AdvanSix Announces Third Quarter 2021 Financial Results


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Parsippany, N.J., October 29, 2021 – AdvanSix (NYSE: ASIX) today announced its financial results for the third quarter ending September 30, 2021. Overall, the Company generated robust sales, earnings and cash flow in the quarter reflecting strong execution amid improving end market demand and tight industry supply conditions.

Third Quarter 2021 Summary

  • Sales up approximately 58% versus prior year driven by 28% favorable impact of market-based pricing, 22% higher raw material pass-through pricing and 8% higher volume
  • Net Income of $43.9 million, an increase of $44.6 million versus the prior year
  • EBITDA of $75.2 million, an increase of $59.4 million versus the prior year
  • EBITDA Margin of 16.8%, an increase of 1120 bps versus the prior year
  • Cash Flow from Operations of $76.5 million, an increase of $41.0 million versus the prior year
  • Capital Expenditures of $13.0 million, a decrease of $3.0 million versus the prior year
  • Free Cash Flow of $63.5 million, an increase of $43.9 million versus the prior year
  • Announced the initiation of a $0.125 per share quarterly dividend payable November 23, 2021

“We continued to execute well in the third quarter while supporting our customers to successfully navigate the current set of industry dynamics,” said Erin Kane, president and CEO of AdvanSix. “Our performance was supported by strong pricing and volume improvement including continued contributions from differentiated products amid favorable end market conditions and tight industry supply. Our earnings results were above the high-end of the outlook we provided at our September 28th Investor Day driven primarily by better-than-expected pricing, net of raw material costs, as well as the timing of ammonium sulfate sales.”

Summary third quarter 2021 financial results for the Company are included below:

Sales of $446.5 million increased approximately 58% versus the prior year. Raw material pass-through pricing was favorable by 22% following a net cost increase in benzene and propylene (inputs to cumene which is a key feedstock to our products). Market-based pricing was favorable by 28% compared to the prior year driven by higher pricing across each of our product lines. Sales volume in the quarter increased approximately 8% driven primarily by improved end market demand across our ammonium sulfate, nylon and caprolactam product lines.

Sales by product line and approximate percentage of total sales are included below:

EBITDA of $75.2 million in the quarter increased $59.4 million versus the prior year primarily due to higher market-based pricing, net of increased raw material costs, and the net approximately $20 million favorable impact of planned plant turnarounds year-over-year. 3Q 2021 EBITDA included approximately
$2 million favorable impact of additional insurance proceeds related to the 2019 shutdown of cumene supplier Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES).

Earnings per share of $1.51 increased $1.53 versus the prior year driven primarily by the factors discussed above.

Cash flow from operations of $76.5 million in the quarter increased $41.0 million versus the prior year primarily due to higher net income and the favorable impact of changes in working capital. Capital expenditures of $13.0 million in the quarter decreased $3.0 million versus the prior year reflecting capital process efficiencies and timing of project execution.


As announced on September 28, 2021, the company’s Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.125 per share on the company’s common stock, payable on November 23, 2021 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on November 9, 2021.

Credit Agreement

On October 27, 2021, the Company completed a refinancing of its existing credit facility by entering into a new 5-year, $500 million revolving credit facility providing increased liquidity and flexibility at lower borrowing costs reflecting strong business performance and more favorable credit market conditions.


  • Expect steady North America nylon demand amid favorable end market conditions and tight industry supply
  • Expect robust agricultural industry fundamentals to continue through 2022 planting season
  • Expect strong demand for chemical intermediates to continue; Expect continued balancing of North America acetone supply and demand
  • Expect Capital Expenditures to be approximately $63 million in 2021; Continue to expect $95 to $105 million in 2022 reflecting scope of planned plant turnarounds and timing of project execution
  • Expect pre-tax income impact of planned plant turnarounds to be approximately $30 million in 2021

“The outlook for our business remains favorable. We are building off a strong foundation with leading positions across our key product lines aligned to a diverse and growing set of end uses and applications. Our enhanced capital allocation strategy, including the recent initiation of a quarterly dividend, is creating further shareholder value over the long-term. We’ve demonstrated our ability to successfully perform through all market conditions and expand our earnings base and are even more excited about the opportunities that lie ahead for AdvanSix,” concluded Kane.

Conference Call Information

AdvanSix will discuss its results during its investor conference call today starting at 9:00 a.m. ET. To participate on the conference call, dial (844) 855-9494 (domestic) or (412) 858-4602 (international) approximately 10 minutes before the 9:00 a.m. ET start, and tell the operator that you are dialing in for AdvanSix’s third quarter 2021 earnings call. The live webcast of the investor call as well as related presentation materials can be accessed at Investors can hear a replay of the conference call from 12 noon ET on October 29 until 12 noon ET on November 5 by dialing (877) 344-7529 (domestic) or (412) 317-0088 (international). The access code is 10160663.

About AdvanSix

AdvanSix plays a critical role in global supply chains, innovating and delivering essential products for our customers in a wide variety of end markets and applications that touch people’s lives, such as building and construction, fertilizers, plastics, solvents, packaging, paints, coatings, adhesives and electronics. Our reliable and sustainable supply of quality products emerges from the vertically integrated value chain of our three U.S.-based manufacturing facilities. AdvanSix strives to deliver best-in-class customer experiences and differentiated products in the industries of nylon solutions, chemical intermediates, and plant nutrients, guided by our core values of Safety, Integrity, Accountability and Respect. More information on AdvanSix can be found at

Forward Looking Statements

This release contains certain statements that may be deemed “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, that address activities, events or developments that our management intends, expects, projects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements may be identified by words such as “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “outlook,” “project,” “strategy,” “intend,” “plan,” “target,” “goal,” “may,” “will,” “should” and “believe” and other variations or similar terminology and expressions. Although we believe forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, such statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are beyond our control and difficult to predict, which may cause the actual results or performance of the Company to be materially different from any future results or performance expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: general economic and financial conditions in the U.S. and globally, including the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and any resurgences; the scope, shape and pace of recovery of the pandemic; the timing of the distribution and efficacy of vaccines or treatments for COVID-19 that are currently available or may be available in the future and related vaccination rates; the severity and transmissibility of newly identified strains of COVID-19; governmental, business and individuals’ actions in response to the pandemic, including our business continuity and cash optimization plans that have been, and may in the future be, implemented; the impact of social and economic restrictions and other containment measures taken to combat virus transmission; the effect on our customers’ demand for our products and our suppliers’ ability to manufacture and deliver our raw materials, including implications of reduced refinery utilization in the U.S.; our ability to sell and provide our goods and services, including as a result of travel and other COVID-19-related restrictions; the ability of our customers to pay for our products; and any closures of our and our customers’ offices and facilities; risks associated with increased phishing, compromised business emails and other cybersecurity attacks and disruptions to our technology infrastructure; risks associated with employees working remotely or operating with a reduced workforce; risks associated with our indebtedness including compliance with financial and restrictive covenants, and our ability to access capital on reasonable terms, at a reasonable cost or at all due to economic conditions resulting from COVID-19 or otherwise; the impact of scheduled turnarounds and significant unplanned downtime and interruptions of production or logistics operations as a result of mechanical issues or other unanticipated events such as fires, severe weather conditions, natural disasters and pandemics; price fluctuations, cost increases and supply of raw materials; our operations and growth projects requiring substantial capital; growth rates and cyclicality of the industries we serve including global changes in supply and demand; failure to develop and commercialize new products or technologies; loss of significant customer relationships; adverse trade and tax policies; extensive environmental, health and safety laws that apply to our operations; hazards associated with chemical manufacturing, storage and transportation; litigation associated with chemical manufacturing and our business operations generally; inability to acquire and integrate businesses, assets, products or technologies; protection of our intellectual property and proprietary information; prolonged work stoppages as a result of labor difficulties or otherwise; cybersecurity, data privacy incidents and disruptions to our technology infrastructure; failure to maintain effective internal controls; our ability to declare and pay quarterly cash dividends and the amounts and timing of any future dividends; our ability to repurchase our common stock and the amount and timing of any future repurchases; disruptions in supply chain, transportation and logistics; potential for uncertainty regarding qualification for tax treatment of our spin-off; fluctuations in our stock price; and changes in laws or regulations applicable to our business. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this release. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results, developments and business decisions may differ from those envisaged by such forward-looking statements. We identify the principal risks and uncertainties that affect our performance in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including the risk factors in Part 1, Item 1A of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020, as updated in subsequent reports filed with the SEC.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release includes certain non-GAAP financial measures intended to supplement, not to act as substitutes for, comparable GAAP measures. Reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures to GAAP financial measures are provided in this press release. Investors are urged to consider carefully the comparable GAAP measures and the reconciliations to those measures provided. Non-GAAP measures in this press release may be calculated in a way that is not comparable to similarly- titled measures reported by other companies.

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