Paccar achieves ‘very good’ Q2 revenues, profits

Bill
Updated Jul 28, 2021
Paccar's 2021 full truck lineup
New Kenworth and Peterbilt medium- and heavy-duty trucks.

Paccar earned net income of $492.9 million in the second quarter, compared to $147.7 million earned in the same period last year. Second quarter net sales and financial services revenues were $5.84 billion, an increase of 91 percent compared to $3.06 billion achieved in the second quarter of 2020, the company reports.

Paccar reported first half net income of $963.0 million, compared to $507.1 million earned in the first six months of last year. Net sales and financial services revenues for the first six months of 2021 were $11.69 billion, compared to $8.22 billion achieved last year.

“Paccar achieved very good revenues and net income in the second quarter of 2021,” says Paccar CEO Preston Feight. “Paccar Parts achieved record quarterly sales and profits due to strong industry truck utilization, an increased number of Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF trucks with the Paccar Powertrain, and the growth of Paccar Parts’ e-commerce platform. Paccar Financial Services earned record quarterly profits due to excellent portfolio quality and strong used truck demand. I am very proud of our employees for delivering the highest quality products and services to our customers.”

Harrie Schippers, president and chief financial officer, says, “DAF launched new, industry-leading heavy-truck models in June. The new DAF XF, XG and XG+ trucks represent a $1 billion investment. DAF is the first manufacturer to incorporate new European regulations that define vehicle dimensions. The DAF vehicles’ streamlined design delivers up to 10 percent greater fuel efficiency, and offers enhanced safety features and optimized driver comfort. The DAF cabs will be manufactured using advanced robotic technology in the new state-of-the-art cab factory in Westerlo, Belgium.”

Darrin Siver, senior vice president, says, “Kenworth and Peterbilt launched new heavy- and medium-duty vehicles earlier this year. Production started in May of the new Kenworth T680 and Peterbilt 579 trucks and medium-duty truck production will begin in the third quarter. Customer demand is very strong.”

Financial Highlights – Second Quarter 2021

Highlights of Paccar’s financial results for the second quarter of 2021 include:

  • Net sales and revenues of $5.84 billion.
  • Net income of $492.9 million.
  • Global truck deliveries of 40,100 units.
  • Record Paccar Parts revenues of $1.21 billion.
  • Record Paccar Parts pretax income of $265.6 million.
  • Record Financial Services pretax income of $106.5 million.
  • Manufacturing cash and marketable securities of $4.4 billion.
  • Cash generated from operations of $330.8 million.
  • Stockholders’ equity of $11.18 billion.

Financial highlights – First half 2021

Highlights of Paccar’s financial results for the first six months of 2021 include:

  • Net sales and revenues of $11.69 billion.
  • Net income of $963.0 million.
  • Capital investments of $214.4 million and R&D expenses of $164.5 million.
  • Paccar Parts pretax income of $516.9 million.
  • Financial Services pretax income of $182.9 million.
  • Cash generated from operations of $867.7 million.
  • Medium-term note issuances of $1.30 billion.

Global truck markets

Mike Dozier, senior vice president, says, “Freight tonnage, industry truck utilization and customer demand for new trucks are strong. Customers appreciate the enhanced fuel efficiency and advanced technology in Kenworth and Peterbilt’s new heavy- and medium-duty trucks launched this year.”

Class 8 industry retail sales in the U.S. and Canada are estimated to be in a range of 260,000-280,000 trucks in 2021. Kenworth and Peterbilt’s Class 8 retail sales market share is 29.4 percent year-to-date.

“Customer demand is strong for the new range of DAF trucks due to the vehicles’ innovative design, increased fuel efficiency and enhanced driver comfort,” says Harry Wolters, DAF president. European truck industry registrations in the above 16-tonne segment are estimated to be in a range of 270,000-290,000 vehicles this year. DAF European above 16-tonne registrations market share is 15.7 percent year-to-date.

The 2021 South American above 16-tonne truck market is projected to be in the range of 110,000-120,000 units. DAF Brasil’s market share was 5.7% in the above 16-tonne truck segment in the first six months of this year.

The truck markets are tempered by the industry-wide undersupply of semiconductor chips. Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF delivered 40,100 trucks in the second quarter, with an additional 6,500 trucks awaiting components at quarter-end.

DAF launches new aerodynamic truck models

The new DAF XF, XG and XG+ feature new aerodynamic cabs, exceptional quality, enhanced fuel efficiency, a full suite of passive and active safety technologies, and a spacious and luxurious interior. DAF’s XG and XG+ create a new premium market segment and provide unmatched comfort for the driver.

DAF’s innovative cab designs deliver up to 10 percent greater fuel efficiency and an equivalent reduction in CO2 emissions. “DAF has leapfrogged the competition with the new DAF XF, XG and XG+ trucks,” says Ron Borsboom, DAF executive director of product development.

Paccar Parts achieves record quarterly revenues, profits

Paccar Parts earned record quarterly pretax income of $265.6 million in the second quarter of 2021, compared to $151.9 million earned in the same period last year. Paccar Parts achieved record second quarter revenues of $1.21 billion, compared to the $823.7 million reported in the same period last year.

Paccar Parts first half 2021 revenues were $2.37 billion, compared to $1.82 billion in the same period last year. Paccar Parts achieved pretax profit of $516.9 million in the first six months of 2021, compared to $366.6 million earned in the first six months of 2020.

“Paccar Parts achieved record results due to robust industry truck utilization, industry-leading supply chain management and parts availability, and ongoing investments in e-commerce,” says David Danforth, Paccar vice president and Paccar Parts general manager. “Paccar Parts has made many enhancements to its e-commerce platform, such as superb parts cross-referencing and integration with customers’ parts procurement systems. Paccar Parts’ e-commerce sales increased 56 percent in the second quarter compared to the same quarter last year.”

Paccar Parts 18 parts distribution centers (PDCs) support more than 2,200 DAF, Kenworth and Peterbilt dealer sales, parts and service locations. Paccar Parts plans to open a new 260,000 square foot PDC in Louisville, Kentucky next year to further enhance parts availability for customers and dealers.

Financial services companies achieve record results

Paccar Financial Services (PFS) earned record pretax income of $106.5 million in the second quarter this year compared to $55.5 million in the second quarter of 2020. PFS achieved second quarter 2021 revenues of $456.3 million compared to $360.3 million in the same period last year. For the first six months of 2021, PFS earned pretax income of $182.9 million compared to $103.8 million last year.

First half 2021 revenues were $888.3 million compared with $744.0 million for the same period a year ago.

Todd Hubbard, vice president, says, “PFS achieved outstanding second quarter results due to excellent portfolio quality and strong used truck prices. PFS is leveraging investments in its 12 worldwide used truck centers to sell an increased number of used trucks at higher retail prices.” A new PFS used truck facility is under construction in Madrid, Spain. Kenworth and Peterbilt truck resale values command a 10-20 percent premium over competitors’ trucks.

PFS has a portfolio of 205,000 trucks and trailers, with total assets of $15.57 billion. PacLease, a major full-service truck leasing company in North America, Europe and Australia with a fleet of 38,000 vehicles, is included in this segment.

“The industry-wide undersupply of semiconductors has contributed to increased demand for premium Paccar used trucks. Customers who require trucks are pleased to purchase high quality pre-owned Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF vehicles,” says Ken Roemer, PacLease president.

“Paccar’s strong balance sheet, complemented by its A+/A1 credit ratings, enables PFS to offer competitive retail financing to Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF dealers and customers in 26 countries on four continents,” says Craig Gryniewicz, Paccar Financial Corp. president. Paccar Financial Services has excellent access to the debt markets, issuing commercial paper on a regular basis and $1.30 billion of three- and five-year term notes during the first half of 2021, Paccar reports.

Peterbilt, Kenworth and DAF begin battery-electric vehicle production

Peterbilt, Kenworth and DAF began production of battery electric trucks in the second quarter. Paccar has received customer orders for over 450 zero emissions vehicles.

“Paccar is the leader in zero emissions trucks. Industry zero emissions vehicle deliveries are expected to gradually increase in the coming years,” says John Rich, Paccar chief technology officer. “Paccar’s battery electric vehicles will contribute to Paccar and its customers achieving their environmental goals.”

Paccar Capital investments and R&D drive innovation and growth

Paccar’s excellent long-term profits, strong balance sheet and consistent focus on quality, technology and productivity have enabled the company to invest $7.3 billion in new and expanded facilities, innovative products and new technologies during the past decade, the company says.

“Paccar invests to grow its business with new aerodynamic truck models, diesel and zero emissions powertrain technologies, advanced driver assistance systems, connected vehicle services, next-generation manufacturing and distribution capabilities,” says Mike Dozier, senior vice president. “The new DAF trucks and factory expansion in Eindhoven, Netherlands and Westerlo, Belgium represent a $1 billion investment.”

Capital investments are estimated to be in a range of $550-$600 million, and research and development expenses to be in a range of $340-$360 million this year.

Full financial information is available.        

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