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Century Aluminum Company Reports Second Quarter 2022 Results

Century Aluminum Company
Century Aluminum Company

CHICAGO, Aug. 09, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ: CENX) today announced its second quarter 2022 results.

Business Highlights

  • Shipments up 1% sequentially

  • Net sales up 14% sequentially on higher realized LME prices and regional premiums

  • Realized LME aluminum price of $3,062/T in second quarter is up $299/T from prior quarter

  • Hawesville curtailment completed in July amidst high power prices

  • Extended U.S. revolving credit facility through 2027 and increased capacity up to $250 million at favorable terms

  • Increased liquidity by $71 million

  • Entered into sale agreement for remaining interest in Mt. Holly Commerce Park for $30 million; expected to close in Q4

Second Quarter 2022 Financial Results

$MM (except shipments and per share data)

 

Q1 2022

 

Q2 2022

Shipments (tonnes)

 

211,411

 

 

214,084

Net sales

$

753.6

 

$

856.6

Net income

$

17.7

 

$

37.4

Diluted earnings per share

$

0.18

 

$

0.36

Adjusted net income(1)

$

60.7

 

$

30.4

Adjusted earnings per share(1)

$

0.59

 

$

0.30

Adjusted EBITDA(1)

$

105.5

 

$

86.6







Notes:
(1) Non-GAAP measure; see reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures.

 

Shipments of primary aluminum for the quarter ended June 30, 2022 increased 1 percent sequentially, driven primarily by increased volumes at Mt. Holly. Net sales for the second quarter of 2022 increased by 14 percent sequentially due to higher realized aluminum prices.

Century reported net income of $37.4 million for the second quarter of 2022, a $19.7 increase sequentially. Second quarter results were negatively impacted by $7.4 million of net exceptional items, in particular $159.4 million asset impairment charge and $8.2 million in curtailment costs related to the Hawesville plant, $52.8 million lower of cost or net realizable value adjustment, offset by $221.8 million of unrealized gains on derivative instruments and a $6.0 million reduction in share-based compensation costs. Thus, Century reported an adjusted net income of $30.4 million for the second quarter of 2022, a $30.3 decrease sequentially.

Adjusted EBITDA for the second quarter of 2022 was $86.6 million. This was a decrease of $18.9 million from the prior quarter primarily driven by higher energy and raw material costs, partially offset by higher LME and regional premiums.

Century's liquidity position at quarter end was $225.6 million, an increase of $71.3 million from the prior quarter.

“We are proud of the Century team for delivering these second-quarter results in an increasingly complex environment," commented President and Chief Executive Officer Jesse Gary.

"Global energy prices have continued to rise over the past several months, exacerbated by the war in Ukraine, decreased Russian natural gas flows to Europe and unfavorable weather conditions," continued Mr. Gary. "In this environment, we have taken actions necessary to preserve the competitiveness of our businesses, including the difficult decision to temporarily curtail operations at our Hawesville smelter and other measures designed to improve cash flow while global energy prices remain elevated. As we look forward, we continue to position Century to benefit from long-term trends towards value-added aluminum products through our Grundartangi casthouse and North America casthouse debottlenecking projects."

About Century Aluminum Company

Century Aluminum Company owns primary aluminum capacity in the United States and Iceland. Century's corporate offices are located in Chicago, IL. Visit www.centuryaluminum.com for more information.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Adjusted net income (loss), adjusted earnings (loss) per share and adjusted EBITDA are non-GAAP financial measures that management uses to evaluate Century's financial performance. These non-GAAP financial measures facilitate comparisons of this period’s results with prior periods on a consistent basis by excluding items that management does not believe are indicative of Century’s ongoing operating performance and ability to generate cash. Management believes these non-GAAP financial measures enhance an overall understanding of Century’s performance and our investors’ ability to review Century’s business from the same perspective as management. The tables below, under the heading "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures," provide a reconciliation of each non-GAAP financial measure to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure. Non-GAAP financial measures should be viewed in addition to, and not as an alternative for, Century's reported results prepared in accordance with GAAP.  In addition, because not all companies use identical calculations, adjusted net income (loss), adjusted earnings (loss) per share and adjusted EBITDA included in this press release may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies. Investors are encouraged to review the reconciliations in conjunction with the presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures.

Cautionary Statement

This press release and statements made by Century Aluminum Company management on the quarterly conference call contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.  Forward-looking statements are statements about future events and are based on our current expectations.  These forward-looking statements may be identified by the words "believe," "expect," "hope," "target," "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "seek," "estimate," "potential," "project," "scheduled," "forecast" or words of similar meaning, or future or conditional verbs such as "will," "would," "should," "could," "might," or "may."  Our forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements with respect to: our assessment of global and local financial and economic conditions; our assessment of the aluminum market and aluminum prices (including premiums); our assessment of alumina pricing, the outlook on when energy prices, both in the United States and Europe, may return to more normalized levels, costs associated with our other key raw materials, and supply and availability of those key raw materials, including power (and related natural gas and coal), the likelihood and extent of any power curtailments; the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and governmental guidance and regulations aimed at addressing the pandemic, including any possible impact on our business, operations, financial condition, results of operation, global supply chains or workforce; the impact of the war in Ukraine, including any sanctions and export controls targeting Russia and businesses tied to Russia and to sanctioned entities and individuals, including any possible impact on our business, operations, financial condition, results of operations and global supply chains; the future financial and operating performance of Century and its subsidiaries; our ability to successfully manage market risk and to control or reduce costs; our plans and expectations with respect to future operations, including any plans and expectations to curtail or restart production, including the expected impact of any such actions on our future financial and operating performance; our plans and expectations with regards to future operations of our Mt. Holly smelter, including our expectations as to the restart of curtailed production at Mt. Holly, including the timing, costs and benefits associated with this restart project; our plans with regards to future operations of our Hawesville smelter, including our expectations as to the timing, costs and benefits associated with restarting curtailed production; our plans and expectations with regards to the Grundartangi casthouse project, including our expectations as to the timing, costs and benefits associated with the Grundartangi casthouse project; our ability to successfully obtain and/or retain competitive power arrangements for our operations; the impact of Section 232 relief, including tariffs or other trade remedies, the extent to which any such remedies may be changed, including through exclusions or exemptions, and the duration of any trade remedy; the impact of any new or changed law, regulation, including, without limitation, sanctions or other similar remedies or restrictions; our anticipated tax liabilities, benefits or refunds including the realization of U.S. and certain foreign deferred tax assets and liabilities; our ability to access existing or future financing arrangements and the terms of any such future financing arrangements; our ability to repay or refinance debt in the future; our ability to recover losses from our insurance; our assessment and estimates of our pension and other postretirement liabilities, legal and environmental liabilities and other contingent liabilities; our assessment of any future tax audits or insurance claims and their respective outcomes; negotiations with current labor unions or future representation by a union of our employees; our assessment of any information technology related risks, including the risks from the previously disclosed February 2022 cyber incursion event; and our future business objectives, plans, strategies and initiatives, including our competitive position and prospects.

Where we express an expectation or belief as to future events or results, such expectation or belief is expressed in good faith and believed to have a reasonable basis.  However, our forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties which may cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed, projected or implied by those forward-looking statements.  Important factors that could cause actual results and events to differ from those described in such forward-looking statements can be found in the risk factors and forward-looking statements cautionary language contained in our Annual Report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and in other filings made with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Although we have attempted to identify those material factors that could cause actual results or events to differ from those described in such forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that could cause actual results or events to differ from those anticipated, estimated or intended.  Many of these factors are beyond our ability to control or predict.  Given these uncertainties, investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on our forward-looking statements.  We undertake no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

 

CENTURY ALUMINUM COMPANY

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(in millions, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

Three months ended

 

March 31,

 

June 30,

 

 

2022

 

 

 

2022

 

NET SALES:

 

 

 

Related parties

$

433.1

 

 

$

483.5

 

Other customers

 

320.5

 

 

 

373.1

 

Total net sales

 

753.6

 

 

 

856.6

 

Cost of goods sold

 

660.4

 

 

 

840.7

 

Gross profit (loss)

 

93.2

 

 

 

15.9

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

11.7

 

 

 

5.8

 

Asset impairment charge

 

 

 

 

159.4

 

Other operating expense - net

 

0.2

 

 

 

0.2

 

Operating income (loss)

 

81.3

 

 

 

(149.5

)

Interest expense

 

(7.3

)

 

 

(5.7

)

Interest income

 

0.1

 

 

 

0.0

 

Net gain (loss) on forward and derivative contracts

 

(56.7

)

 

 

231.8

 

Other income - net

 

2.0

 

 

 

3.1

 

Income (loss) before income taxes

 

19.4

 

 

 

79.7

 

Income tax benefit (expense)

 

(1.7

)

 

 

(42.3

)

Net income (loss)

$

17.7

 

 

$

37.4

 

Less: net income (loss) allocated to participating securities

 

1.1

 

 

 

2.3

 

Net income (loss) allocated to common stockholders

$

16.6

 

 

$

35.1

 

EARNINGS (LOSS) PER COMMON SHARE:

 

 

 

Basic

$

0.18

 

 

$

0.38

 

Diluted

$

0.18

 

 

$

0.36

 

WEIGHTED AVERAGE COMMON SHARES OUTSTANDING:

 

 

 

Basic

 

91.2

 

 

 

91.2

 

Diluted

 

97.1

 

 

 

97.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

CENTURY ALUMINUM COMPANY

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in millions, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

 

 

December 31, 2021

 

June 30, 2022

ASSETS

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

29.0

 

 

$

30.0

 

Restricted cash

 

11.7

 

 

 

2.5

 

Accounts receivable - net

 

80.6

 

 

 

122.1

 

Due from affiliates

 

8.3

 

 

 

17.1

 

Inventories

 

425.6

 

 

 

415.9

 

Derivative assets

 

34.8

 

 

 

140.4

 

Prepaid and other current assets

 

28.2

 

 

 

29.0

 

Total current assets

 

618.2

 

 

 

757.0

 

Property, plant and equipment - net

 

892.5

 

 

 

738.4

 

Other assets

 

59.2

 

 

 

89.6

 

TOTAL

$

1,569.9

 

 

$

1,585.0

 

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

 

 

LIABILITIES:

 

 

 

Accounts payable, trade

$

186.5

 

 

$

229.5

 

Due to affiliates

 

65.8

 

 

 

26.6

 

Accrued and other current liabilities

 

62.7

 

 

 

71.3

 

Derivative liabilities

 

102.1

 

 

 

49.4

 

Accrued employee benefits costs

 

8.9

 

 

 

10.2

 

U.S. revolving credit facility

 

63.6

 

 

 

15.0

 

Iceland revolving credit facility

 

50.0

 

 

 

35.0

 

Industrial revenue bonds

 

7.8

 

 

 

7.8

 

Total current liabilities

 

547.4

 

 

 

444.8

 

Senior notes payable

 

245.8

 

 

 

246.2

 

Convertible senior notes payable

 

84.0

 

 

 

84.2

 

Grundartangi casthouse debt facility

 

 

 

 

39.4

 

Accrued pension benefits costs - less current portion

 

28.6

 

 

 

25.0

 

Accrued postretirement benefits costs - less current portion

 

93.3

 

 

 

91.4

 

Other liabilities

 

46.3

 

 

 

52.4

 

Leases - right of use liabilities

 

22.9

 

 

 

20.9

 

Due to affiliates - less current portion

 

21.9

 

 

 

9.4

 

Deferred taxes

 

58.7

 

 

 

92.3

 

Total noncurrent liabilities

 

601.5

 

 

 

661.2

 

 

 

 

 

SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY:

 

 

 

Series A Preferred stock (one cent par value, 5,000,000 shares authorized; 160,000 issued and 58,542 outstanding at December 31, 2021 and June 30, 2022)

 

0.0

 

 

 

0.0

 

Common stock (one cent par value, 195,000,000 authorized; 98,418,132 issued and 91,231,611 outstanding at December 31, 2021 and June 30, 2022)

 

1.0

 

 

 

1.0

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

2,535.5

 

 

 

2,537.0

 

Treasury stock, at cost

 

(86.3

)

 

 

(86.3

)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

(82.3

)

 

 

(80.9

)

Accumulated deficit

 

(1,946.9

)

 

 

(1,891.8

)

Total shareholders’ equity

 

421.0

 

 

 

479.0

 

TOTAL

$

1,569.9

 

 

$

1,585.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

CENTURY ALUMINUM COMPANY

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(in millions)

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

Six months ended June 30,

 

 

2021

 

 

 

2022

 

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:

 

 

 

Net income (loss)

$

(175.1

)

 

$

55.1

 

Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:

 

 

 

Unrealized (gain) loss on derivative instruments

 

127.5

 

 

 

(217.5

)

Lower of cost or NRV inventory adjustment

 

 

 

 

52.8

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

41.8

 

 

 

42.1

 

Loss on early extinguishment of debt

 

24.7

 

 

 

 

Deferred tax provision (benefit)

 

(47.6

)

 

 

41.9

 

Asset impairment charge

 

 

 

 

159.4

 

Other non-cash items - net

 

4.2

 

 

 

(9.0

)

Change in operating assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

Accounts receivable - net

 

(16.0

)

 

 

(41.6

)

Due from affiliates

 

(16.6

)

 

 

(8.7

)

Inventories

 

(40.4

)

 

 

(43.0

)

Prepaid and other current assets

 

(4.3

)

 

 

1.1

 

Accounts payable, trade

 

9.7

 

 

 

47.5

 

Due to affiliates

 

9.8

 

 

 

(28.8

)

Accrued and other current liabilities

 

(1.3

)

 

 

16.6

 

Other - net

 

(4.3

)

 

 

0.7

 

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

 

(87.9

)

 

 

68.6

 

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:

 

 

 

Purchase of property, plant and equipment

 

(25.9

)

 

 

(51.8

)

Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment

 

0.0

 

 

 

0.1

 

Net cash used in investing activities

 

(25.9

)

 

 

(51.7

)

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:

 

 

 

Repayment of Senior Notes due 2025

 

(250.0

)

 

 

 

Early redemption and tender premiums paid

 

(18.1

)

 

 

 

Proceeds from issuance of Senior Notes due 2028

 

250.0

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from issuance of Convertible Senior Notes

 

86.3

 

 

 

 

Repayments on Hawesville term loan

 

(10.0

)

 

 

 

Borrowings under revolving credit facilities

 

426.9

 

 

 

596.4

 

Repayments under revolving credit facilities

 

(432.3

)

 

 

(660.0

)

Debt issuance costs

 

(7.4

)

 

 

(1.5

)

Purchases of capped calls related to Convertible Senior Notes

 

(5.7

)

 

 

 

Borrowings under Grundartangi casthouse debt facility

 

 

 

 

40.0

 

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

 

39.7

 

 

 

(25.1

)

CHANGE IN CASH, CASH EQUIVALENTS, AND RESTRICTED CASH

 

(74.1

)

 

 

(8.2

)

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, beginning of period

 

84.3

 

 

 

40.7

 

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, end of period

$

10.2

 

 

$

32.5

 

 

 

 

 

Supplemental Cash Flow Information:

 

 

 

Cash paid for:

 

 

 

Interest

$

25.7

 

 

$

13.1

 

Taxes

 

0.0

 

 

 

1.2

 

Non-cash investing activities:

 

 

 

Capital expenditures

 

2.8

 

 

 

2.6

 

Capitalized Interest

 

 

 

 

2.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





 

CENTURY ALUMINUM COMPANY

SELECTED OPERATING DATA

(in millions, except shipments)

(Unaudited)

 

SHIPMENTS - PRIMARY ALUMINUM(1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

United States

 

Iceland

 

Total

 

 

Tonnes

 

Sales $

 

Tonnes

 

Sales $

 

Tonnes

 

Sales $

2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2nd Quarter

 

139,630

 

$

564.8

 

74,454

 

$

273.2

 

214,084

 

$

838.0

1st Quarter

 

134,953

 

$

494.8

 

76,458

 

$

247.5

 

211,411

 

$

742.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:
(1) Excludes scrap aluminum sales and alumina sales.

 

 


 

CENTURY ALUMINUM COMPANY

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

(in millions, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

 

 

Three months ended

 

March 31, 2022

 

June 30, 2022

 

$MM

 

EPS

 

$MM

 

EPS

Net income (loss) as reported (1)

$

17.3

 

$

0.18

 

 

$

35.5

 

 

$

0.36

 

Lower of cost or NRV inventory adjustment, net of tax

 

 

 

 

 

52.8

 

 

 

0.54

 

Unrealized (gain) loss on derivative contracts, net of tax

 

39.0

 

 

0.40

 

 

 

(221.8

)

 

 

(2.27

)

Asset impairment

 

 

 

 

 

 

159.4

 

 

 

1.63

 

Hawesville curtailment costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

8.2

 

 

 

0.08

 

Share-based compensation

 

3.3

 

 

0.03

 

 

 

(6.0

)

 

 

(0.06

)

Impact of preferred and convertible shares

 

1.1

 

 

(0.02

)

 

 

2.3

 

 

 

0.02

 

Adjusted net income (loss)

$

60.7

 

$

0.59

 

 

$

30.4

 

 

$

0.30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:
(1)
In periods of positive earnings, this represents earnings allocated to participating dilutive shares. For the three months ended June 30, 2022, this includes earnings allocated to common stockholders, an add-back of $0.7 million net interest expense related to the convertible notes, and a reduction of $0.3 million in share-based compensation related to the equity classified awards. For the three months ended March 31, 2022, this includes earnings allocated to common stockholders plus an add-back of $0.7 million net interest expense related to the convertible notes.

 

 


 

 

 

Three months ended

 

March 31, 2022

 

June 30, 2022

Net Income (loss) as reported

$

17.7

 

 

$

37.4

 

Interest expense

 

7.3

 

 

 

5.7

 

Interest income

 

(0.1

)

 

 

0.0

 

Net (gain) loss on forward and derivative contracts

 

56.7

 

 

 

(231.8

)

Other income - net

 

(2.0

)

 

 

(3.1

)

Income tax expense

 

1.7

 

 

 

42.3

 

Operating income (loss)

 

81.3

 

 

 

(149.5

)

Lower of cost or NRV inventory adjustment

 

 

 

 

52.8

 

Asset impairment

 

 

 

 

159.4

 

Hawesville curtailment costs

 

 

 

 

8.2

 

Share-based compensation

 

3.3

 

 

 

(6.3

)

Depreciation and amortization

 

20.9

 

 

 

22.0

 

Adjusted EBITDA

$

105.5

 

 

$

86.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact
Peter Trpkovski
(Investors and media)
312-696-3132

Source: Century Aluminum Company