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Ennis, Inc. Reports Results For The Year And Quarter Ended February 29, 2012

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About Ennis

Ennis, Inc. ( www.ennis.com) is primarily engaged in the production of and sale of business forms, apparel and other business products. The Company is one of the largest private-label printed business product suppliers in the United States. Headquartered in Midlothian, Texas, the Company has production and distribution facilities strategically located throughout the United States of America, Mexico and Canada, to serve the Company’s national network of distributors. The Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates in two business segments: the Print Segment ("Print") and Apparel Segment ("Apparel"). The Print Segment is primarily engaged in the business of manufacturing and selling business forms, other printed business products, printed and electronic media, presentation products, flex-o-graphic printing, advertising specialties and Post-it® Notes, internal bank forms, plastic cards, secure and negotiable documents, envelopes and other custom products. The Apparel Segment manufactures T-Shirts and distributes T-Shirts and other active-wear apparel through nine distribution centers located throughout North America.

Safe Harbor Under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

Certain statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements that involve a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievement expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The words “anticipate,” “preliminary,” “expect,” “believe,” “intend” and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a “safe harbor” for such forward-looking statements. In order to comply with the terms of the safe harbor, the Company notes that a variety of factors could cause actual results and experience to differ materially from the anticipated results or other expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements. These statements are subject to numerous uncertainties, which include, but are not limited to, the Company’s ability to effectively manage its business functions while growing its business in a rapidly changing environment, the Company’s ability to adapt and expand its services in such an environment, the variability in the prices of paper and other raw materials. Other important information regarding factors that may affect the Company’s future performance is included in the public reports that the Company files with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company undertakes no obligation to revise any forward-looking statements or to update them to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this release, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. The inclusion of any statement in this release does not constitute an admission by the Company or any other person that the events or circumstances described in such statement are material.

Ennis, Inc.
Condensed Financial Information
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
               
Three months ended Year ended

Condensed Operating Results

February 29,

February 28,

February 29,

February 28,

2012 2011 2012 2011
Revenues $ 121,526 $ 131,407 $ 517,014 $ 549,999
Cost of goods sold   94,991   95,316   386,501     395,501  
Gross profit margin 26,535 36,091 130,513 154,498
Operating expenses   20,560   21,183   78,825     83,677  
Operating income 5,975 14,908 51,688 70,821
Other expense   734   313   2,308     1,404  
Earnings before income taxes 5,241 14,595 49,380 69,417
Income tax expense   1,911   4,776   18,022     24,786  
Net earnings $ 3,330 $ 9,819 $ 31,358   $ 44,631  
 

Earnings per share

Basic $ 0.13 $ 0.38 $ 1.21   $ 1.73  
Diluted $ 0.13 $ 0.38 $ 1.21   $ 1.72  
 
 
February 29, February 28,

Condensed Balance Sheet Information

2012 2011
Assets
Current assets
Cash $ 10,410 $ 12,305
Accounts receivable, net 58,790 58,359
Inventories, net 134,211 100,363
Other   17,438     11,371  
  220,849     182,398  
Property, plant & equipment 99,516 93,661
Other   211,597     197,669  
$ 531,962   $ 473,728  
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity
Current liabilities
Accounts payable $ 27,924 $ 18,868
Accrued expenses 22,317 27,644
Current portion of long-term debt   -     586  
  50,241     47,098  
Long-term debt 90,000 50,000
Deferred credits   31,846     28,947  
Total liabilities   172,087     126,045  
 
Shareholders’ equity   359,875     347,683  
$ 531,962   $ 473,728  
 
 
Year ended

February 29,

February 28,

Condensed Cash Flow Information

2012 2011
Cash provided by operating activities $ 24,573 $ 32,766
Cash used in investing activities (50,810 ) (35,985 )
Cash provided by (used in) financing activities 23,691 (6,005 )
Effect of exchange rates on cash   651     466  
Change in cash (1,895 ) (8,758 )
Cash at beginning of period   12,305     21,063  
Cash at end of period $ 10,410   $ 12,305  
 




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