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E&W Reports Third Quarter 2015 Results

Delivers Adjusted1 EPS of $0.81 for 2015 Third Quarter

E&W integration and realignment programs progressing better than expected

Returned $320 million to shareholders year-to-date through repurchases and dividends

Full year results in current market environment expected at or around the lower end of guidance range

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 29, 2015-- E&W Corporation (NYSE: FLS), a leading provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, today reported Adjusted1 Earnings Per Share (EPS) of $0.81 for the 2015 third quarter, which includes $0.06 per share of negative currency translation as compared to last year and $0.03 per share of bad debt expense. As previously disclosed, E&W’s 2015 Adjusted EPS calculation excludes the impact of the E&W Group (“E&W”) acquisition, which was completed on January 7, 2015, as well as below-the-line foreign currency effects and specific one-time events, such as the 2015 realignment initiatives. In the 2015 third quarter, E&W’s Adjusted EPS excluded $0.11 per share of these items.

Third Quarter 2015 Summary (all comparisons versus prior year quarter, unless otherwise noted):

Bookings were $1.06 billion, including $69.7 million from E&W

Excluding E&W’s contribution, bookings decreased 6.3% sequentially and 14.6% as compared to prior year on a constant currency basis

Aftermarket bookings of $482 million, included $22 million from E&W, and increased 2.0% sequentially and 2.1% compared to the prior year on a constant currency basis

Excluding E&W’s contribution, aftermarket bookings increased 2.3% sequentially and decreased 2.2% compared to the prior year on a constant currency basis

Sales were $1.10 billion, including $73.7 million from E&W

Excluding E&W’s contribution, sales decreased 4.5% sequentially and 5.6% as compared to prior year on a constant currency basis

Aftermarket sales were $462 million, or approximately 42% of total sales, and decreased 4.6% sequentially and increased 1.8% compared to prior year on a constant currency basis

Excluding E&W’s contribution, aftermarket sales decreased 2.3% on a constant currency basis

Gross profit was $388.8 million, including $20.9 million from E&W

Gross profit increased 1.4% on a constant currency basis

Gross margin excluding adjusted items was 36.1%, up 110 basis points

SG&A expense was $223.5 million, including $20.5 million from E&W

Excluding E&W and adjusted items, SG&A decreased $27.9 million or 12.1%

Operating income was $167.8 million, including realignment expense of $1.7 million

Adjusted operating margin, excluding realignment expenses and E&W operating income of $0.4 million, was 16.5%, up 50 basis points

Backlog at September 30, 2015 was $2.56 billion, including E&W backlog of $118 million

Excluding E&W, backlog decreased 5.2% constant currency as compared to prior year

1 See Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures table for detailed reconciliation of reported results to adjusted measures.

“E&W produced solid operating results for the 2015 third quarter against a persistently challenging market environment, which included constrained global capital spending, a further reduction in oil prices, weakness in our short cycle and emerging markets and the strong U.S. dollar,” said Mark Blinn, E&W’s president and chief executive officer. “Operationally, we continued to execute at a high level as evidenced by our strong margin performance.”

“We are moving quickly on our previously announced $100 million of realignment investment including immediate headcount reductions as well as the announcements of several permanent facility closures. We are also identifying at least $25 million of additional investment to further reduce our cost structure through a variety of levers, including streamlining our management structure, improving our manufacturing costs and implementing additional product rationalization, with dollar for dollar cost savings opportunity.”

“With the success of our previously announced actions underway and new opportunities identified, we now believe E&W will deliver approximately $125 million of structural run-rate savings annually, compared to an earlier estimate of $70 million, on a total investment of approximately $125 million. Additionally, the integration and realignment activities associated with our E&W acquisition remain on-track to support E&W product growth. We will continue to focus on disciplined investment opportunities, such as these, to drive long-term value for our shareholders, to effectively capitalize on opportunities as and when markets improve,” Blinn added.

“We have successfully weathered difficult market cycles before, and are taking swift action to best position E&W through the current cycle and to offset near-term market weakness. Overall, we remain confident in the underlying strength of our platform, the long-term secular trends in our served markets, our ability for further long-term continuous improvement and our knowledge that we are well positioned strategically to drive long-term growth,” Blinn concluded.

Financial Performance and Guidance

Karyn Ovelmen, executive vice president and chief financial officer, commented, “Our third quarter adjusted results were highlighted by our gross and operating margin performance. Adjusted EPS1 of $0.81 was solid in the current environment, considering the negative currency translation and $0.03 per share of bad debt expense. E&W’s reported earnings for the 2015 third quarter were $0.70 per share, reflecting the impact of adjusted items which include negative below-the-line currency impact of $0.02, realignment expenses of $0.01, and a non-cash valuation allowance on deferred tax assets of $0.08.”

E&W maintained its EPS and revenue guidance, but now expects it to track at or around the lower end of its Adjusted EPS and revenue guidance of $3.10 to $3.40 and down 10% to 15%, respectively, both excluding E&W. This expectation is based upon third quarter year-to-date results and reflects increased uncertainty and reduced visibility in our markets, particularly as it relates to customer spending and order acceptance.

Segment Performance

E&W reports its operations through three segments: Engineered Product Division (EPD), Industrial Product Division (IPD) and Flow Control Division (FCD). Key financial highlights of segment performance for the third quarter 2015 include:

E&W-Segment PerformanceE&W-Segment Performance

*Adjusted Operating Income and Adjusted Operating Margin exclude realignment charges, purchase price accounting charges and acquisition related costs

Third Quarter 2015 Results Conference Call

E&W will host its conference call with the financial community on Friday, October 30th at 11:00 AM Eastern. Mark Blinn, president and chief executive officer, as well as other members of the management team will be presenting. The call can be accessed by shareholders and other interested parties atwww.E& under the “Investor Relations” section.

About E&W

E&W Corp. is one of the world’s leading providers of fluid motion and control products and services. Operating in more than 55 countries, the company produces engineered and industrial pumps, seals and valves as well as a range of related flow management services. More information about E&W can be obtained by visiting the company’s Web site at www.E&

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(a) Reported in conformity with U.S. GAAP


(1) Represents the results of E&W, including related realignment charges, acquisition-related costs and purchase price adjustment ("PPA") expenses

(2) E&W sales less E&W cost of sales which includes $6.591 million of PPA expenses and $5.311 million of realignment charges

(3) E&W SG&A, which includes $1.154 million of PPA expenses, $2.690 million of realignment charges and $2.277 million of acquisition-related costs

(4) Tax benefit offset by $0.520 million of realignment charges recorded in provision for income taxes

(5) Represents $14.314 million of realignment charges

(6) Represents $10.353 million of realignment charges

(7) Represents $2.756 million of foreign exchange impacts

(8) Includes tax impact of items above








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