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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
___________________________________________________________

FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): October 24, 2018
_________________________

ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware
 
1-4797
 
36-1258310
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
 
(Commission File No.)
 
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
 
 
 
 
 
155 Harlem Avenue, Glenview, IL
 
 
 
60025
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
 
 
(Zip Code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code: 847-724-7500

Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company  [   ]

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. [   ]

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
[ ]
Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
[ ]
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[ ]
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
[ ]
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Item 2.02    Results of Operations and Financial Condition

On October 24, 2018, Illinois Tool Works Inc. (the “Company”) announced its 2018 third quarter results of operations in the press release furnished as Exhibit 99.1.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The Company presents certain financial measures for 2017 excluding the impact of the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" and the benefit of a legal settlement in fiscal year 2017. These non-GAAP measures are consistent with the way management analyzes and assesses the Company’s operating performance. The Company believes these non-GAAP measures enhance investors’ understanding of the Company’s underlying financial performance, as well as their ability to compare the Company’s financial results and overall performance to that of its peers. A reconciliation of the impact of the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" and legal settlement is included in the press release furnished as Exhibit 99.1.

The Company uses free cash flow to measure cash flow generated by operations that is available for dividends, share repurchases, acquisitions and debt repayment. The Company believes this non-GAAP financial measure is useful to investors in evaluating the Company’s financial performance and measures the Company's ability to generate cash internally to fund Company initiatives. Free cash flow represents net cash provided by operating activities less additions to plant and equipment. Free cash flow is a measurement that is not the same as net cash flow from operating activities per the statement of cash flows and may not be consistent with similarly titled measures used by other companies. A reconciliation of free cash flow to net cash provided by operating activities is included in the press release furnished as Exhibit 99.1.

The Company uses adjusted after-tax return on average invested capital ("ROIC") to measure the effectiveness of its operations’ use of invested capital to generate profits. ROIC is a non-GAAP financial measure that the Company believes is a meaningful metric to investors in evaluating the Company’s financial performance and may be different than the method used by other companies to calculate ROIC. For comparability, the Company excluded the confidential legal settlement from the calculation of ROIC for the year ended December 31, 2017 and the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017. Average invested capital represents the net assets of the Company, excluding cash and equivalents and outstanding debt, which are excluded as they do not represent capital investment in the Company's operations. Average invested capital is calculated using balances at the start of the period and at the end of each quarter. A calculation of ROIC is included in the press release furnished as Exhibit 99.1.



Item 9.01    Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d)
Exhibits
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Exhibit Number
 
Exhibit Description
 
 
 
 
 
 




SIGNATURES


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 
 
 
 
 
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dated: October 24, 2018
 
By: /s/ Michael M. Larsen
 
 
Michael M. Larsen
 
 
Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer


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Section 2: EX-99.1 (EXHIBIT 99.1)

Exhibit


Exhibit 99.1

ITW Delivers $1.90 Earnings per Share

Total revenue $3.6 billion; organic growth +2%; North America +4%
Operating margin 24.6%, +30 bps ex. 2017 legal settlement
GAAP EPS $1.90, +11% ex. 2017 legal settlement
Full-year EPS guidance narrowed $7.55 to $7.65; 15% growth at the mid-point

GLENVIEW, Ill., October 24, 2018 - Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE: ITW) today reported third quarter 2018 GAAP earnings of $1.90 per share. As previously disclosed, the company recorded an EPS benefit of $0.14 per share related to a legal settlement in the third quarter of 2017. Excluding this item, EPS increased 11 percent. Excluding unfavorable foreign currency translation impact of $(0.03), EPS grew 13 percent.

“Despite some near-term market challenges in the third quarter, the ITW team delivered 11 percent earnings growth and EPS at the high end of our guidance range. We improved operating margin by 30 basis points to 24.6 percent, with continued strong execution of Enterprise Initiatives contributing 100 basis points of margin expansion. Pricing actions more than offset material cost inflation on a dollar for dollar basis, and price/cost margin percentage dilution showed sequential improvement versus the second quarter,” said E. Scott Santi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Overall market conditions in North America remained solid this quarter, while auto production in Europe and China and demand levels in several international end markets served by our Specialty and Polymers & Fluids segments softened versus the first half of the year and were below our expectations heading into the quarter. Our business model continues to generate strong free cash flow as evidenced by 17 percent free cash flow growth in the quarter, supporting our ability to raise our dividend 28 percent and repurchase $500 million of our shares in the quarter.”

“While we expect that these near-term market challenges will continue in the fourth quarter, we remain firmly on track to deliver our full-year EPS guidance with 15 percent earnings growth at the mid-point,” added Santi. “Our ability to deliver consistent, strong results across a wide range of economic scenarios is a direct reflection of the resilience of our high-quality diversified business portfolio, the strength of ITW’s proprietary Business Model and our team’s focused execution of ITW’s long-term strategy.”

Total revenue was flat as two percent organic growth was offset by the unfavorable impact of foreign currency translation. Organic revenue growth increased four percent in North America, offset by a one percent decline in

Europe and a two percent decline in Asia Pacific. As expected, ongoing Product Line Simplification (PLS) activities reduced organic revenue growth by 70 basis points.

According to IHS, automotive production in Europe declined five percent in the third quarter following four percent growth in the second quarter, while China automotive production declined four percent following 11 percent growth in the second quarter. As a result, in the third quarter, our European Automotive OEM business declined six percent, following three percent growth in the second quarter, while our China Auto OEM business was flat, following 17 percent growth in the second quarter.

In North America, organic growth remained solid as Welding grew 10 percent, Automotive OEM seven percent, Food Equipment four percent and Polymers & Fluids three percent.

Operating margin was 24.6 percent, an improvement of 30 basis points excluding the 2017 legal settlement, as Enterprise Initiatives contributed 100 basis points of margin improvement. Price/cost margin dilution impact in the third quarter improved to (60) basis points from (70) basis points in the second quarter of 2018.

After-tax return on invested capital was 28.0 percent, an improvement of 400 basis points resulting primarily from new U.S. tax rules and regulations. The effective tax rate in the third quarter was 23.7 percent.

Free Cash Flow was $743 million, an increase of 17 percent, and 116 percent of net income. In the quarter, the company repurchased $500 million of its own shares and raised its dividend 28 percent to an annualized $4.00 per share. Year-to-date, the company has repurchased $1.5 billion of its own shares.






2018 Guidance
Full-year EPS guidance was narrowed to a range of $7.55 to $7.65 per share, or 15 percent growth at the mid-point, with revenue up three to four percent, and organic growth of two to three percent. Prior year GAAP EPS of $4.86 included a ($1.90) per share impact from tax reform and a $0.17 per share impact from the legal settlement. Excluding these two items, 2017 adjusted EPS was $6.59 per share. The company expects to repurchase approximately $2.0 billion of its own shares in 2018.

For the fourth quarter 2018, the company expects GAAP EPS of $1.78 to $1.88, with revenue essentially flat as the impact of foreign currency translation, at current exchange rates, is expected to offset organic growth of one to two percent based on current levels of demand. Prior year GAAP EPS of ($0.22) included a $1.92 per share impact from tax reform. Excluding this item, adjusted EPS was $1.70 per share.

Non-GAAP Measures
This earnings release contains certain non-GAAP financial measures. A reconciliation of these measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures is included in the attached supplemental reconciliation schedule.

Forward-looking Statement
This earnings release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including, without limitation, statements regarding diluted earnings per share, foreign exchange rates, total and organic revenue growth, operating margin, economic conditions in various geographic regions, price/cost impact, free cash flow, effective tax rate, after-tax return on invested capital, and timing and amount of share repurchases. These statements are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. Such factors include those contained in ITW's Form 10-K for 2017 and subsequently filed Form 10-Qs.

About Illinois Tool Works
ITW (NYSE: ITW) is a Fortune 200 global multi-industrial manufacturing leader with revenues totaling $14.3 billion in 2017. The company’s seven industry-leading segments leverage the unique ITW Business Model to drive solid growth with best-in-class margins and returns in markets where highly innovative, customer-focused solutions are required. ITW has approximately 50,000 dedicated colleagues in operations around the world who thrive in the company’s unique, decentralized and entrepreneurial culture. www.itw.com





ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC. and SUBSIDIARIES
STATEMENT OF INCOME (UNAUDITED)

 
Three Months Ended
 
Nine Months Ended
 
September 30,
 
September 30,
In millions except per share amounts
2018
 
2017(1)
 
2018
 
2017(1)
Operating Revenue
$
3,613

 
$
3,615

 
$
11,188

 
$
10,685

Cost of revenue
2,096

 
2,092

 
6,508

 
6,182

Selling, administrative, and research and development expenses
581

 
592

 
1,813

 
1,803

Legal settlement (income)

 
(80
)
 

 
(95
)
Amortization and impairment of intangible assets
47

 
51

 
143

 
156

Operating Income
889

 
960

 
2,724

 
2,639

Interest expense
(64
)
 
(65
)
 
(194
)
 
(194
)
Other income (expense)
10

 
11

 
48

 
29

Income Before Taxes
835

 
906

 
2,578

 
2,474

Income Taxes
197

 
266

 
622

 
711

Net Income
$
638

 
$
640

 
$
1,956

 
$
1,763

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net Income Per Share:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
$
1.91

 
$
1.86

 
$
5.81

 
$
5.12

Diluted
$
1.90

 
$
1.85

 
$
5.77

 
$
5.07

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash Dividends Per Share:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Paid
$
0.78

 
$
0.65

 
$
2.34

 
$
1.95

Declared
$
1.00

 
$
0.78

 
$
2.56

 
$
2.08

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shares of Common Stock Outstanding During the Period:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Average
333.3

 
343.4

 
336.7

 
344.7

Average assuming dilution
335.3

 
346.0

 
339.0

 
347.5


(1) 
The three and nine months ended September 30, 2017 have been restated to reflect the adoption of new accounting guidance in 2018 which resulted in the presentation of $1 million and $5 million, respectively, of other net periodic benefit income in Other income (expense) rather than in Operating Income, with no change in Net Income.





ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC. and SUBSIDIARIES
STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION (UNAUDITED)

In millions
September 30, 2018
 
December 31, 2017
Assets
 
 
 
Current Assets:
 
 
 
Cash and equivalents
$
1,589

 
$
3,094

Trade receivables
2,777

 
2,628

Inventories
1,338

 
1,220

Prepaid expenses and other current assets
236

 
336

Total current assets
5,940

 
7,278

 
 
 
 
Net plant and equipment
1,799

 
1,778

Goodwill
4,655

 
4,752

Intangible assets
1,130

 
1,272

Deferred income taxes
614

 
505

Other assets
1,181

 
1,195

 
$
15,319

 
$
16,780

 
 
 
 
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity
 
 
 
Current Liabilities:
 
 
 
Short-term debt
$
1,350

 
$
850

Accounts payable
576

 
590

Accrued expenses
1,268

 
1,258

Cash dividends payable
332

 
266

Income taxes payable
137

 
89

Total current liabilities
3,663

 
3,053

 
 
 
 
Noncurrent Liabilities:
 
 
 
Long-term debt
6,054

 
7,478

Deferred income taxes
707

 
164

Noncurrent income taxes payable
496

 
614

Other liabilities
853

 
882

Total noncurrent liabilities
8,110

 
9,138

 
 
 
 
Stockholders’ Equity:
 
 
 
Common stock
6

 
6

Additional paid-in-capital
1,241

 
1,218

Retained earnings
20,938

 
20,210

Common stock held in treasury
(17,054
)
 
(15,562
)
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)
(1,589
)
 
(1,287
)
Noncontrolling interest
4

 
4

Total stockholders’ equity
3,546

 
4,589

 
$
15,319

 
$
16,780







ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC. and SUBSIDIARIES
SEGMENT DATA (UNAUDITED)


Three Months Ended September 30, 2018
Dollars in millions
Total Revenue
Operating Income
Operating Margin
Automotive OEM
$
781

$
168

21.5
%
Food Equipment
567

151

26.6
%
Test & Measurement and Electronics
536

132

24.7
%
Welding
414

117

28.2
%
Polymers & Fluids
415

91

22.1
%
Construction Products
431

111

25.8
%
Specialty Products
475

128

26.8
%
Intersegment
(6
)

%
Total Segments
3,613

898

24.8
%
Unallocated

(9
)
%
Total Company
$
3,613

$
889

24.6
%

Nine Months Ended September 30, 2018
Dollars in millions
Total Revenue
Operating Income
Operating Margin
Automotive OEM
$
2,561

$
583

22.8
%
Food Equipment
1,647

421

25.6
%
Test & Measurement and Electronics
1,633

390

23.9
%
Welding
1,277

363

28.4
%
Polymers & Fluids
1,302

278

21.4
%
Construction Products
1,303

315

24.2
%
Specialty Products
1,482

404

27.2
%
Intersegment
(17
)

%
Total Segments
11,188

2,754

24.6
%
Unallocated

(30
)
%
Total Company
$
11,188

$
2,724

24.3
%






ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC. and SUBSIDIARIES
SEGMENT DATA (UNAUDITED)


Q3 2018 vs. Q3 2017 Favorable/(Unfavorable)
Operating Revenue
Automotive OEM
Food Equipment
Test & Measurement and Electronics
Welding
Polymers & Fluids
Construction Products
Specialty Products
Total ITW
Organic
(0.2
)%
3.8
 %
2.9
 %
10.3
 %
(0.7
)%
0.9
 %
(3.8
)%
1.5
 %
Acquisitions/Divestitures
 %
 %
 %
 %
(0.6
)%
 %
 %
(0.1
)%
Translation
(1.7
)%
(0.7
)%
(0.7
)%
(0.9
)%
(3.1
)%
(2.9
)%
(0.9
)%
(1.5
)%
Operating Revenue
(1.9
)%
3.1
 %
2.2
 %
9.4
 %
(4.4
)%
(2.0
)%
(4.7
)%
(0.1
)%

Q3 2018 vs. Q3 2017 Favorable/(Unfavorable)
Change in Operating Margin
Automotive OEM
Food Equipment
Test & Measurement and Electronics
Welding
Polymers & Fluids
Construction Products
Specialty Products
Total ITW
Operating Leverage
 (10) bps
 70 bps
 70 bps
 160 bps
 (20) bps
 20 bps
 (70) bps
 20 bps
Changes in Variable Margin & OH Costs
 40 bps
 (180) bps
 (10) bps
 (40) bps
 80 bps
 40 bps
 (40) bps
 (230) bps (1)
Total Organic
 30 bps
 (110) bps
 60 bps
 120 bps
 60 bps
 60 bps
 (110) bps
 (210) bps
Acquisitions/Divestitures
 10 bps
Restructuring/Other
 (40) bps
 40 bps
 40 bps
 40 bps
 (20) bps
 20 bps
 10 bps
Total Operating Margin Change
 (10) bps
 (70) bps
 60 bps
 160 bps
 110 bps
 40 bps
 (90) bps
 (200) bps
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total Operating Margin % *
21.5%
26.6%
24.7%
28.2%
22.1%
25.8%
26.8%
24.6%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
*Includes unfavorable operating margin impact of amortization expense from acquisition-related intangible assets
 50 bps
 70 bps
 270 bps
 30 bps
 390 bps
 40 bps
 110 bps
 130 bps**
** Amortization expense from acquisition-related intangible assets had an unfavorable impact of ($0.11) on GAAP earnings per share for the third quarter of 2018.
(1) The third quarter of 2017 included 230 basis points of favorability from the confidential legal settlement.






YTD 2018 vs YTD 2017 Favorable/(Unfavorable)
Operating Revenue
Automotive OEM
Food Equipment
Test & Measurement and Electronics
Welding
Polymers & Fluids
Construction Products
Specialty Products
Total ITW
Organic
1.2
%
2.0
%
4.7
%
10.4
%
0.2
 %
1.8
%
0.2
 %
2.6
%
Acquisitions/Divestitures
%
%
%
%
(0.2
)%
%
(0.1
)%
%
Translation
3.6
%
2.6
%
2.5
%
0.6
%
0.4
 %
1.6
%
2.0
 %
2.1
%
Operating Revenue
4.8
%
4.6
%
7.2
%
11.0
%
0.4
 %
3.4
%
2.1
 %
4.7
%

YTD 2018 vs. YTD 2017 Favorable/(Unfavorable)
Change in Operating Margin
Automotive OEM
Food Equipment
Test & Measurement and Electronics
Welding
Polymers & Fluids
Construction Products
Specialty Products
Total ITW
Operating Leverage
 30 bps
 40 bps
 120 bps
 150 bps
 10 bps
 50 bps
 10 bps
 50 bps
Changes in Variable Margin & OH Costs
 (30) bps
 (120) bps
 70 bps
 (40) bps
 (10) bps
 (10) bps
 (70) bps
 (100) bps (1)
Total Organic
 (80) bps
 190 bps
 110 bps
 40 bps
 (60) bps
 (50) bps
Acquisitions/Divestitures
Restructuring/Other
 10 bps
 10 bps
 (10) bps
 10 bps
 40 bps
 (20) bps
 20 bps
 10 bps
Total Operating Margin Change
 10 bps
 (70) bps
 180 bps
 120 bps
 40 bps
 20 bps
 (40) bps
 (40) bps
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total Operating Margin % *
22.8%
25.6%
23.9%
28.4%
21.4%
24.2%
27.2%
24.3%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
*Includes unfavorable operating margin impact of amortization expense from acquisition-related intangible assets
 50 bps
 70 bps
 270 bps
 30 bps
 380 bps
 40 bps
 110 bps
 140 bps**
** Amortization expense from acquisition-related intangible assets had an unfavorable impact of ($0.32) on GAAP earnings per share for the first nine months of 2018.
(1) The year-to-date period of 2017 included 90 basis points of favorability from the confidential legal settlement.







ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC. and SUBSIDIARIES
GAAP to NON-GAAP RECONCILIATIONS (UNAUDITED)

ADJUSTED AFTER-TAX RETURN ON AVERAGE INVESTED CAPITAL (UNAUDITED)
 
Three Months Ended
 
Nine Months Ended
 
Twelve Months Ended

September 30,
 
September 30,
 
December 31,
Dollars in millions
2018
 
2017
 
2018
 
2017
 
2017
Operating income(1)
$
889

 
$
960

 
$
2,724

 
$
2,639

 
$
3,485

Less: Legal settlement income

 
(80
)
 

 
(95
)
 
(95
)
Adjusted operating income
889

 
880

 
2,724

 
2,544

 
3,390

Tax rate(2)
25.5
%
 
29.3
%
 
25.0
%
 
28.7
%
 
28.3
%
Income taxes
(227
)
 
(259
)
 
(681
)
 
(731
)
 
(958
)
Operating income after taxes
$
662

 
$
621

 
$
2,043

 
$
1,813

 
$
2,432

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Invested capital:
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Trade receivables
$
2,777

 
$
2,672

 
$
2,777

 
$
2,672

 
$
2,628

Inventories
1,338

 
1,225

 
1,338

 
1,225

 
1,220

Net plant and equipment
1,799

 
1,759

 
1,799

 
1,759

 
1,778

Goodwill and intangible assets
5,785

 
6,051

 
5,785

 
6,051

 
6,024

Accounts payable and accrued expenses
(1,844
)
 
(1,816
)
 
(1,844
)
 
(1,816
)
 
(1,848
)
Other, net
(494
)
 
487

 
(494
)
 
487

 
21

Total invested capital
$
9,361

 
$
10,378

 
$
9,361

 
$
10,378

 
$
9,823

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Average invested capital
$
9,470

 
$
10,354

 
$
9,634

 
$
10,051

 
$
10,005

Annualized return on average invested capital
28.0
%
 
24.0
%
 
28.3
%
 
24.1
%
 
24.3
%

(1) 
The 2017 results have been restated to reflect the adoption of new accounting guidance in 2018 related to the presentation of net periodic benefit costs. The adoption of this guidance resulted in the presentation of $9 million, $5 million and $1 million of other net periodic benefit income in Other income (expense) rather than in Operating Income for the full year 2017, first nine months of 2017 and third quarter 2017, respectively, with no change in Net Income.

(2) 
The tax rate for the three months ended September 30, 2018 excludes a net discrete tax benefit of $15 million. The tax rate for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 represents the estimated effective tax rate for the full year of 2018, excluding the third quarter net discrete tax benefit. The tax rate for the twelve months ended December 31, 2017 excludes the impact of the $658 million discrete tax charge related to the 2017 U.S. tax legislation.

ROIC for the three months ended September 30, 2018 was 28%, an improvement of 400 basis points. ROIC for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 was 28.3%, an improvement of 420 basis points. The improvement in both periods was primarily the result of the new U.S. tax rules and regulations.

ADJUSTED FREE CASH FLOW (UNAUDITED)
 
Three Months Ended
 
Nine Months Ended
 
September 30,
 
September 30,
In millions
2018
 
2017
 
2018
 
2017
Net cash provided by operating activities
$
844

 
$
780

 
$
2,002

 
$
1,707

Less: Additions to plant and equipment
(101
)
 
(78
)
 
(282
)
 
(219
)
Free cash flow
$
743

 
$
702

 
$
1,720

 
$
1,488

Less: 2017 legal settlement

 
(65
)
 

 
(95
)
Adjusted free cash flow
$
743

 
$
637

 
$
1,720

 
$
1,393






ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC. and SUBSIDIARIES
GAAP to NON-GAAP RECONCILIATIONS (UNAUDITED)

IMPACT OF THE "TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT" AND LEGAL SETTLEMENT ON 2017 RESULTS

Following the passing of the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” in the U.S., ITW recorded a one-time tax charge of $658 million in the fourth quarter of 2017. Additionally, as previously disclosed, ITW entered into a confidential legal settlement, resulting in a favorable one-time benefit of $95 million, of which $15 million was recognized in the second quarter of 2017 and $80 million was recognized in the third quarter of 2017. The following schedules illustrate the impact of these items on the Company’s full year, fourth quarter and third quarter 2017 financial results:

 
 
Fourth Quarter 2017
 
Full Year 2017
Dollars in millions
 
As
Reported(1)
Tax
Charge
Ex. Tax Charge
 
As
Reported(1)
Legal
Item
Tax
Charge
Ex. Items
Total Revenue
 
$3,629
$3,629
 
$14,314
$14,314
Operating Income
 
846
846
 
3,485
+$95
3,390
Operating Margin
 
23.3%
23.3%
 
24.3%
+60 bps
23.7%
Tax Rate
 
109.6%
+82.7%-pts
26.9%
 
48.4%
+20.1%-pts
28.3%
Net Income (Loss)
 
$(76)
$(658)
$582
 
$1,687
+$59
($658)
$2,286
EPS
 
$(0.22)
$(1.92)
$1.70
 
$4.86
+$0.17
($1.90)
$6.59

 
 
Third Quarter 2017
Dollars in millions
 
As
Reported(1)
Legal
Item
Ex. Legal Item
Total Revenue
 
$3,615
$3,615
Operating Income
 
960
+$80
880
Operating Margin
 
26.6%
+230 bps
24.3%
EPS
 
$1.85
+$0.14
$1.71


(1) 
The 2017 results have been restated to reflect the adoption of new accounting guidance in 2018 related to the presentation of net periodic benefit costs. The adoption of this guidance resulted in the presentation of $9 million, $4 million and $1 million of other net periodic benefit income in Other income (expense) rather than in Operating Income for the full year 2017, fourth quarter 2017 and third quarter 2017, respectively, with no change in Net Income.


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