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Navistar Reports Net Loss for Q3

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Navistar reported a net loss of $28 million on revenue of $2.5 billion for the third quarter.

Earnings before taxes or interest totaled $106 million for the company, compared to $142 million in the same period of 2014.

Revenues in the quarter were $2.5 billion. An increase in the company’s truck, bus and parts sales in the U.S. and Canada was more than offset by lower export truck and parts sales, revenue declines in its global operations and exit from the Blue Diamond Truck joint venture. Retail deliveries and chargeouts in the company’s core markets (Class 6-8 trucks and buses in the United States and Canada) were up 15 percent and 5 percent, respectively, year-over-year. Dealer-led sales are up 27 percent year-to-date through June.

“We are encouraged that overall, our core truck business continues to improve year-over-year, driven by steady and improving performance in medium, school bus and severe service, where we are on track to achieve our full-year market share goals,” said Troy A. Clarke, Navistar president and chief executive officer. “We’re not standing still and we continue to take actions to improve both the revenue and cost sides of the business. We expect to achieve our 8 percent EBITDA margin run rate exiting 2015 thanks to the extraordinary, ongoing success we’ve had in addressing costs across our enterprise.”

The company finished the quarter with $775 million in manufacturing cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities. Additionally, the company refinanced its existing term loan, improving its liquidity by $313 million and extending the maturity of the term loan until 2020.

The company’s retail deliveries in core markets increased 15 percent year-over-year.

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