Moog Reports First Quarter Sales Up 4%

24 January 2014

East Aurora, NY – Moog Inc. (NYSE: MOG.A and MOG.B) today announced first quarter sales of $643 million, up 4% from a year ago. Net earnings were $32 million and earnings per share were $.70, both lower compared to last year’s first quarter. Results in the quarter included a charge of $.12 per share for costs associated with the previously announced redemption of high yield notes and a $.06 per share investment write down. Exclusive of those charges, adjusted earnings per share of $.88 were up 17% from a year ago.  

Aircraft segment sales, at $265 million, were up 5% from last year. Commercial aircraft sales increased 25% on very strong OEM production which included $56 million in sales to Boeing and $19 million in sales to Airbus. Commercial aircraft aftermarket sales of $29 million were 8% higher.  

Military aircraft sales were down 8% to $138 million. OEM sales were off 5% due to lower V-22 production rates and slowing development program activity on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Military aftermarket sales were 13% lower, at $50 million.

Space and Defense sales of $99 million were 15% higher than a year ago. Sales in space markets were up 21%, driven by last year’s Broad Reach acquisition. Combined sales for the defense and security markets were 8% higher.

Industrial Systems sales of $144 million were down 3%. Sales of simulation and test systems and industrial automation products were down 2% while sales of energy products were down 4%.

Components Group sales, at $103 million, increased 3% year over year. Industrial automation sales were $8 million higher with the addition of Aspen Motion Technologies, acquired in fiscal ‘13. Medical components sales were 6% higher. Sales into aerospace and defense markets were mostly unchanged. Sales of energy market products were lower as sales into marine markets a year ago were unusually high.

Medical Devices segment sales of $32 million were 9% lower, the result of the sale of the Ethox Buffalo operation six months ago. Higher pump sales offset lower sales of administration sets in the quarter.

Twelve month consolidated backlog was $1.4 billion, up 9% from a year ago.

The company also updated its projections for fiscal 2014. Compared with the forecast of 90 days ago, the company is planning to invest an additional $.15 per share in Aircraft R&D and $.10 per share in their SAP business system conversion. The company is also reducing its sales forecast for the year by $45 million which will result in $.10 per share lower earnings. The revised forecast is sales of $2.63 billion, net earnings of $169 million and earnings per share of $3.65.  

"We're off to a slow start in fiscal ‘14,” said John Scannell, Chairman and CEO. "Our commercial aircraft business is strong, but our defense and industrial markets are weaker than plan. Despite the difficult market conditions, we continue to invest in programs which will deliver long term benefits. Although we have revised our fiscal '14 outlook downward somewhat, it is still a step up from fiscal '13. We will continue to focus on cost reductions and margin improvement as we move through the year."

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, Chairman and CEO, and Don Fishback, CFO, will host the call. Listeners can access the call live or in replay mode at 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

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