Moog Reports Second Quarter Results
“We find ourselves in unprecedented times,” said John Scannell, Chairman and CEO. “The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting every single one of us in a deep and personal way. We hope everyone is taking care of themselves and their families. In difficult circumstances like these, we believe business must be a force for good. Our priorities are clear. First and foremost, is the health and safety of our employees and their families, and second, meeting the needs of our customers, and thereby securing the financial well-being of the company. We are facing a global economic disruption and working hard to create value for all our stakeholders is now more important than ever. Our employees are rising to the occasion and I’m humbled by their dedication and commitment.”
Second Quarter Highlights
• Sales of $765 million, up 6% from a year ago;
• Operating margins of 11.0% up from 10.8% a year ago;
• Diluted earnings per share of $1.48, up 26% from a year ago;
• Effective tax rate of 19.2%; and
• $39 million cash flow from operating activities.
Late in the second quarter, business disruptions related to the pandemic started to affect the Company’s operations. Given the considerable uncertainty around the extent and duration of these circumstances, and how they will impact operations, the Company is suspending its previously provided fiscal year 2020 guidance.
Actions that have been taken to address business pressures and preserve liquidity include:
• Temporarily suspending dividend payments;
• Temporarily suspending share buyback activities;
• Minimizing capital spend;
• Reducing discretionary spending;
• Implementing hiring and salary freezes;
• Aligning company resources and incoming inventory to be in line with expected customer demand;
• Optimizing the timing of cash flow; and
• Implementing vendor financing programs.
Total Aircraft Controls segment sales in the quarter were $341 million, up 6% year over year. Military aircraft sales of $176 million were 13% higher. F-35 Joint Strike Fighter sales were very strong, up23%. Military aftermarket sales of $61 million, increased 14%, on F-35 and F-15 sustainment activity.
Commercial aircraft revenues were unchanged, at $166 million. Boeing OEM sales were slightly higher, at $65 million, on increased 787 sales. Airbus sales of $38 million were down 13%, tied tolower A350 deliveries. Commercial aftermarket sales increased 7%, on activity across multiple programs.
Space and Defense segment sales were $193 million, up 17% year over year. Space sales of $74 million increased 38%, driven by Department of Defense and NASA launch vehicle programs, and satellite engines. Defense sales were up 7%, to $119 million, on increases in missile, vehicle and naval product lines.
Industrial Systems segment sales in the quarter were $231 million, slightly lower compared to last year’s second quarter. Stronger energy market sales, up 23%, were helped by the GAT acquisition based in Germany. Medical market sales were 12% higher on very strong IV pump sales. Lower sales of industrial automation products, off 9%, and simulation and test products, off 18%, were tied to weak demand in China during the quarter.
Mr. Scannell concluded, “Overall, the second quarter was very strong with the impact from the pandemic only starting to affect our operations late in the quarter. As we look forward, our diversity across markets and our strong balance sheet are key to navigating the short-term challenges, while the strength of our franchise and our fundamental approach to business are the basis for our continued long-term success.”
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 Jennifer Walter, 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 approximately 90 minutesprior 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 face various risks related to health epidemics such as the global COVID-19 pandemic, which may have material adverse consequences on our operations, financial position, cash flows, and those of our customers and suppliers;
• 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 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;
• We may not be able to prevent, or timely detect, issues with our products and our manufacturing processes which may adversely affect our operations and our earnings;
• Contracting on government programs is subject to significant regulation, including rules related to bidding, billing and accounting kickbacks, and any false claims or non-compliance could subject us to fines, 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 products and technology research and development efforts are substantial and 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;
• The potential phase out of LIBOR may negatively impact our debt agreements and financial position, results of operations and liquidity;
• 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;
• The United Kingdom's decision to exit the European Union may bring short-term and long-term adverse impacts on our results of operations;
• Escalating tariffs, restrictions on imports or other trade barriers between the United States and various countries may impact our results of operations;
• 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;
• Our operations are subject to environmental laws, and complying with those laws may cause us to incur significant costs.
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.