Little Rock, Ark. (November 9, 2023) – Westrock Coffee Company (Nasdaq: WEST) (“Westrock Coffee” or the “Company”) today reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2023.
Scott T. Ford, CEO and Co-founder stated, “Our third quarter performance was a mix of positives and negatives, the most important, unfortunately, being the rapid fall off in volume demand for our traditional roast and ground coffee products during the early part of the quarter, which drove weaker than projected Adjusted EBITDA results for the period. While hot coffee volumes have since stabilized and we continue to see great progress in monetizing our flavors, extracts and ingredients and single serve product portfolios, the negative impact of July and August in hot coffee was too much for the other parts of our business to overcome in the quarter. This will be less true next summer as our new extract and ready-to-drink facility in Conway, Arkansas is on schedule to begin production in the second quarter of 2024.”
Third Quarter Highlights
- Consolidated net sales were $219.6 million for the third quarter of 2023, a decrease of $10.7 million, or 4.6%, compared to the third quarter of 2022.
- Consolidated gross profit for the third quarter of 2023 was $35.1 million and included $1.8 million of out-of-period charges and $1.2 million of non-cash mark-to-market losses, compared to consolidated gross profit of $41.1 million for the third quarter of 2022, which included $0.5 million of non-cash mark-to-market losses.
- Net income for the period was $16.6 million, compared to a net loss of $13.0 million for the third quarter of 2022. The $16.6 million net income for the third quarter of 2023 included $3.1 million of acquisition, restructuring and integration expense, $3.0 million of start-up costs related to our Conway, AR extract and ready-to-drink facility, and $25.1 million of non-cash gains from the change in fair value of warrant liabilities. Net loss of $13.0 million for the third quarter of 2022 included $4.0 million of acquisition, restructuring and integration expense and $5.2 million of non-cash expense from the change in fair value of warrant liabilities.
- Adjusted EBITDA was $11.6 million for the third quarter of 2023, a decrease of $6.3 million, compared to the third quarter of 2022.
- Beverage Solutions segment contributed $176.8 million of net sales and $9.9 million of Adjusted EBITDA for the third quarter of 2023, compared to $173.5 million and $15.9 million, respectively, for the third quarter of 2022.
- SS&T segment, net of intersegment revenues, contributed $42.8 million of net sales and Adjusted EBITDA of $1.7 million for the third quarter of 2023, compared to $56.8 million and $2.0 million, respectively, for the third quarter of 2022.
The Company expects its 2023 outlook for Adjusted EBITDA to fall below its previously issued guidance range of flat to 10% over 2022. The Company will provide further details on its outlook on its third quarter conference call.
The Company is not readily able to provide a reconciliation of forecasted Adjusted EBITDA to forecasted GAAP net income without unreasonable effort because certain items that impact such figure are uncertain or outside the Company’s control and cannot be reasonably predicted. Such items include the impacts of non-cash gains or losses resulting from mark-to-market adjustments of derivatives and the change in fair value of warrant liabilities, among others.
source: Westrock Coffee Company