Watts Water Technologies Inc.

Home > News & Events

Watts Water Technologies Reports Record Second Quarter EPS Driven by Strong Operating Performance

2016/8/4 9:57:42

  • Sales totaled $371 million, down 4.1% year-over-year due to the exit of undifferentiated products
  • Organic sales were up 4% with growth across all regions
  • GAAP and adjusted operating margin expanded by 330 bps and 100 bps, to 12.3% and 11.9%, respectively, due to stronger volume, favorable product mix and productivity, including sourcing and incremental restructuring savings
  • Record GAAP EPS and adjusted EPS of $0.83 and $0.75, up 51% and 9%, respectively
  • GAAP results include an after-tax gain of $8.3 million on sale of a China subsidiary; the gain is excluded from adjusted earnings
  • Reaffirming full year 2016 outlook

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Watts Water Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: WTS) today announced second quarter 2016 results. Sales of $371.1 million decreased 4.1% compared to the same period in 2015. Second quarter GAAP EPS was $0.83 as compared to $0.55 for the same period last year while adjusted EPS was $0.75 as compared to $0.69 for the same period last year.

Commenting on operating results, Chief Executive Officer Robert J. Pagano Jr., said, “We were pleased that our solid operating performance continued through the second quarter. Each of our regions grew sales organically, both sequentially and as compared to the prior year. We delivered record second quarter adjusted EPS, principally from expanded operating margins that resulted from increased volume and productivity, including sourcing, transformation and restructuring actions we have undertaken as an organization. As expected, our cash flow in the first half was lower than the prior year due to the impact on working capital of our transformation initiatives, and capital spending increases. We expect cash flow to normalize and grow as the year progresses. Overall, we had a very good quarter and first half that included organic revenue growth, strong margin expansion and EPS growth.”

Summarized second quarter results:

     
(In millions, except per share information) Second quarter ended

July 3,
2016

June 28,
2015

% Change
 
Sales

$

 

371.1

$

 

386.9 (4.1 %)
 
Net income

$

 

28.6  

$

 

19.3 48.2 %
 
Diluted earnings per share

$

 

0.83

$

 

0.55 50.9 %
 
Special items (0.08 ) 0.14
 
Adjusted earnings per share

$

 

0.75

$

 

0.69 8.7 %

Additional Noteworthy Items

  • For the first six months of 2016, operating cash flow was $7.8 million, net capital expenditures were $19.2 million and free cash outflow was$11.4 million. In the comparable period last year, operating cash flow was $41.9 million, net capital expenditures were $12.5 million and free cash flow was $29.5 million. The reduction in both operating cash flow and free cash flow was largely due to the anticipated impact on working capital from our transformation initiatives and anticipated higher capital spending in 2016 to support growth and productivity initiatives. We expect improvement in free cash flow during the second half of 2016.
  • For GAAP reporting, we recorded an after-tax gain of $8.3 million related to the sale of a China subsidiary. The gain includes a non-cash accumulated currency translation adjustment credit of $6.9 million. Proceeds from the sale will approximate $9.0 million.
  • We repurchased 91,500 shares of Class A common stock at a cost of approximately $5.2 million during the second quarter. Year-to-date, we have purchased approximately 359,000 shares at a cost of approximately $17.6 million. Approximately $65 million remains under the current authorization, which has no expiration date.

For a reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP items and a statement regarding the usefulness of these measures to investors and management in evaluating our operating performance, please see the tables attached to this press release.

Watts Water Technologies, Inc. will hold a live web cast of its conference call to discuss second quarter results for 2016 onFriday, August 5, 2016, at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time. This press release and the live web cast can be accessed by visiting the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at www.wattswater.com. Following the web cast, an archived version of the call will be available at the same address until August 5, 2017.

Watts Water Technologies, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is a world leader in the manufacture of innovative products to control the efficiency, safety, and quality of water within residential, commercial, and institutional applications. Its expertise in a wide variety of water technologies enables it to be a comprehensive supplier to the water industry.

This Press Release includes “forward-looking statements” as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements relating to organic sales growth for 2016, expected normalization and growth of cash flow as the year progresses, expected improvement in free cash flow during the year, inventory normalization, our long-term growth strategy, our transformation and restructuring initiatives and the timing and expected costs and savings associated with those initiatives. These forward-looking statements reflect our current views about future events. You should not rely on forward-looking statements because our actual results may differ materially from those predicted as a result of a number of potential risks and uncertainties. These potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: the effectiveness, the timing and the expected costs and savings associated with our ongoing restructuring and transformation programs and initiatives; the current economic and financial condition, which can affect the housing and construction markets where our products are sold, manufactured and marketed; shortages in and pricing of raw materials and supplies; our ability to compete effectively; changes in variable interest rates on our borrowings; failure to expand our markets through acquisitions; failure to successfully develop and introduce new product offerings or enhancements to existing products; failure to manufacture products that meet required performance and safety standards; foreign exchange rate fluctuations; cyclicality of industries where we market our products, such as plumbing and heating wholesalers and home improvement retailers; environmental compliance costs; product liability risks; changes in the status of current litigation; failure of the settlements in Ponzo v. Watts and Klug v. Watts to gain approval; and other risks and uncertainties discussed under the heading “Item 1A. Risk Factors” and in Note 15 of the Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015 filed with the SEC and our subsequent filings with the SEC. We undertake no duty to update the information contained in this Press Release, except as required by law.

 
WATTS WATER TECHNOLOGIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(Amounts in millions, except per share information)
(Unaudited)
   
Second Quarter Ended Six Months Ended
July 3, June 28, July 3, June 28,
2016 2015 2016 2015
Net sales $ 371.1 $ 386.9 $ 715.3 $ 743.1
Cost of goods sold 220.4   241.1   429.4   466.8  
GROSS PROFIT 150.7 145.8 285.9 276.3
Selling, general and administrative expenses 110.5 106.3 213.1 212.0
Restructuring and other charges, net 3.2 4.7 4.6 6.7
Gain on disposition (8.7 ) -   (8.7 ) -  
OPERATING INCOME 45.7   34.8   76.9   57.6  
Other (income) expense:
Interest income (0.3 ) (0.2 ) (0.5 ) (0.4 )
Interest expense 5.5 5.9 12.2 11.8
Other income, net (0.9 ) (0.4 ) (3.1 ) (0.6 )
Total other expense 4.3   5.3   8.6   10.8  
INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES 41.4 29.5 68.3 46.8
Provision for income taxes 12.8   10.2   23.5   15.9  
NET INCOME $ 28.6   $ 19.3   $ 44.8   $ 30.9  
 
BASIC EPS
NET INCOME PER SHARE $ 0.83   $ 0.55   $ 1.30   $ 0.88  
Weighted average number of shares 34.5   35.0   34.4   35.1  
DILUTED EPS
NET INCOME PER SHARE $ 0.83   $ 0.55   $ 1.30   $ 0.88  
Weighted average number of shares 34.5   35.1   34.5   35.1  
Dividends declared per share $ 0.18   $ 0.17   $ 0.35   $ 0.32  
 
WATTS WATER TECHNOLOGIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Amounts in millions, except share information)
(Unaudited)
   
 
July 3, December 31,
ASSETS 2016 2015
CURRENT ASSETS:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 286.7 $ 296.2
Trade accounts receivable, less allowance for doubtful accounts of
$12.1 million at July 3, 2016 and $10.1 million at December 31, 2015 220.3 186.4
Inventories, net:
Raw materials 84.2 88.5
Work in process 16.8 15.2
Finished goods 146.5   136.3  
Total Inventories 247.5 240.0
Prepaid expenses and other assets 52.2 46.1
Deferred income taxes 38.8 38.4
Assets held for sale 2.0   1.9  
Total Current Assets 847.5   809.0  
PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT:
Property, plant and equipment 504.3 498.6
Accumulated depreciation (319.3 ) (314.2 )
Property, plant and equipment, net 185.0   184.4  
OTHER ASSETS:
Goodwill 495.5 489.0
Intangible assets, net 183.4 192.8
Deferred income taxes 2.2 3.7
Other, net 10.9   11.9  
TOTAL ASSETS $ 1,724.5   $ 1,690.8  
 
 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
CURRENT LIABILITIES:
Accounts payable $ 88.4 $ 101.7
Accrued expenses and other liabilities 137.4 145.7
Accrued compensation and benefits 42.2 46.5
Current portion of long-term debt 1.5   1.1  
Total Current Liabilities 269.5   295.0  
LONG-TERM DEBT, NET OF CURRENT PORTION 601.5 574.2
DEFERRED INCOME TAXES 71.3 71.8
OTHER NONCURRENT LIABILITIES 48.4 44.9
STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY:
Preferred Stock, $0.10 par value; 5,000,000 shares authorized;
no shares issued or outstanding - -
Class A Common Stock, $0.10 par value; 80,000,000 shares authorized;
1 vote per share; issued and outstanding: 27,851,012 shares at July 3, 2016
and 28,049,908 shares at December 31, 2015 2.8 2.8
Class B Common Stock, $0.10 par value; 25,000,000 shares authorized;
10 votes per share; issued and outstanding: 6,379,290 shares at July 3, 2016
and December 31, 2015 0.6 0.6
Additional paid-in capital 523.0 512.0
Retained earnings 332.2 317.7
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (124.8 ) (128.2 )
Total Stockholders' Equity 733.8   704.9  
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY $ 1,724.5   $ 1,690.8  
   
WATTS WATER TECHNOLOGIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Amounts in millions)
(Unaudited)
 
Six Months Ended
July 3, June 28,
2016 2015
OPERATING ACTIVITIES
Net income $ 44.8 $ 30.9
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation 14.7 15.6
Amortization of intangibles 10.2 10.3
Loss on disposal and impairment of property, plant and equipment and other 1.9 1.3
Gain on acquisition (1.7 ) -
Gain on disposition (8.3 ) -
Stock-based compensation 7.3 5.1
Deferred income tax benefit (0.4 ) (4.4 )
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effects
from business acquisitions and divestitures:
Accounts receivable (30.6 ) (27.3 )
Inventories (5.5 ) 9.3
Prepaid expenses and other assets 1.8 (1.5 )
Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities (26.4 ) 2.6  
Net cash provided by operating activities 7.8   41.9  
INVESTING ACTIVITIES
Additions to property, plant and equipment (19.2 ) (12.5 )
Proceeds from the sale of property, plant and equipment - 0.1
Business acquisitions, net of cash acquired (2.1 ) 0.7  
Net cash used in investing activities (21.3 ) (11.7 )
FINANCING ACTIVITIES
Proceeds from long-term borrowings 530.0 -
Payments of long-term debt (500.7 ) (0.8 )
Payments of capital leases and other (1.1 ) (2.9 )
Proceeds from share transactions under employee stock plans 2.7 1.2
Tax benefit of stock awards exercised 0.2 0.1
Payments to repurchase common stock (17.6 ) (19.5 )
Debt issuance costs (2.1 ) -
Dividends (12.0 ) (11.3 )
Net cash used in financing activities (0.6 ) (33.2 )
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents 4.6   (13.5 )
DECREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS (9.5 ) (16.5 )
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year 296.2   301.1  
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT END OF PERIOD $ 286.7   $ 284.6  
 
WATTS WATER TECHNOLOGIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
SEGMENT INFORMATION
(Amounts in millions)
(Unaudited)
 
 
Net Sales
 
Second Quarter Ended Six Months Ended
July 3, 2016 June 28, 2015 July 3, 2016 June 28, 2015
       
 
Americas

$

 

239.5

$

 

262.8

$

 

461.8

$

 

500.2
EMEA 117.4 112.2 228.4 221.2
Asia-Pacific   14.2     11.9     25.1     21.7  
Total

$

 

371.1  

$

 

386.9  

$

 

715.3  

$

 

743.1  
 
 
Operating Income (Loss)
 
Second Quarter Ended Six Months Ended
July 3, 2016 June 28, 2015 July 3, 2016 June 28, 2015
       
 
Americas

$

 

35.4

$

 

36.1

$

 

63.5

$

 

60.3
EMEA 10.5 9.4 20.7 14.8
Asia-Pacific 9.5 (1.8 ) 10.8 (0.3 )
Corporate   (9.7 )   (8.9 )   (18.1 )   (17.2 )
Total

$

 

45.7  

$

 

34.8  

$

 

76.9  

$

 

57.6  
 
 
 
Intersegment Sales
 
Second Quarter Ended Six Months Ended
July 3, 2016 June 28, 2015 July 3, 2016 June 28, 2015
       
 
Americas

$

 

3.4

$

 

1.9

$

 

6.2

$

 

3.7
EMEA 2.9 2.8 5.5 5.5
Asia-Pacific   16.3     32.6     41.7     63.1  
Total

$

 

22.6  

$

 

37.3  

$

 

53.4  

$

 

72.3  
 
Key Performance Indicators and Non-GAAP Measures
 
In this press release we refer to non-GAAP financial measures (including adjusted operating income,
adjusted operating margins, adjusted net income, adjusted earnings per share, organic sales, free
cash flow, net debt to capitalization ratio and the cash conversion rate of free cash flow to net
income) and provide a reconciliation of those non-GAAP financial measures to the corresponding
financial measures contained in our consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with
GAAP. We believe that these financial measures are appropriate to enhance an overall understanding
of our historical financial performance and future prospects. Adjusted operating income, adjusted
operating margins, adjusted net income and adjusted earnings per share eliminate certain expenses
incurred in the periods presented that relate primarily to our global restructuring programs,
deployment costs, acquisition related costs, gains on acquisition and disposition, the related
income tax impacts on these items and other tax adjustments. Management then utilizes these
adjusted financial measures to assess the run-rate of the Company’s operations against those of
comparable periods. Organic sales growth is a non-GAAP measure of sales growth excluding the
impacts of foreign exchange, acquisitions and divestitures from period-over-period comparisons.
Management believes reporting organic sales growth provides useful information to investors,
potential investors and others, which allows for a more complete understanding of underlying sales
trends by providing sales growth on a consistent basis. Free cash flow and the net debt to
capitalization ratio, which are adjusted to exclude certain cash inflows and outlays, and include
only certain balance sheet accounts from the comparable GAAP measures, are an indication of our
performance in cash flow generation and also provide an indication of the Company's relative
balance sheet leverage to other industrial manufacturing companies. The cash conversion rate of
free cash flow to net income is also a measure of our performance in cash flow generation. These
non-GAAP financial measures are among the primary indicators management uses as a basis for
evaluating our cash flow generation and our capitalization structure. In addition, free cash flow
is used as a criterion to measure and pay certain compensation-based incentives. For these
reasons, management believes these non-GAAP financial measures can be useful to investors,
potential investors and others. The Company’s non-GAAP financial measures may not be comparable to
similarly titled measures reported by other companies. The presentation of this additional
information is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for financial measures
prepared in accordance with GAAP.
   
TABLE 1
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP "AS REPORTED" TO THE "ADJUSTED" NON-GAAP
EXCLUDING THE EFFECT OF ADJUSTMENTS FOR SPECIAL ITEMS
(Amounts in millions, except per share information)
(Unaudited)
 
CONSOLIDATED RESULTS
 
Second Quarter Ended Six Months Ended
July 3, June 28, July 3, June 28,
2016 2015 2016 2015
 
Net sales $ 371.1 $ 386.9 $ 715.3 $ 743.1
 
Operating income - as reported $ 45.7 $ 34.8 $ 76.9 $ 57.6

Operating margin %

12.3

%

9.0 % 10.8 % 7.8 %
 
Adjustments for special items:

Acquisition related costs

- Acquisition costs - - 0.1 0.2
- Purchase accounting adjustment 0.5   -   0.5   0.9  
0.5 - 0.6 1.1
 
Restructuring and other charges, net 3.2 4.7 4.6 6.7
 
Gain on disposition (8.7 ) - (8.7 ) -
 

Deployment costs related to transformation activities

- EMEA transformation 0.1 0.6 0.1 2.5
- Americas & Asia-Pacific transformation 3.3   1.9   7.9   3.4  
3.4 2.5 8.0 5.9
       
Total adjustments for special items $ (1.6 ) $ 7.2   $ 4.5   $ 13.7  
 
Operating income - as adjusted $ 44.1 $ 42.0 $ 81.4 $ 71.3
Adjusted operating margin % 11.9 % 10.9 % 11.4 % 9.6 %
 
Net income - as reported $ 28.6 $ 19.3 $ 44.8 $ 30.9
 
Adjustments for special items - tax affected:

Acquisition related costs

- Acquisition costs - - 0.1 0.1
- Gain on acquisition - - (1.0 ) -
- Purchase accounting adjustment 0.4   -   0.4   0.6  
0.4 - (0.5 ) 0.7
 
Restructuring and other charges, net 2.2 3.4 3.0 4.7
 
Gain on disposition (8.3 ) - (8.3 ) -
 

Deployment costs related to transformation activities

- EMEA transformation 0.1 0.4 0.1 1.7
- Americas & Asia-Pacific transformation 2.0   1.2   4.9   2.2  
2.1 1.6 5.0 3.9

Other Items

- Tax adjustments 1.0 - 1.6 -
       
Total Adjustments for special items - tax affected: $ (2.6 ) $ 5.0   $ 0.8   $ 9.3  
 
Net income - as adjusted $ 26.0 $ 24.3 $ 45.6 $ 40.2
 
Diluted earnings per share - as reported $ 0.83 $ 0.55 $ 1.30 $ 0.88
Adjustments for special items (0.08 ) 0.14   0.02   0.26  
Diluted earnings per share - as adjusted $ 0.75   $ 0.69   $ 1.32   $ 1.14  
 

TABLE 2

SEGMENT INFORMATION - RECONCILIATION OF GAAP "AS REPORTED" TO THE "ADJUSTED" NON-GAAP

EXCLUDING THE EFFECT OF ADJUSTMENTS FOR SPECIAL ITEMS

(Amounts in millions)

(Unaudited)

 
  Second Quarter Ended   Second Quarter Ended
July 3, 2016 June 28, 2015
Americas   EMEA   Asia-Pacific   Corporate   Total Americas   EMEA   Asia-Pacific   Corporate   Total
               
Net sales $ 239.5   117.4   14.2   -   371.1 $ 262.8   112.2   11.9   -   386.9
 
Operating income (loss) - as reported $ 35.4 10.5 9.5 (9.7) 45.7 $ 36.1 9.4 (1.8) (8.9) 34.8
Operating margin % 14.8% 8.9% 66.9% 12.3% 13.7% 8.4% -15.1% 9.0%
 
Adjustments for special items $ 4.1   2.6   (8.2)   (0.1)   (1.6) $ 2.5   1.3   3.4   -   7.2
 
Operating income (loss) - as adjusted $ 39.5 13.1 1.3 (9.8) 44.1 $ 38.6 10.7 1.6 (8.9) 42.0
Adjusted operating margin % 16.5% 11.1% 9.2% 11.9% 14.7% 9.5% 13.4% 10.9%
   
Six Months Ended Six Months Ended
July 3, 2016 June 28, 2015
Americas   EMEA   Asia-Pacific   Corporate   Total Americas   EMEA   Asia-Pacific   Corporate   Total
               
Net sales $ 461.8     228.4     25.1     -     715.3   $ 500.2     221.2     21.7     -     743.1  
 
Operating income (loss) - as reported $ 63.5 20.7 10.8 (18.1 ) 76.9 $ 60.3 14.8 (0.3 ) (17.2 ) 57.6
Operating margin % 13.8 % 9.1 % 43.0 % 10.8 % 12.1 % 6.7 % -1.4 % 7.8 %
 
Adjustments for special items $ 9.0     3.0     (7.5 )   -     4.5   $ 6.2     4.0     3.4     0.1     13.7  
 
Operating income (loss) - as adjusted $ 72.5 23.7 3.3 (18.1 ) 81.4 $ 66.5 18.8 3.1 (17.1 ) 71.3
Adjusted operating margin % 15.7 % 10.4 % 13.1 % 11.4 % 13.3 % 8.5 % 14.3 % 9.6 %
 
TABLE 3
SEGMENT INFORMATION - RECONCILIATION OF REPORTED NET SALES TO ORGANIC SALES
(Unaudited)
 
 
 
Second Quarter Ended
Americas   EMEA   Asia-Pacific Total
 
Reported net sales July 3, 2016 $ 239.5 $ 117.4 $ 14.2 $ 371.1
Reported net sales June 28, 2015 262.8   112.2   11.9   386.9  
Dollar change $ (23.3 ) $ 5.2   $ 2.3   $ (15.8 )
Net Sales % increase (decrease) -8.9 % 4.6 % 19.3 % -4.1 %
Decrease (increase) due to foreign exchange 0.3 % -1.8 % 4.6 % -0.2 %
Decrease due to divestitures 13.0 % - 16.2 % 9.3 %
(Increase) due to acquisition -   -   -35.3 % -1.1 %
subtotal 13.3 % -1.8 % -14.5 % 8.0 %
Organic sales increase 4.4 % 2.8 % 4.8 % 3.9 %
                   
 
 
Six Months Ended
Americas   EMEA   Asia-Pacific Total
 
Reported net sales July 3, 2016 $ 461.8 $ 228.4 $ 25.1 $ 715.3
Reported net sales June 28, 2015 500.2   221.2   21.7   743.1  
Dollar change $ (38.4 ) $ 7.2   $ 3.4   $ (27.8 )
Net Sales % increase (decrease) -7.7 % 3.3 % 15.7 % -3.7 %
Decrease (increase) due to foreign exchange 0.5 % 0.4 % 3.9 % 0.6 %
Decrease due to divestitures 12.7 % - 17.2 % 9.0 %
(Increase) due to acquisition -   -   -31.4 % -1.0 %
subtotal 13.2 % 0.4 % -10.3 % 8.6 %
Organic sales increase 5.5 % 3.7 % 5.4 % 4.9 %
 
TABLE 4
RECONCILIATION OF NET CASH PROVIDED BY OPERATIONS TO FREE CASH FLOW
(Amounts in millions)
(Unaudited)
 
Six Months Ended
July 3, June 28,
2016 2015
 
Net cash provided by operations - as reported $ 7.8 $ 41.9
Less: additions to property, plant, and equipment (19.2 ) (12.5 )
Plus: proceeds from the sale of property, plant, and equipment -   0.1  
Free cash flow $ (11.4 ) $ 29.5  
 
Net income - as reported $ 44.8   $ 30.9  
 
Cash conversion rate of free cash flow to net income -25.4 % 95.5 %
 
 
TABLE 5
RECONCILIATION OF LONG-TERM DEBT (INCLUDING CURRENT PORTION) TO NET DEBT AND NET

DEBT TO CAPITALIZATION RATIO

(Amounts in millions)
(Unaudited)
 
 
July 3, December 31,
2016 2015
 
Current portion of long-term debt $ 1.5 $ 1.1
Plus: Long-term debt, net of current portion 601.5 574.2
Less: Cash and cash equivalents (286.7 ) (296.2 )
Net debt $ 316.3   $ 279.1  
 
Net debt $ 316.3 $ 279.1
Plus: Total stockholders' equity 733.8   704.9  
Capitalization $ 1,050.1   $ 984.0  
 
 
Net debt to capitalization ratio 30.1 % 28.4 %

Source: Watts Water Technologies, Inc.

Watts Water Technologies, Inc.

Timothy M. MacPhee, 978-688-1811

Treasurer, VP Investor Relations

Fax: 978-688-2976