Goodyear Reports First Quarter 2021 Results

AKRON, Ohio, April 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) today reported results for the first quarter of 2021.

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Akron, Ohio, USA. (PRNewsFoto/Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company)

"We delivered impressive segment operating income, which was significantly above first quarter 2020 results and also nearly 20 percent higher than first quarter 2019 despite sales volumes not yet having fully recovered to pre-COVID levels," said Richard J. Kramer, chairman, chief executive officer and president.  "We achieved these results despite the impact of a severe winter storm in the U.S. and industry supply chain challenges during the quarter.

"Our consumer replacement business delivered outstanding results. By leveraging improved distribution and new products, we outperformed the industry while expanding margins. At the same time, we also continued to build our OE business, where we are benefiting from our leading technical capabilities and emerging mobility trends," continued Kramer.

"I'd like to acknowledge and thank all of our associates for continuing to manage through personal and professional challenges to deliver for our customers and communities," added Kramer.

Goodyear's first quarter 2021 sales were $3.5 billion, up 15% from a year ago. The increase was driven by higher volume, improvements in price/mix and favorable foreign currency translation.

Tire unit volumes totaled 35.0 million, up 12% from the prior year's period. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on industry demand moderated relative to the prior year. Replacement tire volume increased 14%, reflecting both continuing industry recovery and market share gains. Original equipment unit volume increased 5%, driven by higher vehicle production in Asia Pacific and increased market share in EMEA.

Goodyear's first quarter 2021 net income was $12 million (5 cents per share) compared to a net loss of $619 million ($2.65 per share) a year ago. The 2021 period included several significant items, including, on a pre-tax basis, rationalization charges of $50 million primarily associated with a plan to reduce selling, administrative and general expense in EMEA and the modernization of two manufacturing facilities in Germany, and a negative impact of $23 million related to a severe winter storm in the U.S. Goodyear's first quarter 2020 net loss included a charge of $295 million related to a valuation allowance on certain deferred tax assets for foreign tax credits and, on a pre-tax basis, a non-cash impairment charge of $182 million to reduce the carrying value of goodwill in its EMEA business unit.

First quarter 2021 adjusted net income was $102 million (43 cents per share) compared to an adjusted net loss of $140 million (60 cents per share) in 2020. Per share amounts are diluted.

The company reported segment operating income of $226 million in the first quarter of 2021, up $273 million from a year ago. The increase primarily reflects the impacts of higher volume, including increased factory utilization, improvements in price/mix, the benefits of cost saving actions, including ongoing rationalization plans, and lower raw material costs.

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

See the note at the end of this release for further explanation and reconciliation tables for Segment Operating Income (Loss) and Margin; Adjusted Net Income (Loss); and Adjusted Diluted Earnings (Loss) per Share, reflecting the impact of certain significant items on the 2021 and 2020 periods.

Business Segment Results

Americas


First Quarter

(in millions)

2021


2020

Tire Units

15.5


14.5

Net Sales

$1,787


$1,673

Segment Operating Income

114


--

Segment Operating Margin

6.4%


--

Americas' first quarter 2021 sales of $1.8 billion were 7% higher than in 2020, driven by higher volume and improvements in price/mix. These factors were partially offset by unfavorable foreign currency translation. Tire unit volume increased 7%. Replacement tire volume increased 11%, reflecting stronger industry demand and U.S. consumer and commercial replacement market share gains. Original equipment unit volume decreased 6%, reflecting lower industry demand, partially offset by consumer share gains in Latin America.

First quarter 2021 segment operating income was $114 million compared to breakeven in the prior year's quarter. The increase was driven by improvements in price/mix, the impacts of higher volume, including increased factory utilization, and the benefits of cost saving actions, including ongoing rationalization plans. These factors were partially offset by higher raw material costs.  We estimate a severe winter storm in the U.S. negatively impacted segment operating income by approximately $17 million.

Europe, Middle East and Africa


First Quarter

(in millions)

2021


2020

Tire Units

12.7


11.6

Net Sales

$1,231


$995

Segment Operating Income (Loss)

74


(53)

Segment Operating Margin

6.0%


(5.3)%

Europe, Middle East and Africa's first quarter 2021 sales increased 24% from last year to $1.2 billion due to higher volume, improvements in price/mix and favorable foreign currency translation. Tire unit volume increased 10%. Replacement tire volume rose 11%, reflecting stronger industry demand and consumer and commercial replacement market share gains. Original equipment unit volume increased 6%, reflecting significant share gains driven by new consumer fitments and the addition of new fleet customers.

First quarter 2021 segment operating income of $74 million was up $127 million from the prior year's quarter, driven by the impacts of higher volume, including increased factory utilization, improvements in price/mix and lower raw material costs.

Asia Pacific


First Quarter

(in millions)

2021


2020

Tire Units

6.8


5.2

Net Sales

$493


$388

Segment Operating Income

38


6

Segment Operating Margin

7.7%


1.5%

Asia Pacific's first quarter 2021 sales increased 27% to $493 million, driven by higher volume and favorable foreign currency translation. Tire unit volume increased 29%. Replacement tire volume increased 31%, reflecting a record first quarter performance. Original equipment unit volume increased 26%, driven by a recovery in vehicle production in China.

First quarter 2021 segment operating income of $38 million was up $32 million from the prior year's quarter. The increase was driven by the impacts of higher volume, including improved factory utilization.

Conference Call

Goodyear will hold an investor conference call at 9 a.m. EDT today. Prior to the commencement of the call, the company will post the financial and other related information that will be presented on its investor relations website: http://investor.goodyear.com.

Participating in the conference call will be Richard J. Kramer, chairman, chief executive officer and president; Darren R. Wells, executive vice president and chief financial officer; and Christina L. Zamarro, vice president, finance and treasurer.

Investors, members of the media and other interested persons can access the conference call on the website or via telephone by calling either (800) 895-3361 or (785) 424-1062 before 8:55 a.m. EDT and providing the Conference ID "Goodyear." A taped replay will be available by calling (800) 839-6964 or (402) 220-6060. The replay will also remain available on the website.

About Goodyear

Goodyear is one of the world's largest tire companies. It employs about 62,000 people and manufactures its products in 46 facilities in 21 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio, and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg, strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to www.goodyear.com/corporate. GT-FN

Certain information contained in this press release constitutes forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. There are a variety of factors, many of which are beyond our control, that affect our operations, performance, business strategy and results and could cause our actual results and experience to differ materially from the assumptions, expectations and objectives expressed in any forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to: the impact on us of the COVID-19 pandemic; our success in completing our pending acquisition of Cooper Tire & Rubber Company and our ability to achieve the expected benefits of such acquisition; our ability to implement successfully our strategic initiatives; actions and initiatives taken by both current and potential competitors; increases in the prices paid for raw materials and energy; a labor strike, work stoppage or other similar event; foreign currency translation and transaction risks; deteriorating economic conditions or an inability to access capital markets; work stoppages, financial difficulties or supply disruptions at our suppliers or customers; the adequacy of our capital expenditures; our failure to comply with a material covenant in our debt obligations; potential adverse consequences of litigation involving the company; as well as the effects of more general factors such as changes in general market, economic or political conditions or in legislation, regulation or public policy. Additional factors are discussed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our annual report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K. In addition, any forward-looking statements represent our estimates only as of today and should not be relied upon as representing our estimates as of any subsequent date. While we may elect to update forward-looking statements at some point in the future, we specifically disclaim any obligation to do so, even if our estimates change.

(financial statements follow)

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and Subsidiaries






Consolidated Statements of Operations (unaudited)



Three Months Ended


March 31,

(In millions, except per share amounts)

2021

2020




NET SALES

$        3,511

$       3,056




Cost of Goods Sold

2,751

2,552

Selling, Administrative and General Expense

564

581

Goodwill Impairment

--

182

Rationalizations

50

9

Interest Expense

79

73

Other (Income) Expense

34

27




Income (Loss) before Income Taxes

33

(368)

United States and Foreign Tax Expense

15

249




Net Income (Loss)

18

(617)

Less:  Minority Shareholders' Net Income

6

2




Goodyear Net Income (Loss)

$             12

$         (619)




Goodyear Net Income (Loss)

- Per Share of Common Stock






   Basic

$         0.05

$       (2.65)




   Weighted Average Shares Outstanding

235

234




   Diluted

$         0.05

$       (2.65)




   Weighted Average Shares Outstanding

238

234




Cash Dividends Declared Per Common Share

$              --

$           0.16

 

 

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and Subsidiaries






Consolidated Balance Sheets (unaudited)






(In millions, except share data)

March 31,

December 31,


2021

2020

Assets:



Current Assets:



  Cash and Cash Equivalents

$       1,223

$          1,539

  Accounts Receivable, less Allowance - $144 ($150 in 2020)

2,159

1,691

  Inventories:



     Raw Materials

583

517

     Work in Process

138

143

     Finished Products

1,638

1,493


2,359

2,153

  Prepaid Expenses and Other Current Assets

207

237

     Total Current Assets

5,948

5,620

Goodwill

395

408

Intangible Assets

134

135

Deferred Income Taxes

1,471

1,467

Other Assets

938

952

Operating Lease Right-of-Use Assets

826

851

Property, Plant and Equipment, less Accumulated Depreciation – $10,935 ($10,991 in 2020)

6,857

7,073

    Total Assets

$     16,569

$     16,506




Liabilities:



Current Liabilities:



  Accounts Payable – Trade

$      3,037

$       2,945

  Compensation and Benefits

548

540

  Other Current Liabilities

783

865

  Notes Payable and Overdrafts

390

406

  Operating Lease Liabilities due Within One Year

189

198

  Long Term Debt and Finance Leases due Within One Year

386

152

    Total Current Liabilities

5,333

5,106

Operating Lease Liabilities

667

684

Long Term Debt and Finance Leases

5,326

5,432

Compensation and Benefits

1,388

1,470

Deferred Income Taxes

86

84

Other Long Term Liabilities

483

471

    Total Liabilities

13,283

13,247




Commitments and Contingent Liabilities



Shareholders' Equity:



Common Stock, no par value:



Authorized, 450 million shares, Outstanding shares – 235 million in 2021 and 233 million in 2020

235

233

Capital Surplus

2,182

2,171

Retained Earnings

4,821

4,809

Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss

(4,132)

(4,135)

 Goodyear Shareholders' Equity

3,106

3,078

Minority Shareholders' Equity – Nonredeemable

180

181

   Total Shareholders' Equity

3,286

3,259

   Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity

$     16,569

$    16,506

 

 

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and Subsidiaries




Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (unaudited)




(In millions)

Three Months Ended


March 31,


2021


2020

Cash Flows from Operating Activities:




Net Income (Loss)

$           18


$        (617)

  Adjustments to Reconcile Net Income (Loss) to Cash Flows from Operating Activities:




     Depreciation and Amortization

197


196

     Amortization and Write-Off of Debt Issuance Costs

3


2

     Goodwill Impairment

--


182

     Provision for Deferred Income Taxes

(18)


235

     Net Pension Curtailments and Settlements

--


2

     Net Rationalization Charges

50


9

     Rationalization Payments

(83)


(73)

     Net (Gains) Losses on Asset Sales

--


(1)

     Operating Lease Expense

70


69

     Operating Lease Payments

(67)


(66)

     Pension Contributions and Direct Payments

(9)


(19)

  Changes in Operating Assets and Liabilities, Net of Asset Acquisitions and Dispositions:




     Accounts Receivable

(526)


(206)

     Inventories

(258)


(170)

     Accounts Payable – Trade

221


(106)

     Compensation and Benefits

19


(57)

     Other Current Liabilities

(4)


(30)

     Other Assets and Liabilities

105


89

     Total Cash Flows from Operating Activities

(282)


(561)

Cash Flows from Investing Activities:




  Capital Expenditures

(185)


(211)

  Short Term Securities Acquired

(29)


(6)

  Short Term Securities Redeemed

41


4

  Notes Receivable

(10)


(35)

  Other Transactions

3


(9)

     Total Cash Flows from Investing Activities

(180)


(257)

Cash Flows from Financing Activities:




  Short Term Debt and Overdrafts Incurred

280


629

  Short Term Debt and Overdrafts Paid

(285)


(239)

  Long Term Debt Incurred

694


2,188

  Long Term Debt Paid

(514)


(1,600)

  Common Stock Issued

9


--

  Common Stock Dividends Paid

--


(37)

  Debt Related Costs and Other Transactions

(40)


(2)

     Total Cash Flows from Financing Activities

144


939

Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash, Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash

(34)


(59)

Net Change in Cash, Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash

(352)


62

Cash, Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash at Beginning of the Period

1,624


974

Cash, Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash at End of the Period

$       1,272


$       1,036

Non-GAAP Financial Measures (unaudited)

This earnings release presents Total Segment Operating Income (Loss) and Margin, Adjusted Net Income (Loss) and Adjusted Diluted Earnings (Loss) Per Share (EPS), which are important financial measures for the company but are not financial measures defined by U.S. GAAP, and should not be construed as alternatives to corresponding financial measures presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP.

Total Segment Operating Income (Loss) is the sum of the individual strategic business units' (SBUs') Segment Operating Income (Loss) as determined in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Total Segment Operating Margin is Total Segment Operating Income (Loss) divided by Net Sales as determined in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Management believes that Total Segment Operating Income (Loss) and Margin are useful because they represent the aggregate value of income created by the company's SBUs and exclude items not directly related to the SBUs for performance evaluation purposes. The most directly comparable U.S. GAAP financial measure to Total Segment Operating Income (Loss) is Goodyear Net Income (Loss) and to Total Segment Operating Margin is Return on Sales (which is calculated by dividing Goodyear Net Income (Loss) by Net Sales).

Adjusted Net Income (Loss) is Goodyear Net Income (Loss) as determined in accordance with U.S. GAAP adjusted for certain significant items. Adjusted Diluted Earnings (Loss) Per Share is the company's Adjusted Net Income (Loss) divided by Weighted Average Shares Outstanding-Diluted as determined in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Management believes that Adjusted Net Income (Loss) and Adjusted Diluted Earnings (Loss) Per Share are useful because they represent how management reviews the operating results of the company excluding the impacts of non-cash impairment charges, rationalizations, asset write-offs, accelerated depreciation, asset sales and certain other significant items.

It should be noted that other companies may calculate similarly titled non-GAAP financial measures differently and, as a result, the measures presented herein may not be comparable to such similarly titled measures reported by other companies.

See the tables below for reconciliations of historical Total Segment Operating Income (Loss) and Margin, Adjusted Net Income (Loss) and Adjusted Diluted Earnings (Loss) Per Share to the most directly comparable U.S. GAAP financial measures.

Segment Operating Income (Loss) and Margin Reconciliation Table



      Three Months Ended

     March 31,

(In millions)

2021

2020

2019

Total Segment Operating Income (Loss)

$    226

$      (47)

$     190

  Goodwill Impairment

--

(182)

--

  Rationalizations

(50)

(9)

(103)

  Interest Expense

(79)

(73)

(85)

  Other Income (Expense)

(34)

(27)

(22)

  Asset Write-offs and Accelerated Depreciation

--

(4)

--

  Corporate Incentive Compensation Plans

(9)

(3)

(1)

  Retained Expenses of Divested Operations

(3)

(2)

(3)

  Other

(18)

(21)

(14)

Income (Loss) before Income Taxes

$       33

$   (368)

$      (38)

United States and Foreign Taxes

15

249

6

Less: Minority Shareholders' Net Income

6

2

17

Goodyear Net Income (Loss)

$       12

$   (619)

$     (61)





Sales

$3,511

$3,056

$3,598

Return on Sales

0.3%

(20.3)%

(1.7)%

Total Segment Operating Margin

6.4%

(1.5)%

5.3%

 

 

Adjusted Net Income (Loss) and Adjusted Diluted Earnings (Loss) per Share

Reconciliation Tables


First Quarter 2021

Income
Before
Income
Taxes

Taxes

Minority
Interest

Goodyear
Net Income

Weighted
Average Shares
Outstanding-
Diluted

Diluted

EPS

(In millions, except EPS)







As Reported

$      33

$      15

$       6

$       12

238

$    0.05

Significant Items:







    Rationalizations

50

5


45


0.19

    Inventory Valuation & Other Adjustments

20

1


19


0.08

    Americas Winter Storm Impact

23

6


17


0.07

    Acquisition Related Transaction Costs

8

2


6


0.03

    Discrete Tax Items


(3)


3


0.01


101

11

--

90


0.38

As Adjusted

$     134

$      26

$      6

$      102

238

$    0.43



First Quarter 2020

Income
(Loss)
Before
Income
Taxes

Taxes

Minority
Interest

Goodyear
Net Income
(Loss)

Weighted
Average Shares
Outstanding-
Diluted

Diluted

EPS

(In millions, except EPS)







As Reported

$   (368)

$     249

$       2

$   (619)

234

$  (2.65)

Significant Items:







   Discrete Tax Items


(290)


290


1.24

   Goodwill Impairment

182

4


178


0.76

    Rationalizations, Asset Write-offs, and 
     Accelerated Depreciation Charges

13

2


11


0.05


195

(284)

--

479


2.05

As Adjusted

$   (173)

$    (35)

$       2

$   (140)

234

$  (0.60)

 

 

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