Constellium N.V. (NYSE: CSTM) today reported results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019.
First quarter 2019 highlights:
Shipments of 413 thousand metric tons increased 6% compared to Q1 2018
Revenue of €1.5 billion, up 11% compared to Q1 2018
Net income of €24 million compared to net loss of €24 million in Q1 2018
Adjusted EBITDA of €135 million, up 12% from Q1 2018
Positive Cash from Operations and Free Cash Flow in Q1 2019
Project 2019 run rate savings of €60 million as of March 31, 2019
Completed acquisition of partner’s interest in Bowling Green joint venture
Jean-Marc Germain, Constellium’s Chief Executive Officer said, “Constellium delivered strong results in the first quarter of 2019. Adjusted EBITDA was a first quarter record and a 12% improvement over last year’s first quarter. Aerospace & Transportation had an exceptionally strong quarter, benefiting from strong end market demand and solid operational performance. Packaging & Automotive Rolled Products continues to execute on the ramp up of our automotive lines, with Bowling Green making notable strides. Automotive Structures & Industry results continue to be affected by costs related to the planned build out of our footprint. I am especially proud of our positive Free Cash Flow generation during the quarter. Our first quarter performance leaves me optimistic about our prospects for the remainder of 2019.”
Mr. Germain continued, “We are maintaining our guidance of Adjusted EBITDA growth of 8% to 10% and Free Cash Flow in excess of €50 million in 2019. Our focus is on executing our strategy and delivering our 2022 targets of Adjusted EBITDA over €700 million and leverage of 2.5x. We are committed to increasing shareholder value.”
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