Edgen Group Inc. (the “Company” or “Edgen Group”) (NYSE: EDG) a leading global distributor of specialized products including steel pipe, valves, plate, and related components to the energy and industrial markets, today reported its financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012.
Edgen Group sales for the third quarter 2012 increased 17% to a record $534.6 million from $457.2 million in the third quarter 2011. Edgen Group sales for the first nine months of 2012 increased 28% to $1.5 billion from $1.2 billion for the first nine months of 2011.
Sales from the Company's Energy & Infrastructure (“E&I”) segment, operating under the brand name Edgen Murray, increased $50.7 million, or 21%, to $295.6 million for the third quarter 2012 and increased $175.7 million, or 27%, to $828.7 million for the first nine months of 2012 compared to the same periods in 2011. E&I segment backlog was $350 million at September 30, 2012 compared to $405 million at June 30, 2012 and $353 million at December 31, 2011.
Sales at the Company's Oil Country Tubular Goods (“OCTG”) segment, operating under the brand name Bourland & Leverich, increased $26.9 million, or 13%, to $239.2 million for the third quarter 2012 and increased by $162.1 million, or 30%, to $708.5 million for the first nine months of 2012 compared to the same periods in 2011.Gross margins were 12.1% and 11.8% in the third quarter 2012 and the first nine months of 2012, respectively, which is an improvement from 11.8% in the second quarter 2012. Gross margins were 12.8% and 13.0% in the third quarter 2011 and the first nine months of 2011, respectively. Gross margins for the E&I segment were 14.0% and 13.8% for the third quarter 2012 and first nine months of 2012, respectively, compared to 13.7% in the second quarter 2012. Gross margins for the OCTG segment were 9.5% for both the third quarter and the first nine months of 2012 compared to 9.8% in the second quarter 2012.
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