UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
 
 


FORM 8-K
 


CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 7, 2022
 
 


Cabot Corporation
(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
 


Delaware
001-05667
04-2271897
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)

2 Seaport Lane, Suite 1400, Boston, Massachusetts
 
02210-2019
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
 
(Zip Code)
 
Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code: (617) 345-0100
 



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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
 
 
 
 
Title of each class
Trading Symbol(s)
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Common Stock, $1 par value per share
CBT
New York Stock Exchange
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR §230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2 of this chapter).
 
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If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  ☐

Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On November 7, 2022, Cabot Corporation issued a press release announcing operating results for its fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2022. A copy of the press release is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.

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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 
CABOT CORPORATION
 
 
 
 
 
By:  /s/ Lisa M. Dumont
 
Name:  Lisa M. Dumont
 
Title:    Vice President and Controller

Date:  November 7, 2022

Exhibit 99.1

Cabot Corp Reports Fourth Quarter Diluted EPS of $1.64 and Adjusted EPS of $1.55

Fiscal Year 2022 Diluted EPS of $3.62 and Record Adjusted EPS of $6.28

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--November 7, 2022--Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT) today announced results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2022.

Key Highlights

  • Fiscal fourth quarter Diluted EPS increased 228% and Adjusted EPS increased 40% year-over-year driven by higher segment EBIT
  • Fiscal 2022 segment EBIT increased 24% in Reinforcement Materials and 11% in Performance Chemicals year-over-year
  • Momentum in Battery Materials continued in the fiscal year:
    • Full year revenue up 74% to $132 million and EBITDA up 81% to $29 million
    • Signed a multi-year agreement with an American multinational automotive company
  • Fourth quarter cash flow from operations of $105 million; liquidity remained strong at approximately $1.1 billion

(In millions, except per share amounts)


Three Months Ended



Twelve Months Ended

 


9/30/22


9/30/21



9/30/22


9/30/21

 










Net sales


$

1,112


$

904



$

4,321


$

3,409

Net income (loss) attributable to Cabot Corporation


$

94


$

29



$

209


$

250










 

Net earnings (loss) per share attributable to Cabot Corporation


$

1.64


$

0.50



$

3.62


$

4.34

Less: Certain items after tax per share


$

0.09


$

(0.61)



$

(2.66)


$

(0.68)

Adjusted EPS


$

1.55


$

1.11



$

6.28


$

5.02

Sean Keohane, Cabot President and Chief Executive Officer commented: "This was an exceptional year in both financial results and strategic progress. Our teams around the world did a fantastic job navigating a challenging macroeconomic environment. We delivered record 2022 adjusted earnings per share that exceeded our prior year performance by 25 percent. Both segments delivered double digit year-over-year EBIT growth, and growth in Battery Materials continues to outpace the market. In addition, discretionary free cash flow reached a historical high of $395 million in the fiscal year, and we paid $84 million in dividends to shareholders and repurchased shares totaling $53 million.”


Keohane continued, “We also made important strategic investments, including a bolt-on acquisition in Battery Materials and capacity expansions in Battery Materials and Specialty Carbons. We streamlined the portfolio with the divestiture of our Purification Solutions business and continued to further our progress in ESG with the announcement of our ambition to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. I am extremely pleased with how the company has performed this year. We believe our record fiscal 2022 financial performance demonstrates the strength and resilience of our portfolio and progress against our Creating for Tomorrow strategy.”

Financial Detail

For the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022, net income attributable to Cabot Corporation was $94 million ($1.64 per diluted common share). Net income reflects an after-tax per share benefit from certain items of $0.09. Adjusted EPS for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022 was $1.55 per share.

Segment Results

Reinforcement Materials – Fourth quarter fiscal 2022 EBIT in Reinforcement Materials increased by $42 million compared to the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021. The increase in EBIT was principally driven by improved unit margins from higher pricing in our calendar year 2022 customer agreements and higher volumes across all regions.

Global and regional volume changes for Reinforcement Materials for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022 as compared to the same quarter of the prior year are set forth in the table below:

 


Fourth Quarter

Year-over-Year Change

Global Reinforcement Materials Volumes


4%

Asia


4%

Europe, Middle East, Africa


5%

Americas


4%

Performance Chemicals – Fourth quarter fiscal 2022 EBIT in Performance Chemicals increased by $4 million compared to the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021 primarily due to improved unit margins and higher volumes. Higher margins were driven by price increases and favorable product mix in both the specialty carbons and fumed metal oxides product lines. Volumes increased by 3% year-over-year in the Performance Additives business, including robust growth in products sold to battery materials applications, and 5% in the Formulated Solutions business due to higher volumes in our specialty compounds product line.

Cash Performance The Company ended the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022 with a cash balance of $206 million. During the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022, cash flows from operating activities were a source of $105 million. Capital expenditures for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022 were $90 million. Additional uses of cash during the fourth quarter included $21 million for the payment of dividends and $5 million for share repurchases.


Taxes – During the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022, the Company recorded a tax provision of $29 million for an effective tax rate of 23%. The provision reflected a $3 million net benefit for non-GAAP tax adjustments. The operating tax rate for fiscal year 2022 was 26%. We expect our operating tax rate for fiscal 2023 to be in the range of 26% to 28%.

Outlook

Commenting on the outlook for the Company, Keohane said, “Looking ahead to fiscal 2023, we expect the macroeconomic environment to be challenging, particularly in the near-term, and we will need to continue to manage rising inflation, persistently high energy costs, elevated interest rates, and foreign currency exchange headwinds. Despite this challenging environment, we expect fiscal year 2023 adjusted earnings per share to be in the range of $6.25 to $6.75, driven by continued strength in our Reinforcement Materials segment and above-market growth in Battery Materials. In addition, we anticipate strong operating cash flow driven by robust EBITDA and our expectation for moderating feedstock costs.”

Keohane continued, “Regarding our business outlook, in Reinforcement Materials, we anticipate stable volumes in fiscal 2023 along with higher pricing in our 2023 calendar year customer agreements to drive year-over-year growth in segment EBIT. In our Performance Chemicals segment, we anticipate volumes in our Battery Materials growth vector to grow in excess of 50% year-over-year with EBITDA in the range of $45 million to $50 million. In the other businesses within our Performance Chemicals segment, we anticipate results being impacted in the first half of the fiscal year due to weaker demand, particularly in Europe.”

Keohane concluded, “Moving forward, we believe our global scale, broad geographic footprint, and foundation of operational excellence will continue to be advantages for our businesses. Our track record of employing a disciplined and balanced approach to capital allocation, combined with our focus on cash flow generation and our resilient balance sheet, provide a solid foundation as we continue managing these dynamic global conditions. In addition, we remain committed to investing in high-confidence, high-return projects, especially in Battery Materials. With a clear focus on executing our Creating for Tomorrow strategy, we believe we are well positioned to deliver significant value to our shareholders and remain on track to meet the objectives outlined in our 2021 investor day.”

Earnings Call

The Company will host a conference call with industry analysts at 8:00 a.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. The call can be accessed through Cabot’s investor relations website at http://investor.cabot-corp.com

About Cabot Corporation

Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT) is a global specialty chemicals and performance materials company, headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. The company is a leading provider of reinforcing and specialty carbons, inkjet colorants, specialty compounds, fumed metal oxides, and aerogel. For more information on Cabot, please visit the company’s website at: http://www.cabotcorp.com. The Company encourages investors and potential investors to consult the Cabot website regularly.


Forward-Looking Statements – This earnings release contains forward-looking statements. All statements that address expectations or projections about the future, including with respect to our expectations for our performance in fiscal year 2023, including our expectations for adjusted earnings per share, operating cash flow and EBITDA, the factors that we expect will impact our results of operations, our ability to deliver value across a variety of economic environments, our ability to execute on projects and strategies, our net zero emissions goal, and our expected operating tax rate for fiscal 2023 are forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties, potentially inaccurate assumptions, and other factors, some of which are beyond our control and difficult to predict. If known or unknown risks materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove inaccurate, our actual results could differ materially from past results and from those expressed or implied by forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, disruption to our operations from the COVID-19 pandemic, competition from other specialty chemical companies; safety, health and environmental requirements and related constraints imposed on our business; regulatory and financial risk related to climate change developments; volatility in the price and availability of energy and raw materials, including with respect to the Russian invasion of Ukraine; a significant adverse change in a customer relationship; failure to achieve growth expectations from new products, new applications and technology developments; unanticipated delays in, or increased cost of, site development projects; negative or uncertain worldwide or regional economic conditions and market opportunities, including from trade relations, global health matters or geo-political conflicts; and fluctuations in foreign currency exchange and interest rates. These factors are discussed more fully in the reports we file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), particularly under the heading “Risk Factors” in our annual report on Form 10-K for our fiscal year ended September 30, 2021 and in our quarterly report on Form 10-Q for our fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2022, which are filed with the SEC at www.sec.gov. We assume no obligation to provide revisions to any forward-looking statements should circumstances change, except as otherwise required by securities and other applicable laws.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement Cabot’s consolidated financial statements presented on a generally accepted accounting principle (“GAAP”) basis, the preceding discussion of our results and the accompanying financial tables report Adjusted EPS, Total Segment EBIT, Total Segment EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, our operating tax rate, Free Cash Flow and Discretionary Free Cash Flow, all of which are non-GAAP financial measures. These non-GAAP financial measures are not computed in accordance with, or as an alternative to, GAAP, and the definitions of these measures may not be comparable to those used by other companies. Reconciliations of Adjusted EPS to net income (loss) per share attributable to Cabot Corporation, the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure, Total Segment EBIT, Total Segment EBITDA, and Adjusted EBITDA to income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes and equity in earnings of affiliated companies, the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure of each such non-GAAP measure, operating tax rate to effective tax rate, the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure and Free Cash Flow and Discretionary Free Cash Flow to Cash flow from operating activities, the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure, are provided in the tables titled “Cabot Corporation Certain Items and Reconciliation of Adjusted EPS and Operating Tax Rate” and “Cabot Corporation Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures.”


Management believes these non-GAAP measures provide investors with greater transparency to the information used by Cabot management in its financial and operational decision-making, allow investors to see Cabot’s results through the eyes of management, and better enable Cabot’s investors to understand Cabot’s operating performance and financial condition.

Adjusted EPS. In calculating Adjusted EPS, we exclude from our net income (loss) attributable to Cabot Corporation items of expense and income that management does not consider representative of the Company’s business operations. Accordingly, reporting earnings on an adjusted basis supplements the GAAP measure of performance and provides additional information related to the underlying performance of the business. For example, certain of the items we exclude are items that we are required by GAAP to recognize in one period that relate to activities extending over several periods or relate to single events that management considers to be unusual and infrequent, although not necessarily non-recurring. We refer to these items as “certain items.” Management believes excluding these items facilitates operating performance comparisons from period to period by eliminating differences caused by the existence and timing of certain expense and income items that would not otherwise be apparent on a GAAP basis and evaluates the Company’s operating performance without the impact of these costs or benefits. Management also uses Adjusted EPS as a key measure in evaluating management performance for incentive compensation purposes.

The items of income and expense that we exclude from our calculations of Adjusted EPS but that are included in our GAAP net income (loss) per share, as applicable in a particular reporting period, include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Asset impairment charges, which primarily include charges associated with an impairment of goodwill, other long-lived assets or assets held for sale.
  • Charges related to the divestiture of our Purification Solutions business, which include accelerated costs associated with the change in control and employee incentive compensation.
  • Benefit from settlement of royalty arrangement entered into in connection with divestiture of former Specialty Fluids business.
  • Legal and environmental reserves and matters, which consist of costs or benefits for matters typically related to former businesses or that are otherwise incurred outside of the ordinary course of business.
  • Global restructuring activities, which include costs or benefits associated with cost reduction initiatives or plant closures and are primarily related to (i) employee termination costs, (ii) asset impairment charges associated with restructuring actions, (iii) costs to close facilities, including environmental costs and contract termination penalties, and (iv) gains realized on the sale of land or equipment associated with restructured plants or locations.
  • Acquisition and integration-related charges, which include transaction costs, redundant costs incurred during the period of integration, and costs associated with transitioning certain management and business processes to Cabot’s processes.
  • Indirect tax settlement credits, which includes favorable settlements resulting in the recoveries of indirect taxes.
  • Gains (losses) on sale of a business.
  • Employee benefit plan settlements, which consist of either charges or benefits associated with the termination of a pension plan or the transfer of a pension plan to a multi-employer plan.
  • Gain associated with the bargain purchase of a business.
  • Gain on the sale of land.

Cabot does not provide an expected GAAP EPS range or reconciliation of the Adjusted EPS range with an expected GAAP EPS range because, without unreasonable effort, we are unable to predict with reasonable certainty the matters we would allocate to “certain items,” including unusual gains and losses, costs associated with future restructurings, acquisition-related expenses and litigation outcomes. These items are uncertain, depend on various factors, and could have a material impact on GAAP EPS in future periods.

Total Segment EBIT. Total segment EBIT reflects the sum of EBIT from our two reportable segments. In calculating Total segment EBIT we exclude from our income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes and equity in earnings of affiliated companies, certain items and items that, because they are not controlled by the business segments and primarily benefit corporate objectives, are not allocated to our business segments, such as interest expense and other corporate costs, which include unallocated corporate overhead expenses such as certain corporate salaries and headquarter expenses, plus costs related to corporate projects and initiatives.

Total Segment EBITDA. Total Segment EBITDA is equal to Total Segment EBIT (as defined above), but further adjusted for depreciation and amortization.

Adjusted EBITDA. Adjusted EBITDA reflects Total Segment EBITDA and is further adjusted for unallocated corporate costs, which include unallocated corporate overhead expenses such as certain corporate salaries and headquarter expenses, plus costs related to corporate projects and initiatives.

Free Cash Flow. To calculate “Free Cash Flow” we deduct Additions to property, plant and equipment from cash flow from operating activities.

Discretionary Free Cash Flow. To calculate “Discretionary Free Cash Flow” we deduct sustaining and compliance capital expenditures and changes in Net Working Capital from cash flow from operating activities.

Operating Tax Rate. Our “operating tax rate” is calculated based upon management's forecast of the annual operating tax rate for the fiscal year applied to adjusted pre-tax earnings. The operating tax rate excludes income tax (expense) benefit on certain items, discrete tax items and, on a quarterly basis the timing of losses in certain jurisdictions. The income tax (expense) benefit on certain items is determined using the applicable rates in the taxing jurisdictions in which the certain items occurred and includes both current and deferred income tax (expense) benefit based on the nature of the certain items. Discrete tax items include, but are not limited to, changes in valuation allowance, uncertain tax positions, and other tax items, such as the tax impact of legislative changes and tax accruals on historic earnings due to changes in indefinite reinvestment assertions. Management believes that this non-GAAP financial measure is useful supplemental information because it helps our investors compare our tax rate year to year on a consistent basis and to understand what our tax rate on current operations would be without the impact of these items.


Cabot does not provide a forward-looking reconciliation of the operating tax rate range with an effective tax rate range because, without unreasonable effort, we are unable to predict with reasonable certainty the matters we would allocate to “certain items,” including unusual gains and losses, costs associated with future restructurings, acquisition-related expenses and litigation outcomes. These items are uncertain, depend on various factors, and could have a material impact on the effective tax rate in future periods.

Explanation of Terms Used

Product Mix. The term “product mix” refers to the mix of types and grade of products sold or the mix of geographic regions where products are sold, and the positive or negative impact this has on the revenue or profitability of the business or segment.

Net Working Capital. The term “net working capital” includes accounts receivable, inventory and accounts payable and accrued expenses.









 
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CABOT CORPORATION CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS







 







 
Periods ended September 30

Three Months

 

Twelve Months

Dollars in millions, except per share amounts (unaudited)

2022

 

2021

 

2022

 

2021








 
Net sales and other operating revenues

$

1,112

 


$

904

 


$

4,321

 


$

3,409

 

Cost of sales

 

892

 


 

726

 


 

3,436

 


 

2,610

 

Gross profit

 

220

 


 

178

 


 

885

 


 

799

 

Selling and administrative expenses

 

62

 


 

89

 


 

258

 


 

289

 

Research and technical expenses

 

14

 


 

15

 


 

55

 


 

56

 

Loss on sale of business and asset impairment charge

 

1

 


 

 


 

207

 


 

 

Gain on bargain purchase of a business

 

 


 

 


 

(24

)


 

 

Income (loss) from operations

 

143

 


 

74

 


 

389

 


 

454

 

Other income (expense)






Interest and dividend income

 

4

 


 

2

 


 

11

 


 

8

 

Interest expense

 

(18

)


 

(12

)


 

(56

)


 

(49

)

Other income (expense)

 

 


 

2

 


 

(9

)


 

(7

)

Total other income (expense)

 

(14

)


 

(8

)


 

(54

)


 

(48

)

Income (loss) before income taxes and equity in earnings of affiliated companies

 

129

 

 

 

66

 

 

 

335

 

 

 

406

 

(Provision) benefit for income taxes

 

(29

)


 

(30

)


 

(102

)


 

(123

)

Equity in earnings of affiliated companies, net of tax

 

3

 


 

 


 

10

 


 

3

 

Net income (loss)

 

103

 


 

36

 


 

243

 


 

286

 

Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

9

 


 

7

 


 

34

 


 

36

 

Net income (loss) attributable to Cabot Corporation

$

94

 


$

29

 


$

209

 


$

250

 








 
Diluted earnings (loss) per share of common stock attributable to Cabot Corporation

$

1.64

 

 

$

0.50

 

 

$

3.62

 

 

$

4.34

 








 
Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding

 

56.8

 


 

56.9

 


 

56.9

 


 

56.8

 









 
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CABOT CORPORATION SUMMARY RESULTS BY SEGMENT









 









 
Periods ended September 30

Three Months

 

Twelve Months

Dollars in millions, except per share amounts (unaudited)

2022

 

2021

 

2022

 

2021










 
Sales
















 
Reinforcement Materials

$

700

 


$

493

 


$

2,575

 


$

1,781

 

Performance Chemicals

 

338

 


 

284

 


 

1,372

 


 

1,148

 

Performance Additives

 

250

 


 

201

 


 

1,013

 


 

796

 

Formulated Solutions

 

88

 


 

83

 


 

359

 


 

352

 

Purification Solutions

 

 


 

66

 


 

97

 


 

257

 

Segment sales

 

1,038

 


 

843

 


 

4,044

 


 

3,186

 

Unallocated and other (A)

 

74

 


 

61

 


 

277

 


 

223

 

Net sales and other operating revenues

$

1,112

 


$

904

 


$

4,321

 


$

3,409

 










 
Segment Earnings Before Interest and Taxes (B)






Reinforcement Materials

$

109

 


$

67

 


$

408

 


$

329

 

Performance Chemicals

 

49

 


 

45

 


 

234

 


 

211

 

Purification Solutions

 

 


 

4

 


 

 


 

10

 

Total Segment Earnings Before Interest and Taxes

 

158

 


 

116

 


 

642

 


 

550

 










 
Unallocated and Other






Interest expense

 

(18

)


 

(12

)


 

(56

)


 

(49

)

Certain items (C)

 

2

 


 

(27

)


 

(183

)


 

(34

)

Unallocated corporate costs

 

(14

)


 

(15

)


 

(59

)


 

(58

)

General unallocated income (expense) (D)

 

4

 


 

4

 


 

1

 


 

 

Less: Equity in earnings of affiliated companies

 

3

 


 

 


 

10

 


 

3

 

Income (loss) before income taxes and equity in earnings of affiliated companies
129


66


335


406
(Provision) benefit for income taxes (including tax certain items)

 

(29

)


 

(30

)


 

(102

)


 

(123

)

Equity in earnings of affiliated companies

 

3

 


 

 


 

10

 


 

3

 

Net income (loss)

 

103

 


 

36

 


 

243

 


 

286

 

Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

9

 


 

7

 


 

34

 


 

36

 

Net income (loss) attributable to Cabot Corporation

$

94

 


$

29

 


$

209

 


$

250

 










 
Diluted earnings (loss) per share of common stock attributable to Cabot Corporation $ 1.64

$ 0.50

$ 3.62

$ 4.34









 
Adjusted earnings (loss) per share (E)

$

1.55

 


$

1.11

 


$

6.28

 


$

5.02

 










 
Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding

 

56.8

 


 

56.9

 


 

56.9

 


 

56.8

 










 

(A) Unallocated and other reflects royalties, by-product revenue, external shipping and handling fees, the impact of the corporate adjustment for unearned revenue, and discounting charges for certain Notes receivable.

(B) Segment EBIT is a measure used by Cabot's Chief Operating Decision-Maker to measure consolidated operating results, assess segment performance and allocate resources. Segment EBIT includes equity in earnings of affiliated companies, royalty income, and allocated corporate costs.

(C) Details of Certain items are presented in the Certain Items and Reconciliation of Adjusted EPS and Operating Tax Rate table.

(D) General unallocated income (expense) consists of gains (losses) arising from foreign currency transactions, net of other foreign currency risk management activities, Interest and dividend income, the profit or loss related to the corporate adjustment for unearned revenue, and unrealized holding gains (losses) for investments.

(E) Adjusted EPS is a non-GAAP measure, and a reconciliation of Adjusted EPS to GAAP EPS is presented in the Certain Items and Reconciliation of Adjusted EPS and Operating Tax Rate table.




 
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CABOT CORPORATION CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION



 



 

September 30,

 

September 30,

Dollars in millions (unaudited)

2022

 

2021




 
Current assets:


Cash and cash equivalents

$

206


$

168

Accounts and notes receivable, net of reserve for doubtful accounts of $3 and $4

 

836


 

645

Inventories:


Raw materials

 

182


 

168

Finished goods

 

427


 

300

Other

 

55


 

55

Total inventories

 

664


 

523

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

114


 

89

Total current assets

 

1,820


 

1,425




 
Property, plant and equipment, net

 

1,270


 

1,376




 
Goodwill

 

129


 

140

Equity affiliates

 

20


 

40

Intangible assets, net

 

63


 

100

Deferred income taxes

 

45


 

53

Other assets

 

178


 

172

Total assets

$

3,525


$

3,306


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CABOT CORPORATION CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION



 



 

September 30,

 

September 30,

Dollars in millions, except share and per share amounts (unaudited)

2022

 

2021




 
Current liabilities:


Short-term borrowings

$

347

 


$

72

 

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

 

707

 


 

667

 

Income taxes payable

 

44

 


 

35

 

Current portion of long-term debt

 

7

 


 

373

 

Total current liabilities

 

1,105

 


 

1,147

 




 
Long-term debt

 

1,089

 


 

717

 

Deferred income taxes

 

65

 


 

73

 

Other liabilities

 

234

 


 

279

 




 
Stockholders' equity:


Preferred stock:


Authorized: 2,000,000 shares of $1 par value


Issued and Outstanding: None and none

 

 


 

 

Common stock:


Authorized: 200,000,000 shares of $1 par value, Issued: 56,385,963 and 56,870,237 shares
Outstanding: 56,248,559 and 56,726,818 shares

56


57
Less cost of 137,404 and 143,419 shares of common treasury stock

 

(4

)


 

(4

)

Additional paid-in capital

 

1

 


 

24

 

Retained earnings

 

1,284

 


 

1,159

 

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

 

(439

)


 

(289

)

Total Cabot Corporation stockholders' equity

 

898

 


 

947

 

Noncontrolling interests

 

134

 


 

143

 

Total stockholders' equity

 

1,032

 


 

1,090

 

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

3,525

 


$

3,306

 






















 
Fourth Quarter Earnings Announcement, Fiscal 2022









































 






















 
CABOT CORPORATION QUARTERLY RESULTS BY SEGMENT






















 






 




Fiscal 2021
Fiscal 2022
Dollars in millions,



















except per share amounts (unaudited)
Dec. Q
Mar. Q
June Q
Sept. Q
FY
Dec. Q
Mar. Q
June Q
Sept. Q
FY






















 
Sales




















Reinforcement Materials

$

375

 


$

434

 


$

479

 


$

493

 


$

1,781

 


$

541

 


$

627

 


$

707

 


$

700

 


$

2,575

 

Performance Chemicals

 

267

 


 

294

 


 

303

 


 

284

 


 

1,148

 


 

302

 


 

360

 


 

372

 


 

338

 


 

1,372

 

Performance Additives

 

184

 


 

203

 


 

208

 


 

201

 


 

796

 


 

227

 


 

266

 


 

270

 


 

250

 


 

1,013

 

Formulated Solutions

 

83

 


 

91

 


 

95

 


 

83

 


 

352

 


 

75

 


 

94

 


 

102

 


 

88

 


 

359

 

Purification Solutions

 

59

 


 

63

 


 

69

 


 

66

 


 

257

 


 

61

 


 

36

 


 

 


 

 


 

97

 

Segment sales

 

701

 


 

791

 


 

851

 


 

843

 


 

3,186

 


 

904

 


 

1,023

 


 

1,079

 


 

1,038

 


 

4,044

 

Unallocated and other (A)

 

45

 


 

51

 


 

66

 


 

61

 


 

223

 


 

64

 


 

69

 


 

70

 


 

74

 


 

277


Net sales and other operating revenues

$

746

 


$

842

 


$

917

 


$

904

 


$

3,409

 


$

968

 


$

1,092

 


$

1,149

 


$

1,112

 


$

4,321

 

Segment Earnings Before Interest and Taxes (B)



















Reinforcement Materials

$

88

 


$

89

 


$

85

 


$

67

 


$

329

 


$

85

 


$

101

 


$

113

 


$

109

 


$

408

 

Performance Chemicals

 

54

 


 

58

 


 

54

 


 

45

 


 

211

 


 

52

 


 

70

 


 

63

 


 

49

 


 

234

 

Purification Solutions

 

(2

)


 

2

 


 

6

 


 

4

 


 

10

 


 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 

Total Segment Earnings Before Interest and Taxes

 

140

 


 

149

 


 

145

 


 

116

 


 

550

 


 

137

 


 

171

 


 

176

 


 

158

 


 

642

 























 
Unallocated and Other



















Interest expense

 

(12

)


 

(13

)


 

(12

)


 

(12

)


 

(49

)


 

(12

)


 

(11

)


 

(15

)


 

(18

)


 

(56

)

Certain items (C)

 

(11

)


 

(1

)


 

5

 


 

(27

)


 

(34

)


 

(204

)


 

7

 


 

12

 


 

2

 


 

(183

)

Unallocated corporate costs

 

(13

)


 

(16

)


 

(14

)


 

(15

)


 

(58

)


 

(14

)


 

(16

)


 

(15

)


 

(14

)


 

(59

)

General unallocated income (expense) (D)

 

(5

)


 

 


 

1

 


 

4

 


 

 


 

1

 


 

(1

)


 

(3

)


 

4

 


 

1

 

Less: Equity in earnings of affiliated companies

 

 


 

1

 


 

2

 


 

 


 

3

 


 

1

 


 

3

 


 

3

 


 

3

 


 

10

 

Income (loss) before income taxes and equity in earnings of affiliated companies

 

99

 


 

118

 


 

123

 


 

66

 


 

406

 


 

(93

)


 

147

 


 

152

 


 

129

 


 

335

 

(Provision) benefit for income taxes (including tax certain items)

 

(29

)


 

(34

)


 

(30

)


 

(30

)


 

(123

)


 

12

 


 

(36

)


 

(49

)


 

(29

)


 

(102

)

Equity in earnings of affiliated companies

 

 


 

1

 


 

2

 


 

 


 

3

 


 

1

 


 

3

 


 

3

 


 

3

 


 

10

 

Net income (loss)

 

70

 


 

85

 


 

95

 


 

36

 


 

286

 


 

(80

)


 

114

 


 

106

 


 

103

 


 

243

 

Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

10

 


 

10

 


 

9

 


 

7

 


 

36

 


 

9

 


 

7

 


 

9

 


 

9

 


 

34

 

Net income (loss) attributable to Cabot Corporation

$

60

 


$

75

 


$

86

 


$

29

 


$

250

 


$

(89

)


$

107

 


$

97

 


$

94

 


$

209

 

Diluted earnings (loss) per share of common stock attributable to Cabot Corporation

$

1.06

 


$

1.30

 


$

1.48

 


$

0.50

 


$

4.34

 


$

(1.57

)


$

1.84

 


$

1.69

 


$

1.64

 


$

3.62

 

Adjusted earnings (loss) per share (E)

$

1.18

 


$

1.38

 


$

1.35

 


$

1.11

 


$

5.02

 


$

1.29

 


$

1.69

 


$

1.73

 


$

1.55

 


$

6.28

 

Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding

 

56.6

 


 

56.7

 


 

57.0

 


 

56.9

 


 

56.8

 


 

56.8

 


 

57.1

 


 

56.8

 


 

56.8

 


 

56.9

 























 

(A) Unallocated and other reflects royalties, by-product revenue, external shipping and handling fees, the impact of the corporate adjustment for unearned revenue, and discounting charges for certain Notes receivable.

(B) Segment EBIT is a measure used by Cabot's Chief Operating Decision-Maker to measure consolidated operating results, assess segment performance and allocate resources. Segment EBIT includes equity in earnings of affiliated companies, royalty income, and allocated corporate costs.

(C) Details of certain items are presented in the Certain Items and Reconciliation of Adjusted EPS and Operating Tax Rate table.

(D) General unallocated income (expense) consists of gains (losses) arising from foreign currency transactions, net of other foreign currency risk management activities, Interest and dividend income, the profit or loss related to the corporate adjustment for unearned revenue, and unrealized holding gains (losses) for investments.

(E) Adjusted EPS is a non-GAAP measure, and a reconciliation of Adjusted EPS to GAAP EPS is presented in the Certain Items and Reconciliation of Adjusted EPS and Operating Tax Rate table.








 
Fourth Quarter Earnings Announcement, Fiscal 2022















 









 
CABOT CORPORATION CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS









 









 
Periods ended September 30

Three Months

 

Twelve Months

Dollars in millions (unaudited)

2022

 

2021

 

2022

 

2021










 
Cash Flows from Operating Activities:






Net income (loss)

$

103

 


$

36

 


$

243

 


$

286

 

Adjustments to reconcile net income to cash provided by operating activities:








Depreciation and amortization

 

35

 


 

43

 


 

146

 


 

160

 

Other non-cash charges (gains), net

 

7

 


 

19

 


 

158

 


 

53

 

Cash dividends received from equity affiliates

 

 


 

 


 

1

 


 

2

 

Changes in assets and liabilities:








Changes in certain working capital items (A)

 

(41

)


 

4

 


 

(431

)


 

(222

)

Changes in other assets and liabilities, net

 

1

 


 

(2

)


 

(17

)


 

(22

)

Cash provided by (used in) operating activities

 

105

 


 

100

 


 

100

 


 

257

 










 
Cash Flows from Investing Activities:






Additions to property, plant and equipment

 

(90

)


 

(80

)


 

(211

)


 

(195

)

Proceeds from sale of business

 

 


 

 


 

79

 


 

 

Cash paid for acquisitions of business, net of cash acquired of $0, $0, $5 and $0

 

 


 

 


 

(9

)


 

 

Other investing activities, net

 

3

 


 

4

 


 

23

 


 

9

 

Cash provided by (used in) investing activities

 

(87

)


 

(76

)


 

(118

)


 

(186

)










 
Cash Flows from Financing Activities:






Change in debt, net

 

42

 


 

7

 


 

298

 


 

36

 

Cash dividends paid to common stockholders

 

(21

)


 

(20

)


 

(84

)


 

(80

)

Other financing activities, net

 

(5

)


 

1

 


 

(69

)


 

(16

)

Cash provided by (used in) financing activities

 

16

 


 

(12

)


 

145

 


 

(60

)

Effect of exchange rates on cash

 

(42

)


 

(15

)


 

(91

)


 

8

 

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

 

(8

)


 

(3

)


 

36

 


 

19

 

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period

 

214

 


 

173

 


 

170

 


 

151

 

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period (B)

$

206

 


$

170

 


$

206

 


$

170

 










 

(A) Includes Accounts and notes receivable, Inventories, and Accounts payable and accrued liabilities.

(B) Restricted cash was $2 million as of September 30, 2021. There was no restricted cash as of September 30, 2022.








 
Fourth Quarter Earnings Announcement, Fiscal 2022









 









 
CABOT CORPORATION CERTAIN ITEMS AND RECONCILIATION OF ADJUSTED EPS AND OPERATING TAX RATE









 









 
TABLE 1: DETAIL OF CERTAIN ITEMS






Periods ended September 30

Three Months

Twelve Months



Dollars in millions, except per share amounts (unaudited)

2022

2021

2022

2021












 
Certain items before and after income taxes






Gain on bargain purchase of a business

$

 

$

 

$

24

 

$

 



Gain on sale of land

 

 

 

 

 

17

 

 

 



Specialty Fluids divestiture related benefit

 

5

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 



Employee benefit plan settlement and other charges

 

1

 

 

2

 

 

1

 

 

(4

)



Loss on sale of business and asset impairment charge

 

(1

)

 

 

 

(207

)

 

 



Legal and environmental matters and reserves

 

 

 

(25

)

 

(9

)

 

(25

)



Purification Solutions divestiture related charges

 

 

 

 

 

(5

)

 

 



Acquisition and integration-related charges

 

(2

)

 

(1

)

 

(6

)

 

(5

)



Global restructuring activities

 

 

 

(3

)

 

(3

)

 

(11

)



Indirect tax settlement credits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

 



Other certain items

 

(1

)

 

 

 

 

 

(1

)



Total certain items, pre-tax

 

2

 

 

(27

)

 

(183

)

 

(34

)












 
Non-GAAP tax adjustments(A)

 

3

 

 

(7

)

 

32

 

 

(4

)



Total certain items after tax

$

5

 

$

(34

)

$

(151

)

$

(38

)



Total certain items after tax per share impact

$

0.09

 

$

(0.61

)

$

(2.66

)

$

(0.68

)












 
TABLE 2: CERTAIN ITEMS STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS LINE ITEM
Periods ended September 30

Three Months

Twelve Months



Dollars in millions, Pre-Tax (unaudited)

2022

2021

2022

2021












 
Statement of Operations Line Item (B)















 
Net sales and other operating revenues

$

 

$

 

$

 

$

9

 



Loss on sale of business and asset impairment charge

 

(1

)

 

 

 

(207

)

 

 



Gain on bargain purchase of a business

 

 

 

 

 

24

 

 

 



Cost of sales

 

(2

)

 

(5

)

 

(9

)

 

(12

)



Selling and administrative expenses

 

5

 

 

(25

)

 

9

 

 

(29

)



Research and technical expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1

)



Other income (expense)

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

(1

)