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2013.07.31
Dow Corning Reports Sales and Profits for First Half of 2013


Dow Corning Corp. today announced sales of $2.69 billion and net income of $149 million for the first half of 2013. Dow Corning's year-to-date sales and adjusted net income were down 13 percent and 9 percent, respectively, compared to 2012. Adjusted net income for 2013 excluded restructuring expenses.

Additional information about Dow Corning's financial results:

Second Quarter Results

  • Sales were $1.43 billion, 9 percent lower than last year's second quarter.
  • Q2 silicones segment sales were up nearly 6 percent compared to Q1.
  • Polysilicon sales volume and prices remained challenged by industry oversupply.
  • Adjusted net income was $107 million, 11 percent lower than last year's second quarter.

Year-to-Date Results

  • Sales were $2.69 billion, 13 percent lower than last year.
  • Adjusted net income was $174 million, 9 percent lower than last year.
 Q2 2013Q2 2012% Change20132012% Change
Sales (in billions)$1.43$1.57-9%$2.69$3.09-13%
Net income (in millions)$87$121-28%$149$192-22%
Adjusted net income* (in millions)$107$121-11%$174$192-9%
* Adjusted net income is a non-GAAP financial measure which excludes certain unusual items. The reconciliation between non-GAAP and GAAP measures is shown in the Consolidated Statement of Operations linked below.

View Second Quarter Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (PDF)

Comments from Dow Corning's Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer J. Donald Sheets  (PDF):

  • "Significant oversupply and high raw materials costs continued to challenge the performance of our silicones segment in the first half of the year. We did see a quarter over quarter increase in the second quarter for a number of our high-value, differentiated silicone-based products. We are confident that our product portfolio, two-brand strategy, and talented team are well positioned to help our silicones business return to the trajectory of growth we expect."
  • "Hemlock Semiconductor's performance began to stabilize in the second quarter as a result of the actions the company has taken in recent months. Polysilicon prices and volumes remain significantly down as the solar industry deals with excess capacity and awaits resolution of the global trade disputes."
  • "In the first half of the year, we made some tough decisions to reduce Dow Corning's cost structure to enable us to continue to invest in developing innovative products that bring value to both our customers and to Dow Corning. While we have a tough road in front of us, we're confident that our strategy – backed by our strong financial position – will enable us to return to a path of growth."

About Dow Corning
Dow Corning (dowcorning.com) provides performance-enhancing solutions to serve the diverse needs of more than 25,000 customers worldwide. A global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, Dow Corning offers more than 7,000 products and services via the company's Dow Corning® and XIAMETER® brands. Dow Corning is equally owned by The Dow Chemical Company and Corning, Incorporated. More than half of Dow Corning's annual sales are outside the United States.

About Hemlock Semiconductor Group
Hemlock Semiconductor Group (Hemlock Semiconductor) is comprised of several joint venture companies among Dow Corning Corporation, Shin-Etsu Handotai, and Mitsubishi Materials Corporation. Hemlock Semiconductor is a leading provider of polycrystalline silicon and other silicon-based products used in the manufacturing of semiconductor devices, and solar cells and modules. Hemlock Semiconductor began its operations in 1961.


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