"Dana delivered strong performance in the second quarter as a result of ongoing strong demand across all three of our end markets," said James Kamsickas, Dana chairman and CEO. "We continue to actively manage through a challenging supply-chain environment, and our team has done an excellent job proactively responding to the regional impacts of COVID-19.  Like everyone, we remain cautious about the second half of the year, but our balanced business model positions us well to navigate through external pressures as we remain focused on launching our new business backlog and expanding our vehicle electrification business."

Second-quarter 2021 Financial Results

Sales for the second quarter of 2021 totaled $2.21 billion, compared with $1.08 billion in the same period of 2020, representing a $1.13 billion improvement driven by strong customer demand and the conversion of our sales backlog. 

Adjusted EBITDA for the second quarter of 2021 was $233 million, compared with a loss of $5 million for the same period in 2020. Profit conversion on higher sales in the second quarter of 2021 continued to be tempered by higher raw material costs and supply-chain constraints.

Adjusted net income attributable to Dana was $86 million and diluted adjusted earnings per share was $0.59 for the second quarter of 2021, compared with an adjusted net loss of $99 million and $0.69 per share in 2020.

Operating cash flow in the second quarter of 2021 was $67 million, compared with a use of $75 million in the same period of 2020. 

Adjusted free cash flow was a use of $13 million, compared with a use of $133 million in the second quarter of 2020. Adjusted free cash flow in this year's second quarter was driven by higher earnings compared with last year's pandemic-impacted results.

"We are maintaining our full-year guidance ranges but indicating that sales will likely be at the higher end due to the strong market demand in the first half of this year and our outlook for the remainder of the year," said Jonathan Collins, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Dana. "Our solid performance and encouraging demand fundamentals keep us locked on a trajectory toward our long-term financial goals."

2021 Financial Target Ranges

  • Sales of $8.5 to $9 billion;
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $920 million to $1 billion, an implied adjusted EBITDA margin of range of approximately 10.5-11%
  • Diluted adjusted EPS of $2.10 to $2.60;
  • Operating cash flow of approximately 7% of sales; and
  • Adjusted free cash flow of approximately 3% of sales.