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Darling Ingredients Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2019 Financial Results

Consistent Operational Performance with Improvements in Food and Fuel Segments

IRVING, Texas, Aug. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Darling Ingredients Inc. (NYSE: DAR), a global developer and producer of sustainable natural ingredients from edible and inedible bio-nutrients, creating a wide range of ingredients and customized specialty solutions for customers in the pharmaceutical, food, pet food, feed, industrial, fuel, bioenergy, and fertilizer industries, today announced financial results for the 2019 second quarter ended June 29, 2019.

Second Quarter 2019 Overview

  • Revenue of $827.3 million
  • Net income of $26.3 million, or $0.16 per GAAP diluted share
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $115.5 million
  • Diamond Green Diesel (DGD) delivers $1.25 EBITDA per gallon
  • Consolidated adjusted pro forma EBITDA $159.4 million
  • DGD issued partner dividend of $17.7 million in April 2019, with a subsequent dividend of $37.8 million in July 2019
  • US bond refinanced, lowering borrowing cost and extending maturity with extinguishment costs incurred in quarter

For the second quarter of 2019, the Company reported net sales of $827.3 million, as compared with net sales of $846.6 million for the second quarter of 2018. The reduction in net sales of $(19.3) million is mainly the result of lower global protein prices and the divestiture of the Company's industrial residuals business in May 2018 which was partially offset by the increase in sales volumes of the specialty pet food business and increased collagen sales values.

Net income attributable to Darling for the three months ended June 29, 2019 was $26.3 million, or $0.16 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $(30.4) million, or $(0.18) per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2018.  The increase in net income over the same period in fiscal 2018 reflects the absence of the following one-time costs realized last year: debt extinguishment costs of $23.5 million related to Euro bond refinancing; the loss of $15.5 million from the sale of Terra Renewal Services subsidiary; and $15.0 million of restructuring and impairment charges incurred as a result of the Hurlingham, Argentina, gelatin plant closure.

Comments on the Second Quarter 2019

"Overall, earnings improved for the second quarter with combined, pro forma adjusted EBITDA of $159.4 million, inclusive of core Darling and Diamond Green Diesel adjusted EBITDA results and $13.2 million gain from the China property sale. Operationally, our global rendering business faced negative market conditions on our finished product pricing due to unresolved trade agreements with China and continued fallout from the African Swine Fever epidemic," said Randall C. Stuewe, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Darling Ingredients Inc. "Our food segment showed strong performance again bolstered by volume growth from new product launches, primarily related to our growing global collagen business. Our Fuel segment delivered consistently without the Blender's Tax Credit (BTC).

"Diamond Green Diesel, our 50/50 joint venture with Valero, performed well and met expected entity level EBITDA of $1.25 per gallon. Subsequent to the end of the first quarter, we also received two partner dividends totaling $55.5 million, with $17.7 million being recorded in the second quarter and the remainder to be posted in our 2019 third quarter. Additionally, Super Diamond, our 400-mm gallon expansion project, remains on track to start up at the end of 2021.

"We continue to successfully overcome headwinds from the current macro environment. This is an ongoing demonstration that our diverse global platform and our integrated supply chain provide Darling a competitive advantage to achieve our mission of driving sustainable solutions for feeding and fueling our growing world, while at the same time driving value for our shareholders and our team members," Stuewe concluded.

Operational Update by Segment

  • Feed Ingredients – Substantially lower protein meal markets, due to abundant global supplies, drove significantly lower results. Fat pricing improved slightly late in the quarter as a result of higher corn prices and increased global energy market demand. However, North America formulas lagged, with forward supply chain pricing to DGD expected to improve performance in the third quarter. Raw material volumes trended up by 1.6 percent while higher raw material costs further pressured margins and the impact of ASF weighed on supply volumes in Europe due to increased export demand to Asian food markets.
  • Food Ingredients – Much improved performance when adjusted for the closure of Argentina gelatin facility in the 2018 second quarter. Global collagen delivered higher margins and volume growth, serving improved nutraceutical demand with new product launches. Results also reflect realized gain of $13.2 million from the sale of a dormant Rousselot property in China. Depressed competing palm oil markets pressured the refining margins on edible fats.
  • Fuel Ingredients – Segment met expectations and demonstrated consistent performance with North American operations delivering steady earnings despite the lack of the BTC. Ecoson bioenergy business performed well, leveraging additional volume from the Belgium digester. Rendac, our European disposal rendering and disease mitigation operations, was impacted by decreased livestock and slaughter volumes compared to last year.
  • Diamond Green Diesel Joint Venture (DGD) – Delivered solid performance and continues to have broader impact within Darling by providing increased opportunities to more fully utilize our collection and rendering assets and activities as we continue to capitalize on growing Low Carbon Fuel Standard markets. DGD posted $1.25 EBITDA per gallon without the benefit of the BTC. JV partners each received dividends of $17.7 million in the second quarter and $37.8 million to be recorded in the third quarter 2019. Super Diamond phase III expansion remains on track for a late 2021 start up.

Financial Update by Segment

Feed Ingredients

Three Months Ended


Six Months Ended

($ thousands)

June 29, 2019

June 30, 2018


June 29, 2019

June 30, 2018

Net sales (1)

$      487,447

$      498,823


$      983,266

$      984,621

Loss (gain) on sale of assets

(524)

782


(4,914)

420

Selling, general and administrative expenses

46,465

43,947


95,296

92,212

Depreciation and amortization

48,720

46,823


98,089

93,612

Segment operating income

15,831

37,264


30,981

58,921

Adjusted EBITDA (2)

$        64,551

$        84,087


$      129,070

$      152,533



(1)

Includes revenue recognition reclass for billed freight moved to cost of sales per new revenue standard

(2)

Adjusted EBITDA calculated by adding depreciation and amortization to segment operating income

 

  • Feed Ingredients operating income for the three months ended June 29, 2019 was $15.8 million, a decrease of $21.4 million or (57.5) % as compared to the three months ended June 30, 2018. This was primarily due to a decrease in protein finished product sales prices, lower spreads in poultry pet grade products and higher operating costs due to the addition of several new facilities.
  • Feed Ingredients operating income during the six months ended June 29, 2019 was $31.0 million, a decrease of $27.9 million or (47.4) % as compared to the six months ended June 30, 2018. This was primarily due to a decrease in protein sales prices, lower spreads in poultry pet grade products and higher factory and depreciation and amortization costs from the addition of several new facilities.

 

Food Ingredients

Three Months Ended


Six Months Ended

($ thousands)

June 29, 2019

June 30, 2018


June 29, 2019

June 30, 2018

Net sales (1)

$      274,835

$      276,729


$      553,999

$      582,249

Loss (gain) on sale of assets

(13,379)

(57)


(13,265)

(212)

Selling, general and administrative expenses

23,431

22,190


45,318

46,051

Restructuring and impairment charges

-

14,965


-

14,965

Depreciation and amortization

19,861

20,388


39,372

41,028

Segment operating income/(loss)

30,478

(5,649)


54,126

6,184

Adjusted EBITDA (2)

$        50,339

$        14,739


$        93,498

$        47,212



(1)

Includes revenue recognition reclass for billed freight moved to cost of sales per new revenue standard

(2)

Adjusted EBITDA calculated by adding depreciation and amortization and restructuring and impairment charges to segment operating income

 

  • Food Ingredients operating income was $30.5 million for the three months ended June 29, 2019, an increase of $36.2 million or 646.4 % as compared to the three months ended June 30, 2018. The increase is primarily due to gain on sale of land at a former facility in China, no impairment charges in the current year and improved results in the collagen markets. The Company's edible fat margins were lower because of lower raw material volumes as compare to the same period in fiscal 2018. The casing business delivered lower earnings due to lower margins as compared to the same period in fiscal 2018.
  • Food Ingredients operating income was $54.1 million for the six months ended June 29, 2019, an increase of $47.9 million or 772.6 % as compared to the six months ended June 30, 2018. The increase is primarily due to improved results in the collagen markets, a gain on sale of land in China and no impairment charges in the current year as compared to the same period in fiscal 2018 when the Company closed its Argentina collagen plant. The Company's edible fat margins were lower because of lower raw material volumes as compared to the same period in fiscal 2018. The casing business delivered lower earnings due to lower margins as compared to the same period in fiscal 2018.

 

Fuel Ingredients

Three Months Ended


Six Months Ended

($ thousands)

June 29, 2019

June 30, 2018


June 29, 2019

June 30, 2018

Net sales (1)

$        65,042

$        71,094


$      125,163

$      155,150

Loss (gain) on sale of assets

(23)

37


3

92

Selling, general and administrative expenses

425

164


(329)

(1,234)

Depreciation and amortization

8,362

8,537


16,160

17,008

Segment operating income

2,961

5,016


5,962

22,173

Adjusted EBITDA (2)

$        11,323

$        13,553


$        22,122

$        39,181



(1)

Includes revenue recognition reclass for billed freight moved to cost of sales per new revenue standard

(2)

Adjusted EBITDA calculated by adding depreciation and amortization to segment operating income

Fuel Ingredients Segment results shown do not include the Diamond Green Diesel (DGD) 50% Joint Venture

 

  • Exclusive of the DGD Joint Venture, the Company's Fuel Ingredients segment operating income for the three months ended June 29, 2019 was $3.0 million, a decrease of $2.0 million or (40.0)% as compared to the same period in fiscal 2018. The decrease in earnings is primarily due to lower Rendac volumes and lower sales values at Ecoson for the second quarter of fiscal 2019 as compared to the same period in fiscal 2018.
  • Exclusive of the DGD Joint Venture, the Company's Fuel Ingredients segment income for the six months ended June 29, 2019 was $6.0 million, a decrease of $16.2 million or (73.0)% as compared to the same period in fiscal 2018. The decrease in earnings is primarily related to the 2017 blenders tax credits booked in the first quarter of 2018 as compared to no blenders tax credits booked in fiscal 2019.

 

Darling Ingredients Inc. and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Operating Results

For the Periods Ended June 29, 2019 and June 30, 2018

(in thousands, except per share data)

(unaudited)




Three Months Ended



Six Months Ended







$ Change







$ Change



June 29,


June 30,


Favorable



June 29,


June 30,


Favorable


2019


2018


(Unfavorable)



2019


2018


(Unfavorable)

Net sales

$ 827,324


$ 846,646


$     (19,322)



$ 1,662,428


$ 1,722,020


$     (59,592)

Costs and expenses:














Cost of sales and operating expenses

644,716


652,239


7,523



1,295,629


1,330,800


35,171


Loss (gain) on sale of assets

(13,926)


762


14,688



(18,176)


300


18,476


Selling, general and administrative expenses

81,017


78,558


(2,459)



166,020


165,460


(560)


Restructuring and impairment charges

-


14,965


14,965



-


14,965


14,965


Depreciation and amortization

79,486


78,454


(1,032)



158,650


157,073


(1,577)

Total costs and expenses

791,293


824,978


33,685



1,602,123


1,668,598


66,475

Operating income

36,031


21,668


14,363



60,305


53,422


6,883

Other expense:














Interest expense

(20,853)


(23,016)


2,163



(40,729)


(46,140)


5,411


Debt extinguishment costs

(12,126)


(23,509)


11,383



(12,126)


(23,509)


11,383


Foreign currency loss

(388)


(3,495)


3,107



(1,120)


(4,976)


3,856


Gain/(loss) on disposal of subsidiaries

-


(15,538)


15,538



-


(15,538)


15,538


Other (expense)/gain, net

(2,019)


1,199


(3,218)



(4,544)


(1,317)


(3,227)

Total other expense

(35,386)


(64,359)


28,973



(58,519)


(91,480)


32,961















Equity in net income of unconsolidated subsidiaries

38,175


15,236


22,939



61,948


112,390


(50,442)

Income/(loss) before income taxes

38,820


(27,455)


66,275



63,734


74,332


(10,598)

Income taxes expense

7,776


1,683


(6,093)



13,050


5,395


(7,655)

Net income/(loss)

31,044


(29,138)


60,182



50,684


68,937


(18,253)

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

(4,786)


(1,282)


(3,504)



(6,414)


(2,052)


(4,362)

Net income/(loss) attributable to Darling

$   26,258


$ (30,420)


$       56,678



$      44,270


$      66,885


$     (22,615)















Basic income/(loss) per share:

$       0.16


$     (0.18)


$           0.34



$          0.27


$          0.41


$         (0.14)

Diluted income/(loss) per share:

$       0.16


$     (0.18)


$           0.34



$          0.26


$          0.40


$         (0.14)















Number of diluted common shares

168,432


164,651





168,546


166,259



 

Darling Ingredients Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

June 29, 2019 and December 29, 2018

(in thousands)




June 29,


December 29,



2019


2018

ASSETS

(unaudited)



Current assets:





Cash and cash equivalents

$       87,011


$        107,262


Restricted cash

103


107


Accounts receivable, net

357,671


385,737


Inventories

348,309


341,028


Prepaid expenses

44,363


35,247


Income taxes refundable

5,554


6,462


Other current assets

24,127


22,099


              Total current assets

867,138


897,942

Property, plant and equipment, less accumulated depreciation, net

1,722,296


1,687,858

Intangible assets, less accumulated amortization, net

565,976


595,862

Goodwill

1,233,486


1,229,159

Investment in unconsolidated subsidiaries

458,032


410,177

Operating lease right-of-use assets

120,950


-

Other assets

54,353


53,375

Deferred income taxes

14,365


14,981


              Total assets

$  5,036,596


$     4,889,354






LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY




Current liabilities:





Current portion of long-term debt

$       35,877


$            7,492


Accounts payable, principally trade

208,901


219,479


Income taxes payable

10,291


4,043


Current operating lease liabilities

36,703


-


Accrued expenses

274,534


309,484


              Total current liabilities

566,306


540,498

Long-term debt, net of current portion

1,640,056


1,666,940

Long-term operating lease liabilities

83,440


-

Other non-current liabilities

113,086


115,032

Deferred income taxes

227,073


231,063


              Total liabilities

2,629,961


2,553,533

Commitments and contingencies




Total Darling's stockholders' equity

2,342,911


2,273,048

Noncontrolling interests

63,724


62,773


              Total stockholders' equity

$  2,406,635


$     2,335,821



$  5,036,596


$     4,889,354

 

Darling Ingredients Inc. and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows

Six Months Ended June 29, 2019 and June 30, 2018

(in thousands)

(unaudited)






Six Months Ended





June 29,


June 30,

Cash flows from operating activities:

2019


2018


Net income


$   50,684


$     68,937


Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:






Depreciation and amortization

158,650


157,073



Loss/(gain) on disposal of property, plant, equipment and other assets

(18,176)


300



Loss on disposal of subsidiaries

-


15,538



Asset impairment

-


2,907



Gain on insurance proceeds from insurance settlements

(845)


(1,253)



Deferred taxes

(3,137)


(7,512)



Increase in long-term pension liability

1,010


123



Stock-based compensation expense

14,182


13,232



Write-off deferred loan costs

4,547


8,105



Deferred loan cost amortization

3,010


4,664



Equity in net income of unconsolidated subsidiaries

(61,948)


(112,390)



Distribution of earnings from unconsolidated subsidiaries

17,755


26,567



Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effects from acquisitions:






  Accounts receivable

27,218


5,217



  Income taxes refundable/payable

7,140


(5,438)



  Inventories and prepaid expenses

(17,374)


(30,561)



  Accounts payable and accrued expenses

(29,849)


(25,705)



  Other

1,437


8,243




Net cash provided by operating activities

154,304


128,047

Cash flows from investing activities:





Capital expenditures

(167,871)


(139,130)


Acquisitions, net of cash acquired

(1,431)


(51,089)


Investment of unconsolidated subsidiaries

(1,000)


(6,500)


Proceeds from sale of investment in subsidiaries

-


82,805


Gross proceeds from disposal of property, plant and equipment and other assets

9,814


2,244


Proceeds from insurance settlement

845


1,253


Payments related to routes and other intangibles

(3,150)


(294)




Net cash used by investing activities

(162,793)


(110,711)

Cash flows from financing activities:





Proceeds from long-term debt

507,722


623,695


Payments on long-term debt

(526,230)


(650,976)


Borrowings from revolving credit facility

273,485


247,975


Payments on revolving credit facility

(266,884)


(221,632)


Net cash overdraft financing

11,178


4,517


Deferred loan costs

(7,003)


(9,324)


Issuance of common stock

12


182


Minimum withholding taxes paid on stock awards

(3,193)


(2,123)


Distributions to noncontrolling interests

-


(983)




Net cash used by financing activities

(10,913)


(8,669)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash

(853)


(11,321)

Net decrease in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

(20,255)


(2,654)

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period

107,369


106,916

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period

$   87,114


$  104,262

Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:





Accrued capital expenditures

$    (7,542)


$      (6,336)


Cash paid during the period for:






Interest, net of capitalized interest

$   45,196


$     39,614



Income taxes, net of refunds

$   12,607


$     17,154


Non-cash operating activities






Operating lease right of use asset obtained in exchange for new lease liabilities

$      7,492


$                -


Non-cash financing activities






Debt issued for assets

$              -


$             17

Selected financial information for the Company's Diamond Green Diesel Joint Venture is as follows:

Diamond Green Diesel Joint Venture

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018

(in thousands)





June  30,


December  31,




2019


2018

Assets:

 (unaudited) 




Total current assets

$     252,521


$         186,258


Property, plant and equipment, net

621,733


576,384


Other assets

23,877


24,601



Total assets

$     898,131


$         787,243







Liabilities and members' equity:





Total current portion of long term debt

$            284


$                189


Total other current liabilities

51,828


40,619


Total long term debt

8,936


8,485


Total other long term liabilities

4,511


539


Total members' equity

832,572


737,411



Total liabilities and members' equity

$     898,131


$         787,243

 

Diamond Green Diesel Joint Venture

Operating Financial Results

Three Months and Six Months Ended June 30, 2019 and June 30, 2018

(in thousands)

(unaudited)





Three Months Ended



Six Months Ended








$ Change







$ Change




June 30,


June 30,


Favorable



June 30,


June 30,


Favorable

Revenues:

2019


2018


(Unfavorable)



2019


2018


(Unfavorable)


Operating revenues

$ 294,811


$ 151,989


$       142,822



$ 597,529


$ 302,310


$      295,219

Expenses:














Total costs and expenses less depreciation, amortization and accretion expense

207,024


115,659


(91,365)



450,087


65,838


(384,249)


Depreciation, amortization and accretion expense

11,914


6,254


(5,660)



23,332


12,374


(10,958)

Total costs and expenses

218,938


121,913


(97,025)



473,419


78,212


(395,207)


Operating income 

75,873


30,076


45,797



124,110


224,098


(99,988)

Other income

634


415


219



1,275


792


483



Interest and debt expense, net

(321)


(319)


(2)



(645)


(319)


(326)



Net income 

$   76,186


$   30,172


$         46,014



$ 124,740


$ 224,571


$       (99,831)

Darling Ingredients Inc. reports Adjusted EBITDA results, which is a Non-GAAP financial measure, as a complement to results provided in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) (for additional information, see "Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures" included later in this media release). The Company believes that Adjusted EBITDA provides additional useful information to investors. Adjusted EBITDA, as the Company uses the term, is calculated below:

Reconciliation of Net Income to (Non-GAAP) Adjusted EBITDA and (Non-GAAP) Pro forma Adjusted EBITDA

Three and six months ended June 29, 2019 and June 30, 2018




Three Months Ended - Year over Year


Six Months Ended - Year over Year

Adjusted EBITDA 

June 29,


June 30,


June 29,


June 30,

(U.S. dollars in thousands)

2019


2018


2019


2018










Net income/(loss) attributable to Darling

$   26,258


$ (30,420)


$   44,270


$   66,885

Depreciation and amortization

79,486


78,454


158,650


157,073

Interest expense

20,853


23,016


40,729


46,140

Income tax expense

7,776


1,683


13,050


5,395

Restructuring and impairment charges

-


14,965


-


14,965

Foreign currency loss

388


3,495


1,120


4,976

Other expense/(income), net

2,019


(1,199)


4,544


1,317

Debt extinguishment costs

12,126


23,509


12,126


23,509

Loss on sale of subsidiary

-


15,538


-


15,538

Equity in net (income) of unconsolidated subsidiaries

(38,175)


(15,236)


(61,948)


(112,390)

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

4,786


1,282


6,414


2,052


Adjusted EBITDA

$ 115,517


$ 115,087


$ 218,955


$ 225,460










Foreign currency exchange impact (1)

5,605


-


11,661


-

Pro forma Adjusted EBITDA to Foreign Currency (Non-GAAP)

$ 121,122


$ 115,087


$ 230,616


$ 225,460



















DGD Joint Venture Adjusted EBITDA (Darling's share) 

$   43,894


$   18,165


$   73,721


$ 118,236



(1)

The average rates assumption used in the calculation was the actual fiscal average rate for the three months ended June 29, 2019 of €1.00:USD$1.12 and CAD$1.00:USD$0.75 as compared to the average rate for the three months ended June 30, 2018 of €1.00:USD$1.20 and CAD$1.00:USD$0.77, respectively.


The average rates assumption used in the calculation was the actual fiscal average rate for the six months ended June 29, 2019 of €1.00:USD$1.13 and CAD$1.00:USD$0.75 as compared to the average rate for the six months ended June 30, 2018 of €1.00:USD$1.22 and CAD$1.00:USD$0.78, respectively.

About Darling

Darling Ingredients Inc. is a global developer and producer of sustainable natural ingredients from edible and inedible bio-nutrients, creating a wide range of ingredients and specialty solutions for customers in the pharmaceutical, food, pet food, feed, technical, fuel, bioenergy, and fertilizer industries.  With operations on five continents, the Company collects and transforms all aspects of animal by-product streams into useable and specialty ingredients, such as gelatin, edible fats, feed-grade fats, animal proteins and meals, plasma, pet food ingredients, organic fertilizers, yellow grease, fuel feedstocks, green energy, natural casings and hides.  The Company also recovers and converts recycled oils (used cooking oil and animal fats) into valuable feed and fuel ingredients and collects and processes residual bakery products into feed ingredients. In addition, the Company provides environmental services, such as grease trap collection and disposal services to food service establishments. The Company sells its products domestically and internationally and operates within three industry segments: Feed Ingredients, Food Ingredients and Fuel Ingredients. For additional information, visit the Company's website at http://www.darlingii.com.

Darling Ingredients Inc. will host a conference call to discuss the Company's second quarter 2019 financial results at 8:30 am Eastern Time (7:30 am Central Time) on Thursday, August 8, 2019.  To listen to the conference call, participants calling from within North America should dial 1-844-868-8847; international participants should dial 1-412-317-6593.  Please refer to access code 10132938.  Please call approximately ten minutes before the start of the call to ensure that you are connected.

The call will also be available as a live audio webcast that can be accessed on the Company website at http://ir.darlingii.com. Beginning one hour after its completion, a replay of the call can be accessed through August 15, 2019, by dialing 1-877-344-7529 (U.S. callers), 855-669-9658 (Canada) and 1-412-317-0088 (international callers).  The access code for the replay is 10132938.  The conference call will also be archived on the Company's website.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures:

Adjusted EBITDA is not a recognized accounting measurement under GAAP; it should not be considered as an alternative to net income, as a measure of operating results, or as an alternative to cash flow as a measure of liquidity and is not intended to be a presentation in accordance with GAAP.  Adjusted EBITDA is presented here not as an alternative to net income, but rather as a measure of the Company's operating performance. Since EBITDA (generally, net income plus interest expenses, taxes, depreciation and amortization) is not calculated identically by all companies, this presentation may not be comparable to EBITDA or Adjusted EBITDA presentations disclosed by other companies. Adjusted EBITDA is calculated in this presentation and represents, for any relevant period, net income/(loss) plus depreciation and amortization, goodwill and long-lived asset impairment, interest expense, (income)/loss from discontinued operations, net of tax, income tax provision, other income/(expense) and equity in net loss of unconsolidated subsidiary. Management believes that Adjusted EBITDA is useful in evaluating the Company's operating performance compared to that of other companies in its industry because the calculation of Adjusted EBITDA generally eliminates the effects of financing, income taxes and certain non-cash and other items that may vary for different companies for reasons unrelated to overall operating performance.

As a result, the Company's management uses Adjusted EBITDA as a measure to evaluate performance and for other discretionary purposes. In addition to the foregoing, management also uses or will use Adjusted EBITDA to measure compliance with certain financial covenants under the Company's Senior Secured Credit Facilities and 5.25% Notes and 3.625% Notes that were outstanding at June 29, 2019. However, the amounts shown in this presentation for Adjusted EBITDA differ from the amounts calculated under similarly titled definitions in the Company's Senior Secured Credit Facilities and 5.25% Notes and 3.625% Notes, as those definitions permit further adjustments to reflect certain other non-recurring costs, non-cash charges and cash dividends from the DGD Joint Venture. Additionally, the Company evaluates the impact of foreign exchange impact on operating cash flow, which is defined as segment operating income (loss) plus depreciation and amortization.

Cautionary Statements Regarding Forward-Looking Information:

This media release contains "forward-looking" statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results of Darling Ingredients Inc. (the "Company") to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the statements.  Statements that are not statements of historical facts are forward-looking statements and are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Words such as "estimate," "project," "planned," "contemplate," "potential," "possible," "proposed," "intend," "believe," "anticipate," "expect," "may," "will," "would," "should," "could" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements.  Forward-looking statements are based on the Company's current expectations and assumptions regarding its business, the economy and other future conditions.  The Company cautions readers that any such forward-looking statements it makes are not guarantees of future performance and that actual results may differ materially from anticipated results or expectations expressed in its forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of factors, including many that are beyond the Company's control.  These factors include, among others, existing and unknown future limitations on the ability of the Company's direct and indirect subsidiaries to make their cash flow available to the Company for payments on the Company's indebtedness or other purposes; global demands for bio-fuels and grain and oilseed commodities, which have exhibited volatility, and can impact the cost of feed for cattle, hogs and poultry, thus affecting available rendering feedstock and selling prices for the Company's products; reductions in raw material volumes available to the Company due to weak margins in the meat production industry as a result of higher feed costs, reduced consumer demand or other factors, reduced volume from food service establishments, or otherwise; reduced demand for animal feed; reduced finished product prices, including a decline in fat and used cooking oil finished product prices; changes to worldwide government policies relating to renewable fuels and greenhouse gas("GHG") emissions that adversely affect programs like the U.S. government's renewable fuel standard, low carbon fuel standards ("LCFS") and tax credits for biofuels both in the Unites States and abroad; possible product recall resulting from developments relating to the discovery of unauthorized adulterations to food or food additives; the occurrence of 2009 H1N1 flu (initially known as "Swine Flu"), Highly pathogenic strains of avian influenza (collectively known as "Bird Flu"), severe acute respiratory syndrome ("SARS"), bovine spongiform encephalopathy (or "BSE"), porcine epidemic diarrhea ("PED") or other diseases associated with animal origin in the United States or elsewhere, such as the recent African Swine Fever ("ASF") outbreak in China; unanticipated costs and/or reductions in raw material volumes related to the Company's compliance with the existing or unforeseen new U.S. or foreign (including, without limitation, China) regulations (including new or modified animal feed, Bird Flu, SARS, PED, BSE or ASF or similar or unanticipated regulations) affecting the industries in which the Company operates or its value added products; risks associated with the DGD Joint Venture, including possible unanticipated operating disruptions and issues relating to the announced expansion project; risks and uncertainties relating to international sales and operations, including imposition of tariffs, quotas, trade barriers and other trade protections imposed by foreign countries; difficulties or a significant disruption in our information systems or failure to implement new systems and software successfully, including our ongoing enterprise resource  planning project; risks relating to possible third party claims of intellectual property infringement; increased contributions to the Company's pension and benefit plans, including multiemployer and employer-sponsored defined benefit pension plans as required by legislation, regulation or other applicable U.S. or foreign law or resulting from a U.S. mass withdrawal event; bad debt write-offs; loss of or failure to obtain necessary permits and registrations; continued or escalated conflict in the Middle East, North Korea, Ukraine or elsewhere; uncertainty regarding the likely exit of the U.K. from the European Union; and/or unfavorable export or import markets. These factors, coupled with volatile prices for natural gas and diesel fuel, climate conditions, currency exchange fluctuations, general performance of the U.S. and global economies, disturbances in world financial, credit, commodities and stock markets, and any decline in consumer confidence and discretionary spending, including the inability of consumers and companies to obtain credit due to lack of liquidity in the financial markets, among others, could cause actual results to vary materially from the forward-looking statements included in this presentation or negatively impact the Company's results of operations. Among other things, future profitability may be affected by the Company's ability to grow its business, which faces competition from companies that may have substantially greater resources than the Company. The Company's announced share repurchase program may be suspended or discontinued at any time and purchases of shares under the program are subject to market conditions and other factors, which are likely to change from time to time. Other risks and uncertainties regarding Darling Ingredients Inc., its business and the industries in which it operates are referenced from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Darling Ingredients Inc. is under no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update or alter its forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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Melissa A. Gaither, VP IR and Global Communications


Email : [email protected]

5601 North MacArthur Blvd., Irving, Texas 75038


Phone : 972-281-4478

 

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