INVESTOR CONFERENCE CALL

Bemis Company, Inc. will webcast an investor telephone conference regarding its second quarter 2012 financial results this morning at 10 a.m., Eastern Time. Individuals may listen to the call on the Internet at www.bemis.com under “Investor Relations.” Listeners are urged to check the website ahead of time to ensure their computers are configured for the audio stream. Instructions for obtaining the required, free, downloadable software are available in a pre-event system test on the site.

ABOUT BEMIS COMPANY, INC.

Bemis Company, Inc. is a major supplier of flexible packaging and pressure sensitive materials used by leading food, consumer products, healthcare, and other companies worldwide. Founded in 1858, the Company is included in the S&P 500 index of stocks and reported 2011 net sales of $5.3 billion. The Company’s flexible packaging business has a strong technical base in polymer chemistry, film extrusion, coating and laminating, printing, and converting. Headquartered in Neenah, Wisconsin, Bemis employs approximately 20,000 individuals worldwide. More information about the Company is available at our website, www.bemis.com.

BEMIS COMPANY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF INCOME
(in millions, except per share amounts)
(unaudited)
 
 

Three Months EndedJune 30,
  Six Months EndedJune 30,
2012   2011 2012   2011
 
Net sales $ 1,312.7 $ 1,370.2 $ 2,617.5 $ 2,694.6
Cost of products sold   1,079.4     1,132.2     2,153.2     2,226.8  
 
Gross Profit 233.3 238.0 464.3 467.8
 
Operating expenses:
Selling, general, and administrative expenses 124.0 126.7 253.2 252.9
Research and development 10.4 10.0 21.3 17.6
Facility consolidation and other costs 19.7 - 28.0 -
Other operating (income) expense, net   (3.6 )   (4.0 )   (9.5 )   (11.2 )
 
Operating Income 82.8 105.3 171.3 208.5
 
Interest expense 17.3 18.1 37.8 36.4
Other non-operating (income) expense, net   (1.0 )   (0.4 )   (0.9 )   1.4  
 
Income before income taxes 66.5 87.6 134.4 170.7
 
Provision for income taxes   24.2     32.0     48.1     62.3  
 
Net income 42.3 55.6 86.3 108.4
 
Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests   -     1.3     -     2.9  
 
Net income attributable to Bemis Company, Inc. $ 42.3   $ 54.3   $ 86.3   $ 105.5  
 
Basic earnings per share $ 0.41   $ 0.51   $ 0.83   $ 0.98  
 
Diluted earnings per share $ 0.40   $ 0.51   $ 0.82   $ 0.98  
 
Cash dividends paid per share $ 0.25 $ 0.24 $ 0.50 $ 0.48
 
 

Weighted average shares outstanding (includes participating securities):
Basic 104.3 106.7 104.3 107.7
Diluted 105.1 107.2 105.0 108.1
 

BEMIS COMPANY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET
(in millions)
(unaudited)
 
  June 30,   December 31,

ASSETS
2012 2011
 
Cash and cash equivalents $ 127.2 $ 109.8
Accounts receivable, net 703.3 665.4
Inventories 645.6 646.0
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   133.8     127.8  
Total current assets   1,609.9     1,549.0  
 
Property and equipment, net   1,371.9     1,440.9  
 
Goodwill 1,030.8 1,048.4
Other intangible assets, net 209.5 222.5
Deferred charges and other assets   73.2     59.6  
Total other long-term assets   1,313.5     1,330.5  
 

TOTAL ASSETS
$ 4,295.3   $ 4,320.4  
 

LIABILITIES
 
Current portion of long-term debt $ 10.1 $ 13.4
Short-term borrowings 5.4 1.7
Accounts payable 413.6 415.8
Accrued salaries and wages 106.3 95.8
Accrued income and other taxes 26.3 23.9
Other current liabilities   132.4     131.4  
Total current liabilities 694.1 682.0
 
Long-term debt, less current portion 1,549.4 1,554.8
Deferred taxes 183.0 175.5
Other liabilities and deferred credits   293.6     326.0  
 

TOTAL LIABILITIES
  2,720.1     2,738.3  
 

EQUITY
 
Bemis Company, Inc. shareholders' equity:
Common stock issued (127.1 and 126.9 shares) 12.7 12.7
Capital in excess of par value 539.3 532.4
Retained earnings 1,866.2 1,832.9
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (137.8 ) (90.7 )
Common stock held in treasury (24.0 shares at cost)   (705.2 )   (705.2 )
TOTAL EQUITY   1,575.2     1,582.1  
 
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY $ 4,295.3   $ 4,320.4  
 

BEMIS COMPANY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS
(in millions)
(unaudited)
 
  Six Months Ended
June 30,
2012   2011

Cash flows from operating activities
Net income $ 86.3 $ 108.4

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 107.0 112.1
Excess tax benefit from share-based payment arrangements (0.2 ) (0.9 )
Share-based compensation 8.6 8.7
Deferred income taxes 2.6 10.2
Income of unconsolidated affiliated company (1.3 ) (1.6 )
(Gain) loss on sale of property and equipment (0.3 ) 1.0
Net facility consolidation and other costs 15.5 -
Changes in working capital, excluding effect of acquisitions (62.2 ) (153.5 )
Net change in deferred charges and credits   (12.7 )   (2.5 )
 
Net cash provided by operating activities   143.3     81.9  
 

Cash flows from investing activities
Additions to property and equipment (59.3 ) (61.3 )
Business acquisitions and adjustments, net of cash acquired - (15.8 )
Proceeds from sale of property and equipment   4.0     0.7  
 
Net cash used in investing activities   (55.3 )   (76.4 )
 

Cash flows from financing activities
Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt - 4.7
Repayment of long-term debt (303.0 ) (2.1 )
Net borrowing of commercial paper 284.0 173.3
Net borrowing of short-term debt 4.1 17.6
Cash dividends paid to shareholders (52.2 ) (51.7 )
Common stock purchased for the treasury - (123.1 )
Purchase of subsidiary shares of noncontrolling interests - (0.4 )
Excess tax benefit from share-based payment arrangements 0.2 0.9
Stock incentive programs and related withholdings   (1.9 )   (3.7 )
 
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities   (68.8 )   15.5  
 
Effect of exchange rates on cash and cash equivalents   (1.8 )   (8.7 )
 
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents 17.4 12.3
 
Cash and cash equivalents balance at beginning of year   109.8     60.4  
 
Cash and cash equivalents balance at end of period $ 127.2   $ 72.7  
 

BEMIS COMPANY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

OPERATING PROFIT AND PRETAX PROFIT
(in millions)
(unaudited)
 
  Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
June 30, June 30,
2012   2011 2012   2011
 
 
Flexible Packaging operating profit $ 116.0 $ 116.3 $ 232.1 $ 232.6
Flexible Packaging facility consolidation and other costs   (19.7 )   -     (27.9 )   -  
Net Flexible Packaging operating profit 96.3 116.3 204.2 232.6
 
Pressure Sensitive Materials operating profit   10.9     11.8     20.6     21.7  
 
Segment operating profit 107.2 128.1 224.8 254.3
 
General corporate expenses   (24.4 )   (22.8 )   (53.5 )   (45.8 )
 
Operating income 82.8 105.3 171.3 208.5
 
Interest expense 17.3 18.1 37.8 36.4
 
Other non-operating (income) expense, net (1.0 ) (0.4 ) (0.9 ) 1.4
       

Income before income taxes
$ 66.5   $ 87.6   $ 134.4   $ 170.7  
 

BEMIS COMPANY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP DATA
(in millions, except per share amounts)
(unaudited)
 
  Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
June 30, June 30,
  2012   2011 2012   2011

Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Operating Profit and Operating Profit as a Percentage of Net Sales by Segment
 

Flexible Packaging

Net Sales
$ 1,170.8   $ 1,218.7   $ 2,330.3   $ 2,398.0  
 
Operating Profit as reported 96.3 116.3 204.2 232.6
 
Non-GAAP adjustments:
Acquisition-related integration costs (1) 1.7 - 3.5 -
Facility consolidation and other costs (2) 19.7 - 27.9 -

 
Operating Profit as adjusted $ 117.7   $ 116.3   $ 235.6   $ 232.6  
 
Operating Profit as a percentage of Net Sales
As Reported 8.2 % 9.5 % 8.8 % 9.7 %
As Adjusted 10.1 % 9.5 % 10.1 % 9.7 %
 
 

Pressure Sensitive Materials
Net Sales $ 141.9   $ 151.5   $ 287.2   $ 296.6  
 
Operating Profit as reported $ 10.9   $ 11.8   $ 20.6   $ 21.7  
 
 
Operating Profit as a percentage of Net Sales as reported 7.7 % 7.8 % 7.2 % 7.3 %
 

Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Earnings per Share
 
Diluted earnings per share, as reported $ 0.40 $ 0.51 $ 0.82 $ 0.98
 
Non-GAAP adjustments per share, net of taxes:
Acquisition-related integration costs (1) 0.02 - 0.03 -
Facility consolidation and other costs (2) 0.12 - 0.18 -
 
Diluted earnings per share, as adjusted $ 0.54   $ 0.51   $ 1.03   $ 0.98  

(1)

Acquisition-related integration costs include earnout payments treated as compensation expense related to the Mayor Packaging acquisition.

(2)

Facility consolidation and other costs includes employee-related costs, accelerated depreciation, and write down of equipment related to the company's facility consolidation program.

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