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OM Group Reports Results for 2012 First Quarter - Strong revenue and adjusted EBITDA growth driven by acquisition -

CLEVELAND, May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- OM Group, Inc. (NYSE: OMG) today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012.

First quarter consolidated net sales increased 41 percent compared with last year's comparable quarter, increasing to $466.2 million primarily as a result of the August 2011 acquisition of VAC and growth in its Battery Technologies business, partly offset by lower volumes and prices in its Advanced Materials business and lower volumes in its Specialty Chemicals business. Income from continuing operations was $12.1 million, or $0.38 per diluted share.  Excluding non-cash charges related to the VAC inventory purchase accounting step-up, adjusted income from continuing operations was $23.0 million, or $0.72 per diluted share, compared with $30.9 million, or $1.01 per diluted share, during the first quarter of 2011. Adjusted EBITDA was $72.3 million in the 2012 period compared to $51.1 million in the 2011 period.

"Our first quarter results reflect significant contributions from our two newest business platforms, Magnetic Technologies and Battery Technologies," said Joe Scaminace, Chairman and CEO of OM Group, Inc.  "By executing our diversification strategy, we have created a portfolio of businesses capable of delivering solid financial results in a quarter with difficult cobalt market fundamentals.  Most of the Company's profitability is now derived from our non-cobalt businesses."

The Company commented that cobalt market fundamentals improved slightly toward the end of the quarter but compared unfavorably with the prior year first quarter, negatively impacting its Advanced Materials business.  The Specialty Chemicals business continued to be affected by customer disruptions caused by Thailand flooding and European economic pressures. Operating activities consumed $14 million of cash in the first quarter of 2012 due to higher working capital levels. The Company finished the first quarter with $270 million of cash and $678 million of debt.

Looking into the second quarter, the Company commented that operating cash flow is expected to improve from first quarter levels as inventory becomes better aligned with customer demand, and profits are expected to decline due to European and certain end market weaknesses, the scheduled annual maintenance shut-down at its Kokkola refinery, and lower rare-earth pricing benefits.

"We have created a diversified materials company exposed to end markets with healthy long-term growth drivers," said Mr. Scaminace. "We have several attractive strategic platforms that we can build-out, further enhancing growth and returns. And we have the financial strength and flexibility to support our strategic transformation and create long-term shareholder value."

Presentation of Non-GAAP Financial Information

The Company is including certain non-GAAP financial measures, including adjusted operating profit, adjusted income from continuing operations and adjusted EBITDA, in this press release and the corresponding presentation materials. The Company believes that these non-GAAP financial measures facilitate a comparative assessment of the Company's operating performance and enhance investors' understanding of the performance of the Company's operations during 2012 and the comparability of the 2012 results to the results of the corresponding prior period. The non-GAAP financial measures are defined and reconciled to applicable U.S. GAAP measures in this release. The non-GAAP financial information should not be construed as an alternative to reported results determined in accordance with U.S. GAAP.

WEBCAST INFORMATION

OM Group has scheduled a conference call and live audio broadcast on the Web for 10 a.m. Eastern time today. Investors may access the live audio broadcast by logging on to http://investor.omgi.com. A copy of management's presentation materials will be available on OMG's website at the time of the call. The company recommends visiting the website at least 15 minutes prior to the webcast to download and install any necessary software. A webcast audio replay will be available on the "Investor Relations - Presentations" page of the company's website three hours after the call.

ABOUT OM GROUP, INC.

OM Group, Inc. (NYSE: OMG) develops the innovative materials, systems and technologies necessary to power fast-growing, global applications such as mobile energy storage, electronic devices, renewable energy and automotive systems. With 2011 pro forma net sales of $1.9 billion, OM Group is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio and operates manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. For more information, visit the company's website at www.omgi.com.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

The foregoing discussion may include forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements are based upon specific assumptions and are subject to uncertainties and factors relating to the company's operations and business environment, all of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond the control of the company. These uncertainties and factors could cause actual results of the company to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements contained in the foregoing discussion. Such uncertainties and factors include:

risks arising from uncertainty in worldwide economic conditions; extended business interruption at our facilities; fluctuations in the price and uncertainties in the supply of cobalt, rare earth materials and other raw materials; our ability to identify or complete additional acquisitions aligned with our strategy; current circumstances and developments regarding the Democratic Republic of Congo; restrictive covenants in our Senior Secured Credit Facility which may affect our ability to operate our business successfully; indebtedness may impair our ability to operate our business successfully; changes in effective tax rates or adverse outcomes resulting from examination of our income tax returns; the majority of our operations are outside the United States, which subjects us to risks that may adversely affect our operating results; level of returns on pension plan assets and changes in the actuarial assumptions; the majority of our cash is generated and held outside the United States; fluctuations in foreign exchange rates; unanticipated costs or liabilities for compliance with stringent environmental regulation; changes in environmental, health and safety regulatory requirements; technological changes in our industry or in our customers' products; our ability to adequately protect or enforce our intellectual property rights; disruption of our relationship with key customers or any material adverse change in their businesses; and the risk factors set forth in Part 1, Item 1a of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011.






OM Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets








March 31, 2012


December 31, 2011

(In thousands)





ASSETS

Current assets





  Cash and cash equivalents


$        269,908


$               292,146

  Restricted cash on deposit


94,495


92,813

  Accounts receivable, net


241,965


212,152

  Inventories


598,593


615,018

  Other current assets


100,885


97,313

Total current assets


1,305,846


1,309,442

Property, plant and equipment, net


486,100


482,313

Goodwill


545,110


544,471

Intangible assets, net


450,857


433,275

Other non-current assets


102,476


100,222

Total assets


$      2,890,389


$            2,869,723






LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

Current liabilities





  Current portion of long-term debt


$          10,837


$                 13,265

  Accounts payable


132,374


170,466

  Liability related to joint venture partner injunction


94,495


92,813

  Other current liabilities


166,793


171,980

Total current liabilities


404,499


448,524

Long-term debt


667,474


663,167

Deferred income taxes


143,911


129,945

Pension liabilities


205,882


204,248

Purchase price of VAC payable to seller


86,525


86,513

Other non-current liabilities


60,353


62,032

Stockholders' equity:





Total OM Group, Inc. stockholders' equity


1,277,343


1,230,793

Noncontrolling interests


44,402


44,501

Total equity


1,321,745


1,275,294

Total liabilities and equity


$      2,890,389


$            2,869,723

  







OM Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries


Unaudited Condensed Statements of Consolidated Income










Three Months Ended March 31 




2012


2011


(In thousands, except per share data)






Net sales


$   466,179


$    331,345


Cost of goods sold


353,343


249,307


Gross profit


112,836


82,038


Selling, general and administrative expenses


78,400


44,278


Operating profit


34,436


37,760


Other income (expense):






  Interest expense


(12,212)


(1,422)


  Interest income


152


220


  Foreign exchange gain (loss)


(5,021)


475


  Other, net


(291)


(5)




(17,372)


(732)


Income from continuing operations before income tax expense


17,064


37,028


Income tax expense


(5,080)


(5,746)


Income from continuing operations, net of tax


11,984


31,282


Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax


(136)


(240)


Consolidated net income


11,848


31,042


Net (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interests


101


(390)


Net income attributable to OM Group, Inc. common stockholders


$     11,949


$      30,652


Earnings per common share — basic:






Income from continuing operations attributable to OM Group, Inc.






common stockholders


$        0.38


$         1.01


Loss from discontinued operations attributable to OM Group, Inc.






common stockholders


(0.01)


(0.01)


Net income attributable to OM Group, Inc. common






stockholders


$        0.37


$         1.00


Earnings per common share — assuming dilution:






Income from continuing operations attributable to OM Group, Inc.






common stockholders


$        0.38


$         1.01


Loss from discontinued operations attributable to OM Group, Inc.






common stockholders


(0.01)


(0.01)


Net income attributable to OM Group, Inc. common






stockholders


$        0.37


$         1.00


Weighted average shares outstanding






Basic


31,874


30,526


Assuming dilution


32,032


30,695


Amounts attributable to OM Group, Inc. common stockholders:






Income from continuing operations, net of tax


$     12,085


$      30,892


Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax


(136)


(240)


Net income


$     11,949


$      30,652


  






OM Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Unaudited Condensed Statements of Consolidated Cash Flows






Three Months Ended March 31



2012


2011

(In thousands)





Operating activities





Consolidated net income


$     11,848


$      31,042

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





  Loss from discontinued operations


136


240

  Depreciation and amortization


22,149


13,309

  Amortization of deferred financing fees


1,370


216

  Share-based compensation expense


2,407


2,080

  Foreign exchange (gain) loss


5,021


(475)

  Other non-cash items


4,907


(77)

Changes in operating assets and liabilities, excluding the effect of business acquisitions





  Accounts receivable


(27,481)


(21,468)

  Inventories


9,672


(5,391)

  Accounts payable


(38,936)


7,276

  Other, net


(4,668)


(13,103)

Net cash provided by (used for) operating activities


(13,575)


13,649

Investing activities





Expenditures for property, plant and equipment


(10,818)


(3,328)

Proceeds from sale of property


5,138


-

Cash paid for acquisitions


-


(4,107)

Net cash used for investing activities


(5,680)


(7,435)

Financing activities





Payments on long-term debt


(5,419)


-

Payment related to surrendered shares


(254)


(193)

Proceeds from exercise of stock options


-


16

Net cash used for financing activities


(5,673)


(177)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash


2,690


2,601

Cash and cash equivalents





Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents


(22,238)


8,638

Balance at the beginning of the period


292,146


400,597

Balance at the end of the period


$   269,908


$    409,235

  





OM Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Unaudited Segment Information






Three Months Ended March 31

(In thousands)

2012


2011

Net Sales




  Magnetic Technologies(a)

$   190,491


$             -

  Advanced Materials

132,973


180,080

  Specialty Chemicals

105,913


120,583

  Battery Technologies

37,032


30,976

  Intersegment items

(230)


(294)


$   466,179


$    331,345





Operating profit




  Magnetic Technologies(a)(b)

$     13,903


$             -

  Advanced Materials

11,111


32,117

  Specialty Chemicals(c)

13,521


13,734

  Battery Technologies

5,655


2,122

  Corporate

(9,754)


(10,213)


$     34,436


$      37,760





(a) VAC was acquired on on August 2, 2011.  Because we acquired VAC in the third quarter of 2011, the table above does not include comparable results for the first quarter of 2011.
(b) Includes inventory step-up charges of $15.7 million resulting from purchase accounting for the VAC acquisition.
(c) The three months ended March 31, 2012 includes a $2.9 million property sale gain.

  














OM Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries


Unaudited Non-GAAP Financial Measures, Adjusted Operating Profit















Three Months Ended March 31, 2012


(in thousands)

Magnetic Technologies


Advanced Materials


Specialty Chemicals


Battery Technologies


Corporate


Consolidated









Operating profit - as reported

$                       13,903


$                  11,111


$                   13,521


$                      5,655


$     (9,754)


$       34,436


Acquisition-related charges

15,728


-


-


-


-


15,728


Adjusted operating profit

$                       29,631


$                  11,111


$                   13,521


$                      5,655


$     (9,754)


$       50,164















Three Months Ended March 31, 2011


(in thousands)

Magnetic Technologies(a)


Advanced Materials


Specialty Chemicals


Battery Technologies


Corporate


Consolidated









Operating profit - as reported

$                               -


$                  32,117


$                   13,734


$                      2,122


$    (10,213)


$       37,760


Acquisition-related charges

-


-


-


-


-


-


Adjusted operating profit

$                               -


$                  32,117


$                   13,734


$                      2,122


$    (10,213)


$       37,760















(a) VAC was acquired on on August 2, 2011. Because we acquired VAC in the third quarter of 2011, the table above does not include comparable results for the first quarter of 2011.




Non-GAAP Financial Measures:
The Company is providing adjusted operating profit, a non-GAAP financial measure that the Company's management believes is an important metric in evaluating the performance of the Company's business.  The table above presents a reconciliation of the Company's U.S. GAAP operating profit - as reported to adjusted operating profit. The Company believes that the non-GAAP financial measures presented in the table facilitate a comparative assessment of the Company's operating performance and enhance investors' understanding of the performance of the Company's operations. The non-GAAP financial information set forth in the table above should not be construed as an alternative to reported results determined in accordance with U.S. GAAP.


  









OM Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries








Unaudited Non-GAAP Financial Measures

















Three Months Ended


Three Months Ended


March 31, 2012


March 31, 2011

(in thousands, except per share data)

$


Diluted EPS


$


Diluted EPS









Income from continuing operations attributable to OM Group, Inc. - as reported

$    12,085


$         0.38


$    30,892


$         1.01









Acquisition-related charges, net of tax

(10,872)


(0.34)


-


-









Adjusted income from continuing operations attributable to OM Group, Inc.

$    22,957


$         0.72


$    30,892


$         1.01









Weighted average shares outstanding - diluted



32,032




30,695

































Non-GAAP Financial Measures:
The Company is providing adjusted income from continuing operations and adjusted diluted EPS, both attributable to OM Group, non-GAAP financial measures that the Company's management believes are important metrics in evaluating the performance of the Company's business.  The table above presents a reconciliation of the Company's U.S. GAAP income from continuing operations - as reported to adjusted income from continuing operations and diluted EPS - as reported to adjusted diluted EPS. The Company believes that the non-GAAP financial measures presented in the table facilitate a comparative assessment of the Company's operating performance and enhance investors' understanding of the performance of the Company's operations. The non-GAAP financial information set forth in the table above should not be construed as an alternative to reported results determined in accordance with U.S. GAAP.









 

OM Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Unaudited Non-GAAP Financial Measures, Adjusted Operating Profit and

Adjusted EBITDA








Three Months Ended


Three Months Ended

(in thousands)


March 31, 2012


March 31, 2011

Operating profit - as reported


$                    34,436


$                    37,760

Acquisition-related charges


15,728


-

Adjusted operating profit


50,164


37,760

Depreciation and amortization


22,149


13,309

Adjusted EBITDA


$                    72,313


$                    51,069






Non-GAAP Financial Measures:
The Company is providing adjusted operating profit and adjusted EBITDA, non-GAAP

financial measures that the Company's management believes are important metrics in

evaluating the performance of the Company's business.  The table above presents a

reconciliation of the Company's U.S. GAAP operating profit - as reported to adjusted

operating profit and adjusted EBITDA. The Company believes that the non-GAAP

financial measures presented in the table facilitate a comparative assessment of the

Company's operating performance and enhance investors' understanding of the

performance of the Company's operations. The non-GAAP financial information set

forth in the table above should not be construed as an alternative to reported results

determined in accordance with U.S. GAAP.

SOURCE OM Group, Inc.



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