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GrafTech Reports Third Quarter 2021 Results

November 5, 2021 GMT

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 5, 2021--

GrafTech International Ltd. (NYSE: EAF) (GrafTech or the Company) today announced financial results for the quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2021.

Third Quarter 2021 and Other Highlights

  • Net income of $120 million, or $0.45 per share, and net income margin of 35%
  • Adjusted EBITDA 1 of $172 million, for a 50% adjusted EBITDA margin 2
  • Sales volume increased 33% compared to the third quarter of 2020
  • Reduced debt $100 million and $300 million year-to-date through the third quarter
  • Repurchased 4.3 million shares of stock for $46 million
  • Board approves $150 million stock repurchase program

CEO Comments

President and Chief Executive Officer David Rintoul commented, “We are pleased with our third quarter results, reflecting strength in market demand and rising graphite electrode prices and solid execution by our team. Our average non-LTA graphite electrode price increased 12% sequentially from the second quarter of 2021. We expect our fourth quarter non-LTA prices to increase an additional 7-9% over the third quarter, with a larger sequential increase in 2022, supported by continued strength in the global steel market.

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“During the third quarter, we continued to execute on our commitment to strengthen our balance sheet, reducing our debt by $100 million, for a total debt reduction of $300 million year-to-date. In addition, we returned $46 million of capital to shareholders with the resumption of share repurchases under our previous open market share repurchase authorization, reducing our share count by 4.3 million. Also, our Board of Directors has approved a new $150 million stock repurchase program.”

Third Quarter 2021 Financial Performance

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(dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)

 

 

For the Nine Months
Ended September 30,

 

 

Q3 2021

Q2 2021

Q3 2020

 

2021

2020

Net sales

$

347,348

 

$

330,750

 

$

286,987

 

 

$

982,495

 

$

886,351

 

Net income

$

119,886

 

$

28,165

 

94,234

 

 

246,850

 

309,278

 

Earnings per share (EPS) 3

$

0.45

 

$

0.11

 

$

0.35

 

 

$

0.92

 

$

1.15

 

Cash flow from operations

$

134,256

 

$

86,330

 

$

129,009

 

 

343,011

 

$

416,665

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted net income 1

$

119,038

 

$

114,487

 

$

96,109

 

 

333,405

 

$

308,344

 

Adjusted earnings per share 1, 3

$

0.45

 

$

0.43

 

$

0.36

 

 

1.25

 

$

1.15

 

Adjusted EBITDA 1

$

172,175

 

$

159,903

 

$

153,105

 

 

487,123

 

$

483,408

 

Adjusted free cash flow 4

$

125,145

 

$

135,907

 

$

122,676

 

 

$

369,303

 

$

385,977

 

Net sales for the third quarter of 2021 were $347 million, compared to $287 million in the third quarter of 2020, reflecting 33% higher sales volumes.

Net income in the third quarter of 2021 was $120 million with a net income margin of 35%. Third quarter EPS was $0.45 per share, an increase of $0.10 per share or 29% compared to the prior year period. Adjusted EBITDA 1 increased $19 million, or 12% year over year, to $172 million and adjusted EBITDA margin 2 was 50%.

In the third quarter, cash flow from operations was $134 million, free cash flow 4 was $120 million and adjusted free cash flow 4 was $125 million. 73% of adjusted EBITDA 1 converted to adjusted free cash flow 5 in the third quarter.

Operational and Commercial Update

Key operating metrics

 

 

 

 

For the Nine Months
Ended September 30,

 

 

 

 

 

(in thousands, except percentages)

Q3 2021

Q2 2021

Q3 2020

 

2021

2020

Sales volume (MT) 6

43

 

43

 

33

 

 

123

 

98

 

Production volume (MT) 7

39

 

44

 

32

 

 

119

 

98

 

Production capacity excluding St. Marys (MT) 8, 9

48

 

51

 

48

 

 

150

 

150

 

Capacity utilization excluding St. Marys 8, 10

81

%

86

%

67

%

 

79

%

65

%

Total production capacity (MT) 9, 11

55

 

58

 

55

 

 

171

 

171

 

Total capacity utilization 10, 11

71

%

76

%

58

%

 

70

%

57

%

GrafTech reported strong sales volumes of 43 thousand MT in the third quarter of 2021, consisting of long-term agreement (LTA) volumes of 28 thousand MT at an average approximate price of $9,500 per MT and non-LTA volumes of 15 thousand MT at an average approximate price of $4,600 per MT.

The non-LTA prices for graphite electrodes delivered and recognized in revenue in the third quarter increased 12% over second quarter non-LTA pricing.

In the fourth quarter, we expect our non-LTA price for graphite electrodes delivered and recognized in revenue to be 7-9% higher than in the third quarter of 2021. In 2022, we expect our non-LTA pricing to be significantly higher than the second half of 2021 as market conditions have improved since we last negotiated annual pricing contracts in late 2020.

We also expect some cost increases in the fourth quarter of 2021 and into 2022, driven by recent global cost pressures, particularly for third-party needle coke, energy, and freight.

Production volumes in the third quarter of 2021 increased 22% compared to the third quarter of 2020.

Globally, steel market capacity utilization rates continue to be strong:

 

Q3 2021

Q2 2021

Q3 2020

Global (ex-China) capacity utilization rate 12

74

%

75

%

60

%

U.S. steel market capacity utilization rate 13

85

%

82

%

64

%

The estimated shipments of graphite electrodes for 2021 have been updated from our prior estimates as follows:

 

2021

 

2022

 

2023 through 2024

Estimated LTA volume (in thousands of MT)

106-110

 

95-105

 

35-45

Estimated LTA revenue (in millions)

$1,000-$1,045

 

$910-$1,010

 

$350-$450 14

Capital Structure and Capital Allocation

As of September 30, 2021, GrafTech had cash and cash equivalents of $87 million and total debt of approximately $1.1 billion. We continue to make progress in reducing our long-term debt, repaying $100 million in the third quarter, for a total debt repayment of $300 million in the first nine months of 2021.

We repurchased 4.3 million shares in the third quarter for approximately $46 million under our existing open market share repurchase authorization.

For the remainder of 2021, we continue to expect our primary use of cash to be debt repayment. Our capital expenditure range expectations are unchanged, between $55 and $65 million. In addition, our Board of Directors has approved a new $150 million open market stock repurchase program. The Company is now authorized to repurchase up to $163 million in shares of the Company’s common stock, inclusive of the $13 million remaining under the prior stock repurchase program as of the end of the third quarter of this year.

Conference Call Information

In connection with this earnings release, you are invited to listen to our earnings call being held on November 5, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The webcast and accompanying slide presentation will be available at www.GrafTech.com, in the Investors section. The earnings call dial-in number is +1 (866) 521-4909 toll-free in the U.S. and Canada or +1 (647) 427-2311 for overseas calls, conference ID: 5644625. A replay of the Conference Call will be available until February 3, 2022 by dialing +1 (800) 585-8367 toll-free in the U.S. and Canada or +1 (416) 621-4642 for overseas calls, conference ID: 5644625. A replay of the webcast will also be available on our website until February 3, 2022, at www.GrafTech.com, in the Investors 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. The information on our website is not part of this release or any report we file or furnish to the SEC.

About GrafTech

GrafTech International Ltd. is a leading manufacturer of high-quality graphite electrode products essential to the production of electric arc furnace steel and other ferrous and non-ferrous metals. The Company has a competitive portfolio of low-cost, ultra-high power graphite electrode manufacturing facilities, including three of the highest capacity facilities in the world. We are the only large-scale graphite electrode producer that is substantially vertically integrated into petroleum needle coke, a key raw material for graphite electrode manufacturing. This unique position provides competitive advantages in product quality and cost.

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1 A non-GAAP financial measure, see below for more information and a reconciliation of EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted net income to net income, and adjusted EPS to EPS, the most directly comparable financial measures calculated and presented in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (GAAP).

2 Adjusted EBITDA margin is calculated as adjusted EBITDA divided by net sales (Q3 2021 adjusted EBITDA of $172 million/Q3 2021 net sales of $347 million).

3 Earnings per share represents diluted earnings per share. Adjusted earnings per share represents diluted adjusted earnings per share.

4 A non-GAAP financial measure, see below for more information and a reconciliation of adjusted free cash flow and free cash flow to cash flow from operating activities, the most directly comparable financial measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP.

5 Free cash flow conversion is calculated as free cash flow divided by adjusted EBITDA (Q3 2021 free cash flow of $120 million/Q3 2021 adjusted EBITDA of $172 million). Adjusted free cash flow conversion is calculated as adjusted free cash flow divided by adjusted EBITDA (Q3 2021 adjusted free cash flow of $125 million/Q3 2021 adjusted EBITDA of $172 million).

6 Sales volume reflects only graphite electrodes manufactured by GrafTech.

7 Production volume reflects graphite electrodes we produced during the period.

8 In the first quarter of 2018, our St. Marys, Pennsylvania facility began graphitizing a limited number of electrodes sourced from our Monterrey, Mexico facility.

9 Production capacity reflects expected maximum production volume during the period under normal operating conditions, standard product mix and expected maintenance outage. Actual production may vary.

10 Capacity utilization reflects production volume as a percentage of production capacity.

11 Includes graphite electrode facilities in Calais, France; Monterrey, Mexico; Pamplona, Spain; and St. Marys, Pennsylvania.

12 Source: World Steel Association and Metal Expert.

13 Source: American Iron and Steel Institute.

14 Includes expected termination fees from a few customers that have failed to meet certain obligations under their LTAs.

Special note regarding forward-looking statements

This news release and related discussions may contain forward-looking statements that reflect our current views with respect to, among other things, future events and financial performance. You can identify these forward-looking statements by the use of forward-looking words such as “will,” “may,” “plan,” “estimate,” “project,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “expect,” “foresee,” “intend,” “should,” “would,” “could,” “target,” “goal,” “continue to,” “positioned to,” “are confident,” or the negative versions of those words or other comparable words. Any forward-looking statements contained in this release are based upon our historical performance and on our current plans, estimates and expectations considering information currently available to us. The inclusion of this forward-looking information should not be regarded as a representation by us that the future plans, estimates, or expectations contemplated by us will be achieved. Our expectations and targets are not predictions of actual performance and historically our performance has deviated, often significantly, from our expectations and targets. These forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties and assumptions relating to our operations, financial results, financial condition, business, prospects, growth strategy and liquidity. Accordingly, there are or will be important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those indicated in these statements. We believe that these factors include, but are not limited to: the ultimate impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has on our business, results of operations, financial condition and cash flows; the cyclical nature of our business and the selling prices of our products may lead to periods of reduced profitability and net losses in the future; the possibility that we may be unable to implement our business strategies, including our ability to secure and maintain longer-term customer contracts, in an effective manner; the risks and uncertainties associated with litigation, arbitration, and like disputes, including the current stockholder litigation and disputes related to contractual commitments; the possibility that global graphite electrode overcapacity may adversely affect graphite electrode prices; pricing for graphite electrodes has historically been cyclical and the price of graphite electrodes may decline in the future; the sensitivity of our business and operating results to economic conditions and the possibility others may not be able to fulfill their obligations to us in a timely fashion or at all; our dependence on the global steel industry generally and the electric arc furnace steel industry in particular; the competitiveness of the graphite electrode industry; our dependence on the supply of petroleum needle coke; our dependence on supplies of raw materials (in addition to petroleum needle coke) and energy; our manufacturing operations are subject to hazards; changes in, or more stringent enforcement of, health, safety and environmental regulations applicable to our manufacturing operations and facilities; the legal, compliance, economic, social and political risks associated with our substantial operations in multiple countries; the possibility that fluctuation of foreign currency exchange rates could materially harm our financial results; the possibility that our results of operations could deteriorate if our manufacturing operations were substantially disrupted for an extended period, including as a result of equipment failure, climate change, regulatory issues, natural disasters, public health crises, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, political crises or other catastrophic events; our dependence on third parties for certain construction, maintenance, engineering, transportation, warehousing and logistics services; the possibility that we are unable to recruit or retain key management and plant operating personnel or successfully negotiate with the representatives of our employees, including labor unions; the possibility that we may divest or acquire businesses, which could require significant management attention or disrupt our business; the sensitivity of goodwill on our balance sheet to changes in the market; the possibility that we are subject to information technology systems failures, cybersecurity attacks, network disruptions and breaches of data security; our dependence on protecting our intellectual property; the possibility that third parties may claim that our products or processes infringe their intellectual property rights; the possibility that significant changes in our jurisdictional earnings mix or in the tax laws of those jurisdictions could adversely affect our business; the possibility that our indebtedness could limit our financial and operating activities or that our cash flows may not be sufficient to service our indebtedness; the possibility that restrictive covenants in our financing agreements could restrict or limit our operations; the fact that borrowings under certain of our existing financing agreements subject us to interest rate risk; the possibility of a lowering or withdrawal of the ratings assigned to our debt; the possibility that disruptions in the capital and credit markets could adversely affect our results of operations, cash flows and financial condition, or those of our customers and suppliers; the possibility that concentrated ownership of our common stock may prevent minority stockholders from influencing significant corporate decisions; the possibility that we may not pay cash dividends on our common stock in the future; the fact that our stockholders have the right to engage or invest in the same or similar businesses as us; the possibility that the market price of our common stock could be negatively affected by sales of substantial amounts of our common stock in the public markets, including by Brookfield Asset Management Inc. and its affiliates; the fact that certain provisions of our Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation and our Amended and Restated By-Laws could hinder, delay or prevent a change of control; the fact that the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware will be the exclusive forum for substantially all disputes between us and our stockholders; and the loss of our status as a “controlled company” within the meaning of the New York Stock Exchange corporate governance standards, which will result in us no longer qualifying for exemptions from certain corporate governance requirements.

These factors should not be construed as exhaustive and should be read in connection with our other cautionary statements, including the Risk Factors sections included in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and other filings with the SEC. The forward-looking statements made in this press release relate only to events as of the date on which the statements are made. We do not undertake any obligation to publicly update or review any forward-looking statement, except as required by law, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.

Non-GAAP financial measures

In addition to providing results that are determined in accordance with GAAP, we have provided certain financial measures that are not in accordance with GAAP. EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margin, adjusted net income, adjusted EPS, free cash flow, adjusted free cash flow, free cash flow conversion and adjusted free cash flow conversion are non-GAAP financial measures.

We define EBITDA, a non-GAAP financial measure, as net income or loss plus interest expense, minus interest income, plus income taxes and depreciation and amortization. We define adjusted EBITDA as EBITDA plus any pension and other post-employment benefit (OPEB) plan expenses, adjustments for public offerings and related expenses, non-cash gains or losses from foreign currency remeasurement of non-operating assets and liabilities in our foreign subsidiaries where the functional currency is the U.S. dollar, related party Tax Receivable Agreement adjustments, stock-based compensation, non-cash fixed asset write-offs and Change in Control charges that were triggered as a result of the ownership of our largest stockholder falling below 30% of our total outstanding shares. Adjusted EBITDA is the primary metric used by our management and our Board of Directors to establish budgets and operational goals for managing our business and evaluating our performance. For purposes of this section, a “Change in Control” occurred when Brookfield and any affiliates thereof ceased to own stock of the Company that constitutes at least thirty percent (30%) or thirty-five percent (35%), as applicable, of the total fair market value or total voting power of the stock of the Company. Adjusted EBITDA is the primary metric used by our management and our Board of Directors to establish budgets and operational goals for managing our business and evaluating our performance.

We monitor adjusted EBITDA as a supplement to our GAAP measures, and believe it is useful to present to investors, because we believe that it facilitates evaluation of our period-to-period operating performance by eliminating items that are not operational in nature, allowing comparison of our recurring core business operating results over multiple periods unaffected by differences in capital structure, capital investment cycles and fixed asset base. Adjusted EBITDA margin is also a non-GAAP financial measure used by our management and our Board of Directors as supplemental information to assess the Company’s operational performance and is calculated as adjusted EBITDA divided by net sales. In addition, we believe adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margin and similar measures are widely used by investors, securities analysts, ratings agencies, and other parties in evaluating companies in our industry as a measure of financial performance and debt-service capabilities. We also monitor the ratio of total debt to trailing twelve month adjusted EBITDA, because we believe it is a useful and widely used way to assess our leverage.

Our use of adjusted EBITDA has limitations as an analytical tool, and you should not consider it in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of our results as reported under GAAP. Some of these limitations are:

  • adjusted EBITDA does not reflect changes in, or cash requirements for, our working capital needs;
  • adjusted EBITDA does not reflect our cash expenditures for capital equipment or other contractual commitments, including any capital expenditure requirements to augment or replace our capital assets;
  • adjusted EBITDA does not reflect the interest expense or the cash requirements necessary to service interest or principal payments on our indebtedness;
  • adjusted EBITDA does not reflect tax payments that may represent a reduction in cash available to us;
  • adjusted EBITDA does not reflect expenses relating to our pension and OPEB plans;
  • adjusted EBITDA does not reflect the non-cash gains or losses from foreign currency remeasurement of non-operating assets and liabilities in our foreign subsidiaries where the functional currency is the U.S. dollar;
  • adjusted EBITDA does not reflect public offerings and related expenses;
  • adjusted EBITDA does not reflect related party Tax Receivable Agreement adjustments;
  • adjusted EBITDA does not reflect stock-based compensation or the non-cash write-off of fixed assets;
  • adjusted EBITDA does not reflect the Change in Control 1 charges; and
  • other companies, including companies in our industry, may calculate EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA margin differently, which reduces its usefulness as a comparative measure.

We define adjusted net income, a non-GAAP financial measure, as net income or loss and excluding the items used to calculate adjusted EBITDA, less the tax effect of those adjustments. We define adjusted EPS, a non-GAAP financial measure, as adjusted net income divided by the weighted average of diluted common shares outstanding during the period. We believe adjusted net income and adjusted EPS are useful to present to investors because we believe that they assist investors’ understanding of the underlying operational profitability of the Company.

Free cash flow and adjusted free cash flow, non-GAAP financial measures, are metrics used by our management and our Board of Directors to analyze cash flows generated from operations. We define free cash flow as net cash provided by operating activities less capital expenditures. We define adjusted free cash flow as free cash flow adjusted by the Change in Control charges that were triggered as a result of the ownership of our largest stockholder falling below 30% of our total outstanding shares. We believe these free cash flow metrics are useful to present to investors because we believe that they facilitate comparison of the Company’s performance with its competitors. Free cash flow conversion and adjusted free cash flow conversion are also non-GAAP financial measures used by our management and our Board of Directors as supplemental information to evaluate the Company’s ability to convert earnings from our operational performance to cash. We calculate free cash flow conversion as free cash flow divided by adjusted EBITDA and adjusted free cash flow conversion as adjusted free cash flow divided by adjusted EBITDA.

In evaluating EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margin, adjusted net income, adjusted EPS, free cash flow, adjusted free cash flow, free cash flow conversion and adjusted free cash flow conversion, you should be aware that in the future, we will incur expenses similar to the adjustments in the reconciliation presented below, other than the Change in Control 1 charges. Our presentations of EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margin, adjusted net income, adjusted EPS, free cash flow, adjusted free cash flow, free cash flow conversion and adjusted free cash flow conversion should not be construed as suggesting that our future results will be unaffected by these expenses or any unusual or non-recurring items. When evaluating our performance, you should consider EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margin, adjusted net income, adjusted EPS, free cash flow, adjusted free cash flow, free cash flow conversion and adjusted free cash flow conversion alongside other measures of financial performance and liquidity, including our net income (loss), EPS and cash flow from operating activities, respectively, and other GAAP measures.

GRAFTECH INTERNATIONAL LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Dollars in thousands)

Unaudited

 

 

As of
September 30,
2021

 

As of
December 31,
2020

ASSETS

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

86,656

 

 

$

145,442

 

Accounts and notes receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of

$8,024 as of September 30, 2021 and $8,243 as of December 31, 2020

183,562

 

 

182,647

 

Inventories

269,709

 

 

265,964

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

64,595

 

 

35,114

 

Total current assets

604,522

 

 

629,167

 

Property, plant and equipment

807,532

 

 

784,902

 

Less: accumulated depreciation

308,029

 

 

278,685

 

Net property, plant and equipment

499,503

 

 

506,217

 

Deferred income taxes

32,944

 

 

32,551

 

Goodwill

171,117

 

 

171,117

 

Other assets

85,060

 

 

93,660

 

Total assets

$

1,393,146

 

 

$

1,432,712

 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

Accounts payable

$

105,177

 

 

$

70,989

 

Short-term debt

128

 

 

131

 

Accrued income and other taxes

54,503

 

 

48,720

 

Other accrued liabilities

81,661

 

 

56,501

 

Related party payable - tax receivable agreement

3,922

 

 

21,752

 

Total current liabilities

245,391

 

 

198,093

 

 

 

 

 

Long-term debt

1,127,412

 

 

1,420,000

 

Other long-term obligations

71,552

 

 

81,478

 

Deferred income taxes

44,316

 

 

43,428

 

Related party payable - tax receivable agreement long-term

15,176

 

 

19,098

 

Stockholders’ equity:

 

 

 

Preferred stock, par value $0.01, 300,000,000 shares authorized, none issued

 

 

 

Common stock, par value $0.01, 3,000,000,000 shares authorized, 263,586,828

shares issued and outstanding as of September 30, 2021 and 267,188,547

as of December 31, 2020

2,636

 

 

2,672

 

Additional paid-in capital

761,748

 

 

758,354

 

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(5,774

)

 

(19,641

)

Accumulated deficit

(869,311

)

 

(1,070,770

)

Total stockholders’ deficit

(110,701

)

 

(329,385

)

 

 

 

 

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

$

1,393,146

 

 

$

1,432,712

 

GRAFTECH INTERNATIONAL LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)

Unaudited

 

 

For the Three Months
Ended September 30,

 

For the Nine Months
Ended September 30,

 

2021

 

2020

 

2021

 

2020

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales

$

347,348

 

 

$

286,987

 

 

$

982,495

 

 

$

886,351

 

Cost of sales

170,286

 

 

131,862

 

 

518,549

 

 

401,379

 

Gross profit

177,062

 

 

155,125

 

 

463,946

 

 

484,972

 

Research and development

983

 

 

650

 

 

2,970

 

 

2,072

 

Selling and administrative expenses

19,006

 

 

19,062

 

 

114,942

 

 

49,995

 

Operating profit

157,073

 

 

135,413

 

 

346,034

 

 

432,905

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other (income) expense, net

(364

)

 

694

 

 

(361

)

 

(2,309

)

Related party Tax Receivable Agreement expense (benefit)

 

 

 

 

47

 

 

(3,346

)

Interest expense

16,048

 

 

22,474

 

 

54,209

 

 

69,026

 

Interest income

(417

)

 

(93

)

 

(653

)

 

(1,582

)

Income before provision for income taxes

141,806

 

 

112,338

 

 

292,792

 

 

371,116

 

Provision for income taxes

21,920

 

 

18,104

 

 

45,942

 

 

61,838

 

Net income

$

119,886

 

 

$

94,234

 

 

$

246,850

 

 

$

309,278

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic income per common share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income per share

$

0.45

 

 

$

0.35

 

 

$

0.92

 

 

$

1.15

 

Weighted average common shares outstanding

267,106,109

 

 

267,265,705

 

 

267,327,888

 

 

267,908,427

 

Diluted income per common share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income per share

$

0.45

 

 

$

0.35

 

 

$

0.92

 

 

$

1.15

 

Weighted average common shares outstanding

267,178,963

 

 

267,279,555

 

 

267,441,394

 

 

267,920,890

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GRAFTECH INTERNATIONAL LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Dollars in thousands)

Unaudited

 

 

For the Three Months
Ended September 30,

 

For the Nine Months
Ended September 30,

 

2021

 

2020

 

2021

 

2020

Cash flow from operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

$

119,886

 

 

$

94,234

 

 

$

246,850

 

 

$

309,278

 

Adjustments to reconcile net income to cash

provided by operations:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

15,584

 

 

16,241

 

 

48,415

 

 

45,074

 

Related party Tax Receivable Agreement expense (benefit)

 

 

 

 

47

 

 

(3,346

)

Deferred income tax provision

(1,985

)

 

2,247

 

 

(6,180

)

 

16,237

 

Stock- based compensation

262

 

 

763

 

 

16,293

 

 

1,887

 

Interest expense

2,551

 

 

1,587

 

 

9,750

 

 

4,768

 

Other charges, net

3,430

 

 

1,732

 

 

6,784

 

 

448

 

Net change in working capital*

(3,260

)

 

23,155

 

 

47,174

 

 

85,098

 

Change in related-party Tax Receivable Agreement

 

 

 

 

(21,799

)

 

(27,857

)

Change in long-term assets and liabilities

(2,212

)

 

(10,950

)

 

(4,323

)

 

(14,922

)

Net cash provided by operating activities

134,256

 

 

129,009

 

 

343,011

 

 

416,665

 

Cash flow from investing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital expenditures

(14,374

)

 

(6,333

)

 

(40,426

)

 

(30,688

)

Proceeds from the sale of assets

137

 

 

13

 

 

356

 

 

78

 

Net cash used in investing activities

(14,237

)

 

(6,320

)

 

(40,070

)

 

(30,610

)

Cash flow from financing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Debt issuance and modification costs

(25

)

 

 

 

(3,109

)

 

 

Repurchase of common stock - non-related party

(42,378

)

 

 

 

(42,378

)

 

(30,099

)

Payment of tax withholdings related to net share settlement of equity awards

 

 

 

 

(4,074

)

 

(71

)

Principal repayments on long-term debt

(100,000

)

 

(149,186

)

 

(300,000

)

 

(249,214

)

Dividends paid to non-related party

(2,028

)

 

(948

)

 

(5,446

)

 

(7,553

)

Dividends paid to related party

(640

)

 

(1,724

)

 

(2,567

)

 

(20,650

)

Other

(1,155

)

 

 

 

(3,264

)

 

 

Net cash used in financing activities

(146,226

)

 

(151,858

)

 

(360,838

)

 

(307,587

)

Net change in cash and cash equivalents

(26,207

)

 

(29,169

)

 

(57,897

)

 

78,468

 

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

(1,268

)

 

354

 

 

(889

)

 

(562

)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

114,131

 

 

187,656

 

 

145,442

 

 

80,935

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$

86,656

 

 

$

158,841

 

 

$

86,656

 

 

$

158,841

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Net change in working capital due to changes in the following components:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts and notes receivable, net

$

(12,760

)

 

$

19,695

 

 

$

(3,455

)

 

$

78,408

 

Inventories

(15,069

)

 

13,295

 

 

(7,246

)

 

10,371

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

(5,593

)

 

(695

)

 

(17,664

)

 

5,437

 

Income taxes payable

15,390

 

 

(9,063

)

 

(2,371

)

 

16,032

 

Accounts payable and accruals

9,000

 

 

(59

)

 

71,748

 

 

(25,078

)

Interest payable

5,772

 

 

(18

)

 

6,162

 

 

(72

)

Net change in working capital

$

(3,260

)

 

$

23,155

 

 

$

47,174

 

 

$

85,098

 

NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION

(Dollars in thousands)

The following table reconciles our non-GAAP key financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures:

 

Reconciliation to Adjusted net income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the Nine Months Ended
September 30,

 

Q3 2021

Q2 2021

Q3 2020

2021

2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

$

119,886

 

$

28,165

 

$

94,234

 

$

246,850

 

$

309,278

 

Adjustments, pre-tax:

 

 

 

 

 

Pension and OPEB plan expenses (1)

434

 

430

 

583

 

1,295

 

1,666

 

Public offerings and related expenses (2)

 

241

 

 

663

 

4

 

Non-cash gains and losses on foreign currency remeasurement (3)

(1,542

)

2,255

 

798

 

365

 

(441

)

Stock-based compensation (4)

262

 

550

 

764

 

1,580

 

1,891

 

Non-cash fixed asset write-off (5)

 

313

 

 

313

 

 

Related party Tax Receivable Agreement adjustment (6)

 

 

 

47

 

(3,346

)

Change in control LTIP award (7)

 

73,384

 

 

73,384

 

 

Change in control stock-based compensation acceleration (7)

 

14,713

 

 

14,713

 

 

Total non-GAAP adjustments pre-tax

(846

)

91,886

 

2,145

 

92,360

 

(226

)

Income tax impact on non-GAAP adjustments

2

 

5,564

 

270

 

5,805

 

708

 

Adjusted net income

$

119,038

 

$

114,487

 

$

96,109

 

$

333,405

 

$

308,344

 

(1)

Service and interest cost of our OPEB plans. Also includes a mark-to-market loss (gain) for plan assets as of December of each year.

(2)

Legal, accounting, printing and registration fees associated with public offerings and related expenses.

(3)

Non-cash gains and losses from foreign currency remeasurement of non-operating assets and liabilities of our non-U.S. subsidiaries where the functional currency is the U.S. dollar.

(4)

Non-cash expense for stock-based compensation grants.

(5)

Non-cash fixed asset write-off recorded for obsolete assets.

(6)

Non-cash expense adjustment for future payment to our sole pre-IPO stockholder for tax assets that are expected to be utilized.

(7)

In the second quarter of 2021, we incurred Change in Control charges as a result of the ownership of our largest stockholder, Brookfield, moving below 30% of our total shares outstanding.

NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION

(Dollars in thousands)

The following table reconciles our non-GAAP key financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures:

 

Reconciliation to Adjusted EPS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the Nine Months Ended
September 30,

 

Q3 2021

Q2 2021

Q3 2020

2021

2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

EPS

$

0.45

 

$

0.11

 

$

0.35

 

$

0.92

 

$

1.15

 

Adjustments per share:

 

 

 

 

 

Pension and OPEB plan expenses (1)

 

 

 

 

0.01

 

Public offerings and related expenses (2)

 

 

 

 

 

Non-cash gains and losses on foreign currency remeasurement (3)

 

0.01

 

0.01

 

 

 

Stock-based compensation (4)

 

 

 

0.02

 

0.01

 

Non-cash fixed asset write-off (5)

 

 

 

 

 

Related party Tax Receivable Agreement adjustment (6)

 

 

 

 

(0.02

)

Change in control LTIP award (7)

 

0.27

 

 

0.27

 

 

Change in control stock-based compensation acceleration (7)

 

0.06

 

 

0.06

 

 

Total non-GAAP adjustments pre-tax per share

 

0.34

 

0.01

 

0.35

 

 

Income tax impact on non-GAAP adjustments per share

 

0.02

 

 

0.02

 

 

Adjusted EPS

$

0.45

 

$

0.43

 

$

0.36

 

$

1.25

 

$

1.15

 

(1)

Service and interest cost of our OPEB plans. Also includes a mark-to-market loss (gain) for plan assets as of December of each year.

(2)

Legal, accounting, printing and registration fees associated with public offerings and related expenses.

(3)

Non-cash gains and losses from foreign currency remeasurement of non-operating assets and liabilities of our non-U.S. subsidiaries where the functional currency is the U.S. dollar.

(4)

Non-cash expense for stock-based compensation grants.

(5)

Non-cash fixed asset write-off recorded for obsolete assets.

(6)

Non-cash expense adjustment for future payment to our sole pre-IPO stockholder for tax assets that are expected to be utilized.

(7)

In the second quarter of 2021, we incurred Change in Control charges as a result of the ownership of our largest shareholder, Brookfield, moving below 30% of our total shares outstanding.

NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION

(Dollars in thousands)

The following table reconciles our non-GAAP key financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures:

 

Reconciliation to Adjusted EBITDA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the Nine Months
Ended September 30,

 

Q3 2021

Q2 2021

Q3 2020

2021

2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

$

119,886

 

$

28,165

 

$

94,234

 

$

246,850

 

$

309,278

 

Add:

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

15,584

 

16,292

 

16,241

 

48,415

 

45,074

 

Interest expense

16,048

 

15,994

 

22,474

 

54,209

 

69,026

 

Interest income

(417

)

(199

)

(93

)

(653

)

(1,582

)

Income taxes

21,920

 

7,765

 

18,104

 

45,942

 

61,838

 

EBITDA

$

173,021

 

$

68,017

 

$

150,960

 

$

394,763

 

$

483,634

 

Adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

Pension and OPEB plan expenses (1)

434

 

430

 

583

 

1,295

 

1,666

 

Public offerings and related expenses (2)

 

241

 

 

663

 

4

 

Non-cash gains and losses on foreign currency remeasurement (3)

(1,542

)

2,255

 

798

 

365

 

(441

)

Stock-based compensation (4)

262

 

550

 

764

 

1,580

 

1,891

 

Non-cash fixed asset write-off (5)

 

313

 

 

313

 

 

Related party Tax Receivable Agreement adjustment (6)

 

 

 

47

 

(3,346

)

Change in control LTIP award (7)

 

73,384

 

 

73,384

 

 

Change in control stock-based compensation acceleration (7)

 

14,713

 

 

14,713

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA

$

172,175

 

$

159,903

 

$

153,105

 

$

487,123

 

$

483,408

 

(1)

Service and interest cost of our OPEB plans. Also includes a mark-to-market loss (gain) for plan assets as of December of each year.

(2)

Legal, accounting, printing and registration fees associated with public offerings and related expenses.

(3)

Non-cash gains and losses from foreign currency remeasurement of non-operating assets and liabilities of our non-U.S. subsidiaries where the functional currency is the U.S. dollar.

(4)

Non-cash expense for stock-based compensation grants.

(5)

Non-cash fixed asset write-off recorded for obsolete assets.

(6)

Non-cash expense adjustment for future payment to our sole pre-IPO stockholder for tax assets that are expected to be utilized.

(7)

In the second quarter of 2021, we incurred Change in Control charges as a result of the ownership of our largest shareholder, Brookfield, moving below 30% of our total shares outstanding.

NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION

(Dollars in thousands)

The following table reconciles our non-GAAP key financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures:

 

Reconciliation to Free Cash Flow and Adjusted Free Cash Flow

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the Nine Months Ended
September 30,

( in thousands )

Q3 2021

Q2 2021

Q3 2020

2021

2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

$

134,256

 

$

86,330

 

$

129,009

 

$

343,011

 

$

416,665

 

Capital expenditures

(14,374

)

(11,878

)

(6,333

)

(40,426

)

(30,688

)

Free cash flow

119,882

 

74,452

 

122,676

 

302,585

 

385,977

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Change in control payment (1)

5,263

 

61,455

 

 

66,718

 

 

Adjusted free cash flow

$

125,145

 

$

135,907

 

$

122,676

 

$

369,303

 

$

385,977

(1)

In the second quarter of 2021, we incurred pre-tax Change in Control charges of $88 million as a result of the ownership of our largest stockholder, Brookfield, moving below 30% of our total shares outstanding. Of the $88 million in pre-tax Change in Control charges, $73 million are cash and $15 million are non-cash. $61 million of the cash charges were paid in the second quarter of 2021 and $5 million of the cash charges were paid in the third quarter of 2021; the additional $7 million will be paid in subsequent quarters, as a result of the timing of related payroll tax payments.

 

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