“PACCAR achieved record revenues and net income in the second quarter of 2023 due to increased truck deliveries, excellent gross margins and strong PACCAR Parts results,” said Preston Feight, chief executive officer. “PACCAR Parts achieved robust quarterly sales and profits due to industry-leading logistics performance that enhanced customer uptime. PACCAR Financial Services delivered excellent profitability due to its high quality portfolio and good used truck results. PACCAR is pioneering new technologies such as predictive data analytics in its aftermarket and powertrain businesses. I am very proud of our employees for delivering premium trucks and transportation solutions to our customers.”
PACCAR earned record net income of $1.22 billion ($2.33 per diluted share) in the second quarter, an increase of 70% compared to $720.4 million ($1.37 per diluted share) earned in the same period last year. Second quarter net sales and financial services revenues were $8.88 billion, 24% higher than the $7.16 billion achieved in the second quarter of 2022. PACCAR achieved Truck, Parts and Other gross margins of 18.8% compared to 14.4% in the same period last year.
PACCAR reported first half net income of $1.96 billion ($3.73 per diluted share), including a $446.4 million after-tax, non-recurring charge related to civil litigation in Europe, compared to $1.32 billion ($2.52 per diluted share), earned in same period last year. Excluding the non-recurring charge, the company earned adjusted net income (non-GAAP) of $2.40 billion ($4.58 per diluted share) in the first half of 2023. Net sales and financial services revenues for the first six months of 2023 were $17.35 billion, compared to $13.63 billion achieved last year
PACCAR’s Board of Directors this month approved an increase of 8% in the regular quarterly cash dividend from twenty-five cents ($.25) per share to twenty-seven cents ($.27) per share. The dividend will be payable on September 7, 2023, to stockholders of record at the close of business on August 17, 2023.
Highlights of PACCAR’s financial results for the second quarter of 2023 include:
Highlights of PACCAR’s financial results for the first six months of 2023 include:
“Customers are updating their fleets to take advantage of Peterbilt and Kenworth’s industry-leading fuel efficiency and reliability. Our factory production schedules are full for the year,” commented Darrin Siver, PACCAR executive vice president. Class 8 industry retail sales in the U.S. and Canada are estimated to be in a range of 290,000-320,000 trucks this year.
“DAF’s innovative range of premium new trucks are generating excellent results for our customers,” shared Harald Seidel, DAF president. “The new, aerodynamic DAF trucks are delivering the highest fuel efficiency in the industry, which reduces customers’ fuel expenses by several thousand dollars per truck per year and is good for the environment. The DAF XF has been honored as Green Truck 2023 in Germany by the leading German trade magazines, for its industry-leading transport efficiency and fuel performance.” European truck industry registrations in the above 16-tonne segment are estimated to be in a range of 300,000-330,000 vehicles this year.
Mike Dozier, PACCAR executive vice president, said, “Kenworth and DAF trucks are increasing their market share in the South American market.” The South American above 16-tonne truck market is estimated to be in the range of 105,000-115,000 units this year. DAF Brasil’s market share was 9.2% in the above 16-tonne truck segment in the first six months of this year compared to 6.9% in the same period last year.
PACCAR Parts earned strong quarterly pretax income of $419.3 million in the second quarter of 2023, 19% higher than the $353.3 million earned in the same period last year. PACCAR Parts achieved quarterly revenues of $1.60 billion in the second quarter, 11% higher than the $1.43 billion reported in the same period last year. PACCAR Parts first half 2023 revenues were $3.22 billion, compared to $2.82 billion in the same period last year. PACCAR Parts achieved pretax profit of $857.9 million in the first six months of 2023, compared to $693.5 million earned in the first six months of 2022.
Laura Bloch, PACCAR vice president and PACCAR Parts general manager, said, “PACCAR Parts provides strategic, technology-driven transportation solutions that deliver greater uptime and profitability for customers. PACCAR Parts’ Managed Dealer Inventory program deploys predictive data analytics to recommend the optimal mix of truck parts for dealers’ inventory each month.”
PACCAR Parts’ 18 global parts distribution centers (PDCs) support more than 2,000 DAF, Kenworth and Peterbilt dealer sales, parts and service locations, and more than 250 TRP stores. These independent, well-capitalized dealers provide excellent service to customers, complementing the premium quality of DAF, Kenworth and Peterbilt vehicles.
A new, 240,000 square-foot PACCAR PDC will be opened in Massbach, Germany, in 2024, improving parts delivery to dealers and customers in the region. PACCAR Parts’ 18 worldwide PDCs total 3.3 million square feet.
PACCAR Financial Services (PFS) earned pretax income of $144.7 million in the second quarter this year compared to $144.4 million in the second quarter of 2022. PFS achieved second quarter 2023 revenues of $439.8 million compared to $372.5 million in the same period last year. For the first six months of 2023, PFS earned pretax income of $293.5 million compared to $291.4 million last year. First half 2023 revenues were $863.0 million compared with $738.7 million for the same period a year ago. Todd Hubbard, vice president, said, “PFS achieved excellent second quarter results due to its high quality portfolio and good used truck profitability. PFS is a leader in the market with its superior Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF products, innovative technologies that provide seamless credit application and loan servicing processes, and its support of customers in all phases of the business cycle.”
PFS has a portfolio of 224,000 trucks and trailers, with total assets of $19.04 billion. PacLease, a major full-service truck leasing company in North America, Europe and Australia with a fleet of 42,000 vehicles, is included in this segment.
“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, and issued $1.48 billion of medium-term notes during the first half of 2023.
PACCAR and Toyota have expanded joint efforts to develop and produce zero emissions, hydrogen fuel cell Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks powered by Toyota’s next-generation hydrogen fuel cell modules. The updated agreement supports ongoing development and commercialization of zero-emission versions of the Kenworth T680 and Peterbilt 579 models featuring Toyota’s hydrogen fuel cell powertrain. Initial customer deliveries are planned for 2024.
John Rich, PACCAR chief technology officer, commented, “This partnership further expands PACCAR’s industry-leading lineup of zero emissions vehicles that enhance customers’ operational efficiency and reduce their environmental impact.”
PACCAR’s excellent long-term profits, strong balance sheet, and consistent focus on quality, technology and productivity have enabled the company to invest $7.5 billion in new and expanded facilities, innovative products and new technologies during the past decade. Capital investments are estimated to be in a range of $625-$675 million, and research and development expenses to be in a range of $400-$430 million, this year. “PACCAR is increasing its investment in fuel efficient diesel and electric powertrain technologies, autonomous systems, connected vehicle services, and next-generation manufacturing and parts distribution capabilities,” said Harrie Schippers, president and chief financial officer.
Kenworth expanded its Chillicothe, Ohio truck factory in the second quarter by 105,000 square feet. The $47 million expansion enhances operational efficiency by installing new state-of-the-art dynamometers, and brake system and axle alignment testing equipment.
PACCAR will hold a conference call with securities analysts to discuss second quarter earnings on July 25, 2023, at 9:00 a.m. Pacific time. Interested parties may listen to the call by selecting “Q2 Earnings Webcast” at PACCAR’s homepage. The Webcast will be available on a recorded basis through August 1, 2023. PACCAR shares are listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market, symbol PCAR. Its homepage is www.paccar.com.
This release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act. These statements are based on management’s current expectations and are subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances. Actual results may differ materially from those included in these statements due to a variety of factors. More information about these factors is contained in PACCAR’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission