’s (TEX - Free Report
) second-quarter 2018 adjusted earnings surged 92% year over year to 98 cents per share. Earnings also beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 90 cents per share by a margin of 9%. Broad-based improvements in Terex’s global markets, operational improvements as well as benefits from its disciplined capital allocation strategy led to the overall improved performance in the reported quarter.
Including one-time items, Terex posted earnings of 73 cents per share in the quarter compared with 98 cents reported in the year-ago quarter.
Revenues in the quarter improved 19% year over year to $1,403 million from $1,182 million recorded in the prior-year quarter. Revenues beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1,397 million. Backlog rose by 31% in the quarter, aided by growth in all segments.
Cost of goods sold increased 19% to $1,123 million from $941 million in the prior-year quarter. Gross profit surged 16% year over year to $279 million. However, gross margin contracted 50 basis points (bps) to 19.9%.
Terex Corporation Price, Consensus and EPS Surprise
The Aerial Work Platforms (“AWP”) segment reported revenues of $751 million in the quarter, up 27% from $593 million in the prior-year quarter. Operating income improved 67% to $102 million from $61 million in the prior-year quarter.
Revenues from the Crane segment were up 10% to $3359 million from $304 million recorded in the year-ago quarter. The segment reported an operating loss of $12 million, in contrast with the operating income of $15 million in the prior-year quarter.
The Material Processing (“MP”) segment’s revenues were $319 million, up 14% year over year. The segment reported an operating income of $42 million, up 19% year over year.
Terex had cash and cash equivalents of $374 million at the end of second-quarter 2018 compared with $627 million at the end of 2017. The company generated $35.6 million of cash in operations in the six-month period ended Jun 30, 2018 compared with cash outflow of $123 million in the prior-year comparable period. Long-term debt was $1,089 million as of Jun 30, 2018, compared with $980 million as of Dec 31, 2017.
During the reported quarter, Terex repurchased 2.9 million shares for $116 million. The company recently announced a new $300 million share repurchase authorization.
2018 Guidance Raised
Backed by its year-to-date results, capital market actions and upbeat guidance for the back half of the year, Terex raised full-year adjusted EPS guidance to $2.80-$3.00 from the previous guidance of $2.70-$3.00.
Terex has edged up 2% in the past year, underperforming the industry’
s growth of 23%.
The company currently carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).
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