Commercial Vehicle Group Announces Second Quarter 2019 Results
August 08, 2019 at 16:45 PM EDT
NEW ALBANY, Ohio, Aug. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. (the "Company" or "CVG") (NASDAQ: CVGI) today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019.
"Ongoing momentum in the North American heavy- and medium-duty truck markets drove sales growth of 4% during the quarter. We continue to make strategic investments in the business, including manufacturing capacity expansion in our Electrical Systems segment and in corporate development activities associated with the recent strategic reorganization of the business. These investments, coupled with headwinds, resulted in a decrease in operating income compared to the prior year period. Accordingly, we have identified and are implementing a number of cost control and recovery actions to mitigate the impact going forward," commented Patrick Miller, President and Chief Executive Officer. "We believe full year 2019 revenues will be slightly higher than 2018 levels, barring any unexpected market shocks. Additionally, the actions taken to enhance operational efficiencies, coupled with our strategic investments in the business should position CVG for longer term success and growth."
"The headwinds we encountered in the second quarter resulted in a 190 basis point reduction in operating income margin, which was 7.1% for the quarter. Material and labor inflation, and more specifically a new statutorily higher minimum wage in our Mexico wire harness operations, continue to affect results. Additionally, a supplier filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection during the quarter, driving our material costs up and creating manufacturing inefficiencies in one of our facilities. We have taken a number of actions to address these challenges and expect the impact on our results to moderate in the second half of the year," stated Tim Trenary, Chief Financial Officer. "As regards the Company's balance sheet, we completed in the second quarter the voluntary lump sum settlement of $7.8 million in pension liabilities for a portion of term vested participants, reducing the future financial risk of our pension plan. Following the transaction, our U.S. pension plan is essentially fully funded and we have transitioned the asset allocation for the plan to more closely match our liabilities. Net leverage at June 30, 2019 was 1.3 times trailing EBITDA and liquidity was almost $124 million. There were no borrowings on our asset-based revolver in the quarter."
Second Quarter 2019 Results
At June 30, 2019, the Company had liquidity of $123.9 million: $60.5 million of cash and $63.4 million of availability from our asset-based revolver. There were no borrowings on our asset-based revolver at June 30, 2019.
Electrical Systems Segment
Second Quarter 2019 Results
Global Seating Segment
Second Quarter 2019 Results
2019 End Market Outlook
Management estimates that 2019 North American Class 8 truck production will be in the range of 345,000 to 355,000 units and 2019 North American Class 5-7 truck production will be similar to 2018. The construction markets we serve reflect continued strength in North America, signs of moderation in Europe, and softening in Asia Pacific.
GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation
A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures referenced in this release is included as Appendix A to this release.
A conference call to discuss this press release is scheduled for Friday, August 9, 2019, at 8:00 a.m. ET. To participate, dial (844) 743-2497 using conference code 9970124.
This call is being webcast by NASDAQ. The webcast, as well as a supplemental earnings presentation, can be accessed through the "Investors" section of Commercial Vehicle Group's Web site at www.cvgrp.com, where it will be archived for one year.
A telephonic replay of the conference call will be available for a period of two weeks following the call. To access the replay, dial (855) 859-2056 using access code 9970124.
About Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc.
Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. (through its subsidiaries) is a leading supplier of electrical wire harnesses, seating systems, and a full range of other cab related products for the global commercial vehicle markets, including the medium- and heavy-duty truck, medium- and heavy-construction vehicle, military, bus, agriculture, specialty transportation, mining, industrial equipment and off-road recreational markets. Information about the Company and its products is available on the internet at www.cvgrp.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. These statements often include words such as "believe", "anticipate", "plan", "expect", "intend", "will", "should", "could", "would", "project", "continue", "likely", and similar expressions. In particular, this press release may contain forward-looking statements about Company expectations for future periods with respect to its plans to improve financial results and enhance the Company, the future of the Company's end markets, including Class 8 and Class 5-7 North America truck build rates and performance of the global construction equipment business, expected cost savings, the Company's initiatives to address customer needs, organic growth, the Company's plans to focus on certain segments and markets and the Company's financial position or other financial information. These statements are based on certain assumptions that the Company has made in light of its experience as well as its perspective on historical trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other factors it believes are appropriate under the circumstances. Actual results may differ materially from the anticipated results because of certain risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to: (i) general economic or business conditions affecting the markets in which the Company serves; (ii) the Company's ability to develop or successfully introduce new products; (iii) risks associated with conducting business in foreign countries and currencies; (iv) increased competition in the medium- and heavy-duty truck markets, construction, agriculture, aftermarket, military, bus and other markets; (v) the Company's failure to complete or successfully integrate strategic acquisitions; (vi) the Company's ability to recognize synergies from the reorganization of the segments; (vii) the Company's failure to successfully manage any divestitures; (viii) the impact of changes in governmental regulations on the Company's customers or on its business; (ix) the loss of business from a major customer, a collection of smaller customers or the discontinuation of particular commercial vehicle platforms; (x) the Company's ability to obtain future financing due to changes in the lending markets or its financial position; (xi) the Company's ability to comply with the financial covenants in its debt facilities; (xii) fluctuation in interest rates relating to the Company's debt facilities; (xiii) the Company's ability to realize the benefits of its cost reduction and strategic initiatives and address rising labor and material costs; (xiv) a material weakness in our internal control over financial reporting which could, if not remediated, result in material misstatements in our financial statements; (xv) volatility and cyclicality in the commercial vehicle market adversely affecting us; (xvi) the geographic profile of our taxable income and changes in valuation of our deferred tax assets and liabilities impacting our effective tax rate; (xvii) changes to domestic manufacturing initiatives; and (xviii) implementation of tax or other changes, by the United States or other international jurisdictions, related to products manufactured in one or more jurisdictions where the Company does business; and (xix) various other risks as outlined under the heading "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for fiscal year ending December 31, 2018. There can be no assurance that statements made in this press release relating to future events will be achieved. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements to reflect changed assumptions, the occurrence of unanticipated events or changes to future operating results over time. All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to the Company or persons acting on behalf of the Company are expressly qualified in their entirety by such cautionary statements.
Use of Non-GAAP Measures
This earnings release contains financial measures that are not calculated in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"). In general, the non-GAAP measures exclude items that (i) management believes reflect the Company's multi-year corporate activities; or (ii) relate to activities or actions that may have occurred over multiple or in prior periods without predictable trends. Management uses these non-GAAP financial measures internally to evaluate the Company's performance, engage in financial and operational planning and to determine incentive compensation.
Management provides these non-GAAP financial measures to investors as supplemental metrics to assist readers in assessing the effects of items and events on the Company's financial and operating results and in comparing the Company's performance to that of its competitors and to comparable reporting periods. The non-GAAP financial measures used by the Company may be calculated differently from, and therefore may not be comparable to, similarly titled measures used by other companies.
The non-GAAP financial measures disclosed by the Company should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. The financial results calculated in accordance with GAAP and reconciliations to those financial statements set forth above should be carefully evaluated.
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