Cummins Reports Third Quarter Results, Confirms Full Year Guidance

Cummins Reports Third Quarter Results, Confirms Full Year Guidance

  • Expects full-year revenues of $17 billion, EBIT of 13.5 percent

COLUMBUS, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Cummins Inc. (NYS: CMI) today reported results for the third quarter of 2012.

Third quarter revenue of $4.1 billion decreased 11 percent from the same quarter in 2011. Revenues in North America grew 2 percent while revenues from international markets declined 21 percent.


Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) were $496 million or 12.0 percent of sales compared to $640 million or 13.8 percent of sales in the third quarter of 2011.

Net income attributable to Cummins in the third quarter of 2012 was $352 million ($1.86 per diluted share) compared to $452 million in the same period a year ago ($2.35 per diluted share).

"Demand has dropped sharply over the last three months, reflecting a high degree of uncertainty among customers in most geographic markets," said Tom Linebarger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "We have been responding to the conditions by delaying or cancelling projects, flexing production at some of our manufacturing plants, reducing discretionary expenses, and reducing our workforce by 1000 to 1500 people by the end of this year. We are continuing to fund projects that are important for future growth and meeting commitments to customers. We are working to respond to the conditions now to ensure the long term strength of the company and to best serve the many stakeholders who rely on Cummins long term success."

Based on the current forecast, Cummins expects full year revenues to be $17 billion, with EBIT in the range of 13.5 percent of sales.

Other recent highlights:

  • Fitch Rating Services raised its Long-term Issuer Default Rating and long-term debt ratings for Cummins to "A";

  • Cummins became the first engine manufacturer to receive certification for the EPA 2013 regulations and the new Greenhouse Gas rules that come into effect in the U.S. in 2014 with our ISX15 engine;

  • Cummins Power Generation's stationary diesel generator set received EPA Tier 4 interim certification for the North American market 3 years ahead of deadline; and

  • Newsweek's 2012 Green Rankings of businesses ranked Cummins #64 among the 500 largest public companies in the United States, which is #1 among industrial companies;

Third quarter 2012 detail (all comparisons to same period in 2011)

Engine Segment

  • Sales - $2.5 billion, down 14 percent

  • Segment EBIT - $239 million, or 9.5 percent of sales, compared to $349 million or 11.8 percent of sales

  • Lower demand in North American heavy duty truck, medium duty truck, oil and gas and mining markets, lower demand for trucks in Brazil and in the construction market in China offset stronger demand for light duty truck and construction engines in North America.

Components Segment

  • Sales - $938 million, down 8 percent

  • Segment EBIT - $89 million, or 9.5 percent of sales, compared to $113 million or 11.1 percent of sales

  • Lower demand in on-highway markets in North America, Europe and China offset higher product content in Brazil. The net impact of acquisitions and divestitures slightly increased revenues

Power Generation Segment

  • Sales - $814 million, down 7 percent

  • Segment EBIT - $73 million, or 9.0 percent of sales, compared to $92 million or 10.5 percent of sales

  • Higher revenues in North America offset by lower demand in Europe, China, the Middle East and Latin America

Distribution Segment

  • Sales - $801 million, up 2 percent, down 7 percent excluding acquisitions

  • Segment EBIT - $99 million, or 12.4 percent of sales, compared to $104 million or 13.3 percent of sales

  • Lower sales in Africa, Europe and Asia Pacific offsetting growth in North America, China and the Middle East

About Cummins

Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service diesel and natural gas engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana, (USA) Cummins employed approximately 44,000 people worldwide at the end of 2011 and serves customers in approximately 190 countries and territories through a network of more than 600 company-owned and independent distributor locations and approximately 6,500 dealer locations. Cummins earned $1.85 billion on sales of $18.0 billion in 2011. Press releases can be found on the Web at www.cummins.com.

Forward-looking disclosure statement

Information provided in this release that is not purely historical are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding our forecasts, guidance, preliminary results, expectations, hopes, beliefs and intentions on strategies regarding the future. These forward looking statements include, without limitation, statements relating to our plans and expectations for our revenues for the second quarter of 2012, as well as the full year. Our actual future results could differ materially from those projected in such forward-looking statements because of a number of factors, including, but not limited to: the adoption and implementation of global emission standards; the price and availability of energy; the pace of infrastructure development; increasing global competition among our customers; general economic, business and financing conditions; governmental action; changes in our customers' business strategies; competitor pricing activity; expense volatility; labor relations; and other risks detailed from time to time in our Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including particularly in the Risk Factors section of our 2011 Annual Report on Form 10-K. Shareholders, potential investors and other readers are urged to consider these factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements made herein are made only as of the date of this press release and we undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. More detailed information about factors that may affect our performance may be found in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which are available at http://www.sec.gov or at http://www.cummins.com in the Investor Relations section of our website.

Presentation of Non-GAAP Financial Information

EBIT is a non-GAAP measure used in this release, and is defined and reconciled to what management believes to be the most comparable GAAP measure in a schedule attached to this release. Cummins presents this information as it believes it is useful to understanding the Company's operating performance, and because EBIT is a measure used internally to assess the performance of the operating units.

Webcast information

Cummins management will host a teleconference to discuss these results today at 11 a.m. EDT. This teleconference will be webcast and available on the Investor Relations section of the Cummins website atwww.cummins.com. Participants wishing to view the visuals available with the audio are encouraged to sign-in a few minutes prior to the start of the teleconference.

CUMMINS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(Unaudited) (a)

Three months ended

September 30,

July 1,

September 25,

In millions, except per share amounts

2012

2012

2011

NET SALES

$

4,118

$

4,452

$

4,626

Cost of sales

3,076

3,242

3,438

GROSS MARGIN

1,042

1,210

1,188

OPERATING EXPENSES AND INCOME

Selling, general and administrative expenses

456

487

489

Research, development and engineering expenses

186

187

164

Equity, royalty and interest income from investees (Note 1)

94

104

102

Gain on sale of businesses

-

6

-

Other operating income (expense), net

(1)

2

2

OPERATING INCOME

493

648

639

Interest income

5

7

9

Interest expense

9

8

11

Other income (expense), net

(2)

14

(8)

INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES

487

661

629

Income tax expense (Note 2)

117

166

157

CONSOLIDATED NET INCOME

370

495

472

Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

18

26

20

NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO CUMMINS INC.

$

352

$

469

$

452

EARNINGS PER COMMON SHARE ATTRIBUTABLE TO CUMMINS INC.

Basic

$

1.87

$

2.47

$

2.35

Diluted

$

1.86

$

2.47

$

2.35

WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING

Basic

188.6

189.8

192.1

Diluted

189.0

190.1

192.7

CASH DIVIDENDS DECLARED PER COMMON SHARE

$

0.50

$

0.40

$

0.40

(a) Prepared on an unaudited basis in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

CUMMINS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(Unaudited) (a)

Nine months ended

In millions, except per share amounts

September 30,
2012

September 25,
2011

NET SALES

$

13,042

$

13,127

Cost of sales

9,592

9,779

GROSS MARGIN

3,450

3,348

OPERATING EXPENSES AND INCOME

Selling, general and administrative expenses

1,418

1,341

Research, development and engineering expenses

554

450

Equity, royalty and interest income from investees (Note 1)

302

315

Gain on sale of businesses

6

68

Other operating income (expense), net

3

(4)

OPERATING INCOME

1,789

1,936

Interest income

20

25

Interest expense

25

34

Other income (expense), net

14

(14)

INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES

1,798

1,913

Income tax expense (Note 2)

458

539

CONSOLIDATED NET INCOME

1,340

1,374

Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

64

74

NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO CUMMINS INC.

$

1,276

$

1,300

EARNINGS PER COMMON SHARE ATTRIBUTABLE TO CUMMINS INC.

Basic

$

6.73

$

6.71

Diluted

$

6.72

$

6.69

WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING

Basic

189.6

193.8

Diluted

190.0

194.4

CASH DIVIDENDS DECLARED PER COMMON SHARE

$

1.30

$

0.925

(a) Prepared on an unaudited basis in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

CUMMINS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited) (a)

September 30,

December 31,

In millions, except par value

2012

2011

ASSETS

Current assets

Cash and cash equivalents

$

1,033

$

1,484

Marketable securities

239

277

Total cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities

1,272

1,761

Accounts and notes receivable, net

2,503

2,526

Inventories

2,570

2,141

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

770