Carpenter earnings climb on strong market demand

Oct 25, 2011 | 06:54 PM | Thorsten Schier

Tags  Carpenter Technology, premium alloys, advanced metals, William A. Wulfsohn, K. Douglas Ralp, David L. Strobel, Thorsten Schier

NEW YORK — Carpenter Technology Corp.’s fiscal first-quarter net income tripled to $23.8 million on sales that gained 17.7 percent from a year earlier to $414.1 million as the company’s focus on higher-value products shielded it from a general downturn in commodity products.

"Thus far, we have not seen significant changes in customers’ demand. We have record backlogs and long lead times. The long products segment is less exposed to the current economic weakness that we have seen in commodity flat-rolled stainless," president and chief executive officer William A. Wulfsohn said during a call Tuesday discussing Carpenter’s earnings for the three months ended Sept. 30. ....

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