Today, 10:26 AM
- U.S. auto sales are expected to show a decline of 2% to 5% for August amid a dialing back of discounting activity, according to the range of forecasts from Kelley Blue Book, Edmunds, J.D. Power, and LMC Automotive. General Motors is poised to report a loss of market share as its plan to cut out fleet sales impacts volume.
- Bloomberg estimates the seasonally adjusted selling rate for the month will be 17.2M, down from 17.9M last month.
- The sales dip isn't necessarily a bottom line drag for the sector due to reduced discounting and the increasing mix of higher-profit SUVs and trucks. But higher profit hasn't lifted automaker stocks this year, with the group having trouble gaining traction and trading with low forward PE multiples (GM 5.5, Ford 6.8, Honda 10.5, Toyota 10.9).
- Auto parts stocks (LEA, TEN, BWA, DAN, MPAA, CPS, DLPH, AXL, TOWR, ACW, FENX, MTOR, THRM, SMP, ALV, MOD, SRI) will be on watch tomorrow when the reports roll in as the sector frequently sees some extra volatility on days U.S. auto sales are disclosed.
- Related stocks: GM, FCAU, F, TM, HMC, OTCPK:NSANY, OTCPK:VLKAY, OTCPK:BMWYY, OTCPK:DDAIF, TSLA, OTCPK:MZDAY, TSLA, OTC:HYMLF, OTCPK:FUJHY, RACE.
Wed, Aug. 3, 12:00 PM
Wed, Aug. 3, 10:06 AM
- Meritor (MTOR +11%) is higher after topping estimates on both lines of its FQ3 report.
- The company reports its adjusted EBITDA margin rate improved to 11.4% from 9.6% a year ago.
- The view on full-year revenue is lowered to $3.225B vs. $3.275B prior and $3.25B consensus.
- New authorizations for Meritor include the ability to buy back $150M in debt and $100M in shares.
- Previously: Meritor beats by $0.14, beats on revenue (Aug. 3)
Wed, Aug. 3, 8:02 AM
Tue, Aug. 2, 5:30 PM
- AAWW, AFAM, ALE, APO, ARCC, ARCO, ARQL, ATHM, ATRO, AVA, CDK, CDW, CEVA, CLDT, CLH, CLX, CRL, CROX, CRTO, CSTE, CWEI, D, DDD, DIN, DLPH, DM, DNOW, DOC, EE, ENR, FCPT, FUN, GEL, HFC, HUM, HYH, ICE, ING, INSY, INXN, IRT, KATE, KLIC, LINC, LMOS, MDC, MEMP, MFA, MTOR, NBL, NSM, NVMI, ODP, ORBK, OXY, PERI, POR, RRD, SBGI, SC, SCMP, SE, SHOP, SMG, SMP, SPR, SR, SUM, TMHC, TWX, USAK, VER, VIRT, VOYA, VSI, WD, XEL, ZTS
Thu, Jul. 21, 11:57 AM
- Auto parts stocks are rallying after strong reports from Dana Holding (DAN +9.7%), Johnson Controls (JCI +3.4%), and General Motors.
- GM showed strong results in North America and issued reassuring guidance, while both Dana and Johnson beat on the top line.
- Sector movers: BorgWarner (BWA +2%), Accuride (ACW +3.2%), Fenix Parts (FENX +4.8%), Tenneco (TEN +3.6%), Westport Fuel Systems (WPRT +4%), Cooper-Standard Holdings (CPS +2.8%), and Meritor (MTOR +2.2%).
- Previously: GM +4% as profit surges, full-year guidance raised (July 21)
- Previously: More on Dana Holding's Q2 (July 21)
Tue, Jul. 5, 12:00 PM
Tue, Jun. 28, 2:42 PM
- WABCO (WBC -2%) is downgraded to Neutral from Overweight with a $94 price target, cut from $124, at Piper Jaffray, which says the company has the highest European exposureamong truck suppliers at 55% of 2015 revenue.
- Investors likely will shun WBC as investors looking to minimize their exposure to Europe over the coming months, the firm says.
- Piper Jaffray also downgrades Navistar (NAV -0.3%) to Neutral from Overweight with an $11.50 price target, cut from $14; even though Brexit-related risks are low for NAV, investors likely will look for safer options given declining orders in the U.S. truck market.
- Finally, the firm cuts Meritor (MTOR -9.6%) to Underweight from Neutral with a $6 target, citing the company's 20% of revenues that come from Europe and its 75% debt-to-capital ratio.
- WBC also is downgraded to Neutral from Buy with a $95 price target at Goldman Sachs, which also cites the company's European truck market exposure in cutting 2017-18 earnings estimates.
Tue, Jun. 28, 12:00 PM
Mon, Jun. 27, 12:01 PM
Wed, May 4, 9:49 AM
- Meritor (MTOR -4.2%) reports revenue declined 5% in FQ2 due to lower truck production volumes in North and South America and the effect of foreign exchange translation, particularly in Brazil.
- Commercial Truck & Industrial sales fell 7.3% to $631M.
- Aftermarket & Trailer sales increased 2.8% to $218M.
- Gross margin rate improved 140 bps to 14.7%.
- Segment EBITDA: Commercial Truck & Industrial: $56M (-1.8%); Aftermarket & Trailer: $28M (-6.7%).
- Adjusted EBITDA margin dropped 20 bps to 9.9%.
- FY2016 Guidance: Revenue: ~$3.725B; Adjusted EBITDA margin: ~10%; Adjusted EPS from continuing operations: $1.55 to $1.65; Free cash flow: ~$90M; Capital expenditure: ~$90M; Interest expnese: $80M to $90M; Cash interest: $65M to $75M; Tax rate: ~15%.
Wed, May 4, 8:02 AM
Tue, May 3, 5:30 PM
- AFAM, ARCC, ARCO, ARQL, ASC, ATRO, AVA, AYR, BDC, BUD, CDW, CHH, CLH, CPK, CRK, CRL, CRTO, CRZO, CSTE, D, DLPH, DNOW, ECYT, EE, ENR, FUN, GEL, GNRC, GTE, HAIN, HE, HFC, HSC, HSNI, HTWR, HYH, ICE, INXN, IONS, IRT, KATE, KLIC, LGND, MEMP, MFA, MMP, MOS, MPW, MTOR, NBL, NGS, NJR, NRZ, NVMI, NXTM, OMF, ONCE, ORBK, PCG, PCLN, RDC, RDS.A, SBGI, SCMP, SE, SERV, SHOP, SMP, SPAR, SR, SRE, SSTK, STRA, TGH, TGI, TMHC, TREE, TWX, VIRT, VOYA, VSI, WD, WIX, ZTS
Fri, Apr. 22, 6:59 AM
Fri, Apr. 1, 11:14 AM
- Auto parts stock are lower after March U.S. auto sales from the Detroit Three fall short of the estimates of research firms.
- Leading decliners include Metaldyne (MPG -6.7%), Dana Holding (DAN -4.9%), American Axle & Manufacturing (AXL -3.4%), Tenneco (TEN -3.6%), Lear Corp. (LEA -3.1%), Meritor (MTOR -2.4%), and Gentherm (THRM -2.1%).
- Now read The U.S. Auto Market: How Many Brands, How Many Models?
Mon, Feb. 22, 10:19 AM
- Shipping stocks are on the move after the large jump in crude oil prices eases some anxiety over demand.
- Notable gainers include Diana Shipping (DSX +12.1%), Navios Maritime Partners (NMM +6.5%), Frontline (FRO +6.6%), and Scorpo Bulkers (SALT +5.9%).
- The trucking sector is also ahead of broad market averages off the oil news. ArcBest (ARCB +4.4%), Swift Transportation (SWFT +1.6%), Celadon Group (CGI +2%), and Knight Transportation (KNX +2.6%) (also upgraded) are on the rise.
- Railroad industry players CSX (CSX +3.8%) and Genesee & Wyoming (GWR +3.7%) are up sharply.
- On the vehicle manufacturing/supplier side, solid gainers include Meritor (MTOR +6.7%), Dana Holding (DAN +2.7%), Westport Innovations (WPRT +3.9%), Oshkosh (OSK +3.8%), Navistar (NAV +5.4%), and PACCAR (PCAR +2.3%).
- The Detroit Three are all in rally mode as well. Ford (NYSE:F) and GM (NYSE:GM) are up 2%, while Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (NYSE:FCAU) is 3.3% higher.
- Previously: Oil prices rebound, WTI heads back above $30 (Feb. 22 2016)
Meritor, Inc. engages in the design, production, and trade of modules and components to original equipment manufacturers. Its products include axle, brake, and suspension solutions. The company was founded on July 7, 2000 and is headquartered in Troy, MI.
Sector: Consumer Goods
Industry: Auto Parts
Country: United States