Wabtec Reports Record Quarterly Sales and Earnings; 2Q EPS of 77 Cents, Up 15 Percent; Increases Full-Year EPS Guidance PR Newswire WILMERDING, Pa., July 25, 2013 WILMERDING, Pa., July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB) today reported record results for the 2013 second quarter, including the following: oSecond quarter sales were a record $638 million, 5 percent higher than the year-ago quarter, due to strong growth in the Transit Group. oIncome from operations was a record $113 million, or 17.6 percent of sales, compared to 16.5 percent in the year-ago quarter. oEarnings per diluted share were a record 77 cents, which was 15 percent higher than the year-ago quarter. oAt June 30, 2013, the company had cash of $215 million and debt of $397 million. oDuring the quarter, Standard & Poor's and Moody's raised their credit ratings on Wabtec to "BBB-" and "Baa3", respectively, both of which constitute investment grade status. Based on Wabtec's second quarter results and outlook for the rest of the year, the company increased its 2013 guidance for earnings per diluted share to $2.98-$3.03, with revenues expected to be up about 8 percent for the year. Albert J. Neupaver, Wabtec's chairman and chief executive officer, said: "Through solid execution of our growth strategies and internal initiatives, we continue to outperform the global economy, which is still experiencing a slow recovery. In this environment, we will maintain our focus on these efforts, and expect to continue to benefit from our diverse business model and global investment in our key markets. As always, the Wabtec Performance System will provide the framework for driving our growth strategies and our programs to increase productivity and reduce costs." 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 AND SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2013 AND 2012 (DOLLARS IN THOUSANDS EXCEPT PER SHARE DATA) (UNAUDITED) Second Second For the For the Quarter Quarter Six Months Six Months 2013 2012 2013 2012 Net sales $ 638,002 $ 609,820 $ 1,253,512 $ 1,193,129 Cost of sales (445,121) (436,393) (877,743) (850,321) Gross profit 192,881 173,427 375,769 342,808 Gross profit as a % 30.2% 28.4% 30.0% 28.7% of Net Sales Selling, general and (63,874) (59,163) (128,174) (121,192) administrative expenses Engineering expenses (11,280) (10,145) (22,614) (20,294) Amortization expense (5,173) (3,254) (8,760) (6,347) Total operating (80,327) (72,562) (159,548) (147,833) expenses Operating expenses 12.6% 11.9% 12.7% 12.4% as a % of Net Sales Income from 112,554 100,865 216,221 194,975 operations Income from operations as a % of 17.6% 16.5% 17.2% 16.3% Net Sales Interest (expense) (3,271) (3,509) (6,885) (7,233) income, net Other income (expense), 406 223 (175) 109 net Income from operations before 109,689 97,579 209,161 187,851 income taxes Income tax expense (35,051) (32,867) (64,910) (63,878) Effective tax 32.0% 33.7% 31.0% 34.0% rate Net income $ $ $ attributable to Wabtec 74,638 64,712 $ 144,251 123,973 shareholders Earnings Per Common Share Basic Net income $ $ $ $ attributable to Wabtec 0.78 0.67 1.51 1.29 shareholders Diluted Net income $ $ $ $ attributable to Wabtec 0.77 0.67 1.49 1.28 shareholders Weighted average shares outstanding Basic 95,762 95,671 95,243 95,479 Diluted 97,102 96,844 96,606 96,666 Sales by Segment Freight Group $ 354,857 $ 407,706 $ 668,536 $ 804,994 Transit Group 283,145 202,114 $ 584,976 $ 388,135 Total $ 638,002 $ 609,820 $ 1,253,512 $ 1,193,129 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; 2Q EPS of 77 Cents, Up 15 Percent; Increases Full-Year EPS Guidance
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