WestRock Reports Fiscal 2019 Second Quarter Results

May 2, 2019 Off By Sebastian Reisig

WestRock Company (NYSE:WRK), a leading provider of differentiated paper and packaging solutions, today announced results for its fiscal second quarter ended March 31, 2019.

Second Quarter 2019 Highlights

  • Earned $0.62 per diluted share and $0.80 of adjusted earnings per diluted share compared to $0.86 of earnings per diluted share and $0.83 of adjusted earnings per diluted share in the prior year quarter.
  • The Corrugated Packaging segment delivered a Segment EBITDA margin of 18.5% and a North American Adjusted Segment EBITDA margin of 20.4%, an increase of 10 basis points and 40 basis points, respectively, compared to the prior year quarter.
  • Successfully completed the installation of a state-of-the-art curtain coater at the Mahrt mill, improving both the quality of the mill’s products and its productivity.
  • Achieved $70 million of run-rate synergies towards the $200 million target for the KapStone acquisition.
  • Recorded $30 million of income for the receipt of business interruption insurance proceeds related to the impact of Hurricane Michael on the Panama City mill, or $0.09 per diluted share, that was not included in the company’s guidance for the quarter.