Carlisle Companies Incorporated CSL reported mixed first-quarter 2020 results, wherein earnings beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate, while revenues lagged the same.
The company’s adjusted earnings were $1.29 per share, beating the consensus estimate of $1.01. However, the bottom line declined 8.5% on a year-over-year basis on account of lower revenues.
Inside the Headlines
In the reported quarter, Carlisle’s revenues were $1,030.2 million, down 3.9% year over year. The decline was attributable to a 7% fall in organic revenues and a 0.3% adverse impact of foreign currency translation, partially offset by a 3.4% benefit from acquired assets.
The top line missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1,043 million.
Carlisle Companies Incorporated Price, Consensus and EPS Surprise
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The company reports results under four segments — Carlisle Construction Materials (“CCM”), Carlisle Interconnect Technologies (“CIT”), Carlisle Fluid Technologies (“CFT”), and Carlisle Brake & Friction (“CBF”). The quarterly segmental results are briefly discussed below.
Revenues from CCM totaled $676.4 million, increasing 0.8% year over year. It represented 65.7% of revenues. Organic revenues had a positive impact of 0.7% on revenues, backed by persistent strong demand for commercial roofing products and new products as well as architectural metals platform growth.
CIT revenues, representing 21.8% of total revenues, were $224.5 million, down 8.9% year over year. The decline was primarily attributable to a 19.7% decline in organic revenues on account of the softness in commercial aerospace markets and the coronavirus outbreak, partially offset by strength in the medical markets.
CFT revenues, representing 5.7% of total revenues, were $58.3 million, down 7.6% year over year, reflecting negative impacts of the coronavirus outbreak. In the first quarter, organic revenues declined 18.8% on account of lower sales volume, particularly in the general industrial and automotive sectors.
CBF revenues were $71 million, decreasing 22.2% year over year. It represented 6.8% of revenues. Organic revenues in the quarter declined 20.8%. Also, coronavirus outbreak-related issues and unfavorable movements in foreign currencies had an adverse impact.
Operating Margin Details
In the reported quarter, Carlisle’s cost of sales declined 4% to $751.8 million. It represented 73% of net sales compared with 73.1% a year ago.
Selling and administrative expenses decreased 1.4% to $161.9 million. It represented 15.7% of net sales compared with 15.3% in the year-ago quarter. R&D expenses totaled $14.4 million, flat year over year.
Operating profit was $102.7 million, down 10.5% year over year, while margin contracted 70 basis points to 10%. Margin was adversely impacted by lower sales volumes, wage inflation and higher raw material costs. These were partially offset by benefits from Carlisle Operating System, price realizations and lower expenses.
Balance Sheet and Cash Flow
Exiting the first quarter, Carlisle had cash and cash equivalents of $1,187.7 million compared with $351.2 million recorded as of Dec 31, 2019. Long-term debt was $2,577.3 million compared with $1,591.6 million at the end of 2019.
In the first three months of 2020, the company generated net cash of $53.2 million from operating activities compared with $109.8 million in the year-ago comparable period.
On uncertainties, regarding the impacts of the coronavirus outbreak on financial and operating results, Carlisle has now withdrawn its revenue guidance for 2020.
Zacks Rank & Stocks to Consider
The company currently carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).
Some better-ranked stocks are Tennant Company TNC, Broadwind Energy, Inc. BWEN and Acco Brands Corporation ACCO. While Tennant currently sports a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), Broadwind and Acco Brands carry a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy). You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here.
Tennant delivered a positive earnings surprise of 26.60%, on average, in the trailing four quarters.
Broadwind delivered a positive earnings surprise of 10.42%, on average, in the trailing four quarters.
Acco Brands delivered a positive earnings surprise of 19.04%, on average, in the trailing four quarters.
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