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Hexion Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2021 Results

Third Quarter 2021 Highlights

  • Net sales from continuing operations of $945 million, an increase of 49% compared with $634 million in the prior year period.
  • Net income of $49 million compared with a net loss of $94 million in the prior year period.
  • Segment EBITDA from continuing operations of $188 million compared to $91 million in the prior year period.
  • Liquidity of $721 million
  • Hexion Holdings Corporation, the indirect parent of Hexion Inc., announced plans to separate into two independent companies as part of its strategic initiatives to drive long term shareholder value

November 12, 2021 07:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

COLUMBUS, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hexion Inc. (“Hexion” or the “Company”) today announced results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2021.

“Our strong third quarter 2021 Segment EBITDA represented our fourth straight quarter of year-over-year increases as we more than doubled our prior year results reflecting our product portfolio aligned with key sustainability market trends, strong market conditions and pricing actions”

“Our strong third quarter 2021 Segment EBITDA represented our fourth straight quarter of year-over-year increases as we more than doubled our prior year results reflecting our product portfolio aligned with key sustainability market trends, strong market conditions and pricing actions,” said Craig Rogerson, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We also drove sequential Segment EBITDA increases of $28 million, or 18 percent, in the third quarter of 2021 compared to the second quarter of 2021. Our Adhesives Segment results were supported by strong gains in each global region and positive demand from increasing residential housing construction starts. Our Coatings and Composites segment reflected significant Segment EBITDA gains in base and specialty epoxy resins, as well as solid volume increases in our Versatic™ Acids and Derivatives. Our overall Segment EBITDA margins were nearly 20% percent compared to approximately 14 percent in the prior year. In addition, our net cash provided by operating activities totaled $106 million through the first nine months of the year, which is significantly higher than the comparable 2020 period due to our higher earnings and growing margins. Our net debt to Pro Forma EBITDA leverage ratio was 2.3 times as of the last twelve months ended September 30, 2021 reflecting the improved earnings and cash flow, as well as the 2021 debt reductions.”

Mr. Rogerson added: “Looking ahead to the fourth quarter of 2021, we expect continued strength in our epoxy business and tailwinds from residential construction demand supporting our adhesives products, partially offset by the impact of a planned turnaround in Versatic™ Acids and Derivatives. We believe we are well-positioned for growth in 2022 and going forward.”

Hexion Exploring Value Creation Strategic Alternatives

Hexion’s management team and its Board of Directors, as previously announced on September 29, 2021, continues to evaluate strategic value creation options, including the potential spin of Hexion’s epoxy business and an IPO of Hexion’s Adhesives and Versatic product lines. Hexion Holdings has filed registration statements on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) for a proposed initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange.

The potential spin transaction and IPO remain subject to SEC review, European works councils review, and market conditions. This press release is not an offer to sell securities.

Third Quarter 2021 Results

Total net sales for the quarter ended September 30, 2021 were $945 million, an increase of 49% compared with $634 million in the prior year period. Pricing positively impacted sales by $297 million due primarily to improved market conditions in our base epoxy resins and specialty epoxy resins businesses and significant raw material price increases contractually passed through to customers across many businesses. Foreign currency translation positively impacted net sales by $16 million due to the strengthening of various foreign currencies against the U.S. dollar in the third quarter of 2021 compared to the third quarter of 2020. Volumes negatively impacted net sales by $2 million, primarily due to volume decreases in our specialty epoxy product lines due to lower demand in China and volume decreases in our formaldehyde products driven by Hurricane Ida’s impacts in the Gulf Coast. These were partially offset by volume increases in our North American and Latin American wood adhesives product lines driven by strong market conditions across many key end-markets and increases in our epoxy and VersaticTM Acid and Derivatives product lines driven by strong market demand and continued recovery from COVID-19’s global economic impact across our various industries and markets compared to the third quarter of 2020.

Net income for the three months ended September 30, 2021 was $49 million compared to a net loss of $94 million in the prior year period. Total Segment EBITDA from continuing operations for the quarter ended September 30, 2021 was $188 million, an increase of $97 million compared with the prior year period, or 107 percent, reflecting strong volume gains across both the Adhesives and Coatings and Composites segments, improved market conditions across many of our businesses and raw material productivity positively impacting our wood adhesives and formaldehyde product lines.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

As of September 30, 2021, total debt was approximately $1.6 billion and consisted primarily of the Company’s approximately $1.2 billion Senior Secured Term Loans due 2026 and $450 million Senior Notes due 2027. At September 30, 2021, the Company had $721 million in liquidity, including $352 million of unrestricted cash and cash equivalents. Hexion has no upcoming maturities on its term loan or notes until 2026.

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