ELMA, N.Y., May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Servotronics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: SVT) reported net income of $63,000 (or $0.03 per share Basic and Diluted) on revenues of $8,369,000 for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012 as compared to net income of $418,000 (or $0.21 per share Basic - $0.19 per share Diluted) on revenues of $8,275,000 for the comparable period ended March 31, 2011. The increase in revenues is attributable to increased product sales at the Company's Advanced Technology Group (ATG) which exceeded a decrease in product sales at the Consumer Products Group (CPG). Net income was adversely affected by product mix, write-off of start-up costs related to new product lines/products, product development expenses and ramp-up costs to meet customers' forecasted increases in product requirements. Cost containment efforts, operational consolidation evaluations, equipment updating, procurement cost reductions, outsourcing and other front-end expense producing activities that are necessary to produce long-term benefits are continuing with high priority.
On May 14, 2012 the Company announced that its Board of Directors declared a $0.15 per share cash dividend. The dividend will be paid on July 2, 2012 to shareholders of record on June 1, 2012 and will be approximately $355,000 in the aggregate. These dividends do not represent that the Company will pay dividends on a regular or scheduled basis.
Servotronics believes it has strategically positioned itself by continuing to design and develop new products for new applications/programs across a multiple of industries. Although there is always a certain degree of uncertainty with all planned courses of action, the ability to respond quickly is a carefully developed Company skill that has substantial value when evaluating strategic and tactical plans of action. It is anticipated that over the near term the operating results for certain of the Company's products will be responsive to the volatility of certain of the government's procurement procedures and other unexpected economic events.