Parker Reports Fiscal 2016 First Quarter Results

  • First quarter EPS $1.41 as reported, or $1.52 adjusted for business realignment
  • Sales decreased 12 percent, impacted by currency and weakness in global end markets
  • Simplification efforts drive excellent margin performance
  • Company revises fiscal 2016 full year guidance

CLEVELAND, Oct. 22, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Parker Hannifin Corporation (NYSE:PH), the global leader in motion and control technologies, today reported results for the fiscal 2016 first quarter ended September 30, 2015. Fiscal 2016 first quarter sales were $2.87 billion, compared with $3.27 billion in the prior year quarter. Net income was $195.0 million compared with $280.2 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2015. Fiscal 2016 first quarter earnings per share were $1.41, compared with $1.85 in the prior year quarter. Adjusted earnings per share were $1.52, compared with $1.89 in the prior year quarter. A reconciliation of reported to adjusted earnings per share is included with the financial tables in this news release.

“Despite ongoing headwinds from a strong dollar and further weakness in key end markets that pressured sales, we delivered adjusted segment operating margins of 15.3 percent.” said Chief Executive Officer, Tom Williams. “This type of margin performance is unprecedented in our recent history during previous down cycles and reflects the benefit of our prior year restructuring initiatives, rapid response on cost controls and savings resulting from our Simplification initiatives. Our previously announced restructuring initiatives for this year are underway to align costs with current demand and will position us well as the business environment improves. Simplification initiatives continue to expand as part of a broader effort to reduce complexity, increase speed, reduce costs and better serve our customers. We also introduced the new Win StrategyTM, designed to take Parker’s performance to the next level as we target actions aimed at driving increased sales growth and achieving segment operating margins of 17 percent in the next five years.”

During the first quarter of fiscal 2016, the company repurchased $310 million in Parker shares. A total of $1.6 billion worth of 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.

Segment Results
Diversified Industrial Segment: North American first quarter sales decreased 13 percent to $1.3 billion, and operating income was $212.7 million compared with $264.2 million in the same period a year ago. International first quarter sales decreased 18 percent to $1.0 billion, the majority of the decline in sales was the result of foreign currency rate changes. International operating income was $129.3 million compared with $189.8 million in the same period a year ago.

Aerospace Systems Segment: First quarter sales increased 2 percent to $544.6 million, and operating income was $74.0 million compared with $65.3 million in the same period a year ago.

Parker reported a decrease in orders of 11 percent for the quarter ending September 30, 2015, compared with the same quarter a year ago. The company reported the following orders by business:

  • Orders decreased 12 percent in the Diversified Industrial North America businesses compared with the same quarter a year ago.
  • Orders decreased 8 percent in the Diversified Industrial International businesses compared with the same quarter a year ago.
  • Orders decreased 16 percent in the Aerospace Systems segment on a rolling 12-month average basis.

For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016, the company has revised guidance for earnings from continuing operations to the range of $5.30 to $5.90 per share, or $5.80 to $6.40 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.

Williams added, “The change in our guidance largely reflects continued weakening in our end markets as evidenced by deteriorating order trends. We also do not expect any meaningful recovery in our markets through the end of our fiscal year. Aggressive actions are well underway to align our costs with the realities of current conditions. Looking forward, the continued execution of the new Win StrategyTM will help to position us to achieve new financial and operational performance targets designed to positively impact our customers and our shareholders."

NOTICE OF CONFERENCE CALL: Parker Hannifin's conference call and slide presentation to discuss its fiscal 2016 first quarter results are available to all interested parties via live webcast today at 10:00 a.m. ET, on the company's investor information web site at 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 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 employs approximately 55,000 people 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, or its investor information website at

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 percent 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 without the effect of business realignment expenses; (b) the effect of business realignment expenses on forecasted earnings from continuing operations per share; and (c) segment operating margins without the effect of business realignment expenses. The effects of business realignment expenses are removed to allow investors and the company to meaningfully evaluate changes in earnings per share and segment operating margins on a comparable basis from period to period.

Forward-Looking Statements
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.

(Unaudited) Three Months Ended September 30,
(Dollars in thousands except per share amounts) 2015 2014
Net sales $ 2,869,348 $ 3,269,932
Cost of sales 2,200,904 2,459,865
Gross profit 668,444 810,067
Selling, general and administrative expenses 370,214 400,840
Interest expense 35,760 20,961
Other (income), net (13,179) (8,369)
Income before income taxes 275,649 396,635
Income taxes 80,623 116,464
Net income 195,026 280,171
Less: Noncontrolling interests 48 82
Net income attributable to common shareholders$ 194,978 $ 280,089
Earnings per share attributable to common shareholders:
Basic earnings per share $ 1.42 $ 1.88
Diluted earnings per share $ 1.41 $ 1.85
Average shares outstanding during period - Basic 136,844,504 148,738,828
Average shares outstanding during period - Diluted 138,574,908 151,073,635
Cash dividends per common share $.63 $.48
Earnings per diluted share $ 1.41 $ 1.85
Business realignment charges 0.11 0.04
Adjusted earnings per diluted share $ 1.52 $ 1.89
(Unaudited) Three Months Ended September 30,
(Dollars in thousands) 2015 2014
Net sales
Diversified Industrial:
North America $ 1,286,330 $ 1,471,812
International 1,038,447 1,263,497
Aerospace Systems 544,571 534,623
Total $ 2,869,348 $ 3,269,932
Segment operating income
Diversified Industrial:
North America $ 212,748 $ 264,236
International 129,295 189,805
Aerospace Systems 74,003 65,349
Total segment operating income 416,046 519,390
Corporate general and administrative expenses 53,051 55,444
Income before interest and other 362,995 463,946
Interest expense 35,760 20,961
Other expense 51,586 46,350
Income before income taxes $ 275,649 $ 396,635
Three Months Ended
September 30, 2015
Operating income Margin
As reported segment operating income $ 416,046 14.5%
Business realignment charges 21,788
Adjusted segment operating income $ 437,834 15.3%
September 30, June 30, September 30,
(Dollars in thousands) 2015 2015 2014
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 974,268 $ 1,180,584 $ 1,092,137
Marketable securities and other investments 815,483 733,490 945,431
Trade accounts receivable, net 1,561,054 1,620,194 1,711,798
Non-trade and notes receivable 315,943 364,534 421,085
Inventories 1,320,204 1,300,459 1,441,439
Prepaid expenses 196,917 241,684 116,962
Deferred income taxes 144,033 142,147 147,410
Total current assets 5,327,902 5,583,092 5,876,262
Plant and equipment, net 1,632,803 1,664,022 1,755,254
Goodwill 2,947,955 2,942,679 3,068,420
Intangible assets, net 1,003,386 1,013,439 1,130,312
Other assets 1,089,508 1,091,805 914,377
Total assets $ 12,001,554 $ 12,295,037 $ 12,744,625
Liabilities and equity
Current liabilities:
Notes payable $ 630,650 $ 223,142 $ 702,018
Accounts payable 1,014,265 1,092,138 1,192,652
Accrued liabilities 774,145 894,555 834,569
Accrued domestic and foreign taxes 130,981 140,295 158,960
Total current liabilities 2,550,041 2,350,130 2,888,199
Long-term debt 2,725,409 2,723,960 1,482,492
Pensions and other postretirement benefits 1,480,466 1,699,197 1,328,123
Deferred income taxes 78,019 77,967 89,038
Other liabilities 312,868 336,214 374,409
Shareholders' equity 4,851,518 5,104,287 6,579,003
Noncontrolling interests 3,233 3,282 3,361
Total liabilities and equity $ 12,001,554 $ 12,295,037 $ 12,744,625
(Unaudited) Three Months Ended September 30,
(Dollars in thousands) 2015 2014
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income $ 195,026 $ 280,171
Depreciation and amortization 78,222 81,768
Stock incentive plan compensation 35,381 40,559
Gain on sale of businesses - (5,782)
(Gain) loss on sale of plant and equipment (1,071) 7,262
Gain on sale of marketable securities (54) -
Net change in receivables, inventories, and trade payables (35,163) (60,018)
Net change in other assets and liabilities (265,089) (117,527)
Other, net (2,284) 34,441
Net cash provided by operating activities 4,968 260,874
Cash flows from investing activities:
Acquisitions (net of cash of $3,814 in 2015) (67,552) -
Capital expenditures (38,681) (54,709)
Proceeds from sale of plant and equipment 3,847 2,736
Proceeds from sale of businesses - 22,770
Purchases of marketable securities and other investments (430,533) (497,192)
Maturities and sales of marketable securities and other investments 371,766 50,528
Other, net (40,273) (5,060)
Net cash (used in) investing activities (201,426) (480,927)
Cash flows from financing activities:
Net payments for common stock activity (304,464) (44,494)
Net proceeds from (payments for) debt 404,787 (113,565)
Dividends (85,987) (71,607)
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities 14,336 (229,666)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash (24,194) (71,699)
Net (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents (206,316) (521,418)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 1,180,584 1,613,555
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 974,268 $ 1,092,137
(Amounts in dollars)
Fiscal Year
Forecasted earnings per diluted share $5.30 to $5.90
Business realignment charges .50
Adjusted forecasted earnings per diluted share $5.80 to $6.40

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