WSI Industries Reports 46% Sales Increase and 363% Increase in Net Earnings

WSI also Reports the Addition of a New Director of Operations

MINNEAPOLIS--()--WSI Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: WSCI) today reported sales for its fiscal 2014 second quarter ending February 23, 2014 of $10,484,000 versus the prior year amount of $7,178,000, or an increase of 46%. Year-to-date sales for the six months ended February 23, 2014 totaled $20,683,000, an increase of 31% versus $15,762,000 in the prior year. The Company reported net income of $258,000 or $.09 per diluted share for the fiscal 2014 second quarter which was an increase of 363% over the prior year amount of $56,000 or $.02 per diluted share. Year-to-date income for the first two quarters also increased with the Company reporting net earnings of $603,000 or $.20 per diluted share versus $487,000 or $.17 per diluted share in the prior year which represented an increase of 24%.

Benjamin Rashleger, president and chief executive officer, commented: “Our top line sales growth continued in our fiscal 2014 second quarter as we experienced our second consecutive quarter with sales in excess of $10 million. Our powersports business continued to lead the way with an 81% increase in sales over the prior year quarter which led to a 68% increase in year-to-date sales over the prior year. Our bottom line results also showed improvement as our fiscal second quarter earnings improved to $258,000 from $56,000 in the prior year quarter.” Rashleger continued: “In the prior year we completed a doubling of our manufacturing space due in large measure to the anticipation of the increase in demand in our powersports business. With a major new product line in that business as well as continued increases in existing product lines, we have experienced substantial growth in the first half of fiscal 2014.” Rashleger added: “While the powersports segment of our business has been dominant during the first half of the year, we are continuing to see evidence that our energy business is strengthening. During our fiscal second quarter, we received orders from three new customers in the energy business, which we expect to commence delivery on in our fiscal 2014 third quarter. In addition to improvements in our energy business, our aerospace, avionics and defense businesses have also shown sales growth in the first half of fiscal 2014.” Rashleger concluded: “We expect to see continued improvement in sales and earnings in the last half of fiscal 2014 considering our optimism in many segments of our business.”

WSI Industries also announced the hiring of a new Director of Operations, Dennis Middleton. Rashleger elaborated: “We are pleased to announce the addition of Dennis Middleton to our team in the role of Director of Operations. Dennis brings not only contract manufacturing knowledge, but over 30 years of combined engineering and manufacturing experience. Dennis comes from a Fortune 500 manufacturing background and has run several similar operations, including manufacturing operations much larger than WSI. As WSI continues its rapid growth, we look forward to having Dennis be part of the team providing his guidance and leadership to support our growth, and to ensure that we continue to meet and exceed our customer and shareholder expectations.”

The Company also announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $.04 per share. The dividend will be payable April 22, 2014 to holders of record on April 8, 2014.

WSI Industries, Inc. is a leading contract manufacturer that specializes in the machining of complex, high-precision parts for a wide range of industries, including avionics and aerospace, energy, firearms, recreational vehicles, small engines, marine, bioscience and the defense markets.

The statements included herein which are not historical or current facts are forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Reform Act of 1995. There are certain important factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by some of the statements made herein, including the Company’s ability to retain current programs and obtain additional manufacturing programs, and other factors detailed in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.



In thousands, except per share amounts
Second quarter ended First six months ended
February 23, February 24, February 23, February 24,
2014 2013 2014 2013
Net Sales $ 10,484 $ 7,178 $ 20,683 $ 15,762
Cost of products sold   9,233     6,406     18,081     13,508  
Gross margin 1,251 772 2,602 2,254
Selling and administrative expense 746 605 1,446 1,332
Interest and other income (1 ) (1 ) (2 ) (2 )
Interest and other expense   102     81     216     163  

Profit (loss) from operations before income taxes

404 87 942 761
Income taxes   146     31     339     274  
Net earnings (loss) $ 258   $ 56   $ 603   $ 487  
Basic earnings (loss) per share $ 0.09   $ 0.02   $ 0.21   $ 0.17  
Diluted earnings (loss) per share $ 0.09   $ 0.02   $ 0.20   $ 0.17  

Weighted average number of common shares

2,898 2,884 2,895 2,877

Weighted average number of dilutive common shares outstanding

2,953 2,939 2,952 2,943
In thousands
February 23, February 24,
2014 2013
Total Current Assets $ 11,920 $ 10,629
Property, Plant, and Equipment, net 14,335 11,899
Intangible Assets   2,385     2,368  
Total Assets $ 28,640   $ 24,896  
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity:
Total current liabilities $ 5,080 $ 6,522
Long-term debt 9,328 5,179
Deferred tax liabilities 1,634 1,187
Shareholders' equity   12,598     12,008  
Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity $ 28,640   $ 24,896  
In thousands
First six months ended
February 23, February 24,
2014 2013
Cash flows from operating activities (1) $ 2,429 $ 989
Cash used in investing activities (174 ) (2,935 )
Cash used in financing activities   (1,204 )   1,621  
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents 1,051 (325 )
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   1,906     2,912  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 2,957   $ 2,587  

(1) Cash flows from operating activities includes non-cash adjustments for depreciation, deferred taxes and stock option compensation expense of $1,585 and $1,230 at February 23, 2014 and February 24, 2013, respectively.


WSI Industries, Inc.
Benjamin Rashleger, 763-295-9202
President & CEO
Paul D. Sheely, 763-295-9202


WSI Industries, Inc.
Benjamin Rashleger, 763-295-9202
President & CEO
Paul D. Sheely, 763-295-9202