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RPM International Inc.Β RPM shares take a dip after the unveiling of the third-quarter FY24 results.

A Steady Increase in Sales Amidst Challenges

Revenue surged by 0.4% Year-on-Year to $1.523 billion, beating the consensus estimate marginally at $1.518 billion. The adjusted EPS of $0.52 outpaced the forecast of $0.46.

Regional Surges and Margin Expansion

Sales experienced remarkable growth in emerging markets, with Africa/Middle East soaring by 22.9% and Latin America ascending by 13.5% Year-on-Year. Adjusted EBIT surged by 31.3% Year-on-Year to $110.1 million, with margins escalating by 170 basis points prompted by various strategic initiatives.

Financial Standing and Projections

Operating cash flow for the nine months of FY24 stood at $941.1 million. The company repurchased $210.1 million worth of shares and paid out cash dividends to stockholders. Total liquidity as of February 29, 2024, was $1.29 billion while total debt stood at $2.19 billion.

CEO Insight and Forward-looking Statements

Frank C. Sullivan, RPM’s Chairman and CEO projected, β€œThe secular tailwinds and stabilization signs in various segments are indicative of future growth prospects. However, challenges remain in specific end markets balancing the growth trajectory.”

Market Response and Investment Opportunities

Investors keeping an eye on RPM can explore opportunities through ETFs like Invesco Dorsey Wright Basic Materials Momentum ETF (PYZ) and ProShares S&P MidCap 400 Dividend Aristocrats ETF (REGL).

Stock Performance Snapshot

Price Action: RPM shares dipped by 3.42% to $114.61 as of the latest check on Thursday.

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