Exhibit 99

 

 

NEWS ANNOUNCEMENT For Immediate Release

 

REX AMERICAN RESOURCES REPORTS

FIRST QUARTER DILUTED EPS OF $0.45

 

Dayton, Ohio, (May 30, 2019) -- REX American Resources Corporation (NYSE: REX) (“REX” or “the Company”) today reported financial results for its fiscal 2019 first quarter (“Q1 ’19”) ended April 30, 2019. REX management will host a conference call and webcast today at 11:00 a.m. ET.

 

Conference Call: 212/231-2907
   
Webcast / Replay URL: www.rexamerican.com/Corp/Page4.aspx
   
  The webcast will be available for replay for 30 days.

 

REX American Resources’ Q1 ’19 results principally reflect its interests in six ethanol production facilities and its refined coal operation. The One Earth Energy, LLC (“One Earth”) and NuGen Energy, LLC (“NuGen”) ethanol production facilities are consolidated, as is the refined coal entity, while those of its four other ethanol plants are reported as equity in income of unconsolidated ethanol affiliates. The Company reports results for its two business segments as ethanol and by-products, and refined coal.

 

REX’s Q1 ’19 net sales and revenue were $104.6 million compared with $120.8 million in Q1 ’18. The decline in year-over-year net sales and revenue primarily reflects lower production due to weather-related logistical issues as well as lower average selling prices for ethanol during the current year quarter. Primarily reflecting these factors, the Company’s Q1 ’19 gross profit for its ethanol and by-products segment was $6.1 million, compared with $13.5 million in Q1 ’18. As a result, the ethanol and by-products segment income before income taxes was $3.2 million in Q1 ’19, compared to $11.0 million in Q1 ’18. The Company’s refined coal operation incurred a $2.5 million gross loss and a $2.7 million loss before income taxes in Q1 ’19, compared to a $2.7 million gross loss and a loss before income taxes of $2.9 million in Q1 ’18. As a result, REX reported income from continuing operations before income taxes and non-controlling interests in Q1 ’19 of $0.2 million, compared with $7.6 million in Q1 ’18. While the refined coal operation negatively impacted gross profit and income before income taxes, it contributed a tax benefit of $3.9 million and $4.0 million for Q1 ’19 and Q1 ’18, respectively.

 

Net income attributable to REX shareholders in Q1 ’19 was $2.8 million, compared to $9.5 million in Q1 ’18. Q1 ’19 basic and diluted net income per share attributable to REX common shareholders was $0.45 per share, compared to $1.45 per share in Q1 ’18. Per share results in Q1 ’19 and Q1 ’18 are based on 6,315,000 and 6,571,000 diluted weighted average shares outstanding, respectively.

 

-more-

 
REX American Resources Q1 ’19 Results, 5/30/19 page 2

 

Segment Income Statement Data:

 

   Three Months Ended
($ in thousands)  April 30,
   2019  2018
Net sales and revenue:              
Ethanol & By-Products (1)    $104,453     $120,680 
Refined coal (2) (3)     122      140 
Total net sales and revenue    $104,575     $120,820 
               
Gross profit (loss):              
Ethanol & By-Products (1)    $6,115     $13,546 
Refined coal (2)     (2,469)      (2,695)
Total gross profit    $3,646     $10,851 
               
Income (loss) before income taxes & non-controlling interests:              
Ethanol & By-Products (1)    $3,205     $11,009 
Refined coal (2)     (2,676)     (2,859)
Corporate and other     (362)     (501)
Total income before income taxes & non-controlling interests    $167     $7,649 
               
Benefit (provision) for income taxes:              
Ethanol & By-Products    $(486)    $(1,420)
Refined coal     3,946      3,999 
Corporate and other     88      124 
Total benefit for income taxes    $3,548     $2,703 
               
Segment profit (loss):              
Ethanol & By-Products    $1,709     $8,589 
Refined coal     1,386      1,271 
Corporate and other     (274)     (364)
Net income attributable to REX common shareholders    $2,821     $9,496 

 

  (1) Includes results attributable to non-controlling interests of approximately 25% for One Earth and approximately 1% for NuGen.
  (2) Includes results attributable to non-controlling interests of approximately 5%.
  (3) Refined coal sales are reported net of the cost of coal.

 

REX American Resources’ Chief Executive Officer, Zafar Rizvi, commented, “REX generated profitable results in the fiscal 2019 first quarter despite a very challenging environment which included severe weather, including flooding, across the Midwest, rail and transportation issues, the impact of tariffs and weak ethanol margins. We remain focused on operating our plants efficiently and effectively and pursuing opportunities to leverage our operations and balance sheet to enhance shareholder value.”

 

Balance Sheet and Share Repurchase Program

At April 30, 2019, REX had cash and cash equivalents and short-term investments of $204.7 million, $53.7 million of which was at the parent company, and $151.0 million of which was at its consolidated ethanol production facilities. This compares with cash and cash equivalents and short-term investments at January 31, 2019, of $203.5 million, $54.8 million of which was at the parent company, and $148.7 million of which was at its consolidated ethanol production facilities.

 

During the first quarter of fiscal 2019, the Company did not purchase any shares and is authorized to repurchase up to 349,861 shares of its common stock.

 

-more-

 
REX American Resources Q1 ’19 Results, 5/30/19 page 3

 

The following table summarizes select data related

to REX’s consolidated alternative energy interests:

 

   Three Months Ended 
   April 30, 
   2019   2018 
Average selling price per gallon of ethanol  $1.27   $1.33 
Average selling price per ton of dried distillers grains  $142.02   $137.75 
Average selling price per pound of non-food grade corn oil  $0.25   $0.25 
Average selling price per ton of modified distillers grains  $65.75   $70.29 
Average cost per bushel of grain  $3.53   $3.50 
Average cost of natural gas (per mmbtu)  $3.66   $3.46 

 

Supplemental data related to REX’s alternative energy interests:

 

REX American Resources Corporation
Ethanol Ownership Interests/Effective Annual Gallons Shipped as of April 30, 2019
(gallons in millions)
Entity Trailing
Twelve
Months
Gallons
Shipped
Current
REX
Ownership
Interest
REX’s Current Effective
Ownership of Trailing Twelve
Month Gallons Shipped
One Earth Energy, LLC
Gibson City, IL
143.2 75.1% 107.5  
NuGen Energy, LLC
Marion, SD
134.3 99.5% 133.6  
Big River Resources West Burlington, LLC
West Burlington, IA
108.5 10.3% 11.2  
Big River Resources Galva, LLC
Galva, IL
127.6 10.3% 13.1  
Big River United Energy, LLC
Dyersville, IA
131.1 5.7% 7.5  
Big River Resources Boyceville, LLC
Boyceville, WI
57.6 10.3% 5.9  
Total 702.3 n/a 278.8  

 

First Quarter Conference Call

REX will host a conference call at 11:00 a.m. ET today. Senior management will discuss the financial results and host a question and answer session. The dial in number for the audio conference call is 212/231-2907 (domestic and international callers).

 

Participants can also listen to a live webcast of the call on the Company’s website, www.rexamerican.com/Corp/Page4.aspx. A webcast replay will be available for 30 days following the live event at www.rexamerican.com/Corp/Page4.aspx.

 

-more-

 
REX American Resources Q1 ’19 Results, 5/30/19 page 4

 

About REX American Resources Corporation

REX American Resources has interests in six ethanol production facilities, which in aggregate shipped approximately 702 million gallons of ethanol over the twelve month period ended April 30, 2019. REX’s effective ownership of the trailing twelve month gallons shipped (for the twelve months ended April 30, 2019) by the ethanol production facilities in which it has ownership interests was approximately 279 million gallons. In addition, the Company acquired a refined coal operation on August 10, 2017. Further information about REX is available at www.rexamerican.com.

 

This news announcement contains or may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements can be identified by use of forward-looking terminology such as “may,” “expect,” “believe,” “estimate,” “anticipate” or “continue” or the negative thereof or other variations thereon or comparable terminology. Readers are cautioned that there are risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those referred to in such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include the risk factors set forth from time to time in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and include among other things: the impact of legislative and regulatory changes, the price volatility and availability of corn, distillers grains, ethanol, non-food grade corn oil, gasoline and natural gas, ethanol and refined coal plants operating efficiently and according to forecasts and projections, changes in the international, national or regional economies, weather, results of income tax audits, changes in income tax laws or regulations, the impact of U.S. foreign trade policy, changes in foreign currency exchange rates and the effects of terrorism or acts of war. The Company does not intend to update publicly any forward-looking statements except as required by law.

 

Contact:  
Douglas Bruggeman Joseph Jaffoni, Norberto Aja
Chief Financial Officer JCIR
(937) 276-3931 (212) 835-8500
  rex@jcir.com

 

- statements of operations follow -

 
REX American Resources Q1 ’19 Results, 5/30/19 page 5

 

REX AMERICAN RESOURCES CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

Consolidated Statements of Operations

(in thousands, except per share amounts)

Unaudited

 

   Three Months Ended 
   April 30, 
   2019   2018 
Net sales and revenue  $104,575   $120,820 
Cost of sales   100,929    109,969 
           
Gross profit   3,646    10,851 
Selling, general and administrative expenses   (4,732)   (4,553)
Equity in income of unconsolidated ethanol affiliates   126    697 
Interest and other income, net   1,127    654 
Income from continuing operations before income taxes and non-controlling interests   167    7,649 
Benefit for income taxes   3,548    2,703 
Net income including non-controlling interests   3,715    10,352 
Net income attributable to non-controlling interests   (894)   (856)
Net income attributable to REX common shareholders  $2,821   $9,496 
           
Weighted average shares outstanding – basic and diluted   6,315    6,571 
           
Basic and diluted net income per share attributable to REX common shareholders  $0.45   $1.45 

 

- balance sheets follow -

 
REX American Resources Q1 ’19 Results, 5/30/19 page 6

 

REX AMERICAN RESOURCES CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands)

Unaudited

 

   April 30,   January 31, 
   2019   2019 
ASSETS:          
CURRENT ASSETS:          
Cash and cash equivalents  $204,704   $188,531 
Short-term investments   -    14,975 
Restricted cash   82    281 
Accounts receivable   11,663    11,378 
Inventory   20,150    18,477 
Refundable income taxes   7,695    7,695 
Prepaid expenses and other   9,352    9,284 
Total current assets   253,646    250,621 
Property and equipment-net   177,008    182,521 
Operating lease right-of-use assets   19,866    - 
Other assets   9,771    6,176 
Equity method investments   32,201    32,075 
TOTAL ASSETS  $492,492   $471,393 
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY:          
CURRENT LIABILITIES:          
Accounts payable – trade  $6,825   $7,463 
Current operating lease liabilities   5,421    - 
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities   8,078    9,546 
Total current liabilities   20,324    17,009 
LONG TERM LIABILITIES:          
Deferred taxes   4,161    4,185 
Long-term operating lease liabilities   13,990    - 
Other long term liabilities   4,935    4,928 
Total long term liabilities   23,086    9,113 
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES EQUITY:          
REX shareholders’ equity:          
Common stock, 45,000 shares authorized, 29,853 shares issued at par   299    299 
Paid in capital   148,303    148,273 
Retained earnings   582,379    579,558 
Treasury stock, 23,580 shares   (335,186)   (335,193)
Total REX shareholders’ equity   395,795    392,937 
Non-controlling interests   53,287    52,334 
Total equity   449,082    445,271 
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY  $492,492   $471,393 

 

- statements of cash flows follow -

 
REX American Resources Q1 ’19 Results, 5/30/19 page 7

 

REX AMERICAN RESOURCES CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(in thousands)

Unaudited

 

   Three Months Ended 
   April 30, 
   2019   2018 
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:          
Net income  $3,715   $10,352 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:          
Depreciation   6,292    5,920 
Amortization of operating lease right-of-use assets   1,333    - 
Income from equity method investments   (126)   (697)
Interest income from investments   (25)   (341)
Deferred income tax   (3,619)   (2,271)
Stock based compensation expense   128    71 
Gain on disposal of property and equipment   -    (8)
           
Changes in assets and liabilities:          
Accounts receivable   (285)   (8,350)
Inventory   (1,673)   (5,333)
Other assets   (75)   (1,894)
Accounts payable-trade   (760)   1,011 
Accrued expenses and other liabilities   (3,365)   (1,980)
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities   1,540    (3,520)
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:          
Capital expenditures   (632)   (3,061)
Purchases of short-term investments   -    (111,154)
Sales of short-term investments   15,000    - 
Restricted investments and deposits   -    5 
Other   7    6 
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities   14,375    (114,204)
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:          
Treasury stock acquired   -    (8,586)
Payments to non-controlling interests holders   (87)   - 
Capital contributions from minority investor   146    110 
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities   59    (8,476)
NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH, CASH EQUIVALENTS AND RESTRICTED CASH   15,974    (126,200)
CASH, CASH EQUIVALENTS AND RESTRICTED CASH-Beginning of period   188,812    191,342 
CASH, CASH EQUIVALENTS AND RESTRICTED CASH-End of period  $204,786   $65,142 
Non cash financing activities – Accrued common stock repurchases  $-   $542 
Non cash financing activities – Stock awards accrued  $91   $- 
Non cash investing activities – Accrued capital expenditures  $147   $142 

 

# # #

 

View differences made from one to another to evaluate Rex American Resources Corp's financial trajectory

Compare SEC Filings Year-over-Year (YoY) and Quarter-over-Quarter (QoQ)
Sample 10-K Year-over-Year (YoY) Comparison

Compare this 8-K Corporate News to its predecessor by reading our highlights to see what text and tables were  removed  ,   added    and   changed   by Rex American Resources Corp.

Continue

Never Miss A New SEC Filing Again


Real-Time SEC Filing Notifications
Screenshot taken from Gmail for a new 10-K Annual Report
Last10K.com Member Feature

Receive an e-mail as soon as a company files an Annual Report, Quarterly Report or has new 8-K corporate news.

Continue

We Highlighted This SEC Filing For You


SEC Filing Sentiment Analysis - Bullish, Bearish, Neutral
Screenshot taken from Wynn's 2018 10-K Annual Report
Last10K.com Member Feature

Read positive and negative remarks made by management in their entirety without having to find them in a 10-K/Q.

Continue

Widen Your SEC Filing Reading Experience


Increased Reading Area for SEC Filings
Screenshot taken from Adobe Inc.'s 10-Q Quarterly Report
Last10K.com Member Feature

Remove data columns and navigations in order to see much more filing content and tables in one view

Continue

Uncover Actionable Information Inside SEC Filings


SEC Filing Disclosures
Screenshot taken from Lumber Liquidators 10-K Annual Report
Last10K.com Member Feature

Read both hidden opportunities and early signs of potential problems without having to find them in a 10-K/Q

Continue

Adobe PDF, Microsoft Word and Excel Downloads


Download Annual and Quarterly Reports as PDF, Word and Excel Documents
Screenshots of actual 10-K and 10-Q SEC Filings in PDF, Word and Excel formats
Last10K.com Member Feature

Export Annual and Quarterly Reports to Adobe PDF, Microsoft Word and Excel for offline viewing, annotations and analysis

Continue

FREE Financial Statements


Download Annual and Quarterly Reports as PDF, Word and Excel Documents
Screenshot of actual balance sheet from company 10-K Annual Report
Last10K.com Member Feature

Get one-click access to balance sheets, income, operations and cash flow statements without having to find them in Annual and Quarterly Reports

Continue for FREE

Intrinsic Value Calculator


Intrinsic Value Calculator
Screenshot of intrinsic value for AT&T (2019)
Last10K.com Member Feature

Our Intrinsic Value calculator estimates what an entire company is worth using up to 10 years of financial ratios to determine if a stock is overvalued or not

Continue

Financial Stability Report


Financial Stability Report
Screenshot of financial stability report for Coco-Cola (2019)
Last10K.com Member Feature

Our Financial Stability reports uses up to 10 years of financial ratios to determine the health of a company's EPS, Dividends, Book Value, Return on Equity, Current Ratio and Debt-to-Equity

Continue

Log in with your credentials

or    

Forgot your details?

Create Account