Elements here underwhelm drastically. The script is underwritten, simplistic and clunky, with many awkward parts and only properly shining with the dwarfs. The story has some exciting moments, but the pace badly flags too often with a rambling beginning, over-explanatory narration and stretches that feel meandering and muddled. Again the forest beast is poorly done, only Freya is developed well, there are continuity errors meaning that the film just doesn't fit within the storytelling and time-line of 'Snow White and the Huntsman' while it was a good idea not having Stewart's dead-weight presence in the film, the absence of Snow White- mentioned only in passing fleetingly- does leave a gaping hole in the plot and Sam Claflin is both underused and out of place.
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The Legend of Tarzan Saper, Christian Stevens. English band Florence and the Machine recorded the song " Breath of Life " exclusively for the film which was reportedly inspired by Theron's character Queen Ravenna. The film utilized academic consultants from the University of Chichester and the University of Oxford for back-up research on fairy tales and medieval battles. In particular, the dwarves' names drew from this consultation. It held onto the no. Internationally, Snow White and the Huntsman debuted at no. Snow White and the Huntsman received mixed reviews from critics.
David Edelstein of New York praised the film's revisionist tone and says the film was "strongly influenced by a lot of smart, feminist thinking," and Roger Ebert gave the film 3. Scott of the New York Times praised the performances of Theron and Stewart and also wrote, "Though it is an ambitious - at times mesmerizing - application of the latest cinematic technology, the movie tries to recapture some of the menace of the stories that used to be told to scare children rather than console them.
But what this revisionist fairy tale does not give us is a passionate love - its kisses happen to be as chaste as the snow is white. Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian said that while the film is, "less jokey than the recent Mirror Mirror ," he thought that, "this Twilightified fairy tale has the same basic problem. The result is tangled and overblown. We can almost glean Snow White's heroic possibilities through his clouded eyes. As much as we had like to, we certainly can't from Stewart's efforts.
A sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman has been given the green light by Universal and will hit sceens in The Huntsman: Winter's War is set to release in There was a goof in the scene where Snow White and Eric have been caputred by the dwarves.
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All through the scene, Snow White and Eric's hands are tied in front of them, but one second, their hands are tied behind them and then back again for the rest of the scene. Sign In Don't have an account? Start a Wiki. Demilec gives us real end consumer visibility into those construction particularly spray foam insulation markets where a lot of that growth is. And I think things are looking pretty good in the Americas. There's pockets of slowness due to weather, particularly a couple of winter storms, which have come through, which always hamper ph construction.
But I think that overall that we have hit the bottom. And that the supply demand position is very tight. It's is not going to take much an increased demand to really, I think accelerate growth again.
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So I think that we are -- we well poised at the moment for the recovery should confidence improve. Tony, could I just follow-up on that last point, about the supply demand side, I mean there seems to be a number of projects that are out there. You guys have talked about being disciplined with entry of your increased output into the marketplace. But it looks like in light of maybe restrained demand this year for MDI at least relative to the last few years on these destocks that you could get a little bit of a troubling supply demand balance.
Could you talk maybe through specifically which projects are out there you expect to have an impact on the market? I know Peter gave some operating rate guidance, but what are you seeing in terms of individual competition in your own plant ramp? Well, I think the focal point for that question is China, Bob. I was talking to our team this morning, I went out to China for 10 days before Chinese New Year and I detect an increasing sense of confidence in our customers out there.
We started to see orders come back more quickly than we expected in China. And I think there is real discipline at the moment. And hopefully we'll see further progress in the next few months. So, I'd think that it's not going to take an awful lot, particularly in terms of those trade talks. Customers believe, I mean, rightly or wrongly customers in China believe that the deal will be done. But I think that will keep supply and demand in a good position. The only new capacity coming on globally this year is going to be in Germany later in the year.
I don't have any visibility of that that's something that maybe Covestro will talk about on that call. But that's the only new extra capacity that we see coming on. So I think, providing the market grows, and our expectation is that will continue to growth twice GDP. Good morning. This is Matt on for Kevin. I know MTBE as part of that and raws were both up and down, but if you kind of explain away the differential there and why decrements were probably were so weak on the quarter?
And I'd say -- look, there are number of numbers that make that up. But let me just try to hit it and kind of four broad areas. So yes, then there are some FX headwinds that are in there and some other costs that were in there as well. Yes, this is Sean. Just to simply saying what Peter just said. I think that kind of gets you there. I appreciate the operating leverage is probably lower on the destock. But -- and then if you just look across all the businesses, how much do you believe volume headwind wise the destock was, just on a company level for 4Q?
I -- Sean and I are sitting here looking at each other, and I don't think we've calculated that. And I'd venture a guess and it probably be pretty inaccurate. I think it's a combination.
It's just a number we haven't calculated at this point. Your next question is from the line of Laurence Alexander of Jefferies. Hi there. I've two questions. First, is it the right way to parse your comments that Polyurethanes segment margins probably troughed in Q4? And then secondly, can you give a sense for what your growth CapEx looks like for say, the next three years or next five years like just, how should we think about the overall pipeline of projects?
But next two years, a little higher on the growth with the splitter. I would say that as we think about margins in MDI without getting into too much granularity here, I think that you'll kind of see of V shape if you will. I think fourth quarter and first quarter are going to look fairly similar as we said in the call.
First quarter might have a little bit of destocking headwind compared to the fourth quarter, but I think the fourth quarter started out much stronger than it ended, and we are seeing first quarter will finish much stronger than it started. And so, I think, again, while the two numbers may be fairly similar, I think you're going to see one directionally down in the fourth quarter, and directionally up in the first quarter.
Thank you for your question. Thanks very much. I just want to be sure that I understand some of your statements about Polyurethanes. Are you saying that your derivative profits in in the fourth quarter are the same as your derivative profits in the fourth quarter of on a per ton basis? And so again, the volumes are lower in the more recent quarter but -- by singular percentage points, but I think that, again, this is something that I think that that we kind of pride ourselves on that segment of the business at least, is that typically volumes dictate margins in more commoditized products, and demand dictates margins, and we feel we view that the margins that we have in this end of the business is certainly more stable than what we see in many of our other ends of the business.
Assuming that we see an economy that doesn't collapse, yes. That certainly would be our forecast. Your next question is from the line of Aleksey Yefremov of Nomura. And then you're listing three different negatives on your bridge on slide Absence of spike in margin, utilization and MTBE.
Well, I think that it comes from really across the board. We're going to see a lot of it in China as we come in -- again, in China, we have a new plant that's coming on. We'll be adding, not only we'll be adding tonnage, but be taking existing tonnage in China. We have excess splitting capacity and upgrading that as well. And so between the opportunity to increase productivity to get more tonnage, and to be able to upgrade that tonnage is where we're seeing that growth take place.
Got it. And then just more details on the destocking, sounded like the destock itself was November-December. So if we kind of exclude the effects of seasonality volumes in Polyurethanes, should be better in the first quarter than the fourth quarter? Is that a fair assessment? I think it's probably just too early to tell. I would certainly hope so.
But I think until we get some sort of view on March, a little bit better view than we have today, I'd -- again, I'm probably venturing there where I shouldn't go. Hey guys. Just curious, given component MDI pricing was down a lot in the fourth quarter. How did that impact your differentiated MDI pricing and did it affect margins at all? I mean, meaning that if they're down, should your margins may be expanded to some degree? No, I think when we look at it on an integrated pull-through basis, they were very flat, and in the margins we're pretty stable.
So as we look at it on integrated basis, it stays, it's very resilient. Okay, great. Did you need any spike pricing to get there or is it all just growing No, we don't. What's -- what do I -- what's my bridge that I need to get there? And how do I account for that? And I think that there is two ways, when I look at Textile Effects, we're pretty much there. When I look at Polyurethanes, the leap of faith there is really in three components.
One would be selling out the remainder of the Chinese plant. We think that that plant will be sold out by sometime around the end of this year, beginning of next year, depending on economic conditions and so forth. We think that there are reliability opportunities as last year through third-party heirs ph , and perhaps some improvement that we can do on our own. And then most importantly our downstream growth. And so I feel, again, I'm not going to say that's easy, but I think it's doable.
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And our team has a lot of confidence behind that. Thank you very much. The slides note that your Advanced Materials segment saw some customer destocking in orders in the fourth quarter. I think there's a pretty big Europe component here.
Could you talk about what you're seeing in autos so far in Q1? And I think that we're starting to see us come out of a lot of that auto business that we see that into the business, is China and the EU kind of split between those two. And I think that in both of those we think that we've seen the bottom. Again, I don't want to say that a week or two of orders is going to be the basis of a turnaround, but we think we've seen the destocking that has taken place in that.
And we think there will be some opportunity there to gradually improve that. Great, great. Any thoughts on why Maleic is holding up relatively strong, given the falling crude prices? Well, I think that we've seen that market -- end market particular, that's obviously centred into unsaturated polyester resin in the construction markets and so forth. I think that the industry is fairly snug in Maleic anhydride. There's been no new capacity additions here in the last year or so.
Snug market, and I think that the construction market and the remodels and so forth and a lot of the -- in a lot of the recreational motor homes and bolts and so forth, that market has been surprisingly robust here during the fourth quarter. And we've also had the advantage of some lower butane prices that we saw in the fourth quarter, that certainly helped the business as well.
So a number of factors ranging from capacity utilization, raw materials that are in our benefit to, I think a very strong and diverse customer base there that continues to make that one of the best performing businesses that we have. Thanks for taking my question. So with your outlook for Polyurethanes, you've got continued weakness in the first quarter. And it looks like you're expecting pretty good bounce back in the second half of the year, you're going to make the full-year outlook. Can we assume that most of the recovery in Polyurethanes is led by China, where you've got the new plant ramping up and also Europe?
I think, as we look at that, I think it's going to be something that's pretty broad across the Board. I think that we saw the most severe destocking that took place in Asia, and it feels that that's where possibly the biggest bounce would occur.
I don't think that we were affected as much by the destocking in North America and so forth given the contracts and supply agreements that we have there that Tony mentioned earlier, and also to a lesser degree. But I think that China recovery somewhat in Europe from a restocking point of view and I think that the US just kind of remain where it's been, the US market feels those pretty solid for us.
And then also, when I look at your valuation versus peers, it looks like you're still pretty discounted. What are your thoughts on share buybacks at these levels? Are you going to be opportunistic? Or do you see more of a consistent buyback pattern through the year? Well, I think it's going to be -- I know that sounds like something of a frustrating answer, I think it's going to be a combination of both. I mean we are obviously locked out of the market, some of the time when the windows close for trading, we put in plans to buy shares during that time, and we'll also look at opportunistic chances to be able to buy in our shares.
But I do think that we need to make sure that we maintain a strong balance sheet. We remain cash on the balance sheet. In times of economic uncertainty cash is king more so than at other times. And I want to make sure that we maintain a strong balance sheet before we go on any ventures in buying in stock. I mean this last quarter, obviously in the fourth quarter, we saw some of the low stock price that's absolutely no brainer in buying back stock.
Yes, so I -- we'll just take it and we'll also be able to look at our stock price, relative not just on an absolute basis, but also relative to our peers and where the macro industry is trading.