Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2020
Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]  


The global outbreak of COVID-19 presents various global risks. The full impact of the outbreak continues to evolve as of the date of this report. The COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on our business, results of operations, financial position and liquidity for the second quarter of 2020. In the second quarter we saw reduced demand in certain end markets (in particular, durable consumer goods), which we attribute to the economic slowdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. This weakened demand in certain end markets is likely to continue in the near-term and may continue for the remainder of 2020 and into 2021. Given the daily evolution of the COVID-19 outbreak and the global responses to curb its spread, the Company is not able to estimate the effects, if any, on its results of operations, financial condition, or liquidity for fiscal year 2020 or 2021.


On October 24, 2010, we executed a limited guarantee in favor of the Saudi Industrial Development Fund ("SIDF") whereby we agreed to guaranty up to 41% of the SIDF loan (the "Loan") to AMAK. As a condition of the Loan, SIDF required all stockholders of AMAK to execute personal or corporate guarantees. The Loan was necessary to continue construction of the AMAK facilities and provide working capital needs. We received no consideration in connection with extending the guarantee and did so to maintain and enhance the value of our investment. On July 8, 2018, the Loan was amended to adjust the repayment schedule and extend the repayment terms through April 2024. Under the new payment terms the current amount due in 2020 is SAR 50.0 million (US$13.3 million). In connection with the First Closing discussed in Note 5, our portion of the loan guarantee was effectively reduced to 33.1% or approximately SAR 95.7 million (US$24.3 million). The total amount outstanding on the Loan at June 30, 2020 was SAR 275.0 million (US$77.3 million). The Purchase Agreement described in Note 5 includes the release of the Company's entire guarantee in connection with the Share Sale. See additional discussion in Note 5.

Operating Lease Commitments

See Note 8 for discussion on lease commitments.


The Company is periodically named in legal actions arising from normal business activities. We evaluate the merits of these actions and, if we determine that an unfavorable outcome is probable and can be reasonably estimated, we will establish the necessary reserves. We are not currently involved in legal proceedings that could reasonably be expected to have a material adverse effect on our business, prospects, financial condition or results of operations. We may become involved in material legal proceedings in the future.

Supplier Agreements

In accordance with our supplier agreements, on a recurring monthly basis, the Company commits to purchasing a determined volume of feedstock in anticipation of upcoming requirements. Feedstock purchases are invoiced and recorded when they are
delivered. As of June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, the value of the remaining undelivered feedstock approximated $2.7 million and $3.5 million, respectively.

From time to time, we may incur shortfall fees due to feedstock purchases being below the minimum amounts prescribed by our agreements with our suppliers. Shortfall fee expenses were approximately $0.6 million and $0.1 million for the three months and $1.0 million and $0.7 million for the six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively.

Environmental Remediation

Amounts charged to expense for various activities related to environmental monitoring, compliance, and improvements were approximately $0.3 million and $0.2 million for the three months and $0.5 million and $0.4 million for the six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively.