Georgetown, Mass., August 4, 2015. UFP Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: UFPT), a manufacturer of packaging and component products, today reported net income of $2.3 million or $0.32 per diluted common share outstanding for its second quarter ended June 30, 2015, 22% greater than net income of $1.9 million or $0.26 per diluted common share outstanding for the same period in 2014. Sales for the second quarter were $36.5 million, 7.3% higher than second quarter sales of $34.0 million in 2014. Net income for both the six-month periods ended June 30, 2015 and June 30, 2014, was $3.9 million or $0.55 per diluted common share outstanding. Sales for the six-month period ended June 30, 2015, were $70.5 million, compared to sales of $68.6 million for the same period in 2014.
“I am pleased with our second quarter results,” said R. Jeffrey Bailly, Chairman & CEO. “Operating profits grew more than 16% and revenue increased 7.3%, fueled by double-digit sales growth in our medical, automotive, and aerospace & defense markets.”
“We also continue to make significant progress on our two remaining platform-strengthening initiatives,” Bailly added. “Work to consolidate our Northeast operations into our recently acquired Massachusetts facility is well underway. And our new ERP system implementation is nearly complete; the final two factories will be online by year-end. With the efficiency improvements expected from these initiatives, combined with our growing pipeline of new opportunities, I am very bullish about our future. I believe the company will be extremely well positioned to succeed in the years ahead.”
UFP Technologies is an innovative designer and custom converter of foams, plastics, composites and natural fiber products, principally serving the medical, automotive, consumer, electronics, industrial and aerospace and defense 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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