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I’ll be posting the orders of the Point of View zine / Bang Bros & Wardogs (second press - www.clairesterrier.tumblr.com) this week. Keep an eye out for them.

Catch Bang Bros in London on December 28th at the CORNERED/FRUSTRATION date. They will have the rest of the splits with them in a limited festive cover.

Thanks for ordering it. Peace.

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7, 22, 46, 72, 81, 95?

  • 7. Do you have any pets?  Yes, I have a 3 year old black cat named Sable. She was a rescue.
  • 22. Have you ever got in trouble with the law? I’ve gotten a speeding ticket, but that was 10 years ago. Other than that, clean record. :) 
  • 46. What is your personality type? If you’re talking about that ENFJ or whatever stuff, I’ve never done it, and don’t know where to do it. So I have no idea. But I can tell you I’m reserved, but dorky. I enjoy puns as much as I enjoy intelligent humor. I have never done anything spiteful, and I feel terrible if I ever hurt anyone’s feelings. 
  • 72. Are you scared of the dark? No. But I am afraid of loud noises when I’m by myself at night.
  • 81. Can you roll your Rs? NO BUT I WANT TO!!! I always get picked on for it at work because I have to speak Spanish a lot while I’m there (Other than the front of house staff, everyone is hispanic) and they think it’s cute when I try to say something that you’re supposed to roll your Rs with. Nnnnghhh… 
  • 95. What are your weaknesses? I take things too personal, I have panic disorder and it can get in the way of work sometimes, I’m naive sometimes when it comes to people and their intentions so I can get taken advantage of a lot, I’m horrible at math and drawing… But if you’re talking about other types of ‘weaknesses’… then I’d say blue eyes, black hair… a great sense of humor, being touched on the back of the neck, Irish accents and lip biting… 
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Maxwell Technologies Reports Second Quarter Financial Results

SAN DIEGO, July 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – Maxwell Technologies, Inc. (MXWL) today reported revenue of $37.8 million for its second quarter ended June 30, 2015, an increase of 9 percent from the $34.7 million recorded in the first quarter of 2015, but down 18 percent from the $46.1 million recorded in the second quarter of 2014.

Second quarter ultracapacitor revenue increased by 7 percent to $23.4 million, compared with $21.9 million recorded in the first quarter of 2015, but was down 31 percent compared with the $33.9 million recorded in the second quarter of 2014. Sales of high voltage capacitor and microelectronics products totaled $14.3 million in Q215, up 13 percent compared with the $12.7 million recorded in the first quarter of 2015 and up 18 percent from the $12.2 million recorded in Q214.

On a U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) basis, the operating loss for the second quarter 2015 was $6.3 million, compared with an operating loss of $8.6 million in Q115 and an operating loss of $335,000 in Q214. GAAP net loss for Q215 was $9.4 million, or $0.31 per share, compared with a net loss of $9.3 million, or $0.32 per share, in Q115 and a net loss of $1.2 million, or $0.04 per share, in Q214.

On a non-GAAP basis, the company reported an operating loss of $2.2 million in Q215 compared with an operating loss of $7.7 million in Q115 and operating income of $833,000 in Q214. Non-GAAP net loss for Q215 was $3.2 million, or $0.11 cents per share, compared with a net loss of $8.5 million, or $0.29 cents per share, in Q115 and a net loss of $13,000, or $0.00 per share, in Q214. A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures is included as an addendum to this release.

GAAP gross margin was 32 percent in Q215, compared with 30 percent in Q115 and 36 percent in Q214. GAAP operating expenses totaled $18.4 million, or 49 percent of revenue, in Q215, compared with $18.9 million, or 54 percent of revenue, in Q115, and $16.9 million, or 37 percent of revenue, in Q214.  Non-GAAP operating expenses totaled $14.6 million, or 39 percent of revenue, in Q215 compared with $18.2 million, or 53 percent of revenue, in Q115 and $16.0 million, or 35 percent of revenue, in Q214. Cash and cash equivalents totaled $25.0 million as of June 30, 2015, compared with $23.1 million as of March 31, 2015. Complete financial statements and Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations will be available with the filing of the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Management has initiated a restructuring plan to consolidate U.S. manufacturing operations and to reduce headcount and operating expenses in order to align the company’s cost structure with the current business forecast, and improve operational efficiency. The plan also includes the potential divestiture of the microelectronics product line. In connection with the restructuring plan, the company expects to incur total restructuring and related charges, including accelerated equipment depreciation expense, of approximately $4.2 million, of which $2.5 million was recorded in Q215. Upon completion of the plan, which is anticipated to be by the end of the first quarter of 2016, total cash expenditures related to restructuring activities are expected to be approximately $2.2 million.

“Second quarter revenue and gross margin were in line with our guidance and operating expenses improved substantially,” said Dr. Franz Fink, Maxwell’s president and CEO. “Operating expenses came in ahead of plan in the second quarter, already beating our quarterly target of $15 million on a non-GAAP basis originally targeted for Q4 of this year. The restructuring actions we are taking should allow us to achieve our goal of significantly accelerating our path to profitability.”

Non-GAAP Financial Measures: The Company uses non-GAAP financial measures for internal evaluation and to report the results of its business. These non-GAAP financial measures include non-GAAP gross profit, non-GAAP operating expenses, non-GAAP income (loss) from operations, non-GAAP net income (loss), and non-GAAP net income (loss) per diluted share. These measures are not in accordance with, nor an alternative to, GAAP. These measures are intended to supplement GAAP financial information, and may be computed differently from non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies. The Company believes that these measures provide useful information to its management, board of directors and investors about its operating activities and business trends related to its financial condition and results of operations. The Company believes that it is useful to provide investors with information to understand how specific line items in the statement of operations are affected by certain non-cash or non-recurring items, such as stock-based compensation expense, significant non-standard tax charges, and restructuring-related costs.

In addition, the Company’s management and board of directors use these non-GAAP financial measures in developing operating budgets and in reviewing the Company’s results of operations, as non-cash and non-recurring items have limited impact on current and future operating decisions. Additionally, the Company believes that inclusion of non-GAAP financial measures provide consistency and comparability with its past reports of financial results. However, investors should be aware that non-GAAP measures have inherent limitations and should be read in conjunction with the Company’s consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP. Please refer to the accompanying tables for a detailed reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP gross profit, operating expenses, income from operations, net income, and net income per share.

Management will conduct a conference call and simultaneous webcast to discuss second quarter of 2015 financial results and the future outlook at 5 p.m. (EDT) today. The call may be accessed by dialing toll-free, (888) 632-3383 from the U.S. and Canada, or (785) 424-1676 for international callers, and entering the conference ID, MAXWELL. The live web cast and subsequent archived replay may be accessed at the Company’s web site via the following link: http://investors.maxwell.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=94560&p=irol-calendar.

Maxwell is a global leader in the development and manufacture of innovative, cost-effective energy storage and power delivery solutions. Our ultracapacitor products provide safe and reliable power solutions for applications in consumer and industrial electronics, transportation, renewable energy and information technology. Our CONDIS® high-voltage grading and coupling capacitors help to ensure the safety and reliability of electric utility infrastructure and other applications involving transport, distribution and measurement of high-voltage electrical energy. Our radiation-hardened microelectronic products for satellites and spacecraft include single board computers and components incorporating our proprietary RADPAK® packaging and shielding technology that enables them to perform reliably in space. For more information, visit www.maxwell.com.

Forward-looking statements: Statements in this news release that are “forward-looking statements” are based on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties and are subject to the Safe Harbor provisions created by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such risks, uncertainties and contingencies include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Our ability to remain competitive and stimulate customer demand through successful introduction of new products, and to educate our prospective customers on the products we offer;
  • Dependence upon the sale of products to a small number of customers and vertical markets, some of which are heavily dependent on government funding or government subsidies which may or may not continue in the future;
  • Dependence upon the sale of products into Asia and Europe, where macroeconomic factors outside our control may adversely affect our sales;
  • Risks related to our international operations including, but not limited to, our ability to adequately comply with the changing rules and regulations in countries where our business is conducted, our ability to oversee and control our foreign subsidiaries and their operations, our ability to effectively manage foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations arising from our international operations, and our ability to continue to comply with the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act as well as the anti-bribery laws of foreign jurisdictions;
  • Risk that our restructuring efforts may not be successful and that we may not be able to realize the anticipated cost savings and other benefits;
  • Successful acquisition, development and retention of key personnel;
  • Our ability to effectively manage our reliance upon certain suppliers of key component parts, specialty equipment and logistical services;
  • Our ability to match production volume to actual customer demand;
  • Our ability to manage product quality problems;
  • Our ability to protect our intellectual property rights and to defend claims against us;
  • Our ability to effectively identify, enter into, manage and benefit from strategic alliances;
  • Occurrence of a catastrophic event at any of our facilities;
  • Occurrence of a technology systems failure, network disruption, or breach in data security;
  • Our ability to obtain sufficient capital to meet our operating or other needs; and,
  • Our ability to manage and minimize the impact of unfavorable legal proceedings.

For further information regarding risks and uncertainties associated with Maxwell’s business, please refer to the “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and “Risk Factors” sections of our SEC filings, including, but not limited to, our annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. Copies of these documents may be obtained by contacting Maxwell’s investor relations department at (858) 503-3434, or at our investor relations website: investors.maxwell.com. All information in this release is as of July 30, 2015. The Company undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statement to reflect actual results or changes in the Company’s expectations.

Media & Investor Contact:  Michael Sund, +1 858.503.3233; msund@maxwell.com

 

 

 

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Air Products (APD) Beats on Q3 Earnings, Ups FY15 View - Analyst Blog

Industrial gas giant Air Products & Chemicals Inc. APD reported third-quarter fiscal 2015 (ended Jun 30, 2015) adjusted earnings from continuing operations of $1.65 a share, up roughly 13% from $1.46 a share recorded in the year-ago quarter. Earnings also beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.58.

Adjusted earnings exclude one-time items, including charges of $38.8 million associated with business restructuring actions.

Net income from continuing operations, as reported, rose roughly 1.6% to $319 million or $1.47 per share in the quarter from $314 million or $1.46 per share recorded in the year-ago quarter.
 

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Revenues declined 6.2% year over year to $2,470.2 million and were in line with the Zacks Consensus Estimate. The top line was adversely impacted by lower energy pass-through and unfavorable currency swings, which more than offset underlying sales growth.

Underlying sales, barring the company’s exit from the Polyurethane Intermediates (“PUI”) business, rose 4% year over year. Sales improved on the back of a 3% rise in volumes in Industrial Gases – Asia and Materials Technologies, and an increase of 1% in pricing.

Segmental Highlights

Revenues from the Industrial Gases – America segment decreased 16% year over year to $898 million due to 13% lower energy pass-through and a 3% impact of unfavorable currency swings. However, underlying sales remained flat year over year owing to higher pricing which offset lower volumes.

Sales from the Industrial Gases – Europe, Middle East, and Africa (“EMEA”) segment declined 15% year over year to $455 million owing to an unfavorable currency impact of 16%. Underlying sales and pricing were both up 1%.

Sales from the Industrial Gases – Asia segment rose 14% year over year to $418 million, on the back of an 11% increase in volumes mainly owing to new plants coming on stream. Unfavorable currency swings hurt sales by 3%.

Revenues from the Materials Technologies segment went up 3% year over year to $540 million. Underlying sales rose 7% on the back of 4% higher volumes and a 3% increase in pricing. However, these improvements were partly offset by unfavorable currency impact of 4%. Sales of Electronics Materials increased 18% on volume growth in all business units and stronger pricing. Performance Materials’ sales dropped 2% year over year due to lower volumes.

Financial Position

Air Products ended the quarter with cash and cash equivalents of $215.3 million, down 36.2% year over year. Total long-term debt fell 5.3% year over year to $4,690.5 million. Operating cash flow rose 4.7% year over year to $1,657.9 million for the nine months ended Jun 30, 2015.

Outlook

Going forward, Air Products expects earnings from continuing operations for fourth-quarter fiscal 2015 to be in the range of $1.75–$1.85 per share. For fiscal 2015, the company raised its outlook for earnings from continuing operations to $6.50–$6.60 per share from $6.35–$6.55 per share projected earlier. The mid-point of the projected full-year earnings represents a 13% increase from earnings recorded in fiscal 2014.

Air Products also estimates capital expenditures for fiscal 2015 in the range of $1.65−$1.7 billion.

Zacks Rank

Air Products currently carries a Zacks Rank #4 (Sell).

Better-ranked companies in the diversified chemical space include Albemarle Corporation ALB, Innospec Inc. IOSP and Orion Engineered Carbons SA OEC, all sporting a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy).

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Bernard Hopkins' farewell to be against Abraham?

Bernard Hopkins’ farewell to be against Abraham?

By Joshua Broom: Rumors have been floating around the Boxing world as of late that a clash between former Middleweight and two time lineal light heavyweight champion and certified fight legend, Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins(55-7-2, 32 KOs) an astounding 50 years of age, -who at 48 years of age broke his own set record of 46 to become boxing’s eldest champion- could end his career on a familiar…

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Yen, age 46

The businessman recording stars on the fourth planet and geographer making maps on the sixth planet express their work as “matters of consequence” in Chapters 13 and 15, respectively. Although their work is “matter,” they have no consequence or reasoning behind it except that their work is all they know how to do. In other words, they do what they do without any sense of purpose.

While not stated explicitly, Yen stresses her “matters of importance” in terms of her health. She mentions her children multiple times and lists off specific people who are significant to her life. Her need for good health is not only to elongate her life span (an individual pursuit) but also to bring happiness to her loved ones (the larger picture). Unlike the geographer and the businessman, her health and her life as symbols of kindness to others create purpose and motivation.

Tomlin pens two-year contract extension with Pittsburgh Steelers

Tomlin pens two-year contract extension with Pittsburgh Steelers

“Mike Tomlin has proven he is one of the top head coaches in the National Football League, and we are confident he will continue to lead the team in our pursuit of another Super Bowl championship,” Steelers’ president Art Rooney said in a release.

Tomlin has taken the Steelers to two Super Bowls, winning one, and led the team to an 82-46 record in eight seasons at the helm.

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Nucor's (NUE) Q2 Earnings Beat, Sales & Profit Down Y/Y - Analyst Blog

Nucor Corporation’s NUE revenues and profits slumped in second-quarter 2015, hurt by lower pricing. The steel giant generated profit of $124.8 million or 39 cents per share in the quarter, a drop of roughly 15.1% from $147 million or 46 cents per share recorded a year ago. Earnings per share, however, topped the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 25 cents by a wide margin.

Revenues fell 17.6% year over year to $4,357.6 million due to lower pricing and shipments. The figure also missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $4,523 million.
 

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Operating Stats

Total tons shipped to outside customers dropped 5% year over year to 6,055,000 tons in the reported quarter. Total mill shipments also fell 2% year over year. Average sales price declined 13% year over year.

Overall operating rates at the company’s steel mills plunged to 73% in the second quarter of 2015 from 79% a year ago and 65% in the prior quarter.

Segment Highlights

Nucor saw weaker performance in its Steel Mills segment in the reported quarter. According to the company, pricing is gradually stabilizing, but this segment’s performance was adversely affected by reduced margins stemming from higher cost scrap, work-in-process and finished goods inventories. Imports, however, remained very high in the first half of 2015, accounting for 32% of the finished steel market, thereby exerting considerable pressure on the segment’s performance. Higher imports are being driven by the trading malpractices of some foreign governments.

Operating results in the company’s Downstream Products segment improved, both year over year and sequentially, backed by consistent developments in non-residential construction markets due to better weather.

The Raw Materials segment’s performance in the quarter saw modest improvement on a sequential basis, gaining from narrower loss at Nucor’s steel plant in Louisiana and ramp-up of production at the company’s direct reduced iron (DRI) facility at Louisiana. Nucor also benefitted from strong performance of its scrap processing business. These improvements were partly offset by a planned outage at the company’s DRI facility in Trinidad during the reported quarter.

Financial Position

Nucor exited the quarter with cash and cash equivalents of $1,576.5 million, up around 35% year over year. Long-term debt was $4,360.6 million, down around 0.2% year over year. The company also has an untapped $1.5 billion revolving credit facility.

Cash flow from operations was $1,194.7 million for first-half 2015, a roughly three-fold year-over-year rise.

Guidance

Moving ahead, Nucor anticipates improved earnings in the third quarter of 2015 compared with the second quarter, based on better performance of the Steel Mills segment. The segment is also expected to gain from lower average cost of inventories. Moreover, the company continues to foresee strength in automotive and construction markets.

Further, Nucor expects better performance in the Downstream Products unit in the third quarter on the back of consistent improvement in non-residential construction markets. However, results in the Raw Materials segment are anticipated to be similar to that of the quarter under review.

Zacks Rank

Nucor currently carries a Zacks Rank #4 (Sell).

Better-ranked stocks in the steel space include Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp. NSSMY, Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. SCHN and Haynes International, Inc. HAYN, all carrying a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).

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