LSB Industries Inc.

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Quarterly Report (SEC Filing - 10-Q)

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 June 30, 2021

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 1-7677

LSB Industries, Inc.

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware

73-1015226

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

3503 NW 63rd Street, Suite 500, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

73116

(Address of principal executive offices)

(Zip Code)

(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)(405) 235-4546

Not applicable

(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report.)

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

Title of each class

Trading Symbol(s)

Name of each exchange on which registered

Common Stock, Par Value $.10

Preferred Stock Purchase Rights

LXU

N/A

New York Stock Exchange

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.

YesNo

Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted 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 such files).

YesNo

Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See 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

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

The number of shares outstanding of the Registrant's common stock was 30,300,571 sharesas of July 23, 2021.

FORM 10-Q OF LSB INDUSTRIES, INC.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PART I - Financial Information

Page

Item 1.

Financial Statements

3

Item 2.

Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

23

Item 3.

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

36

Item 4.

Controls and Procedures

36

PART II - Other Information

Item 1.

Legal Proceedings

41

Item 1A.

Risk Factors

41

Item 2.

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

41

Item 3.

Defaults Upon Senior Securities

41

Item 4.

Mining Safety Disclosures

41

Item 5.

Other Information

41

Item 6.

Exhibits

41

2

PART I

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1. Financial Statements

LSB INDUSTRIES, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Information at June 30, 2021 is unaudited)

June 30,

December 31,

2021

2020

(In Thousands)

Assets

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

17,625

$

16,264

Accounts receivable

67,431

42,929

Allowance for doubtful accounts

(377

)

(378

)

Accounts receivable, net

67,054

42,551

Inventories:

Finished goods

12,781

17,778

Raw materials

1,521

1,795

Total inventories

14,302

19,573

Supplies, prepaid items and other:

Prepaid insurance

5,682

12,315

Precious metals

7,801

6,787

Supplies

25,878

25,288

Other

4,757

6,802

Total supplies, prepaid items and other

44,118

51,192

Total current assets

143,099

129,580

Property, plant and equipment, net

871,780

891,198

Other assets:

Operating lease assets

27,854

26,403

Intangible and other assets, net

6,752

6,121

34,606

32,524

$

1,049,485

$

1,053,302

(Continued on following page)

3

LSB INDUSTRIES, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (continued)

(Information at June 30, 2021 is unaudited)

June 30,

December 31,

2021

2020

(In Thousands)

Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

Current liabilities:

Accounts payable

$

51,212

$

46,551

Short-term financing

4,516

13,576

Accrued and other liabilities

30,541

30,367

Current portion of long-term debt

9,049

16,801

Total current liabilities

95,318

107,295

Long-term debt, net

461,459

467,389

Noncurrent operating lease liabilities

20,277

19,845

Other noncurrent accrued and other liabilities

7,372

6,090

Deferred income taxes

31,195

30,939

Commitments and contingencies (Note 5)

Redeemable preferred stocks:

Series E 14% cumulative, redeemable Class C preferred stock, no par value,

210,000 shares issued; 139,768 outstanding; aggregate liquidation preference

of $297,706,000 ($277,982,000 at December 31, 2020)

292,849

272,101

Series F redeemable Class C preferred stock, no par value, 1 share issued and

outstanding; aggregate liquidation preference of $100

-

-

Stockholders' equity:

Series B 12% cumulative, convertible preferred stock, $100 par value; 20,000

shares issued and outstanding; aggregate liquidation preference

of $3,385,000 ($3,265,000 at December 31, 2020)

2,000

2,000

Series D 6% cumulative, convertible Class C preferred stock, nopar value;

1,000,000 shares issued and outstanding; aggregate liquidation preference

of $1,342,000 ($1,312,000 at December 31, 2020)

1,000

1,000

Common stock, $.10par value; 75,000,000 shares authorized,

31,283,210 shares issued

3,128

3,128

Capital in excess of par value

192,980

198,215

Accumulated deficit

(51,844

)

(41,487

)

147,264

162,856

Less treasury stock, at cost:

Common stock, 982,639 shares (2,074,565 shares at December 31, 2020)

6,249

13,213

Total stockholders' equity

141,015

149,643

$

1,049,485

$

1,053,302

See accompanying notes.

4

LSB INDUSTRIES, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

June 30,

June 30,

2021

2020

2021

2020

(In Thousands, Except Per Share Amounts)

Net sales

$

140,696

$

105,033

$

238,812

$

188,444

Cost of sales

105,688

86,012

195,744

166,872

Gross profit

35,008

19,021

43,068

21,572

Selling, general and administrative expense

8,545

8,504

17,338

18,510

Other expense (income), net

6

(167

)

(257

)

(635

)

Operating income

26,457

10,684

25,987

3,697

Interest expense, net

12,290

12,476

24,662

25,955

Gain on extinguishment of debt

(10,000

)

-

(10,000

)

-

Non-operating other expense (income), net

745

(128

)

1,140

(803

)

Income (loss) before benefit for income taxes

23,422

(1,664

)

10,185

(21,455

)

Benefit for income taxes

(248

)

(1,299

)

(206

)

(1,638

)

Net income (loss)

23,670

(365

)

10,391

(19,817

)

Dividends on convertible preferred stocks

75

75

150

150

Dividends on Series E redeemable preferred stock

10,213

8,689

19,724

16,996

Accretion of Series E redeemable preferred stock

513

505

1,024

1,009

Net income attributable to participating securities

223

-

-

-

Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders

$

12,646

$

(9,634

)

$

(10,507

)

$

(37,972

)

Income (loss) per common share:

Basic:

Net income (loss)

$

0.44

$

(0.34

)

$

(0.37

)

$

(1.35

)

Diluted:

Net income (loss)

$

0.42

$

(0.34

)

$

(0.37

)

$

(1.35

)

See accompanying notes.

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LSB INDUSTRIES, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

(Unaudited)

Common

Stock

Shares

Treasury

Stock-

Common

Shares

Non-

Redeemable

Preferred

Stock

Common

Stock

Par

Value

Capital in

Excess of

Par

Value

Retained

Earnings (Accumulated Deficit)

Treasury

Stock-

Common

Total

(In Thousands)

Balance at December 31, 2020

31,283

(2,075

)

$

3,000

$

3,128

$

198,215

$

(41,487

)

$

(13,213

)

$

149,643

Net loss

(13,279

)

(13,279

)

Dividend accrued on redeemable

preferred stock

(9,511

)

(9,511

)

Accretion of redeemable preferred stock

(511

)

(511

)

Stock-based compensation

713

713

Issuance of restricted stock

835

(5,310

)

5,310

-

Other

(5

)

(18

)

(18

)

Balance at March 31, 2021

31,283

(1,245

)

$

3,000

$

3,128

$

193,618

$

(64,788

)

$

(7,921

)

$

127,037

Net income

23,670

23,670

Dividend accrued on redeemable

preferred stock

(10,213

)

(10,213

)

Accretion of redeemable preferred stock

(513

)

(513

)

Stock-based compensation

1,062

1,062

Issuance of unrestricted stock

267

(1,700

)

1,700

-

Other

(5

)

-

(28

)

(28

)

Balance at June 30, 2021

31,283

(983

)

$

3,000

$

3,128

$

192,980

$

(51,844

)

$

(6,249

)

$

141,015

Balance at December 31, 2019

31,283

(2,010

)

$

3,000

$

3,128

$

196,833

$

57,632

$

(13,266

)

$

247,327

Net loss

(19,452

)

(19,452

)

Dividend accrued on redeemable

preferred stock

(8,307

)

(8,307

)

Accretion of redeemable preferred stock

(504

)

(504

)

Stock-based compensation

495

495

Other

30

(356

)

292

(64

)

Balance at March 31, 2020

31,283

(1,980

)

$

3,000

$

3,128

$

196,972

$

29,369

$

(12,974

)

$

219,495

Net loss

(365

)

(365

)

Dividend accrued on redeemable

preferred stock

(8,689

)

(8,689

)

Accretion of redeemable preferred stock

(505

)

(505

)

Stock-based compensation

684

684

Other

14

(90

)

90

-

Balance at June 30, 2020

31,283

(1,966

)

$

3,000

$

3,128

$

197,566

$

19,810

$

(12,884

)

$

210,620

See accompanying notes.

6

LSB INDUSTRIES, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

Six Months Ended

June 30,

2021

2020

(In Thousands)

Cash flows from operating activities

Net income (loss)

$

10,391

$

(19,817

)

Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:

Deferred income taxes

256

(1,661

)

Gain on extinguishment of debt

(10,000

)

-

Depreciation and amortization of property, plant and equipment

33,725

34,572

Amortization of intangible and other assets

629

631

Other

1,749

3,192

Cash provided (used) by changes in assets and liabilities:

Accounts receivable

(23,369

)

(3,117

)

Inventories

5,535

8,655

Prepaid insurance

6,633

6,642

Precious metals

(1,014

)

(2,114

)

Accounts payable

3,627

(7,674

)

Accrued interest

(20

)

1,685

Other assets and other liabilities

2,439

(1,618

)

Net cash provided by operating activities

30,581

19,376

Cash flows from investing activities

Expenditures for property, plant and equipment

(14,849

)

(17,953

)

Other investing activities

300

299

Net cash used by investing activities

(14,549

)

(17,654

)

Cash flows from financing activities

Proceeds from revolving debt facility

12,000

30,000

Payments on revolving debt facility

(12,000

)

-

Proceeds from other long-term debt

-

12,570

Payments on other long-term debt

(5,520

)

(4,411

)

Payments on short-term financing

(9,060

)

(6,095

)

Other financing activities

(91

)

(64

)

Net cash provided (used) by financing activities

(14,671

)

32,000

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

1,361

33,722

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

16,264

22,791

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$

17,625

$

56,513

See accompanying notes.

7

LSB INDUSTRIES, INC.

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Unaudited)

1. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

For a complete discussion of our significant accounting policies, refer to the notes to our audited consolidated financial statements included in our Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020 ('2020 Form 10-K'), filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ('SEC') on February 25, 2021.

Basis of Consolidation -LSB Industries, Inc. ('LSB') and its subsidiaries (the 'Company,' 'we,' 'us,' or 'our') are consolidated in the accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements. LSB is a holding company with no significant operations or assets other than cash, cash equivalents, and investments in its subsidiaries. All material intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated. Certain prior period amounts reported in our consolidated financial statements and notes thereto have been reclassified to conform to current period presentation.

Nature of Business -We are engaged in the manufacture and sale of chemical products. The chemical products we primarily manufacture, market and sell are ammonia, fertilizer grade AN ('HDAN') and UAN for agricultural applications, high purity and commercial grade ammonia, high purity AN, sulfuric acids, concentrated, blended and regular nitric acid, mixed nitrating acids, carbon dioxide, and diesel exhaust fluid for industrial applications, and industrial grade AN ('LDAN') and solutions for the mining industry. We manufacture and distribute our products in fourfacilities; three of which we own and are located in El Dorado, Arkansas (the 'El Dorado Facility'); Cherokee, Alabama (the 'Cherokee Facility'); and Pryor, Oklahoma (the 'Pryor Facility'); and one of which we operate on behalf of a global chemical company in Baytown, Texas.

Sales to customers include farmers, ranchers, fertilizer dealers and distributors primarily in the ranch land and grain production markets in the United States ('U.S.'); industrial users of acids throughout the U.S. and parts of Canada; and explosive manufacturers in the U.S. and parts of Mexico and Canada.

In our opinion, the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements of the Company as of June 30, 2021 and for the three and six months ended June 30, 2021 and 2020 include all adjustments and accruals, consisting of normal, recurring accrual adjustments, which are necessary for a fair presentation of the results for the interim periods. These interim results are not necessarily indicative of results for a full year due, in part, to the seasonality of our sales of agricultural products and the timing of performing our major plant maintenance activities. Our selling seasons for agricultural products are primarily during the spring and fall planting seasons, which typically extend from March through June and from September through November.

Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ('GAAP') have been condensed or omitted in this Form 10-Q pursuant to the rules and regulations of the SEC. These condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in connection with our audited consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in our 2020 Form 10-K.

Use of Estimates -The preparation of condensed consolidated financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

Income Taxes - Income taxes are accounted for under the asset and liability method. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are measured using enacted tax rates expected to apply to taxable income in the years in which those differences are expected to be recovered or settled. The effect on deferred tax assets and liabilities of a change in tax rates is recognized in the statement of operations in the period that includes the enactment date. We establish valuation allowances if we believe it is more-likely-than-not that some or all of deferred tax assets will not be realized. Significant judgment is applied in evaluating the need for and the magnitude of appropriate valuation allowances against deferred tax assets.

In addition, we do not recognize a tax benefit unless we conclude that it is more likely than not that the benefit will be sustained on audit by the relevant taxing authorities based solely on the technical merits of the associated tax position. If the recognition threshold is met, we recognize a tax benefit measured at the largest amount of the tax benefit that, in our judgment, is greater than 50% likely to be realized.

We reduce income tax expense for investment tax credits in the period the credit arises and is earned.

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LSB INDUSTRIES, INC.

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Unaudited)

1. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (continued)

Contingencies- Certain conditions may exist which may result in a loss, but which will only be resolved when future events occur. We and our legal counsel assess such contingent liabilities, and such assessment inherently involves an exercise of judgment. If the assessment of a contingency indicates that it is probable that a loss has been incurred, we would accrue for such contingent losses when such losses can be reasonably estimated. If the assessment indicates that a potentially material loss contingency is not probable but reasonably possible, or is probable but cannot be estimated, the nature of the contingent liability, together with an estimate of the range of possible loss if determinable and material, would be disclosed. Estimates of potential legal fees and other directly related costs associated with contingencies are not accrued but rather are expensed as incurred. Loss contingency liabilities are included in current and noncurrent accrued and other liabilities and are based on current estimates that may be revised in the near term. In addition, we recognize contingent gains when such gains are realized or when the contingencies have been resolved (generally at the time a settlement has been reached).

Redeemable Preferred Stocks - Our redeemable preferred stocks that are redeemable outside of our control are classified as temporary/mezzanine equity. The redeemable preferred stocks were recorded at fair value upon issuance, net of issuance costs or discounts. In addition, certain embedded features included in the Series E Redeemable Preferred required bifurcation and are classified as derivative liabilities. The carrying values of the redeemable preferred stocks are being increased by periodic accretions (including the amount for dividends earned but not yet declared or paid) using the interest method so that the carrying amount will equal the redemption value as of October 25, 2023, the earliest possible redemption date by the holder. The accretion was recorded to retained earnings. However, this accretion will change if the expected redemption date changes. Also, see discussion in Note 12 - Subsequent Events.

Derivatives, Hedges and Financial Instruments -Derivatives are recognized in the balance sheet and are measured at fair value. Changes in fair value of derivatives are recorded in results of operations unless the normal purchase or sale exceptions apply, or hedge accounting is elected.

The fair value amounts recognized for our derivative contracts executed with the same counterparty under a master netting arrangement may be offset. We have the choice to offset or not, but that choice must be applied consistently. A master netting arrangement exists if the reporting entity has multiple contracts with a single counterparty that are subject to a contractual agreement that provides for the net settlement of all contracts through a single payment in a single currency in the event of default on or termination of any one contract. Offsetting the fair values recognized for the derivative contracts outstanding with a single counterparty results in the net fair value of the transactions being reported as an asset or a liability in the balance sheet. When applicable, we present the fair values of our derivative contracts under master netting agreements using a gross fair value presentation.

Assets and liabilities measured at fair value are classified using the following hierarchy, which is based upon the transparency of inputs to the valuation as of the measurement date:

Level 1- Valuations of contracts classified as Level 1 are based on quoted prices in active markets for identical contracts.

Level 2- Valuations of contracts classified as Level 2 are based on quoted prices for similar contracts and valuation inputs other than quoted prices that are observable for these contracts.

Level 3- Valuations of assets and liabilities classified as Level 3 are based on prices or valuation techniques that require inputs that are both unobservable and significant to the overall fair value measurement.

At June 30, 2021, and December 31, 2020, we did not have any financial instruments with fair values materially different from their carrying amounts (which excludes issuance costs, if applicable). The fair value of financial instruments is not indicative of the overall fair value of our assets and liabilities since financial instruments do not include all assets, including intangibles, and all liabilities.

Equity Awards -Equity award transactions with employees are measured based on the estimated fair value of the equity awards issued. For equity awards with service conditions that have a graded vesting period, we recognize compensation cost on a straight-line basis over the requisite service period for the entire award. Forfeitures are accounted for as they occur. We may issue new shares of common stock or may use treasury shares associated with the equity awards.

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LSB INDUSTRIES, INC.

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Unaudited)

1. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (continued)

In January 2021, the compensation committee of our Board of Directors approved the grant of 614,999 shares of time-based restricted stock and 219,084 shares of performance-based restricted stock to certain executives under our 2016 Long Term Incentive Plan. The time-based restricted stock shares will vest at the end of each one-year period at the rate of one-third per year for three years, vesting 100% at the end of three years. The performance-based restricted stock will vest at the end of three years, subject to achievement of certain performance metrics. The unvested restricted shares carry dividend and voting rights contingent upon the vesting and lapsing of restriction. Sales of these shares are restricted prior to the date of vesting. Pursuant to the terms of the underlying restricted stock agreements, unvested restricted shares will immediately vest upon the occurrence of a change in control (as defined by agreement), termination without cause or death.

Revenue Recognition

Revenue Recognition and Performance Obligations

We determine revenue recognition through the following steps:

Identification of the performance obligations in the contract;

Determination of the transaction price;

Allocation of the transaction price to the performance obligations in the contract; and

Recognition of revenue when, or as, we satisfy a performance obligation.

A performance obligation is a promise in a contract to transfer a distinct good or service to the customer and is the unit of account. A contract's transaction price is allocated to each distinct performance obligation and recognized as revenue when, or as, the performance obligation is satisfied. Generally, satisfaction occurs when control of the promised goods is transferred to the customer or as services are rendered or completed in exchange for consideration in an amount for which we expect to be entitled. Generally, control is transferred when the preparation for shipment of the product to a customer has been completed. Most of our contracts contain a single performance obligation with the promise to transfer a specific product.

Most of our revenue is recognized from performance obligations satisfied at a point in time, however, we have a performance obligation to perform certain services that are satisfied over a period of time. Revenue is recognized from this type of performance obligation as services are rendered and are based on the amount for which we have a right to invoice, which reflects the amount of expected consideration that corresponds directly with the value of the services performed.

Transaction Price Constraints and Variable Consideration

For most of our contracts with customers, the transaction price from the inception of a contract is constrained to a short period of time (generally one month) as these contracts contain terms with variable consideration related to both price and quantity. These contract prices are often based on commodity indexes (such as NYMEX natural gas index) published monthly and the contract quantities are typically based on estimated ranges. The quantities become fixed and determinable over a period of time as each sale order is received from the customer.

The nature of our contracts also gives rise to other types of variable consideration, including volume discounts and rebates, make-whole provisions, other pricing concessions, and short-fall charges. We estimate these amounts based on the expected amount to be provided to customers, which result in a transaction price adjustment reducing revenue (net sales) with the offset increasing contract or refund liabilities. These estimates are based on historical experience, anticipated performance and our best judgment at the time. We reassess these estimates on a quarterly basis.

The aforementioned constraints over transaction prices in conjunction with the variable consideration included in our material contracts prevent a practical assignment of a specific dollar amount to performance obligations at the beginning and end of the period. Therefore, we have applied the variable consideration allocation exception.

Future revenues to be earned from the satisfaction of performance obligations will be recognized when control transfers as goods are loaded and weighed or services are performed over the remaining duration of our contracts.

Income (Loss) per Common Share -Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders is computed by adjusting net income (loss) by the amount of dividends and dividend requirements on preferred stocks and the accretion of redeemable preferred stocks, if applicable. Basic loss per common share is computed by dividing net loss attributable to common stockholders by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding, excluding contingently issuable common shares (unvested restricted stock), if applicable. For periods we earn net income, a proportional share of net income is allocated to participating securities, if applicable and dilutive, determined by dividing total weighted average participating securities by the sum of the total weighted average common shares and participating securities (the 'two-class method'). Certain securities (Series E Redeemable Preferred and restricted stock units) participate in dividends declared on our common stock and are therefore considered to be participating securities.

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LSB INDUSTRIES, INC.

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Unaudited)

1. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (continued)

Participating securities have the effect of diluting both basic and diluted income per common share during periods of net income. For periods we incur a net loss, no loss is allocated to participating securities because they have no contractual obligation to share in our losses. Diluted loss per common share is computed after giving consideration to the dilutive effect of our potential common stock instruments that are outstanding during the period, except where such non-participating securities would be anti-dilutive.

Recently Adopted Accounting Pronouncement

ASU 2019-12-In December 2019, the FASB issued ASU 2019-12, Income Taxes (Topic 740): Simplifying the Accounting for Income Taxes,which affects general principles within Topic 740, Income Taxes. The amendments of ASU 2019-12 are meant to simplify and reduce the cost of accounting for income taxes. The ASU removes certain exceptions to the general framework and also seeks to simplify and/or clarify accounting for income taxes by adding certain requirements that would simplify GAAP for financial statement preparers. On January 1, 2021, we adopted ASU 2019-12, which did not have a material impact on our condensed consolidated financial statements or related disclosures.

Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements

ASU 2020-06- In August 2020, the FASB issued ASU 2020-06, Debt-Debt with Conversion and other Options (Subtopic 470-20) and Derivatives and Hedging - Contracts in Entity's own Equity (Subtopic 815-40). This ASU addresses the complexity associated with applying GAAP to certain financial instruments with characteristics of liabilities and equity. The ASU includes amendments to the guidance on convertible instruments and the derivative scope exception for contracts in an entity's own equity and simplifies the accounting for convertible instruments which include beneficial conversion features or cash conversion features by removing certain separation models. Additionally, the ASU requires entities to use the 'if-converted' method when calculating diluted earnings per share for convertible instruments. This ASU will be effective for us on January 1, 2024; however, early adoption is permitted beginning January 1, 2021. We are evaluating the timing and the effect of our pending adoption of this ASU on our consolidated financial statements and related disclosures at this time.

ASU 2020-04 -In March 2020, the FASB issued ASU 2020-04, Reference Rate Reform (Topic 848): Facilitation of the Effects of Reference Rate Reform on Financial Reporting, which provides optional guidance for a limited time to ease the potential accounting burden associated with transitioning away from reference rates such as LIBOR that are expected to be discontinued. This ASU provides exceptions and optional expedients for applying GAAP to contract modifications, hedging relationships, and other transactions that reference LIBOR or other reference rates to be discontinued as a result of reference rate reform. They do not apply to modifications made or hedges entered into or evaluated after December 31, 2022, unless the hedging relationships existed as of that date and optional expedients for them were elected and retained through the end of the hedging relationship. This ASU became effective upon issuance. We continue to evaluate the effect of this ASU and plan to utilize this relief for our debt agreements that include LIBOR rates.

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Unaudited)

2. Income (loss) Per Common Share

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

June 30,

June 30,

2021

2020

2021

2020

(Dollars In Thousands, Except Per Share Amounts)

Numerator:

Net income (loss)

$

23,670

$

(365

)

$

10,391

$

(19,817

)

Adjustments for basic net income (loss) per common share:

Dividend requirements on Series E Redeemable

Preferred

(10,213

)

(8,689

)

(19,724

)

(16,996

)

Dividend requirements on Series B Preferred

(60

)

(60

)

(120

)

(120

)

Dividend requirements on Series D Preferred

(15

)

(15

)

(30

)

(30

)

Accretion of Series E Redeemable Preferred

(513

)

(505

)

(1,024

)

(1,009

)

Net income attributable to participating securities

(223

)

-

-

-

Numerator for basic net income (loss) per common

share - net income (loss) attributable to common

stockholders

$

12,646

$

(9,634

)

$

(10,507

)

$

(37,972

)

Dividends on Series B and Series D Preferred

assumed to be converted, if dilutive

75

-

-

-

Numerator for diluted net income (loss) per common

share

$

12,721

$

(9,634

)

$

(10,507

)

$

(37,972

)

Denominator:

Denominator for basic net income (loss) per common

share - weighted- average shares (1)

28,485,251

28,198,963

28,414,863

28,187,584

Effect of dilutive securities:

Convertible preferred stocks

916,666

-

-

-

Unvested restricted stock and stock units

741,784

-

-

Dilutive potential common shares

1,658,450

-

-

-

Denominator for diluted net income (loss) per

common share - adjusted weighted-average

shares

30,143,701

28,198,963

28,414,863

28,187,584

Basic net income (loss) per common share

$

0.44

$

(0.34

)

$

(0.37

)

$

(1.35

)

Diluted net income (loss) per common share

$

0.42

$

(0.34

)

$

(0.37

)

$

(1.35

)

(1)

Excludes the weighted-average shares of unvested restricted stock that are contingently issuable.

The following weighted-average shares of securities were not included in the computation of diluted net income (loss) per common share as their effect would have been antidilutive:

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

June 30,

June 30,

2021

2020

2021

2020

Restricted stock and stock units

-

1,308,881

1,662,514

1,257,869

Convertible preferred stocks

-

916,666

916,666

916,666

Series E Redeemable Preferred - embedded derivative

303,646

303,646

303,646

303,646

Stock options

66,431

124,000

79,547

124,000

370,077

2,653,193

2,962,373

2,602,181

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Unaudited)

3. Current and Noncurrent Accrued and Other Liabilities

June 30,

December 31,

2021

2020

(In Thousands)

Accrued interest

$

8,649

$

8,669

Accrued payroll and benefits

7,910

5,837

Current portion of operating lease liabilities

7,704

6,706

Accrued death and other executive benefits

2,527

2,539

Series E Redeemable Preferred - embedded derivative

2,181

1,029

Deferred revenue

895

1,890

Other

8,047

9,787

37,913

36,457

Less noncurrent portion

7,372

6,090

Current portion of accrued and other liabilities

$

30,541

$

30,367

4. Long-Term Debt

Our long-term debt consists of the following:

June 30,

December 31,

2021

2020

(In Thousands)

Working Capital Revolver Loan, with a current interest

rate of 3.75% (A)

$

-

$

-

Senior Secured Notes due 2023 (B)

435,000

435,000

Secured Financing due 2023, with an interest

rate of 8.32% (C)

9,241

10,715

Secured Loan Agreement due 2025, with an interest

rate of 8.75% (D)

6,156

6,834

Secured Financing due 2025, with an interest

rate of 8.75% (E)

26,534

28,636

Unsecured Loan Agreement due 2022 (F)

-

10,000

Secured Promissory Note due 2021

-

1,221

Other

387

432

Unamortized discount, net of premium and debt issuance

costs

(6,810

)

(8,648

)

470,508

484,190

Less current portion of long-term debt

9,049

16,801

Long-term debt due after one year, net

$

461,459

$

467,389

(A)Our revolving credit facility, as amended (the 'Working Capital Revolver Loan'), provides for advances up to $65 million (the 'Maximum Revolver Amount'), based on specific percentages of eligible accounts receivable and inventories and up to $10 million of letters of credit, the outstanding amount of which reduces the available for borrowing under the Working Capital Revolver Loan. At June 30, 2021, our available borrowings under our Working Capital Revolver Loan were approximately $50.3 million, based on our eligible collateral, less outstanding letters of credit and loan balance. The maturity date of the Working Capital Revolver Loan is on the earlier of (i) the date that is 90 days prior to the earliest stated maturity date of the Senior Secured Notes (unless refinanced or repaid) and (ii) February 26, 2024. Subject to certain conditions and subject to lender approval, the Maximum Revolver Amount may increase up to an additional $10 million. The Working Capital Revolver Loan also provides for a springing financial covenant (the 'Financial Covenant'), which requires that, if the borrowing availability is less than 10.0% of the total revolver commitments, then the borrowers must maintain a minimum fixed charge coverage ratio of not less than 1.00to 1.00. The Financial Covenant, if triggered, is tested monthly.

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(Unaudited)

4. Long-Term Debt (continued)

(B) On April 25, 2018, LSB completed the issuance and sale of $400 million aggregate principal amount of its 9.625% Senior Secured Notes due 2023 (the 'Notes'), pursuant to an indenture (the 'Indenture'), dated as of April 25, 2018. The Notes were issued at a price equal to 99.509% of their face value.

On June 21, 2019, LSB completed the issuance and sale of $35 million aggregate principal amount of its 9.625% Senior Secured Notes due 2023 (the 'New Notes'). The New Notes were issued pursuant to the Indenture (the Notes together with the New Notes, the 'Senior Secured Notes'). The New Notes were issued at a price equal to 102.125% of their face value, plus accrued interest from May 1, 2019 to June 21, 2019.

The Senior Secured Notes mature on May 1, 2023. Interest is to be paid semiannually in arrears on May 1st and November 1st.

(C)El Dorado Chemical Company ('EDC'), one of our subsidiaries, is party to a secured financing arrangement with an affiliate of LSB Funding L.L.C. ('LSB Funding'). Principal and interest are payable in 48 equal monthly installments with a final balloon payment of approximately $3 million due in June 2023.

(D) EDC is party to a secured loan agreement with an affiliate of LSB Funding. Principal and interest are payable in 60 equal monthly installments through March 2025.

(E)In August 2020, El Dorado Ammonia L.L.C. ('EDA'), one of our subsidiaries, entered into a $30 million secured financing arrangement with an affiliate of LSB Funding. Beginning in September 2020, principal and interest are payable in 60 equal monthly installments with a final balloon payment of approximately $5 million due in August 2025. This financing arrangement is secured by an ammonia storage tank and is guaranteed by LSB.

(F) In April 2020, LSB entered into a federally guaranteed loan agreement ('PPP loan') for $10 million with a lender pursuant to a new loan program through the U.S. Small Business Administration ('SBA') as the result of the Paycheck Protection Program ('PPP') established by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security ('CARES') Act and amended by the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020. We applied ASC 470, Debt, to account for the PPP loan. We have used all of the proceeds from the PPP loan for payroll, rent, utilities, and other specified costs that qualify for loan forgiveness. In April 2021, we submitted the PPP loan forgiveness application to the lender. In June 2021, the PPP loan was fully forgiven by the SBA and lender. As a result, we recognized a gain on extinguishment of debt of $10 million for the three months ended June 30, 2021.

5. Commitments and Contingencies

Settlements and Outstanding Natural Gas Purchase Commitments- During several days in February 2021, the Pryor Facility was taken out of service after extreme cold weather caused a surge in natural gas prices in the region, along with the curtailment of gas distribution by the operator of the pipeline that supplies natural gas to the facility. Also, as a result of unprecedented cold weather conditions, the primary natural gas supplier to our El Dorado Facility asserted a claim of force majeure and materially restricted the supply of gas to the facility. In order to mitigate a portion of the commodity price risk associated with natural gas, we periodically enter into natural gas forward contracts and volume purchase commitments that locked in the cost of certain volumes of natural gas. Prior to this weather event, we had both types of arrangements. During the first quarter of 2021, as a result of the extreme conditions previously described, we settled all of our natural gas forward contracts and certain volume purchase commitments and recognized a realized gain of approximately $6.8 million, which includes the realized gain discussed under 'Natural Gas Contracts' in Note 6 and is classified as a reduction to cost of sales.

At June 30, 2021, certain of our natural gas contracts qualify as normal purchases under GAAP and thus are not mark-to-market, which contracts included volume purchase commitments with fixed costs of approximately 4.7 million MMBtus of natural gas. These contracts extend through December 2021 at a weighted-average cost of $2.75 per MMBtu ($13.1 million) and a weighted-average market value of $3.40 per MMBtu ($16.1 million).

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Unaudited)

5. Commitments and Contingencies (continued)

Settlements of Gain Contingencies - In June 2020, EDC and certain vendors mediated settlements for EDC to recover certain costs associated with a nitric acid plant at our El Dorado Facility. The construction of this plant was completed, and the plant began production in 2016. As a result, the recovery from these settlements recognized during the three months ended June 30, 2020, includes approximately $5.7 million classified as a reduction to cost of sales and approximately $1.9 million classified as a reduction to PP&E.

Legal Matters - Following is a summary of certain legal matters involving the Company:

A. Environmental Matters

Our facilities and operations are subject to numerous federal, state and local environmental laws and to other laws regarding health and safety matters (collectively, the 'Environmental and Health Laws'), many of which provide for certain performance obligations, substantial fines and criminal sanctions for violations. Certain Environmental and Health Laws impose strict liability as well as joint and several liability for costs required to remediate and restore sites where hazardous substances, hydrocarbons or solid wastes have been stored or released. We may be required to remediate contaminated properties currently or formerly owned or operated by us or facilities of third parties that received waste generated by our operations regardless of whether such contamination resulted from the conduct of others or from consequences of our own actions that were in compliance with all applicable laws at the time those actions were taken.

In addition, claims for damages to persons or property, including natural resources, may result from the environmental, health and safety effects of our operations.

There can be no assurance that we will not incur material costs or liabilities in complying with such laws or in paying fines or penalties for violation of such laws. Our insurance may not cover all environmental risks and costs or may not provide sufficient coverage if an environmental claim is made against us. The Environmental and Health Laws and related enforcement policies have in the past resulted, and could in the future result, in significant compliance expenses, cleanup costs (for our sites or third-party sites where our wastes were disposed of), penalties or other liabilities relating to the handling, manufacture, use, emission, discharge or disposal of hazardous or toxic materials at or from our facilities or the use or disposal of certain of its chemical products. Further, a number of our facilities are dependent on environmental permits to operate, the loss or modification of which could have a material adverse effect on their operations and our financial condition.

Historically, significant capital expenditures have been incurred by our subsidiaries in order to comply with the Environmental and Health Laws, and significant capital expenditures are expected to be incurred in the future. We will also be obligated to manage certain discharge water outlets and monitor groundwater contaminants at our facilities should we discontinue the operations of a facility.

As of June 30, 2021, our accrued liabilities for environmental matters totaled $467,000 relating primarily to the matters discussed below. Estimates of the most likely costs for our environmental matters are generally based on preliminary or completed assessment studies, preliminary results of studies or our experience with other similar matters. It is reasonably possible that a change in the estimate of our liability could occur in the near term.

1. Discharge Water Matters

Each of our manufacturing facilities generates process wastewater, which may include cooling tower and boiler water quality control streams, contact storm water and miscellaneous spills and leaks from process equipment. The process water discharge, storm-water runoff and miscellaneous spills and leaks are governed by various permits generally issued by the respective state environmental agencies as authorized and overseen by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. These permits limit the type and amount of effluents that can be discharged and control the method of such discharge.

In 2017, the Pryor Chemical Company ('PCC') filed a Permit Renewal Application for its Non-Hazardous Injection Well Permit at the Pryor Facility. Although the Injection Well Permit expired in 2018, PCC continues to operate the injection well pending the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality ('ODEQ') action on the Permit Renewal Application. PCC and ODEQ are engaged in ongoing discussions related to the renewal of the injection well to address the wastewater stream.

Our El Dorado Facility is subject to a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System ('NPDES') permit issued by the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality ('ADEQ') in 2004. In 2010, the ADEQ issued a draft NPDES permit renewal for the El Dorado Facility, which contained more restrictive discharge limits than the previous 2004 permit. During 2017, ADEQ issued a final NPDES permit with new dissolved mineral limits; however, EDC filed an appeal, and a Permit Appeal Resolution ('PAR') was signed in 2018. EDC is in compliance with the revised permit limits agreed upon in the PAR.

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Unaudited)

5. Commitments and Contingencies (continued)

In 2006, the El Dorado Facility entered into a Consent Administrative Order ('CAO') that recognizes the presence of nitrate contamination in the shallow groundwater. The CAO required EDC to perform semi-annual groundwater monitoring, continue operation of a groundwater recovery system, submit a human health and ecological risk assessment, and submit a remedial action plan.

The risk assessment was submitted in 2007. In 2015, the ADEQ stated that El Dorado Chemical was meeting the requirements of the CAO and should continue semi-annual monitoring. Subsequent to the PAR mentioned previously, a new CAO was signed in 2018, which required an Evaluation Report of the data and effectiveness of the groundwater remedy for nitrate contamination. During 2019, the Evaluation Report was submitted to the ADEQ and the ADEQ approved the report. No liability has been established at June 30, 2021, in connection with this ADEQ matter.

2. Other Environmental Matters

In 2002, certain of our subsidiaries sold substantially all of their operating assets relating to a Kansas chemical facility (the 'Hallowell Facility') but retained ownership of the real property where the facility is located. Our subsidiary retained the obligation to be responsible for, and perform the activities under, a previously executed consent order to investigate the surface and subsurface contamination at the real property, develop a corrective action strategy based on the investigation, and implement such strategy. In addition, certain of our subsidiaries agreed to indemnify the buyer of such assets for these environmental matters.

As the successor to a prior owner of the Hallowell Facility, Chevron Environmental Management Company ('Chevron') has agreed in writing, within certain limitations, to pay and has been paying one-halfof the costs of the investigation and interim measures relating to this matter as approved by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (the 'KDHE'), subject to reallocation.

During this process, our subsidiary and Chevron retained an environmental consultant that prepared and performed a corrective action study work plan as to the appropriate method to remediate the Hallowell Facility. During 2020, the KDHE selected a remedy of annual monitoring and the implementation of an Environmental Use Control ('EUC'). This remedy primarily relates to long-term surface and groundwater monitoring to track the natural decline in contamination and is subject to a 5-year re-evaluation with the KDHE.

The final remedy, including the EUC, the finalization of the cost estimates and any required financial assurances remains under discussion with the KDHE, but continues to be delayed due to the impact from the COVID-19 pandemic. Pending the results from our discussions regarding the final remedy, we continue to accrue our allocable portion of costs primarily for the additional testing, monitoring and risk assessments that could be reasonably estimated, which amount is included in our accrued liabilities for environmental matters discussed above.

The estimated amount is not discounted to its present value. As more information becomes available, our estimated accrual will be refined, as necessary.

B. Other Pending, Threatened or Settled Litigation

In 2013, an explosion and fire occurred at the West Fertilizer Co. ('West Fertilizer') located in West, Texas, causing death, bodily injury and substantial property damage. West Fertilizer is not owned or controlled by us, but West Fertilizer was a customer of EDC, and purchased AN from EDC from time to time. LSB and EDC received letters from counsel purporting to represent subrogated insurance carriers, personal injury claimants and persons who suffered property damages informing LSB and EDC that their clients are conducting investigations into the cause of the explosion and fire to determine, among other things, whether AN manufactured by EDC and supplied to West Fertilizer was stored at West Fertilizer at the time of the explosion and, if so, whether such AN may have been one of the contributing factors of the explosion. Initial lawsuits filed named West Fertilizer and another supplier of AN as defendants.

In 2014, EDC and LSB were named as defendants, together with other AN manufacturers and brokers that arranged the transport and delivery of AN to West Fertilizer, in the case styled City of West, Texas vs. CF Industries, Inc., et al., in the District Court of McLennan County, Texas. The plaintiffs allege, among other things, that LSB and EDC were negligent in the production and marketing of fertilizer products sold to West Fertilizer, resulting in death, personal injury and property damage. EDC retained a firm specializing in cause and origin investigations with particular experience with fertilizer facilities, to assist EDC in its own investigation. LSB and EDC placed its liability insurance carrier on notice, and the carrier is handling the defense for LSB and EDC concerning this matter.

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Unaudited)

5. Commitments and Contingencies (continued)

Our product liability insurance policies have aggregate limits of general liability totaling $100 million, with a self-insured retention of $250,000, which retention limit has been met relating to the West Fertilizer matter. In 2015, the trial court dismissed plaintiff's negligence claims against us, and EDC based on a duty to inspect but allowed the plaintiffs to proceed on claims for design defect and failure to warn.

Subsequently, we and EDC have entered into confidential settlement agreements (with approval of our insurance carriers) with severalplaintiffs that had claimed wrongful death and bodily injury and insurance companies asserting subrogation claims for damages from the explosion. While these settlements resolve the claims of a number of the claimants in this matter, we continue to be party to litigation related to the explosion. We continue to defend these lawsuits vigorously and we are unable to estimate a possible range of loss at this time if there is an adverse outcome in this matter as to EDC. As of June 30, 2021, no liability reserve has been established in connection with this matter, except for the unpaid portion of the settlement agreements discussed above.

In 2015, we and EDA received formal written notice from Global Industrial, Inc. ('Global') of Global's intention to assert mechanic liens for labor, service, or materials furnished under certain subcontract agreements for the improvement of the new ammonia plant ('Ammonia Plant') at our El Dorado Facility. Global was a subcontractor of Leidos Constructors, LLC ('Leidos'), the general contractor for EDA for the construction for the Ammonia Plant. Leidos terminated the services of Global with respect to their work performed at our El Dorado Facility.

LSB and EDA are pursuing the recovery of any damage or loss caused by Global's work performed through their contract with Leidos at our El Dorado Facility. In March 2016, EDC and LSB were served a summons in a case styled Global Industrial, Inc. d/b/a Global Turnaround vs. Leidos Constructors,LLC et al., in the Circuit court of Union County, Arkansas, wherein Global sought damages under breach of contract and other claims. At the time of the summons, our accounts payable included invoices totaling approximately $3.5million related to the claims asserted by Global but such invoices were not approved by Leidos for payment. We have requested indemnification from Leidos under the terms of our contracts, which they have denied. As a result, we are seeking reimbursement of legal expenses from Leidos under our contracts. We also seek damages from Leidos for their wrongdoing during the expansion, including breach of contract, fraud, professional negligence, and gross negligence.

During 2018, the court bifurcated the case into: (1) Global's claims against Leidos and LSB, and (2) the cross-claims between Leidos and LSB. Part (1) of the case was tried in the court. In March 2020, the court rendered an interim judgment and issued its final judgment in April 2020. In summary, the judgment awarded Global (i) approximately $7.4 million (including the $3.5 million discussed above) for labor, service, and materials furnished relating to the Ammonia Plant, (ii) approximately $1.3 million for prejudgment interest, and (iii) a claim of lien on certain property and the foreclosure of the lien to satisfy these obligations. In addition, post-judgment interest will accrue at the annual rate of 4.25% untilpaid. During the first six months of 2020, this judgment impacted our condensed consolidated statement of operations as follows:

additional depreciation expense of $0.5 million classified as cost of sales; and

prejudgment and post-judgment interest expense totaling $1.4million.

We have filed a notice of intent to appeal, and the court entered a stay of the judgment pending appeal.

LSB intends to vigorously prosecute its claims against Leidos and vigorously contest the cross-claims in Part (2) of the matter. Due to the impact from the COVID-19 pandemic, the trial date for Part (2) of the matter has been delayed and we are awaiting a new trial date.

No liability was established at June 30, 2021, or December 31, 2020, in connection with the cross-claims in Part (2) of the matter, except for certain invoices held in accounts payable.

We are also involved in various other claims and legal actions (including matters involving gain contingencies). It is possible that the actual future development of claims could be different from our estimates but, after consultation with legal counsel, we believe that changes in our estimates will not have a material effect on our business, financial condition, results of operations or cash flows.

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Unaudited)

6. Derivatives, Hedges and Financial Instruments

For the periods presented, the following significant instruments are accounted for on a fair value basis:

Natural Gas Contracts

Periodically, we entered into certain forward natural gas contracts ('natural gas contracts'), which are accounted for on a mark-to-market basis. We are utilizing these natural gas contracts as economic hedges for risk management purposes but are not designated as hedging instruments. At December 31, 2020, our natural gas contracts included 7.3 million MMBtu of natural gas, that extended through December 2021, but these contracts were settled during the first quarter of 2021, primarily due to the weather event discussed in Note 5. At June 30, 2021, we had no outstanding natural gas contracts. The valuations of the natural gas contracts are classified as Level 2. At December 31, 2020, the valuation inputs included the contractual weighted-average cost of $2.65 per MMBtu and the weighted-average market value of $2.49 per MMBtu.

For the six months ended June 30, 2021, we recognized a gain of $2.7 million (including a realized gain of $1.5 million), all of which was recognized in the first quarter. For the three and six months ended June 30, 2020, we recognized a minimal gain and a loss of $0.7, respectively. The gain is classified as a reduction of cost of sales and the loss is classified as cost of sales.

Embedded Derivative

As discussed in Note 8, certain embedded features ('embedded derivative') relating to the redemption of the Series E Redeemable Preferred, which includes certain contingent redemption features and the participation rights value have been bifurcated from the Series E Redeemable Preferred and recorded as a liability. At June 30, 2021, and December 31, 2020, we estimate that the contingent redemption features have fair value since we estimate that a portion of the shares of this preferred stock would be redeemed prior to October 25, 2023. For certain other embedded features, we estimated no fair value based on our assessment that there is a remote probability that these features will be exercised.

The fair value of the embedded derivative was valued using discounted cash flow models and primarily based on the difference in the present value of estimated future cash flows with no redemptions prior to October 25, 2023, compared to certain estimated redemptions during the same period and applying the effective dividend rate of the Series E Redeemable Preferred. In addition, at June 30, 2021, and December 31, 2020, the fair value of the embedded derivative included the valuation of the participation rights, which was based on the equivalent of 303,646 shares of our common stock at $6.05 and$3.39 per share, respectively.

The valuations of the embedded derivative are classified as Level 3. This derivative is valued using market information, management's redemption assumptions, the underlying number of shares as defined in the terms of the Series E Redeemable Preferred, and the market price of our common stock.

For the three months ended June 30, 2021, and 2020, we recognized an unrealized loss of approximately $0.7 million and an unrealized gain of approximately $0.1 million, respectively, due to the change in fair value of the embedded derivative. For the six months ended June 30, 2021, and 2020, we recognized an unrealized loss of approximately $1.2 million and an unrealized gain of approximately $0.8 million, respectively, due to the change in fair value of the embedded derivative. The unrealized gain and loss are included in non-operating other income and expense.

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(Unaudited)

6.Derivatives, Hedges and Financial Instruments (continued)

The following details our assets and liabilities that are measured at fair value on a recurring basis at June 30, 2021, and December 31, 2020:

Fair Value Measurements at

June 30, 2021 Using

Description

Total Fair

Value at

June 30,

2021

Quoted Prices

in Active

Markets for

Identical

Contracts

(Level 1)

Significant

Other

Observable

Inputs

(Level 2)

Significant

Unobservable

Inputs

(Level 3)(1)

Total Fair

Value at

December 31,

2020

(In Thousands)

Assets - Supplies, prepaid items and other:

Natural gas contracts

$

-

$

-

$

-

$

-

$

80

Total

$

-

$

-

$

-

$

-

$

80

Liabilities - Current and noncurrent accrued and

other liabilities:

Natural gas contracts

$

-

$

-

$

-

$

-

$

1,285

Embedded derivative

$

2,181

$

-

$

-

$

2,181

$

1,029

Total

$

2,181

$

-

$

-

$

2,181

$

2,314

(1)

There was no Level 3 transfer activity for the six months ended June 30, 2021.

7. Income Taxes

Benefit for income taxes is as follows:

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

June 30,

June 30,

2021

2020

2021

2020

(In Thousands)

Current:

Federal

$

-

$

-

$

-

$

-

State

(175

)

(12

)

(462

)

23

Total Current

$

(175

)

$

(12

)

$

(462

)

$

23

Deferred:

Federal

$

(57

)

$

(1,138

)

$

(136

)

$

(1,891

)

State

(16

)

(149

)

392

230

Total Deferred

$

(73

)

$

(1,287

)

$

256

$

(1,661

)

Benefit for income taxes

$

(248

)

$

(1,299

)

$

(206

)

$

(1,638

)

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LSB INDUSTRIES, INC.

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Unaudited)

7. Income Taxes(continued)

For the three and six months ended June 30, 2021, and 2020, the current provision (benefit) for state income taxes shown above includes regular state income tax, provisions for uncertain state income tax positions, the impact of state tax law changes and other similar adjustments.

Our estimated annual effective tax rate for 2021 includes the impact of permanent tax differences including but not limited to PPP loan forgiveness, limits on deductible compensation, state tax law changes, and valuation allowances.

We considered both positive and negative evidence in our determination of the need for valuation allowances for deferred tax assets. Information evaluated includes our financial position and results of operations for the current and preceding years, the availability of deferred tax liabilities and tax carrybacks, as well as an evaluation of currently available information about future years. Valuation allowances are reflective of our quarterly analysis of the four sources of taxable income, including the calculation of the reversal of existing tax assets and liabilities, the impact of financing activities and our quarterly results. Based on our analysis, we currently believe that it is more-likely-than-not that a portion of our federal deferred tax assets will not be able to be utilized and we estimate the valuation allowance to be recorded during 2021 to be approximately $3.0 million. We have also determined it is more-likely-than-not that a portion of our state deferred tax assets will not be able to be utilized. However, we estimate a reduction in the related valuation allowance associated with these state deferred tax assets to be recorded during 2021 will be approximately $4.4 million.

We will continue to evaluate both the positive and negative evidence on a quarterly basis in determining the need for a valuation allowance with respect to our deferred tax assets. Changes in positive and negative evidence, including differences between estimated and actual results, could result in changes in the valuation of our deferred tax assets that could have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements. Changes in existing tax laws could also affect actual tax results and the realization of deferred tax assets over time.

The tax benefit for the six months ended June 30, 2021 was $0.2 million (2% benefit on pre-tax income) and the tax benefit for the six months ended June 30, 2020, was $1.6 million (8% benefit on pre-tax loss). For both periods, the effective tax rate is less than the statutory tax rate primarily due to the impact of the valuation allowances.

LSB and certain of its subsidiaries file income tax returns in the U.S. federal jurisdiction and various state jurisdictions. With few exceptions, the 2017-2020 years remain open for all purposes of examination by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service and other major tax jurisdictions. Additionally, the 2013-2016 years remain subject to examination for determining the amount of net operating loss and other carryforwards.

8. Redeemable Preferred Stocks

Series E and Series F Redeemable Preferred

As of June 30, 2021, the Series E Redeemable Preferred had a 14.5% annual dividend rate and a participating right in dividends and liquidating distributions equal to 303,646 shares of common stock (participation rights value). Dividends accrue semi-annually in arrears and are compounded. Pursuant to the terms of the Series E Redeemable Preferred, the annual dividend rate will increase (a) by an additional 0.50% in April 2022 and (b) by an additional 1.0% in April 2023. The Series E Redeemable Preferred contains redemption features and a participation rights value that are being accounted for as derivative instruments and have been bifurcated from the Series E Redeemable Preferred as discussed in Note 6. Also, see discussion in Note 12 - Subsequent Events.

As of June 30, 2021, the Series F Redeemable Preferred has voting rights to vote as a single class on all matters which the common stock have the right to vote and is entitled to a number of votes equal to 456,225 shares of our common stock.

Changes in our Series E and Series F Redeemable Preferred are as follows:

Series E Redeemable Preferred

Shares

Amount

(Dollars In Thousands)

Balance at December 31, 2020

139,768

$

272,101

Accretion relating to liquidation preference on

preferred stock

-

547

Accretion for discount and issuance costs on

preferred stock

-

477

Accumulated dividends

-

19,724

Balance at June 30, 2021

139,768

$

292,849

9. Net Sales

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LSB INDUSTRIES, INC.

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Unaudited)

Disaggregated Net Sales

As discussed in Note 1, we primarily derive our revenues from the sales of various chemical products. The following table presents our net sales disaggregated by our principal markets, which disaggregation is consistent with other financial information utilized or provided outside of our condensed consolidated financial statements:

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

June 30,

June 30,

2021

2020

2021

2020

(In Thousands)

Net sales:

Agricultural products

$

66,508

$

64,997

$

111,421

$

106,455

Industrial acids and other chemical products

60,608

29,559

100,883

64,765

Mining products

13,580

10,477

26,508

17,224

Total net sales

$

140,696

$

105,033

$

238,812

$

188,444

Other Information

Although most of our contracts have an original expected duration of one year or less, for our contracts with a duration greater than one year at contract inception, the average remaining expected duration was approximately 15 months at June 30, 2021.

Liabilities associated with contracts with customers (contract liabilities) primarily relate to deferred revenue and customer deposits associated with cash payments received in advance from customers for volume shortfall charges and product shipments. We had approximately $1.2 million and $2.5 million of contract liabilities as of June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively. For the three and six months ended June 30, 2021, revenues of $1.0 million and $1.6 million, respectively, were recognized and included in the balance at the beginning of the respective period. For the three and six months ended June 30, 2020, revenues of $1.5 million and $1.0 million, respectively, were recognized and included in the balance at the beginning of the respective period.

10. Related Party Transactions

As of June 30, 2021, we have three separate outstanding financing arrangements with an affiliate of LSB Funding as discussed in footnotes (D), (E) and (F) of Note 4. Also, an affiliate of LSB Funding holds $50 million of our Senior Secured Notes discussed in footnote (B) of Note 4. In addition, LSB Funding holds all outstanding shares of the Series E and Series F Redeemable Preferred discussed in Note 8. Also, see discussion in Note 12 - Subsequent Events.

The Golsen Holders and an immediate family member hold all outstanding shares of the Series B Preferred and Series D Preferred, which accumulated dividends on such shares totaled approximately $1.7 million at June 30, 2021.

11. Supplemental Cash Flow Information

The following provides additional information relating to cash flow activities:

Six Months Ended

June 30,

2021

2020

(In Thousands)

Cash refunds for:

Income taxes, net

$

(183

)

$

(319

)

Noncash continuing investing and financing activities:

Accounts receivable, supplies, other assets, accounts

payable and accrued liabilities associated with additions

of property, plant and equipment

$

15,484

$

11,152

Dividends accrued on Series E Redeemable Preferred

$

19,724

$

16,996

Accounts payable associated with financing professional fees

$

1,916

$

-

Accretion of Series E Redeemable Preferred

$

1,024

$

1,009

Extinguishment of PPP loan

$

10,000

$

-

12. Subsequent Events

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LSB INDUSTRIES, INC.

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Unaudited)

On July 19, 2021, we entered into a Securities Exchange Agreement (the 'Exchange Agreement') with LSB Funding LLC (the 'Holder'), an affiliate of Eldridge. Pursuant to the terms of the Exchange Agreement, the Holder has agreed with us to exchange all of the shares of our Series E and Series F Redeemable Preferred Stock held by it for shares of our common stock. Under the terms of the Exchange Agreement, LSB would exchange, at the closing, approximately $300 million of preferred stock held by Eldridge into an equivalent value of our common stock based on an exchange price of $6.16, which is equal to the 30-day volume weighted average price as of the date of the Exchange Agreement. In connection with the transaction, our common stockholders will receive a special dividend in the form of 0.30 shares of our common stock for every share owned as of the record date and any such amount received by the Holder will reduce the exchange consideration otherwise payable under the Exchange Agreement. Completion of the exchange transaction is subject to a number of customary closing conditions, including receipt of stockholder approval from the holders of a majority of the shares of our outstanding common stock not held by Eldridge or any of its affiliates. This summary description of the Exchange Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Exchange Agreement included as exhibit 10.2 in this Form 10-Q.

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

The following Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations ('MD&A') should be read in conjunction with a review of the other Items included in this Form 10-Q and our June 30, 2021condensed consolidated financial statements included elsewhere in this report.A reference to a 'Note' relates to a note in the accompanying notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements. This MD&A reflects our operating results, unless otherwise noted. Certain statements contained in this MD&A may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. See 'Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements.'

Overview

General

LSB is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells chemical products for the agricultural, mining, and industrial markets. We own and operate facilities in Cherokee, Alabama, El Dorado, Arkansas and Pryor, Oklahoma, and operate a facility on behalf of a global chemical company in Baytown, Texas. Our products are sold through distributors and directly to end customers primarily throughout the U.S. and parts of Mexico and Canada.

Key Operating Initiatives for 2021

We believe our future results of operations and financial condition will depend significantly on our ability to successfully implement the following key initiatives:

Continue Focusing on Becoming a 'Best in Class' Chemical Plant Operator with Respect to Safe, Reliable Operations that Produce the Highest Quality Products.

We believe that high safety standards are critical and a precursor to improved plant performance. With that in mind, we have implemented and are currently managing enhanced safety programs at our facilities that focus on improving our safety culture, which will reduce risks and improve our safety performance.

We have several initiatives underway that we believe will improve the overall reliability of our plants and allow us to produce more products for sale while lowering our cost of production. Those initiatives are focused on, operations excellence through enhancements in the operating procedure program, asset health monitoring optimization and asset care excellence maintenance programs, and product quality programs focused on providing products to the customer that meet the highest quality standards.

Continue Broadening the Distribution of our Products. To further leverage our plants current production capacity, we are continuing to expand the distribution of our industrial and mining products by partnering with customers to take product into different markets both within and outside the U.S.

In October 2020, we announced a new long-term nitric acid supply contract with a customer. Under the agreement, we agreed to supply between 70,000 to 100,000 tons of nitric acid per year, with sales beginning in January 2021. This contract advances our focus to leverage underutilized nitric acid production capacity at our El Dorado Facility.

We also executed a new contract to capture and sell carbon dioxide out of our El Dorado Facility, where our customer is building a guest plant. We expect to begin sales under this agreement in the fourth quarter of 2021.

Additionally, early in the second quarter of 2020, we completed a key storage project that is allowing us to further maximize our production of HDAN at our El Dorado Facility, which has, and we expect will continue to enable us to achieve higher production, a lower cost per ton and increased sales of that product during periods of more attractive pricing.

Development of a Strategy to Capitalize on Ammonia Opportunities in a Renewable Energy Focused Economy.As there is a heightened global focus on significantly increasing the use of renewable energy to reduce carbon emissions, we are currently developing a strategy to enter the market for low-carbon or no carbon ammonia, a rapidly emerging trend referred to as 'blue-green ammonia.' Many studies have shown that ammonia is the best carrier for hydrogen, given higher energy content and relative ease of storage via hydrogen gas. Ammonia can also be used as zero carbon fuel in the maritime sector, a carbon free fertilizer and as a coal substitute in energy constrained countries. If ammonia were to be used for energy consumption globally, this would equate to five times the amount of current global annual production of ammonia, or approximately 50 times the current seaborne trade. We believe we are well-placed to partake in this opportunity given our ability to retrofit our existing plants rather than investing in greenfield projects, thereby reducing the time to market and the upfront capital expenditures, which will help the overall economics.

Improve Our Capital Structure and Overall Cost of Capital. In July 2021, we signed a definitive agreement with LSB Funding (the 'Holder'), an affiliate of Eldridge, to exchange the shares of LSB Series E and Series F Redeemable Preferred Stock held by the Holder for shares of LSB common stock. We believe the exchange will relieve the Company and our common

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stockholders from the expensive, compounding burden of the preferred stock dividend, improving the current capital structure and, when combined with favorable credit markets, may enable us to refinance our senior secured notes on more favorable terms than our current senior secured notes. Additionally, we believe that consummation of the exchange transaction would provide us with the financial flexibility needed to grow our business organically and through strategic mergers and acquisitions, while maintaining our significant federal net operating losses. Please refer to 'Recent Business Developments' below for further information.

Evaluate Acquisitions of Strategic Assets or Companies. We are evaluating opportunities to acquire strategic assets or companies, mergers with other companies and investment in additional production capacity where we believe those acquisitions, mergers or expansion of production capacity will enhance the value of the Company and provide appropriate returns.

We may not successfully implement any or all of these initiatives. Even if we successfully implement the initiatives, they may not achieve the results that we expect or desire.

Recent Business Developments

Continued Improvement in Product Sales

Driven by several supply and demand factors, selling prices for all of our major products improved during the second quarter of 2021 compared to the same quarter of 2020. As for our agricultural business, corn prices reached an eight-year during the first half of 2021 and we are benefiting from strong farmer economics. Chinese demand for corn continues to be strong as China continues to rebuild their swine population following the swine flu, which decimated the swine population several years ago. This demand for feed is expected to remain robust as China has moved to large institutional hog farms for which the demand for feed is significant. In addition, domestic corn demand to produce ethanol continues to rebound since the second quarter of 2020 as vaccines are rolled out, stay-at-home orders are lifted and demand for gasoline continues to improve. As corn prices increased, pricing for fertilizers followed suit as growers sought to apply more fertilizer to increase yields. Also entering into the second quarter of 2021, the supply of nitrogen products in the U.S. was tight due to winter storm Uri and the resultant severe cold weather experienced in many areas of the U.S. that caused many nitrogen producers to idle their plants during February 2021. Additionally, wet weather across the Midwest and Southern Plains regions in May has resulted in the spring planting season extending into July and that combined with other factors discussed above has led to continued strong pricing thus far in July that is expected to continue throughout 2021 and into 2022. However, improvements in fertilizer demand and pricing are being somewhat tempered by higher natural gas costs thus far in 2021 as compared to 2020.

As for our industrial and mining products, selling prices continued to improve as the supply of ammonia remained tight due to strong global demand, curtailed regional supply from the winter storm Uri, numerous global unplanned outages and lower than expected product imports. As a result, the Tampa Ammonia benchmark price increased, which in turn, increased our selling prices as many of our industrial contracts are indexed to this benchmark price. In addition, sales of nitric acid increased pursuant to the new long-term nitric acid supply contract discussed above. Also, demand for our mining products continued to improve due to increased mining activities.

See a more detailed discussion below under 'Key Industry Factors.'

PPP Loan Forgiven

In April 2020, we entered into a federally guaranteed PPP loan for $10 million with a lender pursuant to a new loan program through the SBA as the result of the PPP established by the CARES Act and amended by the PPP Flexibility Act of 2020. We have used all of the proceeds from the PPP loan for payroll, rent, utilities, and other specified costs that qualify for loan forgiveness. In April 2021, we submitted the PPP loan forgiveness application to the lender. In June 2021, the PPP loan was fully forgiven by the SBA and lender. As a result, we recognized a gain on extinguishment of debt of $10 million for the second quarter of 2021.

Planned Exchange Transaction and Special Common Stock Dividend

On July 19, 2021, we entered into a Securities Exchange Agreement (the 'Exchange Agreement') with LSB Funding LLC (the 'Holder'), an affiliate of Eldridge, to exchange the shares of Series E and Series F Redeemable Preferred Stock held by it for shares of our common stock. Under the terms of the Exchange Agreement, LSB would exchange, at the closing, approximately $300 million of preferred stock held by Eldridge into an equivalent value of our common stock based on an exchange price of $6.16, which is equal to the 30-day volume weighted average price as of the date of the Exchange Agreement. In connection with the transaction, our common stockholders will receive a special dividend in the form of 0.30 shares of our common stock for every share owned as of the record date and any such amount received by the Holder will reduce the exchange consideration otherwise payable under the Exchange Agreement.

Completion of the exchange transaction is subject to a number of customary closing conditions, including receipt of stockholder approval from the holders of a majority of the shares of our outstanding common stock not held by Eldridge or any of its affiliates. We expect to file a preliminary proxy for a special meeting of stockholders and deliver additional information related to the special

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meeting to stockholdersin the near term. Results of the stockholder vote will be tabulated at the special meeting of stockholders expected to be held in the third quarter of 2021.

Key Industry Factors

Supply and Demand

Agricultural

Sales of our agricultural products were approximately 47% ofour total net sales for the second quarter of 2021. The price at which our agricultural products are ultimately sold depends on numerous factors, including the supply and demand for nitrogen fertilizers which, in turn, depends upon world grain demand and production levels, the cost and availability of transportation and storage, weather conditions, competitive pricing and the availability of imports. Additionally, expansions or upgrades of competitors' facilities and international and domestic political and economic developments continue to play an important role in the global nitrogen fertilizer industry economics, including the impact from the Phase 1 trade agreement between the U.S. and China. These factors can affect, in addition to selling prices, the level of inventories in the market which can cause price volatility and affect product margins.

From a farmer's perspective, the demand for fertilizer is affected by the aggregate crop planting decisions and fertilizer application rate decisions of individual farmers. Individual farmers make planting decisions based largely on prospective profitability of a harvest, while the specific varieties and amounts of fertilizer they apply depend on factors such as their financial resources, soil conditions, weather patterns and the types of crops planted.

Additionally, changes in corn prices, as well as soybean, cotton and wheat prices, can affect the number of acres of corn planted in a given year, and the number of acres planted will drive the level of nitrogen fertilizer consumption, likely affecting prices.

According to the June 2021 USDA annual Acreage Report, farmers intend to plant 93 million acres of corn in 2021, up 2 percent compared to the 2020 planting season. As it relates to the 2022 Crop as noted in the table below, the USDA estimates the U.S. ending stocks will be approximately 36 million metric tons, a 32% increase from the current estimate for the 2021 Crop. The UDSA also is estimating a record yield for the 2022 Crop up approximately 4% from a year ago.

The following July 2021 estimates are associated with the corn market:

2022 Crop

2021 Crop

2020 Crop

(2021 Harvest)

(2020 Harvest)

Percentage

(2019 Harvest)

Percentage

July Report (1)

July Report (1)

Change (2)

July Report (1)

Change (3)

U.S. Area Planted (Million acres)

92.7

90.8

2.1

%

89.7

3.3

%

U.S. Yield per Acre (Bushels)

179.5

172.0

4.4

%

167.5

7.2

%

U.S. Production (Million bushels)

15,165

14,182

6.9

%

13,620

11.3

%

U.S. Ending Stocks (Million metric tons)

36.4

27.5

32.4

%

48.8

(25.4

%)

World Ending Stocks (Million metric tons)

291.2

279.9

4.0

%

305.5

(4.7

%)

1.

Information obtained from WASDE reports dated July 12, 2021 ('July Report') for the 2021/2022 ('2022 Crop'), 2020/2021 ('2021 Crop') and 2019/2020 ('2020 Crop') corn marketing years. The marketing year is the twelve-month period during which a crop normally is marketed. For example, the marketing year for the current corn crop is from September 1 of the current year to August 31 of the next year. The year begins at the harvest and continues until just before harvest of the following year.

2.

Represents the percentage change between the 2022 Crop amounts compared to the 2021 Crop amounts.

3.

Represents the percentage change between the 2022 Crop amounts compared to the 2020 Crop amounts.

From a demand perspective for 2021, since the USDA has significantly decreased ending corn stocks for the 2021 Crop and only slightly increased the number corn acres to be planted, coupled with increasing export volumes primarily to China, drought conditions for certain areas in South America and the western U.S., ethanol use returning to pre-pandemic levels and favorable 2020 grower income, corn prices during the second quarter elevated to prices not seen in eight years and projected corn prices for the remainder of 2021 continue to be strong compared to the second half of 2020, which has had a positive impact on fertilizer demand and prices.

Most gasoline has 10% ethanol content. Ethanol is commonly made from corn and ethanol production is the largest user of U.S. corn, currently representing roughly 35% of total U.S. corn demand.

The available U.S. supply of ammonia and other nitrogen products has tightened in 2021 to date, primarily as the result of higher demand for such products, in addition to the idling of many nitrogen plants in February 2021 due to the severe cold weather and ongoing industry downtime increases cause by 'hard' plant shutdowns and the lingering problems of that event.

As a result of these factors discussed above, we have experienced a price rally for fertilizers over the last several months, which we expect will continue for the remainder of 2021, compared to the same period of 2020.

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Industrialand Mining

Sales of our industrial products were approximately 43% of ourtotal net sales for the second quarter of 2021. Our industrial products sales volumes are dependent upon general economic conditions primarily in the housing, automotive, and paper industries. According to the American Chemistry Council, the U.S. economic indicators are improving and pointing towards continued improvement in the markets we serve. Our sales prices generally vary with the market price of ammonia or natural gas, as applicable, in our pricing arrangements with customers.

Sales of our mining products were approximately 10% of ourtotal net sales for the second quarter of 2021. Our mining products are LDAN and AN solution, which are primary used as AN fuel oil and specialty emulsions for usage in the quarry and the construction industries, for metals mining, and to a lesser extent, for coal. In our mining markets, our sales volumes are typically driven by changes in the overall North American consumption levels of mining products that can be impacted by weather. Metals prices continue to improve in 2021 as producers continue to extract as much as possible. This improvement includes an increase in copper mining, driven primarily by demand for electric vehicles.We believe our plants are well located to support the more stable quarry and construction industries and the metals mining industries.

Natural Gas Prices

Natural gas is the primary feedstock used to produce nitrogen fertilizers at our manufacturing facilities. In recent years, U.S. natural gas reserves have increased significantly due to, among other factors, advances in extracting shale gas, which has reduced and stabilized natural gas prices, providing North America with a cost advantage over certain imports. As a result, our competitive position and that of other North American nitrogen fertilizer producers has been positively affected.

We historically have purchased natural gas either on the spot market, through forward purchase contracts, or a combination of both and have used forward purchase contracts to lock in pricing for a portion of our natural gas requirements. These forward purchase contracts are generally either fixed-price or index-price, short-term in nature and for a fixed supply quantity. We are able to purchase natural gas at competitive prices due to our connections to large distribution systems and their proximity to interstate pipeline systems.The following table shows the volume of natural gas we purchased and the average cost per MMBtu:

Three Months Ended

June 30,

2021

2020

Natural gas volumes (MMBtu in millions)

7.5

7.4

Natural gas average cost per MMBtu

$

2.78

$

1.81

Transportation Costs

Costs for transporting nitrogen-based products can be significant relative to their selling price. For example, ammonia is a hazardous gas at ambient temperatures and must be transported in specialized equipment, which is more expensive than other forms of nitrogen fertilizers. In recent years, a significant amount of the ammonia consumed annually in the U.S. was imported. Therefore, nitrogen fertilizers prices in the U.S. are influenced by the cost to transport product from exporting countries, giving domestic producers who transport shorter distances an advantage. However, we continue to evaluate the recent rising costs of rail and truck freight domestically. Since the Magellan ammonia pipeline was permanently shut down in 2020, certain Oklahoma and Texas producers that relied on the pipeline to transport their ammonia are relying on other transportation modes, primarily trucks, but also rail and barge transport. As a result of increases in demand for trucks to transport ammonia, primarily during the spring and fall planting seasons, higher transportation costs have and could continue to impact our margins, if we were unable to fully pass through these costs to our customers. As a result, we continue to evaluate supply chain efficiencies to reduce or counter the impact of higher logistics costs.

Key Operational Factors

Facility Reliability

Consistent, reliable and safe operations at our chemical plants are critical to our financial performance and results of operations. The financial effects of planned downtime at our plants, including Turnarounds (primarily associated with our ammonia plants), is mitigated through a diligent planning process that considers the availability of resources to perform the needed maintenance and other factors. Unplanned downtime of our plants typically results in lost contribution margin from lost sales of our products, lost fixed cost absorption from lower production of our products and increased costs related to repairs and maintenance. All Turnarounds result in lost contribution margin from lost sales of our products, lost fixed cost absorption from lower production of our products, and increased costs related to repairs and maintenance, which repair, and maintenance costs are expensed as incurred.

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Our Cherokee Facility is currently on a three-year ammonia plant Turnaround cycle with the next ammonia plant Turnaround planned in the third quarterof 2021.

Our El Dorado and Pryor Facilities are currently on a three-year ammonia plant Turnaround cycle with both currently scheduled for their next ammonia plant Turnarounds in the third quarter of 2022.

Ammonia Production

Ammonia is the basic product used to produce all of our upgraded products. The ammonia production rates of our plants affect the total cost per ton of each product produced and the overall sales of our products.

For 2021, we are targeting total ammonia production of approximately 810,000 tons to 830,000 tons despite a 30-day Turnaround at our Cherokee Facility, which will lower ammonia production during the third quarter by approximately 15,000 tons.

We believe that our focus on continuous improvement in reliability as discussed in key operating initiatives will result in year over year improvement in ammonia production for 2021.

Forward Sales Contracts

We use forward sales of our fertilizer products to optimize our asset utilization, planning process and production scheduling. These sales are made by offering customers the opportunity to purchase product on a forward basis at prices and delivery dates that are agreed upon, with dates typically occurring within 12 months. We use this program to varying degrees during the year depending on market conditions and our view of changing price environments. Fixing the selling prices of our products months in advance of their ultimate delivery to customers typically causes our reported selling prices and margins to differ from spot market prices and margins available at the time of shipment.

Consolidated Results of the Second Quarter of 2021

Our consolidated net sales for the second quarter of 2021 were $140.7 million compared to $105.0 million for the same period in 2020. Our consolidated operating income was $26.5 million compared to $10.7 million for the same period in 2020. The items impacting our operating results are discussed in more detail below and under 'Results of Operations.'

Items Affecting Comparability of Results of the Second Quarter

Selling Prices

For the second quarter of 2021, average agricultural selling prices for our ammonia, UAN and HDAN increased 60%, 50% and 20%, respectively, compared to the second quarter of 2020. As discussed above under 'Recent Business Developments,' increased demand, higher corn prices and tighter supplies of nitrogen products contributed to the improved pricing.

For the second quarter of 2021, average industrial selling prices for most of our products were higher compared to the same period of 2020, primarily driven by the $311 per metric ton increase in the Tampa Ammonia benchmark price, as many of our industrial contracts are indexed to the Tampa Ammonia benchmark price.

Gain on Extinguishment of Debt - PPP Loan Forgiven (2021 only)

As discussed above under 'Recent Business Developments,'in June 2021, the PPP loan was fully forgiven by the SBA and lender. As a result, we recognized a gain on extinguishment of debt of $10 million during the second quarter of 2021.

Settlements with Certain Vendors (2020 only)

During the second quarter of 2020, EDC and certain vendors mediated settlements for EDC to recover certain costs associated with a nitric acid plant at our El Dorado Facility. The construction of this plant was completed and began production in 2016. As a result, a recovery from these settlements was recognized, which included approximately $5.7 million classified as a reduction to cost of sales.

Results of Operations

The following Results of Operations should be read in conjunction with our condensed consolidated financial statements for the three and six months ended June 30, 2021 and 2020 and accompanying notes and the discussions under 'Overview' and 'Liquidity and Capital Resources' included in this MD&A.

We present the following information about our results of operations. Net sales to unaffiliated customers are reported in the condensed consolidated financial statements and gross profit represents net sales less cost of sales. Net sales are reported on a gross basis with the cost of freight being recorded in cost of sales.

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Three Months Ended June 30, 2021Compared to Three Months Ended June 30, 2020

The following table contains certain financial information:

Three Months Ended

June 30,

Percentage

2021

2020

Change

Change

(Dollars In Thousands)

Net sales:

Agricultural products

$

66,508

$

64,997

$

1,511

2

%

Industrial and mining products

74,188

40,036

34,152

85

%

Total net sales

$

140,696

$

105,033

$

35,663

34

%

Gross profit:

Adjusted gross profit (1)

$

52,656

$

30,328

$

22,328

74

%

Depreciation and amortization (2)

(16,941

)

(16,960

)

19

-

%

Turnaround expense

(707

)

(11

)

(696

)

Recovery from settlements with certain vendors (3)

-

5,664

(5,664

)

Total gross profit

35,008

19,021

15,987

84

%

Selling, general and administrative expense

8,545

8,504

41

-

%

Other expense (income), net

6

(167

)

173

Operating income

26,457

10,684

15,773

148

%

Interest expense, net

12,290

12,476

(186

)

(1

)%

Gain on extinguishment of debt

(10,000

)

-

(10,000

)

Non-operating other expense (income), net

745

(128

)

873

Benefit for income taxes

(248

)

(1,299

)

1,051

Net income (loss)

$

23,670

$

(365

)

$

24,035

Other information:

Gross profit percentage (4)

24.9

%

18.1

%

6.8

%

Adjusted gross profit percentage (4)

37.4

%

28.9

%

8.5

%

Property, plant and equipment expenditures

$

8,716

$

7,216

$

1,500

21

%

(1)

Represents a non-GAAP measure since the amount excludes unallocated depreciation, amortization, Turnaround expenses and a recovery from settlements.

(2)

Represents amount classified as cost of sales.

(3)

See discussion above under 'Items Affecting Comparability of Results of the Second Quarter.'

(4)

As a percentage of the total net sales.

The following tables provide key operating metrics for the agricultural products:

Three Months Ended

June 30,

Percentage

Product (tons sold)

2021

2020

Change

Change

UAN

121,995

111,860

10,135

9

%

HDAN

76,539

128,018

(51,479

)

(40

)%

Ammonia

17,038

28,383

(11,345

)

(40

)%

Other

6,628

9,257

(2,629

)

(28

)%

Total

222,200

277,518

(55,318

)

(20

)%

Three Months Ended

June 30,

Percentage

Gross Average Selling Prices (price per ton)

2021

2020

Change

Change

UAN

$

245

$

163

$

82

50

%

HDAN

$

314

$

261

$

53

20

%

Ammonia

$

408

$

255

$

153

60

%

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With respect to sales of industrial and mining products, the following table indicates key operating metricsof our major products:

Three Months Ended

June 30,

Percentage

Product (tons sold)

2021

2020

Change

Change

Ammonia

67,503

62,108

5,395

9

%

AN, Nitric Acid and Other

118,327

72,990

45,337

62

%

Total

185,830

135,098

50,732

38

%

Tampa Ammonia Benchmark (price per metric ton)

$

545

$

234

$

311

133

%

Net Sales

Net sales of our agricultural products increased during the second quarter of 2021 compared to the prior year period driven by stronger pricing for UAN, ammonia and HDAN. Partially offsetting the benefit of stronger pricing was the lingering impact from winter storm Uri in February 2021. Our El Dorado and Pryor Facilities were shut down as our natural gas supply was curtailed during the very cold weather conditions that were experienced throughout the central U.S. These shutdowns, resulted in a drawdown of inventory, particularly of HDAN, given increased sales during the first quarter of 2021, reducing our inventory available for sale in the second quarter of 2021. Also depressing agricultural volumes during the second quarter of 2021 was the impact of wet weather across the Southern Plains throughout much of May delaying the application of fertilizer products. As a result, we are seeing an extension of the season into July given early season weather issues. Agricultural sales were also impacted by a shift in product mix as we continue our focus on the industrial products business.

Net sales of our industrial and mining products increased as a result of higher pricing related to a rise in the Tampa ammonia benchmark price, to which many of our industrial contracts are tied. Also benefitting industrial sales was the ramp up of a new nitric acid offtake agreement along with the continued recovery of demand from several key end markets including automotive, home building quarry and construction, precious metals mining and power generation, which have now exceeded pre-pandemic demand levels.

Gross Profit

As noted in the table above, we recognized a gross profit of $35 million for the second quarter of 2021 compared to $19 million for the same period in 2020, or a $16 million improvement. Overall, our gross profit percentage was 24.9% compared to 18.1% for the same period in 2020. Our adjusted gross profit percentage increased to 37.4% for the second quarter of 2021 from 28.9% for the second quarter of 2020.

The increase in gross profit was primarily driven by higher sales prices for our products coupled with increased sales volume of upgraded industrial and mining products and UAN partially offset by lower volumes of HDAN. The improvement in gross profit was partially offset by overall higher average natural gas costs which averaged $2.78 per MMBtu for the second quarter of 2021 as compared to $1.81 per MMBtu for the second quarter of 2020. The second quarter of 2020 also included settlements with certain vendors resulting in a recovery of approximately $5.7 million.

Gain on Extinguishment of Debt - PPP Loan Forgiven

As discussed above under 'Recent Business Developments,'in June 2021, the PPP loan was fully forgiven by the SBA and lender. As a result, we recognized a gain on extinguishment of debt of $10 million for the second quarter of 2021.

Benefit for Income Taxes

The benefit for income taxes for the second quarter of 2021 was $0.2 million compared to $1.3 million for the same period of 2020. For both periods, the effective tax rate is less than the statutory rate primarily due to the impact of the PPP loan forgiveness, state tax law changes and valuation allowances. Also see discussion in Note 7.

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Six Months Ended June 30, 2021Compared to Six Month Ended June 30, 2020

The following table contains certain financial information:

Six Months Ended

June 30,

Percentage

2021

2020

Change

Change

(Dollars In Thousands)

Net sales:

Agricultural products

$

111,421

$

106,455

$

4,966

5

%

Industrial and mining products

127,391

81,989

45,402

55

%

Total net sales

$

238,812

$

188,444

$

50,368

27

%

Gross profit:

Adjusted gross profit by market (1)

$

77,596

$

50,456

$

27,140

54

%

Depreciation and amortization (2)

(33,681

)

(34,537

)

856

(2

)%

Turnaround expense

(847

)

(11

)

(836

)

Recovery from settlements with certain vendors (3)

-

5,664

(5,664

)

Total gross profit

43,068

21,572

21,496

100

%

Selling, general and administrative expense

17,338

18,510

(1,172

)

(6

)%

Other expense, net

(257

)

(635

)

378

Operating income

25,987

3,697

22,290

603

%

Interest expense, net

24,662

25,955

(1,293

)

(5

)%

Gain on extinguishment of debt

(10,000

)

-

(10,000

)

Non-operating other expense (income), net

1,140

(803

)

1,943

Benefit for income taxes

(206

)

(1,638

)

1,432

Net income (loss)

$

10,391

$

(19,817

)

$

30,208

152

%

Other information:

Gross profit percentage (4)

18.0

%

11.4

%

6.6

%

Adjusted gross profit percentage (4)

32.5

%

26.8

%

5.7

%

Property, plant and equipment expenditures

$

14,849

$

17,953

$

(3,104

)

(17

)%

(1)

Represents a non-GAAP measure since the amount excludes unallocated depreciation, amortization, Turnaround expenses, and a recovery from settlements.

(2)

Represents amount classified as cost of sales.

(3)

See discussion above under 'Items Affecting Comparability of Results of the Second Quarter.'

(4)

As a percentage of the total net sales.

The following tables provide key operating metrics for the agricultural products:

Six Months Ended

June 30,

Percentage

Product (tons sold)

2021

2020

Change

Change

UAN

231,238

226,549

4,689

2

%

HDAN

152,701

193,892

(41,191

)

(21

)%

Ammonia

39,092

48,893

(9,801

)

(20

)%

Other

9,378

12,203

(2,825

)

(23

)%

Total

432,409

481,537

(49,128

)

(10

)%

Six Months Ended

June 30,

Percentage

Gross Average Selling Prices (price per ton)

2021

2020

Change

Change

UAN

$

206

$

162

$

44

27

%

HDAN

$

275

$

253

$

22

9

%

Ammonia

$

341

$

251

$

90

36

%

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With respect to sales of industrial and mining products, the following table indicates key operating metrics of our major products:

Six Months Ended

June 30,

Percentage

Product (tons sold)

2021

2020

Change

Change

Ammonia

110,696

132,636

(21,940

)

(17

)%

AN, Nitric Acid and Other

234,492

140,424

94,068

67

%

Total

345,188

273,060

72,128

26

%

Tampa Ammonia Benchmark (price per metric ton)

$

447

$

242

$

205

85

%

Net Sales

Agricultural product sales increased driven primarily by higher sales prices for all of our agricultural products and improved UAN sales volumes partially offset by lower sales volumes of HDAN and ammonia resulting from and lower production, including ammonia, due to the February 2021 weather event), the impact of wet weather across the Southern Plains throughout much of May, which delayed the application of fertilizer products, and product mix shifts to our industrial and mining products.As discussed above under 'Recent Business Developments,' increased demand, higher corn prices and tighter supplies of nitrogen products contributed to the improved pricing.

Industrial product sales increased primarily from higher sales prices due primarily to higher Tampa Ammonia benchmark pricing and higher nitric acid sales volume due in part to sales beginning in 2021 pursuant to the new long-term nitric acid supply agreement, and product mix shifts. The average Tampa Ammonia pricing was approximately $205 per ton higher compared to the same period in 2020.

Mining products sales improved driven by primarily from increased sales volumes. Demand for mining products has improved, especially relating to metals mining as expanding electric vehicle market is driving the need for copper. Also, certain mining sales contracts are linked to natural gas indexes and as the cost of natural gas increases, the pricing for these products increase accordingly.

Gross Profit

As noted in the table above, we recognized a gross profit of $43.1 million for the first six months of 2021 compared to $21.6 million for the same period in 2020, or a $21.5 million improvement. Overall, our gross profit percentage was 18.0% compared to 11.4% for the same period in 2020. Our adjusted gross profit percentage increased to 32.5% for the first six months of 2021 from 28.6% for the first six months of 2020.

The increase in gross profit was primarily driven by higher sales prices for our products coupled with increased sales volume of upgraded industrial and mining products and UAN partially offset by lower volumes of HDAN. The improvement in gross profit was partially offset by the net impact of the February weather disruption and overall higher average natural gas costs, which averaged $2.96 per MMBtu for the first six months of 2021 as compared to $1.95 per MMBtu for the same period of 2020. The first six months of 2020 also included settlements with certain vendors resulting in a recovery of approximately $5.7 million.

Selling, General and Administrative

Our SG&A expenses were $17.3 million for the first six months of 2021, a decrease of $1.2 million compared to the same period in 2020. The net decrease was primarily driven by lower professional fees, including lower legal fees of $2.9 million associated with claims we are pursuing against Leidos, partially offset by an increase in short and long-term compensation incentives of $2.0 million.

Interest Expense, net

Interest expense for the first half of 2021 was $24.7 million compared to $26.0 million for the same period in 2020. The decrease relates primarily to the interest expense incurred during the first six months of 2020 associated with a litigation judgment discussed in footnote (B) of Note 5.

Gain on Extinguishment of Debt - PPP Loan Forgiven

As discussed above under 'Recent Business Developments,'in June 2021, the PPP loan was fully forgiven by the SBA and lender. As a result, we recognized a gain on extinguishment of debt of $10 million for the second quarter of 2021.

Non-operating Other Expense (Income), net

Non-operating other expense for the first half of 2021 was $1.1 million compared to non-operating income of $0.8 million for the same period in 2020 or a change of $1.9 million. This change primarily relates to the change in fair value of the embedded derivative included in the Series E Preferred.

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Benefit for Income Taxes

The benefit for income taxes for the first six months of 2021 was $0.2 million compared to $1.6 million for the same period in 2020. For both periods, the effective tax rate is less than the statutory rate primarily due to the impact of the PPP loan forgiveness, state tax law changes and valuation allowances. Also see discussion in Note 7.

LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES

The following table summarizes our cash flow activities for the six months ended June30:

2021

2020

Change

(In Thousands)

Net cash flows from operating activities

$

30,581

$

19,376

$

11,205

Net cash flows from investing activities

$

(14,549

)

$

(17,654

)

$

3,105

Net cash flows from financing activities

$

(14,671

)

$

32,000

$

(46,671

)

Net Cash Flow from Operating Activities

Net cash provided by operating activities was $30.6 million for first half of 2021 compared to $19.4 million for the same period of 2020, a change of $11.2 million.

For the first half of 2021, the net cash provided is the result of net income of $10.4 million plus adjustments of $33.7 million for depreciation and amortization of PP&E, other adjustments of $2.6 million less $10.0 million for a gain on extinguishment of debt, and net cash used of $6.1 million primarily from our working capital.

For the first half of 2020, the net cash provided is the result of a net loss of $19.8 million plus adjustments of $34.6 million for depreciation and amortization of PP&E and other adjustments of $2.1 million and net cash provided of $2.5 million primarily from our working capital.

Net Cash Flow from Investing Activities

Net cash used by investing activities was $14.5 million for the first half of 2021 compared to $17.7 million for the same period of 2020, a change of $3.1 million.

For the first half of 2021 and 2020, the net cash used relates primarily to expenditures for PP&E.

Net Cash Flow from Financing Activities

Net cash used by financing activities was $14.7 million for the first half of 2021 compared to net cash provided of $32.0 million for the same period of 2020, a change of $46.7 million.

For the first half of 2021, the net cash used primarily consists of payments on other long-term debt and short-term financing.

For the first half of 2020, the net cash provided primarily consists of proceeds of $30 million from our Working Capital Revolver Loan and proceeds of $12.6 million from other long-term debt partially offset by payments on other long-term debt and short-term financing of $10.5 million and payments of $0.1 million for other financing activities.

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Capitalization

The following is our total current cash, long-term debt, redeemable preferred stock and stockholders' equity:

June 30,

December 31,

2021

2020

(In Millions)

Cash and cash equivalents

$

17.6

$

16.3

Long-term debt:

Working Capital Revolver Loan

$

-

$

-

Senior Secured Notes due 2023

435.0

435.0

Secured Financing due 2023

9.2

10.7

Secured Loan Agreement due 2025

6.2

6.8

Secured Financing due 2025

26.5

28.6

Unsecured Loan Agreement due 2022

-

10.0

Secured Promissory Note due 2021

-

1.2

Other

0.4

0.5

Unamortized discount and debt issuance costs

(6.8

)

(8.6

)

Total long-term debt, including current portion, net

$

470.5

$

484.2

Series E and F redeemable preferred stock (1)

$

292.8

$

272.1

Total stockholders' equity

$

141.0

$

149.6

(1)

Liquidation preference of $297.7 million as of June 30, 2021.

See discussion above under 'Recent Business Developments - Planned Exchange Transaction and Special Common Stock Dividend.'

We currently have a revolving credit facility, our Working Capital Revolver Loan, with a borrowing base of $65 million. As of June 30, 2021, our Working Capital Revolver Loan was undrawn and had approximately $50.3 million of availability.

For the full year of 2021, we expect capital expenditures to be approximately $30 million to $35 million, which includes approximately $5 million for margin enhancement projects. The remaining capital spending is planned for reliability and maintenance capital projects.

We believe that the combination of our cash on hand, the availability on our revolving credit facility, and our cash flow from operations will be sufficient to fund our anticipated liquidity needs for the next twelve months.

Compliance with Long - Term Debt Covenants

As discussed below in Note 4, the Working Capital Revolver Loan requires, among other things, that we meet certain financial covenants. The Working Capital Revolver Loan does not include financial covenant requirements unless a defined covenant trigger event has occurred and is continuing. As of June 30, 2021, no trigger event had occurred.

Loan Agreements and Redeemable Preferred Stock

Senior Secured Notes due 2023 -LSB has $435 million aggregate principal amount of the 9.625% Senior Secured Notes currently outstanding, as discussed in footnote (B) of Note 4. Interest is to be paid semiannually on May 1st and November 1st, maturing May 1, 2023.

Secured Financing due 2023 - EDC is party to a secured financing arrangement with an affiliate of LSB Funding. Principal and interest are payable in 48 equal monthly installments with a final balloon payment of approximately $3 million due in June 2023.

Secured Loan Agreement due 2025 - EDC is party to a secured loan agreement with an affiliate of LSB Funding. Principal and interest are payable in 60 equal monthly installments through March 2025.

Secured Financing due 2025 - EDA is party to a $30 million secured financing arrangement with an affiliate of LSB Funding. Principal and interest are payable in 60 equal monthly installments with a final balloon payment of approximately $5 million due in August 2025.

Working Capital Revolver Loan - At June 30, 2021, our Working Capital Revolver Loan was undrawn and had approximately $50.3 million of availability, based on our eligible collateral, less outstanding letters of credit as of that date. Also see discussion above under 'Compliancewith Long-Term Debt Covenants.'

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Series E Redeemable Preferred -At June 30, 2021, there were 139,768 outstanding shares of Series E Redeemable Preferred and the aggregate liquidation preference (par value plus accrued dividends) was $297.7million.

See discussion above under 'Recent Business Developments - Planned Exchange Transaction and Special Common Stock Dividend.'

Capital Expenditures - First Six Months of 2021

For the first half of 2021, capital expenditures relating to PP&E were $14.8 million. The capital expenditures were funded primarily from cash and working capital.

See discussion above under 'Capitalization' for our expected capital expenditures.

Expenses Associated with Environmental Regulatory Compliance

We are subject to specific federal and state environmental compliance laws, regulations and guidelines. As a result, we incurred expenses of $1.7 million during the first six months of 2021 in connection with environmental projects. For the remainder of 2021, we expect to incur expenses ranging from $1.9 million to $2.2 million in connection with additional environmental projects. However, it is possible that the actual costs could be significantly different than our estimates.

Dividends

See discussion above under 'Recent Business Developments - Planned Exchange Transaction and Special Common Stock Dividend.'

We have not paid cash dividends on our outstanding common stock in many years, and we do not currently anticipate paying cash dividends on our outstanding common stock in the near future.

Dividends on the Series E Redeemable Preferred are cumulative and payable semi-annually (May 1 and November 1) in arrears at the annual rate of 14.5% of the liquidation value of $1,000 per share, but such annual rate will increase to 15.0% beginning in April 2022 and to 16% beginning in April 2023 as discussed in Note 8. Each share of Series E Redeemable Preferred is entitled to receive a semi-annual dividend, only when declared by our Board. In addition, dividends in arrears at the dividend date, until paid, shall compound additional dividends at the annual rate. As of June 30, 2021, the semi-annual compounded dividend is approximately $150.84 per share for the current aggregate semi-annual dividend of $21.1 million. We also must declare a dividend on the Series E Redeemable Preferred on a pro rata basis with our common stock. As long as the Purchaser holds at least 10% of the Series E Redeemable Preferred, we may not declare dividends on our common stock and other preferred stocks unless and until dividends have been declared and paid on the Series E Redeemable Preferred for the then current dividend period in cash. As of June 30, 2021, the amount of accumulated dividends on the Series E Redeemable Preferred was approximately $157.9 million.

Dividends on the Series D 6% cumulative convertible Class C preferred stock (the 'Series D Preferred') and Series B 12% cumulative convertible Class C Preferred Stock (the 'Series B Preferred') are payable annually, only when declared by our Board, as follows:

$0.06 per share on our outstanding non-redeemable Series D Preferred for an aggregate dividend of $60,000, and

$12.00 per share on our outstanding non-redeemable Series B Preferred for an aggregate dividend of $240,000.

As of June 30, 2021, the amount of accumulated dividends on the Series D Preferred and Series B Preferred totaled approximately $1.7million. All shares of the Series D Preferred and Series B Preferred are owned by the Golsen Holders and an immediate family member. There are no optional or mandatory redemption rights with respect to the Series B Preferred or Series D Preferred.

Seasonality

We believe fertilizer products sold to the agricultural industry are seasonal, while sales into the industrial and mining sectors generally are less susceptible to seasonal fluctuations. The selling seasons for agricultural products are primarily during the spring and fall planting seasons, which typically extend from March through June and from September through November in the geographical markets where we distribute the majority of our agricultural products. As a result, we typically increase our inventory of fertilizer products prior to the beginning of each planting season in order to meet the demand for our products. In addition, the amount and timing of sales to the agricultural markets depend upon weather conditions and other circumstances beyond our control.

Performance and Payment Bonds

We are contingently liable to sureties in respect of insurance bonds issued by the sureties in connection with certain contracts entered into by subsidiaries in the normal course of business. These insurance bonds primarily represent guarantees of future performance of our subsidiaries. As of June 30, 2021, we have agreed to indemnify the sureties for payments, up to $9.7 million, made by them in respect of such bonds. These insurance bonds are expected to expire or be renewed later in 2021.

New Accounting Pronouncements

Refer to Note 1 for recently issued accounting standards.

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Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

See 'Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates,' Item 7 of our 2020 Form 10-K. In addition, the preparation of financial statements requires us to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amount of assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses, and disclosures of contingencies and fair values, including, but not limited to, various environmental and legal matters, including matters discussed under footnote A and the lawsuit styled City of West, Texas vs. CF Industries, Inc., et al., discussed under 'Other Pending, Threatened or Settled Litigation' of Note 5.

Income taxes are accounted for under the asset and liability method. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are measured using enacted tax rates expected to apply to taxable income in the years in which those differences are expected to be recovered or settled. We establish valuation allowances if we believe it is more-likely-than-not that some or all of deferred tax assets will not be realized. Significant judgment is applied in evaluating the need for and the magnitude of appropriate valuation allowances against deferred tax assets.

The carrying values of the redeemable preferred stocks discussed in Note 8 are being increased by periodic accretions (recorded to retained earnings and included in determining income or loss per share) using the interest method so that the carrying amount will equal the redemption value as of October 25, 2023, the earliest possible redemption date by the holder.

It is also reasonably possible that the estimates and assumptions utilized as of June 30, 2021 could change in the near term. Actual results could differ materially from these estimates and judgments, as additional information becomes known.

See discussion above under 'Recent Business Developments - Planned Exchange Transaction and Special Common Stock Dividend.'

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

We do not have any off-balance sheet arrangements as defined in Item 303(a)(4)(ii) of Regulation S-K under the Exchange Act.

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Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk

General

Our results of operations and operating cash flows are impacted by changes in market prices of ammonia and natural gas and changes in market interest rates.

Forward Sales Commitments Risk

Periodically, we enter into forward firm sales commitments for products to be delivered in future periods. As a result, we could be exposed to embedded losses should our product costs exceed the firm sales prices at the end of a reporting period. At June 30, 2021, we had no embedded losses associated with sales commitments with firm sales prices.

Commodity Price Risk

A substantial portion of our products and raw materials are commodities whose prices fluctuate as market supply and demand fundamentals change. Since we are exposed to commodity price risk,we periodically enter into contracts to purchase natural gas for anticipated production needs to manage risk related to changes in prices of natural gas commodities. Generally, these contracts are considered normal purchases because they provide for the purchase of natural gas that will be delivered in quantities expected to be used over a reasonable period of time in the normal course of business, these contracts are exempt from the accounting and reporting requirements relating to derivatives. At June 30, 2021, we had no outstanding natural gas contracts, which are accounted for on a mark-to-market basis.

Interest Rate Risk

Generally, we are exposed to variable interest rate risk with respect to our revolving credit facility. As of June 30, 2021, we had no outstanding borrowings on this credit facility and no othervariable rate borrowings. We currently do not hedge our interest rate risk associated with our variable interest loan.

Item 4. Controls and Procedures

The Company maintains disclosure controls and procedures as defined in Rule 13a-15 under the Exchange Act designed to provide reasonable assurance that the information required to be disclosed by the Company in the reports it files or submits under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized, and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC's rules and forms. These include controls and procedures designed to ensure that this information is accumulated and communicated to the Company's management, including its Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure. Management, with the participation of the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, evaluated the effectiveness of the Company's disclosure controls and procedures as of June 30, 2021. Based on this evaluation, the Company's Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer have concluded that the Company's disclosure controls and procedures were effective as of June 30, 2021, at the reasonable assurance level.

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SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Certain statements contained within this report may be deemed 'Forward-Looking Statements' within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 (as amended, the 'Securities Act') and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act. All statements in this report other than statements of historical fact are Forward-Looking Statements that are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which could cause actual results and performance of the Company to differ materially from such statements. The words 'believe,' 'expect,' 'anticipate,' 'intend,' 'plan,' 'may,' 'could' and similar expressions identify Forward-Looking Statements. Forward-Looking Statements contained herein include, but are not limited to, the following:

our filing a preliminary proxy statement and holding a special meeting of stockholders during the third quarter of 2021;

the expected outcomes of and our ability to consummate the exchange transaction;

our ability to invest in projects that will generate the best returns for our stockholders;

the impact from the COVID-19 pandemic;

our future liquidity outlook;

the outlook of our chemical products and related markets;

the amount, timing and effect on the nitrogen market from the recent nitrogen expansion projects;

the effect from the lack of non-seasonal volume;

our belief that competition is based upon service, price, location of production and distribution sites, and product quality and performance;

our outlook for the industrial and mining industries;

the availability of raw materials;

our ability to broaden the distribution of our products, including our ability to leverage our nitric acid production capacity at our El Dorado Facility;

our ability to develop a strategy to capitalize on ammonia opportunities;

changes in domestic fertilizer production;

the increasing output and capacity of our production facilities;

on-stream rates at our production facilities;

our ability to moderate risk inherent in agricultural markets;

the sources to fund our cash needs and how this cash will be used;

the ability to enter into the additional borrowings;

the anticipated cost and timing of our capital projects;

certain costs covered under warranty provisions;

our ability to pass to our customers cost increases in the form of higher prices;

our belief as to whether we have sufficient sources for materials and components;

annual natural gas requirements;

compliance by our facilities with the terms of our permits;

the costs of compliance with environmental laws, health laws, security regulations and transportation regulations;

our belief as to when Turnarounds will be performed and completed;

expenses in connection with environmental projects;

the effect of litigation and other contingencies;

the increase in interest expense;

our ability to comply with debt servicing and covenants;

our ability to meet debt maturities or redemption obligations when due; and

our beliefs as to whether we can meet all required covenant tests for the next twelve months.

While we believe the expectations reflected in such Forward-Looking Statements are reasonable, we can give no assurance such expectations will prove to have been correct. There are a variety of factors which could cause future outcomes to differ materially from those described in this report, including, but not limited to, the following:

changes in the timing of the planned exchange transaction;

stockholders not approving the exchange transaction;

changes associated with the COVID-19 pandemic and governmental and related responses;

changes in general economic conditions, both domestic and foreign;

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material reductions in revenues;

material changes in interest rates;

our ability to collect in a timely manner a material amount of receivables;

increased competitive pressures;

adverse effects on increases in prices of raw materials;

changes in federal, state and local laws and regulations, including environmental regulations, or in the interpretation of such;

changes in laws, regulations or other issues related to climate change;

releases of pollutants into the environment exceeding our permitted limits;

material increases in equipment, maintenance, operating or labor costs not presently anticipated by us;

the requirement to use internally generated funds for purposes not presently anticipated;

the inability to secure additional financing for planned capital expenditures or financing obligations due in the near future;

our substantial existing indebtedness;

material changes in the cost of natural gas and certain precious metals;

limitations due to financial covenants;

changes in competition;

the loss of any significant customer;

changes in operating strategy or development plans;

our inability to adequately evaluate potential acquisitions of strategic assets or companies;

an inability to fund the working capital and expansion of our businesses;

our inability to improve our capital structure and overall cost of capital;

changes in the production efficiency of our facilities;

adverse results in our contingencies including pending litigation;

unplanned downtime at one or more of our chemical facilities;

changes in production rates at any of our chemical plants;

an inability to obtain necessary raw materials and purchased components;

material increases in cost of raw materials;

material changes in our accounting estimates;

significant problems within our production equipment;

fire or natural disasters;

an inability to obtain or retain our insurance coverage;

difficulty obtaining necessary permits;

difficulty obtaining third-party financing;

risks associated with proxy contests initiated by dissident stockholders;

changes in fertilizer production;

reduction in acres planted for crops requiring fertilizer;

decreases in duties for products we sell resulting in an increase in imported products into the U.S.;

adverse effects from regulatory policies, including tariffs;

volatility of natural gas prices;

weather conditions;

increases in imported agricultural products; and

other factorsdescribed in 'Risk Factors' in our Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020.

Given these uncertainties, all parties are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such Forward-Looking Statements. We disclaim any obligation to update any such factors or to publicly announce the result of any revisions to any of the Forward-Looking Statements contained herein to reflect future events or developments.

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The following is a list of terms used in this report.

ADEQ

-

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality.

AN

-

Ammonium nitrate.

ASC

-

Accounting Standard Codification.

ASU

-

Accounting Standard Update.

CAO

-

A consent administrative order.

CARES

-

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.

Cherokee Facility

-

Our chemical production facility located in Cherokee, Alabama.

Chevron

-

Chevron Environmental Management Company.

COVID-19

-

The novel coronavirus disease of 2019.

EDA

-

El Dorado Ammonia L.L.C.

EDC

-

El Dorado Chemical Company.

El Dorado Facility

-

Our chemical production facility located in El Dorado, Arkansas.

Environmental and Health Laws

-

Numerous federal, state and local environmental, health and safety laws.

EUC

-

Environmental Use Control.

FASB

-

Financial Accounting Standards Board.

Financial Covenant

-

Certain springing financial covenants associated with the working capital revolver loan.

GAAP

-

U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

Global

-

Global Industrial, Inc., a subcontractor asserting mechanics liens for work rendered to LSB and EDC.

Golsen Holders

-

Jack E. Golsen, Barry H. Golsen, and certain of their related parties identified as beneficial owners of our securities.

Hallowell Facility

-

A chemical facility previously owned by two of our subsidiaries located in Kansas.

HDAN

-

High density ammonium nitrate prills used in the agricultural industry.

KDHE

-

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

LDAN

-

Low density ammonium nitrate prills used in the mining industry.

Leidos

-

Leidos Constructors L.L.C.

Liquidation Preference

-

The Series E Redeemable Preferred liquidation preference of $1,000 per share plus accrued and unpaid dividends plus the participation rights value.

LSB

-

LSB Industries, Inc.

LSB Funding

-

LSB Funding L.L.C.

MD&A

-

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

New Notes

-

The notes issued on June 21, 2019 with an interest rate of 9.625%, which mature in May 2023.

Note

-

A note in the accompanying notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements.

Notes

-

The notes issued on April 28, 2018 with an interest rate of 9.625%, which mature in May 2023.

NPDES

-

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System.

ODEQ

-

The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality.

PAR

-

Permit Appeal Resolution.

PCC

-

Pryor Chemical Company.

PP&E

-

Plant, property and equipment.

PPP

-

Paycheck Protection Program.

Pryor Facility

-

Our chemical production facility located in Pryor, Oklahoma.

Purchaser

-

LSB Funding L.L.C.

SBA

-

Small Business Administration.

SEC

-

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Secured Financing due 2023

-

A secured financing arrangement between EDC and an affiliate of LSB Funding L.L.C. which matures in June 2023.

Secured Financing due 2025

-

A secured financing arrangement between EDA and an affiliate of LSB Funding L.L.C. which matures in August 2025.

Secured Loan Agreement due 2025

-

A secured loan agreement between EDC and an affiliate of LSB Funding L.L.C. which matures in March 2025.

Secured Promissory Note due 2021

-

A secured promissory note between EDC and a lender which, matured in March 2021.

Senior Secured Notes

-

The Notes and New Notes, taken together due on May 1, 2023 with a stated interest rate of 9.625%.

Series B Preferred

-

The Series B 12% cumulative convertible Class C Preferred stock.

Series D Preferred

-

The Series D 6% cumulative convertible Class C preferred stock.

Series E Redeemable Preferred

-

The 14% Series E-1 Redeemable Preferred stock with participating rights and liquidating distributions based on a certain number of shares of our common stock.

Series F Redeemable Preferred

-

The Series F-1 Redeemable Preferred stock with one share to vote as a single class on all matters with our common stock equal to 456,225 shares of our common stock.

SG&A

-

Selling, general and administrative expense.

Turnaround

-

A planned major maintenance activity.

UAN

-

Urea ammonium nitrate.

U.S.

-

United States.

USDA

-

United States Department of Agriculture.

WASDE

-

World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates Report.

West Fertilizer

-

West Fertilizer Company.

Working Capital Revolver Loan

-

Our secured revolving credit facility.

2020 Crop

-

Corn crop marketing year (September 1 - August 31), which began in 2019 and ended in 2020 and primarily relates to corn planted and harvested in 2019.

2021 Crop

-

Corn crop marketing year (September 1 - August 31), which began in 2020 and will end in 2021 and primarily relates to corn planted and harvested in 2020.

2022 Crop

-

Corn crop marketing year (September 1 - August 31), which began in 2021 and will end in 2022 and primarily relates to corn planted and harvested in 2021.

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PART II

OTHER INFORMATION

Item 1. Legal Proceedings

Other Litigation

We are from time to time subject to various legal proceedings and claims arising in the ordinary course of business, including, but not limited to, examinations by the Internal Revenue Service. For further discussion of our legal matters, see 'Note 5-Commitments and Contingencies-Legal Matters' in the Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements in this Form 10-Q.

Item 1A. Risk Factors

The information to be reported under this Item is not required for smaller reporting companies.

Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

Not applicable

Item 3. Defaults upon Senior Securities

Not applicable

Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures

Not applicable

Item 5. Other Information

Not applicable

Item 6. Exhibits

See 'Index to Exhibits' on page 42.

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Index to Exhibits Item

Exhibit

Number

Exhibit Title

Incorporated by Reference

to the Following

3(i)

Restated Certificate of Incorporation of LSB Industries, Inc., dated January 21, 1977, as amended August 27, 1987

Exhibit 3(i).1 to the Company's Form 10-K filed on February 28, 2013

3(ii)

Second Amended and Restated Bylaws of LSB Industries, Inc., dated July 19, 2021

Exhibit 3.1 to the Company's Form 8-K filed July 19, 2021

3.1

Certificate of Designations of Series G Class C Preferred Stock of LSB Industries, Inc., as filed with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware on July 6, 2020

Exhibit 3.1 to the Company's Form 8-K filed July 6, 2020

10.1*

LSB Industries, Inc. 2016 Long Term Incentive Plan (As Amended and Restated March 4, 2021)

Appendix A of the Registrant's Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A relating to the Registrant's 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, File No. 001-07677, filed with the SEC on April 19, 2021

10.2

Securities Exchange Agreement, dated July 19, 2021, by and between LSB Industries, Inc. and LSB Funding LLC

Exhibit 10.1 to the Company's Form 8-K filed July 19, 2021

31.1(a)

Certification of Mark T. Behrman, Chief Executive Officer, pursuant to Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, Section 302

31.2(a)

Certification of Cheryl A. Maguire, Chief Financial Officer, pursuant to Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, Section 302

32.1(b)

Certification of Mark T. Behrman, Chief Executive Officer, furnished pursuant to Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, Section 906

32.2(b)

Certification of Cheryl A. Maguire, Chief Financial Officer, furnished pursuant to Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, Section 906

101.INS(a)

Inline XBRL Instance Document - the instance document does not appear in the Interactive Data File because its XBRL tags are embedded within the Inline XBRL document.

101.SCH(a)

Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document

101.CAL(a)

Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document

101.DEF(a)

Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document

101.LAB(a)

Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Labels Linkbase Document

101.PRE(a)

Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document

104

Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)

(a)

Filed herewith

(b)

Furnished herewith

*

Management contract or compensatory plan or arrangement

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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Company has caused the undersigned, duly authorized, to sign this report on its behalf on this 29th day of July 2021.

LSB INDUSTRIES, INC.

/s/ Cheryl A. Maguire

Cheryl A. Maguire

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

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