Lindsay Corp has a market cap of $975.6 million; its shares were traded at around $73.92 with a P/E ratio of 20.5 and P/S ratio of 1.8. The dividend yield of Lindsay Corp stocks is 0.6%. Lindsay Corp had an annual average earning growth of 17% over the past 10 years.
Highlight of Business Operations:The Companys operating expenses of $83.0 million for fiscal 2012 increased $9.8 million compared to fiscal 2011 operating expenses of $73.2 million. Of the $9.8 million increase in operating expenses, $5.9 million is attributable to the increase in the Companys environmental remediation accrual over the same prior year period related to an updated remediation assessment completed in fiscal 2012. The remaining increase in operating expenses was primarily due to personnel related expenses of $3.4 million driven by higher headcount to support growth and international markets, the inclusion of incremental expenses of an acquired business of $1.9 million, and investments in sales and marketing of $0.6 million, offset in part by decreases in research and development expenses of $1.1 million and a reduction in consultant expenses associated with the implementation of a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system implemented in the prior year of $0.9 million.
Net earnings for fiscal 2012 were $43.3 million or $3.38 per diluted share compared to $36.8 million, or $2.90 per diluted share for the prior fiscal year. The Companys operating income increased to $65.5 million in fiscal 2012 compared to $56.6 million during the prior fiscal year primarily due to an increase in revenues partially offset by higher operating expenses.
The Companys operating expenses of $73.2 million for fiscal 2011 increased $12.1 million compared to fiscal 2010 operating expenses of $61.1 million. The increase in operating expenses for fiscal 2011 was primarily attributable to higher incentive compensation of $2.5 million due to improved operating results, inclusion of operating expenses from acquisitions completed in fiscal 2010 of $2.4 million, higher research and development expenses of $1.3 million and investments in sales and marketing of $0.8 million. Operating expenses were 15.3 percent of sales for fiscal 2011 compared to 17.0 percent of sales for fiscal 2010.
Net earnings for fiscal 2011 were $36.8 million or $2.90 per diluted share for fiscal 2011 compared to $24.9 million, or $1.98 per diluted share for the prior fiscal year. The Companys operating income increased to $56.6 million in fiscal 2011 compared to $37.8 million during the prior fiscal year primarily due to an increase in revenues partially offset by higher operating expenses.
Net working capital was $218.4 million at August 31, 2012, as compared with $178.4 million at August 31, 2011. The increase in net working capital mainly resulted from increased cash from earnings over the past year, increased inventory to support the increases in sales, especially in the irrigation segment, and increased receivables due to higher sales. Cash flows provided by operations totaled $52.4 million during the year ended August 31, 2012 compared to $43.1 million provided by operations during the same prior year period. Cash provided by operations increased by $9.4 million compared to the prior year period primarily as a result of increased earnings ($6.5 million) and positive cash flow changes in receivables ($5.1 million) and current taxes payable ($7.7 million) offset in part by decreases due to negative cash flow changes in other current liabilities ($9.8 million).
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