SEATTLE, April 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE: WY) today reported first quarter net earnings of $681 million, or 91 cents per diluted share, on net sales of $2.5 billion. This compares with net earnings of $150 million, or 20 cents per diluted share, on net sales of $1.7 billion for the same period last year and net earnings of $292 million for the fourth quarter of 2020. There were no special items in first quarter 2021. Net earnings before special items was $138 million for the same period last year and $361 million for the fourth quarter of 2020.
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Adjusted EBITDA for the first quarter of 2021 was $1.1 billion compared with $413 million for the same period last year and $657 million for the fourth quarter of 2020.
“I am extremely pleased with our first quarter results, as our businesses delivered Weyerhaeuser’s highest quarterly Adjusted EBITDA on record despite severe winter weather and supply chain disruptions,” said Devin W. Stockfish, president and chief executive officer. “We also surpassed our previous record for Wood Products Adjusted EBITDA by more than 50 percent and announced a strategic acquisition to enhance our Alabama timberland holdings. As 2021 progresses, new residential construction activity is exhibiting remarkable momentum and repair and remodel demand remains very favorable. We remain committed to delivering operational excellence across our unmatched portfolio of assets and enhancing shareholder value through disciplined capital allocation.”
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Net earnings before special items is a non-GAAP measure that management believes provides helpful context in understanding the company’s earnings performance. Additionally, Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP measure that management uses to evaluate the performance of the company. Adjusted EBITDA, as we define it, is operating income adjusted for depreciation, depletion, amortization, basis of real estate sold and special items. Net earnings before special items and Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered in isolation from, and are not intended to represent an alternative to, our GAAP results. Reconciliations of Net earnings before special