Toromont Announces Results for the Second Quarter of 2017 and Quarterly Dividend

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 07/25/17 -- Toromont Industries Ltd. (TSX:TIH) reported its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2017.

    Three months ended June 30     Six months ended June 30
millions, except per share amounts   2017   2016 % change     2017   2016 % change
Revenues $ 530.9 $ 522.1 2%   $ 943.2 $ 910.0 4%
Operating income $ 56.5 $ 54.2 4%   $ 94.4 $ 87.6 8%
Net earnings $ 40.5 $ 38.4 5%   $ 67.5 $ 62.6 8%
Basic earnings per share ("EPS") $ 0.52 $ 0.49 6%   $ 0.86 $ 0.80 7%

"Increased demand in mining and power systems is reflected in the strength of bookings and backlog," said Scott J. Medhurst, President and Chief Executive Officer of Toromont Industries Ltd. "CIMCO delivered strong results on product support growth and excellent execution both in Canada and the US."


Equipment Group - strong mining and power systems activity offset by softer construction market conditions.
  Revenues of $458.2 million in the quarter were up slightly by $5.0 million or 1% as higher equipment sales and rentals were partially offset by lower product support revenues. Operating income1 of $50.0 million was relatively unchanged as lower equipment margins were partially offset by reduced selling and administrative expenses. Construction customers experienced challenging operating conditions as reflected in the much lower rental conversions in the quarter and first-half.
  Revenues were up $26.9 million or 3% to $817.9 million year-to-date mainly due to higher equipment sales and rentals. Operating income increased $3.2 million or 4% on the higher revenues and a relatively lower selling and administrative expense ratio, partially offset by lower equipment margins. Product support year-over-year comparison reflected the uneven demand of parts and labour requirements.
  Bookings1 increased 39% in the quarter to $312.0 million and 23% year-to-date to $500.0 million, principally reflective of strong mining and power systems orders. Backlogs1 were $253.0 million at June 30, 2017, increased substantially from $147.0 million at December 31, 2016 and $125.0 million at this time last year. More than three-quarters of the backlog is expected to be delivered this year.
CIMCO - strong results on continued product support growth and good execution.
  Revenues increased 5% to $72.8 million in the quarter on strong product support revenues in Canada and the US. Operating income increased 57% to $6.5 million and was 9.0% as a percentage of revenues, largely reflecting the higher revenues and higher gross profit margins.
  Revenues were up 5% year-to-date to $125.3 million, also on good product support growth in Canada and the US. Operating income margin1 was 270 basis points higher than last year at 7.5%.
  Bookings were up 7% in the quarter to $72.0 million and 20% year-to-date to $136.0 million on higher Canadian activity. Backlogs of $169.0 million at June 30, 2017 were up from $99.0 million at December 31, 2016 and the all-time high of $135.0 million at this time last year. More than three-quarters of the backlog is expected to revenue over the remainder of this year.
Net earnings increased 5% in the quarter to $40.5 million and 8% year-to-date to $67.5 million.
EPS increased 6% or $0.03 in the quarter to $0.52 and 7% or $0.06 to $0.86 year-to-date.
Toromont maintained a very strong financial position. Net debt to total capitalization1 was 3%.
The Board of Directors announced a quarterly dividend of 19 cents per common share, payable October 2, 2017 to shareholders of record on September 8, 2017. The quarterly dividend was previously increased 6% to 19 cents per share effective with the dividend paid April 3, 2017.

"The long-term outlook for infrastructure spending remains positive from both the provincial and federal governments. In the meantime, we have seen increased activity in the mining and power systems sectors. Performance at CIMCO continues to be positive and represents the emerging realization of focused strategies," continued Mr. Medhurst. "Growth in bookings and backlog across our organization, together with the long-term product support growth trends and the diversity of markets served provide opportunities for continued success."

Quarterly Results Materials

The complete second quarter report for 2017, including MD&A and unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements, is available on our website at

Quarterly Conference Call and Webcast

Interested parties are invited to join the quarterly conference call with investment analysts, in listen-only mode, on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. (ET). The call may be accessed by telephone at 1-800-377-0758 (toll free) or 416-340-2218 (Toronto area). A replay of the conference call will be available until midnight, Wednesday, July 28, 2017, by calling 1-800-408-3053 (toll free) or 905-694-9451 (Toronto area) and entering passcode 4935231#.

Both the live webcast and the replay of the quarterly conference call can be accessed at


Information in this press release that is not a historical fact is "forward-looking information". Words such as "plans", "intends", "outlook", "expects", "anticipates", "estimates", "believes", "likely", "should", "could", "will", "may" and similar expressions are intended to identify statements containing forward-looking information. Forward-looking information in this press release is based on current objectives, strategies, expectations and assumptions which management considers appropriate and reasonable at the time including, but not limited to, general economic and industry growth rates, commodity prices, currency exchange and interest rates, competitive intensity and shareholder and regulatory approvals.

By its nature, forward-looking information is subject to risks and uncertainties which may be beyond the ability of Toromont to control or predict. The actual results, performance or achievements of Toromont could differ materially from those expressed or implied by forward-looking information. Factors that could cause actual results, performance, achievements or events to differ from current expectations include, among others, risks and uncertainties related to: business cycles, including general economic conditions in the countries in which Toromont operates; commodity price changes, including changes in the price of precious and base metals; changes in foreign exchange rates, including the Cdn$/US$ exchange rate; the termination of distribution or original equipment manufacturer agreements; equipment product acceptance and availability of supply; increased competition; credit of third parties; additional costs associated with warranties and maintenance contracts; changes in interest rates; the availability of financing; and, environmental regulation.

Any of the above mentioned risks and uncertainties could cause or contribute to actual results that are materially different from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking information and statements included in this press release. For a further description of certain risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause or contribute to actual results that are materially different, see the risks and uncertainties set out in the "Risks and Risk Management" and "Outlook" sections of Toromont's most recent annual or interim Management Discussion and Analysis, as filed with Canadian securities regulators at or at Other factors, risks and uncertainties not presently known to Toromont or that Toromont currently believes are not material could also cause actual results or events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by statements containing forward-looking information.

Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on statements containing forward-looking information that are included in this press release, which are made as of the date of this press release, and not to use such information for anything other than their intended purpose. Toromont disclaims any obligation or intention to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities legislation.

About Toromont

Toromont Industries Ltd. operates through two business segments: the Equipment Group and CIMCO. The Equipment Group includes one of the larger Caterpillar dealerships by revenue and geographic territory in addition to industry leading rental operations and an expanding agricultural equipment business. CIMCO is a market leader in the design, engineering, fabrication and installation of industrial and recreational refrigeration systems. Both segments offer comprehensive product support capabilities. This press release and more information about Toromont Industries Ltd. can be found at


1 These financial metrics do not have a standardized meaning under International Financial Reporting Standards, which are also referred to herein as Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and may not be comparable to similar measures used by other issuers. The Company's Management's Discussion and Analysis (MD&A) includes additional information regarding these financial metrics, including definitions, under the sections titled "Additional GAAP Measures and Non-GAAP Measures."

  Three months ended June 30     Six months ended June 30  
($ thousands, except share amounts)   2017     2016     2017     2016  
Revenues $ 530,930   $ 522,124   $ 943,238   $ 910,043  
Cost of goods sold   408,787     401,601     720,690     697,570  
Gross profit   122,143     120,523     222,548     212,473  
Selling and administrative expenses   65,621     66,362     128,132     124,836  
Operating income   56,522     54,161     94,416     87,637  
Interest expense   1,839     1,759     3,671     3,593  
Interest and investment income   (996 )   (634 )   (2,108 )   (2,207 )
Income before income taxes   55,679     53,036     92,853     86,251  
Income taxes   15,224     14,630     25,374     23,675  
Net earnings $ 40,455   $ 38,406   $ 67,479   $ 62,576  
Earnings per share                        
  Basic $ 0.52   $ 0.49   $ 0.86   $ 0.80  
  Diluted $ 0.51   $ 0.49   $ 0.85   $ 0.80  
Weighted average number of shares outstanding                        
  Basic   78,473,780     78,055,537     78,453,047     77,976,536  
  Diluted   79,328,906     78,704,379     79,272,793     78,541,057  

Scott J. Medhurst
President and Chief Executive Officer
Toromont Industries Ltd.
(416) 667-5588
Paul R. Jewer
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Toromont Industries Ltd.
(416) 514-4790

Source: Toromont Industries Ltd.



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