FEDERAL WAY, Wash., July 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE: WY) today reported net earnings of $84 million for the second quarter, or 16 cents per diluted share, on net sales of $1.8 billion. This compares with net earnings of $10 million on net sales from continuing operations of $1.6 billion for the same period last year.
Earnings for the second quarter of 2012 include after-tax gains of $37 million from special items. Excluding these items, the company reported net earnings of $47 million, or 9 cents per diluted share. This compares with net earnings before special items of $32 million, or 6 cents per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2011.
"We are seeing signs of a rebound in the U.S. housing market, and as markets strengthen, the operational improvements within our Wood Products business are yielding clear results," said Dan Fulton, president and chief executive officer. "Our ongoing work to improve performance across all businesses is positioning us to capture the full benefit of the market recovery as it unfolds."