For the twelve months ended December 31, 2012, total cash operating and capital expenditures for Rentech's alternative energy segment were $42.1 million, which was below the Company’s previous guidance of approximately $45 million.Consolidated SG&A expenses were $48.2 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2012, compared to $30.8 million for the prior year. Current period SG&A expenses were comprised of $29.8 million for the alternative energy segment and $18.4 million for Rentech Nitrogen, compared to $23.1 million and $7.7 million, respectively, for the prior-year period. The majority of the increase in SG&A expenses for the alternative energy segment relates to an increase in non-cash compensation of $6.5 million as compared to the prior period. The increase in SG&A expenses for the nitrogen products manufacturing business was primarily due to business development expenses of approximately $4.5 million, including approximately $4.1 million for the Agrifos acquisition. In addition, Rentech Nitrogen was a publicly traded limited partnership for twelve full months in 2012 as compared to 52 days in 2011, which resulted in increases in non-cash unit-based compensation of approximately $2.6 million, payroll costs of approximately $1.3 million, approximately $1.0 million in professional and other fees related to being a publicly-traded partnership, and $0.7 million of fees on the unused credit facility. Current period expenses also include $0.4 million in SG&A expenses at the Pasadena Facility. The increase in SG&A expenses was partially offset by a $0.7 million reduction in audit and tax fees due to additional audit and tax work in 2011 required for the IPO and change in fiscal year.
Rentech Reports 2012 Activities And Financial Results; Provides 2013 Guidance
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