nVent Reports Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results

nVent Reports Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results

Strong third quarter productivity and operational performance

Reported sales of $560 million were down 1%; Organic sales down 1%

Reported EPS of $0.35, down 8%; Adjusted EPS of $0.49, up 7%

Reported return on sales of 15.4%, down 120 bps; Adjusted return on sales of 20.5%, up 10 bps

Completed Eldon acquisition, strengthening global growth opportunity

Reconciliations of GAAP (reported) to Non-GAAP measures are in the attached financial tables.
LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–nVent Electric plc (NYSE:NVT) (“nVent”), a global leader in electrical connection and protection solutions, today announced financial results for the third quarter of 2019 and provided guidance for the fourth quarter and full-year 2019.

Third quarter sales of $560 million were down 1 percent relative to the third quarter 2018 and declined 1 percent organically, which excludes the impact from currency fluctuations and acquisitions. Eldon added approximately $8 million in sales to the Enclosures segment during the third quarter. Third quarter 2019 earnings per diluted share (“EPS”) were $0.35, while on an adjusted basis, the company had EPS of $0.49. Segment income, adjusted net income, free cash flow and adjusted EPS are described in the attached schedules.

Third quarter 2019 operating income was $86 million, down 8 percent from $94 million in the third quarter of 2018. On an adjusted basis, segment income was $115 million, flat compared to the third quarter of 2018, as price and productivity initiatives offset inflation and the impact of volume declines.

Net cash provided by operating activities was $158 million in the first three quarters of 2019 and total free cash flow was $135 million. The company continues to target full-year free cash flow of approximately 100 percent of adjusted net income.

“I am pleased with our third quarter execution across the portfolio. We expanded adjusted return on sales by achieving strong productivity gains and driving price despite a weaker macro environment. We continue to align our cost structure to current market trends while investing in our strategic priorities. Our One nVent growth initiatives continue to contribute positive growth. Our adjusted EPS grew 7% year-over-year and we had over 100% free cash flow conversion,” said Beth Wozniak, nVent’s chief executive officer. “We closed the Eldon acquisition during the quarter and remain excited about the opportunity to drive global growth.”

THIRD QUARTER PERFORMANCE ($ in millions)

 

nVent Electric plc

 

 

 

 

Three months ended

 

September 30,

September 30,

% / point

2019

2018

change

Net Sales

$560

 

$564

 

-1%

Organic

 

 

 

 

-1%

Operating Income

$86

 

$94

 

-8%

Reported ROS

15.4%

 

16.6%

 

 

Segment Income

$115

 

$115

 

0%

Adjusted ROS

20.5%

 

20.4%

 

10 bps

 

Enclosures

 

 

 

 

Three months ended

 

September 30,

September 30,

% / point

2019

2018

change

Net Sales

$263

 

$260

 

1%

Organic

 

 

 

 

-1%

ROS

18.1%

 

18.3%

 

-20 bps

 

Thermal Management

 

 

 

 

Three months ended

 

September 30,

September 30,

% / point

2019

2018

change

Net Sales

$148

 

$157

 

-6%

Organic

 

 

 

 

-5%

ROS

26.1%

 

26.6%

 

-50 bps

 

Electrical & Fastening Solutions (“EFS”)

 

 

 

 

Three months ended

 

September 30,

September 30,

% / point

2019

2018

change

Net Sales

$150

 

$147

 

2%

Organic

 

 

 

 

3%

ROS

27.6%

 

26.5%

 

110 bps

GUIDANCE FOR FULL-YEAR AND FOURTH QUARTER 2019

The company now estimates reported sales growth for the full-year 2019 of down 1 percent to flat, which represents flat to up 1 percent organic growth versus the prior year. The company expects full-year 2019 EPS of $1.36 to $1.40 on a GAAP basis and adjusted EPS of $1.74 to $1.78.

The company estimates reported sales for the fourth quarter of 2019 to be up 1 percent to 3 percent, which represents down 2 percent to flat on an organic basis. The company estimates fourth quarter 2019 EPS on a GAAP basis of $0.35 to $0.39 and adjusted EPS of $0.42 to $0.46.

Fourth quarter and full-year EPS guidance includes the estimated impact of the proposed U.S. tax regulations announced in December 2018, and the company estimates there is no material contribution from the Eldon acquisition to full-year adjusted EPS given the late third quarter close.

DIVIDENDS

nVent previously announced on September 24, 2019 that its Board of Directors approved a regular cash dividend of $0.175 per share, payable during the fourth quarter on November 1, 2019.

EARNINGS CONFERENCE CALL

nVent’s management team will discuss the company’s third quarter performance on a conference call with analysts and investors at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time today. A live audio webcast of the conference call and materials will be available through the “Investor Relations” section of the company’s website (http://investors.nvent.com). To participate, please dial 855-493-3495 or 720-405-2160 along with conference number 3260988 approximately ten minutes before the 9:00 a.m. EDT start. A replay of the conference call will be made accessible once it becomes available and will remain accessible through midnight on December 6, 2019 by dialing 855-859-2056 or 404-537-3406, along with the above conference number.

About nVent

nVent is a leading global provider of electrical connection and protection solutions. We believe our inventive electrical solutions enable safer systems and ensure a more secure world. We design, manufacture, market, install and service high performance products and solutions that connect and protect some of the world’s most sensitive equipment, buildings and critical processes. We offer a comprehensive range of enclosures, electrical connections and fastening and thermal management solutions across industry-leading brands that are recognized globally for quality, reliability and innovation. Our principal office is in London, United Kingdom and our management office in the United States is in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Our robust portfolio of leading electrical product brands dates back more than 100 years and includes nVent CADDY, ERICO, HOFFMAN, RAYCHEM, SCHROFF and TRACER.

nVent, CADDY, ERICO, HOFFMAN, RAYCHEM, SCHROFF and TRACER are trademarks owned or licensed by nVent Services GmbH or its affiliates.

CAUTION CONCERNING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This press release contains statements that we believe to be “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements, other than statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements. Without limitation, any statements preceded or followed by or that include the words “targets,” “plans,” “believes,” “expects,” “intends,” “will,” “likely,” “may,” “anticipates,” “estimates,” “projects,” “forecasts,” “should,” “would,” “positioned,” “strategy,” “future,” or words, phrases or terms of similar substance or the negative thereof, are forward-looking statements. All projections in this press release are also forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors, some of which are beyond our control, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These factors include the ability to realize the anticipated benefits from our separation from Pentair (the “Separation”); adverse effects on our business operations or financial results; the ability of our business to operate independently following the Separation; overall global economic and business conditions impacting our business; the ability to achieve the benefits of our restructuring plans; the ability to successfully identify, finance, complete and integrate acquisitions, including the acquisition of Eldon Holding AB (“Eldon”); competition and pricing pressures in the markets we serve, including the impacts of tariffs; the strength of housing and related markets; volatility in currency exchange rates and commodity prices; inability to generate savings from excellence in operations initiatives consisting of lean enterprise, supply management and cash flow practices; increased risks associated with operating foreign businesses; the ability to deliver backlog and win future project work; failure of markets to accept new product introductions and enhancements; the impact of changes in laws and regulations, including those that limit U.S. tax benefits; the outcome of litigation and governmental proceedings; and the ability to achieve our long-term strategic operating goals. Additional information concerning these and other factors is contained in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K, as amended. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release. nVent assumes no obligation, and disclaims any obligation, to update the information contained in this press release.

nVent Electric plc

Condensed Consolidated and Combined Statements of Income (Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three months ended

 

Nine months ended

 

September 30,

 

September 30,

 

September 30,

 

September 30,

In millions, except per-share data

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

Net sales

$

559.8

 

$

563.9

 

 

$

1,637.3

 

$

1,645.5

 

Cost of goods sold

335.7

 

334.8

 

 

991.1

 

988.1

 

Gross profit

224.1

 

229.1

 

 

646.2

 

657.4

 

% of net sales

40.0

%

40.6

%

 

39.5

%

40.0

%

Selling, general and administrative

126.2

 

124.1

 

 

359.4

 

399.1

 

% of net sales

22.5

%

22.0

%

 

22.0

%

24.3

%

Research and development

11.8

 

11.3

 

 

36.2

 

33.7

 

% of net sales

2.1

%

2.0

%

 

2.2

%

2.0

%

Operating income

86.1

 

93.7

 

 

250.6

 

224.6

 

% of net sales

15.4

%

16.6

%

 

15.3

%

13.6

%

Net interest expense

11.6

 

11.7

 

 

34.0

 

21.6

 

Other expense

0.9

 

0.9

 

 

2.8

 

7.2

 

Income before income taxes

73.6

 

81.1

 

 

213.8

 

195.8

 

Provision for income taxes

13.7

 

12.9

 

 

36.6

 

32.0

 

Effective tax rate

18.6

%

15.9

%

 

17.1

%

16.3

%

Net income

$

59.9

 

$

68.2

 

 

$

177.2

 

$

163.8

 

Earnings per ordinary share

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

$

0.35

 

$

0.38

 

 

$

1.03

 

$

0.92

 

Diluted

$

0.35

 

$

0.38

 

 

$

1.02

 

$

0.90

 

Weighted average ordinary shares outstanding

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

169.1

 

179.3

 

 

172.3

 

178.8

 

Diluted

170.3

 

181.5

 

 

173.8

 

181.1

 

Cash dividends paid per ordinary share

$

0.175

 

$

0.175

 

 

$

0.525

 

$

0.175

 

nVent Electric plc

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

September 30,

 

December 31,

In millions

2019

 

2018

Assets

Current assets

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

49.5

$

159.0

Accounts and notes receivable, net

 

375.0

 

340.9

Inventories

 

259.1

 

228.2

Other current assets

 

122.8

 

118.4

Total current assets

 

806.4

 

846.5

Property, plant and equipment, net

 

280.3

 

264.8

Other assets

 

 

Goodwill

 

2,286.1

 

2,234.3

Intangibles, net

 

1,174.7

 

1,173.3

Other non-current assets

 

88.6

 

33.8

Total other assets

 

3,549.4

 

3,441.4

Total assets

$

4,636.1

$

4,552.7

Liabilities and Equity

Current liabilities

 

 

Current maturities of long-term debt and short-term borrowings

$

16.8

$

12.5

Accounts payable

 

139.6

 

186.4

Employee compensation and benefits

 

70.0

 

75.8

Other current liabilities

 

210.9

 

187.0

Total current liabilities

 

437.3

 

461.7

Other liabilities

 

 

Long-term debt

 

1,133.8

 

929.2

Pension and other post-retirement compensation and benefits

 

175.3

 

177.9

Deferred tax liabilities

 

232.8

 

224.8

Other non-current liabilities

 

90.4

 

72.0

Total liabilities

 

2,069.6

 

1,865.6

Equity

 

2,566.5

 

2,687.1

Total liabilities and equity

$

4,636.1

$

4,552.7

nVent Electric plc

Condensed Consolidated and Combined Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)

 

 

Nine months ended

 

September 30,

 

September 30,

In millions

2019

 

2018

Operating activities

 

 

Net income

$

177.2

 

$

163.8

 

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by (used for) operating activities

 

 

Depreciation

26.1

 

27.6

 

Amortization

45.6

 

45.8

 

Deferred income taxes

(1.9

)

(4.3

)

Share-based compensation

12.4

 

9.3

 

Changes in assets and liabilities, net of effects of business acquisitions

 

 

Accounts and notes receivable

(17.2

)

(21.7

)

Inventories

(18.4

)

(18.5

)

Other current assets

 

(8.2

)

Accounts payable

(53.6

)

(28.1

)

Employee compensation and benefits

(7.7

)

4.0

 

Other current liabilities

(1.9

)

30.0

 

Other non-current assets and liabilities

(3.1

)

(17.1

)

Net cash provided by (used for) operating activities

157.5

 

182.6

 

Investing activities

 

 

Capital expenditures

(29.0

)

(28.5

)

Proceeds from sale of property and equipment

6.1

 

2.3

 

Acquisitions, net of cash acquired

(127.8

)

(2.0

)

Net cash provided by (used for) investing activities

(150.7

)

(28.2

)

Financing activities

 

 

Net repayments of short-term borrowings

 

(0.3

)

Net receipts of revolving long-term debt

216.5

 

 

Proceeds from long-term debt

 

1,000.0

 

Repayments of long-term debt

(9.7

)

(50.0

)

Debt issuance costs

 

(9.9

)

Dividends paid

(91.1

)

(31.4

)

Cash provided at separation to former Parent

 

(993.6

)

Shares issued to employees, net of shares withheld

5.3

 

10.1

 

Repurchases of ordinary shares

(235.7

)

 

Net cash provided by (used for) financing activities

(114.7

)

(75.1

)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

(1.6

)

(0.2

)

Change in cash and cash equivalents

(109.5

)

79.1

 

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

159.0

 

26.9

 

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

$

49.5

$

106.0

nVent Electric plc

Supplemental Financial Information by Reportable Segment (Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

2019

 

First

 

Second

 

Third

 

Nine

In millions

Quarter

 

Quarter

 

Quarter

 

Months

Net sales

 

 

 

 

Enclosures

$

255.5

 

$

260.0

 

$

262.6

 

$

778.1

 

Thermal Management

145.1

 

128.8

 

147.6

 

421.5

 

Electrical & Fastening Solutions

137.4

 

150.7

 

149.6

 

437.7

 

Total

$

538.0

 

$

539.5

 

$

559.8

 

$

1,637.3

 

Segment income (loss)

 

 

 

 

Enclosures

$

45.6

 

$

48.2

 

$

47.6

 

$

141.4

 

Thermal Management

34.3

 

25.3

 

38.5

 

98.1

 

Electrical & Fastening Solutions

31.2

 

41.6

 

41.3

 

114.1

 

Other

(14.9

)

(10.3

)

(12.8

)

(38.0

)

Total

$

96.2

 

$

104.8

 

$

114.6

 

$

315.6

 

Return on sales

 

 

 

 

Enclosures

17.8

%

18.5

%

18.1

%

18.2

%

Thermal Management

23.6

%

19.6

%

26.1

%

23.3

%

Electrical & Fastening Solutions

22.7

%

27.6

%

27.6

%

26.1

%

Total

17.9

%

19.4

%

20.5

%

19.3

%

 

nVent Electric plc

Supplemental Financial Information by Reportable Segment (Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018

 

First

 

Second

 

Third

 

Nine

In millions

Quarter

 

Quarter

 

Quarter

 

Months

Net sales

 

 

 

 

Enclosures

$

254.1

 

$

255.6

 

$

259.5

 

$

769.2

 

Thermal Management

147.9

 

139.0

 

157.4

 

444.3

 

Electrical & Fastening Solutions

136.9

 

148.1

 

147.0

 

432.0

 

Total

$

538.9

 

$

542.7

 

$

563.9

 

$

1,645.5

 

Segment income (loss)

 

 

 

 

Enclosures

$

40.6

 

$

47.9

 

$

47.4

 

$

135.9

 

Thermal Management

33.5

 

30.4

 

41.9

 

105.8

 

Electrical & Fastening Solutions

31.7

 

40.9

 

38.9

 

111.5

 

Other

(12.3

)

(12.4

)

(13.2

)

(37.9

)

Total

$

93.5

 

$

106.8

 

$

115.0

 

$

315.3

 

Return on sales

 

 

 

 

Enclosures

16.0

%

18.7

%

18.3

%

17.7

%

Thermal Management

22.7

%

21.9

%

26.6

%

23.8

%

Electrical & Fastening Solutions

23.2

%

27.6

%

26.5

%

25.8

%

Total

17.4

%

19.7

%

20.4

%

19.2

%

nVent Electric plc

Reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures for the year ended December 31, 2019

excluding the effect of 2019 adjustments (Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Actual

 

Forecast (1)

 

First

Second

Third

 

Fourth

Full

In millions, except per-share data

Quarter

Quarter

Quarter

Quarter

Year

Net sales

$

538.0

 

$

539.5

 

$

559.8

 

 

 

 

Operating income

77.5

 

87.0

 

86.1

 

 

 

 

% of net sales

14.4

%

16.1

%

15.4

%

 

 

 

Adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Restructuring and other

3.6

 

2.7

 

11.2

 

 

 

 

Acquisition transaction and integration costs

 

 

1.9

 

 

 

 

Intangible amortization

15.1

 

15.1

 

15.4

 

 

 

 

Segment income

$

96.2

 

$

104.8

 

$

114.6

 

 

 

 

Return on sales

17.9

%

19.4

%

20.5

%

 

 

 

Net income – as reported

$

56.4

 

$

60.9

 

$

59.9

 

 

$

63

 

$

239

 

Adjustments to operating income

18.7

 

17.8

 

28.5

 

 

16

 

81

 

Income tax adjustments

(5.6

)

(3.3

)

(4.6

)

 

(4

)

(16

)

Net income – as adjusted

$

69.5

 

$

75.4

 

$

83.8

 

 

$

75

 

$

304

 

Diluted earnings per ordinary share

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted earnings per ordinary share – as reported

$

0.32

 

$

0.35

 

$

0.35

 

 

$0.35 – $0.39

$1.36 – $1.40

Adjustments

0.07

 

0.09

 

0.14

 

 

0.07

 

0.38

 

Diluted earnings per ordinary share – as adjusted

$

0.39

 

$

0.44

 

$

0.49

 

 

$0.42 – $0.46

$1.74 – $1.78

(1) Forecast information represents an approximation

 

 

 

 

 

  

nVent Electric plc

Reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures for the year ended December 31, 2018

excluding the effect of 2018 adjustments (Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First

 

Second

 

Third

 

Fourth

 

Full

In millions, except per-share data

Quarter

 

Quarter

 

Quarter

 

Quarter

 

Year

Net sales

$

538.9

 

$

542.7

 

$

563.9

 

$

568.1

 

 

$

2,213.6

 

Operating income

65.6

 

65.3

 

93.7

 

86.2

 

 

310.8

 

% of net sales

12.2

%

12.0

%

16.6

%

15.2

%

 

14.0

%

Adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Restructuring and other

2.8

 

2.3

 

1.3

 

1.3

 

 

7.7

 

Intangible amortization

15.4

 

15.2

 

15.2

 

15.1

 

 

60.9

 

Separation costs

9.7

 

24.8

 

4.8

 

5.7

 

 

45.0

 

Corporate allocations

 

(0.8

)

 

 

 

(0.8

)

Segment income

$

93.5

 

$

106.8

 

$

115.0

 

$

108.3

 

 

$

423.6

 

Return on sales

17.4

%

19.7

%

20.4

%

19.1

%

 

19.1

%

Net income – as reported

$

52.3

 

$

43.3

 

$

68.2

 

$

67.0

 

 

$

230.8

 

Interest expense adjustment – pro forma

(5.6

)

 

 

 

 

(5.6

)

Adjustments to operating income

27.9

 

41.5

 

21.3

 

22.1

 

 

112.8

 

Pension and other post-retirement mark-to-market loss

 

4.1

 

 

2.9

 

 

7.0

 

Income tax adjustments

(4.0

)

(9.8

)

(5.5

)

(11.7

)

 

(31.0

)

Net income – pro forma adjusted

$

70.6

 

$

79.1

 

$

84.0

 

$

80.3

 

 

$

314.0

 

Diluted earnings per ordinary share – pro forma adjusted

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted earnings per ordinary share – pro forma

$

0.29

 

$

0.24

 

$

0.38

 

$

0.37

 

 

$

1.28

 

Adjustments

0.10

 

0.20

 

0.08

 

0.08

 

 

0.46

 

Diluted earnings per ordinary share – as adjusted

$

0.39

$

0.44

$

0.46

$

0.45

 

$

1.74

nVent Electric plc

Reconciliation of Net Sales Growth to Organic Net Sales Growth by Segment

for the quarter ended September 30, 2019 (Unaudited)

 

 

 

Actual

 

 

Q3 Net Sales Growth

 

 

Organic

Currency

Acq./Div.

Total

nVent

 

(0.9

)%

(1.2

)%

1.4

%

(0.7

)%

Enclosures

 

(0.8

)%

(1.0

)%

3.0

%

1.2

%

Thermal Management

 

(4.5

)%

(1.7

)%

%

(6.2

)%

Electrical & Fastening Solutions

 

2.9

%

(1.1

)%

%

1.8

%

nVent Electric plc

Reconciliation of Net Sales Growth to Organic Net Sales Growth by Segment

for the quarter and year ending December 31, 2019 (Unaudited)

 

 

Forecast (1)

 

Q4 Net Sales Growth

Full Year Net Sales Growth

 

Organic

Currency

Acq./Div.

Total

Organic

Currency

Acq./Div.

Total

nVent

(2) – 0%

(1)%

4%

1 – 3%

0 – 1%

(2)%

1%

(1) – 0%

Enclosures

 

 

 

 

1%

(1)%

3%

3%

Thermal Management

 

 

 

 

(2)%

(3)%

—%

(5)%

Electrical & Fastening Solutions

 

 

 

 

2 – 3%

(2)%

—%

0 – 1%

(1) Forecast information represents an approximation

nVent Electric plc

Reconciliation of cash from operating activities to free cash flow (Unaudited)

 

 

Three months ended

 

Nine months ended

 

September 30,

 

September 30,

In millions

2019

 

2019

Net cash provided by (used for) operating activities

$

99.7

 

$

157.5

 

Capital expenditures

(11.4

)

(29.0

)

Proceeds from sale of property and equipment

 

6.1

 

Free cash flow

$

88.3

 

$

134.6

 

 
Contacts
Investor ContactJ.C. Weigelt
Vice President, Investor Relations
nVent
763.204.7750
[email protected]

Media ContactJill Saletta
Vice President, Communications
nVent
763.204.7771
[email protected]

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