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 Curtiss-Wright Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2016 Financial Results and Issues 2017 Guidance
   Wednesday, February 15, 2017 4:15:11 PM ET

Curtiss-Wright Corporation (CW ) reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full-year ended December 31, 2016.

Fourth Quarter 2016 Highlights

-- Earnings per diluted share of $1.58;

-- Free cash flow of $135 million, resulting in free cash flow conversion of 192%, as defined herein;

-- Net sales of $566 million;

-- Operating income of $106 million, down 2% as compared with the prior year, or up 20% as compared with 2015 pro forma results, as defined herein;

-- Operating margin of 18.8%, up 40 basis points as compared with the prior year, or up 320 basis points as compared with 2015 pro forma results, as defined herein; and



-- Share repurchase of approximately $25 million.

Full-Year 2016 Highlights

-- Earnings per diluted share of $4.20;

-- Free cash flow of $376 million, resulting in free cash flow conversion of 199%, as defined herein;

-- Net sales of $2.11 billion;

-- Operating income of $308 million, down 1% as compared with the prior year, or up 6% as compared with 2015 pro forma results, as defined herein;

-- Operating margin of 14.6%, up 50 basis points as compared with the prior year, or up 130 basis points as compared with 2015 pro forma results, as defined herein;

-- Backlog of $2.0 billion increased 1% from December 31, 2015; and

-- Share repurchase of approximately $100 million or 1.2 million shares.

"We concluded the year with a solid fourth quarter performance, reporting a 20% increase in operating income on essentially flat sales, when compared with our 2015 pro forma results," said David C. Adams, Chairman and CEO of Curtiss-Wright Corporation. "Further, we produced very strong free cash flow driven by a significant reduction in working capital, and robust operating margin of 18.8% that was driven by increased profitability on our defense electronics products, solid margins on the AP1000 program, and the benefit of our ongoing margin improvement initiatives."

"We continue to deliver on our long-term strategy of delivering solid operating margin expansion and free cash flow generation. Full-year 2016 operating margin of 14.6% represents an increase of 130 basis points, when compared with our 2015 pro forma results, demonstrating the benefits of our ongoing margin improvement initiatives, particularly our segment consolidation activities, as well as the strong profitability associated with the AP1000 program. As a result of this excellent performance, we achieved our target to reach the top quartile of our peer group for operating margin expansion. In addition, we significantly exceeded expectations with a record $376 million in free cash flow in 2016, as we efficiently reduced working capital and produced strong free cash flow during the fourth quarter."

"For 2017, we expect an improved sales performance, led by continued solid growth in our defense markets supplemented by the benefit of our recent acquisition of Teletronics Technology Corporation (TTC), partially offset by ongoing industry challenges impacting several of our commercial markets. We remain extremely focused on driving increased operational efficiencies to help mitigate top-line headwinds, while also continuing to invest in our future growth, as we continue our drive for top-quartile financial performance to generate significant value for our shareholders."

Fourth Quarter 2016 Operating Results from Continuing Operations

(In thousands)             4Q-2016         4Q-2015     Chg vs. 2015     Chg vs. 2015
                                                                                                                                                                                                Reported                                             Pro Forma*
                                                                                ----------                                            ----------                                            ------------                                           ------------
Sales                                                                             $ 565,566                                             $ 588,755                                                   (4%)                                                   Flat
Operating income                                                                    106,173                                               108,527                                                   (2%)                                                    20%
Operating margin                                                                     18.8 %                                                 18.4%                                                 40 bps                                                320 bps
 

*2015 Pro Forma results exclude the one-time China AP1000 fee of $20 million recognized as revenue and operating income in the fourth quarter of 2015. This affected the Power segment and total Curtiss-Wright.

Sales

Sales of $566 million in the fourth quarter decreased $23 million, or 4%, compared with the prior year, primarily reflecting a $17 million, or 3%, decrease in organic sales, as well as $6 million, or 1%, in unfavorable foreign currency translation. These results primarily reflect the timing of AP1000 revenue in the Power segment, as the prior year period included the aforementioned one-time AP1000 fee. Elsewhere, continued lower demand in the energy sector within the Commercial/Industrial segment was partially offset by higher aerospace and ground defense sales in the Defense segment.

Meanwhile, excluding the aforementioned one-time AP1000 fee, fourth quarter 2016 sales were essentially flat compared with 2015 pro forma results.

From an end market perspective, sales to the defense markets increased 4%, while sales to the commercial markets decreased 8%, compared with the prior year. Please refer to the accompanying tables for a breakdown of sales by end market.

Operating Income

Operating income in the fourth quarter was $106 million, a decrease of $2 million, or 2%, compared with the prior year. These results reflect lower operating income on the AP1000 program in the Power segment, partially offset by improved efficiency in the Commercial/Industrial segment, despite lower sales, and higher profitability on our electronics products in the Defense segment.

Operating margin was 18.8%, an increase of 40 basis points over the prior year, reflecting the benefits of our ongoing margin improvement initiatives, despite lower sales.

Excluding the aforementioned one-time AP1000 fee, fourth quarter 2016 operating income increased 20%, while operating margin improved 320 basis points to 18.8%, compared with 2015 pro forma results.

Non-segment Expense

Non-segment expenses increased by $2 million compared with the prior year, principally due to higher corporate expenses.

Net Earnings

Fourth quarter net earnings were flat compared with the prior year, as lower operating income and higher interest expense were mainly offset by lower taxes. Our effective tax rate for the current quarter was 26.3%, a decrease from 28.8% in the prior year, principally driven by reduction of unrecognized tax benefits and a reversal of certain valuation allowances offset by lower research and development credits.

Free Cash Flow

(In thousands)                                                          4Q-2016                             4Q-2015
                                                                                                         --------------------------------                                          --------------------------------
Net cash provided by operating activities                                                                                   $ 155,985                                                                 $ 167,170
Capital expenditures                                                                                       (20,649 )                                              (11,664 )
                                                                                                         -------------------- ------- --                                           -------------------- ------- --
Free cash flow                                                                                                              $ 135,336                                                                 $ 155,506
 

Free cash flow, defined as cash flow from operations less capital expenditures, was $135 million for the fourth quarter of 2016, a decrease of $20 million compared with the prior year. Net cash provided by operating activities decreased $11 million to $156 million, primarily due to higher tax payments, partially offset by improved working capital. Capital expenditures increased by $9 million to $21 million, due to increased investment in a facility expansion in the Commercial/Industrial segment.

New Orders and Backlog

New orders of $497 million in the fourth quarter decreased 47% as the prior year period included the receipt of a significant AP1000 order within the Power segment. Excluding that impact, new orders increased 5% compared with the prior year. Backlog of $2.0 billion increased 1% from December 31, 2015, primarily due to growth in the naval defense businesses.

Other Items - Share Repurchase

During the fourth quarter, the Company repurchased 265,900 shares of its common stock for approximately $25 million. For full-year 2016, the Company repurchased 1.2 million shares of its common stock for approximately $100 million.

Full-Year 2017 Guidance

The Company is issuing its full-year 2017 financial guidance as follows:

                                                       2017 Guidance
                                                                                                                                           2016 Reported                                                                                           (Including TTC)
                                                                                                                                    -------------------                                                                                      ---------------------
Total sales                                                                                                                                $2.11 billion                                                                                     $2.17 - $2.21 billion
Operating income                                                                                                                            $308 million                                                                                       $316 - $325 million
Operating margin                                                                                                                                   14.6%                                                                                             14.6% - 14.7%
Interest expense                                                                                                                             $41 million                                                                                         $40 - $41 million
Diluted earnings per share                                                                                                                         $4.20                                                                                             $4.30 - $4.40
Diluted shares outstanding                                                                                                                  45.0 million                                                                                              44.9 million
Free cash flow                                                                                                                              $376 million                                                                                       $260 - $280 million
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Notes:

-- Full-year 2017 guidance includes the acquisition of TTC, which adds $65 million in sales to the Defense segment, and is breakeven on operating income and earnings per share, including purchase accounting costs.

-- A more detailed breakdown of the Company’s 2017 guidance by segment and by market can be found in the accompanying schedules.

Fourth Quarter 2016 Segment Performance

Commercial/Industrial

(In thousands)               4Q-2016         4Q-2015      Change
                                                                                                     ------------                                          ------------                                          -------
Sales                                                                                                  $ 278,346                                             $ 289,882                                              (4%)
Operating income                                                                                          48,474                                                42,724                                               13%
Operating margin                                                                                           17.4%                                                 14.7%                                           270 bps
 

Sales for the fourth quarter were $278 million, a decrease of $12 million, or 4%, over the prior year. Organic sales decreased 2%, excluding $5 million in unfavorable foreign currency translation. In the general industrial market, we experienced continued lower sales of severe-service valves serving the energy markets. We also experienced declines in the commercial aerospace market, primarily due to reduced sales of surface treatment services as well as lower sales to Boeing. In the naval defense market, we experienced higher valve revenues supporting the initial ramp-up on the new CVN-80 aircraft carrier program.

Operating income in the fourth quarter was $49 million, up 13% from the prior year, while operating margin improved 270 basis points to 17.4%. The increase in operating income and margin primarily reflects higher sales and improved profitability for industrial vehicle products driven by our ongoing margin improvement initiatives. We also experienced higher profitability for sensors and controls products, despite lower sales, due to ongoing margin improvement initiatives. This performance was partially offset by lower profitability for surface treatment services, based on lower sales. In addition, favorable foreign currency translation added $1 million to current quarter operating income.

Defense

(In thousands)               4Q-2016         4Q-2015      Change
                                                                                                     ------------                                          ------------                                          -------
Sales                                                                                                  $ 133,353                                             $ 126,818                                                5%
Operating income                                                                                          34,015                                                31,000                                               10%
Operating margin                                                                                           25.5%                                                 24.4%                                           110 bps
 

Sales for the fourth quarter were $133 million, an increase of $7 million, or 5%, from the prior year. Organic sales increased 6% from the prior year, excluding approximately $1 million in unfavorable foreign currency translation. In the aerospace defense market, we experienced higher sales of embedded computing products on various helicopter and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) programs. In the ground defense market, our results reflect higher sales of our turret drive stabilization systems for armored tanks to international customers. These increases were partially offset by lower naval defense market sales of helicopter handling systems on the DDG-51 program.

Operating income in the fourth quarter was $34 million, an increase of $3 million, or 10%, compared with the prior year, while operating margin increased 110 basis points to 25.5%. These improvements in operating income and margin were driven primarily by higher sales and favorable mix for our defense electronics products, as well as the benefits of our ongoing margin improvement initiatives. Favorable foreign currency translation added approximately $1 million to current quarter operating income.

Power

(In thousands)               4Q-2016         4Q-2015        Change
                                                                                                     ------------                                          ------------                                          ---------
Sales                                                                                                  $ 153,867                                             $ 172,055                                               (11%)
Operating income                                                                                          31,600                                                40,476                                               (22%)
Operating margin                                                                                           20.5%                                                 23.5%                                           (300 bps)
 

Sales for the fourth quarter were $154 million, a decrease of $18 million, or 11%, from the prior year. These results primarily reflect the timing of AP1000 revenue within the power generation market, as the prior year period included the aforementioned one-time AP1000 fee. Excluding that impact, sales were up 1% compared with 2015 pro forma results, as higher AP1000 production revenues mainly offset lower aftermarket sales supporting currently operating nuclear reactors. Naval defense market sales were flat, as higher revenues for pumps and generators, most notably supporting the ramp-up on the new Ohio-class replacement submarine program, were offset by lower revenues on the CVN-79 aircraft carrier program as production is nearing completion, and the Virginia-class submarine program, based on the timing of production.

Operating income in the fourth quarter was $32 million, a decrease of $9 million, or 22%, compared with the prior year, while operating margin decreased 300 basis points to 20.5%. These results primarily reflect lower profitability on the AP1000 program, as the prior year period included the aforementioned one-time AP1000 fee. Excluding that impact, operating income increased 54%, while operating margin improved 700 basis points to 20.5%, compared with 2015 pro forma results. This performance was primarily driven by higher AP1000 production volumes, as well as improved profitability in the aftermarket power generation business, despite relatively flat sales.

Conference Call & Webcast Information

The Company will host a conference call to discuss fourth quarter and full-year 2016 financial results and expectations for 2017 guidance at 9:00 a.m. EST on Thursday, February 16, 2017. A live webcast of the call and the accompanying financial presentation will be made available on the internet by visiting the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website at www.curtisswright.com.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     CURTISS-WRIGHT CORPORATION and SUBSIDIARIES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS (UNAUDITED)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Three Months Ended                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Year Ended
                                                                                                                                                                December 31,                                                                                                                                    Change                                                                                                                                      December 31,                                                                                                                                             Change
                                                                                                                             2016                                                                          2015                                                                            $                        %                                                             2016                                                                            2015                                                                             $                               %
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Product sales                                                                                                     $ 470,211                                                                     $ 483,512                                                                     $ (13,301 )                                                               (3%)                                                $ 1,714,358                                                                     $ 1,796,802                                                                     $ (82,444 )                                                                              (5%)
Service sales                                                                                                        95,355                                                    105,243                                                     (9,888 )                                                               (9%)                                                    394,573                                                      408,881                                                    (14,308 )                                                                              (3%)
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Total net sales                                                                                                     565,566                                                                       588,755                                                                       (23,189 )                                                               (4%)                                                  2,108,931                                                                       2,205,683                                                                       (96,752 )                                                                              (4%)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
Cost of product sales                                                                                               294,195                                                                       291,895                                                                         2,300                                                                   1%                                                  1,100,287                                                                       1,156,596                                                                       (56,309 )                                                                              (5%)
Cost of service sales                                                                                                62,646                                                     72,546                                                     (9,900 )                                                              (14%)                                                    258,161                                                      265,832                                                     (7,671 )                                                                              (3%)
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Total cost of sales                                                                                                 356,841                                                                       364,441                                                                        (7,600 )                                                               (2%)                                                  1,358,448                                                                       1,422,428                                                                       (63,980 )                                                                              (4%)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
   Gross profit                                                                                                     208,725                                                                       224,314                                                                       (15,589 )                                                               (7%)                                                    750,483                                                                         783,255                                                                       (32,772 )                                                                              (4%)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
Research and development expenses                                                                                    14,125                                                                        15,204                                                                        (1,079 )                                                               (7%)                                                     58,592                                                                          60,837                                                                        (2,245 )                                                                              (4%)
Selling expenses                                                                                                     26,203                                                                        31,042                                                                        (4,839 )                                                              (16%)                                                    111,228                                                                         121,482                                                                       (10,254 )                                                                              (8%)
General and administrative expenses                                                                                  62,224                                                     69,541                                                     (7,317 )                                                              (11%)                                                    272,565                                                      290,319                                                    (17,754 )                                                                              (6%)
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   Operating income                                                                                                 106,173                                                                       108,527                                                                        (2,354 )                                                               (2%)                                                    308,098                                                                         310,617                                                                        (2,519 )                                                                              (1%)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
Interest expense                                                                                                     10,554                                                                         9,085                                                                         1,469                                                                  16%                                                     41,248                                                                          36,038                                                                         5,210                                                                                 14%
Other income, net                                                                                                       293                                                         10                                                        283                                                NM                                                      1,111                                                          615                                                        496                                                               NM
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Earnings before income taxes                                                                                         95,912                                                                        99,452                                                                        (3,540 )                                                               (4%)                                                    267,961                                                                         275,194                                                                        (7,233 )                                                                              (3%)
Provision for income taxes                                                                                          (25,244 )                                                                     (28,690 )                                                                       3,446                                             (12%)                                                    (78,579 )                                                                       (82,946 )                                                                       4,367                                                             (5%)
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Earnings from continuing operations                                                                               $  70,668                                                  $  70,762                                                  $     (94 )                                                                 0%                                                $   189,382                                                  $   192,248                                                  $  (2,866 )                                                                              (1%)
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Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax                                                                        (2,053 )                                                                        (913 )                                                                      (1,140 )                                                                 NM                                                     (2,053 )                                                                       (46,787 )                                                                      44,734                                                                                  NM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
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Net earnings                                                                                                      $  68,615                                                  $  69,849                                                  $  (1,234 )                                                               (2%)                                                $   187,329                                                  $   145,461                                                  $  41,868                                                              29%
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Basic earnings per share
   Earnings from continuing operations                                                                            $    1.60                                                                     $    1.56                                                                                                                                                                                                   $      4.27                                                                     $      4.12
   Earnings from discontinued operations                                                                              (0.05 )                                                                       (0.02 )                                                                                                                                                                                                       (0.05 )                                                                         (1.00 )
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Total                                                                                                             $    1.55                                                  $    1.54                                                                                                                                                                                $      4.22                                                  $      3.12  
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Diluted earnings per share
   Earnings from continuing operations                                                                            $    1.58                                                                     $    1.53                                                                                                                                                                                                   $      4.20                                                                     $      4.04
   Earnings from discontinued operations                                                                              (0.05 )                                                                       (0.02 )                                                                                                                                                                                                       (0.05 )                                                                         (0.99 )
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Total                                                                                                             $    1.53                                                  $    1.51                                                                                                                                                                                $      4.15                                                  $      3.05  
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Dividends per share                                                                                               $    0.13                                                  $    0.13                                                                                                                                                                                $      0.52                                                  $      0.52  
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Weighted average shares outstanding:
   Basic                                                                                                             44,173                                                                        45,245                                                                                                                                                                                                        44,389                                                                          46,624
   Diluted                                                                                                           44,783                                                                        46,143                                                                                                                                                                                                        45,045                                                                          47,616
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
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                                                                                                                                  CURTISS-WRIGHT CORPORATION and SUBSIDIARIES
                                                                                                                               CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (UNAUDITED)
                                                                                                                                     ($’s in thousands, except par value)
                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                      December 31,                                                                    December 31,                                                              Change
                                                                                                                                          2016                                                                            2015                                                                     %
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Assets
   Current assets:
      Cash and cash equivalents                                                                                               $   553,848                                                                     $   288,697                                                                                 92%
      Receivables, net                                                                                                            463,062                                                                         566,289                                                                               (18%)
      Inventories                                                                                                                 366,974                                                                         379,591                                                                                (3%)
      Other current assets                                                                                                         30,927                                                       40,306                                                            (23%)
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        Total current assets                                                                                                    1,414,811                                                    1,274,883                                                              11%
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   Property, plant, and equipment, net                                                                                            388,903                                                                         413,644                                                                                (6%)
   Goodwill                                                                                                                       951,057                                                                         972,606                                                                                (2%)
   Other intangible assets, net                                                                                                   271,461                                                                         310,763                                                                               (13%)
   Other assets                                                                                                                    11,549                                                       17,715                                                            (35%)
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        Total assets                                                                                                          $ 3,037,781                                                  $ 2,989,611                                                               2%
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Liabilities
   Current liabilities:
      Current portion of long-term and short term debt                                                                        $   150,668                                                                     $     1,259                                                                                  NM
      Accounts payable                                                                                                            177,911                                                                         163,286                                                                                  9%
      Accrued expenses                                                                                                            130,239                                                                         131,863                                                                                (1%)
      Income taxes payable                                                                                                         18,274                                                                           7,956                                                                                130%
      Deferred revenue                                                                                                            170,143                                                                         181,671                                                                                (6%)
      Other current liabilities                                                                                                    28,027                                                       37,190                                                            (25%)
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        Total current liabilities                                                                                                 675,262                                                      523,225                                                              29%
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   Long-term debt, net                                                                                                            815,630                                                                         951,946                                                                               (14%)
   Deferred tax liabilities, net                                                                                                   49,722                                                                          54,447                                                                                (9%)
   Accrued pension and other postretirement benefit costs                                                                         107,151                                                                         103,723                                                                                  3%
   Long-term portion of environmental reserves                                                                                     14,024                                                                          14,017                                                                                  0%
   Other liabilities                                                                                                               84,801                                                       86,830                                                             (2%)
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        Total liabilities                                                                                                       1,746,590                                                    1,734,188                                                               1%
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Stockholders’ equity
   Common stock, $1 par value                                                                                                 $    49,187                                                                     $    49,190                                                                                  0%
   Additional paid in capital                                                                                                     129,483                                                                         144,923                                                                               (11%)
   Retained earnings                                                                                                            1,754,907                                                                       1,590,645                                                                                 10%
   Accumulated other comprehensive loss                                                                                          (291,756 )                                                                      (225,928 )                                                                               29%
   Less: cost of treasury stock                                                                                                  (350,630 )                                                                      (303,407 )                                                                               16%
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        Total stockholders’ equity                                                                                              1,291,191                                                    1,255,423                                                               3%
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        Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity                                                                            $ 3,037,781                                                  $ 2,989,611                                                               2%
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                                                                                                                                                                             CURTISS-WRIGHT CORPORATION and SUBSIDIARIES
                                                                                                                                                                                   SEGMENT INFORMATION (UNAUDITED)
                                                                                                                                                                                         ($’s in thousands)
                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                            Three Months Ended                                                                                                                                                           Year Ended
                                                                                                                                               December 31,                                                                                                                                                             December 31,
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                                                                                               2016                                                  2015                                                  %                                                  2016                                                     2015                                                            %
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Sales:
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Commercial/Industrial                                                                        $ 278,346                                             $ 289,882                                            (4 %)                                               $ 1,118,768                                              $ 1,184,791                                            (6 %)
Defense                                                                                        133,353                                               126,818                                             5 %                                                    466,654                                                  477,413                                            (2 %)
Power                                                                                          153,867                                               172,055                                           (11 %)                                                   523,509                               543,479                                            (4 %)
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Total sales                                                                                  $ 565,566                                             $ 588,755                                            (4 %)                                               $ 2,108,931                                              $ 2,205,683                                            (4 %)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Operating income (expense):
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Commercial/Industrial                                                                        $  48,474                                             $  42,724                                            13 %                                                $   156,550                                              $   171,525                                            (9 %)
Defense                                                                                         34,015                                                31,000                                            10 %                                                     98,291                                                   98,895                                            (1 %)
Power                                                                                           31,600                                                40,476                                           (22 %)                                                    76,472                                                   74,987                                             2 %
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Total segments                                                                               $ 114,089                                             $ 114,200                                             0 %                                                $   331,313                                              $   345,407                                            (4 %)
Corporate and other                                                                            (7,916)                                               (5,673)                                           (40 %)                                                  (23,215)                                                 (34,790)                                            33 %
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Total operating income                                                                       $ 106,173                                             $ 108,527                                            (2 %)                                               $   308,098                                              $   310,617                                            (1 %)
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Operating margins:
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Commercial/Industrial                                                                            17.4%                                                 14.7%                                                                                                      14.0%                                                    14.5%
Defense                                                                                          25.5%                                                 24.4%                                                                                                      21.1%                                                    20.7%
Power                                                                                            20.5%                                                 23.5%                                                                                                      14.6%                                                    13.8%
Total Curtiss-Wright                                                                             18.8%                                                 18.4%                                                                                                      14.6%                                                    14.1%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Segment margins                                                                                  20.2%                                                 19.4%                                                                                                      15.7%                                                    15.7%
 
 
 
                                                                                                                                                                                          CURTISS-WRIGHT CORPORATION and SUBSIDIARIES
                                                                                                                                                                                                SALES BY END MARKET (UNAUDITED)
                                                                                                                                                                                                      ($’s in thousands)
                                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                               Three Months Ended                                                                                                                                                                            Year Ended
                                                                                                                                                  December 31,                                                                                                                                                                              December 31,
                                                                                    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------                                          ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Change                                                                                                                                                                                    Change
                                                                                             2016                                                            2015                                                       %                                                      2016                                                            2015                                                               %
                                                                                    ----------------------                                          ----------------------                                          --------                                          ----------------------                                          ----------------------                                          -------------------------
Defense markets:
Aerospace                                                                                    $     79,857                                                    $     75,656                                             6 %                                                      $    296,287                                                    $    304,521                                            (3 %)
Ground                                                                                             25,626                                                          24,307                                             5 %                                                            84,280                                                          85,722                                            (2 %)
Naval                                                                                             104,610                                                         103,813                                             1 %                                                           401,279                                                         388,686                                             3 %
Other                                                                                               3,699                                                           2,140                                            73 %                                                            11,884                                                           8,340                                            42 %
                                                                                    ----------------------                                          ----------------------                                                                                            ----------------------                                          ----------------------
Total Defense                                                                                $    213,792                                                    $    205,916                                             4 %                                                      $    793,730                                                    $    787,269                                             1 %
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Commercial markets:
Aerospace                                                                                    $     98,206                                                    $    103,985                                            (6 %)                                                     $    397,258                                                    $    398,529                                             0 %
Power Generation                                                                                  123,345                                                         141,547                                           (13 %)                                                          408,376                                                         436,396                                            (6 %)
General Industrial                                                                                130,223                                                         137,307                                            (5 %)                                                          509,567                                                         583,489                                           (13 %)
                                                                                    ----------------------                                          ----------------------                                                                                            ----------------------                                          ----------------------
Total Commercial                                                                             $    351,774                                                    $    382,839                                            (8 %)                                                     $  1,315,201                                                    $  1,418,414                                            (7 %)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
                                                                                    ----------------------                                          ----------------------                                                                                            ----------------------                                          ----------------------
Total Curtiss-Wright                                                                         $    565,566                                                    $    588,755                                            (4 %)                                                     $  2,108,931                                                    $  2,205,683                                            (4 %)
                                                                                    ========== ==========                                           ========== ==========                                                                                             ========== ==========                                           ========== ==========
 
 

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information (Unaudited)

The Corporation supplements its financial information determined under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) with certain non-GAAP financial information. Curtiss-Wright believes that these non-GAAP measures provide investors with additional insight into the Company’s ongoing business performance. These non-GAAP measures should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the related GAAP measures, and other companies may define such measures differently. Curtiss-Wright encourages investors to review its financial statements and publicly-filed reports in their entirety and not to rely on any single financial measure. The following definitions are provided:

Organic Revenue and Organic Operating Income

The Corporation discloses organic revenue and organic operating income because the Corporation believes it provides investors with insight as to the Company’s ongoing business performance. Organic revenue and organic operating income are defined as revenue and operating income excluding the impact of foreign currency fluctuations and contributions from acquisitions made during the last twelve months.

 
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Three Months Ended
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             December 31,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             2016 vs. 2015
                                                                                ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Commercial/Industrial                                                 Defense                                                        Power                                                          Total Curtiss-Wright
                                                                                ------------------------------------------------------------                                          ----------------------------------------------------------                                          -----------------------------------------------------------                      ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                  Sales      Operating                                           Sales     Operating                                           Sales      Operating                        Sales              Operating
                                                                                                                                    income                                                                                              income                                                                                               income                                                                                    income
                                                                                ------                                            --------                                            ----                                            --------                                            -----                                            --------                        ------                                            ------------------------
Organic                                                                          (2 %)                                              12 %                                               6 %                                               7 %                                              (11 %)                                            (22 %)                          (3 %)                                              (3 %)
Acquisitions                                                                      0 %                                                0 %                                               0 %                                               0 %                                                0 %                                               0 %                            0 %                                                0 %
Foreign Currency                                                                 (2 %)                                               1 %                                              (1 %)                                              3 %                                                0 %                                               0 %                           (1 %)                                               1 %
                                                                                --- ---                                           ---- ----                                           -- --                                           ---- ----                                           --- --                                           ---- ----                       --- ---                                           ---- --------------------
Total                                                                            (4 %)                                              13 %                                               5 %                                              10 %                                              (11 %)                                            (22 %)                          (4 %)                                              (2 %)
 
 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Year Ended
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             December 31,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             2016 vs. 2015
                                                                                ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Commercial/Industrial                                                                                       Defense                                                                                              Power                                                                             Total Curtiss-Wright
                                                                                ------------------------------------------------------------                                          ----------------------------------------------------------                                          -----------------------------------------------------------                      ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                  Sales                                            Operating                                           Sales                                           Operating                                           Sales                                            Operating                        Sales                                                    Operating
                                                                                                                                    income                                                                                              income                                                                                               income                                                                                    income
                                                                                ------                                            --------                                            ----                                            --------                                            -----                                            --------                        ------                                            ------------------------
Organic                                                                          (5 %)                                             (11 %)                                             (1 %)                                             (6 %)                                              (4 %)                                              2 %                           (4 %)                                              (4 %)
Acquisitions                                                                      0 %                                                0 %                                               0 %                                               0 %                                                0 %                                               0 %                            0 %                                                0 %
Foreign Currency                                                                 (1 %)                                               2 %                                              (1 %)                                              5 %                                                0 %                                               0 %                            0 %                                                3 %
                                                                                --- ---                                           ---- ----                                           -- --                                           ---- ----                                           --- --                                           ---- ----                       --- ---                                           ---- --------------------
Total                                                                            (6 %)                                              (9 %)                                             (2 %)                                             (1 %)                                              (4 %)                                              2 %                           (4 %)                                              (1 %)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Free Cash Flow and Free Cash Flow Conversion

The Corporation discloses free cash flow because it measures cash flow available for investing and financing activities. Free cash flow represents cash available to repay outstanding debt, invest in the business, acquire businesses, return capital to shareholders and make other strategic investments. Free cash flow is defined as cash flow provided by operating activities less capital expenditures. The Corporation discloses free cash flow conversion because it measures the proportion of net earnings converted into free cash flow and is defined as free cash flow divided by net earnings from continuing operations.

 
 
 
                                                                                                                                                                        CURTISS-WRIGHT CORPORATION and SUBSIDIARIES
                                                                                                                                                                            NON-GAAP FINANCIAL DATA (UNAUDITED)
                                                                                                                                                                                    ($’s in thousands)
                                                                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                                          Three Months Ended                                                                                                                                               Year Ended
                                                                                                                                                             December 31,                                                                                                                                                 December 31,
                                                                                                                         2016                                                                           2015                                                                           2016                                                                           2015
                                                                                                         -------------------------------------                                          -------------------------------------                                          -------------------------------------                                          ------------------------------------
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
Net cash provided by operating activities                                                                      $ 155,985                                                                      $ 167,170                                                                      $ 423,197                                                                     $ 162,479
Capital expenditures                                                                                             (20,649 )                                                                      (11,664 )                                                                      (46,776 )                                                                     (35,512 )
                                                                                                         ------------------------------------                                           ------------------------------------                                           ------------------------------------                                           -----------------------------------
Free cash flow                                                                                                 $ 135,336                                                   $ 155,506                                                   $ 376,421                                                  $ 126,967  
                                                                                                         ------- ------- --------------------                                           ------- ------- --------------------                                           ------- ------- --------------------                                           ------ ------- --------------------
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
Pension Payment                                                                                           --                                                                 --                                                                 --                                                                       145,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                         -------------------------------------                                          -------------------------------------                                          -------------------------------------                                          ------------------------------------
Adjusted free cash flow                                                                                        $ 135,336                                                   $ 155,506                                                   $ 376,421                                                  $ 271,967  
                                                                                                         ======= ======= ====================                                           ======= ======= ====================                                           ======= ======= ====================                                           ====== ======= ====================
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
Free Cash Flow Conversion                                                                                            192 %                                                                          220 %                                                                          199 %                                                                         141 %
                                                                                                         ------------------------------------                                           ------------------------------------                                           ------------------------------------                                           -----------------------------------
 
 
 
                                                                                                                                                   CURTISS-WRIGHT CORPORATION
                                                                                                                                           2017 Guidance (from Continuing Operations)
                                                                                                                                                     As of February 15, 2017
                                                                                                                                            ($’s in millions, except per share data)
                                                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             2017 Guidance (2)
                                                                                           2015                                              2015 Pro                                              2016                                                                       (Including TTC)
                                                                                         Reported                                            Forma (1)                                           Reported
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                                           Low                                                High
                                                                              ----------------------------   -------------------------------                     -------------------------------
Sales:
-----------------------------------
Commercial/Industrial                                                           $ 1,185                                             $ 1,185                                             $ 1,119                                             $ 1,100                                                $  1,120
Defense                                                                             477                                                 477                                                 467                                                 540                                                     550
Power                                                                               543                              523                              524                              525                                  535  
                                                                              ------------------------------                      ------------------------------                      ------------------------------                      ------------------------------                      ----------------------------------
Total sales                                                                     $ 2,206                                             $ 2,186                                             $ 2,109                                             $ 2,165                                                $  2,205
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
Operating income:
-----------------------------------
Commercial/Industrial                                                           $   172                                             $   172                                             $   157                                             $   158                                                $    163
Defense                                                                              99                                                  99                                                  98                                                 103                                                     106
Power                                                                                75                               55                               76                               77                                   79  
                                                                              ------------------------------                      ------------------------------                      ------------------------------                      ------------------------------                      ----------------------------------
Total segments                                                                      345                                                 325                                                 331                                                 337                                                     347
Corporate and other                                                                 (35 )                                               (35 )                                               (23 )                                               (21 )                                                   (23 )
                                                                              ------------------------------                      ------------------------------                      ------------------------------                      ------------------------------                      ----------------------------------
Total operating income                                                          $   311                          $   291                          $   308                          $   316                             $    325  
                                                                              === ===== ====================                      === ===== ====================                      === ===== ====================                      === ===== ====================                      ====== ====== ====================
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
Interest expense                                                                $    36                                             $    36                                             $    41                                             $    40                                                $     41
Earnings before income taxes                                                        275                                                 255                                                 268                                                 278                                                     284
Provision for income taxes                                                          (83 )                                               (77 )                                               (79 )                                               (85 )                                                   (87 )
                                                                              ------------------------------                      ------------------------------                      ------------------------------                      ------------------------------                      ----------------------------------
Net earnings                                                                    $   192                          $   178                          $   189                          $   193                             $    197  
                                                                              === ===== ====================                      === ===== ====================                      === ===== ====================                      === ===== ====================                      ====== ====== ====================
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
Reported diluted earnings per share                                             $  4.04                                             $  3.74                                             $  4.20                                             $  4.30                                                $   4.40
Diluted shares outstanding                                                         47.6                                                47.6                                                45.0                                                44.9                                                    44.9
Effective tax rate                                                                 30.1 %                                              30.1 %                                              29.3 %                                              30.5 %                                                  30.5 %
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
Operating margins:
-----------------------------------
Commercial/Industrial                                                              14.5 %                                              14.5 %                                              14.0 %                                              14.3 %                                                  14.5 %
Defense                                                                            20.7 %                                              20.7 %                                              21.1 %                                              19.0 %                                                  19.2 %
Power                                                                              13.8 %                                              10.5 %                                              14.6 %                                              14.6 %                                                  14.7 %
Total operating margin                                                             14.1 %                                              13.3 %                                              14.6 %                                              14.6 %                                                  14.7 %
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
Notes:
 
Full year amounts may not add due to rounding
 
(1) Our 2015 Pro Forma results exclude the one-time China AP1000
fee of $20 million recognized as revenue and operating income in the
fourth quarter of 2015, as we believe that the removal more
accurately reflects our core operations and provides a more
comprehensive understanding of our financial results. This affects
the Power segment and Total Curtiss-Wright.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
(2) Full-year 2017 guidance includes the acquisition of TTC,
which adds $65 million in sales to the Defense segment, and is
breakeven on operating income and earnings per share, including
purchase accounting costs.
 
 
 
                                           CURTISS-WRIGHT CORPORATION
                            2017 Sales Growth Guidance by End Market (from Continuing
                                                   Operations)
                                             As of February 15, 2017
                                
                                                                                           2017 % Change vs 2016
                                                                                              (Including TTC)
                                                                                          ---------------------
                                                                                           
Defense Markets
--------------------------
Aerospace                                                                                        28 - 30%
Ground                                                                                           (4 - 6%)
Navy                                                                                             (3 - 5%)
Total Defense                                                                                     7 to 9%
(Including Other Defense)
                                                                                           
Commercial Markets
--------------------------
Commercial Aerospace                                                                               Flat
Power Generation                                                                                  3 - 5%
General Industrial                                                                               (1 - 3%)
Total Commercial                                                                                  0 to 2%
                                                                                           
Total Curtiss-Wright Sales                                                                        3 to 5%
                                                                                           
Notes:
 
Full year amounts may not add due to rounding.
                                                                                           
Full-year 2017 guidance includes the acquisition of TTC, which
adds $65 million in sales, primarily to the aerospace defense market
and to a lesser extent to the commercial aerospace market.
 
 
 

About Curtiss-Wright Corporation

Curtiss-Wright Corporation (CW ) is a global innovative company that delivers highly engineered, critical function products and services to the commercial, industrial, defense and energy markets. Building on the heritage of Glenn Curtiss and the Wright brothers, Curtiss-Wright has a long tradition of providing reliable solutions through trusted customer relationships. The company employs approximately 8,000 people worldwide. For more information, visit www.curtisswright.com.

Certain statements made in this press release, including statements about future revenue, financial performance guidance, quarterly and annual revenue, net income, operating income growth, future business opportunities, cost saving initiatives, the successful integration of the Company’s acquisitions, and future cash flow from operations, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements present management’s expectations, beliefs, plans and objectives regarding future financial performance, and assumptions or judgments concerning such performance. Any discussions contained in this press release, except to the extent that they contain historical facts, are forward-looking and accordingly involve estimates, assumptions, judgments and uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: a reduction in anticipated orders; an economic downturn; changes in the competitive marketplace and/or customer requirements; a change in government spending; an inability to perform customer contracts at anticipated cost levels; and other factors that generally affect the business of aerospace, defense contracting, electronics, marine, and industrial companies. Such factors are detailed in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015, and subsequent reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

This press release and additional information are available at www.curtisswright.com.

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