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Last $68.28 USD
Change Today +1.09 / 1.62%
Volume 9.2K
As of 8:04 PM 07/28/15 All times are local (Market data is delayed by at least 15 minutes).

james hardie ind plc-sp adr (JHX) Key Developments

James Hardie Industries plc Announces Audited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year Ended March 31, 2015

James Hardie Industries plc announced audited consolidated earnings results for the fourth quarter and full year ended March 31, 2015. For the quarter, net sales were USD 411.3 million compared to USD 376.4 million a year ago. Net operating income was USD 27.7 million compared to net operating loss of USD 186.8 million a year ago. Operating income before income taxes was USD 7.6 million against operating loss before income taxes of USD 265.6 million for the same period in the last year. EBIT was USD 12.6 million compared to EBIT of USD 266.4 million a year ago. Net operating profit was USD 27.7 million compared to net operating loss of USD 186.8 million a year ago. Basic and diluted earnings per share were 6 cents compared to basic and diluted loss per share of 42 cents a year ago. Adjusted EBIT was USD 80.8 million compared to USD 57.4 million a year ago. Net operating profit was USD 27.7 million compared to net operating loss of USD 186.8 million a year ago. Adjusted net operating profit was USD 57.3 million compared to USD 45.3 million a year ago. Adjusted diluted earnings per share were 13 cents compared to 10 cents a year ago. Adjusted EBITDA was USD 31.5 million compared to LBITDA of USD 251.2 million a year ago. As of fourth quarter of 2015, the company had net debt of USD 330.5 million compared to net cash of USD 167.5 million at fourth quarter of 2014. For the full year, net sales were USD 1,656.9 million compared to USD 1,493.8 million a year ago. Operating income was USD 335.0 million compared to USD 53.1 million a year ago. Income before income taxes was USD 322.6 million compared to USD 54.6 million a year ago. Net income was USD 291.3 million or USD 0.65 basic and diluted per share compared to USD 99.5 million or USD 0.22 basic and diluted earnings per share a year ago. Net cash provided by operating activities was USD 179.5 million compared to USD 322.8 million a year ago. Purchase of property, plant and equipment was USD 276.2 million compared to USD 115.4 million in the prior year. EBIT was USD 335.0 million compared to USD 53.1 million a year ago. Adjusted EBIT was USD 304.0 million compared to USD 252.8 million a year ago. Net operating profit was USD 291.3 million compared to USD 99.5 million a year ago. Adjusted net operating profit was USD 221.4 million compared to USD 197.2 million a year ago. Adjusted diluted earnings per share were 50 cents compared to 44 cents a year ago. Adjusted EBITDA was USD 405.9 million compared to EBITDA of USD 114.5 million a year ago.

James Hardie Industries plc Announces Special Dividend and Second Half Ordinary Dividend for the Fiscal Year 2015, Payable on August 7, 2015

James Hardie Industries plc announced the special dividend of 22.0 cents per security in US currency and is payable on 7 August 2015. The company also announced fiscal year 2015 second half ordinary dividend of 27.0 cents per security in US currency and is payable on 7 August 2015. The record date to determine entitlements to the fiscal year 2015 special dividend and fiscal year 2015 second half dividend is 11 June 2015.

James Hardie Industries Biased On Organic Growth

Chief Executive Officer of James Hardie Industries plc (ASX:JHX), Louis Gries said the company is looking for growth through organic acquisition.

James Hardie Industries plc Reiterates Earnings Guidance for the Full Year 2015

James Hardie Industries plc reiterated earnings guidance for the full year 2015. The company expects full-year adjusted net operating profit to be between USD 210 million and USD 222 million assuming, among other things, housing industry conditions in the United States continuing to improve and that an exchange rate at or near current levels is applicable for the remainder of the fiscal year.

James Hardie Industries plc Appoints Andrea Gisle Joosen as an Independent Non-Executive Director

The Board of James Hardie Industries plc has appointed Andrea Gisle Joosen as an independent Non- Executive Director of the company effective 20 March 2015. Ms. Gisle Joosen is an experienced former executive with extensive experience in marketing, brand management and business development across a range of different consumer businesses. Her former roles include chief executive of Boxer TV Access AB in Sweden and managing director (Nordic region) of Panasonic, Chantelle AB and Twentieth Century Fox.

 

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