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PolyOne Announces Second Quarter 2016 Results

July 27, 2016

- Reports GAAP earnings per share of $0.59 vs. $0.74 in the prior year, reflecting the favorable impact of certain tax benefits recognized in 2015

- Adjusted EPS increases 11% to $0.63 from $0.57 in the prior year driven by Performance Products & Solutions and Specialty Engineered Materials

- Achieves 27th consecutive quarter of adjusted EPS growth

- Completes specialty acquisitions of Gordon Composites and Polystrand and establishes Advanced Composites platform

CLEVELAND, July 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL) today reported its second quarter results for 2016.  GAAP earnings per share of $0.59 in the second quarter of 2016 decreased from $0.74 in the second quarter of 2015.  Adjusted earnings per share increased 11% to $0.63, from $0.57 in the second quarter of 2015.  Special items for the second quarter of 2016, which primarily included realignment and acquisition-related costs, resulted in a net after-tax charge of $3.2 million, or $0.04 per share (see Attachment 1).  In the prior year quarter, special items, which primarily included a tax benefit and realignment charges, resulted in a net after-tax gain of $15.9 million, or $0.17 per share.

"I'm pleased to report adjusted EPS growth of 11% to $0.63," said
Robert M. Patterson, chairman, president, and chief executive officer, PolyOne Corporation.  "Our focus on specialty applications and executing our four-pillar strategy have been the driving force behind PolyOne extending our streak to 27 consecutive quarters of adjusted EPS expansion."

Mr. Patterson added, "Performance Products & Solutions (PP&S) achieved another exceptional quarter, driven by continued mix improvement resulting in a new segment operating margin record of 12.3%.  In addition, our recent investments in commercial resources resulted in a 9% volume increase in Distribution and profitability expansion in Engineered Materials."

Revenue for the second quarter of 2016 was $862 million, compared to $887 million in the second quarter of 2015.  Underlying organic sales growth plus the addition of Magenta's fiber colorant business and Kraton's TPE business was more than offset by lower year-over-year selling prices in Distribution, PP&S, and Designed Structures and Solutions (DSS), due to lower hydro-carbon based raw material costs.

Bradley C. Richardson, executive vice president and chief financial officer, PolyOne Corporation, said, "Our balance sheet and cash flow remain very strong, and we ended June with over $540 million of available liquidity.  Also in the quarter, we successfully repriced our Senior Secured $550 million Term Loan B, reducing the interest rate by 25 basis points to LIBOR + 2.75%.  Our ability to reprice is reflective of the financial health and creditor confidence in our company."

Yesterday, the company announced the acquisitions of Gordon Composites and Polystrand, two specialty businesses that will join PolyOne's existing composite technologies under a new platform to be called PolyOne Advanced Composites, which will operate within the Specialty Engineered Materials segment.

"I'm thrilled to have these companies join the PolyOne family," said Mr. Patterson.  "Gordon Composites complements our Glasforms business with leading thermoset solutions.  Polystrand establishes us with an immediate leadership position in new, next generation thermoplastic composites that combine high strength characteristics of a thermoset with the design freedom of thermoplastics."

"We're excited to leverage these new capabilities to better serve existing and future customers," Mr. Patterson added.  "We continue to seek out specialty acquisitions to supplement our organic investments in innovation and additional commercial resources needed to drive new business gains.  Overall, economic conditions remain sluggish, and I see these investments as more important now than ever to deliver long-term growth for our shareholders."

About PolyOne

PolyOne Corporation, with 2015 revenues of $3.4 billion, is a premier provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions. The company is dedicated to serving customers in diverse industries around the globe, by creating value through collaboration, innovation and an unwavering commitment to excellence.  Guided by its Core Values, Sustainability Promise and No Surprises PledgeSM, PolyOne is committed to its customers, employees, communities and shareholders through ethical, sustainable and fiscally responsible principles. For more information, visit www.polyone.com.

To access PolyOne's news library online, please visit www.polyone.com/news.

Forward-looking Statements

In this press release, statements that are not reported financial results or other historical information are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements give current expectations or forecasts of future events and are not guarantees of future performance. They are based on management's expectations that involve a number of business risks and uncertainties, any of which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by the forward-looking statements. They use words such as "will," "anticipate," "estimate," "expect," "project," "intend," "plan," "believe," and other words and terms of similar meaning in connection with any discussion of future operating or financial condition, performance and/or sales.  Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those implied by these forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: our ability to realize anticipated savings and operational benefits from the realignment of assets, including the closure of manufacturing facilities; the timing of closings and shifts of production to new facilities related to asset realignments and any unforeseen loss of customers and/or disruptions of service or quality caused by such closings and/or production shifts; separation and severance amounts that differ from original estimates; amounts for non-cash charges related to asset write-offs and accelerated depreciation realignments of property, plant and equipment, that differ from original estimates; our ability to identify and evaluate acquisition targets and consummate acquisitions; the ability to successfully integrate acquired businesses into our operations, such as Gordon Composites and Polystrand, including whether such businesses will be accretive, retain the management teams of acquired businesses, and retain relationships with customers of acquired businesses; disruptions, uncertainty or volatility in the credit markets that could adversely impact the availability of credit already arranged and the availability and cost of credit in the future; the financial condition of our customers, including the ability of customers (especially those that may be highly leveraged and those with inadequate liquidity) to maintain their credit availability; the speed and extent of an economic recovery, including the recovery of the housing market; our ability to achieve new business gains; the effect on foreign operations of currency fluctuations, tariffs and other political, economic and regulatory risks; changes in polymer consumption growth rates and laws and regulations regarding the disposal of plastic in jurisdictions where we conduct business; changes in global industry capacity or in the rate at which anticipated changes in industry capacity come online; fluctuations in raw material prices, quality and supply and in energy prices and supply; production outages or material costs associated with scheduled or unscheduled maintenance programs; unanticipated developments that could occur with respect to contingencies such as litigation and environmental matters; an inability to achieve or delays in achieving or achievement of less than the anticipated financial benefit from initiatives related to working capital reductions, cost reductions and employee productivity goals; an inability to raise or sustain prices for products or services; an inability to maintain appropriate relations with unions and employees; our ability to continue to pay cash dividends; the amount and timing of repurchases of our common shares, if any; and other factors affecting our business beyond our control, including, without limitation, changes in the general economy, changes in interest rates and changes in the rate of inflation. The above list of factors is not exhaustive.

We undertake no obligation to publicly update forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. You are advised to consult any further disclosures we make on related subjects in our reports on Form 10-Q, 8-K and 10-K that we provide to the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Attachment 1

PolyOne Corporation

Summary of Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income (Unaudited)

(In millions, except per share data)



Three Months Ended
June 30,


Six Months Ended
June 30,


2016


2015


2016


2015









Sales

$

861.5



$

887.1



$

1,708.5



$

1,760.2


Operating income

81.5



80.3



152.8



150.4


Net income attributable to PolyOne shareholders

50.0



66.8



89.1



97.0


Basic earnings per share attributable to PolyOne shareholders

$

0.59



$

0.75



$

1.06



$

1.09


Diluted earnings per share attributable to PolyOne shareholders

$

0.59



$

0.74



$

1.05



$

1.08


Senior management uses comparisons of adjusted net income attributable to PolyOne shareholders and diluted earnings per share (EPS) attributable to PolyOne shareholders, excluding special items, to assess performance and facilitate comparability of results. Below is a reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable measures calculated and presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP (GAAP).


Three Months Ended
 June 30, 2016


Three Months Ended
 June 30, 2015

Reconciliation to Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income

$


EPS


$


EPS









Net income attributable to PolyOne shareholders

$

50.0



$

0.59



$

66.8



$

0.74


Special items, after tax (Attachment 3)

3.2



0.04



(15.9)



(0.17)


Adjusted net income / EPS - excluding special items

$

53.2



$

0.63



$

50.9



$

0.57


 

 


Six Months
Ended June 30, 2016


Six Months
Ended June 30, 2015

Reconciliation to Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income

$


EPS


$


EPS









Net income attributable to PolyOne shareholders

$

89.1



$

1.05



$

97.0



$

1.08


Special items, after tax (Attachment 3)

12.3



0.14



(4.5)



(0.05)


Adjusted net income / EPS - excluding special items

$

101.4



$

1.19



$

92.5



$

1.03


 

 

Attachment 2

PolyOne Corporation

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income (Unaudited)

(In millions, except per share data)



Three Months Ended
June 30,


Six Months Ended
June 30,


2016


2015


2016


2015









Sales

$

861.5



$

887.1



$

1,708.5



$

1,760.2


Cost of sales

669.2



701.4



1,330.7



1,404.7


Gross margin

192.3



185.7



377.8



355.5


Selling and administrative expense

110.8



105.4



225.0



205.1


Operating income

81.5



80.3



152.8



150.4


Interest expense, net

(14.6)



(16.2)



(29.2)



(32.3)


Debt extinguishment costs

(0.4)





(0.4)




Other income (expense), net

0.1



(0.7)



0.4



(1.4)


Income before income taxes

66.6



63.4



123.6



116.7


Income tax (expense) benefit

(16.6)



3.6



(34.6)



(19.5)


Net income

50.0



67.0



89.0



97.2


 Net (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interests



(0.2)



0.1



(0.2)


Net income attributable to PolyOne common shareholders

$

50.0



$

66.8



$

89.1



$

97.0










Earnings per common share attributable to PolyOne common 
     shareholders - Basic:

$

0.59



$

0.75



$

1.06



$

1.09


Earnings per common share attributable to PolyOne common 
     shareholders - Diluted:

$

0.59



$

0.74



$

1.05



$

1.08










Cash dividends declared per share of common stock

$

0.12



$

0.10



$

0.24



$

0.20










Weighted-average shares used to compute earnings per common share:








Basic

84.1



88.9



84.4



89.1


Diluted

84.7



89.8



84.9



89.9


 

 

Attachment 3

PolyOne Corporation

Summary of Special Items (Unaudited)

(In millions, except per share data)


 

Special items (1)

Three Months Ended
June 30,


Six Months Ended
June 30,


2016


2015


2016


2015

Cost of sales:








   Restructuring costs

$

(1.9)



$

(5.3)



$

(4.6)



$

(13.2)


   Environmental remediation costs

(2.1)



(2.0)



(3.8)



(3.5)


   Reimbursement of previously incurred environmental costs

5.3





5.3



0.5


   Acquisition related adjustments

(2.0)





(4.5)




      Impact on cost of sales

(0.7)



(7.3)



(7.6)



(16.2)










Selling and administrative expense:








   Employee separation and restructuring costs

(3.8)



(2.1)



(8.5)



(4.8)


   Legal related and other

(5.3)



(1.8)



(7.2)



1.0


   Acquisition/divestiture related costs

(0.6)



(0.7)



(0.9)



(1.2)


      Impact on selling and administrative expense

(9.7)



(4.6)



(16.6)



(5.0)










      Impact on operating income

(10.4)



(11.9)



(24.2)



(21.2)










   Debt extinguishment costs

(0.4)





(0.4)




   Other (expense) income, net

(0.1)





0.1




      Impact on income before income taxes

(10.9)



(11.9)



(24.5)



(21.2)


Income tax benefit on above special items

4.0



3.9



8.9



7.7


Tax adjustments(2)

3.7



23.9



3.3



18.0


Impact of special items on net income attributable to PolyOne 
     Shareholders

$

(3.2)



$

15.9



$

(12.3)



$

4.5










Diluted earnings per common share impact

$

(0.04)



$

0.17



$

(0.14)



$

0.05










Weighted average shares used to compute adjusted earnings per 
     
share:








     Diluted

84.7


89.8


84.9


89.9

(1) Special items are a non-GAAP financial measure and are used to determine adjusted earnings. Special items include charges related to specific strategic initiatives or financial restructuring such as: consolidation of operations; debt extinguishment costs; costs incurred directly in relation to acquisitions or divestitures; employee separation costs resulting from personnel reduction programs, plant phase-in costs, executive separation agreements; asset impairments; mark-to-market adjustments associated with actuarial gains and losses on pension and other post-retirement benefit plans; environmental remediation costs, fines, penalties and related insurance recoveries related to facilities no longer owned or closed in prior years; gains and losses on the divestiture of operating businesses, joint ventures and equity investments; gains and losses on facility or property sales or disposals; results of litigation, fines or penalties, where such litigation (or action relating to the fines or penalties) arose prior to the commencement of the performance period; one-time, non-recurring items; and the effect of changes in accounting principles or other such laws or provisions affecting reported results.

(2) Tax adjustments include the net tax expense/benefit from one-time income tax items, the set-up or reversal of uncertain tax position reserves and deferred income tax valuation allowance adjustments.

 

 

Attachment 4

PolyOne Corporation

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In millions)



(Unaudited)
June 30, 
 2016


December 31,
 2015

Assets




Current assets:




Cash and cash equivalents

$

161.4



$

279.8


Accounts receivable, net

431.3



347.0


Inventories, net

312.1



287.0


Other current assets

46.4



47.0


Total current assets

951.2



960.8


Property, net

581.7



583.5


Goodwill

636.0



597.7


Intangible assets, net

347.6



344.6


Other non-current assets

103.3



108.5


Total assets

$

2,619.8



$

2,595.1






Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity




Current liabilities:




Short-term and current portion of long-term debt

$

18.4



$

18.6


Accounts payable

373.1



351.6


Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

140.2



127.9


Total current liabilities

531.7



498.1


Non-current liabilities:




Long-term debt

1,126.2



1,128.0


Pension and other post-retirement benefits

52.0



77.5


Deferred income taxes

27.5



33.8


Other non-current liabilities

150.6



152.5


Total non-current liabilities

1,356.3



1,391.8


Shareholders' equity:




PolyOne shareholders' equity

730.9



704.2


Noncontrolling interests

0.9



1.0


Total equity

731.8



705.2


Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$

2,619.8



$

2,595.1


 

 

Attachment 5

PolyOne Corporation

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)

(In millions)



Six Months Ended
June 30,


2016


2015

Operating Activities




Net income

$

89.0



$

97.2


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




Depreciation and amortization

49.2



49.8


Accelerated depreciation and fixed asset charges associated with restructuring activities

4.1



6.5


Provision for doubtful accounts

0.1




Debt extinguishment costs

0.4




Share-based compensation expense

4.3



4.2


Change in assets and liabilities, net of the effect of acquisitions:




Increase in accounts receivable

(84.3)



(40.8)


(Increase) decrease in inventories

(4.3)



5.2


Increase in accounts payable

21.6



35.5


Decrease in pension and other post-retirement benefits

(27.1)



(27.9)


Decrease in accrued expenses and other assets and liabilities - net

(3.6)



(69.8)


Net cash provided by operating activities

49.4



59.9


Investing Activities




Capital expenditures

(39.6)



(39.1)


Business acquisitions

(72.8)




Sale of and proceeds from other assets

9.0



1.9


Net cash used by investing activities

(103.4)



(37.2)


Financing Activities




Borrowings under credit facilities

471.2



515.6


Repayments under credit facilities

(471.4)



(481.2)


Purchase of common shares for treasury

(39.6)



(42.8)


Cash dividends paid

(20.7)



(17.9)


Repayment of long-term debt

(2.8)




Exercise of share awards

0.8



4.2


Debt financing costs

(0.6)




Net cash used by financing activities

(63.1)



(22.1)


Effect of exchange rate changes on cash

(1.3)



(2.4)


Decrease in cash and cash equivalents

(118.4)



(1.8)


Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

279.8



238.6


Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$

161.4



$

236.8


 

 

Attachment 6

PolyOne Corporation

Business Segment and Platform Operations (Unaudited)

(In millions)


Operating income at the segment level does not include: special items as defined on Attachment 3; corporate general and administration costs that are not allocated to segments; intersegment sales and profit eliminations; share-based compensation costs; and certain other items that are not included in the measure of segment profit and loss that is reported to and reviewed by the chief operating decision maker. These costs are included in Corporate and eliminations.



Three Months Ended
June 30,


Six Months Ended
June 30,


2016


2015


2016


2015

Sales:








   Color, Additives and Inks

$

212.2