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Lennox International Reports Record Third-Quarter Profit
- Revenue up 6%, and up 11% at constant currency
- Adjusted EPS from continuing operations up 26% to $1.82
- GAAP EPS from continuing operations up 28% to $1.76
- Narrowing 2015 revenue growth at constant currency guidance range from 4-7% to 5-7%
- Narrowing 2015 adjusted EPS from continuing operations guidance range from $5.25-$5.50 to $5.25-$5.40

DALLAS, Oct. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Lennox International Inc. (NYSE: LII) today reported financial results for the third quarter of 2015. Financial results reflect sold businesses in discontinued operations.

Revenue for the third quarter was $955 million, up 6% from the prior-year quarter including the negative impact from foreign exchange. At constant currency, revenue was up 11%. Adjusted earnings per share from continuing operations was a third-quarter record $1.82, up 26% from the prior-year quarter. On a GAAP basis, earnings per share from continuing operations was a third-quarter record $1.76, up 28% from the prior-year quarter.

"Lennox International realized strong revenue growth at constant currency and significant margin expansion across all three of our businesses in the third quarter," said Chairman and CEO Todd Bluedorn. "For the company overall, total segment profit set a third-quarter record, and profit margin expanded 140 basis points from the prior-year quarter to a record level of 13.7%. Our Residential business set third-quarter records for revenue, margin and profit as strong business momentum continued. Residential revenue was up 13% at constant currency, and margin expanded 240 basis points to 17.4%. In Commercial, segment profit and margin set new highs on 8% revenue growth at constant currency. North America and Europe both saw high single-digit revenue growth at constant currency. Commercial segment margin expanded 70 basis points to 18.2%.  In Refrigeration, revenue was up 8% at constant currency, with double-digit growth in North America and Europe. Refrigeration margin expanded 220 basis points from the prior-year quarter to 10.7%.

"Looking ahead for the company overall, we now expect revenue growth of 5-7% at constant currency for the full year. We are narrowing 2015 guidance for adjusted EPS from continuing operations to $5.25-$5.40. The company is well-positioned for continued momentum in the fourth quarter and as we look ahead to 2016. We remain focused on capitalizing on end market growth, capturing additional market share, and driving operational initiatives for higher profitability."

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

Revenue: Revenue for the third quarter was $955 million, up 6% from the prior-year quarter. At constant currency, revenue was up 11%. Volume and price/mix were up on a revenue basis from the prior-year quarter.

Gross Profit: Gross profit in the third quarter was $273 million, up 11% from $247 million in the prior-year quarter. Gross margin was 28.6%, up 110 basis points from 27.5% in the prior-year quarter. Gross profit was positively impacted by higher volume, favorable price, lower material costs, and higher productivity, with partial offsets from negative mix, unfavorable foreign exchange, and investments in distribution expansion.

Income from Continuing Operations: Adjusted income from continuing operations in the third quarter was $83.2 million, or $1.82 per share, compared to $70.3 million, or $1.44 per share, in the prior-year quarter. Adjusted earnings from continuing operations for the third quarter of 2015 excludes $2.9 million in after-tax charges: $0.8 million for special legal contingency charges, $0.7 million related to contractor tax payments in a non-U.S. subsidiary, $0.5 million for the net change in unrealized losses on unsettled future contracts, and $0.9 million, net, for other items.

On a GAAP basis, income from continuing operations for the third quarter was $80.3 million, or $1.76 per share, compared to $67.5 million, or $1.38 per share, in the prior-year quarter.

Free Cash Flow and Total Debt: Net cash from operations in the third quarter was $159 million compared to $97 million in the prior-year quarter. Capital expenditures were $14 million in the third quarter compared to $19 million in the third quarter a year ago. Free cash flow was $145 million compared to $78 million in the prior-year quarter. Total debt at the end of the third quarter was $918 million. Total cash and cash equivalents were $35 million at the end of the quarter. The company paid $16 million in dividends in the third quarter. The company's previously announced $450 million accelerated stock repurchase program continues and will be completed in the fourth quarter of 2015.

BUSINESS SEGMENT HIGHLIGHTS

Residential Heating & Cooling
Revenue in the Residential Heating & Cooling business segment was a third-quarter record $518 million, up 12% from the prior-year quarter. At constant currency, revenue was up 13%. Segment profit was a third-quarter record $90 million, up 30% from the prior-year quarter. Segment profit margin was a third-quarter record 17.4%, up 240 basis points from the prior-year quarter. Results were impacted by higher volume, favorable price/mix, lower material costs, and higher productivity, with partial offsets from unfavorable foreign exchange and investments in SG&A and distribution expansion.

Commercial Heating & Cooling
Revenue in the Commercial Heating & Cooling business segment was $247 million in the third quarter, up 2% from the prior-year quarter. At constant currency, revenue was up 8%. Segment profit was a record $45 million, up 6% from the prior-year quarter. Segment profit margin was a record 18.2%, up 70 basis points from the prior-year quarter. Results were impacted by higher volume, favorable price, and lower material costs, with partial offsets from unfavorable mix, unfavorable foreign exchange, and investments in SG&A.

Refrigeration
Revenue in the Refrigeration business segment was $190 million in the third quarter, down 2%. At constant currency, revenue was up 8%. Segment profit was $20 million, up 23% from the prior-year quarter. Segment profit margin was 10.7%, up 220 basis points from the prior-year quarter. Results were impacted by higher volume, favorable price, lower material costs, lower SG&A and higher productivity, with partial offsets from unfavorable mix in North America supermarket business and unfavorable foreign exchange.

FULL-YEAR OUTLOOK

For 2015, the company is narrowing guidance for revenue and adjusted EPS from continuing operations.

  • Narrowing revenue growth guidance at constant currency from 4-7% to 5-7%.
  • Still expecting a negative 3 point impact on revenue from foreign exchange on a full-year basis, equating to revenue growth guidance of 2-4% at actual currency versus the prior guidance range of 1-4%.
  • Narrowing adjusted EPS from continuing operations guidance from $5.25-$5.50 to $5.25-$5.40.
  • Updating GAAP EPS from continuing operations guidance from $5.14-$5.39 to $5.08-$5.23.
  • Reiterating effective tax rate guidance of 34-35% on a full-year basis.
  • Reiterating capital expenditure guidance of approximately $80 million.

CONFERENCE CALL INFORMATION

A conference call to discuss the company's third quarter results will be held this morning at 8:30 a.m. Central time. To listen, call the conference call line at 612-288-0340 at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time and use reservation number 370024. The conference call will also be webcast on Lennox International's web site at www.lennoxinternational.com. A replay will be available from 11:00 a.m. Central time on October 19 through October 26, 2015 by dialing 800-475-6701 (U.S.) or 320-365-3844 (international) and using access code 370024. The call will also be archived on the company's web site.

Lennox International Inc. is a global leader in the heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration markets. Lennox International is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and traded under the symbol "LII". Additional information is available at: www.lennoxinternational.com or by contacting Steve Harrison, Vice President, Investor Relations, at 972-497-6670.

The statements in this news release that are not historical statements, including statements regarding the 2015 full-year outlook and expected financial results for 2015, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results expressed or implied by the statements. Risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from such statements include, but are not limited to: the impact of higher raw material prices, LII's ability to implement price increases for its products and services, changes in foreign exchange rates, economic conditions in our markets, the consequences of regulatory changes, the impact of unfavorable weather, and a decline in new construction activity and related demand for products and services. For information concerning these and other risks and uncertainties, see LII's publicly available filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. LII disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
 

LENNOX INTERNATIONAL INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Consolidated Statements of Operations

(Unaudited)


(Amounts in millions, except per share data)

For the Three Months Ended
September 30,


For the Nine Months Ended
September 30,


2015


2014


2015


2014

Net sales

$

955.0



$

898.4



$

2,633.3



$

2,554.6


Cost of goods sold

681.6



651.3



1,913.5



1,876.7


Gross profit

273.4



247.1



719.8



677.9


Operating Expenses:








Selling, general and administrative expenses

143.8



140.9



430.0



425.5


Losses (gains) and other expenses, net

6.0



2.1



14.9



3.5


Restructuring charges

(0.4)



1.0



1.8



1.3


Income from equity method investments

(3.0)



(3.5)



(11.8)



(12.0)


Operational income from continuing operations

127.0



106.6



284.9



259.6


Interest expense, net

5.7



4.0



17.9



11.0


Other expense (income), net

(0.7)





(0.7)




Income from continuing operations before income taxes

122.0



102.6



267.7



248.6


Provision for income taxes

41.7



35.1



91.9



86.6


Income from continuing operations

80.3



67.5



175.8



162.0


Discontinued Operations:








Loss from discontinued operations before income taxes



(0.2)



(0.9)



(1.3)


Benefit from income taxes



(0.1)



(0.4)



(0.5)


Loss from discontinued operations



(0.1)



(0.5)



(0.8)


Net income

$

80.3



$

67.4



$

175.3



$

161.2










Earnings per share – Basic:








Income from continuing operations

$

1.78



$

1.40



$

3.92



$

3.33


Loss from discontinued operations





(0.01)



(0.02)


Net income

$

1.78



$

1.40



$

3.91



$

3.31


Earnings per share – Diluted:








Income from continuing operations

$

1.76



$

1.38



$

3.86



$

3.27


Loss from discontinued operations





(0.01)



(0.01)


Net income

$

1.76



$

1.38



$

3.85



$

3.26










Weighted Average Number of Shares Outstanding - Basic

45.0



48.3



44.9



48.7


Weighted Average Number of Shares Outstanding - Diluted

45.6



49.0



45.6



49.5










Cash dividends declared per share

$

0.36



$

0.30



$

1.02



$

0.84


 


LENNOX INTERNATIONAL INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Segment Net Sales and Profit (Loss)

(Unaudited)


(Amounts in millions)

For the Three Months Ended
September 30,


For the Nine Months Ended
September 30,


2015


2014


2015


2014

Net sales








Residential Heating & Cooling

$

517.9



$

462.6



$

1,435.6



$

1,332.5


Commercial Heating & Cooling

246.8



241.6



660.3



655.6


Refrigeration

190.3



194.2



537.4



566.5



$

955.0



$

898.4



$

2,633.3



$

2,554.6










Segment Profit (Loss) (1)








Residential Heating & Cooling

$

90.1



$

69.4



$

221.3



$

178.8


Commercial Heating & Cooling

44.8



42.2



95.5



91.3


Refrigeration

20.3



16.5



37.5



42.3


Corporate and other

(24.0)



(17.5)



(57.4)



(47.8)


Subtotal that includes segment profit and eliminations

131.2



110.6



296.9



264.6


Reconciliation to Income from continuing operations before income taxes:








Special product quality adjustments

0.7



0.2



(0.6)



(0.1)


Items in Losses (gains) and other expenses, net that are excluded from segment profit (loss) (1)

3.9



1.8



10.8



2.8


Restructuring charges

(0.4)



1.0



1.8



1.3


Interest expense, net

5.7



4.0



17.9



11.0


Special inventory write down



1.0





1.0


Other expense (income), net

(0.7)





(0.7)




Income from continuing operations before income taxes

$

122.0



$

102.6



$

267.7



$

248.6


 

(1)

The Company defines segment profit and loss as a segment's income or loss from continuing operations before income taxes included in the accompanying Consolidated Statements of Operations, excluding:


Special product quality adjustments;


The following items in Losses (gains) and other expenses, net:



- Net change in unrealized gains and/or losses on unsettled futures contracts,



- Special legal contingency charges,



- Asbestos-related litigation,



- Contractor tax payments,



- Environmental liabilities, and



- Other items, net;


Restructuring charges;


Goodwill, long-lived asset, and equity method investment impairments;


Interest expense, net; and


Other expense, net.

 


LENNOX INTERNATIONAL INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Consolidated Balance Sheets


(Amounts in millions, except shares and par values)

As of September 30,
2015


As of December 31,
2014


(unaudited)



ASSETS




Current Assets:




Cash and cash equivalents

$

35.1



$

37.5


Accounts and notes receivable, net of allowances of $7.3 and $7.9 in 2015 and 2014, respectively

537.7



421.4


Inventories, net

488.3



463.3


Deferred income taxes, net

31.9



32.5


Other assets

58.9



59.3


Total current assets

1,151.9



1,014.0


Property, plant and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $677.9 and $654.1 in 2015 and 2014, respectively

345.3



358.6


Goodwill

199.8



209.4


Deferred income taxes

97.9



97.5


Other assets, net

86.6



84.8


Total assets

$

1,881.5



$

1,764.3






LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY




Current Liabilities:




Short-term debt

$

226.3



$

226.6


Current maturities of long-term debt

23.7



24.0


Accounts payable

337.7



324.3


Accrued expenses

251.9



239.0


Income taxes payable

13.8



13.4


Total current liabilities

853.4



827.3


Long-term debt

668.0



675.0


Post-retirement benefits, other than pensions

2.9



4.5


Pensions

134.2



129.9


Other liabilities

125.5



118.6


Total liabilities

1,784.0



1,755.3


Commitments and contingencies




Stockholders' equity:




Preferred stock, $.01 par value, 25,000,000 shares authorized, no shares issued or outstanding




Common stock, $.01 par value, 200,000,000 shares authorized, 87,170,197 shares issued

0.9



0.9


Additional paid-in capital

857.3



824.9


Retained earnings

1,151.5



1,022.1


Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(209.8)



(153.5)


Treasury stock, at cost, 42,120,067 shares and 42,535,126 shares in 2015 and 2014, respectively

(1,702.9)



(1,686.0)


Noncontrolling interests

0.5



0.6


Total stockholders' equity

97.5



9.0


Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

1,881.5



$

1,764.3


 


LENNOX INTERNATIONAL INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(Unaudited)


(Amounts in millions)

For the Nine Months Ended
September 30,


2015


2014

Cash flows from operating activities:




Net income

$

175.3



$

161.2


Net loss from discontinued operations

0.5



0.8


Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash used in operating activities:




Income from equity method investments

(11.8)



(12.0)


Dividends from affiliates

7.4



6.1


Restructuring expenses, net of cash paid

(0.2)



(0.1)


Provision for bad debts

2.1



2.8


Unrealized losses on derivative contracts

1.3



0.1


Stock-based compensation expense

18.5



17.3


Depreciation and amortization

46.6



45.2


Deferred income taxes

(0.2)



1.4


Other items, net

0.3



0.3


Changes in assets and liabilities, net of effects of divestitures:




Accounts and notes receivable

(135.9)



(104.0)


Inventories

(41.0)



(127.6)


Other current assets

(2.8)



(6.2)


Accounts payable

23.4



51.0


Accrued expenses

15.1



18.2


Income taxes payable and receivable

(0.9)



(21.1)


Other

9.7



(9.1)


Net cash used in discontinued operations

(0.5)



(0.8)


Net cash provided by operating activities

106.9



23.5


Cash flows from investing activities:




Proceeds from the disposal of property, plant and equipment



0.2


Purchases of property, plant and equipment

(47.0)



(59.9)


Net cash used in investing activities

(47.0)



(59.7)


Cash flows from financing activities:




Short-term borrowings, net

0.8



3.4


Asset securitization borrowings

40.0



60.0


Asset securitization payments

(40.0)




Long-term debt payments

(23.5)



(1.7)


Borrowings from credit facility

1,401.0



1,483.0


Payments on credit facility

(1,385.0)



(1,351.0)


Proceeds from employee stock purchases

1.8



1.5


Repurchases of common stock



(100.3)


Repurchases of common stock to satisfy employee withholding tax obligations

(23.5)



(12.3)


Excess tax benefits related to share-based payments

18.6



5.3


Cash dividends paid

(43.1)



(38.2)


Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities

(52.9)



49.7


Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

7.0



13.5


Effect of exchange rates on cash and cash equivalents

(9.4)



(3.4)


Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

37.5



38.0


Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

$

35.1



$

48.1






Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information:




Interest paid

$

15.9



$

9.5


Income taxes paid (net of refunds)

$

73.4



$

100.4


 

 

 


LENNOX INTERNATIONAL INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Reconciliation to U.S. GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) Measures

(Unaudited, in millions, except per share and ratio data)

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement the Company's consolidated financial statements and segment net sales and profit presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP, additional non-GAAP financial measures are provided and reconciled in the following tables.  In addition to these non-GAAP measures, the Company also provides rates of revenue change at constant currency on a consolidated and segment basis. The Company believes that these non-GAAP financial measures, when considered together with the GAAP financial measures, provide information that is useful to investors in understanding period-over-period operating results.  The Company believes that these non-GAAP financial measures enhance the ability of investors to analyze the Company's business trends and operating performance.

 

Reconciliation of Income from Continuing Operations, a GAAP measure, to Adjusted Income from Continuing Operations, a Non-GAAP measure

 


For the Three Months Ended
September 30,


For the Nine Months Ended
September 30,


2015


2014


2015


2014

Income from continuing operations, a GAAP measure

$

80.3



$

67.5



$

175.8



$

162.0


Restructuring charges, after tax

(0.3)



0.8



1.2



1.4


Special product quality adjustments, after tax (b)

0.5



0.1



(0.4)



(0.1)


Special legal contingency charges, after tax (a)

0.8



0.3



3.4



0.4


Asbestos-related litigation, after tax (a)

0.3



0.2



0.7



0.6


Net change in unrealized losses (gains) on unsettled future contracts, after tax(a)

0.5



0.2



0.5



0.1


  Inventory write down, after tax (b)



0.8





0.8


Environmental liabilities, after tax (a)

0.3



0.4



0.6



0.4


Contractor Tax Payments (a)

0.7





1.8




Other items, net, after tax (a)

0.1





0.1



0.5


Adjusted income from continuing operations, a non-GAAP measure

$

83.2



$

70.3



$

183.7



$

166.1










Income per share from continuing operations - diluted, a GAAP measure

$

1.76



$

1.38



$

3.86



$

3.27


Restructuring charges, after tax

(0.01)



0.02



0.02



0.03


Special product quality adjustments, after tax (b)

0.01








Special legal contingency charges, after tax (a)

0.02



0.01



0.08



0.01


Asbestos-related litigation, after tax (a)

0.01





0.02



0.01


Net change in unrealized losses (gains) on unsettled future contracts, after tax(a)

0.01





0.01




  Inventory write down, after tax (b)



0.02





0.02


Environmental liabilities, after tax (a)

0.01



0.01



0.02



0.01


 Contractor tax payments (a)

0.01





0.03




Other items, net, after tax (a)







0.01


Adjusted earnings per share from continuing operations - diluted, a non-GAAP measure

$

1.82



$

1.44



$

4.04



$

3.36



(a) Recorded in Losses (gains) and other expenses, net in the Consolidated Statements of Operations

(b) Recorded in Cost of goods sold in the Consolidated Statements of Operations


For the Three Months Ended
September 30,


For the Nine Months Ended
September 30,


2015


2014


2015


2014

Components of Losses (gains) and other expenses, net (pre-tax):








Realized losses on settled future contracts (a)

$

0.6



$

0.1



$

1.3



$

0.6


Foreign currency exchange losses (gains) (a)

1.4



0.1



2.7



0.1


Loss on disposal of fixed assets (a)

0.1



0.1



0.1




Net change in unrealized losses (gains) on unsettled futures contracts (b)

0.8



0.2



0.9



0.1


Special legal contingency charges (b)

1.3



0.5



5.5



0.7


Asbestos-related litigation (b)

0.4



0.4



1.0



1.0


Environmental liabilities (b)

0.3



0.7



0.7



0.7


Contractor Tax Payments (b)

0.8





2.4




Other items, net (b)

0.3





0.3



0.3


Losses (gains) and other expenses, net (pre-tax)

$

6.0



$

2.1



$

14.9



$

3.5



   (a) Included in both segment profit (loss) and Adjusted income from continuing operations

   (b) Excluded from both segment profit (loss) and Adjusted income from continuing operations

 


Reconciliation of Estimated Adjusted Income per Share from Continuing Operations - Diluted, a Non-GAAP measure, to Income per Share from Continuing Operations - Diluted, a GAAP measure








For the Year

 Ended
December 31,
2015
ESTIMATED

Adjusted income per share from continuing operations - diluted, a Non-GAAP measure

$5.25 - $5.40

Restructuring charges and other items

(0.17)

Income per share from continuing operations - diluted, a GAAP measure

$5.08 - $5.23

















Reconciliation of Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities, a GAAP measure, to Free Cash Flow, a Non-GAAP measure (dollars in millions)



For the Three Months Ended
September 30,


For the Nine Months Ended
September 30,


2015


2014


2015


2014

Net cash provided by operating activities, a GAAP measure

$

159.1



$

96.9



$

106.9



$

23.5


Purchases of property, plant and equipment

(13.9)



(18.7)



(47.0)



(59.9)


 Proceeds from the disposal of property, plant and equipment



0.2





0.2


 Free cash flow, a Non-GAAP measure

$

145.2



$

78.4



$

59.9



$

(36.2)


















Calculation of Debt to EBITDA Ratio (dollars in millions):







Trailing
Twelve  
Months to 
September 30,
2015

 Adjusted EBIT (a)







$

373.1


 Depreciation and amortization expense (b)







62.2


 EBITDA (a + b)







$

435.3


 Total debt at September 30, 2015 (c)







918.0


 Total Debt to EBITDA ratio ((c / (a + b))







2.1


















Reconciliation of Adjusted EBIT, a Non-GAAP measure, to Income From Continuing Operations Before Income Taxes, a GAAP measure (dollars in millions)








Trailing
Twelve 
Months to 
September 30,
2015

 Adjusted EBIT per above, a Non-GAAP measure

$

373.1


 Special product quality adjustments

(1.9)


 Items in Losses (gains) and other expenses, net that are excluded from segment profit

4.9


 Restructuring charges

2.4


 Interest expense, net

24.0


 Special inventory write down


 Other expenses, net

(0.2)


 Income from continuing operations before income taxes, a GAAP measure

$

343.9


 

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