- Second-quarter adjusted earnings per share (EPS) excluding restructuring, a tax charge and acquisition-related inventory step-up costs was $1.20; reported EPS from continuing operations was $0.31
- Revenues were $3.6 billion in the second quarter. Organic revenues (excluding acquisitions and currency) were up 3 percent compared with 2014
- Adjusted operating margin of 13.0 percent excluding restructuring and acquisition-related inventory step-up costs; Q2 2015 reported operating margin of 12.6 percent
- Full-year 2015 adjusted EPS from continuing operations forecast, excluding restructuring and other one-time costs, unchanged at $3.66 to $3.81; GAAP EPS from continuing operations forecast of $2.59 to $2.74
Ingersoll-Rand plc (NYSE:IR), a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, today reported diluted earnings per share (EPS) from continuing operations of $0.31 for the second quarter of 2015.
The company reported net earnings of $78.9 million, or EPS of $0.29, for the second quarter of 2015. Second-quarter net earnings included $83.0 million, or EPS of $0.31, from continuing operations, as well as a net loss of $(4.1) million, or EPS of $(0.02), from discontinued operations. Results for the second quarter of 2015 also included a number of charges totaling $241.4 million after tax (collectively the “Q2 2015 charges”), or EPS of $(0.89):
- a $(226.6) million charge to income tax expense, or EPS of $(0.84), related to the resolution of certain tax disputes previously disclosed by the company – see page #3 for additional details;
- a $(12.7) million pre-tax charge, or EPS of $(0.04), from inventory step-up costs related to acquisitions; and
- $(3.8) million of pre-tax restructuring charges, or EPS of $(0.01).
Excluding the Q2 2015 charges, 2015 adjusted EPS from continuing operations was $1.20. This compares with net earnings from continuing operations of $310.6 million, or EPS of $1.13, for the second quarter of 2014. Second-quarter 2014 net earnings were $306.0 million, or EPS of $1.12, including a net loss of ($4.6) million, or EPS of $(0.01), from discontinued operations.
“We saw relative strength across our Climate Segment, while markets in our Industrial Segment were softer than expected. We saw signs of stabilization in recent weeks and are increasing productivity in the businesses where we see continued market weakness,” said Michael W. Lamach, chairman and chief executive officer. “Despite declining industrial markets in the quarter and economic pressure in Asia and Latin America, we continued to grow revenue and delivered EPS at the midpoint of our guidance. We remain committed to the strategy that we’ve executed consistently over the past five years, which will continue to deliver long-term shareholder value and benefit to our customers and employees around the world.”
Additional Highlights from the 2015 Second Quarter
Revenues: The company’s reported revenues increased 2 percent to $3,600 million, compared with revenues of $3,543 million for the 2014 second quarter. Revenues, excluding acquisitions and currency, increased 3 percent compared with last year. U.S. revenues were up 5 percent on an organic basis (excluding acquisitions) compared to 2014 and revenues from international operations decreased 9 percent (down 1 percent, excluding currency and acquisitions).
Operating Margin: Adjusted for restructuring and acquisition-related inventory step-up costs, the operating margin for the second quarter of 2015 was 13.0 percent, compared with the operating margin for the second quarter of 2014 of 13.1 percent. The slightly lower year-over-year margin was due to price and gains from productivity initiatives offset by non-material inflation, negative currency, an increase in investment spending and the impact of the initial year of results from the Cameron Centrifugal Compression acquisition. The second-quarter reported operating margin was 12.6 percent, compared with 13.1 percent in 2014.
Interest Expense and Other Income/Expense: Interest expense was $55.8 million for the second quarter of 2015 compared with $53.0 million in the same period last year due to higher average debt balances. Other income totaled $22.0 million for the second quarter of 2015, compared with $8.6 million of income for the 2014 second quarter, primarily due to insurance settlements on asbestos-related matters.
Taxes: The company had an adjusted effective tax rate of approximately 25 percent in the second quarter of 2015. The effective rate for the second quarter of 2014 was also approximately 25 percent.
On July 17, 2015, the company entered into an agreement with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to resolve all disputes related to intercompany debt incurred from the Company’s 2001 reorganization and any similar issues related to other intercompany debt outstanding during the 2002-2011 period and all related issues including the issue of recharacterized distributions. The resolution must be reported to the Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation (the “JCT”) for review and cannot be finalized until the IRS considers the views, if any, expressed by the JCT about the matter.
In connection with this resolution, the Company recognized a charge of $226.6 million to income tax expense in the second quarter of 2015 and will have a net cash outflow in the second half of 2015 of approximately $375 million, consisting of the $230 million in tax and $145 million of net interest.
Second-Quarter Business Review
The Climate Segment delivers energy-efficient solutions globally and includes Trane® and American Standard® Heating and Air Conditioning, which provides heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and commercial and residential building services, parts, support and controls; and Thermo King®, the leader in transport temperature control solutions. Revenues for the second quarter of 2015 were $2,816 million and increased 2 percent (up 6 percent ex-currency) compared with the second quarter of 2014. Bookings increased 3 percent (up 6 percent ex-currency), year-over-year.
On a year-over-year basis, HVAC revenues increased by a low-single digit percentage. Excluding the impact of currency, HVAC revenues increased by a mid-single digit percentage, led by a mid-teens increase in the North American applied business. Excluding currency, HVAC revenues in North America increased by a mid-single digit percentage in the quarter compared with last year and increased by a high-single digit percentage in Europe and Middle East. In Residential HVAC, revenues to owned-distribution were up double digits while shipments to independent distribution were down double digits due to timing of inventory re-stocking. We have seen strong restocking orders by independents in June and continuing thus far in July.
HVAC revenues, excluding currency, increased by a mid-single digit percentage in Latin America and revenues in Asia were down by a low-single digit percentage in the second quarter compared with last year. Second-quarter 2015 HVAC bookings reflect a mid-single digit percentage increase (high-single digits ex-currency) compared with last year.
Total Thermo King refrigerated transport revenues increased by a low-single digit percentage (high-single digits ex-currency) in the second quarter compared with last year due to mid-teens growth in North America and low-single digits organic growth in Europe. Bookings declined by a high-single digit percentage (down slightly ex-currency) in the second quarter of 2015 with organic order gains in North America offset by declines in Europe, Latin America and Asia.
Second-quarter 2015 segment operating margin was 14.3 percent (14.4 percent adjusted operating margin), compared with 14.2 percent last year. The year-over-year margin improvement was due to higher volumes and productivity, partially offset by inflation, negative currency and higher investment spending.
The Industrial Segment delivers products and services that enhance energy efficiency, productivity and operations. It includes Ingersoll Rand® compressed air systems and services, power tools and material handling systems, ARO® fluid management equipment, as well as Club Car® golf, utility and rough terrain vehicles. Total revenues in the second quarter of $785 million declined 1 percent compared with the second quarter of 2014. Organic revenues decreased approximately 4 percent and organic bookings declined by 1 percent compared with last year.
Revenues for air compressors and industrial products declined slightly compared with the second quarter of 2014 as gains in North America from the Cameron Centrifugal Compression division acquisition largely offset negative comparisons in overseas markets. Organic revenues and bookings declined by a mid-single digit percentage and by a low-single digit percentage, respectively, compared with last year.
Club Car revenues decreased by a low-single digit percentage (declined low-single digits ex currency) compared with the second quarter of 2014, primarily due to ongoing weakness in golf-related markets.
Second-quarter segment operating margin for Industrial was 11.6 percent (13.3 percent adjusted operating margin) compared with 16.4 percent last year. The decline in operating margin was due to the first year of inclusion of the Cameron Centrifugal Compression division, lower volumes, negative currency, and inflation partially offset by productivity and price.
At the end of the second quarter, cash balances and total debt balances were $780 million and $4.4 billion, respectively. Working capital was 5.8 percent of revenues, compared with 4.0 percent in 2014.
Based on a forecast of slow-to-moderate growth in worldwide construction and retrofit markets, and recovering but slow industrial markets for the remainder of the year, the company reaffirms its full-year guidance range for 2015 revenues and for adjusted EPS. Organic revenues, which exclude currency and acquisitions, for the full-year 2015 are expected to increase in the range of 4 to 5 percent. Full-year reported revenues are also expected to increase in the range of 4 to 5 percent compared with 2014. Full-year adjusted EPS from continuing operations are expected to be in the range of $3.66 to $3.81 (which is unchanged from the prior guidance) with full-year reported continuing EPS expected to be $2.59 to $2.74, which now reflects the impact of the tax agreement as described on page three. Restructuring expenses are expected to approximate $0.05 per share. The forecast includes a tax rate percent for continuing operations and an average diluted share count for the full year of approximately 270 million shares. Free cash flow for full-year 2015 is expected to be in the range of $950 million to one billion dollars before the $375 million net payment associated with the IRS as described on page three.
Third-quarter 2015 organic revenues are expected to increase in the range of 5 to 6 percent compared with 2014 and reported revenues are expected to be up 4 to 5 percent. Adjusted EPS from continuing operations for the third quarter of 2015 are expected to be in the range of $1.15 to $1.19, with reported EPS of $1.13 to $1.17. Restructuring expenses are expected to approximate $0.02 per share. The third-quarter forecast reflects an ongoing tax rate of 25 percent for continuing operations and an average diluted share count of approximately 270 million shares.