The Greenbrier Companies, Inc

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Greenbrier Ups Delivery, Revenue Guidance for 2023

The Greenbrier Companies’ third fiscal quarter, ending May 31, 2023, “reflects continued operating momentum and strong commercial activity,” President and CEO Lorie L. Tekorius said June 29 during the Oregon-based railcar manufacturer’s financial report. The company also raised its delivery and revenue guidance for the year, and announced that Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC) advisor Patrick J. Ottensmeyer has joined its Board of Directors. TD Cowen offers insight.

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TD Cowen Insight: GBX Investor Day

For The Greenbrier Companies (GBX), we see gradually subsiding volatility in revenue, margins and earnings over the next three to five years. This is as the company targets higher—albeit measured—lease fleet growth, and as the right-sized manufacturing footprint for GBX and the industry should mean less erratic annual builds.


Rail Equipment Webinar Takeaways: Cowen

Tightness across a wide array of freight cars has continued, and with supply chain challenges limiting the industry’s ability to produce to demand, the lease rate momentum looks sustainable, according to expert panelists at Cowen and Company’s Jan. 19 webinar on the current state and outlook of the rail, locomotive, and railcar leasing and manufacturing markets.

Within the 49% of total shippers who are contemplating railcar orders in the next 12 months, 58% said “yes,” they plan to place orders, versus 54% in third-quarter 2022, and 42% said “maybe,” compared with 46% in third-quarter 2022. This could mean an increased level of certainty about ordering within the total shipper group relative to last quarter. Box and tank cars saw demand improvement relative to third-quarter 2022. Hoppers, gondolas and centerbeams declined relative to third-quarter 2022.

Cowen Insight: 4Q22 Shipper Surveys Say …

According to Cowen and Company’s recently conducted fourth-quarter 2022 Rail Equipment and Rail Shipper surveys, the demand for railcars remains strong, and rail-shipping pricing expectations ticked up sequentially. Details follow, plus insights on the Class I railroads, ahead of earnings.

Greenbrier President and CEO Lorie Tekorius

Greenbrier’s Tekorius: ‘Managing Through Near-Term Economic Uncertainty’

“Greenbrier’s business momentum continued in our fiscal first quarter, driven by a strong commercial performance that led to a book-to-bill of 1.2x,” Greenbrier President and CEO Lorie Tekorius reported on Jan. 6 for the quarter ended Nov. 30, 2022. “However, as new railcar production ramped, manufacturing margins were impacted by higher costs for outsourced parts, material shortages, supplier issues and lingering supply chain complications.”

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Cowen: Measuring Supply Chain Shifts

A COVID-induced supply chain spiral led to a logistical conundrum that forced shippers and executive teams to adapt to an ever-changing global environment. As the dust begins to settle, we, at Cowen Research, are taking a closer look at the more long-lasting changes across the supply chain and consumers. A multi-sector angle provides insight into the long-term impact for supply chains and beneficiaries of these shifts.