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Vallourec reports second quarter and first half 2021 results

Boulogne-Billancourt (France), July28th2021 – Vallourec, a world leader in premium tubular solutions, announces today its results for the second quarter and first half 2021. The Board of Directors of Vallourec SA, meeting on July 27th 2021, approved the Group's second quarter and half year 2021 accounts.

Q2 2021: strong EBITDA increase
  • €842 million revenue, stable year-on-year, the decrease of the Oil & Gas activity in EA-MEA being offset by the mine contribution and the dynamism of the Industry markets
  • €148 million EBITDA, versus €43 million in Q2 2020, EBITDA margin increasing to 17.6%
  • Free cash flow at (€135) million including one-off financial restructuring fees versus (€77) million in Q2 2020


Successful completion of the financial restructuring on June 30th2021
  • As at June 30th 2021, net debt at €720 million and equity Group share at €1,602 million
  • As at June 30th 2021, strong liquidity of €1,189 million


2021 Outlook

  • Increased 2021 outlook released on July 21st:
    • EBITDA targeted between €475 and €525 million versus €350 and €400 million previously
    • Free cash flow targeted between (€240) and (€160) million versus (€340) and (€260) million previously
  • Continuous cost savings throughout the year
  • Strict cash control, capex envelope kept at c. €160 million

Edouard Guinotte, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer, declared:

As expected, Q2 marked the completion of our financial restructuring, achieved on June 30th. We welcome Apollo and SVPGlobal, our new reference shareholders, as well as our new Board of Directors. We are very excited to focus together on driving Vallourec on its path to value creation and fully deploy our strategic plan.

With regards to our financial results, our Q2 EBITDA benefited as expected from the increased contribution of Vallourec’s iron ore mine, along with the recovery of some markets, like the Industry market in Brazil or the OCTG market in North America. In addition, we took advantage of the resumption of tendering activity in EA-MEA markets to capture satisfying new contracts in East Africa, and the Middle East.

We expect current market trends to continue, including the progressive improvement of the North American OCTG market, a sustained activity in Industry markets,and expect a gradual decrease of the iron ore prices. This leads to target an EBITDA between €475 million and €525 million and a free cash flow between (240) million and (160) million.

Key figures

First-half 2021First-half 2020 Change In € millionQ2 2021Q2 2020 Change
739872 -15.3% Production shipped (k tons)381422 -9.7%
1,5441,696 -9.0% Revenue 842843 -0.1%
228111 +€117m EBITDA 14843 244.2%
14.8%6.5%+8.3p.p.(as a % of revenue) 17.6%5.1%+12.5p.p.
227(514) +€741m Operating income (loss) 200(485) +€685m
(42)(567) +€525m Net income, Group share51(493) +€544m
(197)(258) +€61m Free cash-flow (135)(77) -€58m
7202,326 -€1,606m Net debt 7202,326 -€1,606m

I - CONSOLIDATED REVENUE BY MARKET

First-half 2021First-half 2020 Change At constant exchange rates In € millionQ2 2021Q2 2020 Change At constant exchange rates
887 1,198 -26.0% -19.3% Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals 478 585 -18.3% -13.4%
589 393 49.9% 69.8% Industry & Other 333 200 66.2% 78.2%
68 105 -35.2% -33.8% Power Generation 31 57 -45.9% -45.7%
1,5441,696-9.0% 0.4%Total 842843-0.1% 6.2%

Over the second quarter of 2021, Vallourec recordeda 842 million revenue, stable compared with the second quarter of 2020 (+6% at constant exchange rates) with:

  • a -10% volume impact mainly driven by Oil & Gas in EA-MEA, while Industry & Other volume was up both in Europe and Brazil
  • a +16% price/mix effect reflecting the higher contribution of the iron ore mine as well as a better price/mix in North America and South America
  • a -6% currency conversion effect mainly related to EUR/BRL.

Over the first half 2021, revenue totaled €1,544 million, down 9%versus the first half 2020 (+0.4% at constant exchange rate). Volume effect was -15% mainly due to Oil & Gas in EA-MEA and North America, price/mix effect +16% and currency conversion effect -9%.

Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals (56.8% of Q2 2021consolidated revenue)

In Q2 2021, Oil & Gas revenue reached 438million,a 15% decreaseyear-on-year (-10%at constant exchange rates).

  • In North America, Oil & Gas revenue remained stable over the quarter year-on-year and started to pick-up at the end of the quarter.
  • In EA-MEA, Oil & Gas revenue decreased, reflecting lower shipments as well as an unfavorable price/mix
  • In South America, Oil & Gas revenue increased, reflecting a better price/mix, despite an unfavorable currency conversion effect.

Over the first half 2021, Oil & Gas revenue totaled €801 million,a (269)milliondecrease or -25% year-on-year (-18% at constant exchange rates), mainly due to EA-MEA and North America.

In Q2 2021, Petrochemicals revenue was 40million,down 40% year-on-year (-37% at constant exchange rates) notably due to lower deliveries in North America and to a lesser extent in EA-MEA.
Over the first half 2021, Petrochemicals revenue totaled €86 million, down 33% year-on-year (-26% at constant exchange rates).

In Q2 2021, revenue for Oil & Gas and Petrochemicals amounted to €478 million, down 18% compared with Q2 2020 (-13% at constant exchange rates).
Over the first half 2021, revenue for Oil & Gas and Petrochemicals totaled887 million, down 26% compared with H1 2020 (-19% at constant exchange rates).

Industry & Other (39.5% of Q2 2021consolidated revenue)

Industry & Other revenue amounted to €333 million in Q2 2021, a €133 million increase or 66% year-on-year (+78% at constant exchange rates):

  • In Europe, Industry revenue was up reflecting higher volumes.
  • In South America, Industry & Other revenue was up on account of higher revenue from the iron ore mine, reflecting both higher prices and volumes which reached 2.3Mt (up 23% versus Q2 2020), as well as of higher sales in the Industry markets driven by increased volumes and prices, despite an unfavorable currency conversion effect.

Over the first half 2021, Industry & Other revenue totaled €589 million, up 50% year-on-year (+70% at constant exchange rates) as a result of a higher contribution from the iron ore mine and higher deliveries in South America and in Europe, despite an unfavorable conversion currency effect.

Power Generation (3.7% of Q2 2021consolidated revenue)

Power Generation revenue amounted to €31 million in Q2 2021, down 46% year-on-year (-46% at constant exchange rates), reflecting the closure of the Reisholz facility mid-2020 and the disposal of Valinox Nucléaire SAS on May 31st 2021.

For the first half 2021, revenue totaled €68 million, down 35% year-on-year (-34% at constant exchange rates).

IICONSOLIDATED RESULTS ANALYSIS

Q2 2021 consolidated results analysis

In Q2 2021, EBITDAreached 148 million (compared with €43 million in Q2 2020),EBITDAmargin at 17.6% of revenue, as a result of:

  • An industrial margin of €243 million, or 28.9% of revenue, reflecting a higher contribution of the mine in volumes and prices, the improved activity in Oil & Gas in North America, the recognition of Nippon Steel Corporation payment of its residual fixed costs coverage obligation to VSB for €24 million, as well as continued savings more than offsetting lower activity in O&G in EA-MEA.
  • A 2% decrease in sales, general and administrative costs (SG&A) at €81 million or 9.6% of revenue versus 9.8% in Q2 2020.

Operating income was positive at €200 million, compared with (€485) million in Q2 2020 (which was negatively impacted by impairment charges for €441 million), resulting from the EBITDA improvement and the sale of the Reisholz buildings and land (+€70 million) as well as the favorable Brazilian Supreme Court decision on PIS/COFINS tax claim (+€32 million).

Financial income was negative at (€93) million,compared with (€80) million in Q2 2020. Net interest expenses remained stable at (€52) million versus (€50) million in Q2 2020. Other financial charges of (€41) million, compared with (€30) million in Q2 2020, included notably the positive effect of the PIS/COFINS tax litigation in Brazil for €27 million and the actualization of the DBOT leasing debt for €24 million resulting from exercising the repurchase option, more than offset by (€64) million cost of exercising the option of DBOT repurchase as well as the net impact of the financial restructuring for (€18) million (breaking down into (€47) million of restructuring fees and €29 million non-cash gain on the equity and debt initial valuations, in application of IFRS standards following the financial restructuring).

Income tax amounted to (€60) million mainly related to Brazil, compared to (€10) million in Q2 2020.

This resulted in a net income, Group share, of51million, compared to (€493) million in Q2 2020.

H1 2021 consolidated results analysis

In H1 2021, EBITDA reached €228 million, a 117 million increase year-on-year, at 14.8% of revenue, including:

  • An industrial margin of €411 million, up €114 million compared with H1 2020, reflecting a higher contribution of the mine in volumes and prices, higher activity for the Industry market in Brazil and for Oil & Gas in North America, the recognition of Nippon Steel Corporation payment of its residual fixed costs coverage obligation to VSB, along with savings more than offsetting lower activity in O&G in EA-MEA.
  • Sales, general and administrative costs (SG&A) down 9% at €158 million, reflecting our adaptation measures, and representing 10.2% of revenue.

Operating incomewas positive at 227 million comparing to a loss of (€514) million in H1 2020 (which was negatively impacted by impairment charges for €441 million and by €46 million of restructuring costs), resulting from the improvement in EBITDA and the positive effects from the sale of Reisholz buildings and land as well as from the favorable Brazilian Supreme Court decision on PIS/COFINS tax claim.

Financial income was negative at (€175) million,compared to (€115) million in H1 2020. Net interest expenses amounted to €103 million versus €99 million in H1 2020. Other financial charges of €72 million, compared with €16 million in H1 2020, included notably the positive effects of the PIS/COFINS tax litigation in Brazil for €27 million and the actualization of the DBOT leasing debt for €24 million resulting from exercising the repurchase option, more than offset by (€64) million cost of exercising the option of DBOT repurchase as well as the net impact of the financial restructuring for (€40) million (breaking down into (€55) million of restructuring fees, the accelerated amortization of bonds costs for (€14) million and a €29 million non-cash gain on the equity and debt initial valuations, in application of IFRS standards following the financial restructuring).

Income tax amounted to (€100) million mainly related to Brazil.

As a result, net income, Group share, amounted to (€42) million, compared to (€567) million in H1 2020.

III - CASH FLOW & FINANCIAL POSITION

Cash flow from operating activities
In Q2 2021, cash flow from operating activities was negative(15) million, compared to (€65) million in Q2 2020, reflecting mainly the improved EBITDA and higher tax paid. It included debt restructuring fees (€48 million) and adaptation measures (€12 million).
In H1 2021, cash flow from operating activities was negative at (2) million compared to (€96) million in H1 2020, mainly due to higher EBITDA. It included debt restructuring fees (€55 million) and adaptation measures (€21 million).

Operating working capital requirement
Operating working capital requirement increased by (92) million in Q2 2021, versus a decrease of €20 million in Q2 2020, as a result of activity increase. Net working capital requirement decreased to 101 days of sales, compared to 115 days in Q2 2020.
In H1 2021, operating working capital requirement increased by (139) million versus an increase of (€99) million in H1 2020.

Capex
Capital expenditure was (28) million in Q2 2021, compared with (€32) million in Q2 2020, and was (€56) million in H1 2021 compared to (€63) million in H1 2020.

Free cash flow
As a result, in Q2 2021, free cash flow was negative(€135) million versus (€77) million in Q2 2020.
Free cash flow for H1 2021 was negative(€197) million, an improvement of €61 million compared with (€258) million in H1 2020.

Asset disposals & other items
Asset disposals & other items amounted to €1,780 million in Q2 2021 resulting from the recognition of the financial restructuring and the cash-in from Reisholz buildings and land disposal for €71 million and from Valinox Nucléaire SAS disposal for €12 million.
For H1 2021, they amounted to €1,691 million mainly as a result of the financial restructuring.

Net debt and liquidity
As at June 30th 2021, net debt stood at €720 million, compared with €2,364 million on March 31st 2021.
As at June 30th 2021, gross debt amounted to 1,909 million including €101 million of fair value adjustment under IFRS 9 (which will be reversed over the life of the debt). Long-term debt amounted to €1,398 million and short-term debt totaled €511 million (including €462 million drawing on the revolving credit facility, which will be reimbursed at end of July).
As at June 30th 2021, lease debt stood at €75 million, compared with €103 million on March 31st 2021.
Cash as at June 30th 2021 amounted to €1,189 million.

IV Operational achievements andchanges in perimeter

In line with its objective to further improve its competitiveness with gross savings of €400 million over 2021-2025, the Group has achieved €92 million gross savings in H1 2021.

Vallourec also recorded several commercial successes, in particular in the EA-MEA regions by winning contracts in East Africa and the Middle East, benefitting from the progressive resumption of tendering activity in these areas and further demonstrating the quality and competitiveness of its commercial offer.

A worldwide premiere in the manufacturing of offshore equipment has been achieved, with a 3D-printed safety-critical component delivered to TotalEnergies in the North Sea.

The Group continued to optimize its portfolio of activities and has finalized the sale of Valinox Nucléaire SAS to Framatome on May 31st 2021.

On July 27th 2021, Vallourec acquired Nippon Steel Corporation and Sumitomo Corporation shares in VAM USA, representing 49% of its capital, for 42 million dollars. VAM USA commercial relationship with them will be maintained.

V –Focus on the impacts of the financial restructuring

Impact of the financial restructuring onbalance sheet
Impact on gross debt:(€1,800) million, and (€1,699) million after IFRS 9 fair market value reevaluation of new debt
As at June 30th 2021, Vallourec SA gross debt amounted to €1,848 million, reduced by €1,800 million, and €1,699 million under IFRS 9, breaking down into: €462 million of drawn Revolving Credit Facility, €1,023 million of reinstated bonds valued at €1,178 million under IFRS 9 and €262 million of state guaranteed loans valued at €208 million under IFRS 9.

Impact on equity (excluding P&L impacts):+€1,607 million
Equity Group Share amounted to €1,602 million as at 30th June, 2021. With the completion of the financial restructuring, the value of equity increased by €1,607 million breaking down into €1,257 million coming from the capital increase reserved to creditors reevaluated at closing share price, €300 million from the capital increase with Preferential Subscription Rights, €59 million coming from BSA at fair market value and (€9) million fees related to the capital increase.

Impact on other current and non-current liabilities: +€54 million (related to the fair value adjustment of state guaranteed loans).

Impact of the financial restructuring on financial result: (€40) million in H1 2021, of which (€18) million in Q2 2021

(€55) million restructuring fees have been paid in H1 2021 of which (€47) million were recorded in Q2 2021. The financial result was also impacted by (€14 million) related to the accelerated amortization of existing bonds mainly recorded in Q1 2021, and by the result of the financial restructuring amounting to +€29 million (difference between €3,547 million total restructured debt and €3,518 million fair value of the new financial instruments breaking down into €1,616 million new equity instruments, €1,848 million new debt and €54 million grants linked to state guaranteed loans).

VI – 2021 OUTLOOK

Oil & Gas

In North America, the OCTG market is confirming its progressive improvement driven by the continuous increase in the active rig count.
In EA-MEA, the activity remains impacted by the low order intake in 2020 resulting from delayed or canceled projects due to the pandemic. The sharp decline in deliveries will negatively impact revenue and margin. Nevertheless, tendering activity has started to resume in 2021 and should positively impact 2022.
In Brazil, Oil & Gas deliveries are expected to increase compared with 2020 while costs are impacted by high inflation.

Industry & Other

In Europe, the ongoing economic recovery should continue having a positive impact on volumes and to a lesser extent on prices.
In Brazil, the overall level of activity is expected to continue increasing strongly.
A higher contribution is expected from the iron ore mine, although prices are expected, as per consensus, to gradually decrease along the balance of the year.

Cost savings

Cost saving initiatives will enable the Group to continue lowering its cost base.
A strict cash control will be maintained, and the capex envelope is kept at c.€160 million.

Based on these perspectives, Vallourec has released on July21stan upgraded outlook for full year 2021:

  • 475 to €525 million targeted EBITDA
  • (€240) to (€160) million targeted free cash flow

Information and Forward-Looking Statements

This press release may include forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology, including the terms as “believe”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “may”, “assume”, “plan”, “intend”, “will”, “should”, “estimate”, “risk” and or, in each case, their negative, or other variations or comparable terminology. These forward-looking statements include all matters that are not historical facts and include statements regarding the Company’s intentions, beliefs or current expectations concerning, among other things, Vallourec’s results of operations, financial condition, liquidity, prospects, growth, strategies and the industries in which they operate. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that may or may not occur in the future. These risks include those developed or identified in the public documents filed by Vallourec with the French Financial Markets Authority (Autorité des marches financiers, or “AMF”), including those listed in the “Risk Factors” section of the Registration Document filed with the AMF on March 29, 2021, under filing number n° D.21-0226 and the amendment to the Universal Registration Document filed with the AMF on June 2, 2021 under filing number n° D.21-0226-A01. Readers are cautioned that forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and that Vallourec’s or any of its affiliates’ actual results of operations, financial condition and liquidity, and the development of the industries in which they operate may differ materially from those made in or suggested by the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. In addition, even if Vallourec’s or any of its affiliates’ results of operations, financial condition and liquidity, and the development of the industries in which they operate are consistent with the forward-looking statements contained in this press release, those results or developments may not be indicative of results or developments in subsequent periods.


Presentationof Q2 & H1 2021 results

Analyst conference call / audio webcast at 6:30 pm (Paris time) to be held in English.

  • To listen to the audio webcast:

https://channel.royalcast.com/landingpage/vallourec-en/20210728_1/

  • To participate in the conference call, please dial (password to use is “Vallourec”):
    • +44 (0) 33 0551 0200        (UK)
    • +33 (0) 1 7037 7166             (France)
    • +1 212 999 6659        (USA)

About Vallourec

Vallourec is a world leader in premium tubular solutions for the energy markets and for demanding industrial applications such as oil & gas wells in harsh environments, new generation power plants, challenging architectural projects, and high-performance mechanical equipment. Vallourec’s pioneering spirit and cutting edge R&D open new technological frontiers. With close to 17,000 dedicated and passionate employees in more than 20 countries, Vallourec works hand-in-hand with its customers to offer more than just tubes: Vallourec delivers innovative, safe, competitive and smart tubular solutions, to make every project possible.

Listed on Euronext in Paris (ISIN code: FR0013506730, Ticker VK), Vallourec is part of the SBF 120 index and is eligible for Deferred Settlement Service Long Only.

In the United States, Vallourec has established a sponsored Level 1 American Depositary Receipt (ADR) program (ISIN code: US92023R4074, Ticker: VLOWY). Parity between ADR and a Vallourec ordinary share has been set at 5:1.

Calendar

November 17th2021 Release of third quarter and first nine-months 2021 results

For further information, please contact:

Investor relations
Jérôme Friboulet
Tel: +33 (0)1 49 09 39 77
Investor.relations@vallourec.com

Press relations
Héloïse Rothenbühler
Tel: +33 (0)1 41 03 77 50
heloise.rothenbuhler@vallourec.com
Individual shareholders
Toll Free Number (from France): 0 805 65 10 10
actionnaires@vallourec.com

Appendices

Due to rounding, numbers presented throughout this and other documents may not add up precisely to the totals provided and percentages may not precisely reflect the absolute figures.

Documents accompanying this release:

  • Sales volume
  • Forex
  • Revenue by geographic region
  • Revenue by market
  • Summary consolidated income statement
  • Summary consolidated balance sheet
  • Free cash flow
  • Cash flow statement
  • Definitions of non-GAAP financial data

Sales volume

In thousands of tons20212020 Change
Q1 358 450 -20.4%
Q2 381 422 - 9.7 %
Q3 - - -
Q4 - - -
Total739872- 15.3 %

Forex

Average exchange rateFirst-half 2021First-half 2020
EUR / USD 1.21 1.10
EUR / BRL 6.49 5.41
USD / BRL 5.36 4.92

Revenueby geographic region

In € million First-half 2021As % of revenueFirst-half 2020As % of revenue Change Q2 2021As % of revenueQ2 2020As % of revenue Change
Europe 247 16.0% 266 15.7% -7.2% 134 15.9% 126 14.9% 6.7%
North America (Nafta) 309 20.0% 482 28.4% -35.8% 194 23.0% 211 25.1% -8.5%
South America 509 33.0% 323 19.1% 57.4% 283 33.6% 172 20.4% 64.8%
Asia and Middle East 371 24.0% 467 27.5% -20.6% 173 20.5% 241 28.6% -28.4%
Rest of the world 108 7.0% 158 9.3% -31.3% 59 7.0% 93 11.0% -36.6%
Total 1,544100%1,696100%-9.0%842100%843100%-0.1%

Revenue by market

First-half 2021As % of revenueFirst-half 2020As % of revenue Change In € millionQ2 2021As % of revenueQ2 2020As % of revenue Variation
801 51.9% 1,070 63.1% -25.2% Oil & Gas 438 52.0% 518 61.5% -15.4%
86 5.6% 128 7.5% -32.6% Petrochemicals 40 4.8% 67 8.0% -40.2%
88757.5%1,19870.6%-26.0%Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals 47856.8%58569.5%-18.3%
206 13.4% 153 9.0% 34.4% Mechanicals 112 13.3% 74 8.8% 50.8%
40 2.6% 27 1.6% 48.1% Automotive 21 2.5% 9 1.1% 120.4%
343 22.2% 212 12.5% 61.4% Construction & Other 200 23.7% 116 13.8% 71.7%
58938.1%39323.2% 49.9%Industry & Other 33339.5%20023.7% 66.2%
684.4%1056.2%-35.2%Power Generation 313.7%576.8%-45.9%
1,544100%1,696100%-9.0%Total 842100%843100%-0.1%


Summary consolidated income statement

First-half 2021First-half 2020 Change In € millionQ2 2021Q2 2020 Change
1,5441,696 -9.0% Revenue 842843 -0.1%
(1,133)(1,399) -19.0% Cost of sales (599)(707) -15.3%
411297 38.4% Industrial Margin 243136 78.7%
26.6%17.5%+9.1p.p.(as a % of revenue) 28.9%16.1%+12.7p.p.
(158) (173) -8.7% Sales, general and administrative costs (81) (83) -2.4%
(25) (13) na Other (14) (10) na
228111 +€117m EBITDA 14843 +€105m
14.8%6.5%+8.3p.p.(as a % of revenue) 17.6%5.1%+12.5p.p.
(78) (111) -29.7% Depreciation of industrial assets (35) (52) -32.7%
(22) (27) na Amortization and other depreciation (13) (13) na
- (441) na Impairment of assets - (441) na
99 (46) na Asset disposals, restructuring costs and non-recurring items 100 (22) na
227(514) +€741m Operating income (loss) 200(485) +€685m
(175) (115) 52.2% Financial income/(loss) (93) (80) 16.3%
52(629) +€681m Pre-tax income (loss) 107(565) +€672m
(100) (30) na Income tax (60) (10) na
(3) (1) na Share in net income/(loss) of equity affiliates - - na
(51)(660) +€609m Net income 47(575) +€622m
(9) (93) na Attributable to non-controlling interests (4) (82) na
(42)(567) +€525m Net income, Group share51(493) +€544m
(3.3)(49.6) na Net earnings per share (in €) *3.7(43.1) na

na=not applicable
* H1 and Q2 2020 figures adjusted for new number of shares following reverse stock split effective on May 25 2020

Summary consolidated balance sheet

In € million
Assets 6/30/202112/31/2020Liabilities 6/30/202112/31/2020
Equity - Group share * 1,602 (187)
Non-controlling interests 231 321
Net intangible assets 44 50 Total equity 1,833134
Goodwill 27 25 Shareholder loan -9
Net property, plant and equipment 1,748 1,718 Bank loans and other borrowings (A) 1,398 1,751
Biological assets 39 30 Lease debt (D) 58 84
Equity affiliates 40 42 Employee benefit commitments 170 203
Other non-current assets 140 128 Deferred taxes 16 20
Deferred taxes 205 187 Provisions and other long-term liabilities 202 142
Total non-current assets 2,2432,180Total non-current liabilities 1,8442,200
Inventories 870 664 Provisions 68 104
Trade and other receivables 588 468 Overdraft and other short-term borrowings (B) 511 1,853
Derivatives - assets 13 37 Lease debt (E) 18 24
Other current assets 256 203 Trade payables 530 426
Cash and cash equivalents (C)

1,189

1,390

Derivatives - liabilities 15 21
Other current liabilities 374 241
Total current assets 2,9162,762Total current liabilities 1,5162,669
Assets held for sale and discontinued operations 42 107 Liabilities held for sale and discontinued operations 8 37
Total assets 5,2015,049Total equity and liabilities 5,2015,049
* Net income (loss), Group share(42)(1,206)
Net debt (A+B-C)7202,214
Lease debt (D+E)75108

Free cash flow

First-half 2021First-half 2020Change In € millionQ2 2021Q2 2020Change
(2) (96) +€94m Cash flow from operating activities (A) (15) (65) +€50m
(139) (99) -€40m Change in operating WCR [+ decrease, (increase)] (B) (92) 20 -€112m
(56) (63) +€7m Gross capital expenditure (C) (28) (32) +€4m
(197)(258)+€61mFree cash flow (A)+(B)+(C)(135)(77)-€58m

Cash flow statement

First-half 2021First-half 2020 In € millionQ2 2021Q2 2020
(2) (96) Cash flow from operating activities (15) (65)
(139) (99) Change in operating WCR [+ decrease, (increase)] (92) 20
(141) (195) Net cash flow from operating activities (107) (45)
(56) (63) Gross capital expenditure (28) (32)
1,691 (38) Asset disposals & other items 1,780 17
1,494 (296) Change in net debt [+ decrease, (increase)] 1,645 (60)
7202,326Financial net debt (end of period) 7202,326

Definitions of non-GAAP financial data

Data at constant exchange rates: the data presented « at constant exchange rates » is calculated by eliminating the translation effect into euros for the revenue of the Group’s entities whose functional currency is not the euro. The translation effect is eliminated by applying Year N-1 exchange rates to Year N revenue of the contemplated entities.

Free cash flow: Free cash-flow (FCF) is defined as cash flow from operating activities minus gross capital expenditure and plus/minus change in operating working capital requirement.

Gross capital expenditure: gross capital expenditure is defined as the sum of cash outflows for acquisitions of property, plant and equipment and intangible assets and cash outflows for acquisitions of biological assets.

Industrial margin: the industrial margin is defined as the difference between revenue and cost of sales (i.e. after allocation of industrial variable costs and industrial fixed costs), before depreciation.

Lease debt: defined as the present value of unavoidable future lease payments 

Net debt: consolidated net debt is defined as Bank loans and other borrowings plus Overdrafts and other short-term borrowings minus Cash and cash equivalents. Net debt excludes lease debt.

Net working capital requirement: defined as working capital requirement net of provisions for inventories and trade receivables; net working capital requirement days are computed on an annualized quarterly sales basis.

Operating working capital requirement: includes working capital requirement as well as other receivables and payables.

Working capital requirement: defined as trade receivables plus inventories minus trade payables (excluding provisions).

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Repurchase of shares in Millicom24.9.2021 23:00:00 CEST | Press release

Repurchase of shares in Millicom Luxembourg, September24, 2021 - During the period September 16, 2021 – September 22, 2021, Millicom repurchased a total of 122,612 of its Swedish Depository Receipts (SDRs), hereinafter referred to as shares within the framework of the repurchase program announced on July 29, 2021 (the Repurchase Program), details of which are shown in the table below. DateNumber of shares repurchasedWeighted average repurchaseprice (SEK) excluding commissionsTotal daily transaction value (SEK), excluding commissions 16/09/2021 17,000 315.2166 5,358,682.20 17/09/2021 13,000 316.9849 4,120,803.70 20/09/2021 47,000 310.3055 14,584,358.50 21/09/2021 22,000 312.2228 6,868,901.60 22/09/2021 23,612 311.9609 7,366,020.77 All purchases were carried out on Nasdaq Stockholm by Citigroup Global Markets Limited on behalf of Millicom. Following the purchases, as of September 22, 2021, Millicom holds 915,037 treasury shares and has repurchased 739,438 shares under the Repurchase Prog

Jotul Holdings SA's direct subsidiary Jøtul AS issues senior secured floating rate bonds of NOK 475,000,00024.9.2021 18:00:00 CEST | Press release

Jotul Holdings SA's direct subsidiary Jøtul AS has successfully issued senior secured floating rate bonds in an amount of NOK 475,000,000 under a framework of up to NOK 750,000,000 with ISIN NO0011104069. The bonds were issued at par, are due in October 2024 and carry a floating interest rate of NIBOR 3m + 6.95 per cent. The proceeds from the bond issue will be used to finance, redemption of existing debt including Jotul Holdings SA's existing bond loan with ISIN NO0010815749, as well as general corporate purposes. Pareto Securities AB acted as sole arranger and bookrunner in connection with the bond issue. For more information, please visit Jotul Holdings SA’s website at www.intl.jotul.com/investor-relations or contact: Pareto Securities in capacity of Sole Bookrunner and Financial Advisor: Markus Wirenhammar, Head of Investment Banking Tel: +46 708 72 51 86 Jotul Holdings SA: Nils Agnar Brunborg, Chief Executive Officer Tel: +47 90 60 55 7869 35 90 00 Mail: Nils.Brunborg@jotul.no Thi

Nordic American Tankers Ltd (NAT) – Board Members of NAT buy stock in NAT24.9.2021 16:28:10 CEST | Press release

Friday, September 24, 2021 Dear Shareholders and Investors, All Board Members of NAT have recently increased their shareholdings in the company. The Founder, Chairman & CEO, Herbjorn Hansson, Norway, bought 75,000 shares in NAT September 17. Board Member Alexander Hansson, Monaco, bought 100,000 shares in NAT August 31, and 50,000 shares September 20. Board Member Jim Kelly, New York, has also adjusted his holding upwards to 175,000 shares in NAT. Doug Penick of Dallas, Texas, joined the Board at the NAT AGM July 19, 2021. He has already accumulated 125,000 shares in NAT. It is a strong sign of confidence that board members buy stock in our company. The Hansson family is the third largest shareholder group in NAT. Sincerely, Herbjorn Hansson Founder, Chairman & CEO Nordic American Tankers Ltd. www.nat.bm CAUTIONARY STATEMENT REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS Matters discussed in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements. The Private Securities Litigation Reform Ac

CONDITIONS FOR RIKSBANK BID PROCEDURE KOMMUNINVEST BONDS24.9.2021 16:20:00 CEST | Press release

Bid procedure, 2021-09-28BondsKOMMUNINVEST I SVERIGE: 2410. SE0010469205. 2024-10-02 KOMMUNINVEST I SVERIGE: 2602, SE0013745452, 2026-02-04 BidsBids on interest and volume are entered via Bloomberg Bond Auction SystemBid date2021-09-28Bid times10.00-11.00 (CET/CEST) on the Bid dateRequested volume (corresponding nominal amount)2410: 1500 mln SEK +/-750 mln SEK 2602: 1000 mln SEK +/-500 mln SEK Highest permitted bid volume (corresponding nominal amount)2410: 1500 mln SEK per bid 2602: 1000 mln SEK per bid Lowest permitted bid volume (corresponding nominal amount)SEK 50 million per bidExpected allocation timeNot later than 11.15 (CET/CEST) on the Bid dateDelivery and payment date2021-09-30Delivery of bondsTo the Riksbank's account in Euroclear Sweden AB's securities settlement system 1 4948 6383General Terms and ConditionsGeneral Terms and Conditions General Terms and Conditions för the Riksbank’s Purchases of Bonds via Bid Procedure 2020:3. dated 20 November 2020 (see the Riksbank´s web

CONDITIONS FOR THE RIKSBANK´S PURCHASES OF COMMERCIAL PAPER24.9.2021 16:20:00 CEST | Press release

Bid procedure, 2021-09-29CertificateCommercial paper issued in SEK by non-financial companies with their registered office in Sweden and with a remaining maturity of up to six months on the Bid date. i.e. with the latest maturity date as of 2022-03-29 Delivery may not be made in commercial paper purchased by the Counterparty from the issuer less than one week prior to the date for announcing the Special terms, i.e. the purchase may not have been made after 2021-09-17 BidsCounterparties may make one bid per Credit rating class and maturity class. Bids are made to tel 08-696 69 70 and confirmed by e-mail to EOL@riksbank.se.Bid date2021-09-29Bid times09.00-09.30 (CET/CEST) on the Bid dateRequested volume (corresponding nominal amount)SEK 4 billionHighest permitted bid volume (corresponding nominal amount)The total bid volume from one Counterparty for the two Credit rating classes may not exceed SEK 4 billion. No bid may contain Commercial paper in excess of SEK 250 million issued by the s

CONDITIONS FOR RIKSBANK REVERSED AUCTIONS SEK GOVERNMENT BONDS24.9.2021 16:20:00 CEST | Press release

Bid procedure, 2021-10-01BondsSWEDISH GOVERNMENT: 1062. SE0013935319. 2031-05-12 SWEDISH GOVERNMENT: 1063, SE0015193313, 2045-11-24 Bid date2021-10-01Bid times09.00-10.00 (CET/CEST) on the Bid dateRequested volume (corresponding nominal amount)1062: 500 mln SEK +/-250 mln SEK 1063: 500 mln SEK +/-250 mln SEK Highest permitted bid volume (corresponding nominal amount)1062: 500 mln SEK per bid 1063: 500 mln SEK per bid Lowest permitted bid volume (corresponding nominal amount)SEK 50 million per bidExpected allocation timeNot later than 10.15 (CET/CEST) on the Bid dateDelivery and payment date2021-10-05Delivery of bondsTo the Riksbank's account in Euroclear Sweden AB's securities settlement system 1 4948 6383 Stockholm, 2021-09-24 This is a translation of the special terms and conditions published on www.riksbank.se. In the case of any inconsistency between the English translation and the Swedish language version, the Swedish language version shall prevail. Complete terms and conditions c

CONDITIONS FOR RIKSBANK REVERSED AUCTIONS SEK COVERED BONDS24.9.2021 16:20:00 CEST | Press release

Bid procedure, 2021-09-30BondsSWEDBANK HYPOTEK AB: 196. SE0015244991. 2026-03-18 STADSHYPOTEK AB: 1587, SE0010441303, 2023-06-01 SWEDISH COVERED BOND: 147, SE0009383664, 2026-06-17 SKANDINAVISKA ENSKILDA: 575, SE0010546572, 2022-12-21 LANSFORSAKRINGAR HYPOTEK: 516, SE0009190390, 2023-09-20 DANSKE HYPOTEK AB: 2512, SE0013877214, 2025-12-17 NORDEA HYPOTEK AB: 5534, SE0012230415, 2024-09-18 Bid date2021-09-30Bid times09.00-10.00 (CET/CEST) on the Bid dateRequested volume (corresponding nominal amount)196: 400 mln SEK +/-200 mln SEK 1587: 1900 mln SEK +/-950 mln SEK 147: 700 mln SEK +/-350 mln SEK 575: 500 mln SEK +/-250 mln SEK 516: 600 mln SEK +/-300 mln SEK 2512: 500 mln SEK +/-250 mln SEK 5534: 400 mln SEK +/-200 mln SEK Highest permitted bid volume (corresponding nominal amount)196: 400 mln SEK per bid 1587: 1900 mln SEK per bid 147: 700 mln SEK per bid 575: 500 mln SEK per bid 516: 600 mln SEK per bid 2512: 500 mln SEK per bid 5534: 400 mln SEK per bid Lowest permitted bid volume (co