Throwback Thursday Story: Cummins Reveals $500 Million Milestone in Electrolyzer Orders Amid Robust Financial Performance

By September 7, 2023 3   min read  (464 words)

September 7, 2023 |

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Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI), a prominent global player in the hydrogen industry, has announced an impressive Q2 performance for 2023. With revenues touching $8.6 billion, marking a 31% increase from 2022, the report signifies robust growth in North America and international markets alike. A highlight of the announcement is the remarkable achievement of Accelera, Cummins’ electrolyzer manufacturing facility, reaching a milestone of backlog electrolyzer orders totaling over $500 million.

The Cummins Success Story: A Focus on Hydrogen Technology

During Q2, Cummins has shown exceptional advancement, especially in its hydrogen-related endeavors. Here’s an insight into the company’s progress:

Accelera’s Hydrogen Milestone

The quarter saw Accelera reach a backlog milestone in electrolyzer orders worth over $500 million. Located in Fridley, Minnesota, Accelera is Cummins’ first U.S. manufacturing location for electrolyzers, a vital technology for low- and no-carbon hydrogen production. The plant is initially dedicating 89,000 sq. ft. to electrolyzer production to address growing global demand.

This milestone aligns with Cummins’ broader efforts to capitalize on hydrogen as a key component of sustainable energy systems.

Strategic Agreements and Recognitions

In addition to the electrolyzer success, Cummins entered into a definitive agreement with Tata Motors Limited (TML) for manufacturing a variety of low- to zero-emissions technology products in India. The focus will be on hydrogen-powered engines and fuel cell systems through the Accelera™ by Cummins brand.

Cummins was also honored with a 2023 Energy Management Insight Award by the Clean Energy Ministerial, reinforcing its commitment to hydrogen technologies and clean energy solutions.

A Word from the Leadership

Jennifer Rumsey, Chair and CEO of Cummins, acknowledged the record revenues and solid profitability in the second quarter. “Strong demand across most of our key markets and regions resulted in record revenues and solid profitability for the company in the second quarter of 2023,” Rumsey said.

She further emphasized the company’s commitment to continuous growth, thanking Cummins’ employees for “ensuring quality products, strengthening our customer relationships, and navigating continued supply chain constraints.”

Financial Highlights

Key financial highlights for Q2 2023 include:

  • Net income: $720 million, or $5.05 per diluted share.
  • EBITDA: $1.3 billion, or 15.1% of sales.
  • Revenue guidance for 2023 maintained at 15 to 20%.

The Accelera Segment showed a 102% growth in sales, reflecting the increased demand for battery electric systems and electrolyzers.

Looking Forward: A Hydrogen-Focused Future

Cummins’ Q2 2023 results underline its leading role in the hydrogen industry. The company’s investment in Accelera and its strategic focus on hydrogen-powered technologies showcases its vision to shape the global energy landscape.

The company remains optimistic about the future, as Rumsey noted, “While we see demand remaining strong through 2023, Cummins will remain in a strong position to keep investing in future growth, bringing new technologies to customers as we advance our Destination Zero strategy, and returning cash to shareholders.”

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