IDEX Reports First Quarter Results

News Release
April 26, 2023

(All comparisons against the first quarter of 2022 unless otherwise noted)

First Quarter 2023 Highlights

Record sales of $845 million, up 13% overall and 6% organically
Reported EPS of $1.84, up 1% and adjusted EPS of $2.09, up 7%
Strong operating cash flow of $148 million, up 86%; free cash flow of $121 million, up 91%
Reached agreement in April 2023 to purchase Iridian Spectral Technologies

NORTHBROOK, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Apr. 26, 2023– IDEX Corporation (NYSE: IEX) today announced its financial results for the three month period ended March 31, 2023.

“IDEX delivered strong results in the first quarter,” said Eric D. Ashleman, IDEX Corporation Chief Executive Officer and President. “We achieved record sales with positive organic growth across all three of our segments, earnings per share above the high end of our guidance, and strong free cash flow. Strength in our Fluid & Metering Technologies and our Fire & Safety / Diversified Products businesses provided near-term mitigation against the impacts of the anticipated inventory correction experienced within our Health & Science Technologies businesses.”

“As we progressed through the quarter, customers across our Health & Science Technologies segment indicated a larger, more prolonged inventory correction than previously communicated. End market demand is still positive, but we believe our customers have sufficient inventory of our critical components to support that demand. With the revised 2023 revenue growth outlook for Health & Science Technologies now negative, we have proactively executed targeted cost reductions to offset a portion of this pressure. Based on our current outlook, we are lowering our full year 2023 adjusted EPS guidance to $8.25 to $8.55 per share.”

“The markets served by our Health & Science Technologies businesses have strong fundamental secular growth trends. We remain well-positioned, solving difficult problems with customers on the cutting edge of new technologies, and our organic and inorganic pipeline supports our aspirations to deliver outstanding business performance.” Ashleman continued, “We continue to execute on our strong M&A strategy and are excited to announce our intent to acquire Iridian Spectral Technologies for 150 million Canadian dollars. This highly strategic asset brings capabilities that expand our optical filters portfolio serving the space, life science and telecommunications markets. We expect this transaction to close in the second quarter, subject to customary closing conditions.”

2023 Outlook

Full year 2023 organic sales growth is projected to be 0 to 3 percent over the prior year period, with GAAP EPS of $7.30 to $7.60 (adjusted EPS of $8.25 to $8.55).

Second quarter 2023 organic sales growth is projected to be approximately 3 percent, with GAAP EPS of $1.86 to $1.89 (adjusted EPS of $2.10 to $2.13).

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