Parker Sales For 4Q Up 1.3%

Fiscal 2014 second quarter sales increased 1.3% to $3.11 billion, compared with $3.07 billion in the prior year quarter. Organic growth was 3.1%, which excludes an increase of 0.3% from acquisitions, a decrease of 0.7% from foreign currency translation, and a decrease of 1.4% from a joint venture agreement with GE Aviation.

Cleveland, OH - Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, reported results for the fiscal 2014 second quarter ended December 31, 2013. Fiscal 2014 second quarter sales increased 1.3 percent to $3.11 billion, compared with $3.07 billion in the prior year quarter. Organic growth was 3.1 percent, which excludes an increase of 0.3 percent from acquisitions, a decrease of 0.7 percent from foreign currency translation, and a decrease of 1.4 percent from a joint venture agreement with GE Aviation. Fiscal 2014 second quarter as reported net income was $253.4 million, or $1.66 earnings per diluted share compared with $181.1 million or $1.19 earnings per diluted share in the prior year quarter. Adjusted net income for the fiscal 2014 second quarter was $189.9 million, or $1.24 earnings per diluted share. Fiscal 2014 second quarter adjusted net income and earnings per diluted share exclude asset write downs and a previously announced gain associated with a joint venture agreement between Parker Aerospace and GE Aviation. A reconciliation of as reported net income and earnings per diluted share to adjusted net income and earnings per diluted share is included with the financial tables attached to this news release.

Cash flow from operations was $540.1 million or 8.5 percent of sales for the first six months of fiscal 2014 compared with $347.3 million or 5.5 percent of sales in the prior year period. Excluding a discretionary contribution to the company's pension plan of $75 million for the first six months of fiscal 2014 cash flow from operations was 9.7 percent of sales.

"Earnings on an adjusted basis were ahead of what we expected for this quarter as we continue to perform well operationally," said Chairman, CEO and President, Don Washkewicz. "With continued positive order growth and modestly improved macro-economic trends, we remain optimistic about stronger operating performance in the second half of fiscal year 2014."

Segment Results

Diversified Industrial Segment: North American second quarter sales increased 0.6 percent to $1.33 billion, and operating income was $200.6 million compared with $190.4 million in the same period a year ago. International second quarter sales increased 4.7 percent to $1.28 billion, and operating income was $134.2 million compared with $125.0 million in the same period a year ago.

Aerospace Systems Segment: Second quarter sales decreased 4.7 percent to $503.8 million, reflecting the impact of the previously announced joint venture between Parker Aerospace and GE Aviation, and operating income was $45.0 million compared with $52.2 million in the same period a year ago.

Orders

Parker reported an increase of 5 percent in orders for the quarter ending December 31, 2013, compared with the same quarter a year ago.

The company reported the following orders by business:

-- Orders increased 3 percent in the Diversified Industrial North America businesses compared with the same quarter a year ago.

-- Orders increased 6 percent in the Diversified Industrial International businesses compared with the same quarter a year ago.

-- Orders increased 7 percent in the Aerospace Systems segment on a rolling 12-month average basis.

Outlook

For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, the company has provided guidance for adjusted earnings per diluted share in the range of $6.20 to $6.60. Fiscal 2014 adjusted earnings guidance includes previously announced restructuring expenses of approximately $0.47 per diluted share, but does not include the following non-recurring items: a gain of $1.68 per diluted share associated with the previously announced joint venture agreement between Parker Aerospace and GE Aviation and asset write downs of $1.26 earnings per diluted share recorded in the quarter ended December 31, 2013. Restructuring expenses were $0.07 per diluted share in the second quarter of fiscal 2014 and $0.13 per diluted share year-to-date.

Washkewicz added, "Operationally, our outlook is essentially unchanged. We are optimistic that modestly improved macro-economic trends will continue and anticipate that we will deliver another strong year."

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