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The Scotts MiracleGro Company Commmon Reports Operating Results (10-K)
Posted by: gurufocus (IP Logged)
Date: November 20, 2012 09:06AM

The Scotts MiracleGro Company Commmon (SMG) filed Annual Report for the period ended 2012-09-30. Scotts Miracle Gro Co has a market cap of $2.47 billion; its shares were traded at around $41.21 with a P/E ratio of 20.4 and P/S ratio of 0.9. The dividend yield of Scotts Miracle Gro Co stocks is 3.2%. Scotts Miracle Gro Co had an annual average earning growth of 4.6% over the past 10 years.



Highlight of Business Operations:

Income from operations in fiscal 2012 was $243.6 million compared to $274.8 million in fiscal 2011, a decrease of $31.2 million, or 11.4%. Excluding impairment, restructuring and other charges and product registration and recall costs, income from operations decreased by $86.4 million, or 25.0%, in fiscal 2012, primarily driven by lower gross profit rates and additional SG&A spending.

We reported income from continuing operations of $139.9 million, or $2.11 per diluted share, in fiscal 2011 compared to income from continuing operations of $207.7 million, or $3.07 per diluted share, in fiscal 2010. In fiscal 2011, we incurred costs of $55.9 million relating to impairment, restructuring and other charges, as well as $14.6 million in costs associated with product registration and recall matters. In fiscal 2010, we incurred $18.5 million of impairment charges, as well as $8.7 million in costs associated with product registration and recall matters. Excluding these items, adjusted income from continuing operations was $187.2 million in fiscal 2011 compared to $226.0 million in fiscal 2010, a decrease of $38.8 million, primarily driven by decreased net sales, lower gross profit rates and higher interest expense, and partially offset by a decrease in SG&A spending. Diluted weighted-average common shares outstanding decreased from 67.6 million in fiscal 2010 to 66.2 million in fiscal 2011. The decrease was primarily driven by repurchases of our common shares, partially offset by the exercise of stock options and by an increase in the number of dilutive equivalent shares. Dilutive equivalent shares for fiscal 2011 and fiscal 2010 were 1.5 million and 1.3 million, respectively. The increase in equivalent shares was due to additional equity based grants and an increase in our average share price.

Global Consumer segment net sales increased 0.2% from $2.53 billion in fiscal 2011 to $2.54 billion in fiscal 2012. The increase in fiscal 2012 net sales was favorably impacted by volume and pricing of 0.4% and 0.6%, respectively, offset by unfavorable foreign exchange rates of 0.8%. Net sales in the U.S. increased by 1.3%, driven by an increase in pricing, higher sales of our controls and mulch products, and the national launch of our new Scotts Snap® spreader system, partially offset by declines in

Cash provided by operating activities decreased by $173.8 million to $122.1 million in fiscal 2011 from $295.9 million in fiscal 2010. Excluding the impact of discontinued operations, cash provided by operating activities decreased by $118.1 million to $191.3 million in fiscal 2011 compared to $309.4 million in fiscal 2010. Excluding discontinued operations and non-cash operating expenses, income from continuing operations decreased by approximately $60.6 million primarily due to lower net sales and lower gross profit rates. In addition, operating cash flows were used to support higher working capital for continuing operations, which increased by approximately $57.2 million in fiscal 2011. This decrease was driven by higher inventories as a result of lower than anticipated sales and a decline in other current liabilities primarily due to lower variable compensation accruals.

On November 15, 2012, we entered into a new Master Accounts Receivable Purchase Agreement (the “2012 MARP Agreement”), with an initial stated termination date of October 30, 2013, or such later date as may be mutually agreed by the Company and the banks party thereto. The 2012 MARP Agreement, which is uncommitted, provides for the discretionary sale by the Company, and the discretionary purchase by the banks, on a revolving basis, of accounts receivable generated by sales to three specified debtors in an aggregate amount not to exceed $400 million, with debtor sublimits ranging from $100 million to $200 million. Under the terms of the 2012 MARP Agreement, the banks have the opportunity, but not the obligation, to purchase those accounts receivable offered by us at a discount (from the agreed base value thereof) effectively equal to the greater of 7-day or 3-month LIBOR plus 0.75%. The 2012 MARP Agreement replaced our previous Master Accounts Receivable Purchase Agreement, which provided for the discounted sale, on an uncommitted revolving basis, of accounts receivable generated by two specified debtors in an aggregate amount not to exceed $325 million and an interest rate effectively equal to the greater of 7-day or 3-month LIBOR plus 1.05%. The previous Master Accounts Receivable Purchase Agreement expired on September 21, 2012. We account for the sale of receivables under the Master Accounts Receivable Purchase Agreements as short-term debt and continue to carry the receivables on our Consolidated Balance Sheet, primarily as a result of our right to repurchase receivables sold. There were no short-term borrowings under the Master Accounts Receivable Purchase Agreements as of September 30, 2012 and 2011.

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