RVIA Economic Impact Study

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association commissioned an Economic Impact Study on the RV industry, released on June 7, 2016. The study found that the RV industry contributes about $49.7 billion in economic output or 0.28 percent of the Gross Domestic Product. Through its production and distribution linkages, the industry impacts firms in 426 of the 440 sectors of the United States economy.

Nationwide, the industry is responsible for 216,170 jobs, both directly and inderectly, creating an economic impact of $37.5 billion. The full study results, along with each individual state and congressional district's economic impact is available on the website by clicking here .

Cummins Reports Revenue Drop

Tue Nov 1, 2016

COLUMBUS, Indiana - Cummins Inc. third quarter revenues decreased 9 percent from the same quarter in 2015, according to the company's press release.

The third quarter revenue of $4.2 billion was impacted by lower truck production in North America and weak international demand for power generation equipment, the company reports. Currency negatively impacted revenues by about 2 percent compared to last year, primarily due to a stronger U.S. dollar.

Revenues in North America decreased 13 percent while international sales declined by 3 percent. Within international markets, higher revenues in China partially offset declines in the Middle East and Africa.

Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) were $398 million in the third quarter, or 9.5 percent of sales, and included a $99 million increase in an existing accrual for a loss contingency. EBIT in the third quarter of 2015 was $577 million or 12.5 percent of sales.

Net income attributable to Cummins was $289 million ($1.72 per diluted share). The loss contingency charge, net of its impact on compensation plans, reduced diluted earnings per share by 30 cents. The tax rate in the third quarter of 2016 was 21.5 percent. Net income in the third quarter of 2015 was $380 million ($2.14 per diluted share).

“Due to the slow pace of growth in the global economy, we continue to face weak demand in a number of our most important markets,” Cummins Chairman and CEO Tom Linebarger says. “The restructuring actions that we initiated in the fourth quarter of 2015, combined with strong execution on material cost reduction initiatives, productivity gains and improvements in product quality are all helping to mitigate the impact of weaker revenues.

“We are on track to deliver our goal of 25 percent decremental EBIT margin for the full year 2016, as a result of strong operational performance in very challenging economic conditions. We have returned $1.3 billion to shareholders so far this year, through a combination of dividends and share repurchases, consistent with our plans to return 75 percent of operating cash flow to shareholders in 2016."

Based on the current forecast, Cummins expects full year 2016 revenues to be down 9 percent, consistent with its prior guidance of down between 8 and 10 percent. Full year EBIT is expected to be 11.3 percent of sales, down from the prior forecast of 11.6 to 12.2 percent. The reduction in EBIT guidance is primarily a result of an increase in the expected costs of a loss contingency in the third quarter.

Other recent highlights include:

• Cummins was recognized with the 2016 United States Overall Best Heavy-Duty Truck Engine Supplier Leadership Award by Frost and Sullivan

• The company announced that it will partner with Peterbilt Motors Company, a division of PACCAR, to develop and demonstrate technologies under the U.S. Department of Energy Supertruck II program

• Cummins has been inducted into the Billion Dollar Roundtable for its commitment to diversity and inclusion

• The company returned $1.3 billion to shareholders so far this year, through a combination of dividends and share repurchases

For more information on the third quarter results, click on the link below.

Additional Information: http://investor.cummins.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=112916&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2217810