Franklin Electric Reports Fourth Quarter 2016 Sales and Earnings

Fort Wayne, IN – February 21, 2017 - Franklin Electric Co., Inc. (NASDAQ: FELE) reported fourth quarter 2016 GAAP fully diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.37, versus a GAAP fully diluted EPS in the fourth quarter 2015 of $0.33, an increase of 12 percent. In the fourth quarter of 2016, the Company’s adjusted EPS was $0.38 compared to 2015 fourth quarter adjusted EPS of $0.35, a 9 percent increase (see table below for a reconciliation of GAAP EPS to the adjusted EPS).

Fourth quarter 2016 sales were $239.6 million, an increase of 9 percent compared to 2015 fourth quarter sales of $219.3 million. The Company’s organic sales growth was 10 percent. The impact of foreign currency translation was a reduction in sales of about 1 percent.

Gregg Sengstack, Franklin Electric’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented:

“Overall, we’re pleased with the Company’s results in the fourth quarter, particularly the performance of our Water Systems segment. Strong sales performance in the U.S and Canada led the way with overall Water segment organic sales growth of 9 percent. Our Water Systems adjusted operating income margin was 30 basis points higher in the fourth quarter than the same quarter of 2015. Our Fueling Systems segment recorded record sales in the fourth quarter with an organic sales growth of 11 percent after excluding the impact of foreign currency translation.”


The financial information on this page about Franklin Electric Co., Inc. has previously been made available for public dissemination through press releases. The placement of such press releases on this particular page of the Franklin Electric Company website is intended to set apart and distinguish financial information from other non-financial information found on this site, including product, service, marketing and technical information. Regardless of the language used and the resulting interpretations that may or could be reached, such product, service, marketing, technical, and/or any other information found within other pages of this site should in no way be construed to be financial in nature or represent the past, current or future financial results of Franklin Electric Co., Inc.

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any forward looking statements contained herein involve risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to, general economic and currency conditions, various conditions specific to the Company's business and industry, market demand, competitive factors, supply constraints, technology factors, government and regulatory actions, the Company's accounting policies, future trends, and other risks which are detailed in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings. These risks and uncertainties may cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements. We do not assume any obligation to update any forward-looking information. While we may elect to update the forward-looking statements at some point in the future, we specifically disclaim any obligation to do so.

We Value Your Feedback