NewMarket Corporation Reports Third Quarter and First Nine Months 2019 Results 
10/23/2019 
  • Third Quarter Net Income of $67.8 Million and Earnings Per Share of $6.06
  • Petroleum Additives Third Quarter Operating Profit of $94.8 Million

Richmond, VA, October 23, 2019 – NewMarket Corporation (NYSE:NEU) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Thomas E. Gottwald, released the following earnings report of the Company’s operations for the third quarter and first nine months of 2019.

Net income for the third quarter of 2019 was $67.8 million, compared to net income of $58.5 million for the third quarter of 2018. Earnings per share increased to $6.06 per share from $5.12 per share in the prior year period. For the first nine months of 2019, net income was $204.2 million, or $18.26 per share, compared to net income of $171.9 million, or $14.78 per share, for the first nine months of last year.

Sales for the petroleum additives segment for the third quarter of 2019 were $550.6 million, compared to sales in the third quarter of 2018 of $560.5 million. This decrease was due mainly to lower shipments partially offset by increased selling prices. Petroleum additives operating profit for the third quarter of 2019 was $94.8 million, compared to $75.8 million for the same period last year. The increase was primarily due to lower raw material and conversion costs, partially offset by lower shipments. Shipments decreased 1.6% between the periods, mainly due to decreases in lubricant additive shipments, with Asia Pacific and Latin America being the primary drivers for the decrease.

Petroleum additives sales for the first nine months of the year were $1.6 billion, compared to sales in the first nine months of last year of $1.7 billion. This decrease was due mainly to lower shipments and changes in foreign currency rates, partially offset by increased selling prices. Petroleum additives operating profit for the first nine months of the year was $285.6 million compared to $231.5 million for the first nine months of 2018. The increase was mainly due to changes in selling prices, lower selling, general and administrative expenses, and lower raw material and conversion costs, partially offset by lower shipments. Shipments decreased 7.6% between periods, with decreases in both lubricant additives and fuel additives shipments across all regions except Asia Pacific, which reported an increase in fuel additives shipments. While shipments have been lower in recent quarters as compared to prior years, we have started to see evidence that this trend is beginning to stabilize.

We are encouraged by the strong operating profit results of our petroleum additives business in 2019 compared to last year, though we must acknowledge that our 2018 results were disappointing. Our operations for the previous two years were adversely affected by a challenging economic environment marked by a sustained increase in raw material costs and softening global demand. While we are seeing evidence that this trend is improving, we will continue to make margin improvement a priority until we see more stability. Petroleum additives operating margin for the rolling four quarters ended September 30, 2019 was 16.7% which is more indicative of the historical ranges our shareholders have come to expect.

During the first nine months of 2019, we funded capital expenditures of $37.1 million, paid dividends of $60.4 million, and repaid $126.3 million of borrowings on our revolving credit facility.

We make business decisions that focus on the long-term success of our company, including emphasis on satisfying customer needs, generating solid operating results, and promoting the greatest long-term value for our shareholders, customers and employees. We believe the fundamentals of how we run our business - a long-term view, safety first culture, customer-focused solutions, technology-driven product offerings, and world-class supply chain capability - will continue to be beneficial for all our stakeholders.

Sincerely,

Thomas E. Gottwald

 

The petroleum additives segment consists of the North America (the United States and Canada), Latin America (Mexico, Central America, and South America), Asia Pacific, and Europe/Middle East/Africa/India (Europe or EMEAI) regions.

The Company has disclosed the non-GAAP financial measure EBITDA and the related calculation in the schedules included with this earnings release. EBITDA is defined as income from continuing operations before the deduction of interest and financing expenses, income taxes, depreciation (on property, plant and equipment) and amortization (on intangibles and lease right of use assets). The Company believes that even though this item is not required by or presented in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), this additional measure enhances understanding of the Company’s performance and period to period comparability. The Company believes that this item should not be considered an alternative to net income determined under GAAP.

As a reminder, a conference call and Internet webcast is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday, October 24, 2019, to review third quarter 2019 financial results. You can access the conference call live by dialing 1-844-407-9500 (domestic) or 1-862-298-0850 (international) and requesting the NewMarket conference call. To avoid delays, callers should dial in five minutes early. A teleconference replay of the call will be available until October 31, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. EDT by dialing 1-877-481-4010 (domestic) or 1-919-882-2331 (international). The replay ID number is 53860. The call will also be broadcast via the Internet and can be accessed through the Company’s website at www.NewMarket.com or www.investornetwork.com/event/presentation/53860. A webcast replay will be available for 30 days.

NewMarket Corporation, through its subsidiaries Afton Chemical Corporation and Ethyl Corporation, develops, manufactures, blends, and delivers chemical additives that enhance the performance of petroleum products. From custom-formulated additive packages to market-general additives, the NewMarket family of companies provides the world with the technology to make engines run smoother, machines last longer, and fuels burn cleaner.

Some of the information contained in this press release constitutes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Although NewMarket’s management believes its expectations are based on reasonable assumptions within the bounds of its knowledge of its business and operations, there can be no assurance that actual results will not differ materially from expectations.

Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations include, but are not limited to, the availability of raw materials and distribution systems; disruptions at production facilities, including single-sourced facilities; hazards common to chemical businesses; the ability to respond effectively to technological changes in our industry; failure to protect our intellectual property rights; sudden or sharp raw material price increases; competition from other manufacturers; the gain or loss of significant customers; current and future governmental regulations; failure to attract and retain a highly-qualified workforce; the occurrence or threat of extraordinary events, including natural disasters and terrorist attacks; risks related to operating outside of the United States; the impact of substantial indebtedness on our operational and financial flexibility; the impact of fluctuations in foreign exchange rates; an information technology system failure or security breach; resolution of environmental liabilities or legal proceedings; political, economic, and regulatory factors concerning our products; limitation of our insurance coverage; our inability to realize expected benefits from investment in our infrastructure or from recent or future acquisitions, or our inability to successfully integrate recent or future acquisitions into our business; the underperformance of our pension assets resulting in additional cash contributions to our pension plans; and other factors detailed from time to time in the reports that NewMarket files with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the risk factors in Item 1A. “Risk Factors” of our 2018 Annual Report on Form 10-K, which is available to shareholders upon request.

You should keep in mind that any forward-looking statement made by NewMarket in the foregoing discussion speaks only as of the date on which such forward-looking statement is made. New risks and uncertainties arise from time to time, and it is impossible for us to predict these events or how they may affect the Company. We have no duty to, and do not intend to, update or revise the forward-looking statements in this discussion after the date hereof, except as may be required by law. In light of these risks and uncertainties, you should keep in mind that the events described in any forward-looking statement made in this discussion, or elsewhere, might not occur.

 

 

 

 

 

FOR INVESTOR INFORMATION CONTACT:

Brian D. Paliotti

Investor Relations

Phone:

804.788.5555

Fax:

804.788.5688

Email:

investorrelations@newmarket.com


NEWMARKET CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

SEGMENT RESULTS AND OTHER FINANCIAL INFORMATION

(In thousands, except per-share amounts, unaudited)

 

 

 

Third Quarter Ended
September 30,

 

Nine Months Ended
September 30,

 

 

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

Revenue:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Petroleum additives

 

$

550,626

 

 

$

560,522

 

 

$

1,644,129

 

 

$

1,743,632

 

All other

 

5,191

 

 

2,644

 

 

11,721

 

 

7,731

 

Total

 

$

555,817

 

 

$

563,166

 

 

$

1,655,850

 

 

$

1,751,363

 

Segment operating profit:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Petroleum additives

 

$

94,765

 

 

$

75,824

 

 

$

285,620

 

 

$

231,494

 

All other

 

(77

)

 

(2,295

)

 

92

 

 

(1,966

)

Segment operating profit

 

94,688

 

 

73,529

 

 

285,712

 

 

229,528

 

Corporate unallocated expense

 

(6,473

)

 

(5,402

)

 

(15,842

)

 

(16,033

)

Interest and financing expenses

 

(6,987

)

 

(7,807

)

 

(22,740

)

 

(18,536

)

Other income (expense), net

 

6,230

 

 

7,994

 

 

17,827

 

 

24,231

 

Income before income tax expense

 

$

87,458

 

 

$

68,314

 

 

$

264,957

 

 

$

219,190

 

Net income

 

$

67,805

 

 

$

58,481

 

 

$

204,184

 

 

$

171,931

 

Earnings per share - basic and diluted

 

$

6.06

 

 

$

5.12

 

 

$

18.26

 

 

$

14.78

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


NEWMARKET CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(In thousands, except per-share amounts, unaudited)

 

 

 

Third Quarter Ended
September 30,

 

Nine Months Ended
September 30,

 

 

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

Net sales

 

$

555,817

 

 

$

563,166

 

 

$

1,655,850

 

 

$

1,751,363

 

Cost of goods sold

 

393,090

 

 

422,283

 

 

1,169,421

 

 

1,307,838

 

Gross profit

 

162,727

 

 

140,883

 

 

486,429

 

 

443,525

 

Selling, general, and administrative expenses

 

38,122

 

 

37,741

 

 

109,916

 

 

120,653

 

Research, development, and testing expenses

 

36,387

 

 

34,994

 

 

106,748

 

 

106,018

 

Operating profit

 

88,218

 

 

68,148

 

 

269,765

 

 

216,854

 

Interest and financing expenses, net

 

6,987

 

 

7,807

 

 

22,740

 

 

18,536

 

Other income (expense), net

 

6,227

 

 

7,973

 

 

17,932

 

 

20,872

 

Income before income tax expense

 

87,458

 

 

68,314

 

 

264,957

 

 

219,190

 

Income tax expense

 

19,653

 

 

9,833

 

 

60,773

 

 

47,259

 

Net income

 

$

67,805

 

 

$

58,481

 

 

$

204,184

 

 

$

171,931

 

Earnings per share - basic and diluted

 

$

6.06

 

 

$

5.12

 

 

$

18.26

 

 

$

14.78

 

Cash dividends declared per share

 

$

1.90

 

 

$

1.75

 

 

$

5.40

 

 

$

5.25

 

 

 

 

 


NEWMARKET CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands except share amounts, unaudited)

 

 

 

September 30,
2019

 

December 31,
2018

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

79,971

 

 

$

73,040

 

Trade and other accounts receivable, less allowance for doubtful accounts

 

340,752

 

 

314,860

 

Inventories

 

370,934

 

 

396,341

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

35,276

 

 

29,179

 

Total current assets

 

826,933

 

 

813,420

 

Property, plant, and equipment, net

 

623,961

 

 

644,138

 

Intangibles (net of amortization) and goodwill

 

132,822

 

 

136,039

 

Prepaid pension cost

 

100,758

 

 

88,705

 

Operating lease right-of-use assets

 

58,377

 

 

0

 

Deferred income taxes

 

4,973

 

 

5,094

 

Deferred charges and other assets

 

23,171

 

 

9,878

 

Total assets

 

$

1,770,995

 

 

$

1,697,274

 

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

$

154,650

 

 

$

151,631

 

Accrued expenses

 

75,928

 

 

91,202

 

Dividends payable

 

19,441

 

 

17,923

 

Income taxes payable

 

12,348

 

 

6,431

 

Operating lease liabilities

 

13,811

 

 

0

 

Other current liabilities

 

4,300

 

 

4,114

 

Total current liabilities

 

280,478

 

 

271,301

 

Long-term debt

 

639,983

 

 

770,999

 

Operating lease liabilities - noncurrent

 

44,398

 

 

0

 

Other noncurrent liabilities

 

176,798

 

 

165,067

 

Total liabilities

 

1,141,657

 

 

1,207,367

 

Shareholders' equity:

 

 

 

 

Common stock and paid-in capital (without par value; issued and outstanding shares - 11,189,222 at September 30, 2019 and 11,184,482 at December 31, 2018)

 

1,914

 

 

0

 

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

(187,611

)

 

(181,316

)

Retained earnings

 

815,035

 

 

671,223

 

Total shareholders' equity

 

629,338

 

 

489,907

 

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

 

$

1,770,995

 

 

$

1,697,274

 

 

 


NEWMARKET CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

SELECTED CONSOLIDATED CASH FLOW DATA

(In thousands, unaudited)

 

 

 

Nine Months Ended
September 30,

 

 

2019

 

2018

Net income

 

$

204,184

 

 

$

171,931

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

65,500

 

 

53,463

 

Cash pension and postretirement contributions

 

(7,308

)

 

(61,860

)

Working capital changes

 

(35,997

)

 

(69,190

)

Deferred income tax expense

 

3,982

 

 

10,257

 

Capital expenditures

 

(37,132

)

 

(55,136

)

Net (repayments) borrowings under revolving credit facility

 

(126,262

)

 

215,619

 

Repurchases of common stock

 

0

 

 

(148,649

)

Dividends paid

 

(60,418

)

 

(60,778

)

All other

 

382

 

 

8,112

 

Increase in cash and cash equivalents

 

$

6,931

 

 

$

63,769

 

 


NEWMARKET CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL INFORMATION

(In thousands, unaudited)

 

 

 

Third Quarter Ended
September 30,

 

Nine Months Ended
September 30,

 

 

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

Net Income

 

$

67,805

 

 

$

58,481

 

 

$

204,184

 

 

$

171,931

 

Add:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest and financing expenses, net

 

6,987

 

 

7,807

 

 

22,740

 

 

18,536

 

Income tax expense

 

19,653

 

 

9,833

 

 

60,773

 

 

47,259

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

21,500

 

 

17,958

 

 

64,646

 

 

52,607

 

EBITDA

 

$

115,945

 

 

$

94,079

 

 

$

352,343

 

 

$

290,333