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AMETEK announces First Quarter 2015 Results

Thursday, Apr 30, 2015
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AMETEK, Inc. 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. 

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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