Woodland Hills-based Dataproducts said it lost $13.8 million in the second quarter ended Sept. 28 and is closing its Puerto Rico plant, putting about 200 employees there out of work.
Senior Vice President Frank McQuaid said the company will move the Puerto Rican operations to Hong Kong by the end of the year. Dataproducts had assembled printed circuit boards at the factory since 1979.
The loss for the computer printer manufacturer, which comes to 67 cents a share, contrasts with a profit of $5.4 million, or 26 cents a share, in the corresponding period a year ago. Sales in the quarter were $79.9 million, 30% lower than a year earlier.
It was the second consecutive quarterly loss for Dataproducts, which earlier this year closed plants in San Jose and Irvine.
Dataproducts' second-quarter results include $14 million in accounting adjustments, write-offs and reserve provisions. Of that, $5 million was for such items as severance pay for workers in Puerto Rico, termination of leases there and the moving of equipment to Hong Kong.