Applied Industrial Technologies Reports Record Sales and Earnings for Fiscal 2013

CLEVELAND, Aug. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Applied Industrial Technologies (NYSE: AIT) today reported results for its fourth quarter and fiscal 2013 year ended June 30, 2013.

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Fiscal 2013 full-year sales were a record $2.46 billion, up 3.7% from fiscal 2012 sales of $2.38 billion. Net income for the year increased to a record $118.1 million, or $2.78 per share, compared with $108.8 million, or $2.54 per share, in fiscal 2012. 

Net sales for the fourth quarter were $640.5 million, up 3.3% from $620.0 million for the comparable period a year ago. Net income for the quarter was $32.3 million, or $0.76 per share, compared with last year's fourth quarter net income of $32.0 million, or $0.75 per share.

Commenting on the results, Applied's Chief Executive Officer Neil A. Schrimsher said, "We marked the Company's 90th year of strength in distribution with a record performance in fiscal 2013. Despite some macroeconomic headwinds that moderated sales growth for most of the year, our consistent operating discipline enabled us to translate 3.7% sales growth into a 9.4% increase in earnings per share and a 7.2% operating margin, up from 7.1% last year. Shareholders' equity increased 13.0% to $759.6 million compared with $672.1 million at the prior year's end.

"We achieved solid operating margin results, while devoting significant resources to the implementation of our new ERP system. We are continuing with the phased deployment across our U.S. service center network and will be fully operational in the United States by the end of fiscal 2014. As locations move to our common platform, we are enhancing customer service capabilities and enabling continuous operational improvements for years to come.

"We enter fiscal 2014 with a strong foundation, a debt-free balance sheet, and a focused strategic plan for accelerated growth and profitability. While we are proud of our past and recent accomplishments, we are confident that we can and will do even better – driving the right actions and making the appropriate investments to further improve our performance. Our leadership team and dedicated associates are committed to realizing our full potential through activities that expand our value-add, extend our reach, and enhance our capabilities to serve our customers and generate shareholder value.

"Moving into fiscal 2014, we remain optimistic about the general industrial economy for the balance of 2013 and anticipate further economic improvements throughout calendar 2014. For fiscal 2014, we are forecasting a sales increase of 4% to 6% and earnings per share in the range of $2.90 to $3.15 per share."    

At June 30, 2013, the Company had remaining authorization to purchase 1,141,500 additional shares.

Applied will host its quarterly conference call for investors and analysts at 10 a.m. ET on August 14. The call will be conducted by CEO Neil A. Schrimsher and CFO Mark O. Eisele. To join the call, dial 1-800-927-0469 or 1-847-944-7323 (for International callers) prior to the scheduled start using passcode 35272715. 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 35272715.

With more than 500 facilities and 5,000 employee associates, Applied Industrial Technologies is a leading industrial distributor that offers more than five 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. Applied intends that such forward-looking statements be subject to the safe harbors created thereby. Forward-looking statements are often identified by qualifiers such as "will," "anticipate," "forecast" and similar expressions. 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 Applied 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.

  APPLIED INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CONSOLIDATED INCOME

(In thousands, except per share data)







Three Months Ended

June 30,

Year Ended

June 30,


2013

2012

2013

2012

Net Sales

$    640,481

$        620,013

$2,462,171

$2,375,445

Cost of sales

459,371

447,327

1,779,209

1,720,973

Gross Profit

181,110

172,686

682,962

654,472

Selling, distribution and administrative,





   including depreciation

133,075

122,912

506,563

486,077

Operating Income

48,035

49,774

176,399

168,395

Interest expense (income), net

18

(120)

165

(9)

Other (income) expense, net

482

755

(1,431)

1,578

Income Before Income Taxes

47,535

49,139

177,665

166,826

Income Tax Expense

15,263

17,095

59,516

58,047

Net Income

$      32,272

$         32,044

$   118,149

$   108,779

Net Income Per Share - Basic

$          0.77

$             0.76

$         2.81

$         2.58

Net Income Per Share - Diluted

$          0.76

$             0.75

$         2.78

$         2.54

Average Shares Outstanding - Basic

42,125

42,084

42,060

42,139

Average Shares Outstanding - Diluted

42,608

42,699

42,542

42,823

 

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.

 

During the June 30, 2013 quarter, the Company realized LIFO layer liquidation benefits of $6.3 million from certain inventory quantity levels decreasing. Additional scrap expense of $3.0 million above our normal scrap rate was also recorded in the June 30, 2013 quarter.

 

During the June 30, 2012 quarter, the Company realized LIFO layer liquidation benefits of $3.4 million from certain inventory quantity levels decreasing.

 

 

APPLIED INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Amounts in thousands)


























June 30,

2013


June 30,

2012













Assets







  Cash and cash equivalents


$        73,164


$        78,442

  Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $7,737 and $8,332

329,880


307,043

  Inventories



281,417


228,506

  Other current assets


52,819


51,771

       Total current assets


737,280


665,762

  Property, net



83,243


83,103

  Goodwill 



106,849


83,080

  Intangibles, net



91,267


84,840

  Other assets



40,067


45,398

Total Assets



$   1,058,706


$      962,183








Liabilities







  Accounts payable



$      136,575


$      120,890

  Other accrued liabilities


109,325


109,279

       Total current liabilities


245,900


230,169

  Other liabilities



53,191


59,883

Total Liabilities



299,091


290,052

Shareholders' Equity


759,615


672,131

Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity

$   1,058,706


$      962,183

 

APPLIED INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CONSOLIDATED CASH FLOWS

 (In thousands)













Year Ended 



June 30,



2013


2012






Cash Flows from Operating Activities





Net income


$      118,149


$     108,779

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided





   by operating activities:





   Depreciation and amortization of property


12,501


11,236

   Amortization of intangibles


13,233


11,465

   Amortization of stock options and appreciation rights


2,317


2,058

   Gain on sale of property


(321)


(627)

   Other share-based compensation expense


3,685


4,592

   Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of acquisitions


(49,203)


(60,935)

   Other, net


11,036


13,854

Net Cash provided by Operating Activities


111,397


90,422

Cash Flows from Investing Activities





   Property purchases


(12,214)


(26,021)

   Proceeds from property sales


979


1,258

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


(67,590)


(14,671)

Net Cash used in Investing Activities


(78,825)


(39,434)

Cash Flows from Financing Activities





   Purchase of treasury shares


(53)


(31,032)

   Dividends paid


(37,194)


(33,800)

   Excess tax benefits from share-based compensation


2,566


3,695

   Acquisition holdback payments


(3,843)



   Exercise of stock options and appreciation rights


499


321

Net Cash provided by (used in) Financing Activities


(38,025)


(60,816)

Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash


175


(2,822)

Decrease in Cash and Cash Equivalents


(5,278)


(12,650)

Cash and Cash Equivalents at Beginning of Year


78,442


91,092

Cash and Cash Equivalents at End of Year


$        73,164


$      78,442

 

 

 

SOURCE Applied Industrial Technologies



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