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Harsco Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2016 Results
  • Q2 GAAP Operating Income of $1 Million, Including Loss Provision in Rail of $40 Million
     
  • Excluding Rail Loss Provision, Operating Income in Q2 of $41 Million; Above Guidance Due to Favorable Performance in Metals & Minerals and Lower Corporate Spending
     
  • Full-Year GAAP Operating Income Expected to be Between $57 Million and $72 Million; Adjusted Operating Income Anticipated Between $105 Million and $120 Million as Compared with Prior Range of $80 Million to $100 Million
     
  • Free Cash Flow Guidance Increased to Between $65 Million and $80 Million as Compared with Prior Range of $50 Million to $70 Million
     
  • Net Debt Reduced to $809 Million and Liquidity Exceeded $220 Million at Quarter-End; Company Now Targeting a Net Leverage Ratio Below 3.0x at Year-End


CAMP HILL, Pa., Aug. 04, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Harsco Corporation (NYSE:HSC) today reported second quarter 2016 results.  On a U.S. GAAP (“GAAP”) basis, second quarter 2016 diluted loss per share from continuing operations was $0.35, which included a loss provision related to the Company's railway maintenance equipment contracts with SBB, the federal railway system in Switzerland.  As previously disclosed, the Company concluded that it will have a loss on its outstanding contracts with SBB, and under generally accepted accounting principles, a loss provision is recorded when determined probable.  Excluding this item, diluted earnings per share from continuing operations in the second quarter of 2016 were $0.15.  This result compares with diluted earnings per share of $0.08 in the second quarter of 2015. 

Operating income from continuing operations for the second quarter of 2016 was $1 million.  Excluding the loss provision, operating income for the second quarter of 2016 was $41 million, which was above the guidance range of $22 million to $27 million provided by the Company.

“We were particularly pleased with the performance of Metals & Minerals in the second quarter,” said President and CEO Nick Grasberger.  “The performance in Metals & Minerals reflects the structural and operational improvements completed over the past two years, strong execution against our key priorities and an improved market environment.  Our second quarter results also benefited from lower than anticipated Corporate costs, and our Industrial business performed well in a challenging economic environment.  As previously announced, our reported results were impacted by the recognition of expected losses on our SBB contracts in Rail.  While we are disappointed with this outcome, our SBB development work is progressing and we expect to begin delivering key components under these contracts during the second-half of the year.”

Grasberger continued, “Looking forward, we expect the internal momentum to continue in our Metals & Minerals segment and believe that our businesses are well positioned to show significant operating leverage as key markets recover.  Accordingly, we have raised our 2016 Outlook for adjusted operating income.  As we enter the second-half of the year, our priorities are unchanged.  We remain focused on achieving meaningful debt reduction during the year and will continue to pursue initiatives to strengthen the market positions and capital returns of our businesses.  Finally, we are committed to rebalancing our business portfolio and realizing the embedded value within our businesses.”

Harsco Corporation—Selected Second Quarter Results

($ in millions, except per share amounts)   Q2 2016   Q2 2015
Revenues   $ 370     $ 456  
Operating income from continuing operations - GAAP   $ 1     $ 36  
Operating margin from continuing operations - GAAP   0.4 %   7.8 %
Diluted EPS from continuing operations   $ (0.35 )   $ 0.08  
Unusual items per diluted share   $ 0.50     $  
Adjusted operating income - excluding unusual items   $ 41     $ 36  
Adjusted operating margin - excluding unusual items   11.2 %   7.8 %
Adjusted diluted EPS from continuing operations - excluding unusual items   $ 0.15     $ 0.08  
Return on invested capital (TTM) - excluding unusual items   6.0 %   6.8 %

Consolidated Second Quarter Operating Results

Total revenues were $370 million, with the decrease attributable to each of the Company’s segments, as expected.  Foreign currency translation negatively affected second quarter 2016 revenues by approximately $13 million.

Operating income from continuing operations for the second quarter of 2016 was $1 million, while operating income from continuing operations excluding the loss provision was $41 million in the second quarter of 2016.  These figures compare with operating income of $36 million in the prior-year quarter.  Excluding the Rail loss provision, the improvement in results in Metals & Minerals in comparison with the same quarter last year more than offset lower earnings in the Industrial and Rail segments.  As a result, operating margin increased by 340 basis points versus the prior-year period excluding the Rail loss provision. 

Foreign currency translation positively impacted operating income by approximately $2 million in this year’s quarter compared with the prior-year quarter.  Also, the Company’s second quarter 2016 earnings included an equity loss of approximately $0.7 million ($0.01 loss per share after tax) from the Brand Energy joint venture.

Second Quarter Business Review

Metals & Minerals

($ in millions)   Q2 2016   Q2 2015   %Change
Revenues   $ 254     $ 294     (14 )%
Operating income - GAAP   $ 31     $ 19     66 %
Operating margin - GAAP   12.2 %   6.3 %    
Customer liquid steel tons (millions)   34.8     40.6     (14 )%

Revenues decreased 14 percent to $254 million, primarily as a result of exiting certain contracts and foreign exchange translation.  Meanwhile, operating income increased 66 percent in comparison with the prior-year as the workforce reductions and other benefits realized under Project Orion, lower overall operating costs and improved profitability for certain Applied Products offset the impact from site exits.  As a result, the segment operating margin improved to 12.2 percent versus 6.3 percent in last year’s second quarter.  There were no unusual items in either period.

Industrial

($ in millions)   Q2 2016   Q2 2015   %Change
Revenues   $ 66     $ 92     (28 )%
Operating income - GAAP   $ 7     $ 14     (49 )%
Operating margin - GAAP   11.0 %   15.7 %    

Revenues declined 28 percent to $66 million, principally due to volume changes in the segment’s heat exchanger business resulting from lower capital spending among U.S. energy customers.  Operating income declined as reduced demand for heat exchangers offset lower selling and administrative costs.  As a result, the segment’s operating margin decreased to 11.0 percent compared with 15.7 percent in the comparable quarter last year.

Rail

($ in millions)   Q2 2016   Q2 2015   %Change
Revenues   $ 50     $ 70     (28 )%
Operating income - GAAP   $ (32 )   $ 11     nmf
Operating margin - GAAP   (63.8 )%   16.4 %    
Adjusted operating income - excluding unusual items   $ 8     $ 11     (29 )%
Adjusted operating margin - excluding unusual items   16.2 %   16.4 %    
nmf=not meaningful            

Revenues decreased 28 percent to $50 million as lower equipment volume offset an increase in after-market parts sales.  The segment incurred an operating loss of $32 million in the second quarter of 2016 due to the loss provision on the SBB contracts.  Excluding this item, operating income totaled $8 million as compared with operating income of $11 million in the prior-year quarter.  This change can be attributed to lower contributions from equipment sales, which offset benefits from higher parts sales and lower selling and administrative costs.  Meanwhile, the segment's operating margin excluding the loss provision was largely unchanged at 16.2 percent compared with 16.4 percent in the comparable quarter last year.

Cash Flow

Free cash flow was $19 million in the second quarter of 2016, compared with $10 million in the prior-year period.  This cash flow improvement resulted principally from a decline in capital expenditures compared with last year's quarter.

Financial Position

At the end of the second quarter, Harsco maintained net debt of approximately $809 million, a modest decrease from the sequential quarter.  Meanwhile, the Company's net debt to EBITDA ratio was 2.9x, as compared with a maximum leverage covenant of 4.0x under the Company's current Credit Agreement, and its borrowing capacity and available cash totaled more than $220 million at the end of the quarter.  Also, the Company is now targeting a net leverage ratio of less than 3.0x at year-end as compared to 3.0x to 3.2x previously.

2016 Outlook

The Company's 2016 Outlook is improved to mainly reflect revised forecasts for the Metals & Minerals segment and Corporate spending as compared with the guidance provided as part of its first quarter 2016 results.  For Metals & Minerals, adjusted operating income is now expected to improve compared with 2015 given current expectations for cost and operational gains as well as improved fundamentals within the global mill services and Applied Products markets.  As a result, internal improvements and site start-ups are forecasted to fully offset the impacts from site exits, weaker commodities prices and lower steel production for the year.  Further, Corporate spending is now expected to decrease at least 20 percent versus 2015 as a result of continued reduction of various overhead expenditures such as personnel, travel and professional fees.  The Company's outlook for the Industrial and Rail segments are mostly unchanged.  In Industrial, operating results are projected to be meaningfully lower as compared with 2015 due to reduced demand from U.S. energy customers.  Rail earnings are expected to decrease as a result of weaker U.S. market demand, sales mix and administrative costs to facilitate international expansion as well as the $40 million loss provision in the just-completed quarter.  Lastly, the Outlook also includes anticipated equity income from the Brand Energy joint venture, where impacts from various financial uncertainties such as foreign exchange and income taxes are assumed to be limited in the forecast period.

Full Year 2016

  • GAAP operating income for the full year is expected to range from $57 million to $72 million; compared with $89 million in 2015.
  • Adjusted operating income for the full year is expected to range from $105 million to $120 million; compared with $80 million to $100 million previously and with $135 million in 2015.
  • Free cash flow in the range of $65 million to $80 million; compared with a previous range of $50 million to $70 million and with $24 million in 2015.
  • Net interest expense is forecasted to range from $50 million to $52 million.
  • Equity income from the Brand Energy joint venture is expected to be $6 million to $8 million; compared with $3 million to $6 million previously.
  • GAAP loss per share for the full year in the range of $0.17 to $0.32; compared GAAP earnings per share of $0.09 in 2015.
  • Adjusted earnings per share for the full year in the range of $0.33 to $0.49; compared with $0.13 to $0.33 previously and $0.56 per share in 2015.
  • Adjusted return on invested capital is expected to range from 5.5 percent to 6.0 percent; compared with 6.3 percent in 2015.

Q3 2016

  • Adjusted operating income of $27 million to $32 million; compared with $35 million in the prior-year quarter.
  • Adjusted earnings per share of $0.10 to $0.15; compared with $0.18 in the prior-year quarter.

Conference Call

As previously announced, the Company will hold a conference call today at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss its results and respond to questions from the investment community.  The conference call will be broadcast live through the Harsco Corporation website at www.harsco.com.  The Company will refer to a slide presentation that accompanies its formal remarks.  The slide presentation will be available on the Company’s website.

The call can also be accessed by telephone by dialing (800) 611-4920, or (973) 200-3957 for international callers.  Enter Conference ID number 44559392.  Listeners are advised to dial in at least five minutes prior to the call.

Replays will be available via the Harsco website and also by telephone through August 18, 2016 by dialing (800) 585-8367, (855) 859-2056 or (404) 537-3406.

Forward-Looking Statements

The nature of the Company's business and the many countries in which it operates subject it to changing economic, competitive, regulatory and technological conditions, risks and uncertainties.  In accordance with the "safe harbor" provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Company provides the following cautionary remarks regarding important factors that, among others, could cause future results to differ materially from the results contemplated by forward-looking statements, including the expectations and assumptions expressed or implied herein.  Forward-looking statements contained herein could include, among other things, statements about management's confidence in and strategies for performance; expectations for new and existing products, technologies and opportunities; and expectations regarding growth, sales, cash flows, and earnings.  Forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of such terms as "may," "could," "expect," "anticipate," "intend," "believe," "likely," "estimate," "target," "plan" or other comparable terms.

Factors that could cause actual results to differ, perhaps materially, from those implied by forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: (1) changes in the worldwide business environment in which the Company operates, including general economic conditions; (2) changes in currency exchange rates, interest rates, commodity and fuel costs and capital costs; (3) changes in the performance of equity and bond markets that could affect, among other things, the valuation of the assets in the Company's pension plans and the accounting for pension assets, liabilities and expenses; (4) changes in governmental laws and regulations, including environmental, occupational health and safety, tax and import tariff standards; (5) market and competitive changes, including pricing pressures, market demand and acceptance for new products, services and technologies; (6) the Company's inability or failure to protect its intellectual property rights from infringement in one or more of the many countries in which the Company operates; (7) failure to effectively prevent, detect or recover from breaches in the Company's cybersecurity infrastructure; (8) unforeseen business disruptions in one or more of the many countries in which the Company operates due to political instability, civil disobedience, armed hostilities, public health issues or other calamities; (9) disruptions associated with labor disputes and increased operating costs associated with union organization; (10) the seasonal nature of the Company's business; (11) the Company's ability to successfully enter into new contracts and complete new acquisitions or strategic ventures in the time-frame contemplated, or at all; (12) the integration of the Company's strategic acquisitions; (13) the amount and timing of repurchases of the Company's common stock, if any; (14) the prolonged recovery in global financial and credit markets and economic conditions generally, which could result in the Company's customers curtailing development projects, construction, production and capital expenditures, which, in turn, could reduce the demand for the Company's products and services and, accordingly, the Company's revenues, margins and profitability; (15) the outcome of any disputes with customers, contractors and subcontractors; (16) the financial condition of the Company's customers, including the ability of customers (especially those that may be highly leveraged and those with inadequate liquidity) to maintain their credit availability; (17) the Company's ability to successfully implement and receive the expected benefits of cost-reduction and restructuring initiatives, including the achievement of expected cost savings in the expected time frame and the ability to reduce its net debt; (18) the ability to successfully implement the Company's strategic initiatives and portfolio optimization and the impact of such initiatives, such as the Harsco Metals & Minerals Segment's Improvement Plan ("Project Orion"); (19) the amount ultimately realized from the Company's exit from the strategic venture between the Company and Clayton, Dubilier & Rice and the timing of such exit; (20) implementation of environmental remediation matters; (21) risk and uncertainty associated with intangible assets; (22) the impact of a transaction, if any, resulting from the Company's determination to explore strategic options for the separation of the Harsco Metals & Minerals Segment; and (23) other risk factors listed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports.  A further discussion of these, along with other potential risk factors, can be found in Part I, Item 1A, "Risk Factors," of the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015. The Company cautions that these factors may not be exhaustive and that many of these factors are beyond the Company's ability to control or predict.  Accordingly, forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as a prediction of actual results.  The Company undertakes no duty to update forward-looking statements except as may be required by law.

About Harsco

Harsco Corporation serves key industries that are fundamental to worldwide economic development, including steel and metals production, railways and energy.  Harsco’s common stock is a component of the S&P SmallCap 600 Index and the Russell 2000 Index.  Additional information can be found at www.harsco.com.



HARSCO CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (Unaudited)
    Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
    June 30   June 30
(In thousands, except per share amounts)   2016   2015   2016   2015
Revenues from continuing operations:                
Service revenues   $ 249,626     $ 292,209     $ 475,120     $ 579,637  
Product revenues   120,307     163,538     248,094     327,689  
Total revenues   369,933     455,747     723,214     907,326  
Costs and expenses from continuing operations:                
Cost of services sold   191,508     243,838     381,325     489,699  
Cost of products sold   125,388     116,561     218,632     231,782  
Selling, general and administrative expenses   49,520     58,463     100,304     122,365  
Research and development expenses   956     1,514     1,838     2,433  
Other (income) expenses   1,247     (358 )   10,370     (13,563 )
Total costs and expenses   368,619     420,018     712,469     832,716  
  Operating income from continuing operations   1,314     35,729     10,745     74,610  
Interest income   552     431     1,087     687  
Interest expense   (13,805 )   (11,818 )   (26,168 )   (23,702 )
Change in fair value to unit adjustment liability and loss on dilution of equity method investment   (1,489 )   (2,164 )   (13,706 )   (4,409 )
  Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes and equity income (loss)   (13,428 )   22,178     (28,042 )   47,186  
Income tax expense   (12,000 )   (7,105 )   (9,834 )   (19,960 )
Equity in income (loss) of unconsolidated entities, net   (694 )   (7,584 )   2,481     (3,501 )
  Income (loss) from continuing operations   (26,122 )   7,489     (35,395 )   23,725  
Discontinued operations:                
Income (loss) on disposal of discontinued business   2,886     434     2,380     (212 )
Income tax benefit (expense) related to discontinued business   (1,065 )   (161 )   (878 )   78  
  Income (loss) from discontinued operations   1,821     273     1,502     (134 )
Net income (loss)   (24,301 )   7,762     (33,893 )   23,591  
Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests   (1,872 )   (1,187 )   (3,149 )   (1,752 )
Net income (loss) attributable to Harsco Corporation   $ (26,173 )   $ 6,575     $ (37,042 )   $ 21,839  
Amounts attributable to Harsco Corporation common stockholders:                
Income (loss) from continuing operations, net of tax   $ (27,994 )   $ 6,302     $ (38,544 )   $ 21,973  
Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax   1,821     273     1,502     (134 )
Net income (loss) attributable to Harsco Corporation common stockholders   $ (26,173 )   $ 6,575     $ (37,042 )   $ 21,839  
                 
Weighted-average shares of common stock outstanding   80,337     80,221     80,288     80,230  
Basic earnings (loss) per common share attributable to Harsco Corporation common stockholders:
Continuing operations   $ (0.35 )   $ 0.08     $ (0.48 )   $ 0.27  
Discontinued operations   0.02         0.02      
Basic earnings (loss) per share attributable to Harsco Corporation common stockholders   $ (0.33 )   $ 0.08     $ (0.46 )   $ 0.27  
                 
Diluted weighted-average shares of common stock outstanding   80,337     80,418     80,288     80,385  
Diluted earnings (loss) per common share attributable to Harsco Corporation common stockholders:
Continuing operations   $ (0.35 )   $ 0.08     $ (0.48 )   $ 0.27  
Discontinued operations   0.02         0.02      
Diluted earnings (loss) per share attributable to Harsco Corporation common stockholders   $ (0.33 )   $ 0.08     $ (0.46 )   $ 0.27  


HARSCO CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (Unaudited)

 
       
 

(In thousands)
 
June 30
 2016
 
December 31
 2015
ASSETS        
Current assets:        
  Cash and cash equivalents   $ 69,238     $ 79,756  
  Trade accounts receivable, net   265,241     254,877  
  Other receivables   16,875     30,395  
  Inventories   208,243     216,967  
  Other current assets   80,503     82,527  
  Total current assets   640,100     664,522  
Investments   236,112     252,609  
Property, plant and equipment, net   531,292     564,035  
Goodwill   394,423     400,367  
Intangible assets, net   47,078     53,043  
Other assets   110,016     126,621  
  Total assets   $ 1,959,021     $ 2,061,197  
LIABILITIES        
Current liabilities:        
  Short-term borrowings   $ 10,129     $ 30,229  
  Current maturities of long-term debt   35,588     25,084  
  Accounts payable   113,532     136,018  
  Accrued compensation   40,736     38,899  
  Income taxes payable   7,192     4,408  
  Dividends payable       4,105  
  Insurance liabilities   11,927     11,420  
  Advances on contracts and other customer advances   107,912     107,250  
  Due to unconsolidated affiliate   7,715     7,733  
  Unit adjustment liability   11,681     22,320  
  Other current liabilities   121,536     118,657  
  Total current liabilities   467,948     506,123  
Long-term debt   832,339     845,621  
Deferred income taxes   15,364     12,095  
Insurance liabilities   25,078     30,400  
Retirement plan liabilities   210,482     241,972  
Due to unconsolidated affiliate   14,138     13,674  
Unit adjustment liability   52,510     57,614  
Other liabilities   40,213     42,895  
  Total liabilities   1,658,072     1,750,394  
HARSCO CORPORATION STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY        
  Common stock   140,622     140,503  
  Additional paid-in capital   169,048     170,699  
  Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (488,302 )   (515,688 )
  Retained earnings   1,199,313     1,236,355  
  Treasury stock   (760,391 )   (760,299 )
  Total Harsco Corporation stockholders’ equity   260,290     271,570  
Noncontrolling interests   40,659     39,233  
  Total equity   300,949     310,803  
  Total liabilities and equity   $ 1,959,021     $ 2,061,197  


HARSCO CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (Unaudited)

 
    Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
    June 30   June 30
(In thousands)   2016   2015   2016   2015
Cash flows from operating activities:                
Net income (loss)   $ (24,301 )   $ 7,762     $ (33,893 )   $ 23,591  
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation   32,655     36,853     65,736     73,507  
Amortization   2,962     2,836     5,926     6,073  
Change in fair value to the unit adjustment liability and loss on dilution of equity method investment   1,489     2,164     13,706     4,409  
Deferred income tax expense (benefit)   (2,290 )   (274 )   (2,857 )   2,355  
Equity in (income) loss of unconsolidated entities, net   694     7,584     (2,481 )   3,501  
Dividends from unconsolidated entities           16      
Contract loss provision for Harsco Rail Segment   40,050         40,050      
Other, net   14,132     (7,861 )   4,257     (17,473 )
Changes in assets and liabilities:                
Accounts receivable   (12,941 )   9,453     3,011     (10,698 )
Inventories   (11,383 )   (11,696 )   (23,791 )   (31,192 )
Accounts payable   (548 )   5,662     (16,399 )   11,437  
Accrued interest payable   (6,704 )   (6,991 )   (36 )   (163 )
Accrued compensation   5,014     2,149     1,237     (6,870 )
Advances on contracts and other customer advances   7,886     (447 )   (1,109 )   8,246  
Harsco 2011/2012 Restructuring Program accrual       87         (101 )
Other assets and liabilities   (15,158 )   (12,536 )   (24,791 )   (21,404 )
Net cash provided by operating activities   31,557     34,745     28,582     45,218  
Cash flows from investing activities:                
Purchases of property, plant and equipment   (15,225 )   (31,616 )   (32,176 )   (63,246 )
Proceeds from sales of assets   2,296     6,570     5,115     13,351  
Purchases of businesses, net of cash acquired       (929 )   (26 )   (7,757 )
Payment of unit adjustment liability       (5,580 )       (11,160 )
Other investing activities, net   (6,043 )   (7,143 )   (616 )   (4,783 )
Net cash used by investing activities   (18,972 )   (38,698 )   (27,703 )   (73,595 )
Cash flows from financing activities:                
Short-term borrowings, net   2,315     (7,944 )   1,949     (3,046 )
Current maturities and long-term debt:                
Additions   21,009     40,941     50,019     92,980  
Reductions   (32,687 )   (11,005 )   (75,608 )   (16,152 )
Cash dividends paid on common stock       (16,448 )   (4,105 )   (32,891 )
Dividends paid to noncontrolling interests   (1,702 )   (1,559 )   (1,702 )   (1,559 )
Purchase of noncontrolling interests   (4,731 )       (4,731 )    
Common stock acquired for treasury               (12,143 )
Proceeds from cross-currency interest rate swap termination           16,625      
Other financing activities, net   (1 )   (143 )   (895 )   (2,192 )
Net cash provided (used) by financing activities   (15,797 )   3,842     (18,448 )   24,997  
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash   2,045     710     7,051     7,685  
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents   (1,167 )   599     (10,518 )   4,305  
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   70,405     66,549     79,756     62,843  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period   $ 69,238     $ 67,148     $ 69,238     $ 67,148  


HARSCO CORPORATION
REVIEW OF OPERATIONS BY SEGMENT (Unaudited)

 
    Three Months Ended   Three Months Ended
    June 30, 2016   June 30, 2015
(In thousands)   Revenues   Operating
Income (Loss)
  Revenues   Operating
Income (Loss)
Harsco Metals & Minerals   $ 253,560     $ 30,927     $ 294,336     $ 18,599  
Harsco Industrial   66,270     7,300     91,881     14,419  
Harsco Rail   50,103     (31,948 )   69,530     11,400  
General Corporate       (4,965 )       (8,689 )
Consolidated Totals   $ 369,933     $ 1,314     $ 455,747     $ 35,729  
                 
    Six Months Ended   Six Months Ended
    June 30, 2016   June 30, 2015
(In thousands)   Revenues   Operating
Income (Loss)
  Revenues   Operating
Income (Loss)
Harsco Metals & Minerals   $ 483,232     $ 37,868     $ 585,534     $ 29,182  
Harsco Industrial   128,139     13,771     190,684     31,446  
Harsco Rail   111,843     (27,042 )   131,108     33,033  
General Corporate       (13,852 )       (19,051 )
Consolidated Totals   $ 723,214     $ 10,745     $ 907,326     $ 74,610  



HARSCO CORPORATION
RECONCILIATION OF ADJUSTED DILUTED EARNINGS PER SHARE FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS EXCLUDING UNUSUAL ITEMS TO DILUTED EARNINGS (LOSS) PER SHARE FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS AS REPORTED (Unaudited)

 
    Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
    June 30   June 30
    2016   2015   2016   2015
Diluted earnings (loss) per share from continuing operations as reported (a)   $ (0.35 )   $ 0.08     $ (0.48 )   $ 0.27  
Harsco Rail Segment contract loss provision (b)   0.50         0.50      
Net loss on dilution of equity method investment (c)           0.13      
Harsco Metals & Minerals Segment site exit charges (d)           0.06      
Harsco Metals & Minerals Segment separation costs (e)           0.04      
Taxes on above unusual items           (0.07 )    
Adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations excluding unusual items   $ 0.15     $ 0.08     $ 0.18     $ 0.27  

(a) No unusual items were excluded in the three and six months ended June 30, 2015.
(b) Harsco Rail Segment contract loss provision related the Company's contracts with the federal railway system of Switzerland (Q2 and six months 2016 $40.1 pre-tax).
(c) Loss on the dilution of the Company's investment in Brand recorded at Corporate (six months 2016 $10.3 million pre-tax).
(d) Harsco Metals & Minerals Segment charges primarily attributable to site exit costs (six months 2016 $5.1 million pre-tax).
(e) Costs associated with Harsco Metals & Minerals Segment separation recorded at Corporate (six months 2016 $3.3 million pre-tax).

The Company’s management believes Adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations excluding unusual items, which is a non-U.S. GAAP financial measure, is useful to investors because it provides an overall understanding of the Company’s historical and future prospects.  Exclusion of unusual items permits evaluation and comparison of results for the Company’s core business operations, and it is on this basis that management internally assesses the Company’s performance. This measure should be considered in addition to, rather than as a substitute for, other information provided in accordance with U.S. GAAP.


HARSCO CORPORATION
RECONCILIATION OF ADJUSTED DILUTED EARNINGS PER SHARE FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS EXCLUDING UNUSUAL ITEMS TO DILUTED EARNINGS PER SHARE FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS AS REPORTED (Unaudited)

 
 
    Twelve Months Ended  
    December 31  
    2015  
Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations as reported   $ 0.09    
Harsco Metals & Minerals Segment contract termination charges, net (a)   0.17    
Harsco Metals & Minerals Segment separation costs (b)   0.12    
Harsco Metals & Minerals Segment salt cake processing and disposal charges (c)   0.06    
Harsco Metals & Minerals Segment site exit and underperforming contract charges, net (d)   0.06    
Harsco Metals & Minerals Segment Project Orion charges (e)   0.06    
Harsco Metals & Minerals Segment subcontractor settlement charge (f)   0.05    
Harsco Metals & Minerals Segment multi-employer pension plan charge (g)   0.01    
Harsco Infrastructure Segment loss on disposal (h)   0.01    
Taxes on above unusual items   (0.08 )  
Adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations excluding unusual items   $ 0.56   (i)

(a) Harsco Metals & Minerals Segment charges related to a contract terminations (Full year 2015 $13.5 million pre-tax).
(b) Costs associated with Harsco Metals & Minerals Segment separation costs recorded as Corporate (Full year 2015 $9.9 million pre-tax).
(c) Harsco Metals & Minerals Segment charges incurred in connection with the processing and disposal of salt cakes (Full year 2015 $7.0 million pre-tax). The Company's Bahrain operations are operated under a strategic venture for which its strategic venture partner has a 35% minority interest.  Accordingly, the net impact of the charge to the Company's Net income (loss) attributable to Harsco Corporation was $4.6 million.
(d) Harsco Metals & Minerals Segment charges primarily attributable to site exit costs and non-cash long lived asset impairment charges associated with strategic actions from Project Orion’s focus on underperforming contracts (Full year 2015 $5.0 million pre-tax which includes $1.4 million of pre-tax gains).
(e) Harsco Metals & Minerals Segment Project Orion restructuring charges (Full year 2015 $5.1 million pre-tax).
(f) Harsco Metals & Minerals Segment charges related to a settlement with a subcontractor (Full year 2015 $4.2 million pre-tax).
(g) Harsco Metals & Minerals Segment charges related to a multi-employer pension plan (Full year 2015 $1.1 million pre-tax).
(h) Loss resulting from the Harsco Infrastructure Transaction, which was consummated in the fourth quarter of 2013 (Full year 2015 $1.0 million pre-tax).
(i) Does not total due to rounding.

The Company’s management believes Adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations excluding unusual items, which is a non-U.S. GAAP financial measure, is useful to investors because it provides an overall understanding of the Company’s historical and future prospects.  Exclusion of unusual items permits evaluation and comparison of results for the Company’s core business operations, and it is on this basis that management internally assesses the Company’s performance. This measure should be considered in addition to, rather than as a substitute for, other information provided in accordance with U.S. GAAP.


HARSCO CORPORATION
RECONCILIATION OF ADJUSTED DILUTED EARNINGS PER SHARE FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS EXCLUDING UNUSUAL ITEMS TO DILUTED LOSS PER SHARE FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS AS REPORTED (Unaudited)

 
 
    Three Months
Ended
 
    September 30  
    2015  
Diluted loss per share from continuing operations as reported   $ (0.10 )  
Harsco Metals & Minerals Segment contract termination charges (a)   0.17    
Harsco Metals & Minerals Segment salt cake processing and disposal charges (b)   0.06    
Harsco Metals & Minerals Segment subcontractor settlement charge (c)   0.05    
Strategic planning costs (d)   0.02    
Harsco Metals & Minerals Segment multi-employer pension plan charge (e)   0.01    
Harsco Infrastructure Segment loss on disposal (f)   0.01    
Harsco Metals & Minerals Segment site exit and underperforming contract charges (g)   (0.02 )  
Taxes on above unusual items   (0.03 )  
Adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations excluding unusual items   $ 0.18   (h)

(a) Harsco Metals & Minerals Segment charges related to a contract terminations (Q3 2015 $13.7 million pre-tax).
(b) Harsco Metals & Minerals Segment charges incurred in connection with the processing and disposal of salt cakes (Q3 2015 $7.0 million pre-tax). The Company's Bahrain operations are operated under a strategic venture for which its strategic venture partner has a 35% minority interest.  Accordingly, the net impact of the charge to the Company's Net income (loss) attributable to Harsco Corporation was $4.6 million.
(c) Harsco Metals & Minerals Segment charges related to a settlement with a subcontractor (Q3 2015 $4.2 million pre-tax).
(d) Costs associated with strategic planning expenses recorded as Corporate (Q3 2015 $1.8 million pre-tax).
(e) Harsco Metals & Minerals Segment charges related to a multi-employer pension plan (Q3 2015 $1.1 million pre-tax).
(f) (Gain) loss resulting from the Harsco Infrastructure Transaction, which was consummated in the fourth quarter of 2013 (Q3 2015 $1.0 million pre-tax).
(g) Harsco Metals & Minerals Segment charges primarily attributable to site exit costs and non-cash long lived asset impairment charges associated with strategic actions from Project Orion’s focus on underperforming contracts (Q3 2015 $1.4 million pre-tax).
(h) Does not total due to rounding.

The Company’s management believes Adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations excluding unusual items, which is a non-U.S. GAAP financial measure, is useful to investors because it provides an overall understanding of the Company’s historical and future prospects.  Exclusion of unusual items permits evaluation and comparison of results for the Company’s core business operations, and it is on this basis that management internally assesses the Company’s performance. This measure should be considered in addition to, rather than as a substitute for, other information provided in accordance with U.S. GAAP.


HARSCO CORPORATION
REVIEW OF OPERATIONS BY SEGMENT EXCLUDING UNUSUAL ITEMS (Unaudited)

 
 

(In thousands)
  Harsco
Metals & Minerals
  Harsco
Industrial
  Harsco 
Rail
  Corporate   Consolidated Totals
                     
Three Months Ended June 30, 2016:                    
Adjusted operating income (loss) excluding unusual items   $ 30,927     $ 7,300     $ 8,102     $ (4,965 )   $ 41,364  
Revenues as reported   $ 253,560     $ 66,270     $ 50,103     $     $ 369,933  
Adjusted operating margin (%) excluding unusual items   12.2 %   11.0 %   16.2 %       11.2 %
                     
Three Months Ended June 30, 2015:                    
Operating income (loss) as reported (a)   $ 18,599     $ 14,419     $ 11,400     $ (8,689 )   $ 35,729  
Revenues as reported   $ 294,336     $ 91,881     $ 69,530     $     $ 455,747  
Operating margin (%)   6.3 %   15.7 %   16.4 %       7.8 %
                     
Six Months Ended June 30, 2016:                
Adjusted operating income (loss) excluding unusual items   $ 42,968     $ 13,771     $ 13,008     $ (10,565 )   $ 59,182  
Revenues as reported   $ 483,232     $ 128,139     $ 111,843     $     $ 723,214  
Adjusted operating margin (%) excluding unusual items   8.9 %   10.7 %   11.6 %       8.2 %
                     
Six Months Ended June 30, 2015:                
Operating income (loss) as reported (a)   $ 29,182     $ 31,446     $ 33,033     $ (19,051 )   $ 74,610  
Revenues as reported   $ 585,534     $ 190,684     $ 131,108     $     $ 907,326  
Operating margin (%)   5.0 %   16.5 %   25.2 %       8.2 %

(a) No unusual items were excluded during the first quarter and six months ended June 30, 2015.

The Company’s management believes Adjusted operating margin (%) excluding unusual items, which is a non-U.S. GAAP financial measure, is useful to investors because it provides an overall understanding of the Company’s historical and future prospects.  Exclusion of unusual items permits evaluation and comparison of results for the Company’s core business operations, and it is on this basis that management internally assesses the Company’s performance.  This measure should be considered in addition to, rather than as a substitute for, other information provided in accordance with U.S. GAAP.


HARSCO CORPORATION
RECONCILIATION OF ADJUSTED OPERATING INCOME (LOSS) EXCLUDING UNUSUAL ITEMS BY SEGMENT TO OPERATING INCOME (LOSS) AS REPORTED BY SEGMENT (Unaudited)

 
(In thousands)   Harsco
Metals & Minerals
  Harsco
Industrial
  Harsco 
Rail
  Corporate   Consolidated Totals
                     
Three Months Ended June 30, 2016:                
Operating income (loss) as reported   $ 30,927     $ 7,300     $ (31,948 )   $ (4,965 )   $ 1,314  
Harsco Rail Segment contract loss provision           40,050         40,050  
Adjusted operating income (loss), excluding unusual items   $ 30,927     $ 7,300     $ 8,102     $ (4,965 )   $ 41,364  
Revenues as reported   $ 253,560     $ 66,270     $ 50,103     $     $ 369,933  
                     
Three Months Ended June 30, 2015:                
Operating income (loss) as reported (a)   $ 18,599     $ 14,419     $ 11,400     $ (8,689 )   $ 35,729  
Revenues as reported   $ 294,336     $ 91,881     $ 69,530     $     $ 455,747  

(a) No unusual items were excluded in the second quarter of 2015.

The Company’s management believes Adjusted operating income (loss) excluding unusual items, which is a non-U.S. GAAP financial measure, is useful to investors because it provides an overall understanding of the Company’s historical and future prospects.  Exclusion of unusual items permits evaluation and comparison of results for the Company’s core business operations, and it is on this basis that management internally assesses the Company’s performance.  This measure should be considered in addition to, rather than as a substitute for, other information provided in accordance with U.S. GAAP.


HARSCO CORPORATION
RECONCILIATION OF ADJUSTED OPERATING INCOME (LOSS) EXCLUDING UNUSUAL ITEMS BY SEGMENT TO OPERATING INCOME (LOSS) AS REPORTED BY SEGMENT (Unaudited)

 
(In thousands)   Harsco
Metals & Minerals
  Harsco
Industrial
  Harsco 
Rail
  Corporate   Consolidated Totals  
                       
Six Months Ended June 30, 2016:                  
Operating income (loss) as reported   $ 37,868     $ 13,771     $ (27,042 )   $ (13,852 )   $ 10,745    
Harsco Rail Segment contract loss provision           40,050         $ 40,050    
Harsco Metals & Minerals Segment site exit charges   5,100                 5,100    
Harsco Metals & Minerals Segment separation costs               3,287     3,287    
Adjusted operating income (loss), excluding unusual items   $ 42,968     $ 13,771     $ 13,008     $ (10,565 )   $ 59,182    
Revenues as reported   $ 483,232     $ 128,139     $ 111,843     $     $ 723,214    
                       
Six Months Ended June 30, 2015:                  
Operating income (loss) as reported (a)   $ 29,182     $ 31,446     $ 33,033     $ (19,051 )   $ 74,610    
Revenues as reported   $ 585,534     $ 190,684     $ 131,108     $     $ 907,326    

(a) No unusual items were excluded in the six months ended 2015.

The Company’s management believes Adjusted operating income (loss) excluding unusual items, which is a non-U.S. GAAP financial measure, is useful to investors because it provides an overall understanding of the Company’s historical and future prospects.  Exclusion of unusual items permits evaluation and comparison of results for the Company’s core business operations, and it is on this basis that management internally assesses the Company’s performance.  This measure should be considered in addition to, rather than as a substitute for, other information provided in accordance with U.S. GAAP.


HARSCO CORPORATION
RECONCILIATION OF ADJUSTED OPERATING INCOME (LOSS) EXCLUDING UNUSUAL ITEMS BY SEGMENT TO OPERATING INCOME (LOSS) AS REPORTED BY SEGMENT (Unaudited)

 
(In thousands)   Harsco
Metals & Minerals
  Harsco
Industrial
  Harsco 
Rail
  Corporate   Consolidated Totals  
                       
Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2015:                  
Operating income (loss) as reported   $ 26,289     $ 57,020     $ 50,896     $ (45,669 )   $ 88,536    
Harsco Metals & Minerals Segment contract termination charges, net   13,484                 13,484    
Harsco Metals & Minerals Segment separation costs               9,922     9,922    
Harsco Metals & Minerals Segment salt cake processing and disposal charges   7,000                 7,000    
Harsco Metals & Minerals Segment Project Orion charges   5,070                 5,070    
Harsco Metals & Minerals Segment site exit and underperforming contract charges, net (a)   4,977                 4,977    
Harsco Metals & Minerals Segment subcontractor settlement charge   4,220                 4,220    
Harsco Metals & Minerals Segment multi-employer pension plan charge   1,122                 1,122    
Harsco Infrastructure Segment loss on disposal               1,000     1,000    
Adjusted operating income (loss), excluding unusual items   $ 62,162     $ 57,020     $ 50,896     $ (34,747 )   $ 135,331    
Revenues as reported   $ 1,106,162     $ 357,256     $ 259,674     $     $ 1,723,092    

(a)   Harsco Metals & Minerals Segment charges primarily attributable to site exit costs and non-cash long lived asset impairment charges associated with strategic actions from Project Orion’s focus on underperforming contracts (Full year 2015 $5.0 million pre-tax which includes $1.4 million of pre-tax gains).

The Company’s management believes Adjusted operating income (loss) excluding unusual items, which is a non-U.S. GAAP financial measure, is useful to investors because it provides an overall understanding of the Company’s historical and future prospects.  Exclusion of unusual items permits evaluation and comparison of results for the Company’s core business operations, and it is on this basis that management internally assesses the Company’s performance.  This measure should be considered in addition to, rather than as a substitute for, other information provided in accordance with U.S. GAAP.


HARSCO CORPORATION
RECONCILIATION OF ADJUSTED OPERATING INCOME (LOSS) EXCLUDING UNUSUAL ITEMS BY SEGMENT TO OPERATING INCOME (LOSS) AS REPORTED BY SEGMENT (Unaudited)

 
 
(In thousands)   Harsco
Metals & Minerals
  Harsco
Industrial
  Harsco 
Rail
  Corporate   Consolidated Totals  
                       
Three Months Ended September 30, 2015:                  
Operating income (loss) as reported   $ (3,331 )   $ 13,934     $ 7,786     $ (10,661 )   $ 7,728    
Harsco Metals & Minerals Segment contract termination charges   13,737                 13,737    
Harsco Metals & Minerals Segment salt cake processing and disposal charges   7,000                 7,000    
Harsco Metals & Minerals Segment subcontractor settlement charge   4,220                 4,220    
Strategic planning costs               1,753     1,753    
Harsco Metals & Minerals Segment multi-employer pension plan charge   1,122                 1,122    
Harsco Infrastructure Segment loss on disposal               1,000     1,000    
Harsco Metals & Minerals Segment site exit and underperforming contract charges   (1,422 )               (1,422 )  
Adjusted operating income (loss), excluding unusual items   $ 21,326     $ 13,934     $ 7,786     $ (7,908 )   $ 35,138    
Revenues as reported   $ 277,367     $ 91,199     $ 59,768     $     $ 428,334    

The Company’s management believes Adjusted operating income (loss) excluding unusual items, which is a non-U.S. GAAP financial measure, is useful to investors because it provides an overall understanding of the Company’s historical and future prospects.  Exclusion of unusual items permits evaluation and comparison of results for the Company’s core business operations, and it is on this basis that management internally assesses the Company’s performance.  This measure should be considered in addition to, rather than as a substitute for, other information provided in accordance with U.S. GAAP.


HARSCO CORPORATION
RECONCILIATION OF FREE CASH FLOW TO NET CASH PROVIDED BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES (Unaudited)

 
    Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
    June 30   June 30
(In thousands)   2016   2015   2016   2015
Net cash provided by operating activities   $ 31,557     $ 34,745     $ 28,582     $ 45,218  
Less maintenance capital expenditures (a)   (12,585 )   (24,440 )   (27,117 )   (43,445 )
Less growth capital expenditures (b)   (2,640 )   (7,176 )   (5,059 )   (19,801 )
Plus capital expenditures for strategic ventures (c)   79     187     95     267  
Plus total proceeds from sales of assets (d)   2,296     6,570     5,115     13,351  
Free cash flow   $ 18,707     $ 9,886     $ 1,616     $ (4,410 )

(a) Maintenance capital expenditures are necessary to sustain the Company’s current revenue streams and include contract renewal.
(b) Growth capital expenditures, for which management has discretion as to amount, timing and geographic placement, expand the Company's revenue base and create additional future cash flow.
(c) Capital expenditures for strategic ventures represent the partner’s share of capital expenditures in certain ventures consolidated in the Company’s financial statements.
(d) Asset sales are a normal part of the business model, primarily for the Harsco Metals & Minerals Segment.

The Company's management believes that Free cash flow, which is a non-U.S. GAAP financial measure, is meaningful to investors because management reviews cash flows generated from (used in) operations less capital expenditures net of asset sales proceeds.  It is important to note that free cash flow does not represent the total residual cash flow available for discretionary expenditures since other non-discretionary expenditures, such as mandatory debt service requirements, are not deducted from the measure. This measure should be considered in addition to, rather than as a substitute for, other information provided in accordance with U.S. GAAP.


HARSCO CORPORATION
RECONCILIATION OF FREE CASH FLOW TO NET CASH PROVIDED BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES (Unaudited)

 
    Twelve Months Ended
    December 31
(In thousands)   2015
Net cash provided by operating activities   $ 121,507  
Less maintenance capital expenditures (a)   (92,545 )
Less growth capital expenditures (b)   (31,007 )
Plus capital expenditures for strategic ventures (c)   439  
Plus total proceeds from sales of assets (d)   25,966  
Free cash flow   $ 24,360  

(a) Maintenance capital expenditures are necessary to sustain the Company’s current revenue streams and include contract renewal. 
(b) Growth capital expenditures, for which management has discretion as to amount, timing and geographic placement, expand the Company's revenue base and create additional future cash flow. 
(c) Capital expenditures for strategic ventures represent the partner’s share of capital expenditures in certain ventures consolidated in the Company’s financial statements.
(d) Asset sales are a normal part of the business model, primarily for the Harsco Metals & Minerals Segment.

The Company's management believes that Free cash flow, which is a non-U.S. GAAP financial measure, is meaningful to investors because management reviews cash flows generated from operations less capital expenditures net of asset sales proceeds.  It is important to note that free cash flow does not represent the total residual cash flow available for discretionary expenditures since other non-discretionary expenditures, such as mandatory debt service requirements, are not deducted from the measure. This measure should be considered in addition to, rather than as a substitute for, other information provided in accordance with U.S. GAAP.


HARSCO CORPORATION
RECONCILIATION OF FREE CASH FLOW TO NET CASH PROVIDED BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES (Unaudited)

 
    Projected
Twelve Months Ending 
December 31
    2016
(In millions)   Low   High
Net cash provided by operating activities   $ 151     $ 153  
Less capital expenditures (a)   (95 )   (85 )
Plus total proceeds from asset sales and capital expenditures for strategic ventures   9     12  
Free Cash Flow   $ 65     $ 80  

(a) Capital expenditures encompass two primary elements: maintenance capital expenditures, which are necessary to sustain the Company’s current revenue streams and include contract renewals; and growth capital expenditures, for which management has discretion as to amount, timing and geographic placement, and which expand the Company's revenue base and create additional future cash flow.

The Company's management believes that free cash flow, which is a non-U.S. GAAP financial measure, is meaningful to investors because management reviews cash flows generated from operations less capital expenditures net of asset sales proceeds.  It is important to note that free cash flow does not represent the total residual cash flow available for discretionary expenditures since other non-discretionary expenditures, such as mandatory debt service requirements, are not deducted from the measure. This measure should be considered in addition to, rather than as a substitute for, other information provided in accordance with U.S. GAAP.


HARSCO CORPORATION
RECONCILIATION OF RETURN ON INVESTED CAPITAL EXCLUDING UNUSUAL ITEMS TO NET INCOME (LOSS) FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS AS REPORTED (a) (Unaudited)

    Trailing Twelve Months for Period
Ended June 30
(In thousands)   2016   2015
Income (loss) from continuing operations   $ (51,808 )   $ 7,611  
Unusual items:        
Harsco Rail Segment contract loss provision   40,050      
Harsco Metals & Minerals Segment contract termination charges   13,484      
Harsco Metals & Minerals Segment separation costs   13,209      
Net loss on dilution of equity method investment   10,304      
Harsco Metals & Minerals Segment site exit and underperforming contract charges, net   10,077     39,248  
Harsco Metals & Minerals Segment salt cake processing and disposal charges   7,000      
Harsco Metals & Minerals Segment Project Orion charges   5,070     3,453  
Harsco Metals & Minerals Segment subcontractor settlement charge   4,220      
Harsco Metals & Minerals Segment multi-employer pension plan charge   1,122      
Harsco Infrastructure Segment loss on disposal   1,000      
Harsco Metals & Minerals Segment Brazilian labor claim reserves       5,204  
Strategic transaction review costs       3,531  
Harsco Infrastructure transaction costs       504  
Harsco Rail Segment grinder asset impairment charge       590  
Gains associated with exited Harsco Infrastructure operations retained       (2,205 )
Taxes on above unusual items   (12,021 )   2,053  
Net income from continuing operations, as adjusted   41,707     59,989  
After-tax interest expense (b)   31,039     29,872  
         
Net operating profit after tax as adjusted   $ 72,746     $ 89,861  
         
Average equity   $ 300,556     $ 430,525  
Plus average debt   904,177     882,974  
Average capital   $ 1,204,733     $ 1,313,499  
         
Return on invested capital excluding unusual items   6.0 %   6.8 %

(a) Return on invested capital excluding unusual items is net income (loss) from continuing operations excluding unusual items, and after-tax interest expense, divided by average capital for the year. The Company uses a trailing twelve month average for computing average capital.
(b) The Company’s effective tax rate approximated 37% on an adjusted basis for both periods for interest expense.

The Company’s management believes Return on invested capital excluding unusual items, which is a non-U.S. GAAP financial measure, is meaningful in evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of the capital invested in the Company’s business.  Exclusion of unusual items permits evaluation and comparison of results for the Company’s core business operations, and it is on this basis that management internally assesses the Company’s performance.  This measure should be considered in addition to, rather than as a substitute for, net income or other information provided in accordance with U.S. GAAP.


HARSCO CORPORATION
RECONCILIATION OF RETURN ON INVESTED CAPITAL EXCLUDING UNUSUAL ITEMS TO NET INCOME FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS AS REPORTED (a) (Unaudited)

 
    Year Ended
December 31
(In thousands)   2015
Income from continuing operations   $ 7,312  
Unusual items:    
Harsco Metals & Minerals Segment contract termination charges, net   13,484  
Harsco Metals & Minerals Segment separation costs   9,922  
Harsco Metals & Minerals Segment salt cake processing and disposal charges   7,000  
Harsco Metals & Minerals Segment Project Orion charges   5,070  
Harsco Metals & Minerals Segment site exit and underperforming contract charges, net (b)   4,977  
Harsco Metals & Minerals Segment subcontractor settlement charge   4,220  
Harsco Metals & Minerals Segment multi-employer pension plan charge   1,122  
Harsco Infrastructure Segment loss on disposal   1,000  
Taxes on above unusual items   (6,198 )
Net income from continuing operations, as adjusted   47,909  
After-tax interest expense (c)   29,486  
     
Net operating profit after tax as adjusted   $ 77,395  
     
Average equity   $ 308,182  
Plus average debt   910,955  
Average capital   $ 1,219,137  
     
Return on invested capital excluding unusual items   6.3 %

(a) Return on invested capital excluding unusual items is net income from continuing operations excluding unusual items, and after-tax interest expense, divided by average capital for the year. The Company uses a trailing twelve month average for computing average capital.
(b) Harsco Metals & Minerals Segment charges primarily attributable to site exit costs and non-cash long lived asset impairment charges associated with strategic actions from Project Orion’s focus on underperforming contracts (Full year 2015 $5.0 million pre-tax which includes $1.4 million of pre-tax gains).
(c) The Company’s effective tax rate approximated 37% on an adjusted basis for interest expense.

The Company’s management believes Return on invested capital excluding unusual items, which is a non-U.S. GAAP financial measure, is meaningful in evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of the capital invested in the Company’s business.  Exclusion of unusual items permits evaluation and comparison of results for the Company’s core business operations, and it is on this basis that management internally assesses the Company’s performance.  This measure should be considered in addition to, rather than as a substitute for, net income or other information provided in accordance with U.S. GAAP.

Investor Contact
David Martin
717.612.5628
damartin@harsco.com

Media Contact
Kenneth Julian
717.730.3683
kjulian@harsco.com

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