Advansix Inc. (ASIX) SEC Filing 8-K Material Event for the period ending Friday, August 5, 2022

Advansix Inc.

CIK: 1673985 Ticker: ASIX

Exhibit 99.1
News Release


Sales of $584 million, up 33% versus prior year
Earnings Per Share of $2.23; Adjusted Earnings Per Share of $2.30, up 40% versus prior year
Cash Flow from Operations of $96 million, up 85% versus prior year
Announced 16% increase in quarterly dividend to $0.145 per share

Parsippany, N.J., August 5, 2022 - AdvanSix (NYSE: ASIX) today announced its financial results for the second quarter ending June 30, 2022. Overall, the Company generated robust quarterly sales, earnings and cash flow.
Second Quarter 2022 Summary
Sales up approximately 33% versus prior year driven by 26% favorable impact of market-based pricing, 6% higher raw material pass-through pricing, and 5% contribution from acquisitions, partially offset by 4% lower volume
Net Income of $65.2 million, an increase of $21.0 million versus the prior year
Adjusted EBITDA of $105.4 million, an increase of $25.7 million versus the prior year
Cash Flow from Operations of $95.9 million, an increase of $43.9 million versus the prior year
Capital Expenditures of $17.8 million, an increase of $7.5 million versus the prior year
Free Cash Flow of $78.1 million, an increase of $36.5 million versus the prior year
Repurchased 87,251 shares for approximately $3 million

“Our robust second quarter results, featuring top and bottom line growth sequentially and year-over-year, reflect the continued strength and advantage of our business model and diverse product portfolio," said Erin Kane, president and CEO of AdvanSix. "In the quarter, strong commercial performance to meet customer demand more than offset higher inflation as well as lower sales volume primarily due to unfavorable weather conditions driving a reduction of in-season fertilizer demand. Our healthy cash flow performance reflects the quality of our earnings while supporting continued reinvestment in the business and return of cash to shareholders including opportunistic share repurchases and a 16 percent increase in our quarterly cash dividend. Our integration of U.S. Amines is progressing very well as expected, adding additional value to our portfolio."


Summary second quarter 2022 financial results for the Company are included below:
($ in Thousands, Except Earnings Per Share)
2Q 20222Q 2021
Net Income65,15744,131
Diluted Earnings Per Share$2.23$1.53
Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share (1)
Adjusted EBITDA (1)
Adjusted EBITDA Margin % (1)
Cash Flow from Operations95,89151,945
Free Cash Flow (1)(2)
(1) See “Non-GAAP Measures” included in this press release for non-GAAP reconciliations
(2) Net cash provided by operating activities less capital expenditures

Sales of $583.7 million in the quarter increased approximately 33% versus the prior year. Market-based pricing was favorable by 26% compared to the prior year driven by strong commercial execution to capture higher pricing across our ammonium sulfate and nylon product lines, partially offset by lower pricing in chemical intermediates, primarily acetone. Raw material pass-through pricing was favorable by 6% following a net cost increase in benzene and propylene (inputs to cumene which is a key feedstock to our products). The acquisition of U.S. Amines contributed approximately 5% to sales in the quarter. Sales volume decreased approximately 4% driven primarily by unfavorable weather conditions driving a reduction of in-season fertilizer demand, and lower production output compared to the prior year.

Sales by product line and approximate percentage of total sales are included below:
($ in Thousands)2Q 20222Q 2021
Sales % of TotalSales% of Total
Nylon$132,105 23%$111,710 25%
Caprolactam87,169 15%81,792 19%
Chemical Intermediates158,611 27%144,201 33%
Ammonium Sulfate205,851 35%99,979 23%
$583,736 100%$437,682 100%

Adjusted EBITDA of $105.4 million in the quarter increased $25.7 million versus the prior year primarily due to higher market-based pricing, net of increased raw material costs, particularly natural gas and sulfur, partially offset by lower sales volume, inflation, and higher utilities cost driven by natural gas prices.

Adjusted earnings per share of $2.30 increased $0.66 versus the prior year driven primarily by the factors discussed above.


Cash flow from operations of $95.9 million in the quarter increased $43.9 million versus the prior year primarily due to higher net income and the favorable impact of changes in working capital. Capital expenditures of $17.8 million in the quarter increased $7.5 million versus the prior year.

The Company's Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.145 per share on the Company's common stock. This represents a 16% increase from the previous quarter's dividend. The dividend is payable on August 30, 2022 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on August 16, 2022.

Targeting significant earnings growth in 2022 supported by strength of our integrated business model and diverse end market exposure
Expect continued healthy North America demand for nylon and chemical intermediates
Expect favorable underlying agriculture industry fundamentals to continue; North America ammonium sulfate seasonality expected to drive 3Q22 higher export mix sequentially
Successful integration of U.S. Amines expected to deliver year one earnings accretion
Continue to expect Capital Expenditures to be $95 to $105 million in 2022
Continue to expect pre-tax income impact of planned plant turnarounds to be approximately $32 to $37 million in 2022

"Looking forward, we expect continued healthy North America demand for nylon and chemical intermediates as well as favorable agriculture, nitrogen and sulfur fertilizer industry fundamentals particularly into next year's planting season. While the macro environment continues to be dynamic, we have substantially increased the earnings power of this business. We are well-positioned to fuel future earnings and cash flow performance with continued contributions from high-return growth and cost savings projects, an improved portfolio mix with over $200 million in sales from differentiated products, and strong and disciplined capital deployment. Our core strategies continue to support expectations for AdvanSix's long-term, sustainable performance,” concluded Kane.

Conference Call Information
AdvanSix will discuss its results during its investor conference call today starting at 9:00 a.m. ET. To participate on the conference call, dial (844) 855-9494 (domestic) or (412) 858-4602 (international) approximately 10 minutes before the 9:00 a.m. ET start, and tell the operator that you are dialing in for AdvanSix’s second quarter 2022 earnings call. The live webcast of the investor call as well as related presentation materials can be accessed at Investors can hear a replay of the conference call from 12 noon ET on August 5 until 12 noon ET on August 12 by dialing (877) 344-7529 (domestic) or (412) 317-0088 (international). The access code is 4764025.


About AdvanSix
AdvanSix plays a critical role in global supply chains, innovating and delivering essential products for our customers in a wide variety of end markets and applications that touch people’s lives, such as building and construction, fertilizers, agrochemicals, plastics, solvents, packaging, paints, coatings, adhesives and electronics. Our reliable and sustainable supply of quality products emerges from the integrated value chain of our five U.S.-based manufacturing facilities. AdvanSix strives to deliver best-in-class customer experiences and differentiated products in the industries of nylon solutions, chemical intermediates, and plant nutrients, guided by our core values of Safety, Integrity, Accountability and Respect. More information on AdvanSix can be found at

Forward Looking Statements
This release contains certain statements that may be deemed “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, that address activities, events or developments that our management intends, expects, projects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements may be identified by words such as "expect," "anticipate," "estimate," “outlook,” "project," "strategy," "intend," "plan," "target," "goal," "may," "will," "should" and "believe" and other variations or similar terminology and expressions. Although we believe forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, such statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are beyond our control and difficult to predict, which may cause the actual results or performance of the Company to be materially different from any future results or performance expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: general economic and financial conditions in the U.S. and globally, including the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and any resurgences; the potential effects of inflationary pressures, labor market shortages and supply chain issues; instability or volatility in financial markets or other unfavorable economic or business conditions caused by geopolitical concerns, including as a result of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine; the scope, shape and pace of recovery of the pandemic including the impact of social and economic restrictions and other containment measures taken to combat virus transmission; the effect on our customers’ demand for our products and our suppliers’ ability to manufacture and deliver our raw materials, including implications of reduced refinery utilization in the U.S.; our ability to sell and provide our goods and services; the ability of our customers to pay for our products; any closures of our and our customers’ offices and facilities; risks associated with increased phishing, compromised business emails and other cybersecurity attacks and disruptions to our technology infrastructure; risks associated with employees working remotely or operating with a reduced workforce; risks associated with our indebtedness including compliance with financial and restrictive covenants, and our ability to access capital on reasonable terms, at a reasonable cost, or at all, due to economic conditions; the impact of scheduled turnarounds and significant unplanned downtime and interruptions of production or logistics operations as a result of mechanical issues or other unanticipated events such as fires, severe weather conditions, natural disasters, pandemics and geopolitical conflicts and related events; price fluctuations, cost increases and supply of raw materials; our operations and growth projects requiring substantial capital; growth rates and cyclicality of the industries we serve including global changes in supply and demand; failure to develop and commercialize new products or technologies; loss of significant customer relationships; adverse trade and tax policies; extensive environmental, health and safety laws that apply to our operations; hazards associated with chemical manufacturing, storage and transportation; litigation associated with chemical manufacturing and our business operations generally; inability to acquire and integrate businesses, assets, products or technologies; protection of our intellectual property and proprietary information; prolonged work stoppages as a result of labor difficulties or otherwise; cybersecurity, data privacy incidents and disruptions to our technology infrastructure; failure to maintain effective internal controls; our ability to declare and pay quarterly cash dividends and the amounts and timing of any future dividends; our ability to repurchase our common stock and the amount and timing of any future repurchases; disruptions in supply chain, transportation and logistics; potential for uncertainty regarding qualification for tax treatment of our spin-off; fluctuations in our stock price; and changes in laws or regulations applicable to our business. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this release. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results, developments and business decisions may differ from those envisaged by such forward-looking statements. We identify the principal risks and uncertainties that affect our performance in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including the risk factors in Part 1, Item 1A of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021, as updated in subsequent reports filed with the SEC.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This press release includes certain non-GAAP financial measures intended to supplement, not to act as substitutes for, comparable GAAP measures. Reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures to GAAP financial measures are provided in this press release. Investors are urged to consider carefully the comparable GAAP measures and the reconciliations to those measures provided. Non-GAAP measures in this press release may be calculated in a way that is not comparable to similarly-titled measures reported by other companies.

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Janeen LawlorAdam Kressel
(973) 526-1615(973) 526-1700

AdvanSix Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(Dollars in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
June 30, 2022December 31, 2021
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents$17,297 $15,100 
Accounts and other receivables – net246,371 179,087 
Inventories – net155,447 149,570 
Other current assets16,798 6,097 
Total current assets435,913 349,854 
Property, plant and equipment – net785,974 767,964 
Operating lease right-of-use assets130,146 136,207 
Goodwill58,192 17,592 
Intangible assets50,766 17,980 
Other assets22,266 22,402 
Total assets$1,483,257 $1,311,999 
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable$272,261 $211,511 
Accrued liabilities43,449 49,712 
Income taxes payable32 9,723 
Operating lease liabilities – short-term38,995 36,127 
Deferred income and customer advances1,607 2,749 
Total current liabilities356,344 309,822 
Deferred income taxes148,263 133,330 
Operating lease liabilities – long-term91,377 100,580 
Line of credit – long-term146,500 135,000 
Postretirement benefit obligations10,659 18,243 
Other liabilities10,905 13,834 
Total liabilities764,048 710,809 
Common stock, par value $0.01; 200,000,000 shares authorized; 31,961,956 shares issued and 28,077,693 outstanding at June 30, 2022; 31,755,430 shares issued and 28,139,954 outstanding at December 31, 2021320 318 
Preferred stock, par value $0.01; 50,000,000 shares authorized and 0 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021— — 
Treasury stock at par (3,884,263 shares at June 30, 2022; 3,615,476 shares at December 31, 2021)(39)(36)
Additional paid-in capital192,392 195,931 
Retained earnings532,246 411,516 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss(5,710)(6,539)
Total stockholders' equity719,209 601,190 
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity$1,483,257 $1,311,999 

AdvanSix Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(Dollars in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

Three Months Ended
June 30,
Six Months Ended
June 30,
Sales$583,736 $437,682 $1,062,809 $814,065 
Costs, expenses and other:
Costs of goods sold476,835 356,884 852,482 674,783 
Selling, general and administrative expenses20,841 21,682 42,051 40,990 
Interest expense, net769 1,379 1,332 2,923 
Other non-operating (income) expense, net172 (211)(431)19 
Total costs, expenses and other498,617 379,734 895,434 718,715 
Income before taxes85,119 57,948 167,375 95,350 
Income tax expense19,962 13,817 39,145 23,088 
Net income$65,157 $44,131 $128,230 $72,262 
Earnings per common share
Basic$2.31 $1.57 $4.55 $2.57 
Diluted$2.23 $1.53 $4.37 $2.51 
Weighted average common shares outstanding
Basic28,168,207 28,131,981 28,183,951 28,112,978 
Diluted29,262,709 28,920,177 29,316,792 28,830,727 


AdvanSix Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(Dollars in thousands)
Three Months Ended
June 30,
Six Months Ended
June 30,
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income$65,157 $44,131 $128,230 $72,262 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 17,534 16,629 34,226 32,733 
Loss on disposal of assets 441 349 800 433 
Deferred income taxes 3,077 5,575 2,558 7,812 
Stock-based compensation2,005 3,744 5,379 6,107 
Accretion of deferred financing fees154 141 309 282 
Changes in assets and liabilities, net of business acquisitions:
Accounts and other receivables (23,743)(15,878)(52,145)(29,048)
Inventories 4,901 1,706 3,012 40,692 
Accounts payable 70,159 20,602 62,130 6,821 
Income taxes payable(27,624)— (9,691)— 
Accrued liabilities 2,897 3,663 (8,821)4,575 
Deferred income and customer advances (827)(16,626)(1,142)(23,429)
Other assets and liabilities (18,240)(12,091)(19,792)(10,205)
Net cash provided by operating activities 95,891 51,945 145,053 109,035 
Cash flows from investing activities:
Expenditures for property, plant and equipment (17,760)(10,301)(38,779)(24,478)
Acquisition of business1,133 — (97,456)(9,523)
Other investing activities(925)(251)(1,221)(482)
Net cash used for investing activities (17,552)(10,552)(137,456)(34,483)
Cash flows from financing activities:
Borrowings from line of credit82,000 50,500 230,500 104,500 
Payments of line of credit(155,500)(101,500)(219,000)(184,500)
Principal payments of finance leases(244)(165)(481)(364)
Dividend payments(3,515)— (7,032)— 
Purchase of treasury stock(3,407)(146)(10,419)(589)
Issuance of common stock318 45 1,032 46 
Net cash used for financing activities (80,348)(51,266)(5,400)(80,907)
Net change in cash and cash equivalents (2,009)(9,873)2,197 (6,355)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period19,306 14,124 15,100 10,606 
Cash and cash equivalents at the end of period$17,297 $4,251 $17,297 $4,251 
Supplemental non-cash investing activities:
Capital expenditures included in accounts payable $9,207 $3,739 

AdvanSix Inc.
Non-GAAP Measures
(Dollars in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
Reconciliation of Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities to Free Cash Flow
Three Months Ended
June 30,
Six Months Ended
June 30,
Net cash provided by operating activities$95,891 $51,945 $145,053 $109,035 
Expenditures for property, plant and equipment(17,760)(10,301)(38,779)(24,478)
Free cash flow (1)
$78,131 $41,644 $106,274 $84,557 
(1) Free cash flow is a non-GAAP measure defined as Net cash provided by operating activities less Expenditures for property, plant and equipment

The Company believes that this metric is useful to investors and management as a measure to evaluate our ability to generate cash flow from business operations and the impact that this cash flow has on our liquidity.

Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted EBITDA and Earnings Per Share to Adjusted Earnings Per Share

Three Months Ended
June 30,
Six Months Ended
June 30,
Net income$65,157 $44,131 $128,230 $72,262 
Non-cash stock-based compensation2,005 3,744 5,379 6,107 
Non-recurring, unusual or extraordinary expenses— — — — 
Non-cash amortization from acquisitions551 65 752 109 
One-time M&A costs— — 277 172 
Benefit from income taxes relating to reconciling items(439)(578)(995)(986)
Adjusted Net Income67,274 47,362 133,643 77,664 
Interest expense, net769 1,379 1,332 2,923 
Income tax expense - adjusted20,401 14,395 40,141 24,074 
Depreciation and amortization - adjusted16,982 16,564 33,474 32,624 
Adjusted EBITDA$105,426 $79,700 $208,590 $137,285 
Sales$583,736 $437,682 $1,062,809 $814,065 
Adjusted EBITDA Margin (2)
(2) Adjusted EBITDA Margin is defined as Adjusted EBITDA divided by Sales


Three Months Ended
June 30,
Six Months Ended
June 30,
Net Income$65,157 $44,131 $128,230 $72,262 
Adjusted Net Income67,274 47,362 133,643 77,664 
Weighted-average number of common shares outstanding - basic28,168,207 28,131,981 28,183,951 28,112,978 
Dilutive effect of equity awards and other stock-based holdings1,094,502 788,196 1,132,841 717,749 
Weighted-average number of common shares outstanding - diluted29,262,709 28,920,177 29,316,792 28,830,727 
EPS - Basic$2.31 $1.57 $4.55 $2.57 
EPS - Diluted$2.23 $1.53 $4.37 $2.51 
Adjusted EPS - Basic$2.39 $1.68 $4.74 $2.76 
Adjusted EPS - Diluted$2.30 $1.64 $4.56 $2.69 

The Company believes the non-GAAP financial measures presented in this release provide meaningful supplemental information as they are used by the Company’s management to evaluate the Company’s operating performance, enhance a reader’s understanding of the financial performance of the Company, and facilitate a better comparison among fiscal periods and performance relative to its competitors, as these non-GAAP measures exclude items that are not considered core to the Company’s operations.


AdvanSix Inc.
(Pre-tax income impact, Dollars in millions)
Planned Plant Turnaround Schedule (3)

(3) Primarily reflects the impact of fixed cost absorption, maintenance expense, and the purchase of feedstocks which are normally manufactured by the Company.

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Ticker: ASIX
CIK: 1673985
Form Type: 8-K Corporate News
Accession Number: 0001673985-22-000099
Submitted to the SEC: Fri Aug 05 2022 6:36:32 AM EST
Accepted by the SEC: Fri Aug 05 2022
Period: Friday, August 5, 2022
Industry: Plastic Materials Synth Resins And Nonvulcan Elastomers
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