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Dow Corning Reports First Quarter 2016 Financial Performance

Dow Corning Corp. today announced first quarter 2016 sales of $1.32 billion, a three percent decrease compared to 2015, and net income of $112 million. Adjusted net income in the first quarter of 2016 was $116 million, a 14 percent increase compared with the first quarter of 2015.

Adjusted net income for 2016 and 2015 excluded the impact of a derivative contract and gains from long-term sales agreements. Additional information about Dow Corning’s financial results:

First Quarter Results

  • Dow Corning continued to increase sales volumes in its most profitable specialty silicones product lines with notable strength in the high performance building, packaging, electronics, and health and beauty care industries.
  • Sales from Dow Corning’s Polysilicon segment continued to decrease as the timing of customers taking product under long-term contracts resulted in fewer shipments.
 Q1 2016Q1 2015% Change
Sales (in billions)$1.32$1.36-3%
Net income (in millions)$112$185-40%
Adjusted net income* (in millions)$116$10114%
* Adjusted net income is a non-GAAP financial measure which excludes certain unusual items. The reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP measures is shown in the Consolidated Statement of Operations linked below.

View First Quarter Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (PDF)

Comments from Dow Corning's Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer J. Donald Sheets (PDF):

  • "Dow Corning had a strong first quarter, with increased sales and profits in our Silicones segment despite continued headwinds caused by a stagnant global economy."
  • "Our first quarter 2015 results included a large, one-time deferred revenue gain which masks the growth we generated in the first quarter of 2016 and accounts for the difference between net income and adjusted net income."
  • "We continue to see opportunities to accelerate growth in our Silicones business upon completion of the Dow Chemical and Corning Inc. transaction. The added power of Dow’s brand, operational excellence, global scale and powerful innovation and R&D engine will provide our customers with even greater expertise and capabilities."
  • "We remain focused on growing our business by delivering high quality and innovative silicone-based products with the industry’s leading expertise and global capabilities."

About Dow Corning
Dow Corning (dowcorning.com) provides performance-enhancing solutions to serve the diverse needs of more than 25,000 customers worldwide.
A global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, Dow Corning offers more than 7,000 products and services via the company's Dow Corning® and XIAMETER® brands. Dow Corning is equally owned by The Dow Chemical Company and Corning, Incorporated. More than half of Dow Corning's annual sales are outside the United States. Dow Corning's global operations adhere to the American Chemistry Council's Responsible Care® initiative, a stringent set of standards designed to advance the safe and secure management of chemical products and processes.

About Hemlock Semiconductor Group
Hemlock Semiconductor Group (hscpoly.com) is comprised of several joint venture companies owned in majority by Dow Corning Corporation. Hemlock Semiconductor is a leading provider of polycrystalline silicon and other silicon-based products used in the manufacturing of semiconductor devices and solar cells and modules. Hemlock Semiconductor began its operations in 1961.


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