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Sturm, Ruger & Company Q1 Profit Drops


Sturm, Ruger & Company (NYSE: RGR) reported a drop in its earnings for the first quarter on Monday.

The Southport, Connecticut-based company posted quarterly net income of $15.5 million, or $0.81 per share, compared to $24.3 million, or $1.22 per share, in the year-ago period.

Its total net sales slipped to $136.95 million from $169.88 million. However, analysts were projecting earnings of $0.65 per share on revenue of $117.47 million.

The average estimate among 21 Estimize users was for earnings of $0.70 per share on revenue of $126.22 million.

The company's board declared a dividend of $0.32 per share for the first quarter.

During the first quarter, Sturm, Ruger returned $6.0 million to its shareholders.

Sturm, Ruger shares fell 3.60 percent to $56.45 in the after-hours trading session.


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