Ridley Inc.
TSX : RCL

Ridley Inc.

February 09, 2010 20:23 ET

Ridley Inc. Reports Financial Results for Fiscal 2010 Second Quarter

MANKATO, MINNESOTA and WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwire - Feb. 9, 2010) - Ridley Inc. (TSX:RCL) today reported its financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2010, the three months ended December 31, 2009. All currency amounts are stated in U.S. dollars unless otherwise noted.

For the three months ended December 31, 2009, Ridley earned $5.0 million after income taxes (37 cents per share) compared to $0.7 million (5 cents per share) last year. Earnings before interest, taxes and amortization (EBITA (i)) for the second quarter of fiscal 2010 were $10.2 million compared to $7.3 million last year.

Several factors contributed to Ridley's earnings growth in the second quarter of fiscal 2010. Unit margins improved over last year with an improved product mix and the stabilization of raw material prices this year. Operating cost structures improved as a result of efficiency initiatives undertaken last year. Colder weather with good snow cover throughout much of the trade area was favourable to beef feed volumes.

Ridley Feed Operations (RFO) was the most improved operating segment in the second quarter with an increase in operating income of $5.9 million over last year. U.S. feed operations accounted for most of this increase while Canadian operations recorded a modest profit this year compared to a loss last year. Ridley Nutrition Solutions (RNS) performed as expected, increasing operating income by $0.9 million, aided by favourable weather conditions. Operating income at Ridley Feed Ingredients (RFI) fell $1.1 million from last year due to the absence of raw material pricing gains realized last year.

"Considering the difficult economic environment for livestock and poultry producers, we are satisfied with the results of the second quarter and appreciative of the hard work of our employees in achieving those results, but we remain cautious in our outlook for the remainder of the year", said Steve VanRoekel, President & CEO of Ridley Inc. "There are indications that producer profitability is improving but animal numbers will remain low in many sectors. While that happens, a strong balance sheet puts us on a solid footing to move forward with new business development initiatives that will position Ridley for future growth", added VanRoekel.

MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS

The following Management Discussion and Analysis as of February 9, 2010 is based on the accompanying financial statements prepared using Canadian Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP"). All amounts are in U.S. dollars unless otherwise stated.

Second Quarter Results The following summary data is presented to assist in understanding the fiscal 2010 second quarter results:

    Three months ended Six months ended
Summary of Results December 31 December 31
($ million except for EPS) 2009 2008 2009 2008
Revenue 150.0 163.6   285.7 332.9  
Gross profit 23.5 22.1   40.9 45.2  
Operating income 8.1 1.8   10.4 7.0  
Net earnings before exceptions 5.0 3.0   6.1 5.7  
Exceptions, net of income taxes (noted below (ii)) - (2.3 ) - (2.1 )
Net earnings 5.0 0.7   6.1 3.6  
Diluted earnings per share (EPS) $0.37 $0.05   $0.45 $0.26  
EBITA (i) 10.2 7.3   14.6 14.4  
i. EBITA – Operating income before amortization and exceptions. EBITA does not have a standardized meaning prescribed by Canadian GAAP and, therefore, is not readily comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. However, management believes that this measure provides investors with useful supplemental information.
ii. Exceptions – In the preceding summary data, net earnings were reported before exceptions. Those exceptions, which are mainly unusual or non-recurring items, are summarized below, net of income taxes:
       
    Three months ended Six months ended
Exceptions (Net of Income Taxes) December 31 December 31
($ million) 2009 2008 2009 2008
Gain on sale of facilities - -   - 0.2  
Asset impairment loss - (0.9 ) - (0.9 )
Restructuring charges - (1.5 ) - (1.5 )
Total Exceptions - (2.3 ) - (2.1 )

Consolidated Second Quarter Results

Revenue of $150.0 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2010 was lower by 8.3% from the same period last year. A comparison of revenue is not necessarily indicative of the strength of Ridley's business because revenue can be influenced by fluctuating commodity prices. The revenue decline in the second quarter of 2010 was due to lower volumes and raw material prices. Total sales volumes, as measured in tons of feed products sold, were 4.8% lower than the prior year. The decline in volume occurred in the Ridley Feed Operations (RFO) segment, particularly in Canadian feed operations where poor producer profitability has led to reduced animal numbers.

Consolidated gross profit in the second quarter of fiscal 2010 was $23.5 million compared to $22.1 million in the same period of fiscal 2009. Gross profits were higher mainly in the U.S. feed operations of RFO, which benefited from more stable raw material prices and a favourable product mix, and in Ridley Nutrition Solutions (RNS), which generated improved volumes.

Operating expenses, which include selling, general and administrative expenses as well as amortization of property, plant and equipment, were $15.5 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2010 compared to $20.4 million last year. In the second quarter last year the Company undertook an initiative to reduce overhead costs and recorded $2.1 million in restructuring expenses. Operating expenses last year also included an asset impairment loss of $1.4 million from the closure of a facility in North Carolina. The efficiency initiatives last year accounted for approximately $1 million in lower overhead costs in the second quarter this year.

EBITA is comprised of operating income before amortization and unusual items which, in the prior year, included a gain on the sale of a facility, an asset impairment loss and restructuring expenses. There were no unusual items of material significance in the second quarter of 2010. As a result of the improvement in operating income, EBITA in the second quarter of fiscal 2010 increased to $10.2 million from $7.3 million in the prior year.

Net earnings after taxes for the second quarter of fiscal 2010 were $5.0 million (earnings per share of $0.37) compared with net earnings after taxes of $0.7 million (earnings per share of $0.05) in the same period of fiscal 2009.

Comprehensive income is the change in net assets that results from transactions, events and circumstances from sources other than investments by and/or distributions to shareholders. Other comprehensive income (OCI) is comprised entirely of unrealized gains and losses on translation of financial statements of related entities with foreign functional currency to U.S. dollar reporting currency. Ridley recorded comprehensive income in the second quarter of fiscal 2010 of $4.5 million, comprised of net income of $5.0 million, as reported above, less unrealized losses of $0.5 million on the translation to U.S. currency of financial statements of Canadian entities.

Consolidated Six Months Results

For the six months ended December 31, 2009, revenues of $285.7 million were 14.2% lower than the same period in the previous year. Lower raw material prices and a 6.4% decrease in volume accounted for most of the decline in revenue. Softer demand for feed products is reflective of the continuing economic difficulties of livestock and poultry producers and declines in the size of cattle and swine herds and poultry flocks. Gross profit for the first half of the year was $40.9 million, a decline of 9.5% from the prior year. The decline in gross profits follows from decreased volume for the year to-date and lower unit margins this year compared to last year when the company held more favourable raw material inventory positions.

Operating expenses of $30.6 million in the first half of fiscal 2010 were $7.7 million lower than the previous year. Included in operating expenses last year were $2.1 million in restructuring expenses and an asset impairment loss of $1.4 million for closure of a redundant facility. Operating expenses last year also included $0.8 million in advisory services related to the strategic review process which concluded following the sale by Ridley Corporation Limited of its 69% interest in Ridley Inc. to Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited. Last year also included a $0.3 million gain on the sale of property at a closed facility.

EBITA in the first six months of fiscal 2010 was $14.6 million compared to $14.4 million for the same period last year. EBITA is comprised of operating income before amortization and unusual items, which last year included a gain on the sale of facilities ($0.3 million), restructuring charges ($2.1 million) and an asset impairment loss ($1.4 million). There were no unusual items of material significance in the first six months of fiscal 2010.

Net earnings after taxes for the six months ended December 31, 2009 were $6.1 million (earnings per share of $0.45) compared with net earnings after taxes of $3.6 million (earnings per share of $0.26) in the same period last year.

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The Company reports its financial results according to Canadian GAAP. However, included in this management discussion and analysis are certain non-GAAP financial measures and ratios which the Company's management believes provide useful information in measuring the financial performance and financial condition of the Company. These measures and ratios do not have a standardized meaning prescribed by Canadian GAAP and, therefore, may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other public companies, nor should they be construed as an alternative to other financial measures described by Canadian GAAP. Operating income is defined as net earnings before finance costs, interest income and provision for income taxes. Earnings before interest, taxes and amortization (EBITA) are defined as operating income before amortization, gain on sale of facilities, asset impairment loss and restructuring charges.

The following table is a reconciliation of EBITA to net earnings, the most closely comparable GAAP measure to EBITA:

Earnings before interest, taxes and amortization Three months ended   Six months ended  
(EBITA) December 31   December 31  
($ million) 2009   2008   2009   2008  
Net earnings/(loss) 5.0   0.7   6.1   3.6  
Provision for income taxes 3.0   0.4   4.0   2.2  
Interest income (0.1 ) (0.1 ) (0.2 ) (0.3 )
Finance costs 0.2   0.8   0.3   1.5  
Operating income 8.1   1.8   10.4   7.0  
Amortization of property, plant and equipment 2.1   2.0   4.2   4.1  
Other amortization -   -   0.1   0.1  
Gain on sale of facilities -   -   -   (0.3 )
Asset impairment loss -   1.4   -   1.4  
Restructuring charges -   2.1   -   2.1  
Earnings before interest, taxes and amortization (EBITA) 10.2   7.3   14.6   14.4  
                 
SEGMENT RESULTS                
The following is a summary of operating income (loss) of Ridley's reporting segments.      
  Three months ended   Six months ended  
Operating Income (Loss) (iii) December 31   December 31  
($ million) 2009   2008   2009   2008  
Ridley Feed Operations (RFO) $4.2   $(1.7 ) $3.9   $(0.8 )
Ridley Feed Ingredients (RFI) 0.9   2.0   2.4   4.9  
Ridley Nutrition Solutions (RNS) 3.7   2.8   5.6   6.1  
Corporate (0.7 ) (1.3 ) (1.5 ) (3.2 )
Consolidated Operating Income $8.1   $1.8   $10.4   $7.0  
(iii) Operating income is earnings before interest and taxes.                

Ridley Feed Operations (RFO)

The Ridley Feed Operations (RFO) segment consists of full-line feed manufacturing facilities operating in the United States and Canada, producing and marketing products for traditional livestock and poultry markets. RFO's overall volumes were lower by 5.6% in the second quarter of fiscal 2010 compared to last year. The downturn in volumes is reflective of reduced animal numbers, particularly in Canada, and a continuation of the Company's strategic shift in product mix towards lower inclusion, higher value added products. Colder weather conditions in the second quarter were more favourable to RFO's U.S. feed operations which market a higher proportion of its volume to the beef sector. Volume in Canadian feed operations declined by 12.5% for the quarter, while volume in U.S. feed operations declined by 1.7% from last year. For the six months year to-date, volume in Canadian feed operations was lower by 9.9% compared to last year, while volume in U.S. feed operations was lower by 5.0%.

Lower commodity prices this year over last year translated into lower revenue for RFO as feed prices are generally set at a fixed margin above raw material costs. Revenue was 10.2% lower in the second quarter of 2010 compared to last year. About two-thirds of the decline in revenue was due to reduced unit prices while the remainder was due to lower volumes.

RFO gross profits in the second quarter this year were 12.2% higher than the same period last year due to a 20.3% increase in unit margins partly offset by a 5.6% decline in sales volumes. For the six months of fiscal 2010, RFO gross profits were lower by 4.1%, largely due to lower unit margins in the first quarter.

RFO operating expenses in the second quarter were lower by $4.3 million as a result of unusual expenses last year including $1.9 million related to restructuring charges and $1.4 million for closure of a facility. Lower operating expenses this year also the result of efficiency initiatives undertaken last year.

Ridley Feed Ingredients (RFI)

The Ridley Feed Ingredients (RFI) segment consists of feed-grade vitamin and trace mineral premixes, small packaged specialty products, medicated and non-medicated feed additives and micro feed ingredients produced and distributed through a specialized facility in Illinois. Revenue in the second quarter of fiscal 2010 declined by 10.2% from the same period last year, mainly the result of the softening of raw material prices that were abnormally high last year and reduced demand for feed ingredients following from lower animal numbers. The absence of gains from inventory positions this year reduced unit margins, resulting in a 29.8% decrease in gross profit in the second quarter compared to last year. Gross profits for the first six months of fiscal 2010 were 33.8% lower than the same period last year.

Ridley Nutrition Solutions (RNS)

Ridley Nutrition Solutions (RNS) includes Ridley's feed supplement block and equine nutrition businesses. RNS volumes have been impacted negatively by the lower trending cattle population of the last several years. However, colder weather conditions in the second quarter of fiscal 2010 were favourable to sales of feed supplement blocks resulting in an increase in RNS volumes of 8.7% over last year. For the six months of fiscal 2010, volumes were 1.6% lower than last year as a result of reduced volume in the first quarter of this year.

Gross profits in the second quarter this year were 9.0% higher than last year due to improved volume and slightly more favourable unit margins as the RNS product mix improved towards higher value-added products. Gross profits for the year to-date lag behind last year due to lower volume and reduced unit margins in the first quarter, which followed from less favourable inventory positions.

Corporate

Corporate expenses include certain corporate management, board of directors' and other public company expenses, as well as legal expenses related to the BSE class action lawsuits. Corporate expenses in the second quarter this year were $0.6 million lower than last year, mainly the result of unusual expenditures last year related to the strategic review process and restructuring initiatives. For similar reasons, corporate expenses for the six months to-date this year were lower by $1.7 million compared to last year.

Liquidity/Capital Resources/Cash Flow

Ridley's working capital and debt to equity positions are summarized below:

    December September June March December
    31 30 30 31 31
Balances ($000) as of: 2009 2009 2009 2009 2008
Working capital (i) $47,816   $47,022   $45,546   $53,163   $48,969  
Net debt (ii) 11,429   11,912   8,652   16,247   18,020  
Equity 153,061   151,478   149,013   155,461   152,788  
Net debt to equity ratio 7.5 % 7.9 % 5.8 % 10.5 % 11.8 %
  1. Working capital is defined as current assets less current liabilities, excluding cash and short term deposits.
  2. Net debt is defined as bank obligations and capital leases, less cash and short term deposits.

Net debt of $11.4 million as at December 31, 2009 was comprised of long term debt of $11.2 million and a $1.9 million balance in revolving credit, less $1.6 million of cash and short term deposits. For the six months year-to-date the Company funded all capital expenditures from operating cash flows. The $2.8 million increase in net debt from the start of the current fiscal year reflects the expenditure of $3.7 million on the repurchase of the Company's shares for cancellation.

The following is a summary of cash generated or utilized by business operations, net of capital expenditures on plant and equipment, excluding business acquisitions.

    Three months ended Six months ended
Summary of Changes in Cash Available December 31 December 31
($ million) 2009 2008 2009 2008
Cash flow from operating activities 7.7   3.3   10.4   7.6  
Net decrease (increase) in non-cash working capital balances (0.5 ) 6.0   (5.0 ) (9.4 )
Decrease in loans receivable, net -   -   0.1   -  
Proceeds on disposal of property, plant and equipment 0.1   0.1   0.4   0.5  
Capital expenditures, excluding business acquisitions (2.9 ) (2.1 ) (5.4 ) (4.6 )
Business acquisitions -   -   -   (0.1 )
Increase (decrease) in cash available 4.4   7.2   0.4   (6.1 )

For the second quarter of fiscal 2010, cash flows from operations net of capital expenditures were $4.4 million compared to $7.2 million in the same three-month period last year. Cash flows were significantly increased last year by falling raw material prices which reduced inventory and accounts receivable balances.

Capital Expenditures

Expenditures on plant and equipment in the second quarter of fiscal 2010 were $2.9 million compared to $2.1 million in the same period a year ago. Major capital projects in the quarter included $1.1 million for expansion of the Worthington, MN and Mendota, IL facilities. For the six months to-date, $2.2 million has been invested in the Worthington and Mendota capital projects. The balance of capital expenditures ($1.8 million in the second quarter and $3.2 million for the year-to-date) was made on a variety of smaller projects for the maintenance of equipment and facilities.

Seasonality and Commodity Variability

The Company experiences seasonal variations in revenue. Historically, revenue is strongest in the second and third fiscal quarters when colder weather from October to March increases demand for beef feed. Other product lines are only marginally affected by seasonal conditions.

Commodity-based agricultural raw materials constitute a significant component of the Company's complete feed production. Fluctuating commodity prices can influence revenues and associated cost of sales as selling prices and product costs move in relation to changes in commodity prices.

Selected Quarterly Financial Information

(US $ millions except per share data) Fiscal First Second Third Fourth
  Year Quarter Quarter Quarter Quarter
Revenue 2010 135.7 150.0        
  2009 169.3 163.6   140.7 129.8  
  2008 139.8 167.0   167.3 159.4  
Net earnings (loss) (before unusual items (i) 2010 1.1 5.0        
net of income taxes). 2009 2.7 3.0   3.5 (0.2 )
  2008 2.0 4.5   5.2 0.9  
Net earnings (loss) 2010 1.1 5.0        
  2009 2.9 0.7   3.5 (8.4 )
  2008 2.6 (2.8 ) 5.0 1.2  
Net earnings (loss) per share (EPS) 2010 0.08 0.37        
  2009 0.21 0.05   0.25 (0.60 )
  2008 0.19 (0.21 ) 0.37 0.08  
(i) Unusual items include: asset impairment loss, restructuring charges, and gain on sale of facilities.

Outstanding Share Data

Ridley's share capital consists of an unlimited number of common shares, with no par value. On December 11, 2009 the Company received approval from the Toronto Stock Exchange (the "TSX") to initiate a normal course issuer bid for the Company's shares through the facilities of the TSX. The share repurchase program permits the Company to purchase for cancellation up to 663,169 of its common shares over the twelve month period ending December 14, 2010. This normal course issuer bid follows a previous share repurchase program which terminated on December 14, 2009. Under the previous share repurchase program, the Company had repurchased for cancellation 595,922 shares at an average price of C$7.48 per share, excluding commissions. As at December 31, 2009, the Company had made no share repurchases under the new normal course issuer bid. The number of shares outstanding as at December 31, 2009 and as at February 9, 2010 was 13,263,378.

Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

The Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer have signed form 52-109F2 – Certification of Interim Filings and filed it with the appropriate securities regulators in Canada in compliance with Multilateral Instrument 52-109 – Certification of Disclosure in Issuers' Annual and Interim Filings issued by the Canadian Securities Administrators. There has been no change in Ridley's internal controls over financial reporting or disclosure controls and procedures that occurred during the most recent interim period that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, Ridley's internal control over financial reporting.

International Financial Reporting Standards

The Canadian Accounting Standards Board (AcSB) requires all public companies to adopt International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) for interim and annual financial statements for fiscal years beginning on or after January 1, 2011. Companies will be required to provide IFRS comparative information for the previous fiscal period. The impact of the adoption of IFRS on the consolidated financial statements of the Company may be significant and, as such, the Company has begun developing its convergence plan to transition its financial statement reporting, presentation and disclosure for IFRS to meet its first quarter fiscal 2012 deadline. The Company continues to evaluate the potential impact of IFRS on its consolidated financial statements. The process will be ongoing as new standards and recommendations are issued by the International Accounting Standards Board and AcSB.

BSE Class Action Lawsuits

In April 2005, representative plaintiffs filed proposed class actions in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Quebec against the Government of Canada and Ridley Inc. to include all Canadian cattle farmers who allegedly suffered damage as a result of international bans on trade in Canadian beef and cattle following the 2003 diagnosis of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) in a cow in Alberta. A settlement agreement between Ridley and the representative plaintiffs was finalized in January 2009 when Ridley made payment of C$6.0 million into a plaintiffs' settlement trust fund for the benefit of the plaintiffs in continuation of their litigation against the Government of Canada. In agreeing to the settlement, Ridley made no admission of liability or wrongdoing in the matter. The settlement effectively capped Ridley's exposure to the claims made by the plaintiffs to that amount.

Following the settlement agreement with plaintiffs the Ontario Superior Court granted Ridley's motion for dismissal of the Ontario action as against Ridley on July 28, 2009. The Quebec Superior Court dismissed the Quebec action as against Ridley on November 13, 2009. Ridley will seek to obtain similar court orders in Alberta and Saskatchewan where the plaintiffs commenced identical actions. If the remaining jurisdictions grant dismissal motions, Ridley will cease to be a party to the continuing class action lawsuits.

Forward-Looking Information

This report contains "forward-looking" information. The forward-looking information includes statements concerning Ridley's outlook for the future, as well as other statements of beliefs, plans and strategies or anticipated events, and similar expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts. Forward- looking information and statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in, contemplated or implied by, such statements. These risks and uncertainties include the ability to make effective acquisitions and successfully integrate newly acquired businesses into existing operations, the availability and prices of raw materials and supplies, livestock disease, product pricing, the competitive environment and related market conditions, operating efficiencies, access to capital, the cost of compliance with environmental and health standards and other regulatory requirements affecting Ridley's business, adverse results from ongoing litigation, and actions of domestic and foreign governments. Other risks are outlined in the Risk Management section of the MD&A included in Ridley's Annual Report. Unless otherwise required by applicable securities law, Ridley disclaims any intention or obligation to publicly update or revise this information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Ridley cautions readers not to place undue reliance upon forward-looking statements.

OUTLOOK

The external drivers of Ridley's commercial feed business are strongly influenced by the economic dynamics of the North American livestock and poultry production industry. Demand for commercial animal feed in 2010 will be influenced by any improvement in the profit margins of livestock and poultry producers. Longer term commercial feed demand will depend on the eventual reversal of the reduction in animal numbers across most segments in the U.S. and Canada.

The outlook is encouraging for improved profitability amongst most sectors of livestock and poultry production within the next six to twelve months. However, in the near term, many sectors continue to operate below breakeven levels, which negatively affects producer demand for feed supplementation.

Management continues to focus on the needs of Ridley's customers, making customer satisfaction a top priority while helping producers find profitable feeding solutions in a challenging economic environment. Maintaining a balanced presence amongst each of the sectors of livestock and poultry production remains important for diversifying Ridley's earnings across multiple geographies and product categories.

Ridley Inc., headquartered in Mankato, Minnesota and Winnipeg, Manitoba, is one of North America's leading commercial animal nutrition companies. Ridley employs more than 900 people in the United States and Canada in the manufacture and distribution of a full range of animal nutrition products under highly regarded trade names.

Ridley's common shares are listed on The Toronto Stock Exchange (trading symbol: RCL).

Additional information, including the notes to the interim financial statements and Ridley's Annual Information Form (AIF), are available at www.sedar.com. Visit our website at www.ridleyinc.com.

RIDLEY Inc.      
Consolidated Balance Sheets      
(Unaudited)      
(Expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars) December 31 June 30 December 31
  2009 2009 2008
ASSETS      
Current assets      
  Cash and short-term deposits 1,594 1,954 6,087
  Accounts receivable 36,026 30,697 39,295
  Inventories (Note 8) 50,708 48,153 58,475
  Income taxes recoverable 58 1,867 1,516
  Prepaids and other current assets 2,105 721 2,206
  Current portion of loans receivable 1,069 1,013 1,168
  Assets held-for-sale (Note 12) - 245 -
  Future income tax asset 1,602 1,545 1,439
Total current assets 93,162 86,195 110,186
 
Non-current assets      
  Loans receivable 472 603 952
  Assets held-for-sale (Note 12) 598 598 867
  Property, plant and equipment 91,439 88,604 88,812
  Future income tax asset 4,256 3,425 -
  Other assets 3,980 4,431 2,604
  Other intangibles 4,642 4,379 4,466
  Goodwill 37,982 37,982 48,477
Total non-current assets 143,369 140,022 146,178
 
TOTAL ASSETS 236,531 226,217 256,364
 
LIABILITIES and SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY      
Current liabilities      
  Outstanding cheques in excess of bank balances 3,920 2,038 408
  Short-term debt 1,871 364 1,767
  Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 34,451 34,525 43,588
  Advances from customers 3,366 1,716 4,397
  Claim settlement provision (Note 14) - - 4,902
  Income taxes payable 91 - -
  Current portion of long-term debt 53 52 68
Total current liabilities 43,752 38,695 55,130
 
Long-term liabilities      
  Long-term debt 11,099 10,190 22,272
  Future income tax liability 24,672 24,427 21,836
  Other accrued liabilities 3,947 3,892 4,338
Total long-term liabilities 39,718 38,509 48,446
 
Total liabilities 83,470 77,204 103,576
 
Shareholders' equity      
Share capital (Note 11) 55,127 57,315 57,601
Retained earnings 86,706 81,285 86,199
Accumulated other comprehensive income (Note 4) 11,228 10,413 8,988
  97,934 91,698 95,187
Total shareholders' equity 153,061 149,013 152,788
 
TOTAL LIABILITIES & SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY 236,531 226,217 256,364

 

RIDLEY Inc.        
Consolidated Statements of Earnings and Retained Earnings      
(Unaudited)        
(Expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars) Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
  December 31 December 31
  2009 2008 2009 2008
 
Revenue 149,969   163,562   285,676   332,866  
Cost of sales (Note 8) 126,453   141,413   244,736   287,628  
Gross profit 23,516   22,149   40,940   45,238  
   
Operating (income) expenses                
  Selling, general and administrative 13,095   16,755   25,806   32,481  
  Amortization of property, plant and equipment 2,093   2,047   4,185   4,116  
  Gain on sale of facility (Note 12) -   -   -   (316 )
  Research and development 228   140   498   486  
  Other amortization 44   44   87   87  
  Asset impairment loss (Note 13) -   1,407   -   1,407  
Net operating expenses 15,460   20,393   30,576   38,261  
   
Operating income 8,056   1,756   10,364   6,977  
   
Finance costs (170 ) (845 ) (348 ) (1,450 )
Interest income 87   145   166   262  
Earnings before income taxes 7,973   1,056   10,182   5,789  
   
Provision for income taxes (Note 9) 2,953   385   4,037   2,184  
Net earnings for the period 5,020   671   6,145   3,605  
   
Retained earnings, beginning of period 82,410   85,528   81,285   82,594  
Net earnings for the period 5,020   671   6,145   3,605  
Excess over stated value of shares                
  purchased for cancellation (Note 11) (724 ) -   (724 ) -  
Retained earnings, end of period 86,706   86,199   86,706   86,199  
   
Net earnings per share, basic and diluted 0.37   0.05   0.45   0.26  
   
Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income                
(Unaudited)                
(Expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars) Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended  
  December 31   December 31  
  2009   2008   2009   2008  
   
Net earnings for the period 5,020   671   6,145   3,605  
Unrealized gains (losses) on translation of financial                
  statements of related entities with foreign functional                
  currency to U.S. dollar reporting currency (Note 4) (525 ) (3,298 ) 815   (4,317 )
Other comprehensive income (loss) for the period (525 ) (3,298 ) 815   (4,317 )
Comprehensive income (loss) for the period 4,495   (2,627 ) 6,960   (712 )
         
RIDLEY Inc.        
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows        
(Unaudited)        
(Expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars) Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
  December 31 December 31
  2009 2008 2009 2008
 
Cash flow from operating activities                
  Net earnings for the period 5,020   671   6,145   3,605  
  Add (deduct) items not affecting cash:                
  Amortization of property, plant and equipment 2,093   2,047   4,185   4,116  
  Future income taxes 414   (1,037 ) (214 ) (1,468 )
  Asset impairment loss (Note 13) -   1,407   -   1,407  
  Loss on sale of property, plant and equipment 75   47   114   49  
  Gain on sale of facility (Note 12) -   -   -   (316 )
  Other amortization 44   44   87   87  
  Other items not affecting cash 46   121   94   148  
  7,692   3,300   10,411   7,628  
Net change in non-cash working capital balances related to operations:                
  Accounts receivable (329 ) 1,987   (4,160 ) (6,538 )
  Inventories (1,911 ) 14,520   (1,677 ) 8,920  
  Prepaids and other current assets 187   343   (1,343 ) (361 )
  Accounts payable and accrued liabilities (1,028 ) (11,219 ) (1,361 ) (12,541 )
  Advances from customers 2,336   3,331   1,626   2,125  
  Income taxes payable and recoverable 287   (3,005 ) 1,883   (1,048 )
Net cash from (utilized for) operating activities 7,234   9,257   5,379   (1,815 )
   
Cash flow from investing activities                
  Proceeds on disposal of facilities, property, plant and equipment 102   57   368   526  
  Purchase of property, plant and equipment (2,931 ) (2,095 ) (5,098 ) (4,632 )
  Purchase of intangibles -   -   (350 ) -  
  Decrease in loans receivable, net 43   15   94   -  
  Business acquisitions (Note 10) -   -   -   (137 )
Net cash utilized for investing activities (2,786 ) (2,023 ) (4,986 ) (4,243 )
   
Cash flow from financing activities                
  Repayment of short- and long-term debt (4,770 ) (18,699 ) (6,493 ) (26,275 )
  Proceeds from short- and long-term debt 1,852   9,476   7,782   34,484  
  Purchases of share capital for cancellation (Note 11) (3,745 ) (3 ) (3,745 ) (3 )
Net cash from (utilized for) financing activities (6,663 ) (9,226 ) (2,456 ) 8,206  
   
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash (36 ) 28   (179 ) 21  
   
Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents (2,251 ) (1,964 ) (2,242 ) 2,169  
Cash and cash equivalents - beginning of period (75 ) 7,643   (84 ) 3,510  
Cash and cash equivalents - end of period (2,326 ) 5,679   (2,326 ) 5,679  
   
Cash and cash equivalents are comprised of:                
  Cash and short-term deposits 1,594   6,087   1,594   6,087  
  Outstanding cheques in excess of bank balances (3,920 ) (408 ) (3,920 ) (408 )
  (2,326 ) 5,679   (2,326 ) 5,679  

 

Contact Information

  • RIDLEY Inc.
    Steve VanRoekel
    President and CEO
    (507) 388-9412
    or
    RIDLEY Inc.
    Gordon Hildebrand
    Chief Financial Officer
    (507) 388-9577