Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy, LLC Announces Results for First Quarter of Fiscal 2016

10 Feb, 2016, 17:18 ET from Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy, LLC

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa, Feb. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- On February 10, 2016, Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy, LLC (" SIRE " or the "Company") announced its unaudited financial results as of and for the three months ended December 31, 2015.

Results for the First Quarter of Fiscal 2016



Three Months
Ended December
31, 2015

Three Months
Ended December
31, 2014

Revenues

$53,199,000


$72,536,000


Net Income -

$1,106,000


$9,828,000


Gross Margin -

$2,515,000


$16,633,000


Modified EBITDA -

$4,359,000


$16,664,000


 

SIRE reported net income for the three months ended December 31, 2015 of $1.1 million or $82.99 per basic unit compared to $9.8 million or $737.45 per basic unit for the three months ended December 31, 2014.

SIRE revenue from operations was $53.2 million in the three months ended December 31, 2015 compared to $72.5 million in the three months ended December 31, 2014.

Modified EBITDA, which is defined as earnings before interest, income taxes, depreciation, amortization,  unrealized hedging gains and losses, and other significant noncash expenses was $4.4 million for the three months ended December 31, 2015, compared to $16.7 million for the three months ended December 31, 2014.

SIRE had $3.0 million in cash and cash equivalents and $33.5 million available under revolving loan agreements, for a total cash and available borrowings of $36.5 million at December 31, 2015.

Brian Cahill, SIRE's President and CEO stated, "During this first quarter of Fiscal 2016, we continued to drive down our cost per gallon, implementing several efficiency measures, as well as capitalizing on lower utility costs.  The harvest season went well for us, as we are now receiving Enogen corn, and utilizing our new 1 million bushel bins."

During the first quarter of Fiscal 2016, SIRE produced 29.1 million gallons of ethanol, voluntarily slowing production during times of compressed margins.  Cahill commented - "We continue to focus on running the plant efficiently, always seeking the right balance of optimizing the yield and profit."

About Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy, LLC:

SIRE is located on 275 acres in Council Bluffs, Iowa, operating a 125 million gallon per year ethanol plant. SIRE began producing ethanol in February, 2009 and sells its ethanol, distillers grains, corn syrup, and corn oil in the continental United States, Mexico and the Pacific Rim.

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the "1995 Act").  Such statements are made in good faith by SIRE and are identified as including terms such as "may," "will," "should," "expects," "anticipates," "estimates," "plans," or similar language.  In connection with these safe-harbor provisions, SIRE has identified in its Annual Report on Form 10-K , important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement made by or on behalf of SIRE, including, without limitation, the risk and nature of SIRE's business, and the effects of general economic conditions on SIRE. The forward-looking statements contained in this Press Release are included in the safe harbor protection provided by Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. SIRE further cautions that such factors are not exhaustive or exclusive. SIRE does not undertake to update any forward-looking statement which may be made from time to time by or on behalf of SIRE.

Financial Results

SOUTHWEST IOWA RENEWABLE ENERGY, LLC
Summary Statements of Operations
Unaudited
(Dollars in thousands)


For the three months
ended December 31,


2015


2014

Revenues

$

53,199



$

72,536


Cost of Goods Sold

50,684



55,903


Gross Margin

2,515



16,633






General and administrative expenses

1,205



1,385


Interest and other income, net

204



720


Loss from debt extinguishment



4,700


Net Income

$

1,106



$

9,828






Weighted Average Units Outstanding, Basic

13,327



13,327


Weighted Average Units Outstanding, Diluted

14,127



21,415


Net Income per unit, Basic

$

82.99



$

737.45


Net Income per unit, Diluted

$

78.29



$

477.56


 

Modified EBITDA

Management uses Modified EBITDA, a non-GAAP measure, to measure the Company's financial performance and to internally manage its business. Management believes that Modified EBITDA provides useful information to investors as a measure of comparison with peer and other companies. Modified EBITDA should not be considered an alternative to, or more meaningful than, net income or cash flow as determined in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. Modified EBITDA calculations may vary from company to company. Accordingly, our computation of Modified EBITDA may not be comparable with a similarly-titled measure of another company. The following sets forth the reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) to Modified EBITDA for the periods indicated:


For the three months
ended


December
31, 2015


December
31, 2014


Unaudited


Unaudited


in 000's


in 000's





Net Income

$

1,106



$

9,828


Interest expense, net

335



727


Depreciation

2,939



2,891


EBITDA

4,380



13,446


Unrealized Hedging (Gain) Loss

(21)



(1,482)


Loss from debt extinguishment



4,700


Modified EBITDA

$

4,359



$

16,664


Modified EBITDA per unit, basic

$

327.08



$

1,250.42


 

Statistical Information

Product Revenue Information









Three Months Ended
December 31, 2015


Three Months Ended
December 31, 2014


Amounts in 000's


% of Revenues


Amounts in 000's


% of Revenues

Denatured and undenatured Ethanol

$

41,582



78.2

%


$

59,597



82.2

%

Distillers Grains

9,389



17.6

%


10,078



13.9

%

Corn Oil

1,895



3.6

%


2,624



3.6

%

Other

333



0.6

%


237



0.3

%

 

Summary Balance Sheets
(Dollars in thousands)


December 31, 2015


September 30, 2015


(unaudited)



ASSETS




Current Assets




Cash & restricted cash

$

2,954



$

3,335


Accounts receivable

5,898



3,764


Inventory

12,980



14,298


Other current assets

1,417



1,146


Total current assets

23,249



22,543


Net property and equipment

127,106



129,420


Other assets

2,475



2,513


Total Assets

$

152,830



$

154,476






LIABILITIES AND MEMBERS' EQUITY




Current Liabilities




Accounts payable, accrued expenses, and other current liabilities

$

15,016



$

11,587


Current maturities of notes payable

6,501



6,506


Total current liabilities

21,517



18,093


Total long term liabilities

28,891



35,067


Total members' equity

102,422



101,316


Total Liabilities and Members' Equity

$

152,830



$

154,476


 

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