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Titan International Inc

Titan International Inc (TWI)

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StockLogistics StockLogistics 1 year ago
Gap at 1.40 From July 2020
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TFMG TFMG 4 years ago

$TWI | #TitanInternational Inc. Speculative Long


Speculative stock within a momentum based sector
Company profile
Titan International, Inc. is a holding company, which engages in the manufacture of wheels, tires, and undercarriage industrial. It operates through the following segments: Agricultural, Earthmoving and Construction and Consumer. The Agricultural segment manufactures rims, wheels, and tires for use in various agricultural and forestry equipment, including tractors, combines, skidders, plows, planters, and irrigation equipment. The Earthmoving and Construction segment produces rims, wheels and tires for various types of off the road earthmoving, mining, military and construction equipment, including skid steers, aerial lifts, cranes, graders and levelers, scrapers, self-propelled shovel loaders, articulated dump trucks, load transporters, haul trucks, and backhoe loaders, crawler tractors, lattice cranes, shovels, and hydraulic excavators. The Consumer segment involves manufacture of truck tires in Latin America and light truck tires in Russia; and also offers select products for turf and golf cart applications. The company was founded by Robert B. Saucier in 1983 and is headquartered in Quincy, IL.



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jablome jablome 4 years ago
got back in 1.09
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jablome jablome 4 years ago
Is-that-right? 1890 the corps. Came alive?
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jablome jablome 4 years ago
Buying today
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whytestocks whytestocks 5 years ago
News: $TWI Titan International, Inc. To Announce First Quarter 2019 Financial Results On May 3

QUINCY, Ill. , April 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Titan International, Inc. will release its first quarter 2019 financial results on Friday, May 3 , to be followed by a teleconference and webcast at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time . The real-time, listen-only webcast can be accessed on our website...

Read the whole news https://marketwirenews.com/news-releases/titan-international-inc-to-announce-first-quarter-2019-financial-results-on-may-3-8028992.html
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Chance Chance 8 years ago
TWI / indicators interesting....

some indies > http://stockcharts.com/h-sc/ui?s=TWI&p=D&b=5&g=0&id=p34316979338

http://stockcharts.com/h-sc/ui?s=TWI&p=D&yr=0&mn=3&dy=0&id=p10873324282

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starbuxsux starbuxsux 9 years ago
Titan International Inc Receives Average Target Price of $11.5

http://www.rockhilldaily.com/titan-international-inc-receives-average-target-price-of-11-5/326964/
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starbuxsux starbuxsux 9 years ago
Titan International Inc. (TWI) Jumps 6.3% on February 03 - See more at: http://www.equities.com/editors-desk/stocks/market-movers/titan-international-inc-twi-jumps-63-on-february-03#sthash.mQZAE6vK.dpuf

Titan International Inc. ($TWI) was among the biggest gainers on the Russell 2000 for Tuesday February 03 as the stock popped 6.3% to $9.95, representing a gain of $0.59 per share. Some 884,592 shares traded hands on 5,818 trades, compared with an average daily volume of 667,495 shares out of a total float of 53.61 million. The stock opened at $9.46 and traded with an intraday range of $10.03 to $9.45.

After today's gains, Titan International Inc. reached a market cap of $533.42 million. Titan International Inc. has had a trading range between $19.64 and $8.87 over the last year, and it had a 50-day SMA of $10.13 and a 200-day SMA of $13.19.

Titan International, Inc. is engaged in the manufacture and sale of rims, wheels, tires and undercarriages for use in the agricultural, earthmoving/construction and consumer markets.

Titan International Inc. is based out of Quincy, IL and has some 8,500 employees. Its CEO is Maurice M. Taylor.

For a full analysis of Titan International Inc., check out Equities.com's E.V.A. report.

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- See more at: http://www.equities.com/editors-desk/stocks/market-movers/titan-international-inc-twi-jumps-63-on-february-03#sthash.mQZAE6vK.dpuf
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starbuxsux starbuxsux 10 years ago
Titan International Inc. (NYSE:TWI), a $781 million market cap wheels and tires manufacturer. The company saw Terence Hoganโ€™s Addison Clark Management acquire 399,023 shares, taking its holdings to 2.91 million shares. This stake accounts for 5.4% of Titan International Inc. (NYSE:TWI)โ€™s common stock. Another major fund betting on Titan International Inc. (NYSE:TWI) is Mark Racheskyโ€™s Mhr Fund Management, which last disclosed ownership of 7.51 million shares, after buying more than 500,000 shares in late-July.

Read more at http://www.insidermonkey.com/blog/cognizant-technology-solutions-corp-ctsh-titan-international-inc-twi-salix-pharmaceuticals-ltd-slxp-among-stocks-hedge-funds-are-bullish-on-326172/#RFzikjIWpTOUkkUI.99
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UpTickMeA$AP UpTickMeA$AP 10 years ago
http://www.insidermonkey.com/blog/mark-rachesky-further-increases-stake-in-titan-international-inc-twi-324838/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+InsiderMonkey+%28Insider+Monkey%29&utm_content=FaceBook
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starbuxsux starbuxsux 10 years ago
Titan looks to tire reclamation for growth

http://www.rubbernews.com/article/20140718/NEWS/307149976/titan-looks-to-tire-reclamation-for-growth#
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temp luvs amy temp luvs amy 10 years ago
Are we squeezing?
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starbuxsux starbuxsux 10 years ago
Titan weighing personnel cuts in U.S., abroad

http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20140617/NEWS/140619918/titan-weighing-personnel-cuts
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temp luvs amy temp luvs amy 10 years ago
http://ih.advfn.com/p.php?pid=nmona&article=62437941&symbol=TWI


"Each 59R63 tire produces approximately 500 gallons of oil, 4,000 pounds of carbon black and 2,000 pounds of steel. "
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starbuxsux starbuxsux 10 years ago
Titan launches website covering LSW tires

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/story/2014/05/titan-launches-website-covering-lsw-tires.aspx
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starbuxsux starbuxsux 10 years ago
Titan International, Inc. Sales Drop 7% in Q1 2014

7:00 AM ET 4/24/14 | PR Newswire

First quarter highlights:

-- Sales for first quarter 2014 were $538.9 million down 6.8 percent, compared to $578.4 million in the first quarter of 2013.

-- Gross profit decreased 43.6 percent for first quarter 2014 to $54.6 million, or 10.1 percent of net sales, compared to $96.8 million in first quarter 2013, or 16.7 percent of net sales.

-- First quarter income from operations was $0.3 million compared to $47.9 million last year.

-- Net income for the first quarter was $2.2 million, compared to $19.5 million in the first quarter of last year.

-- Earnings per share for the first quarter 2014 are $0.04 and $0.04 for basic and fully diluted, respectively, compared to $0.38 and $0.34 for 2013, basic and fully diluted, respectively.

Statement of Chief Executive Officer:

Titan CEO and Chairman, Maurice Taylor, comments, "The first quarter performance fell short of our expectations. There are a lot of reasons, but the simple fact is the buck stops with me.

"Winter's blast affected every factory in the United States with fuels costs up. The aftermarket and OEM farm business declined and OE construction business was also below forecast. The mining business was nonexistent in the first quarter. January and February business was weak. March improved but could not offset the severe declines in the first two months of 2014. Agriculture and construction seems to be improving slightly going forward but a recovery in the mining looks like a long haul. Due to the uncertainty in the markets we serve, the 2014 management goals published November 25, 2013 have been rescinded and are being reconsidered.

"We need to reduce our expenses and work harder during the rest of the year. Titan will be adjusting employment levels both in salary and hourly workforce in second quarter. Titan does have a lot of good things going forward. Our new tires and wheels are taking hold and the LSW tires and wheels are performing great out in the market. We have begun an aggressive campaign for the LSW concept which we expect to improve Titan's agriculture and construction wheels and tires business.

"Titan ITM, which makes tracks for construction and certain agricultural machines, is growing in South America. Europe remains weak and we do not expect much improvement for 2014. The Russian tire operation, in which Titan holds a 30 percent interest, is moving ahead. The political circumstances in Russia remain a challenge but we are proceeding on with our plan.

"Paul Reitz, Titan's new president, has visited all of Titan's operations and will be initiating his plan to increase Titan's operating margin and improve quality and delivery. John Hrudicka, Titan's new CFO, is partnering with Paul to drive profit optimization throughout the company. Cecilia LaManna (Chief Executive Officer of Italtractor ITM SpA Group) is now running Europe and she is growing the track business by taking market share in a very tough market. I believe, as does Titan's board, that Titan's new management team will grow revenue and operating profit.

"There have been a lot of questions asked about what, when and how Titan is going to reach many goals. I can appreciate that all shareholders don't have the same timeline that I have.

"Here are some simple facts and numbers: (Amounts in thousands, except per share data)

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Sales Adjusted Adjusted Shareholder's Equity EBITDA EPS-diluted 2010 $ 881,591 $ 89,317 $ 0.43 $ 272,031 2011 1,486,998 184,111 1.50 396,879 2012 1,820,678 243,568 1.93 632,362 2013 2,163,595 192,215 0.78 798,036

"In 2010, Titan began negotiating the rubber union work rules at our North American tire facilities. In the first quarter of 2013, we signed a new four year agreement with the steelworkers union minimizing the work rules and improving the efficiencies at the tire plants.

"Titan's business is simple to understand. We make the steel farm wheels for the North American and European markets. We also produce the farm tires for North and South America under the Goodyear and Titan brand. In 2011, Titan had a choice to either stay the size we were in revenue or expand into Europe and utilize our market strength. The board agreed to buy Titan Europe (the 80% we didn't own) and duplicate our North and South America business.

"We also produce the wheels, tires and undercarriage components for the construction and mining business in North America, Europe, Australia and Russia. Our market share for this segment will never match Titan's agriculture business because Michelin, Bridgestone and Goodyear alone have spent billions to expand capacity. Titan's maximum construction and mining tire capacity is between $500/$600 million in revenue; therefore, we look at being a specialty tire and wheel producer who can earn fair margins.

"The current outlook for mining tires continues to be negative. The price of tires continues to drop and will in the foreseeable future. Titan seeks to penetrate into a niche specialty tire and wheel market in the construction and mining segment which could generate additional revenue between $200 and $400 million and additional EBITDA between $40 to $120 million. The extra capital investment to accomplish this is substantially complete. Titan produces its own equipment, molds and tooling. If you ever have the chance to visit one of our factories in the United States, you will observe the hidden value.

"The new additions we acquired in 2012 and 2013 should start to show positive results this next year. Our business simply put is old line manufacturing and to make a new tire or wheel concept succeed, both products are needed. Titan's new LSW tires and wheels have shown big improvements over the current conventional products. These new tires and wheels improve equipment performance. It takes a few years for people (farmers) to see the benefits. We are starting to see those benefits in North America now and we will bring them to Europe and Russia. That is why we are excited about our growth.

"Titan today has enough cash on its balance sheet to finish the acquisition phase later this year. This should leave Titan International with annual revenues of $3 to $3.3 billion once the acquisitions are complete. It is management's goal to streamline these businesses as we have done with the Quincy wheel plant and our Des Moines tire facility. Titan's shareholders should know that it's the board's position to then pay out a high percentage of earnings in dividends as there will not be a large need for capital going forward for this business.

"When I started on this journey on March 23, 1983 we had zero employees and zero sales. We have come a long way and I believe we are very close to achieving our goals. As I've mentioned, I can appreciate there are many opinions how to do this faster, but in manufacturing you must do it correctly or you pay a high penalty for mistakes.

"I must also mention how lucky the company and I have been to have what I consider the best board of directors of any public company. Every individual on Titan's board brings a very unique talent, which helps Titan and you, the shareholders," concluded Taylor.

Financial Summary:

Sales: Net sales for the quarter ended March 31, 2014, were $538.9 million compared to $578.4 million in 2013, a decrease of 7 percent. Sales increased approximately 5% from the inclusion of the recently acquired Voltyre-Prom facility which recorded $29.6M in sales. Volume increased 4% primarily as the result of increased consumer sales at overseas facilities. The increase in net sales was offset by a price/mix reduction which resulted largely from decreased demand for larger product used in the mining industry that decreased sales approximately 14%, and unfavorable currency translation which decreased sales by approximately 2%.

Gross profit: Gross profit for the first quarter of 2014 was $54.6 million, or 10.1 percent of net sales, compared to $96.8 million, or 16.7 percent of net sales for the first quarter of 2013. Gross profit decreased primarily as a result of a large decrease in demand for earthmoving/construction products for the mining industry, which remains in a cyclical downturn. Generally, there are higher margins associated with the larger, more complex mining tires. As a consequence, this drove a significant decrease in gross profit due to selling price reductions, mix erosion and lost leverage on lower sales.

Warranty Expense: The provision for warranty liability was $5.3 million at March 31, 2014 or 1.0 percent of sales compared to $7.9 million at March 31, 2014 or 1.4 percent of sales.

Selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses: Selling, general and administrative for the first quarter of 2014 were $46.8 million, or 8.7% of net sales, compared to $42.4 million, or 7.3% of net sales, for 2013. The higher SG&A expenses were primarily the result of approximately $5 million of SG&A expenses at recently acquired facilities.

Income from operations: Income from operations for the first quarter of 2014, was $0.3 million, or 0 percent of net sales, compared to $47.9 million, or 8.3 percent of net sales, in 2013.

Interest expense: Interest expense was $9.3 million and $10.4 million for the quarters ended March 31, 2014, and 2013, respectively.

Earnings per share: For the first quarter of 2014, basic and diluted earnings per share were $0.04 and $0.04, respectively. This compared to the same period last year, basic and diluted earnings per share were $0.38 and $0.34, respectively.

Capital expenditures: Titan's capital expenditures were $16.8 million for the first quarter of 2014 and $21.2 million for the first quarter 2013.

Debt balance: Total long term debt balance was $498.8 million at March 31, 2014 compared to $497.7 million on December 31, 2013. Short-term debt balance was $78.0 million at March 31, 2014 and $75.1 million at December 31, 2013. Net debt (debt less cash and investments) was $298.7 million at March 31, 2014, compared to $294.1 million at December 31, 2013.

Equity balance: The company's equity was $782.1 million at March 31, 2014 compared to $798.0 million at December 31, 2013.

First Quarter Conference Call: Titan will be hosting a conference call for the first quarter earnings announcement at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, April 24, 2014. To participate in the call, dial (877) 870-4263, (International callers dial (412) 317-0790; Canada (855) 669-9657). The call will be webcast and can be accessed at www.titan-intl.com in the "News & Events/Conference Calls" section on the "Investor Relations" page of our website. A replay of the call will be available until May 1, 2014. Visit our website for more details.

Safe harbor statement: This press release includes forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including risks as detailed in Titan International, Inc.'s periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company cautions that any forward-looking statements included in this press release are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties and the company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements.

Company description: Titan International Inc. (NYSE: TWI), a holding company, owns subsidiaries that supply wheels, tires, assemblies and undercarriage product for off-highway equipment used in agricultural, earthmoving/construction and consumer (including all terrain vehicles) applications.

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Titan International, Inc. Consolidated Condensed Statements of Operations (Unaudited) Amounts in thousands except earnings per share data Three months ended March 31, 2014 2013 Net sales $ 538,940 $ 578,387 Cost of sales 484,390 481,636 Gross profit 54,550 96,751 Selling, general and administrative expenses 46,835 42,443 Research and development expenses 3,710 2,702 Royalty expense 3,741 3,723 Income from operations 264 47,883 Interest expense (9,259) (10,441) Convertible debt conversion charge -- (7,273) Other income 516 1,419 Income (loss) before income taxes (8,479) 31,588 Provision (benefit) for income taxes (3,351) 12,199 Net income (loss) (5,128) 19,389 Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests (7,291) (86) Net income attributable to Titan $ 2,163 $ 19,475 Earnings per common share: Basic $ .04 $ .38 Diluted $ .04 $ .34 Average common shares and equivalents outstanding: Basic 53,470 51,816 Diluted 53,774 59,642 Dividends declared per common share: $ .005 $ .005

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Segment Information Revenues from external customers (Unaudited) Amounts in thousands except earnings per share data Three months ended March 31, 2014 2013 Revenues from external customers Agricultural $ 317,166 $ 310,553 Earthmoving/construction 152,940 209,616 Consumer 68,834 58,218 $ 538,940 $ 578,387

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Titan International, Inc. Consolidated Condensed Balance Sheets (Unaudited) Amounts in thousands March 31, December 31, Assets 2014 2013 Current assets Cash and cash equivalents $ 200,094 $ 189,360 Restricted cash - 14,268 Accounts receivable, net 328,027 263,053 Inventories 394,550 384,920 Deferred income taxes 43,849 41,931 Prepaid and other current assets 86,346 114,346 Total current assets 1,052,866 1,007,878 Property, plant and equipment, net 628,807 638,807 Goodwill 41,269 42,075 Deferred income taxes 1,985 2,772 Other assets 133,571 129,699 Total assets $ 1,858,498 $ 1,821,231 Liabilities and Equity Current liabilities Short-term debt $ 78,022 $ 75,061 Accounts payable 213,464 176,719 Deferred Income Taxes 3,280 3,525 Other current liabilities 148,570 131,266 Total current liabilities 443,336 386,571 Long-term debt 498,774 497,694 Deferred income taxes 57,406 60,985 Other long-term liabilities 76,858 77,945 Total liabilities 1,076,374 1,023,195 Equity Titan stockholders' equity Common stock (no par, 120,000,000 shares authorized, 55,253,092 issued) -- -- Additional paid-in capital 559,575 558,637 Retained earnings 209,436 207,541 Treasury stock (at cost, 1,681,886 and 1,692,220 shares, respectively) (15,494) (15,586) Treasury stock reserved for deferred compensation (1,075) (1,075) Accumulated other comprehensive loss (56,891) (61,794) Total Titan stockholders' equity 695,551 687,723 Noncontrolling interests 86,573 110,313 Total equity 782,124 798,036 Total liabilities and equity $ 1,858,498 $ 1,821,231

Titan International, Inc. Supplemental Consolidated Statement of Income Information Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures-Unaudited Amounts in thousands except earnings per share data

The company reports its financial results in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (GAAP). This supplemental schedule provides adjusted non-GAAP financial information and a quantitative reconciliation of the difference between non-GAAP financial measure and the financial measure calculated and reported in accordance with GAAP.

The SEC's Regulation G applies to any public disclosure or release of material information that includes a non-GAAP financial measure. The non-GAAP financial measure should be considered supplemental to, not a substitute for, the financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. It has limitations in that it does not reflect all of the costs associated with the operations of our businesses as determined in accordance with GAAP. In addition, this measure may not be comparable to non-GAAP financial measures reported by other companies.

The non-GAAP financial measure of adjusted net income assists investors with analyzing our business results as well as with predicting future performance. In addition, this non-GAAP financial measure is reviewed by management in order to evaluate the financial performance of each segment as well as the company as a whole. We believe that the presentation of this non-GAAP financial measure will permit investors to assess the performance of the company on the same basis as management.

As a result, one should not consider this measure in isolation or as a substitute for our results reported under GAAP. We compensate for these limitations by analyzing results on a GAAP basis as well as a non-GAAP basis, prominently disclosing GAAP results and providing reconciliations from GAAP results to non-GAAP results.

The table below provides a reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures with the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures for March 31, 2014.

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Amounts in thousands except earnings per share data Three Months Ended March 31, 2014 2013 Net income attributable to Titan $2,163 $19,475 Adjustments: Europe rationalization - 139 Convertible debt conversion charge - 3,701 Adjusted Net Income $2,163 $23,315 Adjusted earnings per common share: Basic $.04 $0.45 Diluted $.04 $0.40 Average common shares outstanding: Basic 53,470 51,816 Diluted 53,774 59,642

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SOURCE Titan International, Inc.
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starbuxsux starbuxsux 10 years ago
Short Interest in Titan International Rises By 48.6% (TWI)

http://zolmax.com/investing/short-interest-in-titan-international-rises-by-48-6-twi/250356/

earnings tomorrow!!!
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temp luvs amy temp luvs amy 10 years ago
I saw it on Fast Money.

Ag sector play. The sector is getting hit today.

I went long, and got bloody fingers.
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lady glueck lady glueck 10 years ago
interesting. on strong watch
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starbuxsux starbuxsux 10 years ago
Titan Q1 earnings call April 24

http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20140401/NEWS/140409998/titan-q1-earnings-call-april-24
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lady glueck lady glueck 10 years ago
Got some on tdy´s dip. let´s see how big wheels got traded now
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starbuxsux starbuxsux 10 years ago
Titan International Upgraded to Outperform at Zacks (TWI)

http://zolmax.com/investing/titan-international-upgraded-to-outperform-at-zacks-twi/203910/
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starbuxsux starbuxsux 10 years ago
Titan International Announces New Officers

http://online.wsj.com/article/PR-CO-20140128-907937.html
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starbuxsux starbuxsux 10 years ago
Titan International Stock Rating Upgraded by TheStreet (TWI)

http://tickerreport.com/banking-finance/111522/titan-international-stock-rating-upgraded-by-thestreet-twi/
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lady glueck lady glueck 10 years ago
thats nice
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starbuxsux starbuxsux 10 years ago
Call Buyers in TWI

http://www.theoptionsinsider.com/unusualactivity/?p=100029449&qcABC=1
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starbuxsux starbuxsux 10 years ago
iBox updated
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lady glueck lady glueck 10 years ago
that is a good comparison which also I do understand
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starbuxsux starbuxsux 10 years ago
Spinning off will make it it's own company...what's the problem? Motorola did it

http://www.titan-intl.com/mining
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lady glueck lady glueck 10 years ago
ahhhhja, the ones you can live in! but mining biz will be getting big again soon
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starbuxsux starbuxsux 10 years ago
The GIANT tires
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lady glueck lady glueck 10 years ago
spinning off the mining business?
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starbuxsux starbuxsux 10 years ago
Titan International could rise 20%: Barron's

Jan 11 2014, 19:59

"Rubber prices are likely to stabilize this year, and demand among construction customers could improve," David Englander writes, predicting a rebound in beaten down shares of Titan International (TWI).

With TWI trading at just 5X EV/EBITDA, it shouldn't "take much improvement" in the operating environment to spark a recovery, Barron's notes.

As for the company's perspective, management reportedly believes "a turn in demand [for the construction business] is near as customers' inventory levels are worked down."

"Spinning off or selling the mining business also could help TWI's fortunes," Englander notes.
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starbuxsux starbuxsux 10 years ago
$$$$TWI$$$$

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starbuxsux starbuxsux 10 years ago
Titan International Inc: Titan International, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter Cash Dividend

12/09/2013 | 06:22pm US/Eastern

QUINCY, Ill., Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) has approved a quarterly cash dividend of $.005 (one half cent) per common share for the fourth quarter of 2013. The cash dividend is payable January 15, 2014, to stockholders of record on December 31, 2013.

Titan International, Inc., a holding company, owns subsidiaries that supply wheels, tires and assemblies primarily for off-highway equipment used in agricultural, earthmoving/construction and consumer (including all terrain vehicles) applications. For more information, visit www.titan-intl.com.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131018/CG00188LOGO)

SOURCE Titan International, Inc.
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starbuxsux starbuxsux 10 years ago
Titan International Given New $21.00 Price Target at FBR Capital Markets (TWI)

Posted by Joseph Griffin on Dec 6th, 2013 // No Comments

Titan International (NYSE:TWI) had its target price boosted by FBR Capital Markets from $19.00 to $21.00 in a report issued on Thursday, Analyst Ratings.Net reports. They currently have an outperform rating on the stock.

Shares of Titan International (NYSE:TWI) traded down 0.59% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $16.98. The stock had a trading volume of 179,998 shares. Titan International has a 52-week low of $14.14 and a 52-week high of $27.12. The stockโ€™s 50-day moving average is $15.56 and its 200-day moving average is $16.93. The company has a market cap of $909.3 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.07.

Titan International (NYSE:TWI) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, October 28th. The company reported $0.15 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.25 by $0.10. The company had revenue of $497.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $533.99 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.49 earnings per share. The companyโ€™s quarterly revenue was up 22.9% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that Titan International will post $0.93 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Other equities research analysts have also recently issued reports about the stock. Analysts at Oppenheimer cut their price target on shares of Titan International from $21.00 to $19.00 in a research note to investors on Monday, November 4th. They now have an outperform rating on the stock. Separately, analysts at Jefferies Group cut their price target on shares of Titan International from $18.00 to $16.00 in a research note to investors on Wednesday, October 30th. They now have a hold rating on the stock. Finally, analysts at Janney Montgomery Scott cut their price target on shares of Titan International from $14.00 to $12.00 in a research note to investors on Tuesday, October 29th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $16.89.

Titan International, Inc (NYSE:TWI) through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the manufacturing of wheels and tires.

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12:01PM Titan Intl announces 2014 management goals; FY14 rev goal of $2.4-2.7 bln vs $2.3 bln Capital IQ Consensus Estimate (TWI) 16.54 +0.50 : Co announced management goals for 2014. Chairman and CEO comments, "In the past few years Titan International has gone from a North American farm wheel and tire manufacturer to a worldwide manufacturer in farm tires and wheels. We have also become a big player in the construction of mining wheels, tires and tracks. As I stated last October during our third quarter results, some see the glass as half full, others see it half empty. I believe the next few years are going to be very good if you are in the farm and construction industry.

"The revenue goal for 2014 is set at $2.4 to $2.7 billion US dollars (vs $2.3 bln Capital IQ Consensus Estimate), assuming no further acquisitions. EBITDA goals are $240 million to $270 million. These figures presume pricing and material costs remain flat in 2014. In 2013, Titan saw pricing drop due to material decreases across all products. Titan forecasts maintenance Cap Ex to be approximately $70 million in 2014. All managers' bonuses will be based on reaching the above goals. Incentives are in place to improve the bottom line. "There are currently four acquisitions for which Titan is performing due diligence. If we complete these acquisitions, the maximum additional revenue would be approximately $500 million.
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Titan International Inc : Mobile-friendly site helps farmers calculate tire inflation pressures

11/15/2013 | 07:29pm US/Eastern

Proper inflation can help reduce soil compaction and fuel costs

DES MOINES, Iowa - Goodyear® Farm Tires, a Titan Tire Corporation brand, wants to remind growers to check the inflation pressure of their tractor, combine and grain cart tires before harvest to ensure optimum performance. Growers can visit TirePressureCalculator.com - a mobile-friendly website created by Goodyear Farm Tires to help determine the optimum inflation pressure - based on load.

"Inflation pressure is the most important aspect of tire maintenance and should be adjusted based on load. The balance between load and inflation directly affects key performance metrics such as traction, flotation, tire wear and fuel efficiency," said Scott Sloan, product engineering manager for Goodyear Farm Tires, "but, because load and inflation tables aren't always accessible in the field, the tendency for farmers is to estimate or simply ignore inflation altogether. Doing so, however, can severely inhibit performance and tire longevity. That's why we introduced the calculator."

The user simply indicates the dimensions of the tire and the load index - both can be found on the side of the tire - as well as the axle and implement weight,* and the calculator will provide the optimum inflation pressure for the user's application, as recommended by the Tire and Rim Association. The easy-to-use calculator works for any brand of metric, agriculture radial tire and is easily accessible from a smartphone, tablet or computer.

Overinflation causes loss in performance

According to a study conducted by Ohio State University, overinflating a 20.8R42 radial tire by as little as 8 psi can decrease the footprint area by 33 percent. Experience has shown that a smaller footprint can decrease traction and increase ground-bearing pressure, thereby causing surface soil compaction, which can lead to lower yields.

In a field experiment conducted by the University of California, a tractor with tires inflated to the proper air pressure used 20 percent less fuel and was 5.7 percent more productive when compared to a tractor with overinflated tires conducting the same stubble-disking operation.

"In real terms, a typical tractor today has a 160 gallon fuel tank and a 10 percent increase in efficiency results in reduced fuel consumption of 16 gallon per fill," says Sloan. "That's the equivalent to saving at least $50 per fill at today's diesel prices. Over a year's time, that savings can add up just by adjusting your air inflation pressure."

Goodyear Farm Tires are manufactured by Titan Tire Corporation, a subsidiary of Titan International. For more information on Goodyear Farm Tire products and services, visit the company's website at www.titan-intl.com or e-mail Titan International at sales@titan-intl.com.

*Calculating axle weight

This is the calculation of the tractor axle weight plus the weight of the implement. Determine the weight of the front and rear axle of the tractor and implement by referencing the operator's manual. Run a separate calculation for the front and rear axle as follows:

MFWD tractors

Rear axle weight = 60 percent of total tractor weight
Front axle weight = 40 percent of total tractor weight
Add weight of implement to front or rear axle depending on where it resides
4WD tractors

Rear axle weight = 50 percent of total tractor weight
Front axle weight = 50 percent of total tractor weight
Add weight of implement to front or rear axle depending on where it resides
Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI), a holding company, owns subsidiaries that supply wheels, tires and assemblies for off-highway equipment used in agricultural, earthmoving/construction and consumer (including all terrain vehicles) applications. Titan Tire Corporation is one ofNorth America's largest manufacturers of off-highway tires. Production facilities are located inFreeport,Ill.,Bryan,Ohio, andDes Moines,Iowa, which also serves as the headquarters for the tire group. The company manufactures two distinct brands - Titan and Goodyear Farm Tires - known for their quality craftsmanship, unique tread designs and excellent durability.

© 2013 Titan International

All Rights Reserved.

Please send all reader and sales inquiries to: sales@titan-intl.com

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Union must agree before Titan pursues plant in France


Titan Chairman Maurice Taylor Jr. said his company must come to an agreement with the union before pursuing a takeover of taking over Goodyear's farm tire plant in Amiens, France.

QUINCY, Ill.โ€”Titan International Inc. is still interested in taking over Goodyear's farm tire plant in Amiens, France, but it can't proceed with discussions there until the union at the plant and Goodyear agree to terms on Goodyear's plan to close the factory, Chairman Maurice Taylor Jr. told financial analysts in a conference call Oct. 29.

Taylor made his remarks in response to a question about recent European media reports that Titan had reopened discussions there. Titan has agreed to buy Goodyear's European farm tire business in 2009, but the deal lapsed in late 2011 when Goodyear couldn't get workers at the plant to agree to terms for phasing out passenger tire production.

Taylor said he met in August with French Minister of Industry Arnaud Montebourg, but he said he told the minister that French law prevents Titan from dealing with the CGT union until it has resolved its issues with Goodyear.

"โ€ฆ (the) situation is that it's not our plant, it's not our workers," Taylor said he told Montebourg. "They're part of the CGTโ€ฆ. I'm not talking to the CGT until you've arranged that they and Goodyear, at least coming to some sort of a tentative agreement.

"And then if Goodyear brings us into it," he continued, "then fine."

Taylor went on to say that if Montebourg could facilitate a deal between Goodyear and the CGT, Titan would be interested in revisiting the possibility of taking over the Amiens plant, and with it Goodyear's European farm tire business.

"โ€ฆ(W)e came to our agreement (in 2009) with mother Goodyear, and we can brush that off real quick," Taylor said, "and it fits with what we're doing in Russia, and it fits everything."

At that point, Taylor said Montebourgโ€”with whom Taylor had a spirited exchange of opinions earlier this yearโ€”told him to be prepared to come back to France and toast the deal with a glass of French wine in front of the French media.

Taylor also said Montebourg pressed him about how many workers Titan might employ should a deal be concluded Taylor said he told the French minister it would take at least 333 to operate farm tire manufacturing at the Amiens plant.
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Titan International Announces 23 Percent Increase in Revenue for Third Quarter 2013

8:00 AM ET 10/29/13 | PR Newswire
Third quarter highlights:

-- Sales for third quarter 2013 were $497.5 million up 22.9 percent, compared to $404.7 million in the third quarter of 2012.

-- Gross profit decreased 6.9 percent for third quarter 2013 to $62.5 million, or 12.6 percent of net sales, compared to $67.2 million in third quarter 2012, or 16.6 percent of net sales.

-- Third quarter income from operations was $17.1 million compared to $36.2 million last year.

-- Adjusted net income for the third quarter was $8.1 million, compared to $24.7 million in the third quarter of last year (see appendix below).

-- Adjusted earnings per share for the third quarter 2013 are $0.15 and $0.15 for basic and fully diluted, respectively, compared to $0.59 and $0.49 for 2012, basic and fully diluted, respectively.

Statement of Chief Executive Officer: Chairman and CEO, Maurice M. Taylor comments, "The third quarter has come and gone. Ag has held steady, earthmoving and construction declined and further decreases in raw material prices have impacted margins. Some people will say the glass is half full; others say it's half empty. I see the future for Titan as the best I've ever seen. Why? We have many opportunities on the horizon.

"New agriculture wheels and tires: Titan's new agriculture wheels and tires are not only the best they've ever been, but we are showing the North American farmers how our new tires can make a 4-wheel tractor compete with a Quadtrac. This saves the farmer $60,000 per tractor and lowers operating costs going forward. We are doing the same with combines, sprayers, implements, grain carts, any tire on a piece of farm equipment. The last four years of development, time and money are leading to sales of this new product offering. We are taking this design into our construction and mining tire business. Titan has spent the R&D dollars over the last four to five years to prove our concept and going forward Titan's new wheels and tires will produce better margins. For more information, click here to view our video featuring the Titan technology.

"New radial LSW tires: In July, Titan's new 58/80/63 radial loader tire was approved by Caterpillar to be used on OEM and aftermarket on the Caterpillar 994 loader. This tire is thousands of dollars less than Bridgestone's 58/57 bias radial tire. If Titan's LSW 58/80/63 works on a Caterpillar 994, then all of our new radial LSW tires will work on the smaller loaders, which are used in mining and construction. The timing of this is perfect because everyone is looking to lower their costs and the LSW tires can accomplish this. Titan is also the only Company today who produces the wheels for the new LSW tires.

"Tire Reclamation: Titan Mining Services ("TMS") has started Titan Tire Reclamation Corp. ("TTRC"). TTRC will be working with Green Carbon who has developed a pyrolysis process in which mining tires and belting can be put in a reactor so that, when the process is completed, a 59R63 super giant tire becomes 450 to 500 gallons of oil, approximately 4,000 pounds of carbon black and approximately one ton of steel.

"Depending on the country TTRC is operating in, the Company will receive carbon credits. In addition to the return on oil, carbon black and steel, TTRC will be paid a fee. The first system is planned to go to the oil sands in Alberta, Canada, and then Elk River Valley of B.C. Canada. We are planning units for Elko, Nevada; Gillett, Wyoming; Chile and Australia. Titan has plans to use the reclaimed carbon black in various tire products, which should give Titan a green carbon certificate for tires we produce, even the reclaimed steel counts. There's no question Titan Mining Services will be growing worldwide in the next few years. As TMS expands, each location will have other equity owners operating each facility.

"I know the first question is what would revenue be? The above gross revenue at today's prices should be $250 million for the sites mentioned above. The EBITDA should be between $75 and $100 million gross. Yes, the margins are better turning the tires back into oil, carbon black and steel. Titan has been working on this for the past three years and we will have our first reactor running in June/July 2014.

Outlook: "The market in construction and mining tires has been soft the last few quarters and, with the lower cost of materials, tire prices will be dropping through the end of the year. The mining companies, I believe, will be dropping their tire inventory from 14 months to 6 months and then buying what they use going forward at lower prices. However, the smaller construction business should expand 20 to 25 percent in 2014 based on information from OEMs.

"With our new tire acquisition in Volgograd, Russia the entire Titan team believes we can really expand the output of this facility. I agree, but like everything else, I believe it will take a little longer than what some of our team thinks. The plant has the technical talent. The question becomes how fast they execute the plan.

"You can see why I believe the glass is half full and how we are going to grow. In short, the agriculture market is still strong. Pricing is dropping due to lower cost materials. Our revenue should stay the same because our market share should grow. The construction tire and wheel business should grow double digits in 2014 if the OEM forecasts stay where they predict. As Titan focuses on all the specialty wheels and tires, we should see improvement in margins." Taylor concludes, "Titan will announce the management goals for 2014 sales and EBITDA the week of December 15, 2013."

Financial Summary:

Sales: Titan recorded sales of $497.5 million for the third quarter of 2013, compared to third quarter 2012 sales of $404.7 million. Sales increased approximately 35 percent from the addition of recently acquired entities including $128.9 million at Titan Europe for the third quarter 2013. Net sales for the first nine months of 2013 were $1,669.2 million, compared to $1,327.0 million in 2012, an increase of 25.8 percent. Year to date sales increased approximately 35 percent due to recent acquisitions of which $432.0 million is attributed to revenue from Titan Europe. Overall sales volume remained consistent with the prior year. For the third quarter, the increase in net sales was partially offset by a.) a price/mix reduction which resulted largely from decreased raw material prices that were generally passed on to customers and decreased sales approximately 5 percent, b.) weakened demand in the earthmoving/construction market which contributed to a 4 percent decrease in sales volume and c.) unfavorable currency translation which decreased sales by approximately 3 percent. The increase in year to date sales was offset by the price/mix reduction resulting largely from lower raw material prices passed on to customers lowering sales approximately 7 percent and an unfavorable currency translation which decrease sales 2 percent.

Gross profit: Gross profit for the third quarter of 2013 was $62.5 million, or 12.6 percent of net sales, compared to $67.2 million, or 16.6 percent of net sales for the third quarter of 2012. Gross profit for the nine months ended September 30, 2013, was $245.9 million, or 14.7 percent of net sales, compared to $242.6 million, or 18.3 percent of net sales in 2012. Gross profit, as a percentage of net sales, decreased as lower raw material costs were passed on to customers before being fully realized by the Company. Increased warranty provisions relating to earthmoving tires also contributed to the decreased gross profit. Titan Europe provided gross profit of $16.2 million, or 12.6 percent of net sales. Titan Europe margins were negatively affected by decreased earthmoving/construction demand in Europe.

Warranty Expense: The provision for warranty liability was $35.1 million at September 30, 2013 or 2.1 percent of sales compared to $23.0 million at September 30, 2012 or 1.7 percent of sales.

Selling, general and administrative expenses: Selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses for the third quarter of 2013 were $38.7 million, or 7.8 percent of net sales, compared to $25.5 million, or 6.3 percent of net sales, for 2012. Selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 were $124.8 million, or 7.5 percent of net sales, compared to $79.7 million, or 6.0 percent of net sales, for 2012. The increase in SG&A expenses year to date were primarily the result of approximately $35 million of SG&A expenses at recently acquired facilities.

Income from operations: Income from operations for the third quarter of 2013, was $17.1 million, or 3.4 percent of net sales, compared to $36.2 million, or 8.9 percent of net sales, in 2012. Income from operations for the six months ended September 30, 2013, was $101.8 million, or 6.1 percent of net sales, compared to $175.8 million, or 13.2 percent of net sales, in 2012.

Interest expense: Interest expense was $12.4 million and $6.2 million for the quarters ended September 30, 2013, and 2012, respectively. Year-to-date interest expense was $35.9 million and $18.7 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2013, and 2012, respectively. The increase in interest expense is primarily the result of the increase in the 7.875 senior secured notes of $325 million issued first quarter 2013.

Non-cash convertible debt charge: In the first quarter 2013, Titan agreed to convert approximately $52.7 million of the 5.625 percent convertible notes into approximately 4.9 million shares of the Company's common stock plus a cash payment totaling $14.2 million. In connection with this exchange, the Company recognized a charge of $7.3 million in accordance with accounting standards for debt conversion.

Earnings per share: For the third quarter of 2013, basic and diluted earnings per share were $0.15 and $0.15, respectively. This compared to the same period last year, basic and diluted earnings per share were $0.46 and $0.39, respectively. Year-to-date 2013 basic and diluted earnings per share were $0.96 and $0.89, respectively. Year-to-date 2012 basic and diluted earnings per share were $2.35 and $1.92, respectively. On an adjusted basis (see appendix below), basic and fully diluted earnings per share were $0.15 and $0.15, respectively, for the third quarter 2013 and $0.59 and $0.49 for 2012. Year-to-date adjusted earnings per share were $0.85 and $0.85, basic and fully diluted, respectively, compared to $2.23 and $1.83 in the prior year.

Capital expenditures: Titan's capital expenditures were $18.9 million for the third quarter of 2013 and $17.3 million for the third quarter 2012. Year-to-date expenditures were $55.0 million for 2013 compared to $36.3 million for 2012.

Deferred Tax Asset Valuation Allowance: During the quarter ended June 30, 2013, Titan recognized a non-cash charge of $11.7 million to establish a valuation allowance on the Italy net deferred tax assets. This valuation allowance was needed due to the reassessment of the realizability of the deferred tax asset as a result of the insurance proceeds from the earthquake becoming non-taxable resulting from the Italian tax law changes. Adjusted net income (See appendix below) for the nine months ended 2013 includes the non-cash income tax charge as a result of a change in a deferred tax asset valuation allowance.

Debt balance: Total long term debt balance was $637.4 million at September 30, 2013 compared to $441.4 million on December 31, 2012. Titan issued an additional $325 million in 7.875 percent senior secured notes in the first quarter of 2013. Short-term debt balance was $104.9 million at September 30, 2013 and $145.8 million at December 31, 2012. Net debt (debt less cash and investments) was $189.9 million at September 30, 2013, compared to $252.3 million at December 31, 2012.

Equity balance: The Company's equity was $711.0 million at September 30, 2013 compared to $632.4 million at December 31, 2012.

Subsequent Events: Voltyre-Prom Purchase On October 4, 2013, Titan in partnership with One Equity Partners and the Russian Direct Investment Fund closed the acquisition of an 85 percent interest in Voltyre-Prom, a leading producer of agricultural and industrial tires in Volgograd, Russia, for approximately $94.0 million. Titan will act as operating partner with responsibility for Voltyre-Prom's daily operations on behalf of the consortium of which Titan holds a 30 percent interest.

6.875 Percent Senior Secured Notes due 2020 On October 7, 2013, the Company closed on an offering of $400.0 million 6.875 percent senior secured notes due 2020. Titan used the net proceeds from the offering towards financing the repurchase of the Company's 7.875 percent senior secured notes due 2017 including tender and consent payments, accrued interest and expenses associated therewith.

7.875 Percent Senior Secured Notes due 2017 Tender Offer Settlement On October 7, 2013, the Company elected to exercise its early settlement election in connection with a tender offer to purchase all of its 7.875 percent senior secured notes due 2017, and purchased $387.3 million, or approximately 73.8 percent of such notes. In connection with this transaction, Titan will record expenses of approximately $18 million in the fourth quarter of 2013. These expenses relate primarily to a tender and consent premium of $64.50 per $1,000 principal amount of the notes and unamortized deferred financing fees offset by unamortized premium on the notes. The tender offer expired October 21, 2013, with no further additional notes tendered.

7.875 Percent Senior Secured Notes due 2017 Redemption Call On October 7, 2013, the Company announced a call for redemption for all 7.875 percent senior secured notes due 2017 that were not validly tendered by the expiration of the tender offer on October 21, 2013. The remaining notes will be redeemed on November 6, 2013. In connection with this transaction, Titan will record expenses of approximately $4 million in the fourth quarter of 2013. These expenses relate primarily to a redemption premium of $59.06 per $1,000 principal amount of the notes and unamortized deferred financing fees offset by unamortized premium on the notes.

Third Quarter Conference Call: Titan will be hosting a conference call for the third quarter earnings announcement at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday October, 29, 2013. To participate in the call, dial (877) 870-4263, (International callers dial (412) 317-0790; Canada (855) 669-9657). The call will be webcast and can be accessed at www.titan-intl.com in the "News & Events/Conference Calls" section on the "Investor Relations" page of our website. A replay of the call will be available until November 8, 2013.

Safe harbor statement: This press release includes forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including risks as detailed in Titan International, Inc.'s periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company cautions that any forward-looking statements included in this press release are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties and the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements.

Company description: Titan International Inc. (NYSE: TWI), a holding Company, owns subsidiaries that supply wheels, tires, assemblies and undercarriage product for off-highway equipment used in agricultural, earthmoving/construction and consumer (including all terrain vehicles) applications.

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Titan International, Inc. Consolidated Condensed Statements of Operations (Unaudited) Amounts in thousands except earnings per share data Three months ended Nine months ended September 30, September 30, 2013 2012 2013 2012 Net sales $ 497,510 $ 404,719 $ 1,669,188 $ 1,327,040 Cost of sales 435,004 337,558 1,423,276 1,084,430 Gross profit 62,506 67,161 245,912 242,610 Selling, general and administrative expenses 38,731 25,497 124,827 79,742 Research and development expenses 2,778 1,759 8,281 4,456 Royalty expense 3,942 3,739 10,960 8,740 Supply agreement termination income -- -- -- (26,134) Income from operations 17,055 36,166 101,844 175,806 Interest expense (12,414) (6,187) (35,924) (18,699) Convertible debt conversion charge -- -- (7,273) -- Gain on earthquake insurance recovery -- -- 22,451 -- Other income 8,722 2,439 7,712 6,163 Income before income taxes 13,363 32,418 88,810 163,270 Provision for income taxes 5,711 13,589 38,913 64,722 Net income 7,652 18,829 49,897 98,548 Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests (441) (750) (888) (506) Net income attributable to Titan $ 8,093 $ 19,579 $ 50,785 $ 99,054 Earnings per common share: Basic $ .15 $ .46 $ .96 $ 2.35 Diluted $ .15 $ .39 $ .89 $ 1.92 Average common shares and equivalents outstanding: Basic 53,440 42,180 52,900 42,148 Diluted 59,391 53,326 59,444 53,315 Dividends declared per common share: $ .005 $ .005 $ .015 $ .015

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Segment Information Revenues from external customers (Unaudited) Three months ended Nine months ended September 30, September 30, 2013 2012 2013 2012 Revenues from external customers Agricultural $ 273,301 $ 246,578 $ 907,797 $ 831,376 Earthmoving/construction 168,964 103,135 586,806 318,244 Consumer 55,245 55,006 174,585 177,420 $ 497,510 $ 404,719 $ 1,669,188 $ 1,327,040

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Titan International, Inc. Consolidated Condensed Balance Sheets (Unaudited) Amounts in thousands September 30, December 31, Assets 2013 2012 Current assets Cash and cash equivalents $ 447,456 $ 189,114 Accounts receivable, net 290,247 297,798 Inventories 375,893 366,385 Deferred income taxes 33,133 50,558 Prepaid and other current assets 97,292 92,268 Total current assets 1,244,021 996,123 Property, plant and equipment, net 561,706 568,344 Goodwill 22,534 24,941 Deferred income taxes 7,241 8,383 Other assets 112,259 112,444 Total assets $ 1,947,761 $ 1,710,235 Liabilities and Equity Current liabilities Short-term debt $ 104,884 $ 145,801 Accounts payable 195,123 180,065 Other current liabilities 153,476 141,214 Total current liabilities 453,483 467,080 Long-term debt 637,388 441,438 Deferred income taxes 47,216 62,259 Other long-term liabilities 98,632 107,096 Total liabilities 1,236,719 1,077,873 Equity Titan stockholders' equity Common stock (no par, 120,000,000 shares authorized, 55,253,092 and 50,350,048 issued, -- -- respectively) Additional paid-in capital 557,467 507,199 Retained earnings 223,389 173,407 Treasury stock (at cost, 1,712,557 and 1,787,844 shares, respectively) (15,769) (16,445) Treasury stock reserved for deferred compensation (1,075) (1,075) Accumulated other comprehensive loss (75,640) (56,469) Total Titan stockholders' equity 688,372 606,617 Noncontrolling interests 22,670 25,745 Total equity 711,042 632,362 Total liabilities and equity $ 1,947,761 $ 1,710,235

Titan International, Inc. Supplemental Consolidated Statement of Income Information Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures-Unaudited Amounts in thousands except earnings per share data

The Company reports its financial results in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (GAAP). This supplemental schedule provides adjusted non-GAAP financial information and a quantitative reconciliation of the difference between non-GAAP financial measure and the financial measure calculated and reported in accordance with GAAP.

The SEC's Regulation G applies to any public disclosure or release of material information that includes a non-GAAP financial measure. The non-GAAP financial measure should be considered supplemental to, not a substitute for, the financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. It has limitations in that it does not reflect all of the costs associated with the operations of our businesses as determined in accordance with GAAP. In addition, this measure may not be comparable to non-GAAP financial measures reported by other companies.

The non-GAAP financial measure of adjusted net income assists investors with analyzing our business results as well as with predicting future performance. In addition, this non-GAAP financial measure is reviewed by management in order to evaluate the financial performance of each segment as well as the Company as a whole. We believe that the presentation of this non-GAAP financial measure will permit investors to assess the performance of the Company on the same basis as management.

As a result, one should not consider this measure in isolation or as a substitute for our results reported under GAAP. We compensate for these limitations by analyzing results on a GAAP basis as well as a non-GAAP basis, prominently disclosing GAAP results and providing reconciliations from GAAP results to non-GAAP results.

The table below provides a reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures with the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures for September 30, 2013.

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Amounts in thousands except earnings per share data Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended Sept 30, Sept 30, 2013 2012 2013 2012 Net income attributable to Titan $8,093 $19,579 $50,785 $99,054 Adjustments: Europe rationalization - - 139 - Europe VAT settlement (Brazil) - - 1,306 - Europe earthquake insurance settlement - - (22,451)- Italy DTA Valuation Allowance from change in deferred tax asset - - 11,656 - Convertible debt conversion charge - - 3,701 - Supply agreement termination income - - - (17,248) Adoption of unrecognized tax benefit - 2,360 - 4,348 CEO incentive compensation - - - 5,127 Europe acquisition costs - 2,790 - 2,836 Adjusted Net Income $8,093 $24,729 $45,136 $94,117 Adjusted earnings per common share: Basic $0.15 $0.59 $0.85 $2.23 Diluted $0.15 $0.49 $0.85 $1.83 Average common shares outstanding: Basic 53,440 42,180 52,900 42,148 Diluted 59,391 53,326 59,444 53,315

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lady glueck lady glueck 10 years ago
france is different lol
http://mobile.bloomberg.com/news/2013-10-24/french-soccer-clubs-to-strike-to-protest-hollande-s-75-tax.html

more than half of the eurozone is fo*ked
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starbuxsux starbuxsux 10 years ago
Will France Go Back to Work? A Q&A With Titan CEO Maurice Taylor

http://stream.wsj.com/story/corporate-intelligence/SS-2-60962/SS-2-362572/
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starbuxsux starbuxsux 11 years ago
Here's the interview: http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?play=1&video=3000210967
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starbuxsux starbuxsux 11 years ago
CNBC is about to interview Titan CEO Maurice Taylor regarding the buyout of the French tire plant
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starbuxsux starbuxsux 11 years ago
Tire Tension Seems to Ease in France
Industry Minister Says Titan International Now Wants to Invest in Plant

By GABRIELE PARUSSINI and INTI LANDAURO
Oct. 21, 2013 4:22 p.m. ET
PARISโ€”After rounds of bitter fighting, the rapprochement?

France's industry minister, Arnaud Montebourg, said Monday that Maurice Taylor, the chief executive of U.S. tire maker Titan International Inc., TWI -0.65% with whom he sparred over the mindset of French workers earlier this year, has made an offer to invest in a French plant.

Mr. Montebourg said Titan has proposed taking over part of a factory that Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. GT -6.67% of the U.S. wants to close in Amiens, injecting money and saving 333 of the plant's 1,200 jobs.

"This offer would help preserve an industrial tool," Mr. Montebourg said as he visited an electrical-equipment company near Paris. "On top of that, it allows France to demonstrate its attractiveness, its competitiveness and its performance."

The minister might meet with Mr. Taylor in Paris on Wednesday to discuss details, a spokeswoman for Mr. Montebourg said.

A spokeswoman for Titan declined to comment. Officials and union representatives at Goodyear said they weren't aware of such an offer by Titan and haven't been invited to the possible Wednesday meeting.

Any investment by Titan in France would be seen as a surprise, about eight months after Mr. Taylor lambasted French workers, saying "they get paid high wages but work only three hours."

Titan considered buying Goodyear's Amiens plant in northern France but pulled out of negotiations in September 2012, citing a "heavy social climate" in France.

Still, Mr. Montebourg approached Titan again, asking Mr. Taylor if he might be interested. In February, however, Mr. Taylor replied in an open letter: "Sir, your letter states that you want Titan to start a discussion. How stupid do you think we are?"

Write to Gabriele Parussini at gabriele.parussini@dowjones.com and Inti Landauro at inti.landauro@dowjones.com
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starbuxsux starbuxsux 11 years ago
Titan International, Inc. Announces Q3 Earnings Conference Call & Webcast

3:00 PM ET 10/18/13 | PR Newswire

Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) announces the third quarter 2013 earnings conference call will be held on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 9:00 am. Eastern Time.

To participate in the conference call, dial (877) 870-4263 ten minutes prior to the scheduled time. International callers dial (412) 317-0790; Canada (855) 669-9657. A replay of the call will be available until November 8, 2013. To access the replay, dial (877) 344-7529 and enter access code 10035856. International callers dial (412) 317-0088.

The call will be webcast and can be accessed on our website at www.titan-intl.com under the "News & Events/Conference Calls" section on the "Investor Relations" page.

Titan International, Inc., a holding company, owns subsidiaries that supply wheels, tires, assemblies and undercarriage product for off-highway equipment used in agricultural, earthmoving/construction and consumer applications. For more information, visit www.titan-intl.com.

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lady glueck lady glueck 11 years ago
nope, outta radar. hmmm....but interesting. long time ago when I had more time I played titangames. was good.
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lady glueck lady glueck 11 years ago
nope, outta radar. hmmm....but interesting. long time ago when I had more time I played titangames. was good.
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starbuxsux starbuxsux 11 years ago
Hope you were watching and that you grabbed some of those $14.92s a little while ago!
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