Darling Ingredients Inc. Reports First Quarter 2018 Financial Results
Improved Global Food Segment, Steady Fuel Segment Performance and Substantial Progress on Diamond Green Diesel JV Phase Three Expansion Review

IRVING, Texas, May 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Darling Ingredients Inc. (NYSE: DAR), a global developer and producer of sustainable natural ingredients from edible and inedible bio-nutrients, creating a wide range of ingredients and customized specialty solutions for customers in the pharmaceutical, food, pet food, feed, industrial, fuel, bioenergy, and fertilizer industries, today announced financial results for the 2018 first quarter ended March 31, 2018.

First Quarter 2018 Overview

  • Revenue of $875.4 million, includes $12.6 million BTC from 2017 and $46.2 million reduction as a result of ASC 606 adoption in Q1 2018
  • Net income of $97.3 million, or $0.58 per GAAP diluted share
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $110.4 million
  • Continued strong global raw material volumes, up 2.7 percent
  • Lower feed segment EBITDA as a result of lower fat pricing partially offset by robust protein values
  • Diamond Green Diesel debt free following $53.7 million debt payment
  • Euro Bonds refinanced in late April, extending maturity from 2022 to 2026 with more favorable terms

For the first quarter of 2018, the Company reported net sales of $875.4 million, as compared with net sales of $878.5 million for the first quarter of 2017.  Net income attributable to Darling for the three months ended March 31, 2018 was $97.3 million, or $0.58 per diluted share, compared to a net income of $5.8 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2017.  The increase in net income for the first quarter 2018 is primarily due to the inclusion of the blenders tax credit passed retroactive for 2017 in February of 2018, which was not reported first quarter 2017 and has not yet been reinstated for 2018. First quarter results also reflect a $46.2 million revenue reduction as a result of adoption of ASC 606 in Q1 2018 whereby freight revenue is now presented net in cost of sales.

Comments on the First Quarter 2018

"Our operating results for the quarter were mixed, with lower Feed segment earnings offset by modestly improved Food and Fuel earnings. Harsh winter weather impacted many of our North American operations while global slaughter remained robust.  The excess supply ultimately pressured prices in the Feed segment as raw material price adjustments lagged and inventories built.  Steady and improving earnings in our Food and Fuel segments reflect the stability of those markets," said Randall C. Stuewe, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Darling Ingredients Inc. "Our Diamond Green Diesel JV benefited from the lower fat prices and continues to provide a hedge to our core Feed segment earnings.  For the quarter, DGD operated at capacity post the 12-day turnaround at the predicted EBITDA per gallon run rate and we remain optimistic we will achieve the predicted $1.25 per gallon EBITDA for the full year. We've made substantial progress on our cost analysis of the facility's Phase III expansion to 600 million gallons per year and we expect to finalize our plans later this summer."

Stuewe continued, "Recently, we further strengthened our liquidity and capital structure through a private offering of €515 million of unsecured senior notes due 2026 at 3.625%. This gives us financial flexibility by extending maturity and improving our cost of borrowing. We concurrently conducted a cash tender offer of all our outstanding 4.75% senior notes that were due 2022.  We will continue to focus on maintaining the strength of our balance sheet as we capitalize on our world of growth opportunities, and we're off to a good start in 2018."

Operational Update by Segment

  • Feed Ingredients – Harsh winter weather challenged North America plant operations. Global fat prices trended sharply lower due to ample supplies and seasonality of biofuel business. Formula pricing lagged as markets cycled lower before rebounding, while protein prices recovered on strong demand for specialty products. Strong slaughter drove global volumes up 3.2 percent year-over-year.
  • Food Ingredients – Improved performance was led by higher sales volumes and increased demand from Rousselot gelatin business. Earnings improved in Brazil while challenging conditions continued to impact Argentina. We had steady performance in China and North America while Europe margins were tempered by strengthening Euro. Sonac edible fats maintained robust sales volumes offset by lower selling prices due to deflationary pressure on global palm oil markets. CTH casings business delivered a solid quarter.
  • Fuel Ingredients – We realized benefit of $12.6 million full year BTC made retroactive for 2017 in February 2018. Ecoson bioenergy plant delivered strong results on higher sales volumes. Rendac leveraged strong supply volumes producing consistent earnings while North American biodiesel facilities operated at breakeven without the BTC for 2018.
  • Diamond Green Diesel Joint Venture (DGD) – DGD excelled operationally and reported entity level EBITDA of $1.19 per gallon on 33.4 million gallons of sales. When adjusted for expensed catalyst changeover, adjusted EBITDA was $1.28 per gallon. Retroactive BTC, approved in Feb. 2018, added $0.48 per share and Q1 2018 EBITDA, excluding the 2017 BTC, was $39.8 million at the entity level, or $19.9 million for Darling's share. Q1 2018 does not include a vessel carrying 130,000 barrels which was loaded on the last day of March and will be recognized in Q2 2018. JV was fully deleveraged with final debt payment of $53.7 million. Expected downtime for 275-million-gallon expansion is scheduled for mid-June and will take 45 days with operations to commence around August 1.

Financial Update by Segment

Feed Ingredients

Three Months Ended

($ thousands)

March 31, 2018

April 1, 2017

Net Sales

$          485,798

$     552,624

Selling, general and administrative expenses

48,265

44,837

Depreciation and amortization

46,789

43,719

Segment operating Income

21,657

31,492

EBITDA

$             68,446

$       75,211


*EBITDA calculated by adding depreciation and amortization to segment operating income.

 

  • Feed Ingredients operating income for the three months ended March 31, 2018 was $21.7 million, a decrease of $9.8 million or (31.1)% as compared to the three months ended April 1, 2017. Feed Ingredients segment operating income was down in the three months ended March 31, 2018 as compared to the same period in fiscal 2017 due to lower finished fat product prices that more than offset increased raw material volumes.
  • Feed Ingredients net sales during the three months ended March 31, 2018 were $485.8 million as compared to $552.6 million during the three months ended April 1, 2017, a decrease of approximately $66.8 million or (12.1)%. Net sales for the Feed Ingredients segment were lower due to the Company's sale of a portion of its interest in a majority owned consolidated subsidiary operating in the cattle hides business as part of its European operations, which resulted in the foreign subsidiary being deconsolidated and accounted for using the equity method of accounting, effective January 2018. Also contributing to the lower sales in the Feed Ingredients segment was the change in freight revenue recognition per ASC 606, where billed freight moved from net sales to cost of sales, and the decrease in fat finished product pricing compared to the same period of fiscal 2017.

 

Food Ingredients

Three Months Ended

($ thousands)

March 31, 2018

April 1, 2017

Net Sales

$          305,520

$     266,226

Selling, general and administrative expenses

23,861

24,977

Depreciation and amortization

20,640

17,601

Segment operating Income

11,834

14,256

EBITDA

$             32,474

$       31,857


*EBITDA calculated by adding depreciation and amortization to segment operating income.

 

  • Food Ingredients operating income was $11.8 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018, a decrease of $2.5 million or (17.5)% as compared to the three months ended April 1, 2017. This decrease was a result of lower earnings in the gelatin business in Europe, impacted by less stable export sales markets due to lower exchange rates. This decrease more than offset improved results in the South American market. The Company's edible fat markets were lower as a result of lower fat prices as compared to the same period in fiscal 2017. The casings business delivered slightly lower earnings due to pressure on raw material prices as compared to the same period in fiscal 2017.
  • Food Ingredients net sales overall increased as a result of currency exchange rates and higher sales volumes in both the gelatin and casings businesses.

 

Fuel Ingredients

Three Months Ended

($ thousands)

March 31, 2018

April 1, 2017

Net Sales

$             84,056

$       59,660

Selling, general and administrative expenses

(1,398)

3,263

Depreciation and amortization

8,471

6,845

Segment operating Income

17,157

3,554

EBITDA

$             25,628

$       10,399


*EBITDA calculated by adding depreciation and amortization to segment operating income.

 

  • Exclusive of the DGD Joint Venture, the Company's Fuel Ingredients segment income for the three months ended March 31, 2018 was $17.2 million, an increase of $13.6 million or 377.8% as compared to the same period in fiscal 2017. The increase in earnings is primarily due to the reinstated fiscal 2017 blenders tax credits of approximately $12.6 million recorded in the first quarter of fiscal 2018 in North America as compared to the lack of blenders tax credits in the same period of fiscal 2017.
  • Exclusive of the DGD Joint Venture, the Company's Fuel Ingredients net sales increased primarily due to the reinstated fiscal 2017 blenders tax credits in North America recorded in the first quarter of fiscal 2018 of approximately $12.6 million as compared to no blenders tax credits in the same period in fiscal 2017 and positive impacts from currency exchange rates.

 

Darling Ingredients Inc. and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Operating Results

For the Periods Ended March 31, 2018 and April 1, 2017

(in thousands, except per share data)

(unaudited)




Three Months Ended







$ Change



March 31,


April 1,


Favorable



2018


2017


(Unfavorable)

Net sales

$875,374


$878,510


$        (3,136)

Costs and expenses:







Cost of sales and operating expenses

678,099


687,966


9,867


Selling, general and administrative expenses

86,902


86,923


21


Depreciation and amortization

78,619


71,114


(7,505)

Total costs and expenses

843,620


846,003


2,383

Operating income

31,754


32,507


(753)








Other expense:







Interest expense

(23,124)


(21,680)


(1,444)


Foreign currency loss

(1,481)


(264)


(1,217)


Other expense, net

(2,516)


(2,053)


(463)

Total other expense

(27,121)


(23,997)


(3,124)








Equity in net income of unconsolidated subsidiaries

97,154


706


96,448

Income before income taxes

101,787


9,216


92,571

Income tax expense

3,712


1,818


(1,894)

Net income

98,075


7,398


90,677

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

(770)


(1,569)


799

Net income attributable to Darling

$  97,305


$    5,829


$        91,476








Basic income per share

$      0.59


$      0.04


$            0.55

Diluted income per share

$      0.58


$      0.04


$            0.54

 

Darling Ingredients Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

March 31, 2018 and December 30, 2017

(in thousands)



March 31,


December 30,


2018


2017

ASSETS

(unaudited)



Current assets:





Cash and cash equivalents

$     122,869


$        106,774


Restricted cash

142


142


Accounts Receivable, net

413,659


391,847


Inventories

373,121


358,183


Prepaid expenses

40,707


38,326


Income taxes refundable

4,694


4,509


Other current assets

15,888


56,664


Total current assets

971,080


956,445

Property, plant and equipment, less accumulated depreciation, net

1,657,609


1,645,822

Intangible assets, less accumulated amortization, net

659,855


676,500

Goodwill

1,309,608


1,301,093

Investment in unconsolidated subsidiaries

409,135


302,038

Other assets

63,037


62,284

Deferred income taxes

15,186


14,043


Total assets

$  5,085,510


$     4,958,225





LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY




Current liabilities:





Current portion of long-term debt

$   16,722


$      16,143


Accounts payable, principally trade

188,048


217,417


Income taxes payable

11,290


12,300


Accrued expenses

290,809


313,623


Total current liabilities

506,869


559,483

Long-term debt, net of current portion

1,764,423


1,698,050

Other non-current liabilities

106,603


106,287

Deferred income taxes

268,376


266,708


Total liabilities

2,646,271


2,630,528

Commitments and contingencies




Total Darling's stockholders' equity:

2,365,361


2,244,933

Noncontrolling interests

73,878


82,764


Total stockholders' equity

$2,439,239


$ 2,327,697



$5,085,510


$ 4,958,225

 

Darling Ingredients Inc. and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows

Three Months Ended March 31, 2018 and April 1, 2017

(in thousands)

(unaudited)






Three Months Ended





March 31,


April 1,

Cash flows from operating activities:

2018


2017


Net income


$    98,075


$        7,398


Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:






Depreciation and amortization

78,619


71,114



Gain on disposal of property, plant, equipment and other assets

(462)


(125)



Gain on insurance proceeds from insurance settlements

(503)


-



Deferred taxes

(2,649)


(8,454)



Increase in long-term pension liability

159


702



Stock-based compensation expense

8,992


6,732



Deferred loan cost amortization

2,939


2,176



Equity in net income of unconsolidated subsidiaries

(97,154)


(706)



Distribution of earnings from unconsolidated subsidiaries

-


25,000



Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effects from acquisitions:






  Accounts receivable

(14,590)


(753)



  Income taxes refundable/payable

(1,384)


7,576



  Inventories and prepaid expenses

(10,182)


(10,660)



  Accounts payable and accrued expenses

(38,422)


(8,365)



  Other

3,486


2,823




Net cash provided by operating activities

26,924


94,458

Cash flows from investing activities:





Capital expenditures

(56,587)


(62,292)


Investment of unconsolidated subsidiaries

(3,500)


(2,250)


Proceeds from sale of investment in subsidiary

2,805


-


Gross proceeds from disposal of property, plant and equipment and other assets

1,479


1,340


Proceeds from insurance settlement

503


3,301


Payments related to routes and other intangibles

(15)


-




Net cash used by investing activities

(55,315)


(59,901)

Cash flows from financing activities:





Proceeds from long-term debt

3,876


8,649


Payments on long-term debt

(9,622)


(9,265)


Borrowings from revolving credit facility

135,184


47,000


Payments on revolving credit facility

(80,019)


(52,327)


Net cash overdraft financing

(331)


(1,077)


Deferred loan costs

(1,094)


(1,135)


Issuance of common stock

182


22


Minimum withholding taxes paid on stock awards

(2,018)


(1,995)


Distributions to noncontrolling interests

-


(433)




Net cash provided/(used) by financing activities

46,158


(10,561)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash

(1,672)


309

Net increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

16,095


24,305

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period

106,916


114,857

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period

$  123,011


$  139,162

Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:





Accrued capital expenditures

$    (1,934)


$     (2,787)


Cash paid during the period for:






Interest, net of capitalized interest

$    19,142


$    19,022



Income taxes, net of refunds

$      7,120


$      2,429


Non-cash financing activities:






Debt issued for assets

$           17


$               -

Selected financial information for the Company's Diamond Green Diesel Joint Venture is as follows:

Diamond Green Diesel Joint Venture

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

March 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017

(in thousands)





March 31,


December  31,




2018


2017

Assets:

 (unaudited) 




Total current assets

$     295,775


$         202,778


Property, plant and equipment, net

475,218


435,328


Other assets

11,959


4,655



Total assets

$     782,952


$         642,761







Liabilities and members' equity:





Total current portion of long term debt

$                 -


$           17,023


Total other current liabilities

40,242


40,705


Total long term debt

-


36,730


Total other long term liabilities

458


450


Total members' equity

742,252


547,853



Total liabilities and members' equity

$     782,952


$         642,761

 

Diamond Green Diesel Joint Venture

Operating Financial Results

Three Months Ended March 31, 2018 and March 31, 2017

(in thousands)

(unaudited)




Three Months Ended







$ Change



March 31,


March 31,


Favorable

Revenues:

2018


2017


(Unfavorable)


Operating revenues

$ 150,321


$ 125,397


$          24,924

Expenses:







Total costs and expenses less depreciation, amortization and accretion expense

(49,821)


115,322


165,143


Depreciation, amortization and accretion expense

6,120


8,113


1,993

Operating income

194,022


1,962


192,060


Other income

377


223


154


Interest and debt expense, net

-


(990)


990

Net income 

$ 194,399


$     1,195


$        193,204

Darling Ingredients Inc. reports Adjusted EBITDA results, which is a Non-GAAP financial measure, as a complement to results provided in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) (for additional information, see "Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures" included later in this media release). The Company believes that Adjusted EBITDA provides additional useful information to investors. Adjusted EBITDA, as the Company uses the term, is calculated below:

Reconciliation of Net Income to (Non-GAAP) Adjusted EBITDA and (Non-GAAP) Pro forma Adjusted EBITDA

First Quarter 2018 as compared to First Quarter 2017




Three Months Ended - Year over Year

Adjusted EBITDA 

March 31,


April 1,

(U.S. dollars in thousands)

2018


2017






Net income attributable to Darling

$  97,305


$    5,829

Depreciation and amortization

78,619


71,114

Interest expense

23,124


21,680

Income tax expense

3,712


1,818

Foreign currency loss

1,481


264

Other expense, net

2,516


2,053

Equity in net income of unconsolidated subsidiary

(97,154)


(706)

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

770


1,569


Adjusted EBITDA

$110,373


$103,621

Foreign currency exchange impact (1)

(8,135)


-

Pro forma Adjusted EBITDA to Foreign Currency (Non-GAAP)

$102,238


$103,621









DGD Joint Venture Adjusted EBITDA (Darling's share) 

$100,071


$    5,037



(1)

The average rates assumption used in the calculation was the actual fiscal average rate for the three months ended March 31, 2018 of €1.00:USD$1.23 and CAD$1.00:USD$0.80 as compared to the average rate for the three months ended April 1, 2017 of €1.00:USD$1.07 and CAD$1.00:USD$0.75, respectively.

About Darling

Darling Ingredients Inc. is a global developer and producer of sustainable natural ingredients from edible and inedible bio-nutrients, creating a wide range of ingredients and customized specialty solutions for customers in the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, food, pet food, feed, industrial, fuel, bioenergy and fertilizer industries.  With operations on five continents, the Company collects and transforms all aspects of animal by-product streams into useable and specialty ingredients, such as gelatin, edible fats, feed-grade fats, animal proteins and meals, plasma, pet food ingredients, organic fertilizers, yellow grease, fuel feedstocks, green energy, natural casings and hides.  The Company also recovers and converts recycled oils (used cooking oil and animal fats) into valuable feed and fuel ingredients, and collects and processes residual bakery products into feed ingredients.  In addition, the Company provides environmental services, such as grease trap collection and disposal services to food service establishments and disposal services for waste solids from the wastewater treatment systems of industrial food processing plants. The Company sells its products domestically and internationally and operates within three industry segments: Feed Ingredients, Food Ingredients and Fuel Ingredients.  For additional information, visit the Company's website at http://www.darlingii.com.

Darling Ingredients Inc. will host a conference call to discuss the Company's first quarter 2018 financial results at 8:30 am Eastern Time (7:30 am Central Time) on Thursday, May 10, 2018.  To listen to the conference call, participants calling from within North America should dial 1-844-868-8847; international participants should dial 1-412-317-6593.  Please refer to access code 10119234.  Please call approximately ten minutes before the start of the call to ensure that you are connected.

The call will also be available as a live audio webcast that can be accessed on the Company website at http://ir.darlingii.com. Beginning one hour after its completion, a replay of the call can be accessed through May 17, 2018, by dialing 1-877-344-7529 (U.S. callers), 855-669-9658 (Canada) and 1-412-317-0088 (international callers).  The access code for the replay is 10119234.  The conference call will also be archived on the Company's website.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures:

Adjusted EBITDA is not a recognized accounting measurement under GAAP; it should not be considered as an alternative to net income, as a measure of operating results, or as an alternative to cash flow as a measure of liquidity, and is not intended to be a presentation in accordance with GAAP.  Adjusted EBITDA is presented here not as an alternative to net income, but rather as a measure of the Company's operating performance. Since EBITDA (generally, net income plus interest expenses, taxes, depreciation and amortization) is not calculated identically by all companies, this presentation may not be comparable to EBITDA or Adjusted EBITDA presentations disclosed by other companies. Adjusted EBITDA is calculated in this presentation and represents, for any relevant period, net income/(loss) plus depreciation and amortization, goodwill and long-lived asset impairment, interest expense, (income)/loss from discontinued operations, net of tax, income tax provision, other income/(expense) and equity in net loss of unconsolidated subsidiary. Management believes that Adjusted EBITDA is useful in evaluating the Company's operating performance compared to that of other companies in its industry because the calculation of Adjusted EBITDA generally eliminates the effects of financing, income taxes and certain non-cash and other items that may vary for different companies for reasons unrelated to overall operating performance.

As a result, the Company's management uses Adjusted EBITDA as a measure to evaluate performance and for other discretionary purposes. In addition to the foregoing, management also uses or will use Adjusted EBITDA to measure compliance with certain financial covenants under the Company's Senior Secured Credit Facilities and 5.375% Notes and 4.75% Notes that were outstanding at March 31, 2018. However, the amounts shown in this presentation for Adjusted EBITDA differ from the amounts calculated under similarly titled definitions in the Company's Senior Secured Credit Facilities and 5.375% Notes and 4.75% Notes, as those definitions permit further adjustments to reflect certain other non-recurring costs, non-cash charges and cash dividends from the DGD Joint Venture. Additionally, the Company evaluates the impact of foreign exchange impact on operating cash flow, which is defined as segment operating income (loss) plus depreciation and amortization.

Cautionary Statements Regarding Forward-Looking Information:

{This media release contains "forward-looking" statements regarding the business operations and prospects of Darling Ingredients Inc., including its Diamond Green Diesel joint venture, and industry factors affecting it. These statements are identified by words such as "believe," "anticipate," "expect," "estimate," "intend," "could," "may," "will," "should," "planned," "potential," "continue," "momentum," "assumption," and other words referring to events that may occur in the future.  These statements reflect Darling Ingredient's current view of future events and are based on its assessment of, and are subject to, a variety of risks and uncertainties beyond its control, each of which could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements.  These factors include, among others, existing and unknown future limitations on the ability of the Company's direct and indirect subsidiaries to make their cash flow available to the Company for payments on the Company's indebtedness or other purposes; global demands for bio-fuels and grain and oilseed commodities, which have exhibited volatility, and can impact the cost of feed for cattle, hogs and poultry, thus affecting available rendering feedstock and selling prices for the Company's products; reductions in raw material volumes available to the Company due to weak margins in the meat production industry as a result of higher feed costs, reduced consumer demand or other factors, reduced volume from food service establishments, or otherwise; reduced demand for animal feed; reduced finished product prices, including a decline in fat and used cooking oil finished product prices; changes to worldwide government policies relating to renewable fuels and greenhouse gas emissions that adversely affect programs like the Renewable Fuel Standards Program (RFS2), low carbon fuel standards (LCFS) and tax credits for biofuels both in the Unites States and abroad; possible product recall resulting from developments relating to the discovery of unauthorized adulterations to food or food additives; the occurrence of 2009 H1N1 flu (initially known as "Swine Flu"), highly pathogenic strains of avian influenza (collectively known as "Bird Flu"), bovine spongiform encephalopathy (or "BSE"), porcine epidemic diarrhea ("PED") or other diseases associated with animal origin in the United States or elsewhere; unanticipated costs and/or reductions in raw material volumes related to the Company's compliance with the existing or unforeseen new U.S. or foreign regulations (including, without limitation, China) affecting the industries in which the Company operates or its value added products (including new or modified animal feed, Bird Flu, PED or BSE or similar or unanticipated regulations); risks associated with the renewable diesel plant in Norco, Louisiana owned and operated by a joint venture between Darling Ingredients and Valero Energy Corporation, including possible unanticipated operating disruptions and issues related to the announced expansion project; risks and uncertainties relating to international sales and operations, including imposition of tariffs, quotas, trade barriers and other trade protection measures imposed by foreign countries; difficulties or a significant disruption in our information systems or failure to implement new systems and software successfully, including our ongoing enterprise resource  planning project; risks relating to possible third party claims of intellectual property infringement; increased contributions to the Company's pension and benefit plans, including multiemployer and employer-sponsored defined benefit pension plans as required by legislation, regulation or other applicable U.S. or foreign law or resulting from a U.S. mass withdrawal event; bad debt write-offs; loss of or failure to obtain necessary permits and registrations; continued or escalated conflict in the Middle East, North Korea, Ukraine or elsewhere; uncertainty regarding the likely exit of the U.K. from the European Union; and/or unfavorable export or import markets. These factors, coupled with volatile prices for natural gas and diesel fuel, climate conditions, currency exchange fluctuations, general performance of the U.S. and global economies, disturbances in world financial, credit, commodities and stock markets, and any decline in consumer confidence and discretionary spending, including the inability of consumers and companies to obtain credit due to lack of liquidity in the financial markets, among others, could negatively impact the Company's results of operations. Among other things, future profitability may be affected by the Company's ability to grow its business, which faces competition from companies that may have substantially greater resources than the Company. The Company's announced share repurchase program may be suspended or discontinued at any time and purchases of shares under the program are subject to market conditions and other factors, which are likely to change from time to time. Other risks and uncertainties regarding Darling Ingredients Inc., its business and the industries in which it operates are referenced from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Darling Ingredients Inc. is under no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update or alter its forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.}

For More Information, contact:

Melissa A. Gaither, VP IR and Global Communications

Email : mgaither@darlingii.com

251 O'Connor Ridge Blvd., Suite 300, Irving, Texas 75038

Phone : 972-281-4478

 

SOURCE Darling Ingredients Inc.