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June 27, 2019 at 6:30 AM EDT

McCormick Reports Strong Second Quarter Performance And Updates Financial Outlook

HUNT VALLEY, Md., June 27, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE: MKC), a global leader in flavor, today reported financial results for the second quarter ended May 31, 2019 and provided its latest financial outlook for fiscal year 2019.

  • Sales in the second quarter were comparable to the year-ago period. In constant currency, the company grew sales 3% with growth driven by both the consumer and flavor solutions segments in all three regions.
  • Operating income was $208 million in the second quarter compared to $189 million in the year-ago period. Adjusted operating income was $215 million, a 5% increase from $205 million in the second quarter of 2018, and an 8% increase in constant currency.
  • Earnings per share was $1.12 in the second quarter as compared to $0.93 in the year-ago period. Adjusted earnings per share rose 14% to $1.16 from $1.02 in the year-ago period.
  • McCormick reaffirmed its sales outlook and increased its earnings per share outlook for fiscal year 2019.

Chairman, President & CEO's Remarks

Lawrence E. Kurzius, Chairman, President and CEO, stated, "In our second quarter we delivered solid financial results in line with our expectations.  Our fundamentals are strong and as we enter the second and most significant half of our year, we are confident the initiatives we have underway in 2019 position us to continue on our growth trajectory.

"Our consumer and flavor solutions segments contributed to our constant currency sales growth of 3%.  Both segments grew constant currency sales in each of our three regions driven by higher volume and product mix on base business, new products and pricing.  Our consumer segment base business volume growth was driven by our category management initiatives and expanded distribution, as well as effective marketing support and merchandising execution.  Growth in the consumer segment was led by our Asia Pacific and Americas regions.  In our flavor solutions segment, with our customer intimacy focus and broad range of solutions, we are continuing to win with our customers and drive sales growth through our new products, expanded distribution and their promotional activities. While all of our regions contributed to our flavor solutions sales growth, our EMEA region's growth was particularly strong.

"McCormick is a global leader in flavor with a broad and advantaged global portfolio which continues to grow and position us to fully meet the demand for flavor around the world.  We are continuing to capitalize on the global and growing consumer interests in healthy, flavorful eating, the source and quality of ingredients, and sustainable practices.  Our focus on profitable growth and strengthening our organization is the foundation of our future.  In 2019, we expect to deliver another strong year while continuing to make targeted investments and fuel our growth to build the McCormick of the future.

"I want to recognize McCormick employees around the world for their efforts and engagement which drive our momentum and make us successful.  With our vision to bring the joy of flavor to life and our relentless focus on growth, performance, and people, we are confident we are well positioned to drive future growth, continue our forward momentum and build value for our shareholders in 2019."

Second Quarter 2019 Results

McCormick reported sales in the second quarter comparable to the year-ago period, including a 3% unfavorable impact from currency. Consumer segment sales declined 1% including a 3% unfavorable impact from currency.  Excluding the unfavorable currency impact, consumer sales grew across all three regions driven primarily by new products and expanded distribution.  Flavor solutions segment sales grew by 1%, including a 3% unfavorable impact from currency.  Flavor solutions sales growth was mainly attributable to new products and higher base business volume and product mix primarily driven by the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.  In constant currency, the company grew sales 3%.

Gross profit margin increased 30 basis points versus the year-ago period.  This expansion was driven by cost savings led by the Comprehensive Continuous Improvement (CCI) program.  Operating income was $208 million in the second quarter compared to $189 million in the year-ago period.  This increase was primarily driven by CCI as well as lapping prior year transaction and integration expenses from the acquisition of the Frank's and French's brands.  Operating income margin increased 150 basis points versus the year-ago period.  In the second quarter of 2018, the company recognized $8 million of transaction and integration expenses in operating income related to the acquisition of the Frank's and French's brands.  The company recorded $7 million of special charges in the second quarter of 2019 versus $8 million 2018.  Excluding transaction and integration expenses as well as special charges, adjusted operating income grew 5% to $215 million compared to $205 million in the year-ago period, or 8% in constant currency.  The company expanded adjusted operating income margin 80 basis points versus the year-ago period.

Earnings per share was $1.12 in the second quarter of 2019 compared to $0.93 in the year-ago period. Special charges decreased earnings per share by $0.04 in the second quarter of 2019.  Transaction and integration expenses as well as special charges decreased earnings per share by $0.09 in the second quarter of 2018.  Excluding these impacts, adjusted earnings per share was $1.16 in the second quarter of 2019 compared to $1.02 in the year-ago period.  The increase in adjusted earnings per share was driven primarily by higher adjusted operating income and a lower adjusted income tax rate.  This resulted in an increase in adjusted earnings per share of 14%, which includes an unfavorable impact of foreign currency rates.

The company continues to generate strong cash flow.  Year-to-date net cash provided by operating activities through the second quarter of 2019 was $314 million compared to $235 million in the first half of 2018.  The strong operating cash flow was driven by higher operating income and continued working capital initiatives.  A portion of this cash was used to pay down $88 million of acquisition debt, as the company continues to focus on paying down debt.

Fiscal Year 2019 Financial Outlook

For the 2019 fiscal year, McCormick reaffirmed its financial outlook for sales, updated its outlook for operating income and increased its earnings per share outlook.  The company continues to expect another year of strong performance driven by its broad and advantaged flavor portfolio, effective growth strategies and focus on profit realization.

In 2019, the company continues to expect a two-percentage point unfavorable impact from currency rates on net sales, adjusted operating income and adjusted earnings per share.

In 2019, the company continues to expect to grow sales compared to 2018 by 1% to 3%, which in constant currency is a 3% to 5% projected growth rate.  This increase consists entirely of organic growth as the company has no incremental sales impact from acquisitions in 2019.  The company expects to drive sales growth with new products, brand marketing and expanded distribution.  Sales growth is also expected to include the impact of pricing taken to offset an anticipated low-single digit increase in costs. The company has plans to achieve approximately $110 million of cost savings and intends to use these savings to fund investments to drive continued growth, improve margins, and as a further offset to increased costs.

Operating income in 2019 is expected to grow 8% to 10% from $891 million of operating income in 2018.  This is a decrease from the company's previous projection of 10% to 12% driven primarily by its most recent estimates related to business transformation investments, global trade and economic developments and special charges.  Special charges of approximately $20 million are currently projected for 2019 that relate to previously announced organization and streamlining actions.  Excluding the impact of special charges, as well as in 2018 transaction and integration expenses, the updated expected growth in adjusted operating income is 6% to 8%, which in constant currency is an 8% to 10% projected growth rate, from adjusted operating income of $930 million in 2018.

McCormick increased its projected 2019 earnings per share to be in the range of $5.09 to $5.19 compared to $7.00 of earnings per share in 2018.  Excluding an estimated $0.11 impact of special charges in 2019, the company projects 2019 adjusted earnings per share to be in the range of $5.20 to $5.30.  This is an increase from previously reported guidance of $5.17 to $5.27 and, as compared to $4.97 of adjusted earnings per share in 2018, represents an expected increase of 5% to 7%, or in constant currency 7% to 9%.  This increase reflects the updated adjusted operating income outlook projection, an expected high single digit increase in income from unconsolidated operations and a reduction of the company's fiscal 2019 projected adjusted effective tax rate to approximately 21%.  The projected adjusted effective tax rate is an increase from 2018 and results in a significant headwind on adjusted earnings per share growth, partially offsetting the company's strong adjusted operating income growth expectation.  For fiscal year 2019, the company projects another year of strong cash flow, with plans to return a significant portion to McCormick's shareholders through dividends and to pay down debt.

Business Segment Results

Consumer Segment

(in millions)


Three months ended


Six months ended



5/31/2019


5/31/2018


5/31/2019


5/31/2018

Net sales


$

764.1



$

768.8



$

1,509.0



$

1,513.4


Operating income, excluding special 
     charges, transaction and integration 
     expenses


137.8



129.1



273.1



259.6


The company's consumer segment sales declined 1% when compared to the second quarter of 2018.  In constant currency, sales grew 2% with increases in each of the three regions.

  • Consumer sales in the Americas rose 2% compared to the second quarter of 2018 and in constant currency also rose 2%. The increase was primarily driven by higher volume and product mix of the Zatarain's frozen portfolio, Frank's RedHot sauces, branded extracts, and branded Hispanic products.  A slowdown in the spices and seasonings category, driven by a late Easter which delayed the beginning of grilling season, tempered growth in the Americas.
  • Consumer sales in EMEA declined 7%.  In constant currency, sales increased 1% from the year-ago period.  This increase was driven by higher volume and product mix due to new products, distribution gains and promotions offset partially by a decline in private label products as well as pricing actions, including those related to trade promotional activities.
  • Second quarter consumer sales in the Asia/Pacific region declined 4% and in constant currency grew 3%.  The sales growth was led by India and Australia.

Consumer segment operating income, excluding special charges, transaction and integration expenses, increased 7% to $138 million for the second quarter of 2019 compared to $129 million in the year-ago period.  In constant currency, consumer operating income increased 9%.  The favorable impact of CCI-led cost savings drove the year over year growth.

Flavor Solutions Segment

(in millions)


Three months ended


Six months ended



5/31/2019


5/31/2018


5/31/2019


5/31/2018

Net sales


$

537.8



$

532.5



$

1,024.4



$

1,003.3


Operating income, excluding special 
     charges, transaction and integration 
     expenses


77.4



75.7



141.1



137.2


Flavor solutions segment sales increased 1% from the second quarter of 2018.  In constant currency, sales grew 4% with increases in each of the three regions.

  • Flavor solutions sales in the Americas grew 2% from the year-ago period and in constant currency, sales grew 3%.  This growth was led by the increased sales to quick service restaurants and continued flavors and seasonings momentum.  New products, expanded distribution and customer promotional activities all contributed to the increase.
  • Second quarter flavor solutions sales in EMEA decreased 1% and in constant currency rose 9%.  The growth was broad based and driven by higher volume and product mix, attributable to both the base business and new products, as well as pricing.
  • Flavor solutions sales in the Asia/Pacific region decreased 4% in the second quarter of 2019 and in constant currency rose 2%. Sales to quick service restaurants, partially due to the timing of their promotional activities, drove the growth.

Flavor solutions segment operating income, excluding special charges, transaction and integration expenses, rose 2% to $77 million for the second quarter of 2019 compared to $76 million in the year-ago period.  In constant currency, flavor solutions operating income increased 5%.  The favorable impact of higher sales and CCI-led cost savings drove the year over year growth with a partial offset from higher costs, including the unfavorable transactional impact of foreign currency exchange rates.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The tables below include financial measures of adjusted operating income, adjusted operating income margin, adjusted income taxes, adjusted income tax rate, adjusted net income and adjusted diluted earnings per share, each excluding the impact of special charges for each of the periods presented. These financial measures also exclude in 2018 the impact of transition and integration costs associated with our acquisition of RB Foods in August 2017, as these items significantly impact comparability between years.  These financial measures also exclude, for 2018, and the comparison of our results for 2019 to 2018, the net estimated impact of the effects of the one-time transition tax and re-measurement of our U.S. deferred tax assets and liabilities as a result of the U.S. Tax Act passed in December 2017 as these items may significantly impact comparability between years.  Adjusted operating income, adjusted operating income margin, adjusted income taxes, adjusted income tax rate, adjusted net income and adjusted diluted earnings per share represent non-GAAP financial measures which are prepared as a complement to our financial results prepared in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles.

In our consolidated income statement, we include separate line items captioned "Special charges" and "Transaction and integration expenses" in arriving at our consolidated operating income.  Special charges consist of expenses associated with certain actions undertaken by the company to reduce fixed costs, simplify or improve processes, and improve our competitiveness and are of such significance in terms of both up-front costs and organizational/structural impact to require advance approval by our Management Committee.  Upon presentation of any such proposed action (including details with respect to estimated costs, expected benefits and expected timing) to the Management Committee and the Committee's advance approval, expenses associated with the approved action are classified as special charges upon recognition and monitored on an on-going basis through completion.

Transaction and integration expenses consist of expenses associated with the acquisition or integration of the RB Foods business.  These costs primarily consist of outside advisory, service and consulting costs; employee-related costs; and other costs related to the acquisition. We incurred these costs in 2018.

Income taxes associated with the enactment of the U.S. Tax Act in December 2017 consists of a net income tax benefit of $297.9 million recognized during the six months ended May 31, 2018, which includes the estimated impact of the tax benefit from revaluation of net U.S. deferred tax liabilities based on the new lower corporate income tax rate and the tax expense associated with the one-time transition tax on previously unremitted earnings of non-U.S. subsidiaries.

We believe that these non-GAAP financial measures are important.  The exclusion of special charges, transaction and integration expenses, and the net income tax benefit associated with enactment of the U.S. Tax Act provide additional information that enables enhanced comparisons to prior periods and, accordingly, facilitates the development of future projections and earnings growth prospects.  This information is also used by management to measure the profitability of our ongoing operations and analyze our business performance and trends.

These non-GAAP financial measures may be considered in addition to results prepared in accordance with GAAP, but should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, GAAP results.  In addition, these non-GAAP financial measures may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies because other companies may not calculate them in the same manner that we do.  We intend to continue to provide these non-GAAP financial measures as part of our future earnings discussions and, therefore, the inclusion of these non-GAAP financial measures will provide consistency in our financial reporting.  A reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to the related GAAP financial measures is provided below:

(in millions except per share data)

Three Months Ended


Six Months Ended


5/31/2019


5/31/2018


5/31/2019


5/31/2018

Operating income

$

208.1



$

188.6



$

405.0



$

369.7


Impact of transaction and integration expenses



7.8





16.5


Impact of special charges

7.1



8.4



9.2



10.6


Adjusted operating income

$

215.2



$

204.8



$

414.2



$

396.8


% increase versus year-ago period

5.1

%




4.4

%



Adjusted operating income margin (1)

16.5

%


15.7

%


16.3

%


15.8

%









Income tax expense (benefit)

$

32.1



$

33.1



$

54.2



$

(238.0)


Non-recurring benefit, net, of the U.S. Tax Act (2)







297.9


Impact of transaction and integration expenses



1.7





3.5


Impact of special charges

1.7



1.9



2.2



2.5


Adjusted income tax expense

$

33.8



$

36.7



$

56.4



$

65.9


Adjusted income tax rate (3)

18.9

%


22.2

%


16.5

%


20.6

%









Net income

$

149.4



$

123.3



$

297.4



$

545.9


Impact of transaction and integration expenses



6.1





13.0


Impact of special charges

5.4



6.5



7.0



8.1


Non-recurring benefit, net, of the U.S. Tax Act (2)







(297.9)


Adjusted net income

$

154.8



$

135.9



$

304.4



$

269.1


% increase versus year-ago period

13.9

%




13.1

%











Earnings per share - diluted

$

1.12



$

0.93



$

2.22



$

4.11


Impact of transaction and integration expenses



0.04





0.10


Impact of special charges

0.04



0.05



0.05



0.06


Non-recurring benefit, net, of the U.S. Tax Act (2)







(2.24)


Adjusted earnings per share - diluted

$

1.16



$

1.02



$

2.27



$

2.03


% increase versus year-ago period

13.7

%




11.8

%





(1)

Adjusted operating income margin is calculated as adjusted operating income as a percentage of net sales for each period presented.




(2)

The non-recurring income tax benefit, net, associated with enactment of the U.S. Tax Act of $297.9 million for the six months ended May 31, 2018, was provisional and changed during the measurement period, which ended in the fourth quarter of 2018.  As a result, the non-recurring income tax benefit, net, associated with enactment of the U.S. Tax Act for the year ended November 30, 2018 was $301.5 million.




(3)

Adjusted income tax rate is calculated as adjusted income tax expense as a percentage of income from consolidated operations before income taxes excluding special charges and for the 2018 periods, transaction and integration expenses, or $179.1 million and $341.2 million for the three and six months ended May 31, 2019 and 2018, respectively, and $165.2 million and $319.5 million for the three and six months ended May 31, 2018, respectively.

Because we are a multi-national company, we are subject to variability of our reported U.S. dollar results due to changes in foreign currency exchange rates.  Those changes have been volatile over the past several years.  The exclusion of the effects of foreign currency exchange, or what we refer to as amounts expressed "on a constant currency basis", is a non-GAAP measure.  We believe that this non-GAAP measure provides additional information that enables enhanced comparison to prior periods excluding the translation effects of changes in rates of foreign currency exchange and provides additional insight into the underlying performance of our operations located outside of the U.S.  It should be noted that our presentation herein of amounts and percentage changes on a constant currency basis does not exclude the impact of foreign currency transaction gains and losses (that is, the impact of transactions denominated in other than the local currency of any of our subsidiaries in their local currency reported results).

Percentage changes in sales and adjusted operating income expressed in "constant currency" are presented excluding the impact of foreign currency exchange.  To present this information for historical periods, current period results for entities reporting in currencies other than the U.S. dollar are translated into U.S. dollars at the average exchange rates in effect during the corresponding period of the prior fiscal year, rather than at the actual average exchange rates in effect during the current fiscal year.  As a result, the foreign currency impact is equal to the current year results in local currencies multiplied by the change in the average foreign currency exchange rate between the current fiscal period and the corresponding period of the prior fiscal year.  Constant currency growth rates follow:




Three Months Ended May 31, 2019




Percentage Change
as Reported


Impact of Foreign
Currency Exchange


Percentage Change
on Constant Currency
Basis

Net sales








Consumer segment








  Americas



1.8%


(0.4)%


2.2%

  EMEA



(6.5)%


(7.7)%


1.2%

  Asia/Pacific



(3.7)%


(6.3)%


2.6%

Total consumer segment



(0.6)%


(2.6)%


2.0%

Flavor solutions segment








  Americas



2.3%


(0.6)%


2.9%

  EMEA



(0.8)%


(9.7)%


8.9%

  Asia/Pacific



(4.1)%


(5.7)%


1.6%

Total flavor solutions segment



1.0%


(3.0)%


4.0%

  Total net sales



—%


(2.8)%


2.8%

Adjusted operating income








   Consumer segment



6.7%


(2.1)%


8.8%

   Flavor solutions segment



2.2%


(3.2)%


5.4%

Total adjusted operating income



5.1%


(2.5)%


7.6%








Six Months Ended May 31, 2019




Percentage Change
as Reported


Impact of Foreign
Currency Exchange


Percentage Change
on Constant Currency
Basis

Net sales








Consumer segment








  Americas



2.2%


(0.4)%


2.6%

  EMEA



(6.0)%


(6.9)%


0.9%

  Asia/Pacific



(2.9)%


(6.1)%


3.2%

Total consumer segment



(0.3)%


(2.7)%


2.4%

Flavor solutions segment








  Americas



4.0%


(0.7)%


4.7%

  EMEA



(0.4)%


(9.3)%


8.9%

  Asia/Pacific



(4.7)%


(5.5)%


0.8%

Total flavor solutions segment



2.1%


(3.0)%


5.1%

  Total net sales



0.7%


(2.8)%


3.5%

Adjusted operating income








   Consumer segment



5.2%


(2.2)%


7.4%

   Flavor solutions segment



2.8%


(3.2)%


6.0%

Total adjusted operating income



4.4%


(2.5)%


6.9%

To present the percentage change in projected 2019 sales, adjusted operating income and adjusted earnings per share on a constant currency basis, projected sales and adjusted operating income for entities reporting in currencies other than the U.S. dollar are translated into U.S. dollars at the company's budgeted exchange rate for 2019 and are compared to the 2018 results, translated into U.S. dollars using the same 2019 budgeted exchange rate, rather than at the average actual exchange rates in effect during fiscal year 2018.  This calculation is performed to arrive at adjusted net income divided by historical shares outstanding for fiscal year 2018 or projected shares outstanding for fiscal year 2019, as appropriate.

The following provides a reconciliation of our estimated earnings per share to adjusted earnings per share for 2019 and actual results for 2018:

(in millions except per share data)



Twelve Months Ended




2019 Projection


11/30/18

Earnings per share - diluted



$5.09 to $5.19


$

7.00


Impact of special charges and transaction and 
     integration expenses



0.11



0.23


Non-recurring benefit, net, of the U.S. Tax Act





(2.26)


Adjusted earnings per share - diluted



$5.20 to $5.30


$

4.97


Live Webcast

As previously announced, McCormick will hold a conference call with analysts today at 8:00 a.m. ET.  The conference call will be webcast live via the McCormick website.  Go to ir.mccormick.com and follow directions to listen to the call and access the accompanying presentation materials.  At this same location, a replay of the call will be available following the live call.  Past press releases and additional information can be found at this address.

Forward-looking Information

Certain information contained in this release, including statements concerning expected performance such as those relating to net sales, gross margins, earnings, cost savings, acquisitions, brand marketing support, special charges, income tax expense and the impact of foreign currency rates are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These statements may be identified by the use of words such as "may," "will," "expect," "should," "anticipate," "intend," "believe" and "plan."  These statements may relate to: the expected results of operations of businesses acquired by the company, including the acquisition of RB Foods; the expected impact of costs and pricing actions on the company's results of operations and gross margins; the expected impact of productivity improvements, including those associated with our CCI program and global enablement initiative; expected working capital improvements; expectations regarding growth potential in various geographies and markets, including the impact from customer, channel, category, and e-commerce expansion; expected trends in net sales and earnings performance and other financial measures; the expected impact of the U.S. Tax Act enacted in December 2017; the expectations of pension and postretirement plan contributions and anticipated charges associated with such plans; the holding period and market risks associated with financial instruments; the impact of foreign exchange fluctuations; the adequacy of internally generated funds and existing sources of liquidity, such as the availability of bank financing; the anticipated sufficiency of future cash flows to enable the payments of interest and repayment of short- and long-term debt as well as quarterly dividends and the ability to issue additional debt or equity securities; and expectations regarding purchasing shares of McCormick's common stock under the existing repurchase authorization.

These and other forward-looking statements are based on management's current views and assumptions and involve risks and uncertainties that could significantly affect expected results.  Results may be materially affected by factors such as: damage to the company's reputation or brand name; loss of brand relevance; increased private label use; product quality, labeling, or safety concerns; negative publicity about our products; business interruptions due to natural disasters or unexpected events; actions by, and the financial condition of, competitors and customers; the company's inability to achieve expected and/or needed cost savings or margin improvements; negative employee relations; the lack of successful acquisition and integration of new businesses, including the acquisition of RB Foods; issues affecting the company's supply chain and raw materials, including fluctuations in the cost and availability of raw and packaging materials and freight; government regulation, and changes in legal and regulatory requirements and enforcement practices; global economic and financial conditions generally, including the availability of financing, interest and inflation rates; the imposition of tariffs, quotas, trade barriers and other similar restrictions; and the pending exit of the U.K. from the European Union (Brexit); the effects of increased level of debt service following the RB Foods acquisition as well as the effects that such increased debt service may have on the company's ability to react to certain economic and industry conditions and ability to borrow or the cost of any such additional borrowing; the interpretations and assumptions we have made, and guidance that may be issued, regarding the U.S. Tax Act enacted in December 2017; assumptions we have made regarding the investment return on retirement plan assets, and the costs associated with pension obligations; foreign currency fluctuations; the stability of credit and capital markets; risks associated with the company's information technology systems, including the threat of data breaches and cyber attacks; fundamental changes in tax laws; volatility in our effective tax rate; climate change; infringement of intellectual property rights, and those of customers; litigation, legal and administrative proceedings; and other risks described in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements.  The company undertakes no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by law.

About McCormick

McCormick & Company, Incorporated is a global leader in flavor.  With $5.3 billion in annual sales, the company manufactures, markets and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavorful products to the entire food industry – retail outlets, food manufacturers and foodservice businesses.  Every day, no matter where or what you eat, you can enjoy food flavored by McCormick.  McCormick Brings the Joy of Flavor to Life.

For more information, visit www.mccormickcorporation.com.

For information contact:

Investor Relations:
Kasey Jenkins (410) 771-7140 or kasey_jenkins@mccormick.com

Corporate Communications:
Lori Robinson (410) 527-6004 or lori_robinson@mccormick.com

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Second Quarter Report


                                         McCormick & Company, Incorporated










Consolidated Income Statement
(Unaudited)









(In millions except per-share data)











Three months ended


Six months ended



May 31, 2019


May 31, 2018 (1)


May 31, 2019


May 31, 2018 (1)

Net sales


$

1,301.9



$

1,301.3



$

2,533.4



$

2,516.7


Cost of goods sold


793.4



795.9



1,558.0



1,550.9


Gross profit


508.5



505.4



975.4



965.8


Gross profit margin


39.1

%


38.8

%


38.5

%


38.4

%

Selling, general and administrative expense


293.3



300.6



561.2



569.0


Transaction and integration expenses




7.8





16.5


Special charges


7.1



8.4



9.2



10.6


Operating income


208.1



188.6



405.0



369.7


Interest expense


42.4



44.2



85.4



86.0


Other income, net


6.3



4.6



12.4



8.7


Income from consolidated operations before income taxes


172.0



149.0



332.0



292.4


Income tax expense (benefit)


32.1



33.1



54.2



(238.0)


Net income from consolidated operations


139.9



115.9



277.8



530.4


Income from unconsolidated operations


9.5



7.4



19.6



15.5


Net income


$

149.4



$

123.3



$

297.4



$

545.9











Earnings per share - basic


$

1.13



$

0.94



$

2.25



$

4.16











Earnings per share - diluted


$

1.12



$

0.93



$

2.22



$

4.11











Average shares outstanding - basic


132.3



131.4



132.3



131.3


Average shares outstanding - diluted


133.9



132.9



133.9



132.9




(1)

Recast to reflect McCormick's retrospective adoption of the Revenue Recognition ASU and the Pension ASU in the first quarter of 2019.

 

Second Quarter Report

McCormick & Company, Incorporated






Consolidated Balance Sheet (Unaudited)





(In millions)







May 31, 2019


May 31, 2018

Assets





Cash and cash equivalents


$

139.4


$

202.6

Trade accounts receivable, net


429.0


473.9

Inventories


816.5


797.6

Prepaid expenses and other current assets


88.2


90.1

Total current assets


1,473.1


1,564.2

Property, plant and equipment, net


962.0


947.7

Goodwill


4,511.4


4,577.2

Intangible assets, net


2,860.1


2,893.1

Investments and other assets


430.1


401.6

Total assets


$

10,236.7


$

10,383.8






Liabilities





Short-term borrowings and current portion of long-term debt


$

693.2


$

699.0

Trade accounts payable


706.6


624.1

Other accrued liabilities


460.3


523.6

Total current liabilities


1,860.1


1,846.7

Long-term debt


3,977.5


4,456.2

Deferred taxes


706.4


659.9

Other long-term liabilities


310.1


380.7

Total liabilities


6,854.1


7,343.5

Shareholders' equity





Common stock


1,835.0


1,705.3

Retained earnings


1,918.6


1,631.6

Accumulated other comprehensive loss


(382.7)


(308.4)

Non-controlling interests


11.7


11.8

Total shareholders' equity


3,382.6


3,040.3

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity


$

10,236.7


$

10,383.8

 

 

Second Quarter Report


McCormick & Company, Incorporated






Consolidated Cash Flow Statement (Unaudited)





(In millions)







Six Months Ended



May 31, 2019


May 31, 2018

Operating activities





Net income


$

297.4


$

545.9

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:





Depreciation and amortization


79.0


74.1

Stock based compensation


22.8


16.1

Non-cash net income tax benefit (related to enactment of the U.S. Tax Act)



(297.9)

Fixed asset impairment charge



3.0

Income from unconsolidated operations


(19.6)


(15.5)

Changes in operating assets and liabilities


(83.6)


(103.4)

Dividends from unconsolidated affiliates


18.2


12.6

Net cash flow provided by operating activities


314.2


234.9






Investing activities





Acquisition of businesses



(4.2)

Capital expenditures (including software)


(54.1)


(59.9)

Other investing activities


0.1


0.9

Net cash flow used in investing activities


(54.0)


(63.2)






Financing activities





Short-term borrowings, net


45.6


367.8

Long-term debt borrowings



13.5

Long-term debt repayments


(93.6)


(389.2)

Proceeds from exercised stock options


48.0


21.6

Taxes withheld and paid on employee stock awards


(10.1)


(6.7)

Common stock acquired by purchase


(59.8)


(32.1)

Dividends paid


(150.8)


(136.5)

Net cash flow used in financing activities


(220.7)


(161.6)






Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents


3.3


5.7

Increase in cash and cash equivalents


42.8


15.8

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period


96.6


186.8






Cash and cash equivalents at end of period


$

139.4


$

202.6

 

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