Genuine Parts Company Reports Fourth Quarter And Full Year Results For 2013 - Record Sales and Earnings for 2013 - PR Newswire ATLANTA, Feb. 18, 2014 ATLANTA, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Genuine Parts Company (NYSE: GPC) reports fourth quarter results and record sales and earnings for the year ended December 31, 2013. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081002/CLTH108LOGO ) Tom Gallagher, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, announced today that sales in 2013 were $14.1 billion, up 8% compared to 2012. Net income for the year was $685 million, an increase of 6% compared to $648 million in 2012. Earnings per share on a diluted basis were $4.40, up 6% compared to $4.14 in 2012. Included in the Company's full year 2013 results are the previously recognized one-time positive purchase accounting adjustments of $33 million, or $0.21 net of taxes on a per share diluted basis. These adjustments are associated with the April 1, 2013 acquisition of GPC Asia Pacific, formerly Exego. Additionally, the Company's pension plan was amended to freeze future benefit accruals for all participants as of December 31, 2013. In connection with this amendment, effective in December 2012, the Company recorded a one-time noncash curtailment gain of $23.5 million, or $0.10 and $0.09 net of taxes on a per share diluted basis for the fourth quarter and full year 2012, respectively. Mr. Gallagher stated, "We are pleased to report that 2013 was another year of record sales and earnings for Genuine Parts Company. Our overall results reflect the good job that was done by the GPC Team in 2013, despite the challenging market conditions that were experienced by our non-automotive business segments. We further strengthened our financial condition with increased net income and a continued emphasis on effectively managing the balance sheet. Our progress in these areas produced record cash flows for us in 2013, with cash from operations at $1.1 billion and free cash flow of approximately $600 million." Mr. Gallagher added, "The Company's revenue growth in 2013 was driven by an 18.5% Automotive sales increase, offset by a combined 1% sales decrease for our non-automotive businesses. Acquisitions for the Automotive Group drove the high-teen revenue growth, while our underlying sales were up approximately 4% for the year. Our strongest sales results came from our commercial business and, in particular, solid results in NAPA AutoCare and Major Accounts, our two primary commercial initiatives. Sales at Motion Industries, our Industrial Group, were down slightly for the year, our Electrical/Electronic Group was down 2% and our Office Group sales were down 3% in 2013. Weak demand patterns challenged these three industries throughout the year." Fourth Quarter 2013 Sales increased 13% to $3.5 billion in the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2013, compared to sales of $3.1 billion for the same period in 2012. Net income in the fourth quarter was $150 million, or $0.97 per share on a diluted basis, compared to $160 million, or $1.03 per diluted share, in 2012. The 2012 results include the $23.5 million one-time pension gain, or $0.10 per diluted share, previously disclosed. Excluding the gain, diluted earnings per share in the fourth quarter of 2013 were up 4% from 2012. In reviewing the quarter, Mr. Gallagher commented, "Revenue growth in the fourth quarter proved to be the strongest of the year, with acquisitions contributing 10% to our sales growth and our underlying sales were up 4%, which was offset by a 1% currency headwind. Automotive sales were up 25% in the quarter, including 7% underlying growth, offset by a 1% negative translation effect. Industrial Group sales were up 3% and sales for the Electrical/Electronic Group increased by 6%, which includes a 10% contribution from acquisitions. Sales for the Office business were down 4%." Mr. Gallagher concluded, "We faced a number of challenges in each of our four business segments in 2013 and, as previously stated, our Automotive business fared the best with their 18.5% sales increase. In all four businesses, key decisions were made and actions taken that position each segment for solid performances in the year ahead, and we look forward to reporting on our progress. We remain committed to our core objectives of growing sales and earnings, showing continued operating margin improvement, generating solid cash flows and maintaining a strong balance sheet. Further progress in each of these areas will keep the Company moving ahead and help to ensure another successful year in 2014." Conference Call Genuine Parts Company will hold a conference call today at 11:00 a.m. EST to discuss the results of the quarter, the year and the future outlook. Interested parties may listen to the call on the Company's website, www.genpt.com, by clicking "Investor Services", or by dialing 877-331-5106, conference ID 39491974. A replay will also be available on the Company's website or at 855-859-2056, conference ID 39491974, two hours after the completion of the call until 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time on March 5, 2014. Forward Looking Statements Some statements in this report, as well as in other materials we file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)or otherwise release to the public and in materials that we make available on our website, constitute forward-looking statements that are subject to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Senior officers may also make verbal statements to analysts, investors, the media and others that are forward-looking. Forward-looking statements may relate, for example, to future operations, prospects, strategies, financial condition, economic performance (including growth and earnings), industry conditions and demand for our products and services. The Company cautions that its forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, and while we believe that our expectations for the future are reasonable in view of currently available information, you are cautioned not to place undue reliance on our forward-looking statements. Actual results or events may differ materially from those indicated as a result of various important factors. Such factors may include, among other things, slowing demand for the Company's products, changes in general economic conditions, including, unemployment, inflation or deflation, high energy costs, uncertain credit markets and other macro-economic conditions, the ability to maintain favorable vendor arrangements and relationships, disruptions in our vendors' operations, competitive product, service and pricing pressures, the Company's ability to successfully implement its business initiatives in each of its four business segments, the Company's ability to successfully integrate its acquired businesses, including GPC Asia Pacific, the uncertainties and costs of litigation, as well as other risks and uncertainties discussed in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for 2012 and from time to time in the Company's subsequent filings with the SEC. Forward-looking statements are only as of the date they are made, and the Company undertakes no duty to update its forward-looking statements except as required by law. You are advised, however, to review any further disclosures we make on related subjects in our subsequent Forms 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K and other reports to the SEC. About Genuine Parts Company Genuine Parts Company is a distributor of automotive replacement parts in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Australasia. The Company also distributes industrial replacement parts in the U.S., Canada and Mexico through its Motion Industries subsidiary. S. P. Richards Company, the Office Products Group, distributes business products nationwide in the U.S. and Canada. The Electrical/Electronic Group, EIS, Inc., distributes electrical and electronic components throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico. GENUINE PARTS COMPANY and SUBSIDIARIES CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME Three Months Ended Dec. 31, Year Ended Dec. 31, 2013 2012 2013 2012 (in thousands, except per share data) Net sales $3,517,801 $3,118,966 $14,077,843 $13,013,868 Cost of goods sold 2,425,660 2,208,308 9,857,923 9,235,777 Gross profit 1,092,141 910,658 4,219,920 3,778,091 Operating expenses: Selling, administrative & other 820,563 633,678 3,041,659 2,660,776 expenses Depreciation and 35,885 25,054 133,957 98,383 amortization 856,448 658,732 3,175,616 2,759,159 Income before income 235,693 251,926 1,044,304 1,018,932 taxes Income taxes 85,226 91,701 359,345 370,891 Net income $ 150,467 $ 160,225 $ 684,959 $ 648,041 Basic net income per $0.98 $1.03 $4.43 $4.17 common share Diluted net income per $0.97 $1.03 $4.40 $4.14 common share Weighted average common shares 154,047 154,952 154,636 155,413 outstanding Dilutive effect of stock options and non-vested restricted stock 1,075 943 1,078 1,007 awards Weighted average common shares outstanding – assuming dilution 155,122 155,895 155,714 156,420 GENUINE PARTS COMPANY and SUBSIDIARIES SEGMENT INFORMATION AND FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS Three Months Ended Dec. Year Ended Dec. 31, 31, 2013 2012 2013 2012 (in thousands) Net sales: Automotive $1,916,771 $1,531,624 $ 7,489,186 $ 6,320,882 Industrial 1,085,555 1,054,773 4,429,976 4,453,574 Office Products 385,761 402,942 1,638,618 1,686,690 Electrical/Electronic 143,899 135,387 568,872 582,820 Materials Other (1) (14,185) (5,760) (48,809) (30,098) Total net $3,517,801 $3,118,966 $14,077,843 $13,013,868 sales Operating profit: Automotive $ 153,901 $ 122,491 $ $ 540,678 641,492 Industrial 73,338 78,117 320,720 352,119 Office Products 31,438 36,373 122,492 134,441 Electrical/Electronic 12,287 12,456 47,584 50,910 Materials Total operating 270,964 249,437 1,132,288 1,078,148 profit Interest expense, (6,094) (4,914) (24,330) (19,619) net Intangible (8,500) (3,811) (28,987) (12,991) amortization Other, net (20,677) 11,214 (34,667) (26,606) Income before $ 235,693 $ 251,926 $ 1,044,304 $ 1,018,932 income taxes Capital expenditures $ 39,917 $ 30,360 $ $ 101,987 124,063 Depreciation and $ 35,885 $ 25,054 $ $ amortization 133,957 98,383 (1) Represents the net effect of discounts, incentives and freight billed reported as a component of net sales GENUINE PARTS COMPANY and SUBSIDIARIES CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS Dec. 31, Dec. 31, 2013 2012 (in thousands) ASSETS CURRENT ASSETS Cash and cash equivalents $ 196,893 $ 403,095 Trade accounts receivable, net 1,664,819 1,490,028 Merchandise inventories, net 2,946,021 2,602,560 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 413,758 324,448 TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS 5,221,491 4,820,131 Goodwill and other intangible assets, less accumulated 1,289,356 497,839 amortization Deferred tax assets 97,555 279,463 Other assets 401,834 643,263 Net property, plant and equipment 670,061 566,365 TOTAL ASSETS $7,680,297 $6,807,061 LIABILITIES AND EQUITY CURRENT LIABILITIES Trade accounts payable $2,269,671 $1,681,900 Current portion of debt 264,658 250,000 Income taxes payable 9,237 4,354 Dividends payable 82,746 76,641 Other current liabilities 556,732 474,743 TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES 3,183,044 2,487,638 Long-term debt 500,000 250,000 Retirement and other post-retirement benefit 140,171 572,988 liabilities Deferred tax liabilities 83,316 – Other long-term liabilities 414,998 488,256 Common stock 153,773 154,841 Retained earnings and other 3,592,956 3,344,538 Accumulated other comprehensive loss (397,655) (501,492) TOTAL PARENT EQUITY 3,349,074 2,997,887 Noncontrolling interests in subsidiaries 9,694 10,292 TOTAL EQUITY 3,358,768 3,008,179 TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY $7,680,297 $6,807,061 GENUINE PARTS COMPANY and SUBSIDIARIES CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS Year Ended Dec. 31, 2013 2012 (in thousands) OPERATING ACTIVITIES: Net income $684,959 $648,041 Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities: Depreciation and amortization 133,957 98,383 Share-based compensation 12,648 10,747 Excess tax benefits from share-based compensation (12,905) (11,018) Gain on GPC Asia Pacific equity investment (59,000) – Other (26,351) 10,808 Changes in operating assets and liabilities 323,423 149,477 NET CASH PROVIDED BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES 1,056,731 906,438 INVESTING ACTIVITIES: Purchases of property, plant and equipment (124,063) (101,987) Acquisitions and other investing activities (701,516) (549,880) NET CASH USED IN INVESTING ACTIVITIES (825,579) (651,867) FINANCING ACTIVITIES: Proceeds from debt 3,019,931 750,000 Payments on debt (2,995,335) (750,000) Share-based awards exercised, net of taxes paid (15,728) (7,043) Excess tax benefits from share-based compensation 12,905 11,018 Dividends paid (326,217) (300,983) Purchase of stock (120,673) (81,826) NET CASH USED IN FINANCING ACTIVITIES (425,117) (378,834) EFFECT OF EXCHANGE RATE CHANGES ON CASH (12,237) 2,304 NET DECREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS (206,202) (121,959) CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT BEGINNING OF YEAR 403,095 525,054 CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT END OF YEAR $196,893 $403,095 SOURCE Genuine Parts Company Website: http://www.genpt.com Contact: Carol B. Yancey, Executive Vice President and CFO - (770) 612-2044, Sidney G. Jones, Vice President - Investor Relations - (770) 818-4628
Genuine Parts Company Reports Fourth Quarter And Full Year Results For 2013
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