Total segment sales for the three-month period ended August 31, 2013 were $98.5 million compared to $52.0 million for the prior year period. Segment sales increased $46.5 million from the prior year period due to the addition of the 42 ready-mix concrete plants acquired through an asset exchange in the prior year period, which accounts for 65% of the increase in shipments compared to the prior year period. Pricing improved in virtually every market resulting in 8.5% higher average prices.Cost of products sold for the three-month period ended August 31, 2013 increased $39.9 million from the prior year period as a result of the 42 additional ready-mix concrete plants acquired through an asset exchange in the prior year period, along with increased shipments from existing locations. Ready-mix concrete unit costs increased 1% from the prior year period primarily due to increased material and delivery costs partially offset by the effects of higher shipments.
|Three months ended|
|August 31,||August 31,|
|Other income, net||$ 1,534||$ 46|
|Selling, general and administrative||(10,262)||(10,317)|
|$ (8,728)||$ (10,271)|