Darling Ingredients Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results And Announces A Stock Repurchase Program For Up To $100 Million Of Common Stock

- Net income for second quarter of $3.1 million; continued FX headwinds, no biofuel tax credit

- EBITDA of $105.5 million vs. $98.3 million in Q1

- All segments showed sequential EBITDA margin improvements despite lower selling prices

- Operating Initiatives being executed:

- Reduced working capital by $33.8 million quarter over quarter

- USA Corporate headcount 10% lower than December 2014

- CAPEX outflows at 35% of annual plan

- Restaurant Services and Bakery Feeds showed improvements

- Debt repayment of nearly $70 million in the quarter

Aug 13, 2015, 16:40 ET from Darling Ingredients Inc.

IRVING, Texas, Aug. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Darling Ingredients Inc. (NYSE: DAR), a global leader in converting edible and inedible bio-nutrient streams into a wide range of ingredients and specialty products for customers in the pharmaceutical, food, pet food, feed, technical, fuel, bioenergy, and fertilizer industries, today announced financial results for the second quarter ended July 4, 2015, and that its Board of Directors approved the repurchase of up to an aggregate of $100 million of Darling's common stock, depending on market conditions.

"Our earnings improved sequentially with all segments showing EBITDA margin improvements.  This is the third quarter in a row that we have been able to improve margins all while working to offset lower and volatile selling prices.  Our focus on operational efficiencies and SG&A reductions are also beginning to contribute.  Working capital improvements, the $25 million dividend from Diamond Green Diesel (DGD) in April 2015, along with slowing our capital spending outflows allowed us to repay nearly $70 million in debt during the quarter," said Randall Stuewe, Darling Ingredients Inc. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

"The Feed Ingredients Segment achieved improved margins while facing a continuation of declining fat and protein values.  Our European, USA and Canadian rendering operations performed admirably and continue to make the necessary adjustments to regain sustainable margins.  Our USA restaurant services and bakery feeds business improved but we still have work to do. Raw material volumes moderated over first quarter typical with seasonality," continued Mr. Stuewe. 

"The Food Ingredients Segment saw a strong performance from the gelatin business especially in China and improvements sequentially occurred worldwide. Margin adjustments made in the edible fats business took hold but the closure of the Russian border continues to pressure the edible fat values with oversupply of raw material.  Our casings business was challenged with the border closure in Asia."

"Our Fuel Ingredients Segment continues to deliver predictable returns with the exception of our Canadian biodiesel asset. Although the U.S. EPA released in June proposed biomass based diesel volumes within our expectations, the industry and our Canadian plant continue to operate in the red before the tax credit is considered. Rendac, our disposal rendering business, and Ecoson, our biophosphate operation producing green energy, delivered steady performances quarter over quarter."

Mr. Stuewe added, "Our Diamond Green Diesel Joint Venture continued its strong operational performance in the second quarter of 2015 shipping over 44 million gallons of renewable diesel.  We remain optimistic that the U.S. Biofuels Tax Extenders package will be reinstated and will retroactively add approximately $25 million to income in the second quarter." 

"Globally, we remain focused on debt reduction, working capital improvement and cost reductions to improve shareholder value.  We very much believe in our strategy and the long term positioning of our global platform of creating sustainable ingredients for a growing population," concluded Mr. Stuewe.

"Finally, our Board has authorized a share repurchase program for up to $100 million depending on market conditions," added Mr. Stuewe. "The repurchases may be made from time to time on the open market at prevailing market prices or in negotiated transactions off the market. Repurchases may occur over the next 24 months, unless extended or shortened by the Board of Directors."

For the second quarter of 2015, the Company reported net sales of $859.3 million, as compared with net sales of $1,031.3 million for the second quarter of 2014. The $172.0 million decrease in net sales is primarily attributable to lower finished product prices, primarily in the global fat markets, and by $113.9 million for the foreign exchange rate impact of a weak euro and Canadian dollar.  Overall, global raw material volumes were stronger year over year.

Net income attributable to Darling for the three months ended July 4, 2015, was $3.1 million, or $0.02 per diluted share, compared to a net income of $32.8 million, or $0.20 per diluted share, in the three months ended June 28, 2014. The results for the three months ended July 4, 2015 and three months ended June 28, 2014, respectively, include the following after-tax costs:

Fiscal 2015

  • $0.7 million ($0.00 per diluted share) associated with the integration of VION Ingredients and Rothsay and the implementation of internal controls over financial reporting per the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 for VION Ingredients; and
  • $5.8 million ($0.04 per diluted share) related to the write-off of deferred loan costs associated with the retirement of the Company's European portion of its term loan B note on June 3, 2015.

Fiscal 2014

  • $3.5 million ($0.02 per diluted share) related to a non-cash inventory step-up associated with the required purchase accounting for the VION Acquisition related to the portion of acquired inventory sold during the period; and
  • $2.9 million ($0.02 per diluted share) associated with the acquisition and integration of Rothsay and VION Ingredients during the period.

Net income and diluted earnings per common share would have been $9.6 million and $0.06 per diluted share, respectively, for the three months ended July 4, 2015, without the integration costs and the write-off of deferred loan costs associated with the retirement of the Euro Term Loan B, as compared to $39.2 million and $0.24 per diluted share, respectively, for the three months ended June 28, 2014, without the noncash inventory step-up associated with the VION Acquisition and the acquisition and integration related costs. When comparing the three months ended July 4, 2015 to the three months ended June 28, 2014, this would have resulted in a $29.6 million decrease in net income. This decrease is attributable to lower finished product prices and the impact of foreign exchange rates as a function of the strengthening U.S. dollar as compared mainly to the euro and Canadian dollar, which were partially offset by an increase in raw material volumes.

Reconciliation of Net Income to (Non-GAAP) Adjusted EBITDA and (Non-GAAP) Pro forma Adjusted EBITDA

Darling Ingredients Inc. reports Adjusted EBITDA results, which is a non-GAAP financial measure, as a complement to results provided in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). The Company believes that Adjusted EBITDA provides additional useful information to investors. As the Company uses the term, Adjusted EBITDA, calculated below:

Three Months Ended - Year over Year

Adjusted EBITDA 

July 4,

June 28,

(U.S. dollars in thousands)

2015

2014

Net income attributable to Darling

$           3,080

$  32,757

Depreciation and amortization

66,245

67,498

Interest expense

34,285

26,571

Income tax expense

4,665

15,503

Foreign currency loss/(gain)

(1,622)

(11)

Other expense, net

1,199

887

Equity in net (income) of unconsolidated subsidiary

(4,172)

(2,040)

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

1,857

1,818

Adjusted EBITDA

$       105,537

$142,983

Non-cash inventory step-up associated with VION Acquisition

4,972

Acquisition and integration-related expenses

1,208

4,165

 Pro forma Adjusted EBITDA (Non-GAAP)

$       106,745

$152,120

DGD Joint Venture Adjusted EBITDA (Darling's share) (1)

$           7,909

$    5,903

(1)

Darling's pro forma adjusted EBITDA (Non-GAAP) in the above table does not include the DGD Joint Venture adjusted EBITDA (Darling's share) if we had consolidated the DGD Joint Venture.

For the three months ended July 4, 2015, the Company generated Adjusted EBITDA of $105.5 million, as compared to $143.0 million in the same period in fiscal 2014. The decrease was primarily attributable to lower finished product prices and the impact of foreign exchange rates as a function of the strengthening U.S. dollar as compared mainly to the euro and Canadian dollar, which were partially offset by an increase in raw material volumes. On a Pro forma Adjusted EBITDA basis, the Company would have generated $106.7 million in the three months ended July 4, 2015, as compared to a Pro forma Adjusted EBITDA of $152.1 million in the same period in 2014. The decrease in the Pro forma Adjusted EBITDA is attributable to lower finished product prices, the impact of foreign exchange rates as a function of the strengthening U.S. dollar as compared mainly to the euro and Canadian dollar, lower acquisition and integration-related expenses and no inventory step-up associated with the VION Acquisition which were partially offset by an increase in raw material volumes.

As a result of the strengthened U.S. dollar, the above Pro forma Adjusted EBITDA results for the three months ended July 4, 2015 would have been $120.9 million when taking into consideration the change in average foreign exchange (FX) fluctuations of $14.2 million as compared to the Pro forma Adjusted EBITDA of $152.1 million for the same period in fiscal 2014, a reduction of $31.2 million.

Reconciliation of Net Income to (Non-GAAP) Adjusted EBITDA and (Non-GAAP) Pro forma Adjusted EBITDA

Three Months Ended - Sequential

Adjusted EBITDA

July 4,

April 4,

(U.S. dollars in thousands)

2015

2015

Net income attributable to Darling

$    3,080

$       109

Depreciation and amortization

66,245

66,398

Interest expense

34,285

23,109

Income tax expense

4,665

2,115

Foreign currency loss/(gain)

(1,622)

2,460

Other expense, net

1,199

509

Equity in net (income)/loss of unconsolidated subsidiary

(4,172)

1,808

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

1,857

1,715

Adjusted EBITDA

$105,537

$  98,223

Acquisition and integration-related expenses

1,208

5,319

 Pro forma Adjusted EBITDA (Non-GAAP)

$106,745

$103,542

DGD Joint Venture Adjusted EBITDA (Darling's share) (1)

$    7,909

$    2,346

(1)

Darling's Pro forma Adjusted EBITDA (Non-GAAP) in the above table does not include the DGD Joint Venture Adjusted EBITDA (Darling's share) if we had consolidated the DGD Joint Venture.

On a sequential basis, for the three months ended July 4, 2015, the Company generated Adjusted EBITDA of $105.5 million, as compared to $98.2 million for the three months ended April 4, 2015. On a Pro Forma Adjusted EBITDA basis, the Company would have generated $106.7 million in the three months ended July 4, 2015, as compared to a Pro forma Adjusted EBITDA of $103.5 million in the three months ended April 4, 2015, an increase of approximately $3.2 million. The increase in the Pro forma Adjusted EBITDA is attributable to lower raw material prices, lower acquisition and integration-related expense and cost reductions.

As a result of the strengthened U.S. dollar, the above Pro forma Adjusted EBITDA results for the three months ended July 4, 2015 would have been $107.6 million when taking into consideration the change in average foreign currency fluctuations of $0.9 million, as compared to the Pro forma Adjusted EBITDA of $103.5 million for the three months ended April 4, 2015, an increase of $4.1 million.

Second Quarter 2015 Segment Performance

Feed Ingredients

Three Months Ended

($ thousands)

July 4, 2015

June 28, 2014

Net Sales

$    529,429

$        622,110

Segment operating income

$      35,389

$          74,706

EBITDA

$      75,874

$        114,572

  • Feed Ingredients operating income for the three months ended July 4, 2015 was $35.4 million, a decrease of $39.3 million as compared to the three months ended June 28, 2014. Adjusting the three months ended June 28, 2014 for the non-cash inventory step-up adjustment of approximately $1.5 million and comparing to the three months ended July 4, 2015, the Feed Ingredients operating income was lower by $40.8 million. In addition, Feed Ingredients operating cash flow was negatively impacted by foreign exchange translation by approximately $4.7 million when using prior year average exchange rates.
  • Feed Ingredients reported lower earnings and net sales year over year resulting primarily in the United States operations, related to lower finished product prices for protein and fat, particularly in the Company's non-formula business, as well as bakery. The $92.7 million decrease in net sales includes sales of fats $(26.0) million, used cooking oil $(15.2) million, proteins $(42.0) million, bakery $(5.1) million and other sales of $(4.4) million as compared to three months ended June 28, 2014.

Food Ingredients

Three Months Ended

($ thousands)

July 4, 2015

June 28, 2014

Net Sales

$    283,354

$        331,443

Segment operating income

$      15,512

$          11,311

EBITDA

$      32,297

$          30,939

  • Food Ingredients operating income was $15.5 million for the three months ended July 4, 2015, an increase of $4.2 million as compared to the three months ended June 28, 2014. Adjusting the three months ended June 28, 2014 for the non-cash inventory step-up adjustment of approximately $3.4 million and comparing this to the three months ended July 4, 2015, the Food Ingredients operating income is higher by $0.8 million. In addition, Food Ingredients operating cash flow was negatively impacted by foreign exchange translation by approximately $8.2 million when using prior year average exchange rates.
  • The gelatin business performance improved as compared to the prior year as a result of increased demand in China and lower raw material prices in Europe. The European edible fats operation improved over the prior year due to lower raw material prices. The Company's casings business was down comparable to the same period in the prior year, due primarily to decreased exports into China for specialty products.

Fuel Ingredients

Three Months Ended

($ thousands)

July 4, 2015

June 28, 2014

Net Sales

$      46,532

$          77,730

Segment operating income

$        2,038

$            5,243

EBITDA

$        8,637

$          11,061

  • Exclusive of the DGD Joint Venture, Fuel Ingredients operating income for the three months ended July 4, 2015 was $2.0 million, a decrease of $3.2 million as compared to the three months ended June 28, 2014. Adjusting the three months ended June 28, 2014 for the non-cash inventory step-up adjustment of $0.1 million and comparing this to the three months ended July 4, 2015, the operating income is lower by $3.3 million. The Fuel Ingredients segment was negatively impacted by foreign exchange translation by $2.3 million when using prior year average exchange rates, lower production volumes and lower margins at the Canadian biodiesel plant.
  • Including the DGD Joint Venture earnings, the Fuel Ingredients segment income for the three months ended July 4, 2015 was $5.8 million, as compared to $6.7 million in the same period of 2014.  The reduction of $0.9 million is primarily related to a decrease in the income of the DGD Joint Venture due to the uncertain regulatory environment with respect to the U.S. mandated Renewable Volume Obligation ("RVO") requirements within the Renewable Fuel Standard Program ("RFS2") for 2015 and the decrease in petroleum prices.

Results of Operations – Six Months Ended July 4, 2015 Compared to Six Months Ended June 28, 2014

Net Income attributable to Darling for the six months ended July 4, 2015, was $3.2 million, or $0.02 per diluted share, as compared to a net loss of $20.0 million, or $(0.12) per diluted share, in the six months ended June 28, 2014. The results for the first six months of 2015 and 2014, respectively, include the following after-tax costs:

Fiscal 2015

  • $3.5 million ($0.02 per diluted share) associated with the integration of VION Ingredients and Rothsay, staff reduction in Angouleme, France and the implementation of internal controls over financial reporting per the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 during the first three months of fiscal 2015 for VION Ingredients; and
  • $5.8 million ($0.04 per diluted share) related to the write-off of deferred loan costs associated with the retirement of the Company's European portion of its term loan B note on June 3, 2015.

 Fiscal 2014

  • $32.7 million ($0.20 per diluted share) related to a non-cash inventory step-up associated with the required purchase accounting for the VION Acquisition related to the portion of acquired inventory sold during the period;
  • $20.8 million ($0.13 per diluted share) related to the redemption premium and write-off of deferred loan costs associated with the retirement of the Company's 8.5% Senior Notes on February 7, 2014;
  • $15.9 million ($0.10 per diluted share) associated with the acquisition and integration of Rothsay and VION Ingredients during the period; and
  • $8.3 million ($0.05 per diluted share) related to certain euro forward contracts entered into to hedge against foreign exchange risks related to the closing of the VION Acquisition.

Net income and diluted earnings per common share would have been $12.5 million and $0.08 per diluted share, respectively, for the six months ended July 4, 2015, as compared to $57.7 million and $0.35 per share, respectively, for the six months ended June 28, 2014 without the above listed after-tax costs. When comparing the first six months of fiscal 2015 to the first six months of fiscal 2014 this would have resulted in a $45.2 million decrease in net income. The decrease is attributable to lower finished product prices, lower equity income in unconsolidated subsidiaries and the impact of foreign exchange rates as a function of the strengthening U.S. dollar as compared mainly to the euro and Canadian dollar, which were partially offset by an increase in raw material volumes.

Reconciliation of Net Income to (Non-GAAP) Adjusted EBITDA and (Non-GAAP) Pro forma Adjusted EBITDA

Six Months Ended 

Adjusted EBITDA

July 4,

June 28,

(U.S. dollars in thousands)

2015

2014

Net income attributable to Darling

$            3,189

$      (20,046)

Depreciation and amortization

132,643

133,167

Interest expense

57,394

85,428

Income tax expense/(benefit)

6,780

(2,787)

Foreign currency loss

838

13,803

Other expense, net

1,708

2,025

Equity in net (income) of unconsolidated subsidiary

(2,364)

(7,117)

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

3,572

3,615

Adjusted EBITDA

$        203,760

$     208,088

Non-cash inventory step-up associated with VION Acquisition

49,803

Acquisition and integration-related expenses

6,527

20,113

Darling Ingredients International - 13th week (1)

4,100

 Pro forma Adjusted EBITDA (Non-GAAP)

$        210,287

$     282,104

DGD Joint Venture Adjusted EBITDA (Darling's share) (2)

$          10,255

$       14,975

(1)

January 7, 2014 closed on VION Ingredients, thus the 13th week would be EBITDA adjusted for January 1, 2014 through January 7, 2014.

(2)

Darling's Pro forma Adjusted EBITDA (Non-GAAP) in the above table does not include the DGD Joint Venture Adjusted EBITDA (Darling's share) if we had consolidated the DGD Joint Venture.

For the first six months of fiscal 2015, the Company generated Adjusted EBITDA of $203.8 million, as compared to $208.1 million in the same period of 2014. On a Pro forma Adjusted EBITDA basis, the Company would have generated $210.3 million in the first six months of fiscal 2015, as compared to a Pro forma Adjusted EBITDA of $282.1 million in the same period in 2014. The decrease in the Pro forma Adjusted EBITDA is attributable to lower finished product prices and the impact of foreign exchange rates as a function of the strengthening U.S. dollar as compared mainly to the euro and Canadian dollar, which were partially offset by an increase in raw material volumes.

Second Quarter 2015 Segment Performance – Six Months Ended

Feed Ingredients

Six Months Ended

($ thousands)

July 4, 2015

June 28, 2014

Net Sales

$ 1,076,927

$     1,208,217

Segment operating income

$       70,804

$        112,237

EBITDA

$    151,343

$        190,662

  • Adjusting the first six months of 2014 for the non-cash inventory step-up of approximately $14.2 million as compared to the first six months of 2015, the segment operating income would be lower by $55.6 million.
  • Cash flow was negatively impacted by foreign exchange translation by approximately $9.3 million when using prior year average exchange rates. The $131.3 million decrease in net sales includes sales in fats of $(36.3) million, used cooking oil $(23.9) million, proteins $(55.2) million, bakery $(5.5) million and other $(10.4) million when compared to six months ended June 28, 2014.

Food Ingredients

Six Months Ended

($ thousands)

July 4, 2015

June 28, 2014

Net Sales

$    553,511

$        624,905

Segment operating income

$      26,360

$              (831)

EBITDA

$      60,342

$          36,238

  • Adjusting the first six months of 2014 for the non-cash inventory step-up of approximately $35.3 million as compared to the first six months of 2015, the segment operating income would be lower by $8.1 million.
  • Cash flow was negatively impacted by foreign exchange translation by approximately $15.1 million when using prior year average exchange rates.

Fuel Ingredients

Six Months Ended

($ thousands)

July 4, 2015

June 28, 2014

Net Sales

$    103,571

$        144,453

Segment operating income

$         4,531

$            7,587

EBITDA

$      17,761

$          20,783

  • Exclusive of the DGD Joint Venture and adjusting the first six months of 2014 for the non-cash inventory step-up of approximately $0.3 million as compared to the first six months of 2015, the segment operating income would be lower by $3.4 million.
  • Cash flow was negatively impacted by foreign exchange translation by approximately $4.8 million when using prior year average exchange rates and including lower production and margins at the Canadian biodiesel plant.

About Darling

Darling Ingredients Inc. is the world's largest publicly-traded developer and producer of sustainable natural ingredients from edible and inedible bio-nutrients, creating a wide range of ingredients and specialty products for customers in the pharmaceutical, food, pet food, feed, technical, fuel, bioenergy, and fertilizer industries.  With operations on five continents, the Company collects and transforms all aspects of animal by-product streams into broadly used and specialty ingredients, such as gelatin, edible fats, feed-grade fats, animal proteins and meals, plasma, pet food ingredients, organic fertilizers, yellow grease, fuel feedstocks, green energy, natural casings and hides.  The Company also recovers and converts used cooking oil and commercial bakery residuals into valuable feed and fuel ingredients.  In addition, the Company provides grease trap services to food service establishments, environmental services to food processors and sells restaurant cooking oil delivery and collection equipment. For additional information, visit the Company's website at http://ir.darlingii.com.

Darling Ingredients Inc. will host a conference call to discuss the Company's second quarter 2015 financial results at 8:30 am Eastern Time (7:30 am Central Time) on Friday, August 14, 2015.  To listen to the conference call, participants calling from within North America should dial 866-777-2509; international participants should dial 412-317-5413.  Please refer to access code 10069349.  Please call approximately ten minutes before the start of the call to ensure that you are connected.

The call will also be available as a live audio webcast that can be accessed on the Company website at http://ir.darlingii.com. Beginning one hour after its completion, a replay of the call can be accessed through August 20, 2015, by dialing 877-344-7529 (U.S. callers), 855-669-9658 (Canada) and 412-317-0088 (international callers).  The access code for the replay is 10069349.  The conference call will also be archived on the Company's website.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures:

Adjusted EBITDA is presented here not as an alternative to net income, but rather as a measure of the Company's operating performance and is not intended to be a presentation in accordance with GAAP. Since EBITDA (generally, net income plus interest expenses, taxes, depreciation and amortization) is not calculated identically by all companies, this presentation may not be comparable to EBITDA or Adjusted EBITDA presentations disclosed by other companies. Adjusted EBITDA is calculated in this presentation and represents, for any relevant period, net income/(loss) plus depreciation and amortization, goodwill and long-lived asset impairment, interest expense, (income)/loss from discontinued operations, net of tax, income tax provision, other income/(expense) and equity in net loss of unconsolidated subsidiary. Management believes that Adjusted EBITDA is useful in evaluating the Company's operating performance compared to that of other companies in its industry because the calculation of Adjusted EBITDA generally eliminates the effects of financing income taxes and certain non-cash and other items that may vary for different companies for reasons unrelated to overall operating performance.

As a result, the Company's management uses Adjusted EBITDA as a measure to evaluate performance and for other discretionary purposes. However, Adjusted EBITDA is not a recognized measurement under GAAP, should not be considered as an alternative to net income as a measure of operating results or to cash flow as a measure of liquidity, and is not intended to be a presentation in accordance with GAAP. In addition to the foregoing, management also uses or will use Adjusted EBITDA to measure compliance with certain financial covenants under the Company's Senior Secured Credit Facilities and 5.375% Notes and 4.75% Notes that were outstanding at July 4, 2015. However, the amounts shown in this presentation for Adjusted EBITDA differ from the amounts calculated under similarly titled definitions in the Company's Senior Secured Credit Facilities and 5.375% Notes and 4.75% Notes, as those definitions permit further adjustments to reflect certain other non-recurring costs and non-cash charges.

In addition, the Company's management uses adjusted diluted earnings per share as a measure of earnings due to the significant merger and acquisition activity of the Company. However, an adjusted earnings per share is not a recognized measurement under GAAP and should not be considered as an alternative to diluted earnings per share presented in accordance with GAAP. Adjusted diluted earnings per share is defined as adjusted net income attributable to Darling divided by the weighted average shares of diluted common stock. Adjusted net income attributable to Darling is defined as a reconciliation of net income attributable to Darling, net of tax (i) adjusted for net of tax acquisition and integration costs related to merger and acquisitions, (ii) net of tax amortization of acquisition related intangibles and (iii) net of tax certain non-recurring items that are not part of normal operations. This measure is solely for the purpose of calculating adjusted diluted earnings per share and is not intended to be a substitute of presentation in accordance with GAAP.

Cautionary Statements Regarding Forward-Looking Information:

{This media release contains "forward-looking" statements regarding the business operations and prospects of Darling Ingredients Inc. and industry factors affecting it.  These statements are identified by  words such as "believe," "anticipate," "expect," "estimate," "intend," "could," "may," "will," "should," "planned," "potential," "continue," "momentum," and other words referring to events that may occur in the future.  These statements reflect Darling Ingredient's current view of future events and are based on its assessment of, and are subject to, a variety of risks and uncertainties beyond its control, each of which could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements.  These factors include, among others, existing and unknown future limitations on the ability of the Company's direct and indirect subsidiaries to make their cash flow available to the Company for payments on the Company's indebtedness or other purposes; unanticipated costs or operating problems related to the acquisition and integration of Rothsay and Darling Ingredients International (including transactional costs and integration of the new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system); global demands for bio-fuels and grain and oilseed commodities, which have exhibited volatility, and can impact the cost of feed for cattle, hogs and poultry, thus affecting available rendering feedstock and selling prices for the Company's products; reductions in raw material volumes available to the Company due to weak margins in the meat production industry as a result of higher feed costs, reduced consumer demand or other factors, reduced volume from food service establishments, reduced demand for animal feed, or otherwise; reduced finished product prices; continued decline in fat and used cooking oil finished product prices; changes to worldwide government policies relating to renewable fuels and greenhouse gas emissions that adversely affect programs like the Renewable Fuel Standards Program (RFS2) and tax credits for biofuels both in the Unites States and abroad; possible product recall resulting from developments relating to the discovery of unauthorized adulterations to food or food additives; the occurrence of Bird Flu including, but not limited to H5N1 flu, bovine spongiform encephalopathy (or "BSE"), porcine epidemic diarrhea ("PED") or other diseases associated with animal origin in the United States or elsewhere; unanticipated costs and/or reductions in raw material volumes related to the Company's compliance with the existing or unforeseen new U.S. or foreign regulations (including, without limitation, China) affecting the industries in which the Company operates or its value added products (including new or modified animal feed, Bird Flu, PED or BSE or similar or unanticipated regulations); risks associated with the renewable diesel plant in Norco, Louisiana owned and operated by a joint venture between Darling Ingredients and Valero Energy Corporation, including possible unanticipated operating disruptions; risks relating to possible third party claims of intellectual property infringement; increased contributions to the Company's pension and benefit plans, including multiemployer and employer-sponsored defined benefit pension plans as required by legislation, regulation or other applicable U.S. or foreign law or resulting from a U.S. mass withdrawal event; bad debt write-offs; loss of or failure to obtain necessary permits and registrations; continued or escalated conflict in the Middle East, North Korea, Ukraine or elsewhere; and/or unfavorable export or import markets. These factors, coupled with volatile prices for natural gas and diesel fuel, climate conditions, currency exchange fluctuations, general performance of the U.S. and global economies, disturbances in world financial, credit, commodities and stock markets, and any decline in consumer confidence and discretionary spending, including the inability of consumers and companies to obtain credit due to lack of liquidity in the financial markets, among others, could negatively impact the Company's results of operations. Among other things, future profitability may be affected by the Company's ability to grow its business, which faces competition from companies that may have substantially greater resources than the Company. The Company's announced share repurchase program may be suspended or discontinued at any time and purchases of shares under the program are subject to market conditions and other factors, which are likely to change from time to time. Other risks and uncertainties regarding Darling Ingredients Inc., its business and the industries in which it operates are referenced from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Darling Ingredients Inc. is under no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update or alter its forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.}

For More Information, contact:

Melissa A. Gaither, Director of Investor Relations

Email: mgaither@darlingii.com

251 O'Connor Ridge Blvd., Suite 300

Phone: 972-717-0300

Irving, Texas 75038

 

Darling Ingredients Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

July 4, 2015 and January 3, 2015

(Dollars in thousands, except share data)

July 4,

January 3,

2015

2015

(unaudited)

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$    126,020

$    108,784

Restricted cash

340

343

Accounts receivable, net

368,434

409,779

Inventories

396,423

401,613

Prepaid expenses

53,218

44,629

Income taxes refundable

24,855

22,140

Other current assets

24,102

21,324

Deferred income taxes

43,114

45,001

              Total current assets

1,036,506

1,053,613

Property, plant and equipment, less accumulated depreciation, net

1,515,573

1,574,116

Intangible assets, less accumulated amortization, net

852,490

932,413

Other assets:

Goodwill

1,261,610

1,320,419

Investment in unconsolidated subsidiaries

177,036

202,712

Other assets

79,833

71,009

Deferred income taxes

15,752

16,431

              Total assets

$ 4,938,800

$ 5,170,713

Current liabilities:

Current portion of long-term debt

$   50,884

$   54,401

Accounts payable, principally trade

164,424

168,518

Income taxes payable

6,015

4,363

Accrued expenses

242,358

256,119

Deferred income taxes

1,338

642

              Total current liabilities

465,019

484,043

Long-term debt, net of current portion

1,994,417

2,098,039

Other non-current liabilities

110,918

114,700

Deferred income taxes

399,335

422,797

              Total liabilities

2,969,689

3,119,579

Commitments and contingencies

Total Darling's stockholders' equity

1,866,514

1,952,990

Noncontrolling interests

102,597

98,144

              Total stockholders' equity

$1,969,111

$2,051,134

$4,938,800

$5,170,713

 

Darling Ingredients Inc. and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Operating Results

For the Periods Ended July 4, 2015 and June 28, 2014

(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)

(unaudited)

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

$ Change

$ Change

July 4,

June 28,

Favorable

July 4,

June 28,

Favorable

2015

2014

(Unfavorable)

2015

2014

(Unfavorable)

Net sales

$859,315

$1,031,283

$    (171,968)

$1,734,009

$1,977,575

$    (243,566)

Costs and expenses:

Cost of sales and operating expenses

$668,276

$   789,505

121,229

$1,352,797

$1,564,711

211,914

Selling, general and administrative expenses

84,294

94,630

10,336

170,925

184,663

13,738

Depreciation and amortization

66,245

67,498

1,253

132,643

133,167

524

Acquisition and Integration costs

1,208

4,165

2,957

6,527

20,113

13,586

Total costs and expenses

820,023

955,798

135,775

1,662,892

1,902,654

239,762

Operating income

39,292

75,485

(36,193)

71,117

74,921

(3,804)

Other expense:

Interest expense

(34,285)

(26,571)

(7,714)

(57,394)

(85,428)

28,034

Foreign currency gain/(loss)

1,622

11

1,611

(838)

(13,803)

12,965

Other income/(expense), net

(1,199)

(887)

(312)

(1,708)

(2,025)

317

Total other expense

(33,862)

(27,447)

(6,415)

(59,940)

(101,256)

41,316

Equity in net income/(loss) of unconsolidated subsidiaries

4,172

2,040

2,132

2,364

7,117

(4,753)

Income/(loss) before income taxes

9,602

50,078

(40,476)

13,541

(19,218)

32,759

Income taxes expense/(benefit)

4,665

15,503

10,838

6,780

(2,787)

(9,567)

Net income/(loss)

$    4,937

$     34,575

$      (29,638)

$       6,761

$    (16,431)

$        23,192

Net (income)/loss attributable to noncontrolling interests

$   (1,857)

$      (1,818)

$             (39)

$      (3,572)

$      (3,615)

$               43

Net income/(loss) attributable to Darling

$    3,080

$     32,757

$      (29,677)

$       3,189

$    (20,046)

$        23,235

Basic income/(loss) per share:

$      0.02

$         0.20

$          (0.18)

$         0.02

$        (0.12)

$            0.14

Diluted income/(loss) per share:

$      0.02

$         0.20

$          (0.18)

$         0.02

$        (0.12)

$            0.14

 

 

Darling Ingredients Inc. and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows

Six Months Ended July 4, 2015 and June 28, 2014

(Dollars in thousands)

(unaudited)

Six Months Ended

July 4,

June 28,

Cash flows from operating activities:

2015

2014

Net income/(loss)

$     6,761

$         (16,431)

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

Depreciation and amortization

132,643

133,167

Loss/(gain) on disposal of property, plant, equipment and other assets

233

(839)

Gain on insurance proceeds from insurance settlements

(341)

Deferred taxes

(3,225)

(12,882)

Increase/(decrease) in long-term pension liability

350

(6,519)

Stock-based compensation expense

4,642

14,583

Write-off deferred loan costs

10,633

4,330

Deferred loan cost amortization

4,868

4,911

Equity in net (income)/loss of unconsolidated subsidiaries

(2,364)

(7,117)

Distributions of earnings from unconsolidated subsidiaries

26,155

Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effects from acquisitions:

  Accounts receivable

22,582

(36,920)

  Income taxes refundable/payable

(1,368)

(3,181)

  Inventories and prepaid expenses

(21,451)

(2,806)

  Accounts payable and accrued expenses

(1,505)

(25,218)

  Other

8,937

(4,054)

Net cash provided by operating activities

187,550

41,024

Cash flows from investing activities:

Capital expenditures

(98,722)

(103,531)

Acquisitions, net of cash acquired

(2,075,651)

Gross proceeds from disposal of property, plant and equipment and other assets

1,484

2,308

Proceeds from insurance settlement

341

Payments related to routes and other intangibles

(2,242)

(7,312)

Net cash used by investing activities

(99,139)

(2,184,186)

Cash flows from financing activities:

Proceeds from long-term debt

579,974

1,821,196

Payments on long-term debt

(583,736)

(287,066)

Borrowings from revolving credit facility

41,244

170,143

Payments on revolving credit facility

(83,506)

(257,254)

Net cash overdraft financing

(880)

9,529

Deferred loan costs

(11,629)

(44,865)

Issuance of commons stock

171

417

Minimum withholding taxes paid on stock awards

(4,775)

(5,495)

Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation

(12)

1,329

Distributions to noncontrolling interests

(1,866)

Net cash provided by financing activities

(65,015)

1,407,934

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash

(6,160)

8,156

Net increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

17,236

(727,072)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

108,784

870,857

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$ 126,020

$        143,785

Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:

Accrued capital expenditures

$        274

$           (2,300)

Cash paid during the period for:

Interest, net of capitalized interest

$   37,524

$          47,851

Income taxes, net of refunds

$    11,436

$          11,301

Non-cash financing activities

Debt issued for service contract assets

$     2,521

$                    -

 

Darling Ingredients Inc.

Adjusted (Non-GAAP) Diluted Earnings Per Share

Three Months Ended July 4, 2015 and June 28, 2014

Three Months Ended

July 4,

June 28,

2015

2014

Weighted average shares of common stock outstanding (millions)

165,298

165,097

Reported Earnings Per Share (fully diluted)

$  0.02

$   0.20

Non-cash inventory step-up associated with the VION Acquisition

-

0.02

Acquisition and integration costs

-

0.02

Amortization of intangibles

0.07

0.09

Write-off deferred loan costs euro term loan B

0.04

-

Adjusted diluted earnings per share attributable to Darling (Non-GAAP) (1)

$  0.13

$   0.33

(1)  Adjustments to diluted earnings per share of acquisition related items are net of tax. Calculations of all adjustment tax amounts were at the applicable effective tax rate for the period, except for discrete items in fiscal 2015 and fiscal 2014. The effective tax rate used for calculating Non-GAAP Adjusted EPS in the above table for the three months ended July 4, 2015 and June 28, 2014 was 45.8% and 28.7%, respectively.  

 

Darling Ingredients Inc.

Adjusted (Non-GAAP) Diluted Earnings Per Share

Six Months Ended July 4, 2015 and June 28, 2014

Six Months Ended

July 4,

June 28,

2015

2014

Weighted average shares of common stock outstanding (millions)

165,244

164,469

Reported Earnings Per Share (fully diluted)

$  0.02

$ (0.12)

Non-cash inventory step-up associated with the VION Acquisition

-

0.20

Acquisition and integration costs

0.02

0.10

Amortization of intangibles

0.13

0.17

Redemption premium on 8.5% Senior Notes and write off deferred loan costs

-

0.13

Write-off deferred loan costs euro term loan B

0.04

-

Foreign currency hedge of VION purchase price

-

0.05

Adjusted diluted earnings per share attributable to Darling (Non-GAAP) (1)

$  0.21

$   0.53

(1)  Adjustments to diluted earnings per share of acquisition related items are net of tax. Calculations of all adjustment tax amounts were at the applicable effective tax rate for the period, except for discrete items in fiscal 2015 and fiscal 2014. The effective tax rate used for calculating Non-GAAP Adjusted EPS in the above table for the six months ended July 4, 2015 and June 28, 2014 was 45.8% and 34.3%, respectively.

 

SOURCE Darling Ingredients Inc.



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