Thursday, October 20, 2022
ACCO Brands Corporation is one of the world’s largest designers, marketers and manufacturers of branded academic, consumer and business products. Our widely recognized brands include AT-A-GLANCE®, Esselte®, Five Star®, GBC®, Kensington®, Leitz®, Mead®, PowerA®, Quartet®, Rapid®, Rexel®, Swingline®, Tilibra®, and many others. Our products are sold in more than 100 countries around the world. More information about ACCO Brands, the Home of Great Brands Built by Great People, can be found at www.accobrands.com.
Joe Gomes, Senior Research Analyst, Noble Capital Markets, Inc.
Joshua Zoepfel, Research Associate, Noble Capital Markets, Inc.
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Third Quarter Update. ACCO Brands announced late last week an operating update for the Company’s third quarter, reflecting a more challenging than anticipated operating environment. Europe is being impacted by energy costs and inflation, while a more cautious approach to inventory replenishment is impacting North America. These are more than offsetting a solid back-to-school season and positive return to office trends in North America and double digit sales and profit growth in the International segment.
Changing Figures. Management updated 3Q22 net sales guidance to $480-$490 million, comparable sales growth of (3%)-(2%), and adjusted EPS of $0.23-$0.25. For the year, the Company reduced the outlook with revenue now at $1.94-$1.98 billion, from $2.015-$2.055 billion, comparable sales growth at 0.0%-2.0%, from 4.0%-6.0%, adjusted EPS at $1.05-$1.10, from $1.39-$1.44, and free cash flow of $90-$100 million, from $135-$150 million.
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