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Howmet Aerospace Delivers Third Quarter 2021 Sequential Revenue Growth; Raises Adjusted EPS Guidance¹

November 4, 2021

Positive Cash Generation and Improved Capital Structure

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

Third Quarter 2021 Highlights

  • Revenue of $1.28 billion, up 13% year over year and up 7% sequentially
  • Income from continuing operations of $27 million, or $0.06 per share, versus $36 million, or $0.08 per share, in the third quarter 2020
  • Income from continuing operations excluding special items of $120 million, or $0.27 per share, versus $13 million, or $0.03 per share, in the third quarter 2020
  • Operating income of $205 million, up 181% year over year
  • Operating income excluding special items of $224 million, up 124% year over year
  • Generated $67 million cash from operations and $115 million of adjusted free cash flow; $106 million of cash used for financing activities; and $50 million of cash provided from investing activities
  • Issued $700 million aggregate principal amount of 3.000% Notes due 2029; Tendered $600 million aggregate principal amount of 6.875% Notes due 2025; Repurchased $100 million aggregate principal amount of 5.125% Notes due 2024 across third quarter 2021 and October 2021
  • Cash balance at end of quarter of $726 million including impacts of debt actions, common stock repurchase, and reinstatement of common stock dividend

2021 Guidance1 Updated

4Q 2021 Guidance

 

 

FY 2021 Guidance

 

Low

 

Outlook

 

High

 

 

Low

 

Outlook

 

High

 

Revenue

$1.295B

 

$1.315B

 

$1.325B

 

 

~$4.980B

 

~$5.000B

 

~$5.010B

 

Adj. EBITDA*

$290M

 

$300M

 

$310M

 

 

~$1.125B

 

~$1.135B

 

~$1.145B

 

Adj. EBITDA Margin*

22.4%

 

22.8%

 

23.4%

 

 

~22.6%

 

~22.7%

 

~22.9%

 

Adj. Earnings per Share*

$0.27

 

$0.29

 

$0.30

 

 

$0.98

 

$1.00

 

$1.01

 

Adj. Free Cash Flow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$425M

 

$450M

 

$475M

 

* Excluding Special Items

~ Reflects approximation

_____________

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 “2021 Guidance” below.

Key Announcements

  • In the third and fourth quarters 2021, the Company took additional actions to further reduce annualized interest expense by approximately $25 million, bringing the year-to-date annualized interest expense savings to approximately $70 million.
  • On August 18, 2021, the Board of Directors of Howmet Aerospace authorized an additional share repurchase program of up to $1.5 billion of its outstanding common stock. During the third quarter 2021, the Company repurchased approximately 770,000 shares for $25 million. As of September 30, 2021, total share repurchase authorizations available were $1.55 billion.
  • On July 19, 2021, the Board of Directors reinstated a quarterly dividend on the Company’s common stock, with a dividend of $0.02 per share paid on August 25, 2021. On October 15, 2021, the Company declared a dividend of $0.02 per share to be paid on November 25, 2021 to the holders of record of the common stock at the close of business on November 5, 2021.
  • Effective October 14, 2021, John C. Plant assumed the position of sole Chief Executive Officer and continued in his role as Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Plant has elected to remain with Howmet Aerospace beyond his previously expected departure date and lead the Company through the aerospace market upturn. Tolga I. Oal, the Company’s prior Co-Chief Executive Officer, has departed the Company to pursue other opportunities.

Howmet Aerospace (NYSE:HWM) today reported third quarter 2021 results. The Company reported third quarter revenues of $1.28 billion, up 13% year over year, primarily driven by growth in the commercial transportation, commercial aerospace and industrial gas turbine markets as well as favorable product pricing, partially offset by declines in the defense aerospace market. Third quarter 2021 revenue increased 7% sequentially, driven by growth in the commercial aerospace market.

Howmet Aerospace reported income from continuing operations of $27 million, or $0.06 per share, in the third quarter 2021 versus $36 million, or $0.08 per share, in the third quarter 2020. Income from continuing operations excluding special items was $120 million, or $0.27 per share, in the third quarter 2021, versus $13 million, or $0.03 per share, in the third quarter 2020. Income from continuing operations in the third quarter 2021 included a $93 million charge from special items, principally related to debt tender and other financing costs.

Third quarter 2021 operating income was $205 million, up 181% year over year. Operating income excluding special items was $224 million, up 124% year over year. The year-over-year increase was driven by growth in the commercial transportation, commercial aerospace and industrial gas turbine markets, variable and fixed cost reductions, and favorable product pricing, partially offset by declines in the defense aerospace market. Operating income margin, excluding special items, was up approximately 870 basis points year over year to 17.5%.

Howmet Aerospace Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer John Plant said, “Howmet Aerospace delivered another quarter of strong performance, despite continued disruptions in key end markets. Third quarter 2021 revenue, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margin, and adjusted EPS met guidance ranges provided. Third quarter 2021 marked the start of the commercial aerospace recovery, with commercial aerospace revenue up 16% sequentially, driving total revenue growth of 7% sequentially.”

Mr. Plant continued, “The leading indicators for air travel remain encouraging, particularly for domestic travel. We expect revenue growth to continue in the fourth quarter 2021, and carry into 2022 and beyond. As expected, Engine Products began to grow notably in the third quarter 2021. We expect modest sequential growth in Engineered Structures in the fourth quarter 2021, with Fastening Systems showing growth in the first half of 2022.”

“Our liquidity position remains strong, supporting healthy free cash flow generation. We ended the third quarter 2021 with approximately $726 million of cash including impacts of debt actions, common stock repurchase, and reinstatement of the common stock dividend. Debt actions taken over the course of 2021 will reduce annualized interest costs by approximately $70 million. Also in the third quarter 2021, we repurchased $25 million of common stock and reinstated the $0.02 per share dividend on common stock, illustrating confidence in future cash flow generation.”

Third Quarter 2021 Segment Performance

Engine Products

Engine Products reported revenue of $599 million, an increase of 24% 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 operating profit was $120 million, up 208% year over year, driven by favorable sales volumes in the commercial aerospace and industrial gas turbine markets as well as variable and fixed cost reductions. The segment added approximately 500 headcount in the quarter in anticipation of revenue increases into 2022. Segment operating profit margin increased approximately 1,200 basis points year over year to 20.0%.

Fastening Systems

Fastening Systems reported revenue of $254 million, a decrease of 6% year over year due to declines in the commercial aerospace market, primarily driven by the impact of COVID-19 and Boeing 787 production declines, partly offset by growth in the commercial transportation and industrial markets. Segment operating profit was $47 million, up 42% year over year, driven by variable and fixed cost reductions and favorable sales volumes in the commercial transportation and industrial markets, partially offset by volume declines in the commercial aerospace market. Segment operating profit margin increased approximately 630 basis points year over year to 18.5%.

Engineered Structures

Engineered Structures reported revenue of $199 million, a decrease of 3% year over year due to declines in the defense aerospace market. Commercial aerospace revenue in this segment increased year over year on narrow body recovery, partially offset by Boeing 787 production declines. Segment operating profit was $14 million, up 40% year over year, driven by variable and fixed cost reductions as well as growth in the commercial aerospace market, partially offset by volume declines in the defense aerospace market. Segment operating profit margin increased approximately 210 basis points year over year to 7.0%.

Forged Wheels

Forged Wheels reported revenue of $231 million, an increase of 34% year over year due to strength in the commercial transportation market. Segment operating profit was $62 million, up 77% year over year, driven by volume increases, fixed cost reductions, and maximizing production in low-cost countries. Segment operating profit margin increased approximately 650 basis points year over year to 26.8%.

2021 Guidance1

4Q 2021 Guidance

 

 

FY 2021 Guidance

 

Low

 

Outlook

 

High

 

 

Low

 

Outlook

 

High

 

Revenue

$1.295B

 

$1.315B

 

$1.325B

 

 

~$4.980B

 

~$5.000B

 

~$5.010B

 

Adj. EBITDA*

$290M

 

$300M

 

$310M

 

 

~$1.125B

 

~$1.135B

 

~$1.145B

 

Adj. EBITDA Margin*

22.4%

 

22.8%

 

23.4%

 

 

~22.6%

 

~22.7%

 

~22.9%

 

Adj. Earnings per Share*

$0.27

 

$0.29

 

$0.30

 

 

$0.98

 

$1.00

 

$1.01

 

Adj. Free Cash Flow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$425M

 

$450M

 

$475M

 

* Excluding Special Items

~ Reflects approximation

1 With respect to the forward-looking non-GAAP financial measures, including adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margin, adjusted earnings per share (EPS) or EPS excluding special items, and adjusted free cash flow, reconciliations of such non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures, as well as such directly comparable forward-looking GAAP measures, are not available. Such reconciliations and comparable GAAP measures are not available without unreasonable efforts due to the variability and complexity with respect to 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. These reconciling items are in addition to the inherent variability already included in the GAAP measures, which includes, but is 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.

Debt Actions During 2021 Reduce Annualized Interest Expense by Approximately $70 Million

In the third and fourth quarters 2021, the Company took additional actions to further reduce annualized interest expense by approximately $25 million, bringing the year-to-date annualized interest expense savings to approximately $70 million.

Date

Actions Taken

Annualized Interest Savings

January 15, 2021

Redeemed all outstanding 5.40% Notes due 2021 in aggregate principal amount of approximately $361 million with cash on hand.

Approximately $19 Million

May 3, 2021

Redeemed all outstanding 5.87% Notes due 2022 in aggregate principal amount of approximately $476 million with cash on hand.

Approximately $28 Million

September 1-2, 2021

On September 1, 2021 the Company issued $700 million aggregate principal amount of 3.000% Notes due 2029. On September 2, 2021 the Company used the net proceeds from the offering to tender $600 million aggregate principal amount of its 6.875% Notes due 2025.

Approximately $20 Million

Third and Fourth Quarters 2021

In the third quarter the Company repurchased approximately $53 million aggregate principal amount of its 5.125% Notes due 2024. The Company repurchased an additional $47 million aggregate principal amount of the Notes in the fourth quarter of 2021.

Approximately $5 Million

Total Annualized Interest Savings

Approximately $70 Million

Board of Directors Authorized Additional $1.5 Billion Share Repurchase Program; Repurchased $25 Million of Stock in the Third Quarter 2021

On August 18, 2021, the Company’s Board of Directors authorized an additional share repurchase program up to $1.5 billion of its outstanding common stock. During the third quarter 2021, the Company repurchased approximately 770,000 shares for $25 million. As of September 30, 2021, total share repurchase authorizations available were $1.55 billion.

Board of Directors Reinstated Common Stock Dividend of $0.02 Per Share

On July 19, 2021, the Board of Directors reinstated a quarterly dividend on the Company’s common stock, with a dividend of $0.02 per share paid on August 25, 2021. In addition, on October 15, 2021, the Company declared a dividend of $0.02 per share to be paid on November 25, 2021 to the holders of record of the common stock at the close of business on November 5, 2021.

John C. Plant to Continue Leading Company as Executive Chairman and sole Chief Executive Officer through the Aerospace Market Upturn

Effective October 14, 2021, John C. Plant assumed the position of sole Chief Executive Officer and continued in his role as Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Plant has elected to remain with Howmet Aerospace beyond his previously expected departure date and lead the Company through the aerospace market upturn. Tolga I. Oal, the Company’s prior Co-Chief Executive Officer, has departed the Company to pursue other opportunities.

Howmet Aerospace will hold its quarterly conference call at 10:00 AM Eastern Time on Thursday, November 4, 2021. 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 November 4, 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 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; any future dividends and repurchases of its debt or equity securities; and expected employment plans. 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 pandemic health issues (including COVID-19 and its effects, among other things, on global supply, demand, and distribution disruptions as the COVID-19 pandemic continues and results in an increasingly prolonged period of travel, commercial and/or other similar restrictions and limitations); (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) competition from new product offerings, disruptive technologies or other developments; (j) geopolitical, economic, and regulatory risks relating to Howmet Aerospace’s global operations, including compliance with U.S. and foreign trade and tax laws, sanctions, embargoes and other regulations; (k) the outcome of contingencies, including legal proceedings, government or regulatory investigations, and environmental remediation, which can expose Howmet Aerospace to substantial costs and liabilities; (l) failure to comply with government contracting regulations; (m) adverse changes in discount rates or investment returns on pension assets; and (n) the other risk factors summarized in Howmet Aerospace’s Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020 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.

 

Howmet Aerospace Inc. and subsidiaries

Statement of Consolidated Operations (unaudited)

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

 

 

Quarter ended

 

September 30, 2021

 

June 30, 2021

 

September 30, 2020

Sales

$

1,283

 

 

$

1,195

 

$

1,134

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of goods sold (exclusive of expenses below)

928

 

 

857

 

900

 

Selling, general administrative, and other expenses

70

 

 

55

 

66

 

Research and development expenses

4

 

 

4

 

5

 

Provision for depreciation and amortization

68

 

 

67

 

68

 

Restructuring and other charges(1)

8

 

 

5

 

22

 

Operating income

205

 

 

207

 

73

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss on debt redemption

118

 

 

23

 

 

Interest expense, net

63

 

 

66

 

77

 

Other expense, net

1

 

 

8

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes

23

 

 

110

 

(12

)

(Benefit) provision for income taxes

(4

)

 

36

 

(48

)

Income from continuing operations after income taxes

27

 

 

74

 

36

 

Loss from discontinued operations after income taxes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

$

27

 

 

$

74

 

$

36

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amounts Attributable to Howmet Aerospace Common Shareholders:

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per share - Basic(2)(3)(5):

 

 

 

 

 

Continuing operations

$

0.06

 

 

$

0.17

 

$

0.08

 

Discontinued operations

$

 

 

$

 

$

 

Net income per share

$

0.06

 

 

$

0.17

 

$

0.08

 

Average number of shares(3)(4)

428,574,630

 

 

431,620,645

 

436,123,504

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per share - Diluted(2)(3)(5):

 

 

 

 

 

Continuing operations

$

0.06

 

 

$

0.17

 

$

0.08

 

Discontinued operations

$

 

 

$

 

$

 

Net income per share

$

0.06

 

 

$

0.17

 

$

0.08

 

Average number of shares(4)

434,180,960

 

 

437,019,955

 

439,389,489

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock outstanding at the end of the period

428,179,879

 

 

428,855,919

 

433,598,864

 

(1)

Restructuring and other charges for the quarter ended September 30, 2021 included asset impairments, pension settlement charges and other exit costs. Restructuring and other charges for the quarter ended June 30, 2021 included severance costs, asset impairments, pension settlement charges and other exit costs. Restructuring and other charges for the quarter ended September 30, 2020 included severance costs, pension curtailments 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 September 30, 2021, June 30, 2021, and September 30, 2020 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 September 30, 2021, June 30, 2021, and September 30, 2020 do not reflect the full impact of the share repurchases made at different times during the third quarter of 2021, second quarter of 2021, and third quarter of 2020, respectively.

(5)

Per share amounts are calculated independently for Continuing and Discontinued operations, therefore, the sum of the amounts may not equal the total Net Income per share.

 
Howmet Aerospace Inc. and subsidiaries

Consolidated Balance Sheet (unaudited)

(in U.S. dollar millions)

 

 

September 30, 2021

 

December 31, 2020

Assets

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

724

 

 

$

1,610

 

Receivables from customers, less allowances of $— in 2021 and $1 in 2020

408

 

 

328

 

Other receivables(1)

57

 

 

29

 

Inventories

1,420

 

 

1,488

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

211

 

 

217

 

Total current assets

2,820

 

 

3,672

 

Properties, plants, and equipment, net

2,483

 

 

2,592

 

Goodwill

4,077

 

 

4,102

 

Deferred income taxes

202

 

 

272

 

Intangibles, net

554

 

 

571

 

Other noncurrent assets

221

 

 

234

 

Total assets

$

10,357

 

 

$

11,443

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

Accounts payable, trade

$

646

 

 

$

599

 

Accrued compensation and retirement costs

202

 

 

205

 

Taxes, including income taxes

77

 

 

102

 

Accrued interest payable

68

 

 

89

 

Other current liabilities

201

 

 

289

 

Short-term debt

14

 

 

376

 

Total current liabilities

1,208

 

 

1,660

 

Long-term debt, less amount due within one year

4,272

 

 

4,699

 

Accrued pension benefits

847

 

 

985

 

Accrued other postretirement benefits

154

 

 

198

 

Other noncurrent liabilities and deferred credits

297

 

 

324

 

Total liabilities

6,778

 

 

7,866

 

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

Howmet Aerospace shareholders’ equity:

 

 

 

Preferred stock

55

 

 

55

 

Common stock

428

 

 

433

 

Additional capital

4,473

 

 

4,668

 

Retained earnings

534

 

 

364

 

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(1,911

)

 

(1,943

)

Total equity

3,579

 

 

3,577

 

Total liabilities and equity

$

10,357

 

 

$

11,443

 

(1)

As of September 30, 2021, there was no deferred purchase program receivable included in Other receivables on the accompanying Consolidated Balance Sheet. As of December 31, 2020, the deferred purchase program receivable was $12, which was included in Other receivables on the accompanying Consolidated Balance Sheet.

 
Howmet Aerospace and subsidiaries

Statement of Consolidated Cash Flows (unaudited)

(in U.S. dollar millions)

 

 

 

Nine months ended September 30,

 

2021

 

2020

Operating activities

 

 

 

Net income

$

181

 

 

$

155

 

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

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

203

 

 

271

 

Deferred income taxes

24

 

 

25

 

Restructuring and other charges

22

 

 

148

 

Net loss from investing activities—asset sales

7

 

 

6

 

Net periodic pension cost

13

 

 

42

 

Stock-based compensation

28

 

 

35

 

Loss on debt redemption

141

 

 

64

 

Other

28

 

 

(1

)

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

 

 

 

Increase in receivables

(382

)

 

(117

)

Decrease (increase) in inventories

49

 

 

(42

)

Decrease in prepaid expenses and other current assets

6

 

 

1

 

Increase (decrease) in accounts payable, trade(1)

63

 

 

(439

)

Decrease in accrued expenses

(121

)

 

(177

)

(Decrease) increase in taxes, including income taxes

(15

)

 

41

 

Pension contributions

(68

)

 

(110

)

Increase in noncurrent assets

(1

)

 

(5

)

Decrease in noncurrent liabilities

(32

)

 

(39

)

Cash provided from (used for) operations

146

 

 

(142

)

Financing Activities

 

 

 

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

 

 

(8

)

Additions to debt (original maturities greater than three months)(1)

700

 

 

2,400

 

Payments on debt (original maturities greater than three months)(2)

(1,491

)

 

(2,041

)

Debt issuance costs

(11

)

 

(61

)

Premiums paid on early redemption of debt

(133

)

 

(59

)

Proceeds from exercise of employee stock options

17

 

 

30

 

Dividends paid to shareholders

(10

)

 

(10

)

Repurchase of common stock

(225

)

 

(51

)

Net cash transferred to Arconic Corporation at separation

 

 

(500

)

Other

(21

)

 

(39

)

Cash used for financing activities

(1,174

)

 

(339

)

Investing Activities

 

 

 

Capital expenditures

(138

)

 

(220

)

Proceeds from the sale of assets and businesses(3)

8

 

 

114

 

Sale of debt securities

5

 

 

 

Cash receipts from sold receivables

267

 

 

258

 

Other

2

 

 

 

Cash provided from investing activities

144

 

 

152

 

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

(1

)

 

(6

)

Net change in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

(885

)

 

(335

)

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of year

1,611

 

 

1,703

 

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period

$

726

 

 

$

1,368

 

The separation of Arconic Inc. into two standalone, publicly-traded companies, Howmet Aerospace Inc. and Arconic Corporation, (the “Arconic Inc. Separation Transaction”) occurred on April 1, 2020. The cash flows related to Arconic Corporation have not been segregated and are included in the Statement of Consolidated Cash Flows for the first quarter of 2020.

(1)

The proceeds from financing activities primarily related to long-term debt issuance of $1,200 in the first quarter of 2020 which went with Arconic Corporation at separation, the long-term debt issuance of $1,200 in the second quarter of 2020, and the long-term debt issuance of $700 in the third quarter of 2021.

(2)

The use of cash from financing activities in 2021 was related to the repayment of the aggregate outstanding principal amount of the 6.875% Notes due 2025 of approximately $600, 5.870% Notes due 2022 of approximately $476, and the 5.400% Notes due 2021 of approximately $361. Additionally in 2021, the Company repurchased in the open market the aggregate principal amount of the 5.125% Notes due 2024 of approximately $53.

(3)

Proceeds from the sale of assets and businesses in 2020 were primarily related to sale of a rolling mill in Itapissuma, Brazil and hard alloy extrusions plant in South Korea for $50 and $62 in cash, respectively, which were related to Arconic Corporation.

 
Howmet Aerospace Inc. and subsidiaries

Segment Information (unaudited)

(in U.S. dollar millions)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1Q20

2Q20

3Q20

4Q20

2020

1Q21

2Q21

3Q21

Engine Products

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Third-party sales

$

781

 

$

585

 

$

485

 

$

555

 

$

2,406

 

$

534

 

$

544

 

$

599

 

Inter-segment sales

$

2

 

$

1

 

$

1

 

$

1

 

$

5

 

$

1

 

$

1

 

$

1

 

Segment operating profit

$

165

 

$

105

 

$

39

 

$

108

 

$

417

 

$

101

 

$

100

 

$

120

 

Segment operating profit margin

21.1

%

17.9

%

8.0

%

19.5

%

17.3

%

18.9

%

18.4

%

20.0

%

Provision for depreciation and amortization

$

30

 

$

31

 

$

31

 

$

31

 

$

123

 

$

31

 

$

30

 

$

31

 

Restructuring and other charges (credits)

$

13

 

$

22

 

$

9

 

$

(8

)

$

36

 

$

5

 

$

5

 

$

5

 

Capital expenditures

$

19

 

$

14

 

$

15

 

$

29

 

$

77

 

$

11

 

$

16

 

$

21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fastening Systems

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Third-party sales

$

385

 

$

326

 

$

271

 

$

263

 

$

1,245

 

$

272

 

$

262

 

$

254

 

Inter-segment sales

$

 

$

 

$

 

$

 

$

 

$

 

$

 

$

 

Segment operating profit

$

96

 

$

70

 

$

33

 

$

48

 

$

247

 

$

45

 

$

50

 

$

47

 

Segment operating profit margin

24.9

%

21.5

%

12.2

%

18.3

%

19.8

%

16.5

%

19.1

%

18.5

%

Provision for depreciation and amortization

$

12

 

$

12

 

$

12

 

$

12

 

$

48

 

$

12

 

$

13

 

$

12

 

Restructuring and other charges

$

2

 

$

24

 

$

 

$

13

 

$

39

 

$

2

 

$

3

 

$

3

 

Capital expenditures

$

8

 

$

7

 

$

9

 

$

15

 

$

39

 

$

5

 

$

9

 

$

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Engineered Structures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Third-party sales

$

275

 

$

229

 

$

206

 

$

217

 

$

927

 

$

176

 

$

160

 

$

199

 

Inter-segment sales

$

3

 

$

2

 

$

1

 

$

1

 

$

7

 

$

1

 

$

2

 

$

1

 

Segment operating profit

$

28

 

$

19

 

$

10

 

$

16

 

$

73

 

$

10

 

$

11

 

$

14

 

Segment operating profit margin

10.2

%

8.3

%

4.9

%

7.4

%

7.9

%

5.7

%

6.9

%

7.0

%

Provision for depreciation and amortization

$

13

 

$

14

 

$

13

 

$

12

 

$

52

 

$

12

 

$

13

 

$

12

 

Restructuring and other charges (credits)

$

17

 

$

(5

)

$

9

 

$

7

 

$

28

 

$

1

 

$

 

$

 

Capital expenditures

$

3

 

$

5

 

$

3

 

$

8

 

$

19

 

$

5

 

$

5

 

$

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forged Wheels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Third-party sales

$

191

 

$

113

 

$

172

 

$

203

 

$

679

 

$

227

 

$

229

 

$

231

 

Inter-segment sales

$

 

$

 

$

 

$

 

$

 

$

 

$

 

$

 

Segment operating profit

$

50

 

$

6

 

$

35

 

$

62

 

$

153

 

$

70

 

$

61

 

$

62

 

Segment operating profit margin

26.2

%

5.3

%

20.3

%

30.5

%

22.5

%

30.8

%

26.6

%

26.8

%

Provision for depreciation and amortization

$

10

 

$

9

 

$

10

 

$

10

 

$

39

 

$

10

 

$

9

 

$

10

 

Restructuring and other charges

$

2

 

$

1

 

$

 

$

 

$

3

 

$

 

$

 

$

 

Capital expenditures

$

7

 

$

4

 

$

6

 

$

6

 

$

23

 

$

9

 

$

13

 

$

15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Operating Profit to Consolidated Income (Loss) Before Income Taxes

 

 

1Q20

2Q20

3Q20

4Q20

2020

1Q21

2Q21

3Q21

Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes

$

198

 

$

(86

)

$

(12

)

$

71

 

$

171

$

113

$

110

$

23

 

Loss on debt redemption

 

64

 

 

 

64

23

118

 

Interest expense, net

84

 

80

 

77

 

76

 

317

72

66

63

 

Other (income) expense, net

(24

)

16

 

8

 

74

 

74

4

8

1

 

Operating income

$

258

 

$

74

 

$

73

 

$

221

 

$

626

$

189

$

207

$

205

 

Unallocated amounts:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Restructuring and other charges

39

 

105

 

22

 

16

 

182

9

5

8

 

Corporate expense (income)(1)

42

 

21

 

22

 

(3

)

82

28

10

30

 

Total segment operating profit

$

339

 

$

200

 

$

117

 

$

234

 

$

890

$

226

$

222

$

243

 

Total segment operating profit is a non-GAAP financial measure. Management believes that this measure is meaningful to investors because management reviews the operating results of the Company by Segment excluding the impacts of Corporate, Restructuring and other charges, 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 Income (loss) from continuing operations determined under GAAP as well as Total segment operating profit.
 

(1)

For the quarter ended March 31, 2020, Corporate expense included $4 of costs associated with the Arconic Inc. Separation Transaction, $11 costs related to fires at two plants, net of reimbursement, and costs associated with closures and shutdowns $3, offset by ($1) net reimbursement related to legal and advisory charges related to Grenfell Tower. For the quarter ended June 30, 2020, Corporate expense included $3 of costs associated with the Arconic Inc. Separation Transaction, ($6) of reimbursement related to legal and advisory charges related to Grenfell Tower, and $4 costs related to fires at two plants, net of reimbursement. For the quarter ended September 30, 2020, Corporate expense included ($2) of reimbursement related to legal and advisory charges related to Grenfell Tower, and $7 costs related to fires at two plants, net of reimbursement. For the quarter ended December 31, 2020, Corporate expense included ($3) of reimbursement related to legal and advisory charges related to Grenfell Tower, and ($19) net reimbursement related to fires at two plants. For the quarter ended March 31, 2021, Corporate expense included $10 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 related to Grenfell Tower, and ($3) net reimbursement related to fires at two plants. For the quarter ended September 30, 2021, Corporate expense included costs associated with closures, shutdowns, and other items $10 and $1 costs related to fires at two plants, net of reimbursement.

 
Howmet Aerospace Inc. and subsidiaries

Calculation of Financial Measures (unaudited), continued

(in U.S. dollars millions)

 

Adjusted free cash flow

Quarter ended

 

Nine months ended

March 31,
2021

 

June 30, 2021

 

September 30,
2021

 

September 30, 2021

Cash (used for) provided from operations

$

(6

)

 

$

85

 

 

$

67

 

 

$

146

 

Cash receipts from sold receivables

57

 

 

115

 

 

95

 

 

267

 

Capital expenditures

(55

)

 

(36

)

 

(47

)

 

(138

)

Adjusted free cash flow

$

(4

)

 

$

164

 

 

$

115

 

 

$

275

 

The net cash funding from the sale of accounts receivables was neither a use of cash nor a source of cash for all periods presented.

 

In the third quarter of 2021, the Company restructured its accounts receivable securitization. As a result, going forward, Cash receipts from sold receivables (which had been included in the investing section of the Statement of Consolidated Cash Flows) will be $0 as the entire impact of the accounts receivable securitization program will be included in the Cash (used for) provided from operations section of the Statement of Consolidated Cash Flows. Consequently, for the fourth quarter of 2021 and full year 2022, the definition of Adjusted free cash flow will be simplified to be Cash (used for) provided from operations less Capital expenditures.

 

Adjusted 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), as well as cash receipts from net sales of beneficial interest in sold receivables. It is important to note that Adjusted 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)

 

Income from continuing operations excluding Special items

Quarter ended

 

Nine months ended

September 30,

2020

 

June 30,

2021

 

September 30,

2021

 

September 30,

2020

 

September 30,

2021

Income from continuing operations

$

36

 

 

$

74

 

 

$

27

 

 

$

105

 

 

$

181

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted earnings per share (EPS)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Continuing operations

$

0.08

 

 

$

0.17

 

 

$

0.06

 

 

$

0.23

 

 

$

0.41

 

Discontinued operations

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

0.11

 

 

$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special items:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Restructuring and other charges

22

 

 

5

 

 

8

 

 

166

 

 

22

 

Discrete tax items(1)

(41

)

 

4

 

 

(12

)

 

(39

)

 

(9

)

Other special items

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Debt tender fees and related costs

 

 

23

 

 

120

 

 

65

 

 

143

 

Costs, including interest, associated with the Arconic Inc. Separation Transaction

 

 

 

 

 

 

14

 

 

 

Plant fire costs (reimbursements), net

7

 

 

(3

)

 

1

 

 

22

 

 

8

 

Legal and other advisory reimbursements related to Grenfell Tower, net

(2

)

 

(4

)

 

 

 

(9

)

 

(4

)

Costs associated with closures, shutdowns, and other items

 

 

 

 

10

 

 

 

 

10

 

Other tax items

(2

)

 

2

 

 

(2

)

 

(1

)

 

(3

)

Total Other special items

3

 

 

18

 

 

129

 

 

91

 

 

154

 

Tax impact(2)

(7

)

 

(5

)

 

(32

)

 

(61

)

 

(36

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income from continuing operations excluding Special items

$

13

 

 

$

96

 

 

$

120

 

 

$

262

 

 

$

312

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted EPS excluding Special items

$

0.03

 

 

$

0.22

 

 

$

0.27

 

 

$

0.59

 

 

$

0.71

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average number of shares - diluted EPS excluding Special items

439,389,489

 

 

437,019,955

 

 

434,180,960

 

 

439,625,641

 

 

436,844,506

 

Income from continuing operations 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 Income from continuing operations determined under GAAP as well as Income from continuing operations excluding Special items.

(1)

Discrete tax items for each period included the following:

 

for the quarter ended September 30, 2020, a benefit related to a U.S. tax law change ($36), a net benefit for prior year items ($6), and a net charge for other items $1;

 

for the quarter ended June 30, 2021, a charge related to a U.K. tax rate change $2, and a net charge for other items $2;

 

for the quarter ended September 30, 2021, a net benefit related to prior year amended returns and audit settlements ($13), and a net charge for other items $1;

 

for the nine months ended September 30, 2020, a benefit for a U.S. tax law change ($36), charges resulting from the remeasurement of deferred tax balances in various jurisdictions as a result of the Arconic Inc. Separation change $6, a benefit for stock compensation ($5), a net benefit for prior year items ($2), and a net benefit for other items ($2); and

 

for the nine months ended September 30, 2021, a net benefit related to prior year amended returns and audit settlements ($13), a charge related to a U.K. tax rate change $2, and a net charge 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 September 30, 2021

 

Nine months ended September 30, 2021

As reported

 

Special

items(1)(2)

 

As adjusted

 

As reported

 

Special

items(1)(2)

 

As adjusted

Income from continuing operations before income taxes

$

23

 

 

$

139

 

$

162

 

 

$

246

 

 

$

179

 

$

425

 

(Benefit) provision for income taxes

$

(4

)

 

$

46

 

$

42

 

 

$

65

 

 

$

48

 

$

113

 

Operational tax rate

(17.4

)%

 

 

 

25.9

%

 

26.4

%

 

 

 

26.6

%

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 September 30, 2021 include debt tender fees and related costs $120, Restructuring and other charges $11, costs associated with closures, shutdowns, and other items $10, and $1 costs related to fires at two plants, net of reimbursement. Special items for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 include debt tender fees and related costs $143, Restructuring and other charges $25, $8 costs related to fires at two plants, net of reimbursement, and costs associated with closures, shutdowns, and other items $10, partially offset by a reimbursement of legal and other advisory costs related to Grenfell Tower ($4).

(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 included the following:

 

for the quarter ended September 30, 2021, a net benefit related to prior year amended returns and audit settlements ($13), and a net charge for other items $1; and

 

for the nine months ended September 30, 2021, a net benefit related to prior year amended returns and audit settlements ($13), a charge related to a U.K. tax rate change $2, and a net charge for other items $2.

 
Howmet Aerospace Inc. and subsidiaries

Calculation of Financial Measures (unaudited), continued

(in U.S. dollars millions)

 

Net Debt

September 30,

2020

December 31,

2020

March 31,

2021

June 30,

2021

September 30,

2021

Short-term debt

$

384

 

$

376

 

$

489

 

$

13

 

$

14

 

Long-term debt, less amount due within one year

4,697

 

4,699

 

4,224

 

4,227

 

4,272

 

Total debt

$

5,081

 

$

5,075

 

$

4,713

 

$

4,240

 

$

4,286

 

Less: Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash

1,368

 

1,611

 

1,239

 

716

 

726

 

Net debt

$

3,713

 

$

3,464

 

$

3,474

 

$

3,524

 

$

3,560

 

 

Net debt is a non-GAAP financial measure. Management believes that this measure is meaningful to investors because management assesses the Company's leverage position after factoring in cash that could be used to repay outstanding debt.

Howmet Aerospace Inc. and subsidiaries

Calculation of Financial Measures (unaudited), continued

(in U.S. dollars millions)

 

Operating income excluding Special items

 

Quarter ended

September 30,

2020

 

June 30,

2021

 

September 30,

2021

Operating income

$

73

 

 

$

207

 

 

$

205

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special items:

 

 

 

 

 

Restructuring and other charges

22

 

 

5

 

 

8

 

Legal and other advisory reimbursements related to Grenfell Tower, net

(2

)

 

(4

)

 

 

Plant fire costs (reimbursements), net

7

 

 

(3

)

 

1

 

Costs associated with closures, shutdowns, and other items

 

 

 

 

10

 

Operating income excluding Special items

$

100

 

 

$

205

 

 

$

224

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sales

$

1,134

 

 

$

1,195

 

 

$

1,283

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating income margin, excluding Special items

8.8

%

 

17.2

%

 

17.5

%

 

Operating income excluding Special items and Operating income margin, 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 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 Operating income determined under GAAP as well as Operating income excluding Special items.

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

 

June 30, 2021

 

September 30, 2021

Income from continuing operations after income taxes

 

74

 

 

$

27

 

 

 

 

 

Add:

 

 

 

Provision (benefit) for income taxes

 

36

 

 

 

(4

)

Other expense, net

 

8

 

 

 

1

 

Loss on debt redemption

 

23

 

 

 

118

 

Interest expense, net

 

66

 

 

 

63

 

Restructuring and other charges

 

5

 

 

 

8

 

Provision for depreciation and amortization

 

67

 

 

 

68

 

Adjusted EBITDA

$

279

 

 

$

281

 

 

 

 

 

Add:

 

 

 

Plant fire (reimbursements) costs, net

 

(3

)

 

 

1

 

Legal and other advisory reimbursements related to Grenfell Tower

 

(4

)

 

 

 

Costs associated with closures, shutdowns, and other items

 

 

 

 

10

 

Adjusted EBITDA, excluding Special items

$

272

 

 

$

292

 

 

 

 

 

Sales

$

1,195

 

 

$

1,283

 

Adjusted EBITDA Margin, excluding Special items

 

22.8

%

 

 

22.8

%

 
 

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. Management believes that Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA, excluding Special items are meaningful to investors because it provides additional information with respect to the Company's 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.

 

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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