STATESVILLE, N.C., Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Kewaunee Scientific Corporation (Nasdaq: KEQU) today reported sales and earnings for its third quarter ended January 31, 2013.
Sales for the quarter were $27,450,000, up 27% from sales of $21,574,000 in the third quarter last year. Net earnings for the quarter were $544,000, or $0.21 per diluted share, as compared to a net loss of $122,000, or $0.05 per diluted share, in the third quarter last year. Earnings for the quarter were favorably impacted by the increase in sales, continued strong results from International operations, and reduced manufacturing, overhead, and administrative costs. The order backlog was $84.5 million at January 31, 2013, up from $77.1 million at January 31, 2012.
Domestic sales for the quarter were $20,445,000, up 19% from sales of $17,142,000 in the third quarter last year. The Company continues to make excellent progress in winning projects through its strengthened dealer network. The marketplace for privately-funded projects continued to hold up relatively well during the quarter, while opportunities for publicly-funded wood educational projects remained well below pre-recession levels, as state and local governments continued to receive significantly lower funding for capital projects.
International sales for the quarter were $7,005,000, up 58% from sales of $4,432,000 in the third quarter last year. The Company has a strong backlog of international orders and continues to see increased opportunities for sales and orders in the growing Asia and Middle East laboratory markets.
Sales for the nine months ended January 31, 2013 were $85,318,000, up 16% over sales of $73,857,000, in the comparable period last year. Domestic sales were $68,757,000, up 7% over sales of $64,364,000 in the same period last year. International sales were $16,561,000, up 74% from sales of $9,
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