Parker Hannifin Earnings Per Share Up 53 Percent on Strong Sales in Record Second Quarter
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CLEVELAND, Jan. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Parker Hannifin Corporation (NYSE: PH), the world leader in motion and control technologies, today reported second quarter fiscal year 2007 results. The company set new second quarter records for sales and income from continuing operations, both of which increased by double digit percentages from a year ago.
Sales for the second quarter of fiscal-year 2007 were $2.5 billion, up 16.4 percent, as compared to sales of $2.2 billion from the same period last year. Income from continuing operations in the second quarter of fiscal 2007, including the realization of a 9 cent per diluted share benefit from the December renewal of the Federal Tax Credit for Increasing Research Activities, was $1.64 per diluted share, an increase of 53.3 percent over the $1.07 per diluted share posted in the same period a year ago.
‘‘Led by exceptional performance in our Industrial International and Aerospace segments, we were able to deliver another record second quarter, and we remain solidly on track for another outstanding year in fiscal 2007,’‘ said Chairman, CEO and President Don Washkewicz. ‘‘The record results we are delivering, quarter after quarter, are being driven by our employees' ongoing execution of our Win Strategy.’‘
Second Quarter Segment Results
In the North American Industrial segment, second quarter operating income increased 2.8 percent over the prior year to $133.9 million, on sales of $959.7 million.
In the International Industrial segment, second quarter operating income increased 78.9 percent over the prior year to $121.8 million, on sales of $922.0 million.
In the Aerospace segment, second quarter operating income increased 43.2 percent over the prior year to $67.8 million, on sales of $402.0 million.
In the Climate & Industrial Controls segment, second quarter operating income decreased 29.8 percent over the prior year to $7.0 million, on sales of $227.4 million.
Total operating margin across all segments in the second quarter was 13.2 percent versus 11.8 percent in the same period a year ago.
Fiscal Year to Date Results
For the first six months of fiscal-year 2007, sales were $5.1 billion, up 18.5 percent, as compared to sales of $4.3 billion from the same period last year. Income from continuing operations for the first six months of fiscal 2007 was $3.39 per diluted share, up 49.3 percent from the $2.27 per diluted share reported in the same period in the prior year.
Cash flow from operations for the first six months of fiscal year 2007 reached $307.6 million. ‘‘The level of cash generation allows us to be flexible in terms of strategic acquisitions, share repurchases, capital investments and dividends,’‘ said Washkewicz. ‘‘In the second quarter, cash was used to repurchase $197 million of stock, bringing the fiscal 2007 year-to- date repurchase amount to $393 million. These expenditures are in addition to the discretionary contributions of $111 million made to the employees' pension funds in the first quarter of fiscal year 2007.’‘
‘‘Our 16.4 percent sales growth in the quarter significantly exceeded our growth goal of 10 percent,’‘ said Washkewicz. ‘‘The growth was profitable and balanced, with 6.4 percent derived organically, 6.4 percent via acquisitions and 3.6 percent from the favorable impact of foreign currency.’‘
‘‘While we are very pleased with our overall results this quarter, special mention must be made of our International Industrial and Aerospace segments,’‘ continued Washkewicz. ‘‘In the International segment sales grew by 36 percent and operating income increased by nearly 80 percent. Our Aerospace business also delivered excellent results this quarter. Revenues grew by 16 percent and operating income by 43 percent. We expect continued strength in this segment of our business.’‘
‘‘This is especially good news as International Industrial and Aerospace now represent more than half of our total revenues,’‘ said Washkewicz. ‘‘Particularly diligent execution of the Win Strategy in Europe is enabling us to achieve margins comparable to our North American business.’‘
As a result of the continued strong results, the company increased its guidance for fiscal year 2007 income from continuing operations from $6.05 to $6.45 per diluted share to $6.35 to $6.75 per diluted share.
In addition to this information, Parker advises shareholders to note order trends, for which the company makes a disclosure several business days after the conclusion of each month.
NOTICE OF CONFERENCE CALL: Parker Hannifin's conference call and slide presentation to discuss its fiscal second-quarter results is available to all interested parties via live webcast today at 10:00 a.m. ET, on the company's investor information web site, http://www.phstock.com/. To access the call, click on the ‘‘Live Webcast’‘ link. From this link, users also may complete a pre-call system test and register for e-mail notification of future events and information available from Parker.
With annual sales exceeding $9 billion, Parker Hannifin is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of commercial, mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company employs more than 57,000 people in 43 countries around the world. Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 50 consecutive years, among the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S&P 500 index.
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