Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. Reports First Quarter Fully Diluted Earnings of $1.20 Per Share and Div

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. Reports First Quarter Fully Diluted Earnings of $1.20 Per Share and Dividend of 49¢ Per Share

SOUTHPORT, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE-RGR) announced today that for the first quarter of 2013 the Company reported net sales of $155.9 million and fully diluted earnings of $1.20 per share, compared with net sales of $112.3 million and fully diluted earnings of 79¢ per share in the first quarter of 2012.

The Company also announced today that its Board of Directors declared a dividend of 49¢ per share for the first quarter, for shareholders of record as of May 10, 2013, payable on May 24, 2013. This dividend varies every quarter because the Company pays a percent of earnings rather than a fixed amount per share. This dividend is approximately 40% of net income.

Chief Executive Officer Michael O. Fifer made the following observations related to the Company's results:

  • Our earnings increased 53% from the first quarter of 2012, driven by the 39% growth in sales and our ongoing focus on continuous improvement in our operations.
  • New product introductions were a significant component of our sales growth as new product sales represented $53.3 million or 35% of firearm sales in the first quarter of 2013. New product introductions in the first quarter of 2013 included the LC380 pistol and the SR45 pistol.
  • The estimated sell-through of our products from independent distributors to retailers in the first quarter of 2013 increased 12% from the first quarter of 2012. This estimated unit sell-through was effectively limited to first quarter production because distributor inventory totaled only 59,200 units at December 31, 2012. For reference, at December 31, 2011, the distributor inventory totaled 135,600 units, allowing Q1 2012 sell-through to exceed Q1 2012 production by 22%. During the first quarter of 2013, National Instant Criminal Background Check System ("NICS") background checks (as adjusted by the National Shooting Sports Foundation) increased 46%.
  • Cash generated from operations during the first quarter of 2013 was $30.4 million. At March 30, 2013, our cash and cash equivalents totaled $45.6 million. Our current ratio is 1.6 to 1 and we have no debt.
  • In the first quarter of 2013, capital expenditures totaled $7.7 million, much of it related to new products and the expansion of production capacity. We expect to invest approximately $30 million for capital expenditures during 2013.
  • In the first quarter of 2013, the Company returned $7.8 million to its shareholders through the payment of dividends.
  • At March 30, 2013, stockholders' equity was $111.6 million, which equates to a book value of $5.78 per share, of which $2.36 per share was cash and equivalents.

Today, the Company filed its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the first quarter of 2013. The financial statements included in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q are attached to this press release.

Tomorrow, April 30, 2013, Sturm, Ruger will host a webcast at 12:00 p.m. EDT of its Annual Meeting of Stockholders. Interested parties can access the webcast at or by dialing 800-295-4740, participant code 60546881.

The Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q is available on the SEC website at and the Ruger website at Investors are urged to read the complete Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q to ensure that they have adequate information to make informed investment judgments.

About Sturm, Ruger

Sturm, Ruger was founded in 1949 and is one of the nation's leading manufacturers of high-quality firearms for the commercial sporting market. Sturm, Ruger is headquartered in Southport, CT, with manufacturing facilities located in Newport, NH and Prescott, AZ.

The Company may, from time to time, make forward-looking statements and projections concerning future expectations.Such statements are based on current expectations and are subject to certain qualifying risks and uncertainties, such as market demand, sales levels of firearms, anticipated castings sales and earnings, the need for external financing for operations or capital expenditures, the results of pending litigation against the Company, the impact of future firearms control and environmental legislation, and accounting estimates, any one or more of which could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected.Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made.The Company undertakes no obligation to publish revised forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date such forward-looking statements are made or to reflect the occurrence of subsequent unanticipated events.


(Dollars in thousands)


March 30,


December 31,

Current Assets
Trade receivables, net59,48243,018
Gross inventories54,27555,827
Less LIFO reserve(38,221)(38,089)
Less excess and obsolescence reserve  (1,964)  (1,729)
Net inventories  14,090   16,009 
Deferred income taxes7,5215,284
Prepaid expenses and other current assets  1,101   1,632 
Total Current Assets127,80596,921
Property, plant and equipment203,256195,713
Less allowances for depreciation  (133,821)  (129,720)
Net property, plant and equipment  69,435   65,993 
Deferred income taxes2,4512,004
Other assets  11,784   9,568 
Total Assets $211,475  $174,486 


(Dollars in thousands, except share data)


March 30,


December 31,

Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity
Current Liabilities
Trade accounts payable and accrued expenses$41,461$38,500
Product liability991720
Employee compensation and benefits19,16315,182
Workers' compensation4,4754,600
Income taxes payable  14,622   489 
Total Current Liabilities80,71259,491
Accrued pension liability18,87319,626
Product liability252337
Contingent liabilities----
Stockholders' Equity
Common Stock, non-voting, par value $1:
Authorized shares 50,000; none issued----
Common Stock, par value $1:
Authorized shares - 40,000,000
2013 - 23,618,934 issued,
19,319,500 outstanding
2012 - 23,562,422 issued,
19,262,988 outstanding23,61923,563
Additional paid-in capital16,47015,531
Retained earnings139,053123,442
Less: Treasury stock - at cost
2013 and 2012 - 4,299,434 shares



Accumulated other comprehensive loss  (29,620) (29,620)
Total Stockholders' Equity  111,638  95,032 
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity $211,475 $174,486 


(In thousands, except per share data)

  Three Months Ended
March 30, 2013 March 31, 2012
Net firearms sales$153,440$110,787
Net castings sales  2,465   1,550 
Total net sales155,905112,337
Cost of products sold94,59670,544
Gross profit  61,309   41,793 
Operating expenses:
General and administrative  8,443   6,378 
Total operating expenses  24,207   17,377 
Operating income  37,102   24,416 
Other income:
Interest expense, net(16)(23)
Other income, net  265   178 
Total other income, net  249   155 
Income before income taxes37,35124,571
Income taxes  13,633   9,091 
Net income and comprehensive income $23,718  $15,480 
Basic earnings per share $1.23  $0.81 
Fully diluted earnings per share $1.20  $0.79 
Cash dividends per share $0.404  $0.212 


(Dollars in thousands)

  Three Months Ended

March 30,


March 31,

Operating Activities
Net income$23,718$15,480

Adjustments to reconcile net income to cash provided by operating

Depreciation and amortization4,5013,388
Slow moving inventory valuation adjustment235(53)
Stock-based compensation1,330928
Gain on sale of assets(70)-
Deferred income taxes(2,684)(1,365)
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Trade receivables(16,464)(6,801)
Trade accounts payable and accrued expenses2,8362,611
Employee compensation and benefits3,678(4,238)
Product liability186(65)
Prepaid expenses, other assets and other liabilities(2,676)5,119
Income taxes payable  14,133   4,188 
Cash provided by operating activities  30,407   21,841 
Investing Activities
Property, plant and equipment additions(7,705)(3,047)
Proceeds from sale of assets70-
Purchases of short-term investments  -   (19,994)
Cash used for investing activities  (7,635)  (23,041)
Financing Activities
Tax benefit from exercise of stock options1,747922

Remittance of taxes withheld from employees related to
share-based compensation





Dividends paid  (7,804)  (4,059)
Cash used for financing activities  (8,139)  (4,021)
Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents14,633(5,221)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period30,97881,056
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $45,611  $75,835 

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc.
One Lacey Place
Southport, CT 06890

KEYWORDS:   United States  North America  Connecticut


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