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LSB Industries, Inc. Provides 2018 First Quarter Outlook


Results In-Line with Management Expectations

LSB Industries, Inc. (NYSE:LXU) ("LSB" or "the Company"), in
anticipation of its meetings with debt investors, today announced that
it expects total sales for the first quarter of 2018 to be approximately
$95 million to $100 million and to report adjusted EBITDA of
approximately $20 million to $23 million for the first quarter of 2018,
as compared to adjusted EBITDA of $20.0 million for the first quarter of
2017, which included approximately $1.6 million of adjusted EBITDA
attributable to businesses sold later in 2017.

Additionally, ammonia on-stream rates for the first quarter of 2018 for
El Dorado, Pryor and Cherokee were approximately 100%, 91% and 85%,
respectively, which represents an improvement overall as compared to the
rates for the fourth quarter of 2017 of 77%, 22% and 99%, respectively.
The Cherokee ammonia plant's on-stream rate for the first quarter of
2018 was impacted by maintenance completed on its primary reformer.
Periodic downtime for maintenance activities is contemplated in
management's targeted annual average on-stream rates.

The Company plans to issue results for the first quarter ended March 31,
2018 on April 25, 2018.

The preliminary information provided herein is based on information
available to management as of the date of this press release. The
information for the quarter ended March 31, 2018 is based on
management's internal reporting and is subject to adjustment for
quarter-end closing procedures. The Company has prepared the preliminary
information contained in this press release and its independent
registered public accounting firm has not performed any audit, review or
other procedures with respect to such information. A review of such
information could result in changes to these preliminary results. The
Company's actual results of operations may be materially different from
the preliminary results provided herein, and you should not place undue
reliance on such information. In addition, the preliminary results
provided herein are not necessarily indicative of our results of
operations for any future period.

LSB Industries, Inc.
Industries, Inc., headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, manufactures
and sells chemical products for the agricultural, mining, and industrial
markets. The Company owns and operates facilities in Cherokee, Alabama,
El Dorado, Arkansas and Pryor, Oklahoma, and operates a facility for a
global chemical company in Baytown, Texas. LSB's products are sold
through distributors and directly to end customers throughout the United
States. Additional information about the Company can be found on its
website at

Forward-Looking Statements
press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the
meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These
forward-looking statements generally are identifiable by use of the
words "may," "believe," "expect," "intend," "plan to," "estimate,"
"project" or similar expressions, and include but are not limited to:
financial performance improvement; view on sales to mining customers;
estimates of consolidated depreciation and amortization and future
turnaround expenses; our expectation of production consistency and
enhanced reliability at our Facilities; our projections of trends in the
fertilizer market; improvement of our financial and operational
performance; our planned capital expenditures for 2018; reduction of
SG&A expenses; volume outlook and our ability to complete plant repairs
as anticipated.

Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements are not
guarantees of future performance and involve risk and uncertainties.
Though we believe that expectations reflected in such forward-looking
statements are reasonable, we can give no assurance that such
expectations will prove to be correct. Actual results may differ
materially from the forward-looking statements as a result of various
factors. These and other risk factors are discussed in the Company's
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including
those set forth under "Risk Factors" and "Special Note Regarding
Forward-Looking Statements" in our Form 10-K for the year ended December
31, 2017 and, if applicable, our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and our
Current Reports on Form 8-K. All forward-looking statements included in
this press release are expressly qualified in their entirety by such
cautionary statements. We expressly disclaim any obligation to update,
amend or clarify any forward-looking statement to reflect events, new
information or circumstances occurring after the date of this press
release except as required by applicable law.

(1) This is a Non-GAAP measure. Refer to the Non-GAAP
Reconciliation section.

See Accompanying Tables

LSB Industries, Inc.
Non-GAAP Reconciliation

This news release includes certain "non-GAAP financial measures" under
the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission, including
Regulation G. These non-GAAP measures are calculated using GAAP amounts
in our consolidated financial statements.

EBITDA Reconciliation
defined as net income (loss) plus interest expense, depreciation,
depletion and amortization (DD&A) (which includes DD&A of property,
plant and equipment and amortization of intangible and other assets),
less benefit for income taxes. We believe that certain investors
consider EBITDA a useful means of measuring our ability to meet our debt
service obligations and evaluating our financial performance. EBITDA has
limitations and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute
for net income, operating income, cash flow from operations or other
consolidated income or cash flow data prepared in accordance with GAAP.
Because not all companies use identical calculations, this presentation
of EBITDA may not be comparable to a similarly titled measure of other
companies. A reconciliation of the low and high ends of the outlook
provided for EBITDA for the company's quarter ended March 31, 2018
compared to March 31, 2017 is presented below.



Three Months
March 31, 2018

Three Months
March 31, 2017

Low End


High End


($ in millions)


Net loss





Interest expense




Depreciation, depletion and amortization




Benefit for income taxes1









1 In December 2017, the President of the United States signed
into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the "Act"), making
significant changes to the Internal Revenue Code. We have estimated our
benefit for income taxes in accordance with the Act and guidance
available as of the date of this filing. This amount reflects certain
provisional amounts and the ultimate impact may differ from these
provisional amounts, due to, among other things, additional analysis,
changes in interpretations and assumptions we have made, and additional
regulatory guidance that may be issued.

Adjusted EBITDA
Adjusted EBITDA
is reported to show the impact of one time/non-cash items such as, loss
on sale of a business and other property and equipment, one-time income
or fees, start-up/commissioning costs, certain fair market value
adjustments, non-cash stock-based compensation and severance costs. We
believe that the inclusion of supplementary adjustments to EBITDA is
appropriate to provide additional information to investors about certain
items. The following tables provide reconciliations of EBITDA excluding
the impact of the supplementary adjustments. Our policy is to adjust for
non-cash or non-recurring items that are greater than $0.5 million
quarterly or cumulatively. A reconciliation of the low and high ends of
the outlook provided for adjusted EBITDA for the company's quarter ended
March 31, 2018 compared to March 31, 2017 is presented below.


Three Months
March 31, 2018

Three Months
March 31, 2017

Low End


High End


($ in millions)

EBITDA: $19.4 $22.4 $19.7
Stock-based compensation 1.4 1.4 1.2

Fair market value adjustment on preferred stock

(0.8) (0.8) -
Derecognition of death benefit accrual - - (1.4)
Loss on sale or disposal of assets - - 0.5
Adjusted EBITDA $20.0 $23.0 $20.0

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