SOURCE: ML Macadamia Orchards, L. P.

November 09, 2011 17:50 ET

ML Macadamia Orchards, L.P. Reports 3rd Quarter 2011 Earnings

HILO, HI--(Marketwire - Nov 9, 2011) - ML Macadamia Orchards, L.P. (OTCQX: NNUT) (PINKSHEETS: NNUT), reported a third quarter net income of $38,000 or $0.01 per Class A Unit, on total revenues of $6.0 million, as compared to a net loss of $308,000 or ($0.04) per Class A Unit on $4.7 million in revenues for the same period last year. The higher earnings are the result of increased nut production related to improved rainfall in the Ka'u orchards in the southern region of Hawaii. The third quarter of 2010 reflects transaction costs of $125,000, a write-off of goodwill in the amount of $306,000 and a bargain purchase gain of $120,000 related to the acquisition of the IASCO orchards. Net cash flow for the third quarter of 2011 was $570,000 as compared to $506,000 for the third quarter of 2010.

Nut revenues were $5.3 million for the three months ended September 30, 2011, compared to $4.1 million in the prior year. The third quarter harvest was 9.5 million pounds or 32% higher than the quarter ended September 30, 2010 and overall production is expected to be up between 20-25% for the full year 2011. Farming service revenues included in total revenues were $651,000 or 6% higher than the third quarter of last year.

For the first nine months of 2011, revenues were $8.9 million with a net income of $153,000 or $0.02 per Class A Unit. Total revenues in the first nine months of 2010 were $7.7 million with a net loss of $451,000, or ($0.06) per Class A Unit.

This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events and future performance of the Partnership that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements. These include statements, among others, regarding the Partnership's future nut prices which are based on certain assumptions and forecasts. The Partnership files documents with the Securities and Exchange Commission, such as Form 10-K, Form 10-Q and Form 8-K reports, which contain a description of these and other risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from current expectations and the forward-looking statements contained in this press release.

ML Macadamia Orchards, L.P.
Consolidated Income Statements (unaudited)
(in thousands, except per unit data)
Three months Nine months
ended September 30, Ended September 30,
2011 2010 2011 2010
Macadamia nut sales $ 5,357 $ 4,087 $ 7,688 $ 5,259
Contract farming revenue 651 615 1,191 2,417
Total revenues 6,008 4,702 8,879 7,676
Cost of goods and services
Costs of macadamia nut sales 4,679 3,682 6,375 4,578
Costs of contract farming services 607 567 1,088 2,225
Total cost of goods sold 5,286 4,249 7,463 6,803
Gross income 722 453 1,416 873
Total general and administrative expenses 460 517 1,218 1,264
Operating income (loss) 262 (64 ) 198 (391 )
Impairment loss - (306 ) - (306 )
Interest expense (199 ) (140 ) (575 ) (153 )
Other income - 218 579 430
Income before tax 63 (292 ) 202 (420 )
Income tax expense 25 16 49 31
Net income (loss) $ 38 $ (308 ) $ 153 $ (451 )
Net cash flow (as defined in the Partnership Agreement) $ 570 $ 506 $ 703 $ (323 )
Net income (loss) per Class A Unit $ 0.01 $ (0.04 ) $ 0.02 $ (0.06 )
Net cash flow per Class A Unit $ 0.08 $ 0.07 $ 0.09 $ (0.04 )
Cash distributions per Class A Unit $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00
Class A Units outstanding 7,500 7,500 7,500 7,500

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    President & CEO
    Telephone: (808) 969-8052