Cal-Maine Foods Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2014 Results Business Wire JACKSON, Miss. -- September 30, 2013 Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ: CALM) today announced results forthe first quarter of fiscal 2014 ended August 31, 2013. For the first quarter of fiscal 2014, net sales were $319.5 million, an increase of 17 percent compared with net sales of $272.9millionfor the first quarter of fiscal 2013. The Company reported net income of $8.8million,or $0.36 per basic and diluted share, for the first quarter of fiscal 2014 compared withnet income of $9.4million, or$0.39 per basic and diluted share, for the year-earlier period. Dolph Baker, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Cal-Maine Foods, Inc., stated, “We are pleased with our sales performance for the first quarter of fiscal 2014, marking a strong start to fiscal 2014. These results reflect higher volumes and higher average selling prices compared with the first quarter last year. Specialty eggs have continued to gain in popularity with consumers and accounted for 16.2 percent of dozens sold and 24.6 percent of total shell egg sales for the first quarter. The average selling price of specialty eggs also increased 5.5 percent over the first quarter last year. Cal-Maine Foods is well positioned to capitalize on the growing demand for specialty eggs and we will continue to focus on enhancing our product mix with a full complement of conventional, cage-free, organic and nutritionally enhanced eggs. “Our operations have run well this summer, however, our overall production costs were higher during the first quarter than a year ago,” added Baker. “Market prices for grain have remained high through the first quarter and our feed costs were up 3.4 cents per dozen, or 6.7percent, compared with the same period last year. However, we are encouraged by the favorable growing conditions this summer, which have improved the yield of this year’s corn and soybean crops. As a result, prices have already come down from the previous high levels and we expect to incur lower feed costs for the remainder of fiscal 2014. Regardless of market conditions, we remain focused on managing our operations efficiently and meeting the needs of our customers. We believe we have the right growth strategy in place and look forward to the opportunities ahead for Cal-Maine Foods in fiscal 2014.” For the first quarter of fiscal 2014, Cal-Maine Foods will pay a cash dividend of approximately $0.068 pershare to holders of its common and Class A common stock. Pursuant to Cal-Maine Foods’ variable dividend policy, in each quarter for which the Company reports net income, the Company pays a cash dividend to shareholders in an amount equal to one-third of such quarterly income. No dividends are paid in a quarter for which the Company does not report net income. The Company experienced a loss of $3.8 million, or $0.16 per share, in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013, due to the previously disclosed settlement of a direct purchaser class claim against the Company, resulting in a one-time charge of $17.0 million, or $0.71 per basic share, after tax. Therefore, the Company did not pay a dividend for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013. The dividend for the first quarter of fiscal 2014 is calculated on a cumulative basis from the date of the last quarter for which a dividend was paid. The amount of net income available for the dividend calculation is therefore reduced by the previous quarter’s loss. The amount paid could vary slightly based ontheamount of outstanding shares on the record date. The dividend is payable November 14,2013, to shareholdersof record on October 30, 2013. Selected operating statistics for the first quarter of fiscal 2014 compared with the prior year periodareshown below: 13 Weeks Ended August 31, September 1, 2013 2012 Dozen Eggs Sold (000) 242,549 210,061 Dozen Eggs Produced (000) 179,727 157,902 % Specialty Sales (dozen) 16.2 % 16.1 % Net Average Selling Price (dozen) $ 1.253 $ 1.238 Feed Cost (dozen) $ 0.544 $ 0.510 % Specialty Sales Dollars 24.6 % 23.5 % On November 15, 2012, the Company purchased the commercial egg assets of Maxim Production Co., Inc. Excluding the acquisition, for the thirteen-week period ended August 31, 2013, net sales were $291.6 million and dozens sold were 218.3 million, an increase of $18.7 million and 8.2 million dozen compared to the same period last year. Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. is primarily engaged in the production, grading, packing and saleof fresh shelleggs, including conventional, cage-free, organic and nutritionally-enhanced eggs. TheCompany, whichis headquartered inJackson, Mississippi, is the largest producer and distributor of fresh shell eggs in the UnitedStates and sellsthemajority of its shell eggs in approximately 29states across the southwestern, southeastern, mid-western and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. Statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statementsas that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The forward-looking statements are based on management’s current intent, belief, expectations, estimates and projections regarding our company and our industry. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factorsthat are difficult to predict and may be beyond our control. The factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements include, among others, (i) the risk factors set forth in Item 1A of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 1, 2013, as updated by our subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K), (ii)therisks and hazards inherent in the shell egg business (including disease, pests, weather conditionsand potential for recall), (iii)changes in the demand for and market prices of shell eggs and feed costs, (iv) risks, changes or obligations that could result from our future acquisition of newflocks or businesses, and (v) adverse resultsin pending litigationmatters. SEC filings may beobtained fromthe SEC or the Company’s website, www.calmainefoods.com. Readers are cautionednot to place undue reliance on forward-looking statementsbecause, while we believetheassumptions on whichthe forward-looking statements are based are reasonable, therecan be no assurance that these forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate. Further,the forward-looking statementsincluded herein are only made as of the respective dates thereof, or if nodate is stated, as of thedate hereof. Except as otherwise required by law, we disclaim any intentor obligation to updatepublicly these forward-looking statements, whether as aresult of new information, future events or otherwise. CAL-MAINE FOODS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS SUMMARY STATEMENTS OF INCOME (Unaudited) (In thousands, except per share amounts) 13 Weeks Ended August 31, September 1, 2013 2012 Net sales $ 319,528 $ 272,928 Gross profit 44,911 44,715 Operating income 11,070 15,597 Other income (loss) 2,711 (896 ) Income before income taxes and noncontrolling 13,781 14,701 interest Income before income taxes attributable to 13,639 14,596 Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. Net income $ 8,756 $ 9,415 Net income per share: Basic $ 0.36 $ 0.39 Diluted $ 0.36 $ 0.39 Weighted average shares outstanding Basic 24,039 23,921 Diluted 24,131 23,958 SUMMARY BALANCE SHEETS August 31, June 1, 2013 2013 ASSETS Cash and short-term investments $ 164,232 $ 182,888 Receivables 84,463 82,586 Inventories 145,083 147,993 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 5,047 1,414 Current assets 398,825 414,881 Property, plant and equipment (net) 269,522 266,008 Other noncurrent assets 57,973 64,738 Total assets $ 726,320 $ 745,627 LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY Accounts payable and accrued expenses $ 74,266 $ 99,827 Current maturities of long-term debt 9,878 10,373 Deferred income taxes 21,251 19,995 Current liabilities 105,395 130,195 Long-term debt, less current maturities 52,415 54,647 Deferred income taxes and other liabilities 42,844 42,741 Stockholders' equity 525,666 518,044 Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 726,320 $ 745,627 Contact: Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. Dolph Baker, 601-948-6813 Chairman, President and CEO or Timothy A. Dawson, 601-948-6813 Vice President and CFO
Cal-Maine Foods Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2014 Results
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