Dresser-Rand sees FY14 revenue $2.9B-$3.1B, consensus $3.04B Sees Q3 operating income to be approximately $80M-$100M. Expects Q4 to be "strong" and says that this expectation reflects that the company's present backlog supports a forecast of new unit sales. Says the key to success in Q4 is the execution and aftermarket book, ship. Expects first 9 months OI as a percentage of full year to be within band of historical experience. Expects approximately 52% of full-year OI and expects a consensus for that to be approximately $380. Expects FY14 tax rate to be approximately 34%. Sees FY14 interest expense to be approximately $60M. Sees FY14 unallocated expenses $115M. Sees FY14 aftermarket operating margins 23%-25%. Sees new unit operating margins 8%-10%. Comments taken from slides from the company's Q2 earnings conference call presentation.
S&P announces changes to the S&P 400, 600 indices S&P SmallCap 600 constituent Cracker Barrel Old Country Store (CBRL) will replace Dresser-Rand Group (DRC) in the S&P MidCap 400, and Marten Transport (MRTN) will replace Cracker Barrel Old Country Store in the S&P SmallCap 600 after the close of trading on Wednesday, July 1. Siemens AG (SIEGY) is acquiring Dresser-Rand Group in a deal expected to be completed soon.
European Commission approves acquisition of Dresser-Rand by Siemens The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of rotating equipment manufacturer Dresser-Rand (DRC) of the U.S. by Siemens (SIEGY) of Germany. The Commission had concerns that regarding ADGT drivers, turbo compressors and turbo compressor trains driven by ADGTs the transaction would reduce the number of significant suppliers from 3 to 2. The initial investigation also indicated that the parties' competitors for the supply of small steam turbines of less than 5 MW have a limited presence and do not pose a significant competitive constraint on the parties. These two concerns could lead to less product variety and ultimately higher prices.After an in-depth investigation launched in February, the Commission has concluded that the transaction would not significantly impede effective competition in the European Economic Area or any substantial part of it.