Moog Reports Second Quarter Earnings

1 May 2015

East Aurora, NY - Moog Inc. (NYSE: MOG.A and MOG.B) today announced second quarter net earnings of $32 million and earnings per share of $.80, a 2% decrease from last year. Adjusted EPS of $.96 was up 17%. Total sales of $637 million were also down 2% from a year ago.

The results for the quarter included a non-cash charge of $8 million related to an accounting correction in the Space and Defense segment and a non-cash charge of $1 million on the sale of two small operations in the Medical Devices segment.

Aircraft segment sales in the quarter were $274 million, unchanged from a year ago. Commercial Aircraft sales were 5% higher, at $140 million, with commercial OEM sales, up 12% to $111 million. Sales to Boeing were $64 million and Airbus sales were $22 million. Commercial aftermarket sales of $29 million were off 16% on last year’s strong initial provisioning spares for the 787 program.

Military aircraft sales were down $7 million, to $134 million. OEM sales were down $2 million, to $80 million, with lower revenues on F-18 production and the KC-46 tanker development program offsetting higher F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and V-22 tilt rotor sales. Military aftermarket sales were down 8%, to $54 million.

Space and Defense segment sales were $93 million, down 2% from a year ago. Defense sales were up 2% on strong sales of missile and naval controls that were offset by weak security sales. Space sales were down 6%.

The Company’s Industrial Systems segment had sales of $129 million, down 15%, with the decline primarily tied to negative foreign currency effects. A general weakness across global industrial markets resulted in lower sales for industrial automation applications, down 15%. Sales of energy controls were off 16% and sales of simulation and test products, including motion bases for flight training simulators, were 12% lower.

Sales for the Components segment were 7% higher, at $109 million. Sales of aerospace and defense products were $46 million, up 11%. Industrial product sales were up 9%, energy sales were 6% higher and medical sales were mostly unchanged.

The Medical Devices segment had sales of $32 million, a 16% increase, with improvements in sales for pumps and administration sets.

The Company’s twelve month backlog is $1.3 billion.

The Company updated its projections for 2015 to include sales for the year at $2.54 billion, net earnings of $142 million and earnings per share of $3.55. The moderated guidance includes $.24 of negative special adjustments.

“We had some unusual charges this quarter," said John Scannell, Chairman and CEO. "Excluding these charges, our underlying business performed well in the face of an adverse shift in our aircraft sales, and on-going macroeconomic headwinds. As we navigate through these challenges, we continue to focus on operational improvements, strong cash flow and allocating capital to create value for our shareholders."

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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  • 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;
  • we may not realize the full amounts reflected in our backlog as revenue, which could adversely affect our future revenue and growth prospects;
  • 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 The Boeing Company as a customer or a significant reduction in sales to The Boeing Company 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 adversely 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 otherwise adversely affect our business;
  • governmental regulations and customer demands related to conflict minerals may adversely impact our operating results;
  • 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;
  • our operations are subject to environmental laws, and complying with those laws may cause us to incur significant costs; and
  • we are involved in various legal proceedings, the outcome of which may be unfavorable to us.

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