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FCA Posts Record First Quarter Results With Adjusted EBIT Nearly Doubled to €1.4 Billion, and All Segments Profitable. Adjusted Net Profit Reached €0.5 Billion. Full Year Guidance Is Confirmed.

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LONDON, April 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

  • Worldwide shipments of 1,086 thousand units, in line with Q1 2015; Jeep worldwide shipments up 15% from Q1 2015 to 326 thousand units
  • Net revenues of €26.6 billion, 3% higher than Q1 2015 (+4% at constant exchange rates, or CER)
  • Adjusted EBIT margins up in NAFTA, doubling to 7.2%, and up nearly four-fold to 1.9% in EMEA
  • Adjusted net profit of €528 million, €497 million higher than Q1 2015
  • Net industrial debt of €6.6 billion, an increase of €1.5 billion from December 2015 due to seasonality and foreign exchange impacts; Available liquidity of €24.3 billion, consistent with December 2015
  • Long-term debt rating raised to "BB" from "BB-" by Standard & Poor's with "Stable" outlook confirmed
  • Market share in U.S. increased to 13.2%, up 70 bps, and in Europe to 6.7%, up 50 bps. Maintained market leadership in Brazil with 180 bps gap to nearest competitor. Increased Jeep sales in APAC by 17% as production localization proceeds
  • In the quarter, started production of the all-new Chrysler Pacifica, Maserati Levante and Fiat Mobi; in China, Jeep Renegade production started in April 

FIAT CHRYSLER AUTOMOBILES - Financial Results

Three months ended
March 31


(€ million, except shipments, which are in thousands, and per share amounts)

2016

2015 (1)

Change

Shipments

1,086

1,093

(7)

(1)%

Net revenues

26,570

25,843

727

+3%

EBIT

1,307

696

611

+88%

Adjusted EBIT (2)

1,379

700

679

+97%

Net profit

478

27

451

n.m.(4)

Adjusted net profit (2)

528

31

497

n.m.(4)

Adjusted diluted EPS (2)

0.338

0.016

0.322


Net industrial debt (2)

6,593

5,049(3)

1,544


Available liquidity

24,296

24,557(3)

(261)


 

ADJUSTED EBIT


ADJUSTED NET PROFIT

  • Increased 97% to €1,379 million driven by increased margins in NAFTA and EMEA
  • Group Adjusted EBIT margin nearly doubled to 5.2% from 2.7% in Q1 2015
  • All segments contributed positively despite continued difficult trading conditions in LATAM and transition to localized production from export model in APAC
  • Increased to €528 million from €31 million driven by strong operating performance
  • Includes Net financial expenses of €512 million, down €96 million driven by gross debt reduction actions
  • Tax expense (including tax impact on adjustments) of €339 million, up €278 million primarily due to increased profitability in U.S.






NET INDUSTRIAL DEBT


2016 GUIDANCE


  • Increase in Net industrial debt of €1.5 billion driven by negative €1.3 billion impact from working capital seasonality, exacerbated by model change-over and reduced passenger car volumes in U.S.
  • Also impacted by €0.4 billion unfavorable foreign exchange translation
  • Capital expenditures of €1.8 billion in the quarter
  • Removed the FCA US ring-fencing. Second tranche of RCF now available for total RCF of €5.0 billion

The Group confirms full-year guidance:


  • Net revenues > €110 billion
  • Adjusted EBIT > €5.0 billion
  • Adjusted net profit > €1.9 billion
  • Net industrial debt < €5.0 billion





(1) The Group's results for the three months ended March 31, 2015 have been re-presented to exclude Ferrari, consistent with Ferrari's classification as a discontinued operation for the year ended December 31, 2015; refer to page 8 for a reconciliation of these results to amounts previously reported (2) Refer to page 7 for reconciliations of Adjusted EBIT to EBIT, Adjusted net profit to Net profit, Adjusted diluted EPS to Diluted EPS and Net industrial debt to Debt; (3) At December 31, 2015; (4) Number is not meaningful


Results by segment

 


Net revenues and Adjusted EBIT by segment

Net revenues


Adjusted EBIT

Three months ended March 31


Three months ended
March 31

2016

2015

(€ million)

2016

2015

17,136

16,177

NAFTA

1,227

601

1,311

1,551

LATAM

11

(65)

949

1,512

APAC

12

65

5,040

4,684

EMEA

96

25

508

523

Maserati

16

36

2,319

2,435

Components (Magneti Marelli, Comau, Teksid)

86

68

(693)

(1,039)

Other activities, unallocated items and adjustments

(69)

(30)

26,570

25,843

Total

1,379

700

 

NAFTA

Three months ended March 31


Change

(€ million, except shipments, which are in thousands of units, and percentages)

2016

2015


Actual

CER

Shipments

649

633


+3%

Net revenues

17,136

16,177


+6%

+5%

Adjusted EBIT

1,227

601


+104%

+101%

Adjusted EBIT margin

7.2%

3.7%


+350 bps


 

Market share of 12.9% (+50 bps from Q1 2015) and continued market leader in Canada

 


  • Retail sales(5) totaled 634 thousand units (+8% from Q1 2015)
  • Shipments up 3% primarily driven by Jeep, Ram and minivans: U.S. +19 thousand units (+3%), Canada -1 thousand units (-2%), Mexico -2 thousand units (-11%)
  • Net revenues increase due to higher shipments, positive vehicle mix, improved net pricing and favorable foreign exchange translation
  • Adjusted EBIT increase primarily due to higher net revenues, a decrease in advertising spend, purchasing savings and lower recall campaign costs, partially offset by higher manufacturing and product costs for content enhancements
  • Adjusted EBIT excludes total net charges of €49 million primarily related to the net incremental costs for the implementation of the Group's plan to realign existing NAFTA capacity to better meet market demand for pickup trucks and UVs



(5) For U.S. and Canada, "Sales" represents sales to end customers as reported by the Group's dealer network

 

LATAM

Three months ended March 31


Change

(€ million, except shipments, which are in thousands of units, and percentages)

2016

2015


Actual

CER

Shipments

102

135


(24)%

Net revenues

1,311

1,551


(15)%

+5

%

Adjusted EBIT

11

(65)


n.m.(4)

n.m.(4)

Adjusted EBIT margin

0.8%

(4.2)%


n.m.(4)


 

Market share of 12.7% and continued market leader in Brazil, with market share of 18.1% and 180 bps lead over nearest competitor


  • Decrease in shipments reflects poor trading conditions in Brazil due to continued macroeconomic weakness: Brazil down 37 thousand units; Argentina up 4 thousand units
  • Net revenues decrease primarily due to lower shipments and unfavorable foreign exchange impacts, partially offset by favorable vehicle mix related to newly launched Jeep Renegade and Fiat Toro
  • Adjusted EBIT increase primarily due to favorable vehicle mix, a decrease in marketing costs and manufacturing efficiencies, partially offset by lower shipments, higher industrial costs from new product launches and input cost inflation
  • Adjusted EBIT excludes total charges of €24 million primarily related to the re-measurement of net monetary assets in Venezuela after adoption of the new floating exchange rate




 


APAC

Three months ended March 31


Change

(€ million, except shipments, which are in thousands of units, and percentages)

2016

2015


Actual

CER

Shipments

25

47


(47)%

Net revenues

949

1,512


(37)%

(36)%

Adjusted EBIT

12

65


(82)%

(82)%

Adjusted EBIT margin

1.3%

4.3%


(300) bps


 


Jeep sales up 17% driven by first full quarter of locally-produced Jeep Cherokee sales in China

 


  • Decrease in shipments (excluding JVs) due to transition to local Jeep production in China JV and lower volumes in Australia due to pricing to offset negative foreign exchange impacts.  Sales including JV produced units were 53 thousand units, down from 59 thousand units, with a 17% increase in Jeep sales due to early success of locally produced Jeep Cherokee in China
  • Net revenues decrease primarily as a result of lower shipments and unfavorable mix from shipment of vehicles affected by Tianjin port explosion in Q3 2015
  • Adjusted EBIT decrease driven by lower net revenues, partially offset by a reduction in direct marketing costs, which are now incurred by China JV, and improved results from China JV



 

EMEA

Three months ended March 31


Change

(€ million, except shipments, which are in thousands of units, and percentages)

2016

2015


Actual

CER

Shipments

304

271


+12%

Net revenues

5,040

4,684


+8%

+8%

Adjusted EBIT

96

25


n.m.(4)

n.m.(4)

Adjusted EBIT margin

1.9%

0.5%


+140 bps


 


Continued profit and margin improvement along with growth in market share


  • European market share (EU28+EFTA) for passenger cars up 50 bps to 6.7% (up 90 bps to 29.1% in Italy) and down 10 bps to 10.9% for light commercial vehicles (LCVs)(6) (down 70 bps to 44.7% in Italy)
  • Passenger car shipments up 13% to 240 thousand units and LCVs shipments up 8% to 64 thousand units
  • Net revenues increase due to higher volumes and favorable vehicle mix driven by Jeep Renegade,  Fiat 500X and Fiat Tipo, partially offset by unfavorable net pricing related to higher incentives in EU
  • Adjusted EBIT increase driven by increase in net revenues as well as manufacturing and purchasing efficiencies, partially offset by higher research and development costs

 




 

MASERATI

Three months ended March 31


Change

(€ million, except shipments, which are in units, and percentages)

2016

2015


Actual

CER

Shipments

6,295

7,306


(14)%

Net revenues

508

523


(3)%

(3)%

Adjusted EBIT

16

36


(56)%

(53)%

Adjusted EBIT margin

3.1%

6.9%


(380) bps


 

Production of  Levante began in February at Mirafiori plant


  • Shipments down due to lower volumes in North America (-16%) and Europe (-8%), partially offset by increase in China (+36%)
  • Net revenues decrease due to lower volumes, partially offset by positive mix and foreign exchange impacts
  • Adjusted EBIT decrease primarily due to lower volumes

 

 

(6) Due to unavailability of market data for Italy, the figures reported are an extrapolation and discrepancies with actual data could exist

 

COMPONENTS (Magneti Marelli, Comau and Teksid)

Three months ended March 31

Change

(€ million, except percentages)

2016

2015

Actual

CER

Net revenues

2,319

2,435

(5)%

—%

Adjusted EBIT

86

68

+26%

+25%

Adjusted EBIT margin

3.7%

2.8%

+90 bps


 


Continued Adjusted EBIT margin improvement driven by Magneti Marelli


  • Net revenues decrease reflects volume declines at Comau and Teksid, which more than offset higher volumes at Magneti Marelli
  • Adjusted EBIT increase with favorable mix more than offsetting higher industrial costs
  • Magneti Marelli order intake was €653 million (+17% vs Q1 2015) with non-captive at 53%
  • Comau order backlog was €972 million, in line with year-end 2015, but lower than at end of Q1 2015



Brand Activity

 


Jeep


  • 2016 marks 75th anniversary of Jeep brand
  • Global expansion plan continues with Jeep introduced to India market at the 2016 EXPO in New Delhi and production of Jeep Renegade started in China JV on April 18
  • Jeep Renegade named "4x4 of the Year 2016" and best in "Mid-range SUV sub-£30,000" category by 4x4 Magazine in the United Kingdom


Maserati


  • Production of all-new Maserati Levante started on February 29 in Mirafiori (Italy) plant, available in Europe in Q2 2016
  • Levante is the first SUV in Maserati history; complements Maserati range which now covers entirety of global luxury automotive market
  • Announced agreement with JP Morgan Chase for private label financing in U.S. market


Chrysler


  • Production of all-new Chrysler Pacifica started on February 29 in Windsor (Canada) plant
  • Unsurpassed highway fuel-economy rating in its segment
  • Named to Ward's "10 Best Interiors List" for 2016
  • Announced industry's first hybrid minivan available in the second half of 2016

Fiat


  • Production of all-new Fiat Mobi started on March 7 in Betim (Brazil) plant
  • All-new model focused on urban mobility

Fiat Professional


  • Fiat Ducato named "Best Motorhome Base Vehicle 2016" by readers of "Promobil", the German magazine specializing in the motorhome sector, its ninth international award

Abarth


  • Abarth 595 and 695 win "Best Cars 2016" competition of the German automotive magazine, "Auto Motor und Sport"
  • Debut of Abarth 124 spider at Geneva International Motor Show in March

Reconciliations

 

Adjusted EBIT to EBIT

Three months ended March 31

(€ million)

2016


2015

Adjusted EBIT(7)

1,379


700

NAFTA capacity realignment

(51)


Venezuela currency devaluation

(19)


Restructuring costs

(7)


(4)

Other

5


Total adjustments

(72)


(4)

EBIT

1,307


696

 

Adjusted net profit to Net profit

Three months ended March 31

(€ million)

2016


2015

Adjusted net profit (8)

528


31

Adjustments (as above)

(72)


(4)

Tax impact on adjustments

22


Adjustments, net of taxes

(50)


(4)

Net profit

478


27

 

Adjusted diluted EPS to Diluted EPS

Three months ended March 31


2016


2015

Adjusted diluted EPS (€/share) (9)

0.338


0.016

Adjustments, net of taxes (€ million)

(50)


(4)

Impact of adjustments on Diluted EPS (€/share)

(0.032)


(0.003)

Diluted EPS (€/share)

0.306


0.013

Weighted average number of shares outstanding for diluted earnings per share (thousand)

1,540,451


1,508,310

 

Net industrial debt to Debt

At March 31, 2016


At December 31, 2015

Net industrial debt (10)

6,593


5,049

Net financial services debt

1,442


1,499

Net debt

8,035


6,548

Intercompany financial receivables/(payables), net (11)


(39)

Current financial receivables from jointly-controlled financial services companies

35


16

Other financial assets/(liabilities), net

63


117

Current securities

459


482

Cash and cash equivalents

17,963


20,662

Debt

26,555


27,786

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2015, the following is a reconciliation of the Group's results as reported herein (re-presented to exclude Ferrari) to the Group's results previously reported


Three months ended March 31, 2015

(€ million, except shipments, which are in thousands)

Results -

excluding Ferrari (as reported herein)


Ferrari, net of intercompany (12)


Results -

including Ferrari (previously reported)

Shipments

1,093


2


1,095

Net revenues

25,843


553


26,396

EBIT

696


96


792

Adjusted EBIT

700


100


800

Net profit

27


65


92

 

(7) Adjusted EBIT is calculated as EBIT excluding: gains/(losses) on the disposal of investments, restructuring, impairments, asset write-offs and other unusual income/(expenses) that are considered rare or discrete events that are infrequent in nature; (8) Adjusted net profit is calculated as Net profit/(loss) excluding post-tax impacts of the same items excluded from Adjusted EBIT: gains/(losses) on the disposal of investments, restructuring, impairments, asset write-offs and other unusual income/(expenses) that are considered rare or discrete events that are infrequent in nature; (9) Adjusted diluted EPS is calculated by adjusting Diluted EPS for the impact of the same items excluded from Adjusted EBIT; (10) Net industrial debt is computed as: debt plus other financial liabilities related to industrial activities less (i) cash and cash equivalents, (ii) current securities, (iii) current financial receivables from Group or jointly controlled financial services entities and (iv) other financial assets; therefore, debt, cash and other financial assets/liabilities pertaining to Financial Services entities are excluded from the computation of Net industrial debt; (11) includes financial receivables due from discontinued operations (€98 million at December 31, 2015) and financial payables due to discontinued operations (€137 million at December 31, 2015); (12) the amounts presented for Ferrari are not representative of the income statement of Ferrari on a stand-alone basis, as these amounts are net of intercompany transactions


This document, and in particular the section entitled "2016 Guidance", contains 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 expectations and projections about future events and, by their nature, are 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 such statements as a result of a variety of factors, including: the Group's ability to reach certain minimum vehicle sales volumes; developments in global financial markets and general economic and other conditions; changes in demand for automotive products, which is highly cyclical; the Group's ability to enrich the product portfolio and offer innovative products; the high level of competition in the automotive industry; the Group's ability to expand certain of the Group's brands internationally; changes in the Group's credit ratings; the Group's ability to realize anticipated benefits from any acquisitions, joint venture arrangements and other strategic alliances; potential shortfalls in the Group's defined benefit pension plans; the Group's ability to provide or arrange for adequate access to financing for the Group's dealers and retail customers; 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; various types of claims, lawsuits and other contingent obligations against the Group; disruptions arising from political, social and economic instability; material operating expenditures in relation to compliance with environmental, health and safety regulation; developments in labor and industrial relations and developments in applicable labor laws; increases in costs; disruptions of supply or shortages of raw materials; 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 does not undertake 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.

On April 26, 2016, at 1p.m. BST, management will hold a conference call to present the 2016 first quarter results to financial analysts and institutional investors. The call can be followed live and a recording will be available later on the Group website (http://www.fcagroup.com/en-us/pages/home.aspx). The supporting document will be made available on the Group website prior to the call.

 

 

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