Visteon said 2013 full year net income rose to US$690m, up $590m versus 2012.

Both Q4 and full-year results included gains of $465m from the sale of the 50% share of Yanfeng Visteon Automotive Trim Systems, partially offset by $51m of related taxes.

Full-year sales were up $582m (8%) to $7.44bn. Full-year adjusted EBITDA, rose 12% to $704m. 

“We delivered a strong finish to a very good year highlighted by several achievements, including integrating our global climate business and selling our Yanfeng Visteon interiors joint venture, while consolidating Yanfeng’s electronics operations into our global electronics business,” said president ande CEO Timothy Leuliette.

Q4 sales rose $135m to $1.96bn.

Adjusted EBITDA fell to $187m from $202m in the same period a year earlier. Net income was $513m.

For 2014, Visteon projects 2014 sales with a mid-point of $7.8bn and adjusted EBITDA with a mid-point of $680m.

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Visteon Reports 2013 Financial Results    

  • Fourth-quarter performance contributes to solid year-over-year gains
    • 2013 sales, adjusted EBITDA, net income higher than 2012
    • Full-year sales of $7.44 billion ($1.96 billion in fourth quarter)
    • Record adjusted EBITDA of $704 million ($187 million in fourth quarter)
    • 2013 net income attributable to Visteon of $690 million ($513 million in fourth quarter)
  • Strong cash performance
    • Positive full-year cash from operations of $312 million
    • Total cash of $1.7 billion and total debt of $730 million
  • Company completed key strategic actions in 2013
    • Integrated global climate business
    • Sold ownership interest in Chinese interiors joint venture
    • Acquired controlling interest in Yanfeng electronics business
    • Completed $250 million in share repurchases
    • Won $1.8 billion in new business in core climate and electronics businesses

VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Mich., Feb. 25, 2014 — Visteon Corporation (NYSE: VC) today announced full-year 2013 results, reporting net income attributable to Visteon of $690 million, or $13.50 per diluted share, an increase of $590 million compared with 2012. Visteon’s 2013 fourth-quarter and full-year results included gains totaling $465 million related to the sale of Visteon’s 50 percent ownership interest in Yanfeng Visteon Automotive Trim Systems Co., Ltd. (YFV), partially offset by $51 million of related taxes.

Driven by double-digit sales increases in its core climate and electronics businesses, Visteon reported full-year sales of $7.44 billion, an increase of $582 million or 8 percent compared with 2012. Full-year adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP financial measure as defined below, was $704 million, an increase of $78 million or 12 percent compared with 2012. Adjusted free cash flow, a non-GAAP financial measure as defined below, was $232 million for the full year 2013 – up $130 million from 2012. 

In 2013, customers awarded Visteon climate and electronics new business wins totaling $1.8 billion in annual revenue, including $685 million of incremental new wins and $1,155 million of rewin business. Visteon has an expected backlog for climate and electronics of approximately $900 million in net annual new business for the period 2014-16.

“We delivered a strong finish to a very good year highlighted by several achievements, including integrating our global climate business and selling our Yanfeng Visteon interiors joint venture, while consolidating Yanfeng’s electronics operations into our global electronics business,” said Timothy D. Leuliette, president and CEO. “We achieved double-digit sales increases in North America and Asia, fueled by our customers’ desire for innovative climate and electronics technology. With a low-cost global footprint and solid balance sheet, Visteon is well-positioned for future success as we work to complete the acquisition of Johnson Controls’ electronics business and divest our interiors business. Our 24,000 employees around the world remain focused on creating value for customers and shareholders.”

Fourth Quarter in Review

Sales of $1.96 billion for the fourth quarter of 2013 increased $135 million from $1.82 billion for the same quarter a year earlier. Hyundai-Kia accounted for approximately 35 percent of Visteon’s fourth-quarter sales, with Ford Motor Company representing 25 percent, and Renault-Nissan and PSA Peugeot-Citroën each accounting for 4 percent. On a regional basis, Asia accounted for 50 percent of total product sales, up from 46 percent for the same period last year, while Europe represented 29 percent, down slightly from 30 percent a year earlier. North America and South America represented 17 percent and 4 percent, respectively, of total product sales for the fourth quarter of 2013.
 
Climate sales were $1.26 billion for the fourth quarter of 2013, $91 million higher than the same quarter last year. Higher production volumes and net new business increased sales by $85 million, primarily attributable to volume increases in Asia and North America.

Electronics sales were $396 million for the fourth quarter, $59 million higher than the fourth quarter of 2012. The increase is explained by the consolidation of YFVE, which increased sales by $66 million

Interiors sales were $317 million for the fourth quarter of 2013, $19 million lower than the fourth quarter of 2012. Lower vehicle production volumes, primarily in Europe, decreased sales by $12 million.

Adjusted EBITDA for the fourth quarter of 2013 was $187 million, compared with $202 million in the same period a year earlier, with the decrease largely reflecting lower year-over-year commercial agreements, unfavorable currency and increased engineering investment.     

For the fourth quarter of 2013, Visteon reported net income attributable to Visteon of $513 million, or $10.32 per diluted share, on sales of $1.96 billion – the highest sales of any quarter in 2013.  Adjusted net income, which excludes the gain from the YFV sale and related taxes, restructuring and other transaction costs, was $96 million for the quarter or $1.93 per diluted share.

Cash and Debt Balances

As of Dec. 31, 2013, Visteon had global cash balances totaling $1.7 billion, including restricted cash of $25 million and total debt of $730 million.

For full year 2013, Visteon generated $312 million of cash from operations. Capital expenditures of $269 million in 2013 were $40 million higher than in 2012, primarily related to growth in the climate segment. For 2013, free cash flow, as defined by operating income less capital expenditures, was $43 million compared with $10 million for 2012.

For the fourth quarter of 2013, Visteon generated $133 million of cash from operations, compared with $76 million in the same period a year earlier. Capital expenditures in the fourth quarter of 2013 were $105 million, up from $83 million in the fourth quarter of 2012. Free cash flow was $28 million in the fourth quarter of 2013, compared with a use of $7 million in the fourth quarter of 2012.

Yanfeng Transactions

During the fourth quarter, Visteon sold its 50 percent ownership interest in its Chinese joint venture YFV to Huayu Automotive Systems Co., Ltd. (HASCO) for cash proceeds of $928 million before applicable taxes. Visteon also received approximately $180 million in dividend distributions from YFV and related entities based on previously undistributed earnings for 2012 and 2013. Visteon expects to receive more than $1 billion in total after-tax proceeds as a result of the series of transactions.
The sale of the YFV stake is the largest part of a series of transactions that also includes the sale of certain other interiors joint ventures and the acquisition by Visteon of a controlling interest in Yanfeng Visteon Automotive Electronics Co., Ltd. (YFVE), which was completed in November 2013.

Other Developments

On Jan. 13, Visteon announced an agreement to purchase the automotive electronics business of Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI) in a cash transaction valued at $265 million, subject to adjustment. The acquisition is subject to certain regulatory and other consents and approvals and is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2014. Upon completion, the acquisition will strengthen Visteon’s global scale in electronics, diversify its customer base and bring new technologies to help grow the business.
Since the beginning of the fourth quarter of 2012, Visteon completed stock buyback programs totaling $300 million, including $250 million in 2013. The 2013 repurchase programs reduced the outstanding share count by 3.9 million shares.

Full-Year 2014 Outlook 

Visteon projects 2014 sales with a mid-point of $7.8 billion, adjusted EBITDA with a mid-point of $680 million, and adjusted free cash flow, as defined below, with a mid-point of $125 million. The company has redefined adjusted EBITDA for 2014 to exclude equity income and non-controlling interest. Under this revised definition, Visteon’s adjusted EBITDA in 2013 would have been $600 million. Also, as previously announced, Visteon is targeting $875 million of additional share repurchases through 2015.

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