Huntsman Releases Second Quarter 2014 Results; Sees Meaningful Improvements Across its Business as Adjusted EBITDA Increases 19% Compared to Prior Year

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Second Quarter 2014 Highlights

  • Adjusted EBITDA was $363 million compared to $304 million in the prior year period, an improvement of 19%.
  • Adjusted diluted income per share was $0.59 compared to $0.39 in the prior year period.
  • Net income attributable to Huntsman Corporation was $119 million compared to $47 million in the prior year period.

 



Three months ended


Six months ended



June 30,


March 31,


June 30,

In millions, except per share amounts, unaudited


2014


2013


2014


2014


2013












Revenues


$2,988


$2,830


$    2,755


$5,743


$5,532












Net income attributable to Huntsman Corporation


$   119


$     47


$        54


$   173


$     23

Adjusted net income(1)


$   145


$     94


$      105


$   250


$   140












Diluted income per share


$  0.48


$  0.19


$     0.22


$  0.71


$  0.10

Adjusted diluted income per share(1)


$  0.59


$  0.39


$     0.43


$  1.02


$  0.58












EBITDA(1)


$   327


$   249


$      261


$   588


$   361

Adjusted EBITDA(1)


$   363


$   304


$      329


$   692


$   524












See end of press release for footnote explanations

Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN) today reported second quarter 2014 results with revenues of $2,988 million and adjusted EBITDA of $363 million

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

"We saw strong earnings in the second quarter as a result of increased demand for key products such as MDI and amines and higher selling prices for many of our products. We also benefited from restructuring efforts in our Advanced Materials and Textile Effects businesses. These results are well in line with our earlier forecast of substantial earnings growth in the next two to three years.

We are working closely with the European Commission in its review of the proposed acquisition of Rockwood Holding's Performance Additives and Titanium Dioxide businesses. We have proposed certain remedies we believe address the Commission's concerns and are confident that final approval will be secured by the end of the third quarter."

Segment Analysis for 2Q14 Compared to 2Q13

Polyurethanes

The increase in revenues in our Polyurethanes division for the three months ended June 30, 2014 compared to the same period in 2013 was primarily due to higher sales volumes.  MDI sales volumes increased 7% as a result of improved demand in all regions and across most major markets.  PO/MTBE sales volumes decreased as a result of a manufacturing disruption at our Port Neches, Texas facility which resulted in lower EBITDA of approximately $10 million.  MDI average selling prices increased in the Americas and European regions, offset by lower component pricing in China.  PO/MTBE average selling prices increased primarily due to favorable market conditions.  The increase in adjusted EBITDA was due to higher MDI sales volumes and contribution margins.

Performance Products

The increase in revenues in our Performance Products division for the three months ended June 30, 2014 compared to the same period in 2013 was due to higher average selling prices, partially offset by lower sales volumes. Average selling prices increased in response to higher raw materials costs and strong market conditions for amines, maleic anhydride and specialty surfactants.  Sales volumes decreased primarily due to the impact of scheduled maintenance, partially offset by increased sales volumes in amines and maleic anhydride.  The increase in adjusted EBITDA was primarily due to higher contribution margins.

Advanced Materials

The increase in revenues in our Advanced Materials division for the three months ended June 30, 2014 compared to the same period in 2013 was primarily due to higher average selling prices and favorable sales mix, partially offset by lower sales volumes.  Average selling prices increased in all regions and across most markets primarily due to certain price increase initiatives and higher value sales markets.  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 markets such as aerospace, transportation and industrial and coatings and construction.  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 June 30, 2014 compared to the same period in 2013 was primarily due to higher average selling prices, partially offset by lower sales volumes.  Average selling prices increased primarily in response to higher raw material costs.  Sales volumes decreased primarily due to the de-selection of lower value business.  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.

Pigments

The increase in revenues in our Pigments division for the three months ended June 30, 2014 compared to the same period in 2013 was primarily due to higher sales volumes, partially offset by lower average selling prices.  Sales volumes increased primarily as a result of higher end-use demand, particularly in Europe.  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 (notably, average selling prices were flat compared to the first quarter).  The decrease in adjusted EBITDA was primarily due to lower contribution margins, partially offset by higher sales volumes.

Corporate, LIFO and Other

Adjusted EBITDA from Corporate, LIFO and Other improved by $2 million to a loss of $47 million for the three months ended June 30, 2014 compared to a loss of $49 million for the same period in 2013.

Liquidity, Capital Resources and Outstanding Debt

As of June 30, 2014 we had $1,072 million of combined cash and unused borrowing capacity compared to $1,048 million at December 31, 2013.

In June 2014, we issued an additional €145 million (approximately $197 million) of 5.125% Senior Notes due 2021.  The notes were issued at a premium to yield 4.57%.  Net proceeds were used for general corporate purposes.

Total capital expenditures for the quarter ended June 30, 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 June 30, 2014 we recorded income tax expense of $43 million and paid $97 million in cash for income taxes.  Our adjusted effective income tax rate for the three months ended June 30, 2014 was 25%.  The low tax rate was a result of the release of tax valuation allowances in part due to the restructuring of our European surfactants business.

We expect our full year 2014 adjusted effective tax rate to be in the low thirties excluding the impact of the planned 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 second quarter 2014 financial results on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. ET.

Call-in numbers for the conference call:


U.S. participants

(888) 713 - 4218

International participants

(617) 213 - 4870

Passcode

72944602

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https://www.theconferencingservice.com/prereg/key.process?key=P7ABG8KYW

Webcast Information

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

Replay Information

The conference call will be available for replay beginning July 30, 2014 and ending August 6, 2014.

Call-in numbers for the replay:


U.S. participants

(888) 286 - 8010

International participants

(617) 801 - 6888

Replay code

93930078

 

Table 1 -- Results of Operations












Three months ended


Six months ended



June 30,


June 30,

In millions, except per share amounts, unaudited


2014


2013


2014


2013










Revenues


$2,988


$2,830


$5,743


$5,532

Cost of goods sold


2,483


2,379


4,788


4,732

Gross profit


505


451


955


800

Operating expenses


276


281


537


536

Restructuring, impairment and plant closing costs


13


29


52


73

Operating income


216


141


366


191

Interest expense


(51)


(47)


(99)


(98)

Equity in income of investment in unconsolidated affiliates


2


2


4


3

Loss on early extinguishment of debt


-


-


-


(35)

Other income


-


2


1


2

Income before income taxes


167


98


272


63

Income tax expense


(43)


(44)


(79)


(24)

Income from continuing operations


124


54


193


39

Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax(2)


-


-


(7)


(2)

Net income


124


54


186


37

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests, net of tax


(5)


(7)


(13)


(14)

Net income attributable to Huntsman Corporation


$   119


$     47


$   173


$     23



















Adjusted EBITDA(1)


$   363


$   304


$   692


$   524










Adjusted net income(1)


$   145


$     94


$   250


$   140



















Basic income per share


$  0.49


$  0.20


$  0.72


$  0.10

Diluted income per share


$  0.48


$  0.19


$  0.71


$  0.10

Adjusted diluted income per share(1)


$  0.59


$  0.39


$  1.02


$  0.58










Common share information:









Basic shares outstanding


241.8


239.7


241.3


239.4

Diluted shares


245.7


242.2


245.0


242.0

Diluted shares for adjusted diluted income per share


245.7


242.2


245.0


242.0










See end of press release for footnote explanations





 

Table 2 -- Results of Operations by Segment
















Three months ended



Six months ended





June 30,


Better /


June 30,


Better /

In millions, unaudited


2014


2013


(Worse)


2014


2013


(Worse)














Segment Revenues:













Polyurethanes


$1,310


$1,246


5%


$2,510


$2,428


3%

Performance Products


833


777


7%


1,598


1,499


7%

Advanced Materials


324


321


1%


643


657


(2)%

Textile Effects


248


216


15%


472


404


17%

Pigments


340


334


2%


658


664


(1)%

Eliminations and other


(67)


(64)


(5)%


(138)


(120)


(15)%














Total


$2,988


$2,830


6%


$5,743


$5,532


4%














Segment Adjusted EBITDA(1):












Polyurethanes


$   197


$   174


13%


$   364


$   352


3%

Performance Products


115


111


4%


233


165


41%

Advanced Materials


53


32


66%


99


59


68%

Textile Effects


22


3


633%


38


-


NM

Pigments


23


33


(30)%


49


42


17%

Corporate, LIFO and other


(47)


(49)


4%


(91)


(94)


3%














Total


$   363


$   304


19%


$   692


$   524


32%














See end of press release for footnote explanations


NM—Not meaningful

 

Table 3 -- Factors Impacting Sales Revenue























Three months ended



June 30, 2014 vs. 2013



Average Selling Price(a)









Local


Exchange


Sales Mix


Sales



Unaudited


Currency


Rate


& Other


Volume(b)


Total












Polyurethanes


----


1%


1%


3%


5%

Performance Products


4%


1%


3%


(1)%


7%

Advanced Materials


3%


1%


8%


(11)%


1%

Textile Effects


19%


----


1%


(5)%


15%

Pigments


(4)%


3%


----


3%


2%

Total Company


3%


1%


----


2%


6%














Six months ended



June 30, 2014 vs. 2013



Average Selling Price(a)









Local


Exchange


Sales Mix


Sales



Unaudited


Currency


Rate


& Other


Volume(b)


Total












Polyurethanes


(1)%


----


----


4%


3%

Performance Products


4%


----


(3)%


6%


7%

Advanced Materials


5%


----


7%


(14)%


(2)%

Textile Effects


17%


(1)%


2%


(1)%


17%

Pigments


(5)%


2%


1%


1%


(1)%

Total Company


1%


----


(2)%


5%


4%












(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 


 Diluted Income 



 EBITDA 


 (Expense) Benefit 


 Attrib. to HUN Corp. 


 Per Share 



Three months ended


Three months ended


Three months ended


Three months ended



June 30,


June 30,


June 30,


June 30,

In millions, except per share amounts, unaudited


2014


2013


2014


2013


2014


2013


2014


2013


















GAAP(1)


$ 327


$  249


$   (43)


$ (44)


$ 119


$  47


$  0.48


$  0.19

Adjustments:

















Acquisition expenses and integration costs


9


2


(2)


-


7


2


0.03


0.01

Loss (income) from discontinued operations, net of tax(2)


2


(2)


 N/A 


 N/A 


-


-


-


-

Discount amortization on settlement financing associated with the
     terminated merger


 N/A 


 N/A 


-


(1)


-


1


-


-

Gain on disposition of businesses/assets


(2)


-


1


-


(1)


-


-


-

Certain legal settlements and related expenses


2


6


-


(1)


2


5


0.01


0.02

Amortization of pension and postretirement actuarial losses


12


18


(4)


(4)


8


14


0.03


0.06

Restructuring, impairment and plant closing and transition costs


13


31


(3)


(6)


10


25


0.04


0.10


















Adjusted(1)


$ 363


$  304


$   (51)


$ (56)


$ 145


$  94


$  0.59


$  0.39


















Adjusted income tax expense










51


56





Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests, net of tax










5


7






















Adjusted pre-tax income(1)










$ 201


$ 157






















Adjusted effective tax rate










25%


36%













































 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



March 31,


March 31,


March 31,


March 31,

In millions, except per share amounts, unaudited


2014


2014


2014


2014


















GAAP(1)


$ 261




$   (36)




$   54




$  0.22



Adjustments:

















Acquisition expenses and integration costs


8




(2)




6




0.02



Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax(2)


7




 N/A 




7




0.03



Amortization of pension and postretirement actuarial losses


13




(4)




9




0.04



Restructuring, impairment and plant closing and transition costs


40




(11)




29




0.12




















Adjusted(1)


$ 329




$   (53)




$ 105




$  0.43




















Adjusted income tax expense










53







Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests, net of tax










8
























Adjusted pre-tax income(1)










$ 166
























Adjusted effective tax rate










32%















































 Income Tax 


 Net Income 


 Diluted Income 



 EBITDA 


 (Expense) Benefit 


 Attrib. to HUN Corp. 


 Per Share 



Six months ended


Six months ended


Six months ended


Six months ended



June 30,


June 30,


June 30,


June 30,

In millions, except per share amounts, unaudited


2014


2013


2014


2013


2014


2013


2014


2013


















GAAP(1)


$ 588


$  361


$   (79)


$ (24)


$ 173


$   23


$  0.71


$  0.10

Adjustments:

















Acquisition expenses and integration costs


17


5


(4)


(1)


13


4


0.05


0.02

Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax(2)


9


1


 N/A 


 N/A 


7


2


0.03


0.01

Discount amortization on settlement financing associated with the
     terminated merger


 N/A 


 N/A 


-


(2)


-


3


-


0.01

Gain on disposition of businesses/assets


(2)


-


1


-


(1)


-


-


-

Loss on early extinguishment of debt


-


35


-


(13)


-


22


-


0.09

Certain legal settlements and related expenses


2


8


-


(2)


2


6


0.01


0.02

Amortization of pension and postretirement actuarial losses


25


37


(8)


(11)


17


26


0.07


0.11

Restructuring, impairment and plant closing and transition costs


53


77


(14)


(23)


39


54


0.16


0.22


















Adjusted(1)


$ 692


$  524


$ (104)


$ (76)


$ 250


$ 140


$  1.02


$  0.58


















Adjusted income tax expense










104


76





Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests, net of tax










13


14






















Adjusted pre-tax income(1)










$ 367


$  230






















Adjusted effective tax rate










28%


33%






















See end of press release for footnote explanations









 

Table 5 -- Reconciliation of Net Income to EBITDA














Three months ended


 Six months ended 



June 30,


March 31,


 June 30, 

In millions, unaudited


2014


2013


2014


2014


2013












Net income attributable to Huntsman Corporation


$119


$  47


$        54


$173


$  23

Interest expense


51


47


48


99


98

Income tax expense from continuing operations


43


44


36


79


24

Income tax (benefit) expense from discontinued operations(2)

(2)


2


-


(2)


-

Depreciation and amortization


116


109


123


239


216












EBITDA(1)


$327


$249


$      261


$588


$361












See end of press release for footnote explanations



 

Table 6 -- Selected Balance Sheet Items










June 30,


March 31,


December 31,

In millions


2014


2014


2013



(unaudited)


(unaudited)










Cash


$     412


$      286


$             529

Accounts and notes receivable, net


1,870


1,724


1,575

Inventories


1,847


1,911


1,741

Other current assets


319


307


314

Property, plant and equipment, net


3,776


3,794


3,824

Other assets


1,218


1,205


1,205








Total assets


$  9,442


$    9,227


$          9,188








Accounts payable


$  1,162


$    1,185


$          1,113

Other current liabilities


725


760


769

Current portion of debt


257


270


277

Long-term debt


3,809


3,621


3,633

Other liabilities


1,181


1,214


1,267

Total equity


2,308


2,177


2,129








Total liabilities and equity


$  9,442


$    9,227


$          9,188








 

Table 7 -- Outstanding Debt










June 30,


March 31,


December 31,

In millions


2014


2014


2013



(unaudited)


(unaudited)










Debt:







Senior credit facilities


$  1,339


$    1,338


$          1,351

Accounts receivable programs


245


247


248

Senior notes


1,258


1,060


1,061

Senior subordinated notes


890


891


891

Variable interest entities


231


238


247

Other debt


103


117


112








Total debt - excluding affiliates


4,066


3,891


3,910








Total cash


412


286


529








Net debt- excluding affiliates


$  3,654


$    3,605


$          3,381

 

Table 8 -- Summarized Statement of Cash Flows










Three months ended


Six months ended



June 30,


June 30,

In millions, unaudited


2014


2014


2013








Total cash at beginning of period(a)


$                        286


$ 529


$ 396








Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities


50


(17)


(2)

Net cash used in investing activities


(98)


(202)


(182)

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities


174


103


(27)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash


-


(1)


(4)








Total cash at end of period(a)


$                        412


$ 412


$ 181








Supplemental cash flow information:







Cash paid for interest


$                         (37)


$  (91)


$  (95)

Cash paid for income taxes


(97)


(143)


(46)

Cash paid for capital expenditures


(107)


(214)


(181)

Depreciation and amortization


116


239


216








Changes in primary working capital:







Accounts and notes receivable


(151)


(300)


(186)

Inventories


63


(109)


79

Accounts payable


(13)


94


(60)








Total cash used in primary working capital


$                       (101)


$(315)


$(167)















(a) Includes restricted cash.





 

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 integration costs; 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 integration costs; 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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