Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2017





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 wholly-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.




Our unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements and Huntsman International’s unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements 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 unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements 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, 2016 for our Company and Huntsman International.




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, digital inks, electronics, medical, packaging, paints and coatings, power generation, refining, synthetic fiber, textile chemicals and dyes 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, titanium dioxide and color pigments.


We operate in five segments: Polyurethanes, Performance Products, Advanced Materials, Textile Effects and Pigments and Additives. Our Polyurethanes, Performance Products, Advanced Materials and Textile Effects segments produce differentiated organic chemical products and our Pigments and Additives segment produces inorganic chemical products. In a series of transactions beginning in 2006, we sold or shut down 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 wholly-owned subsidiary. Huntsman International is a Delaware limited liability company and was formed in 1999.




Except where otherwise indicated, these notes relate to the condensed consolidated financial statements for both our Company and Huntsman International. The differences between our financial statements and Huntsman International’s financial statements relate primarily to the following:



purchase accounting recorded at our Company for the 2003 step‑acquisition of Huntsman International Holdings LLC, the former parent company of Huntsman International that was merged into Huntsman International in 2005;



the different capital structures; and



a note payable from Huntsman International to us.




Our condensed consolidated financial statements 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.




Separation of our Pigments and Additives Business


We are in the process of separating our Pigments and Additives business. On March 14, 2017, Venator Materials Corporation (“Venator”) filed a third amendment to the Form 10 registration statement with the SEC as part of this process. We now intend to pursue an initial public offering of our Pigments and Additives business, although we plan to retain the ability to separate the business through a tax-free spin-off depending on market conditions. The separation is targeted for the summer of 2017. For more information, see “Note 4. Separation of Pigments and Additives Business.”


Closure of Calais, France Manufacturing Facility


On March 17, 2017, we announced a plan to close the white end finishing and packaging operations of our titanium dioxide manufacturing facility based in Calais, France during the third quarter of 2017. The announced plan follows the 2015 closure of the black end manufacturing operations and will result in the closure of the entire facility. For more information, see “Note 6. Restructuring, Impairment and Plant Closing Costs.”


Pori Fire


On January 30, 2017, our titanium dioxide manufacturing facility in Pori, Finland experienced fire damage and is currently not fully operational. We are committed to repairing the facility as quickly as possible and we anticipate that a portion of our white end production will be operational during the second quarter of 2017. During the first quarter of 2017, we recorded a loss of $32 million for the write-off of fixed assets and lost inventory in other operating (income) expense, net in our condensed consolidated statements of operations. In addition, we recorded a loss of $4 million of costs for cleanup of the facility through March 31, 2017.


The site is insured for property damage as well as business interruption losses subject to retained deductibles of $15 million and 60 days, respectively, with a limit of $500 million. On February 9, 2017, we received $54 million as an initial partial progress payment from our insurer. During the first quarter of 2017, we recorded $32 million of income related to insurance recoveries in other operating (income) expense, net in our condensed consolidated statements of operations and we recorded $22 million as deferred income in accrued liabilities for costs not yet incurred.


Amendments to Accounts Receivable Securitization Programs


On April 21, 2017, we entered into an Amended and Restated European Receivables Loan Agreement and a Master Amendment No. 6 to the U.S. Receivables Loan Agreement to, among other things, extend the respective scheduled termination dates to April 2020. For additional information, see “Part II. Item 5. Other Information—Amendments to A/R Programs.”


Early Prepayment of Debt


On April 25, 2017, we made an early prepayment of $100 million on our 2015 extended term loan B due 2019 (“2015 Extended Term Loan B”) from existing cash. For further information, see “Note 7. Direct and Subsidiary Debt—Senior Credit Facilities.”




The preparation of financial statements in conformity with U.S. 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.