Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2013



        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; and "HPS" refers to Huntsman Polyurethanes Shanghai Ltd. (our consolidated splitting joint venture with Shanghai Chlor-Alkali Chemical Company, Ltd) and "SLIC" refers to Shanghai Liengheng Isocyanate Company (our unconsolidated manufacturing joint venture with BASF and three Chinese chemical companies).

        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 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, 2012 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, 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.

        We operate all of our businesses through Huntsman International, our 100% owned subsidiary. Huntsman International is a Delaware limited liability company.


        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:

  • 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 (unaudited) include the accounts of our wholly-owned and majority-owned subsidiaries and any variable interest entities for which we are the primary beneficiary. All intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated, except for intercompany sales between continuing and discontinued operations.


        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.


        On April 29, 2013, Huntsman International entered into amendments to its U.S. accounts receivable securitization program ("U.S. A/R Program") and its European accounts receivable securitization program ("EU A/R Program" and, collectively with the U.S. A/R Program, our "A/R Programs"). These amendments, among other things, extend the scheduled commitment termination date of the loan facilities under our A/R Programs to April 2016. For more information, see "Note 7. Debt—Direct and Subsidiary Debt—Amendments to A/R Programs."

        On March 11, 2013, Huntsman International entered into an eighth amendment to its senior secured credit facilities (the "Senior Credit Facilities"). The amendment provided for an additional term loan of $225 million, the net proceeds of which were used to repay in full the remaining $193 million principal amount outstanding under our term loan B facility ("Term Loan B") and for general corporate purposes. We recognized a loss on early extinguishment of debt of approximately $1 million on this redemption. The additional term loan has identical terms to our existing extended term loan B facility ("Extended Term Loan B"). See "Note 7. Debt—Direct and Subsidiary Debt—Amendment to Credit Agreement."

        On March 4, 2013, Huntsman International, pursuant to an indenture entered into on November 19, 2012, issued $250 million aggregate principal amount of additional 4.875% senior notes due 2020 (the "2020 Senior Notes"). Huntsman International applied the net proceeds to redeem the remaining $200 million in aggregate principal amount of its 5.50% senior notes due 2016 (the "2016 Senior Notes"), to pay associated accrued interest and for general corporate purposes. We recognized a loss on early extinguishment of debt of approximately $34 million on this redemption. For more information, see "Note 7. Debt—Direct and Subsidiary Debt—Notes."

        During the first quarter of 2013, we successfully completed the scheduled maintenance of our olefins and ethylene oxide facilities in Port Neches, Texas. This significant maintenance occurs approximately every four years at this facility.