- 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, February 1, 2018 -- 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 2 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
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.
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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.