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
Stocks Under $10 with 50-100% upside potential - 14 days FREE!

Tenneco Reports Fourth Quarter And Full-Year 2012 Financial Results

Stocks in this article: TEN

Tenneco Inc. (NYSE: TEN) reported fourth quarter net income of $33 million, or 54-cents per diluted share, compared with net income of $30 million, or 49-cents per diluted share a year ago. On an adjusted basis, net income rose to $40 million, or 66-cents per diluted share, compared with $32 million, or 53-cents per diluted share, a year ago.

EBIT (earnings before interest, taxes and noncontrolling interests) was $84 million versus $88 million in the fourth quarter 2011. Adjusted EBIT was $94 million versus $89 million. The benefit from incremental new light vehicle platforms and higher light vehicle volumes, and effectively controlling operational costs drove the company’s highest-ever fourth quarter adjusted EBIT.

These results include $5 million in fourth quarter expense, representing 6-cents per diluted share, for deferred and long-term compensation indexed to the company’s stock price which rose 25% during the quarter.

Despite volume weakness late in the year, we recorded our highest-ever annual revenue and continued to deliver year-over-year adjusted EBIT margin improvement in the fourth quarter and the full year,” stated Gregg Sherrill, chairman and CEO, Tenneco. “Our focus on operational excellence drove our earnings improvement as we effectively converted on light vehicle revenues in North America and China, and benefitted from strong execution on the launch of commercial vehicle programs. I’m also pleased with the strong cash generation driven by higher earnings and effective working capital management.”


Adjusted Fourth Quarter 2012 and 2011 Results

(millions except per share amounts)   Q4 2012   Q4 2011
    Net income       Net income  
attributable to attributable to
EBITDA* EBIT Tenneco Inc. Per Share EBITDA* EBIT Tenneco Inc. Per Share
Earnings Measures $ 141 $ 84 $ 33 $ 0.54 $ 139 $ 88 $ 30 $ 0.49
Adjustments (reflects non-GAAP measures):
Restructuring and related expenses 3 3 2 0.04 1 1 - 0.01
Asset impairment charge - 7 7 0.11 - - - -
Net tax adjustments - - (2 ) (0.03 ) - - 2 0.03
Non-GAAP earnings measures $ 144 $ 94 $ 40   $ 0.66   $ 140 $ 89 $ 32 $ 0.53
* EBITDA including noncontrolling interests (EBIT before depreciation and amortization)

In addition to the items set forth above, the tables at the end of this press release reconcile GAAP to non-GAAP results.


1 of 9

Select the service that is right for you!

Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

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
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

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

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, 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
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

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

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
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 18,030.21 +6.04 0.03%
S&P 500 2,081.88 -0.29 -0.01%
NASDAQ 4,773.4720 +8.0480 0.17%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

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