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May 08, 2019

Colfax Reports First Quarter 2019 Results

  • Acquired DJO Global, Inc. in February, March performance in-line with expectations
  • Grew Fabrication Technology sales 5%, improved adjusted EBITA margins 20 bps
  • Achieved Air & Gas Handling order growth of 18% or 21% organically, improved adjusted EBITA margins 160 bps
  • Reported net loss from continuing operations per diluted share of $(0.36) versus net income of $0.22 in the prior year quarter; achieved adjusted net income per share of $0.53 versus $0.48 for 10% growth

ANNAPOLIS JUNCTION, MD, May 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Colfax Corporation (NYSE: CFX), a leading diversified technology company, today announced its financial results for the first quarter of 2019.

The Company reported a net loss from continuing operations of $(49) million or $(0.36) per diluted share, compared to net income of $0.22 per diluted share in the prior year quarter. Excluding strategic transaction costs, acquisition-related amortization costs, pension settlement losses and restructuring costs, adjusted earnings per share grew 10% to $0.53 despite over 6% reduction in reported sales from currency translation rates. In February 2019, Colfax completed its acquisition of DJO Global, Inc., the March results of which are reported as the Company’s new Medical Technology segment. DJO is a global leader in orthopedic solutions, providing orthopedic devices, software and services spanning the full continuum of patient care, from injury prevention to rehabilitation.

First quarter 2019 net sales of $1,008 million were 14% higher than the comparable period of 2018. Excluding acquisitions and foreign currency translation effects (FX), Fabrication Technology segment sales grew 5% from improved pricing, and Air & Gas Handling segment sales decreased 3% as expected. The new Medical Technology segment posted sales of $124 million in the month of March. First quarter 2019 Air & Gas Handling orders increased 18% to $384 million compared to the prior year period. Excluding acquisitions and FX, orders increased 21% on double digit growth across all end markets.

First quarter adjusted EBITA was $127 million as compared with $91 million in the prior year quarter, with $26 million of the increase from the Medical Technology segment. Adjusted EBITA margins expanded 230 basis points to 12.6%, reflecting operating improvements and the acquisition of the higher-margin DJO business. Air & Gas Handling adjusted EBITA margins grew 160 basis points to 11.3% as a result of restructuring actions and improved project margins. Fabrication Technology adjusted EBITA margins increased 20 basis points to 14.2% in the quarter as a result of improved pricing.

“We are pleased to start the year with solid results in each of our businesses,” said Matt Trerotola, Colfax President and CEO. “Our Air & Gas Handling business drove its third consecutive quarter of double-digit order growth, and the strategic review of the business is progressing as expected. The Fab Tech segment delivered core sales growth for the ninth consecutive quarter, and margins improved 180 basis points sequentially on strong price and productivity versus cost inflation.  Our new Med Tech segment contributed its first month of sales and profits since the acquisition, and both were in-line with expectations. The DJO integration is on track,  with initial focus on operational improvement, growth acceleration, and transitioning to a CBS culture of continuous improvement.” The Company re-affirmed its 2019 adjusted EPS guidance of $2.55 to $2.65.

Conference Call and Webcast

Colfax will host a conference call to provide details about its results today at 8:00 a.m. EDT. The call will be open to the public by calling +1-877-303-7908 (U.S. callers) or +1-678-373-0875 (international callers) and referencing the conference ID number 8166689 or through webcast via Colfax’s website at www.colfaxcorp.com under the “Investors” section. Access to a supplemental slide presentation can also be found at the Colfax website under the same heading. Both the audio of this call and the slide presentation will be archived on the website later today and will be available until the next quarterly call.

About Colfax Corporation

Colfax Corporation is a leading diversified technology company that provides orthopedic, fabrication technology and air & gas handling products and services to customers around the world, principally under the DJO, ESAB and Howden brands. Colfax believes that its brands are among the most highly recognized in each of the markets that it serves. The Company uses its Colfax Business System (“CBS”), a comprehensive set of tools, processes and values, to create superior value for customers, shareholders and associates. Colfax is traded on the NYSE under the ticker “CFX.”

Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Other Adjustments

Colfax has provided in this press release financial information that has not been prepared in accordance with GAAP. These non-GAAP financial measures are adjusted net income, adjusted net income per share, adjusted EBITA (earnings before interest, taxes and amortization), organic sales growth, and organic order growth. Adjusted EBITA excludes restructuring and other such charges, acquisition-related intangibles amortization, and other non-cash acquisition-related charges and strategic transaction costs. Adjusted net income and adjusted net income per share exclude restructuring and other such charges, pension settlement loss, debt extinguishment charges, acquisition-related intangibles amortization, and other non-cash acquisition-related charges, strategic transaction costs, and gain or loss on short term investments related to the 2017 divestiture of its Fluid Handling business. The effective tax rate used to calculate adjusted net income and adjusted net income per share was 24.1% for the first quarter ended March 29, 2019 and 21.1% for the first quarter ended March 30, 2018. Organic sales growth and organic order growth (decline) exclude the impact of acquisitions and foreign exchange rate fluctuations. These non-GAAP financial measures assist Colfax management in comparing its operating performance over time because certain items may obscure underlying business trends and make comparisons of long-term performance difficult, as they are of a nature and/or size that occur with inconsistent frequency or relate to discrete restructuring plans that are fundamentally different from the ongoing productivity improvements of the Company. Colfax management also believes that presenting these measures allows investors to view its performance using the same measures that the Company uses in evaluating its financial and business performance and trends.

Non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, financial information calculated in accordance with GAAP. Investors are encouraged to review the reconciliation of these non-GAAP measures to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures. A reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures presented above to GAAP results has been provided in the financial tables included in this press release.

CAUTIONARY NOTE CONCERNING FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

This press release may contain forward-looking statements, including forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements concerning Colfax’s plans, objectives, expectations and intentions and other statements that are not historical or current fact. Forward-looking statements are based on Colfax’s current expectations and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause Colfax’s results to differ materially from current expectations include, but are not limited to, factors detailed in Colfax’s reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission including its 2018 Annual Report on Form 10-K under the caption “Risk Factors.” In addition, these statements are based on assumptions that are subject to change. This press release speaks only as of the date hereof. Colfax disclaims any duty to update the information herein.

The term “Colfax” in reference to the activities described in this press release may mean one or more of Colfax’s global operating subsidiaries and/or their internal business divisions and does not necessarily indicate activities engaged in by Colfax Corporation.



Colfax Corporation
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
Dollars in thousands, except per share data
(Unaudited)

  Three Months Ended
  March 29, 2019   March 30, 2018
       
Net sales $ 1,007,668     $ 880,925  
Cost of sales 649,378     610,305  
Gross profit 358,290     270,620  
Selling, general and administrative expense 318,144     200,519  
Restructuring and other related charges 15,386     7,929  
Operating income 24,760     62,172  
Pension settlement loss 43,774      
Interest expense, net 29,121     9,588  
Loss on short term investments     14,719  
(Loss) income from continuing operations before income taxes (48,135)     37,865  
(Benefit) provision for income taxes (3,578)     5,986  
Net (loss) income from continuing operations (44,557)     31,879  
Loss from discontinued operations, net of taxes (3,445)     (2,837)  
Net (loss) income (48,002)     29,042  
Less: income attributable to noncontrolling interest, net of taxes 4,021     4,507  
Net (loss) income attributable to Colfax Corporation $ (52,023)     $ 24,535  
Net (loss) income per share - basic and diluted      
Continuing operations $ (0.36)     $ 0.22  
Discontinued operations $ (0.03)     $ (0.02)  
Consolidated operations $ (0.39)     $ 0.20  


Colfax Corporation
Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Amounts in thousands, except per share data
(Unaudited)

  Three Months Ended
  March 29, 2019   March 30, 2018
Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Net Income Per Share  
Net (loss) income from continuing operations attributable to Colfax Corporation (1) $ (48,578)     $ 27,372  
Restructuring and other related charges - pretax 15,386     7,929  
Pension settlement loss - pretax 43,774      
Debt extinguishment charges - pretax 802      
Acquisition-related amortization and other non-cash charges - pretax(2) 30,754     20,681  
Strategic transaction costs - pretax(3)

55,846      
Loss on short term investments - pretax     14,719  
Tax adjustment (4) (27,299)     (11,157)  
Adjusted net income from continuing operations $ 70,685     $ 59,544  
Adjusted net income margin from continuing operations 7.0 %   6.8 %
Weighted-average shares outstanding - diluted 134,408     124,081  
       
Adjusted net income per share continuing operations $ 0.53     $ 0.48  
       
Net (loss) income per share- diluted from continuing operations (GAAP) $ (0.36)     $ 0.22  

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(1) Net income from continuing operations attributable to Colfax Corporation for the respective periods is calculated using Net income from continuing operations less the income attributable to noncontrolling interest, net of taxes.
(2) Includes amortization of acquired intangibles and fair value charges on acquired inventory.
(3) Includes costs incurred for the acquisition of DJO and costs associated with the strategic review of the Air & Gas Handling business.

(4) The effective tax rates used to calculate adjusted net income and adjusted net income per share for the first quarter ended March 29, 2019 was 24.1% and 21.1% for the first quarter ended March 30, 2018.

Colfax Corporation
Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Dollars in thousands
(Unaudited)

  Three Months Ended
  March 29, 2019   March 30, 2018
Net (loss) income from continuing operations $ (44,557)     $ 31,879  
(Benefit) provision for income taxes (3,578)     5,986  
Loss on short term investments     14,719  
Interest expense, net 29,121     9,588  
Pension settlement loss 43,774      
Restructuring and other related charges 15,386     7,929  
Strategic transaction costs(1) 55,846      
Acquisition-related amortization and other non-cash charges(2) 30,754     20,681  
Adjusted EBITA $ 126,746     $ 90,782  
Adjusted EBITA margin 12.6 %   10.3 %

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(1) Includes costs incurred for the acquisition of DJO and costs associated with the strategic review of the Air & Gas Handling business.
(2) Includes amortization of acquired intangibles and fair value charges on acquired inventory.




Colfax Corporation
Change in Sales, Orders and Backlog
Dollars in millions
(Unaudited)

          Air and Gas Handling
  Net Sales   Orders   Backlog at Period End
  $   %   $   %   $   %
                       
As of and for the three months ended March 30, 2018 $ 880.9         $ 327.1         $ 889.5      
Components of Change:                      
Existing businesses(1) 14.3     1.6 %   68.7     21.0 %   30.0     3.4 %
Acquisitions(2) 168.7     19.2 %   7.8     2.4 %   32.0     3.6 %
Foreign currency translation (56.2)     (6.4) %   (19.3)     (5.9) %   (58.5)     (6.6) %
  126.8     14.4 %   57.2     17.5 %   3.5     0.4 %
As of and for the three months ended March 29, 2019 $ 1,007.7         $ 384.3         $ 893.0      

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(1) Excludes the impact of foreign exchange rate fluctuations and acquisitions, thus providing a measure of growth due to factors such as price, product mix and volume.
(2) Represents the incremental sales, orders and order backlog of acquisitions completed in our Air and Gas Handling segment, and incremental sales from the DJO acquisition and for acquisitions completed in our Fabrication Technology segment.




COLFAX CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
Dollars in thousands, except share amounts
(Unaudited)

  March 29, 2019   December 31, 2018
ASSETS      
CURRENT ASSETS:      
Cash and cash equivalents $ 242,418     $ 245,019  
Trade receivables, less allowance for doubtful accounts of $41,538 and $35,152 1,153,056     989,418  
Inventories, net 739,535     496,535  
Other current assets 273,648     227,469  
Total current assets 2,408,657     1,958,441  
Property, plant and equipment, net 647,608     503,344  
Goodwill 3,852,431     2,576,617  
Intangible assets, net 2,871,424     1,012,913  
Lease asset - right of use 197,607      
Other assets 524,680     552,557  
Total assets $ 10,502,407     $ 6,603,872  
       
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY      
CURRENT LIABILITIES:      
Current portion of long-term debt $ 136,208     $ 6,334  
Accounts payable 705,873     640,667  
Customer advances and billings in excess of costs incurred 155,193     147,307  
Accrued liabilities 574,354     405,037  
Total current liabilities 1,571,628     1,199,345  
Long-term debt, less current portion 4,037,146     1,192,408  
Non-current lease liability 152,601      
Other liabilities 999,316     735,173  
Total liabilities 6,760,691     3,126,926  
Equity:      
Common stock, $0.001 par value; 400,000,000 shares authorized; 117,558,414 and 117,275,217 issued and outstanding 118     117  
Additional paid-in capital 3,421,063     3,057,982  
Retained earnings 955,183     991,838  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (798,864)     (780,177)  
Total Colfax Corporation equity 3,577,500     3,269,760  
Noncontrolling interest 164,216     207,186  
Total equity 3,741,716     3,476,946  
Total liabilities and equity $ 10,502,407     $ 6,603,872  


Colfax Corporation
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
Dollars in thousands
(Unaudited)

  Three Months Ended
  March 29, 2019   March 30, 2018
       
Cash flows from operating activities:      
Net (loss) income $ (48,002)     $ 29,042  
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:      
Depreciation, amortization and impairment charges 44,832     36,987  
Stock-based compensation expense 5,238     5,595  
Non-cash interest expense 1,821     1,120  
Loss on short term investments     14,719  
Deferred income tax benefit

(9,185)     (591)  
Loss (gain) on sale of property, plant and equipment 218     (7,148)  
Pension settlement loss 43,774      
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:      
Trade receivables, net 1,876     (17,896)  
Inventories, net (36,131)     (42,436)  
Accounts payable (45,749)     (18,836)  
Customer advances and billings in excess of costs incurred 7,238     27,391  
Changes in other operating assets and liabilities (38,218)     (30,604)  
Net cash used in operating activities (72,288)     (2,657)  
Cash flows from investing activities:      
Purchases of property, plant and equipment (24,356)     (11,097)  
Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment 1,283     9,034  
Acquisitions, net of cash received (3,147,835)     (50,964)  
Proceeds from sale of business, net     (1,048)  
Net cash used in investing activities (3,170,908)     (54,075)  
Cash flows from financing activities:      
Proceeds from borrowings under notes and term credit facility 2,725,000      
Payments under term credit facility (502,813)     (18,750)  
Proceeds from borrowings on revolving credit facilities and other 1,233,735     173,886  
Repayments of borrowings on revolving credit facilities and other (477,045)     (99,600)  
Payment of deferred debt issuance costs (24,280)      
Proceeds from tangible equity units, net 377,814      
Proceeds from issuance of common stock, net 2,439     2,565  
Payment for noncontrolling interest share repurchase (92,721)      
Other (3,103)     (690)  
Net cash provided by financing activities 3,239,026     57,411  
Effect of foreign exchange rates on Cash and cash equivalents 1,569     5,648  
(Decrease) increase in Cash and cash equivalents (2,601)     6,327  
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 245,019     262,019  
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 242,418     $ 268,346  

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(1) Net cash used in operating activities in the quarter ended March 29, 2019 includes $56 million to fund strategic transaction costs and $16 million related to reducing DJO’s factoring program participation and overdue supplier payables.

Investor Relations
Colfax Corporation
+1-301-323-9090
investorrelations@colfaxcorp.com

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