Icahn Enterprises

Press Releases

<< Back
05/03/18

Icahn Enterprises L.P. Reports First Quarter 2018 Financial Results

  • First quarter net income attributable to Icahn Enterprises of $137 million, or $0.77 per depositary unit
  • Board approves quarterly distribution of $1.75 per depositary unit

NEW YORK, May 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Icahn Enterprises L.P. (NASDAQ:IEP) is reporting first quarter 2018 revenues of $5.4 billion and net income attributable to Icahn Enterprises of $137 million, or $0.77 per depositary unit. For the three months ended March 31, 2017 revenues were $4.7 billion and net loss attributable to Icahn Enterprises was $18 million, or a loss of $0.12 per depositary unit. For the three months ended March 31, 2018, Adjusted EBITDA attributable to Icahn Enterprises was $551 million compared to $421 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017.  For the three months ended March 31, 2018, Adjusted EBIT attributable to Icahn Enterprises was $347 million compared to $226 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017.

For the three months ended March 31, 2018 indicative net asset value increased to $8.1 billion compared to $7.9 billion as of December 31, 2017.

On May 2, 2018, the Board of Directors of the general partner of Icahn Enterprises declared a quarterly distribution in the amount of $1.75 per depositary unit. The quarterly distribution is payable in either cash or additional depositary units, at the election of each depositary unit holder and will be paid on or about June 20, 2018 to depositary unit holders of record at the close of business on May 14, 2018. Depositary unit holders have until June 8, 2018 to make an election to receive either cash or additional depositary units; if a holder does not make an election, it will automatically be deemed to have elected to receive the distribution in cash. Depositary unit holders who elect to receive additional depositary units will receive units valued at the volume weighted average trading price of the units on NASDAQ during the 5 consecutive trading days ending June 15, 2018. No fractional depositary units will be issued pursuant to the distribution payment. Icahn Enterprises will make a cash payment in lieu of issuing fractional depositary units to any holders electing to receive depositary units. Any holders that would only be eligible to receive a fraction of a depositary unit based on the above calculation will receive a cash payment.

Icahn Enterprises L.P., a master limited partnership, is a diversified holding company engaged in ten primary business segments: Investment, Automotive, Energy, Railcar, Gaming, Metals, Mining, Food Packaging, Real Estate and Home Fashion.

Caution Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

Results for any interim period are not necessarily indicative of results for any full fiscal period. This release contains certain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, many of which are beyond our ability to control or predict. Forward-looking statements may be identified by words such as "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "plans," "believes," "seeks," "estimates," "will" or words of similar meaning and include, but are not limited to, statements about the expected future business and financial performance of Icahn Enterprises L.P. and its subsidiaries. Among these risks and uncertainties are risks related to economic downturns, substantial competition and rising operating costs; risks related to our investment activities, including the nature of the investments made by the private funds in which we invest, losses in the private funds and loss of key employees; risks related to our automotive activities, including exposure to adverse conditions in the automotive industry, and risks related to operations in foreign countries; risks related to our energy business, including the volatility and availability of crude oil, other feed stocks and refined products, unfavorable refining margin (crack spread), interrupted access to pipelines, significant fluctuations in nitrogen fertilizer demand in the agricultural industry and seasonality of results; risk related to our gaming operations, including reductions in discretionary spending due to a downturn in the local, regional or national economy, intense competition in the gaming industry from present and emerging internet online markets and extensive regulation; risks related to our railcar activities, including reliance upon a small number of customers that represent a large percentage of revenues and backlog, the health of and prospects for the overall railcar industry and the cyclical nature of the railcar manufacturing business; risks related to our food packaging activities, including competition from better capitalized competitors, inability of its suppliers to timely deliver raw materials, and the failure to effectively respond to industry changes in casings technology; risks related to our scrap metals activities, including potential environmental exposure; risks related to our real estate activities, including the extent of any tenant bankruptcies and insolvencies; risks related to our home fashion operations, including changes in the availability and price of raw materials, and changes in transportation costs and delivery times; and other risks and uncertainties detailed from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Past performance in our Investment segment is not necessarily indicative of future performance. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or review any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.


   
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In millions, except per unit amounts)
   
  Three Months Ended March 31,
  2018   2017
Revenues: (Unaudited)
Net sales $ 4,493     $ 4,319  
Other revenues from operations 420     475  
Net income (loss) from investment activities 433     (130 )
Interest and dividend income 28     29  
Other income (loss), net 71     (26 )
  5,445     4,667  
Expenses:      
Cost of goods sold 3,856     3,688  
Other expenses from operations 255     254  
Selling, general and administrative 656     621  
Restructuring 2     7  
Impairment     8  
Interest expense 197     223  
  4,966     4,801  
Income (loss) before income tax expense 479     (134 )
Income tax expense (56 )   (26 )
Net income (loss) 423     (160 )
Less: net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interests 286     (142 )
Net income (loss) attributable to Icahn Enterprises $ 137     $ (18 )
       
Net income (loss) attributable to Icahn Enterprises allocable to:      
Limited partners $ 134     $ (18 )
General partner 3      
  $ 137     $ (18 )
       
Basic income (loss) per LP unit $ 0.77     $ (0.12 )
Basic weighted average LP units outstanding 174     149  
Diluted income (loss) per LP unit $ 0.77     $ (0.12 )
Diluted weighted average LP units outstanding 175     149  
Cash distributions declared per LP unit $ 1.75     $ 1.50  
               


 
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In millions)
 
  March 31,
2018
  December 31,
2017
ASSETS (Unaudited)    
Cash and cash equivalents $ 1,250     $ 1,682  
Cash held at consolidated affiliated partnerships and restricted cash 643     786  
Investments 8,364     10,369  
Due from brokers 1,236     506  
Accounts receivable, net 1,914     1,805  
Inventories, net 3,497     3,261  
Property, plant and equipment, net 9,733     9,701  
Goodwill 1,280     1,275  
Intangible assets, net 1,111     1,135  
Other assets 1,470     1,281  
Total Assets $ 30,498     $ 31,801  
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY      
Accounts payable $ 2,112     $ 2,064  
Accrued expenses and other liabilities 1,991     1,746  
Deferred tax liability 962     924  
Unrealized loss on derivative contracts 972     1,275  
Securities sold, not yet purchased, at fair value 299     1,023  
Due to brokers 38     1,057  
Post-retirement benefit liability 1,161     1,159  
Debt 11,208     11,185  
Total liabilities 18,743     20,433  
       
Equity:      
Limited partners 5,182     5,341  
General partner (237 )   (235 )
Equity attributable to Icahn Enterprises 4,945     5,106  
Equity attributable to non-controlling interests 6,810     6,262  
Total equity 11,755     11,368  
Total Liabilities and Equity $ 30,498     $ 31,801  
               

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The Company uses certain non-GAAP financial measures in evaluating its performance. These include non-GAAP EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, EBIT and Adjusted EBIT.  EBITDA represents earnings before interest expense, income tax (benefit) expense and depreciation and amortization.  EBIT represents earnings before interest expense and income tax (benefit) expense.  We define Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBIT as EBITDA and EBIT, respectively, excluding the effects of impairment, restructuring costs, certain pension plan expenses, OPEB curtailment gains, purchase accounting inventory adjustments, certain share-based compensation, discontinued operations, gains/losses on extinguishment of debt, major scheduled turnaround expenses, FIFO adjustments and unrealized gains/losses on energy segment derivatives and certain other non-operational charges.  We present EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, EBIT and Adjusted EBIT on a consolidated basis and attributable to Icahn Enterprises net of the effect of non-controlling interests.  We conduct substantially all of our operations through subsidiaries.  The operating results of our subsidiaries may not be sufficient to make distributions to us.  In addition, our subsidiaries are not obligated to make funds available to us for payment of our indebtedness, payment of distributions on our depositary units or otherwise, and distributions and intercompany transfers from our subsidiaries to us may be restricted by applicable law or covenants contained in debt agreements and other agreements to which these subsidiaries currently may be subject or into which they may enter into in the future.  The terms of any borrowings of our subsidiaries or other entities in which we own equity may restrict dividends, distributions or loans to us.

We believe that providing EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, EBIT and Adjusted EBIT to investors has economic substance as these measures provide important supplemental information of our performance to investors and permits investors and management to evaluate the core operating performance of our business without regard to interest, taxes and depreciation and amortization and the effects of impairment, restructuring costs, certain pension plan expenses, OPEB curtailment gains, purchase accounting inventory adjustments, certain share-based compensation, discontinued operations, gains/losses on extinguishment of debt, major scheduled turnaround expenses, FIFO adjustments and unrealized gains/losses on energy segment derivatives and certain other non-operational charges.  Additionally, we believe this information is frequently used by securities analysts, investors and other interested parties in the evaluation of companies that have issued debt.  Management uses, and believes that investors benefit from referring to these non-GAAP financial measures in assessing our operating results, as well as in planning, forecasting and analyzing future periods.  Adjusting earnings for these charges allows investors to evaluate our performance from period to period, as well as our peers, without the effects of certain items that may vary depending on accounting methods and the book value of assets.  Additionally, EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, EBIT and Adjusted EBIT present meaningful measures of performance exclusive of our capital structure and the method by which assets were acquired and financed.

EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, EBIT and Adjusted EBIT have limitations as analytical tools, and you should not consider them in isolation, or as substitutes for analysis of our results as reported under generally accepted accounting principles in the United States, or U.S. GAAP.  For example, EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, EBIT and Adjusted EBIT:

  • do not reflect our cash expenditures, or future requirements for capital expenditures, or contractual commitments;
  • do not reflect changes in, or cash requirements for, our working capital needs; and
  • do not reflect the significant interest expense, or the cash requirements necessary to service interest or principal   payments on our debt.

Although depreciation and amortization are non-cash charges, the assets being depreciated or amortized often will have to be replaced in the future, and EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA do not reflect any cash requirements for such replacements.  Other companies in the industries in which we operate may calculate EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, EBIT and Adjusted EBIT differently than we do, limiting their usefulness as comparative measures.  In addition, EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, EBIT and Adjusted EBIT do not reflect the impact of earnings or charges resulting from matters we consider not to be indicative of our ongoing operations.

EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, EBIT and Adjusted EBIT are not measurements of our financial performance under U.S. GAAP and should not be considered as alternatives to net income or any other performance measures derived in accordance with U.S. GAAP or as alternatives to cash flow from operating activities as a measure of our liquidity.  Given these limitations, we rely primarily on our U.S. GAAP results and use EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, EBIT and Adjusted EBIT only as a supplemental measure of our financial performance.

Use of Indicative Net Asset Value Data

The Company uses indicative net asset value as an additional method for considering the value of the Company’s assets, and we believe that this information can be helpful to investors.  Please note, however, that the indicative net asset value does not represent the market price at which the units trade.  Accordingly, data regarding indicative net asset value is of limited use and should not be considered in isolation.

The Company's depositary units are not redeemable, which means that investors have no right or ability to obtain from the Company the indicative net asset value of units that they own.  Units may be bought and sold on The NASDAQ Global Select Market at prevailing market prices.  Those prices may be higher or lower than the indicative net asset value of the units as calculated by management.

See below for more information on how we calculate the Company’s indicative net asset value.

               
($ in millions) March 31,
2018

    December 31,
2017

 
Market-valued Subsidiaries: (Unaudited)
Holding Company interest in Funds (1) $ 3,214     $ 3,052  
CVR Energy (2) 2,152     2,651  
CVR Refining - direct holding (2) 75     95  
American Railcar Industries (2) 444     494  
  Total market-valued subsidiaries $ 5,885     $ 6,293  
       
Other Subsidiaries:      
Tropicana (3) $ 1,510     $ 1,439  
Viskase (4) 209     173  
Federal-Mogul (5) 2,414     1,690  
Real Estate Holdings (1) 820     824  
PSC Metals (1) 185     182  
WestPoint Home (1) 139     144  
ARL/RemainCo (6) 3     18  
Ferrous Resources (1) 143     138  
Icahn Automotive Group (1) 1,853     1,728  
Trump Entertainment (1) 21     22  
  Total - other subsidiaries $ 7,297     $ 6,359  
  Add:  Holding Company cash and cash equivalents (7) 199     526  
  Less:  Holding Company debt (7) (5,506 )   (5,507 )
  Add:  Other Holding Company net assets (8) 226     189  
Indicative Net Asset Value $ 8,101     $ 7,860  
               

Indicative net asset value does not purport to reflect a valuation of IEP.  The calculated Indicative net asset value does not include any value for our Investment Segment other than the fair market value of our investment in the Investment Funds.  A valuation is a subjective exercise and Indicative net asset value does not necessarily consider all elements or consider in the adequate proportion the elements that could affect the valuation of IEP.  Investors may reasonably differ on what such elements are and their impact on IEP.  No representation or assurance, expressed or implied is made as to the accuracy and correctness of indicative net asset value as of these dates or with respect to any future indicative or prospective results which may vary.

  1. Represents equity attributable to us as of each respective date.
  2. Based on closing share price on each date (or if such date was not a trading day, the immediately preceding trading day) and the number of shares owned by the Holding Company as of each respective date.
  3. March 31, 2018 value is pro-forma the announced sale of Tropicana. December 31, 2017 based on market comparables due to lack of material trading volume, valued at 9.0x Adjusted EBITDA for the twelve months ended December 31, 2017.
  4. Amounts based on market comparables due to lack of material trading volume, valued at 9.0x Adjusted EBITDA for the twelve months ended March 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017.
  5. March 31, 2018 value is pro-forma the announced sale to Tenneco Inc.December 31, 2017 represents the value of the company based on IEP's tender offer during Q1 2017. 
  6. March 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017 represents the option purchase price of the remaining cars not sold in the initial ARL sale, plus working capital as of that date.
  7. Holding Company's balance as of each respective date.
  8. Holding Company's balance as of each respective date. For March 31, 2018, the distribution payable was adjusted to $24 million, which represents the actual distribution paid subsequent to March 31, 2018.
   
($ in millions) Three Months Ended March 31,
  2018   2017
Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA: (Unaudited)
Net income (loss) $ 423     $ (160 )
Interest expense, net 195     222  
Income tax expense 56     26  
Depreciation and amortization 250     243  
Consolidated EBITDA $ 924     $ 331  
Impairment of assets     8  
Restructuring costs 2     7  
Non-Service cost US based pensions 13     9  
FIFO impact favorable (20 )    
Major scheduled turnaround expense     13  
Loss on extinguishment of debt     2  
(Gain) loss on disposition of assets (3 )   5  
Unrealized gain on certain derivatives (46 )   (11 )
Other 26     25  
Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA $ 896     $ 389  
       
IEP Adjusted EBITDA:      
Net income (loss) attributable to IEP $ 137     $ (18 )
Interest expense, net 160     168  
Income tax expense 51     20  
Depreciation and amortization 204     195  
EBITDA attributable to IEP $ 552     $ 365  
Impairment of assets     8  
Restructuring costs 2     7  
Non-Service cost US based pensions 11     9  
FIFO impact favorable (12 )    
Major scheduled turnaround expense     8  
Loss on extinguishment of debt     2  
(Gain) loss on disposition of assets (3 )   5  
Unrealized gain on certain derivatives (26 )   (6 )
Other 27     23  
Adjusted EBITDA attributable to IEP $ 551     $ 421  
               


   
($ in millions) Three Months Ended March 31,
  2018   2017
Consolidated Adjusted EBIT: (Unaudited)
Net income (loss) $ 423     $ (160 )
Interest expense, net 195     222  
Income tax expense 56     26  
Consolidated EBIT $ 674     $ 88  
Impairment of assets     8  
Restructuring costs 2     7  
Non-Service cost US based pensions 13     9  
FIFO impact favorable (20 )    
Major scheduled turnaround expense     13  
Loss on extinguishment of debt     2  
(Gain) loss on disposition of assets (3 )   5  
Unrealized gain on certain derivatives (46 )   (11 )
Other 26     25  
Consolidated Adjusted EBIT $ 646     $ 146  
       
IEP Adjusted EBIT:      
Net income (loss) attributable to IEP $ 137     $ (18 )
Interest expense, net 160     168  
Income tax expense 51     20  
EBIT attributable to IEP $ 348     $ 170  
Impairment of assets     8  
Restructuring costs 2     7  
Non-Service cost US based pensions 11     9  
FIFO impact favorable (12 )    
Major scheduled turnaround expense     8  
Loss on extinguishment of debt     2  
(Gain) loss on disposition of assets (3 )   5  
Unrealized gain on certain derivatives (26 )   (6 )
Other 27     23  
Adjusted EBIT attributable to IEP $ 347     $ 226  
               


 

Investor Contacts:
SungHwan Cho, Chief Financial Officer
Peter Reck, Chief Accounting Officer
(212) 702-4300

Source: Icahn Enterprises L.P.