Georgetown, Mass., August 1, 2013. UFP Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: UFPT), a manufacturer of packaging and component products, today reported net income of $3.0 million or $0.42 per diluted common share outstanding for its second quarter ended June 30, 2013, 8.6% higher than net income of $2.7 million or $0.39 per diluted common share outstanding for the same period in 2012. Sales for the second quarter of 2013 were $35.8 million or 6.4% greater than 2012 second quarter sales of $33.7 million. Net income for the six-month period ended June 30, 2013, was $5.0 million or $0.71 per diluted common share outstanding compared to net income of $5.1 million or $0.72 per diluted common share outstanding for the same period of 2012. Sales for the six-month period ended June 30, 2013, were $69.5 million or 5.9% higher than sales of $65.6 million in the same period of 2012.
“I am pleased with our second quarter progress,” said R. Jeffrey Bailly, Chairman & CEO. “Strong sales to the medical market, increasing demand for molded fiber applications, and a solid contribution from our recent acquisition, Packaging Alternatives Corporation, helped to offset declines in the military and automotive markets where sales for the quarter fell 30% and 8%, respectively.”
“In addition, an improving book of business coupled with greater manufacturing efficiency helped generate higher gross margins,” Bailly continued. “We are particularly pleased with the increased efficiency of our two new state-of-the-art molded fiber production lines and are already considering adding a third new line to meet the steadily growing demand.”
“Looking forward, we anticipate continued softness in Q3 in both the military and automotive markets,” Bailly added. “However, we expect some improvement in Q4, particularly in the military space. Overall, UFP has a strong market position and cash on hand to capitalize on investment opportunities as we uncover them. We continue to search for strategic acquisitions that can increase the value we bring to customers while we work hard to grow our sales organically and improve our operating performance.”
UFP Technologies is a producer of innovative custom-engineered components, products, and specialty packaging. Using foams, plastics, composites, and natural fiber materials, the Company designs and manufactures a vast range of solutions primarily for the medical, automotive, aerospace and defense, and packaging markets. The UFP team acts as an extension of our customers’ in-house research, engineering, and manufacturing groups, working closely with them to solve their most complex product and packaging challenges.
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