December 18, 2014 11:57 PM ET

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Company Overview of ESCO Technologies Inc.

Company Overview

ESCO Technologies Inc., together with its subsidiaries, produces and supplies engineered products and systems for utility, industrial, aerospace, and commercial markets worldwide. It operates through three segments: Filtration/Fluid Flow, RF Shielding and Test, and Utility Solutions Group. The Filtration/Fluid Flow segment supplies filtration and fluid control products, including filter elements, manifolds, assemblies, modules, indicators, filters, regulators, custom and standard valves, actuators, and other components; and produces engineered thermoformed products and packaging materials for medical, pharmaceutical, retail, food, and electronic applications. The RF Shielding and Test segmen...

9900A Clayton Road

St. Louis, MO 63124

United States

Founded in 1990

2,103 Employees

Phone:

314-213-7200

Key Executives for ESCO Technologies Inc.

Chairman
Age: 56
Total Annual Compensation: $790.0K
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 54
Total Annual Compensation: $526.0K
Senior Vice President
Age: 55
Total Annual Compensation: $312.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

ESCO Technologies Inc. Key Developments

ESCO Technologies Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year Ended September 30, 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for the First Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015

ESCO Technologies reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended September 30, 2014. The company reported net income of $11.3 million or $0.43 per diluted share, compared with the prior-year period's net loss of $32.31 million or $1.21 loss per diluted share. Adjusted EPS was $0.51, versus $0.59 EPS in the same quarter the previous year. Revenue was $151.41 million, up from $144.6 million in the same quarter last year. Earnings before income taxes were $19,971,000, compared to $20,406,000 a year ago. Net earnings from continuing operations were $12,927,000 or $0.49 per diluted share, compared to $13,880,000 or $0.52 per diluted share a year ago. For the year, net sales were $531,120,000, compared to $490,079,000 a year ago. Earnings before income taxes were $62,207,000, compared to $49,595,000 a year ago. Net earnings from continuing operations were $42,613,000 or $1.60 per diluted share, compared to $31,260,000 or $1.17 per diluted share a year ago. Net earnings were $410,000 or $0.02 per diluted share, compared to net loss of $25,603,000 or $0.96 per diluted share a year ago. Diluted adjusted basis EPS from continuing operations were $1.65 compared to $1.47 a year ago. Net cash provided by operating activities was $43,442,000. Capital expenditures were $12,714,000. On a quarterly basis, Management expects 2015 revenues and EPS to reflect a profile similar to 2014, including the EPS being more second half weighted. First quarter 2015 EPS is expected to be in the range of $0.28 to $0.33 per share. The company expects fiscal 2015 EPS of $1.70 - $1.80, versus the Street view of $1.78 EPS. It sees sales growth of 2% to 5%, and EBIT growth of 8% to 10%. During 2015, the company's effective tax rate is expected to be 35%, compared to the adjusted effective tax rate of 31.6% in 2014.

ESCO Technologies Inc. Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend, Payable on January 16, 2014

ESCO Technologies Inc. announced that the next quarterly cash dividend of $0.08 per share will be paid on January 16, 2014 to stockholders of record on January 2, 2014.

ESCO Technologies Seeks Acquisition

Vic Richey, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ESE) said that company has sufficient available liquidity under its existing credit facility to support its strategy of profitable organic growth, accretive acquisitions around its existing core businesses, and opportunistic repurchases of outstanding shares. ESCO expects to accelerate the realization of shareholder value through these various means.

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