Mr. DeFeo continued, “The continuing strength in many of our markets, combined with our persistent focus on margin improvement, cash generation, and the integration of our MHPS segment, provide us with continued confidence for favorable long term growth and profitability. However, macro events have created some near term softening of demand and uncertainty for our Construction and MP segments. In addition, order timing and seasonal order patterns have impacted our AWP segment on a near term basis. This is apparent in the backlog for these segments. In the short term, balancing the different demand environments that each of our businesses are facing and the benefits of our recent capital structure activities, we now expect full year 2012 sales of approximately $7.5 billion and hold constant our full year earnings per share outlook for 2012 of $1.95 - $2.05 based on an average share count of approximately 114 million shares and excluding the impact of debt repayments, restructuring and unusual items.”Mr. DeFeo added, “We do not view this near term uncertainty as evidence of a protracted slowdown. We will remain focused in 2013 on margin improvement and cash generation, as well as the integration of MHPS into our global team. When combined with approximately $44 million in reduced interest expense associated with recent debt repayments and re-pricing, we expect 2013 to be a year of moderate top line growth along with meaningful improvement in earnings per share and return on invested capital.”
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