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Icahn Enterprises L.P. Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results

  • First quarter 2015 reported revenue of $4.5 billion and adjusted net income attributable to Icahn Enterprises of $162 million, or an adjusted income of $1.28 per depositary unit

  • First quarter 2015 Adjusted EBITDA attributable to Icahn Enterprises of $575 million

  • Board approves quarterly distribution of $1.50 per depositary unit

NEW YORK, May 7, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Icahn Enterprises L.P. (Nasdaq:IEP) is reporting first quarter 2015 revenues of $4.5 billion and adjusted net income attributable to Icahn Enterprises, after adding back the loss on extinguishment of debt, of $162 million, or $1.28 per depositary unit. For the first quarter 2014, revenues were $5.0 billion and adjusted net income attributable to Icahn Enterprises, after adding back the loss on extinguishment of debt, was $92 million, or $0.77 per depositary unit. For the first quarter 2015, net income attributable to Icahn Enterprises was $161 million, or $1.27 per depositary unit as compared to net loss attributable to Icahn Enterprises of $29 million, or a loss of $0.24 per depositary unit for the first quarter 2014. Adjusted EBITDA attributable to Icahn Enterprises was $575 million for the first quarter 2015 compared to $359 million for the first quarter 2014. Adjusted EBIT attributable to Icahn Enterprises was $428 million for the first quarter 2015 compared to $221 million for the first quarter 2014.

On May 5, 2015, the board of directors of the general partner of Icahn Enterprises declared a quarterly distribution in the amount of $1.50 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 30, 2015 to depositary unit holders of record at the close of business on May 19, 2015.

Mr. Icahn stated: "I am very pleased with our performance for the first quarter of 2015 with adjusted net income per LP unit increasing by 66% compared to the first quarter of 2014. Although we see a number of headwinds with respect to the global economy, we are optimistic that our investment and operating segments are positioned for success."

Icahn Enterprises L.P. (Nasdaq:IEP), a master limited partnership, is a diversified holding company engaged in nine primary business segments: Investment, Automotive, Energy, Metals, Railcar, Gaming, 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,
2015 2014
Revenues: (unaudited)
Net sales $ 3,565 $ 4,666
Other revenues from operations 329 261
Net gain (loss) from investment activities 591 (31)
Interest and dividend income 53 59
Other (loss) income, net (27) 35
4,511 4,990
Expenses:
Cost of goods sold 3,125 4,142
Other expenses from operations 155 129
Selling, general and administrative 477 360
Restructuring 12 8
Impairment 1 1
Interest expense 270 170
4,040 4,810
Income before income tax expense 471 180
Income tax expense (49) (103)
Net income 422 77
Less: net income attributable to non-controlling interests (261) (106)
Net income (loss) attributable to Icahn Enterprises $ 161 $ (29)
Net (loss) income attributable to Icahn Enterprises allocable to:
Limited partners $ 158 $ (28)
General partner 3 (1)
$ 161 $ (29)
Basic income (loss) per LP unit $ 1.28 $ (0.24)
Basic weighted average LP units outstanding 123 117
Diluted income (loss) per LP unit $ 1.27 $ (0.24)
Diluted weighted average LP units outstanding 124 117
Cash distributions declared per LP unit $ 1.50 $ 1.50
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In millions)
March 31, December 31,
2015 2014
ASSETS (unaudited)
Cash and cash equivalents $ 2,868 $ 2,912
Cash held at consolidated affiliated partnerships and restricted cash 2,005 1,435
Investments 14,869 14,500
Accounts receivable, net 1,776 1,691
Inventories, net 1,937 1,879
Property, plant and equipment, net 9,201 8,955
Goodwill 2,048 2,000
Intangible assets, net 1,133 1,088
Other assets 1,404 1,320
Total Assets $ 37,241 $ 35,780
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
Accounts payable $ 1,427 $ 1,387
Accrued expenses and other liabilities 2,713 2,235
Deferred tax liability 1,338 1,255
Securities sold, not yet purchased, at fair value 958 337
Due to brokers 4,627 5,197
Post-employment benefit liability 1,355 1,391
Debt 12,088 11,588
Total liabilities 24,506 23,390
Equity:
Limited partners 5,553 5,672
General partner (231) (229)
Equity attributable to Icahn Enterprises 5,322 5,443
Equity attributable to non-controlling interests 7,413 6,947
Total equity 12,735 12,390
Total Liabilities and Equity $ 37,241 $ 35,780

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, December 31,
2015 2014
Market-valued Subsidiaries: (unaudited)
Holding Company interest in Funds (1) $ 4,470 $ 4,284
CVR Energy (2) 3,030 2,756
CVR Refining - direct holding (2) 124 101
Federal-Mogul (2) 1,845 1,949
American Railcar Industries (2) 590 611
Total market-valued subsidiaries $ 10,059 $ 9,701
Other Subsidiaries:
Tropicana (3) $ 560 $ 497
Viskase (3) 210 246
Real Estate Holdings (1) 720 693
PSC Metals (1) 234 250
WestPoint Home (1) 179 180
ARL (4) 977 944
Total - other subsidiaries $ 2,880 $ 2,810
Add: Holding Company cash and cash equivalents (5) 826 1,123
Less: Holding Company debt (5) (5,488) (5,486)
Add: Other Holding Company net assets (6) 42 237
Indicative Net Asset Value $ 8,319 $ 8,385

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, express 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 and the number of shares owned by the Holding Company as of each respective date.

(3) Amounts based on market comparables due to lack of material trading volume. Tropicana valued at 8.0x Adjusted EBITDA for the twelve months ended March 31, 2015 and 7.5x Adjusted EBITDA for the twelve months ended December 31, 2014. Viskase valued at 9.0x Adjusted EBITDA for the twelve months ended March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014.

(4) ARL value assumes the present value of projected cash flows from leased railcars plus working capital.

(5) Holding Company's balance as of each respective date.

(6) Represents Holding Company net assets as of each respective date.

($ in millions) Three Months Ended March 31,
2015 2014
Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA: (Unaudited)
Net income (loss) $ 422 $ 77
Interest expense, net 266 166
Income tax expense 49 103
Depreciation and amortization 204 187
Consolidated EBITDA $ 941 $ 533
Impairment of assets 1 1
Restructuring costs 12 8
Non-Service cost US based pensions 2 (2)
FIFO impact unfavorable (favorable) 25 (22)
Unrealized loss/(gain) on certain derivatives 45 (88)
Certain share-based compensation expense 3 7
Net loss on extinguishment of debt 2 126
Other (1) (37)
Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA $ 1,030 $ 526
IEP Adjusted EBITDA:
Net income (loss) attributable to IEP $ 161 $ (29)
Interest expense, net 181 133
Income tax expense 35 83
Depreciation and amortization 147 138
EBITDA attributable to IEP $ 524 $ 325
Impairment of assets 1 1
Restructuring costs 10 6
Non-Service cost US based pensions 2 (2)
FIFO impact unfavorable (favorable) 14 (14)
Unrealized loss/(gain) on certain derivatives 26 (55)
Certain share-based compensation expense 2 4
Net loss on extinguishment of debt 1 121
Other (5) (27)
Adjusted EBITDA attributable to IEP $ 575 $ 359
($ in millions) Three Months Ended March 31,
2015 2014
Consolidated Adjusted EBIT: (Unaudited)
Net income (loss) $ 422 $ 77
Interest expense, net 266 166
Income tax expense 49 103
Consolidated EBIT $ 737 $ 346
Impairment of assets 1 1
Restructuring costs 12 8
Non-Service cost US based pensions 2 (2)
FIFO impact unfavorable (favorable) 25 (22)
Unrealized loss/(gain) on certain derivatives 45 (88)
Certain share-based compensation expense 3 7
Net loss on extinguishment of debt 2 126
Other (1) (37)
Consolidated Adjusted EBIT $ 826 $ 339
IEP Adjusted EBIT:
Net income (loss) attributable to IEP $ 161 $ (29)
Interest expense, net 181 133
Income tax expense 35 83
EBIT attributable to IEP $ 377 $ 187
Impairment of assets 1 1
Restructuring costs 10 6
Non-Service cost US based pensions 2 (2)
FIFO impact unfavorable (favorable) 14 (14)
Unrealized loss/(gain) on certain derivatives 26 (55)
Certain share-based compensation expense 2 4
Net loss on extinguishment of debt 1 121
Other (5) (27)
Adjusted EBIT attributable to IEP $ 428 $ 221
($ in millions, except per unit amounts) Three Months Ended March 31,
2015 2014
(Unaudited)
Adjusted Diluted Income per LP Unit:
Net income (loss) attributable to Icahn Enterprises $ 161 $ (29)
Loss on extinguishment of debt attributable to Icahn Enterprises 1 121
Adjusted net (loss) income attributable to Icahn Enterprises 162 92
Diluted income (loss) per LP unit $ 1.27 $ (0.24)
Loss on extinguishment of debt attributable to Icahn Enterprises 0.01 1.01
Adjusted diluted income per LP unit $ 1.28 $ 0.77

CONTACT: Investor Contacts: SungHwan Cho, Chief Financial Officer Peter Reck, Chief Accounting Officer (212) 702-4300Source:Icahn Enterprises L.P.