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Genuine Parts Company Reports Fourth Quarter And Full Year Results For 2012

- 4th Quarter Sales up 3.5% and EPS up 20% -

- Record Sales and Earnings for 2012 -

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ATLANTA, Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Genuine Parts Company (NYSE: GPC) reports fourth quarter results and record sales and earnings for the year ended December 31, 2012.

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Tom Gallagher, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, announced today that sales in 2012 were $13.0 billion, up 4.5% compared to 2011.  Net income for the year was $648 million, an increase of 15% compared to $565 million in 2011.  Earnings per share on a diluted basis were $4.14, up 16% compared to $3.58 in 2011.

In December 2012 the Company's pension plan was amended to freeze future benefit accruals for all participants as of December 31, 2013.  In connection with this amendment, the Company recorded a one-time noncash curtailment gain of $23.5 million, which is included in our earnings results for the quarter and year. 

Mr. Gallagher stated, "The record level of earnings achieved in 2012 reflects the third consecutive year of double-digit earnings growth for the Company.  We further strengthened our financial condition with increased net income, an expanded operating margin and a continued emphasis on effectively managing the balance sheet.  The progress in these areas produced record cash from operations for the year."

Mr. Gallagher added, "Our total sales increase for the year was driven by respectable sales growth in three of our four businesses.  The Automotive Group reported a 4% sales increase, led by solid progress in NAPA AutoCare and Major Accounts, our two primary commercial initiatives, combined with the incremental volume from the Quaker City acquisition.  Motion Industries, our Industrial Group, increased sales by 7% for the year, driven by the combination of effective growth initiatives and a generally healthy industrial economy, although we did observe slower levels of manufacturing growth over the latter part of 2012.  EIS, our Electrical/Electronic Group, was up 5% for the year.  S.P. Richards, our Office Products Group, reported flat revenues in 2012 relative to 2011, as the industry-wide slowdown in office products consumption continued to pressure this segment."

Fourth Quarter 2012

Sales increased 3.5% to $3.1 billion in the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2012, compared to sales of $3.0 billion for the same period in 2011.  Net income in the fourth quarter was $160 million, an increase of 19% compared to $135 million in 2011.  Diluted earnings per share in the fourth quarter were $1.03, up 20% compared to 86 cents per share for the fourth quarter of 2011.

In reviewing the quarter, Mr. Gallagher commented, "Revenue growth in 2012 proved to be more challenging as the year progressed, and is reflective of slowing industry trends across our businesses.  However, despite these industry trends, we were able to report Automotive sales up 5% for the fourth quarter and Industrial Group sales were up 2%.  The Electrical Group sales were down 2% and the Office Products Group produced its strongest quarterly sales results for the year, up 3% over the fourth quarter in 2011."

Mr. Gallagher concluded, "As we turn our focus to the new year, we remain committed to our core objectives of growing sales and earnings, showing continued operating margin improvement, generating solid cash flows and maintaining a strong balance sheet.  Further progress in each of these important areas will ensure another successful year in 2013."

Conference Call

Genuine Parts Company will hold a conference call today at 11:00 a.m. EST to discuss the results of the quarter, the year and the future outlook.  Interested parties may listen to the call on the Company's website, www.genpt.com, by clicking "Investor Services", or by dialing 877-331-5106, conference ID 92943087.  A replay will also be available on the Company's website or at 855-859-2056, conference ID 92943087, two hours after the completion of the call until 12:00 a.m. Eastern time on March 6, 2013.

Forward Looking Statements

Some statements in this report, as well as in other materials we file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) or otherwise release to the public and in materials that we make available on our website, constitute forward-looking statements that are subject to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Senior officers may also make verbal statements to analysts, investors, the media and others that are forward-looking.  Forward-looking statements may relate, for example, to future operations, prospects, strategies, financial condition, economic performance (including growth and earnings), industry conditions and demand for our products and services.  The Company cautions that its forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, and while we believe that our expectations for the future are reasonable in view of currently available information, you are cautioned not to place undue reliance on our forward-looking statements.  Actual results or events may differ materially from those indicated as a result of various important factors.  Such factors may include, among other things, slowing demand for the Company's products, changes in general economic conditions, including, unemployment, inflation or deflation, high energy costs, uncertain credit markets and other macro-economic conditions, the ability to maintain favorable vendor arrangements and relationships, disruptions in our vendors' operations, competitive product, service and pricing pressures, the Company's ability to successfully implement its business initiatives in each of its four business segments, the Company's ability to successfully integrate its acquired businesses, the uncertainties and costs of litigation, as well as other risks and uncertainties discussed in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for 2011 and from time to time in the Company's subsequent filings with the SEC.

Forward-looking statements are only as of the date they are made, and the Company undertakes no duty to update its forward-looking statements except as required by law.  You are advised, however, to review any further disclosures we make on related subjects in our subsequent Forms 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K and other reports to the SEC.

About Genuine Parts Company

Genuine Parts Company is a distributor of automotive replacement parts in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The Company also distributes industrial replacement parts in the U.S., Canada and Mexico through its Motion Industries subsidiary.  S.P. Richards Company, the Office Products Group, distributes business products nationwide in the U.S. and Canada. The Electrical/Electronic Group, EIS, Inc., distributes electrical and electronic components throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico.


 

 


GENUINE PARTS COMPANY and SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME








Three Months Ended Dec. 31,

Year Ended Dec. 31,


2012

2011

2012

2011


(in thousands, except per share data)






Net sales

$3,118,966

$3,014,135

$13,013,868

$12,458,877

Cost of goods sold

2,208,308

2,121,535

9,235,777

8,852,837

Gross profit

910,658

892,600

3,778,091

3,606,040






Operating expenses:





Selling, administrative & other expenses

633,678

660,428

2,660,776

2,626,298

Depreciation and amortization

25,054

21,997

98,383

88,936


658,732

682,425

2,759,159

2,715,234






Income before income taxes

251,926

210,175

1,018,932

890,806

Income taxes

91,701

75,218

370,891

325,690






Net income

$160,225

$134,957

$648,041

$565,116






Basic net income per common share

$1.03

$ .87

$4.17

$3.61






Diluted net income per common share

$1.03

$ .86

$4.14

$3.58






Weighted average common shares outstanding

154,952

155,567

155,413

156,656






Dilutive effect of stock options and





   non-vested restricted stock awards

943

1,095

1,007

1,004






Weighted average common shares outstanding –





   assuming dilution

155,895

156,662

156,420

157,660

 

 

GENUINE PARTS COMPANY and SUBSIDIARIES

SEGMENT INFORMATION AND FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS








Three Months Ended Dec. 31,

Year Ended Dec. 31,


2012

2011

2012

2011


(in thousands)






Net sales:





      Automotive

$1,531,624

$1,460,152

$6,320,882

$6,061,424

      Industrial

1,054,773

1,032,719

4,453,574

4,173,574

      Office Products

402,942

391,403

1,686,690

1,689,368

      Electrical/Electronic Materials

135,387

137,601

582,820

557,537

      Other (1)

(5,760)

(7,740)

(30,098)

(23,026)

            Total net sales

$3,118,966

$3,014,135

$13,013,868

$12,458,877






Operating profit:





      Automotive

$122,491

$89,879

$540,678

$467,806

      Industrial

78,117

89,139

352,119

337,628

      Office Products

36,373

38,149

134,441

134,124

      Electrical/Electronic Materials

12,456

10,283

50,910

40,663

      Total operating profit

249,437

227,450

1,078,148

980,221

      Interest expense, net

(4,914)

(5,628)

(19,619)

(24,608)

      Intangible amortization

(3,811)

(1,942)

(12,991)

(6,774)

      Other, net

11,214

(9,705)

(26,606)

(58,033)

            Income before income taxes

$251,926

$210,175

$1,018,932

$890,806






Capital expenditures

$30,360

$39,537

$101,987

$103,469






Depreciation and amortization

$25,054

$21,997

$98,383

$88,936






 


(1)

Represents the net effect of discounts, incentives and freight billed reported as a component of net sales.

 

 


GENUINE PARTS COMPANY and SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS




Dec. 31,

Dec. 31,


2012

2011


(in thousands)

ASSETS



CURRENT ASSETS



Cash and cash equivalents

$   403,095

$   525,054

Trade accounts receivable, net

1,490,028

1,461,011

Merchandise inventories, net

2,602,560

2,440,111

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

324,448

328,534




      TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS

4,820,131

4,754,710




Goodwill and other intangible assets, less accumulated amortization

497,839

279,775

Deferred tax asset

279,463

261,608

Other assets

643,263

406,477

Net property, plant and equipment

566,365

500,204




TOTAL ASSETS

$6,807,061

$6,202,774


LIABILITIES AND EQUITY



CURRENT LIABILITIES



Trade accounts payable

$1,681,900

$1,440,762

Current portion of debt

250,000

-

Income taxes payable

4,354

21,081

Dividends payable

76,641

70,021

Other current liabilities

474,743

480,684




      TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES

2,487,638

2,012,548







Long-term debt

250,000

500,000

Retirement and other post-retirement benefit liabilities

572,988

493,721

Other long-term liabilities

488,256

442,914




Common stock

154,841

155,651

Retained earnings and other

3,344,538

3,070,394

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(501,492)

(482,038)




      TOTAL  PARENT EQUITY

2,997,887

2,744,007




Noncontrolling interests in subsidiaries

10,292

9,584




      TOTAL  EQUITY

3,008,179

2,753,591




TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

$6,807,061

$6,202,774








 

 

GENUINE PARTS COMPANY and SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS






Year Ended Dec. 31,


2012

2011


(in thousands)




OPERATING ACTIVITIES:



      Net income

$648,041

$565,116

      Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:



      Depreciation and amortization

98,383

88,936

      Share-based compensation

10,747

7,547

      Excess tax benefits from share-based compensation

(11,018)

(5,356)

      Other

10,808

(5,349)

      Changes in operating assets and liabilities

149,477

(25,967)




NET CASH PROVIDED BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES

906,438

624,927




INVESTING ACTIVITIES:



      Purchases of property, plant and equipment

(101,987)

(103,469)

      Acquisitions and other

(549,880)

(128,028)




NET CASH USED IN INVESTING ACTIVITIES

(651,867)

(231,497)




FINANCING ACTIVITIES:



      Proceeds from debt

750,000

250,000

      Payments on debt

(750,000)

(250,000)

      Stock options exercised

(7,043)

(1,049)

      Excess tax benefits from share-based compensation

11,018

5,356

      Dividends paid

(300,983)

(276,369)

      Purchase of stock

(81,826)

(122,078)




NET CASH USED IN FINANCING ACTIVITIES

(378,834)

(394,140)




EFFECT OF EXCHANGE RATE CHANGES ON CASH

2,304

(4,204)




NET  DECREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS

(121,959)

(4,914)




CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT BEGINNING OF YEAR

525,054

529,968




CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT END OF YEAR

$403,095

$525,054

 

SOURCE Genuine Parts Company



RELATED LINKS
http://www.genpt.com

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