Snap-On CEO says 'we are encouraged by our first quarter 2019 results'
"We are encouraged by our first quarter 2019 results, which included a continuing recovery in our U.S. franchise network, with a mid single-digit sales gain in that operation," said Nick Pinchuk, Snap-on chairman and CEO. "Our advancements in the quarter, despite uncertainty in several geographies, demonstrated progress along our runways for growth and reflects the strength of Snap-on's value proposition of making work easier for serious professionals in both critical industries and vehicle repair. At the same time, year-over-year growth in earnings per diluted share reflects the ongoing effectiveness of our Snap-on Value Creation Processes and the opportunities available in our end markets. Finally, our progress would not have been possible without the dedication and capability of our franchisees and associates, and I thank them for their commitment and their contributions."