- First-quarter 2023 net earnings per share (EPS) of $1.40, compared with 2022 EPS of $1.05; First-quarter 2023 adjusted EPS of $1.58, up 39.8% compared with 2022 adjusted EPS of $1.13
- First-quarter 2023 revenues of $923.0 million, up 27.6% on a reported basis and up 15.0% on an organic basis
- First-quarter 2023 operating margin of 18.5%, compared with 2022 operating margin of 16.2%; Adjusted operating margin of 20.8%, up 290 basis points compared with 2022 adjusted operating margin of 17.9%
- Raising full-year 2023 reported revenue growth outlook to 11.5% to 13.5% and full-year 2023 organic revenue growth outlook to a range of 5.5% to 7.5%
- Raising full-year 2023 EPS outlook to a range of $5.95 to $6.15 and adjusted EPS outlook to a range of $6.55 to $6.75 (+9.3% to +12.7% vs. prior year)
DUBLIN (April 26, 2023) - Allegion plc (NYSE: ALLE), a leading global provider of security products and solutions, today reported first-quarter 2023 net revenues of $923.0 million and net earnings of $123.5 million, or $1.40 per share. Excluding charges related to restructuring, acquisition and integration costs, and amortization expense related to acquired intangible assets, adjusted net earnings were $139.5 million, or $1.58 per share, up 39.8% when compared with first-quarter 2022 adjusted EPS of $1.13. All comparisons in this release are with the first quarter of fiscal year 2022 unless otherwise stated.
First-quarter 2023 net revenues increased 27.6% when compared to the prior-year period. Excluding impacts of acquisitions, divestitures and foreign currency movements, net revenues increased 15% on an organic basis. The organic revenue increase was driven by price realization across the portfolio to address ongoing inflationary pressure along with strong volume in the Americas non-residential business offsetting weakness experienced in Americas residential mechanical and certain International businesses. Foreign currency exchange rate headwinds continued with more than an $11 million impact on reported revenues.
“Our first-quarter results reflect strong execution company-wide and a great start for Allegion in 2023,” said John H. Stone, Allegion president and CEO. “We are seeing resilience in our Americas non-residential business coupled with continued growth in electronics, where demand remains elevated.”
The Americas segment revenues increased 42% (up 22.6% on an organic basis). The organic increase was driven by price realization across all businesses and strong volume growth in the non-residential business. The Access Technologies acquisition contributed $103.1 million or nearly 20% to total Americas growth. The non-residential business grew nearly 30%, excluding Access Technologies, and the residential business grew mid-single digit percent. Electronics growth exceeded 30% in the quarter, with strength across both residential and non-residential markets.
The International segment revenues declined 9.7% (down 4.8% on an organic basis). Soft end markets, especially in our Global Portable Security business, resulted in lower volumes, partially offset by strong electronic solutions growth and positive price realization. The reported revenue reflects the negative impact of foreign currency. As of Jan. 1, 2023, the Americas portion of the Global Portable Security business is reflected within the International segment, and 2022 full-year and quarterly results have been recast to align with the new reporting structure. The amount recast for first-quarter 2022 was approximately $6 million in net revenue.
First-quarter 2023 operating income was $171.0 million, an increase of $54.0 million or 46.2% compared to 2022. Adjusted operating income in first-quarter 2023 was $192.4 million, an increase of $63.0 million or 48.7% compared to 2022.
First-quarter 2023 operating margin was 18.5%, compared with 16.2% in 2022. The adjusted operating margin in first-quarter 2023 was 20.8%, compared with 17.9% in 2022. The 290-basis-point increase in adjusted operating margin is attributable to positive price and productivity net of inflation and investments; positive business mix; and volume leverage associated with non-residential growth in the Americas segment. These increases were partially offset by the dilutive impact of the Access Technologies acquisition and foreign currency pressure.
Interest expense for first-quarter 2023 was $23.6 million, an increase from $11.9 million in 2022. This was driven by increased debt as a result of the Access Technologies acquisition along with an increase in variable interest rates.
Other income net for first-quarter 2023 was $0.3 million, compared to other income net of $2.2 million in 2022.
The company’s effective tax rate for first-quarter 2023 was 16.3%, compared with 13.2% in 2022. The company’s adjusted effective tax rate for first-quarter 2023 was 17.4%, compared with 14.6% in 2022.
Cash Flow and Liquidity
Year-to-date available cash flow for 2023 was $46.7 million, an increase of $34.9 million versus the prior-year period. The year-over-year increase in available cash flow is due to increased year-to-date net earnings and lower cash used for net working capital, partially offset by higher capital expenditures. The company ended first-quarter 2023 with cash and cash equivalents of $292.8 million, as well as total debt of $2,121.9 million.
Updated 2023 Outlook
The company is raising its full-year 2023 revenue growth outlook and expects it to be 11.5% to 13.5%, while also increasing its organic revenue growth outlook and expects it to be 5.5% to 7.5%, excluding the expected impacts of acquisitions, divestitures and foreign currency movements. The increase in the organic outlook is driven primarily by strength in the Americas segment.
The company is revising its full-year 2023 reported EPS outlook and expects it to be in the $5.95 to $6.15 range, with adjusted EPS expected to be between $6.55 to $6.75.
Adjustments to 2023 EPS include estimated impacts of approximately $0.40 per share for acquisition-related amortization, as well as $0.20 per share for restructuring, M&A and amortization expense related to acquired backlog (approximately $9 million pre-tax).
The outlook assumes approximately a $0.29 headwind for interest and other income, a full-year adjusted effective tax rate of approximately 15% to 15.5% and an average diluted share count for the full year of approximately 88.3 million shares.
The company increases expectations for full-year 2023 available cash flow to approximately $480 to $500 million.
“We are confident in our team’s performance,” Stone added. “Allegion is positioned well to execute our increased 2023 outlook and our long-term growth strategy."
Conference Call Information
On Wednesday, April 26, 2023, President and CEO John H. Stone and Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Mike Wagnes will conduct a conference call for analysts and investors, beginning at 8 a.m. ET, to review the company's results.
A real-time, listen-only webcast of the conference call will be broadcast live online. Individuals wishing to listen may access the call through the company's website at https://investor.allegion.com.
Allegion (NYSE: ALLE) is a global pioneer in seamless access, with leading brands like CISA®, Interflex®, LCN®, Schlage®, SimonsVoss® and Von Duprin®. Focusing on security around the door and adjacent areas, Allegion secures people and assets with a range of solutions for homes, businesses, schools and institutions. Allegion had $3.3 billion in revenue in 2022, and its security products are sold around the world.
For more, visit www.allegion.com.
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