Hain Celestial Announces Record Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2014 Results Record Net Sales Reach $535 Million

GAAP Earnings Per Diluted Share of $0.84

Adjusted Earnings Per Diluted Share of $0.87

GAAP Operating Margin Reaches 12.0%

Adjusted Operating Margin Reaches 12.5%

Updates Guidance

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:   HAIN), a leading organic and natural products company providing consumers with A Healthier Way of Life™, today reported record results for its second quarter ended December 31, 2013. 

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Performance Highlights

  • Record quarterly net sales of $535 million, an 18% increase
  • Record second quarter GAAP earnings per diluted share of $0.84, a 25% increase, which includes $0.03 earnings per diluted share from discontinued operations
  • Record quarterly adjusted earnings per diluted share of $0.87, an 18% increase
  • GAAP operating income of $64 million, 12.0% of net sales; adjusted operating income of $67 million, 12.5% of net sales
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $79 million, 14.9% of net sales

"We are pleased with our record second quarter results, the highest in the Company's history and our twelfth consecutive quarter of year-over-year double digit sales and adjusted earnings growth.  We delivered strong sales driven by expanded distribution and brand contribution as well as robust operating margin expansion as we leveraged our selling, general and administrative expenses with a higher sales base.  Our gross margin was impacted in the quarter by higher commodity costs, product mix and a shift in trade spending to point of sale activities, which are reported against net sales," said Irwin D. Simon, Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hain Celestial.  "With a good start to our third quarter, we expect to deliver a strong second half in sales and profitability as consumption trends reflect consumers seeking out our organic and natural products.   We will continue to focus on driving profitable sales and sustained earnings growth over the next several years by expanding distribution of our brands, including our newly acquired Tilda® brand, across geographies and sales channels to capitalize on the tremendous white space opportunities in various retail channels."

Second Quarter Fiscal 2014

The Company reported record net sales of $535 million in the second quarter, an 18% increase, compared to net sales of $455 million in the second quarter of fiscal year 2013.  Hain Celestial US reported record second quarter net sales of $328 million, a 17% increase. In the United Kingdom, Hain Daniels net sales were $146 million, a 22% increase, and the Rest of World segment reported net sales of $61 million, a 12% increase.  The Company had strong brand contribution across various sales channels led by double-digit growth of nineteen brands and mid to high single digit growth of five brands, including Spectrum®, MaraNatha®, The Greek Gods®, Garden of Eatin'®, Arrowhead Mills®, Celestial Seasonings®, Jason®, Alba Botanica®, Linda McCartney®, Cully & Sully®, Danival® and Europe's Best®.  The growth in net sales also resulted from sales of Hartley's®, Robertson's®, Sun-Pat®, Frank Cooper's®, Gale's® and BluePrint® brands, acquired during the second quarter of fiscal year 2013, and Ella's Kitchen® brand, acquired in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2013.

The Company earned net income of $41 million compared to $32 million in the prior year second quarter, a 30% increase, and reported earnings per diluted share of $0.84, which includes $0.03 earnings per diluted share from discontinued operations, compared to $0.67, a 25% increase compared to last year.  Adjusted net income was $43 million compared to $35 million in the prior year second quarter, a 23% increase, and adjusted earnings per diluted share was $0.87 compared to $0.74, an 18% increase compared to last year.  Adjusted amounts exclude those items detailed in Fiscal Year 2014 Guidance.

Recent Tilda Acquisition

"We are excited to expand our worldwide better-for-you product portfolio into premium Basmati rice and specialty rice products with the strategic acquisition of Tilda Limited ("Tilda"), which we completed in mid-January.  After working with the Tilda team for just a few weeks, we look forward to their future contributions and are pleased with the performance of the Tilda brand," commented Irwin Simon.  "We plan to expand the growth of the Tilda® brand by increasing sales of its Basmati and ready-to-heat rice product offerings through our existing extensive distribution platform in the United States, Canada and Europe.  In addition, we will look to expand the distribution of our global brands including Earth's Best®, Ella's Kitchen®, Celestial Seasonings®, Terra®, Rice Dream® and Almond Dream®, into Tilda's existing, fast-growing markets in the Middle East, North Africa and India."    

Fiscal Year 2014 Guidance

The Company updated its annual net sales and earnings guidance for fiscal year 2014 for the Tilda acquisition completed on January 13, 2014: 

  • Total net sales range of $2.115 billion to $2.145 billion for fiscal year 2014; an increase of approximately 22% to 24% as compared to fiscal year 2013.
  • Earnings range of $3.07 to $3.15 per diluted share for fiscal year 2014; an increase of 21% to 25% as compared to fiscal year 2013.

Guidance is provided for continuing operations on a non-GAAP basis and excludes acquisition-related fees and expenses and contingent consideration, integration and restructuring charges, factory start-up and co-pack contract termination costs, certain litigation expenses, unrealized currency gains and losses and disposal of an investment held for sale that have been or may be incurred during the Company's fiscal year 2014, which the Company will continue to identify as it reports its future financial results.  Guidance excludes the impact of any future acquisitions. 

Segment Results

The Company's operations are organized into geographic segments:  United States, United Kingdom and Rest of World (comprised of Canada and Continental Europe). 

The following is a summary of second quarter and six month results by reportable segment:

(dollars in thousands)


United States


United

Kingdom


Rest of World


Corporate/
Other


Non-GAAP

Adjustments  (1)


Adjusted (1)

Net sales - Three months ended 12/31/13


$          327,725


$          146,051


$             61,103


$                        -


$                          -


$          534,879

Net sales - Three months ended 12/31/12


$          280,415


$          120,167


$             54,737


$                        -


$                          -


$          455,319

% change


16.9%


21.5%


11.6%






17.5%














Operating income (loss) - Three months ended 12/31/13


$             56,510


$             12,001


$               3,996


$             (8,194)


$                 2,551


$             66,864

Operating income (loss) - Three months ended 12/31/12


$             47,582


$             12,076


$               4,268


$          (12,682)


$                 3,775


$             55,019

% change


18.8%


-0.6%


-6.4%






21.5%














Operating income margin - Three months ended 12/31/13


17.2%


8.2%


6.5%






12.5%

Operating income margin - Three months ended 12/31/12


17.0%


10.0%


7.8%






12.1%














(dollars in thousands)


United States


United

Kingdom


Rest of World


Corporate/
Other


Non-GAAP

Adjustments (1)


Adjusted (1)

Net sales - Six months ended 12/31/13


$          639,720


$          260,046


$          112,597


$                        -


$                          -


$       1,012,363

Net sales - Six months ended 12/31/12


$          533,062


$          178,115


$          103,949


$                        -


$                          -


$          815,126

% change


20.0%


46.0%


8.3%






24.2%














Operating income (loss) - Six months ended 12/31/13


$          102,876


$             13,912


$               6,910


$          (19,613)


$                 5,796


$          109,881

Operating income (loss) - Six months ended 12/31/12


$             84,099


$             11,050


$               8,674


$          (20,303)


$                 4,416


$             87,936

% change


22.3%


25.9%


-20.3%






25.0%














Operating income margin - Six months ended 12/31/13


16.1%


5.3%


6.1%






10.9%

Operating income margin - Six months ended 12/31/12


15.8%


6.2%


8.3%






10.8%














(1) See accompanying table of "Reconciliation of GAAP Results to Non-GAAP Measures"

Webcast

Hain Celestial will host a conference call and webcast at 4:30 PM Eastern Time today to review its second quarter fiscal year 2014 results.  The conference call will be webcast and available under the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at www.hain.com.

The Hain Celestial Group, Inc.

The Hain Celestial Group (NASDAQ: HAIN), headquartered in Lake Success, NY, is a leading organic and natural products company in North America and Europe.  Hain Celestial participates in many natural categories with well-known brands that include Celestial Seasonings®, Earth's Best®, Ella's Kitchen®, Terra®, Garden of Eatin'®, Sensible Portions®, Health Valley®, Arrowhead Mills®, MaraNatha®, SunSpire®, DeBoles®, Gluten Free Café™, Hain Pure Foods®, Spectrum®, Spectrum Essentials®, Walnut Acres Organic®, Imagine®, Almond Dream®, Rice Dream®, Soy Dream®, WestSoy®, The Greek Gods®, BluePrint®, Yves Veggie Cuisine®, Europe's Best®, Cully & Sully®, New Covent Garden Soup Co.®, Johnson's Juice Co.®, Farmhouse Fare®, Hartley's®, Sun-Pat®, Gale's®, Robertson's®, Frank Cooper's®, Linda McCartney®, Lima®, Danival®, GG UniqueFiber®, Tilda®, Akash Basmati®, Abu Shmagh®, JASON®, Avalon Organics®, Alba Botanica® and Queen Helene®.  Hain Celestial has been providing A Healthier Way of Life™ since 1993.  For more information, visit www.hain.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Words such as "plan," "continue," "expect," "expected," "anticipate," "estimate," "believe," "may," "potential," "can," "positioned," "should," "future," "look forward," "seek" and similar expressions, or the negative of those expressions, may identify forward-looking statements.  These forward-looking statements include the Company's expectations relating to (i) the second half of the Company's fiscal year; (ii) the Company's growth strategy; (iii) the acquisition of Tilda and the potential for growth therefrom; and (iv) the Company's guidance for fiscal year 2014.  Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements.  These factors include, but are not limited to the Company's ability to achieve its guidance for net sales and earnings per diluted share in fiscal year 2014 given the economic environment in the U.S. and other markets that it sells products as well as economic, political and business conditions generally and their effect on the Company's customers and consumers' product preferences, and the Company's business, financial condition and results of operations; changes in estimates or judgments related to the Company's impairment analysis of goodwill and other intangible assets, as well as with respect to the Company's valuation allowances of its deferred tax assets; the Company's ability to implement its business and acquisition strategy; the ability of the Company's joint venture investments to successfully execute their business plans; the Company's ability to realize sustainable growth generally and from investments in core brands, offering new products and its focus on cost containment, productivity, cash flow and margin enhancement in particular; the Company's ability to effectively integrate its acquisitions; the Company's ability to successfully consummate its proposed divestitures; the effects on the Company's results of operations from the impacts of foreign exchange; competition; the success and cost of introducing new products as well as the Company's ability to increase prices on existing products; availability and retention of key personnel; the Company's reliance on third party distributors, manufacturers and suppliers; the Company's ability to maintain existing customers and secure and integrate new customers; the Company's ability to respond to changes and trends in customer and consumer demand, preferences and consumption; international sales and operations; changes in fuel, raw material and commodity costs; changes in, or the failure to comply with, government regulations; the availability of organic and natural ingredients; the loss of one or more of the Company's manufacturing facilities; the ability to use the Company's trademarks; reputational damage; product liability; seasonality; litigation; the Company's reliance on its information technology systems; and the other risks detailed from time-to-time in the Company's reports filed with the  SEC, including the annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.  As a result of the foregoing and other factors, no assurance can be given as to future results, levels of activity and achievements and neither the Company nor any person assumes responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of these statements.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release and the accompanying tables include non-GAAP financial measures, including adjusted net income, adjusted operating margin, adjusted operating income, adjusted earnings per diluted share, earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization ("EBITDA"), adjusted EBITDA and operating free cash flow. The reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures to the comparable GAAP financial measures are presented in the tables "Reconciliation of GAAP Results to Non-GAAP Measures" for the three months and six months ended December 31, 2013 and 2012 and in the paragraphs below.  Management believes that the non-GAAP financial measures presented provide useful additional information to investors about current trends in the Company's operations and are useful for period-over-period comparisons of operations.  These non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the comparable GAAP measures.  In addition, these non-GAAP measures may not be the same as similar measures provided by other companies due to potential differences in methods of calculation and items being excluded.  They should be read only in connection with the Company's Consolidated Statements of Income presented in accordance with GAAP. 

The Company defines EBITDA as net income (a GAAP measure) before income taxes, net interest expense, depreciation and amortization, impairment of long lived assets, equity in the earnings of non-consolidated affiliates and stock based compensation. Adjusted EBITDA is defined as net income before income taxes, net interest expense, depreciation and amortization, impairment of long lived assets, equity in the earnings of non-consolidated affiliates, stock based compensation and acquisition-related expenses, including integration and restructuring charges. The Company's management believes that these presentations provide useful information to management, analysts and investors regarding certain additional financial and business trends relating to its results of operations and financial condition.  In addition, management uses these measures for reviewing the financial results of the Company as well as one of the criteria for evaluating performance-based executive compensation. 

For the three months and six months ended December 31, 2013 and 2012, EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA were calculated as follows:



3 Months Ended

6 Months Ended

(dollars in thousands)

12/31/2013

12/31/2012

12/31/2013

12/31/2012

Net Income

$41,231

$31,622

$68,886

$48,008

Income taxes

19,748

16,106

28,499

24,442

Interest expense, net

5,209

4,365

10,494

8,114

Depreciation and amortization

11,355

8,984

21,808

16,993

Equity in earnings of affiliates

(1,473)

(596)

(2,045)

142

Stock based compensation

3,400

3,709

6,637

6,601

EBITDA

79,470

64,190

134,279

104,300






Acquisition related fees and expenses, integration and restructuring charges





(19)

3,775

3,002

4,415

Adjusted EBITDA

$79,451

$67,965

$137,281

$108,715

The Company defines Operating Free Cash Flow as cash provided from or used in operating activities (a GAAP measure) less capital expenditures.  The Company views operating free cash flow as an important measure because it is one factor in evaluating the amount of cash available for discretionary investments. 

For the six months ended December 31, 2013 and 2012, operating free cash flow was calculated as follows:


6 Months

Ended

12/31/2013

6 Months

Ended

12/31/2012

(dollars in thousands)


Cash flow provided by operating activities

$73,488

$61,182

Purchases of property, plant and equipment

(20,822)

(24,931)




Operating free cash flow

$52,666

$36,251

Operating free cash flow increased to $53 million for the six months ended December 31, 2013 from $36 million in the year ago six month period as a result of the increase in our net income and lower capital expenditures.

THE HAIN CELESTIAL GROUP, INC.

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands)










 December 31, 


 June 30, 




2013


2013




 (Unaudited) 









ASSETS




Current assets:





Cash and cash equivalents

$            67,533


$            41,263


Trade receivables, net

252,386


233,641


Inventories

262,949


250,175


Deferred income taxes

17,521


17,716


Other current assets

36,527


32,377



Total current assets

636,916


575,172







Property, plant and equipment,  net

255,257


235,841

Goodwill, net

920,369


876,106

Trademarks and other intangible assets, net

489,918


498,235

Investments and joint ventures

41,329


46,799

Other assets

28,529


26,341



Total assets 

$       2,372,318


$       2,258,494







LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY




Current liabilities:





Accounts payable

$          197,716


$          184,996


Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

66,656


76,657


Current portion of long-term debt

181


12,477



Total current liabilities

264,553


274,130







Long-term debt, less current portion

627,521


653,464

Deferred income taxes 

115,797


114,395

Other noncurrent liabilities

13,327


14,950



Total liabilities

1,021,198


1,056,939







Stockholders' equity:





Common stock

497


490


Additional paid-in capital

801,091


768,774


Retained earnings

558,653


489,767


Accumulated other comprehensive income

30,957


(27,251)


  Subtotal

1,391,198


1,231,780


Treasury stock

(40,078)


(30,225)



Total stockholders' equity

1,351,120


1,201,555









Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$       2,372,318


$       2,258,494







 

THE HAIN CELESTIAL GROUP, INC.

 Consolidated Statements of Income 

 (in thousands, except per share amounts) 












Three Months Ended December 31,


Six Months Ended December 31,



2013


2012


2013


2012



(Unaudited)


(Unaudited)










Net sales


$        534,879


$        455,319


$     1,012,363


$        815,126

Cost of sales


391,802


324,556


750,163


589,151

Gross profit


143,077


130,763


262,200


225,975










Selling, general and administrative expenses


75,237


72,903


148,824


132,565

Amortization of acquired intangibles


3,647


2,841


7,115


5,474

Acquisition related expenses including integration and restructuring charges

(120)


3,775


2,176


4,416










Operating income


64,313


51,244


104,085


83,520










Interest expense and other expenses


5,955


3,295


9,893


7,187

Income before income taxes and equity in earnings of equity-method investees

58,358


47,949


94,192


76,333

Income tax provision


19,748


16,302


28,499


24,160

(Income) loss of equity-method investees, net of tax


(1,473)


(596)


(2,045)


142










Income from continuing operations


40,083


32,243


67,738


52,031

Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax


1,148


(621)


1,148


(4,023)










Net income


$          41,231


$          31,622


$          68,886


$          48,008










Basic net income per share:









     From continuing operations


$              0.83


$              0.70


$              1.42


$              1.14

     From discontinued operations


0.03


(0.01)


0.02


(0.08)

Net income per share - basic


$              0.86


$              0.69


$              1.44


$              1.06










Diluted net income per share:









     From continuing operations


$              0.81


$              0.68


$              1.38


$              1.11

     From discontinued operations


0.03


(0.01)


0.02


(0.09)

Net income per share - diluted


$              0.84


$              0.67


$              1.40


$              1.02



















Weighted average common shares outstanding:









Basic


48,019


45,942


47,863


45,480

Diluted


49,185


47,355


49,060


46,962










 

 

THE HAIN CELESTIAL GROUP, INC.

 Reconciliation of GAAP Results to Non-GAAP Measures 

 (in thousands, except per share amounts) 










Three Months Ended December 31,



2013 GAAP

Adjustments


2013 Adjusted

2012 Adjusted



(Unaudited)








Gross profit


$           143,077

$          2,216


$              145,293

$                    130,763








Selling, general and administrative expenses


75,237

(455)


74,782

72,903

Amortization of acquired intangibles


3,647

-


3,647

2,841

Acquisition related (income) expenses including integration and
  restructuring charges

(120)

120


-

-








Operating income


64,313

2,551


66,864

55,019








Interest and other expenses, net


5,955

91


6,046

4,619

Income before income taxes and equity in earnings of equity-method
   investees

58,358

2,460


60,818

50,400

Income tax provision


19,748

(144)


19,604

16,788

(Income) of equity-method investees, net of tax

(1,473)

-


(1,473)

(1,217)

Income from continuing operations


$             40,083

$                   2,604


$                42,687

$                      34,829















Income per share from continuing operations - basic

$                 0.83

$                     0.06


$                    0.89

$                          0.76








Income per share from continuing operations - diluted

$                 0.81

$                     0.06


$                    0.87

$                          0.74








Weighted average common shares outstanding:







Basic


48,019



48,019

45,942

Diluted


49,185



49,185

47,355
























FY 2014


FY 2013



Impact on Income
Before Income Taxes

Impact on Income Tax
Provision


Impact on Income
Before Income Taxes

Impact on Income Tax
Provision



(Unaudited)








  Factory start-up costs


$               1,677

$                      426


-

-








  Acquisition related integration and restructuring charges

102

23


-

-








  Co-pack contract termination costs


437

166


-

-








Cost of sales

2,216

615


-

-















  Litigation expenses


455

173


-

-








Selling, general and administrative expenses

455

173


-

-








  Acquisition related fees and expenses, integration and
    restructuring charges

1,661

534


$                  3,775

$                        1,017








  Contingent consideration (income) expense, net


(1,781)

(1,117)


-

-








Acquisition related (income) expenses including
integration and restructuring charges

(120)

(583)


3,775

1,017








  Gain on disposal of investment held for sale


(234)

(89)


-

-








  Unrealized currency impacts


(98)

(149)


-

-








  Currency gain on acquisition payment





(1,324)

(531)








  Accretion of contingent consideration


241

82


-

-








Interest and other expenses, net

(91)

(156)


(1,324)

(531)








  Net (income) loss from HHO discontinued operation


-


621

-








After-tax (income) loss of equity-method investees

-

-


621

-








  Nondeductible acquisition related transaction expenses

-

(193)


-

-








Income tax provision

-

(193)


-

-















Total adjustments

$               2,460

$                    (144)


$                  3,072

$                           486








 

 

THE HAIN CELESTIAL GROUP, INC.

 Reconciliation of GAAP Results to Non-GAAP Measures 

 (in thousands, except per share amounts) 










Six Months Ended December 31,



2013 GAAP

Adjustments


2013 Adjusted

2012 Adjusted



(Unaudited)








Gross profit


$               262,200

$          2,941


$                  265,141

$                    225,975








Selling, general and administrative expenses


148,824

(679)


148,145

132,565

Amortization of acquired intangibles


7,115

-


7,115

5,474

Acquisition related (income) expenses including integration and
  restructuring charges

2,176

(2,176)


-

-








Operating income


104,085

5,796


109,881

87,936








Interest and other expenses, net


9,893

2,172


12,065

8,441

Income before income taxes and equity in earnings of equity-method
  investees

94,192

3,624


97,816

79,495

Income tax provision


28,499

3,349


31,848

26,565

(Income) of equity-method investees, net of tax


(2,045)

-


(2,045)

(1,136)

Income from continuing operations


$                 67,738

$                      275


$                    68,013

$                      54,066















Income per share from continuing operations - basic


$                     1.42

$                     0.01


$                        1.42

$                          1.19








Income per share from continuing operations - diluted


$                     1.38

$                     0.01


$                        1.39

$                          1.15








Weighted average common shares outstanding:







Basic


47,863



47,863

45,480

Diluted


49,060



49,060

46,962
























FY 2014


FY 2013



Impact on Income
Before Income Taxes

Impact on Income Tax
Provision


Impact on Income
Before Income Taxes

Impact on Income Tax
Provision



(Unaudited)








  Factory start-up costs


$                   2,143

$                      584


-

-








Acquisition related integration and restructuring charges

361

82


-

-








  Co-pack contract termination costs


437

166


-

-








Cost of sales

2,941

832


-

-








  Litigation expenses


455

173











  Expenses related to third party sale of common stock


224

85


-

-








Selling, general and administrative expenses

679

258


-

-








  Acquisition related fees and expenses, integration and restructuring charges

3,957

1,314


$                      4,416

$                        1,126








  Contingent consideration (income) expense, net


(1,781)

(1,117)


-

-








Acquisition related (income) expenses including
integration and restructuring charges

2,176

197


4,416

1,126








  Unrealized currency impacts


(2,417)

(1,047)


-

-








  Gain on disposal of investment held for sale


(234)

(89)


-

-








  Currency gain on acquisition payment





(1,254)

(514)








  Accretion of contingent consideration


479

164


-

-








Interest and other expenses, net

(2,172)

(972)


(1,254)

(514)








  Net (income) loss from HHO discontinued operation


-

-


1,278

-








After-tax (income) loss of equity-method investees

-

-


1,278

-








  Discrete tax benefit resulting from enacted tax rate change

-

3,777


-

1,793








  Increase in unrecognized tax benefits


-

(550)


-

-








  Nondeductible acquisition related transaction expenses

-

(193)


-

-








Income tax provision

-

3,034


-

1,793















Total adjustments

$                   3,624

$                   3,349


$                      4,440

$                        2,405








 

SOURCE The Hain Celestial Group, Inc.



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