CNH's Revenues up 24%, Profit up 58%
Wednesday, July 27th, 2011
CNH Global N.V. (NYSE: CNH) today announced financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2011.
For the quarter, net sales increased 24% (18% on a constant currency basis) to $4.9 billion as a result of favorable trading conditions for agricultural equipment, as well as higher comparative construction equipment demand in every region.
Equipment Operations posted an Operating Profit of $521 million as a result of higher revenues, increased industrial utilization and improved product pricing.
Net equipment sales for the quarter were 79% agricultural equipment and 21% construction equipment.
The geographical distribution of revenue for the period was 42% North America, 35% EAME & CIS, 15% Latin America, and 8% APAC markets.
Year to date capital expenditures totaled $126 million, a 40% increase from the comparable prior period largely as a result of new product launches in both the agricultural and construction equipment segments; 71% of the capital spend was on new products and production capacity in the period.
Equipment Operations generated $232 million of operating cash flow during the first six months of the year as net sales levels and operating performance more than offset the increased net working capital needed to support business activity.
CNH's Equipment Operations ended the period with a net cash position of $2.4 billion. The 34% effective tax rate for the second quarter of 2011 (49% second quarter of 2010) is within the Group's full year expectations of 32% to 38%.
Net income before restructuring and exceptional items for the quarter was $320 million as a result of improved top line and industrial operating performance, improved results from the Group's unconsolidated subsidiaries, and a lower tax rate. This resulted in the Group generating a significant increase in diluted earnings per share to $1.33 (before restructuring and exceptional items) compared to $0.59 per share in the comparable period of 2010.
Agricultural Equipment Industry and Market
Worldwide agricultural industry unit sales increased 13% compared to the second quarter of 2010.
Global tractor sales grew 13% while global combine sales grew 17% for the quarter.
North American tractor sales were down 3%, with the high horsepower 4WD class up 1%, and combine sales were down 14%, partially offsetting the strong market growth of the first quarter, and maintaining a 7% growth on a year to date basis. Latin America sales of tractors decreased 5% and combine sales increased 58%.
EAME & CIS markets improved for the quarter, with tractor and combine sales up 30%.
APAC markets were up 15% in tractor sales and flat in combine sales.