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Kodak reports full-year 2020 financial results


March 16, 2021

Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE: KODK) today reported financial results for the full year 2020, including consolidated revenues of $1 billion and an increase in cash in the second half of the year.
Full-year 2020 highlights include:

  • Consolidated revenues of $1 billion
  • A cash balance of $196 million at year-end

On March 1, 2021, the Company announced a series of financial transactions that provide access to new capital, address maturing obligations, and strengthen the Company's ability to invest in strategic growth opportunities in its core businesses. The additional liquidity provided by these financial transactions eliminates the substantial doubt about Kodak’s ability to continue as a going concern.

“Kodak successfully managed through 2020 despite the challenges of the pandemic,” said Jim Continenza, Kodak’s Executive Chairman and CEO. “We mitigated the impact of COVID with cost-saving initiatives, launched several innovative print-business products and generated cash in the third and fourth quarters. More recently, we announced a series of financial transactions which significantly strengthened our balance sheet and set the stage for growth through investments in our core businesses in print and advanced materials and chemicals, and new initiatives.”

For the year ended December 31, 2020, revenues declined by $213 million compared with the same period in 2019. Kodak ended the quarter with a cash balance of $196 million, down from the December 31, 2019 cash balance of $233 million. GAAP net loss was $541 million for the year ended December 31, 2020, which included a charge of $416 million to reflect the increased value of the derivative liability embedded in the convertible notes immediately prior to conversion during the third quarter 2020 and expense of $167 million related to the increase in deferred tax valuation allowances for locations outside the U.S during the first quarter of 2020. Operational EBITDA was negative $1 million for the year ended December 31, 2020, compared with $13 million in 2019.

“Kodak increased its cash balance in the third and fourth quarters by $16 million and ended the year at $196 million in cash,” said David Bullwinkle, Kodak’s CFO. “During 2020 the Company improved its financial health by removing legacy liabilities and reducing costs, and the recently announced transactions put Kodak in a strong financial position and provide incremental liquidity to drive growth.”

Revenue and Operational EBITDA by Reportable Segment FY 2020 vs. FY 2019

FY 2020 Actuals Traditional Printing Digital Printing Advanced Materials & Chemicals Brand Total
Revenue $ 592 $ 241 $ 172 $ 13 $ 1,018
Operational EBITDA * $ 21 $ (10) $ (23) $ 11 $ (1)
FY 2019 Actuals Traditional Printing Digital Printing Advanced Materials & Chemicals Brand Total
Revenue $ 727 $ 293 $ 200 $ 12 $ 1,232
Operational EBITDA * $ 48 $ (9) $ (34) $ 8 $ 13
FY 2020 vs. FY 2019 Actuals
Traditional Printing Digital Printing Advanced Materials & Chemicals Brand Total
Revenue $ (135) $ (52) $ (28) $ 1 $ (214)
Operational EBITDA * $ (27) $ (1) $ 11 $ 3 $ (14)
FY 2020 Actuals on constant currency ** vs. FY 2019 Actuals
Traditional Printing Digital Printing Advanced Materials & Chemicals Brand Total
Revenue $ (141) $ (54) $ (29) $ 1 $ (223)
Operational EBITDA * $ (26) $ (1) $ 10 $ 3 $ (14)

* Total Operational EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure. The reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP measures is provided in Appendix A of this press release.
** The impact of foreign exchange represents the 2020 foreign exchange impact using average foreign exchange rates for the twelve months ended December 31, 2019, rather than the actual average exchange rates in effect for the twelve months ended December 31, 2020.
Eastman Business Park segment is not a reportable segment and is excluded from the table above.

About Kodak

Kodak is a global technology company focused on print and advanced materials & chemicals. We provide industry-leading hardware, software, consumables and services primarily to customers in commercial print, packaging, publishing, manufacturing and entertainment. We are committed to environmental stewardship and ongoing leadership in developing sustainable solutions. Our broad portfolio of superior products, responsive support and world-class R&D make Kodak solutions a smart investment for customers looking to improve their profitability and drive growth. For additional information on Kodak, visit us at, follow us on Twitter @Kodak, or like us on Facebook at Kodak.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release includes “forward-looking statements” as that term is defined under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

Forward-looking statements include statements concerning Kodak’s plans, objectives, goals, strategies, future events, future revenue or performance, capital expenditures, liquidity, investments, financing needs and business trends and other information that is not historical information. When used in this press release, the words “estimates,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “projects,” “plans,” “intends,” “believes,” “predicts,” “forecasts,” “strategy,” “continues,” “goals,” “targets” or future or conditional verbs, such as “will,” “should,” “could,” or “may,” and similar expressions, as well as statements that do not relate strictly to historical or current facts, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements, including management’s examination of historical operating trends and data, are based upon Kodak’s expectations and various assumptions. Future events or results may differ from those anticipated or expressed in the forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements include, among others, the risks and uncertainties described in more detail in Kodak’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020 under the headings “Business,” “Risk Factors,” “Legal Proceedings” and/or “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations—Liquidity and Capital Resources,” and in other filings Kodak makes with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time, as well as the following: Kodak’s ability to improve and sustain its operating structure, cash flow, profitability and other financial results; Kodak’s ability to achieve cash forecasts, financial projections, and projected growth; Kodak’s ability to achieve the financial and operational results contained in its business plans; Kodak’s ability to comply with the covenants in its various credit facilities; Kodak’s ability to fund continued investments, capital needs and restructuring payments and service its debt and Series B Preferred Stock and Series C Preferred Stock; the impact of the global economic environment or medical epidemics such as the COVID-19 pandemic; the impact of the investigations, litigations and claims arising out of the circumstances surrounding the announcement by the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation in July 2020 of a potential loan to a subsidiary of Kodak to support the launch of a pharmaceutical initiative; changes in foreign currency exchange rates, commodity prices, interest rates and tariff rates; Kodak’s ability to effectively anticipate technology trends and develop and market new products, solutions and technologies; Kodak’s ability to effectively compete with large, well-financed industry participants; continued sufficient availability of borrowings and letters of credit under Kodak’s asset based credit facility and letter of credit facility, Kodak’s ability to obtain additional financing if and as needed and Kodak’s ability to provide or facilitate financing for its customers; the performance by third parties of their obligations to supply products, components or services to Kodak and the ability to address supply chain disruptions and continue to obtain raw materials and components available from single sources of supply; and Kodak’s ability to effect strategic transactions, such as acquisitions, strategic alliances, divestitures and similar transactions, or to achieve the benefits sought to be achieved from such strategic transactions.

There may be other factors that may cause Kodak’s actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements attributable to Kodak or persons acting on its behalf apply only as of the date of this press release and are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements included or referenced in this press release. Kodak undertakes no obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that arise after the date made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, except as required by law.

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