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Deltic Announces Preliminary Fourth Quarter 2017 Results

EL DORADO, Ark.

Deltic Timber Corporation (NYSE:DEL):

 
DELTIC TIMBER CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL DATA SUMMARY
       
 
FOURTH QUARTER 2017 2016
 
Net sales $

72,041,000

58,493,000
 
Net income 189,000 3,143,000
 
Earnings per common share
Basic .02 .26
Assuming dilution .02 .26
 
Average common shares outstanding
Basic 12,078,004 12,022,689
Assuming dilution 12,162,947 12,110,305
 
 
 
 
YEAR-TO-DATE 2017 2016
 
Net sales $ 242,265,000 219,363,000
 
Net income 6,488,000 9,245,000
 
Earnings per common share
Basic .53 .76
Assuming dilution .53 .76
 
Average common shares outstanding
Basic 12,070,270 12,009,534
Assuming dilution 12,150,185 12,073,888
 

Deltic Timber Corporation (NYSE:DEL), a natural resources company, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter of 2017.

Fourth Quarter 2017 Highlights

  • Net sales totaled $72.1 million, compared to $58.5 million for fourth quarter 2016
  • Net income was $.2 million, or $.02 per diluted share for the fourth quarter of 2017, compared to net income of $3.1 million, or $.26 per diluted share, for the same period of 2016
  • Fourth quarter 2017 Adjusted Net income1, which excludes Potlatch merger-related costs, was $11.3 million, or $.92 per diluted share, compared to net income of $3.1 million, or $.26 per diluted share, for the same period of 2016

Financial results for the fourth quarter of 2017 benefited from increased operating income in the Woodlands and Manufacturing segments as demand for the Company's timber and wood products remained strong during the fourth quarter, but were offset by significantly increased corporate general and administration expenses related to the Agreement and Plan of Merger agreed upon by Deltic and Potlatch on October 22, 2017.

Woodlands Segment

Fourth Quarter 2017 Highlights

  • Sold 327,570 tons of pine sawtimber, 83% above Q4 2016
  • Pine sawtimber prices averaged $28/ton, an increase of $1/ton from previous-year fourth quarter
  • Sold 185,200 tons of pine pulpwood, 74% above Q4 2016
  • Pine pulpwood prices averaged $7/ton, a decrease of $1/ton from previous-year fourth quarter
  • Sold approximately 851 acres of Higher Better Use ("HBU") timberland for $2,400/acre, compared to no sales in Q4 2016

Woodlands Segment Financial Results

($ in millions)       Q4 2017       Q4 2016       Q3 2017
Segment net sales       $ 18.8         9.3         11.3
Segment operating income $ 9.9 4.2 5.4

Woodlands segment operating income increased in fourth quarter of 2017 compared to fourth quarter 2016 due to higher volumes of sawtimber and pulpwood sold combined with sales of 851 acres of HBU timberland. The increase in timber volume sold was mainly due to Company sales of timber through timber deeds as part of the Company's strategic initiatives.

Manufacturing Segment

Fourth Quarter 2017 Highlights

  • Sold 68.1 million board feet of lumber, 7% above Q4 2016
  • Lumber prices averaged $22/MBF higher than Q4 2016
  • Sold 24.7 million square feet of Medium Density Fiberboard ("MDF"), 4% above Q4 2016
  • MDF prices increased $8/MSF compared to Q4 2016

Manufacturing Segment Financial Results

($ in millions)     Q4 2017     Q4 2016     Q3 2017
Segment net sales     $ 45.8       40.7       48.3
Segment operating income $ 5.2 3.2 3.7

Manufacturing segment operating income increased in fourth quarter 2017 compared to fourth quarter 2016, principally as a result of increased lumber sales volumes and price per MBF sold, combined with a higher sales volume of MDF and lower per-unit cost at the MDF plant.

Real Estate Segment

Fourth Quarter 2017 Highlights

  • Sold 78 residential lots compared to 77 lots in Q4 2016
  • Residential lot sales prices averaged $98,000/lot, an increase of 19% from Q4 2016, due to mix
  • Sold 4.8 acres of commercial acreage, which included the 35,000-square-foot retail center, compared to 23 acres in Q4 2016
  • Commercial sales price averaged $1,068,000 per acre, compared to $232,000 per acre in Q4 2016

Real Estate Segment Financial Results

($ in millions)   Q4 2017   Q4 2016   Q3 2017
Segment net sales   $ 13.9     13.6     6.2
Segment operating income/(loss) $ 5.1 6.4 1.0

Real Estate segment operating income was lower in the fourth quarter of 2017 compared to fourth quarter 2016 as increased revenue from residential lot sales was offset by a write-down to the basis of the Company's speculative homes in our Red Oak Ridge development. Lot sales reflect the closings of successful lot offerings in three Chenal Valley neighborhoods and in the Wildwood development during the fourth quarter of 2017.

Corporate Segment General and Administrative Expense, Interest Expense, and Income Tax Expense

Corporate segment general and administrative expense was $20.5 million, compared to $8.1 million for the same period of 2016. The increase is primarily due to higher legal and professional fees related to the merger with Potlatch. The provision for income tax was a benefit of $2.8 million, compared to an expense of $.3 million in the prior-year’s fourth quarter. The current year provision included a $2.5 million benefit from the remeasurement of deferred tax liabilities due to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.

Capital Expenditures

Capital expenditures were $4 million in the fourth quarter 2017 compared to $11 million for the fourth quarter of 2016. There were no timberland acquisition expenditures in the fourth quarter of 2017 compared to timberland acquisition expenditures of $.6 million during the same period of 2016.

1Supplemental Disclosure Regarding Non-GAAP Financial Information

The following table sets forth the Company's Adjusted Net Income for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2017 and 2016. Adjusted Net Income is not a measure that is prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).

We use Adjusted Net Income in our operational and financial decision-making, believing that the measure is useful to eliminate certain items in order to focus on ongoing operating performance and our ability to generate cash flow from operations. We believe that this Non-GAAP measure, when used in conjunction with our GAAP financials, provides useful information to investors by presenting a key measure that we use internally when making operating decisions and evaluating our overall performance.

   
Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended
December 31, December 31,
(Millions of dollars) 2017   2016 2017   2016
 
Net Income $ 0.2 3.1 $ 6.5 9.2
Potlatch merger costs 16.9 16.9
Income tax effect of merger costs (5.8 )   (5.8 )
1Adjusted Net Income $ 11.3   3.1   $ 17.6   9.2
 
Earnings per share assuming dilution $ 0.02 0.26 0.53 0.76
Potlatch merger costs 1.37 1.37
Income tax effect of merger costs (0.47 )   (0.47 )
2Adjusted Earnings per share assuming dilution $ 0.92   0.26   $ 1.43   0.76
 

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements included herein that are not historical in nature are intended to be, and are hereby identified as, “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Such statements reflect the Company’s current expectations and involve certain risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from those included in such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause such differences include, but are not limited to, pending merger with Potlatch Corporation, the cyclical nature of the industry, changes in interest rates, credit availability, general economic conditions, adverse weather, cost and availability of materials used to manufacture the Company’s products, natural gas pricing and volumes produced, and the other risk factors described from time to time in the reports and disclosure documents filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

About Deltic

Deltic Timber Corporation is a natural resources company focused on the efficient and environmentally responsible management of its land holdings. The Company owns approximately 530,000 acres of timberland, operates two sawmills and a medium density fiberboard plant, and is engaged in real estate development. Headquartered in El Dorado, Arkansas, the Company’s operations are located primarily in Arkansas and north Louisiana.

Deltic Timber Corporation
Anna Torma, 870-881-6463
[email protected]


Source: Business Wire (February 14, 2018 - 6:16 PM EST)

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