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Earnings Details
3rd Quarter July 2019
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 4:30:00 PM
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Summary

Nordson Misses

Nordson (NDSN) reported 3rd Quarter July 2019 earnings of $1.62 per share on revenue of $559.7 million. The consensus earnings estimate was $1.80 per share on revenue of $588.1 million. The Earnings Whisper number was $1.81 per share. Revenue fell 3.7% compared to the same quarter a year ago.

The company said it expects fiscal 2019 revenue of approximately $2.21 billion or modestly higher. The current consensus estimate is revenue of $2.24 billion for the year ending October 31, 2019.

Nordson Corp engineers, manufactures and markets differentiated products and systems used for adhesive, coating, sealant and biomaterial dispensing, fluid management, testing and inspection, curing, and surface treatment.

Results
Reported Earnings
$1.62
Earnings Whisper
$1.81
Consensus Estimate
$1.80
Reported Revenue
$559.7 Mil
Revenue Estimate
$588.1 Mil
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
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Earnings Release

Nordson Corporation Reports Fiscal Year 2019 Third Quarter Results

  • Sales were $560 million
  • Operating profit was $130 million, or 23 percent of sales
  • EBITDA was $158 million, or 28 percent of sales
  • GAAP diluted EPS was $1.62

WESTLAKE, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nordson Corporation (Nasdaq: NDSN) today reported results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2019. For the quarter ended July 31, 2019, sales were $560 million, which was a decrease of 4 percent compared to the prior year’s third quarter sales of $581 million. This change in third quarter 2019 sales included a decrease of 2 percent organic volume and a decrease of 2 percent related to the unfavorable effects of currency translation as compared to the prior year’s third quarter. Growth in the quarter related to the first year effect of the fiscal 2018 acquisition of Clada Medical Devices and the 2019 acquisition of Optical Control GmbH was not significant.

In the third quarter of fiscal year 2019, reported operating profit was $130 million, net income was $94 million, and GAAP diluted earnings per share were $1.62. These results include approximately $1.4 million of one-time charges associated with restructuring and the step-up in value of acquired inventory. Prior year third quarter operating profit, net income and GAAP diluted earnings per share were $138 million, $95 million and $1.61, respectively. Prior year results include approximately $1.5 million of restructuring charges. A reconciliation of GAAP diluted earnings per share to adjusted diluted earnings per share and calculations for EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, free cash flow before dividends, and adjusted free cash flow before dividends are included in the attached financial exhibits.

Commenting on the third quarter of fiscal year 2019 performance, Michael F. Hilton, President and Chief Executive Officer through July 31, 2019, and now Senior Advisor to the Company, said, “The third quarter was weaker than expected, primarily impacted by the ongoing uncertainty related to the international trade dispute and its effect on customer investments. The softness in product lines serving electronics end markets and those within the Industrial Coatings Segment offset solid organic growth in our Adhesives Dispensing segment and the non-electronics product lines within the Advanced Technology segment. The Industrial Coatings segment sales volume was impacted by some customers moving deliveries into the fourth quarter, so we are expecting a strong fourth quarter from this segment. Even with this decline in total company sales in the quarter and the pressure from tariffs, the Nordson team held adjusted operating margin, which excludes one-time charges in both years, equal to the prior year.”

Third Quarter Segment Results

Adhesive Dispensing Systems sales increased 2 percent compared to the prior year’s third quarter, inclusive of an increase in organic volume of 4 percent and a decrease of 2 percent related to the unfavorable effects of currency translation as compared to the prior year. Reported operating margin in the segment was 31 percent in the quarter.

Advanced Technology Systems sales decreased 5 percent compared to the prior year’s third quarter, inclusive of a decrease in organic volume of 4 percent and a decrease of 1 percent related to the unfavorable effects of currency translation as compared to the prior year. In the third quarter of 2019, reported operating margin in the segment was 21 percent.

Industrial Coating Systems sales decreased 18 percent compared to the prior year’s third quarter, inclusive of a decrease in organic volume of 17 percent and a decrease of 1 percent related to the unfavorable effects of currency translation as compared to the prior year. Reported operating margin in the segment was 19 percent in the quarter.

Detailed results by operating segment and geography are included in the attached financial exhibits.

Backlog

Backlog for the quarter ended July 31, 2019 was $431 million, an increase of 3 percent compared to the same period a year ago. Impact from the Clada Medical Devices acquisition in fiscal 2018 and the fiscal 2019 acquisition of Optical Control GmbH was not significant. Backlog amounts are calculated at July 31, 2019 exchange rates.

Outlook

For the full year fiscal 2019, the company now expects flat to modest organic sales growth and unfavorable foreign currency effects of approximately 2 percent on sales as compared to the prior year. The company will remain focused on continuous improvement initiatives to offset costs and weaker than expected sales growth in order to hold or modestly improve operating margin and EBITDA margin against prior year’s performance.

Commenting on the company’s fiscal 2019 outlook, Hilton said, “As we approach the end of our fiscal year, the effect of recent macroeconomic trends has had a more significant impact than most anticipated, particularly on electronics end markets. That said, the strength of our position as a valued solutions provider to our customers combined with the diversity of our end markets gives us confidence that we will continue to drive organic growth going forward.”

Hilton continued, “On August 1, we welcomed Sundaram Nagarajan as Nordson’s new President and Chief Executive Officer. Naga hit the ground running, already traveling and getting to know our business. I believe he is the right fit to lead Nordson to continued success. It has been an honor to lead this great company, and I would like to thank our employees, shareholders and customers for their support over the past ten years.”

Nordson management will provide additional commentary on these results and outlook during a conference call Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. eastern time which can be accessed at https://investors.nordson.com. For persons unable to listen to the live broadcast, a replay will be available for 14 days after the event. Information about Nordson’s investor relations and shareholder services is available from Lara Mahoney, Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications at (440) 414-5639 or lara.mahoney@nordson.com.

Except for historical information and comparisons contained herein, statements included in this release may constitute “forward-looking statements,” as defined by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors, as discussed in the company’s filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that could cause actual results to differ.

Nordson Corporation engineers, manufactures and markets differentiated products and systems used for the precision dispensing of adhesives, coatings, sealants, biomaterials, polymers, plastics and other materials, fluid management, test and inspection, UV curing and plasma surface treatment, all supported by application expertise and direct global sales and service. Nordson serves a wide variety of consumer non-durable, durable and technology end markets including packaging, nonwovens, electronics, medical, appliances, energy, transportation, construction, and general product assembly and finishing. Founded in 1954 and headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, the company has operations and support offices in more than 35 countries. Visit Nordson on the web at http://www.nordson.com, @Nordson_Corp, or www.facebook.com/nordson.

NORDSON CORPORATION

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

(Dollars in thousands except for per-share amounts)

 
THIRD QUARTER PERIOD
Period Ended July 31, 2019
(Unaudited)
 
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF INCOME(1)

Third Quarter

 

Year-to-Date

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

 
Sales

$

559,746

 

$

581,243

 

$

1,608,775

 

$

1,685,373

 

Cost of sales

 

257,123

 

 

260,767

 

 

735,647

 

 

756,909

 

Selling & administrative expenses

 

172,347

 

 

182,934

 

 

529,675

 

 

542,680

 

 
Operating profit

 

130,276

 

 

137,542

 

 

343,453

 

 

385,784

 

 
Interest expense - net

 

(10,989

)

 

(13,409

)

 

(35,085

)

 

(36,345

)

Other income (expense) - net

 

210

 

 

(1,438

)

 

(4,546

)

 

(5,107

)

 
Income before income taxes

 

119,497

 

 

122,695

 

 

303,822

 

 

344,332

 

Income taxes

 

25,569

 

 

27,811

 

 

69,404

 

 

53,658

 

 
Net Income

$

93,928

 

$

94,884

 

$

234,418

 

$

290,674

 

 
 
 
Return on sales

 

17

%

 

16

%

 

15

%

 

17

%

Return on average shareholders' equity

 

25

%

 

27

%

 

21

%

 

30

%

 
 
 
 
Average common shares outstanding (000's)

 

57,395

 

 

58,053

 

 

57,463

 

 

57,931

 

Average common shares and common share equivalents (000's)

 

58,117

 

 

58,912

 

 

58,183

 

 

58,910

 

 
Per share:
 
Basic earnings

$

1.64

 

$

1.63

 

$

4.08

 

$

5.02

 

Diluted earnings

$

1.62

 

$

1.61

 

$

4.03

 

$

4.93

 

 
Dividends paid

$

.35

 

$

.30

 

$

1.05

 

$

.90

 

 
Total dividends

$

20,086

 

$

17,412

 

$

60,325

 

$

52,109

 

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET

July 31

 

October 31

2019

 

2018

 
Cash and marketable securities

$

147,845

$

95,678

Receivables

 

499,981

 

491,423

Inventories

 

282,614

 

264,477

Other current assets

 

50,300

 

32,524

Total current assets

 

980,740

 

884,102

 
Property, plant & equipment - net

 

392,034

 

386,666

Other assets

 

2,118,764

 

2,150,244

$

3,491,538

$

3,421,012

 
Notes payable and debt due within one year

$

168,734

$

28,734

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

 

275,488

 

321,546

Total current liabilities

 

444,222

 

350,280

 
Long-term debt

 

1,179,872

 

1,285,357

Other liabilities

 

320,556

 

334,634

Total shareholders' equity

 

1,546,888

 

1,450,741

$

3,491,538

$

3,421,012

 
 
 
Other information:
 
 
Employees

 

7,554

 

7,536

 
Common shares outstanding (000's)

 

57,488

 

58,037

(1) Results for the three and nine months ended July 31, 2018 have been revised to reflect the retrospective adoption of Accounting Standards Update No. 2017-07, Compensation — Retirement Benefits (Topic 715): Improving the Presentation of Net Periodic Pension Cost and Net Periodic Postretirement Cost ("ASU 2017-07"). The adoption of ASU 2017-07 resulted in a net increase to previously reported operating income of $2.0 million & $5.8 million for the three and nine months ended July 31, 2018, respectively, and a corresponding increase of $2.0 million & $5.8 million to other expense for the three and nine months ended July 31, 2018, respectively, with no net impact to net income or earnings per share.

NORDSON CORPORATION

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

(Dollars in thousands)

 
THIRD QUARTER PERIOD
Period Ended July 31, 2019
(Unaudited)
 

Third Quarter

 

% Growth over 2018

 

Year-to-Date

% Growth over 2018

SALES BY BUSINESS SEGMENT

2019

 

2018

 

Volume

 

Currency

 

Total

 

2019

 

2018

 

Volume

 

Currency

 

Total

 
 
Adhesive dispensing systems

$

248,983

 

$

244,728

 

3.7

%

-2.0

%

1.7

%

$

697,223

 

$

704,367

 

2.2

%

-3.2

%

-1.0

%

Advanced technology systems

 

253,098

 

 

266,595

 

-3.9

%

-1.2

%

-5.1

%

 

736,850

 

 

789,135

 

-5.0

%

-1.6

%

-6.6

%

Industrial coating systems

 

57,665

 

 

69,920

 

-16.7

%

-0.8

%

-17.5

%

 

174,702

 

 

191,871

 

-7.2

%

-1.7

%

-8.9

%

 
Total sales by business segment

$

559,746

 

$

581,243

 

-2.2

%

-1.5

%

-3.7

%

$

1,608,775

 

$

1,685,373

 

-2.2

%

-2.3

%

-4.5

%

 
 

Third Quarter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year-to-Date

OPERATING PROFIT BY BUSINESS SEGMENT(1)

2019

 

2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2019

 

2018

 
Adhesive dispensing systems

$

77,689

 

$

69,268

 

$

196,594

 

$

193,595

 

Advanced technology systems

 

53,562

 

 

67,466

 

 

150,882

 

 

193,649

 

Industrial coating systems

 

11,122

 

 

15,633

 

 

33,108

 

 

38,228

 

Corporate

 

(12,097

)

 

(14,825

)

 

(37,131

)

 

(39,688

)

 
Total operating profit by business segment

$

130,276

 

$

137,542

 

$

343,453

 

$

385,784

 

 
 

Third Quarter

 

% Growth over 2018

 

Year-to-Date

% Growth over 2018

SALES BY GEOGRAPHIC REGION

2019

 

2018

 

Volume

 

Currency

 

Total

 

2019

 

2018

 

Volume

 

Currency

 

Total

 
United States

$

190,460

 

$

191,512

 

-0.5

%

-

 

-0.5

%

$

551,510

 

$

536,164

 

2.9

%

-

 

2.9

%

Americas

 

47,040

 

 

38,911

 

21.5

%

-0.6

%

20.9

%

 

123,159

 

 

112,149

 

11.7

%

-1.9

%

9.8

%

Europe

 

143,449

 

 

150,710

 

-1.0

%

-3.8

%

-4.8

%

 

425,650

 

 

447,384

 

0.6

%

-5.5

%

-4.9

%

Japan

 

30,488

 

 

28,367

 

5.9

%

1.6

%

7.5

%

 

89,566

 

 

127,266

 

-29.2

%

-0.4

%

-29.6

%

Asia Pacific

 

148,309

 

 

171,743

 

-11.7

%

-1.9

%

-13.6

%

 

418,890

 

 

462,410

 

-6.9

%

-2.5

%

-9.4

%

 
Total Sales by Geographic Region

$

559,746

 

$

581,243

 

-2.2

%

-1.5

%

-3.7

%

$

1,608,775

 

$

1,685,373

 

-2.2

%

-2.3

%

-4.5

%

(1) Results for the three and nine months ended July 31, 2018 have been revised to reflect the retrospective adoption of ASU 2017-07.

NORDSON CORPORATION

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

(Dollars in thousands except for per-share amounts)

 
THIRD QUARTER ENDED
Period Ended July 31, 2019
(Unaudited)
 
EBITDA

Third Quarter

 

Year-to-Date

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

 
Net income

$

93,928

$

94,884

$

234,418

$

290,674

Adjustments:
Depreciation and amortization expense

 

27,843

 

27,321

 

83,331

 

81,037

Interest expense, net

 

10,989

 

13,409

 

35,085

 

36,345

Income taxes

 

25,569

 

27,811

 

69,404

 

53,658

EBITDA

$

158,329

$

163,425

$

422,238

$

461,714

Adjustments:
Acquisition costs and adjustments (1)

 

188

 

-

 

188

 

3,484

EBITDA As Adjusted

$

158,517

$

163,425

$

422,426

$

465,198

 
EBITDA per diluted share

$

2.72

$

2.77

$

7.26

$

7.84

EBITDA As Adjusted per diluted share

$

2.73

$

2.77

$

7.26

$

7.90

(1) Represents costs and adjustments associated with our 2019 and 2018 acquisitions, including accounting adjustments to inventory that were charged to cost of sales when the inventory was sold; transaction-related costs comprising of acquisition fees, legal, financial and tax due diligence expenses; and valuation costs that are required to be expensed as incurred.

EBITDA, EBITDA As Adjusted, EBITDA per diluted share and EBITDA As Adjusted per diluted share are non-GAAP financial measures used by management to evaluate the Company's ongoing operations. EBITDA is defined as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization and EBITDA As Adjusted is defined as EBITDA plus certain acquisition costs and adjustments. EBITDA per diluted share is defined as EBITDA divided by the Company's diluted weighted average shares outstanding. EBITDA As Adjusted per diluted share is defined as EBITDA As Adjusted divided by the Company's diluted weighted average shares outstanding.

Third Quarter

 

Year-to-Date

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

 
Diluted EPS as reported (U.S. GAAP)

$

1.62

 

$

1.61

 

$

4.03

 

$

4.93

 

 
Short-term inventory purchase accounting adjustments

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

0.04

 

Severance and restructuring

 

0.02

 

 

0.02

 

 

0.04

 

 

0.05

 

U.S. Tax Reform discrete item

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

0.08

 

 

(0.37

)

Other discrete tax items

 

(0.02

)

 

(0.03

)

 

(0.07

)

 

(0.15

)

 
Diluted EPS as adjusted (Non-GAAP)

$

1.62

 

$

1.60

 

$

4.08

 

$

4.50

 

Adjusted EPS is not a measurement of financial performance under GAAP, and should not be considered as an alternative to EPS determined in accordance with GAAP. Management believes that EPS as adjusted to exclude the items in the table above assist in understanding the results of Nordson Corporation. Amounts may not add due to rounding.
Free Cash Flow Before Dividends

Third Quarter

 

Year-to-Date

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

 
Net income

$

93,928

 

$

94,884

 

$

234,418

 

$

290,674

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

27,843

 

 

27,321

 

 

83,331

 

 

81,037

 

Other non-cash charges

 

4,202

 

 

3,934

 

 

14,699

 

 

(29,269

)

Changes in operating assets and liabilities

 

(51,454

)

 

4,477

 

 

(96,017

)

 

485

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

74,519

 

 

130,616

 

 

236,431

 

 

342,927

 

 
Additions to property, plant and equipment

 

(19,399

)

 

(12,923

)

 

(46,002

)

 

(45,972

)

Proceeds from the sale of property, plant and equipment

 

53

 

 

64

 

 

1,037

 

 

299

 

 
Free cash flow before dividends

$

55,173

 

$

117,757

 

$

191,466

 

$

297,254

 

 
Adjustments:
Acquisition costs and adjustments, net of tax(1)

 

146

 

 

-

 

 

146

 

 

2,630

 

Free cash flow before dividends, adjusted

$

55,319

 

$

117,757

 

$

191,612

 

$

299,884

 

(1) Represents costs and adjustments associated with our 2019 and 2018 acquisitions, including accounting adjustments to inventory that were charged to cost of sales when the inventory was sold; transaction-related costs comprising of acquisition fees, legal, financial and tax due diligence expenses; and valuation costs that are required to be expensed as incurred.

Free cash flow before dividends, a non-GAAP financial measure, is defined as net cash provided by operating activities less purchased property, plant and equipment and proceeds from the sale of property, plant and equipment. It is a financial measure used by management to assess its ability to generate cash in excess of its operating needs. Therefore, the Company believes this financial measure provides useful information to investors. Free cash flow before dividends is not a measure of financial performance under GAAP and should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for, operating cash flows or other financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. Our calculations of non-GAAP measures may not be comparable to the calculations of similarly titled measures reported by other companies.

 

Lara Mahoney
Vice President,
Investor Relations & Corporate Communications
440.414.5639
Lara.Mahoney@nordson.com

Source: Nordson Corporation