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

30 Jul, 2014, 07:00 ET from Huntsman Corporation

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

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=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.

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