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Mohawk Industries Reports Q4 Results

February 7, 2019 at 4:15 PM EST

CALHOUN, Ga., Feb. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Mohawk Industries, Inc. (NYSE: MHK) today announced 2018 fourth quarter net earnings of $229 million and diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $3.05. Adjusted net earnings were $188 million and EPS was $2.53, excluding restructuring, acquisition and other charges, a 26% decrease from last year. Net sales for the fourth quarter of 2018 were $2.45 billion, up 3% in the quarter and 5% on a constant currency basis. For the fourth quarter of 2017, net sales were $2.37 billion, net earnings were $240 million and EPS was $3.21; adjusted net earnings were $256 million, and EPS was $3.42, excluding restructuring, acquisition and other charges.

For the twelve months ending December 31, 2018, net earnings and EPS were $862 million and $11.47, respectively. Net earnings excluding restructuring, acquisition and other charges were $922 million and adjusted EPS was $12.33, a 9% decrease from the 2017 twelve-month period adjusted EPS. For the 2018 twelve-month period, net sales were $10.0 billion, an increase of 5% versus prior year as reported or 4% on a constant currency basis. For the twelve-month period ending December 31, 2017, net sales were $9.5 billion, net earnings were $972 million and EPS was $12.98; excluding restructuring, acquisition and other charges, net earnings and EPS were $1.0 billion and $13.61.

Commenting on Mohawk Industries' fourth quarter performance, Jeffrey S. Lorberbaum, Chairman and CEO, stated, "The period was affected by significant inflation, slowing markets and LVT impacting sales of other products. Even as we executed price increases in many products, our businesses experienced greater pressures on pricing and mix. In the quarter, inflation continued to be a headwind across most of our categories, as higher cost materials flowed through our results. During the period, we decreased our manufacturing production to adapt to market demand. Our start-up costs for the quarter were higher than we projected, with LVT production improving slower than anticipated. Our new countertop and sheet vinyl plants initiated manufacturing, along with our Polish ceramic tile expansion. 

"After five consecutive years of record earnings, 2018 proved more difficult than we anticipated with inflation increasing dramatically, luxury vinyl tile impacting other U.S. flooring products and most of our markets slowing. In this environment, we selectively invested approximately $1.5 billion to enhance our long-term performance, primarily in new product categories and geographies with green field projects and acquisitions, cost saving initiatives and buying back shares. We are managing through current conditions while enhancing the longer-term value of our business. To accomplish this, in 2018, we acquired leading flooring companies in Australia, New Zealand and Brazil and in Europe acquired two flooring distributors and a specialized mezzanine company. We entered the European porcelain slabs and carpet tile markets, expanded our higher end ceramic in Eastern Europe and initiated sheet vinyl production in Russia and quartz countertop manufacturing in the U.S. Much of the benefit from these capital investments will be realized in 2020 and beyond as we achieve higher volume, mix and productivity. In the period, we purchased approximately $274 million of Mohawk stock, reducing our share count by 2.3 million or the equivalent of 3% of outstanding shares.

"For the quarter, our Global Ceramic Segment sales increased 4.5% as reported and 7% on a constant currency basis. The segment's operating margin was approximately 9% as reported or 10% excluding other charges, declining year over year due to inflation, price and mix pressures and lower production partially offset by increasing productivity. In North America, our ceramic business increased sequentially but remained challenged due to import pressures and transportation expenses. To improve our margins, we have increased prices on our products to recover inflation and higher freight costs. Our new quartz countertop plant is manufacturing basic products as we ramp up production and optimize our processes and formulations. Across North America, we are taking many actions to lower our costs, including consolidating regional service centers and reducing headcount.

"In Mexico, our new production lines in Salamanca are operating well, and we are focused on improving our mix and margins. We have announced price increases in Mexico to cover inflation and shipping costs. In November, we finalized the purchase of Eliane in Brazil. Eliane is an industry leader, with the best brand and a premium position in one of the world's largest ceramic markets. We have ordered the first phase of new equipment to enhance Eliane's operations and margins following the strategy we used to dramatically improve Marazzi's profitability. In Europe, conditions softened as we went through the period, with the Italian economy deteriorating the most due to the political uncertainty. Given these conditions, we experienced greater pressure on margins as competition increased. We reduced production rates in the fourth quarter and are continuing to do so in the first period. With the expansion of our European ceramic footprint, we are increasing the specialization of our plants in Italy, Spain, Poland and Bulgaria to improve our competitive advantages. In Russia, our sales and profitability increased substantially, although the weaker ruble significantly reduced our translated results. To enable us to grow in Russia, we have installed two new production lines in 2018, and we will commence production of premium sanitary ware in 2019.

"During the quarter, our Flooring North America Segment's sales decreased 3%. The segment's operating margin was 8% as reported and 9% on an adjusted basis, impacted by inflation, lower than expected volume, productivity and higher start-up costs. In November, we announced Paul de Cock's appointment as President of the Flooring North America Segment to enhance our results. He has changed the management structure to improve our marketing, operations and innovation of each flooring product. Our sales slowed as we went through the period due to softer home sales and inventory reductions by customers in some channels. During the period, we initiated further price increases to recover higher material and freight costs. Carpet was impacted by hard surface alternatives and the high cost of materials. In our premium SmartStrand collections, we introduced our new ColorMax technology and expanded our patented Air.O unified soft flooring offering. We have reinvigorated the premium laminate category through the new investments we made to produce visuals that exceed real wood with previously unachievable durability and water resistance. LVT sales grew substantially during the period as we implemented our sourcing and manufacturing strategy. We are offering a premium Pergo LVT collection which, before introduction, has greater consumer brand recognition than any other LVT product in the market. Although we anticipated even more improvement, the output of our new LVT production has increased about 20% over the prior period. Long term, we are confident that our investment in this technology will provide us with competitive advantages when it is operating at expected levels.

"For the quarter, our Flooring Rest of the World Segment's sales increased 12% as reported and 16% on a constant currency basis. The segment's operating margin was 12% as reported and 13% on an adjusted basis, due to volume growth and productivity offset by the impact of price and mix, start-up costs and FX. As we progressed through the period, we experienced softening market conditions in both Europe and Australia. LVT sales continued their strong growth, and we significantly outperformed the laminate market with our premium collections. We have initiated laminate price increases to recover rising costs and currency changes. Our investments to expand laminate production in Europe and Russia have increased our market share by delivering differentiated visuals and water proof features. Our LVT sales continue to grow dramatically as our production rates increase. Some of our LVT introductions were postponed until later this period as we overcame technical problems that increased our costs during the fourth quarter. We have seen about 15% production improvements in LVT over the last quarter as our processes have been refined and we anticipate continued improvement in the year ahead. In Europe, we are gaining share in sheet vinyl and our new sheet vinyl plant in Russia has commenced production. Our Russian sheet vinyl facility is operating as planned and is producing goods to satisfy commitments to major customers. Our European carpet tile plant continues to progress as we broaden our product offering and customer base.

"We have integrated Godfrey Hirst into the Mohawk structure. Presently, the Australian housing market is slowing, and we are adapting to the changing conditions. We are investing in new assets to expand Godfrey Hirst's commercial carpet and leveraging Mohawk's resources to enhance product and material strategies. "The volume and profitability of our insulation business is improving significantly. Our polyurethane insulation is taking share from other products as it did prior to prices rising from material constraints. Our board sales and margins for the year were the highest in a decade. The investments we have made in our board business have improved our offering and productivity. We are expanding the mezzanine flooring business we acquired last year as we leverage our existing manufacturing and sales organization.

"As we enter 2019, many macroeconomic conditions around the world could impact our results. Economies have been slowing in most of our markets, oil volatility is making our costs unpredictable and housing markets in many regions are under pressure. Though our outlook is cautious because of these issues, we expect our results to improve through the year. In the first quarter, we are reducing production rates due to the softer environment we see in most of our markets. Higher priced materials will flow through before we realize the benefits from recent changes. The U.S. dollar strengthened relative to last year and will have a significant negative impact on the period. We continue to introduce innovative new collections, implement price increases and improve manufacturing processes. Taking all of this into account, our EPS guidance for the first quarter of 2019 is $2.02 to $2.12, excluding any one-time charges.

"Our major product and geographic expansions are at varying stages of ramping up. As we progress through this year, these investments will increase our sales and margins, price increases will benefit our results, start-up costs will decline, and production levels will increase. We will begin to realize the potential of these projects in 2020 as volume and efficiencies increase. Today, the business is stronger with substantial resources, a broader product portfolio and a more diverse geographic footprint. We have a strong balance sheet, extensive liquidity and historically low debt leverage. In the short-term, we are taking the appropriate steps to manage through market uncertainties, and we are confident our investments and acquisitions will significantly enhance our long-term business."

ABOUT MOHAWK INDUSTRIES
Mohawk Industries is the leading global flooring manufacturer that creates products to enhance residential and commercial spaces around the world. Mohawk's vertically integrated manufacturing and distribution processes provide competitive advantages in the production of carpet, rugs, ceramic tile, laminate, wood, stone and vinyl flooring. Our industry leading innovation has yielded products and technologies that differentiate our brands in the marketplace and satisfy all remodeling and new construction requirements. Our brands are among the most recognized in the industry and include American Olean, Daltile, Durkan, Eliane, Feltex, Godfrey Hirst, IVC, Karastan, Marazzi, Mohawk, Mohawk Group, Pergo, Quick-Step and Unilin. During the past decade, Mohawk has transformed its business from an American carpet manufacturer into the world's largest flooring company with operations in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Europe, India, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia and the United States.

Certain of the statements in the immediately preceding paragraphs, particularly anticipating future performance, business prospects, growth and operating strategies and similar matters and those that include the words "could," "should," "believes," "anticipates," "expects," and "estimates," or similar expressions constitute "forward-looking statements." For those statements, Mohawk claims the protection of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  There can be no assurance that the forward-looking statements will be accurate because they are based on many assumptions, which involve risks and uncertainties. The following important factors could cause future results to differ: changes in economic or industry conditions; competition; inflation and deflation in raw material prices and other input costs; inflation and deflation in consumer markets; energy costs and supply; timing and level of capital expenditures; timing and implementation of price increases for the Company's products; impairment charges; integration of acquisitions; international operations; introduction of new products; rationalization of operations; taxes and tax reform, product and other claims; litigation; and other risks identified in Mohawk's SEC reports and public announcements.

Conference call Friday, February 8, 2019, at 11:00 AM Eastern Time
The telephone number is 1-800-603-9255 for US/Canada and 1-706-634-2294 for International/Local. Conference ID # 8594256. A replay will be available until March 8, 2019, by dialing 1-855-859-2056 for US/local calls and 1-404-537-3406 for International/Local calls and entering Conference ID # 8594256.

 

MOHAWK INDUSTRIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES









(Unaudited)









Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations Data


Three Months Ended


Twelve Months Ended

(Amounts in thousands, except per share data)


December 31, 2018


December 31, 2017


December 31, 2018


December 31, 2017










Net sales


$                           2,448,618


2,369,097


9,983,634


9,491,290

Cost of sales


1,802,228


1,615,473


7,145,564


6,494,876

    Gross profit


646,390


753,624


2,838,070


2,996,414

Selling, general and administrative expenses


433,014


410,158


1,742,744


1,642,241

Operating income


213,376


343,466


1,095,326


1,354,173

Interest expense


14,411


7,257


38,827


31,111

Other expense, net


504


3,750


7,298


5,205

    Earnings before income taxes


198,461


332,459


1,049,201


1,317,857

Income tax expense


(31,582)


91,593


184,346


343,165

        Net earnings including noncontrolling interest


230,043


240,866


864,855


974,692

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest


704


488


3,151


3,054

Net earnings attributable to Mohawk Industries, Inc.


$                               229,339


240,378


861,704


971,638










Basic earnings per share attributable to Mohawk Industries, Inc.









Basic earnings per share attributable to Mohawk Industries, Inc.


$                                        3.07


3.23


11.53


13.07

Weighted-average common shares outstanding - basic


73,856


74,414


74,413


74,357










Diluted earnings per share attributable to Mohawk Industries, Inc.









Diluted earnings per share attributable to Mohawk Industries, Inc.


$                                        3.05


3.21


11.47


12.98

Weighted-average common shares outstanding - diluted


74,183


74,915


74,773


74,839




























Other Financial Information









(Amounts in thousands)









Depreciation and amortization


$                               139,092


118,372


521,765


446,672

Capital expenditures


$                               151,161


251,368


794,110


905,998










Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet Data









(Amounts in thousands)















December 31, 2018


December 31, 2017

ASSETS









Current assets:









    Cash and cash equivalents






$                               119,050


84,884

    Receivables, net






1,606,159


1,558,159

    Inventories






2,287,615


1,948,663

    Prepaid expenses and other current assets






496,472


481,261

        Total current assets






4,509,296


4,072,967

Property, plant and equipment, net






4,699,902


4,270,790

Goodwill






2,520,966


2,471,459

Intangible assets, net






961,810


891,767

Deferred income taxes and other non-current assets






407,149


387,870

    Total assets






$                        13,099,123


12,094,853

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY









Current liabilities:









Current portion of long-term debt and commercial paper






$                           1,742,373


1,203,683

Accounts payable and accrued expenses






1,523,866


1,451,672

        Total current liabilities






3,266,239


2,655,355

Long-term debt, less current portion






1,515,601


1,559,895

Deferred income taxes and other long-term liabilities






877,224


783,131

        Total liabilities






5,659,064


4,998,381

Redeemable noncontrolling interest






-


29,463

Total stockholders' equity






7,440,059


7,067,009

    Total liabilities and stockholders' equity






$                        13,099,123


12,094,853










Segment Information


Three Months Ended


As of or for the Twelve Months Ended

(Amounts in thousands)


December 31, 2018


December 31, 2017


December 31, 2018


December 31, 2017










Net sales:









    Global Ceramic


$                               861,238


824,062


3,552,856


3,405,100

    Flooring NA


973,680


999,290


4,029,148


4,010,858

    Flooring ROW


613,700


545,865


2,401,630


2,075,452

    Intersegment sales


-


(120)


-


(120)

        Consolidated net sales


$                           2,448,618


2,369,097


9,983,634


9,491,290










Operating income (loss):









    Global Ceramic


$                                  76,005


113,440


442,898


525,401

    Flooring NA


79,158


157,219


347,937


540,337

    Flooring ROW


72,467


83,865


345,801


329,054

    Corporate and intersegment eliminations


(14,254)


(11,058)


(41,310)


(40,619)

        Consolidated operating income


$                               213,376


343,466


1,095,326


1,354,173










Assets:









    Global Ceramic






$                           5,194,030


4,838,310

    Flooring NA






3,938,639


3,702,137

    Flooring ROW






3,666,617


3,245,424

    Corporate and intersegment eliminations






299,837


308,982

        Consolidated assets






$                        13,099,123


12,094,853

 

 

Reconciliation of Net Earnings Attributable to Mohawk Industries, Inc. to Adjusted Net Earnings Attributable to Mohawk Industries, Inc. and Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share Attributable to Mohawk Industries, Inc.                                                 

(Amounts in thousands, except per share data)

















Three Months Ended


Twelve Months Ended







December 31, 2018


December 31, 2017


December 31, 2018


December 31, 2017

Net earnings attributable to Mohawk Industries, Inc.




$                         229,339


240,378


861,704


971,638

Adjusting items:













Restructuring, acquisition and integration-related and other costs




20,412


15,435


78,449


49,144

Acquisitions purchase accounting , including inventory step-up




6,721


-


15,359


13,314

Acquisition interest expense






4,322


-


4,322


-

Release of indemnification asset





2,857


4,459


4,606


4,459

Income taxes - reversal of uncertain tax position




(2,857)


(4,459)


(4,606)


(4,459)

Income tax reform, net






-


810


-


810

Income taxes  (1)






(73,282)


(624)


(37,817)


(16,260)

Adjusted net earnings attributable to Mohawk Industries, Inc.




$                         187,512


255,999


922,017


1,018,646














Adjusted diluted earnings per share attributable to Mohawk Industries, Inc. 




$                                2.53


3.42


12.33


13.61

Weighted-average common shares outstanding - diluted





74,183


74,915


74,773


74,839














      (1) Includes a benefit of $13,590 for full year 2018 to finalize the provisional 2017 Transition Tax.



























Reconciliation of Total Debt to Net Debt












(Amounts in thousands)

















December 31, 2018









Current portion of long-term debt and commercial paper


$                             1,742,373









Long-term debt, less current portion



1,515,601









Less: Cash and cash equivalents



119,050









Net Debt




$                             3,138,924






















Reconciliation of Operating Income to Adjusted EBITDA











(Amounts in thousands)












Trailing Twelve





Three Months Ended


Months Ended





March 31, 2018


June 30, 2018


September 29, 2018


December 31, 2018


December 31, 2018

Operating income




268,399


326,307


287,244


213,376


1,095,326

Other (expense) income




(3,998)


(2,090)


(706)


(504)


(7,298)

Net (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interest


(475)


(959)


(1,013)


(704)


(3,151)

Depreciation and amortization



122,654


127,048


132,972


139,092


521,765

EBITDA




386,580


450,306


418,497


351,260


1,606,642

Restructuring, acquisition and integration-related and other costs


22,104


16,042


19,890


20,412


78,449

Acquisitions purchase accounting, including inventory step-up


1,354


194


7,090


6,721


15,359

Release of indemnification asset



1,749


-


-


2,857


4,606

  Adjusted EBITDA 




411,787


466,542


445,477


381,250


1,705,056














Net Debt to Adjusted EBITDA












1.8





















































Reconciliation of Net Sales to Net Sales on a Constant Exchange Rate Excluding Acquisition Volume











(Amounts in thousands)

















Three Months Ended


Twelve Months Ended







December 31, 2018


December 31, 2017


December 31, 2018


December 31, 2017



Net sales




$                             2,448,618


2,369,097


9,983,634


9,491,290



Adjustment to net sales on a constant exchange rate


38,485


-


(85,273)


-



Net sales on a constant exchange rate



2,487,103


2,369,097


9,898,361


9,491,290



Less: impact of acquisition volume



(106,906)


-


(228,585)


-



Net sales on a constant exchange rate excluding acquisition volume


$                             2,380,197


2,369,097


9,669,776


9,491,290










































Reconciliation of Segment Net Sales to Segment Net Sales on a Constant Exchange Rate Excluding Acquisition Volume










(Amounts in thousands)

















Three Months Ended





Global Ceramic




December 31, 2018


December 31, 2017







Net sales




$                                  861,238


824,062







Adjustment to segment net sales on a constant exchange rate


17,359


-







Segment net sales on a constant exchange rate 


878,597


824,062







Less: impact of acquisition volume



(35,064)


-







Segment net sales on a constant exchange rate excluding acquisition volume


$                                  843,533


824,062

































Reconciliation of Segment Net Sales to Segment Net Sales on a Constant Exchange Rate Excluding Acquisition Volume










(Amounts in thousands)

















Three Months Ended





Flooring ROW




December 31, 2018


December 31, 2017







Net sales




$                                  613,700


545,865







Adjustment to segment net sales on a constant exchange rate


21,126


-







Segment net sales on a constant exchange rate 


634,826


545,865







Less: impact of acquisition volume



(71,842)


-







Segment net sales on a constant exchange rate excluding acquisition volume


$                                  562,984


545,865














































Reconciliation of Gross Profit to Adjusted Gross Profit











(Amounts in thousands)

















Three Months Ended











December 31, 2018


December 31, 2017







Gross Profit




$                                  646,390


753,624







Adjustments to gross profit:













Restructuring, acquisition and integration-related and other costs


10,345


11,339







Acquisitions purchase accounting, including inventory step-up


6,721


-







  Adjusted gross profit




$                                  663,456


764,963














































Reconciliation of Selling, General and Administrative Expenses to Adjusted Selling, General and Administrative Expenses









(Amounts in thousands)

















Three Months Ended











December 31, 2018


December 31, 2017







Selling, general and administrative expenses



$                                  433,014


410,158







Adjustments to selling, general and administrative expenses:











Restructuring, acquisition and integration-related and other costs


(10,268)


(3,892)







  Adjusted selling, general and administrative expenses


$                                  422,746


406,266

































Reconciliation of Operating Income to Adjusted Operating Income











(Amounts in thousands)

















Three Months Ended











December 31, 2018


December 31, 2017







Operating income




$                                  213,376


343,466







Adjustments to operating income:












Restructuring, acquisition and integration-related and other costs


20,613


15,231







Acquisitions purchase accounting, including inventory step-up


6,721


-







Adjusted operating income




$                                  240,710


358,697

































Reconciliation of Segment Operating Income to Adjusted Segment Operating Income











(Amounts in thousands)

















Three Months Ended







Global Ceramic




December 31, 2018


December 31, 2017







Operating income




$                                     76,005


113,440







Adjustments to segment operating income:












Restructuring, acquisition and integration-related and other costs


4,162


1,834







Acquisitions purchase accounting, including inventory step-up


6,721


-







Adjusted segment operating income



$                                     86,888


115,274

































Reconciliation of Segment Operating Income to Adjusted Segment Operating Income 











(Amounts in thousands)

















Three Months Ended







Flooring NA 




December 31, 2018


December 31, 2017







Operating income




$                                     79,158


157,219







Adjustments to segment operating income:












Restructuring, acquisition and integration-related and other costs


7,159


9,776







  Adjusted segment operating income



$                                     86,317


166,995

































Reconciliation of Segment Operating Income to Adjusted Segment Operating Income











(Amounts in thousands)

















Three Months Ended







Flooring ROW 




December 31, 2018


December 31, 2017







Operating income




$                                     72,467


83,865







Adjustments to segment operating income:












Restructuring, acquisition and integration-related and other costs


5,949


2,266







Adjusted segment operating income



$                                     78,416


86,131

































Reconciliation of Segment Operating Loss to Adjusted Segment Operating Loss











(Amounts in thousands)

















Three Months Ended







Corporate and intersegment eliminations



December 31, 2018


December 31, 2017







Operating loss




$                                   (14,254)


(11,058)







Adjustments to segment operating loss:












Restructuring, acquisition and integration-related and other costs


3,343


1,355







Adjusted segment operating loss



$                                   (10,911)


(9,703)

































Reconciliation of Earnings including Noncontrolling Interests Before Income Taxes to Adjusted Earnings Including Noncontrolling Interests Before Income Taxes







(Amounts in thousands)

















Three Months Ended











December 31, 2018


December 31, 2017







Earnings before income taxes




$                                  198,461


332,459







Noncontrolling interests




(704)


(488)







Adjustments to earnings including noncontrolling interests before income taxes:











Restructuring, acquisition and integration-related & other costs


20,412


15,435







Acquisitions purchase accounting, including inventory step-up


6,721


-







Acquisition interest expense




4,322


-







Release of indemnification asset



2,857


4,459







 Adjusted earnings including noncontrolling interests before income taxes


$                                  232,069


351,865

































Reconciliation of Income Tax Expense to Adjusted Income Tax Expense 











(Amounts in thousands)

















Three Months Ended











December 31, 2018


December 31, 2017







Income tax expense 




$                                   (31,582)


91,593







Income taxes - reversal of uncertain tax position


2,857


4,459







Income tax reform




-


(810)







Income tax effect of adjusting items




73,282


624







  Adjusted income tax expense



$                                     44,557


95,866




















Adjusted income tax rate




19.2%


27.2%








































































The Company supplements its condensed consolidated financial statements, which are prepared and presented in accordance with US GAAP, with certain non-GAAP financial measures. As required by the Securities and Exchange Commission rules, the tables above present a reconciliation of the Company's non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable US GAAP measure. Each of the non-GAAP measures set forth above should be considered in addition to the comparable US GAAP measure, and may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies. The Company believes these non-GAAP measures, when reconciled to the corresponding US GAAP measure, help its investors as follows: Non-GAAP revenue measures that assist in identifying growth trends and in comparisons of revenue with prior and future periods and non-GAAP profitability measures that assist in understanding the long-term profitability trends of the Company's business and in comparisons of its profits with prior and future periods.
















The Company excludes certain items from its non-GAAP revenue measures because these items can vary dramatically between periods and can obscure underlying business trends. Items excluded from the Company's non-GAAP revenue measures include: foreign currency transactions and translation and the impact of acquisitions.
















The Company excludes certain items from its non-GAAP profitability measures because these items may not be indicative of, or are unrelated to, the Company's core operating performance. Items excluded from the Company's non-GAAP profitability measures include: restructuring, acquisition and integration-related and other costs,  acquisition purchase accounting, including inventory step-up, release of indemnification assets and the reversal of uncertain tax positions.



 

 

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SOURCE Mohawk Industries, Inc.

Frank H. Boykin, Chief Financial Officer, (706) 624-2695