Pacific Ethanol, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results
Record net sales and total gallons sold
Net sales for the second quarter of 2011 grew 180% over the same period in 2010 Total gallons sold for the second quarter of 2011 increased 54% over the same period in 2010
Adjusted EBITDA for the second quarter of 2011 improved to $1.2 million from a loss of $6.7 million in the same period of 2010
SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 28, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (Nasdaq:PEIX), the leading marketer and producer of low-carbon renewable fuels in the Western United States, reported its financial results for the three- and six-month periods ended June 30, 2011.
Neil Koehler, the company's president and CEO, stated: "In the second quarter of 2011, Pacific Ethanol achieved the highest revenues and gallons sold in our company's history. We have recorded our eighth consecutive quarter of growth in gallons sold, delivering a compound annual growth rate of 70 percent. These results reflect the strength of our diversified business strategy with strong performance in our marketing business, margin improvements at the Pacific Ethanol plants, and solid recurring revenues from our asset management business. Overall ethanol market conditions continue to improve, as demonstrated by stronger producer margins in July and we are well-positioned to generate positive operating income."
Financial Results for the Three Months Ended June 30, 2011
Net sales were at an all-time high of $214.6 million for the second quarter of 2011, compared to $76.8 million for the second quarter of 2010. Total gallons sold were 100.6 million for the second quarter of 2011, an increase of 54% over the 65.4 million gallons sold in the second quarter of 2010. The increase in net sales was primarily driven by the continued strength in Kinergy's marketing business with a 49% increase in third party gallons sold and a 67% increase in average sales price per gallon. In addition, the second quarter 2011 results include the impact of the Stockton plant being in operation whereas it was idled during the second quarter of 2010.
Gross profit was $1.3 million for the second quarter of 2011, compared to a gross loss of $2.7 million in the second quarter of 2010. The increase in gross profit was attributable to an improving commodity margin environment and the contribution from the three Pacific Ethanol plants that were operational during the period. SG&A expenses, including professional fees, were $4.1 million in the second quarter of 2011, compared to $3.2 million for the second quarter of 2010 when $2.7 million of the professional fees were recorded as reorganization costs. Operating loss for the second quarter of 2011 improved to $2.8 million from $5.9 million for the same period in 2010.
During the second quarter of 2011, the company recorded a non-cash gain of $1.9 million for fair value adjustments on convertible notes and warrants, representing the company's quarterly fair value adjustments. The company anticipates that it will continue to revalue the convertible notes and warrants on a quarterly basis.
Net income available to common stockholders for the second quarter of 2011 was $435,000, compared to net income of $107.8 million for the second quarter of 2010, which included a gain from bankruptcy exit of $119.4 million. Adjusted EBITDA, which excludes the fair value adjustments and gain from bankruptcy exit, improved to $1.2 million for the second quarter of 2011 from a loss of $6.7 million in the second quarter of 2010.
Financial Results for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2011
For the six months ended June 30, 2011, net sales were $387.7 million, compared to $148.0 million in the same period in 2010. For the first six months of 2011, net income available to common stockholders was $141,000, compared to $96.1 million in the same period in 2010, which included the non-cash gain from bankruptcy exit of $119.4 million. Adjusted EBITDA for the first six months of 2011 was a positive $2.7 million, an improvement from a loss of $13.2 million for the first six months of 2010.
Management will host a conference call at 2:00 p.m. PT/5:00 p.m. ET today, Thursday, July 28, 2011. Neil Koehler, Chief Executive Officer, and Bryon McGregor, Chief Financial Officer will deliver prepared remarks and conduct a slide presentation via webcast followed by a question and answer session. To listen to the conference call, United States callers may dial (877) 847-6066 up to ten minutes prior to the scheduled call time. International callers should dial 00-1-(970) 315-0267. The access code will be 85112183#.
The webcast for the call can be accessed from Pacific Ethanol's website at www.pacificethanol.net. If you are unable to participate, the webcast will be archived for replay on Pacific Ethanol's website for one year. In addition, a telephonic replay will be available beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, July 28, 2011 through 11:59 p.m. ET on Wednesday, August 3, 2011. To access the replay, please dial (855) 859-2056. International callers should dial 00-1-(404) 537-3406. The pass code will be 85112183#.
Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to Net Income (Loss)
Management believes that certain financial measures not in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") are useful measures of operations. The company defines Adjusted EBITDA as unaudited earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, fair value adjustments and gain from bankruptcy exit. The table at the end of this release provides a reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to net income (loss) attributed to Pacific Ethanol, Inc. Management provides an Adjusted EBITDA measure so that investors will have the same financial information that management uses, which may assist investors in properly assessing the company's performance on a period-over-period basis. Adjusted EBITDA is not a measure of financial performance under GAAP, and should not be considered an alternative to net income (loss) or any other measure of performance under GAAP, or to cash flows from operating, investing or financing activities as an indicator of cash flows or as a measure of liquidity. Adjusted EBITDA has limitations as an analytical tool and you should not consider it in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of the company's results as reported under GAAP.
About Pacific Ethanol, Inc.
Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (Nasdaq:PEIX) is the leading marketer and producer of low-carbon renewable fuels in the Western United States. Pacific Ethanol also sells co-products, including wet distillers grain (WDG), a nutritional animal feed. Serving integrated oil companies and gasoline marketers who blend ethanol into gasoline, Pacific Ethanol provides transportation, storage and delivery of ethanol through third-party service providers in the Western United States, primarily in California, Nevada, Arizona, Oregon, Colorado, Idaho and Washington. Pacific Ethanol has a 20% ownership interest in New PE Holdco LLC, the owner of four ethanol production facilities. Pacific Ethanol operates and manages the four ethanol production facilities, which have a combined annual production capacity of 200 million gallons. The facilities in operation are located in Boardman, Oregon, Burley, Idaho and Stockton, California, and one idled facility is located in Madera, California. The facilities are near their respective fuel and feed customers, offering significant timing, transportation cost and logistical advantages. Pacific Ethanol's subsidiary, Kinergy Marketing LLC, markets ethanol from Pacific Ethanol's managed plants and from other third-party production facilities, and another subsidiary, Pacific Ag. Products, LLC, markets WDG. For more information please visit www.pacificethanol.net.
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Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995
With the exception of historical information, the matters discussed in this press release including, without limitation, the ability of Pacific Ethanol to continue as the leading marketer and producer of low-carbon renewable fuels in the Western United States; Pacific Ethanol's view that market conditions continue to improve; and Pacific Ethanol's view of its position to generate positive operating income are forward-looking statements and considerations that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. The actual future results of Pacific Ethanol could differ from those statements. Pacific Ethanol refers you to the "Risk Factors" section contained in its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 31, 2011 and in its most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 13, 2011.
PACIFIC ETHANOL, INC. CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (unaudited, in thousands, except per share data) Three Months Ended Six Months Ended June 30, June 30, 2011 2010 2011 2010 Net sales $214,593 $76,758 $387,741 $148,048 Cost of goods sold 213,310 79,487 383,894 153,825 Gross profit (loss) 1,283 (2,729) 3,847 (5,777) Selling, general and administrative expenses 4,059 3,177 8,247 6,333 Loss from operations (2,776) (5,906) (4,400) (12,110) Fair value adjustments on convertible debt and warrants 1,929 -- 2,855 -- Loss on extinguishments of debt -- (544) -- (2,159) Interest expense, net (3,628) (1,271) (7,266) (2,863) Other expense, net (200) (421) (543) (466) Loss before reorganization costs, gain from bankruptcy exit and income taxes (4,675) (8,142) (9,354) (17,598) Reorganization costs -- (2,714) -- (4,153) Gain from bankruptcy exit -- 119,408 -- 119,408 Provision for income taxes -- -- -- -- Net income (loss) (4,675) 108,552 (9,354) 97,657 Net loss attributed to noncontrolling interest in variable interest entity (5,425) -- (10,122) -- Net income attributed to Pacific Ethanol $750 $108,552 $768 $97,657 Preferred stock dividends $(315) $(798) $(627) $(1,588) Income available to common stockholders $435 $107,754 $141 $96,069 Net income per share, basic $0.03 $10.95 $0.01 $10.61 Net income per share, diluted $0.03 $10.01 $0.01 $9.71 Weighted-average shares outstanding, basic 16,768 9,842 15,183 9,057 Weighted-average shares outstanding, diluted 16,768 10,847 15,183 10,062
PACIFIC ETHANOL, INC. CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (unaudited, in thousands, except par value) June 30, December 31, ASSETS 2011 2010 Current Assets: Cash and cash equivalents $9,832 $8,736 Accounts receivable, net 34,281 25,855 Inventories 20,851 17,306 Prepaid inventory 6,141 2,715 Other current assets 2,057 2,712 Total current assets 73,162 57,324 Property and equipment, net 164,483 168,976 Other Assets: Intangible assets, net 4,920 5,382 Other assets 2,135 2,401 Total other assets 7,055 7,783 Total Assets $244,700 $234,083 LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY Current Liabilities: Accounts payable – trade $9,853 $6,472 Accrued liabilities 2,783 3,251 Current portion – long-term debt 26,384 38,108 Total current liabilities 39,020 47,831 Long-term debt, net of current portion 100,190 84,981 Accrued preferred dividends 6,677 6,050 Other liabilities 2,723 7,406 Total Liabilities 148,610 146,268 Commitments and Contingencies Stockholders' Equity: Pacific Ethanol, Inc. Stockholders' Equity (Deficit): Preferred stock, $0.001 par value; 10,000 shares authorized; Series A: 0 shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010 Series B: 927 shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010 1 1 Common stock, $0.001 par value; 300,000 shares authorized; 19,511 and 12,918 shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010, respectively 20 13 Additional paid-in capital 522,872 504,623 Accumulated deficit (511,653) (511,794) Total Pacific Ethanol, Inc. Stockholders' Equity (Deficit) 11,240 (7,157) Noncontrolling interest in variable interest entity 84,850 94,972 Total Stockholders' Equity 96,090 87,815 Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity $244,700 $234,083
Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to Net Income (Loss) Three Months Ended Six Months Ended June 30, June 30, (in thousands) (unaudited) 2011 2010 2011 2010 Net income attributed to Pacific Ethanol $750 $108,552 $768 $97,657 Adjustments: Interest expense* 1,447 1,271 2,981 2,863 Interest income* -- -- -- -- Fair value adjustments (1,929) -- (2,855) -- Gain from bankruptcy exit -- (119,408) -- (119,408) Depreciation and amortization expense* 897 2,847 1,769 5,708 Total adjustments 415 (115,290) 1,895 (110,837) Adjusted EBITDA $1,165 $(6,738) $2,663 $(13,180) ________________ * Adjusted for noncontrolling interest in variable interest entity for the three and six months ended June 30, 2011. Commodity Price Performance Three Months Ended Six Months Ended June 30, June 30, (unaudited) 2011 2010 2011 2010 Ethanol production gallons sold (in millions) 38.1 23.5 75.0 43.2 Ethanol third party gallons sold (in millions) 62.5 41.9 110.1 80.9 Total ethanol gallons sold (in millions) 100.6 65.4 185.1 124.1 Ethanol average sales price per gallon $2.79 $1.67 $2.67 $1.74 Corn cost – CBOT equivalent $7.30 $3.55 $6.96 $3.62 Total co-product tons sold (in thousands) 353.6 207.2 694.2 403.8 Co-product return % (1) 22.3% 22.7% 22.5% 21.9% ________________ (1) Co-product revenue as a percentage of delivered cost of corn.
CONTACT: Company IR Contact: Pacific Ethanol, Inc. 916-403-2755 866-508-4969 Investorrelations@pacificethanol.net IR Agency Contact: Becky Herrick Lippert/Heilshorn & Assoc. 415-433-3777 Media Contact: Paul Koehler Pacific Ethanol, Inc. 503-235-8241 email@example.com
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Released July 28, 2011