Darling Ingredients sees improved second quarter results

Net sales hit $1 billion, due to newly acquired operations

Darling Ingredients Inc., a global developer and producer of sustainable natural ingredients from edible and inedible bio-nutrients, creating a wide range of ingredients and customized specialty solutions for customers in the pharmaceutical, food, pet food, feed, technical, fuel, bioenergy, and fertilizer industries, announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 28, 2014.

Net sales for the second quarter of 2014 increased to $1.0 billion, compared with $423.6 million in the same period of 2013, attributable to newly acquired operations. Operating income in the second quarter of 2014 was $75.5 million reflecting an increase of $24.7 million or 49 percent as compared to income for the same period of 2013. Results include a $5.0 million increase to cost of sales related to the inventory step-up associated with required purchase accounting for the VION Acquisition and $4.2 million associated with continued acquisition and integration costs of Rothsay and the VION Acquisition.

“We posted a respectable second quarter performance, which now reflects full contributions from our newly acquired operations around the world,” said Randall Stuewe, Darling Ingredients Inc. chairman and CEO.

“During the second quarter, the Feed Ingredients Segment delivered a solid performance led by North American operations. Protein and fat values remained strong around the globe. Our Bakery Feeds unit delivered a nice performance sequentially but continues to feel the pressure of eroding corn prices. Canada delivered notable earnings and Europe remained a steady contributor to operating income,” said Stuewe. “In general, our raw material volumes were steady around the globe and margins remained healthy.”

Other results

Second quarter 2014 net income was $32.8 million, or $0.20 per diluted share, compared with net income of $26.4 million, or $0.22 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2013. The company’s second quarter 2014 results include the following after tax costs:

  • $3.5 million ($0.02 per diluted share) related to a non-cash inventory step-up associated with the required purchase accounting for the VION Acquisition related to the portion of acquired inventory sold during the period
  • $2.6 million ($0.01 per diluted share) associated with the acquisition and integration of Rothsay and VION during the quarter. Net income and diluted earnings per common share, adjusted to eliminate the one-time costs listed above, would have been $38.9 million and $0.24 per diluted share, respectively.