Ferrari meets Q2 earnings expectations but pulls back on 2020 forecast amid coronavirus pandemic (RACE)

  • Ferrari met analysts’ expectations for Q2 earnings, but provided a weaker forecast for 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Q2 revenues declined 42% versus Q2 2019, and Ferrari shipped half as many vehicles in the quarter as it did in Q2 last year.
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Italian luxury carmaker Ferrari trimmed its sales forecasts for this year on Monday, after reporting decreasing, albeit in line with expectations, core earnings in the second quarter due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The ‘Cavallino Rampante’, or ‘Prancing Horse’, said its adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) would come in between 1.075 billion euros ($1.26 billion)and 1.125 billion euros this year.

That compare with the already-cut guidance it provided in May for an adjusted EBITDA between 1.05-1.20 billion euros.

In a statement, Ferrari said total shipments of “1,389 units” in the quarter were “halved versus prior year, as a result of both production and delivery suspensions.”

Revenue for Q2 declined 42%.

Milan-listed shares in Ferrari were down 0.6% at 1135 GMT, after rising up to 2.2% before results were released.

On the NYSE, shares were flat in premarket trading, at $182.

(Reuters reporting by Giulio Piovaccari, editing by Stephen Jewkes)

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