Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy, LLC Announces Third Quarter Results for FY2015

Aug 12, 2015, 18:29 ET from Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy, LLC

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa, Aug. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- On August 12, 2015 Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy, LLC (" SIRE " or the "Company") announced its unaudited financial results for the three and nine months ended June 30, 2015.

Results for the Third Quarter of Fiscal 2015



Nine Months Ended June 30, 2015


Nine Months Ended June 30, 2014


Three Months Ended June 30, 2015


Three Months Ended June 30, 2014

Net Income -

$13,009,000


$35,569,000


$6,091,000


$5,560,000

Gross Margin -

$23,468,000


$55,447,000


$7,749,000


$19,112,000

Modified EBITDA -

$27,085,000


$63,113,000


$9,388,000


$23,972,000

SIRE reported net income for the nine months ended June 30, 2015 of $13.0 million or $976.14 per basic unit compared to $35.6 million or $2,701.99 per basic unit for the nine months ended June 30, 2014, and SIRE reported net income of $6.1 million or $457.04 per basic unit for the three months ended June 30, 2015, compared to a net income of $5.6 million or $421.05 per basic unit for the three months ended June 30, 2014.

SIRE revenue from operations was $186.2 million in the nine months ended June 30, 2015 compared to $251.3 million in the nine months ended June 30, 2014 and $58.2 million in the three months ended June 30, 2015 compared to $88.2 million in the three months ended June 30, 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 $27.1 million for the nine months ended June 30, 2015, compared to $63.1 million for the nine months ended June 30, 2014 and $9.4 million for the three months ended June 30, 2015, compared to $24.0 million for the three months ended June 30, 2014.

SIRE had $3.0 million in cash and cash equivalents and $20.5 million available under revolving loan agreements, for a total cash and available borrowings of $23.5 million at June 30, 2015. The cash flow from operations was $21.5 million compared to $52.4 million for the nine months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively.

Brian Cahill, SIRE's President and CEO stated, "During this third quarter of Fiscal 2015, margins improved significantly over the second quarter, but were still well short of last year's margins.  Demand for ethanol continues to be strong with the lower prices, both in the U.S. and abroad. The industry has continued to adjust and we expect we will have another good year."

During the third quarter of Fiscal 2015, SIRE produced 31.5 million gallons of ethanol, Cahill commented - "We continue to focus on running the plant efficiently, with a balance of optimizing the yield and profit."  SIRE recorded a $4.7 million non-cash charge in the first quarter and a $0.6 million fair value adjustment in the second quarter in conjunction with  the final payment of subordinated debt, and the related put option issued to ICM, Inc. in December, 2014.  The estimated value of the put option remained unchanged in the third quarter.

2015 Third Quarter Highlights

  • SIRE completed repairing the steamline and again has the ability to utilize either natural gas or steam
  • SIRE completed construction of two additional grain bins, adding capacity of 1 million bushels
  • SIRE commenced the tests utilizing the Enogen corn in its ethanol production
  • SIRE accelerated the annual shutdown to March due to lower crush margins in the second quarter

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 June 30,


For the nine months
ended June 30,


2015


2014


2015


2014

Revenues

$

58,235



$

88,158



$

186,243



$

251,315


Cost of Goods Sold

50,486



69,046



162,775



195,868


Gross Margin

7,749



19,112



23,468



55,447










General and administrative expenses

1,256



1,344



3,771



3,701


Interest and other income, net

402



2,080



1,388



6,049


Change in fair value of put option liability





600




Loss from debt extinguishment



10,128



4,700



10,128


Net Income

$

6,091



$

5,560



$

13,009



$

35,569










Weighted Average Units Outstanding, Basic

13,327



13,205



13,327



13,164


Weighted Average Units Outstanding, Diluted

14,039



25,234



16,522



25,424


Net Income per unit, Basic

$

457.04



$

421.05



$

976.14



$

2,701.99


Net Income per unit, Diluted

$

433.86



$

247.52



$

847.84



$

1,483.44


 

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


For the nine months ended


June 30, 2015


June 30, 2014


June 30, 2015


June 30, 2014


Unaudited


Unaudited


Unaudited


Unaudited


in 000's


in 000's


in 000's


in 000's









Net Income

$

6,091



$

5,560



$

13,009



$

35,569


Interest expense, net

407



2,090



1,525



6,078


Depreciation

2,851



2,874



8,624



8,601


EBITDA

9,349



10,524



23,158



50,248










Unrealized Hedging (Gain) Loss

39



3,320



(1,373)



2,737


Loss from debt extinguishment



10,128



4,700



10,128


Change in fair value of put option liability





600












Modified EBITDA

$

9,388



$

23,972



$

27,085



$

63,113










Modified EBITDA per unit, basic

$

704.43



$

1,815.37



$

2,032.34



$

4,794.36


 

Statistical Information

Product Revenue Information









Nine Months Ended June 30, 2015


Nine Months Ended June 30, 2014


Amounts in 000's


% of Revenues


Amounts in 000's


% of Revenues

Denatured and undenatured Ethanol

$

144,000



77.3

%


$

193,221



76.9

%

Distiller's Grains

34,479



18.5

%


49,496



19.7

%

Corn Oil

6,885



3.7

%


7,609



3.0

%

Other

879



0.5

%


989



0.4

%

 


Three Months Ended June 30, 2015


Three Months Ended June 30, 2014


Amounts in 000's


% of Revenues


Amounts in 000's


% of Revenues

Denatured and undenatured Ethanol

$

42,341



72.7

%


$

68,367



77.6

%

Distiller's Grains

13,229



22.7

%


16,580



18.8

%

Corn Oil

2,324



4.0

%


2,864



3.2

%

Other

341



0.6

%


347



0.4

%

 

Summary Balance Sheets
(Dollars in thousands)


June 30, 2015


September 30,
2014


(unaudited)



ASSETS




Current Assets




Cash & restricted cash

$

3,342



$

9,571


Accounts receivable

5,264



5,993


Inventory

15,303



12,161


Other current assets

5,160



2,234


Total current assets

29,069



29,959


Net property and equipment

129,025



134,821


Other assets

2,453



2,006


Total Assets

$

160,547



$

166,786






LIABILITIES AND MEMBERS' EQUITY




Current Liabilities




Accounts payable, accrued expenses, and other current liabilities

$

8,574



$

8,680


Current maturities of notes payable

6,494



6,052


Total current liabilities

15,068



14,732


Total long term liabilities

44,915



51,172


Total members' equity

100,564



100,882


Total Liabilities and Members' Equity

$

160,547



$

166,786


 

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