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Woodward Reports Fiscal Year 2021 Results

November, 18, 2021

FORT COLLINS, Colo., Nov. 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD) today reported financial results for its fiscal year 2021 and fourth quarter ending September 30, 2021.

All amounts are presented on an as reported U.S. GAAP basis unless otherwise indicated. All per share amounts are presented on a fully diluted basis. All comparisons are made to the same period of the prior year unless otherwise stated.

Fourth Quarter 2021 Overview

  • Net sales were $570 million, compared to $531 million.
  • Earnings per share were $0.76, compared to $0.89.
  • Adjusted earnings per share1 were $0.82, compared to $0.75.

Fiscal Year 2021 Overview

  • Net sales were $2.25 billion, compared to $2.50 billion.
  • Earnings per share were $3.18, compared to $3.74.
  • Adjusted earnings per share were $3.24 compared to $3.96.
  • Net cash provided by operating activities was $465 million, compared to $349 million. Free cash flow1 and adjusted free cash flow1 were $427 million for 2021. For fiscal year 2020 free cash flow was $302 million and adjusted free cash flow was $315 million.

“We delivered solid performance in 2021 despite the continuing impacts of COVID-19 on our markets. Supply chain disruptions and regional market volatility were experienced across the company; however, our effective cost control measures and strong working capital management enabled us to mitigate these impacts and generate robust free cash flow,” said Thomas A. Gendron, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Looking into fiscal 2022, we expect continued improvement in most of our end markets, although we also expect uncertainty and volatility around the pace of recovery to persist. We continue to be resilient against a challenging macroeconomic backdrop and remain focused on maintaining our strong financial position to allow us to capitalize on future market opportunities.”

Company Results

Net sales for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021 were $570 million, compared to $531 million for the fourth quarter of last year, an increase of 7 percent. Sales for the quarter and the full year were negatively impacted by approximately $32 million due to global supply chain disruptions, which delayed orders scheduled for shipment.

Net earnings for the fourth quarter of 2021 were $50 million, or $0.76 per share, compared to $57 million, or $0.89 per share.

Adjusted net earnings1 for the fourth quarter of 2021 were $54 million, or $0.82 per share, compared to $48 million, or $0.75 per share, for the fourth quarter of the prior year.

Net sales for fiscal 2021 were $2.25 billion, compared to $2.50 billion last year, a decrease of 10 percent. Net earnings for 2021 were $209 million, or $3.18 per share, compared to $240 million, or $3.74 per share, for the prior year.

Adjusted net earnings were $212 million, or $3.24 per share, compared to $254 million, or $3.96 per share, for the prior year.

EBIT1 was $69 million for the fourth quarter of 2021, compared to $77 million for the fourth quarter of 2020. Adjusted EBIT1 for the fourth quarter of 2021 was $74 million, compared to $65 million for the fourth quarter of 2020.

EBIT was $279 million for fiscal 2021, compared to $316 million for 2020. Adjusted EBIT was $284 million for fiscal 2021, compared to $343 million for 2020.

The effective tax rate for the fourth quarter of 2021 was 18.2 percent, compared to 16.0 percent in the prior year. The adjusted effective tax rate1 was 18.8 percent, compared to 13.8 percent for the fourth quarter of 2020.

The full year effective tax rate for 2021 was 15.1 percent, compared to 14.7 percent for the prior year. The adjusted effective tax rate for the full year 2021 was 15.3 percent, compared to 17.8 percent for fiscal year 2020.

Segment Results

Aerospace

Aerospace segment net sales for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021 were $377 million, compared to $336 million for the fourth quarter a year ago, an increase of 12 percent.

Both commercial OEM and aftermarket sales for the fourth quarter of 2021 increased due to higher OEM aircraft production rates and continued recovery in domestic passenger traffic. However, defense aftermarket sales were lower compared to a strong prior year quarter.

Segment earnings for the fourth quarter of 2021 were $66 million, compared to $58 million for the fourth quarter of last year. Segment earnings as a percent of segment net sales were 17.4 percent for the fourth quarter of both 2021 and 2020. The increase in segment earnings was primarily the result of higher volume, predominantly in commercial OEM.

For fiscal 2021, Aerospace segment net sales were $1.40 billion, a decrease of 12 percent compared to $1.59 billion for the prior year. Segment earnings for 2021 were $234 million, or 16.7 percent of segment net sales, compared to $310 million, or 19.5 percent of segment net sales, in the prior year.

Industrial

Industrial segment net sales for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021 were $193 million, compared to $195 million for the fourth quarter a year ago, a decrease of 1 percent.

Industrial sales for the fourth quarter of 2021 declined primarily due to lower industrial gas turbines sales as well as weakness in natural gas engines in China, partially offset by improvements in marine.

Industrial segment earnings for the fourth quarter of 2021 were $21 million, or 10.7 percent of segment net sales, compared to $19 million, or 9.6 percent of segment net sales, for the prior year quarter. Industrial segment earnings increased primarily due to the favorable impacts of foreign currency exchange rates.

For fiscal year 2021, Industrial segment net sales were $842 million, compared to $905 million for the prior year, a 7 percent decrease. For fiscal year 2020, Industrial segment net sales excluding renewable power systems and related businesses1 (“RPS”), which was divested on April 30, 2020, were $837 million. Foreign currency exchange rates had a favorable impact on Industrial segment net sales for 2021 of approximately $33 million.  

Industrial segment earnings for 2021 were $109 million, or 12.9 percent of segment net sales, compared to $100 million, or 11.1 percent of segment net sales, for the same period last year.

For fiscal year 2020, Industrial segment earnings excluding RPS1 were $97 million, or 11.6 percent of segment net sales.

Nonsegment

Nonsegment expenses were $17 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021, compared to $0.2 million for the same period of the prior year. Adjusted nonsegment expenses1 for the fourth quarter of both 2021 and 2020 were $12 million. Adjusted nonsegment expenses for the fourth quarter of 2021 excludes restructuring charges. Adjusted nonsegment expenses for the fourth quarter of 2020 primarily excludes the gain on sale of properties.

Nonsegment expenses totaled $64 million for 2021, compared to $95 million for 2020. Adjusted nonsegment expenses were $59 million for 2021, compared to $67 million for the prior year.

Cash Flow and Financial Position

Net cash provided by operating activities for fiscal year 2021 was $465 million, compared to $349 million for the prior year. Payments for property, plant, and equipment for 2021 were $38 million, compared to $47 million for 2020. Free cash flow and adjusted free cash flow were both $427 million for 2021. For fiscal year 2020 free cash flow was $302 million and adjusted free cash flow was $315 million. The increase in free cash flow and adjusted free cash flow in 2021 was primarily related to effective working capital management, partially offset by lower net earnings.

Total debt was $735 million at September 30, 2021, compared to $838 million at September 30, 2020. Debt-to-EBITDA1 leverage at September 30, 2021 was 1.7 times EBITDA, consistent with 1.7 times EBITDA at September 30, 2020.

During fiscal year 2021, $82 million was returned to stockholders in the form of $36 million of dividends and $46 million of repurchased shares under the previously authorized $500 million share repurchase program of which $441 million remained available at the end of fiscal 2021.

Fiscal Year 2022 Outlook

End markets and supply chain disruptions are anticipated to improve in fiscal year 2022, although the uncertainty and volatility around the pace of the recovery is expected to persist. Growth and profitability in both segments could be negatively affected if COVID-19 and supply chain disruptions do not improve, or if the pace of inflation puts additional pressure on labor and material costs.  

Total net sales for fiscal 2022 are expected to be between $2.45 and $2.65 billion. Aerospace and Industrial sales growth percentage are each expected to be in the low double digits to mid-teens.

Aerospace segment earnings as a percent of segment net sales are expected to increase by approximately 200 to 300 basis points, primarily due to the increased sales volume in both commercial OEM and aftermarket, partially offset by lower guided weapon sales and the return of annual variable incentive compensation costs. Industrial segment earnings as a percent of segment net sales are expected to be approximately flat to up by 150 basis points, primarily due to the increased sales volume, partially offset by the return of annual variable incentive compensation costs.  

The effective tax rate is expected to be approximately 21 percent.

Free cash flow is expected to be approximately $315 million, generating a free cash flow conversion rate of greater than 100 percent. As sales growth returns, we anticipate higher working capital requirements, primarily driven by accounts receivable. Also, capital expenditures are expected to increase by approximately $30 million.

Earnings per share is expected to be between $3.55 and $3.95 based on approximately 66 million of fully diluted weighted average shares outstanding. The favorable impacts of sales growth and productivity improvements in both segments are being partially offset by the expected return of annual variable compensation costs, inflationary pressures, and a higher tax rate.

Conference Call

Woodward will hold an investor conference call at 4:30 p.m. EST, November 18, 2021, to provide an overview of the financial performance for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2021, business highlights, and outlook for fiscal 2022. You are invited to listen to the live webcast of our conference call, or a recording, and view or download accompanying presentation slides at our website, www.woodward.com2.

You may also listen to the call by dialing 1-877-231-2582 (domestic) or 1-478-219-0714 (international). Participants should call prior to the start time to allow for registration; the Conference ID is 7551843. An audio replay will be available by telephone from 7:30 p.m. EST on November 18, 2021 until 11:59 p.m. EST on December 2, 2021. The telephone number to access the replay is 1-855-859-2056 (domestic) or 1-404-537-3406 (international), reference access code 7551843.

A webcast presentation will be available on the website by selecting “Investors/Events & Presentations.” The call and presentation will remain accessible at the website for 14 days.

About Woodward, Inc.

Woodward is an independent designer, manufacturer, and service provider of control system solutions and components for the aerospace and industrial markets. The company's innovative fluid, combustion, electrical, and motion control systems help customers offer cleaner, more reliable, and more efficient equipment. Our customers include leading original equipment manufacturers and end users of their products. Woodward is a global company headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA. Visit our website at www.woodward.com.

Cautionary Statement

Information in this press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, statements regarding our business and financial outlook for 2022, including trends in our business, statements about the continued and expected or potential effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on our business, and the management of our business, our continued resilience against a challenging macroeconomic backdrop, the continued and expected uncertainty and volatility around the pace of recovery in our markets, the strength of our financial position and our ability to maintain our financial position, our ability to effectively capitalize on future market opportunities, and expectations related to the performance of our segments and specific markets within those segments, and our future sales, earnings, earnings per share, segment earnings as a percent of segment net sales, cash flows, working capital, and effective tax rate. Readers are cautioned that these forward-looking statements are only predictions and are subject to risks, uncertainties, and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Factors that could cause actual results and the timing of certain events to differ materially from the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the COVID-19 pandemic and related significant volatility in financial, product, service, commodities (including oil and gas) and other markets and industries (including the aviation industry); a decline in our customers’ business, or our business with, or financial distress of, Woodward’s significant customers; global economic uncertainty and instability in the financial markets; Woodward’s ability to manage product liability claims, product recalls or other liabilities associated with the products and services that Woodward provides; Woodward’s long sales cycle, customer evaluation process, and implementation period of some of its products and services; Woodward’s ability to implement and realize the intended effects of any restructuring efforts; Woodward’s ability to successfully manage competitive factors, including prices, competitor product development, industry consolidation, and commodity and other input cost increases; Woodward’s ability to manage expenses and product mix while responding to sales increases or decreases; the ability of Woodward’s suppliers to perform contractual obligations and to provide Woodward with materials of sufficient quality or quantity required to meet Woodward’s production needs at favorable prices or at all; Woodward’s ability to monitor its technological expertise and the success of, and/or costs associated with, its product development activities; consolidation in the aerospace market and our participation in a strategic joint venture with General Electric Company may make it more difficult to secure long-term sales in certain aerospace markets; Woodward’s debt obligations, debt service requirements, and ability to operate its business, pursue its business strategies and incur additional debt in light of covenants contained in its outstanding debt agreements; Woodward’s ability to manage additional tax expense and exposures; risks related to Woodward’s U.S. Government contracting activities, including liabilities resulting from legal and regulatory proceedings, inquiries, or investigations related to such activities; the potential of a significant reduction in defense sales due to decreases, delays or changes in the amount of U.S. Federal defense spending or other specific budget cuts impacting defense programs in which Woodward participates; changes in government spending patterns, priorities, subsidy programs and/or regulatory requirements; future impairment charges resulting from changes in the estimates of fair value of reporting units or of long-lived assets; environmental liabilities related to manufacturing activities and/or real estate acquisitions; Woodward’s continued access to a stable workforce and favorable labor relations with its employees; physical and other risks related to Woodward’s operations and suppliers, including natural disasters and COVID-19 related impacts, which could disrupt production; Woodward’s ability to successfully manage regulatory, tax, and legal matters; impacts of tariff regulations; risks from operating internationally, including the impact on reported earnings from fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates, and compliance with and changes in the legal and regulatory environments of the United States and the countries in which Woodward operates; industry risks, including increases in natural gas prices, unforeseen events that may reduce commercial aviation, such as diseases, epidemics, pandemics and natural disasters, and increasing emissions standards; any adverse effects on Woodward’s operations due to cybersecurity breaches or other information technology system interruptions or intrusions; and other risk factors described in Woodward's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2020 and any subsequently filed Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, as well as its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2021, which we expect to file shortly, and other risks described in Woodward’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

   
Woodward, Inc. and Subsidiaries  
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS  
(Unaudited - in thousands except per share amounts)  
                                       
    Three Months Ended
September 30,
      Year Ended
September 30,
 
    2021       2020       2021       2020  
                                       
Net sales   $ 570,217       $ 531,264       $ 2,245,832       $ 2,495,665  
Costs and expenses:                                      
Cost of goods sold     436,434         407,480         1,694,774         1,855,422  
Selling, general and administrative expenses     38,405         40,675         186,866         217,710  
Research and development costs     27,703         27,105         117,091         133,134  
Impairment of assets sold     -         -         -         37,902  
Restructuring charges     5,008         3,176         5,008         22,216  
Gain on cross-currency interest rate swaps, net     -         -         -         (30,481 )
Interest expense     8,730         9,309         34,282         35,811  
Interest income     (409 )       (424 )       (1,495 )       (1,764 )
Other (income) expense, net     (6,684 )       (24,175 )       (36,493 )       (56,166 )
Total costs and expenses     509,187         463,146         2,000,033         2,213,784  
Earnings before income taxes     61,030         68,118         245,799         281,881  
Income taxes     11,125         10,879         37,150         41,486  
Net earnings   $ 49,905       $ 57,239       $ 208,649       $ 240,395  
                                       
Earnings per share amounts:                                      
Basic earnings per share   $ 0.79       $ 0.92       $ 3.30       $ 3.86  
Diluted earnings per share   $ 0.76       $ 0.89       $ 3.18       $ 3.74  
Weighted average common shares outstanding:                                      
Basic     63,500         62,501         63,287         62,267  
Diluted     65,711         63,997         65,555         64,209  
                                       
Cash dividends per share paid to Woodward common stockholders   $ 0.1625       $ 0.0813       $ 0.5688       $ 0.6050  

 

   
Woodward, Inc. and Subsidiaries  
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS  
(Unaudited - in thousands)  
                     
      September 30,       September 30,  
      2021       2020  
Assets                    
Current assets:                    
Cash and cash equivalents     $ 448,462       $ 153,270  
Accounts receivable       523,051         537,987  
Inventories       419,971         437,943  
Income taxes receivable       12,071         28,879  
Other current assets       61,168         52,786  
Total current assets       1,464,723         1,210,865  
Property, plant, and equipment, net       950,569         997,415  
Goodwill       805,333         808,252  
Intangible assets, net       559,289         606,711  
Deferred income tax assets       14,066         14,658  
Other assets       297,024         265,435  
Total assets     $ 4,091,004       $ 3,903,336  
                     
Liabilities and stockholders’ equity                    
Current liabilities:                    
Current portion of long-term debt       728         101,634  
Accounts payable       170,909         134,242  
Income taxes payable       11,481         4,662  
Accrued liabilities       183,139         151,794  
Total current liabilities       366,257         392,332  
Long-term debt, less current portion       734,122         736,849  
Deferred income tax liabilities       157,936         163,573  
Other liabilities       617,908         617,905  
Total liabilities       1,876,223         1,910,659  
Stockholders’ equity       2,214,781         1,992,677  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity     $ 4,091,004       $ 3,903,336  

 

   
Woodward, Inc. and Subsidiaries  
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS  
(Unaudited - in thousands)  
      For the Year
Ended September 30,
 
      2021       2020  
Net cash provided by operating activities     $ 464,669       $ 349,491  
                     
Cash flows from investing activities:                    
Payments for purchase of property, plant, and equipment       (37,689 )       (47,087 )
Proceeds from sale of assets       154         30,173  
Proceeds from business divestiture       -         10,443  
Proceeds from sales of short-term investments       16,575         12,700  
Payments for purchases of short-term investments       (14,337 )       (13,109 )
Net cash used in investing activities       (35,297 )       (6,880 )
                     
Cash flows from financing activities:                    
Cash dividends paid       (36,041 )       (37,664 )
Proceeds from sales of treasury stock       34,706         24,969  
Payments for repurchases of common stock       (33,344 )       (13,346 )
Borrowings on revolving lines of credit and short-term borrowings       74,400         1,248,135  
Payments on revolving lines of credit and short-term borrowings       (74,400 )       (1,510,746 )
Payments of long-term debt and finance lease obligations       (101,639 )       (1,590 )
Net cash used in financing activities       (136,318 )       (290,242 )
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents       2,138         1,828  
Net change in cash and cash equivalents       295,192         54,197  
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year       153,270         99,073  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of year     $ 448,462       $ 153,270  
                     

 

   
Woodward, Inc. and Subsidiaries  
SEGMENT NET SALES AND EARNINGS  
(Unaudited - in thousands)  
                                         
      Three Months Ended       Year Ended  
      September 30,       September 30,  
      2021       2020       2021       2020  
Net sales:                                        
Aerospace     $ 376,832       $ 336,308       $ 1,404,117       $ 1,590,963  
Industrial       193,385         194,956         841,715         904,702  
Total consolidated net sales     $ 570,217       $ 531,264       $ 2,245,832       $ 2,495,665  
Segment earnings*:                                        
Aerospace     $ 65,715       $ 58,492       $ 234,356       $ 310,137  
As a percent of segment net sales       17.4 %       17.4 %       16.7 %       19.5 %
Industrial       20,747         18,681         108,672         100,321  
As a percent of segment net sales       10.7 %       9.6 %       12.9 %       11.1 %
Total segment earnings       86,462         77,173         343,028         410,458  
Nonsegment expenses       (17,111 )       (170 )       (64,442 )       (94,530 )
EBIT       69,351         77,003         278,586         315,928  
Interest expense, net       (8,321 )       (8,885 )       (32,787 )       (34,047 )
Consolidated earnings before income taxes     $ 61,030       $ 68,118       $ 245,799       $ 281,881  
                                         
*This schedule reconciles segment earnings, which exclude certain costs, to consolidated earnings before taxes.  
                                         
Payments for property, plant and equipment     $ 16,342       $ 8,015       $ 37,689       $ 47,087  
Depreciation expense     $ 21,387       $ 23,599       $ 87,631       $ 91,700  

 

   
Woodward, Inc. and Subsidiaries  
RECONCILIATION OF EARNINGS TO ADJUSTED EARNINGS 1  
(Unaudited - in thousands, except per share amounts)  
                                                   
    Three Months Ended     Three Months Ended  
    September 30, 2021     September 30, 2020  
      Before
Income
Tax
    Net of
Income
Tax
    Per
Share,
Net of
Income
Tax
    Before
Income
Tax
    Net of
Income
Tax
    Per
Share,
Net of
Income
Tax
 
Earnings (U.S. GAAP)     $ 61,030     $ 49,905     $ 0.76     $ 68,118     $ 57,239     $ 0.89  
Non-U.S. GAAP adjustments:                                                  
Gain on sale of properties       -       -       -       (11,131 )     (8,376 )     (0.13 )
Merger and divestiture transaction costs       -       -       -       (2,299 )     (1,730 )     (0.03 )
Restructuring charges       5,008       3,736       0.06       3,176       2,421       0.04  
Gain on sale of disposal group       -       -       -       (2,025 )     (1,436 )     (0.02 )
Total non-U.S. GAAP adjustments       5,008       3,736       0.06       (12,279 )     (9,121 )     (0.14 )
Adjusted earnings (Non-U.S. GAAP)     $ 66,038     $ 53,641     $ 0.82     $ 55,839     $ 48,118     $ 0.75  
                                                   
                                                   

 

   
Woodward, Inc. and Subsidiaries  
RECONCILIATION OF EARNINGS TO ADJUSTED EARNINGS 1  
(Unaudited - in thousands, except per share amounts)  
                                                   
      Year Ended     Year Ended  
      September 30, 2021     September 30, 2020  
      Before
Income
Tax
    Net of
Income
Tax
    Per
Share,
Net of
Income
Tax
    Before
Income
Tax
    Net of
Income
Tax
    Per
Share,
Net of
Income
Tax
 
Earnings (U.S. GAAP)     $ 245,799     $ 208,649     $ 3.18     $ 281,881     $ 240,395     $ 3.74  
Non-U.S. GAAP adjustments:                                                  
Gain on sale of properties       -       -       -       (24,653 )     (18,551 )     (0.29 )
Impairment of assets sold       -       -       -       37,902       28,016       0.44  
Merger and divestiture transaction costs       -       -       -       16,355       12,307       0.19  
Restructuring charges       5,008       3,736       0.06       22,216       16,621       0.26  
Loss on sale of disposal group       -       -       -       515       365       0.01  
Acceleration of stock compensation       -       -       -       2,376       1,788       0.03  
Net gain on cross-currency interest rate swaps       -       -       -       (27,481 )     (26,904 )     (0.42 )
Total non-U.S. GAAP adjustments       5,008       3,736       0.06       27,230       13,642       0.22  
Adjusted earnings (Non-U.S. GAAP)     $ 250,807     $ 212,385     $ 3.24     $ 309,111     $ 254,037     $ 3.96  
                                                   
                                                   

 

   
Woodward, Inc. and Subsidiaries  
RECONCILIATION OF NET EARNINGS TO EBIT 1 AND ADJUSTED EBIT 1  
(Unaudited - in thousands)  
                                         
      Three Months Ended       Year Ended  
      September 30,       September 30,  
      2021       2020       2021       2020  
Net earnings (U.S. GAAP)     $ 49,905       $ 57,239       $ 208,649       $ 240,395  
Income taxes       11,125         10,879         37,150         41,486  
Interest expense       8,730         9,309         34,282         35,811  
Interest income       (409 )       (424 )       (1,495 )       (1,764 )
EBIT (Non-U.S. GAAP)       69,351         77,003         278,586         315,928  
Non-U.S. GAAP adjustments*       5,008         (12,279 )       5,008         27,230  
Adjusted EBIT (Non-U.S. GAAP)     $ 74,359       $ 64,724       $ 283,594       $ 343,158  
                                         
*See Reconciliation of Earnings to Adjusted Earnings1 tables above for the list of Non-U.S. GAAP adjustments made in the applicable periods.  

 

   
Woodward, Inc. and Subsidiaries  
RECONCILIATION OF NET EARNINGS TO EBITDA 1 AND ADJUSTED EBITDA 1  
(Unaudited - in thousands)  
                                       
    Three Months Ended       Year Ended  
    September 30,       September 30,  
    2021       2020       2021       2020  
Net earnings (U.S. GAAP)   $ 49,905       $ 57,239       $ 208,649       $ 240,395  
Income taxes     11,125         10,879         37,150         41,486  
Interest expense     8,730         9,309         34,282         35,811  
Interest income     (409 )       (424 )       (1,495 )       (1,764 )
Amortization of intangible assets     10,338         9,977         41,893         39,458  
Depreciation expense     21,387         23,599         87,631         91,700  
EBITDA (Non-U.S. GAAP)     101,076         110,579         408,110         447,086  
Non-U.S. GAAP adjustments*     5,008         (12,279 )       5,008         27,230  
Adjusted EBITDA (Non-U.S. GAAP)   $ 106,084       $ 98,300       $ 413,118       $ 474,316  
                                       
*See Reconciliation of Earnings to Adjusted Earnings1 tables above for the list of Non-U.S. GAAP adjustments made in the applicable periods.  

 

   
Woodward, Inc. and Subsidiaries  
RECONCILIATION OF INDUSTRIAL SEGMENT NET SALES
EXCLUDING RENEWABLE POWER SYSTEMS AND RELATED BUSINESSES 1
 
(Unaudited - in thousands)  
                                       
    Three Months Ended       Year Ended  
    September 30,       September 30,  
    2021       2020       2021       2020  
Industrial segment net sales   $ 193,385       $ 194,956       $ 841,715       $ 904,702  
Renewable power systems and related businesses sales     -         -         -         67,663  
Industrial segment net sales excluding renewable power systems and related businesses   $ 193,385       $ 194,956       $ 841,715       $ 837,039  

 

   
Woodward, Inc. and Subsidiaries  
RECONCILIATION OF INDUSTRIAL SEGMENT EARNINGS
EXCLUDING RENEWABLE POWER SYSTEMS AND RELATED BUSINESSES 1
 
(Unaudited - in thousands)  
                                       
    Three Months Ended       Year Ended  
    September 30,       September 30,  
    2021       2020       2021       2020  
Industrial segment earnings   $ 20,747       $ 18,681       $ 108,672       $ 100,321  
Renewable power systems and related businesses earnings     -         -         -         3,602  
Industrial segment earnings excluding renewable power systems and related businesses   $ 20,747       $ 18,681       $ 108,672       $ 96,719  

 

   
Woodward, Inc. and Subsidiaries  
RECONCILIATION OF NONSEGMENT EXPENSES TO ADJUSTED NONSEGMENT EXPENSES 1  
(Unaudited - in thousands)  
                                       
    Three Months Ended       Year Ended  
    September 30,       September 30,  
    2021       2020       2021       2020  
Nonsegment expenses (U.S. GAAP)   $ 17,111       $ 170       $ 64,442       $ 94,530  
Gain on sale of properties     -         11,131         -         24,653  
Impairment of assets sold     -         -         -         (37,902 )
Net gain (loss) on sale of disposal group     -         2,025         -         (515 )
Merger and divestiture transaction costs     -         2,299         -         (16,355 )
Restructuring charges     (5,008 )       (3,176 )       (5,008 )       (22,216 )
Net gain on cross-currency interest rate swaps     -         -         -         27,481  
Acceleration of stock compensation     -         -         -         (2,376 )
Adjusted nonsegment expenses (Non-U.S. GAAP)   $ 12,103       $ 12,449       $ 59,434       $ 67,300  

 

   
Woodward, Inc. and Subsidiaries  
RECONCILIATION OF CASH FLOW FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES TO FREE CASH FLOW AND ADJUSTED FREE CASH FLOW 1  
(Unaudited - in thousands)  
      Year Ended  
      September 30,  
      2021       2020  
                     
Net cash provided by operating activities     $ 464,669       $ 349,491  
Payments for property, plant, and equipment       (37,689 )       (47,087 )
Free cash flow (Non-U.S. GAAP)       426,980         302,404  
Cash proceeds from the sale of the Duarte facility       -         30,089  
Cash paid for merger and divestiture transaction costs       -         19,853  
Cash paid for restructuring charges       -         18,065  
Net cash proceeds from cross-currency interest rate swaps       -         (55,191 )
Adjusted free cash flow (Non-U.S. GAAP)     $ 426,980       $ 315,220  
                     

1Adjusted and Non-U.S. GAAP Financial Measures: Adjusted net earnings, adjusted earnings per share, adjusted Industrial segment earnings, adjusted EBIT and EBITDA, adjusted effective tax rate, Industrial segment net sales excluding RPS, Industrial segment earnings excluding RPS, and adjusted nonsegment expenses exclude, as applicable, (i) the gain on sale of assets associated with the sale of the Company’s real property, (ii) the charge from the impairment of assets held for sale, and the gains or losses (as applicable depending on the period of comparison) associated with the Company’s divestiture of the renewable power systems and related businesses (which we refer to as “RPS” or the disposal group), (iii) costs associated with the previously proposed merger with Hexcel, (iv) transaction costs associated with the completed divestiture of the disposal group, (v) restructuring charges, (vi) acceleration of stock compensation expense related to restructuring activities, and (vii) the net gain on settlement of cross-currency interest rate swaps. Woodward believes that these items are short-term costs/benefits or are otherwise not related to the ongoing operations of the business and therefore, uses them to illustrate more clearly how the underlying business of Woodward is performing. Adjusted free cash flow is free cash flow (defined below) plus the cash proceeds from the sale of real property at our former Duarte operations, cash payments added back for merger and divestiture transaction costs and restructuring activities, and excluding cash proceeds from the settlement of our cross-currency interest rate swaps. Management believes these adjustments to free cash flow better portrays Woodward’s operating performance.

EBIT (earnings before interest and taxes), EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization), free cash flow, adjusted free cash flow, adjusted net earnings, adjusted net earnings per share, adjusted EBIT, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted effective tax rate, Industrial segment sales excluding RPS, Industrial segment earnings excluding RPS, and adjusted nonsegment expenses are financial measures not prepared and presented in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (U.S. GAAP). Management uses EBIT and adjusted EBIT to evaluate Woodward’s operating performance without the impacts of financing and tax related considerations. Management uses EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA in evaluating Woodward’s operating performance, making business decisions, including developing budgets, managing expenditures, forecasting future periods, and evaluating capital structure impacts of various strategic scenarios. Management also uses free cash flow, which is derived from net cash provided by or used in operating activities less payments for property, plant, and equipment, as well as adjusted free cash flow (as described above), in reviewing the financial performance of Woodward’s various business segments and evaluating cash generation levels. Securities analysts, investors, and others frequently use EBIT, EBITDA and free cash flow in their evaluation of companies, particularly those with significant property, plant, and equipment, and intangible assets that are subject to amortization. The use of any of these non-U.S. GAAP financial measures is not intended to be considered in isolation of, or as a substitute for, the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Because EBIT and EBITDA, and adjusted EBIT and EBITDA, exclude certain financial information compared with net earnings, the most comparable U.S. GAAP financial measure, users of this financial information should consider the information that is excluded. Free cash flow does not necessarily represent funds available for discretionary use and is not necessarily a measure of our ability to fund our cash needs. Management’s calculations of EBIT, EBITDA, adjusted net earnings, adjusted earnings per share, adjusted EBIT and EBITDA, adjusted effective tax rate, adjusted nonsegment expenses, free cash flow, and adjusted free cash flow may differ from similarly titled measures used by other companies, limiting their usefulness as comparative measures.

2Website, Facebook, Twitter: Woodward has used, and intends to continue to use, its Investor Relations website, its Facebook page and its Twitter handle as means of disclosing material non-public information and for complying with its disclosure obligations under Regulation FD.

Contact: Don Guzzardo
Vice President, Investor Relations & Treasurer
970-498-3580
Don.Guzzardo@woodward.com

 


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