- Earnings per diluted share $1.37 as reported, or $1.51 adjusted for realignment expenses
- Impressive decremental margins of 17.0% as reported, 11.8% adjusted, reflect business restructuring and Simplification actions
- Segment operating margins 13.8% as reported, or 14.7% adjusted
- Company increases full year fiscal 2016 guidance
CLEVELAND, April 26, 2016 -- Parker Hannifin Corporation (NYSE: PH), the global leader in motion and control technologies, today announced results for the fiscal 2016 third quarter ended March 31, 2016. Fiscal 2016 third quarter sales decreased 11% to $2.83 billion compared with $3.16 billion in the same quarter a year ago. Fiscal 2016 third quarter net income was $187.1 million compared with $285.5 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2015. Fiscal 2016 third quarter earnings per share were $1.37 compared with $2.02 per share in the prior year quarter. Adjusted earnings per share were $1.51 in the fiscal 2016 third quarter compared with $2.06 per share in the prior year quarter. A reconciliation of as reported to adjusted earnings per diluted share and segment operating margins is included with the financial tables accompanying this news release.
Cash flow from operations for the first nine months of fiscal 2016 was $681.5 million, or 8.1% of sales, compared with $791.1 million, or 8.3% of sales, in the prior year period. Excluding a discretionary contribution to the company's pension plan of $200 million, fiscal 2016 year-to-date cash flow from operations was 10.5% of sales.
"Implementation of the new Win Strategy™ has helped us achieve strong adjusted segment operating margins and impressive decremental marginal return on sales, especially given difficult macroeconomic conditions,” said Tom Williams, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “We are on track to achieve our previously stated sales target while improving operating margins for the full fiscal year."
Diversified Industrial Segment: North American third quarter sales decreased 13% to $1.25 billion and operating income was $202.2 million, compared with $235.5 million in the same period a year ago. International third quarter sales decreased 11% to $1.02 billion and operating income was $105.2 million, compared with $139.5 million in the same period a year ago.
Aerospace Systems Segment: Third quarter sales decreased 2% to $561.0 million and operating income was $84.2 million, compared with $73.3 million in the same period a year ago.
Parker reported a decrease of 6% in orders for the quarter ending March 31, 2016, compared with the same quarter a year ago. The company reported the following orders by business:
- Orders decreased 9% in the Diversified Industrial North America businesses;
- Orders decreased 6% in the Diversified Industrial International businesses; and
- Orders increased 1% in the Aerospace Systems segment on a rolling 12-month average basis.
During the quarter, the company repurchased approximately $50 million of Parker shares bringing the total repurchases for fiscal 2016 year-to-date to approximately $450 million.
For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016, the company has increased guidance for earnings from continuing operations to the range of $5.57 to $5.77 per share, or $6.20 to $6.40 per share, adjusted. Earnings guidance is adjusted for business realignment expenses of approximately $0.63 per share, including $0.40 per share related to Simplification initiatives.
Williams added, “We remain focused on increasing employee engagement, delivering premier customer experience, and in driving overall growth and profitability which are core tenets of the new Win Strategy that we announced six months ago. I am pleased at how far we have come in such a short period of time and continue to be excited about the opportunities that we have for the future.”
NOTICE OF CONFERENCE CALL: Parker Hannifin's conference call and slide presentation to discuss its fiscal 2016 third 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 conference call 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 60 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 and earnings per share without the effect of business realignment expenses; (b) the effect of business realignment expenses on forecasted earnings from continuing operations per share; and (c) cash flows from operations without the effect of a discretionary pension contribution. The effects of business realignment expenses and the discretionary pension contribution are removed to allow investors and the company to meaningfully evaluate changes in segment operating margin, earnings per share and cash flows from operations on a comparable basis from period to period.
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. All statements regarding future performance, earnings projections, events or developments are forward-looking statements. 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 are: 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; 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 the company’s capital allocation initiatives, including timing, price and execution of share repurchases; increases in raw material costs that cannot be recovered in product pricing; the company's ability to manage costs related to insurance and employee retirement and health care benefits; 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.