Strong Execution Drives Improved Operating Performance
Results Exceeded Management Guidance
PERRYSBURG, Ohio (August 1, 2023) –O-I Glass, Inc. (“O-I”) (NYSE: OI) today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2023.
“We are pleased to report strong second quarter performance, which exceeded guidance, as O-I continued to execute well amid more challenging macro conditions. Business performance improved significantly from the prior year reflecting favorable net price realization, solid operating results and benefits from our ongoing margin expansion initiatives which more than offset the impact of softer demand. We continue to expect 2023 adjusted earnings will significantly exceed the prior year given strong execution and operating performance,” said Andres Lopez, O-I Glass CEO.
Net sales were $1.9 billion in the second quarter of 2023, up compared to $1.8 billion in the prior year period primarily due to higher average selling prices as well as favorable foreign currency translation, partially offset by lower shipment levels. Sales volume (in tons) was down 9 percent from the prior year compared to O-I’s most recent guidance of a mid-to-high single digit decline and was primarily attributed to softer consumer consumption activity and inventory destocking across the value chain.
Earnings before income taxes were $154 million in the second quarter of 2023 compared to $328 million in the prior year, down 53 percent. Results reflected higher segment operating profit which was more than offset by items management considers not representative of ongoing operations, including refinancing charges this year and a one-time gain on a sale leaseback transaction in the prior year period, as well as higher interest expense.
Segment operating profit was $326 million in the second quarter of 2023, up 27 percent compared to $257 million in the prior year period.
- Americas: Segment operating profit in the Americas was $126 million compared to $130 million in the second quarter of 2022. Results benefited from favorable net price and O-I’s margin expansion initiatives. These benefits mitigated the impact of 9 percent lower sales volume (in tons), temporary production curtailment to balance supply with lower demand as well as elevated planned asset project activity. Results were negatively impacted $4 million due to additional lease expense associated with the sale leaseback transactions completed in 2022 and benefited $3 million from foreign currency translation.
- Europe: Segment operating profit in Europe was $200 million compared to $127 million in the second quarter of 2022. Earnings benefited from favorable net price, solid operating performance and O-I’s margin expansion initiatives which more than offset 11 percent lower sales volume (in tons). Results include $4 million from favorable foreign currency translation.
Retained corporate and other costs were $54 million compared to $53 million in the second quarter of 2022.
Net earnings attributable to the company were $0.69 per share (diluted) in the second quarter of 2023 compared to $1.59 per share (diluted) in the prior year period. Earnings were impacted by items that management considers not representative of ongoing operations including a $0.19 charge related to refinancing activities in the current year period and a net benefit of $0.86 in the prior year related to the one-time gain on a sale leaseback transaction, partially offset by restructuring charges.
Adjusted earnings were $0.88 per share (diluted) in the second quarter of 2023, compared to $0.73 per share (diluted) in the prior year period and the company’s original guidance of $0.80 to $0.85 per share.
O-I has tightened its full-year financial guidance range and now expects adjusted earnings will approximate $3.10 to $3.25 per share. Adjusted free cash flow should be about $475 million and free cash flow should approximate $175 million.
Third quarter 2023 adjusted earnings should approximate $0.68 to $0.73 per share compared to $0.63 in the prior year quarter. Higher earnings are expected to reflect strong net price and continued solid operating and cost performance while shipment levels will likely be down compared to the prior year primarily reflecting softer consumer demand in several markets and categories. Results are also expected to reflect higher costs due to temporary production curtailment to align supply with demand as well as higher interest expense.
Guidance ranges primarily reflect potential variability in sales volume, mix and working capital trends over the second half of 2023. O-I’s adjusted earnings outlook assumes foreign currency rates as of July 31, 2023, earnings dilution from the company’s portfolio optimization program, and incremental interest expense due to higher prevailing interest rates and debt incurred to fund the Paddock 524(g) trust. The full-year adjusted effective tax rate should approximate 24 to 26 percent. The earnings and cash flow guidance ranges may not fully reflect uncertainty in macroeconomic conditions, currency rates, and further pandemic effects such as supply chain and labor challenges, among other factors.
Conference Call Scheduled for August 2, 2023
O-I CEO Andres Lopez and CFO John Haudrich will conduct a conference call to discuss the company’s latest results on Wednesday, August 2, 2023, at 8:00 a.m. EDT. 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 News and Events 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
O-I news releases are available on the O-I website at www.o-i.com.
O-I’s third quarter 2023 earnings conference call is currently scheduled for Wednesday, November 1, 2023, 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 69 plants in 19 countries, O-I achieved net sales of $6.9 billion in 2022. 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, adjusted effective tax rate 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 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. The above non-GAAP financial measures 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 plus cash payments to fund the Paddock 524(g) trust and related expenses less cash payments for property, plant, and equipment. Adjusted free cash flow relates to cash provided by operating activities plus cash payments to fund the Paddock 524(g) trust and related expenses less cash payments for property, plant and equipment plus cash payments for property, plant and equipment related to strategic or expansion projects. 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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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 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, (2) cost and availability of raw materials, labor, energy and transportation (including impacts related to the current conflict between Russia and Ukraine and disruptions in supply of raw materials caused by transportation delays), (3) the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the various governmental, industry and consumer actions related thereto, (4) competitive pressures, consumer preferences for alternative forms of packaging or consolidation among competitors and customers, (5) the company’s ability to improve its glass melting technology, known as the MAGMA program, and implement it within the timeframe expected, (6) unanticipated operational disruptions, including higher capital spending, (7) the failure of the company’s joint venture partners to meet their obligations or commit additional capital to the joint venture, (8) 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, (9) 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, (10) the company’s ability to generate sufficient future cash flows to ensure the company’s goodwill is not impaired, (11) the company’s ability to achieve its strategic plan, (12) unanticipated expenditures with respect to data privacy, environmental, safety and health laws, (13) 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, (14) changes in capital availability or cost, including interest rate fluctuations and the ability of the company to refinance debt on favorable terms, (15) foreign currency fluctuations relative to the U.S. dollar, (16) changes in tax laws or U.S. trade policies, (17) risks related to recycling and recycled content laws and regulations, (18) risks related to climate-change and air emissions, including related laws or regulations and increased environmental, social and governance scrutiny and changing expectations from stakeholders and the other risk factors discussed in the company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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