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Earnings Highlights and Summary

For the fourth quarter of the fiscal year 2017, OI's total revenues increased 4.26% to $1.71 billion from $1.64 billion in Q4 FY16. On a global basis, the improvement in net sales was due to an increase in price of 1% and a favorable currency translation, while the global sales volumes remained flat from the prior year's same quarter. The Company's revenue numbers lagged analysts' consensus estimates of $1.72 billion.

During Q4 FY17, OI's cost of goods sold was $1.59 billion, an increase of 11.56% from $1.43 billion in Q4 FY16. The Company's gross profit shrank 44.19% to $120 million in Q4 FY17 from $215 million in Q4 FY16.

For Q4 FY17, OI incurred a loss of $125 million from continuing operations compared to a loss of $65 million in Q4 FY16. The Company's net loss from continuing operations attributable to common shareholders was $133 million in Q4 FY17 compared to $70 million in Q4 FY16, reflecting a decrease of 90%. The Company's diluted loss per share from continuing operations was $0.81 for the reported quarter from a diluted loss per share of $0.43 in the year ago comparable quarter. OI's reported quarter results included pension settlement charges; restructuring, asset impairment and other charges; and note repurchase and write‐off charges. It also included a tax benefit from tax adjustments due to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act 2017 (TCJA). The Company's diluted earnings per share (EPS), after adjusting for non-recurring items, increased 10% to $0.55 in Q4 FY17 from $0.50 in Q4 FY16. OI's adjusted EPS were higher than analysts' consensus estimates of $0.54.

For the full fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, OI's total revenues were $6.87 billion, up 2.49% from $6.7 billion in FY16, due to higher shipments, higher prices, and a favorable currency translation. The Company's cost of goods sold advanced 4.48% to $5.74 billion y-o-y, while its gross profit fell 6.52% to $1.13 billion y-o-y in FY17. OI's earnings from continuing operations shrank 13.5% to $205 million in FY17 from $237 million in FY16. The Company's net earnings from continuing operations attributable to common shareholders were $183 million in the year under review, a decrease of 15.28% from $216 million in the previous year. The Company's diluted EPS from continuing operations fell 15.91% to $1.11 for FY17 from $1.32 in FY16. The Company's diluted EPS, excluding special items, were $2.65 for FY17, up 14.72% from $2.31 in FY16.

Segment Details

During Q4 2017, OI's Europe segment's net revenues were $563 million, up almost 11.49% y-o-y. The segment reported an operating profit of $43 million in the reported quarter compared to $45 million in the year ago corresponding quarter, reflecting a decrease of 4.44%. The segment's operating margin was 7.6% in Q4 FY17, 1.3% lower than 8.9% in Q4 FY16.

For Q4 FY17, OI's North America segment's net revenues fell 0.39% to $509 million on a y-o-y basis. The segment's operating profit was $66 million for the reported quarter, an increase of 26.92% from $52 million in the year ago same quarter. This was because the higher food shipments offset the lower beer volumes. The segment's operating margin was 13% in Q4 FY17, 2.8% higher than 10.2% in Q4 FY16.

During Q4 FY17, OI's Latin America segment's net revenues surged 4.39% to $428 million on a y-o-y basis, mainly due to gains in beer and non-alcoholic beverages. The segment generated an operating profit of $89 million in the reported quarter versus $75 million in the year ago comparable quarter, reflecting an increase of 18.67%. The segment's operating margin was 20.8% in Q4 FY17, 2.5% higher than 18.3% in Q4 FY16.

OI's Asia/Pacific segment's net revenues advanced 0.51% to $198 million y-o-y in Q4 FY17. The segment's operating profit dipped 51.72% to $14 million in the reported quarter from $29 million in the year ago corresponding quarter, as higher food shipments were more than offset by the lower beer volumes. The segment's operating margin was 7.1% in Q4 FY17, 7.6% lower than 14.7% in Q4 FY16.

Cash Matters

On December 31, 2017, OI had cash and cash equivalents of $492 million; the same as on December 31, 2016. For the year ended December 31, 2017, the Company's cash provided by continuing operating activities was $724 million compared to $758 million for the same period of 2016, reflecting a decrease of 4.49%. The Company's adjusted free cash flow was $393 million in FY17, 8.39% lower than $429 million in FY16.

At the end of 2017, OI's long-term debt was $5.12 billion compared to $5.13 billion at the end of 2016. During FY17, the Company retired its highest cost debt, i.e. $250 million of its 7.80% Senior Debentures due 2018.

OI's Board of Directors authorized a $400 million share repurchase program in 2017. The Company intends to repurchase about $100 million of shares in 2018.

Outlook

For the full fiscal year 2018, OI expects earnings from continuing operations and adjusted earnings per share to be in the range of $2.75 to $2.85. The mid-point of this estimated range reflects a y-o-y improvement of 6%. The Company expects cash flow from continuing operating activities to be approximately $800 million and adjusted free cash flow to be approximately $400 million for FY18.

Stock Performance Snapshot

March 02, 2018 - At Friday's closing bell, Owens-Illinois' stock climbed 1.73%, ending the trading session at $21.71.

Volume traded for the day: 1.11 million shares.

Stock performance in the past twelve-month period – up 7.05%

After last Friday's close, Owens-Illinois' market cap was at $3.54 billion.

Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio was at 20.83.

The stock is part of the Consumer Goods sector, categorized under the Packaging & Containers industry. This sector was up 0.6% at the end of the session.

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