GEF
$70.31
Greif Bros.
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Earnings Details
3rd Quarter July 2022
Wednesday, August 31, 2022 4:15:00 PM
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Summary

Greif Bros. Beats

Greif Bros. (GEF) reported 3rd Quarter July 2022 earnings of $2.35 per share on revenue of $1.6 billion. The consensus earnings estimate was $1.98 per share on revenue of $1.6 billion. The Earnings Whisper number was $2.11 per share. Revenue grew 8.8% on a year-over-year basis.

The company said it expects fiscal 2022 earnings of $7.90 to $8.10 per share. The company's previous guidance was earnings of $7.45 to $7.75 per share and the current consensus earnings estimate is $7.66 per share for the year ending October 31, 2022.

Greif Inc produces industrial packaging products with manufacturing facilities located in over 50 countries. Its products are steel, fibre and plastic drums, intermediate bulk containers, closure systems for industrial packaging and among others.

Results
Reported Earnings
$2.35
Earnings Whisper
$2.11
Consensus Estimate
$1.98
Reported Revenue
$1.62 Bil
Revenue Estimate
$1.60 Bil
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
Power Rating
Grade
Earnings Release

Greif Reports Third Quarter 2022 Results

DELAWARE, Ohio, Aug. 31, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Greif, Inc. (NYSE: GEF, GEF.B), a global leader in industrial packaging products and services, today announced third quarter 2022 results.

Third Quarter Financial Highlights include (all results compared to the third quarter of 2021 unless otherwise noted):

  • Net income of $141.8 million or $2.36 per diluted Class A share increased compared to net income of $113.0 million or $1.89 per diluted Class A share. Net income, excluding the impact of adjustments(1), of $141.7 million or $2.35 per diluted Class A share increased compared to net income, excluding the impact of adjustments, of $115.9 million or $1.93 per diluted Class A share.
  • Adjusted EBITDA(2) of $251.0 million, an increase of $13.2 million compared to Adjusted EBITDA of $237.8 million.
  • Net cash provided by operating activities increased by $114.4 million to $209.3 million. Record adjusted free cash flow(3) increased by $111.7 million to a source of $175.8 million.
  • Total debt decreased by $208.9 million to $2,058.7 million. Net debt(4) decreased by $236.6 million to $1,931.2 million. The Company's leverage ratio(5) decreased to 1.99x from 2.12x sequentially and from 2.80x in the prior year quarter.

Strategic Actions and Announcements

  • Held Investor Day 2022 in New York City on June 23, 2022. A key area of discussion was the new Build to Last strategy, which included capital allocation priorities and long-term growth expectations under this strategy.
  • Initiated $150.0 million share repurchase program.

CEO Commentary

"Our team delivered an outstanding third quarter financial result, remaining steadfast and execution-focused during a time of macroeconomic uncertainty," said Ole Rosgaard, President and Chief Executive Officer. "This commitment has led to a rock-solid balance sheet, record free cash flow generation, and EBITDA growth. Our team has done an outstanding job transforming our business, as evidenced by volume growth compared to pre-pandemic 2019 volume levels, despite sequential declines from higher volumes last year. In addition to financial success, our teams have continued to deliver Legendary Customer Service, and made notable progress to further foster Thriving Communities at Greif and Protect Our Future through industry-leading sustainability practice."

Build to Last Mission Progress

Building upon our Investor Day discussion, in addition to the quarterly releases which support our Build to Last mission of Ensuring Financial Strength, we will continue to update the investment community quarterly regarding key progress on our additional three Build to Last missions.

Customer satisfaction surveys are a key component of our mission to deliver Legendary Customer Service. Our long-term objective is a trailing twelve-month CSI(6) score of 95.0 or greater. Our consolidated CSI score was 94.3 at the end of the third quarter 2022. CSI for the Global Industrial Packaging segment was 94.1. CSI for the Paper Packaging & Services segment was 95.1.

Towards our mission of Creating Thriving Communities, during the third quarter, we have complemented our continuing efforts by signing the Columbus Commitment, a pledge to close the wage gap and achieve gender pay equity at Greif.

Lastly, as we continue to make steps to Protect Our Future, during the third quarter, we advanced our progress toward setting 2030 ESG targets, which will be announced during our fourth quarter 2022.

(1)

Adjustments that are excluded from net income before adjustments and from earnings per diluted Class A share before adjustments are restructuring charges, integration related costs, non-cash asset impairment charges, non-cash pension settlement charges, incremental COVID-19 costs, net, (gain) loss on disposal of properties, plants, equipment and businesses, net.

(2)

Adjusted EBITDA is defined as net income, plus interest expense, net, plus income tax expense, plus depreciation, depletion and amortization expense, plus restructuring charges, plus integration related costs, plus non-cash asset impairment charges, plus non-cash pension settlement charges, plus incremental COVID-19 costs, net, plus (gain) loss on disposal of properties, plants, equipment and businesses, net.

(3)

Adjusted free cash flow is defined as net cash provided by operating activities, less cash paid for purchases of properties, plants and equipment, plus cash paid for integration related costs, plus cash paid for incremental COVID-19 costs, net, plus cash paid for integration related Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems.

(4)

Net debt is defined as total debt less cash and cash equivalents.

(5)

Leverage ratio for the periods indicated is defined as net debt divided by trailing twelve month EBITDA, each as calculated under the terms of the Company's Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement dated as of March 1, 2022, filed as Exhibit 10.1 to the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended January 31, 2022  (the "2022 Credit Agreement"). 

(6)

Customer satisfaction index (CSI) tracks a variety of internal metrics designed to enhance the customer experience in dealing with Greif.

Note: A reconciliation of the differences between all non-GAAP financial measures used in this release with the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures is included in the financial schedules that are a part of this release. These non-GAAP financial measures are intended to supplement and should be read together with our financial results. They should not be considered an alternative or substitute for, and should not be considered superior to, our reported financial results. Accordingly, users of this financial information should not place undue reliance on these non-GAAP financial measures.

Segment Results (all results compared to the third quarter of 2021 unless otherwise noted)

Net sales are impacted mainly by the volume of primary products(7) sold, selling prices, product mix and the impact of changes in foreign currencies against the U.S. Dollar. The table below shows the percentage impact of each of these items on net sales for our primary products for the third quarter of 2022 as compared to the prior year quarter for the business segments with manufacturing operations.

Net Sales Impact - Primary Products

Global Industrial

Packaging


Paper Packaging &

Services

Currency Translation

(5.2) %


(0.1) %

Volume

(2.0) %


(3.9) %

Selling Prices and Product Mix

17.3 %


24.9 %

Total Impact of Primary Products

10.1 %


20.9 %

Global Industrial Packaging

Net sales decreased by $1.1 million to $906.7 million primarily due to approximately $82.0 million of prior year net sales attributable to the Flexibles Products & Services business that was sold on April 1, 2022, negative foreign currency translation impacts of $69.7 million and lower volumes, offset by higher average selling prices.

Gross profit decreased by $21.7 million to $177.7 million. The decrease in gross profit was primarily due to the same factors that impacted net sales and higher raw material costs, partially offset by lower labor costs.

Operating profit decreased by $14.8 million to $107.2 million primarily due to the same factors that impacted gross profit, partially offset by lower SG&A expenses. Adjusted EBITDA decreased by $29.1 million to $117.1 million primarily due to the same factors that impacted operating profit.

Paper Packaging & Services

Net sales increased by $131.4 million to $710.2 million primarily due to higher published containerboard and boxboard prices, partially offset by lower volumes.

Gross profit increased by $49.3 million to $167.3 million. The increase in gross profit was primarily due to the same factors that impacted net sales, partially offset by higher raw material, transportation, labor and utility costs.

Operating profit increased by $49.2 million to $96.7 million primarily due to the same factors that impacted gross profit. Adjusted EBITDA increased by $41.9 million to $131.8 million primarily due to the same factors that impacted operating profit, partially offset by higher SG&A expenses.

Tax Summary

During the third quarter, we recorded an income tax rate of 21.6 percent and a tax rate excluding the impact of adjustments of 21.5 percent. Note that the application of FIN 18 frequently causes fluctuations in our quarterly effective tax rates. For fiscal 2022, we expect our tax rate to range between 27.0 and 31.0 percent and our tax rate excluding adjustments to range between 22.0 and 25.0 percent.

Dividend Summary

On August 30, 2022, the Board of Directors declared quarterly cash dividends of $0.50 per share of Class A Common Stock and $0.75 per share of Class B Common Stock. Dividends are payable on October 1, 2022, to stockholders of record at the close of business on September 16, 2022.

(7)

Primary products are manufactured steel, plastic and fibre drums; new and reconditioned intermediate bulk containers; linerboard, containerboard, corrugated sheets and corrugated containers; and boxboard and tube and core products.

Company Outlook

(in millions, except per share amounts)

Fiscal 2022 Outlook Reported at Q3

Class A earnings per share before adjustments

$7.90 - $8.10

Adjusted free cash flow

$415 - $445

Note: Fiscal 2022 Class A earnings per share guidance on a GAAP basis is not provided in this release due to the potential for one or more of the following, the timing and magnitude of which we are unable to reliably forecast: restructuring-related activities; integration related costs; non-cash pension settlement charges; non-cash asset impairment charges due to unanticipated changes in the business; gains or losses on the disposal of businesses or properties, plants and equipment, net and the income tax effects of these items and other income tax-related events. No reconciliation of the fiscal 2022 Class A earnings per share before adjustments guidance, a non-GAAP financial measure which excludes restructuring charges, integration costs, non-cash asset impairment charges, non-cash pension settlement charges, (gain) loss on the disposal of properties, plants, equipment and businesses, net, is included in this release because, due to the high variability and difficulty in making accurate forecasts and projections of some of the excluded information, together with some of the excluded information not being ascertainable or accessible, we are unable to quantify certain amounts that would be required to be included in the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure without unreasonable efforts. A reconciliation of 2022 adjusted free cash flow guidance to forecasted net cash provided by operating activities, the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure, is included in this release.

Conference Call

The Company will host a conference call to discuss third quarter 2022 results on September 1, 2022, at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time (ET). Participants may access the call using the following online registration link: https://conferencingportals.com/event/BDwosPDa. Registrants will receive a confirmation email containing dial in details and a unique conference call code for entry. Phone lines will open at 8:00 a.m. ET on September 1, 2022. A digital replay of the conference call will be available two hours following the call on the Company's web site at http://investor.greif.com. To access the recording, guests can call (888) 330-2413 or (240) 789-2721 and use the conference ID 32605.

Investor Relations contact information

Matt Leahy, Vice President, Corporate Development & Investor Relations, 740-549-6158. Matthew.Leahy@Greif.com

About Greif

Greif is a global leader in industrial packaging products and services and is pursuing its vision: to be the best performing customer service company in the world. The Company produces steel, plastic and fibre drums, intermediate bulk containers, reconditioned containers, containerboard, uncoated recycled paperboard, coated recycled paperboard, tubes and cores and a diverse mix of specialty products. The Company also manufactures packaging accessories and provides filling, packaging and other services for a wide range of industries. In addition, Greif manages timber properties in the southeastern United States. The Company is strategically positioned in over 35 countries to serve global as well as regional customers. Additional information is on the Company's website at www.greif.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The words "may," "will," "expect," "intend," "estimate," "anticipate," "aspiration," "objective," "project," "believe," "continue," "on track" or "target" or the negative thereof and similar expressions, among others, identify forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements are based on assumptions, expectations and other information currently available to management. Such forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from those forecasted, projected or anticipated, whether expressed or implied. The most significant of these risks and uncertainties are described in Part I of the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2021. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements.

Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in forward-looking statements have a reasonable basis, the Company can give no assurance that these expectations will prove to be correct. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from those forecasted, projected or anticipated, whether expressed in or implied by the statements. Such risks and uncertainties that might cause a difference include, but are not limited to, the following: (i) historically, our business has been sensitive to changes in general economic or business conditions, (ii) our global operations subject us to political risks, instability and currency exchange that could adversely affect our results of operations, (iii) the COVID-19 pandemic could continue to impact any combination of our business, financial condition, results of operations and cash flows, (iv) the current and future challenging global economy and disruption and volatility of the financial and credit markets may adversely affect our business, (v) the continuing consolidation of our customer base and suppliers may intensify pricing pressure, (vi) we operate in highly competitive industries, (vii) our business is sensitive to changes in industry demands and customer preferences, (viii) raw material, price fluctuations, global supply chain disruptions and inflation may adversely impact our results of operations, (ix) energy and transportation price fluctuations and shortages may adversely impact our manufacturing operations and costs, (x) the frequency and volume of our timber and timberland sales will impact our financial performance, (xi) we may not successfully implement our business strategies, including achieving our growth objectives, (xii) we may encounter difficulties or liabilities arising from acquisitions or divestitures, (xiii) we may incur additional rationalization costs and there is no guarantee that our efforts to reduce costs will be successful, (xiv) several operations are conducted by joint ventures that we cannot operate solely for our benefit, (xv) certain of the agreements that govern our joint ventures provide our partners with put or call options, (xvi) our ability to attract, develop and retain talented and qualified employees, managers and executives is critical to our success, (xvii) our business may be adversely impacted by work stoppages and other labor relations matters, (xviii) we may be subject to losses that might not be covered in whole or in part by existing insurance reserves or insurance coverage and general insurance premium and deductible increases, (xix) our business depends on the uninterrupted operations of our facilities, systems and business functions, including our information technology and other business systems, (xx) a security breach of customer, employee, supplier or Company information and data privacy risks and costs of compliance with new regulations may have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition, results of operations and cash flows, (xxi) we could be subject to changes to our tax rates, the adoption of new U.S. or foreign tax legislation or exposure to additional tax liabilities, (xxii) full realization of our deferred tax assets may be affected by a number of factors, (xxiii) we have a significant amount of goodwill and long-lived assets which, if impaired in the future, would adversely impact our results of operations, (xxiv) our pension and post-retirement plans are underfunded and will require future cash contributions and our required future cash contributions could be higher than we expect, each of which could have a material adverse effect on our financial condition and liquidity, (xxv) legislation/regulation related to environmental and health and safety matters and corporate social responsibility could negatively impact our operations and financial performance, (xxvi) product liability claims and other legal proceedings could adversely affect our operations and financial performance, (xxvii) we may incur fines or penalties, damage to our reputation or other adverse consequences if our employees, agents or business partners violate, or are alleged to have violated, anti-bribery, competition or other laws, (xxviii) changing climate, global climate change regulations and greenhouse gas effects may adversely affect our operations and financial performance, (xxix) we may be unable to achieve our greenhouse gas emission reduction targets by 2030.

The risks described above are not all-inclusive, and given these and other possible risks and uncertainties, investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results. For a detailed discussion of the most significant risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those forecasted, projected or anticipated, see "Risk Factors" in Part I, Item 1A of our most recently filed Form 10-K and our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

All forward-looking statements made in this news release are expressly qualified in their entirety by reference to such risk factors. Except to the limited extent required by applicable law, we undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

 

GREIF, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
UNAUDITED



Three months ended July 31,


Nine months ended July 31,

(in millions, except per share amounts)

2022


2021


2022


2021

Net sales

$         1,622.1


$         1,490.8


$         4,853.7


$         3,977.9

Cost of products sold

1,275.2


1,172.0


3,878.4


3,181.0

Gross profit

346.9


318.8


975.3


796.9

Selling, general and administrative expenses

141.6


142.6


440.6


423.7

Restructuring charges

3.1


3.7


10.3


18.8

Integration related costs

2.2


2.4


5.8


6.2

Non-cash asset impairment charges

0.7



63.1


1.5

Gain on disposal of properties, plants and equipment, net

(6.4)


(3.0)


(8.1)


(1.3)

Gain on disposal of businesses, net



(4.2)


Timberland gains, net




(95.7)

Operating profit

205.7


173.1


467.8


443.7

Interest expense, net

14.0


23.9


44.3


75.8

Non-cash pension settlement charges


0.4



9.0

Debt extinguishment charges



25.4


Other expense (income), net

7.3


(0.6)


4.9


2.2

Income before income tax expense and equity earnings of unconsolidated affiliates, net

184.4


149.4


393.2


356.7

Income tax expense

39.9


33.1


105.4


56.5

Equity earnings of unconsolidated affiliates, net of tax

(1.6)


(2.1)


(3.6)


(3.1)

Net income

146.1


118.4


291.4


303.3

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

(4.3)


(5.4)


(14.2)


(17.1)

Net income attributable to Greif, Inc.

$             141.8


$             113.0


$             277.2


$             286.2

Basic earnings per share attributable to Greif, Inc. common shareholders:








Class A common stock

$               2.38


$               1.90


$               4.66


$               4.81

Class B common stock

$               3.58


$               2.85


$               6.98


$               7.21

Diluted earnings per share attributable to Greif, Inc. common shareholders:








Class A common stock

$               2.36


$               1.89


$               4.63


$               4.80

Class B common stock

$               3.58


$               2.85


$               6.98


$               7.21

Shares used to calculate basic earnings per share attributable to Greif, Inc. common shareholders:








Class A common stock

26.2


26.6


26.5


26.5

Class B common stock

22.0


22.0


22.0


22.0

Shares used to calculate diluted earnings per share attributable to Greif, Inc. common shareholders:








Class A common stock

26.6


26.7


26.7


26.6

Class B common stock

22.0


22.0


22.0


22.0

 

GREIF, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
UNAUDITED 


(in millions)

July 31, 2022


October 31, 2021

ASSETS




Current assets




Cash and cash equivalents

$              127.5


$              124.6

Trade accounts receivable

868.7


889.5

Inventories

478.5


499.2

Other current assets

173.0


150.8


1,647.7


1,664.1

Long-term assets




Goodwill

1,472.9


1,515.4

Intangible assets

596.7


648.4

Operating lease assets

253.2


289.4

Other long-term assets

228.5


177.3


2,551.3


2,630.5

Properties, plants and equipment

1,427.1


1,521.2


$           5,626.1


$           5,815.8

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY




Current liabilities




Accounts payable

$              642.1


$              704.5

Short-term borrowings

21.7


50.5

Current portion of long-term debt

50.9


120.3

Current portion of operating lease liabilities

49.4


54.0

Other current liabilities

351.9


384.8


1,116.0


1,314.1

Long-term liabilities




Long-term debt

1,986.1


2,054.8

Operating lease liabilities

206.7


239.5

Other long-term liabilities

563.7


607.7


2,756.5


2,902.0





Redeemable noncontrolling interests

17.0


24.1

Equity




Total Greif, Inc. equity

1,701.1


1,514.3

Noncontrolling interests

35.5


61.3

Total equity

1,736.6


1,575.6


$          5,626.1


$          5,815.8

 

GREIF, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
UNAUDITED



Three months ended July 31,


Nine months ended July 31,

(in millions)

2022


2021


2022


2021

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:








Net income

$            146.1


$            118.4


$            291.4


$            303.3

Depreciation, depletion and amortization

51.4


58.1


165.4


176.2

Asset impairments

0.7



63.1


1.5

Pension settlement charges


0.4



9.0

Timberland gains, net




(95.7)

Other non-cash adjustments to net income

0.3


8.0


6.2


(5.3)

Debt extinguishment charges



22.6


Operating working capital changes

21.8


(94.8)


(99.4)


(138.8)

Decrease in cash from changes in other assets and liabilities

(11.0)


4.8


(78.4)


8.5

Net cash provided by operating activities

209.3


94.9


370.9


258.7

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:








Purchases of properties, plants and equipment

(37.2)


(36.5)


(112.2)


(94.2)

Purchases of and investments in timber properties

0.5


(4.9)


(4.6)


(7.4)

Proceeds on the sale of timberlands, net




145.1

Collections of receivables held in special purpose entities




50.9

Payments for issuance of loans receivable




(15.0)

Proceeds from the sale of properties, plant and equipment and businesses, net

8.7



156.2


Other


9.3


(4.7)


6.8

Net cash (used) provided by investing activities

(28.0)


(32.1)


34.7


86.2

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:








Proceeds on long-term debt, net

(37.1)


(38.2)


(149.4)


(225.2)

Dividends paid to Greif, Inc. shareholders

(27.4)


(26.2)


(82.0)


(78.4)

Payments for liabilities held in special purpose entities




(43.3)

Payments for debt extinguishment and issuance costs



(20.8)


Payments for share repurchases

(60.0)



(60.0)


Forward contract for accelerated share repurchases

(15.0)



(15.0)


Other

(7.2)


(2.3)


(16.6)


(7.2)

Net cash used in financing activities

(146.7)


(66.7)


(343.8)


(354.1)

Effects of exchange rates on cash

(15.8)


(6.7)


(58.9)


3.1

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

18.8


(10.6)


2.9


(6.1)

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

108.7


110.4


124.6


105.9

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

$            127.5


$               99.8


$            127.5


$               99.8

 

GREIF, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES
FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS BY SEGMENT
UNAUDITED



Three months ended July 31,


Nine months ended July 31,

(in millions)

2022


2021


2022


2021

Net sales:








Global Industrial Packaging

$            906.7


$            907.8


$         2,827.5


$         2,365.1

Paper Packaging & Services

710.2


578.8


2,009.5


1,596.7

Land Management

5.2


4.2


16.7


16.1

Total net sales

$         1,622.1


$         1,490.8


$         4,853.7


$         3,977.9

Gross profit:








Global Industrial Packaging

$            177.7


$            199.4


$            540.1


$            499.8

Paper Packaging & Services

167.3


118.0


428.9


291.5

Land Management

1.9


1.4


6.3


5.6

Total gross profit

$            346.9


$            318.8


$            975.3


$            796.9

Operating profit:








Global Industrial Packaging

$            107.2


$            122.0


$            246.2


$            252.4

Paper Packaging & Services

96.7


47.5


215.1


89.1

Land Management

1.8


3.6


6.5


102.2

Total operating profit

$            205.7


$            173.1


$            467.8


$            443.7

EBITDA(8):








Global Industrial Packaging

$            118.3


$            145.0


$            301.1


$            315.9

Paper Packaging & Services

130.6


84.1


322.1


191.1

Land Management

2.5


4.4


8.7


104.8

Total EBITDA

$            251.4


$            233.5


$            631.9


$            611.8

Adjusted EBITDA(9):








Global Industrial Packaging

$            117.1


$            146.2


$            362.2


$            331.9

Paper Packaging & Services

131.8


89.9


329.7


214.3

Land Management

2.1


1.7


6.9


6.7

Total adjusted EBITDA

$            251.0


$            237.8


$            698.8


$            552.9

(8)

EBITDA is defined as net income, plus interest expense, net, plus income tax expense, plus depreciation, depletion and amortization. However, because the Company does not calculate net income by segment, this table calculates EBITDA by segment with reference to operating profit by segment, which, as demonstrated in the table of Consolidated EBITDA, is another method to achieve the same result. See the reconciliations in the table of Segment EBITDA.

(9)

Adjusted EBITDA is defined as net income, plus interest expense, net, plus debt extinguishment charges, plus income tax expense, plus depreciation, depletion and amortization expense, plus restructuring charges, plus integration related costs, plus non-cash asset impairment charges, plus non-cash pension settlement charges, plus incremental COVID-19 costs, net, plus gain on disposal of properties, plants, equipment and businesses, net, plus timberland gains, net.

 

GREIF, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES
GAAP TO NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION
CONSOLIDATED ADJUSTED EBITDA
UNAUDITED



Three months ended July 31,


Nine months ended July 31,

(in millions)

2022


2021


2022


2021

Net income

$            146.1


$            118.4


$          291.4


$          303.3

Plus: Interest expense, net

14.0


23.9


44.3


75.8

Plus: Debt extinguishment charges



25.4


Plus: Income tax expense

39.9


33.1


105.4


56.5

Plus: Depreciation, depletion and amortization expense

51.4


58.1


165.4


176.2

EBITDA

$            251.4


$            233.5


$          631.9


$          611.8

Net income

$            146.1


$            118.4


$          291.4


$          303.3

Plus: Interest expense, net

14.0


23.9


44.3


75.8

Plus: Debt extinguishment charges



25.4


Plus: Income tax expense

39.9


33.1


105.4


56.5

Plus: Non-cash pension settlement charges


0.4



9.0

Plus: Other expense (income), net

7.3


(0.6)


4.9


2.2

Plus: Equity earnings of unconsolidated affiliates, net of tax

(1.6)


(2.1)


(3.6)


(3.1)

Operating profit

$            205.7


$            173.1


$          467.8


$          443.7

Less: Non-cash pension settlement charges


0.4



9.0

Less: Other expense (income), net

7.3


(0.6)


4.9


2.2

Less: Equity earnings of unconsolidated affiliates, net of tax

(1.6)


(2.1)


(3.6)


(3.1)

Plus: Depreciation, depletion and amortization expense

51.4


58.1


165.4


176.2

EBITDA

$            251.4


$            233.5


$          631.9


$          611.8

Plus: Restructuring charges

3.1


3.7


10.3


18.8

Plus: Integration related costs

2.2


2.4


5.8


6.2

Plus: Non-cash asset impairment charges

0.7



63.1


1.5

Plus: Non-cash pension settlement charges


0.4



9.0

Plus: Incremental COVID-19 costs, net (10)


0.8



2.6

Plus: Gain on disposal of properties, plants, equipment, and businesses, net

(6.4)


(3.0)


(12.3)


(1.3)

Plus: Timberland gains, net




(95.7)

Adjusted EBITDA

$            251.0


$            237.8


$          698.8


$          552.9

(10)

Incremental COVID-19 costs, net includes costs directly attributable to COVID-19 such as costs incurred for incremental cleaning and sanitation efforts and employee safety measures, offset by economic relief received from foreign governments.

 

GREIF, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES
GAAP TO NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION
SEGMENT ADJUSTED EBITDA(11)
UNAUDITED



Three months ended July 31,


Nine months ended July 31,

(in millions)

2022


2021


2022


2021

Global Industrial Packaging








Operating profit

107.2


122.0


246.2


252.4

Less: Other expense (income), net

7.6


(0.6)


5.2


2.1

Less: Equity earnings of unconsolidated affiliates, net of tax

(1.6)


(2.1)


(3.6)


(3.1)

Less: Non-cash pension settlement charges


0.3



0.3

Plus: Depreciation and amortization expense

17.1


20.6


56.5


62.8

EBITDA

$         118.3


$         145.0


$         301.1


$         315.9

Plus: Restructuring charges

1.5


1.6


6.3


14.6

Plus: Integration related costs

0.3



0.3


Plus: Non-cash asset impairment charges



62.4


1.5

Plus: Incremental COVID-19 costs, net


0.5



1.3

Plus: Non-cash pension settlement charges


0.3



0.3

Plus: Gain on disposal of properties, plants, equipment and businesses, net

(3.0)


(1.2)


(7.9)


(1.7)

Adjusted EBITDA

$         117.1


$         146.2


$         362.2


$         331.9

Paper Packaging & Services








Operating profit

96.7


47.5


215.1


89.1

Less: Non-cash pension settlement charges


0.1



8.7

Less: Other (income) expense, net

(0.3)



(0.3)


0.1

Plus: Depreciation and amortization expense

33.6


36.7


106.7


110.8

EBITDA

$         130.6


$           84.1


$         322.1


$         191.1

Plus: Restructuring charges

1.6


2.1


4.0


4.1

Plus: Integration related costs

1.9


2.4


5.5


6.2

Plus: Non-cash asset impairment charges

0.7



0.7


Plus: Non-cash pension settlement charges


0.1



8.7

Plus: Incremental COVID-19 costs, net


0.3



1.3

Plus: (Gain) loss on disposal of properties, plants, equipment and businesses, net

(3.0)


0.9


(2.6)


2.9

Adjusted EBITDA

$         131.8


$           89.9


$         329.7


$         214.3

Land Management








Operating profit

1.8


3.6


6.5


102.2

Plus: Depreciation and depletion expense

0.7


0.8


2.2


2.6

EBITDA

$             2.5


$             4.4


$             8.7


$         104.8

Plus: Restructuring charges




0.1

Plus: Timberland gains




(95.7)

Plus: Gain on disposal of properties, plants, equipment and businesses, net

(0.4)


(2.7)


(1.8)


(2.5)

Adjusted EBITDA

$             2.1


$             1.7


$             6.9


$             6.7

Consolidated EBITDA

$         251.4


$         233.5


$         631.9


$         611.8

Consolidated adjusted EBITDA

$         251.0


$         237.8


$         698.8


$         552.9

(11)

Adjusted EBITDA is defined as net income, plus interest expense, net, plus debt extinguishment charges, plus income tax expense, plus depreciation, depletion and amortization expense, plus restructuring charges, plus integration related costs, plus non-cash asset impairment charges, plus non-cash pension settlement charges, plus incremental COVID-19 costs, net, plus (gain) loss on disposal of properties, plants, equipment and businesses, net, plus timberland gains, net. However, because the Company does not calculate net income by segment, this table calculates adjusted EBITDA by segment with reference to operating profit by segment, which, as demonstrated in the table of consolidated adjusted EBITDA, is another method to achieve the same result.

 

GREIF, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES
GAAP TO NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION
ADJUSTED FREE CASH FLOW(12)
UNAUDITED



Three months ended July 31,


Nine months ended July 31,

(in millions)

2022


2021


2022


2021

Net cash provided by operating activities

$         209.3


$           94.9


$         370.9


$         258.7

Cash paid for purchases of properties, plants and equipment

(37.2)


(36.5)


(112.2)


(94.2)

Free cash flow

$         172.1


$           58.4


$         258.7


$         164.5

Cash paid for integration related costs

2.2


2.4


5.8


6.2

Cash paid for incremental COVID-19 costs, net


0.7



2.6

Cash paid for integration related ERP systems

1.5


2.6


4.5


6.0

Cash paid for debt issuance costs(13)



2.8


Adjusted free cash flow

$         175.8


$           64.1


$         271.8


$         179.3

(12)

Adjusted free cash flow is defined as net cash provided by operating activities, less cash paid for purchases of properties, plants and equipment, plus cash paid for integration related costs, plus cash paid for incremental COVID-19 costs, net, plus cash paid for integration related ERP systems, plus cash paid for debt issuance costs.

(13)

Cash paid for debt issuance costs is defined as cash payments for debt issuance related expenses included within net cash used in operating activities.

 

GREIF, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES
GAAP TO NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION
NET INCOME, CLASS A EARNINGS PER SHARE AND TAX RATE BEFORE ADJUSTMENTS
UNAUDITED


(in millions, except for per share amounts)

Income before
Income Tax
(Benefit) Expense
and Equity
Earnings of
Unconsolidated
Affiliates, net


Income Tax
(Benefit) Expense


Equity
Earnings


Non-Controlling
Interest


Net Income
(Loss)
Attributable to
Greif, Inc.


Diluted
Class A
Earnings
Per Share


Tax Rate

Three months ended July 31, 2022

$               184.4


$     39.9


$     (1.6)


$          4.3


$   141.8


$    2.36


21.6 %

Restructuring charges

3.1


0.8




2.3


0.04



Integration related costs

2.2


0.5




1.7


0.02



Non-cash asset impairment charges

0.7





0.7




Gain on disposal of properties, plants, equipment and businesses, net

(6.4)


(1.6)




(4.8)


(0.07)



Excluding adjustments

$               184.0


$     39.6


$     (1.6)


$          4.3


$   141.7


$    2.35


21.5 %















Three months ended July 31, 2021

$               149.4


$     33.1


$     (2.1)


$          5.4


$   113.0


$    1.89


22.2 %

Restructuring charges

3.7


0.9




2.8


0.02



Integration related costs

2.4


0.6




1.8


0.03



Non-cash pension settlement charges

0.4





0.4


0.03



Incremental COVID-19 costs, net

0.8


0.1



0.2


0.5


0.01



Gain on disposal of properties, plants, equipment and businesses, net

(3.0)


(0.4)




(2.6)


(0.05)



Excluding adjustments

$               153.7


$     34.3


$     (2.1)


$          5.6


$   115.9


$    1.93


22.3 %















Nine months ended July 31, 2022

$               393.2


$   105.4


$     (3.6)


$        14.2


$   277.2


$    4.63


26.8 %

Restructuring charges

10.3


2.5




7.8


0.13



Debt extinguishment charges

25.4


6.2




19.2


0.32



Integration related costs

5.8


1.4




4.4


0.07



Non-cash asset impairment charges

63.1





63.1


1.05



Gain on disposal of properties, plants, equipment and businesses, net

(12.3)


(2.6)



(0.2)


(9.5)


(0.16)



Excluding adjustments

$               485.5


$   112.9


$     (3.6)


$        14.0


$   362.2


$    6.04


23.3 %















Nine months ended July 31, 2021

$               356.7


$     56.5


$     (3.1)


$        17.1


$   286.2


$    4.80


15.8 %

Restructuring charges

18.8


4.5



1.3


13.0


0.19



Integration related costs

6.2


1.5




4.7


0.08



Non-cash asset impairment charges

1.5


0.5



0.1


0.9


0.02



Non-cash pension settlement charges

9.0


2.1




6.9


0.12



Incremental COVID-19 costs, net

2.6


0.6



0.3


1.7


0.03



(Gain) loss on disposal of properties, plants, equipment and businesses, net

(1.3)


0.3




(1.6)


(0.03)



Timberland gains, net

(95.7)


(3.0)




(92.7)


(1.54)



Excluding adjustments

$               297.8


$     63.0


$     (3.1)


$        18.8


$   219.1


$    3.67


21.2 %

The impact of income tax expense and non-controlling interest on each adjustment is calculated based on tax rates and ownership percentages specific to each applicable entity.

 

GREIF, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES
GAAP TO NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION
NET DEBT
UNAUDITED 


(in millions)

July 31, 2022


April 30, 2022


July 31, 2021

Total debt

$                         2,058.7


$                         2,099.9


$                         2,267.6

Cash and cash equivalents

(127.5)


(108.7)


(99.8)

Net debt

$                         1,931.2


$                         1,991.2


$                         2,167.8

 

GREIF, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES
GAAP TO NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION
LEVERAGE RATIO
UNAUDITED 


Trailing twelve month credit agreement EBITDA

(in millions)

Trailing Twelve Months
Ended 7/31/2022

Trailing Twelve Months
Ended 4/30/2022

Trailing Twelve Months
Ended 7/31/2021

Net income

$                      401.3

$                      422.7

$                      351.3

Plus: Interest expense, net

61.2

71.1

101.8

Plus: Debt extinguishment charges

25.4

25.4

Plus: Income tax expense

118.5

62.6

75.0

Plus: Depreciation, depletion and amortization expense

223.6

230.3

236.3

EBITDA

$                      830.0

$                      812.1

$                      764.4

Plus: Restructuring charges

14.6

15.2

30.7

Plus: Integration related costs

8.7

8.9

9.7

Plus: Non-cash asset impairment charges

70.5

69.8

3.1

Plus: Non-cash pension settlement charges

0.1

0.5

9.4

Plus: Incremental COVID-19 costs, net

0.7

1.5

3.3

Plus: (Gain) loss on disposal of properties, plants, equipment, and businesses, net

(14.5)

(11.1)

(17.5)

Plus: Timberland gains, net

(95.7)

Adjusted EBITDA

$                      910.1

$                      896.9

$                      707.4

Credit agreement adjustments to EBITDA(14)

(24.0)

(36.7)

31.7

Credit agreement EBITDA

$                      886.1

$                      860.2

$                      739.1





Adjusted net debt

(in millions)

For the Period
Ended 7/31/2022

For the Period
Ended 4/30/2022

For the Period
Ended 7/31/2021

Total debt

$                   2,058.7

$                   2,099.9

$                   2,267.6

Cash and cash equivalents

(127.5)

(108.7)

(99.8)

Net debt

$                   1,931.2

$                   1,991.2

$                   2,167.8

Credit agreement adjustments to debt(15)

(164.8)

(165.5)

(88.4)

Adjusted net debt

$                   1,766.4

$                   1,825.7

$                   2,079.4





Leverage ratio

1.99x

2.12x

2.8x

(14)

Adjustments to EBITDA are specified by the 2022 Credit Agreement and include certain timberland gains, equity earnings of unconsolidated affiliates, net of tax, certain acquisition savings, deferred financing costs, capitalized interest, income and expense in connection with asset dispositions, and other items.

(15)

Adjustments to net debt are specified by the 2022 Credit Agreement and include the European accounts receivable program, letters of credit, and balances for swap contracts.

 

GREIF, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES
PROJECTED 2022 GUIDANCE RECONCILIATION
ADJUSTED FREE CASH FLOW
UNAUDITED



Fiscal 2022 Guidance Range

(in millions)

Scenario 1


Scenario 2

Net cash provided by operating activities

$                        545.2


$                       586.2

Cash paid for purchases of properties, plants and equipment

(145.0)


(160.0)

Free cash flow

$                        400.2


$                       426.2

Cash paid for integration related costs

6.0


8.0

Cash paid for integration related ERP systems

6.0


8.0

Cash paid for debt issuance costs

2.8


2.8

Adjusted free cash flow

$                        415.0


$                       445.0

 

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