NewMarket Corporation Reports Second Quarter and First Half 2019 Results 
7/31/2019 
  • Second Quarter Net Income of $74.2 Million and Earnings Per Share of $6.63
  • Petroleum Additives Second Quarter Operating Profit of $103.0 Million

Richmond, VA, July 31, 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 second quarter and first half of 2019.

Net income for the second quarter of 2019 was $74.2 million, compared to net income of $52.9 million for the second quarter of 2018.  Earnings per share increased to $6.63 per share from $4.53 per share in the prior year period.  For the first half of 2019, net income was $136.4 million, or $12.20 per share, compared to net income of $113.5 million, or $9.67 per share, for the first half of last year.

Sales for the petroleum additives segment for the second quarter of 2019 were $560.8 million, down from $596.2 million versus the second quarter of 2018.  This decrease was due mainly to lower shipments partially offset by increased selling prices.  Petroleum additives operating profit for the second quarter of 2019 was $103.0 million, compared to $71.5 million for the same period last year. The increase was due to changes in selling prices, and lower raw material and conversion costs, partially offset by lower shipments.  Shipments were down 8.4% from the same period last year, mainly due to decreases in lubricant additives shipments in Europe and Latin America, and fuel additives shipments in Europe, North America and Latin America.

Petroleum additives sales for the first half of the year were $1.1 billion, compared to sales in the first half of last year of $1.2 billion.  Similar to the quarter, this decrease was due mainly to lower shipments partially offset by increased selling prices.  Petroleum additives operating profit for the first half of the year was $190.9 million compared to $155.7 million for the first half of 2018.  The drivers for this increase were similar to those affecting the quarterly comparison of operating profit.  Shipments decreased 10.4% 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.  Shipments have been lower in recent quarters due to decisions not to renew certain low margin business, as well as softening global demand for petroleum additives products, although we have begun to see evidence that this trend is starting to reverse.

While we are encouraged by our strong operating results for the second quarter and first half of 2019 compared to the same periods last year, it is important we acknowledge the challenging economic environment that drove disappointing results in the prior-year periods.  Petroleum additives operating margin for the rolling four quarters ended June 30, 2019 was 15.8% which is at the lower end of the historical ranges our shareholders have come to expect.

During the first half of 2019, we funded capital expenditures of $23.2 million, paid dividends of $39.2 million, and repaid $87.3 million of borrowings on our revolving credit facility.

We have begun to see some turnaround from the challenging economic environment we have faced over the past two years, which was marked by sustained increases in raw material prices and softening global demand. Until we see stability in this environment, margin improvement will continue to be a top priority.  We have continued to manage our business to satisfy customer needs while generating solid operating results, making decisions we believe will promote the greatest long-term value for our shareholders, customers and employees.  We continue to believe that the fundamentals of our industry as a whole remain unchanged, with the petroleum additives market growing at 1% to 2% annually for the foreseeable future.  We continue to believe that we will exceed that growth rate over the long term.

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 and amortization. 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, August 1, 2019, to review second quarter 2019 financial results. You can access the conference call live by dialing 1-844-602-0380 (domestic) or 1-862-298-0970 (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 August 8, 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 50411.  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/50411.  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)

 

 

 

Second Quarter Ended
June 30,

 

Six Months Ended
June 30,

 

 

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

Revenue:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Petroleum additives

 

$

560,824

 

 

$

596,202

 

 

$

1,093,503

 

 

$

1,183,110

 

All other

 

2,593

 

 

2,750

 

 

6,530

 

 

5,087

 

Total

 

$

563,417

 

 

$

598,952

 

 

$

1,100,033

 

 

$

1,188,197

 

Segment operating profit:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Petroleum additives

 

$

102,992

 

 

$

71,530

 

 

$

190,855

 

 

$

155,670

 

All other

 

(342

)

 

406

 

 

169

 

 

329

 

Segment operating profit

 

102,650

 

 

71,936

 

 

191,024

 

 

155,999

 

Corporate unallocated expense

 

(4,275

)

 

(4,967

)

 

(9,369

)

 

(10,631

)

Interest and financing expenses

 

(7,741

)

 

(5,565

)

 

(15,753

)

 

(10,729

)

Other income (expense), net

 

6,057

 

 

8,161

 

 

11,597

 

 

16,237

 

Income before income tax expense

 

$

96,691

 

 

$

69,565

 

 

$

177,499

 

 

$

150,876

 

Net income

 

$

74,174

 

 

$

52,885

 

 

$

136,379

 

 

$

113,450

 

Earnings per share - basic and diluted

 

$

6.63

 

 

$

4.53

 

 

$

12.20

 

 

$

9.67

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


NEWMARKET CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

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

 

 

 

Second Quarter Ended
June 30,

 

Six Months Ended
June 30,

 

 

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

Net sales

 

$

563,417

 

 

$

598,952

 

 

$

1,100,033

 

 

$

1,188,197

 

Cost of goods sold

 

392,584

 

 

453,093

 

 

776,331

 

 

885,555

 

Gross profit

 

170,833

 

 

145,859

 

 

323,702

 

 

302,642

 

Selling, general, and administrative expenses

 

35,021

 

 

41,999

 

 

71,794

 

 

82,912

 

Research, development, and testing expenses

 

37,137

 

 

36,729

 

 

70,361

 

 

71,024

 

Operating profit

 

98,675

 

 

67,131

 

 

181,547

 

 

148,706

 

Interest and financing expenses, net

 

7,741

 

 

5,565

 

 

15,753

 

 

10,729

 

Other income (expense), net

 

5,757

 

 

7,999

 

 

11,705

 

 

12,899

 

Income before income tax expense

 

96,691

 

 

69,565

 

 

177,499

 

 

150,876

 

Income tax expense

 

22,517

 

 

16,680

 

 

41,120

 

 

37,426

 

Net income

 

$

74,174

 

 

$

52,885

 

 

$

136,379

 

 

$

113,450

 

Earnings per share - basic and diluted

 

$

6.63

 

 

$

4.53

 

 

$

12.20

 

 

$

9.67

 

Cash dividends declared per share

 

$

1.75

 

 

$

1.75

 

 

$

3.50

 

 

$

3.50

 

 

 

 

 


NEWMARKET CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands except share amounts, unaudited)

 

 

 

June 30,
 2019

 

December 31,
 2018

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

73,219

 

 

$

73,040

 

Trade and other accounts receivable, less allowance for doubtful accounts

 

349,210

 

 

314,860

 

Inventories

 

376,481

 

 

396,341

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

30,524

 

 

29,179

 

Total current assets

 

829,434

 

 

813,420

 

Property, plant, and equipment, net

 

629,724

 

 

644,138

 

Intangibles (net of amortization) and goodwill

 

133,945

 

 

136,039

 

Prepaid pension cost

 

94,853

 

 

88,705

 

Operating lease right-of-use assets

 

55,739

 

 

0

 

Deferred income taxes

 

5,039

 

 

5,094

 

Deferred charges and other assets

 

18,251

 

 

9,878

 

Total assets

 

$

1,766,985

 

 

$

1,697,274

 

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

$

164,956

 

 

$

151,631

 

Accrued expenses

 

70,016

 

 

91,202

 

Dividends payable

 

17,884

 

 

17,923

 

Income taxes payable

 

11,481

 

 

6,431

 

  Operating lease liabilities

 

13,537

 

 

0

 

Other current liabilities

 

5,605

 

 

4,114

 

Total current liabilities

 

283,479

 

 

271,301

 

Long-term debt

 

678,803

 

 

770,999

 

Operating lease liabilities - noncurrent

 

42,157

 

 

0

 

Other noncurrent liabilities

 

173,370

 

 

165,067

 

Total liabilities

 

1,177,809

 

 

1,207,367

 

Shareholders' equity:

 

 

 

 

Common stock and paid-in capital (without par value; issued and outstanding shares - 11,188,126 at June 30, 2019 and 11,184,482 at December 31, 2018)

 

949

 

 

0

 

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

(180,263

)

 

(181,316

)

Retained earnings

 

768,490

 

 

671,223

 

Total shareholders' equity

 

589,176

 

 

489,907

 

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

 

$

1,766,985

 

 

$

1,697,274

 

 

 


NEWMARKET CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

SELECTED CONSOLIDATED CASH FLOW DATA

(In thousands, unaudited)

 

 

 

Six Months Ended
June 30,

 

 

2019

 

2018

Net income

 

$

136,379

 

 

$

113,450

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

43,716

 

 

35,220

 

Cash pension and postretirement contributions

 

(4,869

)

 

(13,756

)

Working capital changes

 

(27,079

)

 

(74,506

)

Deferred income tax expense (benefit)

 

4,154

 

 

(813

)

Capital expenditures

 

(23,219

)

 

(42,601

)

Net (repayments) borrowings under revolving credit facility

 

(87,296

)

 

157,000

 

Repurchases of common stock

 

0

 

 

(123,316

)

Dividends paid

 

(39,158

)

 

(40,821

)

All other

 

(2,449

)

 

15,766

 

Increase in cash and cash equivalents

 

$

179

 

 

$

25,623

 

 


NEWMARKET CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL INFORMATION

(In thousands, unaudited)

 

 

 

Second Quarter Ended
June 30,

 

Six Months Ended
June 30,

 

 

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

Net Income

 

$

74,174

 

 

$

52,885

 

 

$

136,379

 

 

$

113,450

 

Add:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest and financing expenses, net

 

7,741

 

 

5,565

 

 

15,753

 

 

10,729

 

Income tax expense

 

22,517

 

 

16,680

 

 

41,120

 

 

37,426

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

21,492

 

 

17,270

 

 

43,146

 

 

34,649

 

EBITDA

 

$

125,924

 

 

$

92,400

 

 

$

236,398

 

 

$

196,254