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RPM International Inc.
Type
Public
Traded as NYSE: RPM
S&P 400 Component
Industry Paint
Coatings
Industrial coatings
Building Materials
Sealants
Adhesives
Founded 1947 as Republic Powdered Metals Inc.
Headquarters Medina, Ohio, United States
Key people
Frank C. Sullivan Chairman and CEO
Ronald A. Rice President and COO
John P. Abizaid Member, Board of Directors
Revenue Increase$5.0 billion USD (2017)
Operating income
Decrease$386.1 million USD (2017)
Net income
Decrease$181.8 million USD (2017)
Total assets Increase$5.1 billion USD (2017)
Total equity Increase$1.4 billion USD (2017)
Number of employees
14,000 (2017)
Website www.RPMinc.com
Footnotes / references

RPM International Inc is an American multinational company with subsidiaries that manufacture and market high-performance specialty coatings, sealants and building materials. Industrial brands include Stonhard, Tremco, illbruck, Carboline, Flowcrete, Universal Sealants, Euco, Day-Glo and Dryvit. RPM's consumer products are used by professionals and do-it-yourselfers for home maintenance and improvement and by hobbyists. Consumer brands include Zinsser, Rust-Oleum, DAP, Varathane and Testors.

The company has more than 14,000 employees worldwide who work in 139 manufacturing facilities in 27 countries. Its products are sold in 170 countries and territories. It is the fourth largest paint and coating company in the world.

RPM is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol RPM. Its shares are owned by 585 institutions and 116,000 individual investors. It ranks among the top 200 in total shares held by BetterInvesting investment clubs. RPM has increased its cash dividend paid to stockholders for 43 consecutive years. Only 44 other companies, besides RPM, have consecutively paid an increasing annual dividend for this period of time or longer, according to the summer 2017 edition of the Mergent Handbook of Dividend Achievers.

Over the ten-year period from May 31, 2007, to 2017, RPM has outperformed the S&P 500 by 70 percent in total return generated for its shareholders, which includes both capital appreciation and reinvestment of dividends.

RPM operates through three segments:

In May 1947, Frank C. Sullivan founded Republic Powdered Metals, the forerunner to RPM International Inc. The company manufactured and sold a heavy-duty aluminum roof coating called Alumanation, which is still sold today. Sales in the first year reached $90,000. From the beginning Sullivan determined that the success of the business would rest with its people. “Hire the best people you can find,” he said. “Create an atmosphere that will keep them. Then, let them do their jobs.” RPM operates under this same philosophy today. Every year under his leadership, the company attained sales and earnings increases.

In August 1971, Frank Sullivan died suddenly. Later that same year, RPM, Inc. was formed to become a holding company to develop a more aggressive acquisition program in a rapidly consolidating paint and coatings industry. Frank’s son, Thomas C. Sullivan, who was previously president of Republic Powdered Metals, became chairman and chief executive officer of the holding company. He and James A. Karman, who was elected president and chief operating officer in 1978, led RPM for more than three decades.

After more than 30 years at the company’s helm, Sullivan and Karman retired as executive officers of the company in 2002. During their tenure, net sales increased to $2 billion from $11 million, net income increased to $101.6 million from $0.6 million, cash dividends per share increased to $0.50 from $0.0035 (split-adjusted), and a $1,000 investment in RPM shares in 1971 would have been worth more than $100,000.

Tom was succeeded by his son, Frank C. Sullivan, who became president and chief executive officer in 2002. He has continued to lead the company in a manner consistent with the legacy created by his father and grandfather before him. RPM’s strategy for growth remains to: establish and maintain brand leadership in the markets it serves, strike a balance between industrial and consumer markets, generate growth both organically and through acquisitions, and to maintain an entrepreneurial operating culture.

In August 2013, RPM paid $61 million to settle U.S. General Services Administration claims regarding a subsidiary's overcharging the U.S. government on roofing contracts.

In June 2014, the SEC launched an investigation into the timing of RPM’s disclosure and accrual of loss reserves involving the GSA settlement. The company subsequently restated its results for the first, second and third quarters of fiscal 2013. The restatements had no impact on its audited results for the fiscal year ended May 31, 2013.

On September 9, 2016, the SEC charged RPM and its general counsel, Edward W. Moore, with violating antifraud provisions of Federal securities laws by failing to disclose a material loss. According to the SEC's complaint Moore did not inform RPM's CEO, CFO, audit committee and independent auditors of material facts about the U.S. Department of Justice investigation into the GSA issue. The company believes the allegations are without merit and intends to defend itself in court.

Investment goal date:
Dividends reinvested
RPM International Inc. RPM report Q1 2017
Period
Date
Adjusted Actuals EPS
GAAP EPS
Q3 2017
2018-04-09
--
--
Q2 2017
2018-01-04
--
--
Q1 2017
2017-10-04
0.8600
0.8600
Q4 2016
2017-07-24
1.0200
0.9400
Q3 2016
2017-04-06
0.0900
0.0900
Q2 2016
2017-01-05
0.5200
-0.5400
Q1 2016
2016-10-05
0.8300
0.8300
Q4 2015
2016-07-28
1.1300
1.1300
Q3 2015
2016-04-06
0.1400
0.1400
Q2 2015
2016-01-06
0.6200
0.6200
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Funds
Fund Name
Ticker shares
Artisan Partners Limited Partnership
2918894
Bank of New York Mellon Corp
1620236
BlackRock Fund Advisors
5287490
BlackRock Inc.
10705829
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, N.A.
4079246
CINCINNATI INSURANCE CO
1193303
GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP INC
3717547
HERMES INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT LTD
1309888
JPMORGAN CHASE & CO
2357546
Neuberger Berman Group LLC
1525124
NORTHERN TRUST CORP
1130421
PRICE T ROWE ASSOCIATES INC /MD/
12771362
STATE STREET CORP
6533969
Vanguard Group, Inc
12460673
VICTORY CAPITAL MANAGEMENT INC
1275308
Major Shareholders
Name Relationship
Total Shares
Holding stocks
VIVIANO JOSEPH P
0.0300% (33750)
RPM /
SULLIVAN THOMAS C
0.0300% (45507)
RPM /
DABERKO DAVID A
0.0200% (27337)
ACMP / MPC / MPLX / RPM /
DABERKO DAVID A
0.0200% (27962)
ACMP / MPC / MPLX / RPM /
THORNTON JERRY SUE
0.0300% (36397)
AIT / FE / RPM /
FAZZOLARI SALVATORE D
0.0100% (11546)
RPM /
FAZZOLARI SALVATORE D
0.0100% (12248)
RPM /
GROSS THOMAS
0.0100% (13367)
ETN / RPM / WBC /
GROSS THOMAS
0.0100% (14116)
ETN / RPM / WBC /
SUMMERS WILLIAM B JR
0.0300% (38293)
GB / RPM /
SUMMERS WILLIAM B JR
0.0300% (39056)
GB / RPM /
RATNER CHARLES A
0.0200% (23969)
RPM /
CARBONARI BRUCE A
0.0300% (33677)
RPM /
CARBONARI BRUCE A
0.0300% (34302)
RPM /
PAPENBROCK WILLIAM A
0.0300% (35340)
RPM /
SULLIVAN FRANK C
0.7400% (988489)
RPM / TKR /
RICE RONALD A
0.2400% (322677)
RPM /
RICE RONALD A
0.2700% (364612)
RPM /
HOOGENBOOM PAUL G
0.1700% (221782)
RPM /
SMILEY KEITH R
0.0800% (103769)
RPM /
Nance Frederick R.
0.0100% (18333)
RPM /
Nance Frederick R.
0.0100% (19071)
RPM /
Moore Edward W.
0.0600% (75917)
RPM /
Abizaid John P.
0.0200% (26689)
RPM /
Abizaid John P.
0.0200% (27314)
RPM /
Morford Craig S
0.0100% (10524)
CAH / RPM /
Morford Craig S
0.0100% (11237)
CAH / RPM /
Slifstein Barry
0.0400% (47245)
RPM /
Ratajczak Matthew T
0.0300% (43927)
RPM /
Gordon Russell L
0.0900% (116502)
RPM /
Deckard Jenniffer D.
0.0100% (6950)
FMSA / RPM /
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