The Chemours Company Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Results; Robust Performance Across All Segments and Key Financial Metrics

February 14, 2018 | By forimmediaterele | Filed in: Press Releases.

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WILMINGTON, Del., Feb. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ —

Fourth Quarter 2017 Highlights

  • Net Sales of $1.6 billion, up 19%
  • Net Income of $228 million, up $458 million with EPS of $1.19 per diluted share, up $2.45 per diluted share
  • Adjusted Net Income of $229 million, up $196 million with Adjusted EPS of $1.19 per diluted share, up $1.01 per diluted share
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $394 million, up 65%

Full Year 2017 Highlights

  • Net Sales of $6.2 billion, up 15%
  • Net Income of $746 million, up $739 million with EPS of $3.91 per diluted share, up $3.87 per diluted share
  • Adjusted Net Income of $729 million, up $516 million with Adjusted EPS of $3.82 per diluted share, up $2.66 per diluted share
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $1.4 billion, up 73%
  • Cash provided by operating activities of $639 million, up $45 million after $335 million August 2017 legal settlement payment

Other Highlights

  • Share repurchases of approximately $150 million since December 1, 2017, including $34 million completed in January 2018
  • Expecting higher EPS and Free Cash Flow from impact of tax reform, on reaffirmed 2018 Adjusted EBITDA outlook

The Chemours Company (Chemours) (NYSE: CC), a global chemistry company with leading market positions in titanium technologies, fluoroproducts and chemical solutions, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full-year 2017.

Chemours President and CEO Mark Vergnano said: “We ended the year with tremendous momentum in all three of our segments, which contributed to a great fourth quarter and an incredible 2017. In Fluoroproducts, the combination of increased adoption of Opteon™ refrigerants, higher demand for our fluoropolymers, and higher base refrigerant pricing led to significant segment-level growth.  Chemical Solutions profitability improved on strong demand in most product lines, which, along with lower costs, more than made up for the impact from the 2016 divestitures and site closure. Finally, we saw customer preference for our Ti-Pure™ TiO2 translate into higher volumes in Titanium Technologies. At the same time, we worked closely with our customers to price our Ti-Pure™ pigment toward the value-in-use we believe it should reflect.”

“With 2017 Adjusted EBITDA of $1.4 billion and our net leverage position below 2 times, we believe our annual performance illustrated the success of our transformation plan, surpassing our earnings improvement targets by over $300 million and our leverage target by more than a turn of Adjusted EBITDA,” continued Vergnano.

“This positive momentum enabled us to begin executing on our new capital allocation strategy immediately. Following our December investor day through January 2018, we repurchased approximately $150 million of shares under our $500 million share repurchase authorization, demonstrating our current financial strength and confidence in our future,” commented Vergnano. “We have ample flexibility to continue repurchasing the balance of our shares and pursue accretive growth investments across the company.”

Fourth quarter net sales were $1.6 billion, a 19 percent increase from $1.3 billion in the prior-year quarter. Higher prices, primarily for Ti-Pure™ titanium dioxide, added 10 percent to revenue, while volume across all segments grew revenue by 8 percent. Favorable currency in the quarter resulted in a 2 percent revenue increase. Fourth quarter net income of $228 million increased $458 million in comparison to last year’s fourth quarter net loss of $230 million. The fourth quarter of 2016 was impacted by the $335 million legal settlement charge. Fourth quarter 2017 diluted earnings per share was $1.19, compared to a loss of $1.26 per diluted share in last year’s fourth quarter, which also reflected the impact of last year’s legal settlement charge. Adjusted EBITDA for the fourth quarter of 2017 was $394 million, a 65 percent increase from $239 million in the fourth quarter of 2016. This improvement reflected the same factors that drove revenue increases in the quarter.

Full-year 2017 net sales were $6.2 billion, a 15 percent increase from $5.4 billion in 2016. Volume growth across all segments, added 11 percent to revenue, driven primarily by the adoption of Opteon™ refrigerants. Higher prices, primarily for Ti-Pure™ titanium dioxide, increased revenue by an additional 8 percent. Currency was negligible on a year-over-year basis, while portfolio effects of divestitures and site closure within Chemical Solutions were a 4 percent headwind in 2017. Full-year 2017 net income of $746 million increased $739 million in comparison to net income of $7 million in the prior year. Diluted earnings per share for 2017 was $3.91, compared to $0.04 per diluted share in 2016. Last year’s net income and diluted earnings per share included a gain of $254 million from the sale of businesses in the Chemical Solutions segment recorded during 2016, but were also unfavorably impacted by the legal settlement charge recorded during the fourth quarter. Adjusted EBITDA for 2017 was $1.4 billion, a 73 percent increase compared to $822 million in 2016. This improvement was primarily the result of higher prices and increased volume across all businesses, partially offset by higher spending on transformation activities, performance-based compensation, and certain higher raw material costs.

Fluoroproducts
Fluoroproducts segment sales in the fourth quarter were $656 million, an increase of 15 percent versus the prior-year quarter. Volume increased compared to last year’s fourth quarter due to continued adoption of Opteon™ refrigerants and greater demand for base refrigerants and fluoropolymers. Higher average prices of base refrigerants and favorable year-over-year pricing for fluoropolymer products were mostly offset by Opteon™ contractual pricing adjustments. Segment Adjusted EBITDA was $159 million, up 43 percent versus the prior-year quarter, a result of higher prices and volume.

For the full year, Fluoroproducts segment sales were $2.7 billion, a 17 percent increase versus the prior year. Strong adoption of Opteon™ refrigerants and increased demand for fluoropolymers drove the volume increase. Higher average prices of base refrigerants were partially offset by lower average price of Opteon™ mobile refrigerants and fluoropolymer products. Segment Adjusted EBITDA was $669 million, up 50 percent versus the prior year, reflecting higher price and increased volumes, modestly offset by higher expenses related to transformation initiatives, increased performance-based compensation, and water treatment costs.

Chemical Solutions
Chemical Solutions segment sales in the fourth quarter 2017 were $134 million, a 3 percent increase versus the prior-year quarter. Strong demand for Performance Chemicals & Intermediates products was partially offset by lower Mining Solutions volume due to planned maintenance during the quarter. Higher pricing was driven by improvements in the Performance Chemicals & Intermediates businesses. Segment Adjusted EBITDA was $20 million compared to $9 million in the prior-year quarter with the increase primarily related to higher volume of retained businesses, lower fixed costs, and higher licensing income.

For the full year, Chemical Solutions segment sales were $571 million, a 26 percent decline versus the prior year. Higher demand for Mining Solutions and Performance Chemicals & Intermediates products and modestly higher pricing for Performance Chemicals & Intermediates products were offset by a reduction of sales associated with divestitures and site closure in 2016. Segment Adjusted EBITDA was $57 million compared to $39 million in 2016 with the increase primarily related to lower costs across the segment and improved profitability at the Belle, West Virginia facility.

Titanium Technologies
In the fourth quarter, Titanium Technologies segment sales were $785 million, a 26 percent increase versus the prior-year quarter, driven by higher global average selling prices, as well as increased year-over-year volume for Ti-Pure™ titanium dioxide. Segment Adjusted EBITDA was $261 million, a 66 percent year-over-year improvement, also a result of higher Ti-Pure™ titanium dioxide pricing and volume. 

For the full year, Titanium Technologies segment sales were $3.0 billion, an increase of 25 percent versus the prior-year, driven by increased global average selling prices and higher demand for Ti-Pure™ titanium dioxide. Higher pricing and volumes also contributed to an 85 percent increase in segment Adjusted EBITDA to $862 million. These results were partially offset by an increase in certain raw material costs, higher distribution expenses, and higher expenses related to transformation initiatives and performance-based compensation.

Corporate and Other
Corporate and Other represented a negative $46 million of Adjusted EBITDA, $8 million higher than last year’s fourth quarter. This increase was primarily related to higher environmental and transformation-related spending and performance-based compensation. For the full year, Corporate and Other represented a negative $166 million of Adjusted EBITDA versus a negative $128 million in the prior year, a result of higher legal defense costs, transformation-related costs and performance-based compensation costs.

The company realized a cash tax rate of approximately 8 percent during the fourth quarter, and 9 percent for the 2017 fiscal year. The impact of recent US tax reform was immaterial in 2017 as we recognized a benefit from the remeasurement of our net U.S. deferred tax liability, which was almost fully offset by the net impact of the “toll charge.” The company now expects a moderately lower effective tax rate going forward. 

Liquidity
As of December 31, 2017, gross consolidated debt was approximately $4.1 billion. Debt, net of $1.6 billion cash, was approximately $2.6 billion, resulting in a net debt-to-Adjusted EBITDA ratio of approximately 1.8 times on a trailing twelve-month basis.

Cash provided by operating activities for the fourth quarter of 2017 was $303 million, versus $269 million in the fourth quarter of 2016. Free Cash Flow (FCF) for the fourth quarter was $138 million versus the previous year quarter of $166 million. The lower FCF was primarily related to higher capital spending in 2017 versus 2016.

For the full year 2017, cash provided by operating activities was $639 million, reflecting the $335 million legal settlement payment completed in August 2017. This was in comparison to $594 million in 2016, which included a $190 million benefit of the prepayment received from DuPont. Full-year Free Cash Flow was $228 million, $28 million lower than the previous year. Excluding the 2016 DuPont prepayment and the 2017 settlement payment, 2017 Free Cash Flow of $563 million represented a $497 million improvement versus the previous year.

Outlook
The company expects to deliver 2018 Adjusted EBITDA within a range of $1.7 to $1.85 billion, a 25 percent increase at the midpoint over 2017. Additionally, the company anticipates Adjusted EPS and Free Cash Flow to benefit from the recent United States tax reform. Adjusted EPS is now expected to be within a range of $4.95 to $5.60, and Free Cash Flow is expected to be greater than $600 million.

Conference Call
As previously announced, Chemours will hold a conference call and webcast on Thursday, February 15, 2018 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 titanium technologies, fluoroproducts and chemical solutions, 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 plastics and coatings, refrigeration and air conditioning, mining and general industrial manufacturing, and electronics. Our flagship products include prominent brands such as Teflon™, Ti-Pure™, Krytox™, Viton™, Opteon™, Freon™ and Nafion™.  Chemours has approximately 7,000 employees and 26 manufacturing sites serving approximately 4,000 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.

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, Return on Invested Capital (ROIC) 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, ROIC 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 and prospects, 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, 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, 2017. Chemours assumes no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statement for any reason, except as required by law.

CONTACT

MEDIA

Alvenia Scarborough
Director of Brand Marketing and Corporate Communications
+1.302.773.4507
media@chemours.com   

INVESTORS

Alisha Bellezza
Treasurer and Director of Investor Relations
+1.302.773.2263
investor@chemours.com  

The Chemours Company

Consolidated Statements of Operations

(Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)

Year Ended December 31,

2017

2016

2015

Net sales

$

6,183

$

5,400

$

5,717

Cost of goods sold

4,429

4,290

4,762

Gross profit

1,754

1,110

955

Selling, general, and administrative expense

602

934

632

Research and development expense

80

80

97

Restructuring and asset-related charges, net

57

170

333

Goodwill impairment

25

Total expenses

739

1,184

1,087

Equity in earnings of affiliates

33

29

22

Interest expense, net

(215)

(213)

(132)

Other income, net

79

247

54

Income (loss) before income taxes

912

(11)

(188)

Provision for (benefit from) income taxes

165

(18)

(98)

Net income (loss)

747

7

(90)

Less: Net income attributable to non-controlling interests

1

Net income (loss) attributable to Chemours

$

746

$

7

$

(90)

Per share data

Basic earnings (loss) per share of common stock

$

4.04

$

0.04

$

(0.50)

Diluted earnings (loss) per share of common stock

3.91

0.04

(0.50)

Dividends per share of common stock

0.29

0.12

0.58

The Chemours Company

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)

December 31,

2017

2016

Assets

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

1,556

$

902

Accounts and notes receivable, net

919

807

Inventories

935

767

Prepaid expenses and other

83

77

Total current assets

3,493

2,553

Property, plant, and equipment

8,511

7,997

Less: Accumulated depreciation

(5,503)

(5,213)

Property, plant, and equipment, net

3,008

2,784

Goodwill and other intangible assets, net

166

170

Investments in affiliates

173

136

Other assets

453

417

Total assets

$

7,293

$

6,060

Liabilities

Current liabilities:

Accounts payable

$

1,075

$

884

Current maturities of long-term debt

15

15

Other accrued liabilities

558

872

Total current liabilities

1,648

1,771

Long-term debt, net

4,097

3,529

Deferred income taxes

208

132

Other liabilities

475

524

Total liabilities

6,428

5,956

Commitments and contingent liabilities

Equity

Common stock (par value $0.01 per share; 810,000,000 shares authorized;
185,343,034 shares issued and 182,956,628 shares outstanding at December 31, 2017;
182,600,533 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2016)

2

2

Treasury stock at cost (2,386,406 shares at December 31, 2017;

nil at December 31, 2016)

(116)

Additional paid-in capital

837

789

Retained earnings (accumulated deficit)

579

(114)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(442)

(577)

Total Chemours stockholders’equity

860

100

Non-controlling interests

5

4

Total equity

865

104

Total liabilities and equity

$

7,293

$

6,060

The Chemours Company

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(Dollars in millions)

Year Ended December 31,

2017

2016

2015

Cash flows from operating activities

Net income (loss)

$

747

$

7

$

(90)

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

Depreciation and amortization

273

284

267

Asset-related charges

3

124

206

(Gain) loss on sale of assets and businesses

(22)

(254)

9

Equity in earnings of affiliates, net

(33)

(12)

Amortization of deferred financing costs and issuance discount

13

20

8

Deferred tax provision (benefit)

83

(111)

(198)

Other operating charges and credits, net

41

52

7

Decrease (increase) in operating assets:

Accounts and notes receivable, net

(88)

5

(64)

Inventories and other operating assets

(208)

147

19

(Decrease) increase in operating liabilities:

Accounts payable and other operating liabilities

(170)

332

18

Cash provided by operating activities

639

594

182

Cash flows from investing activities

Purchases of property, plant, and equipment

(411)

(338)

(519)

Proceeds from sales of assets and businesses, net

39

708

12

Investments in affiliates

(1)

(32)

Foreign exchange contract settlements, net

2

(12)

42

Cash (used for) provided by investing activities

(370)

357

(497)

Cash flows from financing activities

Proceeds from issuance of debt, net

495

3,491

Debt repayments

(27)

(381)

(10)

Payment of deferred financing fees

(6)

(4)

(79)

Purchases of treasury stock at cost

(106)

Cash provided at Separation by DuPont

247

Net transfers to DuPont

(2,857)

Proceeds from exercised stock options, net

31

11

Tax payments related to withholdings on vested restricted stock units

(12)

Payment of dividends

(22)

(22)

(105)

Cash provided by (used for) financing activities

353

(396)

687

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

32

(19)

(6)

Increase in cash and cash equivalents

654

536

366

Cash and cash equivalents at January 1,

902

366

Cash and cash equivalents at December 31,

$

1,556

$

902

$

366

Supplemental cash flows information

Cash paid during the year for:

Interest, net of amounts capitalized

$

208

$

208

$

103

Income taxes, net of refunds

79

50

53

Non-cash investing and financing activities:

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

$

(14)

$

(12)

$

45

Obligations incurred under build-to-suit lease arrangement

8

Purchases of treasury stock not settled by year-end

10

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 /

2017

2016

(Decrease)

2017

(Decrease)

Titanium Technologies

$

785

$

623

$

162

$

799

$

(14)

Fluoroproducts

656

569

87

637

19

Chemical Solutions

134

130

4

148

(14)

Total Net Sales

$

1,575

$

1,322

$

253

$

1,584

$

(9)

Segment Adjusted EBITDA

Three Months

Three Months Ended

Ended

Sequential

December 31,

Increase /

September 30,

Increase /

2017

2016

(Decrease)

2017

(Decrease)

Titanium Technologies

$

261

$

157

$

104

$

249

$

12

Fluoroproducts

159

111

48

158

1

Chemical Solutions

20

9

11

18

2

Corporate and Other

(46)

(38)

(8)

(44)

(2)

Total Adjusted EBITDA

$

394

$

239

$

155

$

381

$

13

Adjusted EBITDA Margin

25%

18%

24%

Quarterly Change in Net Sales from December 31, 2016

Percentage

Percentage Change Due To

December 31, 2017

Net Sales

Change vs.

December 31, 2016

Local Price

Volume

Currency

 Effect

Portfolio /

 Other

Total Company

$

1,575

20

%

10

%

8

%

2

%

%

Titanium Technologies

$

785

26

%

20

%

4

%

2

%

%

Fluoroproducts

656

15

%

1

%

13

%

1

%

%

Chemical Solutions

134

3

%

2

%

4

%

%

(3)

%

Quarterly Change in Net Sales from September 30, 2017

Percentage

Percentage Change Due To

December 31, 2017

Net Sales

Change vs.

September 30, 2017

Local Price

Volume

Currency Effect

Portfolio / Other

Total Company

$

1,575

(2)%

4

%

(6)%

%

%

Titanium Technologies

$

785

(2)%

4

%

(6)%

%

%

Fluoroproducts

656

3

%

%

3

%

%

%

Chemical Solutions

134

(10)%

1

%

(11)%

%

%

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 Tabular Reconciliations

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 charges, and other charges, net; 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,

2017

2016

2017

2017

2016

Net income (loss) attributable to Chemours

$

228

$

(230)

$

207

$

746

$

7

Non-operating pension and other post-retirement employee benefit income

(10)

(1)

(7)

(34)

(20)

Exchange losses (gains)

20

4

(3)

57

Restructuring charges

26

11

8

57

51

Asset-related charges (1)

14

1

3

124

(Gain) loss on sale of assets or businesses (2)

(8)

3

(22)

(254)

Transaction costs (3)

1

1

3

19

Legal and other charges (4)

336

7

18

359

Adjustments made to income taxes (5,7)

(3)

18

(11)

(25)

18

Benefit from income taxes relating to reconciling items (6,7)

(4)

(139)

(5)

(14)

(148)

Adjusted Net Income

229

33

205

729

213

Net income attributable to non-controlling interests

1

Interest expense, net

54

56

55

215

213

Depreciation and amortization

69

72

62

273

284

All remaining provision for income taxes (7)

42

78

59

204

112

Adjusted EBITDA

$

394

$

239

$

381

$

1,422

$

822

(1)       Asset-related charges for the three months ended December 31, 2016 includes pre-tax impairment charges of $13 associated with the sale of the Company’s corporate headquarters building located in Wilmington, Delaware. Asset-related charges for the year ended December 31, 2016 includes the previously-mentioned $13, plus pre-tax impairment charges of $58 and $48 associated with the sales of the Company’s Sulfur business and its aniline facility in Pascagoula, Mississippi, respectively.

(2)       (Gain) loss on sale of assets or businesses for the three months ended December 31, 2017 includes a $9 gain associated with the sale of the Company’s land in Repauno, New Jersey that was previously deferred and realized upon meeting certain milestones, net of certain losses on other disposals. (Gain) loss on sale of assets or businesses for the year ended December 31, 2017 includes a $13 gain associated with the sale of the Company’s land in Repauno, New Jersey that was previously deferred and realized upon meeting certain milestones, and a $12 gain associated with the sale of the Company’s Edge Moor, Delaware plant site, net of certain losses on other disposals. (Gain) loss on sale of assets or businesses for the year ended December 31, 2016 includes gains of $169 and $89 associated with the sales of the Company’s Clean & Disinfect (C&D) business and its aniline facility in Beaumont, Texas, respectively.

(3)       Includes accounting, legal, and bankers’ transaction fees incurred related to the Company’s strategic initiatives, which includes pre-sale transaction costs incurred in connection with the sales of the Company’s C&D and Sulfur businesses in 2016.

(4)       Includes litigation settlements, water treatment accruals, and lease termination charges. The three months and year ended December 31, 2016 includes $335 in litigation accruals associated with the PFOA MDL Settlement.

(5)       Includes the removal of certain discrete income tax impacts within the Company’s provision for (benefit from) income taxes. For the three months ended December 31, 2017, the adjustment is primarily attributable to a benefit for the net impact of U.S. tax reform, which amounted to $3. For the year ended December 31, 2017, the adjustment is primarily attributable to a benefit of $20 related to windfall benefits on the Company’s share-based payments, the reversal of a reserve for uncertain tax positions for $6, and a $3 benefit for the aforementioned net impact of U.S. tax reform, which are partially offset by the tax implications of foreign exchange gains and losses for $5. For the three months ended September 30, 2017, the adjustment is primarily attributable to a benefit of $4 related to windfall benefits on the Company’s share-based payments and the reversal of a reserve for uncertain tax positions for $6. For the three months and year ended December 31, 2016, the adjustment is primarily attributable to $18 for the tax implications of foreign exchange gains and losses.

(6)       The income tax impacts included in this caption are determined using the applicable rates in the taxing jurisdictions in which income or expense occurred and include both current and deferred income tax (benefit) expense based on the nature of the non-GAAP financial measure.

(7)       Total provision for (benefit from) income taxes reconciles to the amount reported in the consolidated statements of operations for the three months and years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016, and for the three months ended September 30, 2017.

 

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 Tabular Reconciliations

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,

2017

2016

2017

2017

2016

Numerator:

Net income (loss) attributable to Chemours

$

228

$

(230)

$

207

$

746

$

7

Adjusted Net Income

229

33

205

729

213

Denominator:

Weighted-average number of common shares outstanding – basic

185,445,024

182,125,428

185,431,036

184,844,106

181,621,422

Dilutive effect of the Company’s employee compensation plans

6,553,935

3,911,098

6,206,778

6,139,885

1,795,078

Weighted-average number of common shares outstanding – diluted

191,998,959

186,036,526

191,637,814

190,983,991

183,416,500

Earnings (loss) per share – basic

$

1.23

$

(1.26)

$

1.12

$

4.04

$

0.04

Earnings (loss) per share – diluted

1.19

(1.26)

1.08

3.91

0.04

Adjusted earnings per share – basic

1.23

0.18

1.11

3.95

1.17

Adjusted earnings per share – diluted

1.19

0.18

1.07

3.82

1.16

2018 Estimated Adjusted EBITDA to 2018 Estimated GAAP Net Income Tabular Reconciliations

Year Ended December 31, 2018

Low

High

Estimated net income (1)

$

920

$

1,040

Provision for income taxes (1) (2)

250

280

Interest expense, net

220

220

Depreciation and amortization

290

290

Other reconciling items (1) (3)

20

20

Estimated Adjusted EBITDA (1)

$

1,700

$

1,850

(1)       The Company’s estimates reflect current visibility and expectations of market factors, such as, but not limited to: currency movements, titanium dioxide prices, and end-market demand. Actual results could differ materially from the current estimates due to market factors and unknown or uncertain other factors, such as non-operating pension and other post-retirement benefit activity with respect to the Company’s foreign pension plans, including settlements or curtailments, cost savings actions that may be taken in the future, the impact of currency movements on its results, including exchange gains and losses, and the related tax effects, or the impact of new accounting pronouncements. 

(2)       The provision for income taxes is based on the Company’s current estimate of the geographic mix of its earnings and does not include any potential tax effects related to future discrete items.

(3)       Includes restructuring and other charges which are expected to be recognized in 2018.

The Chemours Company
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures to GAAP Financial Measures (Unaudited)
(Dollars in millions)

Free Cash Flow to GAAP Cash Flow Provided by Operating Activities Tabular Reconciliations

Free Cash Flow 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,

2017

2016

2017

2017

2016

Cash flow provided by operating activities (1)

$

303

$

269

$

112

$

639

$

594

Less: Purchases of property, plant, and equipment

(165)

(103)

(108)

(411)

(338)

Free Cash Flow

$

138

$

166

$

4

$

228

$

256

(1)       Cash flow provided by operating activities for the year ended December 31, 2017 includes $335 in payments related to the PFOA MDL Settlement. Cash flow provided by operating activities for the year ended December 31, 2016 includes $190 in prepayments from DuPont, of which $58 was outstanding at December 31, 2016. The DuPont prepayment was fully utilized during the year ended December 31, 2017.

Return on Invested Capital Tabular Reconciliations

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,

2017

2016

Adjusted EBITDA (1)

$

1,422

$

822

Less: Depreciation and amortization

(273)

(284)

Adjusted EBIT

1,149

538

Total debt

4,112

3,544

Total equity

865

104

Less: Cash and cash equivalents

(1,556)

(902)

Invested capital, net

$

3,421

$

2,746

Average invested capital (2)

$

3,157

$

3,419

Return on Invested Capital

36.4

%

15.7

%

(1)       See the reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to net income (loss) above.

(2)       Average invested capital is based on a five-point trailing average of invested capital, net.

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SOURCE The Chemours Company

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