Allegion Reports Fourth-Quarter, Full-Year 2015 Financial Results, Provides 2016 Outlook

  • Fourth-quarter 2015 earnings per share from continuing operations
    (EPS) of $0.74, compared with 2014 EPS of $0.37; 2015 adjusted EPS of
    $0.89, up 17.1 percent compared with 2014 adjusted EPS of $0.76
  • Fourth-quarter 2015 revenue of $545.4 million, down 4.9 percent
    compared to 2014, up 4.8 percent on an organic basis
  • Fourth-quarter 2015 operating margin of 14.9 percent, compared with
    2014 operating margin of 11 percent; 2015 adjusted operating margin of
    19 percent, improved 40 basis points compared with 2014 adjusted
    operating margin of 18.6 percent
  • Full-year 2015 EPS of $1.59, compared with 2014 EPS of $1.92; 2015
    adjusted EPS of $3.03, up 21.7 percent compared with 2014 adjusted EPS
    of $2.49
  • Full-year 2015 revenue of $2.07 billion, down 2.4 percent compared
    to 2014, up 5.4 percent on an organic basis
  • Full-year 2015 operating margin of 17.3 percent, compared with 2014
    operating margin of 15.4 percent; 2015 adjusted operating margin of
    19.2 percent, improved 50 basis points compared with 2014 adjusted
    operating margin of 18.7 percent
  • Full-year 2015 available cash flow of $222.2 million, an increase
    of 7.1 percent versus prior year
  • Full-year 2016 reported sales growth forecasted to be up 7 to 8
    percent and up 4 to 5 percent on an organic basis; Full-year 2016 EPS
    outlook of $3.15 to $3.35 and $3.25 to $3.40 on an adjusted basis, up
    7.3 to 12.2 percent

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Allegion
plc
(NYSE: ALLE), a leading global provider of security
products and solutions, today reported fourth-quarter 2015 net revenues
of $545.4 million and net earnings of $71.9 million or $0.74 per share.
Excluding charges related to restructuring, acquisitions and
divestitures, adjusted net earnings were $86.5 million or $0.89 per
share, up 17.1 percent when compared with fourth-quarter 2014 adjusted
EPS of $0.76.

Fourth-quarter net revenues decreased 4.9 percent, when compared to the
prior year period (up 4.8 percent on an organic basis). Reported
revenues had positive organic growth and contribution from acquisitions
that were more than offset by divestitures and foreign currency. The
organic growth reflects the introduction of new products and the
company’s channel initiatives as well as global electronic sales that
grew 28 percent in the quarter.

The Americas segment revenues decreased 2 percent (up 6.6 percent on an
organic basis). The organic growth was driven by low-double digit
residential and mid-single digit non-residential growth. Overall revenue
declined due to unfavorable foreign currency and the divestiture of the
company’s Venezuelan business, partially offset by the benefit of
acquisitions.

The EMEIA segment revenues increased 24.8 percent (up 3.1 percent on an
organic basis), reflecting acquisitions, improved pricing and volume
that more than offset unfavorable foreign currency. Acquisitions
delivered approximately $35 million in revenue in the quarter.

The Asia Pacific segment revenues were down 58.2 percent, when compared
to the prior year period (down 1.6 percent on an organic basis).
Reported revenues were impacted by unfavorable foreign currency and the
divestiture of the system integration business. The decline in organic
revenue was primarily due to the decline in the system integration
business reflected in our results for a portion of the quarter,
partially offset by low-double digit organic growth in the remaining
business.

Fourth-quarter adjusted operating margin was 19 percent, compared with
18.6 percent in 2014. The 40-basis-point improvement in adjusted
operating margin reflects good leverage on incremental volume,
productivity and great progress in our EMEIA transformation. These
benefits more than offset incremental investments and foreign currency
impacts.

By reporting segment, the Americas adjusted operating margin improved 60
basis points and EMEIA improved 240 basis points, while Asia Pacific
declined 560 basis points. Operating margin for the Asia Pacific
segment, excluding the system integration business, increased 400 basis
points.

Full-year Results

Full-year 2015 net revenues of $2.07 billion decreased 2.4 percent, when
compared to the prior year period (up 5.4 percent on an organic basis).
Reported revenues had positive organic growth and contribution from
acquisitions that were more than offset by divestitures and foreign
currency. The organic growth reflects the introduction of new products
and the company’s channel initiatives as well as global electronic sales
that grew more than 20 percent for the full year.

Full-year 2015 adjusted operating margin was 19.2 percent, compared with
18.7 percent in 2014 – an increase of 50 basis points. The adjusted
operating margin improvement reflects strong leverage on incremental
volume, favorable pricing, productivity, a 380-basis-point improvement
in EMEIA margins and a 580-basis-point improvement in Asia Pacific
margins (excluding the system integration business). These benefits more
than offset incremental investments and foreign currency.

Full-year 2015 net earnings from continuing operations were $154.3
million or $1.59 per share, compared to $186.3 million or $1.92 per
share for the prior year. Full-year 2015 adjusted net earnings from
continuing operations were $294 million or $3.03 per share, compared to
$241.8 million or $2.49 per share for the prior year, reflecting a 21.7
percent increase. Adjusted net earnings and adjusted EPS were better
than prior year, reflecting operational improvements, acquisitions and a
lower effective tax rate offsetting higher interest expense.

“Allegion had an exceptional year, delivering on its commitments to
create value for shareholders,” said David D. Petratis, Allegion
chairman, president and CEO. “We drove organic growth of more than 5
percent and increased operating and EBITDA margins while accelerating
our investments. We have achieved this with strong employee engagement
and one of the safest workforces in the industry.”

“We have executed on our five growth pillars of core market expansion,
innovation, acquisitions, enterprise excellence and growth in emerging
markets. We made significant progress on our EMEIA transformation,
reduced our effective tax rate, improved our business portfolio through
strategic acquisitions and divestitures, and have delivered new products
to market increasing our vitality index. Our growth priorities have
remained unchanged since the time of our spin, and they will continue to
guide us in 2016.”

Bocom Wincent

As previously disclosed, the company completed the sale of Bocom Wincent
Technologies Co., Ltd. in the fourth quarter of 2015. For the fourth
quarter, Bocom revenues and operating income were down approximately $55
million and $9 million respectively versus the prior year. For full year
2015, this business contributed approximately $39 million in revenues at
an operating loss of approximately $4 million.

Additional Items

Interest expense for the fourth quarter of 2015 was $16.3 million.
Interest expense for the fourth quarter of 2014 was $15.5 million, which
included a non-cash charge of approximately $4.5 million to write off
unamortized debt issuance costs. Adjusting for this item, interest
expense increased $5.3 million in the fourth quarter as compared to the
prior year, primarily due to the issuance of $300 million of senior
notes completed in the third quarter.

Other income net for the fourth quarter of 2015 was $8.1 million, which
includes contributions from the sale of non-strategic marketable
securities that more than offset unfavorable currency losses. Other
expense net for the fourth quarter of 2014 was $7.7 million, which
reflected a Venezuelan asset remeasurement charge of $12.1 million
partially offset by other favorable currency gains. Excluding the prior
year charge, other income increased $3.7 million versus the prior year.

The company’s adjusted effective tax rate for the fourth quarter of 2015
was 9 percent. The comparable adjusted effective tax rate for the fourth
quarter of 2014 was 26.3 percent. The decrease reflects the favorable
changes in the company’s mix of income earned in lower-rate
jurisdictions, the continued execution of the company’s tax strategies
and the benefit of discrete tax items recorded in the quarter.

Cash Flow and Liquidity

2015 available cash flow was $222.2 million, an increase of 7.1 percent
versus the prior year. The year-over-year increase in available cash
flow primarily reflects a decrease in capital expenditures that were
consistent with 2015 expectations.

The company ended 2015 with cash of $199.7 million and total debt of
$1,545.4 million. The company did not have any borrowings outstanding
under its $500 million revolving credit facility at Dec. 31, 2015.

Dividends

As previously announced, Allegion’s board of directors declared a
quarterly dividend of $0.12 per ordinary share of the company, an
increase of 20 percent over the prior dividend. The dividend is
payable March 31, 2016, to shareholders of record on March 16, 2016.

“Allegion’s dividend increase reflects continued confidence and strength
in our cash flow generation,” said Patrick Shannon, senior vice
president and chief financial officer of Allegion. “We continue to focus
on enhancing shareholder value through organic investments,
opportunistic acquisitions and distributions to shareholders.”

2016 Outlook

The company expects full-year 2016 revenues to increase 7 to 8 percent,
as organic growth and prior year acquisitions more than offset
divestitures and currency headwinds. Full-year 2016 organic revenues,
which exclude currency and acquisitions, are forecasted to increase in
the range of 4 to 5 percent compared to 2015.

Petratis added, “In the Americas, we anticipate steady growth in both
non-residential and residential segments. In the EMEIA markets, we see
positive, albeit modest, growth in the southern region, and our
portfolio changes in Asia Pacific have reduced risk and aligned us to
our core markets. Our guidance reflects strong growth, despite
challenging global markets, supported by our organic investments in new
products and channels.”

Full-year 2016 reported EPS is expected to be in the range of $3.15 to
$3.35 or $3.25 to $3.40 per share on an adjusted basis. This reflects an
increase of 7.3 to 12.2 percent versus adjusted 2015 EPS. Adjustments to
2016 EPS include estimated impacts for known restructuring and
acquisition activities. The outlook includes incremental investment of
$0.10 to $0.15 per share; assumes a full-year effective tax rate of
approximately 18 to 19 percent from continuing operations; and assumes
an average diluted share count for the full-year of approximately 97
million shares.

The company is targeting an increase of available cash flow of
approximately $280 to $300 million, reflecting an increase of
approximately $60 to $80 million, which is approximately 26 to 35
percent higher versus prior year.

Conference Call Information

On Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, David D. Petratis, chairman, president and
CEO, and Patrick Shannon, senior vice president and chief financial
officer, will conduct a conference call for analysts and investors,
beginning at 8:30 a.m. EST, to review the company’s results.

A real-time, listen-only webcast of the conference call will be
broadcast live online. Individuals wishing to listen may access the call
through the company’s website at http://investor.allegion.com.

About Allegion™

Allegion (NYSE: ALLE) is a global pioneer in safety and security, with
leading brands like CISA®, Interflex®, LCN®,
Schlage® and Von Duprin®. Focusing on security
around the door and adjacent areas, Allegion produces a range of
solutions for homes, businesses, schools and other institutions.
Allegion is a $2 billion company, with products sold in almost 130
countries.

For more, visit www.allegion.com.

Non-GAAP Measures

The Company has presented operating income, operating
margin, EBITDA, EBITDA margin, earnings from continuing
operations, diluted earnings per share (EPS) from continuing
operations and effective tax rate on both a U.S. GAAP basis and on an
adjusted basis because the Company’s management believes it may assist
investors in evaluating the Company’s on-going operations as a
standalone company. The Company believes these non-GAAP disclosures
provide important supplemental information to management and investors
regarding financial and business trends relating to the Company’s
financial condition and results of operations. Investors should not
consider these non-GAAP measures as alternatives to the related GAAP
measures. A reconciliation of the non-GAAP measures used to their most
directly comparable GAAP measure is presented as a supplemental schedule
to this earnings release.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the
meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995,
including statements regarding the Company’s 2016 financial performance,
the Company’s growth strategy, the Company’s capital allocation
strategy, the Company’s tax planning strategies, and the performance of
the markets in which the Company operates. These forward-looking
statements are based on the Company’s currently available information
and our current assumptions, expectations and projections about future
events. They are subject to future events, risks and
uncertainties – many of which are beyond our control – as well as
potentially inaccurate assumptions, that could cause actual results to
differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Further
information on these factors and other risks that may affect the
Company’s business is included in filings it makes with the Securities
and Exchange Commission from time to time, including its Form 10-K for
the year ended Dec. 31, 2014, Form 10-Qs for the quarters ended March
31, June 30 and Sept. 30, 2015, and in our other SEC filings. The
Company assumes no obligations to update these forward-looking
statements.

       
ALLEGION PLC
Condensed and Consolidated Income Statements
(in millions, except per share data)
 

UNAUDITED

 
Three Months Ended December 31, Year Ended December 31,
2015     2014 2015     2014
 
Net revenues $ 545.4 $ 573.5 $ 2,068.1 $ 2,118.3
Cost of goods sold 325.2   374.6   1,199.0   1,264.6  
Gross profit 220.2 198.9 869.1 853.7
 
Selling and administrative expenses 138.7   135.9   510.5   527.4  
Operating income 81.5 63.0 358.6 326.3
 
Interest expense 16.3 15.5 52.9 53.8
Loss on divestitures (2.5 ) 104.2
Other (income) expense, net (8.1 ) 7.7   (7.8 ) 4.6  
Earnings (loss) before income taxes 75.8 39.8 209.3 267.9
 
Provision for income taxes 3.8   17.4   54.6   84.2  
Earnings (loss) from continuing operations 72.0 22.4 154.7 183.7
 
Discontinued operations, net of tax   (0.2 ) (0.4 ) (11.1 )
 
Net earnings (loss) 72.0 22.2 154.3 172.6
 

Less: Net earnings (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests

0.1   (13.2 ) 0.4   (2.6 )
 
Net earnings (loss) attributable to Allegion plc $ 71.9   $ 35.4   $ 153.9   $ 175.2  
 
Amounts attributable to Allegion plc shareholders:
Continuing operations $ 71.9 $ 35.6 $ 154.3 $ 186.3
Discontinued operations   (0.2 ) (0.4 ) (11.1 )
Net earnings $ 71.9   $ 35.4   $ 153.9   $ 175.2  
 

Basic earnings (loss) per ordinary share attributable to
Allegion plc shareholders:

Continuing operations $ 0.75 $ 0.37 $ 1.61 $ 1.94
Discontinued operations     (0.01 ) (0.12 )
Net earnings (loss) 0.75   0.37   1.60   1.82  
 

Diluted earnings (loss) per ordinary share attributable to
Allegion plc shareholders:

Continuing operations $ 0.74 $ 0.37 $ 1.59 $ 1.92
Discontinued operations       (0.12 )
Net earnings (loss) $ 0.74   $ 0.37   $ 1.59   $ 1.80  
 
Shares outstanding – basic 96.0 95.8 95.9 96.1
Shares outstanding – diluted 97.0 96.8 96.9 97.2
 
       
ALLEGION PLC
Condensed and Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in millions)
 

UNAUDITED

 
December 31, 2015 December 31, 2014
ASSETS
Cash and cash equivalents $ 199.7 $ 290.5
Accounts and notes receivables, net 303.4 230.4
Inventory 204.1 169.3
Other current assets 27.9 55.6
Assets held for sale   255.9
Total current assets 735.1 1,001.7
Property, plant and equipment, net 224.8 207.2
Goodwill 714.1 484.4
Intangible assets, net 372.4 125.4
Other noncurrent assets 238.9   197.2
Total assets $ 2,285.3   $ 2,015.9
 
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
Accounts payable $ 175.1 $ 175.6
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 206.4 203.8

Short-term borrowings and current maturities of long-term debt

65.6 49.6
Liabilities held for sale   103.5
Total current liabilities 447.1 532.5
Long-term debt 1,479.8 1,215.0
Other noncurrent liabilities 328.7   249.9
Equity 29.7   18.5
Total liabilities and equity $ 2,285.3   $ 2,015.9
 
   
ALLEGION PLC
Condensed and Consolidated Cash Flows
(in millions)
 

UNAUDITED

 
Year Ended December 31,
2015     2014
Operating Activities    
Earnings from continuing operations $ 154.7 $ 183.7
Depreciation and amortization 53.2 48.8
Changes in assets and liabilities and other non-cash items 49.5   26.5  
Net cash from (used in) operating activities of continuing operations 257.4 259.0
Net cash used in operating activities of discontinued operations (0.4 ) (3.1 )
Net cash from (used in) operating activities 257.0 255.9
 
Investing Activities
Capital expenditures (35.2 ) (51.5 )
Acquisition of and equity investments in businesses, net of cash
acquired
(511.3 ) (25.2 )
Other investing activities, net 12.7   41.9  
Net cash used in investing activities (533.8 ) (34.8 )
 
Financing Activities
Net debt proceeds (repayments) 278.3 (78.0 )
Debt issuance costs (9.0 ) (5.8 )
Dividends paid to ordinary shareholders (38.3 ) (30.0 )
Repurchase of ordinary shares (30.0 ) (50.3 )
Other financing activities, net (6.0 ) 14.1  
Net cash from (used in) financing activities 195.0 (150.0 )
 
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents (9.0 ) (8.0 )
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents (90.8 ) 63.1
Cash and cash equivalents – beginning of period 290.5   227.4  
Cash and cash equivalents – end of period $ 199.7   $ 290.5  
 

SUPPLEMENTAL SCHEDULES

     

ALLEGION PLC

SCHEDULE 1

 

SELECTED OPERATING SEGMENT INFORMATION
(in millions)
 
Three Months Ended Year Ended
December 31, December 31,
2015     2014 2015     2014
Net revenues
Americas $ 383.1 $ 390.8 $ 1,558.4 $ 1,560.0
EMEIA 129.2 103.5 386.3 393.4
Asia Pacific 33.1   79.2   123.4   164.9  
Total net revenues $ 545.4   $ 573.5   $ 2,068.1   $ 2,118.3  
 
Operating income (loss)
Americas $ 100.2 $ 66.7 $ 418.0 $ 387.3
EMEIA 0.5 9.2 8.6 4.9
Asia Pacific 0.3 9.3 (3.4 ) 2.3
Corporate unallocated (19.5 ) (22.2 ) (64.6 ) (68.2 )
Total operating income (loss) $ 81.5   $ 63.0   $ 358.6   $ 326.3  
 
ALLEGION PLC SCHEDULE 2
 
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP EARNINGS FROM CONTINUING
OPERATIONS
 
(in millions, except per share data)

The Company has presented revenue, operating income, operating margin,
earnings from continuing operations, diluted earnings per share (EPS)
from continuing operations, on both a U.S. GAAP basis and on an adjusted
basis and presented adjusted EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA margin because
the Company’s management believes it may assist investors in evaluating
the Company’s on-going operations as a standalone public company.
Adjustments to revenue, operating income, operating margin, earnings and
diluted EPS from continuing operations and EBITDA include items that are
considered to be unusual or infrequent in nature such as goodwill
impairment charge, restructuring charges, asset impairments, merger and
acquisition costs, one-time separation costs related to the spin-off
from Ingersoll Rand, charges related to the devaluation of the
Venezuelan bolivar and charges related to the divestitures of businesses.

The Company considers these items unrelated to its core, on-going
operating performance, and believes the use of these non-GAAP measures
allows comparison of operating results that are consistent over time.
The Company believes these non-GAAP disclosures provide important
supplemental information to management and investors regarding financial
and business trends relating to the Company’s financial condition and
results of operations. Management uses these non-GAAP measures
internally to evaluate the performance of the business. Investors should
not consider these non-GAAP measures as alternatives to the related GAAP
measures.

       
Three Months Ended December 31, 2015 Three months ended December 31, 2014
        Adjusted         Adjusted
Reported Adjustments (non-GAAP) Reported Adjustments (non-GAAP)
Net revenues $ 545.4 $ $ 545.4 $ 573.5 $ $ 573.5
 
Operating income 81.5 22.0

(1)

103.5 63.0 43.6

(1)

106.6
Operating margin 14.9 % 19.0 % 11.0 % 18.6 %
 
Earnings (loss) before income taxes 75.8 19.6

(2)

95.4 39.8 60.2

(2)

100.0
Provision for income taxes 3.8 4.8

(3)

8.6 17.4 8.9

(3)

26.3
Effective income tax rate 5.0 %   9.0 % 43.7 %   26.3 %
Earnings (loss) from continuing operations 72.0 14.8 86.8 22.4 51.3 73.7
 
Non-controlling interest 0.1   0.2  

(4)

0.3   (13.2 ) 13.7  

(4)

0.5  
 

Net earnings (loss) from continuing operations attributable to
Allegion plc

$ 71.9   $ 14.6   $ 86.5   $ 35.6   $ 37.6   $ 73.2  

 

           

Diluted earnings (loss) per ordinary share attributable to
Allegion plc shareholders:

$ 0.74   $ 0.15   $ 0.89   $ 0.37   $ 0.39   $ 0.76  
         
(1) Adjustments to operating income for the three months ended December
31, 2015 consist of $22.0 million of restructuring charges, merger
and acquisition expenses and other costs. Adjustments to operating
income for the three months ended December 31, 2014 consist of $10.3
million of costs incurred as part of the spin-off from Ingersoll
Rand and restructuring charges as well as a $33.3 million non-cash
inventory impairment charge to write inventory in Venezuela down to
the lower of cost or market.
(2) Adjustments to earnings before income taxes for the three months
ended December 31, 2015 consist of the adjustments to operating
income discussed above and $2.5 million of favorable adjustments
related to the divestitures of the Company’s operations in Venezuela
and the systems integration business in China. Adjustments to
earnings before income taxes for the three months ended December 31,
2014 consist of the adjustments to operating income discussed above,
a $4.5 million charge to write-off unamortized debt issuance costs
associated with the Company’s Term B Loans and a $12.1 million
charge to devalue the Company’s Venezuelan bolivar-denominated net
monetary assets.
(3) Adjustments to the provision for income taxes for the three months
ended December 31, 2015 consist of $4.8 million of tax benefit
related to the excluded items discussed above. Adjustments to the
provision for income taxes for the three months ended December 31,
2014 consist of $8.9 million of tax expense related to the excluded
items discussed above.
(4) Adjustments to non-controlling interest for the three months ended
December 31, 2015 and 2014 consist of the portions of adjustments
(1) through (3) that are not attributable to Allegion plc
shareholders.
       
Year ended December 31, 2015 Year ended December 31, 2014
        Adjusted         Adjusted
Reported Adjustments (non-GAAP) Reported Adjustments (non-GAAP)
Net revenues $ 2,068.1 $ $ 2,068.1 $ 2,118.3 $ $ 2,118.3
 
Operating income 358.6 38.1

(1)

396.7 326.3 69.7

(1)

396.0
Operating margin 17.3 % 19.2 % 15.4 % 18.7 %
 
Earnings (loss) before income taxes 209.3 145.1

(2)

354.4 267.9 86.3

(2)

354.2
Provision for income taxes 54.6 2.8

(3)

57.4 84.2 17.1

(3)

101.3
Effective income tax rate 26.1 %   16.2 % 31.4 % 19.8 % 28.6 %
Earnings (loss) from continuing operations 154.7 142.3 297.0 183.7 69.2 252.9
 
Non-controlling interest 0.4   2.6  

(4)

3.0   (2.6 ) 13.7  

(4)

11.1  
 

Net earnings (loss) from continuing operations attributable to
Allegion plc

$ 154.3   $ 139.7   $ 294.0   $ 186.3   $ 55.5   $ 241.8  

 

           

Diluted earnings (loss) per ordinary share attributable to
Allegion plc shareholders:

$ 1.59   $ 1.44   $ 3.03   $ 1.92   $ 0.57   $ 2.49  

Contacts

Allegion plc
Media
Maria Pia Tamburri – Director, Public
Affairs, 317-810-3399
Maria.Tamburri@allegion.com
or
Analysts
Tom
Martineau – Director, Investor Relations, 317-810-3759
Tom.Martineau@allegion.com

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