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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 September 30, 2020
or
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 001-03970
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HARSCO CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter) 
Delaware23-1483991
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)(I.R.S. employer identification number)
350 Poplar Church Road, Camp Hill,Pennsylvania17011
(Address of principal executive offices)(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code  717-763-7064 
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common stock, par value $1.25 per shareHSCNew 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 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 an 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.
Large accelerated filer
 
Accelerated filer
Non-accelerated filer
 
(Do not check if a smaller reporting company) 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 
Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the registrant’s classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date.
Class 
Outstanding at October 31, 2020
Common stock, par value $1.25 per share 78,916,106


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HARSCO CORPORATION
FORM 10-Q
INDEX
 
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Glossary of Defined Terms

Unless the context requires otherwise, "Harsco," the "Company," "we," "our," or "us" refers to Harsco Corporation on a consolidated basis. The Company also uses several other terms in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, which are further defined below:

TermDescription
AOCIAccumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)
AXCThe former Harsco Industrial Air-X-Changers business
CARES ActCoronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act
CCIRsCross-currency interest rate swaps
Clean EarthCEHI Acquisition Corporation and Subsidiaries
COVID-19The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic
Credit AgreementCredit Agreement governing the Senior Secured Credit Facilities
DEAUnited States Drug Enforcement Agency
DTSCCalifornia Department of Toxic Substances Control
EBITDAEarnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization
ESOLStericycle Environmental Solutions business
FASBFinancial Accounting Standards Board
IBORsInterbank offered rates
ICMSType of value-added tax in Brazil
IKGThe former Harsco Industrial IKG business
ISDAInternational Swaps and Derivatives Association
LIBORLondon Interbank Offered Rates
New Term Loan$280 million term loan raised in March 2020 under the Senior Secured Credit Facilities, maturing on June 28, 2024
Notes5.75% Notes due July 31, 2027
OCIOther Comprehensive Income (Loss)
Original Term LoanTerm loan issued under the Senior Secured Credit Facilities, maturing on December 8, 2024
PA DEPPennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
PKThe former Harsco Industrial Patterson-Kelley business
Revolving Credit FacilityMulti-year revolving credit facility under the Senior Secured Credit Facility, with a facility limit of $700 million
ROURight of use
SBBFederal railway system of Switzerland
SCESupreme Council for Environment in Bahrain
SECSecurities and Exchange Commission
Senior Secured Credit FacilitiesPrimary source of borrowings comprised of the Revolving Credit Facility, Original Term Loan and New Term Loan
SPRAState Revenue Authorities from the State of São Paulo, Brazil
TSDFTreatment, storage, and disposal facility permits issued under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
U.S. GAAPAccounting principles generally accepted in the U.S.
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PART I — FINANCIAL INFORMATION

ITEM 1.      FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

HARSCO CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (Unaudited)
(In thousands)September 30
2020
December 31
2019
ASSETS  
Current assets:  
Cash and cash equivalents$83,859 $57,259 
Restricted cash2,283 2,473 
Trade accounts receivable, net400,994 309,990 
Other receivables38,325 21,265 
Inventories170,037 156,991 
Current portion of contract assets53,256 31,166 
Current portion of assets held-for-sale 22,093 
Other current assets66,219 51,575 
Total current assets814,973 652,812 
Property, plant and equipment, net640,887 561,786 
Right-of-use assets, net96,800 52,065 
Goodwill881,911 738,369 
Intangible assets, net443,682 299,082 
Deferred income tax assets11,871 14,288 
Assets held-for-sale 32,029 
Other assets55,365 17,036 
Total assets$2,945,489 $2,367,467 
LIABILITIES  
Current liabilities:  
Short-term borrowings$10,246 $3,647 
Current maturities of long-term debt2,753 2,666 
Accounts payable230,948 176,755 
Accrued compensation41,320 37,992 
Income taxes payable3,872 18,692 
Insurance liabilities11,589 10,140 
Current portion of advances on contracts42,763 53,906 
Current portion of operating lease liabilities26,577 12,544 
Current portion of liabilities of assets held-for-sale 11,344 
Other current liabilities169,898 137,208 
Total current liabilities539,966 464,894 
Long-term debt1,246,395 775,498 
Insurance liabilities16,267 18,515 
Retirement plan liabilities151,230 189,954 
Advances on contracts43,273 6,408 
Operating lease liabilities67,995 36,974 
Liabilities of assets held-for-sale 12,152 
Environmental liabilities29,747 5,600 
Deferred tax liabilities43,178 24,242 
Other liabilities41,024 43,571 
Total liabilities2,179,075 1,577,808 
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(In thousands)September 30
2020
December 31
2019
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
HARSCO CORPORATION STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY  
Preferred stock  
Common stock144,268 143,400 
Additional paid-in capital206,113 200,595 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss(597,052)(587,622)
Retained earnings1,804,061 1,824,100 
Treasury stock(843,098)(838,893)
Total Harsco Corporation stockholders’ equity714,292 741,580 
Noncontrolling interests52,122 48,079 
Total equity766,414 789,659 
Total liabilities and equity$2,945,489 $2,367,467 

See accompanying notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.
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HARSCO CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (Unaudited)
Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
 September 30September 30
(In thousands, except per share amounts)2020201920202019
Revenues from continuing operations:  
Service revenues$384,279 $316,667 $1,021,196 $784,190 
Product revenues125,119 106,488 334,324 319,765 
Total revenues509,398 423,155 1,355,520 1,103,955 
Costs and expenses from continuing operations:  
Cost of services sold313,136 239,519 835,277 608,230 
Cost of products sold99,043 71,970 257,512 220,634 
Selling, general and administrative expenses87,954 63,197 241,224 187,104 
Research and development expenses568 1,341 2,620 3,210 
Other expenses, net3,633 383 9,074 409 
Total costs and expenses504,334 376,410 1,345,707 1,019,587 
Operating income from continuing operations5,064 46,745 9,813 84,368 
Interest income604 445 1,613 1,569 
Interest expense(15,794)(12,819)(43,396)(24,429)
Unused debt commitment and amendment fees (158)(1,920)(7,593)
Defined benefit pension income (expense) 1,859 (1,356)5,171 (4,166)
Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes and equity income(8,267)32,857 (28,719)49,749 
Income tax benefit (expense)1,654 (12,601)4,640 (17,814)
Equity income of unconsolidated entities, net9 81 176 151 
Income (loss) from continuing operations(6,604)20,337 (23,903)32,086 
Discontinued operations:  
Gain on sale of discontinued business 527,980 18,371 527,980 
Income (loss) from discontinued businesses(1,531)272 (1,232)23,958 
Income tax expense related to discontinued businesses(204)(110,732)(9,803)(112,701)
Income (loss) from discontinued operations(1,735)417,520 7,336 439,237 
Net income (loss)(8,339)437,857 (16,567)471,323 
Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests(1,239)(2,506)(3,472)(6,633)
Net income (loss) attributable to Harsco Corporation$(9,578)$435,351 $(20,039)$464,690 
Amounts attributable to Harsco Corporation common stockholders:
Income (loss) from continuing operations, net of tax$(7,843)$17,831 $(27,375)$25,453 
Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax(1,735)417,520 7,336 439,237 
Net income (loss) attributable to Harsco Corporation common stockholders$(9,578)$435,351 $(20,039)$464,690 
Weighted-average shares of common stock outstanding79,000 79,666 78,916 79,966 
Basic earnings (loss) per common share attributable to Harsco Corporation common stockholders:
Continuing operations$(0.10)$0.22 $(0.35)$0.32 
Discontinued operations(0.02)5.24 0.09 5.49 
Basic earnings (loss) per share attributable to Harsco Corporation common stockholders$(0.12)$5.46 $(0.25)(a)$5.81 
Diluted weighted-average shares of common stock outstanding79,000 81,110 78,916 81,749 
Diluted earnings (loss) per common share attributable to Harsco Corporation common stockholders:
Continuing operations$(0.10)$0.22 $(0.35)$0.31 
Discontinued operations(0.02)5.15 0.09 5.37 
Diluted earnings (loss) per share attributable to Harsco Corporation common stockholders$(0.12)$5.37 $(0.25)(a)$5.68 
(a)     Does not total due to rounding

See accompanying notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.
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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS) (Unaudited)
Three Months Ended
 September 30
(In thousands)20202019
Net income (loss)$(8,339)$437,857 
Other comprehensive income (loss):  
Foreign currency translation adjustments, net of deferred income taxes of $2,418 and $(1,834) in 2020 and 2019, respectively
17,527 (22,780)
Net loss on cash flow hedging instruments, net of deferred income taxes of $(125) and $54 in 2020 and 2019, respectively
(263)(314)
Pension liability adjustments, net of deferred income taxes of $(323) and $(340) in 2020 and 2019, respectively
(9,153)13,880 
Unrealized gain (loss) on marketable securities, net of deferred income taxes of $(4) and $2 in 2020 and 2019, respectively
9 (6)
Total other comprehensive income (loss)8,120 (9,220)
Total comprehensive income (loss)(219)428,637 
Less: Comprehensive income attributable to noncontrolling interests(2,795)(821)
Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to Harsco Corporation$(3,014)$427,816 
Nine Months Ended
 September 30
(In thousands)20202019
Net income (loss)$(16,567)$471,323 
Other comprehensive income (loss):  
Foreign currency translation adjustments, net of deferred income taxes of $(2,323) and $(2,086) in 2020 and 2019, respectively
(35,244)(22,276)
Net loss on cash flow hedging instruments, net of deferred income taxes of $141 and $1,195 in 2020 and 2019, respectively
(1,622)(4,485)
Pension liability adjustments, net of deferred income taxes of $(2,356) and $(1,061) in 2020 and 2019, respectively
28,037 25,651 
Unrealized gain (loss) on marketable securities, net of deferred income taxes of $8 and $(6) in 2020 and 2019, respectively
(22)19 
Total other comprehensive loss(8,851)(1,091)
Total comprehensive income (loss)(25,418)470,232 
Less: Comprehensive income attributable to noncontrolling interests(4,053)(4,768)
Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to Harsco Corporation$(29,471)$465,464 

See accompanying notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.
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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (Unaudited)
  Nine Months Ended September 30
(In thousands)20202019
Cash flows from operating activities:  
Net income (loss)$(16,567)$471,323 
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:  
Depreciation93,864 89,681 
Amortization24,721 11,941 
Deferred income tax expense2,346 11,500 
Equity income of unconsolidated entities, net(176)(151)
Dividends from unconsolidated entities 125 
Gain on sale from discontinued business(18,371)(527,980)
Loss on early extinguishment of debt 5,314 
Other, net(336)2,187 
Changes in assets and liabilities, net of acquisitions and dispositions of businesses:  
Accounts receivable26,308 (12,395)
Income tax refunds receivable(11,168) 
Inventories(11,801)(43,477)
Contract assets(26,775)(5,269)
Right-of-use assets18,195 11,204 
Accounts payable(1,488)5,615 
Accrued interest payable(9,984)7,398 
Accrued compensation1,795 (12,802)
Advances on contracts19,145 (17,067)
Operating lease liabilities(17,864)(10,919)
Retirement plan liabilities, net(23,902)(18,800)
Income taxes payable - Gain on sale of discontinued businesses(10,342)102,940 
Other assets and liabilities4,676 (20,339)
Net cash provided by operating activities42,276 50,029 
Cash flows from investing activities:  
Purchases of property, plant and equipment(79,096)(147,071)
Purchases of businesses, net of cash acquired(432,855)(623,495)
Proceeds from sale of discontinued business, net37,219 599,685 
Proceeds from sales of assets4,473 7,560 
Expenditures for intangible assets(169)(1,246)
Net proceeds from settlement of foreign currency forward exchange contracts536 1,453 
Payments for interest rate swap terminations (2,758)
Other investing activities, net(197) 
Net cash used by investing activities(470,089)(165,872)
Cash flows from financing activities:  
Short-term borrowings, net1,712 (1,417)
Current maturities and long-term debt:  
Additions580,903 781,987 
Reductions(111,999)(604,616)
Dividends paid to noncontrolling interests (3,103)
Sale of noncontrolling interests 4,026 
Common stock acquired for treasury (25,752)
Stock-based compensation - Employee taxes paid(4,188)(11,202)
Payment of contingent consideration (2,342) 
Deferred financing costs(1,928)(11,073)
Other financing activities, net(1,368) 
Net cash provided by financing activities460,790 128,850 
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents, including restricted cash(6,567)(2,234)
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents, including restricted cash26,410 10,773 
Cash and cash equivalents, including restricted cash, at beginning of period59,732 67,146 
Cash and cash equivalents, including restricted cash, at end of period$86,142 $77,919 
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  Nine Months Ended September 30
(In thousands)20202019
Supplementary cash flow information:
Change in accrual for purchases of property, plant and equipment included in accounts payable$3,060 $5,917 
 
See accompanying notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.
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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EQUITY (Unaudited)
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 Harsco Corporation Stockholders’ Equity  
Common StockAdditional Paid-in CapitalRetained
Earnings
Accumulated Other
Comprehensive
Loss
Noncontrolling
Interests
 
(In thousands, except share 
amounts)
IssuedTreasuryTotal
Balances, December 31, 2018$141,842 $(795,821)$190,597 $1,298,752 $(567,107)$45,113 $313,376 
Adoption of new accounting standard 21,429 (21,429) 
Net income   20,697  1,840 22,537 
Total other comprehensive income, net of deferred income taxes of $1,729
4,111 420 4,531 
Sale of subsidiary shares to noncontrolling interest876 876 
Stock appreciation rights exercised, net 927 shares
2 (8)(2)(8)
Vesting of restricted stock units and other stock grants, net 94,229 shares
198 (1,456)(198)   (1,456)
Vesting of performance share units, net 529,213 shares
1,136 (8,235)(1,149)(8,248)
Amortization of unearned portion of stock-based compensation, net of forfeitures  3,664    3,664 
Balances, March 31, 2019143,178 (805,520)192,912 1,340,878 (584,425)48,249 335,272 
Net income8,642 2,287 10,929 
Cash dividends declared:
   Noncontrolling interests(4,690)(4,690)
Total other comprehensive income (loss), net of deferred income taxes of $(1,569)
4,196 (598)3,598 
Contributions receivable from noncontrolling interest (a)3,150 3,150