Friedman Industries’ profits drop with prices, demand

Nov 15, 2012 | 06:10 PM | Michael Cowden

Tags  Friedman Industries, earnings, flat rolled, tubular, coil, XSCP, Texas Tubular Products, Michael Cowden

CHICAGO — Friedman Industries Inc.’s earnings shrank in the company’s fiscal second quarter as increased sales of coil products couldn’t compensate for a decline in tubular sales.

Lower average sales prices for both coil and tubular products also hurt results, the Humble, Texas-based company said in a financial report filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

Friedman posted net income of more than $1.64 million for the three months ended Sept. 30, down 29 percent from the same period last year as sales slid 20.7 percent to $33.33 million. For the first six months of its fiscal year, the company posted net income of nearly $3.74 million, down 9.9 percent from a year earlier on sales that fell 10.1 percent to $72.77 million.....

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