Flowserve Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2020 Results
“We delivered a resilient financial performance this quarter, including strong sequential adjusted EPS and margin growth, in the face of a global pandemic and the volatility in energy-related markets,” said Scott Rowe, Flowserve’s president and chief executive officer. “Our results are a testament to the hard work and commitment of our associates around the world, and I am especially grateful to our essential front-line workers, who continued to progress our work and serve our customers despite the situation. During the quarter, we efficiently restored productivity at our COVID-impacted sites and delivered the critical support, products and services that our customers expect from us.”
“The Flowserve 2.0 transformation journey to create a more efficient and flexible operating model, as well as improve the health of the organization, positioned us to quickly assess the downturn and accelerate decisive cost actions in the second quarter,” added Rowe. “We believe these actions will enable us to achieve, or exceed, the full year cost savings target of $100 million while continuing to provide a high-level of service for our customers. As we advance additional transformation initiatives, we expect to emerge from the current environment a stronger, more competitive and differentiated enterprise.”
Rowe concluded, “Looking forward, we expect to build on the momentum of the second quarter as we execute on our $2.1 billion backlog. While we continue to expect to see challenges in the back half of the year due to energy market volatility and the COVID-19 pandemic, we remain confident that the company is well-positioned to drive long-term value for our customers, associates and shareholders.”
As announced on April 6, 2020, Flowserve withdrew its full year 2020 guidance in light of the significant market uncertainty as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and its related affects. The company did announce that it expects second half 2020 reported and adjusted EPS to exceed the amount generated during the first half of the year, assuming no government-mandated or illness-driven shut downs of significant operating locations.
Source: Flowserve Corporation