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Ecovyst Inc. and subsidiaries (the “Company” or “Ecovyst”), formerly known as PQ Group Holdings Inc. and subsidiaries (“PQ Group Holdings”), is a leading integrated and innovative global provider of specialty catalysts and services. The Company supports customers globally through its strategically located network of manufacturing facilities. The Company believes that its products, which are predominantly inorganic, and services contribute to improving the sustainability of the environment.
Basis of Presentation
On December 14, 2020, the Company completed the sale of its Performance Materials business for $650,000, and the financial results of this business have been presented as discontinued operations in the consolidated financial statements for all periods presented. See Note 4 for more information on the transaction.
Effective on August 1, 2021, the Company completed the sale of its Performance Chemicals business for $1,100,000, subject to certain purchase price adjustments as set forth in the agreement. Upon entering into the definitive agreement on February 28, 2021, the transaction met the held for sale criteria and consequently the financial results of the Performance Chemicals business are reported in discontinued operations in the consolidated financial statements for all periods presented. See Note 5 for more information on the transaction.
In connection with the closing of the sale of the Performance Chemicals business, the Company changed its name from “PQ Group Holdings Inc.” to “ Ecovyst Inc.”, changed the ticker symbol of its common stock listed on the New York Stock Exchange from “PQG” to “ECVT” and rebranded PQ Group Holdings segments from “Refining Services” to “Ecoservices” and “Catalysts” to “Catalyst Technologies”. Financial information presented herein related to the Ecoservices and Catalyst Technologies segments remains unchanged from the Company’s previously issued financial statements filed on Form 10-K for the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively.
The Company has two uniquely positioned specialty businesses: Ecoservices provides sulfuric acid recycling to the North American refining industry for the production of alkylate and provides on-purpose virgin sulfuric acid for water treatment, mining, and industrial applications; and Catalyst Technologies provides finished silica catalysts and catalyst supports necessary to produce high strength and high stiffness plastics and, through its Zeolyst joint venture, supplies zeolites used for catalysts that remove nitric oxide from diesel engine emissions as well as sulfur from fuels during the refining process.
The Company’s regeneration services product group, which is a part of the Company’s Ecoservices segment, typically experiences seasonal fluctuations as a result of higher demand for gasoline products in the summer months and lower demand in the winter months. These demand fluctuations result in higher sales and working capital requirements in the second and third quarters.
The notes to the consolidated financial statements, unless otherwise indicated, are on a continuing operations basis.
In March 2020, the outbreak of a novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) was declared a national emergency in the United States. The spread of COVID-19 in the United States and other parts of the world has adversely impacted economic activity and contributed to volatility in financial markets. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government and various state, local and foreign governments have issued decrees and orders that have disrupted many businesses and implemented social distancing, travel and other restrictions. During the year ended December 31, 2020, the Company took actions to mitigate the slowdown in its business as a result of the effects of COVID-19, including adjusting its production levels to meet anticipated customer demand, reducing discretionary spe