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Wabash National Corporation Announces First Quarter 2020 Results

General News

Wabash National Corporation (the “Company”), the innovation leader of engineered solutions for the transportation, logistics and distribution industries, reported results for the quarter ended March 31, 2020.

Net sales for the first quarter 2020 were $387 million as customer pickups of equipment trailed expectations. Operating loss was $110 million principally driven by goodwill impairment of $107 million during the quarter, while non-GAAP adjusted operating loss was $2.9 million resulting from lower revenue and previously anticipated manufacturing inefficiencies in the company’s Final Mile segment compounded by the initial impact of COVID-19. GAAP earnings per share was $(2.01) while non-GAAP earnings per share was $(0.04) for the quarter.

Total Company backlog ending March 2020 was approximately $1.0 billion compared to backlog of $1.1 billion ending December 2019.

“While the environment we encountered during the first quarter began as expected, the end of the quarter did not align to anyone’s plans. Our primary objective has been the safety and well-being of our employees. Thanks to their dedication and rapid adaptation to working under social distancing protocols, we have continued to support our customers’ equipment needs as they facilitate the movement of essential goods throughout our nation’s economy. The COVID-19 pandemic is sure to have a significant impact on the economy in 2020, though we have been encouraged by the relative stability of our backlog through this time,” explained Brent Yeagy, president and chief executive officer.

Liquidity as of the end of the first quarter was $277 million with cash of $155 million and available borrowings of $122 million. The company’s nearest debt maturity, amounting to $135 million, is in March of 2022. Additionally, the Company’s debt carries no financial covenants at present borrowing levels.

“Over the last several years we have been preparing the company for an eventual downturn in our end markets and have taken steps to fortify our balance sheet by building cash, repaying debt and ensuring credit availability. These steps have positioned us well to successfully navigate this extraordinary time, while the continued execution of our strategic plan during this period will allow us to emerge stronger,” continued Yeagy. “While we are diligently managing our cash position, the resilience we are seeing in our business allows us to maintain our dividend and evaluate opportunities for further debt reduction.”

For the full first quarter results, click here.

About Wabash National Corporation

Headquartered in Lafayette, Indiana, Wabash National Corporation (NYSE: WNC) is a diversified industrial manufacturer and a leading producer of semi-trailers, truck bodies and liquid transportation systems. Established in 1985, the Company manufactures a diverse range of products including: dry freight and refrigerated trailers, platform trailers, bulk tank trailers, dry and refrigerated truck bodies, truck-mounted tanks, intermodal equipment, structural composite panels and products, trailer aerodynamic solutions, and specialty food grade and pharmaceutical equipment. Its innovative products are sold under the following brand names: Wabash National®, Beall®, Benson®, Brenner® Tank, Bulk Tank International, DuraPlate®, Extract Technology®, Supreme®, Transcraft®, Walker Engineered Products, and Walker Transport. Learn more at


Dana Stelsel – Director Corporate Communications – – (765) 771-766

Source: Wabash National Corporation