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3M Reports Higher Fourth Quarter, Calendar Year 2002 Sales and Earnings

Tuesday, January 21, 2003 2:00 am CST

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ST. PAUL, Minn.
"Our fourth-quarter performance is another example of our team delivering solid results despite difficult economic circumstances"

ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M (NYSE:MMM) today announced its sales and profit results for the fourth quarter and calendar year 2002.

The company reported fourth quarter net income of $511 million, or $1.29 per share, versus $381 million, or $0.96 per share, in the fourth quarter of 2001. Excluding non-recurring items (a) in the fourth quarter of 2001, net income increased 31.8 percent from $387 million in the year-earlier quarter. Required changes in goodwill accounting boosted earnings by 3 cents per share.

"Our fourth-quarter performance is another example of our team delivering solid results despite difficult economic circumstances," said W. James McNerney, Jr., 3M chairman and CEO. "By driving our five initiatives consistently and methodically across the entire enterprise, we were able to grow earnings by over 30 percent compared with a year ago. We're particularly pleased that our 3M Acceleration and Six Sigma initiatives are beginning to impact our top line performance."

Worldwide sales in the fourth quarter totaled $4.138 billion, 7.3 percent higher than in the year-earlier quarter. Sales volumes increased by 6.0 percent. Volumes increased 14.2 percent in Transportation, Graphics and Safety, 4.6 percent in Industrial, 4.5 percent in Consumer and Office, 3.6 percent in Health Care and 2.2 percent in Electro and Communications and Specialty Material was down 1.7 percent. Currency effects increased worldwide sales by 2.0 percent while selling prices decreased 0.7 percent globally.

Sales in the United States totaled $1.838 billion, up 1.8 percent from the same quarter of 2001. Volumes increased 2.2 percent, while selling prices decreased 0.4 percent.

Sales outside the United States totaled $2.300 billion, 12.2 percent higher than the fourth quarter of 2001. Volumes increased 9.4 percent and changes in the value of the U.S. dollar increased international sales by 3.8 percent. Selling prices decreased 1.0 percent. Volumes increased 22 percent in Asia Pacific driven by a 15 percent increase in Japan and a 29 percent increase in the rest of the region. Volumes also increased in Latin America by 6.5 percent, whereas volumes were flat in Europe.

For the 2002 calendar year, net income was $1.974 billion, or $4.99 per share, compared with $1.430 billion, or $3.58 per share, in calendar year 2001. Included in these figures are non-recurring after-tax costs (a) of $108 million ($0.27 per share) in 2002 and $312 million ($0.78 per share) in 2001. Excluding these items, earnings per share increased 20.6 percent from the prior year.

Sales for the calendar year totaled $16.332 billion, up 1.7 percent in U.S. dollars. Volumes improved 1.4 percent versus the prior year, and selling prices and currency effects increased 2002 sales by 0.2 percent and 0.1 percent, respectively.

"Despite challenging economic circumstances and many uncertainties in the marketplace, 3M employees exceeded expectations in 2002 and continued to lay the foundation for our future," McNerney said. "We increased earnings per share over 20 percent while simultaneously investing over $1 billion in R&D related activities to support future growth opportunities. And we generated significant free cash flow in 2002, which allowed us to: make selected and strategic acquisitions; voluntarily contribute over $1 billion to our global pension plans; pay almost $1 billion in dividends to our shareholders; all while maintaining a strong and healthy balance sheet."

3M also provided its earnings outlook for 2003. For the year, the company expects earnings will be within a range of $5.80 to $6.00 per share, a double-digit increase over 2002. First-quarter earnings are expected to be between $1.38 and $1.43 per share. In the first quarter of 2002, the company earned $1.14 per share on a reported basis, which included non-recurring costs (a) of $0.09 per share.

"We're committed to delivering double-digit earnings growth in 2003 despite the continuing uncertain economic and geopolitical landscape," McNerney said. "We'll continue to improve our operational efficiency while maintaining focus on long-term, profitable growth, driven primarily by our 3M Acceleration initiative. We anticipate the same broad based earnings performance across our businesses as we saw in the fourth quarter, when all six of our business segments grew profits over 10 percent compared to a year ago. In addition, our recently announced business portfolio realignment will make us even more market- and customer-focused."

McNerney and Patrick D. Campbell, senior vice president and chief financial officer, will conduct an investor teleconference at 9 a.m. Eastern Time today. Investors can access a webcast of this conference, along with related charts, at http://investor.3M.com.

(a) The first six months of 2002 included non-recurring charges that reduced operating income by $202 million and net income by $108 million ($.27 per diluted share). These charges were associated with the company's restructuring plan that was announced in 2001. For the full year 2001, 3M incurred pre-tax charges of $504 ($312 million after-tax and minority interest, or $.78 per diluted share), primarily related to this restructuring plan. The fourth quarter of 2001 includes items that together resulted in a pre-tax charge of $15 million ($6 million after tax, or $.02 per diluted share). Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 142, "Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets" required the cessation of goodwill and other indefinite-lived asset amortization effective Jan. 1, 2002. This goodwill and indefinite-lived asset amortization reduced diluted earnings per share by 12 cents in 2001 (3 cents in the fourth quarter of 2001). The above items are discussed in more detail in our 2001 Annual Report on Form 10-K and our 2002 Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements that reflect current views and estimates of 3M's management of future economic circumstances, industry conditions, company performance and financial results. The statements are based on many assumptions and factors including: (1) worldwide economic conditions; (2) foreign currency exchange rates and fluctuations in those rates; (3) the timing and acceptance of new product offerings; (4) purchased components and materials, including shortages and increases in the costs of such components and materials; (5) 3M's ability to successfully manage acquisitions, divestitures and strategic alliances; and (6) legal proceedings. Any changes in such assumptions or factors could produce significantly different results.

About 3M

3M is a $16 billion diversified technology company with leading positions in health care, safety, electronics, telecommunications, industrial, consumer and office, and other markets. Headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, the company has operations in more than 60 countries and serves customers in nearly 200 countries. 3M businesses share technologies, manufacturing operations, brands, marketing channels and other important resources. 3M, which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2002, is one of the 30 stocks that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average and also is a component of the Standard & Poor's 500 Index. For more information about 3M go to www.3M.com or www.3M.com/profile/pressbox/index.jhtml.

3M Company and Subsidiaries
SALES CHANGE ANALYSIS
(Unaudited)
 
  Fourth-Quarter 2002
 
Worldwide   U.S.   Intl.
 
Volume - core 5.3 % 1.3 % 8.9 %
 
Volume - acquisitions
and divestitures 0.7 0.9 0.5
 
Price (0.7 ) (0.4 ) (1.0 )
 
Translation 2.0   --   3.8  
 
Total 7.3 % 1.8 % 12.2 %
 
 
 
Year 2002
 
Worldwide U.S. Intl.
 
Volume - core 1.0 % (1.6 )% 3.2 %
 
Volume - acquisitions
and divestitures 0.4 0.4 0.4
 
Price 0.2 (0.1 ) 0.5
 
Translation 0.1   --   0.3  
 
Total 1.7 % (1.3 )% 4.4 %
 
3M Company and Subsidiaries
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF INCOME
(Amounts in millions, except per-share amounts)
(Unaudited)
 
 

Three-months ended

  Twelve-months ended

December 31

December 31

 

  2002     2001   2002     2001
 
Net sales $ 4,138 $ 3,856 $ 16,332 $ 16,054
 
Operating expenses
Cost of sales 2,114 2,131 8,496 8,749
Selling, general and
administrative expenses 955 969 3,720 4,036
Research, development and
related expenses 273 262 1,070 1,084
Other expense (income)   --   (88 )   --   (88 )
 
Total   3,342   3,274   13,286   13,781
 
Operating income   796   582   3,046   2,273
 
Interest expense and income
Interest expense 22 26 80 124
Interest income   (12 )   (10 )   (39 )   (37 )
 
Total   10   16   41   87
 
Income before income taxes
and minority interest 786 566 3,005 2,186
 
Provision for income taxes 255 175 966 702
 
Minority interest   20   10   65   54
 
Net income $ 511 $ 381 $ 1,974 $ 1,430
 
Weighted average common
shares outstanding - basic 390.3 391.5 390.0 394.3
Earnings per share - basic $ 1.31 $ 0.97 $ 5.06 $ 3.63
 
Weighted average common
shares outstanding - diluted 395.6 396.8 395.5 399.9
Earnings per share - diluted $ 1.29 $ 0.96 $ 4.99 $ 3.58
 
3M Company and Subsidiaries
Supplemental Unaudited Consolidated Statement of Income Information
(Dollars in millions, except per-share amounts)
 
  Three-months ended   Three-months ended
December 31, 2002 December 31, 2001
 
Excluding     Excluding    
non- Non- non- Non-
recurring recurring Reported recurring recurring Reported
items items total items items total
 
Net sales $ 4,138   $ --   $ 4,138   $ 3,856   $ --   $ 3,856  
 
Operating
expenses
Cost of
sales 2,114 -- 2,114 2,070 61 2,131
Selling,
general
and
admini-
strative
expenses 955 -- 955 927 42 969
Research,
development
and related
expenses 273 -- 273 262 -- 262

Other expense

(income)   --     --     --     --     (88 )   (88 )
 
Total   3,342     --     3,342     3,259     15     3,274  
 
Operating
income
(loss) 796 -- 796 597 (15 ) 582
 
Interest
expense and
(income),
net   10     --     10     16     --     16  
 
Income
(loss)
before
income
taxes and
minority
interest 786 -- 786 581 (15 ) 566
 
Provision
(benefit)
for income
taxes 255 -- 255 184 (9 ) 175
Effective
tax rate 32.5 % 32.5 % 31.6 % 31.0 %
 
Minority
interest   20     --     20     10     --     10  
 
Net income
(loss) $ 511   $ --   $ 511   $ 387   $ (6 ) $ 381  
 
Weighted
average
diluted
shares 395.6 396.8
Net income
per
diluted
share $ 1.29   $ 0.96  
 
 
 
Twelve-months ended Twelve-months ended
December 31, 2002 December 31, 2001
 
Excluding Excluding
non- Non- non- Non-
recurring recurring Reported recurring recurring Reported
items items total items items total
 
Net sales $ 16,332   $ --   $ 16,332   $ 16,054   $ --   $ 16,054  
 
Operating
expenses
Cost of
sales 8,375 121 8,496 8,477 272 8,749
Selling,
general
and
admini-
strative
expenses 3,643 77 3,720 3,736 300 4,036
Research,
development
and related
expenses 1,066 4 1,070 1,064 20 1,084

Other expense

(income)   --     --     --     --     (88 )   (88 )
 
Total   13,084     202     13,286     13,277     504     13,781  
 
Operating
income
(loss) 3,248 (202 ) 3,046 2,777 (504 ) 2,273
 
Interest
expense and
(income),
net   41     --     41     87     --     87  
 
Income
(loss)
before
income
taxes and
minority
interest 3,207 (202 ) 3,005 2,690 (504 ) 2,186
 
Provision
(benefit)
for income
taxes 1,042 (76 ) 966 886 (184 ) 702
Effective
tax rate 32.5 % -- 32.1 % 32.9 % -- 32.1 %
 
Minority
interest   83     (18 )   65     62     (8 )   54  
 
Net income
(loss) $ 2,082   $ (108 ) $ 1,974   $ 1,742   $ (312 ) $ 1,430  
 
Weighted
average
diluted
shares 395.5 399.9
Net income
per
diluted
share $ 4.99   $ 3.58  
 
3M Company and Subsidiaries
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET
(Dollars in millions, except per-share amounts)
(Unaudited)
 
  Dec. 31,   Dec. 31,
ASSETS 2002 2001
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents $ 618 $ 616
Accounts receivable - net 2,527 2,482
Inventories 1,931 2,091
Other current assets   983   1,107
 
Total current assets 6,059 6,296
Investments 238 275
Property, plant and equipment - net 5,651 5,615
Other assets   3,381   2,420
 
Total assets $ 15,329 $ 14,606
 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDER'S EQUITY
Current liabilities
Short-term debt $ 1,237 $ 1,373
Accounts payable 945 753
Payroll 411 539
Income taxes 518 596
Other current liabilities   1,346   1,248
 
Total current liabilities 4,457 4,509
Long-term debt 2,140 1,520
Other liabilities   2,739   2,491
 
Total liabilities   9,336   8,520
 
 
Total stockholders' equity - net 5,993 6,086
Shares outstanding
December 31, 2002: 390,195,681 shares
December 31, 2001: 391,303,636 shares    
 
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 15,329 $ 14,606
 

3M Company and Subsidiaries

BUSINESS SEGMENTS (Unaudited)

3M's net sales and operating income by segment for the fourth quarter and the twelve-month periods ended December 31, 2002 and 2001 follow. Effective January 1, 2002, the company adopted Emerging Issues Task Force Issue (EITF) No. 00-25, "Vendor Income Statement Characterization of Consideration Paid to a Reseller of the Vendor's Products." This adoption resulted in a reclassification of approximately $25 million of advertising expenses from selling, general and administrative expenses to net sales for each of the years 1999 through 2001, with no impact on operating income. These adjustments were reflected in the company's Consumer and Office segment.

Effective July 1, 2002, the company also reclassified net sales and operating income for the realignment of certain businesses from Health Care to Consumer and Office. These businesses had net sales of $118 million and operating income of $7 million for total year 2001. This realignment had no impact on total company net sales or operating income.

         
BUSINESS
SEGMENT Three-months ended Twelve-months ended
INFORMATION December 31 December 31
(Millions) 2002 2001 2002 2001
 
NET SALES
Transportation, Graphics and
Safety $ 978 $ 845 $ 3,840 $ 3,526
Health Care 918 865 3,560 3,301
Industrial 812 761 3,225 3,199
Consumer and Office 727 690 2,792 2,817
Electro and Communications 466 469 1,914 2,171
Specialty Material 226 220 953 1,022
Corporate and Unallocated 11 6 48 18
 
Total Company $ 4,138 $ 3,856 $ 16,332 $ 16,054
 
 
OPERATING INCOME
Transportation, Graphics and
Safety $ 222 $ 150 $ 915 $ 695
Health Care 243 214 900 753
Industrial 134 99 563 518
Consumer and Office 126 97 514 454
Electro and Communications 56 29 265 218
Specialty Material 26 22 136 141
Corporate and Unallocated (11) (29) (247) (506)
 
Total Company $ 796 $ 582 $ 3,046 $ 2,273

First and second quarter 2002 operating income includes non-recurring charges (included in Corporate and Unallocated) of $54 million and $148 million, respectively, principally related to employee separation costs, accelerated depreciation charges and other associated exit costs under the company's previously announced restructuring plan. The restructuring costs are not recorded in the individual business segments for internal management reporting purposes. This enhances comparability and reflects management focus on ongoing results.

Non-recurring items negatively impacted total year 2001 operating income by $504 million. Fourth quarter 2001 non-recurring items (included in Corporate and Unallocated) on a combined basis resulted in a pre-tax charge of $15 million ($6 million after-tax, or $.02 per share). This related to charges in connection with 3M's restructuring plan, a reversal of a 1999 litigation accrual, and a net gain related to the sale of available-for-sale equity securities, partially offset by the write-down of available-for-sale equity securities. Third quarter 2001 operating income includes non-recurring charges of $69 million (included in Corporate and Unallocated) principally related to employee separation costs and accelerated depreciation charges under the company's restructuring plan. Second quarter 2001 operating income includes non-recurring charges of $397 million (included in Corporate and Unallocated) principally related to employee separation costs under the same restructuring plan. First quarter 2001 operating income includes non-recurring costs of $23 million recorded in cost of sales. These first quarter 2001 non-recurring costs (primarily related to acquisitions of inventory that must be recorded at fair market value instead of manufactured cost and the subsequent sale of these acquired inventories) totaled $10 million in Health Care; $7 million in Transportation, Graphics and Safety; and $6 million in the Electro and Communications segment.

Contact:

3M, St. Paul
Investor Contacts:
Matt Ginter, 651/733-8206
or
Dan Colvin, 651/736-2637
or
Media Contact:
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