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Darling Ingredients Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2023 Results

November 7, 2023

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Darling Ingredients Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2023 Results

IRVING, Texas-- Darling Ingredients Inc. (NYSE: DAR) reported net income of $125.0 million, or $0.77 per diluted share for third quarter of 2023, compared to net income of $191.1 million, or $1.17 per diluted share, for third quarter of 2022. The company also reported net sales of $1.6 billion for the third quarter of 2023, compared with net sales of $1.7 billion for the same period a year ago.

"Our core business continues to perform extremely well. We had seasonally strong performance during the third quarter and were able to return gross margins to pre-acquisition levels," said Randall C. Stuewe, Darling Ingredients Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "The company has good momentum as we close out the year and is well positioned heading into 2024."

For the nine months ended Sept. 30, 2023, Darling Ingredients reported net sales of $5.2 billion, compared to net sales of $4.8 billion for the same period in 2022. Net income for the first nine months of 2023 was $563.2 million, or $3.47 per diluted share, as compared to net income of $581.1 million, or $3.54 per diluted share, for the first nine months of 2022.

Diamond Green Diesel (DGD) sold 266.8 million gallons of renewable diesel for the third quarter 2023 at an average of $0.65 per gallon EBITDA. Year-to-date, DGD has sold 910.0 million gallons of renewable diesel at an average of $1.02 per gallon EBITDA. During the third quarter, Darling Ingredients received $62.2 million in cash dividends from the joint venture, and $163.6 million in cash dividends year to date.

"Extreme volatility in the global petroleum market and swift declines in RINs and LCFS prices created headwinds in our Fuel business during 3Q," Stuewe said. "A recent decline in fat prices have shown that new renewable diesel capacity is not coming on line as soon as projected. Despite these headwinds, DGD is still performing above investment case returns."

Combined adjusted EBITDA for the third quarter 2023 was $334.3 million, compared to $394.7 million for the same period in 2022. On a year-to-date basis, combined adjusted EBITDA totaled $1.26 billion, as compared to $1.13 billion for the same period in 2022.

As of Sept. 30, 2023, Darling Ingredients had $119.0 million in cash and cash equivalents, and $1 billion available under its committed revolving credit agreement. Total debt outstanding as of Sept. 30, 2023, was $4.4 billion. The leverage ratio as measured by the company's bank covenant was 3.25X as of Sept. 30, 2023. Capital expenditures were $146.2 million for the third quarter 2023, and $380.6 million for the first nine months ended Sept. 30, 2023.

The company guidance for fiscal year 2023 is $1.6 to $1.7 billion combined adjusted EBITDA.

About Darling Ingredients
Darling Ingredients Inc. (NYSE: DAR) is the largest publicly traded company turning edible by-products and food waste into sustainable products and a leading producer of renewable energy. Recognized as a sustainability leader, the company operates more than 260 facilities in 17 countries and repurposes approximately 15% of the world's meat industry waste streams into value-added products, such as green energy, renewable diesel, collagen, fertilizer, animal proteins and meals, and pet food ingredients. To learn more, visit darlingii.com. 

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