“In 2014, we expect another record year with constant currency sales growth of approximately 10%, continued operating income margin expansion, double-digit growth in earnings per share and to generate free cash flow while continuing to fund our capital expenditures ramp-up,” said Hexcel CEO Nick Stanage. “Commercial Aerospace will again lead our sales growth. While the B787 was a key driver of this in 2013, Hexcel content per A350 XWB is now estimated at $5 million per shipset – a significant milestone that reflects both the breadth and depth of our products as well as nearly ten years of dedicated effort.”
Stringer run-out demonstrator shown in Le Bourget/2013
Hexcel anticipates 2014 revenues of between $1.80-1.88 billion in 2014, compared to 2013 revenue of between $1.65-1.68 billion. Commercial Aerospace, which comprises about 63% of the company’s last 12-months sales, will be driven by sales to Airbus, Boeing, and their subcontractors thanks to on-going increases in aircraft build rates and new composite-rich aircraft programs that are ramping up. Regional and business aircraft account for the remaining 15% of Commercial Aerospace sales and are also expected to increase in 2014.
Capital expenditures for 2014 are targeted to be $225 million to $250 million. This amount is higher than the company’s estimates from a year ago, reflecting Hexcel’s increased content on
Based on the article “Hexcel benefits from composites-rich programmes” published in Eco Composites