“Ferrari continues a phase of strong growth, with quarterly record results in terms of revenues, EBITDA and EBIT. The quality of the first six months and the robustness of our business allows us to revise upward the 2022 guidance on all metrics. Also the net order intake reached a new record level in the quarter” – commented Benedetto Vigna, Chief Executive Officer of Ferrari. “The last quarter was also notable for the unique memories generated by our 75th anniversary celebrations and the Cavalcades, which raised the experiences we offer clients for sharing the passion and spirit of Ferrari to new levels as we continue to push the boundaries.”
Shipments totaled 3,455 units in Q2 2022, up 770 units or 28.7% versus the prior year.
The product portfolio in the quarter included seven internal combustion engine (ICE)() models and three hybrid engine models, which represented 83% and 17% of total shipments, respectively.
In line with plans, the shipments increase during the quarter was driven by the Ferrari Portofino M and the F8 family. In the quarter, the first deliveries of the 296 GTB commenced and the 812 Competizione was in ramp up phase. The Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2 reached the end of their limited-series run in the first quarter of 2022.
All geographic regions positively contributed in the quarter. EMEA(4) was up 4.5%, Americas(4) increased 62.2%, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan more than doubled (+115.7%) in line with the strength of the demand, and Rest of APAC(4) grew by 21.4%.
Total net revenues
Net revenues for the second quarter of 2022 were Euro 1,291 million, up 24.9% or 21.1% at constant currency(1).
Revenues from Cars and spare parts(6) were Euro 1,100 million (up 25.0% or 21.4% at constant currency(1)), thanks to higher volumes and the contribution from personalizations.
The decrease in Engines(7) revenues (Euro 41 million, down 8.5%, also at constant currency(1)) was attributable to lower shipments to Maserati, as the 2023 contract expiration gets closer.
Sponsorship, commercial and brand(8) revenues reached Euro 117 million, up 29.5% or 23.2% at constant currency(1) mainly attributable to the better prior year Formula 1 ranking and the contribution from lifestyle activities, partially offset by lower sponsorship.
Other(9) revenues increased to Euro 33 million (up 78.4% or 68.5% at constant currency(1)) mainly due to other supporting activities.
Currency – including translation and transaction impacts as well as foreign currency hedges – had a positive impact of Euro 41 million, mostly related to US Dollar and Chinese Yuan.
EBITDA(1) and EBIT
Q2 2022 EBITDA(1) reached Euro 446 million, up 15.5% versus the prior year and with an EBITDA(1) margin of 34.6%.
Q2 2022 EBIT was Euro 323 million, increased 17.8% versus the prior year and with an EBIT margin of 25.0%.
Volume was strongly positive (Euro 90 million), reflecting the shipments increase versus the prior year.
The Mix / price variance performance was mildly negative (Euro 16 million) mainly due to softer product mix related to the reduced contribution of the Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2 versus the prior year and the greater contribution of the Portofino M, partially offset by personalizations.
Industrial costs / research and development expenses increased (Euro 27 million), mainly due to higher depreciation and amortization, cost inflation and other one-off operating expenses.
SG&A also grew (Euro 18 million) mainly reflecting communication and marketing activities and corporate events, as well as the support to the Company’s organizational development.
Other contributions were lower (Euro 9 million). The impact of the improved prior year Formula 1 ranking and higher contribution from lifestyle activities were more than offset by lower sponsorship, reduced engine shipments to Maserati, higher costs related to the better Formula 1 in-season ranking assumption and other miscellaneous expenses.
Net financial charges in the quarter stood at Euro 10 million, in line with the prior year, as a result of lower net foreign exchange losses, including hedging costs largely offset by the remeasurement at fair value of investments held by the Group.
The tax rate in the quarter was 20.0%, reflecting the estimate of the benefit attributable to the Patent Box, the Allowance for Corporate Equity (ACE)(), and deductions for eligible hyper and super-depreciation of machinery and equipment.
As a result, the Net profit(1) for the period was Euro 251 million, up 21.6% versus the prior year, and the Diluted earnings per share(1) for the quarter reached Euro 1.36, compared to Euro 1.11 in Q2 2021.
Industrial free cash flow(1) for the quarter was Euro 79 million, driven by the strong EBITDA(1) partially offset by capital expenditures() of Euro 166 million; change in net working capital, provisions and other slightly negative for Euro 29 million; cash interests and taxes for Euro 162 million paid in the quarter.
Net Industrial Debt(1) as of June 30, 2022 was Euro 387 million, compared to Euro 136 million as of March 31, 2022, also reflecting the payment in the second quarter of dividends for Euro 250 million() and share repurchases of Euro 81 million. As of June 30, 2022, total available liquidity was Euro 1,875 million (Euro 2,162 million as of March 31, 2022), including undrawn committed credit lines of Euro 669 million.
2022 guidance revised upward on all metrics thanks to stronger contribution from personalizations as well as a tailwind from FX, and based on the following assumptions:
Subject to trading conditions unaffected by Covid-19 pandemic restrictions.
Q2 2022 highlights
296 GTS: defining the concept of driving thrills, including top down
On April 19, 2022, Ferrari unveiled the 296 GTS, the latest evolution of mid-rear-engined two-seater berlinetta spider. The 296 GTS flanks the 296 GTB in redefining the whole concept of fun behind the wheel, guaranteeing pure emotions not just when pushing the car to its limits, but also in day-to-day driving situations.
Ferrari SP48 Unica: a new one-off from Maranello
On May 5, 2022 Ferrari unveiled the Ferrari SP48 Unica, the latest addition to the Prancing Horse’s One-Off series, joining the most exclusive group in Maranello’s entire production: unique, absolutely bespoke cars crafted to the specifications of a single client and designed as a clear expression of their own individual requirements.
Completion of the sixth tranche of the disclosed multi-year share repurchase program
On May 30, 2022 Ferrari informed that completed the sixth tranche of the common share buyback program announced on March 3, 2022.
The First Cavalcade Icona
On June 6, 2022 Ferrari informed that from 11 to 16 June 80 Ferrari Monzas from more than twenty nations will take part in the first edition of Cavalcade Icona, an exclusive event open only to these limited series vehicles inspired by evocative masterpieces in the history of the Prancing Horse.
The 296 GTB wins production car category at the Car Design Award 2022
On June 11, 2022 Ferrari communicated that the Ferrari 296 GTB has won the Production Car category of the prestigious Car Design Award, which was launched in 1984 by the Italian magazine, Auto&Design. The Car Design Award is presented to projects that have made a significant contribution to the evolution of car design. The winners are selected by an expert jury of 11 expert journalists from leading international motoring publications, including Auto&Design itself.
Carla Liuni joins Ferrari as Chief Brand Officer
On June 13, 2022 Ferrari announced that Carla Liuni will join Ferrari as Chief Brand Officer reporting to CEO Benedetto Vigna and serving on Ferrari’s Leadership Team. Carla Liuni brings an outstanding track-record of driving growth for global brands across luxury and premium businesses. Most recently Chief Marketing Officer at Pandora, she played a pivotal role to the company turnaround. Prior to this, Carla led Global Marketing and Communication at Bulgari. Lastly, Carla spent almost 20 years at Procter & Gamble, where she was General Manager for the Prestige division.
Ferrari Capital Markets Day 2022
On June 16, 2022 Ferrari hosted its Capital Markets Day to present the 2022-2026 strategic plan and the actions it is taking to embrace the opportunities ahead. Employees’ empowerment, experience, emotions, electrification, engine, environment, and earnings: the Company is entering a new and exciting chapter of its journey, ready to push the boundaries further than ever in its own distinctive way.
A 1 MW fuel cell plant at Ferrari’s Maranello facilities
On June 23, 2022 Ferrari announced that it has taken a further step towards its aim of becoming carbon neutral by 2030 thanks to a new 1 MW solid oxide fuel cell plant, built by Bloom Energy, at its Maranello facilities.
The plant provides 5% of the energy required for Ferrari’s production activities() while reducing fuel consumption and emissions. Compared to CHP (Combined Heat and Power) cogeneration systems, gas requirements are cut by around 20% with a significant energy saving. In addition to high levels of efficiency, this innovative technology platform offers flexibility in the choice of energy sources required to power the plant: hydrogen, natural gas, biomethane or a combination, converting the fuel into electricity without combustion. A further benefit, compared to the equivalent systems used previously, is the reduction of more than 99% of the pollution that causes the build-up of smog and particulate matter.
The Cavalcade Riviera begins with a record number of crews from all over the world for a journey among Italy, France and the Principality of Monaco
On June 27, 2022 Ferrari announced that the Ferrari Cavalcade will officially set off on 27 June from Sanremo. A route linking Italy and France for Ferrari’s international clientele to discover while driving the company’s models. Iconic locations on the Côte d’Azur and the Riviera di Ponente, Alpine passes and exclusive resorts, famous landscapes but also lesser-known spots to be discovered and explored.
Ferrari N.V. to commence a Euro 150 million first tranche of its new multi-year share buyback program of approximately Euro 2 Billion
On June 30, 2022 Ferrari announced its intention to commence a Euro 150 million share buyback program, as the initial tranche of the new multi-year share buyback program of approximately Euro 2 billion expected to be executed by 2026 in line with the disclosure made during the 2022 Capital Markets Day. The first tranche started on July 1, 2022 and will end no later than November 30, 2022.
A new photovoltaic system at the Maranello site and an off-grid charging station for hybrid models
On July 25, 2022 Ferrari announced a new photovoltaic system to be built on the roofs of its Maranello factory buildings, further expanding its independent energy production and reducing its CO2e emissions. Ferrari is taking one more step on the path to carbon neutrality alongside Enel X.
In total, they will comprise 3,800 solar panels, able to deliver a maximum power of 1,535 kWp.
Once fully operational, the new solar installation will allow Ferrari to self-produce 1,626,802 kWh per year. The system will allow savings of more than 18,500 tonnes of CO2e over 25 years, or 740 tonnes per year.
Ferrari 296 GT3, a V6 for a new sporting history
On July 29, 2022 the Ferrari 296 GT3 was unveiled. It is an innovative project, on and off the track, that the Prancing Horse manufacturer decided to develop to continue a winning tradition dating back to 1949 when the 166 MM triumphed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. This is a new approach in terms of design, car management at all stages of a race weekend, electronics, and even the engine architecture, a 120° turbocharged 6-cylinder. A new concept built to meet the needs of teams, professional drivers and gentlemen drivers, on whom Ferrari has always focused. This car has been meticulously designed in every detail and from every angle, in compliance with the new GT3 regulations.
Share repurchase program
Under the first tranche of the new multi-year common share repurchase program announced on June 30, 2022, from July 1, 2022 to July 29, 2022, the Company purchased 140,859 common shares for a total consideration of Euro 26.9 million. At July 29, 2022 the Company held in treasury an aggregate of 11,205,969 common shares. As of the same date, the Company held 4.36% of the total issued share capital including the common shares and the special voting shares, net of shares assigned under the Company’s equity incentive plan.
Ferrari is among the world’s leading luxury brands focused on the design, engineering, production and sale of the world’s most recognizable luxury performance sports cars. Ferrari brand symbolizes exclusivity, innovation, state-of-the-art sporting performance and Italian design. Its history and the image enjoyed by its cars are closely associated with its Formula 1 racing team, Scuderia Ferrari, the most successful team in Formula 1 history. From the inaugural year of Formula 1 World Championship in 1950 through the present, Scuderia Ferrari has won 242 Grand Prix races, 16 Constructors’ World titles and 15 Drivers’ World titles. Ferrari designs, engineers and produces its cars in Maranello, Italy, and sells them in over 60 markets worldwide.
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Total net revenues, EBITDA, Adj. EBITDA, EBIT and Adj. EBIT at constant currency eliminate the effects of changes in foreign currency (transaction and translation) and of foreign currency hedges.
EBITDA is defined as net profit before income tax expense, net financial expenses and depreciation and amortization.
Adjusted EBITDA is defined as EBITDA as adjusted for certain income and costs which are significant in nature, expected to occur infrequently, and that management considers not reflective of ongoing operational activities.
Adjusted Earnings Before Interest and Taxes (“Adjusted EBIT”) represents EBIT as adjusted for certain income and costs which are significant in nature, expected to occur infrequently, and that management considers not reflective of ongoing operational activities.
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Net Industrial Debt, defined as total Debt less Cash and Cash Equivalents (Net Debt), further adjusted to exclude the debt and cash and cash equivalents related to our financial services activities (Net Debt of Financial Services Activities).
Free Cash Flow and Free Cash Flow from Industrial Activities are two of management’s primary key performance indicators to measure the Group’s performance. Free Cash Flow is defined as cash flows from operating activities less investments in property, plant and equipment (excluding right-of-use assets recognized during the period in accordance with IFRS 16 - Leases) and intangible assets. Free Cash Flow from Industrial Activities is defined as Free Cash Flow adjusted to exclude the operating cash flow from our financial services activities (Free Cash Flow from Financial Services Activities).
On August 2, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. CEST, management will hold a conference call to present the Q2 2022 results to financial analysts and institutional investors. Please note that registering in advance is required to access the conference call details. The call can be followed live and a recording will subsequently be available on the Group’s website https://www.ferrari.com/en-EN/corporate/investors. The supporting document will be made available on the website prior to the call.