Constellium Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2018 Results


 Constellium N.V. (NYSE: CSTM) today reported results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2018.

Fourth quarter 2018 highlights:

  • Shipments of 370 thousand metric tons, up 6% compared to Q4 2017

  • Revenue of €1.4 billion, up 12% compared to Q4 2017

  • Net loss of €57 million compared to net loss of €80 million in Q4 2017

  • Adjusted EBITDA of €104 million, up 1% compared to Q4 2017


Full year 2018 highlights:

  • Shipments of 1.5 million metric tons, up 3% compared to 2017

  • Revenue of €5.7 billion, up 9% compared to 2017

  • Net income of €190 million compared to net loss of €31 million in 2017

  • Adjusted EBITDA of €498 million, up 11% compared to 2017

  • Net debt / LTM Adjusted EBITDA of 4.0x compared to 4.2x at December 31, 2017

  • Project 2019 run-rate cost savings of €43 million achieved as of December 31, 2018

Jean-Marc Germain, Constellium’s Chief Executive Officer said, “Constellium delivered strong results in 2018. Our Adjusted EBITDA of €498 million increased by 11%, coming in well above our initial ‘high single digit’ guidance. Further, each of our three business units delivered record annual Adjusted EBITDA. We also made significant progress on strategic initiatives in 2018, notably the sale of the North Building at Sierre and the agreement to acquire our partner’s interest in our Bowling Green joint venture. Overall, I am proud of the achievements our team made during the year, and I am very optimistic about the prospects for our future.”

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 delivering our long-term targets of Adjusted EBITDA over €700 million and leverage of 2.5x in 2022. We are committed to increasing value for our shareholders through the execution of our strategy.”

Forward Looking Statement

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