SL Industries Announces 2012 Full Year And Fourth Quarter Results

SL INDUSTRIES, INC. (NYSE MKT: SLI); (“SLI” or the “Company”) operating results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2012 are summarized in the following paragraphs. Please read the Company's Form 10-K, which can be found at www.slindustries.com, for a full discussion of the operating results.

Fourth Quarter Results

Net sales for the quarter ended December 31, 2012, were $51.5 million, compared with net sales for the quarter ended December 31, 2011 of $51.4 million.

Income from continuing operations for the quarter ended December 31, 2012 was $3.6 million, or $0.87 per diluted share, compared to income from continuing operations of $3.1 million, or $0.67 per diluted share, for the quarter ended December 31, 2011. Included in income from continuing operations during the fourth quarter of 2011 was $0.3 million of restructuring costs.

Net income for the quarter ended December 31, 2012 was $3.0 million, or $0.71 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $1.7 million, or $0.37 per diluted share, for the quarter ended December 31, 2011. Net income for the quarter ended December 31, 2012 included a net loss from discontinued operations of $0.7 million, or $0.16 per diluted share, compared to a net loss from discontinued operations of $4.8 million, or $1.04 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter 2011. The loss from discontinued operations in 2012 relates to environmental remediation costs, consulting fees, legal charges and possible claims associated with the past operations of the Company’s five environmental sites. In 2011, the majority of the loss in discontinued operations was related to a $5.2 million, after-tax charge, recorded in the fourth quarter, for environmental obligations related to the Company’s Pennsauken site. The net loss from discontinued operations in 2011 was partially offset by a change in the estimated effective state tax rates. The change increased the benefit on losses incurred in discontinued operations.

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