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BorgWarner Reports Third Quarter 2019 U.S. GAAP Net Earnings Of $0.94 Per Diluted Share, Or $0.96 Per Diluted Share Excluding Non-Comparable Items

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Oct. 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- BorgWarner Inc. (BWA) today reported third quarter results.

Third Quarter Highlights:

  • U.S. GAAP net sales of $2,492 million, up 0.6% compared with third quarter 2018.
  • U.S. GAAP net earnings of $0.94 per diluted share.
  • U.S. GAAP operating income of $276 million, or 11.1% of net sales.

Financial Results:

The company believes the following table is useful in highlighting non-comparable items that impacted its U.S. GAAP net earnings per diluted share. The Company defines adjusted earnings per diluted share as earnings per diluted share adjusted to eliminate the impact of restructuring expense, merger, acquisition and divestiture expense, other net expenses, discontinued operations, other gains and losses not reflective of the Company's ongoing operations, and related tax effects.


Three Months Ended
September 30,


Nine Months Ended
September 30,


2019


2018


2019


2018

Earnings per diluted share

$

0.94



$

0.98



$

2.54



$

3.34










Non-comparable items:








Restructuring expense

0.04



0.03



0.15



0.17


Merger, acquisition and divestiture expense

0.02





0.04



0.02


Officer stock awards modification



0.03



0.01



0.01


Loss on arbitration





0.07




Gain on commercial settlement







(0.01)


Pension settlement loss





0.10




Tax adjustments

(0.04)



(0.04)



0.04



(0.25)










Adjusted earnings per diluted share

$

0.96



$

1.00



$

2.95



$

3.28


Net sales were $2,492 million in the third quarter 2019, up 0.6% from $2,478 million in the third quarter 2018.  Net income in the third quarter 2019 was $194 million, or $0.94 per diluted share, compared with $204 million, or $0.98 per diluted share, in the third quarter 2018.  Adj. net earnings per share in the third quarter 2019 were $0.96 down from $1.00 in the third quarter 2018.  Adj. net earnings in the third quarter 2019 excluded non-comparable items of $0.02 per diluted share.  Adj. net earnings in the third quarter 2018 excluded net non-comparable items of $0.02 per diluted share.  These items are listed in the table above, which is provided by the company for comparison with other results and the most directly comparable U.S. GAAP measures.  The depreciation of certain foreign currencies against the U.S. dollar decreased net sales by approximately $66 million and decreased net earnings by approximately $0.02 per diluted share in the third quarter 2019 compared with the third quarter 2018.  The impact of the divestiture of the thermostat product line decreased net sales by $29 million in the third quarter 2019 compared with the third quarter 2018.  The decline in net earnings and adj. net earnings is primarily due to the year-over-year decrease in equity in affiliates' earnings and an increase in the company's tax rate.

For the first nine months of 2019, net sales were $7,609 million, down 4.4% from $7,956 million in the first nine months of 2018.  Net income in the first nine months of 2019 was $526 million, or $2.54 per diluted share, compared with $701 million, or $3.34 per diluted share, in the first nine months of 2018.  Adj. net earnings per share in the first nine months of 2019 were $2.95, down from $3.28 in the first nine months of 2018.  Adj. net earnings in the first nine months of 2019 excluded net non-comparable items of $0.41 per diluted share.  Adj. net earnings in the first nine months of 2018 excluded net non-comparable items of $(0.06) per diluted share. These items are listed in the table above, which is provided by the company for comparison with other results and the most directly comparable U.S. GAAP measures. The depreciation of certain foreign currencies against the U.S. dollar decreased net sales by approximately $299 million and decreased net earnings by approximately $0.12 per diluted share in the first nine months of 2019 compared with the first nine months of 2018. The impact of the divestiture of the thermostat product line decreased net sales by $59 million in the first nine months of 2019 compared with the first nine months of 2018.  The decline in net earnings and adj. net earnings is primarily due to the impact of lower revenue, the increased cost from tariffs, supplier cost reductions not keeping pace with normal customer price deflation and a year-over-year increase in the company's tax rate.

Net cash provided by operating activities was $824 million in the first nine months of 2019 compared with $556 million in the first nine months of 2018.  Investments in capital expenditures, including tooling outlays, totaled $346 million in the first nine months of 2019, compared with $394 million in the first nine months of 2018. Balance sheet debt decreased $39 million, and cash and restricted cash increased by $177 million at the end of third quarter 2019 compared with the end of 2018.

Engine Segment Results: Engine segment net sales were $1,514 million in the third quarter 2019 compared with $1,516 million in third quarter 2018.  Excluding the impact of foreign currencies and the divestiture of the thermostat product line, net sales were up 4.6% from the prior year.  Adj. earnings before interest, income taxes and non-controlling interest ("Adj. EBIT") were $241 million in the third quarter of 2019.  Excluding the impact of foreign currencies and the divestiture of the thermostat product line, Adj. EBIT was $245 million, up 3.4% from the third quarter of 2018.  The increase in Adj. EBIT was primarily due to impact of higher revenue excluding the impact of weaker currencies and the net impact of acquisitions and divestitures.

Drivetrain Segment Results: Drivetrain segment net sales were $993 million in the third quarter 2019 compared with $976 million in the third quarter 2018.  Excluding the impact of foreign currencies, net sales were up 4.2% from the prior year.  Adj. EBIT was $100 million in tje third quarter 2019.  Excluding the impact of foreign currencies, Adj. EBIT was $103 million, down 4.6% from the third quarter 2018.  The decline in Adj. EBIT was primarily due to higher research and development spending and startup costs for launches.

Full Year 2019 Guidance: The company has updated its 2019 full year guidance.  Net sales are expected to be in the range of $9.95 billion to $10.1 billion. This implies year-over-year organic sales change of down 1.0% to flat. The company expects its blended light-vehicle market to decline in the range of 4.0% to 4.5% in 2019.  Global light vehicle production expectations remain volatile, particularly in China.  Foreign currencies are expected to result in a year-over-year decrease in sales of $375 million, primarily due to the depreciation of the Euro, Chinese Renminbi and Korean Won against the U.S. dollar. The divestiture of the thermostat product line will decrease year-over-year sales by approximately $90 million. Excluding the impact of non-comparable items, adj. operating margin is expected to be in the range of 11.7% to 12.0%.  Excluding the impact of non-comparable items, adj. net earnings are expected to be within a range of $3.85 to $4.00 per diluted share.  Full-year free cash flow is expected to be in the range of $550 million to $600 million.

At 9:30 a.m. ET today, a brief conference call concerning third quarter 2019 results and guidance will be webcast at: http://www.borgwarner.com/en/Investors/default.aspx.

BorgWarner Inc. (BWA) is a global product leader in clean and efficient technology solutions for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles.  With manufacturing and technical facilities in 67 locations in 19 countries, the company employs approximately 30,000 worldwide. For more information, please visit borgwarner.com.

Statements in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements as contemplated by the 1995 Private Securities Litigation Reform Act that are based on management's current outlook, expectations, estimates and projections. Words such as "anticipates," "believes," "continues," "could," "designed," "effect," "estimates," "evaluates," "expects," "forecasts," "goal," "guidance," "initiative," "intends," "may," "outlook," "plans," "potential," "predicts," "project," "pursue," "seek," "should," "target," "when," "will," "would," and variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of performance, and the Company's actual results may differ materially from those expressed, projected or implied in or by the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties, among others, include: our dependence on automotive and truck production, both of which are highly cyclical; our reliance on major OEM customers; commodities availability and pricing; supply disruptions; fluctuations in interest rates and foreign currency exchange rates; availability of credit; our dependence on key management; our dependence on information systems; the uncertainty of the global economic environment; the outcome of existing or any future legal proceedings, including litigation with respect to various claims; future changes in laws and regulations, including, by way of example, tariffs, in the countries in which we operate; and other risks noted in reports that we file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Risk Factors in our most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K. We do not undertake any obligation to update or announce publicly any updates to or revision to any of the forward-looking statements in this press release to reflect any change in our expectations or any change in events, conditions, circumstances, or assumptions underlying the statements.

 

BorgWarner Inc.








Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited)





(millions, except per share amounts)








Three Months Ended
September 30,


Nine Months Ended
September 30,


2019


2018


2019


2018

Net sales

$

2,492



$

2,478



$

7,609



$

7,956


Cost of sales

1,968



1,963



6,053



6,270


Gross profit

524



515



1,556



1,686










Selling, general and administrative expenses

230



230



668



720


Other expense, net

18



7



63



42


Operating income

276



278



825



924










Equity in affiliates' earnings, net of tax

(7)



(15)



(25)



(38)


Interest income

(4)



(1)



(9)



(4)


Interest expense

15



14



43



45


Other postretirement (income) expense

(1)



(3)



26



(8)


Earnings before income taxes and noncontrolling interest

273



283



790



929










Provision for income taxes

66



67



230



192


Net earnings

207



216



560



737










Net earnings attributable to the noncontrolling interest, net of tax

13



12



34



36


Net earnings attributable to BorgWarner Inc.

$

194



$

204



$

526



$

701


















Earnings per share — diluted

$

0.94



$

0.98



$

2.54



$

3.34










Weighted average shares outstanding — diluted

206.3



208.7



206.8



209.8










Supplemental Information (Unaudited)








(millions of dollars)









Three Months Ended
September 30,


Nine Months Ended
September 30,


2019


2018


2019


2018

Capital expenditures, including tooling outlays

$

102



$

125



$

346



$

394










Depreciation and amortization

$

110



$

108



$

324



$

326



BorgWarner Inc.








Net Sales by Reporting Segment (Unaudited)








(millions of dollars)

















Three Months Ended
September 30,


Nine Months Ended

September 30,


2019


2018


2019


2018

Engine

$

1,514



$

1,516



$

4,681



$

4,906


Drivetrain

993



$

976



2,973



3,093


Inter-segment eliminations

(15)



(14)



(45)



(43)


Net sales

$

2,492



$

2,478



$

7,609



$

7,956


 

 

BorgWarner Inc.








Adjusted Earnings Before Interest, Income Taxes and Noncontrolling Interest ("Adj. EBIT") (Unaudited)





(millions of dollars)

















Three Months Ended
September 30,


Nine Months Ended
September 30,


2019


2018


2019


2018

Engine

$

241



$

238



$

731



$

797


Drivetrain

100



108



307



345


Adj. EBIT

341



346



1,038



1,142


Restructuring expense

14



5



41



44


Merger, acquisition and divestiture expense

4



2



10



5


Other expense (income)



2



14



(3)


Officer stock awards modification



6



2



2


Corporate, including stock-based compensation

47



53



146



170


Equity in affiliates' earnings, net of tax

(7)



(15)



(25)



(38)


Interest income

(4)



(1)



(9)



(4)


Interest expense

15



14



43



45


Other postretirement (income) expense

(1)



(3)



26



(8)


Earnings before income taxes and noncontrolling interest

273



283



790



929


Provision for income taxes

66



67



230



192


Net earnings

207



216



560



737


Net earnings attributable to the noncontrolling interest, net of tax

13



12



34



36


Net earnings attributable to BorgWarner Inc.

$

194



$

204



$

526



$

701


 

 

BorgWarner Inc.




Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited)

(millions of dollars)









September 30,
2019


December 31,
2018

Assets




Cash

$

916



$

739


Receivables, net

1,983



1,988


Inventories, net

810



781


Prepayments and other current assets

278



250


Assets held for sale



47


Total current assets

3,987



3,805






Property, plant and equipment, net

2,812



2,904


Other non-current assets

3,400



3,386


Total assets

$

10,199



$

10,095






Liabilities and Equity




Notes payable and other short-term debt

$

419



$

173


Accounts payable and accrued expenses

2,048



2,144


Income taxes payable

58



59


Liabilities held for sale



23


Total current liabilities

2,525



2,399






Long-term debt

1,656



1,941


Other non-current liabilities

1,440



1,410






Total BorgWarner Inc. stockholders' equity

4,457



4,226


Noncontrolling interest

121



119


Total equity

4,578



4,345


Total liabilities and equity

$

10,199



$

10,095


 

 

BorgWarner Inc.




Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)

(millions of dollars)









Nine Months Ended
September 30,


2019


2018

Operating




Net earnings

$

560



$

737


Depreciation and amortization

324



326


Stock-based compensation expense

30



38


Restructuring expense, net of cash paid

14



35


Pension settlement loss

26




Deferred income tax provision (benefit)

28



(37)


Tax reform adjustments to provision for income taxes

16




Equity in affiliates' earnings, net of dividends received, and other

9



(22)


Net earnings adjusted for non-cash charges to operations

1,007



1,077


Changes in assets and liabilities

(183)



(521)


Net cash provided by operating activities

824



556






Investing




Capital expenditures, including tooling outlays

(346)



(394)


Payments for business acquired

(10)




Proceeds from sale of business, net of cash divested

24




Payments for investments in equity securities

(52)



(4)


Proceeds from asset disposals and other

4



5


Net cash used in investing activities

(380)



(393)






Financing




Net decrease in notes payable



(30)


Additions to long-term debt, net of debt issuance costs

45



20


Repayments of long-term debt, including current portion

(54)



(15)


Payments for purchase of treasury stock

(100)



(150)


Payments for stock-based compensation items

(15)



(15)


Contributions from noncontrolling interest stockholders

4




Dividends paid to BorgWarner stockholders

(105)



(106)


Dividends paid to noncontrolling stockholders

(23)



(27)


Net cash used in financing activities

(248)



(323)






Effect of exchange rate changes on cash

(19)



(23)


Net increase (decrease) in cash

177



(183)






Cash and restricted cash at beginning of year

739



545


Cash and restricted cash at end of period

$

916



$

362


 

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release contains information about BorgWarner's financial results which is not presented in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("GAAP"). Such non-GAAP financial measures are reconciled to their closest GAAP financial measures below and in the Financial Results table above. The provision of these comparable GAAP financial measures for 2019 is not intended to indicate that BorgWarner is explicitly or implicitly providing projections on those GAAP financial measures, and actual results for such measures are likely to vary from those presented. The reconciliations include all information reasonably available to the company at the date of this press release and the adjustments that management can reasonably predict.

Management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures are useful to management, investors, and banking institutions in their analysis of the Company's business and operating performance. Management also uses this information for operational planning and decision-making purposes.

Non-GAAP financial measures are not and should not be considered a substitute for any GAAP measure. Additionally, because not all companies use identical calculations, the non-GAAP financial measures as presented by BorgWarner may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies.

Adjusted Operating Income and Adjusted Earnings Per Share

The Company defines adjusted operating income as operating income adjusted to eliminate the impact of restructuring expense, merger, acquisition and divestiture expense, other net expenses, discontinued operations, and other gains and losses not reflective of the Company's ongoing operations. The Company defines adjusted earnings per diluted share as earnings per diluted share adjusted for the items above and related tax effects.

Adjusted Operating Income









Three Months Ended
September 30,


Nine Months Ended
September 30,


2019


2018


2019


2018

Net sales

$

2,492



$

2,478



$

7,609



$

7,956










Gross profit

524



515



1,556



1,686


Gross margin

21.0

%


20.8

%


20.4

%


21.2

%









Operating income

$

276



$

278



$

825



$

924


Operating margin

11.1

%


11.2

%


10.8

%


11.6

%









Non-comparable items:








Restructuring and other expense

$

14



$

7



$

41



$

44


Merger, acquisition and divestiture expense

4



2



10



5


Officer stock awards modification



6



2



2


Loss on arbitration





14




Gain on commercial settlement







(3)


Adjusted operating income

$

294



$

293



$

892



$

972


Adjusted operating margin

11.8

%


11.8

%


11.7

%


12.2

%

 

 

Adjusted Operating Income Guidance Reconciliation





Full-Year 2019 Guidance


Low


High

Net Sales

$

9,950



$

10,100






Operating Income

1,089



1,144


Operating Margin

10.9

%


11.3

%





Non-comparable items:




Restructuring and other expense

$

50



$

40


Merger, acquisition and divestiture expense

10



10


Officer stock awards modification

2



2


Loss on arbitration

14



14


Adjusted Operating Income

$

1,165



$

1,210


Adjusted Operating Margin

11.7

%


12.0

%

 

Adjusted Earnings Per Diluted Share Guidance Reconciliation





Full-Year 2019 Guidance


Low


High

Earnings per Diluted Share

$

3.40



$

3.59






Non-comparable items:




Restructuring expense

0.18



0.14


Merger, acquisition and divestiture expense

0.05



0.05


Officer stock awards modification

0.01



0.01


Loss on arbitration

0.07



0.07


Pension settlement loss

0.10



0.10


Tax adjustments

0.04



0.04






Adjusted Earnings per Diluted Share

$

3.85



$

4.00


 

Free Cash Flow

The Company defines free cash flow as net cash provided by operating activities minus capital expenditures and it is useful to both management and investors in evaluating the Company's ability to service and repay its debt.

Free Cash Flow Outlook Reconciliation


Full-Year 2019 Guidance


Low


High

Cash provided by operating activities

$

1,150



$

1,150


Capital expenditures

(600)



(550)


Free cash flow

$

550



$

600


Key Definitions

The terms below are commonly used by management and investors in assessing ongoing financial performance.

Organic Revenue Change: Revenue change year over year excluding the estimated impact of FX and net M&A.

Market: The estimated change in light vehicle production weighted for BorgWarner's geographic exposure.

Outgrowth: BorgWarner's "Organic Revenue Change" vs. "Market".

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