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Tredegar Corp. Reports Operating Results (10-Q)
Posted by: gurufocus (IP Logged)
Date: November 3, 2011 04:44PM
Tredegar Corp. (TG) filed Quarterly Report for the period ended 2011-09-30.
Highlight of Business Operations:Third-quarter 2011 net income from continuing operations was $12.7 million (40 cents per share) compared with $9.0 million (28 cents per share) in the third quarter of 2010. Net income from continuing operations for the first nine months of 2011 was $25.5 million (79 cents per share) compared with $19.7 million (60 cents per share) in the first nine months of 2010. Losses related to plant shutdowns, asset impairments, restructurings and other items are described in Note 3 on page 6. Net sales (sales less freight) and operating profit (loss) from ongoing operations are the measures of sales and operating profit used by the chief operating decision maker of each segment for purposes of assessing performance.
Net sales for this segment can fluctuate from quarter-to-quarter as Bright View Technologies is a late-stage development company and Falling Springs revenue can vary based upon the timing of development projects within its markets. Operating losses from ongoing operations were $152,000 and $2.4 million for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2011, respectively, compared to $840,000 and $2.9 million for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2010, respectively.
Pension expense was $610,000 in the third quarter of 2011 and $1.7 million in the first nine months of 2011, an unfavorable change of $202,000 and $1.2 million, respectively, from the pension expense recognized in comparable periods of 2010. Most of the impact of pensions on earnings is reflected in Corporate expenses, net in the net sales and operating profit by segment table. We contributed $167,000 to our pension plans for continuing operations in 2010, and minimum required contributions to our pension plans in 2011 are expected to be comparable. Corporate expenses, net decreased in 2011 versus 2010 due to lower performance-based incentives and the favorable impact of the timing of recognition of other corporate-related expenses, partially offset by the unfavorable impact of pension expense noted above.
Overall, sales in the first nine months of 2011 increased by 6.7% compared with 2010. Net sales increased 0.9% in Film Products primarily due to an increase in average selling prices from the pass-through of higher resin prices, offset by lower volumes in personal care films and surface protection materials. Net sales from ongoing operations increased 22.8% in Aluminum Extrusions due to higher sales volume in most markets and an increase in average selling prices driven by higher aluminum prices. For more information on net sales and volume, see the executive summary beginning on page 17.
As a percentage of sales, selling, general and administrative and R&D expenses were 10.0% in the first nine months of 2011, down from 11.2% in the first nine months of last year. The decrease in selling, general and administrative and R&D expenses as a percentage of sales can be attributed to the 6.7% increase in year-over-year sales noted above and lower performance-based incentive accruals, partially offset by higher acquisition-related expenditures in 2011.
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