KAPALUA RESORT, Hawaii, Feb. 23, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Maui Land & Pineapple Company, Inc. (NYSE:MLP) reported net income of $6.8 million, or $0.36 per share, for 2015.  This compares to net income of $17.6 million, or $0.94 per share, for 2014.  The Company reported revenues of $22.8 million and $33.3 million for 2015 and 2014, respectively.

For the fourth quarter of 2015, the Company recognized a net loss of $0.9 million or $(0.05) per share.  For the fourth quarter of 2014, the Company recognized net income of $18.8 million or $1.00 per share.  Operating revenues totaled $2.7 million and $23.0 million during the fourth quarters of 2015 and 2014, respectively.

In September 2015, the Company sold the 25-acre Kapalua Golf Academy parcel and related facilities for $12.0 million.  The sale resulted in a gain of approximately $10.2 million.

In October 2014, the Company sold an unimproved 244-acre parcel of former agricultural land located in West Maui, commonly known as Lipoa Point, to the State of Hawaii for $19.8 million. The sale resulted in a gain of approximately $19.3 million with the proceeds from the sale designated for the benefit of the Company's pension plans.

In May 2014, the Company sold a 4-acre parcel and building that serves as the maintenance facility for the Kapalua Plantation Golf Course for $2.3 million.  The sale resulted in a gain of $1.5 million.

"We are very pleased with the substantial progress the Company has made over the past several years as we continue to focus on strengthening and growing our business," stated Warren H. Haruki, Chairman and CEO.  "Our team remains committed to being good stewards of the lands we've been entrusted for the benefit of our stakeholders and future Maui generations."

Additional Information

Additional information with respect to Maui Land & Pineapple Company, Inc. and our 2015 operating results will be available on our Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and our website www.mauiland.com.

About Maui Land & Pineapple Company, Inc.

Maui Land & Pineapple Company, Inc. develops, sells, and manages residential, resort, agricultural, commercial, and industrial real estate.  The Company owns approximately 23,000 acres of land on Maui and manages agricultural, commercial and industrial properties; utilities; and a nature preserve at the Kapalua Resort.

 

MAUI LAND & PINEAPPLE COMPANY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES  
             
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS  
AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME    
             
             
  Years Ended December 31,    
    2015       2014        
  (in thousands except per    
  share amounts)    
OPERATING REVENUES            
Real estate             
Sales $   12,000     $   22,687        
Commissions     501         617        
Leasing     5,546         5,404        
Utilities     3,335         3,310        
Resort amenities and other     1,404         1,246        
Total Operating Revenues     22,786         33,264        
             
OPERATING COSTS AND EXPENSES            
Real estate            
Cost of sales     1,759         1,294        
Other      756         1,268        
Leasing     2,258         2,501        
Utilities     2,260         2,375        
Resort amenities and other     925         900        
General and administrative     2,131         1,974        
Share-based compensation     955         355        
Depreciation     2,115         2,301        
Pension and other post-retirement expenses     295         391        
Total Operating Costs and Expenses     13,454         13,359        
             
OPERATING INCOME     9,332         19,905        
Interest expense     (2,519 )       (2,270 )      
NET INCOME     6,813         17,635        
Pension, net of income taxes of $0     (3,093 )       (5,882 )      
COMPREHENSIVE INCOME $   3,720     $   11,753        
             
NET INCOME PER COMMON SHARE            
--BASIC AND DILUTED $   0.36     $   0.94        
             

Contact:Tim T. Esaki(808) 665-5480tesaki@kapalua.com