Bachoco Announces Increased Net Sales

MEXICO - Industrias Bachoco S.A.B. de C.V. has announced its unaudited results for the second quarter of 2012. All figures have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standard, and are presented in nominal million Mexican pesos.
calendar icon 26 July 2012
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Some of the highlights include:

  • Net sales increased 42.1 per cent
  • EBITDA margin reached 7.0 per cent
  • Earnings per share totaled Ps. 0.53 (Ps. 6.36 pesos per ADS), compared to Ps. 0.23 (Ps. 2.80 pesos per ADS) in 2Q11

Bachoco's CEO said: "For the second quarter, Bachoco's poultry and balanced feed business lines demonstrated a proper balance between supply and demand. On the contrary, the egg business line experienced oversupply conditions and high production costs which narrowed margins in this business line when compared to the same period in 2011. Bachoco incorporated into the category of "other business lines" sales of live swine which were also affected by oversupply conditions in the second quarter of 2012.

"Generally speaking, we can conclude that Bachoco obtained favorable operating results year over year (2Q12 vs 2Q11), however, when compared to 1Q12, results were lower.

"Our second quarter results were largely attributed to a reduction in operating expenses as a percentage of net sales as well as operating efficiencies in all of the Company's business processes. Our performance was affected by volatility stemming from increases in the price of soybean meal, one of Bachoco's key production cost components, as well as by the volatility of the Mexican peso versus the US dollar.

"The Company's financial position remains solid and in line with the strategic plan laid out for 2012."

The Company's 2Q12 net sales totaled Ps. 9,404.0 million, 42.1 per cent higher than the Ps. 6,616.8 million reported in 2Q11. This resulted from increased sales throughout all business lines:

  • In particular, an increase in chicken sales of 48.3 per cent in 2012 vs. 2011, due to the integration of the subsidiary "OK Foods" (production facility in the US), which was consolidated into Bachoco in November of 2011.

  • Table egg sales were up 12.7 per cent in 2Q12 vs. 2Q11, as a result of a 10.6 per cent increase in prices (prices were down 13.0 per cent when compared to 1Q12) and a 1.9 per cent rise in volume sold.

  • Bachoco's balanced feed business line rose 5.1 per cent, as a result of a 14.5 per cent price increase, partially offset by an 8.2 per cent decline in sales volume as a result of more supply and higher commodity prices.

  • The line item "other business lines", which includes swine, turkey and beef value-added products, as well as by-products, grew 37.7 per cent. This increase was mainly due to the growth in value-added beef products, resulting from the integration of the newly acquired plant located in Monterrey during the second half of 2011, as well as higher by-product sales.

Production costs per unit increased around 18 per cent during 2Q12 vs. 2Q11, as a result of higher input costs, primarily in corn, soybean meal, as well as the volatility of the exchange rate in the Mexican peso.

Gross profit for 2Q12 was Ps. 1,276.8 million resulting in a gross margin of 13.6 per cent, compared to a gross profit of Ps. 867.0 million with a margin of 13.1 per cent registered in 2Q11. Meanwhile, the gross margin was 15.3 per cent in the first half of 2012, compared to 13.7 per cent in the first half of 2011.

EBITDA for 2Q12 reached Ps. 663.0 million with a margin of 7.0 per cent, compared to an EBITDA of Ps. 328.5 million with a margin of 5.0 per cent reported in 2Q11.

EBITDA margin for the first half of 2012 was 9.1 per cent, compared to 5.5 per cent reported in 1H11.

The comprehensive financial result was and income of Ps. 21.8 million in 2Q12, and Ps. 93.1 million in the first half of 2012. This was mainly due to interest earned on the Company's cash.

Total taxes for the 2Q12 reached Ps. 85.2 million.

Net majority income was Ps. 316.8 million in 2Q12 (Ps. 0.53 pesos per share), compared to a net majority income of Ps. 140.0 (Ps. 0.23 pesos per share) reported in 2Q11.

Meanwhile net majority income for the first half of 2012 was Ps. 977.4 million (Ps. 1.63 pesos per share), compared to a net majority income of Ps. 295.5 million (Ps. 0.49 pesos per share) reported in the same period of 2011.

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