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Huntsman Reports Strong Results For The Second Quarter 2012: $365 Million Adjusted EBITDA, $0.58 Adjusted EPS

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Aug. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Second Quarter 2012 Highlights

  • Net income attributable to Huntsman Corporation increased 9% to $124 million compared to the prior year period.
  • Adjusted EBITDA improved 14% to $365 million compared to the prior year period.
  • Adjusted diluted income per share improved 21% to $0.58 compared to the prior year period.

 



Three months ended


Six months ended



June 30,


March 31,


June 30,

In millions, except per share amounts, unaudited


2012


2011


2012


2012


2011












Revenues


$    2,914


$    2,934


$    2,913


$    5,827


$    5,613












Net income attributable to Huntsman Corporation


$      124


$      114


$      163


$      287


$      176

Adjusted net income(1)


$      139


$      116


$      177


$      316


$      226












Diluted income per share


$     0.52


$     0.47


$     0.68


$     1.19


$     0.72

Adjusted diluted income per share(1)


$     0.58


$     0.48


$     0.74


$     1.32


$     0.93












EBITDA(1)


$      352


$      323


$      390


$      742


$      562

Adjusted EBITDA(1)


$      365


$      321


$      397


$      762


$      625












See end of press release for footnote explanations



















Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN) today reported second quarter 2012 results with revenues of $2,914 million and adjusted EBITDA of $365 million

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

"I am pleased with our second quarter results.  We experienced a solid second quarter, particularly in the quality of our earnings.  Net income, adjusted EBITDA, and adjusted diluted income all increased compared to the prior year.

More than 40% of our adjusted EBITDA was derived from our Polyurethanes business, which experienced double digit growth globally for our MDI products.  Margins in that business improved as well.

We have yet to realize the majority of benefits from our restructuring efforts.  We expect the annual EBITDA benefit above our current run rate will exceed $150 million when completed by the end of 2013.

We will continue to make every effort possible to drive shareholder value."

Segment Analysis for 2Q12 Compared to 2Q11

Polyurethanes

The increase in revenues in our Polyurethanes division for the three months ended June 30, 2012 compared to the same period in 2011 was due to higher sales volumes partially offset by lower average selling prices.  MDI sales volumes increased as a result of improved demand in all regions and across most major markets.  PO/MTBE sales volumes increased due to strong demand.  PO/MTBE average selling prices decreased primarily in response to lower raw material costs, partially offset by an increase in MDI average selling prices.  The increase in adjusted EBITDA was primarily due to higher contribution margins and higher sales volumes.

Performance Products

The decrease in revenues in our Performance Products division for the three months ended June 30, 2012 compared to the same period in 2011 was due to lower average selling prices and lower sales volumes.  Average selling prices decreased primarily in response to lower raw material costs and the strength of the U.S. dollar against major international currencies.  Sales volumes decreased primarily due to lower demand across most markets and a greater shift to tolling arrangements.  The decrease in adjusted EBITDA was primarily due to lower contribution margins, most notably in amines, lower sales volumes and the approximate $5 million impact from an unplanned outage at our ethylene oxide facility.

Advanced Materials

The decrease in revenues in our Advanced Materials division for the three months ended June 30, 2012 compared to the same period in 2011 was primarily due to lower average selling prices partially offset by higher sales volumes.  Average selling prices decreased primarily in response to lower raw material costs, competitive market pressure and the strength of the U.S. dollar against major international currencies.  Sales volumes increased across most regions, primarily due to strong demand in our base resins business in the Americas and India, while sales volumes in the Asia Pacific region decreased due to lower demand in the wind energy and electrical engineering markets.  The decrease in adjusted EBITDA was primarily due to lower contribution margins due in part to the change in sales mix from increased base resin sales volumes.  Lower contribution margins were partially offset by lower selling, general and administrative costs as a result of recent restructuring efforts.

Textile Effects

The decrease in revenues in our Textile Effects division for the three months ended June 30, 2012 compared to the same period in 2011 was primarily due to lower average selling prices partially offset by higher sales volumes.  Average selling prices decreased primarily due to the strength of the U.S. dollar against major international currencies and sales mix.  Sales volumes increased due to increased market share in key markets, specifically Asia.  The increase in adjusted EBITDA was primarily due to higher sales volumes and lower manufacturing costs as a result of recent restructuring efforts.

Pigments

The decrease in revenues in our Pigments division for the three months ended June 30, 2012 compared to the same period in 2011 was due to lower sales volumes partially offset by higher average selling prices.  Sales volumes decreased primarily due to lower global demand and continued customer destocking, particularly in the Asia Pacific region.  Average selling prices increased in all regions of the world primarily as a result of higher raw material costs partially offset by the strength of the U.S. dollar against major international currencies.  The increase in adjusted EBITDA was primarily due to higher contribution margins partially offset by lower sales volumes.

Corporate, LIFO and Other

Adjusted EBITDA from Corporate, LIFO and other increased by $20 million to a loss of $43 million for the three months ended June 30, 2012 compared to a loss of $63 million for the same period in 2011.  The increase in adjusted EBITDA was primarily the result of a $20 million decrease in LIFO inventory valuation expense ($9 million of income in 2012 compared to $11 million of expense in 2011).

Liquidity, Capital Resources and Outstanding Debt

As of June 30, 2012, we had $1,098 million of combined cash and unused borrowing capacity compared to $1,043 million at December 31, 2011.  For the three months ended June 30, 2012, our primary net working capital increased by $104 million.

Total capital expenditures for the three months ended June 30, 2012 were $82 million.  We expect to spend approximately $425 million on capital expenditures in 2012 which approximates our annual depreciation and amortization.

Income Taxes

During the three months ended June 30, 2012 we recorded income tax expense of $65 million.  Our adjusted effective income tax rate for the three months ended June 30, 2012 was approximately 33%.  We expect our long term effective income tax rate to be approximately 30 - 35%.  During the three months ended June 30, 2012, we paid $57 million in cash for income taxes.

Conference Call Information

We will hold a conference call to discuss our second quarter 2012 financial results on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. ET.

Call-in numbers for the conference call:

U.S. participants

(888) 679 - 8033

International participants 

(617) 213 - 4846

Passcode 

14225591

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=PQPRTEDXQ

Webcast Information

The conference call will be available via webcast and can be accessed from the investor relations portion of the company's website at huntsman.com.

Replay Information

The conference call will be available for replay beginning August 1, 2012 and ending August 8, 2012.

Call-in numbers for the replay:

U.S. participants

(888) 286 - 8010

International participants

(617) 801 - 6888

Replay code

64509445

 

 

Table 1 -- Results of Operations





















Three months ended


Six months ended



June 30,


June 30,

In millions, except per share amounts, unaudited


2012


2011


2012


2011










Revenues


$    2,914


$    2,934


$    5,827


$    5,613

Cost of goods sold


2,387


2,433


4,750


4,652

Gross profit


527


501


1,077


961

Operating expenses


272


272


537


563

Restructuring, impairment and plant closing costs


5


9


5


16

Operating income


250


220


535


382

Interest expense, net


(57)


(65)


(116)


(124)

Equity in income of investment in unconsolidated affiliates


1


2


3


4

Loss on early extinguishment of debt


-


-


(1)


(3)

Other income


1


1


1


1

Income before income taxes


195


158


422


260

Income tax expense


(65)


(34)


(125)


(56)

Income from continuing operations


130


124


297


204

Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax(2)


(2)


(1)


(6)


(15)

Extraordinary gain on the acquisition of a business, net of tax of nil


-


1


-


2

Net income


128


124


291


191

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests, net of tax


(4)


(10)


(4)


(15)

Net income attributable to Huntsman Corporation


$      124


$      114


$      287


$      176



















Adjusted EBITDA(1)


$      365


$      321


$      762


$      625










Adjusted net income(1)


$      139


$      116


$      316


$      226



















Basic income per share


$     0.52


$     0.48


$     1.21


$     0.74

Diluted income per share


$     0.52


$     0.47


$     1.19


$     0.72

Adjusted diluted income per share(1)


$     0.58


$     0.48


$     1.32


$     0.93










Common share information:









Basic shares outstanding


237.8


239.4


237.2


238.5

Diluted shares


240.5


243.7


240.2


243.2

Diluted shares for adjusted diluted income per share


240.5


243.7


240.2


243.2










See end of press release for footnote explanations










 

 

 

Table 2 -- Results of Operations by Segment





























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June 30,


Better /


June 30,


Better /

In millions, unaudited


2012


2011


(Worse)


2012


2011


(Worse)














Segment Revenues:













Polyurethanes


$    1,271


$    1,135


12%


$    2,491


$    2,182


14%

Performance Products


770


896


(14)%


1,577


1,700


(7)%

Advanced Materials


346


360


(4)%


686


710


(3)%

Textile Effects


195


200


(3)%


380


390


(3)%

Pigments


407


424


(4)%


831


788


5%

Eliminations and other


(75)


(81)


7%


(138)


(157)


12%














Total


$    2,914


$    2,934


(1)%


$    5,827


$    5,613


4%














Segment Adjusted EBITDA(1):












Polyurethanes


$      170


$      143


19%


$      347


$      257


35%

Performance Products


85


102


(17)%


175


217


(19)%

Advanced Materials


24


31


(23)%


56


70


(20)%

Textile Effects


(4)


(7)


43%


(13)


(13)


----

Pigments


133


115


16%


280


202


39%

Corporate, LIFO and other


(43)


(63)


32%


(83)


(108)


23%














Total


$      365


$      321


14%


$      762


$      625


22%














See end of press release for footnote explanations















 

 

Table 3 -- Factors Impacting Sales Revenue

























Three months ended



June 30, 2012 vs. 2011



Average Selling Price(a)









Local


Exchange


Sales Mix


Sales



Unaudited


Currency


Rate


& Other


Volume(a)


Total












Polyurethanes


(2)%


(3)%


3%


14%


12%

Performance Products


(7)%


(3)%


3%


(7)%


(14)%

Advanced Materials


(4)%


(6)%


(3)%


9%


(4)%

Textile Effects


(3)%


(5)%


---


5%


(3)%

Pigments


26%


(7)%


1%


(24)%


(4)%

Total Company


1%


(4)%


2%


---


(1)%














Six months ended



June 30, 2012 vs. 2011



Average Selling Price(a)









Local


Exchange


Sales Mix


Sales



Unaudited


Currency


Rate


& Other


Volume(a)


Total












Polyurethanes


4%


(2)%


2%


10%


14%

Performance Products


(3)%


(2)%


1%


(3)%


(7)%

Advanced Materials


(3)%


(4)%


(2)%


6%


(3)%

Textile Effects


(2)%


(3)%


(1)%


3%


(3)%

Pigments


30%


(5)%


---


(20)%


5%

Total Company


4%


(3)%


2%


1%


4%












(a) Excludes revenues and sales volumes from tolling, by-products and raw materials












 

 

 

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









































 Income Tax 


 Net Income (Loss) 


 Diluted Income (Loss) 



 EBITDA 


 (Expense) Benefit 


 Attrib. to HUN Corp. 


 Per Share 



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Three months ended


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June 30,


June 30,


June 30,


June 30,

In millions, except per share amounts, unaudited


2012


2011


2012


2011


2012


2011


2012


2011


















GAAP(1)


$      352


$      323


$      (65)


$      (34)


$      124


$      114


$     0.52


$     0.47

Adjustments:

















Gain on consolidation of a variable interest entity


-


(12)


-


2


-


(10)


-


(0.04)

Restructuring, impairment, plant closing and transition costs


9


9


(2)


(1)


7


8


0.03


0.03

Discount amortization on settlement financing associated with the
     terminated merger


 N/A 


 N/A 


(3)


(2)


5


5


0.02


0.02

Acquisition expenses


1


3


-


(1)


1


2


-


0.01

Gain on disposition of businesses/assets


-


(3)


-


-


-


(3)


-


(0.01)

Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax(2)


3


2


 N/A 


 N/A 


2


1


0.01


-

Extraordinary gain on the acquisition of a business, net of tax


-


(1)


 N/A 


 N/A 


-


(1)


-


-


















Adjusted(1)


$      365


$      321


$      (70)


$      (36)


$      139


$      116


$     0.58


$     0.48


















Adjusted income tax expense










70


36





Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests, net of tax










4


10






















Adjusted pre-tax income(1)










$      213


$      162






















Adjusted effective tax rate










33%


22%













































 Income Tax 


 Net Income (Loss) 


 Diluted Income (Loss) 



 EBITDA 


(Expense) Benefit


 Attrib. to HUN Corp. 


 Per Share 



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March 31,


March 31,


March 31,


March 31,

In millions, except per share amounts, unaudited


2012


2012


2012


2012


















GAAP(1)


$      390




$      (60)




$      163




$     0.68



Adjustments:

















Legal settlements and related expenses


1




-




1




-



Loss on early extinguishment of debt


1




-




1




-



Restructuring, impairment, plant closing and transition costs


4




(1)




3




0.01



Discount amortization on settlement financing associated with the
     terminated merger


 N/A 




(2)




5




0.02



Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax(2)


1




 N/A 




4




0.02




















Adjusted(1)


$      397




$      (63)




$      177




$     0.74




















Adjusted income tax expense










63
























Adjusted pre-tax income(1)










$      240
























Adjusted effective tax rate










26%















































 Income Tax 


 Net Income (Loss) 


 Diluted Income (Loss) 



 EBITDA 


 (Expense) Benefit 


 Attrib. to HUN Corp. 


 Per Share 



Six months ended


Six months ended


Six months ended


Six months ended



June 30,


June 30,


June 30,


June 30,

In millions, except per share amounts, unaudited


2012


2011


2012


2011


2012


2011


2012


2011


















GAAP(1)


$      742


$      562


$     (125)


$      (56)


$      287


$      176


$     1.19


$     0.72

Adjustments:

















Legal settlements and related expenses


1


34


-


(13)


1


21


-


0.09

Loss on early extinguishment of debt


1


3


-


(1)


1


2


-


0.01

Gain on consolidation of a variable interest entity


-


(12)


-


2


-


(10)


-


(0.04)

Restructuring, impairment, plant closing and transition costs


13


16


(3)


(1)


10


15


0.04


0.06

Discount amortization on settlement financing associated with the
     terminated merger


 N/A 


 N/A 


(5)


(5)


10


9


0.04


0.04

Acquisition expenses


1


4


-


(1)


1


3


-


0.01

Gain on disposition of businesses/assets


-


(3)


-


-


-


(3)


-


(0.01)

Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax(2)


4


23


 N/A 


 N/A 


6


15


0.02


0.06

Extraordinary gain on the acquisition of a business, net of tax


-


(2)


 N/A 


 N/A 


-


(2)


-


(0.01)


















Adjusted(1)


$      762


$      625


$     (133)


$      (75)


$      316


$      226


$     1.32


$     0.93


















Adjusted income tax expense










133


75





Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests, net of tax










4


15






















Adjusted pre-tax income(1)










$      453


$      316






















Adjusted effective tax rate










29%


24%






















See end of press release for footnote explanations


















 

 

 

Table 5 -- Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) to EBITDA

























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June 30,


March 31,


 June 30, 

In millions, unaudited


2012


2011


2012


2012


2011












Net income attributable to Huntsman Corporation


$      124


$      114


$      163


$      287


$      176

Interest expense, net


57


65


59


116


124

Income tax expense from continuing operations


65


34


60


125


56

Income tax benefit from discontinued operations(2)


(1)


(1)


(1)


(2)


(8)

Depreciation and amortization of continuing operations


107


111


105


212


214

Depreciation and amortization of discontinued operations(2)


-


-


4


4


-












EBITDA(1)


$      352


$      323


$      390


$      742


$      562












See end of press release for footnote explanations












 

 

 

Table 6 -- Selected Balance Sheet Items

















June 30,


March 31,


December 31,

In millions


2012


2012


2011



(unaudited)


(unaudited)










Cash


$            461


$            478


$            562

Accounts and notes receivable, net


1,677


1,801


1,529

Inventories


1,645


1,638


1,539

Other current assets


326


292


316

Property, plant and equipment, net


3,536


3,648


3,622

Other assets


1,084


1,096


1,089








Total assets


$         8,729


$         8,953


$         8,657








Accounts payable


$            976


$         1,089


$            862

Other current liabilities


729


704


752

Current portion of debt


143


193


212

Long-term debt


3,601


3,628


3,730

Other liabilities


1,274


1,319


1,325

Total equity


2,006


2,020


1,776








Total liabilities and equity


$         8,729


$         8,953


$         8,657















 

 

 

Table 7 -- Outstanding Debt

















June 30,


March 31,


December 31,

In millions


2012


2012


2011



(unaudited)


(unaudited)










Debt:







Senior credit facilities


$         1,686


$         1,698


$         1,696

Accounts receivable programs


232


242


237

Senior notes


483


478


472

Senior subordinated notes


893


893


976

Variable interest entities


271


279


281

Other debt


179


231


280








Total debt - excluding affiliates


3,744


3,821


3,942








Total cash


461


478


562








Net debt- excluding affiliates


$         3,283


$         3,343


$         3,380















 

 

 

Table 8 -- Summarized Statement of Cash Flows

















Three months ended


Six months ended



June 30,


June 30,

In millions, unaudited


2012


2012


2011








Total cash at beginning of period


$                 478


$      562


$      973








Net cash provided by operating activities


158


348


1

Net cash used in investing activities


(76)


(185)


(111)

Net cash used in financing activities


(88)


(264)


(178)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash


(5)


(1)


5

Change in restricted cash


(6)


1


-








Total cash at end of period


$                 461


$      461


$      690








Supplemental cash flow information:







Cash paid for interest


$                  (24)


$     (106)


$     (108)

Cash paid for income taxes


$                  (57)


$       (70)


$       (35)

Cash paid for capital expenditures


$                  (82)


$     (163)


$     (124)

Depreciation & amortization


$                 107


$      216


$      214








Changes in primary working capital:







Accounts and notes receivable


$                   56


$     (183)


$     (325)

Inventories


(74)


(139)


(270)

Accounts payable


(86)


100


200

Total (use) / source


$                (104)


$     (222)


$     (395)








 


Footnotes



(1)

We use EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA to measure the operating performance of our business. We provide adjusted net income because we feel it provides meaningful insight for the investment community into the performance of our business.  We believe that net income (loss) attributable to Huntsman Corporation is the performance measure calculated and presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the U.S. ("GAAP") that is most directly comparable to EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA and adjusted net income.  Additional information with respect to our use of each of these financial measures follows:




EBITDA is defined as net income (loss) attributable to Huntsman Corporation before interest, income taxes, and depreciation and amortization. EBITDA as used herein is not necessarily comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies. The reconciliation of EBITDA to net income (loss) attributable to Huntsman Corporation is set forth in Table 5 above.




Adjusted EBITDA is computed by eliminating the following from EBITDA: EBITDA from discontinued operations; restructuring, impairment, plant closing and transition costs (credits); income and expense associated with the terminated merger and related litigation; acquisition expenses; certain legal settlements and related expenses; loss on early extinguishment of debt; gain on consolidation of a variable interest entity; extraordinary (gain) loss on the acquisition of a business; and loss (gain) on disposition of businesses/assets.  The reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA to EBITDA is set forth in Table 4 above.




Adjusted net income (loss) is computed by eliminating the after tax impact of the following items from net income (loss) attributable to Huntsman Corporation: loss (income) from discontinued operations; restructuring, impairment, plant closing and transition costs (credits); income and expense associated with the terminated merger and related litigation; discount amortization on settlement financing associated with the terminated merger; acquisition expenses; certain legal settlements and related expenses; loss on early extinguishment of debt; gain on consolidation of a variable interest entity; extraordinary (gain) loss on the acquisition of a business; and loss (gain) on disposition of businesses/assets.  We do not adjust for changes in tax valuation allowances because we do not believe it provides more meaningful information than is provided under GAAP.  The reconciliation of adjusted net income (loss) to net income (loss) attributable to Huntsman Corporation common stockholders is set forth in Table 4 above.



(2)

During the first quarter 2010 we closed our Australian styrenics operations, results from this business are treated as discontinued operations.

 

About Huntsman:

Huntsman is a global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals. Our operating companies manufacture products for a variety of global industries, including chemicals, plastics, automotive, aviation, textiles, footwear, paints and coatings, construction, technology, agriculture, health care, detergent, personal care, furniture, appliances and packaging. Originally known for pioneering innovations in packaging and, later, for rapid and integrated growth in petrochemicals, Huntsman has approximately 12,000 employees and operates from multiple locations worldwide. The Company had 2011 revenues of over $11 billion. For more information about Huntsman, please visit the company's website at www.huntsman.com.

Forward-Looking Statements:

Statements in this release that are not historical are forward-looking statements. These statements are based on management's current beliefs and expectations. The forward-looking statements in this release are subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances and involve risks and uncertainties that may affect the company's operations, markets, products, services, prices and other factors as discussed in the Huntsman companies' filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Significant risks and uncertainties may relate to, but are not limited to, financial, economic, competitive, environmental, political, legal, regulatory and technological factors.  The company assumes no obligation to provide revisions to any forward-looking statements should circumstances change, except as otherwise required by applicable laws.

 

SOURCE Huntsman Corporation