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GrafTech Reports Fourth Quarter and Year Ended 2013 Results

Increases Savings Estimates for Previously Announced Rationalization Initiatives

PARMA, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 27, 2014-- GrafTech International Ltd. (NYSE:GTI) today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2013.

2013 Fourth Quarter Review

  • Net sales were $309 million, a decrease of 17 percent, compared to $371 million in the fourth quarter of 2012.
  • GrafTech reported a net loss of $(28) million, or $(0.21) per diluted share, versus net income of $29 million, or $0.21 per diluted share, in the same period of the prior year. Adjusted net income*, which excludes the impact of $33 million (net of tax) of rationalization and related charges and a $9 million (net of tax) pension mark-to-market accounting gain** in the fourth quarter, was a loss of $(4) million, or $(0.03) per diluted share. Adjusted net income* in the fourth quarter of 2012, excluding pension mark-to-market accounting charges, was $34 million, or $0.25 per diluted share.
  • EBITDA* (which excludes the impact of rationalization and related charges and the pension mark-to-market accounting gain) was $33 million as compared to $75 million in the prior year period.

2013 Full Year Review

  • Net sales were $1,167 million, a 7 percent decline compared to $1,248 million in 2012.
    • Industrial Materials segment revenue was $909 million, a decrease of 11 percent compared to 2012.
    • Engineered Solutions segment revenue was $257 million, representing record revenue for the third consecutive year and an increase of 16 percent compared to 2012.
  • GrafTech reported a net loss of $(27) million, or $(0.20) per diluted share, compared to net income of $118 million, or $0.84 per diluted share, in 2012. The 2013 net loss included $47 million (net of tax) of rationalization and related charges and a pension mark-to-market gain** of $9 million (net of tax), while 2012 net income included a pension mark-to-market accounting charge of $6 million (net of tax) and a non-cash discrete tax benefit of $10 million. Excluding these items, 2013 adjusted net income* was $10 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, compared with 2012 adjusted net income* of $113 million, or $0.81 per diluted share.
  • 2013 EBITDA* was $144 million, as compared to $247 million in 2012. The decline was largely driven by lower realized pricing in our Industrial Materials segment.

Joel Hawthorne, Chief Executive Officer of GrafTech, commented, "We faced a number of challenges throughout 2013, primarily in a difficult market environment in our Industrial Materials segment. We are pleased with the progress we made as we navigated through this cyclically low period in our industry. We made several strategic decisions that allowed us to significantly improve our cost structure and enhance our global competitiveness. In our Engineered Solutions segment, we continued to provide innovative graphite solutions, which helped us achieve 16 percent growth and record sales. In response to difficult market conditions, we decreased headcount, froze salaries, and reduced discretionary expenses, working capital and planned capital expenditures. These actions have positioned us well going into 2014."

Summary of Key Actions in 2013

  • Announced global initiatives to significantly improve GrafTech's competitive position to drive operating efficiencies, global competitiveness and shareholder value, primarily in its Industrial Materials segment. These initiatives are now expected to be completed ahead of schedule, resulting in increased savings in 2014.
  • Reduced selling and administrative expense by 18 percent from prior year.
  • Implemented LEAN and procurement initiatives in 2013 expected to generate savings of $20 million or more in 2014.
  • Reduced working capital by $32 million compared to the prior year, primarily driven by decreases in inventory and accounts receivable.
  • Generated net cash provided by operating activities of $117 million versus $101 million in 2012.
  • Lowered capital expenditures by $41 million compared to 2012.

Update on Rationalization and Related Initiatives

It is now estimated that savings in 2014 will be $50 million, up from the previous estimate of $35 million. Thereafter, annualized savings are still expected to be approximately $75 million. In addition, overall costs of the initiatives are estimated to be lower than originally anticipated, down from $105 million to $100 million ($30 million of which is expected to be cash).

The Company now expects these initiatives, along with the completion of the wind-down agreement for third party supply of needle coke, to generate approximately $150 million of working capital improvements, up from the previous estimate of $100 million. Approximately $75 million is expected in 2014, with the remaining $75 million in 2015.

Industrial Materials Segment

The Industrial Materials segment’s net sales were $236 million in the fourth quarter of 2013, as compared to $310 million in the fourth quarter of 2012. The Industrial Materials segment had an operating loss in the fourth quarter of 2013 of $33 million, as compared to operating income of $39 million in the fourth quarter of 2012. Adjusted segment operating income* (which excludes the impact of rationalization and related charges and pension mark-to-market accounting) was $4 million in the fourth quarter of 2013 as compared to $44 million in the fourth quarter of 2012. The reductions in sales and operating income are largely due to lower graphite electrode and needle coke pricing.

Engineered Solutions Segment

Net sales for the Engineered Solutions segment increased 19 percent to $72 million in the fourth quarter of 2013 compared to $61 million in the fourth quarter of 2012. Higher sales in the Company’s advanced consumer electronics product offerings drove the increase.

Operating income for the Engineered Solutions segment was $7 million in the fourth quarter of 2013 versus $3 million in the same period in 2012. Adjusted segment operating income* was $4 million in the fourth quarter of 2013 versus $7 million in the same period in 2012. Despite solid growth in GrafTech’s advanced consumer electronics product line, operating income was negatively impacted by continued weakness in industrial sectors as well as start-up costs associated with added production capabilities to serve growing markets.

Mr. Hawthorne commented, "We’re pleased with our revenue growth in the Engineered Solutions business, which had record sales for both the quarter and for the full year. With 19 percent sales growth in the fourth quarter, we continue to see strong momentum in this segment and are excited about its growth prospects.”

Corporate

Total Company selling and administrative expenses were $24 million for the fourth quarter of 2013 (which included a pension mark-to-market accounting gain of $6 million) as compared to $38 million in the fourth quarter of 2012 (which included a pension mark-to-market accounting charge of $3 million). Excluding the pension mark-to-market accounting items in both periods, the year-over-year decrease was $6 million, or 16 percent, reflecting the aggressive actions that have been taken to reduce overhead expenses in this challenging environment.

Selling and administrative expenses were $111 million in 2013 (including a pension mark-to-market accounting gain of $6 million) compared to $146 million in 2012 (which included a pension mark-to-market accounting charge of $4 million). Excluding the pension mark-to-market accounting items, selling and administrative expenses were reduced in 2013 by $25 million, or 18 percent, to $117 million from $142 million in the prior year.

Research and development expenses were $2 million in the fourth quarter of 2013 (which included a pension mark-to-market accounting gain of $1 million) as compared to $4 million in the fourth quarter of 2012 (which included a pension mark-to-market charge of $1 million). Excluding the pension-related items, research and development expenses were $3 million in the fourth quarter in both 2013 and 2012.

Research and development expenses were $10 million in 2013 (including a pension mark-to-market accounting gain of $1 million) compared to $14 million in 2012 (which included a pension mark-to-market accounting charge of $1 million). Excluding the pension-related items, 2013 research and development expenses were $12 million compared to $13 million in 2012.

Interest expense was $9 million in the fourth quarter of 2013, slightly up from $8 million in the same period of the prior year.

Outlook

The global economic environment appears to be stabilizing and slightly improving. In its January 21, 2014 report, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) noted that global growth picked up in the second half of 2013. Expectations for global GDP growth in 2014 are now 3.7 percent, slightly higher than the IMF’s previous estimate. The IMF also noted that the EU is turning the corner from recession to recovery in 2014.

GrafTech’s global steel customers are generally optimistic about increased growth prospects in 2014. In the U.S., several of them anticipate improvement in non-residential construction, which generally leads to increases in demand in the electric arc furnace markets the Company serves. The steel environment in Europe, which comprises about 30 percent of GrafTech's electrode sales, also appears to be improving. The World Steel Association projects that steel consumption in Europe will increase by over 2 percent in 2014, the first increase in 3 years. On a global basis, the World Steel Association projects steel consumption, excluding China, will grow 3.5 percent year-over-year.

In this environment, electrode demand is expected to moderately improve. In addition, electrode prices are expected to continue to stabilize, with average electrode prices down approximately 8 percent from average prices in 2013. The results of GrafTech's rationalization initiatives are expected to significantly improve the cost structure of the Industrial Materials segment, which will drive improved profitability in 2014 and beyond.

The Company continues to expect strong revenue growth in its Engineered Solutions segment. For 2014, the Company expects revenue growth of approximately 15 to 20 percent primarily driven by its thermal management solutions for the advanced electronics markets and the launch of high temperature furnace system products for solar, LED, and consumer electronics. Average operating income margins are expected to be approximately 10 to 15 percent due to the majority of new product start-up costs having been completed. Operating income margins will be lower in the first quarter due to typical seasonality in its advanced consumer electronics business.

For the total Company, GrafTech is targeting 2014 EBITDA* to be in the range of $150 million to $180 million with the increase over 2013 primarily coming from rationalization and related initiatives, Engineered Solutions segment growth, and LEAN and procurement savings, offset by year-over-year pricing declines in the Industrial Materials segment.

The Company expects the first half EBITDA* to be in the range of $50 million to $65 million. In the second half of 2014, the Company expects improved profitability as a result of realizing the full impact of its rationalization and related initiatives and continued growth in its Engineered Solutions segment. The Company expects EBITDA* for the second half of 2014 to be in the range of $100 million to $115 million.

GrafTech is targeting cash flow from operations to be in the range of $130 million to $160 million, as Industrial Materials' inventory levels are reduced due to the rationalization initiatives and completion of the third party needle coke wind-down agreements.

Capital expenditures are expected to be in the range of $100 million to $110 million. In Industrial Materials, capital expenditures at the midpoint of the guidance range are expected to be $65 million, about $30 million of which will be invested in routine and scheduled maintenance at our needle coke facility. In our Engineered Solutions segment, we plan to invest approximately $40 million, of which over 60 percent will be growth capital to support new product development and commercialization.

In summary, the Company’s expectations for 2014 (excluding the impact of rationalization and related charges) are as follows:

      ($ millions except as noted)
Annual EBITDA*     $150 - $180
First half EBITDA*     $50 - $65
Second half EBITDA*     $100 - $115
Depreciation and amortization expense     ~ $90
Overhead expense (selling and administrative, and research and development expenses)     $125 - $130
Interest expense     ~ $37
Effective tax rate     ~ 40%
   

For operating cash flow and capital expenditures, GrafTech anticipates the following:

 
      ($ millions)
Cash flow from operations    

$130 - $160
(including $30 million of cash rationalization charges)

Capital expenditures     $100 - $110
 

Mr. Hawthorne concluded, “Our team recognized the significant challenges we would face in 2013 and took the right steps to address them and position GrafTech for long-term growth and profitability. Importantly, we have taken meaningful actions to strengthen our low-cost business model in Industrial Materials. We have built an advantaged, backward-integrated, low-cost business model, which positions us well to capitalize when the market environment improves. In Engineered Solutions, our diversification strategy is beginning to pay off by providing a sustainable base against tough steel industry cycles. We have a solid capital structure and will continue to leverage our business model and strategic advantages to drive long-term shareholder value.”

In conjunction with this earnings release, you are invited to listen to our earnings call being held today at 11:00 a.m. Eastern. The call will be webcast and available at www.GrafTech.com, in the investor relations section. The earnings call dial-in number is 877-736-7716 for domestic and 706-501-7465 for international. A rebroadcast webcast will be available following the call, and for 30 days thereafter, at www.GrafTech.com, in the investor relations section. GrafTech also makes its complete financial reports that have been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and other information available at www.GrafTech.com. This includes its annual report on Form 10-K for the period reported. The information in our website is not part of this release or any report we file or furnish to the SEC. Upon request, GrafTech will provide its stockholders with a hard copy of its complete audited financial statement, free of charge.

GrafTech International is a global company that has been redefining limits for more than 125 years. We offer innovative graphite material solutions for our customers in a wide range of industries and end markets, including steel manufacturing, advanced energy applications and latest generation electronics. GrafTech operates 20 principal manufacturing facilities on four continents and sells products in over 70 countries. Headquartered in Parma, Ohio, GrafTech employs approximately 3,000 people. For more information, call 216-676-2000 or visit www.GrafTech.com.

NOTE ON FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS: This news release and related discussions may contain forward-looking statements about such matters as: our outlook for 2014; future or targeted operational and financial performance; growth prospects and rates; the markets we serve; future or targeted profitability, cash flow, liquidity, sales, costs and expenses, tax rates, cost management, working capital, inventory management, debt levels, capital expenditures, EBITDA, and business opportunities and positioning; strategic plans; stock repurchase plans; supply chain management; rationalization and related initiatives and activities; the impact of rationalization, cost competitiveness and liquidity initiatives; expected or targeted changes in production capacity or levels, operating rates or efficiency in our operations or our competitors' or customers' operations; future prices and demand for our products and changes therein; product quality; diversification, new products, and product improvements and their impact on our business; the integration or impact of acquired businesses; investments and acquisitions that we may make in the future; possible financing (including factoring and supply chain financing) activities; our customers' operations and demand for their products; our position in markets we serve; regional and global economic and industry market conditions and changes therein, including our expectations concerning their impact on us and our customers and suppliers; conditions and changes in the global financial and credit markets; tax rates and the effects of jurisdictional mix; the impact of accounting changes; and currency exchange and interest rates and changes therein.

We have no duty to update these statements. Our expectations and targets are not predictions of actual performance and historically our performance has deviated, often significantly, from our expectations and targets. Actual future events, circumstances, performance and trends could differ materially, positively or negatively, due to various factors, including: adjustments to our announced 2013 fourth quarter and full year results; actual timing of the filing of our Form 10-K with the SEC and potential effects of delays in such filing; failure to achieve EBITDA or other estimates; actual outcome of uncertainties associated with assumptions and estimates used when applying critical accounting policies and preparing financial statements; failure to successfully develop and commercialize new or improved products; adverse changes in inventory or supply chain management; limitations or delays on capital expenditures; business interruptions including those caused by weather, natural disaster, or other causes; delays or changes in, or non-consummation of proposed investments or acquisitions; failure to successfully integrate or achieve expected synergies, performance or returns expected from any completed investments or acquisitions; inability to protect our intellectual property rights or infringement of intellectual property rights of others; changes in market prices of our securities; changes in our ability to obtain financing on acceptable terms; adverse changes in labor relations; adverse developments in legal proceedings or investigations; non-realization of anticipated benefits from, or variances in the cost or timing of, organizational changes, rationalizations and restructurings; loss of market share or sales due to rationalization or pricing activities; negative developments relating to health, safety or environmental compliance or remediation or liabilities; downturns, production reductions or suspensions, or other changes in steel, electronics and other markets we or our customers serve; customer or supplier bankruptcy or insolvency events; political unrest which adversely impacts us or our customers' businesses; declines in demand; intensified competition and price or margin decreases; graphite electrode and needle coke manufacturing capacity increases; fluctuating market prices for our products, including adverse differences between actual graphite electrode prices and spot or announced prices; consolidation of steel producers; mismatches between manufacturing capacity and demand; significant changes in our provision for income taxes and effective income tax rate; changes in the availability or cost of key inputs, including petroleum-based coke or energy; changes in interest or currency exchange rates; inflation or deflation; failure to satisfy conditions to government grants; continuing uncertainty over U.S. fiscal policy or condition; continuation of the European debt crisis; changes in government fiscal and monetary policy; a protracted regional or global financial or economic crisis; and other risks and uncertainties, including those detailed in our SEC filings, as well as future decisions by us. This news release does not constitute an offer or solicitation as to any securities. References to street or analyst earnings estimates mean those published by First Call.

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* Non-GAAP financial measures. See attached reconciliations.
** Represents mark-to-market accounting treatment of pension and other post-retirement expense. This adjustment does not remove the ongoing pension and other post-retirement expense (service cost, interest cost, expected return on plan assets, etc.) of approximately $4 million in 2012 and 2013.

     
 
GRAFTECH INTERNATIONAL LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Dollars in thousands, except share data)

(Unaudited)

 

As of
December 31,
2012

As of
December 31,
2013

ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 17,317 $ 11,888
Accounts and notes receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $7,573 as of December 31, 2012 and $6,718 as of December 31, 2013 236,429 199,566
Inventories 513,065 490,414
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 56,190   73,790  
Total current assets 823,001   775,658  
Property, plant and equipment 1,532,359 1,588,880
Less: accumulated depreciation 698,452   767,895  
Net property, plant and equipment 833,907 820,985
Deferred income taxes 6,157 10,334
Goodwill 498,261 496,810
Other assets 136,589   114,061  
Total assets $ 2,297,915   $ 2,217,848  
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 128,120 $ 115,212
Short-term debt 8,426 1,161
Accrued income and other taxes 30,923 30,687
Rationalizations 18,421
Supply chain financing liability 26,962 9,455
Other accrued liabilities 50,953   40,939  
Total current liabilities 245,384   215,875  
 
Long-term debt 535,709 541,593
Other long-term obligations 125,005 97,947
Deferred income taxes 41,966 41,684
 
Stockholders’ equity:
Preferred stock, par value $.01, 10,000,000 shares authorized, none issued

Common stock, par value $.01, 225,000,000 shares authorized, 150,869,227 shares issued as of December 31, 2012 and 151,929,565 shares issued as of December 31, 2013

1,509 1,519
Additional paid – in capital 1,812,592 1,820,451
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (280,678 ) (292,624 )
Retained earnings 66,884 39,625

Less: cost of common stock held in treasury, 16,418,710 shares as of December 31, 2012 and 16,341,311 shares as of December 31, 2013

(249,487 ) (247,190 )

Less: common stock held in employee benefit and compensation trusts, 76,095 shares as of December 31, 2012 and 87,206 shares as of December 31, 2013

(969 ) (1,032 )
Total stockholders’ equity 1,349,851   1,320,749  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 2,297,915   $ 2,217,848  
 
     
GRAFTECH INTERNATIONAL LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

 
For the Three Months Ended For the Twelve Months Ended
December 31, December 31,
2012   2013 2012   2013
 
Net sales $ 370,999 $ 308,502 $ 1,248,264 $ 1,166,674
Cost of sales 286,489   303,551   932,460   1,027,608  
Gross profit 84,510 4,951 315,804 139,066
Research and development 3,877 1,563 13,796 10,437
Selling and administrative expenses 38,312 23,543 145,540 111,043
Rationalizations   5,563     20,156  
Operating income (loss) 42,321 (25,718 ) 156,468 (2,570 )
 
Other expense (income), net 371 945 (1,005 ) 1,698
Interest expense 7,514 8,984 23,247 36,037
Interest income (83 ) (41 ) (261 ) (203 )
Income (loss) before provision for income taxes 34,519 (35,606 ) 134,487 (40,102 )
 
Provision (benefit) for income taxes 5,880   (7,385 ) 16,846   (12,843 )
Net income (loss) $ 28,639   $ (28,221 ) $ 117,641   $ (27,259 )
 
Basic income (loss) per common share:
Net income (loss) per share $ 0.21   $ (0.21 ) $ 0.85   $ (0.20 )
Weighted average common shares outstanding 134,351

135,422

138,552 135,067
 
Diluted income (loss) per common share:
Net income (loss) per share $ 0.21   $ (0.21 ) $ 0.84   $ (0.20 )
Weighted average common shares outstanding 135,437

135,890

139,700 135,415
 
     
GRAFTECH INTERNATIONAL LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Dollars in thousands)

(Unaudited)

 

For the Three Months Ended
December 31,

For the Twelve Months Ended
December 31,

2012   2013 2012   2013
Cash flow from operating activities:
Net income (loss) $ 28,639 $ (28,221 ) $ 117,641 $ (27,259 )
Adjustments to reconcile net income to cash provided by
operations:
Depreciation and amortization 23,428 51,627 81,660 123,397
Rationalization related fixed asset write offs 8,010 8,010
Deferred income tax benefit 6,224 (19,806 ) 8,130 (22,369 )
Post-retirement and pension plan changes 9,712 (14,012 ) 13,349 (10,544 )
Currency impact (158 ) 641 (3,509 ) 560
Stock-based compensation 1,505 2,097 9,601 8,035
Interest expense 3,279 3,593 12,500 14,052
Insurance recoveries 4,007
Other charges, net (3,099 ) 3,505 (16,492 ) 6,602
Decrease (increase) in working capital* 22,141 52,383 (106,220 ) 31,980
Increase in long-term assets and liabilities (3,877 ) (8,158 ) (19,267 ) (15,627 )
Net cash provided by operating activities 87,794 51,659 101,400 116,837
Cash flow from investing activities:
Capital expenditures (34,901 ) (23,646 ) (127,728 ) (86,344 )
Insurance recoveries 1,500 1,500
Proceeds from derivative instruments 765 (738 ) 7,572 114
Other 73   (1,404 ) 194   929  
Net cash used in investing activities (34,063 ) (24,288 ) (119,962 ) (83,801 )
Cash flow from financing activities:
Short-term debt borrowings (reductions), net 8,251 (3,183 ) (5,738 ) (7,265 )
Revolving Facility borrowings 82,000 32,000 425,000 166,000
Revolving Facility reductions (442,500 ) (53,000 ) (587,500 ) (171,500 )
Proceeds from long-term debt 300,000 300,000
Principal payments on long-term debt (43 ) (36 ) (225 ) (225 )
Supply chain financing 752 (3,086 ) (2,967 ) (17,508 )
Proceeds from exercise of stock options 65 273 157 448
Purchase of treasury shares (389 ) (981 ) (103,445 ) (1,825 )
Refinancing fees and debt issuance costs (6,385 ) (39 ) (6,385 ) (560 )
Other 5,757   1,475   5,215   (5,210 )
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities (52,492 ) (26,577 ) 24,112 (37,645 )
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 1,239 794 5,550 (4,609 )
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents (115 ) (376 ) (662 ) (820 )
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 16,193   11,470   12,249   17,317  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 17,317   $ 11,888   $ 17,137   $ 11,888  
 
* Net change in working capital due to the following components:
(Increase) decrease in current assets:
Accounts and notes receivable, net $ (31,177 ) $ 6,395 $ (5,563 ) $ 37,366
Inventories 28,995 26,305 (67,314 ) 14,324
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 934 10,840 (2,281 ) (209 )
Increase (decrease) in accounts payables and accruals 21,614 9,343 (32,759 ) (38,198 )
Rationalizations 4,292 18,421
Increase in interest payable 1,775   (4,792 ) 1,697   276  
Decrease (increase) in working capital $ 22,141   $ 52,383   $ (106,220 ) $ 31,980  
 
 

GRAFTECH INTERNATIONAL LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES

SEGMENT DATA SUMMARY AND RECONCILIATION

(Dollars in thousands)

(Unaudited)

 
   

For the Three Months Ended
December 31,

 

For the Twelve Months Ended
December 31,

2012   2013 2012   2013
Net sales:
Industrial Materials $ 310,110 $ 236,054 $ 1,025,571 $ 909,448
Engineered Solutions 60,889   72,448   222,693   257,226  
Total net sales $ 370,999   $ 308,502   $ 1,248,264   $ 1,166,674  
 
Segment operating income:
Industrial Materials 39,165 (33,115 ) 143,268 (22,452 )
Engineered Solutions 3,156   7,397   13,200   19,882  
Total segment operating income $ 42,321   $ (25,718 ) $ 156,468   $ (2,570 )
 
Reconciling Items:
Rationalizations
Industrial Materials 5,043 19,389
Engineered Solutions 519 767
Rationalization related
Industrial Materials 39,421 42,376
Engineered Solutions 3,171 3,171
Mark to Market Pension Adjustment
Industrial Materials 5,099 (7,762 ) 5,099 (7,762 )
Engineered Solutions 3,768 (6,597 ) 3,768 (6,597 )
 
Segment adjusted operating income:
Industrial Materials 44,264 3,587 148,367 31,551
Engineered Solutions 6,924   4,490   16,968   17,223  
Total adjusted segment operating income $ 51,188   $ 8,077   $ 165,335   $ 48,774  
 
Adjusted operating income margin:
Industrial Materials 14.3 % 1.5 % 14.5 % 3.5 %
Engineered Solutions 11.4 % 6.2 % 7.6 % 6.7 %
Total adjusted operating income margin 13.8 % 2.6 % 13.2 % 4.2 %
 

NOTE ON RECONCILIATION OF OPERATING INCOME DATA: Adjusted segment operating income is a non-GAAP financial measure that GrafTech calculates according to the schedule above, using GAAP amounts from the Consolidated Financial Statements. GrafTech believes that the excluded items are not primarily related to core operational activities. GrafTech believes that adjusted segment operating income is generally viewed as providing useful information regarding a segment's operating profitability. Management uses adjusted segment operating income as well as other financial measures in connection with its decision-making activities. Adjusted segment operating income should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for segment operating income or other consolidated income data prepared in accordance with GAAP. GrafTech's method for calculating adjusted segment operating income may not be comparable to methods used by other companies.

   
 
GRAFTECH INTERNATIONAL LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES
RECONCILIATION OF OTHER NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

(Dollars in thousands)

(Unaudited)

 

EBITDA Reconciliation

     

For the Three
Months Ended
December 31,

For the Twelve
Months Ended
December 31,

First Half Target Full Year Target
2012   2013 2012   2013 2014 2014
 
EBITDA $ 74,617 $ 32,582 $ 246,996 $ 143,844 $50,000 - $65,000 $150,000 - $180,000

Adjustments

Depreciation and amortization

(23,428 ) (24,504 ) (81,660 ) (95,071 ) $(45,000) $(90,000)

Rationalization related depreciation

(27,123 ) (28,326 ) (21,000) (28,000)
Rationalizations (5,563 ) (20,156 )

Rationalizations - other related charges

(15,469 ) (17,220 ) (6,000) (6,000)

Mark to market adjustment

(8,868 ) 14,359   (8,868 ) 14,359  

Operating income

42,321 (25,718 ) 156,468 (2,570 ) (22,000) - (7,000) 26,000 - 56,000
Other (expense) income, net (371 ) (945 ) 1,005 (1,698 ) (1,500) (3,000)
Interest expense (7,514 ) (8,984 ) (23,247 ) (36,037 ) (18,500) (37,000)
Interest income 83 41 261 203
Income taxes (5,880 ) 7,385   (16,846 ) 12,843   25,000 - 16,000 8,000 - (10,000)
Net income $ 28,639   $ (28,221 ) $ 117,641   $ (27,259 ) $(17,000) - $(11,000) $(6,000) - $6,000
 

NOTE ON EBITDA RECONCILIATION: EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure that GrafTech currently calculates according to the schedule above, using historical or estimated target GAAP amounts as indicated above. GrafTech believes that EBITDA measures are generally accepted as providing useful information regarding a company’s ability to incur and service debt as well as productivity and cash generation. Management uses EBITDA measures as well as other financial measures in connection with its decision-making activities. EBITDA measures should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for net income (loss), cash flows from operations or other consolidated income or cash flow data prepared in accordance with GAAP. GrafTech’s method for calculating EBITDA measures may not be comparable to methods used by other companies and is not the same as the method for calculating EBITDA measures under its senior secured revolving credit facility or other debt instruments.

       
 
GRAFTECH INTERNATIONAL LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES
RECONCILIATION OF OTHER NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

(Dollars in thousands)

(Unaudited)

 

Adjusted Net Income and Earnings Per Share Reconciliation

 

For the Three Months Ended
December 31, 2012

For the Three Months Ended
December 31, 2013

Income (Loss) EPS Income (Loss) EPS
Total Company
Net income $ 28,639 $ 0.21 $ (28,221 ) $ (0.21 )
Rationalizations, net 3,238 0.02
Rationalization related, net 29,998 0.23
Mark to market pension adjustment 5,794   0.04   (9,094 ) (0.07 )
Adjusted net income $ 34,433   $ 0.25   $ (4,079 ) $ (0.03 )
 
 

For the Twelve Months Ended
December 31, 2012

For the Twelve Months Ended
December 31, 2013

Income (Loss) EPS Income (Loss) EPS
Total Company
Net income $ 117,641 $ 0.84 $ (27,259 ) $ (0.20 )
Rationalizations, net 13,945 0.10
Rationalization related, net 32,659 0.25
Non-cash discrete tax benefit (10,475 ) (0.07 )
Mark to market pension adjustment 5,794   0.04   (9,094 ) (0.07 )
Adjusted net income $ 112,960   $ 0.81   $ 10,251   $ 0.08  
 

NOTE ON RECONCILIATION OF EARNINGS DATA: Adjusted net income and adjusted earnings per share are non-GAAP financial measures that GrafTech calculates according to the schedule above, using historical GAAP amounts. GrafTech believes that the excluded items are not primarily related to core operational activities. GrafTech believes that adjusted net income and adjusted earnings per share are generally viewed as providing useful information regarding a company's operating profitability. Management uses adjusted net income and adjusted earnings per share as well as other financial measures in connection with its decision-making activities. Adjusted net income and adjusted earnings per share should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for net income or other consolidated income data prepared in accordance with GAAP. GrafTech's method for calculating adjusted net income and adjusted earnings per share may not be comparable to methods used by other companies.

 
 
GRAFTECH INTERNATIONAL LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES
RECONCILIATION OF OTHER NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

(Dollars in thousands)

(Unaudited)

 

Net Debt Reconciliation

 
 

As of
December 31,
2012

 

As of
December 31,
2013

 
Long-term debt $ 535,709 $ 541,593
Short-term debt 8,426 1,161
Supply chain financing 26,962   9,455
Total debt 571,097 552,209
Less:
Cash and cash equivalents 17,317   11,888
Net Debt $ 553,780   $ 540,321
 

NOTE ON NET DEBT RECONCILIATION: Net debt is a non-GAAP financial measure that GrafTech calculates according to the schedule above, using GAAP amounts from the Consolidated Financial Statements. GrafTech believes that net debt is generally accepted as providing useful information regarding a company’s indebtedness and that net debt provides meaningful information to investors to assist them to analyze leverage. Management uses net debt as well as other financial measures in connection with its decision-making activities. Net debt should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for total debt or total debt and other long-term obligations calculated in accordance with GAAP. GrafTech’s method for calculating net debt may not be comparable to methods used by other companies and is not the same as the method for calculating net debt under its senior secured revolving credit facility or other debt instruments.

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Source: GrafTech International Ltd.

GrafTech International Ltd.
Quinn Coburn, Vice President, Finance, 216-676-2000