Lawson Products Inc. has a market cap of $148.7 million; its shares were traded at around $17.46 with a P/E ratio of 25 and P/S ratio of 0.4. The dividend yield of Lawson Products Inc. stocks is 1.4%.LAWS is in the portfolios of Arnold Van Den Berg of Century Management, Chuck Royce of Royce& Associates.
Highlight of Business Operations:MRO net sales increased 5.2% in the second quarter of 2010, to $84.7 million from $80.6 million in the prior year period. OEM net sales increased $2.4 million or 16.7% in the second quarter of 2010, to $16.9 million from $14.5 million in the prior year period.
We reported net income of $1.7 million or $0.20 per share in the second quarter of 2010. The 2010 net income was driven by increased sales and cost savings initiatives offset by pre-tax $0.6 million expense related to our ERP implementation and $1.2 million related to severance costs. The second quarter of 2009 net income of $1.8 million or $0.22 per share benefited from the $0.4 million gain on sale of the Charlotte distribution center.
Net sales for the first half of 2010 increased 1.2% to $196.7 million, from $194.4 million in the first half of 2009. MRO net sales increased $1.0 million or 0.6% in the first half of 2010, to $164.4 million from $163.4 million in the prior year period. OEM net sales increased $1.3 million or 4.2% in the first six months of 2010, to $32.3 million from $31.0 million in the prior year period.
We reported net income of $4.0 million or $0.47 per share in the first six months of 2010. The 2010 net income was driven by improved gross profit margins, a $1.7 million gain related to the sale of the Dallas distribution center and cost savings initiatives. These items were offset by pre-tax $0.6 million expense related to our ERP implementation and $1.7 million of severance costs. The first six months of 2009 net loss of $4.1 million or $0.48 per share loss was partially driven by $5.9 million of severance costs.
Cash flows from investing activities in the first six months of 2010 and 2009 benefited from the receipt of $2.0 million and $2.2 million, respectively from the sale of our Dallas, Texas and Charlotte, North Carolina distribution centers. Capital expenditures, including $2.8 million related to the implementation of a new ERP system, were $3.6 million for the first six months of 2010 compared to $2.0 million in 2009. We anticipate that the total cost of the ERP implementation, including both capital and expense, will range from $15 million to $20 million and will continue through 2011.
Net cash provided by financing activities in the first six months of 2010 was $3.6 million compared to cash used for financing activities of $9.9 million in the first six months of 2009. The change was primarily due to a net borrowing on our revolving credit line of $5.2 million in the first half of 2010 compared to a net payment of $7.7 million in the first six months of 2009. On June 30, 2010, we had $5.2 million of borrowings outstanding on our revolving line of credit and $1.4 million of outstanding letters of credit, leaving borrowing availability of $48.4 million subject to the following covenant limitations.
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