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Barnes Group Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2018 Financial Results

October 26, 2018

BRISTOL, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 26, 2018--Barnes Group Inc. (NYSE: B), a global provider of highly engineered products and differentiated industrial technologies, today reported financial results for the third quarter 2018. Net sales of $370 million were up 4% from $357 million in the prior year period driven by organic sales growth (1) of 4%. Acquisition sales added 1% while unfavorable foreign exchange had a negative impact of 1%. Net income for the third quarter was $39.1 million, or $0.75 per diluted share, compared to net income of $35.3 million, or $0.65 per diluted share, a year ago. On an adjusted basis, net income was $0.78 per diluted share, up 18% from $0.66 last year. Third quarter 2018 adjusted diluted net income excludes $0.02 of Industrial Gas Springs (IGS) short-term purchase accounting adjustments and $0.01 of acquisition transaction costs in our Industrial Segment. Adjusted diluted net income per share in the third quarter of 2017 excludes $0.01 of FOBOHA short-term purchase accounting, also in our Industrial Segment.

A table reconciling 2018 and 2017 non-GAAP adjusted results presented in this release to the Company’s GAAP results is included at the end of this press release.

“Barnes Group’s third quarter was another quarter of strong operating results, along with key steps taken toward our continued portfolio transformation,” said Patrick J. Dempsey, President and Chief Executive Officer of Barnes Group Inc. “Year over year operating profit and margins were up impressively in both our Aerospace and Industrial businesses. While certain markets we operate in have introduced heightened uncertainty, we remain positioned to deliver our full year outlook within prior ranges. Moreover, our recent acquisitions expand our offerings of leading edge industrial technologies while providing us further end market diversification,” added Dempsey.



Additional Information

Updated 2018 Outlook Barnes Group now expects 2018 total revenue growth of 4% to 5%, with organic sales growth of 2% to 3%. Foreign exchange and acquisition revenues are each anticipated to benefit revenues by approximately 1% for the year. Adjusted operating margins are forecasted to be approximately 16.4%. Adjusted earnings from continuing operations are expected to be in the range of $3.21 to $3.26 per diluted share, up 11% to 13% from 2017’s adjusted diluted earnings per share of $2.88. Further, the Company anticipates capital expenditures in the range of $60 to $65 million and cash conversion of approximately 100% of net income. Based upon our forecasted geographic mix of earnings, the effective tax rate for 2018 is expected to be approximately 23.5%, excluding tax adjustments related to IGS short-term purchase accounting and acquisition transaction costs and the second quarter U.S. tax reform adjustment.

Our updated 2018 outlook excludes any impact from the Gimatic acquisition which we expect to close in the near term.

Conference Call Information

Barnes Group Inc. will conduct a conference call with investors to discuss third quarter 2018 results at 8:30 a.m. ET today, October 26, 2018. The public may access the conference through a live audio webcast available on the Investor Relations section of Barnes Group’s website at www.BGInc.com. The conference is also available by direct dial at (844) 884-8225 in the U.S. or (647) 689-4194 outside of the U.S.; Conference ID 6288677. Supplemental materials will be posted to the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website prior to the conference call.

In addition, the call will be recorded and available for playback from 12:00 p.m. (ET) on Friday, October 26, 2018 until 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Friday, November 2, 2018, by dialing (416) 621-4642; Conference ID 6288677.

Note: (1) Organic sales growth represents the total reported sales increase within the Company’s ongoing businesses less the impact of foreign currency translation and acquisition and divestitures completed in the preceding twelve months.

About Barnes Group Barnes Group Inc. (NYSE: B) is a global provider of highly engineered products, differentiated industrial technologies, and innovative solutions, serving a wide range of end markets and customers. Its specialized products and services are used in far-reaching applications including aerospace, transportation, manufacturing, healthcare, and packaging. Barnes Group’s skilled and dedicated employees around the globe are committed to the highest performance standards and achieving consistent, sustainable profitable growth. For more information, visit www.BGInc.com.

Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements often address our expected future operating and financial performance and financial condition, and often contain words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “expect,” “plan,” “estimate,” “project,” and similar terms. These forward-looking statements do not constitute guarantees of future performance and are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements. These include, among others: difficulty maintaining relationships with employees, including unionized employees, customers, distributors, suppliers, business partners or governmental entities; failure to successfully negotiate collective bargaining agreements or potential strikes, work stoppages or other similar events; difficulties leveraging market opportunities; changes in market demand for our products and services; rapid technological and market change; the ability to protect intellectual property rights; introduction or development of new products or transfer of work; higher risks in global operations and markets; the impact of intense competition; acts of terrorism, cybersecurity attacks or intrusions that could adversely impact our businesses; uncertainties relating to conditions in financial markets; currency fluctuations and foreign currency exposure; future financial performance of the industries or customers that we serve; our dependence upon revenues and earnings from a small number of significant customers; a major loss of customers; inability to realize expected sales or profits from existing backlog due to a range of factors, including changes in customer sourcing decisions, material changes, production schedules and volumes of specific programs; the impact of government budget and funding decisions; the impact of new or revised tax laws and regulations; changes in raw material or product prices and availability; integration of acquired businesses; restructuring costs or savings; the continuing impact of prior acquisitions and divestitures; and any other future strategic actions, including acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, or strategic business realignments, and our ability to achieve the financial and operational targets set in connection with any such actions; the outcome of pending and future legal, governmental, or regulatory proceedings and contingencies and uninsured claims; product liabilities; future repurchases of common stock; future levels of indebtedness; and numerous other matters of a global, regional or national scale, including those of a political, economic, business, competitive, environmental, regulatory and public health nature; government tariffs, trade agreements and trade policies; and other risks and uncertainties described in documents filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) by the Company, including, among others, those in the Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations and Risk Factors sections of the Company’s filings. The Company assumes no obligation to update its forward-looking statements.

Notes: (1) Results for 2017 have been adjusted on a retrospective basis to reflect the impact of the adoption of revised guidance for the presentation of pension and other postretirement benefit costs in the first quarter of 2018.

Notes: (1) Results for 2017 have been adjusted on a retrospective basis to reflect the impact of the adoption of revised guidance for the presentation of pension and other postretirement benefit costs in the first quarter of 2018.


(1) The Company defines free cash flow as net cash provided by operating activities less capital expenditures. The Company believes that the free cash flow metric is useful to investors and management as a measure of cash generated by business operations that can be used to invest in future growth, pay dividends, repurchase stock and reduce debt. This metric can also be used to evaluate the Company’s ability to generate cash flow from business operations and the impact that this cash flow has on the Company’s liquidity.

Notes: (1) The Company has excluded the following from its “as adjusted” financial measurements for 2018: 1) $1,522 of adjustments made in the second quarter of 2018 to reduce the tax expense recorded in December 2017 related to the U.S. tax reform (commonly referred to as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act), 2) short-term purchase accounting adjustments related to its Industrial Gas Springs (IGS) acquisition and 3) transaction costs related primarily to the IGS acquisition. The Company has excluded the following from its “as adjusted” financial measurements for 2017: 1) the effects of U.S. tax reform ($96,700), 2) short-term purchase accounting adjustments related to its FOBOHA acquisition, 3) charges from restructuring actions related to the closure and consolidation of two manufacturing facilities within the Industrial segment and 4) the related pension curtailment and settlement gains included in non-operating income. The tax effects of these items, excluding the effects of U.S. tax reform which impacted tax expense directly, were calculated based on the respective tax jurisdiction of each item. In 2018, the tax effect on the acquisition transaction costs is 0% as these costs are not expected to be deductible. The remaining items include tax effects that range from approximately 21% to 37%. Management believes that these adjustments provide the Company and its investors with an indication of our baseline performance excluding items that are not considered to be reflective of our ongoing results. Management does not intend results excluding the adjustments to represent results as defined by GAAP, and the reader should not consider it as an alternative measurement calculated in accordance with GAAP, or as an indicator of the Company’s performance. Accordingly, the measurements have limitations depending on their use. (2) Results for 2017 have been adjusted on a retrospective basis to reflect the impact of the adoption of revised guidance for the presentation of pension and other postretirement benefit costs in the first quarter of 2018.

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William Pitts

Director, Investor Relations




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