Acme United Corporation Reports Record Quarterly Earnings

Acme United Corporation (NYSE MKT: ACU) today announced record quarterly net income of $2,210,000, or $.68 per diluted share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2013, compared to $2,061,000 or $.66 per diluted share for the comparable period in 2012, an increase of 7% in net income and 3% in diluted earnings per share.

Net income for the six months ended June 30, 2013 was $2,520,000, or $.78 per diluted share, compared to $2,320,000, or $.74 per diluted share in the comparable period last year, a 9% increase in net income and 5% increase in diluted earnings per share.

Net sales for the six months ended June 30, 2013 were $46.1 million, compared to $44.5 million in the same period in 2012, an increase of 4%. Net sales for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013 were $28.4 million, compared to $27.6 million in the comparable period of 2012, an increase of 3%.

Net sales for the quarter ended June 30, 2013 in the U.S. segment increased 5% compared to the same period in 2012 due to increased back to school sales and additional sales resulting from the acquisition of the C-Thru Ruler Company in June 2012. Net sales for the six months ended June 30, 2013 in the U.S. segment increased 8% compared to the same period in 2012 due to additional sales resulting from the acquisition of the C-Thru Ruler Company in June 2012, increased back to school sales and higher sales of Camillus knives.

Net sales in Canada for the three months ended June 30, 2013 decreased 5% in U.S. dollars and 3% in local currency compared to the same period in 2012. Net sales for the six months ended June 30, 2012 in Canada decreased 4% in U.S. dollars and 3% in local currency compared to the same period in 2012.

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