HWM Howmet Aerospace

Howmet Aerospace Inc., is an American aerospace company based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The company manufactures components for jet engines, fasteners and titanium structures for aerospace applications, and forged aluminum wheels for heavy trucks. Howmet operates 27 facilities in the United States, Canada, Mexico, France, the UK, Hungary and Japan.

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Timothy Donald Myers
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Last Q Avg 4Q Last Q Avg 4Q Last Q Avg 4Q
Cash on hand (at last report) 1.61B 1.61B 1.61B 1.61B 1.61B 1.61B
Cash burn (monthly) (positive/no burn) 7.67M (positive/no burn) (positive/no burn) (positive/no burn) (positive/no burn)
Cash used (since last report) n/a 26.22M n/a n/a n/a n/a
Cash remaining n/a 1.58B n/a n/a n/a n/a
Runway (months of cash) n/a 206.7 n/a n/a n/a n/a

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Date Owner Security Transaction Code Indirect 10b5-1 $Price #Shares $Value #Remaining
8 Apr 21 Sharon R Barner Common Stock Grant Aquire A No No 0 982 0 982
5 Apr 21 Leduc Robert F Common Stock Grant Aquire A No No 32.07 1,052 33.74K 12,538
5 Apr 21 Joseph S Cantie Common Stock Grant Aquire A No No 32.07 935 29.99K 17,171
31 Mar 21 Oal Tolga I Phantom Stock Units Common Stock Grant Aquire A No No 32.14 272 8.74K 8,943

Data for the last complete 13F reporting period. To see the most recent changes to ownership, click the ownership history button above.

94.0% owned by funds/institutions
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Current Prev Q Change
Total holders 449 393 +14.2%
Opened positions 102 51 +100.0%
Closed positions 46 53 -13.2%
Increased positions 119 102 +16.7%
Reduced positions 158 169 -6.5%
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Total value 14.56B 6.25B +133.1%
Total shares 407.49M 373.57M +9.1%
Total puts 925.7K 870.1K +6.4%
Total calls 3.2M 1.27M +151.3%
Total put/call ratio 0.3 0.7 -57.7%
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Elliott Investment Management 41.57M $1.19B 0.0%
Vanguard 40.23M $1.15B -0.9%
BLK Blackrock 36.13M $1.03B -3.7%
Orbis Investment Management 28.21M $804.98M NEW
Orbis Allan Gray 28.21M $804.98M -11.2%
Boston Partners 18.63M $531.78M +17.9%
STT State Street 18.31M $522.7M -3.9%
Harris Associates L P 17.24M $491.95M +2.5%
Kensico Capital Management 10.98M $313.24M -5.7%
First Pacific Advisors 9.29M $265.02M -21.4%
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Orbis Investment Management 28.21M +28.21M NEW
TROW T. Rowe Price 5.32M +4.61M +658.1%
Baupost 0 -4.6M EXIT
Massachusetts Financial Services 3.97M +3.97M NEW
Egerton Capital 3.97M +3.97M NEW
Orbis Allan Gray 28.21M -3.56M -11.2%
AMP Ameriprise Financial 3.49M +3.01M +636.0%
Boston Partners 18.63M +2.83M +17.9%
Arrowstreet Capital, Limited Partnership 4.06M +2.65M +188.7%
D. E. Shaw & Co. 3.54M -2.62M -42.5%

Financial report summary

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  • Our business, results of operations, financial condition and/or cash flows have been and could continue to be materially adversely affected by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The markets for Howmet’s products are highly cyclical and are influenced by a number of factors, including global economic conditions.
  • Howmet could encounter manufacturing difficulties or other issues that impact product performance, quality or safety, which could adversely affect Howmet’s reputation, business and financial statements.
  • A material disruption of Howmet’s operations, particularly at one or more of its manufacturing facilities, could adversely affect Howmet’s business.
  • Information technology system failures, cyber attacks and security breaches may threaten the integrity of Howmet’s intellectual property and other sensitive information, disrupt its business operations, and result in reputational harm and other negative consequences that could have a material adverse effect on its financial condition and results of operations.
  • Howmet is dependent on a limited number of suppliers for a substantial portion of raw materials essential to our operations, and supply chain disruptions could have a material adverse effect on our business.
  • Howmet’s business could be adversely affected by increases in the cost or volatility in the availability of raw materials.
  • Howmet could be adversely affected by the loss of key customers or significant changes in the business or financial condition of its customers.
  • Howmet could be adversely affected by reductions in defense spending.
  • Howmet may be unable to realize future targets or goals established for its business, or complete projects, at the levels, projected costs or by the dates targeted.
  • Howmet faces significant competition, which may have an adverse effect on profitability.
  • Howmet may be unable to develop innovative new products or implement technology initiatives successfully.
  • Howmet’s business depends, in part, on its ability to meet increased program demand successfully and to mitigate the impact of program cancellations, reductions and delays.
  • Product liability, product safety, personal injury, property damage, and recall claims and investigations may materially affect Howmet’s financial condition and damage its reputation.
  • Our business may be adversely affected if we fail to comply with government contracting regulations.
  • Howmet’s global operations expose Howmet to risks that could adversely affect its business, financial condition, results of operations, cash flows or the market price of its securities.
  • Howmet may face challenges to its intellectual property rights which could adversely affect the Company’s reputation, business and competitive position.
  • Howmet may be exposed to significant legal proceedings, investigations or changes in U.S. federal, state or foreign law, regulation or policy.
  • Unanticipated changes in Howmet’s tax provisions or exposure to additional tax liabilities could affect Howmet’s future profitability.
  • Labor disputes and other employee relations issues could adversely affect Howmet’s business, financial condition or results of operations.
  • Howmet is subject to privacy and data security/protection laws in the jurisdictions in which it operates and may be exposed to substantial costs and liabilities associated with such laws and regulations.
  • Failure to comply with domestic or international employment and related laws could result in penalties or costs that could have a material adverse effect on Howmet’s business results.
  • Howmet is exposed to environmental, health and safety risks and is subject to a broad range of health, safety and environmental laws and regulations which may result in substantial costs and liabilities.
  • Howmet may be affected by global climate change or by legal, regulatory, or market responses to such change.
  • A decline in Howmet’s financial performance or outlook or a deterioration in its credit profile could negatively impact the Company’s access to capital markets, its liquidity and its borrowing costs.
  • Howmet’s business and growth prospects may be negatively impacted by limits in its capital expenditures.
  • An adverse decline in the liability discount rate, lower-than-expected investment return on pension assets and other factors could adversely affect Howmet’s results of operations or amount of pension funding contributions in future periods.
  • Howmet is exposed to fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates and interest rates, as well as inflation, economic factors, and currency controls in the countries in which it operates.
  • Dividends and share repurchases fall within the discretion of our Board of Directors, depend on a number of factors, and are subject to limits under the Company’s Credit Agreement.
  • Failure to attract and retain a highly skilled and diverse global workforce, or provide adequate succession plans for key personnel could adversely affect Howmet’s operations and competitiveness.
  • Howmet may be unable to realize the expected benefits from acquisitions, divestitures and strategic alliances.
  • Anti-takeover provisions could prevent or delay a change in control of Howmet, including a takeover attempt by a third party and limit the power of Howmet’s shareholders.
  • Arconic Corporation may fail to perform under various transaction agreements that were executed as part of the Arconic Inc. Separation Transaction.
  • In connection with the Arconic Inc. Separation Transaction, Arconic Corporation agreed to indemnify us for certain liabilities and we agreed to indemnify Arconic Corporation for certain liabilities. If we are required to pay under these indemnities to Arconic Corporation, our financial results could be negatively impacted. The Arconic Corporation indemnity may not be sufficient to hold us harmless from the full amount of liabilities for which Arconic Corporation is allocated responsibility, and Arconic Corporation may not be able to satisfy its indemnification obligations in the future.
  • The Arconic Inc. Separation Transaction could result in substantial tax liability.
  • The Alcoa Inc. Separation Transaction could result in substantial tax liability.
Management Discussion
  • Sales. Sales for 2020 were $5,259 compared with $7,098 in 2019, a decrease of $1,839, or 26%. The decrease was primarily a result of lower volumes in the commercial aerospace and commercial transportation markets driven by the impacts of
  • COVID-19 and 737 MAX and 787 production declines along with a decrease in sales of $116 due to the divestiture of the forgings business in the U.K. in December 2019, all partially offset by growth in the defense aerospace and industrial gas turbine markets and favorable product pricing.
  • Sales for 2019 were $7,098 compared with $6,778 in 2018, an increase of $320, or 5%. The increase was primarily due to volume growth in aerospace, commercial transportation, and industrial end markets; and favorable pricing when fulfilling volume above contractual share and renewing contracts; partially offset by lower sales from the divestitures of forgings businesses in the United Kingdom (divested in December 2019) and Hungary (divested in December 2018); and unfavorable foreign currency movements.
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