Press Release

Calgon Carbon Reports 2012 Second Quarter Results

PITTSBURGH, PA  –  08/08/2012

Q2 2012 results versus Q2 2011 results:

  • Net Sales up 9.7%
  • Equipment sales up 70.3%
  • Fully diluted EPS $0.19 versus $0.20
  • Gross margin (before depreciation and amortization) 31.0% versus 32.8% due to higher maintenance and coal costs
  • Selling, administrative and research expense 15.6% of sales versus 16.6% of sales

Calgon Carbon Corporation (NYSE: CCC) reported results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012.

The company reported net sales of $148.4 million for the second quarter of 2012, a $13.1 million, or 9.7% increase over the second quarter of 2011. Currency exchange had a $3.1 million negative effect on sales for the second quarter of 2012 due to the stronger dollar.

Net income for the second quarter of 2012 was $10.9 million versus $11.3 million for the comparable period of 2011. Net income for the second quarter of 2011 included a $1.3 million reduction in the estimate to complete a remediation project at one of the company’s production facilities. On a fully diluted basis, net income per common share for the second quarter of 2012 was $0.19 as compared to $0.20 for the second quarter of 2011.

For the second quarter of 2012, sales for the Activated Carbon and Service segment increased 4.0%, as compared to the second quarter of 2011. The increase was primarily due to higher demand for certain activated carbon and service products in the potable water market and higher pricing on activated carbon products for the metals recovery market.

Equipment sales for the second quarter of 2012 increased 70.3% versus the comparable period in 2011, primarily due to higher revenue recognition from ballast water treatment systems. For the second quarter of 2012, Consumer sales were comparable to the second quarter of 2011.

For the second quarter of 2012, net sales less the cost of products sold as a percentage of net sales was 31.0% versus 32.8% for the second quarter of 2011. The decline resulted primarily from higher coal and plant maintenance costs. Results for the second quarter of 2011 included a $1.3 million charge related to a discontinued product line in the company’s Consumer segment.

Selling, administrative and research expenses for the second quarter of 2012 were $23.1 million as compared to $22.5 million for the second quarter of 2011. The increase was principally due to expenses related to the testing of new activated carbon products. Selling, administrative and research expenses as a percentage of sales improved to 15.6% for the second quarter of 2012 versus 16.6% for the second quarter of 2011.

Calgon Carbon’s board of directors did not declare a quarterly dividend.

Net sales for the six months ended June 30, 2012, were $285.0 million, a $25.3 million, or a 9.8%, increase over the comparable period in 2011. Currency translation had a $3.3 million negative impact on sales for the first half of 2012 due to the stronger dollar.

Net income for the six months ended June 30, 2012, was $18.6 million versus $19.8 million for the comparable period of 2011. Fully diluted net income per common share for the first half of 2012 was $0.33. Fully diluted net income per common share for the first half of 2011 was $0.35.

Randy Dearth, Calgon Carbon’s president and chief executive officer, commented on the results, “Calgon Carbon is a company with strong fundamentals and unprecedented opportunities as a provider of environmental solutions. Several factors, including the global economic slowdown, rising raw material and maintenance costs, and delays in implementation of environmental regulations, have created a challenging business environment for the company. In response, Calgon Carbon’s management has initiated a program which, I believe, will result in annual cost savings in excess of $10 million.”

“As I assume leadership of the company, my first priority will be to fully implement this cost reduction program as quickly as possible. I am also committed to identifying additional initiatives that will further strengthen the company’s competitive position. I believe that these efforts should result in significant and sustained earnings growth.”

For more information about Calgon Carbon’s leading activated carbon and ultraviolet technology solutions for municipalities and industries, visit dev.calgoncarbon.com.

Calgon Carbon Corporation, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a global leader in services and solutions for making water and air safer and cleaner.

This news release contains historical information and forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements typically contain words such as “expect,” “believe,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” or similar words indicating that future outcomes are uncertain. Statements looking forward in time, including statements regarding future growth and profitability, price increases, cost savings, broader product lines, enhanced competitive posture and acquisitions, are included in the company’s most recent Annual Report pursuant to the “safe harbor” provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. They involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause the company’s actual results in future periods to be materially different from any future performance suggested herein. Further, the company operates in an industry sector where securities values may be volatile and may be influenced by economic and other factors beyond the company’s control. Some of the factors that could affect future performance of the company are higher energy and raw material costs, costs of imports and related tariffs, labor relations, capital and environmental requirements, changes in foreign currency exchange rates, borrowing restrictions, validity of patents and other intellectual property, and pension costs. In the context of the forward-looking information provided in this news release, please refer to the discussions of risk factors and other information detailed in, as well as the other information contained in the company’s most recent Annual Report.

Calgon Carbon Corporation Condensed Consolidated Statement of Income
(Dollars in thousands except per share data) (Unaudited)

 

  Quarter Ended June 30,   Six Months Ended June 30,
  2012   2011   2012   2011
Net Sales $148,403   $135,298   $285,011   $259,678
Cost of Products Sold 102,456   90,864   196,282   173,853
Depreciation and Amortization 6,442   5,655   12,955   11,195
Selling, Administrative & Research 23,092   22,499   47,038   44,831
Environmental and Litigation (172)   (1,135)   (19)   (956)
  131,818   117,883   256,256   228,923
Income from Operations 16,585   17,415   28,755   30,755
Interest Income (Expense)- Net 17   58   10   103
Other Income (Expense) – Net (513)   (46)   (764)   (236)
Income Before Income Tax Provision 16,089   17,427   28,001   30,622
Income Tax Provision 5,205   6,136   9,379   10,854
Net Income $10,884   $11,291   $18,622   $19,768
Net Income per Common Share              
Basic $.19   $.20   $.33   $.35
Diluted $.19   $.20   $.33   $.35
Weighted Average Shares              
Outstanding (Thousands)              
Basic 56,639   56,188   56,576   56,156
Diluted 57,190   57,054   57,157   56,974

 

Calgon Carbon Corporation Segment Data

 

Segment Sales 2Q12   2Q11   YTD 2012   YTD 2011
Activated Carbon and Service 126,353   121,522   243,590   234,406
Equipment 19,887   11,681   36,005   20,798
Consumer 2,163   2,095   5,416   4,474
Total Sales (thousands) $148,403   $135,298   $285,011   $259,678
Segment Operating Income (loss)* 2Q12   2Q11   YTD 2012   YTD 2011
Activated Carbon and Service 20,526   24,890   37,829   43,957
Equipment 1,999   (484)   2,531   (866)
Consumer 502   (1,336)   1,350   (1,141)
Income from Operations (thousands) $23,027   $23,070   $41,710   $41,950

*Before depreciation and amortization. The 2011 quarter and year to date periods include a $1.3 million charge related to a discontinued product line in the Consumer Segment as well as a $1.3 million reduction in an environmental liability in the Activated Carbon and Service segment.

Calgon Carbon Corporation Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet
(Dollars in thousands) (Unaudited)

 

  Quarter Ended June 30,   Six Months Ended June 30,
  2012   2011   2012   2011
Net Sales $148,403   $135,298   $285,011   $259,678
Cost of Products Sold 102,456   90,864   196,282   173,853
Depreciation and Amortization 6,442   5,655   12,955   11,195
Selling, Administrative & Research 23,092   22,499   47,038   44,831
Environmental and Litigation (172)   (1,135)   (19)   (956)
  131,818   117,883   256,256   228,923
Income from Operations 16,585   17,415   28,755   30,755
Interest Income (Expense)- Net 17   58   10   103
Other Income (Expense) – Net (513)   (46)   (764)   (236)
Income Before Income Tax Provision 16,089   17,427   28,001   30,622
Income Tax Provision 5,205   6,136   9,379   10,854
Net Income $10,884   $11,291   $18,622   $19,768
Net Income per Common Share              
Basic $.19   $.20   $.33   $.35
Diluted $.19   $.20   $.33   $.35
Weighted Average Shares Outstanding (Thousands)              
Basic 56,639   56,188   56,576   56,156
Diluted 57,190   57,054   57,157   56,974