The Chemours Company Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2019 Results

Date : 02/13/2020 @ 9:15PM
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The Chemours Company Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2019 Results

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WILMINGTON, Del., Feb. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --

Full Year 2019 Results

  • Net Sales of $5.5 billion
  • Net Income of $(52) million with EPS of $(0.32) 
  • Adjusted Net Income of $419 million with Adjusted EPS of $2.51
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $1.02 billion
  • Free Cash Flow of $169 million
  • Returned $486 million to shareholders through share repurchases and dividends

Fourth Quarter 2019 Results

  • Net Sales of $1.4 billion
  • Net Income of $(317) million with EPS of $(1.94)  
  • Adjusted Net Income of $92 million, with Adjusted EPS of $0.56
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $227 million
  • Free Cash Flow of $304 million

Other Highlights

  • Announced 2020 outlook for Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EPS, Capex, and Free Cash Flow
    • Adjusted EBITDA up 13% from 2019 at the mid-point
    • Free Cash Flow more than double 2019
    • Capex lowered approximately 20% from 2019

The Chemours Company (Chemours) (NYSE: CC), a global chemistry company with leading market positions in Fluoroproducts, Chemical Solutions and Titanium Technologies, today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and full-year 2019.

"Our results for 2019 reflect a challenging year on several fronts, including TiO2 destocking, the continued impact of illegal imports of HFC refrigerants into Europe, and operational challenges, offset to some extent by record results in Chemical Solutions," said President and CEO Mark Vergnano. "The Chemours Team delivered a solid fourth quarter, including finishing the year strong with $169 million of Free Cash Flow. After a slow start, we began to build some momentum in the second half across several of our core products and end markets. At the same time, we continued our efforts to focus the portfolio with the acquisition of Southern Ionics Minerals and the divestiture of our Methylamines and Methylamides business."

Full-year 2019 net sales were $5.5 billion versus $6.6 billion in 2018, reflecting lower prices and volume across all businesses.  Currency was a 1 percent negative impact on a year-over-year basis. Full-year 2019 adjusted net income was $419 million and diluted adjusted earnings per share for 2019 was $2.51. Adjusted EBITDA for 2019 was $1.02 billion.

Fourth quarter 2019 net sales were $1.4 billion in comparison to $1.5 billion in the prior year. Results were driven primarily by lower volume and price in Fluoroproducts and Titanium Technologies. Fourth quarter net income was $(317) million, or $(1.94) per diluted share, inclusive of a $380 million non-cash charge related to the settlement of the non-active portion of our Netherlands Pension Plan obligations and transfer of liabilities to a third-party asset management firm, and a $132 million charge related to onsite remediation at our Fayetteville site. Adjusted net income was $92 million, or $0.56 per diluted share. Adjusted EBITDA for the fourth quarter 2019 was $227 million in comparison to $341 million in the previous year's fourth quarter due to headwinds in Titanium Technologies and Fluoroproducts which were partially offset by record performance of the Chemical Solutions segment.

Fluoroproducts
Fluoroproducts segment sales for 2019 were $2.6 billion, a 7 percent decrease in comparison to the prior-year. Lower volumes and prices were driven by weakness in the automotive and electronics markets and the continued impact of illegal imports of HFC refrigerants into the EU.

Lower cost from the Corpus Christi Opteon™ site startup was more than offset by impact of lower F-Gas quota sales, operational issues and lower average price of refrigerants. These factors contributed to segment Adjusted EBITDA of $578 million in 2019 as compared to $783 million in 2018.

Fluoroproducts segment sales in the fourth quarter were $614 million in comparison to $649 million in the prior-year quarter. Segment Adjusted EBITDA of $117 million declined 29 percent versus the prior-year quarter, primarily due to lower F-Gas quota sales, operational issues communicated in the previous quarter and lower net sales.

Chemical Solutions
For the full year 2019, Chemical Solutions segment sales were $533 million, an 11 percent decrease compared to the prior year driven primarily by lower raw material prices that are passed through in Performance Chemicals and Intermediates and operational issues at a key customer mine. Record Adjusted EBITDA of $80 million represents a 25 percent increase compared to the prior year. This record setting result reflects solid productivity and good execution across the business along with solid licensing demand.

In the fourth quarter 2019, Chemical Solutions segment sales were $129 million, a 13 percent decrease versus the prior-year quarter, driven by lower prices due to lower raw material prices that are passed through in Performance Chemicals and Intermediates. Fourth quarter 2019 segment Adjusted EBITDA was a record $25 million, a 79 percent increase compared to the prior year quarter, as improved volume and lower costs more than offset the lower prices in comparison to last year's fourth quarter.

Titanium Technologies
Titanium Technologies segment sales for the full year were $2.3 billion in comparison to $3.2 billion in the prior-year.  Lower sales were the result of lower volumes of Ti-Pure™ titanium dioxide driven by destocking and market share loss in the first half of the year as we implemented our Ti-Pure™ Value Stabilization strategy. Global average selling prices were down 1 percent in comparison to 2018. These factors and fixed cost under-absorption contributed to a 52 percent year-over-year decrease in earnings, resulting in $505 million Adjusted EBITDA in 2019 as compared to $1.1 billion in 2018.

Titanium Technologies segment sales in the fourth quarter were $610 million versus $666 million in the prior-year quarter. This decrease was a result of lower volumes of Ti-Pure™ titanium dioxide in comparison to last year. Volumes were flat sequentially reflecting anticipated share regain. Global average selling prices, accounting for regional, customer and channel mix, declined modestly versus the prior year period. On a sequential basis, average local price was down 1 percent in comparison to the third quarter of 2019. Fourth quarter segment Adjusted EBITDA was $115 million, in comparison to $199 million last year. Results were driven primarily by lower sales volumes, higher raw material costs and under-absorption of fixed cost.

Corporate and Other
Corporate and Other represented a $143 million cost included in Adjusted EBITDA for the full year 2019 in comparison to a $162 million offset in the prior year, primarily the result of lower performance-related compensation and lower costs related to legacy legal matters. Corporate and Other in the fourth quarter 2019 represented a $30 million cost included in Adjusted EBITDA, versus a $36 million offset in the prior-year quarter. This decrease was primarily related to lower performance-related compensation.

The company realized an adjusted effective tax rate of approximately 17 percent for the 2019 fiscal year and 5 percent for the fourth quarter. The company expects its adjusted effective tax rate for the full-year 2020 to be within a range of 19 to 20 percent, reflecting the company's anticipated geographic mix of earnings.

Liquidity
As of December 31, 2019, gross consolidated debt was $4.2 billion. Debt, net of $943 million cash, was $3.2 billion, resulting in a net leverage ratio of approximately 3.2 times on a trailing twelve-month Adjusted EBITDA basis.

For the full-year 2019, cash provided by operating activities was $650 million, versus $1.1 billion in 2018. Capital expenditures for 2018 were $481 million in comparison to $498 million in full-year 2018. Full-year 2019 Free Cash Flow was $169 million versus the prior-year Free Cash Flow of $642 million in 2018.

Cash provided by operating activities for the fourth quarter of 2019 was $400 million, versus $259 million in the prior year quarter. Capital expenditures for the fourth quarter 2019 were $96 million, versus $154 million in last year's fourth quarter. Free Cash Flow for the fourth quarter of 2019 was $304 million versus the prior-year quarter result of $105 million.

Outlook
The company expects to deliver 2020 Adjusted EBITDA within a range of $1.05 to $1.25 billion.  Capital expenditures are expected to be approximately $400 million, with Free Cash Flow of greater than $350 million.  The company expects to deliver Adjusted EPS of between $2.60 and $3.55 per share.

"Our outlook for 2020 reflects top line and bottom line growth across all segments. While the macroeconomic environment remains uncertain, we remain committed to delivering solid earnings growth and a significant improvement in free cash flow." Vergnano concluded. "Looking ahead after a challenging year, we are well positioned to improve our performance in 2020 and are focused on continuing to unlock shareholder value over time."

Conference Call
As previously announced, Chemours will hold a conference call and webcast on Friday, February 14, 2020 at 8:30 AM EST. The webcast and additional presentation materials can be accessed by visiting the Events & Presentations page of Chemours' investor website, investors.chemours.com. A webcast replay of the conference call will be available on the Chemours investor website.

About The Chemours Company
The Chemours Company (NYSE: CC) helps create a colorful, capable and cleaner world through the power of chemistry.  Chemours is a global leader in fluoroproducts, chemical solutions, and titanium technologies, providing its customers with solutions in a wide range of industries with market-defining products, application expertise and chemistry-based innovations.  Chemours ingredients are found in refrigeration and air conditioning, mining and general industrial manufacturing, plastics and coatings. Our flagship products include prominent brands such as Teflon™, Ti-Pure™, Krytox™, Viton™, Opteon™, Freon™ and Nafion™. Chemours has approximately 7,000 employees and 30 manufacturing sites serving approximately 3,700 customers in North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Europe. Chemours is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is listed on the NYSE under the symbol CC. For more information please visit chemours.com, or follow us on Twitter @Chemours, or LinkedIn. 

Non-GAAP Financial Measures
We prepare our financial statements in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Within this press release, we may make reference to Adjusted Net Income (Loss), Adjusted EPS, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA Margin, Free Cash Flow, Adjusted Effective Tax Rate, Return on Invested Capital and Net Leverage Ratio which are non-GAAP financial measures. The company includes these non-GAAP financial measures because management believes they are useful to investors in that they provide for greater transparency with respect to supplemental information used by management in its financial and operational decision making.

Management uses Adjusted Net Income (Loss), Adjusted EPS, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA Margin, Free Cash Flow, Adjusted Effective Tax Rate, Return on Invested Capital and Net Leverage Ratio to evaluate the company's performance excluding the impact of certain noncash charges and other special items which we expect to be infrequent in occurrence in order to have comparable financial results to analyze changes in our underlying business from quarter to quarter.

Accordingly, the company believes the presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures, when used in conjunction with GAAP financial measures, is a useful financial analysis tool that can assist investors in assessing the company's operating performance and underlying prospects. This analysis should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of our results as reported under GAAP. This analysis, as well as the other information in this press release, should be read in conjunction with the company's financial statements and footnotes contained in the documents that the company files with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The non-GAAP financial measures used by the company in this press release may be different from the methods used by other companies. For more information on the non-GAAP financial measures, please refer to the attached schedules or the table, "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures to GAAP Financial Measures" and materials posted to the company's website at investors.chemours.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements, within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which involve risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements provide current expectations of future events based on certain assumptions and include any statement that does not directly relate to a historical or current fact. The words "believe," "expect," "will," "anticipate," "plan," "estimate," "target," "project" and similar expressions, among others, generally identify "forward-looking statements," which speak only as of the date such statements were made. These forward-looking statements may address, among other things, the outcome or resolution of any pending or future environmental liabilities, the commencement, outcome or resolution of any regulatory inquiry, investigation or proceeding, the initiation, outcome or settlement of any litigation, changes in environmental regulations in the U.S. or other jurisdictions that affect demand for or adoption of our products, anticipated future operating and financial performance, business plans, prospects, targets, goals and commitments, capital investments and projects, plans for dividends or share repurchases, sufficiency or longevity of intellectual property protection, cost savings targets, plans to increase profitability and growth, our ability to make acquisitions, integrate acquired businesses or assets into our operations, and achieve anticipated synergies or cost savings, and our outlook for net sales, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EPS, Free Cash Flow, Adjusted Effective Tax Rate, and Return on Invested Capital, all of which are subject to substantial risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements. Forward-looking statements are based on certain assumptions and expectations of future events that may not be accurate or realized. These statements are not guarantees of future performance. Forward-looking statements also involve risks and uncertainties that are beyond Chemours' control. Additionally, there may be other risks and uncertainties that Chemours is unable to identify at this time or that Chemours does not currently expect to have a material impact on its business. Factors that could cause or contribute to these differences include the risks, uncertainties and other factors discussed in our filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019. Chemours assumes no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statement for any reason, except as required by law.

The Chemours Company (Chemours) is a global leader in titanium technologies, fluoroproducts and chemical solutions. (PRNewsfoto/The Chemours Company)

 

CONTACT:

INVESTORS 
Jonathan Lock 
VP, Corporate Development and Investor Relations 
+1.302.773.2263 
investor@chemours.com 

NEWS MEDIA 
David Rosen
Global Leader, Media Relations and Strategic Communications
+1.302.773.2711
media@chemours.com

 

The Chemours Company

Consolidated Statements of Operations

(Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)





Year Ended December 31,




2019
(Unaudited)



2018



2017


Net sales


$

5,526



$

6,638



$

6,183


Cost of goods sold



4,463




4,667




4,438


Gross profit



1,063




1,971




1,745


Selling, general, and administrative expense



548




657




626


Research and development expense



80




82




81


Restructuring, asset-related, and other charges



87




49




57


Total other operating expenses



715




788




764


Equity in earnings of affiliates



29




43




33


Interest expense, net



(208)




(195)




(214)


Loss on extinguishment of debt






(38)




(1)


Other (expense) income, net



(293)




162




113


(Loss) income before income taxes



(124)




1,155




912


(Benefit from) provision for income taxes



(72)




159




165


Net (loss) income



(52)




996




747


Less: Net income attributable to non-controlling interests






1




1


Net (loss) income attributable to Chemours


$

(52)



$

995



$

746


Per share data













Basic (loss) earnings per share of common stock


$

(0.32)



$

5.62



$

4.04


Diluted (loss) earnings per share of common stock



(0.32)




5.45




3.91


 

The Chemours Company

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)





December 31,




2019
(Unaudited)



2018


Assets









Current assets:









Cash and cash equivalents


$

943



$

1,201


Accounts and notes receivable, net



674




861


Inventories



1,079




1,147


Prepaid expenses and other



81




84


Total current assets



2,777




3,293


Property, plant, and equipment



9,413




8,992


Less: Accumulated depreciation



(5,854)




(5,701)


Property, plant, and equipment, net



3,559




3,291


Operating lease right-of-use assets



294





Goodwill and other intangible assets, net



174




181


Investments in affiliates



162




160


Other assets



292




437


Total assets


$

7,258



$

7,362


Liabilities









Current liabilities:









Accounts payable


$

923



$

1,137


Short-term and current maturities of long-term debt



134




13


Other accrued liabilities



484




559


Total current liabilities



1,541




1,709


Long-term debt, net



4,026




3,959


Operating lease liabilities



245





Deferred income taxes



118




217


Other liabilities



633




457


Total liabilities



6,563




6,342


Commitments and contingent liabilities









Equity









Common stock (par value $0.01 per share; 810,000,000 shares authorized;

188,893,478 shares issued and 163,574,243 shares outstanding at December 31, 2019;

187,204,567 shares issued and 170,780,474 shares outstanding at December 31, 2018)



2




2


Treasury stock, at cost (25,319,235 shares at December 31, 2019;

16,424,093 shares at December 31, 2018)



(1,072)




(750)


Additional paid-in capital



859




860


Retained earnings



1,249




1,466


Accumulated other comprehensive loss



(349)




(564)


Total Chemours stockholders' equity



689




1,014


Non-controlling interests



6




6


Total equity



695




1,020


Total liabilities and equity


$

7,258



$

7,362


 

The Chemours Company

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(Dollars in millions)





Year Ended December 31,




2019
(Unaudited)



2018



2017


Cash flows from operating activities













Net (loss) income


$

(52)



$

996



$

747


Adjustments to reconcile net income to cash provided by (used for) operating activities:













Depreciation and amortization



311




284




273


Gain on sales of assets and businesses



(10)




(45)




(22)


Equity in earnings of affiliates, net



(3)




18




(33)


Loss on extinguishment of debt






38




1


Amortization of debt issuance costs and issue discounts



9




11




13


Deferred tax (benefit) provision



(165)




23




83


Asset-related charges



43




4




3


Stock-based compensation expense



19




24




29


Net periodic pension cost (income)



381




(18)




(22)


Defined benefit plan contributions



(19)




(15)




(38)


Other operating charges and credits, net



(2)




(7)




12


Decrease (increase) in operating assets:













Accounts and notes receivable, net



191




47




(88)


Inventories and other operating assets



116




(284)




(146)


(Decrease) increase in operating liabilities:













Accounts payable and other operating liabilities



(169)




64




(172)


Cash provided by operating activities



650




1,140




640


Cash flows from investing activities













Purchases of property, plant, and equipment



(481)




(498)




(411)


Acquisition of business, net



(10)




(37)





Proceeds from sales of assets and businesses, net



9




46




39


Proceeds from life insurance policies



1








Foreign exchange contract settlements, net



(2)




2




2


Cash used for investing activities



(483)




(487)




(370)


Cash flows from financing activities













Proceeds from issuance of debt, net






520




495


Proceeds from revolving loan



150








Repayments on revolving loan



(150)








Proceeds from accounts receivable securitization facility



128








Debt repayments



(37)




(679)




(27)


Payments related to extinguishment of debt






(29)




(1)


Payments of debt issuance costs






(12)




(6)


Payments on finance leases



(3)








Purchases of treasury stock, at cost



(322)




(644)




(106)


Proceeds from exercised stock options, net



9




16




31


Payments related to tax withholdings on vested stock awards



(30)




(17)




(12)


Payments of dividends



(164)




(148)




(22)


Cash (used for) provided by financing activities



(419)




(993)




352


Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents



(6)




(15)




32


(Decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents



(258)




(355)




654


Cash and cash equivalents at January 1,



1,201




1,556




902


Cash and cash equivalents at December 31,


$

943



$

1,201



$

1,556


Supplemental cash flows information













Cash paid during the year for:













Interest, net of amounts capitalized


$

204



$

206



$

208


Income taxes, net of refunds



85




75




79


Non-cash investing and financing activities:













Changes in property, plant, and equipment included in accounts payable


$

85



$

37



$

(14)


Obligations incurred under build-to-suit lease arrangement



40




47




8


Purchases of treasury stock not settled by year-end









10


Non-cash financing arrangements



11








Deferred payments related to acquisition of business



15








Dividends accrued but not yet paid









31


 

The Chemours Company

Segment Financial and Operating Data (Unaudited)

(Dollars in millions)



Segment Net Sales
















Three Months








Three Months Ended






Ended



Sequential



December 31,



Increase /



September 30,



Increase /



2019



2018



(Decrease)



2019



(Decrease)


Fluoroproducts

$


614



$


649



$


(35)



$


636



$


(22)


Chemical Solutions



129





149





(20)





140





(11)


Titanium Technologies



610





666





(56)





614





(4)


Total Net Sales

$


1,353



$


1,464



$


(111)



$


1,390



$


(37)












































Segment Adjusted EBITDA














Three Months








Three Months Ended








Ended



Sequential



December 31,



Increase /



September 30,



Increase /



2019



2018



(Decrease)



2019



(Decrease)


Fluoroproducts

$


117



$


164



$


(47)



$


122



$


(5)


Chemical Solutions



25





14





11





23





2


Titanium Technologies



115





199





(84)





137





(22)


Corporate and Other



(30)





(36)





6





(34)





4


Total Adjusted EBITDA

$


227



$


341



$


(114)



$


248



$


(21)











Adjusted EBITDA Margin

17%



23%






18%



































Quarterly Change in Net Sales from the three months ended December 31, 2018



Percentage


Percentage Change Due To



December 31, 2019

Net Sales



Change vs.

December 31, 2018


Local Price


Volume


Currency Effect


Total Company

$


1,353




(8)

%


(4)

%


(3)

%


(1)

%



















Fluoroproducts

$


614




(5)

%


(3)

%


(2)

%


%

Chemical Solutions



129




(13)

%


(16)

%


3

%


%

Titanium Technologies



610




(8)

%


(3)

%


(5)

%


__

%





































Quarterly Change in Net Sales from the three months ended September 30, 2019







Percentage


Percentage Change Due To



December 31, 2019

Net Sales



Change vs.

September 30, 2019


Local Price


Volume


Currency Effect


Total Company

$


1,353




(3)

%


(1)

%


(1)

%


(1)

%



















Fluoroproducts

$


614




(3)

%


(1)

%


(2)

%


%

Chemical Solutions



129




(8)

%


(2)

%


(6)

%


%

Titanium Technologies



610




(1)

%


(1)

%


1

%


(1)

%

 

The Chemours Company

Segment Financial and Operating Data (Unaudited)

(Dollars in millions)


Segment Net Sales








Year Ended






December 31,



Increase /



2019



2018



(Decrease)


Fluoroproducts

$


2,648



$


2,862



$


(214)


Chemical Solutions



533





602





(69)


Titanium Technologies



2,345





3,174





(829)


Total Net Sales

$


5,526



$


6,638



$


(1,112)

















Segment Adjusted EBITDA
















Year Ended






December 31,



Increase /



2019



2018



(Decrease)


Fluoroproducts

$


578



$


783



$


(205)


Chemical Solutions



80





64





16


Titanium Technologies



505





1,055





(550)


Corporate and Other



(143)





(162)





19


Total Adjusted EBITDA

$


1,020



$


1,740



$


(720)

















Adjusted EBITDA Margin

18%



26%





 

Change in Net Sales from the year ended December 31, 2018










Percentage


Percentage Change Due To



December 31, 2019

Net Sales



Change vs.

December 31, 2018


Local Price


Volume


Currency
Effect


Total Company

$


5,526




(17)

%


(2)

%


(14)

%


(1)

%



















Fluoroproducts

$


2,648




(7)

%


(2)

%


(4)

%


(1)

%

Chemical Solutions



533




(11)

%


(4)

%


(7)

%


%

Titanium Technologies



2,345




(26)

%


(1)

%


(24)

%


(1)

%

 

The Chemours Company

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures to GAAP Financial Measures (Unaudited)

(Dollars in millions)


Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Net Income to GAAP Net Income Reconciliation


Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization ("Adjusted EBITDA") is defined as income (loss) before income taxes, excluding the following items: interest expense, depreciation, and amortization; non-operating pension and other post-retirement employee benefit costs, which represent the components of net periodic pension (income) costs excluding the service cost component; exchange (gains) losses included in other income (expense), net; restructuring, asset-related, and other charges; asset impairments; (gains) losses on sale of business or assets; and, other items not considered indicative of the Company's ongoing operational performance and expected to occur infrequently. Adjusted Net Income is defined as net income (loss) attributable to Chemours, adjusted for items excluded from Adjusted EBITDA, except interest expense, depreciation, amortization, and certain provision for (benefit from) income tax amounts.





Three Months Ended



Year Ended




December 31,



September 30,



December 31,




2019



2018



2019



2019



2018


Net (loss) income attributable to Chemours


$


(317)



$

142



$

76



$


(52)



$

995


Non-operating pension and other post-retirement
employee benefit cost (income)




373





(9)





1





368





(27)


Exchange losses (gains), net




4





(5)





(5)





2





(1)


Restructuring, asset-related, and other charges




38





18





34





87





49


Loss on extinguishment of debt




















38


(Loss) gain on sales of assets and businesses




1









(9)





(10)





(45)


Transaction costs




2













3





9


Legal and environmental charges




132





36





5





175





82


Other charges








1













1


Adjustments made to income taxes




(5)





13





3









(41)


Benefit from income taxes relating to reconciling
items




(136)





(11)





(7)





(154)





(26)


Adjusted Net Income




92





185





98





419





1,034


Net income attributable to non-controlling interests




















1


Interest expense, net




52





47





53





208





195


Depreciation and amortization




79





71





78





311





284


All remaining provision for income taxes




4





38





19





82





226


Adjusted EBITDA


$


227



$


341



$


248



$


1,020



$


1,740


 

The Chemours Company

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures to GAAP Financial Measures (Unaudited)

(Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)


Adjusted Earnings per Share to GAAP Earnings per Share Reconciliation


Adjusted earnings per share ("EPS") is calculated by dividing Adjusted Net Income by the weighted-average number of common shares outstanding. Diluted Adjusted EPS accounts for the dilutive impact of stock-based compensation awards, which includes unvested restricted shares. Diluted Adjusted EPS considers the impact of potentially-dilutive securities, except in periods in which there is a loss because the inclusion of the potentially-dilutive securities would have an anti-dilutive effect.





Three Months Ended



Year Ended




December 31,



September 30,



December 31,




2019



2018



2019



2019



2018


Numerator:
















Net (loss) income attributable to Chemours


$


(317)



$


142



$


76



$


(52)



$


995


Adjusted Net Income




92





185





98





419





1,034


Denominator:
















Weighted-average number of common shares
outstanding - basic




163,519,362





171,641,788





163,815,483





164,816,839





176,968,554


Dilutive effect of the Company's employee
compensation plans (1)




1,370,113





4,740,652





1,325,380





2,428,184





5,603,467


Weighted-average number of common shares
outstanding - diluted (1)




164,889,475





176,382,440





165,140,863





167,245,023





182,572,021


















Basic (loss) earnings per share of common stock


$


(1.94)



$


0.83



$


0.46



$


(0.32)



$


5.62


Diluted (loss) earnings per share of common stock (1)




(1.94)





0.81





0.46





(0.32)





5.45


Adjusted basic earnings per share of common stock




0.56





1.08





0.60





2.54





5.85


Adjusted diluted earnings per share of common stock (1)




0.56





1.05





0.59





2.51





5.67




(1)

In periods where the Company incurs a net loss, the impact of potentially dilutive securities is excluded from the calculation of EPS under U.S. GAAP, as their inclusion would have an anti-dilutive effect. As such, with respect to the U.S. GAAP measure of diluted EPS, the impact of potentially dilutive securities is excluded from our calculation for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2019. With respect to the non-GAAP measure of adjusted diluted EPS, the impact of potentially dilutive securities is included in our calculation for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2019, as Adjusted Net Income was in a net income position.

 

The Chemours Company

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures to GAAP Financial Measures (Unaudited)

(Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)


2020 Estimated Adjusted EBITDA and Estimated Adjusted EPS to Estimated GAAP Net Income Reconciliation (*)




Year Ended December 31, 2020




Low



High


Net income attributable to Chemours


$

405



$

556


Transaction costs



23




30


Adjusted Net Income



428




586


Interest expense, net



215




220


Depreciation and amortization



309




309


Provision for income taxes



98




135


Adjusted EBITDA


$

1,050



$

1,250











Weighted-average number of common shares outstanding - basic (1)



163.5




163.5


Dilutive effect of the Company's employee compensation plans (1,2)



1.4




1.4


Weighted-average number of common shares outstanding - diluted (1,2)



164.9




164.9











Basic earnings per share of common stock


$

2.48



$

3.40


Diluted earnings per share of common stock (2)



2.46




3.37


Adjusted basic earnings per share of common stock



2.62




3.58


Adjusted diluted earnings per share of common stock (2)



2.60




3.55




(1)

The Company's estimates for the weighted-average number of common shares outstanding - basic and diluted reflect results for the three months ended December 31, 2019, which are carried forward for the projection period.

(2)

Diluted earnings per share is calculated using net income available to common shareholders divided by diluted weighted-average common shares outstanding during each period, which includes unvested restricted shares. Diluted earnings per share considers the impact of potentially dilutive securities except in periods in which there is a loss because the inclusion of the potential common shares would have an anti-dilutive effect.

(*)  

The Company's estimates reflect its current visibility and expectations based on market factors, such as currency movements, macro-economic factors, and end-market demand. Actual results could differ materially from these current estimates.

 

The Chemours Company

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures to GAAP Financial Measures (Unaudited)

(Dollars in millions)


Free Cash Flows to GAAP Cash Flow Provided by Operating Activities Reconciliation


Free Cash Flows is defined as cash flow provided by (used for) operating activities, less purchases of property, plant, and equipment as shown in the consolidated statements of cash flows.




Three Months Ended



Year Ended




December 31,



September 30,



December 31,




2019



2018



2019



2019



2018


Cash flow provided by operating activities


$


400



$


259



$


288



$


650



$


1,140


Less: Purchases of property, plant, and equipment




(96)





(154)





(128)





(481)





(498)


Free Cash Flows


$


304



$


105



$


160



$


169



$


642


 

2020 Estimated Free Cash Flow to GAAP Cash Flow Provided by Operating Activities Reconciliation (*)




(Estimated)



Year Ended December 31,



2020

Cash flow provided by operating activities


$

>750

Less: Purchases of property, plant, and equipment



~(400)

Free Cash Flows


$

>350



(*)   

The Company's estimates reflect its current visibility and expectations based on market factors, such as currency movements, macro-economic factors, and end-market demand. Actual results could differ materially from these current estimates.

 

Return on Invested Capital Reconciliation


Return on Invested Capital ("ROIC") is defined as Adjusted EBITDA, less depreciation and amortization ("Adjusted EBIT"), divided by the average of invested capital, which amounts to net debt, or debt less cash and cash equivalents, plus equity.




Year Ended December 31,




2019



2018


Adjusted EBITDA (1)


$

1,020



$

1,740


Less: Depreciation and amortization (1)



(311)




(284)


Adjusted EBIT



709




1,456











Total debt



4,160




3,972


Total equity



695




1,020


Less: Cash and cash equivalents



(943)




(1,201)


Invested capital, net


$

3,912



$

3,791











Average invested capital (2)


$

4,102



$

3,717











Return on Invested Capital



17

%



39

%



(1)

Based on amounts for the year ended December 31, 2019 and 2018. Reconciliations of Adjusted EBITDA to net income (loss) attributable to Chemours are provided on a quarterly basis. See the preceding table for the reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to net income attributable to Chemours for the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018.

(2)

Average invested capital is based on a five-quarter trailing average of invested capital, net.

 

 

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