LyondellBasell Reports Record 2012 Earnings

  

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Full Year 2012 Highlights

  • Record earnings of $2,858 million income from continuing operations or $4.96 diluted earnings per share; EBITDA of $5,856 million
  • Strong performance led by advantaged positions in Olefins and Polyolefins – Americas and Intermediates and Derivatives segments
  • Paid $2.4 billion in dividends, or $4.20 per share, a yield of approximately 7 percent
  • Joined the S&P 500 index

Fourth Quarter 2012 Highlights

  • $645 million income from continuing operations or $1.13 diluted earnings per share, and EBITDA of $1,289 million
  • Strong North America olefins margins with approximately 85 percent of ethylene production sourced from natural gas liquids (NGLs)
  • Business followed the typical fourth quarter trends
  • Paid a special dividend of $2.75 per share or $1.6 billion

LyondellBasell Industries (NYSE: LYB) today announced earnings from continuing operations for the fourth quarter 2012 of $645 million, or $1.13 per share. Fourth-quarter 2012 EBITDA was $1,289 million. Full year 2012 income from continuing operations was $2,858 million, or $4.96 per share. Comparisons with the prior quarter, fourth quarter 2011, and full year 2011 are available in the following table.

Table 1 - Earnings Summary








Three Months Ended

Year Ended


Millions of U.S. dollars

December 31,

September 30,

December 31,

December 31,

December 31,



(except share data)

2012

2012

2011

2012

2011


Sales and other operating revenues

$11,097

$11,273

$10,981

$45,352

$48,183


Net income (loss)(a)

623

844

(218)

2,834

2,140


Income from continuing operations

645

851

27

2,858

2,472


Diluted earnings per share (U.S. dollars):









Net income (loss)(b)

1.09

1.46

(0.38)

4.92

3.74


Income from continuing operations

1.13

1.47

0.05

4.96

4.32


Diluted share count (millions)

578

577

575

577

572


EBITDA(c)

1,289

1,565

766

5,856

5,585


EBITDA excluding LCM inventory

valuation adjustments







1,289

1,494

766

5,856

5,585










(a) Includes net loss attributable to non-controlling interests and loss from discontinued operations, net of tax. See Table 11.


(b) Includes diluted loss per share attributable to discontinued operations.


(c) See the end of this release for an explanation of the Company's use of EBITDA and Table 9 for reconciliations of EBITDA to income from continuing operations.


For 2012, LyondellBasell reported record results, led by the Olefins and Polyolefins - Americas and the Intermediates and Derivatives segments, both of which benefit from geographically advantaged feedstocks.

Fourth-quarter 2012 EBITDA and net income were lower than the third quarter 2012, following normal seasonal slowdown impacts.

Results reflect the following charges and benefits:

Table 2 - Charges (Benefits) Included in Net Income




Three Months Ended

Year Ended

Millions of U.S. dollars

December 31,

September 30,

December 31,

December 31,

December 31,


(except share data)

2012

2012

2011

2012

2011

Pretax charges (benefits):







Charges and premiums related to repayment of debt

$ - -

$ - -

$431

$329

$443


Reorganization items

- -

- -

15

(4)

45


Corporate restructurings

53

- -

18

53

93


Impairments

- -

- -

- -

22

23


Sale of precious metals

- -

- -

- -

- -

(41)


Warrants - mark to market

- -

- -

6

11

37


Legal recovery

- -

(24)

- -

(24)

- -


Insurance settlement

- -

- -

- -

(100)

(34)


Unfavorable contract reserve reversal

(28)

- -

- -

(28)

- -


Environmental accruals

- -

- -

- -

- -

16


Asset retirement obligations

- -

- -

- -

- -

10


Settlement related to Houston refinery crane incident

- -

- -

(15)

- -

(15)


Lower of cost or market inventory adjustment

- -

(71)

- -

- -

- -

Total pretax charges (benefits)

25

(95)

455

259

577

Provision for (benefit from) income tax related to these items

(17)

35

(154)

(96)

(169)

After-tax effect of net charges (credits)

8

(60)

301

163

408

Effect on diluted earnings per share

$ - -

$0.11

($0.52)

($0.26)

($0.69)

"Our fourth quarter results were in line with seasonal trends and our expectations, contributing to a record year for LyondellBasell," said Jim Gallogly, LyondellBasell Chief Executive Officer. "During 2012, we generated income from continuing operations of $2,858 million or $4.96 per share. Our North American olefins business and our Intermediates and Derivatives segment set the pace for the year's strong performance. The benefits of our focused back-to-basics strategy were clearly demonstrated as reliable manufacturing operations allowed us to take advantage of favorable market conditions. The U.S. shale gas revolution is clearly visible in our current results as well as future growth plans," Gallogly said.

"Over the past two and a half years, the company has advanced every facet of its business processes, including safer and more reliable operations, strict cost control and refurbishing its assets through a large number of major turnarounds. This work has enabled strong returns to shareholders, a strengthened balance sheet, and a significant capital growth program. Our employees' hard work and dedication have contributed to our strong operational and financial performance," Gallogly said.

"During the year, we paid dividends of more than $2.4 billion, or $4.20 per share, contributing to an annual shareholders' return of 89 percent. Our success was further recognized through our addition to the S&P 500 index and Moody's raising our credit rating to investment grade," Gallogly said.

OUTLOOK

Commenting on the near term outlook, Gallogly said, "We have seen a good start in 2013. Our assets have run well through the early weeks of the new year. Overall, the fundamentals that supported our success during 2012 have continued. Our employees remain very focused, and we anticipate another strong year in 2013."

"Olefins in North America continue to benefit from strong margins created by low priced natural gas liquid raw materials. However, outside of North America, the global olefins industry continues to experience low operating rates and profitability, negatively impacting our European olefins and commodity polyolefin businesses," Gallogly said.

"The diversified portfolio of businesses in our Intermediates and Derivatives segment continues to realize solid performance. Our Refining segment will be impacted by a turnaround in the first quarter as we complete scheduled maintenance at our Houston refinery," added Gallogly.

LYONDELLBASELL BUSINESS RESULTS DISCUSSION BY REPORTING SEGMENT

LyondellBasell operates in five business segments: 1) Olefins and Polyolefins – Americas; 2) Olefins and Polyolefins – Europe, Asia, International (EAI); 3) Intermediates and Derivatives; 4) Refining; and 5) Technology.

Olefins and Polyolefins - Americas (O&P-Americas) – The primary products of this segment include ethylene and its co-products (propylene, butadiene and benzene), polyethylene, polypropylene and Catalloy process resins.







Table 3 - O&P–Americas Financial Overview



Three Months Ended

Year Ended



December 31,

September 30,

December 31,

December 31,

December 31,

Millions of U.S. dollars

2012

2012

2011

2012

2011

Operating income

$693

$738

$328

$2,650

$1,855

EBITDA

769

820

407

2,963

2,140

EBITDA excluding LCM charges

769

749

407

2,963

2,140








Three months ended December 31, 2012 versus three months ended September 30, 2012 – EBITDA decreased $51 million versus the third quarter 2012. Underlying EBITDA increased by $20 million excluding the impact of the $71 million non-cash lower of cost or market (LCM) reversal in the third quarter 2012. Compared to the prior period, underlying olefins results increased primarily due to margin improvement in the fourth quarter 2012. The fourth quarter was the second consecutive quarter where the company's North American olefins plant utilization exceeded 100 percent of nameplate capacity. Combined polyolefin results declined slightly, driven by lower polyethylene spreads and a 6 percent decline in polypropylene sales volume. During the third quarter, the segment received $10 million in dividends from the Indelpro joint venture.

Three months ended December 31, 2012 versus three months ended December 31, 2011 – EBITDA increased $362 million versus the fourth quarter 2011. Olefins results increased compared to the prior year period largely as a result of significantly improved margins resulting from lower natural gas liquid prices, in addition to increased ethylene production. Polyethylene results improved as a result of a 7 percent increase in sales volume coupled with approximately 3 cents per pound spread improvement. Polypropylene results also increased as a result of higher polypropylene margins more than offsetting a 4 percent volume decline.

Full year ended December 31, 2012 versus full year ended December 31, 2011 – EBITDA increased $823 million versus 2011. Olefins results increased compared to the prior year, primarily driven by improved ethylene margins as the company's average cost-of-ethylene-production metric decreased approximately 11 cents per pound, which more than offset an approximate 3 cents per pound decline in the company's average ethylene sales price. Polyolefin results were higher in 2012 than in 2011 as both sales volumes and margins improved. The segment benefited in 2012 from a $29 million hurricane insurance settlement.

Olefins and Polyolefins - Europe, Asia, International (O&P-EAI) – The primary products of this segment include ethylene and its co-products (propylene and butadiene), polyethylene, polypropylene, global polypropylene compounds, Catalloy process resins and Polybutene-1 resins.

Table 4 - O&P–EAI Financial Overview



Three Months Ended

Year Ended



December 31,

September 30,

December 31,

December 31,

December 31,

Millions of U.S. dollars

2012

2012

2011

2012

2011

Operating income (loss)

($94)

$15

($73)

$127

$435

EBITDA

50

75

45

561

894








Three months ended December 31, 2012 versus three months ended September 30, 2012 – EBITDA decreased $25 million versus the third quarter 2012. The fourth quarter included a net negative impact related to various items such as restructuring and compensation accruals, a feedstock contract renegotiation, and a Wesseling plant turnaround. Underlying results for combined olefins and polyolefins improved by approximately $30 million. Combined polypropylene compounds and Polybutene-1 results declined approximately $40 million from a strong third quarter 2012 due to a seasonal volume decline in addition to lower margins related to raw materials pricing volatility. Dividends from joint ventures totaled $50 million during the fourth quarter 2012.

Three months ended December 31, 2012 versus three months ended December 31, 2011 – EBITDA increased $5 million versus the fourth quarter 2011. Underlying olefins results increased due to improved margins. Combined polyolefin results increased approximately $25 million compared to the prior year period primarily as a result of improved margins. Polypropylene compounding and Polybutene-1 results declined approximately $25 million compared to the prior year period due to lower margins, driven by a raw material pricing lag that more than offset a 3 percent volume increase. Dividends from joint ventures totaled $50 million in the fourth quarter 2012 and $44 million in the same period in 2011.

Full year ended December 31, 2012 versus full year ended December 31, 2011 – EBITDA decreased $333 million versus 2011. Olefins results declined approximately $190 million due to lower margins and a 6 percent decline in production volume, partly associated with the Wesseling plant turnaround in late 2012. Combined polyolefin results fell approximately $65 million due to lower sales volumes and margins, while results for polypropylene compounding and Polybutene-1 improved by approximately $10 million as margins improved and volumes stayed relatively unchanged. Dividends from joint ventures decreased $68 million in 2012 when compared to 2011.

Intermediates and Derivatives (I&D) – The primary products of this segment include propylene oxide (PO) and its co-products (styrene monomer, tertiary butyl alcohol (TBA), isobutylene and tertiary butyl hydroperoxide), and derivatives (propylene glycol, propylene glycol ethers and butanediol); acetyls, ethylene oxide and its derivatives, and oxyfuels.

Table 5 - I&D Financial Overview


Three Months Ended

Year Ended


December 31,

September 30,

December 31,

December 31,

December 31,

Millions of U.S. dollars

2012

2012

2011

2012

2011

Operating income

$246

$424

$185

$1,430

$1,156

EBITDA

305

475

235

1,653

1,392







Three months ended December 31, 2012 versus three months ended September 30, 2012 – EBITDA decreased $170 million versus the third quarter 2012. Combined PO and derivatives, and intermediate chemicals results declined approximately $55 million versus the prior period due to the effects of planned maintenance turnarounds and a seasonal drop in demand. Oxyfuels results declined approximately $100 million due to lower sales volumes and margins associated with typical fourth quarter gasoline demand and pricing seasonality.

Three months ended December 31, 2012 versus three months ended December 31, 2011 – EBITDA increased $70 million compared to the fourth quarter 2011. Underlying EBITDA for PO and derivatives decreased slightly versus the prior year period due to lower margins. The decline in PO and derivatives was outpaced by higher C4 chemicals margins and increased acetyls volumes and margins compared to the fourth quarter 2011. Oxyfuels results increased by approximately $55 million due to improved margins driven by higher fourth quarter 2012 gasoline prices coupled with higher crude oil-to-natural gas spread relative to the fourth quarter 2011.

Full year ended December 31, 2012 versus full year ended December 31, 2011 – EBITDA in 2012 increased by $261 million versus 2011. Combined results for PO, PO derivatives and intermediate chemicals products increased. Improved C4 chemical margins more than offset moderate declines in PO derivatives and ethylene glycol margins. Oxyfuels results increased by approximately $230 million due to improved volumes and margins. Higher margins in 2012 were driven by higher gasoline prices coupled with higher crude oil-to-natural gas spread compared to 2011. The I&D segment benefited in 2012 from $14 million in joint venture dividends and $18 million in proceeds from a hurricane insurance settlement, and in 2011 from $41 million related to the sale of precious metals.

Refining – The primary products of this segment include gasoline, diesel fuel, heating oil, jet fuel, and petrochemical raw materials.

Table 6 - Refining Financial Overview


Three Months Ended

Year Ended


December 31,

September 30,

December 31,

December 31,

December 31,

Millions of U.S. dollars

2012

2012

2011

2012

2011

Operating income

$86

$114

$3

$334

$809

EBITDA

122

150

67

481

977







Three months ended December 31, 2012 versus three months ended September 30, 2012 – EBITDA decreased $28 million versus the third quarter 2012. Excluding the $24 million in proceeds related to a legal restitution in the third quarter 2012, underlying business results were relatively unchanged. The Houston refinery operated at 255,000 barrels per day, up 15,000 barrels per day from the prior quarter. The Maya 2-1-1 benchmark crack spread decreased $2.29 per barrel to $24.36 per barrel in the fourth quarter 2012. Relative to the benchmark spread, results continue to be negatively impacted from depressed by-product values such as petroleum coke and various natural gas based products.

Three months ended December 31, 2012 versus three months ended December 31, 2011 – EBITDA increased $55 million versus the fourth quarter 2011. The Houston refinery operated at 255,000 barrels per day, down 7,000 barrels per day from the fourth quarter in 2011. The throughput decline, which negatively impacted the segment results by approximately $10 million, was more than offset by improved fourth quarter 2012 margins. The Maya 2-1-1 benchmark crack spread increased $11.65 per barrel to $24.36 per barrel in the fourth quarter 2012. The fourth quarter 2011 results included $15 million in proceeds from the 2008 crane incident settlement.

Full year ended December 31, 2012 versus full year ended December 31, 2011 – EBITDA decreased $496 million in 2012 compared to 2011 due to fewer opportunities to purchase discounted crude oils, reduced by-product values, and a throughput decline of 8,000 barrels-per-day. The throughput decline was the result of a combination of planned and unplanned outages at the Houston refinery. The Maya 2-1-1 benchmark crack spread increased $1.99 per barrel to $23.55 per barrel in 2012 compared to 2011. Relative to the benchmark spread, results were negatively impacted from reduced opportunity to purchase discounted crude oils, and depressed by-product values such as petroleum coke. The refining segment benefited from proceeds of $77 million in 2012 and $49 million in 2011 from insurance claims, recoveries and settlements.

Technology – The principal products of the Technology segment include polyolefin catalysts and production process technology licenses and related services.







Table 7 - Technology Financial Overview






Three Months Ended

Year Ended



December 31,

September 30,

December 31,

December 31,

December 31,

Millions of U.S. dollars

2012

2012

2011

2012

2011

Operating income

$23

$31

$11

$122

$107

EBITDA

43

48

36

197

214








Three months ended December 31, 2012 versus three months ended September 30, 2012 – EBITDA declined $5 million compared to the third quarter 2012. Higher catalyst sales were more than offset by $18 million in charges related to research and development restructuring activities.

Three months ended December 31, 2012 versus three months ended December 31, 2011 – EBITDA increased $7 million compared to the fourth quarter of the prior year driven by higher catalyst sales and licensing activities. The fourth quarter 2012 includes $18 million in charges related to research and development restructuring activities.

Full year ended December 31, 2012 versus full year ended December 31, 2011 – EBITDA decreased $17 million due to charges related to research and development restructuring activities.

Capital Spending and Cash balances

Capital expenditures, including growth projects, maintenance turnarounds, catalyst and information technology-related expenditures, were $333 million during the fourth quarter 2012 and $1.1 billion for the full year 2012. The company's cash balance was approximately $2.7 billion on Dec. 31, 2012.

CONFERENCE CALL

LyondellBasell will host a conference call today, Feb. 01, 2013, at 11 a.m. ET. Participants on the call will include Chief Executive Officer Jim Gallogly, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Karyn Ovelmen, Senior Vice President - Strategic Planning and Transactions Sergey Vasnetsov, and Vice President of Investor Relations Doug Pike.

The toll-free dial-in number in the U.S. is 800-369-1609. For international numbers, please go to our website, www.lyondellbasell.com/teleconference, for a complete listing of toll-free numbers by country. The pass code for all numbers is 4807902.

A replay of the call will be available from 2 p.m. ET Feb. 1 to 11 p.m. ET on March 1. The replay dial-in numbers are 866-454-2134 (U.S.) and +1 203-369-1248 (international). The pass code for each number is 7068.

The slides that accompany the call will be available at http://www.lyondellbasell.com/earnings.

ABOUT LYONDELLBASELL

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the world's largest plastics, chemical and refining companies and a member of the S&P 500 Index. LyondellBasell (www.lyondellbasell.com) manufactures products at 58 sites in 18 countries. LyondellBasell products and technologies are used to make items that improve the quality of life for people around the world including packaging, electronics, automotive parts, home furnishings, construction materials and biofuels.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

The statements in this release and the related teleconference relating to matters that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based upon assumptions of management which are believed to be reasonable at the time made and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially based on factors including, but not limited to, the business cyclicality of the chemical, polymers and refining industries; the availability, cost and price volatility of raw materials and utilities, particularly the cost of oil, natural gas, and associated natural gas liquids; competitive product and pricing pressures; labor conditions; our ability to attract and retain key personnel; operating interruptions (including leaks, explosions, fires, weather-related incidents, mechanical failure, unscheduled downtime, supplier disruptions, labor shortages, strikes, work stoppages or other labor difficulties, transportation interruptions, spills and releases and other environmental risks); the supply/demand balances for our and our joint ventures' products, and the related effects of industry production capacities and operating rates; our ability to achieve expected cost savings and other synergies; legal and environmental proceedings; tax rulings, consequences or proceedings; technological developments, and our ability to develop new products and process technologies; potential governmental regulatory actions; political unrest and terrorist acts; risks and uncertainties posed by international operations, including foreign currency fluctuations; and our ability to comply with debt covenants and service our debt. Additional factors that could cause results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements can be found in the "Risk Factors" section of our Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, which can be found at www.lyondellbasell.com on the Investor Relations page and on the Securities and Exchange Commission's website at www.sec.gov

NON-GAAP MEASURES

This release makes reference to certain "non-GAAP" financial measures as defined in Regulation G of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. We report our financial results in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, but believe that certain non-GAAP financial measures provide useful supplemental information to investors regarding the underlying business trends and performance of the company's ongoing operations and are useful for period-over-period comparisons of such operations. These non-GAAP financial measures should be considered as a supplement to, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, the financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP.

We have included EBITDA in this press release. EBITDA, as presented herein, may not be comparable to a similarly titled measure reported by other companies due to differences in the way the measure is calculated. For purposes of this release, EBITDA means net income before net interest expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, reorganization items, income from equity investments, income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interests, net income (loss) from discontinued operations, plus joint venture dividends, as adjusted for other items management does not believe are indicative of the Company's underlying results of operations such as impairment charges, asset retirement obligations and the effect of mark-to-market accounting on our warrants. The specific items for which EBITDA is adjusted in each applicable reporting period may only be relevant in certain periods and are disclosed in the reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures table. EBITDA should not be considered an alternative to profit or operating profit for any period as an indicator of our performance, or as alternatives to operating cash flows as a measure of our liquidity.

Quantitative reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures are provided in Table 9 at the end of this release.

OTHER FINANCIAL MEASURE PRESENTATION NOTES

This release contains time sensitive information that is accurate only as of the time hereof. Information contained in this release is unaudited and subject to change. LyondellBasell undertakes no obligation to update the information presented herein except to the extent required by law.

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Investor Contact: Douglas J. Pike +1 713-309-7141

Table 8 - Reconciliation of Segment Information to Consolidated Financial Information








































2011


2012


(Millions of U.S. dollars)

Q1


Q2


Q3


Q4


YTD


Q1


Q2


Q3


Q4


YTD


Sales and other operating revenues:
































Olefins & Polyolefins - Americas

$

3,572


$

4,010


$

3,875


$

3,423


$

14,880


$

3,349


$

3,283


$

3,217


$

3,085


$

12,934



Olefins & Polyolefins - EAI


3,988



4,292



3,954



3,357



15,591



3,898



3,575



3,448



3,600



14,521



Intermediates & Derivatives


2,331



2,536



2,491



2,142



9,500



2,485



2,285



2,637



2,251



9,658



Refining


2,867



3,996



3,955



2,888



13,706



3,203



3,496



3,272



3,320



13,291



Technology


139



126



129



112



506



119



115



124



140



498



Other/elims


(1,517)



(1,654)



(1,888)



(941)



(6,000)



(1,320)



(1,506)



(1,425)



(1,299)



(5,550)




Continuing Operations

$

11,380


$

13,306


$

12,516


$

10,981


$

48,183


$

11,734


$

11,248


$

11,273


$

11,097


$

45,352




Discontinued Operations

$

872


$

736


$

781


$

463


$

2,852


$

145


$

42


$

56


$

35


$

278


Operating income (loss):
































Olefins & Polyolefins - Americas

$

421


$

508


$

598


$

328


$

1,855


$

519


$

700


$

738


$

693


$

2,650



Olefins & Polyolefins - EAI


175



203



130



(73)



435



3



203



15



(94)



127



Intermediates & Derivatives


276



327



368



185



1,156



370



390



424



246



1,430



Refining


158



258



390



3



809



10



124



114



86



334



Technology


66



23



7



11



107



38



30



31



23



122



Other


(1)



(9)



- -



(15)



(25)



- -



2



6



5



13




Continuing Operations

$

1,095


$

1,310


$

1,493


$

439


$

4,337


$

940


$

1,449


$

1,328


$

959


$

4,676




Discontinued Operations

$

(30)


$

(45)


$

(26)


$

(238)


$

(339)


$

6


$

(15)


$

(8)


$

(6)


$

(23)


Depreciation and amortization:
































Olefins & Polyolefins - Americas

$

58


$

59


$

64


$

65


$

246


$

65


$

71


$

69


$

76


$

281



Olefins & Polyolefins - EAI


57



66



69



70



262



69



69



63



84



285



Intermediates & Derivatives


44



48



46



48



186



47



48



49



50



194



Refining


32



35



37



49



153



38



37



36



37



148



Technology


24



16



21



23



84



18



19



18



18



73



Other


- -



- -



- -



- -



- -



- -



- -



1



1



2




Continuing Operations

$

215


$

224


$

237


$

255


$

931


$

237


$

244


$

236


$

266


$

983




Discontinued Operations

$

- -


$

- -


$

- -


$

- -


$

- -


$

- -


$

- -


$

- -


$

- -


$

- -


EBITDA: (a)
































Olefins & Polyolefins - Americas

$

484


$

577


$

672


$

407


$

2,140


$

598


$

776


$

820


$

769


$

2,963



Olefins & Polyolefins - EAI


329



273



247



45



894



101



335



75



50



561



Intermediates & Derivatives


321



419



417



235



1,392



418



455



475



305



1,653



Refining


190



293



427



67



977



48



161



150



122



481



Technology


91



42



45



36



214



57



49



48



43



197



Other


5



(11)



(2)



(24)



(32)



6



(2)



(3)



- -



1




Continuing Operations

$

1,420


$

1,593


$

1,806


$

766


$

5,585


$

1,228


$

1,774


$

1,565


$

1,289


$

5,856




Discontinued Operations

$

(18)


$

(40)


$

(18)


$

(230)


$

(306)


$

8


$

(15)


$

(9)


$

(6)


$

(22)


Capital, turnarounds and IT deferred
































spending:
































Olefins & Polyolefins - Americas

$

66


$

138


$

149


$

72


$

425


$

102


$

135


$

126


$

105


$

468



Olefins & Polyolefins - EAI


42



37



46



110



235



60



39



60



95



254



Intermediates & Derivatives


5



15



26



55



101



18



24



44



73



159



Refining


96



49



45



34



224



38



27



24



47



136



Technology


7



3



8



8



26



9



8



12



14



43



Other


1



10



- -



6



17



2



3



1



(1)



5




Total


217



252



274



285



1,028



229



236



267



333



1,065



Deferred charges included above


(1)



- -



(2)



(4)



(7)



(1)



(3)



(1)



- -



(5)




Continuing Operations

$

216


$

252


$

272


$

281


$

1,021


$

228


$

233


$

266


$

333


$

1,060




Discontinued Operations

$

5


$

9


$

7


$

8


$

29


$

- -


$

- -


$

- -


$

- -


$

- -





































































(a) See Table 9 for a reconciliation of total EBITDA to income from continuing operations.



Table 9 - Reconciliation of EBITDA to Income from Continuing Operations








































2011


2012


(Millions of U.S. dollars)

Q1


Q2


Q3


Q4


YTD


Q1


Q2


Q3


Q4


YTD


Segment EBITDA:
































Olefins & Polyolefins - Americas

$

484


$

577


$

672


$

407


$

2,140


$

598


$

776


$

820


$

769


$

2,963



Olefins & Polyolefins - EAI


329



273



247



45



894



101



335



75



50



561



Intermediates & Derivatives


321



419



417



235



1,392



418



455



475



305



1,653



Refining


190



293



427



67



977



48



161



150



122



481



Technology


91



42



45



36



214



57



49



48



43



197



Other


5



(11)



(2)



(24)



(32)



6



(2)



(3)



- -



1


Total EBITDA


1,420



1,593



1,806



766



5,585



1,228



1,774



1,565



1,289



5,856


Adjustments to EBITDA:
































Legal recovery


- -



- -



- -



- -



- -



- -



- -



(24)



- -



(24)



Unfavorable contract reserve reversal


- -



- -



- -



- -



- -



- -



- -



- -



(28)



(28)



Lower of cost or market inventory

adjustment

































- -



- -



- -



- -



- -



- -



71



(71)



- -



- -



Sale of precious metals


- -



(41)



- -



- -



(41)



- -



- -



- -



- -



- -



Corporate restructurings


- -



61



14



18



93



- -



- -



- -



53



53



Environmental accruals


- -



16



- -



- -



16



- -



- -



- -



- -



- -



Settlement related to Houston refinery crane incident

































- -



- -



- -



(15)



(15)



- -



- -



- -



- -



- -



Insurance settlement


(34)



- -



- -



- -



(34)



- -



(100)



- -



- -



(100)


Total Adjusted EBITDA


1,386



1,629



1,820



769



5,604



1,228



1,745



1,470



1,314



5,757


Add:
































Income from equity investments


58



73



52



33



216



46



27



32



38



143


Deduct:
































Adjustments to EBITDA


34



(36)



(14)



(3)



(19)



- -



29



95



(25)



99



Depreciation and amortization


(215)



(224)



(237)



(255)



(931)



(237)



(244)



(236)



(266)



(983)



Impairment charges


- -



(4)



(19)



- -



(23)



(22)



- -



- -



- -



(22)



Asset retirement obligation


- -



- -



(10)



- -



(10)



- -



- -



- -



- -



- -



Reorganization items


(2)



(28)



- -



(15)



(45)



5



(1)



- -



- -



4



Interest expense, net


(155)



(164)



(146)



(542)



(1,007)



(95)



(409)



(67)



(69)



(640)



Joint venture dividends received


(96)



(11)



(55)



(44)



(206)



(14)



(73)



(10)



(50)



(147)



Provision for income taxes


(263)



(388)



(506)



98



(1,059)



(301)



(306)



(435)



(285)



(1,327)



Non-controlling interests


(3)



(1)



- -



(3)



(7)



(1)



(2)



(2)



(9)



(14)



Fair value change in warrants


(59)



6



22



(6)



(37)



(10)



- -



(1)



- -



(11)



Other


(3)



(1)



5



(5)



(4)



(5)



2



5



(3)



(1)


Income from continuing operations


682



851



912



27



2,472



594



768



851



645



2,858



Adjustments to EBITDA


(34)



36



14



3



19



- -



(29)



(95)



25



(99)



Premiums and charges on early

repayment of debt

































- -



12



- -



431



443



- -



329



- -



- -



329



Reorganization items


2



28



- -



15



45



(5)



1



- -



- -



(4)



Asset retirement obligation


- -



- -



10



- -



10



- -



- -



- -



- -



- -



Fair value change in warrants


59



(6)



(22)



6



37



10



- -



1



- -



11



Impairment charges


- -



4



19



- -



23



22



- -



- -



- -



22



Tax impact of net income (loss)

adjustments

































11



(21)



(5)



(154)



(169)



(5)



(109)



35



(17)



(96)


Adjusted income from continuing operations

$

720


$

904


$

928


$

328


$

2,880


$

616


$

960


$

792


$

653


$

3,021


Earnings (loss) per share:
































Diluted earnings per share

































continuing operations

$

1.19


$

1.46


$

1.54


$

0.05


$

4.32


$

1.03


$

1.33


$

1.47


$

1.13


$

4.96



Adjustments to continuing operations


0.07



0.09



0.03



0.52



0.69



0.04



0.32



(0.11)



- -



0.26



Adjusted diluted earnings per share

$

1.26


$

1.55


$

1.57


$

0.57


$

5.01


$

1.07


$

1.65


$

1.36


$

1.13


$

5.22







































































































Table 10 - Selected Segment Operating Information







































2011


2012








Q1


Q2


Q3


Q4


YTD


Q1


Q2


Q3


Q4


YTD


Olefins and Polyolefins - Americas























Volumes (million pounds)
























Ethylene produced


2,089


1,929


2,134


2,201


8,353


1,988


2,134


2,401


2,449


8,972




Propylene produced


769


556


838


744


2,907


533


615


633


582


2,363




Polyethylene sold


1,405


1,377


1,368


1,343


5,493


1,448


1,316


1,434


1,441


5,639




Polypropylene sold


685


704


727


727


2,843


735


719


740


695


2,889



Benchmark Market Prices
























West Texas Intermediate crude oil (USD

per barrel)


94.60


102.34


89.54


94.06


95.11


103.03