Materion Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2020 Financial Results and Provides First Quarter 2021 Earnings Guidance

February 22 (2021

Materion Corporation reported fourth quarter and full-year 2020 financial results, provided first quarter 2021 earnings guidance, and provided an update on key strategic initiatives.

Fourth Quarter 2020 Highlights

• Net sales were $339.7 million compared to $287.2 million in the third quarter; value-added sales increased 14% sequentially to $190.8 million
• Net income of $0.39 per share, diluted; adjusted earnings of $0.70 per share (including a $.06 per share increase from the change to FIFO accounting), up for the third consecutive quarter
• Advanced several key strategic initiatives including:
• Completed full quarter of shipments for the new precision clad engineered strip project
• Continued Optics Balzers integration, creating a world leader in precision optics
• Completed closure of LAC business; and
• Finalized restructuring in PAC to streamline operations and improve cost structure


Net sales for the fourth quarter of 2020 were $339.7 million, compared to $280.2 million in the prior year fourth quarter. Fourth quarter value-added sales of $190.8 million were up 14% from the third quarter of 2020.

Operating profit for the fourth quarter was $6.8 million, and net income was $8.1 million, or $0.39 per diluted share, compared to an operating loss of $0.6 million and net income of $5.5 million in the third quarter.

Excluding special items (detailed in the attached tables), adjusted earnings before interest and tax expense were $18.7 million in the fourth quarter, an increase of $4.6 million versus the third quarter, $2.9 million of which resulted from the change from LIFO to FIFO inventory accounting. Improved sales performance was the primary driver of the balance of the increase. Adjusted net income was $14.4 million, or $0.70 per diluted share, an increase of 40% compared to $0.50 per share in the third quarter.

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