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|Stanley Black & Decker Reports 1Q 2017 Results|
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1Q'17 Key Points:
"We continue to take strategic capital deployment actions for future growth while expanding our operating margin rate. During the quarter, we closed three important transactions which included adding iconic brands Lenox, Irwin and Craftsman to our strong portfolio of world-class brands and franchises. The sale of the majority of our Mechanical Security businesses allowed us to redeploy that capital into more fruitful growth opportunities. The Company is now working intensely to invest in product, brand and commercialization for the Craftsman brand, and to successfully integrate Newell tools, as we remain focused on our diversified industrial portfolio strategy."
Updated 2017 Outlook
The following reflects the key assumption changes to the Company's prior EPS outlook:
Merger And Acquisition ("M&A") Related Charges
Total M&A related charges in 1Q'17 were
Gain On Divestitures
The Company sold the majority of its Mechanical Security businesses and one small Tools & Storage business during the first quarter. The pre-tax gain relating to these divestitures, the majority of which relates to the Mechanical Security sale, was
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Organic sales growth is defined as total sales growth less the sales of companies acquired in the past twelve months and any foreign currency impacts. Operating margin is defined as sales less cost of sales and selling, general and administrative expenses. Management uses operating margin and its percentage of net sales as key measures to assess the performance of the Company as a whole, as well as the related measures at the segment level. Free cash flow is defined as cash flow from operations less capital and software expenditures. Management considers free cash flow an important indicator of its liquidity, as well as its ability to fund future growth and to provide a return to the shareowners. Free cash flow does not include deductions for mandatory debt service, other borrowing activity, discretionary dividends on the Company's common stock and business acquisitions, among other items. Free cash flow conversion is defined as free cash flow divided by net income. The normalized statement of operations and business segment information, as reconciled to GAAP on pages 13 and 14 for 2017, is considered relevant to aid analysis of the Company's margin and earnings results aside from the material impact of the acquisition-related charges and gain on sales of businesses.
Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995
Statements in this press release that are not historical, including but not limited to those regarding the Company's ability to: (i) achieve full year 2017 diluted GAAP EPS of
The Company's ability to deliver the Results as described above is based on current expectations and involves inherent risks and uncertainties, including factors listed below and other factors that could delay, divert, or change any of them, and could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially from current expectations. In addition to the risks, uncertainties and other factors discussed in this press release, the risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause or contribute to actual results differing materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements include, without limitation, those set forth under Item 1A Risk Factors of the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and any material changes thereto set forth in any subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, or those contained in the Company's other filings with the
The Company's ability to deliver the Results is dependent, or based, upon: (i) continued improved results from the Company's Industrial Businesses; (ii) the Company's ability to invest in product, brand and commercialization of the Craftsman brand and to successfully integrate Newell Tools while remaining focused on its diversified industrial portfolio strategy; (iii) the Company's ability to deliver slightly higher overall organic growth of approximately an additional
The Company's ability to deliver the Results is also dependent upon: (i) the success of the Company's marketing and sales efforts, including the ability to develop and market new and innovative products at the right price points in both existing and new markets; (ii) the ability of the Company to maintain or improve production rates in the Company's manufacturing facilities, respond to significant changes in product demand and fulfill demand for new and existing products; (iii) the Company's ability to continue improvements in working capital through effective management of accounts receivable and inventory levels; (iv) the ability to continue successfully managing and defending claims and litigation; (v) the success of the Company's efforts to mitigate any adverse earnings impact resulting from, for example, increases in the cost of energy or significant Chinese Renminbi, Canadian Dollar, Euro, British Pound, Brazilian Real or other currency fluctuations; (vi) the geographic distribution of the Company's earnings; (vii) the commitment to and success of the Stanley Fulfillment System including, core innovation, breakthrough innovation, digital and commercial excellence and functional transformation; and (viii) successful implementation with expected results of cost reduction programs.
The Company's ability to achieve the Results will also be affected by external factors. These external factors include: challenging global geopolitical and macroeconomic environment, possibly including impact from "Brexit" or other similar actions from other EU member states; the economic environment of emerging markets, particularly
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