World News: 13:39 GMT Friday 10th August 2018. [Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation via Businesswire via SPi World News]
Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation (NYSE: AP) reported sales for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018, of $127.4 million and $242.5 million, respectively, compared to $110.6 million and $214.1 million, respectively, for the three and six months ended June 30, 2017. The increase is principally attributable to the Forged and Cast Engineered Products segment.
Loss from operations for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018, was $1.6 million and $2.7 million, respectively. This compares to a loss from operations of $2.2 million and $4.8 million, respectively, for the comparable prior year periods.
Net loss for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018, was $3.0 million or $0.24 per common share, and $2.1 million or $0.17 per common share, respectively. This compares to net loss for the comparable prior year periods of $1.9 million or $0.16 per common share, and $6.7 million or $0.54 per common share, respectively.
Sales for the Forged and Cast Engineered Products segment for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018, increased 17% and 16%, respectively, compared to the same periods of the prior year. The current year periods benefited from higher sales of forged and cast mill rolls, and forged engineered products, primarily for the oil and gas industry. Operating results for the second quarter of 2018 declined from the second quarter of 2017 but remain improved on a year-to-date basis compared to prior year. Operating results for both the current quarter and year-to-date periods benefited from the higher overall volume of shipments and better pricing. The expected improvement, however, was offset by increased operating costs, the loss of a key customer due to a plant closure and the loss of sales and plant cost absorption driven by tariffs imposed by the U.S. on imports of steel into the U.S. from the Corporation’s Canadian subsidiary, ASW Steel Inc. Additionally, the prior year periods include the recovery of a portion of a receivable associated with a customer bankruptcy.
Sales and operating income for the Air and Liquid Processing segment for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018, improved when compared to the same periods of the prior year due to a higher volume of shipments and product mix.
Commenting on the quarter’s results, Brett McBrayer, Ampco-Pittsburgh’s Chief Executive Officer said, “As we navigate Ampco-Pittsburgh through this challenging period, I am thoroughly evaluating the current state of our commercial relationships and plant operations. Additionally, we face new headwinds. The tariffs imposed by the U.S. on imported steel products from Canada are having a significant negative impact on our Canadian subsidiary, ASW. We are also seeing a lower frac block order intake due to what we believe to be inventory adjustments in the supply chain. We are moving to mitigate these headwinds through a number of actions, several of which are already in progress.”
Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation (NYSE: AP) will hold a conference call on Friday August 10, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) to discuss its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018. If you would like to participate in the conference call, please register using the link below or by dialing 1-844-308-3408 at least five minutes before the 10:30 a.m. ET start time.
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(In thousands except per share amounts)
|Three Months Ended June 30,||Six Months Ended June 30,|
|Cost of products sold|
|(excl depreciation and amortization)||108,576||92,052||203,333||176,833|
|Selling and administrative||14,814||15,053||30,287||30,430|
|Depreciation and amortization||5,769||5,646||11,674||11,568|
|Gain on disposal of assets||(106||)||(1||)||(61||)||(1||)|
|Total operating expense||129,053||112,750||245,233||218,830|
|Loss from operations||(1,626||)||(2,200||)||(2,729||)||(4,764||)|
|Other income (expense) – net||(526||)||(136||)||1,525||(2,149||)|
|Loss before income taxes||(2,152||)||(2,336||)||(1,204||)||(6,913||)|
|Income tax (provision) benefit||(548||)||102||(107||)||(33||)|
|Equity income in joint venture||-||485||-||535|
|Net loss before non-controlling interest||(2,700||)||(1,749||)||(1,311||)||(6,411||)|
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Business Wire: 13:39 GMT Friday 10th August 2018
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