Omega Protein Corporation
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Omega Protein Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Financial Results

HOUSTON, March 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Omega Protein Corporation (NYSE:OME), a nutritional product company and a leading integrated provider of specialty oils and specialty protein products, today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2016.

Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Highlights

  • Revenues:  $84.6 million for the quarter and $390.8 million for the year
  • Gross profit margin:  26.8% for the quarter and 29.1% for the year
  • Net income: $4.3 million, or $6.8 million on an adjusted basis, for the quarter and $32.9 million, or $45.3 million on an adjusted basis, for the year
  • Earnings per diluted share: $0.19, or $0.30 on an adjusted basis, for the quarter and $1.46, or $2.01 on an adjusted basis, for the year
  • Adjusted EBITDA:  $16.8 million for the quarter and $95.3 million for the year

"We had a solid finish to a very good year. Our team executed on our strategic initiatives while managing the controllable aspects of our business, and we achieved a record annual gross profit in 2016," commented Bret Scholtes, Omega Protein's President and Chief Executive Officer. "We are pleased with the animal nutrition segment results, and will continue exploring ways to improve our consolidated business, including the previously announced strategic review of the human nutrition segment. We remain committed to enhancing value for shareholders by prudently investing in our business and returning cash to our shareholders through our recently announced dividend program."

Fourth Quarter 2016 Results
The Company's revenues increased 3% from $82.3 million in the same period last year to $84.6 million. This increase was due to a $2.5 million increase in human nutrition revenues, partially offset by a $0.2 million decrease in animal nutrition revenues. The increase in human nutrition revenues was primarily due to increased sales of specialty oils and protein products. The decrease in animal nutrition revenues was primarily due to decreased fish meal sales volumes of 21% and decreased fish oil sales prices of 22%, partially offset by increased fish oil sales volumes of 182% and increased fish meal sales prices of 3%.  The decrease in fish oil sales prices was primarily due to a change in the product mix of higher priced refined and lower priced crude oils.  The composition of revenues by nutritional product line for the fourth quarter of 2016 was 43% fish meal, 20% fish oil and 37% dietary supplements. 

Fourth quarter of 2016 revenues decreased 22% from $108.8 million in the third quarter of 2016 to $84.6 million. This decrease was due to a $24.6 million decrease in animal nutrition revenues, partially offset by a $0.4 million increase in human nutrition revenues. The decrease in animal nutrition revenues was due to decreased sales volumes of 36% and 25% for fish meal and fish oil, respectively, partially offset by a 5% increase in fish oil sales prices; fish meal prices were relatively flat.

The Company reported gross profit of $22.6 million, or 26.8% as a percentage of revenues, for the fourth quarter of 2016, versus $23.1 million, or 28.0% as a percentage of revenues, in the fourth quarter of 2015. The decrease in gross profit as a percentage of revenues was due to a decrease in the animal nutrition segment, partially offset by an increase in the human nutrition segment. Animal nutrition gross profit as a percentage of revenues decreased from 39.4% to 33.6%, due primarily to lower fish catch and production in 2016 compared to 2015, which led to an increase in the cost per unit of sales in the 2016 period, and a $1.4 million cost of sales adjustment related to prior period sales of 2016 production.  Human nutrition gross profit as a percentage of revenues increased from 7.2% to 15.3% primarily due to increased gross profit as a percentage of revenues for specialty oils.

Compared to the third quarter of 2016, fourth quarter of 2016 gross profit decreased from $33.0 million, or 30.4% as a percentage of revenues, to $22.6 million, or 26.8% as a percentage of revenues. The decrease in gross profit as a percentage of revenues was due primarily to a decrease in the animal nutrition segment.  Animal nutrition gross profit as a percentage of revenues decreased from 37.5% to 33.6%, due primarily to the cost of sales adjustment related to prior period sales referenced above.  Human nutrition gross profit as a percentage of revenues increased from 12.6% to 15.3% primarily as a result of increased gross profit as a percentage of revenues for specialty oils.

Selling, general and administrative expense, including research and development expense ("SG&A"), for the fourth quarter of 2016 increased to $12.3 million compared to $10.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2015 and $10.4 million in the third quarter of 2016.  The increases were due to increased expenses associated with the acquisition-related Bioriginal Food & Science earn-out and other miscellaneous expenses.

The Company recorded impairment and plant closure expenses of $0.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2016 due primarily to the impairment of human nutrition segment intangible assets, compared to $5.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2015 and $0.7 million in the third quarter of 2016.  Charges related to a U.S. Attorney investigation were $1.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2016 compared to $0.4 million in the third quarter of 2016; there were no such charges in the fourth quarter of 2015.

Loss on foreign currency related to Bioriginal Food & Science ("Bioriginal") was $0.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2016 compared to a $0.1 million gain in the fourth quarter of 2015 and a $0.2 million gain in the third quarter of 2016.

Net income for the fourth quarter of 2016 was $4.3 million ($0.19 per diluted share) compared to $2.9 million ($0.13 per diluted share) in the same period last year and $14.6 million ($0.64 per diluted share) in the third quarter of 2016. Excluding adjustments for certain items, adjusted net income for the fourth quarter of 2016 was $6.8 million ($0.30 per diluted share), compared to $6.5 million ($0.29 per diluted share) in the same period last year and $15.4 million ($0.68 per diluted share) for the third quarter of 2016. 

Adjusted EBITDA totaled $16.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2016, compared to $18.9 million for the same period last year and $29.4 million for the third quarter of 2016.

Full Year 2016 Results
Revenues in the year ended December 31, 2016 increased 9% to $390.8 million compared to $359.3 million for the year ended December 31, 2015. The increase in revenues was due to a $42.4 million increase in animal nutrition revenues partially offset by a $10.9 million decrease in human nutrition revenues. The increase in animal nutrition revenues was primarily due to increased sales volumes of 14% and 63% for fish meal and fish oil, respectively, partially offset by decreased sales prices of 2% and 12% for fish meal and fish oil, respectively. The increase in sales volumes is due to increased inventory volumes at the beginning of 2016 as compared to the beginning of 2015.  The decrease in fish oil sales prices is due primarily to decreased sales prices of unrefined crude fish oil and a change in the product mix of higher priced refined and lower priced crude oils.  The decrease in human nutrition revenues was primarily due to a decrease in sales of specialty oils and other nutraceutical ingredients, partially offset by an increase in sales of protein products.

The Company recorded gross profit of $113.9 million, or 29.1% as a percentage of revenues, for year ended December 31, 2016, versus gross profit of $98.9 million, or 27.5% as a percentage of revenues, for the prior year. The increase in gross profit as a percentage of revenues was due to an improvement in the animal nutrition segment from 36.8% to 37.3%, and an increase in the proportion of revenues attributable to the animal nutrition segment, partially offset by a reduction in human nutrition gross profit as a percentage of revenues from 12.8% to 12.5%.

Net income for the year ended December 31, 2016 was $32.9 million ($1.46 per diluted share) compared to $24.0 million ($1.07 per diluted share) for the prior year. Excluding adjustments for certain items, net income for the year ended December 31, 2016 was $45.3 million ($2.01 per diluted share) compared to $33.4 million ($1.50 per diluted share) for the year ended December 31, 2015.

Adjusted EBITDA totaled $95.3 million for year ended December 31, 2016, compared to $79.6 million for the prior year.

Balance Sheet
Cash increased $36.7 million from $0.7 million on December 31, 2015 to $37.4 million on December 31, 2016.  Total debt decreased $23.0 million from $24.1 million on December 31, 2015 to $1.1 million on December 31, 2016.  Stockholders' equity increased $41.5 million to $336.7 million as of December 31, 2016 compared to $295.2 million as of December 31, 2015.

Dividend
On January 23, 2017, Omega Protein announced the initiation of a dividend program under which it intends to pay a regular quarterly cash dividend to its shareholders. The initial quarterly cash dividend of $0.05 per share is payable on March 15, 2017 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on February 22, 2017.

Human Nutrition Strategic Alternatives Review
On February 22, 2017, Omega Protein announced it had initiated a strategic alternatives review for the Company's human nutrition business segment. This review, designed to increase shareholder value, involves a thorough evaluation of the Company's current operating plan and may result in the Company continuing to pursue internal value enhancing initiatives, a sale of the human nutrition business segment or certain of its assets or another form of strategic transaction with respect to the human nutrition business segment or certain of its assets.

Conference Call Information
Omega Protein will host a conference call on its fourth quarter and full year 2016 financial results at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, March 2, 2017.  The Company's senior management team will be available to discuss recent financial results and current business trends as well as respond to questions. 

Please dial (877) 407-3982 in North America or (201) 493-6780 internationally to join the call.  Interested parties may also listen to the webcast live over the Internet under the "Investor Relations" section at www.omegaprotein.com.  

A webcast replay of the conference call will be available beginning shortly after the conclusion of the call at www.omegaprotein.com and will be available for 30 days.  A telephonic playback will be available from 11:30 a.m. ET, March 2, 2017, through March 16, 2017. Participants can dial (844) 512-2921 in North America, and international listeners may dial (412) 317-6671. The password is 13654711.

About Omega Protein Corporation
Omega Protein Corporation (NYSE: OME) is a century old nutritional product company that develops, produces and delivers healthy products throughout the world to improve the nutritional integrity of foods, dietary supplements and animal feeds. Omega Protein's mission is to help people lead healthier lives with better nutrition through sustainably sourced ingredients such as highly-refined specialty oils, specialty protein products and nutraceuticals.

The Company operates seven manufacturing facilities located in the United States, Canada and Europe. The Company also operates more than 30 vessels to harvest menhaden, a fish abundantly found in the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico.

For More Information
Visit Omega Protein at www.omegaprotein.com, follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/omegaprotein, or find us on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/omega-protein-inc.

Forward-Looking Statements
SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS: The statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking information may be based on projections, predictions and estimates. Some statements in this press release may be forward-looking and use words like "may," "may not," "believes," "do not believe," "expects," "do not expect," "anticipates," "do not anticipate," "see," "do not see," "should," or other similar expressions. The actual results of future events described in any of these forward-looking statements could differ materially from those stated in the forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to be materially different from those forward-looking statements include, among others: (1) the Company's ability to meet its raw material requirements through its annual menhaden harvest, which is subject to fluctuations due to natural conditions over which the Company has no control, such as varying fish population, fish oil yields, adverse weather conditions, natural and other disasters and disease; (2) the impact of laws and regulations that may be enacted that may restrict the Company's operations or the sale of the Company's products or increase the cost of compliance; (3) the impact of worldwide supply and demand relationships on prices for the Company's products; (4) the Company's expectations regarding demand and pricing for its products proving to be incorrect, and the effect of forward sales of products on the Company's financial results; (5) fluctuations in the Company's quarterly operating results due to the seasonality of the Company's business, estimates of standard cost for inventory and subsequent adjustments to such costs, and the Company's deferral of inventory sales based on worldwide prices for competing products; (6) the Company's ability to realize the anticipated benefits from its acquisitions in the human nutrition business, and specifically, to integrate successfully its acquisitions in the human nutrition segment; (7) the Company's expectations regarding its human nutrition segment, its future prospects and the dietary supplement market or the human health and wellness segment generally; (8) increase in the price and shortage of key raw materials that could adversely affect the Company's human nutrition business segment; (9) the cost of compliance or potential restrictions on sales caused by laws and regulations regarding fish meal or oil importation into foreign jurisdictions; (10) the impact of any resolution of a Department of Justice False Claims Act inquiry and a Securities and Exchange Commission whistleblower inquiry on the Company's business, reputation, results of operations and financial condition; (11) the Company's expectations regarding the suspension of its previously announced stock repurchase program and the duration of that suspension, on the ability of the Company to purchase shares of its common stock under that repurchase program, if it is resumed; (12) the Company's expectations regarding the ASMFC's 2017 harvest quota decision, including timing and allocations among ASMFC member states and user groups; (13) the ability or willingness of the Company to make further dividend payments under its previously announced quarterly dividend program, and the anticipated level of those payments; and (14) the impact of the Company's previous announcement of the Company's review of strategic alternatives of its human nutrition segment, as well as any strategic transaction that may be pursued as a result of such review, including on its financial and operating results, or its employees, suppliers and customers, as well as the uncertainty associated with being able to identify, evaluate and complete any strategic alternative.  Other factors are described in further detail in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its reports on Form 10-K, Form 10-Q and Form 8-K.  Except as required by law, the Company expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to revise or update any forward-looking information whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

 

OMEGA PROTEIN CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands, except par value and share amounts)




December 31,
2016



December 31,
2015

ASSETS







 Current assets:







          Cash and cash equivalents


$

37,412


$

661

          Receivables, net



38,796



40,489

          Inventories



108,711



119,994

          Deferred tax asset, net



3,390



3,422

          Prepaid expenses and other current assets



4,707



4,496

                Total current assets



193,016



169,062

Property, plant and equipment, net



188,624



176,089

Goodwill



26,347



38,127

Other intangible assets, net



17,504



20,107

Other assets, net



5,764



3,818

                Total assets


$

431,255


$

407,203








LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY














Current liabilities:







         Current maturities of long-term debt


$

1,097


$

1,214

         Accounts payable



17,099



15,876

         Accrued liabilities



37,928



33,254

              Total current liabilities



56,124



50,344

Long-term debt, net of current maturities





22,882

Deferred tax liability, net



29,068



27,844

Pension liabilities, net



5,659



6,048

Other long-term liabilities



3,717



4,915

                Total liabilities



94,568



112,033








Commitments and contingencies














Stockholders' equity:







        Preferred stock, $0.01 par value; 10,000,000 authorized shares; none issued





        Common Stock, $0.01 par value; 80,000,000 authorized shares; 22,579,626 and 22,371,179 shares issued and 22,411,695 and 22,221,027 shares outstanding at December 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively



223



220

        Capital in excess of par value



155,761



151,250

        Retained earnings



192,150



159,243

        Treasury stock, at cost - 167,931 and 150,152 shares at December 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively



(2,894)



(2,505)

        Accumulated other comprehensive loss



(8,553)



(13,038)

                Total stockholders' equity



336,687



295,170

                    Total liabilities and stockholders' equity


$

431,255


$

407,203
















 

OMEGA PROTEIN CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(In thousands, except per share amounts)




Three Months Ended


Years Ended



December 31,


December 31,



2016


2015


2016


2015

Revenues

$

84,585

$

82,296

$

390,831

$

359,311

Cost of sales


61,950


59,212


276,932


260,408

Gross profit


22,635


23,084


113,899


98,903










Selling, general, and administrative expense


11,620


9,787


41,094


40,859

Research and development expense


644


988


2,598


3,283

Impairment of goodwill and other intangible assets


512


535


12,126


4,495

Loss related to plant closure


(22)


4,733


2,306


6,650

Charges related to U.S. Attorney investigation


1,474



1,832


Loss on disposal of assets


414


544


331


1,827

Operating income


7,993


6,497


53,612


41,789

Interest expense


(27)


(306)


(414)


(1,498)

(Loss) gain on foreign currency


(629)


53


(1,828)


(1,217)

Other expense, net


(98)


(138)


(282)


(479)

Income before income taxes


7,239


6,106


51,088


38,595

Provision for income taxes


2,928


3,178


18,181


14,620

Net income

$

4,311

$

2,928

$

32,907

$

23,975










Other comprehensive income (loss):









Foreign currency translation adjustment net of tax benefit (expense) of $373, $286, ($180) and $956, respectively


(693)


(531)


334


(1,776)

Energy swap adjustment, net of tax (expense) benefit of ($550), $207, ($1,762) and ($67), respectively


1,022


(384)


3,273


125

Pension benefits adjustment, net of tax benefit (expense) of ($115), $601, ($473) and $286, respectively


213


(1,116)


878


(531)

Comprehensive income

$

4,853

$

897

$

37,392

$

21,793










Basic earnings per share

$

0.19

$

0.13

$

1.47

$

1.10










Weighted average common shares outstanding


22,054


21,705


21,934


21,307










Diluted earnings per share

$

0.19

$

0.13

$

1.46

$

1.07










Weighted average common shares and potential common share equivalents outstanding


22,292


22,024


22,219


21,732










                                                                                         

OMEGA PROTEIN CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Dollars in thousands)







Years Ended December 31,





2016


2015



Cash flows from operating activities:







       Net income

$

32,907

$

23,975



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







        Depreciation and amortization


25,665


24,529



        Loss related to plant closures


1,621


4,533



        Loss on disposal of assets


331


1,827



        Impairment of goodwill and other intangible assets


12,126


4,495



        Provisions for losses on receivables


188


206



        Share based compensation


1,852


2,353



        Deferred income taxes


(479)


1,399



        Unrealized loss (gain) on foreign currency fluctuations, net


1,828


1,217



        Changes in assets and liabilities:







                 Receivables


797


(4,457)



                 Inventories


10,554


(22,957)



                 Prepaid expenses and other current assets


974


58



                 Other assets


(2,215)


(2,041)



                 Accounts payable


888


(6,934)



                 Accrued liabilities


6,982


10,276



                 Pension liability, net


489


142



                 Other long-term liabilities


(779)


2,007



                         Net cash provided by operating activities


93,729


40,628



Cash flows from investing activities:







        Capital expenditures


(36,424)


(34,888)



        Proceeds from disposition of assets


143


235



        Acquisition of Bioriginal Food & Science, net of cash acquired





                         Net cash used in investing activities


(36,281)


(34,653)



Cash flows from financing activities:







        Principal payments of long-term debt


(33,460)


(67,611)



        Proceeds from long-term debt


10,500


56,709



        Debt issuance costs


             ―


(980)



        Treasury stock repurchase


(389)


(1,910)



        Proceeds from stock options exercised


1,668


4,983



        Excess tax benefit of equity compensation transactions


994


2,069



                        Net cash used in financing activities


(20,687)


(6,740)



Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents


36,761


(765)



Translation effect on cash


(10)


(4)



Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year


661


1,430



Cash and cash equivalents at end of year

$

37,412

$

661










 

The tables below present information about reported segments for the three months ended December 31, 2016 and 2015 (in thousands).  All cash and cash equivalent balances have been included in the identifiable assets of the unallocated segment.

 

2016


Animal
Nutrition


Human
Nutrition


Unallocated


Total

Revenue (1)


$    53,095


$   31,490


   $         ―


$   84,585

Cost of sales


35,269


26,681



61,950

Gross profit


17,826


4,809



22,635

Selling, general and administrative expense (including research and development)


730


4,677


6,857


12,264

Impairment of goodwill and intangible assets



512



512

(Gain) loss related to plant closure



(22)



(22)

Charges related to U.S. Attorney investigation


1,474




1,474

Loss on disposal of assets


414




414

Operating income (loss)


$    15,208


$      (358)


$   (6,857)


$     7,993

Depreciation and amortization


$      5,013


$     1,247


$        256


$     6,516

Identifiable assets


$  248,690


$ 137,830


$   44,735


$ 431,255

Capital expenditures


$      9,074


$          56


$        835


$     9,965










2015


Animal
Nutrition


Human
Nutrition


Unallocated


Total

Revenue (2)


$  53,276


$  29,020


$         ―


$   82,296

Cost of sales


32,284


26,928



59,212

Gross profit


20,992


2,092



23,084

Selling, general and administrative expense (including research and development)


652


4,473


5,650


10,775

Impairment of goodwill and intangible assets



535



535

Loss related to plant closure


200


4,533



4,733

Loss on disposal of assets


540


4



544

Operating income (loss)


$    19,600


$    (7,453)


$   (5,650)


$     6,497

Depreciation and amortization


$     4,656


$     1,511


$        237


$     6,404

Identifiable assets


$ 236,936


$ 161,878


$     5,389


$ 404,203

Capital expenditures


$     4,661


$        849


$        292


$     5,802



(1)

Excludes revenue from internal customers of $0.2 million for fish oil that was transferred from the animal nutrition segment to the human nutrition segment at cost.

(2)

Excludes revenue from internal customers of $0.7 million for fish oil that was transferred from the animal nutrition segment to the human nutrition segment at cost.

 

The tables below present information about reported segments for 2016 and 2015 (in thousands).  All cash and cash equivalent balances have been included in the identifiable assets of the unallocated segment.

 

2016


Animal
Nutrition


Human
Nutrition


Unallocated


Total

Revenue (3)


$  262,550


$ 128,281


  $          ―


$ 390,831

Cost of sales


164,624


112,308



276,932

Gross profit


97,926


15,973



113,899

Selling, general and administrative expense (including research and development)


2,437


17,005


24,250


43,692

Impairment of goodwill and intangible assets



12,126



12,126

(Gain) loss related to plant closure


(313)


2,619



2,306

Charges related to U.S. Attorney investigation


1,832




1,832

Loss on disposal of assets


331


 ―



331

Operating income (loss)


$    93,639


$ (15,777)


$  (24,250)


$   53,612

Depreciation and amortization


$    19,401


$     5,437


$        827


$   25,665

Identifiable assets


$  248,690


$ 137,830


$   44,735


$ 431,255

Capital expenditures


$    31,776


$     1,731


$     2,917


$   36,424










2015


Animal
Nutrition


Human
Nutrition


Unallocated


Total

Revenue (4)


$  220,145


$  139,166


  $        ―


$ 359,311

Cost of sales


139,023


121,385



260,408

Gross profit


81,122


17,781



98,903

Selling, general and administrative expense (including research and development)


2,512


19,759


21,871


44,142

Impairment of goodwill and intangible assets



4,495



4,495

Loss related to plant closure


2,117


4,533



6,650

Loss on disposal of assets


855


972



1,827

Operating income (loss)


$   75,638


$ (11,978)


$  (21,871)


$   41,789

Depreciation and amortization


$   17,880


$     6,048


$        601


$   24,529

Identifiable assets


$ 236,936


$ 161,878


$     5,389


$ 404,203

Capital expenditures


$   27,996


$     4,400


$     2,492


$   34,888



(3)

Excludes revenue from internal customers of $0.8 million for fish oil that was transferred from the animal nutrition segment to the human nutrition segment at cost.

(4)

Excludes revenue from internal customers of $2.5 million for fish oil that was transferred from the animal nutrition segment to the human nutrition segment at cost.

 

Net Income to Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation
The following tables (in thousands) provide a reconciliation of net income, the most directly comparable financial measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP, to Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) financial measure, for the three months ended December 31, 2016, September 30, 2016, and December 31, 2015 and the years ended December 31, 2016 and 2015:

 



Three Months Ended




December 31,
2016


September 30,
2016


December 31,
2015


Net Income

$

4,311

$

14,553

$

2,928


Reconciling items:








   Interest expense


(24)


43


194


   Income tax provision


2,928


7,280


3,178


   Depreciation and amortization (1)


6,516


6,550


6,404


   Impairment of goodwill and other intangible assets (2)


512



535


   Charges related to U.S. Attorney investigation (3)


1,474


358



   (Gain) loss related to plant closures (1)


(22)


663


4,733


   Acquisition post-closing consideration (2)


739


(44)


355


   Loss (gain) on disposal of assets (1)


414


(17)


544


Adjusted EBITDA

$

16,848

$

29,386

$

18,871


 



Years Ended




December 31,
2016


December 31,
2015


Net Income

$

32,907

$

23,975


Reconciling items:






   Interest expense


180


1,225


   Income tax provision


18,181


14,620


   Depreciation and amortization (1)


25,665


24,529


   Impairment of goodwill and other intangible assets (2)


12,126


4,495


   Charges related to U.S. Attorney investigation (3)


1,832



   Loss related to plant closures (1)


2,306


6,650


   Acquisition post-closing consideration (2)


1,797


2,265


   Loss on disposal of assets (1)


331


1,827


Adjusted EBITDA

$

95,325

$

79,586




(1)

See segment disclosures for allocation among segments.

(2)

Relates to human nutrition segment.

(3)

Relates to animal nutrition segment.

 

Adjusted EBITDA represents net income before interest expense, income tax, depreciation and amortization, impairment of goodwill and other intangible assets, charges related to U.S. Attorney investigation, (gain) loss related to plant closures, acquisition post-closing consideration and loss (gain) on disposal of assets. The Company has reported Adjusted EBITDA because it believes Adjusted EBITDA is a measure commonly reported and widely used by investors as an indicator of a Company's performance of its ongoing operations. The Company believes Adjusted EBITDA assists such investors in comparing a company's performance of its ongoing operations on a consistent basis. Adjusted EBITDA is not a calculation based on GAAP and should not be considered an alternative to net income in measuring our performance or used as an exclusive measure of cash flow because it does not consider the impact of working capital changes, capital expenditures, debt principal reductions and other sources and uses of cash which are disclosed in our consolidated statements of cash flows. Investors should carefully consider the specific items included in our computation of Adjusted EBITDA. While Adjusted EBITDA has been disclosed herein to permit a more complete comparative analysis of our operating performance relative to other companies, investors should be cautioned that Adjusted EBITDA as reported by us may not be comparable in all instances to Adjusted EBITDA as reported by us or by other companies. Adjusted EBITDA amounts may not be fully available for management's discretionary use, due to certain requirements to conserve funds for capital expenditures, debt service and other commitments, and therefore management relies primarily on our GAAP results. Adjusted EBITDA is not intended to represent net income as defined by GAAP and such information should not be considered as an alternative to net income, cash flow from operations or any other measure of performance prescribed by GAAP in the United States.

Net Income to Adjusted Net Income and Diluted Earnings Per Share Reconciliation
The following tables (in thousands, except per share amounts) provide a reconciliation of net income, the most directly comparable financial measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP, to Adjusted Net Income and Diluted Earnings Per Share, non-GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) financial measures, for the three months ended December 31, 2016, September 30, 2016, and December 31, 2015 and the years ended December 31, 2016 and 2015:

 



Three Months Ended




December 31,
2016


September 30,
2016


December 31,
2015


Net Income

$

4,311

$

14,553

$

2,928


Reconciling items:








     Income tax provision prior to adjustments


2,928


7,280


3,178


     Impairment of goodwill and other intangible assets


512



535


     Charges related to U.S. Attorney investigation


1,474


358



     (Gain) loss related to plant closures


(22)


663


4,733


     Acquisition post-closing consideration


739


(44)


355


     Loss (gain) on disposal of assets


414


(17)


544


Adjusted income before income taxes


10,356


22,793


12,273


     Provision for income taxes after adjustments


3,604


7,399


5,817


Adjusted net income

$

6,752

$

15,394

$

6,456


Diluted earnings per share

$

0.19

$

0.64

$

0.13


Adjusted diluted earnings per share

$

0.30

$

0.68

$

0.29


                                                                                           




Years Ended





December 31,
2016


December 31,
2015


Net Income


$

32,907

$

23,975


Reconciling items:







     Income tax provision prior to adjustments



18,181


14,620


     Impairment of goodwill and other intangible assets



12,126


4,495


     Charges related to U.S. Attorney investigation



1,832



     Loss related to plant closures



2,306


6,650


     Acquisition post-closing consideration



1,797


2,265


     Loss on disposal of assets



331


1,827


Adjusted income before income taxes



69,480


53,832


     Provision for income taxes after adjustments



24,161


20,398


Adjusted net income


$

45,319

$

33,434


Diluted earnings per share


$

1.46

$

1.07


Adjusted diluted earnings per share


$

2.01

$

1.50


 

Adjusted net income and Adjusted diluted earnings per share represent net income and diluted earnings per share without impairment of goodwill and other intangible assets, charges related to U.S. Attorney investigation, (gain) loss related to plant closures, acquisition post-closing consideration and loss (gain) on disposal of assets.  Income tax expense associated with these items is adjusted on a year-to-date basis, as applicable. The charges related to U.S. Attorney investigation in 2016 include $1.2 million of fines and penalties that are not deductible for income taxes, which increases the effective tax rate reflected in net income. For Adjusted net income and Adjusted diluted earnings per share, the effective tax rate is therefore lower as a result of adding back the charges related to U.S. Attorney investigation. The Company has reported Adjusted net income and Adjusted diluted earnings per share because it believes these measures are widely used by investors as an indicator of a Company's performance of its ongoing operations. The Company believes Adjusted net income and Adjusted diluted earnings per share assist investors in comparing a company's performance of its ongoing operations on a consistent basis.  Adjusted net income and Adjusted diluted earnings per share are not calculations based on GAAP and should not be considered alternatives to net income or diluted earnings per share in measuring our performance. Investors should carefully consider the specific items included in our computation of Adjusted net income and Adjusted diluted earnings per share. While Adjusted net income and Adjusted diluted earnings per share have been disclosed herein to permit a more complete comparative analysis of our operating performance across time periods and relative to other companies, investors should be cautioned that these measures as reported by us may not be comparable in all instances to Adjusted net income and Adjusted diluted earnings per share as reported by us or by other companies. Adjusted net income and Adjusted diluted earnings per share are not intended to represent net income or diluted earnings per share as defined by GAAP and such information should not be considered as an alternative to net income, diluted earnings per share or any other measure of performance prescribed by GAAP in the United States.

Human Nutrition Segment Financial Information Reconciliation
The following table (in thousands) provides a breakdown of the total Human Nutrition Segment revenue, cost of sales and gross profit (loss) among concentrated menhaden oil products and tolling, dairy protein products and other products for the three months and year ended December 31, 2016.

 

Three Months Ended December 31, 2016


Total
Human
Nutrition

Segment


Concentrated
Menhaden
Oil Products
and Tolling


Segment Less
Concentrated
Menhaden
Oil Products
and Tolling


Dairy
Protein
Products


Other Products
from Human
Nutrition
Segment

Revenue


$  31,490


$     447


$   31,043


$    4,036


$   27,007

Cost of sales


26,681


410


26,271


5,747


20,524

Gross profit (loss)


$    4,809


$     37


$     4,772


$  (1,711)


$     6,483

Gross profit margin


15.3%


8.3%


15.4%


(42.4%)


24.0%












Year Ended December 31, 2016


Total
Human
Nutrition

Segment


Concentrated
Menhaden
Oil Products
and Tolling


Segment Less
Concentrated
Menhaden
Oil Products
and Tolling


Dairy
Protein
Products


Other Products
from Human
Nutrition
Segment

Revenue


$  128,281


$     2,683


$   125,598


$  16,946


$   108,652

Cost of sales


112,308


3,993


108,315


19,482


88,833

Gross profit (loss)


$  15,973


$   (1,310)


$     17,283


$  (2,536)


$    19,819

Gross profit margin


12.5%


(48.8%)


13.8%


(15.0%)


18.2%

 

The Company has provided a breakdown of total Human Nutrition Segment revenue, cost of sales and gross profit (loss) among concentrated menhaden oil products, dairy protein products and other human nutrition products because it believes such a breakdown will provide investors with additional useful detail on the performance of the Human Nutrition Segment. 

 

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