Constellium SE (NYSE: CSTM) today reported results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019.
Third quarter 2019 highlights:
Shipments of 395 thousand metric tons, up 4% compared to Q3 2018
Revenue of €1.5 billion, up 2% compared to Q3 2018
Net income of €1 million compared to net income of €217 million in Q3 2018
Adjusted EBITDA of €139 million, up 18% compared to Q3 2018
First nine months of 2019 highlights:
Shipments of 1.2 million metric tons, up 5% compared to YTD 2018
Revenue of €4.5 billion, up 6% compared to YTD 2018
Net income of €42 million compared to net income of €248 million in YTD 2018
Adjusted EBITDA of €441 million, up 12% compared to YTD 2018
Cash from Operations of €340 million and Free Cash Flow of €157 million in YTD 2019
Net debt / LTM Adjusted EBITDA of 4.1x as of September 30, 2019
Project 2019 run-rate cost savings of €73 million achieved as of September 30, 2019
Jean-Marc Germain, Constellium’s Chief Executive Officer said, “Constellium delivered solid third quarter results with strong Adjusted EBITDA growth and our third consecutive quarter of positive Free Cash Flow generation. Notably, our team was able to deliver these results despite more challenging than expected end market conditions during the third quarter and weaker than expected performance by Automotive Structures and Industry. I am pleased that both Packaging and Automotive Rolled Products and Aerospace and Transportation were able to maintain their strong momentum from the first half of the year.
Mr. Germain continued, “Based on our current outlook, we expect Adjusted EBITDA growth of 12% to 14% and expect Free Cash Flow of €125 million to €175 million. We remain focused on increasing shareholder value by delivering on our long-term Adjusted EBITDA and leverage targets.”
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