Moog's Third Quarter Earnings Increase 16%
27 July 2012
East Aurora, NY - Moog Inc. (NYSE: MOG.A and MOG.B) announced today third quarter earnings of $39 million, or $.85 a share, an increase of 16% over last year’s $.73 per share. Sales in the quarter of $611 million were up 5% from last year’s $583 million.
Aircraft sales in the quarter of $242 million were up 10%, or $22 million, from a year ago. Stronger military aircraft sales of $142 million included F-35 sales of $21 million, up 9%, and higher sales for V-22, up 6%. Aftermarket sales of $49 million were down 10% from a very strong third quarter a year ago. The decline in military aftermarket was partly due to lower V-22 activity related to the timing of shipments.
Commercial aircraft sales of $100 million were up $14 million, or 16%. Sales of OEM products to Boeing were unchanged at $34 million while Airbus sales were up 20%. Sales of controls for business jets were $11 million, or 6% higher than last year. Commercial aftermarket revenue, at $30 million, was 25% higher in the quarter due in part to initial provisioning of 787 spares.
Space and Defense sales of $87 million were 9% higher in the quarter. Space market sales were up 19% from last year on strength in commercial programs. The recent acquisition of Bradford Engineering added $2 million in sales. Defense sales were stronger, up 15%, on increased sales of components for tactical missiles and work on a Light Armored Vehicle program.
The Industrial Systems segment contributed sales of $158 million. Real sales growth of $10 million was largely offset by currency effects. Energy sales were up slightly at $47 million on increased sales of gas and steam turbine controls while wind energy sales were close to last year’s level. Industrial automation sales were softer, down 7%, primarily due to currency effects. Sales of test and simulation products were up $5 million, or 16%, as demand grows globally for flight simulators.
The Components segment had sales in the quarter of $90 million, up 3% from last year. Products sold into marine applications were higher at $12 million and industrial sales were 22% higher. Sales into the aerospace and defense markets were down 6%. Space and medical sales were unchanged.
The Medical Devices segment had sales of $34 million, down 12% from a record quarter a year ago but in line with the average for the year.
The current backlog of $1.3 billion was unchanged from the same quarter a year ago.
The Company affirmed its earnings per share guidance of $3.31, up 12% for the year ending September 2012. Sales are now forecast at $2.45 billion, with net earnings unchanged at $152 million.
The Company also provided its initial projections for fiscal 2013. Given the uncertain global industrial economic outlook, the Company’s initial forecast includes a sales range of $2.56 billion to $2.61 billion. The result would be net earnings in a range of $161 million to $170 million, and earnings per share of $3.50 to $3.70, a 6% increase at the low end and a 12% increase at the high end.
"The third quarter was another great quarter for the company with earnings up nicely from 12 months ago,” said John Scannell, CEO. “We are on track for a good finish to the year and planning to meet our target of $3.31 per share, a 12% increase over fiscal 2011. Each of our segments is contributing to this strong performance. As we look out to fiscal 2013, we are forecasting further growth in sales and earnings for the company. The economic turmoil in Europe and the potential cuts in US defense spending may present us with some challenges in the year ahead. However, our global presence and market diversity should serve us well as we manage our way through whatever challenges the macro environment may throw at us."
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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