Preformed Line Products Announces Financial Results For The Quarter Ended March 31, 2012 - Net sales in 2012 increased $13.8 million or 14% to $108.8 million, compared to $95.1 million in 2011

- Net income in 2012 of $8.1 million increased $1.1 million or 16% compared to 2011

- Diluted earnings per share were $1.50 per share in 2012 compared to $1.30 per share in 2011

MAYFIELD VILLAGE, Ohio, May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Preformed Line Products Company (NASDAQ:   PLPC) today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012.

Net income for the quarter ended March 31, 2012 was $8,133,000, or $1.50 per diluted share, compared to $6,998,000, or $1.30 per diluted share, for the comparable period in 2011.

Net sales for the first quarter of 2012 increased 14% to $108,846,000 compared to $95,088,000 in the first quarter of 2011. 

Currency exchange rates had a negative impact on 2012 first quarter net sales and net income of $.8 million and $.2 million, respectively.

Rob Ruhlman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, "I am proud of the efforts of our people throughout the world.  Our sales and net income were both records for a first quarter.  This was the fourth consecutive quarter that sales have exceeded $100 million and demand for our products and technology remains strong.  These results reflect the positive impact of our continual emphasis on improving efficiency and providing a technologically superior product."

Founded in 1947, Preformed Line Products is an international designer and manufacturer of products and systems employed in the construction and maintenance of overhead and underground networks for energy, telecommunication, cable operators, information (data communication), and other similar industries.  Our primary products support, protect, connect, terminate, and secure cables and wires.  We also provide solar hardware systems and mounting hardware for a variety of solar power applications.

Preformed's world headquarters are in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Company operates three domestic manufacturing centers located in Rogers, Arkansas, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Albemarle, North Carolina.  The Company serves its worldwide market through international operations in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, England, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Poland, South Africa, Spain and Thailand.

This news release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 regarding the Company, including those statements regarding the Company's and management's beliefs and expectations concerning the Company's future performance or anticipated financial results, among others. Except for historical information, the matters discussed in this release are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties which may cause results to differ materially from those set forth in those statements.  Among other things, factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in such forward-looking statements include the strength of the economy and demand for the Company's products, increases in raw material prices, the Company's ability to identify, complete and integrate acquisitions for profitable growth, and other factors described under the headings "Forward-Looking Statements" and "Risk Factors" in the Company's 2011 Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March 14, 2012 and subsequent filings with the SEC.  The Annual Report on Form 10-K and the Company's other filings with the SEC can be found on the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov.  The Company assumes no obligation to update or supplement forward-looking statements that become untrue because of subsequent events.

 

PREFORMED LINE PRODUCTS COMPANY

STATEMENTS OF CONSOLIDATED OPERATIONS

(UNAUDITED)











In thousands, except per share data


Three month periods ended March 31,







2012


2011





















Net sales


$           108,846


$                     95,088



Cost of products sold


72,834


62,697





GROSS PROFIT


36,012


32,391












Costs and expenses








Selling


8,896


8,036




General and administrative


12,007


10,962




Research and engineering


3,655


3,362




Other operating expense (income)


(651)


(94)







23,907


22,266














OPERATING INCOME


12,105


10,125












Other income (expense)








Interest income


137


151




Interest expense


(196)


(211)




Other income


145


184







86


124














INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES 


12,191


10,249












Income taxes


4,058


3,395














NET INCOME


8,133


6,854














Less net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests, net of tax


-


(144)














NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO PLPC 


$               8,133


$                       6,998












BASIC EARNINGS PER SHARE








Net Income to PLPC common shareholders


$                 1.52


$                         1.33












DILUTED EARNINGS PER SHARE








Net Income to PLPC common shareholders


$                 1.50


$                         1.30












Cash dividends declared per share


$                 0.20


$                         0.20












Weighted-average number of shares outstanding - basic


5,334


5,272












Weighted-average number of shares outstanding - diluted


5,438


5,400


PREFORMED LINE PRODUCTS COMPANY

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(UNAUDITED)




















March 31,


December 31,

Thousands of dollars, except share and per share data




2012


2011












ASSETS










Cash and cash equivalents





$              29,186


$              32,126

Accounts receivable, less allowances of $1,674 ($1,627 in 2011)




74,534


68,949

Inventories - net






91,862


88,613

Deferred income taxes 






4,754


5,263

Prepaids







7,394


8,254

Other current assets






2,341


2,285



TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS





210,071


205,490












Property, plant and equipment - net





93,102


82,860

Other intangibles - net






15,129


11,352

Goodwill







14,776


12,199

Deferred income taxes 






5,813


5,585

Other assets






10,097


9,862














TOTAL ASSETS





$            348,988


$            327,348












LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY


















Notes payable to banks






$                1,500


$                2,030

Current portion of long-term debt





584


601

Trade accounts payable






26,256


25,630

Accrued compensation and amounts withheld from employees




14,137


11,472

Accrued expenses and other liabilities





20,900


22,100



TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES




63,377


61,833












Long-term debt, less current portion





33,652


27,991

Other noncurrent liabilities and deferred income taxes




26,261


24,666












SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY








PLPC shareholders' equity:









Common shares - $2 par value, 15,000,000 shares authorized, 5,332,454 and





    5,333,630 issued and outstanding, net of 640,638 and 639,138 treasury






     shares at par, respectively, as of March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011

10,665


10,667


Common shares issued to Rabbi Trust





(3,807)


(3,812)


Deferred Compensation Liability





3,807


3,812


Paid in capital






13,239


12,718


Retained earnings






213,451


206,512


Accumulated other comprehensive loss




(11,657)


(17,039)



TOTAL SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY




225,698


212,858














TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY


$            348,988


$            327,348












SOURCE Preformed Line Products Company



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