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Sealright also said it expects to report a loss from operations ranging from 12 to 16 cents a share for the quarter ending December December: see month. 31, compared with a loss of 25 cents a share from continuing operations continuing operations
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Margins also have suffered because of continuing market shifts that have increased the company s percentage of lower-margin business at a rate outpacing its ability to cut costs, Marcy said. Similar issues will impact the fourth quarter, he said, even though the company expects improvement in the Akron operation. The fourth quarter also is traditionally the lowest-volume quarter for Sealright s core frozen dairy dessert packaging business, but efficiency improvements in the company s paperboard-packaging plants are expected to result in better performance compared with the 1996 fourth quarter.
Marcy said sales of frozen dairy dessert packaging were strong during the third quarter, with revenues up 4 percent over the 1996 third quarter on a 10 percent increase in unit volume. Food and beverage F&B is a common abbreviation in the United States and Commonwealth countries, including Hong Kong. F&B is typically the widely accepted abbreviation for "Food and Beverage," which is the sector/industry that specializes in the conceptualization, the making of, and delivery of foods. sales were down, primarily because of capacity constraints CONSTRAINTS - A language for solving constraints using value inference.
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"We are evaluating many different possibilities," Marcy said. "Our goal is to improve Sealright s performance for our customers and shareholders alike."
Marcy cited the recent announcement that Sealright will install a state-of-the-art Komori Komori (TYO: 6349 ) is the third biggest manufacturer of printing presses in the world today, behind and KBA (Koenig & Bauer AG). Komori is based in Japan and was founded in October 1923. External links
Marcy also announced that Sealright has developed a new packaging system that enables customers to efficiently form paperboard paperboard, material similiar in shape and composition to paper, but generally thicker, stronger, and more rigid. Paper machines, e.g., Fourdrinier machines, are used to make sheets of paperboard. containers with tapered ta·per
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The company also said it has renegotiated the terms of its debt agreement with its primary lenders. Sealright said penalties and coupon adjustments have increased the third-quarter interest expense by about $60,000 and will increase the fourth-quarter expense by an estimated $70,000. Sealright said interest adjustments are expected to increase its cost of borrowing by about $120,000 in 1998.
Sealright designs and manufactures packaging and packaging systems for select consumer-products companies worldwide. A leader in round paperboard container systems, Sealright is North America's leading supplier of packaging and packaging systems for ice cream and other frozen dairy desserts. The company also produces paperboard containers and flexible packaging, labeling, and label application equipment for food, dairy, and beverage markets. -0-
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Consolidated Income Statements Three-Month Period Ended September 30, 1997 and 1996 1997 1996 Net Sales $66,353 $65,563 Cost of Goods Sold 55,936 51,871 Gross Profit 10,417 13,692 Gross Margin 15.7% 20.9% SG&A Expenses 6,882 7,775 Other Expenses 245 270 Net Restructuring Expense (Gain) --- 815 Operating Income from Continuing Operations 3,290 4,832 Operating Margin 5.0% 7.4% Interest Expense 1,507 1,318 Income from Continuing Operations Before Income Taxes 1,783 3,514 Income Taxes 499 1,269 Net Income from Continuing Operations $ 1,284 $ 2,245 Gain (Loss) from Discontinued Operation --- (520) Net Income $ 1,284 $ 1,725 Net Income Per Share from Continuing Operations $ 0.12 $ 0.20 Loss Per Share from Discontinued Operation --- $ (0.05) Net Income Per Share $ 0.12 $ 0.15 Average Shares Outstanding 11,073 11,072 Consolidated Income Statements Year-to-Date Period Ended September 30, 1997 and 1996 1997 1996 Net Sales $199,374 $200,582 Cost of Goods Sold 167,980 162,832 Gross Profit 31,394 37,750 15.7% 18.8% SG&A Expenses 22,869 25,085 Other Expenses 735 753 Net Restructuring Expense (Gain) (2,041) 3,264 Operating Income from Continuing Operations 9,831 8,648 4.9% 4.3% Interest Expense 4,004 4,050 Income from Continuing Operations Before Income Taxes 5,827 4,598 Income Taxes 2,125 1,646 Net Income from Continuing Operations $ 3,702 $ 2,952 Operating Loss from Discontinued Operation, net of tax --- (1,494) Gain on disposal of Discontinued Operation 54 --- Gain (Loss) from Discontinued Operation 54 (1,494) Net Income (Loss) $ 3,756 $ 1,458 Net Income Per Share from Continuing Operations $ 0.34 $ 0.27 Loss Per Share from Discontinued Operation --- $ (0.14) Net Income Per Share $ 0.34 $ 0.13 Average Shares Outstanding 11,072 11,072 Consolidated Balance Sheets September 30, 1997 and 1996 1997 1996 Total Current Assets $78,109 $73,821 Property, Plant and Equipment, net 127,409 135,435 Other Assets 13,921 20,152 Total Assets $219,439 $229,408 Total Current Liabilities $ 30,860 $ 34,332 Long-term Debt 74,150 81,350 Other Liabilities 18,704 14,237 Total Liabilities 123,714 129,919 Stockholders Equity 95,725 99,489 Total Liabilities and Stockholders Equity $219,439 $229,408
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