Otis Reports Second Quarter 2020 Results
Otis Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: OTIS) reported second quarter 2020 net sales of $3.0 billion, a decrease of 6.5% organically versus the prior year. Second quarter GAAP and adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) decreased 26.8% to $0.52 and 5.1% to $0.56, respectively.
– 2Q20 net sales down 9.6%; organic sales down 6.5%
– 2Q20 GAAP operating profit down $65 million with 70 basis points of margin contraction
– 2Q20 adjusted operating profit down $39 million with 30 basis points of margin expansion
– 2Q20 New Equipment orders down 6.8%; backlog up 2% at constant currency
– 2Q20 GAAP cash flow from operations of $664 million; free cash flow of $628 million
– Improved full year organic sales, adjusted operating profit, adjusted EPS and free cash flow outlook*
Second quarter net sales of $3.0 billion decreased 9.6% versus the prior year, with a 6.5% decline in organic sales, 2.6% headwind from foreign exchange and 0.5% impact from divestitures. Sales declined in both the New Equipment and Service segments primarily driven by the impact of COVID-19.
Second quarter GAAP operating profit of $416 million decreased $65 million from the prior year driven by segment operating profit decline of $66 million primarily from lower volume, incremental public company standalone costs and higher restructuring costs. GAAP operating profit margin contracted 70 basis points to 13.7%.
Adjusted operating profit of $457 million decreased $39 million with a $24 million decline at constant currency. Operating profit decline at constant currency was driven by a reduction of $46 million in the New Equipment segment, partially offset by operating profit growth of $14 million in the Service segment, lower corporate costs and the absence of unfavorable transactional foreign exchange impact from the prior year. Adjusted operating profit margin expanded 30 basis points to 15.1%, with continued margin expansion in the Service segment.
GAAP EPS of $0.52 decreased $0.19, driven by the decline in operating profit and higher interest expense. Adjusted EPS of $0.56 decreased $0.03, driven by adjusted operating profit decline partially offset by lower noncontrolling interest and a lower adjusted tax rate.
First half net sales declined 7.1% versus the prior year, with a 4.4% decline in organic sales and 2.7% headwind from foreign exchange and the impact from divestitures. GAAP operating profit decreased $151 million, with margin contraction of 150 basis points primarily due to higher separation costs, incremental public company standalone costs and a one-time charge taken in the first quarter. Adjusted operating profit increased $3 million at constant currency and margin expanded 80 basis points driven by strong performance in the Service segment.