- Second quarter EPS $1.33 as reported, or $1.52 adjusted for business realignment
- Sales decreased 14% with 4% due to currency, 10% organic
- Simplification and restructuring efforts generated impressive decremental marginal return on sales of 23.2% as reported, 17.2% adjusted
- Company maintains fiscal 2016 full-year adjusted earnings guidance
CLEVELAND, January 26, 2016 -- Parker Hannifin Corporation (NYSE: PH), the global leader in motion and control technologies, today reported results for the fiscal 2016 second quarter ended December 31, 2015. Fiscal 2016 second quarter sales were $2.71 billion, compared with $3.13 billion in the prior year quarter. Net income was $183.1 million, compared with $267.3 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2015. Fiscal 2016 second quarter earnings per share were $1.33, compared with $1.80 in the prior year quarter. Adjusted earnings per share were $1.52, compared with $1.84 in the prior year quarter. A reconciliation of reported to adjusted earnings per share is included with the financial tables in this news release.
“We have taken purposeful action in managing our cost structure to reflect challenging global market conditions,” said Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Tom Williams. “Continued weakness, stemming from natural resource related end markets such as oil and gas, construction, mining and agriculture, continues to impact sales and order rates. Our global teams have adapted quickly to these changes allowing us to deliver solid margin performance with decremental marginal returns of 17.2% on an adjusted basis. We are executing our previously announced restructuring actions and have made significant progress with Simplification initiatives to reduce complexity, increase speed, reduce costs and better serve our customers. We remain well positioned to weather the current downturn.”
During the quarter, the company repurchased $90 million of Parker shares, and $400 million have been repurchased year-to-date. Approximately $1.7 billion in shares have been purchased under a previously announced authorization to repurchase between $2 billion and $3 billion in shares over two years, beginning in October 2014.
Diversified Industrial Segment: North American second quarter sales decreased 16% to $1.2 billion and operating income was $153.6 million compared with $226.9 million in the same period a year ago. International second quarter sales decreased 16% to $1.0 billion, the majority of the decline in sales was the result of changes in foreign currency rates. International operating income was $95.4 million compared with $136.5 million in the same period a year ago.
Aerospace Systems Segment: Second quarter sales decreased 1% to $552.4 million, and operating income increased 22% to $81.8 million, compared with $66.8 million in the same period a year ago.
Parker reported a decrease in orders of 12% for the quarter ending December 31, 2015, compared with the same quarter a year ago. The company reported the following orders by business:
- Orders decreased 15% in the Diversified Industrial North America businesses compared with the same quarter a year ago.
- Orders decreased 10% in the Diversified Industrial International businesses compared with the same quarter a year ago.
- Orders decreased 11% in the Aerospace Systems segment on a rolling 12-month average basis.
For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016, the company has maintained the midpoint and narrowed the range of guidance for earnings from continuing operations to $5.40 to $5.80 per share, or $5.90 to $6.30 per share on an adjusted basis. Fiscal year 2016 guidance is adjusted for expected business realignment expenses of approximately $0.50 per share, of which $0.30 per share relates to the company’s Simplification initiatives. Guidance also reflects an expected full year tax rate of approximately 28%.
Williams added, “We expect that market conditions will continue to be challenging through the end of fiscal 2016. Efforts to align costs accordingly and position Parker to deliver strong financial performance will continue and are reflected in our outlook. Parker team members are also working hard to further many new growth initiatives established by our new Win StrategyTM. Expanding our distribution network, commercializing new products and systems, improving the customer experience, developing services, e-Business and Internet of Things are all opportunities that we are pursuing to spur future growth and solidify our position as the leader in the motion and control industry.”
NOTICE OF CONFERENCE CALL: Parker Hannifin's conference call and slide presentation to discuss its fiscal 2016 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 and register for e-mail notification of future events and information available from Parker. A replay of the webcast will also be available at www.phstock.com for one year after the call.
With annual sales of approximately $13 billion in fiscal year 2015, Parker Hannifin is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company has operations in 50 countries around the world. Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 59 consecutive fiscal years, among the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S&P 500 index. For more information, visit the company's website at www.parker.com, or its investor information website at www.phstock.com.
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) segment operating margins, earnings per share and net income without the effect of business realignment expenses; and (b) the effect of business realignment expenses on forecasted earnings from continuing operations per share. The effects of business realignment expenses are removed to allow investors and the company to meaningfully evaluate changes in segment operating margin, earnings per share and net income on a comparable basis from period to period.
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