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Goodyear Reports Record Second Quarter Earnings

July 30, 2013

- Record second quarter segment operating income of $428 million

AKRON, Ohio, July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) today reported record earnings for the second quarter of 2013.

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“Our outstanding second quarter earnings demonstrate the disciplined execution of our strategies by Goodyear associates around the globe as our operations become more efficient, reliable and integrated,” said Richard J. Kramer, chairman and chief executive officer. “We are leveraging this increased integration along with our product innovation to deliver sustainable earnings improvement through the cycle.

“We achieved significantly higher earnings, with record operating income in North America and Asia Pacific,” he said. “Our objective remains to focus on profitable targeted market segments where we can capture the value of our brands and prepare ourselves to take advantage of the market recovery when it comes.”

All four of Goodyear’s regional businesses achieved higher operating income in the second quarter compared to the year-ago period. Three businesses posted higher tire unit volumes than last year.

Commenting on Goodyear’s performance in Europe, Kramer said the company is seeing signs of volumes stabilizing and is achieving success in the summer tire market with industry-leading label-graded tires that have won numerous magazine tests versus competitors.

“Our strong first-half performance gives us confidence in our full-year outlook for global segment operating income, which we now expect to be about $1.5 billion, at the high end of our previously announced range of $1.4 billion to $1.5 billion, and the highest ever achieved by the company,” Kramer said. “Additionally, we continue to target positive cash flow in 2013, excluding pension pre-funding.”

Goodyear’s second quarter 2013 sales were $4.9 billion, compared to $5.2 billion a year ago. Second quarter 2013 sales reflect $35 million in higher tire unit volumes, more than offset by $131 million in lower sales in other tire-related businesses, most notably third party chemical sales in North America; $75 million in lower price/mix, despite continued favorable mix; and $60 million in unfavorable foreign currency translation. Tire unit volumes totaled 39.5 million, up 1 percent from 2012.

The company reported record segment operating income of $428 million in the second quarter of 2013. This was up 27 percent from the year-ago quarter, reflecting favorable price/mix net of raw materials of $92 million, cost savings net of inflation of $38 million (including raw material cost savings of $53 million) and $11 million in higher tire unit volumes, partially offset by unabsorbed overhead of $47 million resulting from lower production and $12 million in unfavorable foreign currency translation. See the note at the end of this release for further explanation and a segment operating income reconciliation table.

Goodyear’s second quarter 2013 net income available to common shareholders was $181 million (67 cents per share), a second quarter record and up $96 million from $85 million (33 cents per share) in the 2012 quarter. All per share amounts are diluted.

The 2013 second quarter included total charges of $13 million (5 cents per share) due to rationalizations, asset write-offs and accelerated depreciation; $7 million (3 cents per share) due to discrete tax charges; and $5 million (2 cents per share) in charges relating to labor claims with respect to a previously closed facility in Europe; and a gain of $4 million (1 cent per share) on asset sales. All amounts are after taxes and minority interest.

See the table at the end of this release for a list of significant items impacting the 2013 and 2012 quarters.


    Business Segment Results

    North America
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                              Second Quarter         Six Months

    (in millions)              2013            2012          2013    2012

    Tire Units                 14.8            15.4          29.6    31.2

    Sales                    $2,201          $2,451        $4,367  $4,948

    Segment Operating Income    204             188           331     268

    Segment Operating Margin    9.3%            7.7%          7.6%    5.4%

North America’s second quarter 2013 sales decreased 10 percent from last year to $2.2 billion. Sales reflect a 3 percent decrease in tire unit volume, lower price/mix and lower third party chemical sales. Original equipment unit volume was flat. Replacement tire shipments were down 5 percent, reflecting weaker industry demand and decreased sales of lower-value consumer tires.

Second quarter 2013 segment operating income of $204 million was a 9 percent improvement over the prior year and a record for any quarter. Segment operating income was positively impacted by favorable price/mix net of raw materials of $36 million and $10 million in lower SAG expenses. This was partially offset by $10 million in lower tire unit volumes and $18 million of higher conversion costs due to unabsorbed overhead resulting from lower production exceeding lower employee benefit costs.

    Europe, Middle East and Africa

                                    Second Quarter         Six Months

    (in millions)                    2013            2012          2013    2012

    Tire Units                       14.6            14.2          29.7    32.2

    Sales                          $1,577          $1,596        $3,184  $3,534

    Segment Operating Income           51              19            82     109

    Segment Operating Margin          3.2%            1.2%          2.6%    3.1%

Europe, Middle East and Africa’s second quarter sales decreased 1 percent from last year to $1.6 billion. Sales reflect a 2 percent increase in tire unit volume, which was more than offset by lower price/mix. Original equipment unit volume was up 7 percent. Replacement tire shipments were up 1 percent.

Second quarter 2013 segment operating income of $51 million was $32 million above the prior year. Favorable price/mix net of raw materials of $34 million, $19 million in lower SAG expenses and higher tire unit volumes of $8 million more than offset the $16 million impact of higher conversion costs primarily due to unabsorbed overhead resulting from lower production and $11 million in lower earnings in other tire-related businesses.

    Latin America

                             Second Quarter       Six Months

    (in millions)             2013          2012          2013    2012

    Tire Units                 4.5           4.3           9.0     8.6

    Sales                     $531          $503        $1,044  $1,024

    Segment Operating Income    82            58           142     113

    Segment Operating Margin  15.4%         11.5%         13.6%   11.0%

Latin America’s second quarter sales increased 6 percent from last year to $531 million. Sales reflect a 4 percent increase in tire unit volume and improved price/mix, partially offset by $50 million in unfavorable foreign currency translation and $26 million related to the sale of the bias truck tire business in certain countries. Original equipment unit volume was flat. Replacement tire shipments were up 9 percent.

Second quarter segment operating income of $82 million was up 41 percent from a year ago. Price/mix improvements of $52 million positively impacted segment operating income and lower raw material costs added $12 million. Segment operating income was negatively impacted by higher conversion costs of $22 million, $9 million in unfavorable currency translation and $8 million in higher SAG expenses.

    Asia Pacific

                             Second Quarter       Six Months

    (in millions)             2013          2012          2013    2012

    Tire Units                 5.6           5.3          10.7    10.2

    Sales                     $585          $600        $1,152  $1,177

    Segment Operating Income    91            71           175     138

    Segment Operating Margin  15.6%         11.8%         15.2%   11.7%

Asia Pacific’s second quarter sales decreased $15 million from last year to $585 million. Sales reflect a 5 percent increase in tire unit volume, offset by reduced price/mix, $12 million in lower sales in other tire-related businesses and $10 million in unfavorable foreign currency translation. Original equipment unit volume was up 4 percent. Replacement tire shipments were up 6 percent.

Second quarter segment operating income of $91 million was up 28 percent from last year and a record for any quarter. Segment operating income was positively impacted by favorable price/mix net of raw materials of $11 million, lower factory start-up costs of $9 million and $7 million in higher tire unit volumes, which more than offset $5 million in higher conversion costs and $4 million in unfavorable foreign currency translation.

Year-to-Date Results
Goodyear’s sales for the first six months of 2013 were $9.7 billion, down 9 percent from the 2012 period. Sales reflect $329 million in lower tire unit volumes; $309 million in lower sales in other tire-related businesses, most notably third party chemical sales in North America, and $175 million in unfavorable foreign currency translation. Tire unit volumes totaled 79 million, down 4 percent from 2012.

The company’s first half segment operating income of $730 million was up 16 percent from last year and a record. Compared to the prior year, year-to-date segment operating income reflects favorable price/mix net of raw materials of $250 million and cost savings net of inflation of $73 million (including raw material cost savings of $110 million), which more than offset $174 million in higher conversion costs, primarily driven by unabsorbed overhead resulting from lower production; $49 million in lower tire volume; and $29 million in unfavorable foreign currency translation.

Goodyear’s year-to-date net income available to common shareholders of $206 million (79 cents per share) is up from $73 million (30 cents per share) in 2012′s first half. All per share amounts are diluted.

Outlook
Goodyear’s outlook continues to reflect 2013 tire unit volumes essentially at 2012 levels.

“We anticipate volume growth in the second half of 2013 compared to last year, with a 3 percent to 5 percent increase in the third quarter driven by continued improvement in emerging markets and slow but steady recovery in mature markets,” Kramer said.

For the full year of 2013 in North America, Goodyear’s industry outlook is unchanged. It expects consumer replacement as well as commercial replacement and commercial original equipment markets to be at essentially 2012 levels. It expects consumer original equipment volumes to be up approximately 5 percent.

For the full year in Europe, Middle East and Africa, Goodyear’s industry outlook is unchanged. It expects consumer replacement to be at essentially 2012 levels. It expects consumer original equipment volumes to be down approximately 5 percent and commercial original equipment to be flat to up 5 percent. Commercial replacement is expected to be up about 5 percent.

Conference Call
Goodyear will hold an investor conference call at 9 a.m. today. Approximately 45 minutes prior to the commencement of the call, the company will post the financial and other related information that will be presented on its investor relations Web site: http://investor.goodyear.com.

Participating in the conference call will be Richard J. Kramer, chairman and chief executive officer, and Darren R. Wells, executive vice president and chief financial officer.

Investors, members of the media and other interested persons can access the conference call on the Web site or via telephone by calling either (800) 895-1085 or (785) 424-1055 before 8:55 a.m. and providing the Conference ID “Goodyear.” A taped replay will be available by calling (800) 283-4593 or (402) 220-0872. The replay will also remain available on the Web site.

Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 69,000 people and manufactures its products in 52 facilities in 22 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to www.goodyear.com/corporate. GT-FN

Certain information contained in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. There are a variety of factors, many of which are beyond our control, that affect our operations, performance, business strategy and results and could cause our actual results and experience to differ materially from the assumptions, expectations and objectives expressed in any forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to: our ability to implement successfully strategic initiatives; pension plan funding obligations; actions and initiatives taken by both current and potential competitors; increases in the prices paid for raw materials and energy; a labor strike, work stoppage or other similar event; deteriorating economic conditions or an inability to access capital markets; work stoppages, financial difficulties or supply disruptions at our suppliers or customers; the adequacy of our capital expenditures; our failure to comply with a material covenant in our debt obligations; potential adverse consequences of litigation involving the company; as well as the effects of more general factors such as changes in general market, economic or political conditions or in legislation, regulation or public policy. Additional factors are discussed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our annual report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K. In addition, any forward-looking statements represent our estimates only as of today and should not be relied upon as representing our estimates as of any subsequent date. While we may elect to update forward-looking statements at some point in the future, we specifically disclaim any obligation to do so, even if our estimates change.

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    The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and Subsidiaries

    Consolidated Statements of Operations (unaudited)

                                                          Three Months            Six Months
                                                              Ended                  Ended

                                                          June 30,              June 30,

    (In millions, except per share amounts)               2013      2012   2013                 2012
                                                          ----      ----   ----                 ----

    NET SALES                                           $4,894    $5,150 $9,747              $10,683

    Cost of Goods Sold                                   3,846     4,141  7,786                8,748

    Selling, Administrative and General Expense            691       697  1,336                1,359

    Rationalizations                                        13        26     20                   41

    Interest Expense                                       102        83    187                  184

    Other (Income) Expense                                 (14)       37    112                  129
                                                           ---       ---    ---                  ---

    Income before Income Taxes                             256       166    306                  222

    United States and Foreign Taxes                         63        63     82                  111
                                                           ---       ---    ---                  ---

    Net Income                                             193       103    224                  111

         Less:  Minority Shareholders' Net Income            5        11      3                   23
                                                           ---       ---    ---                  ---

    Goodyear Net Income                                    188        92    221                   88

    Less:  Preferred  Stock Dividends                        7         7     15                   15
                                                           ---       ---    ---                  ---

    Goodyear Net Income Available to                      $181       $85   $206                  $73

       Common Shareholders

    Goodyear Net Income Available to

       Common Shareholders- Per Share of

       Common Stock

       Basic                                             $0.74     $0.35  $0.84                $0.30
                                                         =====     =====  =====                =====

       Weighted Average Shares Outstanding                 246       245    246                  244

       Diluted                                           $0.67     $0.33  $0.79                $0.30
                                                         =====     =====  =====                =====

       Weighted Average Shares Outstanding                 282       281    281                  246


    The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and Subsidiaries

    Consolidated Balance Sheets (unaudited)

    (In millions, except share data)                                                     June 30,          December 31,

                                                                                                     2013                  2012
                                                                                                     ----                  ----

    Assets:

    Current Assets:

      Cash and Cash Equivalents                                                                    $2,564                $2,281

      Accounts Receivable, less Allowance - $100 ($99 in 2012)                                      2,880                 2,563

      Inventories:

         Raw Materials                                                                                658                   743

         Work in Process                                                                              171                   169

         Finished Products                                                                          2,309                 2,338
                                                                                                    -----                 -----

                                                                                                    3,138                 3,250

      Prepaid Expenses and Other Current Assets                                                       387                   404
                                                                                                      ---                   ---

         Total Current Assets                                                                       8,969                 8,498

    Goodwill                                                                                          643                   664

    Intangible Assets                                                                                 139                   140

    Deferred Income Taxes                                                                             187                   186

    Other Assets                                                                                      527                   529

    Property, Plant and Equipment                                                                   6,919                 6,956

      less Accumulated Depreciation - $9,060 ($8,991 in 2012)

        Total Assets                                                                              $17,384               $16,973
                                                                                                  =======               =======

    Liabilities:

    Current Liabilities:

      Accounts Payable-Trade                                                                       $3,213                $3,223

      Compensation and Benefits                                                                       691                   719

      Other Current Liabilities                                                                     1,067                 1,182

      Notes Payable and Overdrafts                                                                     79                   102

      Long Term Debt and Capital Leases due Within One Year                                           125                    96
                                                                                                      ---                   ---

        Total Current Liabilities                                                                   5,175                 5,322

    Long Term Debt and Capital Leases                                                               6,325                 4,888

    Compensation and Benefits                                                                       3,133                 4,340

    Deferred and Other Noncurrent Income Taxes                                                        262                   264

    Other Long Term Liabilities                                                                     1,011                 1,000
                                                                                                    -----                 -----

        Total Liabilities                                                                          15,906                15,814

    Commitments and Contingent Liabilities

    Minority Shareholders' Equity                                                                     520                   534

    Shareholders' Equity:

    Goodyear Shareholders' Equity:

    Preferred Stock, no par value:

    Authorized, 50 million shares, Outstanding shares - 10 million (10 million in 2012),              500                   500

    liquidation preference $50 per share

    Common Stock, no par value:

    Authorized, 450 million shares, Outstanding shares - 246 million (245 million in                  246                   245

    2012) after deducting 5 million treasury shares (6 million in 2012)

    Capital Surplus                                                                                 2,824                 2,815

    Retained Earnings                                                                               1,576                 1,370

    Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss                                                           (4,431)               (4,560)
                                                                                                   ------                ------

       Goodyear Shareholders' Equity                                                                  715                   370

    Minority Shareholders' Equity - Nonredeemable                                                     243                   255
                                                                                                      ---                   ---

       Total Shareholders' Equity                                                                     958                   625
                                                                                                      ---                   ---

       Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity                                                 $17,384               $16,973
                                                                                                  =======               =======


    The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and Subsidiaries

    Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (unaudited)

    (In millions)                                 Six Months Ended

                                                 September 30,

                                                    June 30,

                                                     2013      2012
                                                     ----      ----

    Cash Flows from Operating Activities:

    Net Income                                       $224      $111

      Adjustments to reconcile net income to cash flows from
       operating activities:

         Depreciation and amortization                357       337

         Amortization and write-off of debt
          issuance costs                                8        60

         Net rationalization charges                   20        41

         Rationalization payments                     (43)      (48)

         Net (gains) losses on asset sales             (3)      (17)

         Pension contributions and direct
          payments                                   (993)     (227)

         Venezuela currency devaluation               115        --

         Customer prepayments and government
          grants                                       29        51

         Insurance proceeds                            17        39

      Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of asset
       acquisitions and dispositions:

         Accounts receivable                         (391)     (377)

         Inventories                                   22      (116)

         Accounts payable - trade                     148      (275)

         Compensation and benefits                     46        15

         Other current liabilities                    (38)        5

         Other assets and liabilities                  20       (50)
                                                      ---       ---

         Total Cash Flows from Operating
          Activities                                 (462)     (451)

    Cash Flows from Investing Activities:

      Capital expenditures                           (493)     (490)

      Asset dispositions                                7         9

      Government grants received                        4        --

      Increase in restricted cash                      (8)      (18)

      Short term securities acquired                  (60)      (21)

      Short term securities redeemed                   48         4

      Other transactions                               --         4
                                                      ---       ---

         Total Cash Flows from Investing
          Activities                                 (502)     (512)

    Cash Flows from Financing Activities:

      Short term debt and overdrafts
       incurred                                        29        34

      Short term debt and overdrafts paid             (51)      (42)

      Long term debt incurred                       2,115     2,266

      Long term debt paid                            (639)   (1,810)

      Common stock issued                               5        --

      Preferred stock dividends paid                  (15)      (15)

      Transactions with minority
       interests in subsidiaries                       (8)      (27)

      Debt related costs and other
       transactions                                   (16)      (63)
                                                      ---       ---

         Total Cash Flows from Financing
          Activities                                1,420       343

    Effect of exchange rate changes on
     cash and cash equivalents                       (173)        4
                                                     ----       ---

    Net Change in Cash and Cash
     Equivalents                                      283      (616)

    Cash and Cash Equivalents at
     Beginning of the Period                        2,281     2,772
                                                    -----     -----

    Cash and Cash Equivalents at End of
     the Period                                    $2,564    $2,156
                                                   ======    ======

Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This earnings release presents total segment operating income and free cash flow from operations, on a historical basis, which are important financial measures for the company but are not financial measures defined by U.S. GAAP.

Total segment operating income is the sum of the individual strategic business units’ segment operating income as determined in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Management believes that total segment operating income is useful because it represents the aggregate value of income created by the company’s SBUs and excludes items not directly related to the SBUs for performance evaluation purposes.

Free cash flow from operations is the company’s cash flow from operations as determined in accordance with U.S. GAAP before pension contributions and direct payments and rationalization payments, less capital expenditures. Management believes that free cash flow from operations is useful because it represents the cash generating capability of the company’s ongoing operations, after taking into consideration capital expenditures necessary to maintain its business and pursue growth opportunities.

See the tables below for reconciliations of historical total segment operating income and free cash flow from operations to the most directly comparable GAAP measures. This earnings release also presents total segment operating income on a forward-looking basis. The company is unable to reconcile forward-looking total segment operating income without unreasonable efforts because management cannot predict, with sufficient certainty, the various elements necessary to provide such a reconciliation.

Total Segment Operating Income Reconciliation Table

                                              Three Months         Six Months

                                                  Ended               Ended

                   June 30,                     June 30,

    (In millions)                             2013     2012     2013     2012
                                              ----     ----     ----     ----

    Segment Operating Income                  $428     $336     $730     $628

      Rationalizations                          13       26       20       41

      Interest expense                         102       83      187      184

      Other (income) expense                   (14)      37      112      129

      Asset write-offs and accelerated
       depreciation                              5        4       10        6

      Corporate incentive compensation
       plans                                    35       15       45       22

      Intercompany profit elimination           (3)      (9)      --        1

      Retained expenses of divested
       operations                                6        5       10        9

      Other                                     28        9       40       14
                                               ---      ---      ---      ---

    Income before Income Taxes                $256     $166     $306     $222
                                              ====     ====     ====     ====

Free Cash Flow from Operations Reconciliation Table

                                                 Three Months        Trailing Twelve

                                                     Ended             Months Ended

    (in millions)                                June 30, 2013        June 30, 2013
                                                 -------------        -------------

    Net Income                                                 $193                    $350

       Depreciation and Amortization                            180                     707

       Working Capital (1)                                      114                   1,004

       Pension Expense                                           72                     303

       Other (2)                                                 20                     214

       Capital Expenditures                                    (222)                 (1,130)
                                                               ----                  ------

    Free Cash Flow from Operations (non-GAAP)                  $357                  $1,448

       Capital Expenditures                                     222                   1,130

       Pension Contributions and Direct Payments                (85)                 (1,450)

       Rationalization Payments                                 (19)                   (101)
                                                                ---                    ----

    Cash Flow from Operating Activities (GAAP)                 $475                  $1,027
                                                               ====                  ======

Amounts are calculated from the consolidated Statements of Cash Flows except for pension expense, which is the total defined benefit pension cost (before curtailments, settlements and termination benefits) as reported in the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

(1) Working Capital represents total changes in accounts receivable, inventories and accounts payable – trade.

(2) Other includes amortization and write-off of debt issuance costs, net rationalization charges, net (gains) losses on asset sales, Venezuela currency devaluation, customer prepayments and government grants, insurance proceeds, compensation and benefits less the total defined benefit pension cost (before curtailments, settlements and termination benefits) reported in the pension-related note in the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements, other current liabilities, and other assets and liabilities.

Second Quarter Significant Items (after tax and minority interest)

2013

  • Rationalizations, asset write-offs and accelerated depreciation, $13 million (5 cents per share)
  • Discrete tax charges, $7 million (3 cents per share)
  • Charges relating to labor claims with respect to a previously closed facility in Europe, $5 million (2 cents per share)
  • Gain from asset sales, $4 million (1 cent per share)

2012

  • Rationalizations, asset write-offs and accelerated depreciation, $25 million (9 cents per share)
  • Debt financing fees related to the refinancing of $3.2 billion in credit facilities, $24 million (9 cents per share)
  • Charges relating to labor claims with respect to a previously closed facility in Europe, $20 million (7 cents per share)
  • Discrete tax charges, $2 million (1 cent per share)
  • Costs related to tornado damage in 2011 at a manufacturing facility, $2 million (1 cent per share)
  • Gain from asset sales, $10 million (3 cents per share)

SOURCE The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company


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