For the three months ended September 30, 2018, the Company reported record third quarter revenue of $257.1 million, up 4% compared to third quarter 2017 revenue of $248.4 million. GAAP net income was $1.9 million compared to GAAP net income of $3.5 million for the same period in 2017. For the nine months ended September 30, 2018, the Company reported revenue of $758.1 million, up 5% year-over-year compared to $724.1 million for the same period in 2017. GAAP net income was $2.1 million or $0.05 per diluted share, compared to $11.0 million. Click read more below for additional detail.
Sun Chemical will implement a new price increase affecting its solvent- and water-based liquid inks in Europe, effective January 15, 2019.
Costs have risen annually on a variety of key raw materials used to manufacture inks, including solvents, acrylic derivatives, organic pigments, and polyols and isocyanates, which are the basic building blocks for numerous resins. Additionally, the ongoing initiatives in China to enforce tighter environmental regulations at chemical plants has resulted in ongoing supply disruptions.
“The increasing raw material costs continue at an unprecedented rate and require us to increase customer prices,” said Felipe Mellado, Chief Marketing Officer, Sun Chemical. “We will continue to work with our supply chain partners to manage and minimize the impact on our customers.”