This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Cramer's Action Alerts PLUS - See his portfolio and get alerts BEFORE every trade. Learn more NOW!

Minerals Technologies Achieves Record Annual Earnings Of $3.58 Diluted Earnings Per Share

Minerals Technologies Inc. (NYSE: MTX) today reported a net income of $66.9 million for the full year 2010 compared to net income of $29.1 million for 2009, excluding special items, a 129-percent increase. Diluted earnings per share for the full year were $3.58 as compared with earnings of $1.55 in the prior year, excluding special items. As reported, Minerals Technologies recorded a net loss of $23.8 million, or $1.27 per share, in 2009.

Minerals Technologies' worldwide sales for the full year 2010 were $1.0 billion compared with $907.3 million recorded in 2009, a 10-percent increase. Revenue increased in each of the company’s product lines in 2010. Operating income for the full year 2010, excluding special items, was $99.1 million. Operating income, as reported, was $98.3 million.

“Minerals Technologies achieved the highest annual earnings in its 18-year history,” said Joseph C. Muscari, chairman and chief executive officer. “The year was also highlighted by continued execution of our growth strategies of geographic expansion and new product development. In Asia, we recently announced the signing of contracts for the construction of two new precipitated calcium carbonate satellite plants in India, one with West Coast Paper Ltd., and the other with JK Paper Ltd. During 2010, we ramped up production of our first satellite in India, signed agreements or began construction of two additional satellite PCC plants, expanded two others and launched Fulfill™, a new portfolio of PCC products.”

Fourth Quarter

Year-Over-Year Comparisons

The company's fourth quarter net income of $15.8 million, or $0.85 per share, compared with $11.7 million, or $0.62 per share, excluding special items, in the fourth quarter of 2009, a 35-percent improvement. This increase was primarily attributable to cost reduction initiatives, improvements in some of the company’s end markets and the restructuring the company undertook in the second quarter of 2009. As reported, the company had net income of $4.1 million, or $0.22 per share, in the fourth quarter of 2009.

1 of 6

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Try it NOW
Only $9.95
Try it NOW
14-Days Free
Try it NOW

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Options Profits

Our options trading pros provide over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • Actionable options commentary and news
  • Real-time trading community
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!
SYM TRADE IT LAST %CHG

Markets

DOW 18,132.70 -81.72 -0.45%
S&P 500 2,104.50 -6.24 -0.30%
NASDAQ 4,963.5270 -24.3630 -0.49%

Partners Compare Online Brokers

Free Reports

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs