MORRISVILLE, N.C., June 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Alliance One International, Inc. (NYSE: AOI) today announced results for its fiscal year and fourth quarter ended March 31, 2017.

Highlights

Fiscal 2017 (1)

  • Sales decreased 10.0% to $1,714.7 million mainly as a result of smaller crops in the U.S., Brazil and Tanzania primarily related to El Niño weather conditions, the strong U.S. dollar, changes in product mix and timing of crops.
  • Gross profit as a percentage of sales improved to 12.7% from 11.9% helped by reduced lower of cost or market adjustments, while gross profit decreased 3.9% to $217.0 million, as a result of lower volume and average sales price.
  • Net loss was $62.9 million, while Adjusted EBITDA was $136.6 million at 8.0% of sales.
  • Accounts receivable and inventory reductions generated $253.6 million of cash at March 31, 2017 when compared to the prior year end.
  • During the year the existing senior secured revolving credit facility was refinanced with the issuance of $275.0 million of senior secured first lien notes due April 2021 and a $60.0 million ABL credit facility that matures in January 2021. As part of the refinancing certain financial covenants were eliminated enhancing business flexibility.
  • During March and April 2017 the Company purchased and cancelled approximately $57.1 million of its Senior Secured Second Lien Notes, with $28.4 million in March and an additional $28.6 million in April, leaving face value of $691.6 million outstanding at fiscal year-end and $662.9 million at the end of April.

Fourth Quarter (1)

  • Sales decreased 16.7% to $609.7 million on lower volume due to smaller weather-affected crops, later Turkish crop timing and the timing of shipments.
  • Gross profit as a percentage of sales improved to 11.1% this year, compared to 9.9% helped by reduced lower of cost or market adjustments, while gross profit decreased 7.2% to $67.5 million on lower volume.
  • Net loss was $0.3 million and Adjusted EBITDA was $44.3 million at 7.3% of sales.

(1)  Due to the reconsolidation of the Zimbabwe subsidiary at March 31, 2016 its performance is included in consolidated financial results for fiscal 2017, however it was not included in the prior year except for the March 31, 2016 balance sheet and a $106.2 million gain in other income in March 2016. Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Net Debt include the results and relevant balance sheet, income statement and statement of cash flow items respectively of the Zimbabwe subsidiary in all periods.

Pieter Sikkel, Chief Executive Officer and President, said, "With our heavy weighting in Brazil, the United States and Tanzania – three crops that were hit hardest by El Niño and had related reductions in crop size and yields and consequently increases in conversion cost – we were significantly impacted in fiscal 2017 by unusual and uncontrollable events, which overshadowed substantial improvements in many origins and targeted improvements to the balance sheet.

"Accounts receivable and inventory reductions from prior year-end levels generated $253.6 million of cash this year consistent with our internal plan to end the fiscal year with an uncommitted inventory level well within our stated target range of $50.0-$150.0 million. As indicated previously, we utilize surplus cash to reduce long-term debt, and during March and April 2017 we purchased and cancelled approximately $57.1 million of our Senior Secured Second Lien Notes, leaving $662.9 million after purchases in April. We remain confident in our targets to purchase $25.0-$50.0 million per year of our more expensive debt with surplus cash. After giving affect to the initial $28.4 million purchased in March, our year end cash position was $473.1 million with $475.9 million in notes payable to banks. Our liquidity position is strong and in line with internal expectations at $852.9 million as of March 31, 2017, comprised of cash and $379.8 million of available credit lines.

"Adverse weather, the strong U.S. dollar and product mix that more heavily favored byproducts this year unfortunately impacted our operations in Brazil, the U.S., and Tanzania and overshadowed operations with improvement including Argentina and Malawi. Total full services volumes sold this year were consistent with last year at 381.4 million kilos that included planned increased prior crop inventory sales. These effects, when combined with Turkish and other regions' sales that have been pushed to next year based on the timing of crops and shipments, resulted in sales and other operating revenues decreasing by 10.0% to $1,714.7 million from the prior year and Adjusted EBITDA decreasing 28.0% to $136.6 million.

"As we look to fiscal year 2018, global market conditions are positive with good early weather patterns that support better global growing conditions. These conditions should result in increased crop sizes in Brazil and Argentina. We have almost completed buying in Zimbabwe and are approximately 65% complete in Brazil. The 2016 Brazilian Virginia flue crop was small at approximately 410 million kilos and is approximately 50% larger this year at 600 million kilos with good quality. The Malawi crop is smaller this year and the U.S. crop is now in the ground. Based on current conditions, our internal forecast anticipates significantly increased full-service and processing volumes, improved sales and pricing, as well as improved adjusted EBITDA for fiscal year 2018 when compared to fiscal 2017. Sales are anticipated to be in a range of approximately $1,900.0 million to $2,000.0 million with Adjusted EBITDA in a range of approximately $165.0-$185.0 million.

Mr. Sikkel, concluded, "Our Company is well positioned to address complex industry dynamics. The impact of our strategic initiatives should become more apparent as crop sizes return to normalized levels in key markets where we are now buying and will sell during fiscal year 2018. Our strong employee base continues to innovate and develop cost-effective solutions to meet evolving customer requirements. Our customers remain focused on optimizing their supply chains and reducing complexity. They are planning for improvement in global sustainability and driving positive change in nicotine consumption habits with reduced risk products. We are well positioned to assist them with all of these requirements, investing where appropriate returns should be achievable. Growth opportunities exist and we continue to take the necessary steps to further strengthen our preferred supplier position. Continued focus on strategic plan execution to meet our customer's growth initiatives is anticipated to improve shareholder value."  

Performance Summary for Fiscal Year-ended March 31, 2017

Total sales and other operating revenues decreased by 10.0% to $1,714.7 million and total costs of goods and services sold decreased 10.8% to $1,497.7 million primarily due to lower average sales prices and tobacco costs per kilo attributable to smaller crops in the U.S., Brazil and Tanzania related to weather conditions, lower prices paid to tobacco suppliers across most regions and changes in product mix with an increased percentage of byproduct sales versus lamina. The positive impact of currency movements, primarily in Europe, on average tobacco costs per kilo were partially offset by $4.8 million of lower of cost or market adjustments.

Volumes were similar to the prior fiscal year as volume increases from expanded cut rag services in the Africa region, sales of prior crop in most regions and the timing of shipments in Africa were offset by the weather-related smaller crop sizes and the timing of shipments in other regions. Processing and other revenues and processing costs increases were primarily related to the reconsolidation of our Zimbabwe subsidiary.

As a result of lower average sales price and costs per kilo, gross profit decreased 3.9% to $217.0 million, while gross profit as a percentage of sales improved to 12.7% from 11.9%.

SG&A increased 10.1% to $136.0 million mainly due to increased legal and professional fees, incentive compensation costs, and the inclusion of costs from our reconsolidated Zimbabwe subsidiary this year, partially offset by the non-recurrence of reserves for customer receivables in the prior year that are now being collected. Increases in SG&A were partially offset by the net insurance recovery related to tobacco lost by fire in Zimbabwe last year, the non-recurrence of one-time expenses in Africa and the sale of trade tax credits in South America.

During the prior year, we determined that the significant doubt about our ability to control our Zimbabwe subsidiary was eliminated and we reconsolidated it as of March 31, 2016. As a result, we recorded a gain of $106.2 million in other operating income.

Restructuring and asset impairment charges were $1.4 million this year and are mainly related to the former U.S. cut rag facility. Last year charges were $5.9 million and were primarily attributable to impairment of advances to tobacco suppliers and real property in Africa.

During the third quarter of fiscal 2017, we refinanced our existing senior secured revolving credit facility with the issuance of $275.0 million of 8.5% senior secured first lien notes due April 2021 and a $60.0 million U.S. ABL credit facility that matures in January 2021. As a result, one-time debt retirement costs of $2.3 million were recorded for the accelerated amortization of debt issuance costs.

During the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017, we purchased $28.4 million of our senior secured second lien notes on the open market. As a result, one-time related discounts of $3.4 million offset by $0.7 million for the accelerated amortization of debt issuance costs and original issue discount were recorded.

Interest costs increased 13.2% to $132.7 million from the prior year primarily due to higher average borrowings and higher average rates on our seasonal lines of credit, as well as increased amortization of debt issuance costs and the inclusion of interest costs from our reconsolidated Zimbabwe subsidiary this year.

Income tax expense decreased 27.0% to $23.5 million, while our effective tax rate was (59.2)% this year compared to 35.1% last year.

Performance Summary for the Fourth Fiscal Quarter Ended March 31, 2017

Total sales and other operating revenues decreased 16.7% to $609.7 million primarily due to the smaller weather-affected U.S. crop, the late season in Turkey and the timing of shipments. 

Gross profit decreased 7.2% to $67.5 million due to lower volumes sold, however gross profit as a percentage of sales improved to 11.1% in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017 compared to 9.9% for the prior-year period mainly due to reduced lower-of-cost-or-market adjustments during the fourth quarter this year compared to the prior-year period.

SG&A decreased 4.1% to $35.1 million primarily as a result of the reversal of reserves for customer receivables in the fiscal 2017 fourth quarter.

Except for the non-recurrence of the $106.2 million gain on reconsolidation of Zimbabwe in the prior year, operating income decreased slightly $0.8 million primarily due to a $5.2 million decrease in gross profit partially offset by reduced SG&A and lower restructuring charges. 

Interest expense increased 15.7% to $35.0 million from the prior-year period primarily due to the reconsolidation of our Zimbabwe subsidiary at March 31, 2016, higher amortization of debt issuance costs and higher average borrowings.  Debt retirement income relates to the repurchase of $28.4 million of our senior secured second lien notes during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017.

Income tax expense decreased 74.5% to $2.7 million, while our effective tax rate was 103.3% this year compared to 9.5% for the prior-year period.

Earnings Per Share

Fiscal Year

For the 12 months ended March 31, 2017, net loss was $62.9 million, or $7.05 per basic share, compared to net income of $65.5 million or $7.38 per basic share for the prior year period. Included in net loss this year was $7.2 million of legal and professional costs associated the Kenya matter, $1.4 million of restructuring and asset impairment charges and $8.0 million of loss related to Kenya green leaf operations. Included in net income last year was $8.6 million of legal and professional costs for the Kenya matter, $106.2 million related to the Zimbabwe reconsolidation, $16.7 million of loss related to Kenya green leaf sourcing, and $5.9 million of restructuring and asset impairment charges.

Fourth Quarter

For the fourth quarter ended March 31, 2017, net loss was $0.3 million, or $.03 per basic share, compared to net income of $100.8 million, or $11.33 per basic share, last year. Last year's results included a $106.2 million gain associated with the reconsolidation of the Zimbabwe subsidiary.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

As of March 31, 2017, available credit lines and cash were $852.9 million, comprised of $473.1 million in cash and $379.8 million of credit lines, comprised of $60.0 million available under the U.S. ABL credit facility for general corporate purposes (subject to limitations on borrowing if unrestricted cash and cash equivalents exceed $180.0 million) and $319.8 million of foreign seasonal credit lines.

Additionally, in the future, the Company may elect to redeem, repay, make open market purchases, retire or cancel indebtedness prior to stated maturity under its various global bank facilities and outstanding public notes, as they may permit.

Fiscal Year 2017 Financial Results Investor Call

The Company will hold a conference call to report financial results for its fiscal year-ended March 31, 2017, on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 8:00 A.M. EDT. Those seeking to listen to the call may access a live broadcast on the Alliance One website. Please visit www.aointl.com 15 minutes in advance to register.

For those who are unable to listen to the live event, a replay will be available by telephone from 11:00 A.M. EDT, Thursday, June 15, 2017 through 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, June 20, 2017. To access the replay, dial (888) 203-1112 within the U.S., or (719) 457-0820 outside the U.S., and enter access code 9596785. Any replay, rebroadcast, transcript or other reproduction of this conference call, other than the replay accessible by calling the number above, has not been authorized by Alliance One and is strictly prohibited.  Investors should be aware that any unauthorized reproduction of this conference call may not be an accurate reflection of its contents.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on current expectations of future events. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements about future financial and operating results, plans, objectives, expectations and intentions and other statements that are not historical facts.  Such statements are based on the current beliefs and expectations of management and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties.  If underlying assumptions prove inaccurate or known or unknown risks or uncertainties materialize, actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated expected or projected. The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements:  changes in the timing of anticipated shipments, changes in anticipated geographic product sourcing, political instability, currency and interest rate fluctuations, shifts in the global supply and demand position for tobacco products, changes in tax laws and regulations or the interpretation of tax laws and regulations, adverse weather conditions, changes in costs incurred in supplying tobacco and related services and the impact of regulation and litigation. Additional factors that could cause AOI's results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by forward-looking statements can be found in AOI's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and the other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") which are available at the SEC's Internet site (http://www.sec.gov).

Non-GAAP Financial Information

This press release contains financial measures that have not been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States ("U.S. GAAP" or "GAAP").  They include EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Net Debt. Tables showing the reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures are attached to the release.  Adjusted EBITDA anticipated for fiscal year 2018 is calculated in a manner consistent with the presentation of Adjusted EBITDA in the attached tables.  Because of the forward-looking nature of this estimate of Adjusted EBITDA, it is impractical to present a quantitative reconciliation of such measure to a comparable GAAP measure, and accordingly no such GAAP measure is being presented.

About Alliance One International, Inc.

Alliance One is a leading global independent leaf merchant. For more information on Alliance One, visit the Company's website at www.aointl.com.

 

 

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS








(Unaudited)










Three Months Ended


Twelve Months Ended



March 31


March 31

(in thousands, except per share data)

2017


2016


2017


2016










Sales and other operating revenues

$        609,691


$      732,318


$     1,714,750


$    1,904,592

Cost of goods and services sold

542,145


659,532


1,497,721


1,678,798

Gross profit

67,545


72,786


217,029


225,794

Selling, general and administrative expenses

35,078


36,561


135,982


123,546

Other income

585


105,302


4,896


105,427

Restructuring and asset impairment charges

307


1,801


1,375


5,888

Operating income

32,744


139,727


84,568


201,787

Debt retirement expense (income)

(2,639)


-


(300)


-

Interest expense 

35,031


30,279


132,667


117,190

Interest income 

2,269


1,685


8,157


7,077

Income (loss) before income taxes and other items

2,621


111,133


(39,642)


91,674

Income tax expense

2,706


10,598


23,480


32,215

Equity in net income (loss) of investee companies

(439)


307


(149)


5,986

Net income (loss)

(524)


100,841


(63,271)


65,445


Less:  Net income (loss) noncontrolling interests

(215)


28


(343)


(87)

Net income (loss) attributable to Alliance One International, Inc.

$             (309)


$      100,813


$        (62,928)


$         65,532










Earnings (loss) per share:









Basic

$            (0.03)


$          11.33


$            (7.05)


$             7.38


Diluted

$            (0.03)


$          11.33


$            (7.05)


$             7.38










Weighted average number of shares outstanding:









Basic

8,952


8,895


8,930


8,882


Diluted

8,952


8,896


8,930


8,883

 

 

RECONCILIATION OF ADJUSTED EARNINGS BEFORE INTEREST, TAXES, DEPRECIATION AND AMORTIZATION ("ADJUSTED
EBITDA")(1) (Unaudited)









Three Months Ended


FYE

(in thousands)

June 30, 2016

Sept 30, 2016

Dec 31, 2016

March 31, 2017


March 31, 2017








U.S. GAAP - Net Income(loss) attributable to Alliance One
International, Inc.

$         (31,505)

$      (15,657)

$     (15,457)

$              (309)


$         (62,928)








Plus: Interest expense

30,602

31,904

35,129

35,031


132,667

Plus: Income tax expense

(3,830)

3,627

20,977

2,707


23,481

Plus: Depreciation and amortization expense

8,752

8,601

8,506

8,617


34,476








EBITDA (1)

4,019

28,475

49,155

46,047


127,696








Plus: Abnormal unrecovered advances (recoveries) to suppliers(2)

-

-

-

-


-

Plus: Reserves for (recoveries on) doubtful customer receivables

43

100

(2,943)

(2,744)


(5,545)

Plus: Non-cash employee stock based compensation

392

453

335

371


1,551

Less: Other income (expense)

(481)

2,104

2,688

585


4,896

Plus: Restructuring and asset impairment charges

41

577

449

307


1,375

Plus: Debt retirement expense (income)

-

-

2,339

(2,639)


(300)

Plus: Amortization of basis difference - CBT investment(3)

307

318

583

310


1,518

Plus: Kenyan investigation legal & professional costs

3,551

1,578

436

1,606


7,171

Less: Kenyan green leaf operation Adjusted EBITDA(4)

(1,647)

(3,901)

(840)

(1,625)


(8,013)

Plus: Reconsolidated subsidiary incremental EBITDA after elimination
of related party transactions with AOI and its consolidated subsidiaries(5)

-

-

-

-


-








Adjusted EBITDA(1)

$          10,480

$        33,299

$       48,506

$           44,298


$         136,583








Total debt






$      1,428,868

  Less: Debt of reconsolidated subsidiary funded by affiliate(6)






-

Total adjusted debt






$      1,428,868

  Less: Cash






473,110

Total adjusted debt less cash(6)






$         955,758








(Total adjusted debt less cash) /Adjusted EBITDA(1)(6)






7.00x








(1) Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ("EBITDA") and adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ("Adjusted EBITDA")
are not measures of results of operations under generally accepted accounting principles in the United States ("U.S. GAAP") and should not be considered as an alternative to
other U.S. GAAP measurements.  We have presented EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA to adjust for the items identified above because we believe that it would be helpful to the
readers of our financial information to understand the impact of these items on our reported results. This presentation enables readers to better compare our results to similar
companies that may not incur the sporadic impact of various items identified above.  Management acknowledges that there are many items that impact a company's reported
results and this list is not intended to present all items that may have impacted these results. EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and any ratios calculated based on these measures
are not necessarily comparable to similarly-titled measures used by other companies or appearing in our debt obligations or agreements. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA as
presented may not equal column or row totals due to rounding.  








(2) Unrecovered amounts expensed directly to cost of goods and services sold in the income statement for abnormal yield adjustments or unrecovered amounts from prior
crops. Normal yield adjustments are capitalized into the cost of the current crop and are expensed as cost of goods and services sold as that crop is sold.








(3) Related to a former Brazilian subsidiary that is now deconsolidated following the completion of a joint venture in March 2014.








(4) Adjusted EBITDA of our former green leaf sourcing operation in Kenya of $(8,013) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017 and for each of the quarters therein is calculated
on the same basis as Adjusted EBITDA presented in this table.  In fiscal year 2016 we decided to exit green leaf sourcing in the Kenyan market as part of our restructuring program.








(5) Adjusted EBITDA of the subsidiary reconsolidated at the end of the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2016 is calculated on the same basis as Adjusted EBITDA as presented in
this table, with eliminations for related party transactions with AOI and its consolidated subsidiaries, and will be include in consolidated information going forward. 
Additionally, the calculation of total adjusted debt less cash includes the cash of the subsidiary reconsolidated at the end of the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2016 and the debt
of that subsidiary not funded by a subsidiary of AOI.








(6) Represents the portion of outstanding debt of the subsidiary reconsolidated at the end of the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2016 under a credit facility attributable to the
participation interest of another AOI subsidiary funding that portion of the borrowing under that facility.

 

 

RECONCILIATION OF ADJUSTED EARNINGS BEFORE INTEREST, TAXES, DEPRECIATION AND AMORTIZATION ("ADJUSTED
EBITDA")(1) (Unaudited)









Three Months Ended


FYE(4)

(in thousands)

June 30, 2015(4)

Sept 30, 2015

Dec 31, 2015

March 31, 2016


March 31, 2016








U.S. GAAP - Net Income(loss) attributable to Alliance One
International, Inc.

$         (25,950)

$      (21,066)

$       11,735

$         100,813


$           65,532








Plus: Interest expense

27,773

28,782

30,356

30,279


117,190

Plus: Income tax expense (benefit)

(3,215)

22,902

1,930

10,598


32,215

Plus: Depreciation and amortization expense

7,064

6,897

7,057

7,343


28,361








EBITDA (1)

5,672

37,515

51,078

149,033


243,298








Plus: Abnormal unrecovered advances (recoveries) to suppliers(2)

430

-

8

(439)


-

Plus: Reserves for (recoveries on) doubtful customer receivables

(84)

(65)

(33)

12


(169)

Plus: Non-cash employee stock based compensation

813

661

600

351


2,425

Less: Other income (expense)

559

(1,027)

594

105,302


105,427

Plus: Restructuring and asset impairment charges (recoveries)

2,948

(385)

1,525

1,801


5,888

Plus: Debt retirement expense (income)

-

-

-

-


-

Plus: Amortization of basis difference - CBT investment(3)

322

446

450

336


1,554

Plus: Kenyan investigation legal & professional costs

-

-

1,771

6,808


8,579

Less: Kenyan green leaf operation Adjusted EBITDA(5)

(5,377)

(6,499)

(317)

(4,473)


(16,666)

Plus: Reconsolidated subsidiary incremental EBITDA after elimination
of related party transactions with AOI and its consolidated
subsidiaries(6)

1,252

4,738

2,864

7,945


16,800








Adjusted EBITDA(1)

$          16,172

$        50,436

$       57,988

$           65,018


$         189,614








Total debt(7)






$      1,386,559

  Less: Debt of reconsolidated subsidiary funded by affiliate(8)






84,258

Total adjusted debt






$      1,302,301

  Less: Cash






199,720

Total adjusted debt less cash(7)(8)






$      1,102,581








(Total adjusted debt less cash) /Adjusted EBITDA(1)(7)(8)






5.81x








(1) Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ("EBITDA") and adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ("Adjusted EBITDA")
are not measures of results of operations under generally accepted accounting principles in the United States ("U.S. GAAP") and should not be considered as an alternative to
other U.S. GAAP measurements.  We have presented EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA to adjust for the items identified above because we believe that it would be helpful to the
readers of our financial information to understand the impact of these items on our reported results. This presentation enables readers to better compare our results to similar
companies that may not incur the sporadic impact of various items identified above.  Management acknowledges that there are many items that impact a company's reported
results and this list is not intended to present all items that may have impacted these results. EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and any ratios calculated based on these measures
are not necessarily comparable to similarly-titled measures used by other companies or appearing in our debt obligations or agreements. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA as
presented may not equal column or row totals due to rounding.  








(2) Unrecovered amounts expensed directly to cost of goods and services sold in the income statement for abnormal yield adjustments or unrecovered amounts from prior
crops. Normal yield adjustments are capitalized into the cost of the current crop and are expensed as cost of goods and services sold as that crop is sold.








(3) Related to a former Brazilian subsidiary that is now deconsolidated following the completion of a joint venture in March 2014.








(4) The quarter ended June 30, 2015 was restated due to the Kenya matter previously disclosed, as well as all quarters in the previous fiscal year-to-date periods.








(5) Adjusted EBITDA of our former green leaf sourcing operation in Kenya of $(16,666) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016 and for each of the quarters therein is
calculated on the same basis as Adjusted EBITDA presented in this table.  In fiscal year 2016 we decided to exit green leaf sourcing in the Kenyan market as part of our
restructuring program.








(6) Adjusted EBITDA of the subsidiary reconsolidated at the end of the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2016 is calculated on the same basis as Adjusted EBITDA as presented in
this table, with eliminations for related party transactions with AOI and its consolidated subsidiaries, and will be include in consolidated information going forward. 
Additionally, the calculation of total adjusted debt less cash includes the cash of the subsidiary reconsolidated at the end of the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2016 and the debt
of that subsidiary not funded by a subsidiary of AOI.








(7) On April 1, 2016, new accounting guidance that changed the presentation of debt issuance costs in financial statements was adopted on a retrospective basis. Therefore
the March 31, 2016 balances has been adjusted in accordance with the adoption of this guidance. 








(8) Represents the portion of outstanding debt of the subsidiary reconsolidated at the end of the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2016 under a credit facility attributable to the
participation interest of another AOI subsidiary funding that portion of the borrowing under that facility.

 

 

RECONCILIATION OF ADJUSTED EARNINGS BEFORE INTEREST, TAXES, DEPRECIATION AND AMORTIZATION ("ADJUSTED
EBITDA")(1) (Unaudited)









Three Months Ended(4)


FYE(4)(9)

(in thousands)

June 30, 2014

Sept 30, 2014

Dec 31, 2014

March 31, 2015


March 31, 2015








U.S. GAAP - Net Income(loss) attributable to Alliance One
International, Inc.

$         (23,685)

$        (8,151)

$         1,563

$             2,411


$         (27,862)








Plus: Interest expense

26,922

28,495

28,277

29,579


113,273

Plus: Income tax expense

319

10,980

3,146

7,474


21,918

Plus: Depreciation and amortization expense

7,500

7,312

7,434

7,376


29,623








EBITDA (1)

11,056

38,635

40,421

46,840


136,952








Plus: Abnormal unrecovered advances to suppliers(2)

463

18

-

604


1,085

Plus: Reserves for (recoveries on) doubtful customer receivables

204

4,062

8,151

(49)


12,368

Plus: Non-cash employee stock based compensation

730

893

772

633


3,028

Less: Other income

800

327

146

(1,339)


(66)

Plus: Restructuring and asset impairment charges

-

500

-

8,618


9,118

Plus: Debt retirement expense (income)

-

-

(338)

(433)


(771)

Plus: Amortization of basis difference - CBT investment(3)

550

1,108

801

355


2,814

Plus: Kenyan investigation legal & professional costs

-

-

-

-


-

Less: Kenyan green leaf operation Adjusted EBITDA(5)

(2,140)

(7,448)

(1,141)

(4,184)


(14,913)

Plus: Reconsolidated subsidiary incremental EBITDA after elimination
of related party transactions with AOI and its consolidated
subsidiaries(6)

(2,493)

3,558

(220)

9,001


9,846








Adjusted EBITDA(1)

$          11,850

$        55,895

$       50,582

$           71,093


$         189,420








Total debt(7)






$      1,060,345

  Plus: Debt of reconsolidated subsidiary funded by non-affiliate(8)





49,208

Total adjusted debt






$      1,109,553

  Less: Cash






143,849

  Less: Cash of reconsolidated subsidiary






2,893

Total adjusted debt less adjusted cash(7)(8)






$         962,811








(Total adjusted debt less adjusted cash) /Adjusted EBITDA(1)(7)(8)





5.08x








(1) Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ("EBITDA") and adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ("Adjusted EBITDA")
are not measures of results of operations under generally accepted accounting principles in the United States ("U.S. GAAP") and should not be considered as an alternative to
other U.S. GAAP measurements.  We have presented EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA to adjust for the items identified above because we believe that it would be helpful to the
readers of our financial information to understand the impact of these items on our reported results. This presentation enables readers to better compare our results to similar
companies that may not incur the sporadic impact of various items identified above.  Management acknowledges that there are many items that impact a company's reported
results and this list is not intended to present all items that may have impacted these results. EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and any ratios calculated based on these measures
are not necessarily comparable to similarly-titled measures used by other companies or appearing in our debt obligations or agreements. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA as
presented may not equal column or row totals due to rounding.  








(2) Unrecovered amounts expensed directly to cost of goods and services sold in the income statement for abnormal yield adjustments or unrecovered amounts from prior
crops. Normal yield adjustments are capitalized into the cost of the current crop and are expensed as cost of goods and services sold as that crop is sold.








(3) Related to a former Brazilian subsidiary that is now deconsolidated following the completion of a joint venture in March 2014.








(4) The fiscal year ended March 31, 2015 was restated due to the Kenya matter previously disclosed, as well as all quarters in the fiscal year.








(5) Adjusted EBITDA of our former green leaf sourcing operation in Kenya of $(14,913) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015 and for each of the quarters therein is
calculated on the same basis as Adjusted EBITDA presented in this table.  In fiscal year 2016 we decided to exit green leaf sourcing in the Kenyan market as part of our
restructuring program.








(6) Adjusted EBITDA of the subsidiary reconsolidated at the end of the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2016 is calculated on the same basis as Adjusted EBITDA as presented in
this table, with eliminations for related party transactions with AOI and its consolidated subsidiaries, and will be include in consolidated information going forward. 
Additionally, the calculation of total adjusted debt less cash includes the cash of the subsidiary reconsolidated at the end of the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2016 and the debt
of that subsidiary not funded by a subsidiary of AOI.








(7) On April 1, 2016, new accounting guidance that changed the presentation of debt issuance costs in financial statements was adopted on a retrospective basis. Therefore
the March 31, 2015 balances has been adjusted in accordance with the adoption of this guidance. 








(8) Represents the portion of outstanding debt of the subsidiary reconsolidated at the end of the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2016 under a credit facility other than the amount
attributable to the participation interest of another AOI subsidiary funding the remaining portion of the borrowing under that facility.








(9) During the year ended March 31, 2016, the Company identified certain immaterial errors in previously issued financial statements related to inventory and income tax.  The
Company became aware of improper inventory entries in a European subsidiary's records resulting in an understatement of cost of goods sold of $674 for the quarter ended
December 31, 2014.  The Company identified a misstatement of recoverable income tax in an international jurisdiction in prior periods resulting in an understatement of income
tax expense of $1,058 for the quarter ended December 31, 2014.

 

 

SOURCE Alliance One International, Inc.


Source: Alliance One International, Inc.