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Carpenter Technology Corp. Reports Operating Results (10-Q)

February 03, 2012 | About:
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Carpenter Technology Corp. (CRS) filed Quarterly Report for the period ended 2011-12-31.

Carpenter Technology Corp. has a market cap of $2.46 billion; its shares were traded at around $55.68 with a P/E ratio of 24.5 and P/S ratio of 1.5. The dividend yield of Carpenter Technology Corp. stocks is 1.4%. Carpenter Technology Corp. had an annual average earning growth of 5.2% over the past 10 years.

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Our gross profit in the six months ended December 31, 2011 increased 67 percent to $165.5 million, or 19.6 percent of net sales (25.7 percent of net sales excluding surcharges), as compared with $98.9 million, or 13.6 percent of net sales (18.3 percent of net sales excluding surcharges), in the same period a year ago. The higher gross profit in the current period was driven by an improved product mix, higher prices and strong operating performance.

For the six months ended December 31, 2011, our operating income increased to $87.9 million as compared with $26.2 million in the same period a year ago. Excluding surcharge revenue and pension earnings, interest and deferrals, operating margin was 14.8 percent for the six months ended December 31, 2011 as compared with 8.1 percent a year ago.

Operating income for the six months ended December 31, 2011 for the SAO segment was $97.2 million or 14.0 percent of net sales (19.7 percent of net sales excluding surcharge revenue) in the six months ended December 31, 2011, as compared with $52.7 million or 8.5 percent of net sales (12.0 percent of net sales excluding surcharge revenue) in the same period a year ago. The increase in operating income reflects the impacts of our pricing actions, a strong product mix and improvements to our operating costs.

Net sales for the six months ended December 31, 2011 for the PEP segment increased 76 percent to $166.5 million, as compared with $94.6 million in the same period a year ago. Excluding surcharge revenue, net sales increased 78 percent on 9 percent higher shipment volume from a year ago. The increase in net sales is due to the addition of the Amega West business and strong demand in the aerospace and energy markets.

Operating income for the PEP segment was $22.2 million or 13.3 percent of net sales (13.5 percent of net sales excluding surcharge revenue) in the six months ended December 31, 2011, compared with $11.4 million or 12.1 percent of net sales (12.4 percent of net sales excluding surcharge revenue) in the same period a year ago. The increase in operating income in the current period as compared with the same period of the prior year reflects the impacts of the higher volumes and sales and mix management actions.

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