Pentair Reports Third Quarter 2022 Results

02.11.2022
Pentair plc announced third quarter 2022 sales of $1.06 billion. Sales were up 9 percent compared to sales for the same period last year. Excluding currency translation, acquisitions and divestitures, core sales grew 4 percent in the third quarter.
Pentair Reports Third Quarter 2022 Results

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Third quarter 2022 earnings per diluted share from continuing operations (“EPS”) were $0.70 compared to $0.86 in the third quarter of 2021. On an adjusted basis, the company reported EPS of $0.99 compared to $0.89 in the third quarter of 2021. Segment income, adjusted net income, free cash flow and adjusted EPS are described in the attached schedules.

John L. Stauch, Pentair’s President and Chief Executive Officer commented: “We reported solid third quarter results with sales growing near double digits and strong segment income and adjusted EPS gains. We saw price outpace inflation once again resulting in strong margin expansion. We are proud of these results given the ongoing supply chain disruptions and the manufacturing inefficiencies that resulted. While we have begun to see some inventory correcting in our residential channels, our commercial and industrial businesses continue to do well. We closed on the acquisition of Manitowoc Ice in the quarter and the integration is off to a good start.”

Third quarter 2022 operating income was $147 million, down 12 percent compared to operating income for the third quarter of 2021, and return on sales (“ROS”) was 13.9 percent, a decrease of 340 basis points when compared to the third quarter of 2021. On an adjusted basis, the company reported segment income of $207 million for the third quarter of 2022, up 15 percent compared to segment income for the third quarter of 2021, and ROS was 19.6 percent, an increase of 110 basis points when compared to the third quarter of 2021.

Consumer Solutions sales were up 8 percent compared to sales for the same period last year. Excluding currency translation, acquisitions and divestitures, core sales declined 2 percent in the third quarter. Segment income of $159 million was up 10 percent compared to the third quarter of 2021, and ROS was 23.8 percent, an increase of 30 basis points when compared to the third quarter of 2021.

Industrial & Flow Technologies sales were up 10 percent compared to sales for the same period last year. Excluding currency translation, acquisitions and divestitures, core sales grew 14 percent in the third quarter. Segment income of $66 million was up 25 percent compared to the third quarter of 2021, and ROS was 16.9 percent, an increase of 210 basis points when compared to the third quarter of 2021.

Net cash provided by operating activities of continuing operations was $95 million for the quarter compared to $179 million in the third quarter of 2021 and free cash flow provided by continuing operations for the quarter was $72 million compared to $165 million in the third quarter of 2021.

Pentair paid a regular cash dividend of $0.21 per share in the third quarter of 2022. Pentair previously announced on September 19, 2022 that it will pay a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.21 per share on November 4, 2022 to shareholders of record at the close of business on October 21, 2022. This year marks the 46th consecutive year that Pentair has increased its dividend.

Outlook
The company updates its estimated 2022 GAAP EPS to approximately $3.01 and on an adjusted EPS basis to approximately $3.65. The company updates full year 2022 sales guidance to be up approximately 9 percent on a reported basis.

In addition, the company introduces fourth quarter 2022 GAAP EPS guidance of approximately $0.68 and on an adjusted EPS basis of approximately $0.79. The company expects fourth quarter sales to be approximately flat on a reported basis compared to the fourth quarter of 2021.

Mr. Stauch further added, “Given the acceleration of inventory correction in our residential channels, coupled with headwinds from foreign exchange and higher interest rates, we expect volumes to continue to moderate for the next few quarters. While we have not yet set our 2023 plan, we believe we are well positioned to grow next year given pricing carryover, accretion from Manitowoc Ice, reduced manufacturing inefficiencies that have been an ongoing issue in 2022, and our Transformation initiatives gaining momentum. We believe we have a solid foundation and we have an exciting future. Our mission and purpose remain important as we help the world sustainably move, improve, and enjoy water, life’s most essential resource.”

Source: Pentair plc.

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