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Terex announces second quarter 2016 results

Terex Corporation today announced second quarter 2016 income from continuing operations of $109.6 million, or $1.00 per share, on net sales of $1.3 billion. In the second quarter a year ago, the reported income from continuing operations was $75.9 million, or $0.70 per share, on net sales of $1.4 billion. Excluding a benefit of $67.7 million related to the release of certain tax valuation allowances, after-tax charges of $19.4 million from restructuring and related actions, and after-tax charges of $8.9 million related to merger and divestiture activities, income from continuing operations as adjusted for the second quarter of 2016 was $70.2 million, or $0.64 per share. The Glossary at the end of this press release contains further details regarding these items.


“Our second quarter results reflect a company in transition” said John L. Garrison, Terex President and CEO. “With the pending sale of our Material Handling & Port Solutions (MHPS) business and parts of our Construction portfolio, we made several structural changes in the quarter. MHPS is now accounted for as a discontinued operation. Going forward, we will be a more focused company, centered around three segments: Aerial Work Platforms (AWP), Cranes, and Materials Processing (MP).”

Mr. Garrison added, “We continued to face challenging markets in the second quarter. The North American market for many of our AWP and Cranes products was lower than last year, as expected, which was reflected in both our sales and orders in the quarter. We grew AWP sales in Europe and parts of Asia, but not enough to offset the softness in North America. Our Materials Processing (MP) segment executed well and improved upon last year’s performance.”

“We remain focused on what we can control. The steps we took earlier in the year to reduce SG&A helped offset some of the impact of soft markets and competitive pricing, but more is needed. In the second quarter, we took additional steps to simplify our manufacturing footprint and lower our cost base. After the sale of MHPS, Terex will be a smaller company. We are committed to reducing our cost structure accordingly,” continued Mr. Garrison.

Mr. Garrison concluded, “On a comparable basis, we believe our earnings per share and net sales for the full year 2016 will be consistent with our previous guidance. As a result of accounting for MHPS as discontinued operations, we now expect earnings per share from continuing operations to be between $0.85 and $1.15, excluding restructuring and other unusual items, on net sales of $4.3 billion to $4.5 billion. This reflects the removal of MHPS earnings from continuing operations and the impact of unabsorbed corporate management costs, but does not reflect any of the benefits of the sale of MHPS which will be realized upon completion of the sale.”

Re-segmentation and Non-GAAP Measures

The current and prior period results reflect the re-segmentation of our scrap material handling, concrete mixer trucks and concrete paver business from our former Construction segment into MP, and part of the North American services business from Cranes to MHPS and AWP. Our MHPS business is reported as a discontinued operation. Remaining product lines of our former Construction segment, such as mini-excavators, loader backhoes and site dumpers are included in Corporate and Other.

Results of operations reflect continuing operations. All per share amounts are on a fully diluted basis. A comprehensive review of the quarterly financial performance is contained in the presentation that will accompany the Company’s earnings conference call.

In this press release, Terex refers to various GAAP (U.S. generally accepted accounting principles) and non-GAAP financial measures. These non-GAAP measures may not be comparable to similarly titled measures being disclosed by other companies. Terex believes that this non-GAAP information is useful to understanding its operating results and the ongoing performance of its underlying businesses.

The Company provides guidance on a non-GAAP basis as the Company cannot predict with a reasonable degree of certainty some elements that are included in reported GAAP results, such as the timing and impact of future restructuring charges.

The Glossary at the end of this press release contains further details about this subject.