By Michael Dabaie 

Sherwin-Williams Co. shares were down 1.8% at $287.58 after the paint and coatings company's quarterly earnings and guidance missed analyst views.

Sherwin-Williams earlier reported fourth-quarter net sales increased to $4.762 billion, short of FactSet consensus of $4.766 billion. Adjusted earnings per share were $1.34, missing FactSet consensus for $1.68.

"Our full year and fourth quarter were marked by industry-wide supply chain disruptions, unprecedented cost inflation and ongoing challenges related to the pandemic," said Chief Executive John G. Morikis.

Sherwin-Williams guided for 2022 adjusted EPS of $9.25 to $9.65, below FactSet consensus for $9.79.

"As we indicated in our mid-January announcement of preliminary results, demand remains strong across our end markets, though we expect raw material availability and Covid-related issues to persist through the first quarter. Given these near-term headwinds, we expect first-quarter 2022 consolidated net sales will be up a low to mid-single digit percentage compared to the first quarter 2021," Mr. Morikis said.

For the full-year 2022, the company guided for consolidated net sales to increase by a high-single-digit to low-double-digit percentage from 2021.

"We expect full-year raw material costs to remain elevated but to moderate sequentially, and we will continue to implement pricing actions as appropriate to offset increased costs," Mr. Morikis said.


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