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Parker Reports Fiscal 2017 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results
  • Fourth quarter sales increased 18% to $3.5 billion, organic sales increased 6%
  • Fourth quarter total segment operating margins strong at 15.3%, or 16.8% adjusted
  • Fourth quarter EPS increased 21% to a record $2.15, or an increase of 29% to $2.45, on an adjusted basis
  • Full year operating cash flow strong at 10.8% of sales, or 12.7% excluding discretionary pension contribution
  • Company issues fiscal 2018 full year guidance, anticipating a record year for sales and earnings

CLEVELAND, Aug. 03, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Parker Hannifin Corporation (NYSE:PH), the global leader in motion and control technologies, today reported results for the fiscal 2017 fourth quarter and full year ended June 30, 2017.  Fiscal 2017 fourth quarter sales increased 18% to $3.50 billion compared with $2.96 billion in the prior year quarter. Net income increased 21% to $293.4 million compared with $241.9 million in the prior year quarter.  Fiscal 2017 fourth quarter earnings per share increased 21% to $2.15, compared with $1.77 in the fiscal 2016 fourth quarter.  Earnings per share increased 29% to $2.45 when adjusted for pre-tax expenses of $21.4 million for business realignment and $36.3 million related to acquisitions, compared with $1.90 in the prior year quarter, which was adjusted for pre-tax business realignment expenses of $25.1 million.    

For the full year, fiscal 2017 sales were $12.0 billion, a 6% increase compared with $11.4 billion in fiscal 2016.  Net income for fiscal 2017 was $983.8 million, a 22% increase compared with $807.2 million in fiscal 2016.  Fiscal 2017 earnings per share were $7.25, a 23% increase compared with $5.89 per share in fiscal 2016.  Earnings per share increased 26% to $8.11, when adjusted for pre-tax expenses of $56.4 million for business realignment and $103.1 million related to acquisitions, compared with $6.46 in the prior year quarter, which was adjusted for pre-tax business realignment expenses of $109.0 million.  During the year, the company completed the sale of the Autoline product line which resulted in a pre-tax gain of $45.0 million or $0.21 per share. 

Cash flow from operations for fiscal year 2017 was $1.3 billion or 10.8% of sales, compared with $1.2 billion or 10.7% of sales in the prior year period.  Excluding discretionary pension contributions, full year cash flow from operations was 12.7% of sales compared with 12.4% of sales in the prior year period, and fiscal year 2017 free cash flow conversion was 134%.

“Our fourth quarter performance was outstanding and capped a year in which we made tremendous progress with actions that are driving significant long-term shareholder value and financial performance,” said Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Tom Williams. “By focusing on the initiatives detailed in the new Win StrategyTM we have delivered record fourth quarter earnings per share and robust adjusted total segment operating margin performance of 16.8%. Orders grew for the fourth consecutive quarter, as we see continued signs of demand improving in key end markets and regions.  This was also a transformative year for our portfolio as we acquired CLARCOR, resulting in a significant increase to our filtration business and the aftermarket mix of Parker. My thanks to our global team members for their dedication to generating such exceptional results.”

Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2017 Segment Results 
Diversified Industrial Segment: North American fourth quarter sales increased 32% to $1.7 billion, and operating income increased 18% to $261.5 million compared with $221.2 million in the same period a year ago.  International fourth quarter sales increased 12% to $1.2 billion, and operating income increased 36% to $161.5 million compared with $118.6 million in the same period a year ago.

Aerospace Systems Segment: Fourth quarter sales were $602.8 million, compared with $602.4 million in the prior year period, and operating income increased 15% to $111.7 million compared with $97.5 million in the same period a year ago.

Parker reported the following orders for the quarter ending June 30, 2017, compared with the same quarter a year ago:

  • Orders increased 8% for total Parker
  • Orders increased 10% in the Diversified Industrial North America businesses
  • Orders increased 10% in the Diversified Industrial International businesses
  • Orders increased 1% in the Aerospace Systems Segment on a rolling 12-month average basis

Outlook
For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, the company has issued guidance for earnings from continuing operations in the range of $7.88 to $8.58 per share, or $8.45 to $9.15 per share on an adjusted basis.  Fiscal year 2018 guidance is adjusted on a pre-tax basis for expected business realignment expenses of approximately $58 million and CLARCOR costs to achieve of approximately $52 million

Williams added, “Looking ahead to fiscal year 2018, we are anticipating a record year as we continue to operate with the benefit of stronger market conditions for the full year, a lower fixed cost structure, and the strategic addition of CLARCOR to our portfolio. Our focus remains on further advancing the new Win Strategy initiatives and progressing towards top quartile financial performance compared with our proxy peers, placing Parker among the best performing diversified industrial companies in the world.”

NOTICE OF CONFERENCE CALL: Parker Hannifin's conference call and slide presentation to discuss its fiscal 2017 fourth quarter and full year results are available to all interested parties via live webcast today at 11:00 a.m. ET, on the company's investor information web site at www.phstock.com. To access the call, click on the "Live Webcast" link. From this link, users also may complete a pre-call system test and register for e-mail notification of future events and information available from Parker.  A replay of the conference call will also be available at www.phstock.com for one year after the call.

Parker Hannifin is a Fortune 250 global leader in motion and control technologies. For 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 61 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 Non-GAAP Numbers
This press release contains references to (a) earnings per share and segment operating margins without the effect of business realignment charges and acquisition transaction expenses; (b) the effect of business realignment charges and CLARCOR costs to achieve on forecasted earnings from continuing operations per share; (c) cash flows from operations without the effect of discretionary pension contributions; and (d) free cash flow conversion.  The effects of business realignment charges, acquisition transaction expenses, CLARCOR costs to achieve and discretionary pension contributions are removed to allow investors and the company to meaningfully evaluate changes in earnings per share, segment operating margins and cash flows from operations on a comparable basis from period to period. Free cash flow conversion (cash flow from operations excluding discretionary pension contributions less capital expenditures divided by net income) allows management to measure cash flow efficiency and working capital management.

Forward-Looking Statements
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 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. 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. 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 and earnings projections are: economic conditions within the company’s key 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. 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 of the company are, as applicable: 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; 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; competitive market conditions 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.


PARKER HANNIFIN CORPORATION - JUNE 30, 2017                  
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF INCOME                  
                     
            Three Months Ended June 30,       Twelve Months Ended June 30,    
(Dollars in thousands except per share amounts)     2017       2016       2017       2016    
                         
Net sales       $    3,496,238     $ 2,957,150     $    12,029,312     $ 11,360,753    
Cost of sales         2,654,682       2,272,455         9,188,962       8,823,384    
Gross profit           841,556       684,695         2,840,350       2,537,369    
Selling, general and administrative expenses       402,352       338,572         1,453,935       1,359,360    
Interest expense         52,787       32,715         162,436       136,517    
Other (income), net         (14,194 )     (22,798 )       (104,662 )     (73,236 )  
Income before income taxes         400,611       336,206         1,328,641       1,114,728    
Income taxes         107,252       94,295         344,797       307,512    
Net income           293,359       241,911         983,844       807,216    
Less:  Noncontrolling interests         54       115         432       376    
Net income attributable to common shareholders $    293,305     $ 241,796     $    983,412     $ 806,840    
                         
Earnings per share attributable to common shareholders:                
Basic earnings per share     $    2.20     $ 1.80     $    7.37     $ 5.96    
Diluted earnings per share     $    2.15     $ 1.77     $    7.25     $ 5.89    
                         
Average shares outstanding during period - Basic      133,278,324       134,385,814       133,377,547       135,353,321    
Average shares outstanding during period - Diluted     136,154,741       136,255,977       135,559,764       136,911,690    
                         
Cash dividends per common share      $  .66     $ .63     $    2.58     $ 2.52    
                         
RECONCILIATION OF EARNINGS PER DILUTED SHARE TO ADJUSTED EARNINGS PER DILUTED SHARE          
(Unaudited)         Three Months Ended June 30,       Twelve Months Ended June 30,    
            2017       2016       2017       2016    
Earnings per diluted share     $    2.15     $ 1.77     $    7.25     $ 5.89    
Adjustments:                    
Business realignment charges         0.11       0.13         0.30       0.57    
Acquisition-related expenses         0.19       -         0.56       -    
Adjusted earnings per diluted share   $    2.45     $ 1.90     $    8.11     $ 6.46    
                         
                         
BUSINESS SEGMENT INFORMATION                  
            Three Months Ended June 30,       Twelve Months Ended June 30,    
(Dollars in thousands)       2017       2016       2017       2016    
Net sales                      
Diversified Industrial:                    
North America     $    1,665,483     $ 1,260,203     $    5,366,809     $ 4,955,211    
International         1,227,999       1,094,585         4,377,776       4,145,272    
Aerospace Systems         602,756       602,362         2,284,727       2,260,270    
Total       $    3,496,238     $ 2,957,150     $    12,029,312     $ 11,360,753    
Segment operating income                    
                         
Diversified Industrial:                    
North America     $    261,509     $ 221,158     $    873,552     $ 789,667    
International         161,499       118,634         579,207       448,457    
Aerospace Systems         111,732       97,526         337,496       337,531    
Total segment operating income       534,740       437,318         1,790,255       1,575,655    
Corporate general and administrative expenses       51,925       46,620         172,632       173,203    
Income before interest and other expense             482,815       390,698         1,617,623       1,402,452    
Interest expense         52,787       32,715         162,436       136,517    
Other expense         29,417       21,777         126,546       151,207    
Income before income taxes     $    400,611     $ 336,206     $    1,328,641     $ 1,114,728    
                         
RECONCILIATION OF TOTAL SEGMENT OPERATING MARGIN TO ADJUSTED TOTAL SEGMENT OPERATING MARGIN        
(Unaudited)                      
                         
            Three Months
Ended June 30,
2017
          Three Months
Ended June 30,
2016
       
               Operating margin        Operating margin 
Total segment operating income   $    534,740       15.3 %   $ 437,318       14.8 %  
Adjustments:                    
Business realignment charges         20,653           25,024        
Acquisition-related expenses         32,182           -        
Adjusted total segment operating income   $    587,575       16.8 %   $ 462,342       15.6 %  
                         
                         
                         
                         
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET                    
             June 30,       June 30,            
(Dollars in thousands)           2017       2016            
Assets                      
Current assets:                    
Cash and cash equivalents     $    884,886     $ 1,221,653            
Marketable securities and other investments       39,318       882,342            
Trade accounts receivable, net         1,930,751       1,593,920            
Non-trade and notes receivable         254,987       232,183            
Inventories           1,549,494       1,173,329            
Prepaid expenses         120,282       104,360            
Total current assets         4,779,718       5,207,787            
Plant and equipment, net         1,937,292       1,568,100            
Deferred income taxes         36,057       605,155            
Goodwill           5,586,878       2,903,037            
Intangible assets, net         2,307,484       922,571            
Other assets         842,475       827,492            
Total assets     $    15,489,904     $ 12,034,142            
                         
Liabilities and equity                    
Current liabilities:                    
Notes payable     $    1,008,465     $ 361,787            
Accounts payable         1,300,496       1,034,589            
Accrued liabilities         933,762       841,915            
Accrued domestic and foreign taxes         153,137       127,597            
Total current liabilities         3,395,860       2,365,888            
Long-term debt         4,861,895       2,652,457            
Pensions and other postretirement benefits       1,406,082       2,076,143            
Deferred income taxes         221,790       54,395            
Other liabilities         336,931       306,581            
Shareholders' equity         5,261,649       4,575,255            
Noncontrolling interests         5,697       3,423            
Total liabilities and equity     $    15,489,904     $ 12,034,142            
                         
                         
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS                  
            Twelve Months Ended June 30,            
(Dollars in thousands)       2017       2016            
                         
Cash flows from operating activities:                  
Net income       $    983,844     $ 807,216            
Depreciation and amortization         355,229       306,843            
Stock incentive plan compensation         80,339       71,293            
(Gain) on sale of business         (41,285 )     (10,666 )          
Loss on disposal of assets         1,494       414            
(Gain) on sale of marketable securities       (1,032 )     (723 )          
Net change in receivables, inventories, and trade payables     5,741       85,414            
Net change in other assets and liabilities       (126,943 )     (6,077 )          
Other, net           45,084       (42,936 )          
Net cash provided by operating activities       1,302,471       1,210,778            
Cash flows from investing activities:                  
Acquisitions (net of cash of $157,426 in 2017 and $3,814 in 2016)     (4,069,197 )     (67,552 )          
Capital expenditures         (203,748 )     (149,407 )          
Proceeds from sale of plant and equipment       14,648       18,821            
Proceeds from sale of business         85,610       24,325            
Purchases of marketable securities and other investments     (465,666 )     (1,351,464 )          
Maturities and sales of marketable securities and other investments     1,279,318       1,300,633            
Other, net           (6,113 )     (39,995 )          
Net cash (used in) investing activities       (3,365,148 )     (264,639 )          
Cash flows from financing activities:                  
Net payments for common stock activity       (335,876 )     (587,239 )          
Net proceeds from debt         2,463,884       85,843            
Dividends           (345,380 )     (341,962 )          
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities     1,782,628       (843,358 )          
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash       (56,718 )     (61,712 )          
Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents       (336,767 )     41,069            
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period       1,221,653       1,180,584            
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period   $    884,886     $ 1,221,653            
                         
RECONCILIATION OF CASH FLOW FROM OPERATIONS TO ADJUSTED CASH FLOW FROM OPERATIONS          
(Unaudited)                      
            Twelve Months
Ended June 30,
2017
          Twelve Months
Ended June 30,2016
       
               Percent of sales        Percent of sales  
As reported cash flow from operations   $    1,302,471       10.8 %   $ 1,210,778       10.7 %  
Discretionary pension contribution         220,000           200,000        
Adjusted cash flow from operations   $    1,522,471       12.7 %   $ 1,410,778       12.4 %  
                         
CALCULATION OF FREE CASH FLOW CONVERSION                  
(Unaudited)                      
            Twelve Months
Ended June 30,
2017
               
Net income       $    983,844                
                         
Cash flow from operations         1,302,471                
Capital expenditures         (203,748 )              
Discretionary pension contribution         220,000                
Free cash flow     $    1,318,723                
Free cash flow conversion (free cash flow/net income)   134 %              
                         
                         
RECONCILIATION OF FORECASTED EARNINGS PER DILUTED SHARE TO ADJUSTED FORECASTED EARNINGS PER DILUTED SHARE      
(Unaudited)                      
(Amounts in dollars)                    
          Fiscal Year              
            2018                
Forecasted earnings per diluted share    $7.88 to $8.58               
Adjustments:                    
Business realignment charges     .30              
Clarcor costs to achieve     .27              
Adjusted forecasted earnings per diluted share      $8.45 to $9.15               

 

Contact:
Media –
Aidan Gormley, Director, Global Communications and Branding
216/896-3258
aidan.gormley@parker.com

Financial Analysts –
Robin J. Davenport, Vice President, Corporate Finance
216/896-2265
rjdavenport@parker.com  

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