BERWYN, Pa., July 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE: AME) today announced its financial results for the three month period ended June 30, 2018.
AMETEK's second quarter 2018 sales were a record $1.21 billion, up 14% compared to the second quarter of 2017, with organic sales growth of 7%. Second quarter operating income increased 18% over the same quarter last year to a record $270.1 million. Operating income margins in the second quarter were 22.3%, up 70 basis points versus the prior year. Earnings in the quarter were $0.83 per diluted share, up 28% compared to the prior year period.
"AMETEK's businesses again delivered exceptional results," said David A. Zapico, AMETEK Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Continued strong organic sales growth, contributions from recent acquisitions and outstanding operating performance enabled us to exceed our expectations and deliver robust growth in sales and earnings per share."
Electronic Instruments Group (EIG)
Second quarter EIG sales were a record $744.5 million, up 13% over the same quarter of 2017. Operating income for the quarter was $193.8 million, an 18% increase over the same period last year, and operating margins expanded 110 basis points to 26.0%.
"EIG delivered record-level sales and exceptional operating performance in the quarter. The double-digit sales increase was driven by broad based organic sales growth and contributions from the recent acquisitions. Operating margins increased sharply on higher sales and continued execution of our operational excellence efforts," commented Mr. Zapico.
Electromechanical Group (EMG)
Second quarter sales for EMG were also a record at $464.5 million, up 14% compared to the second quarter of 2017. EMG operating income in the quarter was a record $94.3 million, an 11% increase over the prior year, and operating margins were 20.3% in the quarter.
"EMG also delivered excellent results in the second quarter with double-digit sales growth and a record level of operating income. The sales growth was driven by strong organic growth and contributions from the acquisition of FMH Aerospace," noted Mr. Zapico.
"We are very pleased with the company's performance in the second quarter and through the first half of the year. These results highlight the strength of the AMETEK business model and the success we are having in driving our growth strategies," commented Mr. Zapico.
"Given these strong second quarter results, we are again raising guidance for 2018. We now expect 2018 earnings per diluted share to be in the range of $3.16 to $3.20, up 21% to 23% over 2017's adjusted diluted earnings per share. This is an increase from our previous guidance range of $3.06 to $3.12 per diluted share. We continue to expect overall sales for the year to be up low-double digits on a percentage basis, with organic sales up mid-single digits," he added.
"Overall sales in the third quarter of 2018 are expected to be up high-single digits on a percentage basis versus the prior year period. Third quarter earnings are expected to be in the range of $0.76 to $0.78 per diluted share, up 15% to 18% over the same quarter in 2017," concluded Mr. Zapico.
AMETEK will webcast its second quarter 2018 investor conference call on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, beginning at 8:30 AM ET. The live audio webcast will be available and later archived in the Investors section of www.ametek.com.
AMETEK is a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annualized sales of more than $4.8 billion. AMETEK's Corporate Growth Plan is based on Four Key Strategies: Operational Excellence, Strategic Acquisitions, Global & Market Expansion and New Products. AMETEK's objective is double-digit percentage growth in earnings per share over the business cycle and a superior return on total capital. The common stock of AMETEK is a component of the S&P 500 Index.
Statements in this news release relating to future events, such as AMETEK's expected business and financial performance are "forward-looking statements." Forward-looking statements are subject to various factors and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ significantly from expectations. These factors and uncertainties include AMETEK's ability to consummate and successfully integrate future acquisitions; risks associated with international sales and operations; AMETEK's ability to successfully develop new products, open new facilities or transfer product lines; the price and availability of raw materials; compliance with government regulations, including environmental regulations; changes in the competitive environment or the effects of competition in our markets; the ability to maintain adequate liquidity and financing sources; and general economic conditions affecting the industries we serve. A detailed discussion of these and other factors that may affect our future results is contained in AMETEK's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent reports on Form 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K. AMETEK disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements.
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