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Actuant Reports First Quarter Results; Reaffirms Fiscal 2018 Guidance

MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 20, 2017-- Actuant Corporation (NYSE: ATU) today announced results for its first quarter ended November 30, 2017.

Highlights

  • Consolidated sales increased 9% over the comparable prior year quarter with a 3% benefit from foreign currency rate changes. First quarter core sales (total sales excluding the impact of acquisitions, divestitures and foreign currency rate changes) increased 6% on a year-over-year basis with strong volumes in both the Industrial and Engineered Solutions segments.
  • GAAP diluted earnings per share (“EPS”) were $0.09 in the first quarter of fiscal 2018 versus $0.08 in the prior year. Excluding first quarter fiscal 2018 restructuring charges of $0.10 per share, adjusted EPS was $0.19 (see Consolidated Results below and the attached reconciliation of earnings).
  • Restructuring activities related to leadership changes and other items proceeded as anticipated with total charges of approximately $6.6 million in the first quarter.
  • Reaffirmed full year sales and adjusted EPS guidance of $1.10-1.13 billion and $1.05-1.15 per share, respectively (excluding restructuring and divestiture and impairment charges).
  • Just after quarter end, completed the previously announced divestiture of the Viking offshore mooring business and the acquisition of Mirage Machines.

Randy Baker, President and CEO of Actuant commented, “Actuant delivered solid first quarter financial results. Consolidated sales were above our expectations with robust on and off highway equipment demand and strong industrial volumes which more than offset the continued challenging energy maintenance environment. Unfavorable mix and higher warranty and other one-time costs contributed to the lower than expected margin flow through on those higher sales. Despite these items, and a modestly higher quarterly effective income tax rate, we delivered adjusted EPS of $0.19, at the high end of our guidance range. Importantly, we completed the portfolio management actions needed to significantly limit our offshore, upstream oil and gas exposure with the divestiture of Viking just after quarter end. In summary, a good start to the fiscal year and I am appreciative of the efforts and execution of Actuant employees to meet our financial commitments.”

Consolidated Results

Consolidated sales for the first quarter were $289 million, 9% higher than the $266 million in the comparable prior year quarter. Core sales improved 6% year-over-year while foreign currency rate changes increased sales 3%, with no impact from acquisitions or divestitures. Fiscal 2018 first quarter net earnings and EPS were $5.2 million, or $0.09, compared to $5.0 million and $0.08, respectively, in the comparable prior year quarter. Fiscal 2018 first quarter earnings included restructuring charges of $6.6 million ($6.3 million or $0.10 per share after tax). First quarter 2017 results included $2.9 million ($2.2 million or $0.04 per share, after tax) of restructuring charges and $7.8 million ($4.9 million or $0.08 per share after tax) of director and officer transition charges. Excluding these items, adjusted EPS for the first quarter of fiscal 2018 was $0.19 compared to $0.20 in the comparable prior year period (see attached reconciliation of earnings).

Segment Results

Industrial Segment
(US $ in millions)

          Three Months Ended
          November 30,
          2017   2016
      Sales   $96.9   $87.3
      Operating Profit   $18.3   $18.8
      Adjusted Operating Profit (1)   $19.5   $19.5
      Adjusted Operating Profit %(1)   20.1%   22.3%

(1) Excludes restructuring charges of $1.2 million and $0.7 million in fiscal 2018 and 2017, respectively.

First quarter fiscal 2018 Industrial segment sales were $97 million or 11% higher than the prior year. The impact of foreign currency exchange rates was a 2% benefit resulting in a 9% year-over-year core sales increase. Overall demand for standard industrial tools remained strong globally and across the diverse set of end markets served, representing both market strength and the outgrowth associated with our commercial effectiveness efforts. The first quarter’s robust heavy lifting technology volume more than offset a decline in the concrete tensioning product category. First quarter adjusted operating profit margin of 20.1% reflects solid incremental margins on the industrial tool sales. However, these were more than offset by both unfavorable sales mix and discrete costs associated with heavy lifting projects, along with continued facility consolidation inefficiencies.

Energy Segment
(US $ in millions)

          Three Months Ended
          November 30,
          2017   2016
      Sales   $75.8   $84.6
      Operating Profit   $0.3   $3.2
      Adjusted Operating Profit (2)   $1.2   $3.3
      Adjusted Operating Profit %(2)   1.6%   3.9%

(2) Excludes restructuring charges of $0.9 million and $0.1 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2018 and 2017, respectively.

Fiscal 2018 first quarter Energy segment sales declined 10% year-over-year to $76 million. Excluding the 2% favorable impact of the weaker US dollar, core sales declined 12%. As anticipated, Hydratight’s sales decreased in line with expectations due to the continuation of maintenance deferrals and scope reductions, most notably in the Asia Pacific region. Cortland sales grew double digits on the strength of non-energy rope and cable applications while Viking sales declined as anticipated. Energy segment adjusted operating profit margin declined to 1.6% but the segment was profitable despite the lower volumes and Viking operating losses due to the benefit of cost reductions actions.

Engineered Solutions Segment
(US $ in millions)

          Three Months Ended
          November 30,
          2017   2016
      Sales   $116.2   $93.9
      Operating Profit   $6.3   $0.7
      Adjusted Operating Profit (3)   $6.6   $2.8
      Adjusted Operating Profit %(3)   5.7%   3.0%

(3) Excludes restructuring charges of $0.3 million and $2.1 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2018 and 2017, respectively.

First quarter fiscal 2018 Engineered Solutions segment sales were $116 million or 24% above the prior year. Excluding the 4% benefit of the weaker US dollar, year-over-year core sales increased 20%. The robust sales growth was seen across virtually every end market including heavy-duty truck, agriculture and various other off-highway equipment categories. First quarter adjusted operating profit margin improved 270 basis points from the comparable prior year quarter due to the higher volumes and cost reduction efforts.

Corporate Expenses and Income Taxes (excluding restructuring and transition charges)

Corporate expenses for the first quarter of fiscal 2018 were $6.0 million, or $0.4 million lower than the comparable prior year period due primarily to the benefit of cost reduction actions. The approximate 15% first quarter effective income tax rate was higher than the prior year’s 5% and modestly above expectations.

Financial Position

Net debt at November 30, 2017 was approximately $390 million (total debt of $555 million less $165 million of cash) which includes approximately $27 million in lease buy-out payments made during the quarter as a condition precedent to completion of the Viking divestiture on December 1, 2017.

Outlook

Baker continued, "As the first quarter results demonstrate, we believe we are on track to meet our financial guidance for the fiscal year. Our commitment to investing in organic growth initiatives, including commercial effectiveness and new products, is helping to deliver on our goal of sales outperformance versus the underlying markets. While we have seen margin headwinds, we are making progress correcting underlying operating inefficiencies, improving mix and restructuring our businesses where necessary.

For the full year, we are maintaining our prior sales guidance in the $1.10-1.13 billion range with core sales now up 1-3%. We are also maintaining our adjusted EPS guidance in the $1.05-1.15 range, with a full year estimated effective income tax rate of 5-10%. The effective date of the Viking divestiture and Mirage acquisition is consistent with our initial 2018 guidance assumptions. Free cash flow is projected to be in the $85-95 million range in fiscal 2018.

We expect second quarter sales to be in the $265-275 million range, with adjusted EPS of $0.10-0.15. The second quarter outlook incorporates the normal seasonal slowdown experienced across nearly all of our businesses, along with moderating heavy duty truck demand in China.

All guidance excludes restructuring and divestiture and impairment charges, as well as the impact of potential future acquisitions and share repurchases. We have a strong pipeline of focused tuck-in acquisitions, and we have ample capital to fund both our organic and inorganic deployment priorities."

Conference Call Information

An investor conference call is scheduled for 10 am CT today, December 20, 2017. Webcast information and conference call materials will be made available on the Actuant company website (www.actuant.com) prior to the start of the call.

Safe Harbor Statement

Certain of the above comments represent forward-looking statements made pursuant to the provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Management cautions that these statements are based on current estimates of future performance and are highly dependent upon a variety of factors, which could cause actual results to differ from these estimates. Actuant’s results are also subject to general economic conditions, variation in demand from customers, the impact of geopolitical activity on the economy, continued market acceptance of the Company’s new product introductions, the successful integration of acquisitions, restructuring, operating margin risk due to competitive pricing and operating efficiencies, supply chain risk, material and labor cost increases, foreign currency fluctuations and interest rate risk. See the Company’s Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for further information regarding risk factors. Actuant disclaims any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements as a result of new information, future events or any other reason.

About Actuant Corporation

Actuant Corporation is a diversified industrial company serving customers from operations in more than 30 countries. The Actuant businesses are leaders in a broad array of niche markets including branded hydraulic tools and solutions; specialized products and services for energy markets and highly engineered position and motion control systems. The Company was founded in 1910 and is headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. Actuant trades on the NYSE under the symbol ATU. For further information on Actuant and its businesses, visit the Company's website at www.actuant.com.

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Actuant Corporation
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(Dollars in thousands)
(Unaudited)
                   
              November 30,   August 31,
              2017   2017
ASSETS              
Current assets          
  Cash and cash equivalents   $ 165,050     $ 229,571  
  Accounts receivable, net     201,317       190,206  
  Inventories, net     154,246       143,651  
  Assets held for sale     21,393       21,835  
  Other current assets     76,330       61,663  
    Total current assets     618,336       646,926  
                   
Property, plant and equipment, net     98,988       94,521  
Goodwill           531,454       530,081  
Other intangible assets, net     216,032       220,489  
Other long-term assets     25,431       24,938  
                   
    Total assets   $ 1,490,241     $ 1,516,955  
                   
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY        
Current liabilities          
  Trade accounts payable   $ 141,745     $ 133,387  
  Accrued compensation and benefits     37,770       50,939  
  Current maturities of debt and short-term borrowings     30,000       30,000  
  Income taxes payable     6,642       6,080  
  Liabilities held for sale     70,787       101,083  
  Other current liabilities     56,975       57,445  
    Total current liabilities     343,919       378,934  
                   
Long-term debt, net     524,629       531,940  
Deferred income taxes     29,567       29,859  
Pension and postretirement benefit liabilities     19,539       19,862  
Other long-term liabilities     56,269       55,821  
    Total liabilities     973,923       1,016,416  
                   
Shareholders' equity        
  Capital stock       16,079       16,040  
  Additional paid-in capital     145,938       138,449  
  Treasury stock     (617,731 )     (617,731 )
  Retained earnings     1,196,268       1,191,042  
  Accumulated other comprehensive loss     (224,236 )     (227,261 )
  Stock held in trust     (2,722 )     (2,696 )
  Deferred compensation liability     2,722       2,696  
    Total shareholders' equity     516,318       500,539  
                   
    Total liabilities and shareholders' equity   $ 1,490,241     $ 1,516,955  

 

         
Actuant Corporation
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Earnings
(Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
             
        Three Months Ended
        November 30,   November 30,
        2017   2016
             
Net sales   $ 288,955   $ 265,793  
Cost of products sold     188,044     172,726  
  Gross profit     100,911     93,067  
             
Selling, administrative and engineering expenses     74,478     68,602  
Amortization of intangible assets     5,131     5,262  
Director & officer transition charges     -     7,784  
Restructuring charges     6,629     2,948  
  Operating profit     14,673     8,471  
             
Financing costs, net     7,514     7,132  
Other expense (income), net     329     (628 )
  Earnings before income tax expense (benefit)     6,830     1,967  
             
Income tax expense (benefit)     1,604     (2,998 )
Net earnings   $ 5,226   $ 4,965  
             
Earnings per share        
  Basic   $ 0.09   $ 0.08  
  Diluted     0.09     0.08  
             
Weighted average common shares outstanding        
  Basic     59,871     58,972  
  Diluted     60,609     59,616  

 

 
Actuant Corporation
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
         
    Three Months Ended
    November 30,   November 30,
    2017   2016
         
Operating Activities        
Net earnings   $ 5,226     $ 4,965  
Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to net cash (used in)        
provided by operating activities:        
Depreciation and amortization     10,090       10,896  
Stock-based compensation expense     5,420       9,554  
Benefit for deferred income taxes     (307 )     (2,865 )
Amortization of debt issuance costs     413       413  
Other non-cash adjustments     113       464  
Changes in components of working capital and other:        
Accounts receivable     (11,478 )     (8,252 )
Inventories     (11,628 )     (8,142 )
Trade accounts payable     6,204       6,768  
Prepaid expenses and other assets     (12,043 )     (5,485 )
Income tax accounts     (1,714 )     (1,946 )
Accrued compensation and benefits     (12,588 )     (2,757 )
Other accrued liabilities     1,834       8,850  
Cash (used in) provided by operating activities     (20,458 )     12,463  
         
Investing Activities        
Capital expenditures     (7,904 )     (5,139 )
Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment     32       130  
Lease buyout for future divested business     (27,718 )     -  
Cash used in investing activities     (35,590 )     (5,009 )
         
Financing Activities        
Principal repayments on term loan     (7,500 )     (3,750 )

Stock option exercises & other

    2,231       964  
Taxes paid related to the net share settlement of equity awards     (282 )     (223 )
Cash dividend     (2,390 )     (2,358 )
Cash used in financing activities     (7,941 )     (5,367 )
         
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash     (532 )     (4,820 )
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents     (64,521 )     (2,733 )
Cash and cash equivalents - beginning of period     229,571       179,604  
Cash and cash equivalents - end of period   $ 165,050     $ 176,871  

 

                                           
ACTUANT CORPORATION                      
SUPPLEMENTAL UNAUDITED DATA                      
  (Dollars in thousands)                      
                                               
        FISCAL 2017     FISCAL 2018
        Q1   Q2   Q3   Q4   TOTAL     Q1   Q2   Q3   Q4   TOTAL
SALES                                          
  INDUSTRIAL SEGMENT   $ 87,290     $ 91,648     $ 100,503     $ 100,315     $ 379,756       $ 96,916     $   -   $   -   $   -   $ 96,916  
  ENERGY SEGMENT     84,646       72,884       83,480       68,584       309,594         75,841         -       -       -     75,841  
  ENGINEERED SOLUTIONS SEGMENT     93,857       94,337       111,444       106,796       406,434         116,198         -       -       -     116,198  
    TOTAL   $ 265,793     $ 258,869     $ 295,427     $ 275,695     $ 1,095,784       $ 288,955     $   -   $   -   $   -   $ 288,955  
                                               
% SALES GROWTH                                          
  INDUSTRIAL SEGMENT     -2 %     13 %     5 %     7 %     6 %       11 %       -       -       -     11 %
  ENERGY SEGMENT     -26 %     -15 %     -18 %     -25 %     -21 %       -10 %       -       -       -     -10 %
  ENGINEERED SOLUTIONS SEGMENT     -8 %     -2 %     3 %     18 %     2 %       24 %       -       -       -     24 %
    TOTAL     -13 %     -2 %     -3 %     0 %     -5 %       9 %       -       -       -     9 %
                                               
OPERATING PROFIT (LOSS)                                          
  INDUSTRIAL SEGMENT   $ 19,491     $ 19,037     $ 24,019     $ 24,076     $ 86,623       $ 19,482     $   -   $   -   $   -   $ 19,482  
  ENERGY SEGMENT     3,328       (647 )     895       (3,675 )     (99 )       1,224         -       -       -     1,224  
  ENGINEERED SOLUTIONS SEGMENT     2,834       3,282       8,174       6,069       20,359         6,618         -       -       -     6,618  
  CORPORATE / GENERAL     (6,450 )     (6,372 )     (5,372 )     (6,935 )     (25,128 )       (6,022 )       -       -       -     (6,022 )
    ADJUSTED OPERATING PROFIT   $ 19,203     $ 15,300     $ 27,716     $ 19,535     $ 81,755       $ 21,302     $   -   $   -   $   -   $ 21,302  
  IMPAIRMENT & OTHER DIVESTITURE CHARGES     -       -       -       (116,979 )     (116,979 )       -         -       -       -     -  
  RESTRUCTURING CHARGES     (2,948 )     (2,101 )     (384 )     (1,795 )     (7,228 )       (6,629 )       -       -       -     (6,629 )
  DIRECTOR & OFFICER TRANSITION CHARGES     (7,784 )     -       -       -       (7,784 )       -         -       -       -     -  
    OPERATING PROFIT (LOSS)   $ 8,471     $ 13,199     $ 27,332     $ (99,239 )   $ (50,236 )     $ 14,673     $   -   $   -   $   -   $ 14,673  
                                               
ADJUSTED OPERATING PROFIT %                                          
  INDUSTRIAL SEGMENT     22.3 %     20.8 %     23.9 %     24.0 %     22.8 %       20.1 %       -       -       -     20.1 %
  ENERGY SEGMENT     3.9 %     -0.9 %     1.1 %     -5.4 %     0.0 %       1.6 %       -       -       -     1.6 %
  ENGINEERED SOLUTIONS SEGMENT     3.0 %     3.5 %     7.3 %     5.7 %     5.0 %       5.7 %       -       -       -     5.7 %
    ADJUSTED OPERATING PROFIT %     7.2 %     5.9 %     9.4 %     7.1 %     7.5 %       7.4 %       -       -       -     7.4 %
                                               
EBITDA                                          
  INDUSTRIAL SEGMENT   $ 21,217     $ 21,064     $ 25,575     $ 25,851     $ 93,707       $ 21,202     $   -   $   -   $   -   $ 21,202  
  ENERGY SEGMENT     9,108       2,943       4,633       142       16,826         5,125         -       -       -     5,125  
  ENGINEERED SOLUTIONS SEGMENT     6,281       7,277       11,716       9,533       34,807         10,254         -       -       -     10,254  
  CORPORATE / GENERAL     (5,879 )     (5,846 )     (4,868 )     (6,637 )     (23,230 )       (5,518 )       -       -       -     (5,518 )
    ADJUSTED EBITDA   $ 30,727     $ 25,438     $ 37,056     $ 28,889     $ 122,110       $ 31,063     $   -   $   -   $   -   $ 31,063  
  IMPAIRMENT & OTHER DIVESTITURE CHARGES     -       -       -       (116,979 )     (116,979 )       -         -       -       -     -  
  RESTRUCTURING CHARGES     (2,948 )     (2,101 )     (384 )     (1,795 )     (7,228 )       (6,629 )       -       -       -     (6,629 )
  DIRECTOR & OFFICER TRANSITION CHARGES     (7,784 )     -       -       -       (7,784 )       -         -       -       -     -  
    EBITDA   $ 19,995     $ 23,337     $ 36,672     $ (89,885 )   $ (9,881 )     $ 24,434     $   -   $   -   $   -   $ 24,434  
                                               
ADJUSTED EBITDA %                                          
  INDUSTRIAL SEGMENT     24.3 %     23.0 %     25.4 %     25.8 %     24.7 %       21.9 %       -       -       -     21.9 %
  ENERGY SEGMENT     10.8 %     4.0 %     5.5 %     0.2 %     5.4 %       6.8 %       -       -       -     6.8 %
  ENGINEERED SOLUTIONS SEGMENT     6.7 %     7.7 %     10.5 %     8.9 %     8.6 %       8.8 %       -       -       -     8.8 %
    ADJUSTED EBITDA %     11.6 %     9.8 %     12.5 %     10.5 %     11.1 %       10.8 %       -       -       -     10.8 %

 

         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
ACTUANT CORPORATION                      
SUPPLEMENTAL UNAUDITED DATA                      
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP MEASURES TO NON-GAAP MEASURES                      
  (Dollars in thousands, except for per share amounts)                      
                                                 
                                                 
          FISCAL 2017     FISCAL 2018
          Q1   Q2   Q3   Q4   TOTAL     Q1   Q2   Q3   Q4   TOTAL
ADJUSTED EARNINGS (1)                                          
  NET EARNINGS (LOSS)   $ 4,965     $ 5,074     $ 22,511     $ (98,764 )   $ (66,213 )     $ 5,226     $   -   $   -   $   -   $ 5,226  
  IMPAIRMENT & OTHER DIVESTITURE CHARGES     -       -       -       116,979       116,979         -         -       -       -     -  
  INCOME TAX BENEFIT ON IMPAIRMENT & OTHER DIVESTITURE CHARGES     -       -       -       (8,119 )     (8,119 )       -         -       -       -     -  
  DIRECTOR & OFFICER TRANSITION CHARGES     7,784       -       -       -       7,784         -         -       -       -     -  
  INCOME TAX BENEFIT ON DIRECTOR & OFFICER TRANSITION CHARGES     (2,880 )     -       -       -       (2,880 )       -         -       -       -     -  
  RESTRUCTURING CHARGES     2,948       2,101       384       1,795       7,228         6,629         -       -       -     6,629  
  INCOME TAX BENEFIT ON RESTRUCTURING CHARGES     (777 )     (564 )     (124 )     (494 )     (1,959 )       (375 )       -       -       -     (375 )
  INCOME TAX BENEFIT     -       -       (3,193 )     -       (3,193 )       -         -       -       -     -  
    ADJUSTED EARNINGS   $ 12,040     $ 6,611     $ 19,578     $ 11,397     $ 49,627       $ 11,480     $   -   $   -   $   -   $ 11,480  
                                                 
ADJUSTED DILUTED EARNINGS PER SHARE (1)                                          
  NET EARNINGS (LOSS)   $ 0.08     $ 0.08     $ 0.37     $ (1.65 )   $ (1.11 )     $ 0.09     $   -   $   -   $   -   $ 0.09  
  IMPAIRMENT & OTHER DIVESTITURE CHARGES     -       -       -       1.96       1.96         -         -       -       -     -  
  INCOME TAX BENEFIT ON IMPAIRMENT & OTHER DIVESTITURE CHARGES     -       -       -       (0.14 )     (0.14 )       -         -       -       -     -  
  DIRECTOR & OFFICER TRANSITION CHARGES     0.13       -       -       -       0.13         -         -       -       -     -  
  INCOME TAX BENEFIT ON DIRECTOR & OFFICER TRANSITION CHARGES     (0.05 )     -       -       -       (0.05 )       -         -       -       -     -  
  RESTRUCTURING CHARGES     0.05       0.04       0.01       0.03       0.12         0.11         -       -       -     0.11  
  INCOME TAX BENEFIT ON RESTRUCTURING CHARGES     (0.01 )     (0.01 )     (0.01 )     (0.01 )     (0.03 )       (0.01 )       -       -       -     (0.01 )
  INCOME TAX BENEFIT     -       -       (0.05 )     -       (0.05 )       -         -       -       -     -  
    ADJUSTED DILUTED EARNINGS PER SHARE   $ 0.20     $ 0.11     $ 0.32     $ 0.19     $ 0.83       $ 0.19     $   -   $   -   $   -   $ 0.19  
                                                 
ADJUSTED EBITDA (2)                                          
  NET EARNINGS (LOSS) (GAAP MEASURE)   $ 4,965     $ 5,074     $ 22,511     $ (98,764 )   $ (66,213 )     $ 5,226     $   -   $   -   $   -   $ 5,226  
  FINANCING COSTS, NET     7,132       7,334       7,553       7,683       29,703         7,514         -       -       -     7,514  
  INCOME TAX (BENEFIT) EXPENSE     (2,998 )     200       (4,029 )     (9,651 )     (16,478 )       1,604         -       -       -     1,604  
  DEPRECIATION & AMORTIZATION     10,896       10,729       10,637       10,847       43,108         10,090         -       -       -     10,090  
    EBITDA   $ 19,995     $ 23,337     $ 36,672     $ (89,885 )   $ (9,881 )     $ 24,434     $   -   $   -   $   -   $ 24,434  
  IMPAIRMENT & OTHER DIVESTITURE CHARGES     -       -       -       116,979       116,979         -         -       -       -     -  
  DIRECTOR & OFFICER TRANSITION CHARGES     7,784       -       -       -       7,784         -         -       -       -     -  
  RESTRUCTURING CHARGES     2,948       2,101       384       1,795       7,228         6,629         -       -       -     6,629  
    ADJUSTED EBITDA   $ 30,727     $ 25,438     $ 37,056     $ 28,889     $ 122,110       $ 31,063     $   -   $   -   $   -   $ 31,063  
FOOTNOTES
     
NOTE:   The total of the individual quarters may not equal the annual total due to rounding.
     
(1)   Adjusted earnings and adjusted diluted earnings per share represent net earnings (loss) and earnings (loss) per share per the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Earnings net of charges or credits for items to be highlighted for comparability purposes. These measures should not be considered as an alternative to net earnings (loss) or diluted earnings (loss) per share or as an indicator of the Company's operating performance. However, this presentation is important to investors for understanding the operating results of the current portfolio of Actuant companies. The total of the individual components may not equal due to rounding.
     
(2)   EBITDA represents net earnings (loss) before financing costs, net, income tax (benefit) expense, and depreciation & amortization. EBITDA is not a calculation based upon generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). The amounts included in the EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA calculation, however, are derived from amounts included in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Earnings. EBITDA should not be considered as an alternative to net earnings (loss), operating profit (loss) or operating cash flows. Actuant has presented EBITDA because it regularly reviews this performance measure. In addition, EBITDA is used by many of our investors and lenders, and is presented as a convenience to them. The EBITDA measure presented may not always be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies due to differences in the components of the calculation.

 

                   
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SUPPLEMENTAL UNAUDITED DATA          
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP GUIDANCE          
  (Dollars in millions, except for per share amounts)          
                         
                         
          Q2 FISCAL 2018     FISCAL 2018
          LOW   HIGH     LOW   HIGH
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP DILUTED EARNINGS PER SHARE TO ADJUSTED                  
  DILUTED EARNINGS PER SHARE GUIDANCE                  
  GAAP DILUTED EARNINGS PER SHARE   $ (0.21 )   $ (0.16 )     $ 0.67     $ 0.77  
  IMPAIRMENT & OTHER DIVESTITURE CHARGES (1)     0.25       0.25         0.25       0.25  
  RESTRUCTURING CHARGES     0.06       0.06         0.13       0.13  
    ADJUSTED DILUTED EARNINGS PER SHARE GUIDANCE   $ 0.10     $ 0.15       $ 1.05     $ 1.15  
                         
                         
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP CASH FLOW FROM OPERATIONS TO FREE CASH FLOW              
  CASH FLOW FROM OPERATIONS             $ 105     $ 115  
  CAPITAL EXPENDITURES               (30 )     (30 )
  OTHER               10       10  
    FREE CASH FLOW GUIDANCE             $ 85     $ 95  
FOOTNOTES
     
NOTE:  

Management does not provide guidance on GAAP financial measures as we are unable to predict and estimate with certainty items such as potential impairments, refinancing costs, business divestiture gains/losses, discrete tax adjustments, or other items impacting GAAP financial metrics. As a result, we have included above only those items about which we are aware and are reasonably likely to occur during the guidance period covered.

     
(1)  

Represents the estimated remaining divestiture loss (net of tax) to be recognized upon completion of the sale of the Viking Seatech business effective December 1, 2017 (our fiscal 2018 second quarter).

     

 

Source: Actuant Corporation

Actuant Corporation
Karen Bauer
Communications & Investor Relations Leader
262-293-1562