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Last $47.67 USD
Change Today -0.29 / -0.60%
Volume 911.4K
As of 8:04 PM 08/4/15 All times are local (Market data is delayed by at least 15 minutes).

leggett & platt inc (LEG) Snapshot

Open
$47.99
Previous Close
$47.96
Day High
$48.17
Day Low
$47.50
52 Week High
07/16/15 - $51.28
52 Week Low
10/15/14 - $32.64
Market Cap
6.6B
Average Volume 10 Days
1.1M
EPS TTM
$1.99
Shares Outstanding
137.8M
EX-Date
06/11/15
P/E TM
24.0x
Dividend
$1.24
Dividend Yield
2.60%
Current Stock Chart for LEGGETT & PLATT INC (LEG)

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leggett & platt inc (LEG) Details

Leggett & Platt, Incorporated designs and produces a range of engineered components and products worldwide. The company’s Residential Furnishings segment offers innersprings and wire forms; steel mechanisms and hardware, springs and seat suspensions, steel tubular seat frames, bed frames and ornamental beds, and adjustable beds; and structural fabrics, carpet underlay materials, and geo components. This segment serves manufacturers of finished bedding products and upholstered furniture; retailers and distributors of adjustable and ornamental beds, bed frames, and carpet underlay; and contractors, landscapers, road construction companies, and government agencies using geo components. Its Commercial Fixturing & Components segment provides bases, columns, back rests, casters, and frames for office chairs and control devices; and private label finished furniture. This segment serves office, and institutional and commercial furniture manufacturers. The company’s Industrial Materials segment offers steel rods, drawn wires, steel billets, fabricated wire products, welded steel tubing, fabricated tube components, and titanium and nickel tubing. This segment serves bedding and furniture and automotive seating manufacturers; aerospace suppliers and OEMs; mechanical spring makers; and waste recyclers and waste removal businesses. Its Specialized Products segment provides manual and power lumbar support and massage systems; seat suspension systems; automotive control cables; low voltage motors and motion assemblies; formed metal and wire components; quilting machines; machines for shaping wire into springs; industrial sewing/finishing machines; and van interiors. This segment primarily serves automobile seating and bedding manufacturers; and telecommunication, cable, home service, and delivery companies. The company sells its products through sales representatives and distributors. Leggett & Platt, Incorporated was founded in 1883 and is based in Carthage, Missouri.

20,000 Employees
Last Reported Date: 07/30/15
Founded in 1883

leggett & platt inc (LEG) Top Compensated Officers

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Member ...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.1M
President, Chief Operating Officer and Direct...
Total Annual Compensation: $804.2K
Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice Presi...
Total Annual Compensation: $486.5K
Senior Vice President and President of Reside...
Total Annual Compensation: $348.1K
Senior Vice President and President of Indust...
Total Annual Compensation: $345.2K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

leggett & platt inc (LEG) Key Developments

Leggett & Platt Eyes Acquisitions

Leggett & Platt, Incorporated (NYSE:LEG) intends to make acquisitions. Matt Flanigan, Enterprise Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the company said: “We now anticipate a full-year EBIT margin between 11.3% and 11.6%, which would be our highest EBIT margin level since the year 2000. We again expect operating cash flow to exceed $350 million in 2015. Dividend should require about $170 million of cash and capital expenditures should approximate $120 million for the year. As has been our practice, after funding dividends and capital expenditures, remaining cash flow will be prioritized toward competitively advantaged acquisitions. Potential acquisitions must meet stringent, strategic, and financial criteria. Should no acquisitions come to fruition, and if excess cash flow is available, we have a standing authorization from the Board to repurchase up to 10 million shares each year.” Dave Haffner, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the company said: “We continue to see that as a growth opportunity through niche-type acquisitions. So we continue to look at opportunities to add to the facilities that we currently have.”

Leggett & Platt, Incorporated Reports Un-Audited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Second Quarter and Six Months Ended June 30, 2015; Revises Earnings Guidance for the Year 2015; Reports Impairment for the Second Quarter Ended June 30, 2015

Leggett & Platt, Incorporated reported un-audited consolidated earnings results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2015. For the quarter, the company reported net sales (from continuing operations) of $997.3 million compared to $956.1 million a year ago. Earnings before interest and taxes of $119.2 million compared to $102.2 million a year ago. Earnings before income taxes of $109.0 million compared to $93.2 million a year ago. Net earnings from continuing operations of $76.7 million or $0.53 per diluted share compared to $69.6 million or $0.48 per diluted share a year ago. Net earnings attributable to the company of $77.7 million or $0.54 per diluted share compared to net loss attributable to the company of $23.9 million or $0.17 per diluted share a year ago. Net cash from operating activity of $94.8 million compared to $103.1 million a year ago. Additions to PP&E of $29.6 million compared to $23.3 million a year ago. Net debt as on June 30, 2015 was $758 million compared to $803 million as on June 30, 2014. Adjusted EPS from continuing operations was $0.53 against $0.48 a year ago. Adjusted EBIT was $119 million against $102 million a year ago. Adjusted EBITDA (trailing twelve months) was $544 million against $473 million a year ago. For the six months, the company reported net sales (from continuing operations) of $1,963.5 million compared to $1,831.6 million a year ago. Earnings before interest and taxes of $230.9 million compared to $188.0 million a year ago. Earnings before income taxes of $211.0 million compared to $170.0 million a year ago. Net earnings from continuing operations of $150.0 million or $1.03 per diluted share compared to $125.6 million or $0.86 per diluted share a year ago. Net earnings attributable to the company of $149.4 million or $1.04 per diluted share compared to $29.2 million or $0.20 per diluted share a year ago. Net cash from operating activity of $126.9 million compared to $83.4 million a year ago. Additions to PP&E of $51.3 million compared to $38.4 million a year ago. The company is raising its EPS guidance, and now projects 2015 EPS of $2.00 to $2.15. Sales are anticipated to be $3.95 to $4.10 billion, growing 4% to 8%, and meeting or exceeding the company's 4% to 5% annual growth target. This sales forecast includes an expected 5% reduction in sales from raw material-related price deflation and currency translation impacts. Cash from operations should exceed $350 million in 2015. Capital expenditures are expected to be roughly $120 million. For the full year, the company expects similar results: record sales from continuing operations, the company high EBIT margin since 2000, and record EPS. For the second quarter of 2015, the company announced impairment of $0.6 million against $108.5 a year ago.

Foam Makers to Pay $128.5 million to Settle More US Suits

Six polyurethane-foam makers have proposed paying up to $128.5 million to settle another batch of US lawsuits that accused them of fixing prices. The lead lawyer representing the customers that sued the foam companies did not immediately respond to a request for comment on June 23, 2015. The settlement agreements still need to be approved by the court. The dispute goes back to 2010, when customers accused the foam companies of fixing prices since at least 1 January 1999. The buyers alleged they had paid too much for foam. The latest settlement would cover the so-called indirect purchasers. These are customers who bought finished products made from the producers' foam. Under the proposed settlements, Carpenter would pay $63.5 million, and Hickory Springs Manufacturing would pay up to $10.25 million. Leggett & Platt would pay $26.5 million, while Mohawk would pay $16 million. Vitafoam would pay $2.75 million, and Woodbridge would pay $9.5 million. Earlier, the direct purchasers had reached a $275.5 million settlement with another group of foam makers. The direct purchasers bought the foam to make bed mattresses, furniture, carpet and other products that were ultimately sold to the indirect purchasers. Under the agreements, $16 million would be paid by FFP Holdings, formerly known as Flexible Foam Products. Future Foam agreed to pay $32 million, and FXI - Foam Innovations would pay $60 million. It is unclear if FFP Holdings, Future Foam or FXI - Foam Innovations are still involved in the indirect purchasers litigation. They may have reached settlements or obtained dismissals. None of the three companies immediately responded to requests for comment. Mohawk agreed to pay $98 million, while Woodbridge would pay $50 million. Hickory Springs agreed to pay $19.5 million. Other foam producers had reached settlements with the direct purchasers earlier in the litigation. Carpenter agreed to pay $108 million, while Leggett & Platt agreed to $39.8 million. Both companies denied that they fixed prices or did anything wrong. Vitafoam had agreed to pay up to $15 million. It also denied doing anything wrong. Polyurethane foams are made with polyols and isocyanates such as methyl di-p-phenylene isocyanate (MDI) and toluene di-isocyanate (TDI). The case is being litigated in US District Court, Northern Ohio District. The case number is 10-2196.

 

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