|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2014
For convenience in this report, the terms "Company," "our," "us" or "we" may be used to refer to Huntsman Corporation and, unless the context otherwise requires, its subsidiaries and predecessors. In this report, "Huntsman International" refers to Huntsman International LLC (our 100% owned subsidiary) and, unless the context otherwise requires, its subsidiaries.
In this report, we may use, without definition, the common names of competitors or other industry participants. We may also use the common names or abbreviations for certain chemicals or products.
INTERIM FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
Our interim condensed consolidated financial statements (unaudited) and Huntsman International's interim condensed consolidated financial statements (unaudited) were prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("GAAP" or "U.S. GAAP") and in management's opinion reflect all adjustments, consisting only of normal recurring adjustments, necessary for a fair presentation of results of operations, comprehensive income, financial position and cash flows for the periods presented. Results for interim periods are not necessarily indicative of those to be expected for the full year. These condensed consolidated financial statements (unaudited) should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements and notes to consolidated financial statements included in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013 for our Company and Huntsman International.
DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS
We are a global manufacturer of differentiated organic chemical products and of inorganic chemical products. Our products comprise a broad range of chemicals and formulations, which we market globally to a diversified group of consumer and industrial customers. Our products are used in a wide range of applications, including those in the adhesives, aerospace, automotive, construction products, personal care and hygiene, durable and non-durable consumer products, electronics, medical, packaging, paints and coatings, power generation, refining, synthetic fiber, textile chemicals and dye industries. We are a leading global producer in many of our key product lines, including MDI, amines, surfactants, maleic anhydride, epoxy-based polymer formulations, textile chemicals, dyes and titanium dioxide.
We operate in five segments: Polyurethanes, Performance Products, Advanced Materials, Textile Effects and Pigments. Our Polyurethanes, Performance Products, Advanced Materials and Textile Effects segments produce differentiated organic chemical products and our Pigments segment produces inorganic chemical products. In a series of transactions beginning in 2006, we sold or shutdown substantially all of our Australian styrenics operations and our North American polymers and base chemicals operations. We report the results of these businesses as discontinued operations.
Our Company, a Delaware corporation, was formed in 2004 to hold the Huntsman businesses. Jon M. Huntsman founded the predecessor to our Company in 1970 as a small packaging company. Since then, we have grown through a series of acquisitions and now own a global portfolio of businesses.
Currently, we operate all of our businesses through Huntsman International, our 100% owned subsidiary. Huntsman International is a Delaware limited liability company and was formed in 1999.
HUNTSMAN CORPORATION AND HUNTSMAN INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
Except where otherwise indicated, these notes relate to the condensed consolidated financial statements (unaudited) for both our Company and Huntsman International. The differences between our financial statements and Huntsman International's financial statements relate primarily to the following:
PRINCIPLES OF CONSOLIDATION
Our condensed consolidated financial statements (unaudited) include the accounts of our wholly-owned and majority-owned subsidiaries and any variable interest entities for which we are the primary beneficiary. Intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated.
USE OF ESTIMATES
The preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.
Performance Additives and Titanium Dioxide Acquisition
On September 17, 2013, we entered into a definitive agreement (the "Stock Purchase Agreement") with Rockwood Holdings, Inc., which was amended on March 20, 2014. Pursuant to the Stock Purchase Agreement, as amended, we will acquire Rockwood's Performance Additives and Titanium Dioxide businesses for approximately $1.05 billion in cash, subject to certain purchase price adjustments, and the assumption of certain unfunded pension liabilities estimated at $225 million as of June 30, 2013. The transaction remains subject to regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions, and we continue to work with Rockwood and the regulatory authorities to close the transaction.
Restructuring of European Surfactants Business
On April 10, 2014, we announced that Wilmar Europe Holdings B.V. ("Wilmar") has agreed to purchase our European commodity surfactants business, including the ethoxylation facility in Lavera, France. In addition, Wilmar will enter into a multi-year arrangement to purchase sulphated surfactant products from our facilities in St. Mihiel, France and Castiglione Delle Stiviere, Italy. Completion of the sale remains subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory procedures in France.
In addition, we announced our intention to cease production at our Patrica, Italy surfactants facility by October 2014.
For more information, see "Note 6. Restructuring, Impairment and Plant Closing Costs."
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