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Flowserve Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2015 Results


July 30, 2015
By Business Wire News

DALLAS

Flowserve Corporation (NYSE: FLS), a leading provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, today reported Adjusted1 Earnings Per Share (EPS) of $0.80 for the 2015 second quarter, which includes $0.06 per share of negative currency translation as compared to last year, and excludes $0.24 per share of adjusted items. As previously disclosed, Flowserve’s 2015 Adjusted EPS calculation excludes the impact of the SIHI Group (“SIHI”) acquisition, which was completed on January 7, 2015, as well as below-the-line foreign currency effects and specific one-time events, such as the 2015 realignment initiatives.

Second Quarter 2015 Summary (all comparisons versus prior year quarter, unless otherwise noted):

  • Bookings were $1.12 billion, including $61.5 million from SIHI
    • Bookings increased 7.0% sequentially and included approximately $636 million of original equipment and $479 million of aftermarket bookings
    • Excluding SIHI’s contribution, bookings increased 11.3% sequentially and decreased 15.3% as compared to prior year on a constant currency basis
  • Sales were $1.16 billion, including $77.2 million from SIHI
    • Aftermarket sales were $492 million, or approximately 42% of total sales
    • Excluding SIHI’s contribution, aftermarket sales increased 1.5% constant currency
  • Gross profit was $369.1 million, including $8.9 million from SIHI
    • Excluding adjusted items, gross profit decreased 4.4% constant currency
    • Gross margin excluding adjusted items was 34.5%, down 60 basis points
  • SG&A expense was $243.6 million, including $25.3 million from SIHI
  • Excluding adjusted items, SG&A decreased $30.3 million or 12.7%
  • Operating income was $127.6 million, including negative impacts from realignment and SIHI of $24.7 million and $16.4 million, respectively
    • Adjusted operating margin, excluding realignment and SIHI effects, was 15.5%, down 40 basis points
  • Backlog at June 30, 2015 was $2.68 billion, including SIHI backlog of $132 million
    • Excluding SIHI, backlog increased 0.7% constant currency as compared to prior year

1 See Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures table for detailed reconciliation of reported results to adjusted measures.

“Flowserve produced solid operating results for the 2015 second quarter against a backdrop of reduced global capital spending in our served end markets, increased headwinds in some emerging markets, low oil prices and a strong U.S. dollar,” said Mark Blinn, Flowserve’s president and chief executive officer. “We delivered double-digit sequential bookings and sales growth, which trends with seasonal patterns, and indicated some signs of market stability at current low levels. However, with the expected persistence of the current environment, including increased challenges in some emerging markets, coupled with ongoing delays and deferrals, we reset our outlook for the year while undertaking proactive cost control measures to better align with the market.

“Our accelerated manufacturing and SG&A initiatives will better position Flowserve to serve customers and reward shareholders now and in the future. Our management has effectively navigated through similar market cycles before, characterized by fewer project and upgrade opportunities with increased price sensitivity. We believe that our manufacturing optimization will permanently improve our cost structure and will position Flowserve to better serve its customers while generating profitable long-term growth.

“The resiliency and underlying strength of our business model has enabled Flowserve to return over $185 million of capital to our shareholders, through dividends and share repurchases in the first half of 2015. At current levels, we believe Flowserve shares remain a compelling investment and we will continue to opportunistically repurchase shares.

“At the same time, we are committed to investments in growth. We are pleased with the recent SIHI acquisition and the ongoing integration progress remains on track. We believe our strategies to expand our offerings, and leverage Flowserve’s global platform to drive increased aftermarket activity, will better serve our customers and create additional long-term shareholder value,” Blinn concluded.

Operational Commentary and Segment Performance

Tom Pajonas, executive vice president and chief operating officer, said, “Throughout the second quarter, our customers remained deliberate in their decision making and project evaluation. As refining and chemical customers enjoyed strong margins in their markets, they sought to capture improved economics in the period by further delaying planned maintenance and enhancement projects. In our other served markets, expected investments were generally re-evaluated to reflect the current lower oil price environment, strong U.S. dollar and global macro conditions, which created additional delays in activity. Across the customer base, we have seen a heightened focus on reducing overall costs, and believe Flowserve’s realignment efforts, tight cost controls, supply chain management and comprehensive portfolio enable us to simultaneously respond to our customers’ needs and produce value for shareholders.

“Flowserve made solid progress during the quarter on both its manufacturing optimization and SG&A efficiency initiatives. We recognized $24.7 million of the previously announced, total planned $100 million investment for these initiatives, which is expected to deliver approximately $70 million of annual run-rate savings when fully implemented. The structural and permanent changes we are making to our operating platform should position Flowserve well in the current market environment and beyond.

“As evidenced by our solid backlog and sequential bookings and revenue growth, we believe our served markets began to demonstrate signs of moderating decline, albeit while at current low levels. With our strong product and service offerings, global footprint and focus on operational excellence, we believe Flowserve remains well positioned to capture new business opportunities when global spending activity resumes.”

Financial Performance and Guidance

Based upon current market conditions and traditional seasonality, but supported by a solid backlog and strong operating profile, Flowserve today revised its 2015 Adjusted EPS guidance to $3.10 to $3.40 and now expects full-year revenues, excluding SIHI, to be down 10% to 15% versus prior year, which includes an expected 10% currency headwind.

Karyn Ovelmen, executive vice president and chief financial officer, commented, “Flowserve continues to operate from a position of financial strength within the current market environment. Two months into my role with the company, I have witnessed firsthand the talent and resources of the organization and our culture of continuous improvement, as well as opportunities for growth. I believe our diversified exposures and comprehensive portfolio, combined with our growth initiatives and cost reductions, positions the company well to continue driving meaningful long-term shareholder value.

“Looking at our second quarter beyond the Adjusted EPS, the acquisition of SIHI had a $0.10 per share dilutive impact on reported results, bringing its year-to-date impact to $0.28 per share. We continue to expect that SIHI’s net dilutive impact to full year 2015 reported results will be approximately $0.25 per share, primarily due to one-time purchase price accounting, integration and cost reduction expenses. Flowserve continues to expect SIHI to be modestly accretive on a reported basis in 2016, with full annualized run-rate synergies in place by year end 2017.”

Ovelmen added, “In addition, our Adjusted EPS calculation excludes realignment costs of $0.13 per share and below-the-line currency impacts of $0.01 per share. Including of the full impact of realignment, SIHI dilution and below-the-line currency effects, Flowserve reported earnings per share of $0.56 in the 2015 second quarter.”

Please see Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures table for detailed reconciliation of reported results to Adjusted measures.

Flowserve reports its operations through three segments: Engineered Product Division (EPD), Industrial Product Division (IPD) and Flow Control Division (FCD). Key financial highlights of segment performance for the second quarter 2015 include:

 
Second Quarter and Year-to-Date 2015 – Segment Results
(dollars in millions, comparison vs. 2014 second quarter and full year, unaudited)
                               
EPDIPDIPD Ex-SIHIFCD
2nd QtrYTD2nd QtrYTD2nd QtrYTD2nd QtrYTD
Bookings $ 575.3 $ 1,070.6 $ 205.3 $ 452.8 $ 143.8 $ 306.1 $ 355.5 $ 678.0
– vs. prior year -25.1% -23.3% -6.5% 10.2% -34.5% -25.5% -15.8% -18.9%
– on constant currency -15.5% -14.9% -1.8% 15.2% -29.8% -20.5% -7.8% -11.7%
 
Sales $ 570.8 $ 1,054.9 $ 260.8 $ 484.2 $ 183.6 $ 340.1 $ 356.4 $ 683.5
– vs. prior year -10.8% -9.4% 28.0% 24.2% -9.9% -12.8% -12.3% -13.4%
– on constant currency -0.1% 0.7% 36.1% 31.3% -1.8% -5.7% -3.5% -5.3%
 
Gross Profit $ 189.9 $ 355.5 $ 58.8 $ 101.7 $ 49.9 $ 93.5 $ 123.7 $ 242.7
– vs. prior year -13.8% -12.4% -2.0% -4.0% -16.8% -11.7% -19.0% -18.3%
 
Gross Margin (% of sales) 33.3% 33.7% 22.5% 21.0% 27.2% 27.5% 34.7% 35.5%
– vs. prior year (in basis points) -110 -110 -690 -620 -220 30 -290 -210
 
Operating Income $ 86.2 $ 155.1 $ 7.1 $ (6.3) $ 23.5 $ 42.9 $ 54.5 $ 109.2
– vs. prior year -20.8% -18.4% -76.5% -112.9% -22.2% -12.4% -31.1% -32.7%
– on constant currency -13.9% -10.8% -70.9% -106.7% -16.6% -6.3% -27.4% -28.7%
 
Operating Margin (% of sales) 15.1% 14.7% 2.7% -1.3% 12.8% 12.6% 15.3% 16.0%
– vs. prior year (in basis points) -190 -160 -1210 -1390 -200 -420 -460
 
Adjusted Operating Income * $ 96.2 $ 165.7 $ 9.4 $ (4.0) $ 25.8 $ 45.2 $ 66.8 $ 121.5
– vs. prior year -11.6% -12.8% -68.9% -108.2% -14.6% -7.8% -15.5% -25.1%
– on constant currency -4.7% -5.2% -63.2% -102.0% -8.9% -1.6% -11.9% -21.1%
 
Adj. Oper. Margin (% of sales)* 16.9% 15.7% 3.6% -0.8% 14.1% 13.3% 18.7% 17.8%
– vs. prior year (in basis points) -10 -60 -1120 -1340 -70 70 -80 -280
 
Backlog $ 1,459.3 $ 508.3 $ 376.1 $ 741.2

 

*Adjusted Operating Income and Adjusted Operating Margin exclude realignment charges, purchase price accounting charges and acquisition related costs

Second Quarter 2015 Results Conference Call

Flowserve will host its conference call with the financial community on Friday, July 31st at 11:00 AM Eastern. Mark Blinn, president and chief executive officer, as well as other members of the management team will be presenting. The call can be accessed by shareholders and other interested parties at www.flowserve.com under the “Investor Relations” section.

About Flowserve

Flowserve Corp. is one of the world’s leading providers of fluid motion and control products and services. Operating in more than 55 countries, the company produces engineered and industrial pumps, seals and valves as well as a range of related flow management services. More information about Flowserve can be obtained by visiting the company’s Web site at www.flowserve.com.

SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT: This news release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. Words or phrases such as, “may,” “should,” “expects,” “could,” “intends,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “estimates,” “believes,” “forecasts,” “predicts” or other similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, which include, without limitation, earnings forecasts, statements relating to our business strategy and statements of expectations, beliefs, future plans and strategies and anticipated developments concerning our industry, business, operations and financial performance and condition.

The forward-looking statements included in this news release are based on our current expectations, projections, estimates and assumptions. These statements are only predictions, not guarantees. Such forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict. These risks and uncertainties may cause actual results to differ materially from what is forecast in such forward-looking statements, and include, without limitation, the following: a portion of our bookings may not lead to completed sales, and our ability to convert bookings into revenues at acceptable profit margins; changes in the global financial markets and the availability of capital and the potential for unexpected cancellations or delays of customer orders in our reported backlog; our dependence on our customers’ ability to make required capital investment and maintenance expenditures; risks associated with cost overruns on fixed-fee projects and in taking customer orders for large complex custom engineered products; the substantial dependence of our sales on the success of the oil and gas, chemical, power generation and water management industries; the adverse impact of volatile raw materials prices on our products and operating margins; economic, political and other risks associated with our international operations, including military actions or trade embargoes that could affect customer markets, particularly Middle Eastern markets and global oil and gas producers, and non-compliance with U.S. export/re-export control, foreign corrupt practice laws, economic sanctions and import laws and regulations; increased aging and slower collection of receivables, particularly in Latin America and other emerging markets; our exposure to fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates, including in hyperinflationary countries such as Venezuela; our furnishing of products and services to nuclear power plant facilities and other critical processes; potential adverse consequences resulting from litigation to which we are a party, such as litigation involving asbestos-containing material claims; a foreign government investigation regarding our participation in the United Nations Oil-for-Food Program; expectations regarding acquisitions and the integration of acquired businesses; our relative geographical profitability and its impact on our utilization of deferred tax assets, including foreign tax credits; the potential adverse impact of an impairment in the carrying value of goodwill or other intangible assets; our dependence upon third-party suppliers whose failure to perform timely could adversely affect our business operations; the highly competitive nature of the markets in which we operate; environmental compliance costs and liabilities; potential work stoppages and other labor matters; our inability to protect our intellectual property in the U.S., as well as in foreign countries; obligations under our defined benefit pension plans; and other factors described from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

All forward-looking statements included in this news release are based on information available to us on the date hereof, and we assume no obligation to update any forward-looking statement.

   
 
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Unaudited)
June 30, December 31,
(Amounts in thousands, except par value)   2015     2014  
 
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 315,304 $ 450,350
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $31,729 and $25,469, respectively 1,042,404 1,082,447
Inventories, net 1,129,695 995,564
Deferred taxes 153,395 158,912
Prepaid expenses and other   138,142     106,890  
Total current assets 2,778,940 2,794,163
Property, plant and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $844,655 and $836,981, respectively 767,904 693,881
Goodwill 1,236,374 1,067,255
Deferred taxes 27,047 31,419
Other intangible assets, net 242,671 146,337
Other assets, net   259,186     234,965  
Total assets $ 5,312,122   $ 4,968,020  
 
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 502,969 $ 611,715
Accrued liabilities 781,812 794,072
Debt due within one year 67,365 53,131
Deferred taxes   13,272     12,957  
Total current liabilities 1,365,418 1,471,875
Long-term debt due after one year 1,626,150 1,101,791
Retirement obligations and other liabilities 536,640 452,511
Shareholders’ equity:
Common shares, $1.25 par value 220,991 220,991
Shares authorized – 305,000
Shares issued – 176,793
Capital in excess of par value 478,629 495,600
Retained earnings 3,469,687 3,415,738
Treasury shares, at cost – 44,200 and 42,444 shares, respectively (1,945,235 ) (1,830,919 )
Deferred compensation obligation 11,180 10,558
Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (466,675 )   (380,406 )
Total Flowserve Corporation shareholders’ equity 1,768,577 1,931,562
Noncontrolling interests   15,337     10,281  
Total equity   1,783,914     1,941,843  
Total liabilities and equity $ 5,312,122   $ 4,968,020  
   
 
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(Unaudited)
Three Months Ended June 30,
(Amounts in thousands, except per share data)   2015     2014  
 
Sales $ 1,162,247 $ 1,224,378
Cost of sales   (793,155 )   (794,072 )
Gross profit 369,092 430,306
Selling, general and administrative expense (243,594 ) (238,178 )
Net earnings from affiliates   2,079     2,187  
Operating income 127,577 194,315
Interest expense (15,392 ) (15,027 )
Interest income 249 507
Other expense, net   (4,882 )   (3,836 )
Earnings before income taxes 107,552 175,959
Provision for income taxes   (30,920 )   (50,794 )
Net earnings, including noncontrolling interests 76,632 125,165
Less: Net earnings attributable to noncontrolling interests   (1,624 )   (1,652 )
Net earnings attributable to Flowserve Corporation $ 75,008   $ 123,513  
 
Net earnings per share attributable to Flowserve Corporation common shareholders:
Basic $ 0.56 $ 0.90
Diluted 0.56 0.90
 
Cash dividends declared per share $ 0.18 $ 0.16
   
 
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
 
Six Months Ended June 30,
(Amounts in thousands, except per share data)   2015     2014  
 
Sales $ 2,176,867 $ 2,292,514
Cost of sales   (1,476,045 )   (1,485,086 )
Gross profit 700,822 807,428
Selling, general and administrative expense (483,521 ) (454,405 )
Net earnings from affiliates   3,652     5,617  
Operating income 220,953 358,640
Interest expense (31,429 ) (30,176 )
Interest income 1,006 838
Other expense, net   (24,828 )   (6,741 )
Earnings before income taxes 165,702 322,561
Provision for income taxes   (59,426 )   (88,809 )
Net earnings, including noncontrolling interests 106,276 233,752
Less: Net earnings attributable to noncontrolling interests   (3,602 )   (2,505 )
Net earnings attributable to Flowserve Corporation $ 102,674   $ 231,247  
 
Net earnings per share attributable to Flowserve Corporation common shareholders:
Basic $ 0.76 $ 1.68
Diluted 0.76 1.67
 
 
Cash dividends declared per share $ 0.36 $ 0.32
 
RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP MEASURES
(Unaudited)
       
Three Months Ended June 30, 2015
(Amounts in thousands, except percentages and per share data)

As Reported

(a)

SIHI Impact

(1)

Other ItemsAs Adjusted
 
Sales $ 1,162,247 $ 77,247 $ $ 1,085,000
Gross profit 369,092 8,892

(2)

(14,314 ) (5) 374,514
Gross margin31.8%11.5%34.5%
 
Selling, general and administrative expense (243,594 ) (25,275 )

(3)

(10,353 ) (6) (207,966 )
 
Operating income (loss) 127,577 (16,383 ) (24,667 ) 168,627
Operating income (loss) as a percentage of sales11.0%-21.2%15.5%
 
Interest and other (expense) income, net (20,025 ) (1,877 ) (2,756 )

(7)

(15,392 )
 
Earnings (loss) before income taxes 107,552 (18,260 ) (27,423 ) 153,235
Provision for income taxes (30,920 ) 4,775

(4)

7,953 (8) (43,648 )
Tax Rate28.7%26.2%29.0%28.5%
 
Net earnings (loss) attributable to Flowserve Corporation$75,008$(13,485)$(19,470)$107,963
 
Net earnings per share attributable to Flowserve Corporation common shareholders:
Basic $ 0.56 $ (0.10 ) $ (0.14 ) $ 0.80
Diluted $ 0.56 $ (0.10 ) $ (0.14 ) $ 0.80
 
Basic number of shares used for calculation 134,237 134,237 134,237 134,237
Diluted number of shares used for calculation 134,831 134,831 134,831 134,831
 
(a) Reported in conformity with U.S. GAAP
   

Notes:

(1) Represents the results of SIHI, including related realignment charges, acquisition-related costs and purchase price adjustment (“PPA”) expenses
(2) SIHI sales less SIHI cost of sales which includes $6.591 million of PPA expenses and $5.311 million of realignment charges
(3) SIHI SG&A, which includes $1.154 million of PPA expenses, $2.690 million of realignment charges and $2.277 million of acquisition-related costs
(4) Tax benefit offset by $0.520 million of realignment charges recorded in provision for income taxes
(5) Represents $14.314 million of realignment charges
(6) Represents $10.353 million of realignment charges
(7) Represents $2.756 million of foreign exchange impacts
(8) Includes tax impact of items above
   
 
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Unaudited)
Six Months Ended June 30,
(Amounts in thousands) 2015 2014
 
Cash flows – Operating activities:
Net earnings, including noncontrolling interests $ 106,276 $ 233,752
Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation 49,270 46,316
Amortization of intangible and other assets 17,833 9,327
Gain on sale of business (13,403 )
Excess tax benefits from stock-based payment arrangements (5,858 ) (8,490 )
Stock-based compensation 17,396 18,272
Foreign currency and other non-cash adjustments 49,794 11,489
Change in assets and liabilities, net of acquisitions:
Accounts receivable, net 45,376 (14,695 )
Inventories, net (113,005 ) (115,109 )
Prepaid expenses and other (2,017 ) (8,038 )
Other assets, net (22,435 ) (1,692 )
Accounts payable (124,001 ) (85,599 )
Accrued liabilities and income taxes payable (24,471 ) (86,059 )
Retirement obligations and other liabilities 7,003 (5 )
Net deferred taxes   16,903     2,667  
Net cash flows provided (used) by operating activities   18,064     (11,267 )
Cash flows – Investing activities:
Capital expenditures (113,794 ) (53,666 )
Payments for acquisitions, net of cash acquired (341,545 )
Proceeds from disposal of assets 1,872 789
Proceeds from sale of business, net of cash divested       46,805  
Net cash flows used by investing activities   (453,467 )   (6,072 )
Cash flows – Financing activities:
Excess tax benefits from stock-based payment arrangements 5,858 8,490
Payments on long-term debt (20,000 ) (20,000 )
Proceeds from issuance of senior notes 526,332
Payments of deferred loan costs (5,108 )
Proceeds under other financing arrangements 2,902 13,233
Payments under other financing arrangements (7,631 ) (4,789 )
Repurchases of common shares (139,644 ) (153,068 )
Payments of dividends (45,928 ) (41,382 )
Other   160     (2,499 )
Net cash flows provided (used) by financing activities 316,941 (200,015 )
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash   (16,584 )   (2,881 )
Net change in cash and cash equivalents (135,046 ) (220,235 )
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   450,350     363,804  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 315,304   $ 143,569  
   
 
SEGMENT INFORMATION
 
ENGINEERED PRODUCT DIVISION Three Months Ended June 30,
(Amounts in millions, except percentages)   2015     2014  
Bookings $ 575.3 $ 768.2
Sales 570.8 640.2
Gross profit 189.9 220.2
Gross profit margin 33.3 % 34.4 %
Operating income 86.2 108.8
Operating margin 15.1 % 17.0 %
 
INDUSTRIAL PRODUCT DIVISION Three Months Ended June 30,
(Amounts in millions, except percentages)   2015     2014  
Bookings $ 205.3 $ 219.6
Sales 260.8 203.8
Gross profit 58.8 60.0
Gross profit margin 22.5 % 29.4 %
Operating income 7.1 30.2
Operating margin 2.7 % 14.8 %
 
FLOW CONTROL DIVISION Three Months Ended June 30,
(Amounts in millions, except percentages)   2015     2014  
Bookings $ 355.5 $ 422.2
Sales 356.4 406.4
Gross profit 123.7 152.7
Gross profit margin 34.7 % 37.6 %
Operating income 54.5 79.1
Operating margin 15.3 % 19.5 %
   
 
SEGMENT INFORMATION
 
ENGINEERED PRODUCT DIVISION Six months Ended June 30,
(Amounts in millions, except percentages)   2015     2014  
Bookings $ 1,070.6 $ 1,396.3
Sales 1,054.9 1,164.3
Gross profit 355.5 405.6
Gross profit margin 33.7 % 34.8 %
Operating income 155.1 190.1
Operating margin 14.7 % 16.3 %
 
INDUSTRIAL PRODUCT DIVISION Six months Ended June 30,
(Amounts in millions, except percentages)   2015     2014  
Bookings $ 452.8 $ 411.0
Sales 484.2 390.0
Gross profit 101.7 105.9
Gross profit margin 21.0 % 27.2 %
Operating (loss) income (6.3 ) 49.0
Operating margin (1.3 %) 12.6 %
 
FLOW CONTROL DIVISION Six months Ended June 30,
(Amounts in millions, except percentages)   2015     2014  
Bookings $ 678.0 $ 835.9
Sales 683.5 789.3
Gross profit 242.7 297.1
Gross profit margin 35.5 % 37.6 %
Operating income 109.2 162.3
Operating margin 16.0 % 20.6 %

Flowserve Contacts
Investor Contacts:
Jay Roueche, 972-443-6560
Vice President, IR & Treasurer
or
Mike Mullin, 972-443-6636
Director, Investor Relations
or
Media Contact:
Lars Rosene, 972-443-6644
Vice President, Global Communications and Public Affairs