MGP Ingredients, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results
Continued Strength in Beverage Alcohol and Lower Costs Drive Growth in Operating Income
- Net sales up vs year ago due to volume growth in beverage and industrial alcohol
- Net income of $5.1 million, or $0.28 per diluted share, compared with $0.02 a year ago
- Income from operations of $3.1 million, compared with $0.5 million in the prior year quarter
ATCHISON, Kan., Aug. 7, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MGP Ingredients, Inc. (Nasdaq:MGPI) (the "Company") today reported results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014. Net income was $5.1 million, or $0.28 per diluted share, compared to net income of $0.3 million, or $0.02 per diluted share, in the second quarter of the prior year. Second quarter net income included $2.3 million in equity earnings from the Company's joint ventures.
Net sales of $80.6 million for the second quarter increased by 1.5 percent from the year-ago quarter. Beverage alcohol sales improved significantly on higher shipments from the Indiana distillery. Increased sales of industrial alcohol were offset by lower sales of by-products. Ingredient segment sales in the second quarter declined from a year ago. The Company's gross profit during the second quarter was $8.4 million, or 10.4 percent of net sales, compared to $5.3 million, or 6.7 percent of net sales in the prior year period.
For the first six months of 2014 net sales were $159.6 million, a decrease of 3.8 percent from the prior year period. Income from operations for the year to date was $4.8 million, an increase of 166 percent from the same period a year ago. Net income of $9.9 million for the first six months includes $5.7 million in equity earnings from the Company's joint ventures, compared with a joint venture loss of $0.9 million during the same period a year ago.
Premium Spirits and Industrial Alcohol
The distillery products segment reported second quarter pre-tax operating income of $6.0 million, or 9.1 percent of distillery products net sales, compared to $3.1 million, or 4.9 percent of distillery products sales, during the same quarter a year ago. Lower corn costs were mainly responsible for the improvement in return on sales over the prior year. The average per-bushel cost of corn decreased 35.7 percent from second quarter 2013, while the per-million cubic foot cost of natural gas was essentially unchanged. Distillery products sales for the second quarter were $65.4 million, an increase of 2.3 percent compared to the prior year quarter. Higher volume in all categories was somewhat offset by lower pricing.
Distillery segment results for the first six months include pre-tax operating income of $11.4 million, or 8.8 percent of distillery products sales, compared to pre-tax operating income of $7.5 million, or 5.6 percent of distillery products sales, during the same period a year ago. The average per-bushel cost of corn decreased 37.6 percent from second quarter 2013, while the per-million cubic foot cost of natural gas increased by 9.9 percent.
The ingredients segment reported second quarter pre-tax operating income of $1.4 million, or approximately 9.5 percent of sales, compared to $0.9 million, or approximately 5.7 percent of sales, for the same quarter a year ago. Profitability in this year's second quarter was positively impacted by product mix and lower flour prices compared to a year ago. The price of flour decreased by 13.5 percent year-over-year. Total ingredient segment sales for the second quarter declined by 2.1 percent to $15.2 million from the prior year.
Ingredients segment results for the first six months include pre-tax operating income of $1.7 million, or approximately 6.0 percent of sales, compared to income of $2.7 million, or approximately 8.6 percent of sales, for the same period a year ago. The price of flour decreased by 12.2 percent from the same period a year ago.
The Company continues to show improved operating performance compared to a year ago, driven by demand for premium beverages, positive fundamentals for industrial alcohol, and lower raw material costs. The Company's focus on costs includes reduced levels of selling, general and administrative expenses, after adjusting for severance and proxy-related costs incurred in the prior year.
About MGP Ingredients
MGP is a leading independent supplier of premium spirits, offering flavor innovations and custom distillery blends to the beverage alcohol industry. The Company also produces high quality food grade industrial alcohol and formulates grain-based starches and proteins into nutritional, as well as highly functional, innovations for the branded consumer packaged goods industry. The Company is headquartered in Atchison, Kansas, where it also has facilities for the production of distilled spirits and food ingredients. Distilled spirits are additionally produced at the Company's facility in Indiana. For more information, visit mgpingredients.com.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This news release contains forward-looking statements as well as historical information. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q regarding the prospects of our industry and our prospects, plans, financial position and business strategy may constitute forward-looking statements. In addition, forward-looking statements are usually identified by or are associated with such words as "intend," "plan," "believe," "estimate," "expect," "anticipate," "hopeful," "should," "may," "will," "could," "encouraged," "opportunities," "potential" and/or the negatives of these terms or variations of them or similar terminology. They reflect management's current beliefs and estimates of future economic circumstances, industry conditions, Company performance and financial results and are not guarantees of future performance. All such forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated by the relevant forward-looking statement. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from our expectations include, among others: (i) disruptions in operations at our Atchison facility, Indiana plant, or at the Illinois Corn Processing, LLC ("ICP") facility, (ii) the availability and cost of grain and fluctuations in energy costs, (iii) the effectiveness of our corn purchasing program to mitigate our exposure to commodity price fluctuations, (iv) the competitive environment and related market conditions, (v) the ability to effectively pass raw material price increases on to customers, (vi) the volatility in operating results of the ICP joint venture, (vii) ICP's revolving credit agreement with an affiliate of SEACOR (our greater than 9 percent equity owner and the parent company of ICP Holdings who is our 70 percent joint venture partner in ICP), (viii) our limited influence over the ICP joint venture operating decisions, strategies or financial decisions (including investments, capital spending and distributions), (ix) our ability to source product from the ICP joint venture or unaffiliated third parties, (x) our ability to maintain compliance with all applicable loan agreement covenants, (xi) our ability to realize operating efficiencies, (xii) actions of governments, (xiii) and consumer tastes and preferences. For further information on these and other risks and uncertainties that may affect our business, including risks specific to our Distillery and Ingredient segments, see Item 1A. Risk Factors of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013, as updated by Item 1A. Risk Factors of the Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the periods ended March 31, 2014, and June 30, 2014.
|MGP INGREDIENTS, INC.|
|CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME|
|(unaudited)||Quarter Ended||Year to Date Ended|
|(Dollars in thousands, except per share)||June 30, 2014||June 30, 2013||June 30, 2014||June 30, 2013|
|Sales||$ 85,903||$ 83,707||$ 170,485||$ 172,425|
|Less: excise taxes||5,336||4,312||10,922||6,626|
|Cost of sales||72,169||74,114||144,364||153,289|
|Selling, general and administrative expenses||5,166||4,770||10,238||10,645|
|Other operating costs||160||—||160||58|
|Income from operations||3,072||511||4,801||1,807|
|Interest expense, net||(218)||(277)||(416)||(560)|
|Equity method investment earnings (loss)||2,331||71||5,666||(871)|
|Income from continuing operations before income taxes||5,185||305||10,051||376|
|Provision for income taxes||86||25||167||25|
|Net income from continuing operations||5,099||280||9,884||351|
|Discontinued operations, net of tax||—||—||—||1,406|
|Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax||500||(141)||325||(290)|
|Comprehensive income||$ 5,599||$ 139||$ 10,209||$ 1,467|
|Basic and diluted earnings per share|
|Net income||$ 0.28||$ 0.02||$ 0.55||$ 0.10|
|Weighted average shares outstanding – Basic||17,277,225||17,003,056||17,261,824||17,003,056|
|Weighted average shares outstanding – Diluted||17,277,225||17,003,081||17,261,824||17,003,081|
|MGP INGREDIENTS, INC.|
|CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET (UNAUDITED)|
|(Dollars in thousands)||June 30, 2014||December 31, 2013||(Dollars in thousands)||June 30, 2014||December 31, 2013|
|ASSETS||LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY|
|Current Assets:||Current Liabilities:|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$ 883||$ 2,857||Current maturities of long-term debt||$ 1,583||$ 1,557|
|Inventory||31,947||34,917||Accounts payable to affiliate, net||3,268||1,204|
|Prepaid expenses||2,097||848||Accrued expenses||7,314||8,282|
|Deferred income taxes||3,303||4,977||Total Current Liabilities||30,507||34,150|
|Refundable income taxes||176||466||Other Liabilities:|
|Total Current Assets||73,143||71,886||Long-term debt, less current maturities||2,814||3,611|
|Revolving credit facility||19,009||18,000|
|Property and equipment||196,796||194,687||Deferred credit||4,098||3,925|
|Less accumulated depreciation and amortization||(130,342)||(124,443)||Accrued retirement, health and life insurance benefits||3,720||4,423|
|Other noncurrent liabilities||684||640|
|Net Property, Plant||Deferred income taxes||3,303||4,977|
|and Equipment||66,454||70,244||Total Liabilities||64,135||69,726|
|Equity method investments||12,786||7,123||Stockholders' equity||90,639||81,603|
|Other noncurrent assets||2,391||2,076|
|TOTAL ASSETS||$ 154,774||$ 151,329||TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY||$ 154,774||$ 151,329|
|Net Investment in:||Financed By:|
|Working capital||$ 42,636||$ 37,736||Long-term debt*||$ 21,823||$ 21,611|
|Property, plant and equipment||66,454||70,244||Deferred liabilities||11,805||13,965|
|Other noncurrent assets||15,177||9,199||Stockholders' equity||90,639||81,603|
|Total||$ 124,267||$ 117,179||Total||$ 124,267||$ 117,179|
|*Excludes short-term portion. Short-term portion is included within working capital.|
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Released August 7, 2014