AAON Reports Earnings & Backlog for the Second Quarter of 2020
August 06, 2020 at 07:00 AM EDT
TULSA, Okla., Aug. 06, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TULSA, OK, August 6, 2020 - AAON, INC. (NASDAQ-AAON), today announced its results for the second quarter of 2020.
Gary Fields, CEO, said "It has been a challenging quarter for us. As an essential business, we were able to maintain continuous operations during the quarter but our workforce was impacted by employee absences, most significantly in the latter part of June. These unexpected employee absences resulted in reduced shipments and longer lead times. Our dedicated team members worked hard to overcome the challenges as demonstrated by our positive results reflected above. Our improved efficiency, fiscal responsibility and declining raw material costs helped us improve our gross profit and bottom line."
Mr. Fields continued, "Thankfully, most of our workforce affected by COVID-19 has recovered and returned to work, resulting in significant improvement in our employee absenteeism levels in the first part of July. We continuously work to keep our workforce safe and healthy. We have implemented several safety procedures concerning COVID-19 including mandatory use of masks, daily temperature scanning and health screens of all employees and visitors at our facilities."
Mr. Fields added "Our financial condition remains strong as evidenced by our current ratio of 2.9:1 at June 30, 2020. We had unrestricted cash and cash equivalents of $61.3 million as of June 30, 2020, which, along with improved free cash flow, enabled us to declare an $0.19 per share semi-annual cash dividend, paid on July 1, 2020, an 18.8% increase from the $0.16 semi-annual dividend paid last year. Our capital expenditures during the first half of the year were $33.5 million, as compared to $16.8 million for the same period a year ago, and we anticipate our full-year 2020 capital expenditures will total approximately $73.2 million."
Mr. Fields concluded, "Our incoming order rate has recently softened slightly due to less than optimal lead times and turmoil in the market resulting from COVID-19. We are back on schedule and anticipate orders will increase as our lead times improve during our peak selling season. Uncertainty in the education industry could negatively impact our employee attendance levels as well as our bookings. The outlook for the remainder of the year is hard to predict during these uncertain times. Despite this uncertainty, we remain cautiously optimistic that the year will end with modest revenue growth over 2019."
The Company will host a conference call today at 4:15 P.M. (Eastern Time) to discuss the second quarter 2020 results. To participate, call 1-833-634-8218 (code 9699424); or, for rebroadcast available through August 20, 2020, call 1-855-859-2056 (code 9699424).