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- Fourth-Quarter Income up 156 Percent on 20-Percent Revenue Increase - Sales Top $7 Billion as Upbeat Outlook Signals Record Earnings in FY 2005
CLEVELAND, Jul 29, 2004 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Parker Hannifin Corporation (NYSE: PH) today marked new records in sales and cash flow for fiscal-year 2004, as sales topped $7 billion for the first time in the company's 86-year history, and cash from operations reached a record $662.4 million, surpassing last year's result of $557.5 million. This year's record cash from operations was achieved even with the company's discretionary contribution to its retirement and benefits plans of approximately $146 million, compared with $108 million contributed last year.
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For the full year, Parker posted a 76-percent increase in net income, at $345.8 million, or $2.91 per diluted share. Revenues reached a record $7.11 billion, up 11 percent, including a 5.6-percent increase in organic volume, while acquisitions and currency translation contributed 1.6 percent and 3.6 percent respectively. Last year, the company earned $196.3 million, or $1.68 per diluted share, on sales of $6.41 billion. The current year's results include a five-cent divestiture gain and a reduction of nine cents per diluted share in realignment costs, compared with a four-cent divestiture gain and a reduction of 16 cents per diluted share in realignment costs last year.
Fourth-quarter net income for the period ended June 30, 2004 was up 156 percent, at $125.5 million, or $1.05 per diluted share, on sales of $1.99 billion, compared with last year's quarterly income of $49.1 million, or 42 cents per diluted share, on sales of $1.66 billion. Included in the current quarter's earnings is a five-cent divestiture gain and a two-cent reduction from realignment costs, while last year's earnings reflected a four-cent divestiture gain and a reduction of six cents per share in realignment costs. Revenue growth in the current quarter includes a 15-percent increase in organic volume, a two-percent increase from currency translation and three- percent growth from acquisitions not reflected in the prior-year comparison.
"With the broad based recovery of all our industrial markets, and aerospace at the beginning of a rebound, our growth engine is firing on all cylinders," said Parker CEO Don Washkewicz. "The recovery didn't really start to pick up until January, so we've only had the wind at our backs for half a year. Yet our margins are up dramatically, inventories remain lean and cash flow has never been stronger. We are executing our Win Strategy, and as long as this recovery is sustained, we see a lot more growth potential in our business.
"Our message to Parker employees is to keep up the great work. Our goal is to maintain the gains we worked so hard to achieve, and extend them -- by executing our strategic initiatives, staying lean and focused -- and shifting growth into high gear. Today, we're winning more competitive bids on our systems and portfolio strength, global expansion, and innovation exceeding our customers' expectations."
Sales and operating income were up in all of the company's segments, with an overall 109-percent increase in operating income for the fourth quarter, and up 45 percent for the full year.
The North American Industrial units led the improvement, with operating income up 230 percent in the fourth quarter, and 98 percent for the year. Quarterly operating income was $114.3 million on sales of $867.4 million, for a return on sales of 13.2 percent, compared with a 4.8-percent margin last year. For the year, North American Industrial operating income was $306.9 million on revenues of $3.09 billion, for an operating margin of 9.9 percent, up from 5.5 percent last year.
The International Industrial businesses posted fourth-quarter operating income of $55.9 million, up 138 percent, on sales of $565.1 million, yielding a 9.9-percent return on sales for the quarter, compared with 5.5 percent last year. The most significant margin improvements were made in Europe, despite additional realignment costs this year. In all of 2004, the international businesses recorded operating income of $159.6 million, on sales of $1.97 billion, for an 8.1-percent operating margin, compared with 6.1 percent the prior year.
Parker Aerospace sales grew 11 percent during the quarter, to $307.6 million, with $40 million in operating income, improving its operating margin to 13.0 percent, compared with 12.3 percent a year ago. Full-year sales were up 2.8 percent to $1.14 billion, while operating income was $141.8 million, for a 12.4 percent return on sales in 2004, versus 14.2 percent last year.
In the Climate & Industrial Controls business, fourth-quarter operating income was $22.4 million, on sales of $189.3 million, an 11.8 percent return on sales, compared with 10.5 percent a year ago. The business generated full- year operating income of $71.8 million on sales of $671.2 million, a 10.7-percent return on sales, compared with 9.5 percent last year.
In the Other segment, comprised of the Wynn Specialty Chemical and Astron units, quarterly operating income was $9.5 million on $63.5 million in sales, for an operating margin of 15.0 percent, compared with 8.0 percent last year. Annual operating income was $22.1 million on $233 million in sales, an operating margin of 9.5 percent, compared with 5.5 percent a year ago.
Parker cited a positive outlook for fiscal-year 2005, noting an expectation for continued expansion in its diverse markets, with some possible tempering in heavy-duty trucks and semiconductors.
"As our markets continue to recover, we feel we have positioned Parker to gain a greater share of business in core and emerging markets where we have an unrivaled breadth of products and bring added engineering value, especially in aerospace, mobile, refrigeration, life sciences and clean-energy markets such as wind power and fuel cells," said Washkewicz.
The company projected earnings for fiscal-year 2005 to mark a new record, ranging from $3.30 to $3.70 per diluted share. In the first quarter, earnings are expected to range between 70 and 80 cents per diluted share, reflecting the company's typical pattern of earnings momentum, with more of the year's earnings occurring in the second half.
In addition to the information provided herein, Parker advises shareholders to note order trends, for which the company makes a disclosure several business days after the conclusion of each month. This information is available on the company's investor information web site, at http://www.phstock.com .
NOTICE OF CONFERENCE CALL: Parker Hannifin's conference call and slide presentation to discuss its fiscal fourth-quarter results is available to all interested parties via live webcast at 10 a.m. ET, on the company's investor information web site, at http://www.phstock.com . To access the call, click on the "Live Webcast" link, where users may also register for e-mail notification of future events and information available from Parker.
With annual sales of more than $7 billion, 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 commercial, mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company employs more than 48,000 people in 44 countries around the world. For more information, visit the company's web site at http://www.parker.com , or its investor information site at http://www.phstock.com .
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 and individual segments may differ materially from current expectations, depending on economic conditions within both its industrial and aerospace markets, and the company's ability to achieve anticipated benefits associated with announced realignment activities, strategic initiatives to improve operating margins, and growth initiatives. A change in economic conditions in individual markets may have a particularly volatile effect on segment projections. Among the other factors which may affect future performance are: changes in business relationships with and purchases by or from major customers or suppliers, including delays or cancellations in shipments; uncertainties surrounding timing, successful completion or integration of acquisitions; threats associated with and efforts to combat terrorism; competitive market conditions and resulting effects on sales and pricing; increases in raw-material costs that cannot be recovered in product pricing; and global economic factors, including currency exchange rates, difficulties entering new markets and general economic conditions such as interest rates. The company makes these statements as of the date of this disclosure, and undertakes no obligation to update them.
PARKER HANNIFIN CORPORATION - JUNE 30, 2004 CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF INCOME Three Months Ended June 30, Year Ended June 30, (Dollars in thousands except per share amounts) 2004 2003 2004 2003 Net sales $1,992,927 $1,660,661 $7,106,907 $6,410,610 Cost of sales 1,567,483 1,382,628 5,742,053 5,309,775 Gross profit 425,444 278,033 1,364,854 1,100,835 Selling, general and administrative expenses 229,479 185,290 801,237 721,065 Other income (deductions): Interest expense (17,012) (22,162) (73,396) (81,561) Interest and other (expense), net 6,656 3,108 3,847 (827) (10,356) (19,054) (69,549) (82,388) Income before income taxes 185,609 73,689 494,068 297,382 Income taxes 60,136 24,607 148,285 101,110 Net income $125,473 $49,082 $345,783 $196,272 Earnings per share: Basic earnings per share $1.06 $.42 $2.94 $1.69 Diluted earnings per share $1.05 $.42 $2.91 $1.68 Average shares outstanding during period - Basic 118,194,932 116,509,222 117,707,772 116,381,880 Average shares outstanding during period - Diluted 119,614,996 116,961,265 119,006,468 116,894,506 Cash dividends per common share $.19 $.19 $.76 $.74 BUSINESS SEGMENT INFORMATION BY INDUSTRY Three Months Ended June 30, Year Ended June 30, (Dollars in thousands) 2004 2003 2004 2003 Net sales Industrial: North America $867,399 $716,086 $3,091,947 $2,840,628 International 565,065 428,429 1,970,398 1,584,443 Aerospace 307,598 276,825 1,140,122 1,109,566 Climate & Industrial Controls 189,337 181,356 671,157 665,629 Other 63,528 57,965 233,283 210,344 Total $1,992,927 $1,660,661 $7,106,907 $6,410,610 Segment operating income Industrial: North America $114,273 $34,624 $306,903 $155,258 International 55,859 23,482 159,629 96,301 Aerospace 39,983 33,971 141,838 157,295 Climate & Industrial Controls 22,364 19,055 71,769 63,441 Other 9,537 4,642 22,141 11,584 Total segment operating income $242,016 $115,774 $702,280 $483,879 Corporate general and administrative expenses 32,886 17,992 106,501 80,147 Income from operations before interest expense and other 209,130 97,782 595,779 403,732 Interest expense 17,012 22,162 73,396 81,561 Other expense 6,509 1,931 28,315 24,789 Income before income taxes $185,609 $73,689 $494,068 $297,382 Note: Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified to conform to the current year presentation. CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET (Dollars in thousands) June 30, 2004 2003 Assets Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $183,847 $245,850 Accounts receivable, net 1,201,343 1,002,060 Inventories 991,378 997,167 Prepaid expenses 45,814 51,949 Deferred income taxes 114,551 99,781 Total current assets 2,536,933 2,396,807 Plant and equipment, net 1,591,853 1,657,425 Goodwill 1,198,411 1,108,610 Intangible assets, net 102,097 59,444 Other assets 827,610 763,347 Total assets $6,256,904 $5,985,633 Liabilities and shareholders' equity Current liabilities: Notes payable $35,198 $424,235 Accounts payable 534,561 437,103 Accrued liabilities 565,436 497,295 Accrued domestic and foreign taxes 124,546 65,094 Total current liabilities 1,259,741 1,423,727 Long-term debt 953,804 966,332 Pensions and other postretirement benefits 813,635 920,420 Deferred income taxes 79,028 20,780 Other liabilities 168,242 133,463 Shareholders' equity 2,982,454 2,520,911 Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $6,256,904 $5,985,633 CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS Year Ended June 30, (Dollars in thousands) 2004 2003 Cash flows from operating activities: Net income $345,783 $196,272 Depreciation and amortization 252,785 259,178 Net change in receivables, inventories, and trade payables 15,201 140,625 Net change in other assets and liabilities 55,457 (66,397) Other, net (6,828) 27,811 Net cash provided by operating activities 662,398 557,489 Cash flows from investing activities: Acquisitions (less cash acquired of $63,691 in 2004 and $196 in 2003) (200,314) (16,648) Capital expenditures (141,546) (158,260) Other, net 71,388 37,723 Net cash (used in) investing activities (270,472) (137,185) Cash flows from financing activities: Net proceeds from common share activity 56,223 9,386 Net (payments of) debt (415,428) (145,764) Dividends (89,286) (85,833) Net cash (used in) financing activities (448,491) (222,211) Effect of exchange rate changes on cash (5,438) 1,373 Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents (62,003) 199,466 Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 245,850 46,384 Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $183,847 $245,850
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