Avery Dennison Announces First Quarter 2018 Results

 

GLENDALE, Calif.--()--Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE:AVY) today announced preliminary, unaudited results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2018. All non-GAAP financial measures referenced in this document are reconciled to GAAP in the attached tables. Unless otherwise indicated, comparisons are to the same period in the prior year.

“We are off to a good start to the year, with adjusted EPS up 30 percent driven by a combination of solid operating results, currency translation tailwinds, and a lower tax rate,” said Mitch Butier, President and CEO. “Label and Graphic Materials delivered solid organic growth and sustained its strong operating margin; Retail Branding and Information Solutions expanded its margin significantly, with solid organic growth driven by strength in RFID; and Industrial and Healthcare Materials results were in line with expectations, with revenue up nearly 50 percent, largely due to acquisitions, while operating margin declined.

“We have initiated a large, multi-year restructuring plan associated with the consolidation of LGM’s European footprint, designed to further enhance our competitive position in the region,” said Butier. “Excluding the incremental charges from this action, our current year outlook has improved, reflecting a continuation of strong operating performance and an increased benefit from currency translation.”

For more details on the company’s results, see the summary table accompanying this news release, as well as the supplemental presentation materials, “First Quarter 2018 Financial Review and Analysis,” posted on the company’s website at www.investors.averydennison.com, and ... click to see the full release

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