Flooring giant Mohawk Industries, Inc. announces 2012 earnings, with net sales up 3%




CALHOUN, GEORGIA, February 22, 2013-

Mohawk Industries, Inc. (NYSE: MHK) announced 2012 fourth quarter net earnings of $66 million and diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.95. Excluding restructuring charges, net earnings were $70 million and EPS was $1.01, a 40% increase over last year's fourth quarter adjusted EPS. Net sales for the fourth quarter of 2012 were $1.44 billion, an increase of 4% versus the prior year's fourth quarter and an increase of 5% on a constant exchange rate basis. For the fourth quarter of 2011, net sales were $1.38 billion, net earnings were $43 million and EPS was $0.62. Excluding unusual items, adjusted net earnings for the fourth quarter of 2011 were $50 million and adjusted EPS was $0.72.

For the year ended December 31, 2012, net sales were $5.79 billion, an increase of 3% versus the prior year and 4% on a constant exchange rate basis. Net earnings and EPS for the year were $250 million and $3.61, respectively. Excluding restructuring charges, net earnings were $262 million and EPS was $3.78, an increase of 29% over adjusted EPS in 2011. For the year ended December 31, 2011, net sales were $5.64 billion, net earnings were $174 million and EPS was $2.52. Excluding unusual items, adjusted 2011 net earnings and adjusted EPS were $202 million and $2.92, respectively.


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