Exhibit 12.1

Global Brass and Copper Holdings, Inc.
Computation of Ratio of Earnings to Fixed Charges
 
 
Year Ended December 31,
 
2015
 
2014
 
2013
  
2012
  
2011
(in millions)
 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
 
Earnings
 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
 
Income before provision for income taxes and equity income
$
51.4

 
$
47.6

 
$
31.4

  
$
31.1

  
$
85.8

Add:
 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
 
Fixed charges
40.3

  
40.9

  
41.0

  
40.9

  
41.8

Amortization of capitalized interest

  

  

  

  

Distributions from equity investment
0.4

  
0.4

  
0.5

  
1.0

  
0.5

Share of pre-tax losses of equity investees for which charges arising from guarantees are included in fixed charges

  

  

  

  

Less:
 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
 
Capitalized interest
0.2

 
0.2

 
0.1

  

  
0.6

Preference security dividend requirements of consolidated subsidiaries

  

  

  

  

Noncontrolling interest in pre-tax income of subsidiaries that have not incurred fixed charges
0.3

  
0.6

  
0.4

  
0.5

  
0.2

Total Earnings
$
91.6

 
$
88.1

 
$
72.4

 
$
72.5

 
$
127.3

Fixed Charges
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest expense
$
39.1

 
$
39.6

 
$
39.8

 
$
39.7

 
$
40.0

Capitalized interest
0.2

 
0.2

 
0.1

 

 
0.6

Estimated interest in rent expense (a)
1.0

 
1.1

 
1.1

 
1.2

 
1.2

Total Fixed Charges
$
40.3

 
$
40.9

 
$
41.0

 
$
40.9

 
$
41.8

Ratio of Earnings to Fixed Charges
2.3

 
2.2

 
1.8

 
1.8

 
3.0

(a)
Interest portion of rental expense is estimated to equal 33% of such expense, which is considered a reasonable approximation of the interest factor.