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June 13, 2012

Marysville, Ohio-based Scotts Miracle-Gro has released a financial update for fiscal 2012 to “reflect the pressures driven by lower-than-expected sales and unfavorable product mix,” according to a company press release.

Consumer purchases of its products at its largest retail partners in the United States are up 3% on a year-to-date basis, compared with 8% entering May. The company expects to fall short of its previous guidance of 6% to 8% sales growth and adjusted earnings of $2.65 to $2.85 per share. 

February 7, 2012

Scotts Miracle-Gro reported first-quarter net sales of $211.2 million, an 8% drop over sales of $230.2 million during the prior-year quarter.

Net loss for the industry’s largest lawn and garden supplier was $1.21 million for the first quarter, which ended Dec. 31, 2011. This compares with a net loss of $1.02 million during the first quarter of 2010.

December 7, 2011

Marysville, Ohio-based Scotts Miracle-Gro said Wednesday morning that its first quarter will see a bigger-than-expected loss, but it is maintaining its outlook for the full year.

Sales for the first quarter ending Dec. 31 are expected to decline about $30 million from the same quarter a year ago. The adjusted net loss in the quarter is expected to range from $70 million to $75 million, compared with a net loss of $65.6 million in the prior year.

The $1.20-to-$1.25 per share loss is greater than the $1.13 per share loss expected by Wall Street.

October 10, 2011

Marysville, Ohio-based Scotts Miracle-Gro said it expects to report a 2% decline in sales for fiscal 2011 when it issues its full-year financial results Nov. 8.

The sales shortfall, coupled with associated gross margin pressure, will likely result in adjusted net earnings in a range of approximately $2.70 to $2.75 per share, according to the company. The company had forecast earnings of about $3.00 per share back in August.

August 11, 2011

The weather is always a popular topic in discussions of retail performance, but it seems this recent quarter has produced a storm of exceptionally intense meteorological commentary.

The following are just some of the examples of CEOs talking about the weather taken from news reports of the past several days:

August 8, 2011

The challenges from unfriendly weather hit Scotts Miracle-Gro hard in the quarter ended July 2, as sales declined 10% to $1.06 billion.

The decline was driven primarily by poor weather across most of the United States throughout the duration of the lawn and garden season, as well as a more competitive promotional landscape and changes in certain retailer strategies within the mass merchandise channel, the Marysville, Ohio-based company said. 

June 15, 2011

Scotts Miracle-Gro, its sales hurting from the pullback in big-box expansion, is looking into new sources of revenues for its lawn and garden products. One of them, according to CEO Jim Hagedorn, is medical marijuana. 

“I want to target the pot market,” Hagedorn told the Wall Street Journal in an interview published June 14. “There’s no good reason we haven’t.”

May 3, 2011

While posting strong second-quarter results, Marysville, Ohio-based Scotts Miracle-Gro is hoping for more cooperative weather. 

Scotts posted net sales of $1.13 billion for the quarter ended April 2, up 8% from the same quarter last year. Net income increased 50% to $177.6 million.

For the quarter, company-wide adjusted gross margin rate increased 41.1% compared with 39.6% a year earlier. The improvement was due to the benefit of lower commodity costs, as well as supply chain efficiencies and a favorable product mix.

March 22, 2011

Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. said it will phase out phosphorus from lawn fertilizers, including the market-leading Scotts Turf Builder brand, by the end of 2012.

Additionally, the Marysville, Ohio-based company said it will sharpen its focus on more efficient and optimized ways to use nitrogen in its lawn fertilizer products. 

November 3, 2010

Scotts Miracle-Gro chairman and CEO Jim Hagedorn will not retire as CEO this year....

November 3, 2010

Marysville, Ohio-based Scotts Miracle-Gro reported record sales of $3.14 billion for fiscal 2010, a 5%...

September 21, 2008

Scotts Miracle-Gro has named former Home Depot COO Mark R. Baker president and chief operating...

September 21, 2008

Scotts Miracle-Gro has named former Home Depot COO Mark R. Baker president and chief operating...

September 9, 2008

Mark R. Baker was with Home Depot from 1996 to 2001, serving in various roles,...

September 9, 2008

Mark R. Baker was with Home Depot from 1996 to 2001, serving in various roles,...

April 29, 2008

Retailers were told April 28 to remove Scotts’ weed preventer and related pesticides from their...

April 17, 2008

“Consumer activity over the first two weeks of April has been strong, and we are...