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FreightCar America, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2013 Results

<p> <b>Highlights</b> </p> <ul> <li class='bwlistitemmargb'> Third quarter revenues of $75.9 million, 937 railcars delivered </li> <li class='bwlistitemmargb'> Net loss of $0.9 million, or $(0.08) per diluted share </li> <li class='bwlistitemmargb'> Orders for 6,001 coal and non-coal railcars received during the third quarter </li> <li class='bwlistitemmargb'> Backlog increases to 7,129 railcars </li> <li class='bwlistitemmargb'> Cash and investment position remains strong at $102 million </li> </ul> <p> </p> <p> </p>

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

FreightCar America, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2013 Results

20:30 EDT Wednesday, October 30, 2013

CHICAGO (Business Wire) -- FreightCar America, Inc. (NASDAQ:RAIL) today reported results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2013, with revenues of $75.9 million and a net loss of $0.9 million, or $(0.08) per diluted share. For the same quarter in 2012, the Company reported revenues of $160.6 million and net income of $4.8 million, or $0.40 per diluted share. Revenues were $47.1 million with a net loss of $3.4 million, or $(0.29) per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2013.

“While the outlook for the broader coal car market remains mixed, we are encouraged by the resilience in the Eastern coal car market, as evidenced by the large rebuild orders we received during the quarter,” said Joe McNeely, Chief Executive Officer. “With the successful startup of the Shoals facility plus the recently announced organizational changes, we are well positioned to effectively execute on our strategic priorities while preserving our financial strength. We are focused on diversifying our railcar product offerings, maintaining our market leadership in coal cars and maximizing the value of our services business.”

The Company delivered 937 railcars in the third quarter of 2013, which included 194 new railcars and 743 rebuilt railcars. This compares to 1,618 railcars delivered in the third quarter of 2012 and 710 railcars delivered in the second quarter of 2013. There were 6,001 units ordered in the third quarter of 2013, which included an order for approximately 4,000 rebuilt coal cars. This compares to 225 units ordered in the third quarter of 2012 and 693 units ordered in the second quarter of 2013. Total manufacturing backlog was 7,129 units at September 30, 2013, compared to 3,716 units at September 30, 2012 and 2,065 units at June 30, 2013.

The Manufacturing segment had revenues of $66.9 million in the third quarter of 2013, compared to $152.5 million for the same period of 2012 and $37.1 million in the second quarter of 2013. Manufacturing segment operating income was $4.3 million in the third quarter of 2013, compared to $13.9 million in the third quarter of 2012 and a loss of $1.0 million in the second quarter of 2013. Manufacturing segment operating income for the current quarter reflects $3.3 million of Shoals start-up and Danville carrying costs.

Revenues for the Services segment were $9.0 million in the third quarter of 2013, compared to $8.1 million in the third quarter of 2012 and $10.1 million in the second quarter of 2013. Services segment operating income was $0.7 million in the third quarter of 2013, compared to $0.6 million in the third quarter of 2012 and $1.6 million in the second quarter of 2013.

Corporate costs were $6.0 million during the quarter ended September 30, 2013, compared to $6.6 million in the same quarter of 2012 and $6.2 million in the second quarter of 2013. Corporate costs for the third quarter of 2013 included $0.4 million related to the startup of the Shoals facility.

The effective tax rate for the third quarter of 2013 was 20.8%, reflecting a reduction of the full year effective tax rate, excluding discrete items, to 40.1%. The effective tax rate was 38.8% for the third quarter of 2012.

The Company reported cash, cash equivalents, marketable securities and restricted cash of $102.4 million as of September 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. During the quarter, the Company entered into a new three year $50 million senior secured revolving credit facility replacing the existing $30 million credit facility. The $30 million credit facility was undrawn and the new $50 million revolving credit facility remains undrawn.

Railcars available for lease and inventory on lease totaled $53.3 million at the end of the third quarter of 2013, compared to $59.8 million at the end of the second quarter of 2013. This decrease primarily reflects the sale of leased railcars during the third quarter of 2013.

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The Company will host a conference call and live webcast on Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Daylight Time) to discuss the Company's third quarter 2013 financial results. To participate in the conference call, please dial (800) 553-5260, Confirmation Number 306164. 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#: 306164

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 October 31, 2013 until 11:59 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time) on November 30, 2013. To access the replay, please dial (800) 475-6701. The replay pass code is 306164. 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)
   
September 30, December 31,
2013   2012
(In thousands)
Assets
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents $ 58,997 $ 98,509
Restricted cash and certificates of deposit 4,430 14,700
Marketable securities 38,993 41,978
Accounts receivable, net 20,610 12,987
Inventories, net 66,884 73,842
Inventory on lease 16,955
Other current assets 6,533 7,130
Deferred income taxes, net   12,079       12,079  
Total current assets 225,481 261,225
 
Property, plant and equipment, net 49,740 39,343
Railcars available for lease, net 36,370 43,435
Goodwill 22,128 22,128
Deferred income taxes, net 18,240 18,940
Other long-term assets   3,253       3,494  
Total assets $ 355,212     $ 388,565  
 

Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

 

 

Current liabilities
Account and contractual payables $ 20,888 $ 33,453
Accrued payroll and employee benefits 3,691 6,548
Accrued postretirement benefits 791 4,978
Accrued warranty 6,968 7,625
Customer deposits 7,162 36,087
Customer advance 19,180
Other current liabilities   9,016       7,885  
Total current liabilities 67,696 96,576
Accrued pension costs 11,305 12,193
Accrued postretirement benefits, less current portion 67,557 64,322
Accrued taxes and other long-term liabilities   4,190       4,143  
Total liabilities   150,748       177,234  
 
Stockholders' equity
Preferred stock
Common stock 127 127
Additional paid in capital 98,842 100,402
Treasury stock, at cost (31,290 ) (34,488 )
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (25,470 ) (26,139 )
Retained earnings   162,255       171,429  
Total stockholders' equity   204,464       211,331  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 355,212     $ 388,565  
 
FreightCar America, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(Unaudited)
   
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
2013   2012   2013   2012
(In thousands, except share and per share data)
   
Revenues $ 75,946 $ 160,598 $ 210,670 $ 560,870
Cost of sales   69,764       144,506     197,242       504,004  
Gross profit 6,182 16,092 13,428 56,866
Selling, general and administrative expense 7,691 8,230 19,971 24,565
Gain on sale of railcars available for lease   (563 )     (14 )   (590 )     (976 )
Operating (loss) income (946 ) 7,876 (5,953 ) 33,277
 
Interest expense (238 ) (99 ) (481 ) (290 )
Other income   15           59       5  
(Loss) income before income taxes (1,169 ) 7,777 (6,375 ) 32,992
Income tax (benefit) provision   (243 )     3,020     633       12,938  
Net (loss) income $ (926 )   $ 4,757   $ (7,008 )   $ 20,054  
 
Net (loss) income per common share – basic $ (0.08 )   $ 0.40   $ (0.59 )   $ 1.68  
 
Net (loss) income per common share – diluted $ (0.08 )   $ 0.40   $ (0.59 )   $ 1.67  
 
Weighted average common shares outstanding -
basic   11,957,548       11,936,780     11,950,593       11,930,943  
 
Weighted average common shares outstanding -
diluted   11,957,548       11,943,558     11,950,593       11,976,272  
 
Dividends declared per common share $ 0.06     $ 0.06   $ 0.18     $ 0.18  
 
FreightCar America, Inc.
Condensed Segment Data
(Unaudited)
   
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
2013   2012   2013   2012
(In thousands)
Revenues:    
Manufacturing $ 66,943 $ 152,486 $ 181,722 $ 534,706
Services   9,003       8,112       28,948       26,164  
Consolidated Total $ 75,946     $ 160,598     $ 210,670     $ 560,870  
 
Operating (Loss) Income:
Manufacturing $ 4,298 $ 13,880 $ 5,376 $ 51,746
Services 706 595 3,607 2,050
Corporate   (5,950 )     (6,599 )     (14,936 )     (20,519 )
Consolidated Total $ (946 )   $ 7,876     $ (5,953 )   $ 33,277  
 
FreightCar America, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(Unaudited)
 
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
2013   2012
(In thousands)
Cash flows from operating activities  
Net (loss) income $ (7,008 ) 20,054

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

Depreciation and amortization 7,289 6,170
Gain on sale of railcars available for lease (590 ) (976 )
Other non-cash items 108 770
Change in deferred income taxes 337 11,176
Stock-based compensation expense recognized 1,703 1,409
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable (7,623 ) (4,260 )
Inventories 7,156 16,199
Inventory on lease (16,955 ) (7,248 )
Other assets 614 (2,507 )
Accounts and contractual payables (12,710 ) 663
Customer deposits and other current liabilities (27,418 ) 162
Other changes in working capital (3,476 ) 284
Accrued pension costs and accrued postretirement benefits   (1,171 )     (3,368 )
Net cash flows (used in) provided by operating activities   (59,744 )     38,528  
 
Cash flows from investing activities
Restricted cash deposits (3,675 ) (15,525 )
Restricted cash withdrawals 14,240 1,810
Purchase of restricted certificates of deposit (295 )
Purchase of securities held to maturity (38,976 )
Proceeds from maturity of securities held to maturity 42,000
Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment and railcars available for lease 6,741

10,526

Purchases of property, plant and equipment   (16,282 )     (6,334 )
Net cash flows provided by (used in) investing activities   3,753       (9,523 )
 
Cash flows from financing activities
Deferred financing costs (138 )
Employee restricted stock settlement (65 ) (48 )
Cash dividends paid to stockholders (2,166 ) (2,155 )
Customer advance for production of leased railcars 19,400
Repayment of customer advance   (552 )      
Net cash flows provided by (used in) financing activities   16,479       (2,203 )
 
Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents (39,512 ) 26,802
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   98,509       101,870  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 58,997     $ 128,672  
 

FreightCar America, Inc.
Charles F. Avery, Jr., 800-458-2235

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