ST. CHARLES, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 5, 2009--
“We shipped approximately 980 railcars in the second quarter of 2009, resulting in EBITDA of
For the three months ended
and net earnings were
Revenues in the second quarter of 2009 were lower than the same period of 2008 primarily due to lower railcar shipments due to decreased demand, partially offset by increased average railcar selling prices due to a change in product mix. During the three months ended
related to short-term investment activity. A reconciliation of the Company’s net earnings to EBITDA (a non-GAAP financial measure) is set forth in the supplemental disclosure attached to this press release.
For the six months ended
Revenues were lower in the six months ended
The Company’s backlog was reduced to approximately 1,770 railcars as of
One of the Company’s largest customers,
ARI will host a webcast and conference call on
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This press release contains statements relating to our expected financial performance and/or future business prospects, events and plans that are forward–looking statements. Forward-looking statements represent the Company’s estimates and assumptions only as of the date of this press release. Such statements include, without limitation, statements regarding anticipated future production rates, workforce adjustments and any implication that the Company’s backlog may be indicative of future sales, as well as statements regarding the potential consequences for the Company’s business and prospects as a result of CIT’s financial difficulties. These forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results described in or anticipated by our forward-looking statements. Other potential risks and uncertainties include, among other things: the impact of the current economic downturn, adverse market conditions and restricted credit markets, and the impact of the continuation of these conditions; our reliance upon a small number of customers that represent a large percentage of our revenues and backlog; the material adverse effects on the Company’s backlog, and its ability to convert backlog into revenues, that could result if CIT seeks bankruptcy relief or continues to experience financial difficulties; the health of and prospects for the overall railcar industry; our prospects in light of the cyclical nature of its railcar manufacturing business and the current economic environment; our ability to manage overhead and production slow downs; the highly competitive nature of the railcar manufacturing industry, fluctuating costs of raw materials, including steel and railcar components and delays in the delivery of such raw materials and components; fluctuations in the supply of components and raw materials ARI uses in railcar manufacturing; risks associated with potential acquisitions or joint ventures; the risk of lack of acceptance of our new railcar offerings by our customers; the sufficiency of our liquidity and capital resources; the conversion of our railcar backlog into revenues; anticipated production schedules for our products and the anticipated construction and production schedules of our joint ventures; the impact and anticipated benefits of any acquisitions we may complete; the impact and costs and expenses of any litigation we may be subject to now or in the future; compliance with covenants contained in our unsecured senior notes and in our revolving credit facility; the ongoing benefits and risks related to our relationship with Mr.
EBITDA represents net earnings before income tax expense, interest expense (income), net of depreciation of property, plant and equipment. The Company believes EBITDA is useful to investors in evaluating ARI’s operating performance compared to that of other companies in the same industry. In addition, ARI’s management uses EBITDA to evaluate operating performance. The calculation of EBITDA eliminates the effects of financing, income taxes and the accounting effects of capital spending. These items may vary for different companies for reasons unrelated to the overall operating performance of a company’s business. EBITDA is not a financial measure presented in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, or U.S. GAAP. Accordingly, when analyzing the Company’s operating performance, investors should not consider EBITDA in isolation or as a substitute for net earnings, cash flows from operating activities or other statements of operations or statements of cash flow data prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Our calculation of EBITDA is not necessarily comparable to that of other similarly titled measures reported by other companies.
Adjusted EBITDA represents EBITDA before share based compensation expense related to stock options and stock appreciation rights (SARs), and before gains or losses on investments and derivative instruments. We believe that Adjusted EBITDA is useful to investors evaluating our operating performance, and management also uses Adjusted EBITDA for that purpose. The charges related to our grants of stock options are non-cash charges that are excluded from our calculation of EBITDA under our unsecured senior notes. Our SARs (which settle in cash) are revalued each quarter based upon changes in our stock price. Management believes that eliminating the charges associated with our share based compensation, investments and derivates allows us and our investors to understand better our operating results independent of financial changes caused by the fluctuating price and value of our common stock, investments and derivative instruments. Adjusted EBITDA is not a financial measure presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Accordingly, when analyzing our operating performance, investors should not consider Adjusted EBITDA in isolation or as a substitute for net earnings, cash flows from operating activities or other statements of operations or statements of cash flow data prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Our calculation of Adjusted EBITDA is not necessarily comparable to that of other similarly titled measures reported by other companies.
American Railcar Industries, Inc.
Dale C. Davies or Michael Obertop, 636.940.6000