$MUSA (Murphy USA Inc.)

$MUSA {{ '2016-05-09T15:15:21+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

Retail marketing company $MUSA said organic unit growth is good & since the beginning of FY16, it opened three new stores, with 23 new stores under construction currently. $MUSA is on target to add between 60-80 stores to its network in 2016. All 10 of the planned raise & rebuild stores are expected to open for the peak summer driving season.

$DLTR {{ '2018-01-16T21:58:40+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DLTR announced that Stephanie Stahl has been appointed as a new independent director to the company's BoD. Ms. Stahl currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Knoll, Inc. and Chopt Creative Salad Company.

$AN {{ '2018-01-16T13:47:40+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Automotive retailer $AN said it expects the recent tax reform bill to positively impact its income from continuing operations by $41MM or $0.45 per share in 4Q17 and by $75-$100MM or $0.80-$1.10 per share in FY18. The company intends to use the resultant savings to invest in its brand extension strategy, Drive Pink initiatives and employees.

$AYI {{ '2018-01-11T14:05:21+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$AYI said it has been relatively acquisitive over its last 7 or 8 years and sees that is still a fundamental part of a way to deploy this excess cash flow. With regard to stock buyback, the company did buy back 2MM shares last year and $AYI has the authorization from the Board for another 2MM shares.

$AYI {{ '2018-01-11T14:02:35+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$AYI remains bullish regarding the company’s long-term prospects for continued profitable growth, particularly as the company brings more value-added solutions to the market for both new construction and the conversion of the installed base.

$AYI {{ '2018-01-11T13:58:00+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$AYI expects the price of certain LED components to continue to decline so at decelerating pace, while certain other costs, including certain components and commodity costs, especially steel prices, as well as certain employee-related costs due to further investments in associate headcount, wage inflation and health care costs all to rise somewhat.

$AYI {{ '2018-01-11T13:50:52+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$AYI said it has additional borrowing capacity of $244.7MM at Nov. 30, 2017 under credit facility, which does not expire until August 2019. $AYI now has authorization to repurchase up to 2MM shares of its common stock. $AYI will continue to seek the best use of its strong cash generation to enhance shareholder value.

$AYI {{ '2018-01-11T13:45:53+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$AYI said that its specific issues in the home center/showroom channel and certain international markets, the company was still able to grow its net sales in the U.S. and Canada by about 2% in 1Q18 far outpacing the negative growth rate of the overall lighting industry.

$AYI {{ '2018-01-11T13:06:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AYI now sees its blended consolidated effective income tax rate for FY18 to approximate 26-28% before discrete items, compared with nearly 35% for the prior year. $AYI sees tax rate for 2Q18 to be significantly lower than the estimated full-year blended tax rate to cumulatively adjust for the 35.5% tax rate recorded for 1Q18.

$AYI {{ '2018-01-11T13:04:58+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AYI expects certain headwinds in the home center/showroom channel to continue in the near term, giving way to growth in calendar 2H18 as the company brings new solutions to key customers and expand its access to market in this important sales channel.

$AYI {{ '2018-01-11T13:01:09+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AYI's gross profit for 1Q18 declined 2.6% year-over-year. This was due primarily to lower sales, unfavorable price/mix, and higher input costs for certain commodity-related items, such as steel, which were partially offset by lower costs for certain LED components and productivity improvements. Adjusted gross margin fell 80 basis points to 41.6%.

$AYI {{ '2018-01-11T12:58:08+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AYI's sales for 1Q18 declined 1% year-over-year. This was primarily due to a 1% decrease in sales volume and a 1% net unfavorable change in product prices and mix of products sold (price/mix), partially offset by a 1% favorable impact from changes in foreign exchange rates.

$AYI {{ '2018-01-11T12:54:51+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AYI CEO Vernon Nagel said 1Q18 sales results were below its expectations but once again better than market level performance as initial industry data suggests that the growth rate of its key end markets in North America was down low-single digits, which was in line with previous expectations.

$AYI {{ '2018-01-11T12:49:20+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AYI reported a 12.5% drop in 1Q18 earnings due to lower sales as well as last year's gain from sale of an investment in unconsolidated affiliate. Net income fell to $71.5MM or $1.70 per share from $81.7MM or $1.86 per share last year. Net sales declined 1% to $842.8MM. Adjusted EPS decreased 3% to $1.94.

$AYI {{ '2018-01-05T21:47:25+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

The Board of Directors of $AYI declared a quarterly dividend of $0.13 per share, payable on February 1, 2018 to shareholders of record on January 22, 2018.

$ODP {{ '2018-01-04T11:32:34+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ODP appointed Joseph T. Lower as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective January 8, 2018. In this new role, he will report directly to Chief Executive Officer Gerry Smith and will oversee all the financial aspects of the company. Lower succeeds Stephen E. Hare, who is retiring after four years in the role.

$ANDV {{ '2018-01-03T13:51:04+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ANDV agreed to acquire 100% of the equity of Rangeland Energy II, LLC. $ANDV expects the purchase price multiple to be approx. nine times expected 2018 EBITDA and approx. six times expected 2019 EBITDA, including synergies. $ANDV expects to drop down the pipeline assets to $ANDX at a later date. The acquisition is expected to close early in 1Q18.

$WSO {{ '2018-01-02T13:05:39+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WSO declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $1.25 on each outstanding share of its Common and Class B common stock. The cash dividend is payable on Jan 31, 2018 to shareholders of record at the close of business on Jan 16, 2018.

$DG {{ '2017-12-27T12:17:13+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DG intends to build a new distribution center in Longview, Texas and is expected to create about 400 new jobs at full capacity at the state-of-the-art facility in Gregg County. Construction should begin in early 2018.

$KMX {{ '2017-12-21T20:03:59+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$KMX said the slowdown in the comps in the non-impacted hurricane markets was a benefit for the wholesale business, which was the depreciation environment. The company said the boost of the hurricane replenishment of affected vehicles overshadowed the normal depreciation, which in turn hiked up the acquisition price in last quarter.

$KMX {{ '2017-12-21T19:55:10+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

In 4Q18, $KMX will be required to revalue its deferred tax asset based on estimated new tax rate. The company believes this would result in a one-time unfavorable impact on its tax provision of an estimated $50-65MM. This range could be impacted by the company's analysis of final law and its 4Q18 financial results.

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