DowDuPont Reports First Quarter 2018 Results

Press-Release | January 31, 2019
 
 
 
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DowDuPont reports first quarter 2018 results
  • GAAP EPS from Continuing Operations of $0.47; Adj. EPS Increases 7% to $1.12
  • GAAP Net Income from Continuing Operations of $1.1B; Op. EBITDA Up 6% to $4.9B
  • Net Sales Rise 5% to $21.5B, driven by Segments Within the Materials Science and Specialty Products Divisions
  • Cost Synergy Savings of >$300MM; Run-Rate Ahead of Plan and Now on Pace to Achieve 75% Run-Rate of $3.3B Commitment by the End of the Third Quarter of 2018
  • DWDP Expects Op. EBITDA up ~15% in 1H18; 2Q Op. EBITDA up in all Divisions: Ag high-30s percent; Materials Science mid-teens percent; Specialty Products ~20%

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                                           First Quarter Financial Highlights

  • GAAP earnings per share from continuing operations was $0.47. Adjusted earnings1 per share increased 7 percent to $1.12, compared with pro forma adjusted earnings per share in the year-ago period of $1.05. Adjusted earnings per share excludes significant items in the quarter totaling net charges of $0.54 per share, as well as an $0.11 per share charge for DuPont amortization of intangible assets.
  • Net sales increased 5 percent to $21.5 billion, with growth in most operating segments and geographic regions, from pro forma net sales of $20.5 billion in the year-ago period. The Materials Science division increased sales 17 percent, with double-digit gains in all segments and gains in all regions. The Specialty Products division increased sales 11 percent, with gains in most segments and all regions. These increases more than offset a decline in Agriculture sales of 25 percent driven by weather-related delays to planting seasons in the Northern Hemisphere and Brazil. Net sales included a 4 percent benefit from currency, primarily from the Euro.
  • Volume declined 2 percent on a pro forma basis from the year-ago period, due to a weather-related shift in Agriculture. The Materials Science division increased volume 8 percent, with gains in most segments and all regions. The Specialty Products division increased volume 3 percent, with gains in all segments and most regions.
  • Local price rose 3 percent on a pro forma basis, led by increases in all regions and most operating segments. Local price increased in each division, led by a 5 percent increase in the Materials Science division.
  • Operating EBITDA1 increased 6 percent on a pro forma basis from the year-ago period to $4.9 billion. The Materials Science division achieved 23 percent operating EBITDA growth, with double-digit gains in all segments. The Specialty Products division delivered 25 percent operating EBITDA growth, with double-digit gains in most segments. Earnings drivers included local price and volume gains in Materials Science and Specialty Products, cost synergies, a benefit from currency, lower pension/OPEB costs2 and higher equity earnings. These gains more than offset a decline in Agriculture due to a weather-related shift impacting seed and crop protection deliveries, higher feedstock costs in the other two divisions and planned maintenance and weather-related outages in Materials Science.
  • The Company achieved cost synergy savings of more than $300 million in the first quarter, ahead of its run-rate plan and now on pace to deliver a 75 percent run-rate against its $3.3 billion cost synergy commitment by the end of the third quarter of 2018.
  • DowDuPont returned nearly $2 billion to shareholders in the quarter through dividends ($0.9 billion) and share repurchases ($1 billion).

                                                      CEO Quote

“We delivered solid first-quarter sales and operating earnings gains, while our teams advanced the intended business separations,” said Ed Breen, chief executive officer of DowDuPont. “The Materials Science and Specialty Products divisions delivered better-than-expected top- and bottom-line growth with higher prices and volume gains, including value adding product innovations. Their growth more than offset weather-related delays that are expected to shift a substantial portion of our Agriculture earnings to the second quarter. All three divisions hit their cost synergy targets, producing savings of over $300 million as we build momentum on our $3.3 billion in cost synergies and put more focus on the $1 billion in growth synergies. And we continue to expect Materials Science to spin by the end of the first quarter of 2019, with Agriculture and Specialty Products separating by June 1, 2019. These will be three world-class companies equipped to further their leadership positions in attractive growth markets.”

                                          First Quarter Division Highlights

Materials Science

  • First quarter net sales increased 17 percent to $12.0 billion versus pro forma net sales in the year-ago period, with double-digit gains in all segments and gains in all regions. Volume grew 8 percent, local price rose 5 percent and currency improved 4 percent.
  • First quarter Operating EBITDA grew 23 percent to $2.6 billion versus pro forma operating EBITDA in the same quarter last year, with double-digit gains in all segments.
  • Equity earnings improved $53 million, driven by improvements from Sadara and the Kuwait joint ventures, which more than offset a reduction at the Thai joint ventures and the HSC Group.

Performance Materials & Coatings

Performance Materials & Coatings reported net sales of $2.3 billion, up 12 percent versus pro forma net sales of $2.1 billion in the year-ago period. Sales rose in all regions, with double-digit increases in Asia Pacific and EMEA. Local price increased 9 percent, with gains in all regions and in both businesses. Volume declined 1 percent versus the year-ago period and currency benefited sales by 4 percent.

Consumer Solutions delivered double-digit sales growth, driven by double-digit local price gains in most regions; disciplined price/volume management in upstream silicone intermediate products; traction on growth synergies; and robust demand in personal and home care end-markets. Coatings & Performance Monomers achieved high single-digit sales growth, driven by local price increases in all regions in response to higher raw material costs, which more than offset a volume decline due to supply constraints and proactive measures to shed low margin business.

Operating EBITDA increased to $628 million, up 31 percent from pro forma operating EBITDA of $481 million in the year-ago period, primarily due to increased pricing, improved product mix and cost and growth synergies.

Equity earnings for the segment totaled $41 million, compared with pro forma equity earnings of $91 million in the year-ago period. The decline was driven by lower earnings at the HSC Group due to settlements of long-term polysilicon sales agreements that benefited the same quarter last year.

Industrial Intermediates & Infrastructure

Industrial Intermediates & Infrastructure reported net sales of $3.7 billion, up 30 percent versus pro forma net sales of $2.8 billion in the year-ago period. Double-digit sales gains were reported in all regions. Volume grew 14 percent and local price rose 11 percent. Currency benefited sales by 5 percent.

Polyurethanes & CAV delivered robust sales growth on double-digit gains in all regions, driven by local price gains in all regions and volume gains in most regions. Volume growth was particularly strong in Asia Pacific and EMEA, enabled by the contributions from new capacity at the Sadara joint venture. Volume in North America was impacted by weather-related unplanned outages. The business achieved price increases and innovation-led customer wins in downstream, higher-margin systems applications. Merchant sales of methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) and caustic soda also expanded as a result of ongoing tightness in industry supply/demand fundamentals. Industrial Solutions reported a double-digit sales increase on local price gains and volume growth in all regions, driven by new production from the Sadara joint venture. The business reported increased demand for products used in electronic processing and crop protection applications. The business’s volume was also impacted by weather-related unplanned events. Construction Chemicals delivered high single-digit sales growth, led by demand for acrylic-based products in North America, local price increases and a tailwind from currency, which were partly offset by a decline in methyl cellulosics volume in EMEA due to capacity constraints.

Operating EBITDA in the first quarter was $654 million, up 28 percent from pro forma operating EBITDA of $512 million in the year-ago period. Pricing momentum, cost synergies and demand growth, coupled with improved equity earnings, more than offset the impact of weather-related outages along the U.S. Gulf Coast, higher raw material costs and increased maintenance and turnaround activity.

Equity earnings for the segment totaled $149 million, compared with pro forma equity earnings of $73 million in the year-ago period. The year-over-year growth was driven by a reduction in equity losses from the Sadara joint venture, resulting from the operation of new facilities, and higher monoethylene glycol (MEG) pricing that benefited the EQUATE joint venture.

Packaging & Specialty Plastics

The Packaging & Specialty Plastics segment reported net sales of $6.0 billion, up 12 percent from pro forma net sales of $5.4 billion in the year-ago period. The sales gain was driven by volume growth of 8 percent and a currency benefit of 4 percent, primarily in Europe. Local price increases in ethylene derivatives were offset by declines in hydrocarbons prices.

The Packaging and Specialty Plastics business grew volume in all regions on broad-based demand strength, supported by new capacity additions on the U.S. Gulf Coast and increased Sadara production. Local price was up as increases in ethylene derivatives in the Americas more than offset moderate declines in EMEA and Asia Pacific. Notable highlights included double-digit sales gains in all regions, with robust demand growth in food and specialty packaging and industrial and consumer packaging end-markets in Asia Pacific and EMEA, as well as in rigid packaging applications in all regions. The business also delivered strong demand growth in elastomers applications, with double-digit volume gains in Asia Pacific and in hot melt adhesives in EMEA.

Operating EBITDA for the segment totaled $1.3 billion, up 17 percent from pro forma operating EBITDA of $1.1 billion in the year-ago period. Polyethylene price increases; volume gains, including the benefit of increased supply from growth projects; lower commissioning and startup costs; higher equity earnings; and cost synergies more than offset increased feedstock costs.

Equity earnings for the segment were $59 million, up from pro forma equity earnings of $32 million in the year-ago period. Equity earnings in the quarter benefited from a reduction in equity losses from the Sadara joint venture, as well as improved earnings from the Kuwait joint ventures on volume and price gains. These gains more than offset reduced earnings at the Thai joint ventures, where rising feedstock costs compressed margins.

Specialty Products

  • First quarter net sales increased 11 percent to $5.6 billion versus pro forma net sales in the year-ago period, with gains in all regions and in most segments. Volume grew 3 percent, local price rose 2 percent, currency improved 4 percent and portfolio benefited sales by 2 percent.
  • First quarter Operating EBITDA grew 25 percent to $1.6 billion versus pro forma operating EBITDA in the same quarter last year, with gains in all segments.

Electronics & Imaging

Electronics & Imaging delivered net sales of $1.2 billion, a decrease of 1 percent versus pro forma net sales in the year-ago period. Net sales declined as volume growth of 1 percent, local price gains of 1 percent and a 2 percent benefit from currency were more than offset by a 5 percent negative impact from portfolio-related actions (sales of the Display Films and Authentication businesses).

Volume growth in the segment was driven by double-digit gains in semiconductor and interconnect solutions, primarily in Asia Pacific. Increased semiconductor content in end-use applications drove strong demand in both memory and logic market segments. Continued demand for mobile phones and other consumer electronics, as well as industrial applications, drove volume gains in interconnect solutions. Partially offsetting this growth was a decrease in photovoltaic and advanced materials due to declines in trichlorosilane (TCS) as a result of supply constraints and decreases in Tedlar® film and Solamet® paste as module production in China slowed in the quarter. Local price gains were driven by higher metals pricing.

Operating EBITDA for the segment was $357 million, up 9 percent from pro forma operating EBITDA of $327 million in the year-ago period. Lower pension/OPEB costs, cost synergies, volume growth and a benefit from currency more than offset a negative impact from portfolio and higher unit costs.

Nutrition & Biosciences

Nutrition & Biosciences reported net sales of $1.7 billion, an increase of 21 percent from pro forma net sales of $1.4 billion in the year-ago period. The increase was primarily due to a 12 percent net benefit from portfolio, a 4 percent benefit from volume and a 4 percent benefit from currency. Local price increased 1 percent versus the year-ago period. The net positive impact from portfolio-related actions was due to the acquisition of FMC’s Health & Nutrition business.

Volume growth in the segment was led by Nutrition & Health with double-digit gains in probiotics and pharmaceuticals, coupled with increases in systems and texturants in Asia Pacific. Growth in probiotics was driven by increased demand in Asia Pacific and North America. Pharmaceuticals growth was led by increased demand for excipient applications in Asia Pacific and North America. Industrial Biosciences volumes grew on a double-digit improvement in CleanTech led by alkylation offerings in Asia Pacific and EMEA. Demand for microbial control solutions in energy markets and for bioactives in home and personal care applications also contributed to volume growth.

Operating EBITDA for the segment was $418 million, up 32 percent from pro forma operating EBITDA of $317 million in the year-ago period driven by a portfolio benefit, volume growth, cost synergies and lower pension/OPEB costs, partially offset by higher costs due to growth investments.

Transportation & Advanced Polymers

Transportation & Advanced Polymers reported net sales of $1.4 billion, up from pro forma net sales of $1.3 billion in the year-ago period. Net sales growth of 14 percent reflected currency benefits of 6 percent, local price benefits of 5 percent and volume gains of 3 percent. The growth, which came from all regions, was led by strong demand from the transportation and electronics markets. Price increases, mainly in nylon enterprise and polyesters, driven by Zytel®, reflected tight polymer supply and higher feedstock costs.

Volume gains were led by Kalrez® and Vespel® high-performance solutions as demand from the electronics and aerospace markets remained strong. Delrin® and Hytrel® contributed to sales growth in performance resins. Broad-based volume growth was led by Asia Pacific and North America.

Operating EBITDA for the segment totaled $437 million, an increase of 36 percent from pro forma operating EBITDA of $321 million in the year-ago period. Lower pension/OPEB costs, favorable currency, sales gains and cost synergies contributed to the improvement, partly offset by higher raw material costs.

Safety & Construction

Safety and Construction delivered net sales of $1.3 billion, compared with pro forma net sales of $1.2 billion for the year-ago period. Net sales growth of 7 percent was driven by a currency benefit of 4 percent and volume gains of 3 percent. Local price was even with last year’s quarter.

Volume gains in Tyvek® reflected strength in industrial personal protection, graphics and medical packaging. Within aramids, Nomex® volume gains were led by composites and energy solutions, while Kevlar® high-strength materials volume also rose amid strength in industrial personal protection and life protection. In the construction market, Corian® Design also rose, due to volume and favorable mix, while building solutions declined. Volume growth in water solutions came from reverse osmosis and ultra-filtration. Volumes were up across most regions, with the strongest growth in Asia Pacific. Forecast estimates remain strong from the construction market, although inclement weather adversely impacted sales of building products in the United States and Japan in the quarter.

Operating EBITDA for the segment totaled $354 million, an increase of 21 percent from pro forma operating EBITDA of $292 million in the year-ago period. Lower pension/OPEB costs, cost synergies, reliability improvements and favorable currency more than offset higher costs.

Agriculture

  • First quarter net sales decreased 25 percent to $3.8 billion versus pro forma net sales in the year-ago period, driven by weather-related delays in the Northern Hemisphere and Brazil seasons. Volume decreased 28 percent, local price rose 1 percent and currency improved 2 percent.
  • First quarter Operating EBITDA declined 39 percent to $891 million versus pro forma operating EBITDA in the same quarter last year.

Volume declines were driven by weather-related delays to the start of planting seasons in the Northern Hemisphere and Brazil, lower expected planted area in both North America and Brazil, and lower sales in the Brazil safrinha season due to a shift to lower-technology corn driven by the delayed summer season harvest. Agriculture sales declines were partially offset by improvements in sunflower seeds sales in EMEA and growth in global insecticide sales.

Price increases were driven by continuing efforts to capture value in established brands across the crop protection portfolio globally.

Operating EBITDA of $891 million declined 39 percent from $1.5 billion in the prior year. Weather-related selling shifts, lower expected planted area and an unfavorable mix driven by the shortened safrinha season were partially offset by cost synergies, favorable currency, higher selling price in crop protection and lower pension/OPEB costs.

                                                                    Outlook

“The global economy continues to show solid momentum and broad-based growth, driven by consumer-led demand in both developed and developing economies,” said Howard Ungerleider, chief financial officer of DowDuPont. “There are discrete headwinds, including continued volatility in our input costs and weather-related softness in agriculture. However, leading indicators from manufacturing output, to improving energy markets, to employment and consumer spending remain largely positive, reflecting increased economic activity.”

“Our portfolio benefits from these macro trends, and we see our innovations and growth investments driving above-market growth. We see this strength continuing into the second quarter. We expect second quarter net sales to be up more than 10 percent and operating EBITDA up more than 20 percent year-over-year.”

“Looking ahead, the DowDuPont team remains focused on our priorities: delivering our operating and financial plan, including executing on our growth projects and innovation launches; achieving our synergy targets; and standing and spinning the intended companies on our stated timeline.”

Conference Call

The Company will host a live webcast of its first quarter earnings conference call with investors to discuss its results, business outlook and other matters today at 8:00 a.m. ET. The slide presentation that accompanies the conference call will be posted on the DowDuPont Investor Relations events and presentations page. A replay of the webcast will also be available on the investor events and presentations page of www.dow-dupont.com.

  1.    Adjusted earnings per share, Pro forma adjusted earnings per share, Operating EBITDA and Pro forma operating EBITDA are non-GAAP measures. See page 9 for further discussion. First quarter 2017 information is on a pro forma basis and was determined in accordance with Article 11 of Regulation S-X. 
  2.    Pension/OPEB (other post employment benefit plans) costs include all components of net periodic benefit cost from continuing operations.      

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Discussion of segment revenue, operating EBITDA and price/volume metrics on a divisional basis for Agriculture is based on the results of the Agriculture segment; for Materials Science is based on the combined results of the Performance Materials & Coatings segment, the Industrial Intermediates & Infrastructure segment and the Packaging & Specialty Plastics segment; and for Specialty Products is based on the combined results of the Electronics & Imaging segment, the Nutrition and Biosciences segment, the Transportation & Advanced Polymers segment and the Safety & Construction segment. The Corporate segment is not included in the division metrics. The segment disclosures have been presented in this manner for informational purposes only and should not be viewed as an indication of each division’s current or future operating results on a standalone basis assuming completion of the Intended Business Separations.

  •         DowDuPont Inc. Consolidated Statements of Income         In millions, except per share amounts (Unaudited)   Three Months Ended  

    Mar 31, 
    2018

       

    Mar 31, 
    2017

    Net sales   $ 21,510     $ 13,230   Cost of sales   16,315     10,194   Research and development expenses   768     419   Selling, general and administrative expenses   1,714     759   Amortization of intangibles   474     155   Restructuring and asset related charges (credits) - net   262     (1 ) Integration and separation costs   457     109   Equity in earnings of nonconsolidated affiliates   257     196   Sundry income (expense) - net   115     (444 ) Interest expense and amortization of debt discount   350     219   Income from continuing operations before income taxes   1,542     1,128   Provision for income taxes on continuing operations   389     213   Income from continuing operations, net of tax   1,153     915   Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax   (5 )     Net income   1,148     915   Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests   44     27   Net income available for DowDuPont Inc. common stockholders   $ 1,104     $ 888               Per common share data:           Earnings per common share from continuing operations - basic   $ 0.47     $ 0.74   Loss per common share from discontinued operations - basic         Earnings per common share - basic   $ 0.47     $ 0.74   Earnings per common share from continuing operations - diluted   $ 0.47     $ 0.72   Loss per common share from discontinued operations - diluted         Earnings per common share - diluted   $ 0.47     $ 0.72               Dividends declared per share of common stock   $ 0.38     $ 0.46   Weighted-average common shares outstanding - basic   2,317.0     1,202.5   Weighted-average common shares outstanding - diluted   2,334.3     1,222.1  
  • Note:   The consolidated statement of income for the three months ended March 31, 2018, reflects the results of Dow and DuPont and the consolidated statement of income for the three months ended March 31, 2017, reflects the results of Dow.
  •             DowDuPont Inc. Consolidated Balance Sheets             In millions, except per share amounts (Unaudited)  

    Mar 31, 
    2018

       

    Dec 31, 
    2017

    Assets           Current Assets           Cash and cash equivalents (variable interest entities restricted - 2018: $140; 2017: $107)   $ 10,281     $ 13,438   Marketable securities   257     956   Accounts and notes receivable:           Trade (net of allowance for doubtful receivables - 2018: $171; 2017: $127)   14,378     11,314   Other   5,410     5,579   Inventories   17,457     16,992   Other current assets   1,950     1,614   Total current assets   49,733     49,893   Investments           Investment in nonconsolidated affiliates   5,182     5,336   Other investments (investments carried at fair value - 2018: $1,697; 2017: $1,512)   2,633     2,564   Noncurrent receivables   692     680   Total investments   8,507     8,580   Property           Property   74,329     73,304   Less accumulated depreciation   38,253     37,057   Net property (variable interest entities restricted - 2018: $869; 2017: $907)   36,076     36,247   Other Assets           Goodwill   60,493     59,527   Other intangible assets (net of accumulated amortization - 2018: $6,024; 2017: $5,550)   32,966     33,274   Deferred income tax assets   1,754     1,869   Deferred charges and other assets   2,912     2,774   Total other assets   98,125     97,444   Total Assets   $ 192,441     $ 192,164   Liabilities and Equity           Current Liabilities           Notes payable   $ 2,411     $ 1,948   Long-term debt due within one year   2,707     2,067   Accounts payable:           Trade   8,754     9,134   Other   4,376     3,727   Income taxes payable   889     843   Accrued and other current liabilities   7,480     8,409   Total current liabilities   26,617     26,128   Long-Term Debt (variable interest entities nonrecourse - 2018: $225; 2017: $249)   29,343     30,056   Other Noncurrent Liabilities           Deferred income tax liabilities   6,113     6,266   Pension and other postretirement benefits - noncurrent   18,225     18,581   Asbestos-related liabilities - noncurrent   1,207     1,237   Other noncurrent obligations   8,012     7,969   Total other noncurrent liabilities   33,557     34,053   Stockholders' Equity          

    Common stock (authorized 5,000,000,000 shares of $0.01 par value each;
    issued 2018: 2,348,787,059 shares; 2017: 2,341,455,518 shares)

      23     23   Additional paid-in capital   81,518     81,257   Retained earnings   29,366     29,211   Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (7,497 )   (8,972 ) Unearned ESOP shares   (150 )   (189 ) Treasury stock at cost (2018: 28,241,499 shares; 2017: 14,123,049 shares)   (2,000 )   (1,000 ) DowDuPont's stockholders' equity   101,260     100,330   Noncontrolling interests   1,664     1,597   Total equity   102,924     101,927   Total Liabilities and Equity   $ 192,441     $ 192,164  
  •         DowDuPont Inc. Pro Forma Consolidated Statements of Income             Three Months Ended In millions, except per share amounts (Unaudited)  

    Mar 31, 
    2018

     

    Mar 31, 
    2017

      As Reported   Pro Forma Net sales   $ 21,510   $ 20,467   Cost of sales 1   16,315   14,433   Research and development expenses 1   768   781   Selling, general and administrative expenses 1   1,714   1,810   Amortization of intangibles   474   428   Restructuring and asset related charges - net   262   151   Integration and separation costs   457   242   Equity in earnings of nonconsolidated affiliates   257   208   Sundry income (expense) - net 1   115   (347 ) Interest expense and amortization of debt discount   350   273   Income from continuing operations before income taxes   1,542   2,210   Provision for income taxes on continuing operations   389   281   Income from continuing operations, net of tax   1,153   1,929   Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests   44   37   Net income from continuing operations available for DowDuPont Inc. common stockholders   $ 1,109   $ 1,892             Per common share data:         Earnings per common share from continuing operations - basic   $ 0.47   $ 0.82   Earnings per common share from continuing operations - diluted   $ 0.47   $ 0.81             Weighted-average common shares outstanding - basic   2,317.0   2,315.7   Weighted-average common shares outstanding - diluted   2,334.3   2,341.2  
  • 1.   Amounts shown in the pro forma consolidated statement of income for the three months ended March 31, 2017, have been updated from the Company's Current Report on Form 8-K dated October 26, 2017, to reflect reclassifications required under Accounting Standards Update 2017-07, "Compensation - Retirement Benefits (Topic 715): Improving the Presentation of Net Periodic Pension Cost and Net Periodic Postretirement Benefit Cost," which was adopted on January 1, 2018 and required retrospective application.
  •       DowDuPont Inc. Net Sales by Segment and Geographic Region       Net Sales by Segment and Geographic Region   Three Months Ended     Mar 31, 2018   Mar 31, 2017 In millions (Unaudited)   As Reported   Pro Forma Agriculture   $ 3,808   $ 5,049 Performance Materials & Coatings   2,304   2,063 Industrial Intermediates & Infrastructure   3,715   2,847 Packaging & Specialty Plastics   6,010   5,382 Electronics & Imaging   1,153   1,164 Nutrition & Biosciences   1,720   1,424 Transportation & Advanced Polymers   1,425   1,251 Safety & Construction   1,299   1,213 Corporate   76   74 Total   $ 21,510   $ 20,467 U.S. & Canada   $ 7,909   $ 8,715 EMEA 1   6,919   5,808 Asia Pacific   4,790   4,074 Latin America   1,892   1,870 Total   $ 21,510   $ 20,467
  •       Pro Forma Net Sales Variance by Segment, Geographic Region and Division   Three Months Ended Mar 31, 2018  

    Local 
    Price & 
    Product 
    Mix

      Currency   Volume  

    Portfolio / 
    Other 2

      Total Percent change from prior year           Agriculture   1 %   2 %   (28 )%   %   (25 )% Performance Materials & Coatings   9     4     (1 )       12   Industrial Intermediates & Infrastructure   11     5     14         30   Packaging & Specialty Plastics       4     8         12   Electronics & Imaging   1     2     1     (5 )   (1 ) Nutrition & Biosciences   1     4     4     12     21   Transportation & Advanced Polymers   5     6     3         14   Safety & Construction       4     3         7   Total   3 %   4 %   (2 )%   %   5 % U.S. & Canada   2 %   %   (12 )%   1 %   (9 )% EMEA 1   4     11     3     1     19   Asia Pacific   3     3     12         18   Latin America   5         (5 )   1     1   Total   3 %   4 %   (2 )%   %   5 % Agriculture   1 %   2 %   (28 )%   %   (25 )% Materials Science   5     4     8         17   Specialty Products   2     4     3     2     11   Total   3 %   4 %   (2 )%   %   5 %
  • 1.   Europe, Middle East and Africa. 2.   Pro forma net sales for Agriculture excludes sales related to the November 30, 2017, divestiture of a portion of Dow AgroSciences' corn seed business in Brazil for the period January 1, 2017 through March 31, 2017. Pro forma net sales for Packaging & Specialty Plastics excludes sales related to the September 1, 2017, divestiture of the global Ethylene Acrylic Acid ("EAA") copolymers and ionomers business for the period January 1, 2017 through March 31, 2017. Portfolio & Other includes sales for the acquisition of the H&N Business acquired on November 1, 2017, impacting Nutrition & Biosciences. Portfolio & Other also reflects the following divestitures: SKC Haas Display Films group of companies (divested June 30, 2017) and the authentication business (divested on January 6, 2017), both impacting Electronics & Imaging; and, the divestiture of the global food safety diagnostic business (divested February 28, 2017), impacting Nutrition & Biosciences.
  •       DowDuPont Inc. Selected Financial Information and Non-GAAP Measures       Operating EBITDA by Segment 1   Three Months Ended     Mar 31, 2018   Mar 31, 2017 In millions (Unaudited)   As Reported   Pro Forma Agriculture   $ 891     $ 1,461   Performance Materials & Coatings   628     481   Industrial Intermediates & Infrastructure   654     512   Packaging & Specialty Plastics   1,301     1,114   Electronics & Imaging   357     327   Nutrition & Biosciences   418     317   Transportation & Advanced Polymers   437     321   Safety & Construction   354     292   Corporate   (169 )   (211 ) Total   $ 4,871     $ 4,614             Equity in Earnings (Losses) of Nonconsolidated Affiliates by Segment 2   Three Months Ended     Mar 31, 2018   Mar 31, 2017 In millions (Unaudited)   As Reported   Pro Forma Agriculture   $ (1 )   $ 4   Performance Materials & Coatings   41     91   Industrial Intermediates & Infrastructure   149     73   Packaging & Specialty Plastics   59     32   Electronics & Imaging   7     6   Nutrition & Biosciences   3     6   Transportation & Advanced Polymers   3       Safety & Construction   5     6   Corporate   (9 )   (10 ) Total   $ 257     $ 208             Reconciliation of "Income from continuing operations, net of tax" to "Operating EBITDA"   Three Months Ended   Mar 31, 2018   Mar 31, 2017 In millions (Unaudited)   As Reported   Pro Forma Income from continuing operations, net of tax   $ 1,153     $ 1,929   + Provision for income taxes on continuing operations   389     281   Income from continuing operations before income taxes   $ 1,542     $ 2,210   + Depreciation and amortization   1,484     1,368   - Interest income 3   55     49   + Interest expense and amortization of debt discount   350     273   - Foreign exchange gains (losses), net 3, 4   (98 )   (85 ) - Significant items 5   (1,452 )   (727 ) Operating EBITDA 1   $ 4,871     $ 4,614  
  • 1.   The Company uses Operating EBITDA (for the three months ended March 31, 2018) and Pro Forma Operating EBITDA (for the three months ended March 31, 2017), as its measure of profit/loss for segment reporting. The Company defines Operating EBITDA as earnings (i.e., “Income from continuing operations before income taxes”) before interest, depreciation, amortization and foreign exchange gains (losses), excluding the impact of significant items. Pro Forma Operating EBITDA is defined as pro forma earnings (i.e., pro forma “Income from continuing operations before income taxes”) before interest, depreciation, amortization and foreign exchange gains (losses), excluding the impact of adjusted significant items. 2.   Does not exclude the impact of significant items. 3.   Included in "Sundry income (expense) - net." 4.   Excludes a $50 million pretax foreign exchange loss significant item related to adjustments to foreign currency exchange contracts for the change in the U.S. tax rate. 5.   For the three months ended March 31, 2017, significant items exclude the impact of one-time transaction costs directly attributable to the Merger and reflected in the pro forma adjustments.
  •   DowDuPont Inc. Selected Financial Information and Non-GAAP Measures   Significant Items Impacting Results for the Three Months Ended Mar 31, 2018 In millions, except per share amounts (Unaudited)   Pretax 1  

    Net 
    Income 2

      EPS 3   Income Statement Classification Reported results   $ 1,542     $ 1,109     $ 0.47       Less: Significant items                 Inventory step-up amortization   (703 )   (618 )   (0.26 )   Cost of sales Integration and separation costs   (457 )   (356 )   (0.15 )   Integration and separation costs Restructuring and asset related charges - net   (262 )   (205 )   (0.09 )   Restructuring and asset related charges (credits) - net Gain on sale of business/entity 4   20     15     0.01     Sundry income (expense) - net Income tax related items 5   (50 )   (109 )   (0.05 )   Sundry income (expense) - net ($50 million);

    Provision for income taxes on continuing operations ($71 million)

    Total significant items   $ (1,452 )   $ (1,273 )   $ (0.54 )     Less: DuPont amortization of intangibles   (315 )   (249 )   (0.11 )   Amortization of intangibles Adjusted results (non-GAAP)   $ 3,309     $ 2,631     $ 1.12      
  •   Significant Items Impacting Pro Forma Results for the Three Months Ended Mar 31, 2017 In millions, except per share amounts (Unaudited)   Pretax 1  

    Net 
    Income 2

      EPS 3   Income Statement Classification Pro forma results   $ 2,210     $ 1,892     $ 0.81       Less: Significant items                 Litigation related charges, awards and judgments 6   (469 )   (295 )   (0.12 )   Sundry income (expense) - net Integration and separation costs   (242 )   (162 )   (0.07 )   Integration and separation costs Restructuring and asset related charges - net   (152 )   (100 )   (0.04 )   Restructuring and asset related charges (credits) - net Gain on sale of business/entity 7   162     86     0.04     Sundry income (expense) - net Transaction costs and productivity actions   (26 )   (16 )   (0.01 )   Cost of sales ($23 million);

    Selling, general and administrative

    expenses ($3 million)

    Income tax related items 8       100     0.04     Provision for income taxes on continuing operations Total significant items   $ (727 )   $ (387 )   $ (0.16 )     Less: DuPont amortization of intangibles   (273 )   (186 )   (0.08 )   Amortization of intangibles Adjusted pro forma results (non-GAAP)   $ 3,210     $ 2,465     $ 1.05      
  • 1.   "Income from continuing operations before income taxes" or pro forma "Income from continuing operations before income taxes." 2.   "Net income available for DowDuPont common stockholders" excluding the impact of discontinued operations, or pro forma "Net income from continuing operations available for DowDuPont Inc. common stockholders." The income tax effect on significant items was calculated based upon the enacted tax laws and statutory income tax rates applicable in the tax jurisdiction(s) of the underlying non-GAAP adjustment. 3.   "Earnings per common share from continuing operations - diluted" or pro forma "Earnings per common share from continuing operations - diluted." 4.   Includes a $20 million pretax gain related to Dow's sale of its equity interest in MEGlobal. 5.   Related to effects of U.S. Tax Reform. Impacts include a $50 million pretax foreign exchange loss ($38 million after-tax) related to adjustments to foreign currency exchange contracts for the change in the U.S. tax rate. 6.   Pretax charge for Dow AgroSciences' arbitration matter with Bayer CropScience. 7.   Related to the sale of DuPont's global food safety diagnostics business. 8.   Related to a reduction in DuPont's unrecognized tax benefits and reversal of associated interest, due to the closure of various tax statutes of limitations.
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