Tempur Sealy International beats expectations in Q3, shares soar 13.4% AH

|About: Tempur Sealy International Inc. (TPX)|By:, SA News Editor

Tempur Sealy International (TPX) shares soar 13.4% AH after the company beat expectations in Q3. Short covering may have something to do with the outsized reaction, with short interest at 18.9% of the float as of Oct. 15.

An 111.4% increase in net sales to $735.5M was fueled in large part to acquired Sealy's contribution of $389.9M.

Tempur North America sales grew 0.6% to $242.4M in Q3, driven by a 4.8% increase in Other products revenue to $20.8M. Tempur International sales fell 3.6% to $103.2M.

Gross margin fell to 40.6% from 49.2% in Q3 2012 due to the lower margins on Sealy mattresses.

EBITDA of $115.5M was up 66.7% Y/Y.

The company reaffirms 2013 guidance: revenue of $2.425B-$2.45B (vs. consensus of $2.44B), EBITDA of $370M-$385M, and EPS of $2.25-$2.40 ($2.32).

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