Moog Reports Increased Sales and Earnings Per Share
25 April 2014
East Aurora, NY - Moog Inc. (NYSE: MOG.A and MOG.B) today announced second quarter net earnings of $38 million and earnings per share of $.82, a 3% increase over last year. Total sales of $650 million were up 1% from a year ago.
Total Aircraft Controls sales in the quarter were $275 million, up 6%. The Company’s commercial OEM sales were $99 million, 17% higher, including $58 million in sales to Boeing and $17 million in Airbus sales. Commercial aftermarket sales of $35 million were up 19% on initial provisioning spares for the 787 program.
Military aircraft sales were down 3% to $141 million. F-35 Joint Strike Fighter production revenues were higher but offset by lower revenues for other fighter and helicopter programs including Light Combat Aircraft, Black Hawk and the V-22 tilt rotor aircraft. Military aftermarket sales were down 4% to $59 million.
Space and Defense segment sales, at $95 million, were 10% lower than a year ago. Products sold for satellite and launch vehicles were $52 million, down 16%. Defense sector sales for ground vehicles were lower but were offset by stronger sales of security products, which increased 10%.
The Company’s Industrial Systems segment had sales of $151 million, an increase of $7 million, or 5%. Sales of controls for industrial automation applications were $9 million higher, at $80 million. Sales of energy controls totaled $39 million and included a $3 million increase in sales of wind energy pitch controls. Simulation and test products, including motion bases for flight training simulators, were down $4 million as major simulation customers adjusted their inventories.
Sales for the Components Group of $101 million were $2 million higher than last year’s second quarter. Sales of industrial products were stronger due to the Aspen Motion Control acquisition completed a year ago. Aerospace and defense sales were down 11% while medical and energy sales were unchanged.
The Medical Devices segment had sales of $27 million, down $8 million year over year, the result of the June 2013 Ethox Buffalo sale as well as recent inventory adjustments for pumps and sets at a distribution partner.
The Company’s twelve month backlog is $1.4 billion.
The Company also updated its projections for 2014 to include sales for the year at $2.64 billion, net earnings of $169 million and earnings per share of $3.65.
"This was a good news quarter with earnings coming in ahead of plan and healthy cash flow," said John Scannell, Chairman and CEO. ”We are anticipating margins will improve in the second half on slightly higher sales and an improving mix."
Moog Inc. is a worldwide designer, manufacturer, and integrator of precision control components and systems. Moog’s high-performance systems control military and commercial aircraft, satellites and space vehicles, launch vehicles, missiles, automated industrial machinery, wind energy, marine and medical equipment. Additional information about the Company can be found at www.moog.com.
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- the markets we serve are cyclical and sensitive to domestic and foreign economic conditions and events, which may cause our operating results to fluctuate;
- we operate in highly competitive markets with competitors who may have greater resources than we possess;
- we depend heavily on government contracts that may not be fully funded or may be terminated, and the failure to receive funding or the termination of one or more of these contracts could reduce our sales and increase our costs;
- we make estimates in accounting for long-term contracts, and changes in these estimates may have significant impacts on our earnings;
- we enter into fixed-price contracts, which could subject us to losses if we have cost overruns;
- if our subcontractors or suppliers fail to perform their contractual obligations, our prime contract performance and our ability to obtain future business could be materially and adversely impacted;
- contracting on government programs is subject to significant regulation, including rules related to bidding, billing and accounting kickbacks and false claims, and any non-compliance could subject us to fines and penalties or possible debarment;
- the loss of Boeing as a customer or a significant reduction in sales to Boeing could adversely impact our operating results;
- our new product research and development efforts may not be successful which could reduce our sales and earnings;
- our inability to adequately enforce and protect our intellectual property or defend against assertions of infringement could prevent or restrict our ability to compete;
- our business operations may be adversely affected by information systems interruptions, intrusions or new software implementations;
- our indebtedness and restrictive covenants under our credit facilities could limit our operational and financial flexibility;
- significant changes in discount rates, rates of return on pension assets, mortality tables and other factors could affect our earnings and equity and increase our pension funding requirements;
- a write-off of all or part of our goodwill or other intangible assets could adversely affect our operating results and net worth;
- our sales and earnings may be affected if we cannot identify, acquire or integrate strategic acquisitions, or if we engage in divesting activities;
- our operations in foreign countries expose us to political and currency risks and adverse changes in local legal and regulatory environments;
- unforeseen exposure to additional income tax liabilities may affect our operating results;
- government regulations could limit our ability to sell our products outside the United States and could otherwise adversely affect our business;
- the failure or misuse of our products may damage our reputation, necessitate a product recall or result in claims against us that exceed our insurance coverage, thereby requiring us to pay significant damages;
- future terror attacks, war, natural disasters or other catastrophic events beyond our control could negatively impact our business; and
- our operations are subject to environmental laws, and complying with those laws may cause us to incur significant costs.
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