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Financials Nav AUTOMATION OVERVIEW WHY ROCKWELL AUTOMATION CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY OUR FINANCIALS

FINANCIAL STRENGTH & DISCIPLINED CASH DEPLOYMENT

PERFORMANCE

  • Strong balance sheet, cash flow generation and strong track record of returning cash to shareowners
  • Best in class ROIC; an intellectual capital business
  • Experienced leadership team adept at managing through cycles
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ABOVE MARKET
GROWTH

Above market revenue growth starts with market share growth in our core platforms. The concept of Information Solutions and Connected Services is a proxy for the new value coming from the Connected Enterprise. And finally, acquisitions deliver a point or more of growth each year on average.

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FRAMEWORK FOR CONTINUED SUPERIOR FINANCIAL RETURNS

Our longer term framework for financial performance starts with organic sales growth, which drives earnings conversion (incremental margins). Free cash flow conversion of 100% or more and a strong balance sheet provide significant capacity for strategic capital deployment, including acquisitions and share repurchases. As a result, we expect EPS growth to outpace revenue growth and ROIC to remain over 20%.

30-35% Earnings
30-35% Earnings Conversion at Mid-Single-Digit Organic Growth
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UPWARD TREND IN SEGMENT MARGINS
30-35% Earnings
100% or More Free Cash Flow Conversion
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HIGH QUALITY EARNINGS, SIGNIFICANT CAPITAL DEPLOYMENT FLEXIBILITY
30-35% Earnings
Solid Balance Sheet
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SIGNIFICANT CAPACITY FOR STRATEGIC CAPITAL DEPLOYMENT
30-35% Earnings
EPS Growth > Revenue Growth
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SCALE BENEFITS, SHARE REPURCHASES
30-35% Earnings
ROIC >20%
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DISCIPLINED CAPITAL DEPLOYMENT

CAPITAL
DEPLOYMENT

Our strong balance sheet provides us with significant flexibility and capacity to deploy capital. Our capital deployment priorities have not changed: Make investments to fund organic growth, drive a point or more per year of growth from strategic acquisitions, and return excess cash to shareowners through dividends and share repurchases.

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2008–2017 PERFORMANCE SNAPSHOT

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* Free cash flow excluding impact of voluntary U.S. pension contributions

TOTAL SHAREOWNER
RETURN HISTORY

Our above market sales growth, top financial performance and disciplined capital deployment create a total shareowner return that is consistently above the S&P 500.

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