Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE:AVY) today announced preliminary, unaudited results for its first quarter ended April 2, 2022. Non-GAAP financial measures referenced in this document are reconciled to GAAP in the attached financial schedules. Unless otherwise indicated, comparisons are to the same period in the prior year.
“We once again delivered strong financial results amidst a challenging environment, with earnings ahead of expectations,” said Mitch Butier, Avery Dennison chairman and CEO.
“Our strong performance comes at a difficult time as COVID-19 continues, supply chains remain tight and inflationary pressures persist. Despite these challenges, we have raised our outlook and we continue to expect strong top- and bottom-line growth for the year,” said Butier. “We remain confident that the consistent execution of our strategies will enable us to meet our long-term goals for superior value creation through a balance of profitable growth and capital discipline.
“Once again, I want to thank our entire team for their tireless efforts to keep one another safe while continuing to deliver for our customers during this challenging period. The team continues to raise their game each quarter, to address the unique challenges at hand.”
First Quarter 2022 Results by Segment
Label and Graphic Materials
Reported sales increased 8% to $1.5 billion. Sales were up 12% ex. currency and 12% on an organic basis
Reported operating margin decreased 240 basis points to 14.0%. Adjusted EBITDA margin (non-GAAP) decreased 280 basis points to 15.6%, largely driven by the net impact of pricing, freight, and raw material costs. Adjusted EBITDA margin increased 110 basis points sequentially.
Inflation remains persistent in our materials businesses; we are anticipating roughly 20% inflation in 2022 compared to prior year.
Retail Branding and Information Solutions
Reported sales increased 41% to $679 million. Sales were up 43% ex. currency and 20% on an organic basis, reflecting strong growth in both the high value product categories and the base business.
Reported operating margin increased 90 basis points to 13.3%. Adjusted EBITDA margin increased 240 basis points to 19.1%, as the benefits from higher organic volume and acquisitions were partially offset by growth investments and higher employee-related costs.
The Vestcom business is achieving our acquisition objectives.
Industrial and Healthcare Materials
Reported sales decreased 1% to $190 million. Sales were up 1% ex. currency and 1% on an organic basis, reflecting a low-single digit decrease in industrial categories and a low-double digits increase in healthcare categories.
Reported operating margin decreased 410 basis points to 8.2%. Adjusted EBITDA margin decreased 410 basis points to 11.8% driven by lower volume/mix and the net impact of pricing, freight, and raw material costs.
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