RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Synalloy Corporation is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors has declared an annual dividend payment of $0.25 per share, payable on December 12, 2018 to holders of record on November 30, 2018. This represents a 92% increase over the prior year’s annual dividend of $.13 per share. “2018 will be a record year for the Company, by far, in terms of both sales and profits,” said Craig C. Bram, President and CEO. “Distributing a portion of these profits to our shareholders is a practice that will continue when our financial results exceed our projected capital requirements,” said Bram.
In determining the amount of this year’s annual dividend, the Board considered the need to maintain a strong balance sheet as the Company continues to pursue growth initiatives going forward. The Board will review at or near the end of each fiscal year the Company’s financial performance, cash and debt levels, as well as capital needed to support future growth to determine the amount of cash dividend that may be appropriate.
Synalloy Corporation also announced today that it has terminated its August 2018 at-the-market equity offering program (“ATM Offering”) with BB&T Capital Markets, a division of BB&T Securities, LLC, and Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc. The Company has not sold any shares under the ATM Offering since September 30, 2018, and will no longer offer any shares, under this program.
“Since the end of September, the Russell 2000 has been under heavy selling pressure, and Synalloy has been no exception. Even with our record performance, our share price has declined by over 25% during this time period,” commented Bram. “It is the Board’s position that our shares are substantially undervalued at the current price, thus the decision to terminate the ATM program.”
Synalloy Corporation (SYNL) is a growth-oriented company that engages in a number of diverse business activities including the production of stainless steel pipe and tubing, galvanized pipe and tubing, fiberglass and steel storage tanks, specialty chemicals and the master distribution of seamless carbon pipe and tubing. For more information about Synalloy Corporation, please visit our web site at www.synalloy.com.
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