WAB Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): April 29, 2021 (April 29, 2021)
WESTINGHOUSE AIR BRAKE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
(State or other Jurisdiction
30 Isabella Street
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(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report.)
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|Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share||WAB||New York Stock Exchange|
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Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On April 29, 2021, Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation (the “Company”) issued a press release reporting, among other things, the Company’s 2021 first quarter results. A copy of this press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated into this Item 2.02 by reference. The Company is also furnishing an investor presentation relating to its first quarter of 2021 (the “Presentation”), which will be used by the management team for presentations to investors and others. A copy of the Presentation is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.2 and incorporated into this Item 2.02 by reference. The Presentation is also available on the Company’s website at www.wabteccorp.com.
In accordance with General Instruction B.2 of Form 8-K, the information furnished pursuant to this Item 2.02 in this Current Report on Form 8-K, including Exhibits 99.1 and 99.2, shall not be deemed “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liability of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.
Regulation FD Disclosure.
On April 29, 2021, the Company issued a press release which, among other things, updated earnings guidance for fiscal year 2021. A copy of the press release is attached to this report as Exhibit 99.1 and the paragraph under the heading “2021 Financial Guidance” which discusses 2021 guidance is incorporated into this Item 7.01 by reference. The Company also furnished a Presentation relating to its fourth quarter of 2020, which is incorporated into this Item 7.01 by reference. A copy of the Presentation is attached to this report as Exhibit 99.2.
In accordance with General Instruction B.2 of Form 8-K, the information furnished pursuant to this Item 7.01 in this Current Report on Form 8-K, including Exhibits 99.1 and 99.2, shall not be deemed “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liability of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
The following exhibits are furnished with this report on Form 8-K:
|99.1||Press release dated April 29, 2021|
|99.2||Wabtec 1st Quarter 2021, Financial Results & Company Highlights|
|104||Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)|
Caution Concerning Forward-Looking Statements
This communication contains “forward-looking” statements as that term is defined in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding the acquisition by Wabtec of GE Transportation (the “GE Transportation merger”), statements regarding Wabtec’s expectations about future sales and earnings and statements about the impact of evolving global conditions on Wabtec’s business. All statements, other than historical facts, including statements synergies from the GE Transportation merger; statements regarding Wabtec’s plans, objectives, expectations and intentions; and statements regarding macro-economic conditions and evolving production and demand conditions; and any assumptions underlying any of the foregoing, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements concern future circumstances and results and other statements that are not historical facts and are sometimes identified by the words “may,” “will,” “should,” “potential,” “intend,” “expect,” “endeavor,” “seek,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “overestimate,” “underestimate,” “believe,” “could,” “project,” “predict,” “continue,” “target” or other similar words or expressions. Forward-looking statements are based upon current plans, estimates and expectations that are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those indicated or anticipated by such forward-looking statements. The inclusion of such statements should not be regarded as a representation that such plans, estimates or expectations will be achieved. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from such plans, estimates or expectations include, among others, (1) unexpected costs, charges or expenses resulting from acquisitions, including the GE Transportation merger; (2) uncertainty of Wabtec’s expected financial performance; (3) failure to realize the anticipated benefits of acquisitions, including as a result of integrating acquired targets into Wabtec; (4) Wabtec’s ability to implement its business strategy; (5) difficulties and delays in achieving revenue and cost synergies; (6) inability to retain and hire key personnel; (7) evolving legal, regulatory and tax regimes; (8) changes in general economic and/or industry specific conditions, including the impacts of tax and tariff programs, industry consolidation and changes in the financial condition or operating strategies of our customers; (9) changes in the expected timing of projects; (10) a decrease in freight or passenger rail traffic; (11) an increase in manufacturing costs; (12) actions by third parties, including government agencies; (13) the severity and duration of the evolving COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting impact on the global economy and, in particular, our customers, suppliers and end-markets; and (14) other risk factors as detailed from time to time in Wabtec’s reports filed with the SEC, including Wabtec’s annual report on Form 10-K, periodic quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, periodic current reports on Form 8-K and other documents filed with the SEC. The foregoing list of important factors is not exclusive. Any forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this communication. Wabtec does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information or development, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any of these forward-looking statements.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Company has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
WESTINGHOUSE AIR BRAKE
/s/ Patrick D. Dugan
|Patrick D. Dugan|
|Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer|
Date: April 29, 2021