BELOIT, Wis., Nov. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Regal Beloit Corporation (NYSE: RBC) today reported third quarter 2018 diluted earnings per share of $1.17, down 16% from the prior year. Third quarter 2018 adjusted diluted earnings per share* were $1.67, up 23% from the prior year.
Key financial results for the third quarter 2018 included:
- Total net sales of $925.4 million increased 8.0% from the prior year and included a negative 0.9% impact from foreign currency, a negative 0.4% impact from the business to be exited**, and a positive 4.1% impact from acquisitions, net of divestitures. The result was a positive organic sales growth rate of 5.2%.
- Income from operations was $69.4 million or 7.5% of net sales. Adjusted income from operations was $106.5 million or 11.6% of adjusted net sales.
- Net cash provided by operating activities was $106.0 million and capital expenditures totaled $18.7 million, resulting in free cash flow of $87.3 million or 133.3% of adjusted net income.
Third quarter 2018 segment results versus the prior year third quarter included:
- Commercial and Industrial Systems Segment net sales were $462.3 million, an increase of 13.3%. Acquisitions, net of divestitures had a positive impact of 8.5%. Foreign currency had a negative 1.3% impact. The result was a positive organic sales growth rate of 6.1% driven by strength in a number of end markets including distribution, power generation, oil & gas and commercial HVAC. Operating margin was 7.6%. Excluding $1.9 million in restructuring and related costs and $0.2 million in purchase accounting and transaction costs, adjusted operating margin was 8.1%.
- Climate Solutions Segment net sales were $255.4 million, a decrease of 0.2%. The business to be exited had a negative 0.9% impact. Foreign currency had a negative 0.7% impact. The result was an organic sales growth rate of 1.4% driven by strength in North American residential HVAC and commercial refrigeration partially offset by weakness in international markets. Operating margin was 2.3%. Excluding impairment and exit related costs of $34.9 million, restructuring and related costs of $0.3 million, and operating income from the business to be exited of $0.3 million, adjusted operating margin was 16.7% of adjusted net sales.
- Power Transmission Solutions Segment net sales were $207.7 million, an increase of 7.7%. Foreign currency had a negative 0.4% impact. The result was a positive organic sales growth rate of 8.1% driven by increased demand in oil & gas, distribution and material handling. Operating margin was 13.5%. Excluding restructuring and related costs of $0.1 million, adjusted operating margin was 13.6%.
*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.
**The business to be exited is the residential hermetic motor components business referenced by the Company in its second quarter 2018 earnings release dated August 6, 2018.
"We had another strong quarter with organic sales up 5.2% and adjusted EPS up 23%," said Regal Chairman and CEO Mark Gliebe. "We continue to drive operating margin improvement with strong volume, incremental price and manufacturing productivity, despite the commodity inflation and tariff headwinds.
"Through the first three quarters of 2018, organic sales were up nearly 6% and adjusted earnings per share were up 23%. As we enter the fourth quarter, we are pleased to see continued order strength in most end markets. We expect the benefits from our price actions will continue to offset commodity inflation and tariff headwinds. For the year, we are again increasing the midpoint of our 2018 adjusted diluted earnings per share guidance and narrowing the range to $5.85 to $5.95. We expect 2018 to be a record year in both sales and earnings," continued Mr. Gliebe.
The Company forecasts 2018 GAAP diluted earnings per share of $5.11 to $5.21. 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 $0.10 per share, gain on sale of assets of $0.01 per share, CEO transition costs of $0.07 per share, net income from the business to be exited of $0.02 per share, provisional benefit of the new U.S. tax legislation of $0.15 per share, and impairment and exit related costs of $0.61 per share.
Regal will hold a conference call to discuss the earnings release at 9:00 AM CDT (10:00 AM EDT) on Monday, November 5, 2018. To listen to the live audio and view the presentation during the call, please visit Regal's Investors website: http://investors.regalbeloit.com . To listen by phone or to ask the presenters a question, dial 1.888.317.6003 (U.S. callers) or 1.412.317.6061 (international callers) and enter 2908615# when prompted.
A webcast replay will be available at the link above, and a telephone replay will be available at 1.877.344.7529 (U.S. callers) or 1.412.317.0088 (international callers), replay access code 10125335#. Both will be accessible until February 5, 2019.
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. We create a better tomorrow by developing and responsibly producing energy-efficient products and systems.
Our 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 worldwide. For more information, visit RegalBeloit.com .
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NON-GAAP MEASURES AND OTHER DEFINITIONS
(Dollars in Millions, Except per Share Data)
We prepare financial statements in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("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 margin, adjusted net sales, adjusted net income attributable to Regal Beloit Corporation, free cash flow, free cash flow as a percentage of adjusted net income attributable to Regal Beloit Corporation, adjusted income before taxes, adjusted provision for income taxes and adjusted effective tax rate. 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 and adjusted operating margin to help us manage and evaluate our business and make operating decisions, while adjusted diluted earnings per share, adjusted net sales, adjusted net income attributable to Regal Beloit Corporation, free cash flow, free cash flow as a percentage of adjusted net income attributable to Regal Beloit Corporation, adjusted income before taxes, adjusted provision for income taxes and adjusted effective tax rate 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 ("acquisitions, net of divestitures") and excluding sales from the business to be exited recorded prior to the first anniversary of the exit and excluding the impact of foreign currency translation. The impact of foreign currency translation is determined by translating the respective period's organic sales using the 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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