DALLAS, Nov. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Arabian American Development Co. (OTC Bulletin Board: ARSD) today announced financial results for the third quarter and nine-month period ended September 30, 2007.
Third Quarter 2007 Highlights: -- Revenue of $28.0 million, up 3% sequentially compared to $27.1 million for the second quarter of 2007 and up 1.8%, essentially flat, compared to $27.5 million for the third quarter of 2006. -- The Company received official notification that the Ministry of Commerce and Industry for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has approved the formation of the Al-Masane Al-Kobra Mining Company (ALAK). -- Company adds two additional Board members achieving the goal of 4 independent Board of Directors, bringing total Board to seven
Consolidated revenue for the third quarter of fiscal 2007 was $28.0 million, an increase of 1.8% compared to revenue of $27.5 million in the third quarter last year and a 3.0% sequential increase compared to revenue of $27.1 million in the second quarter of 2007. Refined product sales (predominantly C5 and C6 Hydrocarbons and related products) represented $26.6 million, or 94.9% of total revenue for the third quarter and $26.3 million, or 95.3% of total revenue for the third quarter last year. The Company generated $1.4 million in toll processing fees during the third quarter compared with $1.3 million for the prior year's third quarter.
Gross profit on product sales and processing for the third quarter was $2.4 million, or 9.5% gross profit margin, compared with gross profit of $2.8 million, or 11.2% gross profit margin for the third 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 September 30, 2007 and 2006 includes an unrealized (loss)/gain of approximately ($2,860,000) and $222,000 respectively, on the derivative agreements.
General and administrative expenses increased 6.0% to $1.6 million from $1.5 million for the third quarter last year primarily due to generally higher labor costs and increased business activity. The Company expects to incur increased expense for the remainder of 2007 and early 2008 due to increased training of additional personnel and in certain process interruptions which may occur as the new process train is integrated with existing equipment. These events are in anticipation of the expanded production activities in early 2008 and will be managed to avoid major disruptions to our customers or our financial performance.
The Company reported $559,000 in operating income compared to $1,025,000 in operating income for the third quarter last year. The Company reported net income of $382,000, or $0.017 per basic and $0.016 per fully diluted share (based on 22.9 and 23.3 million shares, respectively) compared to net income of $515,000, or $.023 per basic and $0.022 fully diluted share last year (based on 22.9 million shares) for the third quarter last year.
"The expansion initiative is well underway as we have acquired all of the major process equipment necessary to complete the project," commented Nick Carter, the Secretary Treasurer of ARSD and also the President of the petrochemical segment. "We are currently accomplishing as much preliminary field work as possible while waiting for the final permit approval. We have spent about $4.0 million to date and will make the first draw on the credit line this month."
For the first nine months the Company generated consolidated revenue of $78.8 million, an increase of 3.8% compared to revenue of $75.9 million for the first nine months of 2006. Gross profit on product sales and processing was $16.9 million, or 27.2% gross profit margin, compared with gross profit of $14.8 million, or 24.2% gross profit margin, for the first nine months last year. General and administrative expenses increased 28.5% to $5.5 million from $4.3 million last year. The Company reported $10.6 million in operating income compared to $9.9 million in operating income last year. The Company reported net income of $7.2 million, or $0.31 per basic and diluted share (based on 22.9 and 23.3 million shares, respectively) compared to net income of $5.9 million, or $.26 per basic and diluted share last year (based on 22.8 and 23.0 million shares, respectively) last year.
Mr. Carter continued, "Our efforts in Saudi Arabia to form a joint stock corporation which will be owned 50% by ARSD are coming to fruition. The formation of ALAK will allow us to make real progress toward our goal of producing the zinc, copper, gold and silver deposits which we had discovered many years ago. The next step in the process will be for the joint stock company to hold an organizational meeting to form its Board of Directors. The Board of Directors of Arabian American has approved Hatem El-Khalidi, Ghazi Sultan, Dr. Ibrahim Al-Moneef and Mohammed Al-Omair to represent its interests on the Board of ALAK. After the organizational meeting, the Ministry will issue the license allowing ALAK to conduct business in the Kingdom, and we can then apply to the Ministry of Minerals and Petroleum to transfer the lease into the name of ALAK. Simultaneously, ALAK will prepare to sign a contract with the primary contractor for the project, so that work can commence without delay."
"The Company is also working on our stated goal of qualifying for listing on a major U.S. stock exchange. To move toward this goal, the Board of Directors identified and recruited two additional, well qualified, board members, Mohammed Al-Omair and Charles W. Goehringer, Jr. This brings the board to a total of seven, the majority of whom are independent. We welcome them and their expertise to the Board and, importantly, this brings the Company into compliance to facilitate a listing change. Our target timeframe for this initiative remains the end of 2007," concluded Mr. Carter.
The Company completed the quarter with $1.9 million in cash compared to $2.9 million as of December 31, 2006. Increased feedstock costs and the capital outlay on the expansion equipment resulted in lower cash. The Company's trade receivables increased $3.3 million to $12.2 million due to increased sales. 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 $10.1 million in working capital as of September 30, 2007 and ended the quarter with a current ratio of 2.2 to 1. Both working capital and current ratio were calculated excluding the 1984 dated $11 million non interest-bearing/non-recourse current note payable to the Saudi Government. The Company will explore the options for handling of this note after ALAK is fully established and operational. Shareholder's Equity increased 16.3 percent during the quarter to $52.0 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, November 8, 2007. Anyone interested in participating should call 866-328-4270 if calling within the United States or 480-293-1744 if calling internationally. There will be a playback available until November 15, 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 3804070 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 December 8, 2007. To access the web cast, you will need to have the Windows Media Player on your desktop.
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 will produce economic quantities of zinc, copper, gold, and silver when it is put into production.
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.
-Tables to Follow- ARABIAN AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS SEPTEMBER 30, DECEMBER 31, 2007 2006 (unaudited) ASSETS Current Assets Cash and cash equivalents $1,909,213 $2,939,022 Trade Receivables, Net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $35,000 and $35,000, respectively 12,239,558 8,893,182 Current portion of notes receivable, net of discount and deferred gross profit of $139,341 and $200,492, respectively 572,055 605,955 Financial contracts 423,639 -- Financial contract deposits -- 1,500,000 Prepaid expenses and other assets 538,750 576,751 Inventories 2,922,845 3,576,317 Income tax receivable -- 619,598 Total Current Assets 18,606,060 18,710,825 Plant, Pipeline and Equipment 29,399,276 21,643,903 Less: Accumulated Depreciation (12,148,577) (11,017,503) Net Plant, Pipeline and Equipment 17,250,699 10,626,400 Al Masane Project 37,416,719 37,137,022 Other Assets in Saudi Arabia 2,431,248 2,431,248 Mineral Properties in the United States 1,085,209 1,084,711 Notes Receivable, net of discount of $65,551 and $172,041, respectively, net of current portion 1,118,655 1,545,714 Other Assets 22,875 54,246 TOTAL ASSETS $77,931,465 $71,590,166 LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY Current Liabilities Accounts payable $4,313,935 $2,989,203 Accrued interest 60,242 59,857 Financial contracts -- 765,672 Accrued liabilities 2,124,305 1,210,054 Accrued liabilities in Saudi Arabia 1,378,923 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 621,806 584,349 Total Current Liabilities 19,539,383 18,755,720 Long-Term Debt, net of current portion 3,087,399 5,108,309 Other Liabilities, net of current portion 1,660,686 1,621,105 Deferred Income Taxes 798,604 540,000 Minority Interest in Consolidated Subsidiaries 803,529 817,558 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 12,598,459 5,403,069 Total Stockholders' Equity 52,041,864 44,747,474 $77,931,465 $71,590,166 TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY ARABIAN AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (UNAUDITED) THREE MONTHS ENDED NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30 SEPTEMBER 30 2007 2006 2007 2006 REVENUES Petrochemical Product Sales $26,600,738 $26,253,133 $74,706,740 $72,635,032 Processing Fees 1,437,684 1,288,351 4,135,064 3,305,099 28,038,422 27,541,484 78,841,804 75,940,131 OPERATING COSTS AND EXPENSES Cost of Petrochemical Product Sales and Processing 25,597,105 24,763,985 61,969,234 61,158,976 GROSS PROFIT 2,441,317 2,777,499 16,872,570 14,781,155 GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES General and Administrative 1,613,612 1,522,286 5,509,742 4,289,185 Depreciation 268,180 230,391 772,096 637,589 1,881,792 1,752,677 6,281,838 4,926,774 OPERATING INCOME 559,525 1,024,822 10,590,732 9,854,381 OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE) Interest Income 70,253 72,592 219,296 171,918 Interest Expense (10,037) (92,973) (115,742) (632,804) Minority Interest 3,680 3,184 14,029 6,791 Miscellaneous Income (Expense) (22,621) (192,174) (3,356) (104,404) 41,275 (209,371) 114,227 (558,499) INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES 600,800 815,451 10,704,959 9,295,882 INCOME TAXES 219,200 300,849 3,509,569 3,432,267 NET INCOME $381,600 $514,602 $7,195,390 $5,863,615 Basic Earnings per Common Share Net Income $0.017 $0.023 $0.314 $0.257 Basic Weighted Average Number of Common Shares Outstanding 22,901,994 22,808,954 22,893,194 22,782,092 Diluted Earnings per Common Share Net Income $0.016 $0.022 $0.309 $0.255 Diluted Weighted Average Number of Common Shares Outstanding 23,299,289 23,073,902 23,274,093 22,967,626 Company Contact: Nick Carter, President, Secretary and Treasurer (409) 385-1400 firstname.lastname@example.org Investor Contact: Cameron Donahue or Brett Maas Hayden Communications (651) 653-1854 Cameron@haydenir.com
SOURCE Arabian American Development Co.