Revenues for the fourth quarter of 2012 were $1,839 million and declined by 3 percent compared with the fourth quarter of 2011. Excluding Hussmann, revenue declined by 2 percent (down 1 percent excluding currency). Bookings, excluding Hussmann, declined by 1 percent year-over-year.
On a year-over-year basis, total commercial HVAC revenues were flat, with a low-single digit percent decline in equipment and systems offset by increased revenues from parts, services and solutions. Commercial revenues increased in the Americas and declined in Europe and Asia. Fourth-quarter bookings for commercial HVAC reflected a mid-single digit percentage improvement compared with the 2011 fourth quarter with gains in the Americas and Asia offsetting a slight decline in Europe. Total Thermo King refrigerated transport revenues decreased in the fourth quarter compared with last year, primarily due to declines in marine containers. Trailer and truck sales were up compared with last year as revenue gains in the Americas and Asia were partially offset by lower European volumes.
Fourth-quarter segment operating margin of 10.3 percent increased by 0.2 percentage points compared with 10.1 percent last year (excluding Hussmann, operating margin was 10.2 percent). The combination of pricing and productivity actions offset the negative impact of inflation, unfavorable revenue/volume mix and higher investment spending.
Industrial Technologies provides products, services and solutions to enhance customers’ productivity, energy efficiency and operations. Products include compressed air systems, power tools, pumps, material handling equipment and golf and utility vehicles.Total revenues in the fourth quarter of $765 million increased approximately 3 percent (up 4 percent excluding currency) compared with the fourth quarter of 2011. Air and Productivity revenues showed a low-single digit percentage increase, primarily due to gains in oil free air compressor sales. Bookings also increased by a low-single digit percentage year-over-year with gains in all geographic regions. Club Car revenues increased by a high-single digit percentage compared with the fourth quarter of 2011, showing gains in golf cars and aftermarket activity. Bookings increased by a low-single digit percentage as golf-related markets continued to show slowly improving activity levels.