Full year Industrial Activities net sales and operating margin guidance reaffirmed; net industrial debt guidance at between $1.5 billion and $1.8 billion excluding the European Commission settlement (approximately $500 million)
London (UK) – (July 26, 2016) CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE:CNHI / MI:CNHI) today announced consolidated revenues of $6,753 million for the second quarter 2016, down 2.9% compared to the second quarter 2015. Net sales of Industrial Activities were $6,450 million in Q2 2016, down 2.8% compared to the same period in 2015. Reported net income was $129 million in the second quarter, which includes an additional non-tax deductible charge of $49 million following finalization of the European Commission settlement on the truck competition investigation. Adjusted net income was $216 million for the quarter.
Operating profit of Industrial Activities was $453 million for the second quarter, a $52 million increase compared to the same period in 2015, with an operating margin of 7.0%, up 1.0 p.p. compared to the second quarter 2015. “Our second quarter results were solid; we continued to demonstrate our ability to execute across the breadth of our business and geographic portfolio despite the large disparity of demand conditions prevalent in the capital goods sector,” said Richard Tobin, Chief Executive Officer of CNH Industrial. “Our ability to increase operating profit in the Agricultural Equipment segment and our trend of improved results in Commercial Vehicles solidify our belief that the benefits of our efficiency plan on product cost and quality are taking hold.”
Excluding the impact of the additional non-tax deductible charge for the EC settlement, the effective tax rate was 37% for the quarter, resulting in a 46% effective tax rate year-to-date. The Company’s long-term effective tax rate objective remains unchanged at between 34% to 36%.
Net industrial debt was $2.1 billion at June 30, 2016, after the payment of $0.2 billion in dividends to shareholders in April 2016. The $0.3 billion improvement compared to March 31, 2016 was primarily attributable to the $0.6 billion operating cash flow generated from Industrial Activities in the second quarter 2016. Total Debt of $26.3 billion at June 30, 2016, was $0.5 billion higher than at March 31, 2016 primarily as a result of the issuance of new notes for €550 million in the second quarter, and in line with December 31, 2015. As of June 30, 2016, available liquidity (including cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash of $5.8 billion, and undrawn committed facilities of $3.0 billion) was $8.8 billion, up $0.6 billion compared to March 31, 2016 and down $0.5 billion compared to December 31, 2015.
net sales decreased 7.5% for the second quarter 2016 compared to the same period in 2015 (down 6.3% on a constant currency basis), as a result of lower industry volume, unfavorable product mix in the row crop sector in NAFTA and unfavorable industry volume in the small grain sector in EMEA. Net sales increased in APAC, mainly driven by higher volume in Australia. Sales in specialty tractors and harvesters in EMEA remain strong, and in LATAM sugar cane harvester demand offset the industry decline for tractors.
Operating profit was $301 million for the second quarter ($263 million in the second quarter 2015). The increase was primarily due to positive pricing and cost containment actions, including material cost reductions, and favorable foreign exchange impact. Operating margin increased 2.0 p.p. to 10.7%.
net sales decreased 19.6% for the second quarter 2016 compared to the same period in 2015 (down 18.4% on a constant currency basis), due to negative industry volumes primarily in the heavy product class in all regions.
Operating profit was $17 million for the second quarter 2016 ($35 million in the second quarter 2015). Operating margin decreased 1.8 p.p. to 2.9%, as a result of lower volumes in NAFTA and negative industrial absorption partially offset by lower product cost and other cost containment actions. Second quarter production was 13% lower than the previous year to balance channel inventory with current demand conditions.
net sales increased 5.1% for the second quarter 2016 compared to the same period in 2015 (up 6.0% on a constant currency basis), as a result of increased truck deliveries in EMEA. In LATAM, net sales decreased due to lower industry volumes in Brazil and Argentina. Specialty vehicle unit deliveries declined 53% as a result of reduced deliveries of defence vehicles in Europe.
Operating profit was $100 million for the second quarter 2016, a $33 million increase compared to Q2 2015, or a $58 million increase excluding the $25 million operating profit recorded by our Venezuelan subsidiary in Q2 2015 before the currency re-measurement in the second half of 2015. The increase was primarily a result of positive pricing, material cost reductions and manufacturing efficiencies in EMEA offsetting the difficult trading conditions in LATAM commercial vehicles, and reduced activity levels in the specialty vehicle business. Operating margin increased 1.2 p.p. to 3.9%.
net sales increased 8.0% in the second quarter 2016 compared to the same period in 2015 (up 7.0% on a constant currency basis) due to higher sales volumes to third parties. Sales to external customers accounted for 46% of total net sales (42% in Q2 2015) as the benefits of our SCR-only technology solutions continue to gain market recognition.
Operating profit was $66 million for the second quarter, a $13 million increase compared to the second quarter 2015, with an operating margin of 6.5% (up 0.9 p.p. compared to Q2 2015). The improvement was due to higher sales volumes, improved product mix and manufacturing efficiencies.
revenues totaled $399 million in the second quarter 2016, a 5.7% decrease compared to the same period in 2015 (down 3.4% on a constant currency basis), due to a lower average portfolio, a reduction in interest spreads and the negative impact of currency translation. In the second quarter 2016, retail loan originations (including unconsolidated joint ventures) were $2.3 billion, down $0.1 billion compared to the second quarter 2015, primarily due to the decline in Agricultural Equipment sales. The managed portfolio (including unconsolidated joint ventures) of $25.3 billion as of June 30, 2016 (of which retail was 64% and wholesale 36%) was down $0.1 billion compared to June 30, 2015 (up $0.2 billion on a constant currency basis).
Net income was $87 million for the second quarter 2016, a decrease of $11 million over the same period in 2015, primarily due to the lower average portfolio and the reduction in interest spreads.
CNH Industrial is confirming its 2016 guidance as follows:
• Net sales of Industrial Activities between $23 billion and $24 billion, with an operating margin of Industrial Activities between 5.2% and 5.8%;
• Net industrial debt at the end of 2016 between $1.5 billion and $1.8 billion excluding the European Commission settlement (approximately $500 million).
About CNH Industrial
CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE: CNHI /MI: CNHI) is a global leader in the capital goods sector with established industrial experience, a wide range of products and a worldwide presence. Each of the individual brands belonging to the Company is a major international force in its specific industrial sector: Case IH, New Holland Agriculture and Steyr for tractors and agricultural machinery; Case and New Holland Construction for earth moving equipment; Iveco for commercial vehicles; Iveco Bus and Heuliez Bus for buses and coaches; Iveco Astra for quarry and construction vehicles; Magirus for firefighting vehicles; Iveco Defence Vehicles for defence and civil protection; and FPT Industrial for engines and transmissions. More information can be found on the corporate website: www.cnhindustrial.com
Today, at 3:30 p.m. CEST / 2:30 p.m. BST / 9:30 a.m. EDT, management will hold a conference call to present 2016 second quarter and first half results to financial analysts and institutional investors. The call can be followed live online at: http://bit.ly/29NCzqp and a recording will be available later on the Company’s website (www.cnhindustrial.com). A presentation will be made available on the CNH Industrial website prior to the call.
Non-GAAP Financial Information
CNH Industrial monitors its operations through the use of several non-GAAP financial measures. CNH Industrial’s management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide useful and relevant information regarding its results and allow management and investors to assess CNH Industrial’s operating trends, financial performance and financial position. Management uses these non-GAAP measures to identify operational trends, as well as make decisions regarding future spending, resource allocations and other operational decisions as they provide additional transparency with respect to our core operations. These non-GAAP financial measures have no standardized meaning presented in U.S. GAAP or EU- IFRS and are unlikely to be comparable to other similarly titled measures used by other companies due to potential differences between the companies in calculations. As a result, the use of these non-GAAP measures has limitations and should not be considered as substitutes for measures of financial performance and financial position prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP and/or EU-IFRS.
CNH Industrial non-GAAP financial measures are defined as follows:
• Operating Profit under U.S. GAAP: Operating Profit of Industrial Activities is defined as net sales less cost of goods sold, selling, general and administrative expenses, and research and development expenses. Operating Profit
of Financial Services is defined as revenues less selling, general and administrative expense, interest expenses and certain other operating expenses.
• Trading Profit under EU-IFRS: Trading Profit is derived from financial information prepared in accordance with EU-IFRS and is defined as income before restructuring, gains/(losses) on disposal of investments and other
items, interest expense of
Industrial Activities, income taxes, equity in income (loss) of unconsolidated subsidiaries and affiliates, non-controlling interests.
• Operating Profit under EU-IFRS: Operating Profit under EU-IFRS is computed starting from Trading Profit under EU- IFRS plus/minus restructuring costs, other income (expenses) that are unusual in the ordinary course of
business (such as gains and losses on the disposal of investments and other unusual items arising from infrequent external events or market conditions).
• Adjusted Net Income (Loss): is defined as net income (loss), less restructuring charges and exceptional items, after tax. In particular, exceptional items are specifically disclosed items that management believes are not
reflective of on-going operational activities.
• Adjusted Diluted EPS: is computed by dividing Adjusted Net Income (loss) attributable to CNH Industrial N.V. by a weighted-average number of common shares outstanding during the period that takes into consideration
potential common shares outstanding
deriving from the CNH Industrial share-based payment awards, when inclusion is not anti- dilutive.
• Net Debt and Net Debt of Industrial Activities (or Net Industrial Debt): CNH Industrial provides the reconciliation of Net Debt to Total Debt, which is the most directly comparable measure included in the consolidated balance
sheets. Due to different sources of
cash flows used for the repayment of the debt between Industrial Activities and Financial Services (by cash from operations for Industrial Activities and by collection of financing receivables
for Financial Services), management separately evaluates the cash flow
performance of Industrial Activities using Net Debt of Industrial Activities.
• Change excl. FX or Constant Currency: CNH Industrial discusses the fluctuations in revenues and certain non-GAAP financial measures on a constant currency basis by applying the prior year exchange rates to current year’s
values expressed in local currency in order to eliminate the impact of foreign exchange rate fluctuations.
The tables attached to this press release provide reconciliations of the non-GAAP measures used in this press release to the most directly comparable GAAP measures.
All statements other than statements of historical fact contained in this earning release including statements regarding our competitive strengths; business strategy; future financial position or operating results; budgets; projections with respect to revenue, income, earnings (or loss) per share, capital expenditures, dividends, capital structure or other financial items; costs; and plans and objectives of management regarding operations and products, are forward-looking statements. These statements may include terminology such as “may”, “will”, “expect”, “could”, “should”, “intend”, “estimate”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “outlook”, “continue”, “remain”, “on track”, “design”, “target”, “objective”, “goal”, “forecast”, “projection”, “prospects”, “plan”, or similar terminology. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance. Rather, they are based on current views and assumptions and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside our control and are difficult to predict. If any of these risks and uncertainties materialize or other assumptions underlying any of the forward-looking statements prove to be incorrect, the actual results or developments may differ materially from any future results or developments expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Factors, risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements include, among others: the many interrelated factors that affect consumer confidence and worldwide demand for capital goods and capital goods-related products; general economic conditions in each of our markets; changes in government policies regarding banking, monetary and fiscal policies; legislation, particularly relating to capital goods-related issues such as agriculture, the environment, debt relief and subsidy program policies, trade and commerce and infrastructure development; government policies on international trade and investment, including sanctions, import quotas, capital controls and tariffs; actions of competitors in the various industries in which we compete; development and use of new technologies and technological difficulties; the interpretation of, or adoption of new, compliance requirements with respect to engine emissions, safety or other aspects of our products; production difficulties, including capacity and supply constraints and excess inventory levels; labor relations; interest rates and currency exchange rates; inflation and deflation; energy prices; prices for agricultural commodities; housing starts and other construction activity; our ability to obtain financing or to refinance existing debt; a decline in the price of used vehicles; the resolution of pending litigation and investigations on a wide range of topics, including dealer and supplier litigation, intellectual property rights disputes, product warranty and defective product claims, and emissions and/or fuel economy regulatory and contractual issues; the evolution of our contractual relations with Kobelco Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. and Sumitomo (S.H.I.) Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.; our pension plans and other post-employment obligations; political and civil unrest; volatility and deterioration of capital and financial markets, including further deterioration of the Eurozone sovereign debt crisis, other similar risks and uncertainties and our success in managing the risks involved in the foregoing. Further information concerning factors, risks, and uncertainties that could materially affect the Company’s financial results is included in our annual report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2015, prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP and in our EU Annual Report at December 31, 2015, prepared in accordance with EU-IFRS. Investors should refer to and consider the incorporated information on risks, factors, and uncertainties in addition to the information presented here.
Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which such statements are made. Furthermore, in light of ongoing difficult macroeconomic conditions, both globally and in the industries in which we operate, it is particularly difficult to forecast our results and any estimates or forecasts of particular periods that we provide in this earnings release are uncertain. Accordingly, investors should not place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. We can give no assurance that the expectations reflected in our forward-looking statements will prove to be correct. Our outlook is based upon assumptions relating to the factors described in the earnings release, which are sometimes based upon estimates and data received from third parties. Such estimates and data are often revised. Our actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements. We undertake no obligation to update or revise publicly our outlook or forward-looking statements. Further information concerning CNH Industrial and its businesses, including factors that potentially could materially affect CNH Industrial’s financial results, is included in CNH Industrial’s reports and filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), the Autoriteit Financiële Markten (“AFM”) and Commissione Nazionale per le Società e la Borsa (“CONSOB”).
All future written and oral forward-looking statements by CNH Industrial or persons acting on the behalf of CNH Industrial are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements contained herein or referred to above.
(1) CNH Industrial reports quarterly and annual consolidated financial results under U.S. GAAP and EU-IFRS. The tables and discussion related to the financial results of the Company and its segments shown in this press release are prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Financial results under EU-IFRS are shown in specific tables at the end of this press release.
(2) This item is a non-GAAP financial measure. Refer to the “Non-GAAP Financial Information” section of this press release for information regarding non-GAAP financial measures.
(3) Refer to the specific table in the “Other Supplemental Financial Information” section of this press release for the reconciliation between “Net income (loss)” and “Adjusted net income”.
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