Johnson Controls reports 2015 fourth quarter adjusted earnings up 7 percent and releases Q1 fiscal 2016 guidance

Share On
Share

MILWAUKEE, Oct. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- For the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015, Johnson Controls, Inc., (NYSE: JCI), a global multi-industrial company, reported net income from continuing operations of $3 million on $8.7 billion in revenues. Adjusted non-GAAP diluted earnings per share from continuing operations for the quarter were a record $1.04. As a result of the previously announced sale of its Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) business, the Company has reclassified GWS results to discontinued operations. Prior year financial statements have been revised accordingly.

Excluding transaction / integration / separation costs and non-recurring items in the fourth quarter, continuing operations highlights include:

  • Net revenues of $8.7 billion versus $10.0 billion in Q4 2014, due primarily to the deconsolidation of the company's automotive interiors business and foreign exchange. Excluding the impact of the deconsolidation of the interiors business and foreign exchange, sales increased 3 percent.
  • Segment income from continuing operations of $939 million compared with $911 million a year ago, up 3 percent (up 8 percent excluding foreign exchange)
  • Segment income margins increased 150 basis points versus the 2014 fourth quarter
  • Diluted earnings per share of $1.04 were up 7 percent versus $0.97 in the same quarter last year

Non-recurring items that impacted reported Q4 2015 and Q4 2014 income from continuing operations include:

2015 fourth quarter (net charge of $1.04 per share)

  • Non-cash mark-to-market pension and postretirement losses of $422 million ($257 million after-tax)
  • Transaction, integration and separation costs of $34 million ($28 million after-tax)
  • Restructuring and non-cash impairment charges of $397 million ($310 million after-tax) primarily related to Automotive Seating plant restructuring as well as asset impairments
  • Net gain from divested businesses of $145 million ($38 million after-tax)
  • Non-recurring net tax expense of $124 million mainly due to foreign cash repatriation related to business divestitures 

2014 fourth quarter (net charge of $0.48 per share)

  • Non-cash mark-to-market pension and postretirement and settlement losses of $252 million ($188 million after-tax)
  • Transaction and integration costs of $19 million ($15 million after-tax)
  • Restructuring and non-cash impairment charges of $162 million ($135 million after-tax) primarily related to the Building Efficiency reorganization
  • Non-recurring net tax benefit of $17 million

"We ended fiscal 2015 with solid contributions from all of our businesses, continuing the strong performance we have seen throughout the year," said Alex Molinaroli, Johnson Controls chairman, president and chief executive officer. "While the macro-economic environment is challenging in some key markets, each of our businesses again generated significant margin improvements in the fourth quarter and we see increasing benefits from the Johnson Controls Operating System across the company. We enter the new fiscal year well-positioned to execute on our enterprise plan and deliver long-term shareholder value."

Business results (Excluding transaction / integration / separation costs and non-recurring items)

Building Efficiency sales in the fiscal 2015 fourth quarter were $2.9 billion, level with the same quarter last year. Excluding foreign currency, revenues increased 5 percent, with growth in North America Systems and Service and the Middle East offset by softness in Europe.

Orders in the quarter, excluding foreign exchange, were 4 percent lower year-over-year. Order growth of more than 4 percent in the core North American branch business was more than offset by weakness in the Federal government business as well as softness in Europe and Asia. The Federal government decline is primarily related to delays and reduced funding caused by Congressional Continuing Resolution deferrals. The backlog of projects at the end of the quarter, adjusted for foreign exchange, decreased 1 percent, to $4.5 billion; however, the North American bidding activity remains strong.

Building Efficiency segment income was $351 million, up 5 percent (8 percent excluding foreign exchange) from $335 million in the fiscal 2014 fourth quarter, due primarily to higher volumes and favorable price / mix. Segment margins for the 2015 fourth quarter were 12.1 percent, up 60 basis points from the prior year quarter.

In the quarter, Johnson Controls announced a number of new product introductions as it advances its strategy to broaden its equipment offerings, including the P2000 security management system, an award winning gas turbine inlet air cooling solution to optimize power plant performance, and the Champion LX series packaged units for residential and light commercial applications. In addition, the company launched Hitachi variable refrigerant flow (VRF) in North America and opened its VRF training facility in Dallas, Texas.

Power Solutions sales in the fiscal fourth quarter of 2015 were $1.7 billion, down 6 percent versus the 2014 quarter. Excluding the impact of foreign exchange, sales increased 3 percent, with higher volumes in all regions. Global shipments of AGM batteries for start-stop vehicles increased 44 percent compared with the prior year quarter.

Power Solutions segment income was $340 million, up 5 percent (11 percent excluding foreign exchange), versus $325 million in the fourth quarter of 2014 due to improved product mix, higher volumes and operational efficiencies. Segment margins for the 2015 fourth quarter were 20.2 percent, up 200 basis points from the prior year quarter.

During the quarter, the company announced plans to expand AGM production capacity in China. It also signed a memorandum of understanding with Beijing Automotive Industry Group Co., Ltd. (BAIC) to accelerate its expansion in the Chinese automotive market. At the Energy Storage North America conference in October, the company formally announced its entry into the lithium ion distributed energy storage market with new product solutions to optimize energy management performance and costs for building owners and utilities. Navigant forecasts this nascent market will grow to $16 billion by 2024.

Automotive Experience sales in the quarter declined 21 percent to $4.2 billion versus $5.3 billion last year, due primarily to the deconsolidation of the interiors business as a result of the July 2015 formation of the Yanfeng automotive interiors joint venture. Excluding the impact of the interiors deconsolidation and foreign exchange, sales grew 3 percent, approximately in-line with global industry production. Revenues in China, which are primarily generated through non-consolidated joint ventures, increased 27 percent to $2.3 billion (decreased 3 percent to $1.7 billion excluding the impact of the Yanfeng interiors joint venture), while industry production decreased 5 percent versus last year.

Automotive Experience segment income was $248 million, 1 percent lower than the same quarter last year. Excluding the impact of foreign exchange, segment income increased 4 percent in the quarter primarily due to higher seating volumes.

Full year 2015 results (Excluding transaction / integration / separation costs and non-recurring items)

Johnson Controls fiscal 2015 revenues were $37.2 billion, a decrease of 4 percent from $38.7 billion in 2014 due primarily to the deconsolidation of the interiors business and foreign exchange. Excluding the impact of these items, sales increased 5 percent. Segment income totaled $3.2 billion, up 12 percent (16 percent excluding foreign exchange), from $2.9 billion last year. Segment income margins for the year improved by 120 basis points. Adjusted non-GAAP diluted earnings per share from continuing operations for the year were a record $3.42, an increase of 14 percent from $3.00 in 2014.

Several actions intended to improve long-term shareholder value were undertaken in fiscal 2015, including:

  • $1.4 billion share repurchases
  • Quarterly dividend increase of 18 percent
  • Execution of the Johnson Controls Operating System to leverage scale, technology and expertise across the enterprise
  • Global workforce reductions targeting $250 million in future cost savings
  • Significant business portfolio activities:
    • Completed Yanfeng Automotive Interiors joint venture
    • Completed the divestiture of the Global Workplace Solutions business
    • Completed the Hitachi joint venture (October 1, 2015) to obtain number two market share in VRF (variable refrigerant flow) systems in China
    • Announced the future spin-off of the Automotive business with a target date of October 1, 2016

"Our ability to achieve record results while executing on our portfolio changes is a testament to the commitment of our employees and leadership team," said Molinaroli. "Fiscal 2015 was a year of transformation and execution as we change our portfolio and build upon our foundation for operational excellence and growth in the future. We are well-positioned to deliver record growth and profitability as we enter fiscal 2016." 

Fiscal 2016 outlook

For the first quarter of 2016, the company expects earnings of $0.80 - $0.83 per diluted share an increase of 8 -12% versus the prior year first quarter. This guidance excludes transaction, integration, separation and non-recurring items. Johnson Controls will provide full fiscal year 2016 guidance at its annual New York analyst day on Dec. 1, 2015.

Molinaroli added, "We have a solid start to fiscal 2016 in all of our businesses. Through our capital allocation strategies, we're focusing Johnson Controls on growth technologies and markets with higher returns. Delivering on our commitments remains our highest priority. I would like to thank all Johnson Controls employees across the globe for embracing the continuing changes to our company as we work together to achieve even higher levels of success." 

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Johnson Controls, Inc. has made statements in this document that are forward-looking and, therefore, are subject to risks and uncertainties. All statements in this document other than statements of historical fact are statements that are, or could be, deemed "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. In this document, statements regarding future financial position, sales, costs, earnings, cash flows, other measures of results of operations, capital expenditures or debt levels and plans, objectives, outlook, targets, guidance or goals are forward-looking statements. Words such as "may," "will," "expect," "intend," "estimate," "anticipate," "believe," "should," "forecast," "project" or "plan" or terms of similar meaning are also generally intended to identify forward-looking statements. Johnson Controls cautions that these statements are subject to numerous important risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors, some of which are beyond the company's control, that could cause Johnson Controls' actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These factors include potential impacts of the planned separation of the Automotive Experience business on business operations, assets or results, required regulatory approvals that are material conditions for proposed transactions to close, the strength of the U.S. or other economies, automotive vehicle production levels, mix and schedules, energy and commodity prices, availability of raw materials and component products, currency exchange rates, and cancellation of or changes to commercial contracts, as well as other factors discussed in Item 1A of Part I of Johnson Controls' most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2014 and Johnson Controls' subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Shareholders, potential investors and others should consider these factors in evaluating the forward-looking statements and should not place undue reliance on such statements. The forward-looking statements included in this document are only made as of the date of this document, and Johnson Controls assumes no obligation, and disclaims any obligation, to update forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this document.

ABOUT JOHNSON CONTROLS

Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Our 130,000 employees create quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and seating components and systems for automobiles. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. Through our growth strategies and by increasing market share we are committed to delivering value to shareholders and making our customers successful. In 2015, Corporate Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #14 company in its annual "100 Best Corporate Citizens" list. For additional information, please visit http://www.johnsoncontrols.com. Follow Johnson Controls Investor Relations on Twitter at www.twitter.com/JCI_IR.

CONTACT:

Glen L. Ponczak (Investors)

(414) 524-2375

 

Fraser Engerman (Media)

(414) 524-2733

 

JOHNSON CONTROLS, INC.






CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(in millions, except per share data; unaudited)













Three Months Ended September 30,



2015


2014






Net sales

$ 8,749


$   9,952

Cost of sales

7,190


8,205


Gross profit

1,559


1,747






Selling, general and administrative expenses

(1,031)


(1,229)

Restructuring and impairment costs

(397)


(162)

Net financing charges

(73)


(66)

Equity income

100


122






Income from continuing operations before income taxes

158


412






Income tax provision

135


49






Net income from continuing operations

23


363






Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax

346


(17)






Net income

369


346






Less: Income from continuing operations





attributable to noncontrolling interests

20


32






Less: Income from discontinued operations





attributable to noncontrolling interests

-


5






Net income attributable to JCI

$    349


$    309






Income from continuing operations

$        3


$    331

Income (loss) from discontinued operations

346


(22)






Net income attributable to JCI

$    349


$    309






Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations

$   0.00


$   0.49

Diluted earnings (loss) per share from discontinued operations

0.53


(0.03)

Diluted earnings per share 

$   0.53


$   0.46






Diluted weighted average shares

655.2


673.0

Shares outstanding at period end

647.4


665.5

 

JOHNSON CONTROLS, INC.






CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(in millions, except per share data; unaudited)













Twelve Months Ended September 30,



2015


2014






Net sales

$ 37,179


$     38,749

Cost of sales

30,732


32,444


Gross profit

6,447


6,305






Selling, general and administrative expenses

(3,986)


(4,216)

Restructuring and impairment costs

(397)


(324)

Net financing charges

(288)


(244)

Equity income

375


395






Income from continuing operations before income taxes

2,151


1,916






Income tax provision

600


407






Net income from continuing operations

1,551


1,509






Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax

128


(166)






Net income

1,679


1,343






Less: Income from continuing operations





attributable to noncontrolling interests

112


105






Less: Income from discontinued operations





attributable to noncontrolling interests

4


23











Net income attributable to JCI

$   1,563


$       1,215






Income from continuing operations

$   1,439


$       1,404

Income (loss) from discontinued operations

124


(189)






Net income attributable to JCI

$   1,563


$       1,215






Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations

$     2.18


$         2.08

Diluted earnings (loss) per share from discontinued operations

0.19


(0.28)

Diluted earnings per share *

$     2.36


$         1.80






Diluted weighted average shares

661.5


674.8

Shares outstanding at period end

647.4


665.5






* May not sum due to rounding.




 

JOHNSON CONTROLS, INC.






CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION

(in millions; unaudited)













September 30,


September 30,



2015


2014

ASSETS





Cash and cash equivalents

$              597


$                   409

Accounts receivable - net

5,751


5,871

Inventories

2,377


2,477

Assets held for sale

55


2,157

Other current assets

2,313


2,193


Current assets

11,093


13,107






Property, plant and equipment - net

5,870


6,314

Goodwill


6,824


7,127

Other intangible assets - net

1,516


1,639

Investments in partially-owned affiliates

2,143


1,018

Noncurrent assets held for sale

-


630

Other noncurrent assets

2,289


2,969


Total assets

$         29,735


$              32,804






LIABILITIES AND EQUITY




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

$              865


$                   323

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

6,264


6,394

Liabilities held for sale

42


1,801

Other current liabilities

3,386


3,176


Current liabilities

10,557


11,694






Long-term debt

5,745


6,357

Other noncurrent liabilities

2,682


2,997

Redeemable noncontrolling interests

212


194

Shareholders' equity attributable to JCI

10,376


11,311

Noncontrolling interests

163


251


Total liabilities and equity

$         29,735


$              32,804

 

JOHNSON CONTROLS, INC.









CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(in millions; unaudited)






















Three Months Ended September 30,






2015


2014

Operating Activities




Net income attributable to JCI

$   349


$       309

Income from continuing operations attributable to noncontrolling interests

20


32

Income from discontinued operations attributable to noncontrolling interests

-


5









Net income

369


346









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





Depreciation and amortization

213


224


Pension and postretirement benefit expense

412


296


Pension and postretirement contributions

(332)


(102)


Equity in earnings of partially-owned affiliates, net of dividends received

95


(57)


Deferred income taxes

(321)


(269)


Non-cash restructuring and impairment costs

183


93


Gain on business divestitures

(1,140)


-


Fair value adjustment of equity investment

-


(19)


Other - net

17


23


Changes in assets and liabilities, excluding acquisitions and divestitures:







Receivables

(241)


(221)




Inventories

74


2




Restructuring reserves

176


17




Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

537


629




Other assets and liabilities

695


270





Cash provided by operating activities

737


1,232









Investing Activities




Capital expenditures

(315)


(323)

Sale of property, plant and equipment 

12


18

Acquisition of businesses, net of cash acquired

-


(16)

Business divestitures, net of cash divested

1,505


266

Other - net

(30)


19





Cash provided (used) by investing activities

1,172


(36)









Financing Activities




Decrease in short and long-term debt - net

(934)


(744)

Stock repurchases

(362)


(50)

Payment of cash dividends

(170)


(146)

Proceeds from the exercise of stock options

44


13

Other - net

(46)


(25)





Cash used by financing activities

(1,468)


(952)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

(57)


(5)

Cash held for sale

-


10

Increase in cash and cash equivalents

$   384


$       249

 

JOHNSON CONTROLS, INC.










CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(in millions; unaudited)

























Twelve Months Ended September 30,







2015


2014

Operating Activities




Net income attributable to JCI

$ 1,563


$      1,215

Income from continuing operations attributable to noncontrolling interests

112


105

Income from discontinued operations attributable to noncontrolling interests

4


23










Net income

1,679


1,343










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






Depreciation and amortization

860


955



Pension and postretirement benefit expense

396


321



Pension and postretirement contributions

(409)


(161)



Equity in earnings of partially-owned affiliates, net of dividends received

(144)


(153)



Deferred income taxes

327


(329)



Non-cash restructuring and impairment costs

183


181



(Gain) loss on business divestitures

(1,340)


111



Fair value adjustment of equity investment

-


(38)



Other - net

89


80



Changes in assets and liabilities, excluding acquisitions and divestitures:








Receivables

(297)


(18)





Inventories

(99)


(311)





Restructuring reserves

(6)


(31)





Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

348


440





Other assets and liabilities

13


5






Cash provided by operating activities

1,600


2,395










Investing Activities




Capital expenditures

(1,135)


(1,199)

Sale of property, plant and equipment 

37


79

Acquisition of businesses, net of cash acquired

(22)


(1,733)

Business divestitures, net of cash divested

1,646


225

Other - net

(56)


35






Cash provided (used) by investing activities

470


(2,593)










Financing Activities




Increase in short and long-term debt - net

40


1,241

Stock repurchases

(1,362)


(1,249)

Payment of cash dividends

(657)


(568)

Proceeds from the exercise of stock options

275


186

Other - net

(117)


(22)






Cash used by financing activities

(1,821)


(412)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

(81)


(20)

Cash held for sale

20


(16)

Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

$    188


$       (646)

 

FOOTNOTES





1. Business Unit Summary


In the second quarter of fiscal 2015, the Company began reporting its Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) business as a discontinued operation, which required retrospective application to previously reported financial information. As a result, the segment income amounts shown below are for continuing operations and exclude the GWS business segment income of $67 million for the fiscal 2014 fourth quarter and $156 million for fiscal 2014 year-to-date.








Three Months Ended




Twelve Months Ended








(in millions)

September 30,




September 30,









2015


2014 (Revised)


%


2015


2014 (Revised)


%







(unaudited)




(unaudited)








Net Sales

















Building Efficiency

$2,903


$           2,904


0%


$       10,510


$     10,085


4%






Automotive Experience

4,161


5,258


-21%


20,079


22,032


-9%






Power Solutions

1,685


1,790


-6%


6,590


6,632


-1%






               Net sales

$8,749


$           9,952




$       37,179


$     38,749

























Segment Income(1) 

















Building Efficiency

$   340


$              320


6%


$            923


$         817


13%






Automotive Experience

370


237


56%


1,182


852


39%






Power Solutions

340


320


6%


1,153


1,052


10%






               Segment income

$1,050

(2)

$              877

(2)



$         3,258

(3)

$       2,721

(3)
























Restructuring and impairment costs

(397)


(162)




(397)


(324)








Net financing charges

(73)


(66)




(288)


(244)








Mark to market charge for pension and postretirement plans

(422)


(237)




(422)


(237)








Income from continuing operations before income taxes

$   158


$              412




$         2,151


$       1,916

























Net Sales

















Products and systems

$7,742


$           8,912


-13%


$       33,513


$     34,978


-4%






Services

1,007


1,040


-3%


3,666


3,771


-3%







$8,749


$           9,952




$       37,179


$     38,749

























Cost of Sales

















Products and systems

$6,492


$           7,504


-13%


$       28,214


$     29,910


-6%






Services

698


701


0%


2,518


2,534


-1%







$7,190


$           8,205




$       30,732


$     32,444

























(1) Management evaluates the performance of the business units based primarily on segment income, which represents income from continuing operations before income taxes and noncontrolling interests, excluding net financing charges, significant restructuring and impairment costs, and the net mark to market adjustments related to pension and postretirement plans.






















Building Efficiency- Provides facility systems and services including comfort, energy and security management for the non-residential buildings market and provides heating, ventilating, and air conditioning products and services for the residential and non-residential building markets.






















Automotive Experience- Designs and manufactures interior systems and products for passenger cars and light trucks, including vans, pick-up trucks and sport/crossover utility vehicles.






















Power Solutions-  Services both automotive original equipment manufacturers and the battery aftermarket by providing advanced battery technology, coupled with systems engineering, marketing and service expertise.





















  (2)  The fourth quarter reported segment income numbers include transaction/integration/separation costs and other non-recurring/unusual items.  The pre-tax impacts are reported as follows:




















 Building Efficiency 


 Automotive Experience 


 Power Solutions 


 Consolidated JCI 



2015


2014 (Revised)


2015


2014 (Revised)


2015


2014 (Revised)


2015


2014 (Revised)


Segment income, as reported

$   340


$              320


$   370


$            237


$         340


$         320


$       1,050


$         877



















Non-recurring/unusual items:

















  Transaction/integration/separation costs

11


11


23


8


-


-


34


19


  Pension settlement loss

-


4


-


6


-


5


-


15


  Gain on business divestiture

-


-


(145)


-


-


-


(145)


-



















Segment income, excluding non-recurring/unusual items

$   351


$              335


$   248


$            251


$         340


$         325


$         939


$         911


















  (3)  The year-to-date reported segment income numbers include transaction/integration/separation costs and other non-recurring/unusual items.  The pre-tax impacts are reported as follows:




















 Building Efficiency 


 Automotive Experience 


 Power Solutions 


 Consolidated JCI 



2015


2014 (Revised)


2015


2014 (Revised)


2015


2014 (Revised)


2015


2014 (Revised)


Segment income, as reported

$   923


$              817


$1,182


$            852


$       1,153


$       1,052


$       3,258


$       2,721



















Non-recurring/unusual items:

















  Transaction/integration/separation costs

37


31


54


8


-


-


91


39


  Pension settlement loss

-


4


-


6


-


5


-


15


  (Gain) loss on business divestiture

-


-


(145)


95


-


-


(145)


95



















Segment income, excluding non-recurring/unusual items

$   960


$              852


$1,091


$            961


$       1,153


$       1,057


$       3,204


$       2,870



































2.  Earnings Per Share Reconciliation



















A reconciliation of earnings per share, as reported, to earnings per share, excluding non-recurring/unusual items and transaction/integration/separation costs, for the respective quarters and year-to-date periods is shown below:






















 Net Income Attributable to JCI 


 Net Income Attributable to JCI from Continuing Operations 











Three Months Ended


Three Months Ended











September 30,


September 30,











2015


2014 (Revised)


2015


2014 (Revised)











(unaudited)


(unaudited)



























Earnings per share, as reported

$  0.53


$             0.46


$      -


$           0.49



























Non-recurring/unusual items, net of tax:

















  Mark to market for pension and 

















    postretirement plans/settlement losses

0.39


0.32


0.39


0.28










  Transaction/integration/separation costs

0.10


0.03


0.04


0.02










  Gain on business divestitures

(1.04)


-


(0.06)


-










  Restructuring and impairment costs

0.47


0.20


0.47


0.20










  Discrete tax items

0.61


0.03


0.19


(0.03)



























Earnings per share, excluding non-recurring/unusual items*

$  1.07


$             1.04


$  1.04


$           0.97




























 Net Income Attributable to JCI 


 Net Income Attributable to JCI from Continuing Operations 











Twelve Months Ended


Twelve Months Ended











September 30,


September 30,











2015


2014 (Revised)


2015


2014 (Revised)











(unaudited)


(unaudited)



























Earnings per share, as reported

$  2.36


$             1.80


$  2.18


$           2.08



























Non-recurring/unusual items, net of tax:

















  Mark to market for pension and 

















    postretirement plans/settlement losses

0.39


0.32


0.39


0.28










  Transaction/integration/separation costs

0.22


0.05


0.12


0.05










  (Gain) loss on business divestitures

(1.22)


0.34


(0.06)


0.20










  Restructuring and impairment costs

0.47


0.42


0.47


0.42










  Discrete tax items

1.35


0.29


0.33


(0.03)



























Earnings per share, excluding non-recurring/unusual items*

$  3.58


$             3.24


$  3.42


$           3.00



























* May not sum due to rounding.

































 3.  Mark to Market Pension and Postretirement Plans























The pension and postretirement mark to market gain or loss for each period is treated as a non-recurring/unusual item.  The fiscal 2015 fourth quarter includes a mark to market charge for pension and postretirement plans of $422 million.  The fiscal 2014 fourth quarter includes a mark to market charge and settlement loss for pension and postretirement plans of $252 million in continuing operations and $38 million in discontinued operations.






























 4.  Divestitures

































On September 1, 2015, the Company completed the sale of its Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) business to CBRE Group, Inc. for $1.4 billion and recorded a net gain of $940 million ($643 million after tax) within discontinued operations.  The GWS business met the criteria to be classified as a discontinued operation and the condensed consolidated statements of income have been revised for all periods presented.  The GWS business is included within assets held for sale and liabilities held for sale in the accompanying condensed consolidated statement of financial position as of September 30, 2014.  






















On July 2, 2015, the Company completed its global automotive interiors joint venture with Yanfeng Automotive Trim Systems.  The Company holds a 30 percent equity interest in the joint venture.  The majority of the Automotive Interiors business is included within assets held for sale and liabilities held for sale in the accompanying condensed consolidated statement of financial position as of September 30, 2014.  The Company recorded a net gain of $145 million ($38 million after tax) related to the Interiors business divestiture.






















 5. Restructuring

































The fiscal 2015 fourth quarter includes restructuring and impairment costs of $397 million related to cost reduction initiatives in the Automotive Experience, Building Efficiency and Power Solutions businesses and at Corporate. The costs consist primarily of workforce reductions, plant closures and asset impairments.  The fiscal 2014 fourth quarter includes restructuring and impairment costs of $162 million related primarily to cost reduction initiatives in the Building Efficiency business. The costs consist primarily of workforce reductions and a goodwill impairment charge of $47 million related to Building Efficiency. 






















 6. Income Taxes

































The Company's effective tax rate from continuing operations before consideration of discrete tax items, business divestitures, restructuring and impairment costs, transaction/integration/separation costs and other non-recurring items for the fourth quarter and year ending September 30, 2015 and 2014 is approximately 19 percent.






















 7. Share Repurchase Program

































In November 2013, the Company's Board of Directors authorized a $3 billion increase in the share repurchase program bringing the total authorized amount under the repurchase program to $3.65 billion.  The share repurchase program does not have an expiration date and may be amended or terminated by the Board of Directors at any time without prior notice.  During fiscal 2015, the Company has repurchased approximately $1.362 billion of its shares.






















 8. Earnings Per Share

































The following table reconciles the numerators and denominators used to calculate basic and diluted earnings per share (in millions): 


























Three Months Ended


Twelve Months Ended











September 30,


September 30,











2015


2014 (Revised)


2015


2014 (Revised)











(unaudited)


(unaudited)










Income Available to Common Shareholders


































Income from continuing operations

$       3


$              331


$1,439


$         1,404










Income (loss) from discontinued operations

346


(22)


124


(189)










Basic and diluted income available to common shareholders

$   349


$              309


$1,563


$         1,215



























Weighted Average Shares Outstanding

















Basic weighted average shares outstanding

650.2


665.3


655.2


666.9










Effect of dilutive securities:

















     Stock options and unvested restricted stock

5.0


7.7


6.3


7.9










Diluted weighted average shares outstanding

655.2


673.0


661.5


674.8









 

SOURCE Johnson Controls, Inc.

Share On
Share