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Last $109.65 USD
Change Today +1.33 / 1.23%
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lear corp (LEA) Key Developments

Lear Corp. Declares Quarterly Dividend, Payable on March 23, 2015

The Board of Lear Corp. increased by 25% the quarterly cash dividend on the company's common stock from $0.20 per share to $0.25 per share. The dividend is payable on March 23, 2015 to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 4, 2015.

Lear Corp. Announces Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year Ended December 31, 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Year 2015

Lear Corp. announced unaudited consolidated earnings results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2014. For the quarter, the company reported net sales of $4,549.7 million compared with $4,256.1 million for the same period a year ago. Consolidated income before income taxes and equity in net loss of affiliates was $219.0 million compared with $131.1 million for the same period a year ago. Net income attributable to Lear was $261.8 million or $3.24 per diluted share compared with $72.8 million or $0.88 per diluted share for the same period a year ago. Net cash provided by operating activities was $516.1 million compared with $390.5 million for the same period a year ago. Adjusted capital expenditures were $143.9 million compared with $131.4 million for the same period a year ago. Free cash flow was $372.2 million compared with $259.1 million for the same period a year ago. Core operating earnings was $280.3 million compared with $208.2 million for the same period a year ago. Adjusted net income attributable to Lear was $183.4 million or $2.27 per diluted share compared with $128.8 million or $1.55 per diluted share for the same period a year ago. For the full year 2015, the company reported net sales of $17,727.3 million compared with $16,234.0 million for the same period a year ago. Consolidated income before income taxes and equity in net income of affiliates was $787.4 million compared with $610.1 million for the same period a year ago. Net income attributable to Lear was $672.4 million or $8.23 per diluted share compared with $431.4 million or $4.99 per diluted share for the same period a year ago. Net cash provided by operating activities was $927.8 million compared with $820.1 million for the same period a year ago. Adjusted capital expenditures were $424.7 million compared with $453.5 million for the same period a year ago. Free cash flow was $503.1 million compared with $366.6 million for the same period a year ago. Core operating earnings was $1,049.6 million compared with $839.4 million for the same period a year ago. Adjusted net income attributable to Lear was $665.9 million or $8.23 per diluted share compared with $510.0 million or $4.99 per diluted share for the same period a year ago. The company provided earnings guidance for the full year of 2015. Sales in 2015 are expected to be in the range of $18.5 to $19.0 billion, and core operating earnings are expected to be in the range of $1.175 to $1.225 billion.  The increased earnings reflect higher sales and improving company margins.  Free cash flow in 2015 is expected to be approximately $575 million. Pretax income before restructuring costs and other special items is estimated to be in the range of $1.08 to $1.13 billion.  Effective tax rate is expected to be approximately 30% in 2015.  Adjusted net income attributable to Lear is expected to be in the range of $720 to $755 million.  Capital spending in 2015 is estimated to be approximately $500 million.

Lear Corp. to Redeem 8.125% Senior Notes Due 2020

On January 29, 2015, Lear Corp. gave notice to the trustee under the indenture, as amended and supplemented, pursuant to which its 8.125% Senior Notes due 2020 (the Notes) were issued, that the Company has elected to redeem all of the outstanding aggregate principal amount of the Notes on March 15, 2015, at a redemption price equal to 104.063% of the aggregate principal amount of the Notes being redeemed. Originally, $350 million in aggregate principal amount of the Notes were issued under the indenture, and as of the date of this Current Report on Form 8-K, $245 million in aggregate principal amount of the Notes is outstanding.

Lear Corp. Provides Earnings Guidance for the Fiscal Year 2015

Lear Corp. provided earnings guidance for the fiscal year 2015. For the year, the company expected revenue of $18.5 billion - $19 billion. The company expects adjusted net income of $720 million - $755 million.

Lear Corp. Considers Acquisitions

Lear Corp. (NYSE:LEA) is looking for smaller type of acquisitions of the right value in the electrical field. A company representative said that they are looking at strategic fit and valuation and then to find a winning combination as they are very focused on increasing their capabilities in electrical at this point.

 

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