Terex Corporation reported a strong finish to 2017, with Q4 net sales of nearly $1.1 billion, +9.1 percent versus 2016 due to improving market demand and successful implementation of the company's transformation strategy. For the full year, Terex reported net sales of $4.4 billion — down 1.8 percent from 2016 due to the sale of non-core businesses and softness in its mobile cranes business. The positive year-end momentum is poised to continue with the company reporting backlog up by 56 percent at year end.
The Terex AWP business segment, driven by its Genie brand, was a strong contributor to the overall Terex results, with net sales up by +18.6 percent in the fourth quarter and +4.7 percent for the full year while backlog was up by 51 percent.
“The fourth quarter marked an excellent finish to an important year for Terex with profitability increasing significantly,” said John L. Garrison, Terex president and CEO. “We continued to simplify the company to enhance efficiency and make it easier for our customers to do business with us. We reduced administrative expenses while increasing investment in innovation, strategic sourcing, and commercial excellence.”
Matt Fearon, Genie president, Terex AWP, said, “AWP enters 2018 with clear signs that markets are improving for the first time in several years and we believe the Genie business is well positioned for the improving market.”
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