Paccar CEO reports “good” Q2 revenues, net income

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Paccar today reported earned net income of $147.7 million ($.43 per diluted share) in the second quarter, ended June 30, compared with $619.7 million ($1.78 per diluted share) earned in the same period last year. Second quarter net sales and financial services revenues were $3.06 billion, compared with $6.63 billion in Q2 of 2019.

“Paccar’s truck production and Paccar Parts’ aftermarket sales steadily increased as the quarter progressed,” says Preston Feight, Paccar CEO. “Paccar’s quarterly profits are a direct result of its proven business model: premium trucks and transportation solutions, flexible manufacturing processes, a strong balance sheet and rigorous cost control while maintaining R&D and capital investments that drive long-term growth.”

Paccar reported first half net income of $507.1 million ($1.46 per diluted share), compared with $1.25 billion ($3.59 per diluted share) earned in the first six months of last year. Net sales and financial services revenues for the first six months of 2020 were $8.22 billion, compared with $13.12 billion achieved last year.

“Paccar achieved good quarterly revenues and net income in the second quarter of 2020. Paccar closed its factories for five weeks at the beginning of the quarter and has gradually resumed production while enhancing operating processes and procedures for employee health and well-being, manufacturing efficiency and customer satisfaction,” Feight says. “I am very proud of our outstanding employees who delivered excellent production and distribution performance while enhancing Paccar’s rigorous health and safety standards.”

Paccar Parts

Paccar Parts achieved good quarterly revenues of $823.7 million in the second quarter of 2020, compared with $1.03 billion achieved in the same period last year, the company reports. Second quarter 2020 pre-tax profit was $151.9 million, compared with $210.6 million achieved in the second quarter of 2019.

Paccar Parts first half 2020 revenues were $1.82 billion, compared with $2.03 billion in the same period last year. Paccar Parts achieved pre-tax profit of $366.6 million in the first six months of 2020, compared with $418.2 million earned in the first six months of 2019.

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“Some customers deferred vehicle maintenance during the quarter, which impacted parts purchases. The stronger economy and higher truck traffic in June increased demand for aftermarket services,” says David Danforth, Paccar vice president and Paccar Parts general manager.

Jim Walenczak, Paccar Parts assistant general manager, says, “Paccar Parts has invested in its e-commerce platform for many years, which benefits our customers and dealers. Paccar Parts’ global e-commerce retail sales increased 20 percent in the first half of 2020 compared with the same period last year.”

Paccar PDC in Las Vegas.

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Paccar continues to add global distribution capacity to deliver industry-leading aftermarket parts availability to its customers, the company reports. Paccar’s new 250,000 sq.-ft. distribution center in Las Vegas, and new 160,000 sq.-ft. distribution center in Ponta Grossa, Brazil, opened during the second quarter.

Truck Markets

“The U.S. and Canada Class 8 truck market is rebounding as state and local economies re-open,” says Mike Dozier, senior vice president. “Customers benefited from lower fuel costs and many sectors experienced higher freight volumes and improved freight pricing as the quarter progressed. Class 8 truck industry orders in June were 28 percent higher than June last year.”

Class 8 truck industry retail sales in the U.S. and Canada are estimated to be in a range of 160,000-190,000 trucks in 2020, though the market size and economy could be impacted if there was a resurgence of COVID-19. Peterbilt and Kenworth achieved U.S. and Canada Class 8 truck retail sales market share of 29.6 percent through June this year, compared with 29.1 percent during the same period last year.

Kenworth, Peterbilt, DAF to produce battery-electric vehicles

Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF continue to be global leaders in zero emissions vehicles, with customers presently field testing more than 60 battery electric, hydrogen fuel cell and hybrid trucks in North America and Europe, the company says. Deliveries of Paccar battery electric production model trucks are expected to begin in 2021.

“Industry zero emissions powertrain deliveries are expected to be modest over the next several years due to the high cost of the technology,” says Kyle Quinn, Paccar chief technology officer. “Medium-term demand for zero emissions vehicles will be primarily in refuse, port and local delivery applications which do not require long distance travel or a network of refueling infrastructure, as well as in locations with government mandated zero emissions.”

Paccar has partnered with industry-leading companies to supply components and charging infrastructure that are being integrated into Paccar’s proprietary vehicle electronics architecture.

“Paccar is leading the industry in developing hydrogen fuel cell powered Class 8 trucks,” said Kevin Baney, Paccar vice president and Kenworth general manager. Kenworth is delivering 10 hydrogen fuel cell Kenworth T680 trucks to several customers for field testing in the Port of Los Angeles. Kenworth integrated Toyota fuel cell technology with the Kenworth T680, and Shell provided hydrogen fuel and infrastructure. The trucks were produced at the Kenworth truck factory in Renton, Wash., and the Paccar Technical Centers are providing extensive performance testing.

Peterbilt has developed three application-specific battery electric truck models, and many of these vehicles are accumulating test miles with customers.

“Peterbilt Model 579EV trucks are deployed in port and regional haul applications; Peterbilt Model 220 trucks are being utilized in medium-duty pickup and delivery applications; and Peterbilt Model 520EVs are collecting and hauling refuse,” says Jason Skoog, Paccar vice president and Peterbilt general manager.

Capital investments, R&D

Paccar reports its excellent long-term profits, strong balance sheet and consistent focus on quality, technology and productivity have enabled the company to invest $7.1 billion in new and expanded facilities, innovative products and new technologies during the past decade.

“Paccar takes a disciplined approach to capital investments and R&D projects, investing for long-term growth in aerodynamic truck models, diesel and zero emissions powertrain technologies, advanced driver assistance systems, connected vehicle services, next-generation manufacturing and distribution capabilities. We estimate capital investments to be in a range of $525 [million to] $575 million, and research and development expenses to be in a range of $265 [million to] $295 million,” says Darrin Siver, senior vice president.

Financial services

Paccar Financial Services (PFS) has a portfolio of 202,000 trucks and trailers, with total assets of $15.05 billion. Paccar Leasing (PacLease), a major full-service truck leasing company, is included in this segment.

Second quarter PFS pre-tax income in 2020 was $55.5 million compared with $80.3 million earned in the second quarter last year. Second quarter 2020 revenues were $360.3 million compared with $361.4 million achieved in the same quarter of 2019.

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For the first six months of 2020, PFS earned pre-tax income of $103.8 million compared to $164.3 million last year. First-half 2020 revenues were $744.0 million compared with $710.9 million for the same period a year ago.

“PFS’ portfolio performed well during the second quarter of 2020,” says Todd Hubbard, Paccar vice president. “The used truck market is experiencing lower vehicle resale values. Paccar Financial is investing in worldwide used truck retail centers to sell an increased number of used trucks at retail prices, which enhances used truck sales margins. PFS recently opened used truck centers in Denton, Texas, and Prague, Czech Republic, and plans to open a used truck facility in Madrid, Spain.”

“Paccar’s excellent balance sheet, complemented by its A+/A1 credit ratings, enables PFS to offer competitive retail financing to Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF dealers and customers in 26 countries on four continents,” says Craig Gryniewicz, president, Paccar Financial Corp.  “We have excellent access to the commercial paper and medium-term note markets, allowing PFS to profitably support the sale of Paccar trucks.”

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“PacLease customers are usually private fleets whose primary businesses rely on trucks to transport their products,” says Ken Roemer, PacLease president. “PacLease’s full service leasing solutions simplify the transportation of customers’ products, allowing customers to focus on their core business.”

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