DXP Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:DXPE) today announced net income of $6.3 million for the first quarter ended March 31, 2011, with diluted earnings per share of $0.42 compared to net income of $3.6 million and diluted earnings per share of $0.26 for the first quarter of 2010 for an increase of 76.6% in net income. Sales for the first quarter of 2011 increased 24.6%, to $183.1 million, from $147.0 million for the first quarter of 2010.

David R. Little, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer remarked, "We are pleased to report a strong first quarter and start of our new year. All three business segments are performing well and we are optimistic that we will continue to show progress over the balance of the year. All of the markets we serve continue to show improvement, especially oil and gas. We continue to invest in our operations while driving sales growth, improving operating margins, creating SuperCenters and being customer driven experts in MROP solutions."

Mac McConnell, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer added, "We continue to drive efficiencies and manage working capital. Our latest two acquisitions are accretive and have been excellent additions to our DXP family. I am pleased we reduced total long-term debt by $4.7 million and generated free cash flow of $7.2 million during the first quarter of 2011. As of March 31, 2011, $62.8 million was available to be borrowed under our credit facility."

About DXP Enterprises, Inc.

DXP Enterprises, Inc. is a leading products and service distributor that adds value and total cost savings solutions to industrial customers throughout the United States and Sonora, Mexico. DXP provides innovative pumping solutions, supply chain services and maintenance, repair, operating and production ("MROP") services that emphasize and utilize DXP’s vast product knowledge and technical expertise in rotating equipment, bearings, power transmission, industrial supplies and safety products and services. DXP's breadth of MROP products and service solutions allows DXP to be flexible and customer driven, creating competitive advantages for our customers. DXP’s business segments include Service Centers, Innovative Pumping Solutions and Supply Chain Services. For more information, go to www.dxpe.com.

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  Three Months EndedMarch 31,
2011   2010
Sales $ 183,087 $ 146,992
Cost of sales   130,660     105,037  
Gross profit 52,427 41,955
Selling, general and administrative expense   40,885     35,208  
Operating income 11,542 6,747
Other income 21 203
Interest expense   (1,022 )   (994 )
Income before income taxes 10,541 5,956
Provision for income taxes   4,198     2,364  
Net income 6,343 3,592
Preferred stock dividend   (23 )   (23 )
Net income attributable to common shareholders $ 6,320   $ 3,569  
Basic income per share $ 0.44   $ 0.27  
Weighted average common shares outstanding   14,279     13,159  
Diluted income per share $ 0.42   $ 0.26  

Weighted average common and common equivalent shares outstanding



Unaudited Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Information

The following table is a reconciliation of EBITDA**, a non-GAAP financial measure, to income before income taxes, calculated and reported in accordance with U.S. GAAP (in thousands).


Three Months EndedMarch 31, 2011
2011   2010
Income before income taxes $ 10,541 $ 5,956
Plus interest expense 1,022 994
Plus depreciation and amortization   2,391   2,222
EBITDA $ 13,954 $ 9,172
**EBITDA - earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization.

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