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Newell Brands Announces Second Quarter 2018 Results

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Drives Accelerated Transformation Plan Into Action

Adjusts Guidance for Divestitures of Waddington and Rawlings

Announces New Reporting Segments for Continuing Operations

Newell Brands (NYSE:NWL) today announced its second quarter 2018
financial results.

Second Quarter 2018 Executive Summary

  • Completed divestitures of The Waddington Group and Rawlings Sporting
    Goods Company, Inc. and divestiture processes initiated on all other
    assets held for sale as part of the company's Accelerated
    Transformation Plan.
  • The company has reported discontinued operations for businesses
    divested in 2018 or currently held for sale and has reorganized
    businesses in continuing operations into new operating segments.
  • Net sales from continuing operations were $2.2 billion, compared with
    $2.5 billion in the prior year, reflecting the lost sales from
    divestitures completed in 2017, the negative impact of the adoption of
    the 2018 revenue recognition standard, and a decline in core sales
    primarily attributable to the retailer disruption to the Baby business
    created by the liquidation of Toys ‘R' Us stores in the U.S.,
    significant inventory destocking in the Writing office superstore and
    distributive trade channels and the absence of the prior year Slime
    pipeline build on Elmer's.
  • Reported operating margin for continuing operations was 3.8 percent
    compared to 3.7 percent in the prior year; normalized operating margin
    for continuing operations was 10.9 percent compared to 12.4 percent in
    the prior year.
  • Core sales declined 6.2 percent for the total company, driven largely
    by a 14.5 percent decline in the Learning & Development Segment
    (Writing and Baby), and softness in the coolers, tents and fresh
    preserving businesses related to the late start to Spring in most of
    the U.S.
  • Reported diluted earnings per share for the total company were $0.27
    compared with $0.46 in the prior year, with the decrease largely
    attributable to the loss on the sale of Rawlings, impairment charges,
    principally on assets held in discontinued operations, and the impact
    of lower sales volume, which more than offset the benefit from cost
    savings and the gain on the sale of Waddington.
  • Normalized diluted earnings per share for the total company were
    $0.82, compared with $0.87 in the prior year, as cost savings and
    synergies were offset by core sales volume declines, unfavorable mix
    related to lower Writing sales volume and inflation.
  • Operating cash flow was $11.2 million, compared with $56.8 million in
    the prior year, as prior year results included a significant one-time
    working capital benefit related to a business divested in 2017.
  • Gross debt was $10.5 billion, $900 million lower than prior year; net
    debt was $8.2 billion, $2.4 billion lower than prior year.
  • The 2018 full year outlook adjusted for discontinued operations
    reporting and completed divestitures is net sales of $8.7 billion to
    $9.0 billion (which includes sales from continuing operations only),
    normalized EPS of $2.45 to $2.65 and operating cash flow of $900
    million to $1.2 billion.
  • The company expects second half normalized operating margins of 12.0
    percent to 12.4 percent and core sales growth to sequentially improve
    from down low single digits percent in Q3 2018 to up low single digits
    percent in Q4 2018. Both metrics include only results from continuing
    operations.

"Newell Brands drove the Accelerated Transformation Plan into action in
the second quarter, beginning a period of significant change to both our
portfolio and organization," commented Michael Polk, President and Chief
Executive Officer of Newell Brands. "We announced and completed the
divestitures of Waddington and Rawlings and are well into the sale
processes on all other businesses held for sale. We also took
significant steps to right-size our organization for the scale of our
new portfolio, with changes announced and actioned between May and
August. We continue to prioritize deleveraging, with gross debt in Q2
2018 $900 million below prior year and plans in motion to de-lever by
nearly an incremental $900 million by the end of Q3 2018. In the context
of these significant changes and a very challenging U.S. retail
environment, we delivered second quarter results generally in line with
expectations. While there is much more to do, we are acting decisively
to make Newell Brands a simpler, faster and stronger company."

"Reigniting performance on our continuing businesses is a critical
priority and we expect sequential improvement in our operating results
in the back half of 2018 despite increased inflation, worsening foreign
exchange and the negative impact of tariffs," continued Polk. "While the
retail landscape remains difficult, consumer macros are generally good
and we expect core sales on our continuing businesses to recover to
growth by the fourth quarter, with margins improving as a result of
strong savings programs and broad-based price increases. Adjusted for
the estimated negative 20 cents per share impact in the second half of
2018 related to the divestiture of Waddington and Rawlings, we expect to
deliver between $2.45 and $2.65 of normalized EPS in 2018."

Second Quarter 2018 Operating Results

As of June 30, 2018, Newell Brands reported discontinued operations for
the business divestitures completed in 2018 (Waddington and Rawlings)
and planned (Jostens, Pure Fishing, Consumer & Commercial Solutions,
Process Solutions, Goody and U.S. Playing Cards). Under generally
accepted accounting principles (GAAP), all overhead costs and interest
expense not directly related to discontinued operations may not be
allocated to discontinued operations and thus are allocated to
continuing operations, which has a negative effect on margins and
profitability. The company has initiated cost actions to fully offset
the stranded overhead and plans to deleverage quickly to reduce the
interest expense burden.

Net sales were $2.2 billion, compared to $2.5 billion in the prior year,
largely attributable to the new revenue recognition standard, lost sales
from divestitures completed in 2017, and the transitory but significant
volume declines in Baby related to the Toys ‘R' Us liquidation of U.S.
stores and in Writing related to significant inventory destocking in the
office superstore and distributive trade channels. Total company core
sales declined 6.2 percent, driven largely by a 14.5 percent decline in
the Learning & Development Segment (Writing and Baby) and softness in
the coolers, tents and fresh preserving businesses related to the late
start to Spring in most of the U.S. For the second quarter 2018, total
company core sales include the Waddington and Rawlings businesses prior
to divestiture.

Reported gross margin was 35.2 percent compared with 34.7 percent in the
prior year, as the benefit from cost savings, synergies and lower
integration and acquisition-related costs more than offset the impact of
input cost inflation and the negative mix effect of lower Writing sales.
Normalized gross margin was 35.1 percent compared with 35.6 percent in
the prior year.

Reported operating income was $84.2 million, or 3.8 percent of sales,
compared with $92.3 million, or 3.7 percent of sales, in the prior year,
reflecting the impact of synergies, cost savings and lower integration
and acquisition-related costs, offset by input cost inflation and
negative mix associated with lower Writing sales. Normalized operating
income was $239 million compared with $313 million in the prior year.
Normalized operating margin was 10.9 percent compared to 12.4 percent in
the prior year.

The reported tax expense for the quarter was $53.0 million compared with
a benefit of $71.5 million in the prior year, primarily driven by prior
year tax benefits associated with integration of certain legal entities.
The normalized tax rate was 4.6 percent, compared with 5.5 percent in
the prior year.

The company reported total net income of $132 million compared with $223
million in the prior year. Continuing operations posted a net loss of
$76.1 million compared with net income of $16.6 million last year, with
the decline primarily attributable to the transitory but significant
sales volume decline on Baby and Writing, and $53.0 million in tax
expense as compared with a benefit of $71.5 million in the prior year,
partially offset by significant costs savings and a reduction in
integration and restructuring charges. Discontinued operations
contributed net income of $208 million, including a $598 million gain
related to the sale of the Waddington business, an impairment charge of
$454 million related to the Process Solutions business and a loss of
$136 million related to the sale of the Rawlings business, compared with
$206 million in the year-ago period. Reported diluted earnings per share
for the total company were $0.27 compared with $0.46 in the prior year.
Normalized net income for the total company was $401 million, or $0.82
per share, compared with $422 million, or $0.87 per share, in the prior
year.

Operating cash flow was $11.2 million, compared with $56.8 million in
the prior year as prior year results included a significant one-time
working capital benefit related to a business divested in 2017. Current
year results were driven by positive working capital movements, lower
cash restructuring costs and lower cash taxes.

A reconciliation of reported results to normalized results is included
in the tables attached to this release.

New Reporting Segments

As of June 30, 2018, Newell Brands is reporting its financial results in
three segments: Food & Appliances, Home & Outdoor Living and Learning &
Development. The Other segment includes results for businesses that were
divested during 2017. The company has aligned its seven continuing
operating divisions for reporting purposes to the three segments as
follows:

         

Segment

     

Divisions

Food & Appliances      

Appliances & Cookware
Food

Home & Outdoor Living      

Outdoor & Recreation
Home Fragrance
Connected Home &
Security (formerly Safety & Security)

Learning & Development      

Writing
Baby

     

Second Quarter 2018 Operating Segment Results

The Food & Appliances segment generated net sales of $621 million
compared with $705 million in the prior year. Net sales versus prior
year were negatively impacted by foreign exchange, the new 2018 revenue
recognition standard, the pull-forward from Q2 2018 into Q1 2018 of
inventory in Latin America related to the April 1st go-live
of SAP, softness in the fresh preserving business related to the late
start to Spring in most of the U.S. and competitive challenges in the
U.S. Beverage Appliance category, partially offset by strong innovation
driven growth on Calphalon Space Saving Cookware and Crock-Pot Express
Crock. Reported operating income was $40.4 million compared with $70.8
million in the prior year. Reported operating margin was 6.5 percent of
sales compared with 10.0 percent of sales in the prior year. The
contraction is largely due to inflation net of pricing and negative mix
associated with lower volumes in Latin America related to the Q1 2018
SAP pull-forward. Normalized operating income was $50.4 million versus
$84.1 million last year. Normalized operating margin was 8.1 percent of
sales compared with 11.9 percent in the prior year.

The Home & Outdoor Living segment generated net sales of $742 million
compared with $795 million in the prior year. Net sales versus prior
year were negatively impacted by the new 2018 revenue recognition
standard, Home Fragrance softness in EMEA and weakness on Outdoor
related to the late Spring and some lost distribution in the U.S.,
partially offset by strong growth on First Alert and Home Fragrance in
U.S. mass channel. Reported operating income was $9.4 million compared
with $39.6 million in the prior year. The contraction is largely due to
higher restructuring costs, other one-time costs, and lower sales volume
on the U.S. Outdoor and EMEA Home Fragrance businesses. Reported
operating margin was 1.3 percent of sales compared with 5.0 percent in
the prior year. Normalized operating income was $50.5 million compared
with $60.0 million in the prior year. Normalized operating margin was
6.8 percent of sales compared with 7.5 percent last year.

The Learning & Development segment generated net sales of $839 million
compared with $990 million in the prior year. Net sales versus prior
year were negatively impacted by the new 2018 revenue recognition
standard, core sales declines due to the retailer disruption to the Baby
business created by the Toys ‘R' Us liquidation of its stores in the
U.S., significant inventory destocking in the Writing category's office
superstore and distributive trade channels, and the absence of 2017
pipeline build on Slime by Elmer's. Reported operating income was $196
million compared with $224 million in the prior year. Reported operating
margin was 23.3 percent of sales, compared with 22.6 percent in the
prior year. The improvement in operating margin was due to significant
progress on productivity, reduced customer programming, and strong
synergy and savings impact, partially offset by inflation and fixed cost
absorption related to Writing finished goods inventory reduction.
Normalized operating income was $208 million versus $237 million last
year. Normalized operating margin was 24.8 percent of sales compared
with 23.9 percent last year.

Outlook for the Twelve Months Ending December
31, 2018

Newell Brands' adjusted 2018 full year guidance for normalized EPS and
operating cash flow assumes full year ownership of all businesses held
for sale, with the exception of the Waddington and Rawlings businesses
which were divested as of June 29, 2018. The 2018 adjustments to full
year guidance for the divestiture of Waddington and Rawlings are
approximately $0.20 of normalized EPS and $250 million of operating cash
flow, including incremental cash taxes on the transactions.

The 2018 full year guidance adjusted for the divestiture of Waddington
and Rawlings and net sales guidance adjusted for discontinued operations
treatment is as follows:

      Previous

2018 Full Year Outlook

    Adjusted

2018 Full Year Outlook

Net Sales $14.4bn to $14.8bn $8.7bn to $9.0bn

Normalized Earnings per Share
Operating Cash Flow

$2.65 to $2.85
$1.15bn to $1.45bn

$2.45 to $2.65
$0.9bn to $1.2bn

Interest expense is now expected to be favorable to prior outlook as a
result of accelerated deleveraging related to the allocation of deal
proceeds. Tax rate is now expected to be favorable to prior guidance due
to new tax planning benefits. Full year 2018 weighted average share
count is now projected at approximately 480 million shares with weighted
average share count estimated at 475 million in Q3 2018 and 470 million
in Q4 2018 as a result of share repurchases related to allocation of
deal proceeds in the second half of 2018.

The company expects second half normalized operating margins of 12.0
percent to 12.4 percent and core sales growth to sequentially improve
from down low single digits percent in Q3 2018 to up low single digits
percent in Q4 2018. Both measures include only results from continuing
operations. Core sales in 2018 is calculated on a constant currency
basis in line with industry practice. Core sales guidance excludes the
impact of foreign currency, acquisitions until their first anniversary
and completed divestitures.

The company has presented forward-looking statements regarding
normalized earnings per share for the total company and normalized
operating margin on continuing operations for second half 2018. These
non–GAAP financial measures are derived by excluding certain amounts,
expenses or income from the corresponding financial measures determined
in accordance with GAAP. The determination of the amounts that are
excluded from these non-GAAP financial measures is a matter of
management judgment and depends upon, among other factors, the nature of
the underlying expense or income amounts recognized in a given period.
We are unable to present a quantitative reconciliation of the
aforementioned forward-looking non-GAAP financial measures to their most
directly comparable forward-looking GAAP financial measures because such
information is not available and management cannot reliably predict all
of the necessary components of such GAAP measure without unreasonable
effort or expense. In addition, we believe such reconciliations would
imply a degree of precision that would be confusing or misleading to
investors. The unavailable information could have a significant impact
on the company's full-year 2018 financial results.

Conference Call

The company's second quarter 2018 earnings conference call will be held
today, August 6, 2018, at 8:30 a.m. ET. A link to the webcast is
provided under Events & Presentations in the Investors section of Newell
Brands' website at www.newellbrands.com.
A webcast replay and a supporting slide presentation will be made
available in the Investors section of the company's website under
Quarterly Earnings.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This release contains non-GAAP financial measures within the meaning of
Regulation G promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission and
includes a reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to the
most directly comparable financial measures calculated in accordance
with GAAP.

The company uses certain non-GAAP financial measures that are included
in this press release and the additional financial information both to
explain its results to stockholders and the investment community and in
the internal evaluation and management of its businesses. The company's
management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures and the
information they provide are useful to investors since these measures
(a) permit investors to view the company's performance using the same
tools that management uses to evaluate the company's past performance,
reportable business segments and prospects for future performance and
(b) determine certain elements of management's incentive compensation.

The company's management believes that core sales provides a more
complete understanding of underlying sales trends by providing sales on
a consistent basis as it excludes the impacts of acquisitions, completed
divestitures, retail store openings and closings, changes in foreign
currency and the impact of the adoption of revenue recognition standard
ASC 606 as of January 1, 2018, from year-over-year comparisons. Core
sales for the second quarter 2018 include sales for the divested
Waddington and Rawlings business through the date of sale. The effect of
foreign currency on 2018 reported sales is calculated by applying the
prior year average monthly exchange rates to the current year local
currency sales amounts (excluding acquisitions and divestitures), with
the difference between the 2018 reported sales and the constant currency
sales presented as the currency impact increase or decrease in core
sales. The company's management believes that "normalized" gross margin,
"normalized" SG&A expense, "normalized" operating income, "normalized"
operating margin, "normalized" net income, "normalized" diluted earnings
per share, "normalized" interest and "normalized" tax rates, which
exclude restructuring and other expenses and one-time and other events
such as costs related to certain product recalls, the extinguishment of
debt, certain tax benefits and charges, impairment charges, pension
settlement charges, discontinued operations, divestiture costs, costs
related to the acquisition, integration and financing of acquired
businesses, amortization of intangible assets associated with
acquisitions, advisory costs for process transformation and optimization
initiatives, costs of personnel dedicated to integration activities and
transformation initiatives and certain other items, are useful because
they provide investors with a meaningful perspective on the current
underlying performance of the company's core ongoing operations.

The company determines the tax effect of the items excluded from
normalized diluted earnings per share by applying the estimated
effective rate for the applicable jurisdiction in which the pre-tax
items were incurred, and for which realization of the resulting tax
benefit, if any, is expected. In situations in which an item excluded
from normalized results impacts income tax expense, the company uses a
"with" and "without" approach to determine normalized income tax expense.

While the company believes these non-GAAP financial measures are useful
in evaluating the company's performance, this information should be
considered as supplemental in nature and not as a substitute for or
superior to the related financial information prepared in accordance
with GAAP. Additionally, these non-GAAP financial measures may differ
from similar measures presented by other companies.

About Newell Brands

Newell Brands (NYSE:NWL) is a leading global consumer goods company
with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, including Paper Mate®,
Sharpie®, Dymo®, EXPO®, Parker®, Elmer's®, Coleman®, Jostens®, Marmot®,
Oster®, Sunbeam®, FoodSaver®, Mr. Coffee®, Rubbermaid Commercial
Products®, Graco®, Baby Jogger®, NUK®, Calphalon®, Rubbermaid®,
Contigo®, First Alert®, and Yankee Candle®. For hundreds of millions of
consumers, Newell Brands makes life better every day, where they live,
learn, work and play.

This press release and additional information about Newell Brands are
available on the company's website, www.newellbrands.com.

Caution Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

Some of the statements in this press release and its exhibits,
particularly those anticipating future financial performance, business
prospects, growth, operating strategies and similar matters, are
forward- looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private
Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements generally can
be identified by the use of words such as "intend," "anticipate,"
"believe," "estimate," "project," "target," "plan," "expect," "will,"
"should," "would" or similar statements. We caution that forward-looking
statements are not guarantees because there are inherent difficulties in
predicting future results. In addition, there are no assurances that we
will complete any or all of the potential transactions or other
initiatives referenced above. Actual results may differ materially from
those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Important
factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those
suggested by the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited
to:

  • our dependence on the strength of retail, commercial and industrial
    sectors of the economy in various parts of the world;
  • competition with other manufacturers and distributors of consumer
    products;
  • major retailers' strong bargaining power and consolidation of our
    customers;
  • our ability to improve productivity, reduce complexity and streamline
    operations;
  • our ability to develop innovative new products, to develop, maintain
    and strengthen end-user brands and to realize the benefits of
    increased advertising and promotion spend;
  • risks related to our substantial indebtedness, a potential increase in
    interest rates or changes in our credit ratings;
  • our ability to effectively accelerate our transformation plan and
    explore and execute our strategic options;
  • our ability to complete planned acquisitions and divestitures, to
    integrate Jarden and other acquisitions and unexpected costs or
    expenses associated with acquisitions or dispositions;
  • changes in the prices of raw materials and sourced products and our
    ability to obtain raw materials and sourced products in a timely
    manner;
  • the risks inherent to our foreign operations, including currency
    fluctuations, exchange controls and pricing restrictions;
  • a failure of one of our key information technology systems or related
    controls;
  • future events that could adversely affect the value of our assets and
    require impairment charges;
  • the impact of United States and foreign regulations on our operations,
    including the impacts of tariffs and environmental remediation costs;
  • the potential inability to attract, retain and motivate key employees;
  • the resolution of tax contingencies resulting in additional tax
    liabilities;
  • product liability, product recalls or related regulatory actions;
  • our ability to protect intellectual property rights;
  • significant increases in the funding obligations related to our
    pension plans; and
  • other factors listed from time to time in our filings with the
    Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, our
    Annual Report on Form 10-K.

The information contained in this press release and the tables is as of
the date indicated. The company assumes no obligation to update any
forward-looking statements as a result of new information, future events
or developments.

         
NEWELL BRANDS INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (Unaudited)
(Amounts in millions, except per share data)
                 
 
For the three months ended June 30, For the six months ended June 30,
  2018   2017

 

% Change

  2018   2017

% Change

 
Net sales $ 2,203.1 $ 2,527.4 (12.8)% $ 4,015.9 $ 4,618.0 (13.0)%
Cost of products sold   1,428.0   1,650.2   2,635.2   3,032.6
GROSS PROFIT 775.1 877.2 (11.6)% 1,380.7 1,585.4 (12.9)%
% of sales 35.2 % 34.7 % 34.4 % 34.3 %
 
Selling, general and administrative expenses 613.6 695.8 (11.8)% 1,239.9 1,364.8 (9.2)%
27.9 % 27.5 % 30.9 % 29.6 %
 
Restructuring costs, net 45.7 23.6 51.1 32.9
 
Impairment of goodwill, intangibles and other assets 31.6 65.5 31.6 83.9
       
OPERATING INCOME 84.2 92.3 (8.8)% 58.1 103.8 (44.0)%
% of sales 3.8 % 3.7 % 1.4 % 2.2 %
 
Nonoperating expenses:
Interest expense, net 120.5 114.5 236.6 236.6
Loss on extinguishment of debt 4.5 32.3
Other (income) expense, net   (13.2)   28.2   (14.6)   (758.6)
107.3 147.2 222.0 (489.7)
       
INCOME (LOSS) BEFORE INCOME TAXES   (23.1)   (54.9) (57.9)%   (163.9)   593.5 (127.6)%
% of sales (1.0)% (2.2)% (4.1)% 12.9 %
 
Income tax expense (benefit) 53.0 (71.5) (33.4) 31.5
Effective rate (229.4)% 130.2 % 20.4 % 5.3 %
       
INCOME (LOSS) FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS   (76.1)   16.6 (558.4)%   (130.5)   562.0 (123.2)%
% of sales (3.5)% 0.7 % (3.2)% 12.2 %
 
Income from discontinued operations, net of tax 207.8 206.4 315.5 299.5
       
NET INCOME $ 131.7 $ 223.0 (40.9)% $ 185.0 $ 861.5 (78.5)%
% of sales 6.0 % 8.8 % 4.6 % 18.7 %
 
Weighted average common shares outstanding:

Basic

486.2 484.3 486.1 484.2

Diluted

486.2 485.9 486.1 485.8
 
Earnings (loss) per share:
Basic:

Income (loss) from continuing operations

$ (0.16) $ 0.03 $ (0.27) $ 1.16
Income from discontinued operations   0.43   0.43   0.65   0.62
Net income $ 0.27 $ 0.46 (41.3)% $ 0.38 $ 1.78 (78.7)%
 
Diluted:
Income (loss) from continuing operations $ (0.16) $ 0.03 $ (0.27) $ 1.15
Income from discontinued operations   0.43   0.43   0.65   0.62
Net income $ 0.27 $ 0.46 (41.3)% $ 0.38 $ 1.77 (78.5)%
 
Dividends per share $ 0.23 $ 0.23 $ 0.46 $ 0.42
 
             
NEWELL BRANDS INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
in Millions
   
At June 30, 2018 At June 30, 2017
   
 
Assets
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents $ 2,279.4 $ 780.2
Accounts receivable, net 1,928.7 2,065.5
Inventories, net 1,860.3 1,838.9
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 310.7 280.3
Current assets held for sale 7,368.3 4,044.8
   
Total current assets 13,747.4 9,009.7
 
Property, plant and equipment, net 929.0 936.0
Goodwill 6,836.0 6,787.8
Other intangible assets, net 10,095.1 10,185.2
Deferred income taxes 215.9 38.2
Noncurrent assets held for sale - 6,630.5
Other assets 367.8 362.6
   
TOTAL ASSETS $ 32,191.2 $ 33,950.0
 
Liabilities and stockholders' equity
Current liabilities
Accounts payable $ 1,017.3 $ 1,234.1
Accrued compensation 119.9 140.5
Other accrued liabilities 1,101.1 1,138.9
Short-term debt and current portion of long-term debt 1,202.2 1,220.0
Current liabilities held for sale 902.4 1,356.2
   
Total current liabilities 4,342.9 5,089.7
 
Long-term debt 9,300.7 10,172.0
Deferred income taxes 3,097.9 4,639.6
Noncurrent liabilities held for sale - 75.2

Other noncurrent liabilities

1,458.5 1,695.3
   
Total liabilities $ 18,200.0 $ 21,671.8
 
Stockholders' equity
Total stockholders' equity attributable to parent 13,958.3 12,244.4
 
Total stockholders' equity attributable to non-controlling interests 32.9 33.8
   
Total stockholders' equity $ 13,991.2 $ 12,278.2
   
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY $ 32,191.2 $ 33,950.0
 
 
NEWELL BRANDS INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
         
in Millions
 
For the six months ended June 30,
2018 2017
Operating Activities
 
Net income $ 185.0 $ 861.5
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash used in operating
activities:
Depreciation and amortization 254.8 320.0
Impairment of goodwill, intangibles and other assets 485.6 84.6
Gain from sale of businesses, net (461.8) (758.1)
Loss on extinguishment of debt - (1.9)
Deferred income taxes (37.9) (60.9)
Stock based compensation expense 37.7 39.7
Other, net 2.4 6.2
 
Changes in operating accounts excluding the effects of acquisitions
and divestitures:
Accounts receivable (111.2) (49.4)
Inventories (250.3) (498.8)
Accounts payable (214.0) 177.2
Accrued liabilities and other   (280.8)   (326.9)
 
Net cash used in operating activities $ (390.5) $ (206.8)
 
Investing Activities
 
Proceeds from sale of divested businesses 2,665.4 1,901.7
Acquisitions and acquisition-related activities - (557.6)
Capital expenditures (201.0) (191.2)
Other investing activities   (4.0)   5.4
 
Net cash provided by investing activities $ 2,460.4 $ 1,158.3
 
Financing Activities
 
Net short term borrowings (18.1) 620.1
Payments on long-term debt (1.4) (1,159.5)
Cash dividends (224.9) (204.3)
Option proceeds net of repurchase of restricted shares for vesting   (18.5)   (54.0)
 
Net cash used in financing activities $ (262.9) $ (797.7)
 
Exchange rate effect on cash and cash equivalents   (13.3)   38.9
 
Increase in cash and cash equivalents 1,793.7 192.7
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   485.7   587.5
 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 2,279.4 $ 780.2
 
         
NEWELL BRANDS INC.
Financial Worksheet - Segment Reporting
For the three and six months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017
in Millions
                                                       
 
For the three months ended March 31, 2018 For the three months ended March 31, 2017 Year over year changes
Reported Reported Normalized Normalized Reported Reported Normalized Normalized Normalized
Operating Operating Excluded Operating Operating Operating Operating Excluded Operating Operating Net Sales Operating Income
Net Sales Income Margin

Items

Income Margin Net Sales Income Margin

Items

Income Margin $ % $ %
 
FOOD AND APPLIANCES 535.5 13.7 2.6 % 9.2 22.9 4.3 % 521.7 31.1 6.0 % 6.8 37.9 7.3 % 13.8 2.6 % (15.0) (39.6)%
HOME AND OUTDOOR LIVING 669.7 7.8 1.2 % 21.0 28.8 4.3 % 671.3 30.5 4.5 % 17.6 48.1 7.2 % (1.6) (0.2)% (19.3) (40.1)%
LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT 607.0 66.2 10.9 % 26.5 92.7 15.3 % 696.6 109.5 15.7 % 12.4 121.9 17.5 % (89.6) (12.9)% (29.2) (24.0)%
OTHER 0.6 0.9 150.0 % 0.9 150.0 % 201.0 (16.4) (8.2)% 22.1 5.7 2.8 % (200.4) (99.7)% (4.8) (84.2)%
RESTRUCTURING (5.4) ─ % 5.4 ─ % (9.3) ─ % 9.3 ─ % ─ % ─ %
CORPORATE (109.3) ─ % 39.5 (69.8) ─ % (133.9) ─ % 79.3 (54.6) ─ % ─ % (15.2) (27.8)%
                   
$ 1,812.8 $ (26.1) (1.4)% $ 101.6 $ 75.5 4.2 % $ 2,090.6 $ 11.5 0.6 % $ 147.5 $ 159.0 7.6 % $ (277.8) (13.3)% $ (83.5) (52.5)%
 
For the three months ended June 30, 2018 For the three months ended June 30, 2017 Year over year changes
Reported Reported Normalized Normalized Reported Reported Normalized Normalized Normalized
Operating Operating Excluded Operating Operating Operating Operating Excluded Operating Operating Net Sales Operating Income
Net Sales Income Margin

Items

Income Margin Net Sales Income Margin

Items

Income Margin $ % $ %
 
FOOD AND APPLIANCES 621.3 40.4 6.5 % 10.0 50.4 8.1 % 705.1 70.8 10.0 % 13.3 84.1 11.9 % (83.8) (11.9)% (33.7) (40.1)%
HOME AND OUTDOOR LIVING 741.7 9.4 1.3 % 41.1 50.5 6.8 % 795.3 39.6 5.0 % 20.4 60.0 7.5 % (53.6) (6.7)% (9.5) (15.8)%
LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT 838.7 195.5 23.3 % 12.9 208.4 24.8 % 990.0 224.2 22.6 % 12.9 237.1 23.9 % (151.3) (15.3)% (28.7) (12.1)%
OTHER 1.4 1.5 107.1 % 1.5 107.1 % 37.0 (69.1) (186.8)% 59.5 (9.6) (25.9)% (35.6) (96.2)% 11.1 115.6 %
RESTRUCTURING (45.7) ─ % 45.7 ─ % (23.6) ─ % 23.6 ─ % ─ % ─ %
CORPORATE (116.9) ─ % 45.2 (71.7) ─ % (149.6) ─ % 91.3 (58.3) ─ % ─ % (13.4) (23.0)%
                   
$ 2,203.1 $ 84.2 3.8 % $ 154.9 $ 239.1 10.9 % $ 2,527.4 $ 92.3 3.7 % $ 221.0 $ 313.3 12.4 % $ (324.3) (12.8)% $ (74.2) (23.7)%
 
For the six months ended June 30, 2018 For the six months ended June 30, 2017 Year over year changes
Reported Reported Normalized Normalized Reported Reported Normalized Normalized Normalized
Operating Operating Excluded Operating Operating Operating Operating Excluded Operating Operating Net Sales Operating Income
Net Sales Income Margin

Items

Income Margin Net Sales Income Margin

Items

Income Margin $ % $ %
 
FOOD AND APPLIANCES 1,156.8 54.1 4.7 % 19.2 73.3 6.3 % 1,226.8 101.9 8.3 % 20.1 122.0 9.9 % (70.0) (5.7)% (48.7) (39.9)%
HOME AND OUTDOOR LIVING 1,411.4 17.2 1.2 % 62.1 79.3 5.6 % 1,466.6 70.1 4.8 % 38.0 108.1 7.4 % (55.2) (3.8)% (28.8) (26.6)%
LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT 1,445.7 261.7 18.1 % 39.4 301.1 20.8 % 1,686.6 333.7 19.8 % 25.3 359.0 21.3 % (240.9) (14.3)% (57.9) (16.1)%
OTHER 2.0 2.4 120.0 % 2.4 120.0 % 238.0 (85.5) (35.9)% 81.6 (3.9) (1.6)% (236.0) (99.2)% 6.3 161.5 %
RESTRUCTURING (51.1) ─ % 51.1 ─ % (32.9) ─ % 32.9 ─ % ─ % ─ %
CORPORATE (226.2) ─ % 84.7 (141.5) ─ % (283.5) ─ % 170.6 (112.9) ─ % ─ % (28.6) (25.3)%
                   
$ 4,015.9 $ 58.1 1.4 % $ 256.5 $ 314.6 7.8 % $ 4,618.0 $ 103.8 2.2 % $ 368.5 $ 472.3 10.2 % $ (602.1) (13.0)% $ (157.7) (33.4)%
 
 
NEWELL BRANDS INC.
Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Information
CERTAIN LINE ITEMS
(in millions, except per share data)
                                         
For the three months ended June 30, 2018

GAAP Measure

Acquisition Transaction Other Net gain/(loss) Non-GAAP Measure
Integration amortization and Divestiture non-recurring on sale Percentage
Reported costs [1] costs [2] related costs [3] costs [4] items [5] of business [6] Tax items [7] Normalized* of sales
 
Cost of products sold $ 1,428.0 $ (1.6) $ 2.4 $ 1,428.8 64.9%
 
Gross profit 775.1 1.6 (2.4) 774.3 35.1%
 
Selling, general and administrative expenses 613.6 (22.0) (32.8) (5.6) (2.2) (15.8) 535.2 24.3%
 
Restructuring costs 45.7 (45.7)
 
Impairment charges 31.6 (31.6)
 
Operating income 84.2 69.3 64.4 5.6 2.2 13.4 239.1 10.9%
 
Non-operating (income) expenses 107.3 11.0 118.3
 
Income (loss) before income taxes (23.1) 69.3 64.4 5.6 2.2 2.4 120.8
 
Income taxes [7] 53.0 (26.8) (24.9) (2.2) (0.8) (0.9) 5.6 2.5 5.5
 
Net income (loss) from continuing operations (76.1) 96.1 89.3 7.8 3.0 3.3 (5.6) (2.5) 115.3
 
Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax 207.8 10.6 458.5 16.5 0.2 (411.9) 3.9 285.6
 
Net income (loss) $ 131.7 $ 106.7 $ 547.8 $ 7.8 $ 19.5 $ 3.5 $ (417.5) $ 1.4 $ 400.9
 
Diluted earnings per share** $ 0.27 $ 0.22 $ 1.12 $ 0.02 $ 0.04 $ 0.01 $ (0.86) $ 0.82
 
 
* Normalized results are financial measures that are not in
accordance with GAAP and exclude the above normalized adjustments.
See below for a discussion of each of these adjustments.
**Totals may not add due to rounding.
 
[1] During the thee months ended June 30, 2018, the Company incurred
costs primarily associated with the Accelerated Transformation Plan
of $78.9 million ($9.6 million of which is reported in discontinued
operations), including $48.2 million of restructuring costs ($2.5
million of which is reported in discontinued operations).
 
[2] During the three months ended June 30, 2018, the Company
incurred acquisition amortization costs of $42.2 million ($9.4
million of which is reported in discontinued operations). During the
three months ended June 30, 2018, the Company recognized impairment
charges of $485.6 million ($31.6 million, primarily related to Home
Fragrance fixed assets impairments, and $454.0 million reported in
discontinued operations related to goodwill impairment attributable
to the Process Solutions businesses held for sale).
 
[3] During the three months ended June 30, 2018, the Company
recognized transaction and related costs of $5.6 million.
 
[4] During the three months ended June 30, 2018, the Company
recognized $17.0 million of costs ($14.8 million of which were
reported in discontinued operations) primarily related to costs
associated with the planned divestitures of Goody, Waddington, Team
Sports, Process Solutions and Commercial and Consumer Solutions
businesses.
 

(5) During the three months ended June 30, 2018, the Company
recorded $2.4 million, net of recoveries, for fire-related losses
in the Writing business; $3.9 million of bad debt related to a
customer in the Baby business; $10.7 million of costs related to
the proxy contest; $1.2 million of consulting for accounting
standard adoption; $11.3 million gain on legacy Jarden investment
and $0.3 million of pension settlement costs.

 

[6] During the three months ended June 30, 2018, the Company
recognized a gain of $597.6 million related to the sale of the
Waddington business and a loss of $136.4 million related to the
sale of the Rawlings business.

 
[7] The Company determined the tax effect of the items excluded from
normalized results by applying the estimated effective rate for the
applicable jurisdiction in which the pre-tax items were incurred,
and for which realization of the resulting tax benefit, if any, is
expected. In certain situations in which an item excluded from
normalized results impacts income tax expense, the Company uses a
"with" and "without" approach to determine normalized income tax
expense. The Company's income taxes from continuing operations
reflect the updated forecasted annualized effective tax rate.
 
 
NEWELL BRANDS INC.
Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Information
CERTAIN LINE ITEMS
(in millions, except per share data)
                                         
For the six months ended June 30, 2018
GAAP Measure Acquisition Transaction Other Net gain/(loss) Non-GAAP Measure
Integration amortization and Divestiture non-recurring on sale Percentage
Reported costs [1] costs [2] related costs [3] costs [4] items [5] of business [6] Tax items [7] Normalized* of Sales
 
Cost of products sold $ 2,635.2 $ (2.8) $ 5.2 $ 2,637.6 65.7%
 
Gross profit 1,380.7 2.8 (5.2) 1,378.3 34.3%
 
Selling, general and administrative expenses 1,239.9 (51.2) (66.3) (11.2) (4.1) (43.4) 1,063.7 26.5%
 
Restructuring costs 51.1 (51.1)
 
Impairment charges 31.6 (31.6)
 
Operating income 58.1 105.1 97.9 11.2 4.1 38.2 314.6 7.8%
 
Non-operating (income) expenses 222.0 10.8 0.6 233.4
 
Income (loss) before income taxes (163.9) 105.1 97.9 11.2 4.1 27.4 (0.6) 81.2
 
Income taxes [7] (33.4) (18.2) (16.9) (0.9) (0.4) 5.0 5.5 2.5 (56.8)
 
Net income (loss) from continuing operations (130.5) 123.3 114.8 12.1 4.5 22.4 (6.1) (2.5) 138.0
 
Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax 315.5 17.5 482.6 18.7 0.3 (411.9) 3.9 426.6
 
Net income (loss) $ 185.0 $ 140.8 $ 597.4 $ 12.1 $ 23.2 $ 22.7 $ (418.0) $ 1.4 $ 564.6
 
Diluted earnings per share** $ 0.38 $ 0.29 $ 1.23 $ 0.02 $ 0.05 $ 0.05 $ (0.86) $ 1.16
 
 
* Normalized results are financial measures that are not in
accordance with GAAP and exclude the above normalized adjustments.
See below for a discussion of each of these adjustments.
**Totals may not add due to rounding.
 
[1] During the six months ended June 30, 2018, the Company incurred
costs primarily associated with the Accelerated Transformation Plan
of $123.7 million ($18.6 million of which is reported in
discontinued operations), including $56.1 million of restructuring
costs ($5.0 million of which is reported in discontinued operations).
 
[2] During the six months ended June 30, 2018, the Company incurred
acquisition amortization costs of $107.3 million ($41.0 million of
which is reported in discontinued operations). During the six months
ended June 30, 2018, the Company recognized impairment charges of
$485.6 million ($31.6 million, primarily related to Home Fragrance
fixed assets impairments, and $454.0 million reported in
discontinued operations related to goodwill impairment attributable
to the Process Solutions businesses held for sale).
 
[3] During the six months ended June 30, 2018, the Company
recognized transaction and related costs of $11.2 million.
 
[4] During the six months ended June 30, 2018, the Company
recognized $21.8 million of costs ($17.7 million of which is
reported in discontinued operations) primarily related to costs
associated with the divestitures of Waddington and Team Sports and
planned divestitures of Goody, Process Solutions and Commercial and
Consumer Solutions businesses.
 

[5] During the six months ended June 30, 2018, the Company
recorded $5.2 million, net of recoveries, for fire-related losses
in the Writing business; $25.5 million of bad debt related to a
customer in the Baby business; $16.7 million of costs related to
the proxy contest; $1.2 million of consulting for accounting
standard adoption; $11.3 million gain on legacy Jarden investment
and $0.5 million of pension settlement costs ($0.2 million of
which is reported in discontinued operations).

 
[6] During the six months ended June 30, 2018, the Company
recognized a gain of $597.6 million related to the sale of the
Waddington business, a loss of $136.4 million related to the sale of
the Rawlings business, and a gain of $0.6 million related to a
working capital adjustment related to the sale of the Tools business.
 
[7] The Company determined the tax effect of the items excluded from
normalized results by applying the estimated effective rate for the
applicable jurisdiction in which the pre-tax items were incurred,
and for which realization of the resulting tax benefit, if any, is
expected. In certain situations in which an item excluded from
normalized results impacts income tax expense, the Company uses a
"with" and "without" approach to determine normalized income tax
expense. The Company's income taxes from continuing operations
reflect the updated forecasted annualized effective tax rate.
 
 
NEWELL BRANDS INC.
Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Information
CERTAIN LINE ITEMS
(in millions, except per share data)
                                                 
For the three months ended June 30, 2017  
GAAP Measure Project Acquisition and Acquisition Transaction Other Loss on Non-GAAP Measure
Renewal Inventory integration amortization and Divestiture non-recurring extinguishment Gain Percentage
Reported costs [1] step up [2] costs [3] costs [4] related costs [5] costs [6] items [7] of debt [8] on sale [9] Normalized* of Sales
 
Cost of products sold $ 1,650.2 $ (0.6) $ (5.7) $ (6.1) $ (2.9) $ (7.6) $ 1,627.3 64.4%
 
Gross profit 877.2 0.6 5.7 6.1 2.9 7.6 900.1 35.6%
 
Selling, general and administrative expenses 695.8 (2.6) (62.1) (26.9) (12.1) (5.3) 586.8 23.2%
 
Restructuring costs 23.6 (8.8) (14.8)
 
Impairment charges 65.5 (65.5)
 
Operating income 92.3 12.0 5.7 83.0 95.3 12.1 5.3 7.6 313.3 12.4%
 
Non-operating (income) expenses 147.2 (4.5) (25.9) 116.8
 
Income (loss) before income taxes (54.9) 12.0 5.7 83.0 95.3 12.1 5.3 7.6 4.5 25.9 196.5
 
Income taxes [10] (71.5) 4.3 2.1 31.1 34.4 4.2 2.1 2.6 1.6 10.9
 
Net income from continuing operations 16.6 7.7 3.6 51.9 60.9 7.9 3.2 5.0 2.9 25.9 185.6
 
Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax 206.4 8.2 21.7 236.3
 
Net income (loss) $ 223.0 $ 7.7 $ 3.6 $ 60.1 $ 82.6 $ 7.9 $ 3.2 $ 5.0 $ 2.9 $ 25.9 $ 421.9
 
Diluted earnings per share** $ 0.46 $ 0.02 $ 0.01 $ 0.12 $ 0.17 $ 0.02 $ 0.01 $ 0.01 $ 0.01 $ 0.05 $ 0.87
 
 
* Normalized results are financial measures that are not in
accordance with GAAP and exclude the above normalized adjustments.
See below for a discussion of each of these adjustments.
**Totals may not add due to rounding.
 
[1] Costs associated with Project Renewal during the three months
ended June 30, 2017 include $3.2 million of project-related costs
and $8.8 million of restructuring costs Project-related costs
include inventory rationalization, advisory and consultancy costs,
compensation and related costs of personnel dedicated to
transformation projects, and other project-related costs.
 
[2] During the three months ended June 30, 2017, the Company
recognized $5.7 million of non-cash charges related to the fair
value step up of inventory related to the Sistema acquisition.
 
[3] During the three months ended June 30, 2017, the Company
incurred costs primarily associated with the Jarden integration of
$96.2 million of costs ($13.2 million of which is reported in
discontinued operations), including $21.7 million of restructuring
costs ($6.9 million of which is reported in discontinued operations).
 
[4] During the three months ended June 30, 2017, the Company
incurred acquisition amortization costs of $63.6 million ($33.8
million of which is reported in discontinued operations). During the
three months ended June 30, 2017, the Company recognized $66.2
million of impairment charges ($0.7 million of which are reported in
discontinued operations), primarily associated with assets of the
Winter Sports held for sale.
 
[5] During the three months ended June 30, 2017, the Company
recognized $12.1 million of transaction and related costs, primarily
associated with the Sistema acquisition.
 
[6] During the three months ended June 30, 2017, the Company
recognized $5.3 million of transaction and related costs primarily
associated with the divestitures of the Lehigh and Fire building
businesses and planned divestiture of the Winter Sports business.
 
[7] During the three months ended June 30, 2017, the Company
incurred $7.6 million of fire-related losses and costs, net of
recoveries, in the Writing business.
 
[8] During the three months ended June 30, 2017, the Company
incurred a $4.5 million loss related to the extinguishment of debt,
consisting of a make-whole payment of $8.6 million and fees,
partially offset by $4.1 million of non-cash write-offs from related
swap gains.
 
[9] During the three months ended June 30, 2017, the Company
recognized a net loss of $25.9 million related to the sale of the
divested businesses (Tools, Lehigh, and Zoot). The related tax
benefit was offset by $10.6 million of deferred tax expense related
to the difference between the book and tax basis on the pending sale
of the Winter Sports business.
 
[10] The Company determined the tax effect of the items excluded
from normalized results by applying the estimated effective rate for
the applicable jurisdiction in which the pre-tax items were
incurred, and for which realization of the resulting tax benefit, if
any, is expected. In certain situations in which an item excluded
from normalized results impacts income tax expense, the Company uses
a "with" and "without" approach to determine normalized income tax
expense.
 
 
NEWELL BRANDS INC.
Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Information
CERTAIN LINE ITEMS
(in millions, except per share data)
                                                 
For the six months ended June 30, 2017
GAAP Measure Project Acquisition and Acquisition Transaction Other Loss on Non-GAAP Measure
Renewal Inventory integration amortization and Divestiture non-recurring extinguishment Gain Percentage
Reported costs [1] step up [2] costs [3] costs [4] related costs [5] costs [6] items [7] of debt [8] on sale [6] Normalized* of Sales
 
Cost of products sold $ 3,032.6 $ (1.5) $ (7.6) $ (8.8) $ (5.7) $ (7.6) $ 3,001.4 65.0%
 
Gross profit 1,585.4 1.5 7.6 8.8 5.7 7.6 1,616.6 35.0%
 
Selling, general and administrative expenses 1,364.8 (4.6) (109.2) (72.3) (15.4) (19.0) 1,144.3 24.8%
 
Restructuring costs 32.9 (10.3) (22.6)
 
Impairment charges 83.9 (83.9)
 
Operating income 103.8 16.4 7.6 140.6 161.9 15.4 19.0 7.6 472.3 10.2%
 
Non-operating (income) expenses (489.7) (2.0) (32.3) 758.1 234.1
 
Income (loss) before income taxes 593.5 16.4 7.6 140.6 161.9 17.4 19.0 7.6 32.3 (758.1) 238.2
 
Income taxes [10] 31.5 5.7 2.7 49.2 55.5 5.9 6.4 2.6 10.4 (157.6) 12.3
 
Net income (loss) from continuing operations 562.0 10.7 4.9 91.4 106.4 11.5 12.6 5.0 21.9 (600.5) 225.9
 
Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax 299.5 13.5 46.6 359.6
 
Net income (loss) $ 861.5 $ 10.7 $ 4.9 $ 104.9 $ 153.0 $ 11.5 $ 12.6 $ 5.0 $ 21.9 $ (600.5) $ 585.5
 
Diluted earnings per share** $ 1.77 $ 0.02 $ 0.01 $ 0.22 $ 0.31 $ 0.02 $ 0.03 $ 0.01 $ 0.05 $ (1.23) $ 1.21
 
 
* Normalized results are financial measures that are not in
accordance with GAAP and exclude the above normalized adjustments.
See below for a discussion of each of these adjustments.
**Totals may not add due to rounding.
 
[1] Costs associated with Project Renewal during the six months
ended June 30, 2017 include $6.1 million of project-related costs
and $10.3 million of restructuring costs. Project-related costs
include inventory rationalization, advisory and consultancy costs,
compensation and related costs of personnel dedicated to
transformation projects, and other project-related costs.
 
[2] During the six months ended June 30, 2017, the Company
recognized $7.6 million of non-cash charges related to the fair
value step up of inventory related to the Sistema and WoodWick
(Smith Mountain Industries) acquisitions.
 
[3] During the six months ended June 30, 2017, the Company incurred
costs primarily associated with the Jarden integration of $161.5
million ($20.9 million of which is reported in discontinued
operations), including $33.5 million of restructuring costs ($10.9
million of which is reported in discontinued operations).
 
[4] During the six months ended June 30, 2017, the Company incurred
acquisition amortization costs of $148.3 million ($70.3 million of
which is reported in discontinued operations). During the six months
ended June 30, 2017, the Company recognized $84.6 million of
impairment charges ($0.7 million of which are reported in
discontinued operations), primarily associated with assets of the
Winter Sports and Fire building businesses held for sale.
 
[5] During the six months ended June 30, 2017, the Company
recognized $17.4 million of transaction and related costs, which
includes $2.0 million of hedge loss associated with the Sistema
acquisition.
 
[6] During the six months ended June 30, 2017, the Company
recognized $19.0 million of costs primarily associated with the
divestiture of the Tools business (excluding Dymo® industrial
labeling) and planned divestitures of other businesses.
 
[7] During the six months ended June 30, 2017, the Company incurred
$7.6 million of fire-related losses and costs, net of recoveries, in
the Writing business.
 
[8] During the six months ended June 30, 2017, the Company incurred
a $32.3 million loss related to the extinguishment of debt,
consisting of a make-whole payment of $34.2 million and fees,
partially offset by $1.9 million of non-cash write-offs.
 
[9] During the six months ended June 30, 2017, the Company
recognized $758.1 million of net gains related to the sale of
businesses, primarily Tools. During the six months ended June 30
2017, the Company recognized $10.6 million of deferred tax expense
related to the difference between the book and tax basis on the
pending sale of the Winter Sports business.
 
[10] The Company determined the tax effect of the items excluded
from normalized results by applying the estimated effective rate for
the applicable jurisdiction in which the pre-tax items were
incurred, and for which realization of the resulting tax benefit, if
any, is expected. In certain situations in which an item excluded
from normalized results impacts income tax expense, the Company uses
a "with" and "without" approach to determine normalized income tax
expense.
 
             
NEWELL BRANDS INC.
CORE SALES ANALYSIS BY SEGMENT (UNAUDITED)
FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2018 AND 2017
                              in Millions
June 30, 2018 June 30, 2017        

ASC 606

Acquisitions

Revenue

2018

and

2017

Recognition

Increase (Decrease)

Net Sales

Divestitures,

Net sales

Currency

2018

Net Sales

Divestitures

Adjustments

2017

Core Sales

(ACTUAL)

   

Net [1] [2]

   

Base Business

   

Impact

   

Core Sales

(ACTUAL)

   

[1]

   

[3]

   

Core Sales

$

   

%

 
FOOD AND APPLIANCES 621.3 621.3 1.8 623.1 705.1 (0.3) (26.4) 678.4 (55.3) (8.2)%
 
HOME AND OUTDOOR LIVING 741.7 (16.2) 725.5 (10.1) 715.4 795.3 (10.8) (20.5) 764.0 (48.6) (6.4)%
 
LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT 838.7 838.7 (7.2) 831.5 990.0 0.2 (17.5) 972.7 (141.2) (14.5)%
 
OTHER 1.4 (1.3) 0.1 (0.1) 37.0 (36.3) (1.6) (0.9) 0.9 (100.0)%
 
DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS 1,525.7 (0.1) 1,525.6 (13.0) 1,512.6 1,527.2 (1.6) (14.1) 1,511.5 1.1 0.1 %
                                                 
TOTAL COMPANY $ 3,728.8     $ (17.6)     $ 3,711.2     $ (28.6)     $ 3,682.6   $ 4,054.6     $ (48.8)     $ (80.1)     $ 3,925.7 $ (243.1) (6.2)%
 
CORE SALES ANALYSIS BY GEOGRAPHY (UNAUDITED)
 
June 30, 2018 June 30, 2017        

ASC 606

Acquisitions

Revenue

2018

and

2017

Recognition

Increase (Decrease)

Net Sales

Divestitures,

Net Sales

Currency

2018

Net Sales

Divestitures

Adjustments

2017

Core Sales

(ACTUAL)

   

Net [1] [2]

   

Base Business

   

Impact

   

Core Sales

(ACTUAL)

   

[1]

   

[3]

   

Core Sales

$

   

%

 
NORTH AMERICA 2,913.9 (16.4) 2,897.5 (8.9) 2,888.6 3,178.3 (26.1) (69.5) 3,082.7 (194.1) (6.3)%
 
EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST, AFRICA 447.7 0.1 447.8 (29.9) 417.9 471.6 (12.2) (3.5) 455.9 (38.0) (8.3)%
 
LATIN AMERICA 153.4 153.4 14.2 167.6 177.7 (0.3) (3.0) 174.4 (6.8) (3.9)%
 
ASIA PACIFIC 213.8 (1.3) 212.5 (4.0) 208.5 227.0 (10.2) (4.1) 212.7 (4.2) (2.0)%
                                               
TOTAL COMPANY $ 3,728.8     $ (17.6)     $ 3,711.2     $ (28.6)     $ 3,682.6 $ 4,054.6     $ (48.8)     $ (80.1)     $ 3,925.7 $ (243.1) (6.2)%
 
[1] Divestitures include actual divestitures comprised of
divestitures of Tools (excluding Dymo® Industrial Labelling) in the
first quarter of 2017, Fire Building, Lehigh®, and Teutonia
businesses, all in the second quarter of 2017, two winter sports
units, Völkl® and K2®, a remaining portion of the Rubbermaid®
Consumer Storage business during the third quarter of 2017, the
planned exit of a distribution agreement with Sprue Aegis, and the
sale of the YOU/Vitomit brand during the fourth quarter of 2017.
 
[2] Since the completion of the Jarden acquisition and consistent
with standard retail practice, the Home Fragrance and the Outdoor &
Recreation business in the Home & Outdoor Living segment exclude net
sales from retail store openings until the one year anniversary of
their opening dates and current and prior period net sales from
retail store closures from the decision date to close through their
closing dates.
 
[3] Certain costs and cash payments made to customers previously
recorded in costs of products sold and selling, general and
administrative expenses have been reclassified against sales as they
do not meet the specific criteria of providing a distinct good or
service under the new guidance - ASC 606.
 
             
NEWELL BRANDS INC.
CORE SALES ANALYSIS BY SEGMENT (UNAUDITED)
FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2018 AND 2017
                                in Millions
June 30, 2018 June 30, 2017        

ASC 606

Acquisitions

Revenue

2018

and

2017

Recognition

Increase (Decrease)

Net Sales

Divestitures

Net Sales

Currency

2018

Net Sales

Divestitures

Adjustments

2017

Core Sales

(ACTUAL)

   

Net [1] [2]

   

Base Business

   

Impact

   

Core Sales

(ACTUAL)

   

[1]

   

[3]

   

Core Sales

 

$

   

%

 
FOOD AND APPLIANCES 1,156.8 (30.8) 1,126.0 (4.5) 1,121.5 1,226.8 (2.6) (47.2) 1,177.0 (55.5) (4.7)%
 
HOME AND OUTDOOR LIVING 1,411.4 (38.4) 1,373.0 (30.0) 1,343.0 1,466.6 (20.2) (32.3) 1,414.1 (71.1) (5.0)%
 
LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT 1,445.7 1,445.7 (25.8) 1,419.9 1,686.6 (1.4) (24.6) 1,660.6 (240.7) (14.5)%
 
OTHER 2.0 (1.7) 0.3 0.3 238.0 (235.9) (2.3) (0.2) 0.5 (250.0)%
 
DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS 2,730.3 (1.7) 2,728.6 (37.1) 2,691.5 2,702.9 (3.2) (26.2) 2,673.5 18.0 0.7 %
                                               
TOTAL COMPANY $ 6,746.2     $ (72.6)