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Pinnacle Foods Reports Strong 1st Quarter Fiscal 2017 Results

04/27/2017

Company Reaffirms Guidance for the Year

PARSIPPANY, N.J., April 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pinnacle Foods Inc. (NYSE:PF) today reported strong results for the first quarter ended March 26, 2017 and reaffirmed its guidance for Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share for the year. 

Diluted earnings per share, including costs related to the Company’s recent refinancing and other items affecting comparability, decreased 9.5% to $0.19 in the first quarter of 2017, compared to $0.21 in the first quarter of 2016.  Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share1, which excludes items affecting comparability, advanced 25.0% to $0.50, compared to $0.40 in the year-ago period.

Net sales in the first quarter of 2017 increased 1.6% versus year-ago, despite the unfavorable impact of Easter shifting to the second quarter, largely due to strong growth of the Boulder segment, including the carry-over benefit of the Boulder Brands acquisition (three extra weeks), and solid growth of the Company’s Grocery segment.  As expected, net sales in the Frozen segment were unfavorably impacted by the Easter timing.  Composite market share2 advanced 0.8 share points versus year-ago, marking the 12th consecutive quarter of share growth.  

Commenting on the results, Pinnacle Foods Chief Executive Officer Mark Clouse stated, “We are pleased with our strong start to 2017. Our Adjusted Gross Margin advanced a healthy 120 basis points in the quarter, and we posted another period of market share and retail distribution expansion, all while maintaining our operating expense discipline.  Our breakthrough Duncan Hines Perfect Size for 1 innovation launched in the first quarter is off to an exceptionally strong start, and we are equally excited about the Birds Eye new product platforms rolling out now.” 

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1 Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share, as well as other adjusted financial metrics used throughout this release, exclude items affecting comparability and are non-GAAP measures. Please see reconciliation to GAAP measures in the financial tables that accompany this release.

2 Composite market share is based on Pinnacle’s IRI custom category definitions, period ending 3/26/17.

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First Quarter Consolidated Results
Net sales in the first quarter of 2017 increased 1.6% to $766.1 million, compared to net sales of $754.3 million in the year-ago period.  This growth was driven by the aforementioned acquisition carry-over benefit totaling 2.9%, higher net price realization of 0.4%, driven by lower new product introduction expenses versus the year-ago period, and favorable foreign currency translation of 0.1%.  Partially offsetting these positive drivers was lower volume/mix of 1.8%, predominantly reflecting the unfavorable impact of Easter timing.

Gross profit in the first quarter of 2017 increased 6.3% versus year-ago to $211.1 million, or 27.6% of net sales, compared to gross profit of $198.6 million, or 26.3% of net sales, in the prior-year period. This margin expansion reflected growth of the base business and the carry-over benefit of the Boulder Brands acquisition and was primarily driven by strong productivity, the benefit of the net sales growth and items affecting comparability. Partially offsetting these growth drivers was input cost inflation.  Adjusted Gross Profit advanced 6.2% to $218.3 million and, as a percentage of net sales, Adjusted Gross Profit Margin expanded by approximately 120 basis points to 28.5%.

Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) in the first quarter of 2017 increased 38.5% to $111.2 million, compared to EBIT of $80.3 million in the year-ago period. This performance largely reflected the growth in gross profit, lower operating expenses and the benefit of items affecting comparability—most notably integration costs associated with the Boulder Brands acquisition in the year-ago period.  Adjusted EBIT in the first quarter increased 12.8% to $120.5 million, compared to $106.8 million in the year-ago period.

Net interest expense for the quarter increased to $80.7 million, compared to $31.6 million in the year-ago period, driven by items affecting comparability associated with the term loan refinancing the Company completed in February of 2017. Adjusted Net Interest Expense in the first quarter decreased 0.9% to $31.3 million, compared to $31.6 million in the year-ago period.

The effective tax rate (ETR) for the first quarter of 2017 declined to 24.1%, compared to 49.0% in the year-ago period, including items affecting comparability in both periods.  The Adjusted ETR for the quarter was 32.5%, compared to 37.0% in the year-ago period, largely reflecting a 430 basis point benefit in the first quarter of 2017 from stock options exercise activity and the related impact of the adoption of the new accounting standard for stock-based compensation in 2017. 

Net earnings in the first quarter decreased 6.8% to $23.1 million, compared to $24.8 million in the year-ago period.  Adjusted Net Earnings increased 27.1% to $60.2 million, compared to $47.4 million in the year-ago period.

Net cash provided by operating activities totaled $63.0 million in the first quarter of 2017, compared to $76.8 million in the prior year quarter.

First Quarter Segment Results

Frozen
Net sales for the Frozen segment decreased 2.9% to $320.9 million in the first quarter of 2017, compared to $330.5 million in the year-ago period, reflecting lower volume/mix of 4.3%, largely due to the Easter timing impact on the Birds Eye franchise and seafood, as well as the anticipated volume softness early in the first quarter of 2017 resulting from the exceptionally strong Birds Eye performance in the fourth quarter of 2016.  Partially offsetting these timing impacts were higher net price realization of 0.8%, acquisition carry-over benefit of 0.4% and favorable foreign currency translation of 0.2%.

Market share performance for the segment remained very strong, with Birds Eye vegetables and Birds Eye meals gaining 1.7 and 1.9 market share points, respectively, on broad-based strength across each portfolio.  To maintain momentum behind Birds Eye, early in the second quarter of 2017 the Company began the rollout of five new platforms—namely, Birds Eye Veggie Mashers, Birds Eye Vegetable Pasta, Birds Eye Super Food Blends, Birds Eye Organic, and Disney-themed Birds Eye Voila!.

EBIT for the Frozen segment decreased 0.8% to $50.9 million in the first quarter of 2017, compared to $51.3 million in the first quarter of 2016, largely reflecting the impacts of input cost inflation, lower net sales and items affecting comparability, partially offset by strong productivity.  Adjusted EBIT advanced 3.9% to $51.9 million, compared to $49.9 million in the year-ago period.

Grocery
Net sales for the Grocery segment increased 3.4% to $259.4 million in the first quarter of 2017, compared to $250.9 million in the year-ago period, despite the unfavorable impact of the Easter timing. This performance reflected favorable volume/mix of 2.1% and acquisition carry-over benefit of 1.9%, partially offset by unfavorable net price realization of 0.6%, which included the benefit versus year-ago of lower new product introductory expenses.

Growth in the Grocery segment was driven by broad-based strength of the Duncan Hines brand, fueled by the launch of Perfect Size for 1, an ultra-convenient, single-serve baking solution made with real, simple ingredients that are baked in a mug, in the microwave, in one minute.  Also posting strong growth in the quarter was Armour canned meat, partially offset by lower sales of Vlasic pickles.    

Market share performance for the segment was strong, largely driven by strength of Duncan Hines baking products and Armour canned meat, partially offset by Vlasic pickles and syrups.

EBIT for the Grocery segment increased 30.4% to $51.8 million in the first quarter of 2017, compared to $39.7 million in the first quarter of 2016, reflecting the benefits of the net sales growth, strong productivity and the positive impact versus year-ago of items affecting comparability, partially offset by input cost inflation.  Adjusted EBIT increased 14.4% to $52.8 million, compared to $46.1 million in the year-ago period.

Boulder
Net sales for the Boulder segment increased 21.4% to $97.3 million in the first quarter of 2017, compared to $80.2 million in the year-ago period. This performance reflected acquisition carry-over benefit of 19.0%, favorable net price realization of 3.8% and higher volume/mix of 1.7%. Partially offsetting these growth drivers was a 3.1% decline resulting from the wind-down of the Boulder Brands UK operations.

Net sales growth across the segment reflected particular strength of the gardein and EVOL brands, while retail consumption in the quarter advanced 4.2%, despite the segment’s SKU rationalization program. 

EBIT for the Boulder segment totaled $6.7 million in the first quarter of 2017, compared to a loss of $4.5 million in the first quarter of 2016, primarily reflecting the favorable impact versus year-ago of items affecting comparability, largely related to the Boulder Brands acquisition, as well as the favorable impacts of the net sales growth and synergies, partially offset by input cost inflation.  Adjusted EBIT increased 43.5% to $13.2 million, compared to $9.2 million in the year-ago period.

Specialty
Net sales for the Specialty segment declined 4.5% to $88.5 million in the first quarter of 2017, compared to $92.7 million in the prior-year quarter, reflecting a volume/mix decline of 4.4% and lower net price realization of 1.0%, partially offset by acquisition carry-over benefit of 0.9%.  The private label business declined in the quarter, as expected, due to lower sales of USDA stew, as well as the exit of the gardein private label business.

EBIT for the Specialty segment advanced 27.0% to $8.9 million in the first quarter of 2017, compared to $7.0 million in the first quarter of 2016, reflecting productivity and the positive impact versus year-ago of items affecting comparability, partially offset by the net sales performance and input cost inflation.  Adjusted EBIT advanced 21.2% to $9.7 million, compared to $8.0 million in the year-ago period.

Outlook for the Balance of the Year
Forecasted Adjusted Diluted EPS metrics provided below are non-GAAP measures. The Company does not provide guidance for the most directly comparable GAAP measure, diluted EPS, and we similarly cannot provide a reconciliation between our forecasted Adjusted Diluted EPS and diluted EPS metrics without unreasonable effort due to the unavailability of reliable estimates for certain items, such as non-cash gains or losses resulting from mark-to-market adjustments of hedging activities and foreign currency impacts.  These items are not within our control and may vary greatly between periods and could significantly impact future financial results.

The Company reaffirmed its guidance for Adjusted Diluted EPS for 2017 in a range of $2.55 to $2.60, including the benefit to the Company’s Adjusted ETR from the adoption of the new accounting standard for stock-based compensation in 2017. This outlook represents growth versus year-ago of 20% at the midpoint and includes the following assumptions:

  • The impact of Easter in 2017 is expected to shift approximately 2% of net sales and approximately $0.01 of Adjusted Diluted EPS from the first quarter to the second quarter. The Frozen segment and, to a lesser extent, the Grocery segment are expected to be most affected by this shift, due to the seasonal nature of those portfolios.
  • The benefit of the 53rd week is expected to add approximately 1% to net sales and $0.03 to Adjusted Diluted EPS for the year. This impact will benefit the fourth quarter of 2017.
  • Input cost inflation for the year continues to be estimated in the range of 2.5% to 3.0%.
  • Productivity for the year continues to be estimated in the range of 3.5% to 4.0% of cost of products sold, excluding the Boulder Brands acquisition synergies of approximately $15 million that will benefit both gross margin and SG&A overhead.
  • Adjusted Net Interest Expense continues to be forecasted at approximately $123 million.
  • Adjusted ETR for the year, including the benefit of the new accounting standard for stock-based compensation, remains estimated at approximately 35.0%. This forecast assumes that the second quarter rate will approximate the first quarter rate, with the second half expected to be considerably higher. Given the greater-than-expected stock options exercise activity in the first quarter, along with the heavy equity vesting period in the second quarter, the Company plans to provide an update on its Adjusted ETR forecast on its second quarter earnings call in July 2017.      
  • The weighted average diluted share count for the year continues to be estimated at approximately 120 million shares, with the second half of the year higher than the first half.
  • Capital expenditures for the full year are now estimated in the range of $115 million to $125 million.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Pinnacle uses the following non-GAAP financial measures as defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission in its financial communications. These non-GAAP financial measures should be considered as supplements to the GAAP reported measures, should not be considered replacements for, or superior to, the GAAP measures and may not be comparable to similarly named measures used by other companies.

  • Adjusted Gross Profit
  • Adjusted Gross Profit as a % of sales (Adjusted Gross Profit Margin)
  • Adjusted EBITDA
  • Adjusted Earnings Before Interest and Taxes (Adjusted EBIT)
  • Adjusted Net Interest Expense
  • Adjusted Net Earnings
  • Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share
  • Adjusted Effective Income Tax Rate

Adjusted Gross Profit
Pinnacle defines Adjusted Gross Profit as gross profit before accelerated depreciation related to restructuring activities, certain non-cash items, acquisition, merger and other restructuring charges and other adjustments. The Company believes that the presentation of Adjusted Gross Profit is useful to investors in the evaluation of the operating performance of companies in similar industries.  The Company believes this measure is useful to investors because it increases transparency and assists investors in understanding the underlying performance of the Company and in the analysis of ongoing operating trends. In addition, Adjusted Gross Profit is one of the components used to evaluate the performance of Company’s management. Such targets include, but are not limited to, measurement of sales efficiency, productivity measures and recognition of acquisition synergies.

Adjusted EBITDA
Pinnacle defines Adjusted EBITDA as earnings before interest expense, taxes, depreciation and amortization (“EBITDA”), further adjusted to exclude certain non-cash items, non-recurring items and certain other adjustment items permitted in calculating Covenant Compliance EBITDA under the Senior Secured Credit Facility and the indentures governing the Senior Notes. Adjusted EBITDA does not include adjustments for equity-based compensation and certain other adjustments related to acquisitions, both of which are permitted in calculating Covenant Compliance EBITDA.

Management uses Adjusted EBITDA  as a key metric in the evaluation of underlying Company performance, in making financial, operating and planning decisions and, in part, in the determination of cash bonuses for its executive officers and employees. The Company believes this measure is useful to investors because it increases transparency and assists investors in understanding the underlying performance of the Company and in the analysis of ongoing operating trends. Additionally, Pinnacle believes the presentation of Adjusted EBITDA provides investors with useful information, as it is an important component in measuring covenant compliance in accordance with the financial covenants and determining our ability to service debt and meet any payment obligations.  In addition, Pinnacle believes that Adjusted EBITDA is frequently used by analysts, investors and other interested parties in their evaluation of companies, many of which present an Adjusted EBITDA measure when reporting their results. The Company has historically reported Adjusted EBITDA to analysts and investors and believes that its continued inclusion provides consistency in financial reporting and enables analysts and investors to perform meaningful comparisons of past, present and future operating results.  Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered as an alternative to operating or net earnings (loss), determined in accordance with GAAP, as an indicator of the Company’s operating performance, as an alternative to cash flows from operating activities, determined in accordance with GAAP, as an indicator of cash flows, or as a measure of liquidity.

EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA do not represent net earnings or (loss) or cash flow from operations as those terms are defined by Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”) and do not necessarily indicate whether cash flows will be sufficient to fund cash needs. In particular, the definitions of Adjusted EBITDA in the Senior Secured Credit Facility and the indentures allow Pinnacle to add back certain non-cash, extraordinary, unusual or non-recurring charges that are deducted in calculating net earnings or loss. However, these are expenses that may recur, vary greatly and are difficult to predict. While EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA and similar measures are frequently used as measures of operations and the ability to meet debt service requirements, they are not necessarily comparable to other similarly titled captions of other companies due to the potential inconsistencies in the method of calculation.

Adjusted Earnings before Interest and Taxes (Adjusted EBIT)
Adjusted Earnings Before Interest and Taxes is provided because Pinnacle believes it is useful information in understanding our EBIT results by improving the comparability of year-to-year results. Additionally, Adjusted EBIT provides transparent and useful information to management, investors, analysts and other parties in evaluating and assessing the Company and its segments, primary operating results from period to period after removing the impact of unusual, non-operational or restructuring-related activities that affect comparability. Adjusted EBIT is one of the measures management uses for planning and budgeting, monitoring and evaluating financial and operating results and in the analysis of ongoing operating trends.

Adjusted Net Interest Expense
Adjusted Net Interest Expense is provided to assist the reader by eliminating charges which result from refinancing activities or unusual transactions. Management believes that the Adjusted Net Interest Expense measure is useful information to investors in order to demonstrate a measure of interest expense that is associated with the ordinary course of business operations and that it is more comparable to interest expense in prior periods. Pinnacle uses Adjusted Net Interest Expense to conduct and evaluate its business in order to evaluate the effectiveness of the corporation’s financing strategies and to analyze trends in interest expense, absent the effect of unusual transactions.

Adjusted Net Earnings, Adjusted Effective Income Tax Rate and Adjusted Diluted Earnings per Share
Adjusted Net Earnings, Adjusted Effective Income Tax Rate and the related Adjusted Diluted Earnings per Share metrics are provided to present the reader with the after-tax impact of Adjusted EBIT and Adjusted Interest Expense, net in order to improve the comparability and understanding of the related GAAP measures. Adjusted Net Earnings, Adjusted Effective Tax Rate and Adjusted Diluted Earnings per Share provide transparent and useful information to management, investors, analysts and other parties in evaluating and assessing our primary operating results from period to period after removing the impact of unusual, non-operational or restructuring-related activities that affect comparability. Adjusted Net Earnings, Adjusted Effective Income Tax Rate and Adjusted Diluted Earnings per Share are measures used by management for planning and budgeting, monitoring and evaluating financial and operating results.

Conference Call Information
The Company will host a conference call on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 9:30 AM (ET) to discuss the results with members of the investment community. Investors and analysts may access the call by dialing (866) 814-1918 within the United States or Canada and (703) 639-1362 internationally and referencing the conference call name:  Pinnacle Foods Q1 Earnings Call.  A replay of the call will be available, beginning April 27, 2017 at approximately 12:30 PM (ET) until May 11, 2017, by dialing (855) 859-2056 or (404) 537-3406 and referencing access code 38517347. Access to a live audio webcast and replay of the event will be available in the Investor Center section of the Company's corporate website, www.pinnaclefoods.com.

About Pinnacle Foods Inc.
Pinnacle Foods Inc. (NYSE:PF) is a leading manufacturer, marketer and distributor of high-quality branded food products with a mission of unleashing brand potential.  With annual sales in excess of $3 billion, our portfolio includes well-known brands competing in frozen, refrigerated and shelf-stable formats, such as Birds Eye, Birds Eye Voila!, Duncan Hines, Earth Balance, EVOL, gardein, Glutino, Hungry-Man, Log Cabin, Udi’s,  Vlasic, and Wish-Bone, along with many others.  The company is headquartered in Parsippany, NJ and has nearly 5,000 employees across the U.S. and Canada.  For more information, please visit www.pinnaclefoods.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
This release may contain statements that predict or forecast future events or results, depend on future events for their accuracy or otherwise contain "forward-looking information." The words "estimates," "expects," "contemplates," "anticipates," "projects," "plans," "intends," "believes," "forecasts," "may," "should," and variations of such words or similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements are made based on management's current expectations and beliefs concerning future events and various assumptions and are not guarantees of future performance. Actual results may differ materially as a result of various factors, some of which are beyond our control, including but not limited to: general economic and business conditions, deterioration of the credit and capital markets, industry trends, our leverage and changes in our leverage, interest rate changes, changes in our ownership structure, competition, the loss of any of our major customers or suppliers, changes in demand for our products, changes in distribution channels or competitive conditions in the markets where we operate, costs of integrating acquisitions, loss of our intellectual property rights, fluctuations in price and supply of raw materials, seasonality, our reliance on co-packers to meet our manufacturing needs, availability of qualified personnel, changes in the cost of compliance with laws and regulations, including environmental laws and regulations, and the other risks and uncertainties detailed in our filings, including our Form 10-K, with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 23, 2017. There may be other factors that may cause our actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements.  We assume no obligation to update the information contained in this announcement except as required by applicable law.

 
PINNACLE FOODS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (unaudited)
(thousands, except per share data)
 
 Three months ended
 March 26,
 2017
 March 27,
 2016
Net sales$766,074  $754,255 
Cost of products sold555,010  555,688 
Gross profit211,064  198,567 
    
Marketing and selling expenses55,594  58,898 
Administrative expenses36,011  45,888 
Research and development expenses4,021  4,185 
Other expense, net4,230  9,315 
 99,856  118,286 
Earnings before interest and taxes111,208  80,281 
Interest expense80,731  31,640 
Interest income15  77 
Earnings before income taxes30,492  48,718 
Provision for income taxes7,343  23,881 
Net earnings23,149  24,837 
Less: Net earnings attributable to non-controlling interest223  1 
Net earnings attributable to Pinnacle Foods, Inc. and subsidiaries common shareholders$22,926  $24,836 
    
Net earnings per share attributable to Pinnacle Foods, Inc. and subsidiaries common shareholders:   
Basic$0.20  $0.21 
Weighted average shares outstanding - basic117,624  116,117 
Diluted$0.19  $0.21 
Weighted average shares outstanding - diluted119,332  117,613 
Dividends declared$0.285  $0.255 

 

PINNACLE FOODS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (unaudited)
(thousands, except share and per share amounts)
 
 March 26,
2017
 December 25,
2016
Current assets:   
Cash and cash equivalents$141,454  $353,076 
Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $12,469 and $12,335, respectively301,266  289,582 
Inventories454,395  445,491 
Other current assets15,155  10,687 
Total current assets912,270  1,098,836 
Plant assets, net of accumulated depreciation of $513,406 and $491,397, respectively721,065  723,345 
Tradenames2,529,610  2,529,558 
Other assets, net169,462  173,071 
Goodwill2,163,851  2,163,156 
Total assets$6,496,258  $6,687,966 
    
Current liabilities:   
Short-term borrowings$2,954  $2,389 
Current portion of long-term obligations36,204  23,801 
Accounts payable308,018  292,478 
Accrued trade marketing expense45,808  51,054 
Accrued liabilities134,480  166,741 
Dividends payable35,600  35,233 
Total current liabilities563,064  571,696 
Long-term debt2,944,179  3,140,496 
Pension and other postretirement benefits55,421  56,323 
Other long-term liabilities33,844  47,529 
Deferred tax liabilities936,600  922,980 
Total liabilities4,533,108  4,739,024 
Commitments and contingencies   
Shareholders' equity:   
Pinnacle preferred stock: $.01 per share, 50,000,000 shares authorized, none issued   
Pinnacle common stock: par value $.01 per share, 500,000,000 shares authorized;
issued 119,422,754 and 119,127,269, respectively
1,194  1,191 
Additional paid-in-capital1,439,145  1,429,447 
Retained earnings590,226  601,049 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss(36,462) (51,569)
Capital stock in treasury, at cost, 1,000,000 common shares(32,110) (32,110)
Total Pinnacle Foods Inc. and subsidiaries shareholders' equity1,961,993  1,948,008 
Non-controlling interest1,157  934 
Total Equity1,963,150  1,948,942 
Total liabilities and equity$6,496,258  $6,687,966 

 

PINNACLE FOODS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (unaudited)
(thousands)
 
 Three months ended
 March 26,
 2017
 March 27,
 2016
Cash flows from operating activities   
Net earnings$23,149  $24,837 
Non-cash charges (credits) to net earnings   
Depreciation and amortization27,088  24,917 
Amortization of debt acquisition costs and discount on term loan1,580  2,246 
Recognition of deferred costs related to refinancing28,494   
Change in value of financial instruments, including amounts reclassified from Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss from settlement of hedges22,724  (3,892)
Equity-based compensation charges4,109  3,910 
Pension expense, net of contributions(634) 1,135 
Other long-term liabilities(1,473) (468)
Other long-term assets  (1,635)
Foreign exchange gains(233) (784)
Deferred income taxes5,058  12,551 
Changes in working capital (net of effects of acquisition)   
Other liabilities - cash settlement of hedges related to refinancing(20,722)  
Accounts receivable(11,583) (47,189)
Inventories(8,747) 26,468 
Accrued trade marketing expense(5,220) 10,113 
Accounts payable28,680  27,173 
Accrued liabilities(27,328) (13,427)
Other current assets(1,949) 10,803 
Net cash provided by operating activities62,993  76,758 
Cash flows from investing activities   
Business acquisition activity (net of cash acquired)  (985,365)
Capital expenditures(29,243) (33,931)
Proceeds from sale of plant assets679   
Net cash used in investing activities(28,564) (1,019,296)
Cash flows from financing activities   
Proceeds from bank term loans2,262,000  547,250 
Proceeds from notes offerings  350,000 
Repayments of long-term obligations(2,465,700) (2,234)
Proceeds from short-term borrowings1,634  1,023 
Repayments of short-term borrowings(1,068) (1,017)
Repayment of capital lease obligations(2,224) (1,313)
Dividends paid(33,602) (29,675)
Net proceeds from issuance of common stock5,894  395 
Taxes paid related to net share settlement of equity awards(303)  
Debt acquisition costs(12,810) (21,262)
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities(246,179) 843,304 
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash128  124 
Net change in cash and cash equivalents(211,622) (99,110)
Cash and cash equivalents - beginning of period353,076  180,549 
Cash and cash equivalents - end of period$141,454  $81,439 
    
Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information:   
Interest paid$35,479  $19,059 
Interest received15  77 
Income taxes paid/(refunded)2,512  (3,486)
Non-cash investing and financing activities:   
New capital leases4,822   
Dividends payable35,600  30,959 
Accrued additions to plant assets13,681  10,589 

 

Pinnacle Foods Inc.
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP measures (Unaudited)
Adjusted Gross Profit and Adjusted Gross Profit as a % of sales (1)
(thousands)
 
  Three months ended
  March 26, 2017 March 27, 2016
Gross Profit (as reported) $211,064  $198,567 
Non-cash items    
Unrealized (gains)/losses resulting from hedging (2) 1,995  (3,892)
Purchase accounting adjustments (3)   10,382 
Acquisition, merger and other restructuring charges    
Restructuring and integration costs (4) 5,016  637 
Employee severance (5) 270   
Adjusted Gross Profit $218,345  $205,694 
Adjusted Gross Profit as a % of sales    
Adjusted Gross Profit $218,345  $205,694 
Net sales $766,074  $754,255 
     
Adjusted Gross Profit as a % of sales 28.5% 27.3%
       
  1. Excludes Boulder Brands, Wish-Bone and Gardein Protein anticipated synergies which are included in calculating Covenant compliance.
  2. Represents non-cash gains and losses resulting from mark-to-market obligations under derivative contracts.
  3. Represents expense related to the write-up to fair market value of inventories acquired as a result of the Boulder Brands acquisition.
  4. Primarily represents integration costs of the Gardein Protein and Boulder Brands acquisitions.
  5. Represents severance costs for terminated employees not related to business acquisitions.
 
Pinnacle Foods Inc.
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP measures (Unaudited)
Adjusted Net Earnings & Adjusted EPS (1)
(thousands, except per share amounts)
 
  Three months ended
  March 26, 2017 March 27, 2016
Net earnings $23,149  $24,837 
Non-cash items    
Accelerated amortization expense (2) 656   
Unrealized losses/(gains) resulting from hedging (3) 1,995  (3,892)
Purchase accounting adjustments (4)   10,382 
Foreign exchange gains (5) (233) (784)
Acquisition, merger and other restructuring charges    
Acquisition or other non-recurring expenses (6)   6,781 
Restructuring and integration costs (7) 5,850  13,998 
Employee severance (8) 977   
Interest expense (9) 49,451   
Tax Impact of adjustments to Adjusted Net Earnings (10) (21,644) (3,944)
Adjusted Net Earnings $60,201  $47,378 
     
Adjusted Earnings Per Share    
Adjusted Net Earnings $60,201  $47,378 
Diluted weighted average outstanding shares 119,332  117,613 
Adjusted Earnings Per Share $0.50  $0.40 
     
Diluted earnings per share (as reported) $0.19  $0.21 
Non-cash items    
Accelerated amortization expense (2) 0.01   
Unrealized losses/(gains) resulting from hedging (3) 0.02  (0.03)
Purchase accounting adjustments (4)   0.09 
Foreign exchange gains (5)   (0.01)
Acquisition, merger and other restructuring charges    
Acquisition or other non-recurring expenses (6)   0.06 
Restructuring and integration costs (7) 0.05  0.12 
Employee severance (8) 0.01   
Interest expense (9) 0.41   
Tax Impact of adjustments to Adjusted Net Earnings (10) (0.18) (0.03)
Adjusted Earnings Per Share 0.50  0.40 
       
  1. Excludes Boulder Brands, Wish-Bone and Gardein Protein anticipated synergies which are included in calculating Covenant compliance.
  2. Reflects accelerated amortization of customer relationships intangible asset related to the exit of the gardein Private Label business.
  3. Represents non-cash gains and losses resulting from mark-to-market obligations under derivative contracts.
  4. Represents expense related to the write-up to fair value of inventories acquired as a result of the Boulder Brands acquisition.
  5. Represents foreign exchange gains resulting from intra-entity loans that are anticipated to be settled in the foreseeable future.
  6. Represents Boulder Brands acquisition costs.
  7. Primarily represents integration costs of the Gardein Protein and Boulder Brands acquisitions.
  8. Represents severance costs for terminated employees not related to business acquisitions.
  9. Represents charges associated with the February 2017 term loan refinancing which consisted of recognizing a $28.5 million non-cash charge for deferred financing costs and original discount as well as a $21.0 cash charge resulting from the de-designation and settlement of interest rate swaps.
  10. See Adjusted Effective Income Tax Rate reconciliation for further details.
 
Pinnacle Foods Inc.
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP measures (Unaudited)
Adjusted EBIT & Adjusted EBITDA (1)
(thousands)
 
  Three months ended
  March 26, 2017 March 27, 2016
Net earnings $23,149  $24,837 
Interest expense, net 80,716  31,563 
Provision for income taxes 7,343  23,881 
Earnings before interest and taxes (as reported) 111,208  80,281 
Non-cash items    
Accelerated amortization expense (2) 656   
Unrealized losses/(gains) resulting from hedging (3) 1,995  (3,892)
Purchase accounting adjustments (4)   10,382 
Foreign exchange gains (5) (233) (784)
Acquisition, merger and other restructuring charges    
Acquisition or other non recurring expenses (6)   6,781 
Restructuring and integration costs (7) 5,850  13,998 
Employee severance (8) 977   
Adjusted EBIT $120,453  $106,766 
Depreciation 22,546  20,870 
Amortization 3,886  4,047 
Adjusted EBITDA $146,885  $131,683 
     
  1. Excludes Boulder Brands, Wish-Bone and Gardein Protein anticipated synergies which are included in calculating Covenant compliance.
  2. Reflects accelerated amortization of customer relationships intangible assets related to the exit of the gardein Private Label business.
  3. Represents non-cash gains resulting from mark-to-market adjustments of obligations under derivative contracts.
  4. Represents expense related to the write-up to fair market value of inventories acquired as a result of the Boulder Brands acquisition.
  5. Represents foreign exchange gains resulting from intra-entity loans that are anticipated to be settled in the foreseeable future.
  6. Represents Boulder Brands acquisition costs.
  7. Primarily represents integration costs of the Gardein Protein and Boulder Brands acquisitions.
  8. Represents severance costs for terminated employees not related to business acquisitions.
 
Pinnacle Foods Inc.
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP measures (Unaudited)
Adjusted Net Interest Expense
(thousands)
 
  Three months ended
  March 26, 2017 March 27, 2016
Interest expense $80,731  $31,640 
Interest income 15  77 
Net Interest Expense (as reported) 80,716  31,563 
Cash settlement of hedges related to refinancing (20,722)  
Non-cash recognition of deferred costs related to refinancing (28,494)  
Other expenses related to refinancing (235)  
Adjusted Net Interest Expense $31,265  $31,563 

 

Pinnacle Foods Inc.
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP measures (Unaudited)
Adjusted Effective Income Tax Rate
 
  Three months ended
  March 26, 2017 March 27, 2016
Effective income tax rate (as reported) 24.1% 49.0%
Acquisition or other non recurring expenses (1) % (0.3)%
Restructuring and integration costs (2) % (0.4)%
Valuation allowance on foreign tax credit due to acquisition (3) % (3.1)%
Increase in deferred tax liability due to acquisition (4) % (8.0)%
Effect of windfall benefit (5) 8.2% %
Other 0.2% (0.2)%
Adjusted Effective Income Tax Rate 32.5% 37.0%
     
  1. Represents the effective tax rate impact of non-deductible Boulder Brands acquisition costs.
  2. Represents the effective tax rate impact of non-deductible severance costs in connection with the integration of the Boulder Brands acquisition.
  3. Represents the effective tax rate impact of a valuation allowance on our foreign tax credit.
  4. Represents the effective tax rate impact of an increase in our state deferred income tax liability.
  5. Represents the differential in the weighted average effect, on a GAAP compared to Adjusted Net Earnings, of our deduction for excess tax benefits from share based payment transactions in accordance with ASU 2016-09, “Improvements to Employee Share-Based Payment Accounting” effective for the 2017 fiscal year.

 

Pinnacle Foods Inc.
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP measures (Unaudited)
Adjusted Segment amounts
(thousands)
 
  Three months ended
  March 26, 2017 March 27, 2016
Net sales - Reported    
Frozen $320,942  $330,488 
Grocery 259,350  250,913 
Boulder 97,292  80,161 
Specialty 88,490  92,693 
Total $766,074  $754,255 
     
     
Earnings before interest & taxes - Reported   
Frozen $50,922  $51,339 
Grocery 51,807  39,724 
Boulder 6,672  (4,524)
Specialty 8,888  7,001 
Unallocated corporate expenses(7,081) (13,259)
Total $111,208  $80,281 
     
     
Adjustments (Non GAAP - See separate table)    
Frozen $944  $(1,418)
Grocery 958  6,394 
Boulder 6,506  13,707 
Specialty 837  1,020 
Unallocated corporate expenses  6,782 
Total $9,245  $26,485 
     
     
Earnings before interest & taxes - Adjusted (Non GAAP - See separate discussion and tables)    
Frozen $51,866  $49,921 
Grocery 52,765  46,118 
Boulder 13,178  9,183 
Specialty 9,725  8,021 
Unallocated corporate expenses (7,081) (6,477)
Total $120,453  $106,766 
     

 

Pinnacle Foods Inc.
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP measures (Unaudited)
Supplemental Schedule of Adjustments Detail
(millions)
 
  Adjustments to Earnings Before Interest and Taxes
  Three months ended
  March 26, 2017 March 27, 2016
Frozen    
Restructuring and acquisition integration charges $  $0.2 
Employee severance 0.1   
Unrealized mark-to-market loss/(gain) 0.8  (1.9)
Expenses related to the write-up to fair value of inventories acquired   0.3 
Total Frozen $0.9  $(1.4)
     
Grocery    
Restructuring and acquisition integration charges $  $4.5 
Employee severance 0.1   
Unrealized mark-to-market loss/(gain) 0.9  (1.6)
Expenses related to the write-up to fair value of inventories acquired   3.5 
Total Grocery $1.0  $6.4 
     
Boulder    
Restructuring and acquisition integration charges $5.6  $7.8 
Employee severance 0.7   
Expense related to the write-up to fair market value of inventories acquired   6.0 
Unrealized mark-to-market loss/(gain) 0.2  (0.1)
Total Boulder $6.5  $13.7 
     
Specialty    
Restructuring charges $  $0.7 
Accelerated amortization due to the exit of the gardein Private Label business 0.7   
Unrealized mark-to-market loss/(gain) 0.1  (0.3)
Expenses related to the write-up to fair value of inventories acquired

 
   0.6 
Total Specialty $0.8  $1.0 
     
Unallocated Corporate Expenses    
Boulder Brands acquisition related charges $  $6.8 
Total Unallocated Corporate Expenses $  $6.8 

 

Pinnacle Foods Contact
Maria Sceppaguercio
Sr. Vice President, Investor Relations
973-541-8629

 

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