CARTHAGE, MO --

  • 2014 continuing operations adjusted1 EPS was a record $1.78, a 19% improvement over 2013
  • Three-year TSR2 ending 2014 ranks in the top quarter of the S&P 500 companies
  • 2014 continuing operations sales grew 9%
  • 2014 continuing operations adjusted EBIT margin improved 60 basis points to 10.2%
  • 4Q continuing operations sales grew 11% versus last year; adjusted EPS grew 8%
  • Incremental litigation accrual of $.21 per share recorded in 4Q, of which $.09 is in continuing operations
  • 2015 continuing operations EPS guidance is $1.90 2.10 on sales of $3.9 4.1 billion

Diversified manufacturer Leggett & Platt (LEG) announced record full-year adjusted EPS from continuing operations of $1.78 for 2014, a 19% improvement over 2013 adjusted EPS of $1.50. The EPS improvement is largely the result of strong sales growth.

Full-year EPS, without adjustments, declined to $0.68 in 2014, from $1.34 in 2013, but includes several unusual items (see table below). 2014 EPS includes a noncash impairment charge, litigation accruals, a loss on divestiture, and an operating loss from discontinued operations. 2013 EPS includes a noncash impairment charge, an acquisition-related gain, and income from discontinued operations.

 

 

Fourth Quarter

 

Full Year

EPS, $/share:

 

2014

2013

Change

 

2014

2013

Change

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Continuing Operations, adjusted

 

.41

.38

8%

 

1.78

1.50

19%

   Acquisition Gain

 

--

--

 

 

--

.06

 

   Noncash Impairment: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

        Commercial Vehicle Products

 

--

(.31)

 

 

--

(.31)

 

   Litigation Accrual

 

(.09)

--

 

 

(.23)

--

 

Continuing Operations

 

.32

.07

 

 

1.55

1.25

 

Discontinued Operations, adjusted

 

(.03)

(.03)

 

 

(.04)

.09

 

   Divestiture Loss

 

(.03)

--

 

 

(.03)

--

 

   Noncash Impairment:  Store Fixtures

 

--

--

 

 

(.65)

--

 

   Litigation Accrual

 

(.12)

--

 

 

(.15)

--

 

EPS, as reported

 

.14

.04

 

 

.68

1.34

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Sales, Continuing Ops, $m

 

953

859

11%

 

3,782

3,477

9%

Full year sales from continuing operations increased 9%, to $3.78 billion. Same location sales improved 6% in 2014 due to strong volume gains in Automotive and in most of the company's Residential businesses (including Bedding, Adjustable Beds, Home Furniture, Geo Components, Fabric Converting, and Carpet Underlay). Acquisitions contributed 3% to sales growth.

Fourth Quarter Results

Fourth quarter adjusted3 EPS from continuing operations was $.41, an 8% increase compared to $.38 in the prior year. This adjusted EPS increase reflects strong sales growth and reduced LIFO expense, partially offset by a higher adjusted tax rate and a large accrual ($.08 per share) for TSR-driven and other stock-based long-term incentive compensation plans, as a result of the significant increase in Leggett's stock price relative to the market during the fourth quarter.

Fourth quarter EPS, unadjusted, was $.14, including a litigation accrual, a loss on divestiture, and a discontinued operations loss. Fourth quarter 2013 EPS was $.04, including a noncash impairment and a discontinued operations loss.

Fourth quarter 2014 sales from continuing operations grew 11% versus the prior year. Same location sales improved 6% due to strong volume gains in most of the company's Residential businesses, Automotive, and Work Furniture. Acquisitions contributed 5% to sales growth.

CEO Comments

Board Chair and CEO David S. Haffner commented, "In 2014, Leggett & Platt achieved strong volume gains and improved margins, which contributed to record adjusted EPS, a record stock price, and superb TSR. Our stock price rose 38% in 2014, from approximately $31 to $43, with much of the increase occurring in the fourth quarter. Including dividends, our 2014 TSR was 43%, which ranked in the top 7% of the S&P 500 companies. As we begin 2015 we continue to experience strong demand for our products, and are optimistic about what we can achieve this year.

"Our primary goal, which is unchanged since 2007, is to generate TSR that ranks within the top third of the S&P 500 companies over rolling three-year periods. Our strategy, also unchanged, envisions a balanced, four-prong approach toward TSR in which we simultaneously seek to: i) grow revenue, ii) improve margin, iii) provide an attractive dividend yield, and iv) reduce shares outstanding.

"For 2014, continuing operations posted 9% sales growth, exceeding our 4-5% growth target. Continuing operations' adjusted EBIT margin was 10.2%, the highest since 2000; margin improved by over 60 basis points, which is double our 20-30 basis point strategic target. We increased our dividend and provided an excellent dividend yield. Finally, we repurchased over 5 million shares of our stock, and reduced shares outstanding by 1%.

"We continued during 2014 to enhance our portfolio of businesses. In July, we acquired Tempur Sealy's three U.S. innerspring component production facilities, and became their exclusive long-term supplier in the U.S. and Canada of wire-based innersprings. Later in the year, we divested the bulk of our Store Fixtures operations. Prior to the divestiture we recorded a noncash impairment charge of $108 million.

"For the three-year period ending 2014, we surpassed our goal by generating TSR in the top quarter of the S&P 500. Over those three years, Leggett stockholders doubled their money and received a compound TSR of 28% annually, assuming dividends were reinvested."

Cash Flow, Dividends and Stock Repurchases

The company generated $382 million of cash from operations during 2014.  Major uses of cash included $94 million to fund capital expenditures, $168 million for dividend payments, $70 million for acquisitions, and $128 million (net) to repurchase stock.  The company issued $300 million of debt in November, and used the proceeds to replace maturing debt and repay commercial paper.  The company ended the year with its entire $600 million commercial paper program available. Net debt to net capital was 31.5% at year end, at the conservative end of the company's 30% - 40% target range.

2014 marked the 43rd consecutive annual dividend increase for Leggett & Platt, with a compound annual growth rate of 13% over that period.  Only one other S&P 500 company can claim as high a rate of dividend growth for as many years. Leggett & Platt is proud of its dividend record, and plans to extend it.

At Wednesday's closing share price of $44.49, the indicated annual dividend of $1.24 per share generates a dividend yield of 2.8%, one of the highest dividend yields among the 54 stocks of the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats.

The company purchased 5.4 million shares of its stock during 2014, and issued 3.9 million shares. Issuances were largely related to employee stock option exercises.    

Anticipating Record 2015 EPS

For 2015, the company expects additional sales growth, EBIT margin improvement, and record operating EPS. The company projects 2015 continuing operations' sales of $3.9 4.1 billion, or 3% 8% growth, and EPS of $1.90 2.10.

Cash from operations should be approximately $350 million in 2015. Capital expenditures are expected to be roughly $120 million, and dividend payments should approximate $170 million. 

As has been the company's practice, after funding dividends, capital expenditures, and acquisitions, we expect to use remaining cash flow, if any, to repurchase stock. The company has standing authorization from the Board of Directors to buy up to 10 million shares each year; however, no specific commitment or timetable has been established to do so. The company expects to issue approximately 2-3 million shares in 2015, and to repurchase at least enough stock to offset shares issued. 

SEGMENT RESULTS Fourth Quarter 2014 (versus 4Q 2013)

Residential Furnishings Total sales increased $101 million, or 21%. Same location sales grew 12%, with strong unit volume growth in many product categories. Acquisitions contributed the remainder of the growth. EBIT (earnings before interest and income taxes) decreased $14 million, with the benefit from higher sales more than offset by a $22 million litigation accrual and a large accrual for stock-based long-term incentive compensation plans.

Commercial Fixturing & Components Total sales increased $7 million, or 15%. EBIT increased slightly, as the benefit of higher sales was largely offset by increased stock compensation accrual.

Industrial Materials Total sales grew $9 million, or 5%, largely from increased wire volume. EBIT increased $1 million due to higher sales and several smaller items, but this was partially offset by higher stock compensation accrual.

Specialized Products Total sales increased $10 million, or 5%, with strength in Automotive partially offset by declines in Commercial Vehicle Products (CVP). EBIT improved $69 million, largely due to non-recurrence of last year's $67 million CVP impairment charge. Higher sales also contributed to the EBIT gain, but were partially offset by higher stock compensation accrual.

SEGMENT RESULTS Full Year 2014 (versus 2013)

Residential Furnishings Total sales increased $256 million, or 13%. Same location sales increased 9% due to growth in most product categories, and acquisitions added 4% to sales. EBIT decreased $8 million, with the benefit from higher sales more than offset by $54 million of litigation accrual.

Commercial Fixturing & Components Total sales increased $12 million, or 7%. EBIT increased $2 million as a result of higher sales.

Industrial Materials Total sales increased $21 million, or 3%, largely from acquisitions. EBIT decreased $16 million, or 22%, due to reduced metal margin and weather-related costs and inefficiencies early in 2014.

Specialized Products Total sales increased $71 million, or 9%, largely due to strength in Automotive.  EBIT increased $91 million, due to higher sales and non-recurrence of last year's $67 million CVP noncash impairment.

Slides and Conference Call

A set of slides containing summary financial information is available from the Investor Relations section of Leggett's website at www.leggett.com.  Management will host a conference call at 8:00 a.m. Central (9:00 a.m. Eastern) on Friday, January 30. The webcast can be accessed from Leggett's website. The dial-in number is (201) 689-8341; there is no passcode. First quarter results will be released after the market closes on Thursday, April 30, with a conference call the next morning.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit Leggett's website at www.leggett.com.

COMPANY DESCRIPTION: For over 130 years Leggett & Platt has been enhancing people's lives as a diversified manufacturer that designs and produces engineered products found in most homes and automobiles. Continuing Operations are comprised of 18 business units, 19,000 employee-partners, and 130 manufacturing facilities located in 18 countries.

Leggett & Platt is the leading U.S. manufacturer of: a) components for residential furniture and bedding; b) carpet underlay; c) adjustable bed bases; d) work furniture and components; e) drawn steel wire; f) automotive seat support & lumbar systems; g) bedding industry machinery.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS: Statements in this release that are not historical in nature are "forward-looking." These statements involve uncertainties and risks, including the company's ability to improve operations and realize cost savings, price and product competition from foreign and domestic competitors, changes in demand for the company's products, cost and availability of raw materials and labor, fuel and energy costs, future growth of acquired companies, general economic conditions, possible goodwill or other asset impairment, foreign currency fluctuation, litigation risks, and other factors described in the company's Form 10-K. Any forward-looking statement reflects only the company's beliefs when the statement is made. Actual results could differ materially from expectations, and the company undertakes no duty to update these statements.

CONTACT: Investor Relations, (417) 358-8131 or invest@leggett.com
David M. DeSonier, Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Investor Relations
Susan R. McCoy, Vice President of Investor Relations

1 To aid awareness of underlying operational profitability, adjusted EPS from continuing operations excludes: for 2014, $.23 of litigation accrual; and for 2013, a $.06 acquisition-related gain, and $.31 noncash impairment charge.

2 TSR = (Change in Stock Price + Dividends) / Beginning Stock Price; assumes dividends are reinvested

3 To aid awareness of underlying operational profitability, adjusted EPS from continuing operations excludes: for 4Q 2014, a $.09 litigation accrual; and for 4Q 2013, a $.31 noncash impairment charge.

 

 

LEGGETT & PLATT

 

 

 

 

 

January 29, 2015

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS 1

 

FOURTH QUARTER

 

YEAR TO DATE

(In millions, except per share data)

 

2014

 

2013

 

Change

 

2014

 

2013

 

Change

Net sales (from continuing operations)

 

$   953.3

 

$   859.2

 

11%

 

$3,782.3

 

$3,477.2

 

9%

Cost of goods sold  

 

749.5

 

694.1

 

 

 

2,991.9

 

2,767.3

 

 

   Gross profit 

 

203.8

 

165.1

 

 

 

790.4

 

709.9

 

 

Selling & administrative expenses

 

132.0

 

91.1

 

45%

 

449.6

 

367.9

 

22%

Amortization

 

5.2

 

9.3

 

 

 

19.7

 

25.4

 

 

Other expense (income), net

 

(1.5)

 

59.5

 

 

 

(10.4)

 

42.0

 

 

   Earnings before interest and taxes 

 

68.1

 

5.2

 

 

 

331.5

 

274.6

 

 

Net interest expense

 

9.1

 

8.9

 

 

 

36.0

 

37.0

 

 

   Earnings before income taxes 

 

59.0

 

(3.7)

 

 

 

295.5

 

237.6

 

 

Income taxes 

 

12.8

 

(14.2)

 

 

 

70.3

 

51.3

 

 

   Net earnings from continuing operations

 

46.2

 

10.5

 

 

 

225.2

 

186.3

 

 

Discontinued operations, net of tax

 

(24.6)

 

(4.2)

 

 

 

(124.0)

 

13.4

 

 

   Net earnings

 

21.6

 

6.3

 

 

 

101.2

 

199.7

 

 

Less net income from non-controlling interest

 

1.0

 

0.7

 

 

 

3.2

 

2.4

 

 

   Net earnings attributable to L&P

 

$     20.6

 

$      5.6

 

 

 

$     98.0

 

$   197.3

 

 

Earnings per diluted share 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From continuing operations

 

$0.32

 

$0.07

 

 

 

$1.55

 

$1.25

 

24%

From discontinued operations

 

($0.18)

 

($0.03)

 

 

 

($0.87)

 

$0.09

 

 

Net earnings per diluted share

 

$0.14

 

$0.04

 

 

 

$0.68

 

$1.34

 

(49%)

Shares outstanding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Common stock (at end of period)

 

137.8

 

139.4

 

 

 

137.8

 

139.4

 

(1%)

   Basic (average for period)

 

141.0

 

144.0

 

 

 

141.4

 

145.2

 

 

   Diluted (average for period)

 

143.1

 

145.9

 

 

 

143.2

 

147.2

 

(3%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CASH FLOW

 

FOURTH QUARTER

 

YEAR TO DATE

(In millions)

 

2014

 

2013

 

Change

 

2014

 

2013

 

Change

Net earnings

 

$     21.6

 

$      6.3

 

 

 

$   101.2

 

$   199.7

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

30.3

 

34.3

 

 

 

117.9

 

122.6

 

 

Working capital decrease (increase)

 

112.7

 

102.0

 

 

 

53.6

 

26.4

 

 

Impairments

 

0.2

 

63.1

 

 

 

109.3

 

65.4

 

 

Other operating activity

 

1.4

 

(27.6)

 

 

 

(0.1)

 

2.8

 

 

   Net Cash from Operating Activity

 

$   166.2

 

$   178.1

 

(7%)

 

$   381.9

 

$   416.9

 

(8%)

Additions to PP&E

 

(31.1)

 

(20.6)

 

 

 

(94.1)

 

(80.6)

 

17%

Purchase of companies, net of cash

 

(0.2)

 

(1.4)

 

 

 

(70.4)

 

(27.9)

 

 

Proceeds from asset sales

 

64.5

 

2.1

 

 

 

76.5

 

18.9

 

 

Dividends paid

 

(42.6)

 

(42.3)

 

 

 

(167.5)

 

(124.9)

 

 

Repurchase of common stock, net

 

(15.4)

 

(54.4)

 

 

 

(127.9)

 

(132.5)

 

 

Additions (payments) to debt, net

 

(45.8)

 

(88.4)

 

 

 

87.0

 

(180.4)

 

 

Liquidation of unconsolidated entity

 

0.0

 

0.0

 

 

 

0.0

 

21.2

 

 

Other

 

(5.7)

 

0.7

 

 

 

(25.4)

 

2.9

 

 

   Increase (Decr.) in Cash & Equiv.

 

$     89.9

 

$    (26.2)

 

 

 

$     60.1

 

$    (86.4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FINANCIAL POSITION

 

31-Dec

 

 

 

 

 

 

(In millions)

 

2014

 

2013

 

Change

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and equivalents 

 

$   332.8

 

$   272.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Receivables 

 

523.3

 

467.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inventories 

 

481.6

 

495.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Held for sale

 

10.4

 

0.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other current assets 

 

81.5

 

45.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Total current assets 

 

1,429.6

 

1,281.7

 

12%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net fixed assets 

 

558.9

 

574.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Held for sale

 

22.4

 

19.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goodwill and other assets

 

1,129.7

 

1,232.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   TOTAL ASSETS

 

$3,140.6

 

$3,108.1

 

1%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trade accounts payable

 

$   369.8

 

$   339.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current debt maturities 

 

201.7

 

181.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Held for sale

 

5.4

 

0.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other current liabilities 

 

415.3

 

309.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Total current liabilities 

 

992.2

 

829.5

 

20%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long term debt

 

766.7

 

688.4

 

11%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deferred taxes and other liabilities 

 

226.8

 

191.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

1,154.9

 

1,399.2

 

(17%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Total Capitalization 

 

2,148.4

 

2,278.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   TOTAL LIABILITIES & EQUITY

 

$3,140.6

 

$3,108.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEGGETT & PLATT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEGMENT RESULTS 1

 

FOURTH QUARTER

 

YEAR TO DATE

(In millions)

 

2014

 

2013

 

Change

 

2014

 

2013

 

Change

External Sales

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Residential Furnishings 

 

$   573.9

 

$   474.0

 

21.1%

 

$2,183.4

 

$1,944.0

 

12.3%

Commercial Fixturing & Components 

 

50.9

 

44.7

 

13.9%

 

194.3

 

182.5

 

6.5%

Industrial Materials 

 

134.2

 

146.7

 

(8.5%)

 

605.3

 

612.8

 

(1.2%)

Specialized Products 

 

194.3

 

193.8

 

0.3%

 

799.3

 

737.9

 

8.3%

     Total

 

$   953.3

 

$   859.2

 

11.0%

 

$3,782.3

 

$3,477.2

 

8.8%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inter-Segment Sales

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Residential Furnishings 

 

$     10.0

 

$      8.8

 

 

 

$     39.8

 

$     23.0

 

 

Commercial Fixturing & Components 

 

1.4

 

0.9

 

 

 

4.6

 

4.0

 

 

Industrial Materials 

 

72.7

 

51.2

 

 

 

259.7

 

231.0

 

 

Specialized Products 

 

19.2

 

9.9

 

 

 

62.4

 

52.5

 

 

     Total

 

$   103.3

 

$     70.8

 

 

 

$   366.5

 

$   310.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Sales

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Residential Furnishings 

 

$   583.9

 

$   482.8

 

20.9%

 

$2,223.2

 

$1,967.0

 

13.0%

Commercial Fixturing & Components 

 

52.3

 

45.6

 

14.7%

 

198.9

 

186.5

 

6.6%

Industrial Materials 

 

206.9

 

197.9

 

4.5%

 

865.0

 

843.8

 

2.5%

Specialized Products 

 

213.5

 

203.7

 

4.8%

 

861.7

 

790.4

 

9.0%

     Total

 

$1,056.6

 

$   930.0

 

13.6%

 

$4,148.8

 

$3,787.7

 

9.5%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EBIT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Residential Furnishings 

 

$     25.7

 

$     39.7

 

(35%)

 

$   161.3

 

$   169.4

 

(5%)

Commercial Fixturing & Components 

 

3.4

 

3.1

 

10%

 

13.0

 

10.7

 

21%

Industrial Materials 

 

13.5

 

12.3

 

10%

 

55.8

 

71.3

 

(22%)

Specialized Products 

 

29.7

 

(39.1)

 

176%

 

117.4

 

26.2

 

348%

Intersegment eliminations and other

 

(4.9)

 

1.3

 

 

 

(15.1)

 

0.9

 

 

Change in LIFO reserve 

 

0.7

 

(12.1)

 

 

 

(0.9)

 

(3.9)

 

 

     Total

 

$     68.1

 

$      5.2

 

1210%

 

$   331.5

 

$   274.6

 

21%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EBIT Margin 2

 

 

 

 

 

Basis Pts

 

 

 

 

 

Basis Pts

Residential Furnishings 

 

4.4%

 

8.2%

 

(380)

 

7.3%

 

8.6%

 

(130)

Commercial Fixturing & Components 

 

6.5%

 

6.8%

 

(30)

 

6.5%

 

5.7%

 

80

Industrial Materials 

 

6.5%

 

6.2%

 

30

 

6.5%

 

8.4%

 

(190)

Specialized Products 

 

13.9%

 

(19.2%)

 

3310

 

13.6%

 

3.3%

 

1030

     Overall from Continuing Operations

 

7.1%

 

0.6%

 

650

 

8.8%

 

7.9%

 

90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LAST SIX QUARTERS

 

2013

 

2014

Selected Figures 

 

3Q

 

4Q

 

1Q

 

2Q

 

3Q

 

4Q

Net Sales ($ million)

 

878

 

859

 

876

 

956

 

997

 

953

Sales Growth (vs. prior year)

 

2%

 

6%

 

2%

 

9%

 

14%

 

11%

EBIT ($ million) 

 

99

 

5

 

86

 

102

 

75

 

68

Cash from Operations ($ million) 

 

116

 

178

 

(20)

 

103

 

132

 

166

EBIT Margin 

 

11.3%

 

0.6%

 

9.8%

 

10.7%

 

7.6%

 

7.1%

Adjusted EBIT Margin 3

 

10.3%

 

8.4%

 

9.8%

 

10.7%

 

10.7%

 

9.5%

EPS - continuing operations (diluted)

 

$0.45

 

$0.07

 

$0.38

 

$0.48

 

$0.37

 

$0.32

Adjusted EPS - continuing ops (diluted) 3

 

$0.39

 

$0.38

 

$0.38

 

$0.48

 

$0.51

 

$0.41

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Debt to Net Capitalization

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long term debt

 

957.5

 

688.4

 

811.0

 

926.0

 

619.2

 

766.7

Current debt maturities 

 

1.1

 

181.1

 

181.4

 

181.3

 

381.6

 

201.7

Less cash and equivalents 

 

(298.9)

 

(272.7)

 

(268.6)

 

(304.2)

 

(242.9)

 

(332.8)

     Net Debt

 

659.7

 

596.8

 

723.8

 

803.1

 

757.9

 

635.6

Total capitalization

 

2,666.3

 

2,278.6

 

2,387.5

 

2,378.6

 

2,040.3

 

2,148.4

Current debt maturities 

 

1.1

 

181.1

 

181.4

 

181.3

 

381.6

 

201.7

Less cash and equivalents 

 

(298.9)

 

(272.7)

 

(268.6)

 

(304.2)

 

(242.9)

 

(332.8)

     Net Capitalization

 

2,368.5

 

2,187.0

 

2,300.3

 

2,255.7

 

2,179.0

 

2,017.3

Long Term Debt to Total Capitalization

 

35.9%

 

30.2%

 

34.0%

 

38.9%

 

30.3%

 

35.7%

Net Debt to Net Capital 

 

27.9%

 

27.3%

 

31.5%

 

35.6%

 

34.8%

 

31.5%

   Management uses Net Debt to Net Capital to track leverage trends across time periods with variable levels of cash.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Same Location Sales (vs. prior year)

 

3Q

 

4Q

 

1Q

 

2Q

 

3Q

 

4Q

Residential Furnishings 

 

6%

 

6%

 

2%

 

9%

 

11%

 

12%

Commercial Fixturing & Components 

 

4%

 

(8%)

 

5%

 

5%

 

2%

 

15%

Industrial Materials 

 

(10%)

 

(4%)

 

(12%)

 

(4%)

 

7%

 

5%

Specialized Products 

 

1%

 

8%

 

6%

 

10%

 

13%

 

5%

     Overall from Continuing Operations

 

0%

 

4%

 

0%

 

7%

 

9%

 

6%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 Prior year results have been restated for discontinued operations.

 

 

 

 

 

2 Segment margins calculated on Total Sales.   Overall company margin calculated on External Sales.

 

 

3 Excludes $9m ($.06 / share) gain on acquisition in 3Q 2013, $67m ($.31 / share) CVP impairment in 4Q 2013, $32m ($.14 / share) litigation accrual in 3Q 2014, and $22m ($.09 / share) litigation accrual in 4Q 2014.

SOURCE Leggett & Platt

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