USG Q3 Sales +9%, Net Loss Narrows
[Friday, October 19, 2012] USG Corporation has reported third quarter 2012 net sales from continuing operations of $828 million, up 9 percent from third quarter 2011 net sales from continuing operations of $763 million. USG’s third quarter operating profit from continuing operations was $29 million compared to a $79 million operating loss from continuing operations in the third quarter of 2011.
The third quarter 2012 net loss from both continuing and discontinued operations was $29 million, or $0.28 per share. This result compares to a $115 million net loss from both continuing and discontinued operations in the third quarter of 2011, or $1.09 per share.
During the third quarter, the Corporation announced it had entered into a definitive agreement to sell its European operations. Although that sale has not yet been consummated, results from European operations have been reported as discontinued operations for the 2012 and 2011 periods. Those operations reported net sales of $27 million and operating profit of $1 million for the third quarter of 2012, and $29 million and $3 million, respectively, for the third quarter of 2011.
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