Acme United Reports 22% Sales Increase And 44% EPS Increase For First Quarter Of 2021
Acme United Corporation (NYSE American: ACU) today announced that net sales for the quarter ended March 31, 2021 were $43.5 million compared to $35.8 million in the first quarter of 2020, an increase of 22%.
Net income was $2,046,000 or $0.52 per diluted share for the quarter ended March 31, 2021 compared to $1,277,000, or $0.36 per diluted share, for the comparable period last year, an increase of 60% in net income and 44% in diluted earnings per share.
Chairman and CEO Walter C. Johnsen said, “Net sales in first quarter of 2021 continued the strong performance we achieved in 2020, with revenues in all of our operating units increasing. We had particularly strong sales of our Westcott cutting tools and DMT sharpeners, and our European business had a record first quarter. Sales in Canada at First Aid Central continued to grow. First quarter 2021 revenues included approximately $0.9 million from the sales of Med-Nap products.”
Mr. Johnsen added, “We continue to gain market share and new placements with existing customers. We have introduced new Westcott craft cutting tools and first aid items, and we have new production coming on stream at DMT and Med-Nap. We are optimistic about the next three quarters of 2021 and beyond.”