WSI Industries Reports Fiscal 2018 second Quarter Results & Reinstates dividend

Second quarter sales up 35% and YTD pretax income up $1.1 Million

March 19, 2018—Minneapolis, MN—WSI Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: WSCI) today reported sales for its fiscal 2018 second quarter ending February 25, 2018 of $8,554,000 versus the prior year amount of $6,314,000, or an increase of 35%.  Year-to-date sales for the twenty-six weeks ended February 25, 2018 totaled $16,083,000 versus $12,644,000 in the prior year, or an increase of 27%.  The Company reported net income of $529,000 for the fiscal 2018 second quarter or $.18 per diluted share as compared to the prior year net loss of $362,000 or $.12 per diluted share.  Year-to-date, the Company had net income for the first two quarters of $615,000 or $.21 per diluted share versus a net loss of $685,000 or $.23 per diluted share in the prior year.  Included in the fiscal 2018 second quarter and year-to-date earnings is an income tax benefit of approximately $600,000 related to the revaluation of the Company’s net deferred tax liability due to the passage of H.R.1, known as the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”.

Michael Pudil, president and chief executive officer, commented: “We are delighted to report that our fiscal 2018 second quarter sales were up 35% as compared to the prior fiscal second quarter. Our recreational powersports sales increased 27% in the fiscal 2018 second quarter.  More importantly, our sales in our diversified group which includes energy, aerospace and defense, and industrial markets continued to accelerate and increased 92% year-to-date versus the prior year.  These increases in sales directly affected our bottom line and we are pleased to report our year-to-date pretax income increased by $1.1 million over the prior year.”   Pudil concluded: “We are excited and optimistic about our future.  We have a twenty plus year relationship with our major customer that provides us with a solid base of business going forward and that, in combination with the continued growth in our diversified business, leads us to believe that our results will continue to improve.” 

The Company also announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $.04 per share.  The dividend will be payable April 17, 2018 to holders of record on April 3, 2018.  Pudil commented: “We are also pleased to announce the reinstatement of our dividend program. WSI has a solid balance sheet and believes that it sees the stability ahead that will support a dividend.  We believe that a consistent dividend program is a further sign of WSI’s financial strength and improved business outlook.  It is our objective to reward our shareholders with cash dividends as well as increasing share appreciation while, at the same time, maintaining our strong financial position.  We believe the dividend program helps us accomplish these goals.”

WSI Industries, Inc. is a leading contract manufacturer that specializes in the machining of complex, high-precision parts for a wide range of industries, including automotive, avionics and aerospace, energy, recreational powersports vehicles, small engines, marine, bioscience and the defense markets.

For additional information:

Michael J. Pudil (President & CEO) or Paul D. Sheely (CFO)


The statements included herein which are not historical or current facts are forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Reform Act of 1995. There are certain important factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by some of the statements made herein, including the Company’s ability to retain current programs and obtain additional manufacturing programs, and other factors detailed in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.