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Visteon Announces Second Quarter 2014 Results
August 6, 2014
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By aftermarketNews staff
VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Visteon Corp. has announced second quarter 2014 results, reporting sales of $1.78 billion and a net loss attributable to Visteon of $155 million, or a loss of $3.35 per diluted share, which includes a $173 million loss related to the agreement to sell a majority of its interiors business.
 
Adjusted EBITDA was $193 million, compared with $163 million in the same period last year. As a result of the previously announced agreement to divest a majority of its interiors business, Visteon reclassified a significant portion of interiors results to discontinued operations and recast prior periods accordingly.
 
"We achieved record quarterly adjusted EBITDA on the underlying strength of our core thermal energy management and cockpit electronics businesses," said Tim Leuliette, president and CEO. "Our performance was buoyed by some positive customer agreements, and we also completed several actions under our value creation strategy – most notably the acquisition of Johnson Controls' electronics business. With our two profitable, technology-focused core businesses, Visteon is nicely positioned for growth and for continuing to deliver exceptional value to customers and shareholders."
 
Cash from operating activities including discontinued operations in the second quarter totaled $31 million, compared to $36 million from the same period in 2013. Adjusted free cash flow, a non-GAAP financial measure as defined below, including discontinued operations, was a use of $18 million for the second quarter of 2014.
 
On July 1, Visteon completed the purchase of the automotive electronics business of Johnson Controls in a cash transaction valued at $265 million, subject to adjustment. The newly combined electronics enterprise has annual sales of more than $3 billion and holds the No. 2 global position in driver information, with above-average growth rates for the cockpit electronics segment.
 
On July 31, Halla Visteon Climate Control Corp. (HVCC) completed the purchase of the automotive thermal and emissions product line of Cooper-Standard Automotive Inc., a subsidiary of Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc., in a move that expands HVCC's thermal energy management product portfolio and further diversifies its customer base. HVCC, which is 70 percent owned by Visteon, announced the cash transaction, valued at $46 million, on June 30.
 
Visteon adjusted its full-year 2014 guidance for its key financial metrics to reflect improved performance and the impact of discontinued operations and several transactions, including the Johnson Controls electronics acquisition. The company projects 2014 sales of $7.6 billion, adjusted EBITDA including discontinued operations in the range of $700 million to $730 million, adjusted free cash flow in the range of $125 million to $165 million, and adjusted earnings per share in the range of $2.98 to $3.62.