2020 Integrated Report

2021 Outlook

Aquivion® (pictured)

Our Aquivion® innovation is a key material for hydrogen production. It is crucial for electrical storage and conversion devices such as fuel cells, electrolyzers and flow batteries used in conjunction with zero-emission electricity sources.

First quarter 2021 EBITDA is estimated to be between €520 million and €550 million, and Free cash flow is expected to be between €600 and €650 million for full year 2021. Free cash flow indications reflect the benefits of reduced pension and financial charges, higher restructuring costs, reinvestment in working capital and capex to support innovation and growth.

Additional structural cost savings are estimated at €150 million in 2021, more than offsetting fixed cost inflation, expected at around €75 million. This would take cumulative cost reductions over 2 years (2020-2021) to €325 million.