The Valspar Corporation (NYSE: VAL) today reported its results for the first-quarter ended January 25, 2013. First-quarter sales totaled $875.2 million compared to $885.6 million in the first quarter of 2012. First-quarter net income per share was $0.60 in 2013 compared to adjusted net income per share of $0.62 in 2012, which excludes a $0.04 per share restructuring charge. Net income for the first quarter of 2013 was $55.0 million. Net income for the first quarter of 2012 was $55.8 million and reported earnings per share were $0.58.

“Although we made substantial progress this quarter on a number of key initiatives, international markets were weaker than anticipated,” said Gary E. Hendrickson, chairman and chief executive officer. “We continued to invest in our long term opportunities and remain confident we will achieve our new business plans for the full year. However, weak demand in certain international markets is expected to continue and thus we are adjusting our full-year guidance to $3.60 to $3.80 to reflect these market conditions.”

Hendrickson and Lori A. Walker, senior vice president and chief financial officer, will conduct a conference call for investors at 10:00 a.m. Central Time (11:00 a.m. Eastern Time) today. The call can be heard live over the Internet by visiting the Investor Relations section of Valspar’s website at Those unable to participate during the live broadcast can access an archive of the call on the Valspar website. A taped delay of the call will also be available from 12:30 p.m. Central Time, Tuesday, Feb. 12 th through midnight, Tuesday, Feb. 26 th by dialing +1 800-475-6701 from within the U.S. or +1 (320) 365-3844 from outside of the U.S., using access code 280279.

About The Valspar Corporation

The Valspar Corporation (NYSE: VAL) is a global leader in the paint and coatings industry. Since 1806, Valspar has been dedicated to bringing customers the latest innovations, the finest quality and the best customer service in the coatings industry. For more information, visit .


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For the Quarters Ended January 25, 2013 and January 27, 2012
(Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)
First Quarter
    2013   2012
    (Unaudited)   (Unaudited)
Net Sales $ 875,242 $ 885,647
Cost of Sales     580,891     592,331  
Gross Profit     294,351     293,316  
Research and Development 30,783 26,893
Selling, General and Administrative     170,037     175,708  
Operating Expenses     200,820     202,601  
Income (Loss) From Operations     93,531     90,715  
Interest Expense 15,873 15,789
Other (Income) Expense, Net     950     (522 )
Income (Loss) Before Income Taxes     76,708     75,448  
Income Taxes     21,679     19,666  
Net Income (Loss)   $ 55,029   $ 55,782  
Average Number of Shares O/S - basic 89,477,591 92,861,129
Average Number of Shares O/S - diluted     92,397,428     95,485,354  
Net Income (Loss) per Common Share - basic $ 0.62 $ 0.60
Net Income (Loss) per Common Share - diluted   $ 0.60   $ 0.58  

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURESIn the accompanying press release, we have reported non-GAAP financial measures - "Adjusted net income per common share – diluted”. We disclose this measure because we believe the measure may assist investors in comparing our results of operations in the respective periods without regard to the effect on results of restructuring charges.

NON-GAAP RECONCILIATIONThe following is a reconciliation of "Net income per common share - diluted" to "Adjusted net income per common share - diluted" for the periods presented:
  First Quarter
2013   2012

Net Income (Loss) per Common Share - diluted
$ 0.60 $ 0.58

Restructuring Charges
- 0.04

Adjusted Net Income per Common Share - diluted
$ 0.60 $ 0.62
  January 25,   October 26,   January 27,
    2013   2012   2012
    (Unaudited)   (Note)   (Unaudited)
Current Assets:
Cash and Cash Equivalents $ 248,642 $ 253,327 $ 305,712
Restricted Cash 19,893 19,907 20,108
Accounts and Notes Receivable, Net 585,539 681,099 596,752
Inventories 425,590 360,427 380,944
Deferred Income Taxes 43,637 42,083 48,942
Prepaid Expenses and Other     89,956     92,334     74,759
Total Current Assets     1,413,257     1,449,177     1,427,217
Goodwill 1,075,692 1,056,669 1,056,008
Intangibles, Net 551,131 550,106 552,792
Other Assets 28,488 14,738 20,597
Long-Term Deferred Income Taxes 5,194 5,178 1,964
Property, Plant & Equipment, Net     556,905     550,968     545,193
Total Assets   $ 3,630,667   $ 3,626,836   $ 3,603,771
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity
Current Liabilities:
Short-term Debt $ 217,283 $ 94,441 $ 8,760
Current Portion of Long-Term Debt 39,737 44,090 200,000
Trade Accounts Payable 470,187 502,967 447,437
Income Taxes 15,277 4,612 9,006
Other Accrued Liabilities     298,669     380,662     309,450
Total Current Liabilities     1,041,153     1,026,772     974,653
Long Term Debt, Net of Current Portion 1,012,563 1,012,578 1,066,763
Deferred Income Taxes 217,025 216,314 208,531
Other Long-Term Liabilities     155,094     147,649     140,295
Total Liabilities     2,425,835     2,403,313     2,390,242
Stockholders' Equity     1,204,832     1,223,523     1,213,529
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity   $ 3,630,667   $ 3,626,836   $ 3,603,771
NOTE: The Balance Sheet at October 26, 2012 was derived from the audited consolidated financial statements at that date.
For the Quarters Ended January 25, 2013 and January 27, 2012
(Dollars in thousands)
First Quarter
    2013   2012
    (Unaudited)   (Unaudited)

I. Comparison year over year

Gross Profit, as a percentage of net sales (1)
Gross Profit, reported

33.6 % 33.1 %

Gross Profit, adjusted (2)
33.6 % 33.5 %

Operating Expense as a percentage of net sales (1)
Operating Expense, reported 22.9 % 22.9 %

Operating Expense, adjusted (2)
22.9 % 22.6 %

Income (Loss) from Operations, as a percentage of net sales (1)
Income (Loss) from Operations, reported 10.7 % 10.2 %

Income (Loss) from Operations, adjusted (2)
10.7 % 10.8 %
First Quarter
    2013   2012
    (Unaudited)   (Unaudited)
II. Segment Data
Coatings $ 497,616 $ 494,649
Paint 329,079 339,557
All Other less intersegment sales     48,547       51,441  
Total   $ 875,242     $ 885,647  
Earnings Before Interest and Taxes (EBIT) (1)
Coatings $ 74,340 $ 73,872
Paint 22,543 23,365
All Other     (4,302 )     (6,000 )
Total   $ 92,581     $ 91,237  

Earnings Before Interest and Taxes (EBIT) (1), adjusted (2)
Coatings $ 74,340 $ 74,261
Paint 22,543 27,391
All Other     (4,302 )     (5,318 )
Total   $ 92,581     $ 96,334  

(1) Certain amounts in prior year financial statements have been reclassified to conform with the 2013 presentation.
(2) Excludes restructuring charges in the first quarter of 2012.

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