SUGAR LAND, Texas, March 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Trecora Resources (NYSE: TREC) a leading provider of high purity specialty chemicals and waxes, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2014.
"The strong operational performance in the fourth quarter demonstrates our resolve to keep our customers' needs filled. We delivered record revenue for a fourth quarter, and sold an all-time volume record for our South Hampton Resources subsidiary," said Nick Carter, CEO and President of Trecora Resources. "We continued to make infrastructure improvements, including the culmination of a three year project to expand the capabilities of our Highway 92 Sales Rack, and the D-Train expansion which we announced last fall is underway and progressing on schedule. We recently completed a test run and proved we could process an extra 1,000 barrels per day of feed as we had planned for the first phase of the project."
"We also made significant progress integrating Trecora Chemical, including initiating process improvements to ensure the quality and consistency of the finished products, and actually added new quality products during the improvement process. The expansion of the custom processing distillation and hydrogenation capability is underway with start-up expected in the first quarter of 2016. Although Al Masane Al Kobra Mining Company (AMAK) negatively impacted our results in the fourth quarter, we are pleased with the new management team's progress and direction, including achieving operational efficiencies, improving metal recoveries, and activating the new precious metal circuit. We believe that with the operational improvements that are being made, coupled with the predicted stronger metal prices in the second half of the year, the mining project can become additive to our financial results as the year progresses," added Mr. Carter
2014 Fourth Quarter Results
Trecora's fourth quarter revenues totaled $74.1 million, an increase of 11.2% from $66.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2013.
Petrochemical volume was also at record levels for the quarter at 21.6 million gallons, a 9.9% increase from 19.7 million gallon level for the fourth quarter of 2013.
Gross profit for the fourth quarter of 2014 was $12.3 million, compared with $9.8 million in the same period last year. Gross profit margin for the quarter was 16.6% compared with 14.7% for the fourth quarter 2013.
Net income for Trecora Resources in the fourth quarter 2014 was $2.2 million, or $0.09 per diluted share ($0.09 per basic share), compared with $3.2 million or $0.13 per diluted share ($0.13 per basic share) in the fourth quarter of 2013. Some one-time items, including acquisition and integrations costs associated with the purchase of Trecora Chemical, expense associated with the ineffectiveness of our interest rate swap due to the new debt from the acquisition, and an accrual for a lawsuit settlement, negatively impacted net income.
EBITDA for the fourth quarter of 2014 was $6.4 million compared with $6.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2013. Adjusted EBITDA, which removes the effects of AMAK for comparative purposes, for the fourth quarter of 2014 was $6.8 million compared with $6.5 million in 2013.
As of December 31, 2014 cash and cash equivalents were $8.5 million compared with $7.6 million at the close of 2013. In 2014, cash provided by operations was $23.2 million, cash used in investing activities was $88.9 million and cash provided by financing was $66.6 million. In 2013, cash provided by operations was $13.2 million, cash used by investing activities was $12.7 million and cash used by financing activities was $2.4 million. The significant changes in investing and financing activities were primarily due to the purchase of Trecora Chemical and the debt associated with the acquisition.
2014 Full Year Results
For the year, Trecora generated revenues of $289.6 million, an increase of 22.6% over $236.2 million in 2013. Petrochemical volume for 2014 was at 82.8 million gallons, a 23.4% increase over 67.1 million gallons in 2013.
Gross profit for the full year 2014 was $45.7 million compared with $35.2 million for the full year 2013. Gross profit margin for the year was 15.8% compared with 14.9% in 2013.
Net Income for the full year 2014 was $15.6 million or $0.63 per diluted share ($0.64 per basic share), compared with $19.5 million or $0.79 per diluted share ($0.81 per basic share), for the full year 2013. During 2014 we recorded equity in loss from AMAK of $1.1 million; whereas, during 2013 we recorded equity in earnings and gain on additional equity issued by AMAK totaling $8.7 million.
EBITDA for the full year 2014 was $29.3 million compared with $32.5 million for the full year of 2013. Adjusted EBITDA, which removes the effects of AMAK for comparative purposes, for the full year of 2014 was $30.4 million compared with $23.8 million in 2013.
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Use of Non-GAAP Measures
The Company reports its financial results in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"). This press release contains the non-GAAP measures: EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA. Our non-GAAP measures are not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for comparable GAAP measures and should be read only in conjunction with our consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP.
Statements in this press release that are not historical facts are forward looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are based upon our belief, as well as, assumptions made by and information currently available to us. Because such statements are based upon expectations as to future economic performance and are not statements of fact, actual results may differ from those projected. These risks, as well as others, are discussed in greater detail in Trecora Resources' filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Trecora Resources' Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013, and the Company's subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. All forward-looking statements included in this press release are based upon information available to the Company as of the date of this press release.
About Trecora Resources (TREC)
TREC owns and operates a facility located in southeast Texas, just north of Beaumont, which specializes in high purity hydrocarbons and other petrochemical manufacturing. TREC also owns and operates a leading manufacturer of specialty synthetic waxes and provider of custom processing services located in the heart of the Petrochemical complex in Pasadena, Texas. In addition, the Company is the original developer and a 35% owner of Al Masane Al Kobra Mining Co., a Saudi Arabian joint stock company.
Company Contact: Nick Carter, President and Chief Executive Officer (409) 385-8300 [email protected]
Investor Relations Contact: Glenn Garmont or Don Markley The Piacente Group 212-481-2050 [email protected]
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(1)This press release includes non-GAAP measures. Our non-GAAP measures are not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for comparable GAAP measures and should be read only in conjunction with our consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP.