Univar Reports Third Quarter 2015 Financial Results
November 3, 2015
Higher margins continue to offset lower oil and gas volumes
Third Quarter 2015 Highlights (Versus Third Quarter 2014)
Adjusted EBITDA of $156.2 million declined 8.4 percent from $170.6 million, primarily due to foreign currency translation impacts. On a currency neutral basis, Adjusted EBITDA decreased 2.0 percent as the benefit of growth and higher margins was offset by lower demand in upstream oil and gas markets.
In July, the Company completed the acquisition of the assets of Chemical Associates, Inc., expanding Univar’s capabilities in renewable oleochemical products.
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. – November 3, 2015 –
Univar Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) (“Univar”), a global chemical distributor and provider of value-added services, announced today its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2015.
“Univar delivered Adjusted EBITDA on a currency neutral basis that was modestly below prior year and in-line with our guidance. We also generated strong cash flow during the quarter. The strength and diversity of our product and customer portfolio combined with productivity gains, including our EMEA restructuring, enabled us to again largely offset the steep declines in demand for our products in upstream oil and gas markets,” said Erik Fyrwald, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We will continue to execute against our strategic priorities and are deploying our free cash flow to make attractive investments that will drive future growth.”
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Founded in 1924, Univar is a global distributor of specialty and basic chemicals from more than 8,000 producers worldwide. Univar operates more than 700 distribution facilities throughout North America, Western Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, and Latin America, supported by a global network of sales and technical professionals. With a broad portfolio of products and value-added services, and deep technical and market expertise, Univar delivers the tailored solutions customers need through one of the most extensive chemical distribution networks in the world. Univar is Chemistry Delivered
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