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 Regal Beloit Corporation Announces Second Quarter 2018 Financial Results
   Monday, August 06, 2018 5:46:00 PM ET

BELOIT, Wis., Aug. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Regal Beloit Corporation (NYSE: RBC) today reported second quarter 2018 diluted earnings per share of $1.50, up 27% from the prior year.  Second quarter 2018 adjusted diluted earnings per share* were $1.60, up 24% from the prior year.

Key financial results for the second quarter 2018 included:

  • Total net sales of $959.7 million increased 10.4% from the prior year and included a positive 1.3% impact from foreign currency translation and a positive 3.5% impact from acquisitions, net of divestitures. The result was a positive organic sales growth rate of 5.7%.
  • Income from operations was $99.6 million or 10.4% of net sales, up 80 basis points from prior year. Adjusted income from operations was $106.1 million or 11.1% of net sales, up 70 basis points from prior year.
  • Net cash provided by operating activities was $101.8 million and capital expenditures totaled $21.2 million, resulting in free cash flow of $80.6 million or 122.3% of net income.
  • Repurchased 579,005 shares for a total of $46.1 million.
  • The Board of Directors on July 24, 2018 approved a new $250 million share purchase authorization replacing the previous authorization.

Second quarter 2018 segment results versus the prior year second quarter included:

  • Commercial and Industrial Systems Segment net sales were $469.0 million, an increase of 15.1%. Acquisitions, net of divestitures had a positive impact of 7.4%. Foreign currency had a positive 2.1% translation impact. The result was a positive organic sales growth rate of 5.7% driven by strength in a number of end markets including power generation, oil & gas, commercial HVAC, and Asia. Operating margin was 6.5%. Excluding $5.1 million in purchase accounting and transaction costs, $0.7 million in restructuring and related costs and a $0.1 million gain on sale of assets, adjusted operating margin was 7.7%.
  • Climate Solutions Segment net sales were $277.3 million, an increase of 2.5%. Foreign currency had a positive 0.1% translation impact. The result was an organic sales growth rate of 2.4% driven by strength in North American residential HVAC partially offset by weakness in the Middle East and residential hermetic motor components. Operating margin was 15.9%. Excluding restructuring and related costs of $0.7 million, adjusted operating margin was 16.1%.
  • Power Transmission Solutions Segment net sales were $213.4 million, an increase of 11.6%. Foreign currency had a positive 1.2% translation impact. The result was a positive organic sales growth rate of 10.4% driven by increased demand in the oil & gas, material handling, and aerospace end markets. Operating margin was 11.8%. Excluding restructuring and related costs of $0.1 million, adjusted operating margin was 11.8%.

*This earnings release includes non-GAAP financial measures.  Descriptions of why we believe these non-GAAP measures are useful and reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures are included with this earnings release.

"We had a strong second quarter with organic sales up 5.7%, adjusted operating margin up 70 basis points and adjusted EPS up 24%," said Regal Chairman and CEO Mark Gliebe. "We are driving the operating margin improvement with strong volume, incremental price increases and manufacturing productivity, despite the commodity inflation headwind.

2018 Outlook

"We had a solid first half of 2018.  We are pleased to see continued order strength entering the third quarter, and we continue to expect mid-single digit organic sales growth for the full year.  While our input costs remain inflationary, we expect the benefits from our price actions will offset the commodity inflation headwind.  As a result, we are narrowing our 2018 adjusted diluted earnings per share to $5.70 to $6.00, which would make 2018 a record year in both sales and earnings," continued Mr. Gliebe.

The Company forecasts 2018 GAAP diluted earnings per share of $4.78 to $5.08.  The difference between the GAAP diluted earnings per share guidance and the adjusted diluted per share guidance relates to expected restructuring and related costs of $0.14 per share, purchase accounting and transaction costs of $0.11 per share, gain on sale of assets of $0.01 per share, and impairment and exit related costs of $0.68 per share.

The impairment and exit related costs are attributable to an anticipated second half 2018 exit of the non-core residential hermetic motor components business.  As of June 30, 2018, the year to date sales and adjusted operating profit of this business were $31.9 million and $0.9 million, respectively.

Conference Call

Regal will hold a conference call to discuss the earnings release at 9:00 AM CDT (10:00 AM EDT) on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. To listen to the live audio and view the presentation during the call, please visit Regal's Investors website: . To listen by phone or to ask the presenters a question, dial 888.317.6003 (U.S. callers) or 1.412.317.6061 (international callers) and enter 9721798# when prompted.

A webcast replay will be available at the link above, and a telephone replay will be available at 877.344.7529 (U.S. callers) or 1.412.317.0088 (international callers), replay access code 10122178#. Both will be accessible until November 6, 2018.

About the Company

Regal Beloit Corporation (NYSE: RBC) is a leading manufacturer of electric motors, electrical motion controls, power generation and power transmission products serving markets throughout the world.  The Company is comprised of three business segments: Commercial and Industrial Systems, Climate Solutions and Power Transmission Solutions.  Regal is headquartered in Beloit, Wisconsin, and has manufacturing, sales and service facilities throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Asia.  For more information, visit .

The following is a cautionary statement made under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: With the exception of historical facts, the statements contained in this release may be forward-looking statements.  Forward-looking statements represent our management's judgment regarding future events.  In many cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as "may," "will," "expect," "intend," "estimate," "forecast," "anticipate," "believe," "should," "project" or "plan" or the negative of these terms or other similar words.  These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors, some of which are beyond our control, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including but not limited to: uncertainties regarding our ability to execute our restructuring plans within expected costs and timing; increases in our overall debt levels as a result of the acquisition of the Power Transmission Solutions business of Emerson Electric Co. ("PTS") or otherwise and our ability to repay principal and interest on our outstanding debt; actions taken by our competitors and our ability to effectively compete in the increasingly competitive global electric motor, drives and controls, power generation and power transmission industries; our ability to develop new products based on technological innovation and marketplace acceptance of new and existing products; fluctuations in commodity prices and raw material costs; our dependence on significant customers; risks associated with global manufacturing; issues and costs arising from the integration of acquired companies and businesses including PTS and the timing and impact of purchase accounting adjustments; prolonged declines in oil and gas up stream capital spending; economic changes in global markets where we do business, such as reduced demand for the products we sell, currency exchange rates, inflation rates, interest rates, recession, government policies, including policy changes affecting taxation, trade, immigration and the like, and other external factors that we cannot control; product liability and other litigation, or claims by end users, government agencies or others that our products or our customers' applications failed to perform as anticipated, particularly in high volume applications or where such failures are alleged to be the cause of property or casualty claims; unanticipated liabilities of acquired businesses; unanticipated costs or expenses we may incur related to product warranty issues; our dependence on key suppliers and the potential effects of supply disruptions; infringement of our intellectual property by third parties, challenges to our intellectual property, and claims of infringement by us of third party technologies; effects on earnings of any significant impairment of goodwill or intangible assets; losses from failures, breaches, attacks or disclosures involving our information technology infrastructure and data; cyclical downturns affecting the global market for capital goods; and other risks and uncertainties including but not limited to those described in "Item 1A-Risk Factors" of the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on February 27, 2018 and from time to time in our reports filed with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to us or to persons acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the applicable cautionary statements.  The forward-looking statements included in this release are made only as of their respective dates, and we undertake no obligation to update these statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.




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We prepare financial statements in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("GAAP"). We also periodically disclose certain financial measures in our quarterly earnings releases, on investor conference calls, and in investor presentations and similar events that may be considered "non-GAAP" financial measures. This additional information is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for our results of operations prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP.

In this earnings release, we disclose the following non-GAAP financial measures, and we reconcile these measures in the tables below to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures: adjusted diluted earnings per share (both historical and projected), adjusted income from operations, adjusted operating income, adjusted operating margin, free cash flow, and free cash flow as a percentage of net income attributable to Regal Beloit Corporation. We believe that these non-GAAP financial measures are useful measures for providing investors with additional information regarding our results of operations and for helping investors understand and compare our operating results across accounting periods and compared to our peers. Our management primarily uses adjusted income from operations, adjusted operating income and adjusted operating margin to help us manage and evaluate our business and make operating decisions, while adjusted diluted earnings per share, free cash flow and free cash flow as a percentage of net income are primarily used to help us evaluate our business and forecast our future results. Accordingly, we believe disclosing and reconciling each of these measures helps investors evaluate our business in the same manner as management.

In addition to these non-GAAP measures, we also use the term "organic sales" to refer to GAAP sales from existing operations excluding sales from acquired businesses recorded prior to the first anniversary of the acquisition less the amount of sales attributable to any divested businesses ("acquisition sales"), and the impact of foreign currency translation. The impact of foreign currency translation is determined by translating the respective period's sales (excluding acquisition sales) using the same currency exchange rates that were in effect during the prior year periods. We use the term "organic sales growth" to refer to the increase in our sales between periods that is attributable to organic sales. For further clarification, we may use the term "acquisition growth" to refer to the increase in our sales between periods that is attributable to acquisition sales.






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