31 October 2019

FCA: 2019 third quarter results


Record Adjusted EBIT of € 2.0 billion for both the Group and North America, with record margins of 7.2% and 10.6%, respectively. Full-year guidance confirmed. Rationalized product portfolio plans result in non-cash impairment charges of €1.4 billion and a Net loss from continuing operations of € 0.2 billion. 



(1) All results for the three months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018 exclude Magneti Marelli following its presentation as a discontinued operation in the three months ended September 30, 2018 and subsequent disposal on May 2, 2019;
(2) Refer to page 3 for the reconciliations of Net (loss)/profit to Adjusted EBIT, page 4 for the reconciliations of Net (loss)/profit to Adjusted net profit, Diluted EPS to Adjusted diluted EPS and of Cash flows from operating activities to Industrial free cash flows;
(3) Adjusted EBIT excludes certain adjustments from Net (loss)/profit from continuing operations, including: gains/(losses) on the disposal of investments, restructuring, impairments, asset write-offs and unusual income/(expenses) that are considered rare or discrete events that are infrequent in nature, and also excludes Net financial expenses and Tax expense/(benefit);
(4) Adjusted net profit is calculated as Net (loss)/profit from continuing operations excluding post-tax impacts of the same items excluded from Adjusted EBIT, as well as financial income/(expenses) and tax income/(expenses) considered rare or discrete events that are infrequent in nature;
(5) Adjusted diluted EPS is calculated by adjusting Diluted (loss)/earnings per share from continuing operations for the impact per share of the same items excluded from Adjusted net profit;
(6) Industrial free cash flows is calculated as Cash flows from operating activities less: cash flows from operating activities from discontinued operations; cash flows from operating activities related to financial services, net of eliminations; investments in property, plant and equipment and intangible assets for industrial activities; adjusted for net intercompany payments between continuing operations and discontinued operations; and adjusted for discretionary pension contributions in excess of those required by the pension plans, net of tax. The timing of Industrial free cash flows may be affected by the timing of monetization of receivables and the payment of accounts payable, as well as changes in other components of working capital, which can vary from period to period due to, among other things,cash management initiatives and other factors, some of which may be outside of the Group's control;
(7) Combined shipments include all shipments by the Group's unconsolidated joint ventures, whereas consolidated shipments only include shipments from the Group's consolidated subsidiaries.



This document contains forward-looking statements. In particular, these forward-looking statements include statements regarding future financial performance andthe Company's expectations as to the achievement of certain targeted metrics, including net cash/(debt) and net industrial cash/(debt), revenues, industrial freecash flows, vehicle shipments, capital investments, research and development costs and other expenses at any future date or for any future period are forward-looking statements. These statements may include terms such as "may", "will", "expect", "could", "should", "intend", "estimate", "anticipate", "believe", "remain","on track", "design", "target", "objective", "goal", "forecast", "projection", "outlook", "prospects", "plan", or similar terms. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance. Rather, they are based on the Group's current state of knowledge, future expectations and projections about future events and are, by their nature, subject to inherent risks and uncertainties. They relate to events and depend on circumstances that may or may not occur or exist in the future and, as such, undue reliance should not be placed on them. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed in forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of factors, including: the Group's ability to launch new products successfully and to maintain vehicle shipment volumes; changes in the global financial markets, general economic environment and changes in demand for automotive products, which is subject to cyclicality; changes in local economic and political conditions, changes in trade policy and the imposition of global and regional tariffs or tariffs targeted to the automotive industry, the enactment of tax reforms or other changes in tax laws and regulations; the Group's ability to expand certain of the Group's brands globally; the Group's ability to offer innovative, attractive products; the Group's ability to develop, manufacture and sell vehicles with advanced features including enhanced electrification, connectivity and autonomous driving characteristics; various types of claims, lawsuits, governmental investigations and other contingencies affecting the Group, including product liability and warranty claims and environmental claims, investigations and lawsuits; material operating expenditures in relation to compliance with environmental, health and safety regulations; the intense level of competition in the automotive industry, which may increase due to consolidation; exposure to short falls in the funding of the Group's defined benefit pension plans; the Group's ability to provide or arrange for access to adequate financing for the Group's dealers and retail customers and associated risks related to the establishment and operations of financial services companies, including capital required to be deployed to financial services; the Group's ability to access funding to execute the Group's business plan and improve the Group's business, financial condition and results of operations; a significant malfunction, disruption or security breach compromising the Group's information technology systems or the electronic control systems contained in the Group's vehicles; the Group's ability to realize anticipated benefits from joint venture arrangements; the Group's ability to successfully implement and execute strategic initiatives and transactions, including the Group's plans to separate certain businesses; disruptions arising from political, social and economic instability; risks associated with our relationships with employees, dealers and suppliers; increases in costs, disruptions of supply or shortages of raw materials; developments in labor and industrial relations, including any work stoppages, and developments in applicable labor laws; exchange rate fluctuations, interest rate changes, credit risk and other market risks; political and civil unrest; earthquakes or other disasters and other risks and uncertainties.Any forward-looking statements contained in this document speak only as of the date of this document and the Company disclaims any obligation to update or revise publicly forward-looking statements. Further information concerning the Group and its businesses, including factors that could materially affect the Company's financial results, is included in the Company's reports and filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the AFM and CONSOB.



On October 31, 2019, at 1p.m. GMT, management will hold a conference call to present the 2019 third quarter results and to update financial guidance for 2020. The call can be followed live and a recording will be available later on the Group's website (http://www.fcagroup.com/en-us/pages/home.aspx). The supporting document will be made available on the Group's website prior to the call.


London, October 31, 2019 




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