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Magna Announces Second Quarter and Year to Date Results

AURORA, Ontario, August 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --


Magna International Inc. (TSX: MG; NYSE: MGA) today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014.


                                    THREE MONTHS ENDED             SIX MONTHS ENDED
                                          JUNE 30,                      JUNE 30,
                                     2014            2013          2014             2013

    Sales                         $ 9,464         $ 8,962     $ 18,425         $ 17,323

    Adjusted EBIT(1)               $   710         $   547     $  1,315         $  1,014

    Income from operations
    before income taxes            $   692         $   543      $  1,273         $  1,000

    Net income attributable to
    Magna International Inc.      $   510         $   415     $    903         $    784

    Diluted earnings per share     $  2.32         $  1.78      $   4.08         $   3.35

All results are reported in millions of U.S. dollars, except per share figures, which are in U.S. dollars.

(1) Adjusted EBIT is the measure of segment profit or loss as reported in the Company's attached unaudited interim consolidated financial statements. Adjusted EBIT represents income from operations before income taxes; interest expense, net; and other expense, net.

THREE MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2014 

We posted record sales of $9.46 billion for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014, an increase of 6% over the second quarter of 2013. We achieved this sales increase in a period when vehicle production increased 3% in North America and 2% in Europe, both relative to the second quarter of 2013. In the second quarter of 2014, our North American, European and Asian production sales increased, while Rest of World production sales, complete vehicle assembly sales and tooling, engineering and other sales decreased, in each case relative to the comparable quarter in 2013.

Complete vehicle assembly sales decreased to $793 million for the second quarter of 2014 compared to $796 million for the second quarter of 2013, while complete vehicle assembly volumes decreased 11% to approximately 34,000 units.

During the second quarter of 2014, income from operations before income taxes was $692 million, net income attributable to Magna International Inc. was $510 million and diluted earnings per share were $2.32, increases of $149 million, $95 million and $0.54 respectively, each compared to the second quarter of 2013.

During the second quarter ended June 30, 2014, we generated cash from operations of $748 million before changes in operating assets and liabilities, and invested $148 million in operating assets and liabilities. Total investment activities for the second quarter of 2014 were $432 million, including $384 million in fixed asset additions and $48 million in investments and other assets.

Financing activities during the second quarter ended June 30, 2014 included the issuance of $750 million of 3.625% fixed rate Senior Notes which mature on June 15, 2024, as well as the repurchase of $575 million of our Common Shares.

SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2014 

We posted record sales of $18.43 billion for the six months ended June 30, 2014, an increase of 6% from the six months ended June 30, 2013. This higher sales level reflected increases in our North American, European and Asian production sales, as well as complete vehicle assembly sales, partially offset by decreases in Rest of World production sales and tooling, engineering and other sales, in each case relative to the first six months of 2013.

During the six months ended June 30, 2014, vehicle production increased 4% to 8.6 million units in North America and 6% to 10.5 million units in Europe, each compared to the first six months of 2013.

Complete vehicle assembly sales increased 1% to $1.61 billion for the six months ended June 30, 2014 compared to the six months ended June 30, 2013, while complete vehicle assembly volumes decreased 8% to approximately 70,000 units.

During the six months ended June 30, 2014, income from operations before income taxes was $1.27 billion, net income attributable to Magna International Inc. was $903 million and diluted earnings per share were $4.08, increases of $273 million, $119 million and $0.73, respectively, each compared to the first six months of 2013.

During the six months ended June 30, 2014, we generated cash from operations before changes in operating assets and liabilities of $1.42 billion, and invested $345 million in operating assets and liabilities. Total investment activities for the first six months of 2014 were $703 million, including $601 million in fixed asset additions and a $102 million increase in investments and other assets.

Financing activities during the six months ended June 30, 2014 included the issuance of $750 million of 3.625% fixed rate Senior Notes which mature on June 15, 2024, as well as the repurchase of $815 million of our Common Shares.

A more detailed discussion of our consolidated financial results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2014 is contained in the Management's Discussion and Analysis of Results of Operations and Financial Position and the unaudited interim consolidated financial statements and notes thereto, which are attached to this Press Release.

DIVIDENDS 

Yesterday, our Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.38 with respect to our outstanding Common Shares for the quarter ended June 30, 2014. This dividend is payable on September 12, 2014 to shareholders of record on August 29, 2014.

UPDATED 2014 OUTLOOK 


    Light Vehicle Production (Units)                     16.9 million
                     North America                       19.8 million
                     Europe

    Production Sales
                     North America                  $17.6 - $18.2 billion
                     Europe                          $9.9 - $10.3 billion
                     Asia                             $1.6 - $1.8 billion
                     Rest of World                    $0.7 - $0.8 billion
                     Total Production Sales         $29.8 - $31.1 billion

    Complete Vehicle Assembly Sales                   $3.0 - $3.3 billion

    Total Sales                                     $35.6 - $37.3 billion

    Operating Margin(1)                                 High 6% range

    Tax Rate(1)                                      Approximately 24.5%

    Capital Spending                           Approximately $1.4 billion

(1)           Excluding other expense, net

In this 2014 outlook, in addition to 2014 light vehicle production, we have assumed no material acquisitions or divestitures. In addition, we have assumed that foreign exchange rates for the most common currencies in which we conduct business relative to our U.S. dollar reporting currency will approximate current rates.

ABOUT MAGNA 

We are a leading global automotive supplier with 317 manufacturing operations and 83 product development, engineering and sales centres in 29 countries. We have over 130,000 employees focused on delivering superior value to our customers through innovative products and processes, and World Class Manufacturing. Our product capabilities include producing body, chassis, interior, exterior, seating, powertrain, electronic, vision, closure and roof systems and modules, as well as complete vehicle engineering and contract manufacturing. Our Common Shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange (MG) and the New York Stock Exchange (MGA). For further information about Magna, visit our website at http://www.magna.com.

We will hold a conference call for interested analysts and shareholders to discuss our second quarter results on Friday, August 8, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. EDT. The conference call will be chaired by Don Walker, Chief Executive Officer. The number to use for this call is 1-800-404-8174. The number for overseas callers is 1-416-981-9093. Please call in at least 10 minutes prior to the call. We will also webcast the conference call at http://www.magna.com. The slide presentation accompanying the conference call will be available on our website Friday morning prior to the call.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS 

The previous discussion contains statements that constitute "forward-looking information" or "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of applicable securities legislation, including, but not limited to, statements relating to: Magna's expected production sales, based on expected light vehicle production in North America and Europe; Magna's expected production sales in the North America, Europe, Asia and Rest of World segments; total sales; complete vehicle assembly sales; consolidated operating margin; effective income tax rate; fixed asset expenditures; future purchases of our Common Shares under our Normal Course Issuer Bid; and future issuances of debt securities. The forward-looking information in this document is presented for the purpose of providing information about management's current expectations and plans and such information may not be appropriate for other purposes. Forward-looking statements may include financial and other projections, as well as statements regarding our future plans, objectives or economic performance, or the assumptions underlying any of the foregoing, and other statements that are not recitations of historical fact. We use words such as "may", "would", "could", "should", "will", "likely", "expect", "anticipate", "believe", "intend", "plan", "forecast", "outlook", "project", "estimate" and similar expressions suggesting future outcomes or events to identify forward-looking statements. Any such forward-looking statements are based on information currently available to us, and are based on assumptions and analyses made by us in light of our experience and our perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors we believe are appropriate in the circumstances. However, whether actual results and developments will conform with our expectations and predictions is subject to a number of risks, assumptions and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control, and the effects of which can be difficult to predict, including, without limitation the impact of economic or political conditions on consumer confidence, consumer demand for vehicles and vehicle production; our ability to successfully launch material new or takeover business; continued underperformance of one or more of our operating Divisions; restructuring, downsizing or other significant non-recurring costs, including in our European business; ongoing pricing pressures, including our ability to offset price concessions demanded by our customers; warranty and recall costs; fines or penalties imposed by antitrust and regulatory authorities, including the German Cartel Office; our ability to grow our business with Asian-based customers; shifts in market share away from our top customers; shifts in market shares among vehicles or vehicle segments, or shifts away from vehicles on which we have significant content; risks of conducting business in foreign markets, including China, India, Russia, Brazil, Argentina, Eastern Europe and other nontraditional markets for us; a prolonged disruption in the supply of components to us from our suppliers; shutdown of our or our customers' or sub-suppliers' production facilities due to a work stoppage or labour dispute; scheduled shutdowns of our customers' production facilities (typically in the third and fourth quarters of each calendar year); our ability to successfully compete with other automotive suppliers; a reduction in outsourcing by our customers or the loss of a material production or assembly program; the termination or non-renewal by our customers of any material production purchase order; our ability to consistently develop innovative products or processes; impairment charges related to goodwill and long-lived assets; exposure to, and ability to offset, volatile commodities prices; fluctuations in relative currency values; our ability to successfully identify, complete and integrate acquisitions or achieve anticipated synergies; our ability to conduct sufficient due diligence on acquisition targets; risk of production disruptions due to natural disasters; pension liabilities; legal claims and/or regulatory actions against us; changes in our mix of earnings between jurisdictions with lower tax rates and those with higher tax rates, as well as our ability to fully benefit tax losses; other potential tax exposures; changes in credit ratings assigned to us; changes in laws and governmental regulations; costs associated with compliance with environmental laws and regulations; liquidity risks as a result of an unanticipated deterioration of economic conditions; our ability to achieve future investment returns that equal or exceed past returns; the unpredictability of, and fluctuation in, the trading price of our Common Shares; and other factors set out in our Annual Information Form filed with securities commissions in Canada and our annual report on Form 40-F filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, and subsequent filings. In evaluating forward-looking statements, we caution readers not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements and readers should specifically consider the various factors which could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements. Unless otherwise required by applicable securities laws, we do not intend, nor do we undertake any obligation, to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent information, events, results or circumstances or otherwise.

For further information about Magna, please see our website at http://www.magna.com. Copies of financial data and other publicly filed documents are available through the internet on the Canadian Securities Administrators' System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval (SEDAR) which can be accessed at http://www.sedar.com and on the United States Securities and Exchange Commission's Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval System (EDGAR) which can be accessed at http://www.sec.gov.

For further information:

Louis Tonelli, Vice-President, Investor Relations at +1-905-726-7035. 

For teleconferencing questions, please contact Nancy Hansford at +1-905-726-7108. 

(MG. MGA)

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