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Gorman-Rupp Reports Second Quarter 2018 Financial Results

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The Gorman-Rupp Company (NYSE:GRC) reports financial results for the
second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2018.

Second Quarter 2018 Highlights

  • Second quarter earnings per share were $0.39 compared to $0.30 per
    share for the second quarter of 2017
    • Second quarter included a non-cash pension settlement charge of
      $0.07 per share in 2018 and $0.05 per share in 2017
    • Lower effective income tax rate due primarily to the U.S. Tax Cuts
      and Jobs Act
  • Net sales increased 14.3% to a record $111.8 million
  • Incoming orders increased 9.9% compared to the second quarter of 2017

Net sales for the second quarter of 2018 were $111.8 million compared to
$97.9 million for the second quarter of 2017, an increase of 14.3% or
$14.0 million, due primarily to increased sales volume in most our
markets. Domestic sales increased 12.7% or $8.1 million and
international sales increased 17.1% or $5.9 million compared to the same
period in 2017.

Sales in our water markets increased 17.3% or $11.8 million in the
second quarter of 2018 compared to the second quarter of 2017. Sales in
the fire protection market increased $5.5 million with increases both
domestically and internationally due to improved economic conditions,
including increased commercial building activity. Sales in the municipal
market increased $3.9 million due primarily to positive municipal
economic sentiment. In addition, sales of repair parts increased $1.8
million, and sales in the agriculture and construction markets each
increased $0.3 million.

Sales increased 7.3% or $2.2 million in non-water markets during the
second quarter of 2018 compared to the second quarter of 2017. Sales in
the industrial market increased $3.1 million due principally to
increased capital spending related to oil and gas drilling activity.
This increase was partially offset by decreased sales in the OEM market
of $0.5 million and decreased sales in the petroleum market of $0.4
million.

International sales were $40.3 million in the second quarter of 2018
compared to $34.4 million in the same period last year and represented
36% and 35% of total sales for the Company in each of the two periods,
respectively. International sales increased most notably in the fire
protection, industrial and construction markets and decreased in the OEM
market.

Gross profit was $29.9 million for the second quarter of 2018, resulting
in gross margin of 26.7%, compared to gross profit of $27.2 million and
gross margin of 27.8% for the same period in 2017. The second quarter of
2017 included the recording of a one-time legal settlement that resulted
in a favorable impact of 50 basis points. The remaining 60 basis point
decrease in gross margin was largely driven by product mix and, to a
lesser extent, higher material costs.

Selling, general and administrative expenses ("SG&A") was $14.9 million
and 13.3% of net sales for the second quarter of 2018 compared to $14.1
million and 14.4% of net sales for the same period in 2017. Although
SG&A increased due principally to personnel costs, SG&A as a percentage
of sales improved 110 basis points as a result of increased sales volume.

Operating income was $15.0 million, resulting in operating margin of
13.4% for the second quarter of 2018, compared to operating income of
$13.2 million and operating margin of 13.4% for the same period in 2017.

The Company's effective tax rate decreased to 19.2% for the second
quarter of 2018 from 33.5% for the second quarter of 2017, due primarily
to the impact of the U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act enacted in December
2017. Excluding discrete impacts of pension plan contributions and
transition tax adjustments, the effective income tax rate for the second
quarter of 2018 would have been 22.1%.

Net income was $10.2 million for the second quarter of 2018 compared to
$7.8 million in the second quarter of 2017, and earnings per share were
$0.39 and $0.30 for the respective periods. A non-cash pension
settlement charge reduced second quarter of 2018 earnings by $0.07 per
share and second quarter of 2017 earnings by $0.05 per share.

Net sales for the first six months of 2018 were $208.4 million compared
to $190.5 million for the first six months of 2017, an increase of 9.4%
or $18.0 million. Domestic sales increased 10.9% or $13.3 million and
international sales increased 6.8% or $4.7 million compared to the same
period in 2017.

Sales in our water markets increased 10.0% or $13.2 million in the first
six months of 2018 compared to the first six months of 2017. Sales in
the fire protection market increased $4.7 million due primarily to
improved economic conditions domestically and sales in the construction
market increased $4.0 million due primarily to sales to rental market
customers related to increased oil and gas drilling activity. Sales of
repair parts increased $2.8 million, sales in the municipal market
increased $1.0 million and sales in the agriculture market increased
$0.7 million.

Sales increased 8.0% or $4.8 million in non-water markets during the
first six months of 2018 compared to the first six months of 2017. Sales
in the industrial market increased $4.6 million due principally to
increased capital spending related to oil and gas drilling activity. In
addition, sales in the petroleum market increased $0.6 million. These
increases were partially offset by decreased sales in the OEM market of
$0.4 million.

International sales were $72.5 million in the first six months of 2018
compared to $67.8 million in the same period last year and represented
35% and 36% of total sales for the Company in each of the two periods,
respectively. International sales increased most notably in the
industrial and repair parts markets and decreased in the agriculture and
OEM markets.

Gross profit was $56.1 million for the first six months of 2018,
resulting in gross margin of 26.9%, compared to gross profit of $49.5
million and gross margin of 26.0% for the same period in 2017. The 90
basis point increase in gross margin was largely driven by favorable
product mix.

SG&A was $29.2 million and 14.0% of net sales for the first six months
of 2018 compared to $27.7 million and 14.5% of net sales for the same
period in 2017. Although SG&A increased due principally to personnel
costs, SG&A as a percentage of sales improved 50 basis points as a
result of increased sales volume.

Operating income was $26.8 million, resulting in operating margin of
12.9% for the first six months of 2018, compared to operating income of
$21.8 million and operating margin of 11.5% for the same period in 2017.
Operating margin improved 140 basis points due principally to increased
sales volume and favorable product mix.

The Company's effective tax rate decreased to 21.6% for the first six
months of 2018 from 32.5% for the first six months of 2017, due
primarily to the impact of the U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act enacted in
December 2017. Excluding discrete impacts of pension plan contributions
and transition tax adjustments, the effective income tax rate for the
first six months of 2018 would have been 23.1%.

Net income was $19.8 million for the first six months of 2018 compared
to $12.9 million in the first six months of 2017, and earnings per share
were $0.76 and $0.49 for the respective periods. A non-cash pension
settlement charge reduced the first six months of 2018 earnings by $0.08
per share and the first six months of 2017 earnings by $0.09 per share.

The Company's backlog of orders was $128.9 million at June 30, 2018
compared to $103.6 million at June 30, 2017 and $114.0 million at
December 31, 2017. The backlog at June 30, 2018 increased 24.4% as
compared to June 30, 2017 driven by increased incoming orders in most of
the markets the Company serves, most notably in the municipal and fire
protection markets.

Capital expenditures for the first six months of 2018 were $5.5 million
and consisted primarily of machinery and equipment. Capital expenditures
for the full-year 2018 are presently planned to be in the range of
$10-$15 million.

The Company's current estimate of its full year effective tax rate is
between 23% and 25%.

Jeffrey S. Gorman, President and CEO commented, "The Company delivered
another solid quarter of increased sales in most of the markets we
serve, along with higher earnings. Incoming orders also continued to
increase in the second quarter and we remain encouraged going in to the
second half of the year. We have begun to experience higher material
costs due to the recent tariff increases and are carefully monitoring
the impact of these on our material costs and sales."

Safe Harbor Statement

In connection with the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private
Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, The Gorman-Rupp Company
provides the following cautionary statement: This news release contains
various forward-looking statements based on assumptions concerning The
Gorman-Rupp Company's operations, future results and prospects. These
forward-looking statements are based on current expectations about
important economic, political, and technological factors, among others,
and are subject to risks and uncertainties, which could cause the actual
results or events to differ materially from those set forth in or
implied by the forward-looking statements and related assumptions. Such
factors include, but are not limited to: (1) continuation of the current
and projected future business environment; (2) highly competitive
markets; (3) availability and costs of raw materials; (4) loss of key
management; (5) cyber security threats; (6) acquisition performance and
integration; (7) compliance with, and costs related to, a variety of
import and export laws and regulations; (8) environmental compliance
costs and liabilities; (9) exposure to fluctuations in foreign currency
exchange rates; (10) conditions in foreign countries in which The
Gorman-Rupp Company conducts business; (11) changes in our tax rates and
exposure to additional income tax liabilities; (12) impairment in the
value of intangible assets, including goodwill; (13) defined benefit
pension plan settlement expense; (14) family ownership of common equity;
and (15) risks described from time to time in our reports filed with the
Securities and Exchange Commission. Except to the extent required by
law, we do not undertake and specifically decline any obligation to
review or update any forward-looking statements or to publicly announce
the results of any revisions to any of such statements to reflect future
events or developments or otherwise.

Brigette A. Burnell
Corporate Secretary
The Gorman-Rupp Company
Telephone
(419) 755-1246
NYSE: GRC

For additional information, contact James C. Kerr, Chief Financial
Officer, Telephone (419) 755-1548.

       
The Gorman-Rupp Company
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income (Unaudited)
(thousands of dollars, except per share data)
 
Three Months Ended June 30, Six Months Ended June 30,
2018 2017 2018 2017
 
 
Net sales $ 111,827 $ 97,872 $ 208,431 $ 190,475
Cost of products sold   81,962     70,627     152,360     140,978  
 
Gross profit 29,865 27,245 56,071 49,497
 

Selling, general and administrative expenses

  14,872     14,084     29,228     27,678  
 
Operating income 14,993 13,161 26,843 21,819
 
Other income (expense), net   (2,407 )   (1,354 )   (1,601 )   (2,692 )
 

Income before income taxes

12,586 11,807 25,242 19,127
Income taxes   2,413     3,959     5,452     6,214  
 
Net income $ 10,173   $ 7,848   $ 19,790   $ 12,913  
 
Earnings per share $ 0.39 $ 0.30 $ 0.76 $ 0.49
 
 
The Gorman-Rupp Company
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited)
(thousands of dollars)
   
June 30, December 31,
2018 2017

Assets

Cash and cash equivalents $ 83,721 $ 79,680
Accounts receivable, net 74,058 67,369
Inventories, net 79,418 74,967

Prepaid and other

 

5,297

 

5,918

 
Total current assets 242,494 227,934
 
Property, plant and equipment, net 115,426 117,071
 
Other assets 7,574 7,779
 
Prepaid pension benefits 8,087 4,313
 
Goodwill and other intangible assets, net   36,966   37,918
 
Total assets $ 410,547 $ 395,015
 

Liabilities and shareholders' equity

Accounts payable $ 16,446 $ 15,798
Accrued liabilities and expenses   31,739   29,898
 
Total current liabilities 48,185 45,696
 
Postretirement benefits 15,190 15,737
 
Other long-term liabilities   7,605   8,087
 
Total liabilities 70,980 69,520
 
Shareholders' equity   339,567   325,495
 
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 410,547 $ 395,015
 
Shares outstanding 26,108,045 26,106,623
 

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