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Melrose Industries : 2022 Interim Assertion







THIS ANNOUNCEMENT CONTAINS INSIDE INFORMATION

8 September 2022

MELROSE INDUSTRIES PLC (‘MELROSE’ OR THE ‘COMPANY’)

INTENDED DEMERGER AND UNAUDITED RESULTS

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED 30 JUNE 2022

Melrose Industries PLC right this moment proclaims its interim outcomes for the six months ended 30 June 2022 (“the Interval”).

Highlights

Adjusted1 outcomes

Statutory outcomes

2022

20212

2022

20212

Persevering with operations

£m

£m

£m

£m

Income

3,878

3,719

3,594

3,431

Working revenue/(loss)

171

196

(317)

(156)

Revenue/(loss) earlier than tax

128

114

(358)

(275)

Diluted earnings per share

2.2p

1.8p

(6.3)p

(3.4)p

Web debt1

1,294

950

n/a

n/a

Leverage1

1.8x

1.3x

n/a

n/a

Intention to demerge GKN Automotive and GKN Powder Metallurgy3

  • Melrose proclaims right this moment its intention to separate the GKN Automotive and GKN Powder Metallurgy companies from the Melrose Group (the ‘Demerger’) by means of a demerger of shares in a brand new holding firm (‘DemergerCo’) to Melrose shareholders. It will end in two unbiased and individually listed firms, DemergerCo and Melrose Industries PLC, every with its personal distinct technique and acquisition platform
  • DemergerCo will probably be an unbiased, London headquartered group and can search admission to itemizing on the premium section of the Official Checklist and to buying and selling on the Principal Market of the London Inventory Alternate. It’s going to have a twin technique of worthwhile natural development in addition to focused M&A within the automotive sector, the place we see alternatives as a consolidator both through an all money acquisition or a share based mostly transaction
  • DemergerCo will successfully turn into an automotive platform, proudly owning each GKN Automotive, a world main provider of driveline applied sciences to the worldwide automotive business, and GKN Powder Metallurgy3, a world chief in each the manufacturing of steel powder and precision powder steel elements for the automotive and industrial sectors
  • The inner work underneath Melrose possession to place the companies to realize acknowledged margin targets for GKN Automotive and GKN Powder Metallurgy will probably be accomplished this yr and they’re effectively positioned for additional beneficial properties publish Demerger. Simon Peckham and Geoffrey Martin will probably be government administrators of DemergerCo, in addition to remaining Chief Government and Group Finance Director of Melrose. The present Chief Government and Finance Director of GKN Automotive, Liam Butterworth and Roberto Fioroni, will take up equal roles for DemergerCo

Melrose Industries PLC Stratton Home 5 Stratton Road London W1J 8LA Tel: 020 7647 4500 Fax: 020 7647 4501

Registered in England & Wales Registered no: 09800044 Registered workplace: 11th ground The Colmore Constructing Colmore Circus Queensway Birmingham

West Midlands B4 6AT

  • Melrose Industries PLC will retain possession of GKN Aerospace, a world-leading multi- expertise producer of airframe constructions, engine elements and electrical interconnection methods for the worldwide aerospace business, throughout each civil and defence platforms. Melrose’s profitable “Purchase, Enhance, Promote” technique can even proceed unchanged and the Board expects to pursue future acquisitions as quickly as doable publish Demerger. These may both be in aerospace or the broader industrial sector, as applicable
  • We intend to hunt shareholder approval for the proposed Demerger within the first half of 2023
    First Half Buying and selling Highlights for the Melrose Group
  • Melrose is buying and selling in step with expectations for the complete yr
  • First half outcomes are on the larger finish of expectations, serving to to de-risk the second half efficiency required to realize full yr expectations
  • The Group recorded an adjusted1 earnings per share of two.2 pence, 22% larger than the identical interval final yr. The statutory loss per share within the Interval was 6.3 pence per share (2021: 3.4 pence per share)
  • Group web debt1 at 30 June 2022 was £1,294 million (31 December 2021: £950 million; equal to £1,017 million at like-for-like alternate charges)
  • The Group selectively elevated its funding in working capital within the Interval, to help anticipated development and deal with constrained provide chains. As well as, previous to the Interval finish, the Group accomplished £119 million of the £500 million programme to purchase again Melrose shares
  • Group leverage1 at 30 June 2022 was 1.8x, or 1.6x if excluding the early purchase again of shares earlier than the Interval finish and previous to Ergotron proceeds being acquired in July
  • An interim dividend of 0.825 pence per share (2021: 0.75 pence per share) is asserted, 10% up on the earlier interval
  • The disposal of Ergotron accomplished publish the half yr, on 6 July, for whole proceeds of £519 million
    First Half Buying and selling Highlights for the Companies4
  • Aerospace restoration accelerated with income up 11% within the Interval, whereas working revenue improved by 65% and margins elevated by 1.5 proportion factors
  • Automotive efficiently managed unstable demand brought on by business provide chain points and income was broadly flat. Lifetime of programme enterprise wins of c.£2.6 billion had been achieved, with a file 55% proportion on electrical and full hybrid autos
  • Powder Metallurgy carried out effectively within the Interval, with underlying enterprise enhancements delivering a ten.5% adjusted working margin regardless of decrease volumes from the availability constrained market
  • All Melrose companies are on observe to get better inflationary headwinds within the yr and stay dedicated to attaining beforehand acknowledged working margin targets as soon as finish markets get better. Within the first half Aerospace and Powder Metallurgy absolutely recovered inflation whereas Automotive has £30 million but to be agreed, however is on observe to be absolutely recovered by the top of the yr

Justin Dowley, Chairman of Melrose Industries PLC, right this moment mentioned:

“Since buying GKN in 2018 we’ve got reinvigorated every enterprise to realize its potential. The proposed Demerger now offers every an thrilling alternative to individually develop shareholder worth by natural development and acquisition in each platforms. In the meantime, we stay on observe to fulfill our full yr 2022 expectations with full inflation restoration and offering good momentum for the supposed Demerger within the new yr.”

  1. Described within the glossary to the 2022 Interim Monetary Statements. Comparatives for Stability Sheet measures are in opposition to the yr ended 31 December 2021
  2. Outcomes for the interval ended 30 June 2021 have been restated for discontinued operations
  3. Contains GKN Hydrogen
  4. Like for like development is calculated at fixed forex in opposition to 2021 outcomes

Enquiries:

Montfort Communications: +44 (0) 20 3514 0897

Nick Miles +44 (0) 7739 701634 / Charlotte McMullen +44 (0) 7921 881 800 [email protected]/ [email protected]

Investor Relations: +44 (0) 7974 974690 [email protected]

CHAIRMAN’S STATEMENT

Along with asserting the intention to demerge GKN Automotive and GKN Powder Metallurgy, I’m happy to report our interim outcomes for the six months ended 30 June 2022 (the “Interval”), which spotlight good progress throughout all Group companies and are on the larger finish of expectations, giving confidence in attaining full yr outcomes.

INTENDED DEMERGER OF GKN AUTOMOTIVE AND GKN POWDER METALLURGY

We’re excited to announce our intention to separate the GKN Automotive and GKN Powder Metallurgy companies from the Melrose Group to kind DemergerCo, an unbiased firm which is able to search admission to itemizing on the premium section of the Official Checklist and to buying and selling on the Principal Market of the London Inventory Alternate. It’s anticipated that this separation will probably be by means of a demerger of latest abnormal shares in DemergerCo on to Melrose shareholders.

The Demerger is anticipated to unlock worth for shareholders and can permit each Melrose Industries PLC and DemergerCo to fulfil their potential independently of their respective markets with clear natural development and strategic acquisition rationale. On admission, the newly unbiased DemergerCo can have a twin technique of pursuing natural market beating worthwhile development with sector main margins based mostly on its world expertise excellence and positioning. It’s going to even have the platform and unbiased entry to capital to make the most of the M&A alternatives accessible within the automotive sector.

In the meantime, the technique and construction of Melrose Industries PLC following the Demerger will probably be unaffected. It’s going to preserve its itemizing on the premium section of the Official Checklist, its admission to buying and selling on the Principal Market of the London Inventory Alternate and its possession of GKN Aerospace. Beneath its profitable “Purchase, Enhance, Promote” mannequin, which has delivered an annualised whole shareholder return of 18% since its first deal in 2005 and money returns to shareholders in extra of £5.7 billion, Melrose will proceed to hunt out worth enhancing acquisition alternatives, whether or not in aerospace or the broader industrial sector, to ship above market returns for shareholders. It’s anticipated that the Demerger will assist Melrose to pursue these thrilling alternatives at tempo.

Melrose has positioned each GKN Automotive and GKN Powder Metallurgy as wonderful mills of money, with sustainable world main expertise and skilled administration groups executing profitable methods on a transparent path to their margin targets of 10%+ and 14% respectively. The inner work underneath Melrose possession to rework GKN Automotive and GKN Powder Metallurgy to realize these acknowledged margin targets is materially full, though the complete run price advantages are but to be realised. Moreover, there are probably extra alternatives, past these introduced up to now, that would present additional upside to their efficiency.

A newly unbiased DemergerCo can have vital momentum for making additional operational beneficial properties. Already a world chief in automotive drive methods, and energy supply agnostic, GKN Automotive has loved nice success within the transition to electrical autos (‘EV’), particularly in its core enterprise, just lately rising forward of what’s an increasing and accelerating market. Equally, GKN Powder Metallurgy is leveraging its power to develop sooner than the market in addition to develop its product platform. Its main powder and sintering expertise has just lately enabled it to launch its thrilling e-motors magnet capabilities1 and it has vital EV alternatives in its core enterprise. Along with different EV transitional wins, that is anticipated to ship substantial annual income will increase and incremental margin development within the medium-term.

The tempo and scale of those natural beneficial properties is anticipated to proceed and be additional amplified by a proactive acquisition technique to safe strategic and worth enhancing targets within the automotive sector. To assist guarantee DemergerCo is well-positioned to execute on these alternatives, Simon Peckham and Geoffrey Martin will take up extra government directorship roles on the DemergerCo board, backed by transitional help from the broader Melrose group. Each can even proceed to carry out their present roles at Melrose Industries PLC all through because it additionally develops GKN Aerospace and pursues additional acquisitions.

The DemergerCo board will align to finest apply, led by an unbiased non-executive chairman and profit from chosen non-executive administrators with the requisite expertise and expertise to boost DemergerCo’s success. The excessive calibre CEO and Finance Director of GKN Automotive, Liam Butterworth and Roberto Fioroni, will assume these roles on the DemergerCo board, having beforehand served in equal positions for different listed firms. The capital construction for DemergerCo is meant to be equally conservative to that employed by Melrose at present, and is anticipated to incorporate a progressive dividend coverage.

We intend to launch the formal Demerger course of and to hunt shareholder approval within the first half of 2023, underpinned by the 2022 audited accounts. Your Board is worked up about delivering on the a number of alternatives this proposal provides for creating worth for shareholders and appears ahead to presenting the complete element to shareholders for his or her consideration and approval in the end.

RESULTS FOR THE CONTINUING GROUP

These outcomes embody statutory income for the Group of £3,594 million (2021: £3,431 million), an

adjusted revenue earlier than tax of £128 million (2021: £114 million) and a statutory loss earlier than tax of £358

million (2021: £275 million). The sale of Ergotron was agreed on 3 June and accomplished shortly after the top of the Interval, which means it was held on the market and proven as discontinued in these outcomes.

Additional particulars of those outcomes are contained within the Finance Director’s Assessment.

TRADING

Every of the companies has carried out effectively throughout the Interval. There have been good industrial wins for every of GKN Automotive and GKN Powder Metallurgy, regardless of market headwinds principally pushed by provide chain shortages. GKN Aerospace noticed the accelerating restoration of the civil aviation sector.

All companies had good success in recovering the numerous inflationary pressures by a mixture of industrial and operational initiatives, demonstrating their power. They continue to be strongly money generative, with the power to self-fund their capital expenditure, development in working capital and restructuring measures, the final of that are largely full for GKN Automotive and GKN Powder Metallurgy to realize their acknowledged margin targets, however stay in full swing for GKN Aerospace. This funding in working capital has led to a slight enhance in leverage to 1.8x EBITDA, or 1.6x EBITDA when excluding the share buyback executed throughout the Interval.

SALE OF ERGOTRON

The sale of Ergotron, which accomplished shortly after the Interval, marks the top of our possession of the companies from the Nortek acquisition. That acquisition has been extremely profitable each when it comes to doubling the preliminary funding and remodeling the companies themselves.

Adjusted working margins throughout the Nortek companies had been nearly doubled, which was coupled with a concentrate on worthwhile enterprise and robust money era. Melrose additionally invested closely in world main expertise and revitalised product portfolios, such because the transformatory StatePoint Liquid Cooling system for knowledge centres.

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All information about MELROSE INDUSTRIES PLC

Analyst Suggestions on MELROSE INDUSTRIES PLC

Gross sales 2022 7 662 M
8 788 M
8 788 M
Web revenue 2022 -277 M
-318 M
-318 M
Web Debt 2022 1 217 M
1 395 M
1 395 M
P/E ratio 2022 -18,4x
Yield 2022 1,48%
Capitalization 5 581 M
6 401 M
6 401 M
EV / Gross sales 2022 0,89x
EV / Gross sales 2023 0,85x
Nbr of Workers 37 784
Free-Float 98,2%

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