OEM Revenues: Mil/Aero Sales Up, Automotive Sales Dip, Reports TTI MarketEye
Six of the 13 market sectors Bishop & Associates tracks had year-over-year growth during the first six months of 2019. Mil/aero experienced the highest growth rate at 9.4 percent. Semiconductors declined the most, contracting 17.8 percent, followed by peripherals with a decline of 15.4 percent.
The following table provides the 2017/2018 percent change in revenues, and the first half 2018 versus the first half 2019 sales and percent change in sales by market sector:
Eleven market sectors had a sequential sales increase in 2Q’19, led by instrumentation with a quarter-over-quarter sales increase of 6.4 percent and followed closely by transportation with an increase of 6.3 percent over the same period.
Mil/aero, consumer and instrumentation were the only three markets to have a year-over-year increase in net income for the first half of 2019 versus the prior year.
Military/Aerospace Equipment Sector
The military/aerospace equipment sector recorded a sales increase of 7.6 percent in 2018 and had the most growth of all the sectors in the first half of 2019. Sales for the first half 2019 versus the first half 2018 were up 7.4 percent year-over-year. Net income as a percent of sales totaled 10.0 percent for the period, up 7.2 percent year-over-year.
Mil/Aero Equipment Sector – Sales and Net Income
Honeywell’s sales decline is attributed to the spin-offs of their Transportation Systems business and their Homes/ADI Global Distribution business. Northrop Grumman’s second quarter 2019 sales increased $1.3 billion primarily due to the addition of a full quarter of Innovation Systems sales as well as higher sales at Mission Systems and Aerospace Systems. United Technologies’ second quarter sales of $19.6 billion were up 18 percent over the prior year, including 6 points of organic sales growth and 13 points of acquisition benefit offset by 1 point of foreign exchange headwind.