Tronox Authorizes Stock Repurchase, Regular Quarterly Dividend And 5-For-1 Stock Split
In addition, the Board declared a dividend of
The Board also approved a 5-to-1 stock split in which holders of record of Class A and B shares at the close of business on
"While we have considered issuing a special dividend as a way to return capital to shareholders, we believe our stock is undervalued at the present trading levels and therefore the best use of corporate resources is to invest in ourselves at these prices by repurchasing our shares," said
Although the share repurchase program does not include a specific timetable or price targets and may be suspended or terminated at any time, the company expects the program to involve purchases of up to
Regarding second quarter operating trends,
Casey noted: "Following the
The company also announced that it intends to schedule investor presentations in
Tronox is a global leader in the production and marketing of titanium bearing mineral sands and titanium dioxide pigment. Through the integration of its pigment and mineral sands business, the company provides its customers a dependable supply of brightening solutions for a variety of end uses. For more information, visit http://www.tronox.com.
FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS
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Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information
To provide investors and others with additional information regarding Tronox Limited's operating results, we have disclosed in this press release certain non-GAAP financial measures, including adjusted EBITDA, excluding restructuring cost. These non-GAAP financial measures are a supplement to, and not a substitute for or superior to, the company's results presented in accordance with US GAAP. The non-GAAP financial measures presented by the company may be different than non-GAAP financial measures presented by other companies. The non-GAAP financial measures are provided to enhance the user's overall understanding of the company's operating performance. Specifically, the company believes the non-GAAP information provides useful measures to investors regarding the company's financial performance by excluding certain costs and expenses that the company believes are not indicative of its core operating results, as well as the impact of fresh-start accounting. The presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures are not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for results or guidance prepared and presented in accordance with US GAAP.
Management believes these non-GAAP financial measures:
- Reflect Tronox Limited's ongoing business in a manner that allows for meaningful period-to-period comparison and analysis of trends in its business, as they exclude expenses that are not reflective of ongoing operating results;
- Provide useful information to investors and others in understanding and evaluating Tronox Limited's operating results and future prospects in the same manner as management and in comparing financial results across accounting periods;
- Provide additional view of the operating performance of the company by adding interest expenses, taxes, depreciation and amortization to the net income. Further adjustments due to fresh-start accounting, and stock-based compensation charges attempt to exclude items that are either non-cash or non-recurring in nature; and
- Enable investors to assess the company's compliance with financial covenants under its debt instruments. Tronox Limited's term loan has maintenance financial covenants that use EBITDA as part of the measures, e.g., consolidated leverage ratio, which is a ratio of indebtedness to consolidated EBITDA; and consolidated interest coverage ratio which is a ratio of consolidated EBITDA to interest expenses.
- In addition, adjusted EBITDA, excluding restructuring expenses, is one of the primary measures management uses for planning and budgeting processes and to monitor and evaluate financial and operating results. Adjusted EBITDA is not a recognized term under GAAP and does not purport to be an alternative to measures of our financial performance as determined in accordance with GAAP, such as net income (loss). Because other companies may calculate EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA differently than Tronox, EBITDA may not be, and adjusted EBITDA as presented in this release is not, comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies.
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