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Crane Co. Reports Second Quarter Results

Second Quarter 2017 Highlights:

STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Crane Co. (NYSE: CR), a diversified manufacturer of highly engineered industrial products, reported second quarter 2017 earnings of $1.14 per diluted share, compared to $1.15 per share in the second quarter of 2016. Excluding Special Items, second quarter 2017 earnings per diluted share were $1.17, compared to $1.21 per share in the second quarter of 2016. (Please see the attached Non-GAAP Financial Measures tables.)

Second quarter 2017 sales were $703 million, down -1% compared to $712 million in 2016. Core sales increased slightly and acquisitions contributed $6 million, which were more than offset by a $14 million, or -2%, impact from unfavorable foreign exchange, and a small divestiture impact.

Operating profit in the second quarter was $109 million, up 6% compared to $103 million in the second quarter of 2016. Excluding Special Items, operating profit was $112 million in the second quarter of 2017, up 4% compared to the second quarter of 2016. (Please see the attached Non-GAAP Financial Measures tables.)

The effective tax rate in the second quarter was 30.5% compared to 27.0% last year. Excluding Special Items, the effective tax rate in the second quarter of 2017 was 30.4%, up from 27.4% last year. (Please see the attached Non-GAAP Financial Measures tables.)

During the second quarter, Crane completed two acquisitions: the previously announced Westlock Controls transaction, and the acquisition of Microtronic AG (Microtronic). Microtronic was acquired for cash consideration of approximately $18 million. With operations in Oensingen, Switzerland, Microtronic develops and manufactures electronic payment systems, primarily for the European vending market, strengthening Crane Payment Innovations' portfolio of cashless solutions.

Max Mitchell, Crane Co. President and Chief Executive Officer, stated: "We reported another quarter of strong operating results, and achieved record-high operating margins. End market demand remains in line with our expectations, and we are continuing to drive margin improvement with productivity and solid execution. We were also very pleased to deploy $58 million of capital on two acquisitions in the quarter: Westlock Controls in Fluid Handling, and Microtronic in Payment & Merchandising Technologies. We are also re-affirming our adjusted EPS guidance of $4.35-$4.55."

Segment Results

All comparisons detailed in this section refer to operating results for the second quarter 2017 versus the second quarter 2016.

Fluid Handling

      Second Quarter   Change
(dollars in millions) 2017   2016      
Sales $       264 $       266 $       (2 ) (1 )%
 
Operating Profit $ 32 $ 35 $ (4 ) (11 )%
Operating Profit, before Special Items* $ 34 $ 35 $ (2 ) (5 )%
 
Profit Margin 12.0 % 13.3 %
Profit Margin, before Special Items* 12.8 % 13.3 %
 
*Please see the attached Non-GAAP Financial Measures tables
 

Sales decreased $2 million, driven by $8 million, or -3%, of unfavorable foreign exchange, partially offset by a $6 million contribution from an acquisition; core sales were approximately flat. Operating margin declined to 12.0%, compared to 13.3% last year, primarily reflecting acquisition related expenses and unfavorable mix, partially offset by productivity. Excluding Special Items, operating margin was 12.8% in the quarter. Fluid Handling order backlog was $259 million at June 30, 2017 compared to $228 million at December 31, 2016, and $246 million at June 30, 2016.

Payment & Merchandising Technologies

      Second Quarter       Change
(dollars in millions) 2017   2016        
Sales $       198 $       193 $       6 3%
 
Operating Profit $ 43 $ 34 $ 8 23%
Operating Profit, before Special Items* $ 43 $ 34 $ 9 25%
 
Profit Margin 21.4 % 17.9 %
Profit Margin, before Special Items* 21.8 % 17.9 %
 
*Please see the attached Non-GAAP Financial Measures tables
 

Sales increased $6 million, or 3%, driven by $14 million, or 7%, of core growth, partially offset by a $6 million, or -3%, impact from unfavorable foreign exchange and a $2 million, or -1%, net acquisition/divestiture impact. Operating margin expanded 350 basis points to 21.4%, driven primarily by the higher core sales and productivity, partially offset by unfavorable mix. Excluding Special Items, operating margin rose 390 basis points to 21.8% in the quarter.

Aerospace & Electronics

      Second Quarter   Change
(dollars in millions) 2017   2016      
Sales $       171 $       189 $       (18 ) (10 )%
 
Operating Profit $ 38 $ 39 $ (1 ) (2 )%
 
Profit Margin 22.2 % 20.4 %
 

Sales decreased $18 million, or 10%, primarily as a result of unfavorable comparisons related to shipments for a large military program in the second quarter of 2016. Operating margins increased 180 basis points to 22.2% driven by productivity and improved mix, partially offset by the lower volumes. Aerospace & Electronics order backlog was $328 million at June 30, 2017, compared to $353 million at December 31, 2016, and $436 million at June 30, 2016.

Engineered Materials

      Second Quarter   Change
(dollars in millions) 2017   2016        
Sales $       69 $       64 $       5 8%
 
Operating Profit $ 13 $ 14 $ (1 )%
 
Profit Margin 19.1 % 21.0 %
 

Sales increased $5 million, or 8%, driven primarily by higher sales to the Recreational Vehicle market. Operating margin decreased 190 basis points to 19.1%, as the higher volumes and productivity were more than offset by higher material costs, unfavorable mix, and competitive pricing.

Reaffirming 2017 Guidance excluding Special Items

GAAP Earnings for full-year 2017 are expected to be in a range of $4.31-$4.51 per diluted share, now including $0.04 per diluted share of acquisition related Special Items. (Please see the attached Non-GAAP Financial Measures tables.)

Excluding Special Items, we continue to expect earnings of $4.35-$4.55 per diluted share.

Additional Information

Additional information with respect to the Company's asbestos liability and related accounting provisions and cash requirements is set forth in the Current Report on Form 8-K filed with a copy of this press release.

Conference Call

Crane Co. has scheduled a conference call to discuss the second quarter financial results on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. (Eastern). All interested parties may listen to a live webcast of the call at http://www.craneco.com. An archived webcast will also be available to replay this conference call directly from the Company's website. Slides that accompany the conference call will be available on the Company's website.

Crane Co. is a diversified manufacturer of highly engineered industrial products. Founded in 1855, Crane provides products and solutions to customers in the hydrocarbon processing, petrochemical, chemical, power generation, unattended payment, automated merchandising, aerospace, electronics, transportation and other markets. The Company has four business segments: Fluid Handling, Payment & Merchandising Technologies, Aerospace & Electronics and Engineered Materials. Crane has approximately 11,000 employees in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. Crane Co. is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:CR). For more information, visit www.craneco.com.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements as defined by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements present management's expectations, beliefs, plans and objectives regarding future financial performance, and assumptions or judgments concerning such performance. Any discussions contained in this press release, except to the extent that they contain historical facts, are forward-looking and accordingly involve estimates, assumptions, judgments and uncertainties. There are a number of factors that could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those addressed in the forward-looking statements. Such factors are detailed in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016 and subsequent reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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CRANE CO.
Income Statement Data
(in millions, except per share data)
     
 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

 

June 30,

 

June 30,

2017 2016 2017 2016
Net Sales:
Fluid Handling $ 263.8 $ 265.9 $ 503.4 $ 513.9
Payment & Merchandising Technologies 198.2 192.6 393.7 364.5
Aerospace & Electronics 171.1 189.2 334.5 361.0
Engineered Materials 69.4 64.5 144.3 132.8
Total Net Sales $ 702.5 $ 712.2 $ 1,375.9 $ 1,372.2
 
Operating Profit (Loss):
Fluid Handling $ 31.6 $ 35.4 $ 58.7 $ 60.8
Payment & Merchandising Technologies 42.5 34.5 81.6 62.5
Aerospace & Electronics 38.0 38.6 70.0 71.7
Engineered Materials 13.3 13.5 27.3 27.2
Corporate (16.4) (19.4) * (32.0) (34.1) *
Total Operating Profit 109.0 102.6 205.6 188.1
 
Interest Income 0.6 0.5 1.1 1.0
Interest Expense (9.0) (9.2) (18.0) (18.3)
Miscellaneous- Net (0.9) (0.2) (1.0) (0.6)
Income Before Income Taxes 99.7 93.7 187.7 170.2
Provision for Income Taxes 30.4 25.2 55.1 46.6
Net income before allocation to noncontrolling interests 69.3 68.4 132.6 123.6
 
Less: Noncontrolling interest in subsidiaries' earnings 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.3
       
Net income attributable to common shareholders $ 69.2 $ 68.2 $ 132.3 $ 123.3
 
Share Data:
Earnings per Diluted Share $ 1.14 $ 1.15 $ 2.19 $ 2.09
 
Average Diluted Shares Outstanding 60.5 59.2 60.4 59.0
Average Basic Shares Outstanding 59.5 58.3 59.4 58.3
 

Supplemental Data:

Cost of Sales $ 444.3 $ 449.1 $ 873.8 $ 875.2
Selling, General & Administrative 146.6 160.5 * 293.9 308.9 *
Transaction Related Charges (see non-GAAP measures) 2.6 - 2.6 -
Depreciation and Amortization ** 18.1 17.6 35.5 34.1
Stock-Based Compensation Expense ** 5.5 5.3 11.1 11.4
 

* Includes a $5 million legal settlement charge.

** Amount included within cost of sales and selling, general & administrative costs.

 
 
CRANE CO.
Condensed Balance Sheets
(in millions)
         
June 30, December 31,
2017 2016
 
ASSETS
Current Assets
Cash and Cash Equivalents $ 509.3 $ 509.7
Accounts Receivable, net 436.4 396.4
Current Insurance Receivable - Asbestos 18.0 18.0
Inventories, net 367.7 342.5
Other Current Assets 20.9 49.1
Total Current Assets 1,352.3 1,315.7
 
Property, Plant and Equipment, net 287.1 278.9
Long-Term Insurance Receivable - Asbestos 110.8 125.2
Other Assets 587.0 559.0
Goodwill 1,196.6 1,149.2
 
Total Assets $ 3,533.8 $ 3,428.0
 
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
Current Liabilities
Notes Payable and Current Maturities of Long-Term Debt $ - $ -
Accounts Payable 209.2 223.2
Current Asbestos Liability 71.0 71.0
Accrued Liabilities 200.2 223.1
Income Taxes 6.8 3.5
Total Current Liabilities 487.2 520.8
 
Long-Term Debt 745.7 745.3
Long-Term Deferred Tax Liability 40.7 42.4
Long-Term Asbestos Liability 582.4 624.9
Other Liabilities 346.7 348.9
 
Total Equity 1,331.1 1,145.7
 
Total Liabilities and Equity $ 3,533.8 $ 3,428.0
 
               
CRANE CO.
Condensed Statements of Cash Flows
(in millions)
   
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
June 30, June 30,
  2017     2016     2017     2016  
Operating Activities:
Net income attributable to common shareholders $ 69.2 $ 68.2 $ 132.3 $ 123.3
Noncontrolling interest in subsidiaries' earnings   0.1     0.2     0.3     0.3  
Net income before allocations to noncontrolling interests 69.3 68.4 132.6 123.6
Depreciation and amortization 18.1 17.6 35.5 34.1
Stock-based compensation expense 5.5 5.3 11.1 11.4
Defined benefit plans and postretirement credit (2.1 ) (2.4 ) (4.2 ) (4.8 )
Deferred income taxes 10.1 2.3 10.0 7.6
Cash provided by (used for) operating working capital (20.3 ) 0.9 (83.1 ) (81.1 )
Defined benefit plans and postretirement contributions (1.7 ) (2.2 ) (3.8 ) (4.4 )
Environmental payments, net of reimbursements (0.7 ) (4.6 ) (2.7 ) (6.6 )
Other   2.2     (0.6 )   3.2     (2.3 )
Subtotal 80.4 84.7 98.6 77.5
Asbestos related payments, net of insurance recoveries   (13.5 )   (14.9 )   (28.2 )   (25.7 )
Total provided by operating activities   66.9     69.8     70.4     51.8  
 
Investing Activities:
Capital expenditures (11.2 ) (15.6 ) (20.8 ) (26.6 )
Proceeds from disposition of capital assets - 0.2 - 0.7
Payments for acquisitions, net of cash acquired   (54.1 )   -     (54.1 )   -  
Total used for investing activities   (65.3 )   (15.4 )   (74.9 )   (25.9 )
 
Financing Activities:
Dividends paid (19.7 ) (19.3 ) (39.3 ) (38.5 )
Stock options exercised - net of shares reacquired 5.0 3.6 17.8 2.2

Proceeds from issuance of commercial paper

  -     22.8     -     51.3  
Total provided by (used for) financing activities   (14.7 )   7.1     (21.5 )   15.0  
 
Effect of exchange rate on cash and cash equivalents   17.6     (6.6 )   25.6     4.5  
Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 4.5 54.9 (0.4 ) 45.4
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   504.8     354.0     509.7     363.5  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 509.3   $ 408.9   $ 509.3   $ 408.9  
 
 
CRANE CO.
Order Backlog
(in millions)
                 
June 30, March 31, December 31, September 30, June 30,
  2017   2017   2016   2016   2016
 
Fluid Handling $ 258.9 * $ 249.8 $ 228.3 $ 241.6 $ 246.3
Payment & Merchandising Technologies 87.0 ** 85.8 94.0 65.6 65.8
Aerospace & Electronics 328.2 352.4 353.4 377.1 435.9
Engineered Materials   14.9   17.8   15.7   12.3   15.4
Total Backlog $ 689.0 $ 705.8 $ 691.4 $ 696.7 $ 763.5
 
* Includes $4.1 million of backlog pertaining to the Westlock business acquired in April 2017.

** Includes $0.5 million of backlog pertaining to the Microtronic business acquired in June 2017.

 
CRANE CO.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
(in millions, except per share data)

INCOME ITEMS

                         
 

Three Months
Ended

Six Months
Ended

Percent
Change

Percent
Change

June 30, June 30, June 30, 2017 June 30, 2017
  2017     2016     2017     2016   Three Months Six Months
 
 
Net Sales $ 702.5 $ 712.2 $ 1,375.9 $ 1,372.2 (1.4 %) 0.3 %
 
 
Operating Profit 109.0 102.6 205.6 188.1 6.2 % 9.3 %
Percentage of Sales 15.5 % 14.4 % 14.9 % 13.7 %
 

Special Items impacting Operating Profit:

 
Transaction related charges 2.6 - 2.6 -

 

 
Legal settlement charge - 5.0 - 5.0
       
Operating Profit before Special Items $ 111.6   $ 107.6   $ 208.2   $ 193.1   3.7 % 7.8 %
 
Percentage of Sales 15.9 % 15.1 % 15.1 % 14.1 %
 
 
Net Income Attributable to Common Shareholders $ 69.2 $ 68.2 $ 132.3 $ 123.3
Per Share $ 1.14 $ 1.15 $ 2.19 $ 2.09 (0.8 %) 4.9 %
 

Special Items Impacting Net Income Attributable to Common Shareholders:

 
Transaction related charges - Net of Tax 1.9 - 1.9 -
Per Share $ 0.03 $ 0.03
 
Legal settlement charge - Net of Tax - 3.3 - 3.3
Per Share   $ 0.05     $ 0.05  
 
Net Income Attributable To Common Shareholders Before Special Items $ 71.1 $ 71.5 $ 134.2 $ 126.6 (0.6 %) 6.0 %
Per Share $ 1.17 $ 1.21 $ 2.22 $ 2.14 (2.8 %) 3.6 %
 
 
 
 

Special Items Impacting Provision for Income Taxes

 
Provision for Income Taxes - GAAP Basis $ 30.4 $ 25.2 $ 55.1 $ 46.6
 
Tax effect of transaction related charges 0.7 - 0.7 -
 
Tax effect of legal settlement charge - 1.7 - 1.7
       
Provision for Income Taxes - non-GAAP Basis $ 31.1   $ 26.9   $ 55.8   $ 48.3  
                       

Segment Information:

For the three months ended June 30, 2017
Fluid Handling

Payment &
Merchandising
Technologies

Aerospace & Electronics Engineered Materials Corporate Total Company
Net Sales

$263.8

$198.2

$171.1

$69.4

-

$702.5

 
Operating Profit - GAAP 31.6 42.5 38.0 13.3 (16.4) 109.0
Transaction related charges 2.0 0.6 - - - 2.6
Operating Profit before Special Items 33.6 43.1 38.0 13.3 (16.4) 111.6
Percentage of Sales 12.8% 21.8% 22.2% 19.1% 15.9%
 
  For the three months ended June 30, 2016
Fluid Handling    

Payment &
Merchandising
Technologies

    Aerospace & Electronics     Engineered Materials     Corporate     Total Company
Net Sales

$265.9

$192.6

$189.2

$64.5

-

$712.2

 
Operating Profit - GAAP 35.4 34.5 38.6 13.5 (19.4) 102.6
Legal settlement charge - - - - 5.0 5.0
Operating Profit before Special Items 35.4 34.5 38.6 13.5 (14.4) 107.6
Percentage of Sales 13.3% 17.9% 20.4% 21.0% 15.1%
CRANE CO.
Guidance
(in millions, except per share data)
               
2017 Full Year Guidance
 
2017 Earnings Per Share Guidance Low High
 
Earnings Per Share - GAAP basis $ 4.31 $ 4.51
 
Transaction related charge - Net of Tax 0.04 0.04
   
Earnings Per Share - Non-GAAP basis $ 4.35   $ 4.55  
 
 
 
CASH FLOW ITEMS
 

Three Months
Ended

Six Months
Ended

June 30, June 30, 2017 Full Year Guidance
  2017     2016     2017     2016   Low High
Cash Provided by Operating Activities
before Asbestos - Related Payments $ 80.4 $ 84.7 $ 98.6 $ 77.5 $ 325.0 $ 355.0
Asbestos Related Payments, Net of Insurance Recoveries   (13.5 )   (14.9 )   (28.2 )   (25.7 )   (55.0 )   (55.0 )
Cash Provided by Operating Activities 66.9 69.8 70.4 51.8 270.0 300.0
Less: Capital Expenditures   (11.2 )   (15.6 )   (20.8 )   (26.6 )   (50.0 )   (50.0 )
Free Cash Flow $ 55.7   $ 54.2   $ 49.6   $

25.2

  $ 220.0   $ 250.0  
Certain non-GAAP measures have been provided to facilitate comparison with the prior year.
 
 
The Company reports its financial results in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). However, management believes that non-GAAP financial measures which exclude certain non-recurring items present additional useful comparisons between current results and results in prior operating periods, providing investors with a clearer view of the underlying trends of the business. Management also uses these non-GAAP financial measures in making financial, operating, planning and compensation decisions and in evaluating the Company's performance.
 
In addition, Free Cash Flow provides supplemental information to assist management and investors in analyzing the Company's ability to generate liquidity from its operating activities. The measure of Free Cash Flow does not take into consideration certain other non-discretionary cash requirements such as, for example, mandatory principal payments on the Company's long-term debt. Non-GAAP financial measures, which may be inconsistent with similarly captioned measures presented by other companies, should be viewed in addition to, and not as a substitute for, the Company's reported results prepared in accordance with GAAP.

Crane Co.
Jason D. Feldman, 203-363-7329
Director, Investor Relations
www.craneco.com

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