PolyOne Reports Best First-Quarter Results Since Formation
April 28, 2005
* Higher selling prices, increased seasonal demand boost operating income
* Continued strong demand, higher operating margins produce strong Resin
& Intermediates segment earnings
* Second-quarter outlook anticipates sequentially higher sales and
* Company reaffirms expectation for significant full-year positive cash
flow that will be employed for further debt reductions
CLEVELAND, April 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PolyOne Corporation
(NYSE: POL), a leading global polymer compounding and North American
distribution company, today reported sales from continuing operations of
$576.7 million for the first quarter ended March 31, 2005, an increase of
$41.1 million, or 8 percent, compared with the first quarter of 2004.
Operating income from continuing operations was $38.7 million for the first
quarter of 2005, a $14.1 million improvement over the same period in 2004 and
a $22.5 million improvement over the fourth quarter of 2004.
Net income for the first quarter of 2005 was $13.4 million, or $0.15 per
share -- an improvement over the first quarter of 2004 of $9.4 million, or
$0.11 per share.
Special items for continuing and discontinued operations reduced earnings
in the 2005 first quarter by $0.05 per share. The most significant special
item was a $10.9 million pre-tax non-cash charge to reflect impairment of net
assets associated with discontinued operations. A definition and a list of
special items appear in Attachment 4.
"We made good progress during the quarter recovering product spreads --
selling price less raw materials -- in our core businesses," said Thomas A.
Waltermire, president and chief executive officer. "We also benefited from
further improvement in our cost structure and a strong contribution from our
equity investments. However, softer demand in the U.S. and Europe limited
year-over-year shipment growth for most of our operating units."
Waltermire added, "Cash flow in the quarter was negative, largely due to
working capital investment required to support higher sales growth. We do
expect to see working capital needs decline during the second quarter. By
year end, we anticipate healthy positive cash generation from our operations."
Progress on Priorities
PolyOne has outlined four financial priorities for 2005:
* Accelerate organic business growth: For continuing operations,
PolyOne's targets are a 3 percent to 5 percent sales increase from
volume and a 4 percent to 6 percent increase in revenues. In addition,
PolyOne has set a minimum goal of $20 million in sales of a wide array
of products incorporating new technologies, which PolyOne is developing
in Europe, Asia and North America.
The sales growth of nearly 8 percent in the first quarter, compared
with the same quarter in 2004, was due largely to price increases, with
some contribution from favorable foreign currency exchange effects.
Shipment volume, excluding sales of the Melos rubber granulates
business that was sold in June 2004, decreased approximately 1 percent.
On the plus side, both the North American Plastic Colors and Additives
business and Asian operations posted strong year-over-year improvements
* Build the North American Colors and Additives and the Engineered
Materials businesses into strong earnings contributors: The Company
projects that both businesses should become profitable in 2005, with an
operating income improvement exceeding $10 million and an increase in
positive cash flow. In addition, both businesses are focused on market
share gains and sales of higher-value products.
Although slightly unprofitable in the first quarter of 2005, North
American Color and Engineered Materials are moving in the right
direction. Their combined operating income improved approximately $3
million and $0.4 million compared with the fourth quarter of 2004 and
the first quarter of 2004, respectively.
* Complete the return to a strong financial position: PolyOne's 2005 goal
is to lower its debt coverage ratio to less than 3.0 by paying down
debt with cash generated from improved earnings and the proceeds
resulting from the divestiture of the Specialty Resins and Engineered
Films businesses. PolyOne noted that restoring spreads over raw
materials will be key to improving operating earnings.
In the Performance Plastics segment, every business unit achieved some
level of higher selling prices in the first quarter of 2005, which
resulted in an improvement in operating income over fourth-quarter 2004
levels. In Distribution, higher selling prices and shipments helped
boost operating income nearly $1.6 million.
As anticipated, short-term borrowing through PolyOne's receivable sales
facility increased in the first quarter of 2005 compared to the fourth
quarter 2004, resulting from higher working capital required to support
strengthening seasonal demand.
* Ingrain the drive for continuous productivity gains: For 2005, PolyOne
seeks to lower the total cost of producing and selling a pound or kilo
of product by further improving working capital efficiency, reducing
unit manufacturing costs and keeping selling and administrative (S&A)
costs under 9.5 percent of sales.
Reflecting the Company's success to date, S&A expense in the first
quarter of 2005 was $11.1 million lower than in the first quarter of
2004. This reduction is due to spending cuts, reduced benefit
expenses, and one-time favorable items totaling approximately $4
million relating to the settlement of legal issues and adjustments to
associated reserves. Even without the one-time favorable adjustment,
the S&A-to-sales ratio in the first quarter would have been favorably
below PolyOne's targeted level.
A Note on Accounting for Discontinued Operations
In accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP),
PolyOne segregates and reports results of discontinued operations net of tax
as a separate line item on the statement of operations (income statement).
Income or loss from discontinued operations is reported below operating income
-- continuing operations on the income statement. As a result, reporting and
discussion of items above the operating income -- continuing operations line
(such as sales, operating income, interest, and selling and administrative
costs) includes only the results of continuing operations.
Quarterly Summary of Consolidated Operating Results (In millions of dollars, except per share data, unaudited) 1Q05 1Q04 4Q04 Operating results: Sales - continuing operations $ 576.7 $535.6 $515.9 Operating income - continuing operations $38.7 $24.6 $16.2 Net income (loss) - total Company $13.4 $4.0 $(13.6) Income (loss) before discontinued operations - after tax 19.1 (1.6) (10.8) Income (loss) from discontinued operations (5.7) 5.6 (2.8) Earnings (loss) per share - diluted: Net income (loss) - total Company $0.15 $0.04 $(0.15) Income (loss) before discontinued operations 0.21 (0.02) (0.12) Income (loss) from discontinued operations (0.06) 0.06 (0.03) Total per share impact of special items - after tax: (0.05) (0.07) (0.18) Before discontinued operations 0.05 (0.06) (0.14) Discontinued operations (0.10) (0.01) (0.04) Other data: Sales - discontinued operations* $65.1 $155.9 $56.1 Depreciation and amortization: Before discontinued operations 12.5 13.6 12.3 * First quarter 2004 discontinued sales included revenue from the Elastomers and Performance Additives business that was sold in August 2004. A discussion occurs at the end of this release on the use of non-GAAP financial measures.
First-quarter 2005 Highlights (See Attachment 7)
Total Company -- Overall, the Company's continuing business units reported
strong revenue and operating income improvement compared with the fourth
quarter, driven primarily by seasonal demand, higher selling prices and
further strengthening of the Resin and Intermediates earnings. While product
spreads are not back to the average levels in 2004, they are substantially
improved over the fourth-quarter 2004 level. First-quarter 2005 operating
income improved compared with the first quarter of 2004 due to lower S&A costs
and higher equity income, partially offset by lower Performance Plastics
For the two discontinued operations, Specialty Resins and Engineered
Films, net income before the effect of special items improved over the fourth
quarter of 2004 as a result of higher selling prices, demand and improved
spreads over raw materials. Net income before the effect of special items in
the 2004 first quarter includes earnings from the Elastomers and Performance
Additives business, which was subsequently sold in August 2004.
* Performance Plastics Segment: Following is a brief description of
quarterly activities within each of the product groups that make up
Vinyl Compounds -- Compared with the fourth quarter of 2004,
shipments improved seasonally as demand increased for building
materials and appliances. Demand from wire and cable customers
weakened due to normal seasonal slowing and customers' caution in
building inventories with copper prices rising.
Compared with the first quarter of 2004, shipments were down
slightly. Most of this decline was due to sluggish market
conditions, particularly in the wire and cable industry and in vinyl
Polymer Coating Systems (Formulators) -- As anticipated, shipments
improved seasonally over fourth-quarter levels, with vinyl coatings
materials, screen printing inks and colorant additives setting the
pace. Sales improved significantly due to the combination of higher
shipments and increased selling prices.
Overall, shipments in the first quarter were slightly lower compared
with the first quarter of 2004, due to general softness across most
markets, especially automotive applications. Shipments improved,
however, in color additives and vinyl coatings materials.
International -- Seasonal strengthening in the first quarter resulted
in both sales and shipment increases compared with the fourth
quarter. The exception was Engineered Materials in Europe, where a
general weakening in the industry has slowed demand. PolyOne's other
European business, Color, saw shipment increases compared with the
fourth quarter. Asia saw an 8 percent shipment improvement.
Currency exchange boosted sales by $1.3 million.
The first quarter of 2005 continued to demonstrate the sluggishness
in the European economy that began in the fourth quarter of 2004. In
contrast, Asian shipments improved more than 8 percent. However,
excluding the Melos business that was sold in June 2004, overall
volume declined slightly versus the comparable 2004 quarter.
North American Color -- Higher selling prices and seasonally
improved demand drove higher shipments and sales compared with the
fourth quarter of 2004. Compared with the first quarter of 2004,
sales and shipments increased because this business gained new
customers, particularly in building materials.
North American Engineered Materials -- Higher selling prices,
stronger seasonal demand and an improved mix of products sold
produced shipment and sales increases over both the fourth and first
quarters of 2004. Mix improvement was driven by new thermoplastic
elastomer and nylon compound applications.
* Distribution Segment: Sales were $167.5 million, a 10 percent increase
over the fourth quarter of 2004. Primary factors in this increase were
a 6 percent rise in shipment volume, due mostly to seasonal effects,
and higher average selling prices, implemented to pass through costs
from the supplier base.
Distribution sales were 15 percent higher compared with the first
quarter of 2004, due almost entirely to higher prices. Shipment volume
for the quarter was essentially flat versus the same period in 2004.
* Resin and Intermediates Segment: A $7.5 million income improvement
over the fourth quarter was split nearly equally between OxyVinyls, LP
and SunBelt Chlor-Alkali. Higher seasonal demand for polyvinyl
chloride (PVC) resin, better spreads over raw materials and higher
caustic soda selling prices contributed to the improvement. Compared
with the first quarter of 2004, income improved by $16.3 million.
Higher chlor-alkali and PVC prices led this improvement.
Second-quarter 2005 Business Outlook
"Our strong earnings performance in the first quarter appears to be
continuing into the second quarter, led principally by our equity
investments," said Waltermire. "While costs are expected to continue to
pressure our margins and overall growth is slow, we are making steady progress
in the marketplace with higher selling prices. We remain committed to
managing our working capital needs, achieving market growth by increasing the
capture rate of targeted customers and returning our North American Color and
Engineered Materials businesses to profitability."
PolyOne anticipates that revenues from continuing operations should
increase in a range of 7 percent to 10 percent over first-quarter 2005
revenues. Contributing to this estimated increase are projected higher
average selling prices plus volume shipment improvements of 3 percent to 5
percent, reflecting an upsurge in seasonal demand in the second quarter
compared with the first quarter. PolyOne expects that volume shipments in
North America and Europe should be at or slightly lower than second-quarter
2004 levels, as rising prices appear to be motivating customers to manage
their inventory levels more carefully.
The R&I segment should continue to benefit in the second quarter from
increasing market prices for PVC resins and caustic soda and an increase in
PVC resin demand compared with the first quarter. PolyOne projects average
industry PVC resin prices to increase in the second quarter by 2 cents to 3
cents per pound due to increases realized during the first quarter and
announced for the second quarter. Ethylene costs are expected to be flat to
slightly down in the second quarter. Based on these factors, PolyOne
anticipates that R&I operating income will increase between $7 million and $10
million in the second quarter compared with the first quarter.
Because all of its operating units raised prices in the first quarter of
2005, PolyOne expects modest sequential spread improvement but does not expect
to see spread recovery to mid-2004 levels until the second half of 2005.
Further, raw material costs are anticipated to increase in the second quarter.
Also, PolyOne does not expect to have the benefit of one-time favorable items
during the second quarter, such as the approximately $4 million in the first
quarter of 2005 relating to the settlement of legal issues and adjustments to
As a result of this combination of factors, PolyOne anticipates that
operating income from continuing operations should increase by $8 million to
$12 million over first-quarter 2005 levels. Included in this total is the
expected increase in R&I segment operating income.
Improved selling prices and shipments for Specialty Resins and Engineered
Films are anticipated to increase net income from discontinued operations in
the second quarter compared with the first quarter. After consideration of
the impairment and other non-operating charges recorded in the first quarter,
this improvement is anticipated to be between $14 million and $15 million,
resulting in net income from discontinued operations of between $8 million and
Other expense, net was only $0.8 million in the first quarter 2005, a
substantially lower amount than the $4.2 million quarterly average in 2004.
This improvement was driven principally by favorable foreign exchange, reduced
post-retirement benefit costs and no debt repurchase premiums. It is
anticipated that Other expense, net in the second quarter 2005 would increase
to approximately $3 million.
PolyOne will continue to maintain a full valuation allowance associated
with U.S. federal taxes. Consequently, PolyOne's reported net income will
reflect only foreign tax liabilities. The Company expects the effective
foreign tax rate to remain at approximately 30 percent.
PolyOne projects generating positive operating cash flows in the second
quarter. Compared with the first quarter, cash flows should benefit from
higher earnings, cash distributions from equity affiliates (as expected, none
were received in the first quarter) and further working capital efficiency
improvements, partially offset by higher cash interest payments.
PolyOne First-quarter 2005 Conference Call
PolyOne will host a conference call at 11:00 a.m. Eastern time on
April 29, 2005. The conference dial-in number is 888-489-0038 (domestic) or
706-643-1611 (international), conference topic: PolyOne Earnings Call. The
replay number is 800-642-1687 (domestic) or 706-645-9291 (international). The
conference ID for the replay is 9932102. The call will be broadcast live and
then via replay for two weeks on the Company's Web site
at http://www.polyone.com .
The Company filed today with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the first quarter of 2005. The Form
10-Q contains more details of PolyOne's performance as well as information on
key drivers of operating results. This information will be posted today on
the Company's Web site at http://www.polyone.com in the corporate investor
relations section. The Form 10-Q can be obtained from the contact listed at
the end of this press release and is also available on the SEC's Web site
at www.sec.gov .
In-quarter Update Policy
PolyOne intends to release an in-quarter update sometime during June, the
final month of the quarter. The purpose of this release is to inform
investors of any material changes to major business drivers as discussed in
the "Outlook" section of earnings releases and Form 10-Q or Form 10-K.
Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This press release includes the use of both GAAP (generally accepted
accounting principles) and non-GAAP financial measures. The non-GAAP
financial measures are: operating cash flow, operating income (loss) before
special items on a consolidated basis and per share impact of special items.
The most directly comparable GAAP financial measures are: net cash used
(provided) by operating activities, operating income (loss) and income (loss)
When PolyOne's chief operating decision makers review consolidated and
segment results, special items are excluded from operating income and are
evaluated on a per-share basis to enhance understanding of current
profitability levels and how current levels may serve as a base for future
performance. PolyOne's chief operating decision makers also use these non-
GAAP financial measures for decisions regarding allocation of resources. In
addition, operating income before special items is a component of the PolyOne
Annual Incentive Plan at the corporate level and is used in debt covenant
computations. PolyOne's chief operating decision makers use operating cash
flow as an internal measure of cash generation from operations, and it is also
a component of the PolyOne Annual Incentive Plan at the corporate level.
PolyOne is providing these non-GAAP financial measures because it believes
they offer investors a top-level management view of PolyOne's financial
performance and enhance investor understanding of current profitability levels
and how current levels may serve as a base for future performance.
Special items include charges related to specific strategic initiatives
such as the consolidation of operations; restructuring activities such as
employee separation costs resulting from personnel reduction programs, plant
closure and phase-out costs; asset impairments; environmental remediation
costs for facilities no longer owned or closed in prior years; gains and
losses on the divestiture of joint ventures and equity investments;
adjustments to reflect a tax benefit on domestic operating losses; and
deferred tax valuation allowances on domestic operating losses.
Tables included in this press release reconcile each non-GAAP financial
measure to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure (Attachment 5)
and provide detail on special items (Attachment 4). Also attached are
standard financial schedules and a summary of segment results.
PolyOne Corporation, with 2004 annual revenues of approximately $2.2
billion, is a leading global compounding and North American distribution
company with continuing operations in thermoplastic compounds, specialty
polymer formulations, color and additive systems, and thermoplastic resin
distribution. Headquartered in northeast Ohio, PolyOne has employees at
manufacturing sites in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, and joint
ventures in North America and South America. Information on PolyOne's
products and services can be found at http://www.polyone.com .
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
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"intend," "plan," "believe" and other words and terms of similar meaning in
connection with any discussion of future operating or financial performance.
In particular, these include statements relating to future actions;
prospective changes in raw material costs, product pricing or product demand;
future performance, including, without limitations, meeting cash flow goals,
receiving cash distributions from equity affiliates and achieving working
capital targets; results of current and anticipated market conditions and
market strategies; sales efforts; expenses; the outcome of contingencies such
as legal proceedings; and financial results. Factors that could cause actual
results to differ materially include, but are not limited to:
* the effect on foreign operations of currency fluctuations, tariffs,
nationalization, exchange controls, limitations on foreign investment
in local businesses and other political, economic and regulatory risks;
* changes in U.S., regional or world polymer consumption growth rates
affecting PolyOne's markets;
* changes in global industry capacity or in the rate at which anticipated
changes in industry capacity come online in the polyvinyl chloride
(PVC), chlor-alkali, vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) or other industries
in which PolyOne participates;
* fluctuations in raw material prices, quality and supply and in energy
prices and supply, in particular fluctuations outside the normal range
of industry cycles;
* production outages or material costs associated with scheduled or
unscheduled maintenance programs;
* costs or difficulties and delays related to the operation of joint
* lack of day-to-day operating control, including procurement of raw
materials, of equity or joint venture affiliates;
* partial control over investment decisions and dividend distribution
policy of the OxyVinyls partnership and other minority equity holdings
* an inability to launch new products and/or services within PolyOne's
* the possibility of further goodwill impairment;
* an inability to maintain any required licenses or permits;
* an inability to comply with any environmental laws and regulations;
* the cost of compliance with environmental laws and regulations,
including any increased cost of complying with new or revised laws and
* unanticipated developments that could occur with respect to
contingencies such as litigation and environmental matters, including
any developments that would require any increase in our costs and/or
reserves for such contingencies;
* an inability to achieve or delays in achieving or achievement of less
than the anticipated financial benefit from initiatives related to cost
reductions and employee productivity goals;
* a delay or inability to achieve targeted debt level reductions through
divestitures and/or other means;
* an inability to access the revolving credit facility and/or the
receivables sale facility as a result of breaching covenants due to not
achieving anticipated earnings performance or for any other reason;
* any poor performance of our pension plan assets and any obligation on
our part to fund PolyOne's pension plan;
* any delay and/or inability to bring the North American Colors and
Additives Masterbatch and the Engineered Materials product platforms to
* an inability to raise prices or sustain price increases for products;
* an inability or delay beyond December 31, 2005 in finding buyers of
discontinued operations or other non-core assets for reasonable and
* an inability to achieve anticipated earnings performance due to the
divestment of a non-core business;
* an inability to complete the sale of discontinued businesses due to
problems or delays associated with legal proceedings, regulatory
approvals and/or buyers receiving financing for the transaction or any
* a delay in the completion of the new manufacturing facility in Southern
China, expected to commence operations in the second quarter of 2005;
* other factors affecting our business beyond our control, including,
without limitations, changes in the general economy, changes in
interest rates and changes in the rate of inflation.
We cannot guarantee that any forward-looking statement will be realized,
although we believe we have been prudent in our plans and assumptions.
Achievement of future results is subject to risks, uncertainties and
inaccurate assumptions. Should known or unknown risks or uncertainties
materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove inaccurate, actual results
could vary materially from those anticipated, estimated or projected.
Investors should bear this in mind as they consider forward-looking
We undertake no obligation to publicly update forward-looking statements,
whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. You are
advised, however, to consult any further disclosures we make on related
subjects in our reports on Form 10-Q, 8-K and 10-K provided to the Securities
and Exchange Commission. You should understand that it is not possible to
predict or identify all risk factors. Consequently, you should not consider
any list to be a complete set of all potential risks or uncertainties.
Attachment 1 PolyOne Corporation and Subsidiaries Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited) (In millions, except per share data) Three Months Ended March 31, 2005 2004 Sales $576.7 $535.6 Operating costs and expenses: Cost of sales 504.6 448.6 Selling and administrative 46.7 57.8 Depreciation and amortization 12.5 13.6 Employee separation and plant phase-out 0.2 (0.2) Environmental remediation at inactive sites - 0.4 Income from equity affiliates and minority interest (26.0) (9.2) Operating income 38.7 24.6 Interest expense, net (16.3) (18.4) Other expense, net (0.8) (2.9) Income before income taxes and discontinued operations 21.6 3.3 Income tax expense (2.5) (4.9) Income (loss) before discontinued operations 19.1 (1.6) Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of income taxes (5.7) 5.6 Net income $13.4 $4.0 Income (loss) per share of common stock: Basic income (loss) per share before discontinued operations $0.21 $(0.02) Discontinued operations (0.06) 0.06 Basic income per share $0.15 $0.04 Diluted income (loss) per share before discontinued operations $0.21 $(0.02) Discontinued operations (0.06) 0.06 Diluted income per share $0.15 $0.04 Weighted average shares used to compute earnings per share: Basic 91.8 91.4 Diluted 92.2 91.4 Attachment 2 PolyOne Corporation and Subsidiaries Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited) (In millions, except per share data) March 31, December 31, 2005 2004 Assets Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $31.2 $38.6 Accounts receivable, net 309.2 309.7 Inventories 227.4 196.0 Deferred income tax assets 19.9 20.1 Other current assets 18.0 17.7 Discontinued operations 38.4 34.6 Total current assets 644.1 616.7 Property, net 431.3 441.2 Investment in equity affiliates 289.2 263.3 Goodwill, net 322.0 321.0 Other intangible assets, net 9.5 10.1 Other non-current assets 59.3 59.6 Discontinued operations 47.7 59.9 Total assets $1,803.1 $1,771.8 Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity Current liabilities: Short-term bank debt $3.2 $ 2.3 Accounts payable 244.4 210.7 Accrued expenses 96.2 102.4 Current portion of long-term debt 49.1 49.3 Discontinued operations 26.9 26.3 Total current liabilities 419.8 391.0 Long-term debt 638.7 640.5 Deferred income tax liabilities 14.6 14.4 Post-retirement benefits other than pensions 111.2 114.0 Other non-current liabilities, including pensions 223.8 224.6 Minority interest in consolidated subsidiaries 5.4 6.8 Discontinued operations 0.1 0.1 Total liabilities 1,413.6 1,391.4 Shareholders' equity: Preferred stock, 40.0 shares authorized, no shares issued - - Common stock, $.01 par, 400.0 shares authorized, 122.2 shares issued at March 31, 2005 and December 31, 2004 1.2 1.2 Other shareholders' equity 388.3 379.2 Total shareholders' equity 389.5 380.4 Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $1,803.1 $1,771.8 Attachment 3 PolyOne Corporation and Subsidiaries Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited) (In millions) Three Months Ended March 31, 2005 2004 Operating Activities Net income $13.4 $4.0 Income (loss) from discontinued operations (5.7) 5.6 Income (loss) from continuing operations 19.1 (1.6) Adjustments to reconcile (loss) from continuing operations to net cash provided (used) by operating activities of continuing operations: Employee separation and plant phase-out charges 0.2 (0.2) Cash payments on employee separation and plant phase-out (1.4) (10.4) Charges for environmental remediation at inactive sites - 0.4 Cash payments on environmental remediation at inactive sites (2.6) (0.6) Depreciation and amortization 12.5 13.6 Companies carried at equity and minority interest: Income from equity affiliates (26.0) (9.7) Minority interest expense - 0.5 Dividends and distributions received - 1.5 Provision for deferred income taxes 0.5 0.5 Change in assets and liabilities: Accounts receivable (59.4) (64.0) Proceeds under (decrease in) sale of accounts receivable 59.2 (0.7) FIFO inventories (31.9) (17.9) Accounts payable 35.2 70.0 Accrued expenses and other (6.5) 28.1 Net cash provided (used) by operating activities of continuing operations (1.1) 9.5 Investing Activities Capital expenditures (8.9) (3.6) Business acquired, net of cash received (1.6) (5.1) Proceeds from sale of assets 0.8 - Net cash used by investing activities of continuing operations (9.7) (8.7) Financing Activities Change in short-term debt 0.9 0.4 Change in long-term debt - (0.1) Proceeds from exercise of stock options 0.2 - Net cash provided by financing activities of continuing operations 1.1 0.3 Net cash provided by discontinued operations 4.6 10.5 Effect of exchange rate on changes on cash (2.3) (0.5) Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents (7.4) 11.1 Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 38.6 48.7 Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $31.2 $59.8 Attachment 4 Summary of Special Items (Unaudited) (In millions) "Special items" include charges related to specific strategic initiatives such as the consolidation of operations, restructuring activities including employee separation costs resulting from personnel reduction programs, plant closure and phase-out costs, asset impairments, environmental remediation costs for facilities no longer owned or closed in prior years, and gains and losses on the divestiture of joint ventures and equity investments, adjustments to reflect a tax benefit on domestic losses and deferred tax valuation allowances on domestic operating income. Special items ($mm) 1Q04 4Q04 1Q05 Continuing operations Employee separation and plant phase-out costs (1) 0.2 (0.1) (0.2) Asset impairments (2) (3.8) - Environmental remediation at inactive sites (3) (0.4) - Impact on pre-tax income (0.2) (3.9) (0.2) Income tax benefit on above items 0.2 1.5 0.1 Tax allowance (5) (4.9) (10.6) 4.5 Impact on net income from continuing operations (4.9) (13.0) 4.4 Per share impact (0.06) (0.14) 0.05 Discontinued operations Employee separation and plant phase-out costs (1) (5.2) (0.2) - Impact on operating income (5.2) (0.2) - Net asset impairment and loss on disposition of discontinued operations (4) (6.0) (11.6) Impact on pre-tax income (5.2) (6.6) (11.6) Income tax benefit on above items 2.0 2.4 4.5 Tax allowance (5) 2.0 0.4 (2.3) Impact on net income from discontinued operations (1.2) (3.4) (9.4) Per share impact (0.01) (0.04) (0.10) Total Impact on net income (6.1) (16.4) (5.0) Per share impact (0.07) (0.18) (0.05) Explanations: 1. Severance, employee outplacement, external outplacement consulting, lease termination, facility closing costs and the write-down of the carrying value of plant and equipment resulting from restructuring initiatives. For 1Q05, continuing operations included $0.2 of additional loss on sale of phase-out plant. 2. A non-cash impairment charge to adjust the carrying value of deferred product technology, customer list, customer contract, Internet investment and note receivable to estimated realizable future cash flows or fair market value. 3. Environmental remediation costs for facilities either no longer owned or closed in prior years. 4. A non-cash impairment charge to adjust the net asset carrying value of discontinued operations to estimated net future proceeds. For 1Q05, includes $10.9 impairment charge for Engineered Films and $0.7 charge for stay bonuses for Elastomers and Performance Additives. 5. Tax allowance to adjust net U.S. deferred income tax assets resulting from operating loss carry-forwards. Attachment 5 Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures (In millions) Below is a reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable measures calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP. 1Q05 4Q04 1Q04 Continuing operations: Operating income before special items $38.9 $20.1 $24.8 Special items in continuing operations, before tax (0.2) (3.9) (0.2) Operating income $38.7 $16.2 $24.6 Discontinued operations: Operating income before special items $6.2 $3.5 $11.5 Special items in discontinued operations, before tax (11.6) (6.6) (5.2) Operating income (loss) $(5.4) $(3.1) $6.3 Continuing operations: Income per share before impact of special items $0.16 $0.02 $0.04 Per share impact of special items, after tax 0.05 (0.14) (0.06) Diluted income (loss) per share $0.21 $(0.12) $(0.02) Discontinued operations: Income per share before impact of special items $0.04 $0.01 $0.07 Per share impact of special items, after tax (0.10) (0.04) (0.01) Diluted income (loss) per share $(0.06) $(0.03) $0.06 (in millions) March 31, Dec. 31, March 31, 2005 2004 2004 Reconciliation to Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flow Net cash provided (used) by operating activities of continuing operations $(1.1) $(36.2) $9.5 Net cash used by investing activities of continuing operations (9.7) (7.9) (8.7) Less (increase) decrease in sale of accounts receivable (59.2) - 0.7 Plus net cash provided (used) by discontinued operations 4.6 (0.2) 10.5 Interest rate swap fair value debt adjustment (2.2) (0.9) 2.3 Guarantee of Sunbelt outstanding senior secured notes - 6.1 - Other financing activity 2.2 (2.0) - Effect of exchange rate changes on cash (2.3) (0.5) (0.5) Increase (Decrease) in borrowed debt less cash and cash equivalents $(67.7) $(41.6) $13.8 Plus voluntary payments to employee pension plans $- $65.0 $- Less proceeds from sale of assets (0.8) - - Less guarantee of Sunbelt outstanding senior secured notes - (6.1) - Less proceeds from sale of business, net of note receivable - - - Plus business acquired, net of cash received 1.6 - 5.1 Operating cash flow $(66.9) $17.3 $18.9 Attachment 6 Business Segment Operations (Unaudited) (In millions) Senior management uses operating income before the effect of "special items" to assess performance and allocate resources to business segments because senior management believes that this measure is useful in understanding current profitability levels and how current levels may serve as a base for future performance. In addition, operating income before the effect of "special items" is a component of the PolyOne Annual Incentive Plan at the corporate level and is used in debt covenant computations. 1Q05 4Q04 1Q04 Business Segments: Sales: Performance Plastics Segment $449.2 $402.7 $428.0 Distribution Segment 167.5 152.0 145.8 Resin & Intermediates Segment - - - Intersegment eliminations (40.0) (38.8) (38.2) $576.7 $515.9 $535.6 Operating income (loss) Performance Plastics Segment $11.5 $3.5 $20.4 Distribution Segment 5.4 3.7 4.8 Resin & Intermediates Segment 22.9 15.4 6.6 Other Segment $(0.9) $(2.5) $(7.0) Special items, expense 0.2 3.9 0.2 Operating income $38.7 $16.2 $24.6 Other data: Discontinued operations Sales: Elastomers and Performance Additives $- $- $95.0 Specialty Resins and Engineered Films 65.1 56.1 60.9 $65.1 $56.1 $155.9 Operating income (loss) Elastomers and Performance Additives $- $- $7.8 Specialty Resins and Engineered Films 6.2 3.5 3.7 Depreciation and amortization - - Special items, expense before tax $(11.6) $(6.6) $(5.2) Operating Income $(5.4) $(3.1) $6.3 Attachment 7 Sales and Shipment Volume Summary 1Q05 versus 4Q04 1Q05 versus 1Q04 Shipment Shipment 1Q05 Sales, Sales $, Lbs., Sales $, Lbs., % of Total % Change % Change % Change % Change* Performance Plastics Vinyl Compounds 27.0% 10.0% 3.3% 8.1% (3.5%) Polymer Coatings (Formulators) 7.8 12.9 9.4 3.4 (2.9) NA Color and Additives 10.8 7.9 2.7 11.7 8.2 Masterbatches NA Engineered Material 4.2 14.8 16.9 5.6 (0.8) International Colors and Engineered Materials 21.5 15.1 (1.8) 3.4 (2.1)* Total 71.3 11.5 6.6 5.0 (1.6)* Distribution 28.7 10.2 5.7 14.8 0.3 Total 100.0% 11.8% 6.4% 7.7% (1.2%)* * Excludes shipments from Melos in first quarter of 2004
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