SPX FLOW Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2015 Results and Provides 2016 Financial Guidance

- Q4 2015 Free Cash Flow* of $143 Million

- Outlines Realignment Program and Strategic Enterprise Initiatives:

- - Targeting $110 Million Reduction in Cost Structure by end of 2017

Feb 10, 2016, 06:30 ET from SPX FLOW, Inc.

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- SPX FLOW, Inc. (NYSE: FLOW) today reported results for the quarter ended December 31, 2015 and provided 2016 financial guidance.

Fourth Quarter 2015 Overview:

  • Revenues declined 15.2% to $612.7 million, from $722.5 million in the year-ago quarter.  The impact of the stronger U.S. Dollar versus foreign currencies decreased revenues by 6.5%, or $46.8 million.  Organic revenues* decreased 8.7%, due primarily to lower power and energy revenue, largely reflecting the impact of lower oil prices on customers' capital spending decisions.
  • Segment income and margins were $72.5 million and 11.8%, compared to $115.7 million and 16.0% in the year-ago quarter, due primarily to the organic revenue decline.
  • Diluted net income per share was $0.51, compared to diluted net income per share of $0.53 in the year-ago quarter. 
    • In Q4 2015, the company recorded an impairment charge of $0.13 per share related to certain technology and trademarks of a business within the Food and Beverage reportable segment.
    • In Q4 2015, the company recorded a gain on the sale of a legal entity of $0.11 per share.
  • Net cash from operating activities was $157.0 million, compared to $101.4 million in the year-ago quarter. The increase in cash generated was driven by the successful completion of certain project milestones, which led a strong working capital performance in the period.
  • Free cash flow* was $143.1 million, compared to $87.0 million in the year-ago quarter. The increase in free cash flow was related to the increase in operating cash flow described above.

Full Year 2015 Overview:

  • Revenues declined 13.8% to $2.39 billion from $2.77 billion in the prior year.  The impact of the stronger U.S. Dollar on foreign currencies decreased revenues by 7.7%, or $211.9 million.  Organic revenues* decreased 6.1%, due primarily to lower power and energy revenue, largely reflecting the impact of lower oil prices on customers' capital spending decisions.
  • Segment income and margins declined to $301.7 million and 12.6%, compared to $391.0 million and 14.1% in the prior year, due primarily to the organic revenue decline partially offset by improved operating and project execution performance in Food and Beverage.
  • Special charges were $42.6 million, compared to $14.2 million in the prior year. 
    • During 2015, the company recorded $23.0 million of charges due to restructuring actions related to the ongoing closures of two European manufacturing facilities.  These closures are part of the initial phase of a broader, multi-year plan to expand the company's manufacturing presence in Bydgoszcz, Poland and reduce its global manufacturing overhead.  As part of this plan, during 2016 the company intends to shift production to Bydgoszcz, Poland from its manufacturing facilities in Unna, Germany and Kolding, Denmark and close the Unna and Kolding manufacturing plants.
    • The company also recorded $8.1 million of special charges related to restructuring actions planned at two of its European Power and Energy facilities.

2016 Financial Guidance:


Total revenue change

(12%) to (8%)

Currency impact to revenues

~(2%)

Organic revenue* change

(10%) to (6%)

Operating income margin

$105 to $125

Realignment charges

~$60m

Earnings per share

$0.75 to $1.05

Adjusted free cash flow*

$50 to $70

EBITDA*

$175 to $195

"Our fourth quarter results reflect the challenging economic environment in our key end markets and the impact of the stronger U.S. dollar.   In particular, reduced prices for oil and dairy commodities have significantly impacted our customers' operating and capital spending decisions," said Marc Michael, President and Chief Executive Officer.  "On a positive note, orders in the fourth quarter were stable sequentially and our cash generation in the quarter was strong, giving us sufficient financial flexibility to invest in our business."

"Looking at 2016, we do not anticipate any meaningful recovery in our key end markets. Notwithstanding the challenging economic environment, I am driving a higher level of accountability and a greater sense of urgency throughout the organization to improve our competitive position and operational execution. I firmly believe we will create significant value over the next 12 to 24 months by growing our bottom line." 

Michael continued, "At the outset of this year, our executive team established realignment and strategic enterprise initiatives that we expect will improve our competitive position and reduce our cost structure by $110 million as we exit 2017.  These initiatives, some of which began last year, include strategically realigning our footprint, streamlining our business processes and improving our working capital performance.  In addition, we continue to invest in attractive growth opportunities with an emphasis on growing our aftermarket business.  We are aligning our compensation and incentive programs with our enterprise initiatives.  And we are increasing our focus on employee engagement and talent development."

"As we execute on our realignment and strategic enterprise initiatives, we expect to see incremental financial benefits, quarter-to-quarter, as the year progresses and into next year.  We also expect to be in an even better competitive position to deliver our high quality products, meet our customers' needs and leverage our strong brands.  Ultimately we expect to drive a higher, more sustainable return profile across our business.  We are committed to these initiatives and confident in our ability to execute them."

Fourth Quarter 2015 Results by Segment

Food and Beverage

Revenues for Q4 2015 were $222.1 million, compared to $246.6 million in Q4 2014, a decrease of $24.5 million, or 9.9%.  Currency fluctuations decreased revenues 8.6%, or $21.2 million, and organic revenues* declined 1.3%, or $3.3 million. The decline in organic revenues was due primarily to lower sales of components, particularly in North America, partially offset by increased systems revenue.

Segment income was $26.7 million, or 12.0% of revenues, in Q4 2015, compared to $31.7 million, or 12.9% of revenues, in Q4 2014. Segment income and margins decreased due primarily to the revenue declines described above as well as an unfavorable revenue mix.

Power and Energy

Revenues for Q4 2015 were $190.0 million, compared to $257.5 million in Q4 2014, a decrease of $67.5 million, or 26.2%.  Currency fluctuations decreased revenues 4.9%, or $12.5 million, and organic revenues* declined 21.3%, or $55.0 million.  The decline in organic revenue was due largely to the impact of low, volatile and uncertain oil prices which significantly reduced both operational and capital spending by end customers, particularly for projects related to upstream oil applications.

Segment income was $18.8 million, or 9.9% of revenues, in Q4 2015, compared to $52.7 million, or 20.5% of revenues, in Q4 2014.  The decrease in segment income and margin was due primarily to the organic revenue decline described above as well as competitive price pressures and lower utilization rates at certain of our manufacturing locations.

Industrial

Revenues for Q4 2015 were $200.6 million, compared to $218.4 million in Q4 2014, a decline of $17.8 million, or 8.2%.  Currency fluctuations decreased revenues 6.0%, or $13.1 million, and organic revenues* declined 2.2%, or $4.7 million.  The organic revenue decline was due primarily to decreased sales of hydraulic technology equipment into the oil and gas market.

Segment income was $27.0 million, or 13.5% of revenues, in Q4 2015, compared to $31.3 million, or 14.3% of revenues, in Q4 2014.  The decline in segment income and margin was due primarily to the organic revenue decline described above.

OTHER ITEMS

Form 10-K:  The company expects to file its annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015 with the Securities and Exchange Commission in mid-February 2016. This press release should be read in conjunction with that filing, which will be available on the company's website at www.spxflow.com, in the Investor Relations section.

Impairment Charges: In the fourth quarter of 2015, the company recorded an impairment charge of $7.7 related to certain technology and trademarks of a business within the Food and Beverage reportable segment.

About SPX FLOW, Inc.: Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, SPX FLOW is a leading global supplier of highly engineered flow components, process equipment and turn-key systems, along with the related aftermarket parts and services, into the food and beverage, power and energy and industrial end markets. SPX FLOW has more than $2 billion in annual revenues and approximately 8,000 employees with operations in over 35 countries and sales in over 150 countries around the world. To learn more about SPX FLOW, please visit our website at www.spxflow.com.

*Non-GAAP number. See attached schedules for reconciliation to most comparable GAAP number.

Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and are subject to the safe harbor created thereby. Please read these results in conjunction with the company's documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These filings identify important risk factors and other uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Actual results may differ materially from these statements. The words "expect," "anticipate," "project" and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. Although the company believes that the expectations reflected in its forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. In addition, estimates of future operating results are based on the company's current complement of businesses, which is subject to change.  Statements in this press release speak only as of the date of this press release, and SPX FLOW disclaims any responsibility to update or revise such statements.

Investor and Media Contact:
Ryan Taylor, Vice President, Communications, Market Insights and Financial Planning
704-752-4486
E-mail: investor@spxflow.com

SPX FLOW, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED AND COMBINED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited; in millions, except per share amounts)










Three months ended December 31,


Twelve months ended December 31,


2015


2014


2015


2014









Revenues

$                                  612.7


$                                  722.5


$                               2,388.5


$                               2,769.6









Costs and expenses:








Cost of products sold

417.9


468.5


1,596.3


1,833.1

Selling, general and administrative

140.0


174.4


558.0


629.9

Intangible amortization

5.7


6.3


23.4


26.1

Impairment of intangible assets

7.7


11.7


22.7


11.7

Special charges, net

0.9


0.7


42.6


14.2

Operating income

40.5


60.9


145.5


254.6









Other income, net

7.7


0.1


9.8


2.2

Related party interest expense, net


(7.0)


(2.2)


(25.8)

Other interest income (expense), net

(14.9)


0.3


(15.9)


2.4

Income before income taxes

33.3


54.3


137.2


233.4

Income tax provision

(11.5)


(32.1)


(49.8)


(97.5)

Net income

21.8


22.2


87.4


135.9

Less: Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests

0.7


0.4


(0.1)


1.4

Net income attributable to SPX FLOW, Inc.

$                                     21.1


$                                     21.8


$                                     87.5


$                                   134.5

















Basic income per share of common stock

$                                     0.52


$                                     0.53


$                                     2.14


$                                     3.30

Diluted income per share of common stock

$                                     0.51


$                                     0.53


$                                     2.14


$                                     3.29









Weighted average number of common shares outstanding - basic

40.918


40.809


40.863


40.809

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding - diluted

40.983


40.932


40.960


40.932









 

 

 SPX FLOW, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES 

CONSOLIDATED AND COMBINED BALANCE SHEETS 

(Unaudited; in millions)







December 31,



December 31,


2015



2014

ASSETS





Current assets:





Cash and equivalents

$                           295.9



$                           216.6

Accounts receivable, net

483.9



591.9

Related party accounts receivable



16.6

Inventories, net

305.2



330.0

Other current assets

72.4



36.4

Deferred income taxes



52.6

Total current assets

1,157.4



1,244.1

Property, plant and equipment:





Land

37.7



30.8

Buildings and leasehold improvements

224.9



158.6

Machinery and equipment

483.9



350.0


746.5



539.4

Accumulated depreciation

(314.1)



(267.0)

Property, plant and equipment, net

432.4



272.4

Goodwill

1,023.4



1,081.0

Intangibles, net

579.4



659.3

Other assets

116.8



64.2

Related party notes receivable



707.1

TOTAL ASSETS

$                        3,309.4



$                        4,028.1






LIABILITIES AND EQUITY





Current liabilities:





Accounts payable

$                           227.1



$                           252.0

Related party accounts payable



11.9

Accrued expenses

467.3



426.1

Income taxes payable

31.7



35.4

Short-term debt

28.0



6.0

Current maturities of long-term debt

10.3



1.7

Current maturities of related party notes payable



36.8

Total current liabilities

764.4



769.9

Long-term debt

999.0



10.3

Related party notes payable



966.3

Deferred and other income taxes

142.0



234.1

Other long-term liabilities

133.4



108.7

Total long-term liabilities

1,274.4



1,319.4






Equity:





SPX FLOW, Inc. shareholders' equity:





Common stock

0.4



Paid-in capital

1,621.7



Retained earnings

21.1



Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(382.7)



(219.2)

Common stock in treasury

(1.4)



Former parent company investment



2,144.6

Total SPX FLOW, Inc. shareholders' equity

1,259.1



1,925.4

Noncontrolling interests

11.5



13.4

Total equity

1,270.6



1,938.8

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

$                        3,309.4



$                        4,028.1






 

 

SPX FLOW, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

RESULTS OF REPORTABLE SEGMENTS

(Unaudited; in millions)




















Three months ended December 31,






Twelve months ended December 31,







2015


2014


Increase
(Decrease)


%/bps


2015


2014


Increase
(Decrease)


%/bps

Food and Beverage reportable segment


















Revenues


$               222.1


$               246.6


$        (24.5)


(9.9)%


$               886.3


$               968.9


$          (82.6)


(8.5)%

Gross profit


70.0


84.1


(14.1)




281.4


299.2


(17.8)



Selling, general and administrative expense


41.4


50.3


(8.9)




166.7


190.8


(24.1)



Intangible amortization expense


1.9


2.1


(0.2)




7.8


9.1


(1.3)



Income


$                 26.7


$                 31.7


$          (5.0)


(15.8)%


$               106.9


$                 99.3


$             7.6


7.7 %

as a percent of revenues


12.0 %


12.9 %




-90bps


12.1 %


10.2 %




190bps


















Power and Energy reportable segment


















Revenues


$               190.0


$               257.5


$        (67.5)


(26.2)%


$               723.0


$               961.6


$        (238.6)


(24.8)%

Gross profit


57.0


93.7


(36.7)




240.6


335.5


(94.9)



Selling, general and administrative expense


35.7


38.4


(2.7)




142.9


156.1


(13.2)



Intangible amortization expense


2.5


2.6


(0.1)




10.2


10.7


(0.5)



Income


$                 18.8


$                 52.7


$        (33.9)


(64.3)%


$                 87.5


$               168.7


$          (81.2)


(48.1)%

as a percent of revenues


9.9 %


20.5 %




-1060bps


12.1 %


17.5 %




-540bps


















Industrial reportable segment


















Revenues


$               200.6


$               218.4


$        (17.8)


(8.2)%


$               779.2


$               839.1


$          (59.9)


(7.1)%

Gross profit


67.8


76.2


(8.4)




270.1


301.8


(31.7)



Selling, general and administrative expense


39.5


43.3


(3.8)




157.4


172.5


(15.1)



Intangible amortization expense


1.3


1.6


(0.3)




5.4


6.3


(0.9)



Income


$                 27.0


$                 31.3


$          (4.3)


(13.7)%


$               107.3


$               123.0


$          (15.7)


(12.8)%

as a percent of revenues


13.5 %


14.3 %




-80bps


13.8 %


14.7 %




-90bps


















Consolidated and Combined Revenues


$               612.7


$               722.5


$      (109.8)


(15.2)%


$            2,388.5


$            2,769.6


$        (381.1)


(13.8)%

Consolidated and Combined Segment Income


$                 72.5


$               115.7


$        (43.2)


(37.3)%


$               301.7


$               391.0


$          (89.3)


(22.8)%

as a percent of revenues


11.8 %


16.0 %




-420bps


12.6 %


14.1 %




-150bps


















Total income for reportable segments


$                 72.5


$               115.7


$        (43.2)




$               301.7


$               391.0


$          (89.3)



Corporate expense


18.2


15.1


3.1




54.3


58.3


(4.0)



Pension and postretirement (income) expense


(0.2)


24.6


(24.8)




10.8


32.2


(21.4)



Stock-based compensation expense


5.4


2.7


2.7




25.8


20.0


5.8



Impairment of intangible assets


7.7


11.7


(4.0)




22.7


11.7


11.0



Special charges, net


0.9


0.7


0.2




42.6


14.2


28.4



Consolidated and Combined Operating Income


$                40.5


$                60.9


$       (20.4)


(33.5)%


$               145.5


$               254.6


$        (109.1)


(42.9)%

as a percent of revenues


6.6 %


8.4 %




-180bps


6.1 %


9.2 %




-310bps


















 

 

SPX FLOW, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED AND COMBINED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited; in millions)










Three months ended December 31,


Twelve months ended December 31,


2015


2014


2015


2014

Cash flows from operating activities:








Net income

$                    21.8


$                    22.2


$                    87.4


$                  135.9

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash from operating activities:








Special charges, net

0.9


0.7


42.6


14.2

Impairment of intangible assets

7.7


11.7


22.7


11.7

Deferred and other income taxes

(14.2)


0.3


(25.4)


22.4

Depreciation and amortization

17.6


16.8


61.9


65.8

Pension and other employee benefits

3.9


6.5


11.3


9.4

Stock-based compensation

5.4



5.4


Gain on asset sales and other, net

(8.0)



(8.0)


Changes in operating assets and liabilities:








Accounts receivable and other assets

74.6


15.7


47.4


64.4

Inventories

24.4


29.6


(2.5)


(9.6)

Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other

25.8


0.8


(14.9)


2.0

Cash spending on restructuring actions

(2.9)


(2.9)


(14.3)


(13.6)

Net cash from operating activities

157.0


101.4


213.6


302.6

Cash flows used in investing activities:








Proceeds from asset sales and other, net

7.2



12.5


7.3

Decrease (increase) in restricted cash

0.2


0.1


(0.3)


(0.6)

Capital expenditures

(13.9)


(14.4)


(57.0)


(40.7)

Net cash used in investing activities

(6.5)


(14.3)


(44.8)


(34.0)

Cash flows used in financing activities:








Borrowings under senior credit facilities

79.0



534.0


Repayments of senior credit facilities

(134.0)



(134.0)


Borrowings under trade receivables agreement

34.0



34.0


Repayments of trade receivables agreement

(34.0)



(34.0)


Repayments of related party notes payable



(5.4)


(6.7)

Borrowings under other financing arrangements

5.1


0.4


6.1


5.7

Repayments of other financing arrangements

(4.3)


(0.3)


(7.0)


(3.9)

Minimum withholdings paid on behalf of employees for net share settlements, net

(1.5)



(1.5)


Financing fees paid



(6.2)


Change in noncontrolling interests in subsidiary




(0.8)

Dividends paid to noncontrolling interests in subsidiary


(0.1)


(0.2)


(0.5)

Change in former parent company investment


(96.2)


(453.9)


(291.6)

Net cash used in financing activities

(55.7)


(96.2)


(68.1)


(297.8)

Change in cash and equivalents due to changes in foreign currency exchange rates

(6.0)


(7.8)


(21.4)


(12.0)

Net change in cash and equivalents

88.8


(16.9)


79.3


(41.2)

Combined cash and equivalents, beginning of period

207.1


233.5


216.6


257.8

Consolidated and combined cash and equivalents, end of period

$                  295.9


$                  216.6


$                  295.9


$                  216.6









 

 

SPX FLOW, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

ORGANIC REVENUE RECONCILIATION

(Unaudited)





















Three months ended December 31, 2015



Net Revenue




Foreign


Organic Revenue



Decline


Acquisitions


Currency


Decline

Food and Beverage reportable segment


(9.9)%


—%


(8.6)%


(1.3)%

Power and Energy reportable segment


(26.2)%


—%


(4.9)%


(21.3)%

Industrial reportable segment


(8.2)%


—%


(6.0)%


(2.2)%

Consolidated and combined


(15.2)%


—%


(6.5)%


(8.7)%












Twelve months ended December 31, 2015



Net Revenue




Foreign


Organic Revenue



Decline


Acquisitions


Currency


Growth (Decline)

Food and Beverage reportable segment


(8.5)%


—%


(9.7)%


1.2 %

Power and Energy reportable segment


(24.8)%


—%


(6.1)%


(18.7)%

Industrial reportable segment


(7.1)%


—%


(7.1)%


—%

Consolidated and combined


(13.8)%


—%


(7.7)%


(6.1)%










 

 

SPX FLOW, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

FREE CASH FLOW RECONCILIATION

(Unaudited; in millions)





















Three months ended December 31,


Twelve months ended December 31,



2015


2014


2015


2014

Net cash from operating activities


$                   157.0


$                   101.4


$                   213.6


$                   302.6










Capital expenditures


(13.9)


(14.4)


(57.0)


(40.7)










Free cash flow from operations


$                   143.1


$                     87.0


$                   156.6


$                   261.9










 

 

SPX FLOW, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CASH AND DEBT RECONCILIATION

(Unaudited; in millions)













Twelve months ended





December 31, 2015



Beginning cash and equivalents


$                            216.6








Net cash from operating activities


213.6



Proceeds from asset sales and other, net


12.5



Increase in restricted cash


(0.3)



Capital expenditures


(57.0)



Borrowings under senior credit facilities


534.0



Repayments of senior credit facilities


(134.0)



Repayments of related party notes payable


(5.4)



Net repayments of other financing arrangements


(0.9)



Minimum withholdings paid on behalf of employees for net share settlements, net


(1.5)



Financing fees paid


(6.2)



Dividends paid to noncontrolling interests in subsidiary


(0.2)



Change in former parent company investment


(453.9)



Change in cash and equivalents due to changes in foreign currency exchange rates


(21.4)








Ending cash and equivalents


$                            295.9




















Debt at


Debt at



December 31, 2014


December 31, 2015

Term loan


$                                  -


$                           400.0

6.875% senior notes, due in August 2017


-


600.0

Other indebtedness


18.0


37.3

Totals


$                              18.0


$                        1,037.3






 

 

SPX FLOW, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

EBITDA RECONCILIATION

(Unaudited; in millions)






2016



Mid-Point Target




Net income


$                     37




Income tax expense


20

Interest expense


59

Depreciation and amortization


70




EBITDA


$                   185




 

 

SPX FLOW, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

ADJUSTED FREE CASH FLOW RECONCILIATION

(Unaudited; in millions)









2016



Mid-Point Target




Net cash from operating activities


$                        79




Capital expenditures


(60)




Free cash flow from operations


19




Pension payments to former officers, net of tax benefit


41




Adjusted free cash flow from operations


$                        60




 

SOURCE SPX FLOW, Inc.



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