Amsterdam, 20 April 2020 (Regulated Information) — AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V. (“AMG”, EURONEXT AMSTERDAM: “AMG”) provides an update on its 2020 earnings target and announces the First Quarter 2020 Earnings Call timing.
Given the difficulty of projecting earnings for the remainder of the year due to COVID-19 effects on our customers, AMG has decided to withdraw its earnings guidance for 2020. A new target will be announced once the global industrial economy begins to stabilize.
AMG’s operations remain robust, and its employee base is healthy, with only one reported case of COVID-19. Nonetheless, given the potential strains on our customer base, predicting demand fluctuations is difficult.
AMG’s balance sheet is sound and the Company enjoys significant liquidity. AMG has approximately $200 million in cash, $170 million of undrawn revolver capacity, and $300 million of cash reserved to finance its ferrovanadium expansion project in Ohio.
First Quarter Earnings Call and Annual General Meeting of Shareholders
AMG will release results for its first quarter on Tuesday, May 5, 2020. It will hold a conference call the same day at 2:00 p.m. EDT (8:00 PM CEST) to discuss the results and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, AMG confirms that it will host its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on May 6, 2020 and has invited shareholders to attend virtually. Details and more information about AMG’s Annual Meeting can be found at AMG’s website (amg-nv.com) which will continue to show any necessary updates up through the date of the Meeting.
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AMG is a global critical materials company at the forefront of CO2 reduction trends. AMG produces highly engineered specialty metals and mineral products and provides related vacuum furnace systems and services to the transportation, infrastructure, energy, and specialty metals & chemicals end markets.
AMG Critical Materials produces aluminum master alloys and powders, ferrovanadium, natural graphite, chromium metal, antimony, lithium, tantalum, niobium and silicon metal. AMG Technologies produces titanium aluminides and titanium alloys for the aerospace market; designs, engineers, and produces advanced vacuum furnace systems; and operates vacuum heat treatment facilities, primarily for the transportation and energy industries.
With approximately 3,300 employees, AMG operates globally with production facilities in Germany, the United Kingdom, France, the Czech Republic, the United States, China, Mexico, Brazil, India, Sri Lanka and Mozambique, and has sales and customer service offices in Russia and Japan (www.amg-nv.com).
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AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V. +1 610 975 4979
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