Bluffton, Indiana – August 3, 2011 - Franklin Electric Co., Inc. (NASDAQ:FELE) reported second quarter 2011 diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.91, a record for any quarter in the Company’s history, and an increase of 94 percent compared to 2010 second quarter diluted EPS of $0.47. In the second quarter of 2011, the Company’s adjusted EPS were $0.92, a 42 percent increase over the adjusted EPS during the second quarter 2010 (see table below for a reconciliation of GAAP EPS to the adjusted EPS). Second quarter 2011 sales were $224.1 million, also a record for any quarter in the Company’s history and an increase of 18 percent compared to 2010 second quarter sales of $190.4 million.

Scott Trumbull, Franklin Chairman and Chief Executive, commented:

“We are pleased with our record performance in the second quarter. Sales, operating income and net income were all records for any quarter in the Company’s history, with net income exceeding the prior record by over 25 percent.

While our sales and earnings increased broadly across our global regions and product lines, our largest profit increase was in the U.S. and Canada region where ongoing market share gains, surging demand for our agricultural and irrigation products, and solid cost controls combined to drive up our profits and margins.” 


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