Nordson Reports Record Q3 Fiscal 2022 Results and Confirms Annual Guidance


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Nordson Corporation reported results for the fiscal third quarter ended July 31, 2022. Sales were $662 million, a 2% increase compared to the prior year’s third quarter record sales of $647 million. In constant currency, the increase in third quarter 2022 sales was approximately 7% driven by strong organic volume growth of 4% and a favorable acquisition impact. The organic sales increase was driven by strong demand across most end markets, particularly in electronics and medical.

Operating profit in the third quarter was $185 million, or 28% of sales. Adjusted operating profit, excluding facility closure and restructuring costs, totaled $188 million, comparable to prior year operating profit. The relatively flat profit level compared to the strong prior year third quarter was driven primarily by organic sales volume growth offset by unfavorable currency impacts and inflationary pressures. EBITDA for the third quarter of 2022 totaled $213 million, or 32% of sales.

Net income was $142 million, or $2.45 earnings per diluted share. Adjusted net income was $144 million, a $2 million increase from the prior year earnings of $142 million. Third quarter 2022 adjusted earnings per diluted share were $2.49, a 3% increase over the prior year earnings per diluted share of $2.42.

“The Nordson team delivered another outstanding record sales performance, responding to the steady and broad-based demand of our customers. In fiscal 2022, we have faced persistent headwinds of inflation, labor shortages, and increasing currency pressures, yet order entry remains strong with another favorable book-to-bill ratio in the quarter and our teams have proven resilient. The combination of our differentiated precision technology, customer-centric model, NBS Next growth framework and dedicated employees continues to drive our strong profitable growth,” said Sundaram Nagarajan, president and chief executive officer.

Third Quarter Segment Results

Industrial Precision Solutions sales of $341 million decreased 1% compared to the prior year third quarter, and on a constant currency basis grew 5% over the prior year driven primarily by the acquisition impact of 7%. Prior year third quarter was a record sales result for this segment. Operating profit in the quarter was $120 million, or 35% of sales, a decrease of 3% compared to the prior year third quarter, primarily due to unfavorable currency impact.

Advanced Technology Solutions sales of $321 million increased 7% compared to the prior year third quarter. Organic sales increased 10%, partially offset by an unfavorable currency impact of 3%. The organic sales increase was driven by robust demand across all product lines. Operating profit totaled $86 million, or 27% of sales, an increase of 7% compared to the prior year third quarter operating profit. Adjusted operating profit, excluding facility closure costs, totaled $89 million, or 28% of sales, an increase of 10% compared to the prior year third quarter operating profit.

Outlook

The Company continues to be encouraged as order entry remained strong throughout the third quarter with a favorable book-to-bill ratio. Backlog entering the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022 exceeds $1 billion, as the Company continues to see extended shipment request dates in conjunction with large orders from its customers in electronics, industrial and medical end markets.

For the full year, despite significant currency headwinds, the Company is confirming its previously issued revenue growth guidance of 8% to 9% over fiscal 2021 and adjusted earnings guidance growth in the range of 18% to 21%.

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