Cummins’ second-quarter revenues drop from ’15

COLUMBUS, Ind.– Cummins Inc.’s second-quarter revenues of $4.5 billion decreased 10 percent from the same quarter last year, the company reported this morning. Second-quarter revenues were $5 billion in 2015.

Net income also dropped to $406 million ($2.40 per diluted share) from $471 million ($2.62 per diluted share) compared to the same April-through-June period last year.

Lower truck production in North America and weak global demand for off-highway and power generation equipment were the most significant drivers of the decline in sales. Currency negatively impacted revenues by approximately 1 percent compared to last year, primarily due to a stronger U.S. dollar, Cummins said in a news release.

Cummins said it expects full-year 2016 revenues to be down 8 to 10 percent, lower than its previous guidance of down 5 to 9 percent primarily due to a lower outlook for North America truck production and weaker demand in global off-highway markets.

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