PACCAR beats estimates with solid Q2

PACCAR Inc. (NASDAQ: PCAR) reported better-than-expected second-quarter profits and sales despite its U.S. plants being closed for five weeks because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The parent of Kenworth Truck Co., Peterbilt Motors and DAF Trucks, earned net income of $147.7 million, or $0.43 per diluted share compared to $619.7 million, or $1.78 per diluted share, in the same period last year. 

Second quarter net sales and financial services revenues were $3.06 billion, compared to $6.63 billion in the second quarter of 2019.

The consensus estimate among analysts who cover the company was $0.31 per share on revenues of $2.93 billion.

“The U.S. and Canada Class 8 truck market is rebounding as state and local economies re-open,” said Mike Dozier, PACCAR senior vice president. “Customers benefited from lower fuel costs, and many sectors experienced higher freight volumes and improved freight pricing as the quarter progressed.”

PACCAR shares traded 3.99% higher intraday Tuesday at $82.86, up $3.18.

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