Office Depot, Inc. (NYSE: ODP), a leading global provider of office supplies and services, today announced results for the fiscal quarter ended September 29, 2012.
THIRD QUARTER RESULTS 1
Total Company sales for the third quarter of 2012 were approximately $2.7 billion, down 5% compared to the third quarter of 2011. On a constant currency basis, third quarter 2012 sales were down approximately 3% versus prior year.
The Company reported a net loss, after preferred stock dividends, of $70 million or $0.25 per diluted share in the third quarter of 2012, compared to net earnings, after preferred stock dividends, of $92 million or $0.28 per share in the third quarter of 2011.
- Third quarter 2012 results included approximately $8 million of charges primarily related to restructuring activities and actions to improve future operating performance, and approximately $88 million related to non-cash asset impairment charges with $73 million recognized in the North American Retail Division and $15 million recognized in the International Division.
- Excluding the restructuring and impairment charges (after tax), third quarter 2012 net earnings, after preferred stock dividends, would have been approximately $18 million or $0.06 per share.
- Third quarter 2011 results included approximately $6 million of charges primarily related to restructuring activities and other costs intended to improve efficiency and benefit operations in future periods, as well as a benefit from the reversal of approximately $99 million of combined tax and interest accruals for uncertain tax positions. Excluding these charges and the benefit from the reversal of accruals, the Company would have had a net loss, after preferred stock dividends, of about $700 thousand or zero cents per share in the third quarter of 2011.