TransDigm Group Incorporated ( TDG Quick Quote TDG - Free Report) reported first-quarter fiscal 2021 adjusted earnings of $1.97 per share, which missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $2.09 by 5.7%. Moreover, the bottom line plunged 59.4% from the prior-year quarter’s $4.93. The decline primarily reflects a decrease in net sales and higher interest expenses during the quarter. Barring one-time items, the company reported GAAP losses of 42 cents per share against GAAP earnings of 83 cents in the prior-year quarter. The year-over-year bottom-line decline can be attributed to dividend equivalent payments made during the quarter, pursuant to the company's employee stock option program. Sales
Net sales amounted to $1,108 million, reflecting a year-over-year decline of 24.4% from the prior-year quarter’s sales of $1,465 million. The top line also missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1,117 million by 0.8%. In the current quarter, all sales represent organic sales.
The company reported a net income of $50 million from continuing operations in the quarter compared with a net income of $305 million in the comparable quarter a year ago.
Selling and administrative expenses in the quarter amounted to $197 million compared with $201 million in the prior-year quarter. Transdigm Group Incorporated Price, Consensus and EPS Surprise Financial Position
TransDigm ended first-quarter fiscal 2021 with cash and cash equivalents of $4,907 million, up from $4,717 million as of Sep 30, 2020.
At the end of the reported quarter, the company’s long-term debt summed $19.39 billion, up slightly from $19.38 billion as of Sep 30, 2020. Cash from operating activities amounted to $274 million as of Jan 2, 2021, compared with $433 million as of Dec 28, 2019. Fiscal 2021 Outlook
Given the considerable uncertainty concerning the extent and duration of business disruptions stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic and how it will impact operations further, TransDigm kept its previously provided fiscal 2021 guidance suspended.
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