Core Molding Technologies posts Q2 net income of US$2.8M versus year-ago net income of US$441,000 as revenues jump 50% to US$35.3M on growth in product sales, primarily in North American medium, heavy-duty trucks

COLUMBUS, Ohio , August 10, 2011 (press release) – Core Molding Technologies, Inc. (NYSE Amex: CMT) today announced results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2011.

The Company recorded net income for the second quarter of 2011 of $2,842,000 or $0.41 per basic and $0.39 per diluted share, compared with net income of $441,000, or $0.06 per basic and diluted share, in the second quarter of 2010. Total net sales for the second quarter were $35,294,000, compared with $23,476,000 in the same quarter of 2010. Product sales for the three months ended June 30, 2011 increased 56% to $33,547,000, from $21,473,000 for the same period one year ago. The increase in sales is primarily due to higher demand for North American medium and heavy-duty trucks.

For the first six months of 2011, net income was $5,111,000 or $0.74 per basic and $0.70 per diluted share, compared with net income of $304,000, or $0.04 per basic and diluted share, for the same period of 2010. Total net sales for the first six months of 2011 were $64,283,000, compared with $43,918,000 for the same period of 2010. Product sales increased 52%, to $62,521,000 through six months of 2011 compared to $41,169,000 for the same period in 2010.

"We are very pleased with our results so far this year as we set another new quarterly earnings per share record for our Company," said Kevin L. Barnett, President and Chief Executive Officer. "Our markets continue to show strong growth and are forecasted for higher levels of demand in 2012 and 2013. We also continue to focus on new growth opportunities which have resulted in the award of several major new business programs that will start later in 2011 and into 2012," Barnett continued.

"We began work on our previously disclosed $14 million Matamoros, Mexico plant expansion project to support capacity needs associated with new business and anticipated demand for existing products in 2012 and beyond. Additional molding capacity is scheduled to come on-line by the end of this year with the project slated for completion in the third quarter 2012," Barnett said.

Core Molding Technologies, Inc. is a compounder of sheet molding composites (SMC) and molder of fiberglass reinforced plastics. The Company's processing capabilities include the compression molding of SMC, resin transfer molding, multiple insert tooling (MIT), spray up and hand lay- up processes. The Company produces high quality fiberglass reinforced, molded products and SMC materials for varied markets, including light, medium and heavy-duty trucks, automobiles, automobile aftermarket, personal watercraft and other commercial products. Core Molding Technologies, with its headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, operates plants in Columbus and Batavia, Ohio, Gaffney, South Carolina, and Matamoros, Mexico. More information on Core Molding Technologies can be found at www.coremt.com.

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