Park Electrochemical Corp.
The financial and other data contained herein (the
“Supplementary Data”) is being provided pursuant to the requirements of
Regulation G promulgated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “
The Supplementary Data should be read in conjunction with
our 2014 fiscal year second quarter earnings news release dated September 30,
2013 and the reports and documents that we file from time to time with the
Information to be presented at the September 30, 2013 investor conference call by Matt Farabaugh
Certain statements we may make during the course of this discussion which do not relate to historical financial information may be deemed to constitute forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statements are subject to various factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from our expectations. We have set forth in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 3, 2013 various factors that could affect future results. Those factors are found in Item 1A and after Item 7 of that Form 10-K. Any forward-looking statements we may make are subject to those factors.
I'd like to briefly review some of the items in our second quarter ended September 1, 2013 P&L, which are not specifically addressed in the earnings release.
During the fiscal year 2014 second quarter, North American sales were 51% of total sales, European sales were 6% of total sales and Asian sales were 43% of total sales, compared to 42%, 9% and 49%, respectively, for the second quarter of the prior fiscal year and 48%, 9% and 43%, respectively, for the 2014 fiscal year first quarter.
Sales of Park’s high performance (non-FR-4) printed circuit materials were 88% of total laminate and prepreg material sales in the second quarter of fiscal year 2014, 82% in the second quarter of the prior fiscal year and 86% in the first quarter of fiscal year 2014.
Sales of Park’s aerospace materials and parts were $7.5 million in the second quarter of the 2014 fiscal year compared to $5.8 million in the second quarter of the prior fiscal year and compared to $6.7 million in the first quarter of the 2014 fiscal year.
Investment income, net of interest expense, for the second quarter of the 2014 fiscal year was negative $108,000 compared to positive $179,000 in the second quarter of the prior fiscal year and negative $103,000 in the first quarter of the 2014 fiscal year. The net expense in the first and second quarters of the 2014 fiscal year was primarily the result of the interest expense associated with the Company’s borrowing under a five-year revolving credit agreement in the fourth quarter of the 2013 fiscal year.
The effective tax rate before special items was 19.9% in the second quarter of the 2014 fiscal year compared to 15.0% in the second quarter of the prior fiscal year and compared to 19.0% in the first quarter of the 2014 fiscal year. The U.S. GAAP income tax provision included a $2.2 million tax benefit in connection with a tax refund related to amended federal income tax returns.
During the second quarter of the 2014 fiscal year, the Company had one customer, TTM Technologies, that was more than 10% of total sales. The four remaining customers rounding out the top five were ISUPETASYS, Sanmina, Viasystems and WUS, in alphabetical order. The top five customers totaled approximately 49% of total sales. Our top 10 customers totaled approximately 61% of total sales and the top 20 customers totaled approximately 73% of total sales.
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which do not relate to historical financial information may be deemed to
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could cause actual results to differ materially from Park’s expectations or
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involve a number of uncertainties and risks that may cause actual events or
results to differ materially from Park’s expectations. Factors that could cause actual events or
results to differ materially include but are not limited to general conditions
in the electronics and aerospace industries, Park’s competitive position, the
status of Park’s relationships with its customers, economic conditions in
international markets, the cost and availability of raw materials,
transportation and utilities, and the various other factors set forth in Item
1A “Risk Factors” and under the caption “Factors That May Affect Future
Results” after Item 7 of Park’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year
ended March 3, 2013. These and other
risks may be detailed from time to time in Park’s periodic reports filed with
the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, its
fiscal year 2013 Annual Report on Form 10-K and other