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Commercial Vehicle Group Reports First Quarter 2009 Results

NEW ALBANY, Ohio, April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: CVGI) today reported revenues of $108.5 million for the first quarter ended March 31, 2009, compared to revenues of $197.0 million for the first quarter of 2008. Operating loss for the first quarter was ($18.4) million compared to operating income of $11.5 million for the first quarter of 2008. Net loss was ($19.4) million for the quarter, or ($0.89) per diluted share, compared to net income of $0.5 million, or $0.02 per diluted share, in the prior-year quarter. Fully diluted shares outstanding for the quarter were 21.7 million compared to 21.6 million for the prior-year period.

"Market conditions for the first quarter of this year have reduced our revenues by approximately 45 percent from the same period last year. This level of top line reduction requires aggressive cost containment actions which we are continuing to identify and put into place," said Mervin Dunn, President and Chief Executive Officer of Commercial Vehicle Group. "While our results were impacted in the first quarter due to the initial cost and timing of these actions, we are very pleased with our cash and liquidity position and we are optimistic about their positive impacts as we look toward the balance of this year and beyond," added Mr. Dunn.

Revenues for the quarter compared to the prior-year period decreased by approximately $88.5 million due primarily to the global economic recession impacting the Company's North American, European and Asian end markets. Included in the Company's results for the first quarter of 2009 is $1.7 million in restructuring charges relating to previously announced plant consolidations and closings, along with reductions in workforce.

Net debt (calculated as total debt less cash and cash equivalents) was $160.2 million at March 31, 2009, when compared to $157.6 million at December 31, 2008. Capital expenditures were $1.7 million, or 1.6% of revenues, for the three-month period ending March 31, 2009.

"The magnitude of these market condition changes makes them very difficult to overcome in short order. Thus our focus has been on immediate cost reduction actions and cash-based initiatives such as the elimination of fixed costs through restructuring actions, reduced capital spending, aggressive inventory reductions and overall working capital improvements," said Chad M. Utrup, Chief Financial Officer of Commercial Vehicle Group. "These actions are key drivers behind our success of achieving a neutral cash position through the first quarter of this year despite a $6.0 million bond interest payment and the cost of our new asset based loan agreement," added Mr. Utrup.

The Company is not providing revenue or earnings estimates; however, it does expect to comply with its financial covenant requirements for the full year 2009 at this time.

A conference call to review first quarter results is scheduled for Thursday, April 30, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. ET. To participate, dial (888) 680-0869 using access code 54733716. You can pre-register for the conference call and receive your pin number at:

    https://www.theconferencingservice.com/prereg/key.process?key=P46FFMHMF

This call is being webcast by Thomson/CCBN and can be accessed at Commercial Vehicle Group's Web site at www.cvgrp.com.

A replay of the conference call will be available for a period of two weeks following the call. To access the replay, dial (888) 286-8010 using access code 47691683.

About Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc.

Commercial Vehicle Group is a leading supplier of fully integrated system solutions for the global commercial vehicle market, including the heavy-duty truck market, the construction and agriculture market and the specialty and military transportation markets. The Company's products include suspension seat systems, interior trim systems, such as instrument and door panels, headliners, cabinetry, molded products and floor systems, cab structures and components, mirrors, wiper systems, electronic wiring harness assemblies and controls and switches specifically designed for applications in commercial vehicle cabs. The Company is headquartered in New Albany, OH with operations throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Information about the Company and its products is available on the internet at www.cvgrp.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. These statements often include words such as "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "estimate," or similar expressions. In particular, this press release may contain forward-looking statements about Company estimates for future periods with respect to financial covenant compliance or other financial information. These statements are based on certain assumptions that the Company has made in light of its experience in the industry as well as its perspective on historical trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other factors it believes are appropriate under the circumstances. Actual results may differ materially from the anticipated results because of certain risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to: (i) ) general economic or business conditions affecting the markets in which the Company serves; (ii) the Company's ability to develop or successfully introduce new products; (iii) risks associated with conducting business in foreign countries and currencies; (iv) increased competition in the heavy-duty truck market; (v) the impact of changes in governmental regulations on the Company's customers or on its business; (vi) the loss of business from a major customer or the discontinuation of particular commercial vehicle platforms; and (vii) various other risks as outlined under the heading "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for fiscal year ending December 31, 2008. There can be no assurance that statements made in this press release relating to future events will be achieved. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements to reflect changed assumptions, the occurrence of unanticipated events or changes to future operating results over time. All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to the Company or persons acting on behalf of the Company are expressly qualified in their entirety by such cautionary statements.


    COMMERCIAL VEHICLE GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
    CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
    (Amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)



                                                      Three Months Ended
                                                           March 31,
                                                     2009             2008
                                                 (unaudited)      (unaudited)

    REVENUES                                      $108,530         $197,004

    COST OF REVENUES                               111,779          176,239

         Gross (Loss) Profit                        (3,249)          20,765

    SELLING, GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE
     EXPENSES                                       13,343           15,018

    AMORTIZATION EXPENSE                                97              345

    GAIN ON SALE OF LONG LIVED ASSET                     -           (6,075)

    RESTRUCTURING COSTS                              1,712                -

         Operating (Loss) Income                   (18,401)          11,477

    OTHER (INCOME) EXPENSE                          (4,892)           9,698

    INTEREST EXPENSE                                 3,644            3,907

    LOSS ON EARLY EXTINGUISHMENT OF DEBT               795                -

          Loss Before Provision for Income Taxes   (17,948)          (2,128)

    PROVISION (BENEFIT) FOR INCOME TAXES             1,456           (2,600)

          Net (Loss) Income                       $(19,404)            $472

    (LOSS) EARNINGS PER COMMON SHARE:
     Basic                                          $(0.89)           $0.02
     Diluted                                        $(0.89)           $0.02
    WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING:
     Basic                                          21,746           21,537
     Diluted                                        21,746           21,641


    COMMERCIAL VEHICLE GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
    CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
    (Amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)



                                                     March 31,  December 31,
                                                       2009         2008
                                                   (unaudited)  (unaudited)
                           ASSETS
    CURRENT ASSETS:
     Cash and cash equivalents                          $5,350       $7,310
     Accounts receivable, net                           71,754      100,898
     Inventories, net                                   71,238       90,782
     Prepaid expenses                                   16,619       20,428
     Total current assets                              164,961      219,418
    PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT, net                  86,899       90,392
    INTANGIBLE ASSETS, net                              34,514       34,610
    OTHER ASSETS, net                                   12,989       10,341
              TOTAL ASSETS                            $299,363     $354,761

          LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' INVESTMENT

    CURRENT LIABILITIES:
     Current maturities of long-term debt              $15,537          $81
     Accounts payable                                   47,494       73,451
     Accrued liabilities, other                         36,228       43,417
     Total current liabilities                          99,259      116,949
    LONG-TERM DEBT, net of current
     maturities                                        150,014      164,814
    PENSION AND OTHER POST-RETIREMENT
     BENEFITS                                           19,847       19,885
    OTHER LONG-TERM LIABILITIES                          6,525        9,171
     Total liabilities                                 275,645      310,819
    COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
    STOCKHOLDERS' INVESTMENT:
     Common stock, $0.01 par value per share;
      30,000,000 shares
     authorized; 21,746,415 shares issued and
      outstanding                                          217          217
     Treasury stock purchased from employees;
      46,474 shares                                       (455)        (455)
     Additional paid-in capital                        181,619      180,848
     Retained (loss) earnings                         (137,715)    (118,311)
     Accumulated other comprehensive loss              (19,948)     (18,357)
          Total stockholders' investment                23,718       43,942
              TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS'
               INVESTMENT                             $299,363     $354,761

SOURCE  Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc.

    -0-                           04/29/2009
    /CONTACT:  John Hyre, Investor Relations, Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc.,
+1-614-289-5157/
    /Web Site:  http://www.cvgrp.com /
    (CVGI)

CO:  Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc.

ST:  Ohio
IN:  AUT
SU:  ERN CCA

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