April 4, 2012

A. Schulman Reports Fiscal 2012 Second-Quarter Results

AKRON, Ohio, April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

  • Net income increased to $9.1 million, or $0.31 per diluted share, compared with $7.1 million, or $0.23 per diluted share, last year
  • Excluding certain items, second-quarter net income was $11.2 million, or $0.38 per diluted share, compared with $12.1 million, or $0.39 per diluted share, last year
  • Gross profit per pound, excluding certain items, rose 6% to 14.2 cents compared with 13.4 cents for the same period last year
  • On a non-GAAP basis, the Company expects full-year net income for fiscal 2012 to exceed fiscal 2011 net income

A. Schulman, Inc. (Nasdaq-GS: SHLM) announced today earnings for the fiscal 2012 second quarter ended February 29, 2012.  The Company reported net income for the second quarter of $9.1 million, or $0.31 per diluted share, compared with net income of $7.1 million, or $0.23 per diluted share, for the comparable period last year.  The translation effect of foreign currencies negatively impacted net income for the quarter by $0.5 million.  

The fiscal 2012 second quarter included certain after-tax charges of $2.1 million primarily related to restructuring expenses and acquisition-related costs.  Last year's second quarter included certain after-tax charges of $5.0 million primarily related to restructuring expenses, asset impairments, and acquisition-related costs.  Excluding these charges, net income for the fiscal 2012 second quarter was $11.2 million, or $0.38 per diluted share, compared with net income of $12.1 million, or $0.39 per diluted share, for the prior-year period.

Net sales for the fiscal 2012 second quarter were $495.9 million compared with $508.3 million for the same period last year.  The decrease of $12.4 million in net sales was primarily a result of the $11.7 million negative impact of foreign currency translation.  Volume was 458.7 million pounds in the second quarter of fiscal 2012, down 7.8% from 497.3 million pounds reported last year.  The decrease in volume was partially offset by a 5.8% increase in the average selling price per pound.

The Company uses the following non-GAAP financial measures of net income excluding certain items, net income per diluted share excluding certain items and EBITDA excluding certain items.  These financial measures are used by management to monitor and evaluate the ongoing performance of the Company and to allocate resources.  The Company believes that the additional measures are useful to investors for financial analysis.  However, non-GAAP measures are not in accordance with, nor are they a substitute for, GAAP measures.  Please see the table in this release for reconciliation of non-GAAP measures to the nearest comparable GAAP results.  Results in the following discussion are presented on a non-GAAP basis excluding certain items.

Gross profit for the quarter was $65.1 million, compared with $66.8 million last year. Foreign currency translation adversely impacted gross profit by $1.5 million.  Overall gross profit per pound for the quarter was 14.2 cents, a 6% increase compared with gross profit per pound of 13.4 cents in the second quarter of fiscal 2011, reflecting improved pricing and product mix. 

Selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expense for the fiscal 2012 second quarter decreased $0.4 million compared with the same period in the prior year. While foreign currency translation favorably impacted SG&A expense by $0.8 million, incentive compensation expense increased by $0.7 million compared with the second quarter of fiscal 2011.

Second-quarter operating income was $16.4 million, a decrease of $1.3 million compared with last year. Foreign currency translation had a negative impact of $0.7 million on operating income.

Year-To-Date Results

Net sales for the six months ended February 29, 2012 increased $9.5 million to $1.013 billion compared with $1.004 billion in the prior year.  Selling price per pound increased 10.4%, which was partially offset by an 8.6% decrease in volume.  Foreign currency translation adversely impacted consolidated net sales by $10.0 million.

For the fiscal 2012 year-to-date results, the Company reported net income of $22.7 million, or $0.77 per diluted share, compared with net income of $16.4 million, or $0.52 per diluted share, for the same period last year.  Excluding the effect of certain items including restructuring-related charges, asset impairments and acquisition-related costs, year-to-date net income was $26.5 million, or $0.90 per diluted share, compared with $22.7 million, or $0.73 per diluted share, a year ago. 

"Traditionally, our second quarter tends to be less profitable than the first quarter due to the holiday season, but beyond that, the first half of fiscal 2012 has been challenging given the economic environment in Europe," said Joseph M. Gingo, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer.  "Despite these factors, our experienced global team has remained focused on successfully maintaining our market leadership position and controlling costs, resulting in improved operating income despite volume declines."  

Europe, Middle East and Africa ("EMEA") — In the fiscal 2012 second quarter, EMEA net sales were $332.6 million, a decrease of 6.7% compared with the prior-year period. The decrease in net sales resulted from 8.8% lower volumes in the second quarter compared with the prior-year period due to the economic climate in Europe. This was partially offset by an increase of 2.3% in price per pound.  Foreign currency translation negatively impacted net sales by $10.5 million.

EMEA gross profit was $40.1 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2012, a decrease of $7.4 million from the prior-year period. This decrease was primarily related to decreases in volume and a decrease of 7.3% in gross profit per pound.  Foreign currency translation negatively impacted EMEA gross profit by $1.2 million.

EMEA operating income for the fiscal 2012 second quarter was $15.3 million, a decrease of $6.4 million compared with the fiscal 2011 second quarter. The decrease in operating income was primarily due to the decrease in gross profit offset by an improvement in selling, general and administrative expense cost control. Foreign currency translation negatively impacted operating income by $0.5 million.

The Americas In the fiscal 2012 second quarter, net sales for the Americas were $129.6 million, a 9.4% increase compared with the prior-year period. The increase in net sales was a result of $4.1 million of incremental fiscal 2012 net sales from acquisitions completed during the prior year and a 15% increase in price per pound.  Price per pound improvement was primarily attributable to higher prices in the specialty powders and masterbatch product families. Volume decreased by 7.3 million pounds in the second quarter of fiscal 2012 compared with the prior period, primarily related to lower volume in the masterbatch product family, which was partially offset by increased volume in the engineered plastics product family. Foreign currency translation negatively impacted net sales by $2.3 million.

Gross profit was $19.6 million for the quarter, an increase of $3.7 million from the comparable period last year. The increases in gross profit and gross profit per pound of 23.5% and 29.2%, respectively, were primarily in the specialty powders and engineered plastics product families. The Company was able to improve margins in light of rising raw material costs by improving product mix and implementing operational efficiencies. The fiscal 2011 acquisitions contributed $0.6 million of incremental fiscal 2012 gross profit. Foreign currency translation negatively impacted gross profit by $0.5 million.

Operating income for the quarter was $5.3 million compared with $3.3 million last year. Operating income increased primarily due to improved gross profit per pound, which was partially offset by an increase in selling, general and administrative expenses. Foreign currency translation negatively impacted operating income by $0.4 million.

Asia Pacific ("APAC") In the fiscal 2012 second quarter, APAC net sales were $33.7 million, an increase of $0.4 million compared with the same prior-year period. Foreign currency translation favorably impacted net sales by $1.1 million. The favorable increase of 14.2% in selling price per pound was partially offset by an 11.3% decrease in volume.

Gross profit for APAC for the three months ended February 29, 2012 was $5.4 million, an increase of $2.1 million compared with last year. The increase in gross profit and gross profit per pound were primarily due to reduced costs resulting from previous restructuring initiatives that have improved the cost structure and a focus on products with higher technical requirements.

APAC operating income for the quarter was $2.5 million compared with $0.4 million last year. The increase in profitability was principally due to the increase in gross profit and a slight decrease in selling, general and administrative expenses.

Liquidity, Cash Flow From Operations and Working Capital

Working capital was 71 days at the end of the fiscal 2012 second quarter, flat with 71 days at the end of the fiscal 2012 first quarter.

At the end of the fiscal 2012 second quarter, the Company's net debt, defined as total debt minus cash and cash equivalents, was $143.6 million compared with $40.4 million at the end of the fiscal year 2011. The change in net debt of $103.2 million during the first six months of fiscal 2012 was primarily the result of using $62.8 million of net cash consideration to acquire Elian SAS, $10.0 million in dividend payments, net share repurchases of $21.2 million and $19.2 million in capital expenditures, offset by cash flow provided by operations of $12.7 million.  Upon completion of the acquisition of Elian, the Company's leverage at February 29, 2012 is 1.14, and net available funds from credit lines and notes is $201.5 million.    

Fiscal 2012 Business Outlook

"We are pleased with our first-half results, which were accomplished under challenging conditions.  With our demonstrated ability to shift to higher-value products and control costs, we expect full-year net income for fiscal 2012 to exceed the levels we posted during fiscal 2011," Gingo said.

"Our experienced management team continues to execute our long-term strategic plan.  Our strong operating profit per pound is the result of our successful restructuring initiatives we have implemented in recent years, as well as the dedication of our associates."

Gingo continued, "Our leverage and availability under our credit facility remain strong, and we expect these metrics to improve as we progress through the year, allowing for a continued focus on our acquisition strategy.  In addition, our strong balance sheet allows us to create further value for our shareholders through potential share appreciation and a prudent return of cash.  Based on these strengths and our confidence in the future cash generation ability of the business, our Board decided to increase our dividend by 11.8% to $0.19 per share on a quarterly basis or $0.76 per share annually, as announced on March 29, 2012.  This increase represents an annual yield of approximately 2.8% and, coupled with our aggressive acquisition strategy, demonstrates our excitement about the future of A. Schulman."

Conference Call on the Web

A live Internet broadcast of A. Schulman's conference call regarding fiscal 2012 second-quarter earnings can be accessed at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time on April 5, 2012, 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.

A. Schulman, Inc. is a leading international supplier of high-performance plastic compounds and resins headquartered in Akron, Ohio. The Company's customers span a wide range of markets such as packaging, consumer products, industrial and automotive, among others.  The Company employs about 3,100 people and has 36 manufacturing facilities globally.  A. Schulman reported net sales of $2.2 billion for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2011.  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. 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 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.

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 or countries where the Company has operations;
  • 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 global automotive 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 for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2011. 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.

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A. SCHULMAN, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS












Three months ended


Six months ended 



February 29,
2012


February 28,
2011


February 29,
2012


February 28,
2011



Unaudited



(In thousands, except per share data)










Net sales


$         495,911


$         508,343


$      1,013,200


$      1,003,726

Cost of sales

431,362


441,731


879,155


868,113

Selling, general and administrative expenses

49,416


49,430


96,831


102,335

Restructuring expense 

1,597


3,385


4,841


3,936

Asset impairment

-


1,800


-


1,800

Curtailment (gain) loss

(209)


-


(209)


-

  Operating income

13,745


11,997


32,582


27,542

Interest expense

2,453


1,642


4,579


2,927

Interest income

(125)


(191)


(357)


(391)

Foreign currency transaction (gains) losses

17


667


516


1,338

Other (income) expense, net

(883)


(433)


(1,053)


(437)

  Income before taxes

12,283


10,312


28,897


24,105

Provision (benefit) for U.S. and foreign income taxes

2,993


3,033


5,644


7,450

  Net income

9,290


7,279


23,253


16,655

Noncontrolling interests

(217)


(138)


(598)


(271)

  Net income attributable to A. Schulman, Inc.

$             9,073


$             7,141


$           22,655


$           16,384










Weighted-average number of shares outstanding:









Basic 

29,374


31,091


29,396


31,212


Diluted

29,651


31,181


29,588


31,245










Earnings per share of common stock attributable to A. Schulman, Inc.:







Basic 

$               0.31


$               0.23


$               0.77


$               0.52


Diluted 

$               0.31


$               0.23


$               0.77


$               0.52










Cash dividends per common share

$             0.170


$             0.155


$             0.340


$             0.310

 

A. SCHULMAN, INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS






February 29, 2012


August 31, 2011


Unaudited

ASSETS

(In thousands)

Current assets:




Cash and cash equivalents 

$                          95,760


$                    155,753

Accounts receivable, less allowance for doubtful accounts of $9,384 at
   February 29, 2012 and $9,475 at August 31, 2011

319,913


347,036

Inventories, average cost or market, whichever is lower

290,293


264,747

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

32,237


34,376

Total current assets

738,203


801,912





Property, plant and equipment, at cost:




Land and improvements

29,845


30,826

Buildings and leasehold improvements

162,136


165,267

Machinery and equipment

380,329


382,828

Furniture and fixtures

40,527


41,860

Construction in progress

18,579


12,967

    Gross property, plant and equipment

631,416


633,748

Accumulated depreciation and investment grants of $688 at February 29, 2012
    and $815 at August 31, 2011

394,734


399,448

 Net property, plant and equipment

236,682


234,300





Other assets:




Deferred charges and other noncurrent assets

37,217


35,947

Goodwill

131,933


91,753

Intangible assets

98,968


76,075

 Total other assets

268,118


203,775

 Total assets

$                     1,243,003


$                 1,239,987





LIABILITIES AND EQUITY




Current liabilities:




Accounts payable

$                        254,707


$                    254,405

U.S. and foreign income taxes payable

5,553


11,072

Accrued payrolls, taxes and related benefits

36,940


44,560

Other accrued liabilities

48,634


50,608

Short-term debt

9,212


11,550

Total current liabilities

355,046


372,195

Long-term debt

230,155


184,598

Pension plans

80,402


84,673

Other long-term liabilities

23,604


24,161

Deferred income taxes

27,348


20,055

    Total liabilities

716,555


685,682





Commitments and contingencies

-


-





Stockholders' equity:




Common stock, $1 par value, authorized - 75,000 shares, issued - 47,928
    shares at February 29, 2012 and 47,816 shares at August 31, 2011

47,928


47,816

Other capital

256,858


254,184

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

27,861


50,007

Retained earnings

553,957


541,256

Treasury stock, at cost, 18,411 shares at February 29, 2012 and 17,207 shares at
   August 31, 2011

(365,935)


(344,759)

Total A. Schulman, Inc.'s stockholders' equity

520,669


548,504

Noncontrolling interests

5,779


5,801

    Total equity 

526,448


554,305

    Total liabilities and equity

$                     1,243,003


$                 1,239,987

 

A. SCHULMAN, INC.








CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS












 Six months ended  





 February 29,
2012 


 February 28,
2011 





 Unaudited 





(In thousands)

Operating:





Net income 

$                    23,253


$                    16,655


Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided 





   from (used in) operating activities:






Depreciation and amortization

18,809


19,703



Deferred tax provision

(4,655)


(1,923)



Pension, postretirement benefits and other deferred compensation

2,984


3,597



Net (gains) losses on asset sales

-


262



Asset impairment

-


1,800



Curtailment (gains) losses

(209)


-


Changes in assets and liabilities, net of acquisitions:






Accounts receivable

17,398


(34,077)



Inventories

(35,107)


(39,331)



Accounts payable

5,301


25,958



Income taxes

(3,716)


3,130



Accrued payrolls and other accrued liabilities

(10,294)


(7,963)



Other assets and long-term liabilities

(1,050)


(4,333)




Net cash provided from (used in) operating activities

12,714


(16,522)








Investing:





Expenditures for property, plant and equipment

(19,170)


(11,060)


Proceeds from the sale of assets

1,072


1,139


Business acquisitions, net of cash acquired

(62,762)


(15,071)



Net cash provided from (used in) investing activities

(80,860)


(24,992)








Financing:





Cash dividends paid

(9,954)


(9,733)


Increase (decrease) in notes payable 

(2,464)


(3,178)


Borrowings on revolving credit facilities

142,980


181,000


Repayments on revolving credit facilities

(92,783)


(141,500)


Repayments on long-term debt

(44)


(26)


Payment of debt issuance costs

-


(2,220)


Cash distributions to noncontrolling interests

(580)


(700)


Common stock issued (redeemed), net

345


(780)


Issuances (purchases) of treasury stock, net

(21,176)


(13,500)



Net cash provided from (used in) financing activities

16,324


9,363

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash

(8,171)


5,747

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

(59,993)


(26,404)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

155,753


122,754

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$                    95,760


$                    96,350


 

A. SCHULMAN, INC.
Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Unaudited



Three months ended February 29, 2012

As Reported


Asset Write-downs


Costs Related to Acquisitions


Restructuring Related


Inventory Step-up


Tax Benefits (Charges)


Before Certain Items


(In thousands, except per share data)

Net sales

$    495,911


$                -


$                 -


$                 -


$              -


$              -


$    495,911

Cost of sales

431,362


-


-


-


(597)


-


430,765

Selling, general and administrative expenses

49,416


-


(656)


-


-


-


48,760

Restructuring expense 

1,597


-


-


(1,597)


-


-


-

Curtailment (gain) loss

(209)


-


-


209


-


-


-

Operating income

13,745


-


656


1,388


597


-


16,386

Interest expense, net

2,328


-


-


-


-


-


2,328

Foreign currency transaction (gains) losses

17


-


-


-


-


-


17

Other (income) expense, net

(883)


-


-


-


-


-


(883)

Income before taxes

12,283


-


656


1,388


597


-


14,924

Provision (benefit) for U.S. and foreign income taxes

2,993


-


41


320


199


(40)


3,513

Net income

9,290


-


615


1,068


398


40


11,411

Noncontrolling interests

(217)


-


-


-


-


-


(217)

Net income (loss) attributable to A. Schulman, Inc.

$        9,073


$                  -


$            615


$          1,068


$          398


$            40


$        11,194















Diluted EPS

$          0.31












$            0.38















Weighted-average number of shares 
outstanding - diluted

29,651












29,651



Three months ended February 28, 2011


As Reported


Asset Write-downs


Costs Related to Acquisitions


Restructuring Related


Inventory Step-up


Tax Benefits (Charges)


Before Certain Items



(In thousands, except per share data)

Net sales


$    508,343


-


$                 -


$                 -


$             -


$              -


$    508,343

Cost of sales


441,731


-


-


-


(162)


-


441,569

Selling, general and administrative expenses


49,430


-


(314)


-


-


-


49,116

Restructuring expense 


3,385


-


-


(3,385)


-


-


-

Asset impairment


1,800


(1,800)


-


-


-


-


-

Operating income


11,997


1,800


314


3,385


162


-


17,658

Interest expense, net


1,451


-


-


-


-


-


1,451

Foreign currency transaction (gains) losses


667


-


-


-


-


-


667

Other (income) expense, net


(433)


-


-


-


-


-


(433)

Income before taxes


10,312


1,800


314


3,385


162


-


15,973

Provision (benefit) for U.S. and foreign income taxes


3,033


-


-


613


58


-


3,704

Net income


7,279


1,800


314


2,772


104


-


12,269

Noncontrolling interests


(138)


-


-


-


-


-


(138)

Net income (loss) attributable to A. Schulman, Inc.


$        7,141


1,800


$            314


$           2,772


$          104


$              -


$      12,131
















Diluted EPS 


$          0.23












$          0.39
















Weighted-average number of shares
outstanding - diluted


31,181












31,181
















 

A. SCHULMAN, INC.
Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Unaudited

Six months ended February 29, 2012


As Reported


Asset Write-downs


Costs Related to Acquisitions


Restructuring Related


Inventory Step-up


Tax Benefits (Charges)


Before Certain Items



(In thousands, except per share data)

Net sales


$  1,013,200


$             -


$                 -


$                 -


$               -


$               -


$  1,013,200

Cost of sales


879,155


-


-


-


(597)


-


878,558

Selling, general and administrative expenses


96,831


-


(874)


-


-


-


95,957

Restructuring expense 


4,841


-


-


(4,841)


-


-


-

Curtailment (gain) losses


(209)


-


-


209


-


-


-

Operating income


32,582


-


874


4,632


597


-


38,685

Interest expense, net


4,222


-


-


-


-


-


4,222

Foreign currency transaction (gains) losses


516


-


-


-


-


-


516

Other (income) expense, net


(1,053)


-


-


-


-


-


(1,053)

Income before taxes


28,897


-


874


4,632


597


-


35,000

Provision (benefit) for U.S. and foreign income taxes


5,644


-


69


1,284


199


707


7,903

Net income


23,253


-


805


3,348


398


(707)


27,097

Noncontrolling interests


(598)


-


-


-


-


-


(598)

Net income (loss) attributable to A. Schulman, Inc.


$      22,655


$                -


$             805


$          3,348


$           398


$          (707)


$      26,499
















Diluted EPS


$          0.77












$          0.90
















Weighted-average number of shares 
 outstanding - diluted


29,588












29,588

 

Six months ended February 28, 2011


As Reported


Asset Write-downs


Costs Related to Acquisitions


Restructuring Related


Inventory Step-up


Tax Benefits (Charges)


Before Certain Items



(In thousands, except per share data)

Net sales


$ 1,003,726


-


$                 -


$                 -


$             -


$             -


$ 1,003,726

Cost of sales


868,113


-


-


-


(283)


-


867,830

Selling, general and administrative expenses


102,335


-


(1,195)


-


-


-


101,140

Restructuring expense 


3,936


-


-


(3,936)


-


-


-

Asset impairment


1,800


(1,800)










-

Operating income


27,542


1,800


1,195


3,936


283


-


34,756

Interest expense, net


2,536


-


-


-


-


-


2,536

Foreign currency transaction (gains) losses


1,338


-


-


-


-


-


1,338

Other (income) expense, net


(437)


-


-


-


-


-


(437)

Income before taxes


24,105


1,800


1,195


3,936


283


-


31,319

Provision (benefit) for U.S. and foreign income taxes


7,450


-


-


729


99


65


8,343

Net income


16,655


1,800


1,195


3,207


184


(65)


22,976

Noncontrolling interests


(271)


-


-


-


-


-


(271)

Net income (loss) attributable to A. Schulman, Inc.


$      16,384


1,800


$          1,195


$          3,207


$          184


$            (65)


$      22,705
















Diluted EPS 


$          0.52












$          0.73
















Weighted-average number of shares
outstanding - diluted


31,245












31,245

A. SCHULMAN, INC. 

SUPPLEMENTAL SEGMENT INFORMATION










Three months ended


Six months ended


February 29,


February 28,


February 29,


February 28,


2012


2011


2012


2011


 Unaudited 


 (In thousands, except for %) 

Pounds sold to unaffiliated customers








EMEA

286,795


314,359


573,092


630,840

Americas

143,209


150,550


283,710


304,130

APAC

28,712


32,353


58,196


66,250

Total pounds sold to unaffiliated customers

458,716


497,262


914,998


1,001,220









Net sales to unaffiliated customers








EMEA

$              332,561


$              356,533


$              685,452


$              703,215

Americas

129,646


118,550


257,626


233,671

APAC

33,704


33,260


70,122


66,840

Total net sales to unaffiliated customers

$              495,911


$              508,343


$           1,013,200


$           1,003,726









Segment gross profit








EMEA

$                40,076


$                47,487


$                84,314


$                95,572

Americas

19,644


15,911


39,523


32,386

APAC

5,426


3,376


10,805


7,938

     Total segment gross profit

65,146


66,774


134,642


135,896

Inventory step-up

(597)


(162)


(597)


(283)

     Total gross profit

$                64,549


$                66,612


$              134,045


$              135,613









Segment operating income








EMEA

$                15,305


$                21,722


$                34,540


$                41,124

Americas

5,343


3,340


11,454


7,199

APAC

2,530


384


5,063


2,192

Total segment operating income

23,178


25,446


51,057


50,515

Corporate and other

(6,792)


(7,788)


(12,372)


(15,759)

Costs related to acquisitions

(656)


(314)


(874)


(1,195)

Restructuring related

(1,597)


(3,385)


(4,841)


(3,936)

Asset write-downs

-


(1,800)


-


(1,800)

Curtailment gain (loss)

209


-


209


-

Inventory step-up

(597)


(162)


(597)


(283)

Operating income

13,745


11,997


32,582


27,542

Interest expense, net

(2,328)


(1,451)


(4,222)


(2,536)

Foreign currency transaction gains (losses)

(17)


(667)


(516)


(1,338)

Other income (expense), net

883


433


1,053


437

Income before taxes

$                12,283


$                10,312


$                28,897


$                24,105









Capacity utilization








EMEA

74%


73%


78%


77%

Americas

67%


62%


65%


63%

APAC

76%


90%


81%


89%

Worldwide

71%


70%


72%


72%

 

A. SCHULMAN, INC. 

Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Financial Measures

EBITDA Excluding Certain Items Reconciliation

Unaudited

(In thousands)












Three months ended


Six months ended



February 29,


February 28,


February 29,


February 28,



2012


2011


2012


2011










Income before taxes


$               12,283


$               10,312


$               28,897


$               24,105










Adjustments (pretax):









Depreciation and amortization


9,745


10,049


18,809


19,703

Interest expense, net


2,328


1,451


4,222


2,536

Costs related to acquisitions


656


314


874


1,195

Restructuring related


1,597


3,385


4,841


3,936

Asset write-downs


-


1,800


-


1,800

Curtailment (gain) loss


(209)


-


(209)


-

Inventory step-up


597


162


597


283

EBITDA excluding certain items


$               26,997


$               27,473


$               58,031


$               53,558

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