ERJ staff report (R&PN)
Avon Lake, Ohio -- PolyOne Corp. has reported lower second-quarter earnings despite higher sales compared to a year earlier as the company absorbed various one-time expenses in the latest second quarter.
The Avon Lake-based compounder and resin distributor said its net income in the quarter fell 14 percent to $24.6 million. PolyOne said results in the latest second quarter included $8 million in one-time expenses, the largest of which was $6.1 million to reduce costs in Europe.
Sales at PolyOne rose 3 percent to $792.0 million. Selling and administrative expenses climbed 29 percent to $101.6 million, while interest expenses increased 48 percent, to $12.4 million from $8.4 million.
â€œI am very pleased with our second-quarter results, as each of our three strategic platforms reported both operating margin expansion and operating income growth,â€ Stephen Newlin, chairman, president and CEO, said in a statement. â€œWe overcame weakness in European demand to deliver record quarterly adjusted earnings per share, due primarily to accretion from the ColorMatrix acquisition and margin expansion in North America and Asia. Our progress in Asia continues to accelerate, having strengthened our commercial leadership in the region in 2011.â€
From Rubber & Plastics News (A Crain publication)