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Huntsman Releases Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2013 Results; Fourth Quarter Adjusted EBITDA Improved 28% Compared To Prior Year

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Fourth Quarter 2013 Highlights

  • Record Adjusted EBITDA of $313 million, an improvement of 28% compared to the prior year period.
  • Adjusted diluted income per share was $0.48 compared to $0.28 in the prior year period.
  • Net income attributable to Huntsman Corporation was $41 million compared to net loss of $40 million in the prior year period.

Full Year 2013 Highlights

  • Adjusted EBITDA was $1,213 million compared to $1,439 million in the prior year period. The decrease was primarily attributable to lower earnings in our Pigments division and lower PO/MTBE earnings which benefitted from industry supply outages in 2012.
  • Adjusted diluted income per share was $1.61 compared to $2.40 in the prior year period.
  • Net income attributable to Huntsman Corporation was $128 million compared to net income of $363 million in the prior year period.

 



Three months ended


Twelve months ended



December 31,


September 30,


December 31,

In millions, except per share amounts, unaudited


2013


2012


2013


2013


2012












Revenues


$2,705


$2,619


$           2,842


$11,079


$11,187












Net income (loss) attributable to Huntsman Corporation

$     41


$    (40)


$                64


$     128


$     363

Adjusted net income(1)


$   118


$      68


$              132


$     390


$     577












Diluted income (loss) per share


$  0.17


$ (0.17)


$             0.26


$    0.53


$    1.51

Adjusted diluted income per share(1)


$  0.48


$   0.28


$             0.54


$    1.61


$    2.40












EBITDA(1)


$   225


$   104


$              303


$     889


$  1,187

Adjusted EBITDA(1)


$   313


$   245


$              376


$  1,213


$  1,439












See end of press release for footnote explanations





Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN) today reported fourth quarter 2013 results with revenues of $2,705 million and adjusted EBITDA of $313 million

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

"Our Adjusted EBITDA of $313 million was a fourth quarter record.  With the notable exception of PO/MTBE, we saw broad improvements in earnings across our businesses in the fourth quarter compared to the prior year.  Aggressive self-help measures that have re-focused our efforts on key markets and lowered our costs are yielding benefits to the bottom line.  These restructuring efforts are expected to contribute an additional approximate $60 million of future EBITDA.

"We expect to close on the acquisition of Rockwood Holdings' Performance Additives and Titanium Dioxide businesses during the first half of 2014 and remain confident in our ability to deliver synergies of $130 million.  Antitrust review in the U.S. is complete and we are making positive strides as it relates to the European Union review.

"We are investing for long term growth and are progressing well with the previously disclosed projects that will further increase our future EBITDA by nearly $200 million.  We are enthused by the positive developments taking place within our business and look forward to delivering further value."

Segment Analysis for 4Q13 Compared to 4Q12

Polyurethanes

The increase in revenues in our Polyurethanes division for the three months ended December 31, 2013 compared to the same period in 2012 was primarily due to higher sales volumes and favorable sales mix partially offset by lower average selling prices.  MDI Urethane sales volumes increased 8% as a result of improved demand in all regions and across most major markets partially offset by a decrease in PO/MTBE sales volumes.  PO/MTBE average selling prices decreased primarily due to less favorable market conditions whereas MDI Urethane average selling prices were essentially flat.  The decrease in adjusted EBITDA was due to lower PO/MTBE margins partially offset by an increase in MDI Urethane earnings.

Performance Products

The increase in revenues in our Performance Products division for the three months ended December 31, 2013 compared to the same period in 2012 was due to higher sales volumes partially offset by lower selling prices and the mix effect of more toll business.  Sales volumes increased broadly across all products with the exception of European home care surfactants.  Average selling prices fell mainly in response to lower raw material costs.  The increase in adjusted EBITDA was primarily due to higher sales volumes and higher margins.

Advanced Materials

The decrease in revenues in our Advanced Materials division for the three months ended December 31, 2013 compared to the same period in 2012 was primarily due to lower sales volumes, partially offset by favorable sales mix and higher average selling prices.  Sales volumes decreased in our base resins business primarily due to our restructuring efforts.  During the fourth quarter 2013 we closed two of our base resins production units as we focus on higher value component and formulations sales such as aerospace, transportation and industrial markets.  Average selling prices increased in all regions primarily in response to higher raw materials costs and improved sales mix.  The increase in adjusted EBITDA was primarily due to higher contribution margins and lower manufacturing and selling, general and administrative costs as a result of our restructuring efforts.

Textile Effects

The increase in revenues in our Textile Effects division for the three months ended December 31, 2013 compared to the same period in 2012 was due to higher average selling prices and higher sales volumes.  Average selling prices increased primarily in response to higher raw material costs.  Sales volumes increased primarily due to increased market share in key countries and stronger consumer end market sentiment.  The increase in adjusted EBITDA was primarily due to higher sales volumes and lower costs as a result of our restructuring efforts.

Pigments

The increase in revenues in our Pigments division for the three months ended December 31, 2013 compared to the same period in 2012 was primarily due to higher sales volumes partially offset by lower average selling prices.  Sales volumes increased primarily due to higher end-use demand.  Average selling prices decreased primarily as a result of high industry inventory levels partially offset by the strength of the euro against the U.S. dollar.  The increase in adjusted EBITDA was primarily due to higher sales volumes and lower manufacturing and selling, general and administrative costs.

Corporate, LIFO and Other

Adjusted EBITDA from Corporate, LIFO and Other decreased by $1 million to a loss of $50 million for the three months ended December 31, 2013 compared to a loss of $49 million for the same period in 2012.

Liquidity, Capital Resources and Outstanding Debt

As of December 31, 2013 we had $1,048 million of combined cash and unused borrowing capacity compared to $887 million at December 31, 2012.

On December 23, 2013 we issued €300 million senior notes that carry an interest rate of 5.125% and will mature on April 15, 2021.  Net proceeds were used to repay a portion of the principal amount outstanding under our Term Loan C, to pay related fees and expenses and for general corporate purposes.

On October 15, 2013 we entered into an amendment to our senior credit facilities that provides for a new seven year term loan of $1.2 billion as well as an increase in our existing revolving credit facility by $200 million to $600 million. We have secured commitments from a group of financial institutions to provide this term loan and expanded revolving credit facility. This new financing is expected be funded when we complete the acquisition of the Performance Additives and Titanium Dioxide businesses of Rockwood Holdings, Inc.

Total capital expenditures for the quarter ended December 31, 2013 were $176 million and for the year ended December 31, 2013 were $471 million.  We expect to spend approximately $500 million on capital expenditures in 2014, net of reimbursements, excluding any amounts associated with the planned acquisition of the Performance Additives and Titanium Dioxide businesses of Rockwood Holdings, Inc.

Income Taxes

During the three months ended December 31, 2013 we recorded income tax expense of $20 million and paid $18 million in cash for income taxes.  Our adjusted effective income tax rates for the three months and year ended December 31, 2013 were approximately 21% and 32% respectively.

During the fourth quarter of 2013 as a result of specific pension accounting we were required to record a decrease in operating tax expense and an increase to tax expense in other comprehensive income.

We expect our 2014 adjusted effective tax rate to be approximately 35% excluding the impact of the acquisition of the Performance Additives and Titanium Dioxide businesses of Rockwood Holdings, Inc.  We expect our long term adjusted effective tax rate to be approximately 30%.

Earnings Conference Call Information

We will hold a conference call to discuss our fourth quarter and full year 2013 financial results on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. ET.

Call-in numbers for the conference call:

U.S. participants

(888) 713 - 4215

International participants

(617) 213 - 4867

Passcode

20450733

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=PFA7R877G

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 February 11, 2014 and ending February 18, 2014.

Call-in numbers for the replay:

U.S. participants

(888) 286 - 8010

International participants

(617) 801 - 6888

Replay code

67503187

 

 

Table 1 – Results of Operations








Three months ended


Twelve months ended



December 31,


December 31,

In millions, except per share amounts, unaudited


2013


2012


2013


2012










Revenues


$ 2,705


$ 2,619


$ 11,079


$ 11,187

Cost of goods sold


2,259


2,199


9,326


9,153

Gross profit


446


420


1,753


2,034

Operating expenses


284


305


1,092


1,097

Restructuring, impairment and plant closing costs


41


40


151


92

Operating income


121


75


510


845

Interest expense, net


(44)


(54)


(190)


(226)

Equity in income of investment in unconsolidated affiliates


2


2


8


7

Loss on early extinguishment of debt


(16)


(78)


(51)


(80)

Other (loss) income


-


(1)


2


1

Income (loss) before income taxes


63


(56)


279


547

Income tax (expense) benefit


(20)


17


(125)


(169)

Income (loss) from continuing operations


43


(39)


154


378

Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax(2)


(1)


-


(5)


(7)

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


-


1


-


2

Net income (loss)


42


(38)


149


373

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests, net of tax


(1)


(2)


(21)


(10)

Net income (loss) attributable to Huntsman Corporation


$     41


$     (40)


$      128


$     363



















Adjusted EBITDA(1)


$    313


$    245


$   1,213


$   1,439










Adjusted net income(1)


$    118


$      68


$      390


$     577



















Basic income (loss) per share


$   0.17


$  (0.17)


$    0.53


$    1.53

Diluted income (loss) per share


$   0.17


$  (0.17)


$    0.53


$    1.51

Adjusted diluted income per share(1)


$   0.48


$    0.28


$    1.61


$    2.40










Common share information:









Basic shares outstanding


240.2


238.2


239.7


237.6

Diluted shares


243.9


238.2


242.4


240.6

Diluted shares for adjusted diluted income per share


243.9


241.3


242.4


240.6










See end of press release for footnote explanations





 

Table 2 – Results of Operations by Segment





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December 31,


Better /


December 31,


Better /

In millions, unaudited


2013


2012


(Worse)


2013


2012


(Worse)














Segment Revenues:













Polyurethanes


$1,230


$1,182


4%


$  4,964


$  4,894


1%

Performance Products


741


723


2%


3,019


3,065


(2)%

Advanced Materials


301


311


(3)%


1,267


1,325


(4)%

Textile Effects


209


190


10%


811


752


8%

Pigments


295


286


3%


1,269


1,436


(12)%

Eliminations and other


(71)


(73)


3%


(251)


(285)


12%














Total


$2,705


$2,619


3%


$11,079


$11,187


(1)%














Segment Adjusted EBITDA(1):












Polyurethanes


$   173


$   190


(9)%


$     740


$     788


(6)%

Performance Products


116


81


43%


403


369


9%

Advanced Materials


33


8


313%


131


98


34%

Textile Effects


8


1


700%


16


(20)


NM

Pigments


33


14


136%


111


375


(70)%

Corporate, LIFO and other


(50)


(49)


(2)%


(188)


(171)


(10)%














Total


$   313


$   245


28%


$  1,213


$  1,439


(16)%














See end of press release for footnote explanations

NM—Not meaningful

 

 

Table 3 – Factors Impacting Sales Revenues






Three months ended



December 31, 2013 vs. 2012



Average Selling Price(a)









Local


Exchange


Sales Mix


Sales



Unaudited


Currency


Rate


& Other


Volume(b)


Total












Polyurethanes


(3)%


1%


3%


3%


4%

Performance Products


(1)%


----


(3)%


6%


2%

Advanced Materials


5%


----


7%


(15)%


(3)%

Textile Effects


7%


----


----


3%


10%

Pigments


(13)%


1%


----


15%


3%

Total Company


----


----


(2)%


5%


3%














Twelve months ended



December 31, 2013 vs. 2012



Average Selling Price(a)









Local


Exchange


Sales Mix


Sales



Unaudited


Currency


Rate


& Other


Volume(b)


Total












Polyurethanes


(1)%


1%


----


1%


1%

Performance Products


2%


----


(2)%


(2)%


(2)%

Advanced Materials


4%


(1)%


3%


(10)%


(4)%

Textile Effects


3%


(1)%


----


6%


8%

Pigments


(23)%


1%


----


10%


(12)%

Total Company


(2)%


----


----


1%


(1)%












(a) Excludes sales from tolling arrangements, by-products and raw materials.

(b) Excludes sales volumes of by-products and raw materials.

 

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


















 Income Tax 


 Net Income (loss) 


 Diluted Income 



 EBITDA 


 Expense 


 Attrib. to HUN Corp. 


 Per Share 



Three months ended


Three months ended


Three months ended


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December 31,


December 31,


December 31,


December 31,

In millions, except per share amounts, unaudited


2013


2012


2013


2012


2013


2012


2013


2012


















GAAP(1)


$    225


$    104


$   (20)


$    17


$   41


$            (40)


$  0.17


$ (0.17)

Adjustments:

















Acquisition expenses and purchase accounting inventory adjustments


7


3


(3)


(1)


4


2


0.02


0.01

Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax(2)


2


1


 N/A 


 N/A 


1


-


-


-

Discount amortization on settlement financing associated with the terminated merger


 N/A 


 N/A 


(1)


(3)


1


5


-


0.02

Gain on disposition of businesses/assets


-


(3)


-


-


-


(3)


-


(0.01)

Loss on early extinguishment of debt


16


78


(6)


(28)


10


50


0.04


0.21

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


-


(1)


 N/A 


 N/A 


-


(1)


-


-

Certain legal settlements and related expenses


1


6


-


(2)


1


4


-


0.02

Amortization of pension and postretirement actuarial losses


18


12


(7)


(2)


11


10


0.05


0.04

Restructuring, impairment and plant closing and transition costs


44


45


5


(4)


49


41


0.20


0.17


















Adjusted(1)


$    313


$    245


$   (32)


$   (23)


$ 118


$              68


$  0.48


$  0.28


















Adjusted income tax expense










32


23





Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests, net of tax










1


2






















Adjusted pre-tax income(1)










$ 151


$              93






















Adjusted effective tax rate










21%


25%













































 Income Tax 


 Net Income 


 Diluted Income 



 EBITDA 


Expense


 Attrib. to HUN Corp. 


 Per Share 



Three months ended


Three months ended


Three months ended


Three months ended



September 30,


September 30,


September 30,


September 30,

In millions, except per share amounts, unaudited


2013


2013


2013


2013


















GAAP(1)


$    303




$   (81)




$   64




$  0.26



Adjustments:

















Acquisition expenses and purchase accounting inventory adjustments


9




(1)




8




0.03



Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax(2)


2




 N/A 




2




0.01



Discount amortization on settlement financing associated with the terminated merger


 N/A 




-




2




0.01



Amortization of pension and postretirement actuarial losses


19




(2)




17




0.07



Restructuring, impairment and plant closing and transition costs


43




(4)




39




0.16




















Adjusted(1)


$    376




$   (88)




$ 132




$  0.54




















Adjusted income tax expense










88







Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests, net of tax










6
























Adjusted pre-tax income(1)










$ 226
























Adjusted effective tax rate










39%















































 Income Tax 


 Net Income 


 Diluted Income 



 EBITDA 


 Expense 


 Attrib. to HUN Corp. 


 Per Share 



Twelve months ended


Twelve months ended


Twelve months ended


Twelve months ended



December 31,


December 31,


December 31,


December 31,

In millions, except per share amounts, unaudited


2013


2012


2013


2012


2013


2012


2013


2012


















GAAP(1)


$    889


$ 1,187


$ (125)


$ (169)


$ 128


$            363


$  0.53


$  1.51

Adjustments:

















Acquisition expenses and purchase accounting inventory adjustments


21


5


(5)


(1)


16


4


0.07


0.02

Loss on initial consolidation of subsidiaries


-


4


-


-


-


4


-


0.02

Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax(2)


5


5


 N/A 


 N/A 


5


7


0.02


0.03

Discount amortization on settlement financing associated with the terminated merger


 N/A 


 N/A 


(3)


(11)


6


20


0.02


0.08

Gain on disposition of businesses/assets


-


(3)


-


-


-


(3)


-


(0.01)

Loss on early extinguishment of debt


51


80


(19)


(29)


32


51


0.13


0.21

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


-


(2)


 N/A 


 N/A 


-


(2)


-


(0.01)

Certain legal settlements and related expenses


9


11


(2)


(4)


7


7


0.03


0.03

Amortization of pension and postretirement actuarial losses


74


43


(20)


(8)


54


35


0.22


0.15

Restructuring, impairment and plant closing and transition costs


164


109


(22)


(18)


142


91


0.59


0.38


















Adjusted(1)


$ 1,213


$ 1,439


$ (196)


$ (240)


$ 390


$            577


$  1.61


$  2.40


















Adjusted income tax expense










196


240





Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests, net of tax










21


10






















Adjusted pre-tax income(1)










$ 607


$            827






















Adjusted effective tax rate










32%


29%






















See end of press release for footnote explanations









 

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






Three months ended


 Twelve months ended 



December 31,


September 30,


 December 31, 

In millions, unaudited


2013


2012


2013


2013


2012












Net income (loss) attributable to Huntsman Corporation


$  41


$ (40)


$                64


$128


$   363

Interest expense, net


44


54


48


190


226

Income tax expense (benefit) from continuing operations


20


(17)


81


125


169

Income tax benefit from discontinued operations(2)


(2)


(1)


-


(2)


(3)

Depreciation and amortization


122


108


110


448


432












EBITDA(1)


$225


$104


$              303


$889


$1,187












See end of press release for footnote explanations






 

Table 6 – Selected Balance Sheet Items










December 31,


September 30,


December 31,

In millions


2013


2013


2012





(unaudited)










Cash


$             529


$              406


$             396

Accounts and notes receivable, net


1,575


1,703


1,583

Inventories


1,741


1,695


1,819

Other current assets


314


322


321

Property, plant and equipment, net


3,824


3,745


3,745

Other assets


1,205


1,150


1,020








Total assets


$          9,188


$            9,021


$          8,884








Accounts payable


$          1,067


$            1,034


$          1,102

Other current liabilities


815


768


791

Current portion of debt


277


295


288

Long-term debt


3,633


3,574


3,414

Other liabilities


1,267


1,387


1,393

Total equity


2,129


1,963


1,896








Total liabilities and equity


$          9,188


$            9,021


$          8,884

 

Table 7 – Outstanding Debt










December 31,


September 30,


December 31,

In millions


2013


2013


2012





(unaudited)










Debt:







Senior credit facilities


$          1,351


$            1,701


$          1,565

Accounts receivable programs


248


244


241

Senior notes


1,061


646


568

Senior subordinated notes


891


891


892

Variable interest entities


247


256


270

Other debt


112


131


166








Total debt - excluding affiliates


3,910


3,869


3,702








Total cash


529


406


396








Net debt- excluding affiliates


$          3,381


$            3,463


$          3,306

 

Table 8 – Summarized Statement of Cash Flows








Three months ended


Year ended



December 31,


December 31,

In millions, unaudited


2013


2013


2012








Total cash at beginning of period


$                      406


$ 396


$ 562








Net cash provided by operating activities


320


708


774

Net cash used in investing activities


(178)


(566)


(471)

Net cash used in financing activities


(18)


(6)


(473)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash


(1)


(3)


3

Change in restricted cash


-


-


1








Total cash at end of period


$                      529


$ 529


$ 396








Supplemental cash flow information:







Cash paid for interest


$                       (35)


$(187)


$(209)

Cash paid for income taxes


(18)


(78)


(224)

Cash paid for capital expenditures


(176)


(471)


(412)

Depreciation and amortization


122


448


432








Changes in primary working capital:







Accounts and notes receivable


135


(11)


-

Inventories


(41)


77


(248)

Accounts payable


6


(12)


146








Total cash provided by (used on) primary working capital


$                      100


$   54


$(102)

 

 

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: acquisition expenses and purchase accounting inventory adjustments; loss (gain) on initial consolidation of subsidiaries; EBITDA from discontinued operations; loss (gain) on disposition of businesses/assets; loss on early extinguishment of debt; extraordinary loss (gain) on the acquisition of a business; certain legal settlements and related expenses; amortization of pension and postretirement actuarial losses (gains); and restructuring, impairment, plant closing and transition costs (credits). 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: acquisition expenses and purchase accounting inventory adjustments; loss (gain) on initial consolidation of subsidiaries; loss (income) from discontinued operations; discount amortization on settlement financing associated with the terminated merger; loss (gain) on disposition of businesses/assets; loss on early extinguishment of debt; extraordinary loss (gain) on the acquisition of a business; certain legal settlements and related expenses; amortization of pension and postretirement actuarial losses (gains); and restructuring, impairment, plant closing and transition costs (credits). 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.



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

About Huntsman:

Huntsman Corporation is a publicly traded global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals with 2013 revenues of over $11 billion. Our chemical products number in the thousands and are sold worldwide to manufacturers serving a broad and diverse range of consumer and industrial end markets.  We operate more than 75 manufacturing and R&D facilities in over 30 countries and employ approximately 12,000 associates within our 5 distinct business divisions.  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.  In addition, the completion of any transactions described in this release is subject to a number of uncertainties and closing will be subject to approvals and other customary conditions. Accordingly, there can be no assurance that such transactions will be completed or that the company's expectations will be realized. The company assumes no obligation to provide revisions to any forward-looking statements should circumstances change, except as otherwise required by applicable laws.

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