This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Cramer's Action Alerts PLUS - See his portfolio and get alerts BEFORE every trade. Learn more NOW!

Joy Global Inc. Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2012 Operating Results

Company Outlook

“The outlook for our business has continued to decline over the past quarter,” continued Sutherlin. “Although the U.S. market has progressed in line with our expectations, the deceleration of China demand has deteriorated international markets more quickly and severely than previously expected.”

“The U.S. customers have adjusted quickly to their market conditions. Second quarter production was reduced on an annualized basis to a level in the range estimated to balance the market. We have seen natural gas prices start to move back to more normalized levels, and this has resulted in some switching back to coal. As a result, we see the U.S. coal market at the bottom, with opportunities to recover volume through return of power demand and switching back to coal. However, this will be a slow recovery, and therefore we must adjust to a structural change in the U.S. market. Natural gas will continue to be a competitive fuel, and this will force U.S. coal production into lower cost basins. We expect much of the production cuts in Central Appalachia to be permanent, but replaced by increases in the Illinois and Powder River basins.”

“We are also encouraged to see signs of demand stabilization in China. Although this limits growth until broader economic recovery is realized, it will also limit the downside. IMM was adversely impacted by lower order rates in June and July as domestic stockpiles grew, and we expect this to continue until the Chinese domestic market returns to balance later this year. At that point, we expect IMM to return to growth rates more consistent with those earlier this year. In addition, we expect upside from integration programs focused on technology transfer, operational excellence, and aftermarket development.”

“The deceleration of China is also affecting those regions that are commodity exporters. Some projects no longer make the economic threshold, but most of the impact is to rationalize capital expenditures and to improve project returns though additional engineering and project management review. This results in project slowing, and in some cases, time gaps between the higher potential projects. As a result, we expect to experience greater lumpiness in original equipment bookings going forward. To put this in context, we did not have any major contracts in our second or third quarter bookings, but continue to work several projects that are expected to become bookings in the next few months.”

9 of 13

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Try it NOW
Only $9.95
Try it NOW
14-Days Free
Try it NOW

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Options Profits

Our options trading pros provide over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • Actionable options commentary and news
  • Real-time trading community
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!


DOW 18,214.42 -10.15 -0.06%
S&P 500 2,110.74 -3.12 -0.15%
NASDAQ 4,987.89 +20.7530 0.42%

Partners Compare Online Brokers

Free Reports

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs