AMETEK Announces First Quarter Results and Raises 2023 Guidance


BERWYN, PA — AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE: AME) recently announced its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2023.

AMETEK’s first quarter 2023 sales were $1.60 billion, a 10% increase over the first quarter of 2022, with organic sales growth of 9%. Operating income increased 15% to a record $405.5 million and operating margins were a record 25.4%, up 120 basis points from first quarter 2022 margins. Operating cash flow was a record $386.5 million, up 92% versus the prior year.

On a GAAP basis, first quarter earnings per diluted share were $1.32. Adjusted earnings in the quarter were $1.49 per diluted share, up 12% from the first quarter of 2022. Adjusted earnings adds back non-cash, after-tax, acquisition-related intangible amortization of $0.17 per diluted share. A reconciliation of reported GAAP results to adjusted results is included in the financial tables accompanying this release and on the AMETEK website.

“AMETEK’s first quarter performance was exceptional,” said David A. Zapico, AMETEK Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Strong organic sales growth coupled with our focus on operational excellence, resulted in record operating profit, robust margin expansion and outstanding free cash flow. Moreover, demand remains strong resulting in solid orders growth in the quarter and a record backlog. Given this outstanding performance, we are raising our sales and earnings guidance for the full year.”

Electronic Instruments Group (EIG)
EIG sales in the first quarter were $1.12 billion, up 13% from the same quarter in 2022. EIG’s operating income in the quarter increased 27% to a record $309.7 million and operating income margins were 27.7%, an increase of 290 basis points compared to the first quarter of 2022.

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“EIG delivered tremendous results in the first quarter with strong sales growth and exceptional operating performance resulting in sizeable operating profit growth and margin expansion,” stated Mr. Zapico. “EIG’s sales growth was driven by broad-based organic sales growth and the contributions from recent acquisitions, while the operating performance reflects the quality of our differentiated businesses and the strength of our operating capabilities.”

Electromechanical Group (EMG)
EMG sales in the first quarter were $479.9 million, up 2% from the first quarter in 2022. EMG’s first quarter operating income was $120.5 million and operating income margins were 25.1% in the quarter.

“EMG’s first quarter results demonstrated continued strong sales growth and operating performance, resulting in solid core margin expansion in the quarter,” stated Mr. Zapico. “We also added to our differentiated automation platform with the acquisition of Bison Gear & Engineering in the first quarter.”

2023 Outlook
“I am pleased with AMETEK’s results in the first quarter. Our businesses are performing at a very high level and delivering exceptional results. We remain well positioned given our record backlog, our leadership positions across attractive niche markets, and the proven strength of the AMETEK Growth Model.  Additionally, our balance sheet and strong cash flows provide us with meaningful capital to deploy on strategic acquisitions,” stated Mr. Zapico.

“For 2023, we now expect overall sales to be up mid to high single digits compared to 2022. Adjusted diluted earnings per share are now expected to be in the range of $5.96 to $6.10, an increase of 5% to 7% over the comparable basis for 2022. This is an increase from our previous guidance range of $5.84 to $6.00 per diluted share,” he added.

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“We expect overall sales in the second quarter to be up mid to high single digits on a percentage basis versus the prior year. Second quarter adjusted earnings per diluted share are anticipated to be in the range of $1.49 to $1.51, up 8% to 9% compared to the second quarter of 2022,” concluded Mr. Zapico.

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