Central European Distribution Corporation Announces Full Year and Fourth Quarter 2010 Results and 2011 Full Year Guidance

Mar 01, 2011, 05:53 ET from Central European Distribution Corporation

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Central European Distribution Corporation (Nasdaq: CEDC) today announced its results for the fiscal year 2010.  Net Sales for the twelve months ended December 31, 2010 were $711.5 million as compared to $689.4 million reported for the same period in 2009 and net sales for the fourth quarter of 2010 was $228.4 million as compared to $255.2 million for the same period in 2009.

CEDC announced a net loss from continuing operations on a U.S. GAAP basis (as hereinafter defined) for the year of $92.9 million or $1.32 per fully diluted share, as compared to net profit of $72.7 million or $1.35 per fully diluted share, for the same period in 2009.  On a comparable basis, CEDC announced net income from continuing operations of $38.7 million, or $0.55 per fully diluted share, for the full year 2010, as compared to $118.9 million, or $2.20 per fully diluted share, for the same period in 2009. The number of fully diluted shares used in computing the full year earnings per share was 70.3 million for 2010 and 54.0 million for 2009.  

The net loss from continuing operations on a U.S. GAAP basis for the 4th quarter of 2010 was $103.2 million or $1.46 per fully diluted share, as compared to net loss of $95.3 million or $1.51 per fully diluted share, for the same period in 2009.  On a comparable basis, CEDC announced net income of $12.2 million, or $0.17 per fully diluted share, for the 4th quarter 2010, as compared to $70.6 million, or $1.12 per fully diluted share, for the same period in 2009.  

The Company also announced its full year 2011 net sales guidance of $880-$1,080 million and its full year comparable fully-diluted earnings per share guidance of $1.05-$1.25.  This guidance includes the impact from the consolidation of the Whitehall Group from the acquisition of the remaining stake on February 7th, 2011.  The guidance also includes exchange rate assumptions based upon recent market rates. The number of fully diluted shares used in computing the full year 2011 guidance is approximately 71.5 million.

For a complete reconciliation of comparable net income to net income reported under United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("U.S. GAAP"), please see the section "Unaudited Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures."

William Carey, President and CEO, commented, "We faced a number of key challenges and strategic decisions in our core markets during the fourth quarter.  In Poland we had our biggest new product launch ever with Zubrowka Biala, which was tremendous success and continues to be, however at the expense of bottom line profitability during the fourth quarter.  We also took the decision to invest more behind our core vodka brands later in the quarter to start to reverse a two year slide of market share.  We have been very encouraged by seeing our market share gain from 20.2% in November 2010 to 25.2% in January 2011.  In Russia, we faced a production issue in November that halted a significant portion of our production needs for approximately two weeks during our peak selling period.  We were very encouraged that we were able to make up a large part of this lost revenue in December, but which came at the expense of gross margin and added logistics and over-time costs, that substantially reduced the profitability of the quarter."  

William Carey, President and CEO, continued, "Although we are coming off of a disappointing 2010, which included a number of unplanned events that have had a substantial effect on our overall profitability for 2010, we are encouraged to see that our market shares in our core markets are increasing, especially in Poland."  CEDC's Form 10K for the 2010 fiscal year, filed this morning, describes its results in more detail.  Mr. Carey continued, "We have taken a hard look in late November 2010 at our current market position in our core markets, and we believe that strong top line growth will require increased investments behind our core brands which have been factored into our 2011 guidance.  We realize that this added investment has an effect on our overall profit margin percentage in the short term, but believe that long term brand equity and top line growth is paramount to our overall business model.  Our business model is built on strong production and sales assets that have ample capacity to generate more volume through a fixed cost infrastructure, thereby adding substantial operating leverage."

William Carey, President and CEO, continued, "Our additional investment in December 2010 in Poland generated an increase of market share of approximately two percentage points from 20.2% to 22.2% which increased further in January 2011 to 25.2%.  This market share increase, in large part, has come from the November 2010 launch of Zubrowka Biala, which outpaced our expectations and held a 3.6% market share in January 2011. In Russia, even with our production issues in November 2010, we still achieved an 8% volume increase for the fourth quarter 2010 and grew market share in a flat market, in part attributable to the additional brand investments made in December 2010."

William Carey, President and CEO, continued, "Our overall operating cost base including cost of goods sold, for our business in our core markets are relatively stable with the exception of higher spirit pricing which has come from the global increase in grain pricing.  The financial impact from this higher spirit pricing, not only impacted the end of year 2010 cost of goods sold, but also has been factored into our 2011 guidance, based upon current spirit market rates.  These current spirit prices are approximately 35% higher than the average spirit price in 2010, which represents an approximate $15 million incremental cost for 2011 as compared to 2010."  

CEDC has reported net income, fully diluted net income per share and operating profit in accordance with GAAP and on a non-GAAP basis, referred to in this release as comparable net income and comparable operating profit.  CEDC's management believes that the non-GAAP reporting giving effect to the adjustments shown in the attached reconciliation provides meaningful information and an alternative presentation useful to investors' understanding of CEDC's core operating results and trends. CEDC discusses results and guidance on a comparable basis in order to give investors better insight into underlying business trends from continuing operations. CEDC's calculation of these measures may not be the same as similarly named measures presented by other companies. These measures are not presented as an alternative to net income computed in accordance with GAAP as a performance measure, and you should not place undue reliance on such measures. A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP measures can be found in the section "Unaudited Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures" at the end of this press release.

CEDC is one of the largest producers of vodka in the world and Central and Eastern Europe's largest integrated spirit beverage business.  CEDC produces the Green Mark, Absolwent, Zubrowka, Bols, Parliament, Zhuravli, Royal and Soplica brands, among others. CEDC currently exports its products to many markets around the world, including the United States, England, France and Japan.

CEDC also is a leading importer of alcoholic beverages in Poland, Russia and Hungary. In Poland, CEDC imports many of the world's leading brands, including brands such as Carlo Rossi Wines, Concha y Toro wines, Metaxa Liqueur, Remy Martin Cognac, Guinness, Sutter Home wines, Grant's Whisky, Jagermeister, E&J Gallo, Jim Beam Bourbon, Sierra Tequila, Teacher's Whisky, Campari, Cinzano, Skyy Vodka and Old Smuggler. CEDC is also a leading importer of premium spirits and wines in Russia with such brands as Hennessey, Moet & Chandon and Concha y Toro, among others.

This press release contains forward looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 including, without limitation, statements regarding expected sales and earnings guidance, expected profit margins, exchange rates and expectations as to future expenses and costs of goods sold including spirit prices. Forward looking statements are based on our knowledge of facts as of the date hereof and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of CEDC to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by our forward looking statements.

Investors are cautioned that forward looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and that undue reliance should not be placed on such statements. CEDC undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward looking statements or to make any other forward looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Investors are referred CEDC's Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2010 to be filed substantially concurrently herewith, and to the full discussion therein of risks and uncertainties (including statements made under the captions "Item 1A. Risks Relating to Our Business"), forward looking statements and Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations included therein and similar information in other documents filed by CEDC with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Contact:

In the U.S.:

Jim Archbold

Investor Relations Officer

Central European Distribution Corporation

610-660-7817

In Europe:

Kinga Szkutnik

Practum Consulting

tel. 011 48 609 88 44 80

Joanna Milewska

Practum Consulting

tel. 011 48 605 866 16

CENTRAL EUROPEAN DISTRIBUTION CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET

Amounts in columns expressed in thousands

(except share and per share information)

December 31,

December 31,

2010

2009

ASSETS

Current Assets

Cash and cash equivalents

$122,324

$126,439

Restricted cash

0

481,419

Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $20,357 and $10,066 respectively

478,379

475,126

Inventories

93,678

92,216

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

35,202

33,302

Loans granted

0

1,608

Loans granted to affiliates

0

7,635

Deferred income taxes

80,956

82,609

Debt issuance costs

2,739

7,078

Current assets of discontinued operations

0

267,561

Total Current Assets

813,278

1,574,993

Intangible assets, net

627,342

773,222

Goodwill, net

1,450,273

1,484,072

Property, plant and equipment, net

201,477

215,916

Deferred income taxes

44,028

27,123

Equity method investment in affiliates

243,128

244,504

Debt issuance costs

16,656

17,492

Non-current assets of discontinued operations

0

101,778

Total Non-Current Assets

2,582,904

2,864,107

Total Assets

$3,396,182

$4,439,100

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

Current Liabilities

Trade accounts payable

$114,958

$113,006

Bank loans and overdraft facilities

45,359

81,053

Income taxes payable

5,102

3,827

Taxes other than income taxes

182,232

208,784

Other accrued liabilities

55,070

91,435

Short-term obligations under Senior Notes

0

363,688

Current portions of obligations under capital leases

758

481

Deferred consideration

5,000

160,880

Current liabilities of discontinued operations

0

194,761

Total Current Liabilities

408,479

1,217,915

Long-term debt, less current maturities

0

106,043

Long-term obligations under capital leases

1,175

480

Long-term obligations under Senior Notes

1,250,758

1,225,292

Long-term accruals

2,572

3,214

Deferred income taxes

168,527

198,174

Non-current liabilities of discontinued operations

0

2,820

Total Long Term Liabilities

1,423,032

1,536,023

Stockholders' Equity

Common Stock ($0.01 par value, 120,000,000 shares authorized, 70,752,670 and 69,411,845 shares issued at December 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009, respectively)

708

694

Additional paid-in-capital

1,343,639

1,296,391

Retained earnings

160,250

264,917

Accumulated other comprehensive income of continuing operations

60,224

82,994

Accumulated other comprehensive income of discontinued operations

0

40,316

Less Treasury Stock at cost (246,037 shares at December 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009, respectively)  

(150)

(150)

Total CEDC Stockholders' Equity

1,564,671

1,685,162

Noncontrolling interests in subsidiaries

0

0

Total Equity

1,564,671

1,685,162

Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

$3,396,182

$4,439,100

CENTRAL EUROPEAN DISTRIBUTION CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

Amounts in columns expressed in thousands

(except per share information)

Year ended December 31,

2010

2009

2008

Sales

$1,573,702

$1,532,352

$1,289,963

Excise taxes

(862,165)

(842,938)

(718,721)

Net sales

711,537

689,414

571,242

Cost of goods sold

383,671

340,482

321,274

Gross profit

327,866

348,932

249,968

Operating expenses

219,609

144,158

114,607

Impairment charges

131,849

20,309

0

Operating income / (loss)

(23,592)

184,465

135,361

Non operating income / (expense), net

Interest expense, net

(104,866)

(73,468)

(47,810)

Other financial income / (expense), net

6,773

25,193

(123,801)

Amortization of deferred charges

0

(38,501)

0

Other non operating expenses, net

(13,572)

(934)

(488)

Income/(loss) before taxes, equity in net income from unconsolidated investments

(135,257)

96,755

(36,738)

Income tax benefit/(expense)

28,114

(18,495)

(1,382)

Equity in net earnings/(losses) of affiliates

14,254

(5,583)

1,168

Income / (loss) from continuing operations

(92,889)

72,677

(36,952)

Discontinued operations

Income / (loss) from operations of distribution business

(11,815)

9,410

27,203

Income tax benefit / (expense)

37

(1,050)

(5,169)

Income / (loss) on discontinued operations

(11,778)

8,360

22,034

Net income / (loss)

(104,667)

81,037

(14,918)

Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests in subsidiaries

0

2,708

3,680

Net income /(loss) attributable to CEDC

($104,667)

$78,329

($18,598)

Income / (loss) from continuing operations per share of common stock, basic

($1.32)

$1.35

($0.84)

Income / (loss) from discontinued operations per share of common stock, basic

($0.17)

$0.16

$0.50

Net income / (loss) from operations per share of common stock, basic

($1.49)

$1.51

($0.34)

Income / (loss) from continuing operations per share of common stock, diluted

($1.32)

$1.35

($0.84)

Income / (loss) from discontinued operations per share of common stock, diluted

($0.17)

$0.15

$0.49

Net income / (loss) from operations per share of common stock, diluted

($1.49)

$1.50

($0.34)

CENTRAL EUROPEAN DISTRIBUTION CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOW

Amounts in columns expressed in thousands

Twelve months ended December 31,

2010

2009

2008

Cash flows from operating activities of continuing operations

Net income / (loss)

($104,667)

$81,037

($14,918)

Adjustments to reconcile net income / (loss) to net cash provided by / (used in) operating activities:

Net (income) / loss from discontinued operations

11,778

(8,360)

(22,034)

Depreciation and amortization

16,947

11,274

9,929

Deferred income taxes

(41,591)

(34,941)

(19,285)

Unrealized foreign exchange (gains) / losses

(2,911)

(38,760)

133,528

Cost of debt extinguishment

14,114

0

1,156

Stock options fair value expense

3,206

3,782

3,850

Dividends received

10,859

10,868

0

Hedge fair value revaluation

0

9,160

0

Equity (income)/loss in affiliates

(14,254)

5,583

(1,168)

Gain on fair value remeasurement of previously held equity interest

0

(32,727)

0

Impairment charge

131,849

20,309

0

Amortization of deferred charges

0

38,501

0

Other non cash items

21,970

(1,175)

2,025

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

Accounts receivable

(19,812)

(21,433)

(84,480)

Inventories

(5,828)

35,590

8,745

Prepayments and other current assets

518

27,906

13,864

Trade accounts payable

5,243

(92,552)

27,952

Other accrued liabilities and payables

(56,807)

75,690

38,506

Net cash provided by / (used in) operating activities from continuing operations

(29,386)

89,752

97,670

Cash flows from investing activities of continuing operations

Investment in fixed assets

(6,194)

(16,080)

(19,652)

Proceeds from the disposal of fixed assets

0

3,874

2,325

Investment in trademarks

(6,000)

0

0

Changes in restricted cash

481,419

(481,419)

0

Purchase of financial assets

0

0

(103,500)

Disposal of subsidiaries

124,160

0

0

Acquisitions of subsidiaries, net of cash acquired

(135,964)

(573,504)

(548,799)

Net cash provided by / (used in) investing activities from continuing operations

457,421

(1,067,129)

(669,626)

Cash flows from financing activities of continuing operations

Borrowings on bank loans and overdraft facility

63,853

5,810

94,845

Borrowings on long-term bank loans

0

0

35,617

Payment of bank loans, overdraft facility and other borrowings

(174,251)

(112,084)

(23,131)

Payment of long-term borrowings

(19,098)

(265,517)

0

Net borrowings of Senior Secured Notes

67,561

929,569

0

Payment of Senior Secured Notes

(367,954)

0

(26,996)

Repayment of obligation to former shareholders

0

(28,814)

0

Hedge closure

0

(14,417)

0

Decrease in short term capital leases payable

0

(535)

(772)

Increase in short term capital leases payable

976

0

1,216

Issuance of shares in public placement

0

490,974

233,845

Transactions with equity holders

7,500

(7,876)

0

Net borrowings on Convertible Senior Notes

0

0

304,403

Options exercised

3,550

854

1,899

Net cash provided by / (used in) financing activities from continuing operations

(417,863)

997,964

620,926

Cash flows from discontinued operations

Net cash provided by / (used in) operating activities of discontinued operations

2,806

19,527

(655)

Net cash (used in) investing activities of discontinued operations

(330)

(2,596)

(2,920)

Net cash provided by / (used in) financing activities of discontinued operations

100

(11,656)

(8,032)

Net cash provided by/(used in) discontinued operations

2,576

5,275

(11,607)

Adjustment to reconcile the change in cash balances of discontinued operations

(2,576)

(5,275)

11,607

Currency effect on brought forward cash balances

(14,287)

21,213

(34,564)

Net increase / (decrease) in cash

(4,115)

41,800

14,406

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

126,439

84,639

70,233

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$122,324

$126,439

$84,639

Supplemental Schedule of Non-cash Investing Activities

Common stock issued in connection with investment in subsidiaries

$41,344

$81,197

$134,631

Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information

Interest paid

$111,535

$68,865

$52,734

Income tax paid

$29,544

$16,270

$33,865

CENTRAL EUROPEAN DISTRIBUTION CORPORATION

UNAUDITED RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP MEASURES

Amounts in columns expressed in thousands

(Except per share information)

FULL YEAR 2010 COMPARABLE STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS RECONCILIATION

GAAP

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

Comparable

Q4-10 PTD

FX

APB 14

Acquisition related costs and FV adjustments

Disposal costs

Restructuring Costs

Cost associated with debt refinancing

WHG Adjustments

Change in provisioning method

Other Adjustments

Q4-10 PTD

Sales

$1,573,702

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

$1,573,702

Excise taxes

(862,165)

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

(862,165)

Net Sales

711,537

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

711,537

Cost of goods sold

383,671

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

383,671

Gross Profit

327,866

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

327,866

46.08%

46.08%

Operating expenses

219,609

0

0

(500)

0

(10,969)

0

(1,050)

(7,111)

0

199,979

Impairment charge

131,849

0

0

(131,849)

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Operating Income / (loss)

(23,592)

0

0

132,349

0

10,969

0

1,050

7,111

0

127,887

-3.32%

17.97%

Non operating income / (expense), net

Interest income / (expense), net

(104,866)

0

4,097

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

(100,769)

Other financial income / (expense), net

6,773

(5,871)

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

902

Other non operating income / (expense), net

(13,572)

0

0

0

2,000

825

17,990

0

0

(7,642)

(399)

Income / (loss) before taxes, equity in net income from unconsolidated investments

(135,257)

(5,871)

4,097

132,349

2,000

11,794

17,990

1,050

7,111

(7,642)

27,621

Income tax benefit / (expense)

28,114

1,123

(1,434)

(26,470)

(380)

(2,254)

(3,418)

(210)

(1,351)

1,452

(4,828)

Equity in net earnings of affiliates

14,254

692

0

0

0

0

0

985

0

0

15,931

Income / (loss) from continuing operations

(92,889)

(4,056)

2,663

105,879

1,620

9,540

14,572

1,825

5,760

(6,190)

38,724

Discontinued operations

Income / (loss) from operations of distribution business

(11,815)

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

(11,815)

Income tax benefit

37

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

37

Loss on discontinued operations

(11,778)

(11,778)

Net income / (loss)

($104,667)

($4,056)

$2,663

$105,879

$1,620

$9,540

$14,572

$1,825

$5,760

($6,190)

$26,946

Income / (loss) from continuing operations per share of common stock, basic

($1.32)

$0.55

Income / (loss) from discontinued operations per share of common stock, basic

($0.17)

($0.17)

Net income / (loss) from operations per share of common stock, basic

($1.49)

$0.38

Income / (loss) from continuing operations per share of common stock, diluted

($1.32)

$0.55

Income / (loss) from discontinued operations per share of common stock, diluted

($0.17)

($0.17)

Net income / (loss) from operations per share of common stock, diluted

($1.49)

$0.38

  1. Represents the net after tax impact of the foreign currency revaluation related to our USD and EUR liabilities as a majority of these have been lent down to entities that have the Polish Zloty or Russian Ruble as their functional currency  Also includes the proportional net after tax impact of the foreign currency revaluation related to the foreign currency liabilities included in the earnings of the Russian Alcohol Group as it has the Russian Ruble as its functional currency.  
  2. In May 2008, the FASB issued FSP APB 14-1, which impacts the accounting treatment for convertible debt instruments that allow for either mandatory or optional cash settlements. FSP APB 14-1 will impact the accounting associated with our $310.0 million senior convertible notes. This FSP requires us to recognize additional non-cash interest expense on a retrospective basis, based on the market rate for similar debt instruments without the conversion feature. Furthermore, it requires recognizing interest expense in prior periods pursuant to the retrospective accounting treatment. FSP APB 14-1 has become effective beginning in our first quarter of 2009 and is required to be applied retrospectively to all presented periods, as applicable.
  3. Represents the non-cash impairment charge taken on certain trademarks in Poland, primarily Absolwent and Bols of $131.8 million.  The column also includes $500,000 of legal and professional service costs related to the potential acquisition of Nemiroff, which was ultimately not pursued by the Company.  
  4. Represents cost associated with the disposal of the Polish distribution business.
  5. Represents restructuring costs associated with the integration of Parliament and the Russian Alcohol Group.
  6. Represents the net after tax impact associated with the early retirement of CEDC's outstanding Senior Secured Notes due 2012, including a 4% one-time redemption premium payment to the Noteholders and write-off of prepaid financing costs.
  7. Represents legal costs associated with the negotiations of the buyout and of the remaining stake in the Whitehall Group and associated change in control, which was completed in February 2011 as well as certain cost of prior Whitehall Group management that will be eliminated upon the change of control.
  8. During the fourth quarter of 2010, the Company elected to modify its existing bad debt provisioning policy, primarily in Russia, to take a more conservative view of certain receivables and as such took a non-cash charge of $7.1 million to reflect the changes.
  9. This adjustment eliminates the dividend income receive from its Polish Wholesale business which is accounted for as a discontinued operation and was fully disposed of on August 2, 2010.  

4TH QUARTER 2010 COMPARABLE STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS RECONCILIATION

GAAP

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

Comparable

Q4-10

FX

APB 14

Acquisition related costs and FV adjustments

Disposal costs

Restructuring Costs

WHG Adjustments

Change in provisioning method

Q4-10

Sales

$515,442

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

$515,442

Excise taxes

(287,068)

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

(287,068)

Net Sales

228,374

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

228,374

Cost of goods sold

140,430

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

140,430

Gross Profit

87,944

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

87,944

38.51%

38.51%

Operating expenses

75,240

0

0

0

0

(3,210)

(1,050)

(7,111)

63,869

Impairment charge

131,849

0

0

(131,849)

0

0

0

0

0

Operating Income / (loss)

(119,145)

0

0

131,849

0

3,210

1,050

7,111

24,075

-52.17%

10.54%

Non operating income / (expense), net

Interest income / (expense), net

(26,594)

0

1,041

0

0

0

0

0

(25,553)

Other financial income / (expense), net

1,786

(1,786)

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Other non operating expense, net

(1,729)

0

0

0

2,000

0

0

0

271

Income / (loss) before taxes, equity in net income from unconsolidated investments

(145,682)

(1,786)

1,041

131,849

2,000

3,210

1,050

7,111

(1,207)

Income tax benefit / (expense)

30,389

352

(364)

(26,370)

(380)

(610)

(210)

(1,351)

1,456

Equity in net earnings of affiliates

12,091

(1,140)

0

0

0

0

985

0

11,936

Net income / (loss) from continuing operations

($103,202)

($2,574)

$677

$105,479

$1,620

$2,600

$1,825

$5,760

$12,185

Discontinued operations

Income from operations of distribution business

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Income tax expense

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Income on discontinued operations

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

Net income /(loss)

($103,202)

($2,574)

$677

$105,479

$1,620

$2,600

$1,825

$5,760

$12,185

Income / (loss) from continuing operations per share of common stock, basic

($1.46)

$0.17

Income from discontinued operations per share of common stock, basic

$0.00

$0.00

Net income / (loss) from operations per share of common stock, basic

($1.46)

$0.17

Income / (loss) from continuing operations per share of common stock, diluted

($1.46)

$0.17

Income from discontinued operations per share of common stock, diluted

$0.00

$0.00

Net income / (loss) from operations per share of common stock, diluted

($1.46)

$0.17

  1. Represents the net after tax impact of the foreign currency revaluation related to our USD and EUR liabilities as a majority of these have been lent down to entities that have the Polish Zloty or Russian Ruble as their functional currency. Also includes the proportional net after tax impact of the foreign currency revaluation related to the foreign currency liabilities included in the earnings of the Russian Alcohol Group as it has the Russian Ruble as its functional currency.  The amount has been adjusted to reflect only the CEDC portion of foreign exchange gains or losses of the Russian Alcohol Group and does not include the portion attributable to the minority shareholders.
  2. In May 2008, the FASB issued FSP APB 14-1, which impacts the accounting treatment for convertible debt instruments that allow for either mandatory or optional cash settlements. FSP APB 14-1 will impact the accounting associated with our $310.0 million senior convertible notes. This FSP requires us to recognize additional non-cash interest expense on a retrospective basis, based on the market rate for similar debt instruments without the conversion feature. Furthermore, it requires recognizing interest expense in prior periods pursuant to the retrospective accounting treatment. FSP APB 14-1 has become effective beginning in our first quarter of 2009 and is required to be applied retrospectively to all presented periods, as applicable.
  3. Represents the non-cash impairment charge taken on certain trademarks in Poland, primarily Absolwent and Bols of $131.8 million.
  4. Represents cost associated with the disposal of the Polish distribution business
  5. Represents restructuring costs associated with the integration of Parliament and the Russian Alcohol Group.
  6. Represents legal costs associated with the negotiations of the buyout and of the remaining stake in the Whitehall Group and associated change in control, which was completed in February 2011 as well as certain cost of prior Whitehall Group management that will be eliminated upon the change of control.
  7. During the fourth quarter of 2010, the Company elected to modify its existing bad debt provisioning policy, primarily in Russia, to take a more conservative view of certain receivables and as such took a non-cash charge of $7.1 million to reflect the changes.

FULL YEAR 2009 COMPARABLE STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS RECONCILIATION

GAAP

A

B

C

D

E

Comparable

Q4-09 PTD

FX

APB 14

Acquisition related costs and FV adjustments

RAG Adjustments

Other Adjustments

Q4-09 PTD

Sales

$1,532,352

0

0

0

0

0

$1,532,352

Excise taxes

(842,938)

0

0

0

0

0

(842,938)

Net Sales

689,414

0

0

0

0

0

689,414

Cost of goods sold

340,482

0

0

0

0

(3,000)

337,482

Gross Profit

348,932

0

0

0

0

3,000

351,932

49.04%

49.46%

Operating expenses

144,158

0

0

16,577

0

0

160,735

Impairment charge

20,309

0

0

(20,309)

0

0

0

Operating Income

184,465

0

0

3,732

0

3,000

191,197

25.92%

26.87%

Non operating income / (expense), net

Interest income / (expense), net

(73,468)

0

3,916

0

0

7,400

(62,152)

Other financial income / (expense), net

25,193

(41,406)

0

0

0

16,895

682

Amortization of deferred charges

(38,501)

0

0

0

38,501

0

0

Other non operating income / (expense), net

(934)

0

0

0

0

0

(934)

Income / (loss) before taxes, equity in net income from unconsolidated investments

96,755

(41,406)

3,916

3,732

38,501

27,295

128,793

Income tax benefit / (expense)

(18,495)

7,867

(1,371)

(709)

(7,314)

(5,187)

(25,209)

Equity in net earnings of affiliates

(5,583)

20,899

0

0

0

0

15,316

Income / (loss) from continuing operations

$72,677

($12,640)

$2,545

$3,023

$31,187

$22,108

$118,900

Discontinued operations

Income from operations of distribution business

9,410

3,458

0

0

0

0

12,868

Income tax (expense)

(1,050)

0

0

0

0

0

(1,050)

Income / (loss) on discontinued operations

$8,360

$3,458

$0

$0

$0

$0

$11,818

Net income /(loss)

$81,037

($9,182)

$2,545

$3,023

$31,187

$22,108

$130,718

Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests in subsidiaries

2,708

(13,301)

0

0

13,398

0

2,805

Net income /(loss) attributable to CEDC

$78,329

$4,119

$2,545

$3,023

$17,789

$22,108

$127,913

Income from continuing operations per share of common stock, basic

$1.35

$2.21

Income from discontinued operations per share of common stock, basic

$0.16

$0.22

Net income from operations per share of common stock, basic

$1.51

$2.43

Income from continuing operations per share of common stock, diluted

$1.35

$2.20

Income from discontinued operations per share of common stock, diluted

$0.15

$0.22

Net income from operations per share of common stock, diluted

$1.50

$2.42

  1. Represents the net after tax impact of the foreign currency revaluation related to our USD and EUR liabilities as a majority of these have been lent down to entities that have the Polish Zloty or Russian Ruble as their functional currency. Also includes the proportional net after tax impact of the foreign currency revaluation related to the foreign currency liabilities included in the earnings of the Russian Alcohol Group as it has the Russian Ruble as its functional currency. The amount has been adjusted to reflect only the CEDC portion of foreign exchange gains or losses of the Russian Alcohol Group and does not include the portion attributable to the minority shareholders.
  2. In May 2008, the FASB issued FSP APB 14-1, which impacts the accounting treatment for convertible debt instruments that allow for either mandatory or optional cash settlements. FSP APB 14-1 will impact the accounting associated with our $310.0 million senior convertible notes. This FSP requires us to recognize additional non-cash interest expense on a retrospective basis, based on the market rate for similar debt instruments without the conversion feature. Furthermore, it requires recognizing interest expense in prior periods pursuant to the retrospective accounting treatment. FSP APB 14-1 has become effective beginning in our first quarter of 2009 and is required to be applied retrospectively to all presented periods, as applicable.
  3. Represents one off expenses related to acquisitions and other non cash charges. The expenses primarily consisting of a $225.6 gain on the re-measurement of previously held equity interest in the Russian Alcohol Group, which was partially offset by a $162.0 charge related to non-amortized discount of deferred consideration resulting from the accelerated buyout of Lion's interest in the Russian Alcohol Group. Also included in the adjustment is an impairment charge taken in the second quarter of 2009 of $20.0 million, legal and professional costs of $19.6 million and various other purchase price fair value adjustments.
  4. The Company had recorded deferred payments to Lion in connection with the RAG acquisition on the balance sheet at fair value and amortizes this discount as a non cash amortization expense over the payment period and records its investment in RAG as if it owned Lions shares. This adjustment (a) eliminates the non-cash amortization (b) increases the minority interest for the net profit attributable to the shares held by Lion Capital to reflect CEDC results as if it owned 58% of RAG without amortization of the deferred payments to Lion and (c) adjusts the fully diluted shares to reduce by shares not yet issued to Lion Capital but will be issued in the future in connection with CEDC's acquisition of Lion Capital's remaining interest in RAG. As of December 2009, the Company acquired 100% of Russian Alcohol and therefore these adjustments will not impact future periods.
  5. The amount of $3.0 million represents the expense related to the step up of the inventory valuation of the Russian Alcohol Group at the time of acquisition. This column represents also costs associated with the refinancing of debt completed in December 2009, including $16.9 of costs associated with the closing of the Russian credit facilities including the write-off of the capitalized financing costs and $7.4 million of double interest as both the new and old facilities were in place during December 2009.

4TH QUARTER 2009 COMPARABLE STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS RECONCILIATION

GAAP

A

B

C

D

E

Comparable

Q4-09

FX

APB 14

Acquisition related costs and FV adjustments

RAG Adjustments

Other Adjustments

Q4-09

Sales

$557,550

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

$557,550

Excise taxes

(302,342)

0

0

0

0

0

(302,342)

Net Sales

255,208

0

0

0

0

0

255,208

Cost of goods sold

126,027

0

0

0

0

(3,000)

123,027

Gross Profit

129,181

0

0

0

0

3,000

132,181

50.62%

51.79%

Operating expenses

226,740

0

0

(191,992)

0

0

34,748

Operating Income

(97,559)

0

0

191,992

0

3,000

97,433

-38.23%

38.18%

Non operating income / (expense), net

Interest income / (expense), net

(26,912)

0

984

0

0

7,400

(18,528)

Other financial income / (expense), net

(3,828)

(13,067)

0

0

0

16,895

0

Amortization of deferred charges

(11,078)

0

0

0

11,078

0

0

Other non operating income, net

9,864

0

0

(9,051)

0

0

813

Income / (loss) before taxes, equity in net income from unconsolidated investments

(129,513)

(13,067)

984

182,941

11,078

27,295

79,718

Income tax benefit / (expense)

26,332

2,715

(502)

(43,221)

(2,131)

(133)

(16,940)

Equity in net earnings of affiliates

7,836

0

0

0

0

0

7,836

Net income / (loss) from continuing operations

($95,345)

($10,352)

$482

$139,720

$8,947

$27,162

$70,614

Discontinued operations

Income from operations of distribution business

939

1,386

0

0

0

0

2,325

Income tax benefit

47

0

0

0

0

0

47

Income / (loss) on discontinued operations

$986

$1,386

$0

$0

$0

$0

$2,372

Net income /(loss)

($94,359)

($8,966)

$482

$139,720

$8,947

$27,162

$72,986

Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests in subsidiaries

523

0

0

0

0

0

523

Net income /(loss) attributable to CEDC

($94,882)

($8,966)

$482

$139,720

$8,947

$27,162

$72,463

Income / (loss) from continuing operations per share of common stock, basic

($1.51)

$1.13

Income from discontinued operations per share of common stock, basic

$0.02

$0.04

Net income / (loss) from operations per share of common stock, basic

($1.52)

$1.17

Income / (loss) from continuing operations per share of common stock, diluted

($1.51)

$1.12

Income / (loss) from discontinued operations per share of common stock, diluted

$0.01

$0.04

Net income / (loss) from operations per share of common stock, diluted

($1.52)

$1.16

  1. Represents the net after tax impact of the foreign currency revaluation related to our USD and EUR liabilities as a majority of these have been lent down to entities that have the Polish Zloty or Russian Ruble as their functional currency.
  2. In May 2008, the FASB issued FSP APB 14-1, which impacts the accounting treatment for convertible debt instruments that allow for either mandatory or optional cash settlements. FSP APB 14-1 will impact the accounting associated with our $310.0 million senior convertible notes. This FSP requires us to recognize additional non-cash interest expense on a retrospective basis, based on the market rate for similar debt instruments without the conversion feature. Furthermore, it requires recognizing interest expense in prior periods pursuant to the retrospective accounting treatment. FSP APB 14-1 has become effective beginning in our first quarter of 2009 and is required to be applied retrospectively to all presented periods, as applicable.
  3. Represents one off non-cash items including in operating profit, primarily related to the account treatment for the Russian Alcohol acquisition. Includes a $162 charge related to non-amortized discount of deferred consideration resulting from the accelerated buyout of Lion's interest in the Russian Alcohol Group, legal and professional costs associated with the transaction and various purchase price fair value adjustments. Approximately $9.0 million of acquisition related expenses have been reclassified from other non-operating expense to operating expenses.
  4. The Company had recorded deferred payments to Lion in connection with the RAG acquisition on the balance sheet at fair value and amortizes this discount as a non cash amortization expense over the payment period and records its investment in RAG as if it owned Lions shares. This adjustment (a) eliminates the non-cash amortization (b) increases the minority interest for the net profit attributable to the shares held by Lion Capital to reflect CEDC results as if it owned 58% of RAG without amortization of the deferred payments to Lion and (c) adjusts the fully diluted shares to reduce by shares not yet issued to Lion Capital but will be issued in the future in connection with CEDC's acquisition of Lion Capital's remaining interest in RAG. As of December 2009, the Company acquired 100% of Russian Alcohol and therefore these adjustments will not impact future periods.
  5. The amount of $3.0 million represents the expense related to the step up of the inventory valuation of the Russian Alcohol Group at the time of acquisition. This column represents also costs associated with the refinancing of debt completed in December 2009, including $16.9 of costs associated with the closing of the Russian credit facilities including the write-off of the capitalized financing costs and $7.4 million of double interest as both the new and old facilities were in place during December 2009.

Full Year 2011 Comparable EPS RECONCILIATION

Full Year Guidance, 12 Months Ending December 31,

2011

Range for GAAP Fully Diluted Earnings per Share

$1.01

$1.21

A. Impact of adoption of ABP14

$0.04

Range for Comparable non-GAAP Fully Diluted

Earnings per Share

$1.05

$1.25

  1. In May 2008, the FASB issued FSP APB 14-1, which impacts the accounting treatment for convertible debt instruments that allow for either mandatory or optional cash settlements. FSP APB 14-1 will impact the accounting associated with our $310.0 million senior convertible notes. This FSP requires us to recognize additional non-cash interest expense on a retrospective basis, based on the market rate for similar debt instruments without the conversion feature. Furthermore, it requires recognizing interest expense in prior periods pursuant to the retrospective accounting treatment. FSP APB 14-1 has become effective beginning in our first quarter of 2009 and is required to be applied retrospectively to all presented periods, as applicable.

SOURCE Central European Distribution Corporation



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