Polypore started things out strong with back-to-back earnings announcements that smashed expectations. Though management never gave specific outlooks, it repeatedly cited increased demand for the company's products as reason to view the future optimistically.
During the first half of the year, that was music to investors' ears.
But then in August, things started to head south. Even though the company recorded an eye-popping 85% increase year over year, investors didn't like what they heard moving forward.
To Fool contributor Neha Chamaria, that reaction seemed silly. The main reason the company told investors to temper their short-term outlook was a good one: IT would be spending money to expand its capacity to meet customer demand.
With battery companies such as Exide Technologies
So even though the company finished 2011 on a down note, I believe Polypore could have a bright future.
2012 and beyond
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