Visteon Announces Third-Quarter 2020 Results

  • Net sales of $747 million; 3% increase Y/Y excluding currency
  • Net income of $6 million or $0.21 per diluted share
  • Adjusted net income of $38 million or $1.36 per diluted share, excluding restructuring charges
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $87 million, 11.6% of sales
  • $1.5 billion in new business wins and record 23 new product launches in Q3
  • Repaid $400 million on revolving credit facility; $87 million net cash position


Visteon Corporation (NASDAQ: VC) today announced third-quarter net sales of $747 million, representing a year-over-year increase of 3% excluding the impact of currency.


Gross margin in the third quarter was $99 million, and net income attributable to Visteon was $6 million or $0.21 per diluted share. Adjusted net income was $38 million or $1.36 per diluted share, which excludes restructuring charges. Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP measure as defined below, was $87 million for the third quarter of 2020 or 11.6% of sales.


During the third quarter, the company was awarded $1.5 billion in new business, for a total of $3.2 billion for the first nine months. Visteon launched a record of 23 new products in the third quarter, totaling 44 for the year to date, which will enable the company to continue to outperform the market.


Cash provided by the company’s operations for the first nine months was $97 million and capital expenditures were $83 million. Adjusted free cash flow, a non-GAAP financial measure as defined below, for the first nine months of 2020 was $37 million, compared to $21 million for the same period in 2019. The company repaid in full $400 million of the revolving credit facility it drew at the end of the first quarter and ended the third quarter with cash of $435 million and debt of $348 million, representing a net cash position of $87 million.


The company’s focus on cost controls is evident in the significant reductions in both engineering and adjusted SG&A, which are down 25% and 19%, respectively, over the prior year. Both areas benefited from a combination of short and long-term structural cost-saving initiatives, which will allow Visteon to support its business growth with an optimized structure.


The company advanced its growth strategy in the third quarter by launching a 12.4-inch digital cluster, telematics control unit and scalable audio solution for the all-new 2021 Ford F-150, and a digital instrument cluster for Daimler’s S-Class sedan. The rest of the year remains strong with multiple programs scheduled for launch during the fourth quarter.


New business wins were robust in the quarter. Key wins included a 12-inch display for a Japanese OEM, the success of Visteon’s Android-based VW Play infotainment system, which helped the company secure a similar Android infotainment award with a U.S.-based OEM, and an extension of its previously awarded battery management system.


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