Gross profit increased $4.9 million to $55.9 million in the third quarter of 2013, compared to $51.0 million for the comparable 2012 period. This improvement was driven by increased operational leverage due to our higher sales volumes, as well as a favorable mix of higher margin products. As a result, gross profit as a percentage of sales for the current quarter increased 170 basis points to 33.3% from 31.6% for the prior year third quarter, representing the fourth consecutive quarter our gross profit margin has increased in comparison to the prior year.Selling, general and administrative (“SG&A”) expenses increased $1.3 million to $21.6 million for the third quarter 2013 compared to $20.3 million for the same period of 2012. This increase is attributable to the additional investments made in sales and marketing resources to drive core business growth, as well as increased performance-based compensation. Synergies realized from our Swiss orthopaedic facility consolidation of approximately $0.4 million partially offset the rise in expenses.
Greatbatch, Inc. Reports 2013 Third Quarter Results
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