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Moog Reports Third Quarter Results

July 28, 2017

East Aurora, NY -- Moog Inc. (NYSE: MOG.A and MOG.B) announced today financial results for the quarter ended July 1, 2017.

Third Quarter Highlights

  • Diluted earnings per share of $1.11, up 11% from a year ago;
  • Sales of $626 million, up 2% from a year ago;
  • Operating margins of 10.2%, down from a comparatively high Q3 last year and in line with expectations;
  • Unusually low tax rate, at 17%;
  • Strong cash flow from operating activities;
  • Completed the sale of European space businesses.

Segment Results

Total Aircraft Controls sales in the quarter were $283 million, up 4% year over year. Commercial aircraft revenues increased 10%, to $153 million. Sales of OEM products to Airbus increased 41%, to $40 million, driven by an increase in A350 program sales. Boeing OEM sales were off 6%, at $62 million. Commercial aftermarket sales increased $4 million, to $31 million.

Military aircraft sales of $130 million were down 3%. Military aftermarket sales of $43 million were down 14%, mostly due to the timing of F-35 depot activity. Military OEM sales were 3% higher on an increase in F-35 sales.

Space and Defense segment sales were $95 million, up 2% year over year. Defense sales were up 7% on increased demand for U.S. ground vehicle and naval systems, which offset lower sales of missile systems. Space sales were 3% lower, the result of the European space business divested in Q1 fiscal ‘17.

Industrial Systems segment sales in the quarter were $122 million, down 6% from a year ago but up 6% from Q2. About one-third of the decline was due to weaker foreign currencies relative to the U.S. Dollar. Energy sales were off 20% and industrial automation sales were off 13%.  Simulation and test sales were very strong, up 28%.

Components segment sales in the quarter were $127 million, 7% higher year over year. Aerospace and defense sales were flat while industrial sales for specialty markets were 26% higher, benefitting from the recent Rotary Transfer Systems acquisition which closed in early April. Medical market sales of $47 million were slightly higher as increased sales of pumps and sensors offset lower CT scan slip ring sales.

Consolidated 12-month backlog was $1.2 billion.

Fiscal 2017 Outlook

  • Forecast sales raised $10 million from last quarter’s forecast, to $2.46 billion, up 2% over last year;
  • Forecast earnings per share raised $0.25 to $3.75, plus or minus $0.10;
  • Forecast full year operating margins of 10.1%, a slight increase from last quarter’s forecast;
  • Another year of solid cash flow from operations.

“Q3 was another good quarter,” said John Scannell, Chairman and CEO. “With nine months behind us, FY17 is shaping up nicely. Today we’re pleased to be raising our full-year guidance by $0.25 per share to reflect a stronger operational performance and a reduced tax rate.”

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 90 minutes 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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  • 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.

These factors are not exhaustive. New factors, risks and uncertainties may emerge from time to time that may affect the forward-looking statements made herein. Given these factors, risks and uncertainties, investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as predictive of future results. We disclaim any obligation to update the forward-looking statements made in this report.

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