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Howmet Aerospace Reports First Quarter 2022 Results

May 3, 2022

First Quarter 2022 Revenue and EPS Exceeded Guidance, $175 Million Share Repurchases

Increased Full Year 2022 Adjusted EPS Guidance1

PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Howmet Aerospace (NYSE:HWM):

First Quarter 2022 Highlights

  • Revenue of $1.32 billion, up 10% year over year
  • Net income of $131 million, or $0.31 per share, versus $80 million, or $0.18 per share, in the first quarter 2021
  • Net income excluding special items of $132 million, or $0.31 per share, versus $96 million, or $0.22 per share, in the first quarter 2021
  • Adjusted EBITDA excluding special items of $300 million, up 9% year over year
  • Generated $55 million cash from operations; ($7 million) of free cash flow; $194 million of cash used for financing activities; and $61 million of cash used for investing activities
  • Cash balance at end of quarter of $522 million; $175 million of common stock repurchases

2022 Guidance1

Q2 2022 Guidance

 

FY 2022 Guidance

Low

Midpoint

High

 

Low

Midpoint

High

Revenue

$1.350B

$1.370B

$1.390B

 

$5.560B

$5.640B

$5.720B

Adj. EBITDA*

$302M

$310M

$318M

 

$1.265B

$1.300B

$1.335B

Adj. EBITDA Margin*

22.4%

22.6%

22.9%

 

22.8%

23.0%

23.3%

Adj. Earnings per Share*

$0.31

$0.32

$0.33

 

$1.33

$1.39

$1.45

Free Cash Flow

 

 

 

 

$575M

$625M

$675M

* Excluding Special Items

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1 Reconciliations of the forward-looking non-GAAP measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures, as well as the directly comparable GAAP measures, are not available without unreasonable efforts due to the variability and complexity of the charges and other components excluded from the non-GAAP measures – for further detail, see “2022 Guidance” below.

Key Announcements

  • In the first quarter 2022, Howmet Aerospace repurchased approximately 5 million shares for $175 million at an average price of $34 per share. As of April 1, 2022, total share repurchase authorization available was $1.172 billion.
  • On February 25, 2022, the Company paid a quarterly dividend of $0.02 per share on outstanding common stock. The Company also declared a quarterly dividend of $0.02 per share on outstanding common stock to be paid on May 25, 2022.
  • On April 27, 2022, Moody’s upgraded Howmet Aerospace’s long-term debt rating to Ba1 from Ba2, and affirmed the current outlook as stable.

Howmet Aerospace (NYSE:HWM) today reported first quarter 2022 results. The Company reported first quarter 2022 revenues of $1.32 billion, up 10% year over year, primarily driven by growth in the commercial aerospace market and an increase in material cost pass through, partially offset by declines in the defense aerospace market.

Howmet Aerospace reported net income of $131 million, or $0.31 per share, in the first quarter 2022 versus net income of $80 million, or $0.18 per share, in the first quarter 2021. Net income excluding special items was $132 million, or $0.31 per share, in the first quarter 2022, versus $96 million, or $0.22 per share, in the first quarter 2021.

First quarter 2022 Adjusted EBITDA excluding special items was $300 million, up 9% year over year. The year-over-year increase was driven by growth in the commercial aerospace market and productivity gains, partially offset by declines in the defense aerospace market as well as an increase in material costs and other inflationary costs. Adjusted EBITDA margin, excluding special items, was flat year over year at 22.7% while passing through approximately $40 million of additional material costs year over year.

Howmet Aerospace Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer John Plant said, “Howmet Aerospace delivered a healthy start to 2022. First quarter 2022 revenue increased 10% year over year and exceeded the high end of our guidance range. Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin were in line with guidance and Adjusted EPS exceeded guidance, up 41% year over year. The team delivered solid margins including material and other inflationary cost pass through.”

Mr. Plant continued, “The revenue outlook continues to show improvement. Airline load factors continue to improve in North America and Europe, supporting higher commercial narrow body aircraft production rates. While 2022 is a transition year for Howmet’s defense aerospace growth following last year’s updated F-35 build rate forecast, we expect the defense aerospace market to resume growth in 2023. The commercial transportation and industrial gas turbine markets should also continue growth as we progress through 2022.”

“Strong free cash flow performance and a solid balance sheet put Howmet Aerospace in a position of strength. We ended the first quarter 2022 with approximately $522 million of cash, including the impact of $175 million in common stock repurchases. We continue to expect free cash flow conversion of adjusted net income excluding special items to be approximately 110% in full year 2022.”

First Quarter 2022 Segment Performance

Engine Products

Engine Products reported revenue of $631 million, an increase of 18% year over year, driven by growth in the commercial aerospace and industrial gas turbine markets, partially offset by declines in the defense aerospace market. Segment Adjusted EBITDA was $173 million, up 31% year over year, driven by favorable sales volumes in the commercial aerospace and industrial gas turbine markets as well as strong productivity gains, partially offset by volume declines in the defense aerospace market. The segment added approximately 325 headcount in the quarter, which brings the total headcount added since Q1 2021 to approximately 1,275. Segment Adjusted EBITDA margin increased approximately 270 basis points year over year to 27.4%.

Fastening Systems

Fastening Systems reported revenue of $264 million, a decrease of 3% year over year due to declines in the defense aerospace market, partly offset by growth in the commercial transportation market. Commercial aerospace revenue in this segment was flat year over year, with narrow body recovery offset by Boeing 787 production declines. Segment Adjusted EBITDA was $56 million, down 2% year over year, driven by volume declines in the defense aerospace market, Boeing 787 production declines, and inflationary costs, partially offset by favorable sales volumes in the narrow body commercial aerospace and commercial transportation markets. The segment added approximately 135 headcount in the quarter in anticipation of future revenue increases. Segment Adjusted EBITDA margin increased approximately 20 basis points year over year to 21.2%.

Engineered Structures

Engineered Structures reported revenue of $182 million, an increase of 3% year over year due to commercial aerospace revenue driven by narrow body recovery, partially offset by Boeing 787 production declines and declines in the defense aerospace market. Segment Adjusted EBITDA was $23 million, up 5% year over year, driven by growth in the commercial aerospace market, partially offset by volume declines in the defense aerospace market as well as inflationary costs. Segment Adjusted EBITDA margin increased approximately 10 basis points year over year to 12.6%.

Forged Wheels

Forged Wheels reported revenue of $247 million, an increase of 9% year over year due to higher material prices, partially offset by a 7% decline in volumes due to customer supply chain constraints. Segment Adjusted EBITDA was $67 million, down 16% year over year, driven by volume decreases due to customer supply chain constraints and unfavorable foreign currency. Segment Adjusted EBITDA margin decreased approximately 810 basis points year over year to 27.1% including the impact of higher material cost pass through and reduced volumes.

Repurchased Approximately 5 Million Shares in First Quarter 2022

In the first quarter 2022, Howmet Aerospace repurchased approximately 5 million shares for approximately $175 million at an average price of $34 per share. As of April 1, 2022, total share repurchase authorization available was $1.172 billion.

Common Stock Dividends

On February 25, 2022, the Company paid a quarterly dividend of $0.02 per share on outstanding common stock. On April 21, 2022, the Company also declared a quarterly dividend of $0.02 per share on outstanding common stock to be paid on May 25, 2022 to holders of record at the close of business on May 6, 2022.

Company credit rating upgraded by Moody’s to Ba1 from Ba2

On April 27, 2022, Moody’s upgraded Howmet Aerospace’s long-term debt rating to Ba1 from Ba2, and affirmed the current outlook as stable.

2022 Guidance

Q2 2022 Guidance

 

FY 2022 Guidance

Low

Midpoint

High

 

Low

Midpoint

High

Revenue

$1.350B

$1.370B

$1.390B

 

$5.560B

$5.640B

$5.720B

Adj. EBITDA1, 2

$302M

$310M

$318M

 

$1.265B

$1.300B

$1.335B

Adj. EBITDA Margin1, 2

22.4%

22.6%

22.9%

 

22.8%

23.0%

23.3%

Adj. Earnings per Share1, 2

$0.31

$0.32

$0.33

 

$1.33

$1.39

$1.45

Free Cash Flow2

 

 

 

 

$575M

$625M

$675M

1 Excluding Special Items

2 Reconciliations of the forward-looking non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures, as well as the directly comparable GAAP measures, are not available without unreasonable efforts due to the variability and complexity of the charges and other components excluded from the non-GAAP measures, such as the effects of foreign currency movements, gains or losses on sales of assets, taxes, and any future restructuring or impairment charges. In addition, there is inherent variability already included in the GAAP measures, including, but not limited to, price/mix and volume. Howmet Aerospace believes such reconciliations would imply a degree of precision that would be confusing or misleading to investors.

Howmet Aerospace will hold its quarterly conference call at 10:00 AM Eastern Time on Tuesday, May 3, 2022. The call will be webcast via www.howmet.com. The press release and presentation materials will be available at approximately 7:00 AM ET on May 3, via the “Investors” section of the Howmet Aerospace website. A link to the press release will also be available via Howmet Aerospace’s Twitter handle @HowmetAerospace at https://twitter.com/howmetaerospace.

About Howmet Aerospace

Howmet Aerospace Inc., headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a leading global provider of advanced engineered solutions for the aerospace and transportation industries. The Company’s primary businesses focus on jet engine components, aerospace fastening systems, and titanium structural parts necessary for mission-critical performance and efficiency in aerospace and defense applications, as well as forged aluminum wheels for commercial transportation. With nearly 1,150 granted and pending patents, the Company’s differentiated technologies enable lighter, more fuel-efficient aircraft to operate with a lower carbon footprint. For more information, visit www.howmet.com. Follow: LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.

Dissemination of Company Information

Howmet Aerospace intends to make future announcements regarding Company developments and financial performance through its website at www.howmet.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains statements that relate to future events and expectations and as such constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include those containing such words as "anticipates," "believes," "could," "estimates," "expects," "forecasts," "goal," "guidance," "intends," "may," "outlook," "plans," "projects," "seeks," "sees," "should," "targets," "will," "would," or other words of similar meaning. All statements that reflect Howmet Aerospace’s expectations, assumptions or projections about the future, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements, forecasts and outlook relating to the condition of end markets; future financial results or operating performance; future strategic actions; Howmet Aerospace's strategies, outlook, and business and financial prospects; and any future dividends and repurchases of its debt or equity securities. These statements reflect beliefs and assumptions that are based on Howmet Aerospace’s perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors Howmet Aerospace believes are appropriate in the circumstances. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by these statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: (a) uncertainty of the duration, extent and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Howmet Aerospace’s business, results of operations, and financial condition; (b) deterioration in global economic and financial market conditions generally (including as a result of COVID-19 and its effects, among other things, on global supply, demand, and distribution disruptions); (c) unfavorable changes in the markets served by Howmet Aerospace; (d) the impact of potential cyber attacks and information technology or data security breaches; (e) the loss of significant customers or adverse changes in customers’ business or financial conditions; (f) manufacturing difficulties or other issues that impact product performance, quality or safety; (g) inability of suppliers to meet obligations due to supply chain disruptions or otherwise; (h) the inability to achieve revenue growth, cash generation, cost savings, restructuring plans, cost reductions, improvement in profitability, or strengthening of competitiveness and operations anticipated or targeted; (i) inability to meet increased demand, production targets or commitments; (j) competition from new product offerings, disruptive technologies or other developments; (k) geopolitical, economic, and regulatory risks relating to Howmet Aerospace’s global operations, including geopolitical and diplomatic tensions, instabilities and conflicts, as well as compliance with U.S. and foreign trade and tax laws, sanctions, embargoes and other regulations; (l) the outcome of contingencies, including legal proceedings, government or regulatory investigations, and environmental remediation, which can expose Howmet Aerospace to substantial costs and liabilities; (m) failure to comply with government contracting regulations; (n) adverse changes in discount rates or investment returns on pension assets; and (o) the other risk factors summarized in Howmet Aerospace’s Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021 and other reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Market projections are subject to the risks discussed above and other risks in the market. The statements in this release are made as of the date of this release, even if subsequently made available by Howmet Aerospace on its website or otherwise. Howmet Aerospace disclaims any intention or obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements, whether in response to new information, future events, or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Some of the information included in this release is derived from Howmet Aerospace’s consolidated financial information but is not presented in Howmet Aerospace’s financial statements prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (GAAP). Certain of these data are considered “non-GAAP financial measures” under SEC rules. These non-GAAP financial measures supplement our GAAP disclosures and should not be considered an alternative to the GAAP measure. Reconciliations to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures and management’s rationale for the use of the non-GAAP financial measures can be found in the schedules to this release.

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Howmet Aerospace Inc. and subsidiaries

Statement of Consolidated Operations (unaudited)

(in U.S. dollar millions, except per-share and share amounts)

 

 

Quarter ended

 

March 31, 2022

 

December 31, 2021

 

March 31, 2021

Sales

$

1,324

 

$

1,285

 

$

1,209

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of goods sold (exclusive of expenses below)

 

950

 

 

 

938

 

 

 

873

 

Selling, general administrative, and other expenses

 

69

 

 

 

61

 

 

 

65

 

Research and development expenses

 

7

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

5

 

Provision for depreciation and amortization

 

66

 

 

 

67

 

 

 

68

 

Restructuring and other charges(1)

 

2

 

 

 

68

 

 

 

9

 

Operating income

 

230

 

 

 

147

 

 

 

189

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss on debt redemption

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

Interest expense, net

 

58

 

 

 

58

 

 

 

72

 

Other expense, net

 

1

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income before income taxes

 

171

 

 

 

78

 

 

 

113

 

Provision for income taxes

 

40

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

33

 

Net income

$

131

 

 

$

77

 

 

$

80

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amounts Attributable to Howmet Aerospace Common Shareholders:

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per share - Basic(2)(3):

 

 

 

 

 

Net income per share

$

0.31

 

 

$

0.18

 

 

$

0.18

 

Average number of shares(3)(4)

 

418,872,181

 

 

 

425,660,650

 

 

 

433,598,797

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per share - Diluted(2)(3):

 

 

 

 

 

Net income per share

$

0.31

 

 

$

0.18

 

 

$

0.18

 

Average number of shares(4)

 

424,747,801

 

 

 

431,460,887

 

 

 

439,337,643

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock outstanding at the end of the period

 

417,622,524

 

 

 

421,691,912

 

 

 

434,081,077

 

 

(1) Restructuring and other charges for the quarter ended March 31, 2022 included other exit costs, pension settlement charges, and severance reversals. Restructuring and other charges for the quarter ended December 31, 2021 included pension settlement charges, severance costs, asset impairments, gain on sale of assets, and other exit costs. Restructuring and other charges for the quarter ended March 31, 2021 included severance costs, asset impairments, pension settlement charges, and other exit costs.

(2) In order to calculate both basic and diluted earnings per share, preferred stock dividends declared of $1 for the quarters ended March 31, 2022, December 31, 2021, and March 31, 2021 need to be subtracted from Net income.

(3) For the quarters presented, the difference between the diluted average number of shares and the basic average number of shares related to share equivalents associated with outstanding employee stock options and awards.

(4) Basic and diluted average number of shares and common stock outstanding at the end of the period for the quarters ended March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021 do not reflect the full impact of the share repurchases made at different times during the first quarter of 2022 and fourth quarter of 2021, respectively.

Howmet Aerospace Inc. and subsidiaries

Consolidated Balance Sheet (unaudited)

(in U.S. dollar millions)

 

 

March 31, 2022

 

December 31, 2021

Assets

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

520

 

 

$

720

 

Receivables from customers, less allowances of $1 in 2022 and $— in 2021

 

479

 

 

 

367

 

Other receivables(1)

 

50

 

 

 

53

 

Inventories

 

1,483

 

 

 

1,402

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

250

 

 

 

195

 

Total current assets

 

2,782

 

 

 

2,737

 

Properties, plants, and equipment, net

 

2,400

 

 

 

2,467

 

Goodwill

 

4,053

 

 

 

4,067

 

Deferred income taxes

 

149

 

 

 

184

 

Intangibles, net

 

543

 

 

 

549

 

Other noncurrent assets

 

202

 

 

 

215

 

Total assets

$

10,129

 

 

$

10,219

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

Accounts payable, trade

$

777

 

 

$

732

 

Accrued compensation and retirement costs

 

172

 

 

 

198

 

Taxes, including income taxes

 

63

 

 

 

61

 

Accrued interest payable

 

69

 

 

 

74

 

Other current liabilities

 

171

 

 

 

183

 

Short-term debt

 

3

 

 

 

5

 

Total current liabilities

 

1,255

 

 

 

1,253

 

Long-term debt, less amount due within one year

 

4,228

 

 

 

4,227

 

Accrued pension benefits

 

746

 

 

 

771

 

Accrued other postretirement benefits

 

152

 

 

 

153

 

Other noncurrent liabilities and deferred credits

 

291

 

 

 

307

 

Total liabilities

 

6,672

 

 

 

6,711

 

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

Howmet Aerospace shareholders’ equity:

 

 

 

Preferred stock

 

55

 

 

 

55

 

Common stock

 

418

 

 

 

422

 

Additional capital

 

4,123

 

 

 

4,291

 

Retained earnings

 

725

 

 

 

603

 

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

(1,864

)

 

 

(1,863

)

Total equity

 

3,457

 

 

 

3,508

 

Total liabilities and equity

$

10,129

 

 

$

10,219

 

 

(1) As of both March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, there was no deferred purchase program receivable included in Other receivables in the Consolidated Balance Sheet.

Howmet Aerospace and subsidiaries

Statement of Consolidated Cash Flows (unaudited)

(in U.S. dollar millions)

 

 

Three months ended March 31,

 

2022

 

2021

Operating activities

 

 

 

Net income

$

131

 

 

$

80

 

Adjustments to reconcile net income to cash provided from (used for) operations:

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

66

 

 

 

68

 

Deferred income taxes

 

28

 

 

 

10

 

Restructuring and other charges

 

2

 

 

 

9

 

Net loss from investing activities—asset sales

 

3

 

 

 

3

 

Net periodic pension cost

 

6

 

 

 

4

 

Stock-based compensation

 

11

 

 

 

6

 

Other

 

22

 

 

 

14

 

Changes in assets and liabilities, excluding effects of acquisitions, divestitures, and foreign currency translation adjustments:

 

 

 

Increase in receivables

 

(123

)

 

 

(144

)

(Increase) decrease in inventories

 

(87

)

 

 

20

 

Decrease in prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

5

 

 

 

23

 

Increase in accounts payable, trade

 

68

 

 

 

26

 

Decrease in accrued expenses

 

(54

)

 

 

(92

)

Increase in taxes, including income taxes

 

6

 

 

 

12

 

Pension contributions

 

(11

)

 

 

(29

)

Increase in noncurrent assets

 

(1

)

 

 

(2

)

Decrease in noncurrent liabilities

 

(17

)

 

 

(14

)

Cash provided from (used for) operations

 

55

 

 

 

(6

)

Financing Activities

 

 

 

Net change in short-term borrowings (original maturities of three months or less)

 

(3

)

 

 

(2

)

Payments on debt (original maturities greater than three months)(1)

 

 

 

 

(361

)

Debt issuance costs

 

 

 

 

(1

)

Repurchase of common stock

 

(175

)

 

 

 

Proceeds from exercise of employee stock options

 

7

 

 

 

8

 

Dividends paid to shareholders

 

(9

)

 

 

(1

)

Other

 

(14

)

 

 

(11

)

Cash used for financing activities

 

(194

)

 

 

(368

)

Investing Activities

 

 

 

Capital expenditures

 

(62

)

 

 

(55

)

Proceeds from the sale of assets and businesses

 

1

 

 

 

 

Cash receipts from sold receivables

 

 

 

 

57

 

Other

 

 

 

 

1

 

Cash (used for) provided from investing activities

 

(61

)

 

 

3

 

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

 

 

 

 

(1

)

Net change in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

 

(200

)

 

 

(372

)

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of year

 

722

 

 

 

1,611

 

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period

$

522

 

 

$

1,239

 

 

(1) The use of cash from financing activities in 2021 was related to the repayment of the aggregate outstanding principal amount of the 5.400% Notes due 2021 of approximately $361.

Howmet Aerospace Inc. and subsidiaries

Segment Information (unaudited)

(in U.S. dollar millions)

 

 

1Q21

2Q21

3Q21

4Q21

2021

1Q22

Engine Products

 

 

 

 

 

 

Third-party sales

$

534

 

$

544

 

$

599

 

$

605

 

$

2,282

 

$

631

 

Inter-segment sales

$

1

 

$

1

 

$

1

 

$

1

 

$

4

 

$

1

 

Provision for depreciation and amortization

$

31

 

$

30

 

$

31

 

$

32

 

$

124

 

$

31

 

Segment Adjusted EBITDA

$

132

 

$

130

 

$

151

 

$

151

 

$

564

 

$

173

 

Segment Adjusted EBITDA Margin

 

24.7

%

 

23.9

%

 

25.2

%

 

25.0

%

 

24.7

%

 

27.4

%

Restructuring and other charges

$

5

 

$

5

 

$

5

 

$

59

 

$

74

 

$

3

 

Capital expenditures

$

11

 

$

16

 

$

21

 

$

26

 

$

74

 

$

27

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fastening Systems

 

 

 

 

 

 

Third-party sales

$

272

 

$

262

 

$

254

 

$

256

 

$

1,044

 

$

264

 

Inter-segment sales

$

 

$

 

$

 

$

 

$

 

$

 

Provision for depreciation and amortization

$

12

 

$

13

 

$

12

 

$

12

 

$

49

 

$

12

 

Segment Adjusted EBITDA

$

57

 

$

63

 

$

59

 

$

60

 

$

239

 

$

56

 

Segment Adjusted EBITDA Margin

 

21.0

%

 

24.0

%

 

23.2

%

 

23.4

%

 

22.9

%

 

21.2

%

Restructuring and other charges (credits)

$

2

 

$

3

 

$

3

 

$

(8

)

$

 

$

(3

)

Capital expenditures

$

5

 

$

9

 

$

8

 

$

20

 

$

42

 

$

15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Engineered Structures

 

 

 

 

 

 

Third-party sales

$

176

 

$

160

 

$

199

 

$

190

 

$

725

 

$

182

 

Inter-segment sales

$

1

 

$

2

 

$

1

 

$

2

 

$

6

 

$

1

 

Provision for depreciation and amortization

$

12

 

$

13

 

$

12

 

$

12

 

$

49

 

$

12

 

Segment Adjusted EBITDA

$

22

 

$

24

 

$

26

 

$

31

 

$

103

 

$

23

 

Segment Adjusted EBITDA Margin

 

12.5

%

 

15.0

%

 

13.1

%

 

16.3

%

 

14.2

%

 

12.6

%

Restructuring and other charges

$

1

 

$

 

$

 

$

15

 

$

16

 

$

2

 

Capital expenditures

$

5

 

$

5

 

$

3

 

$

8

 

$

21

 

$

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forged Wheels

 

 

 

 

 

 

Third-party sales

$

227

 

$

229

 

$

231

 

$

234

 

$

921

 

$

247

 

Inter-segment sales

$

 

$

 

$

 

$

 

$

 

$

 

Provision for depreciation and amortization

$

10

 

$

9

 

$

10

 

$

10

 

$

39

 

$

10

 

Segment Adjusted EBITDA

$

80

 

$

70

 

$

72

 

$

72

 

$

294

 

$

67

 

Segment Adjusted EBITDA Margin

 

35.2

%

 

30.6

%

 

31.2

%

 

30.8

%

 

31.9

%

 

27.1

%

Restructuring and other charges

$

 

$

 

$

 

$

 

$

 

$

 

Capital expenditures

$

9

 

$

13

 

$

15

 

$

8

 

$

45

 

$

9

 

 

Differences between the total segment and consolidated totals are in Corporate.

Howmet Aerospace Inc. and subsidiaries

Segment Information (unaudited)

(in U.S dollar millions)

Reconciliation of Total Segment Adjusted EBITDA to Consolidated Income Before Income Taxes

 

1Q21

2Q21

3Q21

4Q21

2021

1Q22

Income before income taxes

$

113

$

110

$

23

$

78

$

324

$

171

Loss on debt redemption

 

 

 

23

 

 

118

 

 

5

 

 

146

 

 

 

Interest expense, net

 

72

 

 

66

 

 

63

 

 

58

 

 

259

 

 

58

 

Other expense, net

 

4

 

 

8

 

 

1

 

 

6

 

 

19

 

 

1

 

Operating income

$

189

 

$

207

 

$

205

 

$

147

 

$

748

 

$

230

 

Segment provision for depreciation and amortization

 

65

 

 

65

 

 

65

 

 

66

 

 

261

 

 

65

 

Unallocated amounts:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Restructuring and other charges

 

9

 

 

5

 

 

8

 

 

68

 

 

90

 

 

2

 

Corporate expense(1)

 

28

 

 

10

 

 

30

 

 

33

 

 

101

 

 

22

 

Total Segment Adjusted EBITDA

$

291

 

$

287

 

$

308

 

$

314

 

$

1,200

 

$

319

 

 

Total Segment Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure. Management believes that this measure is meaningful to investors because Total Segment Adjusted EBITDA provides additional information with respect to the operating performance and the Company’s ability to meet its financial obligations. The Total Segment Adjusted EBITDA presented may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies. Howmet’s definition of Total Segment Adjusted EBITDA (Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization) is net margin plus an add-back for depreciation and amortization. Net margin is equivalent to Sales minus the following items: Cost of goods sold; Selling, general administrative, and other expenses; Research and development expenses; and Provision for depreciation and amortization. Special items, including Restructuring and other charges, are also excluded from net margin and Segment Adjusted EBITDA. Differences between the total segment and consolidated totals are in Corporate.

 

(1) For the quarter ended March 31, 2021, Corporate expense included $10 of costs related to fires at two plants, net of reimbursement. For the quarter ended June 30, 2021, Corporate expense included ($4) of reimbursement related to legal and advisory charges and ($3) of net reimbursement related to fires at two plants. For the quarter ended September 30, 2021, Corporate expense included $10 of costs associated with closures, shutdowns, and other items and $1 of costs related to fires at two plants, net of reimbursement. For the quarter ended December 31, 2021, Corporate expense included $25 of costs associated with closures, shutdowns, and other items and ($11) of net reimbursement related to fires at two plants. For the quarter ended March 31, 2022, Corporate expense included $5 of costs related to fires at two plants and ($3) of reimbursement related to legal and advisory charges.

Howmet Aerospace Inc. and subsidiaries

Calculation of Financial Measures (unaudited), continued

(in U.S. dollars millions)

 

Free cash flow

Quarter ended

March 31, 2022

Cash provided from operations

$

55

 

Capital expenditures

 

(62

)

Free cash flow

$

(7

)

 

The Accounts Receivable Securitization program remains unchanged at $250 outstanding.

 

Free cash flow is a non-GAAP financial measure. Management believes that this measure is meaningful to investors because management reviews cash flows generated from operations after taking into consideration capital expenditures (due to the fact that these expenditures are considered necessary to maintain and expand the Company's asset base and are expected to generate future cash flows from operations). It is important to note that Free cash flow does not represent the residual cash flow available for discretionary expenditures since other non-discretionary expenditures, such as mandatory debt service requirements, are not deducted from the measure.

Howmet Aerospace Inc. and subsidiaries

Calculation of Financial Measures (unaudited), continued

(in U.S. dollar millions, except per-share and share amounts)

 

Net income excluding Special items

Quarter ended

March 31, 2021

 

December 31, 2021

 

March 31, 2022

Net income

$

80

 

 

$

77

 

 

$

131

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted earnings per share (EPS)

$

0.18

 

 

$

0.18

 

 

$

0.31

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special items:

 

 

 

 

 

Restructuring and other charges

 

9

 

 

 

68

 

 

 

2

 

Discrete tax items(1)

 

(1

)

 

 

18

 

 

 

(2

)

Other special items

 

 

 

 

 

Debt tender fees and related costs

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

Plant fire costs (reimbursements), net

 

10

 

 

 

(11

)

 

 

5

 

Legal and other advisory reimbursements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(3

)

Costs associated with closures, shutdowns, and other items

 

 

 

 

25

 

 

 

 

Other tax items

 

(3

)

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

Total Other special items

 

7

 

 

 

21

 

 

 

2

 

Tax impact(2)

 

1

 

 

 

(54

)

 

 

(1

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income excluding Special items

$

96

 

 

$

130

 

 

$

132

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted EPS excluding Special items

$

0.22

 

 

$

0.30

 

 

$

0.31

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average number of shares - diluted EPS excluding Special items

 

439,337,643

 

 

 

431,460,887

 

 

 

424,747,801

 

 

Net income excluding Special items and Diluted EPS excluding Special items are non-GAAP financial measures. Management believes that these measures are meaningful to investors because management reviews the operating results of the Company excluding the impacts of Restructuring and other charges, Discrete tax items, and Other special items (collectively, “Special items”). There can be no assurances that additional Special items will not occur in future periods. To compensate for this limitation, management believes that it is appropriate to consider both Net income determined under GAAP as well as Net income excluding Special items.

 

(1) Discrete tax items for each period included the following:

  • for the quarter ended March 31, 2021, a net benefit for other items ($1);
  • for the quarter ended December 31, 2021, a charge related to valuation allowance adjustments $12, a charge related to prior year earnings distributed or no longer considered permanently reinvested $9, and a net benefit for other items ($3); and
  • for the quarter ended March 31, 2022, a net benefit for other items ($2).

(2) The tax impact on Special items is based on the applicable statutory rates whereby the difference between such rates and the Company’s consolidated estimated annual effective tax rate is itself a Special item.

Howmet Aerospace Inc. and subsidiaries

Calculation of Financial Measures (unaudited), continued

(in U.S. dollar millions)

 

Operational Tax Rate

Quarter ended March 31, 2022

As reported

 

Special
items(1)(2)

 

As adjusted

Income before income taxes

$

171

 

 

$

4

 

$

175

 

Provision for income taxes

$

40

 

 

$

3

 

 

$

43

 

Operational tax rate

 

23.4

%

 

 

 

 

24.6

%

 

Operational tax rate is a non-GAAP financial measure. Management believes that this measure is meaningful to investors because management reviews the operating results of the Company excluding the impacts of Special items. There can be no assurances that additional Special items will not occur in future periods. To compensate for this limitation, management believes that it is appropriate to consider both the Effective tax rate determined under GAAP as well as the Operational tax rate.

 

(1) Special items for the quarter ended March 31, 2022 include $5 costs related to fires at two plants and Restructuring and other charges $2, partially offset by ($3) reimbursement related to legal and advisory charges.

(2) Tax Special items includes discrete tax items, the tax impact on Special items based on the applicable statutory rates, the difference between such rates and the Company’s consolidated estimated annual effective tax rate and other tax related items. Discrete tax items for the period included the following:

  • for the quarter ended March 31, 2022, a net benefit for other items ($2).

Howmet Aerospace Inc. and subsidiaries

Calculation of Financial Measures (unaudited), continued

(in U.S. dollars millions)

 

Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA margin excluding Special items

Quarter ended

 

March 31, 2021

 

December 31, 2021

 

March 31, 2022

Net income

$

80

 

 

$

77

 

 

$

131

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Add:

 

 

 

 

 

Provision for income taxes

 

33

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

40

 

Other expense, net

 

4

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

1

 

Loss on debt redemption

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

Interest expense, net

 

72

 

 

 

58

 

 

 

58

 

Restructuring and other charges

 

9

 

 

 

68

 

 

 

2

 

Provision for depreciation and amortization

 

68

 

 

 

67

 

 

 

66

 

Adjusted EBITDA

$

266

 

 

$

282

 

 

$

298

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Add:

 

 

 

 

 

Plant fire costs (reimbursements), net

 

9

 

 

 

(11

)

 

 

5

 

Legal and other advisory reimbursements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(3

)

Costs associated with closures, shutdowns, and other items

 

 

 

 

25

 

 

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA excluding Special items

$

275

 

 

$

296

 

 

$

300

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sales

$

1,209

 

 

$

1,285

 

 

$

1,324

 

Adjusted EBITDA margin excluding Special items

 

22.7

%

 

 

23.0

%

 

 

22.7

%

 

Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA excluding Special items, and Adjusted EBITDA margin excluding Special items are non-GAAP financial measures. Management believes that these measures are meaningful to investors because they provide additional information with respect to the operating performance and the Company’s ability to meet its financial obligations. The Adjusted EBITDA presented may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies. The Company's definition of Adjusted EBITDA (Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization) is net margin plus an add-back for depreciation and amortization. Net margin is equivalent to Sales minus the following items: Cost of goods sold, Selling, general administrative, and other expenses, Research and development expenses, and Provision for depreciation and amortization.

 

Investor Contact
Paul T. Luther
(412) 553-1950
Paul.Luther@howmet.com

Media Contact
Paul Erwin
(412) 553-2666
Paul.Erwin@howmet.com

Source: Howmet Aerospace Inc.

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