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H.B. Fuller Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2012 Results

Fourth Quarter Adjusted Diluted EPS from Continuing Operations $0.641;

ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- H.B. Fuller Company (NYSE: FUL) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter that ended December 1, 2012.

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Fourth Quarter 2012 Highlights Included:

  • Integration of the acquired Forbo adhesives business remained on or ahead of schedule and on track to fully deliver synergy targets;
  • Net revenue was up 28 percent, organic revenue was up 3 percent from last year's fourth quarter, as adjusted to reflect the same number of weeks in each period;
  • Gross profit margin improved 120 basis points compared to the prior quarter;
  • Regional operating income2 increased 36 percent versus last year;
  • Adjusted diluted EPS from continuing operations of $0.641 was up approximately 23 percent on a comparable 13 week basis.

Full-Year 2012 Highlights Included:

  • Achieved record levels of net revenue and adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations;
  • Completed acquisition of Industrial Adhesives business from the Forbo Group;
  • Completed divestiture of Central America Paints business to Grupo Mundial;
  • Integration of the acquired Forbo adhesives business remained on schedule and on track to fully deliver synergy targets;
  • Organic revenue increased 6 percent when adjusting for the extra week in the prior year;
  • Regional operating income2 increased 39 percent year-over-year;
  • Adjusted diluted EPS1 from continuing operations grew 28 percent year-over-year.

Note that the 2011 fiscal year had 53 weeks of commercial activity, with the extra week in the fourth quarter of 2011, while the 2012 fiscal year was the normal 52 weeks in length.

Fourth Quarter 2012 Results:
Net income from continuing operations for the fourth quarter of 2012 was $25.0 million, or $0.49 per diluted share, versus net income from continuing operations of $22.2 million, or $0.45 per diluted share, in last year's fourth quarter. Adjusted total diluted earnings per share from continuing operations in the fourth quarter of 2012 were $0.641, up 14 percent from the prior year's adjusted result of $0.561 and up 23 percent on a comparable 13 week basis. 

Net revenue for the fourth quarter of 2012 was $513.3 million, up 27.8 percent versus the fourth quarter of 2011. Year-over-year growth was approximately 35 percent when adjusting for the extra week in the prior year.  When excluding the incremental revenue from the acquired Forbo business, net revenue was flat, representing 3 percent organic growth offset by 3 percentage points of unfavorable foreign currency translation. The organic growth was comprised of a 1 percent increase in price and 2 percent growth in volume.

"The results we delivered in the final quarter of this fiscal year are impressive, even when comparing to last year's reported results which included an extra week," said Jim Owens, H.B. Fuller president and chief executive officer. "Our fourth quarter revenue came in right on target and we exceeded our internal expectations for margin expansion as some business integration benefits were realized earlier than anticipated and the raw material cost environment was generally favorable. Our performance trends are good, our integration plans are on schedule and we have strong momentum as we enter the 2013 fiscal year."

Gross profit margin from continuing operations was flat compared to the prior year as the margin dilution from the acquired Forbo business was fully offset by benefits from the business integration activities and other margin enhancement initiatives. Sequentially, gross profit margin increased 120 basis points, due to the positive impact of the business integration and the favorable raw material cost environment. Relative to the prior year, Selling, General and Administrative (SG&A) expense from continuing operations increased by 24 percent to $95.4 million, but was down 50 basis points as a percentage of net revenue to 18.6 percent.

Balance Sheet and Cash Flow:
At the end of the fourth quarter of 2012, the Company had cash totaling $200 million and total debt of $520 million. This compares to third quarter levels of $208 million and $532 million, respectively. Sequentially, net debt was essentially unchanged. Operating cash flow in the fourth quarter was $44 million reflecting solid profitability in the core business  and better inventory management. Operating cash flow for the full-year was $109 million. Capital expenditures were $21.0 million in the fourth quarter and $39.2 million for the full-year.

Fiscal Year 2012 Results:
"This has been a transformative year for H.B. Fuller", said Owens. "While working to complete the acquisition of the industrial adhesives business from the Forbo Group and the divestiture of the Central America Paints business, our teams kept the momentum going.  EBITDA margin expansion is one of our key financial metrics and in 2012 we delivered.  In 2012 we increased our EBITDA margin by 90 basis points relative to the reported level of last year – and this was achieved while integrating the Forbo business that generated about 6 percent EBITDA margin in the year before the acquisition. The results of our hard work are evident and plans are set to extend these trends in 2013."

Net income from continuing operations for the 2012 fiscal year was $68.3 million, or $1.34 per diluted share, versus $80.2 million, or $1.61 per diluted share, in the 2011 fiscal year. Adjusted total diluted earnings per share from continuing operations in the 2012 fiscal year were $2.201, up 28 percent from the prior year's adjusted result of $1.721.

Net revenue for the 2012 fiscal year was $1,886.2 million, up 30.6 percent versus the 2011 fiscal year. Year-over-year growth was approximately 33 percent  when adjusting for the extra week in the prior year.  When excluding the incremental revenue from the acquired Forbo business, net revenue grew 3 percent, representing 6 percent organic growth offset by 3 percentage points of unfavorable foreign currency translation. The organic growth was comprised of a 5 percent increase in price and 1 percent growth in volume.

Business Integration and Special Charges
The Company has implemented a comprehensive business integration program to deliver synergies related to the acquisition of the Forbo adhesives business and to improve the performance of the EIMEA operating segment. The table below provides an estimate of the expected one-time costs of executing this multi-year project.  In addition, the table lists, for each cost element, the costs incurred in the current quarter, year-to-date period, and since the project's inception in the fourth quarter of 2011:


Expected Costs


____________Costs Incurred_____________

Q4 2012           FY 2012         Total To-Date

Cost Elements

($ millions)


($ millions)


($ millions)


($ millions)

Acquisition and transformation

35


2


18


26

Workforce reduction

53


5


28


28

Facility exit

17


1


1


1

Other

10


0


2


2

Total cash costs

115


8


49


57









Total non-cash costs

6


1


3


3

Fiscal 2013 Outlook:
The Company's adjusted earnings guidance for the 2013 fiscal year is a range of $2.55 to $2.65 per diluted share. Adjusted earnings per share exclude all special charges related to the business integration project which is ongoing. 

The Company expects end-market demand to generally reflect the broad economic conditions in the regions where the Company operates. Reported revenue growth is expected to be more than 10 percent while organic revenue growth is expected to be in the low single digits, the difference reflecting the benefit of a full year of the Forbo business which was acquired at the beginning of the second quarter of 2012.  Raw material costs are expected to remain at current levels through the first half of 2013 with some modest inflation possible in the second half of the year. The company anticipates margin expansion in 2013, primarily related to the benefits of the business integration project, driving operating income and EBITDA growth of about 20 percent. The EBITDA margin goal for 2013 is 12.5 percent, up approximately 100 basis points relative to the 2012 fiscal year and on track to achieve the 15 percent margin target for 2015. Capital expenditures will be unusually large in 2013 as a significant portion of the investment for the business integration project is completed. The company's earlier projections of $195 million of aggregate capital expenditures over the three years of the business integration project, or a total of about $250 million of capital expenditures over the fiscal years 2012 through 2015, are confirmed.   

The table below shows each of the elements of the Company's 2013 guidance.  All amounts shown are presented on the basis described above.



Expected Full-Year

Earnings per Diluted Share


$2.55 to $2.65

Core Tax Rate


30%

Capex ( $ millions)


$110

EBITDA ($ millions)


$260-$265

Conference Call:
The Company will host an investor conference call to discuss fourth quarter and fiscal year 2012 results on Thursday, January 17, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. Central U.S. time (10:30 a.m. Eastern U.S. time). The conference call audio and accompanying presentation slides will be available to all interested parties via a simultaneous webcast at www.hbfuller.com under the Investor Relations section. The event is scheduled to last one hour. For those unable to listen live, an audio replay of the event along with the accompanying presentation will be archived on the Company's website.

Regulation G:
Note that the 2011 fiscal year had 53 weeks of commercial activity while the 2012 fiscal year was the normal 52 weeks in length. The fourth quarter of 2011 had 14 weeks while the fourth quarter of 2012 was the normal 13 weeks in length. Year-over-year comparisons are provided on an as reported basis or in certain cases presented to reflect the estimated result as if both periods contained the same number of weeks of commercial activity. In addition, adjusted results are reported which exclude the special charges related to the business integration project, the one-time negative impact of the fair value step-up on the inventory acquired with the Forbo business and certain other one-time tax items. Reconciliations of all adjusted results are included in the final pages of this document.

The information presented in this earnings release regarding regional operating income, regional operating margin, adjusted diluted earnings per share, adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations and earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) does not conform to generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and should not be construed as an alternative to the reported results determined in accordance with GAAP.  Management has included this non-GAAP information to assist in understanding the operating performance of the Company and its operating segments as well as the comparability of results.  The non-GAAP information provided may not be consistent with the methodologies used by other companies.  All non-GAAP information is reconciled with reported GAAP results in the tables below.

About H.B. Fuller Company:
For 125 years, H.B. Fuller has been a leading global adhesives provider focusing on perfecting adhesives, sealants and other specialty chemical products to improve products and lives. Recognized for unmatched technical support and innovation, H.B. Fuller brings knowledge and expertise to help its customers find precisely the right formulation for the right performance. With fiscal 2012 net revenue of $1.9 billion, H.B. Fuller serves customers in packaging, hygiene, general assembly, paper converting, woodworking, construction, automotive and consumer businesses. For more information, visit us at www.hbfuller.com and subscribe to our blog.

Safe Harbor for Forward-Looking Statements:
Certain statements in this document may be considered forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to the following: the Company's ability to effectively integrate and operate acquired businesses; political and economic conditions; product demand; competitive products and pricing; costs of and savings from restructuring initiatives; geographic and product mix; availability and price of raw materials; the Company's relationships with its major customers and suppliers; changes in tax laws and tariffs; devaluations and other foreign exchange rate fluctuations; the impact of litigation and environmental matters; the effect of new accounting pronouncements and accounting charges and credits; and similar matters. Further information about the various risks and uncertainties can be found in the Company's SEC 10-Q filings of October 5, 2012, July 6, 2012 and March 30, 2012, and 10-K filing for the fiscal year ended December 3, 2011. All forward-looking information represents management's best judgment as of this date based on information currently available that in the future may prove to have been inaccurate. Additionally, the variety of products sold by the Company and the regions where the Company does business make it difficult to determine with certainty the increases or decreases in net revenue resulting from changes in the volume of products sold, currency impact, changes in product mix, and selling prices. However, management's best estimates of these changes as well as changes in other factors have been included.


 

H.B. FULLER COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL INFORMATION

In thousands, except per share amounts (unaudited)












13 Weeks Ended


Percent of


14 Weeks Ended


Percent of


December 1, 2012


Net Revenue


December 3, 2011


Net Revenue

Net revenue

$

513,255


100.0%


$

401,545


100.0%

Cost of sales


(369,541)


(72.0%)



(289,284)


(72.0%)

Gross profit


143,714


28.0%



112,261


28.0%











Selling, general and administrative expenses


(95,395)


(18.6%)



(76,680)


(19.1%)

Special charges, net


(9,204)


(1.8%)



(7,499)


(1.9%)

Asset impairment charges


(846)


(0.2%)



-


0.0%

Other income (expense), net


759


0.1%



2,170


0.5%

Interest expense


(5,476)


(1.1%)



(2,895)


(0.7%)

Income from continuing operations before income taxes and income from equity method investments


33,552


6.5%



27,357


6.8%











Income taxes


(11,191)


(2.2%)



(7,753)


(1.9%)











Income from equity method investments


2,651


0.5%



2,575


0.6%

Income from continuing operations


25,012


4.9%



22,179


5.5%











Income from discontinued operations, net of tax


182


0.0%



4,418


1.1%

Net income including non-controlling interests


25,194


4.9%



26,597


6.6%











Net income attributable to non-controlling interests


(82)


(0.0%)



(188)


(0.0%)

Net income attributable to H.B. Fuller

$

25,112


4.9%


$

26,409


6.6%











Basic income per common share attributable to H.B. Fullera










   Income from continuing operations


0.50





0.45



   Income from discontinued operations


-





0.09




$

0.51




$

0.54













Diluted income per common share attributable to H.B. Fullera










   Income from continuing operations


0.49





0.45



   Income from discontinued operations


-





0.09




$

0.49




$

0.53













Weighted-average common shares outstanding:










Basic


49,640





48,937



Diluted


50,798





49,821













Dividends declared per common share

$

0.085




$

0.075













a Income per share amounts may not add due to rounding






 


Selected Balance Sheet Information (subject to change prior to filing of the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K)











December 1, 2012


December 3, 2011


November 27, 2010

Cash & cash equivalents

$

200,436


$

154,649


$

131,777

Trade accounts receivable, net


320,152



217,424



196,965

Inventories


208,531



116,443



104,004

Trade payables


163,062



104,418



93,881

Total assets


1,786,320



1,227,709



1,153,457

Total debt


520,225



232,296



250,721

 


H.B. FULLER COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL INFORMATION

In thousands, except per share amounts (unaudited)












52 Weeks Ended


Percent of


53 Weeks Ended


Percent of


December 1, 2012


Net Revenue


December 3, 2011


Net Revenue

Net revenue

$

1,886,239


100.0%


$

1,444,085


100.0%

Cost of sales


(1,368,963)


(72.6%)



(1,040,253)


(72.0%)

Gross profit


517,276


27.4%



403,832


28.0%











Selling, general and administrative expenses


(354,735)


(18.8%)



(286,871)


(19.9%)

Special charges


(52,467)


(2.8%)



(7,499)


(0.5%)

Asset impairment charges


(1,517)


(0.1%)



(332)


(0.0%)

Other income (expense), net


784


0.0%



4,101


0.3%

Interest expense


(19,793)


(1.0%)



(10,811)


(0.7%)

Income from continuing operations before income taxes and income from equity method investments


89,548


4.7%



102,420


7.1%











Income taxes


(30,479)


(1.6%)



(31,211)


(2.2%)











Income from equity method investments


9,218


0.5%



9,006


0.6%

Income from continuing operations


68,287


3.6%



80,215


5.6%











Income from discontinued operationsa


57,568


3.1%



8,832


0.6%

Net income including non-controlling interests


125,855


6.7%



89,047


6.2%











Net (income) loss attributable to non-controlling interests


(233)


(0.0%)



58


0.0%

Net income attributable to H.B. Fuller

$

125,622


6.7%


$

89,105


6.2%











Basic income per common share attributable to H.B. Fuller










   Income from continuing operations


1.37





1.64



   Income from discontinued operations


1.16





0.18




$

2.53




$

1.82













Diluted income per common share attributable to H.B. Fuller










   Income from continuing operations


1.34





1.61



   Income from discontinued operations


1.14





0.18




$

2.48




$

1.79













Weighted-average common shares outstanding:










Basic


49,571





48,991



Diluted


50,618





49,866













Dividends declared per common share

$

0.330




$

0.295













a Fiscal 2012 includes the gain on sale of discontinued operations of $51,060, net of tax of $15,119



 


H.B. FULLER COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES

REGION FINANCIAL INFORMATION

In thousands (unaudited)














13 Weeks Ended


14 Weeks Ended


December 1, 2012


December 3, 2011

Net Revenue:






North America

$

218,586


$

169,660

EIMEA


190,336



134,130

Latin America


41,910



42,958

Asia Pacific


62,423



54,797

Total H.B. Fuller  

$

513,255


$

401,545







Regional Operating Income:






North America

$

29,476


$

20,672

EIMEA


12,181



9,162

Latin America


3,792



3,151

Asia Pacific


2,870



2,596

Total H.B. Fuller  

$

48,319


$

35,581







Depreciation Expense:






North America

$

4,492


$

3,742

EIMEA


3,850



2,594

Latin America


499



465

Asia Pacific


1,228



1,094

Total H.B. Fuller  

$

10,069


$

7,895







Amortization Expense:






North America

$

3,156


$

2,021

EIMEA


1,799



313

Latin America


64



4

Asia Pacific


471



269

Total H.B. Fuller  

$

5,490


$

2,607







EBITDA:






North America

$

37,124


$

26,435

EIMEA


17,830



12,069

Latin America


4,355



3,620

Asia Pacific


4,569



3,959

Total H.B. Fuller  

$

63,878


$

46,083







Regional Operating Margin:






North America


13.5%



12.2%

EIMEA


6.4%



6.8%

Latin America


9.0%



7.3%

Asia Pacific


4.6%



4.7%

Total H.B. Fuller  


9.4%



8.9%







EBITDA Margin:






North America


17.0%



15.6%

EIMEA


9.4%



9.0%

Latin America


10.4%



8.4%

Asia Pacific


7.3%



7.2%

Total H.B. Fuller  


12.4%



11.5%







Net Revenue Growth:






North America


28.8%




EIMEA


41.9%




Latin America


(2.4%)




Asia Pacific


13.9%




Total H.B. Fuller  


27.8%




 


H.B. FULLER COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES

REGION FINANCIAL INFORMATION

In thousands (unaudited)














52 Weeks Ended


53 Weeks Ended


December 1, 2012


December 3, 2011

Net Revenue:






North America

$

830,061


$

624,494

EIMEA


672,423



473,763

Latin America


155,634



147,140

Asia Pacific


228,121



198,688

Total H.B. Fuller  

$

1,886,239


$

1,444,085







Regional Operating Income:






North America

$

107,484


$

76,500

EIMEA


34,483



24,590

Latin America


13,218



8,002

Asia Pacific


7,356



7,869

Total H.B. Fuller  

$

162,541


$

116,961







Depreciation Expense:






North America

$

16,659


$

13,467

EIMEA


12,746



9,744

Latin America


1,819



1,686

Asia Pacific


4,563



3,991

Total H.B. Fuller  

$

35,787


$

28,888







Amortization Expense:






North America

$

11,177


$

8,052

EIMEA


5,653



1,004

Latin America


198



17

Asia Pacific


1,675



1,089

Total H.B. Fuller  

$

18,703


$

10,162







EBITDA:






North America

$

135,320


$

98,019

EIMEA


52,882



35,338

Latin America


15,235



9,705

Asia Pacific


13,594



12,949

Total H.B. Fuller  

$

217,031


$

156,011







Regional Operating Margin:






North America


12.9%



12.2%

EIMEA


5.1%



5.2%

Latin America


8.5%



5.4%

Asia Pacific


3.2%



4.0%

Total H.B. Fuller  


8.6%



8.1%







EBITDA Margin:






North America


16.3%



15.7%

EIMEA


7.9%



7.5%

Latin America


9.8%



6.6%

Asia Pacific


6.0%



6.5%

Total H.B. Fuller  


11.5%



10.8%







Net Revenue Growth:






North America


32.9%




EIMEA


41.9%




Latin America


5.8%




Asia Pacific


14.8%




Total H.B. Fuller  


30.6%










* Numbers are not adjusted to remove the one-time negative impact of the fair value step-up on the inventory acquired with the Forbo business of $3.3 million

 


H.B. FULLER COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES

REGION FINANCIAL INFORMATION

NET REVENUE GROWTH

(unaudited)











13 Weeks Ended December 1, 2012












North America


EIMEA


Latin America


Asia Pacific


Total HBF

Price

1.6%


1.0%


0.5%


(0.7%)


1.0%

Volume

1.8%


2.4%


2.3%


0.6%


1.9%

  Organic Growth

3.4%


3.4%


2.8%


(0.1%)


2.9%











F/X

0.1%


(8.7%)


0.0%


0.4%


(2.8%)

Acquisition

32.4%


54.3%


1.9%


20.7%


34.8%

Extra Week (2011)

(7.1%)


(7.1%)


(7.1%)


(7.1%)


(7.1%)


28.8%


41.9%


(2.4%)


13.9%


27.8%









































52 Weeks Ended December 1, 2012












North America


EIMEA


Latin America


Asia Pacific


Total HBF

Price

6.4%


4.1%


4.3%


1.9%


4.8%

Volume

0.5%


3.3%


1.9%


(1.2%)


1.4%

  Organic Growth

6.9%


7.4%


6.2%


0.7%


6.2%











F/X

(0.1%)


(8.7%)


0.0%


0.3%


(2.9%)

Acquisition

28.0%


45.2%


1.7%


15.8%


29.3%

Extra Week (2011)

(1.9%)


(2.0%)


(2.1%)


(2.0%)


(2.0%)


32.9%


41.9%


5.8%


14.8%


30.6%

 


H.B. FULLER COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES

REGULATION G RECONCILIATION

In thousands (unaudited)














13 Weeks Ended


14 Weeks Ended


December 1, 2012


December 3, 2011

Net income including non-controlling interests

$

25,194


$

26,597







Income from discontinued operations


(182)



(4,418)

Income from equity method investments


(2,651)



(2,575)

Income taxes


11,191



7,753

Interest expense


5,476



2,895

Other income (expense), net


(759)



(2,170)

Asset impairment charges


846



-

Special charges


9,204



7,499







Regional Operating Income


48,319



35,581







Depreciation expense


10,069



7,895

Amortization expense


5,490



2,607







EBITDA

$

63,878


$

46,083


























52 Weeks Ended


53 Weeks Ended


December 1, 2012


December 3, 2011

Net income including non-controlling interests

$

125,855


$

89,047







Income from discontinued operations


(57,568)



(8,832)

Income from equity method investments


(9,218)



(9,006)

Income taxes


30,479



31,211

Interest expense


19,793



10,811

Other income (expense), net


(784)



(4,101)

Asset impairment charges


1,517



332

Special charges


52,467



7,499







Regional Operating Income


162,541



116,961







Depreciation expense


35,787



28,888

Amortization expense


18,703



10,162







EBITDA

$

217,031


$

156,011







* Numbers are not adjusted to remove the one-time negative impact of the fair value step-up on the inventory acquired with the Forbo business of $3.3 million

 


H.B. FULLER COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES

REGULATION G RECONCILIATION

In thousands (unaudited)














13 Weeks Ended


14 Weeks Ended


December 1, 2012


December 3, 2011

Net revenue

$

513,255


$

401,545

Cost of sales


(369,541)



(289,284)







Gross profit


143,714



112,261







Selling, general and administrative expenses


(95,395)



(76,680)







Regional operating income


48,319



35,581







Depreciation expense


10,069



7,895

Amortization expense


5,490



2,607







EBITDA

$

63,878


$

46,083







EBITDA margin


12.4%



11.5%
































52 Weeks Ended


53 Weeks Ended


December 1, 2012


December 3, 2011

Net revenue

$

1,886,239


$

1,444,085

Cost of sales


(1,368,963)



(1,040,253)







Gross profit


517,276



403,832







Selling, general and administrative expenses


(354,735)



(286,871)







Regional operating income


162,541



116,961







Depreciation expense


35,787



28,888

Amortization expense


18,703



10,162







EBITDA

$

217,031


$

156,011







EBITDA margin


11.5%



10.8%







* Numbers are not adjusted to remove the one-time negative impact of the fair value step-up on the inventory acquired with the Forbo business of $3.3 million

 


H.B. FULLER COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES

REGULATION G RECONCILIATION

In thousands, except per share amounts (unaudited)










Adjusted




13 Weeks Ended




13 Weeks Ended




December 1, 2012


Adjustments


December 1, 2012

Net revenue



$

513,255


$

-


$

 513,255 

Cost of sales




(369,541)



-



 (369,541)

Gross profit




143,714



-



 143,714 












Selling, general and administrative expenses



(95,395)



-



 (95,395)












Acquisition and transformation related costs


 (2,217)









Workforce reduction costs


 (4,529)









Facility exit costs


 (1,840)









Other related costs


 (618)









Special charges, net




(9,204)



(9,204)



 - 












Asset impairment charges




(846)



-



 (846)

Other income (expense), net




759



-



 759 

Interest expense




(5,476)



-



 (5,476)

Income from continuing operations before income taxes and income from equity method investments



33,552



(9,204)



 42,756 












Income taxes




(11,191)



1,701



 (12,892)












Income from equity method investments




2,651



-



 2,651 

Net income from continuing operations




25,012



(7,503)



 32,515 












Income from discontinued operations




182



-



 182 

Net income including non-controlling interests



25,194



(7,503)



 32,697 












Net income attributable to non-controlling interests



(82)



-



 (82)

Net income attributable to H.B. Fuller


$

25,112


$

(7,503)


$

 32,615 












Basic income per common share attributable to H.B. Fullera









   Income (loss) from continuing operations




0.50



(0.15)



 0.65 

   Income from discontinued operations




-



-






$

0.51


$

(0.15)


$

 0.67 












Diluted income per common share attributable to H.B. Fullera









   Income (loss) from continuing operations




0.49



(0.15)



 0.64 

   Income from discontinued operations




-



-






$

0.49


$

(0.15)


$

 0.64 












Weighted-average common shares outstanding:










Basic




49,640



49,640



 49,640 

Diluted




50,798



50,798



 50,798 












a  Income per share amounts may not add due to rounding

 


H.B. FULLER COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES

REGULATION G RECONCILIATION

In thousands, except per share amounts (unaudited)












52 Weeks Ended




Adjusted

52 Weeks Ended



December 1, 2012


Adjustments


December 1, 2012

Net revenue


$

1,886,239


$

-


$

 1,886,239 

Cost of sales



(1,368,963)



(3,314)



 (1,365,649)

Gross profit



517,276



(3,314)



 520,590 











Selling, general and administrative expenses



(354,735)



-



 (354,735)











Acquisition and transformation related costs

 (18,167)









Workforce reduction costs

 (28,087)









Facility exit costs

 (4,203)









Other related costs

 (2,010)









Special charges, net



(52,467)



(52,467)



 - 











Asset impairment charges



(1,517)



-



 (1,517)

Other income (expense), net



784



-



 784 

Interest expense



(19,793)



-



 (19,793)

Income from continuing operations before income taxes and income from equity method investments


89,548



(55,781)



 145,329 











Income taxes



(30,479)



12,534



 (43,013)











Income from equity method investments



9,218



-



 9,218 

Income from continuing operations



68,287



(43,247)



 111,534 











Income from discontinued operations



57,568



-



 57,568 

Net income including non-controlling interests



125,855



(43,247)



 169,102 











Net income attributable to non-controlling interests


(233)



-



 (233)

Net income attributable to H.B. Fuller


$

125,622


$

(43,247)


$

 168,869 











Basic income per common share attributable to H.B. Fuller4, a









   Income (loss) from continuing operations



1.37



(0.87)



 2.25 

   Income from discontinued operations



1.16



-



 1.16 



$

2.53


$

(0.87)


$

 3.41 

Diluted income per common share attributable to H.B. Fuller4, a









   Income (loss) from continuing operations



1.34



(0.85)



 2.20 

   Income from discontinued operations



1.14



-



 1.14 



$

2.48


$

(0.85)


$

 3.34 

Weighted-average common shares outstanding:









Basic



49,571



49,571



 49,571 

Diluted



50,618



50,618



 50,618 











a  Income per share amounts may not add due to rounding

 


H.B. FULLER COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES

REGULATION G RECONCILIATION

In thousands, except per share amounts (unaudited)

















Adjusted


14 Weeks Ended




14 Weeks Ended


December 3, 2011


Adjustments


December 3, 2011

Net revenue

$

401,545


$

-


$

 401,545 

Cost of sales


(289,284)



-



 (289,284)

Gross profit


112,261



-



 112,261 










Selling, general and administrative expenses


(76,680)



-



 (76,680)

Special charges, net


(7,499)



(7,499)



 - 

Other income (expense), net


2,170



-



 2,170 

Interest expense


(2,895)



-



 (2,895)

Income from continuing operations before income taxes and income from equity method investments


27,357



(7,499)



 34,856 










Income taxes


(7,753)



1,747



 (9,500)










Income from equity method investments


2,575



-



 2,575 










Net income from continuing operations


22,179



(5,752)



 27,931 










Income from discontinued operations


4,418



-



 4,418 










Net income including non-controlling interests


26,597



(5,752)



 32,349 










Net income attributable to non-controlling interests


(188)



-



 (188)










Net income attributable to H.B. Fuller

$

26,409


$

(5,752)


$

 32,161 



















Basic income per common share attributable to H.B. Fullera









   Income (loss) from continuing operations


0.45



(0.12)



 0.57 

   income from discontinued operations


0.09



-



 0.09 


$

0.54


$

(0.12)


$

 0.66 










Diluted income per common share attributable to H.B. Fullera









   Income (loss) from continuing operations


0.45



(0.12)



 0.56 

   income from discontinued operations


0.09



-



 0.09 


$

0.53


$

(0.12)


$

 0.65 










Weighted-average common shares outstanding:









Basic


48,937



48,937



 48,937 

Diluted


49,821



49,821



 49,821 










a  Income per share amounts may not add due to rounding

 


H.B. FULLER COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES

REGULATION G RECONCILIATION

In thousands, except per share amounts (unaudited)



















53 Weeks Ended




Adjusted

53 Weeks Ended


December 3, 2011


Adjustments


December 3, 2011

Net revenue

$

1,444,085


$

-


$

 1,444,085 

Cost of sales


(1,040,253)



-



 (1,040,253)

Gross profit


403,832



-



 403,832 










Selling, general and administrative expenses


(286,871)



-



 (286,871)

Special charges


(7,499)



(7,499)



 - 

Asset impairment charges


(332)



-



 (332)

Other income (expense), net


4,101



-



 4,101 

Interest expense


(10,811)



-



 (10,811)

Income from continuing operations before income taxes and income from equity method investments


102,420



(7,499)



 109,919 










Income taxes


(31,211)



1,747



 (32,958)










Income from equity method investments


9,006



-



 9,006 

Income from continuing operations


80,215



(5,752)



 85,967 










Income from discontinued operations


8,832



-



 8,832 










Net income including non-controlling interests


89,047



(5,752)



 94,799 










Net loss attributable to non-controlling interests


58



-



 58 










Net income attributable to H.B. Fuller

$

89,105


$

(5,752)


$

 94,857 



















Basic income per common share attributable to H.B. Fullera









   Income (loss) from continuing operations


$ 1.64



$ (0.12)



$ 1.75

   Income from discontinued operations


$ 0.18



$ -



$ 0.18


$

1.82


$

(0.12)


$

 1.94 










Diluted income per common share attributable to H.B. Fullera









   Income (loss) from continuing operations


$ 1.61



$ (0.12)



$ 1.72

   Income from discontinued operations


$ 0.18



$ -



$ 0.18


$

1.79


$

(0.12)


$

 1.90 










Weighted-average common shares outstanding:









Basic


48,991



48,991



 48,991 

Diluted


49,866



49,866



 49,866 










a  Income per share amounts may not add due to rounding


1  Adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) from continuing operations is a non-GAAP financial measure. First, second, third and fourth quarters of 2012 exclude special charges associated with two previously announced events: the EIMEA business transformation project and the expenses associated with the Forbo acquisition integration project, which have been combined and are now referred to as the "business integration". Special charges, net amounted to $6.5 million, $32.1 million, $4.7 million and $9.2 million on a pre-tax basis ($0.14, $0.47, $0.08 and $0.15 per diluted share) in the first, second, third and fourth quarters, respectively. During the fourth quarter of 2011, these costs amounted to $7.5 million on a pre-tax basis ($0.12 per diluted share in Q4 2011 and $0.11 per diluted for the full year 2011). During the second quarter of 2012, the Company recorded a one-time negative impact of the fair value step-up on the inventory acquired with the Forbo business on the gross profit margin line of the income statement. On a pre-tax basis, this "step-up" amounted to $3.3 million dollars ($0.05 per diluted share). Lastly, during the third quarter of 2012, various discrete items impacted the quarter's results. These tax items had a positive impact on net income of $1.7 million dollars ($0.03 per diluted share). A reconciliation to reported earnings per diluted share is provided in the tables above.

2 Regional operating income is defined as gross profit less SG&A expense.  Items that are reported on the special charges line of the income statement are excluded from the regional operating income calculation. In Q4 2011, special charges, net totaled $7.5 million. In Q1, Q2, Q3 and Q4  2012, special charges, net totaled $6.5 million, $32.1 million, $4.7 million and $9.2 million, respectively.

3   EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure defined on a consolidated basis as gross profit, less SG&A expense, plus depreciation expense, plus amortization expense. On a regional basis it is defined as operating income, plus depreciation expense, plus amortization expense. EBITDA margin is defined as EBITDA divided by net revenue.

4   Regional operating margin is a non-GAAP financial measure defined as gross profit, less SG&A expense, divided by net revenue.

 

Maximillian Marcy
Investor Relations Contact
651-236-5062

SOURCE H.B. Fuller Company

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