Media & Resources Press Releases Greenbrier Reports First Quarter EPS of $1.01; Record Backlog of 41,200 Units; Continued Margin Expansion to 17.8%

Greenbrier Reports First Quarter EPS of $1.01; Record Backlog of 41,200 Units; Continued Margin Expansion to 17.8%

LAKE OSWEGO, Ore., Jan. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (NYSE: GBX) today reported financial results for its first fiscal quarter ended November 30, 2014.

First Quarter Highlights

  • Net earnings for the quarter were $32.8 million, or $1.01 per diluted share, on revenue of $495 million.
  • Adjusted EBITDA for the quarter was $67.2 million, or 13.6% of revenue.
  • Railcar backlog as of November 30, 2014 was 41,200 units with an estimated value of $4.20 billion (average unit sale price of $102,000), compared to 31,500 units with an estimated value of $3.33 billion (average unit sale price of $106,000) as of August 31, 2014.
  • Orders for 14,100 new railcars valued at $1.24 billion were received during the quarter. After quarter end, Greenbrier received orders for an additional 3,500 units valued at approximately $400 million.
  • New railcar deliveries totaled 4,000 units for the quarter, compared to 4,800 units for the quarter ended August 31, 2014.
  • Marine backlog as of November 30, 2014 totaled approximately $100 million.
  • Board declares a quarterly dividend of $0.15 per share payable on February 11, 2015 to shareholders of record as of January 21, 2015.
  • Board authorizes $25 million increase in current share repurchase program bringing cumulative repurchase authorization to $125 million, since authorizations were first announced on October 31, 2013. Cumulative repurchases since October 31, 2013 aggregate 1,551,701 shares at a cost of $77.5 million, or an average price of $49.96 per share.

Strategic Initiatives

  • Aggregate gross margin expanded to 17.8%, compared to 17.2% in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014, moving closer to the goal of at least 20% gross margin by the second half of fiscal 2016.
  • We remain on track to the goal of at least 25% ROIC by the second half of fiscal 2016.  First quarter annualized ROIC of 11.1 % is the result of working capital needs associated with higher production and syndication volumes, and planned capital expenditure programs.
  • The pursuit of new markets continues, including an equity investment in Brazil's Amsted-Maxion Hortolândia, the leading railcar manufacturer in South America.  Details of this transaction were announced today in a separate press release.

William A. Furman, Chairman and CEO, said, "Our integrated business model continues to serve the wide-ranging transportation needs of our customers with each of our business units delivering enhanced performance beyond our own high expectations this quarter.  Our strategy to diversify our product mix, add efficient, flexible capacity in low-cost facilities and drive considerably more product through our leasing model is paying off with manufacturing and leasing continuing to lead the way.  Our business has never been stronger, with continued robust earnings, a growing and diverse backlog and significantly increased earnings expectations for 2015."

Furman added, "Since the beginning of our fiscal year on September 1, 2014, we have received diverse orders for 17,600 new railcar units in North America and Europe of which nearly 70% are for double-stack intermodal units, automobile carrying cars and covered hopper cars.  The quantity and value of our backlog increased for the fifth consecutive quarter, and is more than triple the size of just one year ago. This backlog is significantly more diverse as well, with over 10 different car types in North America alone.  Today, tank cars comprise a little over one-fourth of our backlog compared to close to 50% a year ago, and close to 40% at the end of our last quarter."

"The leading indicator for our business is the condition of the US economy, not energy prices. Macro-economic conditions indicate strength and expansion for the US economy in 2015 and beyond, with lower energy prices creating a strong impetus for auto production, consumer spending and overall growth. We are also making investments toward the future which includes our separate announcement today of an equity investment in Brazil-based Amsted-Maxion Hortolândia, the leading manufacturer of railcars in South America," Furman concluded.

Business Outlook

Based on current business trends and industry forecasts, Greenbrier has raised its guidance to:

  • Deliveries in FY15 of approximately 21,000 units
  • Revenue of approximately $2.6 billion, which excludes revenue from GBW as it is accounted for under the equity method of accounting
  • Diluted EPS  in the range of $5.20 to $5.50

Similar to previous years, financial results in the second half of the year are expected to be stronger than the first half. Also, while gross margins are expected to increase overall, management does not believe its track will be linear. 

As noted in the "Safe Harbor" statement, there are risks to achieving this guidance.  Certain orders and backlog in this release are subject to customary documentation and completion of terms.

Financial Summary

 

Q1 FY15

Q4 FY14

Sequential Comparison – Main Drivers

Revenue

$495.1M

$618.1M

Down 19.9% primarily due to contribution of repair operation to GBW mid Q4 FY14 and lower deliveries as anticipated

Gross margin

17.8%

17.2%

Excludes lower margin repair operation that was contributed to GBW (which is not consolidated) in July 2014

Selling and

administrative expense

$33.7M

$36.2M

Down 6.9% primarily due to transaction costs associated with GBW in Q4 and repair G&A  now included in GBW (which is not consolidated)

Gain on disposition

of equipment

$0.1M

$0.4M

Timing of sales fluctuates and is opportunistic, typically ranging from $1.0M to $3.0M per quarter

Adjusted EBITDA (1)

$67.2M

$80.8M

Down 16.8% driven by lower deliveries somewhat offset by operating efficiencies

Effective tax rate

31.3%

37.7%

Q4 FY14 rate driven by high rate on gain on contribution to GBW; excluding the tax on gain, the rate was 30.6%

Net earnings (1)

$32.8M

$33.7M

Lower revenue offset by production efficiencies

Diluted EPS (1)

$1.01

$1.03

 

(1) Excluding non-cash gain on contribution to GBW in Q4 FY14.

Segment Summary

 

Q1FY15

Q4 FY14

Sequential Comparison – Main Drivers

Manufacturing

  Revenue

$379.9M

$492.1M

Down 22.8% as anticipated  primarily due to lower deliveries as we transitioned from our leased facility to a wholly-owned facility in Mexico

  Gross margin

16.8%

17.9%

Down 110 bps due to product mix and inefficiencies during the transition to a new facility in Mexico

  Operating margin (1)

13.7%

14.8%

 

  Deliveries

4,000

4,800

Reduction due to transition to new facility in Mexico

Wheels & Parts

  Revenue

$86.6M

$105.0M

Down 17.5% primarily attributable to contribution of repair operation to GBW in July 2014 (which is not consolidated)

  Gross margin

11.3%

6.5%

Up 480 bps due to operating efficiencies and contribution of lower margin repair operation to GBW

  Operating margin (1)

9.2%

30.3%

Q4 FY14 reflects gain on contribution to GBW; excluding gain margin was 2.7%

Leasing & Services

  Revenue

$28.5M

$21.0M

Up 35.7% primarily due to syndication of third party produced railcars

  Gross margin

50.6%

53.7%

Down 310 bps due to impact of lower gross margin percentage on syndication of third party produced railcars

  Operating margin (1) (2)

38.8%

38.9%

 

  Lease fleet utilization

98.1%

98.2%

 

(1) See supplemental segment information on page 10 for additional information.

(2) Includes Gains on disposition of equipment, which is excluded from gross margin.

Conference Call
Greenbrier will host a teleconference to discuss its first quarter 2015 results. In conjunction with this news release, Greenbrier has posted a supplemental earnings presentation to our website.  Teleconference details are as follows:

  • January 7, 2015
  • 8:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time
  • Phone: 1-630-395-0143, Password: "Greenbrier"           
  • Real-time Audio Access:  ("Newsroom" at http://www.gbrx.com)

Please access the site 10 minutes prior to the start time.   

About Greenbrier Companies 

Greenbrier, (www.gbrx.com), headquartered in Lake Oswego, Oregon, is a leading supplier of transportation equipment and services to the railroad industry. We build new railroad freight cars in our 4 manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and Mexico and marine barges at our U.S. manufacturing facility.  Greenbrier also sells reconditioned wheel sets and provides wheel services at 9 locations throughout the U.S.  We recondition, manufacture and sell railcar parts at 4 U.S. sites.  Greenbrier is a 50/50 joint venture partner with Watco Companies, LLC in GBW Railcar Services, LLC which repairs and refurbishes freight cars at 39 locations across North America, including 14 tank car repair and maintenance facilities certified by the Association of American Railroads. Greenbrier builds new railroad freight cars and refurbishes freight cars for the European market through our operations in Poland. Greenbrier owns approximately 8,500 railcars, and performs management services for approximately 238,000 railcars.

"SAFE HARBOR" STATEMENT UNDER THE PRIVATE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORM ACT OF 1995:  This press release may contain forward-looking statements, including statements regarding expected new railcar production volumes and schedules, expected customer demand for the Company's products and services, plans to increase manufacturing capacity, restructuring plans, new railcar delivery volumes and schedules, growth in demand for the Company's railcar services and parts business, and the Company's future financial performance. Greenbrier uses words such as "anticipates," "believes," "forecast," "potential," "goal," "contemplates," "expects," "intends," "plans," "projects," "hopes," "seeks," "estimates," "strategy," "could," "would," "should," "likely," "will," "may," "can," "designed to," "future," "foreseeable future" and similar expressions to identify forward-looking statements.  These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from in the results contemplated by the forward-looking statements.  Factors that might cause such a difference include, but are not limited to, reported backlog and awards are not indicative of our financial results; uncertainty or changes in the credit markets and financial services industry; high levels of indebtedness and compliance with the terms of our indebtedness; write-downs of goodwill, intangibles and other assets in future periods; sufficient availability of borrowing capacity; fluctuations in demand for newly manufactured railcars or failure to obtain orders as anticipated in developing forecasts; loss of one or more significant customers; customer payment defaults or related issues; actual future costs and the availability of materials and a trained workforce; failure to design or manufacture new products or technologies or to achieve certification or market acceptance of new products or technologies; steel or specialty component price fluctuations and availability and scrap surcharges; changes in product mix and the mix between segments; labor disputes, energy shortages or operating difficulties that might disrupt manufacturing operations or the flow of cargo; production difficulties and product delivery delays as a result of, among other matters, inefficiencies associated with expansion or start-up of production lines or increased production rates, changing technologies, transfer of production between facilities or non-performance of alliance partners, subcontractors or suppliers; ability to obtain suitable contracts for the sale of leased equipment and risks related to car hire and residual values; integration of current or future acquisitions and establishment of joint ventures; succession planning; discovery of defects in railcars or services resulting in increased warranty costs or litigation; physical damage or product or service liability claims that exceed our insurance coverage; train derailments or other accidents or claims that could subject us to legal claims; actions or inactions by various regulatory agencies including potential environmental remediation obligations or changing tank car or other rail car or railroad regulation; and issues arising from investigations of whistleblower complaints; all as may be discussed in more detail under the headings "Risk Factors" and "Forward Looking Statements" in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2014, and our other reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which reflect management's opinions only as of the date hereof.  Except as otherwise required by law, we do not assume any obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

Net earnings excluding gain on contribution to GBW, Adjusted EBITDA, and Diluted earnings per share excluding gain on contribution to GBW are not financial measures under generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). We define Net earnings excluding gain on contribution to GBW as Net earnings before gain on contribution to GBW (after-tax). We define Adjusted EBITDA as Net earnings attributable to Greenbrier before interest and foreign exchange, income tax expense, gain on contribution to GBW, and depreciation and amortization. We define Diluted earnings per share excluding gain on contribution to GBW as Net earnings excluding gain on contribution to GBW before interest and debt issuance costs (net of tax) on convertible notes divided by Weighted average diluted common shares outstanding.  Net earnings excluding gain on contribution to GBW, Adjusted EBITDA, and Diluted earnings per share excluding gain on contribution to GBW are performance measurement tools used by Greenbrier. You should not consider Net earnings excluding gain on contribution to GBW, Adjusted EBITDA, and Diluted earnings per share excluding gain on contribution to GBW in isolation or as a substitute for other financial statement data determined in accordance with GAAP. In addition, because Adjusted EBITDA and Diluted earnings per share excluding gain on contribution to GBW are not measures of financial performance under GAAP and are susceptible to varying calculations, these measures presented may differ from and may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies.

THE GREENBRIER COMPANIES, INC.

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands, unaudited)

           
 

November 30, 2014

August 31, 2014

May 31,  2014

February 28, 2014

November 30, 2013

Assets

         

   Cash and cash equivalents

$    118,958

$    184,916

$    198,492

$     143,929

$      81,226

   Restricted cash

9,170

20,140

9,468

8,964

8,975

   Accounts receivable, net 

191,532

199,679

181,850

148,810

174,745

   Inventories

372,039

305,656

337,197

306,394

328,235

   Leased railcars for syndication

177,221

125,850

96,332

84,657

61,282

   Equipment on operating leases, net

264,615

258,848

274,863

282,328

293,291

   Property, plant and equipment, net

258,303

243,698

215,942

204,804

201,353

   Investment in unconsolidated affiliates

72,342

69,359

12,129

11,753

11,985

   Goodwill

43,265

43,265

57,416

57,416

57,416

   Intangibles and other assets, net

61,937

65,757

66,883

65,420

64,070

 

$ 1,569,382

$ 1,517,168

$ 1,450,572

$  1,314,475

$  1,282,578

           

Liabilities and Equity

         

   Revolving notes

$      46,527

$      13,081

$      18,082

$       26,738

$       38,805

   Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

374,509

383,289

356,541

319,611

293,041

   Deferred income taxes

81,808

81,383

79,526

84,848

86,501

   Deferred revenue

27,067

20,603

21,153

14,272

8,706

   Notes payable

443,303

445,091

447,068

371,427

372,666

           

   Total equity - Greenbrier

519,884

511,390

476,145

456,569

447,599

   Noncontrolling interest

76,284

62,331

52,057

41,010

35,260

   Total equity

596,168

573,721

528,202

497,579

482,859

 

$ 1,569,382

$ 1,517,168

$ 1,450,572

$  1,314,475

$ 1,282,578

 

 

THE GREENBRIER COMPANIES, INC.

Consolidated Statements of Income

(In thousands, except per share amounts, unaudited)

     
   

Three Months Ended

November 30,

   

2014

 

2013

 

Revenue

         

        Manufacturing

 

$          379,949

 

$          359,473

 

        Wheels & Parts

 

86,624

 

113,401

 

        Leasing & Services

 

28,485

 

17,481

 
   

495,058

 

490,355

 

Cost of revenue

         

        Manufacturing

 

316,037

 

311,440

 

        Wheels & Parts

 

76,872

 

107,975

 

        Leasing & Services

 

14,081

 

9,381

 
   

406,990

 

428,796

 
           

Margin

 

88,068

 

61,559

 
           

Selling and administrative expense

 

33,729

 

26,109

 

Net gain on disposition of equipment

 

(83)

 

(3,651)

 

Restructuring charges

 

-

 

879

 

Earnings from operations

 

54,422

 

38,222

 
           

Other costs

         

        Interest and foreign exchange

 

3,141

 

4,744

 

Earnings before income tax and earnings from

   unconsolidated affiliates

 

 

51,281

 

 

33,478

 

Income tax expense

 

(16,054)

 

(10,522)

 

Earnings before earnings from unconsolidated affiliates

 

35,227

 

22,956

 

Earnings from unconsolidated affiliates

 

755

 

41

 

Net earnings

 

35,982

 

22,997

 

Net earnings attributable to noncontrolling interest

 

(3,196)

 

(7,609)

 
           

Net earnings attributable to Greenbrier

 

$             32,786

 

$            15,388

 
           

Basic earnings per common share:

 

$                 1.19

 

$                 0.54

 
           

Diluted earnings per common share:

 

$                 1.01

 

$                 0.49

 
           

Weighted average common shares:

         

        Basic

 

27,665

 

28,417

 

        Diluted

 

33,713

 

34,462

 
           

Dividends declared per common share:

 

$                0.15

 

$                     -

 

 

THE GREENBRIER COMPANIES, INC.

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(In thousands, unaudited)

     
   

Three Months Ended

November 30,

   

2014

 

2013

 

Cash flows from operating activities:

         

    Net earnings

 

$             35,982

 

$             22,997

 

    Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to net cash

      used in operating activities:

         

      Deferred income taxes

 

607

 

286

 

      Depreciation and amortization

 

12,050

 

10,897

 

      Net gain on disposition of equipment

 

(83)

 

(3,651)

 

     Stock based compensation expense

 

3,411

 

1,359

 

     Noncontrolling interest adjustments

 

12,952

 

169

 

      Other

 

152

 

358

 

      Decrease (increase) in assets:

         

          Accounts receivable, net

 

7,806

 

(19,305)

 

          Inventories

 

(67,642)

 

(13,178)

 

          Leased railcars for syndication

 

(54,732)

 

9,853

 

          Other

 

2,211

 

2,069

 

      Increase (decrease) in liabilities:

         

          Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

 

(13,032)

 

(25,137)

 

          Deferred revenue

 

6,488

 

(172)

 

    Net cash used in operating activities

 

(53,830)

 

(13,455)

 

Cash flows from investing activities:

         

    Proceeds from sales of assets

 

2,073

 

14,051

 

    Capital expenditures

 

(31,314)

 

(6,542)

 

    Increase in restricted cash

 

(30)

 

(168)

 

    Investment in unconsolidated affiliates

 

(2,500)

 

(1,253)

 

    Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

 

(31,771)

 

6,088

 

Cash flows from financing activities:

         

    Net change in revolving notes with maturities of 90 days or less

 

15,000

 

-

 

   Proceeds from revolving notes with maturities longer than 90 days

 

23,056

 

7,474

 

   Repayments of revolving notes with maturities longer than 90 days

 

(4,610)

 

(16,878)

 

    Repayments of notes payable

 

(1,758)

 

(1,223)

 

   Decrease in restricted cash

 

11,000

 

-

 

   Cash distribution to joint venture partner

 

(2,275)

 

-

 

    Investment by joint venture partner   

 

-

 

419

 

    Repurchase of stock

 

(21,730)

 

(871)

 

   Excess tax benefit from restricted stock awards

 

2,970

 

152

 

    Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

 

21,653

 

(10,927)

 

Effect of exchange rate changes

 

(2,010)

 

2,085

 

Decrease in cash and cash equivalents

 

(65,958)

 

(16,209)

 

Cash and cash equivalents

         

    Beginning of period

 

184,916

 

97,435

 

    End of period

 

$           118,958

 

$             81,226

 

 

THE GREENBRIER COMPANIES, INC.

Supplemental Information

(In thousands, except per share amounts, unaudited)

 

Operating Results by Quarter for 2014 are as follows:

                     
 

First

 

Second

 

Third

 

Fourth

 

Total

 
                     

Revenue

                   

   Manufacturing

$        359,473

 

$   347,755

 

$   425,583

 

$     492,105

 

$    1,624,916

 

   Wheels & Parts (1)

113,401

 

136,540

 

140,663

 

105,023

 

495,627

 

   Leasing & Services

17,481

 

17,921

 

27,039

 

20,978

 

83,419

 
 

490,355

 

502,216

 

593,285

 

618,106

 

2,203,962

 

Cost of revenue

                   

   Manufacturing

311,440

 

306,572

 

351,829

 

404,167

 

1,374,008

 

   Wheels & Parts (1)

107,975

 

127,940

 

129,825

 

98,198

 

463,938

 

   Leasing & Services

9,381

 

9,853

 

14,856

 

9,706

 

43,796

 
 

428,796

 

444,365

 

496,510

 

512,071

 

1,881,742

 
                     

Margin

61,559

 

57,851

 

96,775

 

106,035

 

322,220

 
                     

Selling and administrative expense

26,109

 

28,125

 

34,800

 

36,236

 

125,270

 

Net gain on disposition of equipment

(3,651)

 

(5,416)

 

(5,619)

 

(353)

 

(15,039)

 

Restructuring charges

879

 

540

 

56

 

-

 

1,475

 

Gain on contribution to joint venture

-

 

-

 

-

 

(29,006)

 

(29,006)

 

Earnings from operations

38,222

 

34,602

 

67,538

 

99,158

 

239,520

 
                     

Other costs

                   

   Interest and foreign exchange

4,744

 

4,099

 

5,437

 

4,415

 

18,695

 

Earnings before income tax and earnings (loss) from unconsolidated affiliates

33,478

 

30,503

 

 

62,101

 

 

94,743

 

220,825

 

 
                     

Income tax expense

(10,522)

 

(9,883)

 

(16,303)

 

(35,693)

 

(72,401)

 

Earnings before earnings (loss) from unconsolidated affiliates

22,956

 

20,620

 

45,798

 

59,050

 

148,424

 

Earnings (loss) from unconsolidated affiliates

41

 

(67)

 

298

 

1,083

 

1,355

 

Net earnings

22,997

 

20,553

 

46,096

 

60,133

 

149,779

 

Net earnings attributable to noncontrolling interest

 

(7,609)

 

 

(4,966)

 

 

(12,508)

 

 

(12,777)

 

 

(37,860)

 

Net earnings attributable to Greenbrier

$        15,388

 

$     15,587

 

$      33,588

 

$         47,356

 

$       111,919

 
                     

Basic earnings per common share (2)

$         0.54

 

$         0.55

 

$  1.20

 

$             1.69

 

$             3.97

 

Diluted earnings per common share (2)

$         0.49

 

$         0.50

 

$  1.03

 

$             1.43

 

$             3.44

 
   

(1)

Wheels & Parts (previously known as Wheels, Repair & Parts) included our repair operations through July 18, 2014, at which time we and Watco, our joint venture partner, contributed our respective repair operations to GBW, an unconsolidated 50/50 joint venture.  After July 18, 2014, the results of GBW are included in Earnings (loss) from unconsolidated affiliates as we account for our interest in GBW under the equity method of accounting.

   

(2)

Quarterly amounts do not total to the year to date amount as each period is calculated discretely. Diluted earnings per common share includes the dilutive effect of the 2026 Convertible Notes using the treasury stock method when dilutive and the dilutive effect of shares underlying the 2018 Convertible Notes using the "if converted" method in which debt issuance and interest costs, net of tax, were added back to net earnings.

 

THE GREENBRIER COMPANIES, INC.

Supplemental Information

(In thousands, unaudited)

 

Segment Information

                   

Three months ended November 30, 2014:

                 
 

Revenue

 

Earnings (loss) from operations

 
 

External

 

Intersegment

 

Total

 

External

 

Intersegment

 

Total

 

Manufacturing

$       379,949

 

$            7,420

 

$      387,369

 

$        52,051

 

$               786

 

$    52,837

 

Wheels & Parts

86,624

 

6,911

 

93,535

 

7,932

 

784

 

8,716

 

Leasing & Services

28,485

 

13,184

 

41,669

 

11,042

 

13,184

 

24,226

 

Eliminations

-

 

(27,515)

 

(27,515)

 

-

 

(14,754)

 

(14,754)

 

Corporate

-

 

-

 

-

 

(16,603)

 

-

 

(16,603)

 
 

$       495,058

 

$                   -

 

$      495,058

 

$        54,422

 

$                   -

 

$    54,422

 
                   

Three months ended August 31, 2014:

                 
 

Revenue

 

Earnings (loss) from operations

 
 

External

 

Intersegment

 

Total

 

External

 

Intersegment

 

Total

 

Manufacturing

$       492,105

 

$               790

 

$      492,895

 

$        73,013

 

$                 61

 

$    73,074

 

Wheels & Parts (1)

105,023

 

4,090

 

109,113

 

31,873

 

(104)

 

31,769

 

Leasing & Services

20,978

 

8,350

 

29,328

 

8,167

 

8,350

 

16,517

 

Eliminations

-

 

(13,230)

 

(13,230)

 

-

 

(8,307)

 

(8,307)

 

Corporate

-

 

-

 

-

 

(13,895)

 

-

 

(13,895)

 
 

$       618,106

 

$                   -

 

$     618,106

 

$       99,158

 

$                    -

 

$    99,158

 

 

 

Total assets

 
 

November 30,

 

August 31,

 
 

2014

 

2014

 

Manufacturing

$         585,240

 

$           521,711

 

Wheels & Parts

301,300

 

298,009

 

Leasing & Services

493,048

 

436,075

 

Unallocated

189,794

 

261,373

 
 

$       1,569,382

 

$        1,517,168

 

The results of operations for GBW, which are shown below, are not reflected in the above tables as the investment is accounted for under the equity method of accounting.

 

 

Three months ended
November 30, 2014

Revenue       

$                          82,500

Earnings from operations      

$                                300

Total assets                              

$                        231,300

   

(1)

Wheels & Parts (previously known as Wheels, Repair & Parts) included our repair operations through July 18, 2014, at which time we and Watco, our joint venture partner, contributed our respective repair operations to GBW, an unconsolidated 50/50 joint venture.  After July 18, 2014, the results of GBW are included in Earnings (loss) from unconsolidated affiliates as we account for our interest in GBW under the equity method of accounting.  Earnings from operations include gain on contribution to GBW.

 

 

THE GREENBRIER COMPANIES, INC.

Supplemental Information

 

(In thousands, excluding backlog and delivery units, unaudited)

 

Reconciliation of Net earnings to Adjusted EBITDA (1)

           
     

Three Months Ended

   
     

November 30,

2014

 

August 31,

2014

   

Net earnings

$                35,982

 

$                60,133

   

Interest and foreign exchange

3,141

 

4,415

   

Income tax expense

16,054

 

35,693

   

Depreciation and amortization

12,050

 

9,598

   

Gain on contribution to GBW

-

 

(29,006)

   
               

Adjusted EBITDA

$                67,227

 

$                80,833

   
             

(1)

Adjusted EBITDA is not a financial measure under generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).  We define Adjusted EBITDA as Net earnings before interest and foreign exchange, income tax expense, gain on contribution to GBW, depreciation and amortization.  Adjusted EBITDA is a performance measurement tool commonly used by rail supply companies and Greenbrier.  You should not consider Adjusted EBITDA in isolation or as a substitute for other financial statement data determined in accordance with GAAP.  In addition, because Adjusted EBITDA is not a measure of financial performance under GAAP and is susceptible to varying calculations, the Adjusted EBITDA measure presented may differ from and may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies.

 

     

Three Months Ended
November 30, 2014

 

Backlog Activity (units)

       

Beginning backlog

31,500

 

Orders received

14,100

 

Production held as Leased railcars for syndication

(2,200)

 

Production sold directly to third parties

(2,200)

 

Ending backlog

41,200

 
     

Delivery Information (units)

   

Production sold directly to third parties

2,200

 

Sales of Leased railcars for syndication

1,800

 

Total deliveries

4,000

 

 

THE GREENBRIER COMPANIES, INC.

 

Supplemental Information

(In thousands, except per share amounts, unaudited)

 

Reconciliation of common shares outstanding and diluted earnings per share

 

The shares used in the computation of the Company's basic and diluted earnings per common share and Diluted earnings per share excluding gain on contribution to GBW are reconciled as follows:

   
 

Three Months Ended

   

November 30,

2014

 

August 31,

2014

 

Weighted average basic common shares outstanding (1)

27,665

 

27,988

 

Dilutive effect of convertible notes (2)

6,048

 

6,049

 

Weighted average diluted common shares outstanding

33,713

 

34,037

         
         

(1)

Restricted stock grants and restricted stock units, including some grants subject to certain performance criteria, are included in weighted average basic common shares outstanding when the Company is in a net earnings position.

   

(2)

The dilutive effect of the 2018 Convertible notes are included in the Weighted average diluted common shares outstanding as they were considered dilutive under the "if converted" method as further discussed below. The dilutive effect of the 2026 Convertible notes are included in the Weighted average diluted common shares outstanding as the average stock price during the period exceeded the conversion price of $48.05.

Diluted earnings per share was calculated using the more dilutive of two approaches.  The first approach includes the dilutive effect of outstanding warrants and shares underlying the 2026 Convertible notes in the share count using the treasury stock method. The second approach supplements the first by including the "if converted" effect of the 2018 Convertible notes issued in March 2011. Under the "if converted method" debt issuance and interest costs, both net of tax, associated with the convertible notes are added back to net earnings and the share count is increased by the shares underlying the convertible notes.

Reconciliation of Net earnings attributable to Greenbrier to Net earnings excluding gain on contribution to GBW

     
 

Three Months Ended

 
 

November 30,

2014

 

August 31,

2014

 

Net earnings attributable to Greenbrier

$              32,786

 

$          47,356

 

Gain on contribution to GBW (after-tax)

-

 

(13,633)

 

Net earnings excluding gain on contribution to GBW

32,786

 

33,723

 

Add back:

       

Interest and debt issuance costs on the 2018 Convertible 

     notes, net of tax

 

1,416

 

 

1,416

 

Earnings before interest and debt issuance costs on

     convertible notes

 

$              34,202

 

 

$          35,139

 

Weighted average diluted common shares outstanding

33,713

 

34,037

 
         

Diluted earnings per share excluding gain on    

     contribution to GBW

 

$                   1.01

 

 

$              1.03

 

 

 

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SOURCE The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (GBX)