Conrad Industries Reports Profit, New Orders in Annual Results

Press Release
Wednesday, March 28, 2012

US-bsed shipbuilder Conrad Industries records profit, new orders for barges, cargo/passenger ferry, in 2011 results

Conrad Industries, Inc. has announced its fourth quarter and twelve months 2011 results and the addition of new business during the first quarter totaling $61.8 million.

New business added during the first quarter of 2012 includes the signing of new contracts and sales of stock barges which brings estimated current backlog to approximately $68.7 million, compared to $47.1 million at December 31, 2011, $112.3 million at March 31, 2011, and $89.5 million at December 31, 2010.

New contracts added during the first quarter of 2012 include four 297'6"x 54'x 12' 30,000 bbl. tank barges, a 245'x 48'x 12'LPG tank barge, a 260'x 72'x 16' ocean deck barge, a 200'x 52'x 12' ocean going deck cargo barge, a 250'x 72'x 12' crane barge, a 120'x 50'x 8' inland spud barge and a 224'x 42'x 10' double skin tank barge with stainless steel cargo tanks.

During the first quarter of 2012, Conrad sold six 297'6"x 54'x 12' 30,000 bbl. tank barges, which were stock barges in progress at December 31, 2011.

Additionally a contract was signed for a 180'x 46'x 12' cargo and passenger ferry vessel with 400 passenger capacity.

For the quarter ended December 31, 2011, Conrad had net income of $6.8 million and earnings per diluted share of $1.09 compared to net income of $3.3 million and earnings per diluted share of $0.51 during the fourth quarter of 2010. The Company had net income of $19.2 million and earnings per diluted share of $3.01 for the twelve months ended December 31, 2011 compared to net income of $10.3 million and earnings per diluted share of $1.60 for the twelve months ended December 31, 2010.

Conrad Industries, Inc., established in 1948 and headquartered in Morgan City, Louisiana, designs, builds and overhauls tugboats, ferries, liftboats, barges, offshore supply vessels and other steel and aluminum products for both the commercial and government markets. The company provides both repair and new construction services at its four shipyards located in southern Louisiana and Texas.

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