Parker-Hannifin (PH) Tops Q3 EPS by 68c, Revenues Beat; Withdraws FY20 Guidance

April 30, 2020 7:32 AM EDT

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Parker-Hannifin (NYSE: PH) reported Q3 EPS of $2.92, $0.68 better than the analyst estimate of $2.24. Revenue for the quarter came in at $3.7 billion versus the consensus estimate of $3.57 billion.

“The third quarter was a strong quarter for Parker during the early stages of this historic period of global disruption,” said Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Tom Williams. “Despite an organic sales decline of 7.4%, we delivered strong adjusted total segment operating margin, and adjusted EBITDA margin was 19.3%, an improvement of 60 basis points compared with the same quarter a year ago. Our year-to-date operating cash flow was a third quarter record at $1.3 billion and we improved the balance sheet through repayments of debt that totaled $611 million during the quarter.

“Our global team has worked hard to minimize the exposure and spread of the coronavirus in all workplaces around the world, produce strong financial results, and support our customers across critical industries where Parker technologies are helping with the front-line effort to manage through the pandemic. Parker products are being used in countless applications to combat the spread and support the treatment of COVID-19, fulfilling our purpose of enabling engineering breakthroughs that lead to a better tomorrow.

“We expect that the months ahead will be much more challenging as April order trends have become more negative with the current global economy. As a result, we have been comprehensive in taking immediate cost reduction and cash preservation actions that include global salary reductions and reduced work schedules, a global hiring freeze, deferral of annual merit increases, targeted restructuring, elimination of discretionary spending, optimizing working capital and reducing capital expenditures, all of which will help us mitigate the financial impact of a drop off in demand. Our ability to manage costs and generate cash consistently across economic cycles is a hallmark of Parker’s resilience and ability to weather difficult conditions in our markets.”

Outlook

Williams added, “The current environment makes it difficult to forecast results with any reasonable amount of accuracy. For that reason, we are withdrawing our earnings guidance for fiscal year 2020. The actions we have taken over the past five years to transform our portfolio and reduce fixed costs through restructuring, combined with the actions we are taking now, will position Parker to emerge from this global crisis stronger than ever.”

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