OfficeMax® Incorporated, a leader in office and facility supplies, technology and services, today announced the results for its fiscal third quarter ended September 29, 2012.
Total sales were $1,744.6 million in the third quarter of 2012, a decrease of 1.7% from the third quarter of 2011. For the third quarter of 2012, OfficeMax reported operating income of $33.5 million, compared to $41.3 million in the third quarter of 2011, and net income available to OfficeMax common shareholders of $433.0 million, or $4.92 per diluted share, compared to $21.5 million, or $0.25 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2011.
Excluding the impact of changes in foreign exchange rates, the impact of stores closed and opened, and the shift in weeks resulting from our fiscal calendar, adjusted total sales in the third quarter of 2012 decreased 1.2% from the third quarter of 2011. A reconciliation to the company's GAAP sales results is included in this press release.
Results for the third quarter of 2012 included a non-cash gain of $670.8 million related to the extinguishment of non-recourse debt guaranteed by Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc. which increased net income by $416.4 million, or $4.73 per diluted share. The third quarter of 2012 also included $11.4 million of expenses to impair fixed assets associated with certain stores and to record a change in the estimated lease obligation of a previously closed store in the U.S. which reduced net income by $7.0 million or $0.08 per diluted share. Excluding these items, adjusted operating income in the third quarter of 2012 was $44.9 million, or 2.6% of sales, an increase from $41.3 million, or 2.3% of sales, in the third quarter of 2011; and adjusted net income available to OfficeMax common shareholders was $23.6 million, or $0.27 per diluted share, an increase from $21.5 million, or $0.25 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2011.