SPRINGFIELD, Mo., April 21, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Paul Mueller Company (Pink Sheets:MUEL) today released its unaudited results for the year ended December 31, 2010. The Company expects to issue audited 2010 financial statements in late May when it mails the proxy statement for the 2011 Annual Meeting of Shareholders and 2010 Annual Report. The Annual Meeting will be held on July 28, 2011.
The attached earnings release for 2010 reports a consolidated net loss of $7,984,000, a significant part of which was a non-cash charge of $5,605,000 recorded during the fourth quarter of 2010 as a valuation allowance against a portion of the Company's net deferred tax assets. The charge is included in the tax provisions on the accompanying Consolidated Summaries of Operations. The valuation allowance is required by generally accepted accounting principles because domestic operations incurred a cumulative loss before tax during the three-year period ended December 31, 2010, due to the extremely challenging economic conditions.
Domestically, market conditions appear to be improving in 2011 compared to 2010 as bookings are up 38% during the first quarter while shipments have increased by 34%. European operations continue to perform well during 2011 and their results remain profitable. Leading economists indicate that a general, economic recovery has begun and that economic growth will increase in the United States during 2011. Industrial capital expenditures are forecasted to grow at a favorable rate this year, and the Company's recent activity supports that expectation.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that provide current expectations of future events based on certain assumptions. All statements regarding future performance growth, conditions or developments are forward-looking statements. Actual future results may differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements due to a variety of factors, including but not limited to the factors described on page 33 of the Company's 2009 Annual Report. The Company expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to update these forward-looking statements to reflect any future event or circumstances.
CONTACT: Marcelino Rodriguez - Chief Financial Officer Springfield, Missouri (417)831-3000