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The Valspar's CEO Discusses F3Q2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Stocks in this article: VAL

Average diluted shares outstanding were 93.6 million, down 2.3 million from last year. In the quarter, we continued to return cash to shareholders, repurchasing approximately 1.2 million shares for $57.6 million and have 3.8 million shares remaining under our current authorization. We estimate average diluted shares outstanding for the fourth quarter to be approximately 93.5 million.

Recapping our sales performance, adjusted for currency net sales increased 3.3% in the quarter. Currency impact was negative 2.6% resulting in reported sales growth of about 1%. Acquisitions did not have any impact on the quarter.

Looking at our segment results for the quarter, adjusted for currency, our coatings segment sales increased 5.2%. Sales in this segment benefited from new business and prior pricing actions that offset uneven market conditions and last year’s exit of unprofitable product lines. The impact on coatings segment sales from this exited product line is in the low single digits.

Paint segment sales when adjusted for currency increased just under 2%. In our North America consumer product line, sales were up more than 10% driven by strong consumer response to our market initiatives and timing of seasonal inventory builds in the North American home improvement channel.

In China, we saw continued volume growth from our initiatives aimed at the affordable housing market. However these volume improvements were partially offset by softness in our business in Australia, due in part to a continued weak residential housing market and last year’s loss of the Bunnings business.

Sales in our other segment when adjusted for currency declined roughly 2%. I’m now going to move into a discussion of our EBIT margins for the quarter and all of the numbers I’ll be discussing exclude restructuring charges. So our coatings segment EBIT margin was 17.2%, up 360 basis points from 13.6% in the third quarter of 2011. The segment benefited from new business with higher than average margins, productivity improvements, the planned exit of unprofitable product lines and better price cost balance.

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