HONG KONG, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hong Kong-based global power equipment and floor care company Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd. ("TTI"/ The Group) (stock code: 669, ADR symbol: TTNDY) announced that it achieved record sales, gross margin and profit for the first half of 2014. Net profit attributable to shareholders reached US$ 136 million, a 15.9% increase over the first half of 2013. Basic earnings per share was US 7.45 cents, 15.9% higher than the same period last year. Sales rose by 10.2% over the six month period to US$ 2.25 billion.
TTI achieved double digit growth and continued delivering excellent financial performance. The Power Equipment segment delivered US$ 1,678 million, a 10.5% sales increase, and generated exceptional organic growth in the professional and DIY power tool businesses. The Floor Care and Appliance segment grew 9.3% to US$ 572 million in sales. The company's double digit sales growth is a result of a series of successful new product launches and highly effective, targeted geographic expansion.
Mr. Horst Pudwill, Chairman of TTI, said, "With our ongoing focus on generating organic growth, improving operating margins, and managing our robust balance sheet, we expect continued strong performance in the second half of 2014. We are excited about our momentum and are well-positioned to build on our record first half performance."
Mr. Joseph Galli, CEO of TTI, commented, "New product introductions, geographic expansion and a relentless focus on operational efficiency propelled our continued outstanding performance. A highlight of our strong first half result was the 100 basis point improvement in gross margin increasing from 34% last year to 35% this year, through new products introduction and aggressive productivity gains across our supply chain network."
TTI Net Profit Jumps 22.0% as Sales Hit Record Levels in the First Half 2013
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HONG KONG, Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hong Kong-based global power equipment and floor care company Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd. ("TTI"/ The Group) (stock code: 669, ADR symbol: TTNDY) announced that it achieved record sales and profits, with gross margin increasing for the sixth consecutive period. In the first half of 2013, the Group's net profit attributable to shareholders reached US$118 million, a 22.0% increase over the first half of 2012. Basic earnings per share were US6.43 cents, 13.0% higher than the same period last year. Group sales rose by 10.1% over the six months to US$2,042 million. The balance sheet remains strong with solid improvements in gearing and working capital as a percentage of sales when compared to the same period in 2012.
Mr. Joseph Galli, CEO of TTI, commented, "This exceptional performance is driven by a continuous flow of innovative new product introductions, category expansion, product mix and a relentless focus on operational efficiency."
The improvement in gross margin was driven by innovative new products, further investment in developing the Company's lithium strategy, category expansion, product mix, and manufacturing and supply chain efficiencies. Strong sales growth in the Group's core businesses was achieved across all key regions including North America, Europe and Australia.
Mr. Horst Pudwill, Chairman of TTI, said "Our powerful new product development machine has put TTI in a position to continue growing and driving profitability to new levels. We look forward to delivering strong sales and profit growth in the second half and beyond."
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