Park Electrochemical Corp. Reports Second Quarter Results

Park Electrochemical Corp.Reports Second Quarter Results

MELVILLE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Park Electrochemical Corp. (NYSE-PKE) reported net sales of $46,430,000 for the second quarter ended August 26, 2012 compared to net sales of $50,449,000 for the second quarter ended August 28, 2011. Park's net sales for the six months ended August 26, 2012 were $92,476,000 compared to net sales of $102,266,000 for the six months ended August 28, 2011.

Park reported net earnings before special items of $5,771,000 for the second quarter ended August 26, 2012 compared to net earnings before special items of $6,615,000 for the second quarter of last year. In the second quarter ended August 26, 2012, the Company recorded a pre-tax charge of $2,525,000 in connection with the planned closure of its Nelco Technology (Zhuhai FTZ) Ltd. facility located in the Free Trade Zone in Zhuhai, China. During the last fiscal year's second quarter, the Company recorded other pre-tax income of $1,598,000 relating to the settlement of certain lawsuits during the quarter. Accordingly, net earnings for the second quarter ended August 26, 2012 were $3,246,000 compared to net earnings of $7,670,000 for the second quarter of last year.


For the six-month period ended August 26, 2012, Park reported net earnings before special items of $10,711,000 compared to net earnings before special items of $13,857,000 for the last year's first six-month period. The current year six-month period included pre-tax charges of $2,536,000 primarily related to the facility closure mentioned above. The first six-month period of the prior fiscal year included the other pre-tax income of $1,598,000 relating to the settlement of certain lawsuits mentioned above. Accordingly, net earnings were $8,179,000 for the six-month period ended August 26, 2012 compared to net earnings of $14,912,000 for the six-month period ended August 28, 2011.

Park reported basic and diluted earnings per share before special items of $0.28 for the second quarter ended August 26, 2012 compared to basic and diluted earnings per share before special items of $0.32 for last year's second quarter. Basic and diluted earnings per share were $0.16 for the second quarter ended August 26, 2012 compared to $0.37 for last year's second quarter.

For the six months ended August 26, 2012, Park reported basic and diluted earnings per share before special items of $0.52 and $0.51, respectively, compared to basic and diluted earnings per share before special items of $0.67 for the prior year's first six months. Basic and diluted earnings per share were $0.39 for the six months ended August 26, 2012 compared to basic and diluted earnings per share of $0.72 for the prior year's first six months.

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 (866) 730-5768 in the United States and Canada and (857) 350-1592 in other countries and the required passcode is 53235008.

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 Thursday, September 27, 2012. The conference call replay can be accessed by dialing (888) 286-8010 in the United States and Canada and (617) 801-6888 in other countries and entering passcode 43636417 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 closure and restructuring charges and the settlement of lawsuits. 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, Connecticut, 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

26 Weeks Ended

8/26/12

8/28/11

8/26/12

8/28/11

Sales

$

46,430

$

50,449

$

92,476

$

102,266

Net Earnings before Special Items1

$

5,771

$

6,615

$

10,711

$

13,857

Special Items net of Tax

$

(2,525)

$

1,055

$

(2,532)

$

1,055

Net Earnings

$

3,246

$

7,670

$

8,179

$

14,912

Basic and Diluted Earnings per Share:

Basic Earnings before Special Items1

$

0.28

$

0.32

$

0.52

$

0.67

Special Items

$

(0.12)

$

0.05

$

(0.13)

$

0.05

Basic Earnings per Share

$

0.16

$

0.37

$

0.39

$

0.72

Diluted Earnings before Special Items1

$

0.28

$

0.32

$

0.51

$

0.67

Special Items

$

(0.12)

$

0.05

$

(0.12)

$

0.05

Diluted Earnings per Share

$

0.16

$

0.37

$

0.39

$

0.72

Weighted Average Shares Outstanding:

Basic

20,800

20,741

20,798

20,732

Diluted

20,819

20,776

20,834

20,798

1Refer to "Detailed operating information" below for information regarding Special Items.

Comparative balance sheets (in thousands):

8/26/12

2/26/12

Assets

(unaudited)

Current Assets

Cash and Marketable Securities

$

269,619

$

268,785

Accounts Receivable, Net

27,975

23,533

Inventories

15,725

15,823

Other Current Assets

3,964

3,449

Total Current Assets

317,283

311,590

Fixed Assets, Net

33,445

38,695

Other Assets

16,041

15,703

Total Assets

$

366,769

$

365,988

Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

Current Liabilities

Accounts Payable

$

6,543

$

8,427

Accrued Liabilities

9,159

8,816

Income Taxes Payable

3,290

4,198

Total Current Liabilities

18,992

21,441

Deferred Income Taxes

1,011

1,062

Other Liabilities

274

274

Total Liabilities

20,277

22,777

Stockholders' Equity

346,492

343,211

Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

$

366,769

$

365,988

Equity per Share

$

16.66

$

16.50

Detailed operating information (in thousands - unaudited):

13 Weeks Ended

August 26, 2012

13 Weeks Ended

August 28, 2011

GAAP

Specials
Items

Before
Special
Items

GAAP

Specials
Items

Before
Special
Items

Net Sales

$ 46,430

$ 46,430

$ 50,449

$ 50,449

Cost of Sales

33,231

33,231

35,913

35,913

%

71.6%

71.6%

71.2%

71.2%

Gross Profit

13,199

-

13,199

14,536

-

14,536

%

28.4%

28.4%

28.8%

28.8%

Selling, General & Administrative

Expenses

6,591

6,591

6,902

6,902

%

14.2%

14.2%

13.7%

13.7%

Restructuring Charge

2,525

(2,525)

-

-

-

%

5.4%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Earnings from Operations

4,083

2,525

6,608

7,634

-

7,634

%

8.8%

14.2%

15.1%

15.1%

Other Income

179

179

1,794

(1,598)

196

%

0.4%

0.4%

3.6%

0.4%

Earnings before Income Taxes

4,262

2,525

6,787

9,428

(1,598)

7,830

%

9.2%

14.6%

18.7%

15.5%

Income Tax Provision

1,016

-

1,016

1,758

(543)

1,215

Effective Tax Rate

23.8%

15.0%

18.6%

15.5%

Net Earnings

3,246

2,525

5,771

7,670

(1,055)

6,615

%

7.0%

12.4%

15.2%

13.1%

26 Weeks Ended

August 26, 2012

26 Weeks Ended

August 28, 2011

GAAP

Specials
Items

Before
Special
Items

GAAP

Specials
Items

Before
Special
Items

Net Sales

$ 92,476

$ 92,476

$ 102,266

$ 102,266

Cost of Sales

66,301

66,301