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TI Fluid Systems PLC
07 November 2019

7 November 2019



TI Fluid Systems plc

Q3 2019 Trading Update

TI Fluid Systems plc, a leading global manufacturer of highly engineered automotive fluid storage, carrying and delivery systems for light vehicles issues a trading update for the third quarter and nine months ended 30 September 2019.

Q3 Trading

Despite the softer global light vehicle production market background, Group revenue for the third quarter increased 0.9% year over year at reported rates and decreased 1.0% at constant currency. This represented a solid outperformance of global light vehicle production in the third quarter of 2.2%.    

By region, on a constant currency basis, Europe and Africa revenue increased 2.8% and Asia Pacific revenue was flat year over year. The rate of decline in North America reduced to 7.7% from 8.1% in the first half but continued to be impacted by mix and last year's strong comparable period.

By division, FCS revenue declined 4.8%, for the quarter and showed a solid improvement against the first half of the year. FTDS revenue increased 4.4% in the quarter, benefitting from business launches  including tooling revenue.

Nine months ended 30 September 2019

The Group achieved revenue of €2,516.6 million in the nine months ended September 2019, despite a 5.9% decline in global light vehicle production. On a constant currency basis, revenue decreased 3.9% period over period and outperformed global light vehicle production by 2.0%.


9 months ended

September 2018

9 months ended

September 2019

% Change

% Change at constant currency

Group Revenue





By Region

Europe and Africa





Asia Pacific





North America





Latin America





By Segment

Fluid Carrying Systems ("FCS")





Fuel Tank and Delivery Systems ("FTDS")






Source: IHS Markit, October 2019 and company estimates

Revenue by Region 

In Europe and Africa, revenue decreased 2.0% at constant currency and outperformed light vehicle production volume in that region by 4.5%, primarily driven by strong tooling revenue in FTDS in advance of expected new business launches.

Asia Pacific revenue decreased 3.2% at constant currency and outperformed light vehicle production volume in that region by 3.8%. Outperformance was primarily through continued new business success with our fuel tanks in FTDS particularly in China where the Group is benefiting from the automotive megatrends of reduced evaporative emissions and fuel efficiency.  

In North America, revenue decreased 8.0% at constant currency or 5.8% below light vehicle production volume in that region. Revenue was impacted by lower launch activity in North America compared with the prior period as well as mix with the Group's lower exposure to SUVs/ light truck programmes in this region.

Revenue by Segment

FCS revenue decreased 8.0% at constant currency and was impacted by the lower production in China and mix in North America.

FTDS revenue grew 2.0% at constant currency. We continued to benefit from new business wins in Asia Pacific, as well as increased tooling revenue in Europe.


The 2019 outlook for the Group provided in the half-year results announcement on 8 August 2019 remains unchanged.

Trading update call

TI Fluid Systems plc is holding a call for analysts and investors at 09:00am UK time today.

Conference Call Dial-In Details:

UK: +44 (0)330 336 9105

Conference Code: 5921166

The audio recording will be available on later today


TI Fluid Systems plc

Alpna Amar

Investor Relations

Tel: +44 (0)1865 871824



FTI Consulting

Richard Mountain

Nick Hasell

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3727 1340


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