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KMG Chemicals Announces 20% Increase in Cash Dividend; Sees Q2 EPS of $0.21


KMG Chemicals, Inc. (NASDAQ: KMGB) today announced preliminary earnings expectations for the fiscal second quarter ended January 31, 2012, declared a 20% increase in the Company's quarterly cash dividend, and scheduled the release of its second quarter financial results and conference call.

Neal Butler, President and CEO of KMG, stated, “We are pleased with the performance of the business for the fiscal 2012 second quarter and, barring any substantial economic downturn, remain confident in our ability to generate significantly improved results in fiscal 2012 as compared to fiscal 2011. Overall demand for our products remains healthy, we are realizing the anticipated post-consolidation efficiencies at our Electronic Chemicals business, and our financial position remains strong. However, during the fiscal 2012 second quarter, we incurred non-recurring expenses of approximately $1.5 million that unfavorably impacted our results.

Those expenses related to waste disposal costs at our Tuscaloosa facility, discontinued operations at our Matamoros facility, and final inventory adjustments following our exit from a tolling arrangement in our Electronic Chemicals business. We therefore expect that net income for the second quarter of fiscal 2012 will approximate net income of $2.4 million, or $0.21 per diluted share, reported in the second quarter of fiscal 2011.”


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