Exhibit 99.1

Tenneco Fourth Quarter 2020 Performance Results In Strong Cash Generation, Margin Expansion And Debt Reduction

LAKE FOREST, Ill., Feb. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Tenneco (NYSE: TEN) today announced results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2020, including the following:

  • Fourth quarter 2020 revenue of $4.7 billion was up 12% year-over-year. Value-add revenue for the fourth quarter 2020 was $3.6 billion, or 4% higher versus last year, excluding currency impact of $76 million.
  • The Company reported net income for the fourth quarter 2020 of $167 million, or $2.03 per diluted share, and adjusted net income for the fourth quarter 2020 of $138 million, or $1.68 per diluted share.
  • Fourth quarter 2020 EBIT* improved by $404 million to $260 million, versus a loss of $144 million in the prior year, and EBIT as a percent of revenue increased 910 basis points to 5.6% versus -3.5% in the prior year.
  • Fourth quarter adjusted EBITDA** was $410 million, up $123 million versus prior year. Adjusted EBITDA as a percent of value-add revenue was 11.5%, a 300 basis point increase year-over-year. The Accelerate+ program drove improved operating performance, and is on or ahead of schedule.
  • Cash generated from operations of $474 million in the fourth quarter 2020 was primarily driven by strong earnings and effective working capital management.

"Strong operational performance in the quarter helped Tenneco generate significant cash flow and year-over-year debt reduction," said Brian Kesseler, Tenneco's chief executive officer. "Our Accelerate+ program continues to drive margin expansion and is on track to achieve $265 million in annual run rate savings by the end of 2021, and we achieved our working capital efficiency improvement target of $250 million a year ahead of schedule. We are proud of the resilience and commitment of the global Tenneco team as they continue to overcome the challenges of a volatile operating environment," added Kesseler.

Net Debt and Liquidity
The Company's fourth quarter 2020 performance resulted in significant improvements to the Company's debt net of total cash balances and liquidity position. At 2020 year end, total debt was $5.3 billion and net debt was $4.5 billion, a reduction of $460 million in net debt compared with 2019 year end. Total liquidity was $2.3 billion at year end, consisting of $0.8 billion of cash balances and $1.5 billion of available revolving credit facility, up from total liquidity of $1.8 billion at the end of the third quarter 2020.

Full-Year Results
The global COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on the economy and industry volumes had a negative impact on the Company's full year revenue and earnings, particularly in the first half of 2020. Full year 2020 total revenue was $15.4 billion versus $17.5 billion in the prior year. Full year 2020 EBIT was a loss of $724 million, which includes $933 million from non-cash charges, primarily due to COVID related impairment charges, versus earnings of $121 million a year ago, and adjusted EBITDA was $1,045 million versus $1,415 million a year ago. The Company's performance in the second half of 2020 delivered significant year-over-year improvements in both margin and free cash flow generation.

"We continue to build positive performance momentum off our strong second half of 2020," added Kesseler. "Our focus on reducing structural costs, expanding margins, and lowering our capital intensity allowed us to reduce our net debt position by nearly $500 million in 2020. The Tenneco team's relentless commitment to disciplined execution is expected to deliver continuing performance improvements in 2021. We expect this continued focus on cost and cash management to enable significant near-term value creation potential, and at the same time, support investments in our core growth platforms to deliver long-term value to our customers and shareholders."

Outlook
For the full year and first quarter 2021, Tenneco provides the following financial outlook summary.

Full Year 2021


First Quarter 2021

Revenue

$17.2 - $17.8B


Revenue

$4.45 - $4.55B

Value-Add Revenue

$13.2 - $13.8B


Value-Add Revenue

$3.45 - $3.55B

Adjusted EBITDA**

$1.3 - $1.4B


Adjusted EBITDA**

$325 - $355M

Net Debt(1)

$4.2B





(1)  Total debt net of total cash balances.

* EBIT: Earnings before interest expense, income taxes and noncontrolling interests.

** Adjusted EBITDA: Adjusted earnings before interest expense, income taxes, noncontrolling interests, and depreciation and amortization.

Earnings Conference Call Details
The Company will report its fourth quarter and full year 2020 financial results before the market opens on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 and host a webcast conference call the same day at 9:00 a.m. ET. The purpose of the call is to discuss the Company's financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2020, as well as to provide other information regarding the Company's outlook.

A live "listen only" webcast and presentation materials will be available on the investor section of the company's website at https://investors.tenneco.com. An archive of the webcast will be available approximately one hour after conclusion of the call for one year.

Telephone participants are encouraged to pre-register for the conference call using the following link: https://dpregister.com/sreg/10151813/e17b0eadaf

Callers who pre-register will be given a conference passcode and unique PIN to gain immediate access to the call and bypass the live operator. Participants may pre-register at any time, including up to and after the call start time.

Those without internet access or unable to pre-register may dial in, using the passcode "Tenneco Inc."

PARTICIPANT DIAL IN (TOLL FREE): 1-833-366-1121
PARTICIPANT INTERNATIONAL DIAL IN: 1-412-902-6733

Annual Meeting
The Tenneco Board of Directors has scheduled the company's annual meeting of shareholders for Friday, May 14, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. CT. The record date for shareholders eligible to vote at the meeting is March 24, 2021. This year's annual meeting will be held entirely online to allow for greater participation in light of the public health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Attachment 1
Statements of Income (Loss) – 3 months
Statements of Income (Loss) – 12 months
Balance Sheets
Statements of Cash Flows – 3 Months
Statements of Cash Flows – 12 Months

Attachment 2
Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Earnings Measures – 3 Months
Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Earnings Measures – 12 Months
Reconciliation of GAAP Revenue to Non-GAAP Revenue Measures – 3 Months
Reconciliation of GAAP Revenue to Non-GAAP Revenue Measures – 12 Months
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures – Debt Net of Total Cash/Adjusted LTM EBITDA including noncontrolling interests
Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Revenue Measures – Original Equipment, Original Equipment Service and Aftermarket Revenue – 3 and 12 Months
Reconciliation of GAAP Revenue and Earnings to Non-GAAP Revenue and Earnings Measures – 3 Months
Reconciliation of GAAP Revenue and Earnings to Non-GAAP Revenue and Earnings Measures – 12 Months
Reconciliation of GAAP Revenue to Non-GAAP Revenue Measures – Original Equipment Commercial Truck, Off-Highway, Industrial and other revenues – 3 and 12 Months

About Tenneco
Tenneco is one of the world's leading designers, manufacturers and marketers of automotive products for original equipment and aftermarket customers, with full year 2020 revenues of $15.4 billion and approximately 73,000 team members working at more than 270 sites worldwide. Through our four business groups, Motorparts, Ride Performance, Clean Air and Powertrain, Tenneco is driving advancements in global mobility by delivering technology solutions for diversified global markets, including light vehicle, commercial truck, off-highway, industrial, motorsport and the aftermarket.

Visit www.tenneco.com to learn more.

Investors and others should note that Tenneco routinely posts important information on its website and considers the Investor section, www.investors.tenneco.com, a channel of distribution.

About Guidance
Revenue estimates and other forecasted information in this release are based on OE manufacturers' programs that have been formally awarded to the company; programs where Tenneco is highly confident that it will be awarded business based on informal customer indications consistent with past practices; and Tenneco's status as supplier for the existing program and its relationship with the customer. This information is also based on anticipated vehicle production levels and pricing, including precious metals pricing and the impact of material cost changes. Unless otherwise indicated, our methodology does not attempt to forecast currency fluctuations, and accordingly, reflects constant currency. Certain elements of the restructuring and related expenses, legal settlements, substrate pricing, and other unusual charges we incur from time to time cannot be forecasted accurately. In this respect, we are not able to forecast corresponding GAAP measures without unreasonable efforts on account of these factors and other factors not in our control.

Safe Harbor
This press release contains forward-looking statements. The words "will," "would," "could," "expect," "anticipate," and similar expressions (and variations thereof), identify these forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on the current expectations of the Company (including its subsidiaries). Because these statements involve risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from the expectations expressed in the forward-looking statements.

Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements include: general economic, business, market and social conditions, including the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic; disasters, local and global public health emergencies or other catastrophic events, where we or other customers do business, and any resultant disruptions; our ability (or inability) to successfully execute cost reduction, performance improvement and other plans, including our plans in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and our previously announced accelerated performance improvement plan ("Accelerate"), and to realize the anticipated benefits from these plans; changes in capital availability or costs, including increases in our cost of borrowing (i.e., interest rate increases), the amount of our debt, our ability to access capital markets at favorable rates, and the credit ratings of our debt and our financial flexibility to respond to COVID-19 pandemic; our ability to maintain compliance with the agreements governing our indebtedness and otherwise have sufficient liquidity through the COVID-19 pandemic; our working capital requirements; our ability to source and procure needed materials, components and other products, and services in accordance with customer demand and at competitive prices; the cost and outcome of existing and any future claims, legal proceedings or investigations; changes in consumer demand for our OE products or aftermarket products, prices and our ability to have our products included on top selling vehicles, including any shifts in consumer preferences; the continued evolution of the automotive industry towards car and ride sharing and autonomous vehicles; in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, governments and vehicle manufacturers have announced plans to limit production of diesel and gasoline powered vehicles in various national and local jurisdictions globally; the cyclical nature of the global vehicle industry, including the performance of the global aftermarket sector and the impact of vehicle parts' longer product lives; changes in automotive and commercial vehicle manufacturers' production rates and their actual and forecasted requirements for our products, due to difficult economic conditions and/or regulatory or legal changes affecting internal combustion engines and/or aftermarket products; our dependence on certain large customers, including the loss of any of our large OE manufacturer customers (on whom we depend for a substantial portion of our revenues), or the loss of market shares by these customers if we are unable to achieve increased sales to other OE-customers or any change in customer demand due to delays in the adoption or enforcement of worldwide emissions regulations; the overall highly competitive nature of the automotive and commercial vehicle parts industries, and any resultant inability to realize the sales represented by our awarded book of business (which is based on anticipated pricing and volumes over the life of the applicable program); risks inherent in operating a multi-national company; damage to the reputation of one or more of our leading brands; industry-wide strikes, labor disruptions at our facilities or any labor or other economic disruptions at any of our significant customers or suppliers or any of our customers' other suppliers; changes in distribution channels or competitive conditions in the markets and countries where we operate; customer acceptance of new products; our ability to successfully integrate, and benefit from, any acquisitions that we complete; the potential impairment in the carrying value of our long-lived assets, goodwill, and other intangible assets or the inability to fully realize our deferred tax assets; increases in the costs of raw materials or components, including our ability to successfully reduce the impact of any such cost increases through materials substitutions, cost reduction initiatives, customer recovery and other methods; the impact of the extensive, increasing, and changing laws and regulations to which we are subject, including environmental laws and regulations, which may result in our incurrence of environmental liabilities in excess of the amount reserved or increased costs or loss of revenues relating to products subject to changing regulation; and the timing and occurrence (or non-occurrence) of other transactions, events and circumstances which may be beyond our control.

In addition, statements regarding the Company's ongoing review of strategic alternatives and the potential separation of the Company into a powertrain technology company and an aftermarket and ride performance company constitute forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements include (in addition to the risks set forth above): the ability to identify and consummate strategic alternatives that yield additional value for shareholders; the timing, benefits and outcome of the Company's strategic review process; the structure, terms and specific risk and uncertainties associated with any potential strategic alternative; potential disruptions in our business and stock price as a result of our exploration, review and pursuit of any strategic alternatives; the possibility that the Company may not complete a separation of the aftermarket and ride performance business from the powertrain technology business (or achieve some or all of the anticipated benefits of such a separation on the timeline contemplated or at all); the ability to retain and hire key personnel and maintain relationships with customers, suppliers or other business partners; the potential diversion of management's attention resulting from a separation or other strategic alternative; the risk the combined company and each separate company following the separation will underperform relative to our expectations; the ongoing transaction costs and risk we may incur greater costs following a separation of the business or other strategic alternative; and the risk a separation is determined to be a taxable transaction.

The risks included here are not exhaustive. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this press release. Additional information regarding these risk factors and uncertainties is, and will be, detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC filings, including but not limited to its annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2020, June 30, 2020 and September 30, 2020.

Investor inquiries:
Linae Golla
847-482-5162
lgolla@tenneco.com

Rich Kwas
248-849-1340
rich.kwas@tenneco.com

Media inquiries:
Bill Dawson
847-482-5807
bdawson@tenneco.com

ATTACHMENT 1

TENNECO INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (LOSS)

Unaudited

(millions, except per share amounts)



Three Months Ended

December 31,


2020


2019

Net sales and operating revenues:




Clean Air - Value-add revenues

$

1,046



$

974


Clean Air - Substrate sales

1,071



769


Powertrain

1,120



1,018


Motorparts

730



741


Ride Performance

683



641


          Total net sales and operating revenues

4,650



4,143


Costs and expenses:




   Cost of sales (exclusive of depreciation and amortization)

3,955



3,581


   Selling, general, and administrative

231



276


   Depreciation and amortization

158



170


   Engineering, research, and development

74



76


   Restructuring charges, net and asset impairments



28


   Goodwill and intangible impairment charges



172


          Total costs and expenses

4,418



4,303


Other income (expense):




Non-service pension and other postretirement benefit (costs) credits

(2)



(3)


Equity in earnings (losses) of nonconsolidated affiliates, net of tax

21



9


Gain (loss) on extinguishment of debt

2




Other income (expense), net

7



10



28



16


Earnings (loss) before interest expense, income taxes, and noncontrolling interests

260



(144)


   Interest expense

(68)



(80)


Earnings (loss) before income taxes and noncontrolling interests

192



(224)


Income tax (expense) benefit

(6)



(14)


Net income (loss)

186



(238)


Less: Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests

19



75


Net income (loss) attributable to Tenneco Inc.

$

167



$

(313)






Basic earnings (loss) per share:




Earnings (loss) per share

$

2.04



$

(3.87)


Weighted average shares outstanding

81.5



80.9


Diluted earnings (loss) per share:




Earnings (loss) per share

$

2.03



$

(3.87)


Weighted average shares outstanding

81.9



80.9


ATTACHMENT 1

TENNECO INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (LOSS)

Unaudited

(millions, except per share amounts)



Twelve Months Ended

December 31,


2020


2019

Net sales and operating revenues:




Clean Air - Value-add revenues

$

3,366



$

4,094


Clean Air - Substrate sales

3,355



3,027


Powertrain

3,726



4,408


Motorparts

2,725



3,167


Ride Performance

2,207



2,754


          Total net sales and operating revenues

15,379



17,450


Costs and expenses:




Cost of sales (exclusive of depreciation and amortization)

13,402



14,912


Selling, general, and administrative

889



1,138


Depreciation and amortization

639



673


Engineering, research, and development

273



324


Restructuring charges, net and asset impairments

622



126


Goodwill and intangible impairment charges

383



241


          Total costs and expenses

16,208



17,414


Other income (expense):




Non-service pension and postretirement benefit (costs) credits

18



(11)


Equity in earnings (losses) of nonconsolidated affiliates, net of tax

47



43


Gain (loss) on extinguishment of debt

2




Other income (expense), net

38



53



105



85


Earnings (loss) before interest expense, income taxes, and noncontrolling interests

(724)



121


Interest expense

(277)



(322)


Earnings (loss) before income taxes and noncontrolling interests

(1,001)



(201)


Income tax (expense) benefit

(459)



(19)


Net income (loss)

(1,460)



(220)


Less: Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests

61



114


Net income (loss) attributable to Tenneco Inc.

$

(1,521)



$

(334)






Basic earnings (loss) per share:




Earnings (loss) per share

$

(18.69)



$

(4.12)


Weighted average shares outstanding

81.4



80.9


Diluted earnings (loss) per share:




Earnings (loss) per share

$

(18.69)



$

(4.12)


Weighted average shares outstanding

81.4



80.9


ATTACHMENT 1

TENNECO INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

Unaudited

(dollars in millions)



December 31, 2020


December 31, 2019


Assets





Cash and cash equivalents

$

798



$

564



Restricted cash

5



2



Receivables, net

2,528


(a)

2,538


(a)

Inventories

1,743



1,999



Prepayments and other current assets

619



632



Other noncurrent assets

3,102



3,864



Property, plant and equipment, net

3,057



3,627



Total assets

$

11,852



$

13,226



Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity





Short-term debt, including current maturities of long-term debt

$

162



$

185



Accounts payable

2,917



2,647



Accrued compensation and employee benefits

365



325



Accrued income taxes

54



72



Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

1,188



1,070



Long-term debt

5,171


(b)

5,371


(b)

Deferred income taxes

89



106



Pension and postretirement benefits

1,101



1,145



Deferred credits and other liabilities

546



490



Redeemable noncontrolling interests

78



196



Total Tenneco Inc. shareholders' equity (deficit)

(119)



1,425



Noncontrolling interests

300



194



Total liabilities, redeemable noncontrolling interests, and equity

$

11,852



$

13,226








December 31, 2020


December 31, 2019


(a) Accounts receivable net of:





Accounts receivable outstanding and derecognized

$

956



$

1,037








(b) Long-term debt composed of:





Revolver Borrowings

$



$

183



LIBOR plus 2.50% Term Loan A due 2019 through 2023 (1)

1,520



1,608



LIBOR plus 3.00% Term Loan B due 2019 through 2025

1,612



1,623



$225 million of 5.375% Senior Notes due 2024

223



222



$500 million of 5.000% Senior Notes due 2026

494



494



€415 million of 4.875% Euro Fixed Rate Notes due 2022



479



€300 million of Euribor plus 4.875% Euro Floating Rate Notes due 2024

370



340



€350 million of 5.000% Euro Fixed Rate Notes due 2024

445



413



$500 million of 7.875% Senior Secured Notes due 2029

489





Other Debt, primarily foreign instruments

23



13




5,176



5,375



Less: maturities classified as current

5



4



Total long-term debt

$

5,171



$

5,371



____________________

(1) The interest rate on Term Loan A at December 31, 2019 was LIBOR plus 1.75%

ATTACHMENT 1

TENNECO INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

Unaudited

(dollars in millions)



Three Months Ended

December 31,


2020


2019

Operating Activities




Net income (loss)

$

186



$

(238)


Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to cash (used) provided by operating activities:




Goodwill and intangible impairment charges



172


Depreciation and amortization

158



170


Deferred income taxes

(1)



(36)


Stock-based compensation

5



5


Restructuring charges and asset impairments, net of cash paid

(29)



(1)


Change in pension and other postretirement benefit plans

(45)



(8)


Equity in earnings of nonconsolidated affiliates

(21)



(9)


Cash dividends received from nonconsolidated affiliates

5



8


Loss (gain) on sale of assets and other

(19)




Changes in operating assets and liabilities:




Receivables

247



232


Inventories

(24)



172


Payables and accrued expenses

66



(165)


Accrued interest and accrued income taxes

(35)



15


Other assets and liabilities

(19)



63


Net cash (used) provided by operating activities

474



380


Investing Activities




Proceeds from sale of assets

37



12


Proceeds from sale of investment in nonconsolidated affiliates



2


Net proceeds from sale of business

6




Cash payments for property, plant, and equipment

(86)



(203)


Proceeds from deferred purchase price of factored receivables

107



47


Other

(3)



2


Net cash (used) provided by investing activities

61



(140)


Financing Activities




Proceeds from term loans and notes

511



29


Repayments of term loans and notes

(569)



(63)


Borrowings on revolving lines of credit

1,268



2,316


Payments on revolving lines of credit

(1,690)



(2,336)


Debt issuance costs of long-term debt

(9)




Net decrease in bank overdrafts

(11)



(1)


Acquisition of additional ownership interest in consolidated affiliates



(10)


Other

30



(2)


Distributions to noncontrolling interest partners

(24)



(23)


Net cash (used) provided by financing activities

(494)



(90)


Effect of foreign exchange rate changes on cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash

41



21


Increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash

82



171


Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash, beginning of period

721



395


Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash, end of period

$

803



$

566


Supplemental Cash Flow Information




Cash paid during the period for interest

$

58



$

54


Cash paid during the period for income taxes, net of refunds

$

40



$

38


Non-cash Investing Activities




Period end balance of trade payables for property, plant, and equipment

$

113



$

134


Deferred purchase price of receivables factored in the period in investing

$

102



$

45


Increase (decrease) in assets from redeemable noncontrolling interest transaction with owner

$



$

53


ATTACHMENT 1

TENNECO INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

Unaudited

(dollars in millions)



Twelve Months Ended

December 31,

Operating Activities

2020


2019

Net income (loss)

$

(1,460)



$

(220)


Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to cash (used) provided by operating activities:




Goodwill and intangible impairment charges

383



241


Depreciation and amortization

639



673


Deferred income taxes

301



(151)


Stock-based compensation

18



25


Restructuring charges and asset impairments, net of cash paid

500



11


Change in pension and postretirement benefit plans

(94)



(57)


Equity in earnings of nonconsolidated affiliates

(47)



(43)


Cash dividends received from nonconsolidated affiliates

23



53


Loss (gain) on sale of assets and other

(18)




Changes in operating assets and liabilities:




Receivables

(182)



(225)


Inventories

279



284


Payables and accrued expenses

308



(66)


Accrued interest and accrued income taxes

(12)



3


Other assets and liabilities

(9)



(84)


Net cash (used) provided by operating activities

629



444


Investing Activities




Acquisitions, net of cash acquired



(158)


Proceeds from sale of assets

45



20


Proceeds from sale of investment in nonconsolidated affiliates



2


Net proceeds from sale of business

9



22


Cash payments for property, plant and equipment

(394)



(744)


Proceeds from deferred purchase price of factored receivables

283



250


Other



2


Net cash (used) provided by investing activities

(57)



(606)


Financing Activities




Proceeds from term loans and notes

654



200


Repayments of term loans and notes

(765)



(341)


Borrowings on revolving lines of credit

6,120



9,120


Payments on revolving lines of credit

(6,337)



(8,884)


Repurchase of common shares

(1)



(2)


Cash dividends



(20)


Debt issuance costs of long-term debt

(25)




Net decrease in bank overdrafts

(2)



(13)


Acquisition of additional ownership interest in consolidated affiliates



(10)


Distributions to noncontrolling interest partners

(42)



(43)


Other

40



(4)


Net cash (used) provided by financing activities

(358)



3


Effect of foreign exchange rate changes on cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash

23



23


Increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash

237



(136)


Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash, beginning of period

566



702


Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash, end of period

$

803



$

566


Supplemental Cash Flow Information




Cash paid during the year for interest

$

246



$

284


Cash paid during the year for income taxes, net of refunds

$

154



$

177


Non-cash inventory charge due to aftermarket product line exit

$

73



$


Non-cash Investing Activities




Period end balance of trade payables for property, plant and equipment

$

113



$

134


Deferred purchase price of receivables factored in the period in investing

$

299



$

253


Increase (decrease) in assets from redeemable noncontrolling interest transaction with owner

$

(53)



$

53


ATTACHMENT 2

TENNECO INC.

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP(1) TO NON-GAAP EARNINGS MEASURES(2)

Unaudited

(dollars in millions, except per share amounts)



Q4 2020


Q4 2019


Net

income

(loss)

attributable

to Tenneco

Inc.


Per

Share


Net income

(loss)

attributable to

noncontrolling

interests


Income

tax

(expense)

benefit


EBIT


EBITDA (3)


Net

income

(loss)

attributable

to Tenneco

Inc.


Per

Share


Net income

(loss)

attributable to

noncontrolling

interests


Income

tax

(expense)

benefit


EBIT


EBITDA (3)

Earnings (Loss) Measures

$

167



$

2.03



$

19



$

(6)



$

260



$

418



$

(313)



$

(3.87)



$

75



$

(14)



$

(144)



$

26


Adjustments:
























Restructuring and related expenses (5)

5



0.06





(1)



6



6



34



0.41



1



(7)



42



36


Acquisition and expected separation costs (6)

2



0.02





1



1



1



28



0.36





(2)



30



30


Antitrust reserve change in estimate (7)

(11)



(0.13)







(11)



(11)














Gain/Loss on sale of assets

(1)



(0.02)





1



(2)



(2)














Gain on extinguishment of debt

(2)



(0.03)







(2)



(2)














Cost reduction initiatives (8)



















1



(1)



(1)


Costs to achieve synergies (9)













7



0.09





(1)



8



8


Purchase accounting charges (10)













4



0.05





2



2



2


Goodwill and intangible impairment charges (11)













172



2.13







172



172


Process harmonization (12)













14



0.17





(2)



16



16


Pension adjustments (13)













(1)



(0.02)





1



(2)



(2)


Noncontrolling interests adjustments

(1)



(0.01)



1









58



0.71



(58)








Net tax adjustments

(21)



(0.24)





(21)


















Adjusted Net income, EPS, NCI, Tax, EBIT, and EBITDA (4)

$

138



$

1.68



$

20



$

(26)



$

252



$

410



$

3



$

0.03



$

18



$

(22)



$

123



$

287



Q4 2020


Global Segments






Clean

Air


Powertrain


Motorparts


Ride

Performance


Total


Corporate


Total

Net income (loss) attributable to Tenneco Inc.













$

167


Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests













19


Net income (loss)













186


Income tax (expense) benefit













(6)


Interest expense













(68)


EBIT, Earnings (Loss) before interest expense, income taxes and noncontrolling interests













260


Depreciation and amortization













158


Total EBITDA including noncontrolling interests (3)

$

175



$

151



$

109



$

29



$

464



$

(46)



$

418


Restructuring and related expenses(5)

(1)



1



1



3



 

4



2



6


Acquisition and expected separation costs (6)

(3)









(3)



4



1


Antitrust reserve change in estimate (7)

(11)









(11)





(11)


Gain/Loss on sale of assets







(3)



(3)



1



(2)


Gain on extinguishment of debt











(2)



(2)


Adjusted EBITDA (4)

$

160



$

152



$

110



$

29



$

451



$

(41)



$

410































Q4 2019


Global Segments






Clean

Air


Powertrain


Motorparts


Ride

Performance


Total


Corporate


Total

Net income (loss) attributable to Tenneco Inc.













$

(313)


Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests













75


Net income (loss)













(238)


Income tax (expense) benefit













(14)


Interest expense













(80)


EBIT, Earnings (Loss) before interest expense, income taxes and noncontrolling interests













(144)


Depreciation and amortization













170


Total EBITDA including noncontrolling interests (3)

$

130



$

60



$

(84)



$

7



$

113



$

(87)



$

26


Restructuring and related expenses(5)

3



2





23



28



8



36


Acquisition and expected separation costs (6)











30



30


Cost reduction initiatives (8)











(1)



(1)


Costs to achieve synergies (9)

1





2





3



5



8


Purchase accounting charges (10)



2







2





2


Goodwill and intangible impairment charges (11)



18



154





172





172


Process harmonization (12)

8





4



4



16





16


Pension adjustments (13)











(2)



(2)


Adjusted EBITDA (4)

$

142



$

82



$

76



$

34



$

334



$

(47)



$

287


_________________________________________

(1) U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.


(2) Tenneco presents the above reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP earnings measures primarily to reflect the results in a manner that allows a better understanding of the results of operational activities separate from the financial impact of decisions made for the long-term benefit of the company and other items impacting comparability between the periods. Adjustments similar to the ones reflected above have been recorded in earlier periods, and similar types of adjustments can reasonably be expected to be recorded in future periods. Using only the non-GAAP earnings measures to analyze earnings would have material limitations because its calculation is based on the subjective determinations of management regarding the nature and classification of events and circumstances that investors may find material. Management compensates for these limitations by utilizing both GAAP and non-GAAP earnings measures reflected above to understand and analyze the results of the business. The company believes investors find the non-GAAP information helpful in understanding the ongoing performance of operations separate from items that may have a disproportionate positive or negative impact on the company's financial results in any particular period.


(3) EBITDA including noncontrolling interests represents income before interest expense, income taxes, noncontrolling interests and depreciation and amortization.  EBITDA including noncontrolling interests is not a calculation based upon GAAP.  The amounts included in the EBITDA including noncontrolling interests calculation, however, are derived from amounts included in the historical statements of income data.  In addition, EBITDA including noncontrolling interests should not be considered as an alternative to net income attributable to Tenneco Inc. or operating income as an indicator of the company's operating performance, or as an alternative to operating cash flows as a measure of liquidity.  Tenneco has presented EBITDA including noncontrolling interests because it regularly reviews EBITDA including noncontrolling interests as a measure of the company's performance.  In addition, Tenneco believes its investors utilize and analyze the company's EBITDA including noncontrolling interests for similar purposes.  Tenneco also believes EBITDA including noncontrolling interests assists investors in comparing a company's performance on a consistent basis without regard to depreciation and amortization, which can vary significantly depending upon many factors.  However, the EBITDA including noncontrolling interests measure presented may not always be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies due to differences in the components of the calculation.


(4) Adjusted results are presented in order to reflect the results in a manner that allows a better understanding of operational activities separate from the financial impact of decisions made for the long term benefit of the company and other items impacting comparability between periods.  Similar adjustments have been recorded in earlier periods and similar types of adjustments can reasonably be expected to be recorded in future periods.  The company believes investors find the non-GAAP information helpful in understanding the ongoing performance of operations separate from items that may have a disproportionate positive or negative impact on the company's financial results in any particular period.


(5) Q4 2020 includes no accelerated depreciation related to restructuring and related expenses, while Q4 2019 includes $6 million of accelerated depreciation related to plant closures.


(6) Costs related to acquisitions and costs related to expected separation.


(7) Reduction in estimated antitrust accrual.


(8) Costs related to cost reduction initiatives.


(9) Costs to achieve synergies related to the Acquisitions.


(10) This primarily relates to a non-cash charge to cost of sales for the amortization of the inventory fair value step-up recorded as part of the Acquisitions.


(11) Non-cash asset impairment charges related to goodwill and intangibles.


(12) Charges due to process harmonization.


(13) Charges related to settlements of our pension benefit plans in connection with our derisking activities.

ATTACHMENT 2

TENNECO INC.

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP(1) TO NON-GAAP EARNINGS MEASURES(2)

Unaudited

(dollars in millions, except per share amounts)



Q4 2020 YTD


Q4 2019 YTD


Net

income

(loss)

attributable

to Tenneco

Inc.


Per

Share


Net income

(loss)

attributable to

noncontrolling

interests


Income

tax

(expense)

benefit


EBIT


EBITDA (3)


Net

income

(loss)

attributable

to Tenneco

Inc.


Per

Share


Net income

(loss)

attributable to

noncontrolling

interests


Income

tax

(expense)

benefit


EBIT


EBITDA (3)

Earnings (Loss) Measures

$

(1,521)



$

(18.69)



$

61



$

(459)



$

(724)



$

(85)



$

(334)



$

(4.12)



$

114



$

(19)



$

121



$

794


Adjustments:
























Restructuring and related expenses (5)

141



1.71





(36)



177



169



116



1.43



6



(31)



153



138


Inventory write-down (6)

54



0.67





(19)



73



73














Asset impairments (7)

396



4.87



7



(100)



503



503














Acquisition and expected separation costs (8)

31



0.39





(7)



38



38



102



1.27





(25)



127



127


Antitrust reserve change in estimate (9)

(11)



(0.14)







(11)



(11)



(7)



(0.09)





2



(9)



(9)


Gain/Loss on sale of assets

(1)



(0.02)





1



(2)



(2)














Gain on extinguishment of debt

(2)



(0.03)







(2)



(2)














OPEB curtailment (10)

(21)



(0.26)







(21)



(21)














Goodwill and intangible impairment charges (11)

366



4.51



5



(12)



383



383



241



2.98







241



241


Cost reduction initiatives (12)













12



0.15





(3)



15



15


Costs to achieve synergies (13)













23



0.29





(6)



29



29


Purchase accounting charges (14)













49



0.61





(8)



57



57


Process harmonization (15)













21



0.26





(5)



26



26


Warranty charge (16)













6



0.07





(2)



8



8


Brazil tax credit (17)













(14)



(0.18)





8



(22)



(22)


Out of period adjustment (18)