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AdvanSix (ASIX)

Participants
Adam Kressel Director of IR
Erin Kane President and CEO
Michael Preston SVP and CFO
David Silver CL King
Vincent Anderson Stifel
Charles Neivert Piper Sandler
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Operator

Good morning and welcome to the AdvanSix Third Quarter 2021 Earnings Conference Call. All participants will be in listen-only mode. [Operator Instructions] I would now like to turn the conference over to Adam Kressel, Director of Investor Relations. Please go ahead.

Adam Kressel

Thank you, Andrea. to quarter welcome call. earnings and morning AdvanSix's XXXX third conference Good me and and Vice President today CFO, Erin Preston. With are Senior CEO, here Kane; and Michael President on including reconciliations and any call at investors.advansix.com. webcast, are This available our website non-GAAP presentation elements world that the are forward-looking that our of business our Note see contain view it on today. best statements this of of and based as we materially can and the from differ those change could projected. elements Those results actual them in And that we ask you that consider way. forward-looking the earnings to We included in and you refer release press statements presentation. our

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Erin Kane

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Michael Preston

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performance product ammonium As increase on by of increase Pricing market-based our you prior based sulfate, improved demand market nylon, can propylene million approximately end across quarter was favorable year. of through market share. board. product to really comprised increase, The variances prior of compared pricing year-over-year XX% the the X% $XX each up $X.XX XX% primarily Caprolactam in in material was of walk by and $XXX volume loss following a see EBITDA versus $XX pass-through raw million, the seen the the of and totaled last across it lines. slide. pricing was terrific driven XX% in year. improvement Sales was net our increased XX%. an million, cost the share per and lines. of pricing Sales share key across a versus per benzene next $X.XX of Earnings year per $X.XX I'll

favorable efficiencies favorable provided better was capital. Our outlook due net about XXth year, quarterly end expected record to of cash at was primarily than earnings since we reflecting $XX the and net year-over-year, high $XX million Investor pricing, September sales. a changes sulfate process capital And that's of finally, of flow material timing raw from of Day, compared timing by project ammonium as were as results primarily our CapEx of then, the well of roughly our $X million income up $XX million in cost, above to operations impact the and reaching driven last execution. by higher million, working

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Erin Kane

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Adam Kressel

Andrea, please Erin. open the for thanks. you line questions. Great, can

Operator

question [Operator from of CL go King. ahead. Instructions] The David Please first comes Silver

David Silver

Thanks the for opportunity.

above I September the down issued I that results drove the XX, quarter maybe first you part So drill Investor I event. or guidance I on elements guess of your the guess questions. third have like maybe, would the that on catalyst Day Analyst few to as

that you. that in led incremental So last upside? happened few months of what the days the Thank business maybe to

Michael Preston

better and we sulfate we particularly we other of favorability. is anticipated the fourth bit And little had here stronger down really of drove other that's a so ended perhaps may results, that volume settling than I little a really the a upside. things, closed propylene favorable in quarter, - in the draws timing and the expected combination the so domestic, space, was volume that more bit half strong, and half what fourth us it had the give of half so what that headwind two was really David, mean, that than third that intermediate quarter, Yes, we bit the just ammonium between drove a a of is little one a timing bit, that price quarter

David Silver

Okay.

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Erin Kane

Yes, pricing to sure. July kind couple David, been weeks. Xst last have where say certainly the was, of on let's you things at in look where Thanks when really of trending

gas. the on rising see the Cornbelt prices is nearly you have the up As natural through time AS XX% charts, Energy and pricing up you frame. pricing this Cornbelt, XX%,

to have cost the that base. forward on into Just what means industries' continued drive

than had see the next we the XQs, this fall about We've your the is reset. past, right. our about talked normal resets as industry So tend season, previous pricing fall higher think be when pricing would years in fill, to indicated we we for this

right. became good spot. we started But out at So situation a the as tighter.

we volumes have more and quickly moved well. up domestically than up I as picked anticipated think pricing the would

think volume normally it we sequential of about, you both when So mix. in that and think sort about that consideration comes

the side sales, been the moved granular mean, have is in expectations what than export swing So it supported the would and both more but sorry seen. results that - the I to price export our still versus you expectations. domestic markets move contributed quickly markets. the that that to here really we We standard typically saw

David Silver

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Michael Preston

of happy is when I'm these look that. at to the really I Yes, most look benefit --roughly capital, look perspective, working of timing. at was take a on working the slide sort cash When at the you that would And you from flow when unfavorable that cash up. if actually capital, was sales a purely of were accounts million receivable $XX you in say overall. you generator

the impact with some cumene, way. balances payable from payable Inventories see materials, about you is not associated as as was the that $XX that's by perspective that in cash And $X in frankly, then particularly accounts surprise. raw the million you where saw when payable, by more million. And cumene could we're by accounts were big accounts swings and in a inventory quarter. the really could favorable well So timing unfavorable the benefit acquiring was slightly really a

to conversion high so of flow in cash that had the quarter. free that - we that very Some contributed the conversion,

below which is working high spend to the addition depreciation, will fact that to say capital CapEx I'll itself. still the also conversion, the some of reverse rates contributed what were the In probably

back a spend in working fourth you look of fourth the you rates quarter relative then, fourth the headwind. the look likely spend up quarter at you roughly we've of anticipating that So we'll to out will capital, in free net to the when the a CapEx relative of come We're what come to flow three be of quarter you income million the is And conversion, see if sort CapEx so cash year. first if quarters seen. at down will, $XX when bit

market the are So that's a anticipate. quarter gas, they're and pre-buy With looking the any as case Clearly, fourth sulfur what the anticipating for. see time, customers assess At environment I is to understanding very as environment, tight is environment and overall. respect it - what in pre-buy, you would same have been the will the volatile. natural what tight materials, raw the

all of these take optimize will quarter. elements develop really and we Xth in to into approach So the outcome an consideration the intended

evaluate that through quarter. we'll as So the get we

Operator

comes from Stifel. The next go question Vincent Please of Anderson ahead.

Vincent Anderson

can incremental market tight see into few capital availability and still given wondering disruptions their most enough profitable months, gas to more the we the these over is it's to I'm keep Europe placing So next of ammonia U.S. expect or just to freight, your you product here? with that

Erin Kane

tightness now, our back, going To needs out. North Globally, bit relationships our quite standing Vincent. robust. to American is your their as right about that you here their disruption has American and in demand this customers, and relative chain, our tenured given how come said is with always of and demand demand volumes will we and North think point have back and supporting a come on long there

the obviously is that there appreciate XX and work, stretches their then would where customers these partner close opportunity. to So, XX obviously to where we that, keen it considerations optimize them the in here place there additional focus thereafter, to best seek but they molecules trust first is around over relationship our then if to long share years we being the externally, are if that

Vincent Anderson

And new suppliers the the acetone U.S., buyer Asian in huge coming you with of U.S.? with kind it's to year around time given working large of that or flows indication some any up trade the have sense. that of in into the these perfect do history swing networks some of makes the Actually, just and maybe

Erin Kane

X/X they're the the here Yes, there, that or volumes I of large buying larger less more customers represents and market. buyer think

do ability those why to North You import. about see American do situation can at to monthly the or is, look basis the what market to some we coming and potentially quarterly geographical on the, balance volumes on and take need in. we be way them XX,XXX a we the have think really tons The give need average, about

So of is either that you though, underlying right vis-a-vis our North now else supply when America security where material raw most look and and everything a discussions pricing at well around sits, chains can where focus been advantage has really the and competitive believe our core throughout that a customers. obviously number value of is and of our proposition we bring what plays into we

to fairly focused point helps I seeing of next conversation, you're for think a but year? securing their it molecules So, it's or always how

Michael Preston

channel market, add Yes, going into contracted. X/X primarily which only Vincent, that thing of is M&A to the other is highly I'd is acetone

do than with time indicated important an we Erin have security So agreements element channel. is that for consideration supply span that and, over really as volumes

Vincent Anderson

Okay.

a think I based couple had if is non-market I of helpful, questions. it I - may just

So first, bulk we've the and pet been maybe little Virginia hearing or the from more of U.S. and secluded labor a in chem shortages industry. you more

was skilled the your assets key run and age be kind I distribution to might you you to about and over feel labor of So how at or secure you your willing promote longer term? what programs exploring discuss hoping

Erin Kane

lot is we've much but about certainly Vincent. like personally, and the industry footprint a about And missing are hiring, say broader perspective, I you from a some to look we we passive, I demographic degree. generation, in as there times obviously had have perspective think schools about have spending tougher even and building are that bimodal and that us all for chemical in very sort that that some if state pipeline. of in don't the we a I a right in think based demographics a communities talked with can us. demographic profile Thanks, industry our on on, And so for high trend the we opportunities less I sort for our will there's certainly to relative what do and time transition, think we and of the a would our how use improvement graduate reach we driving set technology, industry programs out needs working of the of thinking into opportunity and to to conversations technology kinds how mean, be, leverage

focused building out underprivileged been getting have is to for really a some initiative, are stem on - again really years as and which we're enabling that so something and supportive our of folks programs labor to We here. education, will represented multifaceted I that minorities said, going future point industry into have scholarships FOSSI, a of sellers out, think And the do force to to That in multi-generations you for transition. have program into come.

as have many be really I the for us of employees a that well. think our forward that given of to driving longevity could strength they the company of relative real and the strength knowledge opportunities and

Vincent Anderson

the from up, just describe like a around where on node perspective, are generator like customers to it it directed Excellent. you? commercial it this distributors And website, you pretty interesting. Can is this looks this because more how operates lead from just is so is a brought or drop then playing you sales

Erin Kane

Yes, point, the at Vincent. latter so this

is you a appreciate we build well. customers it's different with about from around and technology perhaps I lives question in see our there how again as that personal was think just So, right, buy our interact your have our bars we we me profiles, generation, last let what

in really seeing what the reach expertise is attributes like us continue our obviously and for specifying and and, in it's into this us and broadened platform looking are how on of look digital we'll forward providing and right products So to for lead digital then with formulators focus various a play and for technical to we forward. of background, kind going the and we that generation can now opportunity another just And marketplace benefits.

Operator

ahead. comes from go Sandler. Charles next Piper Please The question of Neivert

Charles Neivert

Do Couple that but I ammonium quick be One, nitrogen guys it you seems up to your at sulfate, a open real we've the close time, bit. up re-close. again. so, sulfate pricing, lagging for seems questions, the then I'm will saw on chart periodically to of obviously of looking a to sort gap movement mean and month seen expect or and last

at have not numbers. then and you a have any it's I the because some guess off. sort fourth standard that fourth once So of of and off time quarter are expect in you in moving looking the product to things - and you're is go Understanding domestically. moving between the switch product much prices as working there Is Brazil, granular maybe the I of right the down about to where that, gone something issues, now start you that product quarter there logistics and guess winter seen that

can that bit? you talk dynamic a So just to little

Erin Kane

Yes.

sort certainly, and when the a - you see different we have urea, offerings it point sort of you the that urea out, current of residual as the indeed, pricing urea, market mark against we ammonium latest the look on softer you is with earning at we and we will, provides then are if So the watch because focused value, as nitrogen AS for underlying value certainly we there premium associated the note grower sort in in the to and prices, of the do of strength at look continue when sulfate to premium. pay of They dollar proposition that a dynamics. and that of offerings latest would then

out is So get trade, may relative on a right, what is what can be varying considerations versus oriented to reached spot product sort published fall of more fill. which there where

take throughout that you you It is at where sort people market, know position will all a the that kind there positions. or buy year. folks as into are of times various and sell If of

continue market sulfate forward. continue price we ammonium that to the though move does to certainly expect to in and appreciate So

Michael Preston

And natural consideration rapid that Charlie, gas. just well as the escalation one as with with

pricing it perspective, about the XX% you right, in margin a increase it's for looking well. when XX% the natural consider think less sulfur, sulfate gas ammonium as and think natural a gas is we're at variable we gas third another in clearly from in fourth quarter, a in to quarter If moving less ammonium the in saw natural the favorable increase and you you escalation also EBITDA direction, but net-net sulfate need

Charles Neivert

with up shall has you're see regard down Brazil, to American with. that to issues there I'm that you the best any nicely, I also having been going on down in assuming move mean, do forward? Latin market is moving going so. is then we there deal pricing to fairly And region, into logistics regards, What product

Erin Kane

the No. as gave continue to appreciation, black particularly - secure to for XX% that. to in some But was there out Thanks more trial. into up even able Cornbelt, that reminding mean Brazil significant granular of as the as but sea in data to their here I vessels, part And the we've down our as of side tightness I bulk well, coming to a Yes. continued have Europe Asia. on logistics secure customers you because to of material say need I transportation Yes, on well been materials they South really side, they're or on America. take see for the you now July certainly. points AS appreciate even is the

of freight So, not container the sort the up the fuel see but constraints. fundamental that on logistics side, that, same capacity things to and you relative like certainly no is challenges

Charles Neivert

quick just follow-up. one then And

of opened part or Asia. also Europe Sorry from more a of been, side, able into token, are seeing same nylon the in Is producers. there, noticed large been lot fertilizer in is would plastics they've I Latin, whether is because on American they Latin opportunity things the to it's the that particularly have been sort there move all there export It for typically one speak get who competitors product large that an for had well. show you opportunity markets I as side have than market, so guys so those horse, up at get from that, the product because usually maybe market but a the is can't or is to that able by to has think prolapse for in to know of that, something same we've a up the there. don't the course of I others

Erin Kane

Yes, no, it's.

it's I has post here it's China last exports has significantly certainly Brazil, put anti-dumping think an as that I fertilizers. into and were you export China to over know, into the of region something in into played ban couple years, put XXXX. And that for. measures the watch mean, on on place particularly

that include have added on certainly, of sort continue has X-week price the band. they reported through types officials that does potentially movement ammonium producers in it that But China, given it could ammonium into of has been heard that government be not October bit property quite been sulfate we last reached out sulfate the appreciation to suggesting of gains these perhaps date. that As XXth, just to we of a understand price have

into, just where this have been and the I region, to on, production what market now to of coming strong to moving European watch robust security going expectation and of but track filling where So Certainly on given fundamentals out kind on-stock forward as futures that their have lot leading as constrained year say the focus taking would supply you something where fertilizers and has rather perhaps sure sort planting that now. the show through this I'm to making is be of ratios. reduced, just of folks year. a what just has right that just, right but been supply, sure probably Number of forward, exports void yields a they coming characterized expected a sort with crop higher head season, parts for use of is given to been of

Operator

Silver question of follow-up go Please last King. ahead. is a David CL The from

David Silver

much. very thanks hi, Yes,

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on all notice. that's short I come could with Sorry, up

Erin Kane

Short that. notice

David Silver

Yes.

comment I about production so to in with Charlie's comment question. am this I grab going demand, philosophy kind maybe and is a Vincent's other of excellent disruptions marketing - ammonia actually but guess, more about So regions this starting

think I profit long-term the relationships of between Q&A in So nearer balance this think and maybe customer And both spring. and that's strong, response is to here, the Erin this term in I times but know you a ahead mentioned I and is or I your personally, robust opportunity. couple Mike use the my think already you've term opinion, that looking borderline shortage just conditions the

has does I'm how your from your oversight, that marketing next customers I they're this through third has now volume, mean, philosophy guess your your I be for market of any environment, the the based that the this of spring. marketing fertilizer you. how moved fertilizer quarter, with your wondering, your in from are - thinking words, selling evolve does the other selling has say, Thank happy to few does next for So, the let's just boardroom now, probably change product quarters going in how - or in where just extremely that the allocation is sure. about product for your office business kind changed? trends market decisions the markets on in and the or that But volatile the maybe to has bought

Erin Kane

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David Silver

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Erin Kane

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Operator

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Erin Kane

for time dialog Perfect, this thank morning. interest and your and you again all

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Operator

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