Luxfer Announces Q1 2023 Financial Results

26 April 2023

Luxfer Announces First Quarter 2023 Financial Results



First Quarter 2023 Highlights (all historical comparisons year-over-year; results exclude discontinued operations)

•        Net sales of $101.3 million increased $4.3 million or 4.4%

•        GAAP diluted EPS from continuing operations of $0.02 decreased $0.26

•        Adjusted diluted EPS of $0.20 decreased $0.13

•        Adjusted EBITDA of $11.3 million decreased $4.8 million or 29.8%



MILWAUKEE, WI, April 26, 2023 -- Business Wire -- Luxfer Holdings PLC (NYSE: LXFR) (“Luxfer” or the “Company”), a global industrial company innovating niche applications in materials engineering, today announced financial results for the first quarter 2023, ended April 2, 2023.


First Quarter 2023 Consolidated Results

Net sales of $101.3 million increased $4.3 million from $97.0 million in the prior year period, including a $10.0 million benefit from cost pass-through to cover rising material inflation partially offset by negative impacts from volume/mix of $3.4 million and foreign exchange of $2.3 million.


GAAP net income from continuing operations decreased to $0.5 million, or $0.02 per diluted share, compared to $7.7 million, or $0.28 per diluted share, in the prior year period.


Adjusted net income measured $5.4 million, or $0.20 per diluted share, compared to $9.2 million, or $0.33 per diluted share, in the prior year period. Adjusted EBITDA of $11.3 million decreased $4.8 million, or 29.8%, from $16.1 million in the prior year period. Foreign exchange reduced net sales by $2.3 million but contributed $0.8 million to Adjusted EBITDA. Lower demand reduced volumes in some areas and inflationary pressures continued to impact costs.


“Thanks to our team’s focus on customer first and operational excellence, we delivered first quarter Adjusted EPS in line with our expectations” said Andy Butcher, Chief Executive Officer. “We were especially pleased with the continuing multi-year recovery underway in the aerospace sector. While chemical kits, healthcare and SCBA also realized growth in the quarter, we are seeing incremental impact of softening in the broader macroeconomic environment that tempers our overall projected sales outlook. We nevertheless look forward to an expected acceleration in our quarterly earnings performance over the balance of the year.”



First Quarter 2023 Segment Results (all historical comparisons year-over-year; results exclude discontinued operations)

Elektron Segment

  • Net sales of $59.8 million increased $5.2 million, or 9.5%, from $54.6 million, driven by favorable price impact to address material inflation partially offset by volume/mix and foreign exchange
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $8.8 million decreased $4.6 million, or 34.3%, from $13.4 million, reflecting accelerated cost recovery in the prior year period and lower sales in certain higher margin end markets in the current period


Gas Cylinders Segment

  • Net sales of $41.5 million decreased $0.9 million, or 2.1%, from $42.4 million, with increased cost pass-through offset by volume/mix as well as foreign exchange headwinds of $1.5 million
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $2.5 million decreased $0.2 million, or 7.4%, from $2.7 million


Capital Resources and Liquidity

Free cash flow measured a $16.4 million outflow in the first quarter of 2023, compared to an outflow of $10.3 million in the prior year period, in line with the Company’s recent seasonal patterns. During the quarter, the Company paid $2.3 million to successfully transfer liability for its U.S. defined benefit pension obligation to a third party. The Company also paid $3.5 million in dividends, or $0.13 per ordinary share. 


On April 2, 2023, net debt totaled $89.6 million, resulting in a net debt to EBITDA ratio of 1.5x.


2023 Guidance

Based on first quarter 2023 performance as well as the current outlook for our end markets and supply chain conditions, Luxfer affirms expectations for full year 2023 adjusted diluted earnings per share of $1.15 to $1.35.


Conference Call Information

Luxfer management will host a conference call at 8:30 a.m. U.S. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on Thursday, April 27, 2023 to review the Company’s quarterly results. The conference call can be accessed by dialing (800) 225-9448 or (203) 518-9708 for participants outside the U.S., using the conference ID code LXFRQ123. Please dial in at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the call to register. Please use the following link to access the webcast of the conference call: LXFR 1Q 2023 Live Webcast.


A replay of the webcast and slides used in the presentation will be available in the Investor Relations section of the Luxfer website under Quarterly Reports and Presentations within two hours of call completion. A recording of the conference call will be available for replay two hours after the completion of the call and will remain accessible through May 11, 2023 at midnight EDT. To access the recording, please dial (800) 839-3447 or (402) 220-7237 for participants outside the U.S.


Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Luxfer Holdings PLC prepares its financial statements using U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). When a company discloses material information containing non-GAAP financial measures, SEC regulations require that the disclosure include a presentation of the most directly comparable GAAP measure and a reconciliation of the GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures. Management’s inclusion of non-GAAP financial measures in this release is intended to supplement, not replace, the presentation of the financial results in accordance with GAAP. Luxfer management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures, when considered together with the GAAP financial measures, provide information that is useful to investors in understanding period-over-period operating results separate and apart from items that may, or could, have a disproportionately positive or negative impact on results in any period. Management also believes that these non-GAAP financial measures enhance the ability of investors to analyze the Company’s business trends and understand the Company’s performance. In addition, management may utilize non-GAAP financial measures as a guide in the Company’s forecasting, budgeting, and long-term planning process. Non-GAAP financial measures should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures presented in accordance with GAAP.




Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains certain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Examples of such forward-looking statements include but are not limited to: (i) statements regarding the Company’s results of operations and financial condition; (ii) statements of plans, objectives or goals of the Company or its management, including those related to financing, products, or services; (iii) statements of future economic performance; and (iv) statements of assumptions underlying such statements. Words such as “believes,” “anticipates,” “expects,” “intends,” “forecasts,” and “plans,” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements but are not the exclusive means of identifying such statements. By their very nature, forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties, both general and specific, and risks exist that the predictions, forecasts, projections, and other forward-looking statements will not be achieved. The Company cautions that several important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the plans, objectives, expectations, estimates, and intentions expressed in such forward-looking statements. These factors include but are not limited to: (i) lower than expected future sales; (ii) increasing competitive industry pressures; (iii) general economic conditions or conditions affecting demand for the products and services it offers, both domestically and internationally, including as a result of post-Brexit regulation, being less favorable than expected; (iv) worldwide economic and business conditions and conditions in the industries in which the Company operates; (v) fluctuations in the cost of raw materials, utilities, and other inputs; (vi) currency fluctuations and hedging risks; (vii) the Company’s ability to protect its intellectual property; (viii) the significant amount of indebtedness the Company has incurred and may incur and the obligations to service such indebtedness and to comply with the covenants contained therein; and (ix) risks related to the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic, such as the scope and duration of the outbreak, government actions, and restrictive measures implemented in response thereto, supply chain disruptions and other impacts to the business, and the Company’s ability to execute business continuity plans, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Company cautions that the foregoing list of important factors is not exhaustive. These factors are more fully discussed in the sections entitled “Forward-Looking Statements” and “Risk Factors” in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2022, which was filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on March 1, 2023. When relying on forward-looking statements to make decisions with respect to the Company, investors and others should carefully consider the foregoing factors and other uncertainties and events. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and the Company does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any such statement, whether because of new information, future events, or otherwise.


About Luxfer Holdings PLC

Luxfer is a global industrial company innovating niche applications in materials engineering. Using its broad array of proprietary technologies, Luxfer focuses on value creation, customer satisfaction, and demanding applications where technical know-how and manufacturing expertise combine to deliver a superior product. Luxfer’s high-performance materials, components, and high-pressure gas containment devices are used in defense and emergency response, clean energy, healthcare, transportation, and general industrial applications. For more information, please visit


Luxfer is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and its ordinary shares trade under the symbol LXFR.


Contact Information

Michael Gaiden

Vice President of Investor Relations and Business Development

(414) 982-1663






First Quarter



In millions, except share and per share data







Net sales


$         101.3


$           97.0



Cost of goods sold







Gross profit







Selling, general and administrative expenses







Research and development







Restructuring charges







Acquisition and disposal related costs







Operating income







Interest expense







Defined benefit pension (charge) / credit







(Loss) / income before income taxes







Credit / (provision) for income taxes







Net income from continuing operations














Net income / (loss) from discontinued operations


$              —


$           (0.1)










Net income


$             0.5


$             7.6










Earnings / (loss) per share[1]







Basic from continuing operations


$           0.02


$           0.28



Basic from discontinued operations2


$              —


$              —





$           0.02


$           0.28










Diluted from continuing operations


$           0.02


$           0.28



Diluted from discontinued operations[2]


$              —


$              —





$           0.02


$           0.28










Weighted average ordinary shares outstanding


























April 02,


December 31,



In millions, except share and per share data






Current assets






Cash and cash equivalents

$             1.8


$           12.6



Restricted cash






Accounts and other receivables, net of allowances of $0.5 and $0.4, respectively












Current assets held-for-sale






Total current assets

$         213.5


$         201.1



Non-current assets






Property, plant and equipment, net

$           77.6


$           77.7



Right-of-use assets from operating leases












Intangibles, net






Deferred tax assets






Investments and loans to joint ventures and other affiliates