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Visteon Announces First-Quarter 2021 Results

Apr. 29, 2021 at 6:55 AM EDT

$746 million Q1 net sales; 14% increase Y/Y excluding currency
Net income of $16 million in Q1 or $0.56 per diluted share
Adjusted EBITDA of $64 million, 8.6% of sales
$1.8 billion in new business wins
    First microZone display award with large North American OEM
    Two significant SmartCore wins with global OEMs
       

VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Mich., April 29, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Visteon Corporation (NASDAQ: VC) today announced first-quarter net sales of $746 million, representing a year-over-year increase of 14% excluding the impact of currency. Visteon’s sales performance represented a 14% growth-over-market compared to the production volumes of its customers.

Gross margin in the first quarter was $73 million, and net income attributable to Visteon was $16 million or $0.56 per diluted share. Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP measure as defined below, was $64 million for the first quarter or 8.6% of sales, an increase of $31 million or 350 basis points compared to the prior year. Adjusted EBITDA margin benefited from higher volumes as well as cost improvements initiated throughout 2020, partially offset by incremental supply chain costs that impacted margins by approximately 190 basis points.

During the first quarter, the company won $1.8 billion in new business, including its first win for microZone™ display technology. MicroZone™ is the first display technology in the industry to offer premium optical performance without sacrificing reliability or lifespan, thereby providing OEMs a superior alternative to OLED displays. Also notable is the company’s continued SmartCore™ domain controller momentum with approximately $850 million total SmartCore™ wins in the first quarter.

The company launched six new products in the first quarter, with more than 50 total launches expected for the full year. Most first-quarter launches were for digital clusters, which are based on Visteon's industry-leading platform that enables quick market introduction of this technology across multiple OEMs. Highlights include a 12-inch digital cluster for Nissan, a multi-display digital cluster for Jiangling Motors in China, and a 10-inch digital display for Hyundai.

Cash from operations for the first three months was $11 million and capital expenditures were $18 million. Adjusted free cash flow, a non-GAAP financial measure as defined below, for the first three months of 2021 was positive $9 million, compared to a use of cash of $14 million for the same period in 2020. The company ended the first quarter with cash of $486 million and debt of $349 million, representing a net cash position of $137 million.

“Following our strong performance in the second half of 2020, Visteon continued to execute its growth strategy in the first quarter of 2021," said President and CEO Sachin Lawande. “The $1.8 billion of new business booked in the first quarter shows the strength of our core products and their alignment with the key industry trends of digitalization and electrification."

About Visteon

Visteon is a technology leader in automotive electronics dedicated to creating a more enjoyable, connected and safe driving experience. Our platforms leverage proven, scalable hardware and software solutions that enable the digital, electric and autonomous evolution of our global automotive customers. Visteon products align with key industry trends and include digital instrument clusters, displays, Android-based infotainment systems, domain controllers, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and battery management systems. Visteon reported net sales of approximately $2.5 billion and booked $4.6 billion of new business in 2020. Learn more at https://investors.visteon.com/.

Conference Call and Presentation

Today, Thursday, April 29, at 9 a.m. ET, the company will host a conference call for the investment community to discuss the quarter’s results and other related items. The conference call is available to the general public via a live audio webcast.

The dial-in numbers to participate in the call are:

U.S./Canada: 866-411-5196
Outside U.S./Canada: 970-297-2404
Conference ID: 1997539

(Call approximately 15 minutes before the start of the conference.)

The conference call and live audio webcast, related presentation materials and other supplemental information will be accessible in the Investors section of Visteon’s website. A news release on Visteon’s first-quarter results will be available in the News section of the website.

A replay of the conference call will be available through the company’s website or by dialing 855-859-2056 (toll-free from the U.S. and Canada) or 404-537-3406 (international). The conference ID for the phone replay is 1997539. The phone replay will be available for one week following the conference call.

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Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information

Because not all companies use identical calculations, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted net income, adjusted EPS, free cash flow and adjusted free cash flow used throughout this press release may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies.

In order to provide the forward-looking non-GAAP financial measures for full-year 2021, the company provides reconciliations to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures on the subsequent slides. The provision of these comparable GAAP financial measures is not intended to indicate that the company is explicitly or implicitly providing projections on those GAAP financial measures, and actual results for such measures are likely to vary from those presented. The reconciliations include all information reasonably available to the company at the date of this press release and the adjustments that management can reasonably predict.

Forward-looking Information

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The words "will," "may," "designed to," "outlook," "believes," "should," "anticipates," "plans," "expects," "intends," "estimates," "forecasts" and similar expressions identify certain of these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future results and conditions but rather are subject to various factors, risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed in these forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to:

  • continued and future impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on our financial condition and business operations including global supply chain disruptions, market downturns, reduced consumer demand and new government actions or restrictions;
     
  • significant or prolonged shortage of critical components from our suppliers, including but not limited to semiconductors, and particularly those who are our sole or primary sources;
     
  • conditions within the automotive industry, including (i) the automotive vehicle production volumes and schedules of our customers, (ii) the financial condition of our customers and the effects of any restructuring or reorganization plans that may be undertaken by our customers, including work stoppages at our customers, and (iii) possible disruptions in the supply of commodities to us or our customers due to financial distress, work stoppages, natural disasters or civil unrest;
     
  • our ability to execute on our transformational plans and cost-reduction initiatives in the amounts and on the timing contemplated;
     
  • our ability to satisfy future capital and liquidity requirements; including our ability to access the credit and capital markets at the times and in the amounts needed and on terms acceptable to us; our ability to comply with financial and other covenants in our credit agreements; and the continuation of acceptable supplier payment terms;
     
  • our ability to access funds generated by foreign subsidiaries and joint ventures on a timely and cost-effective basis;
     
  • general economic conditions, including changes in interest rates and fuel prices; the timing and expenses related to internal restructurings, employee reductions, acquisitions or dispositions and the effect of pension and other post-employment benefit obligations;
     
  • increases in raw material and energy costs and our ability to offset or recover these costs; increases in our warranty, product liability and recall costs or the outcome of legal or regulatory proceedings to which we are or may become a party;
     
  • changes in laws, regulations, policies or other activities of governments, agencies and similar organizations, domestic and foreign, that may tax or otherwise increase the cost of, or otherwise affect, the manufacture, licensing, distribution, sale, ownership or use of our products or assets; and
     
  • those factors identified in our filings with the SEC (including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020, as updated by our subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission).

Caution should be taken not to place undue reliance on our forward-looking statements, which represent our view only as of the date of this release, and which we assume no obligation to update. The financial results presented herein are preliminary and unaudited; final financial results will be included in the company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2021. New business wins and re-wins do not represent firm orders or firm commitments from customers, but are based on various assumptions, including the timing and duration of product launches, vehicle production levels, customer price reductions and currency exchange rates.

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Visteon Contacts:

Media: Investors:
   
Dave Barthmuss Kris Doyle
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VISTEON CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)
(In millions except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)

  Three Months Ended
  March 31,
  2021   2020
       
Net sales $ 746       $ 643    
Cost of sales (673 )     (590 )  
Gross margin 73       53    
Selling, general and administrative expenses (45 )     (54 )  
Restructuring, net 1       (33 )  
Interest expense, net (2 )     (2 )  
Equity in net income of non-consolidated affiliates       1    
Other income, net 4       4    
Income (loss) before income taxes 31       (31 )  
Provision for income taxes (12 )     (5 )  
Net income (loss) 19       (36 )  
Less: Net (income) loss attributable to non-controlling interests (3 )     1    
Net income (loss) attributable to Visteon Corporation $ 16       $ (35 )  
       
Comprehensive income (loss) $ 1       $ (73 )  
Less: Comprehensive (income) loss attributable to non-controlling interests (2 )     1    
Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to Visteon Corporation $ (1 )     $ (72 )  
       
Basic earnings (loss) per share attributable to Visteon Corporation $ 0.57       $ (1.25 )  
       
Diluted earnings (loss) per share attributable to Visteon Corporation $ 0.56       $ (1.25 )  
       
Average shares outstanding (in millions)      
Basic 27.9       27.9    
Diluted 28.4       27.9    
               
               

VISTEON CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In millions)

  (Unaudited)    
  March 31,   December 31,
  2021   2020
ASSETS      
Cash and equivalents $ 482       $ 496    
Restricted cash 4       4    
Accounts receivable, net 466       484    
Inventories, net 188       177    
Other current assets 152       180    
Total current assets 1,292       1,341    
       
Property and equipment, net 414       436    
Intangible assets, net 123       127    
Right-of-use assets 162       172    
Investments in non-consolidated affiliates 57       60    
Other non-current assets 123       135    
Total assets $ 2,171       $ 2,271    
       
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY      
Accounts payable $ 486       $ 500    
Accrued employee liabilities 69       83    
Current lease liability 31       32    
Other current liabilities 189       209    
Total current liabilities 775       824    
       
Long-term debt, net 349       349    
Employee benefits 307       322    
Non-current lease liability 137       146    
Deferred tax liabilities 30       28    
Other non-current liabilities 67       92    
       
Stockholders’ equity:      
Common stock 1       1    
Additional paid-in capital 1,337       1,348    
Retained earnings 1,639       1,623    
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (321 )     (304 )  
Treasury stock (2,272 )     (2,281 )  
Total Visteon Corporation stockholders’ equity 384       387    
Non-controlling interests 122       123    
Total equity 506       510    
Total liabilities and equity $ 2,171       $ 2,271    
                   
                   

VISTEON CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In millions)
(Unaudited)

  Three Months Ended
  March 31,
  2021   2020
OPERATING      
Net income (loss) $ 19       $ (36 )  
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided from (used by) operating activities:      
Depreciation and amortization 27       25    
Non-cash stock-based compensation 4       5    
Equity in net income (loss) of non-consolidated affiliates, net of dividends remitted       (1 )  
Other non-cash items 1       6    
Changes in assets and liabilities:      
Accounts receivable 4       102    
Inventories (17 )     (16 )  
Accounts payable 2       (42 )  
Other assets and other liabilities (29 )     (18 )  
Net cash provided from operating activities 11       25    
INVESTING      
Capital expenditures, including intangibles (18 )     (44 )  
Loan repayments from non-consolidated affiliates 2       2    
Other 1       1    
Net cash used by investing activities (15 )     (41 )  
FINANCING      
Borrowings on revolving credit facility       400    
Repurchase of common stock       (16 )  
Dividends paid to non-controlling interests       (7 )  
Net cash provided from financing activities       377    
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash (10 )     (5 )  
Net increase (decrease) in cash (14 )     356    
Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash at beginning of the period 500       469    
Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash at end of the period $ 486       $ 825    
                   
                   

VISTEON CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
(In millions except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)

Adjusted EBITDA: Adjusted EBITDA is presented as a supplemental measure of the Company's performance that management believes is useful to investors because the excluded items may vary significantly in timing or amounts and/or may obscure trends useful in evaluating and comparing the Company's operating activities across reporting periods. The Company defines adjusted EBITDA as net income attributable to the Company adjusted to eliminate the impact of depreciation and amortization, restructuring expense, net interest expense, loss on divestiture, equity in net income of non-consolidated affiliates, gain on non-consolidated affiliate transactions, provision for income taxes, discontinued operations, net income attributable to non-controlling interests, non-cash stock-based compensation expense, and other gains and losses not reflective of the Company's ongoing operations. Because not all companies use identical calculations, this presentation of adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies.

  Three Months Ended
  March 31,
Visteon: 2021   2020
Net income (loss) attributable to Visteon Corporation $ 16       $ (35 )  
Depreciation and amortization 27       25    
Provision for income taxes 12       5    
Non-cash, stock-based compensation expense 4       5    
Interest expense, net 2       2    
Net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interests 3       (1 )  
Restructuring, net (1 )     33    
Equity in net income of non-consolidated affiliates       (1 )  
Other 1          
Adjusted EBITDA $ 64       $ 33    
       

Adjusted EBITDA is not a recognized term under U.S. GAAP and does not purport to be a substitute for net income as an indicator of operating performance or cash flows from operating activities as a measure of liquidity. Adjusted EBITDA has limitations as an analytical tool and is not intended to be a measure of cash flow available for management's discretionary use, as it does not consider certain cash requirements such as interest payments, tax payments and debt service requirements. In addition, the Company uses adjusted EBITDA (i) as a factor in incentive compensation decisions, (ii) to evaluate the effectiveness of the Company's business strategies, and (iii) because the Company's credit agreements use similar measures for compliance with certain covenants.

 

VISTEON CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
(In millions except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)

Free Cash Flow and Adjusted Free Cash Flow: Free cash flow and adjusted free cash flow are presented as supplemental measures of the Company's liquidity that management believes are useful to investors in analyzing the Company's ability to service and repay its debt. The Company defines free cash flow as cash flow provided from operating activities less capital expenditures, including intangibles. The Company defines adjusted free cash flow as cash flow provided from operating activities less capital expenditures, including intangibles as further adjusted for restructuring related payments. Because not all companies use identical calculations, this presentation of free cash flow and adjusted free cash flow may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies.

  Three Months Ended
  March 31,
Visteon: 2021   2020
Cash provided from operating activities $ 11       $ 25    
Capital expenditures, including intangibles (18 )     (44 )  
Free cash flow $ (7 )     $ (19 )  
Restructuring related payments 16       5    
Adjusted free cash flow $ 9       $ (14 )  
                   

Free cash flow and adjusted free cash flow are not recognized terms under U.S. GAAP and do not purport to be a substitute for cash flows from operating activities as a measure of liquidity. Free cash flow and adjusted free cash flow have limitations as analytical tools as they do not reflect cash used to service debt and do not reflect funds available for investment or other discretionary uses. In addition, the Company uses free cash flow and adjusted free cash flow (i) as factors in incentive compensation decisions and (ii) for planning and forecasting future periods.

 

VISTEON CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
(In millions except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)

Adjusted Net Income (Loss) and Adjusted Earnings (Loss) Per Share: Adjusted net income and adjusted earnings per share are presented as supplemental measures that management believes are useful to investors in analyzing the Company's profitability, providing comparability between periods by excluding certain items that may not be indicative of recurring business operating results. The Company believes management and investors benefit from referring to these supplemental measures in assessing company performance and when planning, forecasting and analyzing future periods. The Company defines adjusted net income as net income attributable to Visteon adjusted to eliminate the impact of restructuring, net, loss on divestiture, gain on non-consolidated affiliate transactions, discontinued operations, other gains and losses not reflective of the Company's ongoing operations and related tax effects. The Company defines adjusted earnings per share as adjusted net income divided by diluted shares. Because not all companies use identical calculations, this presentation of adjusted net income and adjusted earnings per share may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies.

  Three Months Ended
  March 31,
  2021   2020
Net income (loss) attributable to Visteon $ 16       $ (35 )  
       
Diluted earnings per share:      
Net income (loss) attributable to Visteon $ 16       $ (35 )  
Average shares outstanding, diluted 28.4       27.9    
Diluted earnings (loss) per share $ 0.56       $ (1.25 )  
       
Adjusted net income (loss) and adjusted earnings (loss) per share:      
Net income (loss) attributable to Visteon $ 16       $ (35 )  
Restructuring, net (1 )     33    
Other non-operating 1          
Adjusted net income (loss) $ 16       $ (2 )  
Average shares outstanding, diluted 28.4       27.9    
Adjusted earnings (loss) per share $ 0.56       $ (0.07 )  
       

Adjusted net income and adjusted earnings per share are not recognized terms under U.S. GAAP and do not purport to be a substitute for profitability. Adjusted net income and adjusted earnings per share have limitations as analytical tools as they do not consider certain restructuring and transaction-related payments and/or expenses. In addition, the Company uses adjusted net income and adjusted earnings per share for internal planning and forecasting purposes.

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