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World Fuel Services Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2021 Results

“As travel and economic activity continue to recover, we have seen volumes improve across our businesses and are optimistic about increasing demand for the balance of the year,” stated Michael J. Kasbar, chairman and chief executive officer of World Fuel Services Corporation. “We have also been positioning ourselves to best serve the needs of our customers as they navigate the ongoing evolution of energy consumption.”

For the second quarter, our aviation segment generated gross profit of $87.4 million, a decrease of 5% year-over-year, principally driven by a reduction in our government-related activity in Afghanistan and lower average margins as a result of returning to a more normalized core business mix. Our marine segment generated gross profit of $22.7 million, a decrease of 39% year-over-year, principally attributable to lower profitability as compared to the second quarter of 2020, which benefited from volatility arising from the implementation of the IMO 2020 regulations, as well as competitive market conditions and limited price volatility. Our land segment generated gross profit of $73.8 million, a decrease of 13% year-over-year, principally related to the sale of the MultiService payment solutions business in September 2020, partially offset by increased demand in North America and World Kinect.

“Our disciplined focus on cost and working capital management has positioned us well for growth, which should enable us to drive increased returns to our shareholders,” said Ira M. Birns, executive vice president and chief financial officer. “The continued strength of our balance sheet and liquidity profile will enable us to capitalize on future organic and strategic investment opportunities.”

COVID-19 Update

Throughout 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on the global economy as a whole, and the transportation industries in particular, which has continued into 2021. Many of our customers in these industries, especially commercial airlines, have experienced a substantial decline in business activity arising from the various measures enacted by governments around the world to contain the spread of the virus. While travel and economic activity has begun to improve in certain regions, activity in many parts of the world continues to be negatively impacted by travel restrictions and lockdowns. The ultimate global recovery from the pandemic will be dependent on, among other things, actions taken by governments and businesses to contain and combat the virus, including any variant strains, the speed and effectiveness of vaccine production and global distribution, as well as how quickly, and to what extent, normal economic and operating conditions can resume on a sustainable basis globally.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release contains non-GAAP financial measures (collectively, the “Non-GAAP Measures”), including adjusted net income, adjusted diluted earnings per share, and adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (“EBITDA”). The Non-GAAP Measures exclude acquisition and divestiture related expenses, restructuring costs, impairments, gains or losses on the extinguishment of debt and gains or losses on business dispositions primarily because we do not believe they are reflective of our core operating results.

We believe that the Non-GAAP Measures, when considered in conjunction with our financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP, are useful to investors to further aid in evaluating the ongoing financial performance of the Company and to provide greater transparency as supplemental information to our GAAP results.

Non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP. In addition, our presentation of the Non-GAAP Measures may not be comparable to the presentation of such metrics by other companies. Non-GAAP diluted earnings per common share is computed by dividing non-GAAP net income attributable to World Fuel Services and available to common shareholders by the sum of the weighted average number of shares of common stock, stock units, restricted stock entitled to dividends not subject to forfeiture and vested restricted stock units outstanding during the period and the number of additional shares of common stock that would have been outstanding if our outstanding potentially dilutive securities had been issued. Investors are encouraged to review the reconciliation of these Non-GAAP Measures to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures in this press release and on our website.

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