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Advansix Reports Q4 EPS Of $2.31 Including Items

6:30am EST

Feb 23 (Reuters) - Advansix Inc ::ADVANSIX ANNOUNCES FOURTH QUARTER AND FULL YEAR 2017 FINANCIAL RESULTS.Q4 SALES ROSE 43 PERCENT TO $370 MILLION.Q4 EARNINGS PER SHARE $2.31 INCLUDING ITEMS.4Q17 EARNINGS PER SHARE OF $2.31, INCLUDES $1.71 ONE-TIME NET TAX BENEFIT.2017 TAX ACT EXPECTED TO HAVE FAVORABLE IMPACT ON NET INCOME AND CASH FLOW.2018 ESTIMATED EFFECTIVE TAX RATE OF APPROXIMATELY 25%.ADVANSIX - SEES ABOUT $30 MILLION UNFAVORABLE IMPACT TO PRE-TAX INCOME IN 1Q 2018 DUE TO WEATHER-RELATED TEMPORARY PRODUCTION ISSUE AT HOPEWELL FACILITY.CAPITAL EXPENDITURES EXPECTED TO BE $110 TO $120 MILLION FOR FULL YEAR 2018.COMPANY RECORDED AN APPROXIMATELY $53 MILLION ONE-TIME NET TAX BENEFIT IN Q4 OF 2017 TO REFLECT TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT.QTRLY DILUTED EPS EXCLUDING ONE-TIME NET TAX BENEFIT $0.60.

Huntsman Corp Reports Q4 Qtrly Diluted Income Per Share Of $1

6:00am EST

Feb 23 (Reuters) - Huntsman Corp ::HUNTSMAN ANNOUNCES STRONG FOURTH QUARTER 2017 RESULTS; NET LEVERAGE REDUCED TO 1.4X; THE BOARD APPROVES A 30% DIVIDEND INCREASE AND SHARE REPURCHASES OF UP TO $450 MILLION.Q4 REVENUE $2.203 BILLION.QTRLY DILUTED INCOME PER SHARE WAS $1.00.QTRLY ADJUSTED DILUTED INCOME PER SHARE WAS $0.76.EXPECT TO SPEND APPROXIMATELY $325 MILLION ON CAPITAL EXPENDITURES IN 2018."EXPECT TO GENERATE BETWEEN $450 MILLION AND $650 MILLION OF FREE CASH FLOW IN THE UPCOMING YEARS".EFFECTIVE FEB 7, 2018, BOARD APPROVED AN INCREASE IN QUARTERLY PER SHARE DIVIDEND FROM $0.125 TO $0.1625.TO REPURCHASE UP TO $400 MILLION IN SHARES OF COMMON STOCK IN ADDITION TO $50 MILLION REMAINING UNDER SEPT 2015 SHARE REPURCHASE AUTHORIZATION.Q4 EARNINGS PER SHARE VIEW $0.66, REVENUE VIEW $2.10 BILLION -- THOMSON REUTERS I/B/E/S.DURING 3 MONTHS ENDED DEC 31, 2017, RECORDED INCOME TAX BENEFIT OF $14 MILLION VERSUS INCOME TAX EXPENSE OF $44 MILLION DURING SAME PERIOD IN 2016.

Venator Announces Fourth Quarter Q4 EPS of $0.64

6:00am EST

Feb 23 (Reuters) - Venator Materials Plc ::VENATOR ANNOUNCES FOURTH QUARTER AND FULL YEAR 2017 RESULTS; REPORTS STRONG EARNINGS AND CASH GENERATION.Q4 ADJUSTED EARNINGS PER SHARE $0.61.Q4 EARNINGS PER SHARE $0.64.Q4 REVENUE $528 MILLION.DUE TO 2017 TAX ACT, OTHER INCOME FOR QUARTER, YEAR ENDED DEC 31, 2017 INCREASED BY $34 MILLION.Q4 EARNINGS PER SHARE VIEW $0.59, REVENUE VIEW $543.3 MILLION -- THOMSON REUTERS I/B/E/S.

Sika AG FY 2017 sales reaching CHF 6,248.3 mln

Thursday, 22 Feb 2018 11:00pm EST

Feb 22 (Reuters) - Sika AG ::SIKA ACHIEVES RECORD RESULTS IN 2017.FY 2017 SALES REACHING CHF 6,248.3 MILLION​.FY 2017 NET PROFIT GREW TO CHF 649.0 MILLION.FY ‍EBIT INCREASED TO CHF 896.3 MILLION, UP 12.7%​.FOR ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF APRIL 17, BOARD PROPOSING 15.6% INCREASE IN GROSS DIVIDEND TO CHF 111 PER BEARER SHARE, CHF 18.50 PER REGISTERED SHARE.‍FOR 2018 BUSINESS YEAR SIKA IS ANTICIPATING AN INCREASE IN SALES OF MORE THAN 10%​.‍SALES IN EMEA REGION (EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST, AFRICA) INCREASED BY 7.5% IN LOCAL CURRENCIES IN 2017 (PREVIOUS YEAR: 4.6%)​.UNKNOWN OUTCOME OF SAINT-GOBAIN'S HOSTILE TAKEOVER ATTEMPT REMAINS AN ELEMENT OF UNCERTAINTY FOR THE FUTURE.‍ IN 2017 AT 18.4%, NORTH AMERICA REGION POSTED STRONGEST GROWTH (PREVIOUS YEAR: 7.8%), OF WHICH 8.5% WAS THROUGH ACQUISITIONS​.

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