Moog Reports Second Quarter Results
April 26, 2019
East Aurora, NY ‐‐ Moog Inc. (NYSE: MOG.A and MOG.B) announced today financial results for the quarter ended March 30, 2019.
Second Quarter Highlights
Sales of $719 million, up 4% from a year ago;
Diluted earnings per share of $1.20 includes a $0.20 per share charge related to a supplier quality issue in
the Aircraft Controls segment;
Cash flow from operations of $45 million.
Total Aircraft Controls segment sales in the quarter were $321 million, up 3% year over year. Military aircraft sales of $155 million were unchanged. F‐35 Joint Strike Fighter sales increased 4%. Other OEM military sales were down 11%, to $68 million, attributed to lower sales in helicopter product lines. Military aftermarket sales were $53 million, up 13% on F‐35 and V‐22 program activity.
Commercial aircraft revenues increased 6%, to $166 million. Boeing OEM sales were $64 million, up 12% on strong 787 sales. Airbus sales of $44 million increased 12% on A350 deliveries. Other legacy OEM sales were higher year over year. Commercial aftermarket sales were down 9%, mostly due to lower business jet and 787 activity.
Space and Defense segment sales were $165 million, up 15% year over year. Defense sales were up 30%, to $111 million, on increases in all product lines. Space sales were off 8%, attributed to decreases in sales of space avionics and satellite products, compared to last year’s strong second quarter.
Industrial Systems segment sales in the quarter were $233 million, mostly unchanged from last year’s second quarter. The Company’s exit from the wind pitch controls business last year reduced energy market sales, but were offset, in part, by higher sales for energy exploration applications. Industrial automation sales were up a healthy 7%, to $116 million, helped by the large motor acquisition in the Czech Republic. Medical market sales were 6% higher on strong enteral pump sales. Simulation and test sales were mostly unchanged.
Total backlog was $2.2 billion, with consolidated 12‐month backlog at $1.6 billion, up 26% from a year ago.
Fiscal 2019 Outlook
The Company updated its projections for fiscal 2019.
Forecast sales of $2.88 billion, unchanged from 90 days ago;
Forecast earnings per share of $5.05, plus or minus $0.20;
Forecast full year operating margins of 11.4%;
Forecast cash flow from operations of $270 million;
Forecast effective tax rate of 26.0%.
“Overall, Q2 was another good quarter for our operations with sales up and adjusted earnings per share ahead of our guidance,” said John Scannell, Chairman and CEO. “We took a reserve in the quarter for the future costs associated with a supplier quality issue in our Aircraft Group, but apart from this reserve, at the half way mark, the year is shaping up nicely.”
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 www.moog.com/investors/communications. 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, marine and medical equipment. Additional information about the company can be found at www.moog.com.
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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
we make estimates in accounting for over time 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;
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;
we are involved in various legal proceedings, the outcome of which may be unfavorable to us;
future terror attacks, war, natural disasters or other catastrophic events beyond our control could negatively
impact our business; and
our operations are subject to environmental laws, and complying with those laws may cause us to incur
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.
Ann Marie Luhr