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Amira Nature Foods Ltd Announces Second Quarter Fiscal 2014 Financial Results

Conference Call

The Company will hold an investor conference call today at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time. The dial-in number for this conference call is (877) 407-3982 for North American listeners and (201) 493-6780 for international listeners. Live audio of the conference call will be simultaneously webcast in the investor relations section of the Company's website at http://www.amirafoods.com.

An audio replay will be available following the completion of the conference call by dialing (877) 870-5176 for North American listeners or (858) 384-5517 for international listeners (conference ID 13572661). The webcast of the teleconference will be archived and available on the Company’s website.

About Amira Nature Foods

Founded in 1915, Amira has evolved into a leading global provider of packaged Indian specialty rice, with sales in over 40 countries today. Amira sells Basmati rice, a premium long-grain rice grown only in certain regions of the Indian sub-continent, under their flagship Amira brand as well as under other third party brands. Amira sells its products primarily in emerging markets through a broad distribution network. Amira’s headquarters are in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and it also has offices in India, Malaysia, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Cautionary Note on Forward-Looking Statements

This release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. federal securities laws. These forward-looking statements generally can be identified by phrases such as that we or our members of management “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “foresee,” “forecast,” “estimate” or other words or phrases of similar import. Specifically, these statements include, among other things, statements that describe our expectations for the growth of our business, expansion into new geographic markets, maintaining and expanding our relationship with key retail partners, the financial impact of new sales contracts on our revenue, our plans to make significant capital expenditures, and other statements of management’s beliefs, intentions or goals. It is uncertain whether any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will transpire or occur, or if any of them do, what impact they will have on our results of operations, financial condition, or the price of our ordinary shares. These forward-looking statements involve certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in such forward-looking statements, including but not limited to our ability to penetrate and increase the acceptance of our products in new geographic markets; our ability to perform our agreements with customers and further develop our relationships with key retail partners; our ability to recognize revenue from our contracts; continued competitive pressures in the marketplace; our reliance on a few customers for a substantial part of our revenue; our ability to implement our plans, forecasts and other expectations with respect to our business and realize additional opportunities for growth; and the other risks and important factors contained and identified in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements attributable to us or to persons acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by these risk factors. Other than as required under the securities laws, we undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking or other statements herein, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

(1) Basic and diluted earnings per share is calculated by dividing our profit after tax as reduced by the amount of a non-controlling interest reflecting the remaining approximately 19.6% of Amira India that is not indirectly owned by us, by the number of our weighted average outstanding ordinary shares during the applicable period.
  Amira Nature Foods Ltd
 
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Financial Position
   

As at September 30, 2013 (Unaudited)

 

As at March 31, 2013

 
ASSETS
Non-current
Intangible assets $ 687,721 $ 607,871
Property, plant and equipment 20,176,354 23,467,379
Other long-term assets 446,815 430,739

Total non-current assets

$

21,310,890

$

24,505,989
 
Current
Inventories $ 165,721,767 $ 181,459,799
Trade receivables 69,539,435 66,792,434
Derivative financial instruments - 1,260,512
Prepayments 14,397,890 8,386,856
Other current assets 11,327,101 10,856,050
Cash and cash equivalents 46,221,446 33,270,338
Total current assets $ 307,207,639 $ 302,025,989
Total assets $ 328,518,529 $ 326,531,978
 
EQUITY AND LIABILITIES
Equity
Share capital $ 9,111 $ 9,111
Share premium 82,639,766 82,639,766
Share based compensation reserve 382,496 227,674
Reserve for available for sale financial assets (34,188) (21,561)
Currency translation reserve (19,713,227) (5,582,983)
Cash flow hedging reserve (4,442,194) 258,647
Actuarial gain reserve 26,340 26,340
Restructuring reserve 9,398,927 9,398,927
Retained earnings 55,253,069 44,348,684
Equity attributable to Shareholders of the Company $ 123,520,100 $ 131,304,605
Equity attributable to Non-Controlling Interest 10,456,384 12,328,130
Total Equity 133,976,484 143,632,735
 
Liabilities
Non-current liabilities
Employee benefit obligations $ 223,077 $ 185,437
Debt 3,318,723 4,831,416
Deferred tax liabilities 7,757,791 8,527,874
Total non-current liabilities $ 11,299,591 $ 13,544,727
 
Current liabilities
Trade payables $ 22,057,765 $ 4,516,657
Debt 145,464,894 156,785,820
Current tax liabilities (net) 3,364,637 2,658,236
Derivative financial instruments 8,382,917 -
Other current liabilities 3,972,241 5,393,803
Total current liabilities $ 183,242,454 $ 169,354,516
Total liabilities $ 194,542,045 $ 182,899,243
Total equity and liabilities $ 328,518,529 $ 326,531,978

(The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed interim consolidated financial statements)
 
 
  Amira Nature Foods Ltd
 
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income
   
Six months ended Three months ended

September 30, 2013 (Unaudited)
 

September 30, 2012 (Unaudited)

September 30, 2013 (Unaudited)
 

September 30, 2012 (Unaudited)
Revenue $ 218,296,338 $ 159,535,598 $ 108,011,250 $ 79,363,793
Other income 95,063 92,102 57,187 40,703
Cost of material (181,941,294) (128,146,010) (92,069,372) (91,367,217)
Change in inventory of finished goods 12,484,391 1,080,029 10,115,880 30,188,582
Employee expenses (4,252,315) (1,839,450) (2,107,397) (1,034,770)
Depreciation and amortization (951,200) (937,322) (462,317) (476,424)
Freight, forwarding and handling expenses (9,861,688) (5,684,149) (3,320,673) (2,959,869)
Other expenses   (6,457,078)   (5,039,588)   (3,035,481)   (2,127,274)
$ 27,412,217 $ 19,061,210 $ 17,189,077 $ 11,627,524
Finance costs (10,579,446) (10,658,978) (5,415,924) (5,320,478)
Finance income 1,563,146 179,150 778,169 69,983
Other financial items   190,828   361,953   (3,567,810)   (1,907,463)
Profit before tax $ 18,586,745 $ 8,943,335 $ 8,983,512 $ 4,469,566
Income tax expense (4,960,365) (2,366,989) (2,703,828) (1,165,074)
               
Profit after tax $ 13,626,380 $ 6,576,346 $ 6,279,684 $ 3,304,492
Profit after tax attributable to:
Shareholders of the company 10,904,385 5,287,382 5,023,637 2,656,812
Non-controlling interest 2,721,995 1,288,964 1,256,047 647,680
 
Earnings per share
Basic and diluted earnings per share (Refer Note 9) $ 0.38 $ 0.18 $ 0.18 $ 0.09

(The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed interim consolidated financial statements)
 
 
  Amira Nature Foods Ltd
 
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income
     
Six months ended Three months ended

September 30, 2013 (Unaudited)
 

September 30, 2012 (Unaudited)

September 30, 2013 (Unaudited)
 

September 30, 2012 (Unaudited)
Profit after tax $ 13,626,380 $ 6,576,346 $ 6,279,684 $ 3,304,492
Other comprehensive income
Items to be reclassified to income statement in subsequent period
Available for sale financial assets
-Current period gain/(loss) (23,793) (11,785) (52,389) 2,500
-Income tax 8,087 3,824 17,807 (811)
Cash flow hedging reserve
-Current period gain/ (loss) (11,066,017) (2,450,694) (3,082,425) 7,773,710
-Reclassification to income statement 2,208,545 1,732,009 2,722,317 1,732,009
-Income tax 3,010,655 233,177 122,401 (3,084,130)
Exchange differences on translation of foreign operations $ (17,574,930) $ (741,929) $ (6,250,496) $ 2,151,500
Other comprehensive loss for the period, net of tax $ (23,437,453) $ (1,235,398) $ (6,522,785) $ 8,574,778
Total comprehensive loss for the period $ (9,811,073) $ 5,340,948 $ (243,101) $ 11,879,270
 
Total comprehensive loss for the period attributable to:
Shareholders of the Company (7,939,327) 4,294,122 (220,682) 9,550,933
Non-controlling interest   (1,871,746)   1,046,826   (22,419)   2,328,337

(The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed interim consolidated financial statements)
 
 
  Amira Nature Foods Ltd  
 
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Changes in Equity
(Unaudited)
                                 
     

Share capital
   

Share premium
   

Share based compensation reserve
     

Reserve for available for sale financial assets
     

Currency translation Reserve
     

Cash flow hedging Reserve
   

Actuarial gain/(loss) Reserve
     

Restructuring Reserve
     

Retained Earnings
     

Equity attributable to Shareholders of the Company
   

Equity attributable to Non - controlling interest
   

Total Equity
Balance as at April 1, 2012 $ 100 $ $ $ (25,496 ) $ (1,945,447 ) $ $ 9,954 $ 9,398,927 $ 29,292,375 $ 36,730,413 $ 8,954,156 $ 45,684,569
Profit after tax 5,287,382 $ 5,287,382 1,288,964 $ 6,576,346
Other comprehensive income /(loss) for the period (6,401 ) (596,511 ) (390,348 ) $ (993,260 ) (242,138 ) $ (1,235,398 )
Total comprehensive income/(loss) for the period   $   $   $   $   (6,401 )   $   (596,511 )   $   (390,348 ) $     $     $   5,287,382   $   4,294,122   $   1,046,826   $   5,340,948  
Balance as at September 30, 2012   $ 100   $   $   $   (31,897 )   $   (2,541,958 )   $   (390,348 ) $   9,954   $   9,398,927   $   34,579,757   $   41,024,535   $   10,000,982   $   51,025,517  
                                                                                     
Balance as at April 1, 2013 $ 9,111 $ 82,639,766 $ 227,674 $ (21,561 ) $ (5,582,983 ) $ 258,647 $ 26,340 $ 9,398,927 $ 44,348,684 $ 131,304,605 $ 12,328,130 $ 143,632,735
Share based compensation 154,822 $ 154,822 $ 154,822
Transaction with owners $ $ $ 154,822 $ $ $ $ $ $ $ 154,822 $ $ 154,822
Profit after tax 10,904,385 $ 10,904,385 2,721,995 $ 13,626,380
Other comprehensive income /(loss) for the period (12,627 ) (14,130,244 ) (4,700,841 ) $ (18,843,712 ) (4,593,741 ) $ (23,437,453 )
Total comprehensive income/(loss) for the period   $   $   $   $   (12,627 )   $   (14,130,244 )   $   (4,700,841 ) $     $     $   10,904,385   $   (7,939,327 ) $   (1,871,746 ) $   (9,811,073 )
Balance as at September 30, 2013   $ 9,111   $ 82,639,766   $ 382,496   $   (34,188 )   $   (19,713,227 )   $   (4,442,194 ) $   26,340   $   9,398,927   $   55,253,069   $   123,520,100   $   10,456,384   $   133,976,484  

(The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed interim consolidated financial statements)
 
 
  Amira Nature Foods Ltd
 
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
 
Six months ended

September 30, 2013 (Unaudited)

 
 

September 30, 2012 (Unaudited)

 
(A) CASH FLOW FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES
Profit before tax $ 18,586,745 $ 8,943,335
Adjustments for non-cash items (2,295,894 ) 141,483
Adjustments for non-operating expenses 7,885,594 8,516,398
Changes in operating assets and liabilities   (5,119,573 )   (34,027,228 )
$ 19,056,872 $ (16,426,012 )
Income Taxes paid   (547,045 )   (327,489 )
Net cash generated from/(used in) operating activities $ 18,509,827   $ (16,753,501 )
 
(B) CASH FLOW FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES
Purchase of property, plant and equipment $ (781,245 ) $ (638,403 )
Purchase of intangible assets (212,448 ) (106,149 )
Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment 5,333 (350 )
Interest income   404,795     179,150  
Net cash generated from/(used in) investing activities $ (583,565 ) $ (565,752 )
 
(C) CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES
Net proceeds from short term debt $ 8,711,547 $ 23,202,954
Proceeds from long term debt 32,442 -
Repayment of long term debt (952,320 ) (963,036 )
Interest paid   (8,906,972 )   (8,695,198 )
Net cash (used in)/ generated from financing activities $ (1,115,303 ) $ 13,544,720  
 
(D) Effect of change in exchange rate on cash and cash equivalents   (3,859,851 )   (308,955 )
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents (A+B+C+D) $ 12,951,108   $ (4,083,488 )
Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the period 33,270,338 8,368,256
Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period $ 46,221,446   $ 4,284,768  
 
 

Non-IFRS Financial Measures

In evaluating our business, we consider and use the non-IFRS measures EBITDA, adjusted net working capital and net debt as supplemental measures to review and assess our operating performance. The presentation of these non-IFRS financial measures is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with IFRS. We define: (1) EBITDA as profit after tax plus finance costs (net of finance income), income tax expense and depreciation and amortization; (2) adjusted net working capital as total current assets minus: (a) cash and cash equivalents and (b) trade payables, current tax liabilities (net) and other current liabilities; and (3) net debt as total current and non-current debt minus cash and cash equivalents.

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