NewMarket Corporation Reports First Quarter 2016 Results 
4/27/2016 
NewMarket Posts First Quarter EPS of $5.22, Up 1.6%
Petroleum Additives First Quarter Operating Profit of $100.4 Million, Down 4.4%
Continuing Investment in R&D and Capital Spending to Fuel Long-Term Growth
98,867 Shares Repurchased in First Quarter

Richmond, VA, April 27, 2016 – NewMarket Corporation (NYSE:NEU) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Thomas E. Gottwald, released the following earnings report of the Company’s operations for the first quarter of 2016.
Net income for the first quarter of 2016 was $61.9 million, or $5.22 per share, compared to net income of $63.9 million, or $5.14 per share, for the first quarter of 2015. Earnings for the first quarter of this year and last year included the impact of valuing an interest rate swap at fair value. Excluding this item, first quarter 2016 earnings were $64.3 million, or $5.42 per share, compared to $65.4 million, or $5.26 per share, last year (see Summary of Earnings table below).
Sales for the petroleum additives segment for the first quarter of 2016 were $506.1 million, down 8.8% versus the same period last year, due mainly to changes in selling prices, mix and lower shipments. Petroleum additives operating profit for the first quarter of 2016 was $100.4 million, a 4.4% decrease over first quarter operating profit last year of $105.0 million. The decrease was due to changes in selling price and lower shipments, substantially offset by lower raw material costs. Petroleum additives shipments for the first quarter of 2016 were down 3.4% from the same period last year. Decreases in lubricant additives shipments in North America and Latin America were partially offset by increases in Asia Pacific and Europe, and fuel additive decreases in North America and Europe were partially offset by increases in Asia Pacific and Latin America.
During the first quarter, we repurchased 98,867 shares of our stock at a cost of $35.8 million, or an average cost per share of $362.25. We also funded capital expenditures of $28.4 million primarily to support the construction of the Singapore Plant, and we paid dividends of $19.0 million.
We are pleased with the strong performance of the petroleum additives segment, evidenced by just over $100 million in operating profit in the first quarter of 2016. Our operating profit margin for the rolling four quarters ended March 31, 2016 was 17.8%, which is consistent with our long term expectations for the performance of the petroleum additives business. We are continuing to invest in the future with robust spending in research and development to position us to meet our customers’ business needs with innovative solutions. We are also nearing the completion of phase one of our Singapore manufacturing facility. Phase two is expected to be completed in 2018, and will more than double our investment there. 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.




 
 
Summary of Earnings
(In millions, except per-share amounts)
 
 
Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
 
2016
 
2015
Net Income:
 
 
 
 
Net income
 
$
61.9

 
$
63.9

Loss (gain) on interest rate swap agreement
 
2.4

 
1.5

Income excluding the above special item
 
$
64.3

 
$
65.4

Diluted Earnings Per Share:
 
 
 
 
Net income
 
$
5.22

 
$
5.14

Loss (gain) on interest rate swap agreement
 
0.20

 
0.12

Income excluding the above special item
 
$
5.42

 
$
5.26


Sincerely,
Thomas E. Gottwald
The results for this year and last year include the impact of valuing an interest rate swap at fair value. The Company is reporting net income and related per share amounts including this item, as well as excluding it, in the Summary of Earnings table included in the earnings release. The Segment Results and Other Financial Information table included in this earnings release includes a non-GAAP financial measure, Income before Special Items and Income Tax Expense, which is reconciled to a GAAP measure. The Company has also included the non-GAAP financial measure EBITDA in this earnings release. A schedule following the financial statements included in this earnings release is provided reflecting the calculation of EBITDA, defined as income from continuing operations before the deduction of interest and financing expenses, income taxes, depreciation and amortization. EBITDA is shown on the schedule both including and excluding the interest rate swap agreement. The Company believes that even though these items are not required by or presented in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), these additional measures enhance understanding of the Company’s performance and period to period comparability. The Company believes that these items 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, April 28, 2016 to review first quarter 2016 financial results. You can access the conference call live by dialing 1-877-407-9210 (domestic) or 1-201-689-8049 (international) and requesting the NewMarket conference call. To avoid delays, callers should dial in five minutes early. The call will also be broadcast via the Internet and can be accessed through the Company’s website at www.NewMarket.com or www.investorcalendar.com. A teleconference replay of the call will be available until May 5, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. EDT by dialing 1-877-660-6853 (domestic) or 1-201-612-7415 (international). The conference ID number is 13634255. 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 manufacturing facilities, including single-sourced facilities; the ability to respond effectively to technological changes in our industry; failure to protect our intellectual property rights; failure to attract and retain a highly-qualified workforce; hazards common to chemical businesses; competition from other manufacturers; sudden or sharp raw material price increases; the gain or loss of significant customers; 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 fluctuations in foreign exchange rates; an information technology system failure; political, economic, and regulatory factors concerning our products; future governmental regulation; resolution of environmental liabilities or legal proceedings; and our inability to realize expected benefits from investment in our infrastructure or future acquisitions or our inability to successfully



integrate future acquisitions into our business; 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 2015 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 come up 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)

 
 
Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
 
2016
 
2015
Revenue:
 
 
 
 
Petroleum additives
 
$
506,143

 
$
554,765

All other (a)
 
3,784

 
4,801

Total
 
$
509,927

 
$
559,566

Segment operating profit:
 
 
 
 
Petroleum additives
 
$
100,389

 
$
105,025

All other (a)
 
236

 
2,099

Segment operating profit
 
100,625

 
107,124

Corporate unallocated expense
 
(5,270
)
 
(7,015
)
Interest and financing expenses
 
(4,188
)
 
(3,816
)
Other income (expense), net
 
1,633

 
(248
)
Income before special item and income tax expense
 
92,800

 
96,045

Gain (loss) on an interest rate swap agreement (b)
 
(3,854
)
 
(2,408
)
Income before income tax expense
 
$
88,946

 
$
93,637

Net income
 
$
61,931

 
$
63,947

Earnings per share - basic and diluted
 
$
5.22

 
$
5.14


Notes to Segment Results and Other Financial Information
(a) "All other" includes the results of our tetraethyl lead (TEL) business, as well as certain contracted manufacturing and services associated with Ethyl Corporation.

(b) The gain (loss) on an interest rate swap agreement represents the change, since the beginning of the reporting period, in the fair value of an interest rate swap which we entered into on June 25, 2009. We are not using hedge accounting to record the changes to fair value of the interest rate swap and, accordingly, any change in the fair value is immediately recognized in earnings.






NEWMARKET CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(In thousands, except per-share amounts, unaudited)

 
 
Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
 
2016
 
2015
Net sales
 
$
509,927

 
$
559,566

Cost of goods sold
 
334,377

 
378,294

Gross profit
 
175,550

 
181,272

Selling, general, and administrative expenses
 
40,940

 
41,809

Research, development, and testing expenses
 
39,216

 
39,685

Operating profit
 
95,394

 
99,778

Interest and financing expenses, net
 
4,188

 
3,816

Other income (expense), net (a)
 
(2,260
)
 
(2,325
)
Income before income tax expense
 
88,946

 
93,637

Income tax expense
 
27,015

 
29,690

Net income
 
$
61,931

 
$
63,947

Earnings per share - basic and diluted
 
$
5.22

 
$
5.14

Cash dividends declared per share
 
$
1.60

 
$
1.40


Notes to Consolidated Statements of Income

(a)
On June 25, 2009, we entered into an interest rate swap. Other income (expense), net includes a loss on the interest rate swap of $3.9 million for the three months ended March 31, 2016 and $2.4 million for the three months ended March 31, 2015. We are not using hedge accounting to record the changes to fair value of the interest rate swap, and accordingly, any change in the fair value is immediately recognized in earnings.






NEWMARKET CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands except share amounts, unaudited)

 
 
March 31,
2016
 
December 31,
2015
ASSETS
 
 
 
 
Current assets:
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
 
$
122,256

 
$
93,424

Trade and other accounts receivable, less allowance for doubtful accounts ($466 - 2016; $487 - 2015)
 
314,171

 
287,967

Inventories
 
302,871

 
351,631

Prepaid expenses and other current assets
 
34,493

 
35,370

Total current assets
 
773,791

 
768,392

Property, plant, and equipment, at cost
 
1,170,539

 
1,128,989

Less accumulated depreciation and amortization
 
738,726

 
726,543

Net property, plant, and equipment
 
431,813

 
402,446

Prepaid pension cost
 
23,025

 
20,430

Deferred income taxes
 
41,158

 
44,729

Intangibles (net of amortization) and goodwill
 
9,762

 
10,907

Deferred charges and other assets
 
37,891

 
39,345

Total assets
 
$
1,317,440

 
$
1,286,249

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
 
 
 
 
Current liabilities:
 
 
 
 
Accounts payable
 
$
112,966

 
$
128,745

Accrued expenses
 
88,907

 
99,511

Dividends payable
 
17,389

 
17,594

Income taxes payable
 
15,678

 
12,773

Other current liabilities
 
5,165

 
5,057

Total current liabilities
 
240,105

 
263,680

Long-term debt
 
541,124

 
490,920

Other noncurrent liabilities
 
145,063

 
144,085

Total liabilities
 
926,292

 
898,685

Shareholders' equity:
 
 
 
 
Common stock and paid-in capital (without par value); issued and outstanding shares - 11,848,949 in 2016 and 11,948,446 in 2015
 
428

 
0

Accumulated other comprehensive loss
 
(148,787
)
 
(144,526
)
Retained earnings
 
539,507

 
532,090

Total shareholders' equity
 
391,148

 
387,564

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity
 
$
1,317,440

 
$
1,286,249








NEWMARKET CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
SELECTED CONSOLIDATED CASH FLOW DATA
(In thousands, unaudited)

 
 
Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
 
2016
 
2015
Net income
 
$
61,931

 
$
63,947

Depreciation and amortization
 
10,680

 
10,186

Cash pension and postretirement contributions
 
(6,383
)
 
(6,730
)
Noncash pension and postretirement expense
 
3,039

 
5,837

Working capital changes
 
(7,901
)
 
(13,806
)
Capital expenditures
 
(28,446
)
 
(20,424
)
Net borrowings under revolving credit facility
 
45,000

 
10,000

Repurchases of common stock
 
(35,815
)
 
(1,042
)
Dividends paid
 
(18,959
)
 
(17,421
)
All other
 
5,686

 
(14,307
)
Increase in cash and cash equivalents
 
$
28,832

 
$
16,240







NEWMARKET CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
NON-GAAP FINANCIAL INFORMATION
(In thousands, unaudited)

 
 
Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
 
2016
 
2015
Net Income
 
$
61,931

 
$
63,947

Add:
 
 
 
 
Interest and financing expenses, net
 
4,188

 
3,816

Income tax expense
 
27,015

 
29,690

Depreciation and amortization
 
10,410

 
9,914

EBITDA
 
103,544

 
107,367

(Less) plus: (Gain) loss on interest rate swap agreement
 
3,854

 
2,408

EBITDA, as adjusted
 
$
107,398

 
$
109,775