Moog Inc. Reports First Quarter Results
East Aurora, NY -- Moog Inc. (NYSE: MOG.A and MOG.B) announced today financial results for the first quarter ended January 2, 2021.
First Quarter Highlights
▪ Sales of $684 million were down 9% from a year ago and in line with second half fiscal 2020 average sales;
▪ Diluted earnings per share of $1.17 were down 19% from a year ago and were 34% higher than average adjusted second half fiscal 2020 diluted EPS;
▪ Operating margins of 10.4% were down from 12.0% a year ago and 210 basis points higher than the average adjusted second half fiscal 2020 operating margins;
▪ Effective tax rate of 24.9%;
▪ Completed the acquisition of Genesys Aerosystems, a manufacturer of electronic flight instrument systems and autopilot solutions; and
▪ $94 million cash flow from operating activities, up 123% from a year ago.
Aircraft Controls segment revenues in the quarter were $287 million, down 16% year over year. Military aircraft sales were $206 million, 18% higher than a year ago. Military OEM sales increased 26%, to $149 million, tied to very strong F-35 Joint Strike Fighter sales, foreign military sales and funded development programs. Military aftermarket sales were 3% higher, on increased sales across most of the portfolio.
Commercial aircraft revenues were $81 million, 51% lower than a year ago. Sales to commercial OEM customers were down 56%, as production declined significantly at both Boeing and Airbus. Commercial aftermarket sales decreased 32% on lower repair and overhaul activity.
In the quarter, Space and Defense segment revenues were $188 million, an increase of 1% year over year. Space sales were up 24%, to $78 million, the result of increased sales for NASA programs, hypersonics programs and integrated space vehicles. Defense sales were down 11%, at $110 million. Lower sales of missile steering controls and security applications partially offset increases in sales of military vehicle and naval application products.
Industrial Systems segment sales in the quarter were $209 million, down 9% from a year ago. Medical product sales increased 3%, to $65 million, on higher pump sales. Energy product sales were down 4%, the result of a decrease in offshore exploration activity. Sales of products for industrial automation applications were off 11%, with weakness seen across the portfolio. Simulation and test product sales were off 29% on lower demand for flight simulation products used for aircraft pilot training.
Consolidated 12-month backlog was $1.9 billion, up 14% from a year ago.
“Given the continued challenges of COVID, our first quarter results were very respectable,” said John Scannell, Chairman and CEO. “Comparing our first quarter performance with the third and fourth quarters of FY ’20, our sales held steady and our earnings per share were up nicely. We had another quarter of strong free cash flow and we completed the acquisition of Genesys Aerosystems in our Aircraft Controls segment.”
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 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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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.
▪ 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.
▪ 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.
▪ 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.
▪ 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.