WSI Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: WSCI) today reported sales for the full year fiscal 2011 of $24,963,000, an increase of 33% over the prior year’s sales of $18,827,000. The Company also reported an increase of 41% in full year net income to $899,000 or $.31 per diluted share versus $637,000 or $.23 per diluted share in fiscal 2010. Fiscal fourth quarter sales of $7,221,000 were an increase of 23% over the prior year’s quarter of $5,856,000. The Company’s net income in the current year’s fourth quarter of $340,000 or $.12 per diluted share was equivalent to the prior year’s fourth quarter of $348,000 or $.12 per diluted share. Benjamin Rashleger, president and chief operating officer, commented: “A year ago we reported positive results for our fiscal 2010, and that we believed our fiscal 2011 would be better.” He noted that in fiscal 2011 the Company accomplished the following:
- Reinstated the dividend program at an annualized rate of $.16 per share.
- Increased sales and net income by 33% and 41%, respectively, over the prior year.
- Increased cash balances and maintained the Company’s solid financial position.
- Increased our presence in our energy business with a new customer that has awarded us several programs related to the shale fracturing segment.
- Added two new product lines in our recreational vehicle market which were an element of a year over year sales increase of 39% in this business.
- Invested $1.7 million in property and equipment during fiscal 2011 with an additional investment of $1.4 million occurring in the first quarter of fiscal 2012.
- Invested in our human resource capital by increasing our headcount by one-third in the past year.
- Increased our share price by 61% in fiscal 2011, which followed a 38% increase in share price in fiscal 2010.
Michael J. Pudil, Chief Executive Officer, stated: “The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Benjamin Rashleger will be promoted to the CEO position effective January 1, 2012 and has been appointed as a Director on the WSI Board effective the date of this press release.” As planned, Michael Pudil will be retiring as CEO of WSI effective the end of this calendar year. As previously announced, the Company had the opportunity to proactively implement an orderly succession plan over the last two years, during which time Benjamin Rashleger has been the President and Chief Operating Officer. Michael Pudil further commented: “Benjamin has done a tremendous job for WSI. He has been the driving force in the Company that has resulted in a 33 percent growth in revenue and a 41% growth in earnings in the last year alone. The entire Board has tremendous confidence in Benjamin’s ability to lead the WSI growth strategy that takes full advantage of our established 60 year reputation in the contract machining industry.” Pudil further added: “I have been honored to serve WSI as the Chief Executive Officer over the last 18 years. My efforts have been to reach for a level of excellence in contract manufacturing services that exceeded expectations in customer, employee, and shareholder satisfaction. I look forward to the opportunity to continue to serve the interests of the WSI shareholders in my role as a member of the Board.”The Company also announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $.04 per share. The dividend will be payable November 17, 2011 to holders of record on November 3, 2011. WSI Industries, Inc. is a leading contract manufacturer that specializes in the machining of complex, high-precision parts for a wide range of industries, including avionics and aerospace, energy, recreational vehicles, small engines, marine, bioscience and the defense market.
|The statements included herein which are not historical or current facts are forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Reform Act of 1995. There are certain important factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by some of the statements made herein, including the Company’s ability to retain current programs and obtain additional manufacturing programs, and other factors detailed in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.|
|WSI INDUSTRIES, INC.|
|CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS||(Unaudited)|
|In thousands, except per share amounts|
|Quarter ended||Year ended|
|August 28,||August 29,||August 28,||August 29,|
|Cost of products sold||5,849||4,462||20,528||15,080|
|Selling and administrative expense||784||778||2,760||2,425|
|Interest and other income||(8||)||(6||)||(19||)||(33||)|
|Interest and other expense||65||79||289||359|
|Net Income before taxes||531||543||1,405||996|
|Income tax expense (benefit)||191||195||506||359|
|Net income (loss)||$340||$348||$899||$637|
|Basic earnings (loss) per share||$0.12||$0.12||$0.32||$0.23|
|Diluted earnings (loss) per share||$0.12||$0.12||$0.31||$0.23|
|Weighted average number of common|
|Weighted average number of common and|
|dilutive potential common shares||2,897||2,805||2,877||2,801|
|CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (Unaudited)|
|August 28,||August 29,|
|Total Current Assets||$8,711||$7,852|
|Property, Plant, and Equipment, net||7,078||6,507|
|Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity:|
|Total current liabilities||$3,427||$3,414|
|Deferred tax liabilities||308||-|
|Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity||$18,157||$16,986|