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B&G Foods Reports Financial Results for First Quarter 2023

PARSIPPANY, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–B&G Foods, Inc. (NYSE: BGS) today announced financial results for the first quarter of 2023.

Summary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Quarter of 2023

(In millions, except per share data)

 

 

Change vs.

 

Amount

 

Q1 2022

Net Sales

$

511.8

 

(3.9)

%

Base Business Net Sales 1

$

511.4

 

(1.2)

%

Diluted EPS

$

0.05

 

(85.3)

%

Adj. Diluted EPS 1

$

0.27

 

(6.9)

%

Net Income

$

3.4

 

(85.6)

%

Adj. Net Income 1

$

19.1

 

(3.9)

%

Adj. EBITDA 1

$

82.4

 

12.9

%

Guidance Reaffirmed for Full Year Fiscal 2023

  • Net sales reaffirmed at a range of $2.13 billion to $2.17 billion.
  • Adjusted EBITDA reaffirmed at a range of $310 million to $330 million.
  • Adjusted diluted earnings per share reaffirmed at a range of $0.95 to $1.15.

Commenting on the results, Casey Keller, President and Chief Executive Officer of B&G Foods, stated, “First quarter results demonstrated continued pricing recovery against inflationary costs, with both adjusted gross margin and adjusted EBITDA margin significantly above the first quarter of last year. Base business net sales (which excludes net sales from the recently divested Back to Nature brand) were slightly below last year’s elevated demand from Omicron partial lockdowns, but up 3.8% on a two-year comparison from the first quarter of 2021. We have largely executed pricing actions to cover current inflation, and are starting to realize some reductions in key soybean and other commodities.”

Financial Results for the First Quarter of 2023

Net sales for the first quarter of 2023 decreased $20.6 million, or 3.9%, to $511.8 million from $532.4 million for the first quarter of 2022. The decrease was primarily attributable to the Back to Nature divestiture, partially offset by the Yuma acquisition. Net sales of Back to Nature, which the Company divested on January 3, 2023, and therefore not part of the Company’s fiscal 2023 results, were $14.4 million during the first quarter of 2022. Net sales from the Yuma acquisition, which was completed on May 5, 2022 and therefore not part of the Company’s first quarter of 2022 results, contributed $0.4 million to the Company’s net sales for the first quarter of 2023.

Base business net sales for the first quarter of 2023 decreased $6.4 million, or 1.2%, to $511.4 million from $517.8 million for the first quarter of 2022. The decrease in base business net sales was driven by a decrease in unit volume of $67.5 million and the negative impact of foreign currency of $2.1 million, largely offset by increases in net pricing and the impact of product mix of $63.2 million, or 12.2% of base business net sales.

Net sales of the Company’s spices & seasonings2 increased $8.4 million, or 9.6%; net sales of Clabber Girl increased $6.5 million, or 31.0%; and net sales of Maple Grove Farms increased $0.6 million, or 2.7%, in the first quarter of 2023 as compared to the first quarter of 2022. Net sales of Green Giant (including Le Sueur) decreased $9.9 million, or 7.3%; net sales of Crisco decreased $6.7 million, or 8.4%; net sales of Ortega decreased $4.2 million, or 9.7%; and net sales of Cream of Wheat decreased $0.4 million, or 1.7%, in the first quarter of 2023, as compared to the first quarter of 2022. Base business net sales of all other brands in the aggregate decreased $0.7 million, or 0.8%, for the first quarter of 2023, as compared to the first quarter of 2022.

Gross profit was $114.2 million for the first quarter of 2023, or 22.3% of net sales. Excluding the negative impact of $0.7 million of acquisition/divestiture-related expenses and non-recurring expenses included in cost of goods sold during the first quarter of 2023, the Company’s gross profit would have been $114.9 million, or 22.4% of net sales. Gross profit was $101.3 million for the first quarter of 2022, or 19.0% of net sales. Excluding the negative impact of $2.1 million of acquisition/divestiture-related expenses and non-recurring expenses included in cost of goods sold during the first quarter of 2022, the Company’s gross profit would have been $103.4 million, or 19.4%.

During fiscal 2022, the Company’s gross profit was negatively impacted by higher than expected input cost inflation, including materially increased costs for raw materials and transportation. The Company expects input cost inflation will continue to have a significant industry-wide impact during the remainder of fiscal 2023. The Company has been attempting to mitigate the impact of inflation on its gross profit by locking in prices through short-term supply contracts and advance commodities purchase agreements and by implementing cost saving measures. The Company also announced several rounds of list price increases in 2021, 2022 and during the first quarter of 2023. However, the effective date of increases in the prices the Company charges its customers generally lag behind rising input costs. As such, the Company did not fully offset the incremental costs that it faced in fiscal 2022. However, during the fourth quarter of 2022, the Company began to more fully realize the benefits of previously announced list price increases. This trend continued during the first quarter of 2023, with the impact of previously announced list price increases the primary driver of a recovery in gross profit, which as described above, increased during the first quarter of 2023 as compared to the first quarter of 2022.

Selling, general and administrative expenses decreased $0.1 million, or 0.2%, to $46.7 million for the first quarter of 2023 from $46.8 million for the first quarter of 2022. The decrease was composed of decreases in warehousing expenses of $1.7 million, selling expenses of $1.1 million and consumer marketing expenses of $0.1 million, largely offset by increases in general and administrative expenses of $2.3 million and acquisition/divestiture-related and non-recurring expenses of $0.5 million. Expressed as a percentage of net sales, selling, general and administrative expenses increased by 0.3 percentage points to 9.1% for the first quarter of 2023, as compared to 8.8% for the first quarter of 2022.

Net interest expense increased $12.6 million, or 47.1%, to $39.4 million for the first quarter of 2023 from $26.8 million for the first quarter of 2022. The increase was primarily attributable to higher interest rates on the Company’s variable rate borrowings, as well as the accelerated amortization of deferred debt financing costs relating to the prepayments described below, partially offset by a reduction in average long-term debt outstanding. The reduction in average long-term debt outstanding in the first quarter of 2023 as compared to the first quarter of 2022 resulted primarily from the Company’s use of $50.0 million of the gross proceeds of the Back to Nature divestiture and an additional $71.0 million of cash on hand to make aggregate prepayments of $121.0 million principal amount of term loans during the first quarter of 2023, partially offset by an increase in average revolver borrowings outstanding of approximately $77.7 million.

The Company’s net income was $3.4 million, or $0.05 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2023, compared to net income of $23.7 million, or $0.34 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2022. Net income and diluted earnings per share for the first quarter of 2023 were negatively impacted by the net negative impact on income tax expense of $14.7 million, or $0.21 per share, resulting from the Back to Nature divestiture. The Company’s adjusted net income for the first quarter of 2023 was $19.1 million, or $0.27 per adjusted diluted share, compared to adjusted net income of $19.9 million, or $0.29 per adjusted diluted share, for the first quarter of 2022.

For the first quarter of 2023, adjusted EBITDA was $82.4 million, an increase of $9.4 million, or 12.9%, compared to $73.0 million for the first quarter of 2022. The increase in adjusted EBITDA was primarily attributable to the improvement in gross profit described above. Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of net sales was 16.1% for the first quarter of 2023, compared to 13.7% for the first quarter of 2022.

Full Year Fiscal 2023 Guidance

B&G Foods reaffirmed its net sales guidance for fiscal 2023 at a range of $2.13 billion to $2.17 billion, reaffirmed its adjusted EBITDA guidance at a range of $310 million to $330 million, and reaffirmed its adjusted diluted earnings per share guidance at a range of $0.95 to $1.15.

B&G Foods provides earnings guidance only on a non-GAAP basis and does not provide a reconciliation of the Company’s forward-looking adjusted EBITDA and adjusted diluted earnings per share guidance to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures because of the inherent difficulty in forecasting and quantifying certain amounts that are necessary for such reconciliations, including adjustments that could be made for deferred taxes; acquisition/divestiture-related expenses, gains and losses (which may include third-party fees and expenses, integration, restructuring and consolidation expenses, amortization of acquired inventory fair value step-up and gains and losses on the sale of certain assets); loss on extinguishment of debt; impairment of assets held for sale; impairment of intangible assets; non-recurring expenses, gains and losses; and other charges reflected in the Company’s reconciliation of historic non-GAAP financial measures, the amounts of which, based on past experience, could be material. For additional information regarding B&G Foods’ non-GAAP financial measures, see “About Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Items Affecting Comparability” below.

Conference Call

B&G Foods will hold a conference call at 4:30 p.m. ET today, May 4, 2023 to discuss first quarter 2023 financial results. The live audio webcast of the conference call can be accessed at www.bgfoods.com/investor-relations. A replay of the webcast will be available following the conference call through the same link.

About Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Items Affecting Comparability

“Adjusted net income” (net income adjusted for certain items that affect comparability), “adjusted diluted earnings per share,” (diluted earnings per share adjusted for certain items that affect comparability), “base business net sales” (net sales without the impact of acquisitions until the acquisitions are included in both comparable periods and without the impact of discontinued or divested brands), “EBITDA” (net income before net interest expense, income taxes, and depreciation and amortization) and “adjusted EBITDA” (EBITDA as adjusted for cash and non-cash acquisition/divestiture-related expenses, gains and losses (which may include third-party fees and expenses, integration, restructuring and consolidation expenses, amortization of acquired inventory fair value step-up and gains and losses on the sale of certain assets), loss on extinguishment of debt, impairment of assets held for sale, and non-recurring expenses, gains and losses) are “non-GAAP financial measures.” A non-GAAP financial measure is a numerical measure of financial performance that excludes or includes amounts so as to be different than the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (GAAP) in B&G Foods’ consolidated balance sheets and related consolidated statements of operations, comprehensive income, changes in stockholders’ equity and cash flows. Non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the most directly comparable GAAP measures. The Company’s non-GAAP financial measures may be different from non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies.

The Company uses non-GAAP financial measures to adjust for certain items that affect comparability. This information is provided in order to allow investors to make meaningful comparisons of the Company’s operating performance between periods and to view the Company’s business from the same perspective as the Company’s management. Because the Company cannot predict the timing and amount of these items that affect comparability, management does not consider these items when evaluating the Company’s performance or when making decisions regarding allocation of resources.

Additional information regarding EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA and a reconciliation of EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA to net income and to net cash provided by operating activities, is included below for the first quarter of 2023 and 2022, along with the components of EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA. Also included below are reconciliations of the non-GAAP terms adjusted net income, adjusted diluted earnings per share and base business net sales to the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP in the Company’s consolidated balance sheets and related consolidated statements of operations, comprehensive income, changes in stockholders’ equity and cash flows.

End Notes

  1. Please see “About Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Items Affecting Comparability” below for the definition of the non-GAAP financial measures “base business net sales,” “adjusted diluted earnings per share,” “adjusted net income,” “EBITDA” and “adjusted EBITDA,” as well as information concerning certain items affecting comparability and reconciliations of the non-GAAP terms to the most comparable GAAP financial measures.
  2. Includes the spices & seasoning brands acquired in the fourth quarter of 2016, as well as the Company’s legacy spices & seasonings brands, such as Dash and Ac’cent, and spices & seasonings products launched by the Company and sold under license.

About B&G Foods, Inc.

Based in Parsippany, New Jersey, B&G Foods and its subsidiaries manufacture, sell and distribute high-quality, branded shelf-stable and frozen foods across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. With B&G Foods’ diverse portfolio of more than 50 brands you know and love, including B&G, B&M, Bear Creek, Cream of Wheat, Crisco, Dash, Green Giant, Las Palmas, Le Sueur, Mama Mary’s, Maple Grove Farms, New York Style, Ortega, Polaner, Spice Islands and Victoria, there’s a little something for everyone. For more information about B&G Foods and its brands, please visit www.bgfoods.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this press release that are not statements of historical or current fact constitute “forward-looking statements.” The forward-looking statements contained in this press release include, without limitation, statements related to B&G Foods’ expectations regarding net sales, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted diluted earnings per share, inflation and commodity prices, and the Company’s overall expectations for the remainder of fiscal 2023 and beyond. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other unknown factors that could cause the actual results of B&G Foods to be materially different from the historical results or from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. In addition to statements that explicitly describe such risks and uncertainties, readers are urged to consider statements labeled with the terms “believes,” “belief,” “expects,” “projects,” “intends,” “anticipates,” “assumes,” “could,” “should,” “estimates,” “potential,” “seek,” “predict,” “may,” “will” or “plans” and similar references to future periods to be uncertain and forward-looking. Factors that may affect actual results include, without limitation: the Company’s substantial leverage; the effects of rising costs for and/or decreases in supply of the Company’s commodities, ingredients, packaging, other raw materials, distribution and labor; crude oil prices and their impact on distribution, packaging and energy costs; the Company’s ability to successfully implement sales price increases and cost saving measures to offset any cost increases; intense competition, changes in consumer preferences, demand for the Company’s products and local economic and market conditions; the Company’s continued ability to promote brand equity successfully, to anticipate and respond to new consumer trends, to develop new products and markets, to broaden brand portfolios in order to compete effectively with lower priced products and in markets that are consolidating at the retail and manufacturing levels and to improve productivity; the ability of the Company and its supply chain partners to continue to operate manufacturing facilities, distribution centers and other work locations without material disruption, and to procure ingredients, packaging and other raw materials when needed despite disruptions in the supply chain or labor shortages; the impact pandemics or disease outbreaks, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, may have on the Company’s business, including among other things, the Company’s supply chain, manufacturing operations or workforce and customer and consumer demand for the Company’s products; the Company’s ability to recruit and retain senior management and a highly skilled and diverse workforce at the Company’s corporate offices, manufacturing facilities and other locations despite a very tight labor market and changing employee expectations as to fair compensation, an inclusive and diverse workplace, flexible working and other matters; the risks associated with the expansion of the Company’s business; the Company’s possible inability to identify new acquisitions or to integrate recent or future acquisitions or the Company’s failure to realize anticipated revenue enhancements, cost savings or other synergies from recent or future acquisitions; the Company’s ability to successfully complete the integration of recent or future acquisitions into the Company’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) system; tax reform and legislation, including the effects of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and the U.S. CARES Act, and future tax reform or legislation; the Company’s ability to access the credit markets and the Company’s borrowing costs and credit ratings, which may be influenced by credit markets generally and the credit ratings of the Company’s competitors; unanticipated expenses, including, without limitation, litigation or legal settlement expenses; the effects of currency movements of the Canadian dollar and the Mexican peso as compared to the U.S. dollar; the effects of international trade disputes, tariffs, quotas, and other import or export restrictions on the Company’s international procurement, sales and operations; future impairments of the Company’s goodwill and intangible assets; the Company’s ability to protect information systems against, or effectively respond to, a cybersecurity incident, other disruption or data leak; the Company’s ability to successfully implement the Company’s sustainability initiatives and achieve the Company’s sustainability goals, and changes to environmental laws and regulations; and other factors that affect the food industry generally, including: recalls if products become adulterated or misbranded, liability if product consumption causes injury, ingredient disclosure and labeling laws and regulations and the possibility that consumers could lose confidence in the safety and quality of certain food products; competitors’ pricing practices and promotional spending levels; fluctuations in the level of the Company’s customers’ inventories and credit and other business risks related to the Company’s customers operating in a challenging economic and competitive environment; and the risks associated with third-party suppliers and co-packers, including the risk that any failure by one or more of the Company’s third-party suppliers or co-packers to comply with food safety or other laws and regulations may disrupt the Company’s supply of raw materials or certain finished goods products or injure the Company’s reputation. The forward-looking statements contained herein are also subject generally to other risks and uncertainties that are described from time to time in B&G Foods’ filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including under Item 1A, “Risk Factors” in the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and in its subsequent reports on Forms 10-Q and 8-K. Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. B&G Foods undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

B&G Foods, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands, except share and per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 1,

 

December 31,

 

2023

 

2022

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

35,898

 

$

45,442

Trade accounts receivable, net

 

162,441

 

 

150,019

Inventories

 

700,882

 

 

726,468

Assets held for sale

 

 

 

51,314

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

32,425

 

 

37,550

Income tax receivable

 

5,200

 

 

8,024

Total current assets

 

936,846

 

 

1,018,817

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment, net

 

311,784

 

 

317,587

Operating lease right-of-use assets

 

68,240

 

 

65,809

Finance lease right-of-use assets

 

2,626

 

 

2,891

Goodwill

 

619,256

 

 

619,241

Other intangible assets, net

 

1,782,952

 

 

1,788,157

Other assets

 

20,790

 

 

19,088

Deferred income taxes

 

9,949

 

 

10,019

Total assets

$

3,752,443

 

$

3,841,609

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

Trade accounts payable

$

131,316

 

$

127,809

Accrued expenses

 

67,797

 

 

64,137

Current portion of operating lease liabilities

 

15,664

 

 

14,616

Current portion of finance lease liabilities

 

1,051

 

 

1,046

Current portion of long-term debt

 

 

 

50,000

Income tax payable

 

1,136

 

 

309

Dividends payable

 

13,720

 

 

13,617

Total current liabilities

 

230,684

 

 

271,534

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long-term debt, net of current portion

 

2,281,464

 

 

2,339,049

Deferred income taxes

 

302,870

 

 

288,712

Long-term operating lease liabilities, net of current portion

 

52,966

 

 

51,727

Long-term finance lease liabilities, net of current portion

 

1,530

 

 

1,795

Other liabilities

 

21,110

 

 

20,626

Total liabilities

 

2,890,624

 

 

2,973,443

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stockholders’ equity:

 

 

 

 

 

Preferred stock, $0.01 par value per share. Authorized 1,000,000 shares; no shares issued or outstanding

 

 

 

Common stock, $0.01 par value per share. Authorized 125,000,000 shares; 72,211,800 and 71,668,144 shares issued and outstanding as of April 1, 2023 and December 31, 2022, respectively

 

722

 

 

717

Additional paid-in capital

 

 

 

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

(4,189)

 

 

(9,349)

Retained earnings

 

865,286

 

 

876,798

Total stockholders’ equity

 

861,819

 

 

868,166

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

$

3,752,443

 

$

3,841,609

B&G Foods, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Statements of Operations

(In thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Quarter Ended

 

April 1,

 

April 2,

 

2023

 

2022

Net sales

$

511,814

 

$

532,407

Cost of goods sold

 

397,578

 

 

431,119

Gross profit

 

114,236

 

 

101,288

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating (income) and expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

46,729

 

 

46,840

Amortization expense

 

5,241

 

 

5,223

Loss (gain) on sales of assets

 

85

 

 

(7,099)

Operating income

 

62,181

 

 

56,324

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other (income) and expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

Interest expense, net

 

39,435

 

 

26,802

Other income

 

(921)

 

 

(1,839)

Income before income tax expense

 

23,667

 

 

31,361

Income tax expense

 

20,252

 

 

7,705

Net income

$

3,415

 

$

23,656

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average shares outstanding:

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

71,779

 

 

68,630

Diluted

 

71,795

 

 

69,017

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per share:

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

$

0.05

 

$

0.34

Diluted

$

0.05

 

$

0.34

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash dividends declared per share

$

0.190

 

$

0.475

Contacts

Investor Relations:

ICR, Inc.

Dara Dierks

866.211.8151

Media Relations:

ICR, Inc.

Matt Lindberg

203.682.8214

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