Mr. Nahmad added: “Our goal is to pay increasing dividends each year while maintaining a conservative balance sheet. Future increases will be considered in light of investment opportunities, cash flow, general economic conditions and our overall financial condition.”
Outlook for 2013
Watsco’s outlook for full-year 2013 diluted earnings per share is within the range of $3.65 to $3.70 per diluted share, representing a prospective growth rate of 20% to 22% over 2012’s results (adjusted to exclude a 33 cent reduction in diluted EPS related to a $5.00 special dividend paid in October 2012).
Conference CallWatsco is hosting a conference call at 10:00 a.m. (EDT) on October 16, 2013 to discuss its third quarter results. The conference call will be web-cast by CCBN's StreetEvents at http://www.watsco.com. A replay of the conference call will be available on the Company's website. For those unable to connect to the webcast, you may listen via telephone. The dial-in number for callers in the United States is (866) 652-5200 and for international callers is (412) 317-6060. Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information In this release, the Company discloses non-GAAP measures of same-store basis and adjusted diluted earnings per share. Information referring to “same-store basis” excludes the effects of locations acquired or locations opened or closed during the immediately preceding 12 months unless they are within close geographical proximity to existing locations. The Company believes that this information provides greater comparability regarding its ongoing operating performance. These measures should not be considered an alternative to measurements required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (GAAP). About Watsco, Inc. Watsco improves indoor living and working environments with air conditioning and heating solutions that provide comfort regardless of the outdoor climate. Since heating and cooling accounts for approximately 56% of the energy consumed in a typical United States home, we offer consumers the greatest opportunity to save money on energy by replacing existing air conditioning and heating systems with more energy efficient and environmentally friendly solutions.