Spectrum Brand Holdings, Inc.
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  • Tue, Feb. 2, 6:54 AM
    • Spectrum Brand (NYSE:SPB) reports organic sales rose 6.3% in FQ1.
    • Segment sales: Global Batteries & Appliances: $611.3M (-4%); Hardware & Home Improvement: $282.7M (+4.2%); Global Pet Supplies: $203.4M (+68.7%); Home and Garden: $47.7M (+20.8%); Global Auto Care: $73.7M.
    • Gross margin rate improved 150 bps to 36.2%  primarily due to the impact of acquisitions and improved mix.
    • Operating margin rate grew 90 bps to 11.7%.
    • Adjusted EBITDA increased 17.8% to $207.1M.
    • FY2016 Guidance: Net sales: to increase in the high-single digit range Y/Y; Free cash flow: ~$505M to $515M; Capex: $110M to $120M.
    | Tue, Feb. 2, 6:54 AM
  • Nov. 19, 2015, 7:15 AM
    • Spectrum Brand (NYSE:SPB) reports organic sales growth of 2.2% in FQ4.
    • Segment sales: Global Batteries & Appliances: $553M (-7.2%); Hardware & Home Improvement: $331.4M (+5.6%); Global Pet Supplies: $219.3M (+37.2%); Home and Garden: $108.3M (-0.6%); Global Auto Care: $96.1M.
    • Gross margin rate increased 80 bps to 35.7%  primarily due to acquisitions and improved mix.
    • Operating margin rate grew 50 bps to 10.3%.
    • Adjusted EBITDA rose 22.8% to $229.3M.
    • FY2016 Guidance: Net sales: to increase in the high-single digit range Y/Y; Free cash flow: ~$505M to $515M; Capex: $110M to $120M.
    | Nov. 19, 2015, 7:15 AM
  • Aug. 5, 2015, 9:29 AM
    • Spectrum Brand (NYSE:SPB) reports organic sales growth of 3.7% in FQ3.
    • The company saw record Home and Garden performance, strong personal care and small appliances results, and strong European volume growth.
    • Segment sales: Global Batteries & Appliances: $459 (-7.24%); Hardware & Home Improvement: $313.5M (+2.15%); Global Pet Supplies: $208.3M (+36.86%); Home and Garden: $202.3M (+15.86%); Global Auto Care: $64.4M.
    • Gross margin rate declined 30 bps to 36.7% primarily due to the negative impact of foreign exchange.
    • Operating margin rate dropped 230 bps to 10.88%.
    • FY2015 Guidance: Net sales: to increase in the mid-single digit range; Free cash flow: ~$440M; Capex: $75M to $85M.
    | Aug. 5, 2015, 9:29 AM
  • Apr. 29, 2015, 7:10 AM
    • Spectrum Brand (NYSE:SPB): FQ2 EPS of $0.69 misses by $0.08.
    • Revenue of $1.07B (+4.9% Y/Y) beats by $10M.
    • Shares +3.32% PM.
    | Apr. 29, 2015, 7:10 AM
  • Oct. 15, 2014, 2:17 PM
    • The ten companies in the Russell 1000 in which hedge funds hold the biggest stakes are down an average of 16% since that index hit an all-time high on September 18, according to Bloomberg. This stands against a slide in the index of just 7%.
    • “The reactive selling is institutional,” says a portfolio manager. “Now redemptions are coming in, and that’s putting more pressure on the market. All these things are in the mix for perhaps exacerbating the move.”
    • The list: Burger King Worldwide (BKW -4.5%), CVR Energy (CVI -2.4%), Spectrum Brands Holdings (SPB -3.3%), Ally Financial (ALLY -2.6%), Zynga (ZNGA -1.3%), NorthStar Realty (NRF -1.9%), Seventy Seven Energy (SSE -6.6%), Platform Specialty Products (PAH -1.4%), and SunEdison (SUNE -0.6%).
    | Oct. 15, 2014, 2:17 PM | 6 Comments
  • Feb. 6, 2013, 5:14 PM
    Spectrum Brands (SPB): Q4 EPS of $0.72 beats by $0.19. Revenue of $870.3M (+2.5% Y/Y) misses by $25.04M. Shares -1.3% AH. (PR)
    | Feb. 6, 2013, 5:14 PM
  • Oct. 9, 2012, 9:01 AM

    Shares of Spectrum Brands (SPB) jump 9.5% higher in premarket action after the company snaps up a unit of Black & Decker that makes household products such as bathroom fixtures and door locks. The squeeze play could be on with short interest on the name running relatively high.

    | Oct. 9, 2012, 9:01 AM
  • Sep. 21, 2012, 1:44 PM

    Spectrum Brands (SPB -2.1%) is apparently in final talks to buy a unit that makes door locks and bath fixtures from Stanley Black & Decker (SWK +2.3%), edging out Apollo Global, who was also competing for the business. SWK put its hardware and home-improvement business on the auction block earlier this year, and the deal could fetch around $1.5B. The win would be a big one for SPB whose current market value is only $2.1B.

    | Sep. 21, 2012, 1:44 PM
  • Dec. 1, 2011, 12:31 PM
    Spectrum Brands Holdings (SPB -2.7%) trades lower after SunTrust cuts the shares to Neutral, citing limited near-term catalysts.
    | Dec. 1, 2011, 12:31 PM
  • Nov. 29, 2011, 2:17 PM

    Battery manufacturer Spectrum Brands (SPB +1.3%) trades up after Credit Suisse initiates coverage with an Outperform rating. The firm says Spectrum's products offer the same performance as premium brands but for a lower price, which will drive sustainable revenue growth in FY11/12.

    | Nov. 29, 2011, 2:17 PM
Company Description
Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc is a diversified consumer products company. The Company is engaged in manufacturing and marketing alkaline, zinc carbon and hearing aid batteries, herbicides, insecticides and repellents and specialty pet supplies.
Industry: Appliances
Country: United States