The Greenbrier Companies, Inc.
For the nine months ended May 31, 2002, net loss was $23.8 million, or $1.69 per share, on revenues of $270 million. This compares to net earnings of $1.7 million, or $.12 per share, on revenues of $459 million for the first nine months of fiscal 2001. The current year's results include special charges taken in the second quarter of $19.2 million pre-tax ($12.2 million after-tax, or $.86 per share), for write-downs of intangible assets and workforce and other reductions.
The majority of special charges and operating losses for the year to date, and for the third quarter were related to the Company's European operations. Earlier in the year, the Company reduced the scale of its European operations to decrease costs. European operating losses in the third quarter were $1.5 million, $1.1 million less than in the second quarter, and $2.7 million less than in the first quarter.
The Company's new railcar manufacturing backlog as of May 31, 2002 grew to 2,700 railcars valued at $140 million, compared to 1,900 railcars valued at $100 million at February 28, 2002. During the quarter, orders were received for 1,500 units and deliveries were 700 units.
William A. Furman, president and chief executive officer, noted, "Greenbrier continues to focus on liquidity, cash flow, and a strong balance sheet, rather than reported profits during the current downturn. Our markets are showing signs of improvement in both North America and Europe. Pricing remains intense, as excess production capacity for new railcars still exists. Greenbrier's share of the new railcar market continues to exceed its share of industry capacity. The Company experienced growth in its quarterly backlog for the first time in nearly two years. Greenbrier's backlog in North America at March 31, 2002 was about 25% of total industry backlog. We anticipate that when June 30 statistics are released, our market share will be at least as great as the prior quarter."
Furman added, "Greenbrier continues to have solid financial performance in its marine manufacturing, railcar repair and services, and leasing businesses. These businesses provided nearly 50% of total Company revenues for the year to date. We expect them to continue to provide revenue, earnings and cash flow stability during the weak new railcar market."
Mark Rittenbaum, senior vice president and treasurer, said, "The Company's balance sheet and cash flow remain strong. Cash provided by operations for the year to date was $20 million; cash balances increased during the quarter. Also during the quarter, an additional $8 million of debt was retired, bringing the total to $52 million for the year to date."
The Greenbrier Companies, headquartered in Lake Oswego, Oregon, is a leading supplier of transportation equipment and services to the railroad industry in North America. Greenbrier builds new railroad freight cars in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, and repairs and refurbishes freight cars and wheels at eleven locations across North America. The company also builds new railroad freight cars and refurbishes freight cars for the European market through its manufacturing operations in Poland and various sub-contractor facilities throughout Europe. At Greenbrier's Portland, Oregon manufacturing facility, it builds ocean-going barges for the maritime industry. Greenbrier owns or manages a fleet of approximately 49,000 railcars.
Except for historical information contained herein, this press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including without limitation, statements as to expectations, beliefs, and future financial performance. These forward-looking statements are dependent on a number of factors, business risks and issues, a change in which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Such factors, risks and issues are set forth from time to time under "Forward-Looking Statements," in Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations in Greenbrier's SEC filings and reports. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which such statement is made. Greenbrier undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which such statement is made.
The Greenbrier Companies will host a teleconference to discuss third quarter results. Teleconference details are as follows:
Wednesday, July 10, 2002 7:30 am Pacific Daylight Time Real-time Audio Access: ("Newsroom" at http://www.gbrx.com/ )
Please access the site 10 minutes prior to the start time. Following the call, a replay will be available on the same site.
THE GREENBRIER COMPANIES, INC. CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (In thousands, except per share amounts, unaudited) May 31, August 31, 2002 2001 Assets Cash and cash equivalents $66,455 $77,299 Accounts and notes receivable 31,659 50,555 Inventories 86,277 94,581 Investment in direct finance leases 75,389 103,576 Equipment on operating leases 146,083 150,126 Property, plant and equipment 71,739 76,898 Intangible assets 9,309 26,450 Other 24,273 26,695 $511,184 $606,180 Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity Revolving notes $15,912 $32,986 Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 130,139 135,898 Deferred participation 53,294 56,176 Deferred income taxes 17,306 26,920 Notes payable 152,732 177,575 Subordinated debt 27,787 37,491 Minority interest 4,893 5,025 Stockholders' equity 109,121 134,109 $511,184 $606,180 THE GREENBRIER COMPANIES, INC. CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (In thousands, except per share amounts, unaudited) Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended May 31, May 31, 2002 2001 2002 2001 Revenue Manufacturing $72,217 $129,032 $213,372 $398,985 Leasing & services 18,431 19,317 56,227 60,266 90,648 148,349 269,599 459,251 Cost of revenue Manufacturing 69,191 116,841 207,356 366,693 Leasing & services 12,142 10,851 33,003 32,030 81,333 127,692 240,359 398,723 Margin 9,315 20,657 29,240 60,528 Other costs Selling and administrative expense 8,857 13,969 28,549 38,354 Interest expense 4,421 6,298 14,591 16,739 Special Charges -- -- 19,212 -- 13,278 20,267 62,352 55,093 Earnings (loss) before income tax expense, minority interest, equity in unconsolidated subsidiary (3,963) 390 (33,112) 5,435 Income tax benefit (expense) 2,284 (1,394) 10,391 (4,168) Earnings (loss) before minority interest, equity in unconsolidated subsidiary (1,679) (1,004) (22,721) 1,267 Minority interest 35 16 132 (3) Equity in unconsolidated subsidiary (327) (339) (1,251) 478 Net earnings (loss) $(1,971) $(1,327) $(23,840) $1,742 Basic earnings (loss) per common share $(0.14) $(0.09) $(1.69) $0.12 Diluted earnings (loss) per common share $(0.14) $(0.09) $(1.69) $0.12 Weighted average common shares outstanding: Basic 14,121 14,121 14,121 14,141 Diluted 14,121 14,121 14,121 14,165 THE GREENBRIER COMPANIES, INC. CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (In thousands, except per share amounts, unaudited) Nine Months Ended May 31, 2002 2001 Cash flows from operating activities: Net earnings (loss) $(23,840) $1,742 Adjustments to reconcile net earnings (loss) to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities: Deferred income taxes (9,614) (1,531) Deferred participation (2,882) 1,698 Depreciation and amortization 16,840 16,536 Gain on sales of equipment (813) (1,186) Special charges -- Impairment 14,791 -- Other 216 265 Decrease (increase) in assets: Accounts and notes receivable 18,896 (3,771) Inventories 8,998 (21,140) Other 2,318 1,831 Decrease in liabilities: Accounts payable and accrued liabilities (5,136) (26,403) Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities 19,774 (31,959) Cash flows from investing activities: Acquisitions, net of cash acquired -- (282) Principal payments received under direct finance leases 14,608 15,315 Proceeds from sales of equipment 20,461 47,328 Purchase of property and equipment (12,864) (47,115) Net cash provided by investing activities 22,205 15,246 Cash flows from financing activities: Change in revolving notes (17,074) 19,800 Proceeds from notes payable 4,250 50,801 Repayments of notes payable (29,448) (22,765) Repayment of subordinated debt (9,704) -- Dividends (847) (3,815) Purchase of Company's common stock -- (959) Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities (52,823) 43,062 Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents (10,844) 26,349 Cash and cash equivalents Beginning of period 77,299 12,908 End of period $66,455 $39,257
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