Newburyport, Mass., May 7, 2019. 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 $3.7 million or $0.50 per diluted common share outstanding for its first quarter ended March 31, 2019, compared to net income of $1.8 million or $0.24 per diluted common share outstanding for the same quarter in 2018. Sales for the first quarter were $47.3 million compared to 2018 first quarter sales of $42.9 million.
"I am pleased with our first quarter results and continued progress," said R. Jeffrey Bailly, chairman & CEO. "A 10% rise in sales, coupled with continued improvements in our operating efficiency, drove a healthy increase in our gross margins and helped us more than double net income.”
"During the quarter, we launched a substantial new medical program and ramped up volumes of existing programs, all of which contributed to a 19% increase in our medical sales,” Bailly continued. “We are also seeing solid growth in our aerospace and defense business.”
"Looking ahead, with recently awarded new business, a robust pipeline of new opportunities for both internal growth and growth through acquisitions, and some exciting new additions to our team, we are bullish about the future," Bailly said.
Financial Highlights for Q1 2019:
- Sales grew 10.2% to $47.3 million.
- Sales to the medical market grew 19.4%. Sales to the aerospace & defense and automotive markets grew 42.0% and 7.1%, respectively. All other sales (consumer, electronics, and industrial) declined 15.6%.
- Gross profit as a percentage of sales grew to 26.4% from 23.7% in the same quarter of 2018.
- Selling, general and administrative expenses ("SG&A") as a percentage of sales was 15.3% compared to 15.4% in the same quarter of 2018.
- Operating income grew to $5.3 million from $2.6 million in the same quarter of 2018, while operating income as a percentage of sales increased to 11.1% from 6.0%.
- Net income more than doubled to $3.7 million from $1.8 million in the same quarter of 2018.
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, the Company converts raw materials through laminating, molding, radio frequency welding and fabricating techniques. The Company is diversified by also providing highly engineered solutions to customers in the aerospace & defense, automotive, consumer, electronics and industrial markets.
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