Net sales for the third quarter were $539.9 million, up 16 percent from the prior year. Excluding surcharge revenue, net sales were $419.0 million, up 24 percent from a year ago on 10 percent higher volume. Excluding the Latrobe impact, third quarter revenue excluding surcharge was up 13 percent on flat overall volume. Specialty Alloy Operations (SAO) segment sales without surcharge increased 12 percent on 1 percent lower volume, while Performance Engineered Products (PEP) segment sales without surcharge increased 21 percent on 8 percent lower volume compared with the fiscal year 2011 third quarter.Gross profit was $105.1 million compared with $73.1 million in the fiscal year 2011 third quarter. The higher gross profit in this year’s third quarter was driven by a significantly higher profit per pound due to an improved product mix and higher prices, and the inclusion of Latrobe.
Carpenter Technology Reports Third Quarter Results
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