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Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation Forms Military Advisory Council Tuesday January 8, 8:00 am ET
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (Nasdaq: SWHC - News), parent company of Smith & Wesson Corp., the legendary 155-year old company in the global business of safety, security, protection and sport, announced today that it has formed a Military Advisory Council, comprised of distinguished military leaders including Four Star General Bryan Brown U.S. Army Retired; Four Star General James T. Hill U.S. Army Retired; and Rear Admiral David M. Stone U.S. Navy Retired.
Michael F. Golden, Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation President and CEO, said, "This is an impressive group of highly accomplished, senior level, recently retired military officers. As a council, their mission will be to share their knowledge and experience by helping Smith & Wesson's senior management team to understand the needs of the military market and to deliver products that meet those needs."
General Bryan "Doug" Brown has amassed 40 years of military service prior to his recent retirement, and served most recently as the Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. USSOCOM is responsible for all Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps Special Operations Forces and is the Department of Defense's lead command for planning and synchronizing the Global War on Terrorism. General Brown is the first member of the Army's Aviation Branch to be promoted to the rank of Four Star General and is the senior aviator in the U.S. Army, with more than 4400 hours of flight time in both fixed and rotary winged aircraft. His awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star Medal, Air Medal with "V" Device, Joint Service Commendation Medal, and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal. He also wears the Special Forces Tab, Master Army Aviator Badge, Military Free Fall Parachutist Badge, and the Air Assault Badge. General Brown is also a recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.
General James T. Hill is a former soldier-diplomat whose expertise at the highest levels of government is operational, strategic and political. Prior to retiring from his 37-year military career, his most recent military post was as Combatant Commander of U.S. Southern Command, commanding all U.S. military operations and relationships in the Caribbean, Central and South America. Upon retirement, General Hill was one of nine Presidential appointees to The 2005 Base Realignment and Base Closure Commission. General Hill is the President/Principal of The JT Hill Group, Inc. based in Coral Gables, Florida. He currently sits on the boards of directors of Fraunhofer USA, InB: BioTechnologies, Inc. and The Protective Group. He is a retained consultant to Northrop Grumman, The Protective Group, and the Center for Molecular Biology.
Admiral David M. Stone has amassed over 30 years of experience in national and homeland security, most recently as head of the Transportation Security Agency (TSA), where he managed a budget of $5.6 billion and 54,000 employees, and was responsible for the security of the entire U.S. transportation system, including mass transit, rail, highway, pipeline, maritime and aviation systems. Prior to his post at TSA, Admiral Stone was the first Department of Homeland Security, Federal Security Director at Los Angeles International Airport, the largest origin and destination airport in the world. As a 28-year career naval officer, Admiral Stone achieved the rank of Rear Admiral before he retired from active duty in April 2002. He is currently President and CEO of the Alacrity Homeland Group, a company that provides strategic consulting, government affairs and corporate development services in the homeland security and critical infrastructure sector. He serves on the boards of directors of the Ocean Security Initiative; Skyport Global Communications; BEI Precision Systems and Space Company; S2 Global Corporation; and Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation.
Golden concluded, "As we continue to diversify our company, the U.S. government, and specifically the military and federal government channels, will continue to present us with opportunities for growth. We are excited about this very decorated and experienced council, and we look forward to their contributions in helping us take full advantage of those opportunities."
Smith & Wesson Receives Order from Colorado State Patrol Monday January 28, 9:00 am ET Contract Represents Fourth State Police Department Order for M&P Pistols
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (Nasdaq: SWHC - News), parent company of Smith & Wesson Corp., the legendary 156-year old company in the global business of safety, security, protection and sport, announced today that it has received an order from the Colorado State Patrol for 850 of the company's Military & Police (M&P) Series of advanced-design polymer pistols. The Smith & Wesson M&P40, chambered in .40 S&W, will be issued to each officer of the Colorado State Patrol to replace early-model Smith & Wesson pistols that have served as the primary duty firearms for the department.
Officials at the Colorado State Patrol indicated that the M&P pistol incorporated several key features including enhanced ergonomics and ambidextrous controls that are valuable for their officers. The department added that the polymer pistol's interchangeable grip sizes, ease of maintenance and ability to disassemble the firearm without pressing the trigger were all primary factors in their decision-making process. The M&P40 was selected after an extensive testing and evaluation process which included various competitors. The M&P40 pistols will replace the department's existing Smith & Wesson Model 4006 pistols.
The contract with the Colorado State Patrol represents the fourth state police department order that Smith & Wesson has received for the M&P pistols. Other full-conversion state police departments that have selected the M&P pistol for use in duty include the Iowa State Patrol, the New Mexico State Police and New Hampshire State Police. Currently, the New Mexico State Police issues four categories of Smith & Wesson products to its officers. Along with the newly acquired M&P357 pistols, the department also issues Smith & Wesson M&P15 rifles, Model 637 backup revolvers, and Smith & Wesson handcuffs. The New Hampshire State Police and Highway Patrol divisions currently issue the M&P45 pistols to their officers while the Iowa State Patrol selected the .40 S&W caliber polymer pistols.
Leland Nichols, President and Chief Operating Officer of Smith & Wesson Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation, said, "We are extremely pleased with the continued success that the M&P pistol has achieved in police departments across the nation. Contracts from agencies such as the Colorado State Patrol allow other departments within the state the ability to access their testing and evaluation results, saving those smaller agencies both time and expense by streamlining their own selection process. Smith & Wesson will continue to support the professional law enforcement community with new product additions to the M&P line and we especially look forward to continuing our partnership with the Colorado State Patrol."
The M&P pistol features a Zytel® polymer frame reinforced with a rigid stainless steel chassis and a through-hardened black Melonite® finished stainless steel barrel and slide for durability; a passive trigger safety to prevent the pistol from firing if dropped; and a sear release lever that eliminates the need to press the trigger in order to disassemble the firearm. A loaded chamber indicator is located on top of the slide. The firearm also features an ambidextrous slide stop and a reversible magazine release, as well as an enlarged trigger guard designed to accommodate gloves. The M&P40 has a 15 + 1 capacity and the Smith & Wesson lifetime service policy is standard with each pistol. The M&P pistol series is available in 9mm, .40S&W, .357SIG, and .45ACP calibers. Compact versions of the M&P pistol are also available for concealed carry and back-up use.
Smith & Wesson M&P Pistols Continue to Win Law Enforcement Agencies Thursday January 31, 8:00 am ET Colorado Springs Newest to Equip Officers with M&P40 Polymer Pistols Atlanta, Charlotte and Syracuse Police Departments Convert to M&P Pistols
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Jan. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (Nasdaq: SWHC - News), parent company of Smith & Wesson Corp., the legendary 156-year old company in the global business of safety, security, protection and sport, announced today that it has recently received several orders for its Military & Police (M&P) polymer pistols. Most recently, Smith & Wesson received an order from the Colorado Springs Police Department to equip the city's officers with 500 M&P40 polymer pistols. Other sizeable agencies that have recently converted to the M&P pistol series include the Atlanta Police Department, Charlotte Police Department, and Syracuse Police Department. A total of 1,900 M&P40 pistols have been shipped to the Atlanta Police Department; 1,650 M&P40 pistols have been shipped to the Charlotte Police Department; and 500 .45 ACP M&P pistols have been shipped to the Syracuse Police Department.
Smith & Wesson Debuts New Products at 2008 SHOT Show Thursday February 7, 5:00 pm ET Product Lineup Features Extensions to Military & Police Series, i-Bolt(TM) and ICON(TM) Rifles, Night Guard Series of Revolvers Along with New Performance Center and Classic Models
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Feb. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (Nasdaq: SWHC - News), parent company of Smith & Wesson Corp., the legendary 156-year old company in the global business of safety, security, protection and sport, unveiled 71 new product models and extensions at the 2008 Shooting Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show held in Las Vegas, Nevada, earlier this week. The new product lineup featured extensions to the Company's Military & Police (M&P) Pistol and Rifle Series and a stainless steel variation of the i-Bolt bolt-action rifle. Smith & Wesson also introduced the new Night Guard Series of revolvers designed for personal protection as well as a number of new models and extensions from the Performance Center and Thompson/Center Arms. Sponsored by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the four-day SHOT Show is the largest trade show of its kind in the world. Featuring 1,948 exhibiting companies encompassing more than 715,000 net square feet of space, the 30th annual SHOT Show attracted more than 50,000 industry professionals representing all 50 states and 75 foreign countries. Among the firearms launched at the trade show event were:
Smith & Wesson -- M&P45 pistols -- one compact and one mid-size pistol, available with or without a frame-mounted ambidextrous thumb safety -- M&P15 Rifle Series -- three new carbine rifles -- i-Bolt bolt-action rifle - in a new stainless steel configuration, including 300 Win. Magnum and 7mm Rem. Magnum with black and camouflage finish -- Night Guard Series -- six mid-size revolvers covering three frames sizes and six calibers, designed for concealed carry and home protection -- Performance Center models -- new V-Comp and Carry-Comp configurations -- Pro Series -- new competition pistols and revolvers -- Classic Series -- four new retro revolvers
Thompson/Center Arms -- ICON bolt-action rifle -- 10 new variations of the bolt-action rifle in long action calibers featuring .270, .30-06, 7mm Rem. Magnum, and 300 Win. Magnum -- Encore Endeavor -- two new models available with Speed Breech XT(TM)in black and camouflage finishes
"The SHOT Show is always an exciting time for our company because it serves as a launching platform for a variety of innovative Smith & Wesson and Thompson/Center products each year," said Michael Golden, Smith & Wesson President and CEO. "This year, our list of new products included a compact version of our highly popular M&P45 polymer pistol. The M&P45C is our response to customer demand for a compact version for concealed carry by both law enforcement professionals and consumers seeking personal protection."
Golden added, "We also launched ten new variations of our award-winning Thompson/Center ICON bolt-action rifle and we expanded the Smith & Wesson i-Bolt rifle lineup with the addition of a stainless steel version to supplement the existing carbon steel models. We remain committed to building on the strength of our Smith & Wesson and Thompson/Center brands by continuing to deliver on our commitment to innovation, and by remaining alert and responsive to consumer demand while we grow our business and expand into new areas of safety, security, protection and sport."
In addition to a variety of activities at the Smith & Wesson booth, the company hosted a special media day before the opening of the convention. Held at American Shooter's Supply, the event was co-sponsored by Thompson/Center Arms, Walther®, Hornady®, SureFire®, Crimson Trace® and Trijicon®. During the event, industry media were given the opportunity to speak one-on-one with product managers and executive staff as well as test new models from each sponsor. The event, which was attended by over 150 industry professionals, included representatives from radio, television and print media.
Throughout the day, several media professionals gave positive critiques on the Smith & Wesson new product lineup. The company cited Patrick Sweeney, Handgun Editor for Guns & Ammo magazine, saying, "Out of all the new products introduced by Smith & Wesson this year, I'm really looking forward to testing the new Night Guard Series. The combination of features that these scandium revolvers offer, in particular the Extreme Duty fixed rear sight and XS front sight, make these handguns a nice fit for personal protection."
Smith & Wesson and Thompson/Center Arms Win NRA Golden Bullseye Awards Tuesday February 19, 8:00 am ET 'Shotgun of the Year': Smith & Wesson Elite Gold 'Rifle of the Year': Thompson/Center ICON 'Handgun of the Year': Smith & Wesson M&P45 Polymer Pistol
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (Nasdaq: SWHC - News), parent company of Smith & Wesson Corp., the legendary 156-year old company in the global business of safety, security, protection and sport, announced today that it has won National Rifle Association (NRA) Golden Bullseye Awards for the company's Elite Gold(TM) shotgun, M&P45 pistol and Thompson/Center Arms ICON(TM) bolt-action rifle. In preparation for the sixth annual awards presentation scheduled for May 2008, the Smith & Wesson Elite Gold shotgun was voted "Shotgun of the Year" from American Rifleman magazine. Shooting Illustrated magazine named the Smith & Wesson M&P45 pistol the "Handgun of the Year" and awarded the "Rifle of the Year" title to the Thompson/Center ICON rifle.
Presented once a year at the NRA Annual Meeting & Exhibits, the NRA Golden Bullseye Awards acknowledges the finest products available in the shooting sports industry. A committee of NRA editors and staff, representing more than a century of collective experience in the firearms industry, voted on each award. To be eligible for the Golden Bullseye Award, a shooting-related product must be recently introduced, reliable in the field, innovative, and widely available.
"The Golden Bullseye Awards acknowledge those companies and individuals who pursue excellence and innovation in the manufacture of firearms, accessories and related equipment," said Joe H. Graham, Executive Director of NRA Publications. "Once again, we honor our winners for bringing to market products that are remarkable in their utility to shooters and hunters. We are confident this year's winners will be received with great interest and appreciation for a job well done."
Michael F. Golden, President and CEO of Smith & Wesson, said, "We are very honored that multiple products from Smith & Wesson and Thompson/Center Arms have been selected for this year's NRA Golden Bullseye Awards. Earning this recognition from professionals within our own industry is a tremendous validation of our continuing innovation and provides an endorsement of the positive impact our products have had in the market. Winning three separate categories is a true honor, and reflects our commitment to growing and diversifying our current portfolio with high-quality products that meet the needs of all our customers. We would like to thank the NRA for their acknowledgement as we proudly accept these awards."
Smith & Wesson and Thompson/Center Arms will be presented with the awards during the 136th NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits on May 16, 2008 in Louisville, Kentucky.
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March 24, 2008, Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation, parent company of Smith & Wesson Corp., the legendary 156-year old company in the global business of safety, security, protection and sport, announced that the company's Elite Gold(TM) shotgun was selected as the Ducks Unlimited (DU) President's Top 100 Gun for 2008. Each year, all DU chapters work to raise money for habitat conservation. The top 100 money-raising chapters each receive a specially selected firearm to be used for additional fundraising purposes. This year, the top 100 chapters will receive a Smith & Wesson Elite Gold side-by-side 20-gauge shotgun that will be used in live auctions at each chapter's annual banquet.
Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation, a global leader in safety, security, protection and sport, is parent company to Smith & Wesson Corp., one of the world's largest manufacturers of quality firearms and firearm safety/security products and parent company to Thompson/Center Arms, Inc., a premier designer and manufacturer of premium hunting rifles, black powder rifles, interchangeable firearms systems and accessories under the Thompson/Center brand. Smith & Wesson licenses shooter eye and ear protection, knives, apparel, and other accessory lines. Smith & Wesson is based in Springfield, Massachusetts with manufacturing facilities in Springfield, Houlton, Maine, and Rochester, New Hampshire. The Smith & Wesson Academy is America's longest running firearms training facility for law enforcement, military and security professionals. For more information on Smith & Wesson, call (800) 331-0852 or log on to http://www.smith-wesson.com. For more information on Thompson/Center Arms, log on to http://www.tcarms.com.
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Smith & Wesson muss Gewinnrückgang ausweisen 09:00 08.09.11
Springfield (aktiencheck.de AG) - Die amerikanische Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. (SMITH & WESSON HOLDING CO Aktie), ein Hersteller von Handfeuerwaffen, musste im ersten Quartal einen Gewinnrückgang ausweisen.
Wie der Konzern am Mittwochabend nach Börsenschluss verkündete, lag der Umsatz im Berichtszeitraum mit 99,2 Mio. US-Dollar um 4,5 Prozent über dem Vorjahreswert von 94,9 Mio. US-Dollar. Unter dem Strich wurde beim Nettoergebnis ein Rückgang auf 791.000 US-Dollar bzw. 1 Cent je Aktie ausgewiesen, nach einem Nettogewinn von 6,21 Mio. US-Dollar bzw. 10 Cents je Aktie im Vorjahreszeitraum. Vor Einmaleffekten hatte der bereinigte Gewinn je Aktie im Berichtszeitraum bei 5 Cents je Aktie gelegen. CEO Michael F. Golden bezeichnete die Nachfrage nach Feuerwaffen nach wie vor als stark, allerdings habe man unter Budgetkürzungen der Regierung zu leiden. Analysten hatten zuvor ein Break Even-Ergebnis je Aktie sowie einen Umsatz von 95,1 Mio. US-Dollar erwartet.
Für das laufende Quartal liegen die Analystenschätzungen bei einem EPS von 4 Cents sowie einem Umsatz von 107,3 Mio. US-Dollar.
Für das laufende Fiskaljahr erwartet Smith & Wesson einen Umsatz von 410,0 bis 425,0 Mio. US-Dollar. Für das laufende Fiskaljahr gehen Analysten von einem EPS von 18 Cents bei Umsatzerlösen von 427,2 Mio. US-Dollar aus.
Die Aktie von Smith & Wesson notierte zuletzt bei 3,06 US-Dollar. (08.09.2011/ac/n/a)