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FreightCar America, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2012 Results

<p> <b>Highlights</b> </p> <ul> <li class='bwlistitemmargb'> Revenues of $160.6 million, net income of $4.8 million and earnings per share of $0.40 exceeding prior year results but down on a sequential basis </li> <li class='bwlistitemmargb'> Facility enhancements to manufacture diversified railcar offerings near completion </li> <li class='bwlistitemmargb'> Coal car demand remained under pressure as a result of low natural gas prices, high coal inventories and reduced industrial activity </li> <li class='bwlistitemmargb'> Company maintains strong financial position with $144.2 million in cash and no debt </li> </ul>

Thursday, November 01, 2012

FreightCar America, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2012 Results06:00 EDT Thursday, November 01, 2012 CHICAGO (Business Wire) -- FreightCar America, Inc. (NASDAQ: RAIL) today reported results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2012, with revenues of $160.6 million and net income of $4.8 million, or $0.40 per diluted share. For the same quarter in 2011, the Company reported revenues of $130.1 million and net loss of $2.4 million, or $(0.20) per diluted share. Revenues were $181.2 million and net income was $5.6 million, or $0.46 per diluted share, in the second quarter of this year. “I am pleased to report solid results for the third quarter despite challenging macroeconomic conditions and lackluster coal car demand,” said Ed Whalen, President and Chief Executive Officer. “While an uncertain economic outlook persists, we remain focused on maintaining efficient operations while undertaking investments to further diversify our railcar product and service offerings. Coal car replacement needs remain, but continued softness in coal demand will likely depress new coal car orders in the near term.” The Company delivered 1,618 railcars to customers in the third quarter of 2012, of which 998 were new cars and 620 were rebuilt cars, in line with our previously stated reduced expectations for the second half of 2012. This compares to 1,515 railcars delivered in the third quarter of 2011 and 2,786 railcars delivered in the second quarter of 2012. In addition, the Company sold 240 leased railcars in the third quarter of 2012 with proceeds from those sales included in revenues. There were 225 units ordered in the third quarter of 2012. This compares to 2,840 units ordered in the third quarter of 2011 and 961 units ordered in the second quarter of 2012. Total manufacturing backlog was 3,716 units at September 30, 2012 compared to 6,311 units at September 30, 2011 and 5,109 units at June 30, 2012. The Manufacturing segment had revenues of $152.5 million in the third quarter of 2012 compared to $122.2 million for the third quarter of 2011 and $171.8 million in the second quarter of 2012. Operating income for the Manufacturing segment was $13.9 million in the third quarter of 2012 compared to $6.9 million in the third quarter of 2011 and $15.3 million in the second quarter of 2012. Revenues for the Services segment were $8.1 million in the third quarter of 2012 compared to $7.9 million in the third quarter of 2011 and $9.4 million in the second quarter of 2012. Services segment operating income was $0.6 million for the third quarter of 2012 compared to $1.1 million in the third quarter of 2011 and $0.7 million in the second quarter of 2012. Results for the Services segment reflect a less favorable mix versus the prior quarter and same quarter last year. Corporate costs were $6.6 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2012 compared to $6.2 million in the same quarter of 2011 and flat with the second quarter of 2012. The Company's effective tax rate was 39.2% in the first nine months ended September 30, 2012. The effective tax rate was 12.3% in the first nine months of 2011. Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash as of September 30, 2012 were $144.2 million, compared to $124.4 million as of June 30, 2012. The increase in cash is primarily due to reduction in inventories partially offset by an increase in receivables and decrease in payables. The Company's $30.0 million revolving credit facility remains undrawn. Railcars under lease totaled $51.0 million at the end of the third quarter of 2012 compared to $67.1 million at the end of the second quarter of 2012. The Company will host a conference call and live webcast on Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Daylight Time) to discuss the Company's third quarter 2012 financial results. To participate in the conference call, please dial (800) 288-8967, Confirmation Number 268906. Interested parties are asked to dial in approximately 10 to 15 minutes prior to the start time of the call. The live audio-only webcast can be accessed at: Event URL: https://im.csgsystems.com/cgi-bin/confCastConference ID#: 268906 If you need technical assistance, call the toll-free AT&T Conference Casting Support Help Line at 1-888-793-6118. Please note that the webcast is listen-only and webcast participants will not be able to participate in the question and answer portion of the conference call. An audio replay of the conference call will be available beginning at 1:00 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time) on November 1, 2012 until 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) on December 1, 2012. To access the replay, please dial (800) 475-6701. The replay pass code is 268906. An audio replay of the call will be available on the Company's website within two days following the earnings call. FreightCar America, Inc. manufactures railroad freight cars, supplies railcar parts, leases freight cars through its JAIX Leasing Company subsidiary, and provides railcar maintenance, repairs and management through its FreightCar Rail Services, LLC subsidiary. FreightCar America designs and builds coal cars, bulk commodity cars, flat cars, mill gondola cars, intermodal cars, coil steel cars and motor vehicle carriers. It is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois and has facilities in the following locations: Clinton, Indiana, Danville, Illinois, Lakewood, Colorado, Grand Island, Nebraska, Hastings, Nebraska, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and Roanoke, Virginia. More information about FreightCar America is available on its website at www.freightcaramerica.com. This press release may contain statements relating to our expected financial performance and/or future business prospects, events and plans that are “forward-looking statements” as defined under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements represent our estimates and assumptions only as of the date of this press release. Our actual results may differ materially from the results described in or anticipated by our forward-looking statements due to certain risks and uncertainties. These potential risks and uncertainties include, among other things: the cyclical nature of our business; adverse economic and market conditions; fluctuating costs of raw materials, including steel and aluminum, and delays in the delivery of raw materials; our ability to maintain relationships with our suppliers of railcar components; our reliance upon a small number of customers that represent a large percentage of our sales; the variable purchase patterns of our customers and the timing of completion, delivery and customer acceptance of orders; the highly competitive nature of our industry; the risk of lack of acceptance of our new railcar offerings by our customers; and the additional risk factors described in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We expressly disclaim any duty to provide updates to any forward-looking statements made in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. FreightCar America, Inc.Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets(Unaudited)     September 30,December 31,2012   2011(In thousands)Assets Current assets Cash and cash equivalents $ 128,672 $ 101,870 Restricted cash 15,530 1,815 Accounts receivable, net 14,385 10,125 Inventories, net 56,546 72,877 Inventory on lease 7,248 — Other current assets 4,553 2,618 Deferred income taxes, net   10,982       10,982   Total current assets 237,916 200,287   Property, plant and equipment, net 38,710 35,984 Railcars available for lease, net 43,739 54,746 Goodwill 22,128 22,128 Deferred income taxes, net 17,031 28,150 Other long-term assets   3,832       4,168   Total assets $ 363,356     $ 345,463     Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity Current liabilities Account and contractual payables $ 29,350 $ 28,110 Accrued payroll and employee benefits 5,986 5,611 Accrued postretirement benefits 5,174 5,174 Accrued warranty 7,710 7,795 Customer deposits 15,791 17,964 Other current liabilities   7,690       5,044   Total current liabilities 71,701 69,698 Accrued pension costs 11,721 14,202 Accrued postretirement benefits, less current portion 58,483 59,887 Accrued taxes and other long-term liabilities   4,340       4,342   Total liabilities   146,245       148,129     Stockholders' equity Preferred stock — — Common stock 127 127 Additional paid in capital 100,167 100,204 Treasury stock, at cost (34,506 ) (35,904 ) Accumulated other comprehensive loss (21,785 ) (22,302 ) Retained earnings   173,108       155,209   Total stockholders' equity   217,111       197,334   Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 363,356     $ 345,463     FreightCar America, Inc.Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations(Unaudited)     Three Months Ended September 30,Nine Months Ended September 30,2012   2011   2012   2011(In thousands, except share and per share data)     Revenues $ 160,598 $ 130,103 $ 560,870 $ 299,926 Cost of sales   144,506       120,986     504,004       284,602   Gross profit 16,092 9,117 56,866 15,324 Selling, general and administrative expense 8,230 7,306 24,565 20,173 Gain on sale of railcars available for lease   (14 )     —     (976 )     (975 ) Operating income (loss) 7,876 1,811 33,277 (3,874 )   Interest expense, net   (99 )     (49 )   (285 )     (166 ) Income (loss) before income taxes 7,777 1,762 32,992 (4,040 ) Income tax provision (benefit)   3,020       4,211     12,938       (497 ) Net income (loss) 4,757 (2,449 ) 20,054 (3,543 ) Less: Net (loss) income attributable to noncontrolling interest in JV   —       (8 )   —       4   Net income (loss) attributable to FreightCar America $ 4,757     $ (2,441 ) $ 20,054     $ (3,547 )   Net income (loss) per common share attributable to FreightCar America – basic $ 0.40     $ (0.20 ) $ 1.68     $ (0.30 )   Net income (loss) per common share attributable to FreightCar America – diluted $ 0.40     $ (0.20 ) $ 1.67     $ (0.30 )   Weighted average common shares outstanding - basic   11,936,780       11,919,803     11,930,943       11,914,278     Weighted average common shares outstanding - Diluted   11,943,558       11,919,803     11,976,272       11,914,278     Dividends declared per common share $ 0.06     $ —   $ 0.18     $ —     FreightCar America, Inc.Condensed Segment Data(Unaudited)       Three Months Ended September 30,Nine Months Ended September 30,2012   2011   2012   2011(In thousands)Revenues:     Manufacturing $ 152,486 $ 122,183 $ 534,706 $ 273,643 Services   8,112       7,920       26,164       26,283   Consolidated Total $ 160,598     $ 130,103     $ 560,870     $ 299,926     Operating Income (Loss): Manufacturing $ 13,880 $ 6,876 $ 51,746 $ 9,199 Services 595 1,138 2,050 3,394 Corporate   (6,599 )     (6,203 )     (20,519 )     (16,467 ) Consolidated Total $ 7,876     $ 1,811     $ 33,277     $ (3,874 )   Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows(Unaudited)   Nine Months EndedSeptember 30,2012   2011(In thousands)Cash flows from operating activities   Net income (loss) $ 20,054 $ (3,543 ) Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cashflows provided by (used in) operating activities: Depreciation and amortization 6,170 6,700 Gain on sale of railcars available for lease (976 ) (975 ) Other non-cash items 770 393 Change in deferred income taxes 11,176 (664 ) Stock-based compensation expense recognized 1,409 1,652 Changes in operating assets and liabilities: Accounts receivable (4,260 ) (4,758 ) Inventories 16,199 (27,245 ) Inventory on lease (7,248 ) — Other assets (2,507 ) 2,753 Accounts and contractual payables 663 25,476 Other changes in working capital 446 1,238 Accrued pension costs and accrued postretirement benefits   (3,368 )     (5,065 ) Net cash flows provided by (used in) operating activities   38,528       (4,038 )   Cash flows from investing activities Restricted cash deposits (15,525 ) — Restricted cash withdrawals 1,810 1,412 Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment and railcars available for lease 10,526 7,761 Purchase price adjustment for business acquired — (166 ) Purchases of property, plant and equipment   (6,334 )     (801 ) Net cash flows (used in) provided by investing activities   (9,523 )     8,206     Cash flows from financing activities Employee restricted stock settlement (48 ) (73 ) Cash dividends paid to stockholders   (2,155 )     —   Net cash flows used in financing activities   (2,203 )     (73 )   Net increase in cash and cash equivalents 26,802 4,095 Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   101,870       61,780   Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 128,672     $ 65,875     FreightCar America, Inc.Joe McNeely, 800-458-2235