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Greenbrier Reports First Quarter Results
Strong liquidity position
$80 million reduction of debt in Q1
Orders for 2,900 railcars results in diversified backlog with estimated value of $2.35 billion
Challenging market environment produced a net loss attributable to Greenbrier of $10 million

LAKE OSWEGO, Ore., Jan. 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (NYSE: GBX) ("Greenbrier"), a leading international supplier of equipment and services to global freight transportation markets, today reported financial results for its first fiscal quarter ended November 30, 2020.

First Quarter Highlights

  • Liquidity of $810 million, including $725 million in cash and $85 million of available borrowing capacity. Combined with $150 million of additional initiatives in progress totals $960 million.
  • Diversified new railcar backlog as of November 30, 2020 was 23,900 units with an estimated value of $2.35 billion, including orders for 2,900 railcars valued at approximately $260 million received during the quarter. Deliveries in the quarter were 3,100 units, representing a nearly 1.0x book-to-bill.
  • Net loss attributable to Greenbrier for the quarter was $10 million, or $0.30 per diluted share, on revenue of $403 million.
  • Adjusted EBITDA for the quarter was $23 million, or 5.8% of revenue.
  • Board declares a quarterly dividend of $0.27 per share, payable on February 16, 2021 to shareholders as of January 26, 2021 representing Greenbrier's 27th consecutive dividend.
  • Board extends $100 million share repurchase program through January 2023.

William A. Furman, Chairman & CEO commented, "Greenbrier remains focused on sustaining a high level of liquidity and carefully managing our manufacturing footprint in order to continue to generate operating cash flow.  Consistent with these goals, we ended the quarter with a strong cash position while meaningfully lowering our debt during the quarter. Our prior cost reduction initiatives, combined with inventory and syndication activity, produced solid cash flow in the quarter.  Although a challenging operating environment persists at least through the first half of fiscal 2021, our $2.35 billion backlog provides a baseload for our manufacturing operations and visibility into forward production requirements. We will continue to adjust our manufacturing footprint based on our outlook, while also ensuring we do not constrain our ability to scale capacity as demand increases. New order inquiries continue as rail traffic increases and velocity declines. This positions us well for the market improvements we expect later in calendar 2021. Finally, our strategic actions over the past two years, particularly the acquisition of ARI in the U.S., have delivered results.  We have reduced our costs and secured our positon as a market leader on three continents, especially in our core North American market."

Business Update & Outlook
Greenbrier continues to operate safely and efficiently as we execute our COVID-19 response plan.  Protecting employees within the work environment remains our top priority.  Community spread is increasing in many areas requiring continued vigilance. Greenbrier maintains a low incident rate of COVID-19 among our employees by adhering to CDC-recommended preventative and remedial actions across the company.  We also take instant action to prevent spread at the first signs of any infection.

In light of the consequences of the pandemic and an associated economic downturn, preserving the financial health of Greenbrier is imperative. Maintaining cash flow and liquidity are essential components of Greenbrier's current operating strategy. We have been very successful in this regard. Our diversified $2.35 billion backlog provides a baseload of activity as we gain greater visibility into customer needs as the year unfolds.

Greenbrier's scale and capabilities have significantly broadened since the Great Recession, a little more than a decade ago.  Our backlog today is more than five times larger than it was as of the end of 2010. Our stronger market position is reflected in our share of North American industry railcar orders in the first nine months of calendar year 2020 and in the diverse types of railcars we are building.  In Europe, broad macroeconomic reforms to address climate change are ushering in an era of modal shift for freight as the continent moves from polluting and congested road travel to clean and efficient rail service.  This should generate significant market growth in the years to come. Regulatory-driven freight wagon demand in Europe supplements the increase in commodity-driven and replacement freight wagon demand that typically gathers momentum in a recovering economy. On three continents, Greenbrier is well-positioned for both the present and the future with a strong balance sheet and a streamlined manufacturing footprint that we can scale as our markets return to higher demand levels.

Financial Summary

 

Q1 FY21

Q4 FY20

Sequential Comparison – Main Drivers

Revenue

$403.0M

$636.4M

45% fewer deliveries due to weak demand environment

Gross margin

10.1%

10.5%

Fewer deliveries partially offset by operating efficiencies in NA Manufacturing

Selling and administrative

$43.7M

$46.3M

Continuing cost reduction initiatives result in lower employee-related and discretionary expenses

Adjusted EBITDA

$23.2M

$55.7M

Lower operating earnings

Effective tax rate

(55.5%)

21.3%

Tax benefit from favorable discrete items related to foreign currency fluctuations

Net earnings attributable to noncontrolling interest

($3.3M)

($7.8M)

Lower profitability because of fewer deliveries at GIMSA joint venture

Adjusted net earnings (loss) attributable to Greenbrier

($10.0M)

$5.5M(1)

Lower gross margin reflecting fewer deliveries partially offset by income tax benefit and lower selling & administrative expense

Adjusted diluted EPS

($0.30)

$0.16(1)

 
   

(1)

Excludes expense of $5.6 million ($0.16 per share), net of tax and noncontrolling interest, associated with ARI integration related expenses and severance expenses.

Segment Summary

 

Q1 FY21

Q4 FY20

Sequential Comparison – Main Drivers

Manufacturing

  Revenue

$308.7M

$549.7M

Fewer deliveries reflecting weak demand environment

  Gross margin

9.0%

9.4%

Operating efficiencies from cost reduction initiatives partially mitigate lower production rates

  Operating margin (1)

3.1%

5.4%

Lower gross margin partially offset by lower selling & administrative expense

  Deliveries (2)

2,700

4,900

 

Wheels, Repair & Parts

  Revenue

$65.6M

$64.8M

Increased scrap pricing partially offset by continued volume pressure

  Gross margin

3.9%

6.0%

Volume pressure and operating inefficiencies from weak demand environment

  Operating margin (1)

(0.3)%

1.3%

 

Leasing & Services

  Revenue

$28.7M

$22.0M

Higher externally sourced syndication activity and lease income

  Gross margin

35.8%

53.2%

Externally sourced syndication activity reduces gross margin  % although generating positive gross margin dollars; Excluding this activity, gross margin % was 47.5% 

  Operating margin (1) (3)

20.5%

29.7%

Lower gross margin partially offset by lower selling & administrative expense

  Fleet utilization

93.3%

90.4%

 
   

(1)

See supplemental segment information on page 10 for additional information.

(2)

Excludes Brazil deliveries which are not consolidated into manufacturing revenue and margins.

(3)

Includes Net gain on disposition of equipment, which is excluded from gross margin. 

Conference Call
Greenbrier will host a teleconference to discuss its first quarter 2021 results. In conjunction with this news release, Greenbrier has posted a supplemental earnings presentation to our website. 

Teleconference details are as follows:

  • January 6, 2021
  • 8:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time
  • Phone: 1-630-395-0143, Password: "Greenbrier"
  • Real-time Audio Access: ("Newsroom" at http://www.gbrx.com)

Please access the site 10 minutes prior to the start time. 

About Greenbrier
Greenbrier, headquartered in Lake Oswego, Oregon, is a leading international supplier of equipment and services to global freight transportation markets. Greenbrier designs, builds and markets freight railcars and marine barges in North America. Greenbrier Europe is an end-to-end freight railcar manufacturing, engineering and repair business with operations in Poland, Romania and Turkey that serves customers across Europe and in the nations of the Gulf Cooperation Council. Greenbrier builds freight railcars and rail castings in Brazil through two separate strategic partnerships. We are a leading provider of freight railcar wheel services, parts, repair, refurbishment and retrofitting services in North America through our wheels, repair & parts business unit.  Greenbrier offers railcar management, regulatory compliance services and leasing services to railroads and related transportation industries in North America. Through unconsolidated joint ventures, we produce industrial and rail castings, and other components. Greenbrier owns a lease fleet of 8,400 railcars and performs management services for 407,000 railcars. Learn more about Greenbrier at www.gbrx.com.

THE GREENBRIER COMPANIES, INC.

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands, unaudited)

 
 

November 30,
2020

August 31,

2020

May 31,

2020

February 29,

2020

November 30,

2019

Assets

         

   Cash and cash equivalents

$       724,547

$       833,745

$       735,258

$       169,899

$       253,602

   Restricted cash

8,547

8,342

8,704

8,569

8,648

   Accounts receivable, net 

240,668

239,597

261,629

326,229

313,786

   Inventories

490,282

529,529

675,442

709,115

733,806

   Leased railcars for syndication

51,087

107,671

136,144

255,073

135,319

   Equipment on operating leases, net

445,542

350,442

355,841

385,974

396,187

   Property, plant and equipment, net

696,333

711,524

719,155

723,326

730,730

   Investment in unconsolidated affiliates

72,254

72,354

75,508

79,082

85,141

   Intangibles and other assets, net

186,509

190,322

181,315

160,709

162,089

   Goodwill

130,315

130,308

130,035

129,684

129,468

 

$   3,046,084

$   3,173,834

$   3,279,031

$   2,974,660

$   2,948,776

           

Liabilities and Equity

         

   Revolving notes

$       276,248

$       351,526

$       416,535

$         37,196

$         29,502

   Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

434,138

463,880

488,969

499,898

527,789

   Deferred income taxes

10,120

7,701

4,354

9,173

9,417

   Deferred revenue

36,916

42,467

63,536

70,869

59,657

   Notes payable, net

797,089

804,088

806,919

811,860

817,830

           

Contingently redeemable noncontrolling interest

30,711

31,117

30,611

30,782

31,723

           

   Total equity – Greenbrier

1,280,407

1,293,043

1,291,221

1,286,472

1,281,808

   Noncontrolling interest

180,455

180,012

176,886

201,410

191,050

   Total equity

1,460,862

1,473,055

1,468,107

1,487,882

1,472,858

 

$   3,046,084

$   3,173,834

$   3,279,031

$   2,947,660

$   2,948,776

 

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Consolidated Statements of Operations

(In thousands, except per share amounts, unaudited)

 
 

Three Months Ended

November 30,

 

2020

 

2019

 

Revenue

       

   Manufacturing

$            308,722

 

$           657,367

 

   Wheels, Repair & Parts

65,556

 

86,608

 

   Leasing & Services

28,711

 

25,384

 
 

402,989

 

769,359

 

Cost of revenue

       

   Manufacturing

280,890

 

581,912

 

   Wheels, Repair & Parts

62,984

 

81,892

 

   Leasing & Services

18,444

 

13,366

 
 

362,318

 

677,170

 
         

Margin

40,671

 

92,189

 
         

Selling and administrative

43,707

 

54,364

 

Net gain on disposition of equipment

(922)

 

(3,959)

 

Earnings (loss) from operations

(2,114)

 

41,784

 
         

Other costs

       

Interest and foreign exchange

11,103

 

12,852

 

Earnings (loss) before income taxes and earnings (loss) from unconsolidated
   affiliates

(13,217)

 

28,932

 

Income tax benefit (expense)

7,332

 

(5,994)

 

Earnings (loss) before earnings (loss) from unconsolidated affiliates

(5,885)

 

22,938

 

Earnings (loss) from unconsolidated affiliates

(744)

 

1,073

 

Net earnings (loss)

(6,629)

 

24,011

 

Net earnings attributable to noncontrolling interest

(3,343)

 

(16,342)

 

Net earnings (loss) attributable to Greenbrier

$              (9,972)

 

$               7,669

 
         

Basic earnings (loss) per common share

$                (0.30)

 

$                 0.24

 
         

Diluted earnings (loss) per common share

$                (0.30)

 

$                 0.23

 
         

Weighted average common shares

       

Basic

32,723

 

32,629

 

Diluted

32,723

 

33,284

 
         

Dividends declared per common share

$                  0.27

 

$                 0.25

 
         
         
         
         

 

THE GREENBRIER COMPANIES, INC.

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(In thousands, unaudited) 

 
 

Three Months Ended

November 30,

 
 

2020

 

2019

 

Cash flows from operating activities:

       

    Net earnings (loss)

$        (6,629)

 

$       24,011

 

    Adjustments to reconcile net earnings (loss) to net cash

      provided by (used in) operating activities:

       

      Deferred income taxes

2,338

 

(6,515)

 

      Depreciation and amortization

26,046

 

29,335

 

      Net gain on disposition of equipment

(922)

 

(3,959)

 

      Accretion of debt discount

1,419

 

1,350

 

      Stock based compensation expense

4,435

 

3,157

 

      Noncontrolling interest adjustments

(1,271)

 

1,736

 

      Other

560

 

(391)

 

      Decrease (increase) in assets:

       

         Accounts receivable, net

(6,377)

 

58,488

 

         Inventories

13,404

 

(69,662)

 

         Leased railcars for syndication

6,222

 

(13,132)

 

         Other assets

2,224

 

(37,304)

 

    Increase (decrease) in liabilities:

       

         Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

(27,257)

 

(47,421)

 

         Deferred revenue

(5,521)

 

(10,012)

 

    Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

8,671

 

(70,319)

 

Cash flows from investing activities:

       

    Proceeds from sales of assets

8,691

 

27,463

 

    Capital expenditures

(38,604)

 

(23,216)

 

    Investment in and advances to/repayments from unconsolidated affiliates

4,526

 

(1,500)

 

    Cash distribution from unconsolidated affiliates and other

488

 

4,452

 

    Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

(24,899)

 

7,199

 

Cash flows from financing activities:

       

    Net changes in revolving notes with maturities of 90 days or less

(9,738)

 

2,399

 

   Proceeds from revolving notes with maturities longer than 90 days

110,000

 

-

 

   Repayments of revolving notes with maturities longer than 90 days

(175,000)

 

-

 

    Repayments of notes payable

(8,908)

 

(9,749)

 

    Debt issuance costs

-

 

(4)

 

    Dividends

(9,180)

 

(343)

 

    Cash distribution to joint venture partner

(2,810)

 

(4,531)

 

    Tax payments for net share settlement of restricted stock

(2,337)

 

(1,870)

 

Net cash used in financing activities

(97,973)

 

(14,098)

 

Effect of exchange rate changes

5,208

 

981

 

Decrease in cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash

(108,993)

 

(76,237)

 

Cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash

       

Beginning of period

842,087

 

338,487

 

End of period

$     733,094

 

$     262,250

 

Balance Sheet Reconciliation:

       

Cash and cash equivalents

$     724,547

 

$     253,602

 

Restricted cash

8,547

 

8,648

 

Total cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash as presented above

$     733,094

 

$     262,250

 
         

 

THE GREENBRIER COMPANIES, INC.

Supplemental Information

(In thousands, excluding backlog and delivery units, unaudited)

 

Reconciliation of Net earnings (loss) to Adjusted EBITDA

           
     

Three Months Ended

   
     

November 30,

2020

 

August 31,

2020

   

Net earnings (loss)

$              (6,629)

 

$               7,691

   

Interest and foreign exchange

11,103

 

10,596

   

Income tax expense (benefit)

(7,332)

 

2,306

   

Depreciation and amortization

26,046

 

27,398

   

Severance expense

-

 

5,919

   

ARI integration related costs

-

 

1,750

   

Adjusted EBITDA

$             23,188

 

$             55,660

   
             

 

     

Three Months
Ended

     

November 30,

2020

   

Backlog Activity (units) (1)

           

Beginning backlog

24,600

     

Orders received

2,900

     

Production held as Leased railcars for syndication

(700)

     

Production sold directly to third parties

(2,900)

     

Ending backlog

23,900

     
         

Delivery Information (units) (1)

       

Production sold directly to third parties

2,900

     

Sales of Leased railcars for syndication

200

     

Total deliveries

3,100

     
   

(1)

Includes Greenbrier-Maxion, our Brazilian railcar manufacturer, which is accounted for under the equity method

 

THE GREENBRIER COMPANIES, INC.

Supplemental Information

 (In thousands, except per share amounts, unaudited)

 

Operating Results by Quarter for 2020 are as follows:

 

First

 

Second

 

Third

 

Fourth

 

Total

 
                     

Revenue

                   

   Manufacturing

$    657,367

 

$    489,943

 

$        653,007

 

$         549,654

 

$ 2,349,971

 

   Wheels, Repair & Parts

86,608

 

91,225

 

82,024

 

64,813

 

324,670

 

   Leasing & Services

25,384

 

42,680

 

27,526

 

21,958

 

117,548

 
 

769,359

 

623,848

 

762,557

 

636,425

 

2,792,189

 

Cost of revenue

                   

   Manufacturing

581,912

 

422,309

 

562,793

 

498,155

 

2,065,169

 

   Wheels, Repair & Parts

81,892

 

84,373

 

75,001

 

60,923

 

302,189

 

   Leasing & Services

13,366

 

30,830

 

17,232

 

10,272

 

71,700

 
 

677,170

 

537,512

 

655,026

 

569,350

 

2,439,058

 
                     

Margin

92,189

 

86,336

 

107,531

 

67,075

 

353,131

 
                     

Selling and administrative expense

54,364

 

54,597

 

49,494

 

46,251

 

204,706

 

Net gain on disposition of equipment

(3,959)

 

(6,697)

 

(8,775)

 

(573)

 

(20,004)

 

Earnings from operations

41,784

 

38,436

 

66,812

 

21,397

 

168,429

 
                     

Other costs

                   

Interest and foreign exchange

12,852

 

12,609

 

7,562

 

10,596

 

43,619

 

Earnings before income tax and earnings (loss)
   from unconsolidated affiliates

28,932

 

25,827

 

59,250

 

10,801

 

124,810

 

Income tax expense

(5,994)

 

(7,463)

 

(24,421)

 

(2,306)

 

(40,184)

 

Earnings before earnings (loss) from
   unconsolidated affiliates

22,938

 

18,364

 

34,829

 

8,495

 

84,626

 

Earnings (loss) from unconsolidated affiliates

1,073

 

1,651

 

1,040

 

(804)

 

2,960

 
                     

Net earnings

24,011

 

20,015

 

35,869

 

7,691

 

87,586

 

Net earnings attributable to noncontrolling interest

(16,342)

 

(6,386)

 

(8,097)

 

(7,794)

 

(38,619)

 

Net earnings (loss) attributable to
   Greenbrier

$         7,669

 

$       13,629

 

$       27,772

 

$           (103)

 

$       48,967

 
                     

Basic earnings per common share (1)

$           0.24

 

$           0.42

 

$           0.85

 

$          (0.00)

 

$           1.50

 
                     

Diluted earnings per common share (1)

$           0.23

 

$           0.41

 

$           0.83

 

$          (0.00)

 

$           1.46

 
                     

Dividends declared per common share

$           0.25

 

$           0.27

 

$           0.27

 

$           0.27

 

$           1.06

 
   

(1)

Quarterly amounts may not total to the year to date amount as each period is calculated discretely. Diluted EPS is calculated by including the dilutive effect, using the treasury stock method, associated with shares underlying the 2.875% Convertible notes, 2.25% Convertible notes, restricted stock units that are not considered participating securities and performance based restricted stock units subject to performance criteria, for which actual levels of performance above target have been achieved.

 

THE GREENBRIER COMPANIES, INC.

 

Supplemental Information

 

 (In thousands, unaudited)

 
   

Segment Information

 
                   

Three months ended November 30, 2020:

                 
 

Revenue

 

Earnings (loss) from operations

 
 

External

 

Intersegment

 

Total

 

 

External

 

Intersegment

 

Total

 

Manufacturing

$           308,722

 

$             20,591

 

$         329,313

 

$             9,686

 

$               2,505

 

$       12,191

 

Wheels, Repair & Parts

65,556

 

301

 

65,857

 

(200)

 

(9)

 

(209)

 

Leasing & Services

28,711

 

4,665

 

33,376

 

5,890

 

4,285

 

10,175

 

Eliminations

-

 

(25,557)

 

(25,557)

 

-

 

(6,781)

 

(6,781)

 

Corporate

-

 

-

 

-

 

(17,490)

 

-

 

(17,490)

 
 

$           402,989

 

$                      -

 

$         402,989

 

$            (2,114)

 

$                      -

 

$       (2,114)

 
                   

Three months ended August 31, 2020:

                 
 

Revenue

 

Earnings (loss) from operations

 
 

External

 

Intersegment

 

  Total

 

External

 

Intersegment

 

Total

 

Manufacturing

$           549,654

 

$               1,683

 

$         551,337

 

$           29,695

 

$                  (19)

 

$       29,676

 

Wheels, Repair & Parts

64,813

 

95

 

64,908

 

813

 

3

 

816

 

Leasing & Services

21,958

 

10,898

 

32,856

 

6,520

 

10,528

 

17,048

 

Eliminations

-

 

(12,676)

 

(12,676)

 

-

 

(10,512)

 

(10,512)

 

Corporate

-

 

-

 

-

 

(15,631)

 

-

 

(15,631)

 
 

$           636,425

 

$                      -

 

$         636,425

 

$           21,397

 

$                      -

 

$      21,397

 
         
     
 

 

Total assets

 
 

November 30,
2020

 

August 31,

2020

 

Manufacturing

$              1,264,616

 

$              1,301,715

 

Wheels, Repair & Parts

274,534

 

271,862

 

Leasing & Services

758,820

 

739,025

 

Unallocated

748,114

 

861,232

 
 

$              3,046,084

 

$               3,173,834

 

 

THE GREENBRIER COMPANIES, INC.

Supplemental Information

(In thousands, except per share amounts, unaudited)

 

Reconciliation of common shares outstanding

 

The shares used in the computation of the Company's basic and diluted earnings (loss) per common share are reconciled
as follows:

 
 

Three Months Ended

 

November 30,

2020

August 31,

2020

Weighted average basic common shares outstanding (1)

32,723

32,658

Dilutive effect of convertible notes (2)

-

-

Dilutive effect of restricted stock units (3)

-

-

Weighted average diluted common shares outstanding

32,723

32,658

   

(1)

Restricted stock grants and restricted stock units that are considered participating securities, including some grants subject to certain performance criteria, are included in weighted average basic common shares outstanding when the Company is in a net earnings position.

(2)

The dilutive effect of the 2.875% Convertible notes issued in February 2017 and the 2.25% Convertible notes issued in July 2019 were excluded from the share calculations due to a net loss in each period.

(3)

Restricted stock units that are not considered participating securities and restricted stock units subject to performance criteria, for which actual levels of performance above target have been achieved, are included in weighted average diluted common shares outstanding when the Company is in a net earnings position.

 

Reconciliation of Net earnings (loss) attributable to Greenbrier to Adjusted net earnings (loss) attributable to
Greenbrier

 
 

Three Months Ended

 

November 30,

2020

 

August 31,

2020

Net earnings (loss) attributable to Greenbrier

$               (9,972)

 

$                 (103)

ARI integration related costs, net of tax (1)

-

 

1,936

Severance expense, net of tax & noncontrolling interest (2)

-

 

3,636

Adjusted net earnings (loss) attributable to Greenbrier

$               (9,972)

 

$                5,469

   

(1)

Net of tax of $620.

(2)

Net of tax and noncontrolling interest of $2,283.

 

Reconciliation of Diluted earnings (loss) per share to Adjusted diluted earnings (loss) per share

       
   

Three Months Ended

 
   

November 30,

2020

 

August 31,

2020

 

Diluted earnings (loss) per share

 

$                 (0.30)

 

$                   0.00

 

ARI integration related costs, net of tax

 

-

 

0.06

 

Severance expense, net of tax & noncontrolling interest

 

-

 

0.10

 

Adjusted diluted earnings (loss) per share

 

$                 (0.30)

 

$                   0.16

 

Weighted average diluted shares used to calculate
Adjusted diluted earnings (loss) per share

 

32,723

 

33,519

 

"SAFE HARBOR" STATEMENT UNDER THE PRIVATE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORM ACT OF 1995:  This press release may contain forward-looking statements, including any statements that are not purely statements of historical fact. Greenbrier uses words, and variations of words, such as  "adjust," "align," "believe," "continue," "ensure," "focus," "maintain," "managing," "target," "will," "working," and similar expressions to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements about backlog, and future liquidity and cash flow as well as other information regarding future performance and strategies and appear throughout this press release including in the headlines and the section "Business Update & Outlook." These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results contemplated by the forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause such a difference include, but are not limited to, the following. (1) We are unable to predict when, how, or with what magnitude COVID-19 governmental reaction to the pandemic, and related economic disruptions will negatively impact our business: we may be prevented from operating our facilities; the operations of our customers may be disrupted increasing the likelihood that our customers may attempt to delay, defer or cancel orders,  or cease to operate as going concerns; the operations of our suppliers may be disrupted; our indebtedness may increase; we may breach the covenants in our credit agreement; the market price of our common stock may drop or remain volatile; we may incur significant employee health care costs under our self-insurance programs. The longer the pandemic continues, the more likely that negative impacts on our business will occur, some of which we cannot now foresee. (2) Our backlog of railcar units and marine vessels is not necessarily indicative of future results of operations. Certain orders in backlog are subject to customary documentation which may not occur. Customers may attempt to cancel or modify orders or refuse to accept and pay for products. The likelihood of cancellations, modifications, rejection and non-payment for our products generally increases during periods of market weakness. The timing of converting backlog to revenue is also materially impacted by our decision whether to lease railcars, sell railcars, or syndicate railcars with a lease attached to an investor. More information on potential factors that could cause our results to differ from our forward-looking statements is included in the Company's filings with the SEC, including in the "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" sections of the Company's most recently filed periodic report on Form 10-K and subsequent report on 10-Q. Except as otherwise required by law, the Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements or information, which speak as of their respective dates. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which reflect management's opinions only as of the date hereof.

Adjusted Financial Metric Definitions
Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted net earnings (loss) attributable to Greenbrier and Adjusted diluted EPS are not financial measures under generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). These metrics are performance measurement tools used by rail supply companies and Greenbrier. You should not consider these metrics in isolation or as a substitute for other financial statement data determined in accordance with GAAP. In addition, because these metrics are not a measure of financial performance under GAAP and are susceptible to varying calculations, the measures presented may differ from and may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies.

We define Adjusted EBITDA as Net earnings (loss) before Interest and foreign exchange, Income tax benefit (expense), Depreciation and amortization and excluding the impact associated with items we do not believe are indicative of our core business or which affect comparability. We believe the presentation of Adjusted EBITDA provides useful information as it excludes the impact of financing, foreign exchange, income taxes and the accounting effects of capital spending. These items may vary for different companies for reasons unrelated to the overall operating performance of a company's core business. We believe this assists in comparing our performance across reporting periods.

Adjusted net earnings (loss) attributable to Greenbrier and Adjusted diluted EPS excludes the impact associated with items we do not believe are indicative of our core business or which affect comparability. We believe this assists in comparing our performance across reporting periods.

 

SOURCE The Greenbrier Companies, Inc.

For further information: Lorie Tekorius, Investor Relations, Justin Roberts, Investor Relations, Ph: 503-684-7000