Crown Holdings, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

PHILADELPHIA, July 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Crown Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCK) today announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2017.

Second Quarter Highlights

  • Earnings per share $0.94
  • Adjusted earnings per share $1.12
  • $144 million of Q2 share repurchases; $277 million Q2 YTD
  • Beverage can growth projects on schedule

Net sales in the second quarter were $2,161 million compared to $2,142 million in the second quarter of 2016, reflecting increased global beverage can volumes and the pass through of higher raw material costs, partially offset by $48 million of unfavorable currency translation.

Income from operations was $271 million in the second quarter of 2017. Segment income increased to $297 million in the quarter over the $288 million in the second quarter of 2016, despite $5 million of unfavorable currency translation.

Commenting on the quarter, Timothy J. Donahue, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "Our second quarter performance puts us well on our way to a strong 2017, as all businesses delivered solid results. Beverage can volume growth was notable in Europe, Latin America and Southeast Asia.

"Importantly, our various global growth projects remain on schedule. Both lines at our new beverage can facility in Nichols, New York are commercially operational and are progressing through their learning curve. Our one-line beverage can plant in Monterrey, Mexico, which commenced production in December 2016, is performing well and meeting the rapidly expanding demand for beer in that region. During June, we began commercial production at our new beverage can plant in Jakarta, Indonesia and completed our capacity expansion project in Colombia. We are also on track to commence commercial production on the second beverage can line at our Danang, Vietnam facility during the third quarter. A new beverage can plant in Yangon, Myanmar and a glass bottle facility in Chihuahua, Mexico are both scheduled for start-up in the first half of 2018.

"We are excited about the continued future opportunities for global beverage can growth. This growth is being fueled by rising per capita incomes, significant investments by our customers in select emerging markets and the increasing preference for cans compared to other packaging substrates by both customers and consumers."

Interest expense was $61 million in the second quarter of 2017 compared to $58 million in 2016 primarily due to an increase in average borrowing rates.

Net income attributable to Crown Holdings in the second quarter was $128 million compared to $169 million in the second quarter of 2016. Reported diluted earnings per share were $0.94 in the second quarter of 2017 compared to $1.21 in the 2016 second quarter. Adjusted diluted earnings per share were $1.12 compared to $1.19 in 2016.

Through June 30, the Company repurchased a total of 5.1 million shares of its common stock for $277 million. Subsequent to the end of the second quarter, the Company repurchased an additional 0.3 million shares for $19 million.

A reconciliation from net income and diluted earnings per share to adjusted net income and adjusted diluted earnings per share is provided below.

Six Month Results
Net sales for the first six months of 2017 were $4,062 million compared to $4,035 million in the first six months of 2016, primarily due to increased global beverage can volumes and the pass through of higher raw material costs, partially offset by $102 million of unfavorable currency translation.

Income from operations was $508 million in the first half of 2017. Segment income in the first half of 2017 increased to $525 million over the $509 million in the first six months of 2016, despite $11 million of unfavorable currency translation.

Interest expense was $123 million for the first six months of 2017 compared to $122 million in the same period of 2016 primarily due to an increase in average borrowing rates. .

Net income attributable to Crown Holdings for the first six months of 2017 was $235 million compared to $248 million in the first six months of 2016. Reported diluted earnings per share for the first six months of 2017 were $1.71 compared to $1.78 in the first half of last year. Adjusted diluted earnings per share were $1.83 compared to $1.88 in 2016.

Outlook
The Company currently expects 2017 adjusted diluted earnings per share to be in the range of $3.90 to $4.05, based on current exchange rate levels. Adjusted diluted earnings per share for the 2017 third quarter are expected to be in the range of $1.35 to $1.45.

The effective income tax rate for the full year of 2017 is expected to be approximately 26%, although it may vary from quarter to quarter. Cash provided by operating activities is currently expected to be approximately $875 million and management currently forecasts 2017 capital expenditures of approximately $450 million.

Non-GAAP Measures
Segment income, adjusted free cash flow, adjusted net income, the adjusted effective tax rate, adjusted earnings per share, and the information presented excluding the impact of currency translation 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 net income, income per diluted share, effective tax rates or cash flow 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 as the principal measure of its liquidity. The Company considers both 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. The Company believes that adjusted net income, the adjusted effective tax rate, adjusted diluted earnings per share, and information excluding the impact of currency translation are useful in evaluating the Company's operations as these measures are adjusted for items that affect comparability between periods. Reconciliations of estimated adjusted diluted earnings per share for the third quarter and full year of 2017 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 costs, asset impairment charges, acquisition related costs including fair value adjustments to inventory, asbestos-related charges, losses from early extinguishment of debt, the tax impact of the items above, and the impact of tax law changes or other tax matters. The Company believes that adjusted free cash flow provides a meaningful measure 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 possible future dividends. Segment income, adjusted free cash flow, the adjusted effective tax rate, adjusted net income, adjusted diluted earnings per share and information excluding the impact of currency translation 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, the adjusted effective tax rate, adjusted net income, adjusted diluted earnings per share and information unadjusted for currency translation can be found within this release.

Conference Call
The Company will hold a conference call tomorrow, July 20, 2017 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) 395-0227 or toll-free (888) 606-8412 and the access passcode is "packaging". A live webcast of the call will be made available to the public on the internet at the Company's web site, www.crowncork.com. A replay of the conference call will be available for a one-week period ending at midnight on July 27. The telephone numbers for the replay are (203) 369-1363 or toll free (866) 462-8977.

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 currency translation; the continuation of performance trends in 2017; the Company's ability to successfully complete and begin production at capacity expansion projects within expected timelines and budgets in Vietnam, Myanmar and Mexico; continued global beverage can growth; and customer and consumer preference for beverage cans 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, 2016 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 supplier of packaging products to consumer marketing companies around the world. World headquarters are located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

For more information, contact:
Thomas A. Kelly, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, (215) 698-5341
Thomas T. Fischer, Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Affairs, (215) 552-3720
Ed Bisno, Bisno Communications, (212) 717-7578

 

Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Operations, Balance Sheets, Statements of Cash Flows, Segment Information and Supplemental Data follow.

 

 

Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited)

(in millions, except share and per share data)

 
 

Three Months Ended

June 30,

 

Six Months Ended

June 30,

 

2017

 

2016

 

2017

 

2016

Net sales

$2,161

 

$2,142

 

$4,062

 

$4,035

Cost of products sold

1,719

 

1,691

 

3,238

 

3,212

Depreciation and amortization

61

 

65

 

120

 

125

Selling and administrative expense

92

 

94

 

182

 

185

Restructuring and other

18

 

(3)

 

14

 

(1)

Income from operations (1)

271

 

295

 

508

 

514

Foreign exchange

5

 

(11)

 

4

 

(17)

Interest expense

61

 

58

 

123

 

122

Interest income

(3)

 

(2)

 

(6)

 

(5)

Loss from early extinguishment of debt

7

     

7

 

27

Income before income taxes

201

 

250

 

380

 

387

Provision for income taxes

53

 

65

 

99

 

103

Net income

148

 

185

 

281

 

284

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

(20)

 

(16)

 

(46)

 

(36)

Net income attributable to Crown Holdings

$128

 

$169

 

$235

 

$248

Earnings per share attributable to Crown Holdings

common shareholders:

             

Basic

$0.95

 

$1.22

 

$1.72

 

$1.79

Diluted

$0.94

 

$1.21

 

$1.71

 

$1.78

 
 
 
 

Weighted average common shares outstanding:

 

Basic

135,273,342

 

138,452,944

 

136,865,333

 

138,325,203

Diluted

135,717,734

 

139,338,412

 

137,364,459

 

139,214,555

Actual common shares outstanding

135,322,212

 

139,669,710

 

135,322,212

 

139,669,710

 
   

(1)

A reconciliation from income from operations to segment income follows.

 

Consolidated Supplemental Financial Data (Unaudited)

(in millions)

 
 

Reconciliation from Income from Operations to Segment Income and Constant Currency Segment Income

The Company views segment income, as defined below, as a principal measure of performance of its operations and for the allocation of resources. Segment income is defined by the Company as income from operations adjusted to add back provisions for asbestos and restructuring and other, and the timing impact of hedge ineffectiveness.

 
 

Three Months Ended June 30,

 

Six Months Ended June 30,

 
 

2017

 

2016

 

2017

 

2016

 

Income from operations

$

271

 

$

295

 

$

508

 

$

514

 

Provision for restructuring and other

 

18

   

(3)

   

14

   

(1)

 

Impact of hedge ineffectiveness (1)

 

8

   

(4)

   

3

   

(4)

 

Segment income

 

297

   

288

   

525

   

509

 

Foreign currency translation (2)

 

5

         

11

       

Constant currency segment income

$

302

 

$

288

 

$

536

 

$

509

 
 

(1) Included in cost of products sold

 

 

Segment Information

 
   

Three Months Ended June 30,

 

Six Months Ended June 30,

Net Sales

 

2017
Actual

   

2017 at
2016 rates (2)

 

2016
Actual

 

2017
Actual

   

2017 at
2016 rates (2)

 

2016
Actual

                                     

Americas Beverage

 

$

729

 

$

739

 

$

706

 

$

1,403

 

$

1,427

 

$

1,349

 

North America Food

   

167

   

168

   

168

   

320

   

322

   

314

 

European Beverage

   

402

   

415

   

401

   

705

   

731

   

716

 

European Food

   

459

   

474

   

462

   

838

   

871

   

860

 

Asia Pacific

   

287

   

291

   

281

   

565

   

572

   

558

 

Total reportable segments

   

2,044

   

2,087

   

2,018

   

3,831

   

3,923

   

3,797

 

Non-reportable segments

   

117

   

122

   

124

   

231

   

241

   

238

 

Total net sales

 

$

2,161

 

$

2,209

 

$

2,142

 

$

4,062

 

$

4,164

 

$

4,035

 
 
                                       

Segment Income

                                     
                                       

Americas Beverage

 

$

109

 

$

110

 

$

106

 

$

214

 

$

217

 

$

210

 

North America Food

   

22

   

22

   

20

   

38

   

38

   

32

 

European Beverage

   

72

   

74

   

75

   

123

   

126

   

121

 

European Food

   

67

   

69

   

67

   

114

   

118

   

116

 

Asia Pacific

   

45

   

45

   

39

   

84

   

84

   

74

 

Total reportable segments

   

315

   

320

   

307

   

573

   

583

   

553

 

Non-reportable segments

   

17

   

18

   

20

   

32

   

34

   

33

 

Corporate and other unallocated items

   

(35)

   

(36)

   

(39)

   

(80)

   

(81)

   

(77)

 

Total segment income

 

$

297

 

$

302

 

$

288

 

$

525

 

$

536

 

$

509

 
 
   

(2)

Information presented for 2017 at 2016 rates represents financial results assuming constant foreign currency exchange rates used for translation
based on the rates in effect for the comparable prior year period. In order to compute constant currency results, the Company multiplies or divides, as
appropriate, the current year U.S. dollar results by the current year average foreign exchange rates and then multiplies or divides, as appropriate, those
amounts by the applicable prior year average foreign exchange rates.

 

Consolidated Supplemental Data (Unaudited)

(in millions, except per share data)

 

Reconciliation from Net Income and Diluted Earnings Per Share to Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share

 
   

Three Months Ended June 30,

 

Six Months Ended June 30,

   

2017

 

2016

 

2017

 

2016

 

Net income/diluted earnings per share

attributable to Crown Holdings, as reported

 

 

$128

 

 

$0.94

 

 

$169

 

 

$1.21

 

 

$235

 

 

$1.71

 

 

$248

 

 

$1.78

 

Impact of hedge ineffectiveness (1)

 

8

 

.06

 

(4)

 

(.03)

 

3

 

.02

 

(4)

 

(.03)

 

Restructuring and other(2)

 

18

 

.13

 

(3)

 

(.02)

 

14

 

.10

 

(1)

 

(.01)

 

Loss from early extinguishment of debt (3)

 

7

 

.05

         

7

 

.05

 

27

 

.19

 

Income taxes (4)

 

(9)

 

(.06)

 

4

 

.03

 

(7)

 

(.05)

 

(8)

 

(.05)

 

Adjusted net income/diluted earnings per share

 

$152

 

$1.12

 

$166

 

$1.19

 

$252

 

$1.83

 

$262

 

$1.88

 
                                   

Effective tax rate as reported

 

26.4%

     

26.0%

     

26.1%

     

26.6%

     

Adjusted effective tax rate (5)

 

26.5%

     

25.1%

     

26.2%

     

27.1%

     

 

(1)

In the second quarter and first six months of 2017, the Company recorded charges of $8 million ($6 million net of
tax) and $3 million ($2 million net of tax) in cost of products sold related to the timing impact of hedge
ineffectiveness caused primarily by volatility in the metal premium component of aluminum prices. In the second
quarter of 2016, the Company recorded a benefit of $4 million ($3 million net of tax).

   

(2)

In the second quarter and first six months of 2017, the Company recorded restructuring and other charges of $18 million ($13 million net of tax) and $20 million ($15 million net of tax) primarily due to the settlement of a litigation matter related to Mivisa that arose prior to its acquisition by Crown in 2014. In the second quarter and first six months of 2016, the Company recorded restructuring and other charges of $2 million ($3 million net of tax) and $6 million ($5 million net of tax) including pension settlement charges.

   
 

In the first quarter of 2017, the Company recorded gains of $6 million ($5 million net of tax) for asset sales and impairments. In the second quarter and first six months of 2016, the Company recorded gains of $5 million ($3 million net of tax) and $7 million ($5 million net of tax) for asset sales and impairments.

   

(3)

In the second quarter of 2017, the Company recorded a charge of $7 million ($5 million net of tax) for the write off of deferred financing fees in connection with the refinancing of its term loan and revolving credit facilities. In the first quarter of 2016, the Company recorded a charge of $27 million ($17 million net of tax) for premiums paid and the write off of deferred financing fees in connection with the redemption of its $700 million notes due 2021.

   

(4)

In the second quarter and first six months of 2017, the Company recorded income tax benefits of $9 million and $7 million related to the items described above. In the second quarter and first six months of 2016, the Company recorded income tax charges of $4 million and benefits of $8 million related to the items described above.

   

(5)

Income tax effects on adjusted net income were calculated using the applicable tax rates of the underlying jurisdictions.

 

Consolidated Balance Sheets (Condensed & Unaudited)

(in millions)

June 30,

2017

 

2016(1)

Assets

               

Current assets

               

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

301

   

$

370

 

Receivables, net

   

1,005

     

929

 

Inventories

   

1,490

     

1,419

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

   

224

     

240

 

Total current assets

   

3,020

     

2,958

 
                 

Goodwill and intangible assets

   

3,512

     

3,472

 

Property, plant and equipment, net

   

3,020

     

2,700

 

Other non-current assets

   

714

     

676

 

Total

 

$

10,266

   

$

9,806

 
   
                 

Liabilities and equity

               

Current liabilities

               

Short-term debt

 

$

39

   

$

37

 

Current maturities of long-term debt

   

58

     

236

 

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

   

2,697

     

2,554

 

Total current liabilities

   

2,794

     

2,827

 
                 

Long-term debt, excluding current maturities

   

5,262

     

5,011

 

Other non-current liabilities

   

1,275

     

1,395

 
                 

Noncontrolling interests

   

313

     

305

 

Crown Holdings shareholders' equity

   

622

     

268

 

Total equity

   

935

     

573

 

Total

 

$

10,266

   

$

9,806

 
 

(1)

At December 31, 2016, prior period balance sheets were revised from previously reported amounts
to correct how the Company calculates its estimated asbestos liability.

                 

 

 

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Condensed & Unaudited)

(in millions)

Six months ended June 30,

   

2017

 

2016

                 

Cash flows from operating activities

               

Net income

   

$

281

   

$

284

 

Depreciation and amortization

     

120

     

125

 

Provision for restructuring and other

     

14

     

(1)

 

Pension expense

     

11

     

14

 

Pension contributions

     

(28)

     

(41)

 

Stock-based compensation

     

10

     

10

 

Working capital changes and other

     

(394)

     

(328)

 
                   

Net cash provided by operating activities (A)

     

14

     

63

 
                   

Cash flows from investing activities

                 

Capital expenditures

     

(200)

     

(143)

 

Other

     

10

     

18

 
                   

Net cash used for investing activities

     

(190)

     

(125)

 
                   

Cash flows from financing activities

                 

Net change in debt

     

217

     

(283)

 

Dividends paid to noncontrolling interests

     

(37)

     

(26)

 

Common stock repurchased

     

(277)

     

(8)

 

Debt issue costs

     

(15)

     

(2)

 

Other, net

     

19

     

38

 
                   

Net cash used for financing activities

     

(93)

     

(281)

 
                   

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

     

11

     

(4)

 
                   

Net change in cash and cash equivalents

     

(258)

     

(347)

 

Cash and cash equivalents at January 1

     

559

     

717

 
                   

Cash and cash equivalents at June 30

   

$

301

   

$

370

 
                   
                     

 

 

 

 

(A)

Adjusted free cash flow is defined by the Company as net cash from operating activities less capital expenditures and certain other items. A reconciliation from net cash from operating activities to adjusted free cash flow for the three and six months ended June 30, 2017 and 2016 follows:

   
   

Three Months Ended

June 30,

 

Six Months Ended

June 30,

 
   

2017

 

2016

 

2017

 

2016

 
 

Net cash from operating activities

$334

 

$471

 

$14

 

$63

 
 

Capital expenditures

(93)

 

(92)

 

(200)

 

(143)

 
 

Free cash flow

241

 

379

 

(186)

 

(80)

 
 

Premiums paid to retire debt early

           

22

 
 

Adjusted free cash flow

$241

 

$379

 

($186)

 

($58)

 
                   
                   

 

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