Shares of PACCAR Inc (NASDAQ:PCAR) ended Thursday session in green amid volatile trading. The shares closed up +0.19 points or 0.33% at $56.93 with 2.75 million shares getting traded. Post opening the session at $56.75, the shares hit an intraday low of $56.34 and an intraday high of $57.11 and the price vacillated in this range throughout the day. The company has a market cap of $19.67 billion and the numbers of outstanding shares have been calculated to be 350.53 million shares.
PACCAR Inc (PCAR) on September 13, 2016 announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of twenty-four cents ($.24) per share payable December 2, 2016 to stockholders of record at the close of business on November 18, 2016.
Shares of Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII) ended Thursday session in red amid volatile trading. The shares closed down -1.61 points or -2.19% at $71.79 with 2.72 million shares getting traded. Post opening the session at $73.23, the shares hit an intraday low of $71.50 and an intraday high of $73.80 and the price vacillated in this range throughout the day. The company has a market cap of $4.48 billion and the numbers of outstanding shares have been calculated to be 64.09 million shares.
Polaris Industries Inc. (PII) on September 12, 2016 provided an update to its full-year guidance. The Company now expects full-year 2016 earnings to be in the range of $3.30 to $3.80 per diluted share, $2.50 to $2.70 per diluted share lower than previously expected of which approximately two-thirds is expected to be incurred in the third quarter. Polaris also expects total Company sales for the full-year 2016 to be down in the mid to high-single digit percent range compared to previously issued guidance of flat to down two percent.
The earnings revision of $2.50 to $2.70 per diluted share can be summarized as follows: approximately half is related to the margin impact from delayed model year 2017 shipments, including the high margin RZR Turbo vehicles, as the Company revalidated its new model line-up and protects dealer inventory levels, along with correspondingly lower sales of the Company’s high-margin Parts, Garments and Accessories (‘PG&A’) business; and about 25 percent is the result of higher promotional and customer appreciation costs to rebuild confidence and credibility with RZR owners. The remaining 25 percent is primarily related to expediting the product recall repairs, including the recently announced RZR Turbo recall which, when combined with the one-time warranty, legal and acquisition related costs recorded in the first half of 2016, totals approximately $120 million, or about $1.20 per diluted share of costs that should be considered non-recurring in 2017.
“Our number one priority is to get our loyal owners back to riding safely,” stated Scott Wine, Polaris’ Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “We share the frustration of our customers and dealers and we are working diligently to expedite the completion of the recall repairs and significantly improve the quality and safety of our products. We are providing increased support to our dealers and RZR owners so they can complete the necessary repairs with minimal disruption. We have engaged outside engineering experts to help accelerate the remediation process, we are sending additional repair technicians into the field to assist our dealers, and we have created a new independent safety and quality function reporting directly to me. Additionally, we are pleased that the vast majority of our model year 2017 products have begun shipping, after undergoing a thorough internal and external review to identify and address any potential safety risks. While we are disappointed with our recent performance, our team is aggressively driving improvements that will make Polaris a better and stronger company.”