Terex Corporation announces second quarter 2016 income from continuing operations of $109.6 million, or $1.00 per share, on net sales of $1.3 billion. In the second quarter a year ago, the reported income from continuing operations was $75.9 million, or $0.70 per share, on net sales of $1.4 billion. Excluding a benefit of $67.7 million related to the release of certain tax valuation allowances, after-tax charges of $19.4 million from restructuring and related actions, and after-tax charges of $8.9 million related to merger and divestiture activities, income from continuing operations as adjusted for the second quarter of 2016 was $70.2 million, or $0.64 per share.
“Our second quarter results reflect a company in transition,” says John L. Garrison, Terex President and CEO. “With the pending sale of our Material Handling & Port Solutions (MHPS) business and parts of our Construction portfolio, we made several structural changes in the quarter. MHPS is now accounted for as a discontinued operation. Going forward, we will be a more focused company, centered around three segments: Aerial Work Platforms (AWP), Cranes, and Materials Processing (MP).”
Garrison adds, “We continued to face challenging markets in the second quarter. The North American market for many of our AWP and Cranes products was lower than last year, as expected, which was reflected in both our sales and orders in the quarter. We grew AWP sales in Europe and parts of Asia, but not enough to offset the softness in North America. Our Materials Processing (MP) segment executed well and improved upon last year’s performance.
“We remain focused on what we can control. The steps we took earlier in the year to reduce SG&A helped offset some of the impact of soft markets and competitive pricing, but more is needed. In the second quarter, we took additional steps to simplify our manufacturing footprint and lower our cost base. After the sale of MHPS, Terex will be a smaller company. We are committed to reducing our cost structure accordingly,” continues Garrison.
Garrison concludes, “On a comparable basis, we believe our earnings per share and net sales for the full year 2016 will be consistent with our previous guidance. As a result of accounting for MHPS as discontinued operations, we now expect earnings per share from continuing operations to be between $0.85 and $1.15, excluding restructuring and other unusual items, on net sales of $4.3 billion to $4.5 billion. This reflects the removal of MHPS earnings from continuing operations and the impact of unabsorbed corporate management costs, but does not reflect any of the benefits of the sale of MHPS which will be realized upon completion of the sale.”