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METTLER-TOLEDO INTERNATIONAL INC. REPORTS FIRST QUARTER 2022 RESULTS

COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (NYSE: MTD) today announced first quarter results for 2022. Provided below are the highlights:

  • Reported sales increased 12% compared with the prior year. In local currency, sales increased 14% in the quarter as currency reduced sales growth by 2%.
  • Net earnings per diluted share as reported (EPS) were $7.55, compared with $6.32 in the prior-year period. Adjusted EPS was $7.87, an increase of 20% over the prior-year amount of $6.56. Adjusted EPS is a non-GAAP measure, and a reconciliation to EPS is included on the last page of the attached schedules.

First Quarter Results

Patrick Kaltenbach, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "We had a strong start to the year with robust customer demand and diligent execution by our teams throughout the world. We had excellent growth in our Laboratory and Industrial businesses and saw broad-based growth in most regions. Despite continued higher costs associated with challenges in the global supply chain, we had a very good increase in operating profit and earnings growth, which is particularly impressive given the excellent growth in the prior year."

GAAP Results

EPS in the quarter was $7.55, compared with the prior-year amount of $6.32

Compared with the prior year, total reported sales increased 12% to $897.8 million. By region, reported sales increased 16% in the Americas, 3% in Europe and 14% in Asia/Rest of World. Earnings before taxes amounted to $213.0 million, compared with $185.4 million in the prior year.

Non-GAAP Results

Adjusted EPS was $7.87, an increase of 20% over the prior-year amount of $6.56.

Compared with the prior year, total sales in local currency increased 14% as currency reduced sales growth by 2%. By region, local currency sales increased 16% in the Americas, 10% in Europe and 15% in Asia/Rest of World. Adjusted Operating Profit amounted to $241.2 million, a 15% increase from the prior-year amount of $210.7 million.

Adjusted EPS and Adjusted Operating Profit are non-GAAP measures. Reconciliations to the most comparable GAAP measures are provided in the attached schedules.

Outlook   

The Company stated that forecasting continues to be challenging. Management cautions that market conditions are very dynamic and changes to the business environment can happen quickly. There is increased uncertainty in the economic environment today including the potential impact of COVID-19, challenges in the global supply chain, inflationary pressures, unfavorable foreign currency and the potential repercussions from the war in Ukraine.  The estimates include uncertainty and management acknowledges that market conditions are subject to change.   

The Company said that based on its assessment of market conditions today, management anticipates local

currency sales growth in 2022 will be approximately 8%. This sales growth is expected to result in

Adjusted EPS in the range of $38.20 to $38.50, which represents a growth rate of 12% to 13%. This compares with previous local currency sales guidance of approximately 7% and Adjusted EPS guidance of $38.15 to $38.50.

Based on today's assessment of market conditions, management anticipates local currency sales growth for the second quarter of 2022 will be approximately 7%, and Adjusted EPS is forecasted to be $8.70 to $8.80, a growth rate of 7% to 9%.

While the Company has provided an outlook for local currency sales growth and Adjusted EPS, it has not provided an outlook for reported sales growth or EPS as it would require an estimate of currency exchange fluctuations and non-recurring items, which are not yet known.

Conclusion

Kaltenbach concluded, "Momentum in our business is good across our Laboratory and Industrial product lines and we believe we are continuing to gain market share. Our ability to navigate challenges in the supply chain and meet customer demand continues to be a competitive advantage. We face macro uncertainties including COVID-19, challenges in the global supply chain, inflationary pressures, unfavorable foreign currency and the potential repercussions from the war in Ukraine. We remain focused on what we can control, namely capitalizing on our strong product portfolio and focused execution of our strategic programs to capture growth. Our culture of agility and resilience is particularly important given market conditions today. We remain confident in our strategic initiatives and our ability to deliver strong results in 2022 and beyond."

Other Matters

The Company will host a conference call to discuss its quarterly results today (Thursday, May 5) at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. To hear a live webcast or replay of the call, visit the investor relations page on the Company's website at www.mt.com/investors. The presentation referenced in the conference call will be located on the website prior to the call.

METTLER TOLEDO (NYSE: MTD) is a leading global supplier of precision instruments and services. We have strong leadership positions in all of our businesses and believe we hold global number-one market positions in most of them. We are recognized as an innovation leader and our solutions are critical in key R&D, quality control and manufacturing processes for customers in a wide range of industries including life sciences, food and chemicals. Our sales and service network is one of the most extensive in the industry. Our products are sold in more than 140 countries and we have a direct presence in approximately 40 countries. With proven growth strategies and a focus on execution, we have achieved a long-term track record of strong financial performance. For more information, please visit www.mt.com.

Statements in this press release which are not historical facts constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934. You should not rely on forward-looking statements to predict our actual results. Our actual results or performance may be materially different than reflected in forward-looking statements because of various risks and uncertainties, including statements about expected revenue growth and long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as "may," "will," "could," "would," "should," "expect," "plan," "anticipate," "intend," "believe," "estimate," "predict," "potential" or "continue." We make forward-looking statements about future events or our future financial performance, including earnings and sales growth, earnings per share, strategic plans and contingency plans, growth opportunities or economic downturns, our ability to respond to changes in market conditions, customer demand, our competitive position, pricing, our supply chain, adequacy of our facilities, access to and the costs of raw materials, shipping and supplier costs, gross margins, planned research and development efforts and product introductions, capital expenditures, cash flow, tax-related matters, the impact of foreign currencies, compliance with laws, effects of acquisitions and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our businesses. Our forward-looking statements may not be accurate or complete, and we do not intend to update or revise them in light of actual results. New risks also periodically arise. Please consider the risks and factors that could cause our results to differ materially from what is described in our forward-looking statements, including the uncertain duration and severity of the COVID-19 pandemic. See in particular "Factors Affecting Our Future Operating Results" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021 and other reports filed with the SEC from time to time.

 

METTLER-TOLEDO INTERNATIONAL INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(amounts in thousands except share data)

(unaudited)




















Three months ended






Three months ended







March 31, 2022



% of sales



March 31, 2021


% of sales




















Net sales


$897,791

(a)


100.0





$804,390



100.0



Cost of sales


378,206



42.1





332,694



41.4



Gross profit


519,585



57.9





471,696



58.6




















Research and development


43,028



4.8





39,272



4.9



Selling, general and administrative 


235,312



26.2





221,752



27.6



Amortization


16,604



1.8





13,884



1.7



Interest expense


11,338



1.3





9,471



1.2



Restructuring charges


4,011



0.5





1,193



0.1



Other charges (income), net


(3,709)



(0.4)





710



0.1



Earnings before taxes


213,001



23.7





185,414



23.0




















Provision for taxes


39,000



4.3





35,751



4.4



Net earnings


$174,001



19.4





$149,663



18.6




















Basic earnings per common share:
















Net earnings 


$7.64








$6.41






Weighted average number of common shares


22,768,298








23,365,077























Diluted earnings per common share:
















Net earnings 


$7.55








$6.32






Weighted average number of common 


23,040,231








23,685,665






  and common equivalent shares

































Note:
















(a)    Local currency sales increased 14% as compared to the same period in 2021.




















RECONCILIATION OF EARNINGS BEFORE TAXES TO ADJUSTED OPERATING PROFIT




















Three months ended






Three months ended







March 31, 2022



% of sales



March 31, 2021


% of sales




















Earnings before taxes


$213,001








$185,414






Amortization


16,604








13,884






Interest expense


11,338








9,471






Restructuring charges


4,011








1,193






Other charges (income), net


(3,709)








710






Adjusted operating profit


$241,245

(b)


26.9





$210,672



26.2




















Note:
















(b)    Adjusted operating profit increased 15% as compared to the same period in 2021.



 


METTLER-TOLEDO INTERNATIONAL INC.


CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS


(amounts in thousands)


(unaudited)

























March 31, 2022



December 31, 2021












Cash and cash equivalents



$116,949





$98,564


Accounts receivable, net



617,880





647,335


Inventories



446,490





414,543


Other current assets and prepaid expenses



128,567





108,916


Total current assets



1,309,886





1,269,358













Property, plant and equipment, net



787,472





799,365


Goodwill and other intangibles assets, net



955,197





956,072


Other non-current assets



303,628





302,003


Total assets



$3,356,183





$3,326,798













Short-term borrowings and maturities of long-term debt



$105,262





$101,134


Trade accounts payable



259,352





272,911


Accrued and other current liabilities



722,799





772,493


Total current liabilities



1,087,413





1,146,538













Long-term debt



1,766,832





1,580,808


Other non-current liabilities



417,368





428,031


Total liabilities



3,271,613





3,155,377













Shareholders' equity



84,570





171,421


Total liabilities and shareholders' equity



$3,356,183





$3,326,798


 

METTLER-TOLEDO INTERNATIONAL INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

 (amounts in thousands)

 (unaudited)



Three months ended




March 31,




2022


2021








Cash flow from operating activities:






    Net earnings


$174,001


$149,663


    Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to






      net cash provided by operating activities:






Depreciation


11,880


10,943


Amortization


16,604


13,884


Deferred tax benefit


(1,096)


(5,068)


Share-based compensation


4,509


4,575


Decrease in cash resulting from changes in






   operating assets and liabilities


(115,061)


(15,120)


                Net cash provided by operating activities


90,837


158,877








Cash flows from investing activities:






    Purchase of property, plant and equipment


(19,151)


(24,605)


    Proceeds from government funding (a)


18,000


-


    Acquisitions


(9,704)


(185,074)


    Other investing activities


3,743


18,226


                Net cash used in investing activities


(7,112)


(191,453)








Cash flows from financing activities:






    Proceeds from borrowings


684,037


827,991


    Repayments of borrowings


(478,479)


(523,146)


    Proceeds from exercise of stock options


5,289


5,049


    Repurchases of common stock 


(275,000)


(262,500)


    Other financing activities


(332)


(714)


                Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities


(64,485)


46,680








Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents


(855)


(1,704)








Net increase in cash and cash equivalents


18,385


12,400








Cash and cash equivalents:






    Beginning of period


98,564


94,254


    End of period


$116,949


$106,654














RECONCILIATION OF NET CASH PROVIDED BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES TO ADJUSTED FREE CASH FLOW







Net cash provided by operating activities


$90,837


$158,877


    Payments in respect of restructuring activities


1,914


4,573


    Payments for acquisition costs


174


117


    Purchase of property, plant and equipment, net (a)


(17,472)


(24,605)


Adjusted free cash flow


$75,453


$138,962








Note:






(a)

In September 2021, the Company entered into an agreement with the U.S. Department of Defense to increase the domestic production capacity of pipette tips and enhance manufacturing automation and logistics. The Company will receive funding of $35.8 million, which will offset future capital expenditures. For the three months ended March 31, 2022, the funding proceeds of $18.0M and related purchase of property, plant and equipment of $1.7M are excluded from Adjusted free cash flow.


 

METTLER-TOLEDO INTERNATIONAL INC.


OTHER OPERATING STATISTICS




























SALES GROWTH BY DESTINATION


(unaudited)



















Europe


Americas


Asia/RoW

Total
















U.S. Dollar Sales Growth













Three Months Ended March 31, 2022



3%


16%


14%


12%
















Local Currency Sales Growth













Three Months Ended March 31, 2022



10%


16%


15%


14%





























RECONCILIATION OF DILUTED EPS AS REPORTED TO ADJUSTED DILUTED EPS 


(unaudited)

















Three months ended




March 31,




2022


2021


% Growth




















EPS as reported, diluted

$7.55


$6.32


19%




















Purchased intangible amortization, net of tax

0.22

(a)

0.12

(a)








Restructuring charges, net of tax

0.14

(b)

0.04

(b)








Acquisition costs, net of tax

0.02

(c)

0.10

(c)








Income tax expense

(0.06)

(d)

(0.02)

(d)





















Adjusted EPS, diluted

$7.87


$6.56


20%




















Notes:












(a)

Represents the EPS impact of purchased intangibles amortization of $6.6 million ($5.1 million after tax) and $3.8 million ($2.9 million after tax) for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021, respectively.

(b)

Represents the EPS impact of restructuring charges of $4.0 million ($3.2 million after tax) and $1.2 million ($1.0 million after tax) for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021, respectively, which primarily include employee related costs.

(c)

Represents the EPS impact of acquisition costs of $0.5 million ($0.4 million after tax) and $2.8 million ($2.3 million after tax) for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021, respectively.

(d)

Represents the EPS impact of the difference between our quarterly and estimated annual tax rate before non-recurring discrete items during the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021 due to the timing of excess tax benefits associated with stock option exercises.

 

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