• Reported Net Sales Increased 3% & Adjusted Constant Currency Net Sales Increased 4% in Q4 2016
  • Reported Net Sales & Adjusted Constant Currency Net Sales Both Increased 9% in Full Year 2016
  • Reported Diluted Earnings Per Share Increased 30% to $0.34 in Q4 2016; Adjusted Constant Currency Diluted Earnings per Share Increased 13% to $0.40, Excluding China Joint Venture Investments in Q4 2016
  • Reported Diluted Earnings Per Share Increased 26% to $1.18 in Full Year 2016; Adjusted Constant Currency Diluted Earnings per Share Increased 19% to $1.42, Excluding China Joint Venture Investments in Full Year 2016

DENVER, Feb. 16, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The WhiteWave Foods Company (NYSE:WWAV) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2016.

 
Financial Summary: Three Months Ended December 31, Year Ended December 31,
In millions, except EPS 2016 2015 % Change* 2016 2015 % Change*
             
Total Net Sales            
Reported $1,055 $1,028   +3% $4,198 $3,866   +9%
Adjusted $1,055 $1,028   +3% $4,198 $3,867   +9%
Adjusted Constant Currency $1,066 $1,028   +4% $4,228 $3,867   +9%
Adjusted Organic Constant Currency $1,062 $1,028   +3% $4,071 $3,867   +5%
             
Total Operating Income            
Reported $  108 $  92   +17% $  402 $  332   +21%
Adjusted $  112 $  114   -1% $  423 $  375   +13%
Adjusted Constant Currency $  118 $  114   +4% $  440 $  375   +17%
             
Net Income            
Reported $  62 $  48   +30% $  215 $  168   +27%
Adjusted $  66 $  62   +7% $  234 $  201   +16%
Adjusted, excluding China J.V. $  69 $  65   +7% $  245 $  214   +14%
             
Diluted Earnings per Share (EPS)            
Reported $  0.34 $  0.26   +30% $  1.18 $  0.94   +26%
Adjusted $  0.36 $  0.34   +6% $  1.29 $  1.12   +16%
Adjusted, excluding China J.V. $  0.38 $  0.36   +6% $  1.35 $  1.19   +14%
Adj. Constant Currency, excluding China J.V. $  0.40 $  0.36   +13% $  1.42 $  1.19   +19%
             
EBITDA             
Adjusted $  150 $  149   +1% $  582 $  508   +15%
Adjusted, excluding China J.V. $  154 $  152   +1% $  594 $  522   +14%
Adj. Constant Currency, excluding China J.V. $  160 $  152   +5% $  611 $  522   +17%
*Certain change percentages may not recalculate using the rounded dollar amounts provided  
   

WhiteWave’s fourth quarter 2016 reported diluted earnings per share was $0.34 and adjusted diluted earnings per share was $0.38, excluding investments in its China joint venture. Including joint venture investments, WhiteWave reported fourth quarter 2016 adjusted diluted earnings per share of $0.36. Full year 2016 reported diluted earnings per share was $1.18 and adjusted diluted earnings per share was $1.35, excluding investments in its China joint venture. Including joint venture investments, WhiteWave reported full year 2016 adjusted diluted earnings per share of $1.29.

Fourth quarter 2016 net sales were $1.1 billion, a 3 percent increase from net sales of $1.0 billion in fourth quarter 2015. On a constant currency basis, net sales increased 4 percent in fourth quarter 2016 from fourth quarter 2015, with acquisitions contributing approximately 1 percentage point of the increase. Excluding Fresh Foods platform sales, fourth quarter 2016 constant currency net sales increased 5 percent from fourth quarter 2015, with acquisitions contributing approximately 1 percentage point of the increase.

Full year 2016 net sales were $4.2 billion, a 9 percent increase from net sales of $3.9 billion in full year 2015. On a constant currency basis, net sales increased 9 percent in full year 2016 from adjusted net sales in full year 2015, with acquisitions contributing approximately 4 percentage points of the increase. Excluding Fresh Foods platform sales, full year 2016 constant currency net sales increased 12 percent from full year 2015, with acquisitions contributing approximately 5 percentage points of the increase. Net sales in 2016 were driven by organic growth and contributions from acquisitions and partially offset by unfavorable currency translations and lower sales in the Fresh Foods platform.

Reported operating income in fourth quarter 2016 increased 17 percent to $108 million and decreased 1 percent on an adjusted basis to $112 million, compared to fourth quarter 2015. Full year 2016 reported operating income increased 21 percent to $402 million and increased 13 percent on an adjusted basis to $423 million, compared to full year 2015. On a constant currency basis, adjusted operating income increased 4 percent in fourth quarter 2016 and increased 17 percent in full year 2016, over the same periods in 2015.

Financial results reflect operating difficulties experienced in the Fresh Foods platform that totaled approximately $25 million of additional costs during fourth quarter 2016. The cost increase was driven by elevated supply chain costs and lower than planned sales volumes that led to excess supply of organic leafy greens and produce. This resulted in lower realized net sales and higher costs, since the majority of organic supply is procured externally under fixed arrangements during the winter season.

“We are pleased with the overall financial results our broad portfolio delivered in 2016, with continued strong growth in our coffee creamers and beverages and diversified plant-based product portfolios in the Americas and Europe. Our Fresh Foods platform, however, continues to struggle with the after effects of our fourth quarter 2015 SAP implementation, and improving Fresh Foods performance is a key focus area,” said Gregg Engles, chairman and chief executive officer. “Our teams are focused on delivering even stronger results in 2017, while we continue to work toward closing our pending merger with Danone. We remain confident in the underlying strength of our market-leading brands positioned in on-trend and growing categories, and continue to believe our pending merger with Danone will create the perfect strategic alliance to maximize the long-term global growth of our brands and optimize the profit potential of WhiteWave’s businesses.”

AMERICAS FOODS & BEVERAGES SEGMENT
WhiteWave’s Americas Foods & Beverages segment consists of four platforms: Plant-based Foods and Beverages, Fresh Foods, Premium Dairy, and Coffee Creamers and Beverages. Fourth quarter 2016 net sales for Americas Foods & Beverages were $917 million, an increase of 3 percent compared to fourth quarter 2015. On a constant currency basis, segment net sales increased 3 percent in fourth quarter 2016 from fourth quarter 2015, with acquisitions contributing approximately 1 percentage point of the increase. Excluding Fresh Foods platform sales, fourth quarter 2016 constant currency segment net sales increased 3 percent from fourth quarter 2015.

Full year 2016 segment net sales were $3.6 billion, an increase of 9 percent compared to full year 2015. On a constant currency basis, segment net sales increased 9 percent in full year 2016 from full year 2015 adjusted net sales, with acquisitions contributing approximately 5 percentage points of the increase. Excluding Fresh Foods platform sales, constant currency segment net sales increased 11 percent in full year 2016 from full year 2015, with acquisitions contributing approximately 6 percentage points of the increase.

Reported segment operating income increased 24 percent in fourth quarter 2016 and increased 22 percent in full year 2016, over the same periods in 2015. On an adjusted basis, segment operating income decreased 1 percent in fourth quarter 2016 and increased 14 percent in full year 2016, over the same periods in 2015. Segment operating results were impacted by operational challenges in the Fresh Foods platform that resulted in approximately $25 million of higher costs during fourth quarter 2016 related to elevated supply chain and other higher costs due to an excess supply of organic leafy greens and produce.

 
Americas Foods & Beverages Segment Summary
In millionsThree Months Ended December 31, Year Ended December 31,
 2016 2015 % Change* 2016 2015 % Change*
Reported Net Sales$  917 $  893   +3% $3,620 $3,334   +9%
Adjusted Net Sales$  917 $  893   +3% $3,620 $3,334   +9%
Adjusted Constant Currency Net Sales$  917 $  893   +3% $3,623 $3,334   +9%
Adj. Organic Constant Currency Net Sales$  913 $  833   +2% $3,467 $3,133   +4%
            
Reported Segment Operating Income$  117 $  94   +24% $  438 $  359   +22%
Adj. Segment Operating Income$  113 $  114   -1% $  439 $  387   +14%
Adj. Constant Currency Segment Op. Inc.$  113 $  114   -1% $  440 $  387   +14%
*Certain change percentages may not recalculate using the rounded dollar amounts provided
 

Plant-based Foods and Beverages
The Americas Plant-based Foods and Beverages platform includes Silk® beverages and yogurts, So Delicious® beverages, frozen desserts and yogurts, and Vega® nutritional products. Platform net sales increased 3 percent in fourth quarter 2016 and increased 16 percent in full year 2016, over the same periods in 2015.

Platform net sales in fourth quarter 2016 were driven by continued robust growth in plant-based yogurts and nutritional products. Plant-based beverages sales and market share performance were pressured in fourth quarter due to the continued effects from a third quarter 2016 Silk packaging design change that impacted shelf presence and brand shoppability, and reduced levels of marketing investments. New Silk packaging began shipping in late fourth quarter 2016, with a complete shelf set transition expected by the end of first quarter 2017. WhiteWave launched new Silk brand marketing in early 2017 supporting its new beverage packaging, recent beverage innovations and plant-based yogurts.

Growth in WhiteWave’s collective plant-based categories remained robust, increasing 11 percent in fourth quarter 2016. Nut-based beverages grew 9 percent, frozen desserts and novelties increased 48 percent, yogurts grew 60 percent and nutritionals were up over 90 percent in fourth quarter 2016. WhiteWave continues to be the leader across all plant-based categories in which it participates.

WhiteWave recently introduced new plant-based innovations including Silk protein-enhanced nut-based milks and large size bottles, almond-based yogurts and Vega ready-to-drink nutritional shakes and protein bars. WhiteWave’s 2017 innovation plans include additional frozen dessert items, as well as entry into new plant-based categories.

Fresh Foods
The Fresh Foods platform consists of the Earthbound Farm® brand, which includes organic salads, fruits and vegetables. Platform net sales declined 1 percent in fourth quarter 2016 from fourth quarter 2015 and declined 4 percent in full year 2016 from full year 2015 net sales. Sales declines in 2016 were primarily the result of lower distribution levels following shipping, customer service and other business disruptions experienced since fourth quarter 2015 related to an initial installation of SAP. The organic packaged salad category continued to grow in fourth quarter 2016, increasing 7 percent excluding the Earthbound Farm brand.

Premium Dairy
The Premium Dairy platform includes Horizon Organic® milk and dairy products, macaroni and cheese, and snacks, and Wallaby® organic yogurts and kefir beverages. Platform net sales decreased 1 percent in fourth quarter 2016 and increased 7 percent in full year 2016, over the same periods in 2015. Sales of organic fluid milk were essentially flat in fourth quarter 2016, compared to fourth quarter 2015, and in line with management expectations. The organic milk category continues to experience excess supply and historically high price gaps to conventional milk. The balance of platform sales performance in fourth quarter 2016 was impacted by difficult distribution overlaps in organic yogurts from prior year and a significant increase in the number of products and participants in the organic and better-for-you meals and snack categories from the prior year.

WhiteWave continues to build distribution of Sir BananasTM bananamilks including the launch of new single-serve products, and plans to roll-out new innovations in value-added milks, yogurts and snacks over the balance of 2017.

Coffee Creamers and Beverages
The Coffee Creamers and Beverages platform includes coffee creamers and ready-to-drink beverages under the International Delight®, Dunkin Donuts®, Silk and So Delicious brands, as well as half-and-half dairy creamers under the LAND O LAKES® and Horizon Organic brands. Platform net sales increased 7 percent in fourth quarter 2016 and 10 percent in full year 2016, over the same periods in 2015.

Robust topline growth was driven by volume increases and strong sales performance across WhiteWave’s broad portfolio of flavored creamers, plant-based creamers, half-and-half dairy creamers, and iced coffee beverages. Continued distribution expansion and velocity increases drove strong market share performance in WhiteWave’s coffee creamers in fourth quarter 2016.

Platform innovations continue to perform well, including Simply Pure® all-natural creamers, StōkTM cold-brew iced coffee beverages and International Delight larger-size package offerings. WhiteWave recently launched International Delight One Touch Latte, a self-frothing creamer that turns a cup of coffee into a delicious latte within seconds with the press of a button.

EUROPE FOODS & BEVERAGES SEGMENT
The Europe Foods & Beverages segment consists of plant-based foods and beverages that are sold primarily under the Alpro® brand. Segment net sales increased 3 percent on a reported basis and 11 percent on a constant currency basis in fourth quarter 2016, compared to fourth quarter 2015. Full year 2016 segment net sales increased 9 percent on a reported basis and 13 percent on a constant currency basis, compared to full year 2015. Increased segment net sales were driven by strong growth across the portfolio of beverages, plant-based yogurts and culinary products, including recent innovations. Growth in the segment continues to be primarily volume based. The Europe plant-based category continued to grow at double-digit rates in 2016.

Reported segment operating income decreased 7 percent in fourth quarter 2016 and increased 2 percent in full year 2016, compared to prior year periods due to currency translation. On a constant currency basis, segment operating income increased 27 percent in fourth quarter 2016 and increased 25 percent for full year 2016, over the same periods in 2015. Constant currency segment operating margin increased over 130 basis points in full year 2016, driven by continued scale leverage, favorable sales mix, increased internal production levels and other operating efficiencies after increased depreciation levels and additional supply chain transition costs related to ongoing capacity expansion projects.

 
Europe Foods & Beverages Segment Summary
In millionsThree Months Ended December 31, Year Ended December 31,
  2016  2015 % Change*  2016  2015 % Change*
Reported Net Sales$  138 $  134   +3% $  578 $  532   +9%
Constant Currency Net Sales$  149 $  134   +11% $  604 $  532   +13%
            
Reported Segment Operating Income$  16 $  17   -7% $  69 $  68   +2%
Adjusted Segment Operating Income$  16 $  18   -8% $  69 $  68   +2%
Adj. Constant Currency Segment Op. Inc.$  22 $  18   +27% $  85 $  68   +25%
*Certain change percentages may not recalculate using the rounded dollar amounts provided
 

“We were able to deliver solid operating performance in 2016, despite the operational issues we faced in our Fresh Foods platform, executional challenges with our Silk beverages, and lower than planned levels of marketing investments during the year,” said Blaine McPeak, executive vice president and chief operating officer. “We are applying the appropriate resources and taking the right actions to improve the performance of our businesses and brands throughout 2017. The issues we began experiencing in our Americas plant-based beverages after the packaging change last year are showing signs of stabilization, and we are executing plans to build on that positive momentum. This includes rolling out revised Silk packaging and launching new marketing campaigns, along with exciting new category innovations. We look forward to completing our upcoming partnership with Danone and leveraging the global resources and capabilities this combination will provide to further accelerate all our growth plans and initiatives.”

FORWARD OUTLOOK
WhiteWave is not providing operating or financial guidance for 2017 due to its pending merger with Danone S.A.

OTHER ITEMS
Danone Merger
Danone S.A. and WhiteWave entered into a definitive merger agreement on July 6, 2016, under which Danone will acquire WhiteWave for $56.25 per share in an all-cash transaction, representing a total enterprise value of approximately $12.5 billion, including debt and other WhiteWave liabilities. The closing of the merger is subject to the satisfaction of customary conditions, including the expiration or termination of all applicable waiting periods under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act (“HSR Act”). The United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) continues to review the merger under the HSR Act. As we previously announced and in accordance with the merger agreement, WhiteWave and Danone elected on January 6, 2017 to extend the long stop date by 90 days to facilitate the completion of the DOJ’s review. We are targeting completion of the merger in first quarter 2017, although there can be no assurance regarding timing of completion of regulatory processes.

CONFERENCE CALL
WhiteWave is not hosting a fourth quarter and full year 2016 management conference call or webcast due to its pending merger with Danone S.A.

ABOUT THE WHITEWAVE FOODS COMPANY
The WhiteWave Foods Company is a leading consumer packaged food and beverage company that manufactures, markets and sells branded plant-based foods and beverages, coffee creamers and beverages, premium dairy products and organic produce. It sells products primarily in North America, Europe and through a joint venture in China. WhiteWave is focused on providing consumers with innovative, great-tasting food and beverage choices that meet their increasing desires for nutritious, flavorful, convenient, and responsibly-produced products. The Company's widely-recognized, leading brands distributed in North America include Silk®, So Delicious® and Vega® plant-based foods and beverages, International Delight® and LAND O LAKES®* coffee creamers and beverages, Horizon Organic® and Wallaby Organic® premium dairy products and Earthbound Farm® organic salads, fruits and vegetables. Its popular plant-based foods and beverages brands in Europe include Alpro® and Provamel®. To learn more about WhiteWave, visit www.whitewave.com

*The LAND O LAKES brand is owned by Land O’Lakes, Inc. and is used by license.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
Some of the statements in this press release are “forward-looking” and are made pursuant to the safe harbor provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These “forward-looking” statements include statements relating to, among other things, projections of net sales, the expected timeline for the completion of our merger with Danone S.A., our innovation and marketing plans, the success of our cost improvement and margin expansion initiatives, anticipated profit growth and margin expansion, the expected growth and financial impact of IPP, Vega, Wallaby and other business acquisitions, the expected financial impact of our investments in our joint venture in China, and other statements that begin with words such as “believe,” “expect,” “estimates,” “intend,” “forecasts,” “projects” or “anticipate.” These statements involve risks and uncertainties that may cause results to differ materially from the statements set forth in this press release. Completion of our contemplated merger with Danone S.A. is subject to the satisfaction of certain closing conditions, including receipt of required regulatory approvals, and we cannot be certain that we will be able to satisfy or obtain a waiver of the conditions. The company’s operating results depend on a variety of economic, competitive, and governmental factors, including raw material availability and costs, the demand for the company’s products, the success and timing of actions to strengthen our Fresh Foods and Plant-based Foods and Beverages platforms after challenges in the second half of 2016, the company’s ability to access capital under its credit facilities or otherwise, the timing of the completion of our contemplated merger with Danone S.A., the disruption to our business caused by the contemplated merger and the risk of stockholder litigation relating to the contemplated merger, many of which are beyond the company’s control and which are described in the company’s 2015 Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 29, 2016 and in our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. The company’s ability to profit from its branding initiatives depends on a number of factors, including consumer acceptance of the company’s products and successful packaging redesign plans. Our growth plans depend, in part, on our ability to innovate successfully and on a cost-effective basis. Any forward-looking statements in this press release speak only as of the date of this release. The company expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to such statements to reflect any change in its expectations with regard thereto or any changes in the events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based.

EXPLANATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
In addition to the results prepared in accordance with GAAP, we have presented certain non-GAAP financial measures, including adjusted financial information for the periods presented, such as net sales, operating income, EBITDA, net income and diluted earnings per share. We present these non-GAAP measures in order to facilitate meaningful evaluation of our operating performance across periods. These adjustments eliminate certain costs and benefits, including corporate costs associated with equity awards granted to certain of our executive officers, employees and directors in conjunction with the company’s initial public offering in October 2012 (the “IPO Grants”); non-recurring transaction, transition and integration planning costs related to acquisitions, mergers, and other investments; SAP transition costs; non-cash income or expense related to mark-to-market adjustments on interest rate and commodity hedges and amortization related to foreign exchange contracts; costs incurred to manage, and losses incurred on our investment in the China joint venture; and with respect solely to the adjusted EBITDA calculation, other non-cash charges related to stock-based compensation expense. These adjustments are intended to provide greater transparency of underlying profit trends and to allow investors to evaluate our business on the same basis as our management, which uses these non-GAAP measures in making financial and operating decisions and evaluating the company’s performance. These adjustments are not necessarily indicative of what our actual financial performance would have been during the periods presented and should be viewed in addition to, and not as an alternative to, the company’s results prepared in accordance with GAAP. Further details regarding these adjustments are included in the tables below.

Basis of Presentation
Certain financial measures in this release are presented on an organic basis, as well as non-GAAP measures that include results provided on a constant currency basis and adjusted basis.

Organic Results
Results presented on an organic basis for three months ended December 31, 2016 exclude the operating results of Innovation Packaging and Process, S.A. de C.V. ("IPP"). Results presented on an organic basis for twelve months ended December 31, 2016 exclude the operating results of IPP since the June 2, 2016 date of acquisition, the operating results of Wallaby through August 31, 2016, the operating results of Vega through July 31, 2016, and the operating results of EIEIO through May 31, 2016.

Constant Currency Results
The company determines its constant currency results by dividing or multiplying, as appropriate, the current period local currency results by the currency exchange rates used to translate the company’s financial results in the prior period to determine what the current period U.S. dollar operating results would have been if the currency exchange rate had not changed from the comparable prior period.

Adjusted Results
Segment financial results for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2015 and 2016 in the Americas Foods & Beverages segment are adjusted to exclude the expense related to the mark-to-market adjustment on commodity hedges, acquisition related non-recurring transaction and integration planning costs, and SAP transition costs; and for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2015 in the Europe Foods & Beverages segment are adjusted to exclude non-recurring acquisition transaction costs related to intercompany activities. All other adjustments relate to corporate and other items. See reconciliations at the end of this release for further details and for reconciliations of the non-GAAP measures to GAAP.

 
The WhiteWave Foods Company
Consolidated Statements of Income
(Unaudited, GAAP Basis)
      
   Three months ended December 31,
   2016 2015
    (In thousands, except share and per share data)
      
 Net sales $1,055,158  $1,027,633 
 Cost of sales 707,556  690,232 
 Gross profit 347,602  337,401 
 Operating expenses:    
 Selling, distribution and marketing 166,302  176,068 
 General and administrative 73,543  69,311 
 Total operating expenses 239,845  245,379 
 Operating income 107,757  92,022 
 Other (income)/expense:    
 Interest expense 18,411  19,547 
 Other (income)/expense, net 713  (994)
 Total other expense 19,124  18,553 
 Income before income taxes 88,633  73,469 
 Income tax expense 23,120  23,681 
 Income before loss in equity method investments 65,513  49,788 
 Loss in equity method investments 3,365  2,208 
 Net income $62,148  $47,580 
      
 Weighted average common shares:    
 Basic 177,230,773  176,169,675 
 Diluted 181,645,816  180,230,928 
      
 Net income per share:    
 Basic $0.35  $0.28 
 Diluted $0.34  $0.26 


The WhiteWave Foods Company
Consolidated Statements of Income
(Unaudited, GAAP Basis)
      
   Year ended December 31,
   2016 2015
    (In thousands, except share and per share data)
      
 Net sales $4,198,099  $3,866,295 
 Cost of sales 2,745,203  2,543,030 
 Gross profit 1,452,896  1,323,265 
 Operating expenses:    
 Selling, distribution and marketing 729,520  705,924 
 General and administrative 321,627  285,135 
 Total operating expenses 1,051,147  991,059 
 Operating income 401,749  332,206 
 Other expense:    
 Interest expense 69,183  58,127 
 Other expense, net 5,381  6,343 
 Total other expense 74,564  64,470 
 Income before income taxes 327,185  267,736 
 Income tax expense 102,410  87,908 
 Income before loss in equity method investments 224,775  179,828 
 Loss in equity method investments 10,221  11,435 
 Net income $214,554  $168,393 
      
 Weighted average common shares:    
 Basic 176,984,906  175,511,811 
 Diluted 181,174,379  180,084,949 
      
 Net income per share:    
 Basic $1.21  $0.96 
 Diluted $1.18  $0.94 


The WhiteWave Foods Company
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(Unaudited, GAAP Basis)
     
  December 31, 2016 December 31, 2015
   (In thousands)
ASSETS    
Cash and cash equivalents $45,828  $38,610 
Trade receivables, net of allowance of $2,639 and $2,127 283,698  257,548 
Inventories 296,360  270,737 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 78,055  39,782 
Total current assets 703,941  606,677 
Equity method investments 19,277  30,772 
Property, plant, and equipment, net 1,294,710  1,137,521 
Identifiable intangible and other assets, net 1,034,893  1,038,577 
Goodwill 1,416,067  1,415,322 
Total Assets $4,468,888  $4,228,869 
     
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY    
Accounts payable and accrued expenses $539,083  $549,713 
Current portion of debt and capital lease obligations 58,585  51,449 
Income taxes payable 2,973  3,043 
Total current liabilities 600,641  604,205 
Long-term debt and capital lease obligations, net of debt issuance costs 2,081,756  2,078,940 
Deferred income taxes 304,347  293,326 
Other long-term liabilities 51,448  41,490 
Total liabilities 3,038,192  3,017,961 
     
Common stock 1,773  1,762 
Additional paid-in capital 950,273  914,975 
Retained earnings 640,259  425,705 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (161,609) (131,534)
Total shareholders' equity 1,430,696  1,210,908 
Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity $4,468,888  $4,228,869 


The WhiteWave Foods Company
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(Unaudited, GAAP Basis)
      
   Year ended December 31,
   2016 2015
    (In thousands)
Operating Activities    
 Net income $214,554  $168,393 
 Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:    
 Depreciation and amortization 138,814  120,019 
 Share-based compensation expense 30,411  32,489 
 Amortization of debt issuance costs 4,242  4,192 
 Unrealized (gain) loss on derivative instruments (9,422) 8,277 
 Loss in equity method investments 10,221  11,435 
 Other 14,508  (17,156)
 Net change in operating assets and liabilities, net of acquisitions (86,847) (12,343)
   Net cash provided by operating activities 316,481  315,306 
      
Investing Activities    
 Investment in equity method investments   (701)
 Payments for acquisitions, net of cash acquired of $833 and $8,521 (17,263) (707,605)
 Proceeds from acquisition adjustments   346 
 Payments for property, plant, and equipment (290,808) (258,488)
 Proceeds from sale of fixed assets 310  8,962 
 Net cash used in investing activities (307,761) (957,486)
      
Financing Activities    
 Debt related activities 5,508  632,179 
 Other financing activities 5,151  3,732 
 Net cash provided by financing activities 10,659  635,911 
 Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents (12,161) (5,361)
Increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 7,218  (11,630)
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 38,610  50,240 
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $45,828  $38,610 


The WhiteWave Foods Company
GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation
(Unaudited)
                 
  Three months ended December 31, 2016  Three months ended December 31, 2015 
  GAAP Adjustments  Adjusted  GAAP Adjustments  Adjusted 
       (In thousands, except share and per share data)       
                 
 Net sales$1,055,158  $   $1,055,158   $1,027,633  $   $1,027,633  
 Cost of sales707,556  879 (b) 708,435   690,232  (14,098)(a)(b) 676,134  
 Gross profit347,602  (879)  346,723   337,401  14,098   351,499  
 Operating expenses:               
 Selling, distribution and marketing166,302  3,455 (b) 169,757   176,068  (2,732)(b) 173,336  
 General and administrative73,543  (8,511)(a) 65,032   69,311  (4,734)(a) 64,577  
 Total operating expenses239,845  (5,056)  234,789   245,379  (7,466)  237,913  
 Operating income107,757  4,177   111,934   92,022  21,564   113,586  
 Other expense:               
 Interest expense18,411     18,411   19,547  (1,521)(g) 18,026  
 Other (income) expense, net713  (733)(c) (20)  (994) 994 (c)   
 Total other expense19,124  (733)  18,391   18,553  (527)  18,026  
 Income before income taxes88,633  4,910   93,543   73,469  22,091   95,560  
 Income tax expense23,120  1,931 (d) 25,051   23,681  7,854 (d) 31,535  
 Income before loss in equity method investments65,513  2,979   68,492   49,788  14,237   64,025  
 Loss in equity method investments3,365  (830)(c) 2,535   2,208     2,208  
 Net income$62,148  $3,809   $65,957   $47,580  $14,237   $61,817  
                 
 Earnings per Share:               
 Basic     $0.37        $0.35  
 Diluted     $0.36        $0.34  
 Weighted Average Common Shares:               
 Basic     177,230,773        176,169,675  
 Diluted     181,645,816        180,230,928  
                 
 Adjusted net income excluding China joint venture activities:            
 Adjusted net income     $65,957        $61,817  
 Corporate related joint venture expenses, net of tax  828 (e)      672 (e)
 Loss in China joint venture equity method investment  2,373 (f)      2,065 (f)
 Adjusted net income excluding China joint venture activities  $69,158        $64,554  
                 
 Adjusted earnings per share excluding China joint venture activities:          
 Basic     $0.39        $0.37  
 Diluted     $0.38        $0.36  


The WhiteWave Foods Company
GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation
(Unaudited)
              
 Three months ended December 31, 2016 Three months ended December 31, 2015
 GAAP Adjustments  Adjusted GAAP Adjustments  Adjusted
           (In thousands)          
Income statement amounts by segment:             
Total net sales:             
Americas Foods & Beverages$917,085  $   $917,085  $893,268  $   $893,268 
Europe Foods & Beverages138,073     138,073  134,365     134,365 
Total net sales$1,055,158  $   $1,055,158  $1,027,633  $   $1,027,633 
              
Operating income:             
Americas Foods & Beverages116,511  (3,538)(a)(b) $112,973  93,799  20,028 (a)(b) $113,827 
Europe Foods & Beverages16,144     16,144  17,440  194 (a) 17,634 
Total reportable segment operating income132,655  (3,538)  129,117  111,239  20,222   131,461 
Corporate and other(24,898) 7,715 (a) (17,183) (19,217) 1,342 (a) (17,875)
Total operating income$107,757  $4,177   $111,934  $92,022  $21,564   $113,586 


The WhiteWave Foods Company
Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA
(Unaudited)
       
  Three months ended December 31, 
  2016  2015 
   (In thousands)  
Net income $62,148   $47,580  
Interest expense, net 18,411   19,547  
Income tax expense 23,120   23,681  
Depreciation and amortization 35,407   33,343  
EBITDA 139,086   124,151  
Transaction, integration & transition costs 8,457 (a) 16,477 (a)
Mark-to-market on hedging transactions & other adjustments (2,771)(b)(c) 2,798 (b)(c)
IPO grants & non-cash stock-based compensation 5,346 (a)(h) 5,190 (a)(h)
Adjusted EBITDA 150,118   148,616  
Corporate related joint venture expenses 1,141 (e) 1,002 (e)
Loss in China joint venture equity method investment 2,373 (f) 2,065 (f)
Adjusted EBITDA excluding China joint venture activities $153,632   $151,684  


The WhiteWave Foods Company
GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation
(Unaudited)
              
  Year ended December 31, 2016 Year ended December 31, 2015 
  GAAP Adjustments Adjusted GAAP Adjustments Adjusted 
          (In thousands, except share and per share data)         
              
 Net sales$4,198,099  $  $4,198,099  $3,866,295  $750 (a)$3,867,045  
 Cost of sales2,745,203  (5,498)(a)(b)2,739,705  2,543,030  (15,038)(a)(b)2,527,992  
 Gross profit1,452,896  5,498  1,458,394  1,323,265  15,788  1,339,053  
 Operating expenses:            
 Selling, distribution and marketing729,520  10,798 (b)740,318  705,924  (2,005)(b)703,919  
 General and administrative321,627  (26,573)(a)295,054  285,135  (25,482)(a)259,653  
 Total operating expenses1,051,147  (15,775) 1,035,372  991,059  (27,487) 963,572  
 Operating income401,749  21,273  423,022  332,206  43,275  375,481  
 Other expense:            
 Interest expense69,183    69,183  58,127  (1,521)(g)56,606  
 Other expense, net5,381  (5,390)(c)(9) 6,343  (6,348)(c)(5) 
 Total other expense74,564  (5,390) 69,174  64,470  (7,869) 56,601  
 Income before income taxes327,185  26,663  353,848  267,736  51,144  318,880  
 Income tax expense102,410  8,174 (d)110,584  87,908  18,439 (d)106,347  
 Income before loss in equity method investments224,775  18,489  243,264  179,828  32,705  212,533  
 Loss in equity method investments10,221  (830)(c)9,391  11,435    11,435  
 Net income$214,554  $19,319  $233,873  $168,393  $32,705  $201,098  
              
 Earnings per Share:            
 Basic    $1.32      $1.15  
 Diluted    $1.29      $1.12  
 Weighted Average Common Shares:            
 Basic    176,984,906      175,511,811  
 Diluted    181,174,379      180,084,949  
              
 Adjusted net income excluding China joint venture activities:         
 Adjusted net income    $233,873      $201,098  
 Corporate related joint venture expenses, net of tax 2,652 (e)    2,450 (e)
 Loss in China joint venture equity method investment 8,501 (f)    10,717 (f)
 Adjusted net income excluding China joint venture activities $245,026      $214,265  
              
 Adjusted earnings per share excluding China joint venture activities:         
 Basic    $1.38      $1.22  
 Diluted    $1.35      $1.19  


The WhiteWave Foods Company
GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation
(Unaudited)
            
 Year ended December 31, 2016 Year ended December 31, 2015
 GAAP Adjustments Adjusted GAAP Adjustments Adjusted
           (In thousands)         
Income statement amounts by segment:           
Total net sales:           
Americas Foods & Beverages$3,619,753  $  $3,619,753  $3,333,732  $750 (a)$3,334,482 
Europe Foods & Beverages578,346    578,346  532,563    532,563 
Total net sales$4,198,099  $  $4,198,099  $3,866,295  $750  $3,867,045 
            
Operating income:           
Americas Foods & Beverages438,496  948 (a)(b)$439,444  359,311  27,816 (a)(b)$387,127 
Europe Foods & Beverages69,153    69,153  67,506  274 (a)67,780 
Total reportable segment operating income507,649  948  508,597  426,817  28,090  454,907 
Corporate and other(105,900) 20,325 (a)(85,575) (94,611) 15,185 (a)(79,426)
Total operating income$401,749  $21,273  $423,022  $332,206  $43,275  $375,481 


The WhiteWave Foods Company 
Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA 
(Unaudited) 
      
  Year ended December 31, 
  2016 2015 
   (In thousands) 
Net income $214,554  $168,393  
Interest expense, net 69,183  58,127  
Income tax expense 102,410  87,908  
Depreciation and amortization 138,814  120,019  
EBITDA 524,961  434,447  
Transaction, integration & transition costs 35,071 (a)26,605 (a)
Mark-to-market on hedging transactions & other adjustments (8,592)(b)(c)9,107 (b)(c)
IPO grants & non-cash stock-based compensation 30,376 (a)(h)37,658 (a)(h)
Adjusted EBITDA 581,816  507,817  
Corporate related joint venture expenses 3,857 (e)3,676 (e)
Loss in China joint venture equity method investment 8,501 (f)10,717 (f)
Adjusted EBITDA excluding China joint venture activities $594,174  $522,210  
 

The adjusted results differ from WhiteWave’s results under GAAP due to the following (Note: numbers herein may not recalculate to tables due to rounding):

(a) The adjustment reflects:

  1. Elimination of stock compensation expense for IPO grants.
    • $0.1 million for the three months ended December 31, 2016
    • $1.3 million for the three months ended December 31, 2015
    • $1.0 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2016
    • $13.2 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2015
  2. Elimination of non-recurring purchase accounting adjustments, transaction and integration planning costs or income related to merger and acquisition activities and other investments, which includes costs related to the planned merger with Danone.

Americas Foods & Beverages

  • $0.8 million of transaction and integration costs related to acquisitions for the three months ended December 31, 2016
  • $13.9 million in SAP implementation related costs and $2.3 million of other transaction and integration costs related to acquisitions for the three months ended December 31, 2015
  • $12.1 million in SAP implementation related costs and $3.7 million of other transaction and integration costs related to acquisitions for the twelve months ended December 31, 2016
  • $16.5 million in SAP implementation related costs, $7.8 million of other transaction and integration costs related to acquisitions and $0.7 million of purchase accounting adjustments for the twelve months ended December 31, 2015

Europe Foods & Beverages

  • $0.2 million in transaction costs related to acquisitions for the three months ended December 31, 2015
  • $0.3 million in transaction costs related to acquisitions for the twelve months ended December 31, 2015

Corporate

  • $7.6 million in transaction costs related to merger and acquisition, and integration planning activities for the three months ended December 31, 2016
  • $0.2 million in transaction income related to acquisitions for the three months ended December 31, 2015
  • $19.3 million in transaction costs related to merger and acquisition, and integration planning activities for the twelve months ended December 31, 2016
  • $10.0 million in transaction costs related to acquisitions and a $(7.9) million reversal of income related to purchase accounting adjustments for the twelve months ended December 31, 2015

(b)   The adjustment reflects elimination of the (income)/expense related to the mark-to-market adjustment on commodity hedges.

  • $(4.3) million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2016
  • $3.8 million for the three months ended December 31, 2015
  • $(14.8) million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2016
  • $2.8 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2015

(c)   The adjustment reflects elimination of the (income)/expense related to the mark-to-market adjustment on interest rate hedges, amortization of forward points on foreign exchange contracts and other non-cash adjustments.

  • $1.5 million for the three months ended December 31, 2016
  • $(1.0) million for the three months ended December 31, 2015
  • $6.2 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2016
  • $6.3 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2015

(d)   Income tax in the adjustments columns represent the adjustment to income tax expense required to arrive at an adjusted effective tax rate on adjusted income before taxes.

(e)   The adjustment reflects the elimination of costs incurred to manage our China Joint Venture investment.

  • $1.1 million ($0.8 million, net of tax) for the three months ended December 31, 2016
  • $1.0 million ($0.7 million, net of tax) for the three months ended December 31, 2015
  • $3.9 million ($2.7 million, net of tax) for the twelve months ended December 31, 2016
  • $3.7 million ($2.5 million, net of tax) for the twelve months ended December 31, 2015

(f)    The adjustment reflects the elimination of the loss incurred on the investment in the China Joint Venture.

  • $2.4 million for the three months ended December 31, 2016
  • $2.1 million for the three months ended December 31, 2015
  • $8.5 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2016
  • $10.7 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2015

(g)   The adjustment reflects elimination of expense related to debt issuance costs written off as a result of the debt modification.

  • $1.5 million for the three months ended December 31, 2015
  • $1.5 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2015

(h)   The adjustment reflects non-cash related stock-based compensation expense, excluding amounts already included in IPO grants.

  • $5.3 million for the three months ended December 31, 2016
  • $3.9 million for the three months ended December 31, 2015
  • $29.4 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2016
  • $24.4 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2015 


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