CRANBURY, N.J., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Innophos Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: IPHS), a leading specialty phosphates producer in North America, today announced its financial results for the second quarter 2009.
Second Quarter Results
Randy Gress, CEO of Innophos, commented on the results, "Even though U.S. and Canada volumes increased 7.7% from the first quarter 2009, and Specialty Salts and Specialty Acids increased 9.6% across the Company, year over year revenues were down in the second quarter. The lower volumes reflect the continuing recession, limited reformulation, increased competitive pressure and our inability to respond in certain instances because of the current rock cost for Mexico. While we experienced increases in raw material costs this quarter, we were able to maintain nearly breakeven operations in Mexico under competitive pricing and lower demand conditions. Through more flexible sourcing and manufacturing, we have continued to optimize our cost positions across our system. We are continuing to run the overall business profitably despite the downside of the fertilizer market cycle and its effects upon our raw material supply."
Segment Results 2Q 2009 Versus 2Q 2008
On a sequential basis, management currently expects that third quarter 2009 volumes, excluding GTSP fertilizer sales, could increase 5% to 10% from those experienced in the second quarter 2009. The Company expects its third quarter 2009 raw material cost structure on a constant volume and mix basis to be $5 to $7 million higher than the second quarter 2009 due to higher phosphate rock and phosphoric acid costs in Mexico and the mix of phosphoric acid supply in the United States and Canada. Approximately half of this increased cost will be offset by lower restructured fixed costs.
Looking beyond the third quarter 2009, overall volumes are uncertain and dependent on the depth and length of the recession and overall competitive intensity. Selling prices are expected to trend down throughout the year, but cost structure for the fourth quarter 2009 is expected to remain relatively stable with the third quarter 2009 on a constant volume and mix basis.
Management now expects the Coatzacoalcos, Mexico complex to operate for the full year 2009 at significantly reduced levels from earlier expectations due to continued reduced fertilizer demand, increased competitive pressure, largely from China, and the inability to respond in certain instances because of the current rock cost for Mexico. As previously reported, Innophos has been in arbitration with its phosphate rock supplier, OCP, S.A., over rock prices for 2008 and 2009. Among other things, Innophos has claimed in the arbitration that OCP's pricing actions breached the supply agreement between the parties and damaged the Company. To support its duty of mitigating the claimed damage, the Company is, among other things, buying fertilizer grade acid ("MGA") to operate its Coatzacoalcos site.
On July 17, 2009, OCP added counterclaims asserting Innophos' Mexican subsidiary had breached the phosphate rock exclusivity provision in the agreement by purchasing MGA for processing, breached an implied minimum purchase obligation, and improperly reduced its orders in violation of law.
Management believes the more likely outcome of the pricing issues currently before the arbitrators will be 2008 and 2009 rock prices below the interim prices paid for those years, and that, in light of the state of the record in the proceeding and the quantity of phosphate rock purchased, the range of the contingent liability of having to pay more than the 2008 and 2009 interim prices is up to $7.5 million. Innophos' subsidiary will defend against the counterclaims vigorously and assert multiple defenses that management believes will dispose of the claims in Innophos' favor. Although management has determined that contingent liabilities related to the counterclaims require no amounts to be accrued at this time, if the claims were determined adversely to its subsidiary, it is possible they could have a material adverse effect on Innophos' results of operations or financial condition.
Randy Gress continued, "We have taken a number of actions to deal with a very challenging environment. We have reduced employee costs through headcount reductions and reduced operations. We are reducing the amount of high cost rock we are purchasing by bringing in MGA to convert to purified phosphoric acid. Finally, we are investing in the future to improve the flexibility of the Mexican manufacturing network to increase the capability and capacity for food grade products."
The Company is investing to grow its food, beverage and pharmaceutical phosphate business, especially geographically, and also to diversify its raw material supply long term. Projects are underway in the U.S. to debottleneck and increase production capabilities of various specialty salts. Additionally, in conjunction with the investment in the Coatzacoalcos facility to more than double its existing food grade purified phosphoric acid capacity by the first quarter 2010, the site personnel have conducted successful production tests of several additional food grade salts to enable a shift in focus from detergency to the multiple food market segments served by salts and acid. In addition, evaluation efforts are continuing according to plan on the Baja California Sur, Mexico phosphate mineral rights concessions.
In order to maintain its position as the most reliable specialty phosphates supplier to its customers, the Company has also recently launched an enterprise resource planning ("ERP") system and business process redesign project to upgrade its technology. Future expenditures on the ERP project are expected to total approximately $18 to $21 million by the end of 2010, with approximately two-thirds of the amount as capital expenditures and one-third as operating expense.
Management continues to project total 2009 capital expenditures to approximate $30 million.
As previously reported, Innophos' Mexican subsidiary has been contesting fresh water tax assessments for 1998 to 2002 of approximately $25 million (plus interest) sought to be collected by the Mexican National Waters Commission, or CNA. The case was up on a second appeal by the agency from the Mexican tax court that had previously ruled in Innophos' favor. On July 31, 2009, Mexican counsel advised that the case was being remanded again by the intermediate appellate court to the tax court, either to address CNA's arguments or for further proceedings on numerous remaining defenses asserted by our subsidiary. Due to the summer court holiday in Mexico, the full appellate decision is not expected to be available for a number of weeks. Nevertheless, in the event of a liability for the assessment in question, Innophos has obtained a final judgment in the New York State courts that it is entitled to full indemnity from Rhodia, S.A. from whom Innophos acquired the Mexican subsidiary in 2004. Management has not changed its view that an accrual is not required.
About Innophos Holdings, Inc.
Innophos Holdings, Inc. (www.innophos.com), the holding company for a leading North American manufacturer of specialty phosphates, serves a diverse range of customers across multiple applications, geographies and channels. Innophos offers a broad suite of products used in a wide variety of food and beverage, consumer products, pharmaceutical and industrial applications. Innophos' market-leading positions derive from its experience and dedication to customer service and innovation. Headquartered in Cranbury, New Jersey, Innophos has manufacturing operations in Nashville, TN; Chicago Heights, IL; Chicago (Waterway), IL; Geismar, LA; Port Maitland, ON (Canada); and Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz and Mission Hills, Guanajuato (Mexico). 'IPHS-E'
Financial Tables Follow
Conference Call Details
The conference call is scheduled for Tuesday, August 4, 2009 at 10:00 am ET and can be accessed by dialing 888-713-4205 (U.S.) or 617-213-4862 (international) and entering passcode 74063199. Please dial in approximately 15 minutes ahead of the start time to ensure timely entry to the call. A replay will be available between 12:00 pm ET on August 4 and 1:00 pm ET on August 18, 2009. The replay is accessible by dialing 888-286-8010 (U.S.) or 617-801-6888 (international) and entering passcode 83500220.
Safe Harbor for Forward-Looking and Cautionary Statements
This 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. As such, final results could differ from estimates or expectations due to risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to: incomplete or preliminary information; changes in government regulations and policies; continued acceptance of Innophos' products and services in the marketplace; competitive factors; technological changes; Innophos' dependence upon second-party suppliers; and other risks. For any of these factors, Innophos claims the protection of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended.
Summary Profit & Loss Statement - Second Quarter
INNOPHOS HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations (Unaudited) (Dollars In thousands, except per share amounts or share amounts) Three months Three months ended ended June 30, June 30, 2009 2008 ---- ---- Net sales $166,766 $264,000 Cost of goods sold 117,371 156,135 ------ ------- Gross profit 49,395 107,865 ------ ------- Operating expenses: Selling, general and administrative 17,427 17,363 Research & development expenses 533 551 --- --- Total operating expenses 17,960 17,914 ------ ------ Operating income 31,435 89,951 Interest expense, net 3,612 8,443 Foreign exchange gain (690) (294) Other loss (income), net 208 (158) --- ---- Income before income taxes 28,305 81,960 Provision for income taxes 10,696 22,673 ------- ------- Net income $17,609 $59,287 ======= ======= Diluted Earnings Per Share $0.81 $2.74 Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding: 21,852,810 21,638,546 Dividends paid per share of common stock $0.17 $0.17 Dividends declared per share of common stock $0.17 $0.17
Segment Reporting - Second Quarter
The company reports its operations in three segments -- United States, Mexico and Canada, each of which sells the entire portfolio of products. The primary performance indicators for the chief operating decision maker are sales and operating income, with sales on a ship-from basis. The following table sets forth the historical results of these indicators by segment:
Three months Three months ended ended Net June 30, June 30, Sales % 2009 2008 Change ---- ---- -------- Segment Net Sales United States $115,594 $117,427 (1.6%) Mexico 39,422 137,527 (71.3%) Canada 11,750 9,046 29.9% -------- -------- ------- Total $166,766 $264,000 (36.8%) ======== ======== ======= Segment Operating Income United States $28,615 $13,057 Mexico (1,697) 75,526 Canada 4,517 1,368 ------- ------- Total $31,435 $89,951 ======= ======= Segment Operating Income % of net sales United States 24.8% 11.1% Mexico (4.3%) 54.9% Canada 38.4% 15.1%
Price / Volume - Second Quarter
The Company calculates pure selling price dollar variances as the selling price for the current period minus the selling price for the prior period, and then multiplies the resulting selling price difference by the prior period volume. The selling price dollar variance is then divided by the prior period sales dollars to calculate the percentage change. Volume/mix variance is calculated as the total sales variance minus the selling price variance.
The following table illustrates for the three months ended June 30, 2009 the percentage changes in net sales by reportable segment compared with the same period of the prior year, including the effect of price and volume/mix changes upon revenue:
Price Volume/Mix Total ----- ---------- ----- United States 42.3% (43.9%) (1.6%) Canada 45.9% (16.0%) 29.9% Mexico (35.5%) (35.8%) (71.3%)
The following table illustrates for the three months ended June 30, 2009 the percentage changes in net sales by major product lines compared with the same period of the prior year, including the effect of price and volume/mix changes upon revenue:
Price Volume/Mix Total ----- ---------- ----- Purified Phosphoric Acid 4.3% (60.5%) (56.2%) Specialty Salts and Specialty Acids 36.5% (35.1%) 1.4% STPP & Other Products (44.3%) (26.2%) (70.5%)
Summary Cash Flow Statement
INNOPHOS HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited) (Dollars in thousands) Six months Six months ended ended June 30, June 30, 2009 2008 ---- ---- Cash flows from operating activities Net income $47,853 $68,543 Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided from operating activities: Depreciation and amortization 23,849 27,139 Amortization of deferred financing charges 2,269 1,365 Deferred income tax provision (benefit) 3,473 (1,351) Deferred profit sharing (230) 462 Share-based compensation 1,219 1,453 Gain on retirement of bonds (3,500) - Changes in assets and liabilities: Increase in restricted cash (1,748) - Decrease (increase) in accounts receivable 12,567 (43,235) Decrease (increase) in inventories 31,243 (25,570) Decrease (increase) in other current assets 1,187 (1,600) Decrease in accounts payable (6,812) (567) Increase in other current liabilities 4,615 18,051 Changes in other long-term assets and liabilities 674 (482) --- ---- Net cash provided from operating activities 116,659 44,208 ------- ------ Cash flows from investing activities: Capital expenditures (7,640) (9,267) ------ ------ Net cash used for investing activities (7,640) (9,267) ------ ------ Cash flows from financing activities: Proceeds from exercise of stock options 576 48 Principal repayment of senior unsecured notes (6,500) - Principal payments of term-loan (126,500) (1,000) Revolver borrowing, net - 10,000 Deferred financing costs (1,050) - Excess tax benefits from exercise of stock options 2 - Dividends paid (7,201) (7,100) ------ ------ Net cash (used for) provided from financing activities (140,673) 1,948 -------- ----- Net change in cash (31,654) 36,889 Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 125,328 15,661 ------- ------- Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $93,674 $52,550 ======= =======
Summary Balance Sheets
INNOPHOS HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited) (Dollars in thousands) June 30, December 31, 2009 2008 -------- ------------ ASSETS Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $93,674 $125,328 Restricted cash 1,748 - Accounts receivable - trade 66,974 79,541 Inventories 114,067 145,310 Other current assets 38,997 40,184 ------ ------ Total current assets 315,460 390,363 Property, plant and equipment, net 216,534 230,422 Goodwill 51,706 51,706 Intangibles and other assets, net 53,986 55,713 -------- -------- Total assets $637,686 $728,204 ======== ======== LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY Current liabilities: Current portion of long-term debt $- $72,613 Accounts payable, trade and other 19,547 26,359 Other current liabilities 49,131 44,482 ------ ------ Total current liabilities 68,678 143,454 Long-term debt 246,000 309,887 Other long-term liabilities 37,889 32,103 ------- ------- Total liabilities 352,567 485,444 ------- ------- Total stockholders' equity 285,119 242,760 -------- -------- Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $637,686 $728,204 ======== ========
Net debt is a supplemental financial measure that is not required by, or presented in accordance with, USGAAP. The Company believes net debt is helpful in analyzing leverage and as a performance measure for purposes of presentation in this release. The Company defines net debt as total debt less cash and cash equivalents.
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