PITTSBURGH-- Wesco International, Inc., a leading provider of electrical, industrial, and communications MRO and OEM products, construction materials, and advanced supply chain management and logistics services, today announced its 2011 third quarter financial results.
The following results are for the three months ended September 30, 2011 compared to the three months ended September 30, 2010:Consolidated net sales were $1,580.4 million for the third quarter of 2011, compared to $1,324.6 million for the third quarter of 2010.
The 19.3% increase in sales includes positive impacts of approximately 6.9% from acquisitions and 1.1% from foreign exchange rates, resulting in organic sales growth of approximately 11.3%. Sequential sales increased 3.7%, and includes a positive impact of approximately 0.1% from acquisitions and a negative impact of approximately 0.1% from foreign exchange.
Gross profit of $315.7 million, or 20.0% of sales, for the third quarter of 2011 was up 50 basis points, compared to $257.8 million, or 19.5% of sales, for the third quarter of 2010.