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Kraton Corporation Announces First Quarter 2018 Results

HOUSTON, April 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Kraton Corporation (NYSE: KRA), a leading global specialty chemicals company that manufactures styrenic block copolymers ("SBCs"), specialty polymers, and high-value performance products primarily derived from pine wood pulping co-products, announces financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2018.

FIRST QUARTER 2018 SUMMARY

  • First quarter consolidated net income of $22.1 million compared to $6.4 million in the first quarter of 2017
  • First quarter Adjusted EBITDA(1) of $88.6 million increased 35.2% compared to the first quarter of 2017; largely driven by improved unit margins in our Polymer segment and improved pricing for our TOFA related products in our Chemical segment
  • We believe we have successfully addressed processing issues associated with Cariflex material produced at our Paulinia, Brazil, facility
  • Completed USBC capacity expansion in Berre, France
  • Successfully completed a refinancing of our Term Loan Facility, which will result in annual cash interest savings of approximately $5.9 million

 


Three Months Ended March 31,


2018


2017


(In thousands, except percentages and per share amounts)

Revenue

$

502,392



$

458,125


Polymer segment operating income

$

32,800



$

42,530


Chemical segment operating income

$

29,355



$

17,601


Net income attributable to Kraton

$

22,072



$

6,413


Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP)(1)

$

88,625



$

65,571


Adjusted EBITDA margin (non-GAAP)(2)

17.6

%


14.3

%

Diluted earnings per share

$

0.68



$

0.20


Adjusted diluted earnings (loss) per share (non-GAAP)(1)

$

0.58



$

(0.15)


__________________________________________________

(1)

See non-GAAP reconciliations included in the accompanying financial tables for the reconciliation of each non-GAAP measure to its most directly comparable GAAP measure.

(2)

Defined as Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of revenue.

"We began 2018 at Kraton with first quarter results very much in line with our expectations. Relative to the first quarter of 2017, we delivered the significant unit margin recovery we anticipated in both our Polymer and Chemical segments.  The improved margin profile was the primary contributor to a 35% increase in consolidated Adjusted EBITDA, as compared to the first quarter 2017," said Kevin M. Fogarty, Kraton's President and Chief Executive Officer. "Specifically, for the first quarter 2018, Adjusted EBITDA for our Polymer segment was $45 million, up 40% compared to the first quarter of 2017, in which segment margins were adversely impacted by a significant increase in raw material costs. Our Chemical segment delivered first quarter 2018 Adjusted EBITDA of $44 million, and this was up 31% compared to the first quarter of 2017, due primarily to improved margins in our TOFA-based products," Fogarty added. "With respect to our Chemical segment, after two years of delivering impressive cost reductions associated with both acquisition synergy capture initiatives and operational improvements, we believe 2018 is shaping up to be a year of margin recovery versus the cycle lows experienced in 2017."  

"We are also pleased to share that we have successfully addressed the processing issues that certain Cariflex customers experienced with early production runs of  the "direct-connect" material produced at our Paulinia, Brazil, facility. Our Cariflex customers are processing the direct-connect material, and production volumes in Paulina are increasing. We expect the direct-connect state-of-the-art technology will facilitate efficient capacity expansions moving forward. We have also recently completed our USBC capacity expansion in Berre, France, and we look forward to leveraging the improved cost base and economics that the expansion is expected to provide. Overall market conditions in our paving and roofing markets remain relatively robust as we move from an excellent summer season in South America, where our HiMA technology offerings enjoyed 50% growth in sales volume compared to the first quarter of 2017, into the traditional summer seasons of both North America and Europe. Thus, the timing of our Berre expansion is noteworthy," said Fogarty.

"Relative to our ongoing efforts to reduce debt and improve our capital structure, during the first quarter we successfully refinanced our Term Loan facility. Through the refinancing we increased borrowings under the Euro tranche and extended the maturity date of the Term Loan. These actions resulted in enhanced flexibility and secured a reduction in annual cash interest expense of nearly six million dollars," added Stephen Tremblay, Kraton's Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. "Debt reduction remains a high priority for Kraton, and although we experienced a modest seasonal increase in debt in the first quarter, we continue to expect that we will exit 2018 with a consolidated net leverage ratio below four turns."

Polymer Segment



Three Months Ended March 31,


2018


2017

Revenue

(In thousands, except percentages)

Performance Products

$

145,730



$

141,718


Specialty Polymers

$

104,018



$

90,920


Cariflex™

$

39,525



$

38,048


Other

(202)



262



$

289,071



$

270,948






Operating income

$

32,800



$

42,530


Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP) (1)

$

44,766



$

32,055


Adjusted EBITDA margin (non-GAAP)(2)

15.5

%


11.8

%

__________________________________________________

(1)

See non-GAAP reconciliations included in the accompanying financial tables for the reconciliation of each non-GAAP measure to its most directly comparable GAAP measure.

(2)

Defined as Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of revenue.

Q1 2018 VERSUS Q1 2017 RESULTS

Revenue for the Polymer segment was $289.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018 compared to $270.9 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017, which included a $12.9 million positive effect from changes in currency exchange rates between the periods. Sales volumes of 77.6 kilotons for the three months ended March 31, 2018 increased 1.2% compared to three months ended March 31, 2017. Our Specialty Polymers and Cariflex volumes increased 5.7% and 0.5%, respectively, which was partially offset by a decline in Performance Products volumes of 0.4%.

For the three months ended March 31, 2018, the Polymer segment generated Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP) of $44.8 million compared to $32.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017. The increase in Adjusted EBITDA reflects improved unit margins. Our unit margins during the three months ended March 31, 2017 were adversely impacted by the significant increases in current replacement costs of raw materials and the timing associated with the realization of price increases. The positive effect from changes in currency exchange rates between the periods was $2.1 million. See a reconciliation of GAAP operating income to non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA below.

Chemical Segment



Three Months Ended March 31,


2018


2017

Revenue

(In thousands, except percentages)

Adhesives

$

73,148



$

73,879


Performance Chemicals

122,941



101,579


Tires

17,232



11,719



$

213,321



$

187,177






Operating income

$

29,355



$

17,601


Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP) (1)

$

43,859



$

33,516


Adjusted EBITDA margin (non-GAAP)(2)

20.6

%


17.9

%

__________________________________________________

(1)

See non-GAAP reconciliations included in the accompanying financial tables for the reconciliation of each non-GAAP measure to its most directly comparable GAAP measure.

(2)

Defined as Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of revenue.

Q1 2018 VERSUS Q1 2017 RESULTS

Effective January 1, 2018, results for our Roads and Constructions target market have been consolidated into our Adhesives and Performance Chemicals product lines to better align customer portfolio and end usage. We have adjusted the three months ended March 31, 2017 to conform to with the 2018 presentation. 

Revenue for the Chemical segment was $213.3 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018 compared to $187.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017. The increase in Chemical segment revenue was attributable to higher average selling prices and a $12.4 million positive effect from changes in currency exchange rates between the periods. Sales volumes were 115.9 kilotons for the three months ended March 31, 2018, a decrease of 2.3 kilotons or 1.9%. The Performance Chemicals and Tires volumes increased 0.4% and 7.3%, respectively, which was partially offset by the decline in Adhesives volumes of 8.4%.

For the three months ended March 31, 2018, the Chemical segment generated $43.9 million of Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP) compared to $33.5 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017. The increase in Adjusted EBITDA was primarily driven by higher average selling prices and improved product mix primarily for TOFA and other Performance Chemical upgrades. See a reconciliation of GAAP operating income to non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA below.  

CASH FLOW AND CAPITAL STRUCTURE

During the three months ended March 31, 2018 (excluding borrowings under the Kraton Formosa Polymers Corporation (KFPC) Loan Agreement) we increased Kraton Corporation net indebtedness by $20.3 million.

Summary of principal amounts for indebtedness and a reconciliation of Kraton debt to Kraton net debt and consolidated net debt (non-GAAP):


March 31, 2018


December 31, 2017


(In thousands)

USD Tranche

$

300,000



$

485,000


Euro Tranche

388,017



198,265


10.5% Senior Notes

440,000



440,000


7.0% Senior Notes

400,000



400,000


ABL




Capital lease

1,828



2,086


Kraton debt

1,529,845



1,525,351


Kraton cash

59,358



75,204


Kraton net debt

1,470,487



1,450,147






KFPC(1) loans

145,928



158,349


KFPC(1) cash

5,495



13,848


KFPC(1) net debt

140,433



144,501






Consolidated net debt

$

1,610,920



$

1,594,648


__________________________________________________

(1)

This amount includes all of the indebtedness of our Kraton Formosa Polymers Corporation (KFPC) joint venture, located in Mailiao, Taiwan, which we own a 50% stake in and consolidate within our financial statements.

OUTLOOK

We continue to expect our full-year 2018 Adjusted EBITDA to be approximately $400 million.

With regard to our 2018 debt reduction target, we now expect to reduce consolidated net debt (total debt less cash), by $125 - $150 million, and we therefore expect our consolidated net debt leverage ratio to be below four turns at year-end 2018.

USE OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

This press release includes the use of both GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures. The non-GAAP financial measures are EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA margin, Adjusted Diluted Earnings per Share, Consolidated Net Debt Leverage Ratio, and Net Debt. Tables included in this earnings release reconcile each of these non-GAAP financial measures with the most directly comparable U.S. GAAP financial measure. For additional information on the impact of the spread between the first-in, first-out ("FIFO") basis of accounting and estimated current replacement cost ("ECRC"), see Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017.

We consider these non-GAAP financial measures to be important supplemental measures of our performance and believe they are frequently used by investors, securities analysts, and other interested parties in the evaluation of our performance including period-to-period comparisons and/or that of other companies in our industry. Further, management uses these measures to evaluate operating performance, and our incentive compensation plan bases incentive compensation payments on our Adjusted EBITDA performance and attainment of net debt reduction, along with other factors. These non-GAAP financial measures have limitations as analytical tools and in some cases can vary substantially from other measures of our performance. You should not consider them in isolation, or as a substitute for analysis of our results under U.S. GAAP in the United States.

EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, and Adjusted EBITDA Margin: For our consolidated results, EBITDA represents net income (loss) before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization. For each reporting segment, EBITDA represents operating income before depreciation and amortization, and earnings of unconsolidated joint ventures. Among other limitations EBITDA does not: reflect the significant interest expense on our debt or reflect the significant depreciation and amortization expense associated with our long-lived assets; and EBITDA included herein should not be used for purposes of assessing compliance or non-compliance with financial covenants under our debt agreements. The calculation of EBITDA in our debt agreements includes adjustments, such as extraordinary, non-recurring or one-time charges, proforma cost savings, certain non-cash items, turnaround costs, and other items included in the definition of EBITDA in the debt agreements. Other companies in our industry may calculate EBITDA differently than we do, limiting its usefulness as a comparative measure. As an analytical tool, Adjusted EBITDA is subject to all the limitations applicable to EBITDA. We prepare Adjusted EBITDA by eliminating from EBITDA the impact of a number of items we do not consider indicative of our on-going performance, including the spread between FIFO and ECRC, but you should be aware that in the future we may incur expenses similar to the adjustments in this presentation. Our presentation of Adjusted EBITDA should not be construed as an inference that our future results will be unaffected by unusual or non-recurring items. In addition, due to volatility in raw material prices, Adjusted EBITDA may, and often does, vary substantially from EBITDA and other performance measures, including net income calculated in accordance with U.S. GAAP. We define Adjusted EBITDA Margin as Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of revenue (for each reporting segment or on a consolidated basis, if applicable). Because of these and other limitations, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered as a measure of discretionary cash available to us to invest in the growth of our business.

Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share: We prepare Adjusted Diluted Earnings per Share by eliminating from Diluted Earnings (loss) per Share the impact of a number of non-recurring items we do not consider indicative of our on-going performance, including the spread between FIFO and ECRC.

Net Debt: We define net debt for Kraton as total debt (excluding debt of KFPC) less cash and cash equivalents. We define consolidated net debt as Kraton net debt plus debt of KFPC less KFPC's cash and cash equivalents. Management uses net debt to determine our outstanding debt obligations that would not readily be satisfied by its cash and cash equivalents on hand. Management believes that using net debt is useful to investors in determining our leverage since we could choose to use cash and cash equivalents to retire debt. In addition, management believes that presenting Kraton's net debt excluding KFPC is useful because KFPC has its own capital structure.

Consolidated Net Debt Leverage Ratio: The consolidated net debt leverage ratio is defined as consolidated net debt as of the balance sheet date divided by Adjusted EBITDA for the twelve months then ended. Our use of this term may vary from the use of similarly-titled measures by others in our industry due to the potential inconsistencies in the method of calculation and differences due to items subject to interpretation.

CONFERENCE CALL AND WEBCAST INFORMATION

Kraton has scheduled a conference call on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) to discuss first quarter 2018 financial results. Kraton invites you to listen to the conference call, which will be broadcast live over the internet at www.kraton.com, by selecting the "Investor Relations" link at the top of the home page and then selecting "Events" from the Investor Relations menu on the Investor Relations page.

You may also listen to the conference call by telephone by contacting the conference call operator 5 to 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time and asking for the "Kraton Conference Call – Passcode: Earnings Call." U.S./Canada dial-in 800-857-6511. International dial-in #: 210-839-8886.

For those unable to listen to the live call, a replay will be available beginning at approximately 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on April 26, 2018 through 1:59 a.m. (Eastern Time) on May 10, 2018. To hear a replay of the call over the Internet, access Kraton's Website at www.kraton.com by selecting the "Investor Relations" link at the top of the home page and then selecting "Events" from the Investor Relations menu on the Investor Relations page. To hear a telephonic replay of the call, dial 800-839-5154 or 203-369-3358.

ABOUTKRATON CORPORATION

Kraton Corporation (NYSE: KRA) is a leading global specialty chemicals company that manufactures styrenic block copolymers ("SBCs"), specialty polymers, and high-value performance products primarily derived from pine wood pulping co-products. Kraton's polymers are used in a wide range of applications, including adhesives, coatings, consumer and personal care products, sealants and lubricants, and medical, packaging, automotive, paving and roofing applications. As the largest global provider in the pine chemicals industry, the company's pine-based specialty products are sold into adhesives and tire markets, and it produces and sells a broad range of performance chemicals into markets that include fuel additives, oilfield chemicals, coatings, roads, construction, metalworking fluids and lubricants, inks, and mining. Kraton offers its products to a diverse customer base in numerous countries worldwide.

Kraton, the Kraton logo and design, and Cariflex are all trademarks of Kraton Polymers LLC or its affiliates.

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

Some of the statements and information in this press release contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. This press release includes forward-looking statements that reflect our plans, beliefs, expectations, and current views with respect to, among other things, future events and financial performance. Forward-looking statements are often identified by words such as "outlook," "believes," "target," "estimates," "expects," "projects," "may," "intends," "plans", "on track", or "anticipates," or by discussions of strategy, plans or intentions, including, but not limited to our expectations with respect to full-year 2018 Adjusted EBITDA results, 2018 net debt reduction and year end consolidated net debt leverage ratio, the resolution of processing issues in Paulinia, Brazil, the Berre, France, expansion, the direct-connect process, margin recovery, and our term loan facility.

All forward-looking statements in this press release are made based on management's current expectations and estimates, which involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions, and other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties are more fully described in our latest Annual Report on Form 10-K, including but not limited to "Part I, Item 1A. Risk Factors" and "Part II, Item 7. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" therein, and in our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and include, but are not limited to, risks related to: Kraton's ability to repay its indebtedness and risk associated with incurring additional indebtedness; Kraton's reliance on third parties for the provision of significant operating and other services; conditions in, and risk associated with operating in, the global economy and capital markets; fluctuations in raw material costs; limitations in the availability of raw materials; competition in Kraton's end-use markets; and other factors of which we are currently unaware or deem immaterial. In addition, to the extent any inconsistency or conflict exists between the information included in this report and the information included in our prior reports and other filings with the SEC, the information contained in this report updates and supersede such information. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on our forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and we assume no obligation to update such information in light of new information or future events.

KRATON CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)

(In thousands, except per share data)



Three Months Ended March 31,


2018


2017

Revenue

$

502,392



$

458,125


Cost of goods sold

355,341



314,200


Gross profit

147,051



143,925


Operating expenses:




Research and development

10,797



10,237


Selling, general, and administrative

38,723



40,414


Depreciation and amortization

35,376



33,143


Operating income

62,155



60,131


Other expense

(1,113)



(808)


Loss on extinguishment of debt

(7,591)



(19,738)


Earnings of unconsolidated joint venture

137



127


Interest expense, net

(29,276)



(34,305)


Income before income taxes

24,312



5,407


Income tax expense

(2,251)



(1,218)


Consolidated net income

22,061



4,189


Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest

11



2,224


Net income attributable to Kraton

$

22,072



$

6,413


Earnings per common share:




Basic

$

0.69



$

0.21


Diluted

$

0.68



$

0.20


Weighted average common shares outstanding:




Basic

31,241



30,430


Diluted

31,851



30,851


 

KRATON CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands, except par value)



March 31, 2018


December 31, 2017


(unaudited)



ASSETS




Current assets:




Cash and cash equivalents

$

64,853



$

89,052


Receivables, net of allowances of $947 and $824

243,061



196,683


Inventories of products, net

369,273



367,796


Inventories of materials and supplies, net

27,302



25,643


Prepaid expenses

10,793



13,963


Other current assets

30,004



36,615


Total current assets

745,286



729,752


Property, plant, and equipment, less accumulated depreciation of $551,262 and $526,759

959,754



958,723


Goodwill

775,464



774,319


Intangible assets, less accumulated amortization of $210,340 and $197,318

396,142



406,863


Investment in unconsolidated joint venture

12,419



12,380


Debt issuance costs

2,048



2,340


Deferred income taxes

8,251



8,462


Other long-term assets

40,677



39,688


Total assets

$

2,940,041



$

2,932,527


LIABILITIES AND EQUITY




Current liabilities:




Current portion of long-term debt

$

44,890



$

42,647


Accounts payable-trade

163,202



169,265


Other payables and accruals

102,170



119,624


Due to related party

22,706



19,176


Total current liabilities

332,968



350,712


Long-term debt, net of current portion

1,573,319



1,574,881


Deferred income taxes

148,906



148,148


Other long-term liabilities

192,700



192,267


Total liabilities

2,247,893



2,266,008






Equity:




Kraton stockholders' equity:




Preferred stock, $0.01 par value; 100,000 shares authorized; none issued




Common stock, $0.01 par value; 500,000 shares authorized; 31,887 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2018; 31,605 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2017

319



316


Additional paid in capital

379,203



377,957


Retained earnings

375,848



356,503


Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(93,782)



(98,295)


Total Kraton stockholders' equity

661,588



636,481


Noncontrolling interest

30,560



30,038


Total equity

692,148



666,519


Total liabilities and equity

$

2,940,041



$

2,932,527


 

KRATON CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

(In thousands)



Three Months Ended March 31,


2018


2017

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES




Consolidated net income

$

22,061



$

4,189


Adjustments to reconcile consolidated net income to net cash provided by operating activities:




Depreciation and amortization

35,376



33,143


Amortization of debt original issue discount

1,090



2,093


Amortization of debt issuance costs

1,945



2,381


(Gain) loss on disposal of property, plant, and equipment

27



(29)


Loss on extinguishment of debt

7,591



19,738


Earnings from unconsolidated joint venture, net of dividends received

408



309


Deferred income tax benefit

(91)



(1,177)


Share-based compensation

2,902



2,974


Decrease (increase) in:




Accounts receivable

(43,428)



(13,188)


Inventories of products, materials, and supplies

1,932



(56,818)


Other assets

10,813



(1,584)


Increase (decrease) in:




Accounts payable-trade

(1,684)



20,262


Other payables and accruals

(19,235)



(14,122)


Other long-term liabilities

(1,958)



(157)


Due to related party

2,403



5,427


Net cash provided by operating activities

20,152



3,441


CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES




Kraton purchase of property, plant, and equipment

(23,373)



(27,279)


KFPC purchase of property, plant, and equipment

(201)



(5,558)


Purchase of software and other intangibles

(437)



(1,514)


Net cash used in investing activities

(24,011)



(34,351)


CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES




Proceeds from debt

211,614



415,000


Repayments of debt

(212,000)



(407,000)


KFPC proceeds from debt

10,197



13,244


KFPC repayments of debt

(25,337)




Capital lease payments

(258)



(237)


Purchase of treasury stock

(5,748)



(1,511)


Proceeds from the exercise of stock options

1,368



1,051


Settlement of interest rate swap

2,587




Debt issuance costs

(3,110)



(9,318)


Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

(20,687)



11,229


Effect of exchange rate differences on cash

347



1,998


Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents

(24,199)



(17,683)


Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

89,052



121,749


Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

$

64,853



$

104,066




Three Months Ended March 31,


2018


2017

Supplemental disclosures:




Cash paid during the period for income taxes, net of refunds received

$

719



$

6,523


Cash paid during the period for interest, net of capitalized interest

$

21,332



$

17,741


Capitalized interest

$

712



$

1,215


Supplemental non-cash disclosures:




Property, plant, and equipment accruals

$

13,351



$

23,796


 

KRATON CORPORATION

RECONCILIATION OF NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO KRATON AND OPERATING INCOME TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

(Unaudited)

(In thousands)



Three Months Ended March 31, 2018


Three Months Ended March 31, 2017


Polymer


Chemical


Total


Polymer


Chemical


Total

Net income attributable to Kraton





$

22,072







$

6,413


Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest





(11)







(2,224)


Consolidated net income





22,061







4,189


Add (deduct):












Income tax expense





2,251







1,218


Interest expense, net





29,276







34,305


Earnings of unconsolidated joint venture





(137)







(127)


Loss on extinguishment of debt





7,591







19,738


Other expense





1,113







808


Operating income

$

32,800



$

29,355



$

62,155



$

42,530



$

17,601



$

60,131


Add (deduct):












Depreciation and amortization

17,762



17,614



35,376



16,324



16,819



33,143


Other expense

(1,324)



211



(1,113)



(902)



94



(808)


Loss on extinguishment of debt

(7,591)





(7,591)



(19,738)





(19,738)


Earnings of unconsolidated joint venture

137





137



127





127


EBITDA

41,784



47,180



88,964



38,341



34,514



72,855


Add (deduct):












Transaction, acquisition related costs, restructuring, and other costs (a)

605



(1,259)



(654)



4,674



220



4,894


Loss on extinguishment of debt

7,591





7,591



19,738





19,738


KFPC startup costs (b)







2,821





2,821


Non-cash compensation expense

2,902





2,902



2,974





2,974


Spread between FIFO and ECRC

(8,116)



(2,062)



(10,178)



(36,493)



(1,218)



(37,711)


Adjusted EBITDA

$

44,766



$

43,859



$

88,625



$

32,055



$

33,516



$

65,571


__________________________________________________

(a)

Charges related to the evaluation of acquisition transactions, severance expenses, and other restructuring related charges.

(b)

Startup costs related to the joint venture company, KFPC.

 

KRATON CORPORATION

RECONCILIATION OF DILUTED EARNINGS PER SHARE TO ADJUSTED DILUTED EARNINGS (LOSS) PER SHARE

(Unaudited)



Three Months Ended March 31,


2018


2017

Diluted earnings per share

$

0.68



$

0.20


Transaction, acquisition related costs, restructuring, and other costs (a)

(0.02)



0.12


Loss on extinguishment of debt

0.18



0.41


KFPC startup costs (b)



0.06


Spread between FIFO and ECRC

(0.26)



(0.94)


Adjusted diluted earnings (loss) per share (non-GAAP)

$

0.58



$

(0.15)


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(a)

Charges related to the evaluation of acquisition transactions, severance expenses, and other restructuring related charges.

(b)

Startup costs related to the joint venture company, KFPC.

 

For Further Information:
H. Gene Shiels, 281-504-4886

 

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