Materion Corporation
MATERION Corp (Form: 8-K, Received: 03/09/2011 16:18:04)
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) March 9, 2011
Materion Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Ohio   001-15885   34-1919973
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
  (IRS Employer
Identification No.)
6070 Parkland Blvd., Mayfield Heights, Ohio       44124
(Address of principal executive offices)       (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code 216-486-4200
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(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure
     On March 9, 2011, Materion Corporation updated its website with a slide presentation that will be presented by Richard J. Hipple, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer to investors. A copy of the presentation is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
Exhibit Number   Description of Exhibit
  March 2011 Presentation



     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
  Materion Corporation
March 9, 2011  By:   Michael C. Hasychak    
    Michael C. Hasychak   
    Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary   


Exhibit 99.1
Investor Presentation March 2011 Materion Corporation(Formerly Brush Engineered Materials)


Forward-Looking Statements These slides contain (and the accompanying oral discussion will contain) "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause the actual results of the Company to differ materially from the results expressed or implied by these statements, including health issues, litigation and regulation relating to our business, our ability to achieve and/or maintain profitability, significant cyclical fluctuations in our customers' businesses, competitive substitutes for our products, risks associated with our international operations, including foreign currency rate fluctuations, energy costs and the availability and prices of raw materials, the timing and ability to achieve further efficiencies and synergies resulting from our name change and product line alignment under the Materion name and brand, and other factors disclosed in periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Consequently these forward-looking statements should be regarded as the Company's current plans, estimates and beliefs. The Company does not undertake and specifically declines any obligation to publicly release the results of any revisions to these forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect any future events or circumstances after the date of such statements or to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events. 2


MATERION TODAY: New Name, Same Impressive Performance 3 19%CAGR Sales growth (2005 - 2010) 30% CAGR Operating profit growth(2005 - 2010) Successful Repositioning of company


THESIS Positioned to Deliver Long-Term, Sustainable Growth 4 ... Leveraging ahigh value-addedbusiness model... A company with a strong platform... ... Executing a focused growth plan 1 2 3


The Repositioning of Materion Prior to 2002 2002 - 2010 2011 + Metals and mining focus Repositioning Sustained growth 5


Successful Repositioning - Snapshot 6 2002 2010 Revenues $373M ? $1.3B Revenue % in Advanced Materials 47% ? 75% Sales per employee (thousands) $200 ? $524 Debt-to-Debt-Plus-Equity 43% ? 18% Working capital % of sales 41% ? 25% Cyclicality High ? Low


Operating Businesses are Well-Positioned and Growing 7 Business End Markets(Examples) Products(Examples) Sales Growth(2002-2010) Advanced Materials WirelessLEDOpticalMedicalAlternative energy PVD targetsOptical / medical coatingsElectronic packagingInorganic powders 453% 75% of revenues Integrated Metals WirelessOil & gasAerospaceHeavy equipmentDefense Electronic connectorsDirectional drilling componentsOptical structuresBushings and bearings 68% 25% of revenues


Positioned in Diverse Set of High-Growth Markets 8 Growth Entered multiple leading-edge growth markets since 2002 Defense Commercial Aerospace MedicalDevices Disk Drives Optics Telecom Infrastructure LED's Alternative Energy LCD Space / Science Notebooks Cellular phones (smartphones), Tablet computers Heavy Equipment


High Operating Margins High Operating Margins 9 Removing High Value Metals Clarifies True Margins2010 Note (1): Excludes high value metals from sales


A Global Platform Operations in US and 11 Countries Significant and Expanding International Sales 28% "Direct"International Sales 10 Customers in >50 countries Expect "direct" international sales to be 50% in 3-5 years


THESIS Positioned to Deliver Long-Term, Sustainable Growth 11 A company with a strong platform... ... Leveraging ahigh value-addedbusiness model... ... Executing a focused growth plan 1 2 3


High Value-Added Business Model 12 Target high growth markets Own fast growing niches Expand with innovative products Add synergistic acquisitions Ensure financial discipline


1. Target High Growth, Leading-Edge Markets 13 Market % of Value- Added Sales 2011Trends Key Drivers Consumer Electronics 26% Smartphone growthTablet computers & LEDsMiniaturization Defense & Science 16% DoD & foreign military budgetsDemand for communications satellitesHigh performance optical devices Industrial Components & Commercial Aerospace 15% New airplane builds & retrofitsIncreasing air travelHeavy equipment builds Automotive Electronics 8% Increasing global car productionHEV/EV lithium ion battery componentsEngine control & electronic systems Telecommunications Infrastructure 7% Global 3G/4G buildsBase stationsUndersea fiber-optics expansion Energy 7% Directional drillingRig countsSolar, batteries & smart grid devices Medical 7% Glucose testingDiagnostics equipment


1. Target High Growth, Leading-Edge Markets 14 Reportable Segments ADVANCED MATERIAL TECHNOLOGIES PERFORMANCE ALLOYS BERYLLIUM & COMPOSITES TECHNICAL MATERIALS Key Markets Precious, Non-precious, Specialty Metal and Inorganic Materials; Electronic Packages and Components Bulk and Strip Form Products and Beryllium Hydroxide Beryllium and Beryllia Ceramic Products Specialty Strip Metal Products CONSUMER ELECTRONICS p p p p DEFENSE & SCIENCE p p p p INDUSTRIAL COMPONENTS & COMM. AEROSPACE p p p AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRONICS p p p p TELECOM INFRASTRUCTURE p p p p APPLIANCE p MEDICAL p p p p ENERGY p p p p


2. Own The Niche - Examples Only fully integrated producer of berylliumone-of-a-kind business 15 Leading position in niche Unique copper-nickel material ToughMetTMmultiple advanced applications growing at over 30% annually Optical coatingshighly sophisticated uses for defense and medical applications Smartphone applicationscurrently in 95% of all smartphones, expected to grow 50% in 2011 u u u u


3. Continually Develop Innovative Products Customer-centric product developmentActive research programsNew product areas includeLEDsMedicalCommercial OpticsDisk drive armsSolarBatteriesScienceCommercial Aerospace 16


4. Synergistic Acquisitions - Strong Record 4. Synergistic Acquisitions - Strong Record 17 By 2010, added $300M to sales and 25% of company profit Acquisitions 2005-2010 - Impact


(CHART) 4. Synergistic Acquisitions Case Study of Growing a Niche Business - Optical Filters and Medical Coatings (Revenues) 18 Today Revenues of $91M78% CAGRPositioned in $1.2B+ market growing at 11% annually $9M $82M Barr(2009) Techni- Met(2008)


5. Ensure Financial Discipline 19 Maintain strong balance sheet Debt-to-Debt-Plus-Equity Maximum 30% Strong cash flow Cash flow from operations $30M - $75M annuallyCapex below depreciationReduction in working capital goal to <20% sales Resources to finance acquisitions of $50M to $100M annually (CHART) After $175M in acquisitions (net)


THESIS Positioned to Deliver Long-Term, Sustainable Growth 20 A company with a strong platform... ... Leveraging ahigh value-addedbusiness model... ... Executing a focused growth plan 1 2 3


Financial Goals Next 3-5 Years Financial Goals Next 3-5 Years 21


Continuing to Execute Three Point Strategy 22 1 Grow and diversify revenue base 2 Expand margins 3 Improve fixed and working capital utilization Increasing Shareholder Value


Strategy #1: Growth Expand and Diversify Revenue Base Targeting expansion in growth markets including:smart mobile devices, 3G / 4G, commercial aerospace, oil & gas, alternative energy, optics, LED / LCDOngoing global expansionAsiaStrategic acquisition ? fast accretionTechnologyGlobal reach 23


STRATEGY #1: GROWTH Strategy in Action: Outgrowing Growth Markets Growth of Materion Oil and Gas Sales vs. Market Growth of Materion Aerospace Sales vs. Market 24 1.00 2.00 3.00 4.00 5.00 6.00 02 Index numbers 2002 = 1.00 Materion sales Rig count 04 06 08 10 12-F 14-F +450% +80% 1.00 2.00 3.00 4.00 Index numbers 2002 = 1.00 Materion sales Aircraft delivered 02 04 06 08 10 12-F 14-F +240% +100%


STRATEGY #2: MARGINS Expand Margins - Key Drivers 25 1 Lean Sigmaoperating efficiency 2 Higher value added products 3 Cost reductions Margin Today 14% Target Margin 14-18% (OP % VA)


STRATEGY #3: CAPITAL EFFICIENCY Improve Fixed and Working Capital Efficiency 26 Lean Sigma Cycle time reductionYield improvementOn-time shipments Based on 2011 projected sales, each 5% of working capital efficiency = $43M of cash Improve Working Capital Efficiency Working capital % of sales (CHART)


(CHART) (CHART) 2011 Outlook and Guidance Revenues($B) EPS($) 27 $1.45B - $1.5B $2.20 - $2.50


IN SUMMARY Why Invest in Materion Corporation 28 Positioning Niche leader in high-growth markets Performance Strong performance record Growth Executing three point strategy Global player, strong secular market driversSustainable long-term growth Proven business modelTarget, expand, then own niche Clear financial goals, performance continuing to improve


Investor Presentation March 2011 Materion Corporation(Formerly Brush Engineered Materials)