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For Immediate Release
The Toro Company Reports Record First Quarter Results
First quarter sales increase 10 percent to a record $603.0 million
Reported quarterly EPS of $0.55; adjusted quarterly EPS of $0.51, up 6.3 percent over comparable 2018 period adjusted EPS of $0.48, includes $0.03 acquisition related expenses
Strength of new products across the portfolio drove positive performance for the quarter
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (February 21, 2019) - The Toro Company (NYSE: TTC) today reported net earnings of $59.5 million, or $0.55 per share, on a net sales increase of 10 percent to $603 million for its first quarter ended February 1, 2019. In the comparable fiscal 2018 period, the company delivered net earnings of $22.6 million, or $0.21 per share, on net sales of $548.2 million. Adjusted 2019 first quarter net earnings were $55.2 million, or $0.51 per share, compared to adjusted net earnings of $52.1 million, or $0.48 per share in the comparable 2018 period, an increase of 6.3 percent, including $0.03 of acquisition related expenses in the quarter.
“Our professional businesses delivered another good quarter, led by strength in landscape contractor sales, increased golf and grounds channel demand, and positive momentum in our BOSS® business,” said Richard M. Olson, Toro’s chairman and chief executive officer. “New products were again the key to success, as customers responded favorably to the latest lineup of our Exmark® Lazer®, and Radius® zero-turn riding mowers, and the BOSS® Stainless Steel XT V-Plow, which offers enhanced productivity and maneuverability for operators. Recent snow events in key regions also helped bolster sales of both professional and residential snow and ice management products in the quarter.”
“At recent industry trade shows, our team showcased several new products with the latest technology, designed to help our customers do their jobs more effectively. Key product lines like the Greensmaster® eTriFlex™ fully electric riding greensmower that effectively eliminates the potential for hydraulic leaks, while offering superior cutting performance, generated excitement among customers. The Outcross® 9060 continues to be a crowd favorite as customers learn more about the various attachments and versatility this machine offers to help address some of their biggest challenges. Our new Dingo® TXL 2000 also continues to impress with its vertical lifting capacity and telescoping arms for increased productivity and ease of use.”
“We are very excited about the recent announcement regarding the acquisition of Charles Machine Works, known as "The Underground Authority," with a portfolio of businesses including Ditch Witch®, and other leading brands in the underground construction market. As mentioned during our conference call last week, this acquisition will align very well with our strategic priorities and will naturally complement our existing business. Similarly, the cultural alignment, commitment to innovation and the importance of community shared by the two companies, should position us well for a successful integration."
The following information was filed by Toro Co (TTC) on Thursday, February 21, 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-Q Quarterly Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.