Form 8-K NEWMARKET CORP For: Apr 27

April 27, 2022 5:15 PM EDT

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NewMarket Corporation Reports First Quarter 2022 Results
Net Income of $59.3 Million and Earnings Per Share of $5.75
Petroleum Additives Operating Profit of $86.9 Million
Focus Remains on Margin Recovery and Cost Control
Richmond, VA, April 27, 2022 – NewMarket Corporation (NYSE:NEU) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Thomas E. Gottwald, released the following earnings report of the Company’s operations for the first quarter of 2022.
Net income for the first quarter of 2022 was $59.3 million, or $5.75 per share, compared to net income of $69.7 million, or $6.38 per share, for the first quarter of 2021.
Sales for the petroleum additives segment for the first quarter of 2022 were $660.3 million, up from $564.9 million in the first quarter of 2021. The increase was due mainly to higher selling prices and shipments, partially offset by changes in foreign currency rates. Petroleum additives operating profit for the first quarter of 2022 was $86.9 million, compared to $94.1 million for the same period last year. The decrease was mainly due to higher raw material and operating costs, partially offset by increased selling prices and shipments. Shipments increased 2.3% between periods, with increases in both lubricant additives and fuel additives shipments across all regions except Asia Pacific, which reported decreases in both lubricant additives and fuel additives shipments.
While our first quarter operating margin was 13.2%, we are still being challenged by increasing raw material and operating costs. In addition, worldwide supply chain disruptions continue to negatively impact our business. Margin recovery and cost control will continue to be priorities throughout 2022 so that we will return to our historical profit margin range. We will also be working hard to resolve continuing supply chain issues to meet our customers’ growing needs, and we expect to see improvement in the supply chain and in our performance as the year unfolds.
During the quarter, we paid dividends of $21.6 million, repurchased 115,796 shares of our common stock for a total of $37.3 million, and funded capital expenditures of $12.6 million. We also received $372.8 million in proceeds from the sale of our marketable securities and repaid our $350 million 4.10% senior notes that were due in December 2022.
We expect continued strength in our petroleum additives sales and shipments. Our views toward the fundamentals of our industry remain unchanged with the petroleum additives market growing at 1% to 2% for the foreseeable future, and we expect to exceed that growth rate.
We continue to make decisions to promote long-term value for our shareholders and customers, and we remain focused on our long-term objectives. This is evidenced by our ongoing investments in supply capability and our technology- driven initiatives. We believe the fundamentals of how we run our business - a long-term view, safety-first culture, customer-focused solutions, technology-driven product offerings, and world-class supply chain capability - will continue to be beneficial for all our stakeholders.

Thomas E. Gottwald

The petroleum additives segment consists of the North America (the United States and Canada), Latin America (Mexico, Central America, and South America), Asia Pacific, and Europe/Middle East/Africa/India (Europe or EMEAI) regions.
The Company has disclosed the non-GAAP financial measure EBITDA and the related calculation in the schedules included with this earnings release. EBITDA is defined as income from continuing operations before the deduction of interest and financing expenses, income taxes, depreciation (on property, plant and equipment) and amortization (on intangibles and lease right-of-use assets). The Company believes that even though this item is not required by or

presented in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), this additional measure enhances understanding of the Company’s performance and period to period comparability. The Company believes that this item should not be considered an alternative to net income determined under GAAP.
As a reminder, a conference call and Internet webcast is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday, April 28, 2022 to review first quarter 2022 financial results. You can access the conference call live by dialing 1-888-506-0062 (domestic) or 1-973-528-0011 (international) and requesting the NewMarket conference call. To avoid delays, callers should dial in five minutes early. A teleconference replay of the call will be available until May 5, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. EDT by dialing 1-877-481-4010 (domestic) or 1-919-882-2331 (international). The replay passcode number is 45178. The call will also be broadcast via the Internet and can be accessed through the Company’s website at or A webcast replay will be available for 30 days.
NewMarket Corporation, through its subsidiaries Afton Chemical Corporation and Ethyl Corporation, develops, manufactures, blends, and delivers chemical additives that enhance the performance of petroleum products. From custom-formulated additive packages to market-general additives, the NewMarket family of companies provides the world with the technology to make engines run smoother, machines last longer, and fuels burn cleaner.
Some of the information contained in this press release constitutes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Although NewMarket’s management believes its expectations are based on reasonable assumptions within the bounds of its knowledge of its business and operations, there can be no assurance that actual results will not differ materially from expectations.
Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations include, but are not limited to, the availability of raw materials and distribution systems; disruptions at production facilities, including single-sourced facilities; hazards common to chemical businesses; the ability to respond effectively to technological changes in our industry; failure to protect our intellectual property rights; sudden, sharp or prolonged raw material price increases; competition from other manufacturers; current and future governmental regulations; the gain or loss of significant customers; failure to attract and retain a highly-qualified workforce; an information technology system failure or security breach; the occurrence or threat of extraordinary events, including natural disasters; terrorist attacks, wars and health-related epidemics such as the COVID-19 pandemic; risks related to operating outside of the United States; political, economic, and regulatory factors concerning our products; the impact of substantial indebtedness on our operational and financial flexibility; the impact of fluctuations in foreign exchange rates; resolution of environmental liabilities or legal proceedings; limitation of our insurance coverage; our inability to realize expected benefits from investment in our infrastructure or from future acquisitions, or our inability to successfully integrate future acquisitions into our business; the underperformance of our pension assets resulting in additional cash contributions to our pension plans; and other factors detailed from time to time in the reports that NewMarket files with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the risk factors in Item 1A. “Risk Factors” of our 2021 Annual Report on Form 10-K, which is available to shareholders upon request.
You should keep in mind that any forward-looking statement made by NewMarket in the foregoing discussion speaks only as of the date on which such forward-looking statement is made. New risks and uncertainties arise from time to time, and it is impossible for us to predict these events or how they may affect the Company. We have no duty to, and do not intend to, update or revise the forward-looking statements in this discussion after the date hereof, except as may be required by law. In light of these risks and uncertainties, you should keep in mind that the events described in any forward-looking statement made in this discussion, or elsewhere, might not occur.
Brian D. Paliotti
Investor Relations
Phone: 804.788.5555
Fax: 804.788.5688

(In thousands, except per-share amounts, unaudited)
Three Months Ended
March 31,
Petroleum additives$660,304 $564,898 
All other 2,248 1,717 
Total$662,552 $566,615 
Segment operating profit:
Petroleum additives$86,922 $94,071 
All other 98 (664)
Segment operating profit87,020 93,407 
Corporate unallocated expense(3,890)(4,312)
Interest and financing expenses(9,406)(6,343)
Loss on early extinguishment of debt(7,545)
Other income (expense), net7,328 6,618 
Income before income tax expense$73,507 $89,370 
Net income$59,318 $69,712 
Earnings per share - basic and diluted$5.75 $6.38 

(In thousands, except per-share amounts, unaudited)
Three Months Ended
March 31,
Net sales$662,552 $566,615 
Cost of goods sold507,389 404,862 
Gross profit155,163 161,753 
Selling, general, and administrative expenses35,622 36,915 
Research, development, and testing expenses36,251 36,337 
Operating profit83,290 88,501 
Interest and financing expenses, net9,406 6,343 
Loss on early extinguishment of debt7,545 
Other income (expense), net7,168 7,212 
Income before income tax expense73,507 89,370 
Income tax expense14,189 19,658 
Net income$59,318 $69,712 
Earnings per share - basic and diluted$5.75 $6.38 
Cash dividends declared per share$2.10 $1.90 

(In thousands, except share amounts, unaudited)
March 31,
December 31,
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents$84,550 $83,304 
Marketable securities375,918 
Trade and other accounts receivable, less allowance for credit losses
464,510 391,779 
Inventories524,091 498,539 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets41,183 38,633 
Total current assets1,114,334 1,388,173 
Property, plant, and equipment, net671,327 676,770 
Intangibles (net of amortization) and goodwill127,356 127,752 
Prepaid pension cost245,751 242,604 
Operating lease right-of-use assets69,294 68,402 
Deferred charges and other assets53,491 54,735 
Total assets$2,281,553 $2,558,436 
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable$290,846 $246,097 
Accrued expenses73,401 85,103 
Dividends payable16,418 16,648 
Income taxes payable7,781 4,442 
  Operating lease liabilities 16,174 15,709 
Current portion of long-term debt349,434 
Other current liabilities7,079 7,654 
Total current liabilities411,699 725,087 
Long-term debt841,074 789,853 
Operating lease liabilities - noncurrent53,096 52,591 
Other noncurrent liabilities215,594 228,776 
Total liabilities1,521,463 1,796,307 
Shareholders' equity:
Common stock and paid-in capital (with no par value; issued and outstanding shares - 10,254,703 at March 31, 2022 and 10,362,722 at December 31, 2021)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss(85,270)(82,227)
Retained earnings845,360 844,356 
Total shareholders' equity760,090 762,129 
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity$2,281,553 $2,558,436 

(In thousands, unaudited)
Three Months Ended
March 31,
Net income$59,318 $69,712 
Depreciation and amortization21,072 20,631 
Loss on early extinguishment of debt7,545 
Loss on marketable securities2,977 
Cash pension and postretirement contributions(2,099)(2,577)
Working capital changes(66,987)(41,421)
Deferred income tax (benefit) expense(12,135)2,455 
Purchases of marketable securities(787)
Proceeds from sales and maturities of marketable securities372,846 
Capital expenditures(12,612)(20,524)
Redemption of 4.10% senior notes(350,000)
Issuance of 2.70% senior notes395,052 
Cash costs of 4.10% senior notes redemption(7,099)
Debt issuance costs(2,932)
Net borrowings under revolving credit facility51,000 
Repurchases of common stock(37,347)
Dividends paid(21,570)(20,763)
All other(2,876)(2,400)
Increase in cash and cash equivalents$1,246 $397,233 

(In thousands, unaudited)
Three Months Ended
March 31,
Net Income$59,318 $69,712 
Interest and financing expenses, net9,406 6,343 
Income tax expense14,189 19,658 
Depreciation and amortization20,604 20,324 
EBITDA$103,517 $116,037 

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