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Change Today -1.92 / -5.39%
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schulman (a.) inc (SHLM) Snapshot

Open
$35.48
Previous Close
$35.62
Day High
$35.48
Day Low
$33.56
52 Week High
07/22/14 - $42.51
52 Week Low
10/15/14 - $28.67
Market Cap
982.1M
Average Volume 10 Days
289.6K
EPS TTM
$2.19
Shares Outstanding
29.1M
EX-Date
10/23/14
P/E TM
15.4x
Dividend
$0.82
Dividend Yield
2.39%
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A. Schulman, Inc. supplies plastic compounds and resins for use in packaging, mobility, building and construction, electronics and electrical, agriculture, personal care and hygiene, custom services, sports, home, and leisure markets. The company provides custom performance colors, including standard and customized colors, organic and inorganic pigments, high chroma colors in translucent or opaque formats, and special effects. It also offers white color, absorptive, anti-fog, anti-static, carbon black, and other concentrates to improve the performance, appearance, and processing of plastics for intended applications; additive solutions, such as antibacterial, flame retardant, ultra-violet (UV), anti-static, barrier, antioxidant products to enhance performance and processing properties; and application solutions, including solutions that minimize the use of plastics or incorporate the use of either recycled plastics or renewable-based polymers. In addition, the company develops engineered plastics, which provide structural integrity; multi-component blends that include polyolefins, nylons, polyesters, elastomers, and others; and formulating know-how with fiber reinforcements, such as glass and carbon, nano-reinforcements, flame retardants, impact modifiers, and UV stabilization. Further, it offers size reduction services; resins for the injection, blow molding, and rotational molding markets; jet milling services used for products requiring fine particle size, including additives for printing inks, adhesives, waxes, and cosmetics; cryogenic milling services for heat sensitive materials; and tolling services. Additionally, the company buys, repackages, and re-sells polymers for various processing types comprising injection molding, blow molding, thermoforming, and film and sheet extruding. It has operations in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Americas, and the Asia Pacific. The company was founded in 1928 and is headquartered in Fairlawn, Ohio.

schulman (a.) inc (SHLM) Top Compensated Officers

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, President ...
Total Annual Compensation: $875.0K
Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting...
Total Annual Compensation: $392.0K
Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice Pr...
Total Annual Compensation: $535.7K
Chief Legal Officer, Vice President, General ...
Total Annual Compensation: $340.9K
Vice President and General Manager of America...
Total Annual Compensation: $350.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

schulman (a.) inc (SHLM) Key Developments

A. Schulman, Inc. Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Fourth Quarter and Year Ended August 31, 2014; Provides Adjusted Net Income Guidance for the Fiscal Year 2015

A. Schulman, Inc. reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the fourth quarter and year ended August 31, 2014. For the quarter, the company reported net sales of $627,358,000 against $537,288,000 a year ago. Operating income was $23,285,000 against $19,301,000 a year ago. Income from continuing operations before taxes was $21,050,000 against $15,387,000 a year ago. Income from continuing operations was $15,164,000 against loss from continuing operations of $762,000 a year ago. Net income was $15,387,000 against net loss of $2,333,000 a year ago. Net income attributable to company was $15,172,000 against net loss attributable to company of $2,682,000 a year ago. Diluted earnings per share attributable to company were $0.52 against diluted loss per share attributable to company of $0.09 per share a year ago. For the year, the company reported net sales of $2,446,998,000 against $2,133,402,000 a year ago. Operating income was $82,321,000 against $63,103,000 a year ago. Income from continuing operations before taxes was $72,332,000 against $53,732,000 a year ago. Net income was $56,992,000 against $27,328,000 a year ago. Income from continuing operations was $53,790,000 against $33,999,000 a year ago. Net income attributable to company was $56,193,000 against $26,099,000 a year ago. Diluted earnings per share attributable to company were $1.19 against $0.89 per share a year ago. Net cash provided from operating activities was $113,142,000 against $83,713,000 a year ago. Expenditures for property, plant and equipment was $35,089,000 against $26,568,000 a year ago. Adjusted net income from continuing operations for fiscal 2014, excluding certain items, was $69,300,000, or $2.36 per diluted share, a 29% improvement over the prior year. Capital expenditures were $35,100,000 compared with $26,600,000 for the prior year, and were primarily related to the regular and ongoing investment in the Company's global manufacturing facilities. The company anticipates its fiscal 2015 adjusted net income will increase to a range of $2.60 to $2.65 per diluted share.

A. Schulman Plans to Reduce Headcount by Approximately 40 Employees in European Back Office and Support Functions; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Fiscal year of 2015

A. Schulman, Inc. announced actions to optimize the Company's back office and support functions in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) to better align its operations with current market conditions in the region. During the first half of fiscal 2015, A. Schulman plans to reduce headcount in EMEA by approximately 40 employees, with the majority of reductions expected to be in the areas of back office and support functions. The company provided earnings Guidance for the fiscal year of 2015. For the period, the company anticipates the total annual pre-tax benefit to be approximately $4 million.

A. Schulman Increases Regular Cash Dividend, Payable on November 5, 2014

A. Schulman, Inc. announced a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.205 per common share, payable November 5, 2014, to shareholders of record on October 27, 2014. This represents a 2.5% increase over the prior quarter's dividend payout.

 

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