Kodak reports Q3 2023 financial results

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November 9, 2023 (press release) –

Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE: KODK) today reported financial results for the third quarter 2023.

Third quarter 2023 highlights include:

  • Consolidated revenues of $269 million, compared with $289 million for Q3 2022, a decrease of $20 million or 7 percent
  • Gross profit of $50 million, compared to $43 million for Q3 2022, an increase of $7 million or 16 percent
  • Gross profit percentage of 19 percent, compared with 15 percent for Q3 2022
  • GAAP net income of $2 million, flat compared with Q3 2022
  • Operational EBITDA of $12 million, compared with $7 million for Q3 2022, an increase of $5 million or 71 percent
  • A quarter-end cash balance of $246 million, compared with $217 million on December 31, 2022, an increase of $29 million. Cash flow from operations improved $151 million in the nine months ended September 30, 2023, compared with the prior-year period

"Kodak continued to execute its long-term plan and deliver strong results in the third quarter despite ongoing, extraordinary challenges including inflation, high interest rates, bank failures, labor shortages and now a new war," said Jim Continenza, Kodak’s Executive Chairman and CEO. "As business conditions continued to worsen, we continued to improve our performance, adapting to circumstances never encountered before and making the changes necessary to deliver increases in gross profit and Operational EBITDA year over year for the fourth consecutive quarter. Through it all, we have continued to focus on driving operational efficiency and smart revenue and investing in initiatives that leverage our strengths as an industrial manufacturer. Our investments in growth initiatives in our Advanced Materials & Chemicals group have resulted in increasing contributions from those businesses, and our investments in print have resulted in the introduction of groundbreaking inkjet presses capable of replacing offset technology. I’m extremely proud of our remarkable ability to build a strong foundation and continue our momentum in the face of unprecedented headwinds, and I’d like to thank our employees for their hard work and resilience and our customers for their loyalty and support during this period."

For the quarter ended September 30, 2023, revenues were $269 million, a decline of $20 million or 7 percent compared to the same period in 2022. GAAP net income was $2 million for the quarter, flat compared with Q3 2022. Operational EBITDA for the third quarter of 2023 was $12 million, compared with $7 million in the prior-year period. The increase was primarily driven by improved profitability related to pricing rationalization and improved operational efficiency executing on cost controls partially offset by higher continued ongoing global cost increases and lower volumes.

The company ended the third quarter with a cash balance of $246 million, compared with $217 million on December 31, 2022, an increase of $29 million. Cash flow from operations improved $151 million in the nine months ended September 30, 2023 compared with the prior-year period, primarily driven by improved profitability and changes in working capital strategies.

"Kodak’s cash performance continued to show improvement for the year-to-date period," said David Bullwinkle, Kodak’s CFO. "For the nine-months ended September 30, 2023, cash increased $29 million, compared with a decrease of $146 million in the prior-year period, an improvement of $175 million in cash flow. Following two years of revenue growth, we’ve shifted our focus to generating smart revenue which, along with productivity gains, enabled us to improve our year-over-year gross profit percentage for the third quarter from 15% to 19%. Although there are more headwinds on the horizon, we will stay committed to executing our long-term strategic plan: investing in innovation, improving efficiency and focusing on meeting the needs of our customers."

Revenue and Operational EBITDA by Reportable Segment Q3 2023 vs. Q3 2022

($ millions)
Q3 2023 Actuals Print Advanced Materials & Chemicals Brand Total

Revenue

Operational EBITDA *

$196

$4

$64

$4

$4

$4

$264

$12

Q3 2022 Actuals Print Advanced Materials & Chemicals Brand Total

Revenue

Operational EBITDA *

$224

$1

$58

$3

$3

$3

$285

$7

Q3 2023 vs. Q3 2022 Actuals
B/(W)
Print Advanced Materials & Chemicals Brand Total

Revenue

Operational EBITDA *

$(28)

$3

$6

$1

$1

$1

$(21)

$5

Q3 2023 Actuals on constant currency ** vs. Q3 2022 Actuals
B/(W)
Print Advanced Materials & Chemicals Brand Total

Revenue

Operational EBITDA *

$(33)

$3

$5

$-

$1

$1

$(27)

$4

*Total Operational EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure. The reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP measures is provided in Appendix A of this press release.

** The impact of foreign exchange represents the foreign exchange impact using average foreign exchange rates for the three months ended September 30, 2022, rather than the actual average exchange rates in effect for the three months ended September 30, 2023.

Effective February 2023 Kodak changed its organizational structure. The Traditional Printing segment and the Digital Printing segment were combined into one segment, named the Print segment. No changes were made to Kodak's other segments. Eastman Business Park segment is not a reportable segment and is excluded from the table above.

About Kodak

Kodak (NYSE: KODK) is a leading global manufacturer focused on commercial print and advanced materials & chemicals. With 79,000 worldwide patents earned over 130 years of R&D, we believe in the power of technology and science to enhance what the world sees and creates. Our innovative, award-winning products, combined with our customer-first approach, make us the partner of choice for commercial printers worldwide. Kodak is committed to environmental stewardship, including industry leadership in developing sustainable solutions for print. For additional information on Kodak, visit us at kodak.com, or follow us on Twitter @Kodak and LinkedIn.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes "forward-looking statements" as that term is defined under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

Forward-looking statements include statements concerning Kodak’s plans, objectives, goals, strategies, future events, future revenue or performance, capital expenditures, liquidity, investments, financing needs and business trends and other information that is not historical information. When used in this press release, the words "estimates," "expects," "anticipates," "projects," "plans," "intends," "believes," "predicts," "forecasts," "strategy," "continues," "goals," "targets" or future or conditional verbs, such as "will," "should," "could," or "may," and similar words and expressions, as well as statements that do not relate strictly to historical or current facts, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements, including management’s examination of historical operating trends and data, are based upon Kodak’s current expectations and assumptions. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from historical results or those expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements.

Important factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements include, among others, the risks and uncertainties described in more detail in Kodak’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2022 under the headings "Business," "Risk Factors," "Legal Proceedings," and/or "Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations–Liquidity and Capital Resources," in the corresponding sections of Kodak’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2023, June 30, 2023 and September 30, 2023, and in other filings Kodak makes with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time, as well as the following: Kodak’s ability to improve and sustain its operating structure, cash flow, profitability and other financial results; Kodak’s ability to achieve strategic objectives, cash forecasts, financial projections and projected growth; Kodak’s ability to achieve the financial and operational results contained in its business plans; Kodak’s ability to obtain additional or alternate financing if and as needed, Kodak’s continued ability to manage world-wide cash through inter-company loans, distributions and other mechanisms, and Kodak’s ability to provide or facilitate financing for its customers; Kodak’s ability to fund continued investments, capital needs, collateral requirements and restructuring payments and service its debt and Series B Preferred Stock and Series C Preferred Stock; changes in foreign currency exchange rates, commodity prices, interest rates and tariff rates; the impact of the global economic environment, including inflationary pressures, medical epidemics such as COVID-19, geopolitical issues such as the war in Ukraine and conflict involving Israel, and Kodak’s ability to effectively mitigate the associated increased costs of aluminum and other raw materials, energy, labor, shipping, delays in shipment and production times, and fluctuations in demand; Kodak’s ability to effectively compete with large, well-financed industry participants or with competitors whose cost structure is lower than Kodak’s; the performance by third parties of their obligations to supply products, components or services to Kodak and Kodak’s ability to address supply chain disruptions and continue to obtain raw materials and components available from single or limited sources of supply, which may be adversely affected by COVID-19, the war in Ukraine and the conflict involving Israel; Kodak’s ability to comply with the covenants in its various credit facilities; Kodak’s ability to effectively anticipate technology and industry trends and develop and market new products, solutions and technologies, including products based on its technology and expertise that relate to industries in which it does not currently conduct material business; Kodak’s ability to effect strategic transactions, such as investments, acquisitions, strategic alliances, divestitures and similar transactions, or to achieve the benefits sought to be achieved from such strategic transactions; Kodak’s ability to discontinue, sell or spin-off certain non-core businesses or operations, or otherwise monetize assets; the impact of the investigations, litigation and claims arising out of the circumstances surrounding the announcement on July 28, 2020, by the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation of the signing of a non‐binding letter of interest to provide a subsidiary of Kodak with a potential loan to support the launch of an initiative for the manufacture of pharmaceutical ingredients for essential generic drugs; and the potential impact of force majeure events, cyber‐attacks or other data security incidents that could disrupt or otherwise harm Kodak’s operations.

Future events and other factors may cause Kodak’s actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements attributable to Kodak or persons acting on its behalf apply only as of the date of this press release and are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements included or referenced in this press release. Kodak undertakes no obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that arise after the date made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, except as required by law.

NON-GAAP MEASURES
FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

Contacts

Kurt Jaeckel

Worldwide Communications Director

kurt.jaeckel@kodak.com

+1 585-490-8646

Anthony Redding

Shareholder Services

shareholderservices@kodak.com

+1 585-726-3506

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