Milwaukee, WI - Brady Corporation, a world leader in identification solutions, today reported its financial results for the fiscal 2013 third quarter ended April 30, 2013.
Quarter Ended April 30, 2013 Financial Results:
The company continued its portfolio realignment process by announcing plans to sell its Asia-based Die-Cut business which was outlined in a separate press release on May 16, 2013. Accordingly, the company has recast its financial statements to report the financial results of the Die-Cut business on one line item in the accompanying condensed consolidated statements of income.
Sales from continuing operations for the fiscal 2013 third quarter were up 11.0 percent to $305.7 million compared to $275.4 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2012. Organic sales were down 4.7 percent, acquisitions added 16.8 percent, and the impact of foreign currency translation decreased sales by 1.1 percent. By segment, organic sales decreased 2.9 percent in the Americas, 4.8 percent in EMEA and 11.6 percent in the Asia-Pacific region.
Net earnings from continuing operations in the fiscal 2013 third quarter were $21.8 million compared to $28.0 million in the same quarter last year. Non-GAAP net earnings from continuing operations* were $28.7 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2013, compared to $29.9 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2012.
Earnings from continuing operations per diluted Class A Nonvoting Common Share were $0.42 in the third quarter of fiscal 2013 compared to $0.53 in the same quarter last year. Non-GAAP earnings from continuing operations per diluted Class A Nonvoting Common Share* were $0.55 in the third quarter of fiscal 2013, compared to $0.56 in the same quarter of fiscal 2012.
Nine Months Ended April 30, 2013 Financial Results:
Sales for the nine-month period ended April 30, 2013 were up 5.3 percent to $856.4 million compared to $813.6 million in the same period last year. Organic sales were down 2.7 percent, acquisitions added 9.3 percent to sales and the impact of foreign currency translation decreased sales by 1.3 percent. By segment, organic sales decreased 0.7 percent in the Americas, 4.2 percent in EMEA and 6.8 percent in the Asia-Pacific region.
Net earnings from continuing operations for the nine-month period ended April 30, 2013 were $37.7 million compared to $84.3 million in the same period in fiscal 2012. Non-GAAP net earnings from continuing operations* were $75.1 million in the nine-month period ended April 30, 2013 compared to $86.1 million in the same period of fiscal 2012.
Earnings from continuing operations per diluted Class A Nonvoting Common Share were $0.73 for the nine-month period ended April 30, 2013 compared to $1.59 in the same period of fiscal 2012. Non-GAAP earnings from continuing operations per diluted Class A Nonvoting Common Share* were $1.45 for the nine-month period ended April 30, 2013, compared to $1.62 in the same period of fiscal 2012.
Commentary and Guidance:
“In the face of a challenging economy, we continue to position Brady for long-term success by optimizing our portfolio of businesses, aligning our organization with growth opportunities and reducing our infrastructure costs. This morning we announced our intention to sell our Die-Cut business which will continue the process of portfolio realignment as we have already divested three businesses and acquired Precision Dynamics Corporation, a business serving the healthcare space. These portfolio adjustments will allow us to focus more on our continuing businesses of Identification Solutions and Workplace Safety,” stated Brady’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Frank M. Jaehnert. “As part of our previously announced strategy to improve organic growth and profitability, effective May 1, 2013, we are changing our organizational structure from geographically-based to an organization structured around global business platforms. We are also targeting expansion in faster-growing geographies such as Central Europe, the Middle East, Africa and selected markets in Asia; and focusing on industries such as food and beverage, chemical, oil, and gas and healthcare.
“In addition to improving organic growth, we believe that our reorganization around global business platforms will yield approximately $25 million to $30 million of annual pre-tax savings, approximately half of which will be reinvested into growth initiatives. We also continue to review our facility footprint and believe that we have further opportunities for rationalization as we move forward with our business reorganization and simplification.”
Brady’s Chief Financial Officer, Thomas J. Felmer said, “Our balance sheet remains strong. Having repaid much of the debt incurred to finance the PDC acquisition, Brady is in a solid financial position to fund future organic and inorganic growth opportunities. We expect earnings from continuing operations per diluted Class A Nonvoting Common Share to range from between $0.45 and $0.55, exclusive of restructuring charges and certain other items during our fiscal 2013 fourth quarter ending July 31, 2013.”
A webcast regarding Brady’s fiscal 2013 third quarter financial results will be available at www.bradycorp.com beginning at 9:30 a.m. Central Time today.
Brady Corporation is an international manufacturer and marketer of complete solutions that identify and protect premises, products and people. Brady’s products help customers increase safety, security, productivity and performance and include high-performance labels, signs, safety devices, printing systems and software, and precision die-cut materials. Founded in 1914, the company has millions of customers in electronics, telecommunications, manufacturing, electrical, construction, education, medical and a variety of other industries. Brady is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and as of January 31, 2013 employed approximately 8,200 people at operations in the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific. Brady’s fiscal 2012 sales were approximately $1.32 billion. Brady stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol BRC. More information is available on the Internet at www.bradycorp.com.