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Kadant Reports 2011 Fourth Quarter And Full-Year Results

Kadant Inc. (NYSE:KAI) reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2011.

Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2011 Financial Highlights
  • Record GAAP diluted earnings per share (EPS) from continuing operations was $0.90 in the fourth quarter of 2011, including restructuring costs and a benefit from discrete tax items, compared to $0.41 in the fourth quarter of 2010. For the full year, GAAP diluted EPS was $2.74, compared to $1.48 in 2010.
  • Adjusted diluted EPS was $0.59 in the fourth quarter and $2.10 for the year, up 40% and 49%, respectively, over the corresponding prior periods.
  • Revenues were a record $97 million in the quarter, increasing 32% over the fourth quarter of 2010.
  • Operating income was $9 million in the fourth quarter of 2011, up 36% over the prior period, and a record $39 million for the full-year 2011, up 55% over 2010.
  • Cash flow from continuing operations was $15 million in the fourth quarter of 2011, one of the highest quarterly performances in the Company’s history.
  • Repurchases of common stock were $7 million in the fourth quarter of 2011 and $16 million for full-year 2011.

Adjusted diluted EPS is a non-GAAP measure that excludes certain items as detailed later in this press release under the heading “Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures” and in the reconciliation tables below.

Management Commentary

“Our financial performance in 2011 was outstanding and ended with one of the best quarters in our Company’s history,” said Jonathan W. Painter, president and chief executive officer of Kadant. “Diluted EPS from continuing operations was a record $0.90 in the fourth quarter of 2011 compared to last year’s $0.41. Excluding restructuring costs and a benefit from discrete tax items, adjusted diluted EPS was $0.59 in the fourth quarter of 2011, increasing 40 percent over last year’s $0.42. This compares to our GAAP guidance of $0.56 to $0.58 for the quarter.

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