Aep Industries Inc (AEPI) SEC Filing 10-K Annual report for the fiscal year ending Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Aep Industries Inc

CIK: 785787 Ticker: AEPI


                                                                    Exhibit 99.1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                   Contact:   Paul Feeney
                                                   Executive Vice President
                                                   and Chief Financial Officer
                                                   AEP Industries Inc.
                                                   (201) 807-2330


South Hackensack, NJ, January 14, 2008 - AEP Industries Inc. (Nasdaq: AEPI, the
"Company") today reported financial results for its fiscal year ended October
31, 2007.

Net sales for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2007 ("fiscal 2007") decreased
$16.1 million, or 2.0%, to $786.0 million as compared to $802.1 million for the
fiscal year ended October 31, 2006 ("fiscal 2006"). The decrease in net sales
was the result of an 8% decrease in average selling prices resulting primarily
from a decrease in resin prices during fiscal 2007 as compared to fiscal 2006,
partially mitigated by a sales volume increase of 5% combined with the positive
impact of foreign exchange of $11.8 million, primarily reflecting the impact of
the strengthened Euro and Canadian dollar.

Gross profit for fiscal 2007 decreased $10.3 million, or 6.4%, to $151.4 million
as compared to $161.7 million in fiscal 2006. The decrease in gross profit was
largely due to a $7.9 million increase in the LIFO reserve in the current fiscal
year as compared to a $11.6 million decrease in the LIFO reserve in the prior
year, combined with lagging selling price increases over recently rising resin
prices, partially offset by the positive effect of a 5% sales volume increase.
The effect of foreign exchange on gross profit for fiscal 2007 was a positive
$1.4 million.

Operating expenses for fiscal 2007 increased $1.3 million, or 1.4%, to $94.5
million as compared to $93.2 million in the prior fiscal year. The effect of
foreign exchange increased reported total operating expenses by $1.0 million.
The remaining increase is primarily due to an increase in delivery and selling
expenses resulting from higher volumes sold, an increase in compensation costs
recorded in accordance with SFAS No. 123R for our stock options and performance
units, and advisory costs incurred as a result of our exploration of strategic
alternatives related to our subsidiary in the Netherlands. These increases were
partially mitigated by a decrease in audit and consulting fees associated with
compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and a decrease in bonuses earned
in fiscal 2007.

Other operating income (expense) consists of gains or losses resulting from the
routine disposition of assets. Fiscal 2006 includes a gain of $1.4 million
resulting from the sale of our FIAP land and building.

Interest expense of $16.5 million for fiscal 2007 remained relatively flat in
comparison to the prior year. Interest expense on our Credit Facility increased
$0.3 million during fiscal 2007 as compared to the prior fiscal year resulting
from higher average borrowings, partially offset by lower average interest rates
during fiscal 2007. Interest expense in our foreign locations decreased $0.3
million primarily due to reduced borrowings, partially offset by higher average
interest rates during fiscal 2007 as compared to the prior fiscal year.

Other, net expenses in fiscal 2006 include the non cash write-off of accumulated
foreign currency translation losses applicable to FIAP of $8.0 million.

"During 2007 we increased Adjusted EBITDA, a key metric used for measuring
operating performance in our industry, by 11% to $87.4 million; returned $49.0
million to shareholders in repurchasing 1,129,100 shares of our common stock;
increased sales volumes 5% in a very competitive marketplace; and effectively
continued to control our operating expenses and resin cost spreads," stated
Brendan Barba, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company.

"We are well capitalized and believe we can deal effectively with any adverse
situation that may result from the financial markets," continued Mr. Barba. "Our
focus will continue to be directed toward growth and improving the fundamentals
of our business. We remain fully committed to improving shareholder value."

Net income for fiscal 2007 was $30.1 million, or $3.93 per diluted share. Net
income for fiscal 2006 was $62.9 million, or $7.35 per diluted share. Net income
for fiscal 2006 includes income tax benefits totaling $35.2 million related to
our FIAP operation and worthless stock deductions of certain discontinued

Adjusted EBITDA increased $8.7 million to $87.4 million for fiscal 2007 as
compared to $78.7 million in fiscal 2006.

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures to GAAP

The Company defines Adjusted EBITDA as net income before discontinued
operations, interest expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization,
changes in LIFO reserve, non-operating income (expense), non-cash share-based
compensation expense and non-cash employee stock ownership plan ("ESOP")
expense. The Company believes Adjusted EBITDA is an important measure of
operating performance because it allows management, investors and others to
evaluate and compare its core operating results, including its return on capital
and operating efficiencies, from period to period by removing the impact of its
capital structure (interest expense from its outstanding debt), asset base
(depreciation and amortization), tax consequences, changes in LIFO reserve (a
non-cash charge/benefit to its consolidated statements of operations),
non-operating items and non-cash share-based compensation and non-cash ESOP
charges. In addition to its use by management, the Company also believes
Adjusted EBITDA is a measure widely used by securities analysts, investors and
others to evaluate the financial performance of the Company and other companies
in the plastic films industry. Other companies may calculate Adjusted EBITDA
differently, and therefore the Company's Adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable
to similarly titled measures of other companies. Furthermore, management uses
Adjusted EBITDA for business planning purposes and to evaluate and price
potential acquisitions.

Adjusted EBITDA is not a measure of financial performance under generally
accepted accounting principles (GAAP), and should not be considered in isolation
or as an alternative to net income, cash flows from operating activities and
other measures determined in accordance with GAAP. Items excluded from Adjusted
EBITDA are significant and necessary components to the operations of the
Company's business, and, therefore, Adjusted EBITDA should only be used as a
supplemental measure of the Company's operating performance.

The following is a reconciliation of the Company's Adjusted EBITDA to net
income, the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure:

Adjusted EBITDA Calculation
Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted EBITDA

                                                Fiscal 2007        Fiscal 2006
                                              ---------------    --------------
                                              (in thousands)     (in thousands)

Net income                                    $        30,052    $       62,929
Income from discontinued operations                     4,116            25,665
                                              ---------------    --------------
Income from continuing operations                      25,936            37,264
    Provision for taxes                                15,217             8,432
    Interest expense                                   16,487            16,541
    Depreciation and amortization expense              19,266            17,236
    Write off FIAP CTA                                     --             7,986
    Gain on sale of FIAP land and building                 --            (1,442)
    Increase (decrease) in LIFO reserve                 7,906           (11,636)
    Other non-operating income                           (745)             (329)
    Non-cash share-based compensation                   3,337             2,740
    Non-cash ESOP expense                                  --             1,874

                                              ---------------    --------------
                       Adjusted EBITDA        $        87,404    $       78,666
                                              ===============    ==============

The Company invites all interested parties to listen to its fiscal 2007
conference call live over the Internet at on January 15, 2008 at
10.00 a.m. EDT. An archived version of the call will be made available after the
call is concluded.

AEP Industries Inc. manufactures, markets, and distributes an extensive range of
plastic packaging products for the food/beverage, industrial and agricultural
markets. The Company has operations in three countries in North America and

Except for historical information contained herein, statements in this release
are forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the safe harbor
provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties
which may cause the Company's actual results in future periods to differ
materially from forecasted results. Those risks include, but are not limited to,
risks associated with pricing, volume, cash flow guidance and market conditions.
Those and other risks are described in the Company' annual report on Form 10-K
for the year ended October 31, 2006 and subsequent filings with the Securities
and Exchange Commission (SEC), copies of which are available from the SEC or may
be obtained from the Company. Except as required by law, the Company assumes no
obligation to update the forward-looking statements, even if new information
become available in the future.

                                 -Table Follows-

                               AEP INDUSTRIES INC.
          FOR THE YEARS ENDED OCTOBER 31, 2007 and 2006 (in thousands,
                      except per share data)

2007 2006 ----------- ---------- NET SALES $ 786,015 $ 802,109 COST OF SALES 634,602 640,397 --------- --------- Gross profit 151,413 161,712 OPERATING EXPENSES: Delivery 37,498 35,950 Selling 34,503 32,291 General and administrative 22,484 24,918 --------- --------- Total operating expenses 94,485 93,159 OTHER OPERATING INCOME (EXPENSE): Gain (loss) on sales of property and equipment, net (33) 1,341 --------- --------- Operating income from continuing operations 56,895 69,894 OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE): Interest expense (16,487) (16,541) Other, net 745 (7,657) --------- --------- Income from continuing operations before provision for income taxes. 41,153 45,696 PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES 15,217 8,432 --------- --------- Income from continuing operations 25,936 37,264 DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS: Pre-tax income (loss) from discontinued operations 3,657 (3,204) Gain from disposition 459 653 Income tax benefit -- 28,216 --------- --------- Income from discontinued operations 4,116 25,665 --------- --------- Net income $ 30,052 $ 62,929 ========= ========= BASIC EARNINGS PER COMMON SHARE: Income from continuing operations $ 3.45 $ 4.42 ========= ========= Income from discontinued operations $ 0.55 $ 3.04 ========= ========= Net income per common share $ 4.00 $ 7.46 ========= ========= DILUTED EARNINGS PER COMMON SHARE: Income from continuing operations $ 3.39 $ 4.35 ========= ========= Income from discontinued operations $ 0.54 $ 3.00 ========= ========= Net income per common share $ 3.93 $ 7.35 ========= =========

The following information was filed by Aep Industries Inc (AEPI) on Monday, January 14, 2008 as an 8K 2.02 statement, which is an earnings press release pertaining to results of operations and financial condition. It may be helpful to assess the quality of management by comparing the information in the press release to the information in the accompanying 10-K Annual Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.

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Ticker: AEPI
CIK: 785787
Form Type: 10-K Annual Report
Accession Number: 0001047469-08-000285
Submitted to the SEC: Mon Jan 14 2008 5:11:45 PM EST
Accepted by the SEC: Mon Jan 14 2008
Period: Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Industry: Unsupported Plastics Film And Sheet

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