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Hexcel Reports 2022 Second Quarter Results

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  • Q2 2022 GAAP diluted EPS of $0.53 and adjusted diluted EPS of $0.33, compared to Q2 2021 GAAP diluted EPS of $0.03 and adjusted diluted EPS of $0.08.

  • Q2 2022 Sales were $393 million, compared to $320 million in Q2 2021.

  • Full year 2022 guidance is reaffirmed.

See Table C for reconciliation of GAAP and non-GAAP operating income, net income (loss), earnings (loss) per share and operating cash flow to free cash flow. Free cash flow is cash from operations less capital expenditures.

STAMFORD, Conn., July 25, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hexcel Corporation (NYSE: HXL):

Summary of Results from Operations

Quarters Ended

Six Months Ended

June 30,

June 30,

(In millions, except per share data)

2022

2021

% Change

2022

2021

% Change

Net Sales

$

393.0

$

320.3

22.7 %

$

783.6

$

630.6

24.3 %

Net sales change in constant currency

25.9 %

26.7 %

Operating Income

63.8

16.2

293.8 %

93.9

6.0

1,465.0 %

Net Income (Loss)

44.7

2.2

1,931.8 %

62.5

(11.8

)

629.7 %

Diluted net income (loss) per common share

$

0.53

$

0.03

1,666.7 %

$

0.74

$

(0.14

)

628.6 %

Non-GAAP measures for year-over-year comparison (Table C)

Adjusted Operating Income

$

44.7

$

19.3

131.6 %

$

75.8

$

21.2

257.5 %

As a % of sales

11.4

%

6.0

%

9.7

%

3.4

%

Adjusted Net Income (Loss)

28.1

7.1

295.8 %

46.7

(1.3

)

3,692.3 %

Adjusted diluted net income (loss) per share

$

0.33

$

0.08

312.5 %

$

0.55

$

(0.02

)

2,850.0 %

Hexcel Corporation (NYSE: HXL) today reported second quarter 2022 results including net sales of $393 million and adjusted diluted EPS of $0.33 per share.

Chairman, CEO and President Nick Stanage said, "The second quarter demonstrated our continued ability to deliver solid results and to perform consistently in the face of supply chain disruptions and inflationary pressures, which we expect to be present at least through the end of 2022. We remain encouraged by the ongoing recovery in air travel that is supporting growth in the commercial aerospace market, as well as the strength in Space and Defense and the success that our Industrial team is achieving in both existing and new markets. We continue to tightly manage our cost base and focus strongly on working capital as our business grows. Our key priorities continue to be meeting the needs of our customers, optimizing incremental margins, and driving innovation to support the global drive for fuel efficiency and emissions reduction from composite lightweighting."

Markets

Sales in the second quarter of 2022 were $393.0 million compared to $320.3 million in the second quarter of 2021.

Commercial Aerospace

  • Commercial Aerospace sales of $227.6 million increased 48.1% (49.5% in constant currency) for the second quarter of 2022 compared to the second quarter of 2021 led by growth in the A350, A320neo and 737 MAX programs. The sub-category Other Commercial Aerospace, which includes business jets and regional aircraft, increased 75.4% for the second quarter of 2022 compared to the second quarter of 2021.

Space & Defense

  • Space & Defense sales of $111.9 million increased 4.7% (7.0% in constant currency) for the quarter as compared to the second quarter of 2021 with growth in Space, CH-53K heavy lift helicopter and a number of international programs.

Industrial

  • Total Industrial sales of $53.5 million in the second quarter of 2022 decreased 10.4% (3.5% in constant currency) compared to the second quarter of 2021 as lower wind energy sales and the negative impact of foreign exchange, was only partially offset by growth in automotive, recreation and other industrial sales.

Consolidated Operations

Gross margin for the second quarter of 2022 was 22.8% compared to 19.3% in the second quarter of 2021 as higher sales volume drove favorable operating leverage. As a percentage of sales, selling, general and administrative and R&T expenses for the second quarter of 2022 were 11.4% compared to 13.3% for the second quarter of 2021. Adjusted operating income in the second quarter of 2022 was $44.7 million or 11.4% of sales, compared to $19.3 million, or 6.0% of sales in 2021. Other operating income for the second quarter of 2022 included a pre-tax net gain of $19.4 million from the sale of our Dublin, California site as we transfer our R&T laboratory from Dublin to a new, flagship Center of Research & Technology Excellence at our Salt Lake City site in Utah. The impact of exchange rates on operating income as a percent of sales was favorable by approximately 30 basis points in the second quarter of 2022 compared to the second quarter of 2021.

Year-to-Date 2022 Results

Sales for the first six months of 2022 were $783.6 million compared to $630.6 million for the same period in 2021.

Commercial Aerospace (57% of YTD sales)

  • Commercial Aerospace sales of $446.5 million increased 48.2% (49.2% in constant currency) for the first six months of 2022 compared to the first six months of 2021 on stronger narrowbody and A350 sales, whereas sales in the prior year period were impacted by channel destocking. The sub-category Other Commercial Aerospace increased 72.9% for the first six months of 2022 compared to the same period in 2021.

Space & Defense (29% of YTD sales)

  • Space & Defense sales of $230.1 million increased 5.3% (7.0% in constant currency) for the first six months of 2022 as compared to the first six months of 2021, led by growth in Space and the CH-53K program.

Industrial (14% of YTD sales)

  • Total Industrial sales of $107.0 million in the first six months of 2022 decreased 3.3% (increased 2.6% in constant currency) compared to the first six months of 2021 as growth in automotive, recreation and other industrial markets was not enough to offset the negative impact of foreign exchange rates and lower wind energy sales.

Consolidated Operations

Gross margin for the first six months of 2022 was 22.5% compared to 18.2% in the prior year period as higher sales and greater capacity utilization led to improved cost absorption. As a percentage of sales, selling, general and administrative and R&T expenses for the first six months of 2022 were 12.8% compared to 14.9% for the first six months of 2021. Adjusted operating income for the first six months of 2022 was $75.8 million or 9.7% of sales, compared to $21.2 million, or 3.4% of sales in 2021. Other operating income for the first six months of 2022 included a pre-tax net gain of $19.4 million from the Dublin property sale, partially offset by restructuring costs. The impact of exchange rates on operating income as a percent of sales was favorable by approximately 25 basis points in the first six months of 2022 compared to 2021.

Cash and other

  • The second quarter 2022 tax expense was $12.7 million. The tax expense for the second quarter of 2021 was $4.0 million and included a discrete tax charge of $2.7 million related to the remeasurement of the net deferred tax liability in a foreign jurisdiction. The tax expense for the first six months of 2022 was $17.4 million. The tax benefit for the first six months of 2021 was $3.5 million and included a discrete tax benefit of $3.2 million for the revaluation of deferred tax liabilities related to a favorable U.S. state tax law change in addition to the discrete tax charge of $2.7 million mentioned above. The underlying effective tax rate for 2022 continues to be 23%.

  • Net cash provided by operating activities in the first six months of 2022 was $18.3 million, compared to $38.9 million for the first six months of 2021. Working capital was a cash use of $95.1 million for the first six months of 2022 and a use of $19.6 million for the comparable period in 2021. The increase in working capital supports growing sales. Capital expenditures on a cash basis were $37.9 million for the first six months of 2022 compared to $9.2 million for the first six months of 2021 with the increase reflecting two previously announced ongoing construction projects; the construction of a research and technology innovation center in Salt Lake City, Utah and the expansion of Hexcel’s engineered core operations in Morocco. Net cash used for investing activities for the six months ended June 30, 2022 included the net proceeds of $21.2 million received from the sale of our facility in Dublin, California. Free cash flow was ($19.6) million in the first six months of 2022 compared to $29.7 million in the first six months of 2021. Free cash flow is defined as cash generated from operating activities less cash paid for capital expenditures. Capital expenditures on an accrual basis were $28.3 million and $7.8 million for the first six months of 2022 and 2021, respectively.

  • The Company did not repurchase any common stock during the second quarter of 2022. The remaining authorization under the share repurchase program at June 30, 2022, was $217 million.

  • As announced today, the Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.10 per share payable to stockholders of record as of August 5, 2022, with a payment date of August 12, 2022.

2022 Guidance (unchanged)

  • Sales of $1.50 billion to $1.63 billion

  • Adjusted diluted earnings per share of $1.00 to $1.24

  • Free cash flow greater than $145 million

  • Accrual basis capital expenditures of approximately $75 million

  • Underlying effective tax rate is estimated to be 23%

Hexcel will host a conference call at 10:00 a.m. ET, on July 26, 2022, to discuss second quarter 2022 results. The event will be webcast via the Investor Relations webpage at www.Hexcel.com. The event can also be accessed by dialing +1 (646) 960-0452. The conference ID is 3428143. Replays of the call will be available on the website.

About Hexcel

Hexcel Corporation is a global leader in advanced lightweight composites technology. We propel the future of flight, energy generation, transportation, and recreation through excellence in providing innovative high-performance material solutions that are lighter, stronger and tougher, helping to create a better world for us all. Our broad and unrivaled product range includes carbon fiber, specialty reinforcements, prepregs and other fiber-reinforced matrix materials, honeycomb, resins, engineered core and composite structures for use in commercial aerospace, space and defense, and industrial applications.

Disclaimer on Forward Looking Statements

This news release contains statements that are forward looking within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements relating to the estimates and expectations based on aircraft production rates provided by Airbus, Boeing and others; the revenues we may generate from an aircraft model or program; the impact of the push-out in deliveries of the Airbus and Boeing backlog and the impact of delays in the startup or ramp-up of new aircraft programs or the final Hexcel composite material content once the design and material selection have been completed; expectations with regard to regulatory clearances or the build rate of the Boeing 737 MAX or Boeing 787 and the related impact on our revenues; expectations with regard to raw material cost and availability; expectations of composite content on new commercial aircraft programs and our share of those requirements; expectations regarding revenues from space and defense applications, including whether certain programs might be curtailed or discontinued; expectations regarding sales for wind energy, recreation, automotive and other industrial applications; expectations regarding working capital trends and expenditures and inventory levels; expectations as to the level of capital expenditures and completion of capacity expansions and qualification of new products; expectations regarding our ability to improve and maintain margins; projections regarding our tax rate; expectations with regard to the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine on worldwide air travel and aircraft programs, as well as on our customers and suppliers and, in turn, on our operations and financial results; expectations regarding our strategic initiatives and other goals, including, but not limited to, our sustainability goals; and the anticipated impact of the above factors and various market risks on our expectations of financial results for 2022 and beyond. Actual results may differ materially from the results anticipated in the forward looking statements due to a variety of factors, including but not limited to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, including continued disruption in global financial markets and supply chains, ongoing restrictions on movement and travel, employee absenteeism and labor shortages, and reduced demand for air travel, on the operations, business and financial condition of Hexcel and its customers and suppliers; reductions in sales to any significant customers, particularly Airbus or Boeing, including related to the timing of pending regulatory clearances for the Boeing 737 MAX and the Boeing 787, as well as due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic; inability to effectively adjust production and inventory levels to align with customer demand; inability to effectively motivate, retain and hire the necessary workforce; our ability to successfully implement or realize our business strategies, plans, goals and objectives of management, including our sustainability goals and any restructuring or alignment activities in which we may engage; the impact of any government mandated COVID-19 precautions, including mandatory vaccination; changes in sales mix; changes in current pricing and cost levels, including cost inflation, as well as increasing energy prices resulting from the conflict between Russia and Ukraine; changes in aerospace delivery rates; changes in government defense procurement budgets; changes in military aerospace program technology; timely new product development or introduction; industry capacity; increased competition; availability and cost of raw materials, including the impact of supply shortages and inflation; supply chain disruptions, which may be exacerbated by the conflict between Russia and Ukraine; inability to install, staff and qualify necessary capacity or complete capacity expansions to meet customer demand; cybersecurity-related risks including the potential impact of breaches or intrusions; currency exchange rate fluctuations; changes in political, social and economic conditions, including, but not limited to, the effect of change in global trade policies, such as sanctions imposed as a result of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine; work stoppages or other labor disruptions; our ability to successfully complete any strategic acquisitions, investments or dispositions; compliance with environmental, health, safety and other related laws and regulations, including those related to climate change; the effects of natural disasters, which may be worsened by the impact of climate change, and other severe catastrophic events; the potential impact of environmental, social and governance matters; and the unexpected outcome of legal matters or impact of changes in laws or regulations. Additional risk factors are described in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We do not undertake an obligation to update our forward-looking statements to reflect future events.

Hexcel Corporation and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

Unaudited

Quarters Ended

Six Months Ended

June 30,

June 30,

(In millions, except per share data)

2022

2021

2022

2021

Net sales

$

393.0

$

320.3

$

783.6

$

630.6

Cost of sales

303.5

258.4

607.4

515.6

Gross margin

89.5

61.9

176.2

115.0

% Gross Margin

22.8

%

19.3

%

22.5

%

18.2

%

Selling, general and administrative expenses

33.5

31.1

78.2

70.7

Research and technology expenses

11.3

11.5

22.2

23.1

Other operating (income) expense

(19.1

)

3.1

(18.1

)

15.2

Operating income

63.8

16.2

93.9

6.0

Interest expense, net

8.9

9.3

18.0

19.6

Other income

(0.3

)

-

(0.3

)

-

Income (loss) before income taxes, and equity in earnings of affiliated companies

55.2

6.9

76.2

(13.6

)

Income tax expense (benefit)

12.7

4.0

17.4

(3.5

)

Income (loss) before equity in earnings of affiliated companies

42.5

2.9

58.8

(10.1

)

Equity in earnings (losses) from affiliated companies

2.2

(0.7

)

3.7

(1.7

)

Net income (loss)

$

44.7

$

2.2

$

62.5

$

(11.8

)

Basic net income (loss) per common share:

$

0.53

$

0.03

$

0.74

$

(0.14

)

Diluted net income (loss) per common share:

$

0.53

$

0.03

$

0.74

$

(0.14

)

Weighted-average common shares:

Basic

84.4

84.1

84.3

84.0

Diluted

85.0

84.7

84.9

84.0

Hexcel Corporation and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

Unaudited

June 30,

December 31,

(In millions)

2022

2021

Assets

Cash and cash equivalents

$

99.2

$

127.7

Accounts receivable, net

234.2

160.3

Inventories, net

271.5

245.7

Contract assets

30.1

30.5

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

44.3

39.5

Assets held for sale

12.6

12.6

Total current assets

691.9

616.3

Property, plant and equipment

3,045.4

3,110.0

Less accumulated depreciation

(1,375.1

)

(1,363.9

)

Net property, plant and equipment

1,670.3

1,746.1

Goodwill and other intangible assets, net

258.8

267.5

Investments in affiliated companies

46.1

44.6

Other assets

152.3

144.9

Total assets

$

2,819.4

$

2,819.4

Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

Liabilities:

Short-term borrowings

$

0.5

$

0.9

Accounts payable

103.4

113.2

Accrued compensation and benefits

71.3

54.4

Accrued liabilities

96.0

79.1

Total current liabilities

271.2

247.6

Long-term debt

812.0

822.4

Retirement obligations

48.7

52.6

Other non-current liabilities

207.2

211.3

Total liabilities

$

1,339.1

$

1,333.9

Stockholders' equity:

Common stock, $0.01 par value, 200.0 shares authorized,
110.3 shares issued at June 30, 2022 and 110.1 shares
issued at December 31, 2021

$

1.1

$

1.1

Additional paid-in capital

894.1

878.6

Retained earnings

2,058.0

2,012.5

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(191.3

)

(126.5

)

2,761.9

2,765.7

Less – Treasury stock, at cost, 26.2 shares at June 30, 2022 and 26.1 shares at December 31, 2021

(1,281.6

)

(1,280.2

)

Total stockholders' equity

1,480.3

1,485.5

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

2,819.4

$

2,819.4

Hexcel Corporation and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

Unaudited

Six Months Ended

June 30,

(In millions)

2022

2021

Cash flows from operating activities

Net income (loss)

$

62.5

$

(11.8

)

Reconciliation to net cash used for operating activities:

Depreciation and amortization

63.9

68.7

Amortization related to financing

0.4

2.1

Deferred income taxes

(4.1

)

(10.7

)

Equity in (earnings) losses from affiliated companies

(3.7

)

1.7

Stock-based compensation

12.8

13.3

Merger and restructuring expenses, net of payments

(6.0

)

(2.5

)

Gain on sale of assets

(19.4

)

-

Gain on sale of investments

(0.3

)

-

Changes in assets and liabilities:

Increase in accounts receivable

(74.5

)

(45.9

)

Increase in inventories

(38.9

)

(21.8

)

Increase in prepaid expenses and other current assets

(10.1

)

(2.6

)

Increase in accounts payable/accrued liabilities

28.4

50.7

Other - net

7.3

(2.3

)

Net cash provided by operating activities (a)

18.3

38.9

Cash flows from investing activities

Capital expenditures (b)

(37.9

)

(9.2

)

Proceeds from sale of assets

21.2

-

Proceeds from sale of investments

0.5

-

Net cash used for investing activities

(16.2

)

(9.2

)

Cash flows from financing activities

Borrowings from senior unsecured credit facilities

35.0

-

Repayments of senior unsecured credit facilities

(46.0

)

(21.0

)

Repayment of finance lease obligation and other debt, net

(0.2

)

(0.4

)

Dividends paid

(16.8

)

-

Activity under stock plans

1.4

4.8

Net cash used for financing activities

(26.6

)

(16.6

)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

(4.0

)

(1.1

)

Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents

(28.5

)

12.0

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

127.7

103.3

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$

99.2

$

115.3

Supplemental data:

Free Cash Flow (a)+(b)

$

(19.6

)

$

29.7

Accrual basis additions to property, plant and equipment

$

28.3

$

7.8

Hexcel Corporation and Subsidiaries

Net Sales to Third-Party Customers by Market

Quarters Ended June 30, 2022 and 2021

Unaudited

Table A

(In millions)

As Reported

Constant Currency (a)

B/(W)

FX

B/(W)

Market

2022

2021

%

Effect (b)

2021

%

Commercial Aerospace

$

227.6

$

153.7

48.1

$

(1.5

)

$

152.2

49.5

Space & Defense

111.9

106.9

4.7

(2.3

)

104.6

7.0

Industrial

53.5

59.7

(10.4

)

(4.3

)

55.4

(3.5

)

Consolidated Total

$

393.0

$

320.3

22.7

$

(8.1

)

$

312.2

25.9

Consolidated % of Net Sales

%

%

%