Navistar Turns Loss in Third Quarter

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Navistar International Corp., Lisle, Ill., today announced a third quarter 2016 net loss of $34 million, or $0.42 per diluted share, compared to a third quarter 2015 net loss of $28 million, or $0.34 per diluted share.

The third quarter 2016 included $36 million in adjustments, including $19 million of pre-existing warranty charges and $17 million in asset impairments and restructuring costs, compared to adjustments of $23 million in the third quarter of 2015.

Revenues in the quarter were $2.1 billion, down 18 percent from the same period one year ago, primarily reflecting lower year-over-year chargeouts in the company’s core markets (Class 6-8 trucks and buses in the United States and Canada), which was impacted by softer industry conditions, primarily in the Class 8 market. The company achieved $32 million in structural cost reductions during the third quarter, raising year-to-date structural savings to $145 million. Combined with product and purchasing cost savings, the company’s total year-to-date costs savings exceed $300 million.

“This quarter’s results show that we continue to make progress in the face of tougher market conditions, particularly in the heavy segment,” said Troy A. Clarke, Navistar president and chief executive officer. “As we pursue our goal of market share growth, we do see some encouraging signs in the area of order share, where year-to-date share of new orders continues to be up for the past three quarters. We are confident that as the industry works through its near term challenges, particularly in Class 8, our improvements in order share will translate to improved retail share as well.”

Earlier this week, Navistar announced that it has formed a wide-ranging strategic alliance with Volkswagen Truck & Bus, which includes an equity investment in Navistar by Volkswagen Truck & Bus and framework agreements for strategic technology and supply collaboration and a procurement joint venture. The planned alliance will enable Navistar to offer customers expanded access to leading-edge products and services through collaboration on technology and the licensing and supply of Volkswagen Truck & Bus’s products and components, while better optimizing its product development spend.

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