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CTS Announces Second Quarter 2012 Financial Results

Conference Call

As previously announced, the Company has scheduled a conference call on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. EDT. Those interested in participating may dial 800-230-1951 (612-332-0932, if calling from outside the U.S.). No access code is needed. There will be a replay of the conference call available from 1:30 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 through 11:59 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, July 31, 2012. The telephone number for the replay is 800-475-6701 (320-365-3844, if calling from outside the U.S.). The access code is 254229. Also, please note that a live audio webcast of the conference call will be available and can be accessed directly from the Web sites of CTS Corporation, StreetEvents, Netscape, Compuserve and others.

About CTS

CTS is a leading designer and manufacturer of electronic components and sensors and a provider of electronics manufacturing services (EMS) to OEMs in the automotive, communications, medical, defense and aerospace, industrial and computer markets. CTS manufactures products in North America, Europe and Asia. CTS' stock is traded on the NYSE under the ticker symbol "CTS.” To find out more, visit the CTS Web site at

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains statements that are, or may be deemed to be, forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, any financial or other guidance, statements that reflect our current expectations concerning future results and events and any other statements that are not based solely on historical fact. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof and are based on various assumptions as to future events, the occurrence of which necessarily are subject to uncertainties. These forward-looking statements are made subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, which could cause our actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those presented in the forward-looking statements, including, without limitation: changes in the economy generally and in respect to the businesses in which CTS operates; unanticipated issues in integrating acquisitions; rapid technological change; general market conditions in the automotive, communications and computer industries, as well as conditions in the industrial, defense and aerospace and medical markets; reliance on key customers; unanticipated natural or other events such as the Japan earthquake and floods in Thailand; the ability to protect our intellectual property; pricing pressures and demand for our products; and risks associated with our international operations, including trade and tariff barriers, exchange rates and political and geographical risks. For more detailed information on the risks and uncertainties associated with CTS’ business, see the reports CTS files with the Securities and Exchange Commission available at CTS undertakes no obligation to publicly update its forward-looking statements to reflect new information or events or circumstances that arise after the date hereof, including market or industry changes.
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
July 1 July 3 July 1 July 3
2012 2011 2012 2011
Net sales $ 154,294 $ 146,919 $ 301,263 $ 298,437
Costs and expenses:
Cost of goods sold 128,356 119,051 253,276 241,409
Insurance recovery for business interruption (7,423 ) - (11,050 ) -
Selling, general and administrative expenses 19,378 18,057 38,782 36,429
Research and development expenses 5,131 4,590 11,240 9,619
Insurance recovery for property damage - - (1,769 ) -
Restructuring charge   3,139     694     3,139     694  
Operating earnings 5,713 4,527 7,645 10,286
Other (expense) / income:
Interest expense, net (159 ) (235 ) (369 ) (531 )
Other (expense) / income   (1,041 )   743     (466 )   1,873  
Total other (expense) / income   (1,200 )   508     (835 )   1,342  
Earnings before income taxes 4,513 5,035 6,810 11,628
Income tax expense   1,212     903     1,226     2,380  
Net earnings $ 3,301   $ 4,132   $ 5,584   $ 9,248  
Net earnings per share:
Basic $ 0.10   $ 0.12   $ 0.16   $ 0.27  
Diluted $ 0.10   $ 0.12   $ 0.16   $ 0.26  
Cash dividends declared per share $ 0.035   $ 0.03   $ 0.070   $ 0.06  
Average common shares outstanding:
Basic 34,022 34,375 34,064 34,334
Diluted 34,574 35,025 34,647 35,050

Earnings per Share
The following table reconciles GAAP diluted earnings per share to adjusted earnings per share for the Company:
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
July 1 July 3 July 1 July 3
2012 2011 2012 2011
GAAP diluted earnings per share $ 0.10 $ 0.12 $ 0.16 $ 0.26

Tax affected charges to reported diluted loss per share:
Restructuring and related charges 0.08 0.01 0.08 0.01
Additional legal costs   -   0.01   -   0.01
Adjusted earnings per share $ 0.18 $ 0.14 $ 0.24 $ 0.28

Additional Information
The following table includes other financial information not presented in the preceding financial statements.
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
$ In thousands July 1 July 3 July 1 July 3

2012 2011 2012 2011
Depreciation and Amortization $ 4,856 $ 4,365 $ 9,646 $ 8,766
Equity Based Compensation 957 1,181 2,171 2,361

Non-GAAP financial measures are discussed below.


Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Adjusted earnings per share is a non-GAAP financial measure. The most directly comparable GAAP financial measure is diluted earnings per share.

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