This excerpt taken from the AVX 8-K filed Jan 24, 2008.
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- January 24, 2008 -- AVX Corporation (NYSE: AVX)
Chief Executive Officer and President, John Gilbertson stated, “Sales in the quarter continued to grow as end market growth and market demand for new products remained good in the December quarter. We have now fully integrated American Technical Ceramics Corp. (“ATC”) into our organization and we saw a positive book to bill during each month of the quarter.”
AVX reported net sales for the quarter ended December 31, 2007 of $429.5 million which represents a $51.5 million, or 13.6%, increase over the same quarter last year and a $28.8 million, or 7.2%, increase over the previous quarter. This represents the seventh consecutive quarter of sequential growth in sales indicative of the continued growth in the world wide electronics market.
Net income increased 3.3% to $37.0 million, or $0.22 per diluted share, compared to $35.8 million, or $0.21 per diluted share, for the same quarter last year.
John Gilbertson went on to state, "Our financial position remains exceptionally strong and we continue to be optimistic about the demand for electronic components. During the quarter, the Company paid off the bank debt that it had acquired with the purchase of ATC. After this debt reduction of $5.2 million and dividend pay out of $6.9 million, cash, including the short and long term investment balances increased $18.0 million to $808.6 million.”
AVX, headquartered in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is a leading manufacturer and supplier of a broad line of passive electronic components and related products.
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