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Trecora Resources Reports Second Quarter 2018 Results

Multi-year, $100+ Million Capital Building Campaign Completed

Conference Call at 10:00 am ET Tomorrow, August 2, 2018

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SUGAR LAND, Texas, Aug. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Trecora Resources (NYSE:TREC) a leading provider of high purity specialty hydrocarbons and waxes, today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018.

TREC owns and operates a facility in southeast Texas which specializes in high purity hydrocarbons and other petrochemical manufacturing. TREC also owns and operates a leading manufacturer of specialty polyethylene waxes and provider of custom processing services located in the heart of the Petrochemical complex in Pasadena, Texas. In addition, TREC is a 35% owner of Al Masane Al Kobra Mining Co. For more information please access TREC's website at Trecora.com. (PRNewsFoto/Trecora Resources) (PRNewsfoto/Trecora Resources)

"Second quarter results reflect improved execution and continued strong demand at Trecora Chemical while South Hampton Resources endured several customer-based production disruptions that impacted sales volume in the quarter," said Simon Upfill-Brown, president and CEO. "Reduced operating leverage resulting from lower volume, combined with higher operating expenses, including non-recurring expenses related to the commissioning of the Advanced Reformer, pressured reported margins in the quarter; however, we expect those headwinds to lessen over the balance of the year. In addition, we are continuing price leadership efforts to mitigate the pressures in many parts of our business, including higher feedstock costs.

"We have taken many positive steps in recent months to enhance our production capabilities and improve our organizational structure as we focus on operational execution and build a platform for growth," continued Upfill-Brown. "We have taken a methodical approach to change with an emphasis on safety, and I am pleased with our progress, but we have more work to do. Recent executive appointments will help reinforce our operational transformation, and a renewed focus on driving value and volume will solidify our competitive position in the marketplace.

"Having recently completed our multi-year capital building campaign with the safe and successful commissioning of our Advanced Reformer, we expect to leverage a strong competitive position, new, advanced production facilities and a supportive market to drive revenue and significantly grow adjusted EBITDA," concluded Upfill-Brown. "In addition, with no large capital projects on the horizon, we expect annual cash capital requirements to decline to a range of $6 - $8 million per year allowing incremental cash generated by the business to reduce leverage and strengthen our balance sheet. I am confident we are well positioned to deliver reliable production for customers and solid returns to shareholders."

Subsequent Events
On July 31, 2018, the Company took advantage of a strong credit market to amend and extend its Credit Facility.  As a result, the Company extended its debt maturity to July 2023, increased the size of its Revolving Facility to $75 million from $60 million, lowered its borrowing costs and received less restrictive covenants from lenders.

Second Quarter 2018 Financial Results
Total revenue in the second quarter was $68.1 million, compared with $62.1 million in the second quarter of 2017, an increase of 9.6%. The increase in reported revenue was driven by a 17.0% increase in the average sales price of petrochemical products, partially offset by a 5.3% decline in petrochemical sales volume, in each case, compared with the second quarter of 2017. The higher average sales price was offset by a 34% year-over-year increase in the average per-gallon cost of petrochemical feedstock, which is the basis for the formula pricing for about 65% of the Company's petrochemical product sales. Since formula pricing is based upon prior month feedstock averages, sales price increases tend to lag behind higher feedstock costs resulting in lower  margins in the period.  

Gross profit in the second quarter was $8.1 million, or 12.0% of total revenues, compared with $11.1 million, or 17.9% of total revenues, in the second quarter of 2017. Operating income for the second quarter was $3.4 million, compared with operating income of $5.2 million for the second quarter of 2017.

Net income for the second quarter was $2.2 million, or $0.09 per diluted share1, compared with $0.8 million, or $0.03 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2017. Adjusted net income for the quarter was $2.0 million, or $0.08 per diluted share. Reported net income in the second quarter of 2018 reflected equity in earnings of AMAK of $0.2 million, or an estimated $0.01 per diluted share on an after-tax basis. Net income in the second quarter of 2017 reflected an equity in losses for AMAK of $3.3 million, or an estimated impact of $(0.09) per diluted share on an after-tax basis. Net income margin for the second quarter was 3.3% as compared to 1.3% for the second quarter of 2017.

Adjusted EBITDA in the quarter was $6.2 million, representing a 9.1% margin, compared with Adjusted EBITDA of $8.4 million, representing a 13.5% margin for the same period a year ago.

South Hampton Resources (Specialty Petrochemical Segment)
Petrochemical volume in the second quarter was 19.7 million gallons, compared with 20.8 million gallons in the second quarter of 2017. Prime product volume in the second quarter of 2018 was 16.1 million gallons, compared with 16.3 million gallons in the second quarter of 2017. Byproduct volume, which is sold at significantly lower margins than prime products, decreased 35.4% sequentially and 19.8% year-over-year, to 3.6 million gallons. Margins were compressed due to higher feedstock costs and higher operating expenses including higher costs for labor, maintenance and freight.  Some of the increase in costs were non-recurring expenses related to the commissioning of the Advanced Reformer.  Byproduct margins were higher compared to the second quarter of 2017.  Net income margin for the second quarter was 5.1% as compared to 8.5% for the second quarter of 2017.

International volume represented 21.5% of total petrochemical volume during the quarter, down from 24.9% sequentially and 22.1% from the second quarter of 2017.

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1 Based on 25.0 million shares outstanding.

 

  Dollar amounts in thousands/rounding may apply

THREE MONTHS ENDED



JUNE 30,



2018

2017

% Change

  Product sales

$56,135

$50,508

11%

  Processing fees

1,685

2,071

(19%)

  Gross revenues

$57,820

$52,579

10%

  Operating profit before depreciation and amortization

6,095

8,761

(30%)

  Operating profit

4,440

7,217

(38%)

  Profit before taxes

3,859

6,598

(42%)

  Depreciation and amortization

1,655

1,544

7%

  EBITDA

6,125

8,755

(30%)

  Capital expenditures

3,529

9,021

(61%)

Trecora Chemical (Specialty Wax Segment)
In the second quarter, TC generated revenues of $10.3 million, up 7.9% from $9.5 million in the second quarter of 2017.  TC revenue included $7.4 million of wax product sales, up 14.2%, and $2.9 million of custom processing fees, down 5.8%, when compared with the second quarter of 2017.  Strong wax sales driven by enhanced sales mix as well as greater sales volume was partially offset by lower custom processing revenues. Net income margin for the second quarter was (4.9%) as compared to (2.8%) for the second quarter of 2017.

EBITDA in the second quarter was $1.1 million, compared with $0.8 million in the second quarter of 2017.  

Dollar amounts in thousands/rounding may apply

THREE MONTHS ENDED



JUNE 30,



2018

2017

%
Change

  Product sales

$7,434

$6,508

14%

  Processing fees

2,852

3,028

(6%)

  Gross revenues

$10,286

$9,536

8%

  Operating profit before depreciation and amortization

1,164

810

44%

  Operating loss

(201)

(198)

(2%)

  Profit (loss) before taxes

(506)

(269)

(88%)

  Depreciation and amortization

1,365

1,008

35%

  EBITDA

1,140

802

42%

  Capital expenditures

877

4,931

(82%)

Al Masane Al Kobra Mining Company (AMAK)
Trecora reported equity in earnings of AMAK of approximately $0.2 million and AMAK net loss of approximately $0.3 million during the second quarter of 2018.
AMAK generated net income before depreciation and amortization of $8.0 million compared to a net loss before depreciation and amortization of $3.3 million in the second quarter of 2017.  

Year-to-Date 2018 Results 
Total revenue for the six months ended June 30, 2018 was $139.8 million, compared with revenue of $117.7 million in the first six months of 2017.

Gross profit for the first six months of 2018 was $18.3 million, compared with $21.7 million in the same period in 2017. Gross profit margin in the first six months of 2018 was 13.1%, compared with 18.5% in the same period in 2017.

Net income for the first six months of 2018 was $4.6 million, compared with $2.3 million in the same period of 2017. Diluted EPS was $0.18, compared with $0.09 in the same period of 2017. Net income in the first half of 2018 was positively affected by equity in earnings of AMAK of $0.5 million, or $0.01 per diluted share on an after tax basis. In the first half of 2017, net income was negatively affected by equity in losses of AMAK of $4.3 million, or $(0.11) per diluted share on an after-tax basis. Net income margin for the first half of 2018 was 3.3% as compared to 2.0% for the first half of 2017.

Adjusted EBITDA for the first six months of 2018 was $13.4 million, compared with $15.7 million in the same period in 2017. Adjusted EBITDA margin in the first six months of 2018 was 9.6%, compared with 13.4% in the same period of 2017.

South Hampton Resources (Specialty Petrochemical Segment)
Petrochemical volume in the first half was 43.0 million gallons, compared with 38.2 million gallons in the first half of 2017. Prime product volume in the first half of 2018 was 33.7 million gallons, compared with 30.2 million gallons in the first half of 2017. Byproduct volume, which is sold at lower margins, was up 16.4% year-over-year to 9.3 million gallons.  Margins were compressed due to higher feedstock costs and higher operating expenses including higher costs for labor, maintenance and freight.  Some of the increase in costs were non-recurring expenses related to the commissioning of the Advanced Reformer. Net income margin for the first half of 2018 was 6.6% as compared to 8.6% for the first half of 2017.

International volume represented 23.4% of total petrochemical volume during the first half of 2018.

Dollar amount in thousands – rounding may apply

SIX MONTHS ENDED




JUNE 30,




2018

2017

% Change

  Product sales

$ 116,420

$ 94,899

23%

  Processing fees

3,713

3,559

4%

  Net revenues

120,133

98,458

22%

  Operating profit before depreciation and amortization

14,488

16,975

(15%)

  Operating profit

11,119

13,875

(20%)

  Profit before taxes

9,913

12,601

(21%)

  Depreciation and amortization

3,369

3,100

9%

  EBITDA

14,515

16,949

(14%)

  Capital expenditures

13,812

17,777

(22%)

Trecora Chemical (Specialty Wax Segment)
In the first half of 2018, TC generated revenues of $19.9 million, up 3.6% from $19.2 million for the first half of 2017. Net income margin for the first half of 2018 was (8.5%) as compared to (2.9%) for the first half of 2017.

Dollar amount in thousands – rounding may apply

SIX MONTHS ENDED



JUNE 30,



2018

2017

% Change

  Product sales

$ 13,817

$ 13,016

6%

  Processing fees

6,064

6,183

(2%)

  Net revenues

19,881

19,199

4%

  Operating profit before depreciation and amortization

1,554

1,555

(0%)

  Operating profit (loss)

(1,115)

(469)

(138%)

  Profit (loss) before taxes

(1,687)

(559)

(202%)

  Depreciation and amortization

2,669

2,024

32%

  EBITDA

1,519

1,528

(1%)

  Capital expenditures

1,622

10,056

(84%)

Earnings Call
Tomorrow's conference call and presentation slides will be simulcast live on the Internet, and can be accessed on the investor relations section of the Company's website at http://www.trecora.com or at http://public.viavid.com/index.php?id=130127. A replay of the call will also be available through the same link.

To participate via telephone, callers should dial in five to ten minutes prior to the 10:00 am Eastern start time; domestic callers (U.S. and Canada) should call 1-888-394-8218 or 1-323-794-2588 if calling internationally, using the conference ID 7223033. To listen to the playback, please call 1-844-512-2921 if calling within the United States or 1-412-317-6671 if calling internationally. Use pin number 7223033 for the replay.

Use of Non-GAAP Measures
The Company reports its financial results in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"). This press release contains the non-GAAP measures: EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA Margin, and Adjusted Net Income. We define EBITDA as net income plus interest expense including derivative gains and losses, income taxes, depreciation and amortization.  We define Adjusted EBITDA as EBITDA plus share-based compensation, plus or minus equity in AMAK's earnings and losses or gains from equity issuances and plus or minus gains or losses on acquisitions.  We define Adjusted Net Income as net income plus or minus tax effected equity in AMAK's earnings and losses and plus or minus tax effected gains or losses on acquisitions.  These measures are not measures of financial performance or liquidity under U.S. GAAP and should be considered in addition to, not as a substitute for, net income (loss), nor as an indicator of cash flows reported in accordance with U.S. GAAP. These measures are used as supplemental financial measures by management and external users of our financial statements such as investors, banks, research analysts and others.  We believe that these non-GAAP measures are useful as they exclude transactions not related to our core cash operating activities.

Forward-Looking Statements
Statements in this press release that are not historical facts are forward looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are based upon our belief, as well as, assumptions made by and information currently available to us. Because such statements are based upon expectations as to future economic performance and are not statements of fact, actual results may differ from those projected. These risks, as well as others, are discussed in greater detail in Trecora Resources' filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Trecora Resources' Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017, and the Company's subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. All forward-looking statements included in this press release are based upon information available to the Company as of the date of this press release.

About Trecora Resources (TREC)
TREC owns and operates a facility located in southeast Texas, just north of Beaumont, which specializes in high purity hydrocarbons and other petrochemical manufacturing. TREC also owns and operates a leading manufacturer of specialty polyethylene waxes and provider of custom processing services located in the heart of the Petrochemical complex in Pasadena, Texas. In addition, the Company is the original developer and a 33.4% owner of Al Masane Al Kobra Mining Co., a Saudi Arabian joint stock company.

Investor Relations Contact:
Jean Marie Young
The Piacente Group, Inc.
212-481-2050
trecora@tpg-ir.com  

TRECORA RESOURCES AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS



JUNE 30,

2018

 (unaudited)

DECEMBER
31,

2017

ASSETS

(thousands of dollars)

 Current Assets



  Cash

$  3,387

$  3,028

  Trade receivables, net

26,467

25,779

  Insurance receivable

493

--

  Inventories

17,003

18,450

  Prepaid expenses and other assets

5,188

4,424

  Taxes receivable

1,291

5,584

          Total current assets

53,829

57,265




  Plant, pipeline and equipment, net

192,084

181,742




  Goodwill

21,798

21,798

  Intangible assets, net

19,877

20,808

  Investment in AMAK

45,452

45,125

  Mineral properties in the United States

588

588




     TOTAL ASSETS

$ 333,628

$ 327,326

LIABILITIES



  Current Liabilities



    Accounts payable

$  11,927

$  18,347

    Accrued liabilities

5,638

3,961

    Current portion of post-retirement benefit

28

305

    Current portion of long-term debt

8,061

8,061

    Current portion of other liabilities

916

870

          Total current liabilities

26,570

31,544




  Long-term debt, net of current portion

97,015

91,021

  Post-retirement benefit, net of current portion

365

897

  Other liabilities, net of current portion

1,297

1,611

  Deferred income taxes

18,315

17,242

     Total liabilities

143,562

142,315




EQUITY



  Common stock‑authorized 40 million shares of $.10 par value; issued 24.5 million in 2018 and 2017 and outstanding 24.3 million shares in 2018 and 2017

2,451

2,451

  Additional paid-in capital

56,365

56,012

  Common stock in treasury, at cost

(61)

(196)

  Retained earnings

131,022

126,455

  Total Trecora Resources Stockholders' Equity

189,777

184,722

  Noncontrolling Interest

289

289

   Total equity

190,066

185,011




     TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

$ 333,628

$ 327,326

 

TRECORA RESOURCES AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (UNAUDITED)



THREE MONTHS ENDED


SIX MONTHS ENDED


JUNE 30,


JUNE 30,


2018

2017


2018

2017


(thousands of dollars)


(thousands of dollars)

REVENUES






  Petrochemical and Product Sales

$ 63,569

$ 57,016


$ 130,268

$ 107,915

  Processing Fees

4,537

5,099


9,579

9,742


68,106

62,115


139,847

117,657







OPERATING COSTS AND EXPENSES






  Cost of  Sales and Processing






(including depreciation and amortization of $2,837, $2,363, $5,667, and $4,746, respectively)

59,964

51,008


121,565

95,932







   GROSS PROFIT

8,142

11,107


18,282

21,725







GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES






  General and Administrative

4,554

5,740


10,889

11,961

  Depreciation

191

205


387

410


4,745

5,945


11,276

12,371







OPERATING INCOME

3,397

5,162


7,006

9,354







OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE)






  Interest Income

14

--


21

--

  Interest Expense

(815)

(678)


(1,693)

(1,314)

  Equity in Earnings (Losses) of AMAK

228

(3,298)


458

(4,264)

  Miscellaneous Expense

(13)

(22)


(39)

(64)


(586)

(3,998)


(1,253)

(5,642)







  INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES

2,811

1,164


5,753

3,712







  INCOME TAXES

596

332


1,186

1,393







  NET INCOME

2,215

832


4,567

2,319







 NET LOSS ATTRIBUTABLE TO NONCONTROLLING INTEREST

--

--


--

--







 NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO TRECORA RESOURCES

$ 2,215

$  832


$ 4,567

$ 2,319







Basic Earnings per Common Share






  Net Income Attributable to Trecora Resources (dollars)

$ 0.09

$ 0.03


$ 0.19

$ 0.10







  Basic Weighted Average Number of Common Shares Outstanding

24,370

24,256


24,354

24,248







Diluted Earnings per Common Share






  Net Income Attributable to Trecora Resources (dollars)

$ 0.09

$ 0.03


$ 0.18

$ 0.09







  Diluted Weighted Average Number of Common Shares Outstanding

25,014

25,034


25,119

25,044

 

TRECORA RESOURCES AND SUBSIDIARIES

RECONCILIATION OF SELECTED GAAP MEASURES TO NON-GAAP MEASURES(1)


Adjusted EBITDA Margin

(rounding may apply)



THREE MONTHS ENDED 6/30/18


THREE MONTHS ENDED 6/30/17


TC

SHR

CORP

TREC


TC

SHR

CORP

TREC

NET INCOME (LOSS)

$(506)

$2,928

$(207)

$2,215


$(269)

$4,477

$(3,376)

$832

Interest

281

612

(78)

815


63

613

2

678

Taxes

-

930

(334)

596


-

2,121

(1,789)

332

Depreciation and amortization

22

161

8

191


21

168

16

205

Depreciation and amortization in cost of sales

1,343

1,494

-

2,837


987

1,376

-

2,363

EBITDA

1,140

6,125

(611)

6,654


802

8,755

(5,147)

4,410

Share based compensation

-

-

(220)

(220)


-

-

656

656

Equity in losses (earnings) of AMAK

-

-

(228)

(228)


-

-

3,298

3,298

Adjusted EBITDA

$1,140

$6,125

$(1,059)

$6,206


$802

$8,755

$(1,193)

$8,364











Revenue

10,286

57,820


68,106


9,536

52,579


62,115

Adjusted EBITDA Margin

11.1%

10.6%


9.1%


9.8%

16.7%


13.5%

(adjusted EBITDA/revenue)





















SIX MONTHS ENDED 6/30/18


SIX MONTHS ENDED 6/30/17


TC

SHR

CORP

TREC


TC

SHR

CORP

TREC

NET INCOME (LOSS)

$(1,687)

$7,898

$(1,644)

$4,567


$(559)

$8,459

$(5,581)

$2,319

Interest

537

1,233

(77)

1,693


63

1,248

3

1,314

Taxes

-

2,015

(829)

1,186


-

4,142

(2,749)

1,393

Depreciation and amortization

44

327

16

387


42

335

32

409

Depreciation and amortization in cost of sales

2,625

3,042

-

5,667


1,982

2,765

-

4,747

EBITDA

1,519

14,515

(2,534)

13,500


1,528

16,949

(8,295)

10,182

Share based compensation

-

-

372

372


-

-

1,289

1,289

Equity in losses (earnings) of AMAK

-

-

(458)

(458)


-

-

4,264

4,264

Adjusted EBITDA

$1,519

$14,515

$(2,620)

$13,414


$1,528

$16,949

$(2,742)

$15,735











Revenue

19,881

120,132

(166)

139,847


19,199

98,458


117,657

Adjusted EBITDA Margin

7.6%

12.1%


9.6%


8.0%

17.2%


13.4%

(adjusted EBITDA/revenue)










 

Adjusted Net Income and Estimated EPS Impact

(rounding may apply)



Three months ended

 June 30,


Six months ended

 June 30,


2018

2017


2018

2017

Net Income

$ 2,215

$ 832


$ 4,567

$ 2,319







        Equity in losses (earnings) of AMAK

$ (228)

$    3,298


$    (458)

$    4,264

    Taxes at statutory rate of 21%  and 35%, respectively

48

(1,154)


96

(1,492)

    Tax effected equity in losses (earnings)

(180)

2,144


(362)

2,772

Adjusted Net Income

$ 2,035

$ 2,976


$ 4,205

$ 5,091

Diluted weighted average number of shares

25,014

25,034


25,119

25,044

Estimated effect on diluted EPS






 (-tax effected equity in AMAK/diluted weighted average number of shares)

$0.01

($0.09)


$0.01

($0.11)


(1)This press release includes non-GAAP measures. Our non-GAAP measures are not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for comparable GAAP measures and should be read only in conjunction with our consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP.

 

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