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AMETEK Announces Record Results -- Diluted Earnings Per Share Up 21%--

-- Increasing 2012 Earnings Estimate to $1.83 - $1.85 Per Diluted Share--

BERWYN, Pa., July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE: AME) today announced second quarter results that established records for orders, operating income, operating margins, net income and diluted earnings per share. In addition, backlog at June 30, 2012 exceeded $1 billion and was an all-time high.

All per share amounts in this press release reflect the impact of a 3-for-2 stock split paid on June 29, 2012. 

AMETEK's second quarter 2012 sales of $825.9 million were up 9% over the same period of 2011.  Operating income for the second quarter of 2012 was $185.0 million, an 18% increase from the $157.0 million recorded in the same period of 2011. Operating margins improved 170 basis points to 22.4% in the second quarter of 2012. Net income increased 21% to $113.7 million, or $0.47 per diluted share, from the second quarter 2011 levels of $94.1 million, or $0.39 per diluted share.   

"AMETEK performed well in the second quarter in a slowing global economic environment. Our Operational Excellence initiatives, contributions from acquired businesses, and the continued strength of our aerospace and oil and gas businesses allowed us to exceed our second quarter earnings expectations and raise our 2012 earnings guidance. We have and will continue to take appropriate actions to manage our costs while remaining an active acquirer," noted Frank S. Hermance, AMETEK Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. 

Electronic Instruments Group (EIG)
For the second quarter of 2012, EIG sales increased 11% to $452.1 million. Operating income was $117.7 million, compared with $101.5 million in the second quarter of 2011, a 16% increase.  Operating margins for the quarter were 26.0%, up 110 basis points from 24.9% in last year's second quarter.

"EIG performed well in the second quarter. Sales were up due to strength in our aerospace and oil and gas businesses, combined with contributions from the recently acquired O'Brien, TMC, EM Test, and Reichert Technologies businesses. Operating margins expanded 110 basis points to 26.0%, benefitting from our Operational Excellence initiatives," said Mr. Hermance.

Electromechanical Group (EMG)
For the second quarter of 2012, EMG sales increased 6% to $373.8 million. Operating income in the second quarter of 2012 of $78.8 million was up 14%, compared with $69.2 million in the same period of 2011. Operating margins were 21.1% in the second quarter of 2012, up 140 basis points from 19.7% in last year's second quarter. Sales, operating income and operating margins were all at record levels in the quarter. 

"EMG had a solid second quarter. Sales were up on core growth in our differentiated businesses and the contributions from the acquisitions of Avicenna Technology, Coining and Dunkermotoren, more than offsetting weakness in our cost-driven motor business. Operating margins were up 140 basis points in the quarter to a record 21.1% driven by our Operational Excellence initiatives," commented Mr. Hermance.

2012 Outlook
"Our strong portfolio of businesses, record backlog, proven operational capabilities, and a successful focus on strategic acquisitions should enable us to perform well for the remainder of 2012 and beyond. We are increasing our earnings guidance for 2012 even though we expect the slowdown in the global economic environment to continue. We are responding with additional cost containment actions to ensure that we are properly positioned for the remainder of 2012 and into 2013. We will remain an active acquirer," noted Mr. Hermance.

"We anticipate 2012 revenue to be up low double digits on a percentage basis from 2011 with organic growth of low to mid single digits on a percentage basis. Earnings for 2012 are expected to be in the range of $1.83 to $1.85 per diluted share, up 16% to 17% over 2011, reflecting the leveraged impact of core growth, the benefit from recent acquisitions and our operational initiatives. This is an increase from our previous guidance of $1.80 to $1.83 per diluted share that was given as part of our first quarter earnings release," added Mr. Hermance.

"Third quarter sales are expected to be up low double digits on a percentage basis over last year's third quarter.  We estimate our earnings to be approximately $0.45 to $0.46 per diluted share, an increase of 13% to 15% over last year's third quarter of $0.40 per diluted share," concluded Mr. Hermance.

Conference Call
The Company will webcast its Second Quarter 2012 investor conference call on Tuesday, July 24, 2012, beginning at 8:30 AM ET. The live audio webcast will be available at the Investors section of www.ametek.com and at www.streetevents.com. The call will also be archived at the Investors section of www.ametek.com.

Corporate Profile
AMETEK is a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electro-mechanical devices with annualized sales of $3.3 billion. AMETEK's Corporate Growth Plan is based on Four Key Strategies: Operational Excellence, Strategic Acquisitions & Alliances, 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 MidCap 400 and the Russell 1000 Indices.

Forward-looking Information
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 our ability to consummate and successfully integrate future acquisitions; risks associated with international sales and operations; our 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.

 

AMETEK, Inc.

Consolidated Statement of Income

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)



 Three Months Ended 


 Six Months Ended 


 June 30, 


 June 30, 


2012


2011


2012


2011

Net sales

$   825,898


$   758,834


$1,653,050


$1,476,617

Operating expenses:








     Cost of sales, excluding depreciation

531,753


499,956


1,068,036


972,760

     Selling, general and administrative

95,646


89,685


190,682


171,177

     Depreciation

13,521


12,238


26,578


23,705

          Total operating expenses 

640,920


601,879


1,285,296


1,167,642









Operating income 

184,978


156,955


367,754


308,975

Other expenses:








     Interest expense

(18,843)


(17,339)


(37,680)


(34,489)

     Other, net

(1,848)


(2,381)


(4,088)


(3,866)

Income before income taxes

164,287


137,235


325,986


270,620

Provision for income taxes

50,600


43,091


102,149


86,041









Net income

$   113,687


$     94,144


$   223,837


$   184,579









Diluted earnings per share

$        0.47


$        0.39


$        0.92


$        0.76

Basic earnings per share

$        0.47


$        0.39


$        0.93


$        0.77









Weighted average common shares outstanding:








     Diluted shares

243,121


243,322


243,214


243,300

     Basic shares

241,168


240,609


240,677


240,100









Dividends per share

$        0.06


$        0.04


$        0.10


$        0.08

 

  

AMETEK, Inc.

Information by Business Segment

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)



 Three Months Ended 


 Six Months Ended 


 June 30, 


 June 30, 


2012


2011


2012


2011

Net sales:








     Electronic Instruments

$   452,128


$   407,382


$   920,936


$   796,224

     Electromechanical

373,770


351,452


732,114


680,393

          Consolidated net sales

$   825,898


$   758,834


$1,653,050


$1,476,617









Income:








Segment operating income:








     Electronic Instruments

$   117,651


$   101,481


$   240,676


$   201,441

     Electromechanical

78,760


69,156


149,637


132,082

          Total segment operating income

196,411


170,637


390,313


333,523

     Corporate administrative and other expenses

(11,433)


(13,682)


(22,559)


(24,548)

          Consolidated operating income

$   184,978


$   156,955


$   367,754


$   308,975

  

  





AMETEK, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet

(In thousands)



 June 30, 


 December 31, 


2012


2011


 (Unaudited) 



ASSETS




Current assets:




     Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities

$   168,472


$       174,955

     Receivables, net

482,799


438,245

     Inventories

415,610


380,471

     Other current assets

93,981


65,448

          Total current assets

1,160,862


1,059,119





Property, plant and equipment, net

361,485


325,329

Goodwill

2,052,547


1,806,237

Other intangibles, investments and other assets

1,339,162


1,128,805

          Total assets

$4,914,056


$    4,319,490





LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY




Current liabilities:




     Short-term borrowings and current portion of long-term debt

$   388,708


$       140,508

     Accounts payable and accruals

507,672


488,367

          Total current liabilities

896,380


628,875





Long-term debt

1,122,893


1,123,416

Deferred income taxes and other long-term liabilities

604,229


514,394

Stockholders' equity

2,290,554


2,052,805

          Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$4,914,056


$    4,319,490





 

Contact: Kevin C. Coleman (610) 889-5247

SOURCE AMETEK, Inc.



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