- First quarter sales were $3.33 billion; organic sales declined 3%
- First quarter EPS were $2.60 as reported, or $2.76 adjusted
- First quarter total segment operating margin was 17.0% as reported, or 17.3% adjusted
- EBITDA margin was 18.4% as reported, or 19.1% adjusted
- Cash flow from operations was a first quarter record at $449 million, and reached 13.5% of sales
- LORD Corporation and Exotic Metals Forming Company acquisitions completed
- Company revises fiscal 2020 full year guidance
CLEVELAND, October 31, 2019 -- Parker Hannifin Corporation (NYSE: PH), the global leader in motion and control technologies, today reported results for the fiscal 2020 first quarter ended September 30, 2019. Fiscal 2020 first quarter sales were $3.33 billion, compared with $3.48 billion in the prior year quarter. Net income was $338.9 million, compared with $375.7 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2019. Fiscal 2020 first quarter earnings per share were $2.60, compared with $2.79 in the prior year quarter. Adjusted earnings per share were $2.76, compared with adjusted earnings per share of $2.84 in the prior year quarter. Fiscal year-to-date cash flow from operations was a first quarter record at $449.1 million, and reached 13.5% of sales, compared with 4.6% in the prior year period. In the first quarter of fiscal 2019, cash flow from operations was 10.3% of sales, excluding a discretionary pension contribution. A reconciliation of non-GAAP measures is included in the financial tables of this press release.
“We delivered increased adjusted total segment operating margin, EBITDA margin and record cash flow in the first quarter despite softness in global economic conditions," said Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Tom Williams. "Adjusted total segment operating margin of 17.3% increased 10 basis points compared with the prior year quarter and adjusted EBITDA margin increased 110 basis points year-over-year to 19.1%. This performance reflects the effort of our global teams and the effective implementation of The Win Strategy™."
Diversified Industrial Segment: North American first quarter sales decreased 3% to $1.6 billion, and operating income was $275.2 million, compared with $275.1 million in the same period a year ago. International first quarter sales decreased 13% to $1.1 billion, and operating income decreased 18% to $168.6 million, compared with $206.1 million in the same period a year ago.
Aerospace Systems Segment: First quarter sales increased 12% to $631.1 million, and operating income increased 12% to $123.0 million, compared with $109.9 million in the same period a year ago.
Parker reported the following orders for the quarter ending September 30, 2019, compared with the same quarter a year ago:
· Orders decreased 2% for total Parker
· Orders decreased 6% in the Diversified Industrial North America businesses
· Orders decreased 10% in the Diversified Industrial International businesses
· Orders increased 22% in the Aerospace Systems Segment on a rolling 12-month average basis
As previously announced on October 29, 2019, the company completed its acquisition of LORD Corporation, a leading manufacturer of advanced adhesives and coatings, as well as vibration and motion control technologies, for approximately $3.675 billion in cash.LORD will be combined with Parker’s Engineered Materials Group.
As previously announced on September 16, 2019, the company completed its acquisition of Exotic Metals Forming Company LLC for approximately $1.725 billion in cash. Exotic Metals Forming is now a stand-alone division in the Aerospace Systems Group.
Detailed integration plans are underway for both acquisitions, which are expected to facilitate a smooth transition and drive synergies from the combination of the organizations.
For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020, the company has revised guidance for earnings per share to the range of $8.53 to $9.33, or $10.10 to $10.90 on an adjusted basis. Fiscal year 2020 guidance is adjusted on a pre-tax basis for expected business realignment expenses of approximately $40 million, costs to achieve of approximately $27 million, one-time acquisition expenses of approximately $200 million, and has been updated to include LORD Corporation and Exotic Metals Forming. Guidance assumes an organic sales decline in the range of 7.5% to 4.5%. 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, "Continued execution of the Win Strategy will position us to deliver strong margins, earnings and cash flow for the full fiscal year. We have revised guidance based on the impact of the closing of the LORD Corporation and Exotic Metals Forming acquisitions and softening macroeconomic trends."
NOTICE OF CONFERENCE CALL:Parker Hannifin's conference call and slide presentation to discuss its fiscal 2020 first quarter 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.
Parker Hannifin is a Fortune 250 global leader in motion and control technologies. For more than 100 years the company has engineered the success of its customers in a wide range of diversified industrial and aerospace markets. Parker has increased its annual dividend per share paid to shareholders for 63 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 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 cash flow from operations; (c) adjusted total segment operating margin; adjusted EBITDA margin; and (d) adjusted forecasted earnings from continuing operations per share. The adjusted earnings per share, cash flow from operations and total segment operating margin measures are presented to allow investors and the company to meaningfully evaluate changes in earnings per share, cash flows from operations and total segment operating margin on a comparable basis from period to period. This press release also contains references to EBITDA and EBITDA margin. EBITDA is defined as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. Although EBITDA and 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. 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,” “anticipates,” “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.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 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 interpretations 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.
Among other factors which may affect future performance are: 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 CLARCOR, 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; 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. The company makes these statements as of the date of this disclosure and undertakes no obligation to update them unless otherwise required by law.