Dow reports first quarter 2021 results

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Dow (NYSE: DOW):

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • GAAP earnings per share (EPS) was $1.32; Operating EPS1 was $1.36, compared to $0.59 in the year-ago period. Operating EPS excludes certain items in the quarter, totaling $0.04 per share, related to restructuring implementation costs and digital acceleration spending.

  • Net sales were $11.9 billion, up 22% versus the year-ago period, driven by local price gains across all operating segments, businesses and regions. Sequentially, net sales were up 11% with gains in all segments and regions.

  • Local price increased 19% versus the year-ago period, reflecting gains in all operating segments. Sequentially, improvements in all operating segments, businesses and regions drove a 14% increase.

  • Volume was in line with the year-ago period as demand growth in Packaging & Specialty Plastics was offset by supply constraints in Industrial Intermediates & Infrastructure and Performance Materials & Coatings due to the impact of Winter Storm Uri on the U.S. Gulf Coast.

  • Equity earnings were $224 million, up $313 million compared to the year-ago period, primarily driven by margin expansion in polyurethanes and polyethylene at the Sadara and Kuwait joint ventures.

  • GAAP Net Income was $1.0 billion. Operating EBIT1 was $1.6 billion, up from $843 million in the year-ago period, primarily driven by margin expansion in Packaging & Specialty Plastics and Industrial Intermediates & Infrastructure.

  • Dow elected to contribute $1 billion to its U.S. pension plans, and announced it will freeze its U.S. plans for active employees as of December 31, 2023. These actions and the subsequent remeasurement of the U.S. plans effectively reduce the Company’s pension liability by $2.3 billion and decrease its full year 2021 pension expense by approximately $200 million, inclusive of a curtailment gain.

  • Cash used for operating activities – continuing ops. was $228 million. Excluding the $1 billion elective pension contribution, cash from ops was more than $750 million. The Company’s ongoing prioritization of cash resulted in a cash flow conversion1 of 76% on a trailing twelve-month basis.

  • Dividend returns to shareholders totaled $521 million in the quarter.

  • The Sadara joint venture successfully completed its debt reprofiling and is now expected to be cash flow self-sufficient – providing an approximately $350 million cash tailwind to Dow in 2021.

SUMMARY FINANCIAL RESULTS

Three Months Ended March 31

Three Months Ended December 31

In millions, except per share amounts

1Q21

1Q20

vs. SQLY

[B / (W)]

4Q20

vs. PQ

[B / (W)]

Net Sales

$11,882

$9,770

$2,112

$10,706

$1,176

GAAP Income, Net of Tax

$1,006

$258

$748

$1,254

$(248)

Operating EBIT¹

$1,554

$843

$711

$1,054

$500

Operating EBIT Margin¹

13.1%

8.6%

450 bps

9.8%

330 bps

Operating EBITDA¹

$2,271

$1,567

$704

$1,780

$491

GAAP Earnings Per Share

$1.32

$0.32

$1.00

$1.65

$(0.33)

Operating Earnings Per Share¹

$1.36

$0.59

$0.77

$0.81

$0.55

Cash Provided by (Used for) Operating Activities – Cont. Ops

$(228)

$1,236

$(1,464)

$1,656

$(1,884)

  1. Op. Earnings Per Share, Op. EBIT, Op. EBIT Margin, Op. EBITDA, Free Cash Flow and Cash Flow Conversion are non-GAAP measures. See page 6 for further discussion.

CEO QUOTE

Jim Fitterling, chairman and chief executive officer, commented on the quarter:
"Our results for the first quarter demonstrated the continued focus and agility of Team Dow, delivering top- and bottom-line growth sequentially and year-over-year. We swiftly responded to the unusual industry-wide disruption from Winter Storm Uri, quickly bringing assets back online within a week and reaching pre-storm operating rates by quarter-end. And despite supply constraints, we saw demand growth as the economic recovery continued to broaden, most notably in packaging, construction, mobility, electronics and consumer durables end-markets.

"We achieved sales growth and pricing gains in every operating segment, business and region. Combined with our continued cost discipline, these top-line results also supported margin growth both sequentially and year-over-year, as the recovery expanded across key end markets. In addition, our $1 billion elective pension contribution further improved our liability profile. In sum, we exited the quarter with earnings momentum and a continued focus on our operating discipline, supported by improving underlying market fundamentals."

SEGMENT HIGHLIGHTS

Packaging & Specialty Plastics

Three Months Ended March 31

Three Months Ended December 31

In millions, except margin percentages

1Q21

1Q20

vs. SQLY

[B / (W)]

4Q20

vs. PQ

[B / (W)]

Net Sales

$6,082

$4,609

$1,473

$5,126

$956

Operating EBIT

$1,228

$580

$648

$780

$448

Operating EBIT Margin

20.2%

12.6%

760 bps

15.2%

500 bps

Equity Earnings

$106

$5

$101

$77

$29

Packaging & Specialty Plastics segment net sales were $6.1 billion, up 32% versus the year-ago period. Local price increased 24% led by strong supply and demand fundamentals, with most notable gains in the U.S. & Canada. Volume increased 5%, with gains in both businesses and all regions except Latin America. Currency increased net sales by 3%. On a sequential basis, the segment recorded a 19% net sales improvement, primarily driven by continued local price gains across all regions and in most applications, particularly consumer packaging.

Equity earnings for the segment were $106 million, up $101 million compared to the year-ago period. Gains were driven by improved integrated polyethylene margins at the Sadara, Kuwait and Thai joint ventures.

Operating EBIT was $1.2 billion, compared to $580 million in the year-ago period, reflecting margin improvement and increased equity earnings. Sequentially, the segment expanded Op. EBIT margins by 500 basis points.

Packaging and Specialty Plastics business reported a double-digit net sales increase versus the year-ago period, led by local price gains in industrial & consumer packaging, and flexible food & beverage packaging applications. The year-over-year volume increase was driven by Asia Pacific. Compared to the prior quarter the business delivered local price gains in all regions. Sequential volumes declined due to weather-related production outages.

Hydrocarbons & Energy business reported a double-digit net sales increase compared to the year-ago period. These gains were driven by higher local prices and volume in hydrocarbons and energy. Sequentially, the business delivered double-digit local price gains, primarily driven by olefins.

Industrial Intermediates & Infrastructure

Three Months Ended March 31

Three Months Ended December 31

In millions, except margin percentages

1Q21

1Q20

vs. SQLY

[B / (W)]

4Q20

vs. PQ

[B / (W)]

Net Sales

$3,607

$3,045

$562

$3,501

$106

Operating EBIT

$326

$175

$151

$296

$30

Operating EBIT Margin

9.0%

5.7%

330 bps

8.5%

50 bps

Equity Earnings (Losses)

$115

$(76)

$191

$36

$79

Industrial Intermediates & Infrastructure segment net sales were $3.6 billion, up 18% versus the year-ago period. Local price improved 21% with gains in both businesses and in all regions, led by increases in consumer durable goods & appliances end markets. Currency increased net sales by 3%. Segment volumes declined by 6%, as temporary production outages from Winter Storm Uri in the U.S. Gulf Coast more than offset gains in all other regions. On a sequential basis, the segment recorded a net sales increase of 3%, primarily driven by local price gains in polyurethanes.

Equity earnings for the segment were $115 million, an increase of $191 million compared to the year-ago period, driven by margin expansion at Sadara and the Kuwait joint ventures.

Operating EBIT was $326 million, compared to $175 million in the year-ago period due to strong supply and demand fundamentals in Polyurethanes & Construction Chemicals and improved results at Sadara. Sequentially, the segment Op. EBIT increased by $30 million driven by equity earnings, including continued improvement at Sadara.

Polyurethanes & Construction Chemicals business achieved a double-digit net sales increase compared to the year-ago period, led by strong local price gains in polyurethanes. Resilient buying patterns in consumer durable goods & appliances and industrial end markets drove demand growth, which was more than offset by lower supply volumes in the U.S. Gulf Coast due to production outages and other third-party supply shortages related to Winter Storm Uri. Sequentially, the business delivered sales growth on strong local price in all regions, which more than offset lower volumes due to the impact of the winter storm.

Industrial Solutions business net sales were in line with the year-ago period as local price gains in all regions were offset by lower volumes, primarily in the U.S. & Canada, as a result of temporary production outages due to Winter Storm Uri. Improved demand for materials used in textiles and electronics applications was more than offset by weather-related supply reductions. The business achieved local price gains in offerings for coatings, industrial, and electronics end-market applications on strong supply/demand fundamentals and rising energy costs. Net sales were in line sequentially, as local price gains in all regions were offset by volume declines due to weather-related production outages.

Performance Materials & Coatings

Three Months Ended March 31

Three Months Ended December 31

In millions, except margin percentages

1Q21

1Q20

vs. SQLY

[B / (W)]

4Q20

vs. PQ

[B / (W)]

Net Sales

$2,123

$2,065

$58

$2,029

$94

Operating EBIT

$62

$162

$(100)

$50

$12

Operating EBIT Margin

2.9%

7.8%

(490) bps

2.5%

40 bps

Equity Earnings

$2

$1

$1

$2

-

Performance Materials & Coatings segment net sales were $2.1 billion, up 3% over the year-ago period. Local price increased 4%, with gains in all regions and in both businesses. Currency increased net sales by 3%. Volume decreased 4% as continued strong demand for differentiated silicone applications and do-it-yourself (DIY) architectural coatings were more than offset by supply constraints from Winter Storm Uri. On a sequential basis, the segment recorded a 5% sales increase primarily on local price gains for acrylic monomers and siloxanes.

Operating EBIT was $62 million, compared to $162 million in the year-ago period, as local price gains across the portfolio and strong demand for coatings and silicones applications were more than offset by the impact of the winter storm and planned maintenance activity. Sequentially, Op. EBIT was up $12 million as margin expansion for performance silicones and coatings applications more than offset planned maintenance and the impact from Winter Storm Uri.

Consumer Solutions business achieved higher net sales due to local price gains for siloxanes; robust demand for consumer, electronics and mobility applications; and positive impacts from currency. Sales gains were partially offset by planned maintenance in Asia Pacific. Sequentially, the business delivered local price gains across all regions. The business also achieved volume gains in all regions except Asia Pacific where strong demand in performance silicones were offset by planned maintenance in siloxanes.

Coatings & Performance Monomers business achieved higher net sales year-over-year driven by local price gains in all regions, and notably in acrylic monomers due to strong supply and demand fundamentals. Weather-related supply constraints due to Winter Storm Uri and planned maintenance more than offset continued strong demand for architectural coatings. Sequentially, the business experienced local price gains particularly in acrylic monomers due to increases in raw material costs. Typical seasonal demand recovery for coatings was more than offset by impact from the winter storm and planned maintenance.

OUTLOOK

"Dow entered the second quarter with increasing momentum," said Fitterling. "We expect the broadening economic recovery, aided by vaccine distribution progress and tight market fundamentals, to continue to benefit our businesses. Our near-term incremental capital investments will further support growth across our consumer-led portfolio. With our differentiated feedstock flexibility, geographic scale, advantaged cost positions, top-quartile cash generation, and our leadership in high-growth end-markets, Dow is well positioned for continued value creation through 2021 and beyond."

Conference Call

Dow 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 webcast and slide presentation that accompany the conference call will be posted on the events and presentations page of investors.dow.com.

About Dow

Dow combines global breadth, asset integration and scale, focused innovation and leading business positions to achieve profitable growth. The Company’s ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company, with a purpose to deliver a sustainable future for the world through our materials science expertise and collaboration with our partners. Dow’s portfolio of plastics, industrial intermediates, coatings and silicones businesses delivers a broad range of differentiated science-based products and solutions for its customers in high-growth market segments, such as packaging, infrastructure, mobility and consumer care. Dow operates 106 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 35,700 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $39 billion in 2020. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit www.dow.com or follow @DowNewsroom on Twitter.

Cautionary Statement about Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this communication are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the federal securities laws, including Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such statements often address expected future business and financial performance, financial condition, and other matters, and often contain words or phrases such as "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "opportunity," "outlook," "plan," "project," "seek," "should," "strategy," "target," "will," "will be," "will continue," "will likely result," "would" and similar expressions, and variations or negatives of these words or phrases.

Forward-looking statements are based on current assumptions and expectations of future events that are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that are beyond Dow’s control, which may cause actual results to differ materially from those projected, anticipated or implied in the forward-looking statements and speak only as of the date the statements were made. These factors include, but are not limited to: sales of Dow’s products; Dow’s expenses, future revenues and profitability; the continuing global and regional economic impacts of the coronavirus disease 2019 ("COVID-19") pandemic and other public health-related risks and events on Dow’s business; capital requirements and need for and availability of financing; size of the markets for Dow’s products and services and ability to compete in such markets; failure to develop and market new products and optimally manage product life cycles; the rate and degree of market acceptance of Dow’s products; significant litigation and environmental matters and related contingencies and unexpected expenses; the success of competing technologies that are or may become available; the ability to protect Dow’s intellectual property in the United States and abroad; developments related to contemplated restructuring activities and proposed divestitures or acquisitions such as workforce reduction, manufacturing facility and/or asset closure and related exit and disposal activities, and the benefits and costs associated with each of the foregoing; fluctuations in energy and raw material prices; management of process safety and product stewardship; changes in relationships with Dow’s significant customers and suppliers; changes in consumer preferences and demand; changes in laws and regulations, political conditions or industry development; global economic and capital markets conditions, such as inflation, market uncertainty, interest and currency exchange rates, and equity and commodity prices; business or supply disruptions; security threats, such as acts of sabotage, terrorism or war; weather events and natural disasters; and disruptions in Dow’s information technology networks and systems.

Risks related to Dow’s separation from DowDuPont Inc. include, but are not limited to: (i) Dow’s inability to achieve some or all of the benefits that it expects to receive from the separation from DowDuPont Inc.; (ii) certain tax risks associated with the separation; (iii) the failure of Dow’s pro forma financial information to be a reliable indicator of Dow’s future results; (iv) non-compete restrictions under the separation agreement; (v) receipt of less favorable terms in the commercial agreements Dow entered into with DuPont and Corteva, Inc. ("Corteva"), including restrictions under intellectual property cross-license agreements, than Dow would have received from an unaffiliated third party; and (vi) Dow’s obligation to indemnify DuPont and/or Corteva for certain liabilities.

Where, in any forward-looking statement, an expectation or belief as to future results or events is expressed, such expectation or belief is based on the current plans and expectations of management and expressed in good faith and believed to have a reasonable basis, but there can be no assurance that the expectation or belief will result or be achieved or accomplished. A detailed discussion of principal risks and uncertainties which may cause actual results and events to differ materially from such forward-looking statements is included in the section titled "Risk Factors" contained in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020. These are not the only risks and uncertainties that Dow faces. There may be other risks and uncertainties that Dow is unable to identify at this time or that Dow does not currently expect to have a material impact on its business. If any of those risks or uncertainties develops into an actual event, it could have a material adverse effect on Dow’s business. Dow assumes no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements whether because of new information, future events, or otherwise, except as required by securities and other applicable laws.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This earnings release includes information that does not conform to U.S. GAAP and are considered non-GAAP measures. Management uses these measures internally for planning, forecasting and evaluating the performance of the Company's segments, including allocating resources. Dow's management believes that these non-GAAP measures best reflect the ongoing performance of the Company during the periods presented and provide more relevant and meaningful information to investors as they provide insight with respect to ongoing operating results of the Company and a more useful comparison of year-over-year results. These non-GAAP measures supplement the Company's U.S. GAAP disclosures and should not be viewed as alternatives to U.S. GAAP measures of performance. Furthermore, such non-GAAP measures may not be consistent with similar measures provided or used by other companies. Non-GAAP measures included in this release are defined below. Reconciliations for these non-GAAP measures to U.S. GAAP are provided in the Selected Financial Information and Non-GAAP Measures section starting on page 11. Dow does not provide forward-looking U.S. GAAP financial measures or a reconciliation of forward-looking non-GAAP financial measures to the most comparable U.S. GAAP financial measures on a forward-looking basis because the Company is unable to predict with reasonable certainty the ultimate outcome of pending litigation, unusual gains and losses, foreign currency exchange gains or losses and potential future asset impairments, as well as discrete taxable events, without unreasonable effort. These items are uncertain, depend on various factors, and could have a material impact on U.S. GAAP results for the guidance period.

Operating earnings per share is defined as "Earnings per common share - diluted" excluding the after-tax impact of significant items.

Operating EBIT is defined as earnings (i.e., "Income before income taxes") before interest, excluding the impact of significant items.

Operating EBIT margin is defined as Operating EBIT as a percentage of net sales.

Operating EBITDA is defined as earnings (i.e., "Income before income taxes") before interest, depreciation and amortization, excluding the impact of significant items.

Free cash flow is defined as "Cash provided by (used for) operating activities - continuing operations," less capital expenditures. Under this definition, free cash flow represents the cash generated by the Company from operations after investing in its asset base. Free cash flow, combined with cash balances and other sources of liquidity, represent the cash available to fund obligations and provide returns to shareholders. Free cash flow is an integral financial measure used in the Company's financial planning process.

Cash flow conversion is defined as "Cash provided by (used for) operating activities - continuing operations," divided by Operating EBITDA. Management believes cash flow conversion is an important financial metric as it helps the Company determine how efficiently it is converting its earnings into cash flow.

Dow Inc. and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Statements of Income

In millions, except per share amounts (Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

Mar 31,
2021

Mar 31,
2020

Net sales

$

11,882

$

9,770

Cost of sales

10,062

8,230

Research and development expenses

194

179

Selling, general and administrative expenses

366

334

Amortization of intangibles

101

100

Restructuring and asset related charges - net

96

Integration and separation costs

65

Equity in earnings (losses) of nonconsolidated affiliates

224

(89)

Sundry income (expense) - net

128

(81)

Interest income

8

15

Interest expense and amortization of debt discount

196

215

Income before income taxes

1,323

396

Provision for income taxes

317

138

Net income

1,006

258

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

15

19

Net income available for Dow Inc. common stockholders

$

991

$

239

Per common share data:

Earnings per common share - basic

$

1.32

$

0.32

Earnings per common share - diluted

$

1.32

$

0.32

Weighted-average common shares outstanding - basic

744.8

740.2

Weighted-average common shares outstanding - diluted

749.8

742.0

Dow Inc. and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Balance Sheets

In millions, except share amounts (Unaudited)

Mar 31,
2021

Dec 31,
2020

Assets

Current Assets

Cash and cash equivalents (variable interest entities restricted - 2021: $37; 2020: $26)

$

4,133

$

5,104

Accounts and notes receivable:

Trade (net of allowance for doubtful receivables - 2021: $55; 2020: $51)

5,576

4,839

Other

2,689

2,551

Inventories

6,157

5,701

Other current assets

608

889

Total current assets

19,163

19,084

Investments

Investment in nonconsolidated affiliates

1,620

1,327

Other investments (investments carried at fair value - 2021: $1,529; 2020: $1,674)

2,436

2,775

Noncurrent receivables

449

465

Total investments

4,505

4,567

Property

Property

56,009

56,325

Less: Accumulated depreciation

36,112

36,086

Net property (variable interest entities restricted - 2021: $216; 2020: $232)

19,897

20,239

Other Assets

Goodwill

8,819

8,908

Other intangible assets (net of accumulated amortization - 2021: $4,521; 2020: $4,428)

3,199

3,352

Operating lease right-of-use assets

1,810

1,856

Deferred income tax assets

1,778

2,215

Deferred charges and other assets

1,266

1,249

Total other assets

16,872

17,580

Total Assets

$

60,437

$

61,470

Liabilities and Equity

Current Liabilities

Notes payable

$

152

$

156

Long-term debt due within one year

492

460

Accounts payable:

Trade

4,200

3,763

Other

2,369

2,126

Operating lease liabilities - current

405

416

Income taxes payable

305

397

Accrued and other current liabilities

3,431

3,790

Total current liabilities

11,354

11,108

Long-Term Debt (variable interest entities nonrecourse - 2021: $6; 2020: $6)

16,200

16,491

Other Noncurrent Liabilities

Deferred income tax liabilities

485

405

Pension and other postretirement benefits - noncurrent

9,032

11,648

Asbestos-related liabilities - noncurrent

995

1,013

Operating lease liabilities - noncurrent

1,477

1,521

Other noncurrent obligations

6,331

6,279

Total other noncurrent liabilities

18,320

20,866

Stockholders’ Equity

Common stock (authorized 5,000,000,000 shares of $0.01 par value each;

issued 2021: 759,792,745 shares; 2020: 755,993,198 shares)

8

8

Additional paid-in capital

7,743

7,595

Retained earnings

16,829

16,361

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(9,913)

(10,855)

Unearned ESOP shares

(39)

(49)

Treasury stock at cost (2021: 12,803,303 shares; 2020: 12,803,303 shares)

(625)

(625)

Dow Inc.’s stockholders’ equity

14,003

12,435

Noncontrolling interests

560

570

Total equity

14,563

13,005

Total Liabilities and Equity

$

60,437

$

61,470

Dow Inc. and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

In millions (Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

Mar 31,
2021

Mar 31,
2020

Operating Activities

Net income

$

1,006

$

258

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by (used for) operating activities:

Depreciation and amortization

717

724

Provision (credit) for deferred income tax

144

(57)

Earnings of nonconsolidated affiliates less than (in excess of) dividends received

(46)

134

Net periodic pension benefit cost

23

64

Pension contributions

(1,061)

(63)

Net gain on sales of assets, businesses and investments

(38)

(12)

Restructuring and asset related charges - net

96

Other net loss

55

135

Changes in assets and liabilities, net of effects of acquired and divested companies:

Accounts and notes receivable

(866)

128

Inventories

(478)

(111)

Accounts payable

611

(314)

Other assets and liabilities, net

(295)

254

Cash provided by (used for) operating activities - continuing operations

(228)

1,236

Cash provided by (used for) operating activities - discontinued operations

(63)

3

Cash provided by (used for) operating activities

(291)

1,239

Investing Activities

Capital expenditures

(289)

(395)

Investment in gas field developments

(9)

(5)

Purchases of previously leased assets

(2)

Proceeds from sales of property and businesses, net of cash divested

9

11

Investments in and loans to nonconsolidated affiliates

(114)

Distributions and loan repayments from nonconsolidated affiliates

6

Purchases of investments

(150)

(128)

Proceeds from sales and maturities of investments

428

472

Cash used for investing activities

(13)

(153)

Financing Activities

Changes in short-term notes payable

(47)

838

Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt

29

2,449

Payments on long-term debt

(164)

(2,275)

Purchases of treasury stock

(125)

Proceeds from issuance of stock

127

16

Transaction financing, debt issuance and other costs

(1)

(93)

Employee taxes paid for share-based payment arrangements

(10)

(26)

Distributions to noncontrolling interests

(8)

(1)

Dividends paid to stockholders

(521)

(518)

Cash provided by (used for) financing activities

(595)

265

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

(48)

(86)

Summary

Increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

(947)

1,265

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period

5,108

2,380

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period

$

4,161

$

3,645

Less: Restricted cash and cash equivalents, included in "Other current assets"

28

12

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$

4,133

$

3,633

Dow Inc. and Subsidiaries

Net Sales by Segment and Geographic Region

Net Sales by Segment

Three Months Ended

In millions (Unaudited)

Mar 31,
2021

Mar 31,
2020

Packaging & Specialty Plastics

$

6,082

$

4,609

Industrial Intermediates & Infrastructure

3,607

3,045

Performance Materials & Coatings

2,123

2,065

Corporate

70

51

Total

$

11,882

$

9,770

U.S. & Canada

$

4,028

$

3,550

EMEAI 1

4,329

3,411

Asia Pacific

2,365

1,845

Latin America

1,160

964

Total

$

11,882

$

9,770

Net Sales Variance by Segment and Geographic Region

Three Months Ended Mar 31, 2021

Local
Price &
Product
Mix

Currency

Volume

Total

Percent change from prior year

Packaging & Specialty Plastics

24

%

3

%

5

%

32

%

Industrial Intermediates & Infrastructure

21

3

(6

)

18

Performance Materials & Coatings

4

3

(4

)

3

Total

19

%

3

%

%

22

%

Total, excluding the Hydrocarbons & Energy business

17

%

3

%

(2

)%

18

%

U.S. & Canada

21

%

%

(8

)%

13

%

EMEAI 1

16

7

4

27

Asia Pacific

14

3

11

28

Latin America

25

(1

)

(4

)

20

Total

19

%

3

%

%

22

%

Net Sales Variance by Segment and Geographic Region

Three Months Ended Mar 31, 2021

Local
Price &
Product
Mix

Currency

Volume

Total

Percent change from prior quarter

Packaging & Specialty Plastics

19

%

1

%

(1

)%

19

%

Industrial Intermediates & Infrastructure

12

1

(10

)

3

Performance Materials & Coatings

5

1

(1

)

5

Total

14

%

1

%

(4

)%

11

%

Total, excluding the Hydrocarbons & Energy business

11

%

1

%

(5

)%

7

%

U.S. & Canada

15

%

%

(6

)%

9

%

EMEAI 1

17

3

1

21

Asia Pacific

7

1

(6

)

2

Latin America

14

(10

)

4

Total

14

%

1

%

(4

)%

11

%

Dow Inc. and Subsidiaries

Selected Financial Information and Non-GAAP Measures

Operating EBIT by Segment

Three Months Ended

In millions (Unaudited)

Mar 31,
2021

Mar 31,
2020

Packaging & Specialty Plastics

$

1,228

$

580

Industrial Intermediates & Infrastructure

326

175

Performance Materials & Coatings

62

162

Corporate

(62)

(74)

Total

$

1,554

$

843

Depreciation and Amortization by Segment

Three Months Ended

In millions (Unaudited)

Mar 31,
2021

Mar 31,
2020

Packaging & Specialty Plastics

$

336

$

352

Industrial Intermediates & Infrastructure

156

150

Performance Materials & Coatings

218

216

Corporate

7

6

Total

$

717

$

724

Operating EBITDA by Segment

Three Months Ended

In millions (Unaudited)

Mar 31,
2021

Mar 31,
2020

Packaging & Specialty Plastics

$

1,564

$

932

Industrial Intermediates & Infrastructure

482

325

Performance Materials & Coatings

280

378

Corporate

(55)

(68)

Total

$

2,271

$

1,567

Equity in Earnings (Losses) of Nonconsolidated Affiliates by Segment

Three Months Ended

In millions (Unaudited)

Mar 31,
2021

Mar 31,
2020

Packaging & Specialty Plastics

$

106

$

5

Industrial Intermediates & Infrastructure

115

(76)

Performance Materials & Coatings

2

1

Corporate

1

(19)

Total

$

224

$

(89)

Reconciliation of "Net income" to "Operating EBIT"

Three Months Ended

In millions (Unaudited)

Mar 31,
2021

Mar 31,
2020

Net income

$

1,006

$

258

+ Provision for income taxes

317

138

Income before income taxes

$

1,323

$

396

- Interest income

8

15

+ Interest expense and amortization of debt discount

196

215

- Significant items

(43)

(247)

Operating EBIT (non-GAAP)

$

1,554

$

843

Dow Inc. and Subsidiaries

Selected Financial Information and Non-GAAP Measures

Significant Items Impacting Results for the Three Months Ended Mar 31, 2021

In millions, except per share amounts (Unaudited)

Pretax 1

Net
Income 2

EPS 3

Income Statement Classification

Reported results

$

1,323

$

991

$

1.32

Less: Significant items

Restructuring implementation costs 4

(10)

(8)

(0.01)

Cost of sales ($9 million);

R&D ($1 million)

Digitalization program costs 5

(33)

(25)

(0.03)

Cost of sales ($29 million);

SG&A ($4 million)

Total significant items

$

(43)

$

(33)

$

(0.04)

Operating results (non-GAAP)

$

1,366

$

1,024

$

1.36

Significant Items Impacting Results for the Three Months Ended Mar 31, 2020

In millions, except per share amounts (Unaudited)

Pretax 1

Net
Income 2

EPS 3

Income Statement Classification

Reported results

$

396

$

239

$

0.32

Less: Significant items

Integration and separation costs

(65)

(51)

(0.07)

Integration and separation costs

Restructuring and asset related charges - net

(96)

(79)

(0.11)

Restructuring and asset related

charges - net

Loss on early extinguishment of debt

(86)

(70)

(0.09)

Sundry income (expense)

Total significant items

$

(247)

$

(200)

$

(0.27)

Operating results (non-GAAP)

$

643

$

439

$

0.59

Reconciliation of Free Cash Flow

Three Months Ended

In millions (Unaudited)

Mar 31,
2021

Mar 31,
2020

Cash provided by (used for) operating activities - continuing operations (GAAP)

$

(228)

$

1,236

Capital expenditures

(289)

(395)

Free cash flow (non-GAAP) 1

$

(517)

$

841

Reconciliation of Cash Flow Conversion

Three Months Ended

In millions (Unaudited)

Jun 30,
2020

Sep 30,
2020

Dec 31,
2020

Mar 31,
2021

Cash provided by (used for) operating activities - continuing operations (GAAP)

$

1,599

$

1,761

$

1,656

$

(228)

Operating EBITDA (non-GAAP)

$

757

$

1,485

$

1,780

$

2,271

Cash flow conversion (Operating EBITDA to cash flow from operations) (non-GAAP) 1

211.2

%

118.6

%

93.0

%

(10.0)

%

Cash flow conversion - trailing twelve months (non-GAAP)

76.1

%

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