Xylem Inc. reports improved first quarter earnings; maintains full-year outlook

  • First quarter 2014 adjusted net income was $63 million or $0.34 per share, up 7 cents or 26 percent over first quarter 2013; GAAP net income was $49 million or $0.27 per share, up 5 cents or 23 percent
  • First quarter 2014 revenue was $906 million, up 3 percent organically from first quarter 2013; first quarter organic orders up 3 percent
  • First quarter 2014 adjusted operating margin up 150 basis points; up 90 basis points as reported
  • Xylem maintains full-year outlook; adjusted EPS of $1.85 to $2.00 on revenue of approximately $4 billion

RYE BROOK, N.Y.--()--Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL), a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, today announced first quarter 2014 net income of $49 million, or $0.27 per share. Excluding the impact of restructuring and realignment costs, and special tax items, adjusted net income was $63 million or $0.34 per share, up 7 cents or 26 percent from the comparable period in 2013. First quarter revenue was $906 million, up 3 percent organically, reflecting strength across both of the company’s business segments. First quarter adjusted operating margins improved 150 basis points, driven by increased volume and solid execution against operating efficiencies and ongoing initiatives to reduce costs.

“We are off to a good start in 2014. We had solid order activity during the quarter and strong sales execution, putting us on track to deliver our full-year commitments while maintaining our investments in those areas of the business with the most growth potential,” said Patrick Decker, president and chief executive officer of Xylem.

Decker said the company is moving ahead with initiatives to streamline operations, and is introducing new products to support growth for the full year.

“As I’ve travelled to many of our key sites in my first six weeks at Xylem, I’ve been impressed with our local teams’ knowledge, our passion for customer service, and the opportunities we have to bring further innovative solutions to our customers,” Decker said. “We’re winning business and growing our backlog. Clearly we have opportunity for continued operational improvements and efficiencies, and we will further embed a continuous improvement mindset across the company. We have a solid foundation from which to expand the business, and I’m confident that we will successfully execute our growth strategy.”

Full-year 2014 Outlook

Xylem also today reaffirmed full-year guidance, forecasting full-year 2014 revenue growth of 2 to 4 percent to approximately $4 billion. Full-year 2014 adjusted net income is expected to be in the range of $345 to $370 million, for adjusted earnings per share of $1.85 to $2.00, reflecting 11 to 20 percent growth over 2013. The company anticipates that restructuring and realignment costs will range from $40 to $50 million for the year.

First Quarter Segment Results

Water Infrastructure

Xylem’s Water Infrastructure segment consists of its businesses serving clean water delivery, wastewater transport and treatment, dewatering and analytical instrumentation.

  • First quarter 2014 revenue was $568 million, up 3 percent compared with the first quarter 2013. Strong growth in emerging markets and more modest growth in Europe more than offset weather-related revenue declines in the U.S. dewatering rental business.
  • First quarter adjusted segment operating income, which excludes $12 million of restructuring and realignment costs, was $58 million, up 12 percent over the same period in 2013. Adjusted operating margin for the quarter increased 80 basis points, reflecting higher volume and significant benefits from cost reduction actions, partially offset by unfavorable mix and negative impact of foreign exchange.

Applied Water

Xylem’s Applied Water segment consists of its portfolio of businesses in residential and commercial building services, industrial and agricultural applications.

  • First quarter 2014 revenue was $355 million, up 3 percent compared with the first quarter 2013, with continued strength in U.S. residential building services and irrigation applications, and growth in industrial and residential in the emerging markets.
  • First quarter adjusted segment operating income, which excludes $6 million of restructuring and realignment costs, was $47 million, 12 percent higher than the comparable period last year. Adjusted operating margin grew 100 basis points primarily driven by modest volume growth, price and the positive impact of cost reduction actions.

Supplemental information on Xylem’s first quarter earnings and reconciliations for certain non-GAAP items is posted at investors.xyleminc.com.

About Xylem

Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology provider, enabling customers to transport, treat, test and efficiently use water in public utility, residential and commercial building services, industrial and agricultural settings. The company does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands, and its people bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on finding local solutions to the world’s most challenging water and wastewater problems. Xylem is headquartered in Rye Brook, N.Y., with 2013 revenues of $3.8 billion and more than 12,500 employees worldwide. Xylem was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the last two years for advancing sustainable business practices and solutions worldwide.

The name Xylem is derived from classical Greek and is the tissue that transports water in plants, highlighting the engineering efficiency of our water-centric business by linking it with the best water transportation of all -- that which occurs in nature. For more information, please visit us at www.xylem.com.

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Caution should be taken not to place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements because they involve risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in, or reasonably inferred from such statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. In addition, forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company’s historical experience and our present expectations or projections. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, those set forth in Item 1A of our Annual Report on Form 10-K, and those described from time to time in subsequent reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

 

XYLEM INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENTS (Unaudited)

(in millions, except per share data)

 
For the three months ended March 31,     2014       2013
Revenue     $ 906 $ 879
Cost of revenue 564   545  
Gross profit 342 334
Selling, general and administrative expenses 224 237
Research and development expenses 27 26
Restructuring charges 15   5  
Operating income 76 66
Interest expense 14 13
Other non-operating (expense), net (1 ) (2 )
Income before taxes 61 51
Income tax expense 12   10  
Net income $ 49   $ 41  
Earnings per share:
Basic $ 0.27 $ 0.22
Diluted $ 0.27 $ 0.22
Weighted average number of shares:
Basic 184.5 185.8
Diluted 185.8 186.4
Dividends declared per share $ 0.1280 $ 0.1164
 
 

XYLEM INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in millions, except per share amounts)

 

     

March 31,
2014

     

December 31,
2013

    (Unaudited)
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 466 $ 533
Receivables, less allowances for discounts and doubtful accounts of $25 and $31 in 2014 and 2013, respectively 803 817
Inventories, net 516 475
Prepaid and other current assets 166 143
Deferred income tax assets 40   41  
Total current assets 1,991 2,009
Property, plant and equipment, net 476 488
Goodwill 1,719 1,718
Other intangible assets, net 480 488
Other non-current assets 221   193  
Total assets $ 4,887   $ 4,896  
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 325 $ 332
Accrued and other current liabilities 488 479
Short-term borrowings and current maturities of long-term debt 44   42  
Total current liabilities 857 853
Long-term debt 1,199 1,199
Accrued postretirement benefits 348 348
Deferred income tax liabilities 198 191
Other non-current accrued liabilities 56   64  
Total liabilities 2,658   2,655  
Commitments and contingencies
Stockholders’ equity:
Common Stock – par value $0.01 per share:

Authorized 750.0 shares, issued 188.2 shares and 187.6 shares in 2014 and 2013, respectively

2 2
Capital in excess of par value 1,768 1,753
Retained earnings 430 405
Treasury stock – at cost 4.4 shares and 3.0 shares in 2014 and 2013, respectively (137 ) (86 )
Accumulated other comprehensive income 166   167  
Total stockholders’ equity 2,229   2,241  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 4,887   $ 4,896  
 
 

XYLEM INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (Unaudited)

(in millions)

       
For the three months ended March 31,     2014   2013
Operating Activities
Net income $ 49 $ 41
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation 23 25
Amortization 13 12
Share-based compensation 4 6
Restructuring charges 15 5
Other, net 4
Payments for restructuring (9 ) (4 )
Changes in assets and liabilities (net of acquisitions):
Changes in receivables (5 ) 1
Changes in inventories (42 ) (29 )
Changes in accounts payable (2 ) (8 )
Other, net (28 ) (29 )
Net Cash – Operating activities 22   20  
Investing Activities
Capital expenditures (25 ) (30 )
Acquisitions of businesses and assets, net of cash acquired (78 )
Proceeds from the sale of property, plant and equipment 1   3  
Net Cash – Investing activities (24 ) (105 )
Financing Activities
Issuance of short-term debt 2
Repurchase of common stock (51 ) (15 )
Proceeds from exercise of employee stock options 11
Dividends paid (24 ) (22 )
Excess tax benefit from share based compensation 1
Other, net (1 ) 1  
Net Cash – Financing activities (62 ) (36 )
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash (3 ) (8 )
Net change in cash and cash equivalents (67 ) (129 )
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year 533   504  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 466   $ 375  
Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:
Cash paid during the period for:
Interest $ 11 $ 11
Income taxes (net of refunds received) $ 18 $ 27
 
 
Xylem Inc. Non-GAAP Measures
 
Management views key performance indicators including revenue, gross margins, segment operating income and margins, orders growth, free cash flow, working capital, and backlog, among others. In addition, we consider certain measures to be useful to management and investors evaluating our operating performance for the periods presented, and provide a tool for evaluating our ongoing operations, liquidity and management of assets. This information can assist investors in assessing our financial performance and measures our ability to generate capital for deployment among competing strategic alternatives and initiatives. These metrics, however, are not measures of financial performance under GAAP and should not be considered a substitute for revenue, operating income, net income, earnings per share (basic and diluted) or net cash from operations as determined in accordance with GAAP. We consider the following non-GAAP measures, which may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies, to be key performance indicators:
 
“Organic revenue" and "Organic orders” defined as revenue and orders, respectively, excluding the impact of foreign currency fluctuations, intercompany transactions, and contributions from acquisitions and divestitures. Divestitures include sales of portions of our business that did not meet the criteria for classification as a discontinued operation or insignificant portions of our business that we did not classify as a discontinued operation. The period-over-period change resulting from foreign currency fluctuations assumes no change in exchange rates from the prior period.
 
“Constant currency” defined as financial results adjusted for currency translation impacts by translating current period and prior period activity using the same currency conversion rate. This approach is used for countries whose functional currency is not the U.S. dollar.
 
“EBITDA” defined as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization expense, and share-based compensation. “Adjusted EBITDA” reflects the adjustment to EBITDA to exclude non-recurring restructuring and realignment costs.
 
"Adjusted Operating Income", "Adjusted Segment Operating Income", and “Adjusted EPS” defined as operating income and earnings per share, adjusted to exclude non-recurring restructuring and realignment costs and tax-related special items.
 
“Free Cash Flow” defined as net cash from operating activities, as reported in the Statement of Cash Flow, less capital expenditures as well as adjustments for other significant items that impact current results which management believes are not related to our ongoing operations and performance. Our definition of free cash flows does not consider non-discretionary cash payments, such as debt.
 
“Realignment costs” defined as non-recurring costs not included in restructuring costs that are incurred as part of actions taken to reposition our business, including items such as professional fees, relocation, travel and other costs.
 
 
Xylem Inc. Non-GAAP Reconciliation
Reported vs. Organic & Constant Currency Order Growth
($ Millions)
                 
(As Reported - GAAP) (As Adjusted - Organic) Constant Currency
    (A)     (B)     (C)     (D)     (E)     (F) = B+C+D+E     (G) = F/A (H) = (F - C) / A
 
Change % Change

Acquisitions /

Change % Change
Orders Orders 2014 v. 2013 2014 v. 2013

Divestitures

FX Contribution Eliminations Adj. 2014 v. 2013 Adj. 2014 v. 2013
2014 2013
 
Quarter Ended March 31
 
Xylem Inc. 993 962 31 3% (7) 3 - 27 3% 4%
 

Water Infrastructure

619 601 18 3% (7) 6 2 19 3% 4%
Applied Water 394 378 16 4% - (4) (3) 9 2% 2%
 
 
Note: Due to rounding the sum of segment amounts may not agree to Xylem totals.
 
 
Xylem Inc. Non-GAAP Reconciliation
Reported vs. Organic & Constant Currency Revenue
($ Millions)
                 
(As Reported - GAAP) (As Adjusted - Organic) Constant Currency
    (A)     (B)     (C)     (D)     (E)     (F) = B+C+D+E     (G) = F/A (H) = (F - C) / A
 
Change % Change

Acquisitions /

Change % Change
Revenue Revenue 2014 v. 2013 2014 v. 2013

Divestitures

FX Contribution Eliminations Adj. 2014 v. 2013 Adj. 2014 v. 2013
2014 2013
 
Quarter Ended March 31
 
Xylem Inc. 906 879 27 3% (5) 4 - 26 3% 4%
 

Water Infrastructure

568 551 17 3% (5) 7 1 20 4% 5%
Applied Water 355 345 10 3% - (3) (1) 6 2% 2%
 
 
Note: Due to rounding the sum of segment amounts may not agree to Xylem totals.
 
 
Xylem Inc. Non-GAAP Reconciliation
Adjusted Operating Income
($ Millions)
     
Q1

2014

   

2013

Total Revenue
• Total Xylem 906 879
• Water Infrastructure 568 551
• Applied Water 355 345
             
Operating Income
• Total Xylem 76 66
• Water Infrastructure 46 42
• Applied Water 41 40
 
Operating Margin
• Total Xylem 8.4% 7.5%
• Water Infrastructure 8.1% 7.6%

• Applied Water

    11.5%     11.6%
 
Restructuring & Realignment Costs
• Total Xylem 18 12
• Water Infrastructure 12 10
• Applied Water 6 2
             
Adjusted Operating Income*
• Total Xylem 94 78
• Water Infrastructure 58 52
• Applied Water 47 42
 
Adjusted Operating Margin*
• Total Xylem 10.4% 8.9%
• Water Infrastructure 10.2% 9.4%
• Applied Water     13.2%     12.2%
 
 
*Adjusted Operating Income excludes restructuring & realignment costs.
 
 
Xylem Inc. Non-GAAP Reconciliation
Adjusted Diluted EPS
($ Millions, except per share amounts)
             
Q1 2013 Q1 2014
As Reported     Adjustments         Adjusted As Reported     Adjustments         Adjusted
Total Revenue 879 879 906 906
Operating Income 66 12 a 78 76 18 a 94
Operating Margin 7.5% 8.9% 8.4% 10.4%
Interest Expense (13) (13) (14) (14)
Other Non-Operating Income (Expense) (2)   (2) (1)   (1)
Income before Taxes 51 12 63 61 18 79
Provision for Income Taxes (10) (3) b (13) (12) (4) b (16)
Net Income 41 9 50 49 14 63
Diluted Shares     186.4                 186.4     185.8                 185.8
Diluted EPS     $ 0.22     $ 0.05           $ 0.27     $ 0.27     $ 0.07           $ 0.34
 
 
a Restructuring & realignment costs
b Net tax impact of restructuring & realignment costs and special tax items
 
 
Xylem Inc. Non-GAAP Reconciliation
Net Cash - Operating Activities vs. Free Cash Flow
($ Millions)
 
    Three Months Ended
2014     2013
 
Net Cash - Operating Activities $ 22 $ 20
 
Capital Expenditures (25) (30)
   
Free Cash Flow $ (3) $ (10)
 
Net Income $ 49 $ 41
 
Free Cash Flow Conversion -6% -24%
 

Contacts

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Media
Tom Glover, +1 914-323-5891
tom.glover@xyleminc.com
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Investors
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phil.desousa@xyleminc.com

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Xylem Inc. reports improved first quarter earnings; maintains full year outlook

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Contacts

Xylem Inc.
Media
Tom Glover, +1 914-323-5891
tom.glover@xyleminc.com
or
Investors
Phil DeSousa, +1 914-323-5930
phil.desousa@xyleminc.com