Moog Announces Fourth Quarter and Year End Results

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1 November 2013

East Aurora, NY -- Moog Inc. (NYSE: MOG.A and MOG.B) announced today fiscal year 2013 sales of $2.61 billion, up 6%. Net earnings of $120 million and EPS of $2.63 were both lower than last year. Fiscal ’13 included a $.52 goodwill impairment charge in Medical Devices in the fourth quarter, $.15 of asset write-downs in the third quarter and $.20 of restructuring during the year. Exclusive of those charges, adjusted net earnings of $161 million and adjusted earnings per share of $3.50 were up 5% from a year ago. 

For the fourth quarter, sales of $676 million were up 7%. Net earnings at $16 million and earnings per share of $.34, were down from a year ago. Exclusive of the Medical impairment and restructuring charges, fourth quarter adjusted net earnings were $44 million and EPS was $.96, up 5% from last year. 

Aircraft Controls sales for the year crossed the billion dollar mark for the first time. Sales of $1.1 billion were up 10%. Commercial aircraft sales were very strong, up 20%. Total military sales were $596 million, up 4%, on K-46 tanker development, F-35 production and aftermarket sales. Military aftermarket sales were $231 million, 8% higher.

In the fourth quarter, Aircraft Controls sales of $276 million increased 9% from the same quarter last year. Commercial revenues increased 23% as production rates for aircraft continue to ramp up. Military aircraft sales were down slightly, at $146 million, on slower OEM deliveries. Military aftermarket sales were marginally higher at $62 million. 

Space and Defense sales of $396 million for the year were 10% higher. Sales of controls for spacecraft, payloads and space exploration programs increased 28%, driven by acquisitions and NASA program sales. Defense sales were 5% lower as program deliveries slowed. Security product sales were $48 million. For the fourth quarter, Space and Defense sales mirrored the trend for the year.

Industrial Systems had revenues for the year of $592 million, a 7% decrease from last year. Wind energy sales were down 38% from a year ago as demand in China and Europe declined. Industrial automation sales were down 3%, with most of the underlying markets experiencing softness. Sales for simulation and test equipment were stronger, up 6%. Non-renewable energy product sales were 3% higher. Industrial Systems sales in the fourth quarter were up 2% at $153 million.

Components segment sales were $415 million for the year, up 11%. The growth was in energy, industrial and medical markets with aerospace and defense sales unchanged. Sales for the quarter were a record $105 million. Both the year and fourth quarter sales reflected higher energy and industrial sales because of the Tritech and Aspen Motion Technologies acquisitions.

Medical Devices generated sales of $147 million for the year, up 5% from the year previous on higher pump and administration set sales. For the quarter, sales in Medical Devices of $39 million were up 9% from a year ago.  

Year-end backlog of $1.3 billion was level with the prior year. 

The Company also affirmed its projections for fiscal 2014. The Company’s forecast includes sales of $2.67 billion and earnings per share in a range of $3.90 to $4.10. The midpoint, $4.00, represents a 14% increase in adjusted EPS.

“The fourth quarter was another quarter of adjustment as we get our house in order for a better 2014,” said John Scannell, CEO. “Fiscal ’13 will be remembered as the year of restructuring and write-offs. Looking past these adjustments, our fiscal ’13 operational performance was actually up on fiscal ’12 and we look forward to further improvements in fiscal ’14.”

In conjunction with today’s release, Moog will host a conference call beginning at 10:00 a.m. ET, which will be broadcast live over the Internet. John Scannell, CEO, and Don Fishback, CFO, will host the call. Listeners can access the call live or in replay mode at  ww.moog.com/investors/communications. Supplemental financial data will be available on the webcast web page prior to the conference call.

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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