The Chemours Company Reports Strong Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Results with Solid Momentum Across Core Markets

WILMINGTON, Del., Feb. 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chemours Company (Chemours) (NYSE: CC), a global chemistry company with leading market positions in Titanium Technologies, Thermal & Specialized Solutions, Advanced Performance Materials, and Chemical Solutions today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2020.

Full Year 2020 Results & Highlights

  • Net Sales of $5.0 billion
  • Net Income of $219 million with EPS of $1.32
  • Adjusted Net Income* of $329 million with Adjusted EPS* of $1.98
  • Adjusted EBITDA* of $879 million
  • Free Cash Flow* of $540 million
  • Extended debt maturities while preserving strong balance sheet; ample liquidity of $1.8 billion
  • Delivered on actions to achieve $160 million cost reduction and $125 million capex reduction in 2020
  • Chemours, DuPont and Corteva announced resolution of legacy PFAS claims

Fourth Quarter 2020 Results & Highlights

  • Net Sales of $1.3 billion, nearly level with prior-year quarter
  • Net Income of $19 million, with EPS of $0.11
  • Adjusted Net Income* of $103 million, with Adjusted EPS* of $0.61
  • Adjusted EBITDA* of $246 million up 8% year-over-year
  • Free Cash Flow* of $300 million
  • The company's Board of Directors approved a first quarter 2021 dividend of $0.25 per share, consistent with the prior quarter
  • As concurrently announced, Chemours is reporting two new segments starting in Q4 2020 – Advanced Performance Materials and Thermal & Specialized Solutions – formerly the Fluoroproducts segment

2021 Outlook

  • Adjusted EBITDA* between $1.0 to $1.15 billion, up 22% from 2020 at the mid-point
  • Adjusted EPS* between ~$2.40 and $3.12
  • Capex of ~$350 million with Free Cash Flow* expected to be greater than $350 million

"2020 was an unprecedented year, but I am proud of this company and the 6,500 members of our team that delivered solid results," said Chemours President and CEO Mark Vergnano.  "Our COVID-19 response plan enabled Chemours to deliver robust Free Cash Flow as we prioritized cash and liquidity in a challenging demand environment.  As the recovery gained momentum, we were ready to safely serve our customers and delivered fourth quarter sales performance nearly equal to pre-pandemic levels."

2020 Net Sales were $5.0 billion, 10% lower than the prior year.  Higher year-over-year sales in Titanium Technologies were offset by declines in Thermal & Specialized Solutions, Advanced Performance Materials and Chemicals Solutions where customer demand was significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

2020 Net Income was $219 million resulting in EPS of $1.32.  2020 Adjusted Net Income was $329 million resulting in Adjusted EPS of $1.98.  Adjusted EBITDA for 2020 was $879 million in comparison to $1,020 million in the prior year, a result of lower sales, partially offset by lower costs related to cost reductions and savings initiatives in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and structural cost reductions.

Fourth quarter 2020 Net Sales were $1.3 billion, 1% lower than the prior-year quarter, which included a (2%) portfolio impact from the divested MAP business. The 8% sequential sales improvement was supported by a global macro recovery that drove sales higher in Titanium Technologies, Advanced Performance Materials and Chemicals Solutions. Thermal & Specialized Solutions sales declined modestly quarter-over-quarter from typical seasonal selling patterns, as expected.  Strong sequential volume growth accounted for the majority of the fourth quarter sales performance with a partial offset from lower global average prices. 

Fourth quarter Net Income was $19 million, resulting in EPS of $0.11.  Adjusted Net Income was $103 million, resulting in Adjusted EPS of $0.61, up $0.05 from the prior year.  Adjusted EBITDA for the fourth quarter 2020 was $246 million in comparison to $227 million in the prior-year fourth quarter, a result of higher volume, lower cost and favorable currency impact, partially offset by lower average pricing.   

Titanium Technologies
Titanium Technologies (TT) segment Net Sales in the full year were $2.4 billion, a 2% increase vs. the prior year.  This was the result of 8% higher volume, primarily driven by Ti-Pure™ titanium dioxide, partially offset by 6% lower global average selling prices.  Volume increased in nearly all regions, led by EMEA.  All selling channels contributed to the annual volume growth with strong year-over-year improvement in Plastics and Laminates sales.  2020 segment Adjusted EBITDA was $510 million as compared to $505 million in the prior-year period as the impact of higher sales and cost reductions was offset by reduced global average selling price. 

Titanium Technologies segment Net Sales in the fourth quarter were $691 million in comparison to $610 million in the prior-year quarter. Volume increased 17% versus the prior-year fourth quarter, a result of demand recovery in the architectural coatings, laminates and plastics markets.  Global average selling prices were down 6% on a year-over-year basis largely as a result of price changes made in 2019.  Ti-Pure™ account level pricing has been largely stable across much of 2020, in-line with our TVS Strategy.  Segment Adjusted EBITDA increased by 30% to $149 million, in comparison to $115 million in the prior-year fourth quarter.  Titanium Technologies segment net sales increased 13% on a sequential basis, with Adjusted EBITDA up 16% on a sequential basis.  Sequential volume strength was driven by a continuation of demand recovery across most geographic regions and end-markets.   

Thermal & Specialized Solutions
Thermal & Specialized Solutions (TSS), formerly referred to as Fluorochemicals, is comprised of Opteon™ and Freon™ refrigerants, alongside several other related product categories.  TSS Net Sales in the full year were $1.1 billion, a 16% decline vs. 2019 driven by 9% lower volume and 7% lower prices.  COVID-19 significantly impacted end-market demand in the year, particularly in the automotive sector.  Sales volume rebounded in the second half of the year as the global recovery proceeded, supporting the continued Opteon™ adoption.  Full year 2020 Segment Adjusted EBITDA was $354 million vs. $398 million in 2019.  The impact of lower sales on segment profit was offset by enhanced operational performance and cost savings associated with ramp up of Opteon™ production in Corpus Christi. 

TSS segment Net Sales in the fourth quarter were $272 million in comparison to $290 million in the prior-year quarter.  Segment volume was flat versus the prior-year quarter, despite higher Opteon™ volume from continued adoption in stationary applications and in the auto aftermarket.  Price declined 7% versus the prior-year quarter, primarily due to contractual price adjustments for refrigerants as well as product and customer mix.  As expected, typical seasonal selling patterns led to a sequential volume decline of 4% as better Opteon™ sales volume was offset by weaker volume in other product categories.  Segment Adjusted EBITDA of $105 million increased 28% versus the prior-year quarter driven by improved cost performance from ramp up of Opteon™ production at our Corpus Christi site and enhanced operating discipline, which more than offset the impact of reduced price. 

Advanced Performance Materials
Advanced Performance Materials (APM), formerly referred to as Fluoropolymers, includes the Teflon™, Viton™, Nafion™, and Krytox™ polymer platforms.  APM Net Sales in the full year were $1.1 billion, a 17% decline, driven by 15% lower volume and 2% reduced average selling price.  COVID-19 negatively impacted demand across most end-markets and geographies with select areas of demand resiliency in our more differentiated product platforms.  Full year Adjusted EBITDA of $126 million was 30% lower than 2019, primarily attributable to the impact of lower sales.  We also incurred costs associated with the temporary idling of certain of our production lines due to reduced customer demand that were partially offset by enhanced operational performance at certain of our operating facilities, our cost reductions and savings initiatives in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and structural cost reductions. 

APM segment Net Sales in the fourth quarter were $279 million in comparison to $324 million in the prior-year quarter.  Volume and price declined 10% and 6%, respectively, on a year-over-year basis.  Demand headwinds persisted as a result of COVID-19, but the impact moderated in the fourth quarter as the global recovery gained momentum in our key end markets.  Segment Adjusted EBITDA of $25 million decreased 29% versus the prior-year quarter primarily due to lower net sales partially offset by improved operational performance and cost reduction actions.  On a sequential basis, APM Net Sales in the fourth quarter increased by 16%, primarily driven by the delayed impact from the global recovery benefiting our product categories deep within their respective value chains.  

Chemical Solutions
Chemical Solutions (CS) segment Net Sales in the full year were $358 million, a decrease of 33% vs. the prior year.  Volume was negatively impacted primarily by mine closures in Latin America, related to COVID-19.  Average price declined 4%, driven by market dynamics compared with the prior year.  The divesture of our MAP business in the fourth quarter of 2019 resulted in a 19% impact on a year-over-year basis.  Adjusted EBITDA was $73 million in comparison to $80 million in the prior year.

Chemical Solutions segment Net Sales in the fourth quarter were $95 million, 26% lower vs. the prior year.  Prices and volume were both lower vs. the prior-year quarter, but on a sequential basis, volume increased substantially as Mining Solutions sales strengthened into year-end and Glycolic Acid market demand remained robust.  The divesture of our MAP business in the fourth quarter of 2019 resulted in a 21% impact on a year-over-year basis.  Adjusted EBITDA was $28 million in comparison to $25 million in the prior-year quarter, driven by higher licensing income. 

Corporate and Other
Corporate and Other represented a $184 million cost included in Adjusted EBITDA for the full year 2020 in comparison to a $143 million offset in the prior year, primarily attributable to $23 million of higher costs associated with legacy environmental remediation matters and $10 million of higher costs associated with legacy legal matters. Corporate and Other in the fourth quarter 2020 represented a $61 million offset to Adjusted EBITDA vs. $30 million in the prior-year quarter, primarily driven by aforementioned legacy environmental remediation and legal matters.

Liquidity
As of December 31, 2020, consolidated gross debt was $4.1 billion. Debt, net of $1.1 billion cash, was $3.0 billion, resulting in a net leverage ratio of approximately 3.4 times on a trailing twelve-month Adjusted EBITDA basis.  Total liquidity was $1.8 billion.

For the full-year 2020, cash provided by operating activities was $807 million, versus $650 million in 2019. Capital expenditures for 2020 were $267 million in comparison to $481 million in full-year 2019. Full-year 2020 Free Cash Flow was $540 million versus the prior-year Free Cash Flow of $169 million in 2019. 

Cash provided by operating activities for the fourth quarter of 2020 was $353 million. Capital expenditures for the fourth quarter 2020 were $53 million.  Free Cash Flow for the fourth quarter 2020 was $300 million vs. the prior-year quarter of $304 million, a decline of $4 million.

As previously announced, during the fourth quarter the company completed a private offering of $800 million in aggregate principal amount of 5.750% senior unsecured notes due 2028.  The proceeds of the offering together with cash on hand were used to fund the purchase price and accrued and unpaid interest for all remaining outstanding 6.625% senior notes due 2023.

Outlook
The company expects to deliver 2021 Adjusted EBITDA within a range of $1.0 to $1.15 billion.  Capital expenditures are expected to be approximately $350 million, with Free Cash Flow of greater than $350 million.  The company expects to deliver Adjusted EPS of between $2.40 and $3.12.

Mr. Vergnano concluded: "We ended 2020 with solid momentum as the global recovery boosted demand in our key end-markets.  Our outlook strikes a balance between the recovery and the natural uncertainty in the progression of the global COVID-19 pandemic.  Our teams have prepared for this moment.  Since spin we have transformed the company to be more resilient and have invested behind key growth strategies.  Looking ahead I strongly believe that we are ready to capitalize on our strategic transformation and create value for all of our stakeholders."

Conference Call
As previously announced, Chemours will hold a conference call and webcast on Friday, February 12, 2021 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) is a global leader in Titanium Technologies, Thermal & Specialized Solutions, Advanced Performance Materials, and Chemical Solutions providing its customers with solutions in a wide range of industries with market-defining products, application expertise and chemistry-based innovations. We deliver customized solutions with a wide range of industrial and specialty chemicals products for markets, including coatings, plastics, refrigeration, and air conditioning, transportation, semiconductor and consumer electronics, general industrial, mining and oil and gas.  Our flagship products include prominent brands such as Ti-Pure™, Opteon™, Freon™, Teflon™, Viton™, Nafion™, and Krytox™.  In 2019, Chemours was named to Newsweek's list of America's Most Responsible Companies. The company has approximately 6,500 employees and 30 manufacturing sites serving approximately 3,300 customers in approximately 120 countries. Chemours is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is listed on the NYSE under the symbol CC.

For more information, we invite you to visit chemours.com or follow us on Twitter @Chemours or LinkedIn

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, Adjusted Effective Tax Rate, Return on Invested Capital 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, Adjusted Effective Tax Rate, Return on Invested Capital 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 Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, 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 for our segments individually and our company as a whole, business plans, prospects, targets, goals and commitments, capital investments and projects and target capital expenditures, plans for dividends or share repurchases, sufficiency or longevity of intellectual property protection, cost reductions or 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, 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. In addition, the current COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the national and global economy and commodity and financial markets, which has had and we expect will continue to have a negative impact on our financial results. The full extent and impact of the pandemic is unknown and to date has included extreme volatility in financial and commodity markets, a significant slowdown in economic activity, and increased predictions of a global recession. The public and private sector response has led to significant restrictions on travel, temporary business closures, quarantines, stock market volatility, and a general reduction in consumer and commercial activity globally. Matters outside our control have affected our business and operations and may or may continue to limit travel of employees to our business units domestically and internationally, adversely affect the health and welfare of our personnel, significantly reduce the demand for our products, hinder our ability to provide goods and services to customers, cause disruptions in our supply chains, adversely affect our business partners or cause other unpredictable events. 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, 2020. Chemours assumes no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statement for any reason, except as required by law.

The Chemours Company (Chemours) is a global leader in titanium technologies, fluoroproducts and chemical solutions. (PRNewsfoto/The Chemours Company)

CONTACT:

INVESTORS 
Jonathan Lock 
VP, Corporate Development and Investor Relations 
+1.302.773.2263 
investor@chemours.com 

NEWS MEDIA 
Thomas Sueta
Director, Corporate Communications
+1.302.773.3903
media@chemours.com

 

 

 The Chemours Company

Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited)

(Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)




Year Ended December 31,




2020



2019



2018


Net sales


$

4,969



$

5,526



$

6,638


Cost of goods sold



3,902




4,463




4,667


Gross profit



1,067




1,063




1,971


Selling, general, and administrative expense



527




548




657


Research and development expense



93




80




82


Restructuring, asset-related, and other charges



80




87




49


Total other operating expenses



700




715




788


Equity in earnings of affiliates



23




29




43


Interest expense, net



(210)




(208)




(195)


Loss on extinguishment of debt



(22)







(38)


Other income (expense), net



21




(293)




162


Income (loss) before income taxes



179




(124)




1,155


(Benefit from) provision for income taxes



(40)




(72)




159


Net income (loss)



219




(52)




996


Less: Net income attributable to non-controlling interests









1


Net income (loss) attributable to Chemours


$

219



$

(52)



$

995


Per share data













Basic earnings (loss) per share of common stock


$

1.33



$

(0.32)



$

5.62


Diluted earnings (loss) per share of common stock



1.32




(0.32)




5.45


 

 

The Chemours Company

Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited)

(Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)




December 31,





2020




2019


Assets









Current assets:









Cash and cash equivalents


$

1,105



$

943


Accounts and notes receivable, net



511




674


Inventories



939




1,079


Prepaid expenses and other



78




81


Total current assets



2,633




2,777


Property, plant, and equipment



9,582




9,413


Less: Accumulated depreciation



(6,108)




(5,854)


Property, plant, and equipment, net



3,474




3,559


Operating lease right-of-use assets



236




294


Goodwill, net



153




153


Other intangible assets, net



14




21


Investments in affiliates



167




162


Other assets



405




292


Total assets


$

7,082



$

7,258


Liabilities









Current liabilities:









Accounts payable


$

844



$

923


Short-term and current maturities of long-term debt



21




134


Other accrued liabilities



577




484


Total current liabilities



1,442




1,541


Long-term debt, net



4,005




4,026


Operating lease liabilities



194




245


Deferred income taxes



36




118


Other liabilities



590




633


Total liabilities



6,267




6,563


Commitments and contingent liabilities









Equity









Common stock (par value $0.01 per share; 810,000,000 shares authorized;

190,239,883 shares issued and 164,920,648 shares outstanding at

December 31, 2020; 188,893,478 shares issued and 163,574,243 shares outstanding
at December 31, 2019)



2




2


Treasury stock, at cost (25,319,235 shares at December 31, 2020

and 2019)



(1,072)




(1,072)


Additional paid-in capital



890




859


Retained earnings



1,303




1,249


Accumulated other comprehensive loss



(310)




(349)


Total Chemours stockholders' equity



813




689


Non-controlling interests



2




6


Total equity



815




695


Total liabilities and equity


$

7,082



$

7,258


 

 

The Chemours Company

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)

(Dollars in millions)




Year Ended December 31,




2020



2019



2018


Cash flows from operating activities













Net income (loss)


$

219



$

(52)



$

996


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













Depreciation and amortization



320




311




284


Gain on sales of assets and businesses



(8)




(10)




(45)


Equity in earnings of affiliates, net






(3)




18


Loss on extinguishment of debt



22







38


Amortization of debt issuance costs and issue discounts



9




9




11


Deferred tax (benefit) provision



(120)




(165)




23


Asset-related charges



22




43




4


Stock-based compensation expense



16




19




24


Net periodic pension cost (income)



14




381




(18)


Defined benefit plan contributions



(21)




(19)




(15)


Other operating charges and credits, net



(22)




(2)




(7)


Decrease (increase) in operating assets:













Accounts and notes receivable, net



175




191




47


Inventories and other operating assets



126




116




(284)


(Decrease) increase in operating liabilities:













Accounts payable and other operating liabilities



55




(169)




64


Cash provided by operating activities



807




650




1,140


Cash flows from investing activities













Purchases of property, plant, and equipment



(267)




(481)




(498)


Acquisition of business, net






(10)




(37)


Proceeds from sales of assets and businesses, net



5




9




46


Proceeds from life insurance policies



1




1





Foreign exchange contract settlements, net



27




(2)




2


Cash used for investing activities



(234)




(483)




(487)


Cash flows from financing activities













Proceeds from issuance of debt



800







520


Proceeds from accounts receivable securitization facility



12




128





Repayments on accounts receivable securitization facility



(122)




(18)





Proceeds from revolving loan



300




150





Repayments on revolving loan



(300)




(150)





Debt repayments



(943)




(19)




(679)


Payments related to extinguishment of debt



(16)







(29)


Payments of debt issuance costs



(10)







(12)


Payments on finance leases



(6)




(3)





Deferred acquisition-related consideration



(10)








Purchases of treasury stock, at cost






(322)




(644)


Proceeds from exercised stock options, net



16




9




16


Payments related to tax withholdings on vested stock awards



(2)




(30)




(17)


Payments of dividends to the Company's common shareholders



(164)




(164)




(148)


Distributions to non-controlling interest shareholders



(4)








Cash used for financing activities



(449)




(419)




(993)


Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents



38




(6)




(15)


Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents



162




(258)




(355)


Cash and cash equivalents at January 1,



943




1,201




1,556


Cash and cash equivalents at December 31,


$

1,105



$

943



$

1,201















Supplemental cash flows information













Cash paid during the year for:













Interest, net of amounts capitalized


$

208



$

204



$

206


Income taxes, net of refunds



78




85




75


Non-cash investing and financing activities:













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


$

31



$

85



$

37


Obligations incurred under build-to-suit lease arrangement






40




47


Non-cash financing arrangements



16




11





Deferred payments related to acquisition of business






15





 

 

The Chemours Company

Segment Financial and Operating Data (Unaudited)

(Dollars in millions)


Segment Net Sales
















Three Months














Ended



Sequential



Three Months Ended December 31,



Increase /



September 30,



Increase /



2020



2019



(Decrease)



2020



(Decrease)


Titanium Technologies

$


691



$


610



$


81



$


612



$


79


Thermal & Specialized Solutions



272





290





(18)





293





(21)


Advanced Performance Materials



279





324





(45)





240





39


Chemical Solutions



95





129





(34)





88





7


Total Net Sales

$


1,337



$


1,353



$


(16)



$


1,233



$


104












































Segment Adjusted EBITDA














Three Months























Ended



Sequential



Three Months Ended December 31,



Increase /



September 30,



Increase /



2020



2019



(Decrease)



2020



(Decrease)


Titanium Technologies

$


149



$


115



$


34



$


129



$


20


Thermal & Specialized Solutions



105





82





23





105






Advanced Performance Materials



25





35





(10)





7





18


Chemical Solutions



28





25





3





12





16


Corporate and Other



(61)





(30)





(31)





(43)





(18)


Total Adjusted EBITDA

$


246



$


227



$


19



$


210



$


36



























Adjusted EBITDA Margin

18%



17%






17%









Quarterly Change in Net Sales from the three months ended December 31, 2019



December 31, 2020

Percentage Change
vs.


Percentage Change Due To



Net Sales



December 31, 2019


Price


Volume


Currency


Portfolio


Total Company

$


1,337




(1)

%


(6)

%


5

%


2

%


(2)

%






















Titanium Technologies

$


691




13

%


(6)

%


17

%


2

%


%

Thermal & Specialized Solutions



272




(6)

%


(7)

%


%


1

%


%

Advanced Performance Materials



279




(14)

%


(6)

%


(10)

%


2

%


%

Chemical Solutions



95




(26)

%


(1)

%


(4)

%


%


(21)

%





Quarterly Change in Net Sales from the three months ended September 30, 2020



December 31, 2020

Percentage Change
vs.


Percentage Change Due To



Net Sales



September 30, 2020


Price


Volume


Currency


Portfolio


Total Company

$


1,337




8

%


(2)

%


9

%


1

%


%






















Titanium Technologies

$


691




13

%


(1)

%


13

%


1

%


%

Thermal & Specialized Solutions



272




(7)

%


(3)

%


(4)

%


%


%

Advanced Performance Materials



279




16

%


2

%


13

%


1

%


%

Chemical Solutions



95




8

%


(14)

%


22

%


%


%

 

 

The Chemours Company

Segment Financial and Operating Data (Unaudited)

(Dollars in millions)


Segment Net Sales
















Year Ended






December 31,



Increase /



2020



2019



(Decrease)


Titanium Technologies

$


2,402



$


2,345



$


57


Thermal & Specialized Solutions



1,105





1,318





(213)


Advanced Performance Materials



1,104





1,330





(226)


Chemical Solutions



358





533





(175)


Total Net Sales

$


4,969



$


5,526



$


(557)

















Segment Adjusted EBITDA
















Year Ended






December 31,



Increase /



2020



2019



(Decrease)


Titanium Technologies

$


510





505



$


5


Thermal & Specialized Solutions



354





398





(44)


Advanced Performance Materials



126





180





(54)


Chemical Solutions



73





80





(7)


Corporate and Other



(184)





(143)





(41)


Total Adjusted EBITDA

$


879



$


1,020



$


(141)

















Adjusted EBITDA Margin



18

%




18

%




























Change in Net Sales from the year ended December 31, 2019












December 31, 2020

Percentage Change
vs.


Percentage Change Due To



Net Sales



December 31, 2019


Price


Volume


Currency


Portfolio


Total Company

$


4,969




(10)

%


(5)

%


(3)

%


%


(2)

%






















Titanium Technologies

$


2,402




2

%


(6)

%


8

%


%


%

Thermal & Specialized
Solutions



1,105




(16)

%


(7)

%


(9)

%


%


%

Advanced Performance
Materials



1,104




(17)

%


(2)

%


(15)

%


%


%

Chemical Solutions



358




(33)

%


(4)

%


(10)

%


%


(19)

%

 

 

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 Reconciliation


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 represents 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, and other charges; (gains) losses on sales of businesses 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,




2020



2019



2020



2020



2019


Net income (loss) attributable to Chemours


$


19



$


(317)



$


76



$


219



$


(52)


Non-operating pension and other post-retirement
employee benefit cost  (income) (1)




1





373





(1)





(1)





368


Exchange (gains) losses, net




(2)





4





9





26





2


Restructuring, asset-related, and other charges




43





38





9





80





87


Loss on extinguishment of debt




22













22






(Gain) loss on sales of assets and businesses (2)




(8)





1









(8)





(10)


Transaction costs (3)








2









2





3


Legal and environmental charges (4)




37





132





1





49





175


Adjustments made to income taxes (5)




9





(5)





(10)





(23)






Benefit from income taxes relating to reconciling
items (6)




(18)





(136)





(6)





(37)





(154)


Adjusted Net Income




103





92





78





329





419


Interest expense, net




50





52





53





210





208


Depreciation and amortization




80





79





79





320





311


All remaining provision for income taxes




13





4









20





82


Adjusted EBITDA


$


246



$


227



$


210



$


879



$


1,020




























Adjusted effective tax rate (7)




11

%




4

%




%




6

%




16

%



(1)

The year ended December 31, 2019 includes a $380 settlement loss related to a significant portion of our Netherlands pension plan, specific to the vested pension benefits of the inactive participants. See "Note 27 – Long-term Employee Benefits" to the Consolidated Financial Statements in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020 for further details.

(2)

The year ended December 31, 2020 includes a gain of $6 recognized in connection with the sale of our Oakley, California site. The year ended December 31, 2019 includes a non-cash gain of $9 recognized in connection with the sale our Repauno, New Jersey site.

(3)

Includes costs associated with our debt transactions, as well as accounting, legal, and bankers' transaction costs incurred in connection with our strategic initiatives.

(4)

Legal charges pertain to litigation settlements, PFOA drinking water treatment accruals, and other legal charges. The year ended December 31, 2020 includes $29 incurred in connection with our portion of the costs to settle PFOA multi-district litigation. Environmental charges pertain to management's assessment of estimated liabilities associated with on-site remediation, off-site groundwater remediation, and toxicity studies related to Fayetteville. The year ended December 31, 2020 includes $5 related to detailed engineering design for on-site remediation projects at Fayetteville, as well as $8 based on the aforementioned assessment associated with certain estimated liabilities at Fayetteville. The year ended December 31, 2019 includes $168 in additional charges related to the approved final Consent Order associated with certain matters at Fayetteville. See "Note 22 – Commitments and Contingent Liabilities" to the Consolidated Financial Statements in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020 for further details.

(5)

Includes the removal of certain discrete income tax impacts within our provision for income taxes, such as shortfalls and windfalls on our share-based payments, certain return-to-accrual adjustments, historical valuation allowance adjustments, unrealized gains and losses on foreign exchange rate changes, and other discrete income tax items.

(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 represent both current and deferred income tax expense or benefit based on the nature of the non-GAAP financial measure.

(7)

Adjusted effective tax rate is defined as all remaining provision for income taxes divided by pre-tax Adjusted Net Income.

 

 

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 Reconciliation


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,




2020



2019



2020



2020



2019


Numerator:
















Net income (loss) attributable to Chemours


$


19



$


(317)



$


76



$


219



$


(52)


Adjusted Net Income




103





92





78





329





419


Denominator:
















Weighted-average number of common shares
outstanding - basic




165,056,160





163,519,362





164,762,621





164,681,827





164,816,839


Dilutive effect of the Company's employee
compensation plans (1)




3,031,379





1,370,113





1,851,050





1,664,702





2,428,184


Weighted-average number of common shares
outstanding - diluted (1)




168,087,539





164,889,475





166,613,671





166,346,529





167,245,023


















Basic earnings (loss) per share of common stock


$


0.12



$


(1.94)



$


0.46



$


1.33



$


(0.32)


Diluted earnings (loss) per share of common stock (1)




0.11





(1.94)





0.46





1.32





(0.32)


Adjusted basic earnings per share of common stock




0.62





0.56





0.47





2.00





2.54


Adjusted diluted earnings per share of common stock (1)




0.61





0.56





0.47





1.98





2.51




(1)

In periods where the Company incurs a net loss, the impact of potentially dilutive securities is excluded from the calculation of EPS under U.S. GAAP, as their inclusion would have an anti-dilutive effect. As such, with respect to the U.S. GAAP measure of diluted EPS, the impact of potentially dilutive securities is excluded from our calculation for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2019. With respect to the non-GAAP measure of adjusted diluted EPS, the impact of potentially dilutive securities is included in our calculation for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2019, as Adjusted Net Income was in a net income position.

 

 

The Chemours Company

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures to GAAP Financial Measures (Unaudited)

(Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)


2021 Estimated Adjusted EBITDA and Estimated Adjusted EPS to Estimated GAAP Net Income Reconciliation (*)




(Estimated)




Year Ending December 31, 2021




Low



High


Net income attributable to Chemours


$

386



$

508


Transaction costs



17




17


Adjusted Net Income



403




525


Interest expense, net



191




191


Depreciation and amortization



315




315


All remaining provision for income taxes



91




119


Adjusted EBITDA


$

1,000



$

1,150











Weighted-average number of common shares outstanding - basic (1)



165.1




165.1


Dilutive effect of the Company's employee compensation plans (1,2)



3.0




3.0


Weighted-average number of common shares outstanding - diluted (1,2)



168.1




168.1











Basic earnings per share of common stock


$

2.34



$

3.08


Diluted earnings per share of common stock (2)



2.30




3.02


Adjusted basic earnings per share of common stock



2.44




3.18


Adjusted diluted earnings per share of common stock (2)



2.40




3.12




(1)

The Company's estimates for the weighted-average number of common shares outstanding - basic and diluted reflect results for the three months ended December 31, 2020, which are carried forward for the projection period.

(2)

Diluted earnings per share is calculated using net income available to common shareholders divided by diluted weighted-average common shares outstanding during each period, which includes unvested restricted shares. Diluted earnings per share considers the impact of potentially dilutive securities except in periods in which there is a loss because the inclusion of the potential common shares would have an anti-dilutive effect.

(*)    

The Company's estimates reflect its current visibility and expectations based on market factors, such as currency movements, macro-economic factors, and end-market demand. Actual results could differ materially from these current estimates.

 

 

The Chemours Company

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures to GAAP Financial Measures (Unaudited)

(Dollars in millions)


Free Cash Flows to GAAP Cash Flow Provided by Operating Activities Reconciliation


Free Cash Flows is defined as cash flows 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,




2020



2019



2020


2020



2019


Cash provided by operating activities


$


353



$


400



$


299


$


807



$


650


Less: Purchases of property, plant, and equipment




(53)





(96)





(47)




(267)





(481)


Free Cash Flows


$


300



$


304



$


252


$


540



$


169




























 

 

2021 Estimated Free Cash Flow to GAAP Cash Flow Provided by Operating Activities Reconciliation (*)




(Estimated)



Year Ending December 31, 2021

Cash flow provided by operating activities


$

>700

Less: Purchases of property, plant, and equipment



~(350)

Free Cash Flows


$

>350



(*)    

The Company's estimates reflect its current visibility and expectations based on market factors, such as currency movements, macro-economic factors, and end-market demand. Actual results could differ materially from these current estimates.

 

 

Return on Invested Capital Reconciliation


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,




2020



2019


Adjusted EBITDA (1)


$

879



$

1,020


Less: Depreciation and amortization (1)



(320)




(311)


Adjusted EBIT


$

559



$

709













As of December 31,




2020



2019


Total debt


$

4,026



$

4,160


Total equity



815




695


Less: Cash and cash equivalents



(1,105)




(943)


Invested capital, net


$

3,736



$

3,912


Average invested capital (2)


$

3,895



$

4,102











Return on Invested Capital



14

%



17

%



(1)

Reconciliations of Adjusted EBITDA to net income (loss) attributable to Chemours are provided on a quarterly basis. Refer to the preceding table for the reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to net income (loss) attributable to Chemours for the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019.

(2)

Average invested capital is based on a five-quarter trailing average of invested capital, net.


 

 

The Chemours Company

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures to GAAP Financial Measures (Unaudited)

(Dollars in millions)


Net Leverage Ratio Reconciliation


Net Leverage Ratio is defined as our total debt principal, net, or our total debt principal outstanding less cash and cash equivalents, divided by Adjusted EBITDA.




As of December 31,




2020



2019


Total debt principal


$

4,061



$

4,196


Less: Cash and cash equivalents



1,105




943


Total debt principal, net


$

2,956



$

3,253













Year Ended December 31,




2020



2019


Adjusted EBITDA (1)


$

879



$

1,020











Net Leverage Ratio


3.4x



3.2x




(1)

Reconciliations of Adjusted EBITDA to net income (loss) attributable to Chemours are provided on a quarterly basis. Refer to the preceding table for the reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to net income (loss) attributable to Chemours for the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019.

 

 

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