Calumet Reports Drop in Sales


Calumet Reports Drop in Sales

Calumet Specialty Products Partners L.P. reported decreased base oil and process oil sales revenue for the quarter ended March 31, while Perimeter Solutions enjoyed a surge in specialty products profit and net sales.


Calumet reported base oil and process oil sales revenue of $189.7 million in the quarter, a 12% decline compared to $215.2 million in the same period last year, according to its quarterly earnings filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Production of those products reached 11,187 barrels in the first quarter, a 9% rise from 10,297 barrels.  

Total performance brands sales which represents packaged and synthetic specialty products at the Royal Purple, Bel-Ray and Calumet Packaging facilities – increased 1% to $79.7 million in the quarter. Total performance brands sales volume rose 13% to 144,000 barrels, compared to 127,000 barrels. Performance brands production declined 18% to 1,583 barrels in the quarter, compared to 1,931 barrels.

Overall, Calumet reported a $41.6 million net loss for the quarter ended March 31, compared to $18.6 million net income in the same three months of 2023.

Perimeter Solutions

Perimeter Solution’s specialty products segment – formerly known as oil additives – reported adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization surged 91% to $12.4 million, improving from $6.5 million.

“The increase was primarily due to higher net sales offset by higher cost of goods sold and operating expenses,” Perimeter said in its earnings filings with the SEC.

Specialty products net sales for the quarter jumped 35% to $33.9 million, compared to $25.1 million. In its earnings SEC filing, Perimeter noted that of the $8.8 million increase in net sales in the Specialty Products segment, $7.5 million was in the Americas and $1.3 million was in Europe.

“The growth in Specialty Products sales reflects an increase in purchases by our lubricant additives customers,” Perimeter stated in the SEC filing. “The company continues to monitor the inventory rationalization activities in its key end markets.”

Perimeter’s specialty products business manufactures and sells phosphorus pentasulfide, which is mainly used in preparation of lubricant additives, including zinc dialkyldithiophosphates that provide anti-wear protection to engine components. The company manufactures the chemical at plants in Sauget, Illinois, and Hurth, Germany.

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