• PPG Industries 4Q net up 5.4% on industrial coating growth

    February 15, 2012
    PPG Industries reported net sales for the fourth quarter 2011 of $3.5 billion, an increase of four percent versus the prior year’s fourth quarter. Net income for the quarter increased to $216 million, or $1.39 per diluted share. Fourth quarter…

  • RPM reports fiscal 2012 second-quarter results

    January 10, 2012
    RPM International Inc. reported improved net sales for its fiscal 2012 second quarter ended November 30, 2011. Net income increased slightly and earnings per diluted share were flat, due to higher raw material and acquisition-related expenses. Secon…

  • H.B. Fuller reports third quarter results

    October 6, 2011
    H.B. Fuller Company reported financial results for the third quarter that ended August 27, 2011. Net income for the third quarter of 2011 was $23.2 million versus $19.0 million in last year’s third quarter. Net revenue for the third quarter of…

  • Valspar’s third quarter revenue surged while bottom line slumped

    October 6, 2011
    The Valspar Corporation recently reported its results for the third-quarter ended July 29, 2011. Third-quarter sales totaled $1.07 billion, a 22.5 percent increase from the third quarter of 2010. However, net income for the quarter was $67.4 million,…

  • RPM reports double-digit sales and net income increases in fiscal 2012 first quarter

    October 5, 2011
    RPM International Inc. reported double-digit increases in sales and net income for its fiscal 2012 first quarter ended August 31, 2011.  Fiscal 2012 first-quarter net sales of $985.9 million were 10.2 perccent ahead of the $894.8 million report…

  • PPG reports profit gain on sales of $4 billion for 2Q

    August 15, 2011
    PPG Industries reported sales for the second quarter 2011 of $4 billion, an increase of 15 percent versus the prior year’s second quarter. Each major region and reporting segment achieved volume and price gains. Income for the quarter increased…

  • AkzoNobel reports dip in Q2 profits as costs rise

    August 15, 2011
    AkzoNobel reported that rising commodity costs, weak consumer demand, maintenance stops at its chemicals factories, and a strong euro combined to reduce second quarter earnings by 1.8 percent from a year ago. Net profit was €268 million ($381 mi…

  • Sherwin-Williams 2Q net falls 1.4 percent

    August 15, 2011
    Sherwin-Williams’ second-quarter earnings fell 1.4 percent as price increases and sales growth couldn’t fully mitigate rising raw material costs. The company reported a profit of $179.1 million, down from $181.7 million, a year earlier. S…

  • RPM reports double-digit gains across the board in fiscal 4Q

    August 15, 2011
    RPM International reported double-digit gains in sales and net income for its fiscal 2011 fourth quarter ended May 31, 2011. Sales of $981.8 million were up 1.1 percent from the $971.5 million reported in the fiscal 2010 fourth quarter. Consolidated…

  • DuPont Q2 profit down

    August 15, 2011
    DuPont Performance Coatings’ income of $73 million in the second-quarter represented a slight decrease over the same prior year period as higher sales were offset by higher raw material, energy and freight costs. Sales of $1.1 billion in the pe…

  • Dow reports 2Q results

    August 15, 2011
    Dow Chemical’s coatings and infrastructure business unit sales were $1.6 billion in the second-quarter of 2011. Excluding the impact of divestitures, sales were up 14 percent, completely driven by price gains, the company said. Double-digit sal…

  • RPM increases minority interest in Indian composites company

    June 16, 2011
    RPM International Inc. has agreed to increase its minority ownership interest in Kemrock Industries and Exports Ltd., a fully integrated fiberglass reinforced plastic composites manufacturer with more than $200 million in annual sales located in Va…

  • Valspar reports $992.7 M sales in second quarter

    June 16, 2011
    The Valspar Corporation reported its results for the second-quarter ended April 29, 2011. Second-quarter sales totaled $992.7 million, a 23.5 percent increase from the second quarter of 2010. Second-quarter adjusted net income per share increased t…

  • BASF’s sales in all segments drive dynamic growth in first quarter

    June 16, 2011
    BASF has had a powerful start to 2011. Capacity utilization rates in the company’s plants were good; in particular, demand in the chemicals business (Chemicals, Plastics, Performance Products, Functional Solutions) increased compared with the…

  • DuPont reports strong first quarter 2011

    May 9, 2011
    First quarter 2011 consolidated net sales of $10 billion were 18 percent higher than the prior year, reflecting nine percent higher volume, eight percent higher local prices and a one percent net increase from portfolio changes. First quarter 2011 n…