Parker Reports Fiscal 2021 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results and Issues Guidance for Fiscal 2022
- All-time records for sales, net income, EPS, operating cash flow and segment operating margins
- Fourth quarter sales increased 25% to $3.96 billion, organic sales increased 22%
- Fourth quarter segment operating margin was 20.0% as reported, or 22.2% adjusted
- Fourth quarter EPS increased 72% to $3.84 as reported, or $4.38 adjusted
- Full year net income was $1.75 billion; EPS were $13.35 as reported, or $15.04 adjusted
- Full year total segment operating margin was 18.4% as reported, or 21.1% adjusted
- Full year EBITDA margin was 21.6% as reported, or 21.3% adjusted
- Full year cash flow from operations was $2.58 billion, or 17.9% of sales
- Announced offer to acquire Meggitt to nearly double the size of the Aerospace Systems Segment
CLEVELAND, August 5, 2021 -- Parker Hannifin Corporation (NYSE: PH), the global leader in motion and control technologies, today reported results for the fiscal 2021 fourth quarter and full year ended June 30, 2021. Fiscal 2021 fourth quarter sales were an all-time quarterly record at $3.96 billion, an increase of 25% compared with $3.16 billion in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020. Net income was also a record at $504.8 million, an increase of 74% compared with $289.5 million in the prior year quarter. Fiscal 2021 fourth quarter earnings per share were also an all-time quarterly record at $3.84, an increase of 72% compared with $2.23 in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020. Adjusted earnings per share increased 46% to $4.38 compared with adjusted earnings per share of $2.99 in the prior year quarter. A reconciliation of non-GAAP measures is included in the financial tables of this press release.
“We had an outstanding fourth quarter that capped off a record year for Parker,” said Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Tom Williams. "Despite extraordinary challenges, we generated record financial performance in fiscal 2021, setting all-time highs for sales, net income, earnings per share, segment operating margins and cash flow from operations. Notably, our full year adjusted segment operating margins reached 21.1%, a 220 basis point improvement versus the prior year. Our continued execution of The Win Strategy™ is taking our performance to new heights. My thanks to all Parker team members for their contributions to a great year.”
For the full year, fiscal 2021 sales were a record at $14.35 billion, an increase of 5% compared with $13.70 billion in fiscal 2020. Net income was a record at $1.75 billion, a 45% increase compared with $1.20 billion in the prior year period. Fiscal 2021 earnings per share increased 44% to a record $13.35 compared with $9.26 in fiscal 2020. Adjusted earnings per share increased 21% to $15.04 compared with $12.44 in fiscal 2020. Fiscal 2021 cash flow from operations was an all-time record at $2.58 billion, or 17.9% of sales, compared with $2.07 billion, or 15.1% of sales in the prior year period.
In the fiscal 2021 fourth quarter, the company made debt repayments of $184 million, bringing the cumulative debt reduction to approximately $3.4 billion over the last 20 months. The company has now retired all serviceable debt bringing the multiple of gross debt to EBITDA down to 2.1 times.
Diversified Industrial Segment: North American fourth quarter sales increased 27% to $1.82 billion and operating income was $360.4 million compared with $219.8 million in the same period a year ago. International fourth quarter sales increased 37% to $1.51 billion and operating income was $306.5 million compared with $175.4 million in the same period a year ago.
Aerospace Systems Segment: Fourth quarter sales increased 1% to $630.0 million and operating income was $123.1 million compared with $105.4 million in the same period a year ago.
Parker reported the following orders for the quarter ending June 30, 2021, compared with the same quarter a year ago:
· Orders increased 43% for total Parker
· Orders increased 56% in the Diversified Industrial North America businesses
· Orders increased 58% in the Diversified Industrial International businesses
· Orders decreased 7% in the Aerospace Systems Segment on a rolling 12-month average basis
Offer to Acquire Meggitt PLC
As previously announced on August 2, 2021, the company has reached an agreement on the terms of a recommended cash acquisition of the entire issued and to be issued ordinary share capital of Meggitt PLC, an international group and a world leader in aerospace, defense and energy. The acquisition is expected to close in approximately 12 months, subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory clearances and approval by Meggitt’s shareholders.
“The combination of Parker and Meggitt is an exciting opportunity for both companies’ team members, customers, shareholders and communities,” said Tom Williams, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “We strongly believe Parker is the right home for Meggitt. Together, we can better serve our customers through innovation, accelerated R&D and a complementary portfolio of aerospace and defense technologies.
“We are committed to being a responsible steward of Meggitt and are pleased our acquisition has the full support of Meggitt’s Board. We fully understand these responsibilities and are making a number of strong commitments that reflect them. During our longstanding presence in the UK we have built great respect for Meggitt, its heritage, and its place in British industry. Our own journey over more than 100 years has taught us the importance of a strong culture and reputation.”
For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022, the company has issued guidance for earnings per share to the range of $14.08 to $14.88, or $16.20 to $17.00 on an adjusted basis. Guidance assumes organic sales growth of approximately 5% to 9% compared with the prior year. Fiscal 2022 guidance is adjusted on a pre-tax basis for expected business realignment expenses of approximately $35 million, LORD costs to achieve of approximately $7 million and acquisition-related intangible asset amortization of approximately $320 million. A reconciliation of forecasted earnings per share to adjusted forecasted earnings per share is included in the financial tables of this press release.
Williams added, “We are encouraged by the positive demand trends across many of our end markets and anticipate a continued recovery in commercial aerospace during fiscal 2022. We expect this improving macro-economic outlook to enhance the impact of our continued actions to drive profitable growth by executing the Win Strategy and delivering top quartile financial performance."
NOTICE OF CONFERENCE CALL: Parker Hannifin's conference call and slide presentation to discuss its fiscal 2021 fourth quarter and full year results are available to all interested parties via live webcast today at 11:00 a.m. ET, at www.phstock.com. A replay of the webcast will be available on the site approximately one hour after the completion of the call and will remain available for one year. To register for e-mail notification of future events please visit www.phstock.com.
About Parker Hannifin
Parker Hannifin is a Fortune 250 global leader in motion and control technologies. For more than a century the company has been enabling engineering breakthroughs that lead to a better tomorrow. Parker has increased its annual dividend per share paid to shareholders for 65 consecutive fiscal years, among the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S&P 500 index. Learn more at www.parker.com or @parkerhannifin.
Note on Orders
Orders provide near-term perspective on the company's outlook, particularly when viewed in the context of prior and future quarterly order rates. However, orders are not in themselves an indication of future performance. All comparisons are at constant currency exchange rates, with the prior year restated to the current-year rates. All exclude acquisitions until they can be reflected in both the numerator and denominator. Aerospace comparisons are rolling 12-month average computations. The total Parker orders number is derived from a weighted average of the year-over-year quarterly % change in orders for Diversified Industrial North America and Diversified Industrial International, and the year-over-year 12-month rolling average of orders for the Aerospace Systems Segment.
Note on Inventories
During the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021, the company voluntarily changed its method of accounting for certain domestic inventory previously valued by the last-in, first-out (LIFO) method to the first-in, first-out (FIFO) method. This accounting change has been retrospectively applied to all periods presented in the financial tables of this press release.
Note on Net Income
Net income referenced in this press release is equal to net income attributable to common shareholders.
Note on Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This press release contains references to non-GAAP financial information including (a) adjusted earnings per share; (b) adjusted total segment operating margin; (c) EBITDA margin; and (d) adjusted EBITDA margin. The adjusted earnings per share and total segment operating margin measures are presented to allow investors and the company to meaningfully evaluate changes in earnings per share and total segment operating margin on a comparable basis from period to period. This press release also contains references to EBITDA, EBITDA margin and adjusted EBITDA margin. EBITDA is defined as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. Although EBITDA, EBITDA margin and adjusted EBITDA margin are not measures of performance calculated in accordance with GAAP, we believe that they are useful to an investor in evaluating the results of this quarter versus the prior period. A reconciliation of non-GAAP measures is included in the financial tables of this press release.
Forward-looking statements contained in this and other written and oral reports are made based on known events and circumstances at the time of release, and as such, are subject in the future to unforeseen uncertainties and risks. Often but not always, these statements may be identified from the use of forward-looking terminology such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “may,” “should,” “could,” “potential,” “continues,” “plans,” “forecasts,” “estimates,” “projects,” “predicts,” “would,” “intends,” “expects,” “targets,” “is likely,” “will,” or the negative of these terms and similar expressions, and include all statements regarding future performance, earnings projections, events or developments. Neither Parker nor any of its respective associates or directors, officers or advisers, provides any representation, assurance or guarantee that the occurrence of the events expressed or implied in any forward-looking statements in this press release will actually occur. Parker cautions readers not to place undue reliance on these statements. It is possible that the future performance and earnings projections of the company, including its individual segments, may differ materially from past performance or current expectations, depending on economic conditions within its mobile, industrial and aerospace markets, and the company's ability to maintain and achieve anticipated benefits associated with announced realignment activities, strategic initiatives to improve operating margins, actions taken to combat the effects of the current economic environment, and growth, innovation and global diversification initiatives. Additionally, the actual impact of changes in tax laws in the United States and foreign jurisdictions and any judicial or regulatory interpretation thereof on future performance and earnings projections may impact the company’s tax calculations. A change in the economic conditions in individual markets may have a particularly volatile effect on segment performance.
The risks and uncertainties in connection with such forward-looking statements related to the proposed acquisition of Meggitt include, but are not limited to, the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could delay the closing of the proposed acquisition; the possibility of non-consummation of the proposed Acquisition; the failure to satisfy any of the conditions to the proposed acquisition (including the satisfaction of the conditions detailed in the Rule 2.7 announcement); the possibility that a governmental entity may prohibit the consummation of the proposed acquisition or may delay or refuse to grant a necessary regulatory approval in connection with the proposed acquisition, or that in order for the parties to obtain any such regulatory approvals, conditions are imposed that adversely affect the anticipated benefits from the proposed acquisition or cause the parties to abandon the proposed acquisition; adverse effects on Parker’s common stock because of the failure to complete the proposed acquisition; Parker’s business experiencing disruptions due to acquisition-related uncertainty or other factors making it more difficult to maintain relationships with employees, business partners or governmental entities; the possibility that the expected synergies and value creation from the proposed acquisition will not be realized or will not be realized within the expected time period; the parties being unable to successfully implement integration strategies; and significant transaction costs related to the proposed acquisition. Readers should consider these forward-looking statements in light of risk factors discussed in Parker’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2020 and other periodic filings made with the SEC.
Among other factors which may affect future performance are: the impact of the global outbreak of COVID-19 and governmental and other actions taken in response; changes in business relationships with and purchases by or from major customers, suppliers or distributors, including delays or cancellations in shipments; disputes regarding contract terms or significant changes in financial condition, changes in contract cost and revenue estimates for new development programs and changes in product mix; ability to identify acceptable strategic acquisition targets; uncertainties surrounding timing, successful completion or integration of acquisitions and similar transactions, including the integration of LORD Corporation or Exotic Metals; the ability to successfully divest businesses planned for divestiture and realize the anticipated benefits of such divestitures; the determination to undertake business realignment activities and the expected costs thereof and, if undertaken, the ability to complete such activities and realize the anticipated cost savings from such activities; ability to implement successfully capital allocation initiatives, including timing, price and execution of share repurchases; availability, limitations or cost increases of raw materials, component products and/or commodities that cannot be recovered in product pricing; ability to manage costs related to insurance and employee retirement and health care benefits; legal and regulatory developments and changes; compliance costs associated with environmental laws and regulations; potential labor disruptions; threats associated with and efforts to combat terrorism and cyber-security risks; uncertainties surrounding the ultimate resolution of outstanding legal proceedings, including the outcome of any appeals; global competitive market conditions, including global reactions to U.S. trade policies, and resulting effects on sales and pricing; and global economic factors, including manufacturing activity, air travel trends, currency exchange rates, difficulties entering new markets and general economic conditions such as inflation, deflation, interest rates and credit availability; local and global political and economic conditions; inability to obtain, or meet conditions imposed for, required governmental and regulatory approvals; changes in consumer habits and preferences; foreign exchange rate fluctuations and interest rate fluctuations (including those from any potential credit rating decline); government actions and natural phenomena such as floods, earthquakes, hurricanes and pandemics; and success of business and operating initiatives.