Standex International (SXI) Tops Q4 EPS by 1c, Revenues Miss

August 28, 2018 8:32 AM

Standex International (NYSE: SXI) reported Q4 EPS of $1.60, $0.01 better than the analyst estimate of $1.59. Revenue for the quarter came in at $227.5 million versus the consensus estimate of $232.73 million.

“We ended the fiscal year with a strong fourth quarter as we delivered topline organic growth across our Electronics, Engraving and Hydraulics business segments, and began to realize bottom line benefits from our restructuring initiatives in the Food Service business,” said President and Chief Executive Officer David Dunbar. “Engineering Technologies sales and margins were challenged as expected due to delays in aviation platform ramps, and we remain optimistic that investments we have made in the business will support long-term sustainable growth.”

“On a full-year basis, sales were up 15%, reflecting double-digit organic growth in Engraving, Electronics and Hydraulics, as well as strong contributions from the recent acquisitions of Standex Electronics Japan and Piazza Rosa,” continued Dunbar, “We exited the year with a solid balance sheet, growing backlog, and continued strength in our end markets.”

“We are entering 2019 with solid momentum and strong end markets” said Dunbar. “We are well-positioned to grow in Engraving, Electronics and Hydraulics over the next year. We expect to see margin improvements in our Engineering Technologies business and Food Service Equipment as the results of restructuring programs flow through to our bottom line. Our plans are to ramp our capex spending to $35 to $36 million to support investments in growth opportunities in Electronics and Engraving, as well as new aviation platforms like the A350 in Engineering Technologies. By executing against our Value Creation System, we are positioning Standex to deliver on our long-term financial targets and fulfill our mission to become a best-in-class operating company.”

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