Aluminium Wheel Manufacturer Superior Industries International has announced a net income of US$10.1 million for the second quarter of 2010, a figure that includes a $4.1 million loss on the sale of the company’s joint venture in Hungary. This compares to a net loss in the second quarter of 2009 of $21.0 million.
Superior Industries International states that the release of its second quarter 2010 financial results, scheduled to be made public on August 11, has been postponed due, in part, to the recent implementation of a new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. The aluminium wheel manufacturer says it is “working diligently” to finalise its second quarter results and will provide new dates and times for the earnings release and earnings conference call at a later date.
Aluminium wheel maker Superior Industries International posted a narrower year-on-year loss in the third quarter due to cost cuts and increased production volumes. In the quarter ending September 30 the company reported a loss of US$12.7 million, or 48 cents a share, compared with a loss of $14.2 million, or 53 cents a share, a year earlier. Quarterly sales of $111.4 million represented a decline of 32 per cent on the same quarter of 2008.
Wheel supplier Superior Industries has announced the resignation of chief financial officer Erika Turner. In the short term her shoes will be filled by Emil “Bud” Fanelli, who has served as the company’s vice president and corporate controller since 1997. Superior Industries has begun the quest to bring a new CFO into the fold.
Wheel manufacturer Superior Industries International has reported a net loss of US$20.1 million for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2008. This result is compares with a net income of $4.7 million for the fourth quarter of the previous financial year. For the 2008 full year, net loss was $26.1 million, compared to net income of $9.3 million in 2007.
“Our results included a number of non-recurring items related to asset impairments for the two announced plant closures, other workforce reductions, as well as an inventory write-down to recognize lower aluminium rates,” said company chairman, CEO and president Steven Borick. “In aggregate, these special adjustments totalled $23.3 million for the full year 2008. The workforce reductions and plant closings were severe measures, but steps that we believe were necessary in order to right-size our capacity and position the company to operate more efficiently. Perhaps most important, our actions will serve to protect our balance sheet and cash, allowing us to weather this unprecedented business cycle. Despite the economic challenges, we maintained a positive cash flow in 2008.
US based aluminium wheel manufacturer Superior Industries International intends to close its factory in Van Nuys, California. In a statement published January 13, the company said the closure is taking place “in an effort to further reduce costs and more closely align its capacity with sharply lower demand for light vehicles.” Superior Industries added that its remaining five North American facilities and its Hungarian joint venture operation contain sufficient capacity to accommodate current and expected production requirements.
Superior Industries International has announced a net loss of US$14.2 million for the third quarter of 2008, including a charge linked to the December closure of its factory in Pittsburg, Kansas. In the comparable quarter of 2007 Superior recorded a net loss of $739,000. Unit shipments decreased 29 per cent in the quarter, compared with the same period a year ago, and were at the lowest level since the third quarter of 1998.
Aluminium wheel manufacturer Superior Industries International has announced the closure of its factory in Pittsburg, Kansas. This decision was taken during its recent review of strategic initiatives to reduce costs and balance its manufacturing capacity in light of reduced demand for SUVs and light trucks.
The closure will take place on December 19 and 600 jobs will be lost as a result. Superior Industries expects to incur severance and related costs of approximately US$1.8 million in the next six months from August 2008. Asset impairment charges related to closing the facility have yet to be determined, but will be recorded in the financial quarter ending September 30. As of July 27, 2008, the net book value of manufacturing equipment at the Pittsburg location was approximately $13.2 million.
Aluminium wheel producer and suppler Superior Industries International has appointed Parveen Kakar to the position of senior vice president, Corporate Engineering and Product Development. The 42-year old has been with Superior since 1989, most recently serving as the company’s vice president, Program Development. Kakar holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from India’s Punjab Engineering College.
Supplier of OE alloy wheels, Superior Industries International, have announced a decrease in net sales for the quarter period to March 31, 2008, but despite this a marked increase in net income. Net income, at US$3.71 million, delivered a result of $0.12 per diluted share compared to net income of $0.08 per diluted share for the first quarter of 2007. Commenting on these results, company chairman and CEO Steven Borick said: “The benefits of our hard work these past few years to optimise our manufacturing performance have continued into 2008. Reflecting our continued progress in improving production efficiencies in our plants, we delivered sharply higher gross margin for this year’s first quarter versus the prior year despite the impact of the American Axle strike on our shipments to GM.”
OE alloy wheel supplier Superior Industries International announced their financial results for the second quarter of this year on August 9, figures that show a solid increase in unit wheel shipments, net sales, gross margin and pre-tax income from continuing operations compared to the second quarter of 2006.
“The benefits of our hard work during the past several years to improve productivity, reduce costs, and position Superior for success as a truly global company are becoming increasingly evident in our financial performance,” said chairman, president and CEO Steven Borick.
For the three months ended June 30, 2007, net sales increased 16.1 per cent to US$255,217,000 compared to $219,880,000 for the second quarter of 2006, driven by a 3.7 per cent increase in unit wheel shipments, a higher percentage of large-diameter wheels in the sales mix than in the prior year, and higher pass-through aluminium costs in selling prices.
Aluminium wheel and component manufacturer Superior Industries International, Inc. has been named a General Motors Supplier of the Year for 2006 for its overall business performance in providing GM with parts and services. The award was given during the 15th annual awards ceremony – themed the “Best of the Best” – on March 31, 2007.
“We are proud to honour Superior as one of the ‘Best of the Best’ GM suppliers in 2006,” said Bo Andersson, vice president, GM Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. “Superior achieved the award based on its outstanding performance. We appreciate their energy, hard work and dedication to the success of GM.”
Superior Industries International, one of the world’s largest suppliers of OE aluminium wheels, announced on March 21 the company’s financial results for the fourth quarter and the 2006 year.
For the three months to December 31, 2006, revenue increased 3.0 per cent to US$212,169,000 compared with $205,901,000 for the fourth quarter of 2005. Results during the quarter were, however, affected – to the tune of $3,256,000 – by start-up costs for the company’s new facility in Mexico, and restructuring expenses placed a further $964,000 strain on the quarter’s figure. Superior’s share of profits from its joint venture aluminium wheel manufacturing operation in Hungary were almost double that of a year earlier, at $2,198,000.
Net loss for the fourth quarter of 2006, taking the above factors into account, came to $4,827,000, or $0.18 per diluted share. In the fourth quarter of 2005 the company recorded a loss of $19,943,000, or $0.75 per diluted share.
Superior Industries International Inc., supplier of aluminium wheels and components for a number of leading car manufacturers, have announced the appointment of Ken Stakas to the new position of Vice President of Manufacturing.
Superior Industries International, Inc is restructuring its manufacturing facility in Van Nuys, California, laying off approximately 375 employees, out of 635 manufacturing employees. Superior’s corporate offices and 125 corporate staff, which also are located at this facility, will not be affected by the downsizing. The company reports that manufacturing will continue despite the job cuts.