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Pentair Reports Second Quarter 2018 Results
07.25.2018

·         Second quarter sales of $781 million.

·         Second quarter GAAP EPS of $0.44 and adjusted EPS of $0.71.

·         The company completed the previously announced tax-free spin-off of its Electrical business, nVent Electric plc, to its shareholders on April 30, 2018.

·         The company updates its 2018 GAAP EPS from continuing operations guidance to approximately $1.81 and on an adjusted basis to approximately $2.31.  This reflects the separation of its Electrical business, on April 30, 2018 and the reporting of Electrical's results as discontinued operations.

Reconciliations of GAAP to Non-GAAP measures are in the attached financial tables.

LONDON, United Kingdom - July 25, 2018- Pentair plc (NYSE: PNR) today announced second quarter 2018 sales of $781 million. Sales were up 4 percent compared to sales for the same period last year. Excluding currency translation and acquisitions, core sales grew 3 percent in the second quarter.  Second quarter 2018 earnings per diluted share from continuing operations ("EPS") were $0.44 compared to $(0.02) in the second quarter of 2017. On an adjusted basis, the company reported EPS of $0.71 compared to $0.60 in the second quarter of 2017.  Segment income, adjusted net income, free cash flow, and adjusted EPS are described in the attached schedules.

Second quarter 2018 operating income was $123 million, down 5 percent compared to operating income for the second quarter of 2017, and return on sales ("ROS") was 15.7 percent, a decrease of 140 basis points when compared to the second quarter of 2017. On an adjusted basis, the company reported segment income of $164 million for the second quarter, up 8 percent compared to segment income for the second quarter of 2017, and ROS was 21.0 percent, an increase of 90 basis points when compared to the second quarter of 2017.

Net cash provided by operating activities of continuing operations was $374 million and free cash flow from continuing operations was $364 million for the quarter.  The company is targeting to deliver full year free cash flow of approximately 100 percent of adjusted net income.

Prior to the spin-off of nVent Electric plc, Pentair paid a regular cash dividend of $0.35 per share in the second quarter of 2018. Pentair previously announced on May 8, 2018 that its Board of Directors approved a regular cash dividend of $0.175 per share for the third quarter of 2018. Adjusted for the spin-off of nVent Electric plc, 2018 marks the 42nd consecutive year that Pentair has increased its dividend.

"As Pentair delivers its first quarterly results following the successful spin-off of nVent Electric plc, we are pleased to report strong second quarter results," said John L. Stauch, Pentair President and Chief Executive Officer.  "For the second quarter, we delivered core sales growth of 3 percent, segment margin expansion of 90 basis points, and adjusted earnings per share growth of 18 percent while delivering over $360 million in free cash flow.  We believe our second quarter results demonstrate our ability to use agility and prioritization to meet our commitments, and would like to thank all of our employees for their contributions to the new Pentair. We remain focused on furthering our strategy to be a pure play water company, driving organic growth, and utilizing our capital wisely to create incremental shareholder value."

OUTLOOK

The company updates its estimated 2018 GAAP EPS from continuing operations to approximately $1.81 and on an adjusted EPS basis to approximately $2.31.  The company updates its full year 2018 sales guidance to $2.95 billion, up 3 to 4 percent on a reported and core basis, respectively, over 2017.  The company is targeting to deliver full year free cash flow of approximately 100 percent of adjusted net income.

In addition, the company introduces third quarter 2018 GAAP EPS from continuing operations guidance of approximately $0.48 and on an adjusted EPS basis of approximately $0.52.  The company expects third quarter sales to be approximately $700 million, up 1 to 2 percent on a reported basis and up 4 to 5 percent on a core basis compared to third quarter 2017.  This full year and third quarter 2018 outlook reflects the separation of the Electrical business on April 30, 2018 and the reporting of Electrical's results as discontinued operations.

EARNINGS CONFERENCE CALL

Pentair President and CEO John L. Stauch and Chief Financial Officer Mark C. Borin will discuss the company's second quarter 2018 results on a two-way conference call with investors at 8:00 a.m. Eastern today.  A live audio webcast of the call, along with the related presentation, can be accessed in the Investor Relations section of the company's website, www.pentair.com, shortly before the call begins.

Reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures are set forth in the attachments to this release and in the presentations, each of which can be found on Pentair's website. The webcast and presentations will be archived at the company's website following the conclusion of the event.

CAUTION CONCERNING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This presentation 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," "should," "would," "positioned," "strategy," "future" or words, phrases or terms of similar substance or the negative thereof, are 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 the separation of nVent Electric plc from Pentair (the "Separation"); adverse effects on our business operations or financial results and the market price of our shares as a result of the consummation of the Separation; 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; competition and pricing pressures in the markets we serve; the strength of housing and related markets; volatility in currency exchange rates and commodity prices, including the impact of tariffs; 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; 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 for the year ended December 31, 2017. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this presentation. Pentair plc assumes no obligation, and disclaims any obligation, to update the information contained in this presentation.

ABOUT PENTAIR PLC

At Pentair, we believe the health of our world depends on reliable access to clean water. We deliver a comprehensive range of smart, sustainable water solutions to homes, business and industry around the world. Our industry leading and proven portfolio of solutions enables our customers to access clean, safe water, reduce water consumption, and recover and reuse it.  Whether it's improving, moving or helping people enjoy water, we help manage the world's most precious resource.

With approximately 130 locations in 34 countries and 10,000 employees, we believe that the future of water depends on us. Our 2017 revenue was $2.8 billion, and we trade under the ticker symbol PNR. To learn more, visit www.Pentair.com.

PENTAIR CONTACTS:                                                                                                  

Jim Lucas                                                                                                                                                                             
Senior Vice President, Investor Relations and Treasurer                                             
Direct: 763-656-5575                                                                                                        
Email: jim.lucas@pentair.com                                                                                     

Rebecca Osborn
Senior Manager, External Communications
Direct: 763-656-5589
Email: rebecca.osborn@pentair.com




 
 
 
Pentair plc and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited)
           
  Three months ended   Six months ended
In millions, except per-share data June 30,
 2018
June 30,
 2017
  June 30,
 2018
June 30,
 2017
Net sales $ 780.6   $ 754.0     $ 1,513.2   $ 1,437.3  
Cost of goods sold 498.0   480.4     977.3   940.0  
Gross profit 282.6   273.6     535.9   497.3  
% of net sales 36.2 % 36.3 %   35.4 % 34.6 %
Selling, general and administrative 140.9   126.7     282.7   269.4  
% of net sales 18.1 % 16.8 %   18.7 % 18.7 %
Research and development 19.1   17.7     37.9   36.8  
% of net sales 2.4 % 2.3 %   2.5 % 2.6 %
Operating income 122.6   129.2     215.3   191.1  
% of net sales 15.7 % 17.1 %   14.2 % 13.3 %
Other (income) expense:          
Loss on sale of business 0.9   -     6.2   -  
Loss on early extinguishment of debt 17.1   101.4     17.1   101.4  
Other (income) expense (4.2 ) 0.9     (3.8 ) 2.1  
Net interest expense 10.1   25.3     23.6   60.3  
% of net sales 1.3 % 3.4 %   1.6 % 4.2 %
Income from continuing operations before income taxes 98.7   1.6     172.2   27.3  
Provision for income taxes 20.8   5.0     35.9   18.0  
Effective tax rate 21.1 % 312.5 %   20.8 % 65.9 %
Net income (loss) from continuing operations 77.9   (3.4 )   136.3   9.3  
(Loss) income from discontinued operations, net of tax (36.4 ) 66.5     8.1   141.6  
Gain from sale of discontinued operations, net of tax -   200.6     -   200.6  
Net income $ 41.5   $ 263.7     $ 144.4   $ 351.5  
Earnings (loss) per ordinary share          
Basic          
Continuing operations $ 0.44   $ (0.02 )   $ 0.77   $ 0.05  
Discontinued operations (0.21 ) 1.47     0.04   1.88  
Basic earnings per ordinary share $ 0.23   $ 1.45     $ 0.81   $ 1.93  
Diluted          
Continuing operations $ 0.44   $ (0.02 )   $ 0.76   $ 0.05  
Discontinued operations (0.21 ) 1.45     0.04   1.86  
Diluted earnings per ordinary share $ 0.23   $ 1.43     $ 0.80   $ 1.91  
Weighted average ordinary shares outstanding          
Basic 176.9   181.7     178.1   181.9  
Diluted 178.6   183.8     179.9   183.9  
Cash dividends paid per ordinary share $ 0.35   $ 0.345     $ 0.70   $ 0.69  


   
   
   
Pentair plc and Subsidiaries  
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited)  
       
  June 30,
 2018
December 31,
 2017
 
In millions  
Assets  
Current assets      
Cash and cash equivalents $ 78.7   $ 86.3    
Accounts and notes receivable, net 422.1   483.1    
Inventories 366.6   356.9    
Other current assets 129.2   114.5    
Current assets held for sale -   708.0    
Total current assets 996.6   1,748.8    
Property, plant and equipment, net 270.6   279.8    
Other assets      
Goodwill 2,088.8   2,112.8    
Intangibles, net 296.5   321.8    
Other non-current assets 153.5   180.9    
Non-current assets held for sale -   3,989.6    
Total other assets 2,538.8   6,605.1    
Total assets $ 3,806.0   $ 8,633.7    
Liabilities and Equity  
Current liabilities      
Accounts payable $ 275.1   $ 321.5    
Employee compensation and benefits 77.5   115.8    
Other current liabilities 356.8   401.3    
Current liabilities held for sale -   360.8    
Total current liabilities 709.4   1,199.4    
Other liabilities      
Long-term debt 779.9   1,440.7    
Pension and other post-retirement compensation and benefits 107.9   96.4    
Deferred tax liabilities 118.4   108.6    
Other non-current liabilities 201.5   213.8    
Non-current liabilities held for sale -   537.0    
Total liabilities 1,917.1   3,595.9    
Equity 1,888.9   5,037.8    
Total liabilities and equity $ 3,806.0   $ 8,633.7    

 
 
 
Pentair plc and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)
 
  Six months ended
In millions June 30,
 2018
June 30,
 2017
Operating activities    
Net income $ 144.4   $ 351.5  
Income from discontinued operations, net of tax (8.1 ) (141.6 )
Gain from sale of discontinued operations, net of tax -   (200.6 )
Adjustments to reconcile net income from continuing operations to net cash provided by (used for) operating activities of continuing operations    
Equity income of unconsolidated subsidiaries (5.8 ) (0.6 )
Depreciation 24.9   25.3  
Amortization 18.4   18.0  
Deferred income taxes 10.1   (8.1 )
Loss on sale of business 6.2   -  
Share-based compensation 11.3   26.0  
Loss on early extinguishment of debt 17.1   101.4  
Changes in assets and liabilities, net of effects of business acquisitions    
Accounts and notes receivable 52.7   49.8  
Inventories (15.4 ) (3.5 )
Other current assets (10.8 ) 0.4  
Accounts payable (45.9 ) (40.2 )
Employee compensation and benefits (32.2 ) (25.6 )
Other current liabilities 3.5   (40.9 )
Other non-current assets and liabilities 7.4   (26.4 )
Net cash provided by (used for) operating activities of continuing operations 177.8   84.9  
Net cash provided by (used for) operating activities of discontinued operations (5.9 ) 70.4  
Net cash provided by (used for) operating activities 171.9   155.3  
Investing activities    
Capital expenditures (20.3 ) (18.7 )
Proceeds from sale of property and equipment (0.5 ) -  
(Payments due to) proceeds from the sale of businesses, net (12.8 ) 2,765.6  
Acquisitions, net of cash acquired (0.9 ) (45.9 )
Net cash provided by (used for) investing activities of continuing operations (34.5 ) 2,701.0  
Net cash provided by (used for) investing activities of discontinued operations (7.1 ) (35.2 )
Net cash provided by (used for) investing activities (41.6 ) 2,665.8  
Financing activities    
Net receipts (repayments) of short-term borrowings -   (0.5 )
Net receipts (repayments) of commercial paper and revolving long-term debt 30.2   (975.5 )
Repayments of long-term debt (675.1 ) (1,659.3 )
Premium paid on early extinguishment of debt (16.0 ) (94.9 )
Transfer of cash to nVent (74.2 ) -  
Distribution of cash from nVent 993.6   -  
Shares issued to employees, net of shares withheld 6.3   29.5  
Repurchases of ordinary shares (300.0 ) (100.0 )
Dividends paid (125.9 ) (126.1 )
Net cash provided by (used for) financing activities (161.1 ) (2,926.8 )
Change in held for sale cash 27.0   (14.5 )
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents (3.8 ) 45.0  
Change in cash and cash equivalents (7.6 ) (75.2 )
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 86.3   216.9  
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 78.7   $ 141.7  
     

 
 
 
Pentair plc and Subsidiaries
Reconciliation of the GAAP operating activities cash flow to the non-GAAP free cash flow (Unaudited)
 
  Six months ended
In millions June 30,
 2018
June 30,
 2017
Net cash provided by (used for) operating activities of continuing operations $ 177.8   $ 84.9  
Capital expenditures (20.3 ) (18.7 )
Proceeds from sale of property and equipment (0.5 ) -  
Free cash flow from continuing operations $ 157.0   $ 66.2  
Net cash provided by (used for) operating activities of discontinued operations (5.9 ) 70.4  
Capital expenditures of discontinued operations (7.4 ) (25.7 )
Proceeds from sale of property and equipment of discontinued operations 2.3   4.1  
Free cash flow $ 146.0   $ 115.0  


 
 
 
Pentair plc and Subsidiaries
Supplemental Financial Information by Reportable Segment (Unaudited)
               
    2018       2017  
In millions First
Quarter
Second
Quarter
Six
Months
  First
Quarter
Second
Quarter
Six
Months
Net sales              
Aquatic Systems $ 240.4   $ 276.2   $ 516.6     $ 222.5   $ 253.7   $ 476.2  
Filtration Solutions 251.6   262.1   513.7     230.8   263.8   494.6  
Flow Technologies 240.3   241.9   482.2     229.6   236.2   465.8  
Other 0.3   0.4   0.7     0.4   0.3   0.7  
Consolidated $ 732.6   $ 780.6   $ 1,513.2     $ 683.3   $ 754.0   $ 1,437.3  
Segment income (loss)              
Aquatic Systems $ 60.0   $ 79.6   $ 139.6     $ 55.5   $ 74.3   $ 129.8  
Filtration Solutions 33.7   52.3   86.0     24.0   49.0   73.0  
Flow Technologies 38.7   44.4   83.1     33.1   40.3   73.4  
Other (15.4 ) (12.2 ) (27.6 )   (15.6 ) (12.0 ) (27.6 )
Consolidated $ 117.0   $ 164.1   $ 281.1     $ 97.0   $ 151.6   $ 248.6  
Return on sales              
Aquatic Systems 25.0 % 28.8 % 27.0 %   24.9 % 29.3 % 27.3 %
Filtration Solutions 13.4 % 20.0 % 16.7 %   10.4 % 18.6 % 14.8 %
Flow Technologies 16.1 % 18.4 % 17.2 %   14.4 % 17.1 % 15.8 %
Consolidated 16.0 % 21.0 % 18.6 %   14.2 % 20.1 % 17.3 %




 
 
 
Pentair plc and Subsidiaries
Reconciliation of the GAAP year ended December 31, 2018 to the non-GAAP
excluding the effect of 2018 adjustments (Unaudited)
               
  Actual   Forecast
In millions, except per-share data First
Quarter
Second Quarter   Third
Quarter
Full
Year
Net sales $ 732.6   $ 780.6     approx $ 700   approx $ 2,945  
Operating income 92.7   122.6     approx 110   approx 452  
% of net sales 12.7 % 15.7 %   approx 16 % approx 15 %
Adjustments:              
Restructuring and other 5.6   25.0     approx -   approx 31  
Intangible amortization 9.3   9.1     approx 9   approx 36  
Corporate allocations 8.8   2.2     approx -   approx 11  
Equity income of unconsolidated subsidiaries 0.6   5.2     approx 1   approx 8  
Segment income 117.0   164.1     approx 120   approx 538  
Return on sales 16.0 % 21.0 %   approx 17 % approx 18 %
Net income from continuing operations-as reported 58.4   77.9     approx 84   approx 324  
Loss on sale of business 5.3   0.9     approx -   approx 6  
Loss on early extinguishment of debt -   17.1     approx -   approx 17  
Interest expense adjustment 6.0   2.4     approx -   approx 8  
Adjustments to operating income 23.7   36.3     approx 9   approx 78  
Income tax adjustments (4.5 ) (7.1 )   approx (2 ) approx (20 )
Net income from continuing operations-as adjusted $ 88.9   $ 127.5     approx $ 91   approx $ 413  
Continuing earnings per ordinary share-diluted              
Diluted earnings per ordinary share-as reported $ 0.32   $ 0.44     approx $ 0.48   approx $ 1.81  
Adjustments 0.17   0.27     approx 0.04   approx 0.50  
Diluted earnings per ordinary share-as adjusted $ 0.49   $ 0.71     approx $ 0.52   approx $ 2.31  


 
 
 
Pentair plc and Subsidiaries
Reconciliation of Net Sales Growth to Core Net Sales Growth by Segment
For the Quarter Ending June 30, 2018 (Unaudited)
 
  Actual
  Q2 Net Sales Growth
  Core Currency Acq. / Div. Total
Total Pentair 2.9 % 1.5 % (0.9 )% 3.5 %
Aquatic Systems 9.5 % 0.3 % (0.9 )% 8.9 %
Filtration Solutions (2.4 )% 2.8 % (1.0 )% (0.6 )%
Flow Technologies 1.7 % 1.6 % (0.9 )% 2.4 %

 
 
 
Pentair plc and Subsidiaries
Reconciliation of Net Sales Growth to Core Net Sales Growth by Segment
For the Quarter Ending September 30, 2018 and the Year Ending December 31, 2018 (Unaudited)
           
    Forecast
    Q3 Net Sales Growth   Full Year Net Sales Growth
    Core Currency Acq. / Div. Total   Core Currency Acq. / Div. Total
Total Pentair approx 4 - 5 % (1) % (2) % 1 - 2 %   3 - 4 % 1 % (1) % 3 - 4 %
Aquatic Systems approx 8 - 9 % (1) % (2) % 5 - 6 %   8 - 9 % 0 % (1) % 7 - 8 %
Filtration Solutions approx 1 - 3 % (1) % (2) % (2) - 0 %   0 - 1 % 1 % (1) % 0 - 1 %
Flow Technologies approx 2 - 3 % (1) % (3) % (2) - (1) %   2 - 3 % 1 % (2) % 1 - 2 %


 
 
 
Pentair plc and Subsidiaries
Reconciliation of the GAAP year ended December 31, 2017 to the non-GAAP
excluding the effect of 2017 adjustments (Unaudited)
   
In millions, except per-share data First
Quarter
Second
Quarter
Third
Quarter
Fourth
Quarter
Full
Year
Net sales $ 683.3   $ 754.0   $ 687.6   $ 720.8   $ 2,845.7  
Operating income 61.9   129.2   101.8   85.4   378.3  
% of net sales 9.1 % 17.1 % 14.8 % 11.8 % 13.3 %
Adjustments:          
Restructuring and other 11.6   5.9   1.4   9.3   28.2  
Intangible amortization 8.7   9.3   9.2   9.2   36.4  
Tradename and other impairment -   -   -   15.6   15.6  
Corporate allocations 14.6   6.8   7.5   7.8   36.7  
Equity income of unconsolidated subsidiaries 0.2   0.4   0.3   0.4   1.3  
Segment income 97.0   151.6   120.2   127.7   496.5  
Return on sales 14.2 % 20.1 % 17.5 % 17.7 % 17.5 %
Net income (loss) from continuing operations 12.7   (3.4 ) 49.0   55.8   114.1  
Loss on sale of business -   -   3.8   0.4   4.2  
Pension and other post-retirement mark-to-market loss -   -   -   8.5   8.5  
Loss on early extinguishment of debt -   101.4   -   -   101.4  
Interest expense adjustment 16.5   11.9   6.8   6.5   41.7  
Adjustments to operating income 34.9   22.0   18.1   41.9   116.9  
Income tax adjustments (2.5 ) (22.5 ) 11.7   (17.2 ) (30.5 )
Net income from continuing operations-as adjusted $ 61.6   $ 109.4   $ 89.4   $ 95.9   $ 356.3  
Continuing earnings per ordinary share-diluted          
Diluted earnings (loss) per ordinary share-as reported $ 0.07   $ (0.02 ) $ 0.27   $ 0.30   $ 0.62  
Adjustments 0.26   0.62   0.22   0.22   1.32  
Diluted earnings per ordinary share-as adjusted $ 0.33   $ 0.60   $ 0.49   $ 0.52   $ 1.94  




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