Barnes Group Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2018 Financial Results

Fourth Quarter 2018:

  • Record Quarterly Sales of $384 million, up 3% from last year;
    Organic Sales up 2%
  • Operating Margin of 13.6%; Adjusted Operating Margin of 15.3%, up
    140 bps
  • GAAP EPS of $0.75; Adjusted EPS of $0.84, up 18% versus prior year
    period

Full Year 2018:

  • Record Full Year Sales of $1,496 million, up 4% from 2017; Organic
    Sales up 2%
  • Record Operating Income of $231.8 million; Adjusted Operating
    Income of $239.7 million, up 11%
  • Operating Margin of 15.5%; Adjusted Operating Margin of 16.0%, up
    90 bps
  • GAAP EPS of $3.15; Adjusted EPS of $3.22, up 12% from 2017

2019 Outlook:

  • 2019 Expected Sales Growth of 4% to 6%; Organic Sales Growth of 1%
    to 3%
  • 2019 Adjusted Net Income of $3.25 to $3.40 per Share; Up 1% to 6%
    from 2018 Adjusted Net Income of $3.22 per Share

BRISTOL, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Barnes Group Inc. (NYSE: B), a global provider of highly engineered
products, differentiated industrial technologies, and innovative
solutions, today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and
full year 2018.

“For 2018, Barnes Group delivered record revenues and operating profit,
improved operating margins, and grew net income. Record orders, driven
by the strength of our Aerospace business, allow us to exit the year
with near all-time high backlogs, providing solid momentum as we move
into the new year. Although we see a greater level of economic
uncertainty in certain Industrial end markets in early 2019, we
anticipate the upcoming year to demonstrate further revenue and earnings
growth,” said Patrick J. Dempsey, President and Chief Executive Officer
of Barnes Group Inc.

“In addition, we expect 2019 to realize the benefits of our ongoing
portfolio transformation, including the recent entry into industrial
automation, and further advances in productivity driven by the Barnes
Enterprise System,” added Dempsey.

Fourth quarter 2018 net sales of $384 million were up 3% from $373
million in the prior year period driven by organic sales growth (1)
of 2% and acquisition sales of 3%. Foreign exchange negatively impacted
sales by 2%. Net income for the fourth quarter was $38.8 million, or
$0.75 per diluted share, compared to net loss of $59.2 million, or
($1.10) per diluted share, a year ago. On an adjusted basis, net income
per share of $0.84 was up 18% from $0.71 a year ago. Fourth quarter 2018
adjusted net income per share excludes $0.11 of Industrial Gas Springs
(“IGS”) and Gimatic short-term purchase accounting and acquisition cost
adjustments in our Industrial Segment and a $0.02 benefit related to
U.S. tax reform. Adjusted net income per diluted share in the fourth
quarter of 2017 excludes a $1.79 charge related to U.S. tax law changes
and $0.02 per share related to restructuring actions within our
Industrial Segment.

For the full year 2018, Barnes Group generated net sales of $1,496
million, up 4% from $1,436 million in the prior year. Full year organic
sales were up 2%, while acquisitions and favorable foreign exchange each
provided 1%. Net income for the year was $166.2 million, or $3.15 per
diluted share, compared to $59.4 million, or $1.09 per diluted share, a
year ago. On an adjusted basis, 2018 net income per share was $3.22, up
12% from $2.88 for 2017. Adjusted net income per share for 2018 excludes
$0.12 of IGS and Gimatic short-term purchase accounting adjustments and
acquisition transaction costs in our Industrial Segment and favorable
tax adjustments of $0.05 per share related to U.S. tax reform. For 2017,
adjusted net income per share excludes a $1.77 charge related to tax law
changes, $0.03 of FOBOHA short-term purchase accounting adjustments, and
a $0.01 benefit from restructuring actions.

A table reconciling 2018 and 2017 non-GAAP adjusted results presented in
this release to the Company’s GAAP results is included at the end of
this press release.

Industrial

  • Fourth quarter 2018 sales were $255.1 million, up slightly from $254.3
    million in the prior year period. Organic sales decreased 1% on
    softness in our automotive end markets. Unfavorable foreign exchange
    decreased sales by $7.8 million, or 3%, while acquisition revenues
    from IGS and Gimatic contributed $12.3 million, or 5%.
  • Operating profit in the fourth quarter was $26.4 million, down 5% from
    $27.7 million in the prior year period. The decrease was driven by the
    profit impact of lower organic sales volume and acquisition related
    costs, partially offset by lower incentive compensation. Excluding IGS
    and Gimatic short-term purchase accounting adjustments and acquisition
    transaction costs in the current quarter, and restructuring actions in
    last year’s fourth quarter, adjusted operating profit of $32.8 million
    was up 13% from $29.1 million a year ago. Adjusted operating margin
    was 12.9%, up 140 bps.
  • Full year 2018 sales were $994.7 million, up 2% from $973.9 million
    last year. Organic sales were down 1%, while acquisitions contributed
    2% and favorable foreign exchange contributed 1%. Full year operating
    profit of $130.4 million was up 6% from $122.8 million in the prior
    year. On an adjusted basis, operating profit was $138.3 million for
    2018 versus $132.6 million a year ago, an increase of 4%. Adjusted
    operating margin was 13.9%, up 30 bps from 2017.

Aerospace

  • Fourth quarter 2018 sales were $129.1 million, up 9% from $118.7
    million in the same period last year. Aerospace original equipment
    manufacturing (“OEM”) sales increased 7% due to the ramping of new
    engine programs while aftermarket sales increased 13% from sustained
    growth in maintenance, repair and overhaul, and spare parts sales.
  • Operating profit was $25.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2018, up
    13% as compared to $22.8 million in the prior year period, reflecting
    the profit impact from higher sales volumes, offset in part by
    scheduled price deflation and higher incentive compensation. Operating
    margin of 20.0% was up 80 bps from 19.2% a year ago.
  • Full year 2018 sales were $501.2 million, up 8% from $462.6 million
    last year. Operating profit was $101.4 million, up 21%, compared to
    $83.6 million a year ago. Operating margin was 20.2% versus 18.1% last
    year, up 210 bps.
  • Aerospace OEM backlog ended 2018 at a record $845 million, up 18%
    compared to a year ago, and up 5% from the third quarter of 2018. The
    Company expects to ship approximately 45% of this backlog over the
    next 12 months.

Additional Information

  • Fourth quarter interest expense increased $0.8 million to $4.8 million
    as a result of higher average borrowings due to the Gimatic
    acquisition, partially offset by a lower average interest rate.
  • The Company’s effective tax rate was 19.9% for 2018 compared with
    69.6% for 2017. The effective tax rate in 2017 was impacted by U.S.
    Tax Reform. Excluding the impact of this change, the effective tax
    rate would have been 20.2% for 2017.

2019 Outlook
Barnes Group expects 2019 total revenue growth
of 4% to 6%, with organic sales growth of 1% to 3%. Foreign exchange is
anticipated to negatively impact revenues by approximately 1% for the
year, while acquisition revenues are forecast to provide 4%. Adjusted
operating margin is forecasted to be between 16.0% and 16.5%. Earnings
are expected to be in the range of $3.17 to $3.32 per diluted share. On
an adjusted basis, excluding approximately $0.08 of Gimatic short term
purchase accounting adjustments, earnings per share are expected to be
$3.25 to $3.40, up 1% to 6% from 2018’s adjusted earnings per share of
$3.22. Further, the Company anticipates capital expenditures of $60 to
$65 million and cash conversion of greater than 100% of net income.
Based upon our forecasted geographic mix of earnings, the effective tax
rate for 2019 is expected to be between 23.5% and 24.5%.

“During 2018, we strategically allocated capital across a number of
priorities. Organically, we invested $57 million in capital
expenditures. Continuing our strategic transformation, we acquired two
businesses, investing a combined $430 million. In addition, we returned
$170 million of cash to shareholders through an increased dividend and
share repurchases. Even with this year’s higher capital deployment, with
the ongoing solid cash generation of our businesses, we end 2018 with a
well-positioned balance sheet supportive of continued growth
investments,” said Christopher J. Stephens, Jr., Senior Vice President,
Finance and Chief Financial Officer, Barnes Group Inc.

Conference Call Information

Barnes Group Inc. will conduct a conference call with investors to
discuss fourth quarter and full year 2018 results at 8:30 a.m. ET today,
February 22, 2019. The public may access the conference through a live
audio webcast available on the Investor Relations section of Barnes
Group’s website at www.BGInc.com.
The conference is also available by direct dial at (844) 884-8225 in the
U.S. or (647) 689-4194 outside of the U.S.; Conference ID 7366189.
Supplemental materials will be posted to the Investor Relations section
of the Company’s website prior to the conference call.

In addition, the call will be recorded and available for playback from
12:00 p.m. (ET) on Friday, February 22, 2019 until 11:59 p.m. (ET) on
Friday, March 1, 2019, by dialing (416) 621-4642; Conference ID 7366189.

Note:
(1) Organic sales growth represents the
total reported sales increase within the Company’s ongoing businesses
less the impact of foreign currency translation and acquisition and
divestitures completed in the preceding twelve months.

About Barnes Group
Barnes Group Inc. (NYSE: B) is a global
provider of highly engineered products, differentiated industrial
technologies, and innovative solutions, serving a wide range of end
markets and customers. Its specialized products and services are used in
far-reaching applications including aerospace, transportation,
manufacturing, automation, healthcare, and packaging. Barnes Group’s
skilled and dedicated employees around the globe are committed to the
highest performance standards and achieving consistent, sustainable
profitable growth. For more information, visit www.BGInc.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains
forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements often address
our expected future operating and financial performance and financial
condition, and often contain words such as “anticipate,” “believe,”
“expect,” “plan,” “estimate,” “project,” and similar terms. These
forward-looking statements do not constitute guarantees of future
performance and are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties that
may cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in
the forward-looking statements. These include, among others: difficulty
maintaining relationships with employees, including unionized employees,
customers, distributors, suppliers, business partners or governmental
entities; failure to successfully negotiate collective bargaining
agreements or potential strikes, work stoppages or other similar events;
difficulties leveraging market opportunities; changes in market demand
for our products and services; rapid technological and market change;
the ability to protect and avoid infringing upon intellectual property
rights; introduction or development of new products or transfer of work;
higher risks in global operations and markets; the impact of intense
competition; acts of terrorism, cybersecurity attacks or intrusions that
could adversely impact our businesses; uncertainties relating to
conditions in financial markets; currency fluctuations and foreign
currency exposure; future financial performance of the industries or
customers that we serve; our dependence upon revenues and earnings from
a small number of significant customers; a major loss of customers;
inability to realize expected sales or profits from existing backlog due
to a range of factors, including changes in customer sourcing decisions,
material changes, production schedules and volumes of specific programs;
the impact of government budget and funding decisions, including any
potential adverse effects associated with a U.S. government shutdown;
the impact of new or revised tax laws and regulations; changes in raw
material or product prices and availability; integration of acquired
businesses; restructuring costs or savings; the continuing impact of
prior acquisitions and divestitures, including the ongoing impact of the
acquisition of Gimatic S.r.l., including integration efforts; and any
other future strategic actions, including acquisitions, divestitures,
restructurings, or strategic business realignments, and our ability to
achieve the financial and operational targets set in connection with any
such actions; the outcome of pending and future legal, governmental, or
regulatory proceedings and contingencies and uninsured claims; product
liabilities; future repurchases of common stock; future levels of
indebtedness; and numerous other matters of a global, regional or
national scale, including those of a political, economic, business,
competitive, environmental, regulatory and public health nature;
government tariffs, trade agreements and trade policies; and other risks
and uncertainties described in this Annual Report. The Company assumes
no obligation to update its forward-looking statements.

                       
BARNES GROUP INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)
 
Three months ended December 31, Twelve months ended December 31,
2018

2017 (1)

%
Change

2018

2017 (1)

%
Change

 
Net sales $ 384,117 $ 373,048 3.0 $ 1,495,889 $ 1,436,499 4.1
 
Cost of sales 251,902 246,286 2.3 963,524 943,779 2.1
Selling and administrative expenses   80,026     76,246   5.0   300,601     286,269   5.0
 
  331,928     322,532   2.9   1,264,125     1,230,048   2.8
 
Operating income 52,189 50,516 3.3 231,764 206,451 12.3
 
Operating margin 13.6 % 13.5 % 15.5 % 14.4 %
 
Interest expense 4,763 3,934 21.1 16,841 14,571 15.6
Other expense (income), net   2,271     145   NM   7,428     (3,819 ) NM
 
Income before income taxes 45,155 46,437 (2.8 ) 207,495 195,699 6.0
 
Income taxes   6,325     105,685   (94.0 )   41,309     136,284   (69.7 )
 
Net income (loss) $ 38,830   $ (59,248 ) NM $ 166,186   $ 59,415   NM
 
Common dividends $ 8,210   $ 7,509   9.3 $ 32,206   $ 29,551   9.0
 
Per common share:
 
Net income:
Basic $ 0.75 $ (1.10 ) NM $ 3.18 $ 1.10 NM
Diluted 0.75 (1.10 ) NM 3.15 1.09 NM
Dividends 0.16 0.14 14.3 0.62 0.55 12.7
 
Weighted average common shares outstanding:
Basic 51,575,394 53,874,164 (4.3 ) 52,304,190 54,073,407 (3.3 )
Diluted 52,082,632 53,874,164 (3.3 ) 52,831,606 54,605,298 (3.2 )
 

NM – Not Meaningful

 

Notes:
(1) Results for 2017
have been adjusted on a retrospective basis to reflect the impact of the
adoption of revised guidance for the presentation of pension and other
postretirement benefit costs in the first quarter of 2018.

                               
BARNES GROUP INC.
OPERATIONS BY REPORTABLE BUSINESS SEGMENT
(Dollars in thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
Three months ended December 31, Twelve months ended December 31,
2018

2017 (1)

%
Change

2018

2017 (1)

%
Change

Net sales
 
Industrial $ 255,058 $ 254,334 0.3 $ 994,735 $ 973,890 2.1
 
Aerospace 129,060 118,718 8.7 501,162 462,617 8.3
 
Intersegment sales   (1 )   (4 )   (8 )   (8 )
 
Total net sales $ 384,117   $ 373,048   3.0 $ 1,495,889   $ 1,436,499   4.1
 
Operating profit
 
Industrial $ 26,400 $ 27,729 (4.8 ) $ 130,404 $ 122,849 6.1
 
Aerospace   25,789     22,787   13.2   101,360     83,602   21.2
 
Total operating profit $ 52,189   $ 50,516   3.3 $ 231,764   $ 206,451   12.3
 
Operating margin Change Change
 
Industrial 10.4 % 10.9 % (50 ) bps. 13.1 % 12.6 % 50 bps.
 
Aerospace   20.0 %   19.2 % 80 bps.   20.2 %   18.1 % 210 bps.
 
Total operating margin 13.6 % 13.5 % 10 bps. 15.5 % 14.4 % 110 bps.

Notes:
(1) Results for 2017
have been adjusted on a retrospective basis to reflect the impact of the
adoption of revised guidance for the presentation of pension and other
postretirement benefit costs in the first quarter of 2018.

 
BARNES GROUP INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Dollars in thousands)
(Unaudited)
       
 

December 31,
2018

December 31,
2017

Assets
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents $ 100,719 $ 145,290
Accounts receivable 382,253 348,943
Inventories 265,990 241,962
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   57,184   32,526
 
Total current assets 806,146 768,721
 
 
Deferred income taxes 20,474 12,161
Property, plant and equipment, net 370,531 359,298
Goodwill 955,524 690,223
Other intangible assets, net 636,538 507,042
Other assets   19,757   28,271
 
Total assets $ 2,808,970 $ 2,365,716
 
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity
Current liabilities
Notes and overdrafts payable $ 2,137 $ 5,669
Accounts payable 143,419 127,521
Accrued liabilities 206,782 181,241
Long-term debt – current   5,522   1,330
 
Total current liabilities 357,860 315,761
 
Long-term debt 936,357 525,597
Accrued retirement benefits 104,302 89,000
Deferred income taxes 106,559 73,505
Long-term tax liability 72,961 79,770
Other liabilities 27,875 21,762
 
Total stockholders’ equity   1,203,056   1,260,321
 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 2,808,970 $ 2,365,716
   
BARNES GROUP INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Dollars in thousands)
(Unaudited)
   
 
Twelve months ended December 31,
2018 2017
Operating activities:
Net income $ 166,186 $ 59,415
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by
operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 94,238 90,150
Loss (gain) on disposition of property, plant and equipment 71 (246 )
Stock compensation expense 12,158 12,279
Effect of U.S. Tax Reform on deferred tax assets 4,152
Changes in assets and liabilities, net of the effects of
acquisitions:
Accounts receivable (10,960 ) (50,082 )
Inventories (12,369 ) (173 )
Prepaid expenses and other current assets (2,890 ) (4,241 )
Accounts payable 12,489 12,018
Accrued liabilities (580 ) 14,439
Deferred income taxes (18,876 ) 3,589
Long-term retirement benefits 1,632 (16,349 )
Long-term tax liability (6,809 ) 79,770
Other   2,909     (801 )
 
Net cash provided by operating activities 237,199 203,920
 
Investing activities:
Proceeds from disposition of property, plant and equipment 1,374 2,594
Capital expenditures (57,273 ) (58,712 )
Business acquisitions, net of cash acquired (430,487 ) (8,922 )
Revenue sharing program payments (5,800 )
Other   (1,000 )   (3,000 )
 
Net cash used by investing activities (493,186 ) (68,040 )
 
Financing activities:
Net change in other borrowings (5,145 ) (25,304 )
Payments on long-term debt (433,904 ) (73,161 )
Proceeds from the issuance of long-term debt 841,036 129,118
Proceeds from the issuance of common stock 1,131 2,408
Common stock repurchases (138,275 ) (40,791 )
Dividends paid (32,206 ) (29,551 )
Withholding taxes paid on stock issuances (5,395 ) (5,380 )
Other   (11,678 )   (21,090 )
 
Net cash provided (used) by financing activities 215,564 (63,751 )
 
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash flows   (4,148 )   6,714  
 
(Decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents (44,571 ) 78,843
 
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year   145,290     66,447  
 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of year $ 100,719   $ 145,290  
   
BARNES GROUP INC.
RECONCILIATION OF NET CASH PROVIDED BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES TO
FREE CASH FLOW
(Dollars in thousands)
(Unaudited)
   
 
Twelve months ended December 31,
2018 2017
Free cash flow:
 
Net cash provided by operating activities $ 237,199 $ 203,920
Capital expenditures   (57,273 )   (58,712 )
 
Free cash flow(1) $ 179,926   $ 145,208  
 
Free cash flow to net income cash conversion ratio (as adjusted):
 
Net income $ 166,186 $ 59,415
Effects of U.S. tax reform   (2,613 )   96,700  
Net income (as adjusted)(2) $ 163,573   $ 156,115  
 
Free cash flow to net income cash conversion ratio (as adjusted)(2) 110 % 93 %

Notes:
(1) The Company defines
free cash flow as net cash provided by operating activities less capital
expenditures. The Company believes that the free cash flow metric is
useful to investors and management as a measure of cash generated by
business operations that can be used to invest in future growth, pay
dividends, repurchase stock and reduce debt. This metric can also be
used to evaluate the Company’s ability to generate cash flow from
business operations and the impact that this cash flow has on the
Company’s liquidity.

(2) For the purpose of calculating the cash conversion ratio, the
Company has excluded the effects of U.S. tax reform, commonly referred
to as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, from 2017 and 2018 net income.

                               
BARNES GROUP INC.
NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURE RECONCILIATION
(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)
 
Three months ended December 31, Twelve months ended December 31,
2018

2017 (2)

% Change 2018

2017 (2)

% Change

SEGMENT RESULTS

Operating Profit – Industrial Segment (GAAP) $ 26,400 $ 27,729 (4.8 ) $ 130,404 $ 122,849 6.1
 
FOBOHA short-term purchase accounting adjustments 2,294
Restructuring actions 1,406 7,460
IGS short-term purchase accounting adjustments 1,727 2,887
Gimatic short-term purchase accounting adjustments 2,707 2,707
Acquisition transaction costs   1,983         2,350      
 
Operating Profit – Industrial Segment as adjusted (Non-GAAP) (1) $ 32,817   $ 29,135   12.6 $ 138,348   $ 132,603   4.3
 
Operating Margin – Industrial Segment (GAAP) 10.4 % 10.9 % (50 ) bps. 13.1 % 12.6 % 50 bps.
Operating Margin – Industrial Segment as adjusted (Non-GAAP) (1) 12.9 % 11.5 % 140 bps. 13.9 % 13.6 % 30 bps.
 
                                                 
 

CONSOLIDATED RESULTS

Operating Income (GAAP) $ 52,189 $ 50,516 3.3 $ 231,764 $ 206,451 12.3
 
FOBOHA short-term purchase accounting adjustments 2,294
Restructuring actions 1,406 7,460
IGS short-term purchase accounting adjustments 1,727 2,887
Gimatic short-term purchase accounting adjustments 2,707 2,707
Acquisition transaction costs   1,983         2,350      
 
Operating Income as adjusted (Non-GAAP) (1) $ 58,606   $ 51,922   12.9 $ 239,708   $ 216,205   10.9
 
Operating Margin (GAAP) 13.6 % 13.5 % 10 bps. 15.5 % 14.4 % 110 bps.
Operating Margin as adjusted (Non-GAAP) (1)       15.3 %       13.9 %       140       bps.       16.0 %       15.1 %     90     bps.
 
Diluted Net Income per Share (GAAP) $ 0.75 $ (1.10 ) NM $ 3.15 $ 1.09 NM
 
FOBOHA short-term purchase accounting adjustments 0.03
Restructuring actions 0.02 (0.01 )
Effects of U.S. tax reform (0.02 ) 1.79 (0.05 ) 1.77
IGS short-term purchase accounting adjustments 0.03 0.04
Gimatic short-term purchase accounting adjustments 0.04 0.04
Acquisition transaction costs   0.04         0.04      
 
Diluted Net Income per Share as adjusted (Non-GAAP) (1) $ 0.84   $ 0.71   18.3 $ 3.22   $ 2.88   11.8
                                                 
 
Full-Year 2019 Outlook
Diluted Net Income per Share (GAAP) $ 3.17 to $ 3.32
 
Gimatic short-term purchase accounting adjustments 0.08
   
Diluted Net Income per Share as adjusted (Non-GAAP) (1) $ 3.25   to $ 3.40  
 
                                                 
 
NM – Not Meaningful

Notes:
(1) The Company has
excluded the following from its “as adjusted” financial measurements for
2018: 1) $2,613 of adjustments made in 2018 to reduce the tax expense
recorded in December 2017 related to the U.S. tax reform (commonly
referred to as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act), 2) short-term purchase
accounting adjustments related to its Industrial Gas Springs (IGS) and
Gimatic acquisitions and 3) transaction costs related to the IGS and
Gimatic acquisitions. The Company has excluded the following from its
“as adjusted” financial measurements for 2017: 1) the effects of U.S.
tax reform ($96,700), 2) short-term purchase accounting adjustments
related to its FOBOHA acquisition, 3) charges from restructuring actions
related to the closure and consolidation of two manufacturing facilities
within the Industrial segment and 4) the related pension curtailment and
settlement gains included in non-operating income.

Contacts

Barnes Group Inc.
William Pitts
Director, Investor Relations
860.583.7070

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