Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE:AVY) today announced preliminary, unaudited results for its second quarter 2013 ended June 29, 2013. All non-GAAP financial measures referenced in this document are reconciled to GAAP in the attached tables. Unless otherwise indicated, the discussion of the company’s results is focused on its continuing operations, and comparisons are to the same period in the prior year. Results reflect classification of Office and Consumer Products (OCP) and Designed and Engineered Solutions (DES) as discontinued operations.
"I'm pleased to report another quarter of strong earnings growth, driven by restructuring and other productivity actions we initiated last year," said Dean Scarborough, Avery Dennison chairman, president and CEO. "Pressure-sensitive Materials continued to benefit from its leadership position in emerging markets, growth through innovation, and significant productivity gains. Retail Branding and Information Solutions delivered its fourth consecutive quarter of strong sales growth with continued margin expansion in the first half.
"We passed two significant milestones, delivering $105 million of restructuring savings and completing the sale of Office and Consumer Products and Designed and Engineered Solutions," Scarborough added. "We are committed to achieving our earnings and free cash flow targets, and to returning the vast majority of that cash to shareholders. In the first half, we distributed over $200 million to shareholders through dividends and the repurchase of 3.5 million shares."
For more details on the company’s results, see the summary table accompanying this news release, as well as the supplemental presentation materials, “Second Quarter 2013 Financial Review and Analysis,” posted on the company’s website at www.investors.averydennison.com , and furnished on Form 8-K with the SEC.Second Quarter 2013 Results by Segment All references to sales reflect comparisons on an organic basis, which exclude the estimated impact of currency translation, product line exits, acquisitions and divestitures. Adjusted operating margin refers to earnings before interest expense and taxes, excluding restructuring costs and other items, as a percentage of sales.