“Our vision is to grow a truly great company for our shareholders, customers and employees. In 2013, we made initial progress toward this goal, as we doubled earnings before special items, increased our per share dividend by nearly 30 percent, announced an agreement to combine our real estate operation with TRI Pointe Homes, and acquired approximately 645,000 acres of outstanding timberlands in the Pacific Northwest through the purchase of Longview Timber,” said Doyle Simons, president and CEO. “As 2014 begins, we are relentlessly focused on driving operational excellence to fully capitalize on improving markets and deliver value to our shareholders.”
For the fourth quarter of 2013, Weyerhaeuser reported net earnings before special items of $157 million, or 27 cents per diluted share, on net sales of $2.3 billion. Including after-tax charges of $114 million for special items, the company reported net earnings of $43 million, or 7 cents per diluted share. This compares with net earnings of $143 million, or 26 cents per diluted share, on net sales of $2.0 billion for the same period last year.