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Methanex Reports Stronger EBITDA In the Fourth Quarter

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Methanex Reports Stronger EBITDA In the Fourth Quarter23:15 EST Wednesday, January 30, 2013VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Jan. 30, 2013) - For the fourth quarter of 2012, Methanex (TSX:MX)(NASDAQ:MEOH)(SANTIAGO:Methanex) reported Adjusted EBITDA1 of $119 million and Adjusted net income1 of $61 million ($0.64 per share on a diluted basis1). This compares with Adjusted EBITDA1 of $104 million and Adjusted net income1 of $36 million ($0.38 per share on a diluted basis1) for the third quarter of 2012. For the year ended December 31, 2012, Methanex reported Adjusted EBITDA1 of $429 million and Adjusted net income1 of $180 million ($1.90 per share on a diluted basis1). This compares with Adjusted EBITDA1 of $427 million and Adjusted net income1 of $182 million ($1.93 per share on a diluted basis1) for the year ended December 31, 2011.As a result of continuing challenges related to securing a sustainable natural gas supply in Chile, Methanex recorded a non-cash before-tax $297 million asset impairment charge ($193 million after-tax) to write down the carrying value of its Chile assets. Including the asset impairment charge related to the carrying value of its Chile assets, Methanex reported a net loss attributable to Methanex shareholders for the fourth quarter of 2012 of $140 million ($1.49 loss per share on a diluted basis). For the year ended December 31, 2012, Methanex reported a net loss attributable to Methanex shareholders of $68 million ($0.73 loss per share on a diluted basis).John Floren, President and CEO of Methanex commented, "Methanol prices increased during the fourth quarter and this led to higher Adjusted EBITDA compared to last quarter. Entering the first quarter, methanol demand has continued to be healthy and the pricing environment has been relatively stable. The longer term outlook for the industry looks very attractive with demand growth expected to significantly outpace new capacity additions over the next few years."Mr. Floren added, "A key area of focus for me as the new CEO will be the successful execution of our value-creating growth projects in Louisiana and New Zealand. While we are disappointed with our progress on securing natural gas in Chile, these new initiatives in Louisiana and New Zealand have the potential to add up to three million tonnes of capacity over the next few years which will enhance supply to our customers and significantly improve cash generation for shareholders."Mr. Floren concluded, "With over US$700 million of cash on hand, an undrawn credit facility, a robust balance sheet, and strong cash flow generation, we are well positioned to invest in the Louisiana project, New Zealand expansion plans and other strategic growth opportunities and continue to deliver on our commitment to return excess cash to shareholders."A conference call is scheduled for January 31, 2013 at 12:00 noon ET (9:00 am PT) to review these fourth quarter results. To access the call, dial the Conferencing operator ten minutes prior to the start of the call at (416) 340-8527, or toll free at (877) 240-9772. A playback version of the conference call will be available for three weeks at (905) 694-9451, or toll free at (800) 408-3053. The passcode for the playback version is 6328000. Presentation slides summarizing Q4-12 results and a simultaneous audio-only webcast of the conference call can be accessed from our website at www.methanex.com. The webcast will be available on the website for three weeks following the call.Methanex is a Vancouver-based, publicly traded company and is the world's largest supplier of methanol to major international markets. Methanex shares are listed for trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange in Canada under the trading symbol "MX", on the NASDAQ Global Market in the United States under the trading symbol "MEOH", and on the foreign securities market of the Santiago Stock Exchange in Chile under the trading symbol "Methanex". Methanex can be visited online at www.methanex.com. FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION WARNINGThis Fourth Quarter 2012 press release contains forward-looking statements with respect to us and the chemical industry. Refer to Forward-Looking Information Warning in the attached Fourth Quarter 2012 Management's Discussion and Analysis for more information.Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted net income and Adjusted diluted net income per common share are non-GAAP measures which do not have any standardized meaning prescribed by GAAP. These measures represent the amounts that are attributable to Methanex Corporation shareholders and are calculated by excluding amounts associated with the 40% non-controlling interest in the methanol facility in Egypt, the mark-to-market impact of items which impact the comparability of our earnings from one period to another, which currently include only the mark-to-market impact of share-based compensation as a result of changes in our share price, Louisiana project relocation expenses and charges and asset impairment charges. Refer to the Additional Information - Supplemental Non-GAAP Measures section of the attached Interim Report for the three months ended December 31, 2012 for reconciliations to the most comparable GAAP measures.Interim Report for the Three Months Ended December 31, 2012At January 30, 2013 the Company had 94,363,605 common shares issued and outstanding and stock options exercisable for 2,776,612 additional common shares.Share Information Methanex Corporation's common shares are listed for trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol MX, on the Nasdaq Global Market under the symbol MEOH and on the foreign securities market of the Santiago Stock Exchange in Chile under the trading symbol Methanex.Investor Information All financial reports, news releases and corporate information can be accessed on our website at http://www.methanex.com/Transfer Agents & Registrars CIBC Mellon Trust Company 320 Bay Street Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5H 4A6 Toll free in North America: 1-800-387-0825Contact Information Methanex Investor Relations 1800 - 200 Burrard Street Vancouver, BC Canada V6C 3M1 E-mail: invest@methanex.com Methanex Toll-Free: 1-800-661-8851FOURTH QUARTER MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSISExcept where otherwise noted, all currency amounts are stated in United States dollars.FINANCIAL AND OPERATIONAL HIGHLIGHTSA summary of net income (loss) attributable to Methanex shareholders, Adjusted net income1 and Adjusted diluted net income per common share1 is as follows: Three Months EndedYears EndedDec 31Sep 30Dec 31Dec 31Dec 31($ millions except number of shares and per share amounts)20122012201120122011Net income (loss) attributable to Methanex shareholders$(140)$(3)$64$(68)$201Mark-to-market impact of share-based compensation, net of tax8 - 114 (19)Louisiana project relocation expenses and charges, net of taxCash expense-21-23-Non-cash charge-18-18-Asset impairment charge, net of tax193--193-Adjusted net income 1$61$36$65$180$182Diluted weighted average shares outstanding (millions)9494949494Adjusted diluted net income per common share 1$0.64$0.38$0.69$1.90$1.93We recorded Adjusted EBITDA1 of $119 million for the fourth quarter of 2012 compared with $104 million for the third quarter of 2012. The increase in Adjusted EBITDA1 was primarily due to an increase in average realized price to $389 per tonne for the fourth quarter of 2012 from $373 per tonne for the third quarter of 2012. Production for the fourth quarter of 2012 was 1,067,000 tonnes compared with 1,025,000 tonnes for the third quarter of 2012. Refer to the Production Summary section. Sales of Methanex-produced methanol were 1,059,000 tonnes in the fourth quarter of 2012 compared with 1,053,000 in the third quarter of 2012. During the fourth quarter of 2012, we issued $350 million of unsecured notes due in 2019, increased our revolving credit facility to $400 million and extended the term to 2016, and paid a $0.185 per share dividend to shareholders for a total of $17 million. As a result of continuing challenges related to securing a sustainable natural gas supply in Chile, we recorded a non-cash before-tax $297 million asset impairment charge ($193 million after-tax) to write down the carrying value of our Chile assets. We continue to make good progress with our project to relocate an idle Chile facility to Geismar, Louisiana and the project remains on schedule and on budget. We recently announced that we have signed an agreement with Chesapeake Energy to supply the facility's natural gas requirements for a ten-year period. 1 These items are non-GAAP measures that do not have any standardized meaning prescribed by GAAP and therefore are unlikely to be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. Refer to the Additional Information - Supplemental Non-GAAP Measures section for a description of each non-GAAP measure and reconciliations to the most comparable GAAP measures. This Fourth Quarter 2012 Management's Discussion and Analysis ("MD&A") dated January 30, 2013 for Methanex Corporation ("the Company") should be read in conjunction with the Company's condensed consolidated interim financial statements for the period ended December 31, 2012 as well as the 2011 Annual Consolidated Financial Statements and MD&A included in the Methanex 2011 Annual Report. Unless otherwise indicated, the financial information presented in this interim report is prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB). The Methanex 2011 Annual Report and additional information relating to Methanex is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on EDGAR at www.sec.gov. FINANCIAL AND OPERATIONAL DATAThree Months EndedYears EndedDec 31Sep 30Dec 31Dec 31Dec 31($ millions, except per share amounts and where noted)20122012201120122011Production (thousands of tonnes) (attributable to Methanex shareholders)1,0671,0259614,0713,847Sales volumes (thousands of tonnes):Methanex-produced methanol (attributable to Methanex shareholders)1,0591,0531,0524,0393,853Purchased methanol6646416442,5652,815Commission sales 1176205208855846Total sales volumes1,8991,8991,9047,4597,514Methanex average non-discounted posted price ($ per tonne) 2450433456443440Average realized price ($ per tonne) 3389373388382374Adjusted EBITDA (attributable to Methanex shareholders) 4119104133429427Adjusted cash flows from operating activities (attributable to Methanex shareholders) 4101 103 122403 392Cash flows from operating activities98131158458480Adjusted net income (attributable to Methanex shareholders) 4613665180182Net income (loss) attributable to Methanex shareholders(140)(3)64(68)201Adjusted diluted net income per common share (attributable to Methanex shareholders) 4 50.64 0.38 0.691.90 1.93Basic net income (loss) per common share (attributable to Methanex shareholders)(1.49)(0.03)0.69(0.73)2.16Diluted net income (loss) per common share (attributable to Methanex shareholders)(1.49)(0.03)0.68(0.73)2.06Common share information (millions of shares):Weighted average number of common shares9494939493Diluted weighted average number of common shares9494949494Number of common shares outstanding, end of period94949394931 Commission sales represent volumes marketed on a commission basis related to the 36.9% of the Atlas methanol facility and 40% of the Egypt methanol facility that we do not own.2 Methanex average non-discounted posted price represents the average of our non-discounted posted prices in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific weighted by sales volume. Current and historical pricing information is available at http://www.methanex.com/.3 Average realized price is calculated as revenue, excluding commissions earned and the Egypt non-controlling interest share of revenue, divided by the total sales volumes of Methanex-produced (attributable to Methanex shareholders) and purchased methanol.4 These items are non-GAAP measures that do not have any standardized meaning prescribed by GAAP and therefore are unlikely to be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. Refer to the Additional Information - Supplemental Non-GAAP Measures section for a description of each non-GAAP measure and reconciliations to the most comparable GAAP measures.5 For the three month period and year ended December 31, 2012, stock options have been excluded from the calculation of diluted net loss per common share (attributable to Methanex shareholders) as their effect would be anti-dilutive. However, for the calculation of adjusted diluted net income per common share (attributable to Methanex shareholders) stock options have been included in the denominator and the diluted weighted average number of common shares is 95 million for the three month period and year ended December 31, 2012.PRODUCTION SUMMARYAnnualCapacity 12012Production2011ProductionQ4 2012ProductionQ3 2012ProductionQ4 2011Production(thousands of tonnes)Chile I, III and IV 22,8003135545959113New Zealand 32,2301,108830378346211Atlas (Trinidad) (63.1% interest)1,150826891180255195Titan (Trinidad)900786711189186180Egypt (60% interest)76055753212962132Medicine Hat4704813291321171308,3104,0713,8471,0671,0259611 The production capacity of our facilities may be higher than original nameplate capacity as, over time, these figures have been adjusted to reflect ongoing operating efficiencies. 2 In July 2012, we reached a final investment decision to proceed with the project to relocate the Chile II facility to Geismar, Louisiana. The Chile capacity in the above table excludes the 1.0 million tonnes of annual production capacity which is being relocated to Louisiana.3 The production capacity of New Zealand represents the two 0.85 million tonne facilities at Motunui and the 0.53 million tonne facility at Waitara Valley. In July, we restarted the second Motunui facility, but due to current distillation capacity constraints at the Motunui site, the combined production capacity of both plants is approximately 1.5 million tonnes, compared with the combined nameplate capacity of 1.7 - 1.9 million tonnes, depending on natural gas composition (refer to the New Zealand section below).ChileWe continue to operate our Chile facilities significantly below site capacity and during the fourth quarter of 2012 we produced 59,000 tonnes in Chile operating one plant at approximately 20% of capacity.While investments have been made over the last few years for natural gas exploration and development in southern Chile, the timeline for a potential significant increase in gas production is much longer than we had originally anticipated. As a result, the short-term outlook for gas supply in Chile continues to be challenging and we recently announced that we expect to idle our Chile operations in March 2013 because we do not expect to have sufficient natural gas feedstock to keep our plant operating through the southern hemisphere winter. We are continuing to work with Empresa Nacional del Petroleo (ENAP) and others to secure sufficient natural gas to sustain our operations and while the restart of a Chile plant is possible later in 2013, the restart is dependent on securing a sustainable natural gas position to operate over the medium term.As a result of the continuing challenges related to securing a sustainable natural gas feedstock in Chile, we recorded a non-cash before-tax $297 million asset impairment charge ($193 million after-tax) to write down the carrying value of our Chile assets to $245 million. The $245 million carrying value excludes the first Chile facility that is being relocated to Geismar, Louisiana, but includes the second facility that management also intends to relocate to Geismar.The future of our Chile operations is primarily dependent on the level of exploration and development in southern Chile and our ability to secure a sustainable natural gas supply to our facilities on economic terms.New ZealandOur New Zealand methanol facilities produced 378,000 tonnes of methanol in the fourth quarter of 2012 operating at the current annual site capacity of 1.5 million tonnes. We are currently assessing the feasibility of debottlenecking the Motunui site and the potential to restart our nearby 530,000 tonne Waitara Valley plant which could add up to a further 900,000 tonnes of annual production in New Zealand.TrinidadIn Trinidad, we own 100% of the Titan facility with an annual production capacity of 900,000 tonnes and have a 63.1% interest in the Atlas facility with an annual production capacity of 1,150,000 tonnes (63.1% interest). The Titan facility produced 189,000 tonnes in the fourth quarter of 2012 compared with 186,000 tonnes in the third quarter of 2012. Production in the fourth quarter of 2012 was impacted by periodic natural gas curtailments.The Atlas facility produced 180,000 tonnes in the fourth quarter of 2012 compared with 255,000 tonnes in the third quarter of 2012. The Atlas facility was shut down at the end of September 2012 for repairs and returned to production at the end of October 2012.We continue to experience some natural gas curtailments to our Trinidad facilities due to a mismatch between upstream commitments to supply the Natural Gas Company in Trinidad (NGC) and downstream demand from NGC's customers which becomes apparent when an upstream supply issue arises. We are engaged with key stakeholders to find a solution to this issue, but in the meantime we expect to continue to experience some gas curtailments to our Trinidad site.EgyptThe Egypt methanol facility produced 129,000 tonnes (60% interest) in the fourth quarter of 2012 compared with 62,000 tonnes in the third quarter of 2012. We have a 60% equity interest in the facility and marketing rights for 100% of the production. Production during the fourth quarter of 2012 was lower than capacity due to an unplanned maintenance outage and natural gas supply restrictions.During the third and fourth quarters of 2012, the Egypt facility experienced periodic natural gas supply restrictions as a result of increased electricity demand and ongoing operating issues with the upstream gas infrastructure. This situation may persist in the future and become more acute during the summer months when electricity demand is at its peak.Medicine HatOur 470,000 tonne per year facility in Medicine Hat, Alberta produced 132,000 tonnes in the fourth quarter of 2012 compared with 117,000 tonnes during the third quarter of 2012. We are currently debottlenecking the Medicine Hat facility which will add a further 90,000 tonnes of annual production capacity to our Medicine Hat operations by the end of the third quarter of 2013.FINANCIAL RESULTSFor the fourth quarter of 2012 we recorded Adjusted EBITDA of $119 million and Adjusted net income of $61 million ($0.64 per share on a diluted basis). This compares with Adjusted EBITDA of $104 million and Adjusted net income of $36 million ($0.38 per share on a diluted basis) for the third quarter of 2012. For the year ended December 31, 2012, we reported Adjusted EBITDA of $429 million and Adjusted net income of $180 million ($1.90 per share on a diluted basis) compared with Adjusted EBITDA of $427 million and Adjusted net income of $182 million ($1.93 per share on a diluted basis) for the year ended December 31, 2011.After the non-cash before-tax $297 million asset impairment charge ($193 million after-tax) related to the carrying value of our Chile assets, we reported a net loss attributable to Methanex shareholders for the fourth quarter of 2012 of $140 million ($1.49 loss per share on a diluted basis). For the year ended December 31, 2012, we reported a net loss attributable to Methanex shareholders of $68 million ($0.73 loss per share on a diluted basis). For further details, refer to note 4 of the attached condensed consolidated interim financial statements for the period ended December 31, 2012.We calculate Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted net income by excluding amounts associated with the 40% non-controlling interest in Egypt that we do not own, the mark-to-market impact of share-based compensation as a result of changes in our share price and items which are considered by management to be non-operational, including asset impairment charges and Louisiana project relocation expenses and charges. Refer to the Additional Information - Supplemental Non-GAAP Measures section for a further discussion on how we calculate these measures.A reconciliation from net income (loss) attributable to Methanex shareholders to Adjusted net income and the calculation of Adjusted diluted net income per common share is as follows:Three Months EndedYears EndedDec 31Sep 30Dec 31Dec 31Dec 31($ millions except number of shares and per share amounts)20122012201120122011Net income (loss) attributable to Methanex shareholders$(140)$(3)$64$(68)$201Mark-to-market impact of share-based compensation, net of tax8 - 114 (19)Louisiana project relocation expenses and charges, net of taxCash expense-21-23-Non-cash charge-18-18-Asset impairment charge, net of tax193--193-Adjusted net income 1$61$36$65$180$182Diluted weighted average shares outstanding (millions)9494949494Adjusted diluted net income per common share 1 2$0.64$0.38$0.69$1.90$1.93We review our financial results by analyzing changes in Adjusted EBITDA, mark-to-market impact of share-based compensation, Louisiana project relocation expenses and charges, depreciation and amortization, finance costs, finance income and other expenses and income taxes. A summary of our consolidated statements of income is as follows:Three Months EndedYears EndedDec 31Sep 30Dec 31Dec 31Dec 31($ millions)20122012201120122011Consolidated statements of income:Revenue$696$655$696$2,673$2,608Cost of sales and operating expenses, excluding mark-to-market impact of share-based compensation(565) (539) (546)(2,171) (2,128)131116150502480Comprised of:Adjusted EBITDA (attributable to Methanex shareholders) 1119104133429427Attributable to non-controlling interests1212177353131116150502480Depreciation and amortization(42)(47)(43)(172)(157)Mark-to-market impact of share-based compensation(8)-(1)(16)21Louisiana project relocation expenses and charges-(61)-(65)-Asset impairment charge(297)--(297)-Operating income 1(216)8106(48)344Finance costs(15)(18)(18)(71)(62)Finance income and other expenses3(3)(3)12Income tax recovery (expense)9315(12)84(56)Net income (loss)$(135)$2$73$(34)$228Net income (loss) attributable to Methanex shareholders$(140)$(3)$64$(68)$2011 These items are non-GAAP measures that do not have any standardized meaning prescribed by GAAP and therefore are unlikely to be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. Refer to the Additional Information - Supplemental Non-GAAP Measures section for a description of each non-GAAP measure and reconciliations to the most comparable GAAP measures. 2 For the three month period and year ended December 31, 2012, stock options have been excluded from the calculation of diluted net loss per common share (attributable to Methanex shareholders) as their effect would be anti-dilutive. However, for the calculation of adjusted diluted net income per common share (attributable to Methanex shareholders) stock options have been included in the denominator and the diluted weighted average number of common shares is 95 million for the three month period and year ended December 31, 2012. ADJUSTED EBITDA (ATTRIBUTABLE TO METHANEX SHAREHOLDERS)Our operations consist of a single operating segment - the production and sale of methanol. We review the results of operations by analyzing changes in the components of Adjusted EBITDA. For a discussion of the definitions used in our Adjusted EBITDA analysis, refer to the How We Analyze Our Business section.The changes in Adjusted EBITDA resulted from changes in the following:Q4 2012Q4 20122012compared withcompared withcompared with($ millions)Q3 2012Q4 20112011Average realized price$29$4$57Sales volume44(5)Total cash costs(18)(22)(50)Increase (decrease) in Adjusted EBITDA$15$(14)$2Average realized priceThree Months EndedYears EndedDec 31Sep 30 Dec 31 Dec 31Dec 31 ($ per tonne, except where noted)20122012 2011 20122011 Methanex average non-discounted posted price 1450433 456 443440 Methanex average realized price 389373 388 382374 Average discount 14%14% 15% 14%15% 1 Methanex average non-discounted posted price represents the average of our non-discounted posted prices in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific weighted by sales volume. Current and historical pricing information is available at http://www.methanex.com/. Overall methanol market conditions have remained balanced and pricing has been relatively stable during the periods presented (refer to the Supply/Demand Fundamentals section for more information). Our average non-discounted posted price for the fourth quarter of 2012 was $450 per tonne compared with $433 per tonne for the third quarter of 2012 and $456 per tonne for the fourth quarter of 2011. Our average realized price for the fourth quarter of 2012 was $389 per tonne compared with $373 per tonne for the third quarter of 2012 and $388 per tonne for the fourth quarter of 2011. The change in average realized price for the fourth quarter of 2012 increased Adjusted EBITDA by $29 million compared with the third quarter of 2012 and increased Adjusted EBITDA by $4 million compared with the fourth quarter of 2011. Our average realized price for the year ended December 31, 2012 was $382 per tonne compared with $374 per tonne for the same period in 2011 and this increased Adjusted EBITDA by $57 million.Sales volumeMethanol sales volumes excluding commission sales volumes were higher in the fourth quarter of 2012 compared with the third quarter of 2012 by 29,000 tonnes and the fourth quarter of 2011 by 27,000 tonnes and this resulted in higher Adjusted EBITDA by $4 million for each comparable period. Methanol sales volumes excluding commission sales volumes were lower for the year ended December 31, 2012 compared with the comparable period in 2011 by 64,000 tonnes and this resulted in lower Adjusted EBITDA by $5 million.Total cash costsThe primary drivers of changes in our total cash costs are changes in the cost of methanol we produce at our facilities (Methanex-produced methanol) and changes in the cost of methanol we purchase from others (purchased methanol). All of our production facilities except Medicine Hat are underpinned by natural gas purchase agreements with pricing terms that include base and variable price components. We supplement our production with methanol produced by others through methanol offtake contracts and purchases on the spot market to meet customer needs and support our marketing efforts within the major global markets.We have adopted the first-in, first-out method of accounting for inventories and it generally takes between 30 and 60 days to sell the methanol we produce or purchase. Accordingly, the changes in Adjusted EBITDA as a result of changes in Methanex-produced and purchased methanol costs primarily depend on changes in methanol pricing and the timing of inventory flows.The impact on Adjusted EBITDA from changes in our cash costs are explained below:Q4 2012Q4 20122012compared withcompared withcompared with($ millions)Q3 2012Q4 20112011Methanex-produced methanol costs$(8)$(3)$(34)Insurance recovery9(8)(6)Proportion of Methanex-produced methanol sales(4)(3)36Purchased methanol costs(4)2(22)Logistics costs(5)(2)(10)Other, net(6)(8)(14)$(18)$(22)$(50)Methanex-produced methanol costsWe purchase natural gas for the Chile, Trinidad, Egypt and New Zealand methanol facilities under natural gas purchase agreements where the terms include a base price and a variable price component linked to the price of methanol. The unique contractual terms of each natural gas purchase agreement result in a different cost structure for each of our facilities. For all periods presented, Methanex-produced methanol costs were higher due to the impact of higher methanol pricing on natural gas costs and a change in the mix of production sold from inventory.Insurance recoveryWe experienced an equipment failure at our Atlas facility in July 2011. Our operations are covered by business interruption insurance and we finalized our claim and recorded a recovery of $9 million in the fourth quarter of 2012.Proportion of Methanex-produced methanol salesThe cost of purchased methanol is directly linked to the selling price for methanol at the time of purchase and the cost of purchased methanol is generally higher than the cost of Methanex-produced methanol. Accordingly, an increase in the proportion of Methanex-produced methanol sales results in a decrease in our overall cost structure for a given period. For the fourth quarter of 2012 compared with the third quarter of 2012 and the fourth quarter of 2011, lower proportion of Methanex-produced methanol sales decreased Adjusted EBITDA by $4 million and $3 million, respectively.For the year ended December 31, 2012 compared with the same period in 2011, a higher proportion of Methanex-produced methanol sales increased Adjusted EBITDA by $36 million. The impact of higher sales volumes from the New Zealand, Egypt and Medicine Hat facilities was partially offset by lower sales volumes from the Chile facilities.Purchased methanol costsChanges in purchased methanol costs for all periods presented are primarily as a result of changes in methanol pricing.Logistics costsLogistics costs vary from period to period depending on the levels of production from each of our production facilities and the resulting impact on our supply chain. For the year ended December 31, 2012 compared with the same period in 2011, the logistics cost variance was impacted by a one-time $7 million charge to earnings to terminate a time charter vessel lease contract.Other, netIn October 2012, we completed a restructuring of our Chile operations which reduced the size of our workforce and resulted in a $5 million charge in the fourth quarter of 2012. The remaining change in other, net is primarily due to a portion of fixed manufacturing costs being charged directly to earnings rather than to inventory due to lower production at our facilities in Chile and Egypt.Mark-to-Market Impact of Share-based CompensationWe grant share-based awards as an element of compensation. Share-based awards granted include stock options, share appreciation rights, tandem share appreciation rights, deferred share units, restricted share units and performance share units. For all the share-based awards, share-based compensation is recognized over the related vesting period for the proportion of the service that has been rendered at each reporting date. Share-based compensation includes an amount related to the grant-date value and a mark-to-market impact as a result of subsequent changes in the Company's share price. The grant-date value amount is included in Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted net income. The mark-to-market impact of share-based compensation as a result of changes in our share price is excluded from Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted net income and analyzed separately below.Three Months EndedYears EndedDec 31Sep 30Dec 31Dec 31Dec 3120122012201120122011Methanex Corporation share price 1$31.87$28.54$22.82$31.87$22.82Grant-date fair value expense included in Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted net income$3 $ 3 $ 3$20 $ 16Mark-to-market impact due to change in share price8-116(21)Total share-based compensation expense (recovery)$11$3$4$36$(5)1 US dollar share price of Methanex Corporation as quoted on NASDAQ Global Market on the last trading day of the respective period. Share appreciation rights (SARs) and tandem share appreciation rights (TSARs) are units that grant the holder the right to receive a cash payment upon exercise for the difference between the market price of the Company's common shares and the exercise price, which is determined at the date of grant. The fair value of SARs and TSARs are re-measured each quarter using the Black-Scholes option pricing model, which considers the market value of the Company's common shares on the last trading day of the quarter.Deferred, restricted and performance share units are grants of notional common shares that are redeemable for cash based on the market value of the Company's common shares and are non-dilutive to shareholders. For deferred, restricted and performance share units, the value is initially measured at the grant date and subsequently re-measured based on the market value of the Company's common shares on the last trading day of each quarter.Louisiana Project Relocation Expenses and ChargesIn July 2012, we reached a final investment decision to proceed with the project to relocate an idle Chile facility to Geismar, Louisiana with an estimated project cost of approximately $550 million. The project will add one million tonnes of annual production capacity and is expected to be operational by the end of 2014. Under IFRS, certain costs associated with relocating an asset are not eligible for capitalization and are required to be charged directly to earnings. During the second and third quarters of 2012, we recorded cash expenses to earnings of $4 million ($2 million after tax) and $35 million ($21 million after-tax), respectively, of Louisiana project relocation expenses. In addition, in association with this decision, a non-cash $26 million ($18 million after-tax) charge was recorded to earnings in the third quarter of 2012 related to the carrying value of the Chile II facility that is being relocated to Louisiana.Depreciation and AmortizationDepreciation and amortization was $42 million for the fourth quarter of 2012 compared with $47 million for the third quarter of 2012 and $43 million for the fourth quarter of 2011. Depreciation and amortization was lower in the fourth quarter of 2012 compared with the third quarter of 2012 primarily as a result of a higher proportion of depreciation being charged directly to earnings rather than to inventory in the third quarter due to lower production from the Egypt facility. Depreciation and amortization was $172 million for the year ended December 31, 2012 compared with $157 million for the same period in 2011. The increase in depreciation and amortization in 2012 compared with 2011 is primarily a result of depreciation associated with the Egypt (100% basis) and Medicine Hat methanol facilities which commenced operations in the first and second quarters of 2011, respectively.Finance CostsThree Months EndedYears EndedDec 31Sep 30Dec 31Dec 31Dec 31($ millions)20122012201120122011Finance costs before capitalized interest$16$19$18$73$69Less capitalized interest(1)(1)-(2)(7)Finance costs$15$18$18$71$62Finance costs before capitalized interest primarily relate to interest expense on the unsecured notes and limited recourse debt facilities.Capitalized interest in 2011 relates to interest costs capitalized during the construction of the 1.26 million tonne per year methanol facility in Egypt (100% basis) which commenced operations in March 2011. Capitalized interest in the third and fourth quarters of 2012 relates to interest costs capitalized for the Louisiana project.Finance Income and Other ExpensesThree Months EndedYears EndedDec 31Sep 30Dec 31Dec 31Dec 31($ millions)20122012201120122011Finance income and other expenses$3$(3)$(3)$1$2The change in finance income and other expenses for all periods presented was primarily due to the impact of changes in foreign exchange rates.Income TaxesA summary of our income taxes for 2012 compared with 2011 is as follows:Year EndedDec 31 2012Amounts excluding Louisiana Project Relocation Expenses and Charges and an Asset Impairment ChargeLouisiana Project Relocation Expenses and Charges and an Asset Impairment Charge($ millions)TotalProfit (loss) before income tax expense$243.7$(362.0)$(118.3)Income tax recovery (expense)(44.3)128.083.7Net income (loss)$199.4$(234.0)$(34.6)Effective tax rate18%35%71%Year EndedDec 31 2011Amounts excluding Louisiana Project Relocation Expenses and Charges and an Asset Impairment ChargeLouisiana Project Relocation Expenses and Charges and an Asset Impairment Charge($ millions)TotalProfit before income tax expense$283.9$-$283.9Income tax expense(55.9)-(55.9)Net income$228.0$-$228.0Effective tax rate20%-20%For the year ended December 31, 2012, the effective tax rate excluding income taxes related to Louisiana project relocation expenses and charges and the asset impairment charge was 18% compared with 20% for the year ended December 31, 2011.We earn the majority of our pre-tax earnings in Trinidad, Egypt, Chile, Canada and New Zealand. In Trinidad and Chile, the statutory tax rate is 35% and in Egypt, the statutory tax rate is 25%. Our Atlas facility in Trinidad has partial relief from corporation income tax until 2014. We have significant loss carryforwards in Canada and New Zealand which have not been recognized for accounting purposes. During 2012, we earned a higher proportion of our consolidated income from methanol produced in jurisdictions with low effective tax rates and this contributed to a lower effective tax rate compared with 2011.SUPPLY/DEMAND FUNDAMENTALSWe estimate that methanol demand, excluding methanol demand from integrated methanol to olefins facilities, is currently approximately 52 million tonnes on an annualized basis.Traditional chemical derivatives consume about two-thirds of global methanol demand and growth is correlated to industrial production. Demand for methanol in traditional chemical derivatives has remained relatively stable.Energy-related applications consume about one third of global methanol demand and over the last few years high oil prices have driven strong demand growth for methanol into energy applications such as gasoline blending and DME, primarily in China. Growth of methanol blending into gasoline in China has been particularly strong and we believe that future growth in this application is supported by regulatory changes in that country. Many provinces in China have implemented fuel blending standards, and China also has national standards in place for methanol fuel blending (M85 & M100, or 85% methanol and 100% methanol, respectively). Methanol demand into olefins ("MTO") is emerging as a significant methanol derivative. In China, there are three integrated and one merchant MTO plants in production and there is a second merchant plant currently being commissioned which could consume up to 1.8 million tonnes of methanol per year. We believe demand potential into energy-related applications and olefins production will continue to grow.Methanex Non-Discounted Regional Posted Prices 1JanDecNovOct(US$ per tonne)2013201220122012United States482482482439Europe 2476437437437Asia4354354354351 Discounts from our posted prices are offered to customers based on various factors. 2 EUR370 for Q1 2013 (Q4 2012 – EUR340) converted to United States dollars. During the fourth quarter of 2012, industry outages contributed to upward pressure on pricing in Europe and North America, while pricing in Asia was relatively stable. Our average non-discounted price in the fourth quarter was $450 per tonne. Entering the first quarter, market conditions and the pricing environment are relatively stable. Our European non-discounted price for the first quarter of 2013 increased to EUR370 per tonne ($476 per tonne) and we recently announced our North American non-discounted price for February at $482 per tonne, which is unchanged from January.Over the next few years, there is a modest level of new capacity expected to come on-stream relative to demand growth expectations. There is a 0.8 million tonne plant expected to restart in Channelview, Texas in late 2013 and a 0.7 million tonne plant expected to start up in Azerbaijan in 2013. We are currently adding 90,000 tonnes of production capacity to our Medicine Hat, Alberta facility and we are working on other initiatives which could increase annual production in New Zealand by up to 0.9 million tonnes. We are also relocating an idle Chile facility to Geismar, Louisiana which is on track to add 1.0 million tonnes of annual production capacity by the end of 2014. We expect that production from new capacity in China will be consumed in that country and that higher cost production capacity in China will need to operate in order to satisfy demand growth.LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCESCash flows from operating activitiesCash flows from operating activities in the fourth quarter of 2012 were $98 million compared with $131 million for the third quarter of 2012 and $158 million for the fourth quarter of 2011. Cash flows from operating activities for the year ended December 31, 2012 were $458 million compared with $480 million for the same period in 2011.The changes in cash flows from operating activities resulted from changes in the following:Q4 2012Q4 20122012compared withcompared withcompared with($ millions)Q3 2012Q4 20112011Increase (decrease) in Adjusted EBITDA (attributable to Methanex shareholders)$15$(14)$2Cash flows from operating activities attributable to non-controlling interests-(5)20Changes in non-cash working capital(66)(34)(14)Income taxes paid(10)-16Cash portion of Louisiana project relocation expenses and charges35-(39)Other(7)(7)(7)Decrease in cash flows from operating activities$(33)$(60)$(22)Adjusted cash flows from operating activitiesAdjusted cash flows from operating activities, which excludes the amounts associated with the 40% non-controlling interests in the methanol facility in Egypt, changes in non-cash working capital, and the cash portion of Louisiana project relocation expenses and charges, were $101 million in the fourth quarter of 2012 compared with $103 million for the third quarter of 2012 and $122 million for the fourth quarter of 2011. Adjusted cash flows from operating activities for the year ended December 31, 2012 were $403 million compared with $392 million for the same period in 2011.The changes in adjusted cash flows from operating activities resulted from changes in the following:Q4 2012Q4 20122012compared withcompared withcompared with($ millions)Q3 2012Q4 20112011Increase (decrease) in Adjusted EBITDA (attributable to Methanex shareholders)$15$(14)$2Income taxes paid(10)-16Other(7)(7)(7)Increase (decrease) in Adjusted cash flows from operating activities$(2)$(21)$11Refer to the Additional Information - Supplemental Non-GAAP Measures section for a reconciliation of Adjusted cash flows from operating activities to the most comparable GAAP measure.During the fourth quarter of 2012, we paid a quarterly dividend of $0.185 per share, or $17 million.We operate in a highly competitive commodity industry and believe it is appropriate to maintain a conservative balance sheet and to maintain financial flexibility. During the fourth quarter of 2012, we issued $350 million of 3.25% unsecured notes due in 2019 and our cash balance at December 31, 2012 was $746 million, including $36 million related to the non-controlling interest in Egypt. We invest our cash only in highly rated instruments that have maturities of three months or less to ensure preservation of capital and appropriate liquidity. Also during the fourth quarter, we extended the maturity on our revolving credit facility to 2016 and increased the amount to $400 million.Our planned capital maintenance expenditure program directed towards maintenance, turnarounds and catalyst changes for existing operations is currently estimated to total approximately $140 million to the end of 2013, including major refurbishments at some of our plants. In July 2012, we reached a final investment decision to proceed with the project to relocate an idle Chile facility to Geismar, Louisiana with estimated project costs of approximately $550 million. The plant is expected to be operational by the end of 2014 and during 2012 we spent $113 million on the project. We are in the process of debottlenecking the Medicine Hat facility and are also considering other projects in New Zealand to increase operating capacity. The projects in New Zealand, if approved, and Medicine Hat will result in additional capital expenditures of approximately $160 million by the end of 2013. We believe that we have the financial capacity to fund these growth initiatives with cash on hand, cash generated from operations and the undrawn bank facility.We believe we are well positioned to meet our financial commitments, invest to grow the Company and continue to deliver on our commitment to return excess cash to shareholders.SHORT-TERM OUTLOOKEntering the first quarter 2013, methanol demand has remained healthy and prices have been relatively stable.The methanol price will ultimately depend on the strength of the global economy, industry operating rates, global energy prices, new supply additions and the strength of global demand. We believe that our financial position and financial flexibility, outstanding global supply network and competitive-cost position will provide a sound basis for Methanex to continue to be the leader in the methanol industry and to invest to grow the Company.CONTROLS AND PROCEDURESFor the three months ended December 31, 2012, no changes were made in our internal control over financial reporting that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.ANTICIPATED CHANGES TO INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL REPORTING STANDARDS (IFRS)Consolidation and Joint Arrangement AccountingIn May 2011, the IASB issued new accounting standards related to consolidation and joint arrangement accounting. The IASB has revised the definition of "control," which is a criterion for consolidation accounting. In addition, changes to IFRS in the accounting for joint arrangements were issued which, under certain circumstances, removed the option for proportionate consolidation accounting so that the equity method of accounting for such interests would need to be applied. The impact of applying consolidation accounting or equity accounting does not result in any change to net earnings or shareholders' equity, but will result in a significant presentation impact. We currently account for our 63.1% interest in Atlas Methanol Company using proportionate consolidation accounting and upon adoption of these new standards effective January 1, 2013 we will account for this entity using equity accounting.ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - SUPPLEMENTAL NON-GAAP MEASURESIn addition to providing measures prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), we present certain supplemental non-GAAP measures. These are Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted net income, Adjusted diluted net income per common share, operating income and Adjusted cash flows from operating activities. These measures do not have any standardized meaning prescribed by generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and therefore are unlikely to be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. These supplemental non-GAAP measures are provided to assist readers in determining our ability to generate cash from operations and improve the comparability of our results from one period to another. We believe these measures are useful in assessing operating performance and liquidity of the Company's ongoing business on an overall basis. We also believe Adjusted EBITDA is frequently used by securities analysts and investors when comparing our results with those of other companies.Adjusted EBITDA (attributable to Methanex shareholders)Adjusted EBITDA differs from the most comparable GAAP measure, net income attributable to Methanex shareholders, because it excludes finance costs, finance income and other expenses, income tax expense (recovery), depreciation and amortization, mark-to-market impact of share-based compensation, Louisiana project relocation expenses and charges and asset impairment charges.Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted net income exclude the mark-to-market impact of share-based compensation related to the impact of changes in our share price on share appreciation rights, tandem share appreciation rights, deferred share units, restricted share units and performance share units. The mark-to-market impact related to performance share units that is excluded from Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted net income is calculated as the difference between the grant date value determined using a Methanex total shareholder return factor of 100% and the fair value recorded at each period end. As share-based awards will be settled in future periods, the ultimate value of the units is unknown at the date of grant and therefore the grant date value recognized in Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted net income may differ from the total settlement cost.The following table shows a reconciliation from net income (loss) attributable to Methanex shareholders to Adjusted EBITDA:Three Months EndedYears EndedDec 31Sep 30Dec 31Dec 31Dec 31($ millions)20122012201120122011Net income (loss) attributable to Methanex shareholders$(140)$(3)$64$(68)$201Finance costs1518187162Finance income and other expenses(3)33(1)(2)Income tax expense (recovery)(93)(15)12(84)56Depreciation and amortization424843172157Mark-to-market impact of share-based compensation8-116(21)Louisiana project relocation expenses and charges-61-65-Asset impairment charge297--297-Non-controlling interests adjustment 1(7)(8)(8)(39)(26)Adjusted EBITDA (attributable to Methanex shareholders)$119$104$133$429$4271 This adjustment represents finance costs, finance income and other expenses, income tax expense, and depreciation and amortization associated with the 40% non-controlling interest in the methanol facility in Egypt. Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Diluted Net Income per Common ShareAdjusted net income and Adjusted diluted net income per common share are non-GAAP measures because they exclude the mark-to-market impact of share-based compensation and items that are considered by management to be non-operational, including asset impairment charges and Louisiana project relocation charges and expenses. The following table shows a reconciliation of net income (loss) attributable to Methanex shareholders to Adjusted net income and the calculation of Adjusted diluted net income per common share:Three Months EndedYears EndedDec 31Sep 30Dec 31Dec 31Dec 31($ millions except number of shares and per share amounts)20122012201120122011Net income (loss) attributable to Methanex shareholders$(140)$(3)$64$(68)$201Mark-to-market impact of share-based compensation8-116(21)Louisiana project relocation expenses and chargesCash expense-35-39-Non-cash charge-26-26-Asset impairment charge297--297-Income tax expense (recovery) related to above items(104)(22)-(130)2Adjusted net income$61$36$65$180$182Diluted weighted average shares outstanding9494949494Adjusted diluted net income per common share 1$0.64$0.38$0.69$1.90$1.931 For the three month period and year ended December 31, 2012, stock options have been excluded from the calculation of diluted net loss per common share (attributable to Methanex shareholders) as their effect would be anti-dilutive. However, for the calculation of adjusted diluted net income per common share (attributable to Methanex shareholders) stock options have been included in the denominator and the diluted weighted average number of common shares is 95 million for the three month period and year ended December 31, 2012. Adjusted Cash Flows from Operating Activities (attributable to Methanex shareholders)Adjusted cash flows from operating activities differs from the most comparable GAAP measure, cash flows from operating activities, because it does not include cash flows associated with the 40% non-controlling interest in the methanol facility in Egypt, changes in non-cash working capital and the cash portion of Louisiana project relocation expenses and charges.The following table shows a reconciliation of cash flows from operating activities to adjusted cash flows from operating activities:Three Months EndedYears EndedDec 31Sep 30Dec 31Dec 31Dec 31($ millions)20122012201120122011Cash flows from operating activities$98$131$158$458$480Deduct non-controlling interest adjustment:Net income(5)(4)(9)(34)(27)Non-cash items(7)(8)(8)(39)(26)Changes in non-cash working capital15(51)(19)(21)(35)Cash portion of Louisiana project relocation expenses and charges- 35 - 39 -Adjusted cash flows from operating activities (attributable to Methanex shareholders) $ 101 $ 103 $ 122 $ 403 $ 392Operating IncomeOperating income is reconciled directly to a GAAP measure in our consolidated statements of income.QUARTERLY FINANCIAL DATA (UNAUDITED)A summary of selected financial information for the prior eight quarters is as follows:Three Months EndedDec 31Sep 30Jun 30Mar 31($ millions, except per share amounts)2012201220122012Revenue$696$655$656$666Adjusted EBITDA 1 211910411393Net income (loss) 1(140)(3)5222Adjusted net income 1 261364439Basic net income (loss) per common share 1(1.49)(0.03)0.560.24Diluted net income (loss) per common share 1(1.49)(0.03)0.500.23Adjusted diluted net income per share 1 20.640.380.470.41Three Months EndedDec 31Sep 30Jun 30Mar 31($ millions, except per share amounts)2011201120112011Revenue$696$670$623$619Adjusted EBITDA 1 213311110281Net income 164624135Adjusted net income 1 265403937Basic net income per common share 10.690.670.440.37Diluted net income per common share 10.680.590.430.37Adjusted diluted net income per share 1 20.690.430.410.391 Attributable to Methanex Corporation shareholders. 2 These items are non-GAAP measures that do not have any standardized meaning prescribed by GAAP and therefore are unlikely to be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. Refer to the Additional Information - Supplemental Non-GAAP Measures section for a description of each non-GAAP measure and reconciliations to the most comparable GAAP measures. FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION WARNINGThis Fourth Quarter 2012 Management's Discussion and Analysis ("MD&A") as well as comments made during the Fourth Quarter 2012 investor conference call contain forward-looking statements with respect to us and our industry. These statements relate to future events or our future performance. All statements other than statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements. Statements that include the words "believes", "expects", "may", "will", "potential", "estimates", "target", "interest", "planning" or other comparable terminology and similar statements of a future or forward-looking nature identify forward-looking statements.More particularly and without limitation, any statements regarding the following are forward-looking statements:expected demand for methanol and its derivatives, expected new methanol supply or restart of idled capacity and timing for start-up of the same, expected shutdowns (either temporary or permanent) or restarts of existing methanol supply (including our own facilities), including, without limitation, the timing and length of planned maintenance outages, expected methanol and energy prices, expected levels of methanol purchases from traders or other third parties, expected levels, timing and availability of economically priced natural gas supply to each of our plants, capital committed by third parties towards future natural gas exploration and development in the vicinity of our plants, our expected capital expenditures, including, without limitation, those to support natural gas exploration and development for our plants and the restart of our idled methanol facilities, anticipated production rates of our plants, expected operating costs, including natural gas feedstock costs and logistics costs, expected tax rates or resolutions to tax disputes, expected cash flows, earnings capability and share price, ability to meet covenants or obtain waivers associated with our long-term debt obligations, including, without limitation, the Egypt limited recourse debt facilities that have conditions associated with finalization of certain land title registration and related mortgages that require action by Egyptian governmental entities, availability of committed credit facilities and other financing, our shareholder distribution strategy and anticipated distributions to shareholders, commercial viability and timing of, or our ability to execute, future projects, plant restarts, capacity expansions, plant relocations, or other business initiatives or opportunities, including the planned relocation of one of our idle Chile methanol plants to Geismar, Louisiana ("Geismar") and certain initiatives in New Zealand, our financial strength and ability to meet future financial commitments, expected global or regional economic activity (including industrial production levels), expected outcomes of litigation or other disputes, claims and assessments, expected actions of governments, government agencies, gas suppliers, courts, tribunals or other third parties, and expected impact on our operations in Egypt or our financial condition as a consequence of civil unrest or actions taken or inaction by the Government of Egypt and its agencies. We believe that we have a reasonable basis for making such forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements in this document are based on our experience, our perception of trends, current conditions and expected future developments as well as other factors. Certain material factors or assumptions were applied in drawing the conclusions or making the forecasts or projections that are included in these forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, future expectations and assumptions concerning the following:the supply of, demand for, and price of methanol, methanol derivatives, natural gas, oil and oil derivatives, the success of our natural gas exploration and development in Chile and New Zealand and our ability to procure economically priced natural gas in Chile, New Zealand, Trinidad, Canada and the United States, production rates of our facilities, the establishment of new fuel standards, operating costs including natural gas feedstock and logistics costs, capital costs, tax rates, cash flows, foreign exchange rates and interest rates, the availability of committed credit facilities and other financing, timing of completion and cost of the Geismar project and our initiatives to increase production in New Zealand and Canada, global and regional economic activity (including industrial production levels), absence of a material negative impact from major natural disasters, receipt of remaining required permits in connection with the Geismar project, receipt or issuance of third party consents or approvals, including, without limitation, governmental registrations of land title and related mortgages in Egypt, governmental approvals related to natural gas exploration rights or rights to purchase natural gas, receipt of governmental approvals related to natural gas exploration rights, absence of a material negative impact from changes in laws or regulations, absence of a material negative impact from political instability in the countries in which we operate, enforcement of contractual arrangements and ability to perform contractual obligations by customers, natural gas and other suppliers and other third parties, and satisfaction of conditions precedent contained in the Geismar project natural gas supply agreement. However, forward-looking statements, by their nature, involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties primarily include those attendant with producing and marketing methanol and successfully carrying out major capital expenditure projects in various jurisdictions, including, without limitation:conditions in the methanol and other industries including fluctuations in supply, demand and price for methanol and its derivatives, including demand for methanol for energy uses, the price of natural gas, coal, oil and oil derivatives, the success of natural gas exploration and development activities in southern Chile and New Zealand and our ability to obtain any additional gas in Chile and New Zealand on commercially acceptable terms, the ability to successfully carry out corporate initiatives and strategies, actions of competitors, suppliers and financial institutions, conditions within the natural gas delivery systems that may prevent delivery of our natural gas supply requirements, competing demand for natural gas, especially with respect to domestic needs for gas and electricity in Chile and Egypt, actions of governments and governmental authorities, including, without limitation, implementation of policies or other measures that could impact the supply or demand for methanol or its derivatives, changes in laws or regulations, import or export restrictions, anti-dumping measures, increases in duties, taxes and government royalties, and other actions by governments that may adversely affect our operations or existing contractual arrangements, world-wide economic conditions, satisfaction of conditions precedent contained in the Geismar project natural gas supply agreement, and other risks described in our 2011 Management's Discussion and Analysis and this Fourth Quarter 2012 Management's Discussion and Analysis. Having in mind these and other factors, investors and other readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. They are not a substitute for the exercise of one's own due diligence and judgment. The outcomes anticipated in forward-looking statements may not occur and we do not undertake to update forward-looking statements except as required by applicable securities laws.HOW WE ANALYZE OUR BUSINESSOur operations consist of a single operating segment - the production and sale of methanol. We review our results of operations by analyzing changes in the components of Adjusted EBITDA (refer to the Additional Information - Supplemental Non-GAAP Measures section for a description of each non-GAAP measure and reconciliations to the most comparable GAAP measures).In addition to the methanol that we produce at our facilities ("Methanex-produced methanol"), we also purchase and re-sell methanol produced by others ("purchased methanol") and we sell methanol on a commission basis. We analyze the results of all methanol sales together, excluding commission sales volumes. The key drivers of change in Adjusted EBITDA are average realized price, cash costs and sales volume which are defined and calculated as follows:PRICEThe change in Adjusted EBITDA as a result of changes in average realized price is calculated as the difference from period to period in the selling price of methanol multiplied by the current period total methanol sales volume excluding commission sales volume plus the difference from period to period in commission revenue.CASH COSTThe change in Adjusted EBITDA as a result of changes in cash costs is calculated as the difference from period to period in cash costs per tonne multiplied by the current period total methanol sales volume excluding commission sales volume in the current period. The cash costs per tonne is the weighted average of the cash cost per tonne of Methanex-produced methanol and the cash cost per tonne of purchased methanol. The cash cost per tonne of Methanex-produced methanol includes absorbed fixed cash costs per tonne and variable cash costs per tonne. The cash cost per tonne of purchased methanol consists principally of the cost of methanol itself. In addition, the change in Adjusted EBITDA as a result of changes in cash costs includes the changes from period to period in unabsorbed fixed production costs, consolidated selling, general and administrative expenses and fixed storage and handling costs.VOLUMEThe change in Adjusted EBITDA as a result of changes in sales volume is calculated as the difference from period to period in total methanol sales volume excluding commission sales volumes multiplied by the margin per tonne for the prior period. The margin per tonne for the prior period is the weighted average margin per tonne of Methanex- produced methanol and margin per tonne of purchased methanol. The margin per tonne for Methanex-produced methanol is calculated as the selling price per tonne of methanol less absorbed fixed cash costs per tonne and variable cash costs per tonne. The margin per tonne for purchased methanol is calculated as the selling price per tonne of methanol less the cost of purchased methanol per tonne.We own 63.1% of the Atlas methanol facility and market the remaining 36.9% of its production through a commission offtake agreement. We account for this investment using proportionate consolidation, which results in 63.1% of its results being included in revenues and expenses with the remaining 36.9% portion included as commission income.We own 60% of the 1.26 million tonne per year Egypt methanol facility and market the remaining 40% of its production through a commission offtake agreement. We account for this investment using consolidation accounting, which results in 100% of the revenues and expenses being included in our financial statements with the other investors' interests in the methanol facility being presented as "non-controlling interests". For purposes of analyzing our business, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted net income and Adjusted cash flows from operating activities exclude the amounts associated with the other investors' 40% non-controlling interests, which are included in commission income on a consistent basis with how we present the Atlas facility.Methanex CorporationConsolidated Statements of Income (Loss) (unaudited)(thousands of U.S. dollars, except number of common shares and per share amounts)Three Months EndedYears EndedDec 31Dec 31Dec 31Dec 312012201120122011Revenue$695,654$696,499$2,672,954$2,608,037Cost of sales and operating expenses(572,968)(546,873)(2,187,288)(2,107,320)Depreciation and amortization(41,543)(43,558)(171,635)(156,667)Louisiana project relocation expenses and charges (note 3)--(64,543)-Asset impairment charge (note 4)(296,976)-(296,976)-Operating income (loss)(215,833)106,068(47,488)344,050Finance costs (note 6)(14,880)(17,868)(71,314)(61,797)Finance income and other expenses2,521(2,891)5091,667Profit (loss) before income tax expense(228,192)85,309(118,293)283,920Income tax recovery (expense):Current(8,301)(8,897)(30,302)(36,241)Deferred101,517(3,292)114,020(19,679)93,216(12,189)83,718(55,920)Net income (loss)$(134,976)$73,120$(34,575)$228,000Attributable to:Methanex Corporation shareholders(139,853)63,871(68,105)201,326Non-controlling interests4,8779,24933,53026,674$(134,976)$73,120$(34,575)$228,000Income (loss) for the period attributable to Methanex Corporation shareholdersBasic net income (loss) per common share (note 7)$(1.49)$0.69$(0.73)$2.16Diluted net income (loss) per common share (note 7)$(1.49)$0.68$(0.73)$2.06Weighted average number of common shares outstanding94,092,59193,239,05993,755,50993,026,482Diluted weighted average number of common shares outstanding94,092,59194,236,70393,755,50994,360,956See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated interim financial statements.Methanex CorporationConsolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss) (unaudited)(thousands of U.S. dollars, except number of common shares and per share amounts)Three Months EndedYears EndedDec 31Dec 31Dec 31Dec 312012201120122011Net income (loss)$(134,976)$73,120$(34,575)$228,000Other comprehensive income (loss):Change in fair value of forward exchange contracts, net of tax23361(320)326Change in fair value of interest rate swap contracts, net of tax(690)(157)(5,794)(3,764)Realized loss on interest rate swap contracts reclassified to interest expense, net of tax2,7773,99511,19812,816Realized loss on interest rate swap contracts reclassified to property, plant and equipment---7,279Actuarial losses on defined benefit pension plans, net of tax(1,135)(10,258)(1,135)(10,258)975(6,059)3,9496,399Comprehensive income (loss)$(134,001)$67,061$(30,626)$234,399Attributable to:Methanex Corporation shareholders(139,712)56,275(66,317)201,193Non-controlling interests5,71110,78635,69133,206$(134,001)$67,061$(30,626)$234,399See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated interim financial statements.Methanex CorporationConsolidated Statements of Financial Position (unaudited)(thousands of U.S. dollars)Dec 31Dec 31AS AT20122011ASSETSCurrent assets:Cash and cash equivalents$745,610$350,711Trade and other receivables429,203378,430Inventories (note 2)253,023281,015Prepaid expenses28,31424,4651,456,1501,034,621Non-current assets:Property, plant and equipment (notes 3 and 4)2,014,7482,233,023Other assets (note 4)73,724125,9312,088,4722,358,954$3,544,622$3,393,575LIABILITIES AND EQUITYCurrent liabilities:Trade, other payables and accrued liabilities$353,744$327,130Current maturities on long-term debt (note 5)53,334251,107Current maturities on finance leases7,3676,713Current maturities on other long-term liabilities26,53618,031440,981602,981Non-current liabilities:Long-term debt (note 5)1,191,891652,148Finance leases48,61255,979Other long-term liabilities193,823178,172Deferred income tax liabilities191,578302,3321,625,9041,188,631Equity:Capital stock481,779455,434Contributed surplus15,48122,281Retained earnings805,661942,978Accumulated other comprehensive loss(13,045)(15,968)Shareholders' equity1,289,8761,404,725Non-controlling interests187,861197,238Total equity1,477,7371,601,963$3,544,622$3,393,575See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated interim financial statements.Methanex CorporationConsolidated Statements of Changes in Equity (unaudited)(thousands of U.S. dollars, except number of common shares)Number ofCommonSharesCapitalStockContributedSurplusRetainedEarningsAccumulatedOtherComprehensiveLossShareholders'EquityNon-ControllingInterestsTotalEquityBalance, December 31, 201092,632,022$440,092$25,393$813,819$(26,093)$1,253,211$156,412$1,409,623Net income201,326-201,32626,674228,000Other comprehensive income (loss)(10,258)10,125(133)6,5326,399Compensation expense recorded for stock options - - 837 - - 837 - 837Issue of shares on exercise of stock options 615,733 11,393 - - - 11,393 - 11,393Reclassification of grant date fair value on exercise of stock options - 3,949 (3,949) - - - - -Dividend payments to Methanex Corporation shareholders - - - (61,909) - (61,909) - (61,909)Distributions to non-controlling interests - - - - - - (11,580) (11,580)Equity contributions by non-controlling interests - - - - - - 19,200 19,200Balance, December 31, 201193,247,755455,43422,281942,978(15,968)1,404,725197,2381,601,963Net income (loss)---(68,105)-(68,105)33,530(34,575)Other comprehensive income (loss)---(1,135)2,9231,7882,1613,949Compensation expense recorded for stock options--726--726-726Issue of shares on exercise of stock options1,062,21518,819---18,819-18,819Reclassification of grant date fair value on exercise of stock options-7,526(7,526)-----Dividend payments to Methanex Corporation shareholders---(68,077)-(68,077)-(68,077)Distributions to non-controlling interests------(46,068)(46,068)Equity contributions bynon-controlling interests------1,0001,000Balance, December 31, 201294,309,970$481,779$15,481$805,661$(13,045)$1,289,876$187,861$1,477,737See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated interim financial statements.Methanex CorporationConsolidated Statements of Cash Flows (unaudited)(thousands of U.S. dollars)Three Months EndedYears EndedDec 31Dec 31Dec 31Dec 312012201120122011CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIESNet income (loss)$(134,976)$73,120$(34,575)$228,000Add (deduct) non-cash items:Depreciation and amortization41,54343,558171,635156,667Louisiana project relocation non-cash charges--25,688-Asset impairment charge296,976-296,976-Income tax expense (recovery)(93,216)12,189(83,718)55,920Share based compensation expense (recovery)11,0273,85935,907(4,890)Finance costs14,88017,86871,31461,797Other6,1194,40816,5783,459Income taxes paid(14,191)(13,935)(29,528)(46,331)Other cash payments, including share-based compensation(14,897)(1,484)(33,774)(10,303)Cash flows from operating activities before undernoted113,265139,583436,503444,319Changes in non-cash working capital (note 9)(14,873)18,85121,77435,38898,392158,434458,277479,707CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIESDividend payments to Methanex Corporation shareholders(17,428)(15,852)(68,077)(61,909)Interest paid, including interest rate swap settlements(6,371)(5,062)(64,914)(60,467)Net proceeds on issue of long-term debt343,796-590,3442,700Repayment of long-term debt and limited recourse debt(8,135)(8,133)(251,105)(49,650)Changes in project debt reserve accounts(4,916)3,918(4,916)(27,291)Equity contributions by non-controlling interests--1,00019,200Cash distributions to non-controlling interests(3,777)(6,989)(49,409)(8,239)Proceeds on issue of shares on exercise of stock options5,55237018,81911,393Repayment of finance leases and other long term liabilities(1,727)(1,574)(6,712)(5,964)306,994(33,322)165,030(180,227)CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIESProperty, plant and equipment(23,247)(35,171)(134,716)(127,524)Louisiana project expenditures(35,308)-(73,912)-Oil and gas assets(15,218)(8,329)(32,892)(30,098)GeoPark repayments--10,0397,551Changes in non-cash working capital related to investing activities(note 9)10,9328,1243,0737,508(62,841)(35,376)(228,408)(142,563)Increase in cash and cash equivalents342,54589,736394,899156,917Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period403,065260,975350,711193,794Cash and cash equivalents, end of period$745,610$350,711$745,610$350,711See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated interim financial statements.Methanex CorporationNotes to Condensed Consolidated Interim Financial Statements (unaudited)Except where otherwise noted, tabular dollar amounts are stated in thousands of U.S. dollars.1. Basis of presentation:Methanex Corporation (the Company) is an incorporated entity with corporate offices in Vancouver, Canada. The Company's operations consist of the production and sale of methanol, a commodity chemical. The Company is the world's largest supplier of methanol to major international markets in Asia Pacific, North America, Europe and Latin America.These condensed consolidated interim financial statements are prepared in accordance with International Accounting Standards (IAS) 34, Interim Financial Reporting, as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) on a basis consistent with those followed in the most recent annual consolidated financial statements. These condensed consolidated interim financial statements include the Egypt methanol facility on a consolidated basis, with the other investors' 40% share presented as non-controlling interests, and the Company's proportionate share of the Atlas methanol facility.These condensed consolidated interim financial statements do not include all of the information required for full annual financial statements and were approved and authorized for issue by the Audit, Finance & Risk Committee of the Board of Directors on January 30, 2013. 2. Inventories:Inventories are valued at the lower of cost, determined on a first-in first-out basis, and estimated net realizable value. The amount of inventories included in cost of sales and operating expenses and depreciation and amortization for the three months and year ended December 31, 2012 is $539 million (2011 - $539 million) and $2,082 million (2011 - $2,052 million), respectively. 3. Property, plant and equipment:Buildings, Plant Installations &MachineryPlant UnderConstructionOil & GasPropertiesOtherTotalCost at December 31, 2012$3,279,720$75,238$80,368$68,906$3,504,232Accumulated depreciation at December 31, 20121,387,034-74,15128,2991,489,484Net book value at December 31, 2012$1,892,686$75,238$6,217$40,607$2,014,748Cost at December 31, 2011$3,209,597$1,326$77,486$88,642$3,377,051Accumulated depreciation at December 31, 20111,070,267-32,99040,7711,144,028Net book value at December 31, 2011$2,139,330$1,326$44,496$47,871$2,233,023In July 2012, the Board of Directors gave final approval to proceed with the project to relocate an idle Chile facility to Geismar, Louisiana with an estimated project cost of approximately $550 million. Under International Financial Reporting Standards, certain costs incurred in relation to relocating an asset are not eligible for capitalization to Property, Plant and Equipment and are required to be charged directly to income. For the year ended December 31 2012, the Company incurred $112.8 million in expenditures related to this project, of which $73.9 million was recorded to Property, Plant and Equipment and the remaining $38.9 million ($23.3 million after-tax) was recognized in Louisiana project relocation expenses and charges in the Consolidated Statements of Income. In addition, for the year ended December 31, 2012, the Company has charged to income $25.7 million ($17.6 million after-tax) related to the carrying value of the Chile facility being relocated.During the fourth quarter of 2012, the Company recorded an asset impairment charge relating to the carrying value of its Chile operations. See note 4 of these condensed consolidated interim financial statements for more information.4. Asset impairment charge:The Company reviews the carrying value of long-lived assets for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount may not be recoverable. The Company recently announced that it expects to idle its Chile operations in March 2013 due to an expected shortfall of natural gas feedstock to keep the plant operating through the southern hemisphere winter. As a consequence of the uncertain outlook for the supply of natural gas feedstock to its Chile operations, the carrying value of the Company's Chile assets was tested for recoverability at December 31, 2012.Recoverability was measured by comparing the carrying value of the Chile assets to estimated pre-tax fair value. Estimated pre-tax fair value was determined by measuring the pre-tax cash flows expected to be generated from Chile assets over their estimated useful life discounted by a before-tax discount rate. The before-tax discount rate used of 13% was derived from the Company's estimated cost of capital.There are two key variables that impact the Company's estimates of future cash flows: (1) the methanol price and (2) the price and availability of natural gas feedstock. Short-term methanol price estimates are based on current supply and demand fundamentals and current methanol prices. Long-term methanol price estimates are based on the Company's view of long-term supply and demand, and consideration is given to many factors, including, but not limited to, estimates of global industrial production rates, energy prices, changes in general economic conditions, future global methanol production capacity, industry operating rates and the global industry cost structure. The Company's estimate of the price and availability of natural gas takes into consideration the current contracted terms, as well as factors that it believes are relevant to supply under these contracts and supplemental natural gas sources. Other assumptions included in the Company's estimate of future cash flows include the estimated cost incurred to maintain the facilities, estimates of transportation costs and other variable costs incurred in producing methanol in each period.Based on the test performed, the Company recorded a non-cash before-tax asset impairment charge of $297 million ($193 million after-tax) to write down the carrying value of the Chile assets at December 31, 2012 to $245 million excluding the first facility that is being relocated to Geismar, Louisiana. The before-tax asset impairment charge was allocated as follows: Three Months EndedYears EndedDec 31Dec 31Dec 31Dec 312012201120122011Asset impairment charge allocated to:Property, plant and equipmentBuildings, plant installations & machinery$200,753$-$200,753$-Oil & gas properties22,724-22,724-Other assetsOil & gas properties73,499-73,499-Asset impairment charge$296,976$-$296,976$-5. Long-term debt:Dec 31Dec 3120122011Unsecured notes$350 million at 3.25% due December 15, 2019$343,828$-$250 million at 5.25% due March 1, 2022246,326-$150 million at 6.00% due August 15, 2015149,344149,119$200 million at 8.75% due August 15, 2012-199,643739,498348,762Atlas limited recourse debt facilities49,65964,397Egypt limited recourse debt facilities438,631470,208Other limited recourse debt facilities17,43719,8881,245,225903,255Less current maturities(53,334)(251,107)$1,191,891$652,148During the three month period ended December 31, 2012, the Company issued $350 million of unsecured notes bearing an interest rate of 3.25% and due December 15, 2019 (effective yield 3.40%).During the three months and year ended December 31, 2012, the Company made repayments on its Atlas limited recourse debt facilities of $7.5 million and $15.0 million, respectively, and other limited recourse debt facilities of $0.6 million and $2.5 million, respectively. The Company has also made repayments on its Egypt limited recourse debt facilities of $33.6 million during the year ended December 31, 2012.During the three month period ended December 31, 2012, the Company entered into a $400 million revolving credit facility with a syndicate of banks. The facility expires in December 2016 and replaces the Company's previous revolving credit facility which would have expired in mid-2015.The Atlas and Egypt limited recourse debt facilities are described as limited recourse as they are secured only by the assets of the Atlas joint venture and the Egypt entity, respectively. Accordingly, the lenders to the limited recourse debt facilities have no recourse to the Company or its other subsidiaries. The Atlas and Egypt limited recourse debt facilities have customary covenants and default provisions that apply only to these entities, including restrictions on the incurrence of additional indebtedness, a requirement to fulfill certain conditions before the payment of cash or other distributions and a restriction on these distributions if there is a default subsisting. The Egypt limited recourse debt facilities also contain a covenant to complete by March 31, 2013 certain land title registrations and related mortgages that require action by Egyptian government entities and which the Company does not expect to complete by March 31, 2013. The Company is seeking a waiver from the lenders. The Company does not believe that the finalization of these items is material. The Company cannot assure you that we will be able to obtain a waiver from the lenders.At December 31, 2012, management believes the Company was in compliance with all of the covenants and default provisions related to long-term debt obligations.6. Finance costs:Three Months EndedYears EndedDec 31Dec 31Dec 31Dec 312012201120122011Finance costs$15,789$17,868$72,897$69,027Less capitalized interest related to Egypt plant under construction---(7,230)Less capitalized interest related to Louisiana plant under construction(909)-(1,583)-$14,880$17,868$71,314$61,797Finance costs are primarily comprised of interest on borrowings and finance lease obligations, the effective portion of interest rate swaps designated as cash flow hedges, amortization of deferred financing fees, and accretion expense associated with site restoration costs. Interest during construction is capitalized until the plant is substantially completed and ready for productive use.The Company has interest rate swap contracts on its Egypt limited recourse debt facilities to swap the LIBOR-based interest payments for an average aggregated fixed rate of 4.8% plus a spread on approximately 75% of the Egypt limited recourse debt facilities for the period to March 31, 2015.7. Net income (loss) per common share:Diluted net income (loss) per common share is calculated by considering the potential dilution that would occur if outstanding stock options and, under certain circumstances, tandem share appreciation rights (TSARs) were exercised or converted to common shares. During the three months and year ended December 31, 2012, the Company incurred a net loss attributable to Methanex shareholders and therefore the impact of the potential dilution of stock options and TSARs is anti-dilutive.Outstanding TSARs may be settled in cash or common shares at the holder's option and for purposes of calculating diluted net income per common share, the more dilutive of cash-settled and equity-settled is used, regardless of how the plan is accounted for. Accordingly, TSARs that are accounted for using the cash-settled method will require adjustments to the numerator and denominator if the equity-settled method is determined to have a dilutive effect on diluted net income per common share. During the year ended December 31, 2011, the Company recorded a share- based compensation recovery related to TSARs. Therefore, for this period, the equity-settled method has been determined to be the more dilutive for purposes of calculating diluted net income per common share. A reconciliation of the net income (loss) used for the purpose of calculating diluted net income (loss) per common share is as follows:Three Months EndedYears EndedDec 31Dec 31Dec 31Dec 312012201120122011Numerator for basic net income (loss) per common share$(139,853)$63,871$(68,105)$201,326Adjustment for the effect of TSARs:Cash settled recovery included in net income---(2,416)Equity settled expense---(4,327)Numerator for diluted net income (loss) per common share$(139,853)$63,871$(68,105)$194,583Stock options and TSARs, if calculated using the equity-settled method, are considered dilutive when the average market price of the Company's common shares during the period disclosed exceeds the exercise price of the stock option or TSAR. A reconciliation of the number of common shares used for the purposes of calculating basic and diluted net income (loss) per common share is as follows:Three Months EndedYears EndedDec 31Dec 31Dec 31Dec 312012201120122011Denominator for basic net income (loss) per common share94,092,59193,239,05993,755,50993,026,482Effect of dilutive stock options-997,644-1,305,480Effect of dilutive TSARs---28,994Denominator for diluted net income (loss) per common share 194,092,59194,236,70393,755,50994,360,9561 Due to the net loss attributable to Methanex shareholders, nil outstanding stock options for each of the three months and year ended December 31, 2012 are dilutive and have been included in the diluted weighted average number of common shares (2,159,090 and 3,039,284 outstanding stock options for the three months and year ended December 31, 2011, respectively, and 724,905 outstanding TSARs for the year ended December 31, 2011). For the three months and year ended December 31, 2012, basic and diluted net income (loss) per common share attributable to Methanex shareholders were as follows:Three Months EndedYears EndedDec 31Dec 31Dec 31Dec 312012201120122011Basic net income (loss) per common share$(1.49)$0.69$(0.73)$2.16Diluted net income (loss) per common share$(1.49)$0.68$(0.73)$2.068 Share-based compensation:a) Stock options, share appreciation rights (SARs) and tandem share appreciation rights (TSARs):(i) Outstanding units:Information regarding units outstanding and exercisable at December 31, 2012 is as follows:Units Outstanding atUnits Exercisable atDecember 31, 2012December 31, 2012WeightedAverageRemainingContractual Life(Years)Number of UnitsOutstandingWeightedAverageExercise PriceNumber of UnitsExercisableWeightedAverageExercise PriceRange of Exercise PricesStock options:$6.33 to 11.563.0968,180$6.52968,180$6.52$20.76 to 25.221.21,014,77724.17988,17724.14$28.43 to 31.732.5999,99028.73873,89028.442.22,982,947$19.972,830,247$19.44SARs:$25.22 to 31.745.2897,525$28.63263,759$26.20TSARs:$23.36 to 31.885.21,815,535$28.45616,880$26.12(ii) Compensation expense related to stock options:For the three months and year ended December 31, 2012, compensation expense related to stock options included in cost of sales and operating expenses was $0.1 million (2011 - $0.1 million) and $0.7 million (2011 - $0.8 million), respectively. The fair value of each stock option grant was estimated on the date of grant using the Black-Scholes option pricing model. (iii) Compensation expense related to SARs and TSARs:Compensation expense for SARs and TSARs is measured based on their fair value and is recognized over the vesting period. Changes in fair value each period are recognized in net income (loss) for the proportion of the service that has been rendered at each reporting date. The fair value at December 31, 2012 was $18.0 million compared with the recorded liability of $15.7 million. The difference between the fair value and the recorded liability of $2.3 million will be recognized over the weighted average remaining vesting period of approximately 1.7 years. The weighted average fair value of the vested SARs and TSARs was estimated at December 31, 2012 using the Black-Scholes option pricing model.For the three months and year ended December 31, 2012, compensation expense related to SARs and TSARs included an expense in cost of sales and operating expenses of $3.6 million (2011 - expense of $1.0 million) and $10.8 million (2011 - recovery of $3.5 million), respectively. This included an expense of $2.8 million (2011 - expense of $0.1 million) and an expense of $3.1 million (2011 - recovery of $10.4 million), respectively, related to the effect of the change in the Company's share price for the three months and year ended December 31, 2012. b) Deferred, restricted and performance share units:Deferred, restricted and performance share units outstanding at December 31, 2012 are as follows: Number of DeferredNumber of RestrictedNumber of PerformanceShare UnitsShare UnitsShare UnitsOutstanding at December 31, 2011597,91148,5881,103,049Granted21,08520,400358,330Granted in-lieu of dividends10,5511,27419,160Redeemed(66,531)-(413,138)Cancelled--(15,329)Outstanding at September 30, 2012563,01670,2621,052,072Granted564--Granted in-lieu of dividends3,2702286,179Redeemed-(31,607)-Cancelled--(4,382)Outstanding at December 31, 2012566,85038,8831,053,869Compensation expense for deferred, restricted and performance share units is measured at fair value based on the market value of the Company's common shares and is recognized over the vesting period. Changes in fair value are recognized in earnings for the proportion of the service that has been rendered at each reporting date. The fair value of deferred, restricted and performance share units at December 31, 2012 was $52.5 million compared with the recorded liability of $46.9 million. The difference between the fair value and the recorded liability of $5.6 million will be recognized over the weighted average remaining vesting period of approximately 1.8 years.For the three months and year ended December 31, 2012, compensation expense related to deferred, restricted and performance share units included in cost of sales and operating expenses was an expense of $7.3 million (2011 - expense of $2.6 million) and $24.4 million (2011 - recovery of $2.2 million), respectively. This included an expense of $5.2 million (2011 - expense of $1.2 million) and $12.4 million (2011 - recovery of $10.9 million), respectively, related to the effect of the change in the Company's share price for the three months and year ended December 31, 2012.9. Changes in non-cash working capital:Changes in non-cash working capital for the three months and year ended December 31, 2012 were as follows: Three Months EndedYears EndedDec 31Dec 31Dec 31Dec 312012201120122011Decrease (increase) in non-cash working capital:Trade and other receivables$(30,104)$(41,776)$(50,773)$(58,403)Inventories(29,704)(35,886)27,992(51,358)Prepaid expenses2576,541(3,849)2,412Trade, other payables and accrued liabilities, including long-term payables included in other long-term liabilities51,069 96,18046,379 119,170(8,482)25,05919,74911,821Adjustments for items not having a cash effect and working capital changes relating to taxes and interest paid4,541 1,9165,098 31,075Changes in non-cash working capital having a cash effect$(3,941)$26,975$24,847$42,896These changes relate to the following activities:Operating$(14,873)$18,851$21,774$35,388Investing10,9328,1243,0737,508Changes in non-cash working capital$(3,941)$26,975$24,847$42,89610. Financial instruments:The Egypt limited recourse debt facilities bear interest at LIBOR plus a spread. The Company has interest rate swap contracts to swap the LIBOR-based interest payments for an average aggregated fixed rate of 4.8% plus a spread on approximately 75% of the Egypt limited recourse debt facilities for the period to March 31, 2015. The Company has designated these interest rate swaps as cash flow hedges. These interest rate swaps had an outstanding notional amount of $342 million as at December 31, 2012. The notional amount decreases over the expected repayment period. At December 31, 2012, these interest rate swap contracts had a negative fair value of $32.7 million (2011 - $41.5 million) recorded in other long-term liabilities. The fair value of these interest rate swap contracts will fluctuate until maturity.The Company also designates as cash flow hedges forward exchange contracts to sell euro at a fixed USD exchange rate. At December 31, 2012, the Company had outstanding forward exchange contracts designated as cash flow hedges to sell a notional amount of 5.8 million euro in exchange for US dollars and these euro contracts had a negative fair value of $0.2 million (2011 - positive fair value of $0.4 million) recorded in trade, other payables and accrued liabilities. Changes in fair value of derivative financial instruments designated as cash flow hedges have been recorded in other comprehensive income. 11. Contingent liability:The Board of Inland Revenue of Trinidad and Tobago has issued assessments against the Company's 63.1% owned joint venture, Atlas Methanol Company Unlimited ("Atlas"), in respect of the 2005 and 2006 financial years. All subsequent tax years remain open to assessment. The assessments relate to the pricing arrangements of certain long-term fixed price sales contracts that extend to 2014 and 2019 related to methanol produced by Atlas. The impact of the amounts in dispute for the 2005 and 2006 financial years is not significant. Atlas has partial relief from corporation income tax until 2014.The Company has lodged objections to the assessments. Based on the merits of the cases and legal interpretation, management believes its position should be sustained. Methanex CorporationQuarterly History (unaudited)2012Q4Q3Q2Q12011Q4Q3Q2Q1METHANOL SALES VOLUMES(thousands of tonnes)Methanex-produced4,0391,0591,0531,0019263,8531,052983970848Purchased methanol2,5656646415696912,815644672664835Commission sales 18551762052761988462082352311727,4591,8991,8991,8461,8157,5141,9041,8901,8651,855METHANOL PRODUCTION(thousands of tonnes)Chile313595982113554113116142183New Zealand1,108378346210174830211209207203Atlas, Trinidad (63.1%)826180255264127891195170263263Titan, Trinidad786189186196215711180224186121Egypt (60%)5571296216420253213219117831Medicine Hat48113211711811432913012574-4,0711,0671,0251,0349453,8479611,0351,050801AVERAGE REALIZED METHANOL PRICE 2($/tonne)382389373384382374388377363367($/gallon)1.151.171.121.151.151.121.171.131.091.10PER SHARE INFORMATION ($ per share) 3Basic net income (loss)(0.73)(1.49)(0.03)0.560.242.160.690.670.440.37Diluted net income (loss)(0.73)(1.49)(0.03)0.500.232.060.680.590.430.37Adjusted diluted net income 41.900.640.380.470.411.930.690.430.410.391 Commission sales represent volumes marketed on a commission basis related to the 36.9% of the Atlas methanol facility and 40% of the Egypt methanol facility that we do not own.2 Average realized price is calculated as revenue, excluding commissions earned and the Egypt non-controlling interest share of revenue, divided by the total sales volumes of Methanex-produced (attributable to Methanex shareholders) and purchased methanol.3 Per share information calculated using net income (loss) attributable to Methanex shareholders.4 This item is a non-GAAP measure that does not have any standardized meaning prescribed by GAAP and therefore is unlikely to be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. Refer to the Additional Information - Supplemental Non-GAAP Measures section for a description of the non-GAAP measure and reconciliation to the most comparable GAAP measure.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Contact Information: Jason CheskoDirector, Investor RelationsMethanex Corporation604.661.2600www.methanex.com