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Price: $27.1200 $-0.92 -3.281%
Day's High: $27.885 Week Perf: -1.81 %
Day's Low: $ 26.95 30 Day Perf: 4.39 %
Volume (M): 268 52 Wk High: $ 42.12
Volume (M$): $ 7,279 52 Wk Avg: $32.36
Open: $27.84 52 Wk Low: $23.93



 Market Capitalization (Millions $) 760
 Shares Outstanding (Millions) 28
 Employees 1,340
 Revenues (TTM) (Millions $) 1,534
 Net Income (TTM) (Millions $) 55
 Cash Flow (TTM) (Millions $) -1
 Capital Exp. (TTM) (Millions $) 107

Advansix Inc

AdvanSix Inc. is an integrated manufacturer of Nylon 6, a polymer resin which is a synthetic material used by our customers to produce engineered plastics, fibers, filaments and films that, in turn, are used in such end-products as automotive and electronic components, carpets, sports apparel, fishing nets and food and industrial packaging. As a result of our backward integration and the configuration of our manufacturing facilities, we also sell a variety of other products, all of which are produced as part of the Nylon 6 resin manufacturing process including caprolactam, ammonium sulfate fertilizers, and other chemical intermediates

• Caprolactam – Caprolactam is the key chemical compound used in the production of Nylon 6 resin. In recent years, approximately 60% of the caprolactam we have produced at our facility in Hopewell, Virginia has been shipped to our facility in Chesterfield, Virginia to manufacture Nylon 6 resin. We market and sell the caprolactam that is not consumed internally in Nylon 6 resin production to customers who manufacture polymer resins or use caprolactam to produce nylon fibers, films and other nylon products. Our Hopewell manufacturing facility is one of the world’s largest single-site producers of caprolactam as of December 31, 2016.

• Ammonium Sulfate Fertilizer – Ammonium sulfate fertilizer is derived from the caprolactam manufacturing process. Because of our Hopewell facility’s size, scale and design, we are the world’s largest single-site producer of ammonium sulfate fertilizer as of December 31, 2016. We market and sell ammonium sulfate fertilizer primarily to North American and South American resellers and customers who use the product to grow crops.

• Chemical Intermediates – We manufacture, market and sell a number of other chemical products that are derived from the chemical processes within our integrated supply chain. Most significant is acetone which is used by our customers in the production of adhesives, paints, coatings, solvents, herbicides and other engineered plastic resins. Other intermediate chemicals that we manufacture, market and sell include phenol, alpha-methylstyrene (“AMS”), cyclohexanone, methyl ethyl ketoxime (“MEKO”), cyclohexanol, acetaldehyde oxime, 2-pentanone oxime, sulfuric acid, ammonia and carbon dioxide.

Our manufacturing process is fully backward integrated. We use cumene, a chemical compound produced from benzene and propylene, to manufacture phenol, acetone and AMS, at our Frankford, Pennsylvania plant. The majority of the phenol we manufacture is further processed at our Hopewell facility through an integrated series of unit operations which also consume natural gas and sulfur, to produce caprolactam and ammonium sulfate. Our caprolactam is then shipped to our Chesterfield plant, where it is polymerized into Nylon 6 resin.

Our integrated manufacturing process, scale and the quantity and range of our products make us one of the most efficient manufacturers in our industry. We consistently focus on and invest in improving production yields from our various manufacturing processes to build on our leading cost position. Our global logistics infrastructure supports our commercial mission by ensuring a reliable intraplant supply chain and consistent and timely delivery to our customers while maximizing our distribution resources and our operating efficiency. In addition, we strive to understand the product applications and end-markets into which our products are sold, which helps us upgrade the quality, chemical properties or packaging of our products in ways to attract price premiums and greater demand.

Large-Scale Single-Site Producer of Caprolactam and Ammonium Sulfate. We operate one of the world’s largest single-site caprolactam and ammonium sulfate production facilities, which is a competitive advantage in our highly-fragmented industry. Our scale provides operating leverage and the opportunity to achieve stronger business performance than our competitors in several ways. Most fundamentally, our large scale enables us to spread fixed and overhead costs across more pounds of production, thereby enabling us to produce caprolactam at a lower per pound price than our competitors. In addition, the scale of our operations benefits our procurement activities for raw materials and services. Large scale also helps drive our sales. We believe that our reputation as one of the world’s largest producers of caprolactam, Nylon 6 resin, ammonium sulfate and associated chemical intermediates, encourages potential customers to approach us for stability of their supply requirements.

Low Cost Position Driven by Favorable Geographical Location, Integrated Manufacturing Footprint and High Utilization Rates. Our access to lower cost raw materials, backward integrated manufacturing facilities and high plant utilization rates help us maintain our position as the world’s lowest cost producer of caprolactam. First, the location of our manufacturing operations in the United States affords us access to the world’s lowest cost natural gas, which is a key raw material needed to manufacture the ammonia used in the production of caprolactam as well as the source of power for our manufacturing operations. By contrast, a significant number of our competitors are located in geographic locations where energy prices are substantially higher. Second, we are fully backward integrated into several key feedstock materials necessary to produce caprolactam and Nylon 6 resin, particularly phenol, ammonia and oleum/sulfuric acid, which we believe is a unique advantage in our industry. Backward integration contributes to higher operating margins by lowering raw material transportation, handling and storage costs. It also enables us to remain flexible, while optimizing sales from our diverse portfolio of products. Finally, our long-term customer relationships and contracts enable us to maintain high plant utilization rates, which, along with our large scale, provide significant operating and purchasing leverage.

Global Reach. The global reach of our sales and marketing capabilities enables us to compete everywhere nylon resin, caprolactam and ammonium sulfate are consumed. Our sales, marketing, technical and procurement staff reside in eight countries, and in 2016 approximately 18% of our sales were outside the United States. Our freight and logistics capabilities and terminal locations position us well to serve global markets, including the dock and loading facility at our Hopewell facility which is capable of serving ocean-going freight vessels. Our global reach enables us to arbitrage geographic price variations to ensure we are receiving the highest value for our products.


Technical Know-how, Customer Intimacy and Application Development Capabilities. Intimate knowledge of our customers and end-market applications, combined with our technical know-how, enables us to develop specialty products that are often valued higher by customers compared to commodity products. We have an R&D department consisting of nearly 50 scientists and engineers with advanced degrees in polymer synthesis, catalysis and chemical and polymer engineering, who work not only on developing new products for nylon resins but also drive exacting offerings for our chemical intermediates and ammonium sulfate customers. In June 2015, we expanded our capabilities to test and scale production of copolymer Nylon 6/6.6 resin, which is used in food packaging films and other applications. We have also invested in an R&D facility located in Shanghai, China that specializes in working with caprolactam and nylon resin customers to develop products for specialty applications. Further, our agronomists provide the latest scientific information on the importance of sulfur nutrition and how to optimize the benefits of ammonium sulfate fertilizer to our global customers through a variety of channels including webinars, an “Ask the Agronomist” blog, technical training sessions for retailers and direct grower meetings.

Diverse Revenue Sources from the Sale of Fertilizer, Acetone and Other Chemical Intermediates. Due to our specific chemical manufacturing processes, backward integration and scale, we produce ammonium sulfate fertilizer, acetone and a wide range of other chemical intermediates that enable us to diversify our revenue sources. Most significantly, for every pound of caprolactam produced, we produce approximately four pounds of ammonium sulfate, a fertilizer used by farmers around the world. For the past two decades we have employed agronomists to educate growers and retailers in the Americas on the yield value of using ammonium sulfate fertilizer on key crops including corn, coffee, sugar and cotton.

 



   Company Address: 300 Kimball Drive Parsippany 7054 NJ
   Company Phone Number: 526-1800   Stock Exchange / Ticker: NYSE ASIX
   


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Advansix Inc

Advansix Inc Sees Improvement in Earnings Per Share with Decrease in Fourth Quarter Deficit

Advansix Inc, a leading player in the Chemicals - Plastics & Rubber industry, recently released its fourth-quarter earnings report for 2023. The results indicate a mixed performance for the company, with both positive and negative trends observed.
In terms of earnings per share (EPS), Advansix Inc saw an improvement from the prior reporting season, with a decrease in the deficit. In the fourth quarter of 2023, the company reported a deficit of $-0.19 per share, compared to $1.18 per share a year before. This shows progress in managing costs and improving profitability. Moreover, in comparison to the previous reporting season, where EPS stood at $-0.29 per share, there has been a noticeable improvement.

Advansix Inc

Crashing to New Lows: Advansix Inc's Revenue Takes a Devastating Plunge in Recent Fiscal Period2. Advansix Inc's Financial Rollercoaster: Shocking Decline in Revenue and Net Deficit Per Share Threatens Future Success

Advansix Inc, the Chemicals - Plastics & Rubber company, recently released its financial results for the period from July to September 2023, and the numbers are far from impressive. The company witnessed a significant decline in revenue, which plunged by -32.651% to $322.91 million compared to the same period a year ago. This decline is quite alarming and poses several challenges for Advansix Inc in the future.
Adding to the disappointment, the company recorded a net deficit per share of $-0.29, a stark contrast to the positive $0.35 per share reported in the corresponding period last year. The negative trend continues as the earnings per share (EPS) fell from $1.16 per share in the prior reporting period, further exacerbating the situation. Additionally, the company experienced a -24.544% decrease in revenue, dropping from $427.94 million to $322.91 million.

Advansix Inc

Advansix Inc Experiences Double-Digit Revenue Decline in Fiscal Quarter Ending June 30, 2023

Advansix Inc Faces Declining Profits and Revenues, But Shows Resilience in Share Performance
Leading chemical manufacturing company, Advansix Inc, recently reported a significant drop in net profit per share and revenue for its most recent fiscal period. The company's net profit per share plummeted by a staggering -47.98%, declining from $2.23 in the previous year to $1.16. Additionally, net profit per share decreased by -4.92% from $1.22 in the preceding quarter.
The revenue of Advansix Inc also crumbled by -26.786% to $427.94 million when compared to the similar quarter last year. However, sequentially, the revenue increased by 6.84% from $400.54 million. Furthermore, the net earnings of $32.728 million in the most recent fiscal period fell by -49.77% from $65.157 million during the corresponding period a year before.






 

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