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  • bluecheese4u bluecheese4u Dec 13, 2012 8:17 PM Flag

    Nordson Corporation Delivers Record Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results for Sales, Operating Profit, Net Income and Earnings-per-Share

    Nordson Corporation Delivers Record Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results for Sales, Operating Profit, Net Income and Earnings-per-Share

    13 Dec 2012

    •Sales increase 33 percent from the previous year to $439 million in the fourth quarter; full year sales increase 14 percent over the prior year to $1.4 billion

    •Organic sales growth is 19 percent in the fourth quarter and 8 percent for the full year compared to the same periods a year ago

    •Operating profit increases to $104 million in the fourth quarter and $335 million for the year; fourth quarter and full year operating margins are 24 percent of sales

    •GAAP Diluted EPS expands to $1.04 in the fourth quarter and $3.45 for the year

    •First quarter 2013 guidance: Sales expected in the range of $343 million to $354 million; GAAP Diluted EPS in the range of $0.63 to $0.70

    Westlake, Ohio, USA – December 13, 2012 - Nordson Corporation (Nasdaq: NDSN) today reported record fourth quarter and full year results for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2012. Sales for the quarter were $439 million, an increase of 33 percent over the fourth quarter of the prior year. This sales improvement included a 19 percent increase in organic volume, a 16 percent increase related to the first year effect of acquisitions, and a negative 2 percent impact related to the unfavorable effects of currency translation. Fourth quarter operating profit increased 31 percent over the same period a year ago to $104 million, and fourth quarter net income increased 24 percent over the same period a year ago to $68 million. Diluted earnings per share for the quarter increased 28 percent over the prior year to $1.04, or $1.07 when normalized to exclude certain one-time items. A reconciliation of GAAP diluted EPS to normalized amounts is included in the attached tables.

    “Solid demand in our end markets along with our global team’s ability to meet customer needs generated another quarter of very strong results,” said Nordson President and Chief Executive Officer Michael F. Hilton. “Sales expanded robustly as customers continued to respond to our combination of precision technology solutions, application expertise and direct global service. We delivered fourth quarter operating margin of 24 percent, the same strong level as a year ago and inclusive of the impact of this year’s acquisitions. Integration of these acquisitions remains on track and we are pleased by the many opportunities for growth and synergy that we see. Free cash flow in the quarter was approximately 122 percent of net income, representing very strong cash conversion that enables us to continue funding a variety of growth and continuous improvement initiatives. In addition to these organic initiatives, we also completed the purchase of Sealant Equipment and Engineering, a leader in cold material dispensing and our third acquisition of the fiscal year. And finally, we increased our quarterly dividend by 20 percent during the quarter, bringing our record for consecutive annual dividend increases to 49 consecutive years.”

    Fourth Quarter Segment & Regional Results

    “Fourth quarter organic sales volume grew substantially compared to the same period a year ago, in every segment and nearly every geography,” said Hilton. “Total sales volume in Adhesive Dispensing Systems increased 36 percent over the prior year’s fourth quarter, as solid growth in both consumer non-durable and durable end markets drove a 6 percent increase in organic volume with the remainder of the increase coming from the first year effect of acquisitions. Operating margin in the segment was 28 percent, a strong level that includes the recent EDI and Xaloy acquisitions and the non-recurring short term purchase accounting charges associated with acquired inventory.

    “In Advanced Technology Systems, organic sales volume increased by 26 percent and the first year effect of acquisitions added 2 percent, for total volume growth of 28 percent over the prior year’s fourth quarter. The order trend we have seen in this segment in recent quarters continued, with strong broad based demand for our dispensing and test and inspection in electronics end markets, especially for mobile device applications, and continued penetration of niche applications. The excellent top line growth, solid execution and operational efficiencies enabled us to drive segment operating margin to 27 percent in the fourth quarter, 4 percentage points higher than the level of a year ago.

    “Industrial Coating Systems’ sales volume in the quarter increased by 47 percent over the same period a year ago, inclusive of 8 percent volume growth from the first year effect of acquisitions. The strong increase in organic volume was aided in part by well-capitalized customers who continue to invest in production efficiency and plant expansion programs. Operating margin in the quarter increased sequentially by 2 percentage points to 16 percent of sales, or 18 percent of sales excluding non-recurring short term purchase accounting charges of $1.4 million associated with acquired inventory.”

    Detailed results by operating segment and geography are included in the attached tables, as is an earnings per share reconciliation table.

    Fiscal 2012 Full Year Results

    Sales for fiscal year 2012 were $1.4 billion, an increase of 14 percent compared to fiscal year 2011. The growth consisted of an 8 percent increase in organic volume, an 8 percent increase related to the first year effect of acquisitions, and a negative 2 percent impact related to the unfavorable effects of currency translation. Operating profit for the year was $335 million, net income was $225 million and GAAP diluted earnings per share were $3.45, all full year records for Nordson. Excluding certain one-time items in both years, full year diluted earnings per share improved by 10 percent over the prior year.

    “Nordson delivered record financial performance for the third consecutive year,” said Hilton. “On a year over year basis, sales volume increased by double digits in each segment and nearly every geography. Operationally, we continued to execute at a high level, resulting in strong full year operating margin of 24 percent, inclusive of non-recurring short-term purchase accounting charges associated with acquired inventory and transaction fees. We delivered this performance while reinvesting in the business and executing on a variety of continuous improvement initiatives that will enhance shareholder returns over the long term. I thank our worldwide team for executing on our strategies and, above all, taking care of our customers.”

    Order Rates and Backlog

    Order rates for the 12-week period ending December 9, 2012, measured in constant currency, increased 5 percent over the same period a year ago. Order rates by segment and geography are provided in the accompanying financial tables, with pro-forma growth in order rates calculated as though fiscal year 2012 acquisitions were owned in both years.

    Backlog at the end of the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012 was $178 million, inclusive of fiscal year 2012 acquisitions, representing an increase of 38 percent compared with $129 million at the end of the fourth quarter a year ago. Backlog amounts are calculated at October 31, 2012 exchange rates.

    Outlook

    For the first quarter of fiscal 2013, sales are expected to be in the range of $343 million to $354 million. This sales outlook indicates growth will be in the range of up 24 percent to 28 percent compared to the first quarter a year ago. This growth is inclusive of organic volume of up 7 percent to 11 percent, 18 percent growth from the first year effect of acquisitions, and a negative 1 percent impact related to the unfavorable effects of currency translation based on the current exchange rate environment. GAAP diluted earnings per share are expected to be in the range of $0.63 to $0.70, inclusive of a $0.01 per share gain related to a discrete tax item. This earnings outlook incorporates the mix impact of recent order trends and our planned strategic investment in certain growth opportunities.

    “We begin 2013 with a solid outlook for our first quarter based on the continuing strength we are seeing in our current order rates,” said Hilton. “At the same time, the global macroeconomic environment contains many uncertainties. Europe is in a recession. Growth in North America may be no better in 2013 than 2012. In most emerging markets, growth remains strong, though the pace has cooled as exports have softened. Against this backdrop, most forecasters see 2013 global GDP growth as flat to 2012. Specific to Nordson, we are well positioned regardless of the economic backdrop. We plan to achieve our goals by relying on our core strengths, our team’s ability to execute, our commitment to continuous improvement, and the many growth markets where we see opportunity. We will continue to drive value for our customers through our application expertise, differentiated technology and direct sales and service support.”

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