Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2011. The company posted third quarter sales of $128.5 million, operating income of 8.3% of sales and diluted earnings per share from continuing operations of $0.16. On a non-GAAP basis, income generated from operations was 10.7% of sales and earnings from our continuing operations on a per share basis were $0.21. The non-GAAP measures exclude the impact of the previously-announced $3.1 million restructuring charge recorded in the third quarter.
“Tenuous macroeconomic conditions coupled with continuing declines in capital equipment spending pressured our Thin Films business this quarter. We continue to see revenue growth in our Solar Energy business as orders increased and the deployment of our previously announced utility scale projects continued,” said Garry Rogerson, Chief Executive Officer. "By taking pro-active measures to re-align our resources and cost structure, Advanced Energy will be better positioned to make strategic investments that we expect will extend our leadership and improve profitability in the future. During the quarter, cash increased by $9 million as working capital declined during the quarter."