Oshkosh Corporation Reports Fiscal 2013 Second Quarter Results

Oshkosh Corporation Reports Fiscal 2013 Second Quarter Results

Operating Income Margins Improved in All Segments in Second Quarter

Raises Fiscal 2013 Adjusted EPS Estimate Range to $2.90 to $3.15


OSHKOSH, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Oshkosh Corporation (NYS: OSK) today reported fiscal 2013 second quarter net income of $85.4 million, or $0.96 per diluted share, compared to $42.8 million, or $0.47 per diluted share, in the second quarter of fiscal 2012. All results are for continuing operations attributable to Oshkosh Corporation, unless stated otherwise.

Consolidated net sales in the second quarter of fiscal 2013 were $1.98 billion, a decline of 3.8 percent compared to the prior year second quarter. Higher sales in all non-defense segments were not sufficient to offset an expected decline in defense segment sales.

Consolidated operating income in the second quarter of fiscal 2013 was $134.6 million, or 6.8 percent of sales, compared to $84.1 million, or 4.1 percent of sales, in the prior year second quarter. Operating income margins improved in the second quarter of fiscal 2013 as a result of improved pricing, higher margins associated with international sales of MRAP All-Terrain Vehicles (M-ATVs) and operational efficiencies.

"The Oshkosh team executed well in our second fiscal quarter. All four of our business segments delivered improved operating income margins compared to the prior year quarter, resulting in a more than doubling of our diluted earnings per share to $0.96," said Charles L. Szews, Oshkosh Corporation chief executive officer. "Our access equipment segment continued to benefit from replacement driven demand and improved pricing, while concrete placement product sales in the commercial segment reached the highest level of quarterly sales in nearly five years, benefitting mainly from improvements in the domestic housing market.

"We are focusing our energy on disciplined execution of our MOVE strategy. Each segment is making sound progress optimizing its cost structure to deliver on our margin improvement targets. We seek to delight our customers and shareholders as we continue the company-wide roll out of MOVE related initiatives.

"The strong results we are reporting today enable us to raise our expectations for adjusted earnings per share for fiscal 2013 to a range of $2.90 to $3.151. We are confident in the abilities of our employees and business partners as we work toward successfully achieving our fiscal 2015 earnings per share goal of $4.00 to $4.50," added Szews.

Factors affecting second quarter results for the Company's business segments included:

Access Equipment - Access equipment segment sales increased 7.5 percent to $817.4 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2013 compared to the prior year second quarter. The increase was principally the result of higher replacement demand for telehandlers in North America, the realization of previously announced price increases and higher aftermarket parts & service sales, offset in part by lower unit sales volume in Australia, due to a pause in purchases by a major customer and a slowdown in mining and energy activity.

In the second quarter of fiscal 2013, access equipment segment operating income increased 38.9 percent to $95.0 million, or 11.6 percent of sales, compared to prior year second quarter operating income of $68.4 million, or 9.0 percent of sales. The increase in operating income was primarily the result of the realization of previously announced price increases, higher telehandler unit sales volume and benefits from MOVE initiatives, offset in part by lower unit sales volume in Australia.

Defense - Defense segment sales decreased 16.2 percent to $827.6 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2013 compared to the prior year second quarter. The decrease in sales was primarily due to expected lower M-ATV aftermarket parts & service sales and lower Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles unit sales, offset in part by higher international M-ATV sales.

In the second quarter of fiscal 2013, defense segment operating income increased 59.7 percent to $67.0 million, or 8.1 percent of sales, compared to prior year second quarter operating income of $41.9 million, or 4.2 percent of sales. The increase in operating income was largely due to a favorable product mix that included a large percentage of international M-ATV sales, improved operational efficiencies and lower new product development spending, offset in part by lower truck sales volumes to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). In addition, the second quarter of fiscal 2013 included net charges of $1.4 million related to workforce reductions.

Fire & Emergency - Fire & emergency segment sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2013 increased 3.3 percent to $174.0 million compared to the prior year quarter. The increase in sales primarily reflected an improved product mix as a result of the sale of a higher percentage of units built on custom chassis, which have higher prices than units built on commercial chassis, and the realization of previously announced price increases, offset in part by lower unit sales volumes. The second quarter of the prior year included the delivery of 42 Rapid Intervention Vehicles under a contract with the United States Air Force.

The fire & emergency segment reported operating income of $2.7 million, or 1.6 percent of sales, for the second quarter of fiscal 2013 compared to an operating loss of $3.0 million, or 1.8 percent of sales, in the prior year quarter. Operating results for the second quarter of fiscal 2013 were positively impacted by improved price realization and lower operating expenses, offset in part by lower absorption as a result of the lower unit sales volumes.

Commercial - Commercial segment sales increased 10.6 percent to $185.5 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2013 compared to the prior year quarter. The increase in sales was primarily attributable to higher concrete placement products volume as a result of increased demand in the concrete mixer market and improved aftermarket parts & service sales, offset in part by lower refuse collection vehicle volume.

In the second quarter of fiscal 2013, commercial segment operating income increased 97.8 percent to $7.6 million, or 4.1 percent of sales, compared to $3.9 million, or 2.3 percent of sales, in the prior year quarter. The increase in operating income was primarily a result of higher sales volume.

Corporate - Corporate operating expenses increased $10.9 million to $37.9 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2013, compared to the prior year quarter. The increase in corporate expenses in the second quarter of fiscal 2013 compared to the second quarter of fiscal 2012 was related to higher share-based compensation expense, largely as a result of the impact of an increase in the Company's share price on variable share-based compensation, as well as higher information technology spending. Results for the second quarter of the prior year also included pre-tax costs of $3.6 million incurred in connection with a proxy contest.

Interest Expense Net of Interest Income - Interest expense net of interest income decreased $2.7 million to $14.7 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2013 compared to the prior year quarter as a result of lower interest rates, lower average debt outstanding and the recognition of interest on a note receivable from a customer. In the second quarter of fiscal 2013, the Company recognized $1.3 million of interest income upon receipt of payment on the note receivable.

Provision for Income Taxes - The Company recorded income tax expense of $34.8 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2013, or 29.0 percent of pre-tax income, compared to 35.8 percent of pre-tax income in the prior year quarter. In the second quarter of fiscal 2013, the Company recorded a $4.6 million benefit related to the reinstatement of the U.S. research & development income tax credit and reported lower foreign income taxes.

Six-month Results

The Company reported net sales for the first six months of fiscal 2013 of $3.73 billion and net income of $131.4 million, or $1.46 per share. This compares with net sales of $3.93 billion and net income of $84.2 million, or $0.92 per share, in the first six months of the prior year. Adjusted results for the first six months of fiscal 2013 were $141.81 million, or $1.571 per share, as compared to $80.81 million, or $0.891 per share, in the first six months of fiscal 2012. The increase in adjusted results in the first six months of fiscal 2013 was largely attributable to higher sales and improved performance in the Company's access equipment and fire & emergency segments, offset in part by higher share-based compensation expense in the first six months of fiscal 2013, in part as a result of the impact of an increase in the Company's share price on variable share-based compensation.

Fiscal 2013 Expectations

As a result of its second fiscal quarter results and the Company's outlook for the remainder of the fiscal year, the Company is increasing its outlook range for full-year fiscal 2013 adjusted earnings from continuing operations to $2.90 - $3.151 per share. This estimate excludes $0.11 per share net of tax costs incurred in the first quarter of fiscal 2013 related to the tender offer for the Company's common stock and threatened proxy contest.

Conference Call

The Company will comment on its fiscal 2013 second quarter earnings and its full-year fiscal 2013 outlook during a conference call at 9:00 a.m. EDT this morning. Slides for the call will be available on the Company's website beginning at 7:00 a.m. EDT this morning. The call will be webcast simultaneously over the Internet. To access the webcast, listeners can go to www.oshkoshcorporation.com at least 15 minutes prior to the event and follow instructions for listening to the webcast. An audio replay of the call and related question and answer session will be available for 12 months at this website.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains statements that the Company believes to be "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements other than statements of historical fact, including, without limitation, statements regarding the Company's future financial position, business strategy, targets, projected sales, costs, earnings, capital expenditures, debt levels and cash flows, and plans and objectives of management for future operations, are forward-looking statements. When used in this press release, words such as "may," "will," "expect," "intend," "estimate," "anticipate," "believe," "should," "project" or "plan" or the negative thereof or variations thereon or similar terminology are generally intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors, some of which are beyond the Company's control, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These factors include the cyclical nature of the Company's access equipment, commercial and fire & emergency markets, especially in the current environment where there are conflicting signs regarding the global economic outlook and the ability of the U.S. government to resolve budgetary and debt issues; the expected level and timing of the DoD procurement of products and services and funding thereof; risks related to reductions in government expenditures in light of U.S. defense budget pressures, sequestration and an uncertain DoD tactical wheeled vehicle strategy, including the Company's ability to successfully manage the cost reductions required as a result of the significant projected decrease in sales levels in the defense segment; the Company's ability to comply with laws and regulations applicable to U.S. government contractors; the Company's ability to increase prices to raise margins or offset higher input costs; increasing commodity and other raw material costs, particularly in a sustained economic recovery; risks related to facilities consolidation and alignment, including the amounts of related costs and charges and that anticipated cost savings may not be achieved; the duration of the ongoing global economic weakness, which could lead to additional impairment charges related to many of the Company's intangible assets and/or a slower recovery in the Company's cyclical businesses than Company or equity market expectations; risks related to the collectability of receivables, particularly for those businesses with exposure to construction markets; the cost of any warranty campaigns related to the Company's products; risks related to production or shipment delays arising from quality or production issues; risks associated with international operations and sales, including foreign currency fluctuations and compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; and risks related to the Company's ability to successfully execute on its strategic road map and meet its long-term financial goals. Additional information concerning these and other factors is contained in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Form 8-K filed today. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release. The Company assumes no obligation, and disclaims any obligation, to update information contained in this press release. Investors should be aware that the Company may not update such information until the Company's next quarterly earnings conference call, if at all.

About Oshkosh Corporation

Oshkosh Corporation is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of specialty access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency and military vehicles and vehicle bodies. Oshkosh Corporation manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®,McNeilus®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®. Oshkosh products are valued worldwide in businesses where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. For more information, log on to www.oshkoshcorporation.com.

®, TM All brand names referred to in this news release are trademarks of Oshkosh Corporation or its subsidiary companies.

       
 
 
OSHKOSH CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(Unaudited; in millions)
 
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
March 31, March 31,
2013 2012 2013 2012
 
Net sales $ 1,984.4 $ 2,062.3 $ 3,734.2 $ 3,930.8
Cost of sales   1,681.0     1,818.2     3,184.8     3,461.8  
Gross income 303.4 244.1 549.4 469.0
 
Operating expenses:
Selling, general and administrative 154.3 145.4 305.6 276.5
Amortization of purchased intangibles   14.5     14.6     28.9     29.3  
Total operating expenses   168.8     160.0     334.5     305.8  
Operating income 134.6 84.1 214.9 163.2
 
Other income (expense):
Interest expense (16.4 ) (18.0 ) (32.8 ) (38.5 )
Interest income 1.7 0.6 4.2 1.2
Miscellaneous, net   0.1     1.3     0.4     (4.3 )

Income from continuing operations before income taxes and equity in earnings of unconsolidated affiliates

120.0 68.0 186.7 121.6
Provision for income taxes   34.8     24.4     55.8     36.8  

Income from continuing operations before equity in earnings of unconsolidated affiliates

85.2 43.6 130.9 84.8
Equity in earnings of unconsolidated affiliates   0.7     -     1.3     0.7  
Income from continuing operations, net of tax 85.9 43.6 132.2 85.5
Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax   0.6     (5.6 )   0.8     (8.2 )
Net income 86.5 38.0 133.0 77.3
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest   -     (0.7 )   -     (1.1 )
Net income attributable to Oshkosh Corporation $ 86.5   $ 37.3   $ 133.0   $ 76.2  
 

Amounts available to Oshkosh Corporation common shareholders, net of tax:

Income from continuing operations $ 85.9 $ 42.9 $ 132.2 $ 84.4
Income allocated to participating securities   (0.5 )   (0.1 )   (0.8 )   (0.2 )

Income available to Oshkosh Corporation common shareholders

$ 85.4   $ 42.8   $ 131.4   $ 84.2  
 
Income (loss) from discontinued operations $ 0.6   $ (5.6 ) $ 0.8   $ (8.2 )
 
 
 
 

OSHKOSH CORPORATION
EARNINGS (LOSS) PER SHARE
(Unaudited)
       
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
March 31, March 31,
2013 2012 2013 2012
 

Earnings (loss) per share attributable to Oshkosh Corporation common shareholders-basic:

Continuing operations $ 0.98 $ 0.47 $ 1.48 $ 0.92
Discontinued operations   0.01   (0.06 )   0.01   (0.09 )
$ 0.99 $ 0.41   $ 1.49 $ 0.83  
 

Earnings (loss) per share attributable to Oshkosh Corporation common shareholders-diluted:

Continuing operations $ 0.96 $ 0.47 $ 1.46 $ 0.92
Discontinued operations   0.01   (0.06 )   0.01   (0.09 )
$ 0.97 $ 0.41   $ 1.47 $ 0.83  
 
Basic weighted average shares outstanding 87,112,173 91,359,575

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