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Minerals Technologies
Closing Price ($) Shares Out (MM) Market Cap ($MM)
$60.12 35 $2,120
10-Q 2019-03-31 Quarter: 2019-03-31
10-K 2018-12-31 Annual: 2018-12-31
10-Q 2018-09-30 Quarter: 2018-09-30
10-Q 2018-07-01 Quarter: 2018-07-01
10-Q 2018-04-01 Quarter: 2018-04-01
10-K 2017-12-31 Annual: 2017-12-31
10-Q 2017-10-01 Quarter: 2017-10-01
10-Q 2017-07-02 Quarter: 2017-07-02
10-Q 2017-04-02 Quarter: 2017-04-02
10-K 2016-12-31 Annual: 2016-12-31
10-Q 2016-10-02 Quarter: 2016-10-02
10-Q 2016-07-03 Quarter: 2016-07-03
10-Q 2016-04-03 Quarter: 2016-04-03
10-K 2015-12-31 Annual: 2015-12-31
10-Q 2015-09-27 Quarter: 2015-09-27
10-Q 2015-06-28 Quarter: 2015-06-28
10-Q 2015-03-29 Quarter: 2015-03-29
10-K 2014-12-31 Annual: 2014-12-31
10-Q 2014-09-28 Quarter: 2014-09-28
10-Q 2014-06-29 Quarter: 2014-06-29
10-Q 2014-03-30 Quarter: 2014-03-30
10-K 2013-12-31 Annual: 2013-12-31
8-K 2019-05-15 Shareholder Vote
8-K 2019-05-14
8-K 2019-05-02
8-K 2019-03-13 Officers, Exhibits
8-K 2019-01-31
8-K 2019-01-23
8-K 2019-01-23
8-K 2018-11-01
8-K 2018-10-24
8-K 2018-08-02
8-K 2018-07-18
8-K 2018-05-31 Officers, Exhibits
8-K 2018-05-11 Shareholder Vote, Other Events, Exhibits
8-K 2018-05-03
8-K 2018-04-18 Enter Agreement, Off-BS Arrangement, Exhibits
8-K 2018-03-13 Amend Bylaw, Exhibits
8-K 2018-02-01
8-K 2018-01-24
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MTX 2019-03-31
Part 1. Financial Information
Item 1. Financial Statements
Note 1. Basis of Presentation and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
Note 2. Leases
Note 3. Revenue From Contracts with Customers
Note 4. Business Combination
Note 5. Earnings per Share (Eps)
Note 6. Restructuring and Other Items, Net
Note 7. Income Taxes
Note 8. Inventories
Note 9. Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets
Note 10. Derivative Financial Instruments
Note 11. Long-Term Debt and Commitments
Note 12. Benefit Plans
Note 13. Comprehensive Income
Note 14. Accounting for Asset Retirement Obligations
Note 15. Contingencies
Note 16. Segment and Related Information
Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk
Item 4. Controls and Procedures
Part II - Other Information
Item 1. Legal Proceedings
Item 1A. Risk Factors
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds
Item 3. Default Upon Senior Securities
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures
Item 5. Other Information
Item 6. Exhibits
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EX-31.1 ex31_1.htm
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Minerals Technologies Earnings 2019-03-31

MTX 10Q Quarterly Report

Balance SheetIncome StatementCash Flow

10-Q 1 form10q.htm  
UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

FORM 10-Q
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2019

or

TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

Commission File Number 1-11430
--
MINERALS TECHNOLOGIES INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

DELAWARE
 
25-1190717
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
 
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

622 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017-6707
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

(212) 878-1800
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 
Title of each class
 Trading Symbol
Name of exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.10 par value
 MTX
New York Stock Exchange

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
 
NO

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).

YES
 
NO

Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or and emerging growth company. See the definitions of "large accelerated filer," "accelerated filer," "smaller reporting company," and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

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Accelerated Filer
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Smaller Reporting Company
Emerging Growth Company
 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).

YES
 
NO

As of April 22, 2019, there were 35,235,161 shares of common stock, par value of $0.10 per share, of the registrant outstanding.



MINERALS TECHNOLOGIES INC.
INDEX TO FORM 10-Q

 
Page No.
PART I.   FINANCIAL INFORMATION
 
   
Item 1.
Financial Statements:
 
     
 
3
     
 
4
     
 
5
     
 
6
     
 
7
     
 
8
     
 
22
     
Item 2.
23
     
Item 3.
30
     
Item 4.
30
     
PART II.   OTHER INFORMATION
 
     
Item 1.
32
     
Item 1A.
33
     
Item 2.
33
     
Item 3.
33
     
Item 4.
33
     
Item 5.
33
     
Item 6.
33
     
 
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PART 1. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

ITEM 1.  Financial Statements

MINERALS TECHNOLOGIES INC. AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(Unaudited)

   
Three Months Ended
 
(in millions of dollars, except per share data)
 
Mar. 31,
2019
   
Apr. 1,
2018
 
             
Product sales
 
$
417.4
   
$
412.2
 
Service revenue
   
20.3
     
19.1
 
Total net sales
   
437.7
     
431.3
 
                 
Cost of goods sold
   
314.0
     
305.0
 
Cost of service revenue
   
14.0
     
12.8
 
Total cost of sales
   
328.0
     
317.8
 
                 
Production margin
   
109.7
     
113.5
 
                 
Marketing and administrative expenses
   
42.9
     
44.4
 
Research and development expenses
   
4.8
     
6.1
 
Acquisition related transaction and integration costs
   
     
0.4
 
                 
Income from operations
   
62.0
     
62.6
 
                 
Interest expense, net
   
(11.4
)
   
(10.7
)
Other non-operating deductions, net
   
(1.4
)
   
(2.7
)
Total non-operating deductions, net
   
(12.8
)
   
(13.4
)
                 
Income from operations before tax and equity in earnings
   
49.2
     
49.2
 
                 
Provision for taxes on income
   
9.3
     
9.3
 
Equity in earnings of affiliates, net of tax
   
0.1
     
1.2
 
                 
Consolidated net income
   
40.0
     
41.1
 
Less:
               
Net income attributable to non-controlling interests
   
0.9
     
1.2
 
Net income attributable to Minerals Technologies Inc.
 
$
39.1
   
$
39.9
 
                 
Earnings per share:
               
                 
Basic:
               
Income from operations attributable to Minerals Technologies Inc.
 
$
1.11
   
$
1.13
 
                 
Diluted:
               
Income from operations attributable to Minerals Technologies Inc.
 
$
1.11
   
$
1.12
 
                 
Cash dividends declared per common share
 
$
0.05
   
$
0.05
 
                 
Shares used in computation of earnings per share:
               
Basic
   
35.2
     
35.4
 
Diluted
   
35.3
     
35.7
 

See accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

3


MINERALS TECHNOLOGIES INC. AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(Unaudited)

   
Three Months Ended
 
(millions of dollars)
 
Mar. 31,
2019
   
Apr. 1,
2018
 
             
Consolidated net income
 
$
40.0
   
$
41.1
 
Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax:
               
Foreign currency translation adjustments
   
(0.4
)
   
15.2
 
Pension and postretirement plan adjustments
   
1.6
     
1.9
 
Unrealized gains on derivative instruments
   
1.2
     
1.6
 
Total other comprehensive income, net of tax
   
2.4
     
18.7
 
Total comprehensive income including non-controlling interests
   
42.4
     
59.8
 
Comprehensive income attributable to non-controlling interests
   
(1.4
)
   
(1.8
)
Comprehensive income attributable to Minerals Technologies Inc.
 
$
41.0
   
$
58.0
 

See accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

4



MINERALS TECHNOLOGIES INC. AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS


(millions of dollars)
 
Mar. 31,
2019*
   
Dec. 31,
2018 **
 
             
ASSETS
           
             
Current assets:
           
Cash and cash equivalents
 
$
202.7
   
$
208.8
 
Short-term investments
   
4.3
     
3.8
 
Accounts receivable, net
   
406.4
     
387.3
 
Inventories
   
254.4
     
239.2
 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets
   
36.1
     
37.2
 
Total current assets
   
903.9
     
876.3
 
                 
Property, plant and equipment
   
2,269.0
     
2,256.0
 
Less accumulated depreciation and depletion
   
(1,167.9
)
   
(1,153.1
)
Property, plant and equipment, net
   
1,101.1
     
1,102.9
 
Goodwill
   
812.4
     
812.4
 
Intangible assets
   
211.8
     
214.1
 
Deferred income taxes
   
24.8
     
26.3
 
Other assets and deferred charges
   
109.4
     
55.1
 
Total assets
 
$
3,163.4
   
$
3,087.1
 
                 
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
               
                 
Current liabilities:
               
Short-term debt
 
$
104.7
   
$
105.2
 
Current maturities of long-term debt
   
2.7
     
3.3
 
Accounts payable
   
178.2
     
169.1
 
Other current liabilities
   
105.2
     
104.3
 
Total current liabilities
   
390.8
     
381.9
 
                 
Long-term debt, net of unamortized discount and deferred financing costs
   
893.4
     
907.8
 
Deferred income taxes
   
198.1
     
196.8
 
Accrued pension and post-retirement benefits
   
124.0
     
124.2
 
Other non-current liabilities
   
129.7
     
91.1
 
Total liabilities
   
1,736.0
     
1,701.8
 
                 
Shareholders' equity:
               
Common stock
   
4.9
     
4.9
 
Additional paid-in capital
   
432.6
     
431.9
 
Retained earnings
   
1,817.4
     
1,769.1
 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss
   
(242.7
)
   
(233.7
)
Less common stock held in treasury
   
(618.7
)
   
(618.7
)
                 
Total Minerals Technologies Inc. shareholders' equity
   
1,393.5
     
1,353.5
 
Non-controlling interests
   
33.9
     
31.8
 
Total shareholders' equity
   
1,427.4
     
1,385.3
 
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity
 
$
3,163.4
   
$
3,087.1
 

*
Unaudited
**
Condensed from audited financial statements

See accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

5


MINERALS TECHNOLOGIES INC. AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Unaudited)


   
Three Months Ended
 
(millions of dollars)
 
Mar. 31,
2019
   
Apr. 1,
2018
 
             
Operating Activities:
           
             
Consolidated net income
 
$
40.0
   
$
41.1
 
                 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
               
Depreciation, depletion and amortization
   
24.5
     
21.1
 
Amortization of right of use asset
   
3.4
     
 
Other non-cash items
   
2.1
     
(1.1
)
Net changes in operating assets and liabilities
   
(39.2
)
   
(25.4
)
Net cash provided by operating activities
   
30.8
     
35.7
 
                 
Investing Activities:
               
                 
Purchases of property, plant and equipment, net
   
(17.6
)
   
(17.9
)
Proceeds from sale of short-term investments
   
0.9
     
0.7
 
Purchases of short-term investments
   
(1.5
)
   
(2.0
)
Net cash used in investing activities
   
(18.2
)
   
(19.2
)
                 
Financing Activities:
               
                 
Repayment of long-term debt
   
(15.8
)
   
(0.4
)
Repayment of short-term debt
   
(0.6
)
   
 
Purchase of common stock for treasury
   
     
(5.7
)
Proceeds from issuance of stock under option plan
   
0.1
     
0.6
 
Excess tax benefits related to stock incentive programs
   
(1.9
)
   
(3.2
)
Dividends paid to non-controlling interests
   
(0.1
)
   
(0.1
)
Capital contribution from non-controlling interests
   
0.8
     
 
Cash dividends paid
   
(1.7
)
   
(1.8
)
Net cash used in financing activities
   
(19.2
)
   
(10.6
)
                 
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents
   
0.5
     
5.1
 
                 
Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents
   
(6.1
)
   
11.0
 
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period
   
208.8
     
212.2
 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period
 
$
202.7
   
$
223.2
 
                 
Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:
               
Interest paid
 
$
10.9
   
$
10.5
 
Income taxes paid
 
$
5.8
   
$
4.0
 
                 
Non-cash financing activities:
               
Treasury stock purchases settled after period end
 
$
   
$
0.3
 

See accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.


6


MINERALS TECHNOLOGIES INC. AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
(Unaudited)

   
Equity Attributable to Minerals Technologies Inc.
             
(millions of dollars)
 
Common
Stock
   
Additional
Paid-in
Capital
   
Retained
Earnings
   
Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Income (Loss)
   
Treasury
Stock
   
Non-controlling
Interests
   
Total
 
Balance as of December 31, 2018
 
$
4.9
   
$
431.9
   
$
1,769.1
   
$
(233.7
)
 
$
(618.7
)
 
$
31.8
   
$
1,385.3
 
                                                         
Net income
   
     
     
39.1
     
     
     
0.9
     
40.0
 
Other comprehensive income
   
     
     
     
1.9
     
     
0.5
     
2.4
 
Dividends declared
   
     
     
(1.7
)
   
     
     
     
(1.7
)
Dividends paid to non-controlling interests
   
     
     
     
     
     
(0.1
)
   
(0.1
)
Cumulative effect of accounting change
   
     
     
10.9
     
(10.9
)
   
     
     
 
Capital contribution from non-controlling interests
   
     
     
     
     
     
0.8
     
0.8
 
Issuance of shares pursuant to employee stock compensation plans
   
     
0.1
     
     
     
     
     
0.1
 
Stock-based compensation
   
     
0.6
     
     
     
     
     
0.6
 
Balance as of March 31, 2019
 
$
4.9
   
$
432.6
   
$
1,817.4
   
$
(242.7
)
 
$
(618.7
)
 
$
33.9
   
$
1,427.4
 

   
Equity Attributable to Minerals Technologies Inc.
             
(millions of dollars)
 
Common
Stock
   
Additional
Paid-in
Capital
   
Retained
Earnings
   
Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Income (Loss)
   
Treasury
Stock
   
Non-controlling
Interests
   
Total
 
Balance as of December 31, 2017
 
$
4.9
   
$
422.7
   
$
1,607.2
   
$
(186.1
)
 
$
(597.0
)
 
$
27.4
   
$
1,279.1
 
                                                         
Net income
   
     
     
39.9
     
     
     
1.2
     
41.1
 
Other comprehensive income
   
     
     
     
18.2
     
     
0.5
     
18.7
 
Dividends declared
   
     
     
(1.8
)
   
     
     
     
(1.8
)
Dividends paid to non-controlling interests
   
     
     
     
     
     
(0.2
)
   
(0.2
)
Issuance of shares pursuant to employee stock compensation plans
   
     
0.5
     
     
     
     
     
0.5
 
Purchase of common stock for treasury
   
     
     
     
     
(5.7
)
   
     
(5.7
)
Balance as of April 1, 2018
 
$
4.9
   
$
423.2
   
$
1,645.3
   
$
(167.9
)
 
$
(602.7
)
 
$
29.0
   
$
1,331.8
 

See Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements, which are an integral part of these statements.
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MINERALS TECHNOLOGIES INC. AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)

Note 1.  Basis of Presentation and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared by management of Minerals Technologies Inc. (the “Company”, “MTI”, “we”, or “us”) in accordance with the rules and regulations of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. Accordingly, certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles have been condensed or omitted. Therefore, these financial statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto contained in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018. In the opinion of management, all adjustments, consisting solely of normal recurring adjustments necessary for a fair presentation of the financial information for the periods indicated, have been included. The results for the three-month periods ended March 31, 2019 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the year ending December 31, 2019.

Company Operations

The Company is a resource- and technology-based company that develops, produces and markets worldwide a broad range of specialty mineral, mineral-based and synthetic mineral products and supporting systems and services.

The Company has four reportable segments: Performance Materials, Specialty Minerals, Refractories and Energy Services.

The Performance Materials segment is a leading global supplier of bentonite and bentonite-related products, chromite and leonardite. This segment also provides products for non-residential construction, environmental and infrastructure projects worldwide, serving customers engaged in a broad range of construction projects.

The Specialty Minerals segment produces and sells the synthetic mineral product precipitated calcium carbonate ("PCC") and processed mineral product quicklime ("lime"), and mines mineral ores then processes and sells natural mineral products, primarily limestone and talc.

The Refractories segment produces and markets monolithic and shaped refractory materials and specialty products, services and application and measurement equipment, and calcium metal and metallurgical wire products.

The Energy Services segment provides services to improve the production, costs, compliance, and environmental impact of activities performed in the oil and gas industry. This segment offers a range of patented and unpatented technologies, products and services to the upstream and downstream oil and gas sector throughout the world.

Use of Estimates

The Company employs accounting policies that are in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles and require management to make estimates and assumptions relating to the reporting of assets and liabilities and the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the consolidated financial statements and the reported amounts of revenue and expenses during the reported period. Significant estimates include those related to revenue recognition, valuation of long-lived assets, goodwill and other intangible assets, income taxes, including valuation allowances, and pension plan assumptions. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

Recently Issued Accounting Standards

Changes to accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (U.S. GAAP) are established by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) in the form of accounting standards updates (ASUs) to the FASB’s Accounting Standards Codification. The Company considers the applicability and impact of all ASUs. All recently issued ASUs were assessed and determined to be either not applicable or are expected to have minimal impact on our consolidated financial position and results of operations.

Recently Adopted Accounting Standards

On January 1, 2019, the Company adopted the provisions of ASU 2016-02, “Leases”, which requires lessees to recognize most leases on-balance sheet. The Company has adopted this new standard under the modified retrospective transition method, using the effective date as our date of initial application. As such, financial information and required disclosures will not be provided for dates prior to January 1, 2019.  The new standard provides a number of optional practical expedients in transition. We have elected the ‘package of practical expedients’, which permits us not to reassess under the new standard our prior conclusions about lease identification, lease classification and initial direct costs. The new standard also provides practical expedients for an entity’s ongoing accounting. We have elected the short-term lease recognition exemption for all leases that qualify. On adoption, we recognized additional operating liabilities of $61.4 million with corresponding right-of-use assets of $50.5 million based on the present value of the remaining lease payments under existing operating leases.  As of December 31, 2018, we had $10.9 million in deferred charges related to some of our real estate leases that were recorded against the right of use asset as part of the transition.  The adoption of this standard did not have a material impact on the Company's financial statements.
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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)

On January 1, 2019, the Company adopted the provisions of ASU 2018-02, “Reclassification of Certain Tax Effects from Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income”, which allows a reclassification from accumulated other comprehensive income to retained earnings for stranded tax effects resulting from the U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.  As a result, the Company reclassified $10.9 million from "Accumulated other comprehensive loss" to "Retained earnings" on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of March 31, 2019.


Note 2.  Leases

We determine if an arrangement is a lease at inception.  The Company has operating leases for premises, equipment, rail cars and automobiles.   Our leases have remaining lease terms of 1 year to 50 years, some of which may include options to extend the leases further. The Company considers these options in determining the lease term used to establish the right-of-use assets and lease liabilities.  As most of our leases do not provide an implicit rate, we use our incremental borrowing rate based upon the information available at commencement date, or as of implementation of ASC 842, in determining the present value of lease payments.

Leases with an initial term of 12 months or less are not recorded on the balance sheet. We recognize lease expense for these leases on a straight-line basis over the lease term. Certain lease agreements contain both lease and non-lease components. We account for lease components together with non-lease components.

Operating lease cost for the quarter ended March 31, 2019 was $4.1 million.  Components of lease cost of are as follows:

(millions of dollars)
 
Mar. 31, 2019
 
       
Operating lease cost
 
$
4.0
 
Short-term lease cost
 
$
0.1
 

Supplemental cash flow information and non-cash activity related to our operating leases are as follows:

(millions of dollars)
 
Mar. 31, 2019
 
       
Operating cash flows information:
     
Cash paid for amounts included in the measurement of lease liabilities
 
$
4.0
 
Non-cash activity:
       
Right-of-use assets obtained in the exchange for operating lease liabilities
 
$
0.2
 

 Weighted average remaining lease term, and weighted average discount rates related to the Company’s operating leases were as follows:

     
Weighted-average remaining operating lease term (in years)
 
7.87
Weighted-average operating leases discount rate
 
5.0%

The following table summarizes the Company's outstanding lease assets and liabilities and their classification on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet:

(millions of dollars)
Balance Sheet Classification
 
Mar. 31, 2019
 
         
Right-of-use asset
Other assets and deferred charges
 
$
47.4
 
Lease liability - current
Other current liabilities
   
12.3
 
Lease liability - non-current
Other non-current liabilities
   
46.1
 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
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Future minimum lease payments under the Company's operating leases as of March 31, 2019 were as follows:

(millions of dollars)
 
Mar. 31, 2019
 
       
For the remainder of 2019
 
$
11.5
 
2020
   
12.3
 
2021
   
9.0
 
2022
   
7.2
 
2023
   
5.9
 
Thereafter
   
25.3
 
Total future minimum lease payments
   
71.2
 
Less imputed interest
   
(13.0
)
Total
 
$
58.2
 

As of December 31, 2018, minimum lease payments under non-cancellable operating leases were expected to be as follows:

(millions of dollars)
 
Dec. 31, 2018
 
       
2019
 
$
17.3
 
2020
   
13.0
 
2021
   
9.5
 
2022
   
8.2
 
2023
   
7.0
 
Thereafter
   
24.8
 
Total
 
$
79.8
 

A summary of rent expense for the fiscal years ended December 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017 was as follows:

(millions of dollars)
 
Dec. 31, 2018
   
Dec. 31, 2017
 
             
Rent expense
 
$
19.5
   
$
19.3
 

The Company has certain arrangements under which we are the lessor.  Lease income associated with these leases is not material.

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
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Note 3.  Revenue from Contracts with Customers

The following table disaggregates our revenue by major source (product line) for the three-month periods ended March 31, 2019 and April 1, 2018:

(millions of dollars)
 
Three Months Ended
 
Net Sales
 
Mar. 31,
2019
   
Apr. 1,
2018
 
             
Metalcasting
 
$
73.2
   
$
79.2
 
Household, Personal Care & Specialty Products
   
74.9
     
48.7
 
Environmental Products
   
15.9
     
12.7
 
Building Materials
   
15.3
     
18.9
 
Basic Minerals
   
19.9
     
27.8
 
Performance Materials
   
199.2
     
187.3
 
                 
Paper PCC
   
91.5
     
97.0
 
Specialty PCC
   
18.1
     
17.0
 
Ground Calcium Carbonate
   
22.3
     
22.5
 
Talc
   
12.5
     
13.1
 
Specialty Minerals
   
144.4
     
149.6
 
                 
Refractory Products
   
62.0
     
62.3
 
Metallurgical Products
   
11.8
     
13.0
 
Refractories
   
73.8
     
75.3
 
                 
Energy Services
   
20.3
     
19.1
 
                 
Total
 
$
437.7
   
$
431.3
 

Note 4.  Business Combination

On April 30, 2018, the Company completed the acquisition of Sivomatic Holding B.V. (“Sivomatic”), a leading European supplier of premium pet litter products. Sivomatic is a vertically integrated manufacturer, with production facilities in the Netherlands, Austria and Turkey. With a leading position in premier clumping products, Sivomatic’s product portfolio spans the range of pet litter derived from bentonite, sourced predominantly from wholly-owned mines in Turkey. The results of Sivomatic are included in our Performance Materials segment. The acquisition was financed through a combination of cash on hand and borrowings under the Company’s credit facilities. The fair value of the total consideration transferred, net of cash acquired, was $122.5 million.

The acquisition has been accounted for using the acquisition method of accounting, which requires, among other things, that we recognize the assets acquired and liabilities assumed at their respective fair values as of the acquisition date. As of March 31, 2019, the purchase price allocation remains preliminary as the Company completes its assessment of property, mineral rights, certain reserves including environmental, legal and tax matters, obligations, intangible assets, taxes payable, impact of foreign exchange and deferred taxes, as well as complete our review of Sivomatic’s existing accounting policies.

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)

The following table summarizes the Company’s preliminary purchase price allocation for the Sivomatic acquisition as of March 31, 2019, as compared with the allocation previously reported on the Company's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018:

(millions of dollars)
 
Preliminary Allocation Previously Reported on Form 10-K as of December 31, 2018
   
Increase/
(Decrease)
   
Allocation as of March 31, 2019
 
                   
Accounts receivable
 
$
24.4
   
$
   
$
24.4
 
Inventories
   
15.6
     
     
15.6
 
Other current assets
   
0.6
     
     
0.6
 
Mineral rights
   
39.7
     
     
39.7
 
Property, plant and equipment
   
28.3
     
     
28.3
 
Goodwill
   
35.0
     
     
35.0
 
Intangible assets
   
26.4
     
     
26.4
 
     Total assets acquired
   
170.0
     
     
170.0
 
Current maturity of long-term debt
   
5.7
     
     
5.7
 
Accounts payable
   
9.0
     
     
9.0
 
Accrued expenses
   
5.6
     
     
5.6
 
Long-term debt
   
5.3
     
     
5.3
 
Non-current deferred tax liability
   
19.7
     
     
19.7
 
Other non-current liabilities
   
2.2
     
     
2.2
 
     Total liabilities assumed
   
47.5
     
     
47.5
 
Net assets acquired
 
$
122.5
   
$
   
$
122.5
 

The Company used the income, market, or cost approach (or a combination thereof) for the preliminary valuation, and used valuation inputs and analyses that were based on market participant assumptions. Market participants are considered to be buyers and sellers unrelated to the Company in the principal or most advantageous market for the asset or liability. For certain items, the carrying value was determined to be a reasonable approximation of fair value based on the information available.

Goodwill was calculated as the excess of the consideration transferred over the assets acquired and represents the estimated future economic benefits arising from other assets acquired that could not be individually identified and separately recognized. The allocation will be completed during the second quarter of 2019. Goodwill recognized as a result of this acquisition is not deductible for tax purposes.

In connection with the acquisition, the Company recorded an additional deferred tax liability of $18.8 million with a corresponding increase to goodwill. The increase in the deferred tax liability represents the tax effect of the difference between the estimated assigned fair value of the tangible and intangible assets and the tax basis of such assets.

Mineral rights were valued using discounted cash flow method. Property, plant and equipment were valued using the cost method adjusted for age and deterioration.

Intangible assets acquired mainly include tradenames and customer relationships. Both tradenames and customer relationships have an estimated useful life of approximately 20 years.

The Company did not present pro forma and other financial information for the Sivomatic acquisition, as this is not considered to be a material business combination.

Note 5.  Earnings per Share (EPS)

Basic earnings per share are based upon the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the period. Diluted earnings per share are based upon the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the period assuming the issuance of common shares for all potentially dilutive common shares outstanding.

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)

The following table sets forth the computation of basic and diluted earnings per share:

   
Three Months Ended
 
(in millions, except per share data)
 
Mar. 31,
2019
   
Apr. 1,
2018
 
             
Net income attributable to Minerals Technologies Inc.
 
$
39.1
   
$
39.9
 
                 
Weighted average shares outstanding
   
35.2
     
35.4
 
Dilutive effect of stock options and stock units
   
0.1
     
0.3
 
Weighted average shares outstanding, adjusted
   
35.3
     
35.7
 
                 
Basic earnings per share attributable to Minerals Technologies Inc.
 
$
1.11
   
$
1.13
 
                 
Diluted earnings per share attributable to Minerals Technologies Inc.
 
$
1.11
   
$
1.12
 

Options to purchase 748,754 shares and 362,443 shares of common stock for the three-month periods ended March 31, 2019 and April 1, 2018, respectively, were not included in the computation of diluted earnings per share because they were anti-dilutive, as the exercise prices of the options were greater than the average market price of the common shares.

Note 6.  Restructuring and Other Items, net

At March 31, 2019, the Company had $2.3 million included within accrued liabilities in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet for cash expenditures needed to satisfy remaining obligations under workforce reduction initiatives. The Company expects to pay these amounts by the end of 2019.

The following table is a reconciliation of our restructuring liability balance as of March 31, 2019:

(millions of dollars)
     
Restructuring liability, December 31, 2018
 
$
2.5
 
Cash payments
   
(0.2
)
Restructuring liability,  March 31, 2019
 
$
2.3
 

Note 7.  Income Taxes

Provision for taxes was $9.3 million during the three-month periods ended March 31, 2019 and April 1, 2018. The effective tax rate was 18.9% for the three-month periods ended March 31, 2019 and April 1, 2018.

As of March 31, 2019, the Company had approximately $17.0 million of total unrecognized income tax benefits. Included in this amount were a total of $13.3 million of unrecognized income tax benefits that, if recognized, would affect the Company’s effective tax rate. While it is expected that the amount of unrecognized tax benefits will change in the next 12 months, the Company does not expect the change to have a significant impact on the results of operations or the financial position of the Company.

The Company’s accounting policy is to recognize interest and penalties accrued relating to unrecognized income tax benefits as part of its provision for income taxes. The Company had a net increase of approximately $0.3 million during the three-months ended March 31, 2019 and had an accrued balance of $2.9 million and $1.8 million of interest and penalties as of March 31, 2019 and April 1, 2018, respectively.

The Company operates in multiple taxing jurisdictions, both within and outside the U.S. In certain situations, a taxing authority may challenge positions that the Company has adopted in its income tax filings. The Company, with a few exceptions (none of which are material), is no longer subject to income tax examinations by tax authorities for years prior to 2010.

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
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Note 8.  Inventories

The following is a summary of inventories by major category:

(millions of dollars)
 
Mar. 31,
2019
   
Dec. 31,
2018
 
             
Raw materials
 
$
102.8
   
$
93.4
 
Work-in-process
   
10.2
     
11.2
 
Finished goods
   
97.5
     
92.2
 
Packaging and supplies
   
43.9
     
42.4
 
Total inventories
 
$
254.4
   
$
239.2
 

Note 9.  Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets

Goodwill and other intangible assets with indefinite lives are not amortized, but instead are assessed for impairment, at least annually. The carrying amount of goodwill was $812.4 million as of March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018.

Intangible assets subject to amortization as of March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018 were as follows:

         
Mar. 31,
2019
   
Dec. 31,
2018
 
(millions of dollars)
 
Weighted Average
Useful Life
(Years)
   
Gross
Carrying
Amount
   
Accumulated
Amortization
   
Gross
Carrying
Amount
   
Accumulated
Amortization
 
                               
Tradenames
   
35
   
$
204.2
   
$
28.1
   
$
204.2
   
$
26.6
 
Technology
   
13
     
18.8
     
6.8
     
18.8
     
6.4
 
Patents
   
19
     
6.4
     
5.7
     
6.4
     
5.6
 
Customer relationships
   
22
     
26.5
     
3.5
     
26.5
     
3.2
 
     
32
   
$
255.9
   
$
44.1
   
$
255.9
   
$
41.8
 

The weighted average amortization period for acquired intangible assets subject to amortization is approximately 32 years. Estimated amortization expense is $7.0 million for the remainder of 2019, $36.7 million for 2020–2023 and $168.1 million thereafter.

Note 10.  Derivative Financial Instruments

As a multinational corporation with operations throughout the world, the Company is exposed to certain market risks. The Company uses a variety of practices to manage these market risks, including, when considered appropriate, derivative financial instruments. The Company's objective is to offset gains and losses resulting from interest rates and foreign currency exposures with gains and losses on the derivative contracts used to hedge them. The Company uses derivative financial instruments only for risk management and not for trading or speculative purposes.

By using derivative financial instruments to hedge exposures to changes in interest rates and foreign currencies, the Company exposes itself to credit risk and market risk. Credit risk is the risk that the counterparty will fail to perform under the terms of the derivative contract. When the fair value of a derivative contract is positive, the counterparty owes the Company, which creates credit risk for the Company. When the fair value of a derivative contract is negative, the Company owes the counterparty, and therefore, it does not face any credit risk. The Company minimizes the credit risk in derivative instruments by entering into transactions with major financial institutions.

Market risk is the adverse effect on the value of a financial instrument that results from a change in interest rates, currency exchange rates, or commodity prices. The market risk associated with interest rate and forward exchange contracts is managed by establishing and monitoring parameters that limit the types and degree of market risk that may be undertaken.

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)
Cash Flow Hedges

For derivative instruments that are designated and qualify as cash flow hedges, the Company records the effective portion of the gain or loss in accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) as a separate component of shareholders' equity. The Company subsequently reclassifies the effective portion of gain or loss into earnings in the period during which the hedged transaction is recognized in earnings.

The Company utilizes interest rate swaps to limit exposure to market fluctuations on floating-rate debt. In the second quarter of 2018, the Company entered into a floating to fixed interest rate swap for a notional amount of $150 million. The fair value of this swap is a liability of $4.1 million at March 31, 2019 and is recorded in other non-current liabilities on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet. In addition, in the second quarter of 2016, the Company entered into a floating to fixed interest rate swap with an initial aggregate notional amount of $300 million. The notional amount was $129 million at March 31, 2019. The fair value of this swap is an asset of $1.9 million at March 31, 2019 and is recorded in other assets and deferred charges on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet. These interest rate swaps are designated as cash flow hedges. As a result, the gains and losses associated with these interest rate swaps are recorded in accumulated other comprehensive income (loss).

Net Investment Hedges

For derivative instruments that are designated and qualify as net investment hedges, the Company records the effective portion of the gain or loss in accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) as a separate component of shareholders' equity.

To protect the value of our investments in our foreign operations against adverse changes in foreign currency exchange rates, the Company from time to time hedges a portion of our net investment in one or more of our foreign subsidiaries. During the second quarter of 2018, the Company entered into a cross currency rate swap with a total notional value of $150 million to exchange monthly fixed-rate interest payments in U.S. dollars for monthly fixed-rate interest rate payments in Euros. This contract matures in May 2023 and requires the exchange of Euros and U.S. dollar principal payments upon maturity. The fair value of this swap is an asset of $7.9 million at March 31, 2019 and is recorded in other assets and deferred charges on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet. Changes in the fair value of this financial instrument are recognized in accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) to offset the change in the carrying amount of the net investment being hedged. Amounts are reclassified out of accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) into earnings when the hedged net investment is either sold or substantially liquidated.

Assets and liabilities measured at fair value are based on one or more of three valuation techniques. The three valuation techniques are as follows:

Market approach - prices and other relevant information generated by market transactions involving identical or comparable assets or liabilities.
Cost approach - amount that would be required to replace the service capacity of an asset or replacement cost.
Income approach - techniques to convert future amounts to a single present amount based on market expectations, including present value techniques, option-pricing and other models.

The Company primarily applies the income approach for interest rate derivatives for recurring fair value measurements and attempts to utilize valuation techniques that maximize the use of observable inputs and minimize the use of unobservable inputs.

The fair value of our interest rate swaps and cross currency rate swap contracts are determined based on inputs that are readily available in public markets or can be derived from information available in publicly quoted markets and are categorized as Level 2.

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
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Note 11.  Long-Term Debt and Commitments

The following is a summary of long-term debt:

(millions of dollars)
 
Mar. 31,
2019
   
Dec. 31,
2018
 
             
Term Loan Facility-Variable Tranche due February 14, 2024, net of unamortized discount and deferred financing costs of $18.6 million and $19.4 million
 
$
639.4
   
$
638.6
 
Term Loan Facility- Fixed Tranche due May 9, 2021, net of unamortized discount and deferred financing costs of $0.3 million and $0.3 million
   
247.8
     
262.6
 
Netherlands Term Loan due 2020
   
2.8
     
3.4
 
Netherlands Term Loan due 2022
   
1.2
     
1.4
 
Japan Loan Facilities
   
4.9
     
5.1
 
Total
   
896.1
     
911.1
 
Less: Current maturities
   
2.7
     
3.3
 
Total long-term debt
 
$
893.4
   
$
907.8
 

On May 9, 2014, in connection with the acquisition of AMCOL International Corporation (“AMCOL”), the Company entered into a credit agreement providing for a $1.560 billion senior secured term loan facility (the “Term Facility”) and a $200 million senior secured revolving credit facility (the “Revolving Facility” and, together with the Term Facility, the “Facilities”).

On June 23, 2015, the Company entered into an amendment (the “First Amendment”) to the credit agreement to reprice the $1.378 billion then outstanding on the Term Facility. As amended, the Term Facility had a $1.078 billion floating rate tranche and a $300 million fixed rate tranche. On February 14, 2017, the Company entered into an amendment (the “Second Amendment”) to the credit agreement to reprice the $788 million floating rate tranche then outstanding, which extended the maturity and lowered the interest costs by 75 basis points. On April 18, 2018, the Company entered into an amendment (the “Third Amendment”) to the credit agreement to refinance the Revolving Facility. As amended, the Revolving Facility has been increased to $300 million in aggregate commitments. Following the amendments, the loans outstanding under the floating rate tranche of the Term Facility will mature on February 14, 2024, the loans outstanding under the fixed rate tranche of the Term Facility will mature on May 9, 2021 and the loans outstanding (if any) and commitments under the Revolving Facility will mature and terminate, as the case may be, on April 18, 2023. Loans under the floating rate tranche of the Term Facility bear interest at a rate equal to an adjusted LIBOR rate (subject to a floor of 0.75%) plus an applicable margin equal to 2.25% per annum. Loans under the fixed rate tranche of the Term Facility bear interest at a rate of 4.75%. Loans under the Revolving Facility bear interest at a rate equal to an adjusted LIBOR rate plus an applicable margin equal to 1.625% per annum. Such rates are subject to decrease by up to 25 basis points in the event that, and for so long as, the Company’s net leverage ratio (as defined in the credit agreement) is less than certain thresholds. The floating rate tranche of the Term Facility was issued at par and the fixed rate tranche of the Term Facility was issued at a 0.25% discount in connection with the First Amendment. The variable rate tranche of the Term Facility was issued at a 0.25% discount in connection with the Second Amendment. The variable rate tranche has a 1% required amortization per year. The Company will pay certain fees under the credit agreement, including customary annual administration fees. The obligations of the Company under the Facilities are unconditionally guaranteed jointly and severally by, subject to certain exceptions, all material domestic subsidiaries of the Company (the “Guarantors”) and secured, subject to certain exceptions, by a security interest in substantially all of the assets of the Company and the Guarantors.

During the first quarter of 2019, the Company repaid $15 million on its Term Facility.

The credit agreement contains certain customary affirmative and negative covenants that limit or restrict the ability of the Company and its restricted subsidiaries to enter into certain transactions or take certain actions. In addition, the credit agreement contains a financial covenant that requires the Company, if on the last day of any fiscal quarter loans or letters of credit were outstanding under the Revolving Facility (excluding up to $15 million of letters of credit), to maintain a maximum net leverage ratio (as defined in the credit agreement) of, initially, 5.25 to 1.00 for the four fiscal quarters preceding such day. Such maximum net leverage ratio requirement is subject to decrease during the duration of the facility to a minimum level (when applicable) of 3.50 to 1.00.  In connection with the Sivomatic acquisition, the Company incurred $113 million of short-term debt under the Revolving Facility. As of March 31, 2019, there were $100 million in outstanding loans and $10.2 million in letters of credit outstanding under the Revolving Facility. The Company is in compliance with all the covenants associated with the Revolving Facility as of the end of the period covered by this report.
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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)

As part of the Sivomatic acquisition, the Company assumed $10.7 million in long-term debt, recorded at fair value, consisting of two term loans, one of which matures in 2020 and the other of which matures in 2022. These loans carry an interest rate of Euribor plus 2.0% and have quarterly repayments. During the first quarter of 2019, the Company repaid $0.7 million on these loans.

The Company has a committed loan facility in Japan. As of March 31, 2019, $4.9 million was outstanding under this loan facility. Principal will be repaid in accordance with the payment schedule ending in 2021. The Company repaid $0.2 million on this facility during the first quarter of 2019.

As of March 31, 2019, the Company had $43.2 million in uncommitted short-term bank credit lines, of which approximately $4.7 million was in use.

Note 12.  Benefit Plans

The Company and its subsidiaries have pension plans covering the majority of eligible employees on a contributory or non-contributory basis. The Company also provides postretirement health care and life insurance benefits for the majority of its U.S. retired employees. Disclosures for the U.S. plans have been combined with those outside of the U.S. as the international plans do not have significantly different assumptions, and together represent less than 25% of our total benefit obligation.

Components of Net Periodic Benefit Cost

   
Pension Benefits
 
   
Three Months Ended
 
(millions of dollars)
 
Mar. 31,
2019
   
Apr. 1,
2018
 
             
Service cost
 
$
1.8
   
$
2.0
 
Interest cost
   
3.5
     
3.0
 
Expected return on plan assets
   
(4.6
)
   
(4.8
)
Amortization:
               
Prior service cost
   
0.1
     
0.2
 
Recognized net actuarial loss
   
2.3
     
2.7
 
Net periodic benefit cost
 
$
3.1
   
$
3.1
 

   
Other Benefits
 
   
Three Months Ended
 
(millions of dollars)
 
Mar. 31,
2019
   
Apr. 1,
2018
 
             
Service cost
 
$
   
$
0.1
 
Interest cost
   
0.1
     
0.1
 
Amortization:
               
Prior service cost
   
     
(0.3
)
Recognized net actuarial (gain)
   
(0.2
)
   
(0.2
)
Net periodic benefit cost
 
$
(0.1
)
 
$
(0.3
)

Amortization amounts of prior service costs and recognized net actuarial losses are recorded, net of tax, as increases to accumulated other comprehensive income.

The Company expects to contribute approximately $9.7 million to its pension plans and $0.3 million to its other postretirement benefit plans in 2019. As of March 31, 2019, approximately $1.4 million has been contributed to the pension plans and no contributions to the other postretirement benefit plans.

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MINERALS TECHNOLOGIES INC. AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)

Note 13.  Comprehensive Income

The following table summarizes the amounts reclassified out of accumulated other comprehensive loss attributable to the Company:

   
Three Months Ended
 
(millions of dollars)
 
Mar. 31,
2019
   
Apr. 1,
2018
 
             
Amortization of pension items:
           
Pre-tax amount
 
$
2.2
   
$
2.4
 
Tax
   
(0.6
)
   
(0.5
)
Net of tax
 
$
1.6
   
$
1.9
 

The pre-tax amounts in the table above are included within the components of net periodic pension benefit cost (see Note 12 to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements) and the tax amounts are included within the provision for taxes on income line within the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income.

The major components of accumulated other comprehensive loss, net of related tax, attributable to MTI are as follows:

(millions of dollars)
 
Foreign Currency
Translation Adjustment
   
Unrecognized
Pension Costs
   
Net Gain (Loss)
on Derivative Instruments
   
Total
 
                         
Balance as of December 31, 2018
 
$
(170.1
)
 
$
(69.7
)
 
$
6.1
   
$
(233.7
)
                                 
Other comprehensive loss before reclassifications
   
(1.0
)
   
     
1.3
     
0.3
 
Amounts reclassified from AOCI
   
     
1.6
     
     
1.6
 
Net current period other comprehensive income (loss)
   
(1.0
)
   
1.6
     
1.3
     
1.9
 
Cumulative effect of accounting change
   
     
(10.4
)
   
(0.5
)
   
(10.9
)
Balance as of March 31, 2019
 
$
(171.1
)
 
$
(78.5
)
 
$
6.9
   
$
(242.7
)

In January 2019, the Company adopted the provisions of ASU 2018-02, “Reclassification of Certain Tax Effects from Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income”, which allows a reclassification from accumulated other comprehensive income to retained earnings for stranded tax effects resulting from the U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.  As a result, the Company reclassified $10.9 million from "Accumulated other comprehensive loss" to "Retained earnings" on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet as of March 31, 2019.

Note 14.  Accounting for Asset Retirement Obligations

The Company records asset retirement obligations for situations in which the Company will be required to incur costs to retire tangible long-lived assets. The fair value of the liability for an asset retirement obligation is recognized in the period in which it is incurred if a reasonable estimate of fair value can be made.

The Company also records liabilities related to land reclamation as a part of asset retirement obligations. The Company mines various minerals using a surface mining process that requires the removal of overburden. In certain areas and under various governmental regulations, the Company is obligated to restore the land comprising each mining site to its original condition at the completion of the mining activity. The obligation is adjusted to reflect the passage of time, mining activities, and changes in estimated future cash outflows.

The following is a reconciliation of asset retirement obligations as of March 31, 2019:

(millions of dollars)
     
Asset retirement liability, December 31, 2018
 
$
23.4
 
Accretion expense
   
0.9
 
Payments
   
(0.7
)
Asset retirement liability, March 31, 2019
 
$
23.6
 
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MINERALS TECHNOLOGIES INC. AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)

The asset retirement costs are capitalized as part of the carrying amount of the associated asset. The current portion of the liability of approximately $0.4 million is included in other current liabilities and the long-term portion of the liability of approximately $23.2 million is included in other non-current liabilities in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet as of March 31, 2019.

Note 15.  Contingencies

The Company is party to a number of lawsuits arising in the normal course of our business.

Certain of the Company's subsidiaries are among numerous defendants in a number of cases seeking damages for exposure to silica or to asbestos containing materials. The Company currently has three pending silica cases and forty pending asbestos cases. To date, 1,493 silica cases and 57 asbestos cases have been dismissed, not including any lawsuits against AMCOL or American Colloid Company dismissed prior to our acquisition of AMCOL. Seven new asbestos cases were filed during the first quarter of 2019, and three additional asbestos cases were filed subsequent to the end of the quarter. No asbestos or silica cases were dismissed during the period. Most of these claims do not provide adequate information to assess their merits, the likelihood that the Company will be found liable, or the magnitude of such liability, if any. Additional claims of this nature may be made against the Company or its subsidiaries. At this time management anticipates that the amount of the Company's liability, if any, and the cost of defending such claims, will not have a material effect on its financial position or results of operations.

 The Company has settled only one silica lawsuit, for a nominal amount, and no asbestos lawsuits to date (not including any that may have been settled by AMCOL prior to completion of the acquisition). We are unable to state an amount or range of amounts claimed in any of the lawsuits because state court pleading practices do not require identifying the amount of the claimed damage. The aggregate cost to the Company for the legal defense of these cases since inception continues to be insignificant. The majority of the costs of defense for these cases, excluding cases against AMCOL or American Colloid, are reimbursed by Pfizer Inc. pursuant to the terms of certain agreements entered into in connection with the Company's initial public offering in 1992. The Company is entitled to indemnification, pursuant to agreement, for sales prior to the initial public offering. Of the 40 pending asbestos cases, 29 of the non-AMCOL cases are subject to indemnification, in whole or in part, because the plaintiffs claim liability based on sales of products that occurred either entirely before the initial public offering, or both before and after the initial public offering. In five of the seven remaining non-AMCOL cases, the plaintiffs have not alleged dates of exposure, and in the remaining two non-AMCOL cases, exposure is alleged to have been after the Company's initial public offering in 1992. The remaining four cases involve AMCOL only, so no Pfizer indemnity is available. Our experience has been that the Company is not liable to plaintiffs in any of these lawsuits and the Company does not expect to pay any settlements or jury verdicts in these lawsuits.

Environmental Matters

On April 9, 2003, the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection issued an administrative consent order relating to our Canaan, Connecticut, plant where both our Refractories segment and Specialty Minerals segment have operations. We agreed to the order, which includes provisions requiring investigation and remediation of contamination associated with historic use of polychlorinated biphenyls ("PCBs") and mercury at a portion of the site. We have completed the required investigations and submitted several reports characterizing the contamination and assessing site-specific risks. We are awaiting regulators’ approval of the risk assessment report, which will form the basis for a proposal by the Company concerning eventual remediation.

We believe that the most likely form of overall site remediation will be to leave the existing contamination in place (with some limited soil removal), encapsulate it, and monitor the effectiveness of the encapsulation. We anticipate that a substantial portion of the remediation cost will be borne by the United States based on its involvement at the site from 1942 – 1964, as historic documentation indicates that PCBs and mercury were first used at the facility at a time of U.S. government ownership for production of materials needed by the military. Pursuant to a Consent Decree entered on October 24, 2014, the United States paid the Company $2.3 million in the 4th quarter of 2014 to resolve the Company’s claim for response costs for investigation and initial remediation activities at this facility through October 24, 2014. Contribution by the United States to any future costs of investigation or additional remediation has, by agreement, been left unresolved. Though the cost of the likely remediation remains uncertain pending completion of the phased remediation decision process, we have estimated that the Company’s share of the cost of the encapsulation and limited soil removal described above would approximate $0.4 million, which has been accrued as of March 31, 2019.

The Company is evaluating options for upgrading the wastewater treatment facilities at its Adams, Massachusetts plant. This work has been undertaken pursuant to an administrative Consent Order originally issued by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (“DEP”) on June 18, 2002. This order was amended on June 1, 2009 and on June 2, 2010. The amended Order includes the investigation by January 1, 2022 of options for ensuring that the facility's wastewater treatment ponds will not result in unpermitted discharge to groundwater. Additional requirements of the amendment include the submittal by July 1, 2022 of a plan for closure of a historic lime solids disposal area. Preliminary engineering reviews completed in 2005 indicate that the estimated cost of wastewater treatment upgrades to operate this facility beyond 2024 may be between $6 million and $8 million. The Company estimates that the remaining remediation costs would approximate $0.4 million, which has been accrued as of March 31, 2019.

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MINERALS TECHNOLOGIES INC. AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)

The Company and its subsidiaries are not party to any other material pending legal proceedings, other than routine litigation incidental to their businesses.

Note 16.  Segment and Related Information

On a regular basis, the Company reviews its segments and the approach used by the chief operating decision maker to assess performance and allocate resources. The Company has four reportable segments: Performance Materials, Specialty Minerals, Refractories and Energy Services. See Note 1 to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements. Segment information for the three-month periods ended March 31, 2019 and April 1, 2018  is as follows:

   
Three Months Ended
 
(millions of dollars)
 
Mar. 31,
2019
   
Apr. 1,
2018
 
             
Net Sales
           
Performance Materials
 
$
199.2
   
$
187.3
 
Specialty Minerals
   
144.4
     
149.6
 
Refractories
   
73.8
     
75.3
 
Energy Services
   
20.3
     
19.1
 
Total
 
$
437.7
   
$
431.3
 
                 
Income from Operations
               
Performance Materials
 
$
26.3
   
$
26.2
 
Specialty Minerals
   
22.0
     
24.1
 
Refractories
   
12.1
     
12.8
 
Energy Services
   
2.4
     
1.5
 
Total
 
$
62.8
   
$
64.6
 

A reconciliation of the totals reported for the operating segments to the applicable line items in the condensed consolidated financial statements is as follows:

   
Three Months Ended
 
(millions of dollars)
 
Mar. 31,
2019
   
Apr. 1,
2018
 
             
Income from operations for reportable segments
 
$
62.8
   
$
64.6
 
Acquisition related transaction and integration costs
   
     
(0.4
)
Unallocated corporate expenses
   
(0.8
)
   
(1.6
)
Consolidated income from operations
   
62.0
     
62.6
 
Non-operating deductions, net
   
(12.8
)
   
(13.4
)
Income from operations before tax and equity in earnings
 
$
49.2
   
$
49.2
 

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MINERALS TECHNOLOGIES INC. AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)

The Company's sales by product category are as follows:

   
Three Months Ended
 
(millions of dollars)
 
Mar. 31,
2019
   
Apr. 1,
2018
 
             
Metalcasting
 
$
73.2
   
$
79.2
 
Household, Personal Care & Specialty Products
   
74.9
     
48.7
 
Environmental Products
   
15.9
     
12.7
 
Building Materials
   
15.3
     
18.9
 
Basic Minerals
   
19.9
     
27.8
 
Paper PCC
   
91.5
     
97.0
 
Specialty PCC
   
18.1
     
17.0
 
Ground Calcium Carbonate
   
22.3
     
22.5
 
Talc
   
12.5
     
13.1
 
Refractory Products
   
62.0
     
62.3
 
Metallurgical Products
   
11.8
     
13.0
 
Energy Services
   
20.3
     
19.1
 
Total
 
$
437.7
   
$
431.3
 

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REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

To the Shareholders and Board of Directors
Minerals Technologies Inc.:

Results of Review of Interim Financial Information

We have reviewed the condensed consolidated balance sheet of Minerals Technologies Inc. and subsidiaries (the Company) as of March 31, 2019, the related condensed consolidated statements of income and comprehensive income for the three-month periods ended March 31, 2019 and April 1, 2018, the related condensed consolidated statements of shareholders' equity and cash flows for the three-month periods ended March 31, 2019 and April 1, 2018, and the related notes (collectively, the consolidated interim financial information). Based on our reviews, we are not aware of any material modifications that should be made to the consolidated interim financial information for it to be in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles.

We have previously audited, in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States) (PCAOB), the consolidated balance sheet of the Company as of December 31, 2018, and the related consolidated statements of income and comprehensive income, shareholders’ equity, and cash flows for the year then ended (not presented herein); and in our report dated February 15, 2019, we expressed an unqualified opinion on those consolidated financial statements. In our opinion, the information set forth in the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheet as of December 31, 2018, is fairly stated, in all material respects, in relation to the consolidated balance sheet from which it has been derived.

Basis for Review Results

This consolidated interim financial information is the responsibility of the Company’s management. We are a public accounting firm registered with the PCAOB and are required to be independent with respect to the Company in accordance with the U.S. federal securities laws and the applicable rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the PCAOB.

We conducted our reviews in accordance with the standards of the PCAOB. A review of consolidated interim financial information consists principally of applying analytical procedures and making inquiries of persons responsible for financial and accounting matters. It is substantially less in scope than an audit conducted in accordance with the standards of the PCAOB, the objective of which is the expression of an opinion regarding the financial statements taken as a whole. Accordingly, we do not express such an opinion.

/s/ KPMG LLP

New York, New York
May 3, 2019

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ITEM 2.  Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

Executive Summary

In the first quarter of 2019, the Company continued to advance the execution of its growth strategies of geographic expansion and new product innovation and development with a focus on operational excellence and productivity improvements. Consolidated sales for the first quarter of 2019 were $437.7 million, as compared with $431.3 million in the prior year. Income from operations was $62.0 million and represented 14.2% of sales, as compared with $62.6 million and 14.5% of sales in the prior year. Net income was $39.1 million, as compared to $39.9 million in the first quarter of 2018.

Diluted earnings in the first quarter ended March 31, 2019 were $1.11 per share compared with $1.12 per share in 2018.

Our balance sheet continues to be strong. Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments were $207.0 million as of March 31, 2019. We repaid $16 million of our debt in the first quarter of 2019. Our intention continues to be to maintain a balanced approach to capital deployment, by using excess cash flow for investments in growth, debt reduction and selective share repurchases.

Outlook

Looking forward, we remain cautious about the state of the global economy and the impact it will have on our product lines.

The Company will continue to focus on innovation and new product development and other opportunities for sales growth in 2019 from its existing businesses, as follows:

Increase our presence and gain penetration of our bentonite-based foundry customers for the Metalcasting industry in emerging markets, such as China and India.
Increase our presence and market share in global pet care products, particularly in emerging markets.
Deploy new products in pet care such as lightweight litter.
Increase our presence and market share in Asia and in the global powdered detergent market.
Continue the development of our proprietary Enersol® products for agricultural applications worldwide.
Pursue opportunities for our products in environmental and building and construction markets in the Middle East, Asia Pacific and South America regions.
Increase our presence and market share for geosynthetic clay liners within the Environmental Products product line.
Develop multiple high-filler technologies under the FulFill® platform of products, to increase the fill rate in freesheet paper and continue to progress with commercial discussions and full-scale paper machine trials.
Develop products and processes for waste management and recycling opportunities to reduce the environmental impact of the paper mill, reduce energy consumption and improve the sustainability of the papermaking process, including our NewYield® and ENVIROFIL® products.
Further penetration into the packaging segment of the paper industry.
Increase our sales of PCC for paper by further penetration of the markets for paper filling at both freesheet and groundwood mills, particularly in emerging markets.
Expand the Company's PCC coating product line using the satellite model.
Promote the Company's expertise in crystal engineering, especially in helping papermakers customize PCC morphologies for specific paper applications.
Expand PCC produced for paper filling applications by working with industry partners to develop new methods to increase the ratio of PCC for fiber substitutions.
Develop unique calcium carbonate and talc products used in the manufacture of novel biopolymers, a new market opportunity.
Deploy new talc and GCC products in paint, coating and packaging applications.
Deploy value-added formulations of refractory materials that not only reduce costs but improve performance.
Deploy our laser measurement technologies into new applications.
Expand our refractory maintenance model to other steel makers globally.
Increase our presence and market penetration in offshore produced water and offshore filtration and well testing within the Energy Services segment.
Deploy operational excellence principles into all aspects of the organization, including system infrastructure and lean principles.
Continue to explore selective acquisitions to fit our core competencies in minerals and fine particle technology.


However, there can be no assurance that we will achieve success in implementing any one or more of these opportunities.

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Results of Operations

Three months ended March 31, 2019 as compared with three months ended April 1, 2018

Consolidated Income Statement Review

   
Three Months Ended
       
 (millions of dollars)
 
Mar. 31,
2019
   
Apr. 1,
2018
   
%
Growth
 
             
Net sales
 
$
437.7
   
$
431.3
     
1
%
Cost of sales
   
328.0
     
317.8
     
3
%
Production margin
   
109.7
     
113.5
     
(3
)%
Production margin %
   
25.1
%
   
26.3
%
       
                         
Marketing and administrative expenses
   
42.9
     
44.4
     
(3
)%
Research and development expenses
   
4.8
     
6.1
     
(21
)%
Acquisition related transaction and integration costs
   
     
0.4
     
(100
)%
                         
Income from operations
   
62.0
     
62.6
     
(1
)%
Operating margin %
   
14.2
%
   
14.5
%
       
                         
Interest expense, net
   
(11.4
)
   
(10.7
)
   
7
%
Other non-operating deductions, net
   
(1.4
)
   
(2.7
)
   
(48
)%
Total non-operating deductions, net
   
(12.8
)
   
(13.4
)
   
(4
)%
                         
Income from operations before tax and equity in earnings
   
49.2
     
49.2
     
 
Provision for taxes on income
   
9.3
     
9.3
     
 
Effective tax rate
   
18.9
%
   
18.9
%
       
                         
Equity in earnings of affiliates, net of tax
   
0.1
     
1.2
     
(92
)%
                         
Net income
   
40.0
     
41.1
     
(3
)%
                         
Net income attributable to non-controlling interests
   
0.9
     
1.2