Colfax Reports Fourth Quarter 2019 Results

February 21, 2020

  • Reported $0.24 EPS from continuing operations and achieved $0.61 of adjusted EPS
  • Delivered 7.5% year-on-year sales growth in Medical Technology segment including 7.8% organic improvement
  • Improved Fabrication Technology operating income and adjusted EBITA margins by over 300 basis points
  • Reaffirming 2020 adjusted EPS guidance of $2.10 to $2.20

ANNAPOLIS JUNCTION, MD, Feb. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Colfax Corporation (NYSE: CFX), a leading diversified technology company, today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2019.

The Company reported net income from continuing operations of $33 million or $0.24 per share in the quarter, and $83 million of adjusted net income or $0.61 per share. For the full year, Colfax reported $0.10 of net income from continuing operations per share and $2.01 per share of adjusted earnings. Adjustments to reported earnings are included in the reconciliation schedules provided.

For the fourth quarter, Colfax reported net sales of $888 million, 54.5% higher than the previous year’s quarter due to the acquisition of DJO. On an organic basis, Colfax sales increased 1.7%. Medical Technology segment sales grew 7.5% or 7.8% organically versus the prior year period, including an approximate 2% benefit from additional selling days in the quarter. Growth in the Medical Technology segment was driven by continued momentum in Reconstructive and sequential growth in Prevention & Rehabilitation product lines. Fabrication Technology segment sales declined 3.5% on a reported basis and 1.5% organically.

The Company also reported fourth quarter adjusted EBITA of $134 million or 15.1% of sales. Fabrication Technology segment improved its adjusted EBITA margins 320 basis points over the prior year fourth quarter to 15.6%, as a result of continued cost reduction, productivity, and pricing efforts. The Medical Technology segment achieved adjusted EBITA margins of 19.2%, up 70 basis points sequentially from the third quarter on higher revenues.

“We finished a successful and transformative 2019 with another quarter of strong financial performance,”said Matt Trerotola, Colfax President and CEO. “Operating improvements and innovation in our Med Tech platform are returning the business to healthy growth levels. Strong execution in our Fab Tech platform drove global share gain and margin improvement in dynamic market conditions.”

“Our strong organic growth performance demonstrates one of the benefits of our transformed portfolio of businesses. We are now positioned with higher margins, better and less cyclical growth prospects, and improved cash flow potential. We are excited by the many operating and strategic opportunities available to us to create shareholder value.”

The Company announced that it is reaffirming its 2020 adjusted EPS outlook of $2.10 to $2.20.

Conference Call and Webcast

Colfax will host a conference call to provide details about its results today at 8:00 a.m. EST. The call will be open to the public by calling +1-877-303-7908 (U.S. callers) or +1-678-373-0875 (international callers) and referencing the conference ID number 5553506 or through webcast via Colfax’s website at under the “Investors” section. Access to a supplemental slide presentation can also be found at the Colfax website under the same heading. Both the audio of this call and the slide presentation will be archived on the website later today and will be available until the next quarterly call.