CTI Industries Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2012 Financial Results

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LAKE BARRINGTON, IL--(Marketwire -08/13/12)- CTI Industries Corporation (CTIB), a manufacturer and marketer of flexible packaging and storage products, laminated films and novelty balloons, today announced its results of operations for the second quarter of 2012 and for the six month period ended June 30, 2012.

Consolidated net sales for the second quarter of 2012 were $11,816,000 compared to consolidated net sales of $11,965,000 for the second quarter of 2011, a decrease of 1.2%. The Company had a net loss of $78,000 or $0.02 per share (basic and diluted) for the second quarter of 2012 compared to net income of $13,000 or $0.00 per share (basic and diluted) for the second quarter of 2011.

For the six month period ended June 30, 2012, consolidated net sales were $25,624,000 compared to $24,662,000 for the same period in 2011, an increase of 3.9%. For this six month period in 2012, net income was $311,000 or $0.10 per share (basic and diluted) compared to net income of $310,000, or $0.10 per share (basic and diluted) for the same period of 2011.

Key Factors and Trends

Gross margin rates in the second quarter and six months of 2012 were 19.9% and 21.3%, respectively. In the second quarter and six months of 2011, the gross margin rates were 17.3% and 18.4% respectively.

Net sales of foil balloons decreased by 1.2% in the second quarter compared to the same period of 2011, from $5,578,000 to $5,513,000. For the six month period, sales of foil balloons increased by 4.1% compared to the same period of 2011, from $11,977,000 to $12,465,000.

For the second quarter 2012, net sales of pouch products were down 1.5% from the second quarter 2011, from $1,707,000 in the second quarter 2011 to $1,682,000 in the second quarter 2012. For the six months ended June 30, 2012, pouch sales were $3,612,000 compared to $3,861,000 for the same period of 2011, a decrease of 6.4%. Pouch sales for the second quarter and the six months did not include significant sales of the new branded line of vacuum sealing machines or pouches which were first introduced in the first quarter 2012.

During the second quarter 2012, sales of latex balloon products increased by 4.1% from $2,725,000 in the second quarter 2011 to $2,837,000. For the six month period, sales of latex balloons increased by 16% compared to the same period in 2011, from $4,821,000 to $5,591,000.

Operating expenses increased in both the second quarter 2012 and six months ended June 30, 2012 over the same periods in the prior year. As a percentage of revenues, operating expenses increased from 15.4% of sales in the six months ended June 30, 2011 to 17.9% of sales for the same period in 2012. This increase principally reflects our investment in infrastructure and personnel related to our new branded vacuum sealer and pouch line of products.

Statements made in this release that are not historical facts are "forward-looking" statements (as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) that involve risks and uncertainties and are subject to change at any time. These "forward-looking" statements may include, but are not limited to, statements containing words such as "may," "should," "could," "would," "expect," "plan," "goal," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "predict," "potential," "continue," or similar expressions. Factors that could cause results to differ are identified in the public filings of the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission. More information on factors that could affect CTI's business and financial results are included in its public filings made with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.

 


CTI Industries Corporation and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
June 30, 2012 *December 31, 2011

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Assets (Unaudited)
Current Assets:
Cash and cash equivalents (VIE $17,000
and $11,000, respectively) $ 261,148 $ 338,523
Accounts receivable, net 5,673,609 7,091,194
Inventories, net 13,794,047 13,338,317
Other current assets (VIE $98,000 and
$93,000, respectively) 2,501,269 2,532,935
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Total current assets 22,230,073 23,300,969

Property, plant and equipment, net 8,579,742 8,843,909
Other assets 1,349,908 1,470,644
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Total Assets $ 32,159,723 $ 33,615,522
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Liabilities & Equity
Total current liabilities (VIE $94,000
and $91,000, respectively) $ 16,484,107 $ 17,688,994
Long term debt, less current maturities
(VIE $638,000 and $687,000,
respectively) 3,860,523 4,171,033
CTI Industries Corporation stockholders'
equity 11,918,301 11,860,768
Noncontrolling interest (103,208) (105,273)
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Total Liabilities & Equity $ 32,159,723 $ 33,615,522
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Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

Three Months Ended June 30 Six Months Ended June 30
2012 2011 2012 2011
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(Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited)

Net sales $ 11,816,448 $ 11,964,764 $ 25,623,592 $ 24,662,419
Cost of sales 9,463,198 9,894,922 20,175,271 20,121,805
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Gross profit 2,353,250 2,069,842 5,448,321 4,540,614

Operating expenses 2,340,507 1,920,130 4,592,815 3,792,472
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Income from
operations.     12,743 149,712 855,506 748,142

Other (expense)
income:
Net Interest
expense (167,002) (144,035) (347,990) (283,241)
Other 5,680 15,150 7,906 26,268
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Net (loss) income
before taxes (148,579) 20,827 515,422 491,169

Income tax
(benefit) expense (52,656) 35,472 202,275 240,901
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Net (loss) income (95,923) (14,645) 313,147 250,268

Less: Net (loss)
gain attributable
to noncontrolling
interest (18,375) (28,000) 2,066 (60,195)
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Net (loss)
income
attributable
to CTI
Industries
Corporation $ (77,548) $ 13,355 $ 311,081 $ 310,463
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Net (loss) income
applicable to
common shares $ (77,548) $ 13,355 $ 311,081 $ 310,463
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Other Comprehensive
(Loss) Income
Foreign currency
adjustment (457,369) $ (57,923) (299,193) $ 394,708
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Comprehensive
(loss) income $ (534,917) $ (44,568) $ 11,888 $ 705,171
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Basic (loss) income
per common share $ (0.02) $ 0.00 $ 0.10 $ 0.10
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Diluted (loss)
income per common
share $ (0.02) $ 0.00 $ 0.10 $ 0.10
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Weighted average
number of shares
and equivalent
shares of common
stock outstanding:

Basic 3,207,244 3,137,848 3,205,875 3,137,842
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Diluted 3,240,559 3,187,779 3,238,795 3,193,213
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*The condensed consolidated financial
statements do not include all required
disclosures, refer to the Form 10K for
omitted disclosures.
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