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LyondellBasell Reports Second-Quarter 2016 Earnings

HOUSTON and LONDON, July 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Second Quarter 2016 Highlights

  • Income from continuing operations: $1.1 billion ($1.0 billion excluding LCM1)
  • Diluted earnings per share: $2.56 per share ($2.45 per share excluding LCM)
  • EBITDA: $1.8 billion ($1.7 billion excluding LCM)
  • Share repurchases and dividends totaled $1.1 billion; repurchased 8.8 million shares during the second quarter, approximately 2% of the outstanding shares
  • Authorized a fourth share repurchase program for up to an additional 10% of shares over the next 18 months
  • Increased second quarter 2016 interim dividend by 9% to $0.85 per share

Comparisons with the prior quarter and second quarter 2015 are available in the following table:


Table 1 - Earnings Summary









Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended



June 30,

March 31,

June 30,

June 30,


Millions of U.S. dollars (except share data)

2016

2016

2015

2016

2015


Sales and other operating revenues

$7,328

$6,743

$9,145

$14,071

$17,330


Net income(a)

1,091

1,030

1,329

2,121

2,493


Income from continuing operations(b)

1,092

1,030

1,326

2,122

2,493


Diluted earnings per share (U.S. dollars):








Net income(c)

2.56

2.37

2.82

4.93

5.22



Income from continuing operations(b)

2.56

2.37

2.81

4.93

5.22


Diluted share count (millions)

425

434

472

429

477


EBITDA(d)

1,783

1,807

2,186

3,590

4,138










Excluding LCM Impact:







LCM charges (benefits), pre-tax

(68)

68

(9)

- -

83


Income from continuing operations(b)

1,045

1,077

1,320

2,122

2,545


Diluted earnings per share (U.S. dollars):








Income from continuing operations(b)

2.45

2.48

2.79

4.93

5.33


EBITDA(d)

1,715

1,875

2,177

3,590

4,221










(a)

Includes net loss attributable to non-controlling interests and income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax. See Table 10.

(b)

See Table 11 for charges and benefits to income from continuing operations.

(c)

Includes diluted earnings (loss) per share attributable to discontinued operations.

(d)

See the end of this release for an explanation of the Company's use of EBITDA and Table 8 for reconciliations of EBITDA to net income and income from continuing operations.






1

LCM stands for "lower of cost or market." An explanation of LCM and why we have excluded it from our financial information in this press release can be found at the end of this press release under "Information Related to Financial Measures."

 

LyondellBasell Industries (NYSE: LYB) today announced earnings from continuing operations for the second quarter 2016 of $1.1 billion, or $2.56 per share.  Second quarter 2016 EBITDA was $1.8 billion.  The quarter included a $68 million non-cash, pre-tax benefit for the impact of a lower of cost or market (LCM) inventory adjustment ($47 million after-tax benefit).  Excluding the LCM adjustment, earnings from continuing operations during the second quarter totaled $1.0 billion, or $2.45 per share and EBITDA was $1.7 billion

"Excluding the first quarter gain from the Petroken business sale and the impact of maintenance activities, overall second quarter results were similar to the first quarter.  Balance across our business portfolio enabled us to generate earnings in excess of $1 billion and earnings per share of $2.56.  Industry trends generally developed as we anticipated resulting in continued strong polyolefin performance and seasonally stronger fuel margins.  However, due to an April upset at our refinery, the benefits of higher fuel margins were only seen in our Oxyfuels business," said Bob Patel, LyondellBasell's CEO. 

OUTLOOK

"During the third quarter, chemical and polyolefin markets thus far have generally been well balanced with trends similar to the second quarter.  However, refining and oxyfuel margins have declined.  Within our system, refinery repairs have been completed, and the Corpus Christi ethylene plant expansion is expected to be completed by the end of the third quarter. During the second half of the year our plant maintenance schedule continues to be significant with turnarounds at additional O&P and I&D facilities.  Although our inventory and scheduling efforts will only partially mitigate the production impact during this heavy planned maintenance period, we look forward to the continuing returns from these investments in long-term reliability," Patel said. 

LYONDELLBASELL BUSINESS RESULTS DISCUSSION BY REPORTING SEGMENT

LyondellBasell manages operations through five operating segments: 1) Olefins & Polyolefins – Americas; 2) Olefins & Polyolefins – Europe, Asia and International (EAI); 3) Intermediates & Derivatives; 4) Refining; and 5) Technology. 

The following comments and analysis represent underlying business activity and are exclusive of LCM inventory adjustments.

Olefins & Polyolefins - Americas (O&P-Americas) – The primary products of this segment include ethylene and its co-products (propylene, butadiene and benzene), polyethylene, polypropylene and Catalloy process resins.

Table 2 - O&P–Americas Financial Overview









Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended




June 30,

March 31,

June 30,

June 30,


Millions of U.S. dollars

2016

2016

2015

2016

2015


Operating income

$646

$707

$920

$1,353

$1,854


EBITDA

754

878

1,014

1,632

2,045


LCM charges (benefits), pre-tax

- -

- -

(21)

- -

22


EBITDA excluding LCM adjustments

754

878

993

1,632

2,067


Three months ended June 30, 2016 versus three months ended March 31, 2016  – EBITDA decreased $124 million for the second quarter 2016 versus the first quarter 2016.  First quarter 2016 results included a $57 million gain on the sale of the Petroken polypropylene business. Results declined by $67 million exclusive of the Petroken gain.  Compared to the prior period, underlying olefin results were relatively unchanged as margins increased while customer and internal derivative maintenance resulted in reduced ethylene volumes.  Combined polyolefin results continued to be strong despite declining by approximately $60 million.  Polyethylene sales volumes declined by 8% due to plant maintenance.  Polyethylene spreads increased by approximately 1 cent per pound.  Polypropylene spreads declined by approximately 2 cents per pound and volumes were down 5% primarily due to the first quarter sale of Petroken.  Joint venture equity income declined by $2 million.

Three months ended June 30, 2016 versus three months ended June 30, 2015  – EBITDA decreased $239 million versus the second quarter 2015, excluding an unfavorable $21 million quarter to quarter variance as a result of the LCM inventory adjustments.  Olefin results drove the decline as quarterly EBITDA decreased approximately $280 million versus the prior year primarily due to lower ethylene margin.  Combined polyolefin results increased approximately $30 million versus the prior year period.  Polyethylene results declined due to maintenance while margins were relatively unchanged.  Polypropylene benefitted from a spread improvement of approximately 10 cents per pound and volumes were lower in 2016 due to the first quarter Petroken sale.  Joint venture equity income improved by $12 million consistent with strong polypropylene margins.

Olefins & Polyolefins - Europe, Asia, International (O&P-EAI) – The primary products of this segment include ethylene and its co-products (propylene and butadiene), polyethylene, polypropylene, global polypropylene compounds, Catalloy process resins and Polybutene-1 resins.

Table 3 - O&P–EAI Financial Overview


 

Millions of U.S. dollars                            

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended


June 30,

March 31,

June 30,

June 30,


2016

2016

2015

2015

2016


Operating income

$423

$358

$359

$781

$595


EBITDA

576

509

492

1,085

849


LCM charges (benefits), pretax

(40)

40

- -

- -

- -


EBITDA excluding LCM adjustments

536

549

492

1,085

849


Three months ended June 30, 2016 versus three months ended March 31, 2016  – EBITDA decreased by $13 million versus the first quarter 2016, excluding a favorable $80 million quarter to quarter variance as a result of LCM inventory adjustments.  First quarter 2016 results included a $21 million gain on the sale of the Petroken polypropylene compounding business.  Exclusive of the Petroken sale, results were relatively unchanged.  Olefin results decreased approximately $30 million on relatively unchanged volumes.  Combined polyolefin results were steady.  Polypropylene compounds and polybutene-1 results increased by approximately $10MM.  Equity income from joint ventures increased by $27 million consistent with strong polypropylene margins.

Three months ended June 30, 2016 versus three months ended June 30, 2015 – EBITDA increased by $44 million versus the second quarter 2015, excluding a favorable $40 million quarter to quarter variance as a result of LCM inventory adjustments.  Olefin results declined by approximately $60 million due to a 2 cent per pound decrease in margin combined with reduced volumes related to planned maintenance at our Berre, France facility.  Combined polyolefin results increased approximately $65 million as spreads for polyethylene improved by approximately 1 cent per pound while polypropylene spreads improved by approximately 4 cents per pound.  Combined polyolefin volumes increased by approximately 4%. Polypropylene compounds and polybutene-1 results improved by approximately $10 million.  Equity income from joint ventures increased by $17 million.

Intermediates & Derivatives (I&D) – The primary products of this segment include propylene oxide (PO) and its co-products (styrene monomer, tertiary butyl alcohol (TBA), isobutylene and tertiary butyl hydroperoxide), and derivatives (propylene glycol, propylene glycol ethers and butanediol); acetyls (including methanol), ethylene oxide and its derivatives, and oxyfuels.

Table 4 - I&D Financial Overview








Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended



June 30,

March 31,

June 30,

June 30,


Millions of U.S. dollars                                        

2016

2016

2015

2016

2015


Operating income

$327

$255

$405

$582

$676


EBITDA

397

326

466

723

803


LCM charges (benefits), pre-tax

(28)

28

17

- -

61


EBITDA excluding LCM adjustments

369

354

483

723

864


Three months ended June 30, 2016 versus three months ended March 31, 2016 – EBITDA increased $15 million versus the first quarter 2016, excluding a favorable $56 million quarter to quarter variance as a result of LCM adjustments related to inventory.  Results for PO and PO derivatives declined by approximately $20 million partially due to product sales mix.  Intermediate chemicals results improved by approximately $10 million, primarily due to an approximately 4 cents per pound improvement in styrene margin.  This increase was partially offset by lower methanol margins.  Oxyfuels improved approximately $30 million consistent with seasonal margin improvements.  Equity income from joint ventures was relatively unchanged.

Three months ended June 30, 2016 versus three months ended June 30, 2015  – EBITDA decreased $114 million versus the second quarter 2015, excluding a favorable $45 million quarter to quarter variance as a result of LCM inventory adjustments.  Results for PO and PO derivatives were relatively unchanged.  Intermediate chemicals results declined by approximately $45 million primarily due to reduced methanol margins and lower EO/EG results partially offset by higher styrene sales volumes.  Oxyfuels results decreased approximately $55 million relative to a very strong second quarter 2015.  Equity income from joint ventures decreased by $2 million.

Refining – The primary products of this segment include gasoline, diesel fuel, heating oil, jet fuel, and petrochemical raw materials.

Table 5 - Refining Financial Overview







Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended



June 30,

March 31,

June 30,

June 30,


Millions of U.S. dollars

2016

2016

2015

2016

2015


Operating income (loss)

($53)

($30)

$119

($83)

$193


EBITDA

(13)

14

159

1

308


LCM charges (benefits), pre-tax

- -

- -

(5)

- -

- -


EBITDA excluding LCM adjustments

(13)

14

154

1

308


Three months ended June 30, 2016 versus three months ended March 31, 2016 – EBITDA decreased $27 million versus the first quarter 2016.  The Houston refinery operated at 183,000 barrels per day primarily due to the refinery fire.  The Maya 2-1-1 industry benchmark crack spread increased by $3.21 per barrel, averaging $21.07 per barrel. Despite the improved industry crack spreads, spreads at the Houston Refinery did not improve due to operational limitations. 

Three months ended June 30, 2016 versus three months ended June 30, 2015 – EBITDA decreased $167 million versus the second quarter 2015, excluding an unfavorable $5 million quarter to quarter variance as a result of LCM inventory adjustments.  Second quarter 2016 throughput was down by 72,000 barrels per day from the prior year period due to the refinery fire and subsequent downtime for repairs. The Maya 2-1-1 industry benchmark crack spread decreased by $2.91 per barrel.

Technology Segment – The principal products of the Technology segment include polyolefin catalysts and production process technology licenses and related services.

Table 6 - Technology Financial Overview






Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended



June 30,

March 31,

June 30,

June 30,


Millions of U.S. dollars

2016

2016

2015

2016

2015


Operating income

$62

$73

$45

$135

$109


EBITDA

73

83

57

156

133


Three months ended June 30, 2016 versus three months ended March 31, 2016 – EBITDA decreased by $10 million due to lower licensing revenue.

Three months ended June 30, 2016 versus three months ended June 30, 2015 – EBITDA increased by $16 million due to improved catalyst and licensing results.

Capital Spending and Cash Balances
Capital expenditures, including growth projects, maintenance turnarounds, catalyst and information technology-related expenditures, were $563 million during the second quarter 2016.  Our cash and liquid investment balance was $2.5 billion at June 30, 2016.  We repurchased 8.8 million ordinary shares during the second quarter 2016. There were 419 million common shares outstanding as of June 30, 2016.  The company paid dividends of $362 million during the second quarter of 2016.

CONFERENCE CALL
LyondellBasell will host a conference call July 29 at 11 a.m. EDT.  Participants on the call will include Chief Executive Officer Bob Patel, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Thomas Aebischer and Vice President of Investor Relations Doug Pike

The toll-free dial-in number in the U.S. is 888-677-1826. A complete listing of toll-free numbers by country is available at www.lyb.com/teleconference for international callers. The pass code for all numbers is 6934553.

The slides and webcast that accompany the call will be available at http://www.lyb.com/earnings.

A replay of the call will be available from 2 p.m. EDT July 29 until August 29 at 12:59 a.m. EDT.  The replay dial-in numbers are 866-453-2318 (U.S.) and +1 203-369-1226 (international). The pass code for each is 72916.

ABOUT LYONDELLBASELL
LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the world's largest plastics, chemical and refining companies and a member of the S&P 500. LyondellBasell (www.lyb.com) manufactures products at 57 sites in 18 countries. LyondellBasell products and technologies are used to make items that improve the quality of life for people around the world including packaging, electronics, automotive parts, home furnishings, construction materials and biofuels. 

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
The statements in this release and the related teleconference relating to matters that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based upon assumptions of management which are believed to be reasonable at the time made and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially based on factors including, but not limited to, the business cyclicality of the chemical, polymers and refining industries; the availability, cost and price volatility of raw materials and utilities, particularly the cost of oil, natural gas, and associated natural gas liquids; competitive product and pricing pressures; labor conditions; our ability to attract and retain key personnel; operating interruptions (including leaks, explosions, fires, weather-related incidents, mechanical failure, unscheduled downtime, supplier disruptions, labor shortages, strikes, work stoppages or other labor difficulties, transportation interruptions, spills and releases and other environmental risks); the supply/demand balances for our and our joint ventures' products, and the related effects of industry production capacities and operating rates; our ability to achieve expected cost savings and other synergies; our ability to successfully execute projects and growth strategies; legal and environmental proceedings; tax rulings, consequences or proceedings; technological developments, and our ability to develop new products and process technologies; potential governmental regulatory actions; political unrest and terrorist acts; risks and uncertainties posed by international operations, including foreign currency fluctuations; and our ability to comply with debt covenants and service our debt.  Additional factors that could cause results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements can be found in the "Risk Factors" section of our Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015, which can be found at www.lyb.com on the Investor Relations page and on the Securities and Exchange Commission's website at www.sec.gov.

INFORMATION RELATED TO FINANCIAL MEASURES

This release makes reference to certain "non-GAAP" financial measures as defined in Regulation G of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.  The non-GAAP measures we have presented include income from continuing operations excluding LCM, diluted earnings per share excluding LCM, EBITDA and EBITDA excluding LCM.  LCM stands for "lower of cost or market," which is an accounting rule consistent with GAAP related to the valuation of inventory.  Our inventories are stated at the lower of cost or market.  Cost is determined using the last-in, first-out ("LIFO") inventory valuation methodology, which means that the most recently incurred costs are charged to cost of sales and inventories are valued at the earliest acquisition costs.  Market is determined based on an assessment of the current estimated replacement cost and selling price of the inventory.  In periods where the market price of our inventory declines substantially, cost values of inventory may be higher than the market value, which results in us writing down the value of inventory to market value in accordance with the LCM rule, consistent with GAAP. This adjustment is related to our use of LIFO accounting and the recent decline in pricing for many of our raw material and finished goods inventories. We report our financial results in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, but believe that certain non-GAAP financial measures, such as EBITDA and earnings and EBITDA excluding LCM, provide useful supplemental information to investors regarding the underlying business trends and performance of the company's ongoing operations and are useful for period-over-period comparisons of such operations. Non-GAAP financial measures should be considered as a supplement to, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, the financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP.

EBITDA, as presented herein, may not be comparable to a similarly titled measure reported by other companies due to differences in the way the measure is calculated. We calculate EBITDA as income from continuing operations plus interest expense (net), provision for (benefit from) income taxes, and depreciation & amortization.  EBITDA should not be considered an alternative to profit or operating profit for any period as an indicator of our performance, or as an alternative to operating cash flows as a measure of our liquidity.  We have also presented financial information herein exclusive of adjustments for LCM. 

Quantitative reconciliations of EBITDA to net income, the most comparable GAAP measure, are provided in Table 8 at the end of this release.

OTHER FINANCIAL MEASURE PRESENTATION NOTES

This release contains time sensitive information that is accurate only as of the time hereof. Information contained in this release is unaudited and subject to change. LyondellBasell undertakes no obligation to update the information presented herein except to the extent required by law.



Table 7 - Reconciliation of Segment Information to Consolidated Financial Information (a)


































2015


2016


(Millions of U.S. dollars)

Q1


Q2


Q3


Q4


Total


Q1


Q2


YTD


Sales and other operating revenues:


























Olefins & Polyolefins - Americas

$

2,551


$

2,679


$

2,516


$

2,218


$

9,964


$

2,115


$

2,211


$

4,326



Olefins & Polyolefins - EAI


2,911



3,061



2,932



2,672



11,576



2,578



2,721



5,299



Intermediates & Derivatives


1,918



2,159



2,039



1,656



7,772



1,702



1,769



3,471



Refining


1,607



2,102



1,693



1,155



6,557



955



1,289



2,244



Technology


136



107



100



122



465



132



129



261



Other/elims


(938)



(963)



(946)



(752)



(3,599)



(739)



(791)



(1,530)




Continuing Operations

$

8,185


$

9,145


$

8,334


$

7,071


$

32,735


$

6,743


$

7,328


$

14,071


Operating income (loss):


























Olefins & Polyolefins - Americas

$

934


$

920


$

740


$

662


$

3,256


$

707


$

646


$

1,353



Olefins & Polyolefins - EAI


236



359



412



302



1,309



358



423



781



Intermediates & Derivatives


271



405



403



145



1,224



255



327



582



Refining


74



119



52



(101)



144



(30)



(53)



(83)



Technology


64



45



34



54



197



73



62



135



Other


(4)



(3)



9



(10)



(8)



(3)



(2)



(5)




Continuing Operations

$

1,575


$

1,845


$

1,650


$

1,052


$

6,122


$

1,360


$

1,403


$

2,763


Depreciation and amortization:


























Olefins & Polyolefins - Americas

$

86


$

85


$

87


$

95


$

353


$

90


$

88


$

178



Olefins & Polyolefins - EAI


55



54



54



56



219



55



58



113



Intermediates & Derivatives


60



56



55



62



233



70



69



139



Refining


74



40



41



41



196



43



40



83



Technology


12



12



11



11



46



10



11



21




Continuing Operations

$

287


$

247


$

248


$

265


$

1,047


$

268


$

266


$

534


EBITDA: (b)


























Olefins & Polyolefins - Americas

$

1,031


$

1,014


$

841


$

775


$

3,661


$

878


$

754


$

1,632



Olefins & Polyolefins - EAI


357



492



549



427



1,825



509



576



1,085



Intermediates & Derivatives


337



466



460



212



1,475



326



397



723



Refining


149



159



93



(59)



342



14



(13)



1



Technology


76



57



45



65



243



83



73



156



Other


2



(2)



13



(26)



(13)



(3)



(4)



(7)




Continuing Operations

$

1,952


$

2,186


$

2,001


$

1,394


$

7,533


$

1,807


$

1,783


$

3,590


Capital, turnarounds and IT deferred spending:


























Olefins & Polyolefins - Americas

$

149


$

140


$

159


$

220


$

668


$

303


$

339


$

642



Olefins & Polyolefins - EAI


38



27



49



72



186



81



60



141



Intermediates & Derivatives


76



76



135



154



441



76



80



156



Refining


33



28



23



24



108



57



71



128



Technology


6



3



7



8



24



6



9



15



Other


4



4



- -



5



13



4



4



8




Continuing Operations

$

306


$

278


$

373


$

483


$

1,440


$

527


$

563


$

1,090

























































(a)

EBITDA as presented herein includes the impacts of pre-tax LCM charges of $92 million, $181 million and $284 million for the first, third and fourth quarters of 2015, respectively. EBITDA for the second quarter of 2015 includes a pre-tax LCM benefit of $9 million for the partial reversal of the first quarter 2015 LCM adjustment. EBITDA for the first quarter of 2016 includes a pre-tax LCM adjustment of $68 million and a $78 million pre-tax gain on the sale of our wholly owned Argentine subsidiary. Second quarter 2016 EBITDA includes a pre-tax LCM benefit of $68 million for the reversal of the first quarter 2016 LCM adjustment due to price recoveries during the period. See Tables 2 through 6 for LCM adjustments recorded for each segment.

(b)

See Table 8 for EBITDA calculation. 

 

Table 8 - EBITDA Calculation


































2015


2016


(Millions of U.S. dollars)

Q1


Q2


Q3


Q4


Total


Q1


Q2


YTD



























Net income(a)

$

1,164


$

1,329


$

1,186


$

795


$

4,474


$

1,030


$

1,091


$

2,121


(Income) loss from discontinued operations, net of tax


3



(3)



3



2



5



- -



1



1


Income from continuing operations(a)


1,167



1,326



1,189



797



4,479



1,030



1,092



2,122



Provision for income taxes


440



541



487



262



1,730



432



346



778



Depreciation and amortization


287



247



248



265



1,047



268



266



534



Interest expense, net


58



72



77



70



277



77



79



156


EBITDA(b)

$

1,952


$

2,186


$

2,001


$

1,394


$

7,533


$

1,807


$

1,783


$

3,590

























































(a)

Amounts presented herein include after-tax LCM charges of $58 million, $114 million and $185 million in the first, third and fourth quarters of 2015, respectively. The second quarter of 2015 includes an after-tax benefit of $6 million for the partial reversal of the first quarter 2015 LCM adjustment resulting from price recoveries during the period. The first quarter of 2016 includes an after-tax LCM charge of $47 million and a $78 million after-tax gain related to the sale of our wholly owned Argentine subsidiary. The second quarter of 2016 includes an after-tax benefit of $47 million for the reversal of the first quarter 2016 LCM adjustment due to price recoveries during the period. 

(b)

EBITDA as presented herein includes the impact of pre-tax LCM charges of $92 million, $181 million and $284 million for the first, third and fourth quarters of 2015, respectively. EBITDA for the second quarter of 2015 includes a pre-tax LCM benefit of $9 million for the partial reversal of the first quarter 2015 LCM adjustment. The first quarter of 2016 includes a pre-tax LCM charge of $68 million and a pre-tax gain of $78 million on the sale of our wholly owned Argentine subsidiary. Second quarter 2016 EBITDA includes a pre-tax LCM benefit of $68 million for the reversal of the first quarter 2016 LCM adjustment.

 

Table 9 - Selected Segment Operating Information




























2015


2016







Q1


Q2


Q3


Q4


Total


Q1


Q2


YTD


Olefins and Polyolefins - Americas



















Volumes (million pounds)




















Ethylene produced


2,364


2,415


2,514


2,391


9,684


2,392


1,899


4,291




Propylene produced


805


740


697


798


3,040


832


748


1,580




Polyethylene sold


1,473


1,575


1,577


1,578


6,203


1,554


1,426


2,980




Polypropylene sold


627


698


662


606


2,593


612


582


1,194



Benchmark Market Prices




















West Texas Intermediate crude oil (USD per barrel)


48.57


57.95


45.36


42.16


48.71


33.63


46.01


39.97




Light Louisiana Sweet ("LLS") crude oil (USD per barrel)


52.84


62.93


50.20


43.53


52.36


35.34


47.39


41.51




Natural gas (USD per million BTUs)


2.76


2.76


2.72


2.11


2.57


1.93


2.06


1.99




U.S. weighted average cost of ethylene production (cents/pound)


10.2


9.7


9.6


10.9


10.1


9.8


12.0


10.9




U.S. ethylene (cents/pound)


34.8


34.2


30.3


27.5


31.7


26.7


30.3


28.5




U.S. polyethylene [high density] (cents/pound)


65.7


67.3


64.3


57.0


63.6


52.3


59.0


55.7




U.S. propylene (cents/pound)


49.7


41.7


33.2


31.3


39.0


31.0


32.7


31.8




U.S. polypropylene [homopolymer] (cents/pound)


67.7


61.7


59.3


62.7


62.8


67.8


61.7


64.8























Olefins and Polyolefins - Europe, Asia, International



















Volumes (million pounds)




















Ethylene produced


1,007


1,047


944


978


3,976


950


941


1,891




Propylene produced


600


632


575


575


2,382


555


577


1,132




Polyethylene sold


1,533


1,360


1,304


1,379


5,576


1,434


1,386


2,820




Polypropylene sold


1,817


1,529


1,673


1,757


6,776


1,773


1,617


3,390



Benchmark Market Prices (€0.01 per pound)




















Western Europe weighted average cost of ethylene production


22.9


23.2


14.4


22.5


20.8


16.3


21.2


18.8




Western Europe ethylene


39.3


47.1


46.6


41.4


43.6


38.4


41.1


39.7




Western Europe polyethylene [high density]


45.2


60.6


61.2


56.9


56.0


55.4


57.6


56.5




Western Europe propylene


37.1


44.4


41.7


31.0


38.5


26.3


28.8


27.6




Western Europe polypropylene [homopolymer]


49.8


62.5


59.3


47.4


54.7


46.5


49.5


48.0






















Intermediates and Derivatives



















Volumes (million pounds)




















Propylene oxide and derivatives


870


751


697


682


3,000


793


743


1,536




Ethylene oxide and derivatives


268


312


282


237


1,099


301


233


534




Styrene monomer


903


735


904


889


3,431


917


933


1,850




Acetyls


547


810


733


623


2,713


702


821


1,523




TBA Intermediates


433


321


421


371


1,546


415


391


806



Volumes (million gallons)




















MTBE/ETBE


229


299


268


258


1,054


270


278


548



Benchmark Market Margins  (cents per gallon)




















MTBE - Northwest Europe


64.0


106.0


119.0


49.8


85.1


44.4


78.7


61.7





















Refining



















Volumes (thousands of barrels per day)




















Heavy crude oil processing rate


241


255


249


206


238


186


183


184



Benchmark Market Margins




















Light crude oil - 2-1-1


15.02


16.42


15.29


9.44


14.04


8.67


11.52


10.13




Light crude oil - Maya differential


8.72


7.56


7.48


9.11


8.26


9.19


9.55


9.37










































Source:

LYB and third party consultants

Note: 

Benchmark market prices for U.S. and Western Europe polyethylene and polypropylene reflect discounted prices. Volumes presented represent third party sales of selected key products.

 


Table 10 - Unaudited Income Statement Information








2015


2016


(Millions of U.S. dollars)

Q1


Q2


Q3


Q4


Total


Q1


Q2


YTD



























Sales and other operating revenues

$

8,185


$

9,145


$

8,334


$

7,071


$

32,735


$

6,743


$

7,328


$

14,071


Cost of sales(a)


6,379



7,047



6,465



5,792



25,683



5,166



5,702



10,868


Selling, general and administrative expenses


205



228



194



201



828



193



199



392


Research and development expenses


26



25



25



26



102



24



24



48



Operating income(a)


1,575



1,845



1,650



1,052



6,122



1,360



1,403



2,763


Income from equity investments


69



90



93



87



339



91



117



208


Interest expense, net


(58)



(72)



(77)



(70)



(277)



(77)



(79)



(156)


Other income (expense), net(b)


21



4



10



(10)



25



88



(3)



85



Income from continuing operations before income taxes(a) (b)


1,607



1,867



1,676



1,059



6,209



1,462



1,438



2,900


Provision for income taxes


440



541



487



262



1,730



432



346



778



Income from continuing operations(c)


1,167



1,326



1,189



797



4,479



1,030



1,092



2,122


Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax


(3)



3



(3)



(2)



(5)



- -



(1)



(1)




Net income(c)


1,164



1,329



1,186



795



4,474



1,030



1,091



2,121


Net (income) loss attributable to non-controlling interests


2



1



(1)



- -



2



- -



- -



- -




Net income attributable to the Company shareholders(c)

$

1,166


$

1,330


$

1,185


$

795


$

4,476


$

1,030


$

1,091


$

2,121































(a)

Amounts presented herein include pre-tax LCM charges of $92 million, $181 million and $284 million for the first, third and fourth quarters of 2015, respectively. The second quarter of 2015 includes a pre-tax LCM benefit of $9 million for the partial reversal of the first quarter 2015 LCM adjustment. The first quarter of 2016 includes a pre-tax LCM charge of $68 million. Second quarter 2016 EBITDA includes a pre-tax LCM benefit of $68 million for the partial reversal of the first quarter 2016 LCM adjustment due to price recoveries during the period. 

(b)

Includes a pre-tax gain of $78 million on the sale of our wholly owned Argentine subsidiary in the second quarter of 2016.

(c)

Amounts presented herein include after-tax LCM charges of $58 million, $114 million and $185 million in the first, third and fourth quarters of 2015, respectively. The second quarter of 2015 includes an after-tax benefit of $6 million for the partial reversal of the first quarter 2015 LCM adjustment resulting from price recoveries during the period. The first quarter of 2016 includes an after-tax LCM charge of $47 million and an after-tax gain of $78 million on the sale of our wholly owned Argentine subsidiary. Second quarter 2016 EBITDA includes an after tax LCM benefit of $47 million for the reversal of the first quarter 2016 LCM adjustment.

 

Table 11 - Charges (Benefits) Included in Income from Continuing Operations




































2015


2016

Millions of U.S. dollars (except share data)

Q1


Q2


Q3


Q4


Total


Q1


Q2


YTD

Pretax charges (benefits):

























Gain on sale of wholly owned subsidiary

$

- -


$

- -


$

- -


$

- -


$

- -


$

(78)



- -



(78)


Lower of cost or market inventory adjustment


92



(9)



181



284



548



68


$

(68)


$

- -


Emission allowance credits, amortization


35



- -



- -



- -



35



- -



- -



- -

Total pretax charges (benefits)


127



(9)



181



284



583



(10)



(68)



(78)

Provision for (benefit from) income tax related to these items


(47)



3



(67)



(99)



(210)



(21)



21



- -

After-tax effect of net charges (benefits)

$

80


$

(6)


$

114


$

185


$

373


$

(31)


$

(47)


$

(78)

Effect on diluted earnings per share

$

(0.17)


$

0.02


$

(0.25)


$

(0.42)


$

(0.80)


$

0.07


$

0.11


$

0.18








 

Table 12 - Unaudited Cash Flow Information


































2015


2016


(Millions of U.S. dollars)

Q1


Q2


Q3


Q4


Total


Q1



Q2



YTD






























Net cash provided by operating activities

$

1,468


$

1,446


$

1,768


$

1,160


$

5,842


$

1,300


$

1,261


$

2,561






























Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities


(443)



(727)



67



52



(1,051)



(597)



(471)



(1,068)




























Net cash used in financing activities


(401)



(1,021)



(1,684)



(1,744)



(4,850)



(333)



(1,039)



(1,372)





























 

Table 13 - Unaudited Balance Sheet Information
































March 31,


June 30,


September 30,


December 31,


March 31,


June 30,


(Millions of U.S. dollars)

2015


2015


2015


2015


2016


2016


























Cash and cash equivalents

$

1,616


$

1,325


$

1,474


$

924


$

1,318


$

1,060


Restricted cash


2



3



1



7



4



4


Short-term investments


1,478



1,989



1,602



1,064



1,332



1,023


Accounts receivable, net


3,089



3,373



2,924



2,517



2,683



2,806


Inventories


4,267



4,179



4,138



4,051



3,978



4,009


Prepaid expenses and other current assets(a)


1,195



1,121



1,059



1,226



1,009



1,081




Total current assets


11,647



11,990



11,198



9,789



10,324



9,983


Property, plant and equipment, net


8,430



8,636



8,793



8,991



9,373



9,681


Investments and long-term receivables:





















Investment in PO joint ventures


373



357



357



397



398



390




Equity investments


1,581



1,612



1,602



1,608



1,734



1,610




Other investments and long-term receivables


38



126



125



122



18



18


Goodwill


533



543



543



536



548



542


Intangible assets, net


695



671



644



640



618



588


Other assets(a)


637



600



605



674



559



623




Total assets

$

23,934


$

24,535


$

23,867


$

22,757


$

23,572


$

23,435


























Current maturities of long-term debt

$

4


$

3


$

3


$

4


$

4


$

4


Short-term debt


514



582



573



353



594



616


Accounts payable


2,631



2,755



2,450



2,182



2,243



2,357


Accrued liabilities


1,482



1,455



1,784



1,810



1,600



1,374


Deferred income taxes(a)


429



434



383



- -



- -



- -




Total current liabilities


5,060



5,229



5,193



4,349



4,441



4,351


Long-term debt


7,677



7,658



7,674



7,671



8,504



8,485


Other liabilities


2,038



2,063



2,044



2,036



2,125



2,143


Deferred income taxes(a)


1,653



1,635



1,604



2,127



2,134



2,149


Stockholders' equity


7,478



7,927



7,328



6,550



6,344



6,283


Non-controlling interests


28



23



24



24



24



24




Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

23,934


$

24,535


$

23,867


$

22,757


$

23,572


$

23,435












































(a)

Our prospective adoption of ASU 2015-17,Income Taxes (Topic 740): Balance Sheet Classification of Deferred Taxes, in December 2015 resulted in the classification of our deferred taxes as of December 2015 as noncurrent.

 

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