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Second-Quarter Highlights:- Sales of $8.9 billion, up 24.7 percent year-on-year- Organic local-currency sales increased 21.4 percent year-on-year- Both GAAP and adjusted earnings per share of $2.59- Operating cash flow of $1.9 billion; adjusted free cash flow of $1.6 billion, up 2 percent year-on-year- Returned $1.4 billion to shareholders via dividends and gross share repurchases- Updated full-year 2021 outlook: Earnings per share of $9.70 to $10.10 vs. $9.20 to $9.70, previously
ST. PAUL, Minn., July 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- 3M (NYSE: MMM) today reported second-quarter 2021 results and updated its 2021 full-year outlook.
"3M delivered strong #performance in the second quarter, once again posting organic growth across all #business groups and geographic areas, along with increased earnings and robust cash flow," said Mike Roman, 3M chairman and chief executive officer. "In an uncertain economic environment, our team executed well and drove innovation across our businesses, while continuing to build for the future. Looking forward, we remain focused on investing in growth opportunities coming out of the pandemic, improving productivity, advancing sustainability and delivering differentiated value for our customers and shareholders."
Sales grew 24.7 percent year-on-year to $8.9 billion. Organic local-currency sales increased 21.4 percent while divestitures decreased sales by 0.7 percent. Foreign currency translation increased sales by 4.0 percent year-on-year.
Total sales grew 28.1 percent in Transportation and Electronics, 24.9 percent in Health Care, 22.4 percent in Safety and Industrial, and 20.4 percent in Consumer. Organic local-currency sales increased 24.2 percent in Transportation and Electronics, 23.2 percent in Health Care, 17.8 percent in Consumer, and 17.6 percent in Safety and Industrial.
On a geographic basis, total sales grew 28.7 percent in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), 26.1 percent in the Americas, and 20.2 percent in Asia Pacific. Organic local-currency sales grew 25.6 percent in the Americas, 20.1 percent in EMEA, and 15.4 percent in Asia Pacific.
Both second-quarter GAAP and adjusted earnings were $2.59 per share, resulting in year-on-year increases of 15 percent and 44 percent on a GAAP and adjusted-basis, respectively. Second quarter operating income was $2.0 billion with operating margins of 22.0 percent, as referenced in the "Supplemental Financial Information Non-GAAP Measures" section.
The company's operating cash flow was $1.9 billion with adjusted free cash flow of $1.6 billion contributing to adjusted free cash flow conversion of 103 percent. 3M returned $1.4 billion to shareholders in the second quarter of 2021, including $858 million in cash dividends and $503 million of gross share repurchases. See the "Supplemental Financial Information Non-GAAP Measures" section for applicable information.
Full-Year 2021 Outlook
Based on a strong first half of the year, 3M updated its guidance for full-year 2021. The company expects reported total sales growth of 7 to 10 percent with organic local-currency sales growth in the range of 6 to 9 percent. This compares to the company's prior expectations for total sales growth of 5 to 8 percent with organic local-currency growth of 3 to 6 percent. 3M now forecasts earnings in the range of $9.70 to $10.10 per share versus a prior expectation of $9.20 to $9.70. The company expects full-year free cash flow conversion to be in the range of 90 to 100 percent versus a previous range of 95 to 105 percent, as referenced in the "Supplemental Financial Information Non-GAAP Measures" section.
Second-Quarter #business Group Discussion
Safety and Industrial
Transportation and Electronics
3M will conduct an investor teleconference at 9:00 a.m. EDT (8:00 a.m. CDT) today. Investors can access this conference via the following:
This news release contains forward-looking information about 3M's financial results and estimates and #business prospects that involve substantial risks and uncertainties. You can identify these statements by the use of words such as "anticipate," "estimate," "expect," "aim," "project," "intend," "plan," "believe," "will," "should," "could," "target," "forecast" and other words and terms of similar meaning in connection with any discussion of future operating or financial #performance or #business plans or prospects. Among the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially are the following: (1) worldwide economic, political, regulatory, capital markets and other external conditions and other factors beyond the Company's control, including natural and other disasters or climate change affecting the operations of the Company or its customers and suppliers; (2) risks related to public health crises such as the global pandemic associated with the coronavirus (COVID-19); (3) foreign currency exchange rates and fluctuations in those rates; (4) liabilities related to certain fluorochemicals, including lawsuits concerning various PFAS-related products and chemistries, and claims and governmental regulatory proceedings and inquiries related to PFAS in a variety of jurisdictions; (5) legal proceedings, including significant developments that could occur in the legal and regulatory proceedings described in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended Dec. 31, 2020, and any subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q (the "Reports"); (6) competitive conditions and customer preferences; (7) the timing and market acceptance of new product offerings; (8) the availability and cost of purchased components, compounds, raw materials and energy (including oil and natural gas and their derivatives) due to shortages, increased demand or supply interruptions (including those caused by natural and other disasters and other events); (9) unanticipated problems or delays with the phased implementation of a global enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, or security breaches and other disruptions to the Company's information technology infrastructure; (10) the impact of acquisitions, strategic alliances, divestitures and other unusual events resulting from portfolio management actions and other evolving #business strategies, and possible organizational restructuring; (11) operational execution, including scenarios where the Company generates fewer productivity improvements than estimated; (12) financial market risks that may affect the Company's funding obligations under defined benefit pension and postretirement plans; (13) the Company's credit ratings and its cost of capital; and (14) tax-related external conditions, including changes in tax rates, laws or regulations. Changes in such assumptions or factors could produce significantly different results. A further description of these factors is located in the Reports under "Cautionary Note Concerning Factors That May Affect Future Results" and "Risk Factors" in Part I, Items 1 and 1A (Annual Report) and in Part I, Item 2 and Part II, Item 1A (Quarterly Reports), as updated by applicable Current Reports on Form 8-K. The information contained in this news release is as of the date indicated. The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this news release as a result of new information or future events or developments.
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