15.04.2020 Covestro AG  DE0006062144

DGAP-Adhoc: Covestro AG: Covestro adjusts FY 2020 financial guidance due to effects of the Coronavirus pandemic after reaching its EBITDA target in Q1 2020


 

DGAP-Ad-hoc: Covestro AG / Key word(s): Change in Forecast
Covestro AG: Covestro adjusts FY 2020 financial guidance due to effects of the Coronavirus pandemic after reaching its EBITDA target in Q1 2020

15-Apr-2020 / 15:05 CET/CEST
Disclosure of an inside information acc. to Article 17 MAR of the Regulation (EU) No 596/2014, transmitted by DGAP - a service of EQS Group AG.
The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.


Covestro has been actively executing its crisis management plans in response to the global spread of the coronavirus pandemic and adjusting business operations according to local developments. The Board of Management has taken early and decisive actions to adapt the company to the current conditions, to protect the health of all Covestro employees, to ensure the ability to deliver to customers and to secure its strong liquidity position.

As a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic and the increasingly adverse business environment, the provided outlook cannot be upheld. The Board of Management therefore provides the following adjustments to the Group financial guidance for 2020:
  • Core volume growth is expected to be negative for 2020 compared to 2019 (previously: positive low-single-digit-percentage range). Preliminary core volume growth in Q1 2020 was -4.1%.
  • EBITDA is expected to be in the range between EUR 700 million and EUR 1,200 million in 2020 (previously: between EUR 1,000 million and EUR 1,500 million). This adjustment is primarily due to declining core volumes.
  • Free operating cash flow (FOCF) is expected to be in the range between EUR -200 million and EUR 300 million in 2020 (previously between EUR 0 million and EUR 400 million).
  • In 2020, the return on capital employed (ROCE) is projected between -1% and 4% (previously: between 2% and 7%).
  • The company publishes a Group EBITDA of EUR 254 million as a preliminary number of the Q1 2020 Interim Statement. This preliminary result is within the published range of EUR 200 to 280 million. The full Q1 2020 Interim Statement is scheduled to be published on April 29, 2020.
  • The Board of Management increases the target for short-term cost savings to more than EUR 300 million in FY 2020 (previously: EUR 200 million) in addition to the ongoing 'Perspective' restructuring program that is expected to contribute savings of EUR 100 million in FY 2020.
  • Capital expenditures (CAPEX) are reduced by around EUR 200 million and are now expected to amount to around EUR 700 million in FY 2020 (previously: EUR 900 million).
  • Covestro continues to maintain a strong balance sheet and has significant sources of liquidity. Presently, these include around EUR 1.2 billion in cash or cash equivalents as well as an undrawn revolving credit facility (RCF) of EUR 2.5 billion.
This update takes into account the negative impact of the coronavirus pandemic as it is foreseeable on April 15, 2020, and assumes a recovery of the current situation starting in Q3 2020. As the pandemic is still evolving, further updates to the financial expectations may be necessary.

Forward-looking statements
This ad-hoc statement may contain forward-looking statements based on current assumptions and forecasts made by Covestro AG. Various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could lead to material differences between the actual future results, financial situation, development or performance of the company and the estimates given here. These factors include those discussed in Covestro's public reports which are available at www.covestro.com. The company assumes no liability whatsoever to update these forward-looking statements or to conform them to future events or developments.

Contact for investors:
Ronald Köhler, Head of Investor Relations
Phone: +49 214 6009 5098
E-mail: [email protected]


Contact for media:
Niko Palosuo, Global Head of External Communications
Phone: +49 214 6009 4872
E-mail: [email protected]

 

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Language: English
Company: Covestro AG
Kaiser-Wilhelm-Allee 60
51373 Leverkusen
Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 214 60095098
Fax: +49 (0) 214 60097002
E-mail: [email protected]
Internet: www.covestro.com
ISIN: DE0006062144
WKN: 606214
Indices: DAX
Listed: Regulated Market in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Hanover, Munich, Stuttgart, Tradegate Exchange
EQS News ID: 1021927

 
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Die wichtigsten Finanzdaten auf einen Blick
  2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021e
Umsatzerlöse1 12.082,00 11.904,00 14.138,00 14.616,00 12.412,00 10.706,00 14.000,00
EBITDA1,2 1.419,00 2.014,00 3.435,00 3.200,00 1.604,00 1.472,00 3.040,00
EBITDA-Marge3 11,74 16,92 24,30 21,89 12,92 13,75 21,71
EBIT1,4 680,00 1.331,00 2.808,00 2.580,00 852,00 696,00 2.150,00
EBIT-Marge5 5,63 11,18 19,86 17,65 6,86 6,50 15,36
Jahresüberschuss1 352,00 806,00 2.017,00 1.829,00 557,00 454,00 1.470,00
Netto-Marge6 2,91 6,77 14,27 12,51 4,49 4,24 10,50
Cashflow1,7 1.473,00 1.786,00 2.361,00 2.376,00 1.383,00 1.234,00 0,00
Ergebnis je Aktie8 2,21 3,93 9,93 9,46 3,02 2,48 7,40
Dividende8 0,70 1,35 2,20 2,40 2,40 1,30 2,20
Quelle: boersengefluester.de und Firmenangaben

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1 in Mio. Euro; 2 EBITDA = Ergebnis vor Zinsen, Steuern und Abschreibungen; 3 EBITDA in Relation zum Umsatz; 4 EBIT = Ergebnis vor Zinsen und Steuern; 5 EBIT in Relation zum Umsatz; 6 Jahresüberschuss (-fehlbetrag) in Relation zum Umsatz; 7 Cashflow aus der gewöhnlichen Geschäftstätigkeit; 8 in Euro; Quelle: boersengefluester.de

Wirtschaftsprüfer: KPMG

INVESTOR-INFORMATIONEN
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Covestro
WKN Kurs in € Einschätzung Börsenwert in Mio. €
606214 50,680 Halten 9.791,38
KGV 2022e KGV 10Y-Ø BGFL-Ratio Shiller-KGV
8,74 12,28 0,72 18,09
KBV KCV KUV EV/EBITDA
1,83 7,93 0,91 8,33
Dividende '20 in € Dividende '21e in € Div.-Rendite '21e
in %
Hauptversammlung
1,30 2,20 4,34 21.04.2022
Q1-Zahlen Q2-Zahlen Q3-Zahlen Bilanz-PK
28.04.2021 27.07.2021 26.10.2021 01.03.2022
Abstand 60Tage-Linie Abstand 200Tage-Linie Performance YtD Performance 52 Wochen
-10,21% -10,09% 0,40% 8,41%
    
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