Stoneridge, Inc. 8-K

Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 23, 2007
Commission file number: 001-13337
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Ohio   34-1598949
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
  (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
9400 East Market Street, Warren, Ohio   44484
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)
(330) 856-2443
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code
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Item 8.01 Other Events
Stoneridge, Inc.’s (the “Company”) PST Industria Eletronica da Amazonia Ltda. (“PST”) joint venture filed certain financial information with the Brazilian Securities Commission (Comissao de Valores Mobiliarios).
The Company currently holds a 50% equity interest in PST. PST is a Brazilian electronic components business that specializes in electronic vehicle security devices. The investment in PST is accounted for under the equity method of accounting and the investment in PST was $31,636 and $21,616 at September 30, 2007 and December 31, 2006, respectively. The filing in Brazil included PST’s results for the nine months ended September 30, 3007.
Condensed financial information for PST is as follows:
    Three Months Ended     Nine Months Ended  
    September 30,     September 30,  
    2007     2006     2007     2006  
  $ 36,278     $ 24,598     $ 94,908     $ 66,612  
Cost of sales
  $ 16,704     $ 12,095     $ 44,210     $ 33,433  
Total pre-tax income
  $ 7,462     $ 4,381     $ 17,827     $ 12,206  
The Company’s share of pre-tax income
  $ 3,731     $ 2,191     $ 8,914     $ 6,103  
The Company’s equity in earnings of PST for the three months ended September 30, 2007 was $3,401.
The Company will broadcast its third-quarter 2007 earnings conference call live over the Internet on Friday, November 2, 2007 at 11 a.m. Eastern time with President and Chief Executive Officer, John Corey; Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, George Strickler; and Director of Corporate Finance and Investor Relations, Greg Fritz. This webcast can be accessed through the Company’s Web site, The webcast is also being distributed over CCBN’s Investor Distribution Network. Individual investors can listen to the webcast at Institutional investors can access the webcast via CCBN’s password-protected event management site, StreetEvents (


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
  Stoneridge, Inc.
Date: October 24, 2007
  /s/ George E. Strickler
  George E. Strickler, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer (Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)