AAR Corp. (AIR) Tops Q3 EPS by 3c, Revenues Beat; Withdraws FY20 Guidance, Citing 'Macro Uncertainty from Impact of COVID-19'

March 24, 2020 4:11 PM EDT

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AAR Corp. (NYSE: AIR) reported Q3 EPS of $0.67, $0.03 better than the analyst estimate of $0.64. Revenue for the quarter came in at $553.1 million versus the consensus estimate of $550.29 million.

Reported third quarter Fiscal Year 2020 consolidated sales of $553.1 million and income from continuing operations of $2.6 million, or $0.07 per diluted share. Third quarter results included a predominantly non-cash pretax charge of $24.7 million primarily resulting from restructuring and exiting underperforming contracts in commercial programs. For the third quarter of the prior year, the Company reported sales of $529.5 million and income from continuing operations of $27.4 million, or $0.78 per diluted share. Our adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations were $0.67 in the current quarter compared to $0.62 in the third quarter of the prior year.

Consolidated sales increased 4% over the prior year period due to continued growth across our Aviation Services segment, which experienced sales growth of 7%. Excluding the sales impact of the restructuring actions of $9.8 million, Aviation Services sales grew 9% during the quarter primarily from execution on our government contracts. Sales to government and defense customers represented 35% of our consolidated sales in the current quarter compared to 33% in the prior year quarter reflecting growth from new government programs.

"While we saw record results during our third quarter, our attention is focused on the unprecedented impact to our airline customers from COVID-19. Our strategy to maintain a balanced portfolio across the government, commercial and cargo markets, along with our strong balance sheet, including net leverage of 0.9x, liquidity of over $425 million and no meaningful debt maturities until September 2024, sets us up well to navigate the COVID-19 impact. We are in discussions with our airline customers and will actively manage our costs to align with the current reality," said John M. Holmes, President and Chief Executive Officer of AAR CORP.


Given the current macro uncertainty from the impact of COVID-19, we believe it is prudent to withdraw our guidance for the balance of the year.

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