PPG Industries yesterday reported fourth quarter 2015 net sales from continuing operations of $3.7 billion, consistent with the prior year. Net sales in local currencies grew 7 percent year-over-year, with acquisition-related sales adding 5 percent and sales volume growth contributing nearly 2 percent. Unfavorable foreign currency translation impacted net sales by 7 percent, or about $250 million.
Fourth quarter 2015 reported net income from continuing operations was $314 million, or $1.16 per diluted share. Fourth quarter 2015 adjusted net income from continuing operations was $332 million, or $1.23 per diluted share. Adjusted net income excludes an after-tax charge for transaction-related