Feight added, “PACCAR’s investments in vehicle, powertrain and technology initiatives are delivering increased profitability. Customer demand for Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF’s new heavy- and medium-truck models is very strong as customers benefit from the trucks’ industry-leading fuel efficiency, reliability and driver comfort. The PACCAR team is doing an excellent job of managing supply base variability and we are increasing build rates at our truck factories.”
First quarter 2022 revenues increased to $6.47 billion, compared to $5.85 billion earned in the first quarter of 2021. PACCAR achieved net income of $600.5 million ($1.72 per diluted share) in the first quarter of this year, a 28% increase compared to $470.8 million ($1.35 per diluted share) earned in the same period last year.
Highlights – First Quarter 2022
Highlights of PACCAR’s financial results during the first quarter of 2022 include:
- Consolidated net sales and revenues of $6.47 billion.
- Net income of $600.5 million.
- Truck, Parts and Other gross margins of 13.4%.
- Record PACCAR Parts revenues of $1.39 billion.
- Record PACCAR Parts pretax profits of $340.2 million.
- Record PACCAR Financial Services pretax profits of $147.0 million.
- Research and development expenses of $78.0 million.
- Capital investments of $113.5 million.
- Cash flow from operations of $459.3 million.
- Manufacturing cash and marketable securities of $4.67 billion.
- Record stockholders’ equity of $12.14 billion.
Global Truck Markets
Harrie Schippers, president and chief financial officer, said, “U.S. economic and industrial production growth are projected to be good this year. The new Kenworth T680 and Peterbilt 579 trucks are delivering the highest fuel efficiency in the industry, which is appealing to our customers faced with increased energy costs.” PACCAR estimates that 2022 U.S. and Canada Class 8 truck industry retail sales will be in a range of 260,000-290,000 trucks.
“The new DAF XF, XG and XG+ trucks deliver exceptional value to customers through their premium quality, innovative aerodynamic design and industry-leading fuel efficiency,” said Harry Wolters, DAF president. “DAF increased its European above 16-tonne market share to 17% in the first quarter of 2022.” It is estimated that 2022 European truck industry registrations in the above 16-tonne market will be in a range of 270,000-300,000 trucks.
Peterbilt 579, Kenworth T680, DAF XG+ Trucks and PACCAR MX-13 Engine
PACCAR achieved 6.8% market share in the South American above 16-tonne market in the first quarter. The DAF Brasil factory has produced 20,000 trucks since it opened in 2013 and recently began exporting trucks to other countries in South America. The South American above 16-tonne truck market is projected to be in the range of 125,000-135,000 units this year.
New Truck Models Deliver Excellent Performance for Customers and PACCAR
The new aerodynamic DAF XF, XG and XG+ trucks have leapfrogged the competition by delivering 10% greater fuel efficiency, premium fit and finish and enhanced driver visibility. DAF’s XF, XG and XG+ trucks create a new premium market segment and provide unmatched comfort for the driver. “DAF truck cabs are manufactured in a new 450,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art robotic factory in Westerlo, Belgium, that increases product quality and production efficiency,” said Ron Borsboom, DAF executive director of product development. “These product enhancements and manufacturing efficiencies contribute to the profitability of DAF customers.”
DAF XG Truck
The next generation Kenworth T680 and Peterbilt Model 579 Class 8 trucks offer major enhancements in aerodynamics, fuel efficiency, uptime and the human-machine interface desired by drivers. Mike Dozier, senior vice president, noted, “The new Kenworth T680 and Peterbilt Model 579 are the most aerodynamic trucks in company history. Fleet operators appreciate the 7% greater fuel efficiency that makes these vehicles the most profitable trucks in their fleets. Drivers appreciate the quieter cab, customizable 15” digital display, and the new ADAS technology designed to enhance safety.”
Kenworth T680 Truck
PACCAR Parts Achieves Record Quarterly Sales and Profit
PACCAR Parts earned record quarterly pretax income of $340.2 million in the first quarter of 2022, which is 35% higher than the $251.6 million earned in the same period last year. PACCAR Parts achieved record first quarter revenues of $1.39 billion, compared to the $1.16 billion reported in the same period last year. Laura Bloch, PACCAR vice president and PACCAR Parts general manager, said, “Customers’ increased truck utilization and higher average fleet age contributed to PACCAR Parts’ record results. PACCAR Parts’ business model increases customers’ uptime by providing excellent logistics operations that ensure high quality parts availability at our dealerships, and expeditious delivery from strategically located parts distribution centers (PDCs). This customer-centric business model is supported by PACCAR Parts’ programs and technologies, such as the company’s proprietary parts, TRP all-makes parts, 250 independent TRP stores, managed dealer inventory, innovative e-commerce technology and a growing population of connected vehicles powered by PACCAR MX engines. The TRP programs are designed to increase PACCARs’ addressable parts market by offering high quality TRP components to owners of older PACCAR trucks, as well as owners of vehicles manufactured by other companies.”
PACCAR Parts’ 18 PDCs support more than 2,200 DAF, Kenworth and Peterbilt dealer sales, parts and service locations. PACCAR Parts plans to open a new 260,000 square foot PDC in Louisville, Kentucky in the second quarter of this year to further enhance parts availability for customers and dealers.
PACCAR Financial Services Achieves Record Profits
PACCAR Financial Services (PFS) has a portfolio of 208,000 trucks and trailers, with total assets of $16.0 billion. PacLease, a major full-service truck leasing company in North America, Europe and Australia with a fleet of 39,000 vehicles, is included in this segment. PFS achieved first quarter 2022 revenues of $366.2 million compared to $432.0 million in the same period last year. PFS earned record pretax income of $147.0 million in the first quarter this year, 92% higher than the $76.4 million achieved in the first quarter of 2021. Todd Hubbard, vice president, said, “PFS achieved record first quarter results due to excellent portfolio quality, strong new business volume and high prices on used truck sales. The industry-wide undersupply of semiconductors has increased demand for used trucks. Fleet operators and drivers appreciate the many advantages of Peterbilt, Kenworth and DAF pre-owned trucks, including outstanding durability and reliability.” Kenworth and Peterbilt truck resale values command a 10-20% premium over competitors’ trucks. A new PFS used truck facility is expected to open this year in Madrid, Spain.
“PACCAR’s strong 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,” said Craig Gryniewicz, PACCAR Financial Corp. president. PACCAR Financial Services has excellent access to the debt markets, issuing commercial paper on a regular basis and $629 million of three- and five-year term notes during the first quarter of 2022.
Capital and R&D Investments in Products, Technologies and Facilities
PACCAR’s excellent long-term profits, strong balance sheet, and consistent focus on quality, technology and productivity have enabled the company to invest $7.3 billion in new and expanded facilities, innovative products and new technologies during the past decade. Capital expenditures are projected to be $425-$475 million and research and development expenses are estimated to be $350-$400 million this year. PACCAR is increasing its investment in clean diesel and electric powertrain technologies, autonomous systems, connected vehicle services, next-generation manufacturing and distribution capabilities. John Rich, chief technology officer, said, “PACCAR offers seven battery electric truck models and has a strong backlog of battery electric vehicle orders. We are pleased to have recently delivered several DAF CF Electric trucks to Amazon in the U.K. market.”
DAF Delivered CF Electric Trucks to Amazon U.K.