Uniroyal Global Engineered Products, Inc. Reports Net Income of $1,181,726, or $0.06 per Diluted Share for the Quarter Ended July 3, 2016 vs $958,940, or $0.05 per Diluted Share for the Quarter Ended July 5, 2015
Financial Highlights Second Quarter Ended July 3, 2016:
- Net Sales increase 6.2%
- Gross Margin increases 13.7% to a record 24.4%
- Operating Income increases 15.4%
Sarasota, Florida, August 4, 2016, Uniroyal Global Engineered Products, Inc. (OTCQB:UNIR or the “Company”)
today reported its financial results for the quarter ended July 3, 2016 compared to the quarter ended July 5, 2015.
Net Sales reached $27,333,869 for the current quarterly period, an increase of 6.2% versus the $25,746,054 recorded in the comparable period of last year. Excluding a negative currency impact of $317,000, Net Sales increased 7.4% for the current quarterly period.
Global automotive sales were especially strong with significant gains being recorded from both the U.S. and European operations. “We are obviously pleased with the gains in overall sales this quarter, as anticipated previously rewarded platforms from major U.S. and European OEM’s have moved into production. Further, we improved in Gross Profit Margins and Operating Income Margins, which is strong evidence that our continuous improvement, cost containment and productivity investment programs are producing favorable results,” said Howard Curd, Chairman.
The Company’s automotive sales increased $2,283,247, or 13.7% as recently awarded platforms have moved to
production while the industrial and consumer products declined approximately $695,432, or 7.7%, as seating
applications for major industrial OEM’s were impacted by a slow global economic recovery.
Net sales for the six months ended July 3, 2016 were $52,301,464 compared to $53,260,989 for the prior year period, a decline of 1.8%. Excluding a negative currency impact of $792,000, Net Sales would have been $53,093,464, a decline of 0.3%. The fact that the prior year was a 27-week period compared to 26 weeks for the current period contributed approximately $500,000 to the difference. Growth in second quarter sales all but eliminated the negative sales comparison reported in the first quarter results.
Net Income Available to Common Shareholders
Net Income Available to Common Shareholders improved sharply in the current quarterly period to $1,181,726, an increase of 23.2% versus the $958,940 recorded in the comparable period of last year. The increase in Net Income Available to Common Shareholders was primarily due to increased revenue and the significant improvement in Gross Profit Margins.
Gross Profit Margins for the three months ended July 3, 2016 reached 24.4%, which represents the highest margins recorded by the Company in recent history. Global integration, cost containment and continuous improvement programs, along with favorable raw material prices added to the margin improvements.
Operating Income for the three months ended July 3, 2016 increased to $2,614,414 versus the $2,265,077, or 15.4%, in the prior year’s quarter. Operating Income was bolstered by the improvements in Gross Margin. This improvement offsets increases in Operating Expenses for the period which were up $453,862 versus the comparable period in the prior year, due to an increase in professional services, increased Research and Development costs related to new automotive platforms and the costs associated with the implementation of a stock-based compensation plan.
Net Income Available to Common Shareholders for the six months ended July 3, 2016 was $1,615,829 compared to $1,676,492 for the prior year period. The improved Gross Profit Margins eliminated the negative impact of the
reduction in Net Sales.
Gross Profit for the six months ended July 3, 2016 was $12,385,614, or 23.7% of Net Sales, compared to $11,211,018 or 21.0% of Net Sales for the prior year period. The increase of $1,174,596 was a 10.5% increase over the prior year. The global integration programs and favorable raw material prices in addition to product rationalization strategies also contributed to the improvements for the six-month period.
Operating Income for the six months ended July 3, 2016 was $4,487,868, an increase of $477,260, or 11.9%, over the prior period amount of $4,010,608, principally from the improved Gross Profit Margins.
For further details, see the Consolidated Statements of Operations in the Company’s Form-10Q filed on August 4, 2016. The Company will have comments on the quarter in an earning conference call on August 5, 2016 at 9:00 am (EDT). Persons wishing to access the conference call may do so by dialing 888-554-1417 (U.S.) and 719-325-2291 (International), and using the ID #8061443. Howard F. Curd, President, will discuss our earnings on the call and will be available for questions. The call will also be available by logging on to www.uniroyalglobal.com and accessing the webcast link (http://public.viavid.com/index.php?id=120679) in the investor relations section. A replay of the conference call will be available beginning Friday, August 5, 2016 through November 5, 2016 by calling 877-870-5176 (US) or 858-384-5517 (International) and Pin #8061443.
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®.
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Uniroyal Global Engineered Products, Inc. Corporate Contact:
Elizabeth Henson; telephone: 941-870-3950; email: LHenson@uniroyalglobal.com
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