stanley black & decker inc (SWK) Key Developments
Stanley Black & Decker Mulls Acquisitions
May 5 15
Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE:SWK) intends to make acquisitions. Don Allan, Chief Financial Officer of the company said: “Well there is -- the business today is heavily weighted towards automotive production and electronics production. And then it has kind of the general industrial piece, which is serves a lot of different types of manufacturers. The areas of specialty where this application engineering approach is very effective is in electronics and automotive. So, one area that we have a very small presence is aerospace. So that would certainly be an opportunity that if the right acquisition came along that we could bolt-on that had similar kind of specialty application engineering approach to that industry could be a great opportunity. But there is also other opportunities to do acquisitions that are bolt-on that go into some general industry as well, that would be, you'd be able to apply that particular principle, our go-to-market approach.”
Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. - Analyst/Investor Day
May 4 15
To discuss the event will feature presentations on the company's performance and strategic objectives by members of the Corporate and Business Management teams
Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. Presents at Electrical Products Group 2015 Conference, May-18-2015 10:45 AM
May 4 15
Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. Presents at Electrical Products Group 2015 Conference, May-18-2015 10:45 AM. Venue: The Resort at Longboat Key Club, Longboat Key, Florida, United States. Speakers: John F. Lundgren, Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Executive Committee.
Stanley Black & Decker To Exit Spain And Italy Operations
Apr 27 15
Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE:SWK) is seeking to sell its Spain and Italy operations. President and Chief Operating Officer of Stanley, James M. Loree, commented "Our plans to exit Europe's Spain and Italy operations are proceeding on track, and this action, as well as the other global organizational and operational enhancements we have made, give us confidence in our ability to show both top and bottom line improvement as planned within Security during 2015."
Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. Announces Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the First Quarter Ended April 4, 2015; Reiterates Earnings Guidance for the Year 2015
Apr 23 15
Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. announced unaudited consolidated earnings results for the first quarter ended April 4, 2015. For the quarter, the company's net sales were $2,630.0 million compared with $2,617.1 million a year ago. Income from operations was $262.0 million compared with $258.6 million a year ago. Earnings from continuing operations before income taxes were $221.3 million compared with $217.9 million a year ago. Net earnings from continuing operations were $166.0 million compared with $169.9 million a year ago. Net earnings from continuing operations attributable to common shareowners were $166.8 million or $1.07 per diluted share compared with $169.7 million or $1.07 per diluted share a year ago. Net earnings attributable to common shareowners were $162.3 million or $1.04 per diluted share compared with $161.9 million or $1.02 per diluted share a year ago. Net cash used in operating activities was $197.5 million compared with $152.0 million a year ago. Capital and software expenditures were $45.9 million compared with $57.8 million a year ago.
The company is maintaining its 2015 EPS outlook of $5.65 - $5.85 on a GAAP basis (including $50 million or $0.25 EPS, in restructuring charges) and its free cash flow outlook of at least $1 billion.