Tufco Technologies, Inc. Announces Fiscal Year 2013 First Quarter Earnings

Tufco Technologies, Inc. Announces Fiscal Year 2013 First Quarter Earnings

GREEN BAY, Wis., Feb. 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tufco Technologies, Inc.
(Nasdaq:TFCO), a leading provider of contract converting, printing, laminating
and business imaging products, today announced that for the first quarter of
fiscal year 2013, sales were $28,348,000, an increase of 10% from the first
quarter of fiscal year 2012 sales of $25,677,000. Net income was $740,000 or
$0.17 per diluted share, for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 compared to a
net loss of $609,000 or $0.14 per diluted share, for the first quarter of
fiscal 2012, an improvement of $1,350,000 or $0.31 per share.

In commenting on the results, Jim Robinson, Tufco's CEO and President, said,
"The Company saw increased sales volumes at Green Bay in the first quarter of
fiscal 2013 compared to the first quarter of fiscal 2012, which in combination
with our focus on reducing operating costs contributed to increased earnings.
While we will not likely see similar sales volumes in the second quarter, we
remain focused on increasing sales and reducing costs. Our Newton operation
showed profit improvement over the first quarter of fiscal 2012."

"Additionally, during the fiscal first quarter we reduced our borrowings under
our credit facility by almost $2,600,000 down to $4,700,000," he concluded.

Tufco, headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin, has manufacturing and
warehousing operations in Wisconsin and North Carolina.

Information about the results reported herein, or copies of the Company's
Quarterly Reports, may be obtained by calling the contact person listed below.

This press release, including the discussion of the Company's fiscal 2013
results in comparison to fiscal 2012 contains forward-looking statements
regarding current expectations, risks and uncertainties for future periods.
The actual results could differ materially from those discussed herein due to
a variety of factors such as the Company's ability to increase sales, changes
in customer demand for its products, cancellation of production agreements by
significant customers including two Contract Manufacturing customers it
depends upon for a significant portion of its business, its ability to meet
competitors' prices on products to be sold under these production agreements,
the effects of the economy in general, including the slow economic recovery
from the continuing economic downturn, the Company's inability to benefit from
any general economic improvements, react to material increases in the cost of
raw materials or competition in the Company's product areas, the ability of
management to successfully reduce operating expenses, the Company's ability to
increase sales and earnings as a result of new projects and services, the
Company's ability to successfully install new equipment on a timely basis and
to improve productivity through equipment upgrades, the Company's ability to
continue to produce new products, the Company's ability to comply with the
financial covenants in its credit facility, the Company's ability to extend or
refinance its credit facility upon expiration, the Company's ability to
sustain profitable operations, the Company's ability to successfully attract
new customers through its sales initiatives and strengthening its new business
development efforts, the Company's ability to improve the run rates for its
products, and changes to regulations governing its operations or other factors
beyond the Company's control.Therefore, the financial data for the periods
presented may not be indicative of the Company's future financial condition or
results of operations.The Company assumes no responsibility to update the
forward-looking statements contained in this press release.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(Amounts in 000's)
                                    December 31, September 30,
                                     2012          2012
Cash                                 $9          $8
Accounts Receivable - Net            11,876       16,457
Inventories - Net                    16,912       17,450
Other Current Assets                 791          551
Total Current Assets                29,588       34,466
Property, Plant and Equipment - Net  15,868       15,848
Goodwill                            7,212        7,212
Other Assets - Net                   132          130
Total                               $52,800     $57,656
Revolving Line of Credit             $4,688      $7,280
Current Portion of Note Payable      278          274
Accounts Payable                     7,418        10,618
Accrued Liabilities                  554          615
Other Current Liabilities            547          670
Total Current Liabilities           13,485       19,457
Long-Term Debt                      423          494
Deferred Income Taxes                2,427        1,989
Common Stock and Paid-in Capital     25,664       25,655
Retained Earnings                    12,958       12,218
Treasury Stock                      (2,157)      (2,157)
Total Stockholders' Equity           36,465       35,716
Total                               $52,800     $57,656

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(Amounts in 000's except share and per share data)
                                 Three Months Ended
                                  December 31,
                                 2012       2011
Net Sales                         $28,348  $25,677
Cost of Sales                     25,855    25,242
Gross Profit                      2,493     435
SG&A Expense                      1,262     1,347
Gain on Asset Sales               --        --
Operating Income (Loss)          1,231     (912)
Interest Expense                 60        68
Interest Income and Other Income  (9)       (8)
Income (Loss) Before Income Taxes 1,180     (972)
Income Tax Expense (Benefit)     440       (363)
Net Income (Loss)                $740     $(609)
Net Income (Loss) Per Share:                
Basic                             $0.17    $(0.14)
Diluted                           $0.17    $(0.14)
Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding:  
Basic                             4,308,947 4,308,947
Diluted                           4,315,872 4,308,947

CONTACT: Michael B. Wheeler, VP and CFO
         Tufco Technologies, Inc.
         P. O. Box 23500
         Green Bay, WI 54305-3500
         (920) 336-0054
         (920) 338-2711 (Fax)
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