SIG Combibloc Group AG

  • WKN: A2N5NU
  • ISIN: CH0435377954
  • Land: Switzerland

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SIG Combibloc Group AG: Continued growth momentum

EQS Group-News: SIG Combibloc Group AG / Key word(s): Quarter Results

07.05.2019 / 07:00


MEDIA RELEASE

7 May 2019

SIG Combibloc Group ("SIG"): Continued growth momentum

First quarter 2019 highlights

  • Core revenue up 5.4% at constant exchange rates; up 7.3% as reported
  • Adjusted EBITDA slightly higher; adjusted EBITDA margin 23.6% (Q1 2018: 24.7%)
  • Significant increase in adjusted net income to EUR29.1 million (Q1 2018: EUR4.0 million) reflecting lower financing costs post-IPO
  • Full year guidance unchanged

 
Key Performance Indicators

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2019
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Change

(In EUR million or %)
  Reported
currency
Constant
currency
Core revenue1   359.7 335.2 7.3% 5.4%
Adjusted EBITDA   85.9 85.5 0.6%  
Adjusted EBITDA margin2   23.6% 24.7%    
Adjusted net income   29.1 4.0    
 

Reported Measures

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2018
Change

(In EUR million or %)
  Reported
currency
Constant
currency
Total revenue   363.7 346.7 4.9% 3.1%
EBITDA   88.3 73.5 20.2%  
Net income   4.7 (32.1)    
 
1 Core revenue represents revenue to external customers and excludes sales of folding box board to third parties.
2 Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of total revenue.
 

Revenue by region

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Three
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2018
Change

(In EUR million or %)
  Reported currency Constant currency
EMEA   175.2 174.3 0.5% 0.4%
APAC   126.9 109.0 16.4% 11.3%
Americas   53.4 49.4 8.2% 6.6%
Group Functions   4.2 2.5    
Core revenue from transactions with external customers 359.7 335.2 7.3% 5.4%
Revenue from sales of folding box board 4.0 11.5    
Total revenue   363.7 346.7 4.9% 3.1%
 

In the first quarter of 2019, core revenue increased by 5.4% at constant currency, within the target range for the full year of 4 - 6%. Growth was driven in particular by Asia Pacific which, after a strong performance throughout 2018, continued to show good momentum for liquid dairy products across the region. Growth was also robust in the Americas, with business in Brazil benefiting from volume growth with key customers and from recent filler deployments. Sales in Europe increased reflecting new customer wins, more than offsetting a lower contribution from the Middle East joint venture within the EMEA region.


EBITDA

Adjusted EBITDA increased by 0.6% to EUR85.9 million. The adjusted EBITDA margin was 23.6% (Q1 2018: 24.7%), reflecting the impact of a lower dividend from the Middle East joint venture. The adjusted EBITDA margin is generally below the full year average in the first quarter, which is typically the quarter with the lowest sales level.

EBITDA increased by 20.2% to EUR88.3 million. The increase was largely due to an unrealised gain on derivatives compared with a loss in Q1 2018. For more detail see page 4.


Net income

Adjusted net income increased to EUR29.1million compared with EUR4.0 million in Q1 2018. The increase reflected an improvement in net income, which moved from a loss of EUR32.1 million in Q1 2018 to a profit of EUR4.7 million in Q1 2019. The improvement is a consequence of lower net finance expense following the reduction and re-financing of debt at the IPO.[1]


Full year outlook

SIG continues to implement its growth strategy and its 2019 guidance of core revenue growth of 4 - 6% at constant currency and an adjusted EBITDA margin of 27 - 28% is unchanged.


[1] The positive impact of lower net finance expense on adjusted net income has been flagged through the publication of pro forma adjusted net income on 26 February 2019 (Annual Report p. 20 and Full Year Results Media Release).



Investor contact:

Jennifer Gough +41 52 674 6508
Director Investor Relations
SIG Combibloc Group AG
Neuhausen am Rheinfall, Switzerland
jennifer.gough@sig.biz


Media contact:

Lemongrass Communications
Andreas Hildenbrand +41 44 202 5238
andreas.hildenbrand@lemongrass.agency



About SIG
SIG is a leading systems and solutions provider for aseptic carton packaging. We work in partnership with our customers to bring food and beverage products to consumers around the world in a safe, sustainable and affordable way. Our unique technology and outstanding innovation capacity enable us to provide our customers with end-to-end solutions for differentiated products, smarter factories and connected packs, all to address the ever-changing needs of consumers.

Founded 1853, SIG is headquartered in Neuhausen, Switzerland. The skills and experience of our approximately 5,000 employees worldwide enable us to respond quickly and effectively to the needs of our customers in over 60 countries. In 2018, SIG produced more than 35 billion carton packs and generated EUR1.7 billion in revenue. For more information, visit www.sig.biz.


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In this media release, we utilise certain non-IFRS performance measures, including core revenue, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margin and adjusted net income that in each case are not recognised under International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS"). These measures are presented as we believe that they and similar measures are widely used in the markets in which we operate as a means of evaluating a company's operating performance and financing structure. Our definition of and method of calculating the measures stated above may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies and are not measurements under IFRS, as issued by the IASB or other generally accepted accounting principles, are not measures of financial condition, liquidity or profitability and should not be considered as an alternative to profit from operations for the period or operating cash flows determined in accordance with IFRS, nor should they be considered as substitutes for the information contained in our consolidated financial statements. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any non-IFRS performance measures and ratios included in this media release. Refer to the section "Financial review" in the 2018 Annual Report for SIG's definitions of the above non-IFRS performance measures.

 


Reconciliations

(In EUR million)       Three
months
ended
31 March
2019
Three
months
ended
31 March
2018
Profit / (loss) for the period       4.7 (32.1)
Net finance expense       9.0 39.4
Income tax expense       3.7 (0.3)
Depreciation and amortisation       70.9 66.5
Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation ("EBITDA")   88.3 73.5
Adjustments to EBITDA:          
Share of result of joint ventures, net of dividends distributed   1.1 5.4
Restructuring costs, net of reversals       0.9 0.8
Unrealised (gain) / loss on derivatives       (5.2) 5.1
Transaction-related costs       0.7 -
Operational process-related costs       0.1 0.4
Other       - 0.3
Adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation ("adjusted EBITDA")   85.9 85.5
 
(In EUR million)     Three
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31 March
2019
Three
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ended
31 March
2018
Profit / (loss) for the period       4.7 (32.1)
Non-cash foreign exchange impact of non-functional currency loans
and realised foreign exchange impact due to refinancing
  (3.6) (5.8)
Amortisation of transaction costs       0.7 3.0
Net change in fair value of derivatives       1.4 7.6
PPA depreciation and amortisation       35.2 35.1
Adjustments to EBITDA:          
Share of result of joint ventures, net of dividends distributed   1.1 5.4
Restructuring costs, net of reversals       0.9 0.8
Unrealised (gain) / loss on derivatives       (5.2) 5.1
Transaction-related costs       0.7 -
Operational process-related costs       0.1 0.4
Other       - 0.3
Tax effect on above items       (6.9) (15.8)
Adjusted net income       29.1 4.0

Additional features:

Document: http://n.eqs.com/c/fncls.ssp?u=OCRUPCQSTX
Document title: SIG Q1 2019 English


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