Trinity Industries, Inc. Reports Strong Second Quarter 2013 Results and Increases Full Year 2013 Ear

Trinity Industries, Inc. Reports Strong Second Quarter 2013 Results and Increases Full Year 2013 Earnings Guidance

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Trinity Industries, Inc. (NYS: TRN) today announced earnings results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013, including the following significant highlights:

  • Second quarter earnings per share of $1.06, a 26% increase year-over-year
  • Anticipates full year 2013 earnings per common diluted share of between $4.20 and $4.40, compared to its previous full year 2013 earnings guidance of between $3.80 and $4.05
  • Rail Group receives orders for 5,000 new railcars during the second quarter, resulting in a backlog of 40,665 units with a value of $5.1 billion
  • Inland Barge Group receives orders with a value of $231 million, resulting in a backlog with a value of $564 million
  • Leasing Group forms new $1 billion railcar leasing joint venture, RIV 2013
  • Company repurchases approximately 1.3 million shares of its common stock during the quarter at a cost of $49.9 million
  • Available liquidity at the end of the second quarter in excess of $1.1 billion

Trinity Industries, Inc. reported net income attributable to Trinity stockholders of $84.0 million, or $1.06 per common diluted share, for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013. Net income for the same quarter of 2012 was $67.8 million, or $0.84 per common diluted share. Second quarter 2013 results benefitted from a lower effective tax rate of 34.6% compared to 37.1% last year due to tax benefits resulting from domestic production activities and the tax treatment of the Company's noncontrolling interests.


Revenues for the second quarter of 2013 increased 7% to $1.1 billion compared to revenues of $995.5 million for the same quarter of 2012. The Company reported an operating profit of $183.4 million in the second quarter of 2013, a 20% increase compared to an operating profit of $152.5 million for the same quarter last year.

"As reflected by our consolidated results, Trinity maintained its positive momentum during the second quarter, and we expect this trend to continue throughout the year," said Timothy R. Wallace, Trinity's Chairman, CEO, and President. "Our Rail Group, Energy Equipment Group, and Construction Products Group each recorded solid operating results compared to prior quarters. I am pleased with their results. We continued to receive orders for products that serve the oil, gas, and chemical industries. The amount of backlog visibility we have in our major businesses provides us opportunities to continue to generate additional operating efficiencies. Our outlook for the future remains positive."

Business Group Results

In the second quarter of 2013, the Rail Group reported revenues of $668.0 million and a record operating profit of $107.9 million, an increase compared to the second quarter of 2012 of 29% and 104%, respectively. The Rail Group shipped 5,600 railcars and received orders for 5,000 railcars during the second quarter. The Rail Group backlog remained at $5.1 billion at June 30, 2013, representing 40,665 railcars, compared to a backlog of $5.1 billion as of March 31, 2013, representing 41,265 railcars.

During the second quarter of 2013, the Railcar Leasing and Management Services Group reported leasing and management revenues of $150.7 million compared to $132.0 million in the second quarter of 2012 due to continued growth in the lease fleet and higher rental rates. In addition, the Group recognized revenue of $18.9 million from sales of railcars from the lease fleet owned for less than a year during the second quarter compared to $62.2 million in the second quarter of 2012. Proceeds from the sale of railcars from the lease fleet owned for more than a year at the time of sale are not included in revenue and totaled $8.5 million in the second quarter of 2013 and $7.6 million in the second quarter of 2012. Operating profit for this Group was $75.7 million for the second quarter of 2013 compared to an operating profit of $76.4 million during the second quarter of 2012. Included in the operating results for the second quarter of 2013 was $4.7 million of profit from railcar sales totaling $27.4 million compared to $15.1 million of profit from railcar sales totaling $69.8 million for the same period last year. Operating profit from operations increased for the three months ended June 30, 2013 compared to the same period last year primarily due to higher rental rates and lease fleet growth.

As announced in May, through a partnership with long-term institutional investors, the Company launched a new railcar leasing joint venture, RIV 2013 Rail Holdings LLC ("RIV 2013"), to acquire approximately $1 billion of railcars, primarily a combination of new railcars manufactured by Trinity Rail Group, LLC and existing railcars from Trinity Industries Leasing Company ("TILC") or one of its subsidiaries. The Company also completed the final phase of the long-term recapitalization of TRIP Rail Holdings LLC ("TRIP"), another railcar leasing joint venture managed by the Company. A total of $412 million in new external equity capital was raised to purchase a 69% interest in RIV 2013 and a 55% interest in TRIP. The Company, through TILC, owns the remaining 31% equity interest in RIV 2013 and 45% equity interest in TRIP.

The Inland Barge Group reported revenues of $150.0 million compared to revenues of $173.9 million in the second quarter of 2012. Operating profit for this Group was $20.9 million in the second quarter of 2013 compared to $36.6 million in the second quarter of 2012. The decrease in revenues and operating profit was due to a change in the mix of hopper barge types and softer pricing. In addition, last year's results included the delivery of an order of specialty barges during the quarter. The Inland Barge Group received orders of $230.6 million during the second quarter of 2013, and as of June 30, 2013 had a backlog of $563.6 million compared to a backlog of $483.0 million as of March 31, 2013.

The Energy Equipment Group reported revenues of $152.5 million in the second quarter of 2013 compared to revenues of $130.7 million in the same quarter of 2012. Revenues increased compared to the same period in 2012 due to increased demand for storage container vessels offset slightly by a change in product mix in our structural wind tower business. Operating profit for the second quarter of 2013 increased to $14.3 million compared to $4.0 million in the same quarter last year due to manufacturing challenges that negatively impacted the Group's 2012 results. The Company received orders for $22.0 million of structural wind towers during the quarter, resulting in a backlog for structural wind towers as of June 30, 2013 of $642.9 million compared to $670.9 million as of March 31, 2013. Approximately $412.5 million of this backlog is subject to litigation with a customer for the customer's breach of a long-term supply contract for the manufacture of towers.

Revenues in the Construction Products Group were $154.5 million in the second quarter of 2013 compared to revenues of $123.9 million in the second quarter of 2012. The Group recorded an operating profit of $19.0 million in the second quarter of 2013 compared to an operating profit of $12.8 million in the second quarter of 2012. The increase in revenues and operating profit for the second quarter of 2013 compared to the same period in 2012 was primarily due to higher acquisition-related volumes and production efficiencies in our Aggregates product line. In March 2013, the Company completed the sale of its remaining ready-mix concrete operations which have been historically reported as a component of the Construction Products Group. This divestiture is considered a discontinued operation and, accordingly, the effects of its operations have been excluded from the Construction Products Group for financial reporting purposes.

At June 30, 2013, the Company had cash and marketable securities of $447.9 million. When combined with capacity under committed credit facilities, the Company had more than $1.1 billion of available liquidity at the end of the second quarter.

Earnings Outlook

For the full year of 2013, the Company anticipates total earnings per common diluted share, including the effects of discontinued operations, of between $4.20 and $4.40 compared to full year earnings per common diluted share of $3.19 in 2012. Results for the full year 2013 could be impacted by a number of factors, including, among others: the operating leverage and efficiencies that can be achieved by the Company's manufacturing businesses; the level of sales and profitability of railcars; the amount of profit eliminations due to railcar additions to the Leasing Group; and the impact of weather conditions.

Share Repurchase and Dividend Activity

During the quarter, the Company repurchased approximately 1.3 million shares of common stock under its share repurchase authorization at a cost of $49.9 million leaving $150.1 million remaining under its current authorization through December 31, 2014. Additionally, as previously reported in May, the Company declared an 18% increase in its quarterly dividend to 13 cents per common share, payable on July 31, 2013 to shareholders of record on July 15, 2013.

Conference Call

Trinity will hold a conference call at 11:00 a.m. Eastern on August 1, 2013 to discuss its second quarter results. To listen to the call, please visit the Investor Relations section of the Trinity Industries website, www.trin.net. An audio replay may be accessed through the Company's website or by dialing (402) 220-0116 until 11:59 p.m. Eastern on August 8, 2013.

Trinity Industries, Inc., headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is a diversified industrial company that owns market-leading businesses which provide products and services to the energy, transportation, chemical, and construction sectors. Trinity reports its financial results in five principal business segments: the Rail Group, the Railcar Leasing and Management Services Group, the Inland Barge Group, the Construction Products Group, and the Energy Equipment Group. For more information, visit: www.trin.net.

Some statements in this release, which are not historical facts, are "forward-looking statements" as defined by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include statements about Trinity's estimates, expectations, beliefs, intentions or strategies for the future, and the assumptions underlying these forward-looking statements. Trinity uses the words "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "expects," "intends," "forecasts," "may," "will," "should," and similar expressions to identify these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from historical experience or our present expectations. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see "Forward-Looking Statements" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the most recent fiscal year.

 
 
Trinity Industries, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Income Statements

(in millions, except per share amounts)

(unaudited)

 
    Three Months Ended
June 30,
  2013         2012  
Revenues $ 1,066.1 $ 995.5
Operating costs:
Cost of revenues 812.2 792.3
Selling, engineering, and administrative expenses 71.5 53.0
(Gain)/loss on disposition of property, plant, and equipment:
Net gains on lease fleet sales (1.2 ) (1.6 )
Other   0.2     (0.7 )
  882.7     843.0  
Operating profit 183.4 152.5
Interest expense, net 46.1 47.5
Other (income) expense   0.9     (0.1 )
Income before income taxes 136.4 105.1
Provision for income taxes   47.2     39.0  
Net income from continuing operations 89.2 66.1
Net gain on sale of discontinued operations 0.1
Net income (loss) from discontinued operations   (1.1 )   1.4  
Net income 88.2 67.5
Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interest   4.2     (0.3 )
Net income attributable to Trinity Industries, Inc. $ 84.0   $ 67.8  
 
Net income attributable to Trinity Industries, Inc. per common share:
Basic
Continuing operations $ 1.07 $ 0.82
Discontinued operations   (0.01 )   0.02  
$ 1.06   $ 0.84  
Diluted
Continuing operations $ 1.07 $ 0.82
Discontinued operations   (0.01 )   0.02  
$ 1.06   $ 0.84  
Weighted average number of shares outstanding:
Basic 77.0 77.7
Diluted 77.1 77.9

Proceeds from the sales of railcars from the lease fleet owned more than one year at the time of sale were $8.5 million and $7.6 million for the three months ended June 30, 2013 and 2012, respectively.Operating profit from sales of railcars owned one year or less at the time of sale was $3.5 million and $13.5 million for the three months ended June 30, 2013 and 2012, respectively. Amounts previously reported have been adjusted to exclude discontinued operations resulting from the sale of the Company's ready-mix concrete operations.

 
 
Trinity Industries, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Income Statements

(in millions, except per share amounts)

(unaudited)

 
    Six Months Ended
June 30,
  2013         2012  
Revenues $ 1,999.0 $ 1,891.7
Operating costs:
Cost of revenues 1,523.3 1,522.5
Selling, engineering, and administrative expenses 140.5 103.7
(Gain)/loss on disposition of property, plant, and equipment:
Net gains on lease fleet sales (8.0 ) (5.3 )
Other   0.3     (4.4 )
  1,656.1     1,616.5  
Operating profit 342.9 275.2
Interest expense, net 94.9 95.0
Other (income) expense   (1.8 )   (3.0 )
Income before income taxes 249.8 183.2
Provision for income taxes   88.4     64.7  
Net income from continuing operations 161.4 118.5
Net gain on sale of discontinued operations 7.1
Net income (loss) from discontinued operations   (1.5 )   1.3  
Net income 167.0 119.8
Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interest   3.9     (0.9 )
Net income attributable to Trinity Industries, Inc. $ 163.1   $ 120.7  
 
Net income attributable to Trinity Industries, Inc. per common share:
Basic
Continuing operations $ 1.98 $ 1.49
Discontinued operations   0.07     0.01  
$ 2.05   $ 1.50  
Diluted
Continuing operations $ 1.98 $ 1.49
Discontinued operations   0.07     0.01  
$ 2.05   $ 1.50  
Weighted average number of shares outstanding:
Basic 77.0 77.7
Diluted 77.1 77.9

Proceeds from the sales of railcars from the lease fleet owned more than one year at the time of sale were $39.1 million and $34.1 million for the six months ended June 30, 2013 and 2012, respectively.Operating profit from sales of railcars owned one year or less at the time of sale was $3.5 million and $16.4 million for the six months ended June 30, 2013 and 2012, respectively. Amounts previously reported have been adjusted to exclude discontinued operations resulting from the sale of the Company's ready-mix concrete operations.

 
 
Trinity Industries, Inc.
Condensed Segment Data

(in millions)

(unaudited)

 
    Three Months Ended
June 30,
Revenues:   2013         2012  
Rail Group $ 668.0 $ 516.9
Construction Products Group 154.5 123.9
Inland Barge Group 150.0 173.9
Energy Equipment Group 152.5 130.7
Railcar Leasing and Management Services Group 169.6 194.2
All Other 21.7 20.8
Eliminations - lease subsidiary (189.5 ) (132.3 )
Eliminations - other   (60.7 )   (32.6 )
Consolidated Total $ 1,066.1   $ 995.5  
 
Three Months Ended
June 30,
Operating profit (loss):   2013     2012  
Rail Group $ 107.9 $ 53.0
Construction Products Group 19.0 12.8
Inland Barge Group 20.9 36.6
Energy Equipment Group 14.3 4.0
Railcar Leasing and Management Services Group 75.7 76.4
All Other (3.8 ) (6.3 )
Corporate (15.5 ) (9.6 )
Eliminations - lease subsidiary (34.7 ) (12.2 )
Eliminations - other   (0.4 )   (2.2 )
Consolidated Total $ 183.4   $ 152.5  

Amounts previously reported have been adjusted to exclude discontinued operations resulting from the sale of the Company's ready-mix concrete operations.

 
 
Trinity Industries, Inc.
Condensed Segment Data

(in millions)

(unaudited)

 
    Six Months Ended
June 30,
Revenues:   2013         2012  
Rail Group $ 1,293.5 $ 984.0
Construction Products Group 258.3 249.8
Inland Barge Group 297.4 343.3
Energy Equipment Group 307.2

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