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Huntsman Quarterly Results

Huntsman Announces Full Year 2019 Earnings; Another Year of Strong Cash Flow Generation

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Feb. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ —

Full Year 2019 and Fourth Quarter Highlights

  • 2019 net income of $598 million compared to $650 million in the prior year period; 2019 diluted earnings per share of $2.44 compared to $1.39 in the prior year period.
  • 2019 adjusted net income of $353 million compared to $642 million in the prior year period; 2019 adjusted diluted earnings per share of $1.53 compared to $2.66 in the prior year period.
  • 2019 adjusted EBITDA $846 million compared to $1,161 million in the prior year
  • Fourth quarter 2019 net income of $308 million compared to a net loss of $315 million in the prior year period; fourth quarter 2019 diluted earnings per share of $1.34 compared to a loss per share of $1.43 in the prior year period.
  • Fourth quarter 2019 adjusted net income of $65 million compared to $90 million in the prior year period; fourth quarter 2019 adjusted diluted earnings per share of $0.29 compared to $0.38 in the prior year period.
  • Fourth quarter 2019 adjusted EBITDA of $182 million compared to $207 million in the prior year period.
  • 2019 net cash provided by operating activities from continuing operations of $656 million. 2019 free cash flow from continuing operations was $389 million.
  • Balance sheet remains strong with total Company net debt leverage of 1.7x; proforma net debt leverage for the proceeds from the Chemical Intermediates and Surfactants sale that closed on January 3, 2020 is 0.4x.
  • 2019 share repurchases of approximately 10.1 million shares for approximately $208 million.
  • Previously announced acquisition of Icynene-Lapolla, a spray polyurethane foam business, is now on track to close in the first quarter of 2020.

 

Three months ended

Twelve months ended

December 31,

December 31,

In millions, except per share amounts

2019

2018

2019

2018

Revenues

$    1,657

$    1,821

$    6,797

$    7,604

Net income (loss)

$       308

$      (315)

$       598

$       650

Adjusted net income(1)

$         65

$          90

$       353

$       642

Diluted income (loss) per share

$      1.34

$     (1.43)

$      2.44

$      1.39

Adjusted diluted income per share(1)

$      0.29

$      0.38

$      1.53

$      2.66

Adjusted EBITDA(1)

$       182

$       207

$       846

$     1,161

Net cash provided by operating activities from continuing operations

$       222

$       258

$       656

$       704

Free cash flow from continuing operations(2)

$       131

$       154

$       389

$       454

See end of press release for footnote explanations and reconciliations of non-GAAP measures.

Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN) today reported fourth quarter 2019 results with revenues of $1,657 million, net income of $308 million, adjusted net income of $65 million and adjusted EBITDA of $182 million.

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

“2019 was a memorable year for Huntsman with several milestones achieved that significantly strengthened the Company for years to come.  The biggest milestone was the $2 billion divestiture of our Chemical Intermediates and Surfactants businesses, which significantly reduces our upstream footprint.  The proceeds from this sale have further fortified our investment grade balance sheet and enhances our ability to focus on and grow our core downstream businesses.  Additionally, we acquired the remaining 50% investment in our Maleic Anhydride joint venture from Sasol, we opened a new polyurethanes system house in Dubai, and in early December we announced the agreement to acquire Icynene-Lapolla which will double the size of our existing high growth spray foam business.  We remained balanced in our capital allocation by repurchasing over $200 million in stock and paying $150 million in dividends to our shareholders.  Lastly, in the beginning of 2019 we achieved our long-term goal to earn an investment grade rating.     

“Heading into 2020 we remain focused on what we can control, which will include investing both organically and through acquisitions into our downstream and specialty platforms, and being balanced in our approach to capital allocation, including maintaining a competitive dividend and ongoing opportunistic share repurchases.  The economic headwinds remain as we enter the year making earnings growth more of a challenge.  However, with our strengthened balance sheet and strong downstream platforms for further growth, I see far more opportunities than challenges before us as we pursue multiple opportunities to create further shareholder value.”

Segment Analysis for 4Q19 Compared to 4Q18

Polyurethanes

The decrease in revenue in our Polyurethanes segment for the three months ended December 31, 2019 compared to the same period in 2018 was primarily due to lower MDI average selling prices, partially offset by higher sales volumes.  MDI average selling prices decreased primarily due to a decline in component MDI selling prices in China and Europe.  MDI sales volumes increased primarily due to higher demand across most major markets.  The decrease in segment adjusted EBITDA was primarily due to lower MDI margins driven by lower MDI pricing partially offset with higher MDI sales volumes.

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