BRIEF-Fortune Brands Delivers Strong Sales And Profit Growth In 2Q 2021 Company Further Increases 2021 Annual Outlook Based On Continued Expected Outperformance In A Strong Housing Market

July 28 (Reuters) - Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc (FBHS) :

* FORTUNE BRANDS DELIVERS STRONG SALES AND PROFIT GROWTH IN 2Q 2021; COMPANY FURTHER INCREASES 2021 ANNUAL OUTLOOK BASED ON CONTINUED EXPECTED OUTPERFORMANCE IN A STRONG HOUSING MARKET

* Q2 EARNINGS PER SHARE $1.55

* SEES FY EARNINGS PER SHARE $5.65 TO $5.85 EXCLUDING ITEMS

* Q2 EARNINGS PER SHARE $1.56 EXCLUDING ITEMS

* SEES FY SALES UP 23 TO 25 PERCENT

* Q2 SALES $1.9 BILLION VERSUS REFINITIV IBES ESTIMATE OF $1.89 BILLION

* Q2 EARNINGS PER SHARE ESTIMATE $1.40 -- REFINITIV IBES DATA

* FOR 2021, COMPANY EXPECTS TO GENERATE FREE CASH FLOW OF APPROXIMATELY $675 TO $725 MILLION

* FY2021 EARNINGS PER SHARE VIEW $5.63 -- REFINITIV IBES DATA Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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