PERRYSBURG, Ohio, Aug. 02, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
- – Strong second quarter results exceeded guidance
- – Delivered on key transformation commitments including resolution of legacy asbestos liabilities
- – Management increased full-year 2022 financial outlook
O-I Glass, Inc. (“O-I”) (NYSE: OI) today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2022.
“O-I reported strong second quarter net earnings attributable to the company and adjusted earnings exceeded guidance demonstrating exceptional agility amid elevated market volatility. As expected, our glass shipments increased slightly compared to the prior year period and the benefit of higher selling prices continued to more than offset elevated cost inflation. Strong earnings also reflected solid operating and cost performance supported by O-I’s ongoing Margin Expansion initiatives.”
“Importantly, O-I delivered on key commitments along our transformation journey. The balance sheet is now in its best position since prior to the acquisition of O-I Mexico in 2015. The company recently announced the first U.S. MAGMA greenfield facility at Bowling Green, KY which should commence production mid-2024. Additionally, Paddock has achieved a fair and final resolution of its legacy asbestos liabilities and the 524(g) trust was fully funded as of July 18th, 2022.”
“Overall, O-I is operating very well and is delivering on its transformation commitments which will benefit all stakeholders and continue to create value for our shareholders,” said Andres Lopez, O-I Glass CEO.
Net sales were $1.8 billion in the second quarter of 2022, up from $1.7 billion in the prior year quarter. Unfavorable foreign currency translation impacted sales by $95 million and $11 million of lower sales was due to divestitures. Higher average selling prices contributed $208 million to sales. Shipments (in tons, excluding divestitures) improved approximately one percent while sales declined $1 million due to the net effect of higher sales volume and a slightly unfavorable change in mix. Other sales improved $17 million driven by higher machine part sales.
Segment operating profit was $257 million in the second quarter of 2022 compared to $232 million in the prior year quarter.
- Americas: Segment operating profit in the Americas was $130 million compared to $124 million in the second quarter of 2021. Results included $4 million of unfavorable foreign currency translation. Shipments increased about one percent (in tons) and elevated cost inflation was mostly offset by the benefit of higher selling prices. Operating costs were lower than the prior year quarter reflecting the benefit of ongoing Margin Expansion initiatives which were partially offset by higher repair costs and unplanned production downtime.
- Europe: Segment operating profit in Europe was $127 million compared to $108 million in the second quarter of 2022. Results included $13 million of unfavorable foreign currency translation. Shipments increased approximately one percent (in tons) and the benefit of higher selling prices more than offset elevated cost inflation. Operating costs were higher than the prior year primarily due to higher engineering project activity more than exceeding the benefits from Margin Expansion initiatives and cost control measures.
Retained corporate and other costs were $53 million compared to $42 million in the prior year quarter reflecting higher management incentive expense, elevated cost inflation and additional research and development expenses related to MAGMA.
For the second quarter 2022, net earnings attributable to the company were $1.59 per share (diluted) compared to $0.73 per share (diluted) in the second quarter of 2021. Second quarter 2022 earnings before income taxes were $328 million, compared to $198 million in the prior year quarter. Both periods included items management considers not representative of ongoing operations and other adjustments.
In both the second quarter of 2022 and 2021, the company recorded several significant items impacting reported results as presented in the table entitled Reconciliation for Adjusted Earnings. Management considers these items not representative of ongoing operations and they are excluded from adjusted earnings. In the second quarter of 2022, this included a $182 million gain on a sale leaseback transaction entered into by the Company for its land and buildings related to its plant in Brampton, Ontario, Canada, as well as $12 million for restructuring and other charges. In the second quarter of 2021, these items included a $69 million gain recorded on an indirect tax credit in Brazil and $9 million for restructuring and other charges.
Excluding certain items management considers not representative of ongoing operations and other adjustments, adjusted earningsP0F were $0.73 per share in the second quarter of 2022, compared with $0.54 per share in the second quarter of 2021.
“The company is increasing its full-year 2022 earnings and free cash flow outlook reflecting strong year-to-date performance and expected favorable performance in the second half of the year,” concluded Lopez.
O-I expects third quarter 2022 adjusted earnings will approximate $0.55 to $0.60 per share which compares to $0.58 in the prior year. This outlook assumes higher selling prices will more than offset cost inflation, flat or slight sales volume growth (in tons) and benefits from the company’s ongoing Margin Expansion initiatives. Operating costs will also reflect incremental expense for expansion project activity.
The company has raised its full-year 2022 earnings guidance. Management now expects adjusted earnings per share of between $2.05 and $2.20 per share compared to the prior guidance of between $1.85 and $2.10 per share. The updated range reflects favorable first half results and solid momentum heading into the second half of the year. Management has increased its cash flow outlook and now expects adjusted free cash flow of at least $400 million and free cash flow of at least $175 million up from at least $350 million and at least $125 million, respectively.
O-I’s earnings outlook assumes foreign currency rates as of July 31, 2022, earnings dilution from the company’s Portfolio Optimization program, incremental interest expense for debt incurred to settle the Paddock 524(g) trust and an effective annual adjusted tax rate of approximately 25 to 28 percent. The free cash flow and adjusted free cash flow outlook excludes $620 million related to the funding of the Paddock 524(g) trust and related expenses which occurred on July 18, 2022.
Conference Call Scheduled for August 3, 2022
O-I CEO Andres Lopez and CFO John Haudrich will conduct a conference call to discuss the company’s latest results on Wednesday, August 3, 2022, at 8:00 a.m. EST. A live webcast of the conference call, including presentation materials, will be available on the O-I website, www.o-i.com/investors, in the Webcasts and Presentations section. A replay of the call will be available on the website for a year following the event.
Contact: Sasha Sekpeh, 567-336-5128 – O-I Investor Relations
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O-I’s third quarter 2022 earnings conference call is currently scheduled for Wednesday, November 2, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. EDT.
About O-I Glass
At O-I Glass, Inc. (NYSE: OI), we love glass and we’re proud to be one of the leading producers of glass bottles and jars around the globe. Glass is not only beautiful, it’s also pure and completely recyclable, making it the most sustainable rigid packaging material. Headquartered in Perrysburg, Ohio (USA), O-I is the preferred partner for many of the world’s leading food and beverage brands. We innovate in line with customers’ needs to create iconic packaging that builds brands around the world. Led by our diverse team of more than 24,000 people across 70 plants in 19 countries, O-I achieved net sales of $6.4 billion in 2021. Learn more about us:
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Non-GAAP Financial Measures
The company uses certain non-GAAP financial measures, which are measures of its historical or future financial performance that are not calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP, within the meaning of applicable SEC rules. Management believes that its presentation and use of certain non-GAAP financial measures, including adjusted earnings, adjusted earnings per share, free cash flow, adjusted free cash flow and segment operating profit, provide relevant and useful supplemental financial information that is widely used by analysts and investors, as well as by management in assessing both consolidated and business unit performance. These non-GAAP measures are reconciled to the most directly comparable GAAP measures and should be considered supplemental in nature and should not be considered in isolation or be construed as being more important than comparable GAAP measures.
Adjusted earnings relates to net earnings attributable to the company, exclusive of items management considers not representative of ongoing operations and other adjustments because such items are not reflective of the company’s principal business activity, which is glass container production. Adjusted earnings are divided by weighted average shares outstanding (diluted) to derive adjusted earnings per share. Segment operating profit relates to earnings before interest expense, net, and before income taxes and is also exclusive of items management considers not representative of ongoing operations as well as certain retained corporate costs and other adjustments. Management uses adjusted earnings, adjusted earnings per share, and segment operating profit to evaluate its period-over-period operating performance because it believes these provide useful supplemental measures of the results of operations of its principal business activity by excluding items that are not reflective of such operations. Adjusted earnings, adjusted earnings per share and segment operating profit may be useful to investors in evaluating the underlying operating performance of the company’s business as these measures eliminate items that are not reflective of its principal business activity.
Further, free cash flow relates to cash provided by operating activities less cash payments for property, plant, and equipment. Adjusted free cash flow relates to cash provided by operating activities less cash payments for property, plant and equipment pertaining to base maintenance activity. Management has historically used free cash flow and adjusted free cash flow to evaluate its period-over-period cash generation performance because it believes these have provided useful supplemental measures related to its principal business activity. It should not be inferred that the entire free cash flow or adjusted free cash flow amount is available for discretionary expenditures, since the company has mandatory debt service requirements and other non-discretionary expenditures that are not deducted from these measures. Management uses non-GAAP information principally for internal reporting, forecasting, budgeting, and calculating compensation payments.
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This press release contains “forward-looking” statements related to O-I Glass, Inc. (“O-I” or the “company”) within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”) and Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Forward-looking statements reflect the company’s current expectations and projections about future events at the time, and thus involve uncertainty and risk. The words “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “will,” “could,” “would,” “should,” “may,” “plan,” “estimate,” “intend,” “predict,” “potential,” “continue,” and the negatives of these words and other similar expressions generally identify forward-looking statements.
It is possible that the company’s future financial performance may differ from expectations due to a variety of factors including, but not limited to the following: (1) the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the various governmental, industry and consumer actions related thereto, (2) the company’s ability to obtain the benefits it anticipates from the Corporate Modernization, (3) the company’s ability to manage its cost structure, including its success in implementing restructuring or other plans aimed at improving the company’s operating efficiency and working capital management, and achieving cost savings, (4) the company’s ability to acquire or divest businesses, acquire and expand plants, integrate operations of acquired businesses and achieve expected benefits from acquisitions, divestitures or expansions, (5) the company’s ability to achieve its strategic plan, (6) the company’s ability to improve its glass melting technology, known as the MAGMA program, and implement it within the timeframe expected, (7) foreign currency fluctuations relative to the U.S. dollar, (8) changes in capital availability or cost, including interest rate fluctuations and the ability of the company to refinance debt on favorable terms, (9) the general political, economic and competitive conditions in markets and countries where the company has operations, including uncertainties related to economic and social conditions, disruptions in the supply chain, competitive pricing pressures, inflation or deflation, changes in tax rates and laws, war, civil disturbance or acts of terrorism, natural disasters, and weather, (10) the company’s ability to generate sufficient future cash flows to ensure the company’s goodwill is not impaired, (11) consumer preferences for alternative forms of packaging, (12) cost and availability of raw materials, labor, energy and transportation (including impacts related to the current conflict between Russia and Ukraine), (13) consolidation among competitors and customers, (14) unanticipated expenditures with respect to data privacy, environmental, safety and health laws, (15) unanticipated operational disruptions, including higher capital spending, (16) the company’s ability to further develop its sales, marketing and product development capabilities, (17) the failure of the company’s joint venture partners to meet their obligations or commit additional capital to the joint venture, (18) the ability of the company and the third parties on which it relies for information technology system support to prevent and detect security breaches related to cybersecurity and data privacy, (19) changes in U.S. trade policies, (20) risks related to recycling and recycled content laws and regulations, (21) risks related to climate-change and air emissions, including related laws or regulations and the other risk factors discussed in the company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
It is not possible to foresee or identify all such factors. Any forward-looking statements in this document are based on certain assumptions and analyses made by the company in light of its experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions, expected future developments, and other factors it believes are appropriate in the circumstances. Forward-looking statements are not a guarantee of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from expectations. While the company continually reviews trends and uncertainties affecting the company’s results or operations and financial condition, the company does not assume any obligation to update or supplement any particular forward-looking statements contained in this document.
1 Adjusted earnings per share, free cash flow, adjusted free cash flow and segment operating profit are each non-GAAP financial measures. See tables included in this release for reconciliations to the most directly comparable GAAP measures.
For more information, contact: Chris Manuel Vice President of Investor Relations 567-336-2600 Chris.Manuel@o-i.com