Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Profit Jumps 17% in Q-3

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Profit Jumps 17% in Q-3

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Profit Jumps 17% in Q-3


Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) saw a 3.4% increase in vehicle shipments from the same frame in Y 2017 driven by a 27% increase in sales of V-12-powered Supercars.

  • The 4-seat GTC4Lusso drove much of the jump in 12-cylinder sales, helped by deliveries of the limited-run LaFerrari Aperta Supercar. The gain was partially offset by the phasing out of the F12 Berlinetta.
  • The waiting list for Ferrari’s newest 2-seat 12-cylinder model, the 812 Superfast, extends beyond Y 2018.
  • Sales of V-8-powered models fell slightly Y-Y due to the phase-out of the California T, offset mostly by good sales of the 488 and new GTC4Lusso T models.
  • Ferrari’s sales rose 5.1% in Europe, 5% in North and South America (combined), and 7.1% in the rest of the world.
  • Sales of cars and spare parts generated EUR 605-M in revenue in the Quarter, 72.4% of Ferrari’s total revenue.
  • Sales of engines generated EUR 88-M in revenue (10.5% of total). That was down 10% from the same frame in Y 2016 due to the end of a relationship with a F1 racing team and a decrease in deliveries to Maserati.
  • Sponsorship, commercial, and brand activities related to Ferrari’s racing team generated EUR 124-M in revenue, down slightly from last year. The Ferrari team’s revenue is down this season because its ranking in the Y 2016 championship results was lower than its ranking in Y 2015. That decline was largely offset in Q-3 by increased revenue from its sponsors.
  • Ferrari’s EUR 147-M in industrial free cash flow fell from a year ago on higher capital expenditures related to its new models.
  • Ferrari ended the Quarter with EUR 485-M in net industrial debt, down from EUR 653-M at the end of Y 2016, that due to strong free cash flow.

With 2 races remaining in the 2017 season, Ferrari’s F1 racing team is currently 2nd in the standings, behind MercedesAMG.

Notes: Ferrari earnings: The raw numbers

All financial numbers are in Euros. As of 2 November, 1 Euro = about US$1.16.

Metric Q-3 2017 Q-3 2016 Change
Revenue 836-M 783-M 7%
Shipments 2,046 1,978 3%
Earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) 202-M 172% 17%
EBIT margin 24.2% 21.9% 2.3%
Net income 141-M 113-M 24%
Industrial free cash flow 147-M 178-M (17%)
Net industrial debt 485-M 627-M (142-M)

Data source: Ferrari N.V. “Industrial” refers to cash flow and debt related to Ferrari’s core auto-manufacturing business, not its financial services unit. “Net industrial debt” is Ferrari’s total auto-related debt minus its cash.

Looking ahead

Ferrari raised its full-year guidance

 Ferrari increased its earnings guidance for the full year. It now expects to improve on its very good Y 2016 results as follows:
  • Shipments of about 8,400 vehicles. Unchanged from prior guidance; Y 2016 result: 8,014.
  • Net revenue of about EUR 3.4-B. Prior guidance: greater than EUR 3.3-B; Y 2016 result: EUR 2.85-B.
  • Adjusted EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization) of about EUR 1-B. Prior guidance: greater than EUR 950-M; Y 2016 result: EUR 748-M
  • Net industrial debt to fall below EUR 500-M. Prior guidance: about EUR 500-M; as of the end of Y 2016: EUR 653-M.

Note: Ferrari expects its improved margin to boost its full-year profit gain.

Symbol Last Trade Date Change Open High Low Volume
NYSE:RACE 117.35 2 November 2017 -2.92 118.49 119.13 115.52 921,130
HeffX-LTN Analysis for RACE: Overall Short Intermediate Long
Neutral (0.20) Neutral (0.19) Neutral (0.23) Neutral (0.17)

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