Moog Reports Fourth Quarter and Year End Results 2022 and Initial Guidance for Fiscal Year 2023

East Aurora, NY -- Moog Inc. (NYSE: MOG.A and MOG.B) announced today financial results for the quarter and fiscal year ended October 1, 2022.

 

Fourth Quarter Highlights

  • Sales of $768 million, up 6% from a year ago;
  • Operating margin of 8.6% and adjusted operating margin of 10.4%, up 80 basis points from a year ago;
  • Effective tax rate of 31.6%;
  • Diluted earnings per share of $0.92;
  • Adjusted diluted earnings per share of $1.36, up 8% from a year ago; and
  • $63 million in cash flow from operating activities and $52 million in adjusted cash flow from operating activities.

 

Full-Year 2022 Highlights

  • Sales of $3.0 billion, up 6% from a year ago;
  • Operating margin of 9.3% and adjusted operating margin of 10.2%, up 50 basis points from a year ago;
  • Effective tax rate of 23.6%;
  • Diluted earnings per share of $4.83;
  • Adjusted diluted earnings per share of $5.56, up 14% from a year ago; and
  • $247 million in cash flow from operating activities and $147 million in adjusted cash flow from operating activities.

 

Fiscal 2023 Guidance

  • Sales of $3.2 billion, a 5% increase;
  • Full year operating margin of 11.0%, up 80 basis points;
  • Tax rate of 25.0%;
  • Diluted earnings per share of $5.70, plus or minus $0.20; and
  • $280 million in cash flow from operating activities.

 

Segment Results

Aircraft Controls segment revenues in the quarter were $324 million, 9% higher year over year. Commercial aircraft revenues were $137 million, a 39% increase. Sales to commercial OEM customers were $95 million, driven by increases in sales for the Boeing book of business and strength in business jet sales. Commercial aftermarket sales increased 46% on strong repair and overhaul activity and higher 787 and A350 spares.

Military aircraft sales were $186 million, 6% lower year over year. Military OEM sales were down 6%, at $135 million. Supply chain constraints on the F-35 and V-22 programs contributed to the sales reduction. Military aftermarket sales were also off 6%.   

Full-year Aircraft Controls segment sales increased 8%, to $1.26 billion. Commercial aircraft sales were 35% higher on OEM production rates. Commercial aftermarket sales were very strong, up 59%, as the recovery in air traffic accelerated. Total military aircraft sales were off 5%, at $745 million. Military OEM sales totaled $540 million, down 6% from a year ago, mostly tied to slower F-35 activity. Military aftermarket sales were down 1%, as lower F-18 and B-2 repairs were only partially offset by higher V-22 and F-15 repair volume. 

Space and Defense segment revenue in the quarter was $217 million, an increase of 9% year over year. Defense sales of $143 million increased 20%. The continued production ramp on the RIwP® turret for M-SHORAD drove the increase. Space sales were down 8%, to $75 million, on slowing hypersonic development and NASA launch vehicle activity.

Space and Defense sales for the year increased 9%, to $872 million. Defense sales of $535 million were 15% higher as the RIwP turret production ramped. Space sales were $338 million, up 1%. Increased spacecraft component and avionics sales were partially offset by decreases in funded development and NASA activity.

Industrial Systems segment revenues in the quarter were $227 million, in line with a year ago.  Excluding the impact of foreign exchange movements, underlying sales increased 6%. Sales of products for industrial automation applications were $111 million, up 3% on demand for factory automation equipment. Medical product sales were $62 million, also up 3%, driven by growth of components used by OEMs. Energy sales were mostly flat at $31 million. Sales of simulation and test products were $23 million, down 10%.

Full-year Industrial Systems segment sales were $907 million, up 2%. Excluding the impact of foreign exchange movements, underlying sales increased 5%. Industrial automation sales of $435 million were 2% higher. Energy sales were up 4%, to $126 million. Simulation and test sales increased 12% as the flight simulator market improved. Sales of medical pumps and associated products, at $247 million, were 3% lower.

Consolidated 12-month backlog was $2.3 billion, up 9% from a year ago.

“Fiscal ’22 was a record year for the company in terms of both sales and adjusted earnings per share,” said John Scannell, Chairman and CEO.  “Our commercial aircraft business recovered nicely and demand for our products was strong across all our major markets. The disruption from COVID receded during the course of the year but was replaced with supply chain challenges and labor constraints. Despite these challenges, the company performed extremely well. We are excited about our prospects for the future. As we look to fiscal ’23, we anticipate another year of organic growth and margin expansion.” 

In conjunction with today’s release, Moog Inc. will host a conference call today 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.

 

About Moog Inc.

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.

 

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT 

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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:

 

STRATEGIC RISKS

  • We operate in highly competitive markets with competitors who may have greater resources than we possess;
  • Our research and development and innovation 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 or Lockheed Martin as a customer or a significant reduction in sales to either 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

  • A reduced supply, as well as inflated prices, across various raw materials and third-party provided components and sub-assemblies within our supply chain could have a material impact on our ability to manufacture and ship our products, in addition to adversely impacting our operating profit and balance sheet;
  •  We face various risks related to health pandemics, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, which have had material adverse consequences on our operations, financial position, cash flows, and those of our customers and suppliers;
  • 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 face, and may continue to face, risks related to information systems interruptions, intrusions and or new software implementations, which may adversely affect our business operations;
  • 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; 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 and indenture governing our senior notes 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; 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;
  • Our operations are subject to environmental laws and complying with those laws may cause us to incur significant costs; and
  • We may face reputational, regulatory or financial risks from a perceived, or an actual, failure to achieve our Environmental, Social and Governance ("ESG") goals.

 

GENERAL RISKS

  • 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.

 

 

 

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