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FreightCar America, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2013 Results

<p> <b>Highlights</b> </p> <ul> <li class='bwlistitemmargb'> Net loss of $3.4 million, or $(0.29) per diluted share, on revenues of $47.1 million </li> <li class='bwlistitemmargb'> Shoals, Alabama manufacturing facility starts up as planned, with first deliveries expected in third quarter </li> <li class='bwlistitemmargb'> Product diversification strategy continues with receipt of intermodal well car order </li> <li class='bwlistitemmargb'> Services segment improvement continues </li> <li class='bwlistitemmargb'> Orders for over 5,500 coal and non-coal railcars received after quarter end </li> </ul>

Friday, August 02, 2013

FreightCar America, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2013 Results

21:00 EDT Friday, August 02, 2013

CHICAGO (Business Wire) -- FreightCar America, Inc. (NASDAQ: RAIL) today reported results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013, with revenues of $47.1 million and a net loss of $3.4 million, or $(0.29) per diluted share. For the same quarter in 2012, the Company reported revenues of $181.2 million and net income of $5.6 million, or $0.46 per diluted share. Revenues were $87.6 million with a net loss of $2.6 million, or $(0.22) per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2013.

“Given the ongoing weakness in our traditional freight railcar market, we continue to focus on the diversification of our product offerings, as exemplified by the successful startup of the Shoals, Alabama facility to produce non-coal cars and the improving returns from our Services business this quarter,” said Ed Whalen, Chief Executive Officer. “We remain vigilant in managing our costs and believe that execution against the factors that are within our control will position us well for the future.”

The Company delivered 710 railcars in the second quarter of 2013, which included 160 new railcars, 200 leased railcars, and 350 rebuilt railcars. This compares to 2,786 railcars delivered in the second quarter of 2012 and 1,073 railcars delivered in the first quarter of 2013. There were 693 units ordered in the second quarter of 2013, which included an order for our recently introduced intermodal well cars. This compares to 961 units ordered in the second quarter of 2012 and 274 units ordered in the first quarter of 2013. Total manufacturing backlog was 2,065 units at June 30, 2013, compared to 5,109 units at June 30, 2012 and 2,082 units at March 31, 2013. Subsequent to quarter end, orders for over 5,500 railcars were received, which include orders for about 4,000 rebuilt coal cars to serve the Eastern coal market.

The Manufacturing segment had revenues of $37.1 million in the second quarter of 2013, compared to $171.8 million in the same period of 2012 and $77.7 million in the first quarter of 2013. Manufacturing segment operating loss was $1.0 million in the second quarter of 2013, compared to operating income of $15.3 million in the second quarter of 2012 and $2.1 million in the first quarter of 2013.

Revenues for the Services segment were $10.1 million in the second quarter of 2013, compared to $9.4 million in the second quarter of 2012 and $9.9 million in the first quarter of 2013. Services segment operating income was $1.6 million in the second quarter of 2013, compared to $0.7 million in the second quarter of 2012 and $1.3 million in the first quarter of 2013.

Corporate costs were $6.2 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2013, compared to $6.6 million in the same quarter of 2012 and $2.8 million in the first quarter of 2013. Corporate costs for the first quarter of 2013 included a $3.4 million pre-tax net benefit from the settlement of litigation.

The effective tax rate for the second quarter of 2013 was 39.4%, which compares to 40.3% for the same period of 2012.

The Company reported cash, cash equivalents, marketable securities and restricted cash of $101.0 million as of June 30, 2013, compared to $155.2 million as of December 31, 2012. The decrease reflects the investment in the Shoals facility, changes in working capital and an increase in the lease fleet. On July 26, 2013, the Company entered into a new $50 million senior secured revolving credit facility and cancelled its previous credit facility. The new revolving credit facility can be used for general corporate purposes, including working capital. The $30 million credit facility was undrawn and the new $50 million credit facility remains undrawn.

Railcars available for lease and inventory on lease totaled $59.8 million at the end of the second quarter of 2013, compared to $43.1 million at the end of the first quarter of 2013. This increase reflects the addition of 200 railcars to the lease fleet during the second quarter of 2013.

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The Company will host a conference call and live webcast on Monday, August 5, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Daylight Time) to discuss the Company's second quarter 2013 financial results. To participate in the conference call, please dial (800) 230-1085, Confirmation Number 298841. 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/confCast
Conference ID#: 298841

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 August 5, 2013 until 11:59 a.m. (Eastern Daylight Time) on September 5, 2013. To access the replay, please dial (800) 475-6701. The replay pass code is 298841. An audio replay of the call will be available on the Company's website within two days following the earnings call.

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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, Cherokee, Alabama, 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)

 
June 30, December 31,
2013     2012
(In thousands)
Assets
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents $ 52,407 $ 98,509
Restricted cash 3,635 14,700
Marketable securities 44,990 41,978
Accounts receivable, net 11,004 12,987
Inventories, net 78,743 73,842
Inventory on lease 16,955
Other current assets 7,011 7,130
Deferred income taxes, net   12,079         12,079  
Total current assets 226,824 261,225
 
Property, plant and equipment, net 50,873 39,343
Railcars available for lease, net 42,829 43,435
Goodwill 22,128 22,128
Deferred income taxes, net 18,088 18,940
Other long-term assets   3,124         3,494  
Total assets $ 363,866       $ 388,565  
 

Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

Current liabilities
Account and contractual payables $ 13,797 $ 33,453
Accrued payroll and employee benefits 3,624 6,548
Accrued postretirement benefits 455 4,978
Accrued warranty 6,776 7,625
Customer deposits 40,960 36,087
Other current liabilities   9,469         7,885  
Total current liabilities 75,081 96,576
Accrued pension costs 11,622 12,193
Accrued postretirement benefits, less current portion 67,726 64,322
Accrued taxes and other long-term liabilities   4,172         4,143  
Total liabilities   158,601         177,234  
 
Stockholders' equity
Preferred stock
Common stock 127 127
Additional paid in capital 98,517 100,402
Treasury stock, at cost (31,589 ) (34,488 )
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (25,693 ) (26,139 )
Retained earnings   163,903         171,429  
Total stockholders' equity   205,265         211,331  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 363,866       $ 388,565  
 
 
 

FreightCar America, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(Unaudited)

           
Three Months Ended

June 30,

Six Months Ended

June 30,

2013   2012     2013   2012
(In thousands, except share and per share data)
   
Revenues $ 47,109 $ 181,206 $ 134,724 $ 400,272
Cost of sales   44,832       164,163     127,478       359,498  
Gross profit 2,277 17,043 7,246 40,774
Selling, general and administrative expense 7,849 7,642 12,280 16,335
Gain on sale of railcars available for lease   (13 )     (14 )   (27 )     (962 )
Operating (loss) income (5,559 ) 9,415 (5,007 ) 25,401
 
Interest expense, net (133 ) (96 ) (217 ) (186 )
Other income   18           18        
(Loss) income before income taxes (5,674 ) 9,319 (5,206 ) 25,215
Income tax (benefit) provision   (2,236 )     3,756     876       9,918  
Net (loss) income $ (3,438 )   $ 5,563   $ (6,082 )   $ 15,297  
 
Net (loss) income per common share – basic $ (0.29 )   $ 0.47   $ (0.51 )   $ 1.28  
 
Net (loss) income per common share – diluted $ (0.29 )   $ 0.46   $ (0.51 )   $ 1.28  
 
Weighted average common shares outstanding -
basic   11,950,652       11,931,565     11,947,058       11,927,992  
 
Weighted average common shares outstanding -
diluted   11,950,652       11,983,901     11,947,058       11,992,808  
 
Dividends declared per common share $ 0.06     $ 0.06   $ 0.12     $ 0.12  
 
           
 

FreightCar America, Inc.

Condensed Segment Data

(Unaudited)

 
Three Months Ended

June 30,

Six Months Ended

June 30,

2013   2012     2013   2012
(In thousands)
Revenues:    
Manufacturing $ 37,057 $ 171,771 $ 114,779 $ 382,220
Services   10,052       9,435         19,945       18,052  
Consolidated Total $ 47,109     $ 181,206       $ 134,724     $ 400,272  
 
Operating (Loss) Income:
Manufacturing $ (1,014 ) $ 15,253 $ 1,078 $ 37,942
Services 1,612 726 2,902 1,379
Corporate   (6,157 )     (6,564 )       (8,987 )     (13,920 )
Consolidated Total $ (5,559 )   $ 9,415       $ (5,007 )   $ 25,401  
 
 
 

FreightCar America, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(Unaudited)

       
Six Months Ended

June 30,

2013     2012
(In thousands)
Cash flows from operating activities    
Net (loss) income $ (6,082 ) 15,297

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash flows (used in) provided by operating activities:

Depreciation and amortization 4,583 4,165
Gain on sale of railcars available for lease (27 ) (962 )
Other non-cash items (304 ) 609
Change in deferred income taxes 610 8,868
Stock-based compensation expense recognized 1,074 952
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable 1,983 2,876
Inventories (4,637 ) 304
Inventory on lease (16,955 ) (23,061 )
Other assets 123 (2,992 )
Accounts and contractual payables (19,746 ) 9,178
Customer deposits and other current liabilities (12,567 ) 2,851
Other changes in working capital (3,875 ) (734 )
Accrued pension costs and accrued postretirement benefits   (1,244 )       (2,479 )
Net cash flows (used in) provided by operating activities   (57,064 )       14,872  
 
Cash flows from investing activities
Restricted cash deposits (3,175 ) (15,525 )
Restricted cash withdrawals 14,240 336
Purchase of securities held to maturity (26,986 )
Proceeds from maturity of securities held to maturity 24,000
Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment and railcars available for lease 41

10,526

Purchases of property, plant and equipment   (15,054 )       (3,157 )
Net cash flows used in investing activities   (6,934 )       (7,820 )
 
Cash flows from financing activities
Employee restricted stock settlement (60 ) (43 )
Cash dividends paid to stockholders (1,444 ) (1,437 )
Customer advance for production of leased railcars   19,400          
Net cash flows provided by (used in) financing activities   17,896         (1,480 )
 
Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents (46,102 ) 5,572
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   98,509         101,870  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 52,407       $ 107,442  
 

FreightCar America, Inc.
Investor and Media Contact:
Charles F. Avery, Jr., 800-458-2235

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