Kodak is doing better
2021 Financial Results
“Kodak continued to navigate through an unusually challenging business environment in 2021 and delivered revenue growth in all our segments for the first time in years,” said Jim Continenza, Kodak’s Executive Chairman and CEO. “We also saw increases in customer satisfaction and market share in our key print business, achievements which reflect the success of our ongoing strategy: focus on our core businesses in commercial print and advanced materials and chemicals, invest in product innovation and put our customers at the center of everything we do.”
For the full year ended December 31, 2021, revenues were $1.150 billion, an improvement of $121 million compared to the same period in 2020. GAAP net income was $24 million for the full year, compared to a net loss of $541 million in 2020. The prior year included a charge of $416 million to reflect the increased value of the derivative liability embedded in the convertible notes immediately prior to conversion and expense of $167 million related to the increase in deferred tax valuation allowances for locations outside the U.S. Operational EBITDA for the year ended December 31, 2021 was $11 million, compared to negative $1 million in 2020. The increase was primarily the result of improvement in revenue and manufacturing costs from increases in volume partially offset by ongoing global cost increases in 2021. The current year Operational EBITDA results did not benefit from $25 million in savings from temporary pay cuts and furloughs that largely ended in January 2021. Kodak ended the year with a cash balance of $362 million, an increase of $166 million from December 31, 2020. The increase is primarily attributable to net proceeds received of $247 million from the financing transactions completed in the first quarter of 2021.
“The Company ended 2021 with $362 million in cash, an increase of $166 million from December 31, 2020,” said David Bullwinkle, Kodak’s CFO. “The Company’s balance sheet is the strongest it has been in years due to the execution of our strategy. We continue to execute on our plan by driving increases in cost efficiency through automation and process innovation and redesign.”