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ESCO Technologies Inc.
ESCO ANNOUNCES FISCAL 2019 RESULTS
- GAAP EPS $3.10 (Includes Doble Building Gain, net of Defined Charges) -
- Adjusted EPS $3.13 (Tops Guidance and Consensus / 13 Percent above 2018) –
ST. LOUIS, November 19, 2019 – ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE: ESE) (ESCO, or the Company) today reported its operating results for the fourth quarter (Q4 2019) and fiscal year ended September 30, 2019 (2019).
On November 18, 2019, the Company announced the divestiture of its Technical Packaging segment under a separate release, where it expects to receive $187 million in gross cash proceeds and finalize the transaction as soon as customary regulatory items are completed.
The financial results presented include certain non-GAAP financial measures such as EBIT, EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EPS, as defined within the “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” described below. Any non-GAAP financial measures presented are reconciled to their respective GAAP equivalents.
Management believes these non-GAAP financial measures are useful in assessing the ongoing operational profitability of the Company’s business segments, and therefore, allow shareholders better visibility into the Company’s underlying operations. See “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” described below.
Earnings Summary – Full Year
2019 GAAP EPS of $3.10 per share included $0.19 per share from a gain on the sale of Doble’s headquarters building in Watertown, Massachusetts, offset by $0.22 per share of charges related to cost reduction actions taken in Technical Packaging and at Doble, costs incurred to move the aircraft / aerospace business from VACCO to PTI, and one-time purchase accounting charges related to the July 2019 acquisition of Globe Composite Solutions, LLC (Globe). The $0.03 per share of net discrete items was excluded when determining 2019 Adjusted EPS of $3.13 per share. 2019 GAAP net earnings were $81 million.
2018 GAAP EPS of $3.54 per share reflected the favorable net impact of the December 2017 “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (U.S. Tax Reform) which resulted in a tax benefit of $0.94 per share, partially offset by $0.17 per share of cost reduction / restructuring and move costs. The net effect of excluding the $0.77 per share of discrete items resulted in 2018 Adjusted EPS of $2.77 per share. 2018 GAAP net earnings were $92 million.
The following information was filed by Esco Technologies Inc (ESE) on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 as an 8K 2.02 statement, which is an earnings press release pertaining to results of operations and financial condition. It may be helpful to assess the quality of management by comparing the information in the press release to the information in the accompanying 10-K Annual Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.
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