Income from Continuing Operations Attributable to Common Shareholders Increases 0.6% to $94.7 Million, Excluding Foreign Exchange Increases 3.5%
Income from Continuing Operations Attributable to Common Shareholders Increases 2.2% to $174.0 Million, Excluding Foreign Exchange Increases 5.2%
Earnings Per Share from Continuing Operations Attributable to Common Shareholders Increases 6.7% to $1.11, Excluding Foreign Exchange Increases 9.6%
Earnings Per Share from Continuing Operations Attributable to Common Shareholders Increases 6.4% to $2.00, Excluding Foreign Exchange Increases 9.6%
EBITDA Increases 4.6% to $187.5 Million
EBITDA Increases 4.7% to $345.1 Million
Penske Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE: PAG), an international transportation services company, announced today record second quarter and six-month results. For the three months ended June 30, 2016, income from continuing operations attributable to common shareholders increased 0.6% to $94.7 million, and related earnings per share increased 6.7% to $1.11 when compared to the same period last year. Total automotive retail units increased 6.2% and total revenue increased 6.8% to $5.3 billion. Excluding foreign exchange, total revenue increased 9.2%. Same-store retail revenue increased 0.2%. Excluding foreign exchange, same-store retail revenue increased 2.7%. Foreign exchange rates negatively impacted earnings per share attributable to common shareholders by $0.03 for the three months ended June 30, 2016.
Commenting on the company's results, Penske Automotive Group Chairman Roger S. Penske said, "I am very pleased with the performance of our business in the second quarter. Not only did we produce another quarter of record results, we continued to grow by acquiring five commercial truck dealerships in Canada, and we solidified our capital structure by issuing new 10-year senior subordinated notes at 5.5%. Further, the Brexit vote did not impact the performance of our business in the second quarter, and I am pleased to report that our U.K. business has remained strong to date since the Brexit vote."
Automotive Retail Highlights of the Second Quarter
Retail Unit Sales +6.2% to 115,106
New unit retail sales +5.7%
Used unit retail sales +6.8%
Same-store Retail Unit Sales -1.9% to 106,266
New unit retail sales -1.4%
Used unit retail sales -2.6%
Same-Store Retail Revenue +0.2%
New -0.4%; Used +0.2%; Finance & Insurance +1.6%; Service and Parts +3.4%
-0.7% in the United States; +1.8% Internationally
Excluding f/x, same-store retail revenue +2.7%
Average Transaction Price Per Unit
New $39,586; -0.9%
Used $27,936; +0.2%
Average Gross Profit Per Unit
New $3,106, +$100/unit; Gross Margin 7.8%, +30 basis points
For the six months ended June 30, 2016, total revenue increased 7.2% to $10.1 billion, including a 1.3% increase in same-store retail revenue. Excluding foreign exchange, total revenue increased 9.6%, while same-store retail revenue increased 3.7%. Total automotive retail unit volume increased 8.0%, including 0.3% on a same-store basis. Income from continuing operations attributable to common shareholders increased 2.2% to $174.0 million and related earnings per share increased 6.4% to $2.00 when compared to the same period last year. Foreign exchange rates negatively impacted earnings per share attributable to common shareholders by $0.06.
Retail Commercial Truck Operations
Previously, the company announced that it had acquired Harper Truck Centres located in Ontario, Canada. Harper has five locations in the Greater Toronto market area and is expected to generate $130 million in annualized revenue. The company operates nineteen locations, including fourteen full-service dealerships, under the "Premier Truck Group" brand name, offering primarily the Freightliner and Western Star brands. For the three months and six months ended June 30, 2016, Premier Truck Group generated $309.5 million and $516.2 million of revenue, and $38.3 million and $71.5 million of gross profit, respectively, principally through the retail sale of new/used medium and heavy-duty trucks and service/parts sales. Service and parts gross profit represents approximately 76.5% and 77.9% of total Premier Truck Group gross profit, respectively.
Acquires Additional 14% of Penske Truck Leasing
On July 27, 2016, the company acquired an additional 14.4% interest in Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P. ("PTL"), from subsidiaries of GE Capital Global Holdings, LLC, for approximately $498.7 million. The purchase price was funded using existing liquidity including the company's U.S. credit agreement. After completion of the purchase, Penske Automotive Group now holds a 23.4% ownership interest and will continue to account for the ownership interest using the equity method of accounting. By acquiring the additional interest in PTL, the company expects to realize accretion to earnings per share and additional cash flow from cash tax savings and the annual cash distributions PTL provides to its partners. We estimate the transaction will provide at least $0.25 per share in earnings accretion on an annualized basis as well as significant cash tax savings heavily weighted to the first few years of the investment.
Penske Automotive will host a conference call discussing financial results relating to the second quarter of 2016 on Thursday, July 28, 2016, at 2:00 p.m.Eastern Daylight Time. To listen to the conference call, participants must dial (800) 230-1085 - [International, please dial (612) 234-9959]. The call will also be simultaneously broadcast over the Internet through the Investor Relations section of the Penske Automotive Group website. Additionally, an investor presentation relating to the second quarter 2016 financial results has been posted to the company's website. To access the presentation or to listen to the company's webcast, please refer to www.penskeautomotive.com.
About Penske Automotive
Penske Automotive Group, Inc., (NYSE:PAG) headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, is an international transportation services company that operates automotive and commercial truck dealerships principally in the United States, Canada, and Western Europe, and distributes commercial vehicles, diesel engines, gas engines, power systems and related parts and services principally in Australia and New Zealand. PAG employs more than 23,000 people worldwide and is a member of the Fortune 500 and Russell 2000. For additional information, visit the company's website at www.penskeautomotive.com.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This release contains certain non-GAAP financial measures as defined under SEC rules, such as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ("EBITDA"). The company has reconciled these measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures in the release. The company believes that these widely accepted measures of operating profitability improve the transparency of the company's disclosures and provide a meaningful presentation of the company's results from its core business operations excluding the impact of items not related to the company's ongoing core business operations, and improve the period-to-period comparability of the company's results from its core business operations. These non-GAAP financial measures are not substitutes for GAAP financial results, and should only be considered in conjunction with the company's financial information that is presented in accordance with GAAP.
Caution Concerning Forward Looking Statements
Statements in this press release may involve forward-looking statements, including forward-looking statements regarding Penske Automotive Group, Inc.'s future sales and earnings accretion potential. Actual results may vary materially because of risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict. These risks and uncertainties include, among others: economic conditions generally, conditions in the credit markets and changes in interest rates and foreign currency exchange rates, adverse conditions affecting a particular manufacturer, including the adverse impact to the vehicle and parts supply chain due to natural disasters, recall or other disruptions that interrupt the supply of vehicles or parts to us, changes in consumer credit availability, the outcome of legal and administrative matters, and other factors over which management has limited control. These forward-looking statements should be evaluated together with additional information about Penske Automotive's business, markets, conditions and other uncertainties, which could affect Penske Automotive's future performance. These risks and uncertainties are addressed in Penske Automotive's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015, and its other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). This press release speaks only as of its date, and Penske Automotive disclaims any duty to update the information herein.