Mohawk Industries Reports Record Third Quarter

CALHOUN, Georgia, Nov. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Mohawk Industries, Inc. today announced 2016 third quarter record net earnings of $270 million and diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $3.62, a 25% increase versus prior year. Excluding restructuring, acquisition and other charges, net earnings were $261 million and EPS was $3.50, a 17% increase over last year's third quarter adjusted EPS. Net sales for the third quarter of 2016 were $2.3 billion, up 7% versus the prior year's third quarter as reported and on a legacy basis applying constant days and currency rates. For the third quarter of 2015, net sales were $2.15 billion, net earnings were $215 million and EPS was $2.89; excluding restructuring, acquisition and other charges, net earnings were $222 million and EPS was $2.98.

For the nine months ending October 1, 2016, net earnings and EPS were $696.6 million and $9.34, respectively. Net earnings excluding restructuring, acquisition and other charges were $697.1 million and EPS was $9.35, an increase of 27% over the nine-month period adjusted EPS result in 2015. For the nine month period, net sales were $6.8 billion, an increase of 12% versus prior year as reported and 5% on a legacy basis applying constant currency rates. For the nine-month period ending October 3, 2015, net sales were $6.1 billion, net earnings were $424 million and EPS was $5.73; excluding restructuring, acquisition and other charges, net earnings and EPS were $546 million and $7.38.

Commenting on Mohawk Industries' third quarter performance, Jeffrey S. Lorberbaum, Chairman and CEO, stated, "During the period, our growth strengthened, and our margins continue to expand compared to the last year. Our strategy of investing in our existing business as well as synergistic acquisitions continues to deliver record results. Our earnings per share for the period were an all-time record for the company, marking the tenth consecutive quarter that Mohawk has delivered a year-over-year record quarterly EPS. Our operating margin rose to an all-time record of 16.5% or 16.0% on an adjusted basis, an increase of 160 basis points, as a result of higher sales volume and productivity.

"Our organization continues to create new products with greater value for the consumer, to introduce unique ideas that enhance our processes and to invest in technology and equipment that improve our cost, quality and service. The four acquisitions we completed in 2015 contributed to our results as we enhanced their performance by upgrading their offerings, expanding their distribution and improving their productivity. As expected, our SG&A costs, excluding restructuring, integration and other charges, as a percentage of sales improved by 60 basis points as our investments in sales personnel, marketing and merchandising increased our sales and mix.

"In many of our product categories and geographies, our operations are running at or near capacity. These include all of our global ceramic, laminate and sheet vinyl assets. Additionally, we are currently selling all of the LVT we are manufacturing even as we continue to increase our production capacity in the U.S. and Europe. To meet our growing customer demand, our capital investments this year will be the highest in our history with almost $650 million allocated to additional capacity, more efficient assets and new products. Our strong results have increased our cash flow, enabling the expansion of our capacities and pursuit of attractive opportunities. We continue to explore potential acquisitions from around the globe that complement our business and expand our geographic reach or product portfolio.

"For the quarter, our Global Ceramic Segment sales were up 4% as reported; on a constant days and currency basis sales were up 6%. Operating income for the segment rose approximately 13% to an operating margin of 16.5%. Our North American ceramic sales trends improved from the second to the third quarter, and operating margins expanded over last year. New home construction and the commercial sector outperformed residential remodeling, and sales growth through our service centers exceeded other channels. Our new Tennessee ceramic plant is fully operational with improving throughput and new differentiated products. Our sales in Mexico continue to outpace the strong market, and we are broadening our product offering and distribution ahead of the expansion of our Salamanca plant, which will be operational by late 2017. Our European ceramic business grew significantly from our sales and product strategies that satisfy local markets and consumer preferences. In Western Europe, our investments in modern equipment have allowed us to bring unique products to market and expand our margins and mix. We increased the capacity at our Bulgarian facility and upgraded the style and design of our products which enhanced our mix. In Russia, our sales improved on a local basis as we increased participation in the new construction sector and expanded our distribution through investments in owned and franchised stores.

"During the quarter, our Flooring North America Segment's sales were up 6% as reported or 7% on a constant days basis. Operating income grew 35% to a margin of 17% as reported or excluding restructuring, integration and other charges, to a margin of 15%. Both our hard and soft surface flooring increased with hard surface growing faster. Our strong commercial carpet and rug sales offset softer residential carpet which was impacted by polyester growth and pressure on commodities. Product innovation continues to drive our business, and recent introductions comprised about one-third of our soft surface sales during the period. Our commercial carpet performance continues to strengthen with all end markets growing. We have expanded our commercial sales force and are increasing our participation in individual projects and large national accounts. We announced a residential and commercial carpet price increase of 3-5% for January 2017 to offset costs. Our rug sales grew as we introduced new fashion-forward collections and entered new categories with outdoor rugs and utility mats. Our hard surface sales continue to grow significantly with expanded margins. Improvements in our LVT production continue to increase our capacity and broaden our product offering. We are completing our new engineered wood plant, which will allow us to introduce larger sizes with unique finishes. The expansion of our laminate capacity in 2017 will help to satisfy increasing demand for our premium collections with superior performance and realistic visuals.

"For the quarter, our Flooring Rest of the World Segment's sales were up 15% as reported; on a constant days and currency basis, legacy sales were up 8%. Operating income grew 47% as reported to a margin of 18% and increased 41% on a constant currency basis, excluding restructuring and integration charges, to a margin of approximately 19%. Our laminate business continues to grow on the strength of our premium Quick-Step and Pergo brands. We are leveraging the strong performance of our 2016 laminate introductions by expanding the designs and sizes we offer across all brands. Our European and Russian laminate facilities are operating near capacity with expansions planned for Europe and Russia in 2018. Our LVT sales are increasing dramatically, and our margins are expanding as our product mix and productivity improve. To alleviate capacity constraints, we are modifying our LVT equipment and processes to further increase production speeds, and we are supplementing our collections with sourced products. Sales of our insulation boards continue to grow, although lower material costs and manufacturing improvements are being offset by competition and unfavorable exchange rates. We are increasing prices based on market conditions to offset currency fluctuations.

"Today, Mohawk is in the best position in the company's history. This year, we are investing at our highest level ever to meet increasing demand around the globe. We are preparing for future growth by expanding our differentiated product offerings and increasing the capacity and efficiency of our operations. With our continued investments in manufacturing technology, we are introducing distinctive collections to improve our sales and enhance our mix. We are aggressively implementing productivity improvements across the enterprise in all facets of our business, and we are bringing new capacity online to support our growth. This year, our strong operating results have expanded our cash flow and reduced our leverage to historically low levels. We are currently exploring numerous investment options to further our expansion, including green field opportunities and acquisitions to broaden our geographic presence and product portfolio. Taking these factors into account, our EPS guidance for the fourth quarter is $3.16 to $3.25, which represents a 12% to 15% increase over our fourth quarter 2015 EPS, excluding any restructuring charges."

ABOUT MOHAWK INDUSTRIES

Mohawk Industries is the leading global flooring manufacturer that creates products to enhance residential and commercial spaces around the world. Mohawk's vertically integrated manufacturing and distribution processes provide competitive advantages in the production of carpet, rugs, ceramic tile, laminate, wood, stone and vinyl flooring. Our industry-leading innovation has yielded products and technologies that differentiate our brands in the marketplace and satisfy all remodeling and new construction requirements. Our brands are among the most recognized in the industry and include American Olean, Daltile, Durkan, IVC, Karastan, Marazzi, Mohawk, Mohawk Group, Pergo, Unilin and Quick-Step. During the past decade, Mohawk has transformed its business from an American carpet manufacturer into the world's largest flooring company with operations in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Europe, India, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia and the United States.

Certain of the statements in the immediately preceding paragraphs, particularly anticipating future performance, business prospects, growth and operating strategies and similar matters and those that include the words "could," "should," "believes," "anticipates," "expects," and "estimates," or similar expressions constitute "forward-looking statements." For those statements, Mohawk claims the protection of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. There can be no assurance that the forward-looking statements will be accurate because they are based on many assumptions, which involve risks and uncertainties. The following important factors could cause future results to differ: changes in economic or industry conditions; competition; inflation and deflation in raw material prices and other input costs; inflation and deflation in consumer markets; energy costs and supply; timing and level of capital expenditures; timing and implementation of price increases for the Company's products; impairment charges; integration of acquisitions; international operations; introduction of new products; rationalization of operations; tax, product and other claims; litigation; and other risks identified in Mohawk's SEC reports and public announcements.

Conference call Friday, November 4, 2016, at 11:00 AM Eastern TimeThe telephone number is 1-800-603-9255 for US/Canada and 1-706-634-2294 for International/Local. Conference ID # 92116089. A replay will be available until Friday, December 2, 2016, by dialing 855-859-2056 for US/local calls and 404-537-3406 for International/Local calls and entering Conference ID # 92116089.




MOHAWK INDUSTRIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

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Consolidated Statement of Operations Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
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(Amounts in thousands, except per share data) October 1, 2016 October 3, 2015 October 1, 2016 October 3, 2015
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Net sales $2,294,139 2,150,656 6,776,521 6,073,566

Cost of sales 1,567,580 1,489,252 4,654,695 4,285,090
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Gross profit 726,559 661,404 2,121,826 1,788,476

Selling, general and administrative expenses 348,252 372,670 1,147,155 1,200,152
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Operating income 378,307 288,734 974,671 588,324

Interest expense 9,410 19,319 32,062 52,606

Other expense (income), net 3,839 4,249 1,461 6,094
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Earnings before income taxes 365,058 265,166 941,148 529,624

Income tax expense 94,231 49,463 242,090 104,643
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Net earnings including noncontrolling interest 270,827 215,703 699,058 424,981

Net earnings attributable to noncontrolling interest 949 798 2,444 1,238
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Net earnings attributable to Mohawk Industries, Inc. $269,878 214,905 696,614 423,743
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Basic earnings per share attributable to Mohawk Industries, Inc.

Basic earnings per share attributable to Mohawk Industries, Inc. $3.64 2.91 9.40 5.77
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Weighted-average common shares outstanding - basic 74,154 73,915 74,084 73,384
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Diluted earnings per share attributable to Mohawk Industries, Inc.

Diluted earnings per share attributable to Mohawk Industries, Inc. $3.62 2.89 9.34 5.73
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Weighted-average common shares outstanding - diluted 74,613 74,438 74,551 73,907
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Other Financial Information

(Amounts in thousands)

Depreciation and amortization $103,680 94,954 305,088 268,622
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Capital expenditures $183,846 123,648 460,760 352,070
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Consolidated Balance Sheet Data

(Amounts in thousands)

October 1, 2016 October 3, 2015
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ASSETS

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents $112,108 110,716

Receivables, net 1,506,316 1,340,650

Inventories 1,673,242 1,621,154

Prepaid expenses and other current assets 284,648 273,775
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Total current assets 3,576,314 3,346,295

Property, plant and equipment, net 3,340,893 3,046,491

Goodwill 2,331,821 2,280,722

Intangible assets, net 876,715 918,655

Deferred income taxes and other non-current assets 294,850 464,047
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Total assets $10,420,593 10,056,210
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LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

Current liabilities:

Current portion of long-term debt and commercial paper $1,548,251 1,927,815

Accounts payable and accrued expenses 1,435,069 1,353,512
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Total current liabilities 2,983,320 3,281,327

Long-term debt, less current portion 1,165,577 1,254,904

Deferred income taxes and other long-term liabilities 574,267 741,946
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Total liabilities 4,723,164 5,278,177
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Redeemable noncontrolling interest 24,741 22,150
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Total stockholders' equity 5,672,688 4,755,883
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Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $10,420,593 10,056,210
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Segment Information Three Months Ended As of or for the Nine Months Ended
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(Amounts in thousands) October 1, 2016 October 3, 2015 October 1, 2016 October 3, 2015
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Net sales:

Global Ceramic $822,040 791,538 2,425,560 2,301,168

Flooring NA 1,008,553 955,099 2,895,610 2,722,347

Flooring ROW 463,546 404,026 1,455,351 1,050,390

Intersegment sales - (7) - (339)
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Consolidated net sales $2,294,139 2,150,656 6,776,521 6,073,566
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Operating income (loss):

Global Ceramic $135,985 120,055 376,368 326,571

Flooring NA 170,507 125,910 364,804 145,861

Flooring ROW 81,757 55,471 262,356 153,164

Corporate and eliminations (9,942) (12,702) (28,857) (37,272)
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Consolidated operating income $378,307 288,734 974,671 588,324
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Assets:

Global Ceramic $4,118,510 3,938,242

Flooring NA 3,354,286 3,195,904

Flooring ROW 2,851,227 2,699,255

Corporate and eliminations 96,570 222,809
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Consolidated assets $10,420,593 10,056,210
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Reconciliation of Net Earnings Attributable to Mohawk Industries, Inc. to Adjusted Net Earnings Attributable to Mohawk Industries, Inc. and Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share Attributable to Mohawk Industries, Inc.

(Amounts in thousands, except per share data)

Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
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October 1, 2016 October 3, 2015 October 1, 2016 October 3, 2015
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Net earnings attributable to Mohawk Industries, Inc. $269,878 214,905 696,614 423,743

Adjusting items:

Restructuring, acquisition and integration-related and other costs 30,572 12,770 44,309 43,784

Acquisitions purchase accounting (inventory step-up) - 7,160 - 13,316

Legal settlement and reserves (90,000) - (90,000) 127,000

Release of indemnification asset 2,368 - 2,368 -

Tradename impairment 47,905 - 47,905 -

Deferred loan costs - - - 651

Income taxes - reversal of uncertain tax position (2,368) - (2,368) -

Income taxes 2,856 (12,940) (1,764) (62,984)
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Adjusted net earnings attributable to Mohawk Industries, Inc. $261,211 221,895 697,064 545,510
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Adjusted diluted earnings per share attributable to Mohawk Industries, Inc. $3.50 2.98 9.35 7.38

Weighted-average common shares outstanding - diluted 74,613 74,438 74,551 73,907




Reconciliation of Total Debt to Net Debt

(Amounts in thousands)

October 1, 2016
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Current portion of long-term debt and commercial paper $1,548,251

Long-term debt, less current portion 1,165,577

Less: Cash and cash equivalents 112,108

Net Debt $2,601,720
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Reconciliation of Operating Income to Pro forma Adjusted EBITDA

(Amounts in thousands) Trailing Twelve

Three Months Ended Months Ended
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December 31, 2015 April 2, 2016 July 2, 2016 October 1, 2016 October 1, 2016
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Operating income $249,242 245,672 350,692 378,307 1,223,913

Other (expense) income (11,525) (3,429) 5,807 (3,839) (12,986)

Net (earnings) loss attributable to non-controlling interest (446) (569) (926) (949) (2,890)

Depreciation and amortization 94,025 100,194 101,215 103,680 399,114
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EBITDA 331,296 341,868 456,788 477,199 1,607,151

Restructuring, acquisition and integration-related and other costs 30,820 7,718 6,020 30,572 75,130

Acquisitions purchase accounting (inventory step-up) 21 - - - 21

Legal settlement and reserves (2,520) - - (90,000) (92,520)

Release of indemnification asset 11,180 - - 2,368 13,548

Tradename impairment - - - 47,905 47,905

Acquisitions EBITDA 7,337 - - - 7,337
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Pro forma Adjusted EBITDA $378,134 349,586 462,808 468,044 1,658,572
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Net Debt to Pro forma Adjusted EBITDA 1.6
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Reconciliation of Net Sales to Net Sales on a Constant Exchange Rate and Constant Shipping Days Excluding Acquisition Volume

(Amounts in thousands)

Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
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October 1, 2016 October 3, 2015 October 1, 2016 October 3, 2015
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Net sales $2,294,139 2,150,656 6,776,521 6,073,566

Adjustment to net sales on constant shipping days 35,775 - - -

Adjustment to net sales on a constant exchange rate 10,139 - 52,001 -
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Net sales on a constant exchange rate and constant shipping days 2,340,053 2,150,656 6,828,522 6,073,566

Less: impact of acquisition volume (40,440) - (525,772) (55,672)
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Net sales on a constant exchange rate and constant shipping days excluding acquisition volume $2,299,613 2,150,656 6,302,750 6,017,894
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Reconciliation of Segment Net Sales to Segment Net Sales on a Constant Exchange Rate and Constant Shipping Days

(Amounts in thousands)

Three Months Ended
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Global Ceramic October 1, 2016 October 3, 2015
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Net sales $822,040 791,538

Adjustment to net sales on constant shipping days 13,066 -

Adjustment to segment net sales on a constant exchange rate 5,284 -
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Segment net sales on a constant exchange rate and constant shipping days $840,390 791,538
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Reconciliation of Segment Net Sales to Segment Net Sales on Constant Shipping Days

(Amounts in thousands)

Three Months Ended
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Flooring NA October 1, 2016 October 3, 2015
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Net sales $1,008,553 955,099

Adjustment to net sales on constant shipping days 16,009 -
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Segment net sales on constant shipping days $1,024,562 955,099
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Reconciliation of Segment Net Sales to Segment Net Sales on a Constant Exchange Rate and Constant Shipping Days Excluding Acquisition Volume

(Amounts in thousands)

Three Months Ended
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Flooring ROW October 1, 2016 October 3, 2015
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Net sales $463,546 404,026

Adjustment to net sales on constant shipping days 6,700 -

Adjustment to segment net sales on a constant exchange rate 4,856 -
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Segment net sales on a constant exchange rate and constant shipping days 475,102 404,026

Less: impact of acquisition volume (40,440) -

Segment net sales on a constant exchange rate and constant shipping days excluding acquisition volume $434,662 404,026
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Reconciliation of Gross Profit to Adjusted Gross Profit

(Amounts in thousands)

Three Months Ended
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October 1, 2016 October 3, 2015
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Gross Profit $726,559 661,404

Adjustments to gross profit:


Restructuring, acquisition and integration-related and other costs 17,459 7,291

Acquisitions purchase accounting (inventory step-up) - 7,160

Adjusted gross profit $744,018 675,855
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Reconciliation of Selling, General and Administrative Expenses to Adjusted Selling, General and Administrative Expenses

(Amounts in thousands)

Three Months Ended
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October 1, 2016 October 3, 2015
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Selling, general and administrative expenses $348,252 372,670

Adjustments to selling, general and administrative expenses:

Restructuring, acquisition and integration-related and other costs (13,112) (5,479)

Legal settlement and reserves 90,000 -

Tradename impairment (47,905) -

Adjusted selling, general and administrative expenses $377,235 367,191
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Reconciliation of Operating Income to Adjusted Operating Income on a Constant Exchange Rate

(Amounts in thousands)

Three Months Ended
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October 1, 2016 October 3, 2015
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Operating income $378,307 288,734

Adjustments to operating income:

Restructuring, acquisition and integration-related and other costs 30,572 12,770

Legal settlement and reserves (90,000) -

Tradename impairment 47,905 -

Acquisitions purchase accounting (inventory step-up) - 7,160
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Adjusted operating income 366,784 308,664

Adjustment to operating income on a constant exchange rate 6,832 -

Adjusted operating income on constant exchange rate $373,616 308,664
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Reconciliation of Segment Operating Income to Adjusted Segment Operating Income on a Constant Exchange Rate

(Amounts in thousands)

Three Months Ended
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Global Ceramic October 1, 2016 October 3, 2015
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Operating income $135,985 120,055

Adjustments to segment operating income:

Restructuring, acquisition and integration-related and other costs 456 118

Acquisitions purchase accounting (inventory step-up) - 949
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Adjusted segment operating income 136,441 121,122

Adjustment to operating income on a constant exchange rate 1,684 -

Adjusted segment operating income on constant exchange rate $138,125 121,122
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Reconciliation of Segment Operating Income to Adjusted Segment Operating Income

(Amounts in thousands)

Three Months Ended
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Flooring NA October 1, 2016 October 3, 2015
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Operating income $170,507 125,910

Adjustments to segment operating income:

Legal settlement and reserves (90,000) -

Restructuring, acquisition and integration-related and other costs 26,193 5,148

Tradename impairment 47,905 -

Acquisitions purchase accounting (inventory step-up) - 1,527

Adjusted segment operating income $154,605 132,585
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Reconciliation of Segment Operating Income to Adjusted Segment Operating Income on a Constant Exchange Rate

(Amounts in thousands)

Three Months Ended
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Flooring ROW October 1, 2016 October 3, 2015
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Operating income $81,757 55,471

Adjustments to segment operating income:

Restructuring, acquisition and integration-related and other costs 3,596 4,030

Acquisitions purchase accounting (inventory step-up) - 4,683
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Adjusted segment operating income 85,353 64,184

Adjustment to operating income on a constant exchange rate 5,147 -

Adjusted segment operating income on constant exchange rate $90,500 64,184
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Reconciliation of Earnings incl Noncontrolling Interests Before Income Taxes to Adjusted Earnings incl Noncontrolling Interests Before Income Taxes

(Amounts in thousands)

Three Months Ended
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October 1, 2016 October 3, 2015
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Earnings before income taxes $365,058 265,166

Noncontrolling interests (949) (798)

Adjustments to earnings including noncontrolling interests before income taxes:

Restructuring, acquisition and integration-related & other costs 30,572 12,770

Acquisitions purchase accounting (inventory step-up) - 7,160

Legal settlement and reserves (90,000) -

Release of indemnification asset 2,368 -

Tradename impairment 47,905 -

Adjusted earnings including noncontrolling interests before income taxes $354,954 284,298
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Reconciliation of Income Tax Expense to Adjusted Income Tax Expense

(Amounts in thousands)

Three Months Ended
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October 1, 2016 October 3, 2015
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Income tax expense $94,231 49,463

Income taxes - reversal of uncertain tax position 2,368 -

Income tax effect of adjusting items (2,856) 12,940
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Adjusted income tax expense $93,743 62,403
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Adjusted income tax rate 26.4% 21.9%
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The Company believes it is useful for itself and investors to review, as applicable, both GAAP and the above non-GAAP measures in order to assess the performance of the Company's business for planning and forecasting in subsequent periods. In particular, the Company believes excluding the impact of restructuring, acquisition, integration-related and other costs, legal settlement and reserves, tradename impairment and acquisitions purchase accounting (inventory step-up) is useful because it allows investors to evaluate our performance
for different periods on a more comparable basis.








Mohawk Industries, Inc.


CONTACT: Frank H. Boykin, Chief Financial Officer (706) 624-2695


Web site: http://www.mohawkind.com/

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