CROWN HOLDINGS, INC. REPORTS SECOND QUARTER 2022 RESULTS

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

YARDLEY, Pa., July 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Crown Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCK) today announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2022.

Highlights

  • 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.

Outlook
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.

Non-GAAP Measures
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.

Conference Call
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.

Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited)

(in millions, except share and per share data)





Three Months Ended June 30,


Six Months Ended June 30,


2022


2021


2022


2021

Net sales

$3,510


$2,856


$6,672


$5,420

Cost of products sold

2,861


2,244


5,408


4,226

Depreciation and amortization

116


111


231


223

Selling and administrative expense

140


147


297


290

Restructuring and other

(73)


(31)


(74)


(31)

Income from operations (1)

466


385


810


712

Other pension and postretirement

(4)


(2)


(8)


(3)

Foreign exchange

7


1


(3)


(1)

Earnings before interest and taxes

463


386


821


716

Interest expense

64


68


118


137

Interest income

(3)


(1)


(6)


(3)

Income from continuing operations before income taxes

402


319


709


582

Provision for income taxes

85


146


163


211

Equity earnings

12


3


29


5

Income from continuing operations

329


176


575


376

Income (loss) from discontinued operations



(3)




42

Net income

329


173


575


418

Net income from continuing operations attributable to

noncontrolling interests

34


45


64


78

Net income from discontinued operations attributable to

noncontrolling interests







1

Net income attributable to Crown Holdings

$295


$128


$511


$339



(1)

Reconciliation from income from operations to segment income follows.

Earnings Per Share



Three Months Ended June 30,


Six Months Ended June 30,


2022


2021


2022


2021

Net income attributable to Crown Holdings








From continuing operations

$295


$131


$511


$298

From discontinued operations (1)



(3)




41

Total

$295


$128


$511


$339

Earnings per share attributable to Crown Holdings:








Basic earnings per share from continuing operations

$2.44


$0.98


$4.18


$2.23

Basic earnings per share from discontinued operations



(0.02)




0.31

Basic earnings per common share

$2.44


$0.96


$4.18


$2.54









Diluted earnings per common share from continuing operations

$2.43


$0.97


$4.15


$2.22

Diluted earnings per common share from discontinued operations



(0.02)




0.30

Diluted earnings per common share

$2.43


$0.95


$4.15


$2.52









Weighted average common shares outstanding:








Basic

120,980,821


133,146,361


122,305,457


133,379,911

Diluted

121,622,534


134,179,586


122,991,134


134,400,624

Actual common shares outstanding at quarter end

121,166,297


132,157,477


121,166,297


132,157,477



















(1)

Discontinued operations does not include any allocation of interest expense or indirect costs.

Consolidated Supplemental Financial Data (Unaudited)

(in millions)




Reconciliation from Income from Operations to 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 exclude
intangibles amortization charges and provisions for restructuring and other.








































Three Months Ended June 30,


Six Months Ended June 30,

















2022


2021


2022


2021
















Income from operations

$

466


$

385


$

810


$

712
















Intangibles amortization


39



41



79



83
















Restructuring and other


(73)



(31)



(74)



(31)
















Segment income

$

432


$

395


$

815


$

764





































































Segment Information


Net Sales


Three Months Ended June 30,


Six Months Ended June 30,




2022



2021



2022



2021


Americas Beverage


$

1,378


$

1,096


$

2,604


$

2,089


European Beverage



599



479



1,109



868


Asia Pacific



432



330



845



661


Transit Packaging



691



637



1,348



1,194


Other (1)



410



314



766



608


Total net sales


$

3,510


$

2,856


$

6,672


$

5,420






























Segment Income




























Americas Beverage


$

216


$

197


$

380


$

385


European Beverage



56



78



109



140


Asia Pacific



55



47



108



99


Transit Packaging



74



82



135



152


Other (1)



62



36



156



72


Corporate and other unallocated items



(31)



(45)



(73)



(84)


Total segment income


$

432


$

395


$

815


$

764




(1)

Includes the Company's food can, aerosol can and closures businesses in North America, and beverage tooling and
equipment operations in the U.S. and United Kingdom.

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


The following table reconciles reported net income and diluted earnings per share attributable to the Company to adjusted
net income and adjusted diluted earnings per share, as used elsewhere in this release. Some or all of each reconciling item
is reported within discontinued operations in the Consolidated Statement of Operations.








Three Months Ended June 30,


Six Months Ended June 30,



2022


2021


2022


2021

Net income/diluted earnings per share

attributable to Crown Holdings, as reported


$295


$2.43


$128


$0.95


$511


$4.15


$339


$2.52

Intangibles amortization (1)


39


0.32


41


0.31


79


0.64


88


0.65

Restructuring and other (2)


(73)


(0.60)


(25)


(0.19)


(74)


(0.60)


(23)


(0.17)

Loss from discontinued operations (3)






70


0.52






70


0.52

Income taxes (4)


(8)


(0.07)


63


0.47


(15)


(0.12)


49


0.37

Equity earnings (5)


2


0.02






4


0.04





Noncontrolling interests (6)






10


0.08






10


0.08

Adjusted net income/diluted earnings per share


$255


$2.10


$287


$2.14


$505


$4.11


$533


$3.97


















Effective tax rate as reported (7)


21.1 %




49.1 %




23.0 %




36.7 %



Adjusted effective tax rate (7)


25.3 %




24.1 %




24.9 %




24.2 %







































Adjusted net income, adjusted diluted earnings per share and the adjusted effective tax rate are non-GAAP measures and
are not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for net income, diluted earnings per share and effective tax
rates determined in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles. The Company believes these non-
GAAP measures provide useful information to evaluate the performance of the Company's ongoing business.



(1)

In the second quarter and first six months of 2022, the Company recorded charges of $39 million ($30 million net of
tax) and $79 million ($61 million net of tax) for intangibles amortization arising from prior acquisitions. In the second
quarter and first six months of 2021, the Company recorded charges of $41 million ($30 million net of tax) and $88
million ($66 million net of tax) for intangibles amortization.



(2)

In the second quarter and first six months of 2022, the Company recorded net restructuring and other gains of $73
million ($72 million net of tax) and $74 million ($74 million net of tax). In the second quarter and first six months of
2021, the Company recorded net restructuring and other gains of $25 million ($17 million net of tax) and $23 million
($15 million net of tax).



(3)

In the second quarter of 2021, the Company recorded an after-tax charge of $70 million (primarily due to cumulative
translation adjustments of approximately $600 million) in connection with the agreement to sell its European Tinplate
operations.



(4)

The Company recorded income tax benefits of $8 million and $15 million in the second quarter and first six months
of 2022 and income tax charges of $63 and $49 in the second quarter and first six months of 2021 related to tax matters
including changes in tax laws, tax settlements, valuation allowance adjustments and for the items described above.



(5)

In the second quarter and first six months of 2022, the Company recorded its proportional share of intangible
amortization and inventory step-up charges recorded by its equity method affiliate, Eviosys. These charges were
recorded net of tax by the Company in the line Equity earnings.



(6)

In the second quarter of 2021, the Company recorded noncontrolling interest charges of $10 million related to the
items described above.



(7)

The reported and adjusted effective tax rates include income from discontinued operations, which is reported net of
tax in the statement of operations. Income tax effects on adjusted net income were calculated using the applicable tax
rates of the underlying jurisdiction.

Impact of Foreign Currency Translation by Segment – Favorable/(Unfavorable) (1)





Three Months Ended

June 30, 2022



Six Months Ended

June 30, 2022



Net Sales


Segment
Income



Net Sales



Segment
Income



Americas Beverage






$1






European Beverage

($51)


($3)



(71)



($6)



Asia Pacific

(10)


(1)



(17)



(3)



Transit Packaging

(38)


(5)



(60)



(8)



Corporate and other

(5)


(2)



(6)



(2)




($104)


($11)



($153)



($19)















Net Income and Diluted Earnings Per Share Attributable to Crown Holdings at Constant Currency


The following table presents net income attributable to Crown Holdings and diluted earnings per share using constant
foreign currency exchange rates for translation. We present constant currency information to provide a framework for
assessing how our business performed excluding the effect of foreign currency rate fluctuations.






Three Months Ended

June 30,



Six Months Ended

June 30,




As
Reported

2022


2022

at 2021

Rates (1)


As

Reported
2021



As

Reported

2022


2022

at 2021

Rates (1)


As

Reported

2021


Net Income


$295


$307


$128



$511


$528


$339


Adjusted Net Income (2)


$255


$264


$287



$505


$518


$533

















Diluted earnings per share


$2.43


$2.52


$0.95



$4.15


$4.29


$2.52


Adjusted diluted earnings per share (3)


$2.10


$2.17


$2.14



$4.11


$4.21


$3.97


















(1)

The impact of foreign currency translation represents the difference between actual current year U.S. dollar results
and pro forma amounts assuming constant foreign currency exchange rates for translation in both periods. In order
to compute the difference, the Company compares actual U.S. dollar results to an amount calculated by multiplying
or dividing, as appropriate, the current U.S. dollar results by current year average foreign exchange rates and then
multiplying or dividing, as appropriate, those amounts by the applicable prior year average foreign exchange rates.



(2)

2021 includes $71 and $121 of Adjusted Net Income for the European Tinplate business that was sold in August
of 2021 for the three and six months ended, respectively.



(3)

2021 includes $0.53 and $0.90 of Diluted earnings per share for the European Tinplate business that was sold in
August of 2021 for the three and six months ended, respectively.

Consolidated Balance Sheets (Condensed & Unaudited)

(in millions)

June 30,

2022


2021

Assets









Current assets









Cash and cash equivalents


$

438



$

566


Receivables, net



2,151




1,766


Inventories



2,220




1,492


Prepaid expenses and other current assets



298




295


Current assets held for sale



17




2,986


Total current assets



5,124




7,105











Goodwill and intangible assets, net



4,349




4,770


Property, plant and equipment, net



4,133




3,783


Other non-current assets



816




1,037


Total assets


$

14,422



$

16,695




















Liabilities and equity









Current liabilities









Short-term debt


$

76



$

76


Current maturities of long-term debt



1,088




94


Accounts payable and accrued liabilities



4,215




3,224


Current liabilities held for sale







1,120


Total current liabilities



5,379




4,514











Long-term debt, excluding current maturities



5,466




7,879


Other non-current liabilities



1,387




1,578











Noncontrolling interests



451




462


Crown Holdings shareholders' equity



1,739




2,262


Total equity



2,190




2,724


Total liabilities and equity


$

14,422



$

16,695




















Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Condensed & Unaudited)

(in millions)

Six months ended June 30,



2022


2021

Cash flows from operating activities









Net income



$

575



$

418


Depreciation and amortization




231




239


Restructuring and other




(74)




(23)


Loss from disposal of discontinued operations








70


Pension expense




16




25


Pension contributions




33




(11)


Stock-based compensation




16




17


Working capital changes and other




(601)




(566)












Net cash provided by operating activities (1)




196




169












Cash flows from investing activities










Capital expenditures




(310)




(325)


Acquisitions and divestitures




151






Other




29




14












Net cash used for investing activities




(130)




(311)












Cash flows from financing activities










Net change in debt




650




(41)


Debt issue costs




(7)






Dividends paid to shareholders




(53)




(53)


Common stock repurchased




(600)




(297)


Dividends paid to noncontrolling interests




(24)




(24)


Other, net




(4)




(8)












Net cash used for financing activities




(38)




(423)












Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents




(95)




(9)












Net change in cash and cash equivalents




(67)




(574)


Cash and cash equivalents at January 1




593




1,238












Cash and cash equivalents at June 30(2)



$

526



$

664
















(1)

Adjusted free cash flow is defined by the Company as net cash from operating activities less capital
expenditures and certain other items. A reconciliation of net cash from operating activities to
adjusted free cash flow for the three and six months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021 follows.





(2)

Cash and cash equivalents include $88 and $98 of restricted cash at June 30, 2022 and 2021.



Three Months Ended

June 30,


Six Months Ended

June 30,


2022


2021


2022



2021


Net cash from operating activities

$497


$554


$196



$169


U.K. pension settlement (3)

(17)




(41)





Interest included in investing activities (4)





13



13


Capital expenditures

(193)


(190)


(310)



(325)


Adjusted free cash flow

$287


$364


$(142)



$(143)










(3)

In September 2021, the Company made a contribution of $271 million to its U.K. defined pension plan in
advance of a full settlement of the plan's obligations in November 2021. The Company expects $175 million
of the contribution to be repaid as the plan sells its remaining illiquid assets. The Company was reimbursed
$55 million in the fourth quarter of 2021 and $41 million during the first six months of 2022.





(4)

Interest benefit of cross currency swaps included in investing activities.

Consolidated Supplemental Data (Unaudited)

(in millions)



Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA and Net Leverage Ratio




June YTD
2022


June YTD
2021


Full Year

2021


Twelve Months
Ended June 30,

2022












Income from operations


$810


$712


$1,363


$1,461


Add:










Intangibles amortization


79


83


165


161


Restructuring and other


(74)


(31)


(28)


(71)


Segment income


815


764


1,500


1,551


Depreciation


152


140


282


294


Adjusted EBITDA


$967


$904


$1,782


$1,845












Total debt






$6,262


$6,630


Less cash






531


438


Net debt






$5,731


$6,192












Adjusted net leverage ratio






3.2x


3.4x













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