The FINANCIAL -- The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company today reported results for the third quarter of 2018.
Goodyear’s third quarter 2018 sales were $3.9 billion, up slightly compared with a year ago, driven by higher volume, improved price/mix and higher sales in other tire-related businesses. These increases were substantially offset by unfavorable foreign currency translation.
Tire unit volumes totaled 40.5 million, up 2 percent from 2017. Replacement tire shipments increased 4 percent, driven by strength in Americas and EMEA. Original equipment unit volume decreased 4 percent, primarily driven by lower consumer demand in China.
Goodyear’s third quarter 2018 net income was $351 million ($1.48 per share), up from $129 million (50 cents per share) a year ago. The increase was primarily driven by a $287 million net gain resulting from the company’s TireHub transaction, which was completed during the quarter. Third quarter 2018 adjusted net income was $163 million (68 cents per share), compared to $177 million (70 cents per share) in 2017. Per share amounts are diluted.
The company reported segment operating income of $362 million in 2018, virtually flat with $367 million a year ago.
Goodyear’s net sales for the first nine months of 2018 were $11.6 billion, a 3 percent increase from the 2017 period, primarily due to improvements in price/mix and higher unit volumes.
Tire unit volumes totaled 118.5 million, up 1 percent from 2017. Replacement tire shipments increased 2 percent, driven by stronger consumer replacement shipments in EMEA and Americas. OE tire volume decreased 1 percent, with declines in EMEA and Americas partially offset by increases in Asia Pacific during the first half of the year.
Goodyear’s year-to-date net income of $583 million ($2.42 per share) is up from $442 million ($1.73 per share) in the prior year’s period. Adjusted net income for the first nine months was $434 million ($1.80 per share), compared to $543 million ($2.13 per share) in the prior year’s period. Per share amounts are diluted.
The company reported segment operating income of $967 million for the first nine months of 2018, down from $1.1 billion a year ago. The decrease was largely attributable to the effect of higher raw material costs and reduced price/mix, partially offset by net cost savings and the impact of higher volumes.
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
See the note at the end of this release for further explanation and reconciliation tables for Segment Operating Income and Margin; Adjusted Net Income; and Adjusted Diluted Earnings per Share, reflecting the impact of certain significant items on the 2018 and 2017 periods.