BREMBO Q1 2022 RESULTS

5/11/2022

 BREMBO: Q1 REVENUES AT €857.6 MILLION, UP 27.0% OR +18.7% ON A LIKE-FOR-LIKE EXCHANGE RATE AND CONSOLIDATION BASIS. EBITDA AT €150.8 MILLION, NET PROFIT AT €71.7 MILLION

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Compared to Q1 2021:​​

Revenues at €857.6 million (+27.0%); +18.7% on a like-for-like exchange rate and consolidation basis​​

EBITDA margin at 17.6% to €150.8 million; 

EBIT margin at 10.8% to €92.9 million
         
         

Net investments for the quarter at €59.9 million​​


Net financial debt at €456.5 million (€229.2 million prior to the application of IFRS 16), up €17.6 million compared to 31 March 2021

 


 

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Brembo Executive Chairman Matteo Tiraboschi stated: "Brembo has kicked off the new year with positive results. The figures for the first quarter of 2022, approved today by the Board of Directors, show increased turnover and margins compared to the same period of 2021. This is a satisfying performance, above all considering the complex global scenario in which we operate, affected by the consequences of the conflict in Ukraine and the inflationary pressures on raw materials in supply chains. The first three months of the year saw a growth across all business segments, underscoring how our solid production footprint in the world’s main automotive districts has protected us against slowdowns in some markets. We have been keeping abreast of the signs of change in our sector, and we are continuing with a strategic approach focused on developing innovative solutions for the mobility of tomorrow.”


 

Results for the First Quarter of 2022​


Brembo’s Board of Directors, chaired by Matteo Tiraboschi, met today and approved the Group’s quarterly results at 31 March 2022. 


​In the first quarter of 2022, net consolidated revenues amounted to €857.6 million, up 27.0% (+22.7% on a like-for-like exchange rate basis) compared to the first quarter of the previous year. 

Following the acquisition of the Spanish J.Juan Group, effective 1 November 2021, the consolidation scope changed; on a like-for-like consolidation basis, the increase was 23.0%. On a like-for-like exchange rate and consolidation basis, revenues rose by 18.7% compared to the same period of the previous year. 


In the reporting quarter, all segments in which the Group operates grew: the car segment rose by 26.2%, motorbike applications by 39.9% (+8.0% on a like-for-like consolidation basis), applications for commercial vehicles by 16.6% and those for racing vehicles by 28.1% compared to the same quarter of 2021. 


At geographical level, sales rose by 19.3% in Italy, by 27.3% in Germany and by 4.8% in France, whereas they declined by 6.9% in the United Kingdom (-8.1% on a like-for-like exchange rate basis). India grew by 6.1% (+2.0% on a like-for-like exchange rate basis) and China by 39.8% (+28.3% on a like-for-like exchange rate basis), while Japan decreased by 29.9% (-31.1% on a like-for-like exchange rate basis). The North American market (USA, Mexico and Canada) rose by 40.5% (+31.9% on a like-for-like exchange rate basis) and the South American market (Brazil and Argentina) grew by 28.2% (+15.3% on a like-for-like exchange rate basis). 


​In the first quarter of 2022, the cost of sales and other net operating costs amounted to €568.0 million, with a 66.2% ratio to sales, up in percentage terms compared to €419.7 million in the same period of the previous year (62.2% of sales). 


Personnel expenses amounted to €143.3 million, with a 16.7% ratio to sales, decreasing compared to the same period of the previous year (18.4% of sales). At 31 March 2022, workforce numbered 12,656 (of which 604 from the Spanish company J.Juan) compared to 12,225 (of which 570 from the Spanish company J.Juan) at 31 December 2021 and 11,408 at 31 March 2021. 


EBITDA for Q1 2022 amounted to €150.8 million (EBITDA margin: 17.6%), compared to €135.6 million for Q1 2021 (EBITDA margin: 20.1%). EBIT was €92.9 million (EBIT margin: 10.8%) compared to €83.7 million (EBIT margin: 12.4%) for Q1 2021. 


​Net interest income for the quarter amounted to €1.9 million (net interest expense of €2.7 million in Q1 2021); this item includes interest expense amounting to €3.0 million (€2.8 million in Q1 2021) and net exchange gains of €4.9 million (net exchange gains of €0.1 million in Q1 2021). 


Pre-tax profit was €94.8 million (11.1% of sales) compared to €81.1 million (12.0% of sales) for Q1 2021. Based on the tax rates applicable under current tax regulations in force in each country, estimated taxes amounted to €23.4 million (€19.5 million in Q1 2021), with a tax rate of 24.7% compared to 24.0% for the same period of 2021. 


The period ended with a net profit of €71.7 million (8.4% of sales) compared to €61.4 million for the same period of the previous year. 3/7 Net financial debt at 31 March 2022 amounted to €456.5 million, up by €17.6 million compared to 31 March 2021. 


​Excluding the impact of IFRS 16, net financial debt would have been €229.2 million, unchanged compared to 31 December 2021. ​​​​


 

Significant Events After 31 March 2022 ​​​


The General Shareholders’ Meeting of Brembo S.p.A., held on 21 April, approved the Financial Statements at 31 December 2021, allocating net profit for the year amounting to €111.2 million as follows: 


• to the Shareholders, a gross ordinary dividend of €0.27 per each ordinary share outstanding with payment as of 25 May 2022, ex-coupon date No. 5 on 23 May 2022, and record date on 24 May 2022; 


• the remaining amount carried forward.


 

Impacts of the Russia-Ukraine crisis​


Brembo does not have any production plants in the areas affected by the crisis and has a limited exposure to aftermarket customers in the region. Accordingly, the direct impact on the Group is circumscribed. 

The other effects mainly relate to increases in the prices of commodities and energy, which the Group is mitigating through hedging strategies and typical initiatives aimed at cost recovery from customers, along with a prudential increase in the levels of raw material inventories.


 

Foreseeable Evolution​ 


In a scenario marked by the persistence of geopolitical tensions and supply complexities, as well as by the Covid-19 pandemic resurgence in some geographical areas, it is still difficult to make forecasts. 

In this context, Brembo will continue to outperform its reference market, while remaining focused on its fundamentals and confirming the strategy it has undertaken, oriented towards providing technologically cutting-edge solutions.


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