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WhiteWave Foods Reports Record Third Quarter 2014 Results

  • Adjusted Diluted Earnings per Share Increased 42% to $0.27, Excluding China Joint Venture
  • Organic Net Sales Increased 12%, Excluding Results of Earthbound; Total Net Sales Increased 34% to $857 Million
  • Adjusted Operating Income Grew Over 50% to $82 Million; Continued Strong Operating Margin Expansion
  • Q4 2014 Guidance of $0.26 - $0.27 Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share, Excluding China Joint Venture
  • Full Year 2014 Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share Guidance Increased From $0.98 to $1.00 To $0.99 to $1.00 and Updated to Now Include Over $0.02 Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share Dilutive Impact Related to Recent Senior Notes Issuance

DENVER, Nov. 10, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The WhiteWave Foods Company (NYSE:WWAV) today reported record results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2014, driven by continued growth across all platforms.

Financial Summary: Three Months Ended September 30,
In millions, except EPS 2014 2013 % Change*
Net Sales $857 $639 +34%
Organic Net Sales $717 $639 +12%
Operating Income
GAAP $73 $42 +74%
Adjusted $82 $54 +50%
Net Income
GAAP $41 $24 +68%
Adjusted $47 $34 +38%
Diluted Earnings per Share (EPS)
GAAP $0.23 $0.14 +65%
Adjusted $0.26 $0.19 +35%
Adjusted, excluding China Joint Venture $0.27 $0.19 +42%
EBITDA
Adjusted $111 $77 +45%
Adjusted, excluding China Joint Venture $114 $77 +48%
*Certain change percentages may not recalculate using the rounded dollar amounts provided

WhiteWave reported third quarter 2014 adjusted diluted earnings per share of $0.27, a 42 percent increase compared to third quarter 2013, excluding investments associated with its China joint venture. Including joint venture investments, WhiteWave reported third quarter 2014 adjusted diluted earnings per share of $0.26.

Net sales for the third quarter of 2014 were $857 million, a 34 percent increase from net sales of $639 million in the third quarter of 2013. This growth reflects the inclusion of Earthbound Farm and strong organic growth in both the North America and Europe segments. Excluding Earthbound Farm, organic net sales increased 12 percent due primarily to strong volume growth in both segments.

Adjusted operating income for the third quarter of 2014 increased 50 percent to $82 million, compared to $54 million in the third quarter of 2013, with operating margin expansion of 103 basis points. Excluding corporate costs related to the support of the China joint venture activities, operating margins expanded 116 basis points.

"We reported another quarter of strong financial results, with record net sales and strong operating performance leading to further earnings growth. Our organic net sales growth of 12 percent in the third quarter is the highest rate we achieved this year. Impressive results by our market-leading brands in North America and Europe powered another strong quarter as consumers across continents are increasingly looking for great-tasting, healthy and responsibly produced foods and beverages," said Gregg Engles, chairman and chief executive officer. "We executed on several strategic initiatives in the quarter with the acquisition of So Delicious to drive even further growth in our plant-based businesses, and an enhanced capital structure to support our continued growth plans. We enter the fourth quarter with strong growth momentum across all our businesses, positioning us to finish off 2014 with continued strong results, leading us to increase our full year EPS guidance."

BASIS OF PRESENTATION
Certain financial measures in this release are presented on a non-GAAP, adjusted basis. North America segment financial results for the third quarter of 2014 are adjusted to exclude the expense related to the mark-to-market adjustment on commodity hedges. All other adjustments relate to corporate and other items. See reconciliations at the end of this release for further details and for reconciliations of the non-GAAP measures to GAAP.

NORTH AMERICA SEGMENT
WhiteWave's North America segment consists of four platforms: Plant-based Foods and Beverages, Coffee Creamers and Beverages, Premium Dairy, and Organic Greens and Produce. In the third quarter of 2014, net sales for the North America segment were $728 million, an increase of 36 percent over the third quarter of 2013. Growth in the North America segment reflects increased net sales in every platform, including Earthbound Farm's results in the Organic Greens and Produce platform. Excluding Earthbound Farm, organic net sales for the third quarter of 2014 increased 10 percent from the third quarter of 2013, driven by strong growth across the other three North America platforms. Adjusted operating income for the North America segment increased 43 percent to $84 million in the third quarter, compared to the same period in 2013, driven by the addition of Earthbound Farm and by operating margin expansion of 56 basis points from North America's other three platforms.

North America Segment Summary
In millions Three Months Ended September 30,
2014 2013 % Change
Net Sales $728 $534 +36%
Organic Net Sales $588 $534 +10%
GAAP Segment Operating Income $81 $51 +58%
Adj. Segment Operating Income $84 $59 +43%

Plant-Based Foods & Beverages
In the North America Plant-based Foods and Beverages platform, which includes Silk® soymilk, almondmilk, coconutmilk, and soy yogurts, net sales increased 9 percent in the third quarter of 2014 compared to the third quarter of 2013, driven primarily by increased volumes with additional contribution from price increases. The strong growth experienced in Silk almondmilk continued, with a 30 percent increase in sales in the third quarter of 2014 compared to the same period in 2013. The overall Plant-based Foods and Beverages category remained strong with 15 percent year-over-year category growth in the third quarter. WhiteWave's Silk brand continues to hold the No. 1 market position in almond, as well as in its other product subcategories.

Coffee Creamers & Beverages
In Coffee Creamers and Beverages, which includes coffee creamers and iced coffee under the International Delight®, Dunkin Donuts® and Silk® brands, as well as half and half dairy creamers under the LAND O LAKES® and Horizon Organic® brands, net sales increased 9 percent in the third quarter of 2014 compared to the third quarter of 2013. Sales strength across the creamer portfolio drove increased volumes aided by price increases. The refrigerated creamers category grew 8 percent in the third quarter of 2014, with WhiteWave increasing its dollar share of the category over the quarter.

Premium Dairy
In Premium Dairy, Horizon Organic® net sales increased 13 percent in the third quarter of 2014 compared to the third quarter of 2013, primarily driven by volume growth and some benefit from price increases implemented over the prior twelve months. Growth was broad-based across the Horizon Organic portfolio with some contribution from the recently introduced brand extensions. Demand for organic milk remains high and drove 8 percent growth in the organic milk category in the third quarter, with Horizon Organic maintaining its leading market share.

Organic Greens & Produce
In Organic Greens and Produce, Earthbound Farm®'s third quarter of 2014 net sales were $141 million, a 7 percent increase over the prior year. Sales were driven by growth in organic packaged salads, which comprises the majority of Earthbound Farm's business, as well as increases in frozen products and fresh fruits and vegetables. The organic packaged salads category continues to grow, increasing 14 percent in the third quarter of 2014; with organic packaged salads' share of the total category growing to 25 percent in the third quarter of 2014. Earthbound Farm continues to hold the leading share in the organic packaged salad category.

EUROPE SEGMENT
The Europe segment consists of a Plant-based Foods and Beverages platform that operates primarily under the Alpro® brand. Net sales in the segment increased 24 percent on a reported basis in the third quarter of 2014 compared to the third quarter of 2013, and increased 21 percent on a constant currency basis. Operating income in the segment increased 82 percent to $14 million for the third quarter of 2014, compared to the same period in 2013, with operating margin expansion of 338 basis points during the quarter.

Europe Segment Summary
In millions Three Months Ended September 30,
2014 2013 % Change
Net Sales $129 $104 +24%
Segment Operating Income $14 $8 +82%

Net sales growth in Europe was led by continued rapid growth in almond beverages, and continued strong growth in soy beverages, non-dairy yogurts and plant-based creams. Alpro continues to hold the leading market position across its core Western European geographies, with a composite share of 42 percent.

OTHER ITEMS

So Delicious Acquisition
On October 31, 2014, WhiteWave announced it completed the acquisition of So Delicious® for a purchase price of approximately $195 million in cash. Based in Eugene, Oregon, So Delicious manufactures, markets and distributes plant-based foods and beverages under the So Delicious® Dairy Free brand. The addition of So Delicious to WhiteWave's North America Plant-based Foods & Beverages platform increases capabilities in plant-based yogurt, beverages and creamers, and provides entry into a new category of plant-based frozen desserts. The transaction is expected to be accretive to WhiteWave's earnings in the first 12 months following closing, excluding certain transaction and integration expenses. WhiteWave anticipates significant cost savings opportunities from the extension of the So Delicious business across WhiteWave's existing business platform, capabilities and infrastructure.

Senior Secured Credit Facilities Modification
On August 29, 2014, WhiteWave entered into a third amendment of its senior secured credit facilities to extend maturity dates, reset amortization requirements, increase its revolving credit commitment to $1.0 billion from $850 million, and gain additional operational flexibility. The applicable interest rates and fees under the credit agreement were not modified in the amendment.

Senior Unsecured Notes
On September 17, 2014, WhiteWave issued $500 million in aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured notes. Net proceeds from the sale of the notes were approximately $490.7 million, after deducting underwriting discounts, commission and offering expenses. The proceeds of the sale were utilized to pay down all outstanding borrowings under WhiteWave's senior secured revolving commitment, with the remaining proceeds increasing cash balances which were subsequently utilized in the purchase of So Delicious on October 31, 2014. The notes mature on October 1, 2022 and bear interest at a rate of 5.375 percent per annum payable on April 1 and October 1 of each year, beginning on April 1, 2015.

FORWARD OUTLOOK
In the fourth quarter of 2014, management expects net sales growth to be in the low-thirties on a percentage basis, behind continued growth across all businesses and the inclusion of So Delicious' net sales for part of the quarter, offset by currency fluctuations and by organic milk supply constraints modestly softening growth expectations in the Premium Dairy platform. For full year 2014, management now expects net sales growth in the low to mid-thirties on a percentage basis. Excluding Earthbound Farm, management expects net sales on an organic basis to increase approximately 8 percent in the fourth quarter, resulting in approximately 11 percent organic net sales growth for full year 2014.

Management expects an adjusted total operating income percentage growth rate in the low to mid-forties for the fourth quarter of 2014, driven by continued strong volume growth, cost leverage and further progress on cost improvement and margin expansion initiatives. For full year 2014, management continues to expect adjusted total operating income growth in the mid-forties on a percentage basis.

Interest expense for the fourth quarter of 2014 is expected to be approximately $14 to $15 million reflecting higher interest costs related to the senior unsecured notes issuance completed in the third quarter of 2014. Management estimates its effective tax rate to range between 34 to 35 percent for fourth quarter 2014.

Management is updating and increasing its expectations for full year 2014 adjusted diluted earnings per share from between $0.98 and $1.00 to now be between $0.99 and $1.00, excluding investments in its joint venture in China, despite an expected dilutive impact of over $0.02 adjusted diluted earnings per share for full year 2014 related to higher interest expense as a result of the senior unsecured notes issued in the third quarter of 2014; thereby essentially increasing its full year guidance range by $0.03 and $0.02, respectively on a comparative basis. Management now anticipates the joint venture in China will result in a reduction of approximately $0.06 per diluted earnings per share in 2014, due to increased expenses and other investments related to the expected initial launch of products late in the fourth quarter.

For the fourth quarter of 2014, management expects adjusted diluted earnings per share to range between $0.26 to $0.27, inclusive of an expected approximately $0.02 earnings per share dilutive impact from higher interest expense related to the senior unsecured notes issuance, and excluding a reduction of approximately $0.03 diluted earnings per share from estimated China joint venture investments. The China joint venture is in the process of being commercialized and there are numerous factors that may impact the amount of WhiteWave's estimated investment in the fourth quarter. Management does not anticipate the recently completed acquisition of So Delicious to have a material impact to fourth quarter 2014 adjusted diluted earnings per share, as integration of this business to leverage operational efficiencies is in the very early stages.

Management now projects capital expenditures will be approximately $280 to $290 million for the full year 2014, due in part to beginning projects originally planned for 2015 during the fourth quarter of 2014 to support stronger than anticipated growth. Timing of capital projects may vary and affect the amount of actual investments made in 2014.

"We delivered another quarter of strong top and bottom line results driven by growth across all of our platforms," said Kelly Haecker, executive vice president and chief financial officer. "In the third quarter, we continued to benefit from our increased scale and from past capital investments and pricing actions that led to strong operating performance with significant margin expansion, resulting in 42% earnings per share growth that exceeded the high end of our guidance. We strengthened our balance sheet by proactively addressing our capital structure in the quarter by increasing and extending the maturity of our senior credit facility and locking in attractively priced long-term capital with our inaugural $500 million senior unsecured notes issuance. We entered the fourth quarter very well positioned with a solid balance sheet, a moderate leverage profile and significant liquidity as we look to continue building on our growth momentum to close out 2014 with a strong fourth quarter."

CONFERENCE CALL WEBCAST
A live webcast to discuss WhiteWave's financial results and outlook will be held at 8 am Eastern time today, November 10, 2014 and may be heard by visiting the "Investor Relations" section of the WhiteWave website at www.whitewave.com/investors. The webcast replay of the call will be available for approximately 45 days. A slide presentation and schedule reconciling GAAP to non-GAAP financial information will be available on our website and will accompany the webcast.

EXPLANATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
In addition to the results prepared in accordance with GAAP, we have presented certain non-GAAP financial measures, including adjusted financial information for the periods presented, such as operating income, EBITDA, net income and diluted earnings per share. We present these non-GAAP measures in order to facilitate meaningful evaluation of our operating performance across periods. These adjustments include corporate costs associated with equity awards granted to certain of our executive officers, employees and directors in conjunction with our company's initial public offering in October 2012 (the "IPO Grants"), non-recurring transaction costs related to acquisitions and other investments, non-recurring transition costs related to our separation from Dean Foods Company, the elimination of a gain recognized from the reversal of restructuring costs, and the elimination of non-cash income or expense related to mark-to-market adjustments on interest rate and commodity hedges. These adjustments are intended to provide greater transparency of underlying profit trends and to allow investors to evaluate our business on the same basis as our management, which uses these non-GAAP measures in making financial and operating decisions and evaluating the company's performance. These adjustments are not necessarily indicative of what our actual financial performance would have been during the periods presented and should be viewed in addition to, and not as an alternative to, the company's results prepared in accordance with GAAP. Further details regarding these adjustments are included in the tables below and may be found in a reconciliation schedule posted on the Investor Relations section of the company's website.

ABOUT THE WHITEWAVE FOODS COMPANY
The WhiteWave Foods Company is a leading consumer packaged food and beverage company that manufactures, markets, distributes, and sells branded plant-based foods and beverages, coffee creamers and beverages, premium dairy products and organic produce throughout North America and Europe. The Company is focused on providing consumers with innovative, great-tasting food and beverage choices that meet their increasing desires for nutritious, flavorful, convenient, and responsibly-produced products. The Company's widely-recognized, leading brands distributed in North America include Silk® and So Delicious® plant-based foods and beverages, International Delight® and LAND O LAKES®* coffee creamers and beverages, Horizon Organic® premium dairy products and Earthbound Farm® certified organic salads, fruits and vegetables. Its popular European brands of plant-based foods and beverages include Alpro® and Provamel®. To learn more about WhiteWave, visit www.whitewave.com; and for more information about Earthbound Farm, visit www.ebfarm.com.

* The LAND O LAKES brand is owned by Land O'Lakes, Inc. and is used by license.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
Some of the statements in this press release are "forward-looking" and are made pursuant to the safe harbor provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These "forward-looking" statements include statements under the heading "Forward Outlook" and statements relating to, among other things, projections of net sales, operating income, net income and earnings per share, on an adjusted and GAAP basis, our innovation plans, the success of our cost improvement and margin expansion initiatives, anticipated profit growth and margin expansion, the expected financial impact of our acquisitions of Earthbound Farm and So Delicious, the expected impact and timing of additional investments in our joint venture in China and commencement of operations, and other statements that begin with words such as "believe," "expect," "intend," "projects" or "anticipate." These statements involve risks and uncertainties that may cause results to differ materially from the statements set forth in this press release. Financial projections are based on a number of assumptions, and actual results could be materially different than projected if those assumptions are erroneous. The company's ability to meet targeted financial and operating results depend on a variety of economic, competitive, and governmental factors, including raw material availability and costs, the demand for the company's products and the company's ability to access capital under its credit facilities or otherwise, many of which are beyond the company's control and which are described in the company's 2013 Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 28, 2014 as subsequently updated on September 11, 2014 in the Current Report on Form 8-K, and in our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. The company's ability to profit from its branding initiatives depends on a number of factors, including consumer acceptance of the company's products. Our growth plans depend, in part, on our ability to innovate successfully and on a cost-effective basis. Our financial outlook for the fourth quarter and full year 2014 may be impacted by our ability or inability to effectively integrate and operate our Earthbound Farm business acquired on January 2, 2014, and recently acquired So Delicious business, and the amount of our future additional investments in our joint venture in China and timeline for the joint venture to commence operations. The company's expected operating income growth will depend in part on its ability to cost effectively expand capacity. The forward-looking statements in this press release speak only as of the date of this release. The company expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to such statements to reflect any change in its expectations with regard thereto or any changes in the events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based.

The WhiteWave Foods Company
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(Unaudited, GAAP Basis)
Three months ended September 30,
2014 2013
(In thousands, except share and per share data)
Total net sales $ 857,467 $ 638,518
Cost of goods sold 564,711 412,066
Gross profit 292,756 226,452
Operating expenses:
Selling, distribution, and marketing 157,756 131,548
General and administrative 61,653 45,364
Asset disposal and exit costs -- 7,400
Total operating expenses 219,409 184,312
Operating income 73,347 42,140
Other expense (income):
Interest expense 9,713 4,459
Other expense (income), net (1,670) 4,129
Total other expense 8,043 8,588
Income before income tax 65,304 33,552
Income tax expense 22,999 9,259
Income before loss in investment in unconsolidated entity 42,305 24,293
Loss in investment in unconsolidated entity (1,448) --
Net income $ 40,857 $ 24,293
Weighted-average common shares:
Basic 174,136,880 173,097,361
Diluted 178,291,434 175,203,342
Net income per share:
Basic $ 0.23 $ 0.14
Diluted $ 0.23 $ 0.14
The WhiteWave Foods Company
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(Unaudited, GAAP Basis)
Nine months ended September 30,
2014 2013
(In thousands, except share and per share data)
Net sales $ 2,525,617 $ 1,823,854
Sales to related parties -- 37,062
Transitional sales fees -- 1,837
Total net sales 2,525,617 1,862,753
Cost of goods sold 1,674,387 1,193,544
Gross profit 851,230 669,209
Operating expenses:
Selling, distribution, and marketing 462,057 395,833
General and administrative 195,569 139,888
Asset disposal and exit costs (704) 7,400
Total operating expenses 656,922 543,121
Operating income 194,308 126,088
Other expense (income):
Interest expense 22,947 13,920
Other expense (income), net 2,687 (4,265)
Total other expense 25,634 9,655
Income before income tax 168,674 116,433
Income tax expense 59,059 36,932
Income before loss in investment in unconsolidated entity 109,615 79,501
Loss in investment in unconsolidated entity (1,991) --
Net income $ 107,624 $ 79,501
Weighted-average common shares:
Basic 173,911,304 173,035,973
Diluted 177,620,641 174,149,095
Net income per share:
Basic $ 0.62 $ 0.46
Diluted $ 0.61 $ 0.46
The WhiteWave Foods Company
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(Unaudited, GAAP Basis)
September 30, 2014 December 31, 2013
(In thousands)
ASSETS
Cash and cash equivalents $ 226,178 $ 101,105
Trade receivables, net of allowance 201,851 146,864
Inventories 197,838 158,569
Deferred income taxes 33,076 26,588
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 38,062 23,095
Total current assets 697,005 456,221
Investment in unconsolidated entity 44,030 --
Property, plant, and equipment, net 928,517 659,683
Identifiable intangible and other assets, net 650,911 394,937
Goodwill 986,278 772,343
Total Assets $ 3,306,741 $ 2,283,184
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
Accounts payable and accrued expenses $ 421,178 $ 357,106
Current portion of debt and capital lease obligations 21,085 15,000
Income tax payable 1,126 14,294
Total current liabilities 443,389 386,400
Long-term debt and capital lease obligations 1,500,795 647,650
Deferred income taxes 262,330 237,765
Other long-term liabilities 41,038 49,930
Total liabilities 2,247,552 1,321,745
Common stock 1,742 1,735
Additional paid-in capital 874,750 851,017
Retained Earnings 224,751 117,127
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (42,054) (8,440)
Total shareholders' equity 1,059,189 961,439
Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity $ 3,306,741 $ 2,283,184
The WhiteWave Foods Company
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(Unaudited, GAAP Basis)
Nine months ended September 30,
2014 2013
(In thousands)
Operating Activities
Net income $ 107,624 $ 79,501
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 82,152 60,552
Share-based compensation expense 21,045 14,317
Amortization of debt issuance costs 2,173 1,810
Other adjustments 1,336 13,873
Net change in operating assets and liabilities, net of acquisition (46,214) (54,734)
Net cash provided by operating activities 168,116 115,319
Investing Activities
Investment in unconsolidated entity (47,285) --
Payments for acquisition, net of cash acquired $5,638 (603,134) --
Payments for property, plant, and equipment (209,337) (103,144)
Proceeds from sale of fixed assets 400 62,166
Net cash used in investing activities (859,356) (40,978)
Financing Activities
Distributions to Dean Foods, net -- (871)
Proceeds from the issuance of debt 1,025,000 --
Other debt related activity (188,416) (58,000)
Other financing activities (16,101) 608
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities 820,483 (58,263)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents (4,170) 1,694
Increase in cash and cash equivalents 125,073 17,772
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 101,105 69,373
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 226,178 $ 87,145
The WhiteWave Foods Company
GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation
(Unaudited)
Three months ended September 30, 2014 Three months ended September 30, 2013
GAAP Adjustments Adjusted GAAP Adjustments Adjusted
(In thousands, except share and per share data)
Total net sales $ 857,467 $ -- $ 857,467 $ 638,518 $ -- $ 638,518
Cost of goods sold 564,711 (718) (a) 563,993 412,066 -- 412,066
Gross profit 292,756 718 293,474 226,452 -- 226,452
Operating expenses:
Selling, distribution, and marketing 157,756 (1,795) (a) 155,961 131,548 -- 131,548
General and administrative 61,653 (5,885) (b) 55,768 45,364 (4,786) (b) 40,578
Asset disposal and exit costs -- -- -- 7,400 (7,400) (c) --
Total operating expenses 219,409 (7,680) 211,729 184,312 (12,186) 172,126
Operating income 73,347 8,398 81,745 42,140 12,186 54,326
Other expense (income):
Interest expense 9,713 (831) (d) 8,882 4,459 -- 4,459
Other expense (income), net (1,670) 1,670 (e) -- 4,129 (4,157) (e) (28)
Total other expense (income) 8,043 839 8,882 8,588 (4,157) 4,431
Income before loss in investment in unconsolidated entity 65,304 7,559 72,863 33,552 16,343 49,895
Income tax expense 22,999 1,777 (f) 24,776 9,259 6,798 (f) 16,057
Loss in investment in unconsolidated entity (1,448) -- (1,448) -- -- --
Net income $ 40,857 $ 5,782 $ 46,639 $ 24,293 $ 9,545 $ 33,838
Earnings per Share:
Basic $ 0.27 (j) $ 0.20 (j)
Diluted $ 0.26 (j) $ 0.19 (j)
Weighted-Average Common Shares:
Basic 174,136,880 (j) 173,097,361 (j)
Diluted 178,291,434 (j) 175,203,342 (j)
Adjusted net income excluding joint venture activities:
Adjusted net income 46,639 33,838
Corporate related joint venture expenses, net of tax 780 (g) --
Loss in investment in unconsolidated entity 1,448 (h) --
Adjusted net income excluding joint venture activities $ 48,867 $ 33,838
Adjusted earnings per share excluding joint venture activities:
Basic $ 0.28 $ 0.20
Diluted $ 0.27 $ 0.19
The WhiteWave Foods Company
GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation
(Unaudited)
Three months ended September 30, 2014 Three months ended September 30, 2013
GAAP Adjustments Adjusted GAAP Adjustments Adjusted
(In thousands) (In thousands)
Income statement amounts by segment:
Total net sales
North America $ 728,279 $ -- $ 728,279 $ 534,177 $ -- $ 534,177
Europe 129,188 -- 129,188 104,341 -- 104,341
Total $ 857,467 $ -- $ 857,467 $ 638,518 $ -- $ 638,518
Operating income
North America $ 81,305 $ 2,513 (a) $ 83,818 $ 51,366 $ 7,400 (c) $ 58,766
Europe 13,730 -- 13,730 7,559 -- 7,559
Total consolidated segment operating income 95,035 2,513 97,548 58,925 7,400 66,325
Corporate and other (21,688) 5,885 (b) (15,803) (16,785) 4,786 (b) (11,999)
Total operating income $ 73,347 $ 8,398 $ 81,745 $ 42,140 $ 12,186 $ 54,326
The WhiteWave Foods Company
Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA
(Unaudited)
Three months ended September 30,
2014 2013
(In thousands)
Net income $ 40,857 $ 24,293
Interest expense, net 9,713 4,459
Income tax expense 22,999 9,259
Depreciation and amortization 27,284 20,573
EBITDA $ 100,853 $ 58,584
Transaction, asset disposal & transition costs (b), (c) 3,260 9,676
Mark to market adjustments on economic hedge losses (a), (e) 843 4,157
IPO grants & non-cash stock-based compensation (b), (i) 6,066 4,208
Adjusted EBITDA $ 111,022 $ 76,625
Corporate related joint venture expenses (g) $ 1,182 $ --
Loss in investment in unconsolidated entity (h) 1,448 --
Adjusted EBITDA excluding joint venture activities $ 113,652 $ 76,625
The WhiteWave Foods Company
GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation
(Unaudited)
Nine months ended September 30, 2014 Nine months ended September 30, 2013
GAAP Adjustments Adjusted GAAP Adjustments Adjusted
(In thousands, except share and per share data)
Total net sales $2,525,617 $ -- $ 2,525,617 $1,862,753 $ -- $ 1,862,753
Cost of goods sold 1,674,387 (718) (a) 1,673,669 1,193,544 -- 1,193,544
Gross profit 851,230 718 851,948 669,209 -- 669,209
Operating expenses:
Selling, distribution, and marketing 462,057 (1,795) (a) 460,262 395,833 -- 395,833
General and administrative 195,569 (20,335) (b) 175,234 139,888 (14,425) (b) 125,463
Asset disposal and exit costs (704) 704 (c) -- 7,400 (7,400) (c) --
Total operating expenses 656,922 (21,426) 635,496 543,121 (21,825) 521,296
Operating income 194,308 22,144 216,452 126,088 21,825 147,913
Other expense (income):
Interest expense 22,947 (831) (d) 22,116 13,920 -- 13,920
Other expense (income), net 2,687 (2,687) (e) -- (4,265) 3,992 (e) (273)
Total other expense (income) 25,634 (3,518) 22,116 9,655 3,992 13,647
Income before loss in investment in unconsolidated entity 168,674 25,662 194,336 116,433 17,833 134,266
Income tax expense 59,059 8,171 (f) 67,230 36,932 7,394 (f) 44,326
Loss in investment in unconsolidated entity (1,991) -- (1,991) -- -- --
Net income $ 107,624 $ 17,491 $ 125,115 $ 79,501 $ 10,439 $ 89,940
Earnings per Share:
Basic $ 0.72 (j) $ 0.52 (j)
Diluted $ 0.70 (j) $ 0.52 (j)
Weighted-Average Common Shares:
Basic 173,911,304 (j) 173,035,973 (j)
Diluted 177,620,641 (j) 174,149,095 (j)
Adjusted net income excluding joint venture activities:
Adjusted net income 125,115 89,940
Corporate related joint venture expenses, net of tax 2,722 (g) --
Loss in investment in unconsolidated entity 1,991 (h) --
Adjusted net income excluding joint venture activities $ 129,828 $ 89,940
Adjusted earnings per share excluding joint venture activities:
Basic $ 0.75 $ 0.52
Diluted $ 0.73 $ 0.52
The WhiteWave Foods Company
GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation
(Unaudited)
Nine months ended September 30, 2014 Nine months ended September 30, 2013
GAAP Adjustments Adjusted GAAP Adjustments Adjusted
(In thousands) (In thousands)
Income statement amounts by segment:
Total net sales
North America $ 2,142,402 $ -- $ 2,142,402 $ 1,555,023 $ -- $ 1,555,023
Europe 383,215 -- 383,215 307,730 -- 307,730
Total $ 2,525,617 $ -- $ 2,525,617 $ 1,862,753 $ -- $ 1,862,753
Operating income
North America $ 229,932 $ 1,809 (a),(c) $ 231,741 $ 157,266 $ 7,400 (c) $ 164,666
Europe 38,139 -- 38,139 22,109 -- 22,109
Total consolidated segment operating income 268,071 1,809 269,880 179,375 7,400 186,775
Corporate and other (73,763) 20,335 (b) (53,428) (53,287) 14,425 (b) (38,862)
Total operating income $ 194,308 $ 22,144 $ 216,452 $ 126,088 $ 21,825 $ 147,913
The WhiteWave Foods Company
Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA
(Unaudited)
Nine months ended September 30,
2014 2013
(In thousands)
Net income $ 107,624 $ 79,501
Interest expense, net 22,947 13,920
Income tax expense 59,059 36,932
Depreciation and amortization 82,152 60,552
EBITDA $ 271,782 $ 190,905
Transaction, asset disposal & transition costs (b), (c) 10,850 14,691
Mark to market adjustments on economic hedges (gains)/losses (a), (e) 5,199 (3,992)
IPO grants & non-cash stock-based compensation (b), (i) 24,935 15,583
Adjusted EBITDA $ 312,766 $ 217,187
Corporate related joint venture expenses (g) $ 4,161 $ --
Loss in investment in unconsolidated entity (h) 1,991 --
Adjusted EBITDA excluding joint ventue activities $ 318,918 $ 217,187

The adjusted results differ from WhiteWave's results under GAAP due to the following:

(a) The adjustment reflects elimination of the expense related to the mark-to-market adjustment on commodity hedges.

  • $2.5 million for the three months ended September 30, 2014.
  • $2.5 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2014.

(b) The adjustment reflects:

i. Elimination of stock compensation expense for the IPO grants.

  • $2.6 million for the three months ended September 30, 2014.
  • $2.5 million for the three months ended September 30, 2013.
  • $8.8 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2014.
  • $7.1 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2013.

ii. Elimination of non-recurring transaction costs related to acquisitions and other investments.

  • $2.9 million for the three months ended September 30, 2014.
  • $nil million for the three months ended September 30, 2013.
  • $10.3 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2014.
  • $nil million for the nine months ended September 30, 2013.

iii. Elimination of non-recurring transition costs related to the separation from Dean Foods Company.

  • $0.3 million for the three months ended September 30, 2014.
  • $1.5 million for the three months ended September 30, 2013.
  • $1.2 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2014.
  • $5.8 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2013.

iv. Elimination of non-recurring transaction costs related to the July 2013 registered public offering by Dean Foods Company of WhiteWave shares.

  • $nil million for the three months ended September 30, 2014.
  • $0.8 million for the three months ended September 30, 2013.
  • $nil million for the nine months ended September 30, 2014.
  • $1.4 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2013.

(c) The adjustment reflects elimination of asset disposal and exit costs.

i. Elimination of the non-cash write-down of the assets of the dairy farm located in Idaho.

  • $nil million for the three months ended September 30, 2014.
  • $7.4 million for the three months ended September 30, 2013.
  • $(0.4) million for the nine months ended September 30, 2014.
  • $7.4 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2013.

ii. Elimination of the restructuring costs in connection with the sale of the dairy farm in Idaho.

  • $nil million for the three months ended September 30, 2014.
  • $nil million for the three months ended September 30, 2013.
  • $(0.3) million for the nine months ended September 30, 2014.
  • $nil million for the nine months ended September 30, 2013.

(d) The adjustment reflects elimination of expense related to debt issuance costs written off as a result of the debt modification.

  • $0.8 million for the three months ended September 30, 2014.
  • $0.8 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2014.

(e) The adjustment reflects elimination of the (income) expense related to the mark-to-market adjustment on interest rate hedges.

  • $(1.7) million for the three months ended September 30, 2014.
  • $4.2 million for the three months ended September 30, 2013.
  • $2.7 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2014.
  • ($4.0) million for the nine months ended September 30, 2013.

(f) Income tax in the adjustments columns represent the adjustment to income tax expense required to arrive at an adjusted effective tax rate on adjusted net income.

(g) The adjustment reflects the elimination of administrative costs incurred to manage our China Joint Venture investment.

  • $1.2 million ($0.8 million, net of tax) for the three months ended September 30, 2014.
  • $4.2 million ($2.7 million, net of tax) for the nine months ended September 30, 2014.

(h) The adjustment reflects the elimination of the loss incurred on the investment in the China Joint Venture.

  • $1.4 million for the three months ended September 30, 2014.
  • $2.0 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2014.

(i) The adjustment reflects non-cash related stock-based compensation expense, excluding amounts already included in IPO grants.

  • $3.4 million for the three months ended September 30, 2014.
  • $1.7 million for the three months ended September 30, 2013.
  • $16.2 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2014.
  • $8.4 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2013.

(j) On May 23, 2013, Dean Foods distributed to its stockholders an aggregate of 47,686,000 shares of our Class A common stock and 67,914,000 shares of our Class B common stock as a pro rata dividend on shares of Dean Foods common stock outstanding. For 2013 quarter-to-date, the number of shares used to compute basic earnings per share is 173,097,361 which is comprised of 109,612,955 shares of Class A common stock and 63,484,406 shares of Class B common stock on a weighted average basis. For 2013 year-to-date, the number of shares used to compute basic earnings per share is 173,035,973, which is comprised of 63,917,983 shares of Class A common stock and 109,117,990 shares of Class B common stock on a weighted average basis. The number of shares used to compute diluted earnings per share includes the dilutive impact of stock options and RSUs. In May 2014, the Company's sole outstanding class of capital stock was reclassified as common stock.

For the three months and nine months ended September 30, 2014, the number of shares used to compute basic earnings per shares is 174,136,880 and 173,911,304 respectively, which is comprised entirely of common stock on a weighted average basis. The number of shares used to compute diluted earnings per share includes the dilutive impact of stock options and RSUs.

CONTACT: Investor Relations: Dave Oldani +1 (303) 635-4747 Media: Molly Keveney +1 (303) 635-4529

Source:WhiteWave Foods