Nutraceutical Reports Fiscal 2016 Year End Results

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Nutraceutical Reports Fiscal 2016 Year End Results

PARK CITY, Utah, Nov. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Nutraceutical International Corporation (NASDAQ:  NUTR) today reported results for the fiscal 2016 fourth quarter ended September 30, 2016.  Net sales for the fiscal 2016 fourth quarter were $56.7 million, compared to $53.6 million for the same quarter of fiscal 2015.  For the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016, net income was $3.8 million, or $0.41 diluted earnings per share, compared to net income of $3.4 million, or $0.35 diluted earnings per share, for the same quarter of fiscal 2015.  Net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 included non-cash intangible asset impairment charges related to certain tradenames of $1.1 million, net of tax, or $0.12 per diluted share.     

Net sales for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2016 were $233.0 million, compared to $216.5 million for fiscal 2015.  For the fiscal year ended September 30, 2016, net income was $18.7 million, or $2.00 diluted earnings per share, compared to net income of $15.3 million, or $1.59 diluted earnings per share (including the intangible asset impairment charges), for fiscal 2015. 

Operating cash flow for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2016 was $32.8 million, compared to $25.0 million for the same period of fiscal 2015.  The operating cash flow for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2016, combined with net borrowings of $12.0 million, was primarily used to invest $26.2 million in acquisitions of natural product businesses, $9.0 million in purchases of property, plant and equipment and $7.5 million in purchases of common stock for treasury.

Bill Gay, chairman and chief executive officer, commented, "Our fiscal 2016 net sales grew by $16.5 million, or 7.6%, primarily as a result of the Dynamic Health and Aubrey Organics acquisitions that were completed in the first two quarters of the fiscal year.  Fiscal 2016 net income increased by $3.4 million, or 22.2%, and Adjusted EBITDA increased by $4.5 million, or 11.6%, to $43.4 million.  We are optimistic that these acquisitions will continue to contribute during fiscal 2017.  We continue to pursue potential acquisitions as a core component of our business strategy."

Mr. Gay continued, "Our strong cash flows and banking relationships should enable management to continue to acquire new brands to strengthen our presence on retailer shelves, purchase stock on the open market-- depending on market conditions--and invest capital into our business.  During fiscal 2017, management will focus on reducing raw material costs, consolidating facilities and lowering operating costs by reducing controllable expenses and improving operational efficiencies.  We continue to develop new products and enhanced product formulations to increase our presence in the healthy foods channel.  We have an exceptional marketing and sales organization and additional programs are being developed to motivate our customers and consumers.  We appreciate the trust and confidence our customers, employees and stockholders have placed in us."

ABOUT NUTRACEUTICAL

We are an integrated manufacturer, marketer, distributor and retailer of branded nutritional supplements and other natural products sold primarily to and through domestic health and natural food stores.  Internationally, we market and distribute branded nutritional supplements and other natural products to and through health and natural product distributors and retailers.  Our core business strategy is to acquire, integrate and operate businesses in the natural products industry that manufacture, market and distribute branded nutritional supplements.  We believe that the consolidation and integration of these acquired businesses provides ongoing financial synergies through increased scale and market penetration, as well as strengthened customer relationships.

We manufacture and sell nutritional supplements and other natural products under numerous brands, including Solaray®, KAL®, Dynamic Health®, Nature's Life®, LifeTime®, Natural Balance®, NaturalCare®, Health from the Sun®, Pioneer®, Nutra BioGenesis®, Life-flo®, Organix South®, Heritage Store® and Monarch Nutraceuticals®. 

We own neighborhood natural food markets, which operate under the trade names The Real Food Company™, Thom's Natural Foods™, Cornucopia Community Market™ and Granola's™.  We also own health food stores, which operate under various trade names, including Fresh Vitamins™ and Peachtree Natural Foods®.

We manufacture and/or distribute one of the broadest branded product lines in the industry, with approximately 7,500 SKUs, including approximately 750 SKUs exclusively sold internationally.  We believe that, as a result of our emphasis on innovation, quality, loyalty, education and customer service, our brands are widely recognized in health and natural food stores and among their customers.

This Press Release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 with respect to our financial condition, results of operations and business. These forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of terms such as "believe," "expects," "plan," "intend," "may," "will," "should," "can," or "anticipates," or the negative thereof, or variations thereon, or comparable terminology, or by discussions of strategy. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause industry trends or our actual results to be materially different from any future results expressed or implied by these statements.  Important factors that may cause our results to differ from these forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: (i) changes in or new government regulations or increased enforcement of the same including adverse determinations by regulators; (ii) unavailability of desirable acquisitions, inability to complete them or inability to integrate them; (iii) increased costs, including from increased raw material or energy prices; (iv) changes in general worldwide economic or political conditions; (v) adverse publicity or negative consumer perception regarding nutritional supplements; (vi) issues with obtaining raw materials of adequate quality or quantity; (vii) litigation and claims, including product liability, intellectual property and other types;  (viii) disruptions from or following acquisitions including the loss of customers; (ix) increased competition; (x) slow or negative growth in the nutritional supplement industry or the healthy foods channel; (xi) the loss of key personnel or the inability to manage our operations efficiently; (xii) problems with information management systems, manufacturing efficiencies and operations, including system interruptions and security/cybersecurity breaches; (xiii) insurance coverage issues; (xiv) the volatility of the stock market generally and of our stock specifically; (xv) increases in the cost of borrowings or unavailability of additional debt or equity capital, or both, or fluctuations in foreign currencies; and (xvi) interruption of business or negative impact on sales and earnings due to acts of God, acts of war, terrorism, bio-terrorism, civil unrest and other factors outside of our control.  Copies of our SEC reports are available upon request from our investor relations department or may be obtained at the SEC's website (www.sec.gov).

 

NUTRACEUTICAL INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(unaudited; dollars in thousands)


 September 30, 


 September 30, 


2016


2015

Assets

     Current assets, net

$            93,866


$         86,215

     Property, plant and equipment, net

83,048


77,645

     Goodwill

30,925


24,384

     Other non-current assets, net

28,016


24,205


$          235,855


$       212,449

Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity


     Current liabilities

$            20,165


$         20,528

     Long-term liabilities

43,700


31,674

     Stockholders' equity  

171,990


160,247


$          235,855


$       212,449

 

NUTRACEUTICAL INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(unaudited; dollars in thousands, except per share data)


Three months ended September 30,


Twelve months ended September 30,


2016


2015


2016


2015

Net sales

$    56,701


$    53,649


$  232,988


$  216,479

Cost of sales

28,509


26,962


114,939


110,255

Gross profit

28,192


26,687


118,049


106,224

Operating expenses


Selling, general and administrative

20,929


18,852


84,945


77,256

Amortization of intangible assets

959


680


3,927


2,869

Impairment of intangible assets

-


1,810


-


1,810

Income from operations

6,304


5,345


29,177


24,289

Interest and other expense, net

330


224


1,252


1,051

Income before provision for income taxes

5,974


5,121


27,925


23,238

Provision for income taxes

2,204


1,747


9,267


7,967

Net income

$      3,770


$      3,374


$    18,658


$    15,271

Net income per common share


Basic

$        0.41


$        0.35


$        2.00


$        1.59

Diluted

0.41


0.35


2.00


1.59

Weighted average common shares outstanding

Basic

9,211,700


9,519,598


9,345,754


9,588,838

Diluted

9,211,700


9,520,425


9,345,754


9,592,734

 

NUTRACEUTICAL INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION

ADJUSTED EBITDA SCHEDULE

(unaudited; dollars in thousands)


Three months ended September 30,


Twelve months ended September 30,


2016


2015


2016


2015

Net income

$ 3,770


$   3,374


$ 18,658


$ 15,271

Provision for income taxes

2,204


1,747


9,267


7,967

Interest and other expense, net (1)

330


224


1,252


1,051

Depreciation and amortization 

3,609


3,063


14,208


12,765

Impairment of intangible assets (2)

-


1,810


-


1,810

Adjusted EBITDA

$ 9,913


$ 10,218


$ 43,385


$ 38,864

(1)

Includes amortization of deferred financing fees. 

(2)

Non-cash intangible asset impairment charges of $1,810 related to certain tradenames were recorded for the three months and twelve months ended September 30, 2015.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

    Adjusted EBITDA (a non-GAAP measure) is defined in our performance measures as earnings before net interest and other expense, taxes, depreciation, amortization and goodwill and intangible asset impairments.  We believe that Adjusted EBITDA provides useful additional information to analysts, creditors, investment bankers and management regarding operating performance and debt covenant compliance.  Adjusted EBITDA has some inherent limitations in measuring operating performance due to the exclusion of certain financial elements such as depreciation and amortization and is not necessarily comparable to other similarly-titled captions of other companies due to potential inconsistencies in the method of calculation.  Furthermore, Adjusted EBITDA is not intended to be an alternative to net income in determining our operating performance in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.

 

SOURCE Nutraceutical International Corporation

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