Kraton First Quarter 2017 Earnings Call 3
This presentation includes the use of non-GAAP financial measures, as defined below. Tables included in this presentation reconcile each of these non-
GAAP financial measures with the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure. For additional information on the impact of the spread between
the FIFO basis of accounting and estimated current replacement cost (“ECRC”), see our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December
We consider these non-GAAP financial measures to be important supplemental measures in the evaluation of our absolute and relative performance.
However, we caution that these non-GAAP financial measures have limitations as analytical tools and may vary substantially from other measures of our
performance. You should not consider them in isolation, or as a substitute for analysis of our results under GAAP in the United States.
EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, and Adjusted EBITDA Margin: For our consolidated results, EBITDA represents net income (loss) before interest, taxes,
depreciation and amortization. For each reporting segment, EBITDA represents operating income before depreciation and amortization, disposition and
exit of business activities and earnings of unconsolidated joint ventures. Among other limitations, EBITDA does not: reflect the significant interest
expense on our debt or reflect the significant depreciation and amortization expense associated with our long-lived assets; and EBITDA included herein
should not be used for purposes of assessing compliance or non-compliance with financial covenants under our debt agreements since it calculation
differs in such agreements. Other companies in our industry may calculate EBITDA differently than we do, limiting its usefulness as a comparative
measure. As an analytical tool, Adjusted EBITDA is subject to all the limitations applicable to EBITDA. We prepare Adjusted EBITDA by eliminating from
EBITDA the impact of a number of items we do not consider indicative of our on-going performance but you should be aware that in the future we may
incur expenses similar to the adjustments in this presentation. Our presentation of Adjusted EBITDA should not be construed as an inference that our
future results will be unaffected by unusual or non-recurring items. In addition, due to volatility in raw material prices, Adjusted EBITDA may, and often
does, vary substantially from EBITDA and other performance measures, including net income calculated in accordance with U.S. GAAP. We define Adjusted
EBITDA Margin as Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of revenue (for each reporting segment or on a consolidated bases, as applicable).
Adjusted Gross Profit and Adjusted Gross Profit Per Ton: We define Adjusted Gross Profit Per Ton as Adjusted Gross Profit divided by total sales volume
(for each reporting segment or on a consolidated basis, as applicable). We define Adjusted Gross Profit as gross profit excluding certain charges and
expenses. Adjusted Gross Profit is limited because it often varies substantially from gross profit calculated in accordance with U.S. GAAP due to volatility
in raw material prices.
Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share: Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share is Diluted Earnings (Loss) Per Share excluding the impact of a number of non-
recurring items we do not consider indicative of our on-going performance.
Net Debt: Net debt for Kraton is total debt (excluding debt of KFPC due to its own capital structure) less cash and cash equivalents. Consolidated net
debt is Kraton net debt plus debt of KFPC less KFPC’s cash and cash equivalents. Management believes that net debt is useful to investors in determining
our leverage since we could choose to use cash and cash equivalents to satisfy our debt obligations.