o Earnings Per Share up 43% Versus Last Year's Third Quarter
Harleysville, PA, December 2, 2010 - Raymond J. De Hont, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Met-Pro Corporation
(NYSE: MPR), today announced the Company's financial results for the third quarter ended October 31, 2010.
Net sales for the third quarter ended October 31, 2010 were up 8% to $21.4 million compared with $19.8 million for the third
quarter last year. Net income totaled $1.4 million and diluted earnings per share were $0.10 for the third quarter, compared
with net income of $1.0 million and diluted earnings per share of $0.07 for the same period last year, increases of 38% and
New order bookings for the third quarter were $24.8 million, the best quarterly new order bookings total this fiscal year. As a
result, the Company's backlog of orders as of October 31, 2010 totaled $21.2 million compared with $18.9 million last year, an
increase of 12%. The majority of the October 31, 2010 backlog is expected to be shipped during the current fiscal year.
"We are encouraged by our solid third quarter new order bookings and our recent success in closing several large projects,"
stated De Hont. "We are also encouraged by the improvement in gross margin during the third quarter, 36% versus 34% for
last year's third quarter, as well as the improvement in income from operations as a percentage of sales, 10% versus 8% for
last year's third quarter. The gradual improvement in global economic conditions, together with our steady quotation activity
and underlying fundamental strength of our business, gives us continued optimism about our future prospects."
Net sales for the nine months ended October 31, 2010 were up 8% to $65.1 million compared with $60.3 million for the same
period last year. Net income totaled $4.4 million and diluted earnings per share were $0.30 for the nine months ended
October 31, 2010 compared with net income of $3.2 million and diluted earnings per share of $0.22 for the same period last
year, increases of 39% and 36%, respectively.
During the first nine months of the current fiscal year, the Company generated $8.0 million in cash flow from operating
activities, resulting in a $34.2 million cash position on October 31, 2010. In the third quarter, the Company used its cash flow
to increase the dividend by 10% and to acquire substantially all of the assets, including the patents and technology, of
Bio-Reaction Industries, LLC, a pioneer in environmentally friendly air pollution control systems. The Company also continues
to use its cash flow to fund capital projects and research and development.
At their meeting on October 20, 2010, the Board of Directors increased the quarterly dividend by 10% from $0.06 to $0.066
per share. This equates to $0.264 per share on an annualized basis. The increased dividend will be payable on December 17,
2010 to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 3, 2010. This is the thirty-sixth consecutive year that
Met-Pro Corporation has paid either a cash or stock dividend.
Mr. De Hont and Gary J. Morgan, Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer, will hold a conference
call for investors today, December 2, 2010, at 11:00 AM (Eastern). Met-Pro's earnings release and the accompanying
financial supplement, which includes significant financial information to be discussed during the conference call, will be
available on Met-Pro's Investor Relations website at www.met-pro.com/html/invrel.htm prior to the beginning of the
Interested persons who wish to hear the live webcast should go to the Met-Pro Corporation website prior to the starting time to
register, download and install any necessary audio software.
You may also participate by calling the US/Canada Dial-In # 877-818-7738 or the International Dial-In # 706-643-9333
(conference ID 23944290) at 10:55 AM (Eastern) today. A taped replay of the conference call will be available within two
hours of the conclusion of the call and until December 15, 2010. To access the taped replay, call the US/Canada Dial-In #
800-642-1687 or the International Dial-In # 706-645-9291 and enter conference ID 23944290.
Met-Pro Corporation, with headquarters at 160 Cassell Road, Harleysville, Pennsylvania, is a leading niche-oriented global
provider of product recovery, pollution control and fluid handling solutions. The Company's diverse and synergistic solutions
and products address the world's growing need to meet more stringent emission regulations, reduce energy consumption and
employ green technology. Through its global sales organization, internationally recognized brands, and operations in the
United States, Canada, Europe and The People's Republic of China, Met-Pro's solutions, products and systems are sold to a
well-diversified cross-section of customers and markets around the world. For more information, please visit metpro.