ITT Reports Strong 2012 Results, Solid 2013 Guidance
2012 Full-Year Highlights from Continuing Operations
Revenue up 7 percent to $2.2 billion with organic revenue up 8 percent
GAAP earnings totaled $1.16 per share
Adjusted earnings of $1.68 per share reflect strong operational performance; results include $0.02 negative impact from Bornemann acquisition
Cash from operating activities totaled $247 million; adjusted free cash flow conversion was 172 percent
10 percent total revenue growth
10 percent growth in adjusted earnings per share at the mid-point of 2013 guidance
10 percent dividend increase to $0.10 per share
Up to $75 million of additional share repurchases
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- ITT Corporation (NYS: ITT) today reported its 2012 full-year and fourth-quarter financial performance, including solid gains in revenue and adjusted earnings per share from continuing operations.
The company had 2012 annual revenue of $2.2 billion, reflecting 7 percent overall growth and 8 percent organic growth (defined as total revenue excluding foreign exchange, acquisition and divestiture impacts) compared with the prior year. Revenue results included 13 percent growth in North America and 12 percent growth in emerging markets. In 2012, solid gains and strength in core markets including oil and gas, chemical, mining and automotive offset weakness in the connectors market.
On a GAAP basis, 2012 earnings from continuing operations totaled $1.16 per share, compared with a loss of $6.22 per share in the prior year that was driven by impacts associated with the spin-offs of ITT's former defense and water businesses. Adjusted earnings from continuing operations, which excludes special items, increased to $1.68 per share. Before the impact of the Bornemann acquisition, adjusted earnings would have been $1.70 per share, reflecting the company's strong operational performance, which offset incremental post-spin recurring costs and unfavorable foreign exchange. Special items primarily included costs related to the company's separation plan, restructuring initiatives and Bornemann Pumps items, as well as asbestos-related costs and tax items.
In the fourth quarter, revenue was up 9 percent to $554 million with organic revenue up 7 percent compared to the prior year. GAAP earnings from continuing operations totaled $0.24 per share. Adjusted earnings for the quarter were up to $0.37 per share, reflecting impacts from strategic portfolio actions and a higher-than-anticipated 35 percent effective tax rate. Before the impact of Bornemann, adjusted earnings would have been $0.39 per share.
"Over the past year as a truly global diversified industrial company, ITT delivered on our commitments and leveraged our sharper focus to propel the swift and consistent execution of our strategies to drive profitable growth and value creation. Our outstanding team achieved a number of successes including delivering double-digit growth in North America and emerging markets, completing the acquisition of Bornemann Pumps and continuing to strengthen our relationships with customers to grow our market share in several key end markets," said Denise Ramos, chief executive officer and president.
"As we look forward to 2013, we'll continue to build on the strong foundation we developed in 2012 and continue to make progress against our key growth drivers. While we expect the global economic environment to remain uncertain, we will leverage the advantages we gain from our balanced and diversified portfolio and continue our focus on consistent execution and disciplined capital deployment to drive value creation for customers, employees and shareowners."
ITT also announced that in 2013 it will continue to return capital to shareowners by executing up to $75 million of additional share repurchases and increasing its dividend by 10 percent to 10 cents per share. The ITT Board of Directors has approved the cash dividend for the first quarter of 2013, which will be payable on April 1, 2013, to shareowners of record on March 15, 2013.
2012 Full-Year and Fourth-Quarter Business Segment Results
All full-year and quarterly results are compared with the respective prior-year period
Industrial Process designs and manufactures industrial pumps and valves for the oil and gas, chemical, mining and industrial markets.
Full-year total revenue was up 25 percent to $956 million and organic revenue was up 20 percent driven by volume growth across all geographic regions and end-markets, with significant strength coming from North America oil and gas and general industry, global chemical and mining, and the successful integration of Blakers Pump Engineers.
Fourth-quarter 2012 total revenue increased 22 percent to $257 million and organic revenue was up 15 percent as a result of growth in North America in all markets and significant growth in global oil and gas and chemical markets.
For the full year, adjusted segment operating income was up 15 percent to $109 million driven by increased sales volume and net operating productivity, offset by incremental post-spin recurring costs. For the fourth quarter, adjusted operating income for the segment was up 15 percent to $25 million, as net operating productivity more than offset a higher large-project mix and the operational impact of the Bornemann Pumps acquisition.
Motion Technologies designs and manufactures braking technologies and shock absorbers for the automotive and rail markets.
Full-year total revenue for Motion Technologies was down 1 percent to $626 million due to unfavorable foreign currency translation. However, organic revenue was up 6 percent led by market share gains in China and the United States, as well as modest growth in Europe despite difficult European automotive industry conditions.
2012 fourth-quarter total revenue increased 3 percent to $140 million while organic revenue increased 7 percent due to market share gains in global automotive and market growth in the United States and China.
For 2012, adjusted segment operating income was $85 million, down 1 percent from the previous year. Results reflected net operating productivity and volume increases offset by unfavorable foreign currency impacts of $9 million and expenses incurred in the start-up of a new production and research facility in Wuxi, China. Fourth-quarter adjusted operating income was $17 million, a 6 percent decrease as improved volumes and productivity were offset by reduced aftermarket, unfavorable foreign currency impacts of $2 million and expenses incurred in the start-up of a new production and research facility in Wuxi, China.
Interconnect Solutions designs and manufactures connectors and interconnects for the aerospace, industrial and transportation markets.
Full-year 2012 total revenues declined 10 percent to $376 million while organic revenues decreased 8 percent due to declining share in the communication and transportation markets combined with overall connector industry weakness in 2012.
Fourth-quarter 2012 total revenue for Interconnect Solutions declined 8 percent to $92 million with organic revenue declining 7 percent. In the quarter, increases in general industrial connectors and oil and gas connectors were more than offset by overall connector market decreases as well as declines in communication, aerospace and defense connectors.
Full-year adjusted operating income was $15 million, down 63 percent compared with 2011 as benefits from current year restructuring actions were more than offset by lower volumes, unfavorable impacts from sales mix and a prior-year gain on the sale of a product line. Adjusted operating income for the fourth quarter was $6 million, a 21 percent decline, as favorable impacts from restructuring actions taken in 2012 were offset by lower volumes and an unfavorable sales mix.
Control Technologies designs and manufactures products including fuel management, actuation, and noise and energy absorption components for the aerospace and industrial markets.
Full-year total and organic revenue for Control Technologies was down 3 percent to $277 million. However, excluding the impact of a large prior-year rail project, revenue was up 3 percent as strength in aerospace offset weakness in the defense market.
Fourth-quarter 2012 total and organic revenue were flat at $68 million, as increases in commercial aerospace were offset by declines in defense, the impact of the prior-year rail project and general weakness in the European industrial market.
Full-year adjusted segment operating income was up 2 percent to $59 million due primarily to productivity and pricing initiatives offset by unfavorable changes in sales mix. Fourth-quarter adjusted operating income was up 30 percent to $16 million as the result of solid pricing and net operating productivity.
In the fourth quarter of 2012, ITT successfully divested its shape-cutting product lines and recognized a $9 million gain. This divestiture is reported in discontinued operations for all reporting periods.
2013 Preliminary Guidance
The company announced 2013 guidance including a 10 percent mid-point increase in adjusted earnings per share from continuing operations, with a range of $1.80 to $1.90 per share. This range reflects a $0.02 negative impact from the recent currency devaluation in Venezuela.
Total revenue is expected to grow 9 to 11 percent driven by growth in the oil and gas, chemical and industrial markets, share gains in the global automotive market, the impact of the Bornemann Pumps acquisition and emerging market growth, partially offset by weakness in the mining and defense end markets. The company expects emerging market growth will be approximately 15 percent.
ITT also expects solid adjusted segment operating margin growth of 50 basis points due to benefits from restructuring and productivity actions that will more than offset acquisition impacts.
The company expects to increase adjusted EPS from continuing operations by improving productivity and integrating the Bornemann Pumps acquisition, while funding key investments to enhance global capabilities for the oil and gas market and driving Lean transformation activities across its facilities.
Investor Call Today
ITT's senior management will host a conference call for investors today at 9 a.m. EST to review performance and answer questions. The briefing can be monitored live via webcast at the following address on the company's Web site: www.itt.com.
ITT is a diversified leading manufacturer of highly engineered critical components and customized technology solutions for the energy, transportation and industrial markets. Building on its heritage of innovation, ITT partners with its customers to deliver enduring solutions to the key industries that underpin our modern way of life. Founded in 1920, ITT is headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., with employees in more than 35 countries and sales in a total of approximately 125 countries. The company generated 2012 revenues of $2.2 billion. For more information, visit www.itt.com.
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