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Applied Industrial Technologies Reports Fiscal 2013 Third Quarter Results and Declares Dividend

CLEVELAND, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Applied Industrial Technologies (NYSE: AIT) today reported third quarter fiscal 2013 sales and earnings for the three months ended March 31, 2013. 

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Net sales for the third quarter increased 2.7% to $621.7 million from $605.5 million in the comparable period a year ago. Net income for the quarter was $29.3 million, or $0.69 per share, essentially flat compared with the third quarter of 2012.

For the nine months ended March 31, 2013, sales increased 3.8% to $1.82 billion from $1.76 billion in the same period last year. Net income increased 11.9% to $85.9 million from $76.7 million, and earnings per share increased 12.8% to $2.02 per share from $1.79 per share, last year.

Commenting on the Company's performance, Applied's Chief Executive Officer Neil A. Schrimsher said, "While some economic uncertainty persisted in our third quarter, we translated modest sales growth into solid earnings – benefiting from our business investments, efficiency gains and disciplined cost controls. While overall our third quarter sales trend remained similar to the prior quarter, we did see month-over-month increases in sales per day in our U.S. service center and fluid power businesses. Consistent with the current levels of various economic production and capacity utilization indices, we remain optimistic about the industrial economy for the 2013 calendar year.

"We enter our fourth quarter debt free, with a strong balance sheet, and with a shared determination to serve our customers and profitably grow our business – organically, via acquisition and through our technology investments.

"Looking ahead, we remain on track to meet our previously stated fiscal 2013 earnings guidance of $2.70 to $2.90 per share on sales growth expectations of 4% to 7%," said Schrimsher.

In addition, Mr. Schrimsher announced today that the Company's Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.23 per common share, payable on May 31, 2013, to shareholders of record on May 15, 2013.

The quarterly conference call for investors and analysts will begin at 10 a.m. ET on May 2. The call will be conducted by CEO Neil A. Schrimsher, President & COO Benjamin J. Mondics, and Vice President & CFO Mark O. Eisele. To join the call, dial 1-888-771-4371 or 1-847-585-4405 (for International callers) prior to the scheduled start using passcode 34562358. A live audio webcast can be accessed online at www.Applied.com. A replay of the call will be available for two weeks by dialing 1-888-843-7419 or 1-630-652-3042 (International) using passcode 345662358.

With more than 500 facilities and 5,000 employee associates, Applied Industrial Technologies is a leading industrial distributor that offers more than four million parts to serve the needs of MRO and OEM customers in virtually every industry. In addition, Applied provides engineering, design and systems integration for industrial and fluid power applications, as well as customized mechanical, fabricated rubber and fluid power shop services. Applied also offers maintenance training and inventory management solutions that provide added value to its customers. Applied can be visited on the Internet at www.Applied.com.

This press release contains statements that are forward-looking, as that term is defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission in its rules, regulations and releases. Forward-looking statements are often identified by qualifiers such as "optimistic," "guidance," "expect," and similar expressions. Applied intends that such forward-looking statements be subject to the safe harbors created thereby. All forward-looking statements are based on current expectations regarding important risk factors including trends in the industrial sector of the economy, and other risk factors identified in Applied's most recent periodic report and other filings made with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Accordingly, actual results may differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements, and the making of such statements should not be regarded as a representation by the Company or any other person that the results expressed therein will be achieved. Applied assumes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements, whether due to new information, or events, or otherwise, except as required by law.






  APPLIED INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CONSOLIDATED INCOME

(In thousands, except per share data)







Three Months Ended

March 31,

Nine Months Ended

March 31,


2013

2012

2013

2012

Net Sales

$      621,654

$          605,461

$ 1,821,690

$ 1,755,432

Cost of sales

447,254

437,848

1,319,838

1,273,646

Gross Profit

174,400

167,613

501,852

481,786

Selling, distribution and administrative,





   including depreciation

130,923

125,594

373,488

363,165

Operating Income

43,477

42,019

128,364

118,621

Interest expense, net

107

54

147

111

Other (income) expense, net

(1,027)

(1,887)

(1,913)

823

Income Before Income Taxes

44,397

43,852

130,130

117,687

Income Tax Expense

15,095

14,434

44,253

40,952

Net Income

$        29,302

$            29,418

$       85,877

$       76,735

Net Income Per Share - Basic

$            0.70

$                 0.70

$           2.04

$           1.82

Net Income Per Share - Diluted

$            0.69

$                 0.69

$           2.02

$           1.79

Average Shares Outstanding - Basic

42,098

42,109

42,038

42,157

Average Shares Outstanding - Diluted

42,570

42,779

42,517

42,838






  NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

    (1)  Applied uses the last-in, first-out (LIFO) method of valuing U.S. inventory.  An actual valuation of inventory under the LIFO method can only be made at the end of each year based on the inventory levels and costs at that time.  Accordingly, interim LIFO calculations are based on management's estimates of expected year-end inventory levels and costs and are subject to the final year-end LIFO inventory determination.

 

There were no LIFO layer liquidation benefits recognized for the periods ended March 31, 2013 and 2012.

 






APPLIED INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Amounts in thousands)


























March 31,

2013


June 30,

2012













Assets







  Cash and cash equivalents


$          43,083


$          78,442

  Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $8,517 and $8,332

336,245


307,043

  Inventories



281,198


228,506

  Other current assets



42,355


51,771

       Total current assets


702,881


665,762

  Property, net



84,355


83,103

  Goodwill 




108,060


83,080

  Intangibles, net



95,215


84,840

  Other assets



45,426


45,398

Total Assets



$     1,035,937


$        962,183








Liabilities







  Accounts payable



$        140,865


$        120,890

  Other accrued liabilities


99,925


109,279

       Total current liabilities


240,790


230,169

  Other liabilities



57,167


59,883

Total Liabilities



297,957


290,052

Shareholders' Equity


737,980


672,131

Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity

$     1,035,937


$        962,183








APPLIED INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CONSOLIDATED CASH FLOWS

 (In thousands)













Nine Months Ended 



March 31,



2013


2012






Cash Flows from Operating Activities





Net income


$           85,877


$        76,735

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided





   by operating activities:





   Depreciation and amortization of property


9,234


8,388

   Amortization of intangibles


9,716


8,455

   Amortization of stock options and appreciation rights


1,959


1,810

   Gain on sale of property


(223)


(626)

   Other share-based compensation expense


2,873


3,470

   Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of acquisitions


(39,787)


(39,625)

   Other, net


(593)


3,364

Net Cash provided by Operating Activities


69,056


61,971

Cash Flows from Investing Activities





   Property purchases


(9,836)


(18,295)

   Proceeds from property sales


737


1,209

   Net cash paid for acquisition of businesses, net of cash acquired


(67,591)


(14,297)

Net Cash used in Investing Activities


(76,690)


(31,383)

Cash Flows from Financing Activities





   Purchase of treasury shares




(18,990)

   Dividends paid


(27,468)


(24,939)

   Excess tax benefits from share-based compensation


1,718


2,263

   Acquisition holdback payments


(3,576)



   Exercise of stock options and appreciation rights


498


324

Net Cash provided by (used in) Financing Activities


(28,828)


(41,342)

Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash


1,103


(930)

Decrease in Cash and Cash Equivalents


(35,359)


(11,684)

Cash and Cash Equivalents at Beginning of Period


78,442


91,092

Cash and Cash Equivalents at End of Period


$           43,083


$        79,408






SOURCE Applied Industrial Technologies



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