Constellium SE (NYSE: CSTM) today reported results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2021.
Fourth quarter 2021 highlights:
- Shipments of 385 thousand metric tons, up 3% compared to Q4 2020
- Revenue of €1.7 billion, up 37% compared to Q4 2020
- Net income of €7 million compared to net income of €26 million in Q4 2020
- Adjusted EBITDA of €147 million, up 33% compared to Q4 2020
- Cash from Operations of €118 million and Free Cash Flow of €14 million
- Redeemed $200 million of 5.875% Senior Notes due 2026 in November
Full year 2021 highlights:
- Shipments of 1.6 million metric tons, up 10% compared to 2020
- Revenue of €6.2 billion, up 26% compared to 2020
- Net income of €262 million compared to a net loss of €17 million in 2020
- Adjusted EBITDA of €581 million, up 25% compared to 2020
- Cash from Operations of €357 million and Free Cash Flow of €135 million
- Net debt / LTM Adjusted EBITDA of 3.4x at December 31, 2021
Jean-Marc Germain, Constellium’s Chief Executive Officer said, “Constellium delivered a strong finish to 2021, and I want to thank each of our 12,000 employees for their commitment and relentless focus on safety and serving our customers. 2021 was another year of challenges and uncertainties brought by the COVID-19 crisis, including inflationary pressures across the business, weakness in aerospace demand, semiconductor shortages in automotive and other supply chain issues. Despite these challenges, we achieved record Adjusted EBITDA of €581 million, including record results in both P&ARP and AS&I. We generated solid Free Cash Flow of €135 million and reduced our leverage to 3.4x.”
“Looking ahead to 2022, we expect demand to remain strong in our packaging and industrial markets. We are starting to see the beginnings of a recovery in aerospace demand and expect year over year growth in shipments in the coming quarters. In automotive, we expect demand to remain low to start the year as the semiconductor shortage persists and to improve in the second half of the year. We are expecting inflationary pressures to continue at an elevated level throughout 2022, though we are confident in our ability to offset most of the impact with improved pricing and our relentless focus on cost control,” Mr. Germain continued.
Mr. Germain concluded, "Based on our current outlook, we expect Adjusted EBITDA of €600 million to €620 million and Free Cash Flow in excess of €150 million in 2022. In April, we will hold our Analyst Day at our Muscle Shoals facility in Alabama, where we expect to update you on our businesses, detail our plans for the future, establish new long-term guidance and present our 2030 sustainability strategy.”
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