O-I Glass has reported the financial results for the full year and fourth quarter ended December 31, 2023.
“I’m pleased to report strong 2023 performance as we successfully navigated softer macro conditions that developed over the course of the year including significant inventory de-stocking across the value chain,” said Andres Lopez, O-I Glass CEO. “O-I continued to execute well through the fourth quarter and business performance moderately exceeded our expectations. As we concluded the year, strong net price and the benefit from our margin expansion initiatives helped mitigate the impact of softer demand and elevated production curtailment to balance supply with lower shipments.
“In addition to operating well in 2023, we continued to advance our long-term strategy. The benefit from margin expansion initiatives significantly exceeded our target with the strongest results in that program’s seven-year history. We made solid progress on our capital expansion program completing the first round of new capacity additions in Canada and Colombia, on time and on budget.
“Importantly, development efforts for MAGMA and ULTRA continued and our first MAGMA Greenfield project in Bowling Green, KY, is on track to be commissioned in mid-2024. Our freshly updated ESG roadmap has been fully integrated into our strategy and long-term capital allocation plan as we advance glass as the most sustainable packaging solution. Finally, our balance sheet is in its best position in nearly a decade.”
“Building off our strong operating performance last year, O-I is well positioned to manage through current soft macro conditions that should improve as the year progresses. I believe the most challenging market conditions are behind us and we anticipate stronger future earnings as both sales and production volumes recover to pre-pandemic levels over time.”
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