Sherwin-Williams Mulls Acquisitions
Nov 10 15
The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE:SHW) plans to make acquisitions. Chris Connor, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer of the company said: “We support the growth of the company's needs through CapEx. This is a lot of maintenance CapEx, making sure that our paint stores have enough tinting equipment, shaking equipment, delivery vehicles etc. to keep pace with our painting contractors as well as CapEx for our manufacturing footprint. That really leaves us cash to do both treasury stock purchase and acquisitions. If we can find acquisitions that make sense for us and we like to buy these regional paint store chains, bolt them on to our platform and drive them forward, we are interested in technology plays for our global businesses. But a very disciplined approach there.”
The Sherwin-Williams Company Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Third Quarter and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2015; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year of 2015
Oct 29 15
The Sherwin-Williams Company reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2015. For the quarter, the company reported net sales of USD 3,152,285,000 compared to USD 3,150,570,000 a year ago. Income before income taxes were USD 550,722,000 compared to USD 474,048,000 a year ago. Net income was USD 374,491,000 compared to USD 326,240,000 a year ago. Diluted net income per common share was USD 3.97 compared to USD 3.35 a year ago. Net operating cash for third quarter accounting for about USD 553 million
For the nine months, the company reported net sales of USD 8,734,708,000 compared to USD 8,560,121,000 a year ago. Income before income taxes were USD 1,251,745,000 compared to USD 1,069,355,000 a year ago. Net income was USD 855,832,000 compared to USD 733,144,000 a year ago. Diluted net income per common share was USD 9.04 compared to USD 7.39 a year ago. Net operating cash in the first nine months was USD 902.5 million, up about USD 21 million over last year. Free cash flow, which is net operating cash, less CapEx and dividends, was USD 557 million compared to USD 583 million last year. Through the first nine months of 2015, the company spent USD 158 million on CapEx.
The company anticipates consolidated net sales for the fourth quarter will be up low single digits in percentage terms compared to last year's fourth quarter. With sales at that level, the company estimate diluted net income per common share to be in the range of USD 1.70 to USD 1.95 per share compared to USD 1.37 per share earned in the fourth quarter of 2014, an increase of 33% at the midpoint of the range.
For the full year 2015, the company expects consolidated net sales to increase by a low single digit percentage compared to full year 2014. With annual sales at that level, the company increasing guidance that diluted net income per common share to be in the range of USD 10.75 to USD 11.00 per share compared to USD 8.78 per share earned in 2014. For the full year 2015, the company anticipates CapEx spending to be in the range of USD 220 million to USD 240 million.
The Sherwin-Williams Company Declares Quarterly Dividend Payable on December 4, 2015
Oct 21 15
The Board of Directors of The Sherwin-Williams Company announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.67 per common share, payable on December 4, 2015, to shareholders of record on November 13, 2015.
The Sherwin-Williams Company Announces Management Changes
Oct 19 15
The Sherwin-Williams Company announced that its Board of Directors has elected John G. Morikis to serve as the company's next Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2016. Mr. Morikis who has served as Sherwin-Williams' President and Chief Operating Officer since October 2006, will assume the CEO duties currently held by Chairman and CEO Christopher M. Connor. Mr. Connor, who has held the title of Chairman and CEO for the past 16 years, will remain at the company in the role of Executive Chairman. Mr. Morikis was also elected to the company's Board of Directors effective immediately. Mr. Morikis joined Sherwin-Williams in 1984 as a management trainee in the company's Paint Stores Group.