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Earnings Highlights and Summary

ABB's total revenues reached $8.63 billion for Q1 FY18, reflecting an increase of 9.84% from $7.85 billion in Q1 FY17 led by increase in revenues in each of the four segments. The reported revenue number exceeded analysts' consensus estimates of $8.27 billion. In the quarter under review, ABB's sale of products was $7.04 billion, up 8.76% on a y-o-y basis, and sale of services was $1.59 billion, up 14.87% on a y-o-y basis.

ABB had total orders of $9.77 billion in Q1 FY18, 16.29% higher than the $8.40 billion posted in Q1 FY17. On a comparable basis, orders increased 6% on a y-o-y basis.

During Q1 FY18, ABB's total cost of sales was $5.92 billion, 7.89% higher than the $5.49 billion reported in Q1 FY17. The Company's gross profit advanced 14.36% to $2.71 billion in the reported quarter from $2.37 billion in the year ago comparable quarter.

ABB incurred selling, general, and administrative (SG&A) expenses of $1.47 billion in Q1 FY18, 11.96% higher than the $1.31 billion reported in Q1 FY17. The Company's non-order related research and development (R&D) expenses also hiked 21.31% to $353 million in the reported quarter from $291 million in the previous-year's corresponding quarter. ABB's income from operations declined 12.51% to $895 million in Q1 FY18 from $1.02 billion in Q1 FY17.

Net income attributable to ABB for the quarter ending March 31, 2018, was $572 million, a decrease of 20.99% from $724 million in the same period in previous year. The Company's diluted earnings per share (DEPS) also fell 20.59% to $0.27 in the reported quarter from $0.34 in the year ago same quarter. The reported earnings for Q1 FY18 included acquisition related expenses and amortization; restructuring and restructuring-related expenses; non-operational pension cost; and impact from FX/commodity timing differences. ABB's operational net income (non-GAAP) for Q1 FY18 was $669 million, up 10.21% from $607 million in Q1 FY17. The Company's operational EPS (non-GAAP) was $0.31 in the reported quarter, up 10.71% from $0.28 in the prior year's comparable quarter. The Company's reported earnings were in-line with analysts' consensus estimates for Q1 FY18.

ABB's Segment Details

During Q1 FY18, the Power Grids segment's net sales were $2.39 billion, up 1.45% on a y-o-y basis. This segment had an income from operations of $193 million in Q1 FY18, 8.53% lower than $211 million in Q1 FY17.The segment had total orders of $2.48 billion in the quarter under review.

The Electrification Products segment reported revenues of $2.49 billion in Q1 FY18, an increment of 8.77% prior year's comparable quarter. This segment had income from operations of $318 million in Q1 FY18, up 3.58% from $307 million in Q1 FY17. The segment had total orders of $2.79 billion in the reported quarter.

For Q1 FY18, the Industrial Automation segment generated revenues of $1.86 billion, an increase of 22.87% from year ago corresponding quarter. This segment had income from operations of $237 million in Q1 FY18, 12.32% higher than $211 million in Q1 FY17. This segment had total orders of $2.12 billion in the quarter ending March 31, 2018.

The Robotics and Motion segment reported revenues of $2.21 billion in Q1 FY18, 15.05% higher than previous-year's same quarter. This segment had an income from operations of $313 million in Q1 FY18 compared to $261 million in Q1 FY17, reflecting an increase of 19.92%. This segment had total orders of $2.58 billion in the quarter under review.

Cash Matters

ABB had cash and cash equivalents of $4.16 billion as on March 31, 2018, 8.04% lower than $4.53 billion as on December 31, 2017. The Company had a long-term debt of $5.29 billion at the end of Q1 FY18, a decrease of 21.23% from $6.71 billion at the end of Q4 FY17.

ABB's net cash outflow in operating activities for the three months ending March 31, 2018, was $518 million compared to cash inflow from operating activities of $509 million in the three months ending March 31, 2017. The Company spent $238 million on purchases of property, plant and equipment, and intangible assets in Q1 FY18, 23.96% higher than $192 million in Q1 FY17.

Stock Performance Snapshot

May 02, 2018 - At Wednesday's closing bell, ABB's stock slightly advanced 0.21%, ending the trading session at $23.38.

Volume traded for the day: 1.50 million shares.

Stock performance in the last month – up 0.30%

After yesterday's close, ABB's market cap was at $50.83 billion.

Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio was at 24.30.

The stock has a dividend yield of 3.55%.

The stock is part of the Industrial Goods sector, categorized under the Diversified Machinery industry.

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