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SOUTHPORT, CONNECTICUT, August 4, 2021--Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE-RGR) announced today that for the second quarter of 2021 the Company reported net sales of $200.1 million and diluted earnings of $2.50 per share, compared with net sales of $130.3 million and diluted earnings of $1.05 per share in the second quarter of 2020.

For the six months ended July 3, 2021, net sales were $384.4 million and diluted earnings were $4.66 per share. For the corresponding period in 2020, net sales were $253.9 million and diluted earnings were $1.91 per share.

The Company also announced today that its Board of Directors declared a dividend of $1.00 per share for the second quarter for stockholders of record as of August 16, 2021, payable on August 27, 2021. This dividend varies every quarter because the Company pays a percentage of earnings rather than a fixed amount per share. This dividend is approximately 40% of net income.

Chief Executive Officer Christopher J. Killoy commented on the financial results for the second quarter of 2021, “The continued strengthening of our workforce, our increased productivity, and strong demand allowed us to achieve outstanding financial results. The dedication and commitment of our over 1,900 hardworking employees resulted in our seventh consecutive quarterly increase in production, and the continued reduced level of Ruger inventory at the independent distributors and in our warehouses is indicative of strong consumer demand for our firearms.”



Mr. Killoy continued, “New product development remains among our highest priorities. On the heels of the successful MAX-9 pistol launch earlier this year, we introduced the Ruger LCP MAX, a 380 Auto pistol, in June. This is the latest offering from the Ruger LCP family, which has set the standard for personal protection pistols for over a decade. We are hard at work on additional exciting new products, including the return of Marlin lever action rifles, which we plan to begin shipping in the fourth quarter.”

Mr. Killoy made the following observations related to the Company’s second quarter 2021 performance:

·The estimated unit sell-through of the Company’s products from the independent distributors to retailers increased 13% in the first half of 2021 compared to the prior year period. For the same period, the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (“NICS”) background checks (as adjusted by the National Shooting Sports Foundation) decreased 5%. The increase in the sell-through of the Company’s products compared favorably to the decrease in adjusted NICS background checks and may be attributable to the following:
oStrong consumer demand for the Company’s products,
oIncreases in production for each of the past seven quarters, and
oIntroduction of new products that have been met with strong demand.


·Sales of new products, including the Wrangler, the Ruger-57, the LCP II in .22 LR, the PC Charger, the MAX-9 pistol, and the LCP MAX represented $77.9 million or 22% of firearm sales in the first half of 2021. New product sales include only major new products that were introduced in the past two years.


·During the second quarter of 2021, the Company’s finished goods inventory and distributor inventories of the Company’s products decreased 7,800 units and remain significantly below pre-COVID-19 pandemic levels.


·Cash provided by operations during the first half of 2021 was $76.2 million. At July 3, 2021, our cash and short-term investments totaled $173.6 million. Our current ratio is 3.7 to 1 and we have no debt.


·In the first half of 2021, capital expenditures totaled $11.5 million. We expect our 2021 capital expenditures to total approximately $20 million, most of which relate to new product introductions.


·In the first half of 2021, the Company returned $27.6 million to its shareholders through the payment of dividends.




·At July 3, 2021, stockholders’ equity was $319.1 million, which equates to a book value of $18.14 per share, of which $9.86 per share was cash and short-term investments.


Today, the Company filed its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the second quarter of 2021. The financial statements included in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q are attached to this press release.

Tomorrow, August 5, 2021, Sturm, Ruger will host a webcast at 10:00 a.m. ET to discuss the second quarter operating results. Interested parties can access the webcast at Ruger.com/corporate or by dialing 855-871-7398, participant code 7094764.

The Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the second quarter of 2021 is available on the SEC website at SEC.gov and the Ruger website at Ruger.com/corporate. Investors are urged to read the complete Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the second quarter of 2021 to ensure that they have adequate information to make informed investment judgments.


About Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc.

Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. is one of the nation's leading manufacturers of rugged, reliable firearms for the commercial sporting market. With products made in America, Ruger offers consumers almost 800 variations of more than 40 product lines. For more than 70 years, Ruger has been a model of corporate and community responsibility. Our motto, “Arms Makers for Responsible Citizens®,” echoes our commitment to these principles as we work hard to deliver quality and innovative firearms.

The Company may, from time to time, make forward-looking statements and projections concerning future expectations. Such statements are based on current expectations and are subject to certain qualifying risks and uncertainties, such as market demand, sales levels of firearms, anticipated castings sales and earnings, the need for external financing for operations or capital expenditures, the results of pending litigation against the Company, the impact of future firearms control and environmental legislation, and accounting estimates, any one or more of which could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. The Company undertakes no obligation to publish revised forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date such forward-looking statements are made or to reflect the occurrence of subsequent unanticipated events.






(Dollars in thousands)


   July 3, 2021   December 31, 2020 
Current Assets          
Cash  $23,561   $20,147 
Short-term investments   149,994    121,007 
Trade receivables, net   76,059    57,876 
Gross inventories   84,254    80,487 
Less LIFO reserve   (48,969)   (48,016)
Less excess and obsolescence reserve   (3,298)   (3,394)
Net inventories   31,987    29,077 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   4,042    6,266 
Total Current Assets   285,643    234,373 
Property, plant and equipment   404,917    393,843 
Less allowances for depreciation   (337,342)   (323,110)
Net property, plant and equipment   67,575    70,733 
Deferred income taxes       1,530 
Other assets   45,658    41,622 
Total Assets  $398,876   $348,258 









(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)


   July 3, 2021   December 31, 2020 
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity          
Current Liabilities          
Trade accounts payable and accrued expenses  $38,256   $37,078 
Contract liabilities with customers       84 
Product liability   919    1,052 
Employee compensation and benefits   28,615    37,275 
Workers’ compensation   6,820    6,272 
Income taxes payable   3,119     
Total Current Liabilities   77,729    81,761 
Product liability accrual   91    74 
Lease liability   1,590    1,724 
Deferred income taxes   324     
Contingent liabilities        
Stockholders’ Equity          
Common Stock, non-voting, par value $1:          
Authorized shares 50,000; none issued        
Common Stock, par value $1:          
Authorized shares – 40,000,000
            2021 – 24,306,486 issued,
                        17,596,588 outstanding
            2020 – 24,205,749 issued,
                        17,495,851 outstanding
   24,306    24,206 
Additional paid-in capital   43,610    43,468 
Retained earnings   396,816    342,615 
Less: Treasury stock – at cost
              2021 – 6,709,898 shares
              2020 – 6,709,898 shares
   (145,590)   (145,590)
Total Stockholders’ Equity   319,142    264,699 
Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity  $398,876   $348,258 









(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)


   Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended 
   July 3, 2021   June 27, 2020   July 3, 2021   June 27, 2020 
Net firearms sales  $199,447   $129,413   $383,049   $252,178 
Net castings sales   625    851    1,400    1,725 
Total net sales   200,072    130,264    384,449    253,903 
Cost of products sold   121,315    90,179    233,126    177,809 
Gross profit   78,757    40,085    151,323    76,094 
Operating expenses:                    
Selling   8,449    7,286    16,537    14,923 
General and administrative   10,639    8,773    23,161    16,982 
Total operating expenses   19,088    16,059    39,698    31,905 
Operating income   59,669    24,026    111,625    44,189 
Other income:                    
Interest income   12    394    20    960 
Interest expense   (25)   (27)   (50)   (52)
Other income, net   610    306    1,061    413 
Total other income, net   597    673    1,031    1,321 
Income before income taxes   60,266    24,699    112,656    45,510 
Income taxes   15,882    6,105    30,080    11,578 
Net income and comprehensive income  $44,384   $18,594   $82,576   $33,932 
Basic earnings per share  $2.52   $1.06   $4.70   $1.94 
Diluted earnings per share  $2.50   $1.05   $4.66   $1.91 
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding - Basic
   17,590,305    17,489,642    17,574,798    17,475,819 
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding - Diluted
   17,766,868    17,763,277    17,735,910    17,735,474 
Cash dividends per share  $0.86   $0.35   $1.57   $0.53 








(Dollars in thousands)


   Six Months Ended 
   July 3, 2021   June 27, 2020 
Operating Activities          
Net income  $82,576   $33,932 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to cash provided by operating activities:          
Depreciation and amortization   14,751    14,429 
Stock-based compensation   5,043    2,732 
Gain on sale of assets   (58)   (48)
Deferred income taxes   1,854    3,133 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:          
Trade receivables   (18,183)   (1,013)
Inventories   (2,910)   16,235 
Trade accounts payable and accrued expenses   1,686    10,465 
Contract liability to customers   (84)   (5,977)
Employee compensation and benefits   (9,429)   6,123 
Product liability   (116)   (42)
Prepaid expenses, other assets and other liabilities   (2,050)   (6,327)
Income taxes payable   3,119    4,466 
Cash provided by operating activities   76,199    78,108 
Investing Activities          
Property, plant and equipment additions   (11,464)   (5,921)
Proceeds from sale of assets   73    54 
Purchases of short-term investments   (271,984)   (233,466)
Proceeds from maturities of short-term investments   242,997    154,072 
Cash used for investing activities   (40,378)   (85,261)
Financing Activities          
Remittance of taxes withheld from employees related to
        share-based compensation
   (4,801)   (1,297)
Dividends paid   (27,606)   (9,269)
Cash used for financing activities   (32,407)   (10,566)
Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents   3,414    (17,719)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   20,147    35,420 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period  $23,561   $17,701 






Non-GAAP Financial Measure


In an effort to provide investors with additional information regarding its financial results, the Company refers to various United States generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) financial measures and one non-GAAP financial measure, EBITDA, which management believes provides useful information to investors. This non-GAAP financial measure may not be comparable to similarly titled financial measures being disclosed by other companies. In addition, the Company believes that the non-GAAP financial measure should be considered in addition to, and not in lieu of, GAAP financial measures. The Company believes that EBITDA is useful to understanding its operating results and the ongoing performance of its underlying business, as EBITDA provides information on the Company’s ability to meet its capital expenditure and working capital requirements, and is also an indicator of profitability. The Company believes that this reporting provides better transparency and comparability to its operating results. The Company uses both GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures to evaluate the Company’s financial performance.


EBITDA is defined as earnings before interest, taxes, and depreciation and amortization. The Company calculates its EBITDA by adding the amount of interest expense, income tax expense, and depreciation and amortization expenses that have been deducted from net income back into net income, and subtracting the amount of interest income that was included in net income from net income.


Non-GAAP Reconciliation – EBITDA


(Unaudited, dollars in thousands)


   Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended 
   July 3, 2021   June 27, 2020   July 3, 2021   June 27, 2020 
Net income  $44,384   $18,594   $82,576   $33,932 
Income tax expense   15,882    6,105    30,080    11,578 
Depreciation and amortization expense   7,250    7,215    14,751    14,429 
Interest income   (12)   (394)   (20)   (960)
Interest expense   25    27    50    52 
EBITDA  $67,529   $31,547   $127,437   $59,031