Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2018



Certain Definitions


For convenience in this report, the terms “Company,” “Huntsman,” “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).


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 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, 2017 for our Company and Huntsman International.


Description of Business


We are a global manufacturer of differentiated organic 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, coatings and construction, 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 and dyes.


We operate in four segments: Polyurethanes, Performance Products, Advanced Materials and Textile Effects. In August 2017, we separated our Titanium Dioxide and Performance Additives business (the “P&A Business”) through an initial public offering (“IPO”) of ordinary shares of Venator Materials PLC (“Venator”), formerly our wholly-owned subsidiary (the “Separation”). Beginning in the third quarter of 2017, we reported the results of the P&A Business as discontinued operations. See “Note 3. Discontinued Operations.” 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 also 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.


Huntsman Corporation and Huntsman International Financial Statements


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.


Principles of Consolidation


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.




Certain amounts in the consolidated financial statements for prior periods have been reclassified to conform with the current presentation. These reclassifications presented the other components of net periodic pension cost and net periodic postretirement cost within other nonoperating income in accordance with Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) No. 2017-07, Compensation—Retirement Benefits (Topic 715): Improving the Presentation of Net Periodic Pension Cost and Net Periodic Postretirement Benefit Cost. We previously presented these amounts within cost of goods sold and selling, general and administrative expenses. See “Note 2. Recently Issued Pronouncements.”


Recent Developments 


Demilec Acquisition


On April 23, 2018, we acquired Demilec (USA) Inc. and Demilec Inc. (collectively, “Demilec”) for approximately $350 million, subject to customary working capital adjustments, in an all-cash transaction (“Demilec Acquisition”), which was funded from our revolving facility (“Revolving Facility”) and our U.S. accounts receivable securitization program (“U.S. A/R Program”). Demilec is a leading North American manufacturer and distributor of spray polyurethane foam formulations for residential and commercial applications. The acquired business will be integrated into our Polyurethanes segment. The Demilec Acquisition is aligned with our Company’s stated strategy to grow its downstream polyurethanes business and leverage its global platform to expand Demilec’s portfolio of spray polyurethane foam formulations into international markets. The preliminary purchase price allocation is in its early stages, and all items are pending valuation. 


Share Repurchase Program 


On February 7, 2018, our Board of Directors authorized our Company to repurchase up to an additional $400 million in shares of our common stock in addition to the $50 million remaining under our September 2015 share repurchase authorization. During the three months ended March 31, 2018, we repurchased 1,685,300 shares of our common stock for approximately $51 million under the repurchase program. From April 1, 2018 through April 19, 2018, we repurchased an additional 1,822,315 shares of our common stock for approximately $52 million. See “Note 12. Huntsman Corporation Stockholders’ Equity.”


Use of Estimates


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.