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31 Jul 2020

FCA: 2020 Second Quarter Results

FCA: 2020 Second Quarter Results

 

FCA contains Q2 COVID-19 impact with Net loss from continuing operations and Adjusted net loss both of €(1.0) billion; Adjusted EBIT €(0.9) billion. North America profitable. Industrial free cash flows €(4.9) billion. Available liquidity at June 30, 2020 of €17.5 billion excludes €4.5 billion undrawn portion of the Intesa Sanpaolo loan facility. Results and operating cash flows significantly improved in June.

 

"Our second quarter showed that decisive actions and extraordinary contributions from our workforce enabled FCA to contain the impact of the COVID-19 crisis. While the company remains vigilant about the health and safety of employees, our plants are up and running, dealers are selling in showrooms and online, and we have the flexibility and financial strength to push ahead with our plans."

- Mike Manley, CEO

 

  • Worldwide combined shipments(7) of 424 thousand units, down 63%, due to pandemic-related production stoppages and demand disruptions
  • Adjusted EBIT at €(0.9) billion; with North America profitable at €39 million despite shipments down 62%, reflecting successful restart of production and cost actions
  • Industrial free cash outflows of €4.9 billion; with negative working capital and other balance sheet impacts of €3.5 billion, primarily reflecting pandemic-related disruption. Capex at €1.7 billion, down €0.3 billion
  • Available Liquidity of €17.5 billion at June 30, 2020, which excludes the €4.5 billion undrawn portion of the new €6.3 billion Intesa Sanpaolo facility entered into in June. In addition, in July we completed a €3.5 billion multi-tranche offering under our Medium Term Note Programme, which replaced the undrawn €3.5 billion bridge facility syndicated in April.

 

The successful and safe restart of production in the closing weeks of May, together with cost control actions, yielded positive results for North America, with an Adjusted EBIT of €39 million. U.S. consumer demand exceeded expectations and FCA improved U.S. retail market share in the quarter. In addition, Dodge became the first domestic brand ever to achieve a number 1 ranking in the annual J.D. Power Initial Quality Study.

 

In LATAM, FCA led the industry in vehicle sales for the first time, finishing the quarter with a market-leading share of 15.9 percent. Driving the performance was the Brazil market where the Group reached an industry-leading market share of 19.8 percent, amid strong consumer demand for the Group's pickup trucks and SUVs. The all-new Fiat Strada had its commercial launch at the end of June and is showing strong demand.

 

The EMEA region’s manufacturing facilities steadily came back online during the quarter. As the consumer market continues to recover, much of the Group's focus has shifted to the highly anticipated electrified vehicle introductions of the Made in Europe Jeep Renegade and Compass “4xe” PHEVs with production started in the quarter, as well as the all-new full electric Fiat 500 to start, in the third quarter.

 

During the quarter, Maserati teased the introduction of the new Ghibli Hybrid with select images in anticipation of the vehicle’s worldwide debut in July. To further demonstrate its commitment to invest and elevate the iconic brand, Maserati confirmed that “Maserati Day” will be held Sept. 9-10 in Modena (Italy), where the brand will debut the new Maserati MC20 super sports car and other future products.

 

To further strengthen our financial position and enhance flexibility, we secured additional liquidity with the signing of a three-year, €6.3 billion credit facility with Intesa Sanpaolo, Italy’s largest banking group. The proceeds of this facility will be dedicated exclusively to FCA’s activities in Italy and to support the more than 10,000 small and medium enterprises that make up the Italian automotive sector. On May 13, both PSA and FCA announced the decision to not distribute an ordinary dividend in 2020 related to financial year 2019, in light of the impact from the COVID-19 crisis. In July, the Group confirmed pricing of €3.5 billion of notes issued under its Medium Term Note Programme.

 

The COVID-19 crisis has further underlined the compelling logic of the Groupe PSA and FCA merger. Work by both teams towards the completion of the merger has continued apace and we expect to meet the objective of combining as a single company by the end of the first quarter of 2021. Antitrust approvals have already been granted by twelve of twenty-two jurisdictions. The review initiated by the European Commission is not expected to delay the merger timetable. FCA and PSA also took another major step earlier this month with the announcement that the new entity formed by the combined companies will be known as .

NOTES

(1) All results for the three months ended June 30, 2019 exclude Magneti Marelli up to the completion of the sale transaction on May 2, 2019, following its presentation as a discontinued operation;
(2) Refer to page 3 for the reconciliations of Net (loss)/profit to Adjusted EBIT, page 4 for the reconciliations of Net (loss)/profit to Adjusted net (loss)/profit, Diluted EPS to Adjusted diluted EPS and of Cash flows from operating activities to Industrial free cash flows for the three months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019.
(3) Adjusted EBIT excludes certain adjustments from Net (loss)/profit from continuing operations, including: gains/(losses) on the disposal of investments, restructuring, impairments, asset write-offs and unusual income/(expenses) that are considered rare or discrete events that are infrequent in nature, and also excludes Net financial expenses and Tax expense/(benefit);
(4) Adjusted net (loss)/profit is calculated as Net (loss)/profit from continuing operations excluding post-tax impacts of the same items excluded from Adjusted EBIT, as well as financial income/(expenses) and tax income/(expenses) considered rare or discrete events that are infrequent in nature;
(5) Adjusted diluted EPS is calculated by adjusting Diluted (loss)/earnings per share from continuing operations for the impact per share of the same items excluded from Adjusted net (loss)/profit;
(6) Industrial free cash flows is calculated as Cash flows from operating activities less: cash flows from operating activities from discontinued operations; cash flows from operating activities related to financial services, net of eliminations; investments in property, plant and equipment and intangible assets for industrial activities; adjusted for net intercompany payments between continuing operations and discontinued operations; and adjusted for discretionary pension contributions in excess of those required by the pension plans, net of tax. The timing of Industrial free cash flows may be affected by the timing of monetization of receivables and the payment of accounts payable, as well as changes in other components of working capital, which can vary from period to period due to, among other things, cash management initiatives and other factors, some of which may be outside of the Group’s control;
(7) Combined shipments include all shipments by the Group's unconsolidated joint ventures, whereas consolidated shipments only include shipments from the Group's consolidated subsidiaries.

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SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT

This document contains forward-looking statements. In particular, these forward-looking statements include statements regarding future financial performance and the Company's expectations as to the achievement of certain targeted metrics, including revenues, industrial free cash flows, vehicle shipments, capital investments, research and development costs and other expenses at any future date or for any future period are forward-looking statements. These statements may include terms such as “may”, “will”, “expect”, “could”, “should”, “intend”, “estimate”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “remain”, “on track”, “design”, “target”, “objective”, “goal”, “forecast”, “projection”, “outlook”, “prospects”, “plan”, or similar terms. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance. Rather, they are based on the Group’s current state of knowledge, future expectations and projections about future events and are, by their nature, subject to inherent risks and uncertainties. They relate to events and depend on circumstances that may or may not occur or exist in the future and, as such, undue reliance should not be placed on them. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed in forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of factors, including: the extent and duration of the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on supply chains, the Group’s production and distribution channels, demand in the Group’s end markets, and the broader impact on financial markets and the global economy; the Group's ability to launch products successfully and to maintain vehicle shipment volumes; changes in the global financial markets, general economic environment and changes in demand for automotive products, which is subject to cyclicality; changes in local economic and political conditions, changes in trade policy and the imposition of global and regional tariffs or tariffs targeted to the automotive industry, the enactment of tax reforms or other changes in tax laws and regulations; the Group's ability to expand certain of the Group's brands globally; the Group's ability to offer innovative, attractive products; the Group's ability to develop, manufacture and sell vehicles with advanced features including enhanced electrification, connectivity and automated-driving characteristics; various types of claims, lawsuits, governmental investigations and other contingencies affecting the Group, including product liability and warranty claims and environmental claims, investigations and lawsuits; material operating expenditures in relation to compliance with environmental, health and safety regulations; the intense level of competition in the automotive industry, which may increase due to consolidation; our ability to complete, and realize expected synergies following completion of, our proposed merger with Peugeot S.A., including the expected cumulative implementation costs; exposure to shortfalls in the funding of the Group's defined benefit pension plans; the Group's ability to provide or arrange for access to adequate financing for the Group's dealers and retail customers and associated risks related to the establishment and operations of financial services companies, including capital required to be deployed to financial services; the Group's ability to access funding to execute the Group's business plan and improve the Group's business, financial condition and results of operations; a significant malfunction, disruption or security breach compromising the Group’s information technology systems or the electronic control systems contained in the Group’s vehicles; the Group's ability to realize anticipated benefits from joint venture arrangements in certain emerging markets; the Group's ability to successfully implement and execute strategic initiatives and transactions, including the Group's plans to separate certain businesses; disruptions arising from political, social and economic instability; risks associated with the Group's relationships with employees, dealers and suppliers; increases in costs, disruptions of supply or shortages of raw materials; developments in labor and industrial relations, including any work stoppages, and developments in applicable labor laws; exchange rate fluctuations, interest rate changes, credit risk and other market risks; political and civil unrest; earthquakes or other disasters; and other risks and uncertainties.

Any forward-looking statements contained in this document speak only as of the date of this document and the Company disclaims any obligation to update or revise publicly forward-looking statements. Further information concerning the Group and its businesses, including factors that could materially affect the Company’s financial results, is included in the Company’s reports and filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the AFM and CONSOB.

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EARNINGS CALL

On July 31, 2020, at 1pm BST, management will hold a conference call to present the 2020 second quarter results. The call can be followed live and a recording will be available later on the Group's website (http://www.fcagroup.com/en-us/pages/home.aspx). The supporting document will be made available on the Group's website prior to the call.

 

London, July 31, 2020

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