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REX American Resources Corporation (NYSE: REX) today reported financial results for its fiscal 2012 third quarter (“Q3 ‘12”) ended October 31, 2012. REX management will host a conference call and webcast today at 11:00 a.m. ET:
REX’s Q3 ‘12 results principally reflect its alternative energy segment interests in seven ethanol production facilities. The operations of One Earth Energy, LLC (“One Earth”) and NuGen Energy, LLC (“NuGen”) are consolidated (NuGen was not in the comparable year-ago period), while those of its five other plants are reported as equity in income of unconsolidated affiliates. REX’s Q3 ‘12 net sales and revenue rose 111.8% to $179.0 million, from $84.5 million in Q3 ’11, primarily reflecting the consolidation of NuGen. REX recognizes certain results from its ethanol interests on a quarterly calendar basis, and as a result, REX’s Q3 results include results from ethanol operations for the period July 1, 2012 through September 30, 2012, with the exception of NuGen, which is for the period August 1, 2012 through October 31, 2012. Reflecting the on-going industry-wide compression of ethanol margins and lower income from discontinued operations, net income attributable to REX shareholders in Q3 ‘12 was $0.4 million, or $0.05 per diluted share, compared with $6.5 million, or $0.70 per diluted share, in Q3 ‘11. Q3 ‘12 income from continuing operations net of tax attributable to REX shareholders was $0.3 million, or $0.03 per diluted share, compared with $6.0 million, or $0.65 per diluted share, in Q3 ‘11. REX recorded income from discontinued operations net of tax, including gain on disposal of discontinued operations, of $0.1 million, or $0.02 per diluted share for Q3 ’12, compared with $0.5 million, or $0.05 per diluted share in Q3 ’11. Per share results in Q3 ‘12 and Q3 ‘11 are based on 8,258,000 and 9,239,000 diluted weighted average shares outstanding, respectively. The 10.6% reduction in the shares outstanding principally reflects the Company’s ongoing open market share repurchase program partially offset by shares exercised pursuant to options.