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Eaton Reports Record Second Quarter 2022 Results

·17-min read
  • Second Quarter Earnings Per Share of $1.50 and Record Quarterly Adjusted Earnings Per Share of $1.87, up 9% Over 2021

  • Record Quarterly Segment Margins of 20.1%, 150 Basis Points Above the Second Quarter of 2021

  • 11% Organic Sales Growth, at the High End of Guidance, Record Backlog and Robust Order Activity up 25% in Electrical and up 19% in Aerospace

  • Raised Full Year 2022 Organic Growth and Adjusted Earnings Per Share Guidance

DUBLIN, August 02, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Power management company Eaton Corporation plc (NYSE:ETN) today announced that earnings per share were $1.50 for the second quarter of 2022. Excluding charges of $0.24 per share related to intangible amortization, $0.11 per share related to acquisitions and divestitures, and $0.02 per share related to a multi-year restructuring program, adjusted earnings per share of $1.87 were a quarterly record and up 9% over the second quarter of 2021.

Sales in the second quarter of 2022 were $5.2 billion, flat to the second quarter of 2021. Organic sales were up 11% and acquisitions added 2%, which was offset by 11% from the divestiture of the Hydraulics business and 2% from negative currency translation.

Second quarter segment margins were 20.1%, a quarterly record and above the high end of the guidance. This represents a 150-basis point improvement over the second quarter of 2021. Operating cash flow in the second quarter of 2022 was $340 million and free cash flow was $201 million.

Craig Arnold, Eaton chairman and chief executive officer, said, "We had another record quarter amid the external challenges of today’s environment. Robust order growth in Electrical and Aerospace demonstrates continuing strong demand. This performance validates our active portfolio management strategy aimed at capitalizing on secular growth drivers and maintaining resilience amid potential economic weakness. I want to thank our dedicated teams for their strong execution."

For the full year 2022, the company is raising its organic growth guidance from 9-11% to 11-13% and raising adjusted earnings per share to between $7.36 and $7.76. For the third quarter of 2022, the company anticipates organic growth of 13-15% and adjusted earnings per share of between $1.95 and $2.05.

Business Segment Results

Sales for the Electrical Americas segment were $2.1 billion, up 15% from the second quarter of 2021. Organic sales were up 16%, partially offset by negative currency translation of 1%. Operating profits were $495 million, up 26% over the second quarter of 2021. Operating margins in the quarter were 23.2%, up 190 basis points over the second quarter of 2021.

The twelve-month rolling average of orders remained strong in the second quarter and was up 29% organically, with strength across all end markets. Backlog at the end of June remained strong and was a record, up 89% organically over June 2021.

Sales for the Electrical Global segment were $1.5 billion, up 5% over the second quarter of 2021. Organic sales were up 12%, partially offset by negative currency translation of 7%. Operating profits were $282 million, up 9% over the second quarter of 2021. Operating margins in the quarter were 18.9%, up 60 basis points over the second quarter of 2021.

The twelve-month rolling average of orders in this segment also remained strong in the second quarter and was up 19% organically, driven by strength across all end markets. At the end of June, backlog was also strong, up 38% organically over June 2021.

Aerospace segment sales were $742 million, up 19% from the second quarter of 2021. Organic sales were up 10% and the acquisition of Mission Systems added 12%, which was partially offset by 3% negative currency translation. Operating profits were $163 million, up 24% from the second quarter of 2021. Operating margins in the quarter were 21.9%, up 90 basis points over the second quarter of 2021.

The twelve-month rolling average of orders continued to be strong in the second quarter and was up 19% organically, driven by strength in commercial OEM and commercial aftermarket. Backlog at the end of June was up 12% organically over June 2021.

The Vehicle segment posted sales of $708 million, up 5% from the second quarter of 2021. Organic sales were up 7%, partially offset by 2% from negative currency translation. Operating profits were $108 million and operating margins in the quarter were 15.3%.

eMobility segment sales were $136 million, up 55% over the second quarter of 2021. Organic sales were up 11% and the acquisition of Royal Power Solutions added 46%, which was partially offset by 2% negative currency translation. The segment recorded an operating loss of $2 million, reflecting continued investment in research and development and start-up costs associated with new program wins. Operating margins improved 530 basis points, driven by higher volumes and the impact of the Royal Power Solutions acquisition.

Eaton is an intelligent power management company dedicated to improving the quality of life and protecting the environment for people everywhere. We are guided by our commitment to do business right, to operate sustainably and to help our customers manage power ─ today and well into the future. By capitalizing on the global growth trends of electrification and digitalization, we’re accelerating the planet’s transition to renewable energy, helping to solve the world’s most urgent power management challenges, and doing what’s best for our stakeholders and all of society.

Founded in 1911, Eaton has been listed on the NYSE for nearly a century. We reported revenues of $19.6 billion in 2021 and serve customers in more than 170 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com. Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Notice of conference call: Eaton’s conference call to discuss its second quarter results is available to all interested parties as a live audio webcast today at 11 a.m. United States Eastern time via a link on Eaton’s home page. This news release can be accessed under its headline on the home page. Also available on the website prior to the call will be a presentation on second quarter results, which will be covered during the call.

This news release contains forward-looking statements concerning the third quarter and full year 2022 adjusted earnings per share and organic sales growth, as well as anticipated restructuring program charges. These statements should be used with caution and are subject to various risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside the company’s control. The following factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements: the course of the COVID-19 pandemic globally and government actions related thereto; unanticipated changes in the markets for the company’s business segments; unanticipated downturns in business relationships with customers or their purchases from us; competitive pressures on sales and pricing; supply chain disruptions, unanticipated changes in the cost of material, labor, and other production costs, or unexpected costs that cannot be recouped in product pricing; the introduction of competing technologies; unexpected technical or marketing difficulties; unexpected claims, charges, litigation or dispute resolutions; strikes or other labor unrest; natural disasters; the performance of recent acquisitions; unanticipated difficulties completing or integrating acquisitions; new laws and governmental regulations; interest rate changes; changes in tax laws or tax regulations; stock market and currency fluctuations; and unanticipated deterioration of economic and financial conditions in the United States and around the world. We do not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

Financial Results

The company’s comparative financial results for the three months ended June 30, 2022, are available on the company’s website, www.eaton.com.

EATON CORPORATION plc

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

Three months ended

June 30

Six months ended

June 30

(In millions except for per share data)

2022

2021

2022

2021

Net sales

$

5,212

$

5,215

$

10,054

$

9,907

Cost of products sold

3,505

3,545

6,774

6,729

Selling and administrative expense

828

876

1,618

1,671

Research and development expense

168

154

333

302

Interest expense - net

31

37

63

75

Gain on sale of business

24

Other income - net

(41

)

(17

)

(50

)

(28

)

Income before income taxes

720

620

1,339

1,158

Income tax expense

119

114

205

193

Net income

601

506

1,135

965

Less net income for noncontrolling interests

(1

)

(1

)

Net income attributable to Eaton ordinary shareholders

$

601

$

506

$

1,133

$

964

Net income per share attributable to Eaton ordinary shareholders

Diluted

$

1.50

$

1.26

$

2.82

$

2.40

Basic

1.51

1.27

2.84

2.42

Weighted-average number of ordinary shares outstanding

Diluted

400.7

401.4

401.2

401.2

Basic

399.0

398.8

399.1

398.6

Cash dividends declared per ordinary share

$

0.81

$

0.76

$

1.62

$

1.52

Reconciliation of net income attributable to Eaton ordinary shareholders to adjusted earnings

Net income attributable to Eaton ordinary shareholders

$

601

$

506

$

1,133

$

964

Excluding acquisition and divestiture charges, after-tax

44

72

47

109

Excluding restructuring program charges, after-tax

8

11

22

23

Excluding intangible asset amortization expense, after-tax

99

101

198

171

Adjusted earnings

$

751

$

690

$

1,400

$

1,267

Net income per share attributable to Eaton ordinary shareholders - diluted

$

1.50

$

1.26

$

2.82

$

2.40

Excluding per share impact of acquisition and divestiture charges, after-tax

0.11

0.18

0.12

0.27

Excluding per share impact of restructuring program charges, after-tax

0.02

0.03

0.05

0.06

Excluding per share impact of intangible asset amortization expense, after-tax

0.24

0.25

0.50

0.43

Adjusted earnings per ordinary share

$

1.87

$

1.72

$

3.49

$

3.16

See accompanying notes.

EATON CORPORATION plc

BUSINESS SEGMENT INFORMATION

Three months ended

June 30

Six months ended

June 30

(In millions)

2022

2021

2022

2021

Net sales

Electrical Americas

$

2,131

$

1,849

$

4,022

$

3,471

Electrical Global

1,495

1,418

2,932

2,671

Hydraulics

560

1,121

Aerospace

742

625

1,459

1,144

Vehicle

708

675

1,379

1,329

eMobility

136

88

262

171

Total net sales

$

5,212

$

5,215

$

10,054

$

9,907

Segment operating profit (loss)

Electrical Americas

$

495

$

393

$

857

$

725

Electrical Global

282

259

561

472

Hydraulics

73

157

Aerospace

163

131

321

227

Vehicle

108

121

221

234

eMobility

(2

)

(6

)

(5

)

(13

)

Total segment operating profit

1,046

971

1,955

1,802

Corporate

Intangible asset amortization expense

(122

)

(108

)

(250

)

(200

)

Interest expense - net

(31

)

(37

)

(63

)

(75

)

Pension and other postretirement benefits income

9

16

28

30

Restructuring program charges

(10

)

(13

)

(28

)

(29

)

Other expense - net

(171

)

(209

)

(302

)

(370

)

Income before income taxes

720

620

1,339

1,158

Income tax expense

119

114

205

193

Net income

601

506

1,135

965

Less net income for noncontrolling interests

(1

)

(1

)

Net income attributable to Eaton ordinary shareholders

$

601

$

506

$

1,133

$

964

See accompanying notes.

EATON CORPORATION plc

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

June 30,

December 31,

(In millions)

2022

2021

Assets

Current assets

Cash

$

364

$

297

Short-term investments

259

271

Accounts receivable - net

3,837

3,297

Inventory

3,445

2,969

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

781

677

Total current assets

8,687

7,511

Property, plant and equipment - net

3,043

3,064

Other noncurrent assets

Goodwill

14,805

14,751

Other intangible assets

5,689

5,855

Operating lease assets

493

442

Deferred income taxes

403

392

Other assets

2,033

2,012

Total assets

$

35,153

$

34,027

Liabilities and shareholders’ equity

Current liabilities

Short-term debt

$

1,392

$

13

Current portion of long-term debt

2,030

1,735

Accounts payable

3,013

2,797

Accrued compensation

363

501

Other current liabilities

2,176

2,166

Total current liabilities

8,974

7,212

Noncurrent liabilities

Long-term debt

6,277

6,831

Pension liabilities

772

872

Other postretirement benefits liabilities

253

263

Operating lease liabilities

386

337

Deferred income taxes

628

559

Other noncurrent liabilities

1,446

1,502

Total noncurrent liabilities

9,762

10,364

Shareholders’ equity

Eaton shareholders’ equity

16,380

16,413

Noncontrolling interests

36

38

Total equity

16,416

16,451

Total liabilities and equity

$

35,153

$

34,027

See accompanying notes.

EATON CORPORATION plc
NOTES TO THE SECOND QUARTER 2022 EARNINGS RELEASE

Amounts are in millions of dollars unless indicated otherwise (per share data assume dilution). Columns and rows may not add and the sum of components may not equal total amounts reported due to rounding.

Note 1. NON-GAAP FINANCIAL INFORMATION

This earnings release includes certain non-GAAP financial measures. These financial measures include adjusted earnings, adjusted earnings per ordinary share, and free cash flow, each of which differs from the most directly comparable measure calculated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). A reconciliation of each of these financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measure is included in this earnings release. Management believes that these financial measures are useful to investors because they provide additional meaningful financial information that should be considered when assessing our business performance and trends, and they allow investors to more easily compare Eaton Corporation plc's (Eaton or the Company) financial performance period to period. Management uses this information in monitoring and evaluating the on-going performance of Eaton and each business segment.

The Company's third quarter and full year adjusted earnings guidance for 2022 is as follows:

Three months ended

September 30, 2022

Year ended

December 31, 2022

Net income per share attributable to Eaton ordinary shareholders - diluted

$1.60 - $1.70

$5.99 - $6.39

Excluding per share impact of acquisition and divestiture charges (after-tax)

0.08

0.28

Excluding per share impact of restructuring program charges (after-tax)

0.03

0.11

Excluding per share impact of intangible asset amortization expense (after-tax)

0.24

0.98

Adjusted earnings per ordinary share

$1.95 - $2.05

$7.36 - $7.76

A reconciliation of operating cash flow to free cash flow is as follows:

(In millions)

Three months ended June 30, 2022

Operating cash flow

$

340

Capital expenditures for property, plant and equipment

(139

)

Free cash flow

$

201

Note 2. ACQUISITIONS AND DIVESTITURE OF BUSINESSES

Acquisition of a 50% stake in Jiangsu Huineng Electric Co., Ltd’s circuit breaker business

On July 1, 2022, Eaton acquired a 50 percent stake in Jiangsu Huineng Electric Co., Ltd’s circuit breaker business, which manufactures and markets low-voltage circuit breakers in China. Eaton will account for this investment on the equity method of accounting and will report it within the Electrical Global business segment.

Russia

During the second quarter of 2022, in light of the ongoing war with Ukraine, the Company decided to exit its business operations in Russia and recorded charges of $29 million. The charges consisted primarily of write-downs of accounts receivable, inventory and other assets, and accruals for severance.

Acquisition of Royal Power Solutions

On January 5, 2022, Eaton acquired Royal Power Solutions for $612 million, net of cash received. Royal Power Solutions is a U.S. based manufacturer of high-precision electrical connectivity components used in electric vehicle, energy management, industrial and mobility markets. Royal Power Solutions is reported within the eMobility business segment.

Sale of Hydraulics business

On August 2, 2021, Eaton completed the sale of the Hydraulics business to Danfoss A/S. As a result of the sale, the Company received $3.1 billion, net of cash sold, and recognized a pre-tax gain of $617 million in 2021. According to the terms of the sales agreement, the Company finalized negotiations of post-closing adjustments with Danfoss A/S during the first quarter of 2022. As a result of these negotiations, the Company recognized an additional pre-tax gain of $24 million. In the second quarter of 2022, Eaton received cash of $22 million from Danfoss A/S to fully settle all post-closing adjustments. The business had sales of $1.3 billion in 2021 through the date of the sale.

Acquisition of Mission Systems

On June 1, 2021, Eaton acquired Mission Systems for $2.80 billion, net of cash received. Mission Systems is a leading manufacturer of air-to-air refueling systems, environmental systems, and actuation primarily for defense markets. Mission Systems is reported within the Aerospace business segment.

Acquisition of Tripp Lite

On March 17, 2021, Eaton acquired Tripp Lite for $1.65 billion, net of cash received. Tripp Lite is a leading supplier of power quality products and connectivity solutions including single-phase uninterruptible power supply systems, rack power distribution units, surge protectors, and enclosures for data centers, industrial, medical, and communications markets in the Americas. Tripp Lite is reported within the Electrical Americas business segment.

Note 3. ACQUISITION AND DIVESTITURE CHARGES

Eaton incurs integration charges and transaction costs to acquire and integrate businesses, and transaction, separation and other costs to divest and exit businesses. Eaton also recognizes gains and losses on the sale of businesses. A summary of these Corporate items is as follows:

Three months ended
June 30

Six months ended
June 30

(In millions except for per share data)

2022

2021

2022

2021

Acquisition integration, divestiture charges and transaction costs

$

51

$

87

$

79

$

133

Gain on the sale of the Hydraulics business

(24

)

Total before income taxes

51

87

55

133

Income tax benefit

7

15

8

24

Total after income taxes

$

44

$

72

$

47

$

109

Per ordinary share - diluted

$

0.11

$

0.18

$

0.12

$

0.27

Acquisition integration, divestiture charges and transaction costs in 2022 are primarily related to the acquisitions of Royal Power Solutions, Souriau-Sunbank Connection Technologies, Green Motion, Tripp Lite, and Mission Systems, and other charges to acquire and exit businesses. These costs also included charges of $29 million related to the decision in the second quarter to exit the Company's business operations in Russia. These charges consisted primarily of write-downs of accounts receivable, inventory and other assets, and accruals for severance. Charges in 2021 are primarily related to the divestiture of the Hydraulics business, the acquisitions of Tripp Lite, Mission Systems, Souriau-Sunbank Connection Technologies, and Ulusoy Elektrik Imalat Taahhut ve Ticaret A.S., and other charges to exit businesses. These charges were included in Cost of products sold, Selling and administrative expense, Research and development expense, or Other income - net. In Business Segment Information, the charges were included in Other expense - net.

Note 4. RESTRUCTURING CHARGES

In the second quarter of 2020, Eaton decided to undertake a multi-year restructuring program to reduce its cost structure and gain efficiencies in its business segments and at corporate in order to respond to declining market conditions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the inception of the program, the Company has incurred charges of $320 million. These restructuring activities are expected to incur additional expenses of $30 million in 2022 primarily comprised of plant closing and other costs, resulting in total estimated charges of $350 million for the entire program.

A summary of restructuring program charges is as follows:

Three months ended

June 30

Six months ended

June 30

(In millions except for per share data)

2022

2021

2022

2021

Workforce reductions

$

2

$

(2

)

$

7

$

Plant closing and other

8

15

21

29

Total before income taxes

10

13

28

29

Income tax benefit

2

2

6

6

Total after income taxes

$

8

$

11

$

22

$

23

Per ordinary share - diluted

$

0.02

$

0.03

$

0.05

$

0.06

Restructuring program charges related to the following segments:

Three months ended

June 30

Six months ended

June 30

(In millions)

2022

2021

2022

2021

Electrical Americas

$

5

$

3

$

10

$

8

Electrical Global

1

6

2

Aerospace

2

2

5

3

Vehicle

3

5

6

11

eMobility

1

1

Corporate

2

2

4

Total

$

10

$

13

$

28

$

29

These restructuring program charges were included in Cost of products sold, Selling and administrative expense, Research and development expense, or Other income - net, as appropriate. In Business Segment Information, these restructuring program charges are treated as Corporate items. The projected mature year savings from these restructuring actions are expected to be $250 million when fully implemented in 2023.

Note 5. INTANGIBLE ASSET AMORTIZATION EXPENSE

Intangible asset amortization expense is as follows:

Three months ended

June 30

Six months ended

June 30

(In millions except for per share data)

2022

2021

2022

2021

Intangible asset amortization expense

$

122

$

108

$

250

$

200

Income tax benefit

23

7

52

29

Total after income taxes

$

99

$

101

$

198

$

171

Per ordinary share - diluted

$

0.24

$

0.25

$

0.50

$

0.43

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