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August 01, 2019

B&G Foods Reports Financial Results for Second Quarter 2019

— Updates Full Year 2019 Guidance —

PARSIPPANY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 1, 2019-- B&G Foods, Inc. (NYSE: BGS) today announced financial results for the second quarter and first two quarters of 2019. Financial results for the second quarter and first two quarters of 2019 reflect the impact of the divestiture of Pirate Brands during the fourth quarter of 2018 and the acquisitions of McCann’s during the third quarter of 2018 and Clabber Girl during the second quarter of 2019.

Second Quarter 2019 Financial Summary:

  • Net sales of $371.2 million
  • Diluted earnings per share of $0.28
  • Adjusted diluted earnings per share1 of $0.38
  • Net income of $18.3 million
  • Adjusted net income1 of $24.5 million
  • Adjusted EBITDA1 of $71.0 million
  • Completed the acquisition of Clabber Girl Corporation, a leader in baking products, including baking powder, baking soda and corn starch

Guidance Updated for Full Year Fiscal 2019

  • Net sales revised upward to a range of $1.665 billion to $1.700 billion
  • Adjusted EBITDA reaffirmed at a range of $305.0 million to $320.0 million
  • Adjusted diluted earnings per share reaffirmed at a range of $1.85 to $2.00

“I am pleased to report that we had a solid second quarter with results ahead of our internal operating plan, putting us on track through the first six months of the year and in line with our full year plan to achieve our 2019 financial targets. Importantly, these results are more reflective of the performance that I expect from B&G Foods,” stated Kenneth G. Romanzi, President and Chief Executive Officer of B&G Foods.

Mr. Romanzi continued, “Our 2019 plan and our longer term strategic plan are based on a stable base business complemented by new product innovation and accretive acquisitions with pricing and cost of goods savings initiatives to offset inflation. All of these initiatives gained traction throughout the second quarter and we expect to continue to gain momentum throughout the remainder of the year.”

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Please see “About Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Items Affecting Comparability” below for the definition of the non-GAAP financial measures “base business net sales,” “adjusted net income,” “adjusted diluted earnings per share,” “EBITDA” and “adjusted EBITDA,” as well as information concerning certain items affecting comparability and reconciliations of the non-GAAP terms to the most comparable GAAP financial measures.

Financial Results for the Second Quarter of 2019

B&G Foods generated net sales of $371.2 million for the second quarter of 2019, compared to $388.4 million for the second quarter of 2018. The decrease was primarily attributable to the Pirate Brands divestiture, offset in part by the McCann’s and Clabber Girl acquisitions. Net sales of Pirate Brands, which was sold on October 17, 2018 and therefore not part of the Company’s second quarter of 2019 results, were $25.2 million during the second quarter of 2018. Net sales of McCann’s, which was acquired on July 16, 2018 and therefore not part of the Company’s second quarter of 2018 results, contributed $2.2 million to the Company’s net sales for the second quarter of 2019. Net sales of Clabber Girl, which was acquired on May 15, 2019 and therefore not part of the Company’s second quarter of 2018 results, contributed $8.4 million to the Company’s net sales for the second quarter of 2019.

Base business net sales1 for the second quarter of 2019 decreased $1.7 million, or 0.5%, to $360.6 million from $362.3 million for the second quarter of 2018. Base business net sales benefited from an increase in net pricing of $4.0 million, or 1.1% of base business net sales, offset by a decrease in unit volume for the base business of $5.5 million and the negative impact of foreign currency of $0.2 million.

Net sales of all Green Giant products in the aggregate (including Le Sueur) increased $8.3 million, or 7.9%, in the second quarter of 2019, as compared to the second quarter of 2018, as net sales in both frozen and shelf stable products increased. Net sales of Green Giant frozen increased $3.5 million, or 4.1%, for the quarter. Net sales of Green Giant shelf stable (including Le Sueur) increased $4.8 million, or 23.5%, for the second quarter of 2019.

Net sales of Maple Grove Farms increased $0.7 million, or 4.1%, net sales of New York Style increased $0.4 million, or 3.8%, and net sales of Victoria increased $0.1 million, or 1.4%, for the second quarter of 2019 as compared to the second quarter of 2018. Net sales of the Company’s spices & seasonings2 decreased $3.6 million, or 4.2%, for the quarter. Net sales of all other brands in the aggregate decreased $7.6 million, or 5.6%, for the second quarter of 2019.

Gross profit was $91.9 million for the second quarter of 2019, or 24.7% of net sales. Excluding the negative impact of $4.9 million of acquisition/divestiture-related and non-recurring expenses during the second quarter of 2019, which includes expenses related to the Company’s inventory reduction plan, the Company’s gross profit would have been $96.8 million, or 26.0% of net sales. Gross profit was $81.2 million for the second quarter of 2018, or 20.9% of net sales. Excluding the negative impact of $20.1 million of acquisition-related and non-recurring charges during the second quarter of 2018, which includes expenses relating to the Company’s inventory reduction plan, the Company’s gross profit would have been $101.3 million, or 26.1% of net sales.

Selling, general and administrative expenses increased $2.6 million, or 6.9%, to $39.9 million for the second quarter of 2019 from $37.3 million for the second quarter of 2018. The increase was composed of increases in general and administrative expenses of $1.9 million and acquisition/divestiture-related and non-recurring expenses of $1.5 million, partially offset by decreases in warehousing expenses of $0.4 million, consumer marketing expenses of $0.3 million and selling expenses of $0.1 million. Expressed as a percentage of net sales, selling, general and administrative expenses increased by 1.1 percentage points to 10.7% for the second quarter of 2019, compared to 9.6% for the second quarter of 2018.

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2

Includes the spices & seasoning brands acquired in the fourth quarter of 2016, as well as the Company’s legacy spices & seasonings brands, such as Mrs. Dash and Ac’cent. Excludes net sales of French’s® seasoning mixes, which the Company discontinued during the third quarter of 2018.

Net interest expense decreased $4.4 million, or 16.0%, to $23.2 million for the second quarter of 2019 from $27.6 million in the second quarter of 2018. The decrease was primarily attributable to a reduction in long-term debt outstanding during the second quarter of 2019 as compared to the second quarter of 2018, primarily as a result of the use of the net proceeds from the sale of Pirate Brands to prepay long-term debt during the fourth quarter of 2018, which was partially offset by additional borrowings made in the second quarter of 2019 to fund the Clabber Girl acquisition. At the end of the second quarter of 2019, the Company had long-term debt outstanding of $1.803 billion, compared to $2.074 billion at the end of the second quarter of 2018, a decrease of $271.2 million, or 13.1%.

There was no loss on extinguishment of debt for the second quarter of 2019, compared to a loss on extinguishment of debt for the second quarter of 2018 of $0.5 million, which included the write-off of deferred debt financing costs and unamortized discount of $0.4 million and $0.1 million, respectively, relating to the repayment of $25.0 million aggregate principal amount of the Company’s then outstanding tranche B term loans.

The Company’s net income was $18.3 million, or $0.28 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2019, compared to net income of $8.0 million, or $0.12 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2018. The Company’s adjusted net income1 for the second quarter of 2019 was $24.5 million, or $0.38 per adjusted diluted share, compared to $25.1 million, or $0.38 per adjusted diluted share, for the second quarter of 2018.

For the second quarter of 2019, adjusted EBITDA was $71.0 million, a decrease of $3.4 million, or 4.7%, compared to $74.4 million for the second quarter of 2018. The decrease in adjusted EBITDA was primarily attributable to the divestiture of Pirate Brands in the fourth quarter of 2018, which was offset in part by improved operating performance, as well as the acquisitions of McCann’s in the third quarter of 2018 and Clabber Girl in the second quarter of 2019. Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of net sales was 19.1% for the second quarter of 2019, compared to 19.2% in the second quarter of 2018.

Primarily as a result of the Company’s inventory reduction plan and the divestiture of Pirate Brands, and partially offset by the acquisitions of McCann’s and Clabber Girl, the Company reduced inventory from $446.3 million at the end of the second quarter of 2018 to $404.8 million at the end of the second quarter of 2019.

Financial Results for the First Two Quarters of 2019

B&G Foods generated net sales of $783.9 million for the first two quarters of 2019, compared to $820.1 million for the first two quarters of 2018. The decrease was primarily attributable to the Pirate Brands divestiture, offset in part by the McCann’s and Clabber Girl acquisitions. Net sales of Pirate Brands, which was sold on October 17, 2018 and therefore not part of the Company’s first two quarters of 2019 results, were $46.2 million during the first two quarters of 2018. Net sales of McCann’s, which was acquired on July 16, 2018 and therefore not part of the Company’s first two quarters of 2018 results, contributed $5.5 million to the Company’s net sales for the first two quarters of 2019. Net sales of Clabber Girl, which was acquired on May 15, 2019 and therefore not part of the Company’s first two quarters of 2018 results, contributed $8.4 million to the Company’s net sales for the first two quarters of 2019.

Base business net sales for the first two quarters of 2019 decreased $1.6 million, or 0.2%, to $770.1 million from $771.7 million for the first two quarters of 2018. Base business net sales benefited from an increase in net pricing of $11.3 million, or 1.5% of base business net sales, offset by a decrease in unit volume for the base business of $12.7 million and the negative impact of foreign currency of $0.2 million.

Net sales of all Green Giant products in the aggregate (including Le Sueur) increased $15.2 million, or 6.5%, in the first two quarters of 2019, as compared to the first two quarters of 2018, as net sales in both frozen and shelf stable products increased. Net sales of Green Giant frozen increased $9.4 million, or 5.3%, for the first two quarters of 2019. Net sales of Green Giant shelf stable (including Le Sueur) increased $5.8 million, or 10.5%, for the first two quarters of 2019.

Net sales of Maple Grove Farms increased $1.7 million, or 4.8%, and net sales of New York Style increased $1.6 million, or 9.6%, for the first two quarters of 2019 as compared to the first two quarters of 2018. Net sales of the Company’s spices & seasonings2 decreased $2.8 million, or 1.7%; net sales of Victoria decreased $1.1 million, or 5.4%; net sales of Cream of Wheat decreased $1.1 million, or 3.7%; and net sales of Ortega decreased $0.6 million, or 0.9%, for the first two quarters of 2019. Net sales of all other brands in the aggregate decreased $14.5 million, or 7.4%, for the first two quarters of 2019.

Gross profit was $179.9 million for the first two quarters of 2019, or 23.0% of net sales. Excluding the negative impact of $18.0 million of acquisition/divestiture-related and non-recurring expenses during the first two quarters of 2019, which includes expenses related to the Company’s inventory reduction plan, the Company’s gross profit would have been $197.9 million, or 25.2% of net sales. Gross profit was $184.5 million for the first two quarters of 2018, or 22.5% of net sales. Excluding the negative impact of $36.2 million of acquisition-related and non-recurring charges during the first two quarters of 2018, which includes expenses relating to the Company’s inventory reduction plan, the Company’s gross profit would have been $220.7 million, or 26.9% of net sales.

Selling, general and administrative expenses decreased $1.6 million, or 2.1%, to $78.2 million for the first two quarters of 2019 from $79.8 million for the first two quarters of 2018. The decrease was composed of decreases in consumer marketing expenses of $3.6 million, selling expenses of $1.7 million and warehousing expenses of $0.6 million, partially offset by increases in acquisition/divestiture-related and non-recurring expenses of $2.9 million and general and administrative expenses of $1.4 million. Expressed as a percentage of net sales, selling, general and administrative expenses increased by 0.3 percentage points to 10.0% for the first two quarters of 2019, compared to 9.7% for the first two quarters of 2018.

Net interest expense decreased $9.6 million, or 17.3%, to $46.3 million for the first two quarters of 2019 from $55.9 million in the first two quarters of 2018. The decrease was primarily attributable to a reduction in long-term debt outstanding during the first two quarters of 2019 as compared to the first two quarters of 2018, primarily as a result of the use of the net proceeds from the sale of Pirate Brands to prepay long-term debt during the fourth quarter of 2018 and other prepayments of long-term debt made during the first and second quarters of 2018, which was partially offset by additional borrowings made in the second quarter of 2019 to fund the Clabber Girl acquisition.

There was no loss on extinguishment of debt for the first two quarters of 2019, compared to a loss on extinguishment of debt for the first two quarters of 2018 of $3.3 million, which included the write-off of deferred debt financing costs and unamortized discount of $2.8 million and $0.5 million, respectively, relating to the repayment of $150.0 million aggregate principal amount of the Company’s then outstanding tranche B term loans.

The Company’s net income was $35.0 million, or $0.53 per diluted share, for the first two quarters of 2019, compared to net income of $28.5 million, or $0.43 per diluted share, for the first two quarters of 2018. The Company’s adjusted net income for the first two quarters of 2019 was $53.5 million, or $0.82 per adjusted diluted share, compared to $61.5 million, or $0.92 per adjusted diluted share, for the first two quarters of 2018.

For the first two quarters of 2019, adjusted EBITDA was $146.8 million, a decrease of $17.1 million, or 10.4%, compared to $163.9 million for the first two quarters of 2018. The decrease in adjusted EBITDA was primarily attributable to the divestiture of Pirate Brands in the fourth quarter of 2018, which was offset in part by improved operating performance, as well as the acquisitions of McCann’s in the third quarter of 2018 and Clabber Girl in the second quarter of 2019. Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of net sales was 18.7% for the first two quarters of 2019, compared to 20.0% in the first two quarters of 2018.

Full Year Fiscal 2019 Guidance

B&G Foods updated its guidance for full year fiscal 2019. Net sales are now expected to be approximately $1.665 billion to $1.700 billion, adjusted EBITDA is expected to be approximately $305.0 million to $320.0 million and adjusted diluted earnings per share is expected to be approximately $1.85 to $2.00.

For fiscal 2019, net interest expense is expected to be approximately $87.5 million to $91.5 million (including cash interest payments which are expected to be approximately $84.0 million to $88.0 million), depreciation expense is now expected to be approximately $41.0 million, amortization expense is now expected to be approximately $18.5 million, cash taxes, excluding the tax effects resulting from the gain on sale of Pirate Brands, are expected to be approximately $5.0 million or less and capital expenditures are expected to be approximately $45.0 million to $50.0 million.

B&G Foods provides earnings guidance only on a non-GAAP basis and does not provide a reconciliation of the Company’s forward-looking adjusted EBITDA and adjusted diluted earnings per share guidance to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures because of the inherent difficulty in forecasting and quantifying certain amounts that are necessary for such reconciliations, including adjustments that could be made for deferred taxes; loss on extinguishment of debt; acquisition/divestiture-related and non-recurring expenses, gains and losses, including severance and other expenses primarily relating to a workforce reduction; the non-cash accounting impact of the Company’s inventory reduction plan; restructuring expenses; gains and losses on the sale of assets and other charges reflected in the Company’s reconciliation of historic non-GAAP financial measures, the amounts of which, based on past experience, could be material. For additional information regarding B&G Foods’ non-GAAP financial measures, see “About Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Items Affecting Comparability” below.

Conference Call

B&G Foods will hold a conference call at 4:30 p.m. ET today, August 1, 2019. The call will be webcast live and can be accessed at www.bgfoods.com/investor-relations. The call can also be accessed live over the phone by dialing (800) 239-9838 for U.S. callers or (323) 794-2551 for international callers.

A replay of the call will be available two hours after the call and can be accessed by dialing (844) 512-2921 for U.S. callers or (412) 317-6671 for international callers; the password is 9336657. The replay will be available from August 1, 2019 through August 8, 2019. Investors may also access a web-based replay of the call at www.bgfoods.com/investor-relations.

About Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Items Affecting Comparability

“Adjusted net income” (net income adjusted for certain items that affect comparability), “adjusted diluted earnings per share,” (diluted earnings per share adjusted for certain items that affect comparability), “base business net sales” (net sales without the impact of acquisitions until the acquisitions are included in both comparable periods and without the impact of discontinued or divested brands), “EBITDA” (net income before net interest expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization and loss on extinguishment of debt) and “adjusted EBITDA” (EBITDA as adjusted for cash and non-cash acquisition/divestiture-related expenses, gains and losses (which may include third party fees and expenses, integration, restructuring and consolidation expenses, amortization of acquired inventory fair value step-up and gains and losses on sale of assets), non-recurring expenses, gains and losses and the non-cash accounting impact of the Company’s inventory reduction plan) are “non-GAAP financial measures.” A non-GAAP financial measure is a numerical measure of financial performance that excludes or includes amounts so as to be different than the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP in B&G Foods’ consolidated balance sheets and related consolidated statements of operations, comprehensive income and cash flows. Non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the most directly comparable GAAP measures. The Company’s non-GAAP financial measures may be different from non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies.

The Company uses non-GAAP financial measures to adjust for certain items that affect comparability. This information is provided in order to allow investors to make meaningful comparisons of the Company’s operating performance between periods and to view the Company’s business from the same perspective as the Company’s management. Because the Company cannot predict the timing and amount of these items that affect comparability, management does not consider these items when evaluating the Company’s performance or when making decisions regarding allocation of resources.

Additional information regarding EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA, and a reconciliation of EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA to net income and to net cash provided by operating activities, is included below for the second quarter and first two quarters of 2019 and 2018, along with the components of EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA. Also included below are reconciliations of the non-GAAP terms adjusted net income, adjusted diluted earnings per share and base business net sales to the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP in the Company’s consolidated balance sheets and related consolidated statements of operations, comprehensive income, changes in stockholders’ equity and cash flows.

About B&G Foods, Inc.

Based in Parsippany, New Jersey, B&G Foods and its subsidiaries manufacture, sell and distribute high-quality, branded shelf-stable and frozen foods across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. With B&G Foods’ diverse portfolio of more than 50 brands you know and love, including Back to Nature, B&G, B&M, Cream of Wheat, Green Giant, Las Palmas, Le Sueur, Mama Mary’s, Maple Grove Farms, Mrs. Dash, New York Style, Ortega, Polaner, SnackWell’s, Spice Islands and Victoria, there’s a little something for everyone. For more information about B&G Foods and its brands, please visit www.bgfoods.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this press release that are not statements of historical or current fact constitute “forward-looking statements.” The forward-looking statements contained in this press release include, without limitation, statements related to B&G Foods’ net sales, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted diluted earnings per share, cash interest payment, cash taxes, capital expenditure, depreciation expense, amortization expense and overall expectations for fiscal 2019, including our expectations as to our ability to offset inflation through pricing and cost savings initiatives. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other unknown factors that could cause the actual results of B&G Foods to be materially different from the historical results or from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. In addition to statements that explicitly describe such risks and uncertainties, readers are urged to consider statements labeled with the terms “believes,” “belief,” “expects,” “projects,” “intends,” “anticipates,” “assumes,” “could,” “should,” “estimates,” “potential,” “seek,” “predict,” “may,” “will” or “plans” and similar references to future periods to be uncertain and forward-looking. Factors that may affect actual results include, without limitation: the Company’s substantial leverage; the effects of rising costs for the Company’s raw materials, packaging and ingredients; crude oil prices and their impact on distribution, packaging and energy costs; the Company’s ability to successfully implement sales price increases and cost saving measures to offset any cost increases; intense competition, changes in consumer preferences, demand for the Company’s products and local economic and market conditions; the Company’s continued ability to promote brand equity successfully, to anticipate and respond to new consumer trends, to develop new products and markets, to broaden brand portfolios in order to compete effectively with lower priced products and in markets that are consolidating at the retail and manufacturing levels and to improve productivity; the risks associated with the expansion of the Company’s business; the Company’s possible inability to identify new acquisitions or to integrate recent or future acquisitions or the Company’s failure to realize anticipated revenue enhancements, cost savings or other synergies; tax reform and legislation, including the effects of the U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act; the Company’s ability to access the credit markets and the Company’s borrowing costs and credit ratings, which may be influenced by credit markets generally and the credit ratings of the Company’s competitors; unanticipated expenses, including, without limitation, litigation or legal settlement expenses; the effects of currency movements of the Canadian dollar and the Mexican peso as compared to the U.S. dollar; the effects of international trade disputes, tariffs, quotas, and other import or export restrictions on the Company’s international procurement, sales and operations; future impairments of the Company’s goodwill and intangible assets; the Company’s ability to successfully implement a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system; the Company’s ability to protect information systems against, or effectively respond to, a cybersecurity incident or other disruption; the Company’s sustainability initiatives and changes to environmental laws and regulations; and other factors that affect the food industry generally. The forward-looking statements contained herein are also subject generally to other risks and uncertainties that are described from time to time in B&G Foods’ filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including under Item 1A, “Risk Factors” in the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and in its subsequent reports on Forms 10-Q and 8‑K. Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. B&G Foods undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

 

B&G Foods, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands, except share and per share data)
(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 29,

 

December 29,

 

2019

 

2018

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

19,911

 

$

11,648

Trade accounts receivable, net

 

136,493

 

 

151,707

Inventories

 

404,754

 

 

401,355

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

26,223

 

 

19,988

Income tax receivable

 

10,056

 

 

1,398

Total current assets

 

597,437

 

 

586,096

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment, net

 

305,322

 

 

282,553

Operating lease right-of-use assets

 

42,059

 

 

Goodwill

 

597,827

 

 

584,435

Other intangibles, net

 

1,622,477

 

 

1,595,569

Other assets

 

1,083

 

 

1,206

Deferred income taxes

 

5,562

 

 

4,940

Total assets

$

3,171,767

 

$

3,054,799

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

Trade accounts payable

$

113,536

 

$

140,000

Accrued expenses

 

43,240

 

 

55,660

Operating lease liabilities, current portion

 

9,915

 

 

Income tax payable

 

410

 

 

31,624

Dividends payable

 

31,053

 

 

31,178

Total current liabilities

 

198,154

 

 

258,462

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long-term debt

 

1,802,626

 

 

1,635,881

Deferred income taxes

 

243,754

 

 

235,902

Long-term operating lease liabilities, net of current portion

 

35,421

 

 

Other liabilities

 

23,452

 

 

24,505

Total liabilities

 

2,303,407

 

 

2,154,750

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stockholders’ equity:

 

 

 

 

 

Preferred stock, $0.01 par value per share. Authorized 1,000,000 shares; no shares issued or outstanding

 

 

 

Common stock, $0.01 par value per share. Authorized 125,000,000 shares; 65,375,514 and 65,638,701 shares issued and outstanding as of June 29, 2019 and December 29, 2018, respectively

 

654

 

 

656

Additional paid-in capital

 

46,284

 

 

116,339

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

(20,176)

 

 

(23,502)

Retained earnings

 

841,598

 

 

806,556

Total stockholders’ equity

 

868,360

 

 

900,049

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

$

3,171,767

 

$

3,054,799

 

B&G Foods, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(In thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Quarter Ended

 

First Two Quarters Ended

 

June 29,

 

June 30,

 

June 29,

 

June 30,

 

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

Net sales

$

371,197

 

$

388,378

 

$

783,931

 

$

820,107

Cost of goods sold

 

279,330

 

 

307,205

 

 

603,985

 

 

635,578

Gross profit

 

91,867

 

 

81,173

 

 

179,946

 

 

184,529

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

39,856

 

 

37,272

 

 

78,153

 

 

79,840

Amortization expense

 

4,601

 

 

4,609

 

 

9,092

 

 

9,218

Operating income

 

47,410

 

 

39,292

 

 

92,701

 

 

95,471

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other income and expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest expense, net

 

23,179

 

 

27,607

 

 

46,253

 

 

55,913

Loss on extinguishment of debt

 

 

 

546

 

 

 

 

3,324

Other (income) expense

 

(525)

 

 

388

 

 

(783)

 

 

(1,666)

Income before income tax expense

 

24,756

 

 

10,751

 

 

47,231

 

 

37,900

Income tax expense

 

6,505

 

 

2,775

 

 

12,189

 

 

9,377

Net income

$

18,251

 

$

7,976

 

$

35,042

 

$

28,523

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average shares outstanding:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

65,341

 

 

66,307

 

 

65,464

 

 

66,412

Diluted

 

65,391

 

 

66,354

 

 

65,504

 

 

66,535

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

$

0.28

 

$

0.12

 

$

0.54

 

$

0.43

Diluted

$

0.28

 

$

0.12

 

$

0.53

 

$

0.43

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash dividends declared per share

$

0.475

 

$

0.475

 

$

0.950

 

$

0.940

 

B&G Foods, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Items Affecting Comparability
Reconciliation of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA to Net Income and to Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Quarter Ended

 

First Two Quarters Ended

 

 

June 29,

 

June 30,

 

June 29,

 

June 30,

 

 

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

Net income

 

$

18,251

 

$

7,976

 

$

35,042

 

$

28,523

Income tax expense

 

 

6,505

 

 

2,775

 

 

12,189

 

 

9,377

Interest expense, net

 

 

23,179

 

 

27,607

 

 

46,253

 

 

55,913

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

14,557

 

 

13,343

 

 

28,420

 

 

26,407

Loss on extinguishment of debt(1)

 

 

 

 

546

 

 

 

 

3,324

EBITDA(2)

 

 

62,492

 

 

52,247

 

 

121,904

 

 

123,544

Acquisition/divestiture-related and non-recurring expenses(3)

 

 

4,823

 

 

1,623

 

 

8,519

 

 

4,892

Inventory reduction plan impact(4)

 

 

3,660

 

 

20,576

 

 

16,382

 

 

35,426

Adjusted EBITDA(2)

 

 

70,975

 

 

74,446

 

 

146,805

 

 

163,862

Income tax expense

 

 

(6,505)

 

 

(2,775)

 

 

(12,189)

 

 

(9,377)

Interest expense, net

 

 

(23,179)

 

 

(27,607)

 

 

(46,253)

 

 

(55,913)

Acquisition/divestiture-related and non-recurring expenses(3)

 

 

(4,823)

 

 

(1,623)

 

 

(8,519)

 

 

(4,892)

Inventory reduction plan impact(4)

 

 

(3,660)

 

 

(20,576)

 

 

(16,382)

 

 

(35,426)

Write-off of property, plant and equipment

 

 

12

 

 

8

 

 

13

 

 

29

Deferred income taxes

 

 

3,665

 

 

2,690

 

 

7,240

 

 

7,511

Amortization of deferred financing costs and bond discount

 

 

872

 

 

1,431

 

 

1,745

 

 

2,976

Share-based compensation expense

 

 

1,384

 

 

1,759

 

 

1,964

 

 

2,597

Changes in assets and liabilities, net of effects of business combinations

 

 

(72,239)

 

 

3,307

 

 

(57,578)

 

 

33,437

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities(5)

 

$

(33,498)

 

$

31,060

 

$

16,846

 

$

104,804

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(1)

Loss on extinguishment of debt for the second quarter of 2018 included the write-off of deferred debt financing costs and unamortized discount of $0.4 million and $0.1 million, respectively, relating to the prepayment of outstanding borrowings under the Company’s then outstanding tranche B term loans. Loss on extinguishment of debt for the first two quarters of 2018 included the write-off of deferred debt financing costs and unamortized discount of $2.8 million and $0.5 million, respectively, relating to the prepayment of borrowings under the tranche B term loans.

 

 

(2)

EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA are non-GAAP financial measures used by management to measure operating performance. A non-GAAP financial measure is defined as a numerical measure of the Company’s financial performance that excludes or includes amounts so as to be different from the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP in the United States in the Company’s consolidated balance sheets and related consolidated statements of operations, comprehensive income, changes in stockholders’ equity and cash flows. The Company defines EBITDA as net income before net interest expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization and loss on extinguishment of debt (see (1) above). The Company defines adjusted EBITDA as EBITDA adjusted for cash and non-cash acquisition/divestiture-related expenses, gains and losses (which may include third party fees and expenses, integration, restructuring and consolidation expenses, amortization of acquired inventory fair value step-up, and gains and losses on the sale of assets); non-recurring expenses, gains and losses, including severance and other expenses relating to a workforce reduction; and the non-cash accounting impact of the Company’s inventory reduction plan. Management believes that it is useful to eliminate these items because it allows management to focus on what it deems to be a more reliable indicator of ongoing operating performance and the Company’s ability to generate cash flow from operations. The Company uses EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA in the Company’s business operations to, among other things, evaluate the Company’s operating performance, develop budgets and measure the Company’s performance against those budgets, determine employee bonuses and evaluate the Company’s cash flows in terms of cash needs. The Company also presents EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA because the Company believes they are useful indicators of the Company’s historical debt capacity and ability to service debt and because covenants in the Company’s credit agreement and the Company’s senior notes indentures contain ratios based on these measures. As a result, reports used by internal management during monthly operating reviews feature the EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA metrics. However, management uses these metrics in conjunction with traditional GAAP operating performance and liquidity measures as part of its overall assessment of company performance and liquidity, and therefore does not place undue reliance on these measures as its only measures of operating performance and liquidity.

 

EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA are not recognized terms under GAAP and do not purport to be alternatives to operating income, net income or any other GAAP measure as an indicator of operating performance. EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA are not complete net cash flow measures because EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA are measures of liquidity that do not include reductions for cash payments for an entity’s obligation to service its debt, fund its working capital, capital expenditures and acquisitions and pay its income taxes and dividends. Rather, EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA are two potential indicators of an entity’s ability to fund these cash requirements. EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA are not complete measures of an entity’s profitability because they do not include certain costs and expenses and gains and losses described above. Because not all companies use identical calculations, this presentation of EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies. However, EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA can still be useful in evaluating the Company’s performance against the Company’s peer companies because management believes these measures provide users with valuable insight into key components of GAAP amounts.

 

 

(3)

Acquisition/divestiture-related and non-recurring expenses for the second quarter and first two quarters of 2019 of $4.8 million and $8.5 million, respectively, primarily include acquisition expenses for the Clabber Girl acquisition, divestiture expenses for the Pirate Brands sale and severance and other expenses primarily relating to a workforce reduction. Acquisition/divestiture-related and non-recurring expenses for the second quarter and first two quarters of 2018 of $1.6 million and $4.9 million, respectively, primarily included acquisition and integration expenses for the Green Giant, spices & seasonings, Victoria and Back to Nature acquisitions.

 

 

(4)

For the second quarter and first two quarters of 2019, inventory reduction plan impact of $3.7 million and $16.4 million, respectively, includes the underutilization of the Company’s manufacturing facilities as the Company reduced inventory during the implementation of an inventory reduction plan. For the second quarter and first two quarters of 2018, the inventory reduction plan impact of $20.6 million and $35.4 million, respectively, included fixed manufacturing, warehouse and other corporate overhead costs associated with inventory purchased and converted into finished goods in fiscal 2017 and sold in the second quarter and first two quarters of 2018 as part of the Company’s inventory reduction plan.

 

 

(5)

The Company’s divestiture of Pirate Brands during the fourth quarter of 2018 resulted in a gain on sale during 2018 of approximately $176.4 million. The gain on sale negatively impacted the Company’s income taxes for 2019 by approximately $71.8 million, which includes a cash tax payment the Company made during the second quarter of 2019 of $43.2 million and a cash tax benefit the Company otherwise would have expected to receive of approximately $28.6 million. Excluding the negative tax impact of the gain on sale, the Company’s net cash provided by operating activities for the second quarter and first two quarters of 2019 would have been approximately $38.3 million and $88.6 million, respectively.

 

B&G Foods, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Items Affecting Comparability
Reconciliation of Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Diluted Earnings per Share to Net Income
(In thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Quarter Ended

 

First Two Quarters Ended

 

 

June 29,

 

June 30,

 

June 29,

 

June 30,

 

 

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

Net income

 

$

18,251

 

$

7,976

 

$

35,042

 

$

28,523

Loss on extinguishment of debt, net of tax(1)

 

 

 

 

412

 

 

 

 

2,514

Acquisition/divestiture-related and non-recurring expenses, net of tax(2)

 

 

3,578

 

 

1,223

 

 

6,320

 

 

3,697

Inventory reduction plan impact, net of tax(3)

 

 

2,715

 

 

15,508

 

 

12,154

 

 

26,746

Adjusted net income

 

$

24,544

 

$

25,119

 

$

53,516

 

$

61,480

Adjusted diluted earnings per share

 

$

0.38

 

$

0.38

 

$

0.82

 

$

0.92

_______________

(1)

Loss on extinguishment of debt for the second quarter of 2018 included the write-off of deferred debt financing costs and unamortized discount of $0.3 million, net of tax, and $0.1 million, net of tax, respectively, relating to the prepayment of borrowings under the Company’s then outstanding tranche B term loans. Loss on extinguishment of debt for the first two quarters of 2018 included the write-off of deferred debt financing costs and unamortized discount of $2.1 million, net of tax, and $0.4 million, net of tax, respectively, relating to the prepayment of borrowings under the tranche B term loans.

 

 

(2)

Acquisition/divestiture-related and non-recurring expenses for the second quarter and first two quarters of 2019 primarily include acquisition expenses for the Clabber Girl acquisition, divestiture expenses for the Pirate Brands sale and severance and other expenses primarily relating to a workforce reduction. Acquisition/divestiture-related and non-recurring expenses for the second quarter and first two quarters of 2018 primarily included acquisition and integration expenses for the Green Giant, spices & seasonings, Victoria and Back to Nature acquisitions.

 

 

(3)

For the second quarter and first two quarters of 2019, inventory reduction plan impact of $3.7 million (or $2.7 million net of taxes) and $16.4 million (or $12.2 million net of taxes), respectively, includes the underutilization of the Company’s manufacturing facilities as the Company reduced inventory during the implementation of an inventory reduction plan. For the second quarter and first two quarters of 2018, the inventory reduction plan impact of $20.6 million (or $15.5 million net of taxes) and $35.4 million (or $26.7 million net of taxes), respectively, included fixed manufacturing, warehouse and other corporate overhead costs associated with inventory purchased and converted into finished goods in fiscal 2017 and sold in the second quarter and first two quarters of 2018 as part of the Company’s inventory reduction plan.

 

 

B&G Foods, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Items Affecting Comparability
Reconciliation of Base Business Net Sales to Net Sales
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Quarter Ended

 

First Two Quarters Ended

 

 

June 29,

 

June 30,

 

June 29,

 

June 30,

 

 

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

Net sales

 

$

371,197

 

$

388,378

 

$

783,931

 

$

820,107

Net sales from acquisitions(1)

 

 

(10,606)

 

 

 

 

(13,875)

 

 

Net sales of non-branded IQF bulk rice products(2)

 

 

 

 

(559)

 

 

 

 

(1,137)

Net sales from divested and discontinued brands(3)

 

 

 

 

(25,476)

 

 

 

 

(47,304)

Base business net sales(4)

 

$

360,591

 

$

362,343

 

$

770,056

 

$

771,666

________________

(1)

Reflects net sales for McCann’s and Clabber Girl for the second quarter and first two quarters of 2019. McCann’s was acquired on July 16, 2018 and Clabber Girl was acquired on May 15, 2019.

 

 

(2)

Reflects net sales of the Company’s non-branded individually quick frozen (IQF) bulk rice products, which is a product line the Company acquired as part of the Green Giant acquisition, and which the Company is excluding from net sales for the purposes of calculating base business net sales because the Company does not consider the non-branded IQF bulk rice products to be part of its core business or material. The Company discontinued the sale of non-branded IQF bulk rice products during the fourth quarter of 2018.

 

 

(3)

Reflects net sales of Pirate Brands and French’s® seasoning mixes. The Company completed the divestiture of Pirate Brands on October 17, 2018. The Company discontinued the sale of French’s products during the third quarter of 2018 following the expiration of a licensing agreement.

 

 

(4)

Base business net sales is a non-GAAP financial measure used by management to measure operating performance. The Company defines base business net sales as the Company’s net sales excluding (1) the net sales of acquisitions until at least one full quarter of net sales from such acquisitions are included in both comparable periods, (2) net sales of discontinued or divested brands and (3) net sales of the Company’s IQF bulk rice products, see footnote 2 above. The portion of current period net sales attributable to recent acquisitions for which there is not at least one full quarter of net sales in the comparable period of the prior year is excluded. For each acquisition, the excluded period starts at the beginning of the most recent fiscal period being compared and ends on the last day of the quarter in which the first anniversary of the date of acquisition occurs, and the period from the date of acquisition to the end of the quarter in which the acquisition occurred. For discontinued or divested brands, the entire amount of net sales is excluded from each fiscal period being compared. Management has included this financial measure because it provides useful and comparable trend information regarding the results of the Company’s business without the effect of the timing of acquisitions and the effect of discontinued or divested brands.

 

Source: B&G Foods, Inc.

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