Exhibit 99

 

 

NEWS ANNOUNCEMENT For Immediate Release

 

REX AMERICAN RESOURCES REPORTS

SECOND QUARTER DILUTED EPS OF $0.36

 

Dayton, Ohio, (August 29, 2019) -- REX American Resources Corporation (NYSE: REX) (“REX” or “the Company”) today reported financial results for its fiscal 2019 second quarter (“Q2 ‘19”) ended July 31, 2019. REX management will host a conference call and webcast today at 11:00 a.m. ET.

 

Conference Call: 212/231-2930
   
Webcast / Replay URL: www.rexamerican.com/Corp/Page4.aspx
   
  The webcast will be available for replay for 30 days.

 

REX American Resources’ Q2 ‘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 Q2 ‘19 net sales and revenue were $105.9 million compared with $128.8 million in Q2 ‘18. While ethanol and corn oil pricing remained stable on a year-to-year basis, lower Q2 ’19 ethanol production and lower distiller grain pricing led to the decline in year-over-year net sales and revenue. Primarily reflecting these factors and higher corn prices, the Company’s Q2‘19 gross profit for its ethanol and by-products segment was $6.2 million, compared with $13.7 million in Q2 ‘18. As a result, the ethanol and by-products segment income before income taxes was $3.1 million in Q2 ‘19, compared to $10.1 million in Q2 ‘18. The Company’s refined coal operation incurred a $2.2 million gross loss and a $2.0 million loss before income taxes in Q2 ‘19, compared to a $4.3 million gross loss and a loss before income taxes of $4.8 million in Q2 ‘18. REX reported Q2 ‘19 income before income taxes and non-controlling interests of $0.7 million, compared with $4.9 million in the comparable year ago period. While the refined coal operation negatively impacted gross profit and income before income taxes, it contributed a tax benefit of $3.2 million and $7.6 million for Q2 ’19 and Q2 ‘18, respectively. The year-over-year decline in the refined coal gross loss, loss before taxes and the lower year-over-year tax benefits are related to lower production levels.

 

Net income attributable to REX shareholders in Q2 ‘19 was $2.3 million, compared to $9.2 million in Q2 ‘18. Q2 ‘19 basic and diluted net income per share attributable to REX common shareholders was $0.36, compared to $1.43 per share in Q2 ‘18. Per share results in Q2 ‘19 and Q2 ‘18 are based on 6,318,000 and 6,466,000 diluted weighted average shares outstanding, respectively.

 

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REX American Resources Q2 ’19 Results, 8/29/19 page 2

 

Segment Income Statement Data:

 

   Three Months
Ended
  Six Months
Ended
($ in thousands)  July 31,  July 31,
   2019  2018  2019  2018
Net sales and revenue:                            
Ethanol & By-Products (1)    $105,770     $128,491     $210,223     $249,171 
Refined coal (2) (3)     98      266      220      406 
Total net sales and revenue    $105,868     $128,757     $210,443     $249,577 
                             
Gross profit (loss):                            
Ethanol & By-Products (1)    $6,169     $13,669     $12,284     $27,215 
Refined coal (2)     (2,165)      (4,270)      (4,634)      (6,965) 
Total gross profit    $4,004     $9,399     $7,650     $20,250 
                             
Income (loss) before income taxes:                            
Ethanol & By-Products (1)    $3,111     $10,077     $6,313     $21,086 
Refined coal (2)     (2,028)      (4,788)      (4,703)      (7,647) 
Corporate and other     (352)      (430)      (712)      (931) 
Total income before income taxes    $731     $4,859     $898     $12,508 
                             
Benefit (provision) for income taxes:                            
Ethanol & By-Products    $(619)     $(2,029)     $(1,105)     $(3,449) 
Refined coal     3,155      7,597      7,101      11,596 
Corporate and other     86      63      174      187 
Total benefit for income taxes    $2,622     $5,631     $6,170     $8,334 
                             
Segment profit (loss):                            
Ethanol & By-Products    $1,305     $6,561     $3,014     $15,150 
Refined coal     1,216      3,018      2,602      4,289 
Corporate and other     (265)      (362)      (539)      (726) 
Net income attributable to REX common shareholders    $2,256     $9,217     $5,077     $18,713 
  (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, “Challenging industry conditions persisted in the fiscal 2019 second quarter as we began to be impacted by the rise in corn prices and tightening corn supply related to unfavorable spring planting conditions which led to lower ethanol production. Higher input expenses combined with the decline in DDG pricing and lower ethanol and refined coal production resulted in quarterly earnings per share of $0.36. The industry continues to face headwinds related to small refinery waivers decreasing the Refined Fuel Standard obligations as well as current crop conditions pacing behind historical trends.

 

“While conditions in fiscal 2019 to date have been challenging, we remain confident in our disciplined operating approach and the value of ethanol as a worldwide fuel supply. We remain focused on near- and long-term opportunities to enhance shareholder value as we seek to leverage our robust balance sheet, including cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments in excess of $212 million and working capital of $237 million.”

 

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REX American Resources Q2 ’19 Results, 8/29/19 page 3

 

Balance Sheet

At July 31, 2019, REX had cash and cash equivalents and short-term investments of $212.2 million, $59.8 million of which was at the parent company, and $152.4 million of which was at its consolidated production facilities. This compares with cash and cash equivalents 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.

 

The following table summarizes select data related to REX’s

consolidated alternative energy interests:

 

    Three Months
Ended
   Six Months
Ended
 
    July 31,   July 31, 
    2019   2018   2019   2018 
Average selling price per gallon of ethanol   $1.38   $1.38   $1.32   $1.35 
Average selling price per ton of dried distillers grains   $135.46   $148.98   $138.92   $143.28 
Average selling price per pound of non-food grade corn oil   $0.25   $0.24   $0.25   $0.24 
Average selling price per ton of modified distillers grains   $53.01   $63.72   $60.12   $67.81 
Average cost per bushel of grain   $3.80   $3.60   $3.65   $3.55 
Average cost of natural gas (per mmbtu)   $2.63   $2.86   $3.16   $3.16 

 

Supplemental data related to REX’s alternative energy interests:

 

REX American Resources Corporation
Ethanol Ownership Interests/Effective Annual Gallons Shipped as of July 31, 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) 141.5   75.2%   106.4  
NuGen Energy, LLC (Marion, SD) 124.2   99.5%   123.6  
Big River Resources West Burlington, LLC (West Burlington, IA) 109.1   10.3%   11.2  
Big River Resources Galva, LLC (Galva, IL) 127.6   10.3%   13.1  
Big River United Energy, LLC (Dyersville, IA) 132.3   5.7%   7.5  
Big River Resources Boyceville, LLC (Boyceville, WI) 58.2   10.3%   6.0  
Total 692.9   n/a   267.8  

 

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REX American Resources Q2 ’19 Results, 8/29/19 page 4

 

Second Quarter Conference Call

REX will host a conference call at 11:00 a.m. ET today. Senior management will discuss the quarterly financial results and host a question and answer session. The dial in number for the audio conference call is 212/231-2930 (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.

 

About REX American Resources Corporation

REX American Resources has interests in six ethanol production facilities, which in aggregate shipped approximately 693 million gallons of ethanol over the twelve month period ended July 31, 2019. REX’s effective ownership of the trailing twelve month gallons shipped (for the twelve months ended July 31, 2019) by the ethanol production facilities in which it has ownership interests was approximately 268 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

 

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REX American Resources Q2 ’19 Results, 8/29/19 page 5

 

REX AMERICAN RESOURCES CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

Consolidated Statements of Operations

(in thousands, except per share amounts)

Unaudited

 

   Three Months
Ended
   Six Months
Ended
 
   July 31,   July 31, 
   2019   2018   2019   2018 
Net sales and revenue   $105,868    $128,757    $210,443    $249,577 
Cost of sales   101,864    119,358    202,793    229,327 
Gross profit   4,004    9,399    7,650    20,250 
Selling, general and administrative expenses   (4,764)    (6,110)    (9,496)    (10,663) 
Equity in (loss) income of unconsolidated ethanol affiliates   239    874    365    1,571 
Interest and other income, net   1,252    696    2,379    1,350 
Income before income taxes and non-controlling interests   731    4,859    898    12,508 
Benefit for income taxes   2,622    5,631    6,170    8,334 
Net income including non-controlling interests   3,353    10,490    7,068    20,842 
Net income attributable to non-controlling interests   (1,097)    (1,273)    (1,991)    (2,129) 
Net income attributable to REX common shareholders   $2,256    $9,217    $5,077    $18,713 
                     
Weighted average shares outstanding – basic and diluted   6,318    6,466    6,317    6,517 
                     
Basic and diluted net income per share attributable to REX common shareholders   $0.36    $1.43    $0.80    $2.87 

 

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REX American Resources Q2 ’19 Results, 8/29/19 page 6

 

REX AMERICAN RESOURCES CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands)

Unaudited

 

   July 31,   January 31, 
ASSETS  2019   2019 
CURRENT ASSETS:          
Cash and cash equivalents  $212,232   $188,531 
Restricted cash   222    281 
Short-term investments   -    14,975 
Accounts receivable   7,682    11,378 
Inventory   22,071    18,477 
Refundable income taxes   7,683    7,695 
Prepaid expenses and other   9,102    9,284 
Total current assets   258,992    250,621 
Property and equipment-net   171,550    182,521 
Operating lease right-of-use assets   18,974    - 
Other assets   12,749    6,176 
Equity method investment   32,440    32,075 
TOTAL ASSETS  $494,705   $471,393 
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY          
CURRENT LIABILITIES:          
Accounts payable – trade  $8,877   $7,463 
Current operating lease liabilities   5,275    - 
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities   8,115    9,546 
Total current liabilities   22,267    17,009 
LONG TERM LIABILITIES:          
Deferred taxes   4,141    4,185 
Long-term operating lease liabilities   13,137    - 
Other long-term liabilities   4,670    4,928 
Total long-term liabilities   21,948    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   148,724    148,273 
Retained earnings   584,635    579,558 
Treasury stock, 23,561 and 23,580 shares, respectively   (335,080)    (335,193) 
Total REX shareholders’ equity   398,578    392,937 
Non-controlling interests   51,912    52,334 
Total equity   450,490    445,271 
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY  $494,705   $471,393 

 

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REX American Resources Q2 ’19 Results, 8/29/19 page 7

 

REX AMERICAN RESOURCES CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(in thousands)

Unaudited

 

   Six Month Ended 
   July 31, 
   2019   2018 
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:          
Net income   $7,068    $20,842 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:          
Depreciation   12,425    12,033 
Amortization of operating lease right-of-use assets   2,992    - 
Income from equity method investments   (365)    (1,571) 
Dividends received from equity method investments   -    1,003 
Interest income from investments   (25)    (815) 
Deferred income tax   (6,294)    (7,938) 
Stock based compensation expense   248    443 
Loss on disposal of property and equipment   -    104 
Changes in assets and liabilities:          
Accounts receivable   3,696    (1,735) 
Inventory   (3,594)    (4,416) 
Other assets   (141)    (2,443) 
Accounts payable-trade   1,409    4,002 
Other liabilities   (4,927)    (1,262) 
Net cash provided by operating activities   12,492    18,247 
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:          
Capital expenditures   (1,449)    (5,813) 
Purchases of short-term investments   -    (111,154) 
Sales of short-term investments   15,000    - 
Other   12    18 
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities   13,563    (116,949) 
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:          
Treasury stock acquired   -    (16,648) 
Payments to noncontrolling interests holders   (2,598)    (1,699) 
Capital contributions from minority investor   185    246 
Net cash used in financing activities   (2,413)    (18,101) 
NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH, CASH EQUIVALENTS AND RESTRICTED CASH   23,642    (116,803) 
CASH, CASH EQUIVALENTS AND RESTRICTED CASH-Beginning of year   188,812    191,342 
CASH, CASH EQUIVALENTS AND RESTRICTED CASH-End of year  $212,454   $74,539 
Non cash financing activities – Equity awards issued  $487   $1,473 
Non cash financing activities – Equity awards accrued  $171   $335 
Non cash investing activities – Accrued capital expenditures  $5   $469 
Initial right-of-use assets and liabilities recorded upon adoption of ASC 842  $20,918   $- 
Right-of-use assets acquired and liabilities assumed upon lease execution  $432   $- 

 

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The following information was filed by on Thursday, August 29, 2019 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-Q Quarterly Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.

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