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Mexichem Releases Second Quarter 2019 Financial Results

MEXICO CITY

  • Transformation well underway to evolve into a customer-centric and future fit organization
  • Revenue decreased 7% to $1.8 billion; constant currency sales decreased 3%
  • Reported EBITDA declined 12% to $372 million; constant currency EBITDA decreased 10%
  • Net income declined 45% to $113 million

Mexichem, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV: MEXCHEM*) (“the Company” or “Mexichem”) today released unaudited results for the second quarter of 2019.

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“Since we kicked off our transformation in March 2018 to evolve into a purpose-driven, future fit organization, we have accomplished work on a number of overarching initiatives including: restructuring our Go-to-Market organization to enhance customer centricity; prioritizing capital allocation to continue improving ROIC; and executing company-wide efforts on talent, human-centered innovation, digital readiness, operational excellence and the circular economy,” said Mexichem CEO Daniel Martínez-Valle. ”Furthermore, in a launch planned for early September, we intend to change our corporate name and brand, subject to shareholder approval. This is central to our identity and embodies the scope of our entire transformation.”

Martínez-Valle added, “We remain focused on, and excited, about the company’s long-term strategy, and are committed to taking every step necessary to unlock shareholder value, including exploring strategic alternatives for our Vinyl business.”

In regards to our performance in the second quarter, as expected, the PVC and caustic soda market conditions remained challenging, along with Fluor’s Downstream business, which was materially impacted in Q2 by the illegal importation and selling of refrigerant gases into the EU in breach of the EU F-gas regulations.

We expect these challenges to continue into the second half of the year. However, we’re already starting to see sequential improvements for some of our business sectors, specifically, in our Vinyl business. Furthermore, growth in our Fluor Upstream business is expected to partially offset the challenges in our Fluor Downstream business.

SECOND QUARTER 2019 FINANCIAL RESULTS

mm US$ Second Quarter January - June
Financial Highlights

2019

 

2018

 

%Var.

2019

 

2018

 

% Var.
Net sales

 1,839

 

 1,968

 

-7

%

 3,605

 

 3,724

 

-3

%

Operating income

 237

 

 317

 

-25

%

 423

 

 543

 

-22

%

EBITDA

 372

 

 423

 

-12

%

 690

 

 753

 

-8

%

EBITDA margin

20.2

%

21.5

%

-129 bps

19.1

%

20.2

%

-108 bps
EBITDA wo IFRS 16 effect

 353

 

 423

 

-17

%

 653

 

 753

 

-13

%

EBT

 160

 

 262

 

-39

%

 276

 

 425

 

-35

%

Income (loss) from continuing operations

 113

 

 186

 

-39

%

 190

 

 297

 

-36

%

Consolidated net income (loss)

 113

 

 206

 

-45

%

 190

 

 317

 

-40

%

Net majority income

 84

 

 162

 

-48

%

 132

 

 241

 

-45

%

Operating cash flow before capex, buy-back shares program & dividends

 217

 

 253

 

-14

%

 175

 

 225

 

-22

%

Total CAPEX (organic & JV)

(61

)

(70

)

-13

%

(121

)

(136

)

-11

%

Operating cash flow before buy-back shares program & dividends

 156

 

 183

 

-15

%

 54

 

 89

 

-39

%

Free cash flow

 65

 

 104

 

-38

%

(114

)

(79

)

44

%

 

As of January 1, 2019, the Company adopted the new lease accounting standard (IFRS 16). Results for 2019 are presented under IFRS 16, while prior period amounts continue to be reported in accordance with our historic accounting, as required under the standard. Pro Forma 2019 EBITDA excluding the impact of the new lease standard is presented for comparative purposes.

The current quarter includes a $19.1 million favorable impact on EBITDA from the IFRS 16 adoption. The most significant benefits were $10 million in the Fluent Business Group and $8 million in the Vinyl Business Group.

While we had a challenging first half of the year mainly due to tough market conditions in some of our businesses, we are expecting sequential improvement going into the second half. In this context, we’re unremittingly improving operational efficiencies and controlling costs in all our businesses, focusing on optimizing our working capital management across all our businesses, and continuing to emphasize safety and security. For the full year, due to uncertainty in the global macro economic environment and market dynamics across our industries, Mexichem is adjusting its 2019 EBITDA guidance to -6% to -1% compared to 2018 reported EBITDA.

Unless noted otherwise, all figures in this release are derived from the Interim Consolidated Financial Statements of the Company as of June 30, 2019 and are prepared in accordance with International Accounting Standard 34 “Interim Financial Reporting” of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), which have been published in the Bolsa Mexicana de Valores (BMV). See Notes and Definitions at the end of this release for further explanation of terms used herein.

OPERATING RESULTS BY BUSINESS GROUP

VINYL Business Group: 33% and 28% of Mexichem’s sales (after eliminations) and EBITDA, respectively, in 2019.

mm US$ Second Quarter January - June
Vinyl

2019

2018

%Var.

2019

2018

% Var.

Volume (K tons)

 636

 654

-3%

 1,262

 1,298

-3%

Total sales*

 588

 642

-8%

 1,184

 1,287

-8%

Operating income

 46

 98

-53%

 83

 188

-56%

EBITDA

 105

 148

-29%

 199

 286

-30%

EBITDA wo IFRS

 97

 148

-34%

 184

 286

-36%

*Intercompany sales were $39 million and $47 million in 2Q19 and 2Q18, respectively. And as of June 2019 and 2018 were $74 million and $88 million, respectively.

During Q2, Vinyl total sales of $588 million were 8% below the second quarter of 2018. The decline resulted mainly due to lower caustic soda prices, and to a lower extent, to lower PVC prices and volume driven by a temporary force majeure of a key supplier in Germany, as well as longer than expected maintenance work in our main VCM supplier’s plant in the U.S. On an organic and constant currency basis, Vinyl sales would have decreased 6%.

During the first half of the year, revenues decreased 8% to $1.2 billion compared to the same period last year, mainly due also to lower caustic soda and PVC prices. On an organic and constant currency basis, revenues decreased 6% .

Q2 reported EBITDA for the Vinyl Business Group of $105 million was 29% below Q2 2018. The decline resulted mainly from the tougher PVC and caustic soda market conditions, which continue to pressure EBITDA margins, resulting in a contraction to 17.9% in Q2 2019 from the 23.0% reported in Q2 2018. On an organic and constant currency basis, EBITDA decreased 33% to $98 million, reflecting an implicit EBITDA margin of 16.3%.

During the first half of 2019, reported EBITDA decreased 30% to $199 million mainly due to a higher proportional decrease in PVC and caustic soda prices compared to ethane prices, which decreased approximately 8%, 45% and 2%, respectively.

Reported EBITDA margin decreased from 22.2% in 1H 2018 to 16.9% during the same period of 2019. On an organic and constant currency basis, EBITDA decreased 34% to $187 million, reflecting an implicit EBITDA margin of 15.4%

Even with Q2 2019 being challenging, we saw a sequential EBITDA margin (without IFRS) improvement when compared to the first quarter, taking it from 14.7% to 16.5%; this while ethane prices declined by approximately 28% while PVC prices declined approximately only 3%. Although these market conditions, as well as caustic soda prices, are expected to be better sequentially on a year on year basis, we expect Vinyl EBITDA margins to be below those experienced in 2018, as we mentioned at the beginning of the year.

FLUENT Business Group: 58% and 44% of Mexichem’s sales (after eliminations) and EBITDA, respectively, in 2019.

mm US$ Second Quarter January - June
Fluent

2019

 

2018

 

%Var.

2019

 

2018

 

% Var.
Sales

 1,089

 

 1,144

 

-5

%

 2,091

 

 2,090

 

0

%

Fluent LatAm

 272

 

 278

 

-2

%

 525

 

 547

 

-4

%

Fluent Europe

 357

 

 387

 

-8

%

 686

 

 737

 

-7

%

Fluent USA & Canada

 150

 

 150

 

0

%

 271

 

 263

 

3

%

Fluent AMEA

 32

 

 44

 

-27

%

 73

 

 83

 

-12

%

Netafim

 295

 

 286

 

3

%

 568

 

 463

 

23

%

Intercompany eliminations

(17

)

(2

)

750

%

(32

)

(3

)

967

%

Operating income

 119

 

 134

 

-11

%

 186

 

 191

 

-3

%

EBITDA

 181

 

 175

 

3

%

 309

 

 273

 

13

%

EBITDA wo IFRS

 171

 

 175

 

-2

%

 290

 

 273

 

6

%

Fluent Business Group revenues of $1.1 billion in Q2 2019 were down 5% in Q2 from the same quarter last year mainly due to a high single-digit decline in Europe, related in part, to lower revenues in the UK, and a 27% and 2% decrease in Fluent AMEA and Fluent LatAm, respectively. These declines were partly offset by a 3% increase in sales for Netafim. On an organic and constant currency basis, the Fluent Business Group’s revenues were $1.1 billion, flat when compared to the same period last year.

During the first half of the year, Fluent revenues remained stable at $2.1 billion compared with the same period of 2018. On an organic and constant currency basis, revenues would have increased 6% to $2.2 billion.

2Q18 mm US$ 2Q19 2Q19 2Q19/2Q18
Sales Sales FX Total % Var

 278

Fluent LatAm

 272

 15

 287

3%

 387

Fluent Europe

 357

 27

 384

-1%

 150

Fluent US/Canada

 150

-

 150

0%

 44

Fluent AMEA

 32

 1

 33

-25%

 286

Netafim

 295

 9

 304

6%

(2)

Intercompany Eliminations

(17)

-

(17)

750%

 1,144

Total

 1,089

 52

 1,141

0%

 

mm US$ Second Quarter January - June
Fluent

2019

2018

%Var.

2019

2018

% Var.

Sales

 1,089

 1,144

-5%

 2,091

 2,090

0%

B&I

 626

 661

-5%

 1,206

 1,275

-5%

Datacom

 185

 200

-8%

 350

 359

-3%

Precision Agriculture

 295

 286

3%

 568

 463

23%

Intercompany eliminations

(18)

(3)

500%

(33)

(7)

371%

Operating income

 119

 134

-11%

 186

 191

-3%

EBITDA

 181

 175

3%

 309

 273

13%

EBITDA wo IFRS

 171

 175

-2%

 290

 273

6%

As of June 30, 2019, approximately 4% of our Building and Infrastructure revenues are related to Datacom products that are produced and sold in the Building and Infrastructure legal entities and plants, while approximately 10% of our Datacom sales numbers are not related to Datacom products (mainly associated to the natural gas distribution piping business).

2Q18

mm US$

2Q19 2Q19 2Q19/2Q18
Sales Sales FX Total % Var

 661

B&I

 626

 41

 667

1%

 200

Datacom

 185

 2

 187

-6%

 286

Precision Agriculture

 295

 9

 304

6%

(3)

Intercompany Eliminations

(18)

 

(18)

500%

 1,144

Total

 1,089

 52

 1,141

0%

For Q2 2019, our Fluent Business Group reported EBITDA increased 3% to $181 million from $175 million in Q2 2018, with a margin of 16.7%. This positive performance includes stronger results from our Datacom business due to a better mix of products and an improvement in the cost of raw materials, as well as Netafim’s better than expected revenues. On an organic and constant currency basis, Q2 2019 EBITDA would have increased 4% to $179 million.

For the first six months of 2019, reported EBITDA for our Fluent Business Group was $309 million, increasing 13% from $273 million last year. Reported EBITDA margin was 14.8% compared to 13.1% from the same period last year. On an organic and constant currency basis, EBITDA would have increased 6% to $307 million, with an implied EBITDA margin of 13.9%.

FLUOR Business Group: 11% and 24% of Mexichem’s sales (after eliminations) and EBITDA, respectively, in 2019.

mm US$ Second Quarter January - June
Fluor

2019

2018

%Var.

2019

2018

% Var.

Sales

 204

 230

-11%

 408

 434

-6%

Operating income

 60

 88

-32%

 130

 155

-16%

EBITDA

 73

 100

-27%

 157

 180

-13%

EBITDA wo IFRS

 73

 100

-27%

 156

 180

-13%

For Q2 2019, Fluor Business Group sales declined 11% as pricing and volume in Downstream were pressured by incremental illegal imports into the EU. Upstream reported stronger results; however, were not enough to compensate for a lower than expected Downstream business.

As a result, during the first half of the year, revenues decreased by 6%, or $26 million, to $408 million compared with the same period last year.

Reported EBITDA in Q2 2019 decreased 27% to $73 million, reflecting an EBITDA margin of 36.0% compared with 43.4% in Q2 2018, effected mainly by the illegal refrigerant gas imports into the EU, as explained before. On an organic and constant currency basis, Fluor EBITDA decreased 26% to $74 million, with an implied EBITDA margin of 35.8%.

For the first six months of 2019, reported EBITDA was $157 million, a decrease of 13% compared with the same period last year. EBITDA margin was 38.5%. On an organic and constant currency basis, EBITDA decreased 12% to $158 million, reflecting an implicit EBITDA margin of 38.2%.

As stated earlier, Mexichem Fluor’s earnings in Q2 have been materially impacted by the illegal importation and selling of refrigerants into the EU in breach of the EU F-gas regulations. A recent independent assessment by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) estimates that the illegal activity constitutes 16% of the legitimate market while other sources suggest as much as 30%. Mexichem is actively working with industry and government stakeholders in order to facilitate the EU’s efforts to lessen and eliminate these illegal products.

These efforts will take some time to bear results. Meanwhile, we are doing our best to partially offset the impact on earnings for the rest of the year through performance in other parts of the business.

CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL INFORMATION

REVENUES

For Q2 2019, revenues totaled $1.84 billion, down $129 million, or 7% from Q2 2018. On a constant currency basis, sales by Business Groups were as follows:

2Q18 mm US$ 2Q19 2Q19 2Q19/2Q18
Sales Sales FX Total % Var

 642

Vinyl

 588

 13

 601

-6%

 1,144

Fluent

 1,089

 52

 1,141

0%

 1,786

Ethylene (Vinyl + Fluent)

 1,677

 65

 1,742

-2%

 230

Fluor

 204

 3

 207

-10%

(48)

Eliminations / Holding

(42)

-

(42)

-13%

 1,968

Total

 1,839

 68

 1,907

-3%

The countries that represent more than 5% of Mexichem’s consolidated 1H 2019 revenues are: the U.S. 18%; Mexico 9%; Germany 7%; the UK 5%; Brazil 6% and India 5%.

During the first half of the year, revenues decreased to $3.6 billion, a decline of 3% year on year, and on a constant currency basis, revenues increased to $3.8 billion, 1% higher than the same period in 2018.

EBITDA

Consolidated reported Q2 2019 EBITDA was $372 million, 12% below the $423 million reported in the same quarter last year. Reported EBITDA margin for the quarter was 20.2%. Organic and constant currency basis EBITDA was $362 million, 14% below the second quarter last year, reflecting an implicit EBITDA margin of 19.0%.

For the first six months of 2019, reported EBITDA was $690 million, a decrease of 8% compared with the same period last year. EBITDA margin was 19.1%. EBITDA on an organic and constant currency basis declined 12% to $676 million, reflecting an implicit EBITDA margin of 18.0%.

2Q18 mm US$ 2Q19 2Q19 2Q19/2Q18
EBITDA EBITDA FX Total % Var 

 148

Vinyl

 105

 1

 106

-28%

 175

Fluent

 181

 7

 188

7%

 323

Ethylene (Vinyl + Fluent)

 286

 8

 294

-9%

 100

Fluor

 73

 1

 74

-26%

-

Eliminations / Holding

 13

-

 13

 

 423

Total

 372

 9

 381

-10%

OPERATING INCOME

Mexichem reported operating income for Q2 2019 of $237 million, compared to $317 million reported in Q2 2018, a 25% decrease.

For the 1H 2019, operating income was $423 million, compared to $543 million reported in the same period of 2018, representing a decrease of 22%.

FINANCIAL COSTS

Q2 2019 financial costs increased $23 million or 40% compared to Q2 2018. The increase was mainly due to a $6 million mark-to-market valuation of the financial instrument related to the Netafim acquisition; $4 million of bank commissions related to the renewal of the $1.5 billion Revolving Credit Facility; $4 million of higher interest expense mainly related to interest over tax settlements; $2 million of lease interest related primarily to IFRS 16; and a $19 million decrease in the monetary position in our Venezuelan and Argentinean operations, offset by a decrease of $12 million in foreign exchange losses.

Financial costs for 1H 2019 increased $29 million or 24% above 1H 2018. The increase was mainly due to a $12 million mark-to-market valuation of the financial instrument related to the Netafim acquisition; $9 million of bank commissions related to the renewal of the $1.5 billion Revolving Credit Facility and Netafim refinancing of its bank loan facilities; $3 million less interest earned due to the lower average cash position in Q1 2019 versus Q1 2018; $4 million of higher interest expenses related to the $200 million bilateral loan taken by Mexichem at the end of January 2018 for the Netafim acquisition; $4 million of lease interest related primarily to IFRS 16; and a $21 million decrease in the monetary position in our Venezuelan and Argentinean operations, offset by a decrease of $24 million in foreign exchange losses.

TAXES

In Q2 2019, income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes declined 39% while cash tax reduced 16%, increasing the cash tax rate from 24% to 33%. This was mainly due to a cash repatriation to Mexico from jurisdictions with low corporate tax rates during Q2 2019 and also Q2 2018 tax gains originating from exchange rate variations offset by tax losses carried forward; variations that did not occur in Q2 2019.

In the first half of 2019, the cash tax rate increased to 38% from 27% in Q2 2018, mainly due to cash repatriation to Mexico from jurisdictions with low corporate tax rates.

CONSOLIDATED NET INCOME (LOSS) AND MAJORITY INCOME (LOSS)

As a result of the above, the Company reported a 45% decline in consolidated net income to $113 million from $206 million in Q2 2018. Net majority income decreased 48% to $84 million from $162 million in Q2 2018.

For the first half of 2019, the Company posted a $190 million consolidated net income and $132 million in net majority income, compared to $317 million and $241 million reported in the same period of 2018, respectively.

USD in millions Second Quarter   January - June
Income statement

2019

2018

%

 

2019

2019

%

Income (loss) from continuing operations before income tax

 160

 262

-39%

 

 276

 425

-35%

   Cash tax 

 52

62

-16%

 

 106

114

-7%

Income (loss) from continuing operations after cash tax

 108

 200

-46%

 

 170

 311

-45%

   Deferred taxes  

(5)

14

N/A

 

(21)

13

N/A

Income (loss) from continuing operations

 113

 186

-39%

 

 190

 297

-36%

   Discontinued operations 

-

20

-100%

 

(1)

20

N/A

Consolidated net income (loss)

 113

 206

-45%

 

 190

 317

-40%

   Minority stockholders 

 29

44

-34%

 

 58

76

-24%

Net income (loss)

 84

 162

-48%

 

 132

 241

-45%

BALANCE SHEET AND OPERATING CASH FLOW HIGHLIGHTS

OPERATING CASH FLOW HIGHLIGHTS

  Second Quarter January - June
mm US$

2019

2018

%Var.

2019

2018

% Var.

EBITDA

 372

 423

-12%

 690

 753

-8%

Taxes paid

(52)

(78)

-33%

(106)

(132)

-20%

Net interest paid

(21)

(22)

-5%

(105)

(96)

9%

Bank commissions

(15)

(4)

275%

(20)

(7)

186%

Exchange rate gains (losses)

(3)

(22)

-86%

(4)

(32)

-88%

Change in trade working capital (1) (2)

(64)

(44)

45%

(279)

(261)

7%

Operating cash flow before capex, buy-back shares program & dividends

 217

 253

-14%

 175

 225

-22%

Total CAPEX (organic & JV)

(61)

(70)

-13%

(121)

(136)

-11%

Operating cash flow before buy-back shares program & dividends

 156

 183

-15%

 54

 89

-39%

Buy-back shares program

(1)

(17)

-94%

 2

(32)

N/A

Operating cash flow before dividends

 155

 166

-7%

 56

 57

-2%

Shareholders' dividend

(90)

(62)

45%

(169)

(136)

24%

Free cash flow

 65

 104

-38%

(114)

(79)

44%

(1) PMV's insurance A/R is not included in trade working capital calculation.
(2) Trade working capital variation (Jun 18 vs Dec 17) includes Netafim's proforma results for comparative purposes.

Second quarter 2019 operating cash flow before CapEx, share buybacks and dividends was negatively effected by: i) $51 million lower EBITDA, ii) higher needs for working capital of $20 million, and iii) higher bank commissions associated with the $1.5 billion Revolving Credit Facility renewal, announced in June 26, 2019. These effects were partly offset by lower taxes and lower FX losses. Capital expenditures decreased 13% to $61 million.

NET WORKING CAPITAL

  2019 Variation 2018 Variation
  jun-19 dec-18 Δ ($) jun-18 dec-17 Δ ($)
Trade Working Capital

 881

 602

(279)

 771

 510

(261)

From December 31, 2018 to June 30, 2019, the change in working capital needs increased to $279 million from $261 million during the same period last year. This increase of $18 million was mainly due to some delays in account receivables in Datacom and Netafim in India; and to a lesser extent, to higher inventories in our Fluor Business Group driven partially by the negative effect caused by the illegal imports into the EU.

FINANCIAL DEBT

  Last Twelve Months
  Jun 2019 Dec 2018
Net Debt USD million

2,991

2,871

Net Debt/EBITDA 12 M

2.31x

2.05x

Interest coverage

4.62x

5.59x

Note: Net debt includes $0.1 million of letters of credit with maturities of more than 180 days that for covenant purposes are considered gross debt.

As of June 30, 2019, net financial debt for covenant purposes was $3.0 billion, comprised of total financial debt of $3.6 billion less cash and cash equivalents of $591 million.

Net Debt/EBITDA was 2.31x as of June 30, 2019, while Interest Coverage was 4.62x.

Conference Call Details

Mexichem will host a conference call to discuss our Q2 2019 results on July 25th, 2019 at 10:00am Mexico City/11:00 am (US Eastern Time). To access the call, please dial 001-855-817-7630 (Mexico), 1-888-339-0721 (United States) or 1-412-317-5247 (International). Participants may pre-register for the conference call here.

A recording of the webcast will be posted on our website within several hours after the call is completed. The webcast can be accessed via the following link: https://services.choruscall.com/links/mexichem190725.html

The replay can be accessed via Mexichem’s website at https://www.mexichem.com/.

For all the news, please visit the following webpage https://www.mexichem.com/newsroom/.

CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENT

USD in millions Second Quarter   January - June
Income Statement 2019 2018 %   2019 2018 %
Net sales  1,839  1,968 -7%    3,605  3,724 -3%
Cost of sales  1,324  1,393 -5%    2,621  2,675 -2%
Gross profit  514  575 -11%    983  1,048 -6%
Operating expenses  278  258 8%    560  505 11%
Operating income (loss)  237  317 -25%    423  543 -22%
Financial Costs  80  57 40%    150  121 24%
 Equity in income of associated entity (2) (1) 100%   (3) (2) 50%
Income (loss) from continuing operations before income tax  160  262 -39%    276  425 -35%
Cash tax  52  62 -16%    106  114 -7%
Deferred taxes (5)  14 N/A   (21)  13 N/A
 Income tax  47  76 -38%    85  128 -34%
Income (loss) from continuing operations  113  186 -39%    190  297 -36%
Discontinued operations -  20 -100%   (1)  20 N/A
Consolidated net income (loss)  113  206 -45%    190  317 -40%
Minority stockholders  29  44 -34%    58  76 -24%
Net income (loss)   84  162 -48%    132  241 -45%
             
EBITDA   372  423 -12%    690  753 -8%
EBITDA wo IFRS 16 effect   353  423 -17%    653  753 -13%

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET

    USD in millions
Balance sheet Jun 2019 Dec 2018
Total assets

 10,405

 10,062

Cash and temporary investments

 591

 700

Receivables

 1,408

 1,150

Inventories

 880

 866

Others current assets

 306

 262

Property, plant and equipment, Net

 3,416

 3,507

Intangible assets and Goodwill

 3,295

 3,345

Right of use Fixed Assets, Net

 298

-

Long term assets

 211

 232

Total liabilities  

 7,095

 6,892

Current portion of long-term debt

 431

 396

Suppliers

 1,407

 1,414

Short-term leasings

 73

 18

Other current liabilities

 852

 881

Long-term debt

 3,151

 3,175

Long-term employee benefits

 194

 182

Long-Term deferred tax liabilities

 319

 349

Long-term leasings

 212

 15

Other long-term liabilities

 456

 462

Consolidated shareholders' equity

 3,310

 3,170

Minority shareholders' equity

 742

 761

Majority shareholders' equity

 2,568

 2,409

Total liabilities & shareholders' equity

 10,405

 10,062

Notes and Definitions

The results contained in this release have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (“NIIF” or “IFRS”) having U.S. dollars as the functional and reporting currency. Figures are presented in millions, unless specified otherwise.

Commencing Q1 2019, Business Groups EBITDA are reported inclusive of corporate charges; comparable prior year figures have been adjusted accordingly.

In our continuous effort to better inform the market, and as part of our transformation journey to become a more customer-centric organization, beginning in Q1 2019, we have presented Fluent revenues geographically and by global business division: Building and Infrastructure (Wavin in Europe and Amanco in LatAm), Datacom (Fluent U.S. and Canada and Fluent AMEA – Dura-Line) and Precision Agriculture (Netafim).

Fluent Business Group’s prior year results include those of Netafim as of the February 7, 2018 acquisition closing date.

The terms “Organic Basis” or “Organically” mean figures excluding the effects of IFRS 16 in 2019, CADE and Netafim Ltd. acquisition-related expenses and the Brazilean Tax legal settlement in 2018.

“FX translation effect” figures, which reflect results on a “constant currency” basis or “without FX translation effects,” do not include any positive or negative effect from Venezuela due to the uncertainties of the economic fundamentals of its FX market and due to its immaterial impact on consolidated results.

"ROE" means Income from continuing operations / Adjusted Average Equity from continuing operations.

"ROIC" means Adjusted NOPAT from continuing operations/Adjusted Equity from continuing operations plus Liabilities with cost – Cash. Income from continuing operations and NOPAT (EBIT – taxes) consider trailing 12 months.

Figures and percentages have been rounded and may not add up.

ABOUT MEXICHEM

Mexichem is a global leading supplier of innovative solutions across multiple industries including building and infrastructure, data communications, irrigation and chemicals, and more. With operations in 41 countries, 137 facilities worldwide and more than 22,000 employees, Mexichem has the rights to produce fluorspar in two mines in Mexico, as well as 8 training academies and 19 R&D labs. Operations are divided into three Business Groups: Fluent, Vinyl and Fluor. Mexichem has annual revenues of U.S. $7.2 billion and has been traded on the Mexican Stock Exchange for more than 30 years. The company is a member of the Mexican Stock Exchange Sustainability Index and the sustainability emerging markets index FTSE4Good.

Prospective Information

In addition to historical information, this press release contains "forward-looking" statements that reflect management's expectations for the future. The words “anticipate,” “believe,” “expect,” “hope,” “have the intention of,” “might,” “plan,” “should” and similar expressions generally indicate comments on expectations. The final results may be materially different from current expectations due to several factors, which include, but are not limited to, global and local changes in politics, the economy, business, competition, market and regulatory factors, cyclical trends in relevant sectors; as well as other factors that are highlighted under the title “Risk Factors” in the annual report submitted by Mexichem to the Mexican National Banking and Securities Commission (CNBV). The forward-looking statements included herein represent Mexichem’s views as of the date of this press release. Mexichem undertakes no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statement for any reason unless required by law.”

Mexichem has implemented a Code of Ethics that rules our relationships with our employees, clients, suppliers and general groups. Mexichem’s Code of Ethics is available for consulting in the following link: http://www.mexichem.com/Codigo_de_etica.html. Additionally, according to the terms contained in the Securities Exchange Act No 42, the Mexichem Audit Committee established a mechanism of contact, which allows that any person that knows the unfulfillment of operational and accounting records guidelines and lack of internal controls of the Code of Ethics, from the Company itself or from the subsidiaries that this controls, can file a complaint which is anonymously guaranteed. The whistleblower program is facilitated by a third party. The telephone number in Mexico is 01-800-062-12-03. The website is http://www.ethic-line.com/mexichem and contact e-mail is [email protected]. Mexichem’s Audit Committee will be notified of all complaints for immediate investigation.

INDEPENDENT ANALYSTS

EQUITY COVERAGE FROM THE LAST TWELVE MONTHS:

  1. Actinver
  2. Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  3. Banorte-Ixe
  4. Barclays
  5. BBVA Bancomer
  6. Bradesco
  7. BTG Pactual
  8. Citigroup
  9. Credit Suisse
  10. GBM-Grupo Bursátil Mexicano
  11. HSBC
  12. Intercam
  13. Invex Casa de Bolsa
  14. Itau
  15. JPMorgan
  16. Morgan Stanley
  17. Santander
  18. Scotiabank
  19. UBS
  20. Vector

RECONCILIATION OF LEASE LIABILITIES

Mexichem, S.A.B. de C.V. and Subsidiaries    
Reconciliation of lease liabilities in millions US    
     
Weighted average lessee’s incremental borrowing rate  

4.61%

     
    01/01/2019
Off-balance lease obligation as of 12/31/2018  

307

Current leases with a lease term of 12 months or less (short-term leases)  

(46)

Leases of low-value-assets (low-value leases)  

(5)

Variable leases payments  

-

Operating lease obligations as of 01/01/2019 (gross, without discounting)  

256

Operating lease obligations as of 01/01/2019 (net, discounted)  

208

Reasonably certain extension or termination options  

44

Residual value guarantees  

-

Non-lease-components  

-

Lease liabilities due to initial application of IFRS 16 as of 01/01/2019  

252

Lease liabilities from finance leases as of 01/01/2019  

33

Total lease liabilities as of 01/01/2019  

285

INTERNAL CONTROL

Mexichem’s bylaws provide the existence of the Audit and Corporate Practices Committees, intermediate corporate organs constituted in agreement with the applicable law to assist the Board of Directors to carry on their functions. Through these committees and the external auditor, it is given reasonable safety that transactions and company acts are executed and registered in accordance with the terms and parameters set by the Board and directives of Mexichem, the applicable law and different general guidelines, criterion and IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards).

Investor Relations:
Gerardo Lozoya Latapi
Félix Martínez Escamilla
Phone: + (52) 55.5366.4084
[email protected]
www.mexichem.com


Source: Business Wire (July 24, 2019 - 9:12 PM EDT)

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