10-K 1 neu-20121231x10k.htm FORM 10-K NEU-2012.12.31-10K
UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
FORM 10-K
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ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012
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TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period from                      to                     
Commission file number 1-32190
 
NEWMARKET CORPORATION
Incorporated pursuant to the Laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia
Internal Revenue Service Employer Identification No. 20-0812170
330 South Fourth Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219-4350
804-788-5000
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
 
Name of each exchange on which registered
COMMON STOCK, without par value
 
NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE
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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    Yes  ý    No  o
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Indicate by check mark if disclosure of delinquent filers pursuant to Item 405 of Regulation S-K is not contained herein, and will not be contained, to the best of registrant’s knowledge, in definitive proxy or information statements incorporated by reference in Part III of this Form 10-K or any amendment to this Form 10-K.  ý 
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Aggregate market value of voting stock held by non-affiliates of the registrant as of June 29, 2012 (the last business day of the registrant’s most recently completed second fiscal quarter): $2,182,719,787*
Number of shares of Common Stock outstanding as of January 31, 2013: 13,417,877
 
DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE
Portions of NewMarket Corporation’s definitive Proxy Statement for its 2013 Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to Regulation 14A under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 are incorporated by reference into Part III of this Annual Report on Form 10-K.
 
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In determining this figure, an aggregate of 3,340,685 shares of Common Stock as beneficially owned by Bruce C. Gottwald and members of his immediate family have been excluded and treated as shares held by affiliates. See Item 12. The aggregate market value has been computed on the basis of the closing price on the New York Stock Exchange on June 29, 2012.






Form 10-K
Table of Contents
 
PART I
 
 
Item 1.
Item 1A.
Item 1B.
Item 2.
Item 3.
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PART II
 
 
Item 5.
Item 6.
Item 7.
Item 7A.
Item 8.
Item 9.
Item 9A.
Item 9B.
 
 
 
PART III
 
 
Item 10.
Item 11.
Item 12.
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Item 14.
 
 
 
PART IV
 
 
Item 15.



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PART I

ITEM 1.
BUSINESS
NewMarket Corporation (NewMarket) (NYSE: NEU) is a holding company and is the parent company of Afton Chemical Corporation (Afton), Ethyl Corporation (Ethyl), NewMarket Services Corporation (NewMarket Services), and NewMarket Development Corporation (NewMarket Development).
Each of our subsidiaries manages its own assets and liabilities. Afton encompasses the petroleum additives business, while Ethyl represents the sale and distribution of tetraethyl lead (TEL) in North America and certain petroleum additives manufacturing operations. NewMarket Development manages the property that we own in Richmond, Virginia. NewMarket Services provides various administrative services to NewMarket, Afton, Ethyl, and NewMarket Development. NewMarket Services departmental expenses and other expenses are billed to NewMarket and each subsidiary pursuant to services agreements between the companies.
References in this Annual Report on Form 10-K to “we,” “us,” “our,” and “NewMarket” are to NewMarket Corporation and its subsidiaries on a consolidated basis, unless the context indicates otherwise.
As a specialty chemicals company, Afton develops, manufactures, and blends highly formulated fuel and lubricant additive products, and markets and sells these products worldwide. Afton is one of the largest lubricant and fuel additives companies worldwide. Lubricant and fuel additives are necessary products for efficient maintenance and reliable operation of all vehicles and machinery. From custom-formulated chemical blends to market-general additive components, we believe Afton provides customers with products and solutions that make fuels burn cleaner, engines run smoother, and machines last longer.
Through an open, flexible, and collaborative style, Afton works closely with its customers to understand their business and help them meet their goals. This style has allowed Afton to develop long-term relationships with its customers in every major region of the world, which Afton serves through eleven manufacturing facilities across the globe.
With almost 450 employees in research and development, Afton is dedicated to developing chemical formulations that are tailored to our customers’ and the end-users’ specific needs. Afton’s portfolio of technologically-advanced, value-added products allows it to provide a full range of products and services to its customers.
Ethyl provides contract manufacturing services to Afton and to third parties and is one of the primary marketers of TEL in North America.
NewMarket Development manages the property that we own on a site in Richmond, Virginia consisting of approximately 60 acres. We have our corporate offices on this site, as well as a research and testing facility, the office complex we constructed for Foundry Park I, LLC (Foundry Park I), a wholly-owned subsidiary of NewMarket Development, and several acres dedicated to other uses. We are currently exploring various development opportunities for portions of the property as the demand warrants. This effort is ongoing in nature, as we have no specific timeline for any future developments.
We were incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia in 2004. Our principal executive offices are located at 330 South Fourth Street, Richmond, Virginia, and our telephone number is (804) 788-5000. We employed 1,710 people at the end of 2012.
Business Segments
Our business is composed of two segments: petroleum additives and real estate development. The petroleum additives segment is primarily represented by Afton and the real estate development segment is represented by Foundry Park I. The TEL business of Ethyl is reflected in the “All other” category. All of these are discussed below.
Petroleum Additives—Petroleum additives are used in lubricating oils and fuels to enhance their performance in machinery, vehicles, and other equipment. We manufacture chemical components that are selected to perform one or more specific functions and combine those chemicals with other components to form additive packages for use in specified end-user applications. The petroleum additives market is an international marketplace, with customers ranging from oil companies and refineries to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and other specialty chemical companies.


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The products offered by the petroleum additives segment are sold to common customers, are manufactured in the same plants, share common components or building blocks, and are supported by a common sales, as well as research and development, workforce.
We believe our success in the petroleum additives market is largely due to our ability to bring value to our customers through our products and our open, flexible, and collaborative working style. We accomplish this by understanding what our customers need and by applying our technical capabilities, formulation expertise, broadly differentiated product offerings, and global distribution capabilities to meet those needs. We invest significantly in research and development in order to meet our customers’ needs and to adapt to the rapidly changing environment for new and improved products and services.
We view the petroleum additives marketplace as being comprised of two broad product groupings: lubricant additives and fuel additives. Lubricant additives are highly formulated chemical products that, when blended with base oil, improve the efficiency, durability, performance, and functionality of mineral oils, synthetic oils, and biodegradable fluids, thereby enhancing the performance of machinery and engines. Fuel additives are chemical components and products that improve the refining process and performance of gasoline, diesel, biofuels, and other fuels, resulting in lower fuel costs, improved vehicle performance, reduced tailpipe or smokestack emissions, and improved power plant efficiency.
Lubricant Additives
Lubricant additives are essential ingredients for lubricating oils. Lubricant additives are used in a wide variety of vehicle and industrial applications, including engine oils, transmission fluids, gear oils, hydraulic oils, turbine oils, and in virtually any other application where metal-to-metal moving parts are utilized. Lubricant additives are organic and synthetic chemical components that enhance wear protection, prevent deposits, and protect against the hostile operating environment of an engine, transmission, axle, hydraulic pump, or industrial machine.
Lubricants are widely used in operating machinery from heavy industrial equipment to vehicles. Lubricants provide a layer of protection between moving mechanical parts. Without this layer of protection, the normal functioning of machinery would not occur. Effective lubricants reduce downtime, prevent accidents, and increase efficiency. Specifically, lubricants serve the following main functions:
Friction reduction—Friction is reduced by maintaining a thin film of lubricant between moving surfaces, preventing them from coming into direct contact with one another and reducing wear on moving machinery.
Heat removalLubricants act as coolants by removing heat resulting from either friction or through contact with other, higher temperature materials.
Containment of contaminantsLubricants are required to function by carrying contaminants away from the machinery and neutralizing the harmful impact of the by-products created by combustion.
The functionality of lubricants is created through an exact balance between a base fluid and performance enhancing additives. This balance is the goal of effective formulations achieved by experienced research professionals. We offer a full line of lubricant additive products, each of which is composed of component chemicals specially selected to perform desired functions. We manufacture most of the chemical components and blend these components to create formulated additives packages designed to meet industry and customer specifications. Lubricant additive components are generally classified based upon their intended functionality, including:
detergents, which clean moving parts of engines and machines, suspend oil contaminants and combustion by-products, and absorb acidic combustion products;
dispersants, which serve to inhibit the formation of sludge and particulates;
extreme pressure/antiwear agents, which reduce wear on moving engine and machinery parts;
viscosity index modifiers, which improve the viscosity and temperature characteristics of lubricants and help the lubricant flow evenly to all parts of an engine or machine; and
antioxidants, which prevent oil from degrading over time.


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We are one of the leading global suppliers of specially formulated lubricant additives that combine some or all of the components described above to develop our products. Our products are highly formulated, complex chemical compositions derived from extensive research and testing to ensure all additive components work together to provide the intended results. Our products are engineered to meet specifications prescribed by either the industry or a specific customer. Purchasers of lubricant additives tend to be oil companies, distributors, refineries, and compounders/blenders. We make no sales directly to end-users.
Key drivers of demand for lubricant additives include total vehicle miles driven, fuel economy, drain/refill intervals, the average age of vehicles on the road, vehicle production, equipment production, and new engine and driveline technologies.
We view our participation in the lubricant marketplace in three primary areas: engine oil additives, driveline additives, and industrial additives. Our view is not necessarily the same way others view the market.
Engine Oil Additives—The largest submarket within the lubricant additives marketplace is engine oil additives, which we estimate represents approximately 70% of the overall lubricant additives market volume. The engine oils market’s primary customers include consumers, service dealers, and OEMs. The extension of drain intervals has generally offset increased demand due to higher vehicle population and more miles driven. The primary functions of engine oil additives are to reduce friction, prevent wear, control formation of sludge and oxidation, and prevent rust. Engine oil additives are typically sold to lubricant manufacturers who combine them with a base oil fluid to meet internal, industry, and OEM specifications.
Key drivers of the engine oils market are the total vehicle miles driven, fuel economy, number of vehicles on the road, drain intervals, engine and crankcase size, changes in engine design, and temperature and specification changes driven by the OEMs. Afton offers additives for oils that protect the modern engine and makes additives that are specially formulated to protect high mileage vehicles. Afton offers products that enhance the performance of mineral, part-synthetic, and fully-synthetic engine oils.
Driveline Additives—The driveline additives submarket is comprised of additives designed for products such as transmission fluids, gear oils, and off-road fluids. This submarket shares in the 30% of the market not covered by engine oil additives. Transmission fluids primarily serve as the power transmission and heat transfer medium in the area of the transmission where the torque of the drive shaft is transferred to the gears of the vehicle. Gear oil additives lubricate gears, bearings, clutches, and bands in the gear-box and are used in vehicles, off-highway, hydraulic, and marine equipment. Other products in this area include hydraulic transmission fluids, universal tractor fluids, power steering fluids, shock absorber fluids, gear oils, and lubricants for heavy machinery. These products must conform to highly prescribed specifications developed by vehicle OEMs for specific models or designs. These additives are generally sold to oil companies for ultimate sale to vehicle OEMs for new vehicles (factory-fill), service dealers for aftermarket servicing (service-fill), retailers, and distributors.
Key drivers of the driveline additives marketplace are the number of vehicles manufactured, drain intervals for transmission fluids and gear applications, changes in engine and transmission design and temperatures, and specification changes driven by the OEMs.
Industrial Additives—The industrial additives submarket is comprised of additives designed for products for industrial applications such as hydraulic fluids, grease, industrial gear fluids, industrial specialty applications, and metalworking additives. This submarket also shares in the 30% of the market not covered by engine oil additives. These products must conform to industry specifications, OEM requirements, and/or application and operating environment demands. Industrial additives are generally sold to oil companies, service dealers for after-market servicing, and distributors.
Key drivers of the industrial additives marketplace are gross domestic product levels and industrial production.
Fuel Additives
Fuel additives are chemical compounds that are used to improve both the oil refining process and the performance of gasoline, diesel, biofuels, and other fuels. Benefits of fuel additives in the oil refining process include reduced use of crude oil, lower processing costs, and improved fuel storage properties. Fuel performance benefits include ignition improvements, combustion efficiency, reduced emission particulates, fuel economy improvements, and engine


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cleanliness, as well as protection against deposits in fuel injectors, intake valves, and the combustion chamber. Our fuel additives are extensively tested and designed to meet stringent industry, government, OEM, and individual customer requirements.
Many different types of additives are used in fuels. Their use is generally determined by customer, industry, OEM, and government specifications, and often differs from country to country. The types of fuel additives we offer include:
gasoline performance additives, which clean and maintain key elements of the fuel delivery systems, including fuel injectors and intake valves, in gasoline engines;
diesel fuel performance additives, which perform similar cleaning functions in diesel engines;
cetane improvers, which increase the cetane number (ignition quality) in diesel fuel by reducing the delay between injection and ignition;
stabilizers, which reduce or eliminate oxidation in fuel;
corrosion inhibitors, which minimize the corrosive effects of combustion by-products and prevent rust;
lubricity additives, which restore lubricating properties lost in the refining process;
cold flow improvers, which improve the pumping and flow of diesel in cold temperatures; and
octane enhancers, which increase octane ratings and decrease emissions.
We offer a broad line of fuel additives worldwide and sell our products to major fuel marketers and refiners, as well as independent terminals and other fuel blenders.
Key drivers in the fuel additive marketplace include total vehicle miles driven, fuel economy, the introduction of more sophisticated engines, regulations on emissions (both gasoline and diesel), quality of the crude oil slate and performance standards, and marketing programs of major oil companies.
Competition
We believe we are one of the four largest manufacturers and suppliers in the petroleum additives marketplace.
In the lubricant additives submarket of petroleum additives, our major competitors are The Lubrizol Corporation (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.), Infineum (a joint venture between ExxonMobil Chemical and Royal Dutch Shell plc), and Chevron Oronite Company LLC. There are several other suppliers in the worldwide market who are competitors in their particular product areas.
The fuel additives submarket is fragmented and characterized by many competitors. While we participate in many facets of the fuel additives market, our competitors tend to be more narrowly focused. In the gasoline detergent market, we compete mainly against BASF AG, Chevron Oronite Company LLC, and The Lubrizol Corporation; in the cetane improver market, we compete mainly against Innospec, Inc. (Innospec), Eurenco, and EPC - U.K.; and in the diesel markets, we compete mainly against The Lubrizol Corporation, Infineum, BASF AG, and Innospec. We also compete against other regional competitors in the fuel additives marketplace.
The competition among the participants in these industries is characterized by the need to provide customers with cost effective, technologically-capable products that meet or exceed industry specifications. The need to continually increase technology performance and lower cost through formulation technology and cost improvement programs is vital for success in this environment.
Real Estate Development—The real estate development segment represents the operations of Foundry Park I.
In January 2007, Foundry Park I entered into a Deed of Lease Agreement with MeadWestvaco Corporation (MeadWestvaco) under which it is leasing an office building which we have constructed on approximately three acres in Richmond, Virginia. The construction of the building was completed in late 2009 and was to the specifications of MeadWestvaco, which is using the building as its corporate headquarters. The rental income to us began in 2010. The lease term is for a period of 13 1/2 years with rent based upon a factor of the final project cost. The lease expires in June 2023, subject to certain extension options.


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In early 2010, Foundry Park I secured a five year mortgage loan on the property. On May 1, 2012, we paid in full the outstanding principal amount on the mortgage loan. We used borrowings under our revolving credit facility to finance the payment. Further information on our financing of the project and the related interest rate swap agreements is in Notes 12 and 16 (when we make a reference to Notes, we mean the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements included herein). None of these agreements impacts the terms of the lease with MeadWestvaco.
We are currently exploring various development opportunities for other portions of the property we own, as the demand warrants. This search is ongoing in nature, and we have no specific timeline for any future developments.
All Other—The “All other” category includes the continuing operations of the TEL business (primarily sales of TEL in North America), as well as certain contract manufacturing performed by Ethyl. Ethyl manufacturing facilities include our Houston, Texas and Sarnia, Ontario, Canada plants. The Houston plant is substantially dedicated to petroleum additives manufacturing and produces both lubricant additives and fuel additives. The Sarnia plant is completely dedicated to petroleum additives manufacturing and produces fuel additives. The financial results of the petroleum additives production by the Ethyl manufacturing facilities are reflected in the petroleum additives segment results. The “All other” category financial results include a service fee charged by Ethyl for its production services to Afton. Our remaining manufacturing facilities are part of Afton and produce lubricant additives and/or fuel additives.
Raw Materials and Product Supply
We use a variety of raw materials and chemicals in our manufacturing and blending processes and believe the sources of these are adequate for our current operations. The primary raw materials for Afton are base oil, polyisobutylene, antioxidants, alcohols, solvents, sulfonates, friction modifiers, olefins, and copolymers.
As the performance requirements of our products become more complex, we often work with highly specialized suppliers. In some cases, we source from a single supplier. In cases where we decide to source from a single supplier, we manage our risk by maintaining safety stock of the raw material, qualifying alternate supply, or identifying a backup position. The backup position could take additional time to implement, but we are confident we can ensure continued supply for our customers. We continue to monitor the raw material supply situation and continually adjust our procurement strategies as conditions require.
Research, Development, and Testing
Research, development, and testing (R&D) provides technologies and performance based solutions for the petroleum additives market. We develop products through a combination of chemical synthesis, formulation development, engineering design, and performance testing. In addition to products, R&D provides our customers with product differentiation and technical support to assure total customer satisfaction.
We are committed to providing the most advanced products, comprehensive testing programs, and superior technical support to our customers and to OEMs worldwide. R&D expenditures, which totaled $118 million in 2012, $105 million in 2011, and $91 million in 2010, are expected to increase again in 2013. Afton continues to expand our internal testing, research, and customer support capabilities around the world in support of our goals of providing market-driven technical leadership and performance-based differentiation. In 2012, we expanded our laboratory and mechanical testing area in Richmond, Virginia. This increases our capacity for providing differentiated solutions to our customers and provides additional process development capability to enhance our speed-to-market for new products and technologies.
Afton continues to develop new technology and products to meet the changing requirements of OEMs and to keep our customers well positioned for the future. A significant portion of our R&D investment is dedicated to the development of products that are differentiated by their ability to deliver improved fuel efficiency in addition to robust performance in the wide range of new hardware designs.
In 2012, we successfully launched new technologies for multiple new engine oil categories for passenger cars and commercial trucks in support of our customers in all regions of the world. Research in the engine oil area continues to increase as we begin to prepare for the new ILSAC GF-6 specification for gasoline engine oils in North America and other specifications around the world.


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We continue to provide leading technology in the fuel additives area. In 2012, new products were developed and launched in all product lines including gasoline performance additives, diesel performance additives, and finished fuel additives. Research is focused on the development of new technologies that exceed the changing needs of modern engine fueling systems and changing fuel properties, as well as addressing the growing need for increased fuel economy and emissions reduction. In addition, we continue to maintain close interactions with regulatory, industry, and OEM leaders to guide our development of future fuel additive technologies based on well-defined market needs.
Our industrial additives product slate continued to expand with the development of new products in multiple areas including hydraulic fluids, grease, industrial gear oils, turbine oils, grease additives and metalworking fluid additives. Research is focused on the development of technologies that will provide differentiation to our customers in multiple performance areas including equipment life and energy efficiency.
Technology development continued at a rapid pace in our transmission fluid, axle oil, and tractor fluid product lines. This included the development of new factory fill products for OEMs in the United States, Germany, Japan, and China, and for expansion of our service fill product portfolio. Afton’s state-of-the art testing capabilities are enabling customized research in all areas of performance needed by both OEMs and tier one suppliers. Our leading-edge capabilities and fundamental understanding in the areas of friction control, energy efficiency, and wear/pitting prevention were used to set the stage for next generation products in all driveline areas.
Intellectual Property
Our intellectual property, including our patents, licenses, and trademarks, is an important component of our business. We actively protect our inventions, new technologies, and product developments by filing patent applications and maintaining trade secrets. We currently own approximately 1,100 issued or pending United States and foreign patents. In addition, we have acquired the rights under patents and inventions of others through licenses or otherwise. We take care to respect the intellectual property rights of others and we believe our products do not infringe upon those rights. We vigorously participate in patent opposition proceedings around the world, where necessary, to secure a technology base free of infringement. We believe our patent position is strong, aggressively managed, and sufficient for the conduct of our business.
We also have several hundred trademark registrations throughout the world for our marks, including NewMarket®, Afton Chemical®, Ethyl®, mmt®, HiTEC®, TecGARD®, GREENBURN®, Passion for Solutions®, CleanStart®, Polartech®, and BioTEC®, as well as several pending trademark and service mark applications, including AxcelTM and 24/7 QuickResponseSM.
Commitment to Environmental and Safety Excellence
We are committed to continuous improvement and vigilant management of the health and safety of our employees, customers, and the communities in which we operate, as well as the stewardship of the environment. One way our companies demonstrate this is through our commitment to the Guiding Principles of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) Responsible Care® (RC) program. Both Afton and Ethyl have implemented Responsible Care Management Systems (RCMS® or RC14001®) at their U.S. headquarters and other U.S. facilities. Our implementation of RCMS® is certified by an independent third-party auditing process as established by the ACC as a requirement of membership. In 2012, our facilities successfully passed the audits and received certification, which is valid for a three-year period. Additionally, Afton’s Feluy, Belgium and Suzhou, China plants are certified to the environmental standard ISO 14001. Suzhou is also certified to OHSAS 18001, a global occupational health and safety standard. Afton’s Sauget, Illinois plant continues to be an OSHA Star VPP (Voluntary Protection Program) location.
Safety and environmental responsibility are a way of life at NewMarket—enhancing operations, the way we work, and the relationships we maintain with our employees, customers, supply chain partners, and the communities in which we operate. Our executive management meetings begin with a review of our environmental and safety performance.
Our objective is to establish a culture where our employees understand that good environmental and safety performance is good business and understand that environmental compliance and safety is their personal responsibility.
Our worldwide injury/illness recordable rate (which is the number of injuries per 200,000 hours worked) in 2012 was 0.68. The rate was 0.67 in 2011 and 0.64 in 2010. NewMarket continues to perform consistently well in safety.  Our


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performance is a demonstration of our safety-first culture and represents a focused effort by all of our employees.  We are extremely proud of our accomplishments in the safety area, especially when compared to safety records in other industries. Both Afton and Ethyl continue to be among top performers among their industry peers. Based on the 2011 OSHA recordable data, both companies ranked high in the top performing quartile of chemical manufacturing companies of similar size.  OSHA data for 2012 is not yet available, but the anticipation is that NewMarket's safety performance will continue to be among the best compared to similar sized chemical companies.  Further, Ethyl won the Responsible Care Company of the Year award from the ACC in 2011, which is an honor given by the ACC to only one company in each size category.  While our safety performance is very strong, we strive for continual improvement and have initiatives in place aimed at further improving our safety record.
As members of the ACC, Afton and Ethyl provide data on twelve metrics used to track environmental impact, safety, energy use, community outreach and emergency preparedness, greenhouse gas intensity, and product stewardship performance of the ACC member companies. These can be viewed at http://responsiblecare.americanchemistry.com/Performance-Results. The information on this website is not, and shall not be deemed to be, a part of this Annual Report on Form 10-K or incorporated by reference in this Annual Report on Form 10-K or any other filings we make with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Environmental
We operate under policies that we believe comply with federal, state, local, and foreign requirements regarding the handling, manufacture, and use of materials. One or more regulatory agencies may classify some of these materials as hazardous or toxic. We also believe that we comply in all material respects with laws, regulations, statutes, and ordinances protecting the environment, including those related to the discharge of materials. We expect to continue to comply in all material respects. We regularly review the status of significant existing or potential environmental issues.
Total liabilities accrued at year-end for environmental remediation were $19.7 million for 2012 and $21.7 million for 2011. In addition to the accruals for environmental remediation, we also had accruals for dismantling and decommissioning costs of $500 thousand at December 31, 2012 and $600 thousand at December 31, 2011.
As new technology becomes available, it may be possible to reduce accrued amounts. While we believe that we are currently fully accrued for known environmental issues, it is possible that unexpected future costs could have a significant financial impact on our financial position, results of operation, and cash flows.
We spent approximately $18 million in 2012, $19 million in 2011, and $18 million in 2010 for ongoing environmental operating and clean-up costs, excluding depreciation of previously capitalized expenditures. These environmental operating and clean-up expenses are included in cost of goods sold.
For capital expenditures on pollution prevention and safety projects, we spent $10 million in 2012, $9 million in 2011, and $7 million in 2010.
Our estimate of the effects of complying with governmental pollution prevention and safety regulations is subject to:
potential changes in applicable statutes and regulations (or their enforcement and interpretation);
uncertainty as to the success of anticipated solutions to pollution problems;
uncertainty as to whether additional expense may prove necessary; and
potential for emerging technology to affect remediation methods and reduce associated costs.
We are subject to liabilities associated with the investigation and cleanup of hazardous substances, as well as personal injury, property damage, or natural resource damage arising from the release of, or exposure to, such hazardous substances. Further, we may have environmental liabilities imposed in many situations without regard to violations of laws or regulations. These liabilities may also be imposed jointly and severally (so that a responsible party may be held liable for more than its share of the losses involved, or even the entire loss) and may be imposed on many different entities with a relationship to the hazardous substances at issue, including, for example, entities that formerly owned or operated the property and entities that arranged for the disposal of the hazardous substances at an affected property. We are subject to many environmental laws, including the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, commonly known as CERCLA or Superfund, in the United States, and similar foreign and state laws.


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Under CERCLA, we are currently considered a potentially responsible party (PRP), at several sites, ranging from a de minimis PRP or a minor PRP, to an involvement considered greater than the minor PRP involvement. At some of these sites, the remediation methodology, as well as the proportionate shares of each PRP, has been well established. Other sites are not as mature, which makes it more difficult to reasonably estimate our share of the future clean-up or remediation costs.
In 2000, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) named us as a PRP for the clean-up of soil and groundwater contamination at five grouped disposal sites known as "Sauget Area 2 Sites" in Sauget, Illinois. Without admitting any fact, responsibility, fault, or liability in connection with this site, we are participating with other PRPs in site investigations and feasibility studies. The Sauget Area 2 Site PRPs received notice of approval from the EPA of the Remedial Investigation report on February 27, 2009 and notice of approval of their October 2009 Human Health Risk Assessment on December 17, 2009. The PRPs expect to submit their revised Feasibility Study (FS) to the EPA in 2013. We have accrued our estimated proportional share of the expenses, as well as our best estimate of our proportional share of the remediation liability proposed in our ongoing discussions and submissions with the agencies involved. We do not believe there is any additional information available as a basis for revision of the liability that we have established at December 31, 2012. The amount accrued for this site is not material. We also have several other sites where we are in the process of environmental remediation and monitoring. See Note 18 for further information.
Geographic Areas
We have operations in the United States, Europe, Asia, Latin America, Australia, the Middle East, and Canada. The economies are generally stable in the countries where we do most of our business, although many of those countries have experienced recent economic downturns. In countries with more political or economic uncertainty, we generally minimize our risk of loss by utilizing U.S. Dollar-denominated transactions, letters of credit, and prepaid transactions. Our foreign customers consist of financially viable government organizations, as well as both large and smaller companies.
The table below reports revenues and long-lived assets by geographic area. Except for the United States, no single country exceeded 10% of revenue or long-lived assets during any year. However, because our foreign operations are significant to our overall business, we are presenting revenue in the table below by the major regions in which we operate. We assign revenues to geographic areas based on the location to which the product was shipped to a third-party. The change in revenues during the three-year period is discussed more fully in Item 7, “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operation.”


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Net sales to one customer of our petroleum additives segment exceeded 10% of consolidated revenue in 2012, 2011, and 2010. Sales to Royal Dutch Shell plc and its affiliates (Shell) amounted to $252 million (11% of consolidated revenue) in 2012, $246 million (11% of consolidated revenue) in 2011, and $217 million (12% of consolidated revenue) in 2010. These sales represent a wide range of products sold to this customer in multiple regions of the world.
Geographic Areas
 
 
Years Ended December 31,
(in millions)
 
2012
 
2011
 
2010
Consolidated revenue
 
 
 
 
 
 
United States
 
$
811

 
$
768

 
$
651

Europe, Middle East, Africa, India
 
692

 
728

 
633

Asia Pacific
 
441

 
405

 
329

Other foreign
 
279

 
249

 
184

Consolidated revenue
 
$
2,223

 
$
2,150

 
$
1,797

Long-lived assets (a)
 
 
 
 
 
 
United States
 
$
255

 
$
257

 
$
256

Foreign
 
103

 
96

 
78

Total long-lived assets
 
$
358

 
$
353

 
$
334

(a)
Long-lived assets include property, plant, and equipment, net of depreciation.
Availability of Reports Filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and Corporate Governance Documents
Our internet website address is www.newmarket.com. We make available, free of charge through our website, our Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Current Reports on Form 8-K, and amendments to those reports filed or furnished pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (Exchange Act), as soon as reasonably practicable after such documents are electronically filed with, or furnished to, the SEC. In addition, our Corporate Governance Guidelines, Code of Conduct, and the charters of our Audit; Compensation; and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees, are available on our website and are available in print, without charge, to any shareholder upon request by contacting our Corporate Secretary at NewMarket Corporation, 330 South Fourth Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219. The information on our website is not, and shall not be deemed to be, a part of this Annual Report on Form 10-K or incorporated by reference in this Annual Report on Form 10-K or any other filings we make with the SEC.
Executive Officers of the Registrant
The names and ages of all executive officers as of February 15, 2013 follow.
Name
Age
Positions
Thomas E. Gottwald
52
President and Chief Executive Officer (Principal Executive Officer)
David A. Fiorenza
63
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (Principal Financial Officer)
Steven M. Edmonds
60
Vice President—General Counsel
Bruce R. Hazelgrove, III
52
Vice President—Corporate Resources
Wayne C. Drinkwater
66
Controller (Principal Accounting Officer)
Cameron D. Warner, Jr.
54
Treasurer
M. Rudolph West
59
Secretary
Robert A. Shama
52
President, Afton Chemical Corporation


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Our officers, at the discretion of the Board of Directors, hold office until the meeting of the Board of Directors following the next annual shareholders’ meeting. With the exception of Mr. Warner and Mr. Shama, all of the officers have served in these capacities with NewMarket for at least the last five years. Mr. Warner has been employed by NewMarket for at least five years in various senior management capacities. Prior to being named Treasurer in 2011, Mr. Warner was Director—Treasury and Corporate Development since 2007. Prior to that position and beginning in 2005, he was Director—Corporate Development and Planning. Mr. Shama has been employed by Afton for at least five years in various senior management capacities. Prior to being named President of Afton in 2013, he was Executive Vice President of Afton beginning in 2012 and Senior Vice President North America and Chief Marketing Officer in 2011. From 2008 to 2010, Mr. Shama was Vice President Sales and Marketing North America.


ITEM 1A.
RISK FACTORS
Our business is subject to many factors that could materially adversely affect our future performance and cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by forward-looking statements made in this Annual Report on Form 10-K. Those risk factors are outlined below.
Availability of raw materials and transportation systems, including sourcing from some single suppliers, could have a material adverse effect on our operations.
The chemical industry can experience some tightness of supply of certain materials or availability of transportation systems. In addition, in some cases, we choose to source from a single supplier. Any significant disruption in supply could affect our ability to obtain raw materials or to utilize transportation systems. This could have a material adverse effect on our operations.
Several of our products are produced solely at one facility, and a significant disruption or disaster at such a facility could have a material adverse effect on our results of operation.
Several of the products we sell are produced only in one location. We are dependent upon the continued safe operation of these production facilities. These production facilities are subject to various hazards associated with the manufacturing, handling, storage, and transportation of chemical materials and products, including leaks and ruptures, explosions, fires, inclement weather, natural disasters, unscheduled downtime, and environmental hazards. Some of our products involve the manufacturing and handling of a variety of reactive, explosive, and flammable materials. Many of these hazards could cause a disruption in the production of our products. We cannot assure that these facilities will not experience these types of hazards and disruptions in the future or that these incidents will not result in production delays or otherwise have an adverse effect on our results of operation, financial condition, or cash flows in any given period.
We may be unable to respond effectively to technological changes in our industry.
Our future business success will depend upon our ability to maintain and enhance our technological capabilities, develop and market products and applications that meet changing customer needs, and successfully anticipate or respond to technological changes in a cost-effective and timely basis. Our industry is characterized by frequent changes in industry performance standards, which affect the amount and timing of our research and development costs and other technology-related costs. As a result, the life cycle of our products is often hard to predict. Further, technological changes in some or all of our customers’ products or processes may make our products obsolete. Our inability to maintain a highly qualified technical workforce or their inability to anticipate, respond to, or utilize changing technologies could have a material adverse effect on our results of operation, financial condition, or cash flows in any given period.
Our research and development efforts are costly and may not succeed.
The petroleum additives industry is subject to periodic technological change and ongoing product improvements. In order to maintain our profits and remain competitive, we must successfully develop, manufacture, and market new or improved products. As a result, we must commit substantial resources each year to research and development. Ongoing investments in research and development for future products could result in higher costs without a proportional increase in profits. Additionally, for any new product program,


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there is a risk of technical or market failure in which case we may not be able to develop the new commercial product needed to maintain our competitive position, or we may need to commit additional resources to new product development programs. Moreover, new products may have lower margins than the products they replace.
Our failure to protect our intellectual property rights could adversely affect our future performance and growth.
Protection of our proprietary processes, methods, compounds, and other technologies is important to our business. We depend upon our ability to develop and protect our intellectual property rights to distinguish our products from those of our competitors. Failure to protect our existing intellectual property rights may result in the loss of valuable technologies or having to pay other companies for infringing on their intellectual property rights. We rely on a combination of patent, trade secret, trademark, and copyright law, as well as judicial enforcement, to protect such technologies. We currently own approximately 1,100 issued and pending U.S. and foreign patents. Some of these patents are licensed to others. In addition, we have acquired the rights under patents and inventions of others through licenses or otherwise. We have developed, and may in the future develop, technologies with universities or other academic institutions, or with the use of government funding. In such cases, the academic institution or the government may retain certain rights to the developed intellectual property. We also own several hundred trademark and service mark registrations throughout the world for our marks, including NewMarket®, Afton Chemical®, Ethyl®, HiTEC®, TecGARD®, GREENBURN®, BioTEC®, Passion for Solutions®, CleanStart®, Polartech®, and mmt®, as well as pending trademark and service mark applications, including AxcelTM and 24/7 QuickResponseSM. In the event that we are unable to continue using certain of our marks, we may be forced to rebrand our products, which could result in the loss of brand recognition, and could require us to devote resources to advertise and market brands. In particular, the loss of our HiTEC® mark could have a material adverse effect on our business.
We cannot assure that the measures taken by us to protect these assets and rights will provide meaningful protection for our trade secrets or proprietary manufacturing expertise or that adequate remedies will be available in the event of an unauthorized use or disclosure of our trade secrets or manufacturing expertise. We cannot assure that any of our intellectual property rights will not be challenged, invalidated, circumvented, or rendered unenforceable. Furthermore, we cannot assure that any pending patent application filed by us will result in an issued patent, or if patents are issued to us, that those patents will provide meaningful protection against competitors or against competitive technologies. The failure of our patents or other measures to protect our processes, apparatuses, technology, trade secrets and proprietary manufacturing expertise, methods, and compounds could have an adverse effect on our results of operation, financial condition, or cash flows. We could face patent infringement claims from our competitors or others alleging that our processes or products infringe on their proprietary technologies. If we were found to be infringing on the proprietary technology of others, we may be liable for damages, and we may be required to change our processes, to redesign our products partially or completely, to pay to use the technology of others or to stop using certain technologies or producing the infringing product entirely. Even if we ultimately prevail in an infringement suit, the existence of the suit could prompt customers to switch to products that are not the subject of infringement suits. We may not prevail in any intellectual property litigation and such litigation may result in significant legal costs or otherwise impede our ability to produce and distribute key products.
Our business is subject to hazards common to chemical businesses, any of which could interrupt our production or our transportation systems and adversely affect our results of operation.
Our business is subject to hazards common to chemical manufacturing, storage, handling, and transportation, including explosions, fires, inclement weather, natural disasters, mechanical failure, unscheduled downtime, transportation interruptions, remediation, chemical spills, discharges or releases of toxic or hazardous substances or gases, and other risks. These hazards can cause personal injury and loss of life, severe damage to, or destruction of, property and equipment, and environmental contamination. In addition, the occurrence of material operating problems at our facilities due to any of these hazards may diminish our ability to meet our output goals. Accordingly, these hazards and their consequences could have a material adverse effect on our


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operations as a whole, including our results of operation or cash flows, both during and after the period of operational difficulties.
The occurrence or threat of extraordinary events, including domestic and international terrorist attacks may disrupt our operations, decrease demand for our products, and increase our expenses.
Chemical-related assets may be at greater risk of future terrorist attacks than other possible targets in the United States and throughout the world. Federal legislation has imposed significant new site security requirements, specifically on chemical manufacturing facilities that will increase our annual overhead expenses. Federal regulations have also been enacted to increase the security of the transportation of hazardous chemicals in the United States. Further regulations could be enacted in the future, which could result in additional costs.
The occurrence of extraordinary events, including future terrorist attacks and the outbreak or escalation of hostilities, cannot be predicted, but their occurrence can be expected to negatively affect the economy in general, and specifically the markets for our products. The resulting damage from a direct attack on our assets or assets used by us could include loss of life and property damage. In addition, available insurance coverage may not be sufficient to cover all of the damage incurred or, if available, may be prohibitively expensive.
Competition could adversely affect our operating results.
We face intense competition in certain of the product lines and markets in which we compete. We expect that our competitors will develop and introduce new and enhanced products, which could cause a decline in the market acceptance of certain products we manufacture. In addition, as a result of price competition, we may be compelled to reduce the prices for some of our products, which could adversely affect our margins and profitability. Competitive pressures can also result in the loss of major customers. Our inability to compete successfully could have a material adverse effect on our results of operation, financial condition, or cash flows in any given period. In addition, some of our competitors may have greater financial, technological, and other resources than we have. Some of our competitors may also be able to maintain greater operating and financial flexibility than we are able to maintain. As a result, these competitors may be able to better withstand changes in conditions within our industry, changes in the prices for raw materials, and changes in general economic conditions.
Sudden or sharp raw materials price increases may adversely affect our profit margins.
We utilize a variety of raw materials in the manufacture of our products, including base oil, polyisobutylene, antioxidants, alcohols, solvents, sulfonates, friction modifiers, olefins, and copolymers. Our profitability is sensitive to changes in the costs of these materials caused by changes in supply, demand or other market conditions, over which we have little or no control. Political and economic conditions in the Middle East and Latin America have caused, and may continue to cause, the cost of our raw materials to fluctuate. War, armed hostilities, terrorist acts, civil unrest, or other incidents may also cause a sudden or sharp increase in the cost of our raw materials. We cannot assure that we will be able to pass on to our customers any future increases in raw material costs in the form of price increases for our products.
Our reliance on a small number of significant customers may have a material adverse effect on our results of operation.
Our principal customers are major multinational oil companies. The oil industry is characterized by the concentration of a few large participants as a result of consolidation. The loss of a significant customer or a material reduction in purchases by a significant customer could have a material adverse effect on our results of operation, financial condition, or cash flows.
Our customers are concentrated in the lubricant and fuel industries and, as a result, our reliance on that industry is significant.
Most of our customers are primarily engaged in the fuel and lubricant industries. This concentration of customers affects our overall risk profile, since our customers will be similarly affected by changes in economic, geopolitical, and industry conditions. Many factors affect the level of our customers’ spending on our products, including, among others, general business conditions, changes in technology, interest rates, gasoline


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prices, and consumer confidence in future economic conditions. A sudden or protracted downturn in these industries could adversely affect the buying power and purchases by our customers.
We face risks related to our foreign operations that may negatively affect our business.
In 2012, sales to customers outside of the United States accounted for over 60% of consolidated revenue. We do business in all major regions of the world, some of which do not have stable economies or governments. In particular, we sell and market products in countries experiencing political and/or economic instability in the Middle East, Asia Pacific, Europe, and Latin America. Our international operations are subject to international business risks, including unsettled political conditions, expropriation, import and export restrictions, increases in royalties, exchange controls, national and regional labor strikes, taxes, government royalties, inflationary or unstable economies and currency exchange rate fluctuations, and changes in laws and policies governing operations of foreign-based companies (such as restrictions on repatriation of earnings or proceeds from liquidated assets of foreign subsidiaries). The occurrence of any one or a combination of these factors may increase our costs or have other adverse effects on our business.
We have a substantial amount of indebtedness and our ability to repay or service our indebtedness will require a significant amount of cash. Our ability to generate cash depends on many factors beyond our control.
Our ability to make payments on and to refinance our indebtedness and to fund planned capital expenditures and research and development efforts will depend on our ability to generate cash from operations in the future. This, to a certain extent, is subject to general economic, financial, competitive, legislative, regulatory, and other factors that are beyond our control.
We cannot guarantee that our business will generate sufficient cash flow from operations or that future borrowings will be available to us under the revolving credit facility in an amount sufficient to enable us to repay our debt, service our indebtedness, or to fund other liquidity needs. Furthermore, although substantially all of our business is conducted through our subsidiaries, we cannot guarantee that our subsidiaries will be able to distribute funds to us for that purpose.
We may need to refinance all or a portion of our indebtedness on or before maturity. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to refinance any of our indebtedness on commercially reasonable terms or at all.
We are exposed to fluctuations in foreign exchange rates, which may adversely affect our results of operation.
We conduct our business in the local currency of many of the countries in which we operate. The financial condition and results of operation of our foreign operating subsidiaries are reported in the relevant local currency and then translated to U.S. Dollars at the applicable currency exchange rate for inclusion in our consolidated financial statements. Changes in exchange rates between these foreign currencies and the U.S. Dollar will affect the recorded levels of our assets and liabilities, as well as our revenues, costs, and operating margins. The primary foreign currencies in which we have exchange rate fluctuation exposure are the European Union Euro, British Pound Sterling, Japanese Yen, and Canadian Dollar. Exchange rates between these currencies and the U.S. Dollar have fluctuated significantly in recent years and may do so in the future.
An information technology system failure may adversely affect our business.
We rely on information technology systems to transact our business. An information technology system failure due to computer viruses, internal or external security breaches, power interruptions, hardware failures, fire, natural disasters, human error, or other causes could disrupt our operations and prevent us from being able to process transactions with our customers, operate our manufacturing facilities, and properly report those transactions in a timely manner. A significant, protracted information technology system failure may result in a material adverse effect on our results of operation, financial condition, or cash flows.


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Our business is subject to government regulation and could be adversely affected by future governmental regulation.
We are subject to regulation by local, state, federal, and foreign governmental authorities. In some circumstances, before we may sell certain products, these authorities must approve these products, our manufacturing processes, and our facilities. We are also subject to ongoing reviews of our products, manufacturing processes, and facilities by governmental authorities.
In order to obtain regulatory approval of certain new products, we must, among other things, demonstrate to the relevant authority that the product is safe and effective for its intended uses and that we are capable of manufacturing the product in accordance with current regulations. The process of seeking approvals can be costly, time consuming, and subject to unanticipated and significant delays. There can be no assurance that approvals will be granted to us on a timely basis, or at all. Any delay in obtaining, or any failure to obtain or maintain, these approvals would adversely affect our ability to introduce new products and to generate sales from those products.
New laws and regulations, including climate change regulations, may be introduced in the future that could result in additional compliance costs, seizures, confiscation, recall, or monetary fines, any of which could prevent or inhibit the development, distribution, and sale of our products. If we fail to comply with applicable laws and regulations, we may be subject to civil remedies, including fines, injunctions, and recalls or seizures, any of which could have an adverse effect on our results of operation, financial condition, or cash flows.
Our business and our customers are subject to significant regulations under the European Commission’s Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals (REACH) regulation. It imposes obligations on European Union manufacturers and importers of chemicals and other products into the European Union to compile and file comprehensive reports, including testing data, on each chemical substance, perform chemical safety assessments, and obtain pre-market authorization with respect to certain substances of particularly high concern. The regulation imposes additional burdens on chemical producers and importers, and, to a lesser extent, downstream users of chemical substances and preparations. Our manufacturing presence and sales activities in the European Union will require us to incur additional compliance costs.
We are subject to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the U.K. Bribery Act and anti-bribery laws in other jurisdictions which generally prohibit companies and their intermediaries from making improper payments to foreign officials for the purposes of obtaining or retaining business. We are also subject to export and import laws and regulations which restrict trading with embargoed or sanctioned countries. Although we have policies and procedures designed to facilitate compliance with these laws and regulations, our employees, contractors and agents may take actions in violation of our policies. Any such violation, even if prohibited by our policies, could have a material adverse effect on our business and reputation.
Legal proceedings and other claims could impose substantial costs on us.
We are involved in numerous administrative and legal proceedings that result from, and are incidental to, the conduct of our business. From time to time, these proceedings involve environmental, product liability, TEL, premises asbestos liability, and other matters. See Item 3, “Legal Proceedings.” We have insurance coverage that we believe would be available to mitigate potential damages in many of these proceedings. However, there is no assurance that our available insurance will cover these claims, that our insurers will not challenge coverage for certain claims, or that final damage awards will not exceed our available insurance coverage. Any of the foregoing could have a material adverse effect on our results of operation, financial condition, or cash flows.
Environmental matters could have a substantial negative impact on our results of operation.
As a manufacturer and distributor of chemical products, we are generally subject to extensive local, state, federal, and foreign environmental, safety, and health laws and regulations concerning, among other things, emissions to the air, discharges to land and water, the generation, handling, treatment, and disposal of hazardous waste and other materials, and remediation of contaminated soil, as well as surface and ground water. Our operations entail the risk of violations of those laws and regulations, many of which provide for substantial fines


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and criminal sanctions for violations. We believe that we comply in all material respects with laws, regulations, statutes, and ordinances protecting the environment, including those related to the discharge of materials. However, we cannot assure that we have been or will be at all times in compliance with all of these requirements.
In addition, these requirements, and the enforcement or interpretation of these requirements, may become more stringent in the future. Although we cannot predict the ultimate cost of compliance with any such requirements, the costs could be material. Noncompliance could subject us to material liabilities, such as government fines, damages arising from third-party lawsuits, or the suspension and potential cessation of noncompliant operations. We may also be required to make significant site or operational modifications at substantial cost. Future developments could also restrict or eliminate the use of or require us to make modifications to our products, which could have an adverse effect on our results of operation, financial condition, or cash flows.
At any given time, we are involved in claims, litigation, administrative proceedings, and investigations of various types in a number of jurisdictions involving potential environmental liabilities, including clean-up costs associated with waste disposal sites, natural resource damages, property damage, and personal injury. We cannot assure that the resolution of these environmental matters will not have an adverse effect on our results of operation, financial condition, or cash flows.
There may be environmental problems associated with our properties of which we are unaware. Some of our properties contain, or may have contained in the past, on-site facilities or underground tanks for the storage of chemicals, hazardous materials, and waste products that could create a potential for release of hazardous substances or contamination of the environment. The discovery of environmental liabilities attached to our properties could have a material adverse effect on our results of operation, financial condition, or cash flows even if we did not create or cause the problem.
We may also face liability arising from current or future claims alleging personal injury, product liability, property damage due to exposure to chemicals or other hazardous substances, such as premises asbestos, at or from our facilities. We may also face liability for personal injury, product liability, property damage, natural resource damage, or clean-up costs for the alleged migration of contaminants or hazardous substances from our facilities or for future accidents or spills. A significant increase in the number or success of these claims could adversely affect our results of operation, financial condition, or cash flows. For further discussion of some related claims, see Item 1, “Business—Environmental.”
The ultimate costs and timing of environmental liabilities are difficult to predict. Liability under environmental laws relating to contaminated sites can be imposed retroactively and on a joint and several basis. A liable party could be held responsible for all costs at a site, whether currently or formerly owned or operated, regardless of fault, knowledge, timing of the contamination, cause of the contamination, percentage of contribution to the contamination, or the legality of the original disposal. We could incur significant costs, including clean-up costs, natural resource damages, civil or criminal fines and sanctions, and third-party claims, as a result of past or future violations of, or liabilities under, environmental laws.
We have been identified, and in the future may be identified, as a PRP in connection with state and federal laws regarding environmental clean-up projects.
Within the United States, we are subject to the federal, state, and local environmental laws under which we may be designated as a PRP. As a PRP, we may be liable for a share of the costs associated with cleaning up hazardous waste sites, such as a landfill to which we may have sent waste.
In de minimis PRP matters and in some minor PRP matters, we generally negotiate a consent decree to pay an apportioned settlement. This relieves us of any further liability as a PRP, except for remote contingencies. We are also a PRP at sites where our liability may be in excess of the de minimis or minor PRP levels. Most sites where we are a PRP represent environmental issues that are quite mature. The sites have been investigated, and in many cases, the remediation methodology, as well as the proportionate shares of each PRP, has been established. Other sites are not as mature, which makes it more difficult to reasonably estimate our share of future clean-up or remediation costs. Generally, environmental remediation and monitoring will go on for an extended period. As a result, we may incur substantial expenses for all these sites over a number of years.


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Liability for investigation and remediation of hazardous substance contamination at currently or formerly owned or operated facilities or at third-party waste disposal sites is joint and several. Currently, we are involved in active remediation efforts at several sites where we have been named a PRP. If other PRPs at these sites are unable to contribute to the remediation costs, we could be held responsible for some, or all, of their portion of the remediation costs, in addition to the portion of these costs for which we are already responsible.
Restrictive covenants in our debt instruments may adversely affect our business.
Our revolving credit facility and senior notes contain restrictive covenants. These covenants may constrain our activities and limit our operational and financial flexibility. The failure to comply with these covenants could result in an event of default, which, if not cured or waived, could have a material adverse effect on our business, results of operation, financial condition, or cash flows.
The insurance that we maintain may not fully cover all potential exposures.
We maintain property, business interruption, and casualty insurance, but such insurance may not cover all risks associated with the hazards of our business and is subject to limitations, including deductibles and maximum liabilities covered. We may incur losses beyond the limits, or outside the coverage, of our insurance policies, including liabilities for environmental remediation. In the future, we may not be able to obtain coverage at current levels, and our premiums may increase significantly on coverage that we maintain.
Landlord and financing risks associated with Foundry Park I could adversely affect our financial results.
In January 2007, Foundry Park I entered into a Deed of Lease Agreement with MeadWestvaco under which it is leasing an office building which we have constructed on approximately three acres in Richmond, Virginia.
Our landlord and financing activities may subject us to the following risks:
We may incur costs associated with our landlord activities that exceed our expectations and result in the Foundry Park I operations materially negatively impacting our results of operation for our real estate development segment; and
we may incur losses, which could be material, under the Goldman Sachs interest rate swap agreement. See Note 16 for further information on the interest rate swap.
We may not be able to complete future acquisitions or successfully integrate future acquisitions into our business, which could result in unanticipated expenses and losses.
As part of our business growth strategy, we intend to pursue acquisitions. Our ability to implement this component of our growth strategy will be limited by our ability to identify appropriate acquisition or joint venture candidates and our financial resources, including available cash and borrowing capacity. The expense incurred in completing acquisitions or entering into joint ventures, the time it takes to integrate an acquisition, or our failure to integrate businesses successfully, could result in unanticipated expenses and losses. Furthermore, we may not be able to realize any of the anticipated benefits from acquisitions or joint ventures.
The process of integrating acquired operations into our existing operations may result in unforeseen operating difficulties and may require significant financial resources that would otherwise be available for the ongoing development or expansion of existing operations.
Our financial results will vary according to the timing of customer orders and other external factors, which complicates gauging our performance.
External factors beyond our control, such as timing of customer orders, product shipment dates, and other factors can cause shifts in net sales and income from quarter to quarter. These external factors can magnify the impact of industry cycles. As a result, our results of operation and cash flows may fluctuate significantly on a quarter-to-quarter basis, and gauging trends in our business may be impaired.


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We could be required to make additional contributions to our pension plans, which may be underfunded due to any underperformance of the equities markets.
Our pension plan asset allocation is predominantly weighted towards equities. Cash contribution requirements to our pension plans are sensitive to changes in our plans’ actual return on assets. Reductions in our plans’ return on assets due to poor performance of the equities markets could cause our pension plans to be underfunded and require us to make additional cash contributions.


ITEM 1B.
UNRESOLVED STAFF COMMENTS
None.


ITEM 2.
PROPERTIES
Our principal operating properties are shown below. Unless indicated, we own the research, development, and testing facilities, as well as the manufacturing and distribution properties, which primarily support the petroleum additives business segment.
Research, Development, and Testing
  
Richmond, Virginia
Bracknell, England
Manchester, England
Tsukuba, Japan
Ashland, Virginia (leased)
Suzhou, China
 
 
Manufacturing and Distribution
  
Bedford Park, Illinois (lubricant additives)
Feluy, Belgium (lubricant additives)
Houston, Texas (lubricant and fuel additives; also TEL storage and distribution)
Hyderabad, India (lubricant additives)
Manchester, England (lubricant additives)
Orangeburg, South Carolina (fuel additives)
Port Arthur, Texas (lubricant additives)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (petroleum additives storage and distribution; leased)
Sarnia, Ontario, Canada (fuel additives)
Sauget, Illinois (lubricant and fuel additives)
Suzhou, China (lubricant additives)
We own our corporate headquarters located in Richmond, Virginia, and generally lease our regional and sales offices located in a number of areas worldwide.
NewMarket Development manages the property that we own on a site in Richmond, Virginia consisting of approximately 60 acres. We have our corporate offices on this site, as well as a research and testing facility, the office complex we constructed for Foundry Park I, and several acres dedicated to other uses. We are currently exploring various development opportunities for portions of the property as the demand warrants. This effort is ongoing in nature, and we have no specific timeline for any future developments.
In January 2007, Foundry Park I entered into a Deed of Lease Agreement with MeadWestvaco under which it is leasing the office building which we constructed on approximately three acres in Richmond, Virginia. This property is part of our real estate segment.
Production Capacity
We believe our plants and supply agreements are sufficient to meet expected sales levels. Operating rates of the plants vary with product mix and normal sales swings. We believe that our facilities are well maintained and in good operating condition.



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ITEM 3.
LEGAL PROCEEDINGS
We are involved in legal proceedings that are incidental to our business and include administrative or judicial actions seeking remediation under environmental laws, such as Superfund. Some of these legal proceedings relate to environmental matters and involve governmental authorities. For further information, see “Environmental” in Part I, Item 1.
While it is not possible to predict or determine with certainty the outcome of any legal proceeding, we believe the outcome of any of these proceedings, or all of them combined, will not result in a material adverse effect on our consolidated results of operation, financial condition, or cash flows.
As we previously disclosed, the United States Department of Justice has advised us that it is conducting a review of certain of our foreign business activities in relation to compliance with relevant U.S. economic sanctions programs and anti-corruption laws, as well as certain historical conduct in the domestic U.S. market, and has requested certain information in connection with such review. We are cooperating with the investigation. In connection with such cooperation, we have voluntarily agreed to provide certain information and are conducting an internal review for that purpose.


ITEM 4.
MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES
Not applicable.



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PART II

ITEM 5.
MARKET FOR REGISTRANT’S COMMON EQUITY, RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS AND ISSUER PURCHASES OF EQUITY SECURITIES
Our common stock, with no par value, has traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol “NEU” since June 21, 2004 when we became the parent holding company of Ethyl, Afton, NewMarket Services, NewMarket Development, and their subsidiaries. We had 2,649 shareholders of record at January 31, 2013.
On July 21, 2010, our Board of Directors approved a share repurchase program authorizing management to repurchase up to $200 million of NewMarket's outstanding common stock until December 31, 2012, as market conditions warranted and covenants under our existing agreements permitted. We could conduct the share repurchases in the open market and in privately negotiated transactions. The repurchase program did not require NewMarket to acquire any specific number of shares and could be terminated or suspended at any time. The 2010 repurchase program was terminated on July 17, 2012. It had approximately $60 million of unused repurchase capacity.
On July 17, 2012, our Board of Directors approved a new share repurchase program authorizing management to repurchase up to $250 million of NewMarket’s outstanding common stock until December 31, 2014, as market conditions warrant and covenants under our existing agreements permit. We may conduct the share repurchases in the open market and in privately negotiated transactions. The repurchase program does not require NewMarket to acquire any specific number of shares and may be terminated or suspended at any time. At December 31, 2012, $250 million remained available under the 2012 authorization. There were no purchases during the fourth quarter 2012 under this authorization.
As shown in the table below, cash dividends declared and paid totaled $28.00 per share for the twelve months ended December 31, 2012 and $2.39 per share for the twelve months ended December 31, 2011. The dividend of $25.00 declared on October 25, 2012 was a special dividend.

Year
Date Declared
 
Date Paid
 
Per Share Amount
2012
February 23, 2012
  
April 2, 2012
  
$
0.75

 
April 26, 2012
 
July 2, 2012
 
0.75

 
July 17, 2012
 
October 1, 2012
 
0.75

 
October 25, 2012
 
November 27, 2012
 
25.00

 
October 25, 2012
 
December 21, 2012
 
0.75

 
 
 
 
 
 
2011
February 17, 2011
  
April 1, 2011
  
0.44

 
April 20, 2011
 
July 1, 2011
 
0.60

 
July 21, 2011
 
October 1, 2011
 
0.60

 
October 27, 2011
 
January 1, 2012
 
0.75

The declaration and payment of dividends is subject to the discretion of our Board of Directors. Future dividends will depend on various factors, including our financial condition, earnings, cash requirements, legal requirements, restrictions in agreements governing our outstanding indebtedness, and other factors deemed relevant by our Board of Directors.


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The following table shows the high and low prices of our common stock on the NYSE for each of the last eight quarters.
 
 
2012
 
First
Quarter
 
Second
Quarter
 
Third
Quarter
 
Fourth
Quarter
High
$
220.85

 
$
234.62

 
$
260.66

 
$
283.48

Low
172.50

 
181.28

 
215.63

 
232.41

 
2011
 
First
Quarter
 
Second
Quarter
 
Third
Quarter
 
Fourth
Quarter
High
$
160.89

 
$
190.76

 
$
180.39

 
$
204.92

Low
118.83

 
149.12

 
135.01

 
140.46


The performance graph showing the five-year cumulative total return on our common stock as compared to chemical companies in the S&P 1500 Specialty Chemicals Index and the S&P 500 is shown below. The graph assumes $100 invested on the last day of December 2007. Dividends are assumed to be reinvested quarterly.
Performance Graph
Comparison of Five-Year Cumulative Total Return
Performance Through December 31, 2012


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ITEM 6.    SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA
NewMarket Corporation and Subsidiaries
Five Year Summary
 
 
 
Years Ended December 31,
(in thousands, except per-share amounts)
 
2012
 
2011
 
2010
 
2009
 
2008
Results of operation
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Revenue
 
$
2,223,309

 
$
2,149,558

 
$
1,797,392

 
$
1,530,122

 
$
1,617,431

Costs and expenses
 
1,857,833

 
1,847,629

 
1,510,088

 
1,267,834

 
1,501,071

Special item income, net (1)
 
0

 
38,656

 
0

 
0

 
0

Operating profit
 
365,476

 
340,585

 
287,304

 
262,288

 
116,360

Interest and financing expenses, net
 
10,815

 
18,820

 
17,261

 
11,716

 
12,046

Loss on early extinguishment of debt (2)
 
9,932

 
0

 
0

 
0

 
0

Other (expense) income, net (3)
 
(3,338
)
 
(18,048
)
 
(10,047
)
 
(11,196
)
 
1,012

Income before income tax expense
 
341,391

 
303,717

 
259,996

 
239,376

 
105,326

Income tax expense
 
101,798

 
96,810

 
82,871

 
77,093

 
32,099

Net income
 
$
239,593

 
$
206,907

 
$
177,125

 
$
162,283

 
$
73,227

Financial position and other data
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total assets
 
$
1,257,510

 
$
1,191,662

 
$
1,062,741

 
$
1,025,192

 
$
811,452

Operations:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Working capital
 
$
518,824

 
$
463,707

 
$
396,388

 
$
405,087

 
$
310,265

Current ratio
 
3.39 to 1

 
3.15 to 1

 
2.92 to 1

 
3.05 to 1

 
3.28 to 1

Depreciation and amortization
 
$
43,389

 
$
43,352

 
$
39,134

 
$
32,820

 
$
28,968

Capital expenditures
 
$
38,753

 
$
53,515

 
$
36,406

 
$
89,133

 
$
74,619

Gross profit as a % of revenue
 
28.7

 
26.0

 
28.7

 
30.3

 
19.4

Research, development, and testing expenses (4)
 
$
117,845

 
$
105,496

 
$
91,188

 
$
86,072

 
$
81,752

Total debt
 
$
428,789

 
$
243,567

 
$
221,913

 
$
250,081

 
$
237,162

Common stock and other shareholders’ equity
 
$
402,205

 
$
549,593

 
$
491,640

 
$
458,185

 
$
291,123

Total debt as a % of total capitalization (debt plus equity)
 
51.6

 
30.7

 
31.1

 
35.3

 
44.9

Net income as a % of average shareholders’ equity
 
50.3

 
39.7

 
37.3

 
43.3

 
24.1

Common stock
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic earnings per share
 
$
17.85

 
$
15.10

 
$
12.12

 
$
10.67

 
$
4.77

Diluted earnings per share
 
$
17.85

 
$
15.09

 
$
12.09

 
$
10.65

 
$
4.75

Equity per share
 
$
29.98

 
$
41.00

 
$
35.03

 
$
30.12

 
$
19.15

Cash dividends declared per share (5)
 
$
28.00

 
$
2.39

 
$
1.565

 
$
1.075

 
$
0.80



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Notes to the Five Year Summary
(1)
Special item income, net was $38.7 million in 2011 and represented the gain on the legal settlement with Innospec Inc.
(2)
In March 2012, we entered into a $650 million five-year unsecured revolving credit facility which replaced our previous $300 million unsecured revolving credit facility. In April 2012, we used a portion of this new credit facility to fund the early redemption of all of our outstanding 7.125% senior notes due 2016 (7.125% senior notes), representing an aggregate principal amount of $150 million. In May 2012, we used a portion of the new credit facility to repay the outstanding principal amount on the Foundry Park I, LLC mortgage loan agreement (mortgage loan). As a result, we recognized a loss on early extinguishment of debt of $9.9 million from accelerated amortization of financing fees associated with the prior revolving credit facility, the 7.125% senior notes, and the mortgage loan, as well as costs associated with redeeming the 7.125% senior notes prior to maturity.
(3)
Other (expense) income, net in 2012, 2011, 2010, and 2009 included the losses on the Goldman Sachs interest rate swap. The loss on the interest rate swap was $5.3 million for the year ended December 31, 2012; $17.5 million for the year ended December 31, 2011; $10.3 million for the year ended December 31, 2010; and $11.4 million for the year ended December 31, 2009. We are not using hedge accounting to record the interest rate swap, and accordingly, any change in the fair value is immediately recognized in earnings.
(4)
Of the total research, development, and testing expenses, the portion related to new products and processes was $55 million in 2012, $51 million in 2011, $45 million in 2010, $46 million in 2009, and $44 million in 2008.
(5)
Cash dividends declared per share for 2012 include a special dividend of $25 per share.



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ITEM 7.
MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATION
Forward-Looking Statements
The following discussion, as well as other discussions in this Annual Report on Form 10-K, contains forward-looking statements about future events and expectations within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. We have based these forward-looking statements on our current expectations and projections about future results. When we use words in this document such as “anticipates,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “estimates,” "projects," “expects,” “should,” “could,” “may,” “will,” and similar expressions, we do so to identify forward-looking statements. Examples of forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements we make regarding future prospects of growth in the petroleum additives market, other trends in the petroleum additives market, our ability to maintain or increase our market share, and our future capital expenditure levels.
We believe our forward-looking statements are based on reasonable expectations and assumptions, within the bounds of what we know about our business and operations. However, we offer no assurance that actual results will not differ materially from our expectations due to uncertainties and factors that are difficult to predict and beyond our control.
Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations include, but are not limited to, availability of raw materials and transportation systems; supply disruptions at single-sourced facilities; ability to respond effectively to technological changes in our industry; failure to protect our intellectual property rights; hazards common to chemical businesses; occurrence or threat of extraordinary events, including natural disasters and terrorist attacks; competition from other manufacturers; sudden or sharp raw materials price increases; gain or loss of significant customers; risks related to operating outside of the United States; the impact of fluctuations in foreign exchange rates; political, economic, and regulatory factors concerning our products; future governmental regulation; resolution of environmental liabilities or legal proceedings; and inability to complete future acquisitions or successfully integrate future acquisitions into our business. In addition, certain risk factors are also discussed in Item 1A, “Risk Factors.”
You should keep in mind that any forward-looking statement made by us in this discussion or elsewhere speaks only as of the date on which we make it. New risks and uncertainties arise from time to time, and it is impossible for us to predict these events or how they may affect us. We have no duty to, and do not intend to, update or revise the forward-looking statements in this discussion after the date hereof, except as may be required by law. In light of these risks and uncertainties, any forward-looking statement made in this discussion or elsewhere, might not occur.

OVERVIEW
Operations for 2012 resulted in another record setting year. Net sales, as well as operating profit, improved over 2011 levels. During 2012, we paid dividends of $28 per share, including a special dividend of $25 per share. Our cash flows from operations were a strong $273 million, and our working capital position improved almost 12% from December 31, 2011.
During 2012, we made some significant changes to our debt structure. In March 2012, we entered into a new $650 million five-year, unsecured revolving credit facility, which replaced our previous $300 million unsecured revolving credit facility. The new credit facility provides us with low cost of borrowing and increased operating flexibility. In April 2012, we used funds available under the new $650 million revolving credit facility to redeem all of our outstanding 7.125% senior notes in the aggregate principal amount of $150 million. In May 2012, we paid off the outstanding balance of the Foundry Park I mortgage loan agreement. In December 2012, we issued senior notes of $350 million aggregate principal amount at 4.10%, which are due in 2022. These notes, whose proceeds were used to fund the $25 special dividend, provide long-term debt capital, and along with the new revolving credit facility, provide flexibility in implementing our long-term strategic plan.



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RESULTS OF OPERATION
Revenue
Our consolidated revenue for 2012 amounted to $2.2 billion, an increase of 3% from $2.1 billion in 2011. The increase of $352 million between 2011 and 2010 was 20%.
Net sales to one customer of our petroleum additives segment exceeded 10% of consolidated revenue in 2012, 2011, and 2010. Sales to Shell amounted to $252 million (11% of consolidated revenue) in 2012, $246 million (11% of consolidated revenue) in 2011, and $217 million (12% of consolidated revenue) in 2010. These sales represent a wide range of products sold to this customer in multiple regions of the world.
No other single customer accounted for 10% or more of our total revenue in 2012, 2011, or 2010.
The following table shows revenue by segment and product line for each of the last three years.
 
 
Years Ended December 31,
(in millions)
 
2012
 
2011
 
2010
Petroleum additives
 
 
 
 
 
 
     Lubricant additives
 
$
1,750

 
$
1,685

 
$
1,412

     Fuel additives
 
451

 
442

 
362

          Total
 
2,201

 
2,127

 
1,774

Real estate development
 
11

 
11

 
11

All other
 
11

 
12

 
12

Consolidated revenue
 
$
2,223

 
$
2,150

 
$
1,797

Petroleum Additives - The primary regions in which we operate include North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific, and the Europe/Middle East/Africa/India (EMEAI) regions. The percentage of revenue being generated from these regions has remained fairly consistent over the past three years, with some limited fluctuation due to various factors, including economic downturns. North America represents approximately 40% of our petroleum additives revenues, while EMEAI represents about 30%. Asia Pacific contributes approximately 20% and Latin America represents almost 10%. The EMEAI percentage has decreased slightly over the three-year period due partially to economic conditions in the countries comprising the EMEAI region and the normal fluctuations in foreign exchange rates. The percentages of the other regions have increased slightly over the past three years. As shown in the table above, the percentage of lubricant additives sales and fuel additives sales has remained substantially consistent over the past three years. The discussion below provides further detail on revenue in our petroleum additives segment for 2012, 2011, and 2010.
Petroleum additives net sales for 2012 of $2.2 billion were approximately 3.5% higher than 2011 levels, with increases in all regions except the EMEAI region, which was approximately 5% lower in 2012 than 2011. The increase between the two years primarily resulted from higher selling prices, offset by an unfavorable foreign exchange impact. While product shipments decreased 1.5% in 2012 from 2011 levels, the volume impact on net sales was slightly favorable when comparing the two years due to changes in the mix of products sold during 2012, as we sold more higher priced lubricant additive products. The lower product shipments were across both the lubricant and fuel additive product lines. We have experienced some impact from economic downturns in different countries, including those in the EMEAI region, but those impacts have been essentially offset by the other favorable factors discussed above. When comparing the two years, the U.S. Dollar strengthened against the major currencies in which we conduct business, including the European Union Euro and British Pound Sterling, resulting in an unfavorable foreign currency impact on revenue.
Net sales in 2011 of $2.1 billion were $353 million or 20% higher than 2010 net sales of $1.8 billion, with increases across all regions in which we operate when comparing 2011 to 2010. The increase between the two years primarily resulted from higher selling prices, as well as higher product shipments and a favorable impact from foreign currency. Product shipments increased 6.0% in 2011 from 2010 levels, reflecting higher shipments across both the lubricant and fuel additive product lines. Shipments were higher in all regions, except for the EMEAI region, which was


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approximately 1% lower. The higher product shipments included a benefit to revenue resulting from increased shipments of certain higher priced products. When comparing the two years, the U.S. Dollar weakened against the major currencies in which we conduct business, including the European Union Euro, British Pound Sterling, and Japanese Yen, resulting in a favorable foreign currency impact on revenue.
The approximate components of the petroleum additives increase in net sales of $74 million when comparing 2012 to 2011 and $353 million when comparing 2011 to 2010 are shown below in millions.
Net sales for year ended December 31, 2010
$
1,774

Lubricant additives shipments
101

Fuel additives shipments
44

Selling prices, including changes in customer mix
175

Foreign currency impact, net
33

Net sales for year ended December 31, 2011
2,127

Lubricant additives shipments
11

Fuel additives shipments
(9
)
Selling prices, including changes in customer mix
106

Foreign currency impact, net
(34
)
Net sales for year ended December 31, 2012
$
2,201

Real Estate Development Segment - The revenue of $11 million for the real estate development segment for 2012, 2011, and 2010 represents the rental of the office building, which was constructed by Foundry Park I. The building was completed in late 2009, and we began recognizing rental revenue in January 2010.
All Other - The “All other” category includes the operations of the TEL business, as well as certain contract manufacturing performed by Ethyl.
Segment Operating Profit
NewMarket evaluates the performance of the petroleum additives business and the real estate development business based on segment operating profit. NewMarket Services expenses are charged to NewMarket and each subsidiary pursuant to services agreements between the companies. Depreciation on segment property, plant, and equipment, as well as amortization of segment intangible assets, is included in the segment operating profit.
The table below reports segment operating profit for the last three years.
 
 
Years Ended December 31,
(in millions)
 
2012
 
2011
 
2010
Petroleum additives
 
$
372

 
$
348

 
$
299

Real estate development
 
$
7

 
$
7

 
$
7

All other
 
$
6

 
$
3

 
$
3

Petroleum Additives - The 2011 operating profit in the petroleum additives segment includes a net gain of $39 million related to the Innospec settlement, which is discussed further in Note 24.
Including the gain related to the Innospec settlement, petroleum additives operating profit improved $24 million when comparing 2012 to 2011 and $49 million when comparing 2011 to 2010. The increase in profitability for each comparison period was across both of our major product lines, lubricant additives and fuel additives. The operating profit margin was 16.9% in 2012, 16.4% in 2011, and 16.9% in 2010. These margins are consistent with our current expectations of the performance of our business over the long-term.


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Gross profit results, which do not include the gain from the Innospec settlement, were favorable $75 million when comparing 2012 and 2011 and $43 million when comparing 2011 and 2010. Cost of sales as a percentage of revenue has remained fairly consistent over the last three years at 72% in 2012, 74% in 2011, and 72% in 2010.
When comparing 2012 and 2011, total product shipments decreased 1.5% as discussed above in the Revenue section. Nonetheless, selling increased volumes of higher-valued products contributed approximately 36% of the improvement in gross profit between 2012 and 2011. The remaining improvement in gross profit between 2012 and 2011 was due to favorable comparisons on selling prices which contributed approximately 50%. Raw material costs were also favorable, while manufacturing conversion costs were unfavorable.
Both product shipments and selling prices were significantly higher when comparing 2011 and 2010. The favorable impact from the increase in shipments represented approximately 87% of the increase in gross profit in 2011 over 2010 levels. While selling prices were significantly higher when comparing the two years, the impact from the higher selling prices was substantially offset by unfavorable raw material costs and unfavorable manufacturing conversion costs.
Selling, general, and administrative expenses (SG&A) as a percentage of revenue was 6% in each of 2012, 2011, and 2010. Our SG&A costs are mainly personnel-related and include salaries, benefits and other costs associated with our workforce. SG&A in 2012 was $400 thousand, or 0.3%, higher than 2011 levels and would have been significantly higher in 2012 except for favorable foreign currency impacts, while 2011 was approximately $18 million, or 16%, higher as compared to 2010. In addition to the personnel-related impacts, professional fees were lower in 2012 compared to 2011, but higher in 2011 than in 2010.
As a percentage of revenue, research, development, and testing expenses (R&D) was 5% in each of 2012, 2011, and 2010. Our approach to R&D is one of purposeful spending on programs to support our current product base and to ensure that we develop products to support our customers programs in the future. Most R&D is incurred in the United States and in the United Kingdom, with almost 80% of total R&D being attributable to the North America and EMEAI regions. All expenses for new product development are incurred in the United States and the United Kingdom. The remaining near 20% of R&D is attributable to the Asia Pacific and Latin America regions and represents customer technology support services in those regions. R&D includes personnel-related costs, as well as the costs of performing the tests that are required to demonstrate the efficacy of our products. All of our R&D is related to the petroleum additives segment. When comparing 2012 with 2011, R&D increased approximately $12 million, while when comparing 2011 with 2010, R&D increased approximately $14 million. The increase of $12 million in 2012 was substantially for the lubricant additives product line and included efforts to support the development of additives that meet new standards and to expand into new product solution areas. The increase of $14 million in 2011 from 2010 levels was also predominantly for the lubricant additives product line and included increased costs due to the 2010 acquisition of Polartech, as well as ongoing efforts in the development of products to meet current standards. R&D related to new products and processes was $55 million in 2012, $51 million in 2011, and $45 million in 2010.
As a global company, SG&A and R&D include the impact of exchange rate differences. During 2012, as compared to 2011, the U.S. Dollar strengthened against the other major currencies in which we conduct business, primarily the Euro. Conversely, in 2011 the U.S. Dollar weakened against those same currencies. When the U.S. Dollar strengthens, costs, such as SG&A and R&D, incurred in foreign currencies reflect a favorable currency impact. The opposite is true when the U.S. Dollar weakens against the primary currencies in which we do business. Had all currencies remained the same in 2012 as in 2011, both SG&A and R&D would have been more unfavorable as compared to 2011. The comparison period between 2011 and 2010 would have been less unfavorable.
The following discussion references certain captions on the Consolidated Statements of Income.
Interest and Financing Expenses
Interest and financing expenses were $11 million in 2012, $19 million in 2011, and $17 million in 2010. The decrease in interest and financing expenses between 2012 and 2011 resulted from both a lower average interest rate and lower average outstanding debt. The lower average rate contributed $6 million of the difference, while the lower average outstanding debt resulted in a $3 million decrease in interest and financing expenses between 2012 and 2011. Fees and amortization increased $1 million in 2012 over 2011.


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The increase in interest and financing expenses between 2011 and 2010 was primarily due to higher average outstanding debt reflecting higher borrowings on the revolving credit facility, which was partially offset by a lower average interest rate during 2011. The increase in debt between 2011 and 2010 contributed $3 million to the increase, with an offsetting $1 million decrease due to the lower average interest rate.
Loss on Early Extinguishment of Debt
We recorded a loss on the early extinguishment of debt of $9.9 million in 2012. The loss resulted from the recognition of $0.6 million of unamortized deferred financing costs on our previous revolving credit facility, $5.3 million from the early redemption premium on the 7.125% senior notes, $3.2 million of unamortized deferred financing costs on the 7.125% senior notes, and $0.8 million from unamortized deferred financing costs on the mortgage loan. Of the total loss on early extinguishment of debt, approximately $5.3 million was a cash payment. The remaining amounts were a noncash charge.
Other Expense, Net
Other expense, net was $3 million in 2012, $18 million in 2011, and $10 million in 2010. The 2012 amount includes a gain of $2 million related to the sale of common stock that was received in September 2011 as part of the legal settlement with Innospec, which is discussed further in Note 24. The 2011 amount includes $1 million of expense related to the consents we obtained in January 2011 from the holders of the 7.125% senior notes to modify the formula for calculating the capacity under the 7.125% senior notes to make certain restricted payments. The remaining amounts for 2012, 2011, and 2010 primarily represent the loss on an interest rate swap which is recorded at fair value. See Note 16 for additional information on the interest rate swap.
Income Tax Expense
Income tax expense was $102 million in 2012, $97 million in 2011, and $83 million in 2010. The effective tax rate was 29.8% in 2012 and 31.9% in both 2011 and 2010. The effective income tax rates for each year include the benefit of higher income in foreign jurisdictions with lower tax rates, as well as a substantial benefit from the domestic manufacturing tax deduction. A benefit from the R&D tax credit is included for 2011 and 2010. However, the R&D tax credit was not available for 2012, as the credit for 2012 was not signed into law until January 2013. The tax rate for 2012 includes a substantial tax benefit related to the special dividend of $25 per share which was paid in December 2012. See Note 22 for further details on income taxes.
The increase in income before income tax expense between 2012 and 2011 resulted in an increase of $12 million in income tax expense. This was partially offset by a reduction in income tax expense of $7 million due to the lower effective tax rate in 2012 compared to 2011.
The increase in income before income tax expense between 2010 and 2011 resulted in the entire increase in income tax expense of $14 million.
Our deferred taxes are in a net asset position. Based on current forecasted operating plans and historical profitability, we believe that we will recover nearly the full benefit of our deferred tax assets and have, therefore, only recorded an immaterial valuation allowance at a foreign subsidiary.

CASH FLOWS DISCUSSION
We generated cash from operating activities of $273 million in 2012, $185 million in 2011, and $164 million in 2010.
During 2012, we used the $273 million cash generated from operations, along with $349 million from the issuance of the 4.10% senior notes, $53 million of borrowings under our revolving credit facility, and $6 million in proceeds from the sale of Innospec common stock to fund $376 million in dividend payments (including $335 million of a special dividend payment), redeem $150 million of the 7.125% senior notes, pay in full $64 million on the mortgage loan, and fund $39 million of capital expenditures. In addition, we made a net deposit of $2 million and a net settlement of $5 million related to the Goldman Sachs interest rate swap and funded $6 million for debt issuance costs. Further information on the Goldman Sachs interest rate swap is in Note 16. These items, including a favorable fluctuation in foreign currency rates of $2 million, resulted in an increase of $39 million in cash and cash equivalents. Cash flows from operating activities


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included a decrease of $14 million resulting from higher working capital requirements, as well as payments of $32 million for our pension and postretirement plans.
During 2011, we used the cash provided by operating activities of $185 million, along with $18 million of borrowings under our revolving credit facility and an additional $7 million of borrowings under foreign lines of credit to fund $54 million in capital expenditures, $98 million in repurchases of our common stock, and $33 million in dividend payments. In addition, we made a net deposit of $13 million and a net settlement payment of $5 million related to the Goldman Sachs interest rate swap, and funded $3 million for debt issuance costs. These cash flows, including an unfavorable foreign exchange impact of $1 million, resulted in an increase in cash and cash equivalents of $1 million. Cash flows from operating activities included a decrease of $62 million resulting from higher working capital requirements and payments of $31 million for our pension and postretirement plans, as well as $25 million proceeds from a legal settlement.
During 2010, we utilized the $164 million of cash generated from operations and $152 million of cash on hand, along with the borrowing of $68 million under the mortgage loan for Foundry Park I and $4 million under the revolving credit facility to fund several key initiatives. These initiatives included repaying the Foundry Park I construction loan of $99 million. We also funded the acquisition of Polartech for $41 million, funded capital expenditures of $36 million, repurchased $122 million of our common stock, paid $23 million of dividends on our common stock, made a net deposit of $8 million and a net settlement payment of $2 million related to the Goldman Sachs interest rate swap, and paid $4 million for debt issuance costs. These cash flows included an unfavorable foreign currency impact on cash of $2 million. Cash flows from operating activities included a decrease of $63 million resulting from higher working capital requirements and payments of $22 million for our pension and postretirement plans.
We expect that cash from operations, together with borrowing available under our senior credit facility, will continue to be sufficient to cover our operating expenses and planned capital expenditures for at least the next twelve months.

FINANCIAL POSITION AND LIQUIDITY
Cash
At December 31, 2012, we had cash and cash equivalents of $89 million as compared to $50 million at the end of 2011.
At both December 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, we had a book overdraft for some of our disbursement cash accounts. A book overdraft represents disbursements that have not cleared the bank accounts at the end of the reporting period. We transfer cash on an as-needed basis to fund these items as they clear the bank in subsequent periods.
Our cash and cash equivalents held by our foreign subsidiaries amounted to approximately $80 million at December 31, 2012 and $45 million at December 31, 2011. A significant amount, but not all, of these foreign cash balances are associated with earnings that we have asserted are indefinitely reinvested. We plan to use these indefinitely reinvested earnings to support growth outside of the United States through funding of operating expenses, research and development expenses, capital expenditures, and other cash needs of our foreign subsidiaries. Periodically, we repatriate cash from our foreign subsidiaries to the United States through intercompany dividends. These intercompany dividends are paid only by subsidiaries whose earnings we have not asserted are indefinitely reinvested or whose earnings qualify as previously taxed income, as defined by the Internal Revenue Code. If circumstances were to change that would cause these indefinitely reinvested earnings to be repatriated, an incremental U.S. tax liability would be incurred. As part of our foreign subsidiary repatriation activities, we received cash dividends of $8 million for 2012, $30 million for 2011, and $53 million for 2010.
Debt
4.10% Senior Notes - On December 20, 2012, we issued $350 million aggregate principal amount of 4.10% senior notes due 2022 (4.10% senior notes) at an issue price of 99.83%. The 4.10% senior notes are senior unsecured obligations and are jointly and severally guaranteed on a senior unsecured basis by all existing and future domestic subsidiaries that guarantee our obligations under the revolving credit facility or any of our other indebtedness. We incurred financing costs in 2012 of approximately $5 million related to the 4.10% senior notes, which are being amortized over the term of the agreement.


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The 4.10% senior notes and the subsidiary guarantees rank:
equal in right of payment with all of our and the guarantors' existing and future senior unsecured indebtedness; and
senior in right of payment to any of our and the guarantors’ future subordinated indebtedness.
The indenture governing the 4.10% senior notes contains covenants that, among other things, limit our ability and the ability of our subsidiaries to:
create or permit to exist liens;
enter into sale-leaseback transactions;
incur additional guarantees; and
sell all or substantially all of our assets or consolidate or merge with or into other companies.
We were in compliance with all covenants under the indenture governing the 4.10% senior notes as of December 31, 2012.
We intend to begin the process to register these securities with the SEC during the first quarter of 2013 and will provide financial information regarding the guarantors of senior notes in accordance with securities regulations.
Revolving Credit Facility – On March 14, 2012, we entered into a new Credit Agreement (Credit Agreement) with a term of five years, which replaced our previous $300 million revolving credit facility. The Credit Agreement provides for a $650 million, multicurrency revolving credit facility, with a $100 million sublimit for multicurrency borrowings, a $100 million sublimit for letters of credit, and a $20 million sublimit for swingline loans. The Credit Agreement includes an expansion feature, which allows us, subject to certain conditions, to request an increase to the aggregate amount of the revolving credit facility or obtain incremental term loans in an amount up to $150 million.
We paid financing costs in 2012 of approximately $2.4 million related to this revolving credit facility and carried over deferred financing costs from our previous revolving credit facility of approximately $1.8 million, resulting in total deferred financing costs of $4.2 million, which we are amortizing over the term of the Credit Agreement. We recognized expense of $0.6 million related to the unamortized deferred financing costs on our previous revolving credit facility as part of the loss on early extinguishment of debt.
The obligations under the Credit Agreement are unsecured and are fully guaranteed by NewMarket and the subsidiary guarantors. The revolving credit facility matures on March 14, 2017.
Borrowings made under the revolving credit facility bear interest at an annual rate equal to, at our election, either (1) the Alternate Base Rate (ABR) plus the Applicable Rate (solely in the case of loans denominated in U.S. dollars to NewMarket) or (2) the Adjusted LIBO Rate plus the Applicable Rate. ABR is the greatest of (i) the rate of interest publicly announced by the Administrative Agent as its prime rate, (ii) the federal funds effective rate plus 0.5%, or (iii) the Adjusted LIBO Rate for a one month interest period plus 1%. The Adjusted LIBO Rate means the rate at which Eurocurrency deposits in the London interbank market for certain periods (as selected by NewMarket) are quoted, as adjusted for statutory reserve requirements for Eurocurrency liabilities and other applicable mandatory costs. Depending on our consolidated Leverage Ratio, the Applicable Rate ranges from 0.50% to 1.00% for loans bearing interest based on the ABR and from 1.50% to 2.00% for loans bearing interest based on the Adjusted LIBO Rate. At December 31, 2012, the Applicable Rate was 0.50% for loans bearing interest based on the ABR and 1.50% for loans bearing interest based on the Adjusted LIBO Rate.
The Credit Agreement contains financial covenants that require NewMarket to maintain a consolidated Leverage Ratio (as defined in the Credit Agreement) of no more than 3.00 to 1.00 and a consolidated Interest Coverage Ratio (as defined in the Credit Agreement) of no less than 3.00 to 1.00, calculated on a rolling four quarter basis, as of the end of each fiscal quarter ending on and after March 31, 2012. At December 31, 2012, the Leverage Ratio was 1.11 and the Interest Coverage Ratio was 32.44.
We were in compliance with all covenants under our revolving credit facilities at December 31, 2012 and at December 31, 2011.


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The following table provides information related to the unused portion of our revolving credit facility in effect at December 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011.
 
 
 
December 31,
(in millions)
 
2012
 
2011
Maximum borrowing capacity under the revolving credit facilities
 
$
650.0

 
$
300.0

Outstanding borrowings under the revolving credit facilities
 
75.0

 
22.0

Outstanding letters of credit
 
3.1

 
6.1

Unused portion of revolving credit facilities
 
$
571.9

 
$
271.9

For further information on the outstanding letters of credit, see Note 18. The average interest rate for borrowings under our revolving credit facilities was 1.84% during 2012 and 2.90% during 2011. At December 31, 2012, the average interest rate on outstanding borrowings was 2.07%.
7.125% Senior Notes – On March 15, 2012, at our request, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as trustee, issued a notice of redemption for all of our outstanding 7.125% senior notes due 2016, representing an aggregate principal amount of $150 million. Under the indenture governing the 7.125% senior notes, the redemption price was 103.563% of the outstanding aggregate principal amount, plus accrued and unpaid interest to the redemption date. Subsequently, on April 16, 2012, all of the 7.125% senior notes were redeemed. We used borrowings under our revolving credit facility to finance the redemption. We recognized total expenses of approximately $8.5 million in 2012 related to the early redemption of the 7.125% senior notes.
We were in compliance with all covenants under the indenture governing the 7.125% senior notes as of December 31, 2011.
Foundry Park I Mortgage Loan – On May 1, 2012, we paid in full the outstanding principal amount on the mortgage loan. No prepayment penalty was incurred. We used borrowings under our revolving credit facility to finance the payment. Concurrently with the payoff of the mortgage loan, the interest rate swap associated with the mortgage loan also terminated. See Note 16 for information on the interest rate swap. Upon the payoff of the mortgage loan, we recognized expense of approximately $0.8 million related to the unamortized financing costs on the mortgage loan.
Other Borrowings - One of our subsidiaries in India has a short-term line of credit of 110 million rupees for working capital purposes. The average interest rate was approximately 11.3% during 2012 and 10.8% during 2011. At December 31, 2012 the interest rate was 10.8%. The outstanding balance on the India line of credit of $1.9 million (105 million rupees) at December 31, 2012 is due during 2013.
Another subsidiary in China has a short-term line of credit of $10 million with an outstanding balance of $2.5 million at December 31, 2012. The average interest rate was approximately 2.9% during 2012 and 2.3% during 2011. At December 31, 2012 the interest rate was 2.8%. The outstanding balance on the China line of credit is due during 2013.
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We had combined current and noncurrent long-term debt of $429 million at December 31, 2012 and $244 million at December 31, 2011. The increase in debt resulted from an increase in senior notes outstanding of $200 million and additional borrowings of $53 million on the revolving credit facility. These amounts were partially offset by payoff of the mortgage loan of $64 million and a reduction of $4 million under short-term lines of credit in China and India.
As a percentage of total capitalization (total debt and shareholders’ equity), our total debt increased from 30.7% at the end of 2011 to 51.6% at the end of 2012. The change in the percentage was primarily the result of the increase in debt, as well as the decrease in shareholders’ equity. The decrease in shareholders’ equity reflects the impact of dividend payments, including the $25 per share special dividend, and the increase in accumulated other comprehensive loss, partially offset by our earnings. Normally, we repay long-term debt with cash from operations or refinancing activities.


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Working Capital
At December 31, 2012, we had working capital of $519 million, resulting in a current ratio of 3.39 to 1. Our working capital at December 31, 2011 was $464 million resulting in a current ratio of 3.15 to 1.
The change in the working capital ratio primarily reflects increased cash and cash equivalents, as well as higher accounts receivable and inventories, which was partially offset by lower prepaid expenses and other current assets, as well as higher accounts payable at December 31, 2012. The increase in accounts receivable primarily reflects a 2012 income tax refund receivable, as well as higher sales levels when comparing fourth quarter 2012 and fourth quarter 2011. The fluctuation in inventories reflects higher quantities at certain locations in response to demand for our products, as well as normal fluctuations in sales patterns. The decrease in prepaid expenses and other current assets primarily reflects lower prepaid taxes on intercompany profit in inventory, the sale in 2012 of the Innospec common stock which had been acquired as part of the Innospec legal settlement, and the payment of the fourth quarter 2012 dividends in December 2012, instead of in January 2013. The increase in accounts payable is from normal differences in timing of payments, as well as increased costs of raw materials.
Capital Expenditures
We expect capital expenditures to be approximately $80 million to $100 million in 2013. We expect to continue to finance this capital spending through cash on hand and cash provided from operations, together with borrowing available under our $650 million revolving credit facility.
The estimated capital expenditure amount includes anticipated spending in 2013 on a new manufacturing facility in Singapore, as well as several improvements to our manufacturing and R&D infrastructure around the world. We expect capital expenditures to remain in the $80 million to $100 million range for each of the next three to five years in support of our worldwide business.
The Singapore facility is expected to be operational in mid-2015 with a total investment of approximately $100 million, with most of that occurring in 2014. The initial capacity will represent a modest increase in our overall global production, but will enable us to provide quick and effective service to our Asia Pacific customers, as well as those in India and the Middle East. The facility will be scalable to allow for growth, as demand warrants.
Environmental Expenses
We spent approximately $18 million in 2012, $19 million in 2011, and $18 million in 2010 for ongoing environmental operating and clean-up costs, excluding depreciation of previously capitalized expenditures. These environmental operating and clean-up expenses are included in cost of goods sold. We expect to continue to fund these costs through cash provided by operations.


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Contractual Obligations
The table below shows our year-end contractual obligations by year due.
 
 
Payments Due by Period
(in millions)
 
Total
 
Less than
1 Year
 
1 - 3
Years
 
3 - 5
Years
 
More than
5 Years
Long-term debt obligations (a)
 
$
429

 
$
4

 
$
0

 
$
75

 
$
350

Interest payable on long-term debt, interest rate swaps, and capital lease obligations
 
193

 
21

 
41

 
40

 
91

Letters of credit (b)
 
3

 
0

 
0

 
0

 
3

Operating lease obligations
 
29

 
11

 
13

 
4

 
1

Property, plant, and equipment purchase obligations
 
17

 
17

 
0

 
0

 
0

Raw material purchase obligations (c)
 
305

 
88

 
110

 
54

 
53

Other long-term liabilities (d)
 
52

 
33

 
2

 
2

 
15

Reserves for uncertain tax positions
 
3

 
1

 
2

 
0

 
0

Total
 
$
1,031

 
$
175

 
$
168

 
$
175

 
$
513

(a)
Amounts represent contractual payments due on the 4.10% senior notes, revolving credit facility, and short-term lines of credit as of December 31, 2012. See Note 12 for more information on long-term debt obligations.
(b)
We intend to renew letters of credit when necessary as they mature; therefore, the obligations do not have a definitive maturity date.
(c)
Raw material purchase obligations include agreements to purchase goods or services that are enforceable and legally binding and that specify all significant terms, including: fixed or minimum quantities to be purchased; fixed, minimum, or variable price provisions; and the approximate timing of the transaction. Purchase obligations exclude agreements that are cancelable without penalty. Purchase orders made in the ordinary course of business are excluded from the above table. Any amounts for which we are liable under purchase orders are reflected in our Consolidated Balance Sheets as accounts payable or accrued expenses.
(d)
These represent other long-term liability amounts reflected in our Consolidated Balance Sheets that have known payment streams. Amounts include environmental liabilities, including asset retirement obligations, as well as contributions associated with pension and postretirement benefit plans. Amounts accrued for the potential exposure with respect to litigation, claims, and assessments are not included in the table above.
Pension and Postretirement Benefit Plans
Our U.S. and foreign benefit plans are discussed separately below. Our U.S. pension and postretirement plans are similar and therefore, the information discussed below applies to all of our U.S. benefit plans. Our foreign plans are quite diverse, and the actuarial assumptions used by the various foreign plans are based upon the circumstances of each particular country and retirement plan. The discussion below surrounding our foreign retirement benefits focuses only on our pension plan in the United Kingdom (U.K.) which represents the majority of the impact on our financial statements from foreign pension plans. We use a December 31 measurement date to determine our pension and postretirement expenses and related financial disclosure information. Additional information on our pension and postretirement plans is in Note 19.


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In July 2012, The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) legislation was signed into law in the United States. Under prior regulations, defined benefit pension liabilities for minimum funding requirements were calculated by discounting projected future payments to present value using interest rates based on corporate bonds and average interest rates over the preceding two years. The provisions of this law modify minimum funding rules to require that the discount rate used be within ten percent (increasing to 30 percent in 2016 and thereafter) of the average of the corporate bond rates for the 25-year period preceding the current year. This provision will result in less fluctuation in interest rates from year to year and will reduce minimum funding requirements in the near-term. In addition, MAP-21 also increased insurance premiums payable to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC), and allows for qualified transfers from overfunded defined benefit plans to retiree medical accounts and allows for the purchase of retiree group-term life insurance. We do not expect this law to have a material impact on the level of funding for our domestic defined benefit pension plans, nor do we expect the increase in PBGC premiums to be material. Further, we currently have no plans to make qualified transfers from any of our domestic defined benefit plans that would be allowed under MAP-21.
U.S. Pension and Postretirement Benefit Plans—The average remaining service period of active participants for our U.S. plans is 13 years, while the average remaining life expectancy of inactive participants is 24 years. We utilize the Optional Combined Mortality Tables for males and females based on the RP-2000 Mortality Tables projected to 2013 with Scale AA in determining the impact of the U.S. benefit plans on our financial statements.
Investment Return Assumptions and Asset Allocation—We periodically review our assumptions for the long-term expected return on pension plan assets. As part of the review and to develop expected rates of return, we considered a stochastic analysis of expected returns based on the U.S. plans’ asset allocation as of both January 1, 2011 and January 1, 2012. This analysis reflects our expected long-term rates of return for each significant asset class or economic indicator. As of January 1, 2013, the expected rates were 8.4% for U.S. large cap stocks, 2.1% for fixed income, and 2.2% for inflation. The range of returns developed relies both on forecasts and on broad-market historical benchmarks for expected return, correlation, and volatility for each asset class.
While the asset allocation for our U.S. pension plans is predominantly weighted toward equities, through the ongoing monitoring of our investments and review of market data, we have decreased the expected long-term rate of return for our U.S. pension plans from 9.0% to 8.5% at December 31, 2012.
An actuarial gain occurred during 2012, as the actual investment return was higher than the expected return for all of our U.S. pension plans by approximately $6 million. An actuarial loss occurred during 2011, as the actual investment return was lower than the expected return for all of our U.S. pension plans by approximately $11 million. During 2010, the actual return was higher than the expected return, resulting in an actuarial gain for all of our U.S. pension plans of approximately $4 million. Investment gains and losses are recognized in earnings on an amortized basis over a period of years, but the 2012 gain will have no significant expense impact in 2013. We expect that there will be continued volatility in pension expense as actual investment returns vary from the expected return, but we continue to believe the potential long-term benefits justify the risk premium for equity investments.
At December 31, 2012, our expected long-term rate of return on our postretirement plans was 6.0%. This rate varies from the pension rate of 8.5% primarily because of the difference in investment of assets. The assets of the postretirement plan are held in an insurance contract, which results in a lower assumed rate of investment return.
Pension expense and the life insurance portion of postretirement expense are sensitive to changes in the expected return on assets. For example, decreasing the expected rate of return by 25 basis points to 8.25% for pension assets and 5.75% for postretirement benefit assets (while holding other assumptions constant) would increase the forecasted 2013 expense for our U.S. pension and postretirement plans by approximately $475 thousand. Similarly, a 25 basis point increase in the expected rate of return to 8.75% for pension assets and 6.25% for postretirement benefit assets (while holding other assumptions constant) would reduce forecasted 2013 pension and postretirement expense by approximately $475 thousand.
Discount Rate Assumption—We develop the discount rate assumption by determining the single effective discount rate for a unique hypothetical portfolio constructed from investment-grade bonds that, in aggregate, match the projected cash flows of each of our retirement plans. The discount rate is developed based on the hypothetical portfolio on the last day of December. The discount rate at December 31, 2012 was 4.125% for all plans.


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Pension and postretirement benefit expense is also sensitive to changes in the discount rate. For example, decreasing the discount rate by 25 basis points to 3.875% (while holding other assumptions constant) would increase the forecasted 2013 expense for our U.S. pension and postretirement benefit plans by approximately $1 million. A 25 basis point increase in the discount rate to 4.375% would reduce forecasted 2013 pension and postretirement benefit expense by approximately $1 million.
Rate of Projected Compensation Increase—We have maintained our rate of projected compensation increase at December 31, 2012 at 3.50%. The rate assumption was based on an analysis of our projected compensation increases for the foreseeable future.
LiquidityCash contribution requirements to the pension plan are sensitive to changes in assumed interest rates and investment gains or losses in the same manner as pension expense. We expect our aggregate cash contributions, before income taxes, to the U.S. pension plans will be approximately $23 million in 2013. We expect our contributions to the postretirement benefit plans will be approximately $2 million in 2013.
Other Assumptions—We periodically review our assumption for the health care cost trend rate based on actual cost experience, typically assuming a higher current-year trend scaling down to a lower permanent rate over a five to ten year period. We refreshed this health care trend assumption for 2012 resulting in an assumed rate of 8.5% for 2011 and 8.0% for 2012, scaling down to 5.0% by 2018.
Foreign Pension Benefit Plans—Our foreign pension plans are quite diverse. The following information applies only to our U.K. pension plan, which represents the majority of the impact on our financial statements from our foreign pension plans. The average remaining service period for our U.K. plan is 11 years, while the average remaining life expectancy is 36 years. We utilize the S1 SAPS Normal Health (Light) mortality tables and allow for future projected improvements in life expectancy in line with the CMI 2010 model, with a long-term rate of improvement of 1% per year based on the membership of the plan, in determining the impact of the U.K. pension plans on our financial statements.
Investment Return Assumptions and Asset AllocationWe periodically review our assumptions for the long-term expected return on the U.K. pension plan assets. The expected long-term rate of return is based on both the asset allocation, as well as yields available in the U.K. markets.
The target asset allocation in the U.K. is to be invested 55% in equities, 40% in a mixture of government and corporate bonds, and 5% in a pooled investment property fund, while the actual allocation at the end of 2012 was 54% in equities, 41% in government and corporate bonds, 4% in a pooled investment property fund, and 1% in cash. Based on the actual asset allocation and the expected yields available in the U.K. markets, the expected long-term rate of return for the U.K. pension plan was 5.6% at December 31, 2012.
An actuarial gain occurred during 2012 as the actual investment return exceeded the expected return by approximately $4 million. In 2011, the expected investment return exceeded the actual investment return by approximately $2 million resulting in an actuarial loss for our U.K. pension plan. An actuarial gain of $5 million occurred in 2010. Investment gains and losses are recognized in earnings on an amortized basis, resulting in decreased expense of approximately $275 thousand in 2013. We expect that there will be continued volatility in pension expense as actual investment returns vary from the expected return, but we continue to believe the potential benefits justify the risk premium for the target asset allocation.
Pension expense is sensitive to changes in the expected return on assets. For example, decreasing the expected rate of return by 25 basis points to 5.35% (while holding other assumptions constant) would increase the forecasted 2013 expense for our U.K. pension plan by approximately $250 thousand. Similarly, a 25 basis point increase in the expected rate of return to 5.85% (while holding other assumptions constant) would reduce forecasted 2013 pension expense by approximately $250 thousand.
Discount Rate Assumption—We utilize a yield curve based on AA-rated corporate bond yields constructed from iBoxx indices in developing a discount rate assumption (extrapolated at longer terms based on the corresponding swap yield curve). The yield appropriate to the duration of the U.K. plan liabilities is then used. The discount rate at December 31, 2012 was 4.5%.
Pension expense is also sensitive to changes in the discount rate. For example, decreasing the discount rate by 25 basis points to 4.25% (while holding other assumptions constant) would increase the forecasted 2013 expense for our U.K.


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pension plans by approximately $500 thousand. A 25 basis point increase in the discount rate to 4.75% would reduce forecasted 2013 pension expense by approximately $400 thousand.
Rate of Projected Compensation Increase—We have maintained our rate of projected compensation increase at December 31, 2012 at 4.50%. The rate assumption was based on an analysis of our projected compensation increases for the foreseeable future.
LiquidityCash contribution requirements to the U.K. pension plan are sensitive to changes in assumed interest rates in the same manner as pension expense. We expect our aggregate U.K. cash contributions, before income taxes, will be approximately $5 million in 2013.
Other Matters
In March 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as well as a related reconciliation bill, was signed into law, which created a nationwide health insurance system. In June 2012, the United States Supreme Court substantially upheld the law. The Supreme Court ruling had no impact on our results of operation, financial position, or cash flows. See Note 19.

OUTLOOK

As we begin 2013, we are confident that our customer-focused approach to the market is the path on which to continue. We believe the fundamentals of how we run our business - a safety-first culture, customer-focused solutions, technology-driven product offerings, world-class supply chain capability, and a regional organizational structure to better understand our customers' needs - will continue to pay dividends to all of our stakeholders.
We have expectations that our petroleum additives segment will deliver improved results in 2013, after having posted record operating profit for each of the last several years. While our total shipments for 2012 contracted some due to many factors, including the global economy, we expect that petroleum additives shipment demand will continue to grow at an average annual rate of 1% - 2% over the next five years, as there has been no significant change in the positive fundamentals of the business. We plan to exceed the industry growth rate. Over the past several years, we have made significant investments to expand our capabilities around the world. These investments have been in people, technology and technical centers, and production capacity. We intend to use these new capabilities to improve our ability to deliver the goods and service that our customers value and to expand our business and improve profits. We will continue to expand our capabilities to provide even better service, technology, and customer solutions.
As a global company operating in many countries around the world, we are not immune to world economic conditions. Western Europe and the Euro are significant factors in our business and financial results, as is the general economic activity around the world. Our expectations for 2013 include the assumption of modest economic recovery around the world.
At the end of 2012, we secured 10-year senior notes at a rate of 4.10%. This will provide long-term debt capital to help us implement our strategic plan. These bonds will cause us to have higher interest expense in 2013, which will be an offset to some of the expected growth in our business.
Our business continues to generate significant amounts of cash beyond what is necessary for the expansion and growth of our current product lines. We regularly review the many internal opportunities which we have to utilize this cash, both from a geographic and product line perspective. We continue our efforts in investigating potential acquisitions as both a use for this cash and to generate shareholder value. Our primary focus in the acquisition area remains on the petroleum additives industry.  It is our view that this industry will provide the greatest opportunity for a good return on our investment while minimizing risk.  We remain focused on this strategy and will evaluate any future opportunities.  Nonetheless, we are patient in this pursuit and intend to make the right acquisition when the opportunity arises.  We will continue to evaluate all alternative uses of that cash to enhance shareholder value, including stock repurchases and dividends.



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CRITICAL ACCOUNTING POLICIES AND ESTIMATES
It is our goal to clearly present our financial information in a manner that enhances the understanding of our sources of earnings and cash flows, as well as our financial condition. We do this by including the information required by the SEC, as well as additional information that gives further insight into our financial operations.
Our financial report includes a discussion of our accounting principles, as well as methods and estimates used in the preparation of our financial statements. We believe these discussions and statements fairly represent the financial position and operating results of our company. The purpose of this portion of our discussion is to further emphasize some of the more critical areas where a significant change in facts and circumstances in our operating and financial environment could cause a change in future reported financial results.
Intangibles (net of amortization) and Goodwill
We have certain identifiable intangibles, as well as goodwill, amounting to $31 million at December 31, 2012 that are discussed in Note 10. These intangibles relate to our petroleum additives business and, except for the goodwill, are being amortized over periods with up to approximately seventeen years of remaining life. We continue to assess the market related to these intangibles, as well as their specific values, and have concluded the values and amortization periods are appropriate. We also evaluate these intangibles for any potential impairment when significant events or circumstances occur that might impair the value of these assets. These evaluations continue to support the values at which these identifiable intangibles are carried on our financial statements. In addition, our reporting unit with goodwill is not at risk of failing the goodwill impairment test. However, if conditions were to substantially deteriorate in the petroleum additives market, it could possibly cause a decrease in the estimated useful lives of the intangible assets or result in a noncash write-off of all or a portion of the intangibles’ carrying amount. A reduction in the amortization period would have no effect on cash flows. We do not anticipate such a change in the market conditions in the near term.
Environmental and Legal Proceedings
We have made disclosure of our environmental matters in Item 1 of this Annual Report on Form 10-K, as well as in the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements. We believe our environmental accruals are appropriate for the exposures and regulatory guidelines under which we currently operate. While we currently do not anticipate significant changes to the many factors that could impact our environmental requirements, we continue to keep our accruals consistent with these requirements as they change.
Also, as noted in the discussion of “Legal Proceedings” in Item 3 of this Annual Report on Form 10-K, while it is not possible to predict or determine with certainty the outcome of any legal proceeding, it is our opinion, based on our current knowledge, that we will not experience any material adverse effects on our results of operation, cash flows, or financial condition as a result of any pending or threatened proceeding.
Pension Plans and Other Postretirement Benefits
We use assumptions to record the impact of the pension and postretirement benefit plans in the financial statements. These assumptions include the discount rate, expected long-term rate of return on plan assets, rate of compensation increase, and health-care cost trend rate. A change in any one of these assumptions could cause different results for the plans and therefore, impact our results of operation, cash flows, and financial condition. We develop these assumptions after considering available information that we deem relevant. Information is provided on the pension and postretirement plans in Note 19. In addition, further disclosure on the effect of changes in these assumptions is provided in the “Financial Position and Liquidity” section of Item 7.
Income Taxes
We file consolidated U.S. federal and both consolidated and individual state income tax returns, as well as individual foreign income tax returns, under which assumptions may be made to determine the deductibility of certain costs. We make estimates related to the impact of tax positions taken on our financial statements when we believe the tax position is likely to be upheld on audit. In addition, we make certain assumptions in the determination of the estimated future recovery of deferred tax assets.


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RECENTLY ISSUED ACCOUNTING STANDARDS
For a full discussion of the more significant pronouncements which may impact our financial statements, see Note 26.


ITEM 7A.
QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK
We are exposed to many market risk factors, including fluctuations in interest and foreign currency rates, as well as changes in the cost of raw materials. These risk factors may affect our results of operation, cash flows, and financial position.
We manage these risks through regular operating and financing methods, including the use of derivative financial instruments. When we have derivative instruments, they are with major financial institutions and are not for speculative or trading purposes. Also, as part of our financial risk management, we regularly review significant contracts for embedded derivatives and record them in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.
The following analysis presents the effect on our results of operation, cash flows, and financial position as if the hypothetical changes in market risk factors occurred at December 31, 2012. We analyzed only the potential impacts of our hypothetical assumptions. This analysis does not consider other possible effects that could impact our business.
Interest Rate Risk
At December 31, 2012, we had total debt of $429 million. Of the total debt, $350 million is at fixed rates. There was no interest rate risk at the end of the year associated with the fixed rate debt.
At December 31, 2012, we had $75 million of outstanding variable rate debt under our revolving credit facility and $4 million of outstanding variable rate debt under short-term lines of credit. Holding all other variables constant, if the variable portion of the interest rates hypothetically increased 10%, the effect on our earnings and cash flows would have been higher interest expense of approximately $100 thousand.
We recorded the Goldman Sachs interest rate swap at fair value, which amounted to a liability of $33 million at December 31, 2012. Any change in fair value is recognized immediately in earnings. With other variables held constant, a hypothetical 50 basis point adverse parallel shift in the LIBOR yield curve would have resulted in an increase of approximately $5 million in the liability fair value of the interest rate swap with Goldman Sachs. See Note 16 for further information.
A hypothetical 100 basis point decrease in interest rates, holding all other variables constant, would have resulted in a change of $31 million in fair value of our debt at December 31, 2012.
Foreign Currency Risk
We sell to customers in foreign markets through our foreign subsidiaries, as well as through export sales from the United States. These transactions are often denominated in currencies other than the U.S. Dollar. Our primary currency exposures are the European Union Euro, British Pound Sterling, Japanese Yen, and Canadian Dollar. We sometimes enter into forward contracts as hedges to minimize the fluctuation of intercompany accounts receivable denominated in foreign currencies. At December 31, 2012, we had no outstanding forward contracts.


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Raw Material Price Risk
We utilize a variety of raw materials in the manufacture of our products, including base oil, polyisobutylene, antioxidants, alcohols, solvents, sulfonates, friction modifiers, olefins and copolymers. Our profitability is sensitive to changes in the costs of these materials caused by changes in supply, demand, or other market conditions, over which we have little or no control. If we experience sudden or sharp increases in the cost of our raw materials, we may not be able to pass on these increases in whole or in part to our customers. Political and economic conditions in the Middle East and Latin America have caused and may continue to cause the cost of our raw materials to fluctuate. War, armed hostilities, terrorist acts, civil unrest or other incidents may also cause a sudden or sharp increase in the cost of our raw materials. If we cannot pass on to our customers any future increases in raw material costs in the form of price increases for our products, there will be a negative impact on operating profit.



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ITEM 8.
FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTARY DATA

Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
To the Board of Directors and Shareholders of NewMarket Corporation:

In our opinion, the accompanying consolidated balance sheets and the related consolidated statements of income, comprehensive income, shareholders' equity and cash flows present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of NewMarket Corporation and its subsidiaries (the “Company”) at December 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, and the results of their operations and their cash flows for each of the three years in the period ended December 31, 2012 in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. Also in our opinion, the Company maintained, in all material respects, effective internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2012, based on criteria established in Internal Control - Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO). The Company's management is responsible for these financial statements, for maintaining effective internal control over financial reporting and for its assessment of the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting, included in Management's Report in Internal Control over Financial Reporting appearing under Item 9A. Our responsibility is to express opinions on these financial statements and on the Company's internal control over financial reporting based on our integrated audits. We conducted our audits in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). Those standards require that we plan and perform the audits to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement and whether effective internal control over financial reporting was maintained in all material respects. Our audits of the financial statements included examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements, assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, and evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. Our audit of internal control over financial reporting included obtaining an understanding of internal control over financial reporting, assessing the risk that a material weakness exists, and testing and evaluating the design and operating effectiveness of internal control based on the assessed risk. Our audits also included performing such other procedures as we considered necessary in the circumstances. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinions.
A company's internal control over financial reporting is a process designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. A company's internal control over financial reporting includes those policies and procedures that (i) pertain to the maintenance of records that, in reasonable detail, accurately and fairly reflect the transactions and dispositions of the assets of the company; (ii) provide reasonable assurance that transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and that receipts and expenditures of the company are being made only in accordance with authorizations of management and directors of the company; and (iii) provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection of unauthorized acquisition, use, or disposition of the company's assets that could have a material effect on the financial statements.
Because of its inherent limitations, internal control over financial reporting may not prevent or detect misstatements. Also, projections of any evaluation of effectiveness to future periods are subject to the risk that controls may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.

/s/ PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Richmond, Virginia
February 15, 2013
 


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NewMarket Corporation and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Statements of Income
 
 
Years Ended December 31,
(in thousands, except per-share amounts)
 
2012
 
2011
 
2010
Revenue:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net sales - product
 
$
2,211,878

 
$
2,138,127

 
$
1,786,076

Rental revenue
 
11,431

 
11,431

 
11,316

 
 
2,223,309

 
2,149,558

 
1,797,392

Costs:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cost of goods sold - product
 
1,581,393

 
1,586,145

 
1,277,505

Cost of rental
 
4,386

 
4,386

 
4,428

 
 
1,585,779

 
1,590,531

 
1,281,933

Gross profit
 
637,530

 
559,027

 
515,459

Selling, general, and administrative expenses
 
154,209

 
151,602

 
136,967

Research, development, and testing expenses
 
117,845

 
105,496

 
91,188

Gain on legal settlement, net
 
0

 
38,656

 
0

Operating profit
 
365,476

 
340,585

 
287,304

Interest and financing expenses, net
 
10,815

 
18,820

 
17,261

Loss on early extinguishment of debt
 
9,932

 
0

 
0

Other expense, net
 
3,338

 
18,048

 
10,047

Income before income tax expense
 
341,391

 
303,717

 
259,996

Income tax expense
 
101,798

 
96,810

 
82,871

Net income
 
$
239,593

 
$
206,907

 
$
177,125

Basic earnings per share
 
$
17.85

 
$
15.10

 
$
12.12

Diluted earnings per share
 
$
17.85

 
$
15.09

 
$
12.09



See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements
42


NewMarket Corporation and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income
 
 
Years Ended December 31,
(in thousands)
 
2012
 
2011
 
2010
Net income
 
$
239,593

 
$
206,907

 
$
177,125

Other comprehensive (loss) income:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pension plans and other postretirement benefits:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Prior service cost arising during the period, net of income tax benefit of $471 in 2012 and $462 in 2010
 
(1,570
)
 
0

 
(780
)
Amortization of prior service cost included in net periodic benefit cost, net of income tax expense of $48 in 2012, $138 in 2011, and $130 in 2010
 
27

 
260

 
257

Actuarial net (loss) gain arising during the period, net of income tax (benefit) expense of $(13,290) in 2012, $(17,052) in 2011, and $3,624 in 2010
 
(22,721
)
 
(27,577
)
 
6,268

Amortization of actuarial net loss included in net periodic benefit cost, net of income tax expense of $2,331 in 2012, $1,322 in 2011, and $1,487 in 2010
 
4,066

 
2,423

 
2,738

Settlement gain, net of income tax expense of $145 in 2012
 
436

 
0

 
0

Amortization of transition obligation included in net periodic benefit cost, net of income tax expense of $14 in 2012, $13 in 2011, and $5 in 2010
 
39

 
40

 
10

Total pension plans and other postretirement benefits
 
(19,723
)
 
(24,854
)
 
8,493

Derivative instruments:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unrealized loss on derivative instruments, net of income tax benefit of $210 in 2012, $1,022 in 2011, and $1,561 in 2010
 
(330
)
 
(1,605
)
 
(2,451
)
Reclassification adjustments for losses on derivative instruments included in net income, net of income tax expense of $569 in 2012, $649 in 2011, and $614 in 2010
 
893

 
1,020

 
964

Total derivative instruments
 
563

 
(585
)
 
(1,487
)
Foreign currency translation adjustments, net of income tax (benefit) expense of $(1,007) in 2012, $(558) in 2011, and $87 in 2010
 
7,567

 
163

 
(6,042
)
Marketable securities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unrealized gain on marketable securities, net of income tax expense of $419 in 2012 and $226 in 2011
 
676

 
364

 
0

Reclassification adjustment for gain on marketable securities included in net income, net of income tax benefit of $645 in 2012
 
(1,040
)
 
0

 
0

Total marketable securities
 
(364
)
 
364

 
0

Other comprehensive (loss) income
 
(11,957
)
 
(24,912
)
 
964

Comprehensive income
 
$
227,636

 
$
181,995

 
$
178,089

             

See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements
43


NewMarket Corporation and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Balance Sheets
 
 
December 31,
(in thousands, except share amounts)
 
2012
 
2011
ASSETS
 
 
 
 
Current assets:
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
 
$
89,129

 
$
50,370

Trade and other accounts receivable, net
 
297,055

 
278,332

Inventories
 
322,674

 
306,785

Deferred income taxes
 
8,452

 
7,261

Prepaid expenses and other current assets
 
18,185

 
36,983

Total current assets
 
735,495

 
679,731

Property, plant, and equipment, at cost
 
1,070,967

 
1,034,472

Less accumulated depreciation and amortization
 
712,596

 
681,506

Net property, plant, and equipment
 
358,371

 
352,966

Prepaid pension cost
 
12,710

 
11,494

Deferred income taxes
 
48,385

 
35,805

Other assets and deferred charges
 
72,007

 
73,619

Intangibles (net of amortization) and goodwill
 
30,542

 
38,047

Total assets
 
$
1,257,510

 
$
1,191,662

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY
 
 
 
 
Current liabilities:
 
 
 
 
Accounts payable
 
$
119,298

 
$
103,217

Accrued expenses
 
79,061

 
78,546

Dividends payable
 
0

 
8,529

Book overdraft
 
3,906

 
1,680

Long-term debt, current portion
 
4,382

 
10,966

Income taxes payable
 
10,024

 
13,086

Total current liabilities
 
216,671

 
216,024

Long-term debt
 
424,407

 
232,601

Other noncurrent liabilities
 
214,227

 
193,444

Commitments and contingencies (Note 18)
 

 

Shareholders’ equity:
 
 
 
 
Common stock and paid-in capital (without par value; authorized shares - 80,000,000; issued and outstanding - 13,417,877 at December 31, 2012 and 13,404,831 at December 31, 2011)
 
721

 
64

Accumulated other comprehensive loss
 
(110,689
)
 
(98,732
)
Retained earnings
 
512,173

 
648,261

 
 
402,205

 
549,593

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity
 
$
1,257,510

 
$
1,191,662



See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements
44


NewMarket Corporation and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Statements of Shareholders’ Equity

 
Common Stock and
Paid-in Capital
 
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss
 
Retained Earnings
 
Total Shareholders’ Equity
(in thousands, except share and per-share amounts)
 
Shares
 
Amount
 
 
 
Balance at December 31, 2009
 
15,209,989

 
$
275

 
$
(74,784
)
 
$
532,694

 
$
458,185

Net income
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
177,125

 
177,125

Other comprehensive income (loss)
 
 
 
 
 
964

 
 
 
964

Ordinary cash dividends ($1.565 per share)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(22,608
)
 
(22,608
)
Repurchases of common stock
 
(1,213,158
)
 
(3,104
)
 
 
 
(121,751
)
 
(124,855
)
Stock options exercised
 
21,000

 
91

 
 
 
 
 
91

Stock option tax benefit
 
 
 
711

 
 
 
 
 
711

Stock-based compensation
 
17,053

 
2,027

 
 
 
 
 
2,027

Balance at December 31, 2010
 
14,034,884

 
0

 
(73,820
)
 
565,460

 
491,640

Net income
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
206,907

 
206,907

Other comprehensive income (loss)
 
 
 
 
 
(24,912
)
 
 
 
(24,912
)
Ordinary cash dividends ($2.39 per share)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(32,588
)
 
(32,588
)
Repurchases of common stock
 
(659,373
)
 
(3,237
)
 
 
 
(91,518
)
 
(94,755
)
Stock options exercised
 
16,000

 
70

 
 
 
 
 
70

Stock option tax benefit
 
 
 
1,102

 
 
 
 
 
1,102

Stock-based compensation
 
13,320

 
2,129

 
 
 
 
 
2,129

Balance at December 31, 2011
 
13,404,831

 
64

 
(98,732
)
 
648,261

 
549,593

Net income
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
239,593

 
239,593

Other comprehensive income (loss)
 
 
 
 
 
(11,957
)
 
 
 
(11,957
)
Ordinary cash dividends ($3.00 per share)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(40,234
)
 
(40,234
)
Special cash dividend ($25.00 per share)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(335,447
)
 
(335,447
)
Stock-based compensation
 
13,046

 
657

 
 
 
 
 
657

Balance at December 31, 2012
 
13,417,877

 
$
721

 
$
(110,689
)
 
$
512,173

 
$
402,205



See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements
45


NewMarket Corporation and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
 
 
Years Ended December 31,
(in thousands)
 
2012
 
2011
 
2010
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year
 
$
50,370

 
$
49,192

 
$
151,831

Cash flows from operating activities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income
 
239,593

 
206,907

 
177,125

Adjustments to reconcile net income to cash flows from operating activities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Depreciation and amortization
 
43,389

 
43,352

 
39,134

Noncash environmental remediation and dismantling
 
86

 
1,321

 
3,554

Noncash pension benefits expense
 
15,244

 
13,719

 
13,911

Noncash postretirement benefits expense
 
3,611

 
2,780

 
2,832

Noncash foreign exchange loss (gain)
 
1,130

 
114

 
(603
)
Deferred income tax (benefit) expense
 
(1,976
)
 
2,375

 
1,933

Loss on early extinguishment of debt
 
9,932

 
0

 
0

Restricted stock award
 
429

 
2,900

 
2,790

Gain on legal settlement, net
 
0

 
(38,656
)
 
0

Gain on sale of equity securities
 
(1,685
)
 
0

 
0

Unrealized loss on derivative instruments, net
 
663

 
12,642

 
8,016

Change in assets and liabilities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trade and other accounts receivable, net
 
(15,027
)
 
(16,225
)
 
(34,815
)
Inventories
 
(12,945
)
 
(33,154
)
 
(74,852
)
Prepaid expenses
 
5,641

 
(13,721
)
 
24,281

Accounts payable and accrued expenses
 
11,369

 
1,976

 
11,718

Income taxes payable
 
(3,281
)
 
(887
)
 
10,671

Realized loss on derivative instruments, net
 
4,683

 
4,874

 
2,308

Cash pension benefits contributions
 
(30,586
)
 
(29,447
)
 
(20,333
)
Cash postretirement benefits contributions
 
(1,845
)
 
(1,929
)
 
(1,835
)
Cash payment for 7.125% senior notes redemption
 
(5,345
)
 
0

 
0

Proceeds from legal settlements
 
5,050

 
25,000

 
0

Change in book overdraft
 
2,226

 
617

 
(1,167
)
Excess tax benefits from stock-based payment arrangements
 
0

 
(1,102
)
 
(711
)
Other, net
 
2,455

 
1,142

 
90

Cash provided from (used in) operating activities
 
272,811

 
184,598

 
164,047

Cash flows from investing activities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Capital expenditures
 
(38,753
)
 
(53,515
)
 
(36,406
)
Deposits for interest rate swap
 
(22,913
)
 
(46,467
)
 
(44,072
)
Return of deposits for interest rate swap
 
21,260

 
33,600

 
36,180

Payments on settlement of interest rate swap
 
(5,148
)
 
(5,148
)
 
(2,574
)
Receipts from settlement of interest rate swap
 
465

 
274

 
266

Proceeds from sale of equity securities
 
6,303

 
0

 
0

Proceeds from sale of short-term investment
 
0

 
300

 
0

Acquisition of business (net of cash acquired of $1.8 million in 2010)
 
0

 
0

 
(41,300
)
Cash provided from (used in) investing activities
 
(38,786
)
 
(70,956
)
 
(87,906
)
Cash flows from financing activities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net borrowings under revolving credit facility
 
53,000

 
18,000

 
4,000

Issuance of 4.10% senior notes
 
349,405

 
0

 
0

Repayment of 7.125% senior notes
 
(150,000
)
 
0

 
0

Repayment of Foundry Park I mortgage loan
 
(63,544
)
 
(2,731
)
 
(2,125
)
Net (repayments) borrowings under lines of credit
 
(3,641
)
 
6,529

 
1,494

Dividends paid
 
(375,681
)
 
(32,588
)
 
(22,608
)

See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements
46


Debt issuance costs
 
(6,485
)
 
(3,233
)
 
(3,992
)
Repurchases of common stock
 
0

 
(98,093
)
 
(121,517
)
Proceeds from exercise of stock options
 
0

 
70

 
91

Excess tax benefits from stock-based payment arrangements
 
0

 
1,102

 
711

Payments on the capital lease
 
0

 
(144
)
 
(835
)
Repayment of Foundry Park I construction loan
 
0

 
0

 
(99,102
)
Borrowing under Foundry Park I mortgage loan
 
0

 
0

 
68,400

Payment for financed intangible asset
 
0

 
0

 
(1,000
)
Cash provided from (used in) financing activities
 
(196,946
)
 
(111,088
)
 
(176,483
)
Effect of foreign exchange on cash and cash equivalents
 
1,680

 
(1,376
)
 
(2,297
)
Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents
 
38,759

 
1,178

 
(102,639
)
Cash and cash equivalents at end of year
 
$
89,129

 
$
50,370

 
$
49,192


See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements
47

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements




1.
Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
Consolidation—Our consolidated financial statements include the accounts of NewMarket Corporation and its subsidiaries. All intercompany transactions are eliminated upon consolidation. References to "we," "us," "our," "the Company," and "NewMarket" are to NewMarket Corporation and its consolidated subsidiaries, unless the context indicates otherwise.
NewMarket is the parent company of three operating companies, each managing its own assets and liabilities. Those companies are Afton, which focuses on petroleum additive products; Ethyl, representing certain manufacturing operations and the TEL business; and NewMarket Development, which manages the property and improvements that we own in Richmond, Virginia. NewMarket is also the parent company of NewMarket Services, which provides various administrative services to NewMarket, Afton, Ethyl, and NewMarket Development.
Certain reclassifications have been made to the accompanying consolidated financial statements and the related notes to conform to the current presentation.
Foreign Currency Translation—We translate the balance sheets of our foreign subsidiaries into U.S. Dollars based on the current exchange rate at the end of each period. We translate the statements of income using the weighted-average exchange rates for the period. NewMarket includes translation adjustments in the Consolidated Balance Sheets as part of accumulated other comprehensive loss and transaction adjustments in the Consolidated Statements of Income as part of cost of goods sold - product.
Revenue Recognition—Our policy is to recognize revenue from the sale of products when title and risk of loss have transferred to the buyer, the price is fixed and determinable, and collectability is reasonably assured. Revenues are reported at the gross amount billed, including amounts related to shipping that are charged to the customer. Provisions for rebates to customers are recorded in the same period that the related sales are recorded. Freight costs incurred on the delivery of product are included in the Consolidated Statements of Income in cost of goods sold - product. The majority of our sales are sold FOB (“free on board”) shipping point or on a substantially equivalent basis. Our standard terms of delivery are included in our contracts, sales order confirmation documents, and invoices. Taxes assessed by a governmental authority and concurrent with sales to our customers, including sales, use, value-added, and revenue-related excises taxes, are not included as revenue, but are reflected in accrued expenses until remitted to the appropriate governmental authority.
We recognize rental revenue on a straight-line basis over the lease term. The cumulative difference between lease revenue recognized under this method and the contractual lease payment terms is recorded in other assets and deferred charges on our Consolidated Balance Sheets.
Cash and Cash Equivalents—Our cash equivalents generally consist of government obligations and commercial paper with original maturities of 90 days or less. Throughout the year, we have cash balances in excess of federally insured amounts on deposit with various financial institutions. We state cash and cash equivalents at cost, which approximates fair value.
At both December 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, we had a book overdraft for some of our disbursement cash accounts. A book overdraft represents disbursements that have not cleared the bank accounts at the end of the reporting period. There are no agreements with the same banks to offset the presented balance. We transfer cash on an as-needed basis to fund these items as the items clear the bank in subsequent periods.
Accounts Receivable—We record our accounts receivable at net realizable value. We maintain an allowance for doubtful accounts for estimated losses resulting from our customers not making required payments. We determine the adequacy of the allowance by periodically evaluating each customer’s receivable balance, considering our customers’ financial condition and credit history, and considering current economic conditions.
Inventories—NewMarket values its U.S. petroleum additives and TEL inventories at the lower of cost or market, with cost determined on the last-in, first-out (LIFO) basis. In all other countries, we use the weighted-average method. Inventory cost includes raw materials, direct labor, and manufacturing overhead.


48

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements


Property, Plant, and Equipment—We state property, plant, and equipment at cost and compute depreciation by the straight-line method based on the estimated useful lives of the assets. We capitalize expenditures for significant improvements that extend the useful life of the related property. We e