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  • Reported and Adjusted Earnings Per Share of 38 cents and 29 cents, respectively

  • Financial results adversely affected by late-quarter supply chain and logistics challenges

  • Bookings increased 13.1% year-over-year to $912 million, Backlog up 6.2% year-to-date

  • Year-to-date operating cash flow of $151 million, up over 32 percent versus prior year

  • Revised full-year 2021 financial guidance metrics, including Revenue and Adjusted EPS

DALLAS, October 27, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Flowserve Corporation (NYSE: FLS), a leading provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, today announced its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2021.

Third Quarter 2021 Highlights (all comparisons to the 2020 third quarter, unless otherwise noted)1

  • Reported Earnings Per Share (EPS) of $0.38 and Adjusted EPS2 of $0.29

    • Reported EPS includes a net after-tax adjusted gain of $12.1 million, comprised of certain discrete tax items partially offset by realignment and financing costs and below-the-line foreign exchange impacts

  • Total bookings were $911.6 million, up 13.1%, or 11.8% on a constant currency basis

    • Original equipment bookings were $417.0 million, or 46% of total bookings, up 9.4%, or 7.9% on a constant currency basis

    • Aftermarket bookings were $494.6 million, or 54% of total bookings, up 16.3%, or 15.3% on a constant currency basis

  • Sales were $866.1 million, down 6.3%, or 7.3% on a constant currency basis

    • Original equipment sales were $425.2 million, down 11.3%, or 12.5% on a constant currency basis

    • Aftermarket sales were $440.9 million, down 0.9%, or 1.8% on a constant currency basis

  • Reported gross and operating margins were 29.3% and 6.6%, respectively

    • Adjusted gross and operating margins3 were 29.6% and 7.0%, respectively

  • Backlog at September 30, 2021 was $1.97 billion, up 6.2% versus December 31, 2020

"We are encouraged that the visibility into our project funnel continues to improve, including numerous energy transition related opportunities. In the third quarter, we captured a number of energy transition awards, including bio-diesel, solar power and desalination projects," said Scott Rowe, Flowserve’s president and chief executive officer. "Additionally, our aftermarket and MRO activity are expected to remain at or near pre-pandemic levels, while our capabilities to support our customers’ decarbonization and other energy transition initiatives will further support the increased project activity we see ahead. We are confident in our near-term outlook for year-over-year bookings growth which should position Flowserve well to deliver revenue and earnings growth in 2022."

Rowe concluded, "Flowserve’s third quarter results reflected substantial global supply chain, logistics, and labor availability issues which deferred approximately $60 million of revenue and $20 million of gross profit out of the quarter. The global nature of our business and our operations network amplified the impact of these disruptions. We strongly believe in our ability to work through these challenges to restore a more normal backlog conversion rate in the coming quarters."

Updated 2021 Guidance4

Flowserve today revised certain of the full-year metrics of our 2021 target range.

Revised Target Range

Prior Target Range

Revenues

Down 3.5% to 4.5%

Down 2.0% to 4.0%

Reported Earnings Per Share

$1.05 - $1.10

$1.15 - $1.40

Adjusted Earnings Per Share

$1.40 - $1.45

$1.45 - $1.65

Net Interest Expense

$55 - $60 million

$55 - $60 million

Adjusted Tax Rate

~20%

21%-23%

Capital Expenditures

~$65 million

$70 - $80 million

Consistent with the prior range, Flowserve’s 2021 Adjusted EPS target range excludes expected net after tax adjusted items of approximately $45 million, including realignment charges, the potential impact of below-the-line foreign currency effects and certain other discrete items. In a change to the approach for 2021, Flowserve 2.0 transformation-related expenses of approximately 5 cents per share will now be included in both the Company’s reported and adjusted EPS.

Third Quarter 2021 Results Conference Call

Flowserve will host its conference call with the financial community on Thursday, October 28th at 11:00 AM Eastern. Scott Rowe, president and chief executive officer, as well as other members of the management team will be presenting. The call can be accessed by shareholders and other interested parties at www.flowserve.com under the "Investor Relations" section.

1 Prior period comparisons are impacted by certain accounting revisions. Reference Flowserve’s Form 8-K filed on November 5, 2020 and Form 10-Q for the period ending September 30, 2021 for additional details.

2 See Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures table for detailed reconciliation of reported results to adjusted measures.

3 Adjusted gross and operating margins are calculated by dividing adjusted gross profit and adjusted operating income, respectively, by revenues. Adjusted gross profit and adjusted operating income are derived by excluding the adjusted items. See reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures table for detailed reconciliation.

4 Adjusted 2021 EPS excludes realignment expenses, the impact from other specific discrete items and below-the-line foreign currency effects and utilizes year-end 2020 FX rates and approximately 131 million fully diluted shares.

_ FX impact is calculated by comparing the difference between the actual average FX rates of 2020 and the year-end 2020 spot rates both as applied to our 2021 expectations, divided by the number of shares expected for 2021.

About Flowserve

Flowserve Corp. is one of the world’s leading providers of fluid motion and control products and services. Operating in more than 50 countries, the company produces engineered and industrial pumps, seals and valves as well as a range of related flow management services. More information about Flowserve can be obtained by visiting the company’s Web site at www.flowserve.com.

Safe Harbor Statement: This news release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. Words or phrases such as, "may," "should," "expects," "could," "intends," "plans," "anticipates," "estimates," "believes," "forecasts," "predicts" or other similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, which include, without limitation, earnings forecasts, statements relating to our business strategy and statements of expectations, beliefs, future plans and strategies and anticipated developments concerning our industry, business, operations and financial performance and condition.

The forward-looking statements included in this news release are based on our current expectations, projections, estimates and assumptions. These statements are only predictions, not guarantees. Such forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict. These risks and uncertainties may cause actual results to differ materially from what is forecast in such forward-looking statements, and include, without limitation, the following: the impact of the global outbreak of COVID-19 on our business and operations; a portion of our bookings may not lead to completed sales, and our ability to convert bookings into revenues at acceptable profit margins; changes in global economic conditions and the potential for unexpected cancellations or delays of customer orders in our reported backlog; our dependence on our customers’ ability to make required capital investment and maintenance expenditures; if we are not able to successfully execute and realize the expected financial benefits from our strategic transformation and realignment initiatives, our business could be adversely affected; risks associated with cost overruns on fixed-fee projects and in taking customer orders for large complex custom engineered products; the substantial dependence of our sales on the success of the oil and gas, chemical, power generation and water management industries; the adverse impact of volatile raw materials prices on our products and operating margins; economic, political and other risks associated with our international operations, including military actions, trade embargoes, epidemics or pandemics or changes to tariffs or trade agreements that could affect customer markets, particularly North African, Russian and Middle Eastern markets and global oil and gas producers, and non-compliance with U.S. export/re-export control, foreign corrupt practice laws, economic sanctions and import laws and regulations; increased aging and slower collection of receivables, particularly in Latin America and other emerging markets; our exposure to fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates, including in hyperinflationary countries such as Venezuela and Argentina; our furnishing of products and services to nuclear power plant facilities and other critical processes; potential adverse consequences resulting from litigation to which we are a party, such as litigation involving asbestos-containing material claims; expectations regarding acquisitions and the integration of acquired businesses; our relative geographical profitability and its impact on our utilization of deferred tax assets, including foreign tax credits; the potential adverse impact of an impairment in the carrying value of goodwill or other intangible assets; our dependence upon third-party suppliers whose failure to perform timely could adversely affect our business operations; the highly competitive nature of the markets in which we operate; environmental compliance costs and liabilities; potential work stoppages and other labor matters; access to public and private sources of debt financing; our inability to protect our intellectual property in the U.S., as well as in foreign countries; obligations under our defined benefit pension plans; our internal control over financial reporting may not prevent or detect misstatements because of its inherent limitations, including the possibility of human error, the circumvention or overriding of controls, or fraud; the recording of increased deferred tax asset valuation allowances in the future or the impact of tax law changes on such deferred tax assets could affect our operating results; our information technology infrastructure could be subject to service interruptions, data corruption, cyber-based attacks or network security breaches, which could disrupt our business operations and result in the loss of critical and confidential information; ineffective internal controls could impact the accuracy and timely reporting of our business and financial results; and other factors described from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

All forward-looking statements included in this news release are based on information available to us on the date hereof, and we assume no obligation to update any forward-looking statement.

The Company reports its financial results in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). However, management believes that non-GAAP financial measures which exclude certain non-recurring items present additional useful comparisons between current results and results in prior operating periods, providing investors with a clearer view of the underlying trends of the business. Management also uses these non-GAAP financial measures in making financial, operating, planning and compensation decisions and in evaluating the Company's performance. Throughout our materials we refer to non-GAAP measures as "Adjusted." Non-GAAP financial measures, which may be inconsistent with similarly captioned measures presented by other companies, should be viewed in addition to, and not as a substitute for, the Company’s reported results prepared in accordance with GAAP.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended September 30,

(Amounts in thousands, except per share data)

2021

2020

Sales

$

866,118

$

924,301

Cost of sales

(612,626

)

(639,092

)

Gross profit

253,492

285,209

Selling, general and administrative expense

(200,862

)

(200,729

)

Net earnings from affiliates

4,732

2,842

Operating income

57,362

87,322

Interest expense

(14,746

)

(13,509

)

Loss on extinguishment of debt

(563

)

(1,201

)

Interest income

827

673

Other income (expense), net

(1,504

)

4,673

Earnings before income taxes

41,376

77,958

(Provision for) benefit from income taxes

10,433

(19,196

)

Net earnings, including noncontrolling interests

51,809

58,762

Less: Net earnings attributable to noncontrolling interests

(2,024

)

(2,647

)

Net earnings attributable to Flowserve Corporation

$

49,785

$

56,115

Net earnings per share attributable to Flowserve Corporation common shareholders:

Basic

$

0.38

$

0.43

Diluted

0.38

0.43

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP MEASURES

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended September 30, 2021

(Amounts in thousands, except per share data)

As Reported (a)

Realignment (1)

Other Items

As Adjusted

Sales

$

866,118

$

-

$

-

$

866,118

Gross profit

253,492

(2,582

)

-

256,074

Gross margin

29.3

%

-

-

29.6

%

Selling, general and administrative expense

(200,862

)

(368

)

-

(200,494

)

Gain on sale of business

-

-

-

-

Net earnings from affiliates

4,732

-

-

4,732

Operating income

57,362

(2,950

)

-

60,312

Operating income as a percentage of sales

6.6

%

-

-

7.0

%

Interest and other expense, net

(15,986

)

-

(2,520

)

(3)

(13,466

)

Earnings before income taxes

41,376

(2,950

)

(2,520

)

46,846

(Provision for) benefit from income taxes

10,433

624

(2)

16,935

(4)

(7,126

)

Tax Rate

-25.2

%

21.2

%

672.0

%

15.2

%

Net earnings attributable to Flowserve Corporation

$

49,785

$

(2,326

)

$

14,415

$

37,696

Net earnings per share attributable to Flowserve Corporation common shareholders:

Basic

$

0.38

$

(0.02

)

$

0.11

$

0.29

Diluted

0.38

(0.02

)

0.11

0.29

Basic number of shares used for calculation

130,242

130,242

130,242

130,242

Diluted number of shares used for calculation

130,789

130,789

130,789

130,789

(a) Reported in conformity with U.S. GAAP

Notes:

(1) Represents realignment expense incurred as a result of realignment programs.

(2) Includes tax impact of items above.

(3) Represents below-the-line foreign exchange impacts and $1.5 million of expense as a result of early extinguishment of debt and duplicate interest expense.

(4) Includes tax impact of items above and $16.6 million benefit related to legal entity restructuring of foreign holding companies.

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP MEASURES

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended September 30, 2020

(Amounts in thousands, except per share data)

As Reported (a)

Realignment (1)

Other Items

As Adjusted

Sales

$

924,301

$

-

$

-

$

924,301

Gross profit

285,209

(5,659

)

-

290,868

Gross margin

30.9

%

-

-

31.5

%

Selling, general and administrative expense

(200,729

)

(1,773

)

(5,856

)

(3)

(193,100

)

Operating income

87,322

(7,432

)

(5,856

)

100,610

Operating income as a percentage of sales

9.4

%

-

-

10.9

%

Interest and other expense, net

(9,364

)

-

3,307

(4)

(12,671

)

Earnings before income taxes

77,958

(7,432

)

(2,549

)

87,939

Provision for income taxes

(19,196

)

(1,552

)

(2)

2,343

(5)

(19,987

)

Tax Rate

24.6

%

-20.9

%

91.9

%

22.7

%

Net earnings attributable to Flowserve Corporation

$

56,115

$

(8,984

)

$

(206

)

$

65,305

Net earnings per share attributable to Flowserve Corporation common shareholders:

Basic

$

0.43

$

(0.07

)

$

-

$

0.50

Diluted

0.43

(0.07

)

-

0.50

Basic number of shares used for calculation

130,313

130,313

130,313

130,313

Diluted number of shares used for calculation

130,900

130,900

130,900

130,900

(a) Reported in conformity with U.S. GAAP

Notes:

(1) Represents realignment expense incurred as a result of realignment programs.

(2) Includes tax impact of items above.

(3) Represents Flowserve 2.0 transformation efforts and $1.1 million related to discrete asset write-downs.

(4) Represents below-the-line foreign exchange impacts.

(5) Includes tax impact of items above and $0.4 million benefit related to tax reform.

SEGMENT INFORMATION

(Unaudited)

FLOWSERVE PUMP DIVISION

Three Months Ended September 30,

(Amounts in millions, except percentages)

2021

2020

Bookings

$

660.9

$

574.1

Sales

601.8

670.2

Gross profit

182.9

210.0

Gross profit margin

30.4

%

31.3

%

SG&A

128.5

126.2

Segment operating income

59.1

86.7

Segment operating income as a percentage of sales

9.8

%

12.9

%

FLOW CONTROL DIVISION

Three Months Ended September 30,

(Amounts in millions, except percentages)

2021

2020

Bookings

$

253.6

$

237.6

Sales

266.1

255.2

Gross profit

77.0

78.1

Gross profit margin

28.9

%

30.6

%

SG&A

49.3

47.3

Segment operating income

27.7

30.8

Segment operating income as a percentage of sales

10.4

%

12.1

%

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(Unaudited)

Nine Months Ended September 30,

(Amounts in thousands, except per share data)

2021

2020

Sales

$

2,621,604

$

2,742,826

Cost of sales

(1,838,974

)

(1,921,451

)

Gross profit

782,630

821,375

Selling, general and administrative expense

(609,965

)

(675,523

)

Gain on sale of business

1,806

-

Net earnings from affiliates

11,157

9,125

Operating income

185,628

154,977

Interest expense

(45,847

)

(39,407

)

Loss on extinguishment of debt

(8,173

)

(1,201

)

Interest income

1,893

3,571

Other income (expense), net

(20,717

)

23,969

Earnings before income taxes

112,784

141,909

(Provision for) benefit from income taxes

3,929

(60,650

)

Net earnings, including noncontrolling interests

116,713

81,259

Less: Net earnings attributable to noncontrolling interests

(7,495

)

(6,890

)

Net earnings attributable to Flowserve Corporation

$

109,218

$

74,369

Net earnings per share attributable to Flowserve Corporation common shareholders:

Basic

$

0.84

$

0.57

Diluted

0.83

0.57

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP MEASURES

(Unaudited)

Nine Months Ended September 30, 2021

(Amounts in thousands, except per share data)

As Reported (a)

Realignment (1)

Other Items

As Adjusted

Sales

$

2,621,604

$

-

$

-

$

2,621,604

Gross profit

782,630

(15,813

)

-

798,443

Gross margin

29.9

%

-

-

30.5

%

Selling, general and administrative expense

(609,965

)

(6,454

)

-

(603,511

)

Gain on sale of business

1,806

-

1,806

(3)

-

Net earnings from affiliates

11,157

-

-

11,157

Operating income

185,628

(22,267

)

1,806

206,089

Operating income as a percentage of sales

7.1

%

-

-

7.9

%

Interest and other expense, net

(72,844

)

-

(23,833

)

(4)

(49,011

)

Earnings before income taxes

112,784

(22,267

)

(22,027

)

157,078

(Provision for) benefit from income taxes

3,929

8,466

(2)

22,734

(5)

(27,271

)

Tax Rate

-3.5

%

38.0

%

103.2

%

17.4

%

Net earnings attributable to Flowserve Corporation

$

109,218

$

(13,801

)

$

707

$

122,312

...

Net earnings per share attributable to Flowserve Corporation common shareholders:

Basic

$

0.84

$

(0.11

)

$

0.01

$

0.94

Diluted

0.83

...

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