UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, DC 20549

 

 

FORM 8-K

 

 

CURRENT REPORT

PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE

SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported) July 27, 2010

 

 

WESTINGHOUSE AIR BRAKE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

 

 

Delaware

(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)

 

1-13782   25-1615902

(Commission

File Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

 

1001 Airbrake Avenue

Wilmerding, Pennsylvania

  15148
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

(412) 825-1000

(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

 

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

 

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):

 

¨ Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

¨ Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

 

 

 


Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On July 27, 2010, Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation (the “Company”) issued a press release reporting, among other things, the Company’s 2010 second quarter and six-month results. A copy of this press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated into this Item 2.02 by reference.

In accordance with General Instruction B.2 of Form 8-K, the information furnished pursuant to this Item 2.02 in this Current Report on Form 8-K, including Exhibit 99.1, shall not be deemed “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liability of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing, and as set forth in Item 8.01 herein.

 

Item 8.01. Other Events.

On July 27, 2010, the Company issued a press release providing, among other things, updated earnings guidance for fiscal year 2010. A copy of the press release is attached to this report as Exhibit 99.1 and the second paragraph discussing 2010 guidance is incorporated into this Item 8.01 by reference.

 

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d) Exhibits.

The following exhibit is furnished and a portion thereof is filed (as described in Item 8.01) with this report on Form 8-K:

 

Exhibit
No.

  

Description

99.1    Press release dated July 27, 2010.


SIGNATURE

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Company has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

WESTINGHOUSE AIR BRAKE

TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION

By:   /S/    ALVARO GARCIA-TUNON        
  Alvaro Garcia-Tunon
  Senior Vice President,
  Chief Financial Officer and Secretary

Date: July 27, 2010


EXHIBIT INDEX

 

Number

  

Description

  

Method of Filing

99.1    Press release dated July 27, 2010.    Filed herewith.

Exhibit 99.1

 

LOGO    News Release

Wabtec Reports 2Q EPS Of 65 Cents;

Increases 2010 Guidance To $2.45-$2.55

WILMERDING, PA, July 27, 2010 – Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB) today reported its 2010 second quarter results, including the following:

 

   

Sales increased 12 percent to $374 million, the company’s highest quarterly sales figure since the first quarter of 2009. The Freight Group had a strong sales increase due to organic growth and acquisitions.

 

   

Income from operations was $50 million, or 13.3 percent of sales.

 

   

Earnings per diluted share were 65 cents, compared to 64 cents in the year-ago quarter. The year-ago quarter included a tax benefit, resulting from the successful resolution of certain outstanding tax issues from prior years, and costs related to downsizing and consolidation actions. Excluding these items, non-GAAP earnings per diluted share were 55 cents in the 2009 second quarter (see reconciliation below).

 

   

At June 30, 2010, Wabtec had cash of $167 million and debt of $408 million.

 

   

During the quarter, the company completed the integration of Xorail LLC, which was acquired in mid-March; and announced the formation of a third joint venture in China. In addition, after the quarter ended the company announced an agreement to acquire G&B Specialties and Bach-Simpson from Global Railway Industries Ltd.

Based on Wabtec’s second quarter results and outlook for the rest of the year, the company increased its 2010 earnings guidance as follows: Full-year earnings per diluted share are now expected to be between $2.45-$2.55; previously, the company expected EPS to be between $2.40-$2.50. Full-year revenues are still expected to be up slightly, as growth in the freight segment will more than offset a decrease in the transit segment.

Albert J. Neupaver, Wabtec’s president and chief executive officer, said: “We’re pleased with the company’s overall performance in the first half and cautiously optimistic about the balance of 2010, assuming the global economy continues to improve. Our diversified business model, focus on cash generation, investment in growth strategies and rigorous application of the Wabtec Performance System are serving the company well in the current environment and laying the groundwork for long-term growth.”

Wabtec (www.wabtec.com) is a global provider of technology-based products and services for rail and other industrial markets. This release contains forward-looking statements, such as those regarding expectations about future earnings. Actual results could differ materially from the results suggested in any forward-looking statement. Factors that could cause or contribute to these material differences include, but are not limited to, an economic slowdown in the markets we serve; fluctuations in freight and passenger rail traffic; and other factors discussed in Wabtec’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Wabtec assumes no obligation to update these statements or advise of changes in the assumptions on which they are based. Wabtec will conduct a conference call with analysts and investors at 10 a.m., eastern time, today. To listen via webcast, please go to www.wabtec.com and click on the “Webcasts” tab in the “Investor Relations” section.

LOGO

 

Tim Wesley    Phone: 412.825.1543    Wabtec Corporation
   E-mail: twesley@wabtec.com    1001 Air Brake Avenue
   Website: www.wabtec.com    Wilmerding, PA 15148


WABTEC CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS

FOR THE THREE AND SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2010 AND 2009

(DOLLARS IN THOUSANDS EXCEPT PER SHARE DATA)

(UNAUDITED)

 

     Second
Quarter
2010
    Second
Quarter
2009
    For the Six
Months
2010
    For the Six
Months
2009
 

Net sales

   $ 374,137      $ 334,013      $ 738,064      $ 711,973   

Cost of sales

     (260,673     (242,350     (516,211     (513,135
                                

Gross profit

     113,464        91,663        221,853        198,838   

Gross profit as a % of Net Sales

     30.3     27.4     30.1     27.9

Selling, general and administrative expenses

     (51,243     (42,112     (95,874     (80,665

Engineering expenses

     (10,425     (10,765     (21,120     (21,324

Amortization expense

     (2,144     (2,059     (4,031     (4,374
                                

Total operating expenses

     (63,812     (54,936     (121,025     (106,363

Operating expenses as a % of Net Sales

     17.1     16.4     16.4     14.9

Income from operations

     49,652        36,727        100,828        92,475   

Income from operations as a % of Net Sales

     13.3     11.0     13.7     13.0

Interest (expense) income, net

     (4,092     (3,525     (8,004     (8,461

Other income (expense), net

     1,086        (134     365        255   
                                

Income from operations before income taxes

     46,646        33,068        93,189        84,269   

Income tax expense

     (15,435     (2,232     (31,614     (20,767
                                

Effective tax rate

     33.1     6.7     33.9     24.6

Income from continuing operations

     31,211        30,836        61,575        63,502   

Discontinued operations

        

Income (loss) from discontinued operations (net of tax)

     —          —          —          —     
                                

Net income attributable to Wabtec shareholders

   $ 31,211      $ 30,836      $ 61,575      $ 63,502   
                                
Earnings Per Common Share         
Basic         

Income from continuing operations

   $ 0.65      $ 0.68      $ 1.29      $ 1.33   

Income from discontinued operations

     —          —          —          —     

Net income attributable to Wabtec shareholders

   $ 0.65      $ 0.65      $ 1.29      $ 1.33   
Diluted         

Income from continuing operations

   $ 0.65      $ 0.68      $ 1.28      $ 1.32   

Income from discontinued operations

     —          —          —          —     

Net income attributable to Wabtec shareholders

   $ 0.65      $ 0.64      $ 1.28      $ 1.32   

Weighted average shares outstanding

        

Basic

     47,725        47,487        47,539        47,594   
                                

Diluted

     48,089        48,013        47,911        48,088   
                                
Sales by Segment         

Freight Group

   $ 189,974      $ 136,079      $ 355,118      $ 316,026   

Transit Group

     184,163        197,934      $ 382,946      $ 395,947   
                                

Total

   $ 374,137      $ 334,013      $ 738,064      $ 711,973   
                                

Set forth below is the calculation of the non-GAAP performance measure included in this press release for the second quarter of 2009. Non-GAAP financial measures should be viewed in addition to, and not as an alternative for, Wabtec’s reported results prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP.

Reconciliation of 2009 Second Quarter Net Income and Earnings Per Share:

(in thousands, except earnings per share)

 

     Income from
Operations
before Income
Taxes
   Income Tax
Expense
    Net Income     Earnings per
Diluted Share
 

GAAP

   $ 33,068    $ (2,232   $ 30,836      $ 0.64   

Add back: Downsizing and Consolidation Costs

     8,281      (2,981     5,300      $ 0.11   

Deduct: Tax Benefit

     —        (9,700     (9,700   $ (0.20
                               

Net Income (Non-GAAP basis)

   $ 41,349    $ (14,913   $ 26,436      $ 0.55