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Huntsman Announces Strong Third Quarter 2017 Results; Balance Sheet Transformed with Significant Debt Reduction

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Oct. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

Third Quarter 2017 Highlights

  • Net income was $179 million compared to $64 million in the prior year period and $183 million in the prior quarter.
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $340 million (16% EBITDA margin), impacted by $50 million from Hurricane Harvey, compared to $234 million in the prior year period and $299 million in the prior quarter.
  • Diluted income per share was $0.60 compared to $0.23 in the prior year period and $0.69 in the prior quarter.
  • Adjusted diluted income per share was $0.67 compared to $0.31 in the prior year period and $0.59 in the prior quarter.
  • Net cash provided by operating activities was $261 million. Free cash flow generation was $227 million.
  • The balance sheet was transformed by applying the $1.2 billion in Venator IPO net proceeds to reduce Huntsman debt.  On October 25, 2017, we made an additional $100 million early repayment of debt.  From the beginning of 2016 to this most recent quarter our net-debt was reduced by 47%, from $4.5 billion to $2.4 billion.
  • Merger of equals with Clariant terminated by mutual agreement.


Three months ended


Nine months ended



September 30,


June 30,


September 30,

In millions, except per share amounts


2017


2016


2017


2017


2016












Revenues


$2,169


$1,831


$   2,054


$6,155


$5,614












Net income


$   179


$     64


$      183


$   454


$   220

Adjusted net income(1)


$   164


$     74


$      144


$   418


$   302












Diluted income per share


$  0.60


$  0.23


$     0.69


$  1.60


$  0.83

Adjusted diluted income per share(1)


$  0.67


$  0.31


$     0.59


$  1.72


$  1.26












Adjusted EBITDA(1)


$   340


$   234


$      299


$   899


$   787

Pro forma adjusted EBITDA(2)


$   340


$   227


$      299


$   899


$   765












Net cash provided by operating activities


$   261


$   333


$      207


$   538


$   736

Free cash flow(3)


$   227


$   251


$      155


$   404


$   523












See end of press release for footnote explanations











Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN) today reported third quarter 2017 results with revenues of $2,169 million, net income of $179 million and adjusted EBITDA of $340 million

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

"While I am disappointed that the merger of equals agreement with Clariant has been terminated, Huntsman's future has never been brighter as our businesses continue to improve across the board, our balance sheet is as strong as it has ever been and will get even stronger with proceeds from upcoming Venator secondary sales. We look forward to achieving investment grade metrics in the near future. Huntsman remains focused on growing our downstream differentiated and specialty businesses, expanding our margins, and generating a consistently strong free cash flow.

"Notwithstanding a $50 million impact from Hurricane Harvey on our third quarter EBITDA, our business was up $113 million over last year. Our business is operating at a 16% EBITDA margin to sales.  Excluding the impact from Harvey, each one of our businesses performed well, growing adjusted EBITDA versus the prior year, as our underlying fundamentals remain positive across our core markets.  I expect each of our businesses to show year over year growth in the fourth quarter as well.  In addition to our strong operating performance in the third quarter, we successfully completed the IPO of our Pigments and Additives segment, now called Venator, and the $1.2 billion in the initial proceeds were used to reduce our leverage.  We also paid down an additional $100 million in debt from free cash flow earlier this week.  We are delivering on our commitments to our shareholders, as to date we have generated over $1 billion in free cash flow and reduced our net-debt by over $2 billion since 2016, while at the same time investing in our differentiated and specialty businesses."

Segment Analysis for 3Q17 Compared to 3Q16

Polyurethanes

The increase in revenues in our Polyurethanes segment for the three months ended September 30, 2017 compared to the same period of 2016 was due to higher average selling prices and higher sales volumes. MDI average selling prices increased in response to continued strong market conditions and higher raw material costs. MTBE average selling prices increased primarily as a result of higher pricing for high octane gasoline. MDI sales volumes increased due to increased demand across most major markets. MTBE sales volumes increased due to the timing of shipments in the 2016 period, partially offset by the impact of hurricane related production outages during the third quarter of 2017. The increase in segment adjusted EBITDA was primarily due to higher MDI margins, partially offset by lower MTBE earnings and the $15 million estimated impact of hurricane related production outages during the third quarter of 2017.

Performance Products

The decrease in revenues in our Performance Products segment for the three months ended September 30, 2017 compared to the same period of 2016 was due to lower sales volumes, partially offset by higher average selling prices. Sales volumes decreased primarily due to the sale of the European surfactants business to Innospec Inc. on December 30, 2016 as well as the impact of hurricane related production outages in the third quarter of 2017, partially offset by higher sales volumes in our maleic anhydride and amines businesses. Average selling prices increased primarily in response to higher raw material costs and a favorable product mix effect. The decrease in segment adjusted EBITDA was primarily due to the estimated $35 million impact of hurricane related production outages in the third quarter of 2017 and the sale of the European surfactants business at the end of 2016. Pro-forma for the sale of our European surfactants business, adjusted EBITDA was flat year-over-year.

Advanced Materials

The increase in revenues in our Advanced Materials segment for the three months ended September 30, 2017 compared to the same period of 2016 was due to higher sales volumes and higher average selling prices. Sales volumes increased primarily due to growth in our specialty electronics and electrical and coatings components businesses, partially offset by our withdrawal from certain low margin business. Average selling prices increased in response to higher raw material costs and favorable product mix. The increase in segment adjusted EBITDA was primarily due to higher sales volumes and higher average selling prices, partially offset by higher raw material costs.

Textile Effects

The increase in revenues in our Textile Effects segment for the three months ended September 30, 2017 compared to the same period of 2016 was due to higher sales volumes, partially offset by lower average selling prices.  Sales volumes increased in both textile chemicals and dyes, particularly in our Asia region. Average selling prices decreased primarily due to competitive market conditions. The increase in segment adjusted EBITDA was primarily due to higher sales volumes and lower fixed costs, partially offset by lower margins.

Corporate, LIFO and other

For the three months ended September 30, 2017, segment adjusted EBITDA from Corporate and other for Huntsman Corporation increased by $3 million to a loss of $42 million from a loss of $45 million for the same period in 2016.  

Held for Sale and Discontinued Operations

Our Pigments and Additives division, known as Venator, is now classified as Held for Sale on our balance sheet and treated as discontinued operations on our income statement.  We will be issuing a form 8K with certain restated historical financial data.    

Liquidity, Capital Resources and Outstanding Debt

During the quarter we generated adjusted free cash flow of $227 million compared to $251 million a year ago. As of September 30, 2017, we had $1,211 million of combined cash and unused borrowing capacity compared to $1,208 million as of December 31, 2016.  Year to date, including the $1.2 billion debt repayment made with the proceeds of the Venator separation and the $100 million early repayment of debt made on our term loan this week, we have repaid approximately $1.6 billion of debt.

During the nine months ended September 30, 2017, we spent $159 million on capital expenditures compared to $214 million in 2016. We expect to spend approximately $290 million on capital expenditures in 2017.

Income Taxes

During the three months ended September 30, 2017, we recorded income tax expense of $35 million compared to $6 million during the same period in 2016.  In the third quarter 2017, our adjusted effective tax rate was 24%. We expect our fourth quarter adjusted effective tax rate to be similar to the third quarter. Our 2018 adjusted effective tax rate will be approximately 25% - 28%. 

Earnings Conference Call Information

We will hold a conference call to discuss our third quarter 2017 financial results on Friday, October 27, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. ET.

Call-in numbers for the conference call:


U.S. participants 

(888) 680 - 0890

International participants 

(617) 213 - 4857

Passcode 

547 974 21#

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=PRRFWWDBY.

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 October 27, 2017 and ending November 3, 2017.

Call-in numbers for the replay:


U.S. participants 

(888) 286 - 8010

International participants 

(617) 801 - 6888

Replay code 

29385180

Upcoming Conferences

During the fourth quarter a member of management is expected to present at the Citi Basic Materials Conference on November 28, 2017 and the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Leveraged Finance Conference on November 30, 2017. A webcast of the presentation, if applicable, along with accompanying materials will be available at ir.huntsman.com.

Table 1 – Results of Operations




Three months ended


Nine months ended



September 30,


September 30,

In millions, except per share amounts


2017


2016


2017


2016










Revenues


$    2,169


$    1,831


$    6,155


$    5,614

Cost of goods sold


1,695


1,475


4,852


4,444

Gross profit


474


356


1,303


1,170

Operating expenses


238


217


677


664

Restructuring, impairment and plant closing costs


1


38


13


56

Expenses associated with the merger


12


-


18


-

Operating income


223


101


595


450

Interest expense


(39)


(52)


(134)


(153)

Equity in income of investment in unconsolidated affiliates


1


1


4


4

Loss on early extinguishment of debt


(35)


(1)


(36)


(3)

Other income (expense)


1


(3)


2


(1)

Income before income taxes


151


46


431


297

Income tax expense


(35)


(6)


(78)


(65)

Income from continuing operations


116


40


353


232

Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax(4)


63


24


101


(12)

Net income


179


64


454


220

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests, net of tax


(32)


(9)


(64)


(22)

Net income attributable to Huntsman Corporation


$      147


$        55


$      390


$      198



















Adjusted EBITDA(1)


$      340


$      234


$      899


$      787

Adjusted net income(1)


$      164


$        74


$      418


$      302



















Basic income per share


$     0.62


$     0.23


$     1.64


$     0.84

Diluted income per share


$     0.60


$     0.23


$     1.60


$     0.83

Adjusted diluted income per share(1)


$     0.67


$     0.31


$     1.72


$     1.26










Common share information:









Basic shares outstanding


239


236


238


236

Diluted shares


244


240


244


239

Diluted shares for adjusted diluted income per share


244


240


244


239











See end of press release for footnote explanations

 

Table 2 – Results of Operations by Segment




Three months ended



Nine months ended





September 30,


Better /


September 30,


Better /

In millions


2017


2016


(Worse)


2017


2016


(Worse)














Segment Revenues:













Polyurethanes


$    1,197


$      891


34%


$    3,172


$    2,703


17%

Performance Products


501


509


(2)%


1,595


1,611


(1)%

Performance Products, pro forma(2)


501


451


11%


1,595


1,433


11%

Advanced Materials


263


247


6%


782


774


1%

Textile Effects


193


184


5%


586


567


3%

Corporate and eliminations


15


-


n/m


20


(41)


n/m














Total


$    2,169


$    1,831


18%


$    6,155


$    5,614


10%

Total, pro forma(2)


$    2,169


$    1,773


22%


$    6,155


$    5,436


13%














Segment Adjusted EBITDA(1):













Polyurethanes


$      245


$      137


79%


$      556


$      439


27%

Performance Products


63


70


(10)%


249


248


0%

Performance Products, pro forma(2)


63


63


0%


249


226


10%

Advanced Materials


56


55


2%


166


173


(4)%

Textile Effects


19


17


12%


64


59


8%

Corporate, LIFO and other


(43)


(45)


4%


(136)


(132)


(3)%














Total


$      340


$      234


45%


$      899


$      787


14%

Total, pro forma(2)


$      340


$      227


50%


$      899


$      765


18%


n/m = not meaningful

See end of press release for footnote explanations

 

Table 3 – Factors Impacting Sales Revenue




Three months ended




September 30, 2017 vs. 2016




Average Selling Price(a)










Local


Exchange


Sales Mix


Sales






Currency


Rate


& Other


Volume(b)


Total














Polyurethanes


20%


2%


0%


12%


34%


Polyurethanes, adj


21%


2%


1%


10%


34%

(d)

Performance Products


9%


1%


4%


(16)%


(2)%


Performance Products, adj


9%


1%


(2)%


18%


26%

(c)(d)

Advanced Materials


1%


2%


0%


3%


6%


Textile Effects


(1)%


1%


(2)%


7%


5%


Total Company


12%


2%


3%


1%


18%


Total Company, adj


11%


2%


1%


12%


26%

(c)(d)















Nine months ended




September 30, 2017 vs. 2016




Average Selling Price(a)










Local


Exchange


Sales Mix


Sales






Currency


Rate


& Other


Volume(b)


Total














Polyurethanes


15%


0%


5%


(3)%


17%


Polyurethanes, adj


15%


0%


4%


1%


20%

(d)(e)

Performance Products


6%


0%


2%


(9)%


(1)%


Performance Products, adj


6%


0%


(2)%


12%


16%

(c)(d)

Advanced Materials


1%


0%


0%


0%


1%


Textile Effects


(2)%


0%


(3)%


8%


3%


Total Company


9%


0%


6%


(5)%


10%


Total Company, adj


8%


0%


3%


5%


16%

(c)(d)(e)


























(a) Excludes sales from tolling arrangements, by-products and raw materials.

(b) Excludes sales from by-products and raw materials.

(c) Pro forma adjusted to exclude the sale of the European differentiated surfactants on December 30, 2016.

(d) Pro forma adjusted to exclude the impact from Hurricane Harvey in 3Q17 and Other weather realted outages in 2H16.

(e) Pro forma adjusted to exclude the impact from maintenance outages in 2Q17.


 

Table 4 – Reconciliation of U.S. GAAP to Non-GAAP Measures








 Income Tax 






 Diluted Income 



 EBITDA 


Expense


 Net Income 


 Per Share 



Three months ended


Three months ended


Three months ended


Three months ended



September 30,


September 30,


September 30,


September 30,

In millions, except per share amounts


2017


2016


2017


2016


2017


2016


2017


2016


















Net income


$      179


$       64






$      179


$       64


$     0.73


$     0.27

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests


(32)


(9)






(32)


(9)


(0.13)


(0.04)


















Net income attributable to Huntsman Corporation


147


55






147


55


0.60


0.23

Interest expense  from continuing operations


39


52













Interest expense from discontinued operations(4)


8


-













Income tax expense from continuing operations


35


6


$      (35)


$        (6)









Income tax expense (benefit) from discontinued operations(4)


17


(7)













Depreciation and amortization from continuing operations


80


83













Depreciation and amortization from discontinued operations(4)


9


30













Acquisition and integration expenses


10


6


(3)


(2)


7


4


0.03


0.02

EBITDA / Income from discontinued operations, net of tax(4)


(97)


(47)


 N/A 


 N/A 


(63)


(24)


(0.26)


(0.10)

Minority interest of discontinued operations(1)(4)


12


3


 N/A 


 N/A 


12


3


0.05


0.01

Loss on early extinguishment of debt


35


1


(12)


-


23


1


0.09


-

Expenses associated with merger, net of tax


12


-


(1)


-


11


-


0.05


-

Net plant incident costs


13


-


(4)


-


9


-


0.04


-

Amortization of pension and postretirement actuarial losses


19


14


(3)


(5)


16


9


0.07


0.04

Restructuring, impairment and plant closing and transition costs

1


38


1


(12)


2


26


0.01


0.11


















Adjusted(1)


$      340


$      234


$      (57)


$      (25)


$      164


$       74


$     0.67


$     0.31

Pro forma adjustments(2)


-


$        (7)













Pro forma adjusted EBITDA(1)


$      340


$      227






























Adjusted income tax expense(1)










$       57


$       25





Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests, net of tax










32


9





Minority interest of discontinued operations(1)(4)










(12)


(3)






















Adjusted pre-tax income(1)










$      241


$      105






















Adjusted effective tax rate










24%


24%




























 Income Tax 






 Diluted Income 



 EBITDA 


Expense


 Net Income 


 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


2017


2017


2017


2017


















Net income


$      183








$      183




$     0.75



Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests


(16)








(16)




(0.07)




















Net income attributable to Huntsman Corporation


167








167




0.69



Interest expense  from continuing operations


47















Interest expense from discontinued operations(4)


-















Income tax expense from continuing operations


24




$      (24)











Income tax expense from discontinued operations(4)


21















Depreciation and amortization from continuing operations


79















Depreciation and amortization from discontinued operations(4)


29















Acquisition and integration expenses


4




-




4




0.02



EBITDA / Income from discontinued operations, net of tax(4)


(95)




 N/A 




(45)




(0.18)



Minority interest of discontinued operations(1)(4)


3




 N/A 




3




0.01



Gain on disposition of businesses/assets


(8)




-




(8)




(0.03)



Loss on early extinguishment of debt


1




-




1




-



Expenses associated with merger


6




 N/A 




6




0.02



Certain legal settlements and related expenses


1




-




1




-



Amortization of pension and postretirement actuarial losses


17




(4)




13




0.05



Restructuring, impairment and plant closing and transition costs

3




(1)




2




0.01




















Adjusted(1)


$      299




$      (29)




$      144




$     0.59




















Adjusted income tax expense(1)










$       29







Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests, net of tax










16







Minority interest of discontinued operations(1)(4)










(3)
























Adjusted pre-tax income(1)










$      186
























Adjusted effective tax rate










16%






























 Income Tax 






 Diluted Income 



 EBITDA 


(Expense) Benefit


 Net Income 


 Per Share 



Nine months ended


Nine months ended


Nine months ended


Nine months ended



September 30,


September 30,


September 30,


September 30,

In millions, except per share amounts


2017


2016


2017


2016


2017


2016


2017


2016


















Net income


$      454


$      220






$      454


$      220


$     1.86


$     0.92

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests


(64)


(22)






(64)


(22)


(0.26)


(0.09)


















Net income attributable to Huntsman Corporation


390


198






390


198


1.60


0.83

Interest expense  from continuing operations


134


153













Interest expense (income) from discontinued operations(4)


8


(1)













Income tax expense from continuing operations


78


65


(78)


(65)









Income tax expense (benefit) from discontinued operations(4)


41


(8)













Depreciation and amortization from continuing operations


235


238













Depreciation and amortization from discontinued operations(4)


68


84













Acquisition and integration expenses


17


11


(4)


(3)


13


8


0.05


0.03

EBITDA / Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax(4)


(218)


(63)


 N/A 


 N/A 


(101)


12


(0.41)


0.05

Minority interest of discontinued operations(1)(4)


18


8


 N/A 


 N/A 


18


8


0.07


0.03

Gain on disposition of businesses/assets


(8)


-


-


-


(8)


-


(0.03)


-

Loss on early extinguishment of debt


36


3


(12)


(1)


24


2


0.10


0.01

Expenses associated with merger


18


-


 N/A 


 N/A 


17


-


0.07


-

Certain legal settlements and related expenses


1


-


-


-


1


-


-


-

Net plant incident costs


13


-


(4)


-


9


-


0.04


-

Amortization of pension and postretirement actuarial losses


55


42


(11)


(10)


44


32


0.18


0.13

Restructuring, impairment and plant closing and transition costs

13


57


(2)


(15)


11


42


0.05


0.18


















Adjusted(1)


$      899


$      787


$     (111)


$      (94)


$      418


$      302


$     1.72


$     1.26

Pro forma adjustments(2)


-


$      (22)













Pro forma adjusted EBITDA(1)


$      899


$      765






























Adjusted income tax expense(1)










$      111


$       94





Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests, net of tax










64


22





Minority interest of discontinued operations(1)(4)










(18)


(8)






















Adjusted pre-tax income(1)










$      575


$      410






















Adjusted effective tax rate










19%


23%























See end of press release for footnote explanations

 

Table 5 – Selected Balance Sheet Items




September 30,


June 30,



December 31,

In millions


2017


2017



2016

















Cash


$            451


$            486



$            396

Accounts and notes receivable, net


1,247


1,207



1,183

Inventories


1,084


1,089



918

Other current assets


240


236



281

Current assets held for sale


2,745


962



777

Property, plant and equipment, net


3,035


3,039



3,034

Other assets


1,181


1,194



1,137

Noncurrent assets held for sale


-


1,475



1,463









Total assets


$         9,983


$         9,688



$         9,189









Accounts payable


$            891


$            864



$            790

Other current liabilities


537


460



471

Current portion of debt


29


41



50

Current liabilities held for sale


1,633


518



467

Long-term debt


2,845


4,061



4,122

Other liabilities


1,457


1,466



1,429

Noncurrent liabilities held for sale


-


400



393

Total equity


2,591


1,878



1,467









Total liabilities and equity


$         9,983


$         9,688



$         9,189









 

Table 6 – Outstanding Debt 




September 30,


December 31,

In millions


2017


2016











Debt:





Senior credit facilities


$            592


$         1,967

Accounts receivable programs


184


208

Senior notes


1,913


1,812

Variable interest entities


114


126

Other debt


71


59






Total debt - excluding affiliates


2,874


4,172






Total cash


451


396






Net debt- excluding affiliates


$         2,423


$         3,776











 

Table 7 – Summarized Statement of Cash Flows




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September 30,


September 30,

In millions


2017


2016


2017


2016










Total cash at beginning of period(a)


$         520


$         383


$      425


$      269










Net cash provided by operating activities - continuing operations


261


333


538


736

Net cash provided by operating activities - discontinued operations(4)


88


72


205


112

Net cash used in investing activities - continuing operations


(50)


(82)


(145)


(213)

Net cash used in investing activities - discontinued operations(4)


(61)


(14)


(49)


(57)

Net cash used in financing activities


(125)


(244)


(349)


(397)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash


4


1


12


1

Change in restricted cash


-


1


-


(1)









-

Total cash at end of period(a)


$         637


$         450


$      637


$      450










Supplemental cash flow information - continuing operations:









Cash paid for interest


$          (30)


$          (36)


$     (122)


$     (139)

Cash (paid) received for income taxes


(21)


(8)


36


(29)

Cash paid for capital expenditures


(58)


(82)


(159)


(214)

Depreciation and amortization


80


83


235


238



-







Changes in primary working capital:









Accounts and notes receivable


$          (28)


$           68


$     (148)


$         (3)

Inventories


19


57


(118)


133

Accounts payable


16


13


95


(11)










Total cash (used in) provided by primary working capital


$             7


$         138


$     (171)


$      119






























Three months ended


Nine months ended



September 30,


September 30,



2017


2016


2017


2016

Free cash flow(3):









Net cash provided by operating activities


$         261


$         333


$      538


$      736

Capital expenditures


(58)


(82)


(159)


(214)

All other investing activities, excluding acquisition and disposition activities(b)


6


-


7


1

Non-recurring merger costs(c)


18


-


18


-










Total free cash flow 


$         227


$         251


$      404


$      523



















Adjusted EBITDA


$         340


$         234


$      899


$      787

Capital expenditures


(58)


(82)


(159)


(214)

Capital reimbursements


-


2


1


28

Interest


(30)


(36)


(122)


(139)

Income taxes


(21)


(8)


36


(29)

Primary working capital change


7


138


(171)


119

Restructuring


(7)


(19)


(26)


(42)

Pensions


(48)


(13)


(85)


(45)

Maintenance & other


44


35


31


58










Total free cash flow(3) 


$         227


$         251


$      404


$      523










Free cash flow of discontinued operations(3)(4)


$          61


$          52


$      217


$        49




















(a) Includes restricted cash and cash held in discontinued operations.

(b) Represents "Acquisition of business, net of cash acquired",  "Cash received from purchase price adjustment for business acquired", and "Proceeds from sale of business/assets".   

(c) Represents payments associated with one-time costs of the proposed merger of equals with Clariant.


 

Footnotes


(1)

We use adjusted EBITDA to measure the operating performance of our business and for planning and evaluating the performance of our business segments.  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) 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 adjusted EBITDA and adjusted net income.  Additional information with respect to our use of each of these financial measures follows:




Adjusted EBITDA, adjusted net income (loss) and adjusted diluted income (loss) per share, as used herein, are not necessarily comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies.




Adjusted EBITDA is computed by eliminating the following from net income (loss):  (a) net income attributable to noncontrolling interests, net of tax; (b) interest; (c) income taxes; (d) depreciation and amortization; (e) acquisition and integration expenses; (f) Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax; (g) minority interest from discontinued operations (h) loss (gain) on disposition of businesses/assets; (i) loss on early extinguishment of debt; (j) expenses associated with merger; (k) certain legal settlements and related expenses (l) net plant incident costs (credits); (m) amortization of pension and postretirement actuarial losses (gains); and (n) restructuring, impairment and plant closing costs (credits).  The reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA to net income (loss) is set forth in Table 4 above.




Adjusted net income (loss) and adjusted diluted income (loss) per share are computed by eliminating the after tax impact of the following items from net income (loss: (a) net income attributable to noncontrolling interest; (b) acquisition and integration expenses, purchase accounting adjustments; (c) impact of certain foreign tax credit elections; (d) Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax;; (e) discount amortization on settlement financing associated with the terminated merger; (f) loss (gain) on disposition of businesses/assets; (g) loss on early extinguishment of debt; (h) expenses associated with the merger; (i) certain legal settlements and related expenses; (j) net plant incident costs (credits); (k) minority interest from discontinued operations; (l) amortization of pension and postretirement actuarial losses (gains); and  (m) restructuring, impairment and plant closing costs (credits).    The income tax impacts, if any, of each adjusting item represent a ratable allocation of the total difference between the unadjusted tax expense and the total adjusted tax expense, computed without consideration of any adjusting items using a with and without approach.  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) is set forth in Table 4 above.



(2)

Pro forma adjusted to exclude the sale of our European differentiated surfactants business to Innospec on December 30, 2016 as if it had occurred at the beginning of the relevant period.



(3)

Management internally uses a free cash flow measure: (a) to evaluate the Company's liquidity, (b) to evaluate strategic investments, (c) to plan stock buyback and dividend levels and (d) to evaluate the Company's ability to incur and service debt. Free cash flow is not a defined term under U.S. GAAP, and it should not be inferred that the entire free cash flow amount is available for discretionary expenditures. The Company defines free cash flow as cash flow provided by operating activities less cash flow used in investing activities, excluding acquisition/disposition activities and non-recurring separation costs. Free cash flow is typically derived directly from the Company's condensed consolidated statement of cash flows; however, it may be adjusted for items that affect comparability between periods.



(4)

During the third quarter of 2017 we separated our Pigments and Additives division through an Initial Public Offering of Venator Materials PLC;  Additionally, during the first quarter 2010 we closed our Australian styrenics operations.  Results from these associated businesses are treated as discontinued operations.

About Huntsman:
Huntsman Corporation is a publicly traded global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated and specialty chemicals with 2016 revenues of more than  $7 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 75 manufacturing, R&D and operations facilities in over 30 countries and employ approximately 10,000 associates within our four distinct business divisions. For more information about Huntsman, please visit the company's website at www.huntsman.com.

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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: effects of disruption caused by the announcement of and termination of the merger of equals transaction and its termination making it more difficult to maintain relationships with employees, customers, vendors and other business partners; the risk that stockholder litigation in connection with the contemplated transaction and its termination may result in significant costs of defense, indemnification and liability; transaction costs; volatile global economic conditions, cyclical and volatile product markets, disruptions in production at manufacturing facilities, reorganization or restructuring of Huntsman's operations, the ability to implement cost reductions and manufacturing optimization improvements in Huntsman businesses, and other 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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