TechDogs-"Cummins Reports Third Quarter 2023 Results"

Manufacturing Technology

Cummins Reports Third Quarter 2023 Results

By Business Wire

Business Wire
Overall Rating
  • Third quarter revenues of $8.4 billion; GAAP1 Net Income of $656 million
  • EBITDA in the third quarter was 14.6 percent of sales; Diluted EPS of $4.59
  • Third quarter results include $26 million, or $0.14 per diluted share, of costs related to the separation of Atmus Filtration Technologies Inc.
  • Third quarter net cash provided by operating activities was a record $1.5 billion
  • The company is raising its full year 2023 revenue guidance to be up 18 to 21 percent; an increase from previous guidance of up 15 to 20 percent
  • EBITDA is now expected to be in the range of 15.2 to 15.4 percent; narrowing the range of the previous guidance of 15.0 to 15.7 percent

COLUMBUS, IND.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#cummins--Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) today reported results for the third quarter of 2023.

Third quarter revenues of $8.4 billion increased 15 percent from the same quarter in 2022. Sales in North America increased 16 percent and international revenues increased 13 percent due to the addition of Meritor and strong demand across most global markets. The third quarter of 2022 included two months of consolidated operations for Meritor following the completion of the acquisition on August 3, 2022.

“We delivered solid profitability and record operating cash flow in the third quarter,” said Jennifer Rumsey, Chair and CEO. “While full year revenues are at the high end of our expectations, we are seeing signs of moderating demand in some markets and are taking steps to reduce costs and position the company for success in 2024. I am deeply appreciative of our Cummins employees, who continue to innovate for our customers and demonstrate the flexibility required to meet global demand.”

Net income attributable to Cummins in the third quarter was $656 million, or $4.59 per diluted share compared to $400 million, or $2.82 per diluted share in 2022. Results included costs associated with the separation of Atmus of $26 million, or $0.14 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2023, and $16 million in the third quarter of 2022. The third quarter of 2022 also included $77 million of acquisition, integration and inventory valuation adjustments related to Meritor. The tax rate in the third quarter was 21.4 percent including $5 million, or $0.03 per diluted share, of favorable discrete tax items, compared to $57 million of unfavorable discrete tax items a year ago.

Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) in the third quarter were $1.2 billion, or 14.6 percent of sales, compared to $884 million, or 12.1 percent of sales, a year ago. EBITDA for the third quarter of 2023 included the costs related to the separation of Atmus and the third quarter of 2022 EBITDA included costs related to the separation of Atmus and costs related to the acquisition and integration of Meritor as noted above. The third quarter of 2022 also included a one-time employee recognition bonus with a cost impact of $56 million.

Operating cash flow for the third quarter of 2023 was a record inflow of $1.5 billion, compared to $382 million in the third quarter of 2022, as we continue to focus on working capital management within the business.

2023 Outlook:

Based on its current forecast, Cummins is raising its full year 2023 revenue guidance to be up 18 to 21 percent due to strong demand across most markets, especially North America. EBITDA is expected to be in the range of 15.2 to 15.4 percent of sales, narrowing the range of the previous guidance of 15.0 to 15.7 percent of sales.

The outlook above assumes the inclusion of Atmus for the entirety of 2023, but excludes any costs or benefits associated with the planned separation of Atmus. Our forecast also excludes the impact of broader cost reduction activities that are expected in the fourth quarter. Within the Components Segment, Cummins expects revenues of the Meritor business for 2023 to be between $4.7 billion to $4.9 billion, consistent with prior guidance. EBITDA is expected to be in the range of 10.5 to 11.0 percent of sales, narrowing the range of the previous guidance of 10.3 to 11.0 percent.

The company plans to continue to generate strong operating cash flow and returns for shareholders and is committed to our long-term strategic goal of returning 50 percent of operating cash flow back to shareholders. In the near term, we will focus on reinvesting for profitable growth, increasing dividends and reducing debt.

“2023 will be another record year for revenue growth, however we are seeing some signs of slowing activity and are expecting lower demand in the fourth quarter. Our leadership team is experienced in managing through periods of economic uncertainty and will continue to make the decisions that ensure we drive cost improvements and maintain a strong financial position. We’ve announced several major partnerships this quarter as we continue to advance our Destination Zero strategy and remain committed to investing in future growth,” said Rumsey.

Recent Highlights:

  • Accelera™ by Cummins, Daimler Trucks & Buses, PACCAR and EVE Energy announced in September a joint venture to accelerate and localize battery cell production and the battery supply chain in the United States. The planned joint venture will manufacture battery cells for electric commercial vehicles and industrial applications. Total investment by the partners is expected to be in the range of $2-3 billion for the 21-gigawatt hour (GWh) factory with production expected to begin in 2027.
  • On October 2nd Cummins completed its acquisition of two Faurecia commercial vehicle manufacturing plants and their related activities, one in Columbus, Indiana (U.S.) and one in Roermond, Netherlands. The acquisition provides an opportunity for the Cummins Emission Solutions business to ensure continued access to the technology and facilities it needs to meet current and future demand for low-emissions products and to ensure continuity for both the employees and customers of the acquired manufacturing facilities.
  • The company announced several collaborations that further enable our customers to achieve their decarbonization goals. During the third quarter, Freightliner announced they are partnering with Cummins to offer the new Cummins X15N natural gas engine in its heavy-duty Freightliner Cascadia trucks. Also, Cummins Inc. and Knight Transportation, Inc. announced that the industry's largest full truckload company has successfully tested Cummins’ new X15N engine in Southern California, using renewable natural gas to realize reductions in nitrous oxides and greenhouse gas without compromising performance. The X15N, which will launch in North America in 2024, is the first natural gas engine to be designed specifically for heavy-duty and on-highway truck applications.
  • Cummins received several prestigious honors during the quarter, including earning the number four spot on Forbes' sixth annual ranking of America’s Best Employers for Women, up from last year’s ranking at number 26. Also, Cummins was named Employer of the Year by Diesel Progress, named a Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion for the third year in a row, and received a 2023 Energy Management Insight Award from the Clean Energy Ministerial.
  • Cummins increased its quarterly common stock cash dividend from $1.57 to $1.68 per share. The company has increased the quarterly dividend to shareholders for 14 consecutive years.

1 Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in the U.S.

Third quarter 2023 detail (all comparisons to same period in 2022):

Components Segment

  • Sales - $3.2 billion, up 20 percent
  • Segment EBITDA - $441 million, or 13.6 percent of sales, which includes $20 million of costs related to the separation of Atmus compared to $297 million, or 11.0 percent of sales in the prior year, which included $10 million of costs related to the separation of Atmus. The third quarter of 2022 also included $77 million of acquisition, integration and inventory valuation adjustments related to Meritor.
  • Revenues in North America increased by 21 percent and international sales increased by 19 percent due to an additional month of Meritor operations and increased global demand.

Engine Segment

  • Sales - $2.9 billion, up 5 percent
  • Segment EBITDA - $395 million, or 13.5 percent of sales, compared to $362 million or 13.0 percent of sales
  • On-highway revenues increased 8 percent driven by strong demand in the North American truck market and pricing actions.
  • Sales increased 5 percent in North America and grew 7 percent in international markets due to an increase in global demand.

Distribution Segment

  • Sales - $2.5 billion, up 13 percent
  • Segment EBITDA - $306 million, or 12.1 percent of sales, compared to $225 million, or 10.0 percent of sales
  • Revenues in North America increased 14 percent and international sales increased by 11 percent.
  • Higher revenues were driven by increased demand for whole goods, especially power generation products, and pricing actions.

Power Systems Segment

  • Sales - $1.4 billion, up 7 percent
  • Segment EBITDA - $234 million, or 16.2 percent of sales, compared to $193 million, or 14.3 percent of sales
  • Power generation revenues increased 15 percent driven by increased global demand and pricing actions. Industrial revenues decreased 2 percent due to lower mining aftermarket parts demand.

Accelera Segment

  • Sales - $103 million, up 106 percent
  • Segment EBITDA loss - $114 million
  • Revenues increased due to higher demand for battery electric systems, increased electrolyzer installations, and the additions of the Siemens Commercial Vehicle business and electric powertrain portion of the Meritor business.
  • Costs associated with the development of electric powertrains, fuel cells and electrolyzers, as well as products to support battery electric vehicles are contributing to EBITDA losses. The company continues to make investments to support our customers through the energy transition and deliver future profitable growth.

About Cummins Inc.

Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business segments that design, manufacture, distribute and service a broad portfolio of power solutions. The company’s products range from diesel, natural gas, electric and hybrid powertrains and powertrain-related components including filtration, aftertreatment, turbochargers, fuel systems, controls systems, air handling systems, automated transmissions, axles, drivelines, brakes, suspension systems, electric power generation systems, batteries, electrified power systems, electric powertrains, hydrogen production and fuel cell products. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana (U.S.), since its founding in 1919, Cummins employs approximately 73,600 people committed to powering a more prosperous world through three global corporate responsibility priorities critical to healthy communities: education, environment and equality of opportunity. Cummins serves its customers online, through a network of company-owned and independent distributor locations, and through thousands of dealer locations worldwide and earned about $2.2 billion on sales of $28.1 billion in 2022. See how Cummins is powering a world that's always on by accessing news releases and more information at https://www.cummins.com/always-on.

Forward-looking disclosure statement

Information provided in this release that is not purely historical are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding our forecasts, guidance, preliminary results, expectations, hopes, beliefs and intentions on strategies regarding the future. These forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements relating to our plans and expectations for our revenues and EBITDA. Our actual future results could differ materially from those projected in such forward-looking statements because of a number of factors, including, but not limited to: any adverse results of our internal review into our emissions certification process and compliance with emission standards; increased scrutiny from regulatory agencies, as well as unpredictability in the adoption, implementation and enforcement of emission standards around the world; changes in international, national and regional trade laws, regulations and policies; changes in taxation; global legal and ethical compliance costs and risks; evolving environmental and climate change legislation and regulatory initiatives; future bans or limitations on the use of diesel-powered products; failure to successfully integrate and / or failure to fully realize all of the anticipated benefits of the acquisition of Meritor, Inc.; raw material, transportation and labor price fluctuations and supply shortages; any adverse effects of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine and the global response (including government bans or restrictions on doing business in Russia); aligning our capacity and production with our demand; the actions of, and income from, joint ventures and other investees that we do not directly control; large truck manufacturers' and original equipment manufacturers' customers discontinuing outsourcing their engine supply needs or experiencing financial distress, or change in control; product recalls; variability in material and commodity costs; the development of new technologies that reduce demand for our current products and services; lower than expected acceptance of new or existing products or services; product liability claims; our sales mix of products; uncertainties and risks related to timing and potential value to both Atmus Filtration Technologies Inc. (Atmus) and Cummins of the planned separation of Atmus, including business, industry and market risks, as well as the risks involving the anticipated favorable tax treatment if there is a significant delay in the completion of the envisioned separation; our plan to reposition our portfolio of product offerings through exploration of strategic acquisitions and divestitures and related uncertainties of entering such transactions; increasing interest rates; challenging markets for talent and ability to attract, develop and retain key personnel; climate change, global warming, more stringent climate change regulations, accords, mitigation efforts, greenhouse gas regulations or other legislation designed to address climate change; exposure to potential security breaches or other disruptions to our information technology environment and data security; political, economic and other risks from operations in numerous countries including political, economic and social uncertainty and the evolving globalization of our business; competitor activity; increasing competition, including increased global competition among our customers in emerging markets; failure to meet environmental, social and governance (ESG) expectations or standards, or achieve our ESG goals; labor relations or work stoppages; foreign currency exchange rate changes; the performance of our pension plan assets and volatility of discount rates; the price and availability of energy; continued availability of financing, financial instruments and financial resources in the amounts, at the times and on the terms required to support our future business; and other risks detailed from time to time in our SEC filings, including particularly in the Risk Factors section of our 2022 Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Shareholders, potential investors and other readers are urged to consider these factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements made herein are made only as of the date of this press release and we undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. More detailed information about factors that may affect our performance may be found in our filings with the SEC, which are available at http://www.sec.gov or at http://www.cummins.com in the Investor Relations section of our website.

Presentation of Non-GAAP Financial Information

EBITDA is a non-GAAP measure used in this release and is defined and reconciled to what management believes to be the most comparable GAAP measure in a schedule attached to this release, except for forward-looking measures of EBITDA where a reconciliation to the corresponding GAAP measures is not available due to the variability, complexity and limited visibility of the non-cash items that are excluded from the non-GAAP outlook measure. Cummins presents this information as it believes it is useful to understanding the Company's operating performance, and because EBITDA is a measure used internally to assess the performance of the operating units.

Webcast information

Cummins management will host a teleconference to discuss these results today at 10 a.m. EST. This teleconference will be webcast and available on the Investor Relations section of the Cummins website at www.cummins.com. Participants wishing to view the visuals available with the audio are encouraged to sign-in a few minutes prior to the start of the teleconference.

CUMMINS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF NET INCOME

(Unaudited) (a)

Three months ended

September 30,

In millions, except per share amounts

2023

2022

NET SALES

$

8,431

$

7,333

Cost of sales

6,360

5,691

GROSS MARGIN

2,071

1,642

OPERATING EXPENSES AND INCOME

Selling, general and administrative expenses

831

708

Research, development and engineering expenses

376

348

Equity, royalty and interest income from investees

118

70

Other operating expense, net

32

30

OPERATING INCOME

950

626

Interest expense

97

61

Other income, net

25

43

INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES

878

608

Income tax expense

188

199

CONSOLIDATED NET INCOME

690

409

Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

34

9

NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO CUMMINS INC.

$

656

$

400

EARNINGS PER COMMON SHARE ATTRIBUTABLE TO CUMMINS INC.

Basic

$

4.63

$

2.83

Diluted

$

4.59

$

2.82

WEIGHTED-AVERAGE COMMON SHARES OUTSTANDING

Basic

141.8

141.1

Diluted

142.8

142.0

(a) Prepared on an unaudited basis in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

CUMMINS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF NET INCOME

(Unaudited) (a)

Nine months ended

September 30,

In millions, except per share amounts

2023

2022

NET SALES

$

25,522

$

20,304

Cost of sales

19,274

15,404

GROSS MARGIN

6,248

4,900

OPERATING EXPENSES AND INCOME

Selling, general and administrative expenses

2,457

1,945

Research, development and engineering expenses

1,110

945

Equity, royalty and interest income from investees

370

261

Other operating expense, net

78

144

OPERATING INCOME

2,973

2,127

Interest expense

283

112

Other income, net

166

26

INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES

2,856

2,041

Income tax expense

623

502

CONSOLIDATED NET INCOME

2,233

1,539

Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

67

19

NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO CUMMINS INC.

$

2,166

$

1,520

EARNINGS PER COMMON SHARE ATTRIBUTABLE TO CUMMINS INC.

Basic

$

15.29

$

10.74

Diluted

$

15.19

$

10.68

WEIGHTED-AVERAGE COMMON SHARES OUTSTANDING

Basic

141.7

141.5

Diluted

142.6

142.3

(a) Prepared on an unaudited basis in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

CUMMINS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited) (a)

In millions, except par value

September 30,
2023

December 31,
2022

ASSETS

Current assets

Cash and cash equivalents

$

2,387

$

2,020

Restricted cash

225

81

Marketable securities

452

472

Total cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash and marketable securities

3,064

2,573

Accounts and notes receivable, net

5,662

5,202

Inventories

5,906

5,603

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

1,280

1,073

Total current assets

15,912

14,451

Long-term assets

Property, plant and equipment, net

5,801

5,521

Investments and advances related to equity method investees

1,785

1,759

Goodwill

2,379

2,343

Other intangible assets, net

2,518

2,687

Pension assets

1,500

1,398

Other assets

2,202

2,140

Total assets

$

32,097

$

30,299

LIABILITIES

Current liabilities

Accounts payable (principally trade)

$

4,262

$

4,252

Loans payable

231

210

Commercial paper

1,710

2,574

Current maturities of long-term debt

573

573

Accrued compensation, benefits and retirement costs

884

617

Current portion of accrued product warranty

731

726

Current portion of deferred revenue

1,029

1,004

Other accrued expenses

1,706

1,465

Total current liabilities

11,126

11,421

Long-term liabilities

Long-term debt

4,950

4,498

Deferred revenue

1,011

844

Other liabilities

3,332

3,311

Total liabilities

$

20,419

$

20,074

Redeemable noncontrolling interests

$

$

258

EQUITY

Cummins Inc. shareholders’ equity

Common stock, $2.50 par value, 500 shares authorized, 222.5 and 222.5 shares issued

$

2,558

$

2,243

Retained earnings

19,520

18,037

Treasury stock, at cost, 80.8 and 81.2 shares

(9,369

)

(9,415

)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(2,051

)

(1,890

)

Total Cummins Inc. shareholders’ equity

10,658

8,975

Noncontrolling interests

1,020

992

Total equity

$

11,678

$

9,967

Total liabilities, redeemable noncontrolling interests and equity

$

32,097

$

30,299

(a) Prepared on an unaudited basis in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

CUMMINS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited) (a)

Three months ended

September 30,

In millions

2023

2022

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES

Consolidated net income

$

690

$

409

Adjustments to reconcile consolidated net income to net cash provided by operating activities

Depreciation and amortization

257

216

Deferred income taxes

(106

)

(82

)

Equity in income of investees, net of dividends

13

32

Pension and OPEB expense

1

6

Pension contributions and OPEB payments

(12

)

(16

)

Russian suspension costs, net of recoveries

1

Changes in current assets and liabilities, net of acquisitions

Accounts and notes receivable

188

(81

)

Inventories

85

(99

)

Other current assets

(54

)

47

Accounts payable

(22

)

(73

)

Accrued expenses

282

157

Other, net

207

(135

)

Net cash provided by operating activities

1,529

382

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES

Capital expenditures

(280

)

(202

)

Acquisitions of businesses, net of cash acquired

7

(2,763

)

Investments in marketable securities—acquisitions

(328

)

(305

)

Investments in marketable securities—liquidations

382

358

Other, net

(35

)

(8

)

Net cash used in investing activities

(254

)

(2,920

)

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES

Proceeds from borrowings

42

2,020

Net borrowings of commercial paper

92

1,688

Payments on borrowings and finance lease obligations

(163

)

(999

)

Dividend payments on common stock

(238

)

(222

)

Repurchases of common stock

(23

)

Payments for purchase of redeemable noncontrolling interests

(175

)

Other, net

(24

)

38

Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities

(466

)

2,502

EFFECT OF EXCHANGE RATE CHANGES ON CASH, CASH EQUIVALENTS AND RESTRICTED CASH

1

73

Net increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

810

37

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period

1,802

2,462

CASH, CASH EQUIVALENTS AND RESTRICTED CASH AT END OF PERIOD

$

2,612

$

2,499

(a) Prepared on an unaudited basis in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.


Contacts

Jon Mills
Director – External Communications
317-658-4540
jon.mills@cummins.com

Read full story here

First published on Thu, Nov 2, 2023

Enjoyed what you read? Great news – there’s a lot more to explore!

Dive into our content repository of the latest tech news, a diverse range of articles spanning introductory guides, product reviews, trends and more, along with engaging interviews, up-to-date AI blogs and hilarious tech memes!

Also explore our collection of branded insights via informative white papers, enlightening case studies, in-depth reports, educational videos and exciting events and webinars from leading global brands.

Head to the TechDogs homepage to Know Your World of technology today!

Disclaimer - Reference to any specific product, software or entity does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by TechDogs nor should any data or content published be relied upon. The views expressed by TechDogs’ members and guests are their own and their appearance on our site does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent. Views and opinions expressed by TechDogs’ Authors are those of the Authors and do not necessarily reflect the view of TechDogs or any of its officials. All information / content found on TechDogs’ site may not necessarily be reviewed by individuals with the expertise to validate its completeness, accuracy and reliability.

Tags:

Cummins Natural Gas Fuel Systems Turbochargers Air Handling Systems

References:

Join The Discussion

  • Dark
  • Light