EnPro Industries Reports Results for the Second Quarter of 2019

CHARLOTTE, N.C.–EnPro Industries, Inc. (NYSE: NPO) today announced its financial results for the three-month and six-month periods ended June 30, 2019.

As previously announced, effective today, Stephen E. Macadam, the company’s Chief Executive Officer and President, has retired from those positions and the board of directors has appointed Marvin A. Riley, the company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, to succeed Mr. Macadam as Chief Executive Officer and President. Mr. Macadam has agreed to serve hereafter as Vice Chairman, to facilitate the transition of the company’s leadership and provide assistance to Mr. Riley, until the end of February 2020, at which time he intends to resign from the board.

CEO Comment

“Overall, I am very pleased with our performance during the second quarter. We experienced a substantial year-over-year increase in profitability that was primarily the result of strength in aftermarket parts and services in Power Systems, productivity improvements and lower warranty charges in Sealing Products, and cost control measures across the company. Total EnPro second quarter segment profit was up 55.4% year-over-year,” said Marvin Riley, Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Riley continued, “In support of our growth strategy and our commitment to disciplined strategic investment, we recently announced the addition of two businesses to our Sealing Products segment. On July 2, we announced the acquisition of The Aseptic Group, which represents a key step in our strategy to grow in the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries. On July 22, we announced plans to acquire LeanTeq Co., Ltd., which upon completion will strengthen and expand our existing semiconductor industry presence of $100M+ in revenue, with a primary focus on the aftermarket. Both of these businesses complement our growth strategies in their respective markets and are consistent with our acquisition criteria.”

2019 Outlook and Guidance

“Given our performance in the first half of the year and our outlook for the remainder of the year, we are tightening our full-year adjusted EBITDA guidance to a range of $225 to $229 million. We now expect adjusted diluted earnings per share of $4.45 to $4.59 for the year. Consistent with our guidance policy, we are excluding any anticipated impact from the recently announced LeanTeq transaction because the precise timing for transaction closing is unknown and subject to customary conditions, including regulatory approvals,” said Mr. Riley.

Full-year guidance excludes changes in the number of shares outstanding, impacts from future acquisitions and acquisition-related costs, restructuring costs, incremental impacts of tariffs and trade tensions on market demand and costs subsequent to the end of the second quarter, the impact of foreign exchange rate changes subsequent to the end of the second quarter, and environmental and legacy litigation charges.

Sales and Segment Profit

During the second quarter, sales decreased 1.7% compared to the same period of 2018. Growth in engine aftermarket parts and services, aerospace, and mid-stream oil and gas was more than offset by a combination of weakness within Engineered Products, softness in the semiconductor capital equipment and heavy-duty trucking markets, negative translation impact due to the stronger dollar, and the company’s exit from the industrial gas turbine market in 2018. Excluding the impact of foreign exchange translation, sales for the quarter declined by 0.2% compared to the second quarter of 2018.

Segment profit in the second quarter was up 55.4% year-over-year, primarily as a result of strength in aftermarket parts and services in Power Systems, productivity improvements and lower warranty charges due to unusual warranty charges in the prior-year period that did not recur in Sealing Products, and cost control measures across the company. Excluding the impact of costs related to acquisitions, foreign exchange translation, the change in the loss reserve due to foreign exchange on the EDF contract in the Power Systems segment, and restructuring charges, total segment profit increased 33.4% compared to the second quarter of last year.

Capital Allocation

During the second quarter, the company invested $8.8 million in facilities, equipment, and software compared to $14.5 million during the same period of 2018. This excludes $0.7 million of proceeds from the sale of property, plant, and equipment in the second quarter of this year and $25.9 million in the prior year period, which includes the sale of the Oxford industrial gas turbine facility.

The company paid a $0.25 per share quarterly dividend with a total value of $5.2 million. The company also repurchased 194,630 shares at a cost of approximately $12.7 million.

The company recently announced two acquisitions within the Sealing Products segment. On July 2, the company completed the acquisition of The Aseptic Group, a distributor, designer, and manufacturer of sterile fluid transfer products for the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries. The Aseptic Group will become part of EnPro’s Garlock Family of Companies. On July 22, the company announced plans to acquire LeanTeq Co., Ltd. LeanTeq primarily provides refurbishment services for critical components and assemblies used in state-of-the-art semiconductor equipment. This equipment is used to produce the latest and most technologically advanced microchips for smartphones, autonomous vehicles, high-speed wireless connectivity (5G), artificial intelligence, and other leading-edge applications. Upon completion of the acquisition, LeanTeq will be part of EnPro’s Technetics Group. This transaction, which is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals, is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2019.

Segment Highlights

Sealing Products

  • Sales decreased 6.4% in the second quarter versus the prior-year period due to softness in the semiconductor capital equipment and heavy-duty trucking markets as well as the company’s exit from the industrial gas turbine market in 2018. This decline was partially offset by strength in the aerospace and midstream oil and gas markets. Excluding the impact of foreign exchange translation, sales decreased 5.4% compared to the prior-year period.
  • Segment profit increased 52.3% in the second quarter versus the prior-year period, driven primarily by productivity improvements, cost control measures, lower warranty charges due to unusual warranty charges in the prior-year period that did not recur, and the company’s exit from the industrial gas turbine market in 2018. Excluding the impact of restructuring costs, acquisition-related costs, and unfavorable foreign exchange translation, segment profit increased 37.7% compared to the prior-year period.

Engineered Products

  • Sales decreased 7.5% in the second quarter versus the prior-year period, primarily due to foreign exchange translation and weakness in automotive and general industrial markets. Excluding the impact of foreign exchange translation, sales decreased 3.5% compared to the prior-year period due to the aforementioned reasons.
  • Segment profit decreased 16.5% in the second quarter versus the prior-year period, primarily due to lower sales volume and the impact of foreign exchange translation. Excluding the impact of restructuring costs, acquisition-related costs, and unfavorable foreign exchange translation, segment profit decreased 9.0% compared to the prior-year period.

Power Systems

  • Sales increased 30.0% in the second quarter versus the prior-year period due to strong aftermarket parts and military marine engine sales, partially offset by lower sales to the power generation market.
  • Segment profit increased in the second quarter versus the prior-year period primarily due to the increase in higher-margin aftermarket parts and service sales and reduced SG&A costs. Excluding the impact of foreign exchange on the EDF contract, segment profit increased 150.7%.

Conference Call and Webcast Information

EnPro will hold a conference call tomorrow, July 30, at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss second quarter 2019 results. Investors who wish to participate in the call should dial 1-877-407-0832 approximately 10 minutes before the call begins and provide conference ID number 13686472. A live audio webcast of the call and accompanying slide presentation will be accessible from the company’s website, https://www.enproindustries.com. To access the presentation, log on to the webcast by clicking the link on the company’s home page.

Non-GAAP Financial Information

This press release contains financial measures that have not been prepared in conformity with GAAP. They include adjusted net income, adjusted diluted earnings per share, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margin, as well as segment adjusted EBITDA and segment adjusted EBITDA margin. Tables showing the reconciliation of these historical non-GAAP financial measures to the comparable GAAP measures are attached to the release. Adjusted EBITDA and adjusted diluted earnings per share anticipated for full year 2019 are calculated in a manner consistent with the historical presentation of these measures in the attached tables. Because of the forward-looking nature of these estimates, it is impractical to present quantitative reconciliations of such measures to comparable GAAP measures, and accordingly no such GAAP measures are being presented. These estimates exclude changes in the number of shares outstanding, impacts from future acquisitions and acquisition-related costs, restructuring costs, incremental impacts of tariffs and trade tensions on market demand and costs subsequent to the end of the second quarter, the impact of foreign exchange rate changes subsequent to the end of the second quarter, and any litigation or environmental charges. Management believes these non-GAAP metrics are commonly used financial measures for investors to evaluate the company’s operating performance, and when read in conjunction with the company’s consolidated financial statements, present a useful tool to evaluate the company’s ongoing operations and performance from period to period. In addition, these are some of the factors the company uses in internal evaluations of the overall performance of its businesses. Management acknowledges that there are many items that impact a company’s reported results and the adjustments reflected in these non-GAAP measures are not intended to present all items that may have impacted these results. In addition, these non-GAAP measures are not necessarily comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this press release that express a belief, expectation or intention, as well as those that are not historical fact, are forward-looking statements under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. They involve a number of risks and uncertainties that may cause actual events and results to differ materially from such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: general economic conditions in the markets served by our businesses, some of which are cyclical and experience periodic downturns; prices and availability of raw materials; the impact of fluctuations in relevant foreign currency exchange rates; uncertainties with respect to the timing of the closing of the acquisition of LeanTeq, including when and whether all conditions to closing will be satisfied; uncertainties with respect to the future performance of LeanTeq following its acquisition by EnPro, including the impact of the acquisition on existing customer relationships; unanticipated delays or problems in introducing new products; the incurrence of contractual penalties for the late delivery of long lead-time products; announcements by competitors of new products, services or technological innovations; changes in our pricing policies or the pricing policies of our competitors; and the amount of any payments required to satisfy contingent liabilities related to discontinued operations of our predecessors, including liabilities for certain products, environmental matters, employee benefit obligations and other matters. Our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our most recent Form 10-K, describe these and other risks and uncertainties in more detail. We do not undertake to update any forward-looking statements made in this press release to reflect any change in management’s expectations or any change in the assumptions or circumstances on which such statements are based.

About EnPro Industries

EnPro Industries, Inc. is a leader in sealing products, metal polymer and filament wound bearings, components and service for reciprocating compressors, diesel and dual-fuel engines, and other engineered products for use in critical applications by industries worldwide. For more information about EnPro, visit the company’s website at https://www.enproindustries.com.


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