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Honeywell Reports Eps Of $1.53, Adjusted Eps Of $1.26; Delivers $1.5 Billion Of Operating Cash Flow

  • Delivered $500 Million of Cost Savings in the Quarter; Funded Over $250 Million of Repositioning to Drive Further Savings in Second Half and 2021
  • Generated $1.5 Billion of Operating Cash Flow, $1.3 Billion of Free Cash Flow, Adjusted Conversion1 of 140%; Further Strengthened Balance Sheet
  • Reported Record High Orders and Backlog in Safety and Productivity Solutions Driven by Triple-Digit Growth in Intelligrated and Personal Protective Equipment
  • Launched Numerous Innovative Healthy Offerings to Address COVID-19-Related Customer Needs  

CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 24, 2020 -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced results for the second quarter of 2020, which were significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and oil price volatility.

The company reported a second-quarter sales decline of 19%, down 18% organic, operating margin contraction of 550 basis points, and segment margin contraction of 280 basis points, with adjusted earnings per share2 of $1.26.

"The second quarter was a challenging one, but we executed on the three things that will enable us to weather this downturn: aggressively managing cost, driving sales growth where demand is strong, and investing in exciting new technologies that, through careful attention to customer and end-user needs, will help keep people safe when they get back to the workplace, back to play, back to travel, and back to life," said Darius Adamczyk, chairman and chief executive officer of Honeywell.

"In terms of cost management, we delivered $500 million in savings from the first phase of cost actions we announced earlier this year, and we funded over $250 million of repositioning in the quarter. In addition, we developed a second phase of cost actions that, when combined with our previously announced plan, will generate $1.4 billion to $1.6 billion of cost savings during 2020. We further enhanced our financial flexibility this quarter by issuing $3 billion of bonds at attractive rates, reducing our term loan from $6 billion to $3 billion, and fully drawing the remaining balance. We ended the quarter with $15.1 billion of cash and short-term investments on hand and an overfunded pension plan,” Adamczyk said.

 “We also remain focused on driving sales growth in areas that have not been as impacted by the current downturn. In the second quarter, our businesses serving the defense, warehouse automation, and personal protective equipment industries exhibited outstanding performance. Orders for Intelligrated were $1.2 billion in the quarter, up triple-digits year-over-year, positioning the business for continued growth. We committed approximately $250 million of incremental growth capital expenditures compared to our previous allocated budget for new projects to accelerate our investments in personal protective equipment, Intelligrated, and other growth areas,” Adamczyk continued. "With an exceptional, diverse portfolio of technologies that improve safety and help our customers to be more efficient, Honeywell is uniquely equipped to support our customers in the post-COVID world. We are actively investing in and introducing new solutions, such as an efficient and effective ultraviolet light cleaner for aircraft, temperature and PPE compliance monitoring solutions, technologies that can help building owners comply with new hygiene and social distancing policies, and a new pharmaceutical packaging system for bottles and vials that preserves shelf-life and drug efficacy.

“Our focus on sales, cost, and optimizing working capital, combined with our diverse portfolio and strong balance sheet, will enable Honeywell to adapt to and execute through the downturn. I am confident we will emerge well-positioned for the economic recovery to come," concluded Adamczyk.

Due to the evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic and related supply chain and market disruptions, Honeywell previously announced that it has suspended providing full financial guidance until the economic impact of COVID-19 stabilizes. The company expects ongoing top-line challenges due to the current market conditions, particularly in the aerospace and oil and gas sectors.

Second-Quarter Performance

Honeywell sales for the second quarter were down 19% on a reported basis and down 18% on an organic basis. The difference between reported and organic sales primarily relates to the impact of foreign currency translation. The second-quarter financial results can be found in Tables 1 and 2.

Aerospace sales for the second quarter were down 27% on an organic basis driven by lower commercial aftermarket demand due to steep declines in flight hours, reduced volumes in commercial original equipment, and the 737 MAX impact in air transport original equipment, partially offset by continued strength in the Defense and Space business. Segment margin contracted 510 basis points to 20.8% driven by lower volumes and sales mix.

Honeywell Building Technologies sales for the second quarter were down 17% on an organic basis driven by lower demand for security, building management, and fire products, and delays in Building Solutions projects in key verticals. Segment margin expanded 50 basis points to 21.2%. Margin performance was driven by commercial excellence and productivity actions.

Performance Materials and Technologies sales for the second quarter were down 17% on an organic basis driven by volume declines in products, including thermal solutions and smart energy, in Process Solutions; lower gas processing projects, catalyst shipments, and licensing due to softness in the oil and gas sector in UOP; and lower automotive refrigerant volumes in Advanced Materials, partially offset by strength in specialty products. Segment margin contracted 460 basis points to 18.9% driven by the impact of lower sales volumes, partially offset by productivity actions.

Safety and Productivity Solutions sales for the second quarter were up 1% on an organic basis driven by double-digit Intelligrated growth and demand for respiratory personal protective equipment, partially offset by lower short-cycle sales volumes in sensing and IoT, productivity products, and gas sensing. Record high bookings of $0.7 billion in PPE and $1.2 billion in Intelligrated drove orders growth up approximately 90% year-over-year. Backlog was up over 100% year-over-year, including an all-time high Intelligrated backlog of over $2 billion. Segment margin expanded 150 basis points to 13.8% driven by productivity, net of inflation, and commercial excellence.

Conference Call Details

Honeywell will discuss its second-quarter results and third-quarter outlook during an investor conference call starting at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time today. To participate on the conference call, please dial (866) 548-4713 (domestic) or (323) 794-2093 (international) approximately ten minutes before the 8:30 a.m. EDT start. Please mention to the operator that you are dialing in for Honeywell’s second-quarter 2020 earnings call or provide the conference code HON2Q20. The live webcast of the investor call as well as related presentation materials will be available through the Investor Relations section of the company’s website (www.honeywell.com/investor). Investors can hear a replay of the conference call from 12:30 p.m. EDT, July 24, until 12:30 p.m. EDT, July 31, by dialing (888) 203-1112 (domestic) or (719) 457-0820 (international). The access code is 7938730.

TABLE 1: SUMMARY OF HONEYWELL FINANCIAL RESULTS

 

2Q 2020 

2Q 2019

Change

Sales

7,477

9,243

(19%)

Organic Growth

 

 

(18%)

Segment Margin

18.5%

21.3%

-280 bps

Operating Income Margin

13.6%

19.1%

-550 bps

Earnings Per Share

$1.53

$2.10

(27%)

Adjusted Earnings Per Share2

$1.26

$2.10

(40%)

Cash Flow from Operations

1,480

1,678

(12%)

Operating Cash Flow Conversion

137%

109%

28%

Free Cash Flow

1,253

1,507

(17%)

Adjusted Free Cash Flow3

1,253

1,535

(18%)

Adjusted Free Cash Flow Conversion1

140%

100%

40%

 

TABLE 2: SUMMARY OF SEGMENT FINANCIAL RESULTS

AEROSPACE

2Q 2020

2Q 2019

Change

Sales

2,543

3,508

(28%)

Organic Growth

 

 

(27%)

Segment Profit

528

907

(42%)

Segment Margin

20.8%

25.9%

-510 bps

HONEYWELL BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES

 

 

 

Sales

1,177

1,450

(19%)

Organic Growth

 

 

(17%)

Segment Profit

250

300

(17%)

Segment Margin

21.2%

20.7%

50 bps

PERFORMANCE MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGIES

 

 

 

Sales

2,218

2,735

(19%)

Organic Growth

 

 

(17%)

Segment Profit

419

644

(35%)

Segment Margin

18.9%

23.5%

-460 bps

SAFETY AND PRODUCTIVITY SOLUTIONS

 

 

 

Sales

1,539

1,550

(1%)

Organic Growth

 

 

1%

Segment Profit

213

191

12%

Segment Margin

13.8%

12.3%

150 bps

 

   

1Adjusted free cash flow conversion excludes impacts from separation costs related to the spin-offs of $28M in 2Q19 and 2Q20 favorable resolution of a foreign tax matter related to the spin-off transactions

2Adjusted EPS and adjusted EPS V% exclude 2Q20 favorable resolution of a foreign tax matter related to the spin-off transactions

3Adjusted free cash flow excludes impacts from separation costs related to the spin-offs of $28M in 2Q19

Q2 2020 Earnings Release Financial Tables

Honeywell (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 technology company that delivers industry specific solutions that include aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings and industry; and performance materials globally. Our technologies help everything from aircraft, buildings, manufacturing plants, supply chains, and workers become more connected to make our world smarter, safer, and more sustainable. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywell.com/newsroom.

 

This release contains certain statements that may be deemed “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, that address activities, events or developments that we or our management intends, expects, projects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Such statements are based upon certain assumptions and assessments made by our management in light of their experience and their perception of historical trends, current economic and industry conditions, expected future developments and other factors they believe to be appropriate. The forward-looking statements included in this release are also subject to a number of material risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to economic, competitive, governmental, technological, and COVID-19 public health factors affecting our operations, markets, products, services and prices. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results, and other developments, including the potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and business decisions may differ from those envisaged by such forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking plans described herein are not final and may be modified or abandoned at any time.

No final decision will be taken with respect to such plans or proposals without prior satisfaction of any applicable requirements with respect to informing, consulting or negotiating with employees or their representatives. We identify the principal risks and uncertainties that affect our performance in our Form 10-K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

This release contains financial measures presented on a non-GAAP basis. Honeywell’s non-GAAP financial measures used in this release are as follows: segment profit, on an overall Honeywell basis, a measure by which we assess operating performance, which we define as operating income adjusted for certain items as presented in the Appendix; segment margin, on an overall Honeywell basis, which we define as segment profit divided by sales; organic sales growth, which we define as sales growth less the impacts from foreign currency translation, and acquisitions and divestitures for the first 12 months following transaction date; free cash flow, which we define as cash flow from operations less capital expenditures; adjusted free cash flow, which we define as cash flow from operations less capital expenditures and which we adjust to exclude the impact of separation costs related to the spin-offs of Resideo and Garrett, if and as noted in the release; adjusted free cash flow conversion, which we define as adjusted free cash flow divided by net income attributable to Honeywell, excluding separation costs related to the spin-offs and the impact of the favorable resolution of a foreign tax matter related to the spin-off transactions, if and as noted in the release; and adjusted earnings per share, which we adjust to exclude the favorable resolution of a foreign tax matter related to the spin-off transactions. Management believes that, when considered together with reported amounts, these measures are useful to investors and management in understanding our ongoing operations and in the analysis of ongoing operating trends. These metrics should be considered in addition to, and not as replacements for, the most comparable GAAP measure. Refer to the Appendix attached to this release for reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures.

Mark Bendza
Investor Relations
Nina Krauss
Media Relations