Note 1 - General
|6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2022
|Notes to Financial Statements
|Nature of Operations [Text Block]
For convenience in this report, the terms “Company,” “Huntsman,” “our,” “us” or “we” may be used to refer to Huntsman Corporation and, unless the context otherwise requires, its subsidiaries and predecessors. In this report, “Huntsman International” refers to Huntsman International LLC (our wholly-owned subsidiary).
In this report, we may use, without definition, the common names of competitors or other industry participants. We may also use the common names or abbreviations for certain chemicals or products.
Interim Financial Statements
Our unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements and Huntsman International’s unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements were prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP” or “U.S. GAAP”) and in management’s opinion reflect all adjustments, consisting only of normal recurring adjustments, necessary for a fair presentation of results of operations, comprehensive income (loss), financial position and cash flows for the periods presented. Results for interim periods are not necessarily indicative of those to be expected for the full year. These unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements and notes to consolidated financial statements included in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021 for our Company and Huntsman International.
Description of Businesses
We are a global manufacturer of differentiated organic chemical products. We operate in four segments: Polyurethanes, Performance Products, Advanced Materials and Textile Effects. Our products comprise a broad range of chemicals and formulations, which we market globally to a diversified group of consumer and industrial customers. Our products are used in a wide range of applications, including those in the adhesives, aerospace, automotive, construction products, durable and non-durable consumer products, electronics, insulation, medical, packaging, coatings and construction, power generation, refining, synthetic fiber, textile chemicals and dyes industries. We are a leading global producer in many of our key product lines, including MDI, amines, maleic anhydride, epoxy-based polymer formulations, textile chemicals and dyes.
We operate our businesses through Huntsman International, our wholly-owned subsidiary. Huntsman International is a Delaware limited liability company and was formed in 1999.
Huntsman Corporation and Huntsman International Financial Statements
Except where otherwise indicated, these notes relate to the condensed consolidated financial statements for both our Company and Huntsman International. The differences between our financial statements and Huntsman International’s financial statements relate primarily to the following:
Principles of Consolidation
Our condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of our wholly-owned and majority-owned subsidiaries and any variable interest entities for which we are the primary beneficiary. Intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated.
New Revolving Credit Facility
On May 20, 2022, Huntsman International entered into a new $1.2 billion senior unsecured revolving credit facility (the “2022 Revolving Credit Facility”). Borrowings will bear interest at the rates specified in the credit agreement governing the 2022 Revolving Credit Facility, which will vary based on the type of loan and Huntsman International’s debt ratings. Under the credit agreement, the interest rate margin and the commitment fee rates are also subject to adjustments based on the Company’s performance on specified sustainability target thresholds with respect to annual percentage reduction in operational greenhouse gas emissions intensity and annual percentage reduction in water consumption intensity. Unless previously terminated in accordance with its terms, the credit agreement will mature in May 2027. Huntsman International may increase the 2022 Credit Revolving Facility commitments up to an additional $500 million, subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions. See “Note 8. Debt—Direct and Subsidiary Debt—Revolving Credit Facility.”
Praxair/Linde Litigation Award
On April 29, 2022, a New Orleans jury awarded us approximately $94 million in our long-running court battle against Praxair/Linde, one of the industrial gas suppliers to our Geismar, Louisiana MDI manufacturing site. The case was filed after Praxair refused to properly maintain its own Geismar facility and then repeatedly failed to supply our requirements for industrial gas needed to manufacture MDI under long-term supply contracts that expired in 2013. After the court applies the appropriate amount of interest, we expect that total damages awarded to us will exceed $125 million. The award is subject to appeal, and as such, we have not yet recognized the award in our condensed consolidated statements of operations.
Use of Estimates
The preparation of financial statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.