Financial Highlights

Conserving Resources.
Improving Life.


DOLLARS IN MILLIONS, EXCEPT PER SHARE AMOUNTS
2,500
Operating Results   2016     2015     2014
 
  Net sales $ 2,521.7   $ 2,618.9
  $ 3,123.1
 
  Operating income2     243.5     131.7
    357.7  
  Net earnings1,4,5   173.2     40.1
    184.0
 
  Diluted earnings per share4,5
  7.63     1.71
    7.09
 
  Dividends per share   1.50     1.50
    1.375
 
Financial Position                  
  Shareholders’ equity $ 982.8   $ 965.2
  $ 1,250.4
 
  Invested Capital3    1774.8      1759.9     2096.3  
Operating Profits                  
  Gross profit as a % of net sales   26.0  %   23.7
 %   25.9
 %
  Operating income as a % of net sales   9.7  %   5.0
 %   11.5
 %
  Net earnings as a % of net sales1,3   6.9  %   1.5
 %   5.9
 %
  Return on beginning equity   18.9  %   3.3
 %   12.1
 %
  Return on invested capital3   9.5  %   4.6
 %   11.3
 %
Year End Data                  
  Shares outstanding (000)   22,521     22,857
    24,229
 
  Approximate number of shareholders   3,500     3,000
    2,500  
  Number of employees   10,552     10,697
    11,321
 
1 Net earnings attributable to Valmont Industries, Inc.
2 Fiscal 2016 GAAP operating income included restructuring expense of $12.4 million (pre-tax). On an adjusted basis, operating income was $255.9 million. Fiscal 2015 GAAP operating income included intangible asset impairments of $42.0 million (pre-tax), restructuring expense of $39.9 million (pre-tax), and other non-recurring expenses of $24.0 million pre-tax on an adjusted basis, operating income was $237.5 million.
3 See Item 6, Selected Financial Data, in this Form 10-K for calculation of invested capital and return on invested capital.
4 Fiscal 2016 included deferred income tax benefit of $30.6 million ($1.35 per share) resulting primarily from the re-measurement of the deferred tax asset for the Company's U.K. defined benefit pension plan. In addition, fiscal 2016 included $9.9 million ($0.44 per share) recorded as a valuation allowance against a tax credit asset. Finally, fiscal 2016 included the reversal of a contingent liability that was recognized as part of the Delta purchase accounting of $16.6 million ($0.73 per share) which is not taxable.
5 Fiscal 2015 included intangible asset impairment of $40.1 million after tax ($1.72 per share), restructuring expense of $28.2 million after tax ($1.20 per share), other non-recurring expenses of $16.3 million after tax ($0.69 per share) and deferred tax expense of $7.1 million ($0.31 per share) due to a change in the U.K. tax rate. Fiscal 2014 included costs associated with refinancing of our long-term debt of $24.2 million after tax ($0.93 per share), and mark-to-market loss of $3.8 million after tax on shares of Delta Pty. Ltd. ($0.15 per share).