Valvoline Inc. Reports Third Quarter Fiscal 2017 Results in Line with Guidance

August 01, 2017

Valvoline Instant Oil ChangeSM (VIOC) system-wide same-store sales (SSS) grow 7.9 percent, Core North America premium mix increases 350 basis points and International volume grows 5 percent

  • Reported net income of $56 million, reported earnings per diluted share (EPS) of $0.27; adjusted EPS of $0.34 which excludes $13 million of after-tax separation costs
  • Reported operating income of $104 million; EBITDA from operating segments (Core North America, Quick Lubes and International) of $112 million, exceeding the company's quarterly guidance
  • Lubricant volume up slightly from prior year at 46 million gallons
  • VIOC system-wide same-store sales growth of 7.9 percent
  • Repurchased 2.2 million shares for $50 million
  • Narrows full-year adjusted EPS guidance to $1.37-$1.40 and raises free cash flow guidance to $160-$180 million
  • Announces intention to make a $400 million voluntary contribution to its U.S. qualified pension plan

LEXINGTON, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Valvoline Inc. (NYSE: VVV), a leading supplier of premium branded lubricants and automotive services, today reported financial results for the third fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2017. The third quarter was highlighted by the final separation from Ashland on May 12, 2017, when Ashland distributed all of its 170 million share ownership in ValvolineTM to its shareholders.

Valvoline delivered EBITDA from operating segments of $112 million, higher than the company's guidance for the quarter. These better than expected results were driven by strong SSS in VIOC, growth in premium product mix and continued volume gains in international markets.

Rising base oil costs were a headwind during the quarter; however, pricing and other actions have been implemented to offset these increases. The company expects to see unit margin improvement in the fourth quarter with the full benefit of these actions realized by the start of the new fiscal year. EBITDA from operating segments declined $8 million as compared to the prior year period, with benefits from volume and mix offset by increased raw material costs and increased SG&A, partially due to stand-alone public company costs.

Adjusted third-quarter earnings excluded $13 million of after-tax separation costs. Prior-year results had no adjusting items. Diluted EPS was $0.27 and adjusted EPS for the quarter was $0.34. The weighted average diluted shares outstanding of 204 million reflect both the repurchase of shares during the quarter and Valvoline stock-based compensation awards that previously were to be settled in Ashland shares.

All comparisons in this news release are versus the third quarter of fiscal year 2016, unless otherwise stated. To aid in the understanding of Valvoline's ongoing business performance, certain items are presented on an adjusted basis. For a reconciliation of non-GAAP measures (which are defined in the paragraph "Use of Non-GAAP Measures"), refer to tables 4, 7, 8 and 9 in this news release.

"The quarter reflected solid execution against a number of our core priorities, namely strong same-store sales growth for VIOC, solid volume gains in International, and continued premium penetration and DIY market share growth in Core North America. In addition, we demonstrated our commitment to disciplined capital management by returning excess capital to shareholders through the repurchase of Valvoline shares," said Chief Executive Officer Sam Mitchell.

"I continue to be confident in our ability to protect unit margins and fully expect to see progress in Q4, positioning us well across our operating segments as we enter the new fiscal year."

Operating Segment Results

Core North America

  • Lubricant volume declined 3% to 25.8 million gallons, branded volume increased 1%
  • Branded premium mix increased 350 basis points to 45.0%
  • Operating income and EBITDA each declined $10 million, to $48 million and $52 million respectively

Core North America branded volumes grew 1 percent in the quarter, offset by the decline of lower-margin non-branded business that led to the overall volume decrease for the segment. The lag between raw material cost increases and planned price increases had a significant year-over-year impact on the segment's profitability with a favorable impact in prior year and a negative impact this year. This lag, along with planned increases in SG&A, contributed to the decline in EBITDA.

The segment continued to drive growth of premium product sales with premium mix increasing 350 basis points to 45.0 percent of branded volume. This increase was the result of Valvoline's share gains in the DIY channel as well as a general industry trend toward premium products.

Quick Lubes

  • VIOC SSS increased 7.9% overall, 6.9% for company-owned and 8.3% for franchised stores
  • Operating income grew 6% to $34 million, EBITDA grew 11% to $40 million
  • VIOC ended the quarter with 1,113 stores overall, an increase of 5 during the period and 58 over prior year

The Quick Lubes operating segment had another strong quarter overall, reflecting continuous improvements to the company's retail model. Growth in SSS was due primarily to an increase in the number of transactions during the quarter. The increase was driven by strong store-level execution, the continued strengthening of existing marketing programs and the launch of an advertising campaign focused on new customer acquisition.

Volume and EBITDA growth were driven by same-store sales and the addition of 58 net new stores.

International

  • Lubricant volume grew 5% to 14.6 million gallons, 7% including unconsolidated joint ventures
  • Operating income and EBITDA each declined $2 million, to $18 million and $20 million, respectively

The International operating segment continued its trend of volume growth across both emerging and mature markets, the result of ongoing market penetration from a combination of channel development, brand building and improved product and service offerings in key markets.

Segment EBITDA was impacted by the negative price-cost lag effect year over year from rising raw material costs as well as planned increases in SG&A.

Balance Sheet and Cash Flow

  • Total debt of $733 million
  • Net debt of $601 million
  • Year-to-date cash provided by operating activities was $157 million, which includes cash interest and pension contributions attributable to the new capital structure in fiscal 2017.

Pension Contribution

Valvoline is taking action to reduce risk and long-term volatility of its underfunded pension obligations by making an approximate $400 million voluntary contribution to its U.S. qualified pension plan. Debt will be issued to pay for the funding. Overall, the amount of balance sheet obligations will not change.

A contribution at this time is a strategic opportunity based on the current interest rate environment, scheduled Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) premium rate increases and potential future changes to the U.S. tax code. The cost savings related to lower PBGC premiums makes this transaction net-present value positive.

Fiscal 2017 Outlook

The company has narrowed or revised a few of its key guidance metrics for fiscal year 2017. Valvoline now anticipates diluted adjusted EPS of $1.37-$1.40, which includes one penny due to additional interest expense attributable to the planned debt issuance to fund the pension contribution. The free cash flow guidance increases to $160-$180 million, including the cash tax benefit of the pension funding. Full-year EBITDA from operating segments is now expected to be $444-$450 million.

"As we finish up fiscal 2017, I am pleased with the performance of the business," Mitchell said. "We've faced significant raw material cost increases since the beginning of the calendar year, but our teams have delivered against our earnings expectations and we plan to end the fourth quarter in line with our full-year earnings guidance.”

                                     
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

Updated Outlook

               

Prior Outlook

Operating Segments                                    
Lubricant gallons                 No change                 3-5%
Revenues                 No change                 4-7%
New stores                                    
VIOC company-owned                

30
29 acquired, 1 new build

               

31-33

28 acquired, 3-5 new
builds

VIOC franchised                 25-35                 15-25
VIOC same-store sales                 No change                 5-7%
EBITDA from operating segments                 $444-$450 million                 $440-$455 million
Corporate Items                                    
Pension income                 No change                 $70 million

One-time separation-related expenses

                ~ $30 million                 $25-$30 million
Diluted adjusted earnings per share                 $1.37-$1.40                 $1.36-$1.43
Capital expenditures                 No change                 $70-$80 million
Free cash flow                 $160-$180 million                 $130-$150 million
                     

Conference Call Webcast

Valvoline will host a live audio webcast of its third-quarter fiscal 2017 conference call at 11 a.m. ET on Wednesday, August 2, 2017. The webcast and supporting materials will be accessible through Valvoline's website at http://investors.valvoline.com. Following the live event, an archived version of the webcast and supporting materials will be available for 12 months.

Initial Public Offering (IPO) and Basis of Presentation

In September 2016, in connection with the IPO, Ashland Inc. contributed the capital stock of its business unit Valvoline to Valvoline Inc. Prior to this time, Ashland held substantially all of the assets and liabilities related to Valvoline’s current business.

The financial statements for periods presented prior to the IPO were prepared on a stand-alone basis, derived from Ashland’s consolidated financial statements and accounting records using the historical results of operations, and assets and liabilities attributed to Valvoline’s operations, including allocations of expenses from Ashland. For periods following the IPO, Valvoline was transferred various assets and liabilities from Ashland and has been operating as a stand-alone business with arms-length transition service agreements with Ashland. On May 12, 2017, Ashland distributed all of its remaining interest in Valvoline to Ashland stockholders, marking the completion of Valvoline's separation from Ashland.

Our consolidated and segment results for periods prior to the IPO are not necessarily indicative of our future performance and do not reflect what our financial performance would have been had we been a stand-alone public company during the periods presented.

Use of Non-GAAP Measures

Valvoline has included within this news release several non-GAAP measures, on both a consolidated and reportable segment basis, which are not defined within U.S. GAAP and do not purport to be alternatives to net income or cash flows from operating activities as a measure of operating performance or cash flows. The following are the non-GAAP measures management has included and how management defines them:

  • EBITDA, which management defines as net income, plus income tax expense (benefit), net interest and other financing expenses, and depreciation and amortization;
  • Adjusted EBITDA, which management defines as EBITDA adjusted for losses (gains) on pension and other postretirement plans remeasurement, net gain (loss) on acquisitions and divestitures, impairment of equity investment, restructuring, other income and (expense) and other items (which can include costs related to the Separation from Ashland, pro forma impact of significant acquisitions or divestitures, or restructuring costs);
  • Free cash flow, which management defines as operating cash flows less capital expenditures and certain other adjustments as applicable; and
  • Adjusted net income, which management defines as net income adjusted for certain key items impacting comparability and adjusted earnings per share which calculates earnings per share using adjusted net income.

These measures are not prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP, contain management’s best estimates of cost allocations and shared resource costs. Management believes the use of non-GAAP measures on a consolidated and reportable segment basis assists investors in understanding the ongoing operating performance of Valvoline’s business by presenting comparable financial results between periods. The non-GAAP information provided is used by Valvoline’s management and may not be comparable to similar measures disclosed by other companies, because of differing methods used by other companies in calculating EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, free cash flow and Adjusted net income. EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, free cash flow and Adjusted net income provide a supplemental presentation of Valvoline’s operating performance on a consolidated and reportable segment basis.

Adjusted EBITDA generally includes adjustments for unusual, non-operational or restructuring-related activities. Valvoline’s condensed consolidated financial statements include actuarial gains and losses for defined benefit pension and other postretirement benefit plans recognized annually in the fourth quarter of each fiscal year and whenever a plan is determined to qualify for a remeasurement during a fiscal year. Actuarial gains and losses occur when actual experience differs from the estimates used to allocate the change in value of pension and other postretirement benefit plans to expense throughout the year or when assumptions change, as they may each year. Significant factors that can contribute to the recognition of actuarial gains and losses include changes in discount rates used to remeasure pension and other postretirement obligations on an annual basis or upon a qualifying remeasurement, differences between actual and expected returns on plan assets and other changes in actuarial assumptions, for example the life expectancy of plan participants. Management believes Adjusted EBITDA, which includes the expected return on pension plan assets and excludes both the actual return on pension plan assets and the impact of actuarial gains and losses, provides investors with a meaningful supplemental presentation of Valvoline’s operating performance. Management believes these actuarial gains and losses are primarily financing activities that are more reflective of changes in current conditions in global financial markets (and in particular interest rates) that are not directly related to the underlying business and that do not have an immediate, corresponding impact on the compensation and benefits provided to eligible employees and retirees.

Management uses free cash flow as an additional non-GAAP metric of cash flow generation. By deducting capital expenditures, management is able to provide a better indication of the ongoing cash being generated that is ultimately available for both debt and equity holders as well as other investment opportunities. Unlike cash flow from operating activities, free cash flow includes the impact of capital expenditures, providing a more complete picture of cash generation. Free cash flow has certain limitations, including that it does not reflect adjustments for certain non-discretionary cash flows, such as allocated costs and mandatory debt repayments. The amount of mandatory versus discretionary expenditures can vary significantly between periods.

Valvoline’s results of operations are presented based on Valvoline’s management structure and internal accounting practices. The structure and practices are specific to Valvoline; therefore, Valvoline’s financial results, EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted net income and free cash flow are not necessarily comparable with similar information for other comparable companies. EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted net income and free cash flow each have limitations as an analytical tool and should not be considered in isolation from, or as an alternative to, or more meaningful than, net income and cash flows provided from operating activities as determined in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Because of these limitations, you should rely primarily on net income and cash flows provided from operating activities as determined in accordance with U.S. GAAP and use EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted net income and free cash flow only as supplements. In evaluating EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted net income and free cash flow, you should be aware that in the future Valvoline may incur expenses similar to those for which adjustments are made in calculating EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted net income and free cash flow. Valvoline’s presentation of EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted net income and free cash flow should not be construed as a basis to infer that Valvoline’s future results will be unaffected by unusual or non-recurring items.

About ValvolineTM

Valvoline Inc. (NYSE: VVV) is a leading worldwide producer and distributor of premium-branded automotive, commercial and industrial lubricants, and automotive chemicals. Valvoline ranks as the #2 quick-lube chain by number of stores and #3 passenger car motor oil brand in the DIY market by volume in the United States. The brand operates and franchises more than 1,070 Valvoline Instant Oil ChangeSM centers in the United States. It also markets ValvolineTM lubricants and automotive chemicals; MaxLifeTM lubricants created for higher-mileage engines, SynPowerTM synthetic motor oil; and ZerexTM antifreeze. Visit www.valvoline.com to learn more.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, contained in the news release, including statements regarding our industry, position, goals, strategy, operations, financial position, revenues, estimated costs, prospects, margins, profitability, capital expenditures, liquidity, capital resources, dividends, plans and objectives of management are forward-looking statements. Valvoline has identified some of these forward-looking statements with words such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “expects,” “estimates,” “is likely,” “predicts,” “projects,” “forecasts,” “may,” “will,” “should” and “intends” and the negative of these words or other comparable terminology. In addition, Valvoline™ may, from time to time, make forward-looking statements in its annual report, quarterly reports and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), news releases and other written and oral communications. These forward-looking statements are based on Valvoline’s current expectations and assumptions regarding, as of the date such statements are made, Valvoline’s future operating performance and financial condition, including Valvoline’s future financial and operating performance, strategic and competitive advantages, leadership and future opportunities, as well as the economy and other future events or circumstances. Valvoline’s expectations and assumptions include, without limitation, internal forecasts and analyses of current and future market conditions and trends, management plans and strategies, operating efficiencies and economic conditions (such as prices, supply and demand, cost of raw materials, and the ability to recover raw material cost increases through price increases), and risks and uncertainties associated with the following: demand for Valvoline’s products and services; sales growth in emerging markets; the prices and margins of Valvoline’s products and services; the strength of Valvoline’s reputation and brand; Valvoline’s ability to develop and successfully market new products; Valvoline’s ability to retain its largest customers; achievement of the expected benefits of Valvoline's separation from Ashland; Valvoline’s substantial indebtedness (including the possibility that such indebtedness and related restrictive covenants may adversely affect Valvoline’s future cash flows, results of operations, financial condition and Valvoline’s ability to repay debt) and other liabilities; operating as a stand-alone public company; failure, caused by Valvoline, of Ashland's distribution of Valvoline common stock to Ashland shareholders to qualify for tax-free treatment, which may result in significant tax liabilities to Ashland for which Valvoline may be required to indemnify Ashland; and the impact of acquisitions and/or divestitures Valvoline has made or may make (including the possibility that Valvoline may not realize the anticipated benefits from such transactions or difficulties with integration). These forward-looking statements are also subject to the risks and uncertainties affecting Valvoline that are described in its most recent Form 10-K (including in Item 1A Risk Factors and “Use of estimates, risks and uncertainties” in Note 2 of Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements) filed with the SEC, which is available on Valvoline’s website at http://investors.valvoline.com/sec-filings. In light of these risks, uncertainties and assumptions, the forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this news release may not occur, and actual results could differ materially and adversely from those anticipated or implied in the forward-looking statements.

You should not rely upon forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. Although Valvoline believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, Valvoline cannot guarantee that the expectations reflected herein will be achieved. In light of the significant uncertainties in these forward-looking statements, you should not regard these statements as a representation or warranty by Valvoline or any other person that Valvoline will achieve its objectives and plans in any specified time frame, or at all. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this news release. Except as required by law, Valvoline assumes no obligation to update or revise these forward-looking statements for any reason, even if new information becomes available in the future.

All forward-looking statements attributable to Valvoline are expressly qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements as well as others made in this news release and hereafter in Valvoline’s other SEC filings and public communications. You should evaluate all forward-looking statements made by Valvoline in the context of these risks and uncertainties.

Financial results are preliminary until Valvoline's Form 10-Q is filed with the SEC.

TM Trademark, Valvoline or its subsidiaries, registered in various countries
SM Service mark, Valvoline or its subsidiaries, registered in various countries

Valvoline Inc. and Consolidated Subsidiaries       Table 1
STATEMENTS OF CONSOLIDATED INCOME
(In millions except per share data - preliminary and unaudited)
                   
Three months ended Nine months ended
June 30 June 30
2017 2016 2017 2016
 
Sales $ 534 $ 499 $ 1,537 $ 1,435
Cost of sales (a) 337   300   957   868  
GROSS PROFIT 197 199 580 567
Selling, general and administrative expense (b) 100 93 292 273
Pension and other postretirement plan non-service income and remeasurement adjustments, net (17 ) (2 ) (60 ) (3 )
Separation costs 15 27
Equity and other income (5 ) (5 ) (20 ) (16 )
OPERATING INCOME 104 113 341 313
Net interest and other financing expense 10 28
Net loss on acquisition       (1 )
INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES 94 113 313 312
Income tax expense 38   38   114   104  
NET INCOME $ 56   $ 75   $ 199   $ 208  
 
 
NET EARNINGS PER SHARE (c)
BASIC $ 0.27   $ 0.44   $ 0.97   $ 1.22  
DILUTED $ 0.27   $ 0.44   $ 0.97   $ 1.22  
 
WEIGHTED AVERAGE COMMON SHARES OUTSTANDING (c)
BASIC 204 170 204 170
DILUTED 204 170 204 170
(a)   Cost of sales includes pension and other postretirement plan non-service income and remeasurement adjustments of approximately $1 million and $2 million of income in the three and nine month periods ended June 30, 2016, respectively.
(b) Includes approximately $19 million and $60 million of corporate expenses allocated from Ashland for the three months and nine months ended June 30, 2016, respectively.
(c) The Company has corrected an immaterial error in the net earnings per share (EPS) calculations for the prior year periods. EPS was originally reported based on a weighted average common shares outstanding of 204.5 million, which reflected both the 170 million shares issued to Ashland in the reorganization as well as the 34.5 million shares issued in the Initial Public Offering (IPO) on September 28, 2016. EPS for the periods prior to and including September 30, 2016 have been revised based on an adjusted weighted average common shares outstanding amount that includes the IPO shares only for the period they were outstanding. The impact of this change resulted in an increase in previously reported EPS of $0.08 and $0.21 for the three month and nine month periods ending June 30, 2016, respectively.
 
Valvoline Inc. and Consolidated Subsidiaries         Table 2
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In millions - preliminary and unaudited)
             

     June 30     

September 30
2017 2016
ASSETS
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents $ 132 $ 172
Accounts receivable 403 363
Inventories 181 139
Other assets 32   56  
Total current assets 748 730
 
Noncurrent assets
Property, plant and equipment
Cost 792 727
Accumulated depreciation 423   403  
Net property, plant and equipment 369   324  
 
Goodwill and intangibles 334 267
Equity method investments 29 26
Deferred income taxes 394 389
Other assets 86   89  
Total noncurrent assets 1,212   1,095  
 
Total assets $ 1,960   $ 1,825  
 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Current liabilities
Short-term debt $ 75 $
Current portion of long-term debt 15 19
Trade and other payables 196 177
Accrued expenses and other liabilities 235   204  
Total current liabilities 521 400
 
Noncurrent liabilities
Long-term debt 643 724
Employee benefit obligations 811 886
Deferred income taxes 2 2
Other liabilities 186   143  
Total noncurrent liabilities 1,642 1,755
 
Stockholders’ deficit (203 ) (330 )
 
Total liabilities and stockholders' deficit $ 1,960   $ 1,825  
 
Valvoline Inc. and Consolidated Subsidiaries         Table 3
STATEMENTS OF CONSOLIDATED CASH FLOWS
(In millions - preliminary and unaudited)
            Nine months ended
June 30
2017 2016
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES
Net income $ 199 $ 208
Adjustments to reconcile net income to cash flows from operating activities
Depreciation and amortization 30 29
Debt issuance cost amortization 2
Equity income from affiliates (10 ) (11 )
Distributions from equity affiliates 7 11
Net loss on acquisition 1
Pension contributions (16 )
Gain on pension and other postretirement plan remeasurements (8 )
Stock-based compensation expense 6
Change in operating assets and liabilities (a) (53 ) (52 )
Total cash provided by operating activities 157 186
 
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES
Additions to property, plant and equipment (43 ) (32 )
Proceeds from disposal of property, plant and equipment 1 1
Acquisitions, net of cash acquired (66 ) (70 )
Other investing activities, net (1 )  
Total cash used in investing activities (109 ) (101 )
 
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES
Net transfers from (to) former parent 5 (85 )
Proceeds from borrowings 75
Repayments on borrowings (87 )
Repurchase of common stock (50 )
Cash dividends paid (30 )  
Total cash used in financing activities (87 ) (85 )
Effect of currency exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents (1 )  
DECREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS (40 )
Cash and cash equivalents - beginning of period 172    
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS - END OF PERIOD $ 132   $  
(a)   Excludes changes resulting from operations acquired or sold.
 
Valvoline Inc. and Consolidated Subsidiaries     Table 4
FINANCIAL INFORMATION BY OPERATING SEGMENT
(In millions - preliminary and unaudited)
  Three months ended
June 30
2017   2016
Sales  

Operating
income

 

Depreciation
and
amortization

  EBITDA Sales  

Operating
income

Depreciation
and
amortization

EBITDA
Core North America $ 258 $ 48 $ 4 $ 52 $ 251 $ 58 $ 4 $ 62
Quick Lubes 139 34 6 40 119 32 4 36
International 137   18   2   20   129   20   2   22
Total operating segments 534 100 12 112 499 110 10 120
Unallocated and other (a)   4     4       3     3
Total results 534   104   12   116   499     113   10   123
Key items:
Separation costs 15 15
Adjustment associated with Ashland tax indemnity   (2 )     (2 )      
Adjusted results $ 534   $ 117     $ 12   $ 129   $ 499   $ 113   $ 10   $ 123
 
Nine months ended
June 30
2017 2016
Sales

Operating
income

Depreciation
and
amortization

EBITDA Sales

Operating
income

Depreciation
and
amortization

EBITDA
Core North America $ 748 $ 156 $ 10 $ 166 $ 740 $ 170 $ 12 $ 182
Quick Lubes 394 94 16 110 332 84 12 96
International 395     56     4     60     363     53     5     58
Total operating segments 1,537 306 30 336 1,435 307 29 336
Unallocated and other (a)   35     35     6     5
Total results 1,537   341   30   371   1,435   313   29   341
Key items:
(Gain) loss on pension and other postretirement plan remeasurements (8 ) (8 ) 5 5
Separation costs 27 27
Adjustment associated with Ashland tax indemnity (2 ) (2 )
Net loss on acquisition               1
Adjusted results $ 1,537   $ 358   $ 30   $ 388   $ 1,435   $ 318   $ 29   $ 347

(a)

 

Unallocated and other includes pension and other postretirement plan non-service income and remeasurement adjustments, separation costs and certain other corporate and non-operational costs.

 
Valvoline Inc. and Consolidated Subsidiaries       Table 5
INFORMATION BY OPERATING SEGMENT
(In millions - preliminary and unaudited)
                     
Three months ended Nine months ended
June 30 June 30
2017 2016 2017 2016
CORE NORTH AMERICA
Lubricant sales (gallons) 25.8 26.7 74.5 76.1
Premium lubricants (percent of U.S. branded volumes) 45.0 % 41.5 % 45.1 % 41.0 %
Gross profit as a percent of sales (a) 38.3 % 42.5 % 40.4 % 42.6 %
QUICK LUBES
Lubricant sales (gallons) 5.6 5.2 16.4 14.6
Premium lubricants (percent of U.S. branded volumes) 60.3 % 56.5 % 59.5 % 56.7 %
Gross profit as a percent of sales (a) 40.2 % 42.3 % 40.0 % 41.6 %
Valvoline operated same-store sales 6.9 % 6.8 % 6.1 % 6.5 %
Franchised same-store sales 8.3 % 8.5 % 7.3 % 8.2 %
INTERNATIONAL
Lubricant sales (gallons) (b) 14.6 13.9 43.2 39.3
Lubricant sales (gallons), including unconsolidated joint ventures 24.4 22.8 71.4 64.4
Premium lubricants (percent of lubricant volumes) 27.7 % 28.2 % 27.2 % 29.1 %
Gross profit as a percent of sales (a) 29.5 % 31.8 % 30.2 % 30.8 %
(a)   Gross profit as a percent of sales is defined as sales, less cost of sales divided by sales.
(b) Excludes volumes from unconsolidated joint ventures.
 
Valvoline Inc. and Consolidated Subsidiaries         Table 6
QUICK LUBES STORE INFORMATION
(Preliminary and unaudited)
                   
Company-owned

Third
Quarter
2017

Second
Quarter
2017

       

First
Quarter
2017

       

Fourth
Quarter
2016

Third
Quarter
2016

 
Beginning of period 374 347 342 333 331
Opened 1 2
Acquired 28 1
Conversions between company-owned and franchise 9 5 7 1
Closed (1 ) (1 )      
End of period 383   374   347   342   333  
 
Franchise

Third
Quarter
2017

Second
Quarter
2017

First
Quarter
2017

Fourth
Quarter
2016

Third
Quarter
2016

 
Beginning of period 734 729 726 722 721
Opened 6 7 10 12 4
Acquired
Conversions between company-owned and franchise (9 ) (5 ) (7 ) (1 )
Closed (1 ) (2 ) (2 ) (1 ) (2 )
End of period 730   734   729   726   722  
 
Total VIOC Stores 1,113   1,108   1,076   1,068   1,055  
 
Express Care

Third
Quarter
2017

Second
Quarter
2017

First
Quarter
2017

Fourth
Quarter
2016

Third
Quarter
2016

 
Number of locations at end of period 316 313 353 347 341
 
Valvoline Inc. and Consolidated Subsidiaries      

Table 7

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP DATA - NET INCOME AND DILUTED EARNINGS PER SHARE

 

(In millions, except per share data - preliminary and unaudited)
                     
Three months ended Nine months ended
June 30 June 30
2017 2016 2017 2016
 
Reported net income $ 56   $ 75   $ 199   $ 208  
 
Adjustments:
Separation costs 15 27
Adjustment associated with Ashland tax indemnity (2 ) (2 )
(Gain) loss on pension and other postretirement plan remeasurements (8 ) 5
Net loss on acquisition       1  
Total adjustments, pre-tax 13 17 6
Income tax expense of adjustments     (1 ) (2 )
Total adjustments, after tax 13     16   4  
Adjusted net income $ 69   $ 75   $ 215   $ 212  
 
Reported diluted earnings per share (a) $ 0.27 $ 0.44 $ 0.97 $ 1.22
Adjusted diluted earnings per share (a) $ 0.34 $ 0.44 $ 1.05 $ 1.25
 
Weighted average diluted common shares outstanding (a) 204 170 204 170
(a)   The Company has corrected an immaterial error in the net earnings per share (EPS) calculations for the prior year periods. EPS was originally reported based on a weighted average common shares outstanding of 204.5 million, which reflected both the 170 million shares issued to Ashland in the reorganization as well as the 34.5 million shares issued in the Initial Public Offering (IPO) on September 28, 2016. EPS for the periods prior to and including September 30, 2016 have been revised based on an adjusted weighted average common shares outstanding amount that includes the IPO shares only for the period they were outstanding. The impact of this change resulted in an increase in previously reported EPS of $0.08 and $0.21 for the three month and nine month periods ending June 30, 2016, respectively.
 
Valvoline Inc. and Consolidated Subsidiaries     Table 8
RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP DATA - ADJUSTED EBITDA
(In millions - preliminary and unaudited)
        Three months ended       Nine months ended
June 30 June 30
2017     2016 2017 2016
Adjusted EBITDA - Valvoline
Net income $ 56 $ 75 $ 199 $ 208
Add:
Income tax expense 38 38 114 104
Net interest and other financing expense 10 28
Depreciation and amortization 12   10   30   29
EBITDA 116 123 371 341
Key items (a):
Separation costs 15 27
Adjustment associated with tax indemnity with Ashland (2 ) (2 )
(Gain) loss on pension and other postretirement plan remeasurements (8 ) 5
Net loss on acquisition       1
Adjusted EBITDA $ 129   $ 123   $ 388   $ 347
 

(a) All key items were recorded in Unallocated and Other.  The table below reconciles Unallocated and Other operating income to Adjusted EBITDA.

 
Adjusted EBITDA - Unallocated and Other
Operating income $ 4 $ 3 $ 35 $ 6
Add:
Depreciation and amortization      
EBITDA 4 3 35 6
Separation costs 15 27
Adjustment associated with tax indemnity with Ashland (2 ) (2 )
(Gain) loss on pension and other postretirement plan remeasurements (8 ) 5
Net loss on acquisition       1
Adjusted EBITDA $ 17   $ 3   $ 52   $ 12
 
Valvoline Inc. and Consolidated Subsidiaries   Table 9

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP DATA - FREE CASH FLOW

(In millions - preliminary and unaudited)
             
Nine months ended
June 30
Free cash flow (a)         2017 2016
Total cash flows provided by operating activities $ 157 186
Less:
Additions to property, plant and equipment (43 ) (32 )
Free cash flows $ 114   $ 154  
(a) Free cash flow is defined as cash flows provided by operating activities less additions to property, plant and equipment.

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