- Consolidated net sales decreased 0.5% to $79.9 million as strong increases in net sales of premium beverage alcohol were more than offset by a sales decline in lower margin industrial alcohol.
- Consolidated gross profit increased 27.5% to $15.1 million, reflecting stronger profit performance in both the Distillery Products and Ingredient Solutions segments.
- Consolidated gross margin increased 4.1 percentage points to 18.9%.
- Other income of $3.4 million in the 2016 quarter included a previously-announced legal settlement and a gain on the sale of long-lived assets.
- Operating income increased 81.1% to $11.5 million.
- Equity in joint venture earnings decreased from $1.6 million to $0.7 million.
- Net income increased 40.8% to $9.5 million.
- Earnings per share increased 44.7% to $0.55 per share.
|Food Grade Alcohol||Net SalesQuarter Ended September 30,||Quarter vs. Quarter Net Sales Change Increase/(Decrease)|
|2016||2015||$ Change||% Change|
|Premium Beverage Alcohol||$||37,843||$||32,606||$||5,237||16.1||%|
|Food Grade Alcohol||$||56,957||$||57,039||$||(82||)||(0.1||)%|
|Net Sales Year to Date Ended September 30,||Period vs. Period Net Sales Change Increase/(Decrease)|
|2016||2015||$ Change||% Change|
|Premium Beverage Alcohol||$||109,546||$||93,861||$||15,685||16.7||%|
|Food Grade Alcohol||$||168,769||$||170,640||$||(1,871||)||(1.1||)%|
Griffin said, "Our Ingredient Solutions segment showed solid improvement. We expect pricing headwinds to continue as we work to strengthen our position against long-term macro consumer trends."OtherCorporate selling, general and administrative expenses were $7.0 million for the third quarter 2016 compared to $5.5 million in the third quarter 2015, primarily due to increases in advertising and promotion expenses, as well as increases in other professional and personnel costs. MGP reported other income for the quarter of $3.4 million, which included a previously-announced legal settlement of $2.6 million, as well as an additional gain on the sale of long-lived assets. MGP received joint venture equity method investment earnings of $0.7 million in the third quarter 2016 from its ICP joint venture, which produces high quality food grade alcohol, chemical intermediates and fuel. ICP joint venture income was $0.9 million below the prior year quarter as unfavorable ethanol market conditions persist. The corporate effective tax rate for the quarter was 19.5%, compared with 13.3% in the year ago quarter. The third quarter 2016 tax rate reflected the early adoption of an accounting standard that provided MGP with a tax benefit related to accounting for share-based compensation, and the third quarter 2015 tax rate was impacted by the release of a valuation allowance. Earnings per share grew to $0.55 for the third quarter 2016, compared with $0.38 for the third quarter 2015, primarily due to the strong operating performance and the other income items mentioned above. 2016 and Long Term GuidanceMGP is providing revised guidance for 2016. The 2016 net sales percentage growth projection has been revised downward to reflect year-to-date sales declines. The anticipated effective tax rate has improved. The three-year operating income guidance is unchanged and excludes the favorable litigation settlement and asset sale gain.
- Operating income is expected to increase by a compound annual growth rate in the ten to fifteen percent range through fiscal 2018.
- 2016 net sales are expected to decline in the low-single digits on a percentage basis.
- 2016 gross margin gains are expected to be moderate following strong 2015 improvement.
- 2016 effective tax rate is forecast to be 31%, reflecting the adoption of ASU 2016-09, and shares outstanding are expected to be approximately 16.7 million at year end.
- Due to challenging and volatile conditions in the fuel ethanol market, ICP's level of profitability is expected to be modest in 2016.
About MGP Ingredients, Inc.MGP is a leading producer and supplier of premium distilled spirits and specialty wheat proteins and starches. Distilled spirits include premium bourbon and rye whiskeys, gins and vodkas, which are carefully crafted through a combination of art and science and backed by over 150 years of experience. The company's proteins and starches are created in the same manner and provide a host of functional, nutritional and sensory benefits for a wide range of food products. MGP additionally is a top producer of high quality industrial alcohol for use in both food and non-food applications. The company is headquartered in Atchison, Kansas, where distilled alcohol products and food ingredients are produced. Premium spirits are also distilled and matured at the company facility in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. For more information, visit mgpingredients.com.Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking StatementsThis news release contains forward-looking statements as well as historical information. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included in this news release regarding the prospects of our industry and our prospects, plans, financial position, business strategy, guidance on growth in operating income, revenue, gross margin, and future effective tax rate may constitute forward-looking statements. In addition, forward-looking statements are usually identified by or are associated with such words as "intend," "plan," "believe," "estimate," "expect," "anticipate," "hopeful," "should," "may," "will," "could," "encouraged," "opportunities," "potential" and/or the negatives or variations of these terms or similar terminology. They reflect management's current beliefs and estimates of future economic circumstances, industry conditions, company performance, and company financial results and are not guarantees of future performance. All such forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated by the relevant forward-looking statement. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from our expectations include, among others: (i) disruptions in operations at our Atchison facility, Indiana facility, or at the Illinois Corn Processing, LLC ("ICP") facility, (ii) the availability and cost of grain, flour, and barrels, and fluctuations in energy costs, (iii) the effectiveness of our corn purchasing program to mitigate our exposure to commodity price fluctuations, (iv) the effectiveness or execution of our five-year strategic plan, (v) potential adverse effects to operations and our system of internal controls related to the loss of key management personnel, (vi) the competitive environment and related market conditions, (vii) the ability to effectively pass raw material price increases on to customers, (viii) the positive or adverse impact to our earnings as a result of the ownership of our equity method investment in ICP and the volatility of its operating results, (ix) ICP's access to capital, (x) our limited influence over the ICP joint venture operating decisions, strategies, financial or other decisions (including investments, capital spending and distributions), (xi) our ability to source product from the ICP joint venture or unaffiliated third parties, (xii) our ability to maintain compliance with all applicable loan agreement covenants, (xiii) our ability to realize operating efficiencies, (xiv) actions of governments, (xv) consumer tastes and preferences, and (xvi) the volatility in our earnings resulting from the timing differences between a business interruption and a potential insurance recovery. For further information on these and other risks and uncertainties that may affect our business, including risks specific to our Distillery Products and Ingredient Solutions segments, see Item 1A. Risk Factors of our Annual Report on Form 10-K/A for the year ended December 31, 2015. MGP INGREDIENTS, INC. OPERATING INCOME ROLLFORWARD Operating income quarter-versus-quarter
|Operating income for the quarter ended September 30, 2015||$||6,365|
|Increase in gross profit - distillery products segment||1,992||31.3||pp (a)|
|Increase in gross profit - ingredient solutions segment||1,267||19.9||pp|
|Increase in other operating income, net||3,385||53.2||pp|
|Increase in SG&A expenses||(1,484||)||(23.3||)||pp|
|Operating income for the quarter ended September 30, 2016||$||11,525||81.1||%|
|Operating income for the year to date period ended September 30, 2015||$||22,776|
|Increase in gross profit - distillery products segment||5,373||23.6||pp (a)|
|Decrease in gross profit - ingredient solutions segment||(453||)||(2.0||)||pp|
|Increase in other operating income, net||3,385||14.9||pp|
|Decrease in SG&A expenses||296||1.3||pp|
|Operating income for the year to date period ended September 30, 2016||$||31,377||37.8||%|
MGP INGREDIENTS, INC. EARNINGS PER SHARE ROLLFORWARDChange in basic and diluted earnings per share quarter-versus-quarter
|Basic and Diluted EPS||Change|
|Basic and diluted earnings per share for the quarter ended September 30, 2015||$||0.38|
|Change in operations (a)||0.07||18.4||pp (b)|
|Change in other operating income, net (a)||0.12||31.6||pp|
|Change in equity method investments (a)||(0.03||)||(7.9||)||pp|
|Change in interest expense, net (a)||(0.01||)||(2.6||)||pp|
|Change in weighted average shares outstanding||0.02||5.2||pp|
|Tax: Non-recurrence of 2015 valuation allowance release||(0.11||)||(29.0||)||pp|
|Tax: Implementation of ASU 2016-09||0.09||23.7||pp|
|Tax: Change in effective tax rate (excluding tax items above)||0.02||5.3||pp|
|Basic and diluted earnings per share for the quarter ended September 30, 2016||$||0.55||44.7||%|
|Basic and Diluted EPS||Change|
|Basic and diluted earnings per share for the year to date period ended September 30, 2015||$||1.10|
|Change in operations (a)||0.19||17.3||pp (b)|
|Change in other operating income, net (a)||0.12||10.9||pp|
|Change in equity method investments (a)||(0.14||)||(12.7||)||pp|
|Change in interest expense, net (a)||(0.02||)||(1.8||)||pp|
|Change in weighted average shares outstanding||0.05||4.5||pp|
|Tax: Non-recurrence of 2015 valuation allowance release||(0.11||)||(10.0||)||pp|
|Tax: Implementation of ASU 2016-09||0.09||8.2||pp|
|Tax: Change in effective tax rate (excluding tax items above)||0.05||4.5||pp|
|Basic and diluted earnings per share for the year to date period ended September 30, 2016||$||1.33||20.9||%|
MGP INGREDIENTS, INC. CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (UNAUDITED)
|Quarter Ended||Year to Date Ended|
|September 30, 2016||September 30, 2015||September 30, 2016||September 30, 2015|
|Less: excise taxes||3,820||3,552||5,958||14,720|
|Cost of sales||64,770||68,466||189,420||203,317|
|Selling, general and administrative expenses||6,981||5,497||19,706||20,002|
|Other operating income, net||(3,385||)||—||(3,385||)||—|
|Equity method investment earnings||664||1,562||2,260||6,010|
|Interest expense, net||(341||)||(114||)||(980||)||(374||)|
|Income before income taxes||11,848||7,813||32,657||28,412|
|Income tax expense||2,316||1,042||9,758||8,700|
|Income attributable to participating securities||294||222||711||653|
|Net income attributable to common shareholders and used in EPS calculation||$||9,238||$||6,549||$||22,188||$||19,059|
|Diluted weighted average common shares||16,653,717||17,155,072||16,626,024||17,316,649|
|Basic and diluted earnings per common share||$||0.55||$||0.38||$||1.33||$||1.10|
|Dividends and dividend equivalents per common share||$||0.02||$||—||$||0.10||$||0.06|
MGP INGREDIENTS, INC. CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET (UNAUDITED)
|(Dollars in thousands)||September 30, 2016||December 31, 2015||(Dollars in thousands)||September 30, 2016||December 31, 2015|
|ASSETS||LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY|
|Current Assets:||Current Liabilities:|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||—||$||747||Current maturities of long-term debt||$||4,356||$||3,345|
|Inventory||75,611||58,701||Accounts payable to affiliate, net||2,484||2,291|
|Prepaid expenses||779||1,062||Accrued expenses||7,673||10,400|
|Refundable income taxes||549||—||Income taxes payable||592||685|
|Total Current Assets||114,113||91,180||Total Current Liabilities||32,818||37,661|
|Long-term debt, less current maturities||17,309||7,579|
|Revolving credit facility||23,801||22,536|
|Property and equipment||239,986||229,914||Deferred credit||3,178||3,402|
|Less accumulated depreciation and amortization||(152,357||)||(146,360||)||Accrued retirement, health and life insurance benefits||3,921||4,136|
|Net Property, Plant||Deferred income taxes||1,541||2,757|
|and Equipment||87,629||83,554||Other non current liabilities||(197||)||79|
|Equity method investments||17,518||18,563||Total Liabilities||82,371||78,150|
|Other assets||897||1,013||Stockholders' equity||137,786||116,160|
|TOTAL ASSETS||$||220,157||$||194,310||TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY||$||220,157||$||194,310|
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