Navistar reports second quarter loss of $80 million

Navistar International Corporation has announced a second quarter 2017 net loss of $80 million, or $0.86 per diluted share, compared to a second quarter 2016 net income of $4 million, or $0.05 per diluted share.

Revenues in the quarter were $2.1 billion, down five percent compared to $2.2 billion in the second quarter last year. The decrease primarily reflects lower volumes in the company’s Core (Class 6-8 trucks and buses in the United States and Canada) market, where chargeouts were down five percent, but higher than industry Core market volumes, which were down 13-percent year-over-year.

Second quarter 2017 EBITDA was $47 million, compared to second quarter 2016 EBITDA of $135 million. This year’s second quarter results included $18 million in adjustments primarily resulting from pre-existing warranties, asset impairment charges, restructuring of manufacturing operations, and debt financing charges. Second quarter adjusted EBITDA was $65 million, compared to adjusted EBITDA of $187 million in the comparable period last year.

Higher used truck losses primarily resulting from a $60 million increase to the used truck reserve for the company’s legacy MaxxForce 13 used truck inventory was the largest contributor to the year-over-year decline. The company is changing its sales strategy for its MaxxForce 13-liter used trucks to take advantage of additional opportunities to sell more units into export markets, a move it expects will accelerate efforts to reduce its inventories of these trucks.

Navistar ended second quarter 2017 with $949 million in consolidated cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities. Manufacturing cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities were $918 million at the end of the quarter.

“We are on track to improve on last year’s results, but still have quite a bit of work to do in the second half,” says Troy A. Clarke, Navistar chairman, president and chief executive officer. “However, the work we’ve done in the first six months growing share, building our backlog, and managing costs, combined with improving industry conditions, positions us to deliver a stronger second half.”

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