STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 16, 2022-- ITT Inc. (NYSE: ITT) today will host its investor conference led by Chief Executive Officer and President Luca Savi and other members of the ITT leadership team. The company will deliver a series of presentations focusing on its strategic priorities, innovative technologies, long-term vision, and financial framework. The event begins at 1 PM ET.
“We are excited to host ITT’s first investor conference since 2011. Today we will demonstrate the strength of ITT’s market-leading positions in growing end markets and innovations aligned to electrification and sustainability that will drive sustained differentiation in each of our three businesses. Investors will see firsthand how the breadth of our technologies and our highly engineered solutions will deliver value for our customers and shareholders now and over the long term,” Savi said.
“Whether it is Motion Technologies’ industry-leading positions on electrified vehicles, the differentiated flow technology in Industrial Process, or Connect & Control Technologies’ commercial aerospace content, ITT is poised to outperform over the long term,” Savi concluded.
In connection with the conference, ITT also announced long-term financial targets, which comprise 5 to 7 percent revenue growth, 20 percent adjusted segment operating margin, over 10 percent adjusted earnings per share growth, and a free cash flow margin range of 11 percent to 13 percent, all based on actual results for the year-ending December 31, 2021.
The company will also host an interactive technology demonstration at the event, which will take place at Current at Chelsea Piers in New York, NY. Presentation materials and webcast information for the conference, including a replay of the webcast following the event, will be available at investors.itt.com
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Among the factors that could cause our results to differ materially from those indicated by forward-looking statements are risks and uncertainties inherent in our business including, without limitation:
impacts on our business due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including:
- variant strains of the virus, as well as the timing, effectiveness and availability of, and people’s receptivity to, vaccines or other medical remedies;
- disruptions to our operations and demand for our products, increased costs, disruption of supply chain and other constraints in the availability of key commodities and other necessary services;
- government-mandated site closures, employee illness, skilled labor shortages, the impact of potential travel restrictions, stay-in-place restrictions, and vaccination requirements on our business and workforce; and
- customer and supplier bankruptcies, impacts to the global economy and financial markets, and liquidity challenges in accessing capital markets;
- uncertain global economic and capital markets conditions, including those due to COVID-19, trade disputes between the U.S. and its trading partners, political and social unrest, and the availability and fluctuations in prices of steel, oil, copper, tin, and other commodities;
- volatility in raw material prices and our suppliers’ ability to meet quality and delivery requirements;
- failure to manage the distribution of products and services effectively;
- failure to compete successfully and innovate in our markets;
- failure to protect our intellectual property rights or violations of the intellectual property rights of others;
- the extent to which there are quality problems with respect to manufacturing processes or finished goods;
- the risk of cybersecurity breaches;
- loss of or decrease in sales from our most significant customers;
- risks due to our operations and sales outside the U.S. and in emerging markets;
- the impacts on our business from the military conflict between Russia and Ukraine, and the global response to it;
- fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates and the impact of such fluctuations on our hedging arrangements;
- fluctuations in interest rates and the impact of such fluctuations on our cost of debt;
- fluctuations in demand or customers’ levels of capital investment and maintenance expenditures, especially in the oil and gas, chemical, and mining markets, or changes in our customers’ anticipated production schedules, especially in the commercial aerospace market;
- the risk of material business interruptions, particularly at our manufacturing facilities;
- risk of liabilities from past divestitures and spin-offs;
- failure of portfolio management strategies, including cost-saving initiatives, to meet expectations;
- risks related to government contracting, including changes in levels of government spending and regulatory and contractual requirements applicable to sales to the U.S. government;
- fluctuations in our effective tax rate, including as a result of possible tax reform legislation in the U.S. and other jurisdictions;
- changes in environmental laws or regulations, discovery of previously unknown or more extensive contamination, or the failure of a potentially responsible party to perform;
- failure to comply with the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (or other applicable anti-corruption legislation), export controls and trade sanctions, including tariffs;
- risk of product liability claims and litigation; and
- changes in laws relating to the use and transfer of personal and other information.
The forward-looking statements included in this release speak only as of the date hereof. We undertake no obligation (and expressly disclaim any obligation) to update any forward-looking statements, whether written or oral or as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. More information on factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated is included in the Risk Factors section of the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other documents filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
The Company has provided forward-looking non-GAAP financial measures for adjusted segment operating margin, adjusted earnings per share and free cash flow margin. It is not possible, without unreasonable efforts, to estimate the impacts of foreign currency fluctuations, acquisitions and certain other special items that may occur in the future as these items are inherently uncertain and difficult to predict. As a result, the Company is unable to quantify certain amounts that would be included in a reconciliation of adjusted segment operating margin, adjusted earnings per share and free cash flow margin to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures without unreasonable efforts and has not provided reconciliations for these forward looking non-GAAP financial measures.