Newburyport, Mass., August 2, 2018. UFP Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: UFPT), an innovative designer and custom converter of foams, plastics, and natural fiber materials, today reported net income of $4.0 million or $0.54 per diluted common share outstanding for its second quarter ended June 30, 2018, compared to net income of $2.6 million or $0.36 per diluted common share outstanding for the same period in 2017. Sales for the second quarter were $49.0 million compared to second quarter sales of $37.9 million in 2017. Net income for the six-month period ended June 30, 2018 was $5.8 million or $0.78 per diluted common share outstanding compared to $4.8 million or $0.66 per diluted common share outstanding for the same period in 2017. Sales for the six-month period ended June 30, 2018 were $91.9 million compared to sales of $74.9 million for the same period in 2017.
“I am very pleased with our second quarter results and our progress at the midpoint of 2018,” said R. Jeffrey Bailly, chairman and CEO. “The integration of our recent acquisition, Dielectrics Inc., is going very well. As expected, they are contributing strongly to our earnings, adding over $1.5 million of operating income in the quarter. This, combined with strength in our medical, consumer, and aerospace & defense markets, helped us increase revenue by 29% and earnings per share by 50%.”
“We increased gross profit margins to 26.5% for the quarter through lean manufacturing initiatives and automation investments,” said Bailly.
“We also improved general and administrative expenses as a percentage of sales due to synergies related to the Dielectrics acquisition, which further enhanced our operating results.”
“Looking ahead, I remain bullish about our future and firmly believe we have one of the best growth platforms in the industry,” said Bailly. “Customers are excited about the new capabilities Dielectrics brings, and our ability to provide more comprehensive, integrated solutions. We have two major new programs scheduled to launch in the second half of the year. In addition, we have paid down over $16 million in debt in the five months we have owned Dielectrics, and remain active in our search for strategic acquisitions.”
UFP Technologies is an innovative designer and custom converter of foams, plastics, and natural fiber materials, principally serving the medical, automotive, consumer, electronics, industrial, and aerospace and defense markets. The UFP team acts as an extension of its customers’ in-house research, engineering, and manufacturing groups, working closely with them to solve their most complex product and packaging challenges.
This news release contains statements relating to expected financial performance and/or future business prospects, events and plans that are forward-looking statements. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the Company's acquisition and integration of Dielectrics and synergies associated with the Dielectrics business, anticipated advantages the Company expects to realize from its investments and capital expenditures, statements about new product offerings and program launches and the expected timing thereof, anticipated revenues and the timing of such revenues, statements regarding the Company's future operating results, prospects, business opportunities, growth potential, and strategies for growth, including its acquisition strategies and other opportunities, expectations regarding the manufacturing capacity and efficiencies of the Company, and any indication that the Company may be able to sustain or increase its sales and earnings or sales and earnings growth rates. Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. New product and program launches are often subject to lengthy manufacturing qualification processes, and the Company cannot assure that it will be able to launch new programs on a timely basis, if at all. New program launches may require significant start-up and other expenses prior to launch, as tooling and related manufacturing processes are developed, and the Company may experience manufacturing inefficiencies in connection with new program launches. As a result, new programs may not generate profits in accordance with anticipated timetables, or at all. Additional risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, risks and uncertainties associated with the Company's acquisition and integration of Dielectrics, risks associated with the effect of the acquisition of Dielectrics on the Company's earnings, risks associated with the identification of suitable acquisition candidates and the successful, efficient execution of acquisition transactions and integration of any acquisition candidates, risks relating to the Company’s ability to maintain, grow and sustain growth in new or current markets, as well as other risks and uncertainties that are detailed in the documents filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). Readers are referred to the documents filed by the Company with the SEC, specifically the last reports on Forms 10-K and 10-Q. The forward-looking statements contained herein speak only of the Company’s expectations as of the date of this press release. The Company expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any such statement to reflect any change in the Company’s expectations or any change in events, conditions, or circumstances on which any such statement is based.