AMETEK Announces First Quarter 2015 Results

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April 29, 2015 at 7:00 AM EDT

AMETEK Announces First Quarter 2015 Results

-- First Quarter Adjusted Earnings per Share up 11% --
-- Reaffirms 2015 Earnings Guidance --

BERWYN, Pa., April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE: AME) today announced its financial results for the three month period ended March 31, 2015. 

AMETEK's first quarter 2015 sales of $984.1 million were up 1% over the same period of 2014.  Excluding realignment costs of $15.9 million, or approximately $0.04 per diluted share, operating income increased 7% to a record $236.8 million, operating margins were up 140 basis points to 24.1%, and diluted earnings per share increased 11% to $0.63 per diluted share from the first quarter 2014.   

"AMETEK achieved solid results to begin the year with outstanding operating performance across the Company and double digit earnings growth.  Since the strong U.S. dollar and sluggish global economy will impact our 2015 sales growth, we have proactively taken actions to properly position AMETEK to deliver earnings in-line with our initial guidance," noted Frank S. Hermance, AMETEK Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. 

On a GAAP basis, operating income in the first quarter was $221.0 million and diluted earnings per share were $0.59.  A reconciliation of reported GAAP results to adjusted results is included in the financial tables accompanying the release.  

Electronic Instruments Group (EIG)
In the first quarter of 2015, EIG sales increased 4% to $593.8 million.  Excluding realignment costs, operating income increased 7% to $160.5 million and operating margins were up 70 basis points to 27.0%.

"EIG had a very good first quarter.  Solid core growth in our Aerospace, Power and Industrial businesses combined with the contributions from recent acquisitions drove the overall sales growth.  Operating performance was very strong, with margins up 70 basis points in the quarter," notes Mr. Hermance.

On a GAAP basis, EIG operating income was $151.2 million in the quarter.

Electromechanical Group (EMG)
For the first quarter of 2015, EMG sales decreased 3% to $390.3 million.  Excluding realignment costs, operating income increased 6% to $88.5 million and operating margins increased 190 basis points to 22.7%. 

"EMG also had a very solid quarter with excellent operating performance.  Organic sales were up on strength in our Precision Motion Control and Engineered Materials, Interconnects and Packaging businesses.  Operating margins were up sharply driven by our continued Operational Excellence initiatives," adds Mr. Hermance.

On a GAAP basis, EMG operating income was $82.0 million in the quarter.

2015 Outlook
"We are confident in our ability to continue to deliver strong earnings growth due to our excellent portfolio of businesses, proven operational capabilities, organic growth investments, and a successful focus on strategic acquisitions," notes Mr. Hermance.

"We now anticipate 2015 sales to be down slightly compared to 2014 due to the impact of foreign currency.  Organic sales are expected to increase low-single digits on a percentage basis over 2014, which is at the low-end of our initial guidance range.  We continue to expect earnings for 2015, excluding first quarter realignment costs, to be in the range of $2.58 to $2.63 per diluted share, up 7% to 9% over 2014 adjusted earnings per share," adds Mr. Hermance.

"Second quarter 2015 sales are expected to be roughly flat with last year's second quarter.  We estimate our earnings in the second quarter to be approximately $0.63 to $0.64 per diluted share, an increase of 3% to 5% over last year's second quarter of $0.61 per diluted share," concludes Mr. Hermance.  

Conference Call
AMETEK will webcast its First Quarter 2015 investor conference call on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, beginning at 8:30 AM ET. The live audio webcast will be available at the Investors section of www.ametek.com and at www.streetevents.com.  The call will also be archived at the Investors section of www.ametek.com.

Corporate Profile
AMETEK is a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electro-mechanical devices with annual sales of $4.0 billion. AMETEK's Corporate Growth Plan is based on Four Key Strategies: Operational Excellence, Strategic Acquisitions, Global & Market Expansion and New Products. AMETEK's objective is double-digit percentage growth in earnings per share over the business cycle and a superior return on total capital. The common stock of AMETEK is a component of the S&P 500 Index.  

Forward-looking Information
Statements in this news release relating to future events, such as AMETEK's expected business and financial performance are "forward-looking statements."  Forward-looking statements are subject to various factors and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ significantly from expectations.  These factors and uncertainties include our ability to consummate and successfully integrate future acquisitions; risks associated with international sales and operations; our ability to successfully develop new products, open new facilities or transfer product lines; the price and availability of raw materials; compliance with government regulations, including environmental regulations; changes in the competitive environment or the effects of competition in our markets; the ability to maintain adequate liquidity and financing sources; and general economic conditions affecting the industries we serve.  A detailed discussion of these and other factors that may affect our future results is contained in AMETEK's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent reports on Form 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K.  AMETEK disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements.

 

(Financial Information Follows)

 

 

AMETEK, Inc.

Consolidated Statement of Income

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)



 Three Months Ended 


 March 31, 


2015


2014

Net sales

$   984,059


$   975,292

Operating expenses:




     Cost of sales, excluding depreciation

635,965


625,170

     Selling, general and administrative

110,884


112,625

     Depreciation

16,258


15,866

          Total operating expenses 

763,107


753,661





Operating income 

220,952


221,631

Other expenses:




     Interest expense

(22,686)


(18,838)

     Other, net

(1,480)


(3,877)

Income before income taxes

196,786


198,916

Provision for income taxes

54,679


58,330





Net income

$   142,107


$   140,586





Diluted earnings per share

$        0.59


$        0.57

Basic earnings per share

$        0.59


$        0.57





Weighted average common shares outstanding:




     Diluted shares

242,797


247,229

     Basic shares

240,947


244,911





Dividends per share

$        0.09


$        0.06

 

AMETEK, Inc.

Information by Business Segment

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)



 Three Months Ended 


 March 31, 


2015


2014

Net sales:




     Electronic Instruments

$   593,798


$   572,394

     Electromechanical

390,261


402,898

          Consolidated net sales

$   984,059


$   975,292





Income:




Segment operating income:




     Electronic Instruments

$   151,217


$   150,319

     Electromechanical

81,964


83,880

          Total segment operating income

233,181


234,199

     Corporate administrative and other expenses

(12,229)


(12,568)

          Consolidated operating income

$   220,952


$   221,631

 

AMETEK, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet

(In thousands)



 March 31, 


 December 31, 


2015


2014


 (Unaudited) 



ASSETS




Current assets:




     Cash and cash equivalents

$     406,587


$     377,615

     Receivables, net

592,301


585,462

     Inventories, net

506,086


495,896

     Other current assets

125,198


119,631

          Total current assets

1,630,172


1,578,604





Property, plant and equipment, net

434,401


448,446

Goodwill

2,566,962


2,614,030

Other intangibles, investments and other assets

1,725,123


1,779,883

          Total assets

$  6,356,658


$  6,420,963





LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY




Current liabilities:




     Short-term borrowings and current portion of long-term debt

$     254,038


$     286,201

     Accounts payable and accruals

665,882


649,943

          Total current liabilities

919,920


936,144





Long-term debt

1,418,638


1,427,825

Deferred income taxes and other long-term liabilities

754,238


817,433

Stockholders' equity

3,263,862


3,239,561

          Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$  6,356,658


$  6,420,963

 

 

AMETEK, Inc.

Reconciliations of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)











Three Months Ended





March 31,





2015


2014









EIG Segment operating income (GAAP)


$   151,217


$  150,319



Realignment costs


9,251


-


Adjusted EIG Segment operating income (Non-GAAP)

$   160,468


$  150,319









EMG Segment operating income (GAAP)


$     81,964


$    83,880



Realignment costs


6,534


-


Adjusted EMG Segment operating income (Non-GAAP)

$     88,498


$    83,880









Operating income (GAAP)


$   220,952


$  221,631



Realignment costs


15,894


-


Adjusted Operating income (Non-GAAP)


$   236,846


$  221,631









Net income (GAAP)


$   142,107


$  140,586



Realignment costs


10,808

(1)

-


Adjusted Net income (Non-GAAP)


$   152,915


$  140,586









(1) Represents adjustments at 32.0% tax rate.













Diluted earnings per share (GAAP)


$        0.59


$        0.57



Realignment costs


0.04


-


Adjusted Diluted earnings per share (Non-GAAP)


$        0.63


$        0.57









EIG Segment operating margin (GAAP)


25.5%


26.3%



Realignment costs


1.5%


0.0%


Adjusted EIG Segment operating margin (Non-GAAP)

27.0%


26.3%









EMG Segment operating margin (GAAP)


21.0%


20.8%



Realignment costs


1.7%


0.0%


Adjusted EMG Segment operating margin (Non-GAAP)

22.7%


20.8%









Operating income margin (GAAP)


22.5%


22.7%



Realignment costs


1.6%


0.0%


Adjusted Operating income margin (Non-GAAP)


24.1%


22.7%




Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information


The Company supplements its consolidated financial statements presented on a U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") basis with certain non‑GAAP financial information to provide investors with greater insight, increased transparency and allow for a more comprehensive understanding of the information used by management in its financial and operational decision-making. Reconciliation of non‑GAAP measures to their most directly comparable GAAP measures are included in the accompanying financial tables. These non‑GAAP financial measures should be considered in addition to, and not as a replacement for, or superior to, the comparable GAAP measure, and may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies.


The Company believes that these measures provide useful information to investors by reflecting additional ways of viewing AMETEK's operations that, when reconciled to the comparable GAAP measure, helps our investors to better understand the long-term profitability trends of our business, and facilitates easier comparisons of our profitability to prior and future periods and to our peers. The items described above have been excluded from this measure because items of this nature and/or size occur with inconsistent frequency, occur for reasons that may be unrelated to AMETEK's commercial performance during the period and/or we believe are not indicative of AMETEK's ongoing operating costs or gains in a given period, which we believe may obscure underlying business trends and make comparisons of long-term performance difficult.

Contact: Kevin Coleman (610) 889-5247

 

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