Brady Corporation Reports Fiscal 2013 Second Quarter Results And Announces Reorganization

Brady Corporation (NYSE: BRC) (“Brady” or “Company”), a world leader in identification solutions, today reported its financial results for the fiscal 2013 second quarter ended January 31, 2013 and also announced a reorganization of its business.

Quarter Ended January 31, 2013 Financial Results:

Sales for the fiscal 2013 second quarter ended January 31, 2013, were up 1.1 percent to $324.2 million compared to $320.6 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2012. Organic sales declined 3.1 percent, the impact of foreign currency translation increased sales by 0.2 percent, and acquisitions, net of divestitures added 4.0 percent. By segment, organic sales increased 0.6 percent in the Americas and decreased 5.0 percent in EMEA and 7.0 percent in the Asia-Pacific region.

During the second quarter of fiscal 2013, the Company acquired Precision Dynamics Corporation (“PDC”) for $301 million. PDC is a leader in identification products primarily for the healthcare sector with annual revenues of approximately $173 million. In connection with this acquisition, the Company incurred certain acquisition-related costs including a non-cash tax charge of $25.0 million related to the repatriation of cash to the U.S. and $5.1 million of other acquisition-related expenses. During the second quarter of fiscal 2013, the Company also realized a $5.2 million pre-tax gain on the settlement of an insurance claim related to the 2011 flood in Thailand. In the second quarter of last fiscal year, the Company recorded a non-cash impairment charge of $115.7 million for the write down of goodwill in the Asia-Pacific region. Non-routine and other items, along with restructuring charges are quantified on pages 11-12 of this news release for comparability purposes.

Net income (loss) in the fiscal 2013 second quarter was $(8.7) million compared to $(90.0) million in the same quarter last year. Non-GAAP net income* was $19.5 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2013, compared to $25.7 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2012.

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