Materion Corp (MTRN) SEC Filing 8-K Material Event for the period ending Thursday, February 17, 2022

Materion Corp

CIK: 1104657 Ticker: MTRN

Materion Corporation Reports Record Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2021 Financial Results and Provides 2022 Guidance

MAYFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio - (BUSINESS WIRE) – February 17, 2022 - Materion Corporation (NYSE: MTRN) today reported fourth quarter and full-year 2021 financial results, provided 2022 earnings guidance, and shared an update on key strategic initiatives.

Fourth Quarter 2021 Highlights

Net sales were $397.2 million; value-added sales increased 27% year over year to a record $237.4 million

Operating profit was $15.5 million; adjusted earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) was a record at $28.1 million, or 11.8% of value-added sales, a 180-basis point margin expansion year over year

Net income of $0.95 per share, diluted; adjusted earnings per share of $1.03, up 47% year over year

Full Year 2021 Highlights

Net sales were $1.5 billion; value-added sales were a record $859.7 million, up 29% from the prior year

Operating profit was $77.1 million; record adjusted EBIT of $99.4 million, an increase of 79% over prior year

Net income of $3.50 per share, diluted; record adjusted earnings per share of $3.81, up 88% from prior year

Completed transformational acquisition of HCS-Electronic Materials, largest in company’s history

Completed construction of customer funded Precision Clad Strip facility positioning for step-change growth in 2022

“Our team continues to raise the bar for outstanding performance, meeting continued strong end market demand from our customers while also delivering the substantial benefits of our organic and inorganic growth initiatives,” Jugal Vijayvargiya, Materion President and Chief Executive

Officer said. “The achievement of another record quarter caps off a record year where our strategic transformation and related initiatives aimed at delivering above market growth combined with improved pricing and operational excellence contributed to significantly higher earnings and enhanced margins."

“We expect to deliver another record year in 2022, as the integrations of both HCS-Electronic Materials and Optics Balzers and the completion of our customer-funded precision clad strip project expand our access to high-growth, high value markets and applications,” Vijayvargiya added. “These initiatives, combined with the progress we’re making on numerous megatrend-aligned growth projects have us well-positioned for long-term sustainable growth.”


Net sales for the fourth quarter of 2021 were $397.2 million, compared to $339.7 million in the prior year fourth quarter. Value-added sales of $237.4 million were a record for any quarter, up 27% from the prior year quarter, driven by strong performance across several major end markets including semiconductor, industrial and automotive, as well as the benefit of the HCS-Electronic Materials acquisition.

Operating profit for the fourth quarter was $15.5 million and net income was $19.7 million, or $0.95 per diluted share, compared to an operating profit of $6.8 million and net income of $8.1 million, or $0.39 per diluted share in the prior year period. Excluding special items, detailed in the attached tables, adjusted EBIT was $28.1 million in the fourth quarter, another quarterly record and an increase of 50% versus the prior year period.

Adjusted net income was $21.4 million, or $1.03 per diluted share, an increase of 47% compared to $0.70 per share in the prior year period.


Net sales were $1.5 billion, an increase of 28% as compared to the prior year. Value-added sales of $859.7 million were up 29% from the prior year. Double-digit organic value-added sales growth across all major end markets, as well as incremental sales related to the acquisition of HCS-Electronic Materials drove the increase.

Operating profit for the full year was $77.1 million and net income was $72.5 million, or $3.50 per diluted share. Excluding special items (detailed in the attached tables), adjusted EBIT was $99.4 million, up 79% from the prior year of $55.4 million. The year-over-year increase in earnings was primarily driven by higher demand, improved pricing, and strong operating performance.

Adjusted net income was $78.8 million, or $3.81 per diluted share, as compared to $2.03 per diluted share in 2020, an increase of 88%.


With strong end market demand, organic outgrowth resulting from our customer initiatives, and the full year impact of our HCS-Electronic Materials acquisition, 2022 adjusted earnings per share is expected to be in the range of $4.80 to $5.20. Excluding acquisition related

amortization, adjusted earnings per share is expected to be in the range of $5.30 to $5.70, an increase of 35% at the midpoint versus the comparable prior year metric.


It is not possible for the Company to identify the amount or significance of future adjustments associated with potential insurance and litigation claims, legacy environmental costs, acquisition and integration costs, certain income tax items, or other non-routine costs that the Company adjusts in the presentation of adjusted earnings guidance. These items are dependent on future events that are not reasonably estimable at this time. Accordingly, the Company is unable to reconcile without unreasonable effort the forecasted range of adjusted earnings guidance for the full year to a comparable GAAP range. However, items excluded from the Company's adjusted earnings guidance include the historical adjustments noted in Attachments 4 and 5 to this press release.


Materion Corporation will host an investor conference call with analysts at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time, February 17, 2022. The conference call will be available via webcast through the Company’s website at or through By phone, please dial (888) 506-0062. Calls outside the U.S. can dial (973) 528-0011; please reference participant access code of 651701 if dialing in. A replay of the call will be available until March 3, 2022 by dialing (877) 481-4010 or (919) 882-2331 if international; please reference replay ID number 44225. The call will also be archived on the Company’s website.


Portions of the narrative set forth in this document that are not statements of historical or current facts are forward-looking statements. Our actual future performance may materially differ from that contemplated by the forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of factors. These factors include, in addition to those mentioned elsewhere herein: our ability to achieve the strategic and other objectives related to the acquisition of HCS-Electronic Materials, including any expected synergies; our ability to successfully integrate the HCS-Electronic Materials business and other such acquisitions and achieve the expected results of the acquisition, the ultimate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our business, results of operations, financial condition, and liquidity; the global economy, including the impact of tariffs and trade agreements; the condition of the markets which we serve, whether defined geographically or by segment; changes in product mix and the financial condition of customers; our success in developing and introducing new products and new product ramp-up rates; our success in passing through the costs of raw materials to customers or otherwise mitigating fluctuating prices for those materials, including the impact of fluctuating prices on inventory values; our success implementing our strategic plans and the timely and successful completion and start-up of any capital projects; other financial and economic factors, including the cost and availability of raw materials (both base and precious metals), physical inventory valuations, metal financing fees, tax rates, exchange rates, interest rates, pension costs and required cash contributions and other employee benefit costs, energy costs, regulatory compliance costs, the cost and availability of insurance, credit availability, and the impact of the Materion’s stock price on the cost of incentive compensation plans; the uncertainties related to the impact of war, terrorist activities, and acts of God; changes in government regulatory requirements and the enactment of new legislation that

impacts our obligations and operations; the conclusion of pending litigation matters in accordance with our expectation that there will be no material adverse effects; the disruptions on operations from, and other effects of, catastrophic and other extraordinary events; and the risk factors set forth in Part 1, Item 1A of our 2020 Annual Report on Form 10-K.

Materion Corporation is headquartered in Mayfield Heights, Ohio. The Company, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, supplies highly engineered advanced enabling materials to global markets. Products include precious and non-precious specialty metals, inorganic chemicals and powders, specialty coatings, specialty engineered beryllium alloys, beryllium and beryllium composites, and engineered clad and plated metal systems.

Investor Contact: Media Contact:
John Zaranec Jason Saragian
(216) 383-4010 (216) 383-6893
Mayfield Hts-g

Attachment 1
Materion Corporation and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Statements of Income

Fourth Quarter EndedYear Ended
(In thousands except per share amounts)December 31, 2021December 31, 2020December 31, 2021December 31, 2020
Net sales$397,231 $339,689 $1,510,644 $1,176,274 
Cost of sales324,159 283,892 1,226,882 983,641 
Gross margin73,072 55,797 283,762 192,633 
Selling, general, and administrative expense45,746 34,671 163,777 133,963 
Research and development expense7,411 6,179 26,575 20,283 
Goodwill impairment charges —  9,053 
Asset impairment charges (294) 1,419 
Restructuring expense(60)4,093 (438)11,237 
Other — net4,465 4,320 16,737 8,463 
Operating profit15,510 6,828 77,111 8,215 
Other non-operating (income) expense—net(1,283)(1,068)(5,115)(3,939)
Interest expense — net2,421 1,040 4,901 3,879 
Income before income taxes14,372 6,856 77,325 8,275 
Income tax (benefit) expense(5,311)(1,210)4,851 (7,187)
Net income$19,683 $8,066 $72,474 $15,462 
Basic earnings per share:
Net income per share of common stock$0.96 $0.40 $3.55 $0.76 
Diluted earnings per share:
Net income per share of common stock$0.95 $0.39 $3.50 $0.75 
Weighted-average number of shares of common stock outstanding:
Basic20,445 20,328 20,422 20,338 
Diluted20,732 20,606 20,689 20,603 


Attachment 2
Materion Corporation and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Thousands)December 31, 2021December 31, 2020
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents$14,462 $25,878 
Accounts receivable, net223,553 166,447 
Inventories, net361,115 250,778 
Prepaid and other current assets28,122 20,896 
Total current assets627,252 463,999 
Deferred income taxes5,431 3,134 
Property, plant, and equipment1,132,223 998,312 
Less allowances for depreciation, depletion, and amortization(723,248)(688,626)
Property, plant, and equipment—net408,975 309,686 
Operating lease, right-of-use assets63,096 62,089 
Intangible assets156,736 54,672 
Other assets27,369 19,364 
Goodwill318,620 144,916 
Total Assets$1,607,479 $1,057,860 
Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity
Current liabilities
Short-term debt$15,359 $1,937 
Accounts payable86,243 55,640 
Salaries and wages37,544 18,809 
Other liabilities and accrued items53,388 40,887 
Income taxes4,205 1,898 
Unearned revenue7,770 7,713 
Total current liabilities204,509 126,884 
Other long-term liabilities14,954 14,313 
Operating lease liabilities57,099 56,761 
Finance lease liabilities16,327 20,539 
Retirement and post-employment benefits33,394 41,877 
Unearned income97,962 86,761 
Long-term income taxes1,190 2,689 
Deferred income taxes27,216 15,864 
Long-term debt434,388 36,542 
Shareholders’ equity720,440 655,630 
Total Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity$1,607,479 $1,057,860 


Attachment 3
Materion Corporation and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income$72,474 $15,462 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:
Depreciation, depletion, and amortization44,137 42,384 
Amortization of deferred financing costs in interest expense967 790 
Stock-based compensation expense (non-cash)
6,517 5,528 
Amortization of pension and post-retirement costs437 (151)
(Gain) loss on sale of property, plant, and equipment(282)466 
Deferred income tax (benefit) expense(12,957)(9,850)
Impairment charges 10,472 
Net pension curtailments and settlements 94 
Changes in assets and liabilities, net of acquired assets and liabilities:
Decrease (increase) in accounts receivable
Decrease (increase) in inventory(43,458)(1,288)
Decrease (increase) in prepaid and other current assets(3,855)2,475 
Increase (decrease) in accounts payable and accrued expenses40,219 (21,877)
Increase (decrease) in unearned revenue106 2,935 
Increase (decrease) in interest and taxes payable
Increase (decrease) in unearned income due to customer prepayments13,752 54,103 
Domestic pension plan contributions — 
Other-net2,894 378 
Net cash provided by operating activities90,241 101,057 
Cash flows from investing activities:
Payments for acquisition, net of cash acquired(392,240)(130,715)
Payments for purchase of property, plant, and equipment(102,910)(67,274)
Payments for mine development — 
Proceeds from settlement of currency exchange contract 3,249 
Proceeds from sale of property, plant, and equipment881 33 
Net cash used in investing activities(494,269)(194,707)
Cash flows from financing activities:
Proceeds from borrowings under revolving credit agreement, net118,297 34,000 
Proceeds from term loan300,000 — 
Repayment of long-term debt(2,054)(20,634)
Principal payments under finance lease obligations(2,819)(2,213)
Cash dividends paid(9,697)(9,257)
Deferred financing costs(7,403)— 
Repurchase of common stock (6,766)
Payments of withholding taxes for stock-based compensation awards(3,318)(2,221)
Net cash used in financing activities393,006 (7,091)
Effects of exchange rate changes(394)1,612 
Net change in cash and cash equivalents(11,416)(99,129)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period25,878 125,007 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period$14,462 $25,878 


Attachment 4
Materion Corporation and Subsidiaries
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measure - Value-added Sales, Operating Profit, and EBIT
Fourth Quarter EndedYear Ended
(Millions)December 31, 2021December 31, 2020December 31, 2021December 31, 2020
Net Sales
Performance Alloys and Composites$136.4 $102.3 $511.9 $394.2 
Advanced Materials$228.3 195.0 866.8 670.9 
Precision Optics$32.5 42.4 131.9 111.2 
Other— — — — 
 Total$397.2 $339.7 $1,510.6 $1,176.3 
 Less: Pass-through Metal Cost
Performance Alloys and Composites$20.6 $12.3 $71.5 $48.9 
Advanced Materials138.8 136.1 577.7 450.3 
Precision Optics0.1 3.6 0.1 9.3 
Other0.3 0.5 1.6 2.6 
 Total$159.8 $152.5 $650.9 $511.1 
 Value-added Sales (non-GAAP)
Performance Alloys and Composites$115.8 $90.0 $440.4 $345.3 
Advanced Materials89.5 58.9 289.1 220.6 
Precision Optics32.4 38.8 131.8 101.9 
 Total$237.4 $187.2 $859.7 $665.2 
Gross Margin
Performance Alloys and Composites$33.0 $20.9 $132.4 $82.0 
Advanced Materials27.3 20.9 100.8 73.8 
Precision Optics12.5 13.8 51.0 37.2 
Other0.3 0.2 (0.4)(0.4)
 Total$73.1 $55.8 $283.8 $192.6 
Operating Profit (Loss)
Performance Alloys and Composites$16.2 $3.7 $67.9 $13.6 
Advanced Materials8.8 6.7 35.3 22.1 
Precision Optics3.7 1.7 14.2 (4.4)
 Total$15.5 $6.8 $77.1 $8.2 


Fourth Quarter EndedYear Ended
(Millions)December 31, 2021December 31, 2020December 31, 2021December 31, 2020
Special Items
Performance Alloys and Composites$1.6 $8.1 $1.6 $25.8 
Advanced Materials3.7 0.5 3.7 1.3 
Precision Optics— 2.5 0.4 15.5 
Other6.0 (0.3)11.5 0.7 
 Total$11.3 $10.8 $17.2 $43.3 
Operating Profit (Loss) Excluding Special Items
Performance Alloys and Composites$17.8 $11.8 $69.5 $39.4 
Advanced Materials12.5 7.2 39.0 23.4 
Precision Optics3.7 4.2 14.6 11.1 
 Total$26.8 $17.6 $94.3 $51.5 
Non-Operating (Income) Expense
Performance Alloys and Composites$0.2 $0.1 $0.6 $0.6 
Advanced Materials— — 0.1 0.1 
Precision Optics(0.2)(0.1)(0.8)(0.3)
EBIT Excluding Special Items
Performance Alloys and Composites$17.6 $11.7 $68.9 $38.8 
Advanced Materials12.5 7.2 38.9 23.3 
Precision Optics3.9 4.3 15.4 11.4 
 Total$28.1 $18.7 $99.4 $55.4 
The cost of gold, silver, platinum, palladium, copper, ruthenium, iridium, rhodium, rhenium, and osmium is passed through to customers and, therefore, the trends and comparisons of net sales are affected by movements in the market price of these metals. Internally, management also reviews net sales on a value-added basis. Value-added sales is a non-GAAP financial measure that deducts the value of the pass-through metals sold from net sales. Value-added sales allows management to assess the impact of differences in net sales between periods or segments and analyze the resulting margins and profitability without the distortion of the movements in pass-through metal prices. The dollar amount of gross margin and operating profit is not affected by the value-added sales calculation. During the first quarter of 2021, the Company added ruthenium, iridium, rhodium, rhenium, and osmium to its definition of value-added sales as the costs of these materials are treated as pass-through. Prior period value-added sales amounts have been recast to reflect this change. The Company sells other metals and materials that are not considered direct pass throughs, and these costs are not deducted from net sales to calculate value-added sales.

The Company’s pricing policy is to pass the cost of these metals on to customers in order to mitigate the impact of price volatility on the Company’s results from operations. Value-added information is being presented since changes in metal prices may not directly impact profitability. It is the Company’s intent to allow users of the financial statements to review sales with and without the impact of the pass-through metals.

Attachment 5
Materion Corporation and Subsidiaries
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures - Profitability
Fourth Quarter EndedYear Ended
(Millions except per share amounts)December 31, 2021December 31, 2020December 31, 2021December 31, 2020
GAAP as Reported
Net sales$397.2 $339.7 $1,510.6 $1,176.3 
Operating profit (loss)15.5 6.8 77.1 8.2 
Non-operating (income) expense(1.3)(1.1)(5.1)(3.9)
Net income19.7 8.1 72.5 15.5 
Shares outstanding - Diluted20,732 20,606 20,689 20,603 
EPS - Diluted$0.95 $0.39 $3.50 $0.75 
Operating Profit Special Items
Impairment charges$— $(0.3)$— $10.5 
Mine development costs— 5.6 — 12.9 
Forfeiture of non-cash stock-based compensation— (0.6)(2.1)
Non-cash inventory adjustment— — — 1.3 
Cost reduction initiatives— 4.5 0.4 11.7 
COVID-19 related costs— 0.4 — 4.1 
Merger and acquisition costs11.3 1.0 16.8 8.0 
Foreign currency hedge gain— — — (3.3)
Legacy legal & environmental costs— 0.2 — 0.2 
Total Operating Profit Special Items$11.3 $10.8 $17.2 $43.3 
Operating Profit Special Items - net of tax$8.7 $8.3 $13.2 $33.4 
Tax Special Items(1)
Special items per diluted share$0.08 $0.31 $0.31 $1.28 
Non-GAAP Measures - Adjusted Profitability
Value-added (VA) sales$237.4 $187.2 $859.7 $665.2 
Operating profit26.8 17.6 94.3 51.5 
Operating profit % of VA11.3 %9.4 %11.0 %7.7 %
EBIT28.1 18.7 99.4 55.4 
EBIT % of VA11.8 %10.0 %11.6 %8.3 %
Net income21.4 14.4 78.8 41.8 
EPS - Diluted$1.03 $0.70 $3.81 $2.03 
EPS impact of acquisition amortization(2)
0.10 0.05 0.25 0.10 
EPS excluding acquisition amortization - Diluted$1.13 $0.75 $4.06 $2.13 
(1) Q4 2021 Tax Special Items include a $6.9 million valuation allowance reversal.
(2)Acquisition amortization was $2.5 million ($2.0 million net of tax) and $1.1 million ($1.1 million net of tax) in the fourth quarter of 2021 and 2020, respectively. Acquisition amortization was $5.8 million ($5.2 million net of tax) and $2.2 million ($2.1 million net of tax) for the full year of 2021 and 2020, respectively.
In addition to presenting financial statements prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), this earnings release contains financial measures, including operating profit, segment operating profit, earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT), net income, and earnings per share, on a non-GAAP basis. As detailed in the above reconciliation and Attachment 4, we have adjusted the results for certain special items such as non-cash impairment charges, non-cash inventory adjustments, cost reduction initiatives (i.e., severance), COVID-19 related costs, merger and acquisition costs, certain foreign currency hedge gains, and certain discrete income tax items from the applicable GAAP financial measure. Internally, management reviews the results of operations without the impact of these costs in order to assess the profitability from ongoing activities. We are providing this information because we believe it will assist investors in analyzing our financial results and, when viewed in conjunction with the GAAP results, provide a more comprehensive understanding of the factors and trends affecting our operations.

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Ticker: MTRN
CIK: 1104657
Form Type: 8-K Corporate News
Accession Number: 0001104657-22-000015
Submitted to the SEC: Thu Feb 17 2022 7:19:38 AM EST
Accepted by the SEC: Thu Feb 17 2022
Period: Thursday, February 17, 2022
Industry: Metal Forgings And Stampings
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