Thursday, February 9, 2017

Earnings - Cummins(CMI)

Our global leader in power and engine manufacturing, Cummins(CMI), reported their Q4 and FYE'16 results this morning.  The company had Q4 EPS of $2.25(up 11.3%) on revenues of $4.5 billion(down 6%). The company had FYE'16 EPS of $8.23(up from $7.84) on revenues of $17.5 billion(down from $19.1 billion). I must say considering the challenging environment and sagging sales the company still managed to post net income that was barely unchanged from 2015 at $1.394 billion. Shares are so far up around 4% today. The company gave guidance for 2017:



  • Revenues down 5%
  • EBIT in the range of 11.0%-11.5%
  • Return 50% of Operating Cash Flow to shareholders. 
  • Q1 sales expected to market low point for the year

Here are the CEO's remarks.

“Despite weak conditions in a number of our largest markets, Cummins delivered fourth quarter results that were a little better than expected due to our strong market share in on-highway markets in North America and the benefits of our cost reduction work,” said Tom Linebarger Chairman and CEO. “We made significant progress in a number of our key initiatives in 2016, including executing our restructuring actions, completing the acquisition of our distributors in North America and continuing to invest in new products, all of which help position the Company for profitable growth when markets improve. We also returned 75 percent of the Company’s Operating Cash Flow to shareholders, consistent with our plan for the year.”

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