Constellium Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Results


Constellium N.V. (NYSE: CSTM) today reported results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2017.

Fourth quarter 2017 highlights:

  • Shipments of 350 thousand metric tons, up 2% compared to Q4 2016; Automotive shipments increased 35%

  • Revenue of €1.2 billion, up 8% compared to Q4 2016

  • Net loss of €80 million compared to a net loss of €20 million in Q4 2016

  • Adjusted EBITDA of €100 million, up 22% from Q4 2016

  • Successfully completed debt and equity offerings


Full year 2017 highlights:

  • Shipments of 1.5 million metric tons, up 1% compared to 2016

  • Revenue of €5.2 billion, up 10% compared to 2016

  • Net loss of €31 million compared to a net loss of €4 million in 2016

  • Adjusted EBITDA of €431 million, up 14% from 2016

  • Significant improvement in Cash flow from operating activities and Free Cash Flow compared to 2016

  • Net debt / LTM Adj. EBITDA down to 4.4x compared to 5.4x at December 31, 2016

  • Project 2019 run-rate cost savings of €22 million achieved as of December 31, 2017

Jean-Marc Germain, Constellium’s Chief Executive Officer said, “Constellium delivered very strong results in 2017. Our A&T and AS&I business units reported record annual Adjusted EBITDA, while P&ARP was comparable to the prior year. I am pleased with these results and the significant progress we have made in executing on our strategy. We reiterate our Adjusted EBITDA guidance of high single digit growth annually through 2020, leading to over €500 million in 2020.”

Mr. Germain continued, “Our commitment to increasing our financial flexibility and deleveraging is clear and evidenced by the successful refinancing in the fourth quarter and the binding agreement to sell the Sierre North Building Assets announced earlier this month. These actions position us well for the future. Our focus remains on delivering on our strategy and on increasing value for our shareholders.”

Forward Looking Statement

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