Navistar announces actions designed to enhance competitive position

Goal to also drive profitable growth and increase shareholder value including accelerating delivery of In-Cylinder Technology Plus.


Business Outlook

Navistar also provided an outlook for fiscal third quarter 2012 and withdrew its full-year fiscal 2012 guidance until the company releases its third quarter results in September, at which time it will provide an updated full-year outlook.  The changes reflect the company's transition to the ICT+ engine solution, its ongoing work with EPA regarding this solution, and uncertainty regarding overall global demand for trucks and engines, particularly in key markets such as India and Brazil.

Navistar's overall market share for the fiscal third quarter is projected to remain flat: Class 8 at 17-18 percent ; Class 6-7 at 35-36 percent ; and school bus at 48-49 percent . The company's third quarter revenues are expected to be $2.8 billion to $3 billion. Navistar expects fiscal third quarter adjusted manufacturing segment profit to be between $15 and $40 million, excluding the impact of the company's engineering integration and non-conformance penalties. Including the impact of these charges the manufacturing segment profit is estimated to be between a $15 million loss to $15 million of profit.  Navistar expects an adjusted pretax loss of between $115 million and $80 million. Including the impact of the engineering integration and non-conformance penalties Navistar expects a pretax loss of between $145 and $105 million.

"We expect to sustain our current market share through the balance of the year, and with the addition of ICT+ and an expanded model lineup, improve our market share in 2013," Ustian said. "We expect to return to profitability in the fourth quarter and believe the company will be in a position to improve margins in 2013 as we realize the benefits of our integration and ongoing cost reduction initiatives. We look forward to providing further details of our plan to drive shareholder value on our third quarter results conference call in September."

Additional Update

The company also disclosed that it has received a formal letter of inquiry from the United States Securities and Exchange Commission requesting additional information related to certain accounting and disclosure matters. Navistar is cooperating fully with this request.

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