CTS Delivers Growth in Challenging Environment; Sales Up 2.3% in 2Q19


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CTS Corporation has announced second quarter 2019 results.

Highlights:

  • Sales were $120.7 million, up 2.3% year-over-year. Sales to the transportation end market increased 8.7%, and sales to other end markets decreased 8.6%.
  • Net earnings were $11.9 million or $0.36 per diluted share, compared to $7.2 million or $0.21 in the second quarter of 2018.
  • Adjusted EPS was $0.40 per diluted share, up from $0.39 in the second quarter of 2018.
  • Total Booked Business was $1.875 billion, up 4.2% compared to the second quarter of 2018.

“Despite a challenging first half of the year, we delivered modest revenue and profit growth,” said Kieran O’Sullivan, CEO of CTS Corporation. “The fundamentals of the business remain sound. We are prioritizing our strategic initiatives and are focused on improving operational execution.”

2019 Guidance

Management is narrowing its 2019 guidance for sales from $460 – $500 million to $470 – $490 million, and for adjusted earnings per diluted share from $1.50 – $1.70 to $1.55 – $1.65.

Conference Call

As previously announced, the Company has scheduled a conference call at 11:00 a.m. (EDT) today to discuss the second quarter financial results. The dial-in number is 800-309-1256 (720-543-0314, if calling from outside the U.S.). The passcode is 092198. There will be a replay of the conference call from 2:00 p.m. (EDT) today through 2:00 p.m. (EDT) on Thursday, August 8, 2019. The telephone number for the replay is 888-203-1112 (719-457-0820, if calling from outside the U.S.). The replay passcode is 9390168. A live audio webcast of the conference call will be available and can be accessed directly from the Investors section of the website of CTS Corporation at www.ctscorp.com. 

About CTS

CTS is a leading designer and manufacturer of products that Sense, Connect, and Move. The company manufactures sensors, actuators, and electronic components in North America, Europe, and Asia, and provides engineered products to customers in the aerospace/defense, industrial, medical, telecommunications/IT, and transportation markets.

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