Constellium N.V. (NYSE and Euronext Paris: CSTM) today reported results for third quarter ended September 30, 2017.
- Shipments of 374 thousand metric tons, down 1% compared to Q3 2016; Automotive shipments up 32% compared to Q3 2016
- Revenue of €1.3 billion, up 7% compared to Q3 2016 on higher aluminium prices
- Net income of €21 million compared to €15 million in Q3 2016
- Adjusted EBITDA of €111 million, up 15% from Q3 2016; YTD 2017 Adjusted EBITDA up 12% from YTD 2016
- Significant improvement in Free Cash Flow compared to YTD 2016
- “Project 2019” initiatives progressing; YTD run-rate cost savings of €15 million achieved
Jean-Marc Germain, Constellium’s Chief Executive Officer said, “Constellium delivered another quarter of strong performance. Automotive Structures and Industry reported record third quarter Adjusted EBITDA on solid operational performance and continued strong demand. Aerospace and Transportation built on the momentum of the first half and delivered substantially improved results. Packaging and Automotive Rolled Products results were comparable to the prior year despite continued incremental costs from our automotive readiness program in the U.S. On ‘Project 2019’, I am pleased with the progress that we have made and believe that we have substantial opportunities remaining.”
Mr. Germain continued, “Given our year-to-date performance and our current outlook, we are increasing our guidance for Adjusted EBITDA growth in 2017 to around 13%. This performance is another meaningful step toward achieving our guidance of over €500 million of Adjusted EBITDA in 2020. Our focus remains on delivering on our strategy and increasing value for our shareholders.”
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