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Parker Reports Fiscal 2018 Second Quarter Results
  • Sales increased 26% to $3.37 billion, a second quarter record
  • Organic sales increased 10%; order rates increased 13%
  • As reported EPS were $0.41; or $2.15 adjusted
  • As reported EPS include a one-time tax expense adjustment of $1.65
  • Total segment operating margins were 14.2%, or 14.9% adjusted
  • Adjusted EBITDA margins increased from 15.2% to 16.3%, excluding divestiture gain in prior year
  • Company increases fiscal 2018 full year guidance for adjusted EPS

CLEVELAND, Feb. 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Parker Hannifin Corporation (NYSE:PH), the global leader in motion and control technologies, today reported results for the fiscal 2018 second quarter ended December 31, 2017.  Fiscal 2018 second quarter sales increased 26% to $3.37 billion compared with $2.67 billion in the prior year quarter.  Net income was $56.3 million compared with $241.4 million in the fiscal 2017 second quarter.  Fiscal 2018 second quarter earnings per share were $0.41, compared with $1.78 in the prior year quarter.  Adjusted earnings per share were $2.15, compared with adjusted earnings per share of $1.91 in the prior year quarter, which included a divestiture resulting in a pre-tax gain of $45.0 million or $0.21 per share.  During the fiscal 2018 second quarter, the company recognized a net one-time adjustment to income tax expense of $224.5 million, or $1.65 per share related to U.S. Tax Reform and recorded a net pre-tax gain on the sale and writedown of assets of $8.4 million, or $0.05 per share.  Business realignment expenses and CLARCOR costs to achieve totaled $25.4 million, or $0.14 per share in the current quarter.  A reconciliation of earnings per share to adjusted earnings per share is included in the financial tables of this press release.  Cash flow from operations for the first half of fiscal 2018 was $460.3 million or 6.8% of sales, compared with $404.2 million or 7.5% of sales in the prior year period, or 11.5% excluding a discretionary pension contribution in fiscal 2017.  

“Improved market conditions together with the ongoing benefits of implementing the new Win StrategyTM continue to deliver widespread improvements across our company,” said Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Tom Williams.  “Sales were a second quarter record and increased 10% organically, while order rates increased 13% year-over-year.  Solid margin performance continued.  We are firmly positioned to build on the financial progress that we have made in recent years and to deliver record sales and earnings in fiscal 2018.”

Second Quarter Fiscal 2018 Segment Results 
Diversified Industrial Segment:  North American second quarter sales increased 40% to $1.6 billion and operating income increased 23% to $225.8 million, compared with $184.0 million in the same period a year ago.  International second quarter sales increased 25% to $1.3 billion and operating income increased 29% to $164.8 million, compared with $127.5 million in the same period a year ago.

Aerospace Systems Segment:  Second quarter sales were $549.7 million, compared with $543.8 million in the prior year period and operating income increased 20% to $87.1 million, compared with $72.5 million in the same period a year ago.

Parker reported the following orders for the quarter ending December 31, 2017, compared with the same quarter a year ago:

  • Orders increased 13% for total Parker
  • Orders increased 15% in the Diversified Industrial North America businesses
  • Orders increased 13% in the Diversified Industrial International businesses
  • Orders increased 8% in the Aerospace Systems Segment on a rolling 12-month average basis

Outlook
For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, the company has revised guidance for earnings from continuing operations to the range of $7.38 to $7.78 per share, or $9.65 to $10.05 per share on an adjusted basis. 

The revised fiscal 2018 earnings guidance reflects a reduction in the U.S. Federal income tax rate, which has lowered the average effective tax rate for Parker in fiscal 2018.  On an adjusted basis, forecasted earnings reflect the net one-time adjustment in income tax expense of $224.5 million, or $1.65 per share recorded in the second quarter of fiscal 2018, as well as expected business realignment expenses of approximately $58 million and CLARCOR costs to achieve of approximately $52 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 see strong market conditions continuing into the second half of our fiscal year.  We remain committed to driving operational improvements through our execution of the Win Strategy, progressing toward our stated long-term financial goals and delivering a record year.”

NOTICE OF CONFERENCE CALL: Parker Hannifin's conference call and slide presentation to discuss its fiscal 2018 second quarter 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.  A replay of the webcast will be accessible on Parker's investor relations website, www.phstock.com, 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 and information available from Parker please visit www.phstock.com.

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, CLARCOR costs to achieve, U.S. Tax Reform adjustments, the gain on sale and writedown of assets, net, and acquisition-related expenses; (b) the effect of business realignment charges, CLARCOR costs to achieve, U.S. Tax Reform adjustments, the gain on sale and writedown of assets, net, and acquisition-related expenses on forecasted earnings from continuing operations per share; (c) and cash flows from operations without the effect of a discretionary pension contribution. The effects of business realignment charges, CLARCOR costs to achieve, U.S. Tax Reform adjustments, the gain on sale and writedown of assets, net, acquisition-related expenses and discretionary pension contribution 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. This press release also contains references to EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA. EBITDA is defined as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA is defined as EBITDA before business realignment charges, CLARCOR costs to achieve, U.S. Tax Reform adjustments, the gain on sale and writedown of assets, net, gain on sale of a product line and acquisition-related expenses. Although EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are not measures of performance calculated in accordance with GAAP, we believe that it is useful to an investor in evaluating the results of this quarter versus one year ago.

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 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. 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. Additionally, the actual impact of the U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act may affect future performance and earnings projections as the amounts reflected in this period are preliminary estimates and exact amounts will not be determined until a later date, and there may be other judicial or regulatory interpretations of the U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that may also affect these estimates and the actual impact on the company. 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.

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

PARKER HANNIFIN CORPORATION - DECEMBER 31, 2017   
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF INCOME
 
                     
(Unaudited)       Three Months Ended December 31,     Six Months Ended December 31,    
(Dollars in thousands except per share amounts)       2017       2016       2017       2016    
                         
Net sales         $ 3,370,673     $   2,670,804     $    6,735,324     $   5,413,935    
Cost of sales         2,569,070         2,044,484         5,101,948         4,150,490    
Selling, general and administrative expenses         412,462         336,578         814,134         659,547    
Interest expense           53,133         33,444         106,688         67,592    
Other (income), net           (24,213 )       (64,424 )       (21,969 )       (76,661 )  
Income before income taxes           360,221         320,722         734,523         612,967    
Income taxes         303,899         79,322         392,666         161,329    
Net income             56,322         241,400         341,857         451,638    
Less:  Noncontrolling interests           163         95         301         204    
Net income attributable to common shareholders   $ 56,159     $   241,305     $    341,556     $   451,434    
                         
Earnings per share attributable to common shareholders:                
Basic earnings per share        $ .42     $   1.81     $    2.57     $   3.38    
Diluted earnings per share       $ .41     $   1.78     $    2.51     $   3.33    
                         
Average shares outstanding during period - Basic       133,112,568       133,320,109       133,144,766         133,499,744    
Average shares outstanding during period - Diluted       136,194,919       135,812,760       135,874,530       135,596,707    
                         
Cash dividends per common share        $ .66      $ .63     $    1.32     $   1.26    
                         
                         
RECONCILIATION OF EARNINGS PER DILUTED SHARE TO ADJUSTED EARNINGS PER DILUTED SHARE          
(Unaudited)       Three Months Ended December 31,     Six Months Ended December 31,    
(Amounts in dollars)         2017       2016       2017       2016    
Earnings per diluted share        $ .41     $ 1.78     $    2.51     $   3.33    
Adjustments:                              
Business realignment charges           0.07         0.04         0.12         0.10    
Clarcor costs to achieve           0.07         -          0.10         -     
Gain on sale and writedown of assets, net         (0.05 )       -          0.02         -     
U.S. Tax Reform one-time impact, net         1.65         -          1.65         -     
Acquisition-related expenses           -          0.09         -          0.09    
Adjusted earnings per diluted share     $    2.15     $   1.91     $    4.40     $   3.52    
                         
                         
RECONCILIATION OF EBITDA TO ADJUSTED EBITDA                  
(Dollars in thousands)                    
(Unaudited)                    
                     
             Three Months Ended December 31,             
              2017       2016            
                         
Net sales         $    3,370,673     $   2,670,804            
                         
Earnings before income taxes       $    360,221     $   320,722            
Depreciation and amortization           118,109         73,752            
Interest expense           53,133         33,444            
EBITDA             531,463         427,918            
Adjustments:                    
Gain on sale and writedown of assets, net         (8,453 )       -            
Business realignment charges           13,428         7,897            
Clarcor costs to achieve           11,948         -            
Acquisition-related expenses           -         15,963            
Gain on sale of a product line           -         (45,053 )          
Adjusted EBITDA        $    548,386     $   406,725            
                         
EBITDA margin         15.8 %     16.0 %          
Adjusted EBITDA margin          16.3 %     15.2 %          
                         
                         
BUSINESS SEGMENT INFORMATION                  
(Unaudited)   Three Months Ended December 31,     Six Months Ended December 31,    
(Dollars in thousands)         2017       2016       2017       2016    
Net sales                      
Diversified Industrial:                    
North America       $    1,565,416     $   1,121,053     $    3,160,107     $   2,288,024    
International           1,255,569         1,005,968         2,494,343         2,020,891    
Aerospace Systems           549,688         543,783         1,080,874         1,105,020    
Total net sales       $    3,370,673     $   2,670,804     $    6,735,324     $   5,413,935    
Segment operating income                    
                         
Diversified Industrial:                    
North America       $    225,807     $   184,013     $    481,834     $   384,624    
International           164,806         127,517         356,597         264,713    
Aerospace Systems           87,148         72,516         164,582         145,797    
Total segment operating income         477,761         384,046         1,003,013         795,134    
Corporate general and administrative expenses         46,942         43,926         88,292         74,960    
Income before interest expense and other expense               430,819         340,120         914,721         720,174    
Interest expense           53,133       33,444         106,688       67,592    
Other expense (income)           17,465       (14,046 )       73,510       39,615    
Income before income taxes       $    360,221     $   320,722     $    734,523     $   612,967    
                         
                         
RECONCILIATION OF TOTAL SEGMENT OPERATING MARGIN TO ADJUSTED TOTAL SEGMENT OPERATING MARGIN        
(Unaudited)                      
                         
          Three months ended   Three months ended  
(Dollars in thousands)         December 31, 2017   December 31, 2016  
          Operating income
    Operating margin 
    Operating income      Operating margin     
Total segment operating income     $    477,761       14.2 %   $   384,046       14.4 %  
Adjustments:                    
Business realignment charges           13,428             7,897        
Clarcor costs to achieve           11,948             -        
Adjusted total segment operating income     $    503,137       14.9 %   $   391,943       14.7 %  
                         
          Six months ended   Six months ended  
          December 31, 2017   December 31, 2016  
          Operating income
    Operating margin 
    Operating income      Operating margin     
Total segment operating income     $    1,003,013       14.9 %   $   795,134       14.7 %  
Adjustments:                    
Business realignment charges           21,654             18,642        
Clarcor costs to achieve           17,748             -        
Adjusted total segment operating income     $    1,042,415       15.5 %   $   813,776       15.0 %  
                         
                         
                         
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET                    
(Unaudited)       December 31,
    June 30,     December 31,        
(Dollars in thousands)             2017       2017       2016        
Assets                      
Current assets:                    
Cash and cash equivalents       $    1,024,770     $   884,886     $   1,520,736        
Marketable securities and other investments         107,976         39,318         684,299        
Trade accounts receivable, net           1,857,282         1,930,751         1,411,074        
Non-trade and notes receivable           313,221         254,987         256,545        
Inventories             1,780,262         1,549,494         1,241,593        
Prepaid expenses           202,848         120,282         133,592        
Total current assets           5,286,359         4,779,718         5,247,839        
Plant and equipment, net           1,937,074         1,937,292         1,506,201        
Deferred income taxes           36,668         36,057         482,136        
Goodwill             5,698,707         5,586,878         2,813,238        
Intangible assets, net           2,174,104         2,307,484         849,692        
Other assets           832,269         842,475         832,507        
Total assets       $    15,965,181     $   15,489,904     $   11,731,613        
                         
Liabilities and equity                    
Current liabilities:                    
Notes payable       $    1,248,212     $   1,008,465     $   581,487        
Accounts payable           1,229,336         1,300,496         997,189        
Accrued liabilities           896,750         933,762         720,844        
Accrued domestic and foreign taxes           163,405         153,137         125,954        
Total current liabilities           3,537,703         3,395,860         2,425,474        
Long-term debt           4,798,371         4,861,895         2,653,560        
Pensions and other postretirement benefits         1,363,466         1,406,082         1,766,209        
Deferred income taxes           137,196         221,790         50,809        
Other liabilities           609,235         336,931         304,583        
Shareholders' equity           5,513,401         5,261,649         4,527,709        
Noncontrolling interests           5,809         5,697         3,269        
Total liabilities and equity       $    15,965,181     $   15,489,904     $   11,731,613        
                         
                         
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS                  
(Unaudited)           Six Months Ended December 31,            
(Dollars in thousands)         2017       2016            
                         
Cash flows from operating activities:                  
Net income         $    341,857     $   451,638            
Depreciation and amortization           234,216         149,085            
Stock incentive plan compensation           64,267         47,161            
(Gain) on sale of business           -         (44,930 )          
(Gain) loss on disposal of assets           (26,529 )       310            
(Gain) on sale of marketable securities         (1 )       (230 )          
Loss on sale and impairment of investments         33,759         -            
Net change in receivables, inventories, and trade payables       (249,615 )       44,802            
Net change in other assets and liabilities         123,864         (313,783 )          
Other, net             (61,481 )       70,123            
Net cash provided by operating activities         460,337         404,176            
Cash flows from investing activities:                  
Acquisitions (net of cash of $1,760 in 2016)         -         (29,927 )          
Capital expenditures           (144,781 )       (71,356 )          
Proceeds from sale of plant and equipment         59,848         4,991            
Proceeds from sale of business           -         85,610            
Purchases of marketable securities and other investments       (78,309 )       (393,909 )          
Maturities and sales of marketable securities and other investments       12,710         506,642            
Other, net             5,143         241            
Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities       (145,389 )       102,292            
Cash flows from financing activities:                  
Net payments for common stock activity         (134,360 )       (194,110 )          
Net proceeds from debt           127,723         222,425            
Dividends             (176,187 )       (168,990 )          
Net cash (used in) financing activities         (182,824 )       (140,675 )          
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash         7,760         (66,710 )          
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents         139,884         299,083            
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period         884,886         1,221,653            
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period     $    1,024,770     $   1,520,736            
                         
                         
RECONCILIATION OF CASH FLOW FROM OPERATIONS TO ADJUSTED CASH FLOW FROM OPERATIONS          
(Unaudited)                      
(Amounts in thousands)       Six Months Ended
December 31, 2017

            Six Months Ended
December 31, 2016

       
                    Percent of sales
            Percent of sales     
As reported cash flow from operations     $    460,337       6.8 %   $   404,176       7.5 %  
Discretionary pension contribution           -             220,000        
Adjusted cash flow from operations     $    460,337       6.8 %   $   624,176       11.5 %  
                         
                         
                         
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     $7.38 to $7.78                
Adjustments:                          
Business realignment charges        0.32                
Clarcor costs to achieve        0.28                
Gain on sale and writedown of assets, net      0.02                
U.S. Tax Reform one-time impact, net      1.65                
Adjusted forecasted earnings per diluted share    $9.65 to $10.05               
                         

 

 

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