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Olin Announces Second Quarter 2022 Results and $2 Billion Share Repurchase Program


Highlights

CLAYTON, Mo., July 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Olin Corporation (NYSE: OLN) announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2022.  Olin also announced that its Board of Directors approved a new $2.0 billion share repurchase program ("2022 Share Repurchase Program").

Second quarter 2022 reported net income was $422.1 million, or $2.76 per diluted share, which compares to second quarter 2021 reported net income of $355.8 million, or $2.17 per diluted share.  Second quarter 2022 adjusted EBITDA of $727.3 million excludes depreciation and amortization expense of $148.8 million and restructuring charges of $3.6 million.  Second quarter 2021 adjusted EBITDA was $559.2 million.  Sales in the second quarter 2022 were $2,616.1 million compared to $2,221.3 million in the second quarter 2021.

Scott Sutton, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, said, "Our second quarter record adjusted EBITDA performance continued to prove how our model can adapt in real-time to emphasize 'value first' versus a volume maximization approach.  Our Chemical businesses have been increasingly challenged by the weakening economic environment, in particular chlorine derivatives such as epoxy resin and ethylene dichloride.  Our team reduced operating rates and increased product purchases; thereby, refraining from selling incremental volume into poor-quality markets.

"With a recessionary economic environment continuing to unfold in third quarter 2022, we look forward to demonstrating how our winning model should dampen the impact of deeply cyclical behaviors that have historically undermined our earnings.  We expect our third quarter 2022 Chemicals businesses results to be lower than second quarter 2022, due to purposeful lower participation in chlorine derivative markets and operating at lower rates combined with sequentially higher raw material and operating costs, mainly increased natural gas and electrical power costs.  We expect Winchester third quarter results to be lower than second quarter 2022 levels because of higher commodity and other materials costs.  Overall, we expect Olin's third quarter 2022 adjusted EBITDA to decline approximately 15% from second quarter 2022 levels.

"During the first half of 2022, we repurchased approximately 8% of shares outstanding for $689.7 million from cash flow, while maintaining our net debt levels.  Additionally, the new $2 billion share repurchase program reflects our Board of Directors' confidence in Olin's future earnings and cash flow generation.  With our solid balance sheet and strong cash flow, we are well positioned to execute on this attractive opportunity to invest in Olin."

SEGMENT REPORTING

Olin defines segment earnings as income (loss) before interest expense, interest income, other operating income (expense), non-operating pension income, other income, and income taxes.

CHLOR ALKALI PRODUCTS AND VINYLS

Chlor Alkali Products and Vinyls sales for the second quarter 2022 were $1,403.5 million compared to $967.3 million in the second quarter 2021.  The increase in Chlor Alkali Products and Vinyls sales was primarily due to higher pricing, partially offset by lower volumes.  Second quarter 2022 segment earnings were $346.5 million compared to $168.9 million in the second quarter 2021.  The $177.6 million increase in segment earnings was primarily due to higher pricing across all products.  The segment earnings also reflected lower volumes and higher raw material and operating costs, mainly increased natural gas and electrical power costs.  Chlor Alkali Products and Vinyls second quarter 2022 results included depreciation and amortization expense of $120.4 million compared to $114.5 million in the second quarter 2021.

EPOXY

Epoxy sales for the second quarter 2022 were $772.7 million compared to $850.0 million in the second quarter 2021.  The decrease in Epoxy sales was primarily due to lower volumes, partially offset by higher pricing.  Second quarter 2022 segment earnings were $139.9 million compared to $165.3 million in the second quarter 2021.  The $25.4 million decrease in Epoxy segment earnings was primarily due to lower volumes and higher operating costs, mainly increased natural gas and electrical power costs, partially offset by higher product margins, as higher pricing was partially offset by higher benzene and propylene raw material costs.  Epoxy second quarter 2022 results included depreciation and amortization expense of $20.4 million compared to $20.3 million in the second quarter 2021.

WINCHESTER

Winchester sales for the second quarter 2022 were $439.9 million compared to $404.0 million in the second quarter 2021.  The increase in Winchester sales was primarily due to higher commercial ammunition pricing.  Second quarter 2022 segment earnings were $119.3 million compared to $109.9 million in the second quarter 2021.  The $9.4 million increase in segment earnings was primarily due to higher commercial ammunition pricing, which was partially offset by higher commodity and other materials costs.  Winchester second quarter 2022 results included depreciation and amortization expense of $5.9 million compared to $5.5 million in the second quarter 2021.

CORPORATE AND OTHER COSTS

Other corporate and unallocated costs in the second quarter of 2022 increased $4.1 million compared to the second quarter 2021 primarily due to unfavorable foreign currency impacts and higher legal fees, partially offset by lower incentive costs, which includes mark-to-market adjustments on stock-based compensation.

LIQUIDITY AND SHARE REPURCHASES

The cash balance on June 30, 2022, was $304.6 million and we ended the quarter with net debt of approximately $2.5 billion and a net debt to adjusted EBITDA ratio of 0.9 times.

Under the new $2 billion 2022 Share Repurchase Program, shares of the Company's common stock may be repurchased periodically, including in the open market or privately negotiated transactions.  The actual timing, manner, number, and value of shares repurchased under the program will be determined by management at its discretion and will depend on a number of factors, including the market price of Olin's common stock, general market and economic conditions, applicable requirements, and other business considerations.  The 2022 Share Repurchase Program has no time limit and does not obligate the Company to acquire any particular amount of shares of the Company's common stock.

During second quarter 2022, approximately 7.4 million shares of common stock were repurchased at a cost of $426.5 million.  During first half 2022, approximately 12.6 million shares of common stock were repurchased at a cost of $689.7 million.  For the full year 2021, Olin repurchased approximately 4.7 million shares of common stock at a cost of $251.9 million.  On June 30, 2022, the Company had remaining authorization to repurchase approximately $362.5 million of the Company's common stock under its existing stock repurchase plan approved in November 2021 (the "2021 Share Repurchase Program").  The authorization remaining available under the 2021 Share Repurchase Program is not affected by the authorization of the 2022 Share Repurchase Program.

CONFERENCE CALL INFORMATION

Olin senior management will host a conference call to discuss second quarter 2022 financial results at 9:00 a.m. Eastern time on Friday, July 29, 2022.  Remarks will be followed by a question and answer session.  Associated slides, which will be available the evening before the call, and the conference call will be accessible via webcast through Olin's website, www.olin.com, under the second quarter conference call icon.  An archived replay of the webcast will also be available in the Investor Relations section of Olin's website beginning at 12:00 p.m. Eastern time.  A final transcript of the call will be posted the next business day.

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

Olin Corporation is a leading vertically-integrated global manufacturer and distributor of chemical products and a leading U.S. manufacturer of ammunition.  The chemical products produced include chlorine and caustic soda, vinyls, epoxies, chlorinated organics, bleach, hydrogen, and hydrochloric acid.  Winchester's principal manufacturing facilities produce and distribute sporting ammunition, law enforcement ammunition, reloading components, small caliber military ammunition and components, and industrial cartridges.

Visit www.olin.com for more information on Olin.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This communication includes forward-looking statements.  These statements relate to analyses and other information that are based on management's beliefs, certain assumptions made by management, forecasts of future results, and current expectations, estimates and projections about the markets and economy in which we and our various segments operate.  The statements contained in this communication that are not statements of historical fact may include forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties.

We have used the words "anticipate," "intend," "may," "expect," "believe," "should," "plan," "outlook," "project," "estimate," "forecast," "optimistic," "target," and variations of such words and similar expressions in this communication to identify such forward-looking statements.  These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the Company's intent to repurchase, from time to time, the Company's common stock.  These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions, which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond our control.  Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from those matters expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements.  We undertake no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of future events, new information or otherwise.  The payment of cash dividends is subject to the discretion of our board of directors and will be determined in light of then-current conditions, including our earnings, our operations, our financial conditions, our capital requirements and other factors deemed relevant by our board of directors.  In the future, our board of directors may change our dividend policy, including the frequency or amount of any dividend, in light of then-existing conditions.

The risks, uncertainties and assumptions involved in our forward-looking statements, many of which are discussed in more detail in our filings with the SEC, including without limitation the "Risk Factors" section of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021, and our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other reports furnished or filed with the SEC, include, but are not limited to, the following: 

Business, Industry and Operational Risks

Legal, Environmental and Regulatory Risks

All of our forward-looking statements should be considered in light of these factors.  In addition, other risks and uncertainties not presently known to us or that we consider immaterial could affect the accuracy of our forward-looking statements.

2022-13

Olin Corporation

Consolidated Statements of Operations (a)


Three Months


Six Months


Ended June 30,


Ended June 30,

(In millions, except per share amounts)

2022

2021


2022

2021







Sales

$  2,616.1

$  2,221.3


$  5,077.5

$  4,140.1

Operating Expenses:






     Cost of Goods Sold

1,951.4

1,712.2


3,758.9

3,136.0

     Selling and Administration

99.0

100.6


203.3

207.5

     Restructuring Charges

3.6

14.0


6.7

20.9

Other Operating Income

3.3

0.5


3.3

0.5

     Operating Income

565.4

395.0


1,111.9

776.2

Interest Expense (b)

34.5

65.9


67.4

150.4

Interest Income

0.3

-


0.7

0.1

Non-operating Pension Income

9.5

8.2


19.1

17.5

     Income before Taxes

540.7

337.3


1,064.3

643.4

Income Tax Provision (Benefit) (c)

118.6

(18.5)


249.2

44.0

Net Income

$     422.1

$     355.8


$     815.1

$     599.4

Net Income Per Common Share:






     Basic

$       2.83

$       2.23


$       5.37

$       3.77

     Diluted

$       2.76

$       2.17


$       5.24

$       3.69

Dividends Per Common Share

$       0.20

$       0.20


$       0.40

$       0.40

Average Common Shares Outstanding - Basic


149.2

159.9


151.9

159.2

Average Common Shares Outstanding - Diluted

152.8

163.8


155.6

162.3



(a)

Unaudited.  

(b)

Interest expense for the three and six months ended June 30, 2021 included a loss on extinguishment of debt of $15.4 million and $38.9 million, respectively, which includes bond redemption premiums, write-off of deferred debt issuance costs and recognition of deferred fair value interest rate swap losses associated with the optional prepayment of existing debt. 

(c)

Income tax provision (benefit) for both the three and six months ended June 30, 2021 included a benefit of $82.8 million primarily associated with the release of the valuation allowance related to deferred tax assets of our German operations. 

 

Olin Corporation

Segment Information (a)



Three Months


Six Months


Ended June 30,


Ended June 30,

(In millions)

2022


2021


2022


2021

Sales:








     Chlor Alkali Products andVinyls

$  1,403.5


$     967.3


$  2,648.7


$ 1,834.3

     Epoxy

772.7


850.0


1,562.2


1,512.6

     Winchester

439.9


404.0


866.6


793.2

     Total Sales

$  2,616.1


$  2,221.3


$  5,077.5


$ 4,140.1

Income before Taxes:








     Chlor Alkali Products andVinyls

$     346.5


$     168.9


$     675.1


$    440.0

     Epoxy

139.9


165.3


277.9


230.5

     Winchester

119.3


109.9


238.2


195.0

     Corporate/Other:








          Environmental Expense (b)

(5.0)


(4.7)


(10.6)


(5.0)

          Other Corporate and Unallocated Costs

(35.0)


(30.9)


(65.3)


(63.9)

          Restructuring Charges

(3.6)


(14.0)


(6.7)


(20.9)

     Other Operating Income

3.3


0.5


3.3


0.5

     Interest Expense (c)

(34.5)


(65.9)


(67.4)


(150.4)

     Interest Income

0.3


-


0.7


0.1

     Non-operating Pension Income

9.5


8.2


19.1


17.5

        Income before Taxes

$     540.7


$     337.3


$  1,064.3


$    643.4










(a)

Unaudited.

(b)

Environmental expense for the six months ended June 30, 2021 included $2.2 million of insurance recoveries for costs incurred and expensed in prior periods.

(c)

Interest expense for the three and six months ended June 30, 2021 included a loss on extinguishment of debt of $15.4 million and $38.9 million, respectively,
which includes bond redemption premiums, write-off of deferred debt issuance costs and recognition of deferred fair value interest rate swap losses associated
with the optional prepayment of existing debt.

 

Olin Corporation

Consolidated Balance Sheets (a)



June 30,


December 31,

June 30,

(In millions, except per share data)

2022


2021


2021







Assets:






  Cash & Cash Equivalents

$        304.6


$        180.5


$        272.8

  Accounts Receivable, Net

1,299.2


1,106.5


1,033.7

  Income Taxes Receivable

8.0


0.3


62.4

  Inventories, Net

945.7


868.3


736.5

  Other Current Assets

109.0


92.7


112.7

    Total Current Assets

2,666.5


2,248.3


2,218.1

  Property, Plant and Equipment






     (Less Accumulated Depreciation of $4,217.9, $4,076.5 and $3,893.8)

2,755.0


2,913.6


3,005.6

  Operating Lease Assets, Net

360.1


372.4


370.7

  Deferred Income Taxes

86.5


99.3


111.0

  Other Assets

1,090.0


1,131.8


1,165.9

  Intangibles, Net

296.2


331.7


365.7

  Goodwill

1,420.9


1,420.6


1,420.2

Total Assets

$     8,675.2


$     8,517.7


$     8,657.2







Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity:






  Current Installments of Long-term Debt

$        201.1


$        201.1


$            1.1

  Accounts Payable

983.7


847.7


806.3

  Income Taxes Payable

112.9


98.4


35.1

  Current Operating Lease Liabilities

75.1


76.8


76.9

  Accrued Liabilities

483.8


458.1


426.3

    Total Current Liabilities

1,856.6


1,682.1


1,345.7

  Long-term Debt

2,579.6


2,578.2


3,381.8

  Operating Lease Liabilities

292.1


302.0


299.8

  Accrued Pension Liability

322.6


381.9


683.2

  Deferred Income Taxes

582.1


558.9


521.9

  Other Liabilities

346.1


362.4


350.1

Total Liabilities

5,979.1


5,865.5


6,582.5

Commitments and Contingencies






Shareholders' Equity:






      Common Stock, $1.00 Par Value Per Share, Authorized 240.0 Shares:






          Issued and Outstanding 145.1 Shares (156.8 and 160.5 in 2021)

145.1


156.8


160.5

      Additional Paid-in Capital

1,318.5


1,969.6


2,187.9

      Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss

(535.5)


(488.0)


(654.3)

      Retained Earnings

1,768.0


1,013.8


380.6

Total Shareholders' Equity

2,696.1


2,652.2


2,074.7

Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity

$     8,675.2


$     8,517.7


$     8,657.2







(a) Unaudited.












 

Olin Corporation

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (a)


Six Months Ended


June 30,

(In millions)

2022


2021

Operating Activities:




Net Income

$      815.1


$      599.4

Loss on Debt Extinguishment

-


38.9

Stock-based Compensation

6.3


1.3

Depreciation and Amortization

300.5


287.2

Deferred Income Taxes

31.9


(26.8)

Qualified Pension Plan Contributions

(0.8)


(0.6)

Qualified Pension Plan Income

(16.3)


(13.7)

Changes in:




       Receivables

(228.5)


(274.5)

       Income Taxes Receivable/Payable

12.8


(22.6)

       Inventories

(90.4)


(67.6)

       Other Current Assets

(16.1)


12.0

       Accounts Payable and Accrued Liabilities

138.6


143.6

       Other Assets

2.5


(2.5)

       Other Noncurrent Liabilities

0.7


32.2

Other Operating Activities

2.9


1.3

       Net Operating Activities

959.2


707.6

Investing Activities:




Capital Expenditures

(103.9)


(86.4)

       Net Investing Activities

(103.9)


(86.4)

Financing Activities:




Long-term Debt Repayments, Net

(0.5)


(490.2)

Debt Early Redemption Premiums

-


(31.0)

Common Stock Repurchased and Retired

(689.7)


-

Stock Options Exercised

20.9


50.2

Dividends Paid

(60.9)


(63.7)

Debt Issuance Costs

-


(3.1)

       Net Financing Activities

(730.2)


(537.8)

Net Increase in Cash and Cash Equivalents

125.1


83.4

Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash and Cash Equivalents

(1.0)


(0.3)

Cash and Cash Equivalents, Beginning of Year

180.5


189.7

Cash and Cash Equivalents, End of Period

$      304.6


$      272.8





(a) Unaudited.








 

Olin Corporation

Non-GAAP Financial Measures - Adjusted EBITDA (a)


Olin's definition of Adjusted EBITDA (Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization) is net income (loss) plus an add-back for depreciation and
mortization,interest expense (income), income tax expense (benefit), other expense (income), restructuring charges, goodwill impairment charges and certain other
non-recurring items.  Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure.  Management believes that this measure is meaningful to investors as a supplemental
financial measure to assess the financial performance without regard to financing methods, capital structures, taxes or historical cost basis.  The use of non-GAAP
financial measures is not intended to replace any measures of performance determined in accordance with GAAP and Adjusted EBITDA presented may not be
comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies.  Reconciliation of forward-looking non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP
financial measures are omitted from this release because Olin is unable to provide such reconciliations without the use of unreasonable efforts.  This inability
results from the inherent difficulty in forecasting generally and quantifying certain projected amounts that are necessary for such reconciliations.  In particular,
sufficient information is not available to calculate certain adjustments required for such reconciliations, including interest expense (income), income tax expense
(benefit), other expense (income) and restructuring charges.  Because of our inability to calculate such adjustments, forward-looking net income guidance is also
omitted from this release.  We expect these adjustments to have a potentially significant impact on our future GAAP financial results.



Three Months

Six Months


Ended June 30,

Ended June 30,

(In millions)

2022

2021

2022

2021






Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted EBITDA:





Net Income

$   422.1

$   355.8

$   815.1

$   599.4

     Add Back:





          Interest Expense

34.5

65.9

67.4

150.4

          Interest Income

(0.3)

-

(0.7)

(0.1)

          Income Tax Provision

118.6

(18.5)

249.2

44.0

          Depreciation and Amortization

148.8

142.0

300.5

287.2

EBITDA

723.7

545.2

1,431.5

1,080.9

      Add Back:





          Restructuring Charges

3.6

14.0

6.7

20.9

          Environmental Recoveries (b)

-

-

-

(2.2)

Adjusted EBITDA

$   727.3

$   559.2

$1,438.2

$1,099.6







(a)

Unaudited.

(b)

Environmental recoveries for the six months ended June 30, 2021 included insurance recoveries for costs incurred and expensed in prior periods.

 

Olin Corporation

Non-GAAP Financial Measures - Net Debt to Adjusted EBITDA (a)


Olin's definition of Net Debt to Adjusted EBITDA is Net Debt divided by Adjusted EBITDA.  Net Debt at the end of any reporting period is defined as the sum of
our current installments of long-term debt and long-term debt less cash and cash equivalents.  Trailing Twelve Months Adjusted EBITDA (Earnings before
interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization) is net income (loss) plus an add-back for depreciation and amortization, interest expense (income), income
tax expense (benefit), other expense (income), restructuring charges, goodwill impairment charges and certain other non-recurring items for the previous twelve
months.  Net Debt to Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure.  Management believes that this measure is meaningful to investors as a measure of our
ability to manage our indebtedness.  The use of non-GAAP financial measures is not intended to replace any measures of indebtedness or liquidity determined in
accordance with GAAP and Net Debt or Net Debt to Adjusted EBITDA presented may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies.




June 30,

December 31,

June 30,

(In millions)

2022

2021

2021





Current Installments of Long-term Debt

$          201.1

$          201.1

$              1.1

Long-term Debt

2,579.6

2,578.2

3,381.8

           Total Debt

2,780.7

2,779.3

3,382.9

Less: Cash and Cash Equivalents

(304.6)

(180.5)

(272.8)

           Net Debt

$       2,476.1

$       2,598.8

$       3,110.1





Trailing Twelve Months Adjusted EBITDA (b)

$       2,831.9

$       2,493.3

$       1,541.3





Net Debt to Adjusted EBITDA

0.9

1.0

2.0



(a)

Unaudited.

(b)

Trailing Twelve Months Adjusted EBITDA as of June 30, 2022 is calculated as the six months ended June 30, 2022 plus the year ended December 31, 2021 less the six months ended June 30, 2021. Trailing Twelve Months Adjusted EBITDA as of June 30, 2021 is calculated as the six months ended June 30, 2021 plus the year ended December 31, 2020 less the six months ended June 30, 2020.


 

SOURCE Olin Corporation


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