Flowserve Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results


Flowserve Corporation announced its financial results for the 2014 second quarter. In addition, Flowserve also today filed its Form 10-Q with the Securities and Exchange Commission for the period ended June 30, 2014.

Summary of 2014 Second Quarter (all comparisons versus prior year quarter, unless otherwise noted):

  • Fully diluted EPS of $0.90, up 7.1%, and included $0.03 per share of foreign currency, severance and realignment expense
  • Bookings of $1.38 billion, up 12.6%, or 12.8% on a constant currency basis, and up 15.9% sequentially
    • Original equipment bookings of $852 million increased 17.7% and 25.9% sequentially
    • Aftermarket bookings of $532 million increased 5.3% and 2.9% sequentially
  • Sales of $1.22 billion, decreased 1.2%, or 1.5% on a constant currency basis, and up 14.6% sequentially
    • Aftermarket sales of $507 million increased 3.0%, or 3.6% on a constant currency basis
  • Gross profit increased $8.7 million to $430.3 million, up 2.1%
  • Gross margin of 35.1% increased 110 basis points
  • SG&A expense decreased $2.0 million, and increased as percentage of sales by 10 basis points to 19.5%
  • Operating income increased $10.8 million to $194.3 million, up 5.9%
  • Operating margin of 15.9% increased 110 basis points
  • Backlog increased $292.9 million year-to-date to $2.85 billion, up 11.5%

“Flowserve’s second quarter results were solid, and our robust bookings highlight the increased activity building in our key energy markets as we have seen a few project awards beginning and expect increased activity later in 2014 and into 2015,” indicated Mark Blinn, Flowserve’s president and chief executive officer. “The continued strength of our run rate and aftermarket business, together with the initial project opportunities and our disciplined bidding approach, supports our expectation to deliver profitable growth through the second half of the year and into 2015. The combination of ongoing operational excellence initiatives, increased award activity, capital structure actions and bolt-on M&A opportunities will position the company to drive increased shareholder value. Key takeaways from the 2014 second quarter include:

  • Strong bookings increased high-quality backlog by $292.9 million year-to-date and provides confidence for second half 2014 revenue growth;
  • End-user strategies delivered record first half aftermarket bookings at over $1 billion, up 6.7%;
  • Substantial growth in original equipment bookings supports confidence in improving near-term cycle;
  • Gross and operating margin improvement in all segments demonstrates benefit of selective bidding approach when combined with solid execution and disciplined cost focus;
  • Operational excellence initiatives, including ‘One Flowserve’, continue to drive results and performance;
  • Opportunity to leverage SG&A and fixed cost structure with increased activity and revenue growth; and
  • Solid operating platform and project execution enables pursuit of enhanced growth, including bolt-on M&A opportunities.”

Flowserve’s financial results for the first six months of 2014 (as compared to the 2013 period) are highlighted by fully diluted EPS of $1.67 per share, up 10.6%, on relatively flat sales of $2.3 billion. Gross profit of $807.4 million and operating income of $358.6 million represent margins of 35.2% and 15.6%, up 120 and 40 basis points, respectively. Bookings for the six months ended June 30, 2014 totaled $2.6 billion, up 7.0% or 8.1% on a constant currency basis.

Financial Performance and Guidance

“During the second quarter and first half of 2014, our improved operations, cost focus and higher quality backlog delivered impressive margin improvement and EPS growth,” said Mike Taff, Flowserve’s senior vice president and chief financial officer. “The combination of our strong backlog, accelerating end markets and internal operational improvements provide confidence in reaffirming our 2014 EPS guidance of $3.65 to $4.00, even as we now expect full year revenues in the lower half of our 3 to 6 percent revenue target range, which includes the impact of a first quarter business sale and foreign currency headwinds.

Cash flow continues to be a priority, and significant opportunity remains. While I am pleased with the modest year-to-date improvement in operating cash flow versus the first half of 2013, we are not satisfied and will continue to implement initiatives to improve our cash cycle.

Additionally, we remain committed to returning capital to our shareholders while maintaining a solid balance sheet. In the first half of 2014, Flowserve returned approximately $195 million in share repurchases and dividends, and we continued our disciplined approach to capital deployment.”

Operational Commentary and Segment Performance (all comparisons versus second quarter 2013 unless otherwise noted)

Tom Pajonas, executive vice president and chief operating officer, said, “Progress continued across our operations as evidenced by strong gross and operating margin performance in each segment. This performance came in spite of the impact of some larger shipment delays, as customers deferred inspections or issued change orders, which is not uncommon. I remain confident that our process improvements have become deeply embedded and sustainable, as demonstrated by a third consecutive quarter of past due backlog below 5 percent. The nearly 18 percent increase in original equipment bookings during the quarter provides confidence that the original equipment cycle is starting, and we expect it to pick up in the 2014 second half and into 2015. Looking to the remainder of the year, we continue to believe our improved operations and customer focus positions us to capitalize on the expected growth in our key energy markets.”

Flowserve reports its operations through three segments: Engineered Product Division (EPD), Industrial Product Division (IPD) and Flow Control Division (FCD).

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