LyondellBasell Reports Fourth-Quarter and Full Year 2010 Results
Strong Beginning for 'New LyondellBasell'

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, Feb. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

Fourth-Quarter 2010 Highlights

  • Net income of $874 million; Diluted earnings per share of $1.54
  • Quarterly EBITDA of $762 million, excluding reversal of inventory charge
  • Repayment of $1.2 billion of debt
  • Impacted by seasonal factors and increased European raw material costs

Full-Year 2010 Highlights

  • EBITDA( R ) of $4 billion, excluding non-cash inventory charge, an increase of 80 percent from 2009
  • Led by particularly strong results in U.S. olefins and polyolefins and global propylene oxide
  • Sales of $41 billion, up 33 percent from prior year
  • Ended Year with $6.1 billion liquidity; $4.2 billion cash

LyondellBasell Industries (NYSE: LYB) today announced net income for the fourth quarter 2010 of $874 million, or $1.54 per share.  Fourth-quarter 2010 EBITDA was $762 million, excluding a reversal of $323 million of non-cash Lower of Cost or Market (LCM) inventory charges(1).  Sales in the fourth quarter were $10,610 million, an increase of 20 percent from the prior year period.  For the full year 2010, EBITDA( R ) was $4,035 million excluding a $42 million LCM charge.

Comparisons with the prior quarter, fourth quarter 2009 and full year 2009 are available in the following table.

Table 1 - Earnings Summary (a)


Three months ended

Twelve months ended Dec. 31

Millions of U.S. dollars (except share data)

Dec. 31,

2010

Sept. 30,

2010

Dec. 31,

2009

2010 (b)

2009

Sales and other operating revenues

$10,610

$10,302

$8,817

$41,151

$30,828

Net income (loss) (c)

874

467

(850)

10,192

(2,871)

Diluted earnings per share (U.S. dollars)

1.54

0.84

NA 

NA  

NA  

Diluted share count (millions)

566

565

NA 

NA  

NA  

EBITDA( R ) (d)

1,085

1,198

526

3,993

2,236

EBITDA( R ) excluding 2010 LCM inventory valuation adjustments

762

1,230

526

4,035

2,236




(a)

For all periods prior to May 1, 2010, EBITDAR is calculated using a current cost inventory basis.  For periods on and after May 1, 2010, net income and EBITDA are calculated using the LIFO (Last-In, First-Out) method of inventory accounting.  

(b)

Results for 2010 represent the combined predecessor (Jan. 1, 2010 - April 30, 2010) and successor (May 1, 2010 – Dec. 31, 2010) periods.  The predecessor and successor periods are not necessarily comparable in all respects.  See Table 8 and endnote (1) of this release.

(c)

Includes net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interests.  See Table 11.

(d)

See Table 9 for reconciliations of EBITDAR and EBITDA to net income.  Excludes $64 million gain on sale of Flavors & Fragrances business.



During 2010, business conditions and results improved across the vast majority of our portfolio, most notably in the Olefins & Polyolefins and propylene oxide businesses.  Improved worldwide demand and industry supply disruptions contributed to improved results.

The fourth quarter was impacted by seasonally lower volumes and margins in the oxyfuels and polyolefins businesses, rising olefins feedstock costs in Europe, and one-time events.

In addition, results reflect the following:

Table 2 – Charges (Benefits) Included in Net Income


Three months ended

Twelve months ended Dec. 31

Millions of U.S. dollars (except share data)

Dec. 31,

2010

Sept. 30,

2010

Dec. 31,

2009

2010

2009

Pretax charges (benefits):






Charge/(benefit) – Reorganization items

$2

$13

$961

$(26)

$2,961

Gain on discharge of liabilities subject to compromise

-

-

-

(13,617)

-

Change in net assets resulting from application of fresh-start accounting

-

-

-

5,656

-

LCM inventory valuation adjustments

(323)

32

-

42

-

Unplanned maintenance at the Houston refinery

-

-

-

14

-

Warrants – mark to market

55

76

-

114

-

Charge related to dispute over environmental indemnity

-

64

-

64

-

Impairments

28

-

30

28

245

Premiums and charges on early repayment of debt

27

-

-

27

-

Gain on sale of Flavors & Fragrances business

(64)

-

-

(64)

-

Provision for (benefit from) income tax related to these items

124

(13)

(347)

(659)

(1,122)

After-tax effect of net charges (credits)  

(151)

172

644

(8,421)

2,084

Effect on diluted earnings per share

$0.27

$0.30

NA

NA

NA




"2010 was a great beginning for the 'New LyondellBasell'," said LyondellBasell Chief Executive Officer Jim Gallogly.  "The company enjoyed financial success while advancing the plans and processes that form the foundation for our future.  We demonstrated the strength of our assets and business position and that the uncertainties of the past years are behind us.  Although early in this phase of economic and industry recovery, the earnings and cash generation capabilities of the company are now quite evident," Gallogly said.

"Fourth quarter profits increased significantly year-on-year although they did not match very strong mid-year levels.  Notable during the fourth quarter was the repayment of $1.2 billion of debt," Gallogly said.

OUTLOOK

Commenting on the near-term outlook, Gallogly said, "Looking to the first quarter, industry fundamentals are unchanged, positioning us well for a solid beginning to 2011.  Chemical and polyolefin prices are adjusting to increased naphtha costs while our U.S. olefins operations continue to benefit from advantaged ethane economics.  Our SEPC joint venture has paid an $82 million dividend, its first dividend."  

"Our Intermediates and Derivatives segment continues to perform well as higher propylene prices are passed through.  In our Refining & Oxyfuels segment, a major turnaround is underway at our Houston refinery fluid catalytic cracker.  This is a key step in our plans to improve refinery operations.  The Maya 211 spread has averaged more than $20 per barrel this quarter, and oxyfuels spreads have rebounded from their typical winter lows," added Gallogly.

LYONDELLBASELL BUSINESS RESULTS DISCUSSION BY REPORTING SEGMENT

LyondellBasell operates in five business segments: 1) Olefins & Polyolefins – Americas; 2) Olefins & Polyolefins – Europe, Asia, International; 3) Intermediates & Derivatives; 4) Refining & Oxyfuels; and 5) Technology.

Olefins & Polyolefins - Americas  (O&P-Americas) – The primary products of this segment include ethylene and its co-products (propylene, butadiene and benzene), polyethylene, polypropylene and Catalloy process resins.  

Table 3 – O&P-Americas Financial Overview (a)


Three months ended

Twelve months ended Dec. 31

Millions of U.S. dollars

Dec. 31,

2010

Sept. 30,

2010

Dec. 31,

2009

2010 (b)

2009

Operating income

$446

$448

$69

$1,363

$169

EBITDA( R )

505

492

244

1,685

743

EBITDA( R ) excluding LCM charges

342

518

NA

1,719

NA




(a)

For all periods prior to May 1, 2010, operating income and EBITDAR are calculated on a current cost inventory basis.  For periods on and after May 1, 2010, operating income and EBITDA are calculated using the LIFO method of inventory accounting.  See Table 8.  

(b)

Represents the combined predecessor (Jan. 1, 2010 – April 30, 2010) and successor (May 1, 2010 – Dec. 31, 2010) periods for 2010.  The predecessor and successor periods are not necessarily comparable in all respects.  See Table 8 and endnote (1) of this release.



Three months ended Dec. 31, 2010 versus three months ended Sept. 30, 2010 – Excluding a non-cash LCM inventory charge of $26 million in the third quarter 2010 and a $163 million non-cash LCM reversal in the fourth quarter 2010, underlying EBITDA declined by $176 million versus the third quarter 2010.  An average ethylene sales price increase of approximately 10 cents per pound was offset by an approximately 10 cent per pound increase in the company's average cost-of-ethylene-production.  Ethylene sales volume decreased by approximately 130 million pounds compared to the third quarter 2010 due to a seasonal slowdown in derivative demand.  Polyethylene (PE) results declined by approximately $70 million versus third quarter 2010, primarily due to seasonal demand effects and higher ethylene costs which were only partially offset by higher PE prices.  Polypropylene profits for the fourth quarter declined approximately $40 million reflecting seasonal trends and higher raw material costs.  Total polyolefins sales volumes decreased approximately 200 million pounds, or 9 percent, versus the third quarter with polyethylene sales accounting for the majority of the decrease.

Three months ended Dec. 31, 2010 versus three months ended Dec. 31, 2009 – Excluding a non-cash LCM inventory reversal in the fourth-quarter 2010 of $163 million, O&P – Americas results improved significantly versus the fourth quarter 2009 as the average ethylene sales price increased approximately 9 cents per pound while the company's cost-of-ethylene production increased approximately 1 cent per pound.  Segment polyethylene and polypropylene results were approximately equal to fourth-quarter 2009 results.

Year ended Dec. 31, 2010 versus year ended Dec. 31, 2009 – Excluding a non-cash 2010 LCM inventory charge of $34 million, O&P – Americas results improved $976 million versus 2009.  The Company's average ethylene sales price increased approximately 14 cents per pound while the company's cost of ethylene production increased approximately 2 cents per pound as improved market conditions and a lighter feedstock slate drove improved results.  Segment polyolefin results were approximately equal in 2010 and 2009.  Total polyolefins sales increased approximately 150 million pounds, or 2 percent, in 2010 versus 2009.

Olefins & Polyolefins – Europe, Asia, International (O&P-EAI) – The primary products of this segment include ethylene and its co-products (propylene and butadiene), polyethylene, polypropylene, global polypropylene compounds, Catalloy process resins and Polybutene-1 resins.  

Table 4 – O&P-EAI Financial Overview (a)


Three months ended

Twelve months ended Dec. 31

Millions of U.S. dollars

Dec. 31,

2010

Sept. 30,

2010

Dec. 31,

2009

2010 (b)

2009

Operating income (loss)

$66

$231

$(44)

$526

$2

EBITDA( R )

125

289

51

818

341

EBITDA( R ) excluding LCM charges

115

294

NA

818

NA




(a)

For all periods prior to May 1, 2010, operating income and EBITDAR are calculated on a current cost inventory basis.  For periods on and after May 1, 2010, operating income and EBITDA are calculated using the LIFO method of inventory accounting.  See Table 8.  

(b)

Represents the combined predecessor (Jan. 1, 2010 – April 30, 2010) and successor (May 1, 2010 – Dec. 31, 2010) periods for 2010.  The predecessor and successor periods are not necessarily comparable in all respects.  See Table 8 and endnote (1) of this release.



Three months ended Dec. 31, 2010 versus three months ended Sept. 30, 2010 – Excluding a non-cash LCM inventory charge of $5 million in the third quarter 2010 and a $10 million non-cash LCM reversal in the fourth quarter 2010, EBITDA decreased by $179 million versus the third quarter 2010.  Lower olefins margins, due to increased feedstock prices, drove results lower.  A polyolefins sales decrease of approximately 100 million pounds, which resulted from seasonal declines and labor actions in France, also contributed to the lower fourth-quarter results.  Dividends of $6 million were received from joint ventures during the fourth quarter 2010.  

Three months ended Dec. 31, 2010 versus three months ended Dec. 31, 2009 – Excluding a non-cash LCM inventory reversal of $10 million in the fourth quarter 2010, EBITDA increased $64 million versus the fourth quarter 2009.  Improved polyolefins margins accounted for the majority of the improved performance.  Volume growth in olefins, polypropylene and polypropylene compounding also contributed to the improvement.  

Year ended Dec. 31, 2010 versus year ended Dec. 31, 2009 – EBITDA increased $477 million versus 2009.  Improved olefins and polyolefins volumes and margins contributed to the improved performance.  Ethylene production increased approximately 100 million pounds, or 3 percent, while polyethylene and polypropylene volumes increased a combined 1.1 billion pounds, or 10 percent.

Intermediates & Derivatives (I&D) – The primary products of this segment include propylene oxide (PO) and its co-products (styrene monomer, tertiary butyl alcohol, isobutylene and tertiary butyl hydroperoxide), and derivatives (propylene glycol, propylene glycol ethers and butanediol); acetyls, ethylene oxide and its derivatives, and flavors and fragrances chemicals (divested in December 2010).  

Table 5 – I&D Financial Overview (a)


Three months ended

Twelve months ended Dec. 31

Millions of U.S. dollars

Dec. 31,

2010

Sept. 30,

2010

Dec. 31,

2009

2010 (b)

2009

Operating income

$196

$207

$59

$669

$250

EBITDA( R )

228

243

134

851

535

EBITDA( R ) excluding LCM charges

211

243

NA

859

NA




(a)

For all periods prior to May 1, 2010, operating income and EBITDAR are calculated on a current cost inventory basis.  For periods on and after May 1, 2010, operating income and EBITDA are calculated using the LIFO method of inventory accounting.  See Table 8.  I&D results in Table 5 do not reflect the $64 million gain on the sale of the Flavors & Fragrances (F&F) business on December 22, 2010.  The $64 million gain appears as "Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax" on the income statement (Table 11).



(b)

Represents the combined predecessor (Jan. 1, 2010 – April 30, 2010) and successor (May 1, 2010 – Dec. 31, 2010) periods for 2010.  The predecessor and successor periods are not necessarily comparable in all respects.  See Table 8 and endnote (1) of this release.



Three months ended Dec. 31, 2010 versus three months ended Sept. 30, 2010 Excluding a non-cash LCM inventory reversal of $17 million in the fourth quarter 2010, EBITDA declined by $32 million versus the third quarter 2010.  The majority of the decline occurred in PO and PO derivatives and was due to a seasonal decrease in demand and the effects of a planned maintenance turnaround.  Intermediates results declined versus the third quarter 2010 primarily due to higher raw material costs.  

Three months ended Dec. 31, 2010 versus three months ended Dec. 31, 2009 I&D results improved significantly in the fourth quarter 2010 compared to the fourth quarter 2009.  PO and PO derivatives EBITDA improved due to higher PO sales volumes and improved margins for most products.  Intermediates results were relatively unchanged versus the prior year period.

Year ended Dec. 31, 2010 versus year ended Dec. 31, 2009 – Excluding a non-cash LCM inventory charge of $8 million in 2010, EBITDA increased $324 million versus 2009.  Improved PO and PO derivative volumes and margins, resulting from improved durable goods demand and competitor operating problems, accounted for approximately 80 percent of the improved segment profitability.  Increased Intermediates volumes also had significant positive impacts on the results.

Refining & Oxyfuels (R&O) – The primary products of this segment include gasoline, diesel fuel, heating oil, jet fuel, petrochemical raw materials, methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) and ethyl tertiary butyl ether (ETBE).  

Table 6 – R&O Financial Overview (a)


Three months ended

Twelve months ended Dec. 31

Millions of U.S. dollars

Dec. 31,

2010

Sept. 30,

2010

Dec. 31,

2009

2010 (b)

2009

Operating income (loss)

$144

$83

$(200)

$142

$(357)

EBITDA( R )

212

140

(7)

452

255

EBITDA( R ) excluding LCM charges

79

141

NA

452

NA




(a)

For all periods prior to May 1, 2010, operating income and EBITDAR are calculated on a current cost inventory basis.  For periods on and after May 1, 2010, operating income and EBITDA are calculated using the LIFO method of inventory accounting.  See Table 8.  

(b)

Represents the combined predecessor (Jan. 1, 2010 – April 30, 2010) and successor (May 1, 2010 – Dec. 31, 2010) periods for 2010.  The predecessor and successor periods are not necessarily comparable in all respects.  See Table 8 and endnote (1) of this release.



Three months ended Dec. 31, 2010 versus three months ended Sept. 30, 2010 – Excluding a non-cash LCM inventory charge of $1 million in the third quarter 2010 and a non-cash LCM reversal of $133 million in the fourth quarter 2010, EBITDA declined $62 million versus the third quarter 2010.  Houston refinery financial performance was nearly unchanged versus third quarter 2010.  Crude oil volume at the Houston refinery decreased by approximately 28,000 barrels per day (10 percent of nameplate capacity) compared to the third quarter primarily due to unplanned coker unit outages and a supply disruption from a third-party utility provider.  Refining margins improved as the average industry benchmark margin increased approximately $2 per barrel during the quarter.  At the Berre refinery, industry benchmark margins increased approximately $1 per barrel, while volumes declined as a result of national labor actions in France.  Oxyfuels results, as expected, declined compared to the third quarter.  Seasonally lower margins accounted for the majority of the approximately $75 million decline.  

Three months ended Dec. 31, 2010 versus three months ended Dec. 31, 2009 – Excluding a $133 million non-cash LCM inventory reversal in the fourth quarter 2010, segment EBITDA increased  $86 million versus the fourth quarter 2009.  At the Houston refinery, an increase in the industry benchmark margin of approximately $7 per barrel was the primary contributor to the improved results.  Berre refinery results were relatively unchanged.  Oxyfuels results declined from an atypically strong fourth quarter 2009 due to lower margins.  

Year ended Dec. 31, 2010 versus year ended Dec. 31, 2009 – Segment EBITDA increased $197 million versus 2009.  An increase in the industry benchmark margin of approximately $7 per barrel was the primary contributor to an approximately $430 million improvement in performance at the Houston refinery.  Berre refinery results were relatively unchanged versus 2009.  Oxyfuels results declined approximately $200 million in 2010 from the record year 2009, principally as a result of lower margins.

Technology Segment – The principal products of the Technology segment include polyolefin catalysts and production process technology licenses and related services.

Table 7 – Technology Financial Overview (a)


Three months ended

Twelve months ended Dec. 31

Millions of U.S. dollars

Dec. 31,

2010

Sept. 30,

2010

Dec. 31,

2009

2010 (b)

2009

Operating income

$8

$38

$62

$108

$210

EBITDA( R )

44

78

76

212

309

EBITDA( R ) excluding LCM charges

44

78

NA

212

NA




(a)

For all periods prior to May 1, 2010, operating income and EBITDAR are calculated on a current cost inventory basis.  For periods on and after May 1, 2010, operating income and EBITDA are calculated using the LIFO method of inventory accounting.  See Table 8.  

(b)

Represents the combined predecessor (Jan. 1, 2010 – April 30, 2010) and successor (May 1, 2010 – Dec. 31, 2010) periods for 2010.  The predecessor and successor periods are not necessarily comparable in all respects.  See Table 8 and endnote (1) of this release.



Three months ended Dec. 31, 2010 versus three months ended Sept. 30, 2010 – Results declined due to seasonally lower polyolefin catalyst sales and lower licensing income.  Fourth-quarter 2010 results were negatively impacted by a $17 million LIFO inventory adjustment.

Three months ended Dec. 31, 2010 versus three months ended Dec. 31, 2009 – Results declined due to lower licensing income.  Fourth-quarter 2010 results were negatively impacted by a $17 million LIFO inventory adjustment.

Year ended Dec. 31, 2010 versus year ended Dec. 31, 2009 – Results declined primarily due to lower licensing income which was partially offset by higher catalyst sales.

Liquidity

Company liquidity, which we define as cash and cash equivalents plus funds available through established lines of credit, less appropriate reserves and letters of credit, was approximately $6.1 billion at Dec. 31, 2010.  The $6.1 billion of liquidity consisted of approximately $4.2 billion cash and approximately $1.4 billion of undrawn funds available through the $1.75 billion asset-based loan facility, and approximately $0.5 billion available through the euro 450 million European securitization facility.

Capital Spending

Capital expenditures, including maintenance turnaround, catalyst and information technology related expenditures, were $204 million during fourth quarter 2010, and $779 million for the full year 2010.  Reduced spending versus original projections was due, in part, to improved capital project execution.

CONFERENCE CALL

LyondellBasell will host a conference call today, February 18, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. ET.  Participating on the call will be: Jim Gallogly, Chief Executive Officer; Kent Potter, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; Sergey Vasnetsov, Senior Vice President  - Strategic Planning and Transactions; and Doug Pike, Vice President of Investor Relations.  The toll-free dial-in number in the U.S. is 800-369-1176.  For international numbers, please go to our website, www.lyondellbasell.com/teleconference, for a complete listing of toll-free numbers by country.  The pass code for all numbers is 8764192.

A replay of the call will be available from 2:00 p.m. ET Feb. 18 to 8:00 a.m. ET on March 18.  The dial-in numbers are 888-568-0028 (U.S.) and +1 203-369-3451 (international). The pass code for each is 6323.

A copy of the slides that accompany the call will be available on our website at http://www.lyondellbasell.com/earnings.

ABOUT LYONDELLBASELL

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the world's largest plastics, chemical and refining companies. The company manufactures products at 58 sites in 18 countries. LyondellBasell products and technologies are used to make items that improve the quality of life for people around the world including packaging, electronics, automotive components, home furnishings, construction materials and biofuels. More information about LyondellBasell can be found at www.lyondellbasell.com.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

The statements in this release and the related teleconference relating to matters that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based upon assumptions of management which are believed to be reasonable at the time made and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially based on factors including, but not limited to, the business cyclicality of the chemical, polymers and refining industries; the availability, cost and price volatility of raw materials and utilities, particularly the cost of oil and natural gas; competitive product and pricing pressures; labor conditions; our ability to attract and retain key personnel; operating interruptions (including leaks, explosions, fires, weather-related incidents, mechanical failure, unscheduled downtime, supplier disruptions, labor shortages, strikes, work stoppages or other labor difficulties, transportation interruptions, spills and releases and other environmental risks); the supply/demand balances for our products and our joint ventures' products, and the related effects of industry production capacities and operating rates; our ability to achieve expected cost savings and other synergies; legal and environmental proceedings; tax rulings, consequences or proceedings; technological developments, and our ability to develop new products and process technologies; current and potential governmental regulatory actions; political unrest and terrorist acts; risks and uncertainties posed by international operations, including foreign currency fluctuations; and our ability to comply with debt covenants and service our substantial debt.  Additional factors that could cause results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements can be found in our registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which are available at www.lyondellbasell.com/InvestorRelations.

(1) NON-GAAP MEASURES

This release makes reference to certain "non-GAAP" financial measures as defined in Regulation G of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.  We report our financial results in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, but believe that certain non-GAAP financial measures provide useful supplemental information to investors regarding the underlying business trends and performance of the company's ongoing operations and are useful for period-over-period comparisons of such operations. These non-GAAP financial measures should be considered as a supplement to, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, the financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP.

As a result of the company's emergence from Chapter 11 bankruptcy and the application of fresh-start accounting, the company reports its financial information for a predecessor period ending on April 30, 2010, the date of emergence from bankruptcy, and a successor period after such date in accordance with GAAP.  For purposes of this press release, we have presented "combined" results of operations for the  twelve months ended Dec. 31, 2010.  For the twelve months ended Dec. 31, 2010, the combined results are the sum of (i) the first four months of 2010, representing the predecessor and (ii) the eight months ended December 31, 2010, representing the successor period.  The results of operations on the combined basis are non-GAAP because they combine two separate reporting entities.  We have included the combined financial information because we believe it gives investors a better understanding of the year-over-year comparisons.  

We also include certain other non-GAAP measures, such as EBITDAR and EBITDA.  While we believe that EBITDAR and EBITDA are measures commonly used by investors, EBITDAR and EBITDA, as presented herein, may not be comparable to a similarly titled measure reported by other companies due to differences in the way the measure is calculated. For purposes of this release, EBITDAR means earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization and restructuring costs, as adjusted for certain unusual and non-recurring items such as impairment charges, reorganization items, the effect of mark-to-market accounting on our warrants and current cost inventory adjustments.  EBITDA means earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, as adjusted for the same items, to the extent applicable in the successor periods.  EBITDAR and EBITDA both also include dividends from joint ventures.  EBITDAR and EBITDA should not be considered as alternatives to profit or operating profit for any period as an indicator of our performance, or as alternatives to operating cash flows as a measure of our liquidity.  Additionally, this release contains EBITDA®, which represents a combined predecessor and successor period when the predecessor period is adjusted for restructuring costs, therefore representing EBITDAR, and the successor period is not adjusted, because there were no restructuring costs, or any such costs are included in net income.  

Reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures to their nearest comparable GAAP financial measures are provided in the financial tables at the end of this release.

The primary impacts on the Company's financial results after the reorganization under Chapter 11 and the application of fresh-start accounting, which make comparisons of the predecessor and successor periods difficult, include (i) significant changes to our inventory valuations; (ii) lower depreciation and amortization expense; and (iii) lower interest expense.  In connection with the application of fresh-start accounting, we were required to write our inventory up to fair market value, which was significant given the high crude oil prices at April 30, 2010.  However, in the fourth quarter 2010, prices rose to levels close to those at April 30, 2010, and it became necessary to reverse significant portions of the LCM charges taken in the second and third quarters.  The lower depreciation and amortization expenses in the successor period are the result of the revaluation of assets in connection with fresh-start accounting.  Lower interest expense is the result of the substantial changes to the balance sheet as a result of the reorganization.

Prior to emergence from Chapter 11, we utilized a combination of First-In, First-Out and Last-In, First-Out inventory methods for financial reporting. For purposes of evaluating segment results, management reviewed operating results using current cost, which approximates LIFO. As supplementary information, and for our segment reporting, we provide EBITDAR information on a current cost basis for periods prior to our emergence from Chapter 11. Since emergence from Chapter 11, we have utilized the LIFO inventory methodology and EBITDA information for periods after our emergence is on a LIFO basis.  The combined financial results and measures that are disclosed in this press release, including EBITDAR and EBITDA, therefore use both current cost and LIFO methodologies.

This release contains time sensitive information that is accurate only as of the time hereof. Information contained in this release is unaudited and subject to change. LyondellBasell undertakes no obligation to update the information presented herein except to the extent required by law.

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Table 8 - Reconciliation of Segment Information to Consolidated Financial Information 


Predecessor


2009

(Millions of U.S. dollars)

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

YTD

Sales and other operating revenues: (a)












Olefins & Polyolefins - Americas

$ 1,578

$ 2,037

$ 2,404

$ 2,595

$   8,614

Olefins & Polyolefins - Europe, Asia, International

1,719

2,170

2,651

2,861

9,401

Intermediates & Derivatives

761

810

1,051

1,156

3,778

Refining & Oxyfuels

2,265

3,167

3,506

3,140

12,078

Technology

116

150

135

142

543

Other/elims

(539)

(835)

(1,135)

(1,077)

(3,586)

Total

$ 5,900

$ 7,499

$ 8,612

$ 8,817

$ 30,828







Operating income (loss): (a)






Olefins & Polyolefins - Americas

$  (101)

$      69

$    132

$      69

$      169

Olefins & Polyolefins - Europe, Asia, International

(74)

2

118

(44)

2

Intermediates & Derivatives

78

41

72

59

250

Refining & Oxyfuels

(44)

(80)

(33)

(200)

(357)

Technology

50

67

31

62

210

Other

(9)

(28)

12

39

14

Current cost adjustment

(41)

18

88

(36)

29

Total

$  (141)

$      89

$    420

$    (51)

$      317







Depreciation and amortization:






Olefins & Polyolefins - Americas

$    121

$    138

$    135

$    120

$      514

Olefins & Polyolefins - Europe, Asia, International

70

98

62

86

316

Intermediates & Derivatives

69

68

69

70

276

Refining & Oxyfuels

137

142

139

139

557

Technology

16

31

35

18

100

Other

3

2

3

3

11

Total

$    416

$    479

$    443

$    436

$   1,774







EBITDA®: (a) (b)






Olefins & Polyolefins - Americas

$      20

$    207

$    272

$    244

$      743

Olefins & Polyolefins - Europe, Asia, International

(5)

109

186

51

341

Intermediates & Derivatives

148

110

143

134

535

Refining & Oxyfuels

93

62

107

(7)

255

Technology

66

101

66

76

309

Other

68

(52)

9

28

53

Total EBITDAR

$     390

$     537

$     783

$     526

$    2,236







Capital, turnarounds and IT deferred spending:






Olefins & Polyolefins - Americas

$      39

$      31

$      31

$      68

$      169

Olefins & Polyolefins - Europe, Asia, International

117

104

54

133

408

Intermediates & Derivatives

5

5

9

24

43

Refining & Oxyfuels

44

35

38

78

195

Technology

10

6

10

6

32

Other

2

3

2

1

8

Total

217

184

144

310

855

Deferred charges included above

(20)

(11)

(16)

(29)

(76)

Capital expenditures(c)

$    197

$    173

$    128

$    281

$      779





















(a)

For periods prior to May 1, 2010, Predecessor segment operating income and EBITDAR were determined on a current cost basis. For periods following May 1, 2010, Successor operating income and EBITDA were determined using the LIFO method of inventory accounting.



(b)

See Table 9 for a reconciliation of total EBITDAR, excluding LCM inventory valuation adjustments, to net income.



(c )

Deferred IT spending is excluded from capital expenditures for all periods presented. Turnarounds, which are classified as property, plant and equipment from May 1, 2010, were excluded from capital expenditures for periods  prior to May 1, 2010.



Table 8 - Reconciliation of Segment Information to Consolidated Financial Information














Predecessor


Successor

Combined

Successor


Predecessor

Successor

Combined


2010



April 1 -


May 1 -





Jan. 1 -

May 1 -


(Millions of U.S. dollars)

Q1

April 30


June 30

Q2

Q3

Q4


April 30

Dec. 31

YTD

Sales and other operating revenues: (a)
























Olefins & Polyolefins - Americas

$       3,020

$       1,163


$       2,004

$         3,167

$       3,247

$       3,155


$              4,183

$             8,406

$       12,589

Olefins & Polyolefins - Europe, Asia, International

3,119

1,066


2,140

3,206

3,247

3,342


4,105

8,729

12,834

Intermediates & Derivatives

1,316

504


940

1,444

1,453

1,361


1,820

3,754

5,574

Refining & Oxyfuels

3,415

1,333


2,403

3,736

3,867

4,051


4,748

10,321

15,069

Technology

110

35


75

110

157

133


145

365

510

Other/elims

(1,225)

(389)


(790)

(1,179)

(1,669)

(1,432)


(1,534)

(3,891)

(5,425)

Total

$       9,755

$       3,712


$       6,772

$       10,484

$     10,302

$     10,610


$            13,467

$           27,684

$       41,151













Operating income (loss): (a)












Olefins & Polyolefins - Americas

$          145

$          175


$          149

$            324

$          448

$          446


$                 320

$             1,043

$         1,363

Olefins & Polyolefins - Europe, Asia, International

71

44


114

158

231

66


115

411

526

Intermediates & Derivatives

123

34


109

143

207

196


157

512

669

Refining & Oxyfuels

(128)

29


14

43

83

144


(99)

241

142

Technology

31

8


23

31

38

8


39

69

108

Other

(59)

18


13

31

(19)

(16)


(41)

(22)

(63)

Current cost adjustment

184

15


-

15

-

-


199

-

199

Total

$          367

$          323


$          422

$            745

$          988

$          844


$                 690

$             2,254

$         2,944













Depreciation and amortization:












Olefins & Polyolefins - Americas

$          119

$            41


$            51

$              92

$            42

$            58


$                 160

$                151

$            311

Olefins & Polyolefins - Europe, Asia, International

81

26


33

59

60

53


107

146

253

Intermediates & Derivatives

69

22


23

45

30

28


91

81

172

Refining & Oxyfuels

135

45


9

54

55

43


180

107

287

Technology

17

6


6

12

40

32


23

78

101

Other

3

1


7

8

(5)

(7)


4

(5)

(1)

Total

$          424

$          141


$          129

$            270

$          222

$          207


$                 565

$                558

$         1,123













EBITDA®: (a) (b)












Olefins & Polyolefins - Americas

$          274

$          216


$          198

$            414

$          492

$          505


$                 490

$             1,195

$         1,685

Olefins & Polyolefins - Europe, Asia, International

152

78


174

252

289

125


230

588

818

Intermediates & Derivatives

196

56


128

184

243

228


252

599

851

Refining & Oxyfuels

3

76


21

97

140

212


79

373

452

Technology

47

14


29

43

78

44


61

151

212

Other

(32)

8


72

80

(44)

(29)


(24)

(1)

(25)

Total EBITDAR

640

448


622

1,070

1,198

1,085


1,088

2,905

3,993

                 2010 LCM inventory valuation adjustments

-

-


333

333

32

(323)


-

42

42

Total excluding 2010 LCM inventory valuation adjustments

$          640

$          448


$          955

$         1,403

$       1,230

$          762


$              1,088

$             2,947

$         4,035













Capital, turnarounds and IT deferred spending:












Olefins & Polyolefins - Americas

$            69

$            20


$            50

$              70

$            40

$            56


$                   89

$                146

$            235

Olefins & Polyolefins - Europe, Asia, International

59

43


31

74

32

43


102

106

208

Intermediates & Derivatives

7

5


5

10

39

32


12

76

88

Refining & Oxyfuels

64

15


22

37

34

52


79

108

187

Technology

10

2


3

5

7

9


12

19

31

Other

4

3


5

8

6

12


7

23

30

Total

213

88


116

204

158

204


301

478

779

Deferred charges included above

(74)

(1)


(3)

(4)

(5)

(4)


(75)

(12)

(87)

Capital expenditures(c)

$          139

$            87


$          113

$            200

$          153

$          200


$                 226

$                466

$            692







































(a)

For periods prior to May 1, 2010, Predecessor segment operating income and EBITDAR were determined on a current cost basis. For periods following May 1, 2010, Successor operating income and EBITDA were determined using the LIFO method of inventory accounting.



(b)

See Table 9 for a reconciliation of total EBITDAR, excluding LCM inventory valuation adjustments, to net income.



(c)

Deferred IT spending is excluded from capital expenditures for all periods presented. Turnarounds, which are classified as property, plant and equipment from May 1, 2010, were excluded from capital expenditures for periods  prior to May 1, 2010.



Table 9 – Reconciliation of EBITDAR to Net Income














Predecessor


2009

(Millions of U.S. dollars)

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

YTD

Segment EBITDAR: (a)






Olefins and Polyolefins - Americas

$            20

$          207

$          272

$          244

$             743

Olefins and Polyolefins - Europe, Asia, International

(5)

109

186

51

341

Intermediates and Derivatives

148

110

143

134

535

Refining and Oxyfuels

93

62

107

(7)

255

Technology

66

101

66

76

309

  Other

68

(52)

9

28

53

Total EBITDAR

390

537

783

526

2,236







Add:






Income (loss) from equity investment

(20)

22

(168)

(15)

(181)

Unrealized foreign exchange (loss) gain

15

98

141

(61)

193

Deduct:






Depreciation and amortization

(416)

(479)

(443)

(436)

(1,774)

Impairment charge

-

(5)

-

(12)

(17)

Reorganization items

(948)

(124)

(928)

(961)

(2,961)

Interest expense, net

(425)

(498)

(441)

(413)

(1,777)

Joint venture dividends received

(2)

(7)

(12)

(5)

(26)

Benefit from income taxes

432

87

332

560

1,411

Current cost adjustment to inventory

(41)

18

88

(36)

29

Other

(2)

(2)

(3)

3

(4)

LyondellBasell Industries net loss

(1,017)

(353)

(651)

(850)

(2,871)

Less: Net (income) loss attributable to non-controlling interests

1

2

1

2

6


$     (1,016)

$         (351)

$         (650)

$         (848)

$         (2,865)















(a)

For periods prior to May 1, 2010, Predecessor segment operating income and EBITDAR were determined on a current cost basis.  For periods following May 1, 2010, Successor operating income and EBITDA were determined using the LIFO method of inventory accounting.



Table 9 – Reconciliation of EBITDAR to Net Income
















Predecessor


Successor

Combined

Successor


Predecessor

Successor

Combined



2010




April 1 -


May 1 -





Jan. 1 -

May 1 -


(Millions of U.S. dollars)


Q1

April 30


June 30

Q2

Q3

Q4


April 30

Dec. 31

YTD

Segment EBITDAR: (a)













Olefins and Polyolefins - Americas


$ 274

$    216


$ 198

$    414

$  492

$  505


$    490

$ 1,195

$   1,685

Olefins and Polyolefins - Europe, Asia, International


152

78


174

252

289

125


230

588

818

Intermediates and Derivatives


196

56


128

184

243

228


252

599

851

Refining and Oxyfuels


3

76


21

97

140

212


79

373

452

Technology


47

14


29

43

78

44


61

151

212

  Other


(32)

8


72

80

(44)

(29)


(24)

(1)

(25)

Total EBITDAR


640

448


622

1,070

1,198

1,085


1,088

2,905

3,993

   2010 LCM inventory valuation adjustments


-

-


333

333

32

(323)


-

42

42

Total EBITDAR excluding 2010 LCM inventory valuation adjustments


640

448


955

1,403

1,230

762


1,088

2,947

4,035














Add:













Income (loss) from equity investment


55

29


27

56

29

30


84

86

170

Unrealized foreign exchange (loss) gain


(202)

(62)


(14)

(76)

(7)

(1)


(264)

(22)

(286)

Gain on sale of Flavors and Fragrances business


-

-


-

-

-

64


-

64

64

Deduct:













2010 LCM inventory valuation adjustments


-

-


(333)

(333)

(32)

323


-

(42)

(42)

Depreciation and amortization


(424)

(141)


(129)

(270)

(222)

(207)


(565)

(558)

(1,123)

Impairment charge


(3)

(6)


-

(6)

-

(28)


(9)

(28)

(37)

Reorganization items


207

7,803


(8)

7,795

(13)

(2)


8,010

(23)

7,987

Interest expense, net


(409)

(299)


(120)

(419)

(186)

(222)


(708)

(528)

(1,236)

Joint venture dividends received


(13)

(5)


(28)

(33)

-

(6)


(18)

(34)

(52)

(Provision for) benefit from income taxes


(12)

705


(28)

677

(254)

220


693

(62)

631

Fair value change in warrants


-

-


17

17

(76)

(55)


-

(114)

(114)

Current cost adjustment to inventory


184

15


-

15

-

-


199

-

199

Other


(15)

9


8

17

(2)

(4)


(6)

2

(4)

LyondellBasell Industries net income (loss)


8

8,496


347

8,843

467

874


8,504

1,688

10,192

Less: Net (income) loss attributable to non-controlling interests


2

58


(5)

53

7

5


60

7

67



$   10

$ 8,554


$ 342

$ 8,896

$  474

$  879


$ 8,564

$ 1,695

$ 10,259





























(a)

For periods prior to May 1, 2010, Predecessor segment operating income and EBITDAR were determined on a current cost basis.  For periods following May 1, 2010, Successor operating income and EBITDA were determined using the LIFO method of inventory accounting.



Table 10 – Selected Segment Operating Information














2009


Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

YTD







Olefins and Polyolefins - Americas






Volumes  (million pounds)






Ethylene produced

1,988

2,094

2,037

2,010

8,129

Propylene produced

676

731

799

706

2,912

Polyethylene sold

1,144

1,391

1,467

1,470

5,472

Polypropylene sold

541

656

606

613

2,416

Benchmark Market Prices






West Texas Intermediate crude oil (USD per barrel)

43.31

59.79

68.24

76.13

62.09

Natural gas (USD per million BTUs)

4.22

3.44

3.32

4.16

3.78

U.S. weighted average cost of ethylene production (cents/pound)

23.8

24.6

23.8

32.6

26.2

U.S. ethylene (cents/pound)

31.5

31.5

32.3

40.5

33.9

U.S. polyethylene [high density] (cents/pound)

59.7

65.0

69.3

72.0

66.5

U.S. propylene (cents/pound)

24.8

32.0

46.2

48.7

37.9

U.S. polypropylene [homopolymer] (cents/pound)

51.5

58.5

72.7

75.0

64.4













Olefins and Polyolefins - Europe, Asia, International






Volumes  (million pounds)






Ethylene produced

785

926

924

868

3,503

Propylene produced

467

567

586

529

2,149

Polyethylene sold

1,110

1,203

1,198

1,304

4,815

Polypropylene sold

1,526

1,670

1,429

1,531

6,156

Benchmark Market Prices






Western Europe weighted average cost of ethylene production (euro 0.01 per pound)

22.1

23.3

22.8

27.0

23.8

Western Europe ethylene (euro 0.01 per pound)

27.0

31.2

37.0

38.3

33.4

Western Europe polyethylene [high density] (euro 0.01 per pound)

37.5

39.9

47.2

47.0

42.9

Western Europe propylene (euro 0.01 per pound)

20.9

23.9

32.0

33.9

27.7

Western Europe polypropylene [homopolymer] (euro 0.01 per pound)

34.3

35.8

44.0

45.2

39.9













Intermediates and Derivatives






Volumes  (million pounds)






Propylene oxide and derivatives

681

576

737

701

2,695

Ethylene oxide and derivatives

224

275

299

265

1,063

Styrene monomer

394

514

666

717

2,291

Acetyls

290

464

495

433

1,682

TBA Intermediates

290

274

386

431

1,381













Refining and Oxyfuels






Volumes






Houston Refining crude processing rate (thousands of barrels per day)

269

231

262

212

244

Berre Refinery crude processing rate (thousands of barrels per day)

86

93

84

81

86

MTBE/ETBE sales volumes (million gallons)

205

220

243

163

831

Benchmark Market Margins






WTI - 2-1-1 (USD per barrel)

9.64

7.39

6.25

4.65

6.98

WTI - Maya  (USD per barrel)

4.46

4.58

5.03

6.65

5.18

Urals 4-1-2-1 (USD per barrel)

6.96

5.69

5.10

4.52

5.57

MTBE - Northwest Europe (cents per gallon)

38.4

94.4

69.0

69.6

68.0













Source: CMAI, Bloomberg, LyondellBasell Industries








Table 10 – Selected Segment Operating Information













2010



Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

YTD








Olefins and Polyolefins - Americas







Volumes  (million pounds)







Ethylene produced


2,019

1,998

2,184

2,152

8,353

Propylene produced


755

777

790

695

3,017

Polyethylene sold


1,330

1,320

1,472

1,347

5,469

Polypropylene sold


615

670

675

611

2,571

Benchmark Market Prices







West Texas Intermediate crude oil (USD per barrel)


78.88

78.05

76.09

85.24

79.58

Natural gas (USD per million BTUs)


5.36

4.04

4.35

4.17

4.48

U.S. weighted average cost of ethylene production (cents/pound)


34.3

26.7

25.2

33.8

30.0

U.S. ethylene (cents/pound)


52.3

45.6

38.3

47.3

82.2

U.S. polyethylene [high density] (cents/pound)


83.3

84.0

77.7

83.7

45.9

U.S. propylene (cents/pound)


61.5

63.3

56.2

57.3

59.6

U.S. polypropylene [homopolymer] (cents/pound)


87.8

89.8

82.7

83.8

59.6















Olefins and Polyolefins - Europe, Asia, International







Volumes  (million pounds)







Ethylene produced


861

842

994

913

3,610

Propylene produced


509

540

624

560

2,233

Polyethylene sold


1,239

1,230

1,316

1,275

5,060

Polypropylene sold


1,538

1,762

1,891

1,832

7,023

Benchmark Market Prices







Western Europe weighted average cost of ethylene production (euro 0.01 per pound)


28.7

27.3

26.5

35.7

29.5

Western Europe ethylene (euro 0.01 per pound)


41.6

43.7

43.1

44.3

52.5

Western Europe polyethylene [high density] (euro 0.01 per pound)


51.4

53.8

52.4

52.5

43.2

Western Europe propylene (euro 0.01 per pound)


38.9

45.1

43.1

42.6

57.7

Western Europe polypropylene [homopolymer] (euro 0.01 per pound)


51.3

60.3

60.3

58.9

42.4















Intermediates and Derivatives







Volumes  (million pounds)







Propylene oxide and derivatives


869

781

872

860

3,382

Ethylene oxide and derivatives


265

250

206

251

972

Styrene monomer


589

780

827

685

2,881

Acetyls


379

439

405

484

1,707

TBA Intermediates


472

470

454

425

1,821















Refining and Oxyfuels







Volumes







Houston Refining crude processing rate (thousands of barrels per day)


263

189

261

233

236

Berre Refinery crude processing rate (thousands of barrels per day)


73

99

99

80

88

MTBE/ETBE sales volumes (million gallons)


189

236

248

218

891

Benchmark Market Margins







WTI - 2-1-1 (USD per barrel)


6.85

10.45

7.67

8.97

8.48

WTI - Maya  (USD per barrel)


8.94

9.73

8.51

9.41

9.15

Urals 4-1-2-1 (USD per barrel)


5.91

7.30

5.95

6.64

6.45

MTBE - Northwest Europe (cents per gallon)


48.2

56.0

44.2

18.4

41.7















Source: CMAI, Bloomberg, LyondellBasell Industries









Table 11 –  Unaudited Income Statement Information

















Predecessor



2009

(Millions of U.S. dollars, except per share data)


Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

YTD








Sales and other operating revenues


$       5,900

$       7,499

$       8,612

$       8,817

$     30,828

Cost of sales


5,792

7,158

7,956

8,610

29,516

Selling, general and administrative expenses


207

227

199

217

850

Research and development expenses


42

25

38

40

145

   Operating income (loss)


(141)

89

419

(50)

317

Income (loss) from equity investments


(20)

22

(168)

(15)

(181)

Interest expense, net


(425)

(498)

(441)

(413)

(1,777)

Other income, net


89

69

136

25

319

   Income loss before income taxes and reorganization items


(497)

(318)

(54)

(453)

(1,322)

Reorganization Items


(948)

(124)

(928)

(961)

(2,961)

   Income loss before income taxes


(1,445)

(442)

(982)

(1,414)

(4,283)

Benefit from income taxes


(432)

(87)

(332)

(560)

(1,411)

Loss from continuing operations


(1,013)

(355)

(650)

(854)

(2,872)

Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax


(4)

2

(1)

4

1

Net loss


(1,017)

(353)

(651)

(850)

(2,871)

Less: Net loss attributable to non-controlling interests


1

2

1

2

6

Net loss attributable to the Company


$     (1,016)

$        (351)

$        (650)

$        (848)

$     (2,865)

















Table 11 –  Unaudited Income Statement Information
















Predecessor


Successor

Combined

Successor


Predecessor

Successor

Combined



2010




April 1 -


May 1 -





Jan. 1 -

May 1 -


(Millions of U.S. dollars, except per share data)


Q1

April 30


June 30

Q2

Q3

Q4


April 30

Dec. 31

YTD














Sales and other operating revenues


$       9,755

$       3,712


$       6,772

$      10,484

$           10,302

$    10,610


$          13,467

$              27,684

$          41,151

Cost of sales


9,130

3,284


6,198

9,482

9,075

9,494


12,414

24,767

37,181

Selling, general and administrative expenses


217

91


129

220

204

231


308

564

872

Research and development expenses


41

14


23

37

35

41


55

99

154

   Operating income


367

323


422

745

988

844


690

2,254

2,944

Income from equity investments


55

29


27

56

29

30


84

86

170

Interest expense, net


(409)

(299)


(120)

(419)

(186)

(222)


(708)

(528)

(1,236)

Other income (expense), net


(200)

(63)


54

(9)

(97)

(60)


(263)

(103)

(366)

   Income (loss) before income taxes and reorganization items


(187)

(10)


383

373

734

592


(197)

1,709

1,512

Reorganization Items


207

7,803


(8)

7,795

(13)

(2)


8,010

(23)

7,987

   Income before income taxes


20

7,793


375

8,168

721

590


7,813

1,686

9,499

Provision for (benefit from) income taxes


12

(705)


28

(677)

254

(220)


(693)

62

(631)

Income from continuing operations


8

8,498


347

8,845

467

810


8,506

1,624

10,130

Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax


-

(2)


-

(2)

-

64


(2)

64

62

Net Income


8

8,496


347

8,843

467

874


8,504

1,688

10,192

Less: Net (income) loss attributable to non-controlling interests


2

58


(5)

53

7

5


60

7

67

Net income attributable to the Company


$            10

$       8,554


$          342

$        8,896

$                474

$         879


$            8,564

$                1,695

$          10,259





Table 12 – Unaudited Cash Flow Information

















Predecessor



2009

(Millions of U.S. dollars)


Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

YTD

Cash flows from operating activities:







Net loss


$         (1,017)

$                    (353)

$          (651)

$              (850)

$     (2,871)

Adjustments:







    Depreciation and amortization


416

479

443

436

1,774

    Asset impairments


-

-

-

17

17

    Amortization of debt-related costs


98

144

136

128

506

    Inventory valuation adjustment


55

34

20

18

127

    Equity investments -







         Equity (income) loss


20

(22)

168

15

181

         Distributions of earnings


2

7

12

5

26

    Deferred income taxes


(434)

(122)

(338)

(505)

(1,399)

    Reorganization-related payments, net


(22)

(68)

(93)

(157)

(340)

Reorganization and fresh-start accounting adjustments, net


948

124

928

961

2,961

Gain on sale of assets


8

-

-

-

8

    Unrealized foreign currency exchange gains


(15)

(98)

(141)

61

(193)

Changes in assets and liabilities:







    Accounts receivable


332

(470)

(79)

88

(129)

    Inventories


310

140

(211)

(279)

(40)

    Accounts payable  


(213)

193

(102)

221

99

Repayment of accounts receivable securitization facility


(503)

-

-

-

(503)

Prepaid expenses and other current assets


(107)

(189)

54

(87)

(329)

Other, net


(449)

(90)

17

(160)

(682)








         Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities


(571)

(291)

163

(88)

(787)








Cash flows from investing activities:







Expenditures for property, plant and equipment


(197)

(173)

(128)

(281)

(779)

Proceeds from insurance claims


16

56

-

48

120

Other


8

28

(16)

28

48








         Net cash used in investing activities


(173)

(89)

(144)

(205)

(611)








Cash flows from financing activities:







Net borrowings (repayments) under debtor-in-possession facilities and notes


2,048

270

(145)

138

2,311

Net repayments under pre-petition revolving credit facilities


(766)

-

-

-

(766)

Net borrowings (repayments) under revolving credit facilities and other short-term debts


(539)

154

25

98

(262)

Net repayments under long-term debt


(49)

(5)

(9)

(5)

(68)

Payments of debt and equity issuance costs


(93)

-

-

-

(93)

Other


-

-

(25)

4

(21)








         Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities


601

419

(154)

235

1,101








Effect of exchange rate changes on cash


(25)

17

8

(3)

(3)








Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents


(168)

56

(127)

(61)

(300)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period


858

690

746

619

858








Cash and cash equivalents at end of period


$             690

$                     746

$           619

$               558

$         558

















Table 12 – Unaudited Cash Flow Information
















Predecessor


Successor

Combined

Successor


Predecessor

Successor

Combined



2010




April 1 -


May 1 -





Jan. 1 -

May 1 -


(Millions of U.S. dollars)


Q1

April 30


June 30

Q2

Q3

Q4


April 30

Dec. 31

YTD

Cash flows from operating activities:













Net income


$             8

$                  8,496


$                347

$                8,843

$               467

$                874


$             8,504

$                   1,688

$           10,192

Adjustments:













    Depreciation and amortization


424

141


129

270

222

207


565

558

1,123

    Asset impairments


3

6


-

6

-

28


9

28

37

    Amortization of debt-related costs


106

201


5

206

10

8


307

23

330

    Charge related to payment of debt


-

-


-

-

-

26


-

26

26

    Inventory valuation adjustment


-

-


333

333

32

(323)


-

42

42

    Equity investments -







-






         Equity income


(55)

(29)


(27)

(56)

(29)

(30)


(84)

(86)

(170)

         Distributions of earnings


13

5


28

33

-

6


18

34

52

    Deferred income taxes


(15)

(595)


(3)

(598)

188

(274)


(610)

(89)

(699)

    Reorganization-related payments, net


(87)

(60)


(92)

(152)

(45)

(5)


(147)

(142)

(289)

Reorganization and fresh-start accounting adjustments, net


(207)

(7,803)


8

(7,795)

13

2


(8,010)

23

(7,987)

Payment of Claims under Plan of Reorganization


-

(260)


(183)

(443)

(14)

(10)


(260)

(207)

(467)

(Gain) loss on sale of assets


-

4


-

4

-

(65)


4

(65)

(61)

    Unrealized foreign currency exchange gains


202

62


14

76

7

1


264

22

286

Changes in assets and liabilities:













    Accounts receivable


(480)

(170)


139

(31)

(105)

6


(650)

40

(610)

    Inventories


(384)

16


56

72

75

(90)


(368)

41

(327)

    Accounts payable  


122

127


226

353

(59)

177


249

344

593

Prepaid expenses and other current assets


158

(111)


(8)

(119)

158

(102)


47

48

95

Other, net


(181)

(593)


132

(461)

205

292


(774)

629

(145)














         Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities


(373)

(563)


1,104

541

1,125

728


(936)

2,957

2,021














Cash flows from investing activities:













Expenditures for property, plant and equipment


(139)

(87)


(113)

(200)

(153)

(200)


(226)

(466)

(692)

Proceeds from sale of assets


-

-



-

-

154


-

154

154

Other


12

1


4

5

(4)

-


13

-

13














         Net cash used in investing activities


(127)

(86)


(109)

(195)

(157)

(46)


(213)

(312)

(525)














Cash flows from financing activities:













Issuance of Class B common stock


-

2,800


-

2,800

-

-


2,800

-

2,800

Net borrowings (repayments) under debtor-in-possession facilities and notes


522

(3,017)


-

(3,017)

-

-


(2,495)

-

(2,495)

Net borrowings (repayments) under revolving credit facilities and other short-term debts


(4)

36


130

166

(79)

(465)


32

(414)

(382)

Net borrowings (repayments) under long-term debt


(9)

3,242


-

3,242

-

(778)


3,233

(778)

2,455

Payments of debt and equity issuance costs


(13)

(240)


(2)

(242)

-

-


(253)

(2)

(255)

Other


(6)

4


5

9

(9)

4


(2)

-

(2)














         Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities


490

2,825


133

2,958

(88)

(1,239)


3,315

(1,194)

2,121














Effect of exchange rate changes on cash


(11)

(2)


(86)

(88)

199

(53)


(13)

60

47














Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents


(21)

2,174


1,042

3,216

1,079

(610)


2,153

1,511

3,664

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period


558

537


2,711

537

3,753

4,832


558

2,711

558














Cash and cash equivalents at end of period


$         537

$                  2,711


$             3,753

$                3,753

$            4,832

$             4,222


$             2,711

$                   4,222

$             4,222





























Table 13 – Unaudited Balance Sheet Information













Predecessor



2009

(Millions of U.S. dollars)


March 31

June 30

Sept. 30

Dec. 31

Cash and cash equivalents


$            690

$             746

$                   619

$                   558

Short-term investments


22

18

21

11

Accounts receivable, net


2,710

3,273

3,374

3,287

Inventories


2,872

2,755

2,984

3,277

Prepaid expenses and other current assets


921

1,284

979

1,133

   Total current assets


7,215

8,076

7,977

8,266

Property, plant and equipment, net


15,372

15,351

15,299

15,152

Investments and long-term receivables:






   Investment in PO joint ventures            


942

934

943

922

   Equity investments


1,093

1,148

1,014

1,085

   Other investments and long-term receivables


84

85

90

112

Intangible assets, net


2,380

2,257

1,959

1,861

Other assets, net


344

324

361

363

   Total assets


$       27,430

$        28,175

$              27,643

$              27,761







Current maturities of long-term debt


$       10,483

$          9,207

$                   501

$                   497

Short-term debt


5,613

5,995

5,912

6,182

Accounts payable


1,683

2,264

1,780

2,128

Accrued liabilities


1,488

1,388

1,387

1,390

Deferred income taxes


235

269

240

170

   Total current liabilities


19,502

19,123

9,820

10,367

Long-term debt


304

302

307

305

Other liabilities


1,517

1,406

1,433

1,361

Deferred income taxes


2,745

2,706

2,472

2,081

Liabilities subject to compromise


10,466

12,019

21,636

22,494

Stockholders' deficit


(7,221)

(7,502)

(8,149)

(8,976)

Non-controlling interests


117

121

124

129

   Total liabilities and stockholders'  deficit


$       27,430

$        28,175

$              27,643

$              27,761















Table 13 – Unaudited Balance Sheet Information















Predecessor


Successor



March 31,


June 30,

Sept. 30,

Dec. 31,

(Millions of U.S. dollars)


2010


2010

2010

2010

Cash and cash equivalents


$                     537


$              3,753

$              4,832

$               4,222

Short-term investments


2


-

-

-

Accounts receivable, net


3,642


3,533

3,800

3,834

Inventories


3,590


4,372

4,412

4,824

Prepaid expenses and other current assets


946


1,029

899

1,000

   Total current assets


8,717


12,687

13,943

13,880

Property, plant and equipment, net


14,687


6,839

7,216

7,190

Investments and long-term receivables:







   Investment in PO joint ventures            


880


434

447

437

   Equity investments


1,125


1,507

1,582

1,500

   Other investments and long-term receivables


90


77

54

67

Goodwill


-


1,061

1,105

895

Intangible assets, net


1,748


1,427

1,411

1,360

Other assets, net


338


257

272

273

   Total assets


$                27,585


$            24,289

$            26,030

$             25,602








Current maturities of long-term debt


$                     487


$                     8

$                     8

$                      4

Short-term debt


6,675


557

518

42

Accounts payable


2,213


2,526

2,562

2,761

Accrued liabilities


1,220


1,199

1,513

1,705

Deferred income taxes


163


444

446

244

   Total current liabilities


10,758


4,734

5,047

4,756

Long-term debt


304


6,745

6,799

6,036

Other liabilities


1,317


2,013

2,086

2,183

Deferred income taxes


2,012


867

1,155

923

Liabilities subject to compromise


22,058


-

-

-

Stockholders' equity


(8,975)


9,868

10,882

11,643

Non-controlling interests


111


62

61

61

   Total liabilities and stockholders' equity


$                27,585


$            24,289

$            26,030

$             25,602

















SOURCE LyondellBasell


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