Neil A. Schrimsher – Applied Industrial Technologies, Inc.
Sales trends by month
“Sure. So, Ryan, our sales per day trends for the overall fourth quarter improved 1.1% from the third quarter. May was slightly below April. We finished up in June. July was positive year-over-year probably mid-upper single digits. So, as expected, down sequentially from June with seasonality, and month-to-date August, we started well over these initial seven to eight days.
Overall good activity in the quarter
“All right. So, similar, 18 were up in the past quarter, positives around oil and gas that we’ve talked about year-over-year and sequentially in the U.S. Other related industries, infrastructure, aggregates, cement positives; seeing positives in machinery OEMs, transportation equipment and paper and food, those are probably the ones in the 18 and I think the others start to narrow a little bit more too. So, I think all-in-all, we saw good activity in the quarter and it’s a good base as we move into fiscal 2018.”