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Earnings Highlights and Summary

For Q2 FY18, WBC's total revenues reached $1 billion, reflecting an increase of 25.94% from $795 million in Q2 FY17, as the Company benefitted from a strong global market growth. This marked the second consecutive quarter for the Company with over $1 billion revenues. In terms of local currencies, the Company's sales increased 20.70% on a y-o-y basis in Q2 FY18. The Company's reported revenue numbers surpassed analysts' consensus estimates of $994.20 million.

WBC's cost of sales was $690.90 million in Q2 FY18, 26.19% higher than $547.50 million in Q2 FY17. The Company's gross profit advanced 25.37% to $310.30 million in the reported quarter from $247.50 million in the prior year’s same quarter.

During Q2 FY18, WBC incurred selling and administrative expenses of $119 million, up 19.96% from $99.20 million in Q2 FY17. Besides, the Company's research, development, and engineering expenses increased 21.48% to $47.50 million on a y-o-y basis in Q2 FY18. WBC's operating income was $146.50 million in the quarter ended June 30, 2018, versus $108.40 million in the comparable period of last year, reflecting an increase of 35.15%. The Company's operating margin also increased 1% to 14.63% in Q2 FY18.

WBC's net income attributable to common shareholders was $104.40 million in Q2 FY18, representing an increase of 19.72% from $87.20 million in Q2 FY17. The Company's diluted earnings per share (EPS) also jumped 21.12% to $1.95 in the quarter under review from $1.61 in the year ago corresponding quarter. The Company's reported results included streamlining costs, separation costs, acquisition-related costs, and related income tax impact. Excluding special items, WBC had performance diluted EPS of $2.00 on a non-GAAP basis in the reported quarter, up 18.34% from $1.69 in Q2 FY17; and surpassing analysts' consensus estimates of $1.91.

Cash Matters

WBC had cash and cash equivalents of $654.90 million as on June 30, 2018, reflecting a decrease of 42.63% from $1.14 billion as on December 31, 2017. The Company’s long-term debt declined 16.46% to $854.90 million as on June 30, 2018, from $1.02 billion as on December 31, 2017.

WBC's cash provided by operating activities was $77.20 million in the quarter ended June 30, 2018, 12.47% lower than $88.20 million in the same period of last year.

WBC spent $30.30 million on purchases of property, plant, and equipment in Q2 FY18, up 35.87% from $22.30 million in Q2 FY17.

During Q2 FY18, WABCO repurchased 708,000 shares for $89.20 million through its share buyback program. Between June 2011 and June 30, 2018, WABCO has repurchased 20,257,912 shares for $1.71 billion in open market transactions. The Company intends to repurchase shares up to a total of $300 million during FY18, subject to market conditions and applicable regulatory requirements.


For the full fiscal year 2018, WBC expects reported sales of $3.85 billion to $3.95 billion. For FY18, the Company anticipates a GAAP reported operating margin of 13.60% to 14%, and a non-GAAP performance operating margin of 14.30% to 14.70%. WBC expects a reported net income of $376.90 million to $392.80 million, and a performance net income of $395.60 million to $411.50 million for FY18. The Company expects reported diluted EPS to be in the range of $7.10 to $7.40, and performance diluted EPS to be in the band of $7.45 to $7.75 for FY18.

Stock Performance Snapshot

July 26, 2018 - At Thursday's closing bell, WABCO's stock rose 2.57%, ending the trading session at $122.57.

Volume traded for the day: 441.44 thousand shares.

Stock performance in the last month - up 3.44%

After yesterday's close, WABCO's market cap was at $6.59 billion.

Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio was at 8.12.

The stock is part of the Consumer Goods sector, categorized under the Auto Parts industry.


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