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HighlightsFourth quarter revenue of $135.5 million on deliveries of 1,364 unitsFourth quarter net income of $0.1 million, or $0.01 per diluted shareFull year 2016 net income of $12.3 million, or $1.00 per diluted shareYear-end backlog totaling 4,259 railcars valued at $419 millionAdditional cost reductions enacted to reduce annual selling, general and administrative costs by approximately $3.0 millionTotal cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash of $98.7 million at December 31, 2016CHICAGO, Feb. 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FreightCar America
, Inc. (NASDAQ:RAIL) today reported results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2016, with net income of $0.1 million, or $0.01 per diluted share, compared to net income of $11.7 million, or $0.94 per diluted share, in the same period last year."In 2016, the rail industry experienced a second year of reduced car loadings and a large oversupply of railcars, which contributed to a 45% reduction in deliveries in the fourth quarter," said Joe McNeely, President and Chief Executive Officer. "Additionally, in the fourth quarter, we continued to experience higher than expected manufacturing costs associated with certain first-time car builds. We continue to address our production processes and expect improvements in these builds going forward.""Our delivery outlook for 2017 reflects year-over-year volume reductions as lower industry order trends are expected to persist. In this period of weak demand, we are focused on maintaining a strong cash position which provides stability. Based upon our current production schedules and customer delivery requirements, we expect to deliver between 3,200 and 3,800 new railcars in 2017, including 100 leased railcars," Mr. McNeely continued. "As a result of this outlook, we have implemented additional reductions in our salaried administrative workforce and discretionary spending, which are expected to yield an additional $3.0 million in annualized savings in addition to the $5.0 million of annualized savings we announced last year. Furthermore, we will be idling our Danville, Illinois, manufacturing facility for railcar production effective March 31, 2017."FOURTH QUARTER RESULTSConsolidated revenues were $135.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2016 compared to $203.3 million in the same quarter of 2015. The Company delivered 1,364 railcars in the fourth quarter of 2016, which included 1,137 new railcars and 227 rebuilt railcars. This compares to 2,464 railcars delivered in the fourth quarter of 2015, which included 1,692 new railcars, 672 rebuilt railcars and 100 leased railcars.Consolidated operating loss for the fourth quarter of 2016 was $3.1 million. Adjusted operating loss, which excludes restructuring and impairment charges totaling $0.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2016, was $2.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2016 compared to operating income of $16.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2015. Adjusted operating income (loss) is a non-GAAP financial measure. A reconciliation of adjusted operating income (loss) to operating income, the most directly comparable GAAP measure, is provided in the attached supplemental disclosure.The income tax benefit of $3.2 million recorded in the fourth quarter of 2016 included a $2.7 million benefit from the reduction of a reserve for an uncertain tax position.Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash were $98.7 million as of December 31, 2016.COST REDUCTION PLANIn the first quarter of 2017, the Company has made further reductions to its salaried administrative workforce and other discretionary costs, which are expected to reduce its annual operating costs by approximately $3.0 million. The total estimated costs relating to this program are approximately $1.0 million of employee-related costs. Mr. McNeely concluded, "When the cost reduction plans are fully implemented, we will have eliminated approximately $8.0 million of costs on an annualized basis, allowing FreightCar America to be well-positioned when the freight car market recovers." BACKLOGTotal manufacturing backlog was 4,259 units at December 31, 2016, compared to 9,840 units at December 31, 2015 and 5,613 units at September 30, 2016.FULL YEAR RESULTSConsolidated revenues for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016 were $523.7 million compared to $772.9 million for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015. The Company delivered 5,559 railcars in 2016, which included 5,332 new railcars and 227 rebuilt railcars. This compares to 8,980 railcars delivered in 2015, which included 6,280 new railcars, 2,600 rebuilt railcars and 100 railcars leased.Consolidated operating income for 2016 was $15.8 million compared to $46.8 million in 2015. Adjusted operating income, which excludes restructuring and impairment charges, the gain on settlement of the retiree benefit plan obligation in 2016 and the gain on sale of the railcar repair and maintenance services business in 2015, was $3.8 million in 2016 compared to adjusted operating income of $42.2 million in 2015.Net income in 2016 was $12.3 million, or $1.00 per diluted share, compared to $31.8 million, or $2.58 per diluted share, in 2015. The Company will host a conference call and live webcast on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time) to discuss the Company's fourth quarter 2016 financial results. To participate in the conference call, please dial (800) 230-1085, Confirmation Number 418091. Interested parties are asked to dial in approximately 10 to 15 minutes prior to the start time of the call. The live audio-only webcast can be accessed at:Event URL: https://im.csgsystems.com/cgi-bin/confCast Conference ID#: 418091If you need technical assistance, call the toll-free AT&T Conference Casting Support Help Line at (888) 793-6118. Please note that the webcast is listen-only and webcast participants will not be able to participate in the question and answer portion of the conference call. An audio replay of the conference call will be available beginning at 1:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) on February 28, 2017 until 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time) on March 28, 2017. To access the replay, please dial (800) 475-6701. The replay pass code is 418091. An audio replay of the call will be available on the Company's website within two days following the earnings call.FreightCar America, Inc. manufactures a wide range of railroad freight cars, supplies railcar parts and leases freight cars through its JAIX Leasing Company subsidiary. FreightCar America designs and builds high-quality railcars, including coal cars, bulk commodity cars, covered hopper cars, intermodal and non-intermodal flat cars, mill gondola cars, coil steel cars and boxcars. It is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois and has facilities in the following locations: Cherokee, Alabama; Danville, Illinois; Grand Island, Nebraska; Johnstown, Pennsylvania; and Roanoke, Virginia. More information about FreightCar America is available on its website at www.freightcaramerica.com.This press release may contain statements relating to our expected financial performance and/or future business prospects, events and plans that are "forward-looking statements" as defined under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements represent our estimates and assumptions only as of the date of this press release. Our actual results may differ materially from the results described in or anticipated by our forward-looking statements due to certain risks and uncertainties. These potential risks and uncertainties include, among other things: the cyclical nature of our business; adverse economic and market conditions; fluctuating costs of raw materials, including steel and aluminum, and delays in the delivery of raw materials; our ability to maintain relationships with our suppliers of railcar components; our reliance upon a small number of customers that represent a large percentage of our sales; the variable purchase patterns of our customers and the timing of completion, delivery and customer acceptance of orders; the highly competitive nature of our industry; the risk of lack of acceptance of our new railcar offerings by our customers; and the additional risk factors described in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We expressly disclaim any duty to provide updates to any forward-looking statements made in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. FreightCar America, Inc. Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited) December 31, December 31, 2016 2015 (In thousands) Assets Current assets Cash and cash equivalents$92,750 $83,068 Restricted cash and restricted certificates of deposit 5,970 6,896 Marketable securities — 26,951 Accounts receivable, net 25,207 39,708 Inventories, net 97,904 115,354 Income taxes receivable 13,283 — Other current assets 6,056 8,704 Total current assets 241,170 280,681 Property, plant and equipment, net 46,347 42,596 Railcars available for lease, net 24,018 24,729 Goodwill 21,521 21,521 Deferred income taxes, net 4,221 34,722 Other long-term assets 1,978 2,655 Total assets$339,255 $406,904 Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity Current liabilities Accounts and contractual payables$34,536 $34,304 Accrued payroll and other employee costs 3,117 8,708 Reserve for workers' compensation 4,444 4,165 Accrued warranty 8,324 9,239 Customer deposits and deferred revenue 371 8,615 Income taxes payable 9 4,180 Other current liabilities 3,334Full story available on Benzinga.comWeiter zum vollständigen Artikel bei "Benzinga earnings"