Franklin Electric Reports Second Quarter 2020 Sales and Earnings
Fort Wayne, IN – July 28, 2020 - Franklin Electric Co., Inc. (NASDAQ: FELE) reported second quarter 2020 GAAP fully diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.52, versus a GAAP fully diluted EPS in the second quarter 2019 of $0.70. Second quarter 2020 sales were $308.3 million, compared to 2019 second quarter sales of $355.3 million. Second quarter EPS before the impact of restructuring expenses was $0.54 compared to 2019 second quarter EPS before restructuring of $0.70 (see table below for a reconciliation of GAAP EPS to EPS before restructuring).
Gregg Sengstack, Franklin Electric’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented:
“Although our second quarter results were impacted negatively by the effects of the Global Pandemic, they exceeded our revised expectations. Our Water and Distribution businesses both turned in solid results given the environment we were operating in and demonstrate the less cyclical nature of both segments. Versus the 2019 second quarter, Distribution revenues grew by 6 percent and earnings grew by over 40 percent. Water Systems revenues were down in total by 13 percent, but earnings were only down 4 percent versus last year, in part due to cost reductions we have implemented. Excluding the U.S., South Africa and India, the Water Systems team posted 9 percent organic growth during the quarter. The Water and Distribution segments both demonstrated sequential improvements as we progressed through the second quarter. The Fueling Systems segment was negatively impacted by a reduction in the global demand for new filling stations. Our year to date free cash flow as a percent of net income was 106 percent compared to a negative 13 percent at the end of the second quarter 2019 and our liquidity and balance sheet positions remain very strong.”
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