$ROK (Rockwell Automation Inc.)

$ROK {{ '2015-11-10T14:08:07+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

During 4Q15, $ROK's operating margin was 20.9%, down 1.3 points from 4Q14. The lower margin YoverY is primarily due to lower organic sales, unfavorable currency conversion and $12MM restructuring charges in the quarter.

$ROK {{ '2017-04-26T19:45:25+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$ROK expects transportation to be up high-teens for the full year 2017 with automotive higher than tire. Consumer will also be strong for the full year. And within that, the company expects food and beverage to be strong, and Life Sciences will continue the strong trend. $ROK expects home and personal care to be a little bit weaker.

$ROK {{ '2017-04-26T19:39:43+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$ROK's capital expenditures for 1H17 increased 28% from last year. The company sees an uptick in CapEx, primarily related to its R&D investment, and expects it to get closer to the $150MM, which is higher than last year.

$ROK {{ '2017-04-26T19:33:48+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$ROK's hedging and compensation headwinds forecast is $55-60MM year-over-year if looking through the 1H17. The company said that of this, $20MM was booked in 1Q17 and the remainder so $35-40MM was booked in 2Q17. For 2018, $ROK does not expect another headwind from incentive compensation.

$ROK {{ '2017-04-26T19:27:34+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$ROK said both Control Products & Solutions segments share a common sales organization and common supply chain. So, a very large part of the incentive compensation within both segments relates to the overall performance of the company.

$ROK {{ '2017-04-26T12:50:06+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ROK lifted FY17 sales growth outlook to 4.5-7.5% from 1-5% and its EPS guidance to $6.06-6.36 from $5.56-5.96. $ROK raised its 2017 adjusted EPS estimate to $6.45-6.75 from $5.95-6.35. Including the impact of acquisitions and a smaller headwind from currency, the company now projects 2017 sales of about $6.25Bil at the midpoint.

$ROK {{ '2017-04-26T12:44:32+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ROK's segment operating earnings for 2Q17 increased by 7% to $296MM from $277.5MM in the previous year quarter. The increases was primarily due to higher sales, partially offset by higher incentive compensation. However, segment operating margin fell to 19% from 19.3% and pre-tax margin declined to 14.8% from 15.1%.

$ROK {{ '2017-04-26T12:44:09+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ROK reported a rise in 2Q17 earnings driven by higher sales and lower effective tax rates, partially offset by higher incentive compensation. Net income rose to $189.5MM or $1.45 per share from $168MM or $1.28 per share last year. Sales grew to $1.55Bil from $1.44Bil. Adjusted EPS increased to $1.55 from $1.37.

$ROK {{ '2017-01-25T13:58:52+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$ROK said free cash flow for 1Q17 was $271MM with free cash flow conversion on adjusted income of 119%. The company expects free cash flow conversion to be above 100% of adjusted income for full year 2017.

$ROK {{ '2017-01-25T13:56:13+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$ROK said the organic sales growth in 1Q17 was driven primarily by Asia-Pacific and North America. Asia-Pacific was up 20% YoverY with China and India each up mid-teens.

$ROK {{ '2017-01-25T13:42:27+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$ROK said its largest market U.S. has returned to growth in 1Q17 and emerging markets posted double-digit growth. The company said that oil & gas and mining remained its weakest verticals, but it has now been stable sequentially.

$ROK {{ '2017-01-25T13:09:45+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

During 1Q17, $ROK repurchased 646 thousand shares of its common stock at a cost of $80.8MM. At Dec. 31, 2016, there were $864.2MM remained available under the existing share repurchase authorization.

$ROK {{ '2017-01-25T13:09:19+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

For FY17, $ROK expects it sales growth to be in the range of 1-5%. The company expects it Diluted EPS to be about $5.56-5.96 and adjusted EPS to be about $5.95-6.35.

$ROK {{ '2017-01-25T13:08:47+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

During 1Q17, $ROK's Architecture & Software segment sales rose 8.3% YoverY to $696.4MM from $642.9MM. Segment operating margin rose 30%, primarily due to higher sales. The quarterly sales of the Control Products & Solutions segment rose 1.3% YoverY to $793.9MM. Segment operating margin fell 13.6%, due to higher incentive compensation.

$ROK {{ '2017-01-25T13:07:39+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Industrial equipment and software maker $ROK reported a 15.7% growth in its 1Q17 earnings,helped by higher sales. Net income during the quarter rose to $214.7MM, or $1.65 per share compared to $185.5MM, or $1.40 per share in 1Q16. Revenues rose 4.5% YoverY to $1.49Bil from $1.42Bil. Excluding items, $ROK earned $1.75 per share.

$ROK {{ '2016-11-07T16:06:47+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$ROK Rockwell Automation Earnings AlphaGraph: Q4 2016 Highlights

$ROK {{ '2016-11-07T15:02:53+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$ROK's exposure to coal is fairly low. It was a little bit more in China, but it has decreased quite a bit over the last couple of years. The company does not expect additional exposure to coal in the US or elsewhere.

$ROK {{ '2016-11-07T14:43:10+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

For FY17, $ROK said overall the heavy industries are expected to be flat to slightly down. The company gets some contribution, particularly in chemical and oil and gas from the MAVERICK Technologies acquisition.

$ROK {{ '2016-11-07T14:29:53+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$ROK expects general corporate net expense to be approx. $75MM in 2017. Average diluted shares outstanding are expected to be about 128MM for the full year 2017. The company expects to spend about $400MM on share repurchases in 2017.

$ROK {{ '2016-11-07T14:26:35+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

In FY17, $ROK expects to see growth in all regions, except Canada. The company expects Canada to be about flat year-over-year. $ROK expects slightly higher growth in the product businesses than in its solutions and services businesses. In total, the company expects to see a lower rate of growth in 1H17 and a higher growth in 2H17.

$ROK {{ '2016-11-07T14:11:44+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$ROK said free cash flow for 4Q16 was $235MM and the rolling four-quarter return on invested capital was 33%. Average diluted shares outstanding in the quarter were 130MM, down 3% from 4Q15. During 4Q16, the company repurchased 1.1MM shares at a cost of $130MM.

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