SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 6-K

 

REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER

Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16

under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

For the Month of August, 2020

 

Commission File Number: 001-37668

 

FERROGLOBE PLC

(Name of Registrant)

5 Fleet Place

London, EC4M7RD

(Address of Principal Executive Office)

 

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This Form 6-K consists of the following materials, which appear immediately following this page:

Press release dated August 31, 2020 announcing results for the quarter ended June 30, 2020
Second quarter earnings call presentation


Ferroglobe Reports Results for the Second Quarter of 2020

Sales of $250.0 million; Net loss of $(14.0) million; Adjusted EBITDA of $22.4 million

Q2 sales of $250.0 million compared to $311.2 million in Q1 2020, and $409.5 million in Q2 2019
Q2 net loss of $(14.0) million compared to $(49.1) million in Q1 2020, and $(43.7) million in Q2 2019
Adjusted EBITDA of $22.4 million compared to $(17.6) million in Q1 2020 and $5.0 million in Q2 2019
Gross debt of $451 million at the end of Q2 2020, compared to $443 million at the end of Q1 2020
Cash generation of $8.7 million driven by positive operating cash flow of $38.1 million
Continued improvement in working capital during the quarter by $26.2 million

LONDON, August 31, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Ferroglobe PLC (NASDAQ: GSM) (“Ferroglobe”, the “Company”, or the “Parent”), a leading producer globally of silicon metal, silicon-based and manganese-based specialty alloys, today announced results for the second quarter of 2020.

Q2 2020 Earnings Highlights

In Q2 2020, Ferroglobe posted a net loss of $(14.0) million, or $(0.07) per share on a fully diluted basis. On an adjusted basis, the Q2 2020 net loss was $(11.1) million, or $(0.07) per share on a fully diluted basis.

Q2 2020 reported EBITDA was $22.1 million, up from $(20.2) million in the prior quarter. On an adjusted basis, Q2 2020 EBITDA was $22.4 million, up from Q1 2020 adjusted EBITDA of $(17.6) million. The Company reported an adjusted EBITDA margin of 9.0% for Q2 2020, compared to an adjusted EBITDA margin of -5.7% for Q1 2020. The improvement in margins is attributable to operational and financial management, resulting in significant cost improvement.

    

Quarter Ended

    

Quarter Ended

Quarter Ended

Six Months Ended

    

Six Months Ended

$,000 (unaudited)

June 30, 2020

March 31, 2020

June 30, 2019

June 30, 2020

June 30, 2019

Sales

$

250,004

$

311,223

$

409,479

$

561,226

$

856,870

Net (loss) profit

$

(14,035)

$

(49,057)

$

(43,658)

$

(63,093)

$

(72,212)

Diluted EPS

$

(0.07)

$

(0.28)

$

(0.24)

$

(0.35)

$

(0.40)

Adjusted net (loss) income attributable to the parent

$

(11,064)

$

(37,714)

$

(22,221)

$

(48,777)

$

(44,115)

Adjusted diluted EPS

$

(0.07)

$

(0.22)

$

(0.13)

$

(0.30)

$

(0.26)

Adjusted EBITDA

$

22,413

$

(17,617)

$

5,035

$

4,796

$

8,362

Adjusted EBITDA margin

9.0%

-5.7%

1.2%

0.9%

1.0%

Marco Levi, Ferroglobe’s Chief Executive Officer, commented, “Given the unprecedented operating environment created by COVID-19, the business has endured a number of challenges during the quarter.  However, our ability to react quickly and leverage our assets to drive down costs, resulted in continued improvement in our financials during the quarter.”  Dr. Levi added, “With the looming uncertainties ahead of us, we will continue to take the actions necessary to navigate these times.  Simultaneously, we are committed to executing our new strategic plan and have commenced with a number of initatives in the near term. This three year plan is expected to contribute $150 million of incremental EBITDA and improve cash by $70 million.”


Cash Flow and Balance Sheet

Cash generated from operations during Q2 2020 was $38.1 million, with an improvement in working capital positively impacted by a decrease in trade receivables, offset by a decrease in payables and an increase in inventories. Working capital decreased by $27 million, from $348 million as of March 31, 2020 to $321 million at June 30, 2020.

Gross debt was $451 million as of June 30, 2020, up from $443 million as of March 31, 2020, primarily as a result of the $11 million interest accrued on the group’s senior unsecured notes (the “Notes”), due to be paid on August 31, 2020.

Beatriz García-Cos, Ferroglobe’s Chief Financial Officer, commented, “A slowdown across all of our core product categories resulted in a decline in our second quarter sales by 20% compared to the prior quarter, reflecting the impact of COVID-19 on the business. By continuing to make operational changes and focusing on cost reduction, however, we managed to return the business to positive EBITDA. Furthermore, our diligent management of the business led to further working capital reduction and an improvement in our cash balance.” Ms. García-Cos added, “The new strategic plan provides us a roadmap to drive profitability through the cycle and continued improvement in our cash generation.”

COVID-19

Since January 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has spread to various jurisdictions where the Company does business. The Company has been monitoring the evolving situation, and consequent emerging risk. Among other steps, the Company has implemented a coronavirus crisis management team, which has been meeting regularly to ensure the Company and its subsidiaries take appropriate action to protect all employees and ensure business continuity.

While it is difficult to forecast all the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, at the present time the Company’s day-to-day operations continue without being materially affected and the pandemic is not causing disruption in our business and supply chains.  As they evolve, however, such impacts could have a material adverse effect on our business, results of operations and financial condition.

During the second quarter demand for our products was adversely impacted by COVID-19. The Company is continuously evaluating how evolving customer demand and sales price evolution stand to affect the Company’s business and results in the next twelve months.

In connection with the preparation of our consolidated financial statements, we conducted an evaluation as to whether there were conditions and events, considered in the aggregate, which raise substantial doubt as to the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern in the one year period after the date of the issuance of these interim financial statements. For this interim financial statement, the evaluation was updated. Given the speed and frequency of continuously evolving developments with respect to this pandemic and the uncertainties this may bring for the Company and the demand for its products, it is difficult to forecast the level of trading activity and hence cash flow in the next twelve months. Developing a reliable estimate of the potential impact on the results of operations and cash flow at this time is difficult as markets and industries react to the pandemic and the measures implemented in response to it, but our downside scenario analysis supports an expectation that the Company will have cash headroom to continue to operate throughout the next twelve months. The key assumption underlying this assessment is a forecast recovery in trading activity in the latter part of 2020.

Additionally, the Indenture governing the Notes includes provisions which, in the event of a change of control, would require the Company to offer to redeem the outstanding senior Notes at a cash purchase price equal to 101% of the principal amount of the Notes, plus any accrued and unpaid interest. Based on the provisions cited above, a change of control as defined in the Indenture is unlikely to occur, but the matter it is not within the Company’s control. If a change of control were to occur, the Company may not have sufficient financial resources available to satisfy all of its obligations. Management is pursuing additional sources of financing to increase liquidity to fund operations.

Subsequent events

The Company sold CO2 emission rights during July and August. This resulted in proceeds of approximately $33 million. The Company is closely monitoring demand levels to determine appropriate production levels and gauge the quantum of CO2 emission rights that will need to be reacquired in the latter part of 2020 and/or in 2021.


Discussion of Second Quarter 2020 Results

The Company notes that the financial results presented for the second quarter and year to date as of June 30, 2020 are unaudited and may be subsequently adjusted for items including impairment of goodwill and long-lived assets. Management is continually assessing the potential impacts of COVID-19 and the Company’s pending new strategy, and will make such adjustments as and when required.

Sales

Sales for Q2 2020 were $250.0 million, a decrease of 19.7% compared to $311.2 million in Q1 2020. For Q2 2020, total shipments were down 24.1% and the average selling price was up 7.0% compared with Q1 2020.

    

Quarter Ended

    

Quarter Ended

    

Quarter Ended

Six Months Ended

    

Six Months Ended

June 30, 2020

March 31, 2020

Change

June 30, 2019

Change

June 30, 2020

June 30, 2019

Change

Shipments in metric tons:

Silicon Metal

47,884

53,321

-10.2%

54,084

-11.5%

101,205

116,353

-13.0%

Silicon-based Alloys

39,479

60,932

-35.2%

79,264

-50.2%

100,411

161,065

-37.7%

Manganese-based Alloys

55,290

73,724

-25.0%

99,555

-44.5%

129,014

203,224

-36.5%

Total shipments*

142,653

187,977

-24.1%

232,903

-38.8%

330,630

480,642

-31.2%

Average selling price ($/MT):

Silicon Metal

$

2,215

$

2,212

0.1%

$

2,320

-4.5%

$

2,213

$

2,340

-5.4%

Silicon-based Alloys

$

1,537

$

1,474

4.3%

$

1,572

-2.2%

$

1,499

$

1,621

-7.5%

Manganese-based Alloys

$

1,088

$

973

11.8%

$

1,188

-8.4%

$

1,022

$

1,180

-13.4%

Total*

$

1,591

$

1,487

7.0%

$

1,582

0.6%

$

1,531

$

1,609

-4.8%

Average selling price ($/lb.):

Silicon Metal

$

1.00

$

1.00

0.1%

$

1.05

-4.5%

$

1.00

$

1.06

-5.4%

Silicon-based Alloys

$

0.70

$

0.67

4.3%

$

0.71

-2.2%

$

0.68

$

0.74

-7.5%

Manganese-based Alloys

$

0.49

$

0.44

11.8%

$

0.54

-8.4%

$

0.46

$

0.54

-13.4%

Total*

$

0.72

$

0.67

7.0%

$

0.72

0.6%

$

0.69

$

0.73

-4.8%


* Excludes by-products and other

Sales Prices & Volumes By Product

During Q2 2020, total product average selling prices increased by 7.0% versus Q1 2020. Q2 average selling prices of silicon metal increased 0.1%, silicon-based alloys prices increased 4.3%, and manganese-based alloys prices increased 11.8%.

Sales volumes in Q2 declined by 24.1% versus the prior quarter. Q2 sales volumes of silicon metal decreased 10.2%, silicon-based alloys decreased 35.2%, and manganese-based alloys decreased 25.0% versus Q1 2020.

Cost of Sales

Cost of sales was $153.3 million in Q2 2020, a decrease from $243.4 million in the prior quarter. Cost of sales as a percentage of sales decreased to 61.3% in Q2 2020 versus 78.2% for Q1 2020, an improvement mainly due to lower energy prices in Europe, lower raw material costs including manganese ore, and optimizing economics by allocating production curtailments to the least cost-competitive plants.

Other Operating Expenses

Other operating expenses amounted to $35.9 million in Q2 2020, a decrease from $40.1 million in the prior quarter. This decrease is primarily attributable to a decrease in commercial expenses resulting from lower sales volume.


Net Loss Attributable to the Parent

In Q2 2020, net loss attributable to the Parent was $12.1 million, or $(0.07) per diluted share, compared to a net loss attributable to the Parent of $47.9 million, or $(0.28) per diluted share in Q1 2020.

Adjusted EBITDA

In Q2 2020, adjusted EBITDA was $22.4 million, or 9.0% of sales, compared to adjusted EBITDA of $(17.6) million, or -5.7% of sales in Q1 2020, primarily due to higher pricing and lower costs incurred in Q2 2020.

Conference Call

Ferroglobe management will review the second quarter during a conference call at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time on September 1, 2020.

The dial-in number for participants in the United States is 877-293-5491 (conference ID 3128367). International callers should dial +1 914-495-8526 (conference ID 3128367). Please dial in at least five minutes prior to the call to register. The call may also be accessed via an audio webcast available at https://edge.media-server.com/mmc/p/a4i7n7ab.

About Ferroglobe

Ferroglobe is one of the world’s leading suppliers of silicon metal, silicon-based and manganese-based specialty alloys and ferroalloys, serving a customer base across the globe in dynamic and fast-growing end markets, such as solar, automotive, consumer products, construction and energy. The Company is based in London. For more information, visit http://investor.ferroglobe.com.


Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of U.S. securities laws. Forward-looking statements are not historical facts but are based on certain assumptions of management and describe the Company’s future plans, strategies and expectations. Forward-looking statements often use forward-looking terminology, including words such as “anticipate”, “believe”, “could”, “estimate”, “expect”, “forecast”, “guidance”, “intends”, “likely”, “may”, “plan”, “potential”, “predicts”, “seek”, “target”, “will” and words of similar meaning or the negative thereof.

Forward-looking statements contained in this press release are based on information currently available to the Company and assumptions that management believe to be reasonable, but are inherently uncertain. As a result, Ferroglobe’s actual results, performance or achievements may differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements, which are not guarantees of future performance and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that are, in some cases, beyond the Company’s control.

Forward-looking financial information and other metrics presented herein represent the Company’s goals and are not intended as guidance or projections for the periods referenced herein or any future periods.

All information in this press release is as of the date of its release. Ferroglobe does not undertake any obligation to update publicly any of the forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect new information, events or circumstances arising after the date of this press release. You should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which are made only as of the date of this press release.

Non-IFRS Measures

Adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margin, adjusted net profit, adjusted profit per share, working capital and net debt, are non-IFRS financial metrics that, we believe, are pertinent measures of Ferroglobe’s success. Ferroglobe has included these financial metrics to provide supplemental measures of its performance. The Company believes these metrics are important because they eliminate items that have less bearing on the Company’s current and future operating performance and highlight trends in its core business that may not otherwise be apparent when relying solely on IFRS financial measures.

INVESTOR CONTACT:

Gaurav Mehta
EVP – Investor Relations 
Email:   
investor.relations@ferroglobe.com

Louie Toma

Managing Director

Hayden IR

Tel: 1-774-291-6000

Email: louie@haydenir.com


Ferroglobe PLC and Subsidiaries

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Income Statement

(in thousands of U.S. dollars, except per share amounts)

Quarter Ended

Quarter Ended

    

Quarter Ended

    

Six Months Ended

Six Months Ended

    

June 30, 2020

    

March 31, 2020

June 30, 2019

June 30, 2020

June 30, 2019

Sales

  

$

250,004

  

$

311,223

$

409,479

$

561,226

$

856,870

Cost of sales

  

(153,291)

  

(243,360)

(292,432)

(396,651)

(621,800)

Other operating income

  

10,160

  

7,768

14,530

17,928

28,551

Staff costs

  

(48,912)

  

(55,097)

(74,852)

(104,009)

(149,115)

Other operating expense

  

(35,953)

  

(40,067)

(62,924)

(76,020)

(116,841)

Depreciation and amortization charges, operating allowances and write-downs

  

(27,459)

  

(28,668)

(30,204)

(56,127)

(60,574)

Impairment losses

(1,195)

(1,335)

Other gain (loss)

85

(671)

275

(586)

(122)

Operating (loss) profit

(5,365)

(48,872)

(37,323)

(54,239)

(64,366)

Net finance expense

  

(16,693)

  

(16,484)

(15,047)

(33,177)

(28,870)

Financial derivatives (loss) gain

3,168

(295)

3,168

969

Exchange differences

  

2,633

  

2,436

5,080

5,069

3,601

(Loss) profit before tax

  

(19,425)

  

(59,753)

(47,585)

(79,179)

(88,666)

Income tax benefit (expense)

  

5,390

  

10,696

4,890

16,086

13,100

(Loss) profit for the period from continuing operations

(14,035)

(49,057)

(42,695)

(63,093)

(75,566)

Profit for the period from discontinued operations

(963)

3,354

(Loss) profit for the period

(14,035)

(49,057)

(43,658)

(63,093)

(72,212)

Loss (profit) attributable to non-controlling interest

  

1,928

  

1,159

2,835

3,087

4,559

(Loss) profit attributable to the parent

  

$

(12,107)

  

$

(47,898)

$

(40,823)

$

(60,006)

$

(67,653)

  

  

EBITDA

$

22,093

$

(20,204)

$

(7,119)

$

1,888

$

(3,792)

Adjusted EBITDA

$

22,413

$

(17,617)

$

5,035

$

4,796

$

8,362

Weighted average shares outstanding

Basic

169,254

169,249

169,123

169,252

169,123

Diluted

169,254

169,249

169,123

169,252

169,123

(Loss) profit per ordinary share

Basic

$

(0.07)

$

(0.28)

$

(0.24)

$

(0.35)

$

(0.40)

Diluted

$

(0.07)

$

(0.28)

$

(0.24)

$

(0.35)

$

(0.40)


Ferroglobe PLC and Subsidiaries

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statement of Financial Position

(in thousands of U.S. dollars)

June 30,

March 31,

December 31,

    

2020

    

2020

    

2019

ASSETS

Non-current assets

Goodwill

$

29,702

$

29,702

$

29,702

Other intangible assets

45,655

50,373

51,267

Property, plant and equipment

677,081

689,383

740,906

Other non-current financial assets

6,404

5,683

2,618

Deferred tax assets

43,102

65,360

59,551

Non-current receivables from related parties

2,240

2,191

2,247

Other non-current assets

4,228

1,520

1,597

Non-current restricted cash and cash equivalents

28,366

28,173

28,323

Total non-current assets

836,778

872,385

916,211

Current assets

Inventories

305,438

287,258

354,121

Trade and other receivables

172,036

216,970

309,064

Current receivables from related parties

2,955

2,895

2,955

Current income tax assets

12,151

16,298

27,930

Other current financial assets

4,791

5,062

5,544

Other current assets

22,602

16,113

23,676

Cash and cash equivalents *

124,876

116,316

94,852

Total current assets

644,849

660,912

818,142

Total assets

$

1,481,627

$

1,533,297

$

1,734,353

EQUITY AND LIABILITIES

Equity

$

519,974

$

525,117

$

602,297

Non-current liabilities

Deferred income

4,983

9,081

1,253

Provisions

81,659

79,135

84,852

Bank borrowings

92,552

111,583

144,388

Lease liabilities

13,512

14,642

16,972

Debt instruments

345,284

344,639

344,014

Other financial liabilities

33,316

32,702

43,157

Other non-current liabilities

25,785

26,817

25,906

Deferred tax liabilities

40,162

69,084

74,057

Total non-current liabilities

637,252

687,683

734,599

Current liabilities

Provisions

37,367

34,853

46,091

Bank borrowings

245

1,369

14,611

Lease liabilities

8,592

8,932

8,900

Debt instruments

10,994

2,820

10,937

Other financial liabilities

26,318

23,101

23,382

Payables to related parties

2,056

4,572

4,830

Trade and other payables

156,053

156,634

189,229

Current income tax liabilities

2,146

1,485

3,048

Other current liabilities

80,630

86,731

96,429

Liabilities associated with assets classified as held for sale

Total current liabilities

324,401

320,497

397,457

Total equity and liabilities

$

1,481,627

$

1,533,297

$

1,734,353

*Cash and cash equivalents at June 30, 2020 includes the cash balance of the group’s European A/R securitization program of $38,961 ($38,745 and $38,778 at March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively)


Ferroglobe PLC and Subsidiaries

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows

(in thousands of U.S. dollars)

Quarter Ended

    

Quarter Ended

    

Quarter Ended

Six Months Ended

Six Months Ended

    

June 30, 2020

March 31, 2020

June 30, 2019*

June 30, 2020

June 30, 2019*

Cash flows from operating activities:

(Loss) profit for the period

$

(14,035)

$

(49,057)

$

(43,658)

$

(63,092)

$

(72,212)

Adjustments to reconcile net (loss) profit
to net cash used by operating activities:

Income tax (benefit) expense

(5,390)

(10,696)

(5,215)

(16,086)

(11,919)

Depreciation and amortization charges,
operating allowances and write-downs

27,459

28,668

31,327

56,127

63,404

Net finance expense

16,693

16,484

16,145

33,177

30,901

Financial derivatives loss (gain)

(3,168)

295

(3,168)

(969)

Exchange differences

(2,633)

(2,436)

(5,080)

(5,069)

(3,601)

Impairment losses

1,195

1,335

Bargain purchase gain

Gain on disposal of discontinued operation

Share-based compensation

704

722

933

1,426

2,265

Other adjustments

(85)

671

(275)

586

122

Changes in operating assets and liabilities

(Increase) decrease in inventories

(12,471)

51,577

(46,950)

39,106

(46,915)

(Increase) decrease in trade receivables

45,537

83,832

(32,316)

129,369

(3,945)

Increase (decrease) in trade payables

(4,875)

(25,504)

21,625

(30,379)

(1,342)

Other

(16,287)

(11,598)

28,472

(27,885)

38,259

Income taxes paid

3,522

10,119

(540)

13,641

(2,220)

Net cash provided (used) by operating activities

38,139

89,614

(34,042)

127,753

(6,837)

Cash flows from investing activities:

Interest and finance income received

85

254

486

339

876

Payments due to investments:

Acquisition of subsidiary

Other intangible assets

(50)

(184)

Property, plant and equipment

(5,056)

(4,606)

(7,128)

(9,662)

(20,576)

Other

(627)

(627)

Disposals:

Disposal of subsidiaries

Other non-current assets

Other

1,638

3,397

Net cash (used) provided by investing activities

(4,971)

(4,352)

(5,681)

(9,323)

(17,114)

Cash flows from financing activities:

Dividends paid

Payment for debt issuance costs

(279)

(1,576)

(1,855)

(705)

Repayment of hydro leases

Repayment of other financial liabilities

Increase/(decrease) in bank borrowings:

Borrowings

39,649

71,499

Payments

(20,680)

(44,880)

(18,252)

(65,560)

(39,063)

Proceeds from stock option exercises

Amounts paid due to leases

(2,418)

(2,461)

(7,236)

(4,879)

(12,944)

Other amounts received/(paid) due to financing activities

3,608

3,608

Payments to acquire or redeem own shares

Interest paid

(1,131)

(18,824)

(3,341)

(19,955)

(21,849)

Net cash (used) provided by financing activities

(24,508)

(64,133)

10,820

(88,641)

(3,062)

Total net cash flows for the period

8,660

21,129

(28,903)

29,789

(27,013)

Beginning balance of cash and cash equivalents

144,489

123,175

216,647

123,175

216,647

Exchange differences on cash and
cash equivalents in foreign currencies

93

185

321

278

(1,589)

Ending balance of cash and cash equivalents

$

153,242

$

144,489

$

188,065

$

153,242

$

188,045

Cash from continuing operations

124,876

116,316

188,045

124,876

188,045

Non-current restricted cash and cash equivalents

28,366

28,173

28,366

Cash and restricted cash in the statement of financial position

$

153,242

$

144,489

$

188,045

$

153,242

$

188,045

* While in previous periods Ferroglobe presented interest paid as cash flows from operating activities, management deems interest paid as among activities that alter the borrowing structure of the Company and therefore most appropriately presented as among financing activities. This change allows for a more fair presentation of cash flow to users of the financial statements. Previous periods have been restated in order to show interest paid as net cash used in financing activities.


Adjusted EBITDA ($,000):

Quarter Ended

    

Quarter Ended

    

Quarter Ended

Six Months Ended

Six Months Ended

    

June 30, 2020

March 31, 2020

June 30, 2019

June 30, 2020

June 30, 2019

(Loss) profit attributable to the parent

$

(12,107)

$

(47,898)

$

(40,823)

$

(60,006)

$

(67,653)

(Loss) profit for the period from discontinued operations

963

(3,354)

Loss (profit) attributable to non-controlling interest

(1,928)

(1,159)

(2,835)

(3,087)

(4,559)

Income tax (benefit) expense

(5,390)

(10,696)

(4,890)

(16,086)

(13,100)

Net finance expense

16,693

16,484

15,047

33,177

28,870

Financial derivatives loss (gain)

(3,168)

295

(3,168)

(969)

Exchange differences

(2,633)

(2,436)

(5,080)

(5,069)

(3,601)

Depreciation and amortization charges, operating allowances and write-downs

27,459

28,668

30,204

56,127

60,574

EBITDA

22,093

(20,205)

(7,119)

1,888

(3,792)

Impairment

Revaluation of biological assets

Contract termination costs

9,260

9,260

Restructuring and termination costs

2,894

2,894

Energy:  France

(55)

125

70

Energy: South Africa

Staff Costs:  South Africa

155

155

Other Idling Costs

375

2,308

2,683

(Loss)profit on disposal of non-core businesses

Adjusted EBITDA

$

22,413

$

(17,617)

$

5,035

$

4,796

$

8,362

Adjusted profit attributable to Ferroglobe ($,000):

Quarter Ended

    

Quarter Ended

    

Quarter Ended

Six Months Ended

    

Six Months Ended

    

June 30, 2020

March 31, 2020

June 30, 2019

June 30, 2020

June 30, 2019

(Loss) profit attributable to the parent

$

(12,107)

$

(47,898)

$

(40,823)

$

(60,006)

$

(67,653)

Tax rate adjustment

826

8,425

10,337

9,250

15,273

Impairment

Revaluation of biological assets

Contract termination costs

6,297

6,297

Restructuring and termination costs

1,968

1,968

Energy:  France

(37)

85

48

Energy: South Africa

Staff Costs:  South Africa

105

105

Other Idling Costs

255

1,569

1,824

(Loss) profit on disposal of non-core businesses

Adjusted (loss) profit attributable to the parent

$

(11,064)

$

(37,714)

$

(22,221)

$

(48,777)

$

(44,115)

Adjusted diluted profit per share:

Quarter Ended

    

Quarter Ended

    

Quarter Ended

Six Months Ended

    

Six Months Ended

    

June 30, 2020

March 31, 2020

June 30, 2019

June 30, 2020

June 30, 2019

Diluted (loss) profit per ordinary share

$

(0.07)

$

(0.28)

$

(0.24)

$

(0.35)

$

(0.40)

Tax rate adjustment

0.00

0.05

0.06

0.05

0.09

Impairment

Revaluation of biological assets

Contract termination costs

0.04

0.04

Restructuring and termination costs

0.01

0.01

Energy:  France

(0.00)

0.00

0.00

Energy: South Africa

Staff Costs:  South Africa

0.00

0.00

Other Idling Costs

0.00

0.01

0.01

(Loss) profit on disposal of non-core businesses

Adjusted diluted (loss) profit per ordinary share

$

(0.07)

$

(0.22)

$

(0.13)

$

(0.30)

$

(0.26)


SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

 

 

Date: August 31, 2020

  

FERROGLOBE PLC

 

 

 

 

by

/s/ Marco Levi

 

 

Name: Marco Levi

 

 

Title: Chief Executive Officer (Principal Executive Officer)


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Advancing Materials Innovation NASDAQ: GSM Second Quarter 2020


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Forward-Looking Statements and non-IFRS Financial Metrics This presentation contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements are not historical facts but are based on certain assumptions of management and describe our future plans, strategies and expectations. Forward-looking statements can generally be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology, including, but not limited to, "may," “could,” “seek,” “guidance,” “predict,” “potential,” “likely,” "believe," "will," "expect," "anticipate," "estimate," "plan," "intend," "forecast," “aim,” “target,” or variations of these terms and similar expressions, or the negative of these terms or similar expressions. Forward-looking statements contained in this presentation are based on information presently available to Ferroglobe PLC (“we,” “us,” “Ferroglobe,” the “Company” or the “Parent”) and assumptions that we believe to be reasonable, but are inherently uncertain. As a result, our actual results, performance or achievements may differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements, which are not guarantees of future performance and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that are, in some cases, beyond our control. You are cautioned that all such statements involve risks and uncertainties, including without limitation, risks that Ferroglobe will not successfully integrate the businesses of Globe Specialty Metals, Inc. and Grupo FerroAtlántica SAU, that we will not realize estimated cost savings, value of certain tax assets, synergies and growth, and/or that such benefits may take longer to realize than expected. Important factors that may cause actual results to differ include, but are not limited to: (i) risks relating to unanticipated costs of integration, including operating costs, customer loss and business disruption being greater than expected; (ii) our organizational and governance structure; (iii) the ability to hire and retain key personnel; (iv) regional, national or global political, economic, business, competitive, market and regulatory conditions including, among others, changes in metals prices; (v) increases in the cost of raw materials or energy; (vi) competition in the metals and foundry industries; (vii) environmental and regulatory risks; (viii) ability to identify liabilities associated with acquired properties prior to their acquisition; (ix) ability to manage price and operational risks including industrial accidents and natural disasters; (x) ability to manage foreign operations; (xi) changes in technology; (xii) ability to acquire or renew permits and approvals; (xiii) changes in legislation or governmental regulations affecting Ferroglobe; (xiv) conditions in the credit markets; (xv) risks associated with assumptions made in connection with critical accounting estimates and legal proceedings; (xvi) Ferroglobe's international operations, which are subject to the risks of currency fluctuations and foreign exchange controls; and (xvii) the potential of international unrest, economic downturn or effects of currencies, tax assessments, tax adjustments, anticipated tax rates, raw material costs or availability or other regulatory compliance costs. The foregoing list is not exhaustive. You should carefully consider the foregoing factors and the other risks and uncertainties that affect our business, including those described in the “Risk Factors” section of our Registration Statement on Form F-1, Annual Reports on Form 20-F, Current Reports on Form 6-K and other documents we file from time to time with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. We do not give any assurance (1) that we will achieve our expectations or (2) concerning any result or the timing thereof, in each case, with respect to any regulatory action, administrative proceedings, government investigations, litigation, warning letters, consent decree, cost reductions, business strategies, earnings or revenue trends or future financial results. Forward- looking financial information and other metrics presented herein represent our key goals and are not intended as guidance or projections for the periods presented herein or any future periods. We do not undertake or assume any obligation to update publicly any of the forward-looking statements in this presentation to reflect actual results, new information or future events, changes in assumptions or changes in other factors affecting forward-looking statements. If we update one or more forward-looking statements, no inference should be drawn that we will make additional updates with respect to those or other forward-looking statements. We caution you not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which are made only as of the date of this presentation. Adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margin, adjusted net profit, adjusted profit per share, working capital and net debt, are non-IFRS financial metrics that, we believe, are pertinent measures of Ferroglobe’s success. The Company has included these financial metrics to provide supplemental measures of its performance. We believe these metrics are important because they eliminate items that have less bearing on the Company’s current and future operating performance and highlight trends in its core business that may not otherwise be apparent when relying solely on IFRS financial measures. For additional information, including a reconciliation of the differences between such non-IFRS financial measures and the comparable IFRS financial measures, refer to the press release dated August 31, 2020 accompanying this presentation, which is incorporated by reference herein.


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Table of Contents Q2 2020 Business review Q2 2020 Financial review Update on strategic plan Appendix — supplemental information


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Opening Remarks Despite a challenging operating backdrop, Q2 results reflect successful financial and operational adjustments and sound execution Operational flexibility and continuous cost cutting measures critical to offset decline in sales due to COVID-19 3-year strategic plan finalized — first set of key initiatives underway


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I. Q2 2020 Business Review


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Key highlights Q2-2020 results: Sales of $250 million, compared to $311.2 million in Q1-2020 and $409.5 million in Q2-2019 Adjusted EBITDA of $22.4 million, compared to $(17.6) million in Q1-2020 and $5.0 million in Q2-2019 Cash generation of $8.7 million driven by a positive operating cashflow of $38.1 million Net loss of $(14.0) million, compared to a net loss of $(49.1) million in Q1-2020 and net loss of $(43.7) in Q2-2019 Key drivers impacting quarterly results: Continued cost savings through operational changes offsetting decline in sales and driving margin improvement. Operational savings of $16.3 million during the quarter. Continued improvement in working capital $321 million as of Jun. 30, 2020, a decrease of $27 million, from the Mar. 31, 2020 balance of $348 million Gross debt increased by $9 million due to the senior notes coupon accrual, with a balance of $451 million, and net debt reduced by $1 million with a balance of $298 million as of Jun. 30, 2020 Cash balance of $153 million as of Jun. 30, 2020 1 Note: Includes cash and cash equivalents of $125 million, and non-current restricted cash and cash equivalents of $28 million. Cash and cash equivalents includes the cash balance of the securitization program of $39 million.


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Sequential quarters EBITDA evolution ($m) Commentary Product category snapshot ─ silicon metal Average realized price of $2,215/t in Q2-20, stable vs $2,212/t in Q1-20 Index pricing up 4% in Europe, stable in the United States Volumes declined by 10% vs Q1-20: Demand continued to deteriorate across all markets. automotive sector returns from minimal levels to about half of pre-COVID demand Cost improvement mainly due to decline in energy prices in Europe and lower raw material pricing in France End market weakness continues to impact utilization rates across the aluminium and polysilicon sectors. Some positive signals beginning to emerge; foundries are anticipating higher activity in late Q3. Chemical customers in Europe anticipating some near-term slowdown after relatively strong first half of 2020 Volume trends Pricing trends ($/mt) 81,686 93,364 62,269 54,084 60,225 63,113 53,321 47,884 Q3-18 Q4-18 Q1-19 Q2-19 Q3-19 Q4-19 Q1-20 Q2-20 1,500 1,700 1,900 2,100 2,300 2,500 2,700 2,900 3,100 3,300 Apr-18 May-18 Jun-18 Jul-18 Aug-18 Sep-18 Oct-18 Nov-18 Dec-18 Jan-19 Feb-19 Mar-19 Apr-19 May-19 Jun-19 Jul-19 Aug-19 Sep-19 Oct-19 Nov-19 Dec-19 Jan-20 Feb-20 Mar-20 Apr-20 May-20 Jun-20 US Index ($) EU Index ($) Ferroglobe Avg Price ($) 3.5 11.9 (0.8) 0.3 8.9 Q1-20 Volume Price Cost Q2-20


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Product category snapshot: Silicon-based alloys Average realized price of $1,537/t in Q2-20, up 4% from Q1-20, primarily driven by ferrosilicon Overall, weaker demand from steel mills adversely pressuring index prices Volume drop of 35% vs Q1-20; steel production significantly lower in Europe, and hence the demand for ferrosilicon is also at very low levels Cost improvements attributable to decrease in energy prices and optimization of production level allocating curtailments to the less efficient plants Demand to remain under pressure in the near term given limited visibility for our customers, who are also operating with lower inventories Volume trends Pricing trends ($/mt) Sequential quarters EBITDA evolution ($m) Commentary 2.3 7.9 (1.7) 2.9 4.4 Q1-20 Volume Price Cost Q2-20 75,964 81,197 81,801 79,264 69,879 64,485 60,932 39,479 Q3-18 Q4-18 Q1-19 Q2-19 Q3-19 Q4-19 Q1-20 Q2-20 950 1,150 1,350 1,550 1,750 1,950 2,150 Apr-18 May-18 Jun-18 Jul-18 Aug-18 Sep-18 Oct-18 Nov-18 Dec-18 Jan-19 Feb-19 Mar-19 Apr-19 May-19 Jun-19 Jul-19 Aug-19 Sep-19 Oct-19 Nov-19 Dec-19 Jan-20 Feb-20 Mar-20 Apr-20 May-20 Jun-20 FeSi US Index ($) Si Alloys FG Avg. Selling Price ($) FeSi EU Index ($)


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Product category snapshot: Manganese-based alloys Average realized price of $1,088/t in Q2-20, up 12% from Q1-20. Mn-alloys index down 4% for FeMn and down 6% for SiMn due to weak steel industry demand; very low re-start post COVID-19 stoppages. Volume down 25% vs Q1-20 due to low prices and weak demand. Despite this decrease, positive contribution to EBITDA due to a better product mix. Positive cost impact due to lower manganese ore prices, partially offset by lower fixed absorption cost General economic slowdown resulting in lower levels of steel production and impacting demand for manganese alloys Volume trends Pricing trends ($/mt) Sequential quarters EBITDA evolution ($m) Commentary 98,280 147,445 103,669 99,555 93,996 95,235 73,724 55,290 Q3-18 Q4-18 Q1-19 Q2-19 Q3-19 Q4-19 Q1-20 Q2-20 910 1,110 1,310 1,510 Apr-18 May-18 Jun-18 Jul-18 Aug-18 Sep-18 Oct-18 Nov-18 Dec-18 Jan-19 Feb-19 Mar-19 Apr-19 May-19 Jun-19 Jul-19 Aug-19 Sep-19 Oct-19 Nov-19 Dec-19 Jan-20 Feb-20 Mar-20 Apr-20 May-20 Jun-20 FeMn EU HC 76% Mn EXW ($) SiMn EU 65% Mn DDP ($) Mn Alloys FG Avg. Selling Price ($) (2.5) 7.0 0.3 7.0 3.0 (0.9) Q1-20 Volume Price Manganese Ore Cost Q2-20


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II. Q2 2020 Financial Review