|By Business Wire||
|July 1, 2014 06:32 AM EDT||
Park Electrochemical Corp. (NYSE-PKE) reported net sales of $48,817,000 for the first quarter ended June 1, 2014 compared to net sales of $43,438,000 for the first quarter ended June 2, 2013.
Park reported net earnings before special items of $8,579,000 for the first quarter ended June 1, 2014 compared to net earnings before special items of $5,129,000 for the first quarter of last year. During the first quarter ended June 1, 2014, the Company recorded pre-tax restructuring charges of $267,000 in connection with the closure of its Nelco Technology (Zhuhai FTZ) Ltd. facility located in the Free Trade Zone in Zhuhai, China and the closure of its New England Laminates Co., Inc. business unit located in Newburgh, New York. In addition, the Company recorded a pre-tax charge of $260,000 during the first quarter ended June 1, 2014 for additional fees incurred in connection with the 2014 fiscal year-end audit. In the first quarter of last year, the Company recorded pre-tax restructuring charges of $200,000 in connection with the closure of its Zhuhai facility. Accordingly, net earnings were $8,216,000 for the first quarter ended June 1, 2014 compared to $4,929,000 for the first quarter ended June 2, 2013.
Park reported basic and diluted earnings per share before special items of $0.41 for the first quarter ended June 1, 2014 compared to basic and diluted earnings per share before special items of $0.25 for last year's first quarter. Basic and diluted earnings per share were $0.39 for the first quarter ended June 1, 2014 compared to basic and diluted earnings per share of $0.24 for last year's first quarter.
The Company will conduct a conference call to discuss its financial results at 11:00 a.m. EDT today. Forward-looking and other material information may be discussed in this conference call. The conference call dial-in number is (855) 454-7959 in the United States and Canada and (253) 214-3052 in other countries and the required passcode is 67605277.
For those unable to listen to the call live, a conference call replay will be available from approximately 2:00 p.m. EDT today through 11:59 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, July 8, 2014. The conference call replay can be accessed by dialing (855) 859-2056 in the United States and Canada and (404) 537-3406 in other countries and entering passcode 67605277 or on the Company's web site at www.parkelectro.com/investor/investor.html.
Any additional material financial or statistical data disclosed in the conference call will also be available at the time of the conference call on the Company's web site at www.parkelectro.com/investor/investor.html.
Park believes that an evaluation of its ongoing operations would be difficult if the disclosure of its financial results were limited to accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("GAAP") financial measures, which include special items, such as facility closure and tax charges. Accordingly, in addition to disclosing its financial results determined in accordance with GAAP, Park discloses non-GAAP operating results that exclude special items in order to assist its shareholders and other readers in assessing the Company's operating performance, since the Company's on-going, normal business operations do not include such special items. The detailed operating information presented below reconciles the non-GAAP operating results before special items to earnings determined in accordance with GAAP. Such non-GAAP financial measures are provided to supplement the results provided in accordance with GAAP.
Park Electrochemical Corp. is a global advanced materials company which develops and manufactures high-technology digital and RF/microwave printed circuit materials principally for the telecommunications and internet infrastructure and high-end computing markets and advanced composite materials, parts and assemblies for the aerospace markets. Park's core capabilities are in the areas of polymer chemistry formulation and coating technology. The Company's manufacturing facilities are located in Singapore, France, Kansas, Arizona and California. The Company also maintains R&D facilities in Arizona, Kansas and Singapore.
Additional corporate information is available on the Company's web site at www.parkelectro.com
Performance table, including non-GAAP information (in thousands, except per share amounts -unaudited):
|13 Weeks Ended|
|Net Earnings before Special Items1||$||8,579||$||5,129||$||4,364|
|Special Items net of Tax||(363||)||(200||)||(64,388||)|
|Basic and Diluted Earnings per Share:|
|Basic Earnings before Special Items1||$||0.41||$||0.25||$||0.21|
|Basic Earnings (Loss) per Share||$||0.39||$||0.24||$||(2.88||)|
|Diluted Earnings before Special Items1||$||0.41||$||0.25||$||0.21|
|Diluted Earnings (Loss) per Share||$||0.39||$||0.24||$||(2.88||)|
|Weighted Average Shares Outstanding:|
|1 Refer to "Detailed operating information" below for information regarding Special Items.|
Comparative balance sheets (in thousands):
|Cash and Marketable Securities||$||277,241||$||270,356|
|Accounts Receivable, Net||28,451||22,881|
|Other Current Assets||3,698||4,132|
|Total Current Assets||324,467||311,240|
|Fixed Assets, Net||28,796||29,674|
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity
|Current Portion of Long-Term Debt||$||12,500||$||10,000|
|Income Taxes Payable||4,599||2,995|
|Total Current Liabilities||32,697||24,243|
|Deferred Income Taxes||58,123||58,124|
|Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity||$||389,486||$||377,093|
|Equity per Share||$||9.91||$||9.60|
|Total Cash, Restricted Cash and Marketable Securities||$||302,241||$||295,356|
Detailed operating information (in thousands - unaudited):
13 Weeks Ended
June 1, 2014
13 Weeks Ended
June 2, 2013
13 Weeks Ended
March 2, 2014
|Net Sales||$ 48,817||$ 48,817||$ 43,438||$ 43,438||$ 38,151||$ 38,151|
|Cost of Sales||31,888||31,888||30,447||30,447||27,701||27,701|
|Selling, General & Administrative|
|Earnings from Operations||10,066||527||10,593||6,235||200||6,435||3,758||1,208||4,966|
|Net Interest Expense||(206)||(206)||(103)||(103)||(45)||(45)|
|Earnings before Income Taxes||9,860||527||10,387||6,132||200||6,332||3,713||1,208||4,921|
|Income Tax Provision||1,644||164||1,808||1,203||-||1,203||63,737||(63,180)||557|
|Effective Tax Rate||16.7%||17.4%||19.6%||19.0%||1716.6%||11.3%|
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