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GrafTech International Ltd. manufactures and sells graphite and carbon material science-based solutions. It operates through two segments, Industrial Materials and Engineered Solutions. The Industrial Materials segment manufactures and delivers graphite electrodes, which are components of the conductive power systems used to produce steel and non-ferrous metals; carbon, semi-graphitic, and graphite refractory hearth linings for blast and submerged arc furnaces used to produce iron and ferroalloys; and petroleum needle coke, a crystalline form of carbon used in the production of graphite electrodes. The Engineered Solutions segment provides extruded and molded graphite blocks, and machined graphite parts that are used in metallurgy, high-temperature industrial, and alternative energy applications, as well as produces a line of high temperature insulation for induction furnaces, high temperature vacuum furnaces, direct solidification furnaces, and other high temperature furnace applications; composite materials, which are used in applications, such as thermal protection, heat shields, and various other components; and electronic technologies comprising electronic thermal management solutions, fuel cell components, and sealing materials. This segment also offers materials, which include primary synthetic graphite powders, natural flake graphite powders, coke powders, and various other carbon/graphite powder derivatives for markets, including industrial lubricants, hot metal forming lubricants, conductive polymer fillers, and energy storage applications. The company sells its products through direct sales force, independent sales representatives, and distributors worldwide. GrafTech International Ltd. was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in Independence, Ohio.

2,397 Employees
Last Reported Date: 03/2/15
Founded in 1886

graftech international ltd (GTI) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President and Direct...
Total Annual Compensation: $680.5K
Vice President and President of Industrial Ma...
Total Annual Compensation: $414.3K
Vice President and President of Engineered So...
Total Annual Compensation: $299.0K
Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Total Annual Compensation: $320.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

graftech international ltd (GTI) Key Developments

GrafTech International Ltd. Provides Earnings Guidance for the First Half of 2015

GrafTech International Ltd. provided earnings guidance for the first half of 2015. For the period, EBITDA and operating cash flow is now expected to be at the low end of the previous guided targeted ranges of $30 million to $40 million each, and could fall slightly below the targeted ranges.

GrafTech International Ltd. Appoints Quinn Coburn as Interim Chief Financial Officer, Effective from May 15, 2015

GrafTech International Ltd. announced that Quinn Coburn, GrafTech’s Vice President of Finance and Treasurer, will assume the additional role of Interim Chief Financial Officer, effective May 15, 2015. Mr. Coburn’s appointment follows Erick R. Asmussen’s decision to accept a Chief Financial Officer role at another company. Quinn Coburn has served as GrafTech’s Vice President of Finance and Treasurer since September 2013. Prior to this role, he served as Vice President and Treasurer of GrafTech beginning in August 2010.

GrafTech International Ltd. Announces Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for First Quarter Ended March 31, 2015; Revises Earnings Guidance for the First Half of 2015; Provides Capital Expenditure Guidance for the Year of 2015; Reports Impairment Charges for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2015

GrafTech International Ltd. announced unaudited consolidated earnings results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. For the quarter, the company reported net sales of $207,211,000 compared to $280,791,000 a year ago. The decrease in net sales were driven by lower shipment volumes and pricing in both business segments primarily drove the reduction in sales. Operating loss was $45,833,000 compared to operating income of $7,069,000 a year ago. Loss before provision for income taxes was $55,074,000 compared to $16,804,000 a year ago. Net loss was $55,608,000 or $0.41 per basic and diluted share compared to $11,517,000 or $0.08 per diluted share a year ago. Net cash provided by operating activities was $22,718,000 compared to $22,090,000 a year ago. Capital expenditures were $13,601,000 compared to $21,728,000 a year ago. EBITDA was $17,232,000 compared to $33,015,000 a year ago. Net debt as of March 31, 2015 was $516,806,000. Adjusted net loss was $13,356,000 or $0.10 per share compared to adjusted net income of $858,000 or $0.01 per share a year ago. The company is revising its guidance for the first half of 2015 and does not expect a significant improvement in results in the second half of 2015. First half 2015 EBITDA target of $30 million to $40 million compared to previous guidance was $45 million to $55 million. First half 2015 operating cash flow of approximately $30 million to $40 million (after approximately $10 million to $15 million of cash rationalization charges) against previous guidance was $40 million to $50 million and approximately $15 million to $20 million of cash rationalization charges. For the full year, the company reducing planned capital expenditures by an additional $5 million, a total year-over-year reduction of approximately $25 million. Current capital expenditures are estimated to be in the range of $55 million to $65 million in 2015. Impairment of long-lived assets and goodwill for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015 was $35,381,000.


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