The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. Provides Earnings Guidance for Second Half of 2015 and Full Year of 2016
Apr 7 15
The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. provided earnings guidance for second half of 2015 and full year of 2016. Looking ahead to the second half of 2015 and beyond, the company believes working capital needs should stabilize. The company has $55 million remaining of its previously stated $95 million manufacturing CapEx in the second half of 2015. In the second half of 2015, the company will generate free cash flow as well.
For 2016 and beyond, the company expects CapEx will be significantly less than 2015. The company expects that it will generate significant free cash flow in 2016 and beyond. The company will continue to use this free cash flow to reinvest in high rate of return projects in its core businesses, to seek acquisitions in its core competencies and to continue to return capital to shareholders.
The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. Declares Quarterly Dividend Payable on May 6, 2015
Apr 7 15
The Board of The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. declared a quarterly dividend of $0.15 per share payable on May 6, 2015 to shareholders of record as of April 15, 2015.
The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Second Quarter and Six Months Ended February 28, 2015; Raises Earnings Guidance for the Fiscal Year 2015
Apr 7 15
The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the second quarter and six months ended February 28, 2015. For the quarter, the company reported total revenue of $630,149,000 against $502,216,000 a year ago. Earnings from operations were $92,532,000 against $34,602,000 a year ago. Earnings before income tax and earnings from unconsolidated affiliates were $90,603,000 against $30,503,000 a year ago. Earnings before earnings from unconsolidated affiliates were $61,231,000 against $20,620,000 a year ago. Net earnings attributable to the company were $50,351,000 against $15,587,000 a year ago. Diluted earnings per common share were $1.57 against $0.50 a year ago. Adjusted EBITDA was $102,695,000 against $67,227,000 a year ago.
For the six months, the company reported total revenue of $911,829,000 against $873,161,000 a year ago. Earnings from operations were $146,954,000 against $72,824,000 a year ago. Earnings before income tax and earnings from unconsolidated affiliates were $141,884,000 against $63,981,000 a year ago. Earnings before earnings from unconsolidated affiliates were $96,458,000 against $43,576,000 a year ago. Net earnings attributable to the company were $83,137,000 against $30,975,000 a year ago. Diluted earnings per common share were $2.57 against $0.98 a year ago. Net cash used in operating activities was $7,793,000 against net cash provided by operating activities of $66,820,000 a year ago. Capital expenditures were $53,000 against $16,529,000 a year ago.
The company raised earnings guidance for the fiscal year 2015. For the year, the company announced that based on current business trends and industry forecasts, the company has raised its guidance to, deliveries in fiscal year 2015 of approximately 21,000 units. Revenue of approximately $2.6 billion to $2.7 billion, which excludes revenue from GBW as it is accounted for under the equity method of accounting. Diluted EPS is in the range of $5.65 to $5.95. Adjusted EBITDA is in the range of $420 million to $435 million. Similar to previous years, financial results in the second half of the year are expected to be stronger than the first half. Also, while gross margins are expected to increase overall, management does not believe its track will be linear.