UPDATE: Toro Co. (TTC) Tops Q2 EPS by 2c

May 22, 2014 8:32 AM EDT
(Updated - May 22, 2014 9:12 AM EDT)

Toro Co. (NYSE: TTC) reported Q2 EPS of $1.51, versus the analyst estimate of $1.49. Revenue for the quarter came in at $745 million versus the consensus estimate of $735.55 million.

SEGMENT RESULTS

Professional

  • Professional segment net sales for the second quarter totaled $528.6 million, up 6.5 percent from the comparable fiscal 2013 period. Sales of landscape maintenance equipment increased on strong retail demand, including for our zero turn radius mowers. Golf equipment and irrigation product sales were up due to channel optimism and demand for new product offerings, including the INFINITY™ sprinklers and Multi Pro® advanced spraying system. Global micro irrigation sales increased with continued demand for more efficient solutions for agriculture and construction and rental equipment sales grew on channel demand for Toro® branded products. Slightly offsetting these increases were lower sales of professional products in international markets. For the first six months, professional segment net sales were $824 million, essentially flat with the comparable fiscal 2013 period. Sales benefited from strong retail demand for landscape maintenance equipment and increased demand for micro irrigation, construction and rental products, but were offset by sales in the first quarter of last fiscal year that benefited from the Tier 4 diesel engine transition and were not repeated this year.
  • Professional segment earnings for the second quarter totaled $122.4 million, up 9 percent from the comparable fiscal 2013 period. For the first six months, professional segment earnings were $169.8 million, down 1.8 percent from the comparable fiscal 2013 period.

Residential

  • Residential segment net sales for the second quarter totaled $210.4 million, up 4.5 percent from the comparable fiscal 2013 period. Sales increased due to stronger domestic retail demand for our residential zero turn mowing products, as customers continued to transition to this mowing platform. International demand for walk power mowers, as well as domestic demand for electric blowers and trimmers, also benefited sales for the quarter. Offsetting these increases were lower shipments of domestic walk power mowers and decreased sales in Australia due to unfavorable currency exchange and weather conditions. For the first six months, residential segment net sales were $357.9 million, up 11 percent from the comparable fiscal 2013 period. Sales for the period increased on strong retail demand for our snow products, primarily in the first quarter, due to significant snowfall across key North American markets, as well as increased channel and retail demand for residential zero turn mowing products and international demand for walk power mowers.
  • Residential segment earnings for the second quarter totaled $23.8 million, down 3.5 percent from the comparable fiscal 2013 period. For the first six months, residential segment earnings were $42 million, up 13.9 percent from the comparable fiscal 2013 period.

Toro Co. reaffirmed FY2014 guidance.

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