Applied Industrial Technologies Reports Fiscal 2021 Second Quarter Results
January 28, 2021 at 06:30 AM EST
Applied Industrial Technologies (NYSE: AIT), a leading value-added distributor and technical solutions provider of industrial motion, fluid power, flow control, automation technologies, and related maintenance supplies, today reported results for its fiscal 2021 second quarter ended December 31, 2020.
Net sales for the quarter decreased 9.9% to $751.3 million from $833.4 million in the prior year. The change includes a 0.5% increase from acquisitions and a 0.1% increase from foreign currency translation. Excluding these factors, sales decreased 10.5% on an organic basis reflecting a 10.5% decline in the Service Center segment and a 10.1% decline in the Fluid Power & Flow Control segment. The Company reported a net loss of $5.3 million, or $0.14 per share. Results include a non-cash impairment charge of $49.5 million pre-tax and non-routine costs of $7.8 million pre-tax. Excluding these items, the Company reported non-GAAP adjusted net income of $38.4 million, or $0.98 per share, and adjusted EBITDA of $68.3 million.
Neil A. Schrimsher, Applied’s President & Chief Executive Officer, commented “Our fiscal 2021 second quarter reflects solid execution across Applied. We are progressing on our growth initiatives as end-market demand gradually recovers. This drove encouraging order momentum and seasonally strong sequential improvement in daily sales rates during the quarter. Combined with solid cost control and working capital management, decremental margins were better than our expectations and we generated record second quarter cash flow. Overall, the results are a testament to our industry position and operational discipline, as well as the expanding value we are providing as the industrial sector advances through the pandemic and customers address greater technical and growth requirements.”
Mr. Schrimsher added, “Looking forward, I am increasingly constructive on our outlook and potential. While general economic uncertainty remains, underlying sales improvement has continued into January with organic sales month to date down by a mid-single digit percent year over year. We have multiple catalysts to expand our market potential and accelerate growth opportunities throughout calendar 2021 and beyond. This activity includes addressing customers’ break-fix MRO requirements, supporting greater demand for specialized engineered solutions, and leveraging our multi-channel cross-selling initiatives. In addition, we are making solid progress expanding our next generation automation capabilities following three acquisitions in the past 16 months, putting us in a strong position to address our customers’ emerging industrial technology and operational requirements. Our balance sheet provides the means to support these growth opportunities and drive additional stakeholder returns as the economic recovery broadens.”
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