Trecora Resources Reports Second Quarter and First Half 2020 Results

SUGAR LAND, Texas, Aug. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Trecora Resources (“Trecora” or the “Company”) (NYSE: TREC), a leading provider of…

SUGAR LAND, Texas, Aug. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Trecora Resources (“Trecora” or the “Company”) (NYSE: TREC), a leading provider of specialty hydrocarbons and specialty waxes, today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2020. 

“Trecora’s second quarter results demonstrate the resiliency of our business and our executional focus, despite the market impacts from COVID-19. Our cash flow from continuing operations of $16.5 million was a $12.1 million improvement from first quarter this year. We ended the second quarter with $78.2 million of debt excluding Paycheck Protection Program loans, $29.9 million of cash and no borrowings on our revolver. Our Company’s debt is at its lowest since the third quarter of 2016,” said Pat Quarles, Trecora’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

“Net loss from continuing operations in the second quarter was $1.9 million while Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations was $4.2 million. Demand for our Specialty Petrochemicals declined in April and May but rebounded in June while margins for these products expanded significantly as our feedstock costs declined throughout the quarter. Our Specialty Waxes business results were weaker than expected due to both exposure to certain durable good end-uses and the impact from falling custom processing revenues in this segment. While our visibility looking forward remains poor, we see demand in Specialty Petrochemicals continuing to improve into the third quarter, while still below pre-pandemic levels.

“Our growth initiative launched in 2020 remains on track to achieve approximately $4 million of annualized incremental EBITDA value creation. With additional inbound projects continuing to develop, we believe the expanding pipeline of projects offer further opportunities for profit improvements ahead.

“Finally, we recently completed the sale of a 975,000 share portion of Trecora’s overall ownership in AMAK. We believe we will complete the sale of our remaining AMAK shares by the end of the third quarter. Coupled with the anticipated receipt of Federal income tax refunds allowed under the CARES Act, we expect our bank debt, net of cash, to be negative. With our strong balance sheet we can better navigate the current market environment as well as prudently consider growth opportunities and drive shareholder value,” concluded Mr. Quarles.

Sami Ahmad, Trecora’s Chief Financial Officer stated, “We have taken a number of measures in the first half of 2020 to strengthen our balance sheet and provide for sufficient liquidity as we progress through this downturn. We fully repaid our revolver balance of $23 million and paid down another $1 million on our Term Loan during the second quarter of 2020. As a result, our bank debt balance as of June 30 was $78.2 million compared to $102.3 million at March 31. We maintained keen attention to costs with a focus on safe and reliable operation of our plants as well as preserving the continuity of our workforce. Cash on the balance sheet stood at approximately $29.9 million at the end of second quarter. Finally, in addition to proceeds from the AMAK share sale we expect to receive approximately $16.5 million in tax refunds in the second half of the year.”

Second Quarter 2020 Financial Results 

Net loss from continuing operations in the second quarter of 2020 was $1.9 million, or $0.07 per diluted share[1], compared to a net income from continuing operations of $2.4 million, or $0.10 per diluted share[2], in the second quarter of 2019. Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations was $4.2 million for the second quarter of 2020, compared with Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations of $9.3 million in the second quarter of 2019. Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations declined due to lower sales volumes for prime products and by-products in our Specialty Petrochemicals segment, as well as lower Specialty Waxes sales revenue, both of which were impacted by COVID-19.

Total revenue in the second quarter of 2020 was $40.7 million compared to $69.4 million in the second quarter of 2019. This 41.4% year-over-year decrease was primarily due to lower sales volumes for prime products and by-products which was impacted by COVID-19. Also, gross revenue was reduced by lower selling prices resulting from the sharp decline in feedstock costs relative to the same period a year ago.

Gross profit in the second quarter of 2020 was $6.2 million, or 15.2% of total revenues, compared to $10.6 million, or 15.2% of total revenues, in the second quarter of 2019. Operating loss in the second quarter of 2020 was $0.3 million compared to operating income of $4.3 million for the second quarter of 2019.

Specialty Petrochemicals  

Specialty Petrochemicals net income from continuing operations was $1.4 million in the second quarter of 2020, compared to net income of $4.7 million in the second quarter of 2019. Specialty Petrochemicals volume in the second quarter of 2020 was 15.3 million gallons, compared to 19.7 million gallons in the first quarter of 2020 and 21.4 million gallons in the second quarter of 2019. Sales volume of our Specialty Petrochemicals products decreased 28.5% year-over-year, due to lower demand from polyethylene end-use markets as well as lower sales to Canadian oil sands customers.

Prime product volume in the second quarter of 2020 was 13.1 million gallons, compared to 16.2 million gallons in the first quarter of 2020 and 17.7 million gallons in the second quarter of 2019. By-product sales volume was 2.3 million gallons in the second quarter of 2020. Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations for Specialty Petrochemicals in the second quarter of 2020 was $5.0 million compared to $10.4 million in the second quarter of 2019.

Dollar amounts in thousands/rounding may apply 

THREE MONTHS ENDED




JUNE 30,




2020

2019

 % Change 

  Product sales 

$31,236

$58,584

(47%)

  Processing fees 

1,159

1,527

(24%)

  Gross revenues 

$32,395

$60,111

(46%)

  Operating profit before depreciation and amortization 

4,974

10,028

(50%)

  Operating profit 

2,354

7,104

(67%)

  Net profit before taxes 

1,648

6,375

(74%)

  Depreciation and amortization 

2,621

2,925

(10%)

  Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations

4,998

10,353

(52%)

  Capital expenditures 

5,382

1,461

268%

Specialty Waxes 

Specialty Waxes net loss from continuing operations was $0.3 million in the second quarter of 2020, compared to a net loss from continuing operations of $1.0 million in the second quarter of 2019. Specialty Waxes generated revenues of approximately $8.3 million in the second quarter of 2020, a $2.1 million decrease from $10.4 million in the first quarter of 2020, and a $1.0 million decrease from the second quarter of 2019. Revenue included $5.5 million of wax product sales in the second quarter of 2020. Wax sales volumes decreased approximately 16.0% or nearly 1.6 million pounds from the second quarter of 2019. Lower sales volumes, in the second quarter of 2020, reflect the impact on our customers from COVID-19. Many of our customers, especially in the automotive, furniture and construction end-markets, had significant decline in sales demand due to the pandemic. There were no material disruptions to feed supply during the second quarter of 2020.

Processing revenues, which were $2.8 million in the second quarter of 2020, increased 11.7%, or approximately $0.3 million, from the second quarter of 2019. Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations for Specialty Waxes in the second quarter of 2020 was $0.9 million compared to $0.7 million in the second quarter of 2019.

Dollar amounts in thousands/rounding may apply 

THREE MONTHS ENDED




JUNE 30,




2020

2019

 % Change 

  Product sales 

$5,471

$6,745

(19%)

  Processing fees 

2,808

2,516

12%

  Gross revenues 

$8,279

$9,261

(11%)

  Operating profit before depreciation and amortization 

854

766

11%

  Operating loss 

(485)

(633)

23%

  Net loss before taxes 

(445)

(1,013)

56%

  Depreciation and amortization 

1,338

1,399

(4%)

  Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations

892

734

22%

  Capital expenditures 

285

426

(33%)





First Half 2020 Financial Results  

Net income from continuing operations in the first half of 2020 was $4.0 million, or $0.16 per diluted share[3], compared to net income of $4.3 million, or $0.17 per diluted share[4], for the same period in 2019. Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations in the first half of 2020 was $9.7 million, compared to Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations of $17.7 million for the same period in 2019.

Total revenue in the first half of 2020 was $102.7 million, compared to $134.5 million for the same period in 2019, a decrease of 23.6%. This decrease was primarily due to lower sales volumes for prime products and byproducts as a result of COVID-19 and its general impact on the economy. A decrease in average selling prices resulting from a sharp decrease in feedstock costs also contributed to the revenue decline.

Gross profit in the first half of 2020 was $14.2 million, or 13.9% of total revenues, compared to $20.6 million, or 15.3% of total revenues, for the same period in 2019. Operating income in the first half of 2020 was $0.9 million, compared to operating income of $8.1 million for the same period in 2019.

Specialty Petrochemicals  

Specialty Petrochemicals net income was $6.0 million in the first half of 2020, compared to net income of $10.8 million for the same period in 2019. Specialty Petrochemicals volume in the first half of 2020 was 35.1 million gallons, compared to 43.9 million gallons for the same period in 2019. Prime product volume in the first half of 2020 was 29.3 million gallons, compared to 35.4 million gallons in the same period 2019. Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations for Specialty Petrochemicals in the first half of 2020 decreased 47% to $11.5 million, compared to $21.8 million for the same period in 2019.

Dollar amounts in thousands/rounding may apply 

SIX MONTHS

ENDED




JUNE 30,




2020

2019

 % Change 

  Product sales 

$81,622

$114,074

(28%)

  Processing fees 

2,403

2,910

(17%)

  Gross revenues 

$84,025

$116,984

(28%)

  Operating profit before depreciation and amortization 

11,464

21,435

(47%)

  Operating profit 

6,226

15,437

(60%)

  Net profit before taxes 

4,590

13,510

(66%)

  Depreciation and amortization 

5,238

5,999

(13%)

  Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations

11,471

21,758

(47%)

  Capital expenditures 

6,983

2,839

146%

Specialty Waxes 

Specialty Waxes net income of $0.9 million in the first half of 2020 compared to a net loss of $3.6 million for the same period in 2019. Specialty Waxes had revenues of $18.7 million in the first half of 2020, a 6.7% increase from the same period of 2019. Revenues included $12.3 million of wax product sales and $6.4 million of processing revenues. Wax sales volumes in the first half of 2020 increased approximately 3.9% from the same period 2019. In the first half of 2019 planned maintenance turnaround at our Pasadena facility, along with outages at multiple wax feed suppliers, constrained specialty wax production and thereby sales volumes. There were no material disruptions to feed supply during the first half of 2020. Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations for Specialty Waxes in the first half of 2020 was $2.0 million, compared to $(0.2) million for the same period in 2019.

Dollar amounts in thousands/rounding may apply 

SIX MONTHS ENDED




JUNE 30,




2020

2019

 % Change 

  Product sales 

$12,268

$12,748

(4)%

  Processing fees 

6,448

4,794

34%

  Gross revenues 

$18,716

$17,542

7%

  Operating profit (loss) before depreciation and amortization 

1,920

(83)

2,413%

  Operating loss 

(747)

(2,830)

74%

  Net loss before taxes 

(687)

(3,552)

81%

  Depreciation and amortization 

2,666

2,747

(3%)

  Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations

1,996

(154)

1,396%

  Capital expenditures 

601

935

(36%)

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 https://edge.media-server.com/mmc/p/zucq82i6. A replay of the call will also be available through the same link.

To participate via telephone, callers should dial in at least ten to fifteen minutes prior to the 10:00 am Eastern start time; domestic callers (U.S. and Canada) should call +1-866-417-5724 or +1-409-217-8234 if calling internationally, using the conference ID 6689633. To listen to the playback, please call 1-855-859-2056 if calling within the United States or 1-404-537-3406 if calling internationally. Use pin number 6689633 for the replay.

Use of Non-GAAP Measures

This press release includes the use of both U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) and non-GAAP financial measures. The Company believes certain financial measures, such as EBITDA from continuing operations and Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations, which are non-GAAP measures, provide users of our financial statements with supplemental information that may be useful in evaluating our operating performance. The Company believes that such non-GAAP measures, when read in conjunction with our operating results presented under GAAP, can be used to better assess our performance from period to period and relative to performance of other companies in our industry, without regard to financing methods, historical cost basis or capital structure. These measures are not measures of financial performance or liquidity under GAAP and should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for, analysis of our results under GAAP.

We define EBITDA from continuing operations as net income (loss) from continuing operations plus interest expense (benefit), income taxes, depreciation and amortization. We define Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations as EBITDA from continuing operations plus share–based compensation, plus restructuring and severance expenses, plus or minus equity in AMAK’s earnings and losses, plus impairment losses and plus or minus gains or losses on disposal of assets.

These non-GAAP measures have been reconciled to the nearest GAAP measure in the tables below entitled Reconciliation of Selected GAAP Measures to Non-GAAP Measures.

Forward-Looking Statements

Some of the statements and information contained in this earnings press release may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Statements regarding the Company’s financial position, business strategy and plans and objectives of the Company’s management for future operations and other statements that are not historical facts, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are often characterized by the use of words such as “outlook,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “could,” “expects,” “plans,” “anticipates, “contemplates,” “proposes,” “believes,” “estimates,” “predicts,” “projects,” “potential,” “continue,” “intend,” or the negative of such terms and other comparable terminology, or by discussions of strategy, plans or intentions.

Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions, and other important factors that could cause the actual results, performance or our achievements, or industry results, to differ materially from historical results, any future results, or performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward–looking statements. Such risks, uncertainties and factors include, but are not limited to: not completing, or not completely realizing the anticipated benefits from, the sale of our stake in AMAK; general economic and financial conditions domestically and internationally; insufficient cash flows from operating activities; our ability to attract and retain key employees; feedstock, product and mineral prices; feedstock availability and our ability to access third party transportation; competition; industry cycles; natural disasters or other severe weather events, health epidemics and pandemics (including COVID-19) and terrorist attacks; our ability to consummate extraordinary transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions, and realize the financial and strategic goals of such transactions; technological developments and our ability to maintain, expand and upgrade our facilities; regulatory changes; environmental matters; lawsuits; outstanding debt and other financial and legal obligations (including having to return the amounts borrowed under the Paycheck Protection Program or failing to qualify for forgiveness of such loans, in whole or in part); difficulties in obtaining additional financing on favorable conditions, or at all; local business risks in foreign countries, including civil unrest and military or political conflict, local regulatory and legal environments and foreign currency fluctuations; and other risks detailed in our latest Annual Report on Form 10-K, including but not limited to: “Part I, Item 1A. Risk Factors” and “Part II, Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” therein, and in our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). Many of these risks and uncertainties are currently amplified by and will continue to be amplified by, or in the future may be amplified by, the COVID-19 pandemic.

There may be other factors of which we are currently unaware or deem immaterial that may cause our actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. In addition, to the extent any inconsistency or conflict exists between the information included in this report and the information included in our prior releases, reports and other filings with the SEC, the information contained in this report updates and supersedes such information.

Forward-looking statements are based on current plans, estimates, assumptions and projections, and, therefore, you should not place undue reliance on them. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and we undertake no obligation to update them in light of new information or future events.

About Trecora Resources (TREC)

TREC owns and operates a specialty petrochemicals facility specializing in high purity hydrocarbons and other petrochemical manufacturing and a specialty wax facility, both located in Texas, and provides custom processing services at both facilities. In addition, the Company is the original developer and a 27.0% owner of Al Masane Al Kobra Mining Co., a Saudi Arabian joint stock company.

Investor Relations Contact:

Jason Finkelstein

The Piacente Group, Inc.

212-481-2050

trecora@tpg-ir.com





1 Based on 24.8 million shares outstanding.

2 Based on 25.1 million shares outstanding.

3 Based on 25.4 million shares outstanding.

4 Based on 25.1 million shares outstanding.

 

 

TRECORA RESOURCES AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS













June 30, 2020 (Unaudited)


December 31,

2019

ASSETS


(thousands of dollars, except par value)

Current Assets





Cash


$          29,877


$              6,145

Trade receivables, net


20,240


26,320

Inventories


7,595


13,624

Investment in AMAK (held-for-sale)


29,175


32,872

Prepaid expenses and other assets


3,233


4,947

Taxes receivable


16,229


182

Total current assets


106,349


84,090






  Plant, pipeline and equipment, net


189,237


188,919






Intangible assets, net


13,814


14,736

Operating lease assets, net


11,915


13,512

Mineral properties in the United States


562


562






TOTAL ASSETS


321,877


301,819

LIABILITIES





Current Liabilities





Accounts payable


11,027


14,603

Accrued liabilities


7,801


5,740

Current portion of long-term debt


4,194


4,194

Current portion of lease liabilities


3,142


3,174

Current portion of other liabilities


955


924

Total current liabilities


27,119


28,635






CARES Act, PPP Loans


6,123


Long-term debt, net of current portion


73,998


79,095

Post-retirement benefit, net of current portion


327


338

Lease liabilities, net of current portion


8,773


10,338

Other liabilities, net of current portion


512


595

Deferred income taxes


23,860


11,375

Total liabilities


140,712


130,376






EQUITY





Common stock–authorized 40 million shares of $0.10 par value; issued and outstanding 24.8 million and 24.8 million in 2020 and 2019, respectively


2,482


2,475

Additional paid-in capital


60,386


59,530

Retained earnings


118,008


109,149

Total Trecora Resources Stockholders’ Equity


180,876


171,154

Noncontrolling Interest


289


289

Total equity


181,165


171,443






TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY


321,877


301,819

 

TRECORA RESOURCES AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME




THREE MONTHS ENDED

JUNE 30,


SIX MONTHS ENDED

JUNE 30,



(unaudited)


(unaudited)





2020


2019


2020


2019



(thousands of dollars, except per share amounts)

Revenues









     Product sales


$  36,707


$  65,329


$  93,890


$  126,822

     Processing fees


3,967


4,042


8,851


7,704



40,674


69,371


102,741


134,526

Operating costs and expenses









     Cost of sales and processing (including depreciation and amortization of $3,750, $4,128, $7,486 and $8,357, respectively)


34,507


58,806


88,496


113,888

Gross Profit


6,167


10,565


14,245


20,638










General and Administrative Expenses









     General and administrative


6,289


6,042


12,963


12,076

     Depreciation


212


208


428


421



6,501


6,250


13,391


12,497










Operating income (loss)


(334)


4,315


854


8,141










Other income (expense)









     Interest income





5

     Interest expense


(735)


(1,401)


(1,651)


(2,900)

     Miscellaneous income (expense), net


68


284


6


256



(667)


(1,117)


(1,645)


(2,639)










Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes


(1,001)


3,198


(791)


5,502










Income tax expense (benefit)


858


691


(4,795)


1,185










Income (loss) from continuing operations


(1,859)


2,507


4,004


4,317










Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax


(2)


(103)


4,855


(162)










Net income (loss)


(1,861)


2,404


8,859


4,155










Basic earnings (losses) per common share









     Net income (loss) from continuing operations (dollars)


$    (0.07)


$      0.10


$       0.16


$         0.17

     Net income from discontinued operations, net of tax (dollars)


$           –


$           –


$       0.20


$       (0.01)

     Net income (loss) (dollars)


$    (0.07)


$      0.10


$       0.36


$         0.16










Basic weighted average number of common shares outstanding


24,802


24,696


24,784


24,675










Diluted earnings (losses) per common share









     Net income (loss) from continuing operations (dollars)


$    (0.07)


$      0.10


$       0.16


$         0.17

     Net income from discontinued operations, net of tax (dollars)


$           –


$           –


$       0.19


$       (0.01)

     Net income (loss) (dollars)


$    (0.07)


$      0.10


$       0.35


$         0.16










     Diluted weighted average number of common shares outstanding


24,802


25,091


25,360


25,089

 

TRECORA RESOURCES AND SUBSIDIARIES

RECONCILIATION OF SELECTED GAAP MEASURES TO NON-GAAP MEASURES


EBITDA from continuing operations and Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations

(thousands of dollars; rounding may apply)






















THREE MONTHS ENDED


THREE MONTHS ENDED


6/30/2020


6/30/2019


SPEC. PETRO

SPEC. WAX

CORP

TREC


SPEC. PETRO

SPEC. WAX

CORP

TREC

NET INCOME (LOSS)

$        1,393

$       (332)

$ (2,922)

$  (1,861)


$        4,666

$   (1,013)

$ (1,249)

$   2,404

Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax

(2)

(2)


(103)

(103)

Income (Loss) from continuing operations

$        1,393

$       (332)

$ (2,920)

$  (1,859)


$        4,666

$   (1,013)

$ (1,146)

$   2,507

Interest

736

(1)

735


1,053

347

1

1,401

Tax expense (benefit)

255

(113)

716

858


1,709

(1,018)

691

Depreciation and amortization

185

23

4

212


172

24

12

208

Depreciation and amortization in cost of sales

2,436

1,314

3,750


2,753

1,375

4,128

EBITDA from continuing operations

5,005

892

(2,201)

3,696


10,353

733

(2,151)

8,935

Share based compensation

543

543


345

345

Loss on disposal of assets

(7)

(7)


Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations

$        4,998

$        892

$ (1,658)

$   4,232


$      10,353

$        733

$ (1,806)

$   9,280











Revenue

32,395

8,279

40,674


60,110

9,260

69,371












SIX MONTHS ENDED


SIX MONTHS ENDED


6/30/2020


6/30/2019


SPEC. PETRO

SPEC. WAX

CORP

TREC


SPEC. PETRO

SPEC. WAX

CORP

TREC

NET INCOME (LOSS)

$        5,989

$        882

$  1,988

$   8,859


$      10,808

$   (3,552)

$ (3,101)

$   4,155

Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax

4,855

4,855


(162)

(162)

Income (Loss) from continuing operations

$        5,989

$        882

$ (2,867)

$   4,004


$      10,808

$   (3,552)

$ (2,939)

$   4,317

Interest

1,651

1,651


2,248

651

1

2,900

Tax expense (benefit)

(1,399)

(1,569)

(1,827)

(4,795)


2,703

(1,518)

1,185

Depreciation and amortization

371

47

10

428


341

48

32

421

Depreciation and amortization in cost of sales

4,867

2,619

7,486


5,658

2,699

8,357

EBITDA from continuing operations

11,479

1,979

(4,684)

8,774


21,758

(154)

(4,424)

17,180

Share based compensation

933

933


558

558

(Gain) Loss on disposal of assets

(8)

17

9


Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations

$      11,471

$     1,996

$ (3,751)

$   9,716


$      21,758

$       (154)

$ (3,866)

$ 17,738











Revenue

84,025

18,716

102,741


116,984

17,542

134,526

 

 

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