Cat Financial reported second-quarter 2014 revenues of $728 million, an increase of $34 million, or 5 percent, compared with the second quarter of 2013. Second-quarter 2014 profit after tax was $146 million, a $35 million, or 32 percent, increase from the second quarter of 2013.
The increase in revenues was primarily due to a $36 million favorable impact from higher average earning assets.
Profit before income taxes was $206 million for the second quarter of 2014, compared with $158 million for the second quarter of 2013. The increase was primarily due to the absence of a $23 million currency loss in the second quarter of 2013, a $17 million favorable impact from higher average earning assets and a $16 million improvement on net yield on average earning assets.
The provision for income taxes reflects an estimated annual tax rate of 27 percent for the second quarters of both 2014 and 2013.
During the second quarter of 2014, retail new business volume was $3.44 billion, an increase of $56 million, or 2 percent, from the second quarter of 2013. The increase was primarily related to increases in sales of Cat equipment in North America, partially offset by decreases in Mining.
At the end of the second quarter of 2014, past dues were 2.63 percent, compared with 2.44 percent at the end of the first quarter of 2014, 2.37 percent at the end of 2013 and 2.64 percent at the end of the second quarter of 2013. The increase in past dues from the first quarter of 2014 and the end of 2013 reflects higher past dues in the Latin American, Asia/Pacific and European portfolios. Write-offs, net of recoveries, were $19 million for the second quarter of 2014, compared with $27 million for the second quarter of 2013.
As of June 30, 2014, Cat Financial's allowance for credit losses totaled $387 million or 1.27 percent of net finance receivables, compared with $373 million or 1.25 percent of net finance receivables as of March 31, 2014, $378 million or 1.30 percent of net finance receivables at year-end 2013 and $422 million or 1.46 percent of net finance receivables as of June 30, 2013.
“We are pleased with our continued solid performance in the second quarter driven by the continued growth in earning assets,” said Kent Adams, president of Cat Financial and vice president with responsibility for the Financial Products Division of Caterpillar Inc. “The global Cat Financial team remains focused on helping Caterpillar customers and Cat dealers succeed through financial services excellence.”
For over 30 years, Cat Financial, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc., has been providing financial service excellence to customers. The company offers a wide range of financing alternatives to customers and Cat® dealers for Cat machinery and engines, Solar® gas turbines and other equipment and marine vessels. Cat Financial has offices and subsidiaries located throughout North and South America, Asia, Australia and Europe, with its headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee.