Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)


12 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2022
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
Background Background
Hillenbrand, Inc. is a global industrial company with multiple leading brands that serve a wide variety of industries around the world.  The Company strives to provide superior return for our shareholders, exceptional value for our customers, and great professional opportunities for our employees, and to be responsible to our communities through deployment of the Hillenbrand Operating Model (“HOM”). The HOM is a consistent and repeatable framework designed to produce sustainable and predictable results.  The HOM describes the Company’s mission, vision, values, and mindset as leaders; applies our management practices in Strategy Management, Segmentation, Lean, Talent Development, and Acquisitions; and prescribes three steps (Understand, Focus, and Grow) designed to make the Company’s businesses both bigger and better.  The Company’s goal is to continue developing Hillenbrand as a world-class global industrial company through the deployment of the HOM.

Hillenbrand’s portfolio is composed of three reportable operating segments:  Advanced Process Solutions, Molding Technology Solutions, and Batesville®.  Advanced Process Solutions is a leading global provider of compounding, extrusion, and material handling, screening and separating equipment and systems, and services for a wide variety of manufacturing and other industrial processes. Molding Technology Solutions is a global leader in highly engineered and customized equipment and systems in plastic technology and processing. Batesville is a recognized leader in the death care industry in North America. “Hillenbrand,” the “Company,” “we,” “us,” “our,” and similar words refer to Hillenbrand and its subsidiaries unless context otherwise requires.

As a result of the Russian Federation’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 (the “Ukraine War”), various nations, including the U.S., have instituted economic sanctions and other responsive measures, which have resulted in an increased level of global economic and political uncertainty. Any such geopolitical instability and uncertainty could have a negative impact on our ability to sell to, ship products to, collect payments from, and support customers in certain regions. The effects of the Ukraine War and such associated measures on management’s estimates and consolidated results of operations through September 30, 2022, are reflected in the Consolidated Financial Statements. As of and for the year-end September 30, 2022, the effects of the Ukraine War have not had a material impact on the Consolidated Financial Statements.

In addition, it has now been more than two years since March 11, 2020, when the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of the novel strain of coronavirus (“COVID-19”) a global pandemic and recommended containment and mitigation measures worldwide. The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and such associated measures on management’s estimates and consolidated results of operations through September 30, 2022 are reflected in the Consolidated Financial Statements. Given the unprecedented nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Company cannot reasonably estimate the full extent of the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to have on its consolidated financial condition, and the consolidated results of operations, and cash flows in the foreseeable future. The ultimate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Company is highly uncertain and will depend on future developments, and such impacts could exist for an extended period of time, even after the COVID-19 pandemic subsides or if variant strains of the virus further impacts the global economy or the Company. Events and changes in circumstances arising after September 30, 2022, including those resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and Ukraine War, will be reflected in management’s estimates for future periods in subsequent periodic filings.