January 5, 2011

A. Schulman Reports Fiscal 2011 First-Quarter Results and Reaffirms Annual Guidance

AKRON, Ohio, Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

  • Reports first-quarter net income of $9.2 million or $0.29 per diluted share
  • Excluding certain one-time charges and acquisition-related items, first-quarter net income is $10.6 million or $0.34 per diluted share, compared with $19.7 million or $0.76 per diluted share last year
  • Gross profit per pound of 13.8 cents improves almost 19% compared sequentially with 11.6 cents in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2010
  • Annual guidance is reaffirmed with earnings for fiscal 2011 expected to reach record levels between $57 million and $62 million

A. Schulman, Inc. (Nasdaq: SHLM) announced today earnings for the fiscal 2011 first quarter ended November 30, 2010.  The Company reported net income of $9.2 million, or $0.29 per diluted share, compared with $17.0 million, or $0.65 per diluted share, last year.  The translation effect of foreign currencies negatively impacted 2011 first-quarter net income by $0.9 million.  As expected, profitability declined from last year's first-quarter levels primarily as a result of gross profit per pound contraction from last year's exceptionally high level.

The fiscal 2011 first quarter included certain after-tax net charges of approximately $1.3 million, which were primarily related to acquisition-related costs, purchase accounting adjustments and restructuring expenses.  Last year's first quarter included $2.7 million of after-tax, non-operating charges related to restructuring expenses and asset write-downs.  Excluding these charges, net income for the fiscal 2011 first quarter was $10.6 million, or $0.34 per diluted share, compared with $19.7 million, or $0.76 per diluted share, for the prior-year period.  

Net sales for the fiscal 2011 first quarter were $495.4 million, an increase of 37% compared with $362.9 million for the same period last year.  Currency translation negatively impacted sales by 7% or $26.2 million.  The majority of the increase was due to the impact of the acquisition of ICO, Inc., which was completed during the third quarter of fiscal 2010.  Volume reached 503 million pounds, up 53% from 329 million pounds reported last year. Had the Company owned ICO at the beginning of the first quarter of fiscal 2010, sales growth would have been 9% and volume growth would have been 2%.  

Gross profit for the quarter was $69.0 million, compared with $63.2 million last year.  Currency translation negatively impacted gross profit by $3.8 million.  Had the Company owned ICO at the beginning of the first quarter of 2010, the decrease in gross profit for the 2011 first quarter would have been approximately $6.9 million.  Overall gross profit per pound for the quarter was 13.8 cents, which was lower than the 15.4 cents in last year's first quarter had the Company owned ICO at the beginning of fiscal 2010 but significantly higher than the 11.6 cents per pound in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2010.  The primary driver of the decline in gross profit compared with the year-ago quarter was the Company's pricing lag in the face of rising raw materials costs during the fiscal 2011 quarter.

Selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expense for the fiscal 2011 first quarter was $52.9 million compared with $40.8 million reported last year. Excluding the effect of foreign currency translation, SG&A increased $14.6 million.  Including the ICO effect and excluding costs related to acquisitions, the increase in selling, general and administrative expenses would have been $2.4 million.  The increase includes $1.8 million of costs for various consultants to aid the Company with certain global initiatives. These initiatives include the review of the Company's long-term business strategy, capital structure, process improvements and growth initiatives including continued merger and acquisition activities. In addition, the increase includes $1.5 million of incremental expense for stock-based compensation primarily as a result of mark-to-market adjustments which had declined significantly in the first quarter of fiscal 2010. Offsetting these increases are $1.2 million of favorable bad debt expense as well as synergies from the ICO acquisition.

"Our first-quarter performance is in line with our expectations and therefore, we are reaffirming our full-year fiscal 2011 net income guidance in the range of $57 million to $62 million," said Joseph M. Gingo, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer.  "We knew we'd have a difficult comparison to our outstanding performance in the first quarter of last year; however, I am pleased to see a sequential improvement in gross profit per pound from our fiscal 2010 fourth quarter.  The sequential improvement indicates that the pricing measures we've initiated are beginning to take hold, even as we are negotiating additional price increases to be passed through — particularly in Europe where we saw the greatest margin pressure.  In addition, compared with the fourth quarter of last year, our SG&A increased primarily as a result of proactive steps we're taking to invest in our core businesses and drive growth through a third-party review of our strategy and capital structure."  

Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) was $26.1 million for the quarter, compared with $31.5 million last year.  The major reason for the decline in EBITDA was the decline in gross profit per pound in the 2011 first quarter.

First-quarter operating income was $16.1 million compared with $22.4 million last year.  If the Company had owned ICO at the beginning of the first quarter of 2010, and excluding certain one-time items, the decrease in operating income would have been $9.3 million compared with last year.  The decrease in operating income was due primarily to the decrease in gross profit.

Note: The numbers below will sometimes refer to the Company's performance including the "ICO effect".  The Company defines the "ICO effect" as if it had owned ICO at the beginning of the first quarter of 2010.  These are non-GAAP presentations developed as a result of the way the Company is internally measuring the business. The results exclude one-time charges and acquisition-related items discussed above and include a consistent amount of purchasing accounting-related depreciation and amortization expense for each period. See the attached financial table (Non-GAAP Supplemental Segment Comparison Information) for non-GAAP supplemental financial segment information by business segment.

Europe, Middle East and Africa ("EMEA") — Although the EMEA business segment's performance was below the region's exceptional first quarter in fiscal 2010, the segment had significant improvement sequentially over the fourth quarter of fiscal 2010.  In the fiscal 2011 first quarter, EMEA sales were $346.7 million compared with $271.9 million in 2010.  The translation effect of foreign exchange negatively impacted sales by $27.6 million, or 10%.  Including the ICO effect, sales increased by 11% and volume for the 2011 first quarter was 316 million pounds, up 4% from the first quarter of last year.  

EMEA gross profit was $48.1 million for the fiscal 2011 first quarter compared with $50.6 million for the same period last year.  The translation effect of foreign exchange negatively impacted gross profit by $4.0 million.  Including the ICO effect, gross profit declined approximately $8 million from last year and gross profit per pound was 15.2 cents, a decrease of 17% from 18.4 cents for last year's first quarter.  Although average selling prices increased 7% per pound year-over-year, the Company was not able to fully pass along cost increases during the first quarter of fiscal 2011.  On a sequential basis, gross profit per pound improved 30% compared with 11.7 cents per pound reported during the fourth quarter of 2010 as the improvement in the Masterbatch business was able to offset the raw material price increases.

EMEA operating income for the fiscal 2011 first quarter was $19.4 million compared with $25.2 million in the first quarter of 2010.  Including the ICO effect, operating income declined approximately $7.6 million from a year ago.  The decline was due to lower gross profit per pound compared with last year's exceptionally high gross profit per pound during the first quarter.  

The Americas In the fiscal 2011 first quarter, sales for the Americas were $115.1 million compared with $76.3 million for the same period a year ago.  The translation effect of foreign exchange increased sales by $1.3 million.  Sales for the segment, including the ICO effect, increased by 7% compared with the prior-year period and volume for the quarter reached 152 million pounds, up slightly from last year.  

Gross profit was $16.5 million for the quarter compared with $10.0 million for the same period last year.  Including the ICO effect, the gross profit increased by $0.6 million and gross profit per pound was 10.8 cents, up from 10.5 cents last year.  On a sequential basis, gross profit per pound was down approximately 4% from the 2010 fourth quarter.  Although the spread of selling price less raw material costs was up slightly on a sequential basis, the decrease in gross profit per pound was due to higher conversion cost per pound sold primarily as a result of 9% lower pounds produced.

Operating income for the fiscal 2011 first quarter was $3.9 million compared with $2.9 million in the first quarter of 2010.  Including the ICO effect, operating income decreased $0.8 million from last year.  The decrease was largely related to incremental expense for stock-based compensation as well as expense related to the establishment of the Company's Americas management team.  

Asia Pacific ("APAC") While APAC is a relatively small part of the Company's portfolio, the segment continues to perform well.  In the fiscal 2011 first quarter, APAC sales were $33.6 million compared with $14.6 million for the same period a year ago.  Including the ICO effect, sales increased by 1% compared with the prior-year period and volume for the quarter was 34 million pounds, down 9% from last year.

Gross profit was $4.6 million for the quarter compared with $2.7 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2010.  Including the ICO effect, gross profit was up approximately $0.5 million compared with last year while gross profit per pound was 13.5 cents, up 23% from 11.0 cents in the year-ago period.  The higher overall gross profit and higher gross profit per pound resulted from the Company's strategic exiting of unprofitable business, primarily in Australia, which also resulted in the reduction in volume.

Operating income for the fiscal 2011 first quarter was $1.8 million compared with $1.1 million in the first quarter of 2010.  Including the ICO effect, operating income increased $0.8 million from last year and was primarily due to the increase in gross profit per pound.

Working Capital and Cash Flow From Operations

Working capital increased to 71 days from 61 days at the end of the fiscal 2010 fourth quarter.  The primary driver of the increase was an inventory buildup resulting from proactive purchasing to secure scarce raw materials and in anticipation of continuing increases in resin prices.  Cash flow used in operations was $25.1 million for the first quarter.  Additionally, the Company used approximately $15 million of cash to complete the fiscal 2011 first-quarter acquisition of Brazilian compounder and concentrate maker Mash Compostos Plasticos.  As a result, net debt increased to $83.6 million from $31.9 million at the end of fiscal 2010.  

Fiscal 2011 Guidance and Business Outlook

The Company reaffirms its fiscal 2011 net income guidance in the range of $57 million to $62 million.  The guidance assumes a euro exchange rate of $1.35 and considers slow and steady margin and volume improvements over the fiscal year consistent with the sequential increases seen during the fiscal 2011 first quarter.  The fiscal 2011 second quarter is expected to be significantly stronger than the fiscal 2010 second quarter but in the range of the fiscal 2011 first quarter due to the typically slower pace of business during the December holiday season and the new pricing expected to take effect in January.  The third and fourth quarters are expected to show significant improvement consistent with the improvements reported for the similar periods last year.

Conference Call on the Web

A live Internet broadcast of A. Schulman's conference call regarding fiscal 2011 first-quarter earnings can be accessed at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time on January 6, 2011, on the Company's website, www.aschulman.com.  An archived replay of the call will also be available on the website.

About A. Schulman, Inc.

Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, A. Schulman is a leading international supplier of high-performance plastic compounds and resins.  These materials are used in a variety of consumer, industrial, automotive and packaging applications.  The Company employs about 2,900 people and has 34 manufacturing facilities in North America, South America, Europe and Asia.  A. Schulman reported net sales of $1.6 billion for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2010.  Additional information about A. Schulman can be found at www.aschulman.com.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This release includes certain financial information determined by methods other than in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("GAAP").  These non-GAAP financial measures include: net income excluding certain items, net income per diluted share excluding certain items and EBITDA excluding certain items, as well as certain non-GAAP supplemental segment comparison financial information reflecting the operations of A. Schulman, Inc. (the "Company") as if it owned ICO, Inc. ("ICO") at the beginning first quarter of 2010. However, non-GAAP measures are not in accordance with, nor are they a substitute for, GAAP measures, and tables included in this release reconcile each non-GAAP financial measure with the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure. The most directly comparable GAAP financial measures for these purposes are income from continuing operation before taxes, net income and net income per diluted share.  The Company's non-GAAP financial measures are not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for comparable GAAP financial measures, and should be read only in conjunction with the Company's consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP.

The Company uses these non-GAAP financial measures to monitor and evaluate Company performance and believes that they are useful to investors for financial analysis, particularly with respect to understanding the significance of the ICO acquisition in the third quarter of fiscal 2010. However, the non-GAAP supplemental financial information is not necessarily indicative of what the combined financial results would have actually been had the ICO acquisition taken place as of September 1, 2009, since such financial information does not reflect any cost savings, operating synergies, tax synergies or revenue enhancements, and includes certain estimated additional depreciation amounts and estimates for amortization of the intangibles recorded as part of the purchase price allocation.  

While the Company believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide useful supplemental information to investors, there are very significant limitations associated with their use.  These non-GAAP financial measures are not prepared in accordance with GAAP, may not be reported by all of the Company's competitors and may not be directly comparable to similarly titled measures of the Company's competitors due to potential differences in the exact method of calculation.  The Company compensates for these limitations by using these non-GAAP financial measures as supplements to GAAP financial measures and by reviewing the reconciliations of the non-GAAP financial measures to their most comparable GAAP financial measures.

Cautionary Note on Forward-Looking Statements

A number of the matters discussed in this document that are not historical or current facts deal with potential future circumstances and developments and may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historic or current facts and relate to future events and expectations. Forward-looking statements contain such words as "anticipate," "estimate," "expect," "project," "intend," "plan," "believe," and other words and terms of similar meaning in connection with any discussion of future operating or financial performance. Forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations and include known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which management is unable to predict or control, that may cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those suggested by these forward-looking statements, and that could adversely affect the Company's future financial performance, include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • worldwide and regional economic, business and political conditions, including continuing economic uncertainties in some or all of the Company's major product markets;
  • the effectiveness of the Company's efforts to improve operating margins through sales growth, price increases, productivity gains, and improved purchasing techniques;
  • competitive factors, including intense price competition;
  • fluctuations in the value of currencies in major areas where the Company operates;
  • volatility of prices and availability of the supply of energy and raw materials that are critical to the manufacture of the Company's products, particularly plastic resins derived from oil and natural gas;
  • changes in customer demand and requirements;
  • effectiveness of the Company to achieve the level of cost savings, productivity improvements, growth and other benefits anticipated from acquisitions and restructuring initiatives;
  • escalation in the cost of providing employee health care;
  • uncertainties regarding the resolution of pending and future litigation and other claims;
  • the performance of the North American auto market;  and
  • further adverse changes in economic or industry conditions, including global supply and demand conditions and prices for products.

The risks and uncertainties identified above are not the only risks the Company faces. Additional risk factors that could affect the Company's performance are set forth in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and the most recent Form 10-Q. In addition, risks and uncertainties not presently known to the Company or that it believes to be immaterial also may adversely affect the Company. Should any known or unknown risks or uncertainties develop into actual events, or underlying assumptions prove inaccurate, these developments could have material adverse effects on the Company's business, financial condition and results of operations. This document contains time-sensitive information that reflects management's best analysis only as of the date of this document. The Company does not undertake an obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect new events, information or circumstances, or otherwise. Further information concerning issues that could materially affect financial performance related to forward-looking statements can be found in the Company's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

SHLM_CN, FN

A. SCHULMAN, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME





Three months ended November 30,




2010


2009




 Unaudited




(In thousands except per share data)








Net sales


$                      495,383


$                       362,861

Cost of sales


426,382


299,703

Selling, general and administrative expenses


52,905


40,752

Interest expense


1,285


1,054

Interest income


(200)


(253)

Foreign currency transaction (gains) losses


670


103

Other (income) expense


(4)


(1,177)

Restructuring expense


551


429




481,589


340,611

Income from continuing operations before taxes


13,794


22,250

Provision for U.S. and foreign income taxes


4,418


5,112

Income from continuing operations


9,376


17,138

Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax of $0


-


(3)

Net income


9,376


17,135

Noncontrolling interests


(133)


(102)

Net income attributable to A. Schulman, Inc.


$                          9,243


$                         17,033







Weighted-average number of shares outstanding:






Basic


31,333


25,843


Diluted


31,530


26,056







Earnings (losses) per share of common stock attributable to A. Schulman, Inc. - Basic:






Income from continuing operations


$                            0.29


$                             0.66


Loss from discontinued operations


-


-


Net income attributable to common stockholders


$                            0.29


$                             0.66







Earnings (losses) per share of common stock attributable to A. Schulman, Inc. - Diluted:






Income from continuing operations


$                            0.29


$                             0.65


Loss from discontinued operations


-


-


Net income attributable to common stockholders


$                            0.29


$                             0.65



A. SCHULMAN, INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS






November 30, 2010


August 31, 2010


Unaudited

ASSETS

(In thousands except share data)


Current assets:




Cash and cash equivalents

$                     99,030


$              122,754

Accounts receivable, less allowance for doubtful accounts of $13,953 at November
   30, 2010 and $13,205 at August 31, 2010

307,641


282,953

Inventories, average cost or market, whichever is lower

244,188


209,228

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

30,330


29,128

Total current assets

681,189


644,063





Other assets:




Deferred charges and other assets

33,747


31,873

Goodwill

91,465


84,064

Intangible assets

78,801


72,352


204,013


188,289





Property, plant and equipment, at cost:




Land and improvements

31,679


30,891

Buildings and leasehold improvements

161,148


158,076

Machinery and equipment

366,509


357,270

Furniture and fixtures

38,218


37,078

Construction in progress

7,348


4,996


604,902


588,311

Accumulated depreciation and investment grants of $727 at November 30, 2010
   and $744 at August 31, 2010

364,398


349,348

Net property, plant and equipment

240,504


238,963

Total assets

$                1,125,706


$           1,071,315





LIABILITIES AND EQUITY








Current liabilities:




Short-term debt

$                     86,978


$                60,876

Accounts payable

195,732


195,977

U.S. and foreign income taxes payable

7,890


6,615

Accrued payrolls, taxes and related benefits

47,868


46,492

Other accrued liabilities

46,540


41,985

Total current liabilities

385,008


351,945





Long-term debt

95,602


93,834

Pension plans

89,764


86,872

Other long-term liabilities

27,068


25,297

Deferred income taxes

22,474


20,227

Commitments and contingencies

-


-

Stockholders' equity:




Common stock, $1 par value, authorized - 75,000,000 shares, issued - 47,689,857
   shares at November 30, 2010 and 47,690,024 shares at August 31, 2010

47,690


47,690

Other capital

250,638


249,734

Accumulated other comprehensive income

1,685


(6,278)

Retained earnings

523,950


519,649

Treasury stock, at cost, 16,202,795 shares at November 30, 2010 and 16,205,230 at
  August 31, 2010

(322,728)


(322,777)

Total A. Schulman, Inc. stockholders' equity

501,235


488,018

Noncontrolling interests

4,555


5,122

Total equity

505,790


493,140

Total liabilities and equity

$                1,125,706


$           1,071,315




A. SCHULMAN, INC.


CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS














Three months ended November 30,






2010


2009






Unaudited






(In thousands)

Provided from (used in) operating activities:




Net income


$                  9,376


$                 17,135


Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash
provided from (used in) operating activities:







Depreciation and amortization


9,654


5,750



Deferred tax provision


(711)


(1,262)



Pension, postretirement benefits and other deferred compensation


2,153


572



Net losses (gains) on asset sales


88


(39)


Changes in assets and liabilities:







Accounts receivable


(15,431)


(15,467)



Inventories


(27,579)


(25,945)



Accounts payable


(6,454)


17,617



Restructuring accrual


(570)


(316)



Income taxes


1,622


2,755



Accrued payrolls and other accrued liabilities


4,884


4,908



Changes in other assets and other long-term liabilities


(2,084)


1,503




Net cash provided from (used in) operating activities


(25,052)


7,211









Provided from (used in) investing activities:






Expenditures for property, plant and equipment


(5,000)


(4,367)


Proceeds from the sale of assets


300


435


Business acquisitions, net of cash acquired


(15,071)


-




Net cash used in investing activities


(19,771)


(3,932)









Provided from (used in) financing activities:






Cash dividends paid


(4,942)


(3,958)


Increase (decrease) in notes payable and long-term debt


(4,013)


(33)


Borrowings on revolving credit facilities


53,500


-


Repayments on revolving credit facilities


(25,000)


-


Cash distributions to noncontrolling interests


(700)


-


Common stock issued, net


-


(50)


Releases of treasury stock


49


-




Net cash provided from (used in) financing activities


18,894


(4,041)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash


2,205


9,109

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents


(23,724)


8,347

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period


122,754


228,674

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period


$                99,030


$               237,021



A. SCHULMAN, INC.

SUPPLEMENTAL SEGMENT INFORMATION



Three Months ended November 30,


2010


2009


  (Unaudited)


(In thousands, except for %)

Pounds sold to unaffiliated customers




EMEA

316,481


250,804

Americas

152,223


65,799

APAC

33,897


12,590

Total pounds sold to unaffiliated customers

502,601


329,193





Net sales to unaffiliated customers




EMEA

$                             346,683


$                             271,943

Americas

115,120


76,331

APAC

33,580


14,587

Total net sales to unaffiliated customers

$                             495,383


$                             362,861





Segment gross profit




EMEA

$                               48,086


$                               50,602

Americas

16,474


9,961

APAC

4,562


2,664

Total segment gross profit

69,122


63,227

Inventory Step-up

(121)


-

Asset write-downs

-


(69)

Total gross profit

$                               69,001


$                               63,158





Segment operating income




EMEA

$                               19,402


$                               25,224

Americas

3,859


2,871

APAC

1,808


1,114

Total segment operating income

25,069


29,209





Corporate and other

(7,971)


(4,468)

Interest expense, net

(1,085)


(801)

Foreign currency transaction gains (losses)

(670)


(103)

Other income (expense)

4


1,227

Asset write-downs

-


(119)

Costs related to acquisitions

(881)


(2,266)

Restructuring related

(551)


(429)

Inventory step-up

(121)


-

Income from continuing operations
 before taxes

$                               13,794


$                               22,250





Capacity utilization




EMEA

80%


96%

Americas

63%


76%

APAC

88%


86%

Worldwide

74%


91%



A. SCHULMAN, INC.

Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Unaudited

(In thousands except per share data)

Three Months ended November 30, 2010


As Reported


Asset Write-downs


Costs Related to Acquisitions


Restructuring Related


Inventory Step-up


Tax Benefits  (Charges)


Before Certain Items
















Net sales


$                  495,383


$       -


$                           -


$                           -


$                           -


$                           -


$                  495,383

Cost of sales


426,382


-


-


-


(121)


-


426,261

Selling, general and administrative expenses


52,905


-


(881)


-


-


-


52,024

Interest expense, net


1,085


-


-


-


-


-


1,085

Foreign currency transaction (gains) losses


670


-


-


-


-


-


670

Other (income) expense


(4)


-


-


-


-


-


(4)

Restructuring expense


551


-


-


(551)


-


-


-



481,589


-


(881)


(551)


(121)


-


480,036

Income from continuing operations before taxes


13,794


-


881


551


121


-


15,347

Provision for U.S. and foreign income taxes


4,418


-


-


113


43


65


4,639

Income from continuing operations


9,376


-


881


438


78


(65)


10,708

Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax of $0


-


-


-


-


-


-


-

Net income


9,376


-


881


438


78


(65)


10,708

Noncontrolling interests


(133)


-


-


-


-


-


(133)

Net income attributable to A. Schulman, Inc.


$                      9,243


$       -


$                         881


$                         438


$                           78


$                         (65)


$                    10,575
















Diluted EPS impact


$                        0.29












$                        0.34
















Weighted-average number of shares outstanding -diluted


31,530












31,530


















Three Months ended November 30, 2009


As Reported


Asset Write-downs


Costs Related to Acquisitions


Restructuring Related


Inventory Step-up


Tax Benefits  (Charges)


Before Certain Items
















Net sales


$                  362,861


$                           -


$                           -


$                           -


$       -


$       -


$                  362,861

Cost of sales


299,703


(69)


-


-


-


-


299,634

Selling, general and administrative expenses


40,752


-


(2,266)


-


-


-


38,486

Interest expense, net


801


-


-


-


-


-


801

Foreign currency transaction (gains) losses


103


-


-


-


-


-


103

Other (income) expense


(1,177)


(50)


-


-


-


-


(1,227)

Restructuring expense


429


-


-


(429)


-


-


-



340,611


(119)


(2,266)


(429)


-


-


337,797

Income from continuing operations before taxes


22,250


119


2,266


429


-


-


25,064

Provision for U.S. and foreign income taxes


5,112


21


-


130


-


-


5,263

Income from continuing operations


17,138


98


2,266


299


-


-


19,801

Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax of $0


(3)


-


-


-


-


-


(3)

Net income


17,135


98


2,266


299


-


-


19,798

Noncontrolling interests


(102)


-


-


-


-


-


(102)

Net income attributable to A. Schulman, Inc.


$                    17,033


$                           98


$                      2,266


$                         299


$       -


$       -


$                    19,696
















Diluted EPS impact


$                        0.65












$                        0.76
















Weighted-average number of shares outstanding -diluted


26,056












26,056



A. SCHULMAN, INC.

Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Financial Measures

EBITDA Excluding Certain Items Reconciliation

Unaudited

(In thousands)













Three Months Ended November 30,




2010


2009






Income from continuing operations before taxes


$                        13,794


$                    22,250






Adjustments (pretax):





Depreciation and amortization


9,654


5,680

Interest expense, net


1,085


801

Asset write-downs


-


119

Costs related to acquisitions


881


2,266

Restructuring related


551


429

Inventory step-up


121


-

EBITDA excluding certain items


$                        26,086


$                    31,545



A. SCHULMAN, INC.

NON-GAAP SUPPLEMENTAL SEGMENT COMPARISON INFORMATION

(Unaudited)

(In Millions)




Three Months ended November 30, 2009



EMEA


Americas


APAC


Corporate


Consolidated











Pounds sold to unaffiliated customers

304.2


151.8


37.1


-


493.1

Net sales to unaffiliated customers

$            312.4


$            107.2


$              33.3


$                  -


$                452.9

Gross profit before certain items

$              56.1


$              15.9


$                4.1


$                  -


$                  76.1











Segment operating income (loss) before certain items

$              27.0


$                4.6


$                1.0


$                  -


$                  32.7

Corporate and other

-


-


-


(6.3)


(6.3)

Income (loss) from continuing operations before certain non-segment related items

$              27.0


$                4.6


$                1.0


$               (6.3)


$                  26.4



Three Months ended February 28, 2010



EMEA


Americas


APAC


Corporate


Consolidated





















Pounds sold to unaffiliated customers

293.8


144.2


31.2


-


469.2

Net sales to unaffiliated customers

$            285.2


$            101.1


$              29.1


$                  -


$                415.5

Gross profit before certain items

$              45.6


$              13.8


$                3.5


$                  -


$                  62.9











Segment operating income (loss) before certain items

$                9.7


$                2.2


$                0.5


$                  -


$                  12.4

Corporate and other

-


-


-


(7.4)


(7.4)

Income (loss) from continuing operations before certain non-segment related items

$                9.7


$                2.2


$                0.5


$               (7.4)


$                    5.0



Three Months ended May 31, 2010



EMEA


Americas


APAC


Corporate


Consolidated











Pounds sold to unaffiliated customers

339.0


156.4


33.2


-


528.6

Net sales to unaffiliated customers

$            337.4


$            117.6


$              33.9


$                  -


$                488.8

Gross profit before certain items

$              51.7


$              16.1


$                4.1


$                  -


$                  71.8











Segment operating income before certain items

$              23.9


$                4.4


$                0.4


$                  -


$                  28.6

Corporate and other

-


-


-


(6.4)


(6.4)

Income (loss) from continuing operations before certain non-segment related items

$              23.9


$                4.4


$                0.4


$               (6.4)


$                  22.2



Three Months ended August 31, 2010



EMEA


Americas


APAC


Corporate


Consolidated





















Pounds sold to unaffiliated customers

321.9


169.6


33.9


-


525.4

Net sales to unaffiliated customers

$            318.4


$            124.8


$              33.0


$                  -


$                476.2

Gross profit before certain items

$              37.6


$              19.1


$                4.2


$                  -


$                  60.9











Segment operating income (loss) before certain items

$              12.6


$                7.0


$                0.5


$                  -


$                  20.2

Corporate and other

-


-


-


(4.5)


(4.5)

Income (loss) from continuing operations before certain non-segment related items

$              12.6


$                7.0


$                0.5


$               (4.5)


$                  15.6











Note: The results above include ICO as if the Company had owned ICO at the beginning of fiscal year 2010.  The results exclude certain

one-time charges and acquisition-related items discussed above and include a consistent estimated amount of purchasing

accounting-related depreciation and amortization expense for each period.  Numbers may not add up due to rounding.



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