• Net sales up 17% versus first quarter 2023; organic sales up 2%
  • GAAP EPS of $0.29 and adjusted EPS of $0.62
  • GAAP operating margin down 240 bps year over year; adjusted operating margin expanded 280 bps
  • Maintaining full year 2024 adjusted EPS guidance range despite additional $0.05 headwind from the earlier timing of business exits
  • Increasing full year 2024 adjusted operating margin guidance to ~15.5%
  • Expect to resume share repurchases in 2024

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., April 25, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Carrier Global Corporation (NYSE:CARR), global leader in intelligent climate and energy solutions, today reported strong financial results for the first quarter of 2024 and reaffirmed its full year earnings guidance despite the expected earlier timing of business exits compared to guidance provided in February. 

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"We continue to perform while transforming. We expanded adjusted operating margins by 280 basis points driven by very strong productivity while continuing to invest in our future," said Carrier Chairman & CEO David Gitlin. "We closed on Viessmann Climate Solutions at the beginning of the year, which will be transformational for Carrier and the industry. We are focused on capitalizing on the long-term secular sustainability trends, outperforming the market, and achieving and accelerating revenue and cost synergies. The business exits are also on track as we are within months of closing on three of our four transactions and are making significant progress on completing the fourth. We now expect to resume share repurchases in 2024 as the net proceeds from the announced transactions help us return to ~2x net leverage this year."

First Quarter 2024 Results

Carrier's first quarter sales of $6.2 billion were up 17% compared to the prior year including 2% organic growth and approximately 16% contribution from the acquisition of Viessmann Climate Solutions offset by about 1% from divestitures. Organic sales in the HVAC segment were up 2%. HVAC sales in the Americas were up mid-single-digits driven by continued strength in commercial and light commercial HVAC both of which were up approximately 20%, partially offset by residential HVAC which was down low-single-digits. HVAC organic sales in EMEA were down 10% with commercial HVAC up around 10% which was more than offset by a significant decline in EMEA residential and light commercial. These organic figures exclude the contribution of Viessmann Climate Solutions which was down 12% year-over-year in the quarter, more than half of which was driven by lower solar PV sales. HVAC sales in Asia Pacific were flat with strong growth in China offset by lower sales in Japan as we continue to improve our mix in that country. Refrigeration sales were down 2% organically driven by North America truck and trailer and commercial refrigeration, mostly offset by over 50% growth in container. Fire and Security showed broad-based growth and sales were up 7% organically in the quarter with commercial and residential fire up mid-single digits. 

GAAP operating profit in the quarter of $500 million was down 10% from last year primarily due to acquisition costs and the amortization expense of acquired intangible assets, which more than offset the addition of Viessmann Climate Solutions. Adjusted operating profit of $927 million was up 44%, mostly driven by strong productivity and the contribution from Viessmann Climate Solutions.

Net income was $269 million and adjusted net income was $565 million. GAAP EPS was $0.29 and adjusted EPS was $0.62. Net cash flows generated in operating activities were $40 million and capital expenditures were $104 million, resulting in a free cash outflow of $64 million. The outflow was consistent with Carrier's seasonal working capital pattern.

Full-Year 2024 Guidance**

Carrier updated the following guidance for 2024, which includes Access Solutions, Commercial Refrigeration, and Industrial Fire for half a year:


Current Guidance

Prior Guidance

Sales

~$26B

Organic* up MSD

FX 0%

Acquisitions +18%

Divestitures (6%)

~$26.5B

Organic* up MSD

FX 0%

Acquisitions +20%

Divestitures (5%)




Adjusted Operating Margin*

~15.5%

15.0% - 15.5%




Adjusted EPS*

$2.80 - $2.90

$2.80 - $2.90




Free Cash Flow*

~$0.4B

Includes ~$2B of expected tax payments
on the gains from the announced
business exits, restructuring, and
transaction-related costs

~$0.7B

Includes ~$1.7B of expected tax
payments on the gains from the
announced business exits, restructuring,
and transaction-related costs


*Note: When the company provides expectations for organic sales, adjusted operating profit, adjusted operating margin, adjusted EPS and free cash flow on a forward-looking basis, a reconciliation of the differences between the non-GAAP expectations and the corresponding GAAP measures generally is not available without unreasonable effort. See "Use and Definitions of Non-GAAP Financial Measures" below for additional information.

**As of April 25, 2024

Conference Call

Carrier will host a webcast of its earnings conference call today, Thursday, April 25, 2024, at 7:30 a.m. ET. To access the webcast, visit the Events & Presentations section of the Carrier Investor Relations site at ir.carrier.com/news-and-events/events-and-presentations or to listen to the earnings call by phone, participants must pre-register at Carrier Earnings Call Registration. All registrants will receive dial-in information and a PIN allowing access to the live call.

Cautionary Statement

This communication contains statements which, to the extent they are not statements of historical or present fact, constitute "forward-looking statements" under the securities laws. These forward-looking statements are intended to provide management's current expectations or plans for Carrier's future operating and financial performance, based on assumptions currently believed to be valid. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as "believe," "expect," "expectations," "plans," "strategy," "prospects," "estimate," "project," "target," "anticipate," "will," "should," "see," "guidance," "outlook," "confident," "scenario" and other words of similar meaning in connection with a discussion of future operating or financial performance. Forward-looking statements may include, among other things, statements relating to future sales, earnings, cash flow, results of operations, uses of cash, share repurchases, tax rates and other measures of financial performance or potential future plans, strategies or transactions of Carrier, our portfolio transformation and the use of the anticipated proceeds thereof, potential future investments, Carrier's plans with respect to its indebtedness and other statements that are not historical facts. All forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. For additional information on identifying factors that may cause actual results to vary materially from those stated in forward-looking statements, see Carrier's reports on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K filed with or furnished to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it is made, and Carrier assumes no obligation to update or revise such statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.

About Carrier

Carrier Global Corporation, global leader in intelligent climate and energy solutions, is committed to creating solutions that matter for people and our planet for generations to come. From the beginning, we've led in inventing new technologies and entirely new industries. Today, we continue to lead because we have a world-class, diverse workforce that puts the customer at the center of everything we do. For more information, visit corporate.carrier.com or follow Carrier on social media at @Carrier.

CARR-IR

Contact:

Investor Relations


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561-365-2251


Sam.Pearlstein@Carrier.com 




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SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA, NON-GAAP MEASURES AND DEFINITIONS

Following are tables that present selected financial data of Carrier Global Corporation ("Carrier"). Also included are reconciliations of non-GAAP measures to their most comparable GAAP measures.

Use and Definitions of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Carrier Global Corporation ("Carrier") reports its financial results in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("GAAP"). We supplement the reporting of our financial information determined under GAAP with certain non-GAAP financial information. The non-GAAP information presented provides investors with additional useful information, but should not be considered in isolation or as substitutes for the related GAAP measures. Moreover, other companies may define non-GAAP measures differently, which limits the usefulness of these measures for comparisons with such other companies. We encourage investors to review our financial statements and publicly filed reports in their entirety and not to rely on any single financial measure. A reconciliation of the non-GAAP measures to the corresponding amounts prepared in accordance with GAAP appears in the tables in this Appendix. The tables provide additional information as to the items and amounts that have been excluded from the adjusted measures.

Organic sales, adjusted operating profit, adjusted operating margin, incremental margins / earnings conversion, earnings before interest, taxes and depreciation and amortization ("EBITDA"), adjusted EBITDA, adjusted net income, adjusted earnings per share ("EPS"), adjusted interest expense, net, adjusted effective tax rate and net debt are non-GAAP financial measures.

Organic sales represents consolidated net sales (a GAAP measure), excluding the impact of foreign currency translation, acquisitions and divestitures completed in the preceding twelve months and other significant items of a nonoperational nature (hereinafter referred to as "other significant items"). Adjusted operating profit represents operating profit (a GAAP measure), excluding restructuring costs, amortization of acquired intangibles and other significant items. Adjusted operating margin represents adjusted operating profit as a percentage of net sales (a GAAP measure). Incremental margins / earnings conversion represents the year-over-year change in adjusted operating profit divided by the year-over-year change in net sales. EBITDA represents net income attributable to common shareholders (a GAAP measure), adjusted for interest income and expense, income tax expense, and depreciation and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA represents EBITDA, as calculated above, excluding non-service pension benefit, non-controlling interest in subsidiaries' earnings from operations, restructuring costs and other significant items. Adjusted net income represents net income attributable to common shareowners (a GAAP measure), excluding restructuring costs, amortization of acquired intangibles and other significant items. Adjusted EPS represents diluted earnings per share (a GAAP measure), excluding restructuring costs, amortization of acquired intangibles and other significant items. Adjusted interest expense, net represents interest expense (a GAAP measure) and interest income (a GAAP measure), net excluding other significant items. The adjusted effective tax rate represents the effective tax rate (a GAAP measure), excluding restructuring costs, amortization of acquired intangibles and other significant items. Net debt represents long-term debt (a GAAP measure) less cash and cash equivalents (a GAAP measure). For the business segments, when applicable, adjustments of operating profit and operating margins represent operating profit, excluding restructuring, amortization of acquired intangibles and other significant items.

Free cash flow is a non-GAAP financial measure that represents net cash flows provided by operating activities (a GAAP measure) less capital expenditures. Management believes free cash flow is a useful measure of liquidity and an additional basis for assessing Carrier's ability to fund its activities, including the financing of acquisitions, debt service, repurchases of Carrier's common stock and distribution of earnings to shareowners.

Orders are contractual commitments with customers to provide specified goods or services for an agreed upon price and may not be subject to penalty if cancelled.

When we provide our expectations for organic sales, adjusted operating profit, adjusted operating margin, adjusted interest expense, net, adjusted effective tax rate, incremental margins/earnings conversion, EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EPS and free cash flow on a forward-looking basis, a reconciliation of the differences between the non-GAAP expectations and the corresponding GAAP measures (expected net sales, operating profit, operating margin, interest expense, effective tax rate, incremental operating margin, net income attributable to common shareowners, diluted EPS and net cash flows provided by operating activities) generally is not available without unreasonable effort due to potentially high variability, complexity and low visibility as to the items that would be excluded from the GAAP measure in the relevant future period, such as unusual gains and losses, the ultimate outcome of pending litigation, fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates, the impact and timing of potential acquisitions and divestitures, future restructuring costs, and other structural changes or their probable significance. The variability of the excluded items may have a significant, and potentially unpredictable, impact on our future GAAP results.

Carrier Global Corporation

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations




(Unaudited)



 Three Months Ended
March 31,

(In millions, except per share amounts)


2024


2023

Net sales





Product sales


$           5,542


$           4,686

Service sales


640


587

Total Net sales


6,182


5,273

Costs and expenses





Cost of products sold


(3,998)


(3,458)

Cost of services sold


(479)


(437)

Research and development


(224)


(139)

Selling, general and administrative


(985)


(721)

Total Costs and expenses


(5,686)


(4,755)

Equity method investment net earnings


31


44

Other income (expense), net


(27)


(7)

Operating profit


500


555

Interest (expense) income, net


(165)


(46)

Income from operations before income taxes


335


509

Income tax (expense) benefit


(46)


(122)

Net income from operations


289


387

Less: Non-controlling interest in subsidiaries' earnings from operations


20


14

Net income attributable to common shareowners


$              269


$              373






Earnings per share





Basic


$             0.30


$             0.45

Diluted


$             0.29


$             0.44

Weighted-average number of shares outstanding





Basic


899.2


835.0

Diluted


913.0


852.2

 

Carrier Global Corporation

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet




(Unaudited)

(In millions)


March 31, 2024


December 31, 2023

Assets





Cash and cash equivalents


$                   1,313


$                    10,015

Accounts receivable, net


3,156


2,481

Contract assets, current


320


306

Inventories, net


3,189


2,217

Assets held for sale, current


3,169


3,314

Other assets, current


568


447

Total current assets


11,715


18,780

Future income tax benefits


823


739

Fixed assets, net


3,179


2,293

Operating lease right-of-use assets


633


491

Intangible assets, net


7,351


1,028

Goodwill


15,366


7,989

Pension and post-retirement assets


78


32

Equity method investments


1,155


1,140

Other assets


510


330

Total Assets


$                 40,810


$                    32,822






Liabilities and Equity





Accounts payable


$                   3,074


$                      2,742

Accrued liabilities


2,994


2,811

Contract liabilities, current


501


425

Liabilities held for sale, current


820


862

Current portion of long-term debt


1,248


51

Total current liabilities


8,637


6,891

Long-term debt


15,647


14,242

Future pension and post-retirement obligations     


259


155

Future income tax obligations


2,272


535

Operating lease liabilities


505


391

Other long-term liabilities


1,584


1,603

Total Liabilities


28,904


23,817






Equity





Common stock


9


9

Treasury stock


(1,972)


(1,972)

Additional paid-in capital


8,536


5,535

Retained earnings


6,860


6,591

Accumulated other comprehensive loss


(1,872)


(1,486)

Non-controlling interest


345


328

Total Equity


11,906


9,005

Total Liabilities and Equity


$                 40,810


$                    32,822

 

Carrier Global Corporation

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows



(Unaudited)



Three Months Ended
March 31,

(In millions)


2024


2023

Operating Activities





Net income from operations


$              289


$              387

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash flows from operating activities:





Depreciation and amortization


314


136

Deferred income tax provision


(123)


(24)

Stock-based compensation costs


22


22

Equity method investment net earnings


(31)


(44)

(Gain) loss on sale of investments / deconsolidation



(16)

Changes in operating assets and liabilities





Accounts receivable, net


(205)


(157)

Contract assets, current


(33)


(28)

Inventories, net


(72)


(126)

Other assets, current


(52)


(60)

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities


(195)


(25)

Contract liabilities, current


(18)


64

Defined benefit plan contributions


(6)


(6)

Distributions from equity method investments


7


3

Other operating activities, net


143


(6)

Net cash flows provided by (used in) operating activities


40


120

Investing Activities





Capital expenditures


(104)


(70)

Investments in businesses, net of cash acquired


(10,772)


(52)

Disposition of businesses



35

Settlement of derivative contracts, net


(209)


(18)

Other investing activities, net


4


5

Net cash flows provided by (used in) investing activities


(11,081)


(100)

Financing Activities





Increase (decrease) in short-term borrowings, net


19


10

Issuance of long-term debt


2,548


5

Repayment of long-term debt


(5)


(2)

Repurchases of common stock



(62)

Dividends paid on common stock


(159)


(154)

Dividends paid to non-controlling interest


(2)


Other financing activities, net


(22)


(10)

Net cash flows provided by (used in) financing activities


2,379


(213)

Effect of foreign exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents


(68)


20

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash, including cash classified
in current assets held for sale


(8,730)


(173)

Less: Change in cash balances classified as assets held for sale


(30)


Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash


(8,700)


(173)

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, beginning of period


10,017


3,527

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, end of period


1,317


3,354

Less: restricted cash


4


7

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period


$           1,313


$           3,347

 

Carrier Global Corporation

Segment Net Sales and Operating Profit



(Unaudited)


 Three Months Ended March 31,


2024


2023

(In millions)

Reported


Adjusted


Reported


Adjusted

Net sales








HVAC

$    4,541


$    4,541


$    3,622


$    3,622

Refrigeration

884


884


898


898

Fire & Security

887


887


869


869

Segment sales

6,312


6,312


5,389


5,389

Eliminations and other

(130)


(130)


(116)


(116)

Net sales

$    6,182


$    6,182


$    5,273


$    5,273









Operating profit








HVAC

$       429


$    720


$       435


$       490

Refrigeration

97


99


108


111

Fire & Security

153


164


93


108

Segment operating profit

679


983


636


709

Eliminations and other

(75)


(34)


(38)


(36)

General corporate expenses     

(104)


(22)


(43)


(31)

Operating profit

$       500


$    927


$       555


$       642









Operating  margin







HVAC

9.4 %


15.9 %


12.0 %


13.5 %

Refrigeration

11.0 %


11.2 %


12.0 %


12.4 %

Fire & Security

17.2 %


18.5 %


10.7 %


12.4 %

Total Carrier

8.1 %


15.0 %


10.5 %


12.2 %

 

Carrier Global Corporation

Reconciliation of Reported (GAAP) to Adjusted (Non-GAAP)

Operating Profit



(Unaudited)


Three Months Ended March 31, 2024

(In millions)

HVAC


Refrigeration


Fire &
Security


Eliminations
and Other


General
Corporate
Expenses


Carrier

Net sales

$      4,541


$            884


$         887


$            (130)


$                —


$      6,182













Segment operating profit

$         429


$              97


$         153


$              (75)


$            (104)


$         500

Reported operating margin

9.4 %


11.0 %


17.2 %






8.1 %













Adjustments to segment operating profit:












Restructuring costs

$             7


$              —


$             7


$                  1


$                —


$           15

Amortization of acquired intangibles

172






172

Acquisition step-up amortization (1)

111






111

Acquisition/divestiture-related costs

1


2


4



82


89

Viessmann-related hedges




86



86

Gain on liability adjustment (2)




(46)



(46)

Total adjustments to operating profit

$         291


$                2


$           11


$                41


$                82


$         427













Adjusted operating profit

$         720


$              99


$         164


$              (34)


$              (22)


$         927

Adjusted operating margin

15.9 %


11.2 %


18.5 %






15.0 %




(Unaudited)


Three Months Ended March 31, 2023

(In millions)

HVAC


Refrigeration


Fire &
Security


Eliminations
and Other


General
Corporate
Expenses


Carrier

Net sales

$      3,622


$            898


$         869


$            (116)


$                —


$       5,273













Segment operating profit

$         435


$            108


$           93


$              (38)


$              (43)


$          555

Reported operating margin

12.0 %


12.0 %


10.7 %






10.5 %













Adjustments to segment operating profit:     












Restructuring costs

$           (1)


$                3


$           13


$                  2


$                —


$            17

Amortization of acquired intangibles

37



2




39

Acquisition step-up amortization (1)

11






11

Acquisition/divestiture-related costs





12


12

TCC acquisition-related gain (3)

8






8

Total adjustments to operating profit

$           55


$                3


$           15


$                  2


$                12


$            87













Adjusted operating profit

$         490


$            111


$         108


$              (36)


$              (31)


$          642

Adjusted operating margin

13.5 %


12.4 %


12.4 %






12.2 %


(1) Amortization of the step-up to fair value of acquired inventory and backlog.

(2) Gain associated with an adjustment to our tax-related liability owed to UTC.

(3) The carrying value of our previously held TCC equity investments were recognized at fair value at the TCC acquisition date.

 

Carrier Global Corporation

Reconciliation of Reported (GAAP) to Adjusted (Non-GAAP) Results

Net Income, Earnings Per Share and Effective Tax Rate



(Unaudited)


Three Months Ended March 31, 2024

(In millions, except per share amounts)

Reported


Adjustments


Adjusted

Net sales

$       6,182


$              —


$       6,182







Operating profit

$          500


427

a

$          927

Operating margin

8.1 %




15.0 %







Income from operations before income taxes

$          335


427

a

$          762

Income tax expense

$           (46)


(131)

c

$         (177)

Effective tax rate

13.7 %




23.2 %







Net income attributable to common shareowners     

$          269


$            296


$          565







Summary of Adjustments:






Restructuring costs



$              15

a


Amortization of acquired intangibles



172

a


Acquisition step-up amortization (1)



111

a


Acquisition/divestiture-related costs



89

a


Viessmann-related hedges



86

a


Gain on liability adjustment (2)



(46)

a


Total adjustments



$            427









Tax effect on adjustments above



$            (96)



Tax specific adjustments



(35)



Total tax adjustments



$          (131)

c








Shares outstanding - Diluted

913.0




913.0







Earnings per share - Diluted

$         0.29




$         0.62


(1) Amortization of the step-up to fair value of acquired inventory and backlog.

(2) Gain associated with an adjustment to our tax-related liability owed to UTC.

 

Carrier Global Corporation

Reconciliation of Reported (GAAP) to Adjusted (Non-GAAP) Results

Net Income, Earnings Per Share and Effective Tax Rate



(Unaudited)


Three Months Ended March 31, 2023

(In millions, except per share amounts)

Reported


Adjustments


Adjusted

Net sales

$    5,273


$                —


$       5,273







Operating profit

$       555


87

a

$          642

Operating margin

10.5 %




12.2 %







Income from operations before income taxes

$       509


87

a

$          596

Income tax expense

$      (122)


(18)

c

$         (140)

Effective tax rate

24.0 %




23.5 %







Net income attributable to common shareowners     

$       373


$                69


$          442







Summary of Adjustments:






Restructuring costs



$                17

a


Amortization of acquired intangibles



39

a


Acquisition step-up amortization (1)



11

a


Acquisition/divestiture-related costs



12

a


TCC acquisition-related gain (2)



8

a


Total adjustments



$                87









Tax effect on adjustments above



$              (18)



Total tax adjustments



$              (18)

c








Shares outstanding - Diluted

852.2




852.2







Earnings per share - Diluted

$      0.44




$         0.52


(1) Amortization of the step-up to fair value of acquired inventory and backlog.

(2) The carrying value of our previously held TCC equity investments were recognized at fair value at the TCC acquisition date.

 

Carrier Global Corporation

Reconciliation of Reported (GAAP) to Adjusted (Non-GAAP) Results


Components of Changes in Net Sales


Three Months Ended March 31, 2024 Compared with Three Months Ended March 31, 2023


(Unaudited)


Factors Contributing to Total % change in Net Sales


Organic


FX
Translation


Acquisitions /
Divestitures, net


Other


Total

HVAC

2 %


(1) %


24 %


— %


25 %

Refrigeration

(2) %


— %


— %


— %


(2) %

Fire & Security

7 %


— %


(5) %


— %


2 %

Consolidated

2 %


— %


15 %


— %


17 %

 

Historical Amounts of Amortization of Acquired Intangibles




(Unaudited)



Q1


Q2


Q3


Q4


FY


Q1

(In millions)


2023


2023


2023


2023


2023


2024

HVAC


$           37


$           36


$           35


$           35


$         143


$         172

Fire & Security


2


2


2



6


Total Carrier


39


38


37


35


149


172

Associated tax effect


(12)


(11)


(11)


(11)


(45)


(46)

Net impact to adjusted results


$           27


$           27


$           26


$           24


$         104


$         126

 

Free Cash Flow Reconciliation




(Unaudited)



Q1


Q2


Q3


Q4


FY


Q1

(In millions)


2023


2023


2023


2023


2023


2024

Net cash flows provided by (used in) operating activities


$         120


$         384


$      1,041


$      1,062


$      2,607


$           40

Less: Capital expenditures


70


74


92


233


469


104

Free cash flow


$           50


$         310


$         949


$         829


$      2,138


$         (64)

 

Net Debt Reconciliation




(Unaudited)

(In millions)


March 31, 2024


December 31, 2023

Long-term debt


$                     15,647


$                     14,242

Current portion of long-term debt


1,248


51

Less: Cash and cash equivalents


1,313


10,015

Net debt


$                     15,582


$                       4,278

 

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