Moog Reports Fourth Quarter and Year End Results 2021 and Initial Guidance for Fiscal Year 2022
East Aurora, NY -- Moog Inc. (NYSE: MOG.A and MOG.B) announced today financial results for the quarter and fiscal year ended October 2, 2021.
· Operating margins of 8.7%;
· Effective tax rate of 19.0%; and
Full-Year 2021 Highlights
· Sales of $2.9 billion, down 1% from a year ago;
· GAAP diluted earnings per share of $4.87, including $0.18 of one-time adjustments, up 1% from adjusted results a year ago;
· Operating margins of 9.5%;
· Effective tax rate of 22.8%; and
· $293 million cash flow from operating activities.
Fiscal 2022 Guidance
· Sales of $3.0 billion, a 6% increase;
· Forecast diluted earnings per share of $5.50, plus or minus $0.20;
· Forecast full year operating margins of 10.3%;
· Forecast tax rate of 25.5%; and
· Forecast $338 million cash flow from operating activities.
Aircraft Controls segment sales in the quarter were $298 million, 8% higher year over year. Total commercial aircraft revenues were $99 million, up 23%. Sales from the Genesys acquisition and strong sales to Airbus for the A350 compensated for lower 787 sales to Boeing. Commercial aftermarket sales increased 25% on strong 787 activity.
Military aircraft revenues in the quarter were up 2% to $199 million. OEM revenues were 12% higher, to $144 million. Increased funded development and acquired sales from the Genesys acquisition offset lower F-35 Joint Strike Fighter sales. Military aftermarket sales of $55 million were off 16% when compared to a very strong quarter last year.
Full-year Aircraft Controls segment sales were $1.16 billion, down 4%. Total military aircraft sales increased 8%, to $782 million. Military OEM sales, led by F-35 program sales and foreign military sales, were $574 million, an increase of 22%. Military aftermarket sales were off 17%, with the decrease tied to lower F-35 spares and V-22 repair volume. Sales to commercial customers were down 22%, with aftermarket down 7% year over year, all related to COVID challenges.
Space and Defense segment sales in the quarter were $200 million, down 3% year over year. Space sales of $81 million were 3% lower on weakness in sales for launch vehicles, hypersonics, and satellite engines. Defense sales were down 4%, at $119 million, mainly tied to weaker sales of security products and missile controls.
Space and Defense sales for the year increased 4%, to $799 million. Space sales were $333 million, up 13%, driven by increases across space vehicles and avionics. Defense sales of $466 million were off 2% on lower sales of security products and missile controls.
Industrial Systems segment sales in the quarter were $226 million, in line with last year’s fourth quarter, excluding foreign exchange adjustments. Industrial automation sales were up 11% on strength across the portfolio tied to increases in global capital spending. Energy sales increased 10% year over year as off-shore production activity picked-up in the quarter. Sales into simulation and test applications were mostly flat. Medical product sales decreased 17% on slowing demand for OEM components used for sleep therapy and imaging.
Full-year Industrial Systems segment sales were $892 million, down 2%. Industrial automation sales of $427 million were 5% higher. Energy sales were down 6%, at $120 million. Simulation and test sales were 13% lower as the flight simulator market has not rebounded from the effects of the pandemic. Sales of medical pumps and associated products, at $255 million, were 7% lower after the surge experienced last year.
“As we entered fiscal ’21, we projected that COVID would be with us throughout the year and anticipated top and bottom results similar to the second half of fiscal ’20,” said John Scannell, Chairman and CEO. “Looking back on the year, our business performed much better than this. As we now enter fiscal ’22, we’re optimistic about the future, while remaining realistic about the challenges. We anticipate sales of just over $3 billion and earnings per share of $5.50, plus or minus $0.20, representing an increase of 6% on the top line and 13% on the bottom line.”
In conjunction with today’s release, Moog will host a conference call on Friday November 5, 2021 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 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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Although it is not possible to create a comprehensive list of all factors that may cause actual results to differ from the results expressed or implied by our forward-looking statements or that may affect our future results, some of these factors and other risks and uncertainties that arise from time to time are described in Item 1A “Risk Factors” of our Annual Report on Form 10-K and in our other periodic filings with the SEC and include the following:
COVID-19 PANDEMIC RISKS
· We face various risks related to health pandemics such as the global COVID-19 pandemic, which have had 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;
· If we are unable to adequately enforce and protect our intellectual property or defend against assertions of infringement, our business and our ability to compete could be harmed; 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 currency, political and trade risks and adverse changes in local legal and regulatory environments could impact our results of operations;
· 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.
· 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.
While we believe we have identified and discussed above the material risks affecting our business, there may be additional factors, risks and uncertainties not currently known to us or that we currently consider immaterial 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. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it is made, and we disclaim any obligation to update any forward-looking statement made in this report, except as required by law.