YARDLEY, Pa., July 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Crown Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCK) today announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2022.
- Earnings per share of $2.43 versus $0.95 in 2021
- Global beverage can volumes grew 4%
- Self-made two-piece food cans up 43%
- Global beverage can capacity expansion projects on schedule
- Kiwiplan sale completed for $180 million, after tax gain of $102 million
- Repurchased $600 million in Company shares year to date
Net sales in the second quarter were $3,510 million compared to $2,856 million in the second quarter of 2021 reflecting increased beverage can unit volumes and the pass through of higher raw material costs partially offset by unfavorable foreign currency translation of $104 million.
Income from operations was $466 million in the second quarter compared to $385 million in the second quarter of 2021. Segment income of $432 million in the second quarter improved by $37 million compared to the $395 million in the prior year second quarter primarily due to improved profitability in the North American tinplate and can-making equipment businesses, recovery of inflation incurred in prior years and increased beverage can unit volumes, partially offset by unfavorable foreign currency translation of $11 million.
Commenting on the quarter, Timothy J. Donahue, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "The Company performed well during the quarter despite accelerating European energy prices and currency translation headwinds. Global beverage can demand continues to be robust, with virtually every region operating at full capacity. Shipment growth during the second quarter was particularly strong in Mexico, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. In North America, demand currently exceeds our ability to supply, and we expect to remain in an over-sold position at least through the end of 2023.
"On April 1st, the inflation recovery mechanisms built into our North American beverage can contracts commenced, allowing us to begin to recoup many of the cost increases experienced over the past year. As previously noted, the Company is in the process of negotiating pending beverage can contracts in Europe to include more comprehensive raw material and other inflationary pass-through provisions. Demand remains strong across most Transit Packaging businesses with overall performance level to the prior year when accounting for currency translation and the sale of the Kiwiplan business. The Transit business has initiated an overhead cost reduction program that will begin to yield benefits during the second half of 2022 and throughout 2023. Performance across the North American Tinplate and can-making equipment businesses reflects firm demand and the installation of new two-piece food can capacity to plants in Iowa and Pennsylvania during 2021. Additional capacity is expected to be commercialized later this year as we complete the construction of a third two-piece food can line at the Owatonna, Minnesota plant."
To meet customers' global beverage can requirements, the Company will commercialize significant new beverage can capacity through the end of 2023 with several projects in construction, including new multi-line greenfield plants in Martinsville, Virginia; Mesquite, Nevada; Uberaba, Brazil; and Peterborough, United Kingdom. The first line in Uberaba began commercial production in May. Additional production lines are being installed to existing plants in Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Agoncillo, Spain; and Parma, Italy.
Interest expense was $64 million in the second quarter of 2022 compared to $68 million in 2021 as lower outstanding debt balances were partially offset by higher borrowing costs.
Net income attributable to Crown Holdings in the second quarter was $295 million compared to $128 million in the second quarter of 2021. Reported diluted earnings per share were $2.43 in the second quarter of 2022 compared to $0.95 in 2021. Adjusted diluted earnings per share was $2.10 compared to $2.14 in 2021.
In the second quarter of 2022, the Company recorded a restructuring charge of $29 million related to an overhead cost reduction program in the Transit Packaging segment. The Company expects to realize annual savings of approximately $60 million, reducing headcount by approximately 600 employees. Additionally, the Company recorded a gain of $113 million ($102 million net of tax) in the second quarter of 2022 for the sale of the Transit Packaging segment's Kiwiplan business.
Six Month Results
Net sales for the first six months of 2022 were $6,672 million compared to $5,420 million in the first six months of 2021, primarily due to increased sales unit volumes and the pass through of higher raw material costs which more than offset unfavorable foreign currency translation of $153 million.
Income from operations was $810 million in the first half of 2022 compared to $712 million in the first half of 2021. Segment income in the first half of 2022 was $815 million versus $764 million in the prior year period, primarily due to improved profitability in the North American tinplate and can-making equipment businesses and higher global beverage can sales unit volumes, offsetting unfavorable foreign currency translation of $19 million.
Interest expense was $118 million for the first six months of 2022 compared to $137 million in 2021 primarily due to lower outstanding debt balances.
Net income attributable to Crown Holdings in the first six months of 2022 was $511 million compared to $339 million in the first six months of 2021. Reported diluted earnings per share were $4.15 compared to $2.52 in 2021 and adjusted diluted earnings per share were $4.11 compared to $3.97 in 2021.
The following supplemental information is provided below: a reconciliation from net income and diluted earnings per share to adjusted net income and adjusted diluted earnings per share, the impact of foreign currency translation by segment and net income and diluted earnings per share at constant currencies.
The Company currently expects third quarter adjusted earnings to be in the range of $1.75 to $1.85 per share, and full year adjusted earnings in the range of $7.65 to $7.85 per share. The full year guidance assumes approximately a $0.50 headwind due to the stronger U.S. dollar and higher energy cost in Europe.
Segment income, adjusted free cash flow, adjusted net leverage ratio, adjusted net income, the adjusted effective tax rate, adjusted diluted earnings per share, adjusted EBITDA and amounts presented at constant currency exchange rates are not defined terms under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (non-GAAP measures). Non-GAAP measures should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for income from operations, net income, diluted earnings per share, effective tax rates, cash flow or leverage ratio data prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP and may not be comparable to calculations of similarly titled measures by other companies.
The Company views segment income as the principal measure of the performance of its operations and adjusted free cash flow and adjusted net leverage ratio as the principal measure of its liquidity. The Company considers all of these measures in the allocation of resources. Adjusted free cash flow has certain limitations, however, including that it does not represent the residual cash flow available for discretionary expenditures since other non-discretionary expenditures, such as mandatory debt service requirements, are not deducted from the measure. The amount of mandatory versus discretionary expenditures can vary significantly between periods. Reconciliations of estimated adjusted diluted earnings per share for the third quarter and full year of 2022 to estimated diluted earnings per share on a GAAP basis are not provided in this release due to the unavailability of estimates of the following, the timing and magnitude of which the Company is unable to reliably forecast without unreasonable efforts, which are excluded from estimated adjusted diluted earnings per share and could have a significant impact on earnings per share on a GAAP basis: gains or losses on the sale of businesses or other assets, restructuring and other costs, asset impairment charges, asbestos-related charges, losses from early extinguishment of debt, pension settlement and curtailment charges, the tax and noncontrolling interest impact of the items above, and the impact of tax law changes or other tax matters. The Company believes that adjusted net income, the adjusted effective tax rate and adjusted diluted earnings per share are useful in evaluating the Company's operations as these measures are adjusted for items that affect comparability between periods. The Company believes that adjusted free cash flow and adjusted net leverage ratio provide meaningful measures of liquidity and a useful basis for assessing the Company's ability to fund its activities, including the financing of acquisitions, debt repayments, share repurchases or dividends. Segment income, adjusted free cash flow, adjusted net leverage ratio, the adjusted effective tax rate, adjusted net income, adjusted diluted earnings per share and adjusted EBITDA are derived from the Company's Consolidated Statements of Operations and Cash Flows and Consolidated Balance Sheets, as applicable, and reconciliations to segment income, adjusted free cash flow, net leverage ratio, the adjusted effective tax rate, adjusted net income, adjusted diluted earnings per share and adjusted EBITDA can be found within this release.
The Company will hold a conference call tomorrow, July 21, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. (EDT) to discuss this news release. Forward-looking and other material information may be discussed on the conference call. The dial-in numbers for the conference call are 630-395-0194 or toll-free 888-324-8108 and the access password is "packaging." A live webcast of the call will be made available to the public on the internet at the Company's website, www.crowncork.com. A replay of the conference call will be available for a one-week period ending at midnight on July 28. The telephone numbers for the replay are 203-369-1213 or toll free 866-452-2107.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
Except for historical information, all other information in this press release consists of forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors, including the future impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the Company's operations, including the Company's ability to continue to operate its plants, distribute its products, and maintain its supply chain; the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on demand for the Company's products; the future impact of currency translation; the continuation of performance and market trends in 2022, including consumer preference for beverage cans and increasing global beverage can demand; future demand for food cans; and the Company's ability to successfully complete its previously announced capacity expansion projects and begin production within expected timelines, including any delays related to the pandemic, that may cause actual results to be materially different from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause the statements made in this press release or the actual results of operations or financial condition of the Company to differ are discussed under the caption "Forward Looking Statements" in the Company's Form 10-K Annual Report for the year ended December 31, 2021 and in subsequent filings made prior to or after the date hereof. The Company does not intend to review or revise any particular forward-looking statement in light of future events.
Crown Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is a leading global supplier of rigid packaging products to consumer marketing companies, as well as transit and protective packaging products, equipment and services to a broad range of end markets. World headquarters are located in Yardley, Pennsylvania.
For more information, contact:
Kevin C. Clothier, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, (215) 698-5281
Thomas T. Fischer, Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Affairs, (215) 552-3720
Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Operations, Balance Sheets, Statements of Cash Flows, Segment Information and Supplemental Data follow.
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