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Astec Industries Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., July 22, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Astec Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq:ASTE) today reported results for their second quarter ended June 30, 2014.

Net sales for the second quarter of 2014 were $277.3 million compared to $248.1 million for the second quarter of 2013, a 12% increase. Earnings for the second quarter of 2014 were $14.5 million or $0.63 per diluted share compared to $11.1 million or $0.48 per diluted share for the second quarter of 2013, an increase of 31%.

Domestic sales increased 14% to $184.7 million for the second quarter of 2014 from $162.3 million for the second quarter of 2013. International sales were $92.6 million for the second quarter of 2014 compared to $85.8 million for the second quarter of 2013, an increase of 8%.

Net sales for the first half of 2014 were $515.9 million compared to $496.0 million for the first half of 2013, a 4% increase. Earnings for the first half of 2014 were $24.0 million or $1.04 per diluted share compared to $24.3 million or $1.05 per diluted share for the first half of 2013, a decrease of 1% per diluted share.

Domestic sales increased 11% to $360.1 million for the first half of 2014 from $324.3 million for the first half of 2013. International sales were $155.8 million for the first half of 2014 compared to $171.7 million for the first half of 2013, a decrease of 9%.

The Company's domestic backlog increased 12%, from $140.7 million at June 30, 2013 to $157.4 million at June 30, 2014. The international backlog at June 30, 2014 remained flat at $106.7 million, when compared to the June 30, 2013 international backlog of $106.6 million.

Consolidated financial information for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014 and additional information related to segment revenues and profits are attached as addenda to this press release.

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