Snap-on caps strong year

Kenosha-based Snap-on Inc. reported fourth quarter net earnings of $96.9 million, or $1.60 per share, up from $86.7 million, or $1.43 per share, in the same period a year ago.

The company reported quarterly net sales of $797.5 million, up from $753.2 million a year earlier.

“Our fourth quarter results, including a 5.9 percent sales increase and a 15.5 percent operating margin before financial services, demonstrate continued and balanced progress down our runways for both improvement and growth,” said Nick Pinchuk, Snap-on chairman and chief executive officer. “Despite some meaningful external headwinds throughout 2013, our full year sales reached a new milestone, surpassing $3 billion, and our full year operating margin before financial services of 15.1 percent reflects a 120 basis point year-over-year improvement. In 2014, we believe we’ll make further advances through Snap-on Value Creation, our suite of principles and processes we employ every day around safety, quality, customer connection, innovation and rapid continuous improvement. At the same time, to reach more and more professionals performing critical tasks wherever and whenever the costs and penalties for failure can be high, we’re continuing to drive forward along our runways for coherent growth: enhancing the franchise network, expanding in the vehicle repair garage, extending to critical industries and building in emerging markets. Finally, our progress in 2013 would not have been possible without the tremendous contributions and efforts of our franchisees and associates worldwide; I thank them all for their significant commitment and extraordinary dedication.”

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