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Automotive World  Apr 2  Comment 
Just over a year ago, Indian automotive manufacturer Mahindra & Mahindra completed the acquisition of Navistar International’s stake in their joint ventures Mahindra Navistar Automotives (MNAL) and Mahindra Navistar Engines (MNEPL). The move...
Automotive World  Mar 26  Comment 
Products on display include ATD 2014 Heavy-Duty Commercial Truck of the Year, OnCommand Connection remote diagnostics Navistar, Inc. is showcasing its full Class 8 vehicle portfolio with a blend of MaxxForce® and Cummins engines this week at the...
Benzinga  Mar 26  Comment 
On Tuesday, UBS downgraded shares of Navistar (NYSE: NAV) from Buy to Neutral and lowered the price target from $44 to $36. Steven Fisher, analyst at UBS, believes the company's journey to improved profitability will be a “slower ramp” than...
TheStreet.com  Mar 25  Comment 
Update (9:35 a.m.): Updated with Tuesday market open information. NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- UBS downgraded Navistar  to "neutral" from "buy" and set a $44 target price. The firm noted slower ramp to improved profitability and warranty expenses...
Benzinga  Mar 25  Comment 
DailyFinance  Mar 19  Comment 
TAMPA, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 03/19/14 -- HPEV, Inc. (OTCQB: WARM), an innovator in energy efficiency and heat removal technologies, announced today that longtime automotive and design exec Scott Van Dorn has joined its Strategic Advisory Board....
Automotive World  Mar 19  Comment 
Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) today announced the pricing of its private offering of $370 million of 4.75% senior subordinated convertible notes due 2019. Closing of the offering is expected to occur on March 24, 2014 subject...
Forbes  Mar 18  Comment 
After an active fourth quarter of 2013 that seemed to announce the renaissance of new convertible-bond issuance, 2014 has been something of a dud.  The new Tesla deals got a lot of attention and deservedly so, but the company unsurprisingly...
StreetInsider.com  Mar 18  Comment 
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Automotive World  Mar 12  Comment 
Navistar, Inc. today announced it continues to invest in its severe service and medium-duty product lines by expanding vehicle enhancements and powertrain choices on International® brand vocational truck models. In addition, the company will add...
Automotive World  Mar 12  Comment 
Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) announced today that Michael Sirignano, Principal at MHR Fund Management LLC, has been elected to its board of directors at the company’s annual shareholder’s meeting on March 10. The election...




 

Navistar International (NYSE: NAV) makes commercial trucks and diesel engines. The company's largest customer is Ford, which buys PDQ for its XYZ, accounted for 9% of total revenues in 2009, a significant amount for a single customer.[1] As a result of its focus on trucks, NAV grew rapidly when trucks became popular consumer vehicles, but has been hit hard by the increase in gasoline prices from.

Navistar also has a healthy business building military vehicles. Since 2006, the company has secured over $5 billion in government orders for military trucks and vehicles. Examples of contracts won is a $752 million contract to improve the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle.[2]


Company Overview

Business and Financial Metrics

NAV's net sales declined sharply in 2009. Between 2008 and 2009, NAV's total revenues declined from $14.7 billion in 2008 to $11.6 billion in 2009. However, despite this decrease in revenues, NAV's net income increased from $134 million in 2008 to $320 million in 2009. The company was able to increase its profitability in large part by cutting down on its expenses and thereby increasing its operating income.

Business Segments

Trucks (63.1% of 2009 Revenues)

Navistar's Truck Segment makes medium-duty and heavy-duty trucks and buses (Class 4 to 8). It is Navistar's largest business segment, accounting for 63.1% of consolidated net sales. [3] In 2009, this segment posted total sales of $7.3 billion.

Engine Segment (23.3% of 2009 Revenues)

The Engine Segment makes diesel engines used for the company's medium- and heavy-duty trucks and school buses. Navistar's products are sold mainly in North and South America and to other Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) under the MaxxForce brand name. Navistar provides all of Ford's diesel-powered, super-duty trucks and vans. In 2009, this segment posted total revenues of $2.7 billion.[4]

Parts (18.8% of 2009 Revenues)

The Parts Segment provides engine parts to support the company's production of trucks, school buses and military vehicles, in addition to Navstar's OEM customers. In 2009, this segment posted total revenues of $2.2 billion.[5]

Financial Services (3.0% of 2009 Revenues)

Navistar's Financial Services Segment provides wholesale, retail and lease financing of products sold by Navistar and other truck manufacturers. This segment posted total revenues of $348 million in 2009.[6]

Trends and Forces

Navistar faces stringent government regulation regarding the environment and safety

Stricter governmental regulations on engine emissions in the US were released, increasing Navistar's cost of truck and engine production.[7] In addition, Navistar also faces strict noise and safety regulations. As these regulations become more stringent, Navistar's trucks and engines have to be emission- and noise- compliant to remain in business. As a result, Navistar has incurred increasing research and development costs and which has lowered the margin earned on sales. [8] In addition, the truck market anticipated the increasing prices due to stricter standards, pushing them to purchase trucks, buses and engines up to two years in advance. Overall, Navistar's sales declined 13% in 2007 as emission-compliant vehicles entered the market. [9]

The US government is becoming an increasingly significant customer.

Navistar has received over $5 billion in contract orders since 2006, primarily from the US Marine Corps and the US Army.[2] The company is the largest supplier of Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles to the US military.[10] Navistar has been awarded several significant contracts to produce armored vehicles. In particular, the company won a $1.3 billion contract over several years, providing tactical vehicles for Afghanistan and Iraq in May.[2] Navistar also won a $752 million contract to produce a lighter MRAP vehicle.[2] The US government is one of Navistar's more stable customers. As it's share in Navistar's sales continues to increase, the stability in the company's sales increase as well. This is unlike Ford (currently Navistar's largest customer) which is subject to economic and market volatility.

Competition

Navistar has a number of major competitors in the US. Navistar competes with these OEMs in the production of medium- and heavy-duty trucks and buses, which account for about 60 percent of the company's sales. Competitors include Daimler AG (DAI), AB Volvo (VOLVY), and PACCAR (PCAR).

References

  1. NAV 10-K 2009 Item 1 Pg. 14
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Navistar Defense Wins $752 Million Dollar Contract.
  3. NAV 10-K 2009 Item 7 Pg. 38
  4. NAV 10-K 2009 Item 7 Pg. 44
  5. NAV 10-K 2009 Item 7 Pg. 47
  6. NAV 10-K 2009 Item7 Pg. 48
  7. Navistar 2007 10-K: Item 1, page 6
  8. Navistar 2007 10-K: Item 1A, page 9
  9. Navistar 2007 10-K: Item 7, page 21
  10. www.wikipedia.com Navistar International
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