Barnes Outlines Strategy to Drive Growth and Margin Expansion
Introduces 2025 Financial Targets and Updates 2021 Full-Year Outlook
BRISTOL, Conn., December 14, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Barnes Group Inc. (NYSE: B) will hold a virtual investor day today with presentations given by Patrick Dempsey, President and Chief Executive Officer, Julie Streich, Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, and other senior executives. Management will present its growth strategy and capital allocation framework, as well as provide an in-depth review of its Industrial and Aerospace segments. In addition, the Company is introducing 2025 financial targets and updating its 2021 outlook.
"We are excited to host our Barnes 2021 virtual investor day to provide current and potential shareholders with a deeper understanding of our growth strategy and an appreciation for our ongoing efforts to transform our portfolio," said Patrick Dempsey. "We have well-positioned businesses which are focused on driving revenues and expanding margins. Supported by ongoing investments in growth and innovation, and benefitting from productivity gains from the Barnes Enterprise System, we strive for performance excellence across the Company," added Dempsey.
Introduces 2025 Financial Targets
Barnes is introducing 2025 financial targets, specifically:
Organic Sales: 7% to 9% CAGR
Adjusted Operating Margin: 15% to 17%
Adjusted EPS: Double-digit CAGR
Cash Conversion: >100%
ROIC: 8% to 10%
The Company will detail the key initiatives supporting achievement of these goals as well as assumptions during its investor day.
Updates 2021 Outlook
The Company is also updating its 2021 financial outlook. We now expect full year revenues to be up approximately 12% over the prior year, with organic sales growth of 10%. Adjusted operating margin is now forecasted to be approximately 12%, down from the prior outlook of approximately 12.5%, as supply chain and inflation challenges continue to impact our Industrial business. Partially offsetting the lower operating profit is a recently approved foreign tax benefit which will lower the Company’s effective tax rate (excluding Reg G items) to approximately 27%. While the adjusted earnings per share forecast remains in the range of $1.83 to $1.93, up 12% to 18% from 2020’s adjusted earnings per share of $1.64, the Company expects to finish 2021 at the low end of the range. Our cash conversion forecast of approximately 120% of net income is unchanged from our prior view.
Event Webcast Details
The virtual investor day, which includes two question and answer sessions, will begin at 8:30 a.m. (ET) today and is expected to conclude at approximately 12:00 p.m. The public may access the event through a live webcast available on the Investor Relations section of Barnes’s website at www.BGInc.com. Presentation materials will be posted to the Investor Relations section of the Company's website today at approximately 7:30 a.m. (ET). A replay of the webcast will be available following the presentation at the same link listed above.
(1) Organic sales growth represents the total reported sales increase within the Company’s ongoing businesses less the impact of foreign currency translation and acquisition and divestitures completed in the preceding twelve months.
Barnes Group Inc. (NYSE: B) pioneers technologies to help change the world. Employees across the globe are dedicated to Persistent Ingenuity™ – advancing what’s possible and delivering to the highest standards. We serve a wide range of end markets and customers, including healthcare, automation, packaging, aerospace, mobility, and manufacturing, delivering breakthrough products and services to shape a more inclusive and sustainable world. For more information, visit www.BGInc.com.
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