Parker-Hannifin Corporation (PH - Free Report) reported mixed results for third-quarter fiscal 2019 (ended March 2019), wherein its earnings beat estimates but revenues lagged the same.
Quarterly adjusted earnings came in at $3.17 per share, up 13.2% year over year from $2.80 per share. The bottom line also outpaced the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $3.01.
Revenues for the fiscal third quarter were $3,687.5 million, down 1.7% year over year. However, the figure improved 2% organically. Notably, the top line missed the consensus estimate of $3.71 billion.
Revenues in the North American segment came in at $1,750.6 million, down 1% year over year.
The company’s International top-line performance depreciated 8% to $1,284.9 million in the reported quarter.
The Aerospace Systems segment generated revenues of $652.1 million, up 9% year over year.
Cost of sales in the fiscal third quarter was $2,766.7 million, down 1.9% year over year. Selling, general and administrative expenses were $360.9 million, down from $416.5 million incurred in the year-ago quarter. Adjusted operating margin was 17.2%, up 90 basis points.
Balance Sheet/Cash Flow
Exiting the fiscal third quarter, Parker-Hannifin had cash and cash equivalents of $1,098.7 million, up from $1,089.5 million recorded as of Mar 31, 2018. At the end of the reported quarter, long-term debt was $4,284.2 million compared with $4,818.6 million as of Mar 31, 2018.
In the first nine months of fiscal 2019, the company generated $1,092.6 million cash from operating activities, up from $901.2 million witnessed in the comparable period last fiscal year.
Parker-Hannifin intends to boost its near-term revenues and profitability on the back of its Win Strategy. This Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) company has revised its earnings view for fiscal 2019 from $11.35-$11.85 to $11.45-$11.75 per share. However, organic revenue growth is predicted to lie in the 2-3% range, lower than the prior view of 2-4%.
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