Moog Inc. Announces Third Quarter Results

EAST AURORA, NY--(Marketwired - July 29, 2016) - Moog Inc. (NYSE: MOG.A) (NYSE: MOG.B) announced today third quarter earnings per share of $1.00, up 6% from a year ago on slightly lower sales of $613 million. Cash flow from operating activities was strong in the quarter, at $82 million, while net earnings were flat at $36 million.

Total Aircraft Controls sales in the quarter were $274 million, up 1% from a year ago. Commercial aircraft sales of $140 million were up 8%. Sales of OEM products to Airbus increased 45%, to $28 million, on the A350 production ramp up. Boeing OEM product sales were 13% higher, at $66 million, on increased sales across all platforms. Commercial aftermarket revenues of $27 million were down 12% due to lower initial provisioning of 787 spares and softer business jet activity.

Military aircraft sales of $134 million were 5% lower year over year. OEM sales were down 6%, to $84 million, due to declines in V-22 tilt rotor and Black Hawk helicopter sales. F-35 production sales were 7% higher. Military aftermarket sales were down 4%, to $50 million, as the C-5M Super Galaxy upgrade program winds down. F-35 aftermarket sales were higher on increased depot repair activity.

Space and Defense segment sales were $91 million, 5% lower than last year. Space sales were $44 million, a decrease of 8% due to lower sales of avionics and components. Defense sales were $47 million, down marginally due to slower military vehicle sales.

Sales in the Company's Industrial Systems segment were flat at $130 million. Energy market sales were 8% higher, at $33 million, helped by higher sales of wind energy products into Europe and China. Industrial automation sales were $69 million, off 3%. Simulation and test product sales were $28 million, also off 3%, reflecting strong prior year sales of test equipment.

Components segment sales, at $92 million, were 18% lower than last year. Sales of aerospace and defense products were $42 million, down 14%, on softer OEM program and aftermarket sales. Sales into energy, industrial and medical markets continued to experience weakness across a range of products and programs.

The Medical Devices segment had sales of $26 million, up 1%, on increased sales of enteral pumps and administration sets. Through the first nine months of the year, excluding the previously divested life sciences business, organic growth in the segment is 8% year over year.

The current backlog is $1.2 billion.

The Company updated its projections for fiscal 2016, ending October 1, 2016, to include sales of $2.42 billion. The earnings per share midpoint is unchanged, at $3.35, and the range has been narrowed to plus or minus $.10 per share.

"Overall we had a good third quarter," said John Scannell, Chairman and CEO. "Sales were slightly down but EPS was ahead of our guidance and we had strong cash flow. In addition, our aircraft team celebrated the flawless operation of our flight controls as part of the successful first flight of the Embraer E2 jet. With one quarter left to go, we're refining our sales forecast for the year, while keeping our EPS forecast unchanged from 90 days ago."

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. Supplemental financial data will be available on the webcast web page approximately 60 minutes prior to the conference call. Listeners can access the call live or in replay mode at

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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