For the six months ended August 26, 2012, Park reported basic and diluted earnings per share before special items of $0.52 and $0.51, respectively, compared to basic and diluted earnings per share before special items of $0.67 for the prior year’s first six months. Basic and diluted earnings per share were $0.39 for the six months ended August 26, 2012 compared to basic and diluted earnings per share of $0.72 for the prior year’s first six months.
The Company will conduct a conference call to discuss its financial results at 11:00 a.m. EDT today. Forward-looking and other material information may be discussed in this conference call. The conference call dial-in number is (866) 730-5768 in the United States and Canada and (857) 350-1592 in other countries and the required passcode is 53235008.
For those unable to listen to the call live, a conference call replay will be available from approximately 2:00 p.m. EDT today through 11:59 p.m. EDT on Thursday, September 27, 2012. The conference call replay can be accessed by dialing (888) 286-8010 in the United States and Canada and (617) 801-6888 in other countries and entering passcode 43636417 or on the Company's web site at www.parkelectro.com/investor/investor.html .
Any additional material financial or statistical data disclosed in the conference call will also be available at the time of the conference call on the Company's web site at www.parkelectro.com/investor/investor.html .Park believes that an evaluation of its ongoing operations would be difficult if the disclosure of its financial results were limited to accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) financial measures, which include special items, such as closure and restructuring charges and the settlement of lawsuits. Accordingly, in addition to disclosing its financial results determined in accordance with GAAP, Park discloses non-GAAP operating results that exclude special items in order to assist its shareholders and other readers in assessing the Company’s operating performance, since the Company’s on-going, normal business operations do not include such special items. The detailed operating information presented below reconciles the non-GAAP operating results before special items to earnings determined in accordance with GAAP. Such non-GAAP financial measures are provided to supplement the results provided in accordance with GAAP.