Ppg Industries: a Financial Analysis

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PPG Industries: A Financial Analysis PPG Industries was founded in 1883 by Captain John Baptiste Ford and John Pitcairn, and originally named the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company. This new industry was located in Creighton, Pennsylvania. The name was subsequently changed to PPG Industries, Inc. in 1968 in recognition of its diverse offerings. The company is an American owned and operated entity, supplying paints, coatings, optical products, specialty materials, chemicals, glass, and fiberglass on a global basis. Today, PPG operates in more than seventy countries around the world. (About PPG, 2013) As of the third quarter 2013, PPG reported their net sales of $4 billion, which was up 17% from the previous year (2112). Their adjusted earnings per share were record breaking at $2.44 per share, up 31% over last year with the recent recovery in the economy. Cash and short-term investments were $2.2 billion at the end of the third quarter. PPG anticipated its full-year share repurchases to be at the high end of what they had originally projected. They also reported earnings per share from continuing operations to be $1.52, which included previously announced charges from restricting and nonrecurring costs. (About PPG, 2013) The health of the economy is critical for the company because its products are not primary products; so during a recession, people will choose to purchase items of more importance than maintenance products. This explains the big decline in revenues for 2012; this equates to a 14% drop compared to the previous year. Also, it can be seen the earnings per share were down by 12% and the return on average capital was down by 10%. However, net sales were up by 2%, and share holder’s equity was up by 25%. (About PPG, 2013) PPG Industries For The Year 2012 2011 2010 In Millions Except for per shares Current Assets $7,702 $6,694 $7,058

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