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Toromont Announces Results for the Second Quarter of 2019 and Quarterly Dividend

GlobeNewswire - Wed Jul 24, 4:09PM CDT

Toromont Industries Ltd. (TSX:TIH.TO) reported its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019.

Financial Highlights
                                   Three months ended June 30    Six months ended June 30
millions, except per share amounts       2019    2018  % change       2019         2018    % change
Revenues                           $     978.3 $ 961.3 2%        $    1,678.3 $    1,638.1 2%
Operating income                   $     111.0 $ 99.0  12%       $    169.8   $    148.2   15%
Net earnings                       $     77.4  $ 67.6  14%       $    116.7   $    98.4    19%
Basic earnings per share ("EPS")   $     0.95  $ 0.83  14%       $    1.43    $    1.21    18%

"The Company delivered solid results in the second quarter, as we continued to leverage the strength of our larger organization in this second year of integration across our Equipment Group," said Scott J. Medhurst, President and Chief Executive Officer of Toromont Industries Ltd. "Momentum in product support continued in both Groups on the larger and growing installed bases, while the investments to date in growing and diversifying the rental fleets across Eastern Canada are beginning to yield results."

Highlights:

Consolidated results

Equipment Group

CIMCO

Financial Position

"Infrastructure investment and broader construction activity continue to present opportunities for the Equipment Group. Opportunities also exist for equipment supply into the mining sector over the longer-term, albeit slower to date this year. CIMCO continues to grow its product support, reflecting its strong presence and solid reputation as a leader in the key markets it serves," continued Mr. Medhurst. "The diversity of our geographical landscape and markets served, extensive product and service offerings and financial strength combined with a disciplined operating culture, position us well for the long term."

Financial and Operating Results

All comparative figures in this press release are for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019 compared to the three and six months ended June 30, 2018. All financial information presented in this press release has been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS") and are reported in Canadian dollars. This press release contains only selected financial and operational highlights and should be read in conjunction with Toromont's unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements and related notes and Management's Discussion and Analysis ("MD&A"), as at and for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019, which are available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on the Company's website at www.toromont.com. Additional information is contained in the Company's filings with Canadian securities regulators, including the 2018 Annual Report and 2019 Annual Information Form, also available and SEDAR and the Company's website.

Quarterly Conference Call and Webcast

Interested parties are invited to join the quarterly conference call with investment analysts, in listen-only mode, on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. (ET). The call may be accessed by telephone at 1-866-215-0058 (toll free) or 416-204-1547 (Toronto area). A replay of the conference call will be available until Thursday, August 1, 2019 by calling 1-800-408-3053 or 905-694-9451 and quoting passcode 1104333#.

Both the live webcast and the replay of the quarterly conference call can be accessed at www.toromont.com.

Advisory

Information in this press release that is not a historical fact is "forward-looking information". Words such as "plans", "intends", "outlook", "expects", "anticipates", "estimates", "believes", "likely", "should", "could", "will", "may" and similar expressions are intended to identify statements containing forward-looking information. Forward-looking information in this press release reflects current estimates, beliefs, and assumptions, which are based on Toromont's perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors management believes are appropriate in the circumstances. Toromont's estimates, beliefs and assumptions are inherently subject to significant business, economic, competitive and other uncertainties and contingencies regarding future events and as such, are subject to change. Toromont can give no assurance that such estimates, beliefs and assumptions will prove to be correct. This press release also contains forward-looking statements about the recently acquired businesses.

Numerous risks and uncertainties could cause the actual results to differ materially from the estimates, beliefs and assumptions expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to: business cycles, including general economic conditions in the countries in which Toromont operates; commodity price changes, including changes in the price of precious and base metals; changes in foreign exchange rates, including the Cdn$/US$ exchange rate; the termination of distribution or original equipment manufacturer agreements; equipment product acceptance and availability of supply; increased competition; credit of third parties; additional costs associated with warranties and maintenance contracts; changes in interest rates; the availability of financing; potential environmental liabilities of the acquired businesses and changes to environmental regulation; failure to attract and retain key employees; damage to the reputation of Caterpillar, product quality and product safety risks which could expose Toromont to product liability claims and negative publicity; new, or changes to current, federal and provincial laws, rules and regulations including changes in infrastructure spending; and any requirement of Toromont to make contributions to the registered funded defined benefit pension plans, postemployment benefits plan or the multi-employer pension plan obligations in which it participates and acquired in excess of those currently contemplated. Risks and uncertainties related to the 2017 significant acquisition could also cause the actual results to differ materially from the estimates beliefs and assumptions expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements, including but not limited to: changes in consumer and business confidence as a result of the change in ownership; the potential for liabilities assumed in the acquisition to exceed our estimates or for material undiscovered liabilities in the 2017 acquisition; the potential for third parties to terminate or alter their agreements or relationships with Toromont as a result of the acquisition; and risks related to integration of the acquired operations with those of Toromont including cost of integration and ability to achieve the expected benefits. Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive.

Any of the above mentioned risks and uncertainties could cause or contribute to actual results that are materially different from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking information and statements included in this press release. For a further description of certain risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause or contribute to actual results that are materially different, see the risks and uncertainties set out in the "Risks and Risk Management" and "Outlook" sections of Toromont's most recent annual Management Discussion and Analysis, as filed with Canadian securities regulators at www.sedar.com or at our website www.toromont.com. Other factors, risks and uncertainties not presently known to Toromont or that Toromont currently believes are not material could also cause actual results or events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by statements containing forward-looking information.

Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on statements containing forward-looking information, which reflect Toromont's expectations only as of the date of this press release, and not to use such information for anything other than their intended purpose. Toromont disclaims any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

About Toromont

Toromont Industries Ltd. operates through two business segments: the Equipment Group and CIMCO. The Equipment Group includes one of the larger Caterpillar dealerships by revenue and geographic territory - spanning the Canadian provinces of Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Ontario and Manitoba, in addition to most of the territory of Nunavut. The Group includes industry leading rental operations, a complementary material handling business and an agricultural equipment business. CIMCO is a market leader in the design, engineering, fabrication and installation of industrial and recreational refrigeration systems. Both segments offer comprehensive product support capabilities. This press release and more information about Toromont Industries Ltd. can be found at www.toromont.com.

For more information contact:

Paul R. Jewer

Executive Vice President and

Chief Financial Officer

Toromont Industries Ltd.

Tel: (416) 514-4790

FOOTNOTES

TOROMONT INDUSTRIES LTD.
INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)
                                              Three months ended June 30                Six months ended June 30
($ thousands, except share amounts)                2019                 2018                 2019                 2018
Revenues                                      $    978,320         $    961,267         $    1,678,294       $    1,638,095
Cost of goods sold                                 741,412              736,401              1,270,725            1,246,455
Gross profit                                       236,908              224,866              407,569              391,640
Selling and administrative expenses                125,880              125,886              237,758              243,445
Operating income                                   111,028              98,980               169,811              148,195
Interest expense                                   6,988                7,719                13,907               16,614
Interest and investment income                     (2,208     )         (2,051     )         (4,780     )         (4,230     )
Income before income taxes                         106,248              93,312               160,684              135,811
Income taxes                                       28,850               25,702               44,025               37,422
Net earnings                                  $    77,398          $    67,610          $    116,659         $    98,389
Earnings per share
Basic                                         $    0.95            $    0.83            $    1.43            $    1.21
Diluted                                       $    0.94            $    0.83            $    1.42            $    1.20
Weighted average number of shares outstanding
Basic                                              81,510,292           81,131,332           81,418,746           81,054,292
Diluted                                            82,183,776           81,949,920           82,080,362           81,843,309

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