Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:CALM) today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended May 28, 2011.
For the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011, net sales were $242.4 million compared with net sales of $222.1 million for the fourth quarter a year ago. The Company reported net earnings of $7.3 million, or $0.30 per basic share, for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011 compared with net earnings of $21.0 million, or $0.88 per basic share, for the same period last year.
For the fiscal year 2011, net sales were $942.0 million compared with net sales of $910.1 million for fiscal 2010. The Company reported net income of $60.8 million, or $2.55 per basic share, for fiscal 2011 compared with net income of $67.8 million, or $2.85 per basic share, in fiscal 2010.
Commenting on the results, Dolph Baker, president and chief executive officer of Cal-Maine Foods, Inc., stated, “Our results for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011 reflect a more challenging environment compared with the previous year period. The higher retail demand associated with a late Easter holiday and a slightly smaller national flock helped boost egg prices by an average of five cents per dozen for the quarter. However, feed costs have continued to escalate and were up 12 cents per dozen compared with the same period a year ago, which affected our profitability for the fourth quarter.
“For fiscal 2011, we were pleased with our overall higher sales compared with fiscal 2010,” Baker added. “Specialty egg sales, which carry a higher selling price, have continued to grow and accounted for approximately 24 percent of shell egg revenue and 16 percent of total dozens sold for the year. We are encouraged with the strong retail demand trends; however, we anticipate feed costs will remain very high and volatile.
“Our operations have continued to run well and we believe our recent management changes will enhance our ability to execute our growth strategy with the goal of further improving our operating performance in fiscal 2012,” Baker concluded.
For the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011, Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. will pay a cash dividend of approximately $0.102 per share to holders of its common and Class A common stock. The amount paid could vary slightly based on the amount of outstanding shares on the record date. The dividend is payable on August 22, 2011, to shareholders of record on August 6, 2011.
Selected operating statistics for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011 compared with the prior-year period are shown below:
|13 Weeks Ended||52 Weeks Ended|
|May 28, 2011||May 29, 2010||May 28, 2011||May 29, 2010|
|Dozen Eggs Sold (000)||206,163||195,180||821,420||805,399|
|Dozen Eggs Produced (000)||157,621||157,207||634,009||640,174|
|Dozens Eggs Purchased (000)*||48,542||37,973||187,411||165,225|
|% Specialty Sales (dozen)||16.5||%||15.4||%||16.1||%||14.4||%|
|Net Average Selling Price (dozen)||$||1.124||$||1.086||$||1.098||$||1.079|
|Feed Cost (dozen)||$||0.447||$||0.327||$||0.394||$||0.349|
|% Specialty Sales (dollars)||24.5||%||22.6||%||24.0||%||21.4||%|
* Net of processing loss and inventory adjustments
Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. is primarily engaged in the production, grading, packing and sale of fresh shell eggs, including conventional, cage-free, organic and nutritionally-enhanced eggs. The Company, which is headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi, is the largest producer and distributor of fresh shell eggs in the United States and sells the majority of its shell eggs in approximately 29 states across the southwestern, southeastern, mid-western and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.
Statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The forward-looking statements are based on management’s current intent, belief, expectations, estimates and projections regarding our company and our industry. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that are difficult to predict and may be beyond our control. The factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements include, among others, (i) the risk factors set forth in the Company’s SEC filings (including its Annual Reports on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K), (ii) the risks and hazards inherent in the shell egg business (including disease, pests and weather conditions), (iii) changes in the market prices of shell eggs and feed costs, and (iv) changes that could result from our future acquisition of new flocks or businesses. SEC filings may be obtained from the SEC or the Company’s website, www.calmainefoods.com.Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements because, while we believe the assumptions on which the forward-looking statements are based are reasonable, there can be no assurance that these forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate. Further, the forward-looking statements included herein are only made as of the respective dates thereof, or if no date is stated, as of the date hereof. Except as otherwise required by law, we disclaim any intent or obligation to update publicly these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
CAL-MAINE FOODS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
SUMMARY STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
|13 Weeks Ended||52 Weeks Ended|
|Income before income taxes||11,654||32,353||91,671||103,493|
|Net income per share:|
|Weighted average shares outstanding|
SUMMARY BALANCE SHEETS
|Cash and short-term investments||$||176,429||$||199,055|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||5,801||1,550|
|Property, plant and equipment (net)||224,887||234,111|
|LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY|
|Accounts payable and accrued expenses||$||71,969||$||68,020|
|Current maturities of long-term debt||11,743||29,974|
|Deferred income taxes||23,770||19,980|
|Long-term debt, less current maturities||76,418||104,699|
|Deferred income taxes and other liabilities||38,066||31,655|
|Total liabilities and stockholders' equity||$||640,843||$||631,284|