DALLAS, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Arabian American Development Co. (OTC Bulletin Board: ARSD) today announced financial results for the second quarter and six-month period ended June 30, 2007.
Second Quarter 2007 Highlights: -- Revenue of $27.1 million, up 14.7% compared to Q1 2007 revenue of $23.7 million and up 12.7% compared to Q2 2006 revenue of $24.1 million -- Gross profit margin of 19.0% versus 25.3% for Q2 of 2006 due primarily to the change in fair value of derivatives for feedstock purchases -- Operating income decreased 27.3% for the quarter to $3.2 million compared to $4.4 million last year -- Second quarter earnings per share of $0.09 versus $0.12 in the year-ago period -- Preparation continues in Saudi Arabia; Management anticipates government approval for joint stock company -- Expansion of petrochemical facilities on-track; Equipment acquisition underway and management reiterating a first quarter 2008 completion date
Consolidated revenue for the second quarter of fiscal 2007 was $27.1 million, an increase of 12.7% compared to revenue of $24.1 million in the second quarter last year and a 14.7% sequential increase compared to revenue of $23.7 million in the first quarter of 2007. Refined product sales (predominantly C5 and C6 Hydrocarbons and related products) represented $25.8 million, or 94.9% of total revenue for the second quarter and $22.8 million, or 94.7% of total revenue for the second quarter last year. The Company generated $1.4 million in toll processing fees during the second quarter compared with $1.3 million for the prior year's second quarter.
Gross profit on product sales and processing for the second quarter was $5.2 million, or 19.0% gross profit margin, compared with gross profit of $6.1 million, or 25.3% gross profit margin for the second quarter last year. The decrease in both whole dollars and as a percent of sales is due to a change in the fair value of derivatives for feedstock purchases. The cost of petrochemical product sales and processing and gross profit margin for the three months ended June 30, 2007 and 2006 includes an estimated unrealized loss of $618,000 and an estimated unrealized gain of $145,000, respectively. General and administrative expenses increased 23.0% to $1.7 million from $1.4 million for the second quarter last year. G&A expenses decreased 19.4% sequentially compared to the $2.1 million in G&A expenses reported for the first quarter of 2007 due to the absence of expenses related to a one-time accrual of post retirement obligations for senior executives.
The Company reported $3.2 million in operating income compared to $4.4 million in operating income for the second quarter last year. The Company reported net income of $2.2 million, or $.09 per basic and fully diluted share (based on 23.3 million shares) compared to net income of $2.6 million, or $.12 per basic and fully diluted share last year (based on 22.9 million shares) for the second quarter last year.
"The expansion initiative, which is well underway, has been validated by continued strong demand for our specialty petrochemical products and services," commented Nick Carter, the Petrochemical Segment's President. "We have acquired the majority of the equipment related to our expansion and we anticipate hiring 25-30 new employees to facilitate the expansion. In connection with the expanded workforce and the ongoing expansion initiative, we expect labor and administrative costs to increase during the second half of the year due to stepped up training and ancillary costs in preparation for producing, handling and marketing the increased volumes of product. We remain very confident that we will complete this expansion during the first quarter of next year and believe we will utilize at least 20% of the added capacity immediately. Once we reach maximum capacity, a goal we expect to take three to five years, we believe we can double our specialty petrochemical-related revenue and EBITDA from current levels."
Year to date the Company generated consolidated revenue of $50.8 million, an increase of 5% compared to revenue of $48.4 million for the first six months last year. Gross profit on product sales and processing year to date was $14.4 million, or 28.4% gross profit margin, compared with gross profit of $12.0 million, or 24.8% gross profit margin, for the first half last year. General and administrative expenses increased 30.5% to $4.3 million from $3.3 million last year. The Company reported $10.1 million in operating income compared to $8.7 million in operating income last year. The Company reported net income of $6.8 million, or $.29 per diluted share (based on 23.3 million shares) compared to net income of $5.3 million, or $.23 per diluted share last year (based on 22.9 million shares) last year.
Mr. Carter continued, "Our efforts to form a joint stock corporation in Saudi Arabia continue, and we have finished all of the necessary paperwork to complete this initiative. Our Saudi partners have added three new members to their group in order to strengthen their support for the project and ensure adequate financial resources are readily available. We are awaiting government approval, and believe we will receive this authorization at any time. In addition, the Board of Directors continues to move expeditiously to identify and recruit additional independent board members to bring the Company into compliance and facilitate a listing on a major U.S. stock exchange. Our target timeframe for this initiative is the end of 2007."
The Company completed the quarter with $2.0 million in cash compared to $2.9 million as of December 31, 2006. Increased feedstock costs resulted in lower cash, but the Company's trade receivables increased from $8.9 million to $11.5 million. The changes in the Balance Sheet accounts are part of the normal ebb and flow of the business and are not considered unusual. Collections on Accounts Receivable remain timely and the higher balance reflects a return to normal sales levels from the dip at the end of December. The Company had $14.6 million in working capital as of June 30, 2007 and ended the quarter with a current ratio of 3.2 to 1. Both working capital and current ratio were calculated excluding the $11 million non interest-bearing/ non-recourse current note payable to the Saudi Government. The Company expects this note to be transferred to the joint stock company with the mining lease during the third quarter of 2007. Shareholder's Equity increased 15.4 percent during the quarter to $51.6 million compared to $44.7 million as of December 31, 2006.
Management will conduct a conference call and live web cast at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time, on Thursday, August 9, 2007. Anyone interested in participating should call 866-328-4270 if calling within the United States or 480-629-9561 if calling internationally. There will be a playback available until August 16, 2007. To listen to the playback, please call 800-406-7325 if calling within the United States or 303-590-3030 if calling internationally. Please use pin number 3767018 for the replay. This call is being web cast by ViaVid Broadcasting and can be accessed at ViaVid's website at http://www.viavid.net/. The web cast can be accessed until September 9, 2007.
About Arabian American Development Co.
Arabian American owns and operates a petrochemical facility employing about 110 people located in southeast Texas just north of Beaumont, Texas, specializing in high purity petrochemical solvents and other solvent type manufacturing. Arabian American also has a mining project in Saudi Arabia which is under development and is expected to produce economic quantities of zinc, copper, gold, and silver when it is put into production. There are about 20 employees at the mine site.
Statements in this release that are not historical facts are forward looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward looking statements are based upon management's belief as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to management. Because such statements are based upon expectations as to future economic performance and are not statements of fact, actual results may differ from those projected. These risks, as well as others, are discussed in greater detail in Arabian American's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Arabian American's annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006 and the Company's subsequent Quarterly Report Form 10-Q.
ARABIAN AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS JUNE 30, DECEMBER 31, 2007 2006 (unaudited) ASSETS Current Assets Cash and cash equivalents $1,951,544 $2,939,022 Trade Receivables, Net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $35,000 and $35,000, respectively 11,463,346 8,893,182 Current portion of notes receivable, net of discount and deferred gross profit of $148,353 and $200,492, respectively 563,044 605,955 Financial contracts 3,166,111 -- Financial contract deposits -- 1,500,000 Prepaid expenses and other assets 421,340 404,228 Inventories 3,139,093 3,576,317 Income tax receivable 619,598 619,598 Total Current Assets 21,324,076 18,538,302 Plant, Pipeline and Equipment 24,711,814 21,643,903 Less: Accumulated Depreciation (11,754,519) (11,017,503) Net Plant, Pipeline and Equipment 12,957,295 10,626,400 Al Masane Project 37,363,373 37,137,022 Other Assets in Saudi Arabia 2,431,248 2,431,248 Mineral Properties in the United States 1,058,105 1,084,711 Notes Receivable, net of discount of $92,254 and $172,041, respectively, net of current portion 1,269,803 1,545,714 Other Assets 48,574 226,769 TOTAL ASSETS $76,452,474 $71,590,166 LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY Current Liabilities Accounts payable $2,130,885 $2,989,203 Accrued interest 60,508 59,857 Financial contracts -- 765,672 Accrued liabilities 2,536,965 1,210,054 Accrued liabilities in Saudi Arabia 1,374,785 1,645,257 Notes payable 11,012,000 11,012,500 Current portion of long-term debt 28,172 488,828 Current portion of other liabilities 588,856 584,349 Total Current Liabilities 17,732,171 18,755,720 Long-Term Debt, net of current portion 3,094,513 5,108,309 Other Liabilities, net of current portion 1,396,638 1,621,105 Deferred Income Taxes 1,788,329 540,000 Minority Interest in Consolidated Subsidiaries 780,559 817,558 STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY Common Stock-authorized 40,000,000 shares of $.10 par value; issued and outstanding, 22,601,994 and 22,571,994 shares in 2007 and 2006, respectively 2,260,199 2,257,199 Additional Paid-in Capital 37,183,206 37,087,206 Retained Earnings 12,216,859 5,403,069 Total Stockholders' Equity 51,660,264 44,747,474 TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY $76,452,474 $71,590,166 ARABIAN AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (UNAUDITED) THREE MONTHS ENDED SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30 JUNE 30 2007 2006 2007 2006 REVENUES Petrochemical Product Sales 25,751,146 22,795,530 48,106,002 46,381,899 Processing Fees 1,389,546 1,286,744 2,697,380 2,016,748 27,140,692 24,082,274 50,803,382 48,398,647 OPERATING COSTS AND EXPENSES Cost of Petrochemical Product Sales and Processing 21,972,573 17,995,788 36,372,129 36,394,991 GROSS PROFIT 5,168,119 6,086,486 14,431,253 12,003,656 GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES General and Administrative 1,715,405 1,395,044 3,842,790 2,766,899 Depreciation 254,233 287,832 503,916 562,491 1,969,638 1,682,876 4,346,706 3,329,390 OPERATING INCOME 3,198,481 4,403,610 10,084,547 8,674,266 OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE) Interest Income 86,448 49,638 149,043 99,326 Interest Expense (68,173) (393,979) (159,045) (539,831) Minority Interest 8,276 1,818 10,349 3,607 Miscellaneous Income 29,817 139,994 19,265 243,063 56,368 (202,529) 19,612 (193,835) INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES 3,254,849 4,201,081 10,104,159 8,480,431 INCOME TAXES 1,082,522 1,553,349 3,290,369 3,131,418 NET INCOME 2,172,327 2,647,732 6,813,790 5,349,013 Basic Earnings per Common Share Net Income $0.095 $0.116 $0.298 $0.235 Basic Weighted Average Number of Common Shares Outstanding 22,901,994 22,771,994 22,888,794 22,768,661 Diluted Earnings per Common Share Net Income $0.093 $0.116 $0.293 $0.234 Diluted Weighted Average Number of Common Shares Outstanding 23,301,961 22,898,209 23,259,361 22,907,734 Company Contact: Nick Carter, President, Secretary and Treasurer (409) 385-1400 email@example.com Investor Contact: Cameron Donahue or Brett Maas Hayden Communications (651) 653-1854 Cameron@haydenir.com
SOURCE Arabian American Development Co.