-- Net Income, Excluding Certain Items, of $8 million -- Adjusted EBITDA of $185 million -- Liquidity of $775 million -- Global Expansions Progressing Well; Commissions Rolling Mill Expansion in Brazil and Fully-Integrated Recycling Center in Korea, Broke Ground in China and Germany ATLANTA, Feb. 12, 2013 /CNW/ - Novelis Inc., the world's leading producer of aluminum rolled products, today reported net income attributable to its common shareholder of $3 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2013. Excluding tax-effected restructuring in both periods, net income for the third quarter of 2013 was $8 million, compared to a net loss of $11 million for the same period in 2012. Adjusted EBITDA was $185 million for the third quarter of 2013, compared to $213 million reported for the same period in 2012. This decline was primarily due to the implementation of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system which resulted in lost shipments, reduced productivity and stabilization costs, and negatively impacted the third quarter of fiscal 2013 by approximately $39 million. In addition, the Company experienced unfavorable pricing dynamics in several regions, higher metal input costs in North America, and incremental project start-up costs associated with its global expansions. Phil Martens, Novelis President and Chief Executive Officer commented, "The third quarter was challenging as we experienced more production disruptions than expected related to our ERP implementation in North America. These implementation issues are largely behind us and production has returned to near normal levels." "This is a heavy investment period for us that is necessary to maintain and grow our leadership position in the industry and allow us to capitalize on the significant growth we see ahead in our key end-markets," said Martens. "While we were disappointed with our results in the third quarter, we are pleased with the strong execution of our strategy. In fact, Brazil is a good example of this, with record shipments and the successful commissioning of our rolling expansion in the region." Shipments of aluminum rolled products totaled 647 kilotonnes for the third quarter of fiscal 2013, flat compared to shipments of 648 kilotonnes for the same period last year. Net sales for the third quarter of fiscal 2013 were $2.3 billion, a 6 percent decrease compared to the $2.5 billion reported in the same period a year ago, which included sales from the Company's three foil plants in Europe that were divested. In addition, sales were also impacted by lower conversion premiums as well as lower average aluminum prices when compared to last year. (in $M) Q3FY13 Q2FY13 12/31/2012 9/30/2012 Cash and cash equivalents $ 340 $ 227 Availability under the ABL facility 435 695 Total Liquidity $ 775 $ 922 (in $M) Q3FY13 Q3FY12 12/31/2012 12/31/2011 Free Cash Flow $ (309) $ 63 CapEx 193 123 Free Cash Flow before CapEx $ (116) $ 186 For the third quarter of fiscal 2013, Novelis reported liquidity of $775 million. "Despite our semi-annual bond interest payment and our substantial capital expenditure program, we reported solid liquidity in the quarter," said Steve Fisher, SVP and Chief Financial Officer of Novelis. Free cash flow was a negative $309 million for the third quarter of 2013, primarily due to capital expenditures of $193 million, a $107 million bond interest payment and negative changes in working capital. Strategic Expansions & Footprint Optimization The Company continues to make progress on its strategy. In October, it began the commissioning process at its 265 kilotonne fully-integrated recycling facility in Korea, Asia's largest beverage can recycling center. In November, it broke ground on a 120 kilotonne automotive heat treatment line, the first of its kind in China, and the world's largest 400 kilotonne aluminum recycling and casting center in Germany. In December, it began the commissioning process at its Pinda mill in Brazil, which will add an incremental 220 kilotonnes of capacity once fully operational over the next two to three years, bringing total rolling capacity in South America to approximately 600 kilotonnes. In addition, in line with the Company's strategy to divest or close non-core or underperforming assets, in January, it announced the closure of a pot line at its Ouro Preto smelter in Brazil as it is no longer competitive to operate. Business Outlook Going forward, the Company sees solid demand across its regions and key end-market segments. It expects operating performance to improve, with fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 EBITDA above fourth quarter of fiscal 2012. Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q The results described in this press release have been reported in detail on the Company's Form 10-Q on file with the SEC, and investors are directed to that document for a complete explanation of the Company's financial position and results through December 31, 2012. The Novelis Form 10-Q and other SEC filings are available for review on the Company's website at www.novelis.com. Third Quarter of Fiscal 2013 Earnings Conference Call Novelis will discuss its third quarter of fiscal 2013 results via a live webcast and conference call for investors at 9:00 a.m. ET on Tuesday, February 12, 2013. Participants may access the webcast at https://cc.callinfo.com/r/1cp05dopcfmnp. To join by telephone, dial toll-free in North America at 800 381 7839, India toll-free at 0008001007108 or the international toll line at +1 212 231 2901. Access information may also be found at www.novelis.com/investors. About Novelis Novelis Inc. is the global leader in aluminum rolled products and the world's largest recycler of aluminum. For fiscal year 2012, the company operated in 11 countries, had more than 11,000 employees and reported revenue of $11.1 billion. Novelis supplies premium aluminum sheet and foil products to automotive, transportation, packaging, construction, industrial, electronics and printing markets throughout North America, Europe, Asia and South America. Novelis is a subsidiary of Hindalco Industries Limited (BSE: HINDALCO), one of Asia's largest integrated producers of aluminum and a leading copper producer. Hindalco is a flagship company of the Aditya Birla Group, a multinational conglomerate based in Mumbai, India. For more information, visit www.novelis.com and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/Novelis. Non-GAAP Financial Measures This press release and the presentation slides for the earnings call contain non-GAAP financial measures as defined by SEC rules. We think that these measures are helpful to investors in measuring our financial performance and liquidity and comparing our performance to our peers. However, our non-GAAP financial measures may not be comparable to similarly titled non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies. These non-GAAP financial measures have limitations as an analytical tool and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for GAAP financial measures. To the extent we discuss any non-GAAP financial measures on the earnings call, a reconciliation of each measure to the most directly comparable GAAP measure will be available in the presentation slides filed as Exhibit 99.2 to our Current Report on Form 8-K furnished to the SEC concurrent with the issuance of this press release. In addition, the Form 8-K includes a more detailed description of each of these non-GAAP financial measures, together with a discussion of the usefulness and purpose of such measures. Attached to this news release are tables showing the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations, Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets, Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows, Reconciliation to Net Income excluding Certain Items, Reconciliation to Adjusted EBITDA and Free Cash Flow. Forward-Looking Statements Statements made in this news release which describe Novelis' intentions, expectations, beliefs or predictions may be forward-looking statements within the meaning of securities laws. Forward-looking statements include statements preceded by, followed by, or including the words "believes," "expects," "anticipates," "plans," "estimates," "projects," "forecasts," or similar expressions. An example of forward looking statements in this new release is our expectation that fourth quarter fiscal 2013 EBITDA will exceed fourth quarter fiscal 2012 EBITDA. Novelis cautions that, by their nature, forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainty and that Novelis' actual results could differ materially from those expressed or implied in such statements. We do not intend, and we disclaim any obligation, to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Factors that could cause actual results or outcomes to differ from the results expressed or implied by forward-looking statements include, among other things: changes in the prices and availability of aluminum (or premiums associated with such prices) or other materials and raw materials we use; the capacity and effectiveness of our metal hedging activities, including our internal used beverage cans (UBCs) and smelter hedges; relationships with, and financial and operating conditions of, our customers, suppliers and other stakeholders; fluctuations in the supply of, and prices for, energy in the areas in which we maintain production facilities; our ability to access financing for future capital requirements; changes in the relative values of various currencies and the effectiveness of our currency hedging activities; factors affecting our operations, such as litigation, environmental remediation and clean-up costs, labor relations and negotiations, breakdown of equipment and other events; the impact of restructuring efforts in the future; economic, regulatory and political factors within the countries in which we operate or sell our products, including changes in duties or tariffs; competition from other aluminum rolled products producers as well as from substitute materials such as steel, glass, plastic and composite materials; changes in general economic conditions including deterioration in the global economy, particularly sectors in which our customers operate; changes in the fair value of derivative instruments; cyclical demand and pricing within the principal markets for our products as well as seasonality in certain of our customers' industries; changes in government regulations, particularly those affecting taxes, derivative instruments, environmental, health or safety compliance; changes in interest rates that have the effect of increasing the amounts we pay under our principal credit agreement and other financing agreements; the effect of taxes and changes in tax rates; our indebtedness and our ability to generate cash. The above list of factors is not exhaustive. Other important risk factors included under the caption "Risk Factors" in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012 and our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended December 31, 2012, are specifically incorporated by reference into this news release. Novelis Inc. CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (unaudited) (In millions) Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended December 31, December 31, 2012 2011 2012 2011 (unaudited) (unaudited) Net sales $ 2,321 $ 2,462 $ 7,312 $ 8,455 Cost of goods sold (exclusive of 2,036 2,224 6,315 7,481 depreciation and amortization) Selling, general and 101 95 305 281 administrative expenses Depreciation and amortization 76 79 218 249 Research and development 11 10 36 34 expenses Interest expense and amortization of debt issuance 76 74 223 228 costs Gain on assets held for sale — — (3) — Restructuring charges, net 5 1 26 31 Equity in net loss of 10 4 15 9 non-consolidated affiliates Other income, net (8) (4) (36) (96) 2,307 2,483 7,099 8,217 Income (loss) before income 14 (21) 213 238 taxes Income tax provision (benefit) 11 (10) 69 42 Net income (loss) 3 (11) 144 196 Net income attributable to — 1 1 26 noncontrolling interests Net income (loss) attributable $ 3 $ (12) $ 143 $ 170 to our common shareholder Novelis Inc. CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (unaudited) (In millions) December 31, 2012 March 31, 2012 ASSETS Current assets Cash and cash equivalents $ 340 $ 317 Accounts receivable, net — third parties (net of allowances of $5 as of December 31, 1,271 1,331 2012 and March 31, 2012) — related parties 28 36 Inventories 1,222 1,024 Prepaid expenses and other current 80 61 assets Fair value of derivative instruments 59 99 Deferred income tax assets 145 151 Assets held for sale 10 81 Total current assets 3,155 3,100 Property, plant and equipment, net 2,989 2,689 Goodwill 611 611 Intangible assets, net 668 678 Investment in and advances to 659 683 non–consolidated affiliates Fair value of derivative instruments, 4 2 net of current portion Deferred income tax assets 91 74 Other long–term assets — third parties 176 168 — related parties 14 16 Total assets $ 8,367 $ 8,021 LIABILITIES AND EQUITY Current liabilities Current portion of long–term $ 28 $ 23 debt Short–term borrowings 421 18 Accounts payable — third parties 1,096 1,245 — related parties 45 51 Fair value of derivative instruments 84 95 Accrued expenses and other current 447 476 liabilities Deferred income tax liabilities 30 34 Liabilities held for sale 1 57 Total current liabilities 2,152 1,999 Long–term debt, net of current 4,441 4,321 portion Deferred income tax liabilities 546 581 Accrued postretirement benefits 666 687 Other long–term liabilities 274 310 Total liabilities 8,079 7,898 Commitments and contingencies Shareholder's equity Common stock, no par value; unlimited number of shares authorized; 1,000 — — shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2012 and March 31, 2012 Additional paid–in capital 1,654 1,659 Accumulated deficit (1,236) (1,379) Accumulated other comprehensive loss (160) (191) Total equity of our common 258 89 shareholder Noncontrolling interests 30 34 Total equity 288 123 Total liabilities and equity $ 8,367 $ 8,021 Novelis Inc. CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (unaudited)(In millions) Nine Months Ended December 31, 2012 2011 OPERATING ACTIVITIES Net income $ 144 $ 196 Adjustments to determine net cash provided by operating activities: Depreciation and amortization 218 249 (Gain) loss on unrealized derivatives and other realized derivatives in 11 (67) investing activities, net Gain on assets held for sale (3) — Deferred income taxes 3 11 Write–off and amortization of fair 18 20 value adjustments, net Equity in net loss of 15 9 non–consolidated affiliates (Gain) loss on foreign exchange (5) 16 remeasurement of debt Loss on sale of assets 1 1 Non-cash impairment charges 3 14 Amortization of debt issuance costs 13 12 Other, net (5) (9) Changes in assets and liabilities including assets and liabilities held for sale (net of effects from acquisitions and divestitures): Accounts receivable 78 152 Inventories (193) 193 Accounts payable (139) (426) Other current assets (23) (16) Other current liabilities (83) (123) Other noncurrent assets (18) 14 Other noncurrent liabilities (13) (41) Net cash provided by operating 22 205 activities INVESTING ACTIVITIES Capital expenditures (538) (297) Proceeds from sales of assets, third 18 11 party Proceeds from sale of assets, related 2 — party Proceeds from investment in and advances to non–consolidated affiliates, 1 1 net Proceeds (outflow) from related party 2 (5) loans receivable, net Proceeds from settlement of other 10 95 undesignated derivative instruments, net Net cash used in investing activities (505) (195) FINANCING ACTIVITIES Proceeds from issuance of debt 296 274 Principal payments (93) (16) Short–term borrowings, net 304 211 Dividends, noncontrolling interest (2) (1) Acquisition of noncontrolling interest (9) (343) in Novelis Korea Ltd Debt issuance costs (3) (2) Net cash provided by financing 493 123 activities Net increase in cash and cash 10 133 equivalents Effect of exchange rate changes on cash 13 (8) Cash and cash equivalents — 317 311 beginning of period Cash and cash equivalents — end of $ 340 $ 436 period Reconciliation from Net Income Attributable to our Common Shareholder to Adjusted EBITDA Novelis is providing disclosure of the reconciliation of reported non-GAAP financial measures to their comparable financial measures on a GAAP basis. Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended (in millions) December 31, December 31, 2012 2011 2012 2011 Net income attributable to our $ 3 $ (12) $ 143 $ 170 common shareholder Noncontrolling interests — (1) (1) (26) Income tax (provision) benefit (11) 10 (69) (42) Interest, net (74) (71) (219) (217) Depreciation and amortization (76) (79) (218) (249) EBITDA 164 129 650 704 Unrealized gain (loss) on 4 (63) (7) (38) derivatives Realized gain (loss) on derivative instruments not — (3) 2 (1) included in segment income Proportional consolidation (11) (9) (31) (34) Gain on assets held for sale — — 3 — Restructuring charges, net (5) (1) (26) (31) Other income, net (9) (8) (12) (12) Adjusted EBITDA $ 185 $ 213 $ 721 $ 820 The following table shows the negative "Free cash flow" for the nine months ended December 31, 2012 and 2011 and the ending balances of cash and cash equivalents (in millions). Nine Months Ended December 31, 2012 2011 Net cash provided by operating $ 22 $ 205 activities Net cash used in investing activities (505) (195) Less: Proceeds from sales of assets (20) (11) Free cash flow $ (503) $ (1) Ending cash and cash equivalents $ 340 $ 436 The following table shows Net income (loss) attributable to our common shareholder excluding Certain Items for the three months ended December 31, 2012 and 2011 (in millions). Three Months Ended December 31, 2012 2011 Net income (loss) $ 3 $ (12) Certain Items: Restructuring charges 5 1 Tax effect on Certain Items 0 0 Net income (loss), excluding Certain $ 8 $ (11) Items Media Contact: Charles Belbin, +1-404-760-4120, email@example.com, Fiona Bell, +1-404-760-6585, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Investor Contact: Isabel Janci, +1-404-760-4164, email@example.com http://www.novelis.com SOURCE: Novelis Inc. 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Novelis Reports Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2013 Results
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