Saturday January 1, 2022, 04:37:14

Specialty Materials: A Tale Of Two Alloys – A Review Of Quarterly Survey Results And...

By Chris D. Olin

We collected several data points throughout the specialty materials survey process but could not confidently identify a main theme for this update report. Channel crosscurrents, a less-aggressive aerospace outlook, and modest erosion in contact sentiment could be interpreted as mixed-to-negative indicators for the entire peer group heading into the 4Q earnings period. We are not expecting many companies within our coverage universe to meet/beat near-term expectations, but there are still a few names worth holding through any period of market turbulence, including the upstream alloy producers that appear to be positioned to take market share in CY22. Continue reading

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Friday November 19, 2021, 05:39:19

Aerospace: Updating Our Macro Assumptions Ahead Of New Industry Catalysts

By Chris D. Olin

After taking a closer look at aerospace market drivers, listening to the commentary provided by OEMs and Tier-1 suppliers, and collecting early market intel from proprietary survey-work, we remain comfortable with the bullish outlook applied the coverage group. We anticipate the realization of accelerated aero-related sales growth in CY22 for companies levered to aluminum, composite materials, specialty materials, and forging services driven by unit volume strength, better pricing/mix, and distribution channel refill. In today’ s market update, We lowered the CY22 earnings outlook for Hexcel (HXL) to account lost 787 revenues in 1H22. Continue reading

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Thursday September 16, 2021, 05:40:30

Titanium: Lowering Group Estimates On Disappointing Survey Results And Near-Term Aero Destabilization

By Chris D. Olin

Highlighting mixed-to-negative titanium survey reads and macro headlines over the past few weeks. At this point, our market intelligence and analysis indicate a slight downward bias to near-term earnings expectations for companies levered to titanium and other specialty alloys. Continue reading

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