Thursday, 3 Nov 2022

  • 9% revenue growth (15% organic) driven by volume and pricing recovery across all businesses; expect to be at upper end of revenue guidance
  • 7% orders growth (13% organic) driven by strong pump projects, connectors and aerospace and defense components demand
  • 17.6% segment operating margin (18.2% adjusted) and 23% EPS growth (21% adjusted); strong improvement on a year-over-year basis and sequentially

Stamford, Conn., Nov 3, 2022 – ITT Inc. (NYSE: ITT) today reported financial results for the third quarter ended October 1, 2022. The company reported a year-over-year revenue increase of 9%, up 15% on an organic basis, primarily driven by short-cycle and pump project growth in Industrial Process (IP), demand in connectors and components in Connect & Control Technologies (CCT), Friction OE growth in Motion Technologies (MT) and pricing recovery across all segments. The acquisition of Habonim also contributed 2% to revenue growth. This was partially offset by an 8% unfavorable impact from U.S. dollar appreciation against foreign currencies.

Segment operating income of $132 million increased 19% (18% adjusted) compared to prior year. Segment operating margin of 17.6% for the third quarter increased 150 basis points versus prior year. Pricing recovery, higher sales volumes and productivity more than offset higher raw material and overhead inflation costs.  

Earnings per share for the third quarter of $1.23 increased 23% versus prior year primarily due to higher segment operating income despite foreign currency translation headwinds, partially offset by higher strategic investments and interest expense. Excluding the impact of restructuring and other items, adjusted earnings per share of $1.20 for the third quarter of 2022 increased 21% compared to prior year driven primarily by higher segment operating income and benefits from share repurchases.

Operating cash flow for the year-to-date period increased $243 million versus prior year to $115 million, compared to an outflow in the prior year of $128 million which included a $398 million payment to fund the asbestos divestiture in Q2 2021. Excluding the impact of the asbestos-related payment, operating cash flow declined $155 million driven by an increase in working capital to support sales growth and to mitigate continued supply chain disruptions.

Table 1. Third Quarter Performance

  Q3 2022 Q3 2021 Change
 Revenue   $753.6     $689.6   9.3%
     Organic growth             14.9%
Segment Operating Income   $132.4     $111.2   19.1%
    Segment Operating Margin   17.6%     16.1%   150 bps
Adjusted Segment Operating Income   $136.8     $115.7   18.2%
     Adjusted Segment Operating Margin   18.2%     16.8%   140 bps
 Earnings Per Share   $1.23     $1.00   23.0%
     Adjusted Earnings Per Share   $1.20     $0.99   21.2%
 Operating Cash Flow (YTD)   $115.2     $(127.9)   190.1%
     Free Cash Flow (YTD)   $41.5     $(180.5)   123.0%

Note: all results unaudited

Management Commentary

"ITT's third quarter results demonstrate the unique resilience of our business even as we manage continued macro headwinds. We generated double-digit organic orders growth, evidence of our continued market share gains that contributed to a quarter-ending backlog of over $1 billion. We saw strong sequential improvement in adjusted segment operating margin and adjusted EPS despite continued supply chain challenges, persistent inflation and foreign currency headwinds. We are progressing in our pricing recovery while remaining vigilant on productivity. Finally, we deployed over $50 million during the third quarter to capex and dividends, bringing our total capital deployed in 2022 to over $560 million. I am sincerely grateful for the performance of our ITTers worldwide who worked hard day and night to deliver these outstanding results and who continue to tirelessly manage our businesses through a challenging environment," said Luca Savi, Chief Executive Officer and President of ITT.

Table 2. Third Quarter Segment Results

  Revenue   Operating Income
  Q3 2022 Reported Increase/
Organic Growth/
  Q3 2022 Reported Increase/
Adjusted Increase/
Motion Technologies $342.2 3.0% 14.9%   $54.0 0.7% (6.2)%
Industrial Process $248.5 17.9% 14.6%   $48.1 48.5% 59.3%
Connect & Control Technologies $163.2 10.9% 15.4%   $30.3 20.2% 20.7%
Total segment results $753.6 9.3% 14.9%   $132.4 19.1% 18.2%

Note: all results unaudited; excludes intercompany eliminations of $0.3; comparisons to Q3 2021

Motion Technologies revenue increased primarily driven by strong growth in Friction OE from pricing recovery and higher volumes, partially offset by significant unfavorable foreign currency translation of $40 million and lower rail volumes stemming from the war in Ukraine. Operating income increased to $54 million primarily due to favorable pricing, productivity actions and higher sales volume, partially offset by higher raw material and overhead costs and unfavorable foreign currency impacts.

Industrial Process revenue increased primarily driven by growth across the short-cycle business and pump projects, principally within the energy market, and from the addition of Habonim, acquired in April 2022. This was partially offset by unfavorable foreign currency translation of $8 million. Operating income increased to $48 million driven by favorable pricing, productivity actions and higher volume, including from Habonim, partially offset by higher raw material and overhead costs.

Connect & Control Technologies revenue increased driven by growth in both components and connectors, with particular strength in the aerospace and defense markets. This was partially offset by unfavorable foreign currency translation of $7 million. Operating income increased to $30 million driven by productivity actions, favorable pricing and higher volume, partially offset by higher raw material costs and unfavorable foreign currency impacts.

2022 Guidance

We now expect revenue growth of 8%, and 12% on an organic basis driven by the strong year-to-date performance. The revenue guidance assumes a continued reduction in sales in Russia stemming from the war in Ukraine, which we estimate will impact revenue by approximately $85 million for the full year. Our revised guidance for segment operating margin, EPS and free cash flow reflects the impact of continued disruptions in the global supply chain and continued cost inflation which we anticipate will persist throughout 2022. As a result, we now expect segment operating margin of approximately 17.0%, and adjusted segment operating margin of approximately 17.6%, up 40 bps for the full year; free cash flow of $135 million to $165 million, representing free cash flow margin of 5% to 6% for the full year; EPS of $4.20 to $4.30, and adjusted EPS of $4.35 to $4.45, up 7% to 10% for the full year.

Investor Conference Call Details

ITT's management will host a conference call for investors on Thursday, November 3 at 8:30 a.m., Eastern Time. The briefing can be accessed live via webcast which is available on the company's website: A replay of the webcast will be available for 90 days following the presentation. A replay will also be available telephonically from two hours after the webcast until Thursday, November 17, 2022, at midnight, Eastern Time. Reconciliations of non-GAAP financial performance metrics to their most comparable U.S. GAAP financial performance metrics are defined and presented below and should not be considered a substitute for, nor superior to, the financial data prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP.

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  • the risk of cybersecurity breaches;
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  • the impacts on our business from Russia's war with Ukraine, and the global response to it;
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  • risk of liabilities from past divestitures and spin-offs;
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  • changes in environmental laws or regulations, discovery of previously unknown or more extensive contamination, or the failure of a potentially responsible party to perform;
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