updated 11/8/2010 8:16:09 AM ET 2010-11-08T13:16:09

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 8, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:MPAA) today reported record results for its fiscal 2011 second quarter and six months ended September 30, 2010.

Net income for the fiscal 2011 second quarter increased to $3.5 million, or $0.29 per diluted share, compared with net income of $3.4 million, or $0.28 per diluted share, for the comparable period a year earlier. Results for the same period a year earlier included a $1.3 million, or $0.07 per diluted share, gain related to the company's acquisition of certain assets of Reliance Automotive in August 2009.

Net sales for the fiscal 2011 second quarter increased to $41.0 million from $39.4 million for the same period last year.

Gross profit for the fiscal 2011 second quarter was $12.7 million compared with $10.8 million for the same period a year ago. Gross profit as a percentage of net sales for the fiscal 2011 second quarter was 30.9 percent compared with 27.4 percent in the same quarter a year ago.

Operating income for the fiscal second quarter increased 42 percent to $7.5 million from $5.3 million in the same period a year ago.

Net income for the fiscal 2011 six-month period increased 30.0 percent to $6.0 million, or $0.49 per diluted share, from $4.6 million, or $0.38 per diluted share, a year earlier. Net sales increased seven percent to $77.2 million from $72.1 million in the corresponding period a year ago.

Gross profit for the fiscal 2011 six-months was $24.2 million compared with $18.0 million in the same period in fiscal 2011. Gross profit as a percentage of net sales for the same period was 31.4 percent compared with 24.9 percent a year earlier.

Operating income for the six months was $12.9 million compared with $8.3 million for the same period in fiscal 2010.

"The company's fiscal second quarter results reflect continued solid growth in our business and strong operating performance, supported by positive automotive aftermarket dynamics and strong industry momentum.  Equally important, our team has been able to capitalize on these positive trends and execute on the company's healthy business model to achieve our goals," said Selwyn Joffe, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Motorcar Parts.

Teleconference and Web Cast

Selwyn Joffe, chairman, president and chief executive officer, and David Lee, chief financial officer, will host an investor conference call today at 10:00 a.m. Pacific time to discuss the company's financial results and operations for its fiscal 2011 second quarter. The call will be open to all interested investors either through a live audio Web broadcast at www.motorcarparts.com or live by calling (877)-776-4016 (domestic) or (973)-638-3231 (international). For those who are not available to listen to the live broadcast, the call will be archived for seven days on Motorcar Parts of America's website. A telephone playback of the conference call will also be available from approximately 1:00 p.m. Pacific time on Monday, November 8, 2010 through 8:59 p.m. Pacific time on Sunday, November 14, 2010 by calling (800)-642-1687 (domestic) or (706)-645-9291 (international) and using access code: 16370843.

About Motorcar Parts of America

Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. is a remanufacturer of alternators and starters utilized in imported and domestic passenger vehicles, light trucks and heavy duty applications. Its products are sold to automotive retail outlets and the professional repair market throughout the United States and Canada, with remanufacturing facilities located in California, Mexico and Malaysia, and administrative offices located in California, Tennessee, Mexico, Singapore and Malaysia. Additional information is available at www.motorcarparts.com.

The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a "safe harbor" for certain forward-looking statements. The statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements based on the company's current expectations and beliefs concerning future developments and their potential effects on the company. These forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties (some of which are beyond the control of the company) and are subject to change based upon various factors. Reference is also made to the Risk Factors set forth in the company's Form 10-K Annual Report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in June 2010 and in its Form 10-Q filed  with the SEC thereafter for additional risks and uncertainties facing the company. The company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as the result of new information, future events or otherwise.

 (Financial tables follow)

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