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Earnings Details
2nd Quarter June 2016
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 4:15:13 PM
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Summary

Ferro Raises Earnings Guidance

Ferro (FOE) reported 2nd Quarter June 2016 earnings of $0.34 per share on revenue of $298.0 million. The consensus earnings estimate was $0.27 per share on revenue of $304.0 million. Revenue grew 11.1% on a year-over-year basis.

The company said it now expects 2016 earnings of $1.00 to $1.05 per share and continues to expect revenue of $1.14 billion to $1.155 billion. The company's previous guidance was earnings of $0.95 to $1.00 per share and the current consensus earnings estimate is $0.96 per share on revenue of $1.14 billion for the year ending December 31, 2016.

Ferro Corp is a producer of specialty materials and chemicals that are sold to the manufacturers who, in turn, make products for many end-use markets. It offers electronic materials, color and glass performance materials, pigments, powders & oxides.

Results
Reported Earnings
$0.34
Earnings Whisper
-
Consensus Estimate
$0.27
Reported Revenue
$298.0 Mil
Revenue Estimate
$304.0 Mil
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
Power Rating
Grade
Earnings Release

Ferro Reports Increased Earnings for Second Quarter 2016 Driven by Higher Sales and Gross Profit Margins

On a constant currency basis, net sales increased by 14.6%

Reported second-quarter diluted EPS from continuing operations increased to $0.29 from $0.14

Adjusted second-quarter diluted EPS from continuing operations increased 70% to $0.34 from $0.20

--Gross profit margin expanded to 33.0% from 28.9%

--Company raises 2016 adjusted EPS guidance on strong second-quarter results

Ferro Corporation (FOE, THE "COMPANY") today reported results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2016. Second-quarter income from continuing operations attributable to common shareholders was $0.29 per diluted share compared with $0.14 per diluted share in the second quarter of 2015. On an adjusted basis, earnings per diluted share from continuing operations were $0.34 compared with earnings of $0.20 per diluted share in the second quarter of 2015. Adjusted earnings exclude charges relating to, among other items, restructuring activities, transaction-related expenses and gains and losses on asset sales. Please refer to the supplemental tables at the end of this release for additional information concerning adjusted financial results.

2016 Second-Quarter Results from Continuing Operations

Second-quarter 2016 net sales increased 11.1% to $298 million, compared with $268 million in the year-ago quarter. Foreign currency translation reduced net sales by approximately $8 million. On a constant currency basis, net sales increased by 14.6%. Constant currency sales growth was due to acquisitions and increased sales in the Pigments, Powders and Oxides and the Performance Coatings segments, partially offset by lower sales in the Performance Colors and Glass segment. Excluding sales from acquisitions of approximately $39 million, associated with Nubiola, Al Salomi, Ferer and Pinturas Benicarlo, constant currency sales increased by 2.2% in the Performance Coatings segment and by 1.0% in the Pigments, Powders and Oxides segment, while sales declined in the Performance Colors and Glass segment by 4.1%. Within the Performance Colors and Glass segment, demand for automotive glass coatings remained strong, with net sales increasing by 7.5%, while demand for products for electronics and decoration applications declined.

Reported Earnings from Continuing Operations: Second-quarter 2016 reported earnings per diluted share were $0.29 versus $0.14 in the same period last year. Results in the second quarter of 2016 benefited from the increase in net sales, a higher gross profit margin and a lower tax rate. Higher gross profit was partially offset by increases in selling, general and administrative ("SG&A") expenses and increased other expenses, including interest expense, partially offset by lower restructuring and impairment charges.

The gross profit margin for the second quarter of 2016 increased by more than 400 basis points to 33.0%, while SG&A expenses increased by approximately $5 million to $58 million, primarily associated with the acquisitions of Nubiola, Al Salomi, Ferer and Pinturas Benicarlo and a decrease in pension income. Other expenses were nearly $1 million higher in the second quarter of 2016 compared with 2015. For the second quarter of 2016 the effective tax rate was 25.4% compared with 31.4% in the same period last year.

Adjusted Earnings from Continuing Operations: Second-quarter 2016 adjusted earnings per diluted share were $0.34 versus $0.20 in the same period last year. Results in the second quarter of 2016 benefited from the increase in net sales coupled with a higher adjusted gross profit margin and lower adjusted effective tax rate. Higher gross profit was partially offset by increases in SG&A expenses and increased interest expense.

The adjusted gross profit margin for the second quarter of 2016 increased to 33.0% from 29.0% while the adjusted effective tax rates were 26.8% and 32.7% for the second quarters of 2016 and 2015, respectively. Adjusted SG&A expenses were approximately $4 million higher in the second quarter of 2016 compared with the prior year period. Adjusting for the effect of foreign currency translation, SG&A expenses increased by approximately $5 million. The increase in SG&A expenses was primarily associated with the acquisitions of Nubiola, Al Salomi, Ferer and Pinturas Benicarlo and a decrease in pension income.

2016 Second-Quarter Cash Flow and Return on Invested Capital from Continuing Operations

For the second quarter of 2016, income from continuing operations was $25 million, compared with $12 million in the same period last year. In the second quarter of 2016, adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ("EBITDA") was $57 million, compared with $37 million in the prior year period. Adjusted EBITDA margins, represented as a percentage of net sales, were 19.0% and 13.9% in the second quarters of 2016 and 2015, respectively. The adjusted return on invested capital ("ROIC"), excluding acquisitions owned less than one year, was 11.6% for the second quarter of 2016 compared with 13.7% at December 31, 2015. The decline in ROIC was primarily due to the impact of reversing $63 million of tax valuation allowances at year-end 2015 and the inclusion of Vetriceramici. The Company anticipates ROIC will improve to approximately 12.0% during 2016.

In the second quarter of 2016, net cash provided by operating activities was approximately $8 million, while net cash used in investing activities was approximately $5 million and net cash used in financing activities was $8 million. For the period ended June 30, 2016 total debt was $496 million compared with $474 million at December 31, 2015, an increase of $22 million. During the first six months of 2016, net debt (debt less cash and cash equivalents) increased by $31 million. For the three months ended June 30, 2016 debt declined by $8 million, and net debt declined by $2 million.

In the second quarter of 2016, continuing operations generated approximately $13 million of free cash flow, with free cash flow defined as EBITDA less cash items used to operate the business, including cash taxes and interest, investment in working capital, capital expenditures and other cash items. The Company used the free cash flow in the quarter to invest in acquisitions ($3 million), restructure operations ($1 million) and fund discontinued operations ($7 million), resulting in a $2 million reduction in net debt

Peter Thomas, Chairman, President and CEO said, "Results for the quarter were very strong, with consolidated sales trending in line with our prior annual guidance of $1.140 to $1.155 billion and gross profit margins exceeding our expectations in all of our major business units. Sales trends continue to improve in Performance Coatings, where we experienced strong demand for our porcelain enamel products, and we continue to see improving demand for tile coatings in Egypt, Italy and Asia. While we experienced sequential sales improvement in the Performance Colors and Glass segment, demand continues to run below last year’s level, and we now expect full-year 2016 sales for this segment to be flat compared with 2015. Our consolidated gross profit margin, as a percent of net sales, improved by more than 400 basis points to 33%, which is the highest level attained since we began implementing our value creation strategy in late 2012. Higher sales volumes, improved manufacturing efficiencies and lower raw material costs contributed to the gross margin improvement. Although the quarter was strong, economic and geopolitical challenges remain, particularly in Indonesia, Brazil, Argentina and Turkey. Based on the strength of the quarter, but tempered by risks associated with economic weakness in certain regions, we are increasing our adjusted EPS guidance for 2016 to $1.00 - $1.05 per diluted share."

Review of Strategic Alternatives

On May 9, 2016, Ferro announced that the Board of Directors was exploring possible strategic alternatives for the Company to enhance shareholder value and had engaged Lazard Freres & Co. as its financial advisor to assist in the review process. The review process was extensive, covering multiple options, including the sale of the Company, a merger, transformational acquisitions, and the continuation of the Company’s value creation strategy.

After exploring each alternative, the Board of Directors concluded that the best course of action for creating shareholder value was to continue executing Ferro’s value creation strategy, focusing on organic and inorganic growth and improving profitability. The Company has identified efficiency optimization opportunities that are expected to increase profitability by $20 - $30 million annually, when the projects are fully implemented, which is expected to be over the next three years. The Company intends to provide information concerning these new optimization initiatives as plans are finalized and being implemented. In addition, the Company will continue to actively pursue strategic acquisitions, including transformational opportunities, to propel future growth. In assessing the option to sell the Company, the Board of Directors determined that third party proposals undervalued the Company compared to the intrinsic value created by remaining an independent public company and pursuing the Company’s growth agenda and cost optimization initiatives.

Addressing the strategic alternatives review process, Mr. Thomas said, "The Board of Directors has been diligent in reviewing multiple options concerning the future of the Company. While we remain confident that shareholder value will be enhanced through our current strategy, as exemplified in our first half results, it was prudent that all other alternatives be thoroughly assessed and vetted. As we have consistently stated over the last four years, the Company remains open to strategic alternatives, including a sale of the Company, but not at a discount to intrinsic value."

Stock Repurchase

The Company’s Board of Directors has approved a new stock repurchase program under which the Company is authorized to repurchase up to an additional $25 million of the Company’s outstanding common stock on the open market, including through a Rule 10b5-1 plan, in privately negotiated transactions, or otherwise. This new program is in addition to the $75 million of authorization previously approved and announced over the last 12 months. Of the $100 million authorized, the Company previously purchased 4,458,345 shares of common stock at an average price of approximately $11.21 per share, for a total cost of $50 million. The Company’s available repurchase authorization now stands at $50 million.

Outlook

Based on the strength of the second-quarter operating results, the Company is increasing its prior adjusted earnings per diluted share guidance to $1.00 - $1.05 from $0.93 - $0.98 (see adjusted earnings note below). This guidance assumes foreign exchange rates approximately in line with those at July 15, 2016.

The guidance reflects the following items shown below (for full-year 2016 metrics; margins calculated as percent of net sales):

Constant Currency Sales growth:
10.5% - 11.5%
Consolidated gross profit margin:
30.5% - 31.0%
Adjusted SG&A expenses as percent of sales:
17.5% - 18.0%
Other income and (expense):
$(5) - $(6) million
Interest expense:
$20.0 - $20.5 million
Effective tax rate:
27% - 28%

Continuing operations are expected to generate free cash flow of $85 - $95 million, with free cash flow defined as adjusted EBITDA less cash items used to operate the business, including cash taxes and interest, investment in working capital, capital expenditures and other cash items.

Antwerp Belgium Disposition Update

Ferro continues to work toward divesting its Europe-based Polymer Additives assets, including the Antwerp Belgium dibenzoates manufacturing assets and the related Polymer Additives European headquarters and lab facilities. These assets are currently classified as held-for-sale and reported as a discontinued operation. The Company expects to complete the disposition during the third quarter of 2016. The resolution of the matter could result in an impairment charge and other related expenses of up to $25 - $30 million.

Adjusted Earnings Guidance

Adjusted earnings per diluted share guidance excludes the impact of certain items, primarily associated with restructuring activities, transaction-related expenses, gains and losses on asset sales, and mark-to-market adjustments to the Company’s pension and postretirement benefit liabilities. The impact of adjusting for these items for the first six months of 2016 was an increase to GAAP earnings per diluted share from continuing operations of $0.03, from $0.53 to $0.56. It is not possible at this time to identify the potential amount or significance of these items for the balance of the year, as they have not occurred yet. Therefore, the Company is unable to reconcile its full-year 2016 adjusted earnings per diluted share guidance.

Conference Call

The Company will host a conference call to discuss its second-quarter financial results and its current outlook for 2016 on Thursday, July 28, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time. To listen to the call, dial 800-622-2443 if calling from the United States or Canada, or dial 303-223-2682 if calling from outside North America. Please call approximately 10 minutes before the conference call is scheduled to begin.

An audio replay of the call will be available through noon Eastern Time on August 4, 2016. To access the replay, dial 800-633-8284 (toll free) if calling from the United States or Canada, or dial 402-977-9140 if calling from outside North America. Use the program ID #21814015 to access the audio replay.

The conference call will also be broadcast live over the Internet and will be available for replay through September 30, 2016. The live broadcast and replay can be accessed through the Investor Information portion of the Company’s Web site at www.ferro.com. A podcast of the conference call also will be available on the site.

About Ferro Corporation

Ferro Corporation (http://www.ferro.com) is a leading global functional coatings and color solutions company that supplies technology-based performance materials, including glass-based coatings, pigments and colors, and polishing materials. Ferro products are sold into the building and construction, automotive, appliances, electronics, household furnishings, and industrial products markets. Headquartered in Mayfield Heights, Ohio, the Company has approximately 4,880 employees globally and reported 2015 sales of $1.1 billion.

Cautionary Note on Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Federal securities laws. These statements are subject to a variety of uncertainties, unknown risks, and other factors concerning the Company’s operations and business environment. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those suggested by these forward-looking statements and that could adversely affect the Company’s future financial performance include the following:

the exploration of strategic alternatives and the potential results therefrom;

Ferro’s ability to successfully implement and/or administer its cost-saving initiatives, including its restructuring programs, and to produce the desired results;

demand in the industries into which Ferro sells its products may be unpredictable, cyclical, or heavily influenced by consumer spending;

the effectiveness of the Company’s efforts to improve operating margins through sales growth, price increases, productivity gains, and improved purchasing techniques;

currency conversion rates and economic, social, political, and regulatory conditions around the world;

Ferro’s ability to successfully introduce new products or enter into new growth markets;

Ferro’s ability to complete acquisitions, effectively integrate the businesses and achieve the expected synergies (including the Pinturas Benicarlo, Ferer, Al Salomi, Nubiola and Vetriceramici transactions), as well as the acquisitions being accretive and Ferro achieving the expected returns on invested capital;

the impact of interruption, damage to, failure, or compromise of the Company’s information systems;

restrictive covenants in the Company’s credit facilities could affect its strategic initiatives and liquidity;

Ferro’s ability to access capital markets, borrowings, or financial transactions;

the availability of reliable sources of energy and raw materials at a reasonable cost;

increasingly aggressive domestic and foreign governmental regulations on hazardous materials and regulations affecting health, safety and the environment;

-- sale of products into highly regulated industries;

limited or no redundancy for certain of the Company’s manufacturing facilities and possible interruption of operations at those facilities;

-- competitive factors, including intense price competition;

Ferro’s ability to protect its intellectual property or to successfully resolve claims of infringement brought against it;

the impact of operating hazards and investments made in order to meet stringent environmental, health and safety regulations;

-- management of Ferro’s general and administrative expenses;

Ferro’s multi-jurisdictional tax structure and its ability to reduce its effective tax rate, including the impact of the Company’s performance on its ability to utilize significant deferred tax assets;

the effectiveness of strategies to increase Ferro’s return on invested capital, and the short-term impact that acquisitions may have on return on invested capital;

stringent labor and employment laws and relationships with the Company’s employees;

the impact of requirements to fund employee benefit costs, especially post-retirement costs;

implementation of new business processes and information systems, including the outsourcing of functions to third parties;

risks associated with the manufacture and sale of material into industries making products for sensitive applications;

-- exposure to lawsuits in the normal course of business;

-- risks and uncertainties associated with intangible assets;

Ferro’s borrowing costs could be affected adversely by interest rate increases;

liens on the Company’s assets by its lenders affect its ability to dispose of property and businesses;

Ferro may not pay dividends on its common stock in the foreseeable future;

-- amount and timing of any repurchase of Ferro’s common stock; and

other factors affecting the Company’s business that are beyond its control, including disasters, accidents and governmental actions.

The risks and uncertainties identified above are not the only risks the Company faces. Additional risks and uncertainties not presently known to the Company or that it currently believes to be immaterial also may adversely affect the Company. Should any known or unknown risks and uncertainties develop into actual events, these developments could have material adverse effects on our business, financial condition and results of operations.

This release contains time-sensitive information that reflects management’s best analysis only as of the date of this release. The Company does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect future events, information, or circumstances that arise after the date of this release. Additional information regarding these risks can be found in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended December 31, 2015.

Table 1
Ferro Corporation and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (unaudited)
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
Three Months Ended
Six Months Ended
June 30,
June 30,
2016
2015
2016
2015
Net sales
$ 297,977
$ 268,214
$ 575,428
$
530,986
Cost of sales
199,604
190,574
392,826
382,711
Gross profit
98,373
77,640
182,602
148,275
Selling, general and administrative expenses
57,871
52,695
110,517
102,151
Restructuring and impairment charges
787
1,116
1,668
1,625
Other expense (income):
Interest expense
5,428
3,110
10,275
6,260
Interest earned
(115 )
(57 )
(200 )
(94 )
Foreign currency losses, net
389
2,827
2,000
4,555
Miscellaneous expense (income), net
669
(161 )
(2,784 )
238
Income before income taxes
33,344
18,110
61,126
33,540
Income tax expense
8,484
5,679
16,502
8,138
Income from continuing operations
24,860
12,431
44,624
25,402
(Loss) from discontinued operations, net of income taxes
(5,748 )
(5,646 )
(35,242 )
(9,602 )
Net income
19,112
6,785
9,382
15,800
Less: Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests
143
186
379
(1,769 )
Net income attributable to Ferro Corporation common shareholders
$
18,969
$
6,599
$
9,003
$
17,569
Earnings (loss) per share attributable to Ferro Corporation
common shareholders:
Basic earnings (loss):
Continuing operations
$
0.30
$
0.14
$
0.53
$
0.31
Discontinued operations
(0.07 )
(0.06 )
(0.42 )
(0.11 )
$
0.23
$
0.08
$
0.11
$
0.20
Diluted earnings (loss):
Continuing operations
$
0.29
$
0.14
$
0.53
$
0.31
Discontinued operations
(0.07 )
(0.06 )
(0.42 )
(0.11 )
$
0.22
$
0.08
$
0.11
$
0.20
Shares outstanding:
Weighted-average basic shares
83,209
87,264
83,260
87,189
Weighted-average diluted shares
84,424
88,800
84,199
88,656
End-of-period basic shares
83,228
87,270
83,228
87,270
Table 2
Ferro Corporation and Subsidiaries
Segment Net Sales and Gross Profit (unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands)
Three Months Ended
Six Months Ended
June 30,
June 30,
2016
2015
2016
2015
Segment Net Sales
Performance Coatings
$ 140,589
$ 139,460
$ 268,713
$
276,246
Performance Colors and Glass
95,933
98,729
184,103
198,193
Pigments, Powders and Oxides
61,455
30,025
122,612
56,547
Total segment net sales
$ 297,977
$ 268,214
$ 575,428
$
530,986
Segment Gross Profit
Performance Coatings
$
39,234
$
35,144
$
71,349
$
64,019
Performance Colors and Glass
36,705
33,389
68,543
67,878
Pigments, Powders and Oxides
22,404
9,292
42,690
17,146
Other costs of sales
30
(185 )
20
(768 )
Total gross profit
$
98,373
$
77,640
$ 182,602
$
148,275
Selling, general and administrative expenses
Strategic services
$
29,012
$
26,261
$
57,416
$
51,982
Functional services
23,487
20,496
44,118
40,465
Incentive compensation
3,161
72
5,146
1,724
Stock-based compensation
2,211
5,866
3,837
7,980
Total selling, general and administrative expenses
$
57,871
$
52,695
$ 110,517
$
102,151
Restructuring and impairment charges
787
1,116
1,668
1,625
Other expense, net
6,371
5,719
9,291
10,959
Income before income taxes
$
33,344
$
18,110
$
61,126
$
33,540
Table 3
Ferro Corporation and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands)
June 30,
December 31,
2016
2015
ASSETS
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents
$
49,416
$
58,380
Accounts receivable, net
278,931
231,970
Inventories
207,299
184,854
Deferred income taxes
-
12,088
Other receivables
32,008
34,088
Other current assets
15,479
15,695
Current assets held-for-sale
18,648
16,215
Total current assets
601,781
553,290
Other assets
Property, plant and equipment, net
252,548
260,429
Goodwill
141,162
145,669
Intangible assets, net
110,493
106,633
Deferred income taxes
100,126
87,385
Other non-current assets
48,206
48,767
Non-current assets held-for-sale
370
23,178
Total assets
$ 1,254,686
$
1,225,351
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
Current liabilities
Loans payable and current portion of long-term debt
$
10,451
$
7,446
Accounts payable
129,946
120,380
Accrued payrolls
28,713
28,584
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities
60,525
54,664
Current liabilities held-for-sale
4,165
7,156
Total current liabilities
233,800
218,230
Other liabilities
Long-term debt, less current portion
485,436
466,108
Postretirement and pension liabilities
147,820
148,249
Other non-current liabilities
65,080
66,990
Non-current liabilities held-for-sale
1,643
1,493
Total liabilities
933,779
901,070
Equity
Total Ferro Corporation shareholders’ equity
312,826
316,459
Noncontrolling interests
8,081
7,822
Total liabilities and equity
$ 1,254,686
$
1,225,351
Table 4
Ferro Corporation and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands)
Three Months Ended
Six Months Ended
June 30,
June 30,
2016
2015
2016
2015
Cash flows from operating activities
Net income
$
19,112
$
6,785
$
9,382
$
15,800
Loss (gain) on sale of assets and business
309
694
(3,774 )
988
Depreciation and amortization
11,257
8,332
21,929
16,146
Interest amortization
329
289
644
586
Restructuring and impairment
(513 )
775
23,651
(32 )
Devaluation of Venezuela
-
-
-
3,343
Accounts receivable
(18,105 )
(5,912 )
(41,687 )
(17,757 )
Inventories
(9,989 )
(274 )
(17,695 )
1,153
Accounts payable
(2,329 )
(2,432 )
3,226
(1,511 )
Other current assets and liabilities, net
1,092
2,840
2,968
(20,786 )
Other adjustments, net
7,023
3,106
(619 )
6,004
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities
8,186
14,203
(1,975 )
3,934
Cash flows from investing activities
Capital expenditures for property, plant and equipment and other
(6,679 )
(11,675 )
(14,044 )
(26,554 )
long lived assets
Proceeds from sale of assets
11
34
3,597
125
Business acquisitions, net of cash acquired
1,270
-
(6,639 )
(5,479 )
Net cash (used in) investing activities
(5,398 )
(11,641 )
(17,086 )
(31,908 )
Cash flows from financing activities
Net (repayments) borrowings under loans payable
(530 )
1,636
3,031
(931 )
Proceeds from revolving credit facility
45,682
105,000
163,516
105,000
Principal payments on revolving credit facility
(52,494 )
-
(92,706 )
-
Principal payments on term loan facility
(750 )
(750 )
(51,500 )
(1,500 )
Payment of debt issuance costs
-
-
(301 )
-
Purchase of treasury stock
-
-
(11,429 )
-
Other financing activities
(286 )
(950 )
211
(181 )
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities
(8,378 )
104,936
10,822
102,388
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents
(859 )
(1,260 )
(725 )
(3,501 )
(Decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents
(6,449 )
106,238
(8,964 )
70,913
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period
58,380
105,175
58,380
140,500
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period
$
51,931
$ 211,413
$
49,416
$
211,413
Cash paid during the period for:
Interest
$
4,520
$
3,636
$
9,283
$
7,045
Income taxes
$
4,763
$
3,341
$
7,432
$
9,482
Table 5
Ferro Corporation and Subsidiaries
Supplemental Information
Reconciliation of Reported Income to Adjusted Income
For the Three Months Ended June 30 (unaudited)
(Dollars in
Selling
Restructuring
Other
Net income
thousands,
general and
and
expense
attributable
Diluted
except per
Cost of
administrative
impairment
(income),
Income tax
to common
earnings
share amounts)
sales
expenses
charges
net
expense(3)
shareholders
per share
2016
As reported
$ 199,604
$
57,871
$
787
$
6,371
$
8,484
$
18,969
$
0.22
Special items:
Restructuring
-
-
(787 )
-
244
543
0.01
Other(1)
-
(4,810 )
-
(700 )
1,902
3,608
0.04
Discontinued operations
-
-
-
-
-
5,748
0.07
Total special items(4)
-
(4,810 )
(787 )
(700 )
2,146
9,899
0.12
As adjusted
$ 199,604
$
53,061
$
-
$
5,671
$
10,630
$
28,868
$
0.34
2015
As reported
$ 190,574
$
52,695
$
1,116
$
5,719
$
5,679
$
6,599
$
0.08
Special items:
Restructuring
-
-
(1,116 )
-
325
791
0.01
Other(2)
(116 )
(3,982 )
-
(2,703 )
2,498
4,303
0.05
Discontinued operations
-
-
-
-
-
5,646
0.06
Total special items(4)
(116 )
(3,982 )
(1,116 )
(2,703 )
2,823
10,740
0.12
As adjusted
$ 190,458
$
48,713
$
-
$
3,016
$
8,502
$
17,339
$
0.20
(1)
The adjustments to "Selling general and administrative expenses"
primarily relate to certain business development activities; and,
the adjustment to "Other expense (income), net" relates to a change
on the finalization of the purchase price for the acquisition of
Vetriceramici.
(2)
The adjustments to "Selling general and administrative expenses"
primarily relate to certain business development activities; and,
the adjustments to "Other expense (income), net" primarily relate to
the impact of the loss on a foreign currency contract associated
with the purchase of Nubiola.
(3)
The tax rate reflects the reported tax rate, adjusted for pro forma
adjustments being tax effected at the respective statutory rate
where the item originated.
(4)
Due to rounding, total earnings per share related to special items
does not always add to the total adjusted earnings per share.

It should be noted that adjusted income, earnings per share and other adjusted items referred to above are financial measures not required by, or presented in accordance with, accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (U.S. GAAP). The adjusted income, earnings per share and other adjusted items presented above exclude certain special items including restructuring charges, certain business development activities, gains on sale of assets, the overall financial impact of currency related items in Venezuela and discontinued operations. We believe this data provides investors with additional information on the underlying operations of the business and enables period-to-period comparability of financial performance.

Table 6
Ferro Corporation and Subsidiaries
Supplemental Information
Reconciliation of Reported Income to Adjusted Income
For the Six Months Ended June 30 (unaudited)
Net income
(Dollars in
Selling
Restructuring
Other
(loss)
Diluted
thousands,
general and
and
expense
Income
attributable
earnings
except per
Cost of
administrative
impairment
(income),
tax
to common
(loss) per
share amounts)
sales
expenses
charges
net
expense(3)
shareholders
share
2016
As reported
$ 392,826
$ 110,517
$
1,668
$
9,291
$
16,502
$
9,003
$
0.11
Special items:
Restructuring
-
-
(1,668 )
-
515
1,153
0.01
Other(1)
-
(6,241 )
-
3,065
1,267
1,909
0.02
Discontinued operations
-
-
-
-
-
35,242
0.42
Total special items(4)
-
(6,241 )
(1,668 )
3,065
1,782
38,304
0.45
As adjusted
$ 392,826
$ 104,276
$
-
$ 12,356
$
18,284
$ 47,307
$
0.56
2015
As reported
$ 382,711
$ 102,151
$
1,625
$ 10,959
$
8,138
$ 17,569
$
0.20
Special items:
Restructuring
-
-
(1,625 )
-
487
1,138
0.01
Other(2)
(2,754 )
(6,397 )
-
(4,763 )
3,460
10,454
0.12
Discontinued operations
-
-
-
-
-
9,602
0.11
Noncontrolling interest
-
-
-
-
-
(1,453 )
(0.02 )
Total special items(4)
(2,754 )
(6,397 )
(1,625 )
(4,763 )
3,947
19,741
0.22
As adjusted
$ 379,957
$
95,754
$
-
$
6,196
$
12,085
$ 37,310
$
0.42
(1)
The adjustments to "Selling general and administrative expenses"
primarily relate to certain business development activities; and,
the adjustment to "Other expense (income), net" primarily relates to
the gain on an asset sale that was recognized during the first
quarter and to a change on the finalization of the purchase price
for the acquisition of Vetriceramici.
(2)
The adjustments to "Cost of sales" relate to impacts of
currency-related items in Venezuela; the adjustments to "Selling
general and administrative expenses" primarily relate to certain
business development activities; and, the adjustments to "Other
expense (income), net" primarily relate to impacts of
currency-related items in Venezuela and the impact of the loss on a
foreign currency contract associated with the purchase of Nubiola.
(3)
The tax rate reflects the reported tax rate, adjusted for pro forma
adjustments being tax effected at the respective statutory rate
where the item originated.
(4)
Due to rounding, total earnings per share related to special items
does not always add to the total adjusted earnings per share.

It should be noted that adjusted income, earnings per share and other adjusted items referred to above are financial measures not required by, or presented in accordance with, accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (U.S. GAAP). The adjusted income, earnings per share and other adjusted items presented above exclude certain special items including restructuring charges, certain business development activities, gains on sale of assets, the overall financial impact of currency related items in Venezuela and discontinued operations. We believe this data provides investors with additional information on the underlying operations of the business and enables period-to-period comparability of financial performance.

Table 7
Ferro Corporation and Subsidiaries
Supplemental Information
Schedule of Adjusted Gross Profit (unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands)
Three Months Ended
Six Months Ended
June 30,
June 30,
2016
2015
2016
2015
Performance Coatings
$ 140,589
$ 139,460
$ 268,713
$ 276,246
Performance Colors and Glass
95,933
98,729
184,103
198,193
Pigments, Powders and Oxides
61,455
30,025
122,612
56,547
Total net sales
$ 297,977
$ 268,214
$ 575,428
$ 530,986
Total net sales
$ 297,977
$ 268,214
$ 575,428
$ 530,986
Adjusted cost of sales(1)
199,604
190,458
392,826
379,957
Adjusted gross profit
$
98,373
$
77,756
$ 182,602
$ 151,029
Adjusted gross profit percentage
33.0 %
29.0 %
31.7 %
28.4 %
(1)
The adjustments primarily relate to the impact of the loss on a
foreign currency contract associated with the purchase of Nubiola
for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015, and the impact of
currency-related items in Venezuela in the six months ended June 30,
2015.

It should be noted that adjusted cost of sales and adjusted gross profit are financial measures not required by, or presented in accordance with, accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (U.S. GAAP). Adjusted gross profit and adjusted cost of sales excludes certain items, primarily comprised of the impact of the loss on a foreign currency contract associated with the purchase of Nubiola and currency-related items in Venezuela in 2015. We believe this data provides investors with additional useful information on the underlying operations of the business and enables period-to-period comparability of financial performance.

Table 8
Ferro Corporation and Subsidiaries
Supplemental Information
Constant Currency Schedule of Adjusted Operating Profit
(unaudited)
Three Months Ended
(Dollars in thousands)
June 30,
Adjusted
2016 vs
2015
2015(1)
2016
Adjusted 2015
Segment net sales
Performance Coatings
$ 139,460
$ 131,883
$ 140,589
$
8,706
Performance Colors and Glass
98,729
98,144
95,933
(2,211 )
Pigments, Powders and Oxides
30,025
29,981
61,455
31,474
Total segment net sales
$ 268,214
$ 260,008
$ 297,977
$
37,969
Segment adjusted gross profit
Performance Coatings
$
35,144
$
33,523
$
39,234
$
5,711
Performance Colors and Glass
33,389
33,280
36,705
3,425
Pigments, Powders and Oxides
9,292
9,287
22,404
13,117
Other costs of sales
(69 )
(69 )
30
99
Total adjusted gross profit
$
77,756
$
76,021
$
98,373
$
22,352
Adjusted selling, general and administrative expenses
Strategic services
$
26,261
$
25,968
$
29,012
$
3,044
Functional services
16,514
16,224
18,677
2,453
Incentive compensation
72
40
3,161
3,121
Stock-based compensation
5,866
5,866
2,211
(3,655 )
Total adjusted selling, general and administrative expenses
$
48,713
$
48,098
$
53,061
$
4,963
Adjusted operating profit
$
29,043
$
27,923
$
45,312
$
17,389
Adjusted operating profit as a % of net sales
10.8 %
10.7 %
15.2 %
(1)
Reflects the remeasurement of 2015 reported and adjusted local
currency results using 2016 exchange rates, resulting in constant
currency comparative figures to 2016 reported and adjusted results.
See Table 5 for pro forma adjustments applicable to the three-month
comparative periods, respectively.

It should be noted that the adjusted 2015 results is a financial measure not required by, or presented in accordance with, accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (U.S. GAAP). Adjusted 2015 results are remeasured using the respective 2016 exchange rates. We believe this data provides investors with additional information on the underlying operations of the business and enables period-to-period comparability of financial performance.

Table 9
Ferro Corporation and Subsidiaries
Supplemental Information
Constant Currency Schedule of Adjusted Operating Profit
(unaudited)
Six Months Ended
(Dollars in thousands)
June 30,
Adjusted
2016 vs
2015
2015(1)
2016
Adjusted 2015
Segment net sales
Performance Coatings
$ 276,246
$ 253,704
$ 268,713
$
15,009
Performance Colors and Glass
198,193
194,840
184,103
(10,737 )
Pigments, Powders and Oxides
56,547
56,156
122,612
66,456
Total segment net sales
$ 530,986
$ 504,700
$ 575,428
$
70,728
Segment adjusted gross profit
Performance Coatings
$
66,657
$
62,368
$
71,349
$
8,981
Performance Colors and Glass
67,878
66,835
68,543
1,708
Pigments, Powders and Oxides
17,146
17,039
42,690
25,651
Other costs of sales
(652 )
(652 )
20
672
Total adjusted gross profit
$ 151,029
$ 145,590
$ 182,602
$
37,012
Adjusted selling, general and administrative expenses
Strategic services
$
51,982
$
50,565
$
57,416
$
6,851
Functional services
34,068
32,914
37,877
4,963
Incentive compensation
1,724
1,600
5,146
3,546
Stock-based compensation
7,980
7,980
3,837
(4,143 )
Total adjusted selling, general and administrative expenses
$
95,754
$
93,059
$ 104,276
$
11,217
Adjusted operating profit
$
55,275
$
52,531
$
78,326
$
25,795
Adjusted operating profit as a % of net sales
10.4 %
10.4 %
13.6 %
(1)
Reflects the remeasurement of 2015 reported and adjusted local
currency results using 2016 exchange rates, resulting in constant
currency comparative figures to 2016 reported and adjusted results.
See Table 6 for pro forma adjustments applicable to the six-month
comparative periods, respectively.

It should be noted that the adjusted 2015 results is a financial measure not required by, or presented in accordance with, accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (U.S. GAAP). Adjusted 2015 results are remeasured using the respective 2016 exchange rates. We believe this data provides investors with additional information on the underlying operations of the business and enables period-to-period comparability of financial performance.

Table 10
Ferro Corporation and Subsidiaries
Supplemental Information
Reconciliation of Net income attributable to Ferro Corporation
common shareholders to Adjusted EBITDA (unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands)
Three Months Ended
Six Months Ended
June 30,
June 30,
2016
2015
2016
2015
Net income attributable to Ferro Corporation common shareholders
$
18,969
$
6,599
$
9,003
$
17,569
Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interest
143
186
379
(1,769 )
Loss from discontinued operations, net of income taxes
5,748
5,646
35,242
9,602
Restructuring and impairment charges
787
1,116
1,668
1,625
Other (income) expense, net
943
2,609
(984 )
4,699
Interest expense
5,428
3,110
10,275
6,260
Income tax expense
8,484
5,679
16,502
8,138
Depreciation and amortization
11,586
8,621
22,573
16,732
Less: interest amortization expense and other
(329 )
(289 )
(644 )
(586 )
Cost of sales adjustments
-
116
-
2,754
SG&A Adjustments
4,810
3,982
6,241
6,397
Adjusted EBITDA
$
56,569
$
37,375
$ 100,255
$
71,421
Net sales
$ 297,977
$ 268,214
$ 575,428
$
530,986
Adjusted EBITDA as a % of net sales
19.0 %
13.9 %
17.4 %
13.5 %

It should be noted that adjusted EBITDA is a financial measure not required by, or presented in accordance with, accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (U.S. GAAP). Adjusted EBITDA is net income attributable to Ferro Corporation common shareholders before the effects of net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interest, discontinued operations, restructuring and impairment charges, other (income) expense, net, interest expense, income tax expense, depreciation and amortization, nonrecurring adjustments to cost of sales and nonrecurring adjustments to SG&A. We believe this data provides investors with additional information on the underlying operations of the business and enables period-to-period comparability of financial performance.

Table 11
Ferro Corporation and Subsidiaries
Supplemental Information
Return on Invested Capital
For the Rolling Twelve Months Ended (unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands)
June 30,
December 31,
2016
2015
Gross profit
$ 336,007
$
301,680
Selling, general and administrative expenses
225,265
216,899
Total operating income
110,742
84,781
Pro forma adjustments(1)
26,639
29,539
Adjusted operating profit before tax
137,381
114,320
Less: Tax at pro forma rate(2)
(35,719 )
(29,723 )
Net operating profit after tax
$ 101,662
$
84,597
Recent acquisitions(3) NOPAT gain
16,223
11,083
Net operating profit after tax excluding recent acquisitions
$
85,439
$
73,514
Equity
320,907
324,281
Equity - discontinued operations
(13,210 )
(30,744 )
Debt
495,887
473,554
Off balance sheet precious metal leases
26,599
20,464
Postretirement and pension liabilities
147,820
148,249
Environmental liabilities
14,903
13,824
Release of valuation allowance
-
(63,289 )
Cash
(49,416 )
(58,380 )
Invested capital
$ 943,490
$
827,959
Return on invested capital
10.8 %
10.2 %
Less: recent acquisitions invested capital
208,720
292,543
Invested capital excluding recent acquisitions
$ 734,770
$
535,416
Return on invested capital excluding recent acquisitions
11.6 %
13.7 %
(1)
Primarily includes adjustments for the annual remeasurement of our
pension and other postretirement benefit plans, certain business
development activities, currency-related items in Venezuela and
costs associated with certain reorganization projects.
(2)
Operating profit is tax effected at 26.0%, as this represents a
normalized tax rate reflecting our current mix of business. This tax
rate deviates from our full year 2016 estimate and 2015 due to
certain discrete items that would not be considered normalized, as
well as certain tax planning opportunities to be implemented.
(3)
For the rolling twelve months ended June 30, 2016, the recent
acquisitions include Nubiola, Al Salomi, Ferer and Pinturas. For the
rolling twelve months ended December 31, 2015, the recent
acquisitions include Vetriceramici, Nubiola and Al Salomi.

It should be noted that adjusted operating profit and return on invested capital are financial measures not required by, or presented in accordance with, accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (U.S. GAAP). Adjusted operating profit is operating profit before the effects of discontinued operations, non-recurring adjustments to cost of sales, and non-recurring adjustments to SG&A. We believe this data provides investors with additional information on the underlying operations of the business and enables period-to-period comparability of financial performance. In addition, these measures are used in the calculation of certain incentive compensation programs for selected employees.

Table 12
Ferro Corporation and Subsidiaries
Supplemental Information
Adjusted EBITDA Cash Flow (unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands)
Three Months Ended
Six Months Ended
June 30, 2016
June 30, 2015
June 30, 2016
June 30, 2015
As Adjusted
Adjusted EBITDA(1)
$
56,569
$
37,375
$
100,255
$
71,421
Capital expenditures
(6,016 )
(3,741 )
(13,222 )
(8,228 )
Working capital
(28,833 )
(10,844 )
(51,517 )
(26,346 )
Cash income taxes
(4,763 )
(3,341 )
(7,432 )
(9,482 )
Cash interest
(4,520 )
(3,636 )
(9,283 )
(7,045 )
Pension
(1,576 )
(1,726 )
(2,498 )
(4,644 )
Incentive compensation payments
-
-
(8,802 )
(14,584 )
Other
2,155
318
2,558
(994 )
Total Free Cash Flow from Continuing Operations
$
13,016
$
14,405
$
10,059
$
98
Discontinued operations
(7,146 )
(9,875 )
(15,729 )
(18,137 )
Restructuring/Other
(1,271 )
(511 )
(2,076 )
(1,657 )
(Outflows) from M&A activity
(2,575 )
(3,305 )
(12,122 )
(11,381 )
Stock repurchase
-
-
(11,429 )
-
Change in Net Debt
$
2,024
$
714
$
(31,297 )
$
(31,077 )
(1)
See table 10 for the reconciliation of net income attributable to
Ferro Corporation common shareholders to adjusted EBITDA.

It should be noted that total free cash flow from continuing operations and change in net debt are financial measures not required by, or presented in accordance with, accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (U.S. GAAP). Adjusted EBITDA is net income before the effects of income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interest, discontinued operations, restructuring and impairment charges, other (income) expense net, interest expense, income tax expense, depreciation and amortization, nonrecurring adjustments to cost of sales, and nonrecurring adjustments to SG&A. We believe this data provides investors with additional information on the underlying operations of the business and enables period-to-period comparability of financial performance. In addition, these measures are used in the calculation of certain incentive compensation programs for selected employees.

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Ferro Corporation
Investor Contact:
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Treasurer and Director of Investor Relations
john.bingle@ferro.com
or
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