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Genuine Parts Company Reports Sales And Earnings For The Third Quarter Ended September 30, 2019

- Record Sales of $5.0 billion, Up 6.2% -

- Diluted EPS $1.56, Up 4.7% -

- Adjusted EPS $1.50 Excluding Transaction Related Costs and Income -

- Updates 2019 Revenue and Earnings Outlook -

ATLANTA, Oct. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Genuine Parts Company (GPC) announced today sales and earnings for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2019.

GPC Logo. (PRNewsFoto/Genuine Parts Company)

Sales for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019 were a record $5.0 billion, a 6.2% increase compared to $4.7 billion for the same period in 2018. Total sales for the third quarter included the contribution of 1.2% comparable growth and 6.7% from acquisitions, offset by a 1.0% negative impact from foreign currency translation and 0.7% due primarily to the sale of Grupo Auto Todo in the first quarter of 2019. Net income for the third quarter was $227.5 million and earnings per share on a diluted basis were $1.56. Before the impact of certain transaction costs and other income primarily related to the acquisition of Inenco Group (Inenco) and the sale of EIS, Inc. (EIS), the Electrical Specialties Group of Motion Industries, adjusted net income was $219.0 million, or $1.50 per diluted share.

Third quarter sales for the Automotive Parts Group were up 5.3%, including a 1.8% comparable sales increase, a 6.5% benefit from acquisitions and an unfavorable foreign currency translation of 1.8%. In addition, automotive sales were impacted by 1.2% due primarily to the sale of Grupo Auto Todo. Sales for the Industrial Parts Group were up 9.9%, including a 0.9% comparable sales increase and 9.0% from acquisitions. Sales for the Business Products Group were down 0.9%, consisting primarily of the change in comparable sales growth.

Paul Donahue, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "Our third quarter results were highlighted by several accomplishments, including our achieving the $5 billion sales mark for the first time in the history of the Company. In addition, we were pleased to report positive comparable sales in our U.S., Canadian and Australasian automotive businesses as well as our Industrial operations, and we further improved our gross margin. This translated to operating margin expansion in the Industrial and Business Products segments, an improved overall margin performance and strong cash flows for the quarter."

Mr. Donahue added, "Our team was also active executing on our strategy to further optimize our portfolio. We closed on the Inenco industrial acquisition and the Sparesbox ecommerce investment on July 1st, and we divested of Motion's Electrical Specialties Group on September 30th. We also made significant progress on our action plans to accelerate our ongoing cost savings efforts and develop expense reduction initiatives designed to more effectively address our cost structure, drive meaningful savings and deliver incremental value."

Sales for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 were $14.7 billion, a 3.9% increase compared to $14.1 billion for the same period in 2018. Net income for the nine months was $612.2 million and earnings per share on a diluted basis were $4.18. Before transaction costs and other income, adjusted net income was $636.5 million, or $4.34 per diluted share, for the nine months.

Mr. Donahue concluded, "We were pleased to perform in-line with our expectations for the quarter and are committed to our growth strategy and cost savings initiatives over the near and longer terms. We believe our focus in these areas will serve to deliver improved results and create significant long-term value for our shareholders."

2019 Outlook

In consideration of our results thus far in 2019, as well as the impact of the sale of EIS on September 30, 2019, the Company now expects sales to increase approximately 3.5%. This updated sales outlook represents a change from the Company's previous guidance for a 4.5% to 5.5% sales increase.

The Company expects diluted earnings per share to range from $5.44 to $5.52 and is updating its outlook for adjusted diluted earnings per share, which excludes any nine month and future transaction and other costs and income, to $5.60 to $5.68. This is a change from the Company's prior guidance of $5.65 to $5.75 and is primarily due to the sale of EIS. The Company continues to expect a tax rate of approximately 25% in 2019.

Non-GAAP Information

This release contains certain financial information not derived in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"). These items include adjusted net income and adjusted diluted earnings per share. The Company believes that the presentation of adjusted net income and adjusted net income per common share, which are not calculated in accordance with GAAP, when considered together with the corresponding GAAP financial measures and the reconciliations to those measures, provide meaningful supplemental information to both management and investors that is indicative of the Company's core operations. The Company considers these metrics useful to investors because they provide greater transparency into management's view and assessment of the Company's ongoing operating performance by removing items management believes are not representative of our continuing operations and may distort our longer-term operating trends. We believe these measures to be useful to enhance the comparability of our results from period to period and with our competitors, as well as to show ongoing results from operations distinct from items that are infrequent or not associated with the Company's core operations. The Company does not, nor does it suggest investors should, consider such non-GAAP financial measures in isolation from, or as a substitute for, GAAP financial information. The Company has included a reconciliation of this additional information to the most comparable GAAP measure following the financial statements below.

Conference Call

Genuine Parts Company will hold a conference call today at 11:00 a.m. Eastern time to discuss the results of the quarter and the future outlook. Interested parties may listen to the call on the Company's website, www.genpt.com, by clicking "Investors," or by dialing 877-407-0789, conference ID 13694686. A replay will also be available on the Company's website or at 844-512-2921, conference ID 13694686, two hours after the completion of the call until 12:00 a.m. Eastern time on November 1, 2019.

Forward Looking Statements

Some statements in this press release, as well as in other materials we file with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") or otherwise release to the public and in materials that we make available on our website, constitute forward-looking statements that are subject to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Senior officers may also make verbal statements to analysts, investors, the media and others that are forward-looking. Forward-looking statements may relate, for example, to the anticipated strategic benefits, synergies and other attributes resulting from acquisitions, as well as future operations, prospects, strategies, financial condition, economic performance (including growth and earnings), industry conditions and demand for our products and services.

The Company cautions that its forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, and while we believe that our expectations for the future are reasonable in view of currently available information, you are cautioned not to place undue reliance on our forward-looking statements. Actual results or events may differ materially from those indicated as a result of various important factors. Such factors may include, among other things, the Company's ability to successfully integrate acquired businesses into the Company, including the challenges associated with the integration of processes and systems to ensure the adequacy of our internal controls in regard to the Alliance Automotive Group business, and to realize the anticipated synergies and benefits; changes in the European aftermarket; the Company's ability to successfully implement its business initiatives in each of its three business segments; slowing demand for the Company's products; changes in national and international legislation or government regulations or policies, including new import tariffs and the unpredictability of additional tariffs and data security policies and requirements; changes in general economic conditions, including unemployment, inflation (including the impact of potential tariffs) or deflation and the United Kingdom's referendum to exit from the European Union, commonly known as Brexit; changes in tax policies; volatile exchange rates; volatility in oil prices; significant cost increases, such as rising fuel and freight expenses; labor shortages; uncertain credit markets and other macroeconomic conditions; competitive product, service and pricing pressures; the ability to maintain favorable vendor arrangements and relationships; disruptions in our vendors' operations, including the impact of tariffs and trade considerations on their operations and output, as required to meet product demand; failure or weakness in our disclosure controls and procedures and internal controls over financial reporting; the uncertainties and costs of litigation; disruptions caused by a failure or breach of the Company's information systems, as well as other risks and uncertainties discussed in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for 2018 and from time to time in the Company's subsequent filings with the SEC.

Forward-looking statements are only as of the date they are made, and the Company undertakes no duty to update its forward-looking statements except as required by law. You are advised, however, to review any further disclosures we make on related subjects in our subsequent Forms 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K and other reports filed with the SEC.

About Genuine Parts Company

Genuine Parts Company is a distributor of automotive replacement parts in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Australasia, France, the U.K., Germany, Poland, the Netherlands and Belgium. The Company also distributes industrial replacement parts in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Australasia through its Industrial Parts Group. S.P. Richards Company, the Business Products Group, distributes a variety of business products in the U.S. and in Canada. Further information is available at www.genpt.com.

GENUINE PARTS COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(UNAUDITED)




Three Months Ended
September 30,


Nine Months Ended
September 30,

(in thousands, except per share data)


2019


2018


2019


2018

Net sales


$

5,015,023


$

4,722,922


$

14,686,116


$

14,131,281

Cost of goods sold


3,390,597


3,238,687


9,954,941


9,689,653

Gross profit


1,624,426


1,484,235


4,731,175


4,441,628

Operating expenses:









Selling, administrative and other expenses


1,269,893


1,119,266


3,684,026


3,401,254

Depreciation and amortization


68,922


61,082


197,053


177,896

Provision for doubtful accounts


1,693


4,939


11,624


11,306

Total operating expenses


1,340,508


1,185,287


3,892,703


3,590,456

Non-operating (income) expenses:









Interest expense


26,485


25,084


73,664


75,669

Other


(47,100)


(17,871)


(53,366)


(45,822)

Total non-operating (income) expenses


(20,615)


7,213


20,298


29,847

Income before income taxes


304,533


291,735


818,174


821,325

Income taxes


77,046


71,508


206,007


197,550

Net income


$

227,487


$

220,227


$

612,167


$

623,775

Basic net income per common share


$

1.56


$

1.50


$

4.20


$

4.25

Diluted net income per common share


$

1.56


$

1.49


$

4.18


$

4.23

Dividends declared per common share


$

.7625


$

.7200


$

2.2875


$

2.1600

Weighted average common shares outstanding


145,572


146,763


145,875


146,746

Dilutive effect of stock options and non-vested restricted stock awards


617


690


654


574

Weighted average common shares outstanding – assuming dilution


146,189


147,453


146,529


147,320

 

 

GENUINE PARTS COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES

SEGMENT INFORMATION

(UNAUDITED)




Three Months Ended September 30,


Nine Months Ended September 30,



2019


2018


2019


2018

Net sales:









Automotive


$

2,790,607


$

2,649,716


$

8,187,760


$

7,950,176

Industrial


1,732,831


1,577,329


5,049,975


4,727,938

Business products


491,585


495,877


1,448,381


1,453,167

Total net sales


$

5,015,023


$

4,722,922


$

14,686,116


$

14,131,281

Operating profit:









Automotive


$

222,100


$

226,742


$

629,713


$

655,059

Industrial


137,525


119,153


394,887


356,535

Business products


21,611


19,846


63,727


62,869

Total operating profit


381,236


365,741


1,088,327


1,074,463

Interest expense, net


(24,770)


(21,881)


(70,313)


(70,713)

Intangible asset amortization


(26,224)


(23,593)


(72,725)


(66,802)

Corporate expense (1)


(25,709)


(28,532)


(127,115)


(115,623)

Income before income taxes


$

304,533


$

291,735


$

818,174


$

821,325



(1)

Includes $12,413 of income and $25,809 of expense for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019, respectively, in certain transaction and other costs related to acquisitions and dispositions. Also includes the realized currency losses incurred on the March 7, 2019 sale of Grupo Auto Todo and the September 30, 2019 sale of EIS, net of a gain from remeasuring the Company's preexisting 35% equity investment to fair value upon acquiring the remaining equity of Inenco on July 1, 2019.




Includes $3,104 of income and $19,010 of expense for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018, respectively, in certain transaction and other costs related to the acquisition of Alliance Automotive Group and the attempted Business Products Group spin-off, net of a $12,000 termination fee received in the third quarter of 2018.

 

 

GENUINE PARTS COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(UNAUDITED)


(in thousands, except share and per share data)


September 30,
2019


September 30,
2018

Assets





Current assets:





Cash and cash equivalents


$

451,275


$

359,105

Trade accounts receivable, less allowance for doubtful accounts (2019 – $32,374; 2018 – $23,584)


2,739,971


2,655,888

Merchandise inventories, net


3,718,307


3,536,503

Prepaid expenses and other current assets


1,149,118


998,999

Total current assets


8,058,671


7,550,495

Goodwill


2,278,066


2,097,990

Other intangible assets, less accumulated amortization


1,523,656


1,420,480

Deferred tax assets


30,301


22,898

Property, plant and equipment, less accumulated depreciation (2019 – $1,341,995; 2018 – $1,177,952)


1,118,912


937,740

Operating lease assets


1,048,462


Other assets


455,122


627,516

Total assets


$

14,513,190


$

12,657,119


Liabilities and equity





Current liabilities:





Trade accounts payable


$

4,195,869


$

4,036,006

Current portion of debt


622,132


450,493

Dividends payable


110,784


105,673

Other current liabilities


1,444,028


1,069,017

Total current liabilities


6,372,813


5,661,189

Long-term debt


2,795,878


2,463,452

Operating lease liabilities


797,166


Pension and other post–retirement benefit liabilities


202,188


200,558

Deferred tax liabilities


236,064


188,467

Other long-term liabilities


444,344


480,374

Equity:





Preferred stock, par value – $1 per share; authorized – 10,000,000 shares; none issued



Common stock, par value – $1 per share; authorized – 450,000,000 shares; issued and outstanding – 2019 – 145,293,115 shares; 2018 – 146,759,273 shares


145,293


146,759

Additional paid-in capital


90,560


77,558

Retained earnings


4,674,918


4,349,014

Accumulated other comprehensive loss


(1,268,580)


(962,277)

Total parent equity


3,642,191


3,611,054

Noncontrolling interests in subsidiaries


22,546


52,025

Total equity


3,664,737


3,663,079

Total liabilities and equity


$

14,513,190


$

12,657,119

 

 

GENUINE PARTS COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(UNAUDITED)




Nine Months Ended
September 30,

(in thousands)


2019


2018

Operating activities:





Net income


$

612,167


$

623,775

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:





Depreciation and amortization


197,053


177,896

Share-based compensation


19,820


15,417

Excess tax benefits from share-based compensation


(4,054)


(3,079)

Other non-operating activities


(22,329)


Changes in operating assets and liabilities


(57,445)


111,517

Net cash provided by operating activities


745,212


925,526

Investing activities:





Purchases of property, plant and equipment


(182,612)


(91,942)

Proceeds from divestitures of businesses


416,784


Acquisitions of businesses and other investing activities


(625,565)


(153,988)

Net cash used in investing activities


(391,393)


(245,930)

Financing activities:





Proceeds from debt


3,928,716


3,406,975

Payments on debt


(3,749,509)


(3,710,934)

Share-based awards exercised


(7,495)


(5,860)

Dividends paid


(328,106)


(310,310)

Purchases of stock


(73,052)


(1,918)

Net cash used in financing activities


(229,446)


(622,047)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents


(6,645)


(13,343)

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents


117,728


44,206

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period


333,547


314,899

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period


$

451,275


$

359,105

 

 

GENUINE PARTS COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP NET INCOME TO ADJUSTED NET INCOME

(UNAUDITED)




Three Months Ended September
30,


Nine Months Ended September
30,

(in thousands, except per share data)


2019


2018


2019


2018

GAAP net income


$

227,487


$

220,227


$

612,167


$

623,775

Diluted net income per common share


$

1.56


$

1.49


$

4.18


$

4.23










Adjustments:









Realized currency losses


$

7,664


$


$

34,701


$

Termination fee



(12,000)



(12,000)

Gain on equity investment


(38,663)



(38,663)


Transaction and other costs


18,586


8,896


29,771


31,010

Total adjustments


$

(12,413)


$

(3,104)


$

25,809


$

19,010

Tax impact of adjustments


3,973


512


(1,450)


(5,137)

Adjusted net income


$

219,047


$

217,635


$

636,526


$

637,648

Adjusted diluted net income per common share


$

1.50


$

1.48


$

4.34


$

4.33


The table below clarifies where the items adjusted above are presented in the consolidated statements of income.




Three Months Ended September
30,


Nine Months Ended September
30,

(in thousands)


2019


2018


2019


2018

Line item:









Cost of goods sold


$

4,521


$


$

7,481


$

5,779

Selling, administrative and other expenses


15,879


(3,104)


24,103


13,231

Non-operating (income): Other


(32,813)



(5,775)


Total adjustments


$

(12,413)


$

(3,104)


$

25,809


$

19,010

 

 

GENUINE PARTS COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES

CHANGE IN NET SALES SUMMARY

(UNAUDITED)




Three Months Ended September 30, 2019



Comparable
Sales


Acquisitions


Divestitures
and Other


Foreign
Currency


Total Net
Sales

Automotive


1.8

%


6.5

%


(1.2)

%


(1.8)

%


5.3

%

Industrial


0.9

%


9.0

%


%


%


9.9

%

Business Products


(0.9)

%


%


%


%


(0.9)

%

Total Net Sales


1.2

%


6.7

%


(0.7)

%


(1.0)

%


6.2

%









Nine Months Ended September 30, 2019



Comparable Sales


Acquisitions


Divestitures and Other


Foreign Currency


Total Net Sales

Automotive


2.1

%


4.3

%


(0.8)

%


(2.6)

%


3.0

%

Industrial


2.7

%


4.3

%


%


(0.2)

%


6.8

%

Business Products


(0.2)

%


%


%


(0.1)

%


(0.3)

%

Total Net Sales


2.1

%


3.9

%


(0.6)

%


(1.5)

%


3.9

%

 

 

GENUINE PARTS COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES

RECONCILIATION OF 2019 FORECASTED GAAP NET INCOME TO FORECASTED ADJUSTED NET INCOME

(UNAUDITED)


(in thousands, except per share data)


Low End


High End

Forecasted GAAP net income


$

796,500


$

809,000

Forecasted diluted net income per common share


$

5.44


$

5.52






Add forecasted after-tax adjustments:





Forecasted transaction and other costs


24,359


24,359

Forecasted adjusted net income


$

820,859


$

833,359

Forecasted adjusted diluted net income per common share


$

5.60


$

5.68

 

 

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