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WESCO International Reports Q1

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — WESCO International, Inc. (NYSE: WCC), a leading provider of electrical, industrial, and communications MRO and OEM products, construction materials, and advanced supply chain management and logistics services, today announced its 2011 first quarter financial results.

The following are results for the three months ended March 31, 2011 compared to the three months ended March 31, 2010:

  • Consolidated net sales were $1,431.3 million for the first quarter of 2011, compared to $1,148.6 million for the first quarter of 2010. The 24.6% increase in sales includes a 7.0% positive impact from acquisitions and a 1.1% positive impact from foreign exchange rates, resulting in organic sales growth of 16.5%. Sequential sales increased 7.5% and includes a 5.1% positive impact from acquisitions and a 0.5% positive impact from foreign exchange. Sequential sales per workday in the first quarter was 9.1%.
  • Gross profit was $286.0 million, or 20.0% of sales, for the first quarter of 2011, compared to $227.4 million, or 19.8% of sales, for the first quarter of 2010.
  • Sales, general & administrative (SG&A) expenses were $213.8 million, or 14.9% of sales, for the current quarter, compared to $183.0 million, or 15.9% of sales, for the first quarter of 2010.
  • Operating profit was $64.7 million for the current quarter, up 69% from $38.3 million for the comparable 2010 quarter. Operating profit as a percentage of sales was 4.5% in 2011, up 120 basis points from 3.3% in 2010.
  • Total interest expense for the first quarter of 2011 was $12.6 million, compared to $13.5 million for the first quarter of 2010. Non-cash interest expense for the first quarter of 2011 and 2010 was $0.6 million and $1.3 million, respectively.
  • The effective tax rate for the current quarter was 28.4%, compared to 29.5% for the prior year quarter.
  • Net income of $37.3 million for the current quarter was up 94% from $19.2 million for the prior year quarter.
  • Diluted earnings per share for the first quarter of 2011 was $0.74 per share, based on 50.4 million diluted shares, up 68% from $0.44 per share in the first quarter of 2010, based on 43.7 million diluted shares. The three acquisitions made over the past nine-months, Potelcom in June, TVC Communications in December and RECO in March, had a favorable impact of approximately $0.09 per share on first quarter results.
  • Free cash flow for the first quarter of 2011 was $26.2 million, or 70% of net income, compared to free cash flow of $66.5 million for the first quarter of 2010. Mr. John J. Engel, WESCO's Chief Executive Officer, stated, “Our first quarter results were excellent and build upon the increasing momentum that we generated in our business in 2010. First quarter sales were up 25% over last year and backlog increased 9% versus year end 2010 levels. Execution of our growth initiatives continues, and we're encouraged with the improving profit quality of our business. Operating margins improved to 4.5% in the first quarter, up 120 basis points versus last year, and net income increased over 94%, driven by an effective combination of gross margin expansion and operating cost leverage. In addition, the three acquisitions that we made over the last nine months are exceeding plan and have strengthened our business.”

    Mr. Engel continued, “We expect that the market will remain very competitive as the global economic recovery continues. The broad based strength and diversity of our business positions us well for strong financial results as the industrial market grows and the non-residential construction and utility markets begin to improve as we move through 2011 and 2012. Our first quarter performance provides a solid base for another strong year in 2011 as we continue to execute our growth initiatives, invest in our business and further improve our market position.”

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