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Colfax Reports Second Quarter 2018 Results

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ANNAPOLIS JUNCTION, MD, Aug. 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

      •         Reported net income from continuing operations per diluted share of $0.52 versus $0.30 in the prior year quarter; adjusted net income per share of $0.61 versus $0.45 in the prior year quarter
      •         Achieved strong organic growth in Fabrication Technology sales and Air & Gas Handling industrial sector orders; strengthened adjusted operating margins
      •         Increased full year adjusted net income per share outlook
      •         Signed agreement for a complementary Fabrication Technology acquisition; repurchased Colfax shares

Colfax Corporation (NYSE:CFX), a leading diversified industrial technology company, today announced its financial results for the second quarter of 2018.

The Company reported net income from continuing operations of $68 million or $0.52 per diluted share, compared to $0.30 in the prior year quarter. Colfax also reported second quarter 2018 adjusted net income of $75 million or $0.61 per share compared to $0.45 per share for the same prior year period.

Second quarter 2018 net sales of $925 million were 9% higher than the comparable period of 2017. Excluding acquisitions and foreign currency translation effects (FX), Fabrication Technology segment sales grew 8.2%, and Air & Gas Handling segment sales decreased 13.1%. Second quarter 2018 Air & Gas Handling orders increased 5.8% to $360 million compared to the prior year period. Excluding acquisitions and FX, orders decreased 10.7%. Sequentially from the first quarter of 2018, second quarter adjusted operating margins increased 90 basis points to 8.9%. Fabrication Technology segment operating income margins sequentially increased 70 basis points to 12.7%, and Air & Gas Handling margins increased 60 basis points to 7.3%.

As a result of second quarter performance, Colfax increased its adjusted earnings per share outlook for the year from $2.05-$2.20 to $2.15-$2.30 and expects its seasonally highest profits in the fourth quarter.

"Second quarter operating performance was in-line with our expectations, and we drove tax actions that allowed us to outperform," said Matt Trerotola, Colfax President and CEO. "Recent acquisitions are performing as expected, the Fabrication Technology business posted significant global growth, and Air & Gas Handling operating margins expanded sequentially from the first quarter as expected. Air & Gas Handling industrial segment orders grew organically 24% year over year in the quarter, reflecting the successful long-term diversification of the business into higher-growth, less cyclical end markets. We expect strong performance in the second half of 2018, led by continued Fabrication Technology business growth, improved Air & Gas Handling margins, and benefits from the increased scope of our restructuring actions."

The Company signed an agreement in the second quarter to acquire Gas Control Equipment (GCE), a European leader in industrial gas flow equipment serving critical applications. GCE is projected to close in the third quarter of this year following regulatory approval and other closing conditions, and the Company expects the business to contribute annual revenues in excess of $100 million. Colfax has repurchased $200 million of its common stock since May, including $144 million during the second quarter.

"We continue to execute our disciplined capital allocation strategy to create long-term value," said Mr. Trerotola. "Our strong balance sheet and cash flow enable us to invest for long-term growth and take the opportunity to invest in our shares at an attractive value. The GCE acquisition complements our Fabrication Technology business with improved scale and customer reach while increasing our presence in specialty gas applications, and we look forward to completing the transaction and welcoming the GCE associates to the Colfax team."

During the second quarter, the Company divested its CIRCOR International, Inc. shares for net cash proceeds of $139 million, successfully completing the December 2017 divestiture of its Fluid Handling business to CIRCOR.

Conference Call and Webcast

Colfax will host a conference call to provide details about its results today at 8:30 a.m. EDT. The call will be open to the public through +1-877-303-7908 (U.S. callers) or +1-678-373-0875 (international callers) and referencing the conference ID number 3078073 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 industrial technology company that provides air & gas handling and fabrication technology products and services to customers around the world principally under the Howden and ESAB 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." Additional information about Colfax is available at www.colfaxcorp.com.

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, projected adjusted net income per share, adjusted operating income, organic sales growth, and organic order decline. Adjusted operating income excludes Restructuring and other related items, gain or loss on short term investments, Goodwill and intangible asset impairment charge and Pension settlement loss. Adjusted net income, adjusted net income per share and projected adjusted net income per share exclude Restructuring and other related charges, gain or loss on short term investments, Goodwill and intangible asset impairment charge, Pension settlement loss, acquisition-related intangibles amortization, and other non-cash acquisition related charges. The effective tax rates used to calculate adjusted net income and adjusted net income per share are 15.0% and 17.9% for the second quarter and six months ended June 29, 2018. The effective tax rates used to calculate adjusted net income and adjusted net income per share are 29.6% and 28.0% for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2017. Organic sales growth and organic order 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 2017 Annual Report on Form 10-K under the caption "Risk Factors." In addition, these statements are based on a number of 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 Income
Dollars in thousands, except per share data
(Unaudited)

  Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
  June 29, 2018   June 30, 2017   June 29, 2018   June 30, 2017
               
Net sales $ 925,288     $ 847,962     $ 1,806,213     $ 1,581,592  
Cost of sales 637,854     589,898     1,248,159     1,083,699  
Gross profit 287,434     258,064     558,054     497,893  
Selling, general and administrative expense 204,784     176,882     405,303     351,715  
Restructuring and other related charges 16,946     11,060     24,875     15,833  
Operating income 65,704     70,122     127,876     130,345  
Interest expense, net 9,680     8,524     19,268     17,778  
(Gain) loss on short term investments (4,591)         10,128      
Income from continuing operations before income taxes 60,615     61,598     98,480     112,567  
(Benefit) provision for income taxes (6,893)     19,734     (907)     32,312  
Net income from continuing operations 67,508     41,864     99,387     80,255  
(Loss) income from discontinued operations, net of taxes(1) (25,729)     16,611     (28,566)     19,707  
Net income 41,779     58,475     70,821     99,962  
Less: income attributable to noncontrolling interest, net of taxes 3,322     5,081     7,829     8,026  
Net income attributable to Colfax Corporation 38,457     53,394     62,992     91,936  
Net income (loss) per share - basic              
Continuing operations $ 0.52     $ 0.30     $ 0.74     $ 0.59  
Discontinued operations $ (0.21)     $ 0.13     $ (0.23)     $ 0.16  
Consolidated operations $ 0.31     $ 0.43     $ 0.51     $ 0.75  
Net (loss) income per share - diluted              
Continuing operations $ 0.52     $ 0.30     $ 0.74     $ 0.58  
Discontinued operations $ (0.21)     $ 0.13     $ (0.23)     $ 0.16  
Consolidated operations $ 0.31     $ 0.43     $ 0.51     $ 0.74  

(1) The loss from discontinued operations, net of taxes in the quarter ended June 29, 2018 includes an $18.0 million tax provision primarily related to the gain on the sale of the Fluid Handling business and a $4.3 million loss to adjust for the final consideration related to the sale. See the Company's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017 and Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 29, 2018 for additional information regarding the divestiture.


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

  Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
  June 29, 2018   June 30, 2017   June 29, 2018   June 30, 2017
Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Net Income Per Share  
Net income from continuing operations attributable to Colfax Corporation (1) $ 64,186     $ 36,783     $ 91,558     $ 72,229  
Restructuring and other related charges- pretax 16,946     11,060     24,875     15,833  
Acquisition-related amortization and other non-cash charges- pretax (2) 19,381     13,683     40,062     27,077  
(Gain) Loss on short term investments-pretax (4,591)         10,128      
Tax adjustment (3) (20,740)     (5,823)     (31,897)     (11,221)  
Adjusted net income from continuing operations $ 75,182     $ 55,703     $ 134,726     $ 103,918  
Adjusted net income margin from continuing operations 8.1%     6.6%     7.5%     6.6%  
Weighted-average shares outstanding - diluted 122,973     123,954     123,510     123,881  
               
Adjusted net income per share continuing operations $ 0.61     $ 0.45     $ 1.09     $ 0.84  
               
Net income per share- diluted from continuing operations (GAAP) $ 0.52     $ 0.30     $ 0.74     $ 0.58  


  Updated Guidance   Previous Guidance
  Low   High   Low   High
2018 Earnings Per Share              
Projected net income per share from continuing operations (GAAP)- diluted $ 1.19     $ 1.35     $ 1.22     $ 1.37  
Restructuring and other related charges- pretax 0.58     0.58     0.31     0.31  
Acquisition-related amortization and other non-cash charges- pretax(2) 0.61     0.61     0.60     0.60  
Loss on short term investments- pretax 0.08     0.08     0.12     0.12  
Tax adjustment (3) (0.31)     (0.32)     (0.20)     (0.20)  
Projected adjusted net income per share $ 2.15     $ 2.30     $ 2.05     $ 2.20  

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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) The effective tax rates used to calculate adjusted net income and adjusted net income per share for the second quarter and six months ended June 29, 2018 are 15.0% and 17.9%, respectively. These rates exclude the benefit of a $12.5 million deferred tax asset valuation allowance reversal. The effective tax rates used to calculate adjusted net income and adjusted net income per share for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2017 are 29.6% and 28.0%, respectively. The estimated effective tax rate for adjusted net income and adjusted net income per share for the year ended December 31, 2018 is 20-22%.


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

  Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
  June 29, 2018   June 30, 2017   June 29, 2018   June 30, 2017
Continuing Operations              
Operating income $ 65,704     $ 70,122     $ 127,876     $ 130,345  
Operating income margin 7.1%     8.3%     7.1%     8.2%  
Restructuring and other related charges 16,946     11,060     24,875     15,833  
Adjusted operating income $ 82,650     $ 81,182     $ 152,751     $ 146,178  
Adjusted operating income margin 8.9%     9.6%     8.5%     9.2%  


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

          Air and Gas Handling
  Net Sales   Orders
  $   %   $   %
   
For the three months ended June 30, 2017 $ 848.0         $ 339.8      
Components of Change:              
Existing businesses(1) (6.0)     (0.7)%     (36.4)     (10.7)%  
Acquisitions(2) 70.1     8.3%     43.5     12.8%  
Foreign currency translation 13.2     1.6%     12.7     3.7%  
  77.3     9.1%     19.8     5.8%  
For the three months ended June 29, 2018 $ 925.3         $ 359.6      


          Air and Gas Handling
  Net Sales   Orders   Backlog at Period End
  $   %   $   %   $   %
                       
As of and for the six months ended June 30, 2017 $ 1,581.6         $ 675.4         $ 874.1      
Components of Change:                      
Existing businesses(1) 30.0     1.9%     (119.9)     (17.8)%     (141.7)     (16.2)%  
Acquisitions(2) 138.9     8.8%     90.2     13.4%     101.2     11.6%  
Foreign currency translation 55.7     3.5%     41.0     6.1%     3.9     0.4%  
  224.6     14.2%     11.3     1.7%     (36.6)     (4.2)%  
As of and for the six months ended June 29, 2018 $ 1,806.2         $ 686.7         $ 837.5      

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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 from the acquisition completed in our Air and Gas Handling segment, and incremental sales for acquisitions completed in our Fabrication Technology segment.


Colfax Corporation
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
Dollars in thousands, except share amounts
(Unaudited)

  June 29, 2018   December 31, 2017
ASSETS      
CURRENT ASSETS:      
Cash and cash equivalents $ 257,700     $ 262,019  
Short term investments     149,608  
Trade receivables, less allowance for doubtful accounts of $29,320 and $31,488 986,271     970,199  
Inventories, net 490,159     429,627  
Other current assets 213,350     258,379  
Total current assets 1,947,480     2,069,832  
Property, plant and equipment, net 510,695     552,802  
Goodwill 2,505,377     2,538,544  
Intangible assets, net 960,154     1,017,203  
Other assets 538,997     531,316  
Total assets $ 6,462,703     $ 6,709,697  
       
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY      
CURRENT LIABILITIES:      
Current portion of long-term debt $ 6,180     $ 5,766  
Accounts payable 586,276     587,129  
Customer advances and billings in excess of costs incurred 149,019     145,853  
Accrued liabilities 333,046     358,632  
Total current liabilities 1,074,521     1,097,380  
Long-term debt, less current portion 1,067,415     1,055,305  
Other liabilities 783,327     829,748  
Total liabilities 2,925,263     2,982,433  
Equity:      
Common stock, $0.001 par value; 400,000,000 shares authorized; 118,925,914 and 123,245,827 issued and outstanding 119     123  
Additional paid-in capital 3,100,201     3,228,174  
Retained earnings 914,634     846,490  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (698,680)     (574,372)  
Total Colfax Corporation equity 3,316,274     3,500,415  
Noncontrolling interest 221,166     226,849  
Total equity 3,537,440     3,727,264  
Total liabilities and equity $ 6,462,703     $ 6,709,697  


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

  Six Months Ended
  June 29, 2018   June 30, 2017
       
Cash flows from operating activities:      
Net income $ 70,821     $ 99,962  
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash (used in) provided by operating activities:      
Depreciation, amortization and impairment charges 71,958     68,606  
Stock-based compensation expense 12,835     11,931  
Non-cash interest expense 2,243     2,170  
Loss on short term investments 10,128      
Deferred income tax benefit (19,656)     (3,700)  
Gain on sale of facility (7,839)     (11,734)  
Loss on sale of business 4,337      
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:      
Trade receivables, net (65,186)     (59,419)  
Inventories, net (53,993)     (29,932)  
Accounts payable 19,878     5,470  
Customer advances and billings in excess of costs incurred 17,462     (1,352)  
Changes in other operating assets and liabilities (29,326)     16,556  
Net cash provided by operating activities 33,662     98,558  
Cash flows from investing activities:      
Purchases of fixed assets (24,808)     (26,755)  
Proceeds from sale of facility 14,634     16,106  
Acquisitions, net of cash received (50,912)     (49,999)  
Sale of business, net 18,603      
Sale of short term investments, net 139,480      
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities 96,997     (60,648)  
Cash flows from financing activities:      
Payments under term credit facility (56,250)     (28,126)  
Proceeds from borrowings on revolving credit facilities and other 504,518     384,257  
Repayments of borrowings on revolving credit facilities and other (422,361)     (720,473)  
Proceeds from borrowings on senior unsecured notes     374,451  
Proceeds from issuance of common stock, net 3,090     3,134  
Common stock repurchases (143,902)      
Other (838)     (8,329)  
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities (115,743)     4,914  
Effect of foreign exchange rates on Cash and cash equivalents (19,235)     7,671  
(Decrease) increase in Cash and cash equivalents (4,319)     50,495  
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 262,019     221,730  
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 257,700     $ 272,225  
       

Kevin Johnson, Vice President
Colfax Corporation
+1-301-323-9090
investorrelations@colfaxcorp.com

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