DALLAS, Aug. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) today reported second quarter 2019 results.
- Q2 GAAP net loss per share attributable to Dean Foods was $0.70 and adjusted net loss per share was $0.36; adjusted net loss represents sequential improvement from Q1 2019
- Full year 2019 capital expenditures remain on-track in the range of $95 million to $110 million
The Company's second quarter results primarily reflect volume pressure associated with the overlap of certain customers exiting our system last year and an accelerated decline in the conventional white milk category. Dean Foods also experienced higher dairy commodity inflation, which it expects to significantly increase throughout the remainder of 2019.
The Company reported positive quarterly free cash flow in the second quarter driven by working capital management. However, given the Company's expectations for continued volume pressure and higher input costs, Dean Foods now expects to be a net user of cash for full year 2019.
Newly appointed President and Chief Executive Officer Eric Beringause stated, "Dean Foods is committed to providing consumers with wholesome, nutritious products they need to live healthy and happy lives and I am enthusiastic about joining as CEO. Since stepping into the role last week, I am taking a fresh look at the direction of the business. I am committed to thoroughly and swiftly evaluating every aspect of the Company and its operations. I look forward to working closely with our talented team as we consider new ways to drive Dean Foods forward to profitable growth."
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Jody Macedonio stated, "Second quarter adjusted results mark the steady progression in our business transformation as we move past the inflection point in the fourth quarter of 2018 and delivered sequential improvement in both the first and second quarters of this year. We are actively implementing our enterprise-wide cost productivity program to address the deleverage from the volume decline and higher dairy commodity inflation. We expect our initiatives to accelerate during the second half of this year as we continue to reset our cost base and drive supply chain productivity to be more agile and cost-efficient. As we implement these initiatives, we will continue to focus on maintaining the highest levels of quality, service and value that we deliver to our customers, which is paramount to our success."
"As previously announced, we successfully increased our borrowing base availability to $265 million under our senior secured revolving credit facility by completing post-closing appraisal work. This increases our financial flexibility and further enhances our liquidity. We are pleased with this commitment from our lenders which demonstrates their support and confidence in Dean Foods. In addition, our existing $450 million accounts receivable securitization facility provides us with another source of flexible, low-cost access to capital. Together, these facilities provide us with the resources to continue to execute our priorities as we take meaningful actions to drive our plan forward and transform our company to more effectively compete in a challenging market environment," concluded Macedonio.
Net cash used in operating activities for the six months ended June 30, 2019, totaled $29 million. Negative free cash flow used in operations was $74 million for the six months ended June 30, 2019, a $158 million decrease as compared to the prior year period driven by two quarters of operating losses and less favorable working capital changes as a result of inventory builds. Capital expenditures totaled $45 million for the six months ended June 30, 2019.
Total net debt at June 30, 2019, net of $21 million cash on hand, was approximately $968 million.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
In addition to the results prepared in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP"), we have presented certain non-GAAP financial measures, including adjusted gross profit, adjusted selling and distribution expenses, adjusted general and administrative expenses, adjusted total operating costs and expenses, adjusted operating income (loss), adjusted interest expense, adjusted net income (loss), adjusted earnings (loss) per diluted share, adjusted EBITDA, net debt and free cash flow, each as described below.
This non-GAAP financial information is provided as supplemental information for investors and is not in accordance with, or an alternative to, GAAP. Additionally, these non-GAAP measures may be different than similar measures used by other companies.
We believe that the presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures, when considered together with our GAAP financial measures and the reconciliations to the corresponding GAAP financial measures, provides investors with a more complete understanding of the factors and trends affecting our business than could be obtained absent these disclosures. Our management uses these non-GAAP financial measures when evaluating our performance, when making decisions regarding the allocation of resources, in determining incentive compensation for management, and in determining earnings estimates.
A full reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019, and 2018, is set forth in the tables herein.
Adjusted Operating Results
We have supplemented the presentation of our reported GAAP gross profit, selling and distribution expenses, general and administrative expenses, total operating costs and expenses, operating income (loss), interest expense, net income (loss) and earnings (loss) per diluted share, with non-GAAP measures that adjust the GAAP measures to exclude the impact of the following (as applicable):
- asset impairment charges;
- incremental non-cash trademark amortization triggered by the launch of a national fresh white milk brand;
- facility closing, reorganization and realignment costs;
- debt issuance costs;
- gains (losses) on the mark-to-market of our derivative contracts;
- costs associated with our enterprise-wide cost productivity plan;
- separation costs;
- litigation settlements:
- operating income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interest;
- income tax impacts of the foregoing adjustments; and
- adjustments to normalize our income tax expense at a rate of 26.5%.
We believe these non-GAAP measures provide useful information to investors by excluding expenses, gains or losses that are not indicative of the company's ongoing operating performance. In addition, we cannot predict the timing and amount of gains or losses associated with certain of these items. We believe these non-GAAP measures provide more accurate comparisons of our ongoing business operations and are better indicators of trends in our underlying business. In addition, these adjustments are consistent with how management views our business. Management uses these non-GAAP financial measures in making financial, operating and planning decisions and evaluating the Company's ongoing performance. Further, adjusted gross profit and adjusted operating income are used by management to evaluate key performance indicators of brand mix and low cost, respectively.
Adjusted EBITDA is defined as net income before interest expense, income tax expense, depreciation and amortization, as further adjusted to exclude the impact of the adjustments discussed under "Adjusted Operating Results" above (other than the adjustments for incremental trademark amortization and interest expense and the normalized income tax rate, as Adjusted EBITDA excludes the full amount of these expenses). This information is provided to assist investors in making meaningful comparisons of our operating performance between periods and to view our business from the same perspective as our management. We believe Adjusted EBITDA is a useful measure for analyzing the performance of our business and is a widely accepted indicator of our ability to incur and service indebtedness and generate free cash flow. We also believe that EBITDA measures are commonly reported and widely used by investors and other interested parties as measures of a company's operating performance and debt servicing ability because such measures assist in comparing performance on a consistent basis without regard to capital structure, depreciation or amortization (which can vary significantly) and non-operating factors (such as historical cost).
Free Cash Flow
We define Free Cash Flow as net cash provided by operating activities less cash payments for capital expenditures. We believe Free Cash Flow is a meaningful non-GAAP measure that offers supplemental information and insight regarding the liquidity of our operations and our ability to generate sufficient cash flow to, among other things, repay debt, invest in our business and repurchase shares of our common stock. A limitation of Free Cash Flow is that it does not represent the total increase or decrease in the cash balance for the period.
Quarterly Free Cash Flow
We define Quarterly Free Cash Flow as net cash provided by operating activities for the three months ending June 30, September 30, and December 31 less cash payments for capital expenditures made within the respective three-month periods. We believe Quarterly Free Cash Flow is a meaningful non-GAAP measure that offers supplemental information and insight regarding the liquidity of our operations within a quarter and our ability to generate sufficient cash flow within a particular period. A limitation of Quarterly Free Cash Flow is that it does not represent the total increase or decrease in the cash balance for the three-month period.
A webcast to discuss the Company's financial results and outlook will be held at 9:00 a.m. ET today and may be heard live by clicking the earnings button on the Company's website at http://www.deanfoods.com . A slide presentation will accompany the webcast.
About Dean Foods
Dean Foods is a leading food and beverage company and the largest processor and direct-to-store distributor of fresh fluid milk and other dairy and dairy case products in the United States. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, the Dean Foods portfolio includes DairyPure®, the country's first and largest fresh, national white milk brand, and TruMoo®, the leading national flavored milk brand, along with well-known regional dairy brands such as Alta Dena®, Berkeley Farms®, Country Fresh®, Dean's®, Friendly's®, Garelick Farms®, LAND O LAKES®* milk and cultured products, Lehigh Valley Dairy Farms®, Mayfield®, McArthur®, Meadow Gold®, Oak Farms®, PET®**, T.G. Lee®, Tuscan® and more. Dean Foods also has a joint venture with Organic Valley®, distributing fresh organic products to local retailers. In all, Dean Foods has more than 50 national, regional and local dairy brands as well as private labels. Dean Foods also makes and distributes ice cream, cultured products, juices, teas, and bottled water. Approximately 15,000 employees across the country work every day to make Dean Foods the most admired and trusted provider of wholesome, great-tasting dairy products at every occasion. For more information about Dean Foods and its brands, visit www.deanfoods.com .
*The LAND O LAKES brand is owned by Land O'Lakes, Inc. and is used by license.
**PET is a trademark of Eagle Family Foods Group LLC, under license.
Some of the statements made in this press release are "forward-looking" and are made pursuant to the safe harbor provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements relating to: (1) our financial forecast, including projected sales (including specific product lines and the Company as a whole), total volume, price realization, profit margins, net income, earnings per share and free cash flow, (2) the Company's regional and national branding and marketing initiatives, (3) the Company's innovation, research and development plans and its ability to successfully launch new products or brands, (4) commodity prices and other inputs and the Company's ability to forecast or predict commodity prices, milk production and milk exports, (5) the Company's enterprise-wide cost productivity plan and other cost-savings initiatives, including plant closures and route reductions, and its ability to achieve expected savings, (6) planned capital expenditures, (7) the status of the Company's litigation matters, (8) the Company's plans related to its capital structure, (9) the Company's dividend policy, (10) possible repurchases of shares of the Company's common stock, (11) potential acquisitions, and (12) the Company's exploration of strategic alternatives and any potential results thereof. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that may cause results to differ materially from those set forth in this press release, including the risks disclosed by the Company in its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Financial projections are based on a number of assumptions. Actual results could be materially different than projected if those assumptions are erroneous. The cost and supply of commodities and other raw materials are determined by market forces over which the Company has limited or no control. Sales, operating income, net income, debt covenant compliance, financial performance and earnings per share can vary based on a variety of economic, governmental and competitive factors, which are identified in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company's most recent Forms 10-K and 10-Q. The Company's ability to profit from its branding and marketing initiatives depends on a number of factors including consumer acceptance of its products. The declaration and payment of cash dividends under the Company's dividend policy remains at the sole discretion of the Board of Directors and will depend upon its financial results, cash requirements, future prospects, restrictions in its credit agreements and debt covenant compliance, applicable law and other factors that may be deemed relevant by the Board. All forward-looking statements in this press release speak only as of the date of this press release. There are no assurances that the Company's exploration of strategic alternatives will result in a transaction or other strategic change or outcome. The Company expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any such statements to reflect any change in its expectations with regard thereto or any changes in the events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based except as required by law.
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