Visteon announces third-quarter 2019 results
• Sales of $731 million up 7 percent year-over-year
• Net income of $14 million
• Adjusted EBITDA of $62 million
• Awarded $4.6 billion in new business year-to-date
VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Mich., Oct. 24, 2019 — Visteon Corporation (NASDAQ: VC) today announced third-quarter 2019 results, reporting net income attributable to Visteon of $14 million or $0.50 per diluted share, compared with $21 million or $0.71 per diluted share in the third quarter of 2018.
Third-quarter 2019 sales were $731 million, compared with $681 million in the third quarter of 2018. The increase of $50 million is primarily due to new product launches and the consolidation of a previously non-consolidated affiliate, partially offset by lower vehicle production volumes, customer pricing and unfavorable currency impacts. Gross margin for the third quarter of 2019 was $84 million, compared with $82 million in the same quarter in 2018.
During the first nine months of 2019, global vehicle manufacturers awarded Visteon new business of $4.6 billion in lifetime sales, with more than 60 percent from next-generation technology including digital instrument clusters, infotainment and displays.
"Our revenue growth in the third quarter reflected the positive impact of the high number of new product launches over the last 12 months,” said Visteon President and CEO Sachin Lawande. "Despite a challenging vehicle production environment, our revenues increased by 7 percent year-over-year, representing 10 percentage points over market. This is our highest growth over market in the last four years. With 35 new product launches and $4.6 billion in new business year-to-date, we are well-positioned to drive continued profitable growth globally."
Third Quarter in Review
Sales in the third quarter totaled $731 million, compared with $681 million in the third quarter of 2018. On a regional basis, in the third quarter of 2019, Europe accounted for 29 percent of sales, the Americas 26 percent, China Domestic 18 percent, China Export 9 percent and Other Asia-Pacific 18 percent.
Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP measure as defined below, was $62 million for the third quarter of 2019, compared with $71 million for the same quarter last year. Adjusted EBITDA margin was 8.5 percent for the third quarter of 2019.
For the third quarter of 2019, net income attributable to Visteon was $14 million or $0.50 per diluted share, compared with $21 million or $0.71 per diluted share for the same period in 2018. Adjusted net income, a non-GAAP measure as defined below, was $15 million or $0.53 per diluted share for the third quarter of 2019, compared with $33 million or $1.12 per diluted share for the same period in 2018.
The company had 28.1 million diluted shares of common stock outstanding as of Sept. 30, 2019.
Cash and Debt Balances
As of Sept. 30, 2019, Visteon remained in a net positive cash position with cash of $446 million and debt of $395 million.
For the third quarter of 2019, cash provided from operations was $57 million and capital expenditures were $38 million. Total Visteon adjusted free cash flow, a non-GAAP financial measure as defined below, for the third quarter was $23 million, compared with negative $42 million during the third quarter of 2018.
Full-Year 2019 Outlook
Visteon updated its full-year 2019 guidance, with sales in the range of $2.925 billion to $2.975 billion, adjusted EBITDA in the range of $230 million to $250 million, and adjusted free cash flow in the range of $40 million to $60 million.
Conference Call and Presentation
Today, Thursday, Oct. 24, at 9 a.m. ET, the company will host a conference call for the investment community to discuss the quarter’s results and other related items. The conference call is available to the general public via a live audio webcast.
The dial-in numbers to participate in the call are:
Outside U.S./Canada: 970-297-2404
(Call approximately 10 minutes before the start of the conference.)
The conference call and live audio webcast, related presentation materials and other supplemental information will be accessible in the investors section of Visteon’s website. A news release on Visteon’s first-quarter results will be available in the news section of the website.
A replay of the conference call will be available through the company’s website or by dialing
855-859-2056 (toll-free from the U.S. and Canada) or 404-537-3406 (international). The conference ID for the phone replay is 8539928. The phone replay will be available for one week following the conference call.
Visteon is a global technology company that designs, engineers and manufactures innovative cockpit electronics and connected car solutions for the world’s major vehicle manufacturers. Visteon is driving the smart, learning, digital cockpit of the future, to improve safety and the user experience. Visteon is a global leader in cockpit electronic products including digital instrument clusters, information displays, infotainment, head-up displays, telematics, SmartCore™ cockpit domain controllers, and the DriveCore™ autonomous driving platform. Visteon also delivers artificial intelligence-based technologies, connected car, cybersecurity, interior sensing, embedded multimedia and smartphone connectivity software solutions. Headquartered in Van Buren Township, Michigan, Visteon has approximately 10,000 employees at more than 40 facilities in 18 countries. Visteon had sales of approximately $3 billion in 2018. Learn more at www.visteon.com.