Exhibit 99.1

 

 

Alico, Inc. Announces Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year Ended September 30, 2020, Increases Quarterly Dividend by 100% and Provides Initial Fiscal Year 2021 Financial Guidance

 

Fort Myers, FL, December 8, 2020 - Alico, Inc. (“Alico” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: ALCO) today announces financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended September 30, 2020, the highlights which are as follows:

 

 

Company records net income attributable to Alico, Inc. common stockholders of $23.7 million and EBITDA of $51.8 million for the fiscal year 2020.  After adjusting for certain non-recurring items, Company records adjusted net loss attributable to Alico, Inc. common stockholders of $1.2 million and adjusted EBITDA of $18.9 million.

 

Company continues to execute land transactions with its latest purchase of 3,280 gross citrus acres. Proceeds from previous sale of ranch land was used to fund transaction, which was structured to allow company to defer approximately $4.0 million in taxes.

 

Company increases quarterly dividend by 100% to $0.18 per share for the first quarter ending December 31, 2020.

 

Company’s fiscal year 2020 financial results in line with net income and EBITDA guidance previously provided.

 

Company provides net income, EBITDA, adjusted net income and adjusted EBITDA guidance for fiscal year 2021.

 

Results of Operations

 

For the fiscal year ended September 30, 2020, the Company reported net income attributable to Alico common stockholders of approximately $23.7 million, compared to net income attributable to Alico common stockholders of approximately $37.8 million for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2019. The net income for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2020 was in line with the Company’s most recent net income guidance of $22.0 to $24.0 million. For the fiscal year ended September 30, 2020, the Company had earnings of $3.16 per diluted common share, compared to earnings of $5.05 per diluted common share for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2019. As previously reported throughout the 2020 fiscal year, the decrease in net income attributable to Alico common stockholders is primarily due to (i) a decline in the market price per pound solids for citrus fruit this past 2019/2020 harvest season largely attributable to unfavorable industry supply dynamics, (ii) a decrease in processed box production due to greater fruit drop in the current harvest season as compared to the 2018/2019 harvest season, and (iii) a smaller amount of funds being awarded through the federal disaster relief program in the 2020 fiscal year as compared to the prior fiscal year. Partially offsetting this decrease was the impact of an increased amount of gain on the sale of real estate, property and equipment and assets held for sale being recorded in the current fiscal year as compared to the prior fiscal year, primarily due to the sale of certain parcels on the west side of the Alico Ranch, and a reduction in certain general and administrative costs.

 

For the fiscal year ended September 30, 2020, the Company’s EBITDA of $51.8 million was in line with the Company’s EBTIDA guidance of $49.5 million to $52.5 million.

 

When both periods are adjusted for certain non-recurring items, the Company had an adjusted net loss of $0.16 per diluted common share for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2020, compared to adjusted net income of $2.86 per diluted common share for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2019. Adjusted EBITDA for the fiscal years ended September 30, 2020 and 2019 was $18.9 million and $48.5 million, respectively.

 

These financial results reflect the seasonal nature of the Company’s business. The majority of the Company’s citrus crop is harvested in the second and third quarters of the fiscal year; consequently, most of the Company's profit and cash flows from operating activities are typically recognized in those quarters and the Company’s working capital requirements are typically greater in the first and fourth quarters of the fiscal year.

 

 

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The Company reported the following financial results:

 

 

Three Months Ended September 30,

 

 

Fiscal Year Ended September 30,

 

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

 

Change

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

 

Change

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income attributable to Alico, Inc. common stockholders

 

$

17,204

 

 

$

16,509

 

 

$

695

 

 

 

4.2

%

 

$

23,662

 

 

$

37,833

 

 

$

(14,171

)

 

 

(37.5

)%

EBITDA (1)

 

$

27,894

 

 

$

27,248

 

 

$

646

 

 

 

2.4

%

 

$

51,826

 

 

$

71,720

 

 

$

(19,894

)

 

 

(27.7

)%

Adjusted EBITDA (1)

 

$

1,146

 

 

$

396

 

 

$

750

 

 

 

189.4

%

 

$

18,858

 

 

$

48,454

 

 

$

(29,596

)

 

 

(61.1

)%

Earnings per diluted common share

 

$

2.29

 

 

$

2.21

 

 

$

0.08

 

 

 

3.6

%

 

$

3.16

 

 

$

5.05

 

 

$

(1.89

)

 

 

(37.5

)%

Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities

 

$

(20,072

)

 

$

7,146

 

 

$

(27,218

)

 

NM

 

 

$

1,049

 

 

$

48,832

 

 

$

(47,783

)

 

 

(97.9

)%

 

(1) See “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” at the end of this earnings release for details regarding these measures.

 

NM = Not Meaningful

 

Alico Citrus Division Results

 

Citrus production for the fiscal years ended September 30, 2020 and 2019 is summarized in the following table.

 

(in thousands, except per box and per pound solids data)

 

Fiscal Year Ended

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 30,

 

 

Change

 

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

 

Unit

 

 

%

 

Boxes Harvested:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Early and Mid-Season

 

 

3,146

 

 

 

3,114

 

 

 

32

 

 

 

1.0

%

Valencias

 

 

4,165

 

 

 

4,790

 

 

 

(625

)

 

 

(13.0

)%

Total Processed

 

 

7,311

 

 

 

7,904

 

 

 

(593

)

 

 

(7.5

)%

Fresh Fruit

 

 

267

 

 

 

210

 

 

 

57

 

 

 

27.1

%

Total

 

 

7,578

 

 

 

8,114

 

 

 

(536

)

 

 

(6.6

)%

Pound Solids Produced:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Early and Mid-Season

 

 

17,947

 

 

 

16,873

 

 

 

1,074

 

 

 

6.4

%

Valencias

 

 

25,631

 

 

 

29,854

 

 

 

(4,223

)

 

 

(14.1

)%

Total

 

 

43,578

 

 

 

46,727

 

 

 

(3,149

)

 

 

(6.7

)%

Average Pound Solids per Box:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Early and Mid-Season

 

 

5.70

 

 

 

5.42

 

 

 

0.28

 

 

 

5.2

%

Valencias

 

 

6.15

 

 

 

6.23

 

 

 

(0.08

)

 

 

(1.3

)%

Price per Pound Solids:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Early and Mid-Season

 

$

1.74

 

 

$

2.35

 

 

$

(0.61

)

 

 

(26.0

)%

Valencias

 

$

1.95

 

 

$

2.46

 

 

$

(0.51

)

 

 

(20.7

)%

 

 

For the fiscal year ended September 30, 2020, Alico Citrus harvested approximately 7.6 million boxes of fruit, a decrease of 6.6% from the prior fiscal year. The decrease was principally attributable to greater fruit drop. The Company saw its average blended price per pound solids fall from $2.42 in the prior fiscal year to $1.86 in the current fiscal year, largely due to the Florida citrus crop being greater than expected in the 2018/2019 harvest season, which in turn led to high inventory levels at Florida citrus juice processors at the beginning of the 2019/2020 current harvest season. The price reduction was also impacted by the continued inflow of imported orange juice, though at lower levels than the prior year. However, due to increased consumption of not-from-concentrate orange juice by retail consumers since March 2020, as evidenced by published Nielsen data, inventory levels at Florida citrus juice processors have been decreasing. The Company expects this inventory trend is likely to help improve market pricing for citrus fruit in the 2020/2021 harvest season, which recently commenced.

 

The Company’s harvesting activities were not impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, and there were no disruptions in delivering fruit to the processors. Additionally, to date, the Company has not experienced any material challenges to its operations from COVID-19.

 

Land Management and Other Operations Division Results

 

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Land Management and Other Operations include lease income from grazing rights leases, hunting leases, a farm lease, a lease to a third party of an aggregate mine, leases of oil extraction rights to third parties and other miscellaneous income.

 

Revenues for Land Management and Other Operations for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2020 slightly decreased compared to the prior year, primarily due to a reduction in the leased acreage on one of the Company’s cattle grazing leases. The reduction in the leased acreage was due to certain acres, which were included under this lease arrangement, having been sold in September 2019.

 

On September 11, 2020, the Company sold approximately 10,700 acres on the western part of Alico Ranch to the State of Florida. The acres involved in the sale would have been critical to the Company’s planned dispersed water storage project, and therefore, the Company has decided to no longer pursue permit approval activities for this particular project. As a result of this decision, the Company wrote-down approximately $0.6 million of assets relating to this project during the fourth quarter of the fiscal year ended September 30, 2020. The Company does not anticipate that it will incur any further expenses relating to the dispersed water storage project moving forward.

 

Management Comment

 

John Kiernan, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented “The quality of our fruit and our long-term supply contracts enabled Alico to record adjusted EBITDA of $18.9 million this fiscal year against a challenging citrus market, which saw market prices for citrus at their lowest levels in the past ten years and production down from the prior season. As we look ahead to fiscal year 2021, we believe market pricing will benefit from lower processor inventory levels driven by the double-digit increase in not-from-concentrate orange juice consumption in 2020 and, therefore, Alico is providing guidance for improved net income and adjusted EBITDA for fiscal year 2021.

 

“As part of our Alico 2.0 strategy, we have continued to evaluate and strategically sell off parts of the Alico Ranch assets and generate cash flow to produce greater returns for our investors.  Over the last three years we have received net proceeds, net of taxes, of approximately $67.0 million from the sale of real estate and property and equipment, with $28.0 million occurring during the 2020 fiscal year. These proceeds have been used to fuel our Company’s growth by acquiring additional citrus acres, with our latest transaction for 3,280 gross acres closing on October 30, 2020, investing in new citrus tree plantings, with more than 1.1 million planted over the last three years to create higher density within our groves, accelerating debt repayments, funding working capital requirements and continuing to increase our quarterly dividend.  

 

“We have also continued to simplify our balance sheet and maintain strong key performance indicators with a current ratio greater than 2.45:1 and a debt-to-equity ratio of approximately 0.68:1. Alico has repaid over $38.2 million on term loans in the last three years. Additionally, our Return on Equity is 11.2%, our Return on Assets is 5.6%, our Return on Invested Capital is 5.6% and our Return on Capital Employed is 1.8%.”

 

Mr. Kiernan continued, “In addition, our Board of Directors has decided to increase the quarterly dividend by 100%. This is in addition to the 50% increase our Board of Directors implemented to the quarterly dividend last year at this time, reflecting the Board of Directors’ continued confidence that the business strategy we have developed will support a higher level of return of capital to shareholders over the long term.

 

Other Corporate Financial Information

 

General and administrative expenses for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2020 was approximately $11.0 million, compared to approximately $15.1 million for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2019. The decrease in general and administrative expenses for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2020, as compared to the fiscal year ended September 30, 2019, was primarily due to professional fees, relating to a corporate litigation matter, of approximately $2.3 million being incurred for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2019.  This litigation was settled and no further expenses were incurred relating to this matter during the fiscal year ended September 30, 2020. Additionally, as part of this settlement, the Company recorded consulting and separation fees of $0.8 million during the fiscal year ended September 30, 2019. The Company also experienced a reduction due to (i) a one-time pension expense related to its deferred retirement benefit plan of approximately $1.0 million in fiscal year 2019, (ii) a reduction in payroll expenses for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2020 of approximately $0.3 million relating to one of the senior managers resigning in December 2019 and a reduction in bonuses granted to senior management, (iii) a decrease in stock compensation expense of approximately $0.2 million as a result of certain stock options expense being accelerated in fiscal year ended September 30, 2020 and (iv) other smaller decreases in rent, consulting and Board of Director fees aggregating approximately $0.4 million. Partially offsetting these decreases was a lower amount in stock compensation expense of $0.8 million recognized in fiscal year

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ended September 30, 2019 as a result of a former senior executive forfeiting his stock options as part of the settled litigation and an increase in Directors and Officers insurance of approximately $0.2 million.

 

Other income for the fiscal years ended September 30, 2020 and 2019 was approximately $24.5 million and approximately $5.0 million, respectively. The increase in other income was primarily due to the Company recording a higher gain on sale of real estate, property and equipment and assets held for sale in fiscal year 2020, as compared to fiscal year 2019. In fiscal year 2020, the Company recorded a gain of approximately $30.4 million, which was generated primarily from the sale of land on its West Ranch in September 2020 to the State of Florida. For the fiscal year ended September 30, 2019, the Company recorded a gain of approximately $13.2 million, which was generated primarily from the sale of land on its West Ranch in September 2019. Additionally, the Company recognized a reduction of approximately $1.2 million in interest expense as a result of (i) the reduction of its long-term debt attributable to making its mandatory principal payments, (ii) the Company prepaying approximately $4.5 million on its debt obligations, and (iii) a reduction in interest rates.  

 

For the fiscal year ended September 30, 2020, the Company received approximately $4.6 million of additional proceeds under the Florida Citrus Recovery Block Grant (“Florida CRBG”) program relating to Hurricane Irma damage sustained in September 2017. To date, the Company has received approximately $20.2 million of proceeds under the Florida CRBG program, which represented reimbursement under Part 1 and Part 2.  The timing and amount to be received under Part 3 of the Florida CRBG program, if any, has not yet been finalized.

 

Guidance

 

The Company is providing the following net income, adjusted net income, EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA guidance for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2021.

 

The Company is projecting net income to be between $7.5 million and $10.0 million.

 

Fiscal year 2021 adjusted net income (after adjusting for certain expected non-recurring items) is expected to be between $4.5 million and $6.9 million.

 

The Company is projecting EBITDA between $29.0 million and $33.0 million.

 

Fiscal year 2021 adjusted EBITDA (after adjusting for certain expected non-recurring items) is expected to be between $25.0 million and $28.8 million.

 

The above guidance does not include any estimate of gains from asset sales.  In the event that any significant asset sales are realized, Alico may decide to revise the Company’s guidance.  

 

Dividend

 

On October 9, 2020, the Company paid a fourth quarter cash dividend of $0.09 per share on its outstanding common stock to stockholders of record as of September 27, 2020. Additionally, the Company has declared a first quarter of fiscal year 2021 dividend of $0.18 per share on its outstanding common stock to stockholders of record as of December 24, 2020.

 

Balance Sheet and Liquidity

 

The Company continues to demonstrate financial strength within its balance sheet, as highlighted below:

 

 

The Company’s working capital was approximately $30.7 million at September 30, 2020, representing a 2.45 to 1.00 ratio.

 

The Company continues to improve upon its debt to equity ratio. At September 30, 2020, September 30, 2019 and September 30, 2018, the ratios, were 0.68 to 1.00, 0.82 to 1.00 and 1.00 to 1.00, respectively.

 

As of September 30, 2020, the Company had long-term debt, including lines of credit, net of cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash, of approximately $131.5 million.

 

About Alico

 

Alico, Inc. primarily operates two divisions: Alico Citrus, one of the nation’s largest citrus producers, and Land Management and Other Operations, which include environmental services, land leasing and related support operations. Learn more about Alico (Nasdaq: ALCO) at www.alicoinc.com.


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Forward-Looking Statements

 

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements are based on Alico’s current expectations about future events and can be identified by terms such as plans, expect, may, anticipate, intend, should be, will be, is likely to, believes, and similar expressions referring to future periods.

 

Alico believes the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable but cannot guarantee future results, level of activity, performance or achievements. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Therefore, Alico cautions you against relying on any of these forward-looking statements. Factors which may cause future outcomes to differ materially from those foreseen in forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: changes in laws, regulation and rules; weather conditions that affect production, transportation, storage, demand, import and export of fresh product and their by-products; increased pressure from diseases including citrus greening and citrus canker, as well as insects and other pests; disruption of water supplies or changes in water allocations; market pricing of citrus; pricing and supply of raw materials and products; market responses to industry volume pressures; pricing and supply of energy; changes in interest rates; availability of financing for land development activities and other growth and corporate opportunities; onetime events; acquisitions and divestitures; seasonality; labor disruptions; inability to pay debt obligations; inability to engage in certain transactions due to restrictive covenants in debt instruments; government restrictions on land use; changes in agricultural land values; impact of the COVID-19 outbreak and the coronavirus pandemic on our agriculture operations, including without limitation demand for product, supply chain, health and availability of our labor force, the labor force of contractors we engage, and the labor force of our competitors; other risks related to the duration and severity of the COVID-19 outbreak and coronavirus pandemic and its impact on Alico’s business; the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak and coronavirus pandemic on the U.S. and global economies and financial markets; access to governmental loans and incentives; any reduction in the public float resulting from repurchases of common stock by Alico; changes in equity awards to employees; whether the Company's dividend policy, including its recent increased dividend amounts, is continued; expressed desire of certain of our stockholders to liquidate their shareholdings by virtue of past market sales of common stock, by sales of common stock or by way of future transactions; political changes and economic crises; competitive actions by other companies; increased competition from international companies; changes in environmental regulations and their impact on farming practices; the land ownership policies of governments; changes in government farm programs and policies and international reaction to such programs; changes in pricing calculations with our customers; fluctuations in the value of the U.S. dollar, interest rates, inflation and deflation rates; length of terms of contracts with customers; impact of concentration of sales to one customer; and changes in and effects of crop insurance programs, global trade agreements, trade restrictions and tariffs; and soil conditions, harvest yields, prices for commodities, and crop production expenses.  Other risks and uncertainties include those that are described in Alico’s SEC filings, which are available on the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov. Alico undertakes no obligation to subsequently update or revise the forward-looking statements made in this press release, except as required by law.

 

This press release also contains financial projections that are necessarily based upon a variety of estimates and assumptions which may not be realized and are inherently subject, in addition to the risks identified in the forward-looking statement disclaimer, to business, economic, competitive, industry, regulatory, market and financial uncertainties, many of which are beyond the Company’s control.  There can be no assurance that the assumptions made in preparing the financial projections will prove accurate.  Accordingly, actual results may differ materially from the financial projections.  

 

 

Investor Contact:

 

Investor Relations

(646) 277-1254

InvestorRelations@alicoinc.com

 

Richard Rallo

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

(239) 226-2000

rrallo@alicoinc.com

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ALICO, INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in thousands, except share amounts)

 

 

 

September 30,

 

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

3,163

 

 

$

18,630

 

Accounts receivable, net

 

 

4,347

 

 

 

713

 

Inventories

 

 

40,855

 

 

 

40,143

 

Income tax receivable

 

 

781

 

 

 

 

Assets held for sale

 

 

1,366

 

 

 

1,442

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

 

1,387

 

 

 

1,049

 

Total current assets

 

 

51,899

 

 

 

61,977

 

Restricted cash

 

 

16,524

 

 

 

5,208

 

Property and equipment, net

 

 

350,061

 

 

 

345,648

 

Goodwill

 

 

2,246

 

 

 

2,246

 

Other non-current assets

 

 

3,207

 

 

 

2,309

 

Total assets

 

$

423,937

 

 

$

417,388

 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

$

3,533

 

 

$

4,163

 

Accrued liabilities

 

 

7,095

 

 

 

7,769

 

Long-term debt, current portion

 

 

9,145

 

 

 

5,338

 

Deferred retirement obligations, current portion

 

 

 

 

 

5,226

 

Income taxes payable

 

 

 

 

5,536

 

Other current liabilities

 

 

1,385

 

 

 

919

 

Total current liabilities

 

 

21,158

 

 

 

28,951

 

Long-term debt:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Principal amount, net of current portion

 

 

139,106

 

 

 

158,111

 

Less: deferred financing costs, net

 

 

(1,151

)

 

 

(1,369

)

Long-term debt less current portion and deferred financing costs, net

 

 

137,955

 

 

 

156,742

 

Lines of credit

 

 

2,942

 

 

 

 

Deferred income tax liabilities, net

 

 

39,728

 

 

 

32,125

 

Other liabilities

 

 

372

 

 

 

172

 

Total liabilities

 

 

202,155

 

 

 

217,990

 

Commitments and Contingencies (Note 15)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stockholders' equity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preferred stock, no par value, 1,000,000 shares authorized; none issued

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock, $1.00 par value, 15,000,000 shares authorized; 8,416,145 shares issued and 7,492,524 and 7,476,513 shares outstanding at September 30, 2020 and September 30, 2019, respectively

 

 

8,416

 

 

 

8,416

 

Additional paid in capital

 

 

19,685

 

 

 

19,781

 

Treasury stock, at cost, 923,621 and 939,632 shares held at September 30, 2020 and September 30, 2019, respectively

 

 

(30,779

)

 

 

(31,943

)

Retained earnings

 

 

219,019

 

 

 

198,049

 

Total Alico stockholders' equity

 

 

216,341

 

 

 

194,303

 

Noncontrolling interest

 

 

5,441

 

 

 

5,095

 

Total stockholders' equity

 

 

221,782

 

 

 

199,398

 

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

 

$

423,937

 

 

$

417,388

 

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ALICO, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(in thousands, except per share amounts)

 

 

Fiscal Year Ended September 30,

 

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

 

2018

 

Operating revenues:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alico Citrus

 

$

89,369

 

 

$

119,031

 

 

$

78,121

 

Land Management and Other Operations

 

 

3,138

 

 

 

3,220

 

 

 

3,160

 

Total operating revenues

 

 

92,507

 

 

 

122,251

 

 

 

81,281

 

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alico Citrus

 

 

72,281

 

 

 

59,594

 

 

 

51,709

 

Land Management and Other Operations

 

 

2,307

 

 

 

2,297

 

 

 

3,979

 

Total operating expenses

 

 

74,588

 

 

 

61,891

 

 

 

55,688

 

Gross profit

 

 

17,919

 

 

 

60,360

 

 

 

25,593

 

General and administrative expenses

 

 

10,998

 

 

 

15,146

 

 

 

15,058

 

Income from operations

 

 

6,921

 

 

 

45,214

 

 

 

10,535

 

Other income (expense):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Investment and interest income, net

 

 

98

 

 

 

49

 

 

 

39

 

Interest expense

 

 

(5,981

)

 

 

(7,180

)

 

 

(8,561

)

Gain on sale of real estate, property and equipment and assets held for sale

 

 

30,424

 

 

 

13,166

 

 

 

11,041

 

Change in fair value of derivatives

 

 

 

 

(989

)

 

 

 

Other (expense) income, net

 

 

(85

)

 

 

(27

)

 

 

136

 

Total other income, net

 

 

24,456

 

 

 

5,019

 

 

 

2,655

 

Income before income taxes

 

 

31,377

 

 

 

50,233

 

 

 

13,190

 

Income tax provision

 

 

7,663

 

 

 

12,783

 

 

 

390

 

Net income

 

 

23,714

 

 

 

37,450

 

 

 

12,800

 

Net (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

 

(52

)

 

 

383

 

 

 

250

 

Net income attributable to Alico, Inc. common stockholders

 

$

23,662

 

 

$

37,833

 

 

$

13,050

 

Per share information attributable to Alico, Inc. common stockholders:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per common share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

$

3.16

 

 

$

5.06

 

 

$

1.59

 

Diluted

 

$

3.16

 

 

$

5.05

 

 

$

1.57

 

Weighted-average number of common shares outstanding:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

 

7,484

 

 

 

7,472

 

 

 

8,232

 

Diluted

 

 

7,496

 

 

 

7,493

 

 

 

8,301

 

Cash dividends declared per common share

 

$

0.36

 

 

$

0.24

 

 

$

0.24

 

7


 

ALICO, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(in thousands)

 

 

Fiscal Year Ended September 30,

 

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

 

2018

 

Net cash provided by operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

23,714

 

 

$

37,450

 

 

$

12,800

 

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deferred gain on sale of sugarcane land

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(967

)

Depreciation, depletion and amortization

 

 

14,520

 

 

 

13,924

 

 

 

13,756

 

Deferred income tax expense (benefit)

 

 

7,603

 

 

 

3,267

 

 

 

(1,955

)

Cash surrender value

 

 

(10

)

 

 

11

 

 

 

(27

)

Deferred retirement benefits

 

 

(5,226

)

 

 

829

 

 

 

(41

)

Gain on sale of real estate, property and equipment and assets held for sale

 

 

(30,424

)

 

 

(13,166

)

 

 

(10,281

)

Inventory net realizable value adjustment

 

 

 

 

808

 

 

 

1,115

 

Loss on disposal of property and equipment

 

 

659

 

 

 

 

 

 

207

 

Change in fair value of derivatives

 

 

 

 

989

 

 

 

 

Impairment of long-lived assets

 

 

1,321

 

 

 

396

 

 

 

2,234

 

Impairment of right-of-use-asset

 

 

87

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-cash interest expense on deferred gain on sugarcane land

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,361

 

Insurance proceeds received for damage to property and equipment

 

 

 

 

(486

)

 

 

(477

)

Stock-based compensation expense

 

 

1,306

 

 

 

824

 

 

 

2,613

 

Other

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

29

 

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts receivable

 

 

(3,634

)

 

 

1,531

 

 

 

1,718

 

Inventories

 

 

(712

)

 

 

82

 

 

 

(6,554

)

Prepaid expenses

 

 

(135

)

 

 

(211

)

 

 

177

 

Income tax receivable

 

 

(781

)

 

 

15

 

 

 

(15

)

Other assets

 

 

(839

)

 

 

288

 

 

 

23

 

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

 

 

(1,530

)

 

 

(1,113

)

 

 

2,987

 

Income tax payable

 

 

(5,536

)

 

 

3,216

 

 

 

2,320

 

Other liabilities

 

 

666

 

 

 

178

 

 

 

(2,445

)

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

 

1,049

 

 

 

48,832

 

 

 

18,578

 

Cash flows from investing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purchases of property and equipment

 

 

(21,705

)

 

 

(20,000

)

 

 

(16,352

)

Net proceeds from sale of real estate, property and equipment and assets held for sale

 

 

31,541

 

 

 

14,602

 

 

 

39,780

 

Insurance proceeds received for damage to property and equipment

 

 

 

 

486

 

 

 

477

 

Change in deposits on purchase of citrus trees

 

 

(458

)

 

 

(108

)

 

 

(431

)

Advances on notes receivables, net

 

 

136

 

 

 

60

 

 

 

(575

)

Other

 

 

(25

)

 

 

 

 

 

25

 

Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

 

 

9,489

 

 

 

(4,960

)

 

 

22,924

 

Cash flows from financing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Repayments on revolving lines of credit

 

 

(114,581

)

 

 

(89,231

)

 

 

(25,600

)

Borrowings on revolving lines of credit

 

 

117,523

 

 

 

86,546

 

 

 

28,285

 

Principal payments on term loans

 

 

(15,198

)

 

 

(10,900

)

 

 

(12,127

)

Treasury stock purchases

 

 

(238

)

 

 

(25,576

)

 

 

(2,215

)

Payment on termination of sugarcane agreement

 

 

 

 

(11,300

)

 

 

 

Dividends paid

 

 

(2,466

)

 

 

(1,833

)

 

 

(1,972

)

Deferred financing costs

 

 

(23

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital contribution received from noncontrolling interest

 

 

294

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,000

 

Capital lease obligation payments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(8

)

Net cash used in financing activities

 

 

(14,689

)

 

 

(52,294

)

 

 

(12,637

)

Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash

 

 

(4,151

)

 

 

(8,422

)

 

 

28,865

 

Cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of the period

 

 

23,838

 

 

 

32,260

 

 

 

3,395

 

Cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of the period

 

$

19,687

 

 

$

23,838

 

 

$

32,260

 

Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash paid for interest, net of amount capitalized

 

$

5,614

 

 

$

6,940

 

 

$

6,721

 

Cash paid for income taxes

 

$

6,403

 

 

$

6,285

 

 

$

25

 

8


 

Supplemental disclosure of non-cash investing and financing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dividend declared but unpaid

 

$

674

 

 

$

449

 

 

$

492

 

 

 

 

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA

(in thousands)

Three Months Ended September 30,

 

 

Fiscal Year Ended September 30,

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income attributable to common stockholders

$

17,204

 

 

$

16,509

 

 

$

23,662

 

 

$

37,833

 

Interest expense

 

1,382

 

 

 

1,555

 

 

 

5,981

 

 

 

7,180

 

Income tax provision

 

5,635

 

 

 

5,701

 

 

 

7,663

 

 

 

12,783

 

Depreciation, depletion and amortization

 

3,673

 

 

 

3,483

 

 

 

14,520

 

 

 

13,924

 

EBITDA

 

27,894

 

 

 

27,248

 

 

 

51,826

 

 

 

71,720

 

Adjustments for non-recurring items:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inventory net realizable value adjustment

 

 

 

 

808

 

 

 

 

 

 

808

 

Impairment of right-of-use asset

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

87

 

 

 

 

Impairment of long-lived assets

 

598

 

 

 

152

 

 

 

1,321

 

 

 

396

 

Employee stock compensation expense (1)

 

61

 

 

 

94

 

 

 

573

 

 

 

778

 

Separation agreement expense (2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

104

 

 

 

800

 

Tender offer expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

32

 

Professional fees relating to corporate matters

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,283

 

Change in fair value of derivatives

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

989

 

Pension plan termination - payout tax gross-up

 

 

 

 

720

 

 

 

 

 

 

720

 

Forfeiture of stock options (3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(823

)

Federal relief and insurance proceeds - Hurricane Irma

 

 

 

 

(15,597

)

 

 

(4,629

)

 

 

(16,083

)

Gain on sale of real estate, property and equipment and assets held for sale

 

(27,407

)

 

 

(13,029

)

 

 

(30,424

)

 

 

(13,166

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA

$

1,146

 

 

$

396

 

 

$

18,858

 

 

$

48,454

 

 

(1) Includes stock compensation expense for current and former executives and managers.

(2) Includes separation expenses for a former CEO and senior manager.

(3) Includes forfeitures of stock options by former CEO, resulting in expense recapture.

 

 


9


 

Adjusted Net (Loss) Income Per Diluted Common Share

(in thousands)

Three Months Ended September 30,

 

 

Fiscal Year Ended September 30,

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income attributable to common stockholders

$

17,204

 

 

$

16,509

 

 

$

23,662

 

 

$

37,833

 

Adjustments for non-recurring items:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inventory net realizable value adjustment

 

 

 

 

808

 

 

 

 

 

 

808

 

Impairment of right-of-use asset

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

87

 

 

 

 

Impairment of long-lived assets

 

598

 

 

 

152

 

 

 

1,321

 

 

 

396

 

Employee stock compensation expense (1)