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Thu, Jan. 28, 5:16 PM
Tue, Jan. 26, 2:12 PM
- Terex (TEX +43%) shares resume trading after a halt, soaring higher as the company confirms receiving a $30/share takeover offer from Zoomlion of China.
- TEX says it has entered into a confidentiality agreement with Zoomlion and is discussing the proposal, which values the company at ~$3.3B; TEX says it will not comment further until the board has completed its review.
- TEX had entered into an agreement to merge with industrial crane maker Konecranes (OTC:KNCRF) and TEX's board says it continues to support the proposed deal.
- Word of the proposal had been reported earlier by Bloomberg.
- Peers Manitowoc (MTW +14.3%) and Joy Global (JOY +8.6%) also trade higher on the news.
Nov. 13, 2015, 12:28 PM
- Manitowoc (MTW +3.1%) shares rack up strong gains as Jefferies analyst Stephen Volkmann raises his price target to $21 from $17 and says the company is getting no credit for its weak Cranes business.
- "MTW will split food from crane in mid 1Q16, and the market at this point is basically valuing the crane business near zero, which we find absurd given the strong global franchise, leading brands and significant installed base supported by a broad and deep distribution capability," Volkmann writes.
- MTW’s depressed crane business should generate at least $1.5B in revenue in 2016, according to the analyst.
Oct. 15, 2015, 2:58 PM
- Manitowoc (MTW -10.7%) is downgraded at Stifel and Baird following the company's worse than expected preliminary Q3 revenue guidance amid a "deteriorating" demand environment in its Cranes segment.
- Stifel cuts MTW to Hold from Buy, noting the company has issued two preannouncements this year alone that have dampened the hopes for a crane recovery during this cycle; while the planned split of the foodservice and crane businesses should help support shares in the mid-teens, the firm now sees no identifiable demand catalyst on the near-term horizon.
- Baird cuts shares to Neutral from Outperform with a $15 price target, lowered from $22, are crane fundamentals deteriorate more than expected, adding risk to the business separation as the foodservice unit likely will be saddled with more than 5x debt-to-EBITDA while risk aversion is creeping back into high yield markets.
Oct. 15, 2015, 12:46 PM
Oct. 15, 2015, 9:14 AM
- Terex (NYSE:TEX) -3.6% premarket after Manitowoc (NYSE:MTW) pre-announced lower than expected Q3 revenue following yesterday's close, pointing specifically to weakness in its cranes segment.
- MTW said its cranes segment continues to be hurt by a deteriorating demand environment, particularly in the Middle East and Asia, and lower than expected tower and crawler crane shipments exacerbated the Q3 shortfall in revenues.
- Other companies in the commercial equipment sector include Accuride (NYSE:ACW), Meritor (NYSE:MTOR), Deere (NYSE:DE) and Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT).
- MTW -14.4% premarket.
Oct. 15, 2015, 9:13 AM
Oct. 14, 2015, 7:14 PM
- Manitowoc (NYSE:MTW) -6.8% AH after issuing below consensus Q3 results,
- MTW now sees Q3 revenues of ~$863M, -12.5% Y/Y and well below the $945M analyst consensus estimate, and earnings of ~$5M from $73M in Q3 2014.
- MTW says improvement in its Foodservice business continues, but its Cranes segment continues to be hurt by a deteriorating demand environment, particularly in the Middle East and Asia; lower than expected tower and crawler crane shipments exacerbated Q3's revenue shortfall.
- MTW expects Cranes full-year 2015 revenues to fall 15%-20% Y/Y, with operating margins in the low single-digits; it reaffirms guidance for Foodservice revenues to come in roughly flat for the full year, with operating margins in the mid-teens.
Jul. 27, 2015, 12:29 PM
- Goldman Sachs analyst Jerry Revich cuts his view on the machinery sector to Cautious from Neutral given a continued challenging environment, and downgrades Manitowoc (MTW -2.8%), Terex (TEX -3.6%) and Navistar (NAV -1.2%) to Sell from Neutral.
- Revich notes a challenging crane demand outlook due to a challenging outlook for commodity capital expenditure, a slowing infrastructure investment for commodity export regions, and high crane capital stock following a 10-plus year build-out cycle.
- On NAV, the company's debt, pension, warranty and truck trade-ins are "high and rising" amid softening used truck prices and U.S. trucking rates, which could push out its margin recovery story, Revich writes.
- Deere (DE -0.7%) and AGCO (AGCO -0.6%) are upgraded to Neutral from Sell even as the analyst is negative on the end market outlook for agriculture equipment.
Jun. 1, 2015, 5:58 PM
- Manitowoc (NYSE:MTW) +2.7% AH after hedge fund Glenview Capital discloses a 7.06% active stake totaling more than 9.6M shares in the company, up from the more than 8.6M shares held as of March 31.
- Larry Robbins' fund says it may discuss with MTW options for exploring alternatives that could enhance shareholder value.
Apr. 16, 2015, 6:43 PM
- Manitowoc (NYSE:MTW) -3.5% AH after saying it now expects flat revenue from its food service segment this year, after projecting in January that revenue from the segment would improve modestly in the mid single-digits; last year, MTW reported $1.6B in food service revenue, representing 41% of overall sales.
- MTW also says it expects an overall Q1 pre-tax loss from continuing operations of $9.5M and Q1 revenues of $752M, down 17% Y/Y and below analyst consensus estimate of $835M in revenues; a year ago, MTW booked a pretax profit of $8.6M.
- MTW blames the reduced outlook on two strong product rollouts that benefited food service in 2014 and reduced spending by large restaurant chains.
Apr. 16, 2015, 5:37 PM
Mar. 27, 2015, 5:38 PM
Jan. 29, 2015, 5:35 PM
Jan. 29, 2015, 4:50 PM
- Manitowoc (NYSE:MTW) +9.4% AH on its plan to separate into two stand-alone publicly-traded companies.
- MTW's Cranes business reported 2014 revenue of $2.3B; for 2015, MTW forecasts revenues to decline by mid-single digits.
- The Foodservice business reported 2014 revenue of $1.6B; for 2015, MTW expects revenues to grow by mid-single digit percentage.
- The move comes amid pressure from Carl Icahn, who disclosed a month ago that he owned a 7.77% stake in MTW and would seek a separation of the two businesses.
- Earlier: Manitowoc misses by $0.05, misses on revenue
Jan. 29, 2015, 4:20 PM
- Manitowoc (NYSE:MTW): Q4 EPS of $0.27 misses by $0.05.
- Revenue of $1.04B (-5.5% Y/Y) misses by $20M.
- Shares +8.4%.
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