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ESCO Announces Second Quarter Fiscal 2020 Results and Provides Covid-19 Business Update

St. Louis, May 06, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE: ESE) (ESCO, or the Company) today reported its operating results for the second quarter ended March 31, 2020 (Q2 2020) compared to the second quarter ended March 31, 2019 (Q2 2019), and provided a COVID-19 update.

COVID-19 Update

Vic Richey, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “The COVID-19 global pandemic has created significant and unprecedented challenges, and during these highly uncertain times, our top priority remains the health and safety of our employees, customers and suppliers, thereby securing the financial well-being of the Company and supporting business continuity.

 “Over the past few months, we have implemented significant actions in an effort to ensure our employees around the world have the necessary personal safety and protection measures in place to allow our businesses to continue operating with as little disruption as possible. Our businesses have been deemed essential and remain operational, supplying our customers with vital and necessary products.

“We are fortunate to have a deep and experienced leadership team that has managed through multiple downturns in the past. Coupled with our strong balance sheet and significant financial liquidity, I’m confident that we can effectively manage through this pandemic. ESCO has faced and overcome many challenges in our 30-year history and our goal is to emerge from this extraordinary challenge as an even stronger company.

“Given our diverse portfolio of strong, durable businesses serving non-discretionary end-markets, the strength and resilience of our business model positions us to continue to support our long-term outlook.

“We have taken decisive actions to enhance our strong financial condition, while continuing to execute our long-term strategy for profitable growth. Some of the actions we’ve taken to address expected business pressures over the balance of the year, include: deferring a portion of executive compensation; reducing discretionary spending; prioritizing / minimizing capital spending; implementing hiring and salary freezes; and, increasing our focus on optimizing free cash flow.

“These operational measures are prudent steps to maintain our solid liquidity and will support our financial flexibility as we work through near-term volatility. As of March 31, 2020, we had nearly $700 million of liquidity, with $100 million in cash, net debt of approximately $50 million, and a very conservative leverage ratio of 0.92x. Additionally, we have no debt maturities nor repayment obligations coming due and payable until September 2024.

“While we are pleased with the operating performance, cash flow, entered orders and backlog of our businesses year-to-date through March 31, 2020, given the extent of the uncertainty presented by this pandemic, we are withdrawing our full-year 2020 financial guidance.

“Everyone at ESCO, including our dedicated employees, Board of Directors, and executive leadership team have displayed an amazing amount of resilience and personal commitment to serve our customers through this difficult time. I want to thank everyone for the hard work, dedication, and sacrifice they have demonstrated while working through this fight to position ESCO for the future and to drive continued success.”

Q2 2020 Earnings Report

On January 2, 2020, the Company announced that it had completed the sale of its Technical Packaging segment effective December 31, 2019 which resulted in gross cash proceeds of $191 million ($187 million purchase price plus working capital surplus) and a $77 million, or $2.93 per share net gain on the sale in Q1 2020.

The financial results presented include certain non-GAAP financial measures such as EBIT, EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EPS, as defined within the “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” described below. Any non-GAAP financial measures presented are reconciled to their respective GAAP equivalents.

Management believes these non-GAAP financial measures are useful in assessing the ongoing operational profitability of the Company’s business segments, and therefore, allow shareholders better visibility into the Company’s underlying operations. See “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” described below.

Q2 2020 GAAP and As Adjusted EPS was $0.68 per share, with net earnings of $18 million.

Q2 2019 GAAP EPS of $0.68 per share included $0.03 per share of cost reduction charges described in prior releases. The net effect of excluding the $0.03 per share of discrete items resulted in Q2 2019 Adjusted EPS of $0.71 per share, with GAAP net earnings from continuing operations of $18 million.

Q2 2020 Adjusted EBITDA was $31.4 million, compared to Q2 2019 Adjusted EBITDA of $31.2 million.

Operating Highlights

  • Net sales increased 5 percent to $180 million in Q2 2020 compared to $171 million in Q2 2019.
  • Aerospace & Defense (A&D) segment sales increased $16 million, or 20 percent from Q2 2019, including $9 million in sales from the Globe acquisition together with strong aerospace contributions from PTI and Crissair, and higher space sales at Vacco.
  • Test sales decreased $1 million in Q2 2020 as a result of a three-week COVID-19 shutdown of its Chinese manufacturing facility in February 2020, coupled with timing delays on certain installation projects due to COVID-19 related customer closure mandates and on-site personnel restrictions at customer locations, offset by strong domestic chamber project sales.
  • USG sales decreased $5 million in Q2 2020 due to the timing of various project deliverables, and several utility customers re-aligning their short-term maintenance and spending protocols to focus on uninterrupted power delivery due to short-term electricity demand / mix changes between industrial, commercial and residential customers due to COVID-19.
  • SG&A expenses as a percent of sales decreased to 22 percent in Q2 2020, from 23 percent in Q2 2019, despite additional spending on R&D / new product development, additional sales commissions, normal cost of living adjustments, and the addition of Globe.
  • Q2 2020 amortization of intangible assets increased $1 million, or 20 percent compared to Q2 2019 as a result of the Globe acquisition being included in the Q2 2020 amounts.
  • Interest expense decreased in Q2 2020 due to the lower net debt outstanding and favorable interest rates.  
  • The effective income tax rate from continuing operations (GAAP and Adjusted) was approximately 11 percent in both Q2 2020 and Q2 2019. The Q2 2020 quarterly rate was included in management’s previous guidance. Both quarterly periods were favorably impacted by various one-time tax strategies.
  • Entered orders were $246 million in Q2 2020 (book-to-bill of 1.36x), and were $466 million YTD 2020 (book-to-bill of 1.32x), resulting in an ending backlog of $565 million at March 31, 2020, an increase of $113 million, or 25 percent, from September 30, 2019.
  • Q2 2020 net cash provided by operating activities from Continuing Operations of $34 million, coupled with the cash proceeds from the sale of the Technical Packaging segment, resulted in $50 million of net debt outstanding (total borrowings, less cash on hand) at March 31 2020 and a 0.92x leverage ratio.

Chairman’s Commentary

Vic Richey, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “The clear highlight of Q2 2020 was the strength of our A&D segment where sales increased 20 percent over prior year, with an EBIT margin of nearly 23 percent. PTI and Crissair delivered strong performance on the aerospace side and both Globe and Westland outperformed expectations on their navy / submarine platforms. A&D’s entered orders were another bright spot coming in at $156 million with a book-to-bill of 1.64x led by exceptionally strong Block V orders for the Virginia Class submarines.

“We expect to see a slowdown in commercial aerospace deliveries over the balance of the year, but it is too early in the cycle to determine the sales and EBIT impact from the current industry downturn as it relates to future build rates and airline passenger miles.

“The defense portion of A&D, both military aerospace and navy products, is expected to remain strong given its backlog coupled with the urgency of expected platform deliveries.

“Test reported another solid Quarter delivering a better than expected EBIT margin of 13.6 percent, despite lower sales resulting from the China facility’s temporary shutdown and delayed timing of installation projects caused by access limitations to customer sites due to COVID-19.

“We expect Test to remain relatively solid over the remainder of the year given the strength of its backlog and its served markets, primarily related to new communications technologies such as 5G and our medical shielding business.

“USG came in lower than expected in Q2 2020 as several utility customers deferred purchase orders and maintenance-related project deliveries so they could divert resources to more important issues such as critical power delivery given their concerns around COVID-19. Additionally, Doble’s service business is largely on hold. The order pipeline of new business remains robust, especially as it relates to cyber security solutions, and I’m pleased to report that several new products and solutions introduced at the recent Doble Conference in March have been enthusiastically received.

“We expect USG’s customer spending softness to continue for the next few months and once the utilities come out of their “summer testing protocols,” we expect the USG business to return to a more normal state.

 “We improved our consolidated Q2 2020 Adjusted EBITDA and delivered a 17.4 percent EBITDA margin despite the lower contribution from our highest margin segment. Our Q2 2020 entered orders were strong as we booked $246 million of new business and grew our backlog from the start of the year by 25 percent to $565 million, which helps protect against some downside risks over the remainder of the year.

“From a liquidity perspective, we are in a really solid position given our significant cash balance and our low debt level. The divestiture of the packaging business proved to be a very timely event given that we used the proceeds to pay down a substantial portion of our outstanding debt and to reduce our leverage ratio.

“When the time is right, we plan to use a portion of this additional liquidity and substantial debt capacity to fund future acquisitions and grow our business as we continue to evaluate a robust pipeline of M&A opportunities. We are taking a prudent approach to our existing, near-term M&A opportunities, and once things settle down a bit in our targeted end-markets, we would be comfortable adding to our current portfolio during 2020.

 “Despite the significant economic challenges we, and everyone else, are facing today, we plan to use the successes of the first half of 2020 and the benefit of our disciplined operating culture to attempt to minimize our risks throughout the remainder of the year. I continue to have a favorable view of our longer-term future with our goal remaining unchanged – to increase long-term shareholder value.”

Dividend Payment

Given its strong liquidity position, the Company is not changing its dividend payment plan. The next quarterly cash dividend of $0.08 per share will be paid on July 16, 2020 to stockholders of record on July 2, 2020.

Business Outlook – Including COVID-19 Impact

During Q2 2020, business disruptions related to the pandemic started to affect the Company’s operations. Given the considerable uncertainty around the extent and duration of these economic circumstances, it is difficult to predict how our future operations will be affected using our normal forecasting methodologies, therefore, the Company is suspending its previously issued fiscal year 2020 guidance.

For 2020 financial reporting, the Technical Packaging business segment’s results of operations, gain on sale, balance sheet and cash flows are reported as Discontinued Operations.

Pension Plan Termination Update

As previously announced, Management will be using a portion of the Technical Packaging divestiture proceeds to fully fund, terminate, and annuitize the defined benefit pension plan (the Plan) currently maintained by the Company. The termination is expected to be completed before the end of fiscal year 2020.

By initiating this process in November 2019, the Company was able to convert the majority of the Plan assets (equities and bonds) to Cash in January and February prior to the recent, and extraordinary market volatility, thereby avoiding a major loss in Plan asset value which would have resulted in a larger under-funding situation.

Management commented in previous releases that by annuitizing this non-strategic liability through an insurance company it could eliminate both equity market risk and interest rate volatility, thereby reducing ongoing costs and eliminating future cash payments.

The Plan was frozen in 2003 and no additional benefits have been accrued since that date.

The accounting impact of terminating and annuitizing the pension will be excluded from the calculation of Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EPS when terminated.

Conference Call

The Company will host a conference call today, May 6, at 4:00 p.m. Central Time, to discuss the Company’s Q2 2020 results. A live audio webcast will be available on the Company’s website at Please access the website at least 15 minutes prior to the call to register, download and install any necessary audio software. A replay of the conference call will be available on the Company’s website noted above or by phone (dial 1-855-859-2056 and enter the pass code 9211249).

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this press release regarding the future impacts of COVID-19 on the Company’s results, the financial success of the Company, the strength of its end markets, including without limitation the anticipated slowdown in commercial aerospace, actions in regard to the Company’s frozen defined benefit plan, the ability to increase shareholder value, the success of acquisition efforts, the use of proceeds from the recent divestiture, the long-term success of the Company, and any other statements which are not strictly historical are “forward-looking” statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the federal securities laws.

Investors are cautioned that such statements are only predictions and speak only as of the date of this release, and the Company undertakes no duty to update them except as may be required by applicable laws or regulations. The Company’s actual results in the future may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements due to risks and uncertainties that exist in the Company’s operations and business environment including but not limited to those described in Item 1A, “Risk Factors”, of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2019, in Item 8.01 of the Company’s Form 8-K filed May 6, 2020, and the following: impacts arising from COVID-19 including without limitation labor shortages due to illness, shelter in place policies or quarantines, material shortages, transportation delays, delays or termination of Company contracts, the inability of our suppliers to perform, weakening of economic conditions in served markets; changes in customer demands or customer insolvencies; competition; intellectual property rights; technical difficulties; delivery delays or defaults by customers; material changes in the costs and availability of certain raw materials; the appropriation, allocation and availability of Government funds; the termination for convenience of Government and other customer contracts; the timing and content of future contract awards or customer orders; performance issues with key customers, suppliers and subcontractors; labor disputes; the impacts of natural disasters on the Company’s operations and those of the Company’s customers and suppliers; changes in laws and regulations, including but not limited to changes in accounting standards, taxation requirements, and new or modified tariffs; changes in interest rates; costs relating to environmental matters arising from current or former facilities; financial exposure in connection with the Company’s guarantee of a former Aclara lease; the availability of select acquisitions; and the uncertainty regarding the ultimate resolution of current disputes, claims, litigation or arbitration.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The financial measures EBIT, EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EPS are presented in this press release. The Company defines “EBIT” as earnings before interest and taxes, “EBITDA” as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, “Adjusted EBITDA” as EBITDA excluding certain defined charges, and “Adjusted EPS” as GAAP earnings per share (EPS) excluding the net impact of the items described above which were $0.02 per share in YTD 2020.

EBIT, EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EPS are not recognized in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). However, Management believes that EBIT, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are useful in assessing the operational profitability of the Company’s business segments because they exclude interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, which are generally accounted for across the entire Company on a consolidated basis. EBIT is also one of the measures used by Management in determining resource allocations within the Company as well as incentive compensation. The presentation of EBIT, EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EPS provides important supplemental information to investors by facilitating comparisons with other companies, many of which use similar non-GAAP financial measures to supplement their GAAP results. The use of non-GAAP financial measures is not intended to replace any measures of performance determined in accordance with GAAP.

ESCO, headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri: Manufactures highly-engineered filtration and fluid control products for the aviation, navy, space and process markets worldwide, as well as composite-based products and solutions for navy, defense and industrial customers; is the industry leader in RF shielding and EMC test products; and provides diagnostic instruments, software and services for the benefit of industrial power users and the electric utility and renewable energy industries. Further information regarding ESCO and its subsidiaries is available on the Company’s website at

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited) 
 (Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts) 
     Three Months
March 31,
  Three Months
March 31,
Net Sales$180,492  171,243 
Cost and Expenses:      
 Cost of sales 113,242  103,547 
 Selling, general and administrative expenses39,982  39,327 
 Amortization of intangible assets 5,220  4,371 
 Interest expense 1,320  1,853 
 Other expenses (income), net 703  2,022 
  Total costs and expenses 160,467  151,120 
Earnings before income taxes 20,025  20,123 
Income tax expense 2,203  2,301 
  Earnings from continuing operations 17,822  17,822 
Earnings from discontinued operations, net of tax     
 expense of $257   -   975 
Gain on sale of discontinued operations -  - 
  Earnings from discontinued operations -  975 
  Net earnings$17,822  18,797 
  Diluted EPS:      
  Diluted - GAAP      
   Continuing operations$0.68  0.68 
   Discontinued operations 0.00  0.04 
   Net earnings$0.68  0.72 
  Diluted - As Adjusted Basis      
   Continuing operations$0.68  0.71(1)
  Diluted average common shares O/S: 26,088  26,036 
(1)Q2 FY 19 Adjusted EPS excludes $0.03 per share of after-tax charges incurred primarily at Doble, PTI and VACCO during the second quarter of fiscal 2019.



Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited) 
 (Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts) 
     Six Months
March 31,
  Six Months
March 31,
Net Sales$352,220   334,608  
Cost and Expenses:      
 Cost of sales 219,969   206,001  
 Selling, general and administrative expenses82,087   77,867  
 Amortization of intangible assets 11,030   8,771  
 Interest expense 3,741   3,708  
 Other expenses (income), net 998   (5,357) 
  Total costs and expenses 317,825   290,990  
Earnings before income taxes 34,395   43,618  
Income tax expense 5,809   8,446  
  Earnings from continuing operations 28,586   35,172  
(Loss) earnings from discontinued operations, net     
 of tax expense of $269 and $52 (601)  942  
Gain on sale of discontinued operations, net of      
 tax expense of $23,734 76,614   -  
  Earnings from discontinued operations 76,013   942  
  Net earnings$104,599   36,114  
  Diluted EPS:      
  Diluted - GAAP      
   Continuing operations$1.09   1.34  
   Discontinued operations 2.91   0.04  
   Net earnings$4.00   1.38  
  Diluted - As Adjusted Basis      
   Continuing operations$1.11 (1) 1.17 (2)
  Diluted average common shares O/S: 26,126   26,078  
(1)YTD Q2 FY 20 Adjusted EPS excludes $0.02 per share of after-tax charges primarily related to the move of the Doble headquarters facility.
(2)YTD Q2 FY 19 Adjusted EPS excludes $0.17 per share of after-tax income mainly resulting from the gain on the sale of the Doble Watertown property partially offset by certain restructuring charges primarily at Doble, PTI and VACCO.


Condensed Business Segment Information (Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands)
    GAAP As Adjusted 
    Q2 2020 Q2 2019 Q2 2020 Q2 2019 
Net  Sales          
 Aerospace & Defense$95,124  79,478  95,124  79,478  
 Test 41,600  42,875  41,600  42,875  
 USG 43,768  48,890  43,768  48,890  
  Totals$180,492  171,243  180,492  171,243  
 Aerospace & Defense$21,736  17,443  21,736  17,806  
 Test 5,651  5,554  5,651  5,554  
 USG 4,866  8,767  4,866  9,241  
 Corporate (10,908) (9,788) (10,908) (9,679) 
  Consolidated EBIT 21,345  21,976  21,345  22,922  
  Less: Interest expense (1,320) (1,853) (1,320) (1,853) 
  Less: Income tax expense (2,203) (2,301) (2,203) (2,516) 
  Net earnings from cont ops$17,822  17,822  17,822  18,553  
Note 1: Adjusted net earnings were $18.5 million in Q2 FY 19 which excluded $0.03 per share of after-tax charges related to the restructuring charges incurred at Doble, PTI and VACCO during the second quarter of 2019.
EBITDA Reconciliation to Net earnings from continuing operations:   
        Adjusted Adjusted 
    Q2 2020 Q2 2019 Q2 2020 Q2 2019 
Consolidated EBITDA$31,388  30,259  31,388  31,205  
Less: Depr & Amort (10,043) (8,283) (10,043) (8,283) 
Consolidated EBIT 21,345  21,976  21,345  22,922  
Less: Interest expense (1,320) (1,853) (1,320) (1,853) 
Less: Income tax expense (2,203) (2,301) (2,203) (2,516) 
Net earnings from cont ops$17,822  17,822  17,822  18,553  



Condensed Business Segment Information (Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands)
    GAAP As Adjusted 
    YTD Q2 YTD Q2 YTD Q2 YTD Q2 
         2020       2019       2020       2019  
Net  Sales          
 Aerospace & Defense$172,635  145,702  172,635  145,702  
 Test 82,983  84,161  82,983  84,161  
 USG 96,602  104,745  96,602  104,745  
  Totals$352,220  334,608  352,220  334,608  
 Aerospace & Defense$34,249  28,053  34,319  28,513  
 Test 10,307  8,864  10,307  8,864  
 USG 14,153  30,313  14,773  23,100  
 Corporate (20,573) (19,904) (20,573) (19,430) 
  Consolidated EBIT 38,136  47,326  38,826  41,047  
  Less: Interest expense (3,741) (3,708) (3,741) (3,708) 
  Less: Income tax (5,809) (8,446) (5,975) (6,716) 
  Net earnings from cont ops$28,586  35,172  29,110  30,623  
Note 1: Adjusted net earnings were $29.1 million in YTD Q2 FY 20 which excluded $0.02 per share of after-tax charges related primarily to the facility move at Doble.
Note 2: Adjusted net earnings were $30.6 million in YTD Q2 FY 19 which excluded $0.17 per share of after-tax income primarily related to the Q1 FY 19 gain on the sale of the Doble Watertown facility partially offset by charges related to other restructuring actions at Doble, PTI and VACCO.
EBITDA Reconciliation to Net earnings from continuing operations:   
        Adjusted Adjusted 
    YTD Q2 YTD Q2 YTD Q2 YTD Q2 
        2020      2019       2020       2019  
Consolidated EBITDA$58,719  64,163  59,409  57,884  
Less: Depr & Amort (20,583) (16,837) (20,583) (16,837) 
Consolidated EBIT 38,136  47,326  38,826  41,047  
Less: Interest expense (3,741) (3,708) (3,741) (3,708) 
Less: Income tax expense (5,809) (8,446) (5,975) (6,716) 
Net earnings from cont ops$28,586  35,172  29,110  30,623  



Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands)
    March 31,
 September 30,
 Cash and cash equivalents$100,195 61,808
 Accounts receivable, net 157,050 158,715
 Contract assets 96,100 110,211
 Inventories 141,027 124,956
 Other current assets 17,228 14,190
 Assets of discontinued operations-current - 25,314
  Total current assets 511,600 495,194
 Property, plant and equipment, net 139,248 127,843
 Intangible assets, net 371,779 381,605
 Goodwill 389,630 390,256
 Operating lease assets 18,901 -
 Other assets 10,421 4,445
 Assets of discontinued operations-other - 67,377
   $1,441,579 1,466,720
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity    
 Current maturities of long-term debt$20,000 20,000
 Accounts payable 53,617 63,800
 Contract liabilities 95,382 81,177
 Other current liabilities 82,030 75,141
 Liabilities of discontinued operations-current - 11,517
  Total current liabilities 251,029 251,635
 Deferred tax liabilities 61,690 60,856
 Non-current operating lease liabilities 15,010 -
 Other liabilities 57,643 59,008
 Long-term debt 130,000 265,000
 Liabilities of discontinued operations-other - 3,999
 Shareholders' equity 926,207 826,222
   $1,441,579 1,466,720



Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands)
   Six Months
March 31, 2020
Cash flows from operating activities:  
  Net earnings$104,599 
  Earnings from discontinued operations (76,013)
  Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to net cash  
    provided by operating activities:  
      Depreciation and amortization 20,583 
      Stock compensation expense 2,896 
      Changes in assets and liabilities (16,247)
      Effect of deferred taxes 834 
        Net cash provided by continuing operations 36,652 
        Net cash used by discontinued operations (14,622)
Cash flows from investing activities:  
  Capital expenditures (21,211)
  Additions to capitalized software (4,280)
    Net cash used by investing activities - continuing operations (25,491)
  Proceeds from sale of discontinued operations 183,997 
  Capital expenditures - discontinued operations (1,728)
    Net cash provided by investing activities - discontinued operations 182,269 
    Net cash provided by investing activities 156,778 
Cash flows from financing activities:  
  Proceeds from long-term debt 10,000 
  Principal payments on long-term debt (145,000)
  Dividends paid (4,156)
    Net cash used by financing activities - continuing operations (139,156)
    Net cash used by financing activities - discontinued operations (2,140)
    Net cash used by financing activities (141,296)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents 875 
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents 38,387 
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 61,808 
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period$100,195 



Other Selected Financial Data (Unaudited)  -- Continuing Operations Basis
(Dollars in thousands)
Backlog And Entered Orders - Q2 FY 2020 Aerospace
& Defense
 Test USG Total
 Beginning Backlog - 1/1/20$327,784  130,701  41,785  500,270 
 Entered Orders 155,984  41,787  47,845  245,616 
 Sales  (95,124) (41,600) (43,768) (180,492)
 Ending Backlog - 3/31/20$388,644  130,888  45,862  565,394 
Backlog And Entered Orders - YTD Q2 FY 2020 Aerospace
& Defense
 Test USG Total
 Beginning Backlog - 10/1/19$276,273  133,571  41,715  451,559 
 Entered Orders 285,006  80,300  100,749  466,055 
 Sales  (172,635) (82,983) (96,602) (352,220)
 Ending Backlog - 3/31/20$388,644  130,888  45,862  565,394 



Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures (Unaudited)
EPS – Adjusted Basis Reconciliation – YTD Q2 FY 20  
 EPS from Continuing Ops – GAAP Basis – YTD Q2 FY 20$1.09 
 Adjustments (defined below) 0.02 
 EPS from Continuing Ops – As Adjusted Basis – YTD Q2 FY 20$1.11 
 Adjustments exclude $0.02 per share consisting of move costs associated with the
 Doble facility consolidation in the first six months of 2020.  
 (The $0.02 of EPS adjustments per share consists of $690K of pre-tax charges
 offset by $166K of tax benefit for net impact of $524K.)  
EPS – Adjusted Basis Reconciliation – Q2 FY 19  
 EPS from Continuing Ops – GAAP Basis – Q2 FY 19$0.68 
 Adjustments (defined below) 0.03 
 EPS from Continuing Ops – As Adjusted Basis – Q2 FY 19$0.71 
 Adjustments exclude $0.03 per share consisting of restructuring charges
 related to Doble, PTI & VACCO during the second quarter of 2019. 
 (The $0.03 of EPS adjustments per share consists of $946K of pre-tax charges
 offset by $215K of tax benefit for net impact of $731K.)  
EPS – Adjusted Basis Reconciliation – YTD Q2 FY 19  
 EPS from Continuing Ops – GAAP Basis – YTD Q2 FY 19$1.34 
 Adjustments (defined below) (0.17)
 EPS from Continuing Ops – As Adjusted Basis – YTD Q2 FY 19$1.17 
 Adjustments exclude $0.17 per share consisting of income related to the
 gain on sale of the Doble Watertown property partially offset by certain
 restructuring charges at Doble, PTI & VACCO in the first six months of 2019.
 (The $0.17 of EPS adjustments per share consists of $6.3 million of pre-tax
 income offset by $1.7 million of tax expense for net impact of $4.6 million.)

SOURCE ESCO Technologies Inc.
Kate Lowrey, Director of Investor Relations, (314) 213-7277

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