Uniroyal Global Engineered Products, Inc. (UNIR) Reports Year End 2015 Financial Results

Uniroyal Global Engineered Products, Inc. Reports Net Income of $7,753,843, or $0.54 per Share, before Dividends, for the Year Ended 2015 versus $4,640,450, or $0.33 per Share, before Dividends for the Year Ended 2014

Financial Highlights Fiscal Year 2015 versus 2014:

  • Net Sales increased 8.2% (excluding currency impact)
  • Net Income available to Common Shareholders increased 16.9%
  • Earnings per Common Share increased 16.7%

Sarasota, Florida, March 28, 2016—Uniroyal Global Engineered Products, Inc. (OTCQB: UNIR or the “Company”) filed its Form 10-K for the year ended January 3, 2016 (Fiscal 2015). Further detail on the reported results are contained in Form 10-K.

“Fiscal 2015 was rewarding in a number of respects as the Company continued to record benefits from the integration of its European and U.S. operations, realized incremental unit growth from existing customers, increased market share and positioned new product lines to launch in the near future for significant volume growth” stated Howard Curd, Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “All of this led to significant margin and profit improvement despite the hurdles presented by a rising US Dollar” noted Curd.

Net Sales

Net Sales reported at $99.8 million for Fiscal 2015 were impacted negatively by $6.6 million due to the strengthening US dollar. Excluding the currency impact, sales increased 8.2% as compared to the $98.3 million reported in Fiscal 2014.

The Company’s global automotive sales increased 11% led by incremental gains in business from major European OEM’s. Non-automotive industrial products were up by 3.3% compared to last year due to increased market share and the stabilization of the US economy.

Net Income Available to Common Shareholders

Net Income available to Common Shareholders improved to $5.0 million in Fiscal 2015 for an increase of 16.9% as compared to the $4.2 million reported in Fiscal 2014. Gross Margins increased to 22.0% in Fiscal 2015, an improvement of 2.4 margin points from the 19.6% in 2014. The increase was attributable to the expiration of lower margin automotive platforms which were replaced with higher margin platforms and the benefits of cost efficiency programs implemented in Fiscal 2014.

Operating Expenses as a percent of Net Sales were moderately below last year at 14.7% as compared to 14.9% in Fiscal 2014. Lower General and Administrative expenses offset an increase in Selling and Research and Development costs as the Company positioned itself for future growth opportunities.

Operating Income increased by 55.3% to $7.2 million in Fiscal 2015 mainly due to the improved and higher margins. Excluding the negative currency impact, operating income would have been up 85.7% to $8.6 million. See Consolidated Statements of Operations for further detail and the financial results for Fiscal 2015.

About Uniroyal Global Engineered Products, Inc.:

Uniroyal Global Engineered Products, Inc. (UNIR) is a leading manufacturer of vinyl coated fabrics that are durable, stain resistant, cost-effective alternatives to leather, cloth and other synthetic fabric coverings. Uniroyal Global Engineered Products, Inc.’s revenue in 2015 was derived 65% from the automotive industry and approximately 35% from the recreational, industrial, indoor and outdoor furnishings, hospitality and health care markets. Our primary brands names include Naugahyde®, BeautyGard®, Flameblocker™, Spirit Millennium®, Ambla®, Amblon®, Velbex®, Cirroflex®, Plastolene® and Vynide®.

Forward-Looking Statements:

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Uniroyal Global Engineered Products, Inc. Corporate Contact: Elizabeth Henson; telephone: 941-870-3950; email: LHenson@uniroyalglobal.com

Uniroyal Global Engineered Products, Inc. Public Relations: Vic Allgeier; TTC Group, Inc.; telephone: 646-290-6400; email: vic@ttcominc.com