DALLAS--CompX International Inc. announced today sales of $35.2 million for the second quarter of 2011 compared to $34.4 million in the same period of 2010. Operating income was $3.1 million in the second quarter of 2011 compared to $2.9 million in the same period in 2010. Net income for the second quarter of 2011 was $1.6 million, or $0.13 per diluted share, compared to $1.7 million, or $0.14 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2010.

For the six months ended June 30, 2011 sales were $70.0 million compared to $67.2 million in the previous year. Operating income was $11.9 million for the six months ended June 30, 2011 compared to $4.7 million for 2010. Net income for the six months ended June 30, 2011 was $5.6 million or $0.45 per diluted share, compared to $800,000, or $0.06 per diluted share, in 2010. Net income for the for the six months ended June 30, 2011 was favorably impacted by a $7.5 million litigation settlement gain ($3.4 million, or $0.27 per diluted share, net of income taxes). The 2010 six month period net income was impacted by a $1.9 million ($0.15 per diluted share) income tax charge in the first quarter of 2010 resulting from a change in the Company's expectation relating to the repatriation of certain non-U.S. earnings.

Net sales increased for the second quarter and first six months of 2011 principally due to higher order rates from improved economic conditions in North America. The increase in operating income for the same periods is primarily due to the net effects of:
* For the six-month period, the positive impact of the litigation settlement gain recorded in the first quarter of 2011;
* The positive impact of the higher sales in 2011 across most business segments;
* The positive impact of lower litigation expense in 2011;
* The negative impact in 2011 of relocation costs and production inefficiencies related to the consolidation of our precision slides facilities;
* The negative impact on margins in 2011 caused by higher raw material costs; and
* The negative impact of relative changes in foreign currency exchange rates in 2011.

"We are pleased our sales continued to improve in the second quarter as compared to the prior year, although growth occurred at a slower pace in the later part of the second quarter. This appeared to be in line with uncertainties in the overall economy and may continue for the near term," commented David A. Bowers, President & CEO. "We have completed the facility consolidation within our Furniture Components segment and are beginning to see the resulting positive impact on our fixed manufacturing cost structure. The ability to lower our fixed cost structure and implement other cost improvements is especially important in light of continuing increases in the price of raw materials. In addition, we expect the recently completed acquisition of a small ergonomic components business will have a further positive impact on both future sales and facility utilization of our Furniture Components segment."

CompX is a leading manufacturer of security products, furniture components and performance marine components. It operates from six locations in the U.S., Canada and Taiwan and employs approximately 800 people.

SOURCE CompX International Inc.

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