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Dean Foods Announces Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2015 Results

Financial Results Reflect Significant Year-Over-Year Improvement

DALLAS, Feb. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) today reported fourth quarter and full year 2015 results.

Highlights

  • Q4 net income per diluted share was $0.20 and adjusted net income per diluted share was $0.36.
  • Full year net loss per diluted share was $0.09 and adjusted net income per diluted share was $1.23.
  • Q4 adjusted results reflect the fourth consecutive quarter of year-over-year improved results behind solid execution and price realization.
  • Improvement in the overall health of the dairy category
  • DairyPure®, our national white milk brand, supporting commercial agenda
  • Q1 2016 adjusted diluted earnings are expected to be $0.32 to $0.42 per diluted share.

Chief Executive Officer Gregg Tanner said, "The fourth quarter marked the successful completion of a very strong year. I'm very pleased with the sequential improvement we saw in our operational and financial performance from Q3 to Q4. I believe the 2015 financial results demonstrate that we're driving the right initiatives and agenda. As I look to the future, I believe our financial position and the momentum of our strong operating performance will allow us to continue to grow our business and create shareholder value."

Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2015 Operating Results
Chief Financial Officer Chris Bellairs said, "We delivered a strong finish to 2015 across our key financial measures. We delivered $246 million of free cash flow and $404 million of adjusted EBITDA on a full year basis. On an all cash netted basis, our total leverage has improved to 1.89 times net debt to EBITDA. This highlights our ability to rapidly reduce leverage on the strength of our free cash flow while investing in our business and returning cash to our shareholders."


Financial Summary *


Three Months Ended December 31


Twelve Months Ended December 31

(In millions, except per share amounts)


2015

2014


2015

2014















Gross Profit







GAAP


$ 508

$ 441


$1,974

$1,673

Adjusted


$ 509

$ 443


$1,973

$1,676








Operating Income 







GAAP


$   45

$     8


$     93

$      9

Adjusted


$   67

$   26


$   248

$     36








Interest Expense







GAAP


$   16

$   16


$     67

$     61

Adjusted


$   16

$   15


$     66

$     59








Net Income (Loss) 







GAAP


$   18

$     5


$     (9)

$    (20)

Adjusted


$   33

$     7


$   115

$    (13)








Diluted Earnings (Loss) Per Share (EPS)







GAAP


$0.20

$0.06


$ (0.09)

$ (0.22)

Adjusted


$0.36

$0.08


$  1.23

$ (0.14)








* Adjustments to GAAP for the impacts of specific transactions and other one-time or non-recurring items are fully described in the attached tables.

The fourth quarter 2015 average Class I Mover, a measure of raw milk costs, was $16.34 per hundred-weight, a 0.2% sequential decrease from the third quarter of 2015 and a decrease of 31% from the fourth quarter of 2014. On a full year basis, the average Class I Mover was $16.34 per hundred-weight, a 30% decrease over full year 2014. The first quarter 2016 average Class I Mover of $14.49 per hundred-weight represents an approximately 11% decline sequentially and an approximately 14% decline year-over-year.

Total volume across all products was 658 million gallons for the fourth quarter of 2015, a 3.6% decline compared to total volume of 683 million gallons in the fourth quarter of 2014. Full year 2015 volumes totaled 2.6 billion gallons, a 3.1% decline versus full year 2014.  For the first quarter 2016, as compared to the prior year period, the Company expects total volumes to decline in the low single digits.

Based on the USDA's recently published category data, fluid milk volumes remained essentially flat sequentially from a 1.0% decline in the third quarter to a 1.1% decline in the fourth quarter on an unadjusted basis. On this same basis, Dean Foods' share of U.S. fluid milk volumes decreased 50 basis points sequentially and 90 basis points year-over-year to 34.7%.

Cash Flow
Net cash provided by continuing operations for the twelve months ended December 31, 2015, totaled $408 million. Free cash flow provided by continuing operations, which is defined as net cash provided by continuing operations less capital expenditures, was $246 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2015, a $242 million increase as compared to the prior year period. Capital expenditures totaled $163 million for 2015, including approximately $13 million for the fourth quarter acquisition of an ice cream production facility in Utah.

Debt
Total debt at December 31, 2015, net of $61 million cash on hand, was approximately $782 million. The Company's funded net debt to EBITDA ratio, on an all cash netted basis, improved sequentially to 1.89 times at the end of the fourth quarter of 2015 with strong free cash flow and increased EBITDA.

Forward Outlook
"Turning to the forward outlook for the first quarter, with the continuation of commercial and brand initiatives, diligent cost focus, and an overall favorable commodity environment, we expect our operating and financial momentum to continue with first quarter adjusted diluted earnings of between $0.32 and $0.42 per diluted share. For the full year we expect our capital expenditures to be approximately $160 million, consistent with our capital spend in 2015," Tanner added.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures
In addition to the results prepared in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP"), we have presented certain adjusted financial results and certain other non-GAAP financial measures, including Adjusted EBITDA and Free Cash Flow, each as defined below.  These non-GAAP financial measures are from continuing operations and are adjusted to eliminate the net expenses and net gains related to the items identified in the "Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Information" tables below. This information is provided to assist investors in making meaningful comparisons of our operating performance between periods and to view our business from the same perspective as our management.  Because we cannot predict the timing and amount of expenses or gains associated with certain non-recurring items; asset impairment charges; gains or losses related to discontinued operations and divestitures; facility closing, reorganization and realignment costs; costs associated with the early retirement of long-term debt; gains (losses) on the mark-to-market of our derivative contracts; litigation settlements; incremental non-cash trademark amortization triggered by the launch of a national fresh white milk brand;  and certain other charges, our management does not consider these items when evaluating our performance, when making decisions regarding the allocation of resources, in determining incentive compensation for management, or in determining earnings estimates.

We have defined Adjusted EBITDA as net income (loss), which is the most comparable GAAP financial measure, adjusted for the items above as well as interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. We believe Adjusted EBITDA is a useful measure for analyzing the performance of our business and is a widely-accepted indicator of our ability to incur and service indebtedness and generate free cash flow. We also believe that EBITDA measures are commonly reported and widely used by investors and other interested parties as measures of a company's operating performance and debt servicing ability because such measures assist in comparing performance on a consistent basis without regard to capital structure, depreciation or amortization (which can vary significantly) and non-operating factors (such as historical cost). The reconciliation of net income to Adjusted EBITDA for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2015 and 2014 is included in the tables below.

Additionally, we believe free cash flow provided by continuing operations ("Free Cash Flow") is a meaningful non-GAAP measure that offers supplemental information and insight regarding the liquidity of our operations and our ability to generate sufficient cash flow above what is required in our business to sustain our operations. We define Free Cash Flow as net cash provided by continuing operations less cash payments for capital expenditures. A reconciliation of net cash provided by continuing operations, which is the most comparable GAAP financial measure to Free Cash Flow, is included in the tables below.

This non-GAAP financial information is provided as additional information for investors and is not in accordance with, or an alternative to, GAAP. Additionally, these non-GAAP measures may be different than similar measures used by other companies. We believe that the presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures, when considered together with our GAAP financial measures and the reconciliations to the corresponding GAAP financial measures, provides investors with a more complete understanding of the factors and trends affecting our business than could be obtained absent these disclosures.  A full reconciliation of our results and financial measures reported in accordance with GAAP for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2015 and 2014 to the non-GAAP financial measures described above is set forth herein.

Conference Call/Webcast
A webcast to discuss the Company's financial results and outlook will be held at 9:00 a.m. ET today and may be heard live by visiting the "Webcast" section of the Company's website at http://www.deanfoods.com/. A slide presentation will accompany the webcast.

About Dean Foods
Dean Foods® is a leading food and beverage company and the largest processor and direct-to-store distributor of fresh fluid milk and other dairy and dairy case products in the United States. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, the Dean Foods portfolio includes DairyPure®, the country's first and largest fresh, white milk national brand, and TruMoo®, the leading national flavored milk brand, along with well-known regional dairy brands such as Alta Dena®, Berkeley Farms®, Country Fresh®, Dean's®, Garelick Farms®, LAND O LAKES®* milk and cultured products*, Lehigh Valley Dairy Farms®, Mayfield®, McArthur®, Meadow Gold®, Oak Farms®, PET®**, T.G. Lee®, Tuscan® and more. In all, Dean Foods has more than 50 local and regional dairy brands and private labels. Dean Foods also makes and distributes ice cream, cultured products, juices, teas, and bottled water. Almost 17,000 employees across the country work every day to make Dean Foods the most admired and trusted provider of wholesome, great-tasting dairy products at every occasion. For more information about Dean Foods and its brands, visit www.deanfoods.com.

*The LAND O LAKES brand is owned by Land O'Lakes, Inc. and is used by license.
**PET is a trademark of The J.M. Smucker Company and is used by license.

Some of the statements made 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, including statements relating to: (1) our financial forecast for the first quarter of 2016, including projected sales (including specific product lines and the Company as a whole), profit margins, net income, earnings per share, free cash flow and debt covenant compliance, (2) the Company's regional and national branding initiatives, (3) the Company's innovation, research and development plans and its ability to successfully launch new products or brands, (4) commodity prices and other inputs and the Company's ability to forecast or predict commodity prices, milk production and milk exports, (5) the Company's cost-savings initiatives, including plant closures and route reductions, and its ability to achieve expected savings, (6) planned capital expenditures, (7) the status of the Company's litigation matters,  (8) the Company's plans related to its capital structure, (9) the Company's dividend policy and (10) possible repurchases of shares of the Company's common stock. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that may cause results to differ materially from those set forth in this press release. Financial projections are based on a number of assumptions.  Actual results could be materially different than projected if those assumptions are erroneous.  The cost and supply of commodities and other raw materials are determined by market forces over which the Company has limited or no control. Sales, operating income, net income, debt covenant compliance, financial performance and adjusted earnings per share can vary based on a variety of economic, governmental and competitive factors, which are identified in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company's ability to profit from its branding initiatives depends on a number of factors including consumer acceptance of its products.  The declaration and payment of cash dividends under the Company's dividend policy remains at the sole discretion of the Board of Directors or a committee thereof and will depend upon its financial results, cash requirements, future prospects, restrictions in its credit agreement and debt covenant compliance, applicable law and other factors that may be deemed relevant by the Board or such committee. All forward-looking statements in this press release speak only as of the date of this press release.  The Company expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any such statements to reflect any change in our expectations with regard thereto or any changes in the events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based except as required by law.

CONTACT: Corporate Communications, Jamaison Schuler, +1-214-721-7766; or Investor Relations, Sherri Baker, +1-214-303-3438

 

 DEAN FOODS COMPANY 

 Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations 

 (Unaudited) 

 (In thousands, except per share data) 


























 Three months ended 


 Three months ended 





December 31,


December 31,





2015


2014


2015


2014





GAAP


 Adjusted* 













 Net sales 



$     2,022,500


$     2,395,007


$     2,022,500


$     2,395,007


 Cost of sales 



1,514,029


1,953,607


1,513,812

 (d) 

1,952,139

 (d) 

 Gross profit 



508,471


441,400


508,688


442,868













 Operating costs and expenses: 











 Selling and distribution  



355,548


343,396


350,312

 (d) 

340,442

 (b) (d) 

 General and administrative  



90,689


75,940


90,677

 (d) 

76,036

 (b) 

 Amortization of intangibles 



6,340


714


751

 (a) 

714


 Facility closing and reorganization costs 



10,482


(50)


-

 (b)  

-

 (b)  

 Impairment of long-lived assets 



-


13,420


-


-

 (a) 

 Total operating costs and expenses 



463,059


433,420


441,740


417,192













 Operating income 



45,412


7,980


66,948


25,676













 Interest expense 

16,308


15,542


16,090

 (d) 

15,116

 (d) 

 Loss on early retirement of debt 



-


1,437


-


-

 (c) 

 Other income, net 

(2,047)


(860)


(2,047)


(860)













 Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes 

31,151


(8,139)


52,905


11,420













 Income tax expense (benefit) 



12,333


(13,843)


20,105

 (e) 

4,339

 (e) 












 Income from continuing operations 


18,818


5,704


32,800


7,081


 Gain (loss) on sale of discontinued operations, net of tax 


757


(611)


-

 (d) 

-

 (d) 

 Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax 


(1,095)


184


-

 (d) 

-

 (d) 












 Net income 



$          18,480


$            5,277


$          32,800


$            7,081













 Average common shares: 











 Basic 



91,363


93,928


91,363


93,928


 Diluted 



92,028


94,366


92,028


94,366













 Basic earnings per common share: 










 Income from continuing operations 



$              0.20


$              0.06


$              0.36


$              0.08


 Income from discontinued operations 



-


-


-


-


 Net income 



$              0.20


$              0.06


$              0.36


$              0.08













 Diluted earnings per common share: 









 Income from continuing operations  



$              0.20


$              0.06


$              0.36


$              0.08


 Income from discontinued operations 



-


-


-


-


 Net income 



$              0.20


$              0.06


$              0.36


$              0.08
























 * See notes to Earnings Release Tables 

 

 DEAN FOODS COMPANY 

 Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations 

 (Unaudited) 

 (In thousands, except per share data) 


























Twelve months ended


 Twelve months ended 





December 31,


December 31,





2015


2014


2015


2014





GAAP


 Adjusted* 













 Net sales 



$     8,121,661


$     9,503,196


$     8,121,661


$     9,503,196


 Cost of sales 



6,147,252


7,829,733


6,148,222

 (d) 

7,826,721

 (a) (d) 

 Gross profit 



1,974,409


1,673,463


1,973,439


1,676,475













 Operating costs and expenses: 











 Selling and distribution  



1,379,317


1,355,053


1,372,378

 (d) 

1,352,039

 (b) (d) 

 General and administrative  



350,324


288,744


350,330

 (d) 

285,128

 (b) 

 Amortization of intangibles 



21,653


2,889


3,024

 (a) 

2,889


 Facility closing and reorganization costs 



19,844


4,460


-

 (b) 

-

 (b) 

 Litigation settlements 



-


(2,521)


-


-

 (d) 

 Impairment of long-lived assets 



109,910


20,820


-

 (a) 

-

 (a) 

 Other operating loss 



-


(4,535)


-


-

 (a) 

 Total operating costs and expenses 



1,881,048


1,664,910


1,725,732


1,640,056













 Operating income 



93,361


8,553


247,707


36,419













 Interest expense 



66,813


61,019


65,525

 (d) 

59,092

 (d) 

 Loss on early retirement of debt 



43,609


1,437


-

 (c) 

-

 (c) 

 Other income, net 



(3,751)


(1,620)


(3,751)


(1,620)













 Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes 



(13,310)


(52,283)


185,933


(21,053)













 Income tax expense (benefit) 



(5,229)


(32,096)


70,656

 (e) 

(8,000)

 (e) 












 Income (loss) from continuing operations 


(8,081)


(20,187)


115,277


(13,053)


 Gain on sale of discontinued operations, net of tax 


668


543


-

 (d) 

-

 (d) 

 Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax 


(1,095)


(652)


-

 (d) 

-

 (d) 

 Net income (loss) 



$           (8,508)


$         (20,296)


$        115,277


$         (13,053)













 Average common shares: 











 Basic 



93,298


93,917


93,298


93,917


 Diluted 



93,298


93,917


93,839

 (f) 

93,917













 Basic earnings (loss) per common share: 










 Income (loss) from continuing operations 



$             (0.09)


$             (0.22)


$              1.24


$             (0.14)


 Income from discontinued operations 



-


-


-


-


 Net income (loss)  



$             (0.09)


$             (0.22)


$              1.24


$             (0.14)













 Diluted earnings (loss) per common share: 









 Income (loss) from continuing operations  



$             (0.09)


$             (0.22)


$              1.23


$             (0.14)


 Income from discontinued operations 



-


-


-


-


 Net income (loss)  



$             (0.09)


$             (0.22)


$              1.23


$             (0.14)
























 * See notes to Earnings Release Tables 



 

 DEAN FOODS COMPANY 

 Computation of Adjusted EBITDA 

 (Unaudited) 

 (In thousands) 
























 Three months ended 


 Twelve months ended 




December 31,


December 31,




2015


2014


2015


2014











 Net income (loss)  


$          32,800


$            7,081


$        115,277


$         (13,053)

 Interest expense 


16,090


15,116


65,525


59,092

 Income tax expense (benefit) 


20,105


4,339


70,656


(8,000)

 Depreciation and amortization 


37,917


40,313


152,699


157,922

 Adjusted EBITDA 



$        106,912


$          66,849


$        404,157


$        195,961

 

 DEAN FOODS COMPANY 

 Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets 

 (Unaudited) 

 (In thousands) 










December 31,


 December 31, 

 ASSETS 


2015


2014







 Cash and cash equivalents 


$              60,734


$              16,362







 Other current assets 


1,016,829


1,163,698







 Total current assets 



1,077,563


1,180,060







 Property, plant and equipment, net 


1,174,137


1,172,596







 Intangibles and other assets, net 


276,315


416,980







 Total Assets 



$         2,528,015


$         2,769,636













 LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY 











 Total current liabilities, excluding debt 



$            760,402


$            793,753







 Total long-term debt, including current portion 


842,425


917,179







 Other long-term liabilities 


379,684


431,386







 Total stockholders' equity 



545,504


627,318







 Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity 



$         2,528,015


$         2,769,636

 

 DEAN FOODS COMPANY 

 Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (GAAP Basis) 

 (Unaudited) 

 (In thousands) 








Twelve months ended



December 31, 

Operating Activities 

2015


2014

     Net cash provided by operating activities 


$  408,153


$  152,946






Investing Activities 




Payments for property, plant and equipment 

(162,542)


(149,421)

Proceeds from sale of fixed assets 

18,495


27,629

Other 

(2,200)


-

     Net cash used in investing activities 


(146,247)


(121,792)






Financing Activities 




Net proceeds from debt 

393,283


41,383

Early retirement of long-term debt 

(476,188)


(23,812)

Premiums paid on early retirement of debt 

(37,309)


(1,161)

Payments of financing costs 

(16,816)


(3,287)

Common stock repurchase 

(53,010)


(25,000)

Cash dividends paid 

(26,182)


(26,232)

Issuance of common stock, net of share repurchases for withholding taxes 

(16)


7,861

Other 

342


360

      Net cash used in financing activities 


(215,896)


(29,888)






     Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents 


(1,638)


(1,666)






Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 

44,372


(400)

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 

16,362


16,762






Cash and cash equivalents, end of period 

$    60,734


$  16,362











Computation of Free Cash Flow provided by (used in) continuing operations: 










Net cash provided by operating activities 


$  408,153


$152,946

Payments for property, plant and equipment 


(162,542)


(149,421)






      Free cash flow provided by continuing operations 


$  245,612


$    3,525

 

 DEAN FOODS COMPANY 

 Reconciliation of GAAP to Adjusted Earnings 

 (Unaudited) 

 (In thousands, except per share data) 







































 Three months ended 





December 31, 2015
























Asset write-downs


Facility closing,


Loss on early













and (gain) loss on


reorganization and


retirement of


Other


Income









sale of assets


realignment costs


debt


adjustments


tax







GAAP


(a)


(b)


(c)


(d)


(e)


Adjusted*


















 Operating income (loss): 

















 Dean Foods 




$              62,234


$                          -


$                               -


$                          -


$                5,465


$                        -


$              67,699

 Amortization of intangibles 




(6,340)


5,589


-


-


-


-


(751)

 Facility closing and reorganization costs 




(10,482)


-


10,482


-


-


-


-

 Total operating income 

45,412


5,589


10,482


-


5,465


-


66,948


















 Interest expense 




16,308


-


-


-


(218)


-


16,090

 Other income, net 




(2,047)


-


-


-


-


-


(2,047)

 Income tax expense  




12,333


-


-


-


-


7,772


20,105

 Income from continuing operations 

18,818


5,589


10,482


-


5,683


(7,772)


32,800


















 Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax 

(338)


-


-


-


338


-


-

 Net income  

$              18,480


$                   5,589


$                      10,482


$                          -


$                6,021


$               (7,772)


$              32,800



































 Diluted earnings per share  

$                  0.20


$                     0.06


$                          0.11


$                          -


$                  0.07


$                 (0.08)


$                  0.36







































 Three months ended 





December 31, 2014
























Asset write-downs


Facility closing,


Loss on early













and (gain) loss on


reorganization and


retirement of


Other


Income









sale of assets


realignment costs


debt


adjustments


tax







GAAP


(a)


(b)


(c)


(d)


(e)


Adjusted*


















 Operating income (loss): 

















 Dean Foods 




$              21,350


$                          -


$                           (99)


$                          -


$                4,425


$                        -


$              25,676

 Facility closing and reorganization costs 




50


-


(50)


-


-


-


-

 Impairment of long-lived assets 




(13,420)


13,420


-


-


-


-


-

 Total operating income 

7,980


13,420


(149)


-


4,425


-


25,676


















 Interest expense 




15,542


-


-


-


(426)


-


15,116

 Loss on early retirement of debt 




1,437


-


-


(1,437)


-


-


-

 Other income, net 




(860)


-


-


-


-


-


(860)

 Income tax expense (benefit) 




(13,843)


-


-


-


-


18,182


4,339

 Income from continuing operations 

5,704


13,420


(149)


1,437


4,851


(18,182)


7,081


















 Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax 

(427)


-


-


-


427


-


-

 Net income 

$                5,277


$                 13,420


$                         (149)


$                  1,437


$                5,278


$             (18,182)


$                7,081


















 Diluted earnings per share  

$                  0.06


$                     0.14


$                               -


$                    0.02


$                  0.05


$                 (0.19)


$                  0.08




















































 * See notes to Earnings Release Tables 

 

DEAN FOODS COMPANY

 Reconciliation of GAAP to Adjusted Earnings 

 (Unaudited) 

 (In thousands, except per share data) 







































Twelve months ended





December 31, 2015
























Asset write-downs


Facility closing,


Loss on early













and (gain) loss on


reorganization and


retirement of


Other


Income









sale of assets


realignment costs


debt


adjustments


tax







GAAP


(a)


(b)


(c)


(d)


(e)


Adjusted*


















 Operating income (loss): 

















 Dean Foods 




$            244,768


$                              -


$                               -


$                            -


$                5,963


$                        -


$            250,731

 Amortization of intangibles 




(21,653)


18,629


-


-


-


-


(3,024)

 Facility closing and reorganization costs 




(19,844)


-


19,844


-


-


-


-

 Impairment of long-lived assets 




(109,910)


109,910


-


-


-


-


-

 Total operating income 

93,361


128,539


19,844


-


5,963


-


247,707


















 Interest expense 




66,813


-


-


-


(1,288)


-


65,525

 Loss on early retirement of debt 




43,609


-


-


(43,609)


-


-


-

 Other income, net 




(3,751)


-


-


 

-


 

-


-


(3,751)

 Income tax expense (benefit) 




(5,229)


-


-


-


-


75,885


70,656

 Income (loss) from continuing operations 

(8,081)


128,539


19,844


43,609


7,251


(75,885)


115,277


















 Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax 

(427)


-


-


-


427


-


-

 Net income (loss)  

$               (8,508)


$                   128,539


$                     19,844


$                  43,609


$                7,678


$             (75,885)


$            115,277



































 Diluted earnings (loss) per share (f) 

$                 (0.09)


$                         1.38


$                         0.21


$                      0.46


$                  0.08


$                 (0.81)


$                  1.23















 Twelve months ended 





December 31, 2014
























Asset write-downs


Facility closing,


Loss on early













and (gain) loss on


reorganization and


retirement of


Other


Income









sale of assets


realignment costs


debt


adjustments


tax







GAAP


(a)


(b)


(c)


(d)


(e)


Adjusted*


















 Operating income (loss): 

















 Dean Foods 




$              26,777


$                       1,491


$                       3,723


$                            -


$                4,428


$                        -


$              36,419

 Facility closing and reorganization costs 




(4,460)


-


4,460


-


-


-


-

 Litigation settlements 




2,521


-


-


-


(2,521)


-


-

 Impairment of long-lived assets 




(20,820)


20,820


-


-


-


-


-

 Other operating income  




4,535


(4,535)


-


-


-


-


-

 Total operating income 

8,553


17,776


8,183


-


1,907


-


36,419


















 Interest expense 




61,019


-


-


-


(1,927)


-


59,092

 Loss on early retirement of debt 




1,437


-


-


(1,437)


-


-


-

 Other income, net 




(1,620)


-


-


-


-


-


(1,620)

 Income tax benefit 




(32,096)


-


-


-


-


24,096


(8,000)

 Loss from continuing operations 

(20,187)


17,776


8,183


1,437


3,834


(24,096)


(13,053)


















 Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax 




(109)


-


-


-


109


-


-

 Net loss 

$             (20,296)


$                     17,776


$                       8,183


$                    1,437


$                3,943


$             (24,096)


$             (13,053)


















 Diluted loss per share  

$                 (0.22)


$                         0.19


$                         0.09


$                      0.02


$                  0.04


$                 (0.26)


$                 (0.14)




















































 * See notes to Earnings Release Tables 





 

Notes to Earnings Release Tables





For the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2015 and 2014, the adjusted results and certain other non-GAAP financial measures differ from the Company's results under GAAP due to the exclusion of net gains or net losses associated with certain non-recurring items, including facility closing, reorganization and realignment costs; costs associated with the early retirement of long-term debt; (gains) losses on the mark-to-market of our derivative contracts; litigation settlements, and discontinued operations, as well as certain asset impairment and amortization charges. These adjustments are made to facilitate meaningful comparisons of our operating performance between periods as the Company cannot predict the timing and amount of charges associated with such items.






(a)

The adjustment reflects the elimination of the following:







i.

In conjunction with our decision to launch DairyPure in the first quarter of 2015, we changed certain of our indefinite-lived assets to finite-lives resulting in a triggering event for impairment testing purposes. As a result, we recorded a non-cash charge of $109.9 million ($68.7 million net of tax) related to the impairment of certain intangible assets during the first quarter of 2015. In addition, we recorded amortization expense on these finite-lived trademarks of $5.6 million and $18.6 million for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2015, respectively;







ii.

Asset impairment charges on certain fixed assets and indefinite lived intangible assets. We evaluate our long-lived assets for impairment when circumstances indicate that their carrying value may not be recoverable. Indicators of impairment could include, among other factors, significant changes in the business environment or the planned closure of a facility;







iii.

Accelerated depreciation related to machinery and equipment at certain of our production facilities as a result of revisions made to the estimated remaining useful lives due to our evaluation of the impact that we expect changes in our business to have on estimated future cash flows at those production facilities; and







iv.

Other operating income related to the final disposal of assets associated with the closure of one of our production facilities.






(b)

The adjustment reflects the elimination of severance charges and non-cash asset impairments related to approved facility closings and restructuring plans, as well as other organizational realignment activities.






(c)

The adjustment reflects the elimination of the following:







i.

 During the first quarter of 2015, we retired the remaining outstanding principal amount of $476.2 million of our 2016 senior notes. As a result, we recorded a $38.3 million pre-tax loss on the early extinguishment of debt in the first quarter of 2015, which consisted of debt redemption premiums of $37.3 million, a write-off of unamortized debt issue costs of $0.8 million, and a write-off of the remaining bond discount and interest rate swaps of $0.2 million. In addition, in conjunction with the execution of a new credit agreement and the amendment of our receivables-backed facility in the first quarter of 2015, we wrote off unamortized debt issue costs related to the prior facilities of $5.3 million; and







ii. 

During the fourth quarter of 2014, we successfully completed a cash tender offer for the remaining $24 million of our Senior Notes Due 2018.  As a result of the tender offer, we recorded a $1.4 million pre-tax loss ($0.9 million, net of tax) on early extinguishment of debt.






(d)

The adjustment reflects the elimination of the following:







i.

The (gain) loss on the mark-to-market of our commodity derivative contracts. Effective January 1, 2014, we de-designated all open commodity derivative positions that were previously designated as hedges. As of the de-designation date, all commodities contracts are now marked to market in our statement of operations during each reporting period and a derivative asset or liability is recorded on our balance sheet;







ii.  

Interest accretion in connection with our previously disclosed dairy farmer class action lawsuit filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee.  The Court granted final approval of the settlement agreement on June 15, 2012;







iii.

A reduction in a litigation settlement liability due to plaintiff class "opt-outs" of $2.5 million during the twelve months ended December 31, 2014; and







iv.

A taxing authority settlement of certain contingent obligations that we retained in connection with prior discontinued operations.






(e) 

The adjustment reflects the income tax impact of adjustments (a) through (d) and to reflect our adjusted tax rate at 38%, which we believe represents our normalized long-term effective tax rate as a U.S. domiciled business.






(f)

The adjustment reflects an add-back of the dilutive shares, which were anti-dilutive for GAAP purposes.

 

 

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