Nordson Corporation Announces Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Third Quarter and Nine Months Ended July 31, 2015; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Fourth Quarter of 2015
Aug 20 15
Nordson Corporation announced unaudited consolidated earnings results for the third quarter and nine months ended July 31, 2015. For the quarter, the company reported net sales of $462,731,000 compared to $458,550,000 a year ago. This change in sales included a 6% increase in organic volume, a 2% increase related to the first year effect of acquisitions, and a negative 7% impact related to the unfavorable effects of currency translation. Operating profit was $102,850,000 compared to $114,455,000 a year ago. Income before income taxes was $98,459,000 compared to $110,546,000 a year ago. Net income was $69,388,000 compared to $77,879,000 a year ago. Return on average shareholders' equity was 34% compared to 33% a year ago. Diluted earnings per share were $1.14 compared to $1.21 a year ago. Net cash provided by operating activities was $49,858,000 compared to $80,769,000 a year ago. Additions to property, plant and equipment were $12,715,000 compared to $11,442,000 a year ago. Diluted EPS as adjusted (Non-GAAP) was $1.16 compared to $1.20 a year ago. The current quarter's EBITDA was $120 million.
For the nine months, the company reported net sales of $1,242,466,000 compared to $1,235,431,000 a year ago. Operating profit was $242,082,000 compared to $261,148,000 a year ago. Income before income taxes was $228,737,000 compared to $249,846,000 a year ago. Net income was $161,487,000 compared to $174,693,000 a year ago. Return on average shareholders' equity was 25% compared to 25% a year ago. Diluted earnings per share were $2.61 compared to $2.71 a year ago. Net cash provided by operating activities was $167,294,000 compared to $182,958,000 a year ago. Additions to property, plant and equipment were $48,898,000 compared to $27,936,000 a year ago. Diluted EPS as adjusted (Non-GAAP) was $2.63 compared to $2.73 a year ago. Through the first nine months of the year, unfavorable currency effects reduced sales by $83 million, operating margin by 1%, and diluted earnings per share by $0.39, all compared to the prior year.
For the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015, the company is forecasting sales to be in the range of down 3% to down 7% as compared to the fourth quarter a year ago. This range is inclusive of organic volume down 1% to up 3%, 1% growth related to the first year effect of acquisitions, and negative 7% currency translation effect based on the current exchange rate environment. At the midpoint of this outlook, operating margin is expected to be approximately 22%. The company is estimating fourth quarter interest expense of about $4.4 million and an effective tax rate of approximately 30%, resulting in fourth quarter forecasted GAAP diluted earnings per share in the range of $1 to $1.12 per share inclusive of a $0.01 per share charge associated with purchase accounting for acquired inventory.
Nordson Corporation Approves Increased Quarterly Cash Dividend on Common Share, Payable on September 8, 2015
Aug 14 15
Nordson Corporation announced that its board of directors has approved an increase in the company’s quarterly cash dividend to $0.24 per common share from $0.22, an increase of 9%. The dividend is payable on September 8, 2015 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on August 25, 2015 and represents a total distribution to shareholders of approximately $14.4 million.