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Valspar's 1Q sales drop 16%

March 12, 2009

Valspar’s 1Q sales drop 16%
First-quarter sales at Valspar dropped 16.4% from the same period last year to $639.5 million. Net income for the first quarter of 2009 dropped to $14.2 million from $24 million the year before. Excluding non-cash adjustments of $0.03 per share for Huarun minority interest shares in fiscal 2008 and 2009, and a $0.06 per share charge in fiscal 2009 related to restructuring actions, first-quarter adjusted net income per share was $0.20, lower than $0.24 in the prior-year quarter. Sales for its coatings segment was $374.7 million, com

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