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MTX Minerals

Filed: 30 Jul 21, 3:44pm
UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

FORM 10-Q
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the quarterly period ended July 4, 2021

or

TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

Commission File Number 1-11430
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MINERALS TECHNOLOGIES INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware 25-1190717
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization) (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

622 Third Avenue, New York, New York 10017-6707
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

(212) 878-1800
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each classTrading SymbolName of exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.10 par valueMTXNew York Stock Exchange LLC

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Yes 
 
No

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Yes 
 
No

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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).

Yes
 
No

As of July 20, 2021, there were 33,593,165 shares of common stock, par value of $0.10 per share, of the registrant outstanding.


MINERALS TECHNOLOGIES INC.
INDEX TO FORM 10-Q

Page No.
PART I.   FINANCIAL INFORMATION 
  
Item 1.Financial Statements: 
   
 
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income for the three-month and six-month periods ended July 4, 2021 and June 28, 2020 (Unaudited)
3
   
 
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income for the three-month and six-month periods ended July 4, 2021 and June 28, 2020 (Unaudited)
4
   
 
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of July 4, 2021 (Unaudited) and December 31, 2020
5
   
 
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the six-month periods ended July 4, 2021 and June 28, 2020 (Unaudited)
6
   
 
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Changes in Shareholders' Equity for the three-month and six-month periods ended July 4, 2021 and June 28, 2020 (Unaudited)
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 8
   
 19
   
Item 2.20
   
Item 3.33
   
Item 4.33
   
PART II.   OTHER INFORMATION 
   
Item 1.33
   
Item 1A.34
   
Item 2.34
   
Item 3.34
   
Item 4.34
   
Item 5.34
   
Item 6.35
   
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PART 1. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

ITEM 1.  Financial Statements

MINERALS TECHNOLOGIES INC. AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(Unaudited)

 Three Months Ended  Six Months Ended 
(millions of dollars, except per share data) 
Jul. 4,
2021
  
Jun. 28,
2020
  
Jul. 4,
2021
  
Jun. 28,
2020
 
             
Net sales $455.6  $357.2  $908.2  $774.7 
Cost of goods sold  340.2   268.3   681.0   579.0 
Production margin  115.4   88.9   227.2   195.7 
                 
Marketing and administrative expenses  46.4   41.8   94.4   85.2 
Research and development expenses  4.9   5.1   9.9   10.2 
Acquisition-related expenses  0.4   0   0.4   0 
Litigation expenses  0   8.3   0   8.9 
Restructuring and other items, net  0   6.5   0   6.5 
                 
Income from operations  63.7   27.2   122.5   84.9 
                 
Interest expense, net  (9.1)  (8.1)  (19.0)  (17.4)
Non-cash pension settlement charge  (2.2)  (4.3)  (2.2)  (4.3)
Other non-operating income (deductions), net  (0.1)  (0.2)  0.4   0.4 
Total non-operating deductions, net  (11.4)  (12.6)  (20.8)  (21.3)
                 
Income from operations before tax and equity in earnings  52.3   14.6   101.7   63.6 
Provision for taxes on income  9.8   0.9   18.7   10.6 
Equity in earnings of affiliates, net of tax  0.5   1.2   1.0   1.5 
                 
Consolidated net income  43.0   14.9   84.0   54.5 
Less:                
Net income attributable to non-controlling interests  1.1   0.5   2.2   1.5 
Net income attributable to Minerals Technologies Inc. $41.9  $14.4  $81.8  $53.0 
                 
Earnings per share:                
                 
Basic:                
Income from operations attributable to Minerals Technologies Inc. $1.24  $0.42  $2.42  $1.55 
                 
Diluted:                
Income from operations attributable to Minerals Technologies Inc. $1.23  $0.42  $2.41  $1.55 
                 
Cash dividends declared per common share $0.05  $0.05  $0.10  $0.10 
                 
Shares used in computation of earnings per share:                
Basic  33.7   34.1   33.8   34.2 
Diluted  34.1   34.1   34.0   34.3 

See accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

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MINERALS TECHNOLOGIES INC. AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(Unaudited)

 Three Months Ended  Six Months Ended 
(millions of dollars) 
Jul. 4,
2021
  
Jun. 28,
2020
  
Jul. 4,
2021
  
Jun. 28,
2020
 
             
Consolidated net income $43.0  $14.9  $84.0  $54.5 
Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax:                
Foreign currency translation adjustments  2.0   7.9   (26.9)  (35.2)
Pension and postretirement plan adjustments  4.3   5.3   6.8   7.4 
Unrealized gains (losses) on derivative instruments  (1.0)  (0.8)  3.9   1.0 
Total other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax  5.3   12.4   (16.2)  (26.8)
Total comprehensive income including non-controlling interests  48.3   27.3   67.8   27.7 
Comprehensive income attributable to non-controlling interests  (1.3)  (1.5)  (1.9)  (1.2)
Comprehensive income attributable to Minerals Technologies Inc. $47.0  $25.8  $65.9  $26.5 

See accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

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MINERALS TECHNOLOGIES INC. AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS


(millions of dollars) 
Jul. 4,
2021*
  
Dec. 31,
2020 **
 
ASSETS      
       
Current assets:      
Cash and cash equivalents $403.6  $367.7 
Short-term investments  5.3   4.1 
Accounts receivable, net  368.5   369.0 
Inventories  261.9   248.2 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets  46.2   44.6 
Total current assets  1,085.5   1,033.6 
         
Property, plant and equipment  2,283.3   2,276.9 
Less accumulated depreciation and depletion  (1,249.6)  (1,237.3)
Property, plant and equipment, net  1,033.7   1,039.6 
Goodwill  806.4   808.5 
Intangible assets  190.4   195.8 
Deferred income taxes  23.8   25.3 
Other assets and deferred charges  113.5   106.6 
Total assets $3,253.3  $3,209.4 
         
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY        
         
Current liabilities:        
Short-term debt $0.5  $0 
Current maturities of long-term debt  0.9   1.0 
Accounts payable  177.7   148.3 
Other current liabilities  114.8   146.5 
Total current liabilities  293.9   295.8 
         
Long-term debt, net of unamortized discount and deferred financing costs  934.4   933.2 
Deferred income taxes  167.1   163.7 
Accrued pension and post-retirement benefits  172.4   179.0 
Other non-current liabilities  146.6   139.0 
Total liabilities  1,714.4   1,710.7 
         
Shareholders' equity:        
Common stock  4.9   4.9 
Additional paid-in capital  466.7   453.3 
Retained earnings  2,089.7   2,011.3 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss  (324.3)  (308.3)
Less common stock held in treasury  (737.3)  (700.4)
         
Total Minerals Technologies Inc. shareholders' equity  1,499.7   1,460.8 
Non-controlling interests  39.2   37.9 
Total shareholders' equity  1,538.9   1,498.7 
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $3,253.3  $3,209.4 

*Unaudited
**   Condensed from audited financial statements

See accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
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MINERALS TECHNOLOGIES INC. AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Unaudited)

 Six Months Ended 
(millions of dollars) 
Jul. 4,
2021
  
Jun. 28,
2020
 
       
Operating Activities:      
       
Consolidated net income $84.0  $54.5 
         
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:        
Depreciation, depletion and amortization  47.3   46.3 
Non-cash pension settlement charge  2.2   4.3 
Reduction of right of use asset  6.2   6.2 
Asset impairment charges  0   6.0 
Other non-cash items  7.1   1.3 
Pension plan funding  (4.2)  (4.3)
Net changes in operating assets and liabilities  (24.6)  (20.2)
Net cash provided by operating activities  118.0   94.1 
         
Investing Activities:        
         
Purchases of property, plant and equipment, net  (39.8)  (31.6)
Proceeds from sale of assets  0.3   0 
Proceeds from sale of short-term investments  3.7   0.7 
Purchases of short-term investments  (5.1)  (5.5)
Other investing activities  0.8   0 
Net cash used in investing activities  (40.1)  (36.4)
         
Financing Activities:        
         
Repayment of long-term debt  (0.8)  (31.3)
Proceeds from issuance of short-term debt  0.5   0 
Repayment of short-term debt  0   (0.9)
Purchase of common stock for treasury  (36.9)  (22.6)
Proceeds from issuance of stock under option plan  10.4   0.7 
Excess tax benefits related to stock incentive programs  (2.8)  (2.1)
Dividends paid to non-controlling interests  (0.6)  (0.5)
Capital contribution from non-controlling interests  0   1.7 
Cash dividends paid  (3.4)  (3.4)
Net cash used in financing activities  (33.6)  (58.4)
         
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents  (8.4)  (8.1)
         
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents  35.9   (8.8)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period  367.7   241.6 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $403.6  $232.8 
         
Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:        
Interest paid $28.1  $16.9 
Income taxes paid $23.6  $14.6 
         
Non-cash financing activities:        
Treasury stock purchases settled after period end $0.7  $0 

See accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

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MINERALS TECHNOLOGIES INC. AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
(Unaudited)

 Equity Attributable to Minerals Technologies Inc.       
(millions of dollars) 
Common
Stock
  
Additional
Paid-in
Capital
  
Retained
Earnings
  
Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Income (Loss)
  
Treasury
Stock
  
Non-controlling
Interests
  Total 
Balance as of December 31, 2020 $4.9  $453.3  $2,011.3  $(308.3) $(700.4) $37.9  $1,498.7 
                             
Net income  0   0   39.9   0   0   1.1   41.0 
Other comprehensive loss  0   0   0   (21.0)  0   (0.5)  (21.5)
Dividends declared  0   0   (1.7)  0   0   0   (1.7)
Dividends paid to non-controlling interests  0   0   0   0   0   (0.1)  (0.1)
Issuance of shares pursuant to employee stock compensation plans  0   5.8   0   0   0   0   5.8 
Purchase of common stock for treasury  0   0   0   0   (20.0)  0   (20.0)
Stock-based compensation  0   2.8   0   0   0   0   2.8 
Conversion of RSU's for tax withholding  0   (2.6)  0   0   0   0   (2.6)
Balance as of April 4, 2021 $4.9  $459.3  $2,049.5  $(329.3) $(720.4) $38.4  $1,502.4 
                             
Net income  0   0   41.9   0   0   1.1   43.0 
Other comprehensive income  0   0   0   5.0   0   0.3   5.3 
Dividends declared  0   0   (1.7)  0   0   0   (1.7)
Dividends paid to non-controlling interests  0   0   0   0   0   (0.6)  (0.6)
Issuance of shares pursuant to employee stock compensation plans  0   4.6   0   0   0   0   4.6 
Purchase of common stock for treasury  0   0   0   0   (16.9)  0   (16.9)
Stock-based compensation  0   2.8   0   0   0   0   2.8 
Balance as of July 4, 2021 $4.9  $466.7  $2,089.7  $(324.3) $(737.3) $39.2  $1,538.9 



 Equity Attributable to Minerals Technologies Inc.       
(millions of dollars) 
Common
Stock
  
Additional
Paid-in
Capital
  
Retained
Earnings
  
Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Income (Loss)
  
Treasury
Stock
  
Non-controlling
Interests
  Total 
Balance as of December 31, 2019 $4.9  $442.2  $1,905.7  $(290.4) $(659.7) $31.9  $1,434.6 
                             
Net income  0   0   38.6   0   0   1.0   39.6 
Other comprehensive loss  0   0   0   (37.8)  0   (1.4)  (39.2)
Dividends declared  0   0   (1.7)  0   0   0   (1.7)
Capital contribution from non-controlling interests  0   0   0   0   0   0.7   0.7 
Issuance of shares pursuant to employee stock compensation plans  0   0.5   0   0   0   0   0.5 
Purchase of common stock for treasury  0   0   0   0   (22.6)  0   (22.6)
Stock-based compensation  0   0.1   0   0   0   0   0.1 
Balance as of March 29, 2020 $4.9  $442.8  $1,942.6  $(328.2) $(682.3) $32.2  $1,412.0 
                             
Net income  0   0   14.4   0   0   0.5   14.9 
Other comprehensive loss  0   0   0   11.3   0   1.1   12.4 
Dividends declared  0   0   (1.7)  0   0   0   (1.7)
Dividends paid to non-controlling interests  0   0   0   0   0   (0.5)  (0.5)
Capital contribution from non-controlling interests  0   0   0   0   0   1.0   1.0 
Issuance of shares pursuant to employee stock compensation plans  0   0.2   0   0   0   0   0.2 
Stock-based compensation  0   2.5   0   0   0   0   2.5 
Balance as of June 28, 2020 $4.9  $445.5  $1,955.3  $(316.9) $(682.3) $34.3  $1,440.8 

See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

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MINERALS TECHNOLOGIES INC. AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)

Note 1.  Basis of Presentation and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies


The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared by management of Minerals Technologies Inc. (the “Company”, “MTI”, “we”, or “us”) in accordance with the rules and regulations of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. Accordingly, certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles have been condensed or omitted. Therefore, these financial statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto contained in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020. In the opinion of management, all adjustments, consisting solely of normal recurring adjustments necessary for a fair presentation of the financial information for the periods indicated, have been included. The results for the three-month and six-month periods ended July 4, 2021 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the year ending December 31, 2021.

Company Operations


The Company is a resource- and technology-based company that develops, produces and markets worldwide a broad range of specialty mineral, mineral-based and synthetic mineral products and supporting systems and services.


In the first quarter of 2021, the Company reorganized the management structure for its Performance Materials and Energy Services operating segments into one operating segment, in order to support the Company's key growth initiatives, more closely align complementary technologies, processes and capabilities and better reflect the way performance is evaluated and resources are allocated.


The Company now has 3 reportable segments: Performance Materials, Specialty Minerals and Refractories.

The Performance Materials segment is a leading global supplier of bentonite and bentonite-related products and leonardite. This segment also provides products for non-residential construction, environmental and infrastructure projects worldwide, serving customers engaged in a broad range of construction and remediation projects as well as offers a range of patented and unpatented technologies, products and services to the upstream and downstream oil and gas sector throughout the world.

The Specialty Minerals segment produces and sells the synthetic mineral product precipitated calcium carbonate (“PCC”) and processed mineral product quicklime (“lime”), and mines mineral ores then processes and sells natural mineral products, primarily limestone and talc.

The Refractories segment produces and markets monolithic and shaped refractory materials and specialty products, services and application and measurement equipment, and calcium metal and metallurgical wire products.


Use of Estimates


The Company employs accounting policies that are in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles and require management to make estimates and assumptions relating to the reporting of assets and liabilities and the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the consolidated financial statements and the reported amounts of revenue and expenses during the reported period. Significant estimates include those related to revenue recognition, valuation of long-lived assets, goodwill and other intangible assets, income taxes, including valuation allowances, and pension plan assumptions. Actual results could differ from those estimates.


Recently Adopted Accounting Standards

Simplifying the Accounting for Income Taxes


In December 2019, the FASB issued ASU 2019-12, "Simplifying the Accounting for Income Taxes", to simplify the accounting for income taxes and improve consistent application by clarifying or amending existing guidance. The Company adopted this guidance on January 1, 2021.  Adoption of this standard did not have a material impact on the Company's consolidated financial statements.
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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)

Investments - Equity Securities, Investments - Equity Method and Joint Ventures, and Derivatives and Hedging


In January 2020, the FASB issued ASU 2020-01, "Investments - Equity Securities, Investments - Equity Method and Joint Ventures, and Derivatives and Hedging", which addresses the accounting for the transition into and out of the equity method and measuring certain purchased options and forward contracts to acquire investments.  The Company adopted this guidance on January 1, 2021.  Adoption of this standard did not have a material impact on the Company's consolidated financial statements.


Recently Issued Accounting Standards


Changes to accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (U.S. GAAP) are established by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) in the form of accounting standards updates (ASUs) to the FASB’s Accounting Standards Codification. The Company considers the applicability and impact of all ASUs.  All recently issued ASUs were assessed and determined to be either not applicable or are expected to have minimal impact on our consolidated financial position and results of operations.


Note 2.  Revenue from Contracts with Customers


On a regular basis, the Company reviews its segments and the approach used by the chief operating decision maker to assess performance and allocate resources. Accordingly, in the first quarter of 2021, the Company reorganized the management structure for its Energy Services and Performance Materials operating segments to support MTI's key growth initiatives, more closely align complementary technologies, processes and capabilities, and better reflect the way performance is evaluated and resources are allocated.  As a result, Energy Services, was combined into the Environmental Products product line within the Performance Materials operating segment.  Restated financial results, by product line, of this operating segment for each quarter of 2020 to conform to the current management structure are presented in Note 14.


The following table disaggregates our revenue by major source (product line) for the three and six-month periods ended July 4, 2021 and June 28, 2020:

(millions of dollars) Three Months Ended  Six Months Ended 
Net Sales 
Jul. 4,
2021
  
Jun. 28,
2020
  
Jul. 4,
2021
  
Jun. 28,
2020
 
             
Metalcasting $80.5  $52.8  $162.2  $114.5 
Household, Personal Care & Specialty Products  102.6   87.9   212.0   184.1 
Environmental Products  39.9   37.6   65.9   74.3 
Building Materials  15.4   13.2   29.2   30.0 
Performance Materials  238.4   191.5   469.3   402.9 
                 
Paper PCC  85.8   65.5   175.4   150.6 
Specialty PCC  18.5   14.9   38.9   32.4 
Ground Calcium Carbonate  25.5   20.6   49.5   43.2 
Talc  12.9   8.8   26.7   20.7 
Specialty Minerals  142.7   109.8   290.5   246.9 
                 
Refractory Products  58.0   47.1   116.8   102.9 
Metallurgical Products  16.5   8.8   31.6   22.0 
Refractories  74.5   55.9   148.4   124.9 
                 
Total $455.6  $357.2  $908.2  $774.7 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)

Note 3.  Earnings per Share (EPS)


Basic earnings per share are based upon the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the period. Diluted earnings per share are based upon the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the period assuming the issuance of common shares for all potentially dilutive common shares outstanding.


The following table sets forth the computation of basic and diluted earnings per share:

 Three Months Ended  Six Months Ended 
(in millions, except per share data) 
Jul. 4,
2021
  
Jun. 28,
2020
  
Jul. 4,
2021
  
Jun. 28,
2020
 
             
Net income attributable to Minerals Technologies Inc. $41.9  $14.4  $81.8  $53.0 
                 
Weighted average shares outstanding  33.7   34.1   33.8   34.2 
Dilutive effect of stock options and stock units  0.4   0   0.2   0.1 
Weighted average shares outstanding, adjusted  34.1   34.1   34.0   34.3 
                 
Basic earnings per share attributable to Minerals Technologies Inc. $1.24  $0.42  $2.42  $1.55 
                 
Diluted earnings per share attributable to Minerals Technologies Inc. $1.23  $0.42  $2.41  $1.55 


Of the options outstanding of 1,415,684 and 1,448,699 for the three-month and six-month periods ended July 4, 2021 and June 28, 2020, respectively, options to purchase 253,895 shares and 1,448,699 shares of common stock for the three-month and six-month periods ending July 4, 2021 and June 28, 2020, respectively, were not included in the computation of diluted earnings per share because they were anti-dilutive, as the exercise prices of the options were greater than the average market price of the common shares.


Note 4.  Restructuring and Other Items, net


At July 4, 2021, the Company had $2.8 million included within accrued liabilities in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet for cash expenditures needed to satisfy remaining obligations under workforce reduction initiatives. The Company expects to pay these amounts by the end of 2021.


The following table is a reconciliation of our restructuring liability balance as of July 4, 2021:

(millions of dollars)   
Restructuring liability, December 31, 2020 $3.6 
Additional provision  0 
Cash payments  (0.8)
Restructuring liability, July 4, 2021
 $2.8 


In June 2020, Verso Papers announced they would be idling 2 of their paper mills indefinitely.  As a result, the Company recorded a non-cash write-down of assets charge of $6.0 million and $0.3 million in severance related costs for its Paper PCC satellite facilities at these mills.  The Company also recorded $0.2 million in lease termination costs at 1 of the closed mills.


Note 5.  Income Taxes


Provision for taxes was $9.8 million and $18.7 million during the three-month and six-month periods ended July 4, 2021, respectively.  Provision for taxes was $0.9  million and $10.6 million for the three-month and six-month periods ended June 28, 2020. The effective tax rate was 18.7% for the three months ended July 4, 2021 as compared with 6.2% for the three months ended June 28, 2020. The effective tax rate was 18.4% for the six months ended July 4, 2021 as compared with16.7% for the six months ended June 28, 2020. The higher tax rate was primarily due to lower earnings in the prior year and the mix of earnings.


As of July 4, 2021, the Company had approximately $7.0 million of total unrecognized income tax benefits. Included in this amount were a total of $4.5 million of unrecognized income tax benefits that, if recognized, would affect the Company’s effective tax rate.  While it is expected that the amount of unrecognized tax benefits will change in the next 12 months, the Company does not expect the change to have a significant impact on the results of operations or the financial position of the Company.

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)

The Company’s accounting policy is to recognize interest and penalties accrued relating to unrecognized income tax benefits as part of its provision for income taxes.  The Company had a net increase of approximately $0.1 million during the three-month period ended July 4, 2021 and 0 change during the six-month period ended July 4, 2021 and an accrued balance of $1.9 million of interest and penalties as of July 4, 2021.


The Company operates in multiple taxing jurisdictions, both within and outside the U.S.  In certain situations, a taxing authority may challenge positions that the Company has adopted in its income tax filings.  The Company, with a few exceptions (none of which are material), is no longer subject to income tax examinations by tax authorities for years prior to 2010.



Note 6.  Inventories


The following is a summary of inventories by major category:

(millions of dollars) 
Jul. 4,
2021
  
Dec. 31,
2020
 
       
Raw materials $113.5  $107.1 
Work-in-process  9.4   9.0 
Finished goods  92.0   85.6 
Packaging and supplies  47.0   46.5 
Total inventories $261.9  $248.2 

Note 7.  Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets


Goodwill and other intangible assets with indefinite lives are not amortized, but instead are assessed for impairment, at least annually.  The carrying amount of goodwill was $806.4 million and $808.5 million as of July 4, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively.  The change in goodwill from December 31, 2020 to July 4, 2021 is attributable to the effects of foreign exchange.

Intangible assets subject to amortization as of July 4, 2021 and December 31, 2020 were as follows:

    July 4, 2021  December 31, 2020 
(millions of dollars) 
Weighted Average
Useful Life
(Years)
  
Gross
Carrying
Amount
  
Accumulated
Amortization
  
Gross
Carrying
Amount
  
Accumulated
Amortization
 
                
Tradenames  35  $203.9  $41.6  $203.9  $38.6 
Technology  13   18.8   10.4   18.8   9.6 
Patents and trademarks  19   6.4   6.2   6.4   6.1 
Customer relationships  22   26.1   6.6   26.9   5.9 
   32  $255.2  $64.8  $256.0  $60.2 


The weighted average amortization period for acquired intangible assets subject to amortization is approximately 32 years.  Estimated amortization expense is $4.8 million for the remainder of 2021, $36.1 million for 2022–2025 and $149.5 million thereafter.


Note 8.  Derivative Financial Instruments


As a multinational corporation with operations throughout the world, the Company is exposed to certain market risks.  The Company uses a variety of practices to manage these market risks, including, when considered appropriate, derivative financial instruments.  The Company's objective is to offset gains and losses resulting from interest rates and foreign currency exposures with gains and losses on the derivative contracts used to hedge them.  The Company uses derivative financial instruments only for risk management and not for trading or speculative purposes.

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)

By using derivative financial instruments to hedge exposures to changes in interest rates and foreign currencies, the Company exposes itself to credit risk and market risk. Credit risk is the risk that the counterparty will fail to perform under the terms of the derivative contract.  When the fair value of a derivative contract is positive, the counterparty owes the Company, which creates credit risk for the Company.  When the fair value of a derivative contract is negative, the Company owes the counterparty, and therefore, it does not face any credit risk.  The Company minimizes the credit risk in derivative instruments by entering into transactions with major financial institutions.


Market risk is the adverse effect on the value of a financial instrument that results from a change in interest rates, currency exchange rates, or commodity prices.  The market risk associated with interest rate and forward exchange contracts is managed by establishing and monitoring parameters that limit the types and degree of market risk that may be undertaken.

Cash Flow Hedges


For derivative instruments that are designated and qualify as cash flow hedges, the Company records the effective portion of the gain or loss in accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) as a separate component of shareholders' equity.  The Company subsequently reclassifies the effective portion of gain or loss into earnings in the period during which the hedged transaction is recognized in earnings.


The Company utilizes interest rate swaps to limit exposure to market fluctuations on floating-rate debt.  In the second quarter of 2018, the Company entered into a floating to fixed interest rate swap for a notional amount of $150 million.  The fair value of this swap is a liability of $6.0 million at July 4, 2021 and is recorded in other non-current liabilities on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet.  This interest rate swap is designated as a cash flow hedge.  As a result, the gains and losses associated with this interest rate swap is recorded in accumulated other comprehensive income (loss).


Net Investment Hedges


For derivative instruments that are designated and qualify as net investment hedges, the Company records the effective portion of the gain or loss in accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) as a separate component of shareholders' equity.


To protect the value of our investments in our foreign operations against adverse changes in foreign currency exchange rates, the Company from time to time hedges a portion of our net investment in 1 or more of our foreign subsidiaries.  During the second quarter of 2018, the Company entered into a cross currency rate swap with a total notional value of $150 million to exchange monthly fixed-rate interest payments in U.S. dollars for monthly fixed-rate interest rate payments in Euros.  This contract matures in May 2023 and requires the exchange of Euros and U.S. dollar principal payments upon maturity.  The fair value of this swap is an asset of $4.0 million at July 4, 2021 and is recorded in other assets and deferred charges on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet. Changes in the fair value of this financial instrument are recognized in accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) to offset the change in the carrying amount of the net investment being hedged. Amounts are reclassified out of accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) into earnings when the hedged net investment is either sold or substantially liquidated.


Assets and liabilities measured at fair value are based on one or more of three valuation techniques. The three valuation techniques are as follows:

Market approach - prices and other relevant information generated by market transactions involving identical or comparable assets or liabilities.
Cost approach - amount that would be required to replace the service capacity of an asset or replacement cost.
Income approach - techniques to convert future amounts to a single present amount based on market expectations, including present value techniques, option-pricing and other models.


The Company primarily applies the income approach for interest rate derivatives for recurring fair value measurements and attempts to utilize valuation techniques that maximize the use of observable inputs and minimize the use of unobservable inputs.


The fair value of our interest rate and cross currency rate swap contracts are determined based on inputs that are readily available in public markets or can be derived from information available in publicly quoted markets and are categorized as Level 2.

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)

Note 9.  Long-Term Debt and Commitments


The following is a summary of long-term debt:

(millions of dollars)
 
Jul. 4,
2021
  
December 31,
2020
 
       
Term Loan Facility-Variable Tranche due February 14, 2024, net of unamortized discount and deferred financing costs of $10.6 million and $12.4 million
 $537.4  $535.6 
Senior Notes due 2028, net of unamortized deferred financing costs of  $5.8 million and $6.1 million
  394.2   393.9 
Netherlands Term Loan due 2022
  0.3   0.6 
Japan Loan Facilities  3.4   4.1 
Total  935.3   934.2 
Less: Current maturities  0.9   1.0 
Total long-term debt $934.4  $933.2 


On May 9, 2014, in connection with the acquisition of AMCOL International Corporation (“AMCOL”), the Company entered into a credit agreement providing for a $1.560 billion senior secured term loan facility (the “Term Facility”) and a $200 million senior secured revolving credit facility.


On June 23, 2015, the Company entered into an amendment (the “First Amendment”) to the credit agreement to reprice the $1.378 billion then outstanding on the Term Facility.  As amended, the Term Facility had a $1.078 billion floating rate tranche and a $300 million fixed rate tranche.  On February 14, 2017, the Company entered into an amendment (the “Second Amendment”) to the credit agreement to reprice the $788 million floating rate tranche then outstanding, which extended the maturity and lowered the interest costs by 75 basis points.  On April 18, 2018, the Company entered into an amendment (the “Third Amendment”) to the credit agreement to refinance its then existing senior secured revolving credit facility. In connection with the Third Amendment, the existing senior secured revolving credit facility was replaced with a new revolving credit facility with $300 million of aggregate commitments (the “Revolving Credit Facility” and, together with the Term Facility, the “Senior Secured Credit Facilities”).  Following the amendments, the loans outstanding under the floating rate tranche of the Term Facility are scheduled to mature on February 14, 2024, and the loans outstanding (if any) and commitments under the Revolving Facility will mature and terminate, as the case may be, on April 18, 2023. Loans under the fixed rate tranche of the Term Facility were repaid in full in June 2020. Loans under the floating rate tranche of the Term Facility bear interest at a rate equal to an adjusted LIBOR rate (subject to a floor of 0.75%) plus an applicable margin equal to 2.25% per annum.  Loans under the Revolving Facility bear interest at a rate equal to an adjusted LIBOR rate plus an applicable margin equal to 1.625% per annum.  Such rates are subject to decrease by up to 25 basis points in the event that, and for so long as, the Company’s net leverage ratio (as defined in the credit agreement) is less than certain thresholds. The variable rate tranche has a 1% required amortization per year. The Company will pay certain fees under the credit agreement, including customary annual administration fees.  The obligations of the Company under the Senior Secured Credit Facilities are unconditionally guaranteed jointly and severally by, subject to certain exceptions, all material domestic subsidiaries of the Company (the “Guarantors”) and secured, subject to certain exceptions, by a security interest in substantially all of the assets of the Company and the Guarantors.


The credit agreement contains certain customary affirmative and negative covenants that limit or restrict the ability of the Company and its restricted subsidiaries to enter into certain transactions or take certain actions. In addition, the credit agreement contains a financial covenant that requires the Company, if on the last day of any fiscal quarter loans or letters of credit were outstanding under the Revolving Facility (excluding up to $25 million of letters of credit), to maintain a maximum net leverage ratio (as defined in the credit agreement) of  3.50 to 1.00 for the 4 fiscal quarters preceding such day. As of July 4, 2021, there were 0 outstanding loans and $8.9 million in letters of credit outstanding under the Revolving Facility.  The Company is in compliance with all the covenants associated with the Revolving Facility throughout the period covered by this report.


On June 30, 2020, the Company issued $400 million aggregate principal amount of 5.0% Senior Notes due 2028 (the "Notes").  The Notes were issued pursuant to an indenture, dated as of June 30, 2020, between the Company and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as trustee.  The Company used the net proceeds of its offering of the Notes to repay all of its outstanding loans under the fixed rate tranche of the Term Facility, repay all of its outstanding borrowings under its Revolving Credit Facility, and the remainder for general corporate purposes.

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)

The Notes bear an interest rate of 5.0% per annum payable semi-annually on January 1 and July 1 of each year, beginning on January 1, 2021.  The Notes are unconditionally guaranteed on a senior unsecured basis by each of the Company's existing and future wholly owned domestic restricted subsidiaries that is a borrower under or that guarantees the Company's obligations under its Senior Secured Credit Facilities or that guarantees the Company's or any of the Company's wholly owned domestic subsidiaries’ long-term indebtedness in an aggregate amount in excess of $50 million.


At any time and from time to time prior to July 1, 2023, the Company may redeem some or all of the Notes for cash at a redemption price equal to 100% of their principal amount, plus the “make-whole” premium described in the Indenture and accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to, but excluding, the applicable redemption date. Beginning on July 1, 2023, the Company may redeem some or all of the Notes at any time and from time to time at the applicable redemption prices listed in the Indenture, plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to, but excluding, the applicable redemption date. In addition, at any time and from time to time prior to July 1, 2023, the Company may redeem up to 40% of the aggregate principal amount of the Notes with funds from 1 or more equity offerings at a redemption price equal to 105% of the principal amount thereof, plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to, but excluding, the applicable redemption date.


If the Company experiences a change of control (as defined in the indenture), the Company is required to offer to repurchase the Notes at 101% of the principal amount of such Notes, plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to, but excluding, the date of repurchase.


The indenture contains certain customary affirmative and negative covenants that limit or restrict the ability of the Company and its restricted subsidiaries to enter into certain transactions or take certain actions, as well as customary events of default.


As part of the Sivomatic acquisition, the Company assumed $10.7 million in long-term debt, recorded at fair value, consisting of 2 term loans, 1 of which matured in the third quarter of 2020 and the other of which matures in 2022.  This loan carries an interest rate of Euribor plus 2.0% and has quarterly repayments.  During the first six months of 2021, the Company repaid $0.3 million on this loan.


The Company has a committed loan facility in Japan.  As of July 4, 2021, $3.4 million was outstanding under this loan facility.  Principal will be repaid in accordance with the payment schedule ending in 2026.  The Company repaid $0.5 million on this facility during the first six months of 2021.


As of July 4, 2021, the Company had $25.3 million in uncommitted short-term bank credit lines, of which $0.5 million was in use.


Note 10.  Benefit Plans


The Company and its subsidiaries have pension plans covering eligible employees on a contributory or non-contributory basis. The Company also provides postretirement health care and life insurance benefits for eligible U.S. retired employees. Disclosures for the U.S. plans have been combined with those outside of the U.S. as the international plans do not have significantly different assumptions, and together represent less than 22% of our total benefit obligation.

Components of Net Periodic Benefit Cost

 Pension Benefits 
  Three Months Ended  Six Months Ended 
(millions of dollars) 
Jul. 4,
2021
  
Jun. 28,
2020
  
Jul. 4,
2021
  
Jun. 28,
2020
 
             
Service cost $2.0  $2.0  $4.0  $3.9 
Interest cost  2.0   2.9   4.0   5.9 
Expected return on plan assets  (5.4)  (5.2)  (10.8)  (10.4)
Amortization:                
Prior service cost  0.1   0.1   0.2   0.2 
Recognized net actuarial loss  3.6   2.8   7.0   5.6 
Settlement loss  2.2   4.3   2.2   4.3 
Net periodic benefit cost $4.5  $6.9  $6.6  $9.5 
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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)

 Other Benefits 
  Three Months Ended  Six Months Ended 
(millions of dollars) 
Jul. 4,
2021
  
Jun. 28,
2020
  
Jul. 4,
2021
  
Jun. 28,
2020
 
             
Service cost $0.1  $0  $0.1  $0.1 
Interest cost  0   0.1   0   0.1 
Amortization:                
Recognized net actuarial (gain) loss  (0.2)  (0.2)  (0.4)  (0.4)
Net periodic benefit cost $(0.1) $(0.1) $(0.3) $(0.2)


Amortization amounts of prior service costs and recognized net actuarial losses are recorded, net of tax, as increases to accumulated other comprehensive income.


The Company expects to contribute approximately $11.0 million to its pension plans and $0.3 million to its other postretirement benefit plans in 2021. As of July 4, 2021, $4.1 million has been contributed to the pension plans and approximately $0.1 million has been contributed to the other postretirement benefit plans.


Note 11.  Comprehensive Income


The following table summarizes the amounts reclassified out of accumulated other comprehensive loss attributable to the Company:

 Three Months Ended  Six Months Ended 
(millions of dollars) 
Jul. 4,
2021
  
Jun. 28,
2020
  
Jul. 4,
2021
  
Jun. 28,
2020
 
             
Amortization of pension items:            
Pre-tax amount $5.7  $7.0  $9.0  $9.7 
Tax  (1.4)  (1.7)  (2.2)  (2.3)
Net of tax $4.3  $5.3  $6.8  $7.4 


The pre-tax amounts in the table above are included within the components of net periodic pension benefit cost (see Note 10 to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements) and the tax amounts are included within the provision for taxes on income line within the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income.

The major components of accumulated other comprehensive loss, net of related tax, attributable to MTI are as follows:

(millions of dollars) 
Foreign Currency
Translation Adjustment
  
Unrecognized
Pension Costs
  
Net Gain (Loss)
on Derivative Instruments
  Total 
             
Balance as of December 31, 2020
 $(190.8) $(114.9) $(2.6) $(308.3)
                 
Other comprehensive income (loss) before reclassifications  (26.7)  0   3.9   (22.8)
Amounts reclassified from AOCI  0   6.8   0   6.8 
Net current period other comprehensive income (loss)  (26.7)  6.8   3.9   (16.0)
Balance as of July 4, 2021
 $(217.5) $(108.1) $1.3  $(324.3)

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)

Note 12.  Accounting for Asset Retirement Obligations


The Company records asset retirement obligations for situations in which the Company will be required to incur costs to retire tangible long-lived assets.  The fair value of the liability for an asset retirement obligation is recognized in the period in which it is incurred if a reasonable estimate of fair value can be made.


The Company also records liabilities related to land reclamation as a part of asset retirement obligations.  The Company mines various minerals using a surface mining process that requires the removal of overburden.  In certain areas and under various governmental regulations, the Company is obligated to restore the land comprising each mining site to its original condition at the completion of the mining activity.  The obligation is adjusted to reflect the passage of time, mining activities, and changes in estimated future cash outflows.


The asset retirement costs are capitalized as part of the carrying amount of the associated asset.  The current portion of the liability of approximately $0.6 million is included in other current liabilities and the long-term portion of the liability of approximately $23.6 million is included in other non-current liabilities in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet as of July 4, 2021.


Note 13.  Contingencies


The Company is party to a number of lawsuits arising in the normal course of our business. Certain of the Company’s subsidiaries are among numerous defendants in a number of cases seeking damages for exposure to silica or to asbestos containing materials. Most of these claims do not provide adequate information to assess their merits, the likelihood that the Company will be found liable, or the magnitude of such liability, if any.  We are unable to state an amount or range of amounts claimed in any of the lawsuits because state court pleading practices do not require identifying the amount of the claimed damage. The aggregate cost to the Company for the legal defense of these cases since inception continues to be insignificant. The majority of the costs of defense for these cases, excluding cases against our subsidiaries AMCOL International Corporation or American Colloid Company, which we acquired in 2014, are reimbursed by Pfizer Inc. pursuant to the terms of certain agreements entered into in connection with the Company’s initial public offering in 1992. The Company is entitled to indemnification, pursuant to agreement, for liabilities related to sales prior to the initial public offering. The Company has settled only 1 silica lawsuit, for a nominal amount, and 0 asbestos lawsuits to date (not including any that may have been settled by AMCOL or American Colloid prior to completion of the acquisition). At this time, management anticipates that the amount of the Company’s liability, if any, and the cost of defending such claims, will not have a material effect on its financial position or results of operations.

Note 14.  Segment and Related Information


On a regular basis, the Company reviews its segments and the approach used by the chief operating decision maker to assess performance and allocate resources. Accordingly, in the first quarter of 2021, the Company reorganized the management structure for its Energy Services and Performance Materials operating segments to support MTI's key growth initiatives, more closely align complementary technologies, processes and capabilities, and better reflect the way performance is evaluated and resources are allocated. As a result, Energy Services was combined into the Environmental Products product line within the Performance Materials operating segment. Presented below are the restated financial results, by product line, of this operating segment for each quarter of 2020 to conform to the current management structure.

 2020 Quarters    
(millions of dollars) First  Second  Third  Fourth  Full Year 2020 
                
Net Sales               
Metalcasting $61.7  $52.8  $66.3  $77.3  $258.1 
Household, Personal Care & Specialty Products  96.2   87.9   93.9   102.2   380.2 
Environmental Products  36.7   37.6   30.2   27.1   131.6 
Building Materials  16.8   13.2   13.5   12.4   55.9 
Performance Materials Segment  211.4   191.5   203.9   219.0   825.8 
                     
Income from operations                    
                     
Performance Materials Segment $27.3  $22.4  $28.2   30.9  $108.8 
% of Sales  12.9%  11.7%  13.8%  14.1%  13.2%

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)

The Company now has 3 reportable segments: Performance Materials, Specialty Minerals and Refractories.  See Note 1 to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements. Segment information for the three and six-month periods ended July 4, 2021 and June 28, 2020 is as follows:

 Three Months Ended  Six Months Ended 
(millions of dollars) 
Jul. 4,
2021
  
Jun. 28,
2020
  
Jul. 4,
2021
  
Jun. 28,
2020
 
             
Net Sales            
Performance Materials $238.4  $191.5  $469.3  $402.9 
Specialty Minerals  142.7   109.8   290.5   246.9 
Refractories  74.5   55.9   148.4   124.9 
Total $455.6  $357.2  $908.2  $774.7 
                 
Income from Operations                
Performance Materials $34.7  $22.4  $64.5  $49.7 
Specialty Minerals  20.0   9.0   41.1   29.3 
Refractories  11.7   5.9   23.7   17.1 
Total $66.4  $37.3  $129.3  $96.1 


A reconciliation of the totals reported for the operating segments to the applicable line items in the condensed consolidated financial statements is as follows:

 Three Months Ended  Six Months Ended 
(millions of dollars) 
Jul. 4,
2021
  
Jun. 28,
2020
  
Jul. 4,
2021
  
Jun. 28,
2020
 
             
Income from operations for reportable segments $66.4  $37.3  $129.3  $96.1 
Acquisition-related expenses  (0.4)  0   (0.4)  0 
Litigation expenses  0   (8.3)  0   (8.9)
Unallocated and other corporate expenses  (2.3)  (1.8)  (6.4)  (2.3)
Consolidated income from operations  63.7   27.2   122.5   84.9 
Non-operating deductions, net  (11.4)  (12.6)  (20.8)  (21.3)
Income from operations before tax and equity in earnings $52.3  $14.6  $101.7  $63.6 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)

The Company's sales by product category are as follows:

 Three Months Ended  Six Months Ended 
(millions of dollars) 
Jul. 4,
2021
  
Jun. 28,
2020
  
Jul. 4,
2021
  
Jun. 28,
2020
 
             
Metalcasting $80.5  $52.8  $162.2  $114.5 
Household, Personal Care & Specialty Products  102.6   87.9   212.0   184.1 
Environmental Products  39.9   37.6   65.9   74.3 
Building Materials  15.4   13.2   29.2   30.0 
Paper PCC  85.8   65.5   175.4   150.6 
Specialty PCC  18.5   14.9   38.9   32.4 
Ground Calcium Carbonate  25.5   20.6   49.5   43.2 
Talc  12.9   8.8   26.7   20.7 
Refractory Products  58.0   47.1   116.8   102.9 
Metallurgical Products  16.5   8.8   31.6   22.0 
Total $455.6  $357.2  $908.2  $774.7 

Note 15.  Subsequent Event


On July 26, 2021, the Company completed the acquisition of Normerica Inc., a leading North American supplier of premium pet care products for approximately $185 million. Normerica has production facilities in Canada, the U.S. and Thailand. As a leader in the pet product industry, Normerica provides premium products, both branded and private label to world-class retailers. Its product portfolio consists primarily of bentonite-based cat litter products which are supplied from a network of strategically located manufacturing facilities in Canada and the United States. Normerica has approximately 300 employees and generated revenue of $140 million in 2020. The acquisition was financed through a combination of cash on hand and the Company’s credit facilities.


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REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

To the Shareholders and Board of Directors
Minerals Technologies Inc.:

Results of Review of Interim Financial Information

We have reviewed the condensed consolidated balance sheet of Minerals Technologies Inc. and subsidiaries (the Company) as of July 4, 2021, the related condensed consolidated statements of income and comprehensive income for the three-month and six-month periods ended July 4, 2021 and June 28, 2020, the related condensed consolidated statements of cash flows for the six-month periods ended July 4, 2021 and June 28, 2020,  the related condensed consolidated statements of changes in shareholders' equity for the three-month periods ended July 4, 2021 and April 4, 2021 and June 28, 2020 and March 29, 2020, and the related notes (collectively, the consolidated interim financial information). Based on our reviews, we are not aware of any material modifications that should be made to the consolidated interim financial information for it to be in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles.

We have previously audited, in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States) (PCAOB), the consolidated balance sheet of the Company as of December 31, 2020, and the related consolidated statements of income, comprehensive income, changes in shareholders’ equity, and cash flows for the year then ended (not presented herein); and in our report dated February 19, 2021 we expressed an unqualified opinion on those consolidated financial statements. In our opinion, the information set forth in the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheet as of December 31, 2020, is fairly stated, in all material respects, in relation to the consolidated balance sheet from which it has been derived.

Basis for Review Results

This consolidated interim financial information is the responsibility of the Company’s management. We are a public accounting firm registered with the PCAOB and are required to be independent with respect to the Company in accordance with the U.S. federal securities laws and the applicable rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the PCAOB.
We conducted our reviews in accordance with the standards of the PCAOB. A review of consolidated interim financial information consists principally of applying analytical procedures and making inquiries of persons responsible for financial and accounting matters. It is substantially less in scope than an audit conducted in accordance with the standards of the PCAOB, the objective of which is the expression of an opinion regarding the financial statements taken as a whole. Accordingly, we do not express such an opinion.

/s/ KPMG LLP

New York, New York
July 30, 2021

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ITEM 2.  Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

Executive Summary

Our consolidated sales for the second quarter of 2021 were $455.6 million, an increase of 28% as compared with $357.2 million in the prior year. Foreign exchange had a favorable impact on sales of approximately $15 million, or 4 percentage points as compared with prior year.  Income from operations was $63.7 million and represented 14.0% of sales, as compared with $27.2 million and 7.6% of sales in the prior year.  Included in income from operations for the second quarter of 2021, were $0.4 million of acquisition-related expenses.  Included in income from operations for the second quarter of 2020 were $6.5 million of restructuring and other items and $8.3 million of litigation expenses associated with the bankruptcy of Novinda Corp. Net income was $41.9 million, as compared to $14.4 million in the second quarter of 2020.  Diluted earnings in the second quarter ended July 4, 2021 were $1.23 per share, as compared with $0.42 per share in the second quarter of 2020.

Second quarter 2021 results were strong with sales and operating income growth in each of our segments as demand in many of our end markets continue to improve.  In addition, operational measures we have taken to enhance our margin profile have helped us deliver higher earnings.  The Company has also made progress with our strategic growth initiatives through the commercialization of new value-added products and geographic expansion.

On July 23, 2021, the Company completed the acquisition of Normerica Inc., a leading North American supplier of premium quality cat litter. As a leader in the pet product industry, they provide premium products, both branded and private label to world-class retailers and their product portfolio consists primarily of bentonite-based cat litter products.

Our balance sheet continues to be strong.  Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments were $408.9 million as of July 4, 2021 and the Company had more than $700 million of available liquidity, including cash on hand as well as availability under its revolving credit facility.  We believe that these factors will allow us to meet our anticipated funding requirements.

Outlook

The COVID-19 pandemic has not had a material effect on our reported results for our second quarter of 2021 and we do not expect it will negatively impact our business and results of operations for our third quarter.  However, the extent to which our operations will be impacted by the pandemic will depend largely on future developments, including the severity of future outbreaks and actions by government authorities to contain it or treat its impact. These are highly uncertain and cannot be accurately predicted.  We will continue to actively monitor and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Company will also continue to focus on innovation and new product development and other opportunities for sales growth from our existing businesses in 2021, as follows:

Increase our presence and gain penetration of our bentonite-based foundry customers for the Metalcasting industry in emerging markets, such as China and India.
Increase our presence and market share in global pet care products, particularly in emerging markets.
Deploy new products in pet care such as lightweight litter.
Increase our presence and market share in Asia and in the global powdered detergent market.
Continue the development of our FLUORO-SORB® products which remediate contamination of Per-and polyflouroalkyl substances (PFAS) and Perflourooctane sulfanate (PFOS).
Pursue opportunities for our products in environmental and building and construction markets in the Middle East, Asia Pacific and South America regions.
Increase our presence and market share for geosynthetic clay liners within the Environmental Products product line.
Continue the development of our proprietary products for agricultural applications worldwide.
Develop multiple high-filler technologies under the FulFill® platform of products, to increase the fill rate in freesheet paper and continue to progress with commercial discussions and full-scale paper machine trials.
Develop products and processes for waste management and recycling opportunities to reduce the environmental impact of the paper mill, reduce energy consumption and improve the sustainability of the papermaking process, including our NewYield® and ENVIROFIL® products.
Further penetration into the packaging segment of the paper industry.
Increase our sales of PCC for paper by further penetration of the markets for paper filling at both freesheet and groundwood mills, particularly in emerging markets.
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Expand the Company's PCC coating product line using the satellite model.
Promote the Company's expertise in crystal engineering, especially in helping papermakers customize PCC morphologies for specific paper applications.
Expand PCC produced for paper filling applications by working with industry partners to develop new methods to increase the ratio of PCC for fiber substitutions.
Develop unique calcium carbonate and talc products used in the manufacture of novel biopolymers, a new market opportunity.
Deploy new talc and GCC products in paint, coating and packaging applications.
Deploy value-added formulations of refractory materials that not only reduce costs but improve performance.
Deploy our laser measurement technologies into new applications.
Expand our refractory maintenance model to other steel makers globally.
Deploy operational excellence principles into all aspects of the organization, including system infrastructure and lean principles.
Continue to explore selective acquisitions to fit our core competencies in minerals and fine particle technology.

However, there can be no assurance that we will achieve success in implementing any one or more of these opportunities.

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Results of Operations

Three months ended July 4, 2021 as compared with three months ended June 28, 2020

Consolidated Income Statement Review

  Three Months Ended    
 (millions of dollars) 
Jul. 4,
2021
  
Jun. 28,
2020
  
%
Change
 
       
Net sales $455.6  $357.2   28%
Cost of sales  340.2   268.3   27%
Production margin  115.4   88.9   30%
Production margin %  25.3%  24.9%    
             
Marketing and administrative expenses  46.4   41.8   11%
Research and development expenses  4.9   5.1   (4)%
Acquisition-related expenses  0.4      * 
Litigation expenses     8.3   * 
Restructuring and other items, net     6.5   * 
             
Income from operations  63.7   27.2   134%
Operating margin %  14.0%  7.6%    
             
Interest expense, net  (9.1)  (8.1)  12%
Non-cash pension settlement charge  (2.2)  (4.3)  (49)%
Other non-operating income, net  (0.1)  (0.2)  (50)%
Total non-operating deductions, net  (11.4)  (12.6)  (10)%
             
Income from operations before tax and equity in earnings  52.3   14.6   258%
Provision for taxes on income  9.8   0.9   * 
Effective tax rate  18.7%  6.2%    
             
Equity in earnings of affiliates, net of tax  0.5   1.2   (58)%
             
Net income  43.0   14.9   189%
             
Net income attributable to non-controlling interests  1.1   0.5   120%
Net income attributable to Minerals Technologies Inc. $41.9  $14.4   191%
*Not meaningful

Net Sales

  
Three Months Ended
Jul. 4, 2021
     
Three Months Ended
Jun. 28, 2020
 
 (millions of dollars) Net Sales  % of Total Sales  % Change  Net Sales  % of Total Sales 
    
U.S. $239.9   52.7%  33% $180.7   50.6%
International  215.7   47.3%  22%  176.5   49.4%
Total sales $455.6   100.0%  28% $357.2   100.0%
                     
Performance Materials Segment $238.4   52.3%  24% $191.5   53.6%
Specialty Minerals Segment  142.7   31.3%  30%  109.8   30.8%
Refractories Segment  74.5   16.4%  33%  55.9   15.6%
Total sales $455.6   100.0%  28% $357.2   100.0%
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Worldwide net sales increased 28% to $455.6 million in the second quarter from $357.2 million in the prior year. Foreign exchange had a favorable impact on sales of $15 million or 4 percentage points. Sales increased in all business segments primarily due to increased volumes as compared to prior year related to the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

Net sales in the United States were $239.9 million in the second quarter of 2021, as compared to $180.7 million in the prior year, an increase of 33%.  International sales increased 22% to $215.7 million from $176.5 million in the prior year.

Operating Costs and Expenses

Cost of sales was $340.2 million and represented 74.7% of sales for the three month period ended July 4, 2021, as compared with $268.3 million and 75.1% of sales in the prior year.  Production margin increased from 24.9% of sales in the prior year to 25.3% of sales in the second quarter of 2021.  Production margin increased primarily due to higher volumes, partially offset by higher energy and mining costs.

Marketing and administrative costs were $46.4 million and 10.2% of sales for the three months ended July 4, 2021, as  compared to $41.8 million and 11.7% of sales in the prior year.

Research and development expenses were $4.9 million and represented 1.1% of sales for the three months ended July 4, 2021, as compared with $5.1 million and 1.4% of sales in the prior year.

The Company recorded $0.4 million of acquisition-related expenses during the three months ended July 4, 2021.

The Company recorded $8.3 million related to litigation expenses associated with the bankruptcy of Novinda Corp. for the three months ended June 28, 2020.  In addition, the Company recorded $6.5 million for asset write-downs and other restructuring costs for the three months ended June 28, 2020.

Income from Operations

The Company recorded income from operations of $63.7 million as compared to $27.2 million in the prior year.  Operating income during the three months ended July 4, 2021 includes $0.4 million of acquisition-related expenses.  Operating income during the three months ended June 28, 2020 includes a $6.5 million charge for the impairment of assets and other restructuring costs.  In addition, the Company recorded $8.3 million related to litigation expenses associated with the bankruptcy of Novinda Corp. for the three months ended June 28, 2020.

Other Non-Operating Income (Deductions), net

In the second quarter of 2021, non-operating deductions were $11.4 million, as compared with $12.6 million in the prior year.  Included in other non-operating deductions in the second quarter of 2021 was net interest expense of $9.1 million, as compared to $8.1 million in the prior year.  Included in other non-operating deductions for the second quarter of 2021 is a $2.2 million non-cash pension settlement charge associated with our plans in the U.S.  Included in other non-operating deductions for the second quarter of 2020 was a $4.3 million non-cash pension settlement charge.

Provision for Taxes on Income

Provision for taxes on income was $9.8 million and $0.9 million for the three months ended July 4, 2021 and June 28, 2020, respectively.  The effective tax rate was 18.7% and 6.2% for the three months ended July 4, 2021 and June 28, 2020, respectively.

Consolidated Net Income Attributable to MTI Shareholders

Consolidated net income was $41.9 million for the three months ended July 4, 2021, as compared with $14.4 million in the prior year.

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Segment Review

The following discussions highlight the operating results for each of our three segments.

  Three Months Ended    
Performance Materials Segment 
Jul. 4,
2021
  
Jun. 28,
2020
  
%
Change
 
  (millions of dollars)    
Net Sales         
Metalcasting $80.5  $52.8   52%
Household, Personal Care & Specialty Products  102.6   87.9   17%
Environmental Products  39.9   37.6   6%
Building Materials  15.4   13.2   17%
Total net sales $238.4  $191.5   24%
             
Income from operations $34.7  $22.4     
% of net sales  14.6%  11.7%    

Net sales in the Performance Materials segment increased 24% to $238.4 million from $191.5 million in the prior year. Sales in Metalcasting increased 52% from prior year as the foundry demand remained strong in North America and China. Household, Personal Care & Specialty Products sales increased 17% to $102.6 million, as compared with $87.9 million in the prior year as a result of continued strong demand for consumer-oriented products.

Environmental Products and Building Materials sales increased 6% and 17%, respectively, on higher levels of project activity and increased demand for environmental lining systems, remediation, and wastewater treatment.

Income from operations was $34.7 million and 14.6% of sales, as compared to $22.4 million and 11.7% of sales in the prior year.  Operating margin was 14.6% as compared with 11.7% in the prior year due to incremental margin improvement from higher volumes and increased project activity. In addition, pricing actions and productivity more than offset inflationary cost pressures.

  Three Months Ended    
Specialty Minerals Segment 
Jul. 4,
2021
  
Jun. 28,
2020
  
%
Change
 
  (millions of dollars)    
Net Sales         
Paper PCC $85.8  $65.5   31%
Specialty PCC  18.5   14.9   24%
PCC Products $104.3  $80.4   30%
             
Ground Calcium Carbonate $25.5  $20.6   24%
Talc  12.9   8.8   47%
Processed Minerals Products $38.4  $29.4   31%
             
Total net sales $142.7  $109.8   30%
             
Income from operations $20.0  $9.0   122%
% of net sales  14.0%  8.2%    
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Worldwide sales in the Specialty Minerals segment were $142.7 million, as compared with $109.8 million in the prior year, an increase of 30%.

Worldwide net sales of PCC, which is primarily used in the manufacturing process of the paper industry, increased 30% to $104.3 million from $80.4 million in the prior year. Paper PCC sales increased 31% to $85.8 million from $65.5 million in the prior year, primarily due to increased paper machine operating rates as well as the continued ramp-up of three new satellite plants in China, India and the U.S.  Sales of Specialty PCC increased 24% to $18.5 million from $14.9 million in the prior year as the automotive, construction and consumer demand remained strong.

Net sales of Processed Minerals products increased 31% to $38.4 million due to strength in residential construction and  automotive markets. Ground Calcium Carbonate sales increased 24% to $25.5 million for the three month periods ending July 4, 2021 as compared to $20.6 million in the prior year.  Talc sales increased 47% to $12.9 million as compared with $8.8 million in the prior year.

Income from operations for Specialty Minerals was $20.0 million as compared with $9.0 million in the prior year and represented 14.0% of sales.  Operating margin was 14.0% as compared with 8.2% in the prior year primarily due to higher volumes.  Included in income from operations for the three month period ended June 28, 2020 were $6.3 million of asset write-downs and restructuring costs.

  Three Months Ended    
Refractories Segment 
Jul. 4,
2021
  
Jun. 28,
2020
  
%
Change
 
  (millions of dollars)    
Net Sales         
Refractory Products $58.0  $47.1   23%
Metallurgical Products  16.5   8.8   87%
Total net sales $74.5  $55.9   33%
             
Income from operations $11.7  $5.9   98%
% of net sales  15.7%  10.6%    

Net sales in the Refractories segment increased 33% to $74.5 million from $55.9 million in the prior year driven by strong end market demand. Sales of refractory products and systems to steel and other industrial applications increased 23% to $58.0 million and sales of metallurgical products increased 87% to $16.5 million.

Income from operations was $11.7 million and 15.7% of sales as compared with $5.9 million and 10.6% of sales in the prior year due to higher sales volumes.
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Six months ended July 4, 2021 as compared with six months ended June 28, 2020

Consolidated Income Statement Review

  Six Months Ended    
 (millions of dollars) 
Jul. 4,
2021
  
Jun. 28,
2020
  
%
Change
 
       
Net sales $908.2  $774.7   17%
Cost of sales  681.0   579.0   18%
Production margin  227.2   195.7   16%
Production margin %  25.0%  25.3%    
             
Marketing and administrative expenses  94.4   85.2   11%
Research and development expenses  9.9   10.2   (3)%
Acquisition-related expenses  0.4      * 
Litigation expenses     8.9   * 
Restructuring and other items, net     6.5   * 
             
Income from operations  122.5   84.9   44%
Operating margin %  13.5%  11.0%    
            ��
Interest expense, net  (19.0)  (17.4)  9%
Non-cash pension settlement charge  (2.2)  (4.3)  (49)%
Other non-operating income, net  0.4   0.4   0%
Total non-operating deductions, net  (20.8)  (21.3)  (2)%
             
Income from operations before tax and equity in earnings  101.7   63.6   60%
Provision for taxes on income  18.7   10.6   76%
Effective tax rate  18.4%  16.7%    
             
Equity in earnings of affiliates, net of tax  1.0   1.5   (33)%
             
Net income  84.0   54.5   54%
             
Net income attributable to non-controlling interests  2.2   1.5   47%
Net income attributable to Minerals Technologies Inc. $81.8  $53.0   54%
* Not meaningful

Net Sales

  
Six Months Ended
Jul. 4, 2021
     
Six Months Ended
Jun. 28, 2020
 
 (millions of dollars) Net Sales  % of Total Sales  % Growth  Net Sales  % of Total Sales 
    
U.S. $467.4   51.5%  15% $407.6   52.6%
International  440.8   48.5%  20%  367.1   47.4%
Total sales $908.2   100.0%  17% $774.7   100.0%
                     
Performance Materials Segment $469.3   51.7%  16% $402.9   52.0%
Specialty Minerals Segment  290.5   32.0%  18%  246.9   31.9%
Refractories Segment  148.4   16.3%  19%  124.9   16.1%
Total sales $908.2   100.0%  17% $774.7   100.0%

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Total sales increased 17% from the previous year to $908.2 million.  Foreign exchange had a favorable impact on sales of approximately $24 million or 3%.  Sales increased in all business segments primarily due to increased volumes as compared to prior year related to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

Net sales in the United States increased to $467.4 million from $407.6 million in the prior year, an increase of 15%. International sales increased by 20% to $440.8 million from $367.1 million in the prior year.

Operating Costs and Expenses

Cost of sales increased 18% from the prior year and was 75.0% of sales, as compared with 74.7% in the prior year. Gross margin decreased to 25.0% of sales as compared with 25.3% of sales in the prior year. Higher volumes were offset by higher energy and mining costs.

Marketing and administrative costs were $94.4 million and 10.4% of sales compared to $85.2 million and 11.0% of sales in the prior year.

Research and development expenses were $9.9 million and represented 1.1% of sales for the six months ended July 4, 2021 as compared with $10.2 million and 1.3% of sales in the prior year.

The Company recorded $0.4 million of acquisition-related expenses during the six months ended July 4, 2021.

The Company recorded $8.9 million related to litigation expenses associated with the bankruptcy of Novinda Corp. for the six months ended June 28, 2020. In addition, the Company recorded $6.5 million for asset write-downs and other restructuring costs for the six months ended June 28, 2020.

Income from Operations

The Company recorded income from operations of $122.5 million, as compared to $84.9 million in the prior year.  Operating income was 13.5% and 11.0% of sales for the six months ended July 4, 2021 and June 28, 2020, respectively.  Operating income during the six months ended July 4, 2021 includes $0.4 million of acquisition-related expenses.

               Operating income during the six months ended June 28, 2020 includes $6.5 million of restructuring costs and $8.9 million related to litigation cost associated with the bankruptcy of Novinda Corp.

Other Non-Operating Income (Deductions), net

The Company recorded non-operating deductions of $20.8 million for the six months ended July 4, 2021, as compared with $21.3 million in the prior year.  Included in non-operating deductions for the six months ended July 4, 2021 is $19.0 million of net interest expense and a $2.2 million non-cash pension settlement charge. Included in non-operating deductions for the six months ended June 28, 2020  was $17.4 million of net interest expense and a $4.3 million non-cash pension settlement charge.

Provision for Taxes on Income

Provision for taxes was $18.7 million as compared to $10.6 million in the prior year.  The effective tax rate was 18.4% as compared to 16.7% in the prior year.  The higher tax rate was primarily due to lower earnings in the prior year and the mix of earnings.

Consolidated Net Income Attributable to MTI Shareholders

Consolidated net income was $81.8 million during the six months ended July 4, 2021, as compared with $53.0 million in the prior year.
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Segment Review

The following discussions highlight the operating results for each of our three segments.

  Six Months Ended    
Performance Materials Segment 
Jul. 4,
2021
  
Jun. 28,
2020
  
%
Change
 
  (millions of dollars)    
Net Sales         
Metalcasting $162.2  $114.5   42%
Household, Personal Care & Specialty Products  212.0   184.1   15%
Environmental Products  65.9   74.3   (11)%
Building Materials  29.2   30.0   (3)%
Total net sales $469.3  $402.9   16%
             
Income from operations $64.5  $49.7     
% of net sales  13.7%  12.3%    

On a regular basis, the Company reviews its segments and the approach used by the chief operating decision maker to assess performance and allocate resources. Accordingly, in the first quarter of 2021, the Company reorganized the management structure for its Energy Services and Performance Materials operating segments to support MTI's key growth initiatives, more closely align complementary technologies, processes and capabilities, and better reflect the way performance is evaluated and resources are allocated. As a result, Energy Services was combined into the Environmental Products product line within the Performance Materials operating segment.

Net sales in the Performance Materials segment increased 16% to $469.3 million from $402.9 million in the prior year. Sales in Metalcasting increased 42% to $162.2 million as foundry demand remained strong in North America and Asia.  Household, Personal Care & Specialty Products increased 15% to $212.0 as compared to $184.1 in the prior year as a result of continued strong demand for consumer-oriented products. Environmental Products sales and Building Materials decreased 11% and 3%, respectively, due to COVID-19 related project delays.

Income from operations was $64.5 million and 13.7% of sales as compared to $49.7 million and 12.3% of sales in the prior year due higher volume from increased demand.

  Six Months Ended    
Specialty Minerals Segment 
Jul. 4,
2021
  
Jun. 28,
2020
  
%
Change
 
  (millions of dollars)    
Net Sales         
Paper PCC $175.4  $150.6   16%
Specialty PCC  38.9   32.4   20%
PCC Products $214.3  $183.0   17%
             
Ground Calcium Carbonate $49.5  $43.2   15%
Talc  26.7   20.7   29%
Processed Minerals Products $76.2  $63.9   19%
             
Total net sales $290.5  $246.9   18%
             
Income from operations $41.1  $29.3   40%
% of net sales  14.1%  11.9%    

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Worldwide sales in the Specialty Minerals segment were $290.5 million, as compared with $246.9 million in the prior year, an increase of 18%.

Worldwide net sales of PCC products, which are primarily used in the manufacturing process of the paper industry, increased 17% to $214.3 million from $183.0 million in the prior year.  Paper PCC sales increased 16% to $175.4 million from $150.6 million in the prior year due to increased paper machine operating rates as well as the ramp-up of three new satellite plants in China, India and the U.S.  Sales of Specialty PCC products increased 20% to $38.9 million from $32.4 million in the prior year as demand from  automotive, construction and consumer end markets remained strong.

Net sales of Processed Minerals products increased 19% to $76.2 million from $63.9 million in the prior year due to strength in residential construction and automotive markets.  Ground Calcium Carbonate sales increased 15% to $49.5 million from $43.2 million in the prior year.  Talc sales increased 29%  to $26.7 million from $20.7 million.

Income from operations was $41.1 million and 14.1% of net sales as compared to $29.3 million and 11.9% of sales in the prior year due to increased volumes.  Included in income from operations for the six month period June 28, 2020 were $6.3 million of asset write-downs and restructuring costs.

  Six Months Ended    
Refractories Segment 
Jul. 4,
2021
  
Jun. 28,
2020
  
%
Change
 
  (millions of dollars)    
Net Sales         
Refractory Products $116.8  $102.9   14%
Metallurgical Products  31.6   22.0   44%
Total net sales $148.4  $124.9   19%
             
Income from operations $23.7  $17.1   39%
% of net sales  16.0%  13.7%    

Net sales in the Refractories segment increased 19% to $148.4 million from $124.9 million in the prior year driven by a gradual improvement in steel mill utilization rates. Sales of refractory products and systems to steel and other industrial applications increased 14% to $116.8 million from $102.9 million and sales of metallurgical products increased 44% to $31.6 million from $22.0 million in the prior year.

Income from operations was $23.7 million and 16.0% of sales as compared with $17.1 million and 13.7% of sales in the prior year due to higher sales volumes.

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Liquidity and Capital Resources

Cash provided from operations during the six months ended July 4, 2021, was approximately $118 million.  Cash flows provided from operations during the first half of 2021 were principally used to fund capital expenditures, repurchase shares and to pay the Company's dividend to common shareholders.  The aggregate maturities of long-term debt are as follows:  remainder of 2021 - $0.3 million; 2022 - $0.8 million; 2023 - $0.6 million; 2024 - $548.6 million; 2025 - $0.0 million; thereafter - $401.4 million.

On May 9, 2014, in connection with the acquisition of AMCOL International Corporation (“AMCOL”), the Company entered into a credit agreement providing for the $1.560 billion senior secured term loan facility (the “Term Facility”) and a $200 million senior secured revolving credit facility.

On June 23, 2015, the Company entered into an amendment (the “First Amendment”) to the credit agreement to reprice the $1.378 billion then outstanding on the Term Facility. As amended, the Term Facility had a $1.078 billion floating rate tranche and a $300 million fixed rate tranche. On February 14, 2017, the Company entered into an amendment (the “Second Amendment”) to the credit agreement to reprice the $788 million floating rate tranche then outstanding, which extended the maturity and lowered the interest costs by 75 basis points. On April 18, 2018, the Company entered into an amendment (the “Third Amendment”) to the credit agreement to refinance its then existing senior secured revolving credit facility.  In connection with the Third Amendment, the existing senior secured revolving credit facility was replaced with a new revolving credit facility with $300 million of aggregate commitments (the “Revolving Credit Facility” and, together with the Term Facility, the “Senior Secured Credit Facilities”). Following the amendments, the loans outstanding under the floating rate tranche of the Term Facility are scheduled to mature on February 14, 2024, the loans outstanding (if any) and commitments under the Revolving Facility will mature and terminate, as the case may be, on April 18, 2023. Loans under the fixed rate tranche of the Term Facility were repaid in full in June 2020. Loans under the floating rate tranche of the Term Facility bear interest at a rate equal to an adjusted LIBOR rate (subject to a floor of 0.75%) plus an applicable margin equal to 2.25% per annum.  Loans under the Revolving Facility bear interest at a rate equal to an adjusted LIBOR rate plus an applicable margin equal to 1.625% per annum. Such rates are subject to decrease by up to 25 basis points in the event that, and for so long as, the Company’s net leverage ratio (as defined in the credit agreement) is less than certain thresholds. The variable rate tranche has a 1% required amortization per year. The Company will pay certain fees under the credit agreement, including customary annual administration fees. The obligations of the Company under the Senior Secured Credit Facilities are unconditionally guaranteed jointly and severally by, subject to certain exceptions, all material domestic subsidiaries of the Company (the “Guarantors”) and secured, subject to certain exceptions, by a security interest in substantially all of the assets of the Company and the Guarantors.

On June 30, 2020, the Company issued $400 million aggregate principal amount of 5.0% Senior Notes due 2028 (the "Notes").  The Notes were issued pursuant to an indenture, dated as of June 30, 2020, between the Company and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as trustee.  The Company used the net proceeds of its offering of the Notes to repay all of its outstanding loans under the fixed rate tranche of the Term Facility, repay all of its outstanding borrowings under its Revolving Credit Facility, and the remainder for general corporate purposes.

The Notes bear an interest rate of 5.0% per annum payable semi-annually on January 1 and July 1 of each year, beginning on January 1, 2021.  The Notes are unconditionally guaranteed on a senior unsecured basis by each of the Company's existing and future wholly owned domestic restricted subsidiaries that is a borrower under or that guarantees the Company's obligations under its Senior Secured Credit Facilities or that guarantees the Company's or any of the Company's wholly owned domestic subsidiaries’ long-term indebtedness in an aggregate amount in excess of $50 million.

At any time and from time to time prior to July 1, 2023, the Company may redeem some or all of the Notes for cash at a redemption price equal to 100% of their principal amount, plus the “make-whole” premium described in the Indenture and accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to, but excluding, the applicable redemption date. Beginning on July 1, 2023, the Company may redeem some or all of the Notes at any time and from time to time at the applicable redemption prices listed in the Indenture, plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to, but excluding, the applicable redemption date. In addition, at any time and from time to time prior to July 1, 2023, the Company may redeem up to 40% of the aggregate principal amount of the Notes with funds from one or more equity offerings at a redemption price equal to 105% of the principal amount thereof, plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to, but excluding, the applicable redemption date.

If the Company experiences a change of control (as defined in the indenture), the Company is required to offer to repurchase the Notes at 101% of the principal amount of such Notes, plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to, but excluding, the date of repurchase.

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The credit agreement and the Notes contain certain customary affirmative and negative covenants that limit or restrict the ability of the Company and its restricted subsidiaries to enter into certain transactions or take certain actions. In addition, the credit agreement contains a financial covenant that requires the Company, if on the last day of any fiscal quarter loans or letters of credit were outstanding under the Revolving Facility (excluding up to $25 million of letters of credit), to maintain a maximum net leverage ratio (as defined in the credit agreement) of 3.50 to 1.00 for the four fiscal quarter periods preceding such day. As of July 4, 2021, there were no outstanding loans and $8.9 million in letters of credit outstanding under the Revolving Facility.  The Company is in compliance with all the covenants associated with the Revolving Facility as of the end of the period covered by this report.

As part of the Sivomatic acquisition, the Company assumed $10.7 million in long term debt, recorded at fair value, consisting of two term loans, one of which matured in the third quarter of 2020 and the other of which matures in 2022.  The Company repaid $0.3 million on these loans during the first half of 2021.

The Company has a committed loan facility in Japan. As of July 4, 2021, $3.4 million was outstanding under this loan facility.  Principal will be repaid in accordance with the payment schedule ending in 2026.  The Company repaid $0.5 million on this facility during the first half of 2021.

As of July 4, 2021, the Company had $25.3 million in uncommitted short-term bank credit lines, of which $0.5 million was in use.  The credit lines are primarily outside the U.S. and are generally one year in term at competitive market rates at large, well-established institutions.  The Company typically uses its available credit lines to fund working capital requirements or local capital spending needs.  We anticipate that capital expenditures for 2021 should be between $80 million and $85 million, principally related to the construction of PCC plants and other opportunities that meet our strategic growth objectives.

During the second quarter of 2018, the Company entered into a floating to fixed interest rate swap for a notional amount of $150 million.  The fair value of this instrument at July 4, 2021 is a liability of $6.0 million. Additionally, the Company entered into a cross currency rate swap with a total notional value of $150 million to exchange monthly fixed-rate interest payments in U.S. dollars for monthly fixed-rate interest rate payments in Euros. The fair value of this instrument at July 4, 2021 is an asset of $4.0 million.  These swaps mature in May 2023.  As a result of these swaps, the Company’s effective fixed interest rate on the notional floating rate indebtedness will be 2.5%.

On October 21, 2020, the Company's Board of Directors authorized the Company's management to repurchase, at its discretion, up to $75 million of the Company's shares over a one-year period.  As of July 4, 2021, 675,635 shares have been repurchased under this program for $48.1 million, or an average price of approximately $71.15 per share.

The Company is required to make future payments under various contracts, including debt agreements and lease agreements. The Company also has commitments to fund its pension plans and provide payments for other postretirement benefit plans.  During the six months ended July 4, 2021, there were no material changes in the Company’s contractual obligations.  For an in-depth discussion of the Company's contractual obligations, see "Liquidity and Capital Resources" in "Management's Discussion and  Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020.

As we cannot predict the duration or scope of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on our customers and suppliers, the negative financial impact to our results cannot be reasonably estimated, but could be material.  We are actively managing the business to maintain cash flow and we have significant liquidity.  We believe that these factors will allow us to meet our anticipated funding requirements.

Cautionary Statement for “Safe Harbor” Purposes under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a safe harbor for forward-looking statements made by or on behalf of the Company. This report contains statements that the Company believes may be “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, particularly statements relating to the Company’s objectives, plans or goals, future actions, future performance or results of current and anticipated products, sales efforts, expenditures, and financial results. From time to time, the Company also provides forward-looking statements in other publicly-released materials, both written and oral. Forward-looking statements provide current expectations and forecasts of future events such as new products, revenues and financial performance, and are not limited to describing historical or current facts. They can be identified by the use of words such as “believes,” “expects,” “plans,” “intends,” “anticipates,” and other words and phrases of similar meaning.

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Forward-looking statements are necessarily based on assumptions, estimates and limited information available at the time they are made. A broad variety of risks and uncertainties, both known and unknown, as well as the inaccuracy of assumptions and estimates, can affect the realization of the expectations or forecasts in these statements. Many of these risks and uncertainties are difficult to predict or are beyond the Company’s control. Consequently, no forward-looking statement can be guaranteed. Actual future results may vary materially. Significant factors that could affect the expectations and forecasts include the duration and scope of the COVID-19 pandemic, and government and other third-party responses to it; worldwide general economic, business, and industry conditions, including the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global economy; the cyclicality of our customers’ businesses and their changing demands; the dependence of certain of our product lines on the commercial construction and infrastructure markets, the domestic building and construction markets, and the automotive market; our ability to effectively achieve and implement our growth initiatives; our ability to service our debt; our ability to comply with the covenants in the agreements governing our debt; our ability to renew or extend long term sales contracts for our PCC satellite operations; consolidation in customer industries, principally paper, foundry and steel; compliance with or changes to regulation in the areas of environmental, health and safety, and tax; claims for legal, environmental and tax matters or product stewardship issues; our ability to successfully develop new products; our ability to defend our intellectual property; the increased risks of doing business abroad; the availability of raw materials and access to ore reserves at our mining operations; increases in costs of raw materials, energy, or shipping; our ability to compete in very competitive industries; operating risks and capacity limitations affecting our production facilities; seasonality of some of our segments; cybersecurity and other threats relating to our information technology systems; and other risks set forth under “Item 1A — Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020, and in Exhibit 99 to this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that arise after the date hereof. Investors should refer to the Company's subsequent filings under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 for further disclosures.

Recently Issued Accounting Standards

Changes to accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (U.S. GAAP) are established by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) in the form of accounting standards updates (ASUs) to the FASB’s Accounting Standards Codification.  The Company considers the applicability and impact of all ASUs.  All recently issued ASUs were assessed and determined to be either not applicable or are expected to have minimal impact on our consolidated financial position and results of operations.

Recently Adopted Accounting Standards

Simplifying the Accounting for Income Taxes

In December 2019, the FASB issued ASU 2019-12, "Simplifying the Accounting for Income Taxes", to simplify the accounting for income taxes and improve consistent application by clarifying or amending existing guidance. The Company adopted this guidance on January 1, 2021.  Adoption of this standard did not have a material impact on the Company's consolidated financial statements.

Investments - Equity Securities, Investments - Equity Method and Joint Ventures, and Derivatives and Hedging

In January 2020, the FASB issued ASU 2020-01, "Investments - Equity Securities, Investments - Equity Method and Joint Ventures, and Derivatives and Hedging", which addresses the accounting for the transition into and out of the equity method and measuring certain purchased options and forward contracts to acquire investments.  The Company adopted this guidance on January 1, 2021.  Adoption of this standard did not have a material impact on the Company's consolidated financial statements.

Critical Accounting Policies

Our discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations are based upon our consolidated financial statements, which have been prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles.  The preparation of these financial statements requires us to make estimates and judgments that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses, and related disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities.

On an ongoing basis, we evaluate our estimates and assumptions, including those related to revenue recognition, valuation of long-lived assets, goodwill and other intangible assets, income taxes, including valuation allowances and pension plan assumptions. We base our estimates on historical experience and on other assumptions that we believe to be reasonable under the circumstances, the results of which form the basis for making judgments about the carrying values of assets and liabilities that cannot readily be determined from other sources.  There can be no assurance that actual results will not differ from those estimates.
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ITEM 3.  Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk

Market risk represents the risk of loss that may impact our financial position, results of operations or cash flows due to adverse changes in market prices and foreign currency and interest rates. We are exposed to market risk because of changes in foreign currency exchange rates as measured against the U.S. dollar. We do not anticipate that near-term changes in exchange rates will have a material impact on our future earnings or cash flows. However, there can be no assurance that a sudden and significant decline in the value of foreign currencies would not have a material adverse effect on our financial condition and results of operations. A portion of our long-term bank debt bears interest at variable rates; therefore, our results of operations would be affected by interest rate changes to the extent of such outstanding bank debt. An immediate 10 percent change in interest rates would have a material effect on our results of operations over the next fiscal year. A one-percent change in interest rates, inclusive of the impact of our interest rate derivatives, would result in $1.3 million in incremental interest charges on an annual basis.

We do not enter into derivatives or other financial instruments for trading or speculative purposes. When appropriate, we enter into derivative financial instruments, such as forward exchange contracts, hedges and interest rate swaps, to mitigate the impact of foreign exchange rate movements and interest rate movements on our operating results. The counterparties are major financial institutions. Such forward exchange contracts, hedges and interest rate swaps would not subject us to additional risk from exchange rate or interest rate movements because gains and losses on these contracts would offset losses and gains on the assets, liabilities, and transactions being hedged.

During the second quarter of 2018, the Company entered into a floating to fixed interest rate swap for a notional amount of $150 million.  The fair value of this instrument at July 4, 2021 is a liability of $6.0 million. Additionally, the Company entered into a cross currency rate swap with a total notional value of $150 million to exchange monthly fixed-rate interest payments in U.S. dollars for monthly fixed-rate interest rate payments in Euros.  The fair value of this instrument at July 4, 2021 is an asset of $4.0 million.  These swaps mature in May 2023.  As a result of these swaps, the Company’s effective fixed interest rate on the notional floating rate indebtedness will be 2.5%.

ITEM 4.  Controls and Procedures

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

As of the end of the period covered by this report, and under the supervision and with participation of the Company’s management, including the Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Financial Officer, the Company carried out an evaluation of the effectiveness of the design and operation of the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures, pursuant to Exchange Act Rule 13a-15(b). Based upon that evaluation, the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that as of the end of the period covered by this report the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures were effective.

Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

There were no changes in the Company's internal controls over financial reporting during the quarter ended July 4, 2021 that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, the Company's internal control over financial reporting.

PART II – OTHER INFORMATION

Item 1.  Legal Proceedings

The Company and its subsidiaries are involved in the legal and environmental proceedings described in Note 13 to the condensed consolidated financial statements included elsewhere in this report, which disclosure is incorporated herein by reference. From time to time, the Company and its subsidiaries are also the subject of various routine legal actions and claims arising in the ordinary course of their businesses.  The Company does not anticipate that the individual or aggregate liability arising out of litigation pending or claims known to be threatened against the Company and its subsidiaries will have a material adverse effect on the Company's results of operations, cash flows or financial condition.

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ITEM 1A.  Risk Factors

For a description of Risk Factors, see Exhibit 99 attached to this report. There have been no material changes to our risk factors from those disclosed in our 2020 Annual Report on Form 10-K.

ITEM 2.  Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

Period 
Total Number of
Shares Purchased
  
Average Price
Paid Per Share
  
Total Number of
Shares Purchased as
Part of the Publicly
Announced Program
  
Dollar Value of
Shares that May
Yet be Purchased
Under the Program
 
April 5 - May 2  62,196  $77.89   527,199  $39,078,274 
May 3 - May 30  38,385  $82.86   565,584  $35,897,784 
May 31 - July 4  110,051  $81.53   675,635  $26,925,750 
Total  210,632  $80.69         

On October 21, 2020, the Company's Board of Directors authorized the Company's management to repurchase, at its discretion, up to $75 million of the Company's shares over a one-year period.  As of July 4, 2021, 675,635 shares have been repurchased under this program for $48.1 million, or an average price of approximately $71.15 per share.

ITEM 3.  Default Upon Senior Securities

Not applicable.

ITEM 4.  Mine Safety Disclosures

The information concerning mine safety violations or other regulatory matters required by Section 1503(a) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and Item 104 of Regulation S-K is included in Exhibit 95 to this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

ITEM 5.  Other Information

None
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ITEM 6.  Exhibits

Exhibit No. Exhibit Title
 Letter Regarding Unaudited Interim Financial Information.
 Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a) Certification executed by the Company's principal executive officer.
 Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a) Certification executed by the Company's principal financial officer.
 Section 1350 Certifications.
 Information concerning Mine Safety Violations
 Risk Factors
101.INS XBRL Instance Document (the instance document does not appear in the Interactive Data File because its XBRL tags are embedded within the Inline XBRL document).
101.SCH Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema
101.CAL Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase
101.DEF Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase
101.LAB Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase
101.PRE Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase
104 Cover Page Interactive Data File (formatted as inline XBRL and contain in Exhibit 101).

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SIGNATURE

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

  Minerals Technologies Inc.
   
 By:/s/ Matthew E. Garth
  Matthew E. Garth
  Senior Vice President, Finance and Treasury,
  Chief Financial Officer
   
July 30, 2021  

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