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Curtiss-Wright Reports Third Quarter 2020 Financial Results

·14 min read

Q3 Results Reflect Strong Defense Market Sales Growth and Benefits of Cost Containment Actions

Board of Directors Grants New $200 Million Share Repurchase Authorization

Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) reports financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2020.

Third Quarter 2020 Highlights:

  • Reported diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.55, with Adjusted diluted EPS of $1.85;

  • Net sales of $572 million, down 7%, with defense market sales up 11%;

  • Reported operating income of $85 million, with Reported operating margin of 14.8%;

  • Adjusted operating income of $100 million, down 7%;

  • Adjusted operating margin of 17.4%, flat compared to the prior year, as benefits of our cost containment and restructuring initiatives partially offset reduced commercial markets sales;

  • Reported free cash flow (FCF) of $49 million, with Adjusted FCF of $55 million; Year-to-date Adjusted FCF of $138 million, up 12%; and

  • Share repurchases of approximately $13 million.

"We generated solid third quarter Adjusted diluted EPS of $1.85 led by stronger than expected sales growth in our defense markets of 11%," said David C. Adams, Chairman and CEO of Curtiss-Wright Corporation. "In addition, all three segments demonstrated sequential quarterly improvement in sales, operating income and operating margin, and also benefitted from the savings generated by our ongoing cost containment and restructuring initiatives. We remain on track to achieve our full-year 2020 guidance."

Updated Full-Year 2020 Adjusted Guidance (compared to Full-Year 2019 Adjusted Actuals):

  • Narrowed overall sales guidance by raising bottom end of range to down 4% to 5% (previously down 4% to 6%); Increased defense markets sales growth range to up 11% to 13% (previously up 8% to 10%);

  • Increased Adjusted operating margin by 10 basis points to new range of 16.1% to 16.3% (previously 16.0% to 16.2%);

  • Narrowed Adjusted diluted EPS guidance to new range of $6.70 to $6.85 (previously $6.60 to $6.85);

  • Maintained Adjusted FCF guidance range of $350 to $380 million, with Adjusted FCF conversion of approximately 130%; and

  • Updated guidance does not include the recently announced acquisition of Pacific Star Communications, Inc. (PacStar), a leading provider of advanced tactical communications solutions for battlefield network management, which is anticipated to close in the fourth quarter.

Mr. Adams continued, "Looking ahead to the remainder of 2020, we expect continued overall sales growth in our defense markets, which remain strong, and savings generated by our restructuring actions to drive sequential improvement in operating margin, diluted EPS and free cash flow."

"We continue to leverage our strong and healthy balance sheet to implement our balanced capital allocation strategy. Last month, we announced our decision to acquire PacStar and today we are pleased to announce the authorization of an additional $200 million in share repurchases. In addition, as part of our previously announced 2020 restructuring actions, we have elected to discontinue our build-to-print actuation contract supporting the Boeing 737 MAX program at the conclusion of this year. Phasing out this historically low-margin and commodity-type business will lessen the Company’s overall exposure to the commercial aerospace market. Collectively, these actions are expected to aid our efforts to drive long-term profitable growth and deliver significant value for our shareholders."

Company Announces New $200 Million Share Repurchase Authorization:

  • Curtiss-Wright’s Board of Directors has authorized an additional $200 million for future share repurchases, increasing total available authorization to $250 million, which is immediately available for opportunistic share repurchases;

  • Of this authorization, the Company intends to repurchase a minimum of $50 million in opportunistic share repurchases in the fourth quarter of 2020;

  • The Company remains on track to complete its existing $50 million 10b5-1 share repurchase program authorized for 2020 by the end of the year, and had previously completed a $100 million opportunistic share repurchase program executed in March 2020; and

  • Beginning in January 2021, the Company expects to repurchase $50 million additional shares via a 10b5-1 program throughout 2021, which is expected to more than offset potential dilution from compensation plans.

Third Quarter 2020 Operating Results

(In millions)

Q3-2020

Q3-2019

Change

Sales

$

571.6

$

614.9

(7%)

Reported operating income

$

84.6

$

105.6

(20%)

Adjustments (1)

15.3

1.6

Adjusted operating income (1)

$

99.9

$

107.2

(7%)

Adjusted operating margin (1)

17.4

%

17.4

%

0 bps

(1)

Adjusted results exclude $11 million in restructuring costs, and one-time inventory step-up, backlog amortization and transaction costs for acquisitions.

  • Sales of $572 million, down $43 million, or 7%;

  • Sales to the defense markets increased 11%, 6% of which was organic, led by strong growth in aerospace and naval defense, while sales to the commercial markets decreased 22%, due to reduced demand in the commercial aerospace, general industrial and power generation markets. Please refer to the accompanying tables for an overall breakdown of sales by end market;

  • Adjusted operating income was $100 million, down 7%, reflecting unfavorable overhead absorption on lower revenues in the Commercial/Industrial segment, partially offset by increased profitability in the Power segment;

  • Adjusted operating margin was flat at 17.4%, reflecting the benefits of our company-wide restructuring and cost containment actions; and

  • Non-segment expenses of $8 million increased by $1 million, or 10%, compared to the prior year, primarily due to higher corporate costs.

Net Earnings and Diluted EPS

(In millions, except EPS)

Q3-2020

Q3-2019

Change

Reported net earnings

$

64.6

$

82.5

(22%)

Adjustments, net of tax (1)

12.8

1.3

Adjusted net earnings (1)

$

77.4

$

83.8

(8%)

Reported diluted EPS

$

1.55

$

1.92

(19%)

Adjustments, net of tax (1)

0.30

0.03

Adjusted diluted EPS (1)

$

1.85

$

1.95

(5%)

(1)

Adjusted results exclude restructuring costs and one-time inventory step-up, backlog amortization and transaction costs for acquisitions.

  • Reported net earnings of $65 million, down 22% from the prior year, reflecting lower segment operating income and higher interest expense;

  • Reported diluted EPS of $1.55, down 19% from the prior year, reflecting lower net earnings, partially offset by a lower share count;

  • Adjusted net earnings of $77 million, down 8%;

  • Adjusted diluted EPS of $1.85, down 5%; and

  • Effective tax rate of 20.2% decreased slightly compared to the prior year quarter.

Free Cash Flow

(In millions)

Q3-2020

Q3-2019

Change

Net cash provided by operating activities

$

56.0

$

118.6

(53

%)

Capital expenditures

(7.0

)

(16.4

)

57

%

Reported free cash flow

$

49.0

$

102.2

(52

%)

Adjustment to capital expenditures (DRG facility investment) (1)

0.4

4.8

(92

%)

Restructuring (1)

5.9

-

-

Adjusted free cash flow (1)

$

55.3

$

107.0

(48

%)

(1)

Adjusted free cash flow excludes a capital investment related to the new, state-of-the-art naval facility principally for DRG which impacted both periods, and the cash impact from restructuring in the current period.

  • Reported free cash flow was $49 million, a decrease of $53 million compared to the prior year, principally driven by lower cash earnings and lower collections, partially offset by a reduction in capital expenditures;

  • Capital expenditures decreased $9 million to $7 million compared to the prior year, primarily due to lower capital investments within the Power segment; and

  • Adjusted free cash flow was $55 million in the third quarter.

New Orders and Backlog

  • New orders of $559 million decreased 14% compared with the prior year period, as strong growth in embedded computing and valves products serving the defense markets was more than offset by reduced demand across the commercial markets; Order activity within our commercial and industrial markets continued to demonstrate solid monthly improvement compared with the lows experienced in May; and

  • Backlog of $2.2 billion increased 1% from December 31, 2019.

Share Repurchase and Dividends

  • During the third quarter, the Company repurchased 133,673 shares of its common stock for approximately $13 million;

  • Year-to-date, the Company repurchased 1.37 million shares for approximately $138 million, which included a $100 million opportunistic share repurchase program executed in March; and

  • The Company also declared a quarterly dividend of $0.17 a share, unchanged from the previous quarter.

Third Quarter 2020 Segment Performance

Commercial/Industrial

(In millions)

Q3-2020

Q3-2019

Change

Sales

$

222.5

$

279.0

(20%)

Reported operating income

$

24.8

$

43.6

(43%)

Adjustments (1)

7.7

-

Adjusted operating income (1)

$

32.5

$

43.6

(25%)

Adjusted operating margin (1)

14.6

%

15.6

%

(100 bps)

(1)

Adjusted results exclude restructuring costs and one-time backlog amortization and transaction costs for acquisitions.

  • Sales of $223 million, down $56 million, or 20%;

  • Higher aerospace defense revenues reflect increased sales of actuation and sensors equipment on various fighter jet programs;

  • Lower commercial aerospace market revenues reflect reduced OEM sales of actuation and sensors equipment, as well as surface treatment services;

  • General industrial market revenue declines reflect reduced year-over-year sales for industrial vehicle, valve and controls products, as well as surface treatment services;

  • Reported operating income was $25 million, with Reported operating margin of 11.2%; and

  • Adjusted operating income was $33 million, while Adjusted operating margin decreased 100 basis points to 14.6%, principally reflecting unfavorable absorption on lower commercial sales partially offset by the benefits of our cost containment and restructuring initiatives.

Defense

(In millions)

Q3-2020

Q3-2019

Change

Sales

$

180.3

$

160.4

12%

Reported operating income

$

41.6

$

40.2

3%

Adjustments (1)

3.6

0.7

Adjusted operating income (1)

$

45.2

$

40.9

11%

Adjusted operating margin (1)

25.0

%

25.4

%

(40 bps)

(1)

Adjusted results exclude restructuring costs and one-time backlog amortization and transaction costs for acquisitions.

  • Sales of $180 million, up $20 million, or 12%;

  • Higher aerospace defense market revenues were principally driven by increased sales of embedded computing equipment on various programs, most notably on Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) platforms;

  • Strong naval defense market revenue growth reflected timing of production of valves on submarine and aircraft carrier programs, as well as the contribution from the 901D acquisition;

  • Reduced ground defense market revenues reflect lower sales on international tank platforms;

  • Reported operating income was $42 million, with Reported operating margin of 23.0%; and

  • Adjusted operating income was $45 million, up 11% from the prior year, while Adjusted operating margin decreased 40 basis points to 25.0%, reflecting unfavorable mix on strong sales of our defense electronics products, mainly offset by the contribution from acquisitions and the benefits of our cost containment actions.

Power

(In millions)

Q3-2020

Q3-2019

Change

Sales

$

168.8

$

175.5

(4

%)

Reported operating income

$

26.0

$

28.8

(10

%)

Adjustments (1)

3.9

1.0

Adjusted operating income (1)

$

29.9

$

29.8

0

%

Adjusted operating margin (1)

17.7

%

17.0

%

70 bps

(1)

Adjusted results exclude restructuring costs and one-time transition and IT security costs associated with the relocation of our DRG business.

  • Sales of $169 million, down $7 million, or 4%;

  • Naval defense market revenues increased slightly, as higher Columbia class submarine production revenues were mainly offset by lower service center sales;

  • Reduced power generation market sales principally reflect lower domestic and international aftermarket revenues, partially offset by increased revenues on the CAP1000 program;

  • Reported operating income was $26 million, with Reported operating margin of 15.4%; and

  • Adjusted operating income was $30 million, flat compared to the prior year, while Adjusted operating margin increased 70 basis points to 17.7%, principally driven by the benefits of our cost containment and restructuring initiatives.

**********

A more detailed breakdown of the Company’s 2020 financial guidance by segment and by market, as well as all reconciliations of Reported GAAP amounts to Adjusted non-GAAP amounts can be found in the accompanying schedules.

Conference Call & Webcast Information

The Company will host a conference call to discuss its third quarter financial results and business outlook at 10:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, October 29, 2020. A live webcast of the call and the accompanying financial presentation, as well as a replay of the call, will be made available on the internet by visiting the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website at www.curtisswright.com.

CURTISS-WRIGHT CORPORATION and SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS (UNAUDITED)

($'s in thousands, except per share data)

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

September 30,

Change

September 30,

Change

2020

2019

$

%

2020

2019

$

%

Product sales

$

493,398

$

516,760

$

(23,362)

(5

%)

$

1,457,772

$

1,520,612

$

(62,840)

(4

%)

Service sales

78,216

98,120

(19,904)

(20

%)

265,120

311,578

(46,458)

(15

%)

Total net sales

571,614

614,880

(43,266)

(7

%)

1,722,892

1,832,190

(109,298)

(6

%)

Cost of product sales

305,921

331,793

(25,872)

(8

%)

945,886

986,475

(40,589)

(4

%)

Cost of service sales

52,872

57,011

(4,139)

(7

%)

177,580

192,722

(15,142)

(8

%)

Total cost of sales

358,793

388,804

(30,011)

(8

%)

1,123,466

1,179,197

(55,731)

(5

%)

Gross profit

212,821

226,076

(13,255)

(6

%)

599,426

652,993

(53,567)

(8

%)

Research and development expenses

17,587

18,362

(775)

(4

%)

54,163

54,503

(340)

(1

%)

Selling expenses

24,869

28,133

(3,264)

(12

%)

81,650

90,303

(8,653)

(10

%)

General and administrative expenses

77,251

74,012

3,239

4

%

230,515

224,888

5,627

3

%

Restructuring expenses

8,541

8,541

NM

20,730

20,730

NM

Operating income

84,573

105,569

(20,996)

(20

%)

212,368

283,299

(70,931)

(25

%)

Interest expense

9,055

7,951

1,104

14

%

25,059

23,183

1,876

8

%

Other income, net

5,417

6,355

(938)

(15

%)

6,844

17,704

(10,860)

(61

%)

Earnings before income taxes

80,935

103,973

(23,038)

(22

%)

194,153

277,820

(83,667)

(30

%)

Provision for income taxes

(16,315)

(21,463)

5,148

(24

%)

(46,754)

(59,645)

12,891

(22

%)

Net earnings

$

64,620

$

82,510

$

(17,890)

(22

%)

$

147,399

$

218,175

$

(70,776)

(32

%)

Net earnings per share:

Basic earnings per share

$

1.56

$

1.93

$

3.52

$

5.10

Diluted earnings per share

$

1.55

$

1.92

$

3.49

$

5.07

Dividends per share

$

0.17

$

0.17

$

0.51

$

0.49

Weighted average shares outstanding:

Basic

41,545

42,709

41,926

42,755

Diluted

41,797

42,995

42,190

43,025

NM - not meaningful

CURTISS-WRIGHT CORPORATION and SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (UNAUDITED)

($'s in thousands, except par value)

September 30,

December 31,

Change

2020

2019

%

Assets

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

426,821

$

391,033

9

%

Receivables, net

634,944

632,194

%

Inventories, net

460,585

424,835

8

%

Other current assets

58,403

81,729

(29)

%

Total current assets

1,580,753

1,529,791

3

%

Property, plant, and equipment, net

379,859

385,593

(1)

%

Goodwill

1,207,881

1,166,680

4

%

Other intangible assets, net

476,864

479,907

(1)

%

Operating lease right-of-use assets, net

152,987

165,490

(8)

%

Prepaid pension asset

131,631

NM

Other assets

29,805

36,800

(19)

%

Total assets

$

3,959,780

$

3,764,261

5

%

Liabilities

Current liabilities:

Accounts payable

158,020

222,000

(29)

%

Accrued expenses

136,965

164,744

(17)

%

Income taxes payable

5,711

7,670

(26)

%

Deferred revenue

267,504

276,115

(3)

%

Other current liabilities

97,634

74,202

32

%

Total current liabilities

665,834

744,731

(11)

%

Long-term debt

1,058,707

760,639

39

%

Deferred tax liabilities, net

94,720

80,159

18

%

Accrued pension and other postretirement benefit costs

91,745

138,635

(34)

%

Long-term operating lease liability

133,476

145,124

(8)

%

Long-term portion of environmental reserves

15,269

15,026

2

%

Other liabilities

100,566

105,575

(5)

%

Total liabilities

2,160,317

1,989,889

9

%

Stockholders' equity

Common stock, $1 par value

49,187

49,187

%

Additional paid in capital

121,797

116,070

5

%

Retained earnings

2,623,289

2,497,111

5

%

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(310,891)

(325,274)

4

%

Less: cost of treasury stock

(683,919)

(562,722)

(22)

%

Total stockholders' equity

1,799,463

1,774,372

1

%

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

3,959,780

$

3,764,261

5

%

NM - not meaningful

CURTISS-WRIGHT CORPORATION and SUBSIDIARIES

SEGMENT INFORMATION (UNAUDITED)

($'s in thousands)

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

September 30,

September 30,

Change

Change

2020

2019

%

2020

2019

%

Sales:

Commercial/Industrial

$

222,527

$

278,967

(20

%)

$

700,543

$

841,725

(17

%)

Defense

180,321

160,413

12

%

516,387

452,688

14

%

Power

168,766

175,500

(4

%)

505,962

537,777

(6

%)

Total sales

$

571,614

$

614,880

(7

%)

$

1,722,892

$

1,832,190

(6

%)

Operating income (expense):

Commercial/Industrial

$

24,838

$

43,641

(43

%)

$

74,191

$

130,222

(43

%)

Defense

41,550

40,241

3

%

98,126

93,580

5

%

Power

25,962

28,776

(10

%)

67,843

86,140

(21

%)

Total segments

$

92,350

$

112,658

(18

%)

$

240,160

$

309,942

(23

%)

Corporate and other

(7,777

)

(7,089

)

(10

%)

(27,792

)

(26,643

)

(4

%)

Total operating income

$

84,573

$

105,569

(20

%)

$

212,368

$

283,299

(25

%)

Operating margins:

Commercial/Industrial

11.2

%

15.6

%

(440 bps)

10.6

%

15.5

%

(490 bps)

Defense

23.0

%

25.1

%

(210 bps)

19.0

%

20.7

%

(170 bps)

Power

15.4

%

16.4

%

(100 bps)

13.4

%

16.0

%

(260 bps)

Total Curtiss-Wright

14.8

%

17.2

%

(240 bps)

12.3

%

15.5

%

(320 bps)

Segment margins

16.2

%

18.3

%

(210 bps)

13.9

%

16.9

%

(300 bps)

CURTISS-WRIGHT CORPORATION and SUBSIDIARIES

SALES BY END MARKET (UNAUDITED)

($'s in thousands)

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

September 30,

September 30,

Change

Change

2020

2019

%

2020

2019

%

Defense markets:

Aerospace

$

121,987

$

110,742

10

%

$

333,120

$

293,955

13

%

Ground

20,519

22,231

(8

%)

63,205

69,383

(9

%)

Naval

165,524

143,430

15

%

496,157

424,371

17

%

Total Defense

$

308,030

$

276,403

11

%

$

892,482

$

787,709

13

%

Commercial markets:

Aerospace

$

70,943

$

109,015

(35

%)

$

242,708

$

320,237

(24

%)

Power Generation

80,509

88,543

(9

%)

241,059

278,194

(13

%)

General Industrial

112,132

140,919

(20

%)

346,643

446,050

(22

%)

Total Commercial

$

263,584

$

338,477

(22

%)

$

830,410

$

1,044,481

(20

%)

Total Curtiss-Wright

$

571,614

$

614,880

(7

%)

$

1,722,892

$

1,832,190

(6

%)

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information (Unaudited)

The Corporation supplements its financial information determined under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) with certain non-GAAP financial information. Curtiss-Wright believes that these non-GAAP measures provide investors with additional insight into the Company’s ongoing business performance. These non-GAAP measures should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the related GAAP measures, and other companies may define such measures differently. Curtiss-Wright encourages investors to review its financial statements and publicly-filed reports in their entirety and not to rely on any single financial measure.

The Company’s presentation of its financials and guidance includes an Adjusted (non-GAAP) view that excludes significant restructuring costs in 2020 associated with its operations, including one-time actions taken in response to COVID-19, a non-cash impairment of capitalized development costs related to a commercial aerospace program, first year purchase accounting costs associated with its acquisitions, as well as one-time transition and IT security costs, and capital investments, specifically associated with the relocation of the DRG business in the Power segment. Transition costs include relocation of employees and equipment as well as overlapping facility and labor costs associated with the relocation. We believe this Adjusted view will provide improved transparency to the investment community in order to better measure Curtiss-Wright’s ongoing operating and financial performance and better comparisons of our key financial metrics to our peers. Reconciliations of "Reported" GAAP amounts to "Adjusted" non-GAAP amounts are furnished within this release.

The following definitions are provided:

Adjusted Operating Income, Operating Margin, Net Earnings and Diluted EPS

These Adjusted financials are defined as Reported Operating Income, Operating Margin, Net Earnings and Diluted Earnings per Share (EPS) under GAAP excluding: (i) the impact of first year purchase accounting costs associated with acquisitions for current and prior year periods, specifically one-time inventory step-up, backlog amortization and transaction costs; (ii) one-time transition and IT security costs associated with the relocation of a business in the current year period; (iii) the non-cash impairment of capitalized development costs related to a commercial aerospace program; and (iv) significant restructuring costs in 2020 associated with its operations.

Organic Sales and Organic Operating Income

The Corporation discloses organic sales and organic operating income because the Corporation believes it provides investors with insight as to the Company’s ongoing business performance. Organic sales and organic operating income are defined as sales and operating income excluding the impact of restructuring costs, foreign currency fluctuations and contributions from acquisitions made during the last twelve months.

Three Months Ended

September 30,

2020 vs. 2019

Commercial/Industrial

Defense

Power

Total Curtiss-Wright

Sales

Operating
income

Sales

Operating
income

Sales

Operating
income

Sales

Operating
income

Organic

(22

%)

(28

%)

3

%

2

%

(4

%)

3

%

(10

%)

(11

%)

Acquisitions

1

%

0

%

8

%

2

%

0

%

0

%

3

%

1

%

Restructuring

0

%

(15

%)

0

%

(1

%)

0

%

(13

%)

0

%

(10

%)

Foreign Currency

1

%

0

%

1

%

0

%

0

%

0

%

0

%

0

%

Total

(20

%)

(43

%)

12

%

3

%

(4

%)

(10

%)

(7

%)

(20

%)

Nine Months Ended

September 30,

2020 vs. 2019

Commercial/Industrial

Defense

Power

Total Curtiss-Wright

Sales

Operating
income

Sales

Operating
income

Sales

Operating
income

Sales

Operating
income

Organic

(18

%)

(33

%)

5

%

6

%

(6

%)

(8

%)

(9

%)

(16

%)

Acquisitions

1

%

0

%

9

%

0

%

0

%

0

%

3

%

0

%

Restructuring

0

%

(11

%)

0

%

(2

%)

0

%

(13

%)

0

%

(10

%)

Foreign Currency

0

%

1

%

0

%

1

%

0

%

0

%

0

%

1

%

Total

(17

%)

(43

%)

14

%

5

%

(6

%)

(21

%)

(6

%)

(25

%)

Free Cash Flow and Free Cash Flow Conversion

The Corporation discloses free cash flow because it measures cash flow available for investing and financing activities. Free cash flow represents cash available to repay outstanding debt, invest in the business, acquire businesses, return capital to shareholders and make other strategic investments. Free cash flow is defined as cash flow provided by operating activities less capital expenditures. Adjusted free cash flow excludes: (i) a capital investment in the Power segment related to the new, state-of-the-art naval facility principally for DRG; (ii) a voluntary contribution to the Company’s corporate defined benefit pension plan made in the first quarter of 2020; and (iii) the cash impact from restructuring in 2020. The Corporation discloses free cash flow conversion because it measures the proportion of net earnings converted into free cash flow and is defined as free cash flow divided by net earnings from continuing operations. Adjusted free cash flow conversion is defined as Adjusted free cash flow divided by Adjusted net earnings.

CURTISS-WRIGHT CORPORATION and SUBSIDIARIES

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL DATA (UNAUDITED)

($'s in thousands)

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

September 30,

September 30,

2020

2019

2020

2019

Net cash provided by operating activities

$

55,993

$

118,629

$

3,784

$

159,015

Capital expenditures

(7,017)

(16,448)

(36,341)

(49,919)

Free cash flow

$

48,976

$

102,181

$

(32,557)

$

109,096

Voluntary pension contribution

150,000

Adjustment to capital expenditures (DRG facility investment)

437

4,824

10,112

13,986

Restructuring

5,935

10,676

Adjusted free cash flow

$

55,348

$

107,005

$

138,231

$

123,082

Adjusted free cash flow conversion

71

%

130

%

73

%

56

%

CURTISS-WRIGHT CORPORATION

2020 Guidance

As of October 28, 2020

($'s in millions, except per share data)

2019
Reported (GAAP)

2019
Adjustments
(1) (Non
GAAP)

2019
Adjusted
(Non
GAAP)

2020
Reported Guidance
(GAAP)

2020
Restructuring
Adjustments (2)
(Non-GAAP)

2020
Other
Adjustments (2)
(Non-GAAP)

2020
Adjusted Guidance(3)(4)(5)
(Non-GAAP)

Low

High

Low

High

2020 Chg vs
2019
Adjusted

Sales:

Commercial/Industrial

$

1,138

$

-

$

1,138

$

945

$

965

$

-

$

-

$

945

$

965

Defense

626

2

628

690

700

-

-

690

700

Power

724

-

724

725

735

-

-

725

735

Total sales

$

2,488

$

2

$

2,490

$

2,360

$

2,400

$

-

$

-

$

2,360

$

2,400

(4 to 5%)

Operating income:

Commercial/Industrial

$

180

$

-

$

180

$

111

$

115

$

20

$

2

$

133

$

137

Defense

137

2

140

142

145

4

13

159

162

Power

122

4

126

112

114

11

3

126

128

Total segments

439

7

446

365

375

35

18

418

428

Corporate and other

(35

)

-

(35

)

(37

)

(38

)

-

-

(37

)

(38

)

Total operating income

$

404

$

7

$

411

$

328

$

337

$

35

$

18

$

381

$

390

(5 to 7%)

Interest expense

$

(31

)

$

-

$

(31

)

$

(35

)

$

(36

)

$

-

$

-

$

(35

)

$

(36

)

Other income, net

24

-

24

12

12

-

10

22

22

Earnings before income taxes

397

7

403

306

314

35

27

368

377

Provision for income taxes

(89

)

(2

)

(90

)

(72

)

(74

)

(8

)

(6

)

(87

)

(88

)

Net earnings

$

308

$

5

$

313

$

234

$

240

$

27

$

21

$

282

$

288

Diluted earnings per share

$

7.15

$

0.12

$

7.27

$

5.56

$

5.71

$

0.64

$

0.50

$

6.70

$

6.85

(6 to 8%)

Diluted shares outstanding

43.0

43.0

42.1

42.1

42.1

42.1

Effective tax rate

22.4

%

22.4

%

23.5

%

23.5

%

23.5

%

23.5

%

Operating margins:

Commercial/Industrial

15.8

%

-

15.8

%

11.7

%

12.0

%

+210 bps

+20 bps

14.0

%

14.2

%

(150 to 180 bps)

Defense

21.9

%

+40 bps

22.3

%

20.6

%

20.8

%

+60 bps

+190 bps

23.1

%

23.2

%

80 to 90 bps

Power

16.9

%

+50 bps

17.4

%

15.4

%

15.5

%

+150 bps

+40 bps

17.3

%

17.4

%

(0 to 10 bps)

Total operating margin

16.2

%

+30 bps

16.5

%

13.9

%

14.1

%

+150 bps

+70 bps

16.1

%

16.3

%

(20 to 40 bps)

Free cash flow (6)

$

352

$

19

$

371

$

167

$

197

$

20

$

163

$

350

$

380

Notes: Full year amounts may not add due to rounding. All financial information by reportable segment for the 2019 and reporting periods reflects the Corporation’s first quarter segment reorganization.

(1) 2019 Adjusted financials are defined as Reported Operating Income, Operating Margin, Net Income and Diluted EPS under GAAP excluding the impact of first year purchase accounting costs associated with acquisitions (Defense segment), specifically one-time backlog amortization and transaction costs, as well as one-time transition and IT security costs related to the relocation of the DRG business (Power Segment).

(2) Adjusted financials are defined as Reported Operating Income, Operating Margin, Net Income and Diluted EPS under GAAP excluding $35 million in restructuring costs, $11 million in first year purchase accounting costs, specifically one-time backlog amortization and transaction costs associated with acquisitions, $4 million non-cash impairment of capitalized development costs related to a commercial aerospace program, and $3 million in one-time transition and IT security costs related to the relocation of the DRG business, as well as a $10 million non-cash currency translation loss (within non-operating income) related to the liquidation of a foreign legal entity.

(3) Commercial/Industrial segment Adjusted guidance excludes $20 million in restructuring costs and $2 million in one-time backlog amortization and transaction costs associated with the acquisition of Dyna-Flo.

(4) Defense segment Adjusted guidance excludes $4 million in restructuring costs, $9 million in one-time backlog amortization and transaction costs associated with the acquisitions of 901D and IADS, and $4 million non-cash impairment of capitalized development costs related to a commercial aerospace program.

(5) Power segment Adjusted guidance excludes $11 million in restructuring costs and $3 million in one-time transition and IT security costs related to the relocation of the DRG business.

(6) Free Cash Flow is defined as cash flow from operations less capital expenditures. 2019 Adjusted Free Cash Flow excludes a $19 million capital investment in the Power segment related to construction of a new, state-of-the-art naval facility for the DRG business. Adjusted Free Cash Flow guidance excludes a $150 million voluntary contribution made in January to the Company’s corporate defined benefit pension plan, a $20 million cash impact from restructuring, and a $13 million capital investment related to the new, state-of-the-art naval facility principally for DRG.

CURTISS-WRIGHT CORPORATION

As of October 28, 2020

2020 % Change vs 2019

(Prior)

(Current)

Defense Markets

Aerospace

4 - 6%

8 - 10%

Ground

(5 - 7%)

(5 - 7%)

Navy

14 - 16%

17 - 19%

Total Defense

8 - 10%

11 - 13%

Commercial Markets

Commercial Aerospace

(19 - 21%)

(22 - 24%)

Power Generation

(3 - 5%)

(8 - 10%)

General Industrial

(18 - 20%)

(18 - 20%)

Total Commercial

(14 - 16%)

(16 - 18%)

Total Curtiss-Wright Sales

(4 - 6%)

(4 - 5%)

About Curtiss-Wright Corporation

Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) is a global innovative company that delivers highly engineered, critical function products and services to the commercial, industrial, defense and energy markets. Building on the heritage of Glenn Curtiss and the Wright brothers, Curtiss-Wright has a long tradition of providing reliable solutions through trusted customer relationships. The company employs approximately 8,300 people worldwide. For more information, visit www.curtisswright.com.

Certain statements made in this press release, including statements about future revenue, financial performance guidance, quarterly and annual revenue, net income, operating income growth, future business opportunities, cost saving initiatives, the successful integration of the Company’s acquisitions, future cash flow from operations, and potential impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended ("Securities Act"), Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended ("Exchange Act") and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements present management's expectations, beliefs, plans and objectives regarding future financial performance, and assumptions or judgments concerning such performance. Any discussions contained in this press release, except to the extent that they contain historical facts, are forward-looking and accordingly involve estimates, assumptions, judgments and uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: a reduction in anticipated orders; an economic downturn; changes in the competitive marketplace and/or customer requirements; a change in government spending; an inability to perform customer contracts at anticipated cost levels; the impact of a global pandemic or national epidemic, and other factors that generally affect the business of aerospace, defense contracting, electronics, marine, and industrial companies. Such factors are detailed in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019, and subsequent reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

This press release and additional information are available at www.curtisswright.com.

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Contacts

Jim Ryan
(704) 869-4621
Jim.Ryan@curtisswright.com