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American Axle & Manufacturing Gains On Q2 Earnings Beat

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  • American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc (NYSE: AXL) reported second-quarter FY22 sales growth of 12.1% year-on-year to $1.44 billion, beating the consensus of $1.37 billion.

  • The company noted its Q2 sales were favorably impacted by supply chain improvements, volume and mix, and the Tekfor acquisition.

  • Adjusted EPS of $0.22 beat the analyst consensus of $0.10.

  • Gross profit fell 8.7% Y/Y to $173.5 million, with the margin contracting 270 basis points to 12.1%.

  • Selling, general and administrative expenses fell 1.6% Y/Y to $84.8 million.

  • Operating margin was 4%, and operating income for the quarter fell 13% to $57.7 million.

  • Cash provided by operating activities totaled $146.7 million with an adjusted free cash flow of $114.3 million.

  • The company held $501.4 million in cash and equivalents as of June 30, 2022.

  • Adjusted EBITDA for the quarter was $195.1 million, with an adjusted EBITDA margin shrinking Y/Y from 17.3% to 13.6%.

  • Outlook: American Axle raised FY22 sales guidance to $5.75 billion - $5.95 billion from $5.6 billion - $5.8 billion, against the consensus of $5.76 billion.

  • The company expects FY22 adjusted EBITDA of $790 million - $830 million.

  • Price Action: AXL shares are trading higher by 6.24% at $9.03 on the last check Friday.

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