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Green Plains Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2023 Financial Results


Green Plains Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRE) ("Green Plains" or the "company") today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2023. Net income attributable to the company was $7.2 million, or $0.12 per diluted share for the fourth quarter compared to net loss attributable to the company of $38.6 million, or ($0.66) per diluted share, for the same period in 2022. Revenues for the quarter were $712.4 million compared with $914.0 million for the same period in the prior year. EBITDA was $44.7 million for the quarter compared to $5.7 million for the same period in 2022.

"The last half of 2023 has started to show the results of years of planning and execution to get our asset base and team ready for a further transition to higher-value, higher-margin products," said Todd Becker, President and Chief Executive Officer. "During the fourth quarter, we achieved a 95% utilization rate which contributed to another solid financial performance. We continue to see the positive impact from Ultra-High Protein production and expanded renewable corn oil yields over each of the last two quarters, and we believe we can continue to optimize our asset base to higher utilization in the future."

"Since we started our transformation path to 2025, while our product and innovation portfolio continues to evolve, the upside opportunity from decarbonization is in sight and we are more optimistic than ever," added Becker. "We believe our Nebraska platform is in an advantaged position to capitalize on incentives to reduce our carbon intensity, and is ideally situated to participate in the early days of the 45Z Clean Fuel Production Credit. We believe that our Nebraska asset base could have a significant early advantage and could further benefit after taking into consideration the potential for alcohol-to-jet sustainable aviation fuel. We believe our diversified decarbonization strategy will be a strong contributor to our future earnings potential with our first facilities positioned to begin carbon capture in 2025."

"We are nearing completion of three instrumental projects that will help define our path to true biorefineries with recurring, higher quality earnings streams," added Becker. "Our first commercial-scale clean sugar facility is anticipated to begin commissioning during the first quarter of 2024. We believe CST is a game changer and as we begin to ship low carbon-intensity dextrose to support the emerging bio-economy, food companies and industrial users, we will demonstrate the true potential of our technology and production platform. Our joint venture to build the world's largest MSC high-protein facility with Tharaldson Ethanol is in the process of commissioning and is anticipated to begin full production in the coming months, further expanding our capacity for Ultra-High Protein. Last but certainly not least, construction of the facility combining MSC technology with Shell Fiber Conversion Technology is anticipated to be completed this quarter. This novel, disruptive technology aims to become a powerful processor of agricultural feedstocks to liberate the remaining high-value proteins, vegetable oil feedstocks, and cellulosic sugars to be used in food, fuel and feed products globally."

"As we close out a solid second half of 2023, we are seeing the fruits of our investments and the dedication of our employees," added Becker. "The progress we made in the second half of last year, from consistent operations and deployment of new technology, leave us well-positioned to continue the execution of our long-term vision to add more value to every bushel of corn we process, through our high protein ingredients and renewable corn oil, capture of biogenic carbon dioxide and conversion of a portion of the starch into low-CI dextrose."

"In light of our progress, the buy-in of the partnership and these positive catalysts on the horizon, the Board has decided to review the company's strategic alternatives to determine the best way for Green Plains and its shareholders to realize the full value of the transformation we have made and are continuing to make," concluded Becker.

Full Year Highlights and Recent Developments:

Results of Operations

Green Plains' ethanol production segment sold 215.7 million gallons of ethanol during the fourth quarter of 2023, compared with 225.2 million gallons for the same period in 2022. The consolidated ethanol crush margin was $49.7 million for the fourth quarter of 2023, compared with $7.9 million for the same period in 2022. The consolidated ethanol crush margin is the ethanol production segment's operating income before depreciation and amortization, which includes renewable corn oil and Ultra-High Protein, plus intercompany storage, transportation, nonrecurring decommissioning costs, nonethanol operating activities and other fees, net of related expenses.

Consolidated revenues decreased $201.7 million for the three months ended December 31, 2023, compared with the same period in 2022, primarily due to lower average selling prices and lower volumes sold on ethanol, distillers grains and renewable corn oil within our ethanol production segment. Revenues were also lower within our agribusiness and energy services segment as a result of decreased trading margins.

Net income attributable to Green Plains increased $45.8 million and EBITDA increased $39.0 million for the three months ended December 31, 2023, compared with the same period last year, primarily due to higher margins in our ethanol production segment. Interest expense increased $2.2 million for the three months ended December 31, 2023 compared with the same period in 2022. Income tax benefit was $0.3 million for the three months ended December 31, 2023 compared with income tax expense of $4.9 million for the same period in 2022, primarily due to a decrease in the valuation allowance recorded against certain deferred tax assets for the three months ended December 31, 2023.

Segment Information

The company reports the financial and operating performance for the following three operating segments: (1) ethanol production, which includes the production of ethanol, distillers grains, Ultra-High Protein and renewable corn oil, (2) agribusiness and energy services, which includes grain handling and storage, commodity marketing and merchant trading for company-produced and third-party ethanol, distillers grains, Ultra-High Protein, renewable corn oil, grain, natural gas and other commodities and (3) partnership, which includes fuel storage and transportation services. Intercompany fees charged to the ethanol production segment for storage and logistics services, grain procurement and product sales are included in the partnership and agribusiness and energy services segments and eliminated upon consolidation. Third-party costs of grain consumed and revenues from product sales are reported directly in the ethanol production segment.

Strategic Review

The Board of Directors has initiated a formal review process to evaluate strategic alternatives for the Company. This comprehensive evaluation is intended to explore a broad range of opportunities for the Company to enhance long-term shareholder value, including, but not limited to, acquisitions, divestitures, a merger or sale, partnerships and financings.

There is no deadline or definitive timetable for completion of the strategic review process, and there can be no assurances that the process will result in a transaction or any other outcome. The Company does not intend to make any further public comment regarding the review until the Board has approved a specific action or otherwise determines that additional disclosure is appropriate or required.

GREEN PLAINS INC.

SEGMENT OPERATIONS

(unaudited, in thousands)

 

 

Three Months Ended
December 31,

 

Twelve Months Ended
December 31,

 

 

2023

 

 

 

2022

 

 

% Var.

 

 

2023

 

 

 

2022

 

 

% Var.

Revenues

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ethanol production

$

620,273

 

 

$

760,458

 

 

(18.4)%

 

$

2,815,873

 

 

$

3,070,192

 

 

(8.3)%

Agribusiness and energy services

 

97,613

 

 

 

159,582

 

 

(38.8)

 

 

500,903

 

 

 

615,615

 

 

(18.6)

Partnership

 

19,640

 

 

 

20,947

 

 

(6.2)

 

 

81,083

 

 

 

79,767

 

 

1.6

Intersegment eliminations

 

(25,134

)

 

 

(26,944

)

 

(6.7)

 

 

(102,116

)

 

 

(102,725

)

 

(0.6)

 

$

712,392

 

 

$

914,043

 

 

(22.1)%

 

$

3,295,743

 

 

$

3,662,849

 

 

(10.0)%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross margin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ethanol production

$

45,234

 

 

$

2,316

 

 

*%

 

$

64,581

 

 

$

1,826

 

 

*%

Agribusiness and energy services

 

14,818

 

 

 

14,649

 

 

1.2

 

 

46,127

 

 

 

52,665

 

 

(12.4)

Partnership

 

19,640

 

 

 

20,947

 

 

(6.2)

 

 

81,083

 

 

 

79,767

 

 

1.6

Intersegment eliminations

 

257

 

 

 

1,800

 

 

(85.7)

 

 

114

 

 

 

3,580

 

 

(96.8)

 

$

79,949

 

 

$

39,712

 

 

101.3%

 

$

191,905

 

 

$

137,838

 

 

39.2%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ethanol production

$

22,358

 

 

$

22,444

 

 

(0.4)%

 

$

89,537

 

 

$

81,545

 

 

9.8%

Agribusiness and energy services

 

477

 

 

 

1,252

 

 

(61.9)

 

 

2,360

 

 

 

3,466

 

 

(31.9)

Partnership

 

751

 

 

 

1,178

 

 

(36.2)

 

 

3,175

 

 

 

4,093

 

 

(22.4)

Corporate activities

 

747

 

 

 

1,811

 

 

(58.8)

 

 

3,172

 

 

 

3,594

 

 

(11.7)

 

$

24,333

 

 

$

26,685

 

 

(8.8)%

 

$

98,244

 

 

$

92,698

 

 

6.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating income (loss)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ethanol production (1)

$

10,828

 

 

$

(29,991

)

 

(136.1)%

 

$

(66,931

)

 

$

(117,764

)

 

(43.2)%

Agribusiness and energy services

 

10,488

 

 

 

10,521

 

 

(0.3)

 

 

28,100

 

 

 

36,415

 

 

(22.8)

Partnership

 

12,115

 

 

 

11,793

 

 

2.7

 

 

46,859

 

 

 

47,699

 

 

(1.8)

Intersegment eliminations

 

257

 

 

 

1,800

 

 

(85.7)

 

 

114

 

 

 

3,580

 

 

(96.8)

Corporate activities (2)

 

(17,420

)

 

 

(17,130

)

 

1.7

 

 

(69,720

)

 

 

(68,878

)

 

1.2

 

$

16,268

 

 

$

(23,007

)

 

(170.7)%

 

$

(61,578

)

 

$

(98,948

)

 

(37.8)%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ethanol production (1)

$

32,970

 

 

$

(8,102

)

 

*%

 

$

26,769

 

 

$

(8,619

)

 

*%

Agribusiness and energy services

 

11,431

 

 

 

11,789

 

 

(3.0)

 

 

31,689

 

 

 

39,798

 

 

(20.4)

Partnership

 

13,296

 

 

 

13,154

 

 

1.1

 

 

51,678

 

 

 

52,429

 

 

(1.4)

Intersegment eliminations

 

257

 

 

 

1,800

 

 

(85.7)

 

 

114

 

 

 

3,580

 

 

(96.8)

Corporate activities (2)

 

(13,233

)

 

 

(12,925

)

 

2.4

 

 

(56,219

)

 

 

(60,478

)

 

(7.0)

EBITDA

 

44,721

 

 

 

5,716

 

 

*

 

 

54,031

 

 

 

26,710

 

 

102.3

Other income (3)

 

?

 

 

 

?

 

 

?

 

 

(3,440

)

 

 

(27,712

)

 

(87.6)

Loss (gain) on sale of assets, net

 

386

 

 

 

?

 

 

*

 

 

(5,265

)

 

 

?

 

 

*

Proportional share of EBITDA adjustments to equity method investees

 

45

 

 

 

45

 

 

?

 

 

180

 

 

 

180

 

 

?

 

$

45,152

 

 

$

5,761

 

 

*%

 

$

45,506

 

 

$

(822

)

 

*%

 

(1) Ethanol production includes an inventory lower of average cost or net realizable value adjustment of $2.6 million for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2023, and $12.3 million for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2022.

(2) Corporate activities includes a $0.5 million loss on sale of assets and $4.1 million gain on sale of assets for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2023, respectively.

(3) Other income includes grants received from the USDA related to the Biofuel Producer Program of $3.4 million and $27.7 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2023 and 2022, respectively.

 

* Percentage variances not considered meaningful

GREEN PLAINS INC.

SELECTED OPERATING DATA

(unaudited, in thousands)

 

 

Three Months Ended

December 31,

 

Twelve Months Ended

December 31,

 

2023

 

2022

 

% Var.

 

2023

 

2022

 

% Var.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ethanol production

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ethanol sold (gallons)

215,717

 

225,206

 

(4.2)%

 

840,819

 

872,133

 

(3.6)%

Distillers grains sold (equivalent dried tons)

479

 

563

 

(14.9)

 

1,933

 

2,213

 

(12.7)

Ultra-High Protein sold (tons)

66

 

22

 

200.0

 

223

 

67

 

232.8

Renewable corn oil sold (pounds)

72,934

 

77,228

 

(5.6)

 

279,861

 

281,730

 

(0.7)

Corn consumed (bushels)

74,152

 

78,038

 

(5.0)

 

289,267

 

301,868

 

(4.2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agribusiness and energy services (1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Domestic ethanol sold (gallons)

257,443

 

259,287

 

(0.7)

 

1,083,017

 

948,971

 

14.1

Export ethanol sold (gallons)

1,053

 

15,786

 

(93.3)

 

6,746

 

137,835

 

(95.1)

 

258,496

 

275,073

 

(6.0)

 

1,089,763

 

1,086,806

 

0.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Partnership

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Storage and throughput (gallons)

217,349

 

226,184

 

(3.9)%

 

846,622

 

875,601

 

(3.3)%

 

(1) Includes gallons from the ethanol production segment

GREEN PLAINS INC.

CONSOLIDATED CRUSH MARGIN

(unaudited, in thousands)

 

 

Three Months Ended
December 31,

 

 

2023

 

 

 

2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ethanol production operating income (loss) (1)

$

10,828

 

 

$

(29,991

)

Depreciation and amortization

 

22,358

 

 

 

22,444

 

Adjusted ethanol production operating income (loss)

 

33,186

 

 

 

(7,547

)

 

 

 

 

 

Intercompany fees, net

 

 

 

 

Storage and logistics (partnership)

 

9,833

 

 

 

12,274

 

Marketing and agribusiness fees (2)

 

6,705

 

 

 

3,123

 

Consolidated ethanol crush margin

$

49,724

 

 

$

7,850

 

 

(1) Ethanol production includes an inventory lower of average cost or net realizable value adjustment of $2.6 million and $12.3 million for the three months ended December 31, 2023 and 2022, respectively.

(2) For the three months ended December 31, 2023 and 2022, includes $1.8 million and $2.9 million, respectively, for certain nonrecurring decommissioning costs and nonethanol operating activities.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

As of December 31, 2023, Green Plains had $378.8 million in total cash and cash equivalents, and restricted cash, and $251.0 million available under a committed revolving credit facility, which is subject to restrictions and other lending conditions. Total debt outstanding at December 31, 2023 was $599.7 million, including $105.9 million outstanding debt under working capital revolvers and other short-term borrowing arrangements and $56.0 million of non-recourse debt related to Green Plains Partners.

Conference Call Information

On February 7, 2024, Green Plains Inc. will host a conference call at 9 a.m. Eastern time (8 a.m. Central time) to discuss fourth quarter and full year 2023 operating results. Domestic and international participants can access the conference call by dialing 888.210.4215 and 646.960.0269, respectively, and referencing conference ID 5027523. Participants are advised to call at least 10 minutes prior to the start time. Alternatively, the conference call and presentation will be accessible on Green Plains' website https://investor.gpreinc.com/events-and-presentations.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Management uses EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, segment EBITDA and consolidated ethanol crush margins to measure the company's financial performance and to internally manage its businesses. EBITDA is defined as earnings before interest expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization excluding the change in right-of-use assets and debt issuance costs. Adjusted EBITDA includes adjustments related to our proportional share of EBITDA adjustments of our equity method investees, gains and losses related to the sale of assets, and other income associated with the USDA COVID-19 relief grant. Management believes these measures provide useful information to investors for comparison with peer and other companies. These measures should not be considered alternatives to net income or segment operating income, which are determined in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP"). These non-GAAP calculations may vary from company to company. Accordingly, the company's computation of adjusted EBITDA, segment EBITDA and consolidated ethanol crush margins may not be comparable with similarly titled measures of another company.

About Green Plains Inc.

Green Plains Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRE) is a leading biorefining company focused on the development and utilization of fermentation, agricultural and biological technologies in the processing of annually renewable crops into sustainable value-added ingredients. This includes the production of cleaner low carbon biofuels and renewable feedstocks for advanced biofuels. Green Plains is an innovative producer of Ultra-High Protein and novel ingredients for animal and aquaculture diets to help satisfy a growing global appetite for sustainable protein. For more information, visit www.gpreinc.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

All statements in this press release (and oral statements made regarding the subjects of this communication), including those that express a belief, expectation or intention, may be considered forward-looking statements (as defined in Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act, as amended, and Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended) that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from projected results. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, forward-looking statements contained in this communication include statements relying on a number of assumptions concerning future events and are subject to a number of uncertainties and factors, many of which are outside the control of the company, which could cause actual results to differ materially from such statements. Accordingly, investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results. The forward-looking statements may include, but are not limited to the expected future growth, dividends and distributions of the combined company after the merger; and plans and objectives of management for future operations. Forward-looking statements may be identified by words such as "believe," "intend," "expect," "may," "should," "will," "anticipate," "could," "estimate," "plan," "predict," "project" and variations of these words or similar expressions (or the negative versions of such words or expressions). While the company believes that the assumptions concerning future events are reasonable, it cautions that there are inherent difficulties in predicting certain important factors that could impact the future performance or results of its business. Among the factors that could cause results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements are: the failure to realize the anticipated results from the new products being developed; the failure to realize the anticipated costs savings or other benefits of the merger; local, regional and national economic conditions and the impact they may have on the company and its customers; disruption caused by health epidemics, such as the COVID-19 outbreak; conditions in the ethanol and biofuels industry, including a sustained decrease in the level of supply or demand for ethanol and biofuels or a sustained decrease in the price of ethanol or biofuels; competition in the ethanol industry and other industries in which we operate; commodity market risks, including those that may result from weather conditions; the financial condition of the company's customers; any non-performance by customers of their contractual obligations; changes in customer, employee or supplier relationships resulting from the merger; changes in safety, health, environmental and other governmental policy and regulation, including changes to tax laws; risks related to acquisition and disposition activities and achieving anticipated results; risks associated with merchant trading; risks related to our equity method investees; the results of any reviews, investigations or other proceedings by government authorities; and the performance of the company.

The foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive. The forward-looking statements in this press release speak only as of the date they are made and the company assumes no obligation and does not intend to update or revise these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by securities and other applicable laws. We have based these forward-looking statements on our current expectations and assumptions about future events. While the company's management considers these expectations and assumptions to be reasonable, they are inherently subject to significant business, economic, competitive, regulatory and other risks, contingencies and uncertainties, most of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond the company's control. These risks, contingencies and uncertainties relate to, among other matters, the risks and uncertainties set forth in the "Risk Factors" section of the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2022, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), and any subsequent reports filed by the company with the SEC. These filings identify and address other important risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events and results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements.

GREEN PLAINS INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in thousands)

 

 

December 31,

 

2023

 

2022

 

(unaudited)

 

 

ASSETS

Current assets

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

349,574

 

$

444,661

Restricted cash

 

29,188

 

 

55,615

Accounts receivable, net

 

94,446

 

 

108,610

Income taxes receivable

 

822

 

 

1,286

Inventories

 

215,810

 

 

278,950

Other current assets

 

42,890

 

 

39,628

Total current assets

 

732,730

 

 

928,750

Property and equipment, net

 

1,021,928

 

 

1,029,327

Operating lease right-of-use assets

 

73,993

 

 

73,244

Other assets

 

110,671

 

 

91,810

Total assets

$

1,939,322

 

$

2,123,131

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

Current liabilities

 

 

 

Accounts payable

$

186,643

 

$

234,301

Accrued and other liabilities

 

57,029

 

 

44,443

Derivative financial instruments

 

10,577

 

 

47,941

Operating lease current liabilities

 

22,908

 

 

20,721

Short-term notes payable and other borrowings

 

105,973

 

 

137,678

Current maturities of long-term debt

 

1,832

 

 

1,838

Total current liabilities

 

384,962

 

 

486,922

Long-term debt

 

491,918

 

 

495,243

Operating lease long-term liabilities

 

53,879

 

 

55,515

Other liabilities

 

18,507

 

 

24,385

Total liabilities

 

949,266

 

 

1,062,065

 

 

 

 

Stockholders' equity

 

 

 

Total Green Plains stockholders' equity

 

843,733

 

 

910,031

Noncontrolling interests

 

146,323

 

 

151,035

Total stockholders' equity

 

990,056

 

 

1,061,066

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

1,939,322

 

$

2,123,131

GREEN PLAINS INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(unaudited, in thousands except per share amounts)

 

 

Three Months Ended
December 31,

 

Twelve Months Ended
December 31,

 

 

2023

 

 

 

2022

 

 

 

2023

 

 

 

2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenues

$

712,392

 

 

$

914,043

 

 

$

3,295,743

 

 

$

3,662,849

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Costs and expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of goods sold (excluding depreciation and amortization expenses reflected below)

 

632,443

 

 

 

874,331

 

 

 

3,103,838

 

 

 

3,525,011

 

Operations and maintenance expenses

 

6,122

 

 

 

7,146

 

 

 

27,154

 

 

 

25,158

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

32,840

 

 

 

28,888

 

 

 

133,350

 

 

 

118,930

 

Loss (gain) on sale of assets

 

386

 

 

 

?

 

 

 

(5,265

)

 

 

?

 

Depreciation and amortization expenses

 

24,333

 

 

 

26,685

 

 

 

98,244

 

 

 

92,698

 

Total costs and expenses

 

696,124

 

 

 

937,050

 

 

 

3,357,321

 

 

 

3,761,797

 

Operating income (loss)

 

16,268

 

 

 

(23,007

)

 

 

(61,578

)

 

 

(98,948

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other income (expense)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest income

 

3,304

 

 

 

2,637

 

 

 

11,707

 

 

 

5,277

 

Interest expense

 

(8,674

)

 

 

(6,460

)

 

 

(37,703

)

 

 

(32,642

)

Other, net

 

915

 

 

 

(782

)

 

 

5,225

 

 

 

27,612

 

Total other income (expense)

 

(4,455

)

 

 

(4,605

)

 

 

(20,771

)

 

 

247

 

Income (loss) before income taxes and income from equity method investees

 

11,813

 

 

 

(27,612

)

 

 

(82,349

)

 

 

(98,701

)

Income tax benefit (expense)

 

264

 

 

 

(4,893

)

 

 

5,617

 

 

 

(4,747

)

Income (loss) from equity method investees

 

(99

)

 

 

183

 

 

 

433

 

 

 

71

 

Net income (loss)

 

11,978

 

 

 

(32,322

)

 

 

(76,299

)

 

 

(103,377

)

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

4,745

 

 

 

6,294

 

 

 

17,085

 

 

 

23,841

 

Net income (loss) attributable to Green Plains

$

7,233

 

 

$

(38,616

)

 

$

(93,384

)

 

$

(127,218

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per share

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss) attributable to Green Plains - basic and diluted

$

0.12

 

 

$

(0.66

)

 

$

(1.59

)

 

$

(2.29

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average shares outstanding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic and diluted

 

58,913

 

 

 

58,482

 

 

 

58,814

 

 

 

55,541

 

GREEN PLAINS INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(unaudited, in thousands)

 

 

Twelve Months Ended
December 31,

 

 

2023

 

 

 

2022

 

Cash flows from operating activities

 

 

 

Net loss

$

(76,299

)

 

$

(103,377

)

Noncash operating adjustments

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

98,244

 

 

 

92,698

 

Gain on sale of assets, net

 

(5,265

)

 

 

?

 

Inventory lower of average cost or net realizable value adjustment

 

2,627

 

 

 

12,323

 

Other

 

10,640

 

 

 

17,679

 

Net change in working capital

 

26,399

 

 

 

50,386

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

56,346

 

 

 

69,709

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from investing activities

 

 

 

Purchases of property and equipment, net

 

(108,093

)

 

 

(212,366

)

Proceeds from the sale of marketable securities

 

?

 

 

 

124,523

 

Proceeds from the sale of assets, net

 

25,403

 

 

 

?

 

Investment in equity method investees

 

(24,206

)

 

 

(17,409

)

Net cash used in investing activities

 

(106,896

)

 

 

(105,252

)

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from financing activities

 

 

 

Net proceeds (borrowings) - long term debt

 

(4,838

)

 

 

43,249

 

Net borrowings - short-term borrowings

 

(32,786

)

 

 

(35,099

)

Other

 

(33,340

)

 

 

(33,290

)

Net cash used in financing activities

 

(70,964

)

 

 

(25,140

)

 

 

 

 

Net change in cash and cash equivalents, and restricted cash

 

(121,514

)

 

 

(60,683

)

Cash and cash equivalents, and restricted cash, beginning of period

 

500,276

 

 

 

560,959

 

Cash and cash equivalents, and restricted cash, end of period

$

378,762

 

 

$

500,276

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reconciliation of total cash and cash equivalents, and restricted cash

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

349,574

 

 

$

444,661

 

Restricted cash

 

29,188

 

 

 

55,615

 

Total cash and cash equivalents, and restricted cash

$

378,762

 

 

$

500,276

 

GREEN PLAINS INC.

RECONCILIATIONS TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

(unaudited, in thousands)

 

 

Three Months Ended
December 31,

 

Twelve Months Ended
December 31,

 

 

2023

 

 

 

2022

 

 

 

2023

 

 

 

2022

 

Net income (loss)

$

11,978

 

 

$

(32,322

)

 

$

(76,299

)

 

$

(103,377

)

Interest expense

 

8,674

 

 

 

6,460

 

 

 

37,703

 

 

 

32,642

 

Income tax expense (benefit)

 

(264

)

 

 

4,893

 

 

 

(5,617

)

 

 

4,747

 

Depreciation and amortization (1)

 

24,333

 

 

 

26,685

 

 

 

98,244

 

 

 

92,698

 

EBITDA

 

44,721

 

 

 

5,716

 

 

 

54,031

 

 

 

26,710

 

Other income (2)

 

?

 

 

 

?

 

 

 

(3,440

)

 

 

(27,712

)

Loss (gain) on sale of assets, net

 

386

 

 

 

?

 

 

 

(5,265

)

 

 

?

 

Proportional share of EBITDA adjustments to equity method investees

 

45

 

 

 

45

 

 

 

180

 

 

 

180

 

Adjusted EBITDA

$

45,152

 

 

$

5,761

 

 

$

45,506

 

 

$

(822

)

 

(1) Excludes amortization of operating lease right-of-use assets and amortization of debt issuance costs.

(2) Other income includes grants received from the USDA related to the Biofuel Producer Program of $3.4 million and $27.7 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2023 and 2022, respectively.

 


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