Emerson Reports First Quarter 2014 Results *Sales of $5.6 billion increased 1 percent, with underlying sales up 3 percent *Emerging markets grew 7 percent, with strength across all business segments *Earnings per share of $0.65 increased 5 percent, or $0.67 excluding $0.02 of acquisition costs Business Wire ST. LOUIS -- February 4, 2014 Emerson (NYSE: EMR) today announced that net sales for the first quarter ended December 31, 2013 increased 1 percent. Underlying sales grew 3 percent, as divestitures deducted 3 percent and acquisitions added 1 percent. Global market conditions reflected slowly improving business investment with mixed demand among industries, as the U.S. grew 3 percent, Asia grew 10 percent, and Europe was flat. Strong emerging market growth was led by a 14 percent increase in China. "Growth was consistent with the modest pace of orders improvement we have seen over the last quarter, which unfolded consistent with expectations," said Chairman and Chief Executive Officer David N. Farr. "Although uneven across markets, overall global demand reflects slowly improving business confidence and macroeconomic momentum, particularly in Europe. We continue to see encouraging progress on strategic growth initiatives – especially in emerging markets – with promising opportunities for further investment." Profitability remained strong, with gains in gross profit and business segment margin contributing to earnings per share of $0.65, an increase of 5 percent from the prior year. Excluding $21 million in corporate expense related to the previously announced Virgo and Enardo acquisitions, earnings per share increased 8 percent to $0.67. Corporate expense also reflected $30 million in pretax expense related to accelerated charitable contributions, which resulted in tax benefits sufficient to substantially offset the impact. Operating cash flow of $691 million, up 8 percent, provided a solid start to cash generation for the year. Capital deployment in the quarter focused on strategic acquisitions, with $576 million invested in the previously mentioned transactions, and the purchase of the minority interest in Appleton Group for $574 million, which closed early in the second quarter, for a total of $1.2 billion of acquisition spending year to date. "We executed on several important portfolio management priorities in the quarter, including closing the embedded computing and power divestiture, strengthening Process Management through the Virgo and Enardo acquisitions, and assuming full ownership of Appleton Group, previously the EGS Electrical joint venture with SPX," Farr said. "These changes support our ongoing efforts to enhance the underlying growth profile of Emerson. We are already gaining traction with the strategic opportunities to generate sales synergies with these businesses." Business Segment Highlights Process Management net sales grew 8 percent, supported by continued strength in global energy and chemical markets. Underlying sales increased 5 percent, led by near double-digit gains in the systems and solutions business, with acquisitions contributing 3 percent. Growth resumed in the U.S., with sales up 6 percent, and Asia increased 14 percent, led by robust growth in China across the segment. Strong project execution in the North Sea region drove 3 percent growth in Europe. Segment margin expanded 70 basis points to 18.3 percent. Process automation markets continue to support elevated investment levels with a robust project pipeline, particularly in North America. Industrial Automation net sales increased 1 percent due to a 1 percent contribution from currency translation. Underlying sales were unchanged from the prior year, with the U.S. flat, Asia up 9 percent, and Europe down 5 percent, as recovery continued at a slow and uneven pace for industrial goods. Growth in the fluid automation, motors and drives, electrical distribution, and materials joining businesses was offset by weak demand in power transmission markets. The power generating alternators business was flat, reflecting stabilized but still sluggish demand after protracted declines. Segment margin decreased slightly to 14.1 percent. Global industrial goods markets are expected to trend with the slowly recovering macroeconomic environment, supporting a modest growth outlook. Network Power net sales decreased 11 percent and underlying sales grew 2 percent, which excludes a 12 percent deduction for the embedded computing and power divestiture (closed at the end of November) and a 1 percent deduction for currency translation. Underlying sales in the U.S. and Asia increased 2 percent and Europe was up slightly, led by robust growth in global telecommunications infrastructure markets. Demand was mixed for data center technologies, as strength in Europe was offset by slow market conditions in Asia and the Americas. Segment margin declined to 6.4 percent, primarily due to a one-time R&D credit in the prior year. Market conditions are expected to be favorable in the near term, supported by recovery in Europe and momentum in Asia. Climate Technologies net and underlying sales grew 5 percent, led by strong demand in the transportation refrigeration business and supported by stable conditions in air conditioning markets. U.S. sales declined slightly, with double-digit increase in temperature controls sales, continued weakness in the field service business, and flat demand in the air conditioning business after mid-teens growth in the prior year. Asia increased 13 percent, as growth in China exceeded 20 percent, with strength in the air conditioning and refrigeration businesses. Europe grew 5 percent, led by the refrigeration market recovery. Segment margin improved 20 basis points to 13.6 percent. Orders growth of 8 percent in the quarter supports the outlook for continued moderate growth in global markets, led by strength in Asia and Europe. Commercial & Residential Solutions net and underlying sales increased 3 percent, with the U.S. up 2 percent and international sales up 6 percent. Growth was led by the professional tools, food waste disposers, and storage businesses. Segment margin remained strong at 21.4 percent. Market conditions are expected to remain solid in the near term, as U.S. residential momentum continues. 2014 Outlook Underlying orders growth has been between 3 and 4 percent for several months, reflecting a slowly improving but uncertain macroeconomic environment. Emerson's outlook for 2014 is unchanged, with underlying sales growth of 3 to 5 percent and net sales of (1) to 1 percent, reflecting acquisitions, divestitures, and currency translation. Margin is expected to improve approximately half a percent, as benefits from portfolio changes and volume leverage are partially offset by accelerated strategic investments. Excluding impairments and repatriation charges in the prior year, earnings per share are expected to increase 4 to 7 percent, or 33 to 38 percent on a reported basis. Upcoming Investor Events Today at 2 p.m. ET, Emerson management will discuss the first quarter results during a conference call. Access to a live webcast of the discussion will be available at www.emerson.com/financial at the time of the call. A replay of the conference call will remain available for approximately three months. On Thursday, February 13, 2014, Emerson will host its annual investor conference in Boston from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 12:30 p.m. ET. Access to a live webcast of the presentation will be available at www.emerson.com/financial at the time of the event. A replay of the conference will remain available for approximately three months. Forward-Looking and Cautionary Statements Statements in this press release that are not strictly historical may be “forward-looking” statements, which involve risks and uncertainties, and Emerson undertakes no obligation to update any such statements to reflect later developments. These risks and uncertainties include economic and currency conditions, market demand, pricing, protection of intellectual property, and competitive and technological factors, among others, as set forth in the Company's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent reports filed with the SEC. Table 1 EMERSON AND SUBSIDIARIES CONSOLIDATED OPERATING RESULTS (AMOUNTS IN MILLIONS EXCEPT PER SHARE, UNAUDITED) Quarter Ended December 31 Percent 2012 2013 Change Net sales $ 5,553 $ 5,606 1 % Costs and expenses: Cost of sales 3,346 3,370 SG&A expenses 1,394 1,444 Other deductions, net 86 95 Interest expense, net 54 54 Earnings before income taxes 673 643 (4 )% Income taxes 207 166 Net earnings 466 477 2 % Less: Noncontrolling interests in 12 15 earnings of subsidiaries Net earnings common shareholders $ 454 $ 462 2 % Diluted avg. shares outstanding 726.9 708.1 Diluted earnings per common share $ 0.62 $ 0.65 5 % Quarter Ended December 31, 2012 2013 Other deductions, net Amortization of intangibles $ 59 $ 57 Rationalization of operations 16 13 Other 11 25 Total $ 86 $ 95 Table 2 EMERSON AND SUBSIDIARIES CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (DOLLARS IN MILLIONS, UNAUDITED) Quarter Ended December 31, 2012 2013 Assets Cash and equivalents $ 2,527 $ 2,737 Receivables, net 4,556 4,429 Inventories 2,308 2,162 Other current assets 695 671 Total current assets 10,086 9,999 Property, plant & equipment, net 3,503 3,639 Goodwill 8,068 7,871 Other intangible assets 1,798 1,839 Other 316 776 Total assets $ 23,771 $ 24,124 Liabilities and equity Short-term borrowings and current maturities of $ 1,912 $ 1,958 long-term debt Accounts payables 2,431 2,425 Accrued expenses 2,648 2,526 Income taxes 212 199 Total current liabilities 7,203 7,108 Long-term debt 3,542 3,834 Other liabilities 2,408 2,299 Total equity 10,618 10,883 Total liabilities and equity $ 23,771 $ 24,124 Table 3 EMERSON AND SUBSIDIARIES CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS (DOLLARS IN MILLIONS, UNAUDITED) Quarter Ended December 31, 2012 2013 Operating activities Net earnings $ 466 $ 477 Depreciation and 206 209 amortization Changes in operating (119 ) (54 ) working capital Other, net 86 59 Net cash provided by 639 691 operating activities Investing activities Capital expenditures (200 ) (236 ) Purchase of businesses, net of cash and equivalents — (576 ) acquired Divestiture of businesses 3 268 Other, net (22 ) (11 ) Net cash used by investing (219 ) (555 ) activities Financing activities Net increase in short-term 424 387 borrowings Principal payments on (264 ) (314 ) long-term debt Dividends paid (297 ) (304 ) Purchases of treasury stock (113 ) (390 ) Other, net (8 ) (54 ) Net cash used by financing (258 ) (675 ) activities Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and (2 ) 1 equivalents Increase (decrease) in cash 160 (538 ) and equivalents Beginning cash and 2,367 3,275 equivalents Ending cash and equivalents $ 2,527 $ 2,737 Note: First quarter 2013 capital expenditures and operating cash flow were increased $85 million by an adjustment to reflect capital expenditures on a cash basis. The totals reported for fiscal year 2013 will be unchanged. Table 4 EMERSON AND SUBSIDIARIES SEGMENT SALES AND EARNINGS (DOLLARS IN MILLIONS, UNAUDITED) Quarter Ended December 31, 2012 2013 Sales Process Management $ 1,896 $ 2,041 Industrial Automation 1,137 1,149 Network Power 1,459 1,303 Climate Technologies 752 786 Commercial & Residential Solutions 453 466 5,697 5,745 Eliminations (144 ) (139 ) Net sales $ 5,553 $ 5,606 Earnings Process Management $ 333 $ 373 Industrial Automation 164 162 Network Power 105 83 Climate Technologies 101 107 Commercial & Residential Solutions 97 100 800 825 Differences in accounting methods 50 57 Corporate and other (123 ) (185 ) Interest expense, net (54 ) (54 ) Earnings before income taxes $ 673 $ 643 Rationalization of operations Process Management $ 3 $ 3 Industrial Automation 5 2 Network Power 4 4 Climate Technologies 1 3 Commercial & Residential Solutions 3 1 Total $ 16 $ 13 Table 5 Reconciliations of Non-GAAP Financial Measures The following reconciles non-GAAP measures (denoted by *) with the most directly comparable GAAP measure (dollars in millions, except per share amounts): Sales growth 2014E Underlying* 3-5% Acq./Div./FX (4)% Net (1)-1% Earnings per share Q1 2013 Q1 2014 Change Earnings per share $ 0.62 $ 0.65 5% Acquisition costs — 0.02 3% Earnings per share excl. $ 0.62 $ 0.67 8% acq. costs Earnings per share 2013 2014E Change Earnings per share $ 2.76 $ 3.68-3.80 33-38% Goodwill impairment and tax 0.78 — ~30% charges Earnings per share excl. $ 3.54 $ 3.68-3.80 4-7% charges* Contact: For Emerson Mark Polzin, 314-982-1758
Emerson Reports First Quarter 2014 Results
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