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Frankly and this Site make no warranties or representations in connection therewith. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ Fourth quarter of $1.36 billion compared to $1.34 billion for Q4 2016 of $189 million compared to $72 million in Q4 2016. of $168 million, an increase of 20% from $140 million in Q4 2016 Strong performance in Q4 driven by recovery of the potash market and reduction in GA Annual of $5.42 billion compared to $5.36 billion for 2016 Annual operating income of $629 million compared to operating loss of $3 million for 2016. Adjusted operating profit increased by 12% to $652 million despite challenging commodity businesses environment Completion of water desalination company divestment and cash flow generation fueled $231 million reduction in net debt. Further reduction expected by mid 2018 after additional divestments are completed ICL(NYSE: ICL) (TASE: ICL), a leading global specialty minerals and specialty chemicals company, today reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2017. for the fourth quarter were $ million compared to $ million for the comparable period in 2016. ICLs for 2017 were $5.42 billion compared to $5.36 billion for 2016. The Company reported operating income of $189 million compared to $72 million for the fourth quarter of 2016, an increase of 160%. increased to $168 million from $140 million in the prior year quarter, an increase of 20%, supported by the recovery of the potash market and a reduction in GA. Due to ICLs balanced business structure, strong potash results in the fourth quarter compensated for off season results. Adjusted EBITDA for the fourth quarter was $276 million compared to $264 million in the prior year quarter. for 2017 increased to $629 million compared to an operating loss of $3 million in 2016. in 2017 increased by 12% to $652 million, supported by higher potash prices and the strong performance of ICLs and business lines, as well as a reduction in GA expenses. The Company recorded increased and operating margins in 2017, despite internal and external challenges that included continuing pressure on phosphate fertilizer prices and a short term increase in production costs at ICLs UK and Spanish operations as the Company worked to optimize its mineral assets. ICLs results were also impacted by reduced dairy protein at ICL and the short term slowdown in production at ICL Rotems phosphate operation in , resulting from the spill at one of its phospho gypsum ponds. However, the execution of prudent capital allocation and successful divestments contributed to the Companys solid financial position. By focusing on its core mineral chains, ICLs strategy is designed to improve the competitive position of its mineral assets and grow its specialty businesses. (See “ICLs Strategic Direction” below.)ICLs Acting CEO, Asher Grinbaum, stated, “I am proud to report that ICL demonstrated achievements across many financial parameters in 2017 in , operating margins, net profit, free cash flow and net debt. In addition to increasing our financial stability during 2017 by controlling CapEx, optimizing working capital and reducing our GA expenses, we significantly reduced losses at our YPH JV in , successfully continued our process of divesting from low synergy assets, including ICLs holdings in IDE Technologies and our fire safety and oil additives businesses, for an aggregate $1.2 billion. We also grew our Specialty Fertilizer business despite commodity headwinds and accelerated the transfer of production at ICL UK from potash to Polysulphate, growing Polysulphate by around 50%. In addition, we entered into a long term, beneficial agreement for the supply of natural gas to power our based facilities. A major overhang on our shares was also removed following Potash Corps sale of its entire stake in ICL in January 2018. Our ongoing efforts to strengthen ICLs financial position and to balance our specialties and commodities businesses, combined with our unique mineral assets and value chain, unparalleled global production and logistics platform and dedicated and talented 13,000 employees, position ICL well to achieve further growth and increased value in 2018 and the years ahead”.ICLs Chairman, Mr. Johanan Locker, stated, “ICLs results in 2017 demonstrate managements successful execution of the Boards strategic direction. ICL has successfully divested low synergy assets which have helped to reduce debt, enhance financial stability and create additional resources for future growth. Looking forward, ICL will focus on its core businesses aiming to further strengthen the competitiveness of its existing mineral assets while expanding our specialty businesses. In addition, ICL will combine its capabilities in the agriculture market with the growing use of precision agriculture, to significantly expand its specialty solutions portfolio to this market. 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Discount mulberry mulberry Outlet ‘Stargate Atlantis’ hits the jackpot in ‘Vegas’
For a while now, I’ve been saying that the “Stargate” TV franchise has been pretty stale. It’s not that “Atlantis” (or the latter years of “Stargate SG 1,” for that matter) couldn’t supply a solid hour of entertainment on a regular basis. But too often, “Atlantis” settled for fairly rote stories, to the point where I’d sit there wondering, “Is this a repeat? I feel like I’ve seen this episode before.” (My gripes were laid out in more details in this piece. That post also has news about “Stargate Atlantis,” the franchise’s latest spinoff, which premieres in the summer and stars Robert Carlyle). Central Time on Sci Fi. It is a repeat (the episode first aired last week), but it’s delightful.
What if, instead of fighting the evil Wraith in various galaxies,
John Shepperd had ended up as a burnt out detective in Las Vegas? What if Rodney McKay had ended up as a smooth fixer for a secretive government agency instead of a nerdy scientist? It’s the old alternative universe premise, but the whole enterprise is done in an engaging and fun way. There’s a bit of inside humor for longtime fans of the ‘Gate, an intriguing Wraith story line and even an entertaining appearance by a couple of “Sopranos” actors.
All in all, it’s one of the best episodes “Atlantis” has ever done.
The series finale, however, feels a little more bleh (that’s a combination of “blah” and “meh,” in case you were wondering). There are wormholes and crises and nuclear bombs and murderous Wraith and an appearance by Samantha Carter (the always pleasing Amanda Tapping). Teyla gets little or nothing to do, a ship’s shields fail (as they so often do) and Rodney spouts technobabble. It’s a compendium of elements we’ve seen on the show dozens of times. It’s a competent end to “Atlantis,” but it’s not much more than that.
But “Atlantis” fans who may have fallen away from the franchise should check out “Vegas,” if they have time during this busy TV season (“Flashpoint,” “Monk” and “Psych” all return Friday as well. For more on “Psych’s” return, look here).
I miss new weekly Stargate Atlantis episodes. Many thanks to everyone who worked on the series for five years of terrific Friday night scifi entertainment.
I LOVED Vegas. It was an awesome episode. And I also LOVED Enemy at the Gate it may not be as inventive as Vegas was, but it ended the series 1) not balancing as a cliff hanger, 2) may possibly have included a hint to the “gimmick” at the heart of Stargate: Universe; 3) also had its share of inside tips of the hat to SGA longtime fan base with guest characters and references to the show history.
January 09, 2009 at 02:06 PM
I been a fan of “Atlantis,” but not a particularly enthusiastic one. As in the original “Stargate” series, the characters spent way too much time walking around in Earthlike forests and hobnobbing in rustic, boring villages. The Wraith were pretty dang stylish, though.
“Vegas” was really fun to watch. I loved how both Shepperds had the same Johnny Cash poster, and how the poker scenes featured an actual poker pro (Todd Brunson, though he spoke not a word). But then yeah, the series finale was more whimper than bang. Letting Ronon stay dead would have made things more dramatic (not to mention that now I have to worry about him showing up in the new series; I had enough Ronon).
Despite the series flaws, I looking forward to “Stargate: Universe” and hoping they find a way to bring back Rodney McKay and Sam Carter (Amanda Tapping deserves better than “Sanctuary”).
Mark Dodge Medlin
January 12, 2009 at 12:00 PM
Yeah, your review sorta nailed it on the head. I didn find the episode (and I a die hard SGA fan) but it was good. I mean, after seeing what they did with their 100th episode in SG1, and the series finale there, we got a pretty decent one. However, there some plot holes. I mean, in the entire time we watched the series, has a wraith ever had a knife? Let alone used one? Nope.
I do vote that “Vegas” was the better of the two.
And yeah, poor Teyla, didn get to do much (and where her kid and significant other at the end of the episode)???
January 12, 2009 at 12:00 PM
NO NO NO NO NO NO NO! Not putting the hate on Amanda Tapping or David Hewlett (though I throw Rodney out the nearest airlock in a heartbeat), but I bowing out on Universe the moment it resorts to cross over stunt casting. (OK, you get one fan service cameo in the pilot, and that it.)
As I said back when the show was announced, the franchise is suffering from serious creative fatigue. If the new show is going to work at all, it really needs to be the SG equivalent of Space Nine (which satisfyingly deconstructed some of Star Trek most hallowed clichs) rather than (the most efficient recycling scheme in SF TV).
January 13, 2009 at 02:24 PM
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