Wabash National Corporation Announces Second Quarter 2021 Results
Wabash National Corporation (“Wabash National” or the “company”), the innovation leader of engineered solutions for the transportation, logistics and distribution industries, today reported results for the quarter ended June 30, 2021.
Net sales for the second quarter 2021 of $449.4 million increased 32.5% versus the prior year quarter as the company continued to scale its ability to serve strong customer demand. Consolidated gross profit was $55.6 million, or 12.4% of sales. Operating income was $22.7 million, or 5.0% of sales during the quarter. On a non-GAAP adjusted basis, operating income was $20.8 million. GAAP earnings per share were $0.24, or $0.21, on a non-GAAP adjusted basis.
Total company backlog as of June 30, 2021 was approximately $1.3 billion. Normal seasonal order patterns generally dictate that the backlog declines sequentially in Q2; however, during the second quarter of 2021, the backlog softened less than usual and remained up 77% compared to June of 2020.
“While the manufacturing environment continued to be broadly challenging during the second quarter, Wabash National is successfully navigating the issues created by labor scarcity and material cost increases compounded by exceptionally strong demand in our industry and in the economy as a whole,” explained Brent Yeagy, president and chief executive officer. “Our strong financial results are a testament to our employees’ dedication to serve our customers as well as our diligent cost control through the year.”
For the full year ending December 31, 2021, the company maintained its EPS outlook and updated it for the impact of the divestiture of Extract Technology, which closed on June 30, 2021. The midpoint for earnings per diluted share is anticipated to be $0.72 with a range of $0.67 to $0.77.
“We are pleased that new trailer shipments remain on an upward trajectory and that the ramp in trailer production continues to meet our expectations. Freight markets remain very strong and our customers are looking to trailers as a way to address intensified driver shortages and network imbalances. We will continue to manage through short-term commodity headwinds and labor challenges as we work toward maximizing our factory capacity and positioning ourselves to capitalize on continued strong customer demand in 2021 and beyond.”
Business Segment Highlights
Commercial Trailer Products’ net sales for the second quarter were $296.3 million, an increase of 27.6% as compared to the prior year quarter, as operations scaled to meet improved customer demand. Operating income was $32.3 million or 10.9% of sales during the quarter.
Diversified Products’ net sales for the second quarter were $76.6 million, an increase of 19.7% as compared to the prior year quarter, as operations worked to ramp up. Revenue in this business was impacted by the divestiture of the Beall brand of tank trailers on December 31, 2020. Operating income was $5.8 million, or 7.6% of sales during the quarter.
Final Mile Products’ net sales for the second quarter totaled $81.0 million, an increase of 59.4% as compared to the prior year, as operations scaled to be able to satisfy stronger market demand. Operating loss was $3.2 million during the quarter while adjusted segment EBITDA improved to $1.3 million.
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About Wabash National Corporation
As the innovation leader of engineered solutions for the transportation, logistics and distribution industries, Wabash National Corporation (NYSE:WNC) is Changing How the World Reaches You™. Headquartered in Lafayette, Indiana, the company’s mission is to enable customers to succeed with breakthrough ideas and solutions that help them move everything from first to final mile. Wabash National designs and manufactures a diverse range of products, including: dry freight and refrigerated trailers, platform trailers, liquid tank trailers, dry and refrigerated truck bodies, structural composite panels and products, trailer aerodynamic solutions and specialty food grade equipment. Its innovative products are sold under the following brand names: Wabash National®, Benson®, Brenner® Tank, Bulk Tank International, DuraPlate®, Supreme®, Transcraft®, Walker Engineered Products, and Walker Transport. Learn more at www.wabashnational.com.
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