OC Oerlikon Management AG

  • WKN: 863037
  • ISIN: CH0000816824
  • Land: Schweiz

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Increased Guidance Reflects Positive Business Momentum in Both Divisions, Effective Cost Measures and Recent Acquisitions

OC Oerlikon / Key word(s): Half Year Results/Quarter Results

03-Aug-2021 / 06:45 CET/CEST
Release of an ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 LR
The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.

  • Strong second quarter Group results with +23% in sales and +98% in operational EBITDA vs. prior year. Group operational EBITDA margin at 17.7%.
  • Polymer Processing Solutions Q2 sales increased by 25% and operational EBITDA by 31% year-over-year, driven by strong execution. Operational EBITDA margin at 15.9%.
  • Surface Solutions' significant improvement in Q2 order intake of +45% and sales of +22% vs. prior year, mainly attributable to capturing business as demand picks up. Operational EBITDA margin improved to 18.8%.
  • 2021 guidance increased, factoring in strong operating momentum in both Divisions, sustained cost-out benefits and acquisitions. 2021 sales expected to be around CHF 2.65 billion and operational EBITDA margin to be around 16.5%.

Key figures for the Oerlikon Group as of June 30, 2021 (in CHF million)

  Q2 2021 Q2 2020 H1 2021 H1 2020
Order intake 647 604 7.2% 1 289 1 081 19.3%
Order backlog 705 647 8.9% 705 647 8.9%
Sales 628 510 23.2% 1 196 1 039 15.1%
Operational EBITDA1 111 56 97.6% 202 117 72.5%
Operational EBITDA margin1 17.7% 11.1% 660 bps 16.9% 11.3% 560 bps
Operational EBIT1 58 6 >100% 99 15 >100%
Operational EBIT margin1 9.2% 1.2% 800 bps 8.3% 1.5% 680 bps
Net result - - - 72 -32 n.a.

1 For the reconciliation of operational and unadjusted figures, please see table I and II on page 2 of this release.

 Pfäffikon, Schwyz, Switzerland - August 3, 2021 - 'We are pleased to deliver a strong second quarter and half-year peformance, confirming our strategy and the actions we took over the past two years,' said Dr. Roland Fischer, CEO Oerlikon Group.

'Surface Solutions continued to capture business as demand picks up, and the improved EBITDA margin underlines the continued positive effects from our cost actions. Polymer Processing Solutions saw healthy demand in both filament and non-filament businesses. Our strategic diversification in polymer processing, including flow control and sustainable recycling technologies, is expected to generate additional revenue opportunities in the coming years,' added Dr. Fischer.

'In view of our strong business momentum and the acquisitions of INglass and Coeurdor, we are increasing our guidance. We expect 2021 sales to be around CHF 2.65 billion (previously: CHF 2.35-2.45 billion), and the operational EBITDA margin to be around 16.5% (previously: 15.5%-16.0%),' concluded Dr. Fischer.

Strong Second Quarter
Group orders increased across all regions by 7.2% to CHF 647 million, and sales were up 23.2% to CHF 628 million, driven by recovery in Surface Solutions and higher demand in Polymer Processing Solutions. At constant exchange rates, Group sales increased by 22% to CHF 622 million.

The operational EBITDA for the second quarter nearly doubled (+97.6%) to CHF 111 million, corresponding to a margin of 17.7%. The latter represents an increase of 660 basis points versus the prior year, driven by positive operating leverage and structural cost measures. Operational EBIT for Q2 2021 was CHF 58 million, or 9.2% of sales (Q2 2020: CHF 6 million, 1.2%). Q2 2021 EBITDA was CHF 112 million or 17.8% of sales (Q2 2020: CHF 34 million, 6.7%) and EBIT was CHF 56 million, or 9.0% of sales (Q2 2020: CHF -22 million, -4.2%).

Oerlikon Group 2021 Half-Year Overview
In the first half of 2021, the Group's order intake increased by 19.3% year-on-year to CHF 1 289 million and sales were up 15.1% to CHF 1 196 million. Operational EBITDA for the half year amounted to CHF 202 million, corresponding to a margin of 16.9%. Operational EBIT was CHF 99 million, or 8.3% of sales. EBITDA was CHF 200 million, or 16.7% of sales (HY 2020: CHF 92 million, 8.9%), and EBIT was CHF 95 million, or 7.9% of sales (HY 2020: CHF -16 million, -1.5%). The reconciliation of the operational and unadjusted figures can be found in the tables below.

Table I: Reconciliation of Q2 2021 and H1 2021 operational EBITDA and EBITDA1

In CHF million Q2 2021 Q2 2020 H1 2021 H1 2020
Operational EBITDA 111 56 202 117
Income/Expenses related to restructuring 1 -21 1 -21
Expenses related to discontinued activities - -1 - -3
Expenses related to acquisition and integration costs2 -1 - -3 -
EBITDA 112 34 200 92

Table II: Reconciliation of Q2 2021 and H1 2021 operational EBIT and EBIT1

In CHF million Q2 2021 Q2 2020 H1 2021 H1 2020
Operational EBIT 58 6 99 15
Income/Expenses related to restructuring 1 -21 1 -21
Expenses related to discontinued activities - -2 - -4
Impairment charges -2 -5 -2 -5
Expenses related to acquisition and integration costs2 -1 - -3 -
EBIT 56 -22 95 -16

All amounts (including totals and subtotals) have been rounded according to normal commercial practice. Thus, an addition of the figures presented can result in rounding differences. Since Q2 2021, operational EBITDA and operational EBIT are additionally adjusted by acquisition and integration costs. For comparability, prior period figures have been adjusted accordingly. In addition, prior year figures have been adjusted retrospectively for activities that recently have been discontinued.

The net income for the first half of the year increased by CHF 104 million to CHF 72 million, driven by the improvement in EBITDA. As of June 30, 2021, Oerlikon had CHF 486 million of net debt, attributed to acquisitions and dividend payment. Cash flow from operating activities for the first half of 2021 was CHF 36 million, compared to CHF -5 million in 2020, due to the improved net result.

2021 Guidance Raised

In light of the strong business momentum, continued effectiveness of cost actions and the recent acquisitions, Oerlikon is increasing its 2021 guidance. Assuming markets continue to recover and there are no new major disruptions from the pandemic, the Group expects order intake for the full year to be around CHF 2.75 billion, sales to be around CHF 2.65 billion (previously: CHF 2.35-2.45 billion) and the operational EBITDA margin to be around 16.5% (previously: 15.5%-16.0%). In Polymer Processing Solutions, sales are expected to increase to around CHF 1.35 billion (previously: CHF 1.10-1.15 billion) and the operational EBITDA margin to be between 14.5%-15.0% (previously: ~14.0%). In Surface Solutions, sales are expected to be around CHF 1.3 billion (previously: CHF 1.25-1.30 billion) and the operational EBITDA margin to be between 18.0%-18.5% (previously: 16.5%-17.5%).

Division Overview
Surface Solutions Division

Key figures for the Surface Solutions Division as of June 30, 2021 (in CHF million)

  Q2 2021 Q2 2020 H1 2021 H1 2020
Order intake 345 238 45.0% 672 571 17.7%
Order backlog 168 161 4.0% 168 161 4.0%
Sales (to third parties) 320 262 22.0% 624 587 6.3%
Operational EBITDA 60 18 >100% 115 59 93.0%
Operational EBITDA margin 18.8% 7.0% 1 180 bps 18.3% 10.1% 820 bps

Surface solutions markets, except aerospace and power generation, continued to recover across all regions in the second quarter. Automotive saw strong recovery in the first half of 2021 (Q2: +49% year-over-year) despite challenges with chip shortage. Tooling (Q2: +27% year-over-year) and general industries (Q2: +24% year-over-year) also noted improving trends. The Division succeeded in capturing business as demand returned. Order intake increased by 45% to CHF 345 million and sales increased by 22% to CHF 320 million. The significant year-over-year increase in order intake and sales was driven both by business improvements as well as recovery from the pandemic-impacted 2020 base.

Q2 operational EBITDA improved by ~230% and the EBITDA margin by 1 180 basis points, driven by positive operating leverage, cost control and business mix. Operational EBIT was CHF 20 million, or 6.2% of sales. EBITDA was CHF 62 million or 19.2% of sales (Q2 2020: CHF -4 million, -1.5%). EBIT was CHF 20 million or 6.1% of sales (Q2 2020: CHF -50 million, or -19.1%).

The successfully closed acquisition of Coeurdor in Q2 expands Oerlikon's offering and foothold in the luxury goods market. Oerlikon has been offering innovative surface coatings applied in high-end deco, consumer and white goods. The addition of Coeurdor and its expertise opens up revenue opportunities in the growing luxury sector.

Polymer Processing Solutions Division
Key figures for the Polymer Processing Solutions Division as of June 30, 2021 (in CHF million)

  Q2 2021 Q2 2020 H1 2021 H1 2020
Order intake 302 366 -17.4% 618 510 21.1%
Order backlog 537 486 10.6% 537 486 10.6%
Sales (to third parties) 309 248 24.6% 572 452 26.4%
Operational EBITDA 49 37 30.7% 82 56 45.9%
Operational EBITDA margin 15.9% 15.1% 80 bps 14.3% 12.4% 190 bps

The Polymer Processing Solutions Division delivered another strong quarter, driven by demand for filament and plant engineering solutions in China, including staple fibers and continuous polycondensation plants. The carpet yarn market in the U.S. noted initial signs of recovery in the second quarter. Q2 sales increased by 24.6% to CHF 309 million. The Q2 2021 order intake of CHF 302 million was 17.4% lower versus a record second quarter in 2020; first half 2021 order intake was up 21.1% over H1 2020.

Operational EBITDA increased by 30.7% to CHF 49 million, or 15.9% of sales, driven by operating leverage and the INglass acquisition. Operational EBIT was CHF 38 million, or 12.2% of sales (Q2 2020: CHF 30 million, 12.1%). Second-quarter EBITDA was CHF 49 million, or 15.8% of sales (Q2 2020: CHF 37 million, 15.1%) and EBIT was CHF 38 million or 12.2% of sales (Q2 2020: CHF 30 million, 12.0%).

The INglass acquisition, completed in the beginning of June 2021, accelerated Oerlikon's strategy of diversifying its polymer processing business into non-filament areas, such as hot runners and engineering and consultancy services for developing advanced polymer processing products. This acquisition and other organic diversification efforts, such as sustainable recycling of polymers, are expected to generate additional revenues for Oerlikon in the coming years.

Additional Information
Oerlikon will present its results during a conference call today beginning at 10:30 CEST. To participate, please click on this link to join the webcast.

To ask questions in the Q&A session, please dial in.

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USA +1 631 570 56 13

The interim (half-year) report 2021 can be downloaded at www.oerlikon.com/interimreport-2021, and the media release, including a full set of tables, can be found at www.oerlikon.com/pressreleases and www.oerlikon.com/ir.


About Oerlikon
Oerlikon (SIX: OERL) is a global innovation powerhouse for surface engineering, polymer processing and additive manufacturing. The Group's solutions and comprehensive services, together with its advanced materials, improve and maximize the performance, function, design and sustainability of its customers' products and manufacturing processes in key industries. Pioneering technology for decades, everything Oerlikon invents and does is guided by its passion to support customers' goals and foster a sustainable world. Headquartered in Pfäffikon, Switzerland, the Group operates its business in two Divisions - Surface Solutions and Polymer Processing Solutions. It has a global footprint of more than 10 600 employees at 179 locations in 37 countries and generated sales of CHF 2.3 billion in 2020.

For further information, please contact:

Sara Vermeulen - Anastasi
Head of Group Communications
Tel.: +41 58 360 98 52
Stephan Gick
Head of Investor Relations

Tel.: +41 58 360 98 50

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