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July 30, 2014

ENP Newswire - 30 July 2014

Release date- 29072014 - Elkhart, IN - CTS Corporation (NYSE: CTS) today announced second quarter 2014 results.

Revenues were $103.0 million, up 2.3% versus the first quarter of 2014; down 2.3% compared to the second quarter of 2013.

GAAP earnings from continuing operations were $6.4 million, or $0.19 per diluted share, compared to a loss of $10.3 million, or $0.31 per diluted share, in second quarter of 2013.

Adjusted EPS from continuing operations was $0.25 compared to $0.22 in the second quarter of 2013.

Sales of sensors and mechatronic products grew 3% year-over-year. Sales of electronic components declined 12% due mainly to softness in sales of frequency and HDD products. CTS received $89 million of new business wins in the second quarter. Year-to-date, CTS has won $225 million in new business.

'We are pleased with the earnings delivered in the second quarter despite the pressure on sales. During our transition, we continue to fine tune our product portfolio in 2014 and are addressing execution issues related to our electronic components products,' said Kieran O'Sullivan, CEO of CTS Corporation. 'We remain confident in and committed to our strategy. We are making progress on improving our cost structure and expect to achieve substantial earnings growth in 2014.'

Management is adjusting its full-year 2014 guidance for sales due to the challenges with electronic components products. Sales for 2014 are expected to be in the range of $400 to $415 million. Adjusted earnings per diluted share are expected to be at the lower end of our guidance range of $0.96 and $1.02.

About CTS

CTS is a leading designer and manufacturer of electronic components and sensors to OEMs in the automotive, communications, medical, defense and aerospace, industrial and computer markets. CTS manufactures products in North America, Europe and Asia. CTS' stock is traded on the NYSE under the ticker symbol 'CTS.'

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This document contains statements that are, or may be deemed to be, forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, any financial or other guidance, statements that reflect our current expectations concerning future results and events, and any other statements that are not based solely on historical fact. Forward-looking statements are based on management's expectations, certain assumptions and currently available information.

Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof and are based on various assumptions as to future events, the occurrence of which necessarily are subject to uncertainties. These forward-looking statements are made subject to certain risks, uncertainties and other factors, which could cause our actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those presented in the forward-looking statements.

Examples of factors that may affect future operating results and financial condition include, but are not limited to: changes in the economy generally and in respect to the businesses in which CTS operates; unanticipated issues in integrating acquisitions; the results of actions to reposition our businesses; rapid technological change; general market conditions in the automotive, communications, and computer industries, as well as conditions in the industrial, defense and aerospace, and medical markets; reliance on key customers; unanticipated natural disasters or other events; the ability to protect our intellectual property; pricing pressures and demand for our products and risks associated with our international operations, including trade and tariff barriers, exchange rates and political and geopolitical risks.

Many of these, and other, risks and uncertainties are discussed in further detail in Item 1A of the Annual Report on Form 10-K. We undertake no obligation to publicly update our forward-looking statements to reflect new information or events or circumstances that arise after the date hereof, including market or industry changes.


Ashish Agrawal

Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

CTS Corporation

Tel: 574-523-3800

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Source: ENP Newswire

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