Wabtec Reports Record Quarterly Sales and Earnings; 1Q EPS of $1.44, Up 18 Percent PR Newswire WILMERDING, Pa., April 24, 2013 WILMERDING, Pa., April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB) today reported record results for the 2013 first quarter, including the following: oFirst quarter sales were a record $616 million, 6 percent higher than the year-ago quarter, due to strong growth in the Transit Group. oIncome from operations was a record $104 million, or 16.8 percent of sales, compared to 16.1 percent in the year-ago quarter. oEarnings per diluted share were a record $1.44, which was 18 percent higher than the year-ago quarter. oAt March 31, 2013, the company had cash of $225 million and debt of $418 million. Based on its first quarter results and outlook for the rest of the year, Wabtec affirmed its 2013 guidance for earnings per diluted share of about $5.85, with revenues expected to be up about 8-10 percent for the year. Albert J. Neupaver, Wabtec's president and chief executive officer, said: "We're off to a good start in 2013, even with a global economy that is slowly recovering. Over time, as countries around the world invest in their freight rail and passenger transportation systems, we expect to continue to benefit from our diverse business model. We remain focused on executing our strategic growth initiatives, and on rigorous application of the Wabtec Performance System to drive productivity and cost improvements." Wabtec Corporation (www.wabtec.com) is a global provider of value-added, technology-based products and services for rail and other industrial markets. This release contains forward-looking statements, such as statements regarding the company's expectations about future earnings. Actual results could differ materially from the results suggested in any forward-looking statement. Factors that could cause or contribute to these material differences include, but are not limited to, an economic slowdown in the markets we serve; a decrease in freight or passenger rail traffic; an increase in manufacturing costs; and other factors contained in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company assumes no obligation to update these statements or advise of changes in the assumptions on which they are based. The company will conduct a conference call with analysts and investors at 10 a.m., eastern time, today. To listen to the call via webcast, please go to www.wabtec.com and click on the "Webcasts" tab in the "Investor Relations" section. WABTEC CORPORATION CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2013 AND 2012 (DOLLARS IN THOUSANDS EXCEPT PER SHARE DATA) (UNAUDITED) First First Quarter Quarter 2013 2012 Net sales $ 615,510 $ 583,309 Cost of sales (432,622) (413,928) Gross profit 182,888 169,381 Gross profit as a % of Net Sales 29.7% 29.0% Selling, general and administrative (64,300) (62,029) expenses Engineering expenses (11,334) (10,149) Amortization expense (3,587) (3,093) Total operating expenses (79,221) (75,271) Operating expenses as a % of Net Sales 12.9% 12.9% Income from operations 103,667 94,110 Income from operations as a % of Net 16.8% 16.1% Sales Interest (expense) income, net (3,614) (3,724) Other income (expense), net (581) (114) Income from operations before income 99,472 90,272 taxes Income tax expense (29,859) (31,011) Effective tax rate 30.0% 34.4% Net income attributable to Wabtec $ 69,613 $ 59,261 shareholders Earnings Per Common Share Basic Net income attributable to Wabtec $ 1.46 $ 1.24 shareholders Diluted Net income attributable to Wabtec $ 1.44 $ 1.22 shareholders Weighted average shares outstanding Basic 47,512 47,707 Diluted 48,286 48,341 Sales by Segment Freight Group $ 305,865 $ 397,288 Transit Group 309,645 186,021 Total $ 615,510 $ 583,309 SOURCE Wabtec Corporation Website: http://www.wabtec.com Contact: Tim Wesley, Phone: 412.825.1543, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wabtec Reports Record Quarterly Sales and Earnings; 1Q EPS of $1.44, Up 18 Percent
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