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Last $71.13 USD
Change Today +0.26 / 0.37%
Volume 194.4K
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Graco Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and markets equipment to pump, meter, mix, and dispense various fluids and coatings worldwide. The company’s Industrial segment offers proportioning systems that are used to spray polyurethane foam and polyurea coatings; vapor-abrasive blasting equipment; equipment that pumps, meters, mixes, and dispenses sealant, adhesive, and composite materials; and gel coat equipment, chop and wet-out systems, resin transfer molding systems, and applicators. This segment also provides liquid finishing equipment, such as paint circulating and paint supply pumps, paint circulating advanced control systems, plural component coating proportioners, spray tips, seals, and filter screens, as well as various accessories to filter, transport, agitate, and regulate fluid; powder finishing products; and pumps that move chemicals, water, waste water, petroleum, food, and other fluids. Its Contractor segment offers sprayers that apply paint to walls and other structures for the professional painters in the construction and maintenance industries, tradesmen, and do-it-yourselfers. The company’s Lubrication segment supplies pumps, hose reels, meters, valves, and accessories for fast oil change facilities, service garages, fleet service centers, automobile dealerships, auto parts stores, truck builders, and heavy equipment service centers; systems, components, and accessories for the automatic lubrication of industrial and commercial equipment, compressors, turbines, and on- and off-road vehicles; products that automatically lubricate bearings, gears, and generators; and products that evacuate and dispense lubricants. It serves gas transmission and petrochemical, pulp and paper, mining and construction, agricultural equipment, food and beverage, material handling, metal manufacturing, wind energy, and oil and gas exploration industries. The company was founded in 1926 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

3,100 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/17/15
Founded in 1926

graco inc (GGG) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President and Direct...
Total Annual Compensation: $728.5K
Chief Financial Officer
Total Annual Compensation: $409.1K
Vice President of Corporate Manufacturing, Di...
Total Annual Compensation: $290.4K
Vice President and General Manager of Contrac...
Total Annual Compensation: $352.0K
Vice President and General Manager of Europe,...
Total Annual Compensation: $304.4K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

graco inc (GGG) Key Developments

U.S. Federal Trade Commission Approves Carlisle Companies Incorporated's purchase of Liquid Finishing Business Assets from Graco Inc

On March 25, 2015, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced that the Commission has approved an Application for Approval of Divestiture filed by Graco Inc. in connection with the Asset Purchase Agreement, dated October 7, 2014, between Carlisle Companies Incorporated and Carlisle Fluid Technologies, Inc. and Graco Inc., and Finishing Brands Holdings Inc. Pursuant to the Purchase Agreement, Carlisle, through certain of its subsidiaries, will acquire, for cash consideration of $590 million (subject to certain adjustments for the levels of cash, indebtedness and working capital at closing), the worldwide liquid finishing systems and products business which was acquired by Graco on April 2, 2012 pursuant to an Asset Purchase Agreement, dated as of April 14, 2011, between Graco and certain of its subsidiaries and Illinois Tool Works Inc. and certain of its subsidiaries, as amended by a certain First Amendment to Asset Purchase Agreement, dated April 2, 2012. The approval of the Application satisfies one of the conditions to closing of the transactions contemplated by the Purchase Agreement. Subject to the satisfaction or waiver of the remaining closing conditions, the closing of the transactions contemplated by Purchase Agreement is expected to occur on or about April 1, 2015.

Graco Inc. Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend Payable on May 6, 2015

The Board of Directors of Graco Inc. has declared a regular quarterly dividend of 30 cents per common share, payable on May 6, 2015, to shareholders of record at the close of business on April 20, 2015.

Graco Inc. Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Fourth Quarter and Year Ended December 26, 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Year 2015

Graco Inc. reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 26, 2014. For the quarter, the company reported net sales of $306,005,000 against $271,923,000 for the same period a year ago. Operating earnings was $69,465,000 against $63,329,000 for the same period a year ago. Earnings before income taxes were $67,041,000 against $62,548,000 for the same period a year ago. Net earnings were $49,041,000 or $0.80 per diluted share against $44,748,000 or $0.71 per diluted share for the same period a year ago. Cash provided by operating activities were $71 million. Capital expenditures were $5 million. For the year, the company reported net sales of $1,221,130,000 against $104,024,000 for the same period a year ago. Operating earnings was $308,925,000 against $279,769,000 for the same period a year ago. Earnings before income taxes were $315,079,000 against $288,822,000 for the same period a year ago. Net earnings were $225,573,000 or $3.65 per diluted share against $210,822,000 or $3.36 per diluted share for the same period a year ago. Net cash from operating activities was $241,255,000 compared to $243,055,000 a year ago. Property, plant and equipment additions were $30,636,000 compared to $23,319,000 a year ago. The company provided earnings guidance for the year 2015. The company expects acquisitions completed in recent months are expected to add approximately 5% points to the company’s sales growth in 2015 and, as disclosed previously, provide earnings accretion of 13 to 15 cents per share for the full year before purchase accounting and transaction costs. At current exchange rates, unfavorable movement in foreign currencies would be a headwind of approximately 4% on sales and 10% on earnings in 2015. Capital expenditures to be approximately $35 million. The annualized tax rate is expected to be approximately 32% to 33%, excluding any impact from post-tax dividends from the Liquid Finishing or gain on sale of the investment.


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