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 %      
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET      (Unaudited)         (Unaudited)   
           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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