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 November, 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 November 23, 2020 announcing results for the quarter ended September 30, 2020
Third quarter earnings call presentation


Ferroglobe Reports Results for the Third Quarter of 2020

Sales of $262.7 million; Net loss of $(46.8) million; Adjusted EBITDA of $22.2 million

Q3 sales of $262.7 million compared to $250.0 million in Q2 2020, and $381.7 million in Q3 2019
Adjusted EBITDA of $22.2 million compared to $22.4 million in Q2 2020 and $(7.2) million in Q3 2019
Q3 net loss of $(46.8) million compared to $(14.0) million in Q2 2020, and $(140.1) million in Q3 2019. Q3 net loss includes a property, plant and equipment impairment charge of $34.3 million
Gross debt of $442 million at the end of Q3 2020, compared to $451 million at the end of Q2 2020
Positive operating cash flow of $23.0 million partially offset by the senior unsecured notes coupon payment of $(16.4) million and partial ABL paydown of  $(7.8) million
Successful refinancing of the prior accounts receivable securitization program on October 2, 2020 with the signing of a new factoring program, providing an improvement in financial terms and cash release at closing

LONDON, November 23, 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 third quarter of 2020.

Q3 2020 Earnings Highlights

In Q3 2020, Ferroglobe posted a net loss of $(46.8) million, or $(0.28) per share on a fully diluted basis. On an adjusted basis, the Q3 2020 net loss was $(9.3) million, or $(0.14) per share on a fully diluted basis.

Q3 2020 reported EBITDA was $(12.2) million, down from $22.1 million in the prior quarter. On an adjusted basis, Q3 2020 EBITDA was $22.2 million, down slightly from Q2 2020 adjusted EBITDA of  $22.4 million. The Company reported an adjusted EBITDA margin of 8.5% for Q3 2020, compared to an adjusted EBITDA margin of 9.0% for Q2 2020.

    

Quarter Ended

    

Quarter Ended

Quarter Ended

Nine Months Ended

    

Nine Months Ended

$,000 (unaudited)

September 30, 2020

June 30, 2020

September 30, 2019

September 30, 2020

September 30, 2019

Sales

$

262,673

$

250,004

$

381,745

$

823,899

$

1,238,615

Net (loss) profit

$

(46,834)

$

(14,035)

$

(140,139)

$

(109,927)

$

(212,351)

Diluted EPS

$

(0.28)

$

(0.07)

$

(0.83)

$

(0.63)

$

(1.23)

Adjusted net (loss) income attributable to the parent

$

(9,332)

$

(11,064)

$

(16,084)

$

(58,108)

$

(60,200)

Adjusted diluted EPS

$

(0.14)

$

(0.07)

$

(0.10)

$

(0.35)

$

(0.36)

Adjusted EBITDA

$

22,231

$

22,413

$

(7,210)

$

27,027

$

1,152

Adjusted EBITDA margin

8.5%

9.0%

-1.9%

3.3%

0.1%

Marco Levi, Ferroglobe’s Chief Executive Officer, commented, “The third quarter results are a confirmation of the swift actions we have been taking throughout the year to address the unpredictable circumstances created by COVID-19.  By aligning our cost structure with changes in market conditions this quarter’s financial performance remained stable.”  Dr. Levi added, “We continue to seek ways to bolster our agility in the face of the pandemic to ensure the company is well capitalized and positioned for a market recovery.  Our new strategic plan focuses on elements within our control and aims to improve our overall competitiveness.  During the quarter we made significant progress setting the foundation throughout the organization and have started on the execution of specific initiatives across various functional areas.”


Cash Flow and Balance Sheet

Cash generated from operations during Q3 2020 was $23.0 million, including $33 million in respect of the sale of CO2 emission rights.

Working capital increased by $33 million, from $321 million as of June 30, 2020 to $354 million at September 30, 2020. The increase is mainly driven by a reduction in accounts payable and strengthening of the Euro relative to the US Dollar.

Gross debt was $442 million as of September 30, 2020, down from $451 million as of June 30, 2020, primarily as a result of the senior unsecured notes coupon payment and partial ABL paydown, partially offset by COVID-19 funding supported by local governments in France and Canada.

Beatriz García-Cos, Ferroglobe’s Chief Financial Officer, commented, “Given the challenging market backdrop and lingering uncertainty we remain focused on cash generation and preservation. We are making adjustments throughout the business to ensure a sustainable level of cash to support our operations and have managed this through a number of initiatives, including a successful refinancing of the prior accounts receivables securitization program. At the same time we continued to reduce our debt balance during the quarter.” Ms. García-Cos added, “The new strategic plan supports our focus on further cost reduction and improvement in cash conversion, while accelerating the Company’s return to profitability.”


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.

During the third quarter demand for our products was adversely impacted by COVID-19. It is difficult to forecast all the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, and such impacts might have a material adverse effect on our business, results of operations and financial condition. 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.

Additionally, the indenture governing the senior unsecured notes includes provisions which, in the event of a change of control, would require the Company to offer to redeem the outstanding senior unsecured notes at a cash purchase price equal to 101% of the principal amount of the senior unsecured 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

On October 2, 2020, the Company signed a factoring agreement, replacing the prior accounts receivables securitization program.  At closing, there was cash release of $19.7 million from restricted cash relating to a special purpose vehicle under prior securitizaiton program.

On November 1, 2020, the Company announced the appointment of Thomas Wiesner as Chief Legal Officer. Subsequently, Mr. Wiesner was also appointed as the Secretary to the Board of Directors.

On November 16, 2020, the Superior Court of Justice of Galicia dismissed FerroAtlántica’s claim of petition to separate the metallurgical plants of  Cee and Dumbria from the related hydroelectric power plants. According to applicable law, this judgment can be appealed before the Spanish Supreme Court.

Discussion of Third Quarter 2020 Results


The Company has concluded that there are indications for potential impairment of goodwill, property, plant and equipment and deferred tax assets. During the third quarter, the Company registered an impairment relating to the Niagara Falls facility as there are no plans to restart production. The Company is conducting, the rest of its impairment analysis and as such further material impairment relating to goodwill and/or the remaining property, plant and equipment and deferred tax assets could be identified and recorded subsequently.  The financial results presented for the third quarter and year to date as of September 30, 2020 are unaudited and may be subsequently adjusted for items including impairment of goodwill and/or property, plant and equipment.

Sales

Sales for Q3 2020 were $262.7 million, an increase of 5.1% compared to $250.0 million in Q2 2020. For Q3 2020, total shipments were up 3.5% and the average selling price was down 0.1% compared with Q2 2020.

    

Quarter Ended

    

Quarter Ended

    

Quarter Ended

Nine Months Ended

    

Nine Months Ended

September 30, 2020

June 30, 2020

Change

September 30, 2019

Change

September 30, 2020

September 30, 2019

Change

Shipments in metric tons:

Silicon Metal

51,215

47,884

7.0%

60,225

-15.0%

152,420

176,578

-13.7%

Silicon-based Alloys

42,449

39,479

7.5%

69,879

-39.3%

142,860

230,944

-38.1%

Manganese-based Alloys

53,980

55,290

-2.4%

93,996

-42.6%

182,995

297,221

-38.4%

Total shipments*

147,644

142,653

3.5%

224,100

-34.1%

478,275

704,743

-32.1%

Average selling price ($/MT):

Silicon Metal

$

2,248

$

2,215

1.5%

$

2,175

3.3%

$

2,225

$

2,284

-2.6%

Silicon-based Alloys

$

1,534

$

1,537

-0.2%

$

1,490

3.0%

$

1,510

$

1,582

-4.6%

Manganese-based Alloys

$

1,009

$

1,088

-7.2%

$

1,140

-11.5%

$

1,019

$

1,167

-12.7%

Total*

$

1,590

$

1,591

-0.1%

$

1,527

4.1%

$

1,550

$

1,583

-2.1%

Average selling price ($/lb.):

Silicon Metal

$

1.02

$

1.00

1.5%

$

0.99

3.3%

$

1.01

$

1.04

-2.6%

Silicon-based Alloys

$

0.70

$

0.70

-0.2%

$

0.68

3.0%

$

0.68

$

0.72

-4.6%

Manganese-based Alloys

$

0.46

$

0.49

-7.2%

$

0.52

-11.5%

$

0.46

$

0.53

-12.7%

Total*

$

0.72

$

0.72

0.0%

$

0.69

4.1%

$

0.70

$

0.72

-2.1%


* Excludes by-products and other

Sales Prices & Volumes By Product


During Q3 2020, total product average selling prices decreased by 0.1% versus Q2 2020. Q3 average selling prices of silicon metal increased 1.5%, silicon-based alloys prices decreased 0.2%, and manganese-based alloys prices decreased 7.2%.

Sales volumes in Q3 declined by 3.5% versus the prior quarter. Q3 sales volumes of silicon metal increased 7.0%, silicon-based alloys increased 7.5%, and manganese-based alloys decreased 2.4% versus Q2 2020.

Cost of Sales

Cost of sales was $166.2 million in Q3 2020, an increase from $153.3 million in the prior quarter. Cost of sales as a percentage of sales increased to 63.3% in Q3 2020 versus 61.3% for Q2 2020, the increase is mainly due to higher sales volume, lower sales prices, higher energy prices in Europe, lower fixed cost absorption due to decreased production levels and the negative impact of a planned plant shutdown in Spain.

Other Operating Expenses

Other operating expenses amounted to $26.9 million in Q3 2020, a decrease from $36.0 million in the prior quarter. This decrease is primarily attributable to a reduction in consultant fees, and removal of the financial liabilities registered in Photosil by $5 million.

Net Loss Attributable to the Parent

In Q3 2020, net loss attributable to the Parent was $47.3 million, or $(0.28) per diluted share, compared to a net loss attributable to the Parent of $12.1 million, or $(0.07) per diluted share in Q2 2020.

Adjusted EBITDA

In Q3 2020, adjusted EBITDA was $22.2 million, or 8.5% of sales, compared to adjusted EBITDA of $22.4 million, or 9.0% of sales in Q2 2020, primarily due to price stability and higher costs incurred in Q3 2020.

Conference Call

Ferroglobe management will review the third quarter during a conference call at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time on November 24, 2020.

The dial-in number for participants in the United States is 877-293-5491 (conference ID 9939707). International callers should dial +1 914-495-8526 (conference ID 9939707). 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/itnuz76f

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


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

    

Nine Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

    

September 30, 2020

    

June 30, 2020

September 30, 2019

September 30, 2020

September 30, 2019

Sales

  

$

262,673

  

$

250,004

$

381,745

$

823,899

$

1,238,615

Cost of sales

  

(166,231)

  

(153,291)

(277,692)

(562,882)

(899,492)

Other operating income

  

7,598

  

10,160

13,215

25,526

41,766

Staff costs

  

(56,329)

  

(48,912)

(72,536)

(160,338)

(221,651)

Other operating expense

  

(26,896)

  

(35,953)

(50,060)

(102,915)

(166,901)

Depreciation and amortization charges, operating allowances and write-downs

  

(26,524)

  

(27,459)

(29,591)

(82,651)

(90,165)

Impairment losses

(34,269)

(174,018)

(34,269)

(175,353)

Other gain (loss)

1,212

85

(3,774)

625

(3,896)

Operating (loss) profit

(38,766)

(5,365)

(212,711)

(93,005)

(277,077)

Net finance expense

  

(13,985)

  

(16,693)

(16,491)

(47,162)

(45,361)

Financial derivatives (loss) gain

2,913

3,168

3,882

Exchange differences

  

13,157

  

2,633

(5,083)

18,226

(1,482)

(Loss) profit before tax

  

(39,594)

  

(19,425)

(231,372)

(118,773)

(320,038)

Income tax benefit (expense)

  

(1,841)

  

5,390

14,322

14,245

27,422

(Loss) profit for the period from continuing operations

(41,435)

(14,035)

(217,050)

(104,528)

(292,616)

Profit for the period from discontinued operations

(5,399)

76,911

(5,399)

80,265

(Loss) profit for the period

(46,834)

(14,035)

(140,139)

(109,927)

(212,351)

Loss (profit) attributable to non-controlling interest

  

(450)

  

1,928

(385)

2,638

4,174

(Loss) profit attributable to the parent

  

$

(47,284)

  

$

(12,107)

$

(140,524)

$

(107,289)

$

(208,177)

  

  

EBITDA

$

(12,242)

$

22,093

$

(183,120)

$

(10,354)

$

(186,912)

Adjusted EBITDA

$

22,231

$

22,413

$

(7,210)

$

27,027

$

1,152

Weighted average shares outstanding

Basic

169,261

169,254

169,123

169,261

169,123

Diluted

169,261

169,254

169,123

169,261

169,123

(Loss) profit per ordinary share

Basic

$

(0.28)

$

(0.07)

$

(0.83)

$

(0.63)

$

(1.23)

Diluted

$

(0.28)

$

(0.07)

$

(0.83)

$

(0.63)

$

(1.23)


Ferroglobe PLC and Subsidiaries

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statement of Financial Position

(in thousands of U.S. dollars)

September 30,

June 30,

December 31,

    

2020

    

2020

    

2019

ASSETS

Non-current assets

Goodwill

$

29,702

$

29,702

$

29,702

Other intangible assets

18,876

45,655

51,267

Property, plant and equipment

640,211

677,081

740,906

Other non-current financial assets

6,227

6,404

2,618

Deferred tax assets

50,939

43,102

59,551

Non-current receivables from related parties

2,343

2,240

2,247

Other non-current assets

4,960

4,228

1,597

Non-current restricted cash and cash equivalents

28,551

28,366

28,323

Total non-current assets

781,809

836,778

916,211

Current assets

Inventories

311,269

305,438

354,121

Trade and other receivables

179,432

172,036

309,064

Current receivables from related parties

3,055

2,955

2,955

Current income tax assets

11,264

12,151

27,930

Other current financial assets

2,360

4,791

5,544

Other current assets

18,199

22,602

23,676

Cash and cash equivalents *

118,874

124,876

94,852

Total current assets

644,453

644,849

818,142

Total assets

$

1,426,262

$

1,481,627

$

1,734,353

EQUITY AND LIABILITIES

Equity

$

483,488

$

519,974

$

602,297

Non-current liabilities

Deferred income

7,454

4,983

1,253

Provisions

84,779

81,659

84,852

Bank borrowings

31,958

92,552

144,388

Lease liabilities

12,655

13,512

16,972

Debt instruments

345,941

345,284

344,014

Other financial liabilities

32,554

33,316

43,157

Other non-current liabilities

16,678

25,785

25,906

Deferred tax liabilities

47,633

40,162

74,057

Total non-current liabilities

579,652

637,252

734,599

Current liabilities

Provisions

38,121

37,367

46,091

Bank borrowings

59,318

245

14,611

Lease liabilities

7,960

8,592

8,900

Debt instruments

2,697

10,994

10,937

Other financial liabilities

28,016

26,318

23,382

Payables to related parties

4,162

2,056

4,830

Trade and other payables

136,371

156,053

189,229

Current income tax liabilities

140

2,146

3,048

Other current liabilities

86,337

80,630

96,429

Liabilities associated with assets classified as held for sale

Total current liabilities

363,122

324,401

397,457

Total equity and liabilities

$

1,426,262

$

1,481,627

$

1,734,353

*Cash and cash equivalents at September 30, 2020 includes the cash balance of the group’s European A/R securitization program of $41,016 ($38,961 and $38,778 at June 30, 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 *

Nine Months Ended

Nine Months Ended *

    

September 30, 2020

June 30, 2020

September 30, 2019

September 30, 2020

September 30, 2019

Cash flows from operating activities:

(Loss) profit for the period

$

(46,834)

$

(14,035)

$

(140,139)

$

(109,927)

$

(212,351)

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

Income tax (benefit) expense

1,841

(5,390)

(14,489)

(14,245)

(26,408)

Depreciation and amortization charges,
operating allowances and write-downs

26,524

27,459

29,591

82,651

92,995

Net finance expense

13,985

16,693

20,893

47,162

51,794

Financial derivatives loss (gain)

(2,913)

(3,168)

(3,882)

Exchange differences

(13,157)

(2,633)

5,083

(18,226)

1,482

Impairment losses

34,269

174,018

34,269

175,353

Net loss (gain) due to changes in the value of asset

Bargain purchase gain

Gain on disposal of discontinued operation

5,399

(80,729)

5,399

(80,729)

Share-based compensation

323

704

1,015

1,749

3,280

Other adjustments

(8,774)

(85)

3,774

(8,188)

3,896

Changes in operating assets and liabilities

(Increase) decrease in inventories

3,725

(12,471)

5,953

42,831

(40,962)

(Increase) decrease in trade receivables

(4,731)

45,537

5,568

124,638

1,623

Increase (decrease) in trade payables

(20,359)

(4,875)

(10,693)

(50,738)

(12,035)

Other

31,410

(16,287)

(59,689)

3,525

(21,430)

Income taxes paid

(633)

3,522

(846)

13,009

(3,066)

Net cash provided (used) by operating activities

22,988

38,139

(63,603)

150,741

(70,440)

Cash flows from investing activities:

Interest and finance income received

278

85

626

617

1,502

Payments due to investments:

-

Acquisition of subsidiary

9,088

9,088

Other intangible assets

(184)

Property, plant and equipment

(8,734)

(5,056)

(6,269)

(18,396)

(26,845)

Other

(627)

Disposals:

Disposal of subsidiaries

171,058

171,058

Other non-current assets

46

46

Other

19

3,416

Net cash (used) provided by investing activities

(8,410)

(4,971)

174,522

(17,733)

157,408

Cash flows from financing activities:

Dividends paid

Payment for debt issuance costs

(608)

(279)

(2,093)

(2,463)

(2,798)

Repayment of hydro leases

(55,352)

(55,352)

Repayment of other financial liabilities

Increase/(decrease) in bank borrowings:

Borrowings

8,022

8,022

71,499

Payments

(7,800)

(20,680)

(21,038)

(73,360)

(60,101)

Proceeds from stock option exercises

Amounts paid due to leases

(2,463)

(2,418)

(7,342)

(22,268)

Other amounts received/(paid) due to financing activities

(9,324)

3,608

Payments to acquire or redeem own shares

Interest paid

(17,130)

(1,131)

(18,713)

(37,085)

(40,562)

Net cash (used) provided by financing activities

(19,979)

(24,508)

(106,520)

(108,620)

(109,582)

Total net cash flows for the period

(5,401)

8,660

4,399

24,388

(22,614)

Beginning balance of cash and cash equivalents

153,242

144,489

188,045

123,175

216,647

Exchange differences on cash and
cash equivalents in foreign currencies

(416)

93

(4,401)

(138)

(5,990)

Ending balance of cash and cash equivalents

$

147,425

$

153,242

$

188,043

$

147,425

$

188,043

Cash from continuing operations

118,874

124,876

177,154

118,874

177,154

Non-current restricted cash and cash equivalents

28,551

28,366

10,889

28,551

10,889

Cash and restricted cash in the statement of financial position

$

147,425

$

153,242

$

188,043

$

147,425

$

188,043

* 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

Nine Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

    

September 30, 2020

June 30, 2020

September 30, 2019

September 30, 2020

September 30, 2019

(Loss) profit attributable to the parent

$

(47,284)

$

(12,107)

$

(140,524)

$

(107,289)

$

(208,177)

(Loss) profit for the period from discontinued operations

5,399

(76,911)

5,399

(80,265)

Loss (profit) attributable to non-controlling interest

450

(1,928)

385

(2,638)

(4,174)

Income tax (benefit) expense

1,841

(5,390)

(14,322)

(14,245)

(27,422)

Net finance expense

13,985

16,693

16,491

47,162

45,361

Financial derivatives loss (gain)

(2,913)

(3,168)

(3,882)

Exchange differences

(13,157)

(2,633)

5,083

(18,226)

1,482

Depreciation and amortization charges, operating allowances and write-downs

26,524

27,459

29,591

82,651

90,165

EBITDA

(12,242)

22,093

(183,120)

(10,354)

(186,912)

Impairment

34,269

174,008

34,269

174,008

Revaluation of biological assets

1,080

1,080

Contract termination costs

9,260

Restructuring and termination costs

2,894

Energy:  France

(55)

70

Energy: South Africa

Staff Costs:  South Africa

155

Other Idling Costs

204

375

2,887

(Loss)profit on disposal of non-core businesses

822

822

Adjusted EBITDA

$

22,231

$

22,413

$

(7,210)

$

27,027

$

1,152

Adjusted profit attributable to Ferroglobe ($,000):

Quarter Ended

    

Quarter Ended

    

Quarter Ended

Nine Months Ended

    

Nine Months Ended

    

September 30, 2020

June 30, 2020

September 30, 2019

September 30, 2020

September 30, 2019

(Loss) profit attributable to the parent

$

(47,284)

$

(12,107)

$

(140,524)

$

(107,289)

$

(208,177)

Tax rate adjustment

14,511

826

59,717

23,761

74,990

Impairment

23,303

118,325

23,303

118,325

Revaluation of biological assets

734

734

Contract termination costs

6,297

Restructuring and termination costs

1,968

Energy:  France

(37)

48

Energy: South Africa

Staff Costs:  South Africa

105

Other Idling Costs

139

255

1,963

(Loss) profit on disposal of non-core businesses

(54,337)

(54,337)

Adjusted (loss) profit attributable to the parent

$

(9,332)

$

(11,064)

$

(16,084)

$

(58,108)

$

(60,200)

Adjusted diluted profit per share:

Quarter Ended

    

Quarter Ended

    

Quarter Ended

Nine Months Ended

    

Nine Months Ended

    

September 30, 2020

June 30, 2020

September 30, 2019

September 30, 2020

September 30, 2019

Diluted (loss) profit per ordinary share

$

(0.28)

$

(0.07)

$

(0.83)

$

(0.63)

$

(1.23)

Tax rate adjustment

0.00

0.35

0.14

0.44

Impairment

0.14

0.70

0.14

0.70

Revaluation of biological assets

0.00

0.00

Contract termination costs

0.04

Restructuring and termination costs

0.01

Energy:  France

(0.00)

0.00

Energy: South Africa

Staff Costs:  South Africa

0.00

Other Idling Costs

0.00

0.00

0.01

(Loss) profit on disposal of non-core businesses

(0.32)

(0.32)

Adjusted diluted (loss) profit per ordinary share

$

(0.14)

$

(0.07)

$

(0.10)

$

(0.35)

$

(0.36)


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: November 23, 2020

  

FERROGLOBE PLC

 

 

 

 

by

/s/ Marco Levi

 

 

Name: Marco Levi

 

 

Title: Chief Executive Officer (Principal Executive Officer)


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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 November 23, 2020 accompanying this presentation, which is incorporated by reference herein.


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Table of Contents Q3 2020 Business review Q3 2020 Financial review Update on strategic plan Appendix — Supplemental information


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Q3 Opening Remarks Stable financial results despite continued uncertainty and challenges created by COVID-19 Sustainable level of cash to operate the business by continued focus on cost cutting and additional cash generation measures Execution of strategic plan underway — strong momentum across all areas of the organization


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I. Q3 2020 Business review


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Key highlights Q3-20 results: Sales of $262.7 million, compared to $250.0 million in Q2-20 and $381.7 million in Q3-19 Adjusted EBITDA of $22.2 million compared to $22.4 million in Q2-20 and ($7.2) million in Q3-19 Positive Operating Cash Flow of $23.0 million partially offset by the senior notes coupon payment of ($16.4) million and ABL repayment for ($8.0) million Net loss of ($46.8) million, compared to a net loss of ($14.0) million in Q2-20 and net loss of ($140.1) in Q3-19 Key drivers impacting quarterly results: Slightly higher volumes in Q3-20, despite the market decline triggered by COVID-19 Sale of CO2 emission rights totalling $33 million Property, plant and equipment impairment charge of $34.3 million Subsequent event: Successful refinancing of prior A/R securitization program on Oct. 2, 2020 (cash release of $19.7 million at closing) Working capital $354 million as of Sep. 30, 2020, an increase of $33 million, from the Jun. 30, 2020 balance of $321 million Gross debt decreased by ($9.0) million to $442 million due to the senior notes coupon payment and partial ABL repayment; offset by COVID-19 loans in Q3-20 and net debt reduced by ($3.2) million with a balance of $295 million as of Sep. 30, 2020 Cash balance of $147 million as of Sep. 30, 2020 1 Note: Unrestricted cash of $77.9 million, $41.0 million of the securitization program, and non-current restricted cash and cash equivalents of $28.6 million


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Sequential quarters EBITDA evolution ($m) Commentary Product category snapshot ─ silicon metal Volume trends Pricing trends ($/mt) Averaged realized price up 1.5% primarily due to higher exposure to chemical grade end market Limited spot sale opportunities US index pricing flat, while European index pricing down 14% Volumes increased by 7%; signs of recovery in automotive end market in US and Europe Higher energy costs, partially offset with cost savings from key technical metrics program and better fixed cost absorption 93,364 62,269 54,084 60,225 63,113 53,321 47,884 51,215 Q4-18 Q1-19 Q2-19 Q3-19 Q4-19 Q1-20 Q2-20 Q3-20 1,500 1,700 1,900 2,100 2,300 2,500 2,700 2,900 3,100 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 Jul-20 Aug-20 Sep-20 US Index ($) EU Index ($) Ferroglobe Avg Price ($) 11.8 0.4 2.2 (0.2) 14.2 Q2-20 Volume Price Cost Q3-20


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Product category snapshot: Silicon-based alloys Volume trends Pricing trends ($/mt) Sequential quarters EBITDA evolution ($m) Commentary Average realized price flat versus prior quarter – benefit from product mix (foundry) Sharp decline in the index price in the US and Europe, particularly in the first half of the quarter Volumes up 7.5% due to foundry sales driven by recovery in the automotive end market; steel end market demand relatively weak in Q3 Positive impact on volumes from product mix and commercial discipline Cost impacted by planned curtailments (Europe), technical difficulties during plant re-start (US) 81,197 81,801 79,264 69,879 64,485 60,932 39,479 42,449 Q4-18 Q1-19 Q2-19 Q3-19 Q4-19 Q1-20 Q2-20 Q3-20 950 1,050 1,150 1,250 1,350 1,450 1,550 1,650 1,750 1,850 1,950 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 Jul-20 Aug-20 Sep-20 FeSi US Index ($) Si Alloys FG Avg. Selling Price ($) FeSi EU Index ($) 6.0 2.6 (2.1) (8.4) (1.9) Q2-20 Volume Price Cost Q3-20


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Product category snapshot: Manganese-based alloys Volume trends Pricing trends ($/mt) Sequential quarters EBITDA evolution ($m) Commentary Averaged realized prices declined by 7% relative to Q2 European index price for ferromanganese declined 14% while the index silicomanganese declined by 12% Q3 volumes down 2.4% — slowdown in overall steel demand; some blast furnaces restarting recently in Europe Cost benefit from lower production cost (FeMn), sales of CO2 credits and reversal of liability 147,445 103,669 99,555 93,996 95,235 73,724 55,290 53,980 Q4-18 Q1-19 Q2-19 Q3-19 Q4-19 Q1-20 Q2-20 Q3-20 910 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 Jul-20 Aug-20 Sep-20 FeMn EU HC 76% Mn EXW ($) SiMn EU 65% Mn DDP ($) Mn Alloys FG Avg. Selling Price ($) 7.9 (0.4) (4.1) 9.7 13.1 Q2-20 Volume Price Cost Q3-20


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II. Q3 2020 Financial review


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Income Statement 2020 ($’000): Q3-20 vs Q2-20 Sales improvement driven by volumes Cost of sales impacted by higher energy in Spain, partially offset by continued cost cutting at corporate and plant levels Q3 staff costs includes severance payments; Q2 reflects the reversal of 2019 incentive compensation accrual Impairment charge of $34.3 million relates to property, plant and equipment Gain on disposal of non-current assets and others include the gain on sale of the CO2 emission rights Consolidated Income Statement ($’000) Q3-20 Q2-20 vs Q Sales 262,673 250,004 5% Cost of sales (166,231) (153,291) 8% Other operating income 7,598 10,160 (25)% Staff costs (56,329) (48,912) 15% Other operating expenses (26,896) (35,953) (25)% Depreciation, amortization and allowances (26,524) (27,459) (3)% Operating loss before adjustments (5,709) (5,452) 5% Impairment losses (34,269) - - Gain on disposal of non-current assets & others 1,212 85 1326% Operating loss (38,766) (5,367) 622% Net finance expense (13,985) (16,693) (16)% FX differences 13,157 2,633 400% Loss before tax (39,594) (19,427) 104% Loss resulting from discontinued operations (5,399) - - Income tax (1,841) 5,390 (134)% Loss (46,834) (14,038) 234% Loss attributable to non-controlling interest (450) 1,928 (123)% Loss attributable to the parent (47,284) (12,110) 290% EBITDA (12,242) 22,093 (155)% Adjusted EBITDA 22,231 22,413 (1)% Adjusted EBITDA% 8% 9% (1)%


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* Adjusted EBITDA bridge: Q2-20 to Q3-20 ($m) Positive pricing in chemical grade silicon metal and foundry products offset by manganese and ferrosilicon Volume benefits primarily attributable to silicon metal (+7%) and foundry product (+29%) Cost includes partial reversal of previously recorded liability Head office includes the reversal of the 2019 incentive compensation, offset by the termination of some liabilities relating to R&D project


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Balance sheet summary Notes: Financial results are unaudited Gross debt excludes bank borrowings arising from consolidation of the A/R securitization at Sep. 30, 2019, Jun. 30, 2020 and Sep. 30, 2020 Capital is calculated as book equity plus net debt Cash and restricted cash includes the following as at the respective period ends: Sep. 30, 2019 – Unrestricted cash of $125.2 million, $9.1 million of the securitization program, and non-current restricted cash and cash equivalents of $53.4 million Jun. 30, 2020 – Unrestricted cash of $86 million, $38.9 million of the securitization program, and non-current restricted cash and cash equivalents of $28.3 million Sep. 20, 2020 – Unrestricted cash of $77.9 million, $41.0 million of the securitization program, and non-current restricted cash and cash equivalents of $28.6 million Balance sheet Q3-201 Q2-201 Q3-191 Cash and Restricted Cash4 ($m) 147.4 153.2 188.0 Total Assets ($m) 1,426.2 1,481.6 1,961.3 Gross Debt2 ($m) 442.3 451.4 556.3 Net Debt2 ($m) 294.9 298.1 368.3 Book Equity ($m) 483.5 519.9 664.2 Total Working Capital ($m) 354.3 321.4 578.7 Net Debt2 / Adjusted EBITDA 3.32x n.m 8.55x Net Debt2 / Total Assets 20.7% 20.1% 18.8% Net Debt / Capital3 37.9% 36.4% 35.7%


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Quarterly cash flow statement ($’000) Free cash flow is defined as ‘Cash Flow From Operating Activities’ less ‘Payments for Capital Expenditure’ $33 million of cash from the sale of CO2 emission rights New COVID assistance loans by governments in France and Canada Bank payments relates to the coupon payment for the senior notes and partial pay down of the ABL Simplified Cash Flows $’000 Q3-19 Q4-19 Q1-20 Q2-20 Q3-20 EBITDA (183,120) (48,482) (20,204) 22,093 (12,242) Non cash items 179,224 2,048 1,392 620 25,818 Changes in Working capital (58,861) 86,203 98,307 11,904 10,045 Changes in Accounts Receivables 5,568 29,310 83,832 45,537 (4,731) Changes in Accounts Payable (10,693) (51,152) (25,504) (4,875) (20,359) Changes in Inventory 5,953 132,493 51,577 (12,471) 3,725 Securitization, CO2 sales and others (59,689) (24,448) (11,598) (16,287) 31,410 Less Cash Tax Payments (846) (523) 10,119 3,522 (633) Operating cash flow (63,603) 39,246 89,614 38,139 22,988 Cash-flow from Investing Activities 174,522 8,502 (4,352) (4,971) (8,410) Payments for Capital Expenditure (6,269) (5,600) (4,606) (5,056) (8,734) Changes in the scope of consolidation 180,146 (12,644) - - - Others 645 26,746 254 85 324 Cash-flow from Financing Activities (106,520) (114,423) (64,133) (24,508) (19,979) Bank Borrowings - 174,130 - - 5,034 Bank Payment (21,038) (269,400) (44,880) (20,680) (7,800) Other government loans - - - - 2,988 Other amounts paid due to financing activities (9,324) (4,363) 1,147 (2,418) (2,463) Repayment of hydro leases