Weyerhaeuser reports improved net sales of $7.5 billion in 2018
Weyerhaeuser Company reported a 4Q 2018 net loss of $93 million, or 12 cents per diluted share, on net sales of $1.6 billion. This compares with net earnings of $271 million, or 36 cents per diluted share, on net sales of $1.8 billion for the same period last year and net earnings of $255 million for the 3Q 2018, as the company says in the press release received by Lesprom Network.
For the full year 2018, Weyerhaeuser reported net earnings of $748 million, or 99 cents per diluted share, on net sales of $7.5 billion. This compares with net earnings of $582 million on net sales of $7.2 billion for the full year 2017.
"In 2018 we delivered strong results through a wide range of market conditions, generating over $2 billion of Adjusted EBITDA, returning nearly $1.4 billion to shareholders through dividends and share repurchases, and significantly reducing our pension liabilities," said Devin W. Stockfish, president and CEO. "Entering 2019, U.S. economic fundamentals remain strong and we expect continued growth in U.S. housing. We remain focused on driving value for shareholders through operational excellence and disciplined capital allocation."
Weyerhaeuser Company, one of the world's largest private owners of timberlands, began operations in 1900. The company owns or controls 12.2 million acres of timberlands in the U.S., and manages additional timberlands under long-term licenses in Canada.