Constellium Reports Full-Year and Fourth Quarter 2015 Financial Results
Amsterdam, March 15, 2016 – Constellium N.V. (NYSE and Euronext: CSTM) today reported results for the full year and fourth quarter ended December 31, 2015. These results include the acquisition of Wise Metals, which closed on January 5, 2015.
Constellium’s Adjusted EBITDA for 2015 was €343 million, an increase of €68 million, or 25%, from the 2014 Adjusted EBITDA, driven by the acquisition of Wise Metals, record performance in the Automotive Structures and Industry (AS&I) segment, and recovery in the Aerospace and Transportation (A&T) segment. Our results in Packaging and Automotive Rolled Products (P&ARP) were driven by the acquisition of Wise Metals, which contributed €68 million in Adjusted EBITDA in 2015. Adjusted EBITDA in 2015 also included a favorable year-over-year effect from metal premiums of €15 million and a foreign exchange effect of €14 million offset by higher costs in Holdings and Corporate as compared with 2014.
Adjusted EBITDA per metric ton for 2015 was €232, a decrease of 10% from 2014, reflecting a higher proportion of packaging in our product mix as a result of the Wise Metals acquisition.
Revenues for 2015 were €5.2 billion, which represented an increase of 41% from 2014 resulting primarily from the integration of the Muscle Shoals facility. On a like-for-like basis (excluding the impact of movements in London Metal Exchange metal prices, premiums, currency exchange rates, and the acquisition of Wise Metals), revenues increased by 4% when compared to 2014. Shipments in 2015 were 1,478k metric tons, up 39% from 2014, driven mainly by the integration of Wise Metals.
In the fourth quarter of 2015, Adjusted EBITDA was €76 million, an increase of 48% from €51 million in Q4 2014 as a result of the inclusion of Muscle Shoals. Adjusted EBITDA per metric ton for the fourth quarter 2015 was €224, an increase from €207 in Q4 2014 and driven mainly by the A&T segment. Revenues were €1,122 million in the fourth quarter of 2015, an increase of 20% from €936 million in the same period of 2014. In the fourth quarter of 2015, shipments were 337k metric tons, a 36% growth from the Q4 2014 shipments.
Commenting on 2015 results, Pierre Vareille, Constellium’s Chief Executive Officer said: “2015 showed marked improvement in our performance, particularly in our A&T and AS&I segments. We also completed the Wise acquisition, and after a challenging start it is now fully integrated into our P&ARP segment. We expect to launch a secured corporate bond offering to provide ample liquidity as a prudent move to allow us to safely carry forward the implementation of our strategy. All in all, reflecting on our efforts, I believe Constellium is on a firm footing with newly invested capacity and well positioned to capitalize on the opportunities in our industry, particularly in Body-in-White, aerospace and automotive extruded products.”
In addition, Pierre Vareille announced, “I have informed the Board of my desire to retire during the course of 2016, and the Company is working to ensure a smooth transition, which may occur this summer. At the Board’s request, I have agreed to remain in my current role until my successor is appointed, and to thereafter become an advisor to the Board to facilitate the transition. The Company is in discussions with a particular candidate, but no agreement has been finalized at this time. The Company currently expects to provide an update on the transition plan by early May 2016.”
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