ATLANTA, GA – HD Supply Holdings, Inc., one of the largest industrial distributors in North America, reported Net sales of $1.6 billion for the third quarter of fiscal 2018 ended October 28, 2018, an increase of $242 million, or 17.7 percent, as compared to the third quarter of fiscal 2017. Organic sales growth for the third quarter of fiscal 2018 was 9.4 percent, as compared to the third quarter of fiscal 2017.

“I couldn’t be more proud of the team’s performance in the third quarter. We continued to see both businesses deliver impressive sales growth and have successfully enhanced our capital structure through strategic refinancing and opportunistic share repurchases.” stated Joe DeAngelo, chairman and CEO of HD Supply. “I am also delighted to announce that on November 30, 2018, the Board of Directors authorized a new $500 million share repurchase program, bringing our total authorization to $1.5 billion since 2017.”

Gross profit increased $87 million, or 16.1 percent, to $629 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2018, as compared to $542 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2017. Gross profit was 39.0 percent of Net sales for the third quarter of fiscal 2018, down approximately 60 basis points from 39.6 percent for the third quarter of fiscal 2017.

Operating income increased $31 million, or 17.0 percent, to $213 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2018, as compared to $182 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2017. Operating income was 13.2 percent of Net sales for the third quarter of fiscal 2018, down approximately 10 basis points from 13.3 percent for the third quarter of fiscal 2017.

Income from continuing operations increased $36 million, or 78.3 percent, to $82 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2018, as compared to $46 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2017.

Net income decreased $370 million, or 81.9 percent, to $82 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2018, as compared to $452 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2017. Net income in the third quarter of fiscal 2017 included $406 million of Income from discontinued operations, net of tax.

Adjusted EBITDA increased $34 million, or 15.9 percent, to $248 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2018, as compared to $214 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2017. Adjusted EBITDA was 15.4 percent of Net sales for the third quarter of fiscal 2018, down approximately 20 basis points from 15.6 percent for the third quarter of fiscal 2017.

Adjusted net income increased $35 million, or 23.5 percent, to $184 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2018, as compared to $149 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2017. Adjusted net income per diluted share was $1.00 in the third quarter of fiscal 2018, as compared to $0.80 in the third quarter of fiscal 2017.

As of October 28, 2018, HD Supply’s combined liquidity of $920 million was comprised of $52 million in cash and cash equivalents and $868 million of additional available borrowings (excluding $175 million of borrowings on available cash balances) under HD Supply, Inc.’s senior asset-based lending facility, based on qualifying inventory and receivables.