Carrier Hosts 2022 Investor Day, Outlines Strategy for Long-Term Growth and Value Creation
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., Feb. 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Carrier Global Corporation (NYSE: CARR), the leading global provider of healthy, safe, sustainable and intelligent building and cold chain solutions, is hosting its 2022 Investor Day today at the Center for Intelligent Buildings, beginning at 8:30 a.m. ET. The event will be webcast live on ir.carrier.com.
Carrier Chairman & CEO Dave Gitlin, CFO Patrick Goris, and other members of the senior leadership team will provide details on the company's strategy to drive the next phase of its growth, including how it plans to capitalize on global trends to capture significant market share with its differentiated products and services.
"Our industry is at the epicenter of some of the world's most critical secular trends, including health and wellness, sustainability, digitalization and the growing global middle class," said Gitlin. "We are well positioned to meet this moment as we shift from being an equipment provider to a solutions provider, demonstrating the power of the integrated Carrier portfolio. Looking ahead, I am confident that we have the strategic focus, experienced team and playbook required to increase aftermarket and digitally enabled revenues to outpace a growing market."
Medium-Term Value Creation Framework
In conjunction with today's announcement, the company is updating its medium-term value creation framework:**
- Organic sales* growth of ~6-8% per year
- Annual gross cost productivity of 2-3%
- Adjusted operating margin* expansion of more than 50 bps per year
- Double-digit growth in adjusted EPS*
- Free cash flow* conversion of ~100%
The presentation materials will be available on ir.carrier.com.
*See "Use and Definitions of Non-GAAP Financial Measures" below for additional information.
**Before M&A, including Toshiba Carrier Corp.
As the leading global provider of healthy, safe, sustainable and intelligent building and cold chain solutions, Carrier Global Corporation is committed to making the world safer, sustainable and more comfortable for generations to come. From the beginning, we've led in inventing new technologies and entirely new industries. Today, we continue to lead because we have a world-class, diverse workforce that puts the customer at the center of everything we do. For more information, visit corporate.carrier.com or follow Carrier on social media at @Carrier.
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