Pool Corp. (Nasdaq: POOL), Covington, LA, reported sales for the full year 2012 of $1.95 billion, an increase of 9 percent from the prior year. Profit increased 7 percent to $567.4 million.
Fourth-quarter sales were $306.8 million, an increase of 13 percent from the same period a year ago. Operating loss for the fourth quarter was $10.3 million, compared to a loss of $14.3 million in 2011's fourth quarter.
Pool Corp. operates 312 sales centers in North America and Europe and distributes more than 160,000 products to about 80,000 wholesale customers.