Amcor reports strong first quarter results and reaffirms outlook for fiscal 2020

Published

CHICAGO and MELBOURNE, Australia, Nov. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Amcor plc (NYSE: AMCR, ASX: AMC) today reported results for the quarter ended 30 September 2019.     

Q1 Fiscal 2020 Highlights* 

  • GAAP net income of $66 million and GAAP Earnings Per Share (EPS) of 4.1 US cents per share;
  • Adjusted EBIT of $335 million, up 9.5% in constant currency terms;
  • Adjusted net income of $218 million and adjusted EPS of 13.4 US cents per share, both up 14.9% in constant currency terms;
  • Quarterly dividend of 11.5 US cents per share declared today (annualised yield of 4.7% as of 1 November 2019);
  • Repurchased 5.8 million shares in the quarter as the company commenced a $500 million buy-back;
  • Integration of the Bemis business progressing well; on track to deliver $180 million of pre-tax cost synergies over three years; and
  • Reaffirmed fiscal 2020 expectations for adjusted EPS growth of 5% to 10% in constant currency terms.

Amcor's CEO Mr. Ron Delia said: "Amcor's fiscal 2020 is off to a solid start with strong financial results in the first quarter in line with our expectations.  We are encouraged by the momentum in the base business, the initial synergy contribution from the Bemis acquisition, and continued progress on our sustainability agenda.  Amcor is on track to deliver on the expectations we set for fiscal 2020 of 5 to 10% EPS growth."   "We continue to execute on the range of opportunities within our control to grow earnings and cash flow.  During the quarter, the underlying business performed well, with volume and sales growth in North America and Western Europe, strong operating cost performance and synergy benefits driving 15% earnings growth. The integration of the Bemis business has proceeded in line with expectations and keeps us on track to deliver $65 million of pre-tax cost synergies in fiscal 2020 and $180 million by the end of fiscal 2022."   "We are making strong progress against our priorities to deliver organic growth in the underlying business, maximise the benefits from the Bemis acquisition and capitalise on the increasing need to develop packaging that best protects the environment.  With over $1 billion of annual cash flow to deploy across dividends, acquisitions, strategic investments and share buy-backs, Amcor is well positioned to continue generating strong returns for shareholders."

Key financials*

Amcor's CEO Mr. Ron Delia said: "Amcor's fiscal 2020 is off to a solid start with strong financial results in the first quarter in line with our expectations.  We are encouraged by the momentum in the base business, the initial synergy contribution from the Bemis acquisition, and continued progress on our sustainability agenda.  Amcor is on track to deliver on the expectations we set for fiscal 2020 of 5 to 10% EPS growth."   "We continue to execute on the range of opportunities within our control to grow earnings and cash flow.  During the quarter, the underlying business performed well, with volume and sales growth in North America and Western Europe, strong operating cost performance and synergy benefits driving 15% earnings growth. The integration of the Bemis business has proceeded in line with expectations and keeps us on track to deliver $65 million of pre-tax cost synergies in fiscal 2020 and $180 million by the end of fiscal 2022."   "We are making strong progress against our priorities to deliver organic growth in the underlying business, maximise the benefits from the Bemis acquisition and capitalise on the increasing need to develop packaging that best protects the environment.  With over $1 billion of annual cash flow to deploy across dividends, acquisitions, strategic investments and share buy-backs, Amcor is well positioned to continue generating strong returns for shareholders." GAAP results 1Q19 $ million 1Q20 $ million
Net sales 2,262.4 3,140.7
Net income 98.4 66.0
EPS (diluted US cents) 8.5 4.1
Adjusted non-GAAP results Combined 1Q19 $ million 1Q20 $ million Reported variance% Constant Currency variance%
Sales 3,223.5 3,140.7 (2.6) (1.0)
EBIT 309.9 335.1 8.1 9.5
Net income 192.2 218.1 13.4 14.9
EPS (diluted US cents) 11.8 13.4 13.4 14.9
*GAAP results for the prior year reflects the legacy Amcor business only. Adjusted non-GAAP measures exclude items which management considers are not representative of ongoing operations. Adjusted non-GAAP results for the prior period is based on unaudited combined financial information. Further details related to non-GAAP measures and reconciliations to GAAP measures can be found under Presentation of non-GAAP financial information" and in the tables included in this release. All amounts referenced throughout this document are in US dollars unless otherwise indicated.

Presentation of prior year financial information

On 11 June 2019, the all-stock acquisition of Bemis Company, Inc. was completed.  Amcor was determined to be the acquirer for accounting purposes and as a result, financial information prepared under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("U.S. GAAP") for periods prior to the completion date reflect the historical financial information for the legacy Amcor business only. 

Financial information included in this release and described as "Combined" represents the addition of Amcor and Bemis individual results for the quarter ended 30 September 2018, after adjusting for the required divestiture of certain flexible plants in Europe and the United States. See "Basis of Preparation of Supplemental Unaudited Combined Financial Statements" in this release.

Bemis acquisition update

Integration of the Bemis business is progressing in line with expectations and resulted in approximately $10 million (pre-tax) of cost synergies in the first quarter. We remain on track to achieve the previously announced synergy benefits of $180 million (pre-tax) by the end of the 2022 fiscal year, with $65 million of those benefits expected in the 2020 fiscal year. 

Cash restructuring and integration costs of approximately $18 million were incurred in the first quarter.  We continue to expect total cash integration costs of $150 million, with approximately $100 million expected to be incurred in the 2020 fiscal year.

Capital returns to shareholders

$500 million on-market share buy-back

Amcor repurchased 5.8 million shares in the first quarter as we commenced the $500 million share buy-back announced in August of 2019. The company expects to complete the buy-back by the end of the 2020 fiscal year.

Dividend

The Amcor Board of Directors today declared a quarterly cash dividend of 11.5 US cents per share. The dividend will be paid in US dollars to holders of Amcor's ordinary shares trading on the NYSE. Holders of CDIs trading on the ASX will receive an unfranked dividend of 16.7 Australian cents which reflects the quarterly dividend of 11.5 US cents per share converted at an average AUD:USD exchange rate of 0.687 over the five trading days ended 1 November 2019.   

The ex-dividend date will be 27 November 2019, the record date will be 28 November 2019 and the payment date will be 17 December 2019. Amcor has received a waiver from the ASX's settlement operating rules, which will allow Amcor to defer processing conversions between its ordinary share and CDI registers from 27 November 2019 to 28 November 2019 inclusive.

First quarter financial results

Segment information

Amcor's CEO Mr. Ron Delia said: "Amcor's fiscal 2020 is off to a solid start with strong financial results in the first quarter in line with our expectations.  We are encouraged by the momentum in the base business, the initial synergy contribution from the Bemis acquisition, and continued progress on our sustainability agenda.  Amcor is on track to deliver on the expectations we set for fiscal 2020 of 5 to 10% EPS growth."   "We continue to execute on the range of opportunities within our control to grow earnings and cash flow.  During the quarter, the underlying business performed well, with volume and sales growth in North America and Western Europe, strong operating cost performance and synergy benefits driving 15% earnings growth. The integration of the Bemis business has proceeded in line with expectations and keeps us on track to deliver $65 million of pre-tax cost synergies in fiscal 2020 and $180 million by the end of fiscal 2022."   "We are making strong progress against our priorities to deliver organic growth in the underlying business, maximise the benefits from the Bemis acquisition and capitalise on the increasing need to develop packaging that best protects the environment.  With over $1 billion of annual cash flow to deploy across dividends, acquisitions, strategic investments and share buy-backs, Amcor is well positioned to continue generating strong returns for shareholders." GAAP results 1Q19 $ million 1Q20 $ million Combined 1Q19 1Q20
Net sales 2,262.4 3,140.7 Adjusted financial result Net sales $m EBIT $m EBIT / Sales % Net sales$m EBIT$m EBIT / Sales % EBIT / average funds employed %(1)
Net income 98.4 66.0 Flexibles 2,496.7 271.6 10.9 2,430.8 290.5 12.0 14.4
EPS (diluted US cents) 8.5 4.1 Rigid Packaging 729.0 68.3 9.4 710.6 70.5 9.9 17.7
Other (2.2) (30.0) (0.7) (25.9)
Adjusted non-GAAP results Combined 1Q19 $ million 1Q20 $ million Reported variance% Constant Currency variance% Total Amcor 3,223.5 309.9 9.6 3,140.7 335.1 10.7 14.1
Sales 3,223.5 3,140.7 (2.6) (1.0)
EBIT 309.9 335.1 8.1 9.5 (1) Average funds employed includes shareholders equity and net debt, calculated using a four quarter average and LTM adjusted EBIT.
Net income 192.2 218.1 13.4 14.9
EPS (diluted US cents) 11.8 13.4 13.4 14.9
*GAAP results for the prior year reflects the legacy Amcor business only. Adjusted non-GAAP measures exclude items which management considers are not representative of ongoing operations. Adjusted non-GAAP results for the prior period is based on unaudited combined financial information. Further details related to non-GAAP measures and reconciliations to GAAP measures can be found under Presentation of non-GAAP financial information" and in the tables included in this release. All amounts referenced throughout this document are in US dollars unless otherwise indicated.

 

Flexibles

Amcor's CEO Mr. Ron Delia said: "Amcor's fiscal 2020 is off to a solid start with strong financial results in the first quarter in line with our expectations.  We are encouraged by the momentum in the base business, the initial synergy contribution from the Bemis acquisition, and continued progress on our sustainability agenda.  Amcor is on track to deliver on the expectations we set for fiscal 2020 of 5 to 10% EPS growth."   "We continue to execute on the range of opportunities within our control to grow earnings and cash flow.  During the quarter, the underlying business performed well, with volume and sales growth in North America and Western Europe, strong operating cost performance and synergy benefits driving 15% earnings growth. The integration of the Bemis business has proceeded in line with expectations and keeps us on track to deliver $65 million of pre-tax cost synergies in fiscal 2020 and $180 million by the end of fiscal 2022."   "We are making strong progress against our priorities to deliver organic growth in the underlying business, maximise the benefits from the Bemis acquisition and capitalise on the increasing need to develop packaging that best protects the environment.  With over $1 billion of annual cash flow to deploy across dividends, acquisitions, strategic investments and share buy-backs, Amcor is well positioned to continue generating strong returns for shareholders." GAAP results 1Q19 $ million 1Q20 $ million Combined 1Q19 1Q20   Combined1Q19 $ million 1Q20 $ million Reported variance% Constant Currency variance%
Net sales 2,262.4 3,140.7 Adjusted financial result Net sales $m EBIT $m EBIT / Sales % Net sales$m EBIT$m EBIT / Sales % EBIT / average funds employed %(1) Adjusted Sales 2,496.7 2,430.8 (2.6) (0.8)
Net income 98.4 66.0 Flexibles 2,496.7 271.6 10.9 2,430.8 290.5 12.0 14.4 Adjusted EBIT 271.6 290.5 7.0 8.5
EPS (diluted US cents) 8.5 4.1 Rigid Packaging 729.0 68.3 9.4 710.6 70.5 9.9 17.7 Adjusted EBIT / sales %                                                                                             10.9 12.0
Other (2.2) (30.0) (0.7) (25.9)
Adjusted non-GAAP results Combined 1Q19 $ million 1Q20 $ million Reported variance% Constant Currency variance% Total Amcor 3,223.5 309.9 9.6 3,140.7 335.1 10.7 14.1
Sales 3,223.5 3,140.7 (2.6) (1.0)
EBIT 309.9 335.1 8.1 9.5 (1) Average funds employed includes shareholders equity and net debt, calculated using a four quarter average and LTM adjusted EBIT.
Net income 192.2 218.1 13.4 14.9
EPS (diluted US cents) 11.8 13.4 13.4 14.9
*GAAP results for the prior year reflects the legacy Amcor business only. Adjusted non-GAAP measures exclude items which management considers are not representative of ongoing operations. Adjusted non-GAAP results for the prior period is based on unaudited combined financial information. Further details related to non-GAAP measures and reconciliations to GAAP measures can be found under Presentation of non-GAAP financial information" and in the tables included in this release. All amounts referenced throughout this document are in US dollars unless otherwise indicated.

Net sales were broadly in line with the prior period's combined sales in constant currency terms.  This includes higher sales and volumes across the Flexibles North America and Flexibles Europe, Middle East and Africa businesses, offset by lower sales and volumes in Flexibles Latin America and customer destocking in the Specialty Cartons business in Europe.  

Adjusted EBIT of $290.5 million was 8.5% higher than last year's combined adjusted EBIT in constant currency terms. Growth was driven by approximately $5 million of synergy benefits from the Bemis acquisition, a combination of strong operating cost performance across all businesses and year-over-year benefits from the normal time lag in recovering higher raw material costs.

Rigid Packaging

Amcor's CEO Mr. Ron Delia said: "Amcor's fiscal 2020 is off to a solid start with strong financial results in the first quarter in line with our expectations.  We are encouraged by the momentum in the base business, the initial synergy contribution from the Bemis acquisition, and continued progress on our sustainability agenda.  Amcor is on track to deliver on the expectations we set for fiscal 2020 of 5 to 10% EPS growth."   "We continue to execute on the range of opportunities within our control to grow earnings and cash flow.  During the quarter, the underlying business performed well, with volume and sales growth in North America and Western Europe, strong operating cost performance and synergy benefits driving 15% earnings growth. The integration of the Bemis business has proceeded in line with expectations and keeps us on track to deliver $65 million of pre-tax cost synergies in fiscal 2020 and $180 million by the end of fiscal 2022."   "We are making strong progress against our priorities to deliver organic growth in the underlying business, maximise the benefits from the Bemis acquisition and capitalise on the increasing need to develop packaging that best protects the environment.  With over $1 billion of annual cash flow to deploy across dividends, acquisitions, strategic investments and share buy-backs, Amcor is well positioned to continue generating strong returns for shareholders." GAAP results 1Q19 $ million 1Q20 $ million Combined 1Q19 1Q20   Combined1Q19 $ million 1Q20 $ million Reported variance% Constant Currency variance%   1Q19 $ million 1Q20 $ million Reported variance% Constant Currency variance%
Net sales 2,262.4 3,140.7 Adjusted financial result Net sales $m EBIT $m EBIT / Sales % Net sales$m EBIT$m EBIT / Sales % EBIT / average funds employed %(1) Adjusted Sales 2,496.7 2,430.8 (2.6) (0.8) Sales 729.0 710.6 (2.5) (1.8)
Net income 98.4 66.0 Flexibles 2,496.7 271.6 10.9 2,430.8 290.5 12.0 14.4 Adjusted EBIT 271.6 290.5 7.0 8.5 Adjusted EBIT 68.3 70.5 3.2 3.4
EPS (diluted US cents) 8.5 4.1 Rigid Packaging 729.0 68.3 9.4 710.6 70.5 9.9 17.7 Adjusted EBIT / sales %                                                                                             10.9 12.0 Adjusted EBIT / sales %                                                                                             9.4 9.9
Other (2.2) (30.0) (0.7) (25.9)
Adjusted non-GAAP results Combined 1Q19 $ million 1Q20 $ million Reported variance% Constant Currency variance% Total Amcor 3,223.5 309.9 9.6 3,140.7 335.1 10.7 14.1
Sales 3,223.5 3,140.7 (2.6) (1.0)
EBIT 309.9 335.1 8.1 9.5 (1) Average funds employed includes shareholders equity and net debt, calculated using a four quarter average and LTM adjusted EBIT.
Net income 192.2 218.1 13.4 14.9
EPS (diluted US cents) 11.8 13.4 13.4 14.9
*GAAP results for the prior year reflects the legacy Amcor business only. Adjusted non-GAAP measures exclude items which management considers are not representative of ongoing operations. Adjusted non-GAAP results for the prior period is based on unaudited combined financial information. Further details related to non-GAAP measures and reconciliations to GAAP measures can be found under Presentation of non-GAAP financial information" and in the tables included in this release. All amounts referenced throughout this document are in US dollars unless otherwise indicated.

Net sales were 0.9% lower than the prior period's sales in constant currency terms and excluding an unfavourable impact from the pass through of raw material costs. Volumes in Latin America were in line with last year however mix was unfavourable and in North America, volumes were higher and mix was favourable.

Adjusted EBIT of $70.5 million was 3.4% higher than last year's adjusted EBIT in constant currency terms which reflects higher volumes and plant cost improvements partly offset by unfavourable mix in Latin America.

Other

Amcor's CEO Mr. Ron Delia said: "Amcor's fiscal 2020 is off to a solid start with strong financial results in the first quarter in line with our expectations.  We are encouraged by the momentum in the base business, the initial synergy contribution from the Bemis acquisition, and continued progress on our sustainability agenda.  Amcor is on track to deliver on the expectations we set for fiscal 2020 of 5 to 10% EPS growth."   "We continue to execute on the range of opportunities within our control to grow earnings and cash flow.  During the quarter, the underlying business performed well, with volume and sales growth in North America and Western Europe, strong operating cost performance and synergy benefits driving 15% earnings growth. The integration of the Bemis business has proceeded in line with expectations and keeps us on track to deliver $65 million of pre-tax cost synergies in fiscal 2020 and $180 million by the end of fiscal 2022."   "We are making strong progress against our priorities to deliver organic growth in the underlying business, maximise the benefits from the Bemis acquisition and capitalise on the increasing need to develop packaging that best protects the environment.  With over $1 billion of annual cash flow to deploy across dividends, acquisitions, strategic investments and share buy-backs, Amcor is well positioned to continue generating strong returns for shareholders." GAAP results 1Q19 $ million 1Q20 $ million Combined 1Q19 1Q20   Combined1Q19 $ million 1Q20 $ million Reported variance% Constant Currency variance%   1Q19 $ million 1Q20 $ million Reported variance% Constant Currency variance% Adjusted EBIT Combined1Q19 $ million 1Q20 $ million
Net sales 2,262.4 3,140.7 Adjusted financial result Net sales $m EBIT $m EBIT / Sales % Net sales$m EBIT$m EBIT / Sales % EBIT / average funds employed %(1) Adjusted Sales 2,496.7 2,430.8 (2.6) (0.8) Sales 729.0 710.6 (2.5) (1.8) Equity in income (loss) of affiliated companies, net of tax                                                                              4.2 2.3
Net income 98.4 66.0 Flexibles 2,496.7 271.6 10.9 2,430.8 290.5 12.0 14.4 Adjusted EBIT 271.6 290.5 7.0 8.5 Adjusted EBIT 68.3 70.5 3.2 3.4 General corporate expenses (34.2) (28.2)
EPS (diluted US cents) 8.5 4.1 Rigid Packaging 729.0 68.3 9.4 710.6 70.5 9.9 17.7 Adjusted EBIT / sales %                                                                                             10.9 12.0 Adjusted EBIT / sales %                                                                                             9.4 9.9 Total Other (30.0) (25.9)
Other (2.2) (30.0) (0.7) (25.9)
Adjusted non-GAAP results Combined 1Q19 $ million 1Q20 $ million Reported variance% Constant Currency variance% Total Amcor 3,223.5 309.9 9.6 3,140.7 335.1 10.7 14.1
Sales 3,223.5 3,140.7 (2.6) (1.0)
EBIT 309.9 335.1 8.1 9.5 (1) Average funds employed includes shareholders equity and net debt, calculated using a four quarter average and LTM adjusted EBIT.
Net income 192.2 218.1 13.4 14.9
EPS (diluted US cents) 11.8 13.4 13.4 14.9
*GAAP results for the prior year reflects the legacy Amcor business only. Adjusted non-GAAP measures exclude items which management considers are not representative of ongoing operations. Adjusted non-GAAP results for the prior period is based on unaudited combined financial information. Further details related to non-GAAP measures and reconciliations to GAAP measures can be found under Presentation of non-GAAP financial information" and in the tables included in this release. All amounts referenced throughout this document are in US dollars unless otherwise indicated.

General corporate expenses of $28.2 million include $5 million of synergy benefits related to the Bemis acquisition.

Net interest and income tax expense

Net interest expense for the three months ended 30 September 2019 was $53.0 million. This includes benefits from lower borrowing costs and lower average debt levels and was in line with Amcor's expectations for the quarter. 

GAAP income tax expense for the three months ended 30 September 2019 was $21.8 million. Excluding amounts related to non-GAAP adjustments, adjusted income tax expense for the three months ended 30 September 2019 was $62.0 million representing an effective tax rate of 22.0%.

Cash flow and balance sheet

Adjusted cash outflow after dividends was $143.4 million and was in line with Amcor's expectations for the quarter. 

Net debt was $5,292 million at 30 September 2019. The decrease of $209 million compared with net debt at 30 June 2019 was mainly driven by the receipt of proceeds from the divestment of three legacy Bemis medical packaging plants in the United Kingdom and Ireland during the quarter.

Fiscal year 2020 outlook

Consistent with guidance provided in August 2019, the company continues to expect:

  • Adjusted constant currency EPS growth of approximately 5% to 10% compared with adjusted combined EPS of 58.2 US cents per share in the 2019 fiscal year. - Assuming fiscal 2019 average exchange rates, this implies a constant currency EPS range of 61.0 to 64.0 US cents per share. - This guidance range is inclusive of pre-tax synergy benefits associated with the Bemis acquisition of $65 million.
  • Cash flow after dividends of between $300 to $400 million, which is before deducting approximately $100 million of cash integration costs.
  • Also consistent with additional guidance provided for fiscal 2020, the company continues to expect:- General corporate expenses of $160 to $170 million in constant currency terms;- Net interest costs of $230 to $250 million in constant currency terms; and - Adjusted effective tax rate of 21% to 23%.

Conference call

Amcor is hosting a conference call with investors and analysts to discuss these results today, Thursday 7 November 2019 at 5.30 pm US Eastern Time / Friday 8 November 2019 at 9.30 am Australian Eastern Daylight Time. Investors are invited to listen to a live webcast of the conference call at our website, www.amcor.com, in the "Investors" section.

Those wishing to access the call should use the following toll-free numbers, with the Conference ID 8594848:

  • US & Canada – 866 211 4133
  • Australia – 1800 287 011
  • United Kingdom – 0800 051 7107
  • Singapore – 800 852 6506
  • Hong Kong – 800 901 563

From all other countries, the call can be accessed by dialling +1 647 689 6614 (toll).

A replay of the audiocast will also be available on www.amcor.com following the call.

About Amcor

Amcor is a global leader in developing and producing responsible packaging for food, beverage, pharmaceutical, medical, home and personal-care, and other products.  Amcor works with leading companies around the world to protect their products and the people who rely on them, differentiate brands, and improve value chains through a range of flexible and rigid packaging, specialty cartons, closures, and services. The company is focused on making packaging that is increasingly light-weighted, recyclable and reusable, and made using a rising amount of recycled content. Around 50,000 Amcor people generate $13 billion in sales from operations that span about 250 locations in 40-plus countries. NYSE: AMCR; ASX: AMC 

www.amcor.com  I  LinkedIn  I  Facebook  I  Twitter  I  YouTube

Amcor's CEO Mr. Ron Delia said: "Amcor's fiscal 2020 is off to a solid start with strong financial results in the first quarter in line with our expectations.  We are encouraged by the momentum in the base business, the initial synergy contribution from the Bemis acquisition, and continued progress on our sustainability agenda.  Amcor is on track to deliver on the expectations we set for fiscal 2020 of 5 to 10% EPS growth."   "We continue to execute on the range of opportunities within our control to grow earnings and cash flow.  During the quarter, the underlying business performed well, with volume and sales growth in North America and Western Europe, strong operating cost performance and synergy benefits driving 15% earnings growth. The integration of the Bemis business has proceeded in line with expectations and keeps us on track to deliver $65 million of pre-tax cost synergies in fiscal 2020 and $180 million by the end of fiscal 2022."   "We are making strong progress against our priorities to deliver organic growth in the underlying business, maximise the benefits from the Bemis acquisition and capitalise on the increasing need to develop packaging that best protects the environment.  With over $1 billion of annual cash flow to deploy across dividends, acquisitions, strategic investments and share buy-backs, Amcor is well positioned to continue generating strong returns for shareholders." GAAP results 1Q19 $ million 1Q20 $ million Combined 1Q19 1Q20   Combined1Q19 $ million 1Q20 $ million Reported variance% Constant Currency variance%   1Q19 $ million 1Q20 $ million Reported variance% Constant Currency variance% Adjusted EBIT Combined1Q19 $ million 1Q20 $ million For further information please contact:
Net sales 2,262.4 3,140.7 Adjusted financial result Net sales $m EBIT $m EBIT / Sales % Net sales$m EBIT$m EBIT / Sales % EBIT / average funds employed %(1) Adjusted Sales 2,496.7 2,430.8 (2.6) (0.8) Sales 729.0 710.6 (2.5) (1.8) Equity in income (loss) of affiliated companies, net of tax                                                                              4.2 2.3 InvestorsTracey WhiteheadHead of Investor RelationsAmcor+61 3 9226 9028tracey.whitehead@amcor.com Damien BirdVice President Investor RelationsAmcor+61 3 9226 9070damien.bird@amcor.com Jay KovalVice President Investor Relations Amcor +1 224 313 7127jay.koval@amcor.com
Net income 98.4 66.0 Flexibles 2,496.7 271.6 10.9 2,430.8 290.5 12.0 14.4 Adjusted EBIT 271.6 290.5 7.0 8.5 Adjusted EBIT 68.3 70.5 3.2 3.4 General corporate expenses (34.2) (28.2)
EPS (diluted US cents) 8.5 4.1 Rigid Packaging 729.0 68.3 9.4 710.6 70.5 9.9 17.7 Adjusted EBIT / sales %                                                                                             10.9 12.0 Adjusted EBIT / sales %                                                                                             9.4 9.9 Total Other (30.0) (25.9) Media – Australia James StrongCitadel-MAGNUS+61 448 881 174jstrong@citadelmagnus.com  Media – EuropeErnesto DuranHead of Global CommunicationsAmcor +41 78 698 69 40ernesto.duran@amcor.com  Media – North America Daniel YungerKekst CNC+1 212 521 4879 daniel.yunger@kekstcnc.com 
Other (2.2) (30.0) (0.7) (25.9)
Adjusted non-GAAP results Combined 1Q19 $ million 1Q20 $ million Reported variance% Constant Currency variance% Total Amcor 3,223.5 309.9 9.6 3,140.7 335.1 10.7 14.1 Amcor plc UK Establishment Address: 83 Tower Road North, Warmley, Bristol, England, BS30 8XP, United Kingdom
Sales 3,223.5 3,140.7 (2.6) (1.0) UK Overseas Company Number: BR020803
EBIT 309.9 335.1 8.1 9.5 (1) Average funds employed includes shareholders equity and net debt, calculated using a four quarter average and LTM adjusted EBIT. Registered Office: 3rd Floor, 44 Esplanade, St Helier, JE4 9WG, Jersey
Net income 192.2 218.1 13.4 14.9 Jersey Registered Company Number: 126984, Australian Registered Body Number (ARBN): 630 385 278
EPS (diluted US cents) 11.8 13.4 13.4 14.9
*GAAP results for the prior year reflects the legacy Amcor business only. Adjusted non-GAAP measures exclude items which management considers are not representative of ongoing operations. Adjusted non-GAAP results for the prior period is based on unaudited combined financial information. Further details related to non-GAAP measures and reconciliations to GAAP measures can be found under Presentation of non-GAAP financial information" and in the tables included in this release. All amounts referenced throughout this document are in US dollars unless otherwise indicated.

 Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This communication contains certain statements that are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Amcor plc ("Amcor") has identified some of these forward-looking statements with words like "believe," "may," "could," "would," "might," "possible," "will," "should," "expect," "intend," "plan," "anticipate," "estimate," "potential," "outlook" or "continue," the negative of these words, other terms of similar meaning or the use of future dates. Such statements are based on the current expectations of the management of Amcor, as applicable, are qualified by the inherent risks and uncertainties surrounding future expectations generally, and actual results could differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of risks and uncertainties. None of Amcor or any of its respective directors, executive officers or advisors, provide any representation, assurance or guarantee that the occurrence of the events expressed or implied in any forward-looking statements will actually occur. Risks and uncertainties that could cause results and projections made herein to differ from expectations include, but are not limited to: failure to realize the anticipated benefits of the acquisition of Bemis Company, Inc. ("Bemis"), and the cost synergies related thereto;  failure to successfully integrate Bemis' business and operations in the expected time frame or at all; integration costs related to the acquisition of Bemis; the loss of key customers or a reduction in production requirements of key customers; fluctuations in consumer demand patterns; significant competition in the industires and regions in which Amcor operates; Amcor's inability to expand its business; the potential loss of intellectual property rights; price fluctuations or shortages in the availability of raw materials, energy and other inputs; disruptions to production and supply; costs and liabilities related to current and future environmental, health and safety regulations; the possibility of labor disputes; uncertainties related to future dividend payments and share buy-backs; fluctuations in our credit ratings; other risks related to the business, including the effects of industry, economic or political conditions, legal and regulatory proceedings, interest rates, exchange rates and international operations; disruptions to the financial or capital markets; and other risks and uncertainties identified from time to time in Amcor's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), including without limitation, those described under Item 1A. "Risk Factors" of Amcor's annual report on Form 10-K and in Amcor's quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. You can obtain copies of Amcor's filings with the SEC for free at the SEC's website (www.sec.gov). Forward-looking statements included herein are made only as of the date hereof and Amcor does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, or any other information in this communication, as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, or to correct any inaccuracies or omissions in them which become apparent, except as expressly required by law. All forward-looking statements in this communication are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. 

On-market share buy-back

Under the buy-back, any repurchases will be effected in accordance with Amcor plc's general authority to repurchase shares and CDIs established and in accordance with all relevant legal and regulatory requirements. The company may not complete the buy-back on the estimated timeline, is not obliged to make any repurchases and the buy-back may be suspended for periods or discontinued at any time.

Amcor and Bemis combination

On 11 June 2019, the all-stock acquisition of Bemis Company, Inc. was completed under the terms of the agreement announced on 6 August 2018. Pursuant to that agreement, Bemis shareholders received 5.1 Amcor shares for each Bemis share held and Amcor Limited shareholders received one Australian Securities Exchange listed CHESS Depositary Instrument for each share held.  As a result of these share exchanges, the assets of both Amcor Limited and Bemis were merged into Amcor, and Amcor was determined to be the acquirer for accounting purposes.  As a result, the historical financial statements of Amcor, prepared under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("U.S. GAAP"), for the periods prior to the combination are considered to be the historical financial statements of Amcor Limited.

Basis of Preparation of Supplemental Unaudited Combined Financial Information

In order to provide the most meaningful comparison of results of operations and results by reporting segment, the Company has included Supplemental Unaudited Combined Financial Information, which combines Amcor and Bemis historical operating results and has been prepared to illustrate the effects of the combination, assuming the combination had been consummated on 1 July 2018. The Supplemental Unaudited Combined Financial Information includes adjustments for (1) accounting policy alignment, (2) elimination of the effect of events that are directly attributable to the combination (e.g., one-time transaction costs), (3) elimination of the effect of consummated and identifiable divestitures agreed to with certain regulatory agencies as a condition of approval for the transaction, and (4) items which management considers are not representative of ongoing operations. The Supplemental Unaudited Combined Financial Information does not include the preliminary purchase accounting impact, which has not been finalised at the date of the release and does not reflect any cost or growth synergies that Amcor may achieve as a result of the transaction, future costs to combine the operations of Amcor and Bemis or the costs necessary to achieve any cost or growth synergies. The Supplemental Unaudited Combined Financial Information has been presented for informational purposes only and is not necessarily indicative of what Amcor's results of operations actually would have been had the combination been completed as of 1 July 2018, nor is it indicative of the future operating results of Amcor. The Supplemental Unaudited Combined Financial Information should be read in conjunction with the separate historical financial statements and accompanying notes contained in each of the Amcor and Bemis periodic reports, as available.  For avoidance of doubt, the Supplemental Unaudited Combined Financial Information is not intended to be, and was not, prepared on a basis consistent with the unaudited condensed combined financial information in Amcor's Registration Statement on Form S-4 filed March 25, 2019 with the SEC (the "S-4 Pro Forma Statements"), which provides the pro forma financial information required by Article 11 of Regulation S-X. For instance, the Supplemental Unaudited Combined Financial Information does not give effect to the combination under the acquisition method of accounting in accordance with Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") Accounting Standard Codification Topic 805, Business Combinations ("ASC Topic 805"), with Amcor treated as the legal and accounting acquirer. The Supplemental Unaudited Combined Financial Information has not been adjusted to give effect to pro forma events that are (1) directly attributable to the combination, (2) factually supportable, or (3) expected to have a continuing impact on the combined results of Amcor and Bemis. More specifically, other than excluding Amcor's divested plants and one-time transaction costs, the Supplemental Unaudited Combined Financial Information does not reflect the types of pro forma adjustments set forth in S-4 Pro Forma Statements. Consequently, the Supplemental Unaudited Combined Financial Information is intentionally different from, but does not supersede, the pro forma financial information set forth in S-4 Pro Forma Statements. 

Presentation of non-GAAP financial information

Included in this announcement are measures of financial performance that are not calculated in accordance with U.S. GAAP. These measures include adjusted EBIT (calculated as earnings before interest and tax), adjusted net income, adjusted earnings per share, adjusted free cash flow, adjusted cash flow after dividends, net debt and the Supplemental Unaudited Combined Financial Information including adjusted earnings before interest, tax, amortisation and depreciation, adjusted earnings before interest and tax, and adjusted earnings per share and any ratios related thereto.  In arriving at these non-GAAP measures, we exclude items that either have a non-recurring impact on the income statement or which, in the judgment of our management, are items that, either as a result of their nature or size, could, were they not singled out, potentially cause investors to extrapolate future performance from an improper base. While not all inclusive, examples of these items include:

  • material restructuring programs, including associated costs such as employee severance, pension and related benefits, impairment of property and equipment and other assets, accelerated depreciation, termination payments for contracts and leases, contractual obligations and any other qualifying costs related to the restructuring plan;
  • earnings from discontinued operations and any associated profit on sale of businesses or subsidiaries;
  • consummated and identifiable divestitures agreed to with certain regulatory agencies as a condition of approval for Amcor's acquisition of Bemis;
  • impairments in goodwill and equity method investments;
  • material acquisition compensation and transaction costs such as due diligence expenses, professional and legal fees and integration costs;
  • material purchase accounting adjustments for inventory;
  • amortization of acquired intangible assets from business combinations;
  • impact of economic net investment hedging activities not qualifying for hedge accounting;
  • payments or settlements related to legal claims; and
  • impacts from hyperinflation accounting.

Management has used and uses these measures internally for planning, forecasting and evaluating the performance of the company's reporting segments and certain of the measures are used as a component of Amcor's board of directors' measurement of Amcor's performance for incentive compensation purposes. Amcor also evaluates performance on a constant currency basis, which measures financial results assuming constant foreign currency exchange rates used for translation based on the rates in effect for the comparable prior-year period. In order to compute constant currency results, we multiply or divide, as appropriate, current-year U.S. dollar results by the current-year average foreign exchange rates and then multiply or divide, as appropriate, those amounts by the prior-year average foreign exchange rates. Amcor believes that these non-GAAP measures are useful to enable investors to perform comparisons of current and historical performance of the company. For each of these non-GAAP financial measures, a reconciliation to the most directly comparable U.S. GAAP financial measure has been provided herein. These non-GAAP financial measures should not be construed as an alternative to results determined in accordance with U.S. GAAP. The company provides guidance on a non-GAAP basis as we are unable to predict with reasonable certainty the ultimate outcome and timing of certain significant items without unreasonable effort.  These items include but are not limited to the impact of foreign exchange translation, restructuring program costs, asset impairments, possible gains and losses on the sale of assets and certain tax related events. These items are uncertain, depend on various factors and could have a material impact on U.S. GAAP earnings and cash flow measures for the guidance period.

Amcor's CEO Mr. Ron Delia said: "Amcor's fiscal 2020 is off to a solid start with strong financial results in the first quarter in line with our expectations.  We are encouraged by the momentum in the base business, the initial synergy contribution from the Bemis acquisition, and continued progress on our sustainability agenda.  Amcor is on track to deliver on the expectations we set for fiscal 2020 of 5 to 10% EPS growth."   "We continue to execute on the range of opportunities within our control to grow earnings and cash flow.  During the quarter, the underlying business performed well, with volume and sales growth in North America and Western Europe, strong operating cost performance and synergy benefits driving 15% earnings growth. The integration of the Bemis business has proceeded in line with expectations and keeps us on track to deliver $65 million of pre-tax cost synergies in fiscal 2020 and $180 million by the end of fiscal 2022."   "We are making strong progress against our priorities to deliver organic growth in the underlying business, maximise the benefits from the Bemis acquisition and capitalise on the increasing need to develop packaging that best protects the environment.  With over $1 billion of annual cash flow to deploy across dividends, acquisitions, strategic investments and share buy-backs, Amcor is well positioned to continue generating strong returns for shareholders." GAAP results 1Q19 $ million 1Q20 $ million Combined 1Q19 1Q20   Combined1Q19 $ million 1Q20 $ million Reported variance% Constant Currency variance%   1Q19 $ million 1Q20 $ million Reported variance% Constant Currency variance% Adjusted EBIT Combined1Q19 $ million 1Q20 $ million For further information please contact: U.S. GAAP condensed consolidated statement of income
Net sales 2,262.4 3,140.7 Adjusted financial result Net sales $m EBIT $m EBIT / Sales % Net sales$m EBIT$m EBIT / Sales % EBIT / average funds employed %(1) Adjusted Sales 2,496.7 2,430.8 (2.6) (0.8) Sales 729.0 710.6 (2.5) (1.8) Equity in income (loss) of affiliated companies, net of tax                                                                              4.2 2.3 InvestorsTracey WhiteheadHead of Investor RelationsAmcor+61 3 9226 9028tracey.whitehead@amcor.com Damien BirdVice President Investor RelationsAmcor+61 3 9226 9070damien.bird@amcor.com Jay KovalVice President Investor Relations Amcor +1 224 313 7127jay.koval@amcor.com ($ million) 2018 2019
Net income 98.4 66.0 Flexibles 2,496.7 271.6 10.9 2,430.8 290.5 12.0 14.4 Adjusted EBIT 271.6 290.5 7.0 8.5 Adjusted EBIT 68.3 70.5 3.2 3.4 General corporate expenses (34.2) (28.2) Net sales 2,262.4 3,140.7
EPS (diluted US cents) 8.5 4.1 Rigid Packaging 729.0 68.3 9.4 710.6 70.5 9.9 17.7 Adjusted EBIT / sales %                                                                                             10.9 12.0 Adjusted EBIT / sales %                                                                                             9.4 9.9 Total Other (30.0) (25.9) Media – Australia James StrongCitadel-MAGNUS+61 448 881 174jstrong@citadelmagnus.com  Media – EuropeErnesto DuranHead of Global CommunicationsAmcor +41 78 698 69 40ernesto.duran@amcor.com  Media – North America Daniel YungerKekst CNC+1 212 521 4879 daniel.yunger@kekstcnc.com  Cost of sales (1,868.6) (2,594.0)
Other (2.2) (30.0) (0.7) (25.9) Gross profit 393.8 546.7
Adjusted non-GAAP results Combined 1Q19 $ million 1Q20 $ million Reported variance% Constant Currency variance% Total Amcor 3,223.5 309.9 9.6 3,140.7 335.1 10.7 14.1 Amcor plc UK Establishment Address: 83 Tower Road North, Warmley, Bristol, England, BS30 8XP, United Kingdom Selling, general and administrative expenses (198.3) (371.9)
Sales 3,223.5 3,140.7 (2.6) (1.0) UK Overseas Company Number: BR020803 Research and development expenses (14.2) (25.9)
EBIT 309.9 335.1 8.1 9.5 (1) Average funds employed includes shareholders equity and net debt, calculated using a four quarter average and LTM adjusted EBIT. Registered Office: 3rd Floor, 44 Esplanade, St Helier, JE4 9WG, Jersey Restructuring and related expenses (12.5) (17.6)
Net income 192.2 218.1 13.4 14.9 Jersey Registered Company Number: 126984, Australian Registered Body Number (ARBN): 630 385 278 Other income, net 8.7 9.3
EPS (diluted US cents) 11.8 13.4 13.4 14.9 Operating income 177.5 140.6
Interest expense, net (53.4) (53.0)
*GAAP results for the prior year reflects the legacy Amcor business only. Adjusted non-GAAP measures exclude items which management considers are not representative of ongoing operations. Adjusted non-GAAP results for the prior period is based on unaudited combined financial information. Further details related to non-GAAP measures and reconciliations to GAAP measures can be found under Presentation of non-GAAP financial information" and in the tables included in this release. All amounts referenced throughout this document are in US dollars unless otherwise indicated. Other non operating income (loss), net (2.6) 7.6
Income from continuing operations before income taxes and equity in income (loss) of affiliated companies 121.5 95.2
Income tax expense (21.7) (21.8)
Equity in income (loss) of affiliated companies, net of tax 1.7 2.3
Income from continuing operations 101.5 75.7
Income/(loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax(1) - (7.7)
Net income 101.5 68.0
Net (income) loss attributable to non-controlling interests (3.1) (2.0)
Net income attributable to Amcor plc 98.4 66.0
USD:EUR FX rate 0.8599 0.8991
Basic earnings per share attributable to Amcor 8.5 4.1
Diluted earnings per share attributable to Amcor 8.5 4.1
Weighted average number of shares outstanding - Basic 1,154.0 1,623.2
Weighted average number of shares outstanding - Diluted 1,158.7 1,626.1
(1) Represents loss generated from three former Bemis plants located in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 1 July 2019 to 8 August 2019.  Amcor announced the      disposal of these assets to Kohlberg & Company on 25 June 2019. This divestment was required by the European Commission at the time of approving Amcor's      acquisition of Bemis on 11 February 2019.
U.S. GAAP condensed consolidated statement of cash flows
Three months ended 30 September
($ million)  2018 2019
Net income 101.5 68.0
Depreciation, amortisation and impairment 86.0 184.3
Changes in working capital (520.0) (348.2)
Other non-cash items 26.7 6.5
Purchase of property, plant and equipment and other intangible assets (112.8) (115.4)
Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment and other intangible assets 7.8 2.4
Proceeds from divestiture - 397.1
Net debt (repayments)/proceeds 197.7 (237.6)
Dividends paid non-controlling interests (2.1) (0.5)
Share buy-back - (58.3)
Other, including effects of exchange rate on cash and cash equivalents (51.4) (19.7)
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents (266.6) (121.4)
Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the period 620.8 601.6
Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period 354.2 480.2
U.S. GAAP condensed consolidated balance sheet
($ million) 30 June 2019 30 September 2019
Cash and cash equivalents 601.6 480.2
Trade receivables, net 1,864.3 1,789.5
Inventories, net 1,953.8 1,874.4
Assets held for sale(1) 416.1 -
Property, plant and equipment, net 3,975.0 3,869.0
Goodwill and other intangible assets, net 7,462.8 7,240.3
Other assets 891.4 1,477.3
Total assets 17,165.0 16,730.7
Trade payables 2,303.4 1,891.9
Short-term debt and current portion of long term debt 794.2 317.8
Long-term debt, less current portion 5,309.0 5,454.8
Liabilities held for sale(1) 20.9 -
Accruals and other liabilities 3,062.8 3,574.8
Shareholders equity 5,674.7 5,491.4
Total liabilities and shareholders equity 17,165.0 16,730.7
(1) Represents the net asset value related to three former Bemis plants located in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Amcor announced the disposal of these assets to      Kohlberg & Company on 25 June 2019 and the transaction closed on 8 August 2019. This divestment was required by the European Commission at the time of      approving Amcor's acquisition of Bemis on 11 February 2019.

Amcor's CEO Mr. Ron Delia said: "Amcor's fiscal 2020 is off to a solid start with strong financial results in the first quarter in line with our expectations.  We are encouraged by the momentum in the base business, the initial synergy contribution from the Bemis acquisition, and continued progress on our sustainability agenda.  Amcor is on track to deliver on the expectations we set for fiscal 2020 of 5 to 10% EPS growth."   "We continue to execute on the range of opportunities within our control to grow earnings and cash flow.  During the quarter, the underlying business performed well, with volume and sales growth in North America and Western Europe, strong operating cost performance and synergy benefits driving 15% earnings growth. The integration of the Bemis business has proceeded in line with expectations and keeps us on track to deliver $65 million of pre-tax cost synergies in fiscal 2020 and $180 million by the end of fiscal 2022."   "We are making strong progress against our priorities to deliver organic growth in the underlying business, maximise the benefits from the Bemis acquisition and capitalise on the increasing need to develop packaging that best protects the environment.  With over $1 billion of annual cash flow to deploy across dividends, acquisitions, strategic investments and share buy-backs, Amcor is well positioned to continue generating strong returns for shareholders." GAAP results 1Q19 $ million 1Q20 $ million Combined 1Q19 1Q20   Combined1Q19 $ million 1Q20 $ million Reported variance% Constant Currency variance%   1Q19 $ million 1Q20 $ million Reported variance% Constant Currency variance% Adjusted EBIT Combined1Q19 $ million 1Q20 $ million For further information please contact: U.S. GAAP condensed consolidated statement of income
Net sales 2,262.4 3,140.7 Adjusted financial result Net sales $m EBIT $m EBIT / Sales % Net sales$m EBIT$m EBIT / Sales % EBIT / average funds employed %(1) Adjusted Sales 2,496.7 2,430.8 (2.6) (0.8) Sales 729.0 710.6 (2.5) (1.8) Equity in income (loss) of affiliated companies, net of tax                                                                              4.2 2.3 InvestorsTracey WhiteheadHead of Investor RelationsAmcor+61 3 9226 9028tracey.whitehead@amcor.com Damien BirdVice President Investor RelationsAmcor+61 3 9226 9070damien.bird@amcor.com Jay KovalVice President Investor Relations Amcor +1 224 313 7127jay.koval@amcor.com ($ million) 2018 2019
Net income 98.4 66.0 Flexibles 2,496.7 271.6 10.9 2,430.8 290.5 12.0 14.4 Adjusted EBIT 271.6 290.5 7.0 8.5 Adjusted EBIT 68.3 70.5 3.2 3.4 General corporate expenses (34.2) (28.2) Net sales 2,262.4 3,140.7 Reconciliation of non-GAAP measures
EPS (diluted US cents) 8.5 4.1 Rigid Packaging 729.0 68.3 9.4 710.6 70.5 9.9 17.7 Adjusted EBIT / sales %                                                                                             10.9 12.0 Adjusted EBIT / sales %                                                                                             9.4 9.9 Total Other (30.0) (25.9) Media – Australia James StrongCitadel-MAGNUS+61 448 881 174jstrong@citadelmagnus.com  Media – EuropeErnesto DuranHead of Global CommunicationsAmcor +41 78 698 69 40ernesto.duran@amcor.com  Media – North America Daniel YungerKekst CNC+1 212 521 4879 daniel.yunger@kekstcnc.com  Cost of sales (1,868.6) (2,594.0)
Other (2.2) (30.0) (0.7) (25.9) Gross profit 393.8 546.7 Reconciliation of adjusted Earnings before interest and tax (EBIT), Net income and Earnings per share (EPS)
Adjusted non-GAAP results Combined 1Q19 $ million 1Q20 $ million Reported variance% Constant Currency variance% Total Amcor 3,223.5 309.9 9.6 3,140.7 335.1 10.7 14.1 Amcor plc UK Establishment Address: 83 Tower Road North, Warmley, Bristol, England, BS30 8XP, United Kingdom Selling, general and administrative expenses (198.3) (371.9) Three months ended 30 September 2018 Three months ended 30 September 2019
Sales 3,223.5 3,140.7 (2.6) (1.0) UK Overseas Company Number: BR020803 Research and development expenses (14.2) (25.9) ($ million) EBIT Net income EPS (diluted US cents) EBIT Net income EPS (diluted US cents)
EBIT 309.9 335.1 8.1 9.5 (1) Average funds employed includes shareholders equity and net debt, calculated using a four quarter average and LTM adjusted EBIT. Registered Office: 3rd Floor, 44 Esplanade, St Helier, JE4 9WG, Jersey Restructuring and related expenses (12.5) (17.6) Net income attributable to Amcor 98.4 98.4 8.5 66.0 66.0 4.1
Net income 192.2 218.1 13.4 14.9 Jersey Registered Company Number: 126984, Australian Registered Body Number (ARBN): 630 385 278 Other income, net 8.7 9.3 Net income attributable to non controlling interests 3.1 2.0
EPS (diluted US cents) 11.8 13.4 13.4 14.9 Operating income 177.5 140.6 (Income) / loss from discontinued operations - 7.7 7.7 0.4
Interest expense, net (53.4) (53.0) Tax expense 21.7 21.8
*GAAP results for the prior year reflects the legacy Amcor business only. Adjusted non-GAAP measures exclude items which management considers are not representative of ongoing operations. Adjusted non-GAAP results for the prior period is based on unaudited combined financial information. Further details related to non-GAAP measures and reconciliations to GAAP measures can be found under Presentation of non-GAAP financial information" and in the tables included in this release. All amounts referenced throughout this document are in US dollars unless otherwise indicated. Other non operating income (loss), net (2.6) 7.6 Interest expense, net 53.4 53.0
Income from continuing operations before income taxes and equity in income (loss) of affiliated companies 121.5 95.2 EBIT, Net income and EPS 176.6 98.4 8.5 150.5 73.7 4.5
Income tax expense (21.7) (21.8) Material restructuring and related costs 10.1 10.1 0.9 17.3 17.3 1.1
Equity in income (loss) of affiliated companies, net of tax 1.7 2.3 Impairment in equity method investments 2.5 2.5 0.2 - - -
Income from continuing operations 101.5 75.7 Net investment hedge not qualifying for hedge accounting 2.7 2.7 0.2 - - -
Income/(loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax(1) - (7.7) Material transaction and other costs(1) 5.3 5.3 0.5 83.6 83.6 5.2
Net income 101.5 68.0 Material impact of hyperinflation 9.4 9.4 0.8 15.4 15.4 0.9
Net (income) loss attributable to non-controlling interests (3.1) (2.0) Amortisation of acquired intangibles 4.8 4.8 0.4 68.3 68.3 4.2
Net income attributable to Amcor plc 98.4 66.0 Tax effect of above items (5.2) (0.4) (40.2) (2.5)
USD:EUR FX rate 0.8599 0.8991 Adjusted EBIT, Net income and EPS 211.4 128.0 11.1 335.1 218.1 13.4
Combined Adjustments(2) 98.5 64.2 0.7 - - -
Basic earnings per share attributable to Amcor 8.5 4.1 Combined Adjusted EBIT, Net Income EPS 309.9 192.2 11.8 335.1 218.1 13.4
Diluted earnings per share attributable to Amcor 8.5 4.1
Weighted average number of shares outstanding - Basic 1,154.0 1,623.2 (1) Includes costs associated with the Bemis acquisition.
Weighted average number of shares outstanding - Diluted 1,158.7 1,626.1 (2) Includes Bemis and remedy adjustments. EPS also adjusts for new shares issued to complete the Bemis combination.
(1) Represents loss generated from three former Bemis plants located in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 1 July 2019 to 8 August 2019.  Amcor announced the      disposal of these assets to Kohlberg & Company on 25 June 2019. This divestment was required by the European Commission at the time of approving Amcor's      acquisition of Bemis on 11 February 2019.
Reconciliation of adjusted EBIT by reporting segment
Three months ended 30 September 2018 Three months ended 30 September 2019
U.S. GAAP condensed consolidated statement of cash flows ($ million) Combined Flexibles Rigid Packaging Combined Other(1) Total Combined Flexibles Rigid Packaging Other(1) Total
Three months ended 30 September Net income attributable to Amcor 98.4 66.0
($ million)  2018 2019 Net income attributable to non controlling interests 3.1 2.0
Net income 101.5 68.0 (Income) / loss from discontinued operations - 7.7
Depreciation, amortisation and impairment 86.0 184.3 Tax expense 21.7 21.8
Changes in working capital (520.0) (348.2) Interest expense, net 53.4 53.0
Other non-cash items 26.7 6.5 EBIT 151.6 49.9 (24.9) 176.6 142.7 49.8 (42.0) 150.5
Purchase of property, plant and equipment and other intangible assets (112.8) (115.4) Material restructuring and related costs - 10.1 - 10.1 13.7 3.3 0.3 17.3
Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment and other intangible assets 7.8 2.4 Impairment in equity method investments - - 2.5 2.5 - - - -
Proceeds from divestiture - 397.1 Net investment hedge not qualifying for hedge accounting - - 2.7 2.7 - - - -
Net debt (repayments)/proceeds 197.7 (237.6) Material transaction and other costs - - 5.3 5.3 67.1 0.7 15.8 83.6
Dividends paid non-controlling interests (2.1) (0.5) Material impact of hyperinflation 2.5 6.9 - 9.4 - 15.4 - 15.4
Share buy-back - (58.3) Amortisation of acquired intangibles 3.4 1.4 - 4.8 67.0 1.3 - 68.3
Other, including effects of exchange rate on cash and cash equivalents (51.4) (19.7) Adjusted EBIT 157.5 68.3 (14.4) 211.4 290.5 70.5 (25.9) 335.1
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents (266.6) (121.4) Combined Adjustments(2) 114.1 - (15.6) 98.5 - - - -
Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the period 620.8 601.6 Combined Adjusted EBIT 271.6 68.3 (30.0) 309.9 290.5 70.5 (25.9) 335.1
Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period 354.2 480.2 Adjusted EBIT / sales % 10.9 9.4 - 9.6 12.0 9.9 - 10.7
Average funds employed(3) 8,641 1,765 (91) 10,315
Adjusted EBIT / average funds employed % 14.4 17.7 - 14.1
U.S. GAAP condensed consolidated balance sheet
($ million) 30 June 2019 30 September 2019 (1) Other includes equity in income (loss) of affiliated companies, net of tax and general corporate expenses.
Cash and cash equivalents 601.6 480.2 (2) Includes Bemis and remedy adjustments.
Trade receivables, net 1,864.3 1,789.5 (3) Average funds employed includes shareholders equity and net debt, calculated using a 4 quarter average and LTM adjusted EBIT.
Inventories, net 1,953.8 1,874.4
Assets held for sale(1) 416.1 -
Property, plant and equipment, net 3,975.0 3,869.0 Reconciliation of adjusted free cash flow and cash flow after dividends
Goodwill and other intangible assets, net 7,462.8 7,240.3 ($ million)  Three months ended 30 September 2018(1) Three months ended 30 September 2019
Other assets 891.4 1,477.3 Net cash provided from operating activities (305.8) (89.4)
Total assets 17,165.0 16,730.7 Net capital expenditure (112.8) (115.4)
Trade payables 2,303.4 1,891.9 Material transaction related costs(2) - 61.9
Short-term debt and current portion of long term debt 794.2 317.8 Adjusted free cash flow (before dividends)(3) (418.6) (142.9)
Long-term debt, less current portion 5,309.0 5,454.8 Dividends (2.1) (0.5)
Liabilities held for sale(1) 20.9 - Adjusted cash flow after dividends (420.7) (143.4)
Accruals and other liabilities 3,062.8 3,574.8
Shareholders equity 5,674.7 5,491.4 (1) Adjusted financial result of the legacy Amcor business from 1 July 2018 to 30 September 2018.
Total liabilities and shareholders equity 17,165.0 16,730.7 (2) Transaction costs related to the Bemis acquisition.
(3) Adjusted free cash flow excludes material transaction related costs because these cash flows are not considered to be directly related to the underlying business.
(1) Represents the net asset value related to three former Bemis plants located in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Amcor announced the disposal of these assets to      Kohlberg & Company on 25 June 2019 and the transaction closed on 8 August 2019. This divestment was required by the European Commission at the time of      approving Amcor's acquisition of Bemis on 11 February 2019.
Reconciliation of net debt
($ million) 30 June 2019 30 September 2019
Cash and cash equivalents (601.6) (480.2)
Short term debt 788.8 312.8
Current portion of long term debt 5.4 5.0
Long term debt excluding current portion of long term debt 5,309.0 5,454.8
Net debt 5,501.6 5,292.4
Supplemental Unaudited Combined Amcor and Bemis 2018 Financial Information for the three months ended 30 September 2018
The Supplemental Unaudited Combined Financial Information presented for the three months ended 30 September 2018 reflects estimates for Amcor as if the Bemis acquisition took effect on 1 July 2018.
Key combined financial measures and ratios(1)
($ million)
Amcor(2) Bemis(3) Adjustments(4) Combined results
Adjusted sales 2,260.6 1,019.4 (56.5) 3,223.5
Adjusted EBIT 211.4 112.1 (13.6) 309.9
Adjusted net income 128.0 76.8 (12.6) 192.2
(1) Further details related to non-GAAP measures and reconciliations are presented above.
(2) Adjusted financial result of the legacy Amcor busines from 1 July 2018 to 30 September 2018.
(3) Adjusted financial result of the legacy Bemis business from 1 July 2018 to 30 September 2018.
(4) Elimination of financial results attributable to flexible packaging plants in Europe and the United States which were required to be sold in order to secure anti-trust      approval for the Bemis acquisition.

 

Cision View original content:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/amcor-reports-strong-first-quarter-results-and-reaffirms-outlook-for-fiscal-2020-300954171.html

SOURCE Amcor plc

In This Story

AMCR