Curtiss Wright Flow Control Reports 33% Increased Sales

02.08.2005

According to Curtiss-Wright's second quarter financial report the Flow Control division increased the sales to $114.3 million, up 33% over the comparable period last year due to solid organic growth and the contributions from the 2004 acquisitions.

Sales from the base businesses increased 12% in the second quarter of 2005 as compared to the prior year period. The organic sales growth was primarily from higher sales to the oil and gas market, led by higher demand for the Coker valve products, and higher sales of valves to the U.S. Navy. The improvement was partially offset by lower sales of electromechanical pump products to the U.S. Navy due to the timing of customer driven delivery schedules. Sales of this business segment also benefited from favorable foreign currency translation of $0.5 million in the second quarter of 2005 compared to the prior year period.

Operating income for this segment increased 47% in the second quarter of 2005 compared to the prior year period. The improvement was due to the higher sales volume and favorable sales mix for our oil and gas products, previously implemented cost control initiatives, higher sales volume for our valve products to the U.S. Navy, and the contributions from the 2004 acquisitions.

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