Acco reveals Q3 results


9 November 2005 – Lincolnshire (IL): Acco Brands has revealed a drop in earnings in its Q3 results.

Net income dropped to $3.6 million, or EPS of $0.08, from $38.5 million, or EPS of $1.10, a year earlier. Operating income before restructuring and other charges was flat at $38 million.


Sales rose 39 per cent to hit $421.7 million.


The company said integration of Fortune Brands’ Acco World with GBC in August was still on track, and it expects to meet its annual target of $40 million in cost savings over the next three years.


Acco also revealed that it expects operating income and earnings growth to be below its long-term targets this year and the next, due to "negative synergies" from its spin-off from Fortune Brands and the GBC merger.