Newburyport, Mass., May 04, 2022 - UFP Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: UFPT), an innovative designer and custom manufacturer of components, subassemblies, products, and packaging primarily for the medical market, today reported net income of $4.9 million or $0.64 per diluted common share outstanding for its first quarter ended March 31, 2022, compared to net income of $4.2 million or $0.55 per diluted common share outstanding for the same quarter in 2021. Sales for the first quarter were $71.2 million compared to 2021 first quarter sales of $48.6 million.
"I am very pleased with our Q1 results and continued progress on our strategic initiatives,” said R. Jeffrey Bailly, Chairman & CEO. “Our revenue grew 47% versus Q1 2021, including 15% organic growth in our MedTech group. And, despite absorbing $775,000 in one-time acquisition costs and navigating through continued supply chain issues, we increased operating income by $1.1 million. We also completed our third acquisition in six months, adding critical MedTech manufacturing capabilities in Ireland."
"In addition, we completed Production Qualification in our new Tijuana, Mexico, facility in record time – eight months from an empty dirt lot to a completed building qualified to make production parts," Bailly added. “Our first program is on track to launch in Q3, and we are in the process of evaluating additional programs to manufacture in this showcase plant.”
"With our new low-cost manufacturing capabilities in the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, and Mexico, coupled with new injection molding capabilities and clean room manufacturing in Ireland, we are in an excellent position to meet our medical customers' growing needs," Bailly said. "We expect the supply chain issues in our medical business that have negatively impacted gross margins over the last several quarters will improve significantly late in Q2. This, combined with our growing pipeline of product development opportunities, extensive backlog of open orders awaiting raw materials, and strong balance sheet, leaves us very bullish about our future."
Financial Highlights for Q1 2022
- Overall sales grew 46.6% to $71.2 million.
- Sales to the medical market increased 75.1%. Sales to the aerospace & defense and automotive markets decreased 14.2% and 6.4%, respectively. All other sales (consumer, electronics, and industrial) increased 10.1%.
- Gross profit as a percentage of sales decreased to 24.1% compared to 25.9% in the first quarter of 2021.
- Selling, general and administrative expenses ("SG&A") as a percentage of sales was 14.1% compared to 15% in the first quarter of 2021.
- Operating income was $6.4 million compared to $5.3 million in the first quarter of 2021. Absent one-time transaction expenses of approximately $775,000 in Q1, operating income would have been $7.1 million.
- Net income was $4.9 million compared to $4.2 million in the first quarter of 2021.
About UFP Technologies, Inc.
UFP Technologies is an innovative designer and custom manufacturer of components, subassemblies, products, and packaging primarily for the medical market. Utilizing highly specialized foams, films, and plastics, we convert raw materials through laminating, molding, radio frequency welding and fabricating techniques. We are diversified by also providing highly engineered solutions to customers in the aerospace & defense, automotive, consumer, electronics, and industrial markets.
Forward Looking Statements
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