Visteon Corp. has announced first quarter 2017 results, reporting sales of $810 million, compared with $802 million in 2016. First quarter net income attributable to Visteon was $63 million or $1.91 per diluted share for 2017, compared with $19 million or 49 cents per diluted share for 2016.
First-quarter Electronics sales were $810 million, compared with $793 million for the same period in 2016. Electronics first-quarter net income was $55 million or $1.67 per diluted share for 2017, compared with $38 million or 99 cents per diluted share for 2016.
Electronics adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP financial measure as defined below, was $101 million for the first quarter, compared with $94 million in the same period last year. Electronics adjusted net income, a non-GAAP financial measure as defined below, was $57 million for the first quarter or $1.73 per diluted share, compared with $52 million or $1.35 per diluted share in the first quarter of 2016.
During the first quarter, global vehicle manufacturers awarded Visteon new business of $1.5 billion in lifetime revenue. The ongoing backlog, defined as cumulative remaining life-of-program booked sales, was approximately $16.7 billion as of March 31, 2017, up from $16.5 billion at the end of 2016.
“We had a strong first quarter, highlighted by record Electronics sales and adjusted EBITDA,” said Visteon President and CEO Sachin Lawande. “We won significant new business that raised our order backlog to an all-time high, with noteworthy wins in infotainment and in Asia – including our third SmartCore cockpit domain controller win and our first in China. We also benefited from key product launches at the end of 2016 and in early 2017. Our continued focus on operational improvements helped drive adjusted EBITDA as a percent of sales to 12.5 percent.”
Full-Year 2017 Outlook
Visteon affirmed its full-year 2017 guidance for its key financial metrics. The company projects 2017 sales of $3.1 billion to $3.2 billion. Adjusted EBITDA is projected in the range of $355 million to $370 million. Adjusted free cash flow, as defined below, for the Electronics Product Group is projected in the range of $165 million to $180 million.