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Flowserve Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2021 Results; Issues 2022 Financial Guidance

·17 min read
  • Reported and Adjusted fourth quarter Earnings Per Share (EPS) of 13 cents and 45 cents, respectively

  • Full year 2021 Reported and Adjusted EPS of 96 cents and $1.38, respectively

  • Fourth quarter bookings increased 17.5% year-over-year to $969 million, driving full year 2021 bookings to $3.8 billion, up 10.6% year-over-year, on 1.07x book-to-bill

  • Year-end backlog of $2.0 billion was up 8.0% versus prior year, setting the foundation for expected revenue and EPS growth in 2022

  • Full year 2021 free cash flow conversion of 108% of adjusted earnings, marking the second consecutive year above 100%

  • Launching the Diversify, Decarbonize and Digitize growth strategy

DALLAS, February 23, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Flowserve Corporation (NYSE: FLS), a leading provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2021.

Fourth Quarter 2021 Highlights (all comparisons to the 2020 fourth quarter, unless otherwise noted)

  • Reported Earnings Per Share (EPS) of $0.13 and Adjusted EPS1 of $0.45

    • Reported EPS includes a net after-tax adjusted loss of $42.2 million, comprised primarily of early extinguishment of debt costs, below-the-line foreign exchange impacts and realignment expenses partially offset by certain discrete tax items

  • Total bookings were $969.1 million, up 17.5%, or 18.9% on a constant currency basis

    • Original equipment bookings were $468.9 million, or 48% of total bookings, up 15.9%, or 17.4% on a constant currency basis

    • Aftermarket bookings were $500.2 million, or 52% of total bookings, up 19.0%, or 20.2% on a constant currency basis

  • Sales were $919.5 million, down 6.7%, or 5.7% on a constant currency basis

    • Original equipment sales were $437.6 million, down 13.7%, or 12.7% on a constant currency basis

    • Aftermarket sales were $481.8 million, up 0.7%, or 1.8% on a constant currency basis

  • Reported gross and operating margins were 29.0% and 9.3%, respectively

    • Adjusted gross and operating margins2 were 29.2% and 9.3%, respectively

  • Backlog at December 31, 2021 was $2.0 billion, up 8.0% versus December 31, 2020

Full Year 2021 Highlights (all comparisons to full year 2020, unless otherwise noted)

  • Reported Earnings Per Share (EPS) of $0.96 and Adjusted EPS1 of $1.38

    • Reported EPS includes a net after-tax adjusted loss of $55.3 million, comprised primarily of early extinguishment of debt costs, below-the-line foreign exchange impacts and realignment expenses partially offset by certain discrete tax items

  • Total bookings were $3.77 billion, up 10.6%, or 8.8% on a constant currency basis

    • Original equipment bookings were $1.80 billion, or 48% of total bookings, up 10.9%, or 8.9% on a constant currency basis

    • Aftermarket bookings were $1.98 billion, or 52% of total bookings, up 10.4%, or 8.7% on a constant currency basis

  • Sales were $3.54 billion, down 5.0%, or 6.8% on a constant currency basis

    • Original equipment sales were $1.70 billion, down 10.3%, or 12.3% on a constant currency basis

    • Aftermarket sales were $1.84 billion, up 0.5%, or down 1.1% on a constant currency basis

  • Reported gross and operating margins were 29.6% and 7.6%, respectively

    • Adjusted gross and operating margins2 were 30.1% and 8.2%, respectively

"In the fourth quarter of 2021, Flowserve delivered our highest level of quarterly bookings since the beginning of the pandemic. We expect this momentum to continue based on the current market environment and believe Flowserve is well-positioned to capture the building growth opportunities that we see across our end markets," said Scott Rowe, Flowserve’s president and chief executive officer. "While our fourth quarter results and operations were impacted by the Omicron variant, including additional supply chain and logistics disruptions and labor availability headwinds that resulted in incremental revenue deferral and temporary margin deterioration, we ended the year with a solid $2 billion backlog, supporting our 2022 growth expectations."

Rowe concluded, "In addition to improved conditions in our traditional end-markets, Flowserve is setting the stage to accelerate new growth opportunities through our new 3D strategy, focused on Diversification, Decarbonization and Digitization. With this focus, we are targeting opportunities in less cyclical markets with higher growth potential, such as water, specialty chemical and general industries, while supporting our customers’ aspirations to decarbonize, lower operating costs and maximize energy efficiency. We are confident that our growth strategy, coupled with our improved cost structure and operating platform, provides Flowserve with a strong foundation to deliver value for all of our stakeholders."

2022 Guidance3
Flowserve is providing its Reported and Adjusted EPS guidance for 2022, as well as certain other financial metrics, as shown in the table below.

2022 Target Range

Revenue Growth

Up 7.0% to 9.0%

Reported Earnings Per Share

$1.65 - $1.85

Adjusted Earnings Per Share

$1.70 - $1.90

Net Interest Expense

$45 - $50 million

Adjusted Tax Rate

20% - 22%

Capital Expenditures

$70 - $80 million

Flowserve’s 2022 Adjusted EPS target range excludes expected adjusted items including realignment charges of approximately $10 million, as well as the potential impact of below-the-line foreign currency effects and certain other discrete items which may arise during the course of the year.

Fourth Quarter 2021 Results Conference Call
Flowserve will host its conference call with the financial community on Thursday, February 24th at 11:00 AM Eastern. Scott Rowe, president and chief executive officer, as well as other members of the management team will be presenting. The call can be accessed by shareholders and other interested parties at www.flowserve.com under the "Investor Relations" section.

1 See Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures table for detailed reconciliation of reported results to adjusted measures.
2 Adjusted gross and operating margins are calculated by dividing adjusted gross profit and adjusted operating income, respectively, by revenues. Adjusted gross profit and adjusted operating income are derived by excluding the adjusted items. See reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures table for detailed reconciliation.
3 Adjusted 2022 EPS excludes realignment expenses, the impact from other specific discrete items and below-the-line foreign currency effects and utilizes year-end 2021 FX rates and approximately 131 million fully diluted shares.
_ FX impact is calculated by comparing the difference between the actual average FX rates of 2021 and the year-end 2021 spot rates both as applied to our 2022 expectations, divided by the number of shares expected for 2022.

About Flowserve
Flowserve Corp. is one of the world’s leading providers of fluid motion and control products and services. Operating in more than 50 countries, the company produces engineered and industrial pumps, seals and valves as well as a range of related flow management services. More information about Flowserve can be obtained by visiting the company’s Web site at www.flowserve.com.

Safe Harbor Statement: This news release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. Words or phrases such as, "may," "should," "expects," "could," "intends," "plans," "anticipates," "estimates," "believes," "forecasts," "predicts" or other similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, which include, without limitation, earnings forecasts, statements relating to our business strategy and statements of expectations, beliefs, future plans and strategies and anticipated developments concerning our industry, business, operations and financial performance and condition.

The forward-looking statements included in this news release are based on our current expectations, projections, estimates and assumptions. These statements are only predictions, not guarantees. Such forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict. These risks and uncertainties may cause actual results to differ materially from what is forecast in such forward-looking statements, and include, without limitation, the following: the impact of the global outbreak of COVID-19 on our business and operations; a portion of our bookings may not lead to completed sales, and our ability to convert bookings into revenues at acceptable profit margins; changes in global economic conditions and the potential for unexpected cancellations or delays of customer orders in our reported backlog; our dependence on our customers’ ability to make required capital investment and maintenance expenditures; if we are not able to successfully execute and realize the expected financial benefits from our strategic transformation and realignment initiatives, our business could be adversely affected; risks associated with cost overruns on fixed-fee projects and in taking customer orders for large complex custom engineered products; the substantial dependence of our sales on the success of the oil and gas, chemical, power generation and water management industries; the adverse impact of volatile raw materials prices on our products and operating margins; economic, political and other risks associated with our international operations, including military actions, trade embargoes, epidemics or pandemics or changes to tariffs or trade agreements that could affect customer markets, particularly North African, Russian and Middle Eastern markets and global oil and gas producers, and non-compliance with U.S. export/re-export control, foreign corrupt practice laws, economic sanctions and import laws and regulations; increased aging and slower collection of receivables, particularly in Latin America and other emerging markets; our exposure to fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates, including in hyperinflationary countries such as Venezuela and Argentina; our furnishing of products and services to nuclear power plant facilities and other critical processes; potential adverse consequences resulting from litigation to which we are a party, such as litigation involving asbestos-containing material claims; expectations regarding acquisitions and the integration of acquired businesses; our relative geographical profitability and its impact on our utilization of deferred tax assets, including foreign tax credits; the potential adverse impact of an impairment in the carrying value of goodwill or other intangible assets; our dependence upon fourth-party suppliers whose failure to perform timely could adversely affect our business operations; the highly competitive nature of the markets in which we operate; environmental compliance costs and liabilities; potential work stoppages and other labor matters; access to public and private sources of debt financing; our inability to protect our intellectual property in the U.S., as well as in foreign countries; obligations under our defined benefit pension plans; our internal control over financial reporting may not prevent or detect misstatements because of its inherent limitations, including the possibility of human error, the circumvention or overriding of controls, or fraud; the recording of increased deferred tax asset valuation allowances in the future or the impact of tax law changes on such deferred tax assets could affect our operating results; our information technology infrastructure could be subject to service interruptions, data corruption, cyber-based attacks or network security breaches, which could disrupt our business operations and result in the loss of critical and confidential information; ineffective internal controls could impact the accuracy and timely reporting of our business and financial results; and other factors described from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

All forward-looking statements included in this news release are based on information available to us on the date hereof, and we assume no obligation to update any forward-looking statement.

The Company reports its financial results in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). However, management believes that non-GAAP financial measures which exclude certain non-recurring items present additional useful comparisons between current results and results in prior operating periods, providing investors with a clearer view of the underlying trends of the business. Management also uses these non-GAAP financial measures in making financial, operating, planning and compensation decisions and in evaluating the Company's performance. Throughout our materials we refer to non-GAAP measures as "Adjusted." Non-GAAP financial measures, which may be inconsistent with similarly captioned measures presented by other companies, should be viewed in addition to, and not as a substitute for, the Company’s reported results prepared in accordance with GAAP.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended December 31,

(Amounts in thousands, except per share data)

2021

2020

Sales

$

919,456

$

985,308

Cost of sales

(652,362

)

(689,913

)

Gross profit

267,094

295,395

Selling, general and administrative expense

(187,111

)

(202,722

)

Net earnings from affiliates

5,147

2,627

Operating income

85,130

95,300

Interest expense

(11,770

)

(16,779

)

Loss on extinguishment of debt

(38,003

)

-

Interest income

871

604

Other income (expense), net

(15,425

)

(18,742

)

Earnings before income taxes

20,803

60,383

Provision for income taxes

(1,335

)

(767

)

Net earnings, including noncontrolling interests

19,468

59,616

Less: Net earnings attributable to noncontrolling interests

(2,738

)

(3,565

)

Net earnings attributable to Flowserve Corporation

$

16,730

$

56,051

Net earnings per share attributable to Flowserve Corporation common shareholders:

Basic

0.13

0.43

Diluted

0.13

0.43

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP MEASURES

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended December 31, 2021

(Amounts in thousands, except per share data)

As Reported (a)

Realignment (1)

Other Items

As Adjusted

Sales

$

919,456

$

-

$

-

$

919,456

Gross profit

267,094

(1,031

)

-

268,125

Gross margin

29.0

%

-

-

29.2

%

Selling, general and administrative expense

(187,111

)

808

-

(187,919

)

Gain on sale of business

-

-

-

-

Net earnings from affiliates

5,147

-

-

5,147

Operating income

85,130

(223

)

-

85,353

Operating income as a percentage of sales

9.3

%

-

-

9.3

%

Interest and other expense, net

(64,327

)

-

(51,355

)

(3)

(12,972

)

Earnings before income taxes

20,803

(223

)

(51,355

)

72,381

(Provision for) benefit from income taxes

(1,335

)

(1,396

)

(2)

10,788

(4)

(10,727

)

Tax Rate

6.4

%

-626.0

%

21.0

%

14.8

%

Net earnings attributable to Flowserve Corporation

$

16,730

$

(1,619

)

$

(40,567

)

$

58,916

Net earnings per share attributable to Flowserve Corporation common shareholders:

Basic

$

0.13

$

(0.01

)

$

(0.31

)

$

0.45

Diluted

0.13

(0.01

)

(0.31

)

0.45

Basic number of shares used for calculation

130,245

130,245

130,245

130,245

Diluted number of shares used for calculation

130,829

130,829

130,829

130,829

(a) Reported in conformity with U.S. GAAP

Notes:

(1) Represents realignment expense incurred as a result of realignment programs.

(2) Includes tax impact of items above.

(3) Represents below-the-line foreign exchange impacts and $38.7 million of expense as a result of early extinguishment of debt and duplicate interest expense.

(4) Includes tax impact of items above.

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP MEASURES

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended December 31, 2020

(Amounts in thousands, except per share data)

As Reported (a)

Realignment (1)

Other Items

As Adjusted

Sales

$

985,308

$

-

$

-

$

985,308

Gross profit

295,395

(6,661

)

-

302,056

Gross margin

30.0

%

-

-

30.7

%

Selling, general and administrative expense

(202,722

)

(3,092

)

(6,712

)

(3)

(192,918

)

Operating income

95,300

(9,753

)

(6,712

)

111,765

Operating income as a percentage of sales

9.7

%

-

-

11.3

%

Interest and other expense, net

(34,917

)

-

(16,037

)

(4)

(18,880

)

Earnings before income taxes

60,383

(9,753

)

(22,749

)

92,885

Provision for income taxes

(767

)

2,414

(2)

16,324

(5)

(19,505

)

Tax Rate

1.3

%

24.8

%

71.8

%

21.0

%

Net earnings attributable to Flowserve Corporation

$

56,051

$

(7,339

)

$

(6,425

)

$

69,815

Net earnings per share attributable to Flowserve Corporation common shareholders:

Basic

$

0.43

$

(0.06

)

$

(0.05

)

$

0.54

Diluted

0.43

(0.06

)

(0.04

)

0.53

Basic number of shares used for calculation

130,343

130,343

130,343

130,343

Diluted number of shares used for calculation

130,995

130,995

130,995

130,995

(a) Reported in conformity with U.S. GAAP

Notes:

(1) Represents realignment expense incurred as a result of realignment programs.

(2) Includes tax impact of items above.

(3) Represents Flowserve 2.0 transformation efforts.

(4) Represents below-the-line foreign exchange impacts.

(5) Includes tax impact of items above and $13.2 million benefit related to legal entity simplification and restructuring.

SEGMENT INFORMATION

(Unaudited)

FLOWSERVE PUMP DIVISION

Three Months Ended December 31,

(Amounts in millions, except percentages)

2021

2020

Bookings

$

693.5

$

566.5

Sales

648.9

695.7

Gross profit

198.3

207.7

Gross profit margin

30.6

%

29.9

%

SG&A

140.9

126.1

Segment operating income

62.5

84.2

Segment operating income as a percentage of sales

9.6

%

12.1

%

FLOW CONTROL DIVISION

Three Months Ended December 31,

(Amounts in millions, except percentages)

2021

2020

Bookings

$

278.8

$

258.4

Sales

272.8

290.7

Gross profit

80.3

92.8

Gross profit margin

29.4

%

31.9

%

SG&A

50.3

41.4

Segment operating income

30.0

51.4

Segment operating income as a percentage of sales

11.0

%

17.7

%

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

Year Ended December 31,

(Amounts in thousands, except per share data)

2021

2020

2019

Sales

$

3,541,060

$

3,728,134

$

3,939,697

Cost of sales

(2,491,335

)

(2,611,365

)

(2,650,354

)

Gross profit

1,049,725

1,116,769

1,289,343

Selling, general and administrative expense

(797,076

)

(878,245

)

(913,203

)

Gain on sale of business

1,806

-

-

Net earnings from affiliates

16,304

11,753

10,483

Operating income

270,759

250,277

386,623

Interest expense

(57,617

)

(56,185

)

(54,980

)

Loss on extinguishment of debt

(46,176

)

(1,201

)

-

Interest income

2,764

4,175

8,409

Other income (expense), net

(36,142

)

5,226

(17,619

)

Earnings before income taxes

133,588

202,292

322,433

(Provision for) benefit from income taxes

2,594

(61,417

)

(75,493

)

Net earnings, including noncontrolling interests

136,182

140,875

246,940

Less: Net earnings attributable to noncontrolling interests

(10,233

)

(10,455

)

(8,112

)

Net earnings attributable to Flowserve Corporation

$

125,949

$

130,420

$

238,828

Net earnings per share attributable to Flowserve Corporation common shareholders:

Basic

$

0.97

$

1.00

$

1.82

Diluted

0.96

1.00

1.81

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP MEASURES

(Unaudited)

Year Ended December 31, 2021

(Amounts in thousands, except per share data)

As Reported (a)

Realignment (1)

Other Items

As Adjusted

Sales

$

3,541,060

$

-

$

-

$

3,541,060

Gross profit

1,049,725

(16,844

)

-

1,066,568

Gross margin

29.6

%

-

-

30.1

%

Selling, general and administrative expense

(797,076

)

(5,646

)

-

(791,431

)

Gain on sale of business

1,806

-

1,806

(3)

-

Net earnings from affiliates

16,304

-

-

16,304

Operating income

270,759

(22,490

)

1,806

291,441

Operating income as a percentage of sales

7.6

%

-

-

8.2

%

Interest and other expense, net

(137,171

)

-

(75,188

)

(4)

(61,982

)

Earnings before income taxes

133,588

(22,490

)

(73,382

)

229,459

(Provision for) benefit from income taxes

2,594

7,070

(2)

33,522

(5)

(37,997

)

Tax Rate

-1.9

%

31.4

%

45.7

%

16.6

%

Net earnings attributable to Flowserve Corporation

$

125,949

$

(15,420

)

$

(39,860

)

$

181,229

Net earnings per share attributable to Flowserve Corporation common shareholders:

Basic

$

0.97

$

(0.12

)

$

(0.30

)

$

1.39

Diluted

0.96

(0.12

)

(0.30

)

1.38

Basic number of shares used for calculation

130,305

130,305

130,305

130,305

Diluted number of shares used for calculation

130,857

130,857

130,857

130,857

(a) Reported in conformity with U.S. GAAP

Notes:

(1) Represents realignment expense incurred as a result of realignment programs.

(2) Includes tax impact of items above and realignment related tax release.

(3) Represents final settlement gain on sale of business in 2018.

(4) Represents below-the-line foreign exchange impacts and $47.7 million of expense as a result of early extinguishment of debt and duplicate interest expense.

(5) Includes tax impact of items above and $17.9 million benefit related to legal entity restructuring of foreign holding companies.

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP MEASURES

(Unaudited)

Year Ended December 31, 2020

(Amounts in thousands, except per share data)

As Reported (a)

Realignment (1)

Other Items

As Adjusted

Sales

$

3,728,134

$

-

$

-

$

3,728,134

Gross profit

1,116,769

(47,297

)

-

1,164,066

Gross margin

30.0

%

-

-

31.2

%

Selling, general and administrative expense

(878,245

)

(34,773

)

(34,269

)

(3)

(809,203

)

...

Operating income

250,277

(82,070

)

(34,269

)

366,616

Operating income as a percentage of sales

6.7

%

-

-

9.8