Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2013 Results

HOUSTON, Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. (NYSE: KRA), a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers, announces financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2013.

2013 THIRD QUARTER FINANCIAL OVERVIEW

  • Sales volume was 83.5 kilotons, an increase of 5.3% compared to 79.3 kilotons in the third quarter 2012.
  • Sales revenue was $327.1 million, compared to $342.6 million in the third quarter 2012.
  • Gross profit was $47.5 million in the third quarter of 2013 compared to $42.8 million in the third quarter of 2012. Gross profit at ECRC was $68.1 million in the third quarter of 2013 compared to $80.4 million in the third quarter of 2012. Included in gross profit and gross profit at ECRC in the third quarter of 2013 were turnaround and related costs aggregating $6.1 million. These costs consisted of $3.5 million associated with activities related to MACT legislation and $2.6 million of costs related to scheduled turnaround activity. On a comparable basis, scheduled turnaround activities in the third quarter of 2012 were $1.2 million.
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $24.1 million in the third quarter of 2013 compared to $13.2 million in the third quarter 2012. Adjusted EBITDA at estimated current replacement cost ("ECRC") was $44.8 million, compared to $50.8 million in the third quarter 2012.
  • Net loss attributable to Kraton was $(5.6) million or $(0.17) per diluted share, compared to net loss of $(15.5) million or $(0.48) per diluted share in the third quarter 2012.
  • Adjusted net loss attributable to Kraton was $(1.0) million or $(0.03) per diluted share, compared to $(12.2) million or $(0.38) per diluted share in the third quarter 2012. The calculation of adjusted net loss and adjusted net loss per diluted share attributable to Kraton excludes, among other items, costs of $3.5 million or $0.11 per diluted share associated with activities related to MACT legislation, but does not exclude costs associated with scheduled turnaround activity.
  • Net loss attributable to Kraton and adjusted net loss attributable to Kraton include:
    • A negative spread between FIFO and ECRC amounting to $(0.63) per diluted share in the third quarter 2013 and $(1.13) per diluted share in the third quarter 2012.
    • A negative effect associated with the change in the company's deferred tax asset valuation allowance of $(0.11) in the third quarter 2013 and $(0.30) in the third quarter 2012.
    • Combined, these two items reduced diluted earnings per share by $(0.74) in the third quarter 2013 and $(1.43) in the third quarter 2012.
  • Cash provided by operating activities was $62.5 million in the third quarter 2013, compared to $33.5 million in the third quarter 2012.

"Our third quarter 2013 sales volume of 83.5 kilotons was up 5.3% compared to the third quarter 2012, and it represents a strong 7.7 % sequential increase from the second quarter 2013 in which sales volume was adversely impacted by weather-related delays in the start of the paving & roofing season.  The 83.5 kilotons is the highest third quarter sales volume we have recorded in the past five years and reflects the positive business momentum we conveyed at the time of our second quarter earnings call," said Kevin M. Fogarty, Kraton's President and Chief Executive Officer.  "Last year's third quarter represents a difficult comparable period, given that unit margins benefited from the protracted decline in butadiene prices.  Nonetheless, we are pleased with our financial results for the third quarter, as gross profit per ton at ECRC of $858 per ton represents our fourth consecutive quarter of improvement, and reflects continued progress toward our goal of delivering gross profit per ton at ECRC of $1,000 on a sustainable basis.  In addition, adjusted EBITDA at ECRC was $44.8 million, a historically strong third quarter result, which, in conjunction with solid working capital management, contributed to operating cash flow of $62.5 million in the quarter," said Fogarty.  "During the quarter, we made our second equity investment in our Asia HSBC joint venture and we made further progress toward the planned fourth quarter 2013 completion of our state of the art semi-works facility, in Belpre, Ohio.  These two projects are indicative of our continuing commitment to support our customers and our on-going strategy of positioning Kraton for future growth," added Fogarty.

Financial Summary


Three months ended

September 30,


Nine months ended

September 30,

(US $ in thousands, except per share amounts)

2013


2012


2013


2012

Revenues

$  327,109


$    342,635


$ 1,001,759


$   1,126,704

Adjusted EBITDA at ECRC (1)

$    44,754


$      50,846


$    105,905


$       121,482

Net income (loss) attributable to Kraton

$     (5,598)


$     (15,499)


$       (5,517)


$         13,261

Earnings (loss) per diluted share

$       (0.17)


$         (0.48)


$          (0.17)


$              0.41

Adjusted net income (loss) attributable to Kraton (1)

$     (1,037)


$     (12,186)


$        6,024


$         18,567

Adjusted earnings (loss) per diluted share (1)

$       (0.03)


$         (0.38)


$          0.19


$             0.57

Change in valuation allowance – per diluted share

$       (0.11)


$         (0.30)


$        (0.25)


$           (0.29)

Spread between FIFO and ECRC – per diluted share

$       (0.63)


$         (1.13)


$        (0.72)


$           (0.60)

Net cash provided by operating activities

$    62,536


$      33,450


$      58,087


$      102,188

 

(1)

A reconciliation of net income (loss) attributable to Kraton and earnings (loss) per diluted share to adjusted EBITDA at ECRC, adjusted net income (loss) and adjusted earnings (loss) per diluted share, each of which is a non-GAAP financial measure, is included in the accompanying financial tables.

3Q 2013 VERSUS 3Q 2012 RESULTS

Sales volume was 83.5 kilotons in the third quarter 2013, up 5.3% compared to sales volume of 79.3 kilotons in the third quarter 2012.  Sales revenue was $327.1 million and $342.6 million for the three months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012, respectively.  Sales revenue declined $15.5 million or 4.5% compared to the third quarter 2012 (a decline of $16.1 million or 4.7% excluding $0.6 million from currency fluctuations), as the $15.7 million revenue contribution associated with a 5.3% increase in sales volume was more than offset by the $31.9 million reduction in global sales prices associated with lower average raw material costs.

During the third quarter of 2013, we undertook turnaround activities that had an adverse impact on reported earnings.  The turnaround activities were conducted primarily at our Belpre, Ohio facility and included a non-recurring plant-wide utility outage in addition to the scheduled turnaround activity.  The utility outage was a precursor to the previously disclosed, multi-year capital project associated with MACT legislation that entails replacement of our coal-burning boilers with natural gas boilers.   The aggregate cost of the scheduled turnaround and the MACT-related production downtime in the third quarter was $6.1 million, of which $3.5 million was attributable to the non-recurring MACT-related production downtime and $2.6 million was related to the scheduled turnarounds.  Costs associated with scheduled turnaround activities in the third quarter of 2012 were $1.2 million.  As a result of the foregoing, $4.9 million of the year-on-year decline in gross profit and EBITDA is associated with increased turnaround costs.

Gross profit was $47.5 million in the third quarter 2013, compared to $42.8 million in the third quarter 2012.  Adjusting for the $20.7 million negative spread between FIFO and ECRC and $3.5 million of costs associated with the MACT-related production downtime, gross profit would have been $71.6 million in the third quarter 2013 compared to $80.4 million in the third quarter 2012.  The $8.8 million or 11.0% decline in gross profit was largely driven by the negative effect of currency fluctuations, increased turnaround costs and other increases in cost of goods sold.  Gross profit per ton at ECRC (excluding the aforementioned $3.5 million impact of the MACT-related production downtime) was $858 in the third quarter of 2013 compared to $1,010 per ton in the third quarter 2012. 

Adjusted EBITDA at ECRC was $44.8 million in the third quarter 2013 compared to $50.8 million in the third quarter 2012.

Third quarter 2013 net loss attributable to Kraton was $(5.6) million or $(0.17) per diluted share compared to the third quarter 2012 net loss of $(15.5) million or $(0.48) per diluted share.  Excluding non-operational items, adjusted net loss attributable to Kraton was $(1.0) million or $(0.03) per diluted share in the third quarter of 2013 compared to $(12.2) million or $(0.38) per diluted share in the third quarter of 2012.   

Included in these results are the dilutive effect of the spread between FIFO and ECRC which amounted to $(0.63) per diluted share in the third quarter of 2013 and $(1.13) per diluted share in the third quarter of 2012. In addition, these results reflect the negative impact of $(0.11) per diluted share and $(0.30) per diluted share in the third quarters of 2013 and 2012, respectively, associated with the change in the company's valuation allowance. 

For the three months ended September 30, 2013, net cash provided by operating activities was $62.5 million compared to $33.5 million in the third quarter of 2012.  Capital expenditures in the third quarter 2013 were $24.3 million compared to $19.6 million in the third quarter 2012.    

End Use Market Information

Cariflex

Sales revenue was $28.2 million and $24.2 million for the three months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012, respectively.  The $4.0 million or 16.7% revenue increase (an increase of $5.0 million or 20.8% excluding the $1.0 million effect of currency fluctuations) was attributable to increased sales volumes in surgical glove and other medical applications, including  innovation grades, partially offset by lower average selling prices.

Advanced Materials

Sales revenue was $81.2 million and $93.7 million for the three months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012, respectively. The $12.5 million or 13.3% revenue decline (a decline of $12.6 million or 13.5% excluding a $0.2 million effect of currency fluctuations) was largely driven by a 7.3% decline in sales volumes, primarily attributable to base personal care and less differentiated applications, and to a lesser extent, lower average selling prices, reflecting lower average cost of raw materials, primarily butadiene.  With respect to innovation sales volumes, we experienced growth in personal care and consumer applications, partially offset by lower sales volumes into wire and cable and medical applications.

Adhesives, Sealants and Coatings

Sales revenue was $117.6 million and $116.5 million for the three months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012, respectively.  The $1.1 million or 0.9% revenue  increase (an increase of $1.8 million or 1.5% excluding a $0.7 million effect of currency fluctuations) was attributable to a 7.4% increase in sales volumes, primarily due to the timing of sales into lubricant additive applications, partially offset by lower sales into cable gel applications. The increase in sales revenue driven by higher sales volumes was nearly offset by lower average selling prices associated with lower average raw material costs, primarily butadiene and isoprene.

Paving and Roofing

Sales revenue was $99.7 million and $108.1 million for the three months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012, respectively.  The $8.3 million or 7.7% revenue decline (a decline of $10.4 million or 9.6% excluding the $2.1 million effect of currency fluctuations) was attributable to lower average selling prices, which reflect the lower average cost of raw materials, primarily butadiene.  The impact of lower average selling prices more than offset the 9.1% increase in sales volumes, primarily driven by higher volume for roofing products in Europe. Global paving sales volumes were essentially flat in the third quarter 2013 compared to the third quarter 2012.  Innovation sales volumes increased on higher sales of roofing innovation grades in North America and Europe.

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

Raw Material Volatility – Based upon current trends for raw material prices, we currently anticipate that our results will reflect a negative spread between FIFO and ECRC of approximately $8.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2013, compared to a negative spread of $10.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2012. This expectation is based on numerous complex and interrelated assumptions with respect to monomer costs and ending inventory levels in the third quarter and the actual results may be significantly different based on third quarter results.

USE OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

This earnings release includes the use of both GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures.  The non-GAAP financial measures are EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA at ECRC, Gross Profit at ECRC and Adjusted Net Income (or earnings per share).  Tables included in this earnings release reconcile each of these non-GAAP financial measures with the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure.  For additional information on the impact of the spread between the FIFO basis of accounting and ECRC, see Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2013.

We consider these non-GAAP financial measures important supplemental measures of our performance and believe they are frequently used by investors, securities analysts and other interested parties in the evaluation of our performance and/or that of other companies in our industry, including period-to-period comparisons.  Further, management uses these measures to evaluate operating performance, and our executive compensation plan bases incentive compensation payments on our Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA at ECRC performance, along with other factors.

These non-GAAP financial measures have limitations as analytical tools and in some cases can vary substantially from other measures of our performance.   You should not consider them in isolation, or as a substitute for analysis of our results under GAAP in the United States.  For EBITDA, these limitations include:  EBITDA does not reflect our cash expenditures, or future requirements for capital expenditures or contractual commitments; EBITDA does not reflect changes in, or cash requirements for, our working capital needs; EBITDA does not reflect the significant interest expense, or the cash requirements necessary to service interest or principal payments, on our debt; although depreciation and amortization are non-cash charges, the assets being depreciated and amortized will often have to be replaced in the future, and EBITDA does not reflect any cash requirements for such replacements; EBITDA calculations under the terms of our debt agreements may vary from EBITDA presented herein, and our presentation of EBITDA herein is not for purposes of assessing compliance or non-compliance with financial covenants under our debt agreements; and other companies in our industry may calculate EBITDA differently from how we do, limiting its usefulness as a comparative measure.  As an analytical tool, Adjusted EBITDA is subject to all the limitations applicable to EBITDA. In addition, we prepare Adjusted EBITDA by adjusting EBITDA to eliminate the impact of a number of items we do not consider indicative of our on-going performance, but you should be aware that in the future we may incur expenses similar to the adjustments in this presentation.  Our presentation of Adjusted EBITDA should not be construed as an inference that our future results will be unaffected by unusual or non-recurring items.  As an analytical tool, Adjusted EBITDA at ECRC is subject to all the limitations applicable to EBITDA, as well as the following limitations: due to volatility in raw material prices, Adjusted EBITDA at ECRC may, and often does, vary substantially from EBITDA and other performance measures, including net income calculated in accordance with  GAAP; and Adjusted EBITDA at ECRC may, and often will, vary significantly from EBITDA calculations under the terms of our debt agreements and should not be used for assessing compliance or non-compliance with financial covenants under our credit agreement. Because of these and other limitations, EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and ECRC Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered as a measure of discretionary cash available to us to invest in the growth of our business.  As a measure of our performance, Gross Profit at ECRC is limited because it often varies substantially from gross profit calculated in accordance with GAAP due to volatility in raw material prices.  Finally, we prepare Adjusted Net Income by adjusting net income to eliminate the impact of a number of items we do not consider indicative of our on-going performance, but you should be aware that in the future we may incur expenses similar to the adjustments in this presentation.  Our presentation of Adjusted Net Income should not be construed as an inference that our future results will be unaffected by unusual or non-recurring items.

CONFERENCE CALL AND WEBCAST INFORMATION

Kraton has scheduled a conference call on Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) to discuss third quarter 2013 financial results. Kraton invites you to listen to the conference call, which will be broadcast live over the internet at www.kraton.com, by selecting the "Investor Relations" link at the top of the home page and then selecting "Events" from the Investor Relations menu on the Investor Relations page.

You may also listen to the conference call by telephone by contacting the conference call operator 5 to 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time and asking for the "Kraton Conference Call – Passcode: Earnings Call."  U.S./Canada dial-in 888-469-1662.  International dial-in #: 630-395-0203.

For those unable to listen to the live call, a replay will be available beginning at approximately 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on October 31, 2013 through 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time on November 15, 2013. To hear a replay of the call over the Internet, access Kraton's Website at www.kraton.com by selecting the "Investor Relations" link at the top of the home page and then selecting "Events" from the Investor Relations menu on the Investor Relations page. To hear a telephonic replay of the call, dial 866-491-2936 and International callers dial 203-369-1724.

ABOUT KRATON

Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc., through its operating subsidiary Kraton Polymers LLC and its subsidiaries (collectively, "Kraton"), is a leading global producer of engineered polymers and one of the world's largest producers of styrenic block copolymers (SBCs), a family of products whose chemistry was pioneered by Kraton almost 50 years ago. Kraton's polymers are used in a wide range of applications, including adhesives, coatings, consumer and personal care products, sealants and lubricants, and medical, packaging, automotive, paving, roofing and footwear products. The company offers products to more than 800 customers in over 60 countries worldwide. We manufacture products at five plants globally, including our flagship plant in Belpre, Ohio, which we believe is the most diversified SBC plant in the world, as well as plants in Germany, France, Brazil and Japan. The plant in Japan is operated by an unconsolidated manufacturing joint venture. For more information on the company, please visit www.kraton.com.

Kraton, the Kraton logo and design, and the "Giving Innovators their Edge" tagline are all trademarks of Kraton Polymers LLC.

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

This press release includes forward-looking statements that reflect our plans, beliefs, expectations and current views with respect to, among other things, future events and financial performance. Forward-looking statements are often characterized by the use of words such as "outlook," "believes," "estimates," "expects," "projects," "may," "intends," "plans" or "anticipates," or by discussions of strategy, plans or intentions, including statements regarding raw material price environment, butadiene prices; expectations regarding future spreads between FIFO and ECRC; the anticipated costs, capital structure of, and prospects for our joint venture with FPCC.

All forward-looking statements in this press release are made based on management's current expectations and estimates, which involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties are more fully described in in our latest Annual Report on Form 10-K, including but not limited to "Part I, Item 1A. Risk Factors" and "Part I, Item 7. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" therein, and in our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and include, but are not limited to, risks related to: conditions in the global economy and capital markets; declines in raw material costs; limitations in the availability of raw materials we need to produce our products in the amounts or at the prices necessary for us to effectively and profitably operate our business; competition in our end-use markets, from other producers of SBCs and from producers of products that can be substituted for our products; our investment in the joint venture with FPCC; and other risks, factors and uncertainties described in this press release and our other reports and documents; and other factors of which we are currently unaware or deem immaterial.  Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and we assume no obligation to update such information in light of new information or future events. 

For Further Information:
Investors: H. Gene Shiels 281-504-4886


 

KRATON PERFORMANCE POLYMERS, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)



Three months ended

September 30,


Nine months ended

September 30,


2013


2012


2013


2012

Sales revenue

$      327,109


$        342,635


$   1,001,759


$    1,126,704

Cost of goods sold

279,659


299,882


834,537


934,952

Gross profit

47,450


42,753


167,222


191,752

Operating expenses:








Research and development

7,413


7,401


23,772


22,957

Selling, general and administrative

22,430


23,447


73,548


76,223

Depreciation and amortization

15,814


16,109


46,653


47,843

Impairment of long-lived assets

0


5,434


0


5,434

Total operating expenses

45,657


52,391


143,973


152,457

Earnings of unconsolidated joint venture

117


133


372


433

Interest expense, net

5,741


7,634


24,948


22,106

Income (loss) before income taxes

(3,831)


(17,139)


(1,327)


17,622

Income tax expense (benefit)

2,021


(1,640)


4,372


4,361

Consolidated net income (loss)

(5,852)


(15,499)


(5,699)


13,261

Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest

(254)


0


(182)


0

Net income (loss) attributable to Kraton

$          (5,598)


$        (15,499)


$          (5,517)


$         13,261

Earnings (loss) per common share:








Basic

$            (0.17)


$            (0.48)


$            (0.17)


$             0.41

Diluted

$            (0.17)


$            (0.48)


$            (0.17)


$             0.41

Weighted average commons shares outstanding:








Basic

32,073


31,943


32,069


31,927

Diluted

32,073


31,943


32,069


32,202












KRATON PERFORMANCE POLYMERS, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands, except par value)

(Unaudited)






September 30,
2013


December 31,
2012

ASSETS








Current assets:




Cash and cash equivalents

$          144,630


$          223,166

Receivables, net of allowances of $414 and $401

142,886


124,635

Inventories of products

313,775


340,323

Inventories of materials and supplies

10,694


10,331

Deferred income taxes

9,032


7,869

Other current assets

19,601


28,363





Total current assets

640,618


734,687

Property, plant and equipment, less accumulated depreciation of $346,587 and $311,779

402,609


381,205

Intangible assets, less accumulated amortization of $76,152 and $68,531

58,447


63,393

Investment in unconsolidated joint venture

13,754


13,582

Debt issuance costs

9,756


10,846

Deferred income taxes

617


79

Other long-term assets

26,047


25,397





Total assets

$       1,151,848


$       1,229,189





LIABILITIES AND  EQUITY








Current liabilities:




Current portion of long-term debt

$                     0


$            15,074

Accounts payable-trade

93,193


99,167

Other payables and accruals

39,687


50,978

Deferred income taxes

412


513

Due to related party

22,813


16,080





Total current liabilities

156,105


181,812

Long-term debt, net of current portion

351,028


432,943

Deferred income taxes

21,355


22,273

Other long-term liabilities

103,051


99,946





Total liabilities

631,539


736,974









Equity:




Kraton stockholders' equity:




Preferred stock, $0.01 par value; 100,000 shares authorized; none issued

0


0

Common stock, $0.01 par value; 500,000 shares authorized; 32,528 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2013; 32,277 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2012

325


323

Additional paid in capital

361,627


354,957

Retained earnings

165,928


171,445

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(37,898)


(34,510)





Total Kraton stockholders' equity

489,982


492,215

Noncontrolling interest

30,327


0

Total equity

520,309


492,215





Total liabilities and equity

$       1,151,848


$       1,229,189





 

 

KRATON PERFORMANCE POLYMERS, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)




Nine months ended

September 30,


2013


2012

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES




Consolidated net income (loss)

$         (5,699)


$         13,261

Adjustments to reconcile consolidated net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:           




Depreciation and amortization

46,653


47,843

Amortization of debt premium

(114)


(72)

Amortization of debt issuance costs

6,841


2,235

(Gain) loss on property, plant and equipment

(37)


415

Earnings from unconsolidated joint venture, net of dividends received

51


(33)

Impairment of long-lived assets

0


5,434

Deferred income tax benefit

(2,737)


(6,172)

Share-based compensation

6,362


5,245

Decrease (increase) in:




Accounts receivable

(18,737)


(23,059)

Inventories of products, materials and supplies

25,538


53,056

Other assets

5,772


(721)

Increase (decrease) in:




Accounts payable-trade

(8,081)


7,909

Other payables and accruals

(12,334)


(8,768)

Other long-term liabilities

3,304


(1,554)

Due to related party

11,305


7,169





Net cash provided by operating activities

58,087


102,188





CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES




Purchase of property, plant and equipment

(57,922)


(42,436 )

Purchase of software and other intangibles

(3,106)


(1,789)

Settlement of net investment hedge

(2,490)


1,648





Net cash used in investing activities

(63,518)


(42,577)





CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES




Proceeds from debt

40,000


101,250

Repayments of debt

(136,875)


(45,626)

Capital lease payments

(950)


0

Contribution from  noncontrolling interest

30,216


0

Proceeds from the exercise of stock options

310


820

Debt issuance costs

(4,794)


(3,156)





Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

(72,093)


53,288





Effect of exchange rate differences on cash

(1,012)


793





Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

(78,536)


113,692

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

223,166


88,579





Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

$       144,630


$       202,271





Supplemental disclosures:




Cash paid during the period for income taxes, net of refunds received

$           7,397


$          12,695

Cash paid during the period for interest, net of capitalized interest

$         24,207


$          23,854

Capitalized interest

$           2,951


$            1,877

Supplemental non-cash disclosures:




Capital accruals

$           7,170


$            2,715

Capital lease liability included in accounts payable

$           1,950


$                    0






                                                                                                                           

KRATON PERFORMANCE POLYMERS, INC.

RECONCILIATION OF NET INCOME (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO KRATON TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)







Three months ended
September 30,
2013


Three months ended
September 30,
2012


After Tax


Per

Diluted Share


After Tax


Per

Diluted Share

Net loss attributable to Kraton and loss per diluted share

$       (5,598)


$        (0.17)


$        (15,499)


$        (0.48)

Restructuring and other charges(c)

1,013


0.03


0


0.00

Storm related charges(e)

0


0.00


(219)


(0.01)

Write-off of debt issuance cost(g)

42


0.00


0


0.00

Impairment of long-lived assets(h)

0


0.00


3,532


0.11

Production downtime related to MACT legislation(i)

3,506


0.11


0


0.00









Adjusted net loss and adjusted loss per diluted share

$        (1,037)


$      (0.03)


$       (12,186)


$        (0.38)














Nine months ended
September 30,
2013


Nine months ended
September 30,
2012


After Tax


Per

Diluted Share


After Tax


Per

Diluted Share







Net income (loss) attributable to Kraton and earnings (loss) per diluted share

$          (5,517)


$       (0.17)


$        13,261


$         0.41

Settlement gain(a)

0


0.00


(6,909)


(0.21)

Property tax dispute(b)

0


0.00


6,211


0.19

Restructuring and other charges(c)

2,273


0.07


776


0.02

Debt offering(d)

0


0.00


84


0.00

Storm related charges(e)

0


0.00


1,612


0.05

Settlement of interest rate swap(f)

697


0.02


0


0.00

Write-off of debt issuance cost(g)

5,065


0.16


0


0.00

Impairment of long-lived assets(h)

0


0.00


3,532


0.11

Production downtime related to MACT legislation(i)

3,506


0.11


0


0.00









Adjusted net income and adjusted earnings per diluted share

$            6,024


$       0.19


$        18,567


$          0.57













(a)

Reflects the benefit of the LBI settlement, which is recorded in cost of goods sold.

(b)

Reflects a charge associated with the resolution of the property tax dispute in France, of which $5,646 is recorded in cost of goods sold and $565 is recorded in selling, general and administrative expenses.

(c)

Includes other professional fees and severance expenses, which are primarily recorded in selling, general and administrative expenses in 2013 and primarily in cost of goods sold in 2012.

(d)

Includes costs related to the public offering of our senior notes, which are recorded in selling, general and administrative expenses.

(e)

Reflects the storm related charge at our Belpre, Ohio facility, which is recorded in cost of goods sold.

(f)

Reflects interest expense related to the termination and settlement of an interest rate swap agreement in connection with the refinancing of our credit facility.

(g)

Reflects interest expense related to the write-off of unamortized debt issuance costs in connection with the refinancing of our credit facility.

(h)

Reflects the impairment of long-lived assets, of which $3.4 million and $2.0 million were associated with the HSBC facility and other long-term assets, respectively.

(i)

Reflects the non-recurring portion of the $6.1 million of aggregate turnaround costs in 2013.  The adjustment relates to the production downtime at our Belpre, Ohio facility, in preparation for the installation of natural gas boilers to replace the coal-burning boilers required by the MACT legislation, which is recorded in cost of goods sold.

 


KRATON PERFORMANCE POLYMERS, INC.

RECONCILIATION OF GROSS PROFIT TO GROSS PROFIT AT ECRC

(In Thousands)

(Unaudited)




Three months ended

September 30,


Nine months ended

September 30,



2013


2012


2013


2012

Gross profit


$                     47,450


$      42,753


$                      167,222


$    191,752

Add:









Spread between FIFO and ECRC


20,650


37,636


23,461


20,297

Gross profit at ECRC


$                     68,100


$      80,389


$                      190,683


$    212,049

 

KRATON PERFORMANCE POLYMERS, INC.

RECONCILIATION OF NET INCOME (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO KRATON TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)




Three months ended

September 30,


Nine months ended

September 30,



2013


2012


2013


2012

Net income (loss) attributable to Kraton


$              (5,598)


$               (15,499)


$              (5,517)


$               13,261

Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest


(254)


---


(182)


---

Consolidated net income (loss)


(5,852)


(15,499)


(5,699)


13,261

Add:









Interest expense, net


5,741


7,634


24,948


22,106

Income tax expense (benefit)


2,021


(1,640)


4,372


4,361

Depreciation and amortization expenses


15,814


16,109


46,653


47,843

  EBITDA


$              17,724


$               6,604


$       70,274


$               87,571

Add (deduct):









Settlement gain(a)


---


---


---


(6,819)

Property tax dispute(b)


---


---


---


6,211

Storm related charges(c)


---


(336)


---


2,481

Restructuring and  other  charges(d)


1,041


0


2,302


1,062

Non-cash compensation expense(e)


1,833


1,508


6,362


5,245

Impairment of long-lived assets(f)


0


5,434


0


5,434

Production downtime related to MACT legislation(g)


3,506


0


3,506


0

Adjusted EBITDA


24,104


13,210


82,444


101,185

Add:









Spread between FIFO and ECRC


20,650


37,636


23,461


20,297

  Adjusted EBITDA at ECRC


$              44,754


$ 50,846


$                    105,905


$   121,482






















(a)

Reflects the benefit of the LBI settlement, which is recorded in cost of goods sold.

(b)

Reflects a charge associated with the resolution of the property tax dispute in France, of which $5,646 is recorded in cost of goods sold and $565 is recorded in selling, general, and administrative expenses.

(c)

Reflects the storm related charge at our Belpre, Ohio facility, which is recorded in cost of goods sold.

(d)

Includes other professional fees, severance expenses and fees associated with the public offering of our senior notes, which are primarily recorded in selling, general and administrative expenses in 2013 and primarily in cost of goods sold in 2012.

(e)

We have historically recorded these costs in selling, general and administrative expenses; however, beginning in the second quarter of 2013, a portion of these costs were recorded in cost of goods sold and research and development expenses.

(f)

Reflects the impairment of long-lived assets, of which $3.4 million and $2.0 million were associated with the HSBC facility and other long-term assets, respectively.

(g)

Reflects the non-recurring portion of the $6.1 million of aggregate turnaround costs in 2013.  The adjustment relates to the production downtime at our Belpre, Ohio facility, in preparation for the installation of natural gas boilers to replace the coal-burning boilers required by the MACT legislation, which is recorded in cost of goods sold.

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