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Huntsman’s Operating Profits Drop; Battle with Hexion Goes On

3:42 PM MDT | August 4, 2008 | Robert Westervelt

Huntsman reported net income for the second quarter of $23.7 million (10 cts/share), compared with a net loss of $70.9 million for the year-ago quarter, on sales up 17%, to $2.9 billion. Adjusted net income from continuing operations fell 76%, to $19.9 million (9 cts/share). Second-quarter adjusted Ebitda from continuing operations fell 15%, to $209.8 million. Stronger results in performance products were more than offset by lower results in polyurethanes (PU), materials and effects, and pigments, Huntsman says. On a sequential basis, adjusted Ebitda...

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