NEWBURYPORT, Mass., Aug. 02, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UFP Technologies, Inc.  (Nasdaq:UFPT), an innovative designer and custom converter of foams, plastics, and natural fiber materials, today reported net income of $2.6 million or $0.36 per diluted common share outstanding for its second quarter ended June 30, 2017, compared to net income of $2.7 million or $0.38 per diluted common share outstanding for the same period in 2016.  Sales for the second quarter were $37.9 million, consistent with second quarter sales of $37.9 million in 2016.  Net income for the six-month period ended June 30, 2017, was $4.8 million or $0.66 per diluted common share outstanding compared to $3.8 million or $0.53 per diluted common share outstanding for the same period in 2016.  Sales for the six-month period ended June 30, 2017, were $74.9 million compared to sales of $72.4 million for the same period in 2016.

"I am pleased with our second quarter results and our progress at the mid-point of 2017," said R. Jeffrey Bailly, Chairman and CEO. "Although Q2 revenue was impacted by a significant drop in automotive demand, our medical sales continue to grow at double-digit rates. Overall, sales for the year are up 3.5% and net income is up 26%."

"We continue to shift our business mix toward higher-margin opportunities, and continue to make progress improving our operating efficiency, particularly at plants affected by our recent consolidations," Bailly added. "Both are having a positive impact on gross margins." 

"We also have a very strong pipeline of growth opportunities, including a series of potential acquisitions that we are currently evaluating. We are targeting medically-focused companies that we believe will increase the value we bring to customers," said Bailly. "With our strong balance sheet, enhanced management team, improving operating efficiency, and robust growth opportunities, we are bullish about our future."

UFP Technologies is an innovative designer and custom converter of foams, plastics, and natural fiber materials, principally serving the medical, automotive, consumer, electronics, industrial, and aerospace and defense markets. The UFP team acts as an extension of its customers' in-house research, engineering, and manufacturing groups, working closely with them to solve their most complex product and packaging challenges.

This news release contains statements relating to expected financial performance and/or future business prospects, events and plans that are forward-looking statements.  Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements about the Com­pany's prospects, statements about the Company's growth potential and strategies for growth, including its acquisition strategies and other opportunities, statements regarding new hires and anticipated trends in the different markets in which the Company competes, anticipated advantages relating to the Company's decisions to consolidate its facilities and the expected cost savings and efficiencies associated therewith, expectations regarding the manufacturing capacity and efficiencies of the Company, statements about the Company's business opportunities and strategies regarding, and participation and growth in, multiple markets, and any indication that the Company may be able to sustain or increase its sales and earnings or sales and earnings growth rates.  Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including without limitation risks and uncertainties associated with the identification of suitable ac­quisition candidates and the successful, efficient execution of acquisition transactions and integration of any such acquisition candi­dates, risks and uncertainties associated with plant closures and consolidations, and expected efficiencies from consolidating manufacturing, risks associated with fluctuations in the markets in which the Company and its customers compete, including risks relating to the Company's ability to maintain, grow and sustain growth in new or current markets, as well as other risks and uncertainties that are detailed in the documents filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC").  Accordingly, actual results may differ materially.  Readers are referred to the documents filed by the Company with the SEC, specifically the last reports on Forms 10-K and 10-Q.  The forward-looking statements contained herein speak only of the Company's expecta­tions as of the date of this press release.  The Company express­ly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revi­sions to any such statement to reflect any change in the Company's expectations or any change in events, conditions, or circumstances on which any such statement is based.
Consolidated Condensed Statement of Income
(in thousands, except per share data)
  Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
  June 30   June 30
    2017       2016       2017       2016  
Net sales $ 37,886     $ 37,902     $ 74,939     $ 72,406  
Cost of sales   27,945       27,616       55,482       54,393  
Gross profit   9,941       10,286       19,457       18,013  
SG&A   6,061       6,470       12,376       12,374  
Restructuring costs   63       55       63       178  
Material overcharge settlement   (121 )     (432 )     (121 )     (432 )
Loss / (gain) on sale of fixed assets   8       -       3       (4 )
Operating income   3,930       4,193       7,136       5,897  
Interest income, net   29       15       57       26  
Income before income taxes   3,959       4,208       7,193       5,923  
Income taxes   1,329       1,473       2,392       2,113  
Net income from consolidated operations $ 2,630     $ 2,735     $ 4,801     $ 3,810  
Net income per share outstanding $ 0.36     $ 0.38     $ 0.66     $ 0.53  
Net income per diluted share outstanding $ 0.36     $ 0.38     $ 0.66     $ 0.53  
Weighted average shares outstanding   7,239       7,175       7,228       7,159  
Weighted average diluted shares outstanding   7,323       7,250       7,312       7,238  

Consolidated Condensed Balance Sheets
(in thousands)
  June 30,   December 31,
    2017     2016
Assets: (unaudited)    
Cash $ 34,514   $ 31,359
Receivables   22,306     21,249
Inventories   14,095     14,151
Other current assets   2,464     3,088
Net property, plant, and equipment   50,836     48,516
Other assets   9,475     9,571
Total assets $ 133,690   $ 127,934
Liabilities and equity:      
Short-term debt $ 342   $ 856
Accounts payable   4,394     4,002
Other current liabilities   4,629     4,698
Other liabilities   5,627     5,325
Total liabilities   14,992     14,881
Total equity   118,698     113,053
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 133,690   $ 127,934
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