CLEVELAND–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Detrex Corporation (OTCQX:DTRX), today announced 2017 first quarter net income of $700,026, or $0.41 per fully diluted share, compared to 2016 first quarter net income of $234,317, or $0.14 per fully diluted share. The Company also announced that it will pay a second quarter dividend of $0.25 per share on June 21, 2017, to shareholders of record on June 7, 2017.
First quarter 2017 revenues of $10.3 million were a continuation of the solid performance in the previous quarter and were a 15.3% improvement over the $8.9 million revenues of the first quarter 2016. General economic conditions have improved as export sales increased 24% over the prior year first quarter due to increased demand from new and existing customers, and domestic sales increased by 10% over the prior year. Gross margins and earnings increased due to a combination of product mix and volume.
“Revenues and profitability increased as our sales efforts gained traction and overhead costs were contained. The actions we took in 2016 to reduce the holding company overhead together with strengthening Elco’s foundation yielded results in the first quarter of 2017,” said President, CEO and Chairman Tom Mark. “The Board is continuing the process of evaluating strategic opportunities to generate shareholder value and will keep you informed of our progress.”
About Detrex Corporation
Founded in 1925, Detrex Corporation through its subsidiary The Elco Corporation is a leading manufacturer of high performance specialty chemicals including additives for industrial petroleum products and high purity hydrochloric acid.
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|Detrex Corporation and Subsidiaries|
|Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income|
|(unaudited, in thousands)|
|Three Months Ended|
|Cost of sales||6,847||6,162|
|Selling, general and administrative expense||2,043||2,042|
|Provision for depreciation and amortization||322||346|
|Provision for corporate environmental reserves||–||–|
|Interest (income) expense, net||31||21|
|Other Expense, net||2||15|
|Income before income taxes||1,061||355|
|Provision for income taxes||361||121|
|Basic earnings per common share:||$||0.41||$||0.14|
|Fully diluted earnings per common share:||$||0.41||$||0.14|
Shares outstanding, basic
Shares outstanding, fully diluted
|Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets|
|Mar 31||Dec 31|
|Property and equipment, net||8,561||8,687|
|Liabilities and stockholders’ equity|
|Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity||$||22,007||$||22,525|
Thomas E. Mark
(216) 749-2605 x-113