Titan Machinery Inc. ( TITN Quick Quote TITN - Free Report) reported third-quarter fiscal 2022 (ended as of Oct 31, 2021) adjusted earnings per share (EPS) of 96 cents, up 81% year over year. The upside can be attributed to solid performance across all three segments — Agricultural, Construction and International. Earnings also beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 61 cents. On a reported basis, the company delivered EPS of 97 cents in the reported quarter compared with 44 cents in the prior-year quarter. Total revenues in the quarter were $454 million, up 26% from the year-ago quarter’s levels. The top line also surpassed the consensus mark of $430 million. Equipment revenues rose 37% year over year to $329.8 million and parts revenues were up 5% to $81 million. Revenues generated from service were $32 million in the reported quarter, up 4.6% from the year-ago quarter’s levels. However, rental revenues declined 7.2% year over year to $12 million. Costs and Margins
Cost of sales was up 25% to $361 million from the prior-year quarter’s figure. Gross profit increased 26% year over year to $92.5 million. The gross margin was 20.4% compared with 20.1% in the year-ago quarter.
Operating expenses increased 16% year over year to $63 million due to higher variable expenses on increased revenues. Adjusted EBITDA increased 42% year over year to $35 million. Adjusted EBITDA margin in the quarter was 7.8% compared with 6.8% in the prior-year quarter. Segmental Performance
Agriculture revenues rose 28% to $282 million from $221 million in the year-ago quarter, driven by strong demand for equipment. The segment’s adjusted income before taxes rose 42% year over year to around $20 million.
Construction revenues were $79.7 million in the fiscal third quarter compared with the year-ago quarter’s $79 million. Same-store sales increased on strong equipment demand, offset by the lost contributions from the company's Arizona stores following the January 2021 divestiture. The segment reported adjusted income before taxes of $3.6 million compared with the prior-year quarter’s $1.4 million. International revenues were $93 million, reflecting growth of 51.4% from the year-ago quarter’s levels, attributable to strong equipment sales. The segment reported an adjusted income before taxes of $6.1 million compared with $0.2 million in the year-ago quarter. Financial Position
Cash generated from operating activities was $72 million in the nine-months period ended on Oct 31, 2021, compared with the prior-year $61 million. Titan Machinery ended third-quarter fiscal 2022 with a cash balance of around $91 million compared with $79 million at the end of fiscal 2021. Long-term debt as of Oct 31, 2021, was around $71 million compared with $45 million as of Jan 31, 2021.
Guidance Raised for Fiscal 2022
Titan Machinery now expects Agriculture revenues to increase 23-28% year over year compared with its previous guidance of 18-23% growth. The Construction segment’s year-over-year revenue growth is projected to be 2-7%, in line with the previous guidance. The International segment’s revenues are expected to increase 35-40% year over year in fiscal 2022, up from the prior guidance of 27-32% growth.
Backed by the ongoing momentum in its markets, the company expects EPS for fiscal 2022 between $2.40 and $2.60, higher than the previous range of $2.00-$2.20. Share Price Performance
In the past year, shares of Titan Machinery have gained 106.6% compared with the
industry’s growth of 44.9%. Image Source: Zacks Investment Research Zacks Rank & Other Stocks to Consider
Titan Machinery currently carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy). You can see
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