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Huntsman Q1 Earnings

Huntsman Announces First Quarter 2020 Earnings; A Strong Balance Sheet with Robust Liquidity

|PR Newswire|About: HUN

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, May 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ —

First Quarter Highlights

  • First quarter 2020 net income of $708 million compared to $131 million in the prior year period; first quarter 2020 diluted earnings per share of $3.16 compared to $0.51 in the prior year period.
  • First quarter 2020 adjusted net income of $65 million compared to $85 million in the prior year period; first quarter 2020 adjusted diluted earnings per share of $0.29 compared to $0.36 in the prior year period.
  • First quarter 2020 adjusted EBITDA of $165 million compared to $204 million in the prior year period.
  • First quarter 2020 net cash used in operating activities was $40 million. Free cash flow was a use of $101 million for the first quarter 2020.
  • Balance sheet remains strong with a net leverage of 0.7x and total liquidity for the Company is approximately $2.9 billion. First quarter 2020 share repurchases of approximately 5.4 million shares for approximately $96 million.
  • The Icynene-Lapolla acquisition closed on February 20, 2020, which approximately doubled our existing global spray polyurethane foam insulation business. Our recently announced acquisition of CVC Thermoset Specialties on March 16, 2020, is on track to close by mid-year.


Three months ended
March 31,
In millions, except per share amounts 2020 2019
Revenues $     1,593 $    1,669
Net income $       708 $       131
Adjusted net income(1) $         65 $         85
Diluted income per share $      3.16 $      0.51
Adjusted diluted income per share(1) $      0.29 $      0.36
Adjusted EBITDA(1) $       165 $       204
Net cash used in operating activities from continuing operations $        (40) $        (40)
Free cash flow from continuing operations(2) $      (101) $      (101)
See end of press release for footnote explanations and reconciliations of non-GAAP measures.

Huntsman Corporation (HUN) today reported first quarter 2020 results with revenues of $1,593 million, net income of $708 million, adjusted net income of $65 million and adjusted EBITDA of $165 million.

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

“Fortunately, we have been well prepared for this global economic crisis.  The ongoing transformation of our business has made us a much better Company.  Our balance sheet is stronger than ever before, with significant cash and robust liquidity.  Visibility has at no time been more difficult, but our portfolio of businesses has never been more differentiated.  In this environment we are laser focused on what is in our control and protecting our balance sheet strength.  Having learned from prior crises, we preemptively reduced unnecessary inventories and are reducing capital spending this year by 30%, or approximately $90 million, by delaying discretionary spending.  We have proactively taken other measures, including suspending share repurchases, and various cost reduction measures yielding immediate benefit.  We will accelerate our plans to achieve synergies with our recent and pending strategic bolt-on acquisitions and aggressively press forward with the global scale up of our differentiated platform.  Our Company is ready and able to take advantage of opportunities to come, and I am confident that Huntsman will emerge from this global crisis a stronger Company.”

Segment Analysis for 1Q20 Compared to 1Q19


The decrease in revenues in our Polyurethanes segment for the three months ended March 31, 2020 compared to the same period of 2019 was due to lower MDI average selling prices and modestly lower overall polyurethanes sales volumes. MDI average selling prices decreased primarily due to a decline in component MDI selling prices in China and Europe. Overall polyurethanes sales volumes decreased slightly primarily due to decreased demand across most major markets, partially offset by modest growth in MDI sales volumes. The decrease in segment adjusted EBITDA was primarily due to lower MDI margins driven by lower MDI pricing, partially offset by higher MDI sales volumes.