SWORDS, Ireland - Ingersoll-Rand plc, a world leader in creating and sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments, today reported diluted earnings per share (EPS) from continuing operations of $0.57 for the third quarter of 2013.
The company reported net earnings of $165.9 million, or EPS of $0.56, for the third quarter of 2013. Third-quarter net earnings included $168.4 million, or EPS of $0.57 from continuing operations, as well as $(2.5) million, or a loss per share of $(0.01) from discontinued operations. This compares with net earnings of $321.6 million, or EPS of $1.03, for the 2012 third quarter. Results for the third quarter of 2013 included $173 million, or $0.59 per share related to: (1) restructuring and one-time charges related to the spin-off of the security business; (2) impairment charges related to security operations in the European region; and (3) the redemption premium expense for early debt retirement. The prior year quarter included $2 million of restructuring costs equal to $0.01 per share. Before these items, third-quarter 2013 adjusted EPS from continuing operations was $1.16, including a gain of $0.03 per share from a property sale. (see attached tables for additional details)
“We realized revenue growth and earnings per share above our guidance, and continued to deliver excellent operating leverage in the quarter,” said Michael W. Lamach, chairman and chief executive officer. “Thanks to our dedicated employees throughout the world, we continue to advance our operating system and capabilities reflected in our ability to capture growth in key markets, while delivering on our productivity and pricing initiatives. In addition to the solid execution in the quarter, we were able to fulfill key milestones necessary to complete the spin of Allegion prior to year-end, including the completion of a successful debt offering and the announcement of the final key leadership positions.”
Additional Highlights from the 2013 Third Quarter
Revenues: The company’s reported revenues increased by 4 percent to $3,749 million, compared with revenues of $3,593 million for the 2012 third quarter. Total U.S. revenues were up by 5 percent compared to 2012, and revenues from international operations increased by 3 percent (up 3 percent excluding currency).
Operating Margin: The third-quarter operating margin was 10.0 percent compared with 12.5 percent in 2012. Adjusted for restructuring and one-time charges and impairment, the operating margin for the third quarter 2013 was 14.0 percent, up by 1.4 percentage points on a comparable basis with 2012. Excluding a $21.5 million gain (EPS of +$0.03) from a property sale related to a manufacturing footprint consolidation, third-quarter 2013 adjusted operating margin improved by 80 basis points year-over-year. The year-over-year margin improvement was due to increased volume, productivity initiatives and improved pricing, which was partially offset by inflation and an increase in investment spending.
Interest Expense and Other Income/Expense: Interest expense of $103 million for the third quarter included a debt redemption premium expense of $46 million from the early retirement of Senior Notes due in 2013 and 2014. Excluding the one-time redemption cost, interest expense declined by $3 million compared with the same quarter last year. Other income totaled $6.0 million for the third quarter of 2013, compared with $17.4 million of income for the 2012 third quarter.
Impairment Charge: During the third quarter of 2013, the company performed impairment testing that indicated the estimated fair value of the EMEIA reporting unit of the Security Technologies segment was less than its carrying value. Consequently, the company recorded a non-cash, after-tax goodwill impairment charge of $106.2 million for the three months ended September 30, 2013. This charge had no impact on cash flow.
Taxes: Excluding restructuring, impairment costs and one-time items, the company had an effective tax rate of 25 percent for the third quarter of 2013. The effective rate for the third quarter of 2012 was 16 percent. During the third quarter of 2012, the company recorded a net discrete tax benefit of approximately $29 million, primarily resulting from the consolidation of legal entities outside the United States.
Third-Quarter Business Review
[ Note: Adjusted margins for 2012 and 2013 exclude restructuring and other one-time costs – see attached tables for additional details]
Climate Solutions delivers energy-efficient solutions globally and includes Trane, which provides heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and commercial building services, parts, support and controls; and Thermo King, the leader in transport temperature control solutions. Revenues for the third quarter of 2013 were $2,026 million and increased by 4 percent compared with the third quarter of 2012. Bookings increased by 7 percent year-over-year.
On a year-over-year basis, total commercial HVAC revenues increased by a low-single digit percentage with a mid-single digit percentage increase in equipment revenues and a low-single digit increase in revenues for parts, service and solutions. Commercial HVAC revenues increased slightly in the Americas and increased by a mid-teens percentage in Europe and by a mid-single digit percentage in Asia during the quarter compared with last year. Third-quarter 2013 HVAC bookings reflect a high-single digit increase compared with last year, with gains in all geographic regions.
Total Thermo King refrigerated transport revenues increased by a high-single digit percentage in the third quarter compared with last year with revenue gains in both the Americas and in Europe. Bookings increased by a mid-single digit percentage in the third quarter of 2013.
Third-quarter 2013 segment operating margin was 13.8 percent (13.9 percent adjusted margin). The adjusted margin improved by 1.1 percentage points year-over-year due to higher volumes, pricing and productivity actions, partially offset by inflation and higher investment spending.
Industrial Technologies provides products, services and solutions to enhance customers’ productivity, energy efficiency and operations. Products include compressed air systems, tools, fluid power products, and golf and utility vehicles. Total revenues in the third quarter of $722 million increased by 3 percent compared with the third quarter of 2012. Bookings increased by 2 percent compared with 2012. Air and productivity revenues increased slightly, as volume declines in the Americas were offset by gains in Europe.
Club Car revenues increased by mid-teens percentages compared with the third quarter of 2012, with gains in both golf car and utility vehicle sales.
Third-quarter segment operating margin for Industrial Technologies was 16.1 percent (16.2 percent adjusted margin). The adjusted margin increased by 90 basis points year-over-year as the benefits from improved productivity, pricing and higher volumes were partially offset by the impact of inflation.
Residential Solutions includes the Trane and Schlage brands, which deliver safety, comfort and efficiency to homeowners throughout the Americas. Products, services and solutions include mechanical and electronic locks, HVAC systems, indoor air quality solutions, and controls and remote home management systems. Third-quarter 2013 revenues were $609 million, an increase of 9 percent compared with 2012. Third-quarter 2013 results included approximately $16 million of revenues from a product line transferred from the Security Technologies segment. Adjusting for the product line transfer, third-quarter revenues increased by 6 percent, on a comparable basis with 2012. Third-quarter 2013 bookings increased by a high-teens percentage on a comparable basis with 2012 from strong gains in both HVAC and security products.
Total residential security revenues were up by a mid-teens percentage on a comparable basis with 2012 as a result of sales gains from the new residential builder market and “big box” customers in the United States, and from strong growth in South America. Residential HVAC revenues increased by a mid-single digit percentage compared with the third quarter of 2012 with volume gains in all major product categories.
Third-quarter 2013 segment operating margin was 10.8 percent (10.8 percent adjusted margin). The adjusted margin increased by 2.7 percentage points year-over-year due to higher volumes, pricing and productivity gains, which were partly offset by negative mix and inflation.
Security Technologies is a leading global supplier of commercial security products and services. The segment’s market-leading products include mechanical and electronic security solutions, biometric and access-control systems, and security and time and attendance scheduling software.
Third-quarter revenues of $392 million were flat (up by 5 percent on a comparable basis, adjusting for the product line transferred to the Residential Solutions segment) compared with the third quarter of 2012. Revenues in the Americas were up mid-single digit percentages. Revenues in Europe and Asia both increased by a low-single digit percentage on a comparable basis with 2012. Third-quarter 2013 bookings increased by a mid-single digit percentage on a comparable basis with last year, with gains in all major geographic regions.
Third-quarter segment operating margin was 26.5 percent (26.7 percent adjusted). The adjusted segment operating margin increased by 5.2 percentage points due to a $21.5 million gain from a property sale in China, higher productivity and improved pricing, which were partially offset by inflation and increased investments.
At the end of the third quarter, working capital was 3.4 percent of revenues, compared with 3.9 percent in 2012. Cash balances and total debt balances were $1.1 billion and $3.5 billion, respectively.
During the third quarter, the company repurchased approximately 5 million shares for approximately $320 million as part of a $2 billion program approved by the board of directors in December 2012. The company expects to complete this repurchase program by the end of the first quarter of 2014.
Spinoff of Commercial and Residential Security Businesses
On December 10, the company announced that its board of directors unanimously approved a plan to spin off its commercial and residential security businesses. The company expects the spinoff, which is intended to be tax free to shareholders, to be completed prior to year-end 2013. The new security company is named Allegion. Allegion is an Irish plc and will trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker ALLE.
For comparison purposes, the 2013 forecast is based on the current Ingersoll Rand business structure, with four current operating sectors in place for the full 12 months of 2013. Based on expected market activity for the remainder of the year, the company expects revenues for the full-year 2013 to be in the range of $14.3 billion to $14.4 billion. Full-year adjusted EPS from continuing operations is expected to be in the range of $3.55 to $3.60. Full-year reported EPS is expected to be $2.34 to $2.39 and includes: costs related to the spinoff of the Allegion security businesses and restructuring expenses expected to be approximately $0.70 per share; costs related to the early retirement of debt equal to $0.15 per share; and asset impairment costs from the Security Technologies segment equal to $0.36 per share. The forecast includes an ongoing tax rate of 23 percent for continuing operations and an average diluted share count for the full year of approximately 298 million shares. Available cash flow for full-year 2013 is expected to approximate $1.1 billion, excluding the debt retirement costs, impairment costs and restructuring expenses and costs related to the spinoff of the security business.
Fourth-quarter 2013 revenues are expected to be in the range of $3.5 billion to $3.6 billion. Adjusted EPS from continuing operations for the fourth quarter of 2013 are expected to be in the range of $0.85 to $0.90, with reported EPS of $0.45 to $0.50 including security business spinoff and restructuring costs expected to be approximately $0.40 per share. The fourth-quarter forecast reflects an ongoing tax rate of 23 percent for continuing operations and an average diluted share count of approximately 294 million shares.