MEDINA, Ohio, April 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- RPM International Inc. (NYSE: RPM) today reported marked increases in net sales, net income and diluted earnings per share for its fiscal 2012 third quarter ended February 29, 2012.
Net sales, net income and earnings per share for the third quarter all posted strong improvements versus prior-year results in the seasonally weak period. Net sales grew 14.0% to $773.6 million from $678.9 million, while consolidated earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) grew 99.8%, to $27.1 million from $13.6 million a year ago. Net income attributable to RPM stockholders increased 503.9% to $6.6 million, compared to $1.1 million in the year-ago period. Diluted earnings per share were $0.05, compared to $0.01 in the fiscal 2011 third quarter.
"RPM's operations delivered exceptional performance during our third quarter, with market share gains and improved demand, as nearly all of our business units generated solid sales increases and substantially stronger growth in earnings," stated Frank C. Sullivan, chairman and chief executive officer.
Third-Quarter Segment Sales and Earnings
Industrial segment sales grew 11.8% to $501.9 million in the fiscal 2012 third quarter from $449.1 million a year ago. Organic sales improved 5.0%, including a 2.0% decline attributable to foreign exchange, while acquisition growth added 6.8%. Industrial segment EBIT increased 56.9%, to $21.3 million from $13.6 million in the fiscal 2011 third quarter.
"Most of our industrial product lines, both domestically and in Europe, posted gains in sales and EBIT, with high-performance industrial coatings and maintenance products continuing to perform exceptionally well. Overall unit volume in the segment was up more than 5%. Some units serving commercial construction markets, notably concrete admixtures and construction sealants, had sharp improvements over the prior year. We are heartened by the sales improvements by most of our businesses serving commercial construction, as depressed conditions in that market have challenged us for the past three years," Sullivan stated.
RPM's consumer segment enjoyed an 18.2% increase in net sales to $271.7 million from $229.8 million in the fiscal 2011 third quarter, including a 17.9% gain in organic sales, which included a 0.6% decline due to unfavorable foreign exchange, while acquisition growth contributed 0.3%. Consumer segment EBIT increased 34.4%, to $21.5 million from $16.0 million a year ago.
"Our consumer segment benefited from the introduction of new products, market share gains and increased consumer spending. The strong, double-digit growth in our consumer businesses also resulted from the mild weather in comparison to last year's extended cold and snowy winter season," stated Sullivan.
Cash Flow and Financial Position
For the first nine months of fiscal 2012, cash from operations was $153.5 million, compared to $191.0 million in the first nine months of fiscal 2011. Capital expenditures during the current nine-month period of $34.4 million compare to depreciation of $38.8 million over the same time. Total debt at the end of the first nine months was $1.1 billion, approximately equal to the level at the end of fiscal 2011 and compared to $935.7 million at the end of the third quarter of fiscal 2011. RPM's net (of cash) debt-to-total capitalization ratio was 39.6%, compared to 34.8% at May 31, 2011, and both remain at the low end of the company's historic norms.
"RPM continues to utilize our strong cash and liquidity position to support acquisitions that will enhance the geographic footprint and product line offerings of our operating companies and add strategic platforms to our operating groups. At February 29, 2012, liquidity, including cash and long-term committed available credit, stood at $733.3 million," Sullivan stated.
Nine-Month Sales and Earnings
Fiscal 2012 nine-month net sales, net income and diluted earnings per share all posted double-digit gains. Net sales increased 11.5% to $2.68 billion from $2.40 billion during the first nine months of fiscal 2011. Consolidated EBIT increased 14.1% to $256.6 million from $225.0 million during the first nine months of fiscal 2011. Net income attributable to RPM stockholders grew 12.2% to $133.4 million from $118.9 million a year ago. Diluted earnings per share attributable to RPM stockholders improved 12.1% to $1.02 from $0.91 in fiscal 2011.
Nine-Month Segment Sales and Earnings
Sales for RPM's industrial segment increased 10.8%, to $1.81 billion from $1.63 billion in the fiscal 2011 first nine months. The organic sales increase was 6.8%, including foreign exchange gains of 1.2%, while acquisition growth added 4.0%. Industrial segment EBIT grew 16.0% to $192.0 million from $165.6 million in the first nine months of fiscal 2011.
In the consumer segment, nine-month sales increased 12.9% to $865.2 million from $766.2 million reported in the first nine months of fiscal 2011. Organic sales increased by 12.8%, including foreign exchange gains of 0.6%, and acquisition growth added 0.1%. Consumer segment EBIT improved 8.0%, to $99.7 million from $92.3 million in the first nine months a year ago.
Two Acquisitions Completed
On January 3, 2012, the RPM Building Solutions Group acquired FEMA Farben + Putze GmbH (FEMA GmbH), a $40 million German manufacturer and supplier of External Insulating and Finishing Systems (EIFS) and complementary product lines for the German and French construction markets.
On April 4, 2012, the company announced that its Rust-Oleum Group acquired HiChem Paint Technologies Pty. Ltd., a $23 million Australian manufacturer of automotive aftermarket coatings, as well as specialty coatings for industrial applications and home maintenance.
Terms of both transactions, which are expected to be accretive to earnings within one year, were not disclosed.
"Having recently completed our annual growth and strategy meetings with our operating companies, we remain confident in our initial guidance for the 2012 fiscal year of diluted earnings per share growth of 10% to 15%, and that fiscal 2013 will be another year of solid sales and earnings growth for RPM, " Sullivan stated.
Conference Call and Webcast Information
Management will host a conference call to discuss the results beginning at 10:00 a.m. EDT today. The call can be accessed by dialing 800-510-9661 or 617-614-3452 for international callers. Participants are asked to call the assigned number approximately 10 minutes before the conference call begins. The call, which will last approximately one hour, will be open to the public, but only financial analysts will be permitted to ask questions. The media and all other participants will be in a listen-only mode.
For those unable to listen to the live call, a replay will be available from approximately 1:00 p.m. EDT on April 5, 2012 until 11:59 p.m. EDT on April 12, 2012. The replay can be accessed by dialing 888-286-8010 or 617-801-6888 for international callers. The access code is 53792152. The call also will be available both live and for replay, and as a written transcript, via the RPM web site at www.rpminc.com.
RPM International Inc., a holding company, owns subsidiaries that are world leaders in specialty coatings, sealants, building materials and related services serving both industrial and consumer markets. RPM's industrial products include roofing systems, sealants, corrosion control coatings, flooring coatings and specialty chemicals. Industrial brands include Stonhard, Tremco, illbruck, Carboline, Flowcrete, Universal Sealants and Euco. RPM's consumer products are used by professionals and do-it-yourselfers for home maintenance and improvement and by hobbyists. Consumer brands include Zinsser, Rust-Oleum, DAP, Varathane and Testors. Additional details can be found at www.RPMinc.com and by following RPM on Twitter at www.twitter.com/RPMintl.
For more information, contact Robert L. Matejka, senior vice president and chief financial officer, at 330-273-5090 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This press release contains "forward-looking statements" relating to our business. These forward-looking statements, or other statements made by us, are made based on our expectations and beliefs concerning future events impacting us, and are subject to uncertainties and factors (including those specified below) which are difficult to predict and, in many instances, are beyond our control. As a result, our actual results could differ materially from those expressed in or implied by any such forward-looking statements. These uncertainties and factors include (a) global markets and general economic conditions, including uncertainties surrounding the volatility in financial markets, the availability of capital and the effect of changes in interest rates, and the viability of banks and other financial institutions; (b) the prices, supply and capacity of raw materials, including assorted pigments, resins, solvents and other natural gas- and oil-based materials; packaging, including plastic containers; and transportation services, including fuel surcharges; (c) continued growth in demand for our products; (d) legal, environmental and litigation risks inherent in our construction and chemicals businesses and risks related to the adequacy of our insurance coverage for such matters; (e) the effect of changes in interest rates; (f) the effect of fluctuations in currency exchange rates upon our foreign operations; (g) the effect of non-currency risks of investing in and conducting operations in foreign countries, including those relating to domestic and international political, social, economic and regulatory factors; (h) risks and uncertainties associated with our ongoing acquisition and divestiture activities; (i) risks related to the adequacy of our contingent liability reserves; (j) risks and uncertainties associated with the SPHC bankruptcy proceedings; and (k) other risks detailed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the risk factors set forth in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended May 31, 2011, as the same may be updated from time to time. We do not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect future events, information or circumstances that arise after the date of this release.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT PER SHARE DATA
Three Months Ended
Nine Months Ended
Cost of sales
Selling, general & administrative expenses
Investment (income), net
Other (income), net
Income before income taxes
Provision for income taxes
Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests
Net income attributable to RPM International Inc. Stockholders
Earnings per share of common stock attributable to RPM International Inc. Stockholders:
Average shares of common stock outstanding - basic
Average shares of common stock outstanding - diluted
SUPPLEMENTAL SEGMENT INFORMATION
Income Before Income Taxes (b):
Income Before Income Taxes (a)
Interest (Expense), Net (b)
(Expense) Before Income Taxes (a)
Income Before Income Taxes (a)
Interest (Expense), Net (b)
The presentation includes a reconciliation of Income (Loss) Before Income Taxes, a measure defined by Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in the United States (GAAP), to EBIT.
Interest (expense), net includes the combination of interest (expense) and investment income/(expense), net.
EBIT is defined as earnings (loss) before interest and taxes. We evaluate the profit performance of our segments based on income before income taxes, but also look to EBIT as a performance evaluation measure because interest expense is essentially related to corporate acquisitions, as opposed to segment operations. For that reason, we believe EBIT is also useful to investors as a metric in their investment decisions. EBIT should not be considered an alternative to, or more meaningful than, operating income as determined in accordance with GAAP, since EBIT omits the impact of interest and taxes in determining operating performance, which represent items necessary to our continued operations, given our level of indebtedness and ongoing tax obligations. Nonetheless, EBIT is a key measure expected by and useful to our fixed income investors, rating agencies and the banking community all of whom believe, and we concur, that this measure is critical to the capital markets' analysis of our segments' core operating performance. We also evaluate EBIT because it is clear that movements in EBIT impact our ability to attract financing. Our underwriters and bankers consistently require inclusion of this measure in offering memoranda in conjunction with any debt underwriting or bank financing. EBIT may not be indicative of our historical operating results, nor is it meant to be predictive of potential future results.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
February 29, 2012
February 28, 2011
May 31, 2011
Cash and cash equivalents
Trade accounts receivable
Allowance for doubtful accounts
Net trade accounts receivable
Deferred income taxes
Prepaid expenses and other current assets
Total current assets
Property, Plant and Equipment, at Cost
Allowance for depreciation and amortization
Property, plant and equipment, net
Other intangible assets, net of amortization
Total other assets
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity
Current portion of long-term debt
Accrued compensation and benefits
Accrued loss reserves
Other accrued liabilities
Total current liabilities
Long-term debt, less current maturities
Other long-term liabilities
Total long-term liabilities
Preferred stock; none issued
Common stock (outstanding 131,488; 130,430; 130,580)
Treasury stock, at cost
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)
Total RPM International Inc. stockholders' equity
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
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Cash Flows From Operating Activities:
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net
cash provided by operating activities:
Deferred income taxes
Stock-based compensation expense
Changes in assets and liabilities, net of effect
from purchases and sales of businesses:
Decrease in receivables
(Increase) in inventory
(Increase) in prepaid expenses and other
current and long-term assets
(Decrease) in accounts payable
(Decrease) in accrued compensation and benefits
(Decrease) in accrued loss reserves
(Decrease) increase in other accrued liabilities
Cash From Operating Activities
Cash Flows From Investing Activities:
Acquisition of businesses, net of cash acquired
Purchase of marketable securities
Proceeds from sales of marketable securities
Investments in unconsolidated subsidiaries
Cash (Used For) Investing Activities
Cash Flows From Financing Activities:
Additions to long-term and short-term debt
Reductions of long-term and short-term debt
Repurchase of stock
Exercise of stock options
Cash (Used For) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash and
Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents
Cash and Cash Equivalents at Beginning of Period
Cash and Cash Equivalents at End of Period
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