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Jul 29

Kraton Corporation Announces Second Quarter 2021 Results

HOUSTONJuly 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Kraton Corporation (NYSE: KRA), a leading global sustainable producer of specialty polymers and high-value biobased products derived from pine wood pulping co-products, announces financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2021.

“We are pleased with our financial results for the second quarter of 2021, which were in line with our overall expectations. On a consolidated basis, second quarter Adjusted EBITDA was $61.8 million, and while this was down $7.7 million compared to the second quarter of 2020, during the quarter, we incurred costs of $16.9 million associated with a significant statutory turnaround at our Berre, France, site, that occurs approximately every six years. Excluding the $16.9 million of turnaround costs, Adjusted EBITDA would have been up compared to the year ago quarter. During the second quarter of 2021, continued favorability in global demand contributed to a strong rebound in sales volume in both our Polymer and Chemical segments, compared to the second quarter of 2020, in which demand was adversely impacted by COVID-19. Thus far in 2021, we have successfully implemented price increases intended to address inflation in raw materials and transportation and logistics costs. While inflation in raw material costs continued to be a factor in the second quarter of 2021, partially offsetting the benefit of higher sales volume and higher average selling prices achieved thus far, we continue to actively address inflationary pressures through price increases, consistent with our Price Right strategy. As such, we expect further price realization and margin improvement in the second half of this year,” said Kevin M. Fogarty, Kraton’s President and Chief Executive Officer. …

Source: Kraton Corporation

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