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
See Cramer's multi-million dollar portfolio for FREE and get his new book Get Rich Carefully! Learn More

Exide Technologies Reports Operating Income Up 36% For Its Fiscal 2011 Third Quarter

Selling and administrative expenses for the fiscal 2011 third quarter were $111.9 million versus the comparable prior year period of $110.0 million. Foreign currency translation favorably impacted these operating expenses by $2.2 million. After adjusting for foreign currency translation, the increase in expenses resulted from volume related costs on higher sales as well as the timing of both annual and long-term incentive plan charges and executive transition costs in fiscal year 2011.

Fiscal 2011 Nine Month Consolidated Results

Net sales for the first nine months of fiscal 2011 aggregated $2.1 billion as compared with $2.0 billion for the prior fiscal year period, an increase of approximately 7%. Net sales in the fiscal 2011 period were positively impacted by price increases estimated at $130.9 million due to approximately 11% higher average lead prices period over period and overall higher unit volumes, partially offset by unfavorable foreign currency translation of ($58.7 million).

The Company reported net income for the nine months ended December 31, 2010 of $40.1 million or $0.50 per diluted share as compared to a net loss of $52.2 million or ($0.69) per share in the nine months ended December 31, 2009. The improvement in year-to-date net income was driven by significantly lower restructuring and impairment charges, higher gross profit, lower operating expenses and a significantly lower effective tax rate resulting principally from valuation allowance changes. Adjusted net income for the nine months ended December 31, 2010 was $45.0 million or $0.56 per share. This compares to adjusted net income of $11.0 million or $0.15 per share for the prior year nine month period.

Adjusted EBITDA for the nine months ended December 31, 2010 aggregated $172.5 million versus $142.6 million in the comparable prior year period. Operating income for the first nine months of fiscal 2011 amounted to $86.4 million versus $2.5 million in the comparable fiscal 2010 period. Lower restructuring costs and higher gross profit were the major drivers for the improvement.

Select the service that is right for you!

Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

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
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

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

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, 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
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

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

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
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.
DOW 16,262.56 +89.32 0.55%
S&P 500 1,842.98 +12.37 0.68%
NASDAQ 4,034.1610 +11.4670 0.29%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto
Advertising Partners

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