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GRACO INC filed this Form 10-Q on 10/25/2017
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The following table presents the components of net sales change by geographic region for the Process segment:
 
Three Months Ended   
 
Nine Months Ended
 
Volume and Price
 
Acquisitions
 
Currency
 
Total
 
Volume and Price
 
Acquisitions
 
Currency
 
Total
Americas
11%
 
0%
 
0%
 
11%
 
12%
 
0%
 
0%
 
12%
EMEA
(3)%
 
0%
 
1%
 
(2)%
 
7%
 
0%
 
(4)%
 
3%
Asia Pacific
17%
 
0%
 
0%
 
17%
 
17%
 
0%
 
(1)%
 
16%
Segment Total
9%
 
0%
 
1%
 
10%
 
12%
 
0%
 
(1)%
 
11%

The Process segment had solid sales growth in legacy product applications, partially offset by the effects of continued weakness in Oil and Natural Gas. Year-to-date operating margin rates for this segment increased 5 percentage points compared to last year due to higher sales volume, favorable expense leverage and a decrease in intangible amortization related to the impairment recorded in the fourth quarter of 2016.

Contractor Segment

The following table presents net sales and operating earnings as a percentage of sales for the Contractor segment
(dollars in millions):
 
Three Months Ended   
 
Nine Months Ended
 
September 29,
2017
 
September 23,
2016
 
September 29,
2017
 
September 23,
2016
Net Sales
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Americas
$
94.9

 
$
84.6

 
$
280.2

 
$
249.7

EMEA
22.3

 
16.5

 
65.6

 
55.2

Asia Pacific
10.5

 
8.1

 
27.3

 
24.3

Total
$
127.7

 
$
109.2

 
$
373.1

 
$
329.2

Operating earnings as a percentage of net sales
26
%
 
23
%
 
25
%
 
22
%

The following table presents the components of net sales change by geographic region for the Contractor segment:
 
Three Months Ended   
 
Nine Months Ended
 
Volume and Price
 
Acquisitions
 
Currency
 
Total
 
Volume and Price
 
Acquisitions
 
Currency
 
Total
Americas
12%
 
0%
 
0%
 
12%
 
12%
 
0%
 
0%
 
12%
EMEA
29%
 
0%
 
5%
 
34%
 
20%
 
0%
 
(1)%
 
19%
Asia Pacific
30%
 
0%
 
1%
 
31%
 
13%
 
0%
 
0%
 
13%
Segment Total
16%
 
0%
 
1%
 
17%
 
13%
 
0%
 
0%
 
13%

Contractor segment sales increased in all channels. Operating margin rates for both the quarter and the year to date for the Contractor segment increased 3 percentage points compared to last year due to higher sales volume, improved gross margin rate and favorable expense leverage.


Liquidity and Capital Resources

Net cash provided by operating activities of $246 million increased $38 million compared to the first nine months of last year, mostly driven by the increase in net earnings. Increases in accounts receivable, inventories and accrued liabilities reflect growth in business activity in the first nine months of 2017. The Company used cash of $13 million in 2017 and $49 million in 2016 to acquire businesses that were not material to the consolidated financial statements. Other significant uses of cash in 2017 included share repurchases of $90 million (partially offset by $43 million of net proceeds from shares issued), cash dividends of $60 million, property, plant and equipment additions of $29 million and a contribution of $20 million to a funded pension plan.


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