Franklin Electric Co. announced second quarter financial results for fiscal year 2022.
Second quarter 2022 sales were $551.1 million, compared to second quarter 2021 sales of $437.3 million. Second quarter 2022 operating income was $81.0 million, compared to second quarter operating income in 2021 of $51.6 million. Second quarter 2022 GAAP fully diluted earnings per share was $1.26, versus GAAP fully diluted EPS in the second quarter 2021 of $0.83.
“We are pleased to report another quarter of record performance for the Company. Our second quarter performance was strong with year over year double digit top-line growth overall and by all three business segments. Sequential margin improvement was driven by robust demand in our core markets, continuing price realization to offset inflationary cost pressures and solid execution by our team to manage costs all while navigating in an uncertain environment,” said Gregg Sengstack, Franklin Electric’s chairperson and CEO.
“We remain focused on executing in the short-term while delivering long-term growth and value creation for our stakeholders. While it remains a challenging business environment with inflation persisting and supply issues continuing in the near-term, I am confident in our ability to continue to manage these challenges. Based on our second quarter performance and current outlook for the second half of the year, we are revising our full-year 2022 guidance, increasing consolidated net sales to between $2.00 billion and $2.15 billion. Furthermore, we are revising and increasing our 2022 full-year earnings per share excluding restructuring to between $4.00 and $4.20,” Sengstack added.
Water Systems sales, a new record for any quarter, were $310.5 million in the second quarter 2022, an increase of $63.3 million or 26 percent versus the second quarter 2021. Water Systems sales, excluding acquisitions and the impact of foreign currency translation, were up about 27 percent compared to the second quarter 2021. Sales increases were led by pricing actions and strong end market demand across all major product lines in groundwater pumping, surface pumping, dewatering equipment, and water treatment. Water Systems operating income in the second quarter was $49.0 million, a new record, driven by higher sales. Second quarter 2021 Water Systems operating income was $34.6 million.
Distribution sales, a new record for any quarter, were $191.1 million in the second quarter 2022. The Distribution segment organic sales increased 18 percent compared to the second quarter of 2021. Revenue growth was driven by solid demand primarily in the U.S. groundwater market due to strong price realization in addition to the growth from acquisition. The Distribution segment operating income, a new record, was $23.3 million in the second quarter of 2022 compared to second quarter 2021 operating income of $16.0 million.
Fueling Systems sales, a new record for any quarter, were $86.0 million in the second quarter 2022, an increase of $13.8 million versus the second quarter 2021. Fueling Systems sales in the U.S. and Canada increased by about 20 percent compared to the second quarter 2021. Outside the U.S. and Canada, Fueling Systems revenues decreased by about 6 percent, as sales increases of 3 percent in the rest of the world outside of China were not enough to offset lower sales in China. Fueling Systems operating income, a new record, in the second quarter was $26.1 million, compared to $18.5 million in the second quarter of 2021.