Moog Reports Fourth Quarter and Year End Results 2020

November 6th, 2020

East Aurora, NY -- Moog Inc. (NYSE: MOG.A and MOG.B) announced today financial results for the quarter and fiscal year ended October 3, 2020.

Fourth Quarter Highlights

·     Sales of $707 million, down 8% from a year ago;

·     GAAP diluted loss per share of ($2.40) includes $0.36 per share in pandemic-related charges and a $2.85 per share non-cash charge related to settlement accounting on the U.S defined benefit pension plan;

·     Non-GAAP adjusted earnings per share of $0.81;

·     Operating margins of 6.1% with adjusted operating margins of 8.3%; and

·     $91 million cash flow from operating activities.

Full-Year 2020 Highlights

·     Sales of $2.9 billion, down 1% from a year ago;

·     GAAP diluted earnings per share of $0.28 includes $1.68 per share in pandemic-related charges and $2.85 per share charge related to settlement accounting on the U.S defined benefit pension plan;

·     Non-GAAP adjusted earnings per share of $4.81;

·     Operating margins of 7.5% with adjusted operating margins of 10.0%; and

·     $279 million cash flow from operating activities.


Fiscal 2021 Outlook


Given the considerable uncertainty around the extent and duration of business disruptions related to the pandemic, the Company is not providing guidance for fiscal year 2021.


Segment Results

Aircraft Controls segment sales in the quarter were $275 million, down 19% year over year. Military OEM aircraft sales of $129 million were 21% higher, tied to very strong F-35 Joint Strike Fighter sales which increased 59%. Military aftermarket sales of $65 million increased 27%, the result of higher sustainment activity across the full portfolio of platforms.

Total commercial aircraft revenues were $81 million, 56% lower. Sales to commercial OEM customers were down 61%, the result of declining production rates and actions taken by OEMs to reduce inventory. Commercial aftermarket sales decreased 34% on lower repair activity.

Full-year Aircraft Controls sales were $1.2 billion, down 7%. Military aircraft sales of $721 million were 16% higher. Military OEM sales increased 13%, to $470 million, led by F-35 program sales and funded development work. Military aftermarket sales were 21% higher, led by increased F-35 repair volume reflecting the size of the aircraft’s active fleet. 

Space and Defense segment sales in the quarter were $207 million, up 9% year over year. Space sales of $84 million increased 40% on strength across the space portfolio, led by hypersonics, propulsion, avionics, and satellite programs. Defense sales were down 5%, at $123 million, mostly tied to weaker sales of security products and missile steering controls.

Space and Defense sales for the year increased 13%, to $770 million. Space sales were 34% higher, at $294 million, driven by increases across all categories. Defense sales increased 2%, to $476 million, as higher sales for naval programs and components used in a variety of ground vehicle markets were partially offset by lower sales of security products.

Industrial Systems segment sales were $225 million, 4% lower compared to last year’s fourth quarter. Medical product sales increased 22% on very strong sales of IV and enteral feeding pumps. Energy market sales decreased 5%, on softness in offshore exploration products. Sales of industrial automation products were off 10%, with the decrease attributed to reduced capital spending globally and exacerbated by the effects of the pandemic. Sales into simulation and test applications declined 30%, mostly due to reduced demand for flight simulators.

Full-year Industrial Systems sales were $909 million, down 1%. Sales of medical pumps and associated products increased 20%, to $273 million, tied to market share gains for the full portfolio of pump products and breathing equipment components. Energy sales were up 6%, to $128 million, the result of the acquired sales from the GAT acquisition. Industrial automation sales of $405 million were off 9% as second half sales were depressed by the pandemic. Simulation and test sales were 17% lower, at $103 million.

Total backlog was $2.6 billion, with 12-month backlog at $1.7 billion, an increase of 10% from a year ago.

“Fiscal ’20 was a year of records for our company, divided into 2 halves,” said John Scannell, Chairman and CEO. “The first half was characterized by record sales, record net earnings and record earnings per share. In the second half we generated record free cash flow. I believe you see the true strength of a company during times of adversity. On that measure, fiscal ’20 was a record year for our company in every way. Our employees across the globe did an outstanding job managing through an unprecedented crisis. It was definitely not the year we planned for 12 months ago, and to say it was a challenge would be an understatement. However, our long-term strategy of diversity across end markets and financial prudence served us well.”

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 Supplemental financial data will be available on the webcast web page approximately 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


Cautionary Statement

Information included or incorporated by reference in this report that does not consist of historical facts, including statements accompanied by or containing words such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “believes,” “expects,” “expected,” “intends,” “plans,” “projects,” “approximate,” “estimates,” “predicts,” “potential,” “outlook,” “forecast,” “anticipates,” “presume” and “assume,” are forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements reflect the Company’s current views with respect to certain current and future events and financial performance and are not guarantees of future performance. This includes but is not limited to, the Company’s expectation and ability to pay a quarterly cash dividend on its common stock in the future, subject to the determination by the board of directors, and based on an evaluation of company earnings, financial condition and requirements, business conditions, capital allocation determinations and other factors, risks and uncertainties. The impact or occurrence of these could cause actual results to differ materially from the expected results described in the forward-looking statements. These important factors, risks and uncertainties include:

COVID-19 Pandemic Risks

§ We face various risks related to health pandemics 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.

Strategic Risks

§ We operate in highly competitive markets with competitors who may have greater resources than we possess;

§ 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; and

§ Our sales and earnings may be affected if we cannot identify, acquire or integrate strategic acquisitions, or as we conduct divestitures.

Market Condition Risks

§ 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 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;

§ 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; and

§ We may not realize the full amounts reflected in our backlog as revenue, which could adversely affect our future revenue and growth prospects.

Operational Risks

§ Our business operations may be adversely affected by information systems interruptions, intrusions or new software implementations;

§ 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; 

§ 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; and

§ 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.

Financial Risks

§ 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;

§ Our indebtedness and restrictive covenants under our credit facilities could limit our operational and financial flexibility;

§ The 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; and

§ Unforeseen exposure to additional income tax liabilities may affect our operating results.

Legal and Compliance Risks

§ Contracting on government programs is subject to significant regulation, including rules related to bidding, billing and accounting standards, and any false claims or non-compliance could subject us to fines, penalties or possible debarment;

§ Our operations in foreign countries expose us to political and currency risks and adverse changes in local legal and regulatory environments;

§ Government regulations could limit our ability to sell our products outside the United States and otherwise adversely affect our business;

§ We are involved in various legal proceedings, the outcome of which may be unfavorable to us; and

§ Our operations are subject to environmental laws, and complying with those laws may cause us to incur significant costs.


General Risks

§ The United Kingdom's decision to exit the European Union may result in 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;

§ Future terror attacks, war, natural disasters or other catastrophic events beyond our control could negatively impact our business; and

§ Our performance could suffer if we cannot maintain our culture as well as attract, retain and engage our employees.

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

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