Huntsman Posts Strong Quarter
Huntsman Announces Strong and Consistent Growth in Second Quarter 2018 Earnings
THE WOODLANDS, Texas, July 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ —
Second Quarter 2018 Highlights
- Net income was $623 million compared to $183 million in the prior year period and $350 million in the prior quarter.
- Adjusted EBITDA was $415 million compared to $299 million in the prior year period and $405 million in the prior quarter.
- Diluted income per share was $1.71 compared to $0.69 in the prior year period and $1.11 in the prior quarter.
- Adjusted diluted income per share was $1.01 compared to $0.59 in the prior year period and $0.96 in the prior quarter.
- Net cash provided by operating activities was $228 million. Free cash flow generation was $174 million.
- Balance sheet remains strong with a net leverage of 1.4x.
- Completed cumulative share repurchases of approximately $138 million through end of second quarter 2018.
|Three months ended||Six months ended|
|June 30,||March 31,||June 30,|
|In millions, except per share amounts||2018||2017||2018||2018||2017|
|Revenues||$ 2,404||$ 2,054||$ 2,295||$4,699||$ 3,986|
|Net income||$ 623||$ 183||$ 350||$ 973||$ 275|
|Adjusted net income(1)||$ 246||$ 144||$ 237||$ 483||$ 254|
|Diluted income per share||$ 1.71||$ 0.69||$ 1.11||$ 2.82||$ 1.00|
|Adjusted diluted income per share(1)||$ 1.01||$ 0.59||$ 0.96||$ 1.98||$ 1.04|
|Adjusted EBITDA(1)||$ 415||$ 299||$ 405||$ 820||$ 559|
|Net cash provided by operating activities|
|from continuing operations||$ 228||$ 207||$ 111||$ 339||$ 277|
|Free cash flow(2)||$ 174||$ 154||$ 56||$ 230||$ 177|
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Huntsman Corporation (HUN) today reported second quarter 2018 results with revenues of $2,404 million, net income of $623 million and adjusted EBITDA of $415 million.
Peter R. Huntsman, Chairman, President and CEO, commented:
“We had a strong second quarter that is wholly in line with the outlook we shared at our recent Investor Day, which focused on the opportunity for significant value creation. Our Polyurethanes business continues its growth in variants and systems and enjoys the back drop of good supply and demand fundamentals, foreseeable for the long term. We completed our multiyear scheduled turnaround in Performance Products and each of our divisions continues to see a positive outlook. We delivered strong free cash flow and our balance sheet remains solidly within investment grade metrics. We are committed to our balanced approach of delivering core growth and executing on sensible opportunities in our downstream businesses, share buybacks, and creating overall strong returns for shareholders.”
Segment Analysis for 2Q18 Compared to 2Q17
The increase in revenues in our Polyurethanes segment for the three months ended June 30, 2018 compared to the same period of 2017 was due to higher average selling prices and higher sales volumes. MDI average selling prices increased in response to continued strong market conditions. MTBE average selling prices increased primarily as a result of higher pricing for high octane gasoline. MDI sales volumes increased due to increased demand across most major markets. MTBE sales volumes increased due to the impact of maintenance outages during the second quarter of 2017. The increase in segment adjusted EBITDA was primarily due to higher MDI and MTBE margins.
The increase in revenues in our Performance Products segment for the three months ended June 30, 2018 compared to the same period of 2017 was due to higher average selling prices, partially offset by lower sales volumes. Average selling prices increased primarily due to strong market conditions across several of our derivatives businesses and in response to higher raw materials costs. Sales volumes decreased primarily due to the impact of the planned maintenance outage at our Port Neches, Texas facility in the second quarter of 2018, partially offset by higher sales volumes in certain of our specialty amines and maleic anhydride businesses. The decrease in segment adjusted EBITDA was primarily due to lower sales volumes and higher fixed costs attributed to the planned maintenance outage, partially offset by stronger glycol market conditions within intermediates.