EXHIBIT 99.1

February 3, 2009
 

 
Dow Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year Results
Dow Generates Substantial Cash Flow In Fourth Quarter Despite Lower Earnings;
Dow AgroSciences Sets Full-Year Sales and EBIT Records


Fourth Quarter 2008 Highlights
 
·
The Company reported a loss of $1.68 per share; excluding certain items, the loss was $0.62 per share. Earnings in the fourth quarter of 2007 were $0.49 per share; excluding certain items, earnings in the fourth quarter of 2007 were $0.84 per share. (See Supplemental Information at the end of the release for a description of these items.) In addition, earnings for the quarter were reduced by a much higher effective tax rate, which  was unfavorably impacted by several items totaling $295 million, equivalent to $0.32 per share.
 
·
The Company delivered on its fourth quarter commitments related to generating cash and controlling costs as outlined in October 2008. Management interventions contributed to cash provided by operating activities of $2.2 billion and free cash flow(1) of $1.2 billion in the quarter.
 
·
Sales for the fourth quarter were down 23 percent from the same period last year to $10.9 billion. Volume declined 17 percent, and was down in all operating segments and in all geographic areas, reflecting the global economic downturn as well as the de-stocking that occurred through most value chains.
 
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The Company reduced production to match market conditions. This resulted in historically low operating rates, particularly in December which was 44 percent. For the quarter, the operating rate was 64 percent, a rate not seen in more than 25 years.
 
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Price was down 6 percent in the quarter, as a 4 percent increase in the Performance segments was more than offset by a 15 percent decline in the Basics segments. The decline in Basics was principally due to a 23 percent drop in feedstock and energy costs versus the same quarter last year.
 
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(1) Free cash flow is defined as “Cash provided by operating activities” of $2,249 million less “Capital expenditures” of $692 million less “Dividends paid to stockholders” of $389 million.

 

The following information was filed by Dow Chemical Co (DOW) on Tuesday, February 3, 2009 as an 8K 2.02 statement, which is an earnings press release pertaining to results of operations and financial condition. It may be helpful to assess the quality of management by comparing the information in the press release to the information in the accompanying 10-K Annual Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.

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