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Eastman swings to a loss on restructuring, acquisition charges

3:36 PM MST | January 31, 2013 | Rebecca Coons

Eastman Chemical reported a loss of $44 million for the fiscal quarter ended 31 December, compared with $19 million in the year-ago quarter. Excluding one-time items, including costs related to its $4.8-billion acquisition of Solutia last year, earnings jumped 53%, to $1.19/share, meeting analysts' estimates, as reported by Thomson Reuters. Sales climbed 26%, to $2.2 billion. Excluding the addition of Solutia, sales declined 4% on lower selling prices. Additives & Functional Products operating earnings, which include Solutia's rubber materials product lines...

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