GLENDALE, Calif.--Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE:AVY) today announced preliminary, unaudited results for its second quarter ended July 2, 2016. All non-GAAP financial measures referenced in this document are reconciled to GAAP in the attached tables. Unless otherwise indicated, comparisons are to the same period in the prior year.
“We had another solid quarter, with earnings above our expectations,” said Mitch Butier, Avery Dennison president and CEO. “PSM delivered exceptional profitability, reflecting strong organic growth in the emerging markets, and productivity gains globally,” Butier added. “Amidst challenging apparel market conditions, RBIS earnings came in as expected. The team continues to make good progress with the transformation of this business.
“We have raised our outlook for full year earnings per share, reflecting the strong operating performance in the second quarter,” said Butier. “We remain confident that the consistent execution of our strategies will enable us to continue meeting our long-term goals for superior value creation through a balance of profitable growth and capital discipline."
For more details on the company’s results, see the summary table accompanying this news release, as well as the supplemental presentation materials, “Second Quarter 2016 Financial Review and Analysis,” posted on the company’s website at www.investors.averydennison.com, and furnished to the SEC on Form 8-K.
Second Quarter 2016 Results by Segment
Organic sales change refers to the increase or decrease in sales excluding the estimated impact of currency translation, product line exits, and acquisitions and divestitures. Adjusted operating margin refers to income before interest expense and taxes, excluding restructuring charges and other items, as a percentage of sales.
Pressure-sensitive Materials (PSM)
- PSM reported sales increased approximately 3 percent; on an organic basis, sales grew approximately 5 percent. Within the segment, organic sales growth was mid-single digit for Label and Packaging Materials, and low-single digit for combined Graphics and Performance Tapes.
- Operating margin improved 130 basis points to 13 percent as the benefit of productivity initiatives and increased volume more than offset higher employee-related costs and the net impact of price and raw material input costs. Adjusted operating margin improved 120 basis points.
Retail Branding and Information Solutions (RBIS)
- RBIS reported sales decreased 2 percent; on an organic basis, sales grew approximately 2 percent.
- Operating margin increased by nearly five points to 7.5 percent, largely due to the benefit of lower restructuring charges. Adjusted operating margin improved 30 basis points as the net savings associated with the business model transformation and higher volume were partially offset by the impact of strategic pricing actions and higher employee-related costs.
Share Repurchases / Equity Dilution from Long-Term Incentives
The company repurchased 0.9 million shares in the second quarter of 2016 at an aggregate cost of $64 million. Net of dilution, the company reduced its share count by 0.3 million in the second quarter. The cost of repurchases, net of proceeds from stock option exercises, was $39 million.
The second quarter effective tax rate was approximately 19 percent, compared to approximately 36 percent last year, reflecting the release of a valuation allowance associated with structural simplification efforts, and favorable outcomes for tax filing positions with certain foreign tax jurisdictions. The adjusted tax rate for the second quarter was 34 percent, consistent with the anticipated full year tax rate in the low to mid-thirty percent range.
Cost Reduction Actions
In the second quarter, the company realized approximately $21 million in pre-tax savings from restructuring, net of transition costs, and incurred pre-tax restructuring charges of approximately $6 million, approximately two-thirds of which represented cash charges.
Pension Settlement Charge
As part of a previously announced long-term strategy to reduce financial volatility associated with its frozen defined benefit pension plan for U.S. employees, the company offered eligible former employees the option to receive their benefits immediately as either a lump sum payment or an annuity, rather than waiting until they were retirement eligible under the terms of the plan. This action was completed during the second quarter, with payments made out of existing plan assets.
This action resulted in the settlement of approximately $70 million of the company’s pension liability, and a one-time, non-cash charge of approximately $41 million, or approximately $0.30 per share, in the second quarter. This action is not expected to change required contributions to the pension plan over the next several years. The company does not anticipate making any contributions to the U.S. pension plan in 2016, and the amount of contributions to foreign plans is expected to be similar to recent years.
In its supplemental presentation materials, “Second Quarter 2016 Financial Review and Analysis,” the company provides a list of factors that it believes will contribute to its 2016 financial results. Based on the factors listed and other assumptions, the company now expects 2016 earnings per share of $3.35 to $3.50. Excluding an estimated $0.15 per share for restructuring charges and other items, and $0.30 per share for the non-cash charge to settle the U.S. pension obligations, the company now expects adjusted earnings per share (non-GAAP) of $3.80 to $3.95.
Note: Throughout this release and the supplemental presentation materials, amounts on a per share basis reflect fully diluted shares outstanding.
About Avery Dennison
Avery Dennison (NYSE:AVY) is a global leader in labeling and packaging materials and solutions. The company’s applications and technologies are an integral part of products used in every major market and industry. With operations in more than 50 countries and over 25,000 employees worldwide, Avery Dennison serves customers with insights and innovations that help make brands more inspiring and the world more intelligent. Headquartered in Glendale, California, the company reported sales of $6.0 billion in 2015. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.
“Safe Harbor” Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995
Certain statements contained in this document are "forward-looking statements" intended to qualify for the safe harbor from liability established by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements, and financial or other business targets, are subject to certain risks and uncertainties. Actual results and trends may differ materially from historical or anticipated results depending on a variety of factors, including but not limited to risks and uncertainties relating to the following: fluctuations in demand affecting sales to customers; worldwide and local economic conditions; fluctuations in currency exchange rates and other risks associated with foreign operations, including in emerging markets; the financial condition and inventory strategies of customers; changes in customer preferences; fluctuations in cost and availability of raw materials; our ability to generate sustained productivity improvement; our ability to achieve and sustain targeted cost reductions; the impact of competitive products and pricing; loss of significant contracts or customers; collection of receivables from customers; selling prices; business mix shift; timely development and market acceptance of new products, including sustainable or sustainably-sourced products; investment in development activities and new production facilities; integration of acquisitions and completion of potential dispositions; amounts of future dividends and share repurchases; customer and supplier concentrations; successful implementation of new manufacturing technologies and installation of manufacturing equipment; disruptions in information technology systems, including cyber-attacks or other intrusions to network security; successful installation of new or upgraded information technology systems; data security breaches; volatility of financial markets; impairment of capitalized assets, including goodwill and other intangibles; credit risks; our ability to obtain adequate financing arrangements and maintain access to capital; fluctuations in interest and tax rates; changes in tax laws and regulations, and uncertainties associated with interpretations of such laws and regulations; outcome of tax audits; fluctuations in pension, insurance, and employee benefit costs; the impact of legal and regulatory proceedings, including with respect to environmental, health and safety; changes in governmental laws and regulations; protection and infringement of intellectual property; changes in political conditions; the impact of epidemiological events on the economy and our customers and suppliers; acts of war, terrorism, and natural disasters; and other factors.
We believe that the most significant risk factors that could affect our financial performance in the near-term include: (1) the impacts of economic conditions on underlying demand for our products and foreign currency fluctuations; (2) competitors' actions, including pricing, expansion in key markets, and product offerings; and (3) the degree to which higher costs can be offset with productivity measures and/or passed on to customers through selling price increases, without a significant loss of volume.
For a more detailed discussion of these and other factors, see “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Results of Operations and Financial Condition” in our 2015 Form 10-K, filed on February 24, 2016 with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. The forward-looking statements included in this document are made only as of the date of this document, and we undertake no obligation to update these statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances, other than as may be required by law.
For more information and to listen to a live broadcast or an audio replay of the quarterly conference call with analysts, visit the Avery Dennison website at www.investors.averydennison.com.
|Second Quarter Financial Summary - Preliminary, unaudited|
|(in millions, except % and per share amounts)|
|2Q||2Q||% Change vs. P/Y|
|Net sales, by segment:|
|Retail Branding and Information Solutions||378.0||383.8||(2||%)||2||%|
|Vancive Medical Technologies||18.4||18.1||2||%||---|
|Total net sales||$||1,541.5||$||1,516.0||2||%||4||%|
|As Reported (GAAP)||Adjusted Non-GAAP (b)|
|2Q||2Q||%||% of Sales||2Q||2Q||%||% of Sales|
|2016||2015 (c)||Change||2016||2015 (c)||2016||2015 (d)||Change||2016||2015 (d)|
Operating income (loss) before interest and taxes, by segment:
|Retail Branding and Information Solutions||28.3||10.0||7.5||%||2.6||%||30.7||30.0||8.1||%||7.8||%|
|Vancive Medical Technologies||1.6||(1.4||)||8.7||%||(7.7||%)||1.6||(0.8||)||8.7||%||(4.4||%)|
Total operating income before interest and taxes / operating margins
|Income from continuing operations before taxes||$||99.3||$||101.3||(2||%)||6.4||%||6.7||%||$||149.5||$||128.5||16||%||9.7||%||8.5||%|
|Provision for income taxes||$||19.3||$||36.6||$||50.8||$||43.7|
|Income from continuing operations||$||80.0||$||64.7||24||%||5.2||%||4.3||%||$||98.7||$||84.8||16||%||6.4||%||5.6||%|
|Loss from discontinued operations (e)||---||($1.0||)||n/m|
|Net income (loss) per common share, assuming dilution:|
|2Q Free Cash Flow from Continuing Operations (f)||$||189.0||$||133.2|
|YTD Free Cash Flow from Continuing Operations (f)||$||151.8||$||113.5|
|See accompanying schedules A-4 to A-8 for reconciliations from GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures.|
Percentage change in sales excluding the estimated impact of currency translation, product line exits, acquisitions and divestitures, and, where applicable, the extra week in our fiscal year.
|(b)||Excludes restructuring charges and other items.|
|(c)||Certain prior period amounts have been revised to reflect the impact of adjustments made in the third quarter of 2015 to certain of the Company's benefit plan balances.|
|(d)||Non-GAAP amounts have not been revised for the adjustments referenced in note (c) above since the impact is not material.|
|(e)||"Loss from discontinued operations" relates to the 2013 sale of the Office and Consumer Products and Designed and Engineered Solutions businesses.|
Free cash flow refers to cash flow from operations, less payments for property, plant and equipment, software and other deferred charges, plus proceeds from sales of property, plant and equipment, plus (minus) net proceeds from sales (purchases) of investments. Prior year amount has been reduced due to a reclassification of certain liquid short-term bank drafts with maturities greater than 3 months to other current assets.
|AVERY DENNISON CORPORATION|
|PRELIMINARY CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME|
|(In millions, except per share amounts)|
|`||Three Months Ended||Six Months Ended|
|Jul. 02, 2016||
Jul. 04, 2015(1)
|Jul. 02, 2016||
Jul. 04, 2015(1)
|Cost of products sold||1,107.4||1,098.4||2,170.3||2,196.4|
|Marketing, general & administrative expense||269.2||273.3||547.4||573.7|
|Other expense, net(2)||50.2||27.7||55.8||42.0|
|Income from continuing operations before taxes||99.3||101.3||222.8||201.3|
|Provision for income taxes||19.3||36.6||53.2||64.7|
|Income from continuing operations||80.0||64.7||169.6||136.6|
|Loss from discontinued operations||---||(1.0||)||---||(1.0||)|
|Per share amounts:|
|Net income (loss) per common share, assuming dilution|
|Net income per common share, assuming dilution||$||0.88||$||0.68||$||1.87||$||1.46|
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding, assuming dilution
|(1)||Certain prior period amounts have been revised to reflect the impact of adjustments made in the third quarter of 2015 to certain of the Company's benefit plan balances.|
|(2)||"Other expense, net" for the second quarter of 2016 includes severance and related costs of $3.6, asset impairment and lease cancellation charges of $2.8, loss from settlement of pension obligations of $41.4, transaction costs of $2.1, and loss on sale of asset of $.3.|
|"Other expense, net" for the second quarter of 2015 includes severance and related costs of $16.8, asset impairment and lease cancellation charges of $3.2, and loss on sale of product line and related exit costs of $7.7.|
|"Other expense, net" 2016 YTD includes severance and related costs of $8.8, asset impairment and lease cancellation charges of $3.2, loss from settlement of pension obligations of $41.4, transaction costs of $2.1, and loss on sale of asset of $.3.|
|"Other expense, net" 2015 YTD includes severance and related costs of $30.3, asset impairment and lease cancellation charges of $3.6, and loss on sale of product line and related exit costs of $10.3, partially offset by gain on sale of asset of $1.7 and legal settlement of $.5.|
|AVERY DENNISON CORPORATION|
|PRELIMINARY CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS|
|ASSETS||Jul. 02, 2016||Jul. 04, 2015|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||216.1||$||225.7|
|Trade accounts receivable, net||1,028.3||1,011.4|
|Assets held for sale||4.4||2.0|
|Other current assets||169.6||246.9|
|Total current assets||1,942.5||1,998.1|
|Property, plant and equipment, net||838.7||851.7|
|Other intangibles resulting from business acquisitions, net||36.4||55.7|
|Non-current deferred income taxes||390.4||300.9|
|LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY|
|Short-term borrowings and current portion of long-term debt and capital leases||$||199.0||$||182.2|
|Other current liabilities||525.3||507.8|