Tredegar Corporation (NYSE:TG) announced today that its subsidiary, The William L. Bonnell Company, Inc. (“Bonnell Aluminum”), has acquired 100% ownership of AACOA, Inc. (“AACOA”), a leading manufacturer of aluminum extrusions in North America. The approximate purchase price of $50.8 million was funded using financing under Tredegar’s existing $350 million credit facility. Tredegar expects the acquisition to be accretive in the first year following the acquisition. The acquisition will add fabrication capabilities to Bonnell’s current array of products and services while providing AACOA with large press capabilities and enhanced geographic sales coverage in a variety of end-use markets. AACOA is a premier Midwestern manufacturer of aluminum extrusions with a full range of value-added capabilities and a reputation for outstanding product quality and customer service. Originally established as an anodizing company, AACOA is widely regarded as an industry leader in the anodizing process with exceptional manufacturing expertise in this area. Its primary markets include consumer durables, machinery and equipment, and transportation. The company, with approximately 500 employees, is headquartered in Elkhart, Indiana and operates production facilities in Elkhart and Niles, Michigan. Commenting on the acquisition, Duncan Crowdis, president of Bonnell Aluminum, said, “We have been actively searching for an acquisition that meets our stated goals for expanding into markets outside of building and construction. In AACOA, we found a top-quality manufacturer that will help us move toward our strategic objectives for both growth and diversification. By leveraging our combined capabilities in extruding, anodizing, and fabrication, we will be able to offer high-quality products and services to a large base of customers and have the opportunity to profitably grow in attractive industry segments.” Nancy Taylor, president and CEO of Tredegar Corporation, added, “The acquisition, our second in a year, demonstrates Tredegar’s commitment to our strategy of growth and market diversification within the manufacturing sector. I firmly believe that the combination of Bonnell Aluminum and AACOA strengthens even further the capabilities of both and will bring value to our customers.”
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