Terex Corporation TEX reported second-quarter 2019 adjusted earnings per share of $1.21 missing the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.34 by a margin of 10%. The bottom line also declined 8% from the prior-year quarter.
Including one-time items, Terex reported earnings of $1.14 per share in the quarter compared with year-ago figure of $1.10.
Revenues in the quarter rose 4% year over year to $1.307 billion, lagging the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.317 billion. Cost of goods sold improved 6% to $1,035 million from $974 million in the prior-year quarter. Gross profit fell 2% year over year to $271.8 million.
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Selling, general and administrative expenses remained flat at $146 million. Terex reported an operating income of $126 million compared with $132 million in the year-ago quarter, reflecting year-over-year decline of 5%.
The Aerial Work Platforms (AWP) segment reported revenues of $870 million in the second quarter, up 2.1% from $852 million in the prior-year quarter. Operating income declined 23% to $8 million from the prior-year quarter.
The Material Processing (MP) segment’s revenues totaled $346 million, reflecting year-over-year improvement of around 9%. The segment reported operating income of $56 million, up 27% year over year.
Terex had cash and cash equivalents of $368 million at the end of second quarter of 2019, compared with $340 million at 2018-end. The company utilized $48.3 million of cash in operating activities in the six-month period ended Jun 30, 2019 compared with cash inflow of $35.6 million in the comparable prior year period. Long-term debt was $1,341.7 million as of Jun 30, 2019, compared with $1,210.6 million as of Dec 31, 2018.
Terex remains on track for the completion of the sale of Demag Mobile Cranes which is expected to result in cash proceeds of approximately $125 million.
2019 Guidance Trimmed
The company expects the AWP segment’s performance in the second half of 2019 to be in line with the comparable period last year. The segment’s sales in fiscal 2019 are expected to be flat to an increase of 1% from the prior fiscal. The company had earlier projected sales growth at 3-6%. Operating margins is guided at 9-9.5%, down from the prior 10.5-11.5%.
Terex increased sales growth expectation to 4-7% for the MP segment in 2019. The company had earlier expected sale growth at 2%-6%. Operating margin guidance is at 14-14.5%, up from the 13.0-13.5% guidance provided earlier.
Terex now projects earnings per share for fiscal 2019 at $3.40-$3.80 on net sales of approximately $4.6 billion. Operating margin for the year is projected at 8.8-9.3%. Terex had earlier expected earnings per share to be in the upper half of its guidance range of $3.60 to $4.20 and net sales of around $4.7 billion.
Share Price Performance
Terex’ stock has plunged 18.5% over the past year, compared with the industry’s decline of 5.5%.
Zacks Rank & Stocks to Consider
Terex currently carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).
Some better-ranked stocks in the Industrial Products sector are John Bean Technologies Corp. JBT, CECO Environmental Corp. CECE and Roper Technologies, Inc. ROP. While John Bean Technologies and CECO Environmental sport a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), Roper Technologies carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy). You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here
John Bean Technologies has an expected earnings growth rate of 5.9% for the current year. The stock has appreciated 10.2% in a year’s time.
CECO Environmental has an impressive projected earnings growth rate of 84.8% for the ongoing year. The company’s shares have rallied 30.2% over the past year.
Roper Technologies has an estimated earnings growth rate of 9.8% for 2019. The company’s shares have gained 20.4% in the past year.
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