NEW YORK, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Today, Analysts Review released its analysts' notes regarding Rockwood Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ROC), Sigma-Aldrich Corporation (NASDAQ: SIAL), International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF), The Valspar Corporation (NYSE: VAL) and Platform Specialty Products Corporation (NYSE: PAH). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at: http://www.analystsreview.com/2655-100free.
Rockwood Holdings, Inc. Analyst Notes
On May 7, 2014, Rockwood Holdings, Inc. (Rockwood) reported its Q1 2014 financial results with net sales of $354.5 million, up 5.2% YoY. Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations totaled $80.8 million, up 4.4% YoY. Net income from continuing operations of $21.7 million, or $0.29 per share, came in much higher compared to $6.5 million or $0.08 per share in Q1 2013. Seifi Ghasemi, Chairman and CEO, commented, "Our core businesses (Surface Treatment and Lithium applications, which excludes potash) delivered strong performance in the first quarter." He continued, "We remain on track for executing on our strategic objectives. We expect to use approximately $500 million of cash on hand to close on the acquisition of a 49% interest in Talison Lithium during the second quarter. In addition, we expect to support our current share repurchase and dividend programs." The full analyst notes on Rockwood are available to download free of charge at:
Sigma-Aldrich Corporation Analyst Notes
On May 6, 2014, Sigma-Aldrich Corp. (Sigma-Aldrich) announced that its Board of Directors has approved a quarterly cash dividend in the amount of $0.23 per common share. According to the Company, the dividend is payable on June 13, 2014 to shareholders of record at the close of the business on May 30, 2014. The full analyst notes on Sigma-Aldrich are available to download free of charge at:
International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. Analyst Notes
On May 12, 2014, International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF) announced that its Board of Directors has authorized and declared a Q2 2014 dividend of $0.39 per share of the Company's common stock. The Company stated that the dividend is payable on July 8, 2014 to shareholders of record as of June 26, 2014. The full analyst notes on IFF are available to download free of charge at:
The Valspar Corporation Analyst Notes
On May 5, 2014, The Valspar Corp. (Valspar) together with Lowe's has announced the launch of Valspar Reserve Paint + Primer with HydroChroma Technology. According to the Company, it is a super premium paint that resists more staining, scrubbing and fade than any other paint on the market today. "Consumers told us durability is the number one attribute they're seeking in a premium can of paint," said Heidi Petz, Vice President marketing, Valspar. "We launched Valspar Reserve to provide consumers with high quality and long-lasting color to ensure their homes stay as beautiful as the first day they painted- no matter what life throws at their walls." The Company stated that Valspar Reserve Paint + Primer with HydroChroma Technology is available in flat, satin and semi-gloss sheens and retails for approximately $42 to $45 per gallon for interior and $46 to $49 per gallon for exterior paint. The full analyst notes on Valspar are available to download free of charge at:
Platform Specialty Products Corporation Analyst Notes
On May 5, 2014, Platform Specialty Products Corp. (Platform) reported its Q1 2014 financial results with net sales growth of 0.9% YoY to $183.7 million. Net loss for the quarter came in at $7.4 million, compared to net income of $3.4 million in Q1 2013. Commenting on the results, Daniel H. Leever, Platform's CEO, said, "We reported solid first quarter results, including double-digit organic adjusted earnings growth as we further enhanced our product mix and deepened our exposure to high-growth markets and geographies. Our free cash flow was solid. We expect cash flow to accelerate throughout the year." Frank J. Monteiro, Platform's CFO, added, "Our ability to successfully execute on our key operational initiatives paved the way for record level-first quarter gross margins and adjusted EBITDA performance. The highly cash generative nature of our business provides us with the agility to pursue growth initiatives, while preserving the overall strength and integrity of our balance sheet." The full analyst notes on Platform are available to download free of charge at:
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