Huntsman Releases First Quarter 2014 Results; Demonstrates Broad Earnings Strength Across Divisions As Adjusted EBITDA Improves 50% Compared To Prior Year

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

First Quarter 2014 Highlights

  • Adjusted EBITDA was $329 million compared to $220 million in the prior year period, an improvement of 50%.
  • Adjusted diluted income per share was $0.43 compared to $0.19 in the prior year period.
  • Net income attributable to Huntsman Corporation was $54 million compared to net loss of $24 million in the prior year period.


Three months ended



March 31,


December 31,

In millions, except per share amounts, unaudited


2014


2013


2013








Revenues


$2,755


$2,702


$          2,705








Net income (loss) attributable to Huntsman Corporation

$     54


$    (24)


$               41

Adjusted net income(1)


$   105


$      46


$             118








Diluted income (loss) per share


$  0.22


$ (0.10)


$            0.17

Adjusted diluted income per share(1)


$  0.43


$  0.19


$            0.48








EBITDA(1)


$   261


$   112


$             225

Adjusted EBITDA(1)


$   329


$   220


$             313








See end of press release for footnote explanations







Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN) today reported first quarter 2014 results with revenues of $2,755 million and adjusted EBITDA of $329 million

Peter R. Huntsman, our President and CEO, commented:

"Our first quarter results demonstrated broad earnings strength as all of our businesses exceeded the previous year with the exception of PO/MTBE.  The benefits of our previous year's restructuring efforts are visible in both our Advanced Materials and Textile Effects results.  We continue to see strong results in our Performance Products and MDI polyurethanes, which make up the core of our earnings.

We remain actively engaged with the European Union in their antitrust review of our proposed acquisition of Rockwood Holding's Performance Additives and Titanium Dioxide businesses.

This past month, at our Investor Day we presented a plan to achieve $2 billion of Adjusted EBITDA within the next 2-3 years.  With these strong first quarter results, we're well on our way to achieving this target."

Segment Analysis for 1Q14 Compared to 1Q13

Polyurethanes

The increase in revenues in our Polyurethanes division for the three months ended March 31, 2014 compared to the same period in 2013 was primarily due to higher sales volumes partially offset by lower average selling prices.  MDI sales volumes increased 6% as a result of improved demand in all regions and across most major markets whereas PO/MTBE sales volumes were essentially unchanged.  PO/MTBE average selling prices decreased primarily due to less favorable market conditions and MDI Urethane average selling prices were essentially flat.  The decrease in adjusted EBITDA was due to lower PO/MTBE margins partially offset by an increase in MDI Urethane earnings.

Performance Products

The increase in revenues in our Performance Products division for the three months ended March 31, 2014 compared to the same period in 2013 was due to higher sales volumes and higher selling prices partially offset by the mix effect of more toll business.  Sales volumes increased primarily due to the impact of the scheduled maintenance on our olefins and ethylene oxide facilities in Port Neches, Texas in the first quarter of 2013, as well as improved demand for amines and maleic anhydride.  Average selling prices increased, notably for maleic anhydride and surfactants, in response to higher raw materials costs.  The increase in adjusted EBITDA was primarily due to the impact of our scheduled maintenance in the first quarter of 2013, estimated at $55 million.

Advanced Materials

The decrease in revenues in our Advanced Materials division for the three months ended March 31, 2014 compared to the same period in 2013 was primarily due to lower sales volumes, partially offset by higher average selling prices and favorable sales mix.  Sales volumes decreased in our base resins business primarily due to our restructuring efforts.  During the fourth quarter 2013 we closed two of our base resins production units as we focus on higher value component and formulations sales such as aerospace, transportation and industrial markets.  Average selling prices increased in all regions primarily due to increased prices for certain products as well as an increased focus on higher value component and formulations sales.  The increase in adjusted EBITDA was primarily due to higher contribution margins and lower manufacturing and selling, general and administrative costs as a result of our restructuring efforts.

Textile Effects

The increase in revenues in our Textile Effects division for the three months ended March 31, 2014 compared to the same period in 2013 was due to higher average selling prices and higher sales volumes.  Average selling prices increased primarily in response to higher raw material costs.  Sales volumes increased primarily due to increased market share and stronger consumer end market sentiment.  The increase in adjusted EBITDA was primarily due to higher contribution margins as a result of our restructuring efforts.

Pigments

The decrease in revenues in our Pigments division for the three months ended March 31, 2014 compared to the same period in 2013 was primarily due to lower average selling prices as sales volumes were essentially unchanged.  Average selling prices decreased primarily as a result of high industry inventory levels partially offset by the strength of the euro against the U.S. dollar.  The increase in adjusted EBITDA was primarily due to lower manufacturing costs as a result of higher production volumes.

Corporate, LIFO and Other

Adjusted EBITDA from Corporate, LIFO and Other improved by $1 million to a loss of $44 million for the three months ended March 31, 2014 compared to a loss of $45 million for the same period in 2013.

Liquidity, Capital Resources and Outstanding Debt

As of March 31, 2014 we had $902 million of combined cash and unused borrowing capacity compared to $1,048 million at December 31, 2013.

Total capital expenditures for the quarter ended March 31, 2014 were $107 million.  We expect to spend approximately $500 million on capital expenditures in 2014, net of reimbursements and excluding any amounts associated with the planned acquisition of the Performance Additives and Titanium Dioxide businesses of Rockwood Holdings, Inc.

Income Taxes

During the three months ended March 31, 2014 we recorded income tax expense of $36 million and paid $46 million in cash for income taxes.  Our adjusted effective income tax rates for the three months ended March 31, 2014 was approximately 32%.

We expect our 2014 adjusted effective tax rate to be approximately 35% excluding the impact of the acquisition of the Performance Additives and Titanium Dioxide businesses of Rockwood Holdings, Inc.  We expect our long term adjusted effective tax rate to be approximately 30%.

Earnings Conference Call Information

We will hold a conference call to discuss our first quarter 2014 financial results on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. ET.

Call-in numbers for the conference call:

U.S. participants

(888) 713 - 4214

International participants 

(617) 213 - 4866

Passcode

60716193

In order to facilitate the registration process, you may use the following link to pre-register for the conference call. Callers who pre-register will be given a unique PIN to gain immediate access to the call and bypass the live operator. You may pre-register at any time, including up to and after the call start time. To pre-register, please go to:

https://www.theconferencingservice.com/prereg/key.process?key=PXFJDHCNN

Webcast Information

The conference call will be available via webcast and can be accessed from the investor relations portion of the company's website at huntsman.com.

Replay Information

The conference call will be available for replay beginning April 29, 2014 and ending May 6, 2014.

Call-in numbers for the replay:

U.S. participants                      

(888) 286 - 8010

International participants             

(617) 801 - 6888

Replay code                              

10497006

 

Table 1 – Results of Operations






Three months ended



March 31,

In millions, except per share amounts, unaudited


2014


2013






Revenues


$2,755


$2,702

Cost of goods sold


2,305


2,353

Gross profit


450


349

Operating expenses


261


255

Restructuring, impairment and plant closing costs


39


44

Operating income


150


50

Interest expense


(48)


(51)

Equity in income of investment in unconsolidated affiliates


2


1

Loss on early extinguishment of debt


-


(35)

Other income


1


-

Income (loss) before income taxes


105


(35)

Income tax (expense) benefit


(36)


20

Income (loss) from continuing operations


69


(15)

Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax(2)


(7)


(2)

Net income (loss)


62


(17)

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests, net of tax


(8)


(7)

Net income (loss) attributable to Huntsman Corporation


$     54


$    (24)











Adjusted EBITDA(1)


$   329


$   220






Adjusted net income(1)


$   105


$     46











Basic income (loss) per share


$  0.22


$ (0.10)

Diluted income (loss) per share


$  0.22


$ (0.10)

Adjusted diluted income per share(1)


$  0.43


$  0.19






Common share information:





   Basic shares outstanding


240.9


239.0

   Diluted shares


244.5


239.0

   Diluted shares for adjusted diluted income per share


244.5


241.8






See end of press release for footnote explanations





 

Table 2 – Results of Operations by Segment






Three months ended



March 31,


Better /

(Worse)

In millions, unaudited


2014


2013









Segment Revenues:







   Polyurethanes


$1,200


$1,182


2%

   Performance Products


765


722


6%

   Advanced Materials


319


336


(5)%

   Textile Effects


224


188


19%

   Pigments


318


330


(4)%

   Eliminations and other


(71)


(56)


(27)%








   Total


$2,755


$2,702


2%








Segment Adjusted EBITDA(1):






   Polyurethanes


$   167


$   178


(6)%

   Performance Products


118


54


119%

   Advanced Materials


46


27


70%

   Textile Effects


16


(3)


NM

   Pigments


26


9


189%

   Corporate, LIFO and other


(44)


(45)


2%








   Total


$   329


$   220


50%








See end of press release for footnote explanations




NM—Not meaningful

 

 

Table 3 – Factors Impacting Sales Revenues






Three months ended



March 31, 2014 vs. 2013



Average Selling Price(a)









Local


Exchange


Sales Mix


Sales



Unaudited


Currency


Rate


& Other


Volume(b)


Total












Polyurethanes


(4)%


----


1%


5%


2%

Performance Products


2%


----


(10)%


14%


6%

Advanced Materials


6%


(1)%


6%


(16)%


(5)%

Textile Effects


15%


(2)%


2%


4%


19%

Pigments


(5)%


1%


----


----


(4)%

Total Company


(2)%


----


(4)%


8%


2%












(a) Excludes sales from tolling arrangements, by-products and raw materials.

(b) Excludes sales from by-products and raw materials.

 

Table 4 – Reconciliation of U.S. GAAP to Non-GAAP Measures


















 Income Tax 


 Net Income (loss) 


 Diluted Income 



 EBITDA 


 Expense 


 Attrib. to HUN Corp. 


 Per Share 



Three months ended


Three months ended


Three months ended


Three months ended



March 31,


March 31,


March 31,


March 31,

In millions, except per share amounts, unaudited


2014


2013


2014


2013


2014


2013


2014


2013


















GAAP(1)


$    261


$    112


$   (36)


$    20


$   54


$           (24)


$  0.22


$ (0.10)

Adjustments:

















   Acquisition expenses and purchase accounting inventory adjustments


8


3


(2)


(1)


6


2


0.02


0.01

   Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax(2)


7


3


 N/A 


 N/A 


7


2


0.03


0.01

   Discount amortization on settlement financing associated with the terminated merger


 N/A 


 N/A 


-


(1)


-


2


-


0.01

   Loss on early extinguishment of debt


-


35


-


(13)


-


22


-


0.09

   Certain legal settlements and related expenses


-


2


-


(1)


-


1


-


-

   Amortization of pension and postretirement actuarial losses


13


19


(4)


(7)


9


12


0.04


0.05

   Restructuring, impairment and plant closing and transition costs


40


46


(11)


(17)


29


29


0.12


0.12


















Adjusted(1)


$    329


$    220


$   (53)


$   (20)


$ 105


$            46


$  0.43


$  0.19


















Adjusted income tax expense










53


20





Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests, net of tax










8


7






















Adjusted pre-tax income(1)










$ 166


$            73






















Adjusted effective tax rate










32%


27%













































 Income Tax 


 Net Income 


 Diluted Income 



 EBITDA 


Expense


 Attrib. to HUN Corp. 


 Per Share 



Three months ended


Three months ended


Three months ended


Three months ended



December 31,


December 31,


December 31,


December 31,

In millions, except per share amounts, unaudited


2013


2013


2013


2013


















GAAP(1)


$    225




$   (20)




$   41




$  0.17



Adjustments:

















   Acquisition expenses and purchase accounting inventory adjustments


7




(3)




4




0.02



   Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax(2)


2




 N/A 




1




-



   Discount amortization on settlement financing associated with the terminated merger


 N/A 




(1)




1




-



   Loss on early extinguishment of debt


16




(6)




10




0.04



   Certain legal settlements and related expenses


1




-




1




-



   Amortization of pension and postretirement actuarial losses


18




(7)




11




0.05



   Restructuring, impairment and plant closing and transition costs


44




5




49




0.20




















Adjusted(1)


$    313




$   (32)




$ 118




$  0.48




















Adjusted income tax expense










32







Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests, net of tax










1
























Adjusted pre-tax income(1)










$ 151
























Adjusted effective tax rate










21%
























See end of press release for footnote explanations






 

Table 5 – Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) to EBITDA






Three months ended



March 31,


December 31,

In millions, unaudited


2014


2013


2013








Net income (loss) attributable to Huntsman Corporation


$  54


$ (24)


$               41

Interest expense


48


51


44

Income tax expense (benefit) from continuing operations


36


(20)


20

Income tax benefit from discontinued operations(2)


-


(2)


(2)

Depreciation and amortization


123


107


122








EBITDA(1)


$261


$112


$             225








See end of press release for footnote explanations







 

Table 6 – Selected Balance Sheet Items








March 31,


December 31,

In millions


2014


2013



(unaudited)








Cash


$      286


$             529

Accounts and notes receivable, net


1,724


1,575

Inventories


1,911


1,741

Other current assets


307


314

Property, plant and equipment, net


3,794


3,824

Other assets


1,205


1,205






Total assets


$    9,227


$          9,188






Accounts payable


$    1,185


$          1,113

Other current liabilities


760


769

Current portion of debt


270


277

Long-term debt


3,621


3,633

Other liabilities


1,214


1,267

Total equity


2,177


2,129






Total liabilities and equity


$    9,227


$          9,188

 

Table 7 – Outstanding Debt








March 31,


December 31,

In millions


2014


2013



(unaudited)








Debt:





   Senior credit facilities


$    1,338


$         1,351

   Accounts receivable programs


247


248

   Senior notes


1,060


1,061

   Senior subordinated notes


891


891

   Variable interest entities


238


247

   Other debt


117


112






Total debt - excluding affiliates


3,891


3,910






Total cash


286


529






Net debt- excluding affiliates


$    3,605


$         3,381

 

Table 8 – Summarized Statement of Cash Flows






Three months ended



March 31,

In millions, unaudited


2014


2013






Total cash at beginning of period


$ 529


$396






Net cash used in operating activities


(67)


(74)

Net cash used in investing activities


(104)


(85)

Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities


(71)


21

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash


(1)


(2)






Total cash at end of period


$ 286


$256






Supplemental cash flow information:





   Cash paid for interest


$  (56)


$ (59)

   Cash paid for income taxes


(46)


(17)

   Cash paid for capital expenditures


(107)


(89)

   Depreciation and amortization


123


107






   Changes in primary working capital:





   Accounts and notes receivable


(149)


(85)

   Inventories


(172)


(9)

   Accounts payable


107


10






   Total cash used in primary working capital


$(214)


$ (84)

Footnotes



(1)

We use EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA to measure the operating performance of our business.  We provide adjusted net income because we feel it provides meaningful insight for the investment community into the performance of our business.  We believe that net income (loss) attributable to Huntsman Corporation is the performance measure calculated and presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the U.S. ("GAAP") that is most directly comparable to EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA and adjusted net income.  Additional information with respect to our use of each of these financial measures follows:




EBITDA is defined as net income (loss) attributable to Huntsman Corporation before interest, income taxes, and depreciation and amortization. EBITDA as used herein is not necessarily comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies. The reconciliation of EBITDA to net income (loss) attributable to Huntsman Corporation is set forth in Table 5 above.




Adjusted EBITDA is computed by eliminating the following from EBITDA:  acquisition expenses and purchase accounting inventory adjustments; loss (gain) on initial consolidation of subsidiaries; EBITDA from discontinued operations; loss (gain) on disposition of businesses/assets; loss on early extinguishment of debt; extraordinary loss (gain) on the acquisition of a business; certain legal settlements and related expenses; amortization of pension and postretirement actuarial losses (gains); and restructuring, impairment, plant closing and transition costs (credits).  The reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA to EBITDA is set forth in Table 4 above.




Adjusted net income (loss) is computed by eliminating the after tax impact of the following items from net income (loss) attributable to Huntsman Corporation: acquisition expenses and purchase accounting inventory adjustments; loss (gain) on initial consolidation of subsidiaries; loss (income) from discontinued operations; discount amortization on settlement financing associated with the terminated merger; loss (gain) on disposition of businesses/assets; loss on early extinguishment of debt; extraordinary loss (gain) on the acquisition of a business; certain legal settlements and related expenses; amortization of pension and postretirement actuarial losses (gains); and restructuring, impairment, plant closing and transition costs (credits).   We do not adjust for changes in tax valuation allowances because we do not believe it provides more meaningful information than is provided under GAAP.  The reconciliation of adjusted net income (loss) to net income (loss) attributable to Huntsman Corporation common stockholders is set forth in Table 4 above.



(2)

During the first quarter 2010 we closed our Australian styrenics operations; results from this business are treated as discontinued operations. 

About Huntsman:

Huntsman Corporation is a publicly traded global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals with 2013 revenues of over $11 billion. Our chemical products number in the thousands and are sold worldwide to manufacturers serving a broad and diverse range of consumer and industrial end markets.  We operate more than 80 manufacturing and R&D facilities in 30 countries and employ approximately 12,000 associates within our 5 distinct business divisions.  For more information about Huntsman, please visit the company's website at www.huntsman.com.

Forward-Looking Statements:

Statements in this release that are not historical are forward-looking statements. These statements are based on management's current beliefs and expectations. The forward-looking statements in this release are subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances and involve risks and uncertainties that may affect the company's operations, markets, products, services, prices and other factors as discussed in the Huntsman companies' filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Significant risks and uncertainties may relate to, but are not limited to, financial, economic, competitive, environmental, political, legal, regulatory and technological factors.  The company assumes no obligation to provide revisions to any forward-looking statements should circumstances change, except as otherwise required by applicable laws.

SOURCE Huntsman Corporation



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