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AMETEK Announces Record Fourth Quarter And Full Year Results
- Reports fourth quarter sales up 11% over prior year
- Reports GAAP earnings of $0.91 per diluted share; delivers adjusted earnings of $0.86 per diluted share, up 23% over 2017 adjusted earnings
- Provides 2019 adjusted earnings guidance of $3.95 to $4.05 per diluted share

BERWYN, Pa., Feb. 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE: AME) today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2018.

AMETEK's fourth quarter 2018 sales were a record $1.27 billion, up 11% compared to the fourth quarter of 2017, with organic sales growth of 5%. Operating income increased 14% to a record $282.0 million, and operating margins expanded to 22.2%, up 50 basis points over the prior year's adjusted results.

On a GAAP basis, fourth quarter earnings per diluted share were $0.91. Excluding an after-tax gain of $11.8 million, or $0.05 per diluted share, related to the finalization of the impact of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, fourth quarter earnings were $0.86 per diluted share, an increase of 23% over the prior year's adjusted earnings. A reconciliation of reported GAAP results to adjusted results is included in the financial tables accompanying this release and on the AMETEK website.

"AMETEK completed an outstanding year with record results in the fourth quarter," said David A. Zapico, AMETEK Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Our businesses again delivered strong organic sales growth and outstanding operating performance driving robust sales and earnings growth in the quarter."

"Additionally, our businesses continue to generate excellent levels of cash flow with operating cash flow in the fourth quarter a record $296 million," added Mr. Zapico. "We remain focused on deploying our free cash flow on strategic acquisitions having deployed a record $1.1 billion of capital on acquisitions in 2018, including $750 million on three acquisitions in the fourth quarter. We also deployed $364 million on share repurchases in the quarter."

For the full year, AMETEK's sales were a record $4.8 billion, an increase of 13% over 2017, and organic sales growth was 7%. Operating income in 2018 was a record $1.08 billion, up 16%, and operating income margins were 22.2%, expanding 70 basis points over 2017's adjusted results.

On a GAAP basis, earnings were $3.34 per diluted share. Excluding the after-tax gain of $0.05 per diluted share, 2018 earnings were $3.29 per diluted share, a 26% increase over 2017's adjusted earnings. 

Electronic Instruments Group (EIG)
Fourth quarter EIG sales were a record $826.0 million, up 11% over the fourth quarter of 2017. EIG operating income was a record $214.6 million in the quarter, up 11% over the prior-year period's adjusted results, and operating margins were 26.0%.

"EIG finished the year with an outstanding fourth quarter, delivering excellent sales and operating income growth. In addition to solid organic growth and excellent operating performance, we completed five acquisitions across EIG in 2018," noted Mr. Zapico.

Electromechanical Group (EMG)
EMG sales in the fourth quarter were $445.3 million, up 11% over the same quarter in 2017. EMG's fourth quarter operating income was $85.8 million, an 18% increase, and operating margins were 19.3%, expanding 110 basis points over the prior year's adjusted results.

"EMG also capped the year with exceptional results in the fourth quarter. Sales grew by double digits on strong, broad-based organic sales growth and contributions from the acquisition of FMH Aerospace. EMG continues to deliver excellent results through our Operational Excellence initiatives, which resulted in a sharp increase in operating income during the quarter," commented Mr. Zapico.

2019 Outlook
Going forward, AMETEK will report and provide guidance on an adjusted diluted earnings per share basis that adds back non-cash, after-tax, acquisition related intangible amortization. The company believes this non-GAAP measure provides investors with a better understanding of its cash flows and core operating results and aligns more comparably to AMETEK's acquisitive peer companies. A reconciliation of our GAAP to non-GAAP results and guidance will be included in financial tables accompanying our press releases.

"Our businesses delivered outstanding performance in 2018, positioning us well for continued success in 2019. The AMETEK Growth Model, which combines our four growth strategies of operational excellence, new product development, global and market expansion, and strategic acquisitions, along with a disciplined focus on cash generation and capital deployment continues to provide a scalable platform to drive long-term, sustainable growth," noted Mr. Zapico.

"In 2019, we expect overall sales to be up high single digits on a percentage basis compared to 2018, driven by contributions from recent acquisitions, and 3% to 5% organic sales growth. On a GAAP basis, full year earnings per diluted share are expected to be in the range of $3.52 to $3.62. Adjusted earnings per diluted share are expected to be in the range of $3.95 to $4.05, an increase of 8% to 11% over the prior year's comparable basis," he added.

"For the first quarter of 2019, sales are expected to be up high single digits on a percentage basis compared to the prior-year. On a GAAP basis, earnings per diluted share are expected to be in the range of $0.84 to $0.86. Adjusted earnings per diluted share are anticipated to be in the range of $0.95 to $0.97, up 9% to 11% over the prior year comparable basis," concluded Mr. Zapico.

Conference Call
AMETEK will webcast its fourth quarter 2018 investor conference call on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, beginning at 8:30 AM ET. The live audio webcast will be available and later archived in the Investors section of www.ametek.com.

Corporate Profile
AMETEK is a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with sales of approximately $5.0 billion. AMETEK's growth model is based on four key strategies: Operational Excellence, Strategic Acquisitions, Global & Market Expansion and New Products. AMETEK's objective is double-digit percentage growth in earnings per share over the business cycle and a superior return on total capital. The common stock of AMETEK is a component of the S&P 500 Index.

Forward-looking Information
Statements in this news release relating to future events, such as AMETEK's expected business and financial performance are "forward-looking statements." Forward-looking statements are subject to various factors and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ significantly from expectations. These factors and uncertainties include AMETEK's ability to consummate and successfully integrate future acquisitions; risks associated with international sales and operations; AMETEK's ability to successfully develop new products, open new facilities or transfer product lines; the price and availability of raw materials; compliance with government regulations, including environmental regulations; changes in the competitive environment or the effects of competition in our markets; the ability to maintain adequate liquidity and financing sources; and general economic conditions affecting the industries we serve. A detailed discussion of these and other factors that may affect our future results is contained in AMETEK's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent reports on Form 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K. AMETEK disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements.

Contact:
AMETEK, Inc.
Kevin Coleman
Vice President, Investor Relations
1100 Cassatt Road
Berwyn, Pennsylvania 19312
kevin.coleman@ametek.com 
Phone: 610.889.5247


 

AMETEK, Inc.

Consolidated Statement of Income

(In thousands, except per share amounts)



 Three Months Ended


 Year Ended


 December 31,


 December 31,


2018


2017


2018


2017


 (Unaudited)




 (Unaudited)



Net sales

$1,271,328


$1,143,085


$4,845,872


$4,300,170

Operating expenses:








     Cost of sales

835,268


769,650


3,186,310


2,861,370

     Selling, general and administrative

154,040


146,849


584,022


535,180

          Total operating expenses

989,308


916,499


3,770,332


3,396,550









Operating income

282,020


226,586


1,075,540


903,620

Other expenses:








     Interest expense

(20,319)


(24,252)


(82,180)


(98,029)

     Other, net

(2,931)


(4,809)


(5,615)


(8,862)

Income before income taxes

258,770


197,525


987,745


796,729

Provision (benefit) for income taxes

47,250


(41,007)


209,812


115,259









Net income

$   211,520


$   238,532


$   777,933


$   681,470









Diluted earnings per share

$        0.91


$        1.03


$        3.34


$        2.94

Basic earnings per share

$        0.92


$        1.03


$        3.37


$        2.96









Weighted average common shares outstanding:








     Diluted shares

231,333


232,534


232,712


231,845

     Basic shares

229,611


230,770


230,823


230,229









Dividends per share

$        0.14


$        0.09


$        0.56


$        0.36

 

 

AMETEK, Inc.

Information by Business Segment

(In thousands)



 Three Months Ended


 Year Ended


 December 31,


 December 31,


2018


2017


2018


2017


 (Unaudited)




 (Unaudited)



Net sales:








     Electronic Instruments

$   826,034


$   741,516


$3,028,959


$2,690,554

     Electromechanical

445,294


401,569


1,816,913


1,609,616

          Consolidated net sales

$1,271,328


$1,143,085


$4,845,872


$4,300,170









Income:








Segment operating income:








     Electronic Instruments

$   214,641


$   189,642


$   782,144


$   671,646

     Electromechanical

85,846


60,758


363,765


306,779

          Total segment operating income

300,487


250,400


1,145,909


978,425

     Corporate administrative and other expenses

(18,467)


(23,814)


(70,369)


(74,805)

          Consolidated operating income

$   282,020


$   226,586


$1,075,540


$   903,620

 

 

AMETEK, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet

(In thousands)



 December 31,


 December 31,


2018


2017


 (Unaudited)



ASSETS




Current assets:




     Cash and cash equivalents

$     353,975


$     646,300

     Receivables, net

732,839


668,176

     Inventories, net

624,744


540,504

     Other current assets

124,586


79,675

          Total current assets

1,836,144


1,934,655





Property, plant and equipment, net

554,130


493,296

Goodwill

3,612,033


3,115,619

Other intangibles, investments and other assets

2,659,981


2,252,494

          Total assets

$  8,662,288


$  7,796,064





LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY




Current liabilities:




     Short-term borrowings and current portion of long-term debt, net

$     358,876


$     308,123

     Accounts payable and accruals

899,828


830,540

          Total current liabilities

1,258,704


1,138,663





Long-term debt, net

2,273,837


1,866,166

Deferred income taxes and other long-term liabilities

887,825


763,602

Stockholders' equity

4,241,922


4,027,633

          Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$  8,662,288


$  7,796,064

 

 

AMETEK, Inc.

Reconciliations of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)














Three Months Ended


Year Ended




December 31,


December 31,




2018


2017


2018


2017











EIG Segment operating income (GAAP)


$  214,641


$  189,642


$     782,144


$ 671,646


Realignment costs


-


4,534


-


4,534

Adjusted EIG Segment operating income (Non-GAAP)


$  214,641


$  194,176


$     782,144


$ 676,180











EMG Segment operating income (GAAP)


$    85,846


$    60,758


$     363,765


$ 306,779


Realignment costs


-


12,252


-


12,252

Adjusted EMG Segment operating income (Non-GAAP)


$    85,846


$    73,010


$     363,765


$ 319,031











Operating income (GAAP)


$  282,020


$  226,586


$  1,075,540


$ 903,620


Realignment costs


-


16,786


-


16,786


Charitable donations


-


5,000


-


5,000

Adjusted Operating income (Non-GAAP)


$  282,020


$  248,372


$  1,075,540


$ 925,406











Provision for income taxes (GAAP)


$    47,250


$   (41,007)


$     209,812


$ 115,259


Income tax benefit on realignment costs


-


3,821


-


3,821


Income tax benefit on charitable donations


-


1,885


-


1,885


Net deferred tax revaluation due to Tax Reform(1)


1,422


185,781


1,422


185,781


Deemed repatriation of foreign earnings due to Tax Reform(1)

10,398


(94,191)


10,398


(94,191)

Adjusted provision for income taxes (Non-GAAP)


$    59,070


$    56,289


$     221,632


$ 212,555











Net income (GAAP)


$  211,520


$  238,532


$     777,933


$ 681,470


Realignment costs


-


12,965


-


12,965


Charitable donations


-


3,115


-


3,115


Net deferred tax revaluation due to Tax Reform(1)


(1,422)


(185,781)


(1,422)


(185,781)


Deemed repatriation of foreign earnings due to Tax Reform(1)

(10,398)


94,191


(10,398)


94,191

Adjusted Net income (Non-GAAP)


$  199,700


$  163,022


$     766,113


$ 605,960











Diluted earnings per share (GAAP)


$         0.91


$         1.03


$            3.34


$        2.94


Realignment costs


-


0.07


-


0.07


Income tax benefit on realignment costs


-


(0.02)


-


(0.02)


Charitable donations


-


0.02


-


0.02


Income tax benefit on charitable donations


-


(0.01)


-


(0.01)


Net deferred tax revaluation due to Tax Reform(1)


(0.01)


(0.80)


(0.01)


(0.80)


Deemed repatriation of foreign earnings due to Tax Reform(1)

(0.04)


0.41


(0.04)


0.41

Adjusted Diluted earnings per share (Non-GAAP)


$         0.86


$         0.70


$            3.29


$        2.61











EIG Segment operating margin (GAAP)


26.0%


25.6%


25.8%


25.0%


Realignment costs


-


0.6


-


0.1

Adjusted EIG Segment operating margin (Non-GAAP)


26.0%


26.2%


25.8%


25.1%











EMG Segment operating margin (GAAP)


19.3%


15.1%


20.0%


19.1%


Realignment costs


-


3.1


-


0.8

Adjusted EMG Segment operating margin (Non-GAAP)


19.3%


18.2%


20.0%


19.9%











Operating income margin (GAAP)


22.2%


19.8%


22.2%


21.0%


Realignment costs


-


1.5


-


0.4


Charitable donations


-


0.4


-


0.1

Adjusted Operating income margin (Non-GAAP)


22.2%


21.7%


22.2%


21.5%































Effective tax rate (GAAP)


18.3%


(20.8)%


21.2%


14.5%


Realignment costs


-


(0.2)


-


(0.1)


Charitable donations


-


0.3


-


0.1


Net deferred tax revaluation due to Tax Reform(1)


0.5


94.1


0.1


23.3


Deemed repatriation of foreign earnings due to










  Tax Reform(1)


4.0


(47.7)


1.1


(11.8)

Adjusted Effective tax rate (Non-GAAP)


22.8%


25.7%


22.4%


26.0%

 

 

AMETEK, Inc.


Reconciliations of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures


(In thousands, except per share amounts)


(Unaudited)


















 Forecasted Diluted Earnings Per Share




 Three Months Ended


Year Ended




March 31,


December 31,




Low


High




Low


High






2019


2019


2018


2019


2019


2018
















Diluted earnings per share (GAAP)


$ 0.84


$ 0.86


$ 0.78


$ 3.52


$ 3.62


$ 3.34
















Pretax amortization of acquisition-related
intangible assets


0.14


0.14


0.12


0.57


0.57


0.49
















Income tax benefit on amortization of acquisition-
related intangible assets


(0.03)


(0.03)


(0.03)


(0.14)


(0.14)


(0.12)
















Net deferred tax revaluation due to Tax Reform (1)


-


-


-


-


-


(0.01)
















Deemed repatriation of foreign earnings due to
Tax Reform (1)


-


-


-


-


-


(0.04)
















Adjusted Diluted earnings per share (Non-GAAP)


$ 0.95


$ 0.97


$ 0.87


$ 3.95


$ 4.05


$ 3.66





(1) - These amounts, which are based on reasonable estimates, will require further adjustments as additional guidance from the U.S. Department of Treasury is provided, the Company's assumptions change, or as further information and interpretations become available.






















 

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information

The Company supplements its consolidated financial statements presented on a U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") basis with certain non‑GAAP financial information to provide investors with greater insight, increased transparency and allow for a more comprehensive understanding of the information used by management in its financial and operational decision-making.  Reconciliation of non‑GAAP measures to their most directly comparable GAAP measures are included in the accompanying financial tables. These non‑GAAP financial measures should be considered in addition to, and not as a replacement for, or superior to, the comparable GAAP measure, and may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies.

The Company believes that these measures provide useful information to investors by reflecting additional ways of viewing AMETEK's operations that, when reconciled to the comparable GAAP measure, helps our investors to better understand the long-term profitability trends of our business, and facilitates easier comparisons of our profitability to prior and future periods and to our peers.  The items described above have been excluded from this measure because items of this nature and/or size occur with inconsistent frequency, occur for reasons that may be unrelated to AMETEK's commercial performance during the period and/or we believe are not indicative of AMETEK's ongoing operating costs or gains in a given period, which we believe may obscure underlying business trends and make comparisons of long-term performance difficult.

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SOURCE AMETEK, Inc.

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