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IDEX Corporation Q4 orders increased 10 percent

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IDEX Corporation   Gross margin of 43.8 percent was down 90 basis

IDEX Corporation announced its financial results for the three- and twelve- month periods ended December 31, 2016.

Fourth quarter orders of $547 million were up 10 percent (+3 percent organic, +9 percent acquisitions/divestitures and -2 percent foreign currency translation) compared with the prior year period.

Sales of $530 million were up 6 percent (flat organic, +8 percent acquisitions/divestitures and -2 percent foreign currency translation) compared with the prior year period.

Q4 gross margin of 43.8 percent was down 90 basis points from the prior year period, primarily due to the remaining $4.4 million pre-tax fair value inventory step-up charge from the SFC acquisition recorded in the fourth quarter.

Operating income of $81 million resulted in an operating margin of 15.3 percent.

Adjusted for a $20.2 million loss on the two fourth quarter divestitures, a $3.6 million pension settlement charge and $3.7 million of restructuring-related charges, adjusted operating income was $109 million with an adjusted operating margin of 20.5 percent, down 50 basis points from the prior year adjusted operating margin primarily due to the fair value inventory step-up charge for the SFC acquisition.

Adjusted operating income drove adjusted EBITDA of $135 million which was 25 percent of sales and covered interest expense by more than 11 times.

The effective tax rate of 21.2 percent was favorably impacted by a tax benefit generated from the loss on divestitures.

The effective tax rate adjusted to exclude the tax impact from the loss on divestitures, as well as the tax impact from the pension settlement and the restructuring charges was 26.1 percent.

Net income was $57 million which resulted in EPS of 75 cents. Adjusted for the net loss on divestitures, the pension settlement and restructuring charges, adjusted EPS of 96 cents increased 2 cents, or 2 percent, from prior year adjusted EPS.

Cash from operations of $116 million was up 17 percent and led to free cash flow of $106 million which was 143 percent of adjusted net income.

Full year 2016

Orders of $2.1 billion were up 6 percent (flat organic, +7 percent acquisitions/divestitures and -1 percent foreign currency translation) compared with the prior year.

Sales of $2.1 billion were up 5 percent (-1 percent organic, +7 percent acquisitions/divestitures and -1 percent foreign currency translation) compared with the prior year.

Gross margin of 44.0 percent was down 80 basis points from the prior year, primarily due to $14.8 million of pre-tax fair value inventory step-up charges from the three 2016 acquisitions compared to $3.7 million from the 2015 acquisitions.

Operating income of $406 million resulted in an operating margin of 19.2 percent.

Adjusted for a $22.3 million loss on the four divestitures, a $3.6 million pension settlement charge and $3.7 million of restructuring-related charges, adjusted operating income was $435 million with an adjusted operating margin of 20.6 percent, down 40 basis points from the prior year adjusted operating margin primarily due to the fair value inventory step-up charges.

Adjusted operating income drove adjusted EBITDA of $531 million which was 25 percent of sales and covered interest expense by more than 11 times.

The effective tax rate of 26.4 percent was favorably impacted by a tax benefit generated from the loss on divestitures.

The effective tax rate adjusted to exclude the tax impact from the loss on divestitures, as well as the tax impact from the pension settlement and the restructuring charges was 27.6 percent.

Net income was $271 million which resulted in EPS of $3.53. Adjusted for the net loss on divestitures, the pension settlement and restructuring charges, adjusted EPS of $3.75 increased 20 cents, or 6 percent, from prior year adjusted EPS.


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