CLEVELAND, April 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Parker Hannifin Corporation (NYSE: PH) today reported third quarter records in sales and income from continuing operations, and year to date cash flow from operations. For the third quarter of fiscal-year 2006, sales were $2.50 billion, up 18.3 percent, as compared to sales of $2.11 billion from the same period last year. Income from continuing operations in the third quarter of fiscal 2006 was $1.46 per diluted share, compared to $1.16 in the prior year. Cash flow from operations reached $610.0 million or 9 percent of sales, a record for the first nine months, surpassing $498.4 million or 8.5 percent of sales in the same period last year.
The current quarter includes an expense of 3 cents per diluted share related to FAS 123R, which requires the expensing of equity based compensation, and income of 3 cents per diluted share as a result of a litigation settlement. These two items are included in "Other Expense" for segment reporting purposes, and are not included in the operating segment results.
"We had another strong quarter," said Chairman and CEO Don Washkewicz. "The growth we demonstrated this quarter keeps us on track for another year of double-digit growth. Of our 18 percent growth in the quarter, 10 percent was organic, which reflects our commitment to premier customer service and our participation in global markets. We continue to do what we said we would do -- grow this company by greater than 10 percent each year. This is a track record of accomplishment that can give confidence to our key stakeholders, including customers, employees, investors and creditors."
Third Quarter Segment Results
"In the quarter," Washkewicz continued, "we saw strength in our end markets and regions across the world. North America continued to grow, with the exception of the automotive market, as did Europe and Asia; Latin America remained solid. Our aerospace business continued to be very strong across both military and commercial markets."
In the North American Industrial segment, third quarter operating income increased 37.1 percent over the prior year to $164.7 million, on sales of $1,062.7 million.
The International Industrial segment third quarter operating income increased 56.8 percent over the prior year to $98.9 million, on sales of $774.0 million.
In the company's Climate & Industrial Controls segment, third quarter operating income decreased 10.4 percent over the prior year to $23.8 million, on sales of $270.4 million.
The Aerospace segment third quarter operating income increased 24.0 percent over the prior year to $54.5 million, on sales of $391.0 million.
Fiscal Year to Date Results
For the first nine months of fiscal-year 2006, sales were $6.77 billion, up 14.8 percent, as compared to sales of $5.90 billion from the same period last year. Income from continuing operations for the first nine months of fiscal 2006 was $3.73 per diluted share, compared to $3.13 in the same period in the prior year.
"We continue to be very pleased with our ability to generate record levels of income from continuing operations and cash flow from operations," added Washkewicz. "These results, along with our improved cost basis and productivity gains from our Lean manufacturing initiative, allow us ample flexibility to invest in new technologies, new and emerging growth areas, and strategic acquisitions."
"In addition," Washkewicz continued, "one of the things that sets us apart, and accounts for our leadership position in motion and control technologies, is the ability to get products, services, and systems anywhere in the world they are needed by our customers, and our customers' customers. Our industry leadership and our double digit organic growth is achieved through our network of approximately 12,000 independent distribution and retail outlets that represent Parker across the world. This channel to market also helps drive our improving levels of customer service and delivery, which are at an all time high this year. It's also a reflection of our focus on premier customer service, which our Win Strategy defines as the first order of business for every Parker operating unit across the world."
In the third quarter, Parker Hannifin acquired 70 percent of the shares of Japan-based Kuroda Pneumatics Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Kuroda Precision Industries Ltd. Kuroda Pneumatics employs 150 people, had 2005 sales of approximately $50 million, and manufactures high performance actuators, cylinders, valves, controls and other related products for a wide variety of industrial automation applications. The addition of Kuroda Pneumatics strengthens Parker's current automation business capabilities to better serve the Japanese marketplace, and the company's long-term commitment to accelerating its growth in the Asia Pacific region.
The company also unveiled Parker RunWise at this month's International Waste Expo in Las Vegas. Parker RunWise is an innovative energy recovery system resulting from a unique combination of hydraulic technologies, and will be another platform that drives the company's organic growth. An early example of what the company is planning to achieve through its Winovation initiative, Parker RunWise marks another milestone in Parker's evolution as an innovative company with the capability to provide customers with advanced systems solutions. Initially targeted to refuse vehicles, this unique hybrid drive system is designed to provide fleet owners with significant gains in fuel economy of up to 50 percent, reduced brake wear, reduced engine emissions, and improved acceleration. Unlike electric hybrids, Parker RunWise uses lightweight hydraulic accumulators to store the energy from braking that is otherwise lost, and converts this energy to help the vehicle accelerate.
The company revised the range of its fiscal 2006 annual earnings guidance provided on January 18, 2006. The following table summarizes the company's earnings guidance, including the loss of 8 cents per diluted share from the divestiture of the Thermoplastics division which was announced last quarter:
Annual EPS Guidance Low High Previous guidance, income from continuing operations, including loss from divestiture $4.97 $5.22 Previous guidance, income from continuing operations, excluding loss from divestiture $5.05 $5.30 Revised guidance, income from continuing operations, including loss from divestiture $5.07 $5.22 Revised guidance, income from continuing operations, excluding loss from divestiture $5.15 $5.30
The company continues to expect total FAS 123R expense for equity-based compensation in fiscal 2006 to be approximately 20 cents per diluted share, which includes the 16 cents per diluted share expense already incurred fiscal year to date.
"Our current results and the positive order trends we've been experiencing give us confidence that we will achieve another record year," concluded Washkewicz. "Our Win Strategy is solidly in place, providing all our operating units with clarity of goals and a strategy that will allow us to achieve them. The goals are clear and achievable -- 10 percent growth, top quartile return on invested capital, and a continuing commitment to premier customer service. We're looking forward to an excellent finish to fiscal 2006 and the continuation of our strong performance over the longer range. With the support of our shareholders, and the talents and customer devotion of our 55,000 Parker employees, we are confident that we can sustain our strong record of creating total shareholder value over the years ahead."
In addition to this information, 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 www.phstock.com.
NOTICE OF CONFERENCE CALL: Parker Hannifin's conference call and slide presentation to discuss its fiscal third-quarter results is available to all interested parties via live webcast today at 10:00 a.m. ET, on the company's investor information web site, www.phstock.com. 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.
With annual sales exceeding $8 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 55,000 people in 46 countries around the world. Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 49 consecutive years, among the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S&P 500 index. For more information, visit the company's web site at www.parker.com, or its investor information site at www.phstock.com.
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 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 and innovation initiatives. A change in economic conditions in individual markets may have a particularly volatile effect on segment results. 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; the company's ability to manage costs related to employee retirement and health care benefits and insurance; and global economic factors, including manufacturing activity, air travel trends, currency exchange rates, difficulties entering new markets and general economic conditions such as inflation and interest rates. The company makes these statements as of the date of this disclosure, and undertakes no obligation to update them.
PARKER HANNIFIN CORPORATION - MARCH 31, 2006 CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF INCOME Three Months Nine Months Ended March 31, Ended March 31, (Unaudited) 2006 2005 2006 2005 (Dollars in thousands except per share amounts) Net sales $2,498,068 $2,112,462 $6,769,156 $5,896,308 Cost of sales 1,952,191 1,688,804 5,313,627 4,683,403 Gross profit 545,877 423,658 1,455,529 1,212,905 Selling, general and administrative expenses 276,700 215,231 759,559 627,483 Interest expense 21,038 17,079 57,096 50,494 Other (income) expense, net (6,929) 2,026 4,242 11,568 Income from continuing operations before income taxes 255,068 189,322 634,632 523,360 Income taxes 77,545 48,676 184,237 146,265 Income from continuing operations 177,523 140,646 450,395 377,095 Discontinued operations (1,276) 28,884 66,185 Net income $177,523 $139,370 $479,279 $443,280 Earnings per share: Basic earnings per share from continuing operations $1.49 $1.18 $3.78 $3.17 Discontinued operations (.01) .25 .56 Basic earnings per share $1.49 $1.17 $4.03 $3.73 Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations $1.46 $1.16 $3.73 $3.13 Discontinued operations (.01) .24 .55 Diluted earnings per share $1.46 $1.15 $3.97 $3.68 Average shares outstanding during period - Basic 119,453,865 119,173,986 119,052,517 118,787,238 Average shares outstanding during period - Diluted 121,180,698 120,769,762 120,647,547 120,534,917 Cash dividends per common share $.23 $.20 $.69 $.58 Note: Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified to conform to the current year presentation. BUSINESS SEGMENT INFORMATION BY INDUSTRY Three Months Nine Months Ended March 31, Ended March 31, (Unaudited) 2006 2005 2006 2005 (Dollars in thousands) Net sales Industrial: North America $1,062,686 $924,975 $2,921,651 $2,576,556 International 774,018 623,343 2,071,308 1,755,537 Aerospace 390,966 337,314 1,085,047 995,409 Climate & Industrial Controls 270,398 226,831 691,150 568,807 Total $2,498,068 $2,112,463 $6,769,156 $5,896,309 Segment operating income Industrial: North America $164,659 $120,133 $432,019 $339,804 International 98,933 63,079 247,442 191,167 Aerospace 54,470 43,945 156,575 144,779 Climate & Industrial Controls 23,752 26,513 52,282 51,241 Total segment operating income $341,814 $253,670 $888,318 $726,991 Corporate general and administrative expenses 36,159 23,395 93,475 79,264 Income from continuing operations before interest expense and other 305,655 230,275 794,843 647,727 Interest expense 21,038 17,079 57,096 50,494 Other expense 29,549 23,874 103,115 73,873 Income from continuing operations before income taxes $255,068 $189,322 $634,632 $523,360 Note: Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified to conform to the current year presentation. CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET (Unaudited) (Dollars in thousands) March 31, 2006 2005 Assets Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $250,740 $104,284 Accounts receivable, net 1,452,783 1,265,734 Inventories 1,137,108 1,051,678 Prepaid expenses 48,505 42,096 Deferred income taxes 111,542 106,506 Total current assets 3,000,678 2,570,298 Plant and equipment, net 1,638,492 1,609,289 Goodwill 2,000,264 1,403,232 Intangible assets, net 442,413 199,349 Other assets 890,670 840,032 Net assets of discontinued operations 95,323 Total assets $7,972,517 $6,717,523 Liabilities and shareholders' equity Current liabilities: Notes payable $365,306 $18,098 Accounts payable 619,558 518,920 Accrued liabilities 626,807 556,004 Accrued domestic and foreign taxes 109,155 118,012 Total current liabilities 1,720,826 1,211,034 Long-term debt 1,054,498 966,814 Pensions and other postretirement benefits 1,066,414 822,124 Deferred income taxes 98,791 73,118 Other liabilities 211,867 183,382 Shareholders' equity 3,820,121 3,461,051 Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $7,972,517 $6,717,523 Note: Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified to conform to the current year presentation. CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS (Unaudited) Nine Months Ended March 31, (Dollars in thousands) 2006 2005 Cash flows from operating activities: Net income $479,279 $443,280 Net (income) from discontinued operations (28,884) (66,185) Depreciation and amortization 209,269 195,762 Stock-based compensation 28,072 Net change in receivables, inventories, and trade payables (105,648) (43,316) Net change in other assets and liabilities 38,925 (4,489) Other, net (1,713) (2,317) Discontinued operations (9,266) (24,336) Net cash provided by operating activities 610,034 498,399 Cash flows from investing activities: Acquisitions (net of cash of $20,846 in 2006 and $4,653 in 2005) (809,566) (530,901) Capital expenditures (152,654) (111,660) Proceeds from sale of businesses 92,715 120,000 Other, net 10,642 27,483 Discontinued operations (100) (2,148) Net cash (used in) investing activities (858,963) (497,226) Cash flows from financing activities: Net proceeds from common share activity 27,517 5,946 Net proceeds from (payments of) debt 217,380 (21,175) Dividends (82,101) (68,880) Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities 162,796 (84,109) Effect of exchange rate changes on cash 793 3,373 Net (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents (85,340) (79,563) Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 336,080 183,847 Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $250,740 $104,284 Note: Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified to conform to the current year presentation.
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