Winland Reports Q1 Net Sales Down 24.4% PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 01 May 2008 13:37
MANKATO, MN – EMS firm Winland Electronics reported net sales for the first quarter were $7 million, down 24.4% year-over-year. The company incurred a loss from operations of $569,000 compared to a loss of $342,000 in 2007. First-quarter net loss was $380,000, compared to a net loss of $267,000 last year.
Gross profit was $611,000, or 8.7% of sales, down from last year’s $872,000, or 9.4% of sales. Decreased gross profit was primarily a result of underutilization of fixed manufacturing costs because of lower sales volume for the quarter, said the firm.
Operating expenses were $1.2 million, which was consistent overall with the same period of 2007, according to Winland. The company's sales and marketing expense increased with the hiring of two salespeople during the past year, and in the first quarter, the company decreased new product development spending.
"Winland's results during the first quarter this year reflect the negative impact of a sharp decline in customer demand from two of our three largest customers, as well as the phase out of sales from two customers," said newly named CEO Thomas de Petra.
"Early in the first quarter, we responded to this sales trend with discretionary expense reductions and adjustments to fixed overhead that were paired to a restructuring of our manufacturing and operations departments and other initiatives announced earlier this year," de Petra added. 
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