Rayonier Reports First Quarter 2019 Results

  • First quarter net income attributable to Rayonier of $24.8 million
    ($0.19 per share) on revenues of $191.5 million
  • First quarter operating income of $38.5 million and Adjusted EBITDA of
    $79.0 million
  • First quarter cash provided by operations of $70.9 million and cash
    available for distribution (CAD) of $62.2 million

WILDLIGHT, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Rayonier Inc. (NYSE: RYN) today reported first quarter net income
attributable to Rayonier of $24.8 million, or $0.19 per share, on
revenues of $191.5 million. This compares to net income attributable to
Rayonier of $40.5 million, or $0.31 per share, on revenues of $203.2
million in the prior year quarter.

The following table summarizes the current quarter and comparable prior
year period results:

   
               
Three Months Ended
(millions of dollars, except earnings per share (EPS)) March 31, 2019   March 31, 2018
$   EPS $   EPS
 
Revenues $ 191.5 $ 203.2
 
Net income attributable to Rayonier $ 24.8 $ 0.19 $ 40.5 $ 0.31
                               

First quarter operating income was $38.5 million versus $57.1 million in
the prior year period. First quarter Adjusted EBITDA1 was
$79.0 million versus $93.2 million in the prior year period. The
following table summarizes operating income and Adjusted EBITDA1
for the current quarter and comparable prior year period:

   
               
Three Months Ended March 31,
Operating Income (Loss)   Adjusted EBITDA1
(millions of dollars) 2019   2018 2019   2018
Southern Timber $ 21.5 $ 12.2 $ 41.2 $ 28.2
Pacific Northwest Timber (3.7 ) 4.7 3.1 14.2
New Zealand Timber 15.7 16.0 22.0 21.7
Real Estate 10.0 28.1 17.4 32.7
Trading 0.5 0.1 0.5 0.1
Corporate and other   (5.5 )   (4.0 )   (5.2 )   (3.7 )
Total $ 38.5   $ 57.1   $ 79.0   $ 93.2  
 

Cash provided by operating activities was $70.9 million versus $78.2
million in the prior year period. Cash available for distribution (CAD)1
of $62.2 million decreased $15.0 million versus the prior year period
primarily due to lower Adjusted EBITDA1 ($14.2 million),
higher capital expenditures ($0.9 million) and higher cash taxes paid
($0.4 million), partially offset by lower cash interest paid ($0.5
million).

“We are pleased with our strong start to 2019, particularly in our
Southern Timber segment,” said David Nunes, President and CEO. “Southern
Timber results increased significantly versus the prior year quarter
driven by a 23% increase in harvest volumes and a 3% increase in
weighted-average stumpage prices, as both pricing and removals benefited
from wet weather conditions. Pacific Northwest Timber results declined
versus the prior year quarter driven by 25% lower harvest volumes and
18% lower delivered sawtimber prices, reflecting reduced export demand
due to continued market uncertainty with respect to the U.S.-China trade
dispute. New Zealand Timber results were relatively flat versus the
prior year quarter, as an 8% increase in harvest volumes was largely
offset by higher costs. In total, our three timber segments generated
Adjusted EBITDA of $66.3 million in the first quarter versus $64.1
million in the prior year quarter. Real Estate results in the first
quarter declined to a more normalized level relative to the prior year
quarter, as the prior year quarter included a significant Non-strategic
/ Timberland sale.”

Southern Timber

First quarter sales of $60.8 million increased $17.2 million, or 40%,
versus the prior year period. Harvest volumes increased 23% to 1.94
million tons versus 1.57 million tons in the prior year period due to
low mill inventories and wet weather conditions driving accelerated
stumpage removals on harvestable tracts. Average pine sawtimber stumpage
prices were relatively flat at $26.38 per ton versus $26.31 per ton in
the prior year period, as price increases in certain regions were
largely mitigated by geographic mix. Average pine pulpwood stumpage
prices increased 5% to $17.94 per ton versus $17.11 per ton in the prior
year period, driven primarily by limited supply due to persistent wet
weather. Overall, weighted-average stumpage prices (including hardwood)
increased 3% to $21.03 per ton versus $20.32 per ton in the prior year
period. Operating income of $21.5 million increased $9.3 million versus
the prior year period as a result of higher volumes ($3.6 million),
higher net stumpage prices ($1.4 million) and higher non-timber income
($4.5 million), partially offset by higher overhead expenses ($0.2
million).

First quarter Adjusted EBITDA1 of $41.2 million was $13.0
million above the prior year period.

Pacific Northwest Timber

First quarter sales of $20.5 million decreased $10.9 million, or 35%,
versus the prior year period. Harvest volumes decreased 25% to 283,000
tons versus 379,000 tons in the prior year period, as we reduced harvest
levels in response to softer market conditions due to lower export
demand and weaker U.S. lumber markets. Average delivered sawtimber
prices decreased 18% to $78.47 per ton versus $95.45 per ton in the
prior year period, while average delivered pulpwood prices increased 1%
to $45.15 per ton versus $44.52 per ton in the prior year period. The
decrease in delivered sawtimber prices was driven by uncertainty in the
export market resulting from the ongoing trade dispute between the U.S.
and China as well as weaker U.S. lumber markets. The increase in
delivered pulpwood prices was driven primarily by geographic mix.
Operating loss of $3.7 million versus operating income of $4.7 million
in the prior year period was primarily due to lower net stumpage prices
($6.1 million), lower volumes ($1.9 million), higher overhead and other
costs ($0.3 million) and lower non-timber income ($0.4 million),
partially offset by lower depletion rates ($0.3 million).

First quarter Adjusted EBITDA1 of $3.1 million was $11.1
million below the prior year period.

New Zealand Timber

First quarter sales of $57.1 million increased $4.1 million, or 8%,
versus the prior year period. Volumes increased 8% to 604,000 tons
versus 558,000 tons in the prior year period. Average delivered prices
for export sawtimber decreased 1% to $116.24 per ton versus $117.70 per
ton in the prior year period, while average delivered prices for
domestic sawtimber decreased 4% to $83.42 per ton versus $87.02 per ton
in the prior year period. The decrease in export sawtimber prices was
primarily due to increased competition from lower- cost lumber imports
and alternative species. The decrease in domestic sawtimber prices (in
U.S. dollar terms) was driven primarily by the fall in the NZ$/US$
exchange rate (US$0.68 per NZ$1.00 versus US$0.72 per NZ$1.00).
Excluding the impact of foreign exchange rates, domestic sawtimber
prices increased 2% from the prior year period. Operating income of
$15.7 million decreased $0.3 million versus the prior year period as a
result of lower net stumpage prices ($0.9 million), higher road
maintenance costs ($0.4 million), higher depletion rates ($0.5 million)
and unfavorable foreign exchange impacts ($0.2 million), partially
offset by higher volumes ($1.5 million) and higher non-timber income
($0.2 million).

First quarter Adjusted EBITDA1 of $22.0 million was $0.3
million above the prior year period.

Real Estate

First quarter sales of $21.0 million decreased $15.1 million versus the
prior year period, while operating income of $10.0 million decreased
$18.1 million versus the prior year period due to a lower number of
acres sold (5,679 acres sold versus 8,225 acres sold in the prior year
period) and a decrease in weighted-average prices ($3,687 per acre
versus $4,387 per acre in the prior year period).

Improved Development sales of $0.3 million in the Wildlight development
project consisted of eight residential lots ($42,688 per lot or $292,000
per acre). This compares to prior year period sales of $1.1 million,
which consisted of 2.1 acres of commercial property for $0.6 million
($283,000 per acre) and nine residential lots for $0.5 million ($60,000
per lot or $278,000 per acre).

Unimproved Development sales of $1.0 million consisted of a seven-acre
tract in Bryan County, Georgia for $145,773 per acre. This compares to
prior year period sales of $7.4 million, which consisted of a 494-acre
tract in Nassau County, Florida for $10,000 per acre and a 131-acre
tract in St. John’s County, Florida for $19,195 per acre.

Rural sales of $12.7 million consisted of 3,338 acres at an average
price of $3,794 per acre. This compares to prior year period sales of
$1.7 million, which consisted of 415 acres at an average price of $3,977
per acre.

Non-strategic / Timberland sales of $6.9 million consisted of 2,333
acres at an average price of $2,972 per acre. This compares to prior
year period sales of $25.8 million, which consisted of 7,181 acres at an
average price of $3,599 per acre.

First quarter Adjusted EBITDA1 of $17.4 million was $15.3
million below the prior year period.

Trading

First quarter sales of $32.1 million decreased $7.1 million versus the
prior year period primarily due to lower volumes. Sales volumes
decreased 18% to 281,000 tons versus 341,000 tons in the prior year
period. Operating income and Adjusted EBITDA1 of $0.5 million
increased $0.4 million versus the prior year period, primarily driven by
increased volume from higher-margin stumpage blocks purchased from third
parties.

Other Items

First quarter corporate and other operating expenses of $5.5 million
increased $1.5 million versus the prior year period due to higher legal
and overhead costs ($0.9 million) and the prior year first quarter
income from the sale of unused Internet Protocol addresses ($0.6
million).

First quarter interest expense of $7.7 million decreased $0.4 million
versus the prior year period due to lower average debt outstanding.

First quarter income tax expense of $4.3 million decreased $2.6 million
versus the prior year period. The New Zealand subsidiary is the primary
driver of income tax expense.

Outlook

“Based on our strong start to 2019, we are on track to achieve our
full-year Adjusted EBITDA guidance,” added Nunes. “In our Southern
Timber segment, we expect to achieve our full-year volume guidance,
although we anticipate lower quarterly harvest volumes for the remainder
of the year, as we experienced above average stumpage removals in the
first quarter. We continue to expect that average pricing in Southern
Timber will improve modestly, with price increases in certain regions
moderated by geographic mix on a weighted-average basis. In our Pacific
Northwest Timber segment, we expect to achieve our full-year volume
guidance with increased harvest volumes in the second half of the year,
while we anticipate that any prospective pricing improvements will be
largely dependent on a resolution of the U.S.-China trade dispute. In
our New Zealand Timber segment, we similarly expect to achieve our
full-year volume guidance with increased quarterly harvest volumes for
the balance of the year, while we continue to expect that year-over-year
pricing will be relatively stable with some fluctuations from quarter to
quarter. In our Real Estate segment, we are on track to achieve our
full-year Adjusted EBITDA guidance, although quarterly results may vary.”

Conference Call

A conference call and live audio webcast will be held on Thursday,
May 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM EDT to discuss these results.

Access to the live audio webcast will be available at www.rayonier.com.
A replay of the webcast will be archived on the Company’s website and
available shortly after the call.

Investors may listen to the conference call by dialing 800-369-1184
(domestic) or 415-228-3898 (international), passcode: Rayonier. A replay
of the conference call will be available one hour following the call
until Thursday, May 9, 2019 by dialing 888-567-0446 (domestic) or
203-369-3885 (international), passcode: 5022019.

Complimentary copies of Rayonier press releases and other financial
documents are also available by calling (904) 357-9100.

1 Adjusted EBITDA and CAD are non-GAAP measures defined and
reconciled to GAAP in the attached schedules.

About Rayonier

Rayonier is a leading timberland real estate investment trust with
assets located in some of the most productive softwood timber growing
regions in the United States and New Zealand. As of March 31, 2019,
Rayonier owned, leased or managed approximately 2.6 million acres of
timberlands located in the U.S. South (1.8 million acres), U.S. Pacific
Northwest (379,000 acres) and New Zealand (409,000 acres). More
information is available at
www.rayonier.com.

_______________________________________________________________________
Forward-Looking
Statements –
Certain statements in this press release regarding
anticipated financial outcomes including Rayonier’s earnings guidance,
if any, business and market conditions, outlook, expected dividend rate,
Rayonier’s business strategies, including expected harvest schedules,
timberland acquisitions and dispositions, the anticipated benefits of
Rayonier’s business strategies, and other similar statements relating to
Rayonier’s future events, developments or financial or operational
performance or results, are “forward-looking statements” made pursuant
to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation
Reform Act of 1995 and other federal securities laws. These
forward-looking statements are identified by the use of words such as
“may,” “will,” “should,” “expect,” “estimate,” “believe,” “intend,”
“project,” “anticipate” and other similar language. However, the absence
of these or similar words or expressions does not mean that a statement
is not forward-looking. While management believes that these
forward-looking statements are reasonable when made, forward-looking
statements are not guarantees of future performance or events and undue
reliance should not be placed on these statements.

The following important factors, among others, could cause actual
results or events to differ materially from those expressed in
forward-looking statements that may have been made in this document: the
cyclical and competitive nature of the industries in which we operate;
fluctuations in demand for, or supply of, our forest products and real
estate offerings; entry of new competitors into our markets; changes in
global economic conditions and world events; fluctuations in demand for
our products in Asia, and especially China; the uncertainties of
potential impacts of climate-related initiatives; the cost and
availability of third party logging and trucking services; the
geographic concentration of a significant portion of our timberland; our
ability to identify, finance and complete timberland acquisitions;
changes in environmental laws and regulations regarding timber
harvesting, delineation of wetlands, and endangered species, that may
restrict or adversely impact our ability to conduct our business, or
increase the cost of doing so; adverse weather conditions, natural
disasters and other catastrophic events such as hurricanes, wind storms
and wildfires, which can adversely affect our timberlands and the
production, distribution and availability of our products; interest rate
and currency movements; our capacity to incur additional debt; changes
in tariffs, taxes or treaties relating to the import and export of our
products or those of our competitors; changes in key management and
personnel; our ability to meet all necessary legal requirements to
continue to qualify as a real estate investment trust (“REIT”) and
changes in tax laws that could adversely affect beneficial tax
treatment; the cyclical nature of the real estate business generally; a
downturn in the housing market; the lengthy, uncertain and costly
process associated with the ownership, entitlement and development of
real estate, especially in Florida, which also may be affected by
changes in law, policy and political factors beyond our control;
unexpected delays in the entry into or closing of real estate
transactions; changes in environmental laws and regulations that may
restrict or adversely impact our ability to sell or develop properties;
the timing of construction and availability of public infrastructure;
and the availability of financing for real estate development and
mortgage loans.

For additional factors that could impact future results, please see Item
1A – Risk Factors in the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form
10-K and similar discussion included in other reports that we
subsequently file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the
“SEC”). Forward-looking statements are only as of the date they are
made, and the Company undertakes no duty to update its forward-looking
statements except as required by law. You are advised, however, to
review any further disclosures we make on related subjects in our
subsequent reports filed with the SEC.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures – To supplement Rayonier’s financial
statements presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting
principles in the United States (“GAAP”), Rayonier uses certain non-GAAP
measures, including “cash available for distribution,” and “Adjusted
EBITDA,” which are defined and further explained in this communication.
Reconciliation of such measures to the nearest GAAP measures can also be
found in this communication. Rayonier’s definitions of these non-GAAP
measures may differ from similarly titled measures used by others. These
non-GAAP measures should be considered supplemental to, and not a
substitute for, financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP.

 
 
 
 
 

RAYONIER INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED STATEMENTS
OF CONSOLIDATED INCOME

March 31, 2019 (unaudited)
(millions
of dollars, except per share information)

 
  Three Months Ended
  March 31,   December 31,   March 31,
  2019   2018   2018
SALES $191.5     $166.1     $203.2  
Costs and Expenses
Cost of sales (143.3 ) (139.1 ) (138.5 )
Selling and general expenses (9.8 ) (10.6 ) (9.0 )
Other operating income (expense), net 0.1   (1.4 ) 1.4  
OPERATING INCOME 38.5 15.0 57.1
Interest expense (7.7 ) (8.1 ) (8.1 )
Interest and other miscellaneous income, net 1.3   0.5   0.6  
INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES 32.1 7.4 49.6
Income tax expense (4.3 ) (2.8 ) (6.9 )
NET INCOME 27.8 4.6 42.7
Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest (3.0 ) (2.6 ) (2.2 )
NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO RAYONIER INC. $24.8   $2.0   $40.5  
EARNINGS PER COMMON SHARE
Basic earnings per share attributable to Rayonier Inc. $0.19 $0.02 $0.31
Diluted earnings per share attributable to Rayonier Inc. $0.19 $0.02 $0.31
 
Weighted Average Common Shares used for determining
Basic EPS 129,172,925   129,158,030   128,801,210  
Diluted EPS 129,750,281   129,736,352   129,552,397  
 
 

A

 
 
 
 
 
 

RAYONIER INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

March 31, 2019 (unaudited)
(millions
of dollars)

 
    March 31,   December 31,
    2019   2018
Assets    
Cash and cash equivalents $154.6 $148.4
Other current assets 76.3 59.5
Timber and timberlands, net of depletion and amortization 2,395.6 2,401.3
Higher and better use timberlands and real estate development
investments
76.3 85.6
Property, plant and equipment 31.0 30.7
Less – accumulated depreciation (8.5 ) (7.9 )
Net property, plant and equipment 22.5 22.8
Restricted cash 9.9 8.1
Right-of-use asset 105.7
Other assets 43.3   55.0  
$2,884.2   $2,780.7  
Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity
Other current liabilities 78.3 63.5
Long-term debt 972.7 972.6
Lease liability 95.0
Other non-current liabilities 97.0 90.0
Total Rayonier Inc. shareholders’ equity 1,542.6 1,556.9
Noncontrolling interest 98.6   97.7  
Total shareholders’ equity 1,641.2   1,654.6  
$2,884.2   $2,780.7  
 
 

B

 
 
 
 
 
 

RAYONIER INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

March 31,
2019 (unaudited)

(millions of dollars, except share
information)

 
    Common Shares   Retained

Earnings

  Accumulated

Other

Comprehensive

Income

 

Non-

controlling

Interest

  Shareholders’

Equity

    Shares   Amount  
Balance, January 1, 2019   129,488,675   $884.3   $672.4   $0.2   $97.7   $1,654.6
Net income 24.8 3.0 27.8
Dividends ($0.27 per share) (35.1 ) (35.1 )

Issuance of shares under incentive stock plans

26,031 0.6 0.6
Stock-based compensation 1.4 1.4
Other (a) (1,140 )     (6.0 ) (2.1 ) (8.1 )
Balance, March 31, 2019 129,513,566   $886.3   $662.1   ($5.8 ) $98.6   $1,641.2  
         
    Common Shares   Retained

Earnings

  Accumulated

Other

Comprehensive

Income

 

Non-

controlling

Interest

  Shareholders’

Equity

    Shares   Amount  
Balance, January 1, 2018 128,970,776   $872.3 $707.4 $13.4 $99.9 $1,693.0
Net income 40.5 2.2 42.7
Dividends ($0.25 per share) (32.6 ) (32.6 )

Issuance of shares under incentive stock plans

204,336 5.4 5.4
Stock-based compensation 1.2 1.2
Other (a) (811 )     24.1   2.3   26.4  
Balance, March 31, 2018 129,174,301 $878.9 $715.3 $37.5 $104.4 $1,736.1

 

(a)   Primarily includes shares purchased from employees in non-open
market transactions to pay withholding taxes associated with the
vesting of restricted stock, amortization of pension and
postretirement plan liabilities, foreign currency translation
adjustments and mark-to-market adjustments of qualifying cash flow
hedges.
 
 

C

 
 
 
 
 
 

RAYONIER INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

March 31, 2019
(unaudited)

(millions of dollars)

 
  Three Months Ended March 31,
  2019   2018
Cash provided by operating activities:  
Net income $27.8 $42.7
Depreciation, depletion and amortization 36.5 34.5
Non-cash cost of land and improved development 4.0 1.6
Other items to reconcile net income to cash provided by operating
activities
6.8 14.7
Changes in working capital and other assets and liabilities (4.2 ) (15.3 )
70.9   78.2  
Cash used for investing activities:
Capital expenditures (14.1 ) (13.2 )
Real estate development investments (1.7 ) (2.3 )
Purchase of timberlands (12.3 )
Other 2.3   (2.1 )
(25.8 ) (17.6 )
Cash used for financing activities:
Net decrease in debt, net of issuance costs (29.4 )
Dividends paid (34.9 ) (32.1 )
Proceeds from the issuance of common shares under incentive stock
plan
0.6 5.4
Other (3.6 )  
(37.9 ) (56.1 )
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and restricted cash 0.8   0.8  
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash:
Change in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash 8.0 5.3
Balance, beginning of year 156.5   172.4  
Balance, end of period $164.5   $177.7  
 
 

D

 
 
 
 
 
 

RAYONIER INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
BUSINESS SEGMENT
SALES, OPERATING INCOME AND ADJUSTED EBITDA

March 31,
2019 (unaudited)

(millions of dollars)

 
  Three Months Ended
  March 31,   December 31,   March 31,
  2019   2018   2018
Sales    
Southern Timber $60.8 $38.7 $43.6
Pacific Northwest Timber 20.5 18.4 31.4
New Zealand Timber 57.1 60.1 53.0
Real Estate 21.0 16.5 36.1
Trading 32.1   32.4   39.2  
Total sales $191.5   $166.1   $203.2  
 
Operating income (loss)
Southern Timber $21.5 $7.2 $12.2
Pacific Northwest Timber (3.7 ) (4.1 ) 4.7
New Zealand Timber 15.7 12.6 16.0
Real Estate 10.0 4.6 28.1
Trading 0.5 0.3 0.1
Corporate and Other (5.5 ) (5.6 ) (4.0 )
Operating income $38.5   $15.0   $57.1  
 
Adjusted EBITDA (a)
Southern Timber $41.2 $21.2 $28.2
Pacific Northwest Timber 3.1 2.0 14.2
New Zealand Timber 22.0 19.3 21.7
Real Estate 17.4 12.4 32.7
Trading 0.5 0.3 0.1
Corporate and Other (5.2 ) (5.3 ) (3.7 )
Adjusted EBITDA $79.0   $49.9   $93.2  
 

(a) Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP measure. See Schedule F for
definitions and reconciliations.

 
 

E

 
 
 
 
 
 

RAYONIER INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
RECONCILIATION OF
NON-GAAP MEASURES

March 31, 2019 (unaudited)
(millions
of dollars, except per share information)

 
LIQUIDITY MEASURES:        
    Three Months Ended
    March 31,   March 31,
    2019   2018
Cash Provided by Operating Activities   $70.9   $78.2
Working capital and other balance sheet changes 5.4 12.2
Capital expenditures (a) (14.1 ) (13.2 )
Cash Available for Distribution (b) $62.2 $77.2
 

Net Income

$27.8 $42.7
Interest, net and miscellaneous income 6.7 7.7
Income tax expense 4.3 6.9
Depreciation, depletion and amortization 36.5 34.5
Non-cash cost of land and improved development 4.0 1.6
Non-operating income (0.3 ) (0.2 )
Adjusted EBITDA (c) $79.0 $93.2
Cash interest paid (d) (2.1 ) (2.6 )
Cash taxes paid (0.6 ) (0.2 )
Capital expenditures (a) (14.1 ) (13.2 )
Cash Available for Distribution (b) $62.2 $77.2
 
Cash Available for Distribution (b) $62.2 $77.2
Real estate development investments (1.7 ) (2.3 )
Cash Available for Distribution after real estate development
investments
$60.5   $74.9  

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