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Flowserve Corporation Reports Third Quarter 2015 Results


October 29, 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 $0.81 for the 2015 third quarter, which includes $0.06 per share of negative currency translation as compared to last year and $0.03 per share of bad debt expense. 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. In the 2015 third quarter, Flowserve’s Adjusted EPS excluded $0.11 per share of these items.

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

  • Bookings were $1.06 billion, including $69.7 million from SIHI
    • Excluding SIHI’s contribution, bookings decreased 6.3% sequentially and 14.6% as compared to prior year on a constant currency basis
    • Aftermarket bookings of $482 million, included $22 million from SIHI, and increased 2.0% sequentially and 2.1% compared to the prior year on a constant currency basis
    • Excluding SIHI’s contribution, aftermarket bookings increased 2.3% sequentially and decreased 2.2% compared to the prior year on a constant currency basis
  • Sales were $1.10 billion, including $73.7 million from SIHI
    • Excluding SIHI’s contribution, sales decreased 4.5% sequentially and 5.6% as compared to prior year on a constant currency basis
    • Aftermarket sales were $462 million, or approximately 42% of total sales, and decreased 4.6% sequentially and increased 1.8% compared to prior year on a constant currency basis
    • Excluding SIHI’s contribution, aftermarket sales decreased 2.3% on a constant currency basis
  • Gross profit was $388.8 million, including $20.9 million from SIHI
    • Gross profit increased 1.4% on a constant currency basis
    • Gross margin excluding adjusted items was 36.1%, up 110 basis points
  • SG&A expense was $223.5 million, including $20.5 million from SIHI
    • Excluding SIHI and adjusted items, SG&A decreased $27.9 million or 12.1%
  • Operating income was $167.8 million, including realignment expense of $1.7 million
    • Adjusted operating margin, excluding realignment expenses and SIHI operating income of $0.4 million, was 16.5%, up 50 basis points
  • Backlog at September 30, 2015 was $2.56 billion, including SIHI backlog of $118 million
    • Excluding SIHI, backlog decreased 5.2% 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 third quarter against a persistently challenging market environment, which included constrained global capital spending, a further reduction in oil prices, weakness in our short cycle and emerging markets and the strong U.S. dollar,” said Mark Blinn, Flowserve’s president and chief executive officer. “Operationally, we continued to execute at a high level as evidenced by our strong margin performance.”

“We are moving quickly on our previously announced $100 million of realignment investment including immediate headcount reductions as well as the announcements of several permanent facility closures. We are also identifying at least $25 million of additional investment to further reduce our cost structure through a variety of levers, including streamlining our management structure, improving our manufacturing costs and implementing additional product rationalization, with dollar for dollar cost savings opportunity.”

“With the success of our previously announced actions underway and new opportunities identified, we now believe Flowserve will deliver approximately $125 million of structural run-rate savings annually, compared to an earlier estimate of $70 million, on a total investment of approximately $125 million. Additionally, the integration and realignment activities associated with our SIHI acquisition remain on-track to support SIHI product growth. We will continue to focus on disciplined investment opportunities, such as these, to drive long-term value for our shareholders, to effectively capitalize on opportunities as and when markets improve,” Blinn added.

“We have successfully weathered difficult market cycles before, and are taking swift action to best position Flowserve through the current cycle and to offset near-term market weakness. Overall, we remain confident in the underlying strength of our platform, the long-term secular trends in our served markets, our ability for further long-term continuous improvement and our knowledge that we are well positioned strategically to drive long-term growth,” Blinn concluded.

Financial Performance and Guidance

Karyn Ovelmen, executive vice president and chief financial officer, commented, “Our third quarter adjusted results were highlighted by our gross and operating margin performance. Adjusted EPS1 of $0.81 was solid in the current environment, considering the negative currency translation and $0.03 per share of bad debt expense. Flowserve’s reported earnings for the 2015 third quarter were $0.70 per share, reflecting the impact of adjusted items which include negative below-the-line currency impact of $0.02, realignment expenses of $0.01, and a non-cash valuation allowance on deferred tax assets of $0.08.”

Flowserve maintained its EPS and revenue guidance, but now expects it to track at or around the lower end of its Adjusted EPS and revenue guidance of $3.10 to $3.40 and down 10% to 15%, respectively, both excluding SIHI. This expectation is based upon third quarter year-to-date results and reflects increased uncertainty and reduced visibility in our markets, particularly as it relates to customer spending and order acceptance.

Segment Performance

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 third quarter 2015 include:

               
Third Quarter and Year-to-Date 2015 – Segment Results
(dollars in millions, comparison vs. 2014 third quarter and full year, unaudited)
                 
EPDIPDIPD Ex-SIHIFCD
3rd QtrYTD3rd QtrYTD3rd QtrYTD3rd QtrYTD
Bookings $ 537.5 $ 1,608.0 $ 236.5 $ 689.9 $ 166.8 $ 472.5 $ 311.1 $ 988.6
– vs. prior year -26.1 % -24.3 % 33.1 % 17.1 % -6.1 % -19.8 % -20.6 % -19.4 %
– on constant currency -17.2 % -15.7 % 40.1 % 22.7 % 0.8 % -14.2 % -14.5 % -12.6 %
 
Sales $ 514.5 $ 1,569.4 $ 241.6 $ 725.8 $ 167.9 $ 508.0 $ 367.9 $ 1,051.5
– vs. prior year -19.8 % -13.1 % 18.9 % 22.4 % -17.4 % -14.4 % -4.9 % -10.6 %
– on constant currency -9.7 % -3.0 % 24.9 % 29.1 % -11.4 % -7.7 % 4.7 % -2.0 %
 
Gross Profit $ 180.4 $ 535.9 $ 69.0 $ 170.7 $ 48.1 $ 141.6 $ 136.6 $ 379.2
– vs. prior year -18.3 % -14.4 % 27.3 % 6.6 % -11.3 % -11.6 % -4.6 % -13.9 %
 
Gross Margin (% of sales) 35.1 % 34.1 % 28.6 % 23.5 % 28.6 % 27.9 % 37.1 % 36.1 %
– vs. prior year (in basis points) 70 -60 190 -350 190 90 10 -130
 
Operating Income $ 77.7 $ 232.8 $ 25.0 $ 18.7 $ 24.6 $ 67.5 $ 77.1 $ 186.3
– vs. prior year -29.6 % -22.5 % -7.1 % -75.4 % -8.6 % -11.1 % 6.6 % -20.6 %
– on constant currency -25.5 % -16.1 % -3.7 % -70.2 % -5.2 % -5.9 % 14.2 % -15.5 %
 
Operating Margin (% of sales) 15.1 % 14.8 % 10.3 % 2.6 % 14.7 % 13.3 % 21.0 % 17.7 %
– vs. prior year (in basis points) -210 -180 -290 -1020 150 50 230 -220
 
Adjusted Operating Income * $ 79.4 $ 245.1 $ 25.0 $ 21.0 $ 24.6 $ 69.8 $ 77.1 $ 198.6
– vs. prior year -28.0 % -18.4 % -7.1 % -72.3 % -8.6 % -8.0 % 6.6 % -15.3 %
– on constant currency -23.9 % -12.0 % -3.7 % -67.2 % -5.2 % -2.9 % 14.2 % -10.2 %
 
Adj. Oper. Margin (% of sales)* 15.4 % 15.6 % 10.3 % 2.9 % 14.7 % 13.7 % 21.0 % 18.9 %
– vs. prior year (in basis points) -180 -100 -290 -990 150 90 230 -100
 
Backlog $ 1,488.9 $ 486.8 $ 368.8 $ 657.8
 

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

 

Third Quarter 2015 Results Conference Call

Flowserve will host its conference call with the financial community on Friday, October 30th 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 global economic conditions 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; our ability to execute and realize the expected financial benefits from our strategic manufacturing optimization and realignment initiatives; 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 ability to anticipate and manage cybersecurity risk, including the risk of potential business disruptions or financial losses; 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)
September 30, December 31,
(Amounts in thousands, except par value) 2015 2014
 
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 237,842 $ 450,350
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $34,653 and $25,469, respectively 999,700 1,082,447
Inventories, net 1,116,445 995,564
Deferred taxes 137,773 158,912
Prepaid expenses and other   157,969     106,890  
Total current assets 2,649,729 2,794,163
Property, plant and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $854,736 and $836,981, respectively 756,179 693,881
Goodwill 1,234,858 1,067,255
Deferred taxes 24,918 31,419
Other intangible assets, net 235,871 146,337
Other assets, net   256,700     234,965  
Total assets $ 5,158,255   $ 4,968,020  
 
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 459,013 $ 611,715
Accrued liabilities 772,789 794,072
Debt due within one year 68,893 53,131
Deferred taxes   13,584     12,957  
Total current liabilities 1,314,279 1,471,875
Long-term debt due after one year 1,610,059 1,101,791
Retirement obligations and other liabilities 529,371 452,511
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 486,787 495,600
Retained earnings 3,539,468 3,415,738
Treasury shares, at cost – 46,496 and 42,444 shares, respectively (2,053,128 ) (1,830,919 )
Deferred compensation obligation 10,095 10,558
Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (515,890 )   (380,406 )
Total Flowserve Corporation shareholders’ equity 1,688,323 1,931,562
Noncontrolling interests   16,223     10,281  
Total equity   1,704,546     1,941,843  
Total liabilities and equity $ 5,158,255   $ 4,968,020  
 
         
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(Unaudited)
Three Months Ended September 30,
(Amounts in thousands, except per share data) 2015 2014
 
Sales $ 1,096,476 $ 1,204,012
Cost of sales   (707,726 )   (782,522 )
Gross profit 388,750 421,490
Selling, general and administrative expense (223,516 ) (230,872 )
Net earnings from affiliates   2,615     1,825  
Operating income 167,849 192,443
Interest expense (16,283 ) (15,130 )
Interest income 499 400
Other (expense) income, net   (5,430 )   5,612  
Earnings before income taxes 146,635 183,325
Provision for income taxes   (52,099 )   (52,725 )
Net earnings, including noncontrolling interests 94,536 130,600
Less: Net earnings attributable to noncontrolling interests   (913 )   (2,038 )
Net earnings attributable to Flowserve Corporation $ 93,623   $ 128,562  
 
Net earnings per share attributable to Flowserve Corporation common shareholders:
Basic $ 0.71 $ 0.94
Diluted 0.70 0.93
 
Cash dividends declared per share $ 0.18 $ 0.16
 
         
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
(Amounts in thousands, except per share data) 2015 2014
 
Sales $ 3,273,342 $ 3,496,526
Cost of sales   (2,183,770 )   (2,267,609 )
Gross profit 1,089,572 1,228,917
Selling, general and administrative expense (707,037 ) (685,277 )
Net earnings from affiliates   6,268     7,442  
Operating income 388,803 551,082
Interest expense (47,712 ) (45,306 )
Interest income 1,504 1,238
Other expense, net   (30,258 )   (1,129 )
Earnings before income taxes 312,337 505,885
Provision for income taxes   (111,525 )   (141,533 )
Net earnings, including noncontrolling interests 200,812 364,352
Less: Net earnings attributable to noncontrolling interests   (4,515 )   (4,544 )
Net earnings attributable to Flowserve Corporation $ 196,297   $ 359,808  
 
Net earnings per share attributable to Flowserve Corporation common shareholders:
Basic $ 1.47 $ 2.62
Diluted 1.46 2.60
 
 
Cash dividends declared per share $ 0.54 $ 0.48
 
RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP MEASURES                          
(Unaudited)
 
Three Months Ended September 30, 2015
(Amounts in thousands, except per share data)As Reported (a)SIHI Impact(1)Other ItemsAs Adjusted
 
Sales $ 1,096,476 $ 73,744 $ $ 1,022,732
Gross profit (loss) 388,750 20,883 (2 ) (1,657 ) (5 ) 369,524
Gross margin (loss)35.5%28.3%36.1%
 
Selling, general and administrative expense (223,516 ) (20,519 ) (3 ) (75 ) (6 ) (202,922 )
 
Operating income (loss) 167,849 364 (1,732 ) 169,217
Operating income (loss) as a percentage of sales15.3%0.5%16.5%
 
Interest and other (expense) income, net (21,214 ) (329 ) (4,524 ) (7 ) (16,361 )
 
Earnings (loss) before income taxes 146,635 35 (6,256 ) 152,856
Provision for income taxes (52,099 ) (10 ) (4 ) (8,136 ) (8 ) (43,953 )
Tax Rate35.5%29.8%130.0%28.8%
 
Net earnings (loss) attributable to Flowserve Corporation$93,623$25$(14,392)$107,990
 
Net earnings per share attributable to Flowserve Corporation common shareholders:
Basic $ 0.71 $ 0.00 $ (0.11 ) $ 0.81
Diluted $ 0.70 $ 0.00 $ (0.11 ) $ 0.81
 
Basic number of shares used for calculation 132,550 132,550 132,550 132,550
Diluted number of shares used for calculation 133,160 133,160 133,160 133,160
 
(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 $3.355 million of PPA expense and $0.145 million of realignment charges
(3) SIHI SG&A, which includes $1.127 million of PPA expenses, $0.092 million of realignment charges and $1.411 million of acquisition-related costs
(4) Includes tax impact of items above
(5) Represents $1.657 million of realignment charges
(6) Represents $0.075 million of realignment charges
(7) Represents $4.524 million of below-the-line foreign exchange impacts
(8) Includes tax impact of items above and a $10.000 million tax charge related to a valuation allowance for Brazilian deferred tax assets
 
         
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Unaudited)
Nine Months Ended September 30,
(Amounts in thousands) 2015 2014
 
Cash flows – Operating activities:
Net earnings, including noncontrolling interests $ 200,812 $ 364,352
Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to net cash used by operating activities:
Depreciation 73,652 69,748
Amortization of intangible and other assets 25,918 13,555
Gain on sale of business (13,403 )
Excess tax benefits from stock-based payment arrangements (6,822 ) (8,490 )
Stock-based compensation 26,027 26,685
Foreign currency and other non-cash adjustments 54,635 22,174
Change in assets and liabilities, net of acquisitions:
Accounts receivable, net 66,660 (38,798 )
Inventories, net (119,530 ) (124,539 )
Prepaid expenses and other (15,336 ) (17,568 )
Other assets, net (17,890 ) (16,858 )
Accounts payable (157,930 ) (88,255 )
Accrued liabilities and income taxes payable (30,014 ) (50,305 )
Retirement obligations and other liabilities (6,402 ) (9,651 )
Net deferred taxes   37,261     1,205  
Net cash flows provided by operating activities   131,041     129,852  
Cash flows – Investing activities:
Capital expenditures (138,532 ) (83,602 )
Payments for acquisition, net of cash acquired (353,654 )
Proceeds from disposal of assets 4,103 1,613
Proceeds from sale of business, net of cash divested       46,805  
Net cash flows used by investing activities   (488,083 )   (35,184 )
Cash flows – Financing activities:
Excess tax benefits from stock-based payment arrangements 6,822 8,490
Payments on long-term debt (30,000 ) (30,000 )
Proceeds from issuance of senior notes 526,332
Payments of deferred loan costs (5,108 )
Proceeds under other financing arrangements 8,157 14,388
Payments under other financing arrangements (15,524 ) (16,377 )
Repurchases of common shares (249,682 ) (188,324 )
Payments of dividends (70,000 ) (63,287 )
Other   192     (2,499 )
Net cash flows provided (used) by financing activities 171,189 (277,609 )
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash   (26,655 )   (17,994 )
Net change in cash and cash equivalents (212,508 ) (200,935 )
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   450,350     363,804  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 237,842   $ 162,869  
 
         
SEGMENT INFORMATION
 
ENGINEERED PRODUCT DIVISION Three Months Ended September 30,
(Amounts in millions, except percentages) 2015 2014
Bookings $ 537.5 $ 727.7
Sales 514.5 641.4
Gross profit 180.4 220.9
Gross profit margin 35.1 % 34.4 %
Operating income 77.7 110.3
Operating margin 15.1 % 17.2 %
 
INDUSTRIAL PRODUCT DIVISION Three Months Ended September 30,
(Amounts in millions, except percentages) 2015 2014
Bookings $ 236.5 $ 177.7
Sales 241.6 203.2
Gross profit 69.0 54.2
Gross profit margin 28.6 % 26.7 %
Operating income 25.0 26.9
Operating margin 10.3 % 13.2 %
 
FLOW CONTROL DIVISION Three Months Ended September 30,
(Amounts in millions, except percentages) 2015 2014
Bookings $ 311.1 $ 392.0
Sales 367.9 387.0
Gross profit 136.6 143.2
Gross profit margin 37.1 % 37.0 %
Operating income 77.1 72.3
Operating margin 21.0 % 18.7 %
 
         
SEGMENT INFORMATION
 
ENGINEERED PRODUCT DIVISION Nine Months Ended September 30,
(Amounts in millions, except percentages) 2015 2014
Bookings $ 1,608.0 $ 2,124.1
Sales 1,569.4 1,805.7
Gross profit 535.9 626.4
Gross profit margin 34.1 % 34.7 %
Operating income 232.8 300.5
Operating margin 14.8 % 16.6 %
 
INDUSTRIAL PRODUCT DIVISION Nine Months Ended September 30,
(Amounts in millions, except percentages) 2015 2014
Bookings $ 689.9 $ 589.1
Sales 725.8 593.2
Gross profit 170.7 160.2
Gross profit margin 23.5 % 27.0 %
Operating income 18.7 75.9
Operating margin 2.6 % 12.8 %
 
FLOW CONTROL DIVISION Nine Months Ended September 30,
(Amounts in millions, except percentages) 2015 2014
Bookings $ 988.6 $ 1,227.2
Sales 1,051.5 1,176.3
Gross profit 379.2 440.4
Gross profit margin 36.1 % 37.4 %
Operating income 186.3 234.6
Operating margin 17.7 % 19.9 %

Flowserve
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Vice President, IR & Treasurer
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