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Dole Reports First Quarter 2023 Financial Results

18 May 2023

DUBLIN / May 18, 2023 / Business Wire / Dole plc (NYSE: DOLE) ("Dole" or the "Group" or the "Company") today released its financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2023.

Highlights for the three months ended March 31, 2023:

  • Announced in January 2023 our agreement to sell our Fresh Vegetables division to Fresh Express, for gross proceeds of approximately $293.0 million. Following this agreement, the results of this division are reported separately as discontinued operations in our first quarter financial statements
  • First quarter Revenue of $2.0 billion, an increase of 1.0%
  • First quarter Adjusted EBITDA1 of $100.4 million, an increase of 9.3%
  • First quarter Adjusted Net Income of $32.3 million and Adjusted Diluted EPS of $0.34

Financial Highlights - Unaudited

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

March 31, 2023

 

March 31, 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(U.S. Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)

Revenue

 

1,989

 

1,970

 

Income from continuing operations2

 

35.0

 

28.6

 

Net Income

 

20.5

 

3.4

 

Net Income (Loss) attributable to Dole plc

 

14.2

 

(1.4

)

Diluted EPS from continuing operations

 

0.30

 

0.26

 

Diluted EPS

 

0.15

 

(0.01

)

Adjusted EBITDA1

 

100.4

 

91.9

 

Adjusted Net Income1

 

32.3

 

40.5

 

Adjusted Diluted EPS1

 

0.34

 

0.43

 

      

1 Dole plc reports its financial results in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP"). See full GAAP financial results in the appendix. Adjusted EBIT, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income, Adjusted Earnings Per Share and Net Debt are non-GAAP financial measures. Refer to the appendix of this release for an explanation and reconciliation of these and other non-GAAP financial measures used in this release to comparable GAAP financial measures.

2 Fresh Vegetables results are reported separately as discontinued operations, net of income taxes, in our condensed consolidated statements of operations, its assets and liabilities are separately presented in our condensed consolidated balance sheets, and its cash flows are included within the condensed consolidated cash flows for all periods presented. Unless otherwise noted, our discussion of our results included herein, outlook and all supplementary tables, including non-GAAP financial measures, are presented on a continuing operations basis.

Commenting on the results, Carl McCann, Executive Chairman, said:

"We are pleased to have started the year strongly and to have delivered Adjusted EBITDA growth in the first quarter.

During the quarter, we announced an agreement to sell our Fresh Vegetables division to Fresh Express. We are continuing to work through the regulatory process for the sale of this business.

We believe the Group is well-positioned for growth and continue to target Adjusted EBITDA of $350.0 million for the full year."

Group Results - First Quarter

Revenue increased 1.0%, or $18.9 million, primarily due to strong performance in the Fresh Fruit and Diversified EMEA segments, offset partially by the Diversified Americas segment. On a like-for-like basis3, revenue was 3.7%, or $72.8 million, ahead of prior year.

Adjusted EBITDA increased 9.3%, or $8.5 million, primarily driven by strong Fresh Fruit performance, offset partially by headwinds in the Diversified Americas segment. On a like-for-like basis, Adjusted EBITDA increased 9.9%, or $9.1 million.

Adjusted Net Income decreased $8.2 million, predominantly due to higher interest expense. Adjusted Diluted EPS for the three months ended March 31, 2023 was $0.34 compared to $0.43 in the prior year.

_________________________

3 Like-for-like basis refers to the measure excluding the impact of foreign currency translation movements and acquisitions and divestitures.

Selected Segmental Financial Information (Unaudited)

 

Three Months Ended

 

March 31, 2023

 

March 31, 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(U.S. Dollars in thousands)

 

Revenue

 

Adjusted EBITDA

 

Revenue

 

Adjusted EBITDA

Fresh Fruit

$

798,910

 

 

$

69,211

 

$

749,803

 

 

$

60,397

Diversified Fresh Produce - EMEA

 

798,100

 

 

 

23,406

 

 

791,155

 

 

 

19,277

Diversified Fresh Produce - Americas & ROW

 

422,751

 

 

 

7,770

 

 

463,692

 

 

 

12,209

Intersegment

 

(30,594

)

 

 

 

 

(34,419

)

 

 

Total

$

1,989,167

 

 

$

100,387

 

$

1,970,231

 

 

$

91,883

Fresh Fruit

Revenue increased 6.5%, or $49.1 million. Revenue was positively impacted by higher worldwide pricing of bananas and pineapples, as well as worldwide increases in volumes of bananas sold, partially offset by lower volumes of pineapples sold.

Adjusted EBITDA increased 14.6%, or $8.8 million. Adjusted EBITDA was positively impacted by strong revenue performance, partially offset by higher fruit sourcing costs and higher costs of shipping, packaging and handling.

Diversified Fresh Produce – EMEA

Revenue increased 0.9%, or $6.9 million, primarily driven by inflation-justified price increases across the segment, offset partially by an unfavorable impact of $53.4 million from foreign currency translation, as a result of the strengthening of the U.S. dollar against European currencies. On a like-for-like basis, revenue was 7.3%, or $58.1 million, ahead of prior year.

Adjusted EBITDA increased 21.4%, or $4.1 million. On a like-for-like basis, Adjusted EBITDA was 25.9%, or $4.9 million, ahead of prior year, primarily driven by strong performance in the U.K., an improved performance in South Africa and overall positive performance across the segment.

Diversified Fresh Produce – Americas & ROW

Revenue decreased 8.8%, or $40.9 million, primarily driven by timing differences for the Chilean cherry season, as well as a challenging quarter for berries and grapes, partially offset by continued strong performance in potatoes and onions in North America.

Adjusted EBITDA decreased 36.4%, or $4.4 million, primarily due to a challenging quarter for berries and grapes, partially offset by strong performance in potatoes and onions.

Vegetables Transaction

On January 30, 2023, we entered into a Stock Purchase Agreement (the “Agreement”) with Fresh Express Acquisitions LLC (“Fresh Express”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Chiquita Holdings Limited, pursuant to which Fresh Express has agreed to acquire our Fresh Vegetables division for approximately $293.0 million in cash, subject to certain adjustments set forth in the Agreement (the “Vegetables Transaction”). The Vegetables Transaction is expected to close after regulatory approvals are obtained, subject to the satisfaction or waiver of customary closing conditions. As a result of the agreement to sell the Fresh Vegetables division, its results are reported separately as discontinued operations, net of income taxes, in our condensed consolidated statements of operations for all periods presented and its assets and liabilities are separately presented in our condensed consolidated balance sheets as assets and liabilities held for sale.

Cyber Incident

In February of 2023, Dole experienced a cybersecurity incident identified as ransomware. Upon detecting the attack, the Company promptly took steps to investigate and contain the threat, retaining the services of leading third-party cybersecurity experts and working with law enforcement. The incident had a limited impact on our operations overall, however it was disruptive for our Fresh Vegetables and Chilean businesses in particular. Direct costs related to the incident were $10.5 million of which $4.8 million related to continuing operations.

Capital Expenditures

Capital expenditures for the three months ended March 31, 2023 were $19.9 million, which included investments in farm renovations and ongoing investments in IT, logistics and efficiency projects in our warehouses and processing facilities. This amount also includes $2.3 million of capital expenditures related to discontinued operations.

Net Debt

Net Debt as of March 31, 2023 was $1.0 billion.

Outlook for Fiscal Year 2023 (forward-looking statement)

The operating environment so far in 2023 continues to bring with it both new opportunities and new challenges. We see signs of improved logistical efficiencies in several areas, which is helping to bring more stability after a period of severe supply chain disruption.

We have also seen some unusual weather events, and as we progress through the second quarter, we are closely monitoring the impact of unprecedented rains this year in California, which continue to impact the vegetable and berry crops in that region.

We have continued to see positives for our business, with the strengthening Euro relative to the US Dollar, more stable fuel prices and continued signs of inflation moderating in certain areas. However, we are also seeing headwinds with interest rates remaining high and other unusual currency movements.

Overall, we believe our strong first quarter has put us in an excellent position to deliver on our full year financial targets.

Our business is well-positioned for growth, and while we remain cautious given that the environment we operate in remains dynamic, we continue to expect to deliver Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations of $350.0 million for full year 2023.

The above outlook includes non-GAAP financial measures. Please refer to the appendix of this release for an explanation and reconciliation of our historical non-GAAP financial measures used in this release to comparable GAAP financial measures.

Dividend

On May 17, 2023, the Board of Directors of Dole plc declared a cash dividend for the first quarter of 2023 of $0.08 per share, payable on July 6, 2023 to shareholders of record on June 16, 2023. A cash dividend of $0.08 per share was paid on April 21, 2023 for the fourth quarter of 2022.

About Dole plc

A global leader in fresh produce, Dole plc produces, markets, and distributes an extensive variety of fresh fruits and vegetables sourced locally and from around the world. Dedicated and passionate in exceeding our customers’ requirements in over 75 countries, our goal is to make the world a healthier and a more sustainable place.

Webcast and Conference Call Information

Dole plc will host a conference call and simultaneous webcast at 08:00 a.m. Eastern Time today to discuss the first quarter 2023 financial results. The webcast can be accessed at www.doleplc.com/investor-relations

The conference call can be accessed live by dialing (646) 307-1963 in the US or +353 (1) 582 2023 in Ireland and +44 20 3481 4247 for UK and other international participants. The conference ID is 8143610.

Forward-looking information

Certain statements made in this press release that are not historical are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements are based on management’s beliefs, assumptions, and expectations of our future economic performance, considering the information currently available to management. These statements are not statements of historical fact. The words “believe,” “may,” “could,” “will,” “should,” “would,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “objective,” “seek,” “strive,” “target” or similar words, or the negative of these words, identify forward-looking statements. The inclusion of this forward-looking information should not be regarded as a representation by us or any other person that the future plans, estimates, or expectations contemplated by us will be achieved. Such forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties and assumptions relating to our operations, financial results, financial condition, business prospects, growth strategy and liquidity. Accordingly, there are, or will be, important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those indicated in these statements. If one or more of these or other risks or uncertainties materialize, or if our underlying assumptions prove to be incorrect, our actual results may vary materially from what we may have expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. We caution that you should not place undue reliance on any of our forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which such statement is made, and we do not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which such statement is made except as required by the federal securities laws.

Appendix

Consolidated Statement of Operations - Unaudited

 

Three Months Ended

 

March 31, 2023

 

March 31, 2022

 

 

 

 

 

(U.S. Dollars and shares in thousands, except per share amounts)

Revenues, net

$

1,989,167

 

 

$

1,970,231

 

Cost of sales

 

(1,810,128

)

 

 

(1,818,436

)

Gross profit

 

179,039

 

 

 

151,795

 

Selling, marketing, general and administrative expenses

 

(120,879

)

 

 

(109,544

)

Gain on disposal of businesses

 

 

 

 

242

 

Gain on asset sales

 

3,973

 

 

 

495

 

Operating income

 

62,133

 

 

 

42,988

 

Other income, net

 

1,775

 

 

 

2,464

 

Interest income

 

2,309

 

 

 

1,584

 

Interest expense

 

(21,712

)

 

 

(11,616

)

Income from continuing operations before income taxes and equity earnings

 

44,505

 

 

 

35,420

 

Income tax expense

 

(10,994

)

 

 

(7,358

)

Equity method earnings

 

1,478

 

 

 

577

 

Income from continuing operations

 

34,989

 

 

 

28,639

 

Loss from discontinued operations, net of income taxes

 

(14,506

)

 

 

(25,230

)

Net income

 

20,483

 

 

 

3,409

 

Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

(6,324

)

 

 

(4,803

)

Net income (loss) attributable to Dole plc

$

14,159

 

 

$

(1,394

)

 

 

 

 

Income (loss) per share - basic:

 

 

 

Continuing operations

$

0.30

 

 

$

0.26

 

Discontinued operations

 

(0.15

)

 

 

(0.27

)

Net income (loss) per share attributable to Dole plc - basic

$

0.15

 

 

$

(0.01

)

 

 

 

 

Income (loss) per share - diluted:

 

 

 

Continuing operations

$

0.30

 

 

$

0.26

 

Discontinued operations

 

(0.15

)

 

 

(0.27

)

Net income (loss) per share attributable to Dole plc - diluted

$

0.15

 

 

$

(0.01

)

 

 

 

 

Weighted-average shares:

 

 

 

Basic

 

94,899

 

 

 

94,878

 

Diluted

 

95,024

 

 

 

94,909

 

Consolidated Balance Sheets - Unaudited

 

March 31, 2023

 

December 31, 2022

 

 

 

 

ASSETS

(U.S. Dollars and shares in thousands)

Cash and cash equivalents

$

266,200

 

 

$

228,840

 

Short-term investments

 

5,584

 

 

 

5,367

 

Trade receivables, net of allowances for credit losses of $21,702 and $18,001, respectively

 

634,785

 

 

 

610,384

 

Grower advance receivables, net of allowances for credit losses of $16,462 and $15,817, respectively

 

112,818

 

 

 

106,864

 

Other receivables, net of allowances for credit losses of $14,377 and $14,538, respectively

 

124,292

 

 

 

132,947

 

Inventories, net of allowances of $9,760 and $4,186, respectively

 

405,553

 

 

 

394,150

 

Prepaid expenses

 

47,342

 

 

 

48,995

 

Other current assets

 

23,688

 

 

 

15,034

 

Fresh Vegetables current assets held for sale

 

384,609

 

 

 

62,252

 

Other assets held for sale

 

10,784

 

 

 

645

 

Total current assets

 

2,015,655

 

 

 

1,605,478

 

Long-term investments

 

16,619

 

 

 

16,498

 

Investments in unconsolidated affiliates

 

125,377

 

 

 

124,234

 

Actively marketed property

 

29,393

 

 

 

31,007

 

Property, plant and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $401,111 and $375,721, respectively

 

1,105,179

 

 

 

1,116,124

 

Operating lease right-of-use assets

 

317,218

 

 

 

293,658

 

Goodwill

 

503,259

 

 

 

497,453

 

DOLE brand

 

306,280

 

 

 

306,280

 

Other intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization of $124,470 and $120,315, respectively

 

48,593

 

 

 

50,990

 

Fresh Vegetables non-current assets held for sale

 

 

 

 

343,828

 

Other assets

 

132,189

 

 

 

142,180

 

Deferred tax assets, net

 

70,080

 

 

 

64,112

 

Total assets

$

4,669,842

 

 

$

4,591,842

 

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

 

 

 

Accounts payable

$

624,045

 

 

$

640,620

 

Income taxes payable

 

20,624

 

 

 

11,558

 

Accrued liabilities

 

387,378

 

 

 

381,688

 

Bank overdrafts

 

11,898

 

 

 

8,623

 

Current portion of long-term debt, net

 

255,052

 

 

 

97,435

 

Current maturities of operating leases

 

61,216

 

 

 

57,372

 

Payroll and other tax

 

26,407

 

 

 

27,187

 

Contingent consideration

 

603

 

 

 

1,791

 

Pension and postretirement benefits

 

17,059

 

 

 

17,287

 

Fresh Vegetables current liabilities held for sale

 

311,453

 

 

 

199,255

 

Dividends payable and other current liabilities

 

18,357

 

 

 

17,698

 

Total current liabilities

 

1,734,092

 

 

 

1,460,514

 

Long-term debt, net

 

1,013,984

 

 

 

1,127,321

 

Operating leases, less current maturities

 

266,226

 

 

 

246,723

 

Deferred tax liabilities, net

 

118,606

 

 

 

118,403

 

Income taxes payable, less current portion

 

30,458

 

 

 

30,458

 

Contingent consideration, less current portion

 

6,482

 

 

 

5,022

 

Pension and postretirement benefits, less current portion

 

118,761

 

 

 

124,646

 

Fresh Vegetables non-current liabilities held for sale

 

 

 

 

116,380

 

Other long-term liabilities

 

44,141

 

 

 

43,390

 

Total liabilities

$

3,332,750

 

 

$

3,272,857

 

 

 

 

 

Redeemable noncontrolling interests

 

32,964

 

 

 

32,311

 

Stockholders’ equity:

 

 

 

Common stock — $0.01 par value; 300,000,000 shares authorized and 94,899,194 shares outstanding as of March 31, 2023 and December 31, 2022

 

949

 

 

 

949

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

794,864

 

 

 

795,063

 

Retained earnings

 

475,718

 

 

 

469,249

 

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

(100,911

)

 

 

(104,133

)

Total equity attributable to Dole plc

 

1,170,620

 

 

 

1,161,128

 

Equity attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

133,508

 

 

 

125,546

 

Total equity

 

1,304,128

 

 

 

1,286,674

 

Total liabilities, redeemable noncontrolling interests and equity

$

4,669,842

 

 

$

4,591,842

 

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows - Unaudited

 

Three Months Ended

 

March 31, 2023

 

March 31, 2022

 

 

 

 

Operating Activities

(U.S. Dollars in thousands)

Net income

$

20,483

 

 

$

3,409

 

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

32,291

 

 

 

31,013

 

Incremental charges on purchase accounting valuation of biological assets and inventory related to the acquisition of Legacy Dole

 

 

 

 

17,513

 

Net (gain) on sale of assets and asset write-offs

 

(3,973

)

 

 

(495

)

Stock-based compensation expense

 

1,330

 

 

 

648

 

Equity method earnings

 

(1,478

)

 

 

(577

)

Amortization of debt discounts and debt issuance costs

 

1,589

 

 

 

1,466

 

Deferred tax expense (benefit)

 

7,370

 

 

 

(4,078

)

Pension and other postretirement benefit plan expense (benefit)

 

1,970

 

 

 

(1,023

)

Dividends received from equity method investments

 

 

 

 

810

 

Other

 

(3,083

)

 

 

(69

)

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

Receivables, net of allowances

 

(2,407

)

 

 

(114,022

)

Inventories

 

(6,768

)

 

 

(48,762

)

Accrued and other current and long-term liabilities

 

(32,097

)

 

 

(31,124

)

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

 

15,227

 

 

 

(145,291

)

Investing activities

 

 

 

Sales of assets

 

6,529

 

 

 

15,620

 

Capital expenditures

 

(19,891

)

 

 

(17,330

)

Acquisitions, net of cash acquired

 

(1,405

)

 

 

(1,399

)

Insurance proceeds

 

 

 

 

776

 

Purchases of investments

 

(790

)

 

 

(412

)

Sales (purchases) of unconsolidated affiliates

 

1,507

 

 

 

(48

)

Other

 

17

 

 

 

3

 

Net cash (used in) investing activities

 

(14,033

)

 

 

(2,790

)

Financing activities

 

 

 

Proceeds from borrowings and overdrafts

 

392,054

 

 

 

341,795

 

Repayments on borrowings and overdrafts

 

(347,448

)

 

 

(212,414

)

Dividends paid to shareholders

 

(7,592

)

 

 

(7,590

)

Dividends paid to noncontrolling interests

 

(1,918

)

 

 

(3,616

)

Other noncontrolling interest activity, net

 

(476

)

 

 

 

Payment of contingent consideration

 

(1,151

)

 

 

(599

)

Net cash provided by financing activities

 

33,469

 

 

 

117,576

 

Effect of foreign exchange rate changes on cash

 

2,697

 

 

 

(4,108

)

Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

 

37,360

 

 

 

(34,613

)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

 

228,840

 

 

 

250,561

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$

266,200

 

 

$

215,948

 

Reconciliation from Net Income to Adjusted EBITDA - Unaudited

The following information is provided to give quantitative information related to items impacting comparability. Refer to the 'Non-GAAP Financial Measures' section of this document for additional detail on each item.

 

Three Months Ended

 

March 31, 2023

 

March 31, 2022

 

 

 

 

 

(U.S. Dollars in thousands)

Net income (Reported GAAP)

$

20,483

 

 

$

3,409

 

Loss from discontinued operations, net of income taxes

 

14,506

 

 

 

25,230

 

Income from continuing operations (Reported GAAP)

 

34,989

 

 

 

28,639

 

Income tax expense

 

10,994

 

 

 

7,358

 

Interest expense

 

21,712

 

 

 

11,616

 

Mark to market losses (gains)

 

822

 

 

 

(1,138

)

(Gain) on asset sales

 

(4,167

)

 

 

 

Incremental charges on biological assets and inventory from the Acquisition

 

 

 

 

17,513

 

Cyber-related incident

 

4,750

 

 

 

 

Other items4

 

673

 

 

 

(868

)

Adjustments from equity method investments

 

1,323

 

 

 

1,128

 

Adjusted EBIT (Non-GAAP)

 

71,096

 

 

 

64,248

 

Depreciation

 

24,303

 

 

 

22,533

 

Amortization of intangible assets

 

2,616

 

 

 

2,842

 

Depreciation and amortization adjustments from equity method investments

 

2,372

 

 

 

2,260

 

Adjusted EBITDA (Non-GAAP)

$

100,387

 

 

$

91,883

 

        

4 For the three months ended March 31, 2023, other items is comprised of $0.7 million of asset writedowns, net of insurance proceeds. For the three months ended March 31, 2022, other items is comprised of $0.2 million in net gains on equity method investment acquisitions and $0.6 million in insurance proceeds, net of asset writedowns.

Reconciliation from Net Income attributable to Dole plc shareholders to Adjusted Net Income - Unaudited

The following information is provided to give quantitative information related to items impacting comparability. Refer to the 'Non-GAAP Financial Measures' section of this document for additional detail on each item. Refer to the Appendix for supplementary detail.

 

Three Months Ended

 

March 31, 2023

 

March 31, 2022

 

 

 

 

 

(U.S. Dollars and shares in thousands, except per share amounts)

Net income (loss) attributable to Dole plc (Reported GAAP)

$

14,159

 

 

$

(1,394

)

Loss from discontinued operations, net of income taxes

 

14,506

 

 

 

25,230

 

Income from continuing operations attributable to Dole plc

 

28,665

 

 

 

23,836

 

Adjustments:

 

 

 

Amortization of intangible assets

 

2,616

 

 

 

2,842

 

Mark to market losses (gains)

 

822

 

 

 

(1,138

)

(Gain) on asset sales

 

(4,167

)

 

 

 

Incremental charges on biological assets and inventory from the Acquisition

 

 

 

 

17,513

 

Cyber-related incident

 

4,750

 

 

 

 

Other items5

 

673

 

 

 

(868

)

Adjustments from equity method investments

 

119

 

 

 

678

 

Income tax on items above and discrete tax items

 

(309

)

 

 

(1,931

)

NCI impact on items above

 

(893

)

 

 

(458

)

Adjusted Net Income for Adjusted EPS calculation (Non-GAAP)

$

32,276

 

 

$

40,474

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted earnings per share – basic (Non-GAAP)

$

0.34

 

 

$

0.43

 

Adjusted earnings per share – diluted (Non-GAAP)

$

0.34

 

 

$

0.43

 

Weighted average shares outstanding – basic

 

94,899

 

 

 

94,878

 

Weighted average shares outstanding – diluted

 

95,024

 

 

 

94,909

 

 

        

5 For the three months ended March 31, 2023, other items is comprised of $0.7 million of asset writedowns, net of insurance proceeds. For the three months ended March 31, 2022, other items is comprised of $0.2 million in net gains on equity method investment acquisitions and $0.6 million in insurance proceeds, net of asset writedowns.

Supplemental Reconciliation from Net Income attributable to Dole plc to Adjusted Net Income - Unaudited

The following information is provided to give quantitative information related to items impacting comparability. Refer to the 'Non-GAAP Financial Measures' section of this document for additional detail on each item.

 

Three Months Ended March 31, 2023

(U.S. Dollars in thousands)

 

Revenues, net

Cost of sales

Gross profit

Gross Margin %

Selling, marketing, general and administrative expenses

Other operating charges6

Operating Income

Reported (GAAP)

$

1,989,167

(1,810,128

)

179,039

 

9.0

%

(120,879

)

3,973

 

$

62,133

 

Loss from discontinued operations, net of income taxes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amortization of intangible assets

 

 

 

2,616

 

 

 

2,616

 

Mark to market losses (gains)

 

(1,390

)

(1,390

)

 

 

 

(1,390

)

(Gain) on asset sales

 

 

 

 

(4,167

)

 

(4,167

)

Cyber-related incident

 

 

 

4,750

 

 

 

4,750

 

Other items

 

673

 

673

 

 

 

 

673

 

Adjustments from equity method investments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income tax on items above and discrete tax items

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NCI impact on items above

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted (Non-GAAP)

$

1,989,167

(1,810,845

)

178,322

 

9.0

%

(113,513

)

(194

)

$

64,615

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31, 2022

(U.S. Dollars in thousands)

 

Revenues, net

Cost of sales

Gross profit

Gross Margin %

Selling, marketing, general and administrative expenses

Other operating charges7

Operating Income (Loss)

Reported (GAAP)

$

1,970,231

(1,818,436

)

151,795

 

7.7

%

(109,544

)

737

 

$

42,988

 

Loss from discontinued operations, net of income taxes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amortization of intangible assets

 

 

 

 

2,842

 

 

 

2,842

 

Mark to market losses (gains)

 

(4,088

)

(4,088

)

 

 

 

(4,088

)

(Gain) on asset sales

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Incremental charges on biological assets and inventory from the Acquisition

 

17,513

 

17,513

 

 

 

 

17,513

 

Other items

 

(626

)

(626

)

 

(242

)

 

(868

)

Adjustments from equity method investments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income tax on items above and discrete tax items

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NCI impact on items above

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted (Non-GAAP)

$

1,970,231

(1,805,637

)

164,594

 

8.4

%

(106,702

)

495

 

$

58,387

 

                

6 Other operating charges for the three months ended March 31, 2023 is comprised of gains on asset sales of $4.0 million, as reported on the Dole plc GAAP Consolidated Statements of Operations.

7 Other operating charges for the three months ended March 31, 2022 is comprised of gains from disposal of businesses of $0.2 million and gains on asset sales of $0.5 million, as reported on the Dole plc the GAAP Consolidated Statements of Operations.

 

Three Months Ended March 31, 2023

(U.S. Dollars in thousands)

 

Other income, net

Interest
income

Interest expense

Income tax expense

Equity method earnings

Income from continuing operations

Loss from discontinued operations, net of income taxes

Reported (GAAP)

$

1,775

2,309

(21,712

)

(10,994

)

1,478

 

34,989

 

$

(14,506

)

Loss from discontinued operations, net of income taxes

 

 

 

 

 

 

14,506

 

Amortization of intangible assets

 

 

 

 

2,616

 

 

 

Mark to market losses (gains)

 

2,212

 

 

 

822

 

 

 

(Gain) on asset sales

 

 

 

 

(4,167

)

 

 

Cyber-related incident

 

 

 

 

4,750

 

 

 

Other items

 

 

 

 

673

 

 

 

Adjustments from equity method investments

 

 

 

119

 

119

 

 

 

Income tax on items above and discrete tax items

 

 

(228

)

(81

)

(309

)

 

 

NCI impact on items above

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted (Non-GAAP)

$

3,987

2,309

(21,712

)

(11,222

)

1,516

 

39,493

 

$

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31, 2022

(U.S. Dollars in thousands)

 

Other income, net

Interest
income

Interest expense

Income tax expense

Equity method earnings

Income from continuing operations

Loss from discontinued operations, net of income taxes

Reported (GAAP)

$

2,464

1,584

(11,616

)

(7,358

)

577

 

28,639

 

$

(25,230

)

Loss from discontinued operations, net of income taxes

 

 

 

 

 

 

25,230

 

Amortization of intangible assets

 

 

 

 

2,842

 

 

 

Mark to market losses (gains)

 

2,950

 

 

 

(1,138

)

 

 

(Gain) on asset sales

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Incremental charges on biological assets and inventory from the Acquisition

 

 

 

 

17,513

 

 

 

Other items

 

 

 

 

(868

)

 

 

Adjustments from equity method investments

 

 

 

678

 

678

 

 

 

Income tax on items above and discrete tax items

 

 

(1,828

)

(103

)

(1,931

)

 

 

NCI impact on items above

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted (Non-GAAP)

$

5,414

1,584

(11,616

)

(9,186

)

1,152

 

45,735

 

$

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31, 2023

 

(U.S. Dollars and shares in thousands, except per share amounts)

 

Net income

Net income
attributable to
noncontrolling
interests

Net income (loss)
attributable to
Dole plc

Diluted net
income (loss) per
share

Reported (GAAP)

$

20,483

 

$

(6,324

)

$

14,159

 

$

0.15

Loss from discontinued operations, net of income taxes

 

14,506

 

 

 

 

14,506

 

 

Amortization of intangible assets

 

2,616

 

 

 

 

2,616

 

Mark to market losses (gains)

 

822

 

 

 

 

822

 

(Gain) on asset sales

 

(4,167

)

 

 

 

(4,167

)

Cyber-related incident

 

4,750

 

 

 

 

4,750

 

Other items

 

673

 

 

 

 

673

 

Adjustments from equity method investments

 

119

 

 

 

 

119

 

Income tax on items above and discrete tax items

 

(309

)

 

 

 

(309

)

NCI impact on items above

 

 

 

(893

)

 

(893

)

Adjusted (Non-GAAP)

$

39,493

 

$

(7,217

)

$

32,276

 

$

0.34

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average shares outstanding – diluted

 

95,024

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31, 2022

 

(U.S. Dollars and shares in thousands, except per share amounts)

 

Net income

Net income
attributable to
noncontrolling interests

Net income (loss)
attributable to
Dole plc

Diluted net
income (loss) per
share

Reported (GAAP)

$

3,409

 

$

(4,803

)

$

(1,394

)

$

(0.01

)

Loss from discontinued operations, net of income taxes

 

25,230

 

 

 

 

25,230

 

 

Amortization of intangible assets

 

2,842

 

 

 

 

2,842

 

Mark to market losses (gains)

 

(1,138

)

 

 

 

(1,138

)

(Gain) on asset sales

 

 

 

 

 

 

Incremental charges on biological assets and inventory from the Acquisition

 

17,513

 

 

 

 

17,513

 

Other items

 

(868

)

 

 

 

(868

)

Adjustments from equity method investments

 

678

 

 

 

 

678

 

Income tax on items above and discrete tax items

 

(1,931

)

 

 

 

(1,931

)

NCI impact on items above

 

 

 

(458

)

 

(458

)

Adjusted (Non-GAAP)

$

45,735

 

$

(5,261

)

$

40,474

 

$

0.43

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average shares outstanding – diluted

 

94,909

 

 

 

 

Supplemental Reconciliation of Prior Year Segment Results to Current Year Segment Results – Unaudited

 

Revenue for the Three Months Ended

 

March 31,
2022

 

Impact of
Foreign
Currency Translation

 

Impact of
Acquisitions
and Divestitures

 

Like-for-like
Increase
(Decrease)

 

March 31,
2023

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(U.S. Dollars in thousands)

Fresh Fruit

$

749,803

 

 

$

 

 

$

 

$

49,107

 

 

$

798,910

 

Diversified Fresh Produce - EMEA

 

791,155

 

 

 

(53,360

)

 

 

2,252

 

 

58,053

 

 

 

798,100

 

Diversified Fresh Produce - Americas & ROW

 

463,692

 

 

 

(2,786

)

 

 

 

 

(38,155

)

 

 

422,751

 

Intersegment

 

(34,419

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3,825

 

 

 

(30,594

)

Total

$

1,970,231

 

 

$

(56,146

)

 

$

2,252

 

$

72,830

 

 

$

1,989,167

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA for the Three Months Ended

 

March 31, 2022

 

Impact of
Foreign
Currency Translation

 

Impact of
Acquisitions
and Divestitures

 

Like-for-like
Increase
(Decrease)

 

March 31,
2023

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(U.S. Dollars in thousands)

Fresh Fruit

$

60,397

 

$

145

 

 

$

 

$

8,669

 

 

$

69,211

Diversified Fresh Produce - EMEA

 

19,277

 

 

(1,628

)

 

 

758

 

 

4,999

 

 

 

23,406

Diversified Fresh Produce - Americas & ROW

 

12,209

 

 

(31

)

 

 

128

 

 

(4,536

)

 

 

7,770

Total

$

91,883

 

$

(1,514

)

 

$

886

 

$

9,132

 

 

$

100,387

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Debt Reconciliation

Net Debt is the primary measure used by management to analyze the Company’s capital structure. Net Debt is a non-GAAP financial measure, calculated as cash and cash equivalents, less current and long-term debt. It also excludes debt discounts and debt issuance costs. The calculation of Net Debt as of March 31, 2023 is presented below. Net Debt as of March 31, 2023 was $1.0 billion.

 

March 31,
2023

 

December 31,
2022

 

(U.S. Dollars in thousands)

Cash and cash equivalents (Reported GAAP)

$

266,200

 

 

$

228,840

 

Debt (Reported GAAP):

 

 

 

Long-term debt, net

 

(1,013,984

)

 

 

(1,127,321

)

Current maturities

 

(255,052

)

 

 

(97,435

)

Bank overdrafts

 

(11,898

)

 

 

(8,623

)

Total debt, net

 

(1,280,934

)

 

 

(1,233,379

)

Less: Debt discounts and debt issuance costs (Reported GAAP)

 

(17,000

)

 

 

(17,874

)

Total gross debt

 

(1,297,934

)

 

 

(1,251,253

)

Net Debt (Non-GAAP)

$

(1,031,734

)

 

$

(1,022,413

)

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Dole plc’s results are determined in accordance with U.S. GAAP.

In addition to its results under U.S. GAAP, in this Press Release we also present Dole plc’s Adjusted EBIT, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income, Adjusted EPS, and Net Debt, which are supplemental measures of financial performance that are not required by, or presented in accordance with, U.S. GAAP (collectively, the "non-GAAP financial measures"). We present these non-GAAP financial measures, because we believe they assist investors and analysts in comparing our operating performance across reporting periods on a consistent basis by excluding items that we do not believe are indicative of our core operating performance. These non-GAAP financial measures have limitations as analytical tools, and you should not consider them in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of our operating results, cash flows or any other measure prescribed by U.S. GAAP. Our presentation of non-GAAP financial measures should not be construed as an inference that our future results will be unaffected by any of the adjusted items, or that any projections and estimates will be realized in their entirety or at all. In addition, adjustment items that are excluded from non-GAAP results can have a material impact on equivalent GAAP earnings, financial measures and cash flows.

Adjusted EBIT is calculated from GAAP net income by: (1) adding the loss from discontinued operations, net of income taxes, or subtracting the income from discontinued operations, net of income taxes; (2) adding the income tax expense or subtracting the income tax benefit; (3) adding interest expense; (4) adding mark to market losses or subtracting mark to market gains related to unrealized impacts from derivative instruments and foreign currency denominated borrowings, realized impacts on noncash settled foreign currency denominated borrowings, net foreign currency impacts on liquidated entities and fair value movements on contingent consideration; (5) other items which are separately stated based on materiality, which include adding merger, transaction and other related costs, adding incremental costs for produce recalls, adding or subtracting asset write-downs, net of insurance proceeds, subtracting the gain or adding the loss on the disposal of business interests, adding the incremental costs from the fair value uplift for biological assets and inventory related to the acquisition of Legacy Dole, adding impairment charges on property, plant and equipment, subtracting the fair value gain or adding the fair value loss on the acquisition of investments previously accounted for under the equity method, subtracting the gain or adding the loss on the sale of investments accounted for under the equity method, subtracting the gain or adding the loss on asset sales for assets held-for-sale and actively marketed property and adding restructuring charges, costs for legal matters not in the ordinary course of business and costs incurred for cyber-related incidents; and (6) other adjustments from equity method investments, which includes the Company’s share of these items within equity method earnings.

Adjusted EBITDA is calculated from GAAP net income by: (1) adding the loss from discontinued operations, net of income taxes, or subtracting the income from discontinued operations, net of income taxes; (2) adding the income tax expense or subtracting the income tax benefit; (3) adding interest expense; (4) adding depreciation charges; (5) adding amortization charges; (6) adding mark to market losses or subtracting mark to market gains related to unrealized impacts from derivative instruments and foreign currency denominated borrowings, realized impacts on noncash settled foreign currency denominated borrowings, net foreign currency impacts on liquidated entities and fair value movements on contingent consideration; (7) other items which are separately stated based on materiality, which include adding merger, transaction and other related costs, adding incremental costs for produce recalls, adding or subtracting asset write-downs, net of insurance proceeds, subtracting the gain or adding the loss on the disposal of business interests, adding the incremental costs from the fair value uplift for biological assets and inventory related to the acquisition of Legacy Dole, adding impairment charges on property, plant and equipment, subtracting the fair value gain or adding the fair value loss on the acquisition of investments previously accounted for under the equity method, subtracting the gain or adding the loss on the sale of investments accounted for under the equity method, subtracting the gain or adding the loss on asset sales for assets held-for-sale and actively marketed property and adding restructuring charges, costs for legal matters not in the ordinary course of business and costs incurred for cyber-related incidents; and (8) other adjustments from equity method investments, which includes the Company’s share of these items within equity method earnings.

Adjusted Net Income is calculated from GAAP net income attributable to Dole plc by: (1) adding the loss from discontinued operations, net of income taxes, or subtracting the income from discontinued operations, net of income taxes (2) adding amortization charges; (3) adding mark to market losses or subtracting mark to market gains related to unrealized impacts from derivative instruments and foreign currency denominated borrowings, realized impacts on noncash settled foreign currency denominated borrowings, net foreign currency impacts on liquidated entities and fair value movements on contingent consideration; (4) other items which are separately stated based on materiality, which include adding merger, transaction and other related costs, adding incremental costs for produce recalls, adding or subtracting asset write-downs, net of insurance proceeds, subtracting the gain or adding the loss on the disposal of business interests, adding the incremental costs from the fair value uplift for biological assets and inventory related to the acquisition of Legacy Dole, adding impairment charges on property, plant and equipment, subtracting the fair value gain or adding the fair value loss on the acquisition of investments previously accounted for under the equity method, subtracting the gain or adding the loss on the sale of investments accounted for under the equity method, subtracting the gain or adding the loss on asset sales for assets held-for-sale and actively marketed property and adding restructuring charges, costs for legal matters not in the ordinary course of business and costs incurred for cyber-related incidents; (5) other adjustments from equity method investments, which includes the Company’s share of these items within equity method earnings; (6) excluding the tax effect of these items and discrete tax adjustments; and (7) excluding the effect of these items attributable to non-controlling interests.

Adjusted Earnings per Share is calculated from Adjusted Net Income divided by diluted weighted average number of shares in the applicable period.

Net Debt is a non-GAAP financial measure, calculated as GAAP cash and cash equivalents, less GAAP current and long-term debt. It also excludes GAAP debt discounts and debt issuance costs.

Dole is not able to provide a reconciliation for projected FY'23 results without taking unreasonable efforts.

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