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Moog Reports First Quarter Sales up 4%


Moog Reports First Quarter Sales up 4%

EAST AURORA, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 01/24/14 -- Moog Inc. (NYSE: MOG.A) (NYSE: MOG.B) today announced first quarter sales of $643 million, up 4% from a year ago. Net earnings were $32 million and earnings per share were $.70, both lower compared to last year's first quarter. Results in the quarter included a charge of $.12 per share for costs associated with the previously announced redemption of high yield notes and a $.06 per share investment write down. Exclusive of those charges, adjusted earnings per share of $.88 were up 17% from a year ago.

Aircraft segment sales, at $265 million, were up 5% from last year. Commercial aircraft sales increased 25% on very strong OEM production which included $56 million in sales to Boeing and $19 million in sales to Airbus. Commercial aircraft aftermarket sales of $29 million were 8% higher.

Military aircraft sales were down 8% to $138 million. OEM sales were off 5% due to lower V-22 production rates and slowing development program activity on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Military aftermarket sales were 13% lower, at $50 million.

Space and Defense sales of $99 million were 15% higher than a year ago. Sales in space markets were up 21%, driven by last year's Broad Reach acquisition. Combined sales for the defense and security markets were 8% higher.

Industrial Systems sales of $144 million were down 3%. Sales of simulation and test systems and industrial automation products were down 2% while sales of energy products were down 4%.

Components Group sales, at $103 million, increased 3% year over year. Industrial automation sales were $8 million higher with the addition of Aspen Motion Technologies, acquired in fiscal '13. Medical components sales were 6% higher. Sales into aerospace and defense markets were mostly unchanged. Sales of energy market products were lower as sales into marine markets a year ago were unusually high.

Medical Devices segment sales of $32 million were 9% lower, the result of the sale of the Ethox Buffalo operation six months ago. Higher pump sales offset lower sales of administration sets in the quarter.

Twelve month consolidated backlog was $1.4 billion, up 9% from a year ago.

The company also updated its projections for fiscal 2014. Compared with the forecast of 90 days ago, the company is planning to invest an additional $.15 per share in Aircraft R&D and $.10 per share in their SAP business system conversion. The company is also reducing its sales forecast for the year by $45 million which will result in $.10 per share lower earnings. The revised forecast is sales of $2.63 billion, net earnings of $169 million and earnings per share of $3.65.

"We're off to a slow start in fiscal '14," said John Scannell, Chairman and CEO. "Our commercial aircraft business is strong, but our defense and industrial markets are weaker than plan. Despite the difficult market conditions, we continue to invest in programs which will deliver long term benefits. Although we have revised our fiscal '14 outlook downward somewhat, it is still a step up from fiscal '13. We will continue to focus on cost reductions and margin improvement as we move through the year."

In conjunction with today's release, Moog will host a conference call beginning at 10:00 a.m. ET, which will be broadcast live over the Internet. John Scannell, Chairman and CEO, and Don Fishback, 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 prior to the conference call.

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, wind energy, marine and medical equipment. Additional information about the company can be found at www.moog.com.

Cautionary Statement

Information included or incorporated by reference in this report that does not consist of historical facts, including statements accompanied by or containing words such as "may," "will," "should," "believes," "expects," "expected," "intends," "plans," "projects," "approximate," "estimates," "predicts," "potential," "outlook," "forecast," "anticipates," "presume" and "assume," are forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to several factors, risks and uncertainties, the impact or occurrence of which could cause actual results to differ materially from the expected results described in the forward-looking statements. These important factors, risks and uncertainties include:


 
--  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 operate in highly competitive markets with competitors who may have
    greater resources than we possess;
--  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;
--  we make estimates in accounting for long-term 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;
--  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;
--  contracting on government programs is subject to significant
    regulation, including rules related to bidding, billing and accounting
    kickbacks and false claims, and any non-compliance could subject us to
    fines and penalties or possible debarment;
--  the loss of Boeing as a customer or a significant reduction in sales
    to Boeing could adversely impact our operating results;
--  our new product research and development efforts may not be successful
    which could reduce our sales and earnings;
--  our inability to adequately enforce and protect our intellectual
    property or defend against assertions of infringement could prevent or
    restrict our ability to compete;
--  our business operations may be adversely affected by information
    systems interruptions, intrusions or new software implementations;
--  our indebtedness and restrictive covenants under our credit facilities
    could limit our operational and financial flexibility;
--  significant changes in discount rates, rates of return on pension
    assets, mortality tables and other factors could 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;
--  our sales and earnings may be affected if we cannot identify, acquire
    or integrate strategic acquisitions, or if we engage in divesting
    activities;
--  our operations in foreign countries expose us to political and
    currency risks and adverse changes in local legal and regulatory
    environments;
--  unforeseen exposure to additional 
income tax liabilities may affect
    our operating results;
--  government regulations could limit our ability to sell our products
    outside the United States and could otherwise adversely affect our
    business;
--  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;
--  future terror attacks, war, natural disasters or other catastrophic
    events beyond our control could negatively impact our business; and
--  our operations are subject to environmental laws, and complying with
    those laws may cause us to incur significant costs.

These factors are not exhaustive. New factors, risks and uncertainties may emerge from time to time 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. We disclaim any obligation to update the forward-looking statements made in this report.

Financial statements in this press release include As Adjusted a) Net Earnings b) Earnings Per Share c) Operating Profit and d) Operating Margin financial measures to exclude the effects of the redemption of the senior subordinated notes and the write down of an investment. Management believes these As Adjusted financial measures provide investors important insight and measurement into the company's ongoing operational performance. The Company does not intend for the information to be considered in isolation, or as substitutes to, the most closely related GAAP measures. Reconciliations to GAAP measures are contained within.


 
                                                                            
                                                                            
                                                                            
                                 Moog Inc.                                  
                    CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS                     
               (dollars in thousands, except per share data)                
                                                                            
                                                 Three Months Ended         
                                           December 28,      December 29,   
                                               2013              2012       
                                                                            
                                        ----------------- ----------------- 
                                                                            
Net sales                               $         643,385 $         620,803 
Cost of sales                                     444,076           428,103 
                                        ----------------- ----------------- 
Gross profit                                      199,309           192,700 
                                        ----------------- ----------------- 
Research and development                           35,755            32,328 
Selling, general and administrative                99,901           105,075 
Interest                                            5,129             8,596 
Redemption of senior subordinated notes             8,002                 - 
Other                                               3,665            (2,370)
                                        ----------------- ----------------- 
Earnings before income taxes                       46,857            49,071 
Income taxes                                       14,760            14,953 
                                        ----------------- ----------------- 
Net earnings                            $          32,097 $          34,118 
                                        ================= ================= 
Net earnings per share                                                      
  Basic                                 $            0.71 $            0.75 
                                        ================= ================= 
  Diluted                               $            0.70 $            0.75 
                                        ================= ================= 
                                                                            
Average common shares outstanding                                           
  Basic                                        45,384,652        45,353,332 
                                        ================= ================= 
  Diluted                                      46,010,035        45,708,289 
                                        ================= ================= 
                                                                            
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Net earnings and earnings per share -                                       
 as adjusted                                                                
                                                                            
Net earnings as reported                $          32,097 $          34,118 
                                                                            
Redemption of senior subordinated notes             5,481                 - 
                                                                            
Write down of investment                            2,748                 - 
                                                                            
                                        ----------------- ----------------- 
                                                                            
Net earnings - as adjusted              $          40,326 $          34,118 
                                                                            
                                        ================= ================= 
Diluted net earnings per share - as                                         
 adjusted                               $            0.88 $            0.75 
                                        ================= ================= 
                                                                            
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                                 Moog Inc.                                  
                  CONSOLIDATED SALES AND OPERATING PROFIT                   
                           (dollars in thousands)                           
                                                                            
                                                Three Months Ended          
                                          December 28,       December 29,   
                                              2013               2012       
                                                                            
                             
          -----------------  ----------------- 
Net Sales                                                                   
  Aircraft Controls                    $         265,416  $         252,281 
  Space and Defense Controls                      99,450             86,465 
  Industrial Systems                             144,079            147,976 
  Components                                     102,685             99,275 
  Medical Devices                                 31,755             34,806 
                                       -----------------  ----------------- 
Net sales                              $         643,385  $         620,803 
                                       =================  ================= 
                                                                            
Operating Profit and Margins                                                
                                                                            
  Aircraft Controls                    $          31,771  $          31,075 
                                                    12.0%              12.3%
  Space and Defense Controls                       7,853              8,228 
                                                     7.9%               9.5%
  Industrial Systems                              12,286              9,047 
                                                     8.5%               6.1%
  Components                                      16,189             18,846 
                                                    15.8%              19.0%
  Medical Devices                                  3,628              1,602 
                                                    11.4%               4.6%
                                       -----------------  ----------------- 
Total operating profit                            71,727             68,798 
                                                    11.1%              11.1%
Deductions from Operating Profit                                            
                                                                            
  Interest expense                                 5,129              8,596 
  Equity-based compensation expense                3,774              3,891 
  Redemption of senior subordinated                                         
   notes                                           8,002                  - 
  Corporate expenses and other                     7,965              7,240 
                                       -----------------  ----------------- 
Earnings before Income Taxes           $          46,857  $          49,071 
                                       =================  ================= 
                                                                            
                                                                            
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Operating Profit and Margins - as                                           
 adjusted                                                                   
                                                                            
  Industrial Systems as reported       $          12,286  $           9,047 
    Write down of investment                       4,011                  - 
                                       -----------------  ----------------- 
  Industrial Systems - as adjusted     $          16,297  $           9,047 
                                                    11.3%               6.1%
Total operating profit - as adjusted   $          75,738  $          68,798 
                                                    11.8%              11.1%
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                                  Moog Inc.                                 
                         CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS                        
                           (dollars in thousands)                           
                                                                            
                                            December 28,     September 28,  
                                                2013              2013      
                                         ----------------- -----------------
                                                                            
Cash                                     $         179,569 $         157,090
Receivables                                        777,483           811,376
Inventories                                        553,585           551,674
Other current assets                               129,164           127,235
                                         ----------------- -----------------
    Total current assets                         1,639,801         1,647,375
Property, plant and equipment                      564,205           562,363
Goodwill and intangible assets                     969,431           975,680
Other non-current assets                            53,336            51,677
                                         ----------------- -----------------
  Total assets                           $       3,226,773 $       3,237,095
                                         ================= =================
                                                                            
Short-term borrowings                    $         104,155 $         105,088
Current installments of long-term debt               8,642             3,382
Contract loss reserves                              38,875            44,228
Other current liabilities                          540,070           570,532
                                         ----------------- -----------------
  Total current liabilities                        691,742           723,230
Long-term debt                                     586,063           600,687
Other long-term liabilities                        371,276           377,413
                                         ----------------- -----------------
  Total liabilities                              1,649,081         1,701,330
Shareholders' equity                             1,577,692         1,535,765
                                         ----------------- -----------------
  Total liabilities and shareholders'                                       
   equity                                $       3,226,773 $       3,237,095
                                         ================= =================

MOOG INC. EAST AURORA, NEW YORK 14052 TEL-716/652-2000 FAX -716/687-4457

Contact Ann Marie Luhr 716-687-4225

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