Valspar Reports Fiscal 2013 First-Quarter Results

Valspar Reports Fiscal 2013 First-Quarter Results

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Valspar Corporation (NYS: VAL) today reported its results for the first-quarter ended January 25, 2013. First-quarter sales totaled $875.2 million compared to $885.6 million in the first quarter of 2012. First-quarter net income per share was $0.60 in 2013 compared to adjusted net income per share of $0.62 in 2012, which excludes a $0.04 per share restructuring charge. Net income for the first quarter of 2013 was $55.0 million. Net income for the first quarter of 2012 was $55.8 million and reported earnings per share were $0.58.

"Although we made substantial progress this quarter on a number of key initiatives, international markets were weaker than anticipated," said Gary E. Hendrickson, chairman and chief executive officer. "We continued to invest in our long term opportunities and remain confident we will achieve our new business plans for the full year. However, weak demand in certain international markets is expected to continue and thus we are adjusting our full-year guidance to $3.60 to $3.80 to reflect these market conditions."


Hendrickson and Lori A. Walker, senior vice president and chief financial officer, will conduct a conference call for investors at 10:00 a.m. Central Time (11:00 a.m. Eastern Time) today. The call can be heard live over the Internet by visiting the Investor Relations section of Valspar's website at www.valsparglobal.com. Those unable to participate during the live broadcast can access an archive of the call on the Valspar website. A taped delay of the call will also be available from 12:30 p.m. Central Time, Tuesday, Feb. 12th through midnight, Tuesday, Feb. 26th by dialing +1 800-475-6701 from within the U.S. or +1 (320) 365-3844 from outside of the U.S., using access code 280279.

About The Valspar Corporation

The Valspar Corporation (NYS: VAL) is a global leader in the paint and coatings industry. Since 1806, Valspar has been dedicated to bringing customers the latest innovations, the finest quality and the best customer service in the coatings industry. For more information, visitwww.valsparglobal.com.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Certain statements contained in "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" and elsewhere in this report constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a safe harbor for forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations, estimates, assumptions and beliefs about future events, conditions and financial performance. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside our control and could cause actual results to differ materially from such statements. Any statement that is not historical in nature is a forward-looking statement. We may identify forward-looking statements with words and phrases such as "expects," "projects," "estimates," "anticipates," "believes," "could," "may," "will," "plans to," "intend," "should" and similar expressions.These risks, uncertainties and other factors include, but are not limited to, deterioration in general economic conditions, both domestic and international, that may adversely affect our business; fluctuations in availability and prices of raw materials, including raw material shortages and other supply chain disruptions, and the inability to pass along or delays in passing along raw material cost increases to our customers; dependence of internal sales and earnings growth on business cycles affecting our customers and growth in the domestic and international coatings industry; market share loss to, and pricing or margin pressure from, larger competitors with greater financial resources; significant indebtedness that restricts the use of cash flow from operations for acquisitions and other investments; dependence on acquisitions for growth, and risks related to future acquisitions, including adverse changes in the results of acquired businesses, the assumption of unforeseen liabilities and disruptions resulting from the integration of acquisitions; risks and uncertainties associated with operations and achievement of profitable growth in developing markets, including Asia and Central and South America; loss of business with key customers; damage to our reputation and business resulting from product claims or recalls, litigation, customer perception and other matters; our ability to respond to technology changes and to protect our technology; changes in governmental regulation, including more stringent environmental, health and safety regulations; our reliance on the efforts of vendors, government agencies, utilities and other third parties to achieve adequate compliance and avoid disruption of our business; unusual weather conditions adversely affecting sales; changes in accounting policies and standards and taxation requirements such as new tax laws or revised tax law interpretations; the nature, cost and outcome of pending and future litigation and other legal proceedings; and civil unrest and the outbreak of war and other significant national and international events. We undertake no obligation to subsequently revise any forward-looking statement to reflect new information, events or circumstances after the date of such statement, except as required by law.

THE VALSPAR CORPORATION

COMPARATIVE CONSOLIDATED EARNINGS

For the Quarters Ended January 25, 2013 and January 27, 2012

(Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)

First Quarter

2013

2012

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

Net Sales

$

875,242

$

885,647

Cost of Sales

580,891

592,331

Gross Profit

294,351

293,316

Research and Development

30,783

26,893

Selling, General and Administrative

170,037

175,708

Operating Expenses

200,820

202,601

Income (Loss) From Operations

93,531

90,715

Interest Expense

15,873

15,789

Other (Income) Expense, Net

950

(522

)

Income (Loss) Before Income Taxes

76,708

75,448

Income Taxes

21,679

19,666

Net Income (Loss)

$

55,029

$

55,782

Average Number of Shares O/S - basic

89,477,591

92,861,129

Average Number of Shares O/S - diluted

92,397,428

95,485,354

Net Income (Loss) per Common Share - basic

$

0.62

$

0.60

Net Income (Loss) per Common Share - diluted

$

0.60

$

0.58

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
In the accompanying press release, we have reported non-GAAP financial measures - "Adjusted net income per common share - diluted". We disclose this measure because we believe the measure may assist investors in comparing our results of operations in the respective periods without regard to the effect on results of restructuring charges.

NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION
The following is a reconciliation of "Net income per common share - diluted" to "Adjusted net income per common share - diluted" for the periods presented:

First Quarter

2013

2012

Net Income (Loss) per Common Share - diluted

$

0.60

$

0.58

Restructuring Charges

-

0.04

Adjusted Net Income per Common Share - diluted

$

0.60

$

0.62

January 25,

October 26,

January 27,

2013

2012

2012

(Unaudited)

(Note)

(Unaudited)

Assets

Current Assets:

Cash and Cash Equivalents

$

248,642

$

253,327

$

305,712

Restricted Cash

19,893

19,907

20,108

Accounts and Notes Receivable, Net

585,539

681,099

596,752

Inventories

425,590

360,427

380,944

Deferred Income Taxes

43,637

42,083

48,942

Prepaid Expenses and Other

89,956

92,334

74,759

Total Current Assets

1,413,257

1,449,177

1,427,217

Goodwill

1,075,692

1,056,669

1,056,008

Intangibles, Net

551,131

550,106

552,792

Other Assets

28,488

14,738

20,597

Long-Term Deferred Income Taxes

5,194

5,178

1,964

Property, Plant & Equipment, Net

556,905

550,968

545,193

Total Assets

$

3,630,667

$

3,626,836

$

3,603,771

Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

Current Liabilities:

Short-term Debt

$

217,283

$

94,441

$

8,760

Current Portion of Long-Term Debt

39,737

44,090

200,000

Trade Accounts Payable

470,187

502,967

447,437

Income Taxes

15,277

4,612

9,006

Other Accrued Liabilities

298,669

380,662

309,450

Total Current Liabilities

1,041,153

1,026,772

974,653

Long Term Debt, Net of Current Portion

1,012,563

1,012,578

1,066,763

Deferred Income Taxes

217,025

216,314

208,531

Other Long-Term Liabilities

155,094

147,649

140,295

Total Liabilities

2,425,835

2,403,313

2,390,242

Stockholders' Equity

1,204,832

1,223,523

1,213,529

Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

$

3,630,667

$

3,626,836

$

3,603,771

NOTE: The Balance Sheet at October 26, 2012 was derived from the audited consolidated financial statements at that date.

THE VALSPAR CORPORATION

OTHER FINANCIAL DATA

For the Quarters Ended January 25, 2013 and January 27, 2012

(Dollars in thousands)

First Quarter

2013

2012

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

I. Comparison year over year

Gross Profit, as a percentage of net sales (1)

Gross Profit, reported

33.6

%

33.1

%

Gross Profit, adjusted (2)

33.6

%

33.5

%

Operating Expense as a percentage of net sales (1)

Operating Expense, reported

22.9

%

22.9

%

Operating Expense, adjusted (2)

22.9

%

22.6

%

Income (Loss) from Operations, as a percentage of net sales (1)

Income (Loss) from Operations, reported

10.7

%

10.2

%

Income (Loss) from Operations, adjusted (2)

10.7

%

10.8

%

First Quarter

2013

2012

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

II. Segment Data

Sales

Coatings

$

497,616

$

494,649

Paint

329,079

339,557

All Other less intersegment sales

48,547

51,441

Total

$

875,242

$

885,647

Earnings Before Interest and Taxes (EBIT) (1)

Coatings

$

74,340

$

73,872

Paint

22,543

23,365

All Other

(4,302

)

(6,000

)

Total

$

92,581

$

91,237

Earnings Before Interest and Taxes (EBIT) (1), adjusted (2)

Coatings

$

74,340

$

74,261

Paint

22,543

27,391

All Other

(4,302

)

(5,318

)

Total

$

92,581

$

96,334

(1)

Certain amounts in prior year financial statements have been reclassified to conform with the 2013 presentation.

(2)

Excludes restructuring charges in the first quarter of 2012.



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or
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