Curtiss-Wright Reports First Quarter 2019 Financial Results; Raises Full-Year 2019 Guidance for Sales, Operating Income & Margin, EPS and Free Cash Flow

DAVIDSON, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–
Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) reports financial results for the
first quarter ended March 31, 2019.

On March 18, 2019, Curtiss-Wright announced the acquisition of Tactical
Communications Group, LLC (TCG), a leading supplier of tactical data
link software solutions for critical military communication systems. In
addition to our Reported results, we have included an Adjusted view
(defined below) that excludes first year purchase accounting costs
associated with this acquisition, as well as one-time transition and IT
security costs associated with the relocation of the DRG business.

First Quarter
2019 Highlights:

  • Reported diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.29, with Adjusted
    diluted EPS of $1.30 (defined below), up 32% and 33%, respectively,
    compared with the prior year;
  • Net sales of $578 million, up 6%;
  • Reported and Adjusted operating income of $72 million, up 12%;
  • Reported and Adjusted operating margin of 12.5%, up 70 basis points;
  • New orders of $747 million increased 23%, led by strong naval defense
    orders, while Backlog of $2.2 billion increased 7% from December 31,
    2018; and
  • Share repurchases of approximately $12 million.

Full-Year
2019 Business Outlook (compared with Adjusted
full-year 2018):

  • Increased Adjusted diluted EPS guidance by $0.20 to new range of $7.00
    to $7.15, up 10-12%, due to expectations for higher sales and
    profitability in the Commercial/Industrial segment, contribution from
    the TCG acquisition (as Adjusted), exclusion of one-time costs
    associated with the relocation of the DRG business, and a slight
    reduction to share count;
  • Increased sales guidance to new range of 4-6% growth (previously up
    3-5%) and Adjusted operating income guidance to new range of 6-9%
    growth (previously up 4-6%);
  • Increased Adjusted operating margin guidance to new range of 16.2% to
    16.3%, up 40-50 basis points (previously 15.9% to 16.0%, up 10-20
    basis points); and
  • Increased Reported free cash flow by $10 million to new range of $310
    to $320 million and Adjusted free cash flow range to new range of $330
    to $340 million, excluding a $20 million capital investment in the
    Power segment related to construction of and move to a new,
    state-of-the-art naval facility for the DRG business, generating a
    free cash flow conversion rate of approximately 110%.

“We delivered a strong start to the year, allowing us to increase our
full-year guidance for sales, operating income, operating margin,
diluted EPS and free cash flow,” said David C. Adams, Chairman and CEO
of Curtiss-Wright Corporation. “First quarter Adjusted diluted EPS was
$1.30, as we delivered solid 6% top-line growth driven by strong defense
market sales, as well as improved profitability led by a strong
performance in the Power segment. Our results also reflected solid new
order growth of 23%, primarily based on the timing of naval defense
orders, which provides increased confidence in achieving our overall
sales expectations.”

“Looking ahead to the remainder of 2019, we anticipate steady,
sequential improvement in operating margin, diluted EPS and free cash
flow. Further, the recently completed acquisition of TCG supports our
objectives for long-term profitable growth and strong free cash flow
generation. Overall, we continue to execute on our long-term strategy to
deliver top-quartile financial performance, which will enable us to
deliver significant value for our shareholders.”

First Quarter 2019 Operating Results

(In millions) 1Q-2019 1Q-2018 Change
Sales $ 578.3 $ 547.5 6%
Reported operating income $ 72.0 $ 64.5 12%
Adjustments (1) 0.5
Adjusted operating income (1) $ 72.5 $ 64.5 12%
Adjusted operating margin (1) 12.5% 11.8% 70 bps
(1)

Adjusted results exclude one-time backlog amortization and
transaction costs for current year acquisition.

  • Sales of $578 million, up $31 million, or 6%, compared with the prior
    year (2% organic, 5% acquisitions, 1% unfavorable foreign currency
    translation);
  • From an end market perspective, total sales to the defense markets
    increased 12%, or 3% organically, led by a 27% surge in naval defense
    revenues, while total sales to the commercial markets increased 2%,
    led by improved commercial aerospace and general industrial sales,
    compared with the prior year. Please refer to the accompanying tables
    for a breakdown of sales by end market;
  • Reported and Adjusted operating income of $72 million, up $8 million,
    or 12%, compared with the prior year, principally reflects higher
    organic revenues and the contribution from our DRG acquisition in the
    Power segment, partially offset by reduced operating income in the
    Defense segment;
  • Reported and Adjusted operating margin of 12.5%, up 70 basis points
    compared with the prior year, reflects favorable overhead absorption
    on higher naval defense revenues and increased profitability on the
    China Direct AP1000 program in the Power segment, as well as the
    benefits of our ongoing margin improvement initiatives, partially
    offset by unfavorable mix for our defense electronics products in the
    Defense segment, as expected; and
  • Non-segment expenses of $9 million were slightly lower compared with
    the prior year, principally due to lower environmental costs.

Net Earnings and Diluted EPS

(In millions, except EPS) 1Q-2019 1Q-2018 Change
Reported net earnings $ 55.6 $ 43.6 27 %
Adjustments (1) 0.5
Tax impact on Adjustments (1)

(0.1

)

Adjusted net earnings (1) $ 56.0 $ 43.6 28 %
Reported diluted EPS $ 1.29 $ 0.98 32 %
Adjustments (1) 0.01
Tax impact on Adjustments (1)

(0.00

)

Adjusted diluted EPS (1) $ 1.30 $ 0.98 33 %
(1) Adjusted results exclude one-time backlog amortization and
transaction costs for current year acquisition.
  • Reported net earnings of $56 million and Reported diluted EPS of $1.29;
  • Adjusted net earnings of $56 million, up $12 million, or 28%, compared
    with the prior year, reflecting higher operating income, lower
    interest expense and a lower tax rate;
  • Adjusted diluted EPS of $1.30, up $0.32, or 33%, compared with the
    prior year, reflecting higher operating income, lower interest expense
    and a lower tax rate, as well as a lower share count; and
  • The effective tax rate (ETR) was 20.9%, a decrease from 28.4% in the
    prior year quarter, primarily due to additional tax expense associated
    with the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the Tax Act) for foreign
    withholding taxes recognized in the prior year period.

Free Cash Flow

(In millions) 1Q-2019 1Q-2018 Change
Net cash used for operating activities $ (51.9 ) $ (71.3 ) 27 %
Capital expenditures

(17.0

)

(9.0

)

(90 %)
Reported free cash flow $ (68.9 ) $ (80.2 ) 14 %
Pension payment (1) 50.0
Adjustment to capital expenditures (DRG facility investment) (2)

5.1

Adjusted free cash flow $ (63.8 ) $ (30.2 ) (111 %)
(1) Reflects a $50 million voluntary contribution to the Company’s
corporate defined benefit pension plan made in the first quarter of
2018.
(2)

Reflects first quarter 2019 spending in accordance with the
Company’s planned $20 million capital investment in the Power
segment.

  • Reported free cash flow of ($69) million, defined as cash flow from
    operations less capital expenditures, increased $11 million, or 14%,
    compared with the prior year, primarily driven by higher cash earnings;
  • Capital expenditures increased by $8 million to $17 million compared
    with the prior year, primarily due to higher capital investments
    within the Power segment, including a $5 million investment related to
    the construction of a new, state-of-the-art naval facility for the DRG
    business; and
  • Adjusted free cash flow, which excludes the facility investment in the
    current period and the pension payment in the prior period, decreased
    $34 million to ($64) million, principally due to the timing of
    supplier payments, partially offset by higher cash earnings.

New Orders and Backlog

  • During the first quarter, new orders of $747 million increased 23%
    compared with the prior year, led by strong organic growth in naval
    defense orders, as well as a 3% contribution from the DRG acquisition;
    and
  • Backlog of $2.2 billion increased 7% from December 31, 2018.

Other Items – Share Repurchase

  • During the first quarter, the Company repurchased 107,272 shares of
    its common stock for approximately $12 million.

First Quarter 2019 Segment Performance

Commercial/Industrial

(In millions) 1Q-2019 1Q-2018 Change
Sales $ 293.5 $ 296.6 (1%)
Reported operating income $ 39.4 $ 39.2 1%
Reported operating margin 13.4% 13.2% 20 bps
  • Sales of $294 million, down $3 million, or 1%, compared with the prior
    year (1% organic, 2% unfavorable foreign currency translation);
  • Lower naval defense market revenues principally reflects lower sales
    of valves on the CVN-80 aircraft carrier program, based on timing of
    production;
  • Commercial aerospace market sales were essentially flat, as higher OEM
    sales of sensors products were mainly offset by lower actuation
    revenues due to the delayed signing of a new supply agreement and
    lower FAA directives;
  • General industrial market sales growth was principally driven by solid
    demand for industrial valve and vehicle products; and
  • Reported operating income was $39 million, up 1% compared with the
    prior year, while reported operating margin increased 20 basis points
    to 13.4%, reflecting higher sales and favorable overhead absorption
    for industrial valve and sensors products, offset by lower sales and
    unfavorable overhead absorption for actuation products, while the
    benefits of our ongoing margin improvement initiatives were offset by
    the impact from tariffs.

Defense

(In millions) 1Q-2019 1Q-2018 Change
Sales $ 121.0 $ 118.9 2%
Reported operating income $ 17.7 $ 19.7 (11%)
Adjustments (1)

0.5

Adjusted operating income (1) $ 18.1 $ 19.7 (8%)
Adjusted operating margin (1) 14.9% 16.6% (170 bps)
(1)

Adjusted results exclude one-time backlog amortization and
transaction costs for current year acquisition.

  • Sales of $121 million, up $2 million, or 2%, compared with the prior
    year (3% organic, 1% unfavorable foreign currency translation);
  • Aerospace defense market sales were essentially flat, as higher sales
    on various helicopter programs, including the Apache platform, were
    offset by reduced sales on unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) programs;
  • Ground defense market revenue declines were principally driven by
    reduced sales on the G/ATOR program and various international tank
    programs, partially offset by higher sales on the Abrams tank platform;
  • Higher naval defense market revenues principally reflect higher sales
    of embedded computing equipment on the Virginia class submarine
    program;
  • Higher commercial aerospace market revenues principally reflect higher
    sales of avionics and electronics equipment on various domestic and
    international platforms;
  • Reported operating income was $18 million, with Reported operating
    margin of 14.6%; and
  • Adjusted operating income of $18 million, down $2 million, or 8%,
    compared with the prior year, while Adjusted operating margin
    decreased 170 basis points to 14.9%, driven by unfavorable mix for our
    defense electronics products, despite higher sales.

Power

(In millions) 1Q-2019 1Q-2018 Change
Sales $ 163.8 $ 132.0 24%
Reported operating income $ 24.2 $ 15.3 58%
Reported operating margin 14.8% 11.6% 320 bps
  • Sales of $164 million, up $32 million, or 24%, compared with the prior
    year (6% organic, 18% acquisition);
  • Strong naval defense market sales were driven by higher Virginia class
    submarine and CVN-80 aircraft carrier revenues, as well as solid DRG
    service center revenues;
  • Power generation market sales were essentially flat, as increased
    domestic aftermarket sales were offset by lower international
    aftermarket sales; and
  • Reported operating income was $24 million, up $9 million, or 58%,
    compared with the prior year, while Reported operating margin
    increased 320 basis points to 14.8%, reflecting favorable overhead
    absorption on higher naval defense revenues and increased
    profitability on the China Direct AP1000 program.

Full-Year 2019 Guidance

The Company is updating its full-year 2019 financial guidance as follows:

(In millions, except EPS)

2019E

Adjusted

Guidance

(Prior)

Changes to

Adjusted

Guidance

2019E

Adjusted

Guidance

(Current)

(1)

Total Sales $2,490 – $2,535 $15-20 $2,510 – $2,550
Operating Income $396 – $405 $10 $406 – $415
Operating Margin 15.9% – 16.0% 30 bps 16.2% – 16.3%
Effective Tax Rate 23.0% 23.0%
Diluted EPS $6.80 – $6.95 $0.20 $7.00 – $7.15
Diluted Shares Outstanding 43.4 (0.1) 43.3
Free Cash Flow (2) $320 – $330 $10 $330 – $340
(1)

2019 Adjusted guidance excludes one-time backlog amortization
and transaction costs associated with the acquisition of TCG in
the Defense segment, and one-time transition and IT security costs
associated with the relocation of our DRG business in the Power
segment.

(2)

2019 Adjusted free cash flow guidance excludes a $20 million
capital investment in the Power segment related to the
construction of a new, state-of-the-art naval facility principally
for DRG.

Full-year 2019 guidance notes (compared with Adjusted full-year 2018):

  • Increased Adjusted diluted EPS guidance by $0.20 to new range of $7.00
    to $7.15, up 10-12%, due to expectations for higher sales and
    profitability in the Commercial/Industrial segment, contribution from
    the TCG acquisition (as Adjusted), exclusion of one-time costs
    associated with the relocation of the DRG business, and a slight
    reduction to share count;
  • TCG acquisition expected to contribute $10 million to sales, $2
    million to Adjusted operating income and $0.04 to Adjusted diluted EPS
    guidance;
  • Increased sales guidance to new range of 4-6% growth (previously up
    3-5%) and Adjusted operating income guidance to new range of 6-9%
    growth (previously up 4-6%);
  • Increased Adjusted operating margin guidance to new range of 16.2% to
    16.3%, up 40-50 basis points (previously 15.9% to 16.0%, up 10-20
    basis points);
  • Increased Reported free cash flow by $10 million to new range of $310
    to $320 million and Adjusted free cash flow range to new range of $330
    to $340 million, excluding a $20 million capital investment in the
    Power segment related to construction of and move to a new,
    state-of-the-art naval facility for the DRG business; and
  • A more detailed breakdown of the Company’s 2019 guidance by segment
    and by market can be found in the accompanying schedules.

Conference Call & Webcast Information

The Company will host a conference call to discuss its first quarter
financial results and business outlook at 9:00 a.m. EDT on Thursday, May
9, 2019. A live webcast of the call and the accompanying financial
presentation, as well as a replay of the call, will be made available on
the internet by visiting the Investor Relations section of the Company’s
website at www.curtisswright.com.

(Tables to Follow)

CURTISS-WRIGHT CORPORATION and SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS (UNAUDITED)

($’s in thousands, except per share data)
Three Months Ended
March 31, Change
2019 2018 $ %
Product sales $ 471,599 $ 444,687 $ 26,912 6 %
Service sales 106,715 102,835 3,880 4 %
Total net sales 578,314 547,522 30,792 6 %
Cost of product sales 311,956 299,311 12,645 4 %
Cost of service sales 69,485 67,020 2,465 4 %
Total cost of sales 381,441 366,331 15,110 4 %
Gross profit 196,873 181,191 15,682 9 %
Research and development expenses 17,241 15,941 1,300 8 %
Selling expenses 31,477 31,520 (43 ) 0 %
General and administrative expenses 76,110 69,232 6,878 10 %
Operating income 72,045 64,498 7,547 12 %
Interest expense 7,272 8,204 (932 ) (11 %)
Other income, net 5,478 4,683 795 17 %
Earnings before income taxes 70,251 60,977 9,274 15 %
Provision for income taxes (14,658 ) (17,334 ) 2,676 15 %
Net earnings $ 55,593 $ 43,643 $ 11,950 27 %
Net earnings per share
Basic earnings per share $ 1.30 $ 0.99
Diluted earnings per share $ 1.29 $ 0.98
Dividends per share $ 0.15 $ 0.15
Weighted average shares outstanding:
Basic 42,799 44,188
Diluted 43,058 44,678
CURTISS-WRIGHT CORPORATION and SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (UNAUDITED)
($’s in thousands, except par value)
March 31, December 31, Change
2019 2018 %
Assets
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 154,428 $ 276,066 (44 %)
Receivables, net 591,562 593,755 0 %
Inventories, net 447,022 423,426 6 %
Other current assets 45,727 50,719 (10 %)
Total current assets 1,238,739 1,343,966 (8 %)
Property, plant, and equipment, net 375,296 374,660 0 %
Goodwill 1,111,342 1,088,032 2 %
Other intangible assets, net 444,741 429,567 4 %
Operating lease right-of-use assets, net 138,525

NM

Other assets 20,159 19,160 5 %
Total assets $ 3,328,802 $ 3,255,385 2 %
Liabilities
Current liabilities:
Current portion of long-term and short term debt $ 161 $ 243 (34 %)
Accounts payable 176,439 232,983 (24 %)
Accrued expenses 114,062 166,954 (32 %)
Income taxes payable 13,708 5,811 136 %
Deferred revenue 225,925 236,508 (4 %)
Other current liabilities 72,973 44,829 63 %
Total current liabilities 603,268 687,328 (12 %)
Long-term debt, net 761,894 762,313 0 %
Deferred tax liabilities, net 49,305 47,121 5 %
Accrued pension and other postretirement benefit costs 99,389 101,227 (2 %)
Long-term operating lease liability 124,014

NM

Long-term portion of environmental reserves 15,847 15,777 0 %
Other liabilities 89,505 110,838 (19 %)
Total liabilities 1,743,222 1,724,604 1 %
Stockholders’ equity
Common stock, $1 par value $ 49,187 $ 49,187 0 %
Additional paid in capital 114,696 118,234 (3 %)
Retained earnings 2,266,902 2,191,471 3 %
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (304,779 ) (288,447 ) (6 %)
Less: cost of treasury stock (540,426 ) (539,664 ) 0 %
Total stockholders’ equity 1,585,580 1,530,781 4 %
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 3,328,802 $ 3,255,385 2 %
NM- not meaningful
CURTISS-WRIGHT CORPORATION and SUBSIDIARIES
SEGMENT INFORMATION (UNAUDITED)
($’s in thousands)
Three Months Ended
March 31,
Change
2019 2018 %

Sales:

Commercial/Industrial $ 293,507 $ 296,641 (1 %)
Defense 121,022 118,901 2 %
Power 163,785 131,980 24 %
Total sales $ 578,314 $ 547,522 6 %

Operating income (expense):

Commercial/Industrial $ 39,446 $ 39,225 1 %
Defense 17,653 19,728 (11 %)
Power 24,219 15,342 58 %
Total segments $ 81,318 $ 74,295 9 %
Corporate and other (9,273 ) (9,797 ) 5 %
Total operating income $ 72,045 $ 64,498 12 %

Operating margins:

Commercial/Industrial 13.4 % 13.2 %
Defense 14.6 % 16.6 %
Power 14.8 % 11.6 %
Total Curtiss-Wright 12.5 % 11.8 %
Segment margins 14.1 % 13.6 %
CURTISS-WRIGHT CORPORATION and SUBSIDIARIES
SALES BY END MARKET (UNAUDITED)
($’s in thousands)
Three Months Ended
March 31,
Change
2019 2018 %
Defense markets:
Aerospace $ 78,787 $ 79,153 0 %
Ground 20,758 22,519 (8 %)
Naval 131,088 103,489 27 %
Total Defense $ 230,633 $ 205,161 12 %
Commercial markets:
Aerospace $ 103,221 $ 99,404 4 %
Power Generation 96,480 98,319 (2 %)
General Industrial 147,980 144,638 2 %
Total Commercial $ 347,681 $ 342,361 2 %
Total Curtiss-Wright $ 578,314 $ 547,522 6 %

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information (Unaudited)

The Corporation supplements its financial information determined under
U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) with certain
non-GAAP financial information. Curtiss-Wright believes that these
non-GAAP measures provide investors with additional insight into the
Company’s ongoing business performance. These non-GAAP measures should
not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the related GAAP
measures, and other companies may define such measures differently.
Curtiss-Wright encourages investors to review its financial statements
and publicly-filed reports in their entirety and not to rely on any
single financial measure.

The Company has elected to change the presentation of its financials and
guidance to include an Adjusted (non-GAAP) view that excludes first year
purchase accounting costs associated with its acquisitions, as well as
one-time transition and IT security costs specifically associated with
the relocation of the DRG business in the Power segment. Transition
costs include relocation of employees and equipment as well as
overlapping facility and labor costs associated with the relocation. We
believe this Adjusted view will provide improved transparency to the
investment community in order to better measure Curtiss-Wright’s ongoing
operating and financial performance and better comparisons of our key
financial metrics to our peers. Reconciliations of “Reported” GAAP
amounts to “Adjusted” non-GAAP amounts are furnished within this release.

The following definitions are provided:

Adjusted Operating Income, Operating Margin, Net
Income and Diluted EPS

These Adjusted financials are defined as Reported Operating Income,
Operating Margin, Net Income and Diluted EPS under GAAP excluding the
impact of first year purchase accounting costs associated with
acquisitions for current and prior year periods, specifically one-time
inventory step-up, backlog amortization and transaction costs, as well
as one-time transition and IT security costs associated with the
relocation of a business in the current year period.

Organic Revenue and Organic Operating Income

The Corporation discloses organic revenue and organic operating income
because the Corporation believes it provides investors with insight as
to the Company’s ongoing business performance. Organic revenue and
organic operating income are defined as revenue and operating income
excluding the impact of foreign currency fluctuations and contributions
from acquisitions made during the last twelve months.

Three Months Ended
March 31,
2019 vs. 2018
Commercial/Industrial Defense Power Total Curtiss-Wright
Sales

Operating
income

Sales

Operating
income

Sales

Operating
income

Sales

Operating
income

Organic 1 % 0 % 3 % (12 %) 6 % 35 % 2 % 5 %
Acquisitions 0 % 0 % 0 % (3 %) 18 % 23 % 5 % 5 %
Foreign Currency (2 %) 1 % (1 %) 4 % 0 % 0 % (1 %) 2 %
Total (1 %) 1 % 2 % (11 %) 24 % 58 % 6 % 12 %

Free Cash Flow and Free Cash Flow Conversion

The Corporation discloses free cash flow because it measures cash flow
available for investing and financing activities. Free cash flow
represents cash available to repay outstanding debt, invest in the
business, acquire businesses, return capital to shareholders and make
other strategic investments. Free cash flow is defined as cash flow
provided by operating activities less capital expenditures. The
Corporation discloses free cash flow conversion because it measures the
proportion of net earnings converted into free cash flow and is defined
as free cash flow divided by net earnings from continuing operations.

CURTISS-WRIGHT CORPORATION and SUBSIDIARIES
NON-GAAP FINANCIAL DATA (UNAUDITED)
($’s in thousands)
Three Months Ended
March 31,
2019 2018
Net cash used for operating activities $ (51,858) $ (71,262)
Capital expenditures (17,034) (8,971)
Free cash flow $ (68,892) $ (80,233)
Voluntary pension payment 50,000
Adjustment to capital expenditures (DRG facility investment) 5,123
Adjusted free cash flow $ (63,769) $ (30,233)
Free Cash Flow Conversion (115%) (69%)
CURTISS-WRIGHT CORPORATION
2019 Guidance
As of May 8, 2019
($’s in millions, except per share data)

2018

Reported

(GAAP)

2018

Adjustments
(1)


(Non-GAAP)

2018

Adjusted

(Non-GAAP)

2019 Prior Reported

Guidance
(2)(3)(4)

(GAAP)

2019 Change in

Operational

Performance

(GAAP)

2019

Adjustments
(1)

(Non-GAAP)

2019

Adjusted Guidance
(2)(3)(4)

(Non-GAAP)

Low High Low High

2019 Chg vs

2018 Adjusted

Sales:

Commercial/Industrial $ 1,209 $ $ 1,209 $ 1,245 $ 1,270 $ 5 – 10 $ $ 1,255 $ 1,275
Defense 554 554 565 575 10 575 585
Power 648 648 680 690 680 690
Total sales $ 2,412 $ $ 2,412 $ 2,490 $ 2,535 $ 15 – 20 $ $ 2,510 $ 2,550 4 to 6%

Operating income:

Commercial/Industrial $ 183 $ $ 183 $ 193 $ 198 $ 2 $ $ 195 $ 200
Defense 128 128 128 131 2 130 133
Power 99 9 108 109 111 6 115 117
Total segments 410 9 419 430 440 2 8 440 450
Corporate and other (36 ) (36 ) (34 ) (36 ) (34 ) (36 )
Total operating income $ 374 $ 9 $ 382 $ 396 $ 405 $ 2 $ 8 $ 406 $ 415 6 to 9%
Interest expense $ (34 ) $ $ (34 ) $ (33 ) $ (33 ) $ $ $ (33 ) $ (33 )
Other income, net 17 17 19 19 19 19
Earnings before income taxes 356 9 365 383 391 2 8 393 401
Provision for income taxes (81 ) (2 ) (83 ) (88 ) (90 ) (0 ) (2 ) (90 ) (92 )
Net earnings $ 276 $ 7 $ 282 $ 295 $ 301 $ 2 $ 6 $ 303 $ 309
Diluted earnings per share $ 6.22 $ 0.15 $ 6.37 $ 6.80 $ 6.95 $ 0.06 $ 0.14 $ 7.00 $ 7.15 10 to 12%
Diluted shares outstanding 44.3 44.3 43.4 43.4 (0.1 ) 43.3 43.3
Effective tax rate 22.6 % 22.6 % 23.0 % 23.0 % 23.0 % 23.0 %

Operating margins:

Commercial/Industrial 15.1 %

15.1 % 15.5 % 15.6 %

10 bps

15.6 % 15.7 % 50 to 60 bps
Defense 23.2 %

23.2 % 22.6 % 22.7 % (40 bps)

40 bps

22.6 % 22.7 % (50 to 60 bps)
Power 15.2 %

140 bps

16.6 % 16.0 % 16.1 %

90 bps

16.9 % 17.0 % 30 to 40 bps
Total operating margin 15.5 %

30 bps

15.8 % 15.9 % 16.0 % (10 bps)

40 bps

16.2 % 16.3 % 40 to 50 bps
Free cash flow
(5)
$ 283 $ 50 $ 333 $ 300 $ 310 $ 10 $ 20 $ 330 $ 340

Note: Full year amounts may not add due to rounding

(1) Adjusted financials are defined as Reported Operating Income,
Operating Margin, Net Income and Diluted EPS under GAAP excluding
the impact of first year purchase accounting costs associated with
acquisitions for current and prior year periods, specifically
one-time inventory step-up, backlog amortization and transaction
costs, as well as one-time transition and IT security costs
related to the relocation of the DRG business.

(2) Commercial/Industrial segment 2019 guidance reflects improved
profitability due to higher sales and benefits of our ongoing
margin improvement initiatives, partially offset by $4 million for
tariffs and a $3 million increase in R&D investments.

(3) Defense segment 2019 Reported guidance reflects reduced
profitability, despite higher sales, due to a $5 million increase
in R&D investments. Adjusted guidance excludes $2 million in first
year purchase accounting costs associated with the TCG acquisition.

(4) Power segment 2019 Reported guidance reflects improved
profitability due to higher sales, partially offset by a $2
million increase in R&D investments. Adjusted guidance excludes $6
million in one-time transition and IT security costs related to
the relocation of the DRG business.

(5) Free Cash Flow is defined as cash flow from operations less
capital expenditures. 2018 Adjusted Free Cash Flow excludes a
voluntary contribution to the Company’s corporate defined benefit
pension plan of $50 million. 2019 Adjusted Free Cash Flow guidance
excludes a $20 million capital investment in the Power segment
related to construction of a new, state-of-the-art naval facility
for the DRG business.

CURTISS-WRIGHT CORPORATION
2019 Sales Growth Guidance by End Market
As of May 8, 2019
2019 % Change vs 2018
(Prior) (Current)

Defense Markets

Aerospace 6 – 8% 8 – 10%
Ground 5 – 7% 5 – 7%
Navy 6 – 8% 8 – 10%
Total Defense 6 – 8% 8 – 10%

Commercial Markets

Commercial Aerospace 4 – 6% 4 – 6%
Power Generation 1 – 3% 1 – 3%
General Industrial 1 – 3% 1 – 3%
Total Commercial 1 – 3% 1 – 3%
Total Curtiss-Wright Sales 3 – 5% 4 – 6%

About Curtiss-Wright Corporation

Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) is a global innovative company
that delivers highly engineered, critical function products and services
to the commercial, industrial, defense and energy markets. Building on
the heritage of Glenn Curtiss and the Wright brothers, Curtiss-Wright
has a long tradition of providing reliable solutions through trusted
customer relationships. The company employs approximately 9,000 people
worldwide. For more information, visit www.curtisswright.com.

Certain statements made in this press release, including statements
about future revenue, financial performance guidance, quarterly and
annual revenue, net income, operating income growth, future business
opportunities, cost saving initiatives, the successful integration of
the Company’s acquisitions, and future cash flow from operations, are
forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements present management’s
expectations, beliefs, plans and objectives regarding future financial
performance, and assumptions or judgments concerning such performance.
Any discussions contained in this press release, except to the extent
that they contain historical facts, are forward-looking and accordingly
involve estimates, assumptions, judgments and uncertainties. Such
forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and
uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from
those expressed or implied. Readers are cautioned not to place undue
reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the
date hereof. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited
to: a reduction in anticipated orders; an economic downturn; changes in
the competitive marketplace and/or customer requirements; a change in
government spending; an inability to perform customer contracts at
anticipated cost levels; and other factors that generally affect the
business of aerospace, defense contracting, electronics, marine, and
industrial companies. Such factors are detailed in the Company’s Annual
Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018, and
subsequent reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

This press release and additional information are available at

www.curtisswright.com

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Jim Ryan
(704) 869-4621
Jim.Ryan@curtisswright.com

Source: Curtiss-Wright Corporation

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