First Six-Months 2012
Consolidated net sales decreased 3.3% to $156.7 million for the first six months, down from $162.1 million in last year’s comparable period. Gross profit improved more than 68% to $24.3 million from last year’s $14.5 million. Gross profit, as a percentage of sales, increased to 15.5%, compared with 8.9% in the first six months of 2011.
The Company reported net income from continuing operations of $7.9 million, or $0.51 per diluted share, for the first six months of 2012, compared with a loss from continuing operations of $1.9 million, or $0.13 per share, in the prior-year first half. Net income improved to $0.51 per diluted share, reversing the year-ago net loss of $0.18 per share, which included the impact from discontinued operations.
Working capital was $47.6 million at June 30, 2012, compared with $35.4 million at Dec. 31, 2011. In addition, the Company made strategic investments totaling $4.0 million in facilities and equipment during the first six months of 2012. Total debt was $21.2 million at June 30, 2012, compared with $15.9 million at Dec. 31, 2011, and $28.8 million at July 2, 2011. Stockholders’ equity increased 15% to $63.0 million, or $4.14 per share, at June 30, 2012, compared with $54.9 million, or $3.71 per share, at Dec. 31, 2011. Net cash used in operating activities during the first half of 2012 totaled $2.2 million, compared with net cash used in operating activities of $2.1 million in 2011.
During the second quarter, the Company self-identified errors related to revenue recognition while implementing a standard cost/perpetual inventory system. The errors began in the third quarter of 2009 and continued through the first quarter of 2012 where revenue was inappropriately recognized prior to the product being delivered to a customer due to an irregularity. The Company concluded that the errors were isolated to one location. The Company considered Staff Accounting Bulletin (SAB) 99, Materiality and SAB 108, Considering the Effects of Prior Year Misstatements when Quantifying Misstatements in Current Year Financial Statements and determined that the impact of the errors on prior-period consolidated financial statements was immaterial. Accordingly, the Company’s consolidated balance sheet as of Dec. 31, 2011, and the consolidated statements of operations and cash flows for the three months ended March 31, 2012, and three and six months ended July 2, 2011, were revised and reflect the correction of these immaterial errors.