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Marine Products Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter 2016 Financial Results

ATLANTA, Jan. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Marine Products Corporation (NYSE: MPX) announced its unaudited results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2016.  Marine Products is a leading manufacturer of fiberglass boats under two brand names: Chaparral and Robalo. Chaparral's sterndrive models include H2O Sport and Ski & Fish Boats, SSi and SSX Sportboats, Sunesta Sportdecks and Signature Cruisers.  In addition, Chaparral manufactures SunCoast Sportdeck outboards and Vortex Jet Boats.  Robalo builds outboard sport fishing boats which include center console, dual console, walkaround cabin and Cayman bay boat models.

For the quarter ended December 31, 2016, Marine Products generated net sales of $57,238,000, a 14.7 percent increase compared to $49,881,000 in the same period of the prior year.  The increase in net sales was primarily due to a 13.6 percent increase in unit sales, as well as an increase in parts and accessories sales, partially offset by a slight decrease in the average selling price per boat.  During the quarter the Company generated higher unit sales among our Chaparral H2O and Robalo outboard models. 

Gross profit for the quarter was $12,203,000, a 9.8 percent increase compared to gross profit of $11,117,000 in the same period of the prior year.  Gross profit for the fourth quarter increased compared to the prior year due to higher net sales.  Gross margin during the fourth quarter was 21.3 percent compared to 22.3 percent in the fourth quarter of the prior year. 

Operating profit for the quarter was $5,234,000, a slight decrease compared to $5,420,000 in the fourth quarter of last year.  This decrease was due to higher selling, general and administrative expenses during the fourth quarter of 2016 as compared to the prior year, which was attributed to higher warranty expense during the fourth quarter of 2016.  Selling, general and administrative expenses were 12.2 percent of net sales during the fourth quarter of 2016 compared to 11.4 percent during the same period of the prior year. 

Net income for the quarter ended December 31, 2016 was $3,722,000, a decrease of $123,000 or 3.2 percent, compared to net income of $3,845,000 for the fourth quarter of 2015.  Diluted earnings per share were $0.10 in both the fourth quarters of 2016 and 2015.   

Net sales for the twelve months ended December 31, 2016 were $241,330,000, an increase of 16.6 percent compared to the prior year.  Net income for the twelve months ended December 31, 2016 was $16,745,000 or $0.44 earnings per diluted share, compared to net income of $14,306,000, or $0.39 earnings per diluted share in the prior year. 

Richard A. Hubbell, Marine Products' President and Chief Executive Officer stated, "Our fourth quarter financial results reflect a continued strong selling season for recreational boating as well as the appeal of a number of our successful models.  Sales of our Robalo outboard sport fishing boats continued to be strong across this product's size range, and our largest Chaparral H2O models continue to be popular. We were pleased with the favorable product mix within all of our model lines during the fourth quarter, and we note that our Chaparral sterndrive models recorded a slight increase in unit sales during 2016 in spite of preliminary reports that overall industry retail unit sales of sterndrives continued to decline year over year.  Chaparral sterndrives continue to hold the largest market share within its size category, and our other product categories hold significant market share as well.

"The 2017 winter boat show season is underway, and attendance and sales at shows has thus far exceeded last year.  Dealer and consumer interest in some of our new models has been very strong, and we are also enthusiastic about improving economic indicators including consumer confidence. Order backlog is comparable to the prior year at this time, so we are continuing with our higher production levels during the first quarter of 2017," concluded Hubbell. 

Marine Products Corporation will hold a conference call today, January 25, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss the results for the quarter.  Interested parties may listen in by accessing a live webcast in the investor relations section of Marine Products' website at www.marineproductscorp.com.  The live conference call can also be accessed by calling (888) 686-9681 or (913) 312-0724 for international callers and using the conference ID #9090801.  A replay will be available in the investor relations section of Marine Products' website beginning approximately two hours after the call. 

Marine Products Corporation (NYSE: MPX) designs, manufactures and distributes premium-branded Chaparral sterndrive, jet drive and outboard pleasure boats, and Robalo offshore sport fishing boats.  The Company continues to diversify its product lines through product innovation.  With premium brands, a solid capital structure, and a strong independent dealer network, Marine Products Corporation is prepared to capitalize on opportunities to increase its market share and to generate superior financial performance to build long-term shareholder value.  For more information on Marine Products Corporation visit our website at www.marineproductscorp.com.

Certain statements and information included in this press release constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements include statements that look forward in time or express management's beliefs, expectations or hopes.  In particular, such statements include, without limitation, our belief that order backlog levels warrant continuing with our higher production levels. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Marine Products Corporation to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements.  These risks include possible decreases in the level of consumer confidence and available funds impacting discretionary spending, increased interest rates and fuel prices, weather conditions, changes in consumer preferences, deterioration in the quality of Marine Products' network of independent boat dealers or availability of financing of their inventory, and competition from other boat manufacturers and dealers.  Additional discussion of factors that could cause the actual results to differ materially from management's projections, forecasts, estimates and expectations is contained in Marine Products' Form 10-K, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for the year ending December 31, 2015.



For information contact:


BEN M. PALMER                

JIM LANDERS

Chief Financial Officer       

Vice President, Corporate Finance

(404) 321-7910                      

(404) 321-2162

irdept@marineproductscorp.com     

jlanders@marineproductscorp.com

 

MARINE PRODUCTS CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
































CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS  (In thousands except per share data)











Periods ended December 31, (Unaudited)


Fourth Quarter






Twelve Months






2016



2015


% BETTER
(WORSE)




2016



2015


% BETTER
(WORSE)


Net Sales

$

57,238


$

49,881


14.7

%


$

241,330


$

207,061


16.6

%

Cost of Goods Sold


45,035



38,764


(16.2)




190,863



163,261


(16.9)


Gross Profit


12,203



11,117


9.8




50,467



43,800


15.2


Selling, General and Administrative Expenses


6,969



5,697


(22.3)




27,415



23,249


(17.9)


Operating Profit


5,234



5,420


(3.4)




23,052



20,551


12.2


Interest (Expense) Income


(9)



95


N/M




355



420


(15.5)


Income Before Income Taxes


5,225



5,515


(5.3)




23,407



20,971


11.6


Income Tax Provision


1,503



1,670


10.0




6,662



6,665


0.0


Net Income

$

3,722


$

3,845


(3.2)

%


$

16,745


$

14,306


17.0

%





































EARNINGS PER SHARE


















   Basic 

$

0.10


$

0.10


0.0

%


$

0.44


$

0.39


12.8

%

   Diluted 

$

0.10


$

0.10


0.0

%


$

0.44


$

0.39


12.8

%



















AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING


















   Basic 


36,411



36,881






37,857



36,955




   Diluted 


36,411



37,083






37,857



37,147






















 

 

MARINE PRODUCTS CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES












CONSOLIDATED BALANCE  SHEETS






At December 31, (Unaudited)


(in thousands)



2016



2015

ASSETS






Cash and cash equivalents

$

2,619


$

7,986

Marketable securities


4,109



7,825

Accounts receivable, net


1,087



1,256

Inventories


42,488



32,638

Income taxes receivable


29



820

Prepaid expenses and other current assets


1,823



2,119

  Total current assets


52,155



52,644

Property, plant and equipment, net


13,334



12,761

Goodwill


3,308



3,308

Other intangibles, net


465



465

Marketable securities


5,221



27,129

Deferred income taxes


5,278



4,338

Other assets


8,766



10,032

  Total assets

$

88,527


$

110,677







LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY






Accounts payable

$

5,163


$

3,681

Accrued expenses and other liabilities


12,239



10,117

  Total current liabilities


17,402



13,798

Long-term pension liabilities


5,614



6,590

Other long-term liabilities


66



77

  Total liabilities


23,082



20,465

Common stock


3,486



3,811

Capital in excess of par value


-



3,879

Retained earnings


64,141



84,423

Accumulated other comprehensive loss


(2,182)



(1,901)

  Total stockholders' equity


65,445



90,212

  Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

88,527


$

110,677







 

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SOURCE Marine Products Corporation

Jan 25, 2017

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