|Sunora Foods Q3 Financial Statement with MD&A (Ending September 30th 2016)|
Common Shares: 42,254,332
Insider/Institutional Holdings: 71% total, as per information circular. CEO holds 52%
Accounts Receivable: $1,233,869
Prepaid Expenses: $3,911
Income Tax Installments: $74,503
Deferred Tax: $147,974
Total Assets: $5,239,051
Accounts Payable: $1,232,809
Customer Deposits: $99,613
Total Liabilities: $1,332,422
Note: Sales in Q4 2015, Q1/Q2 2016 were affected by a co-packer issue. This meant that Sunora Foods were required to find other means of distribution, hence hurting sales and margins during those 9 months. This is now resolved, see MD&A below. As well, sales are up year over year even after co-packer setback.
Q3 Sales - $3,281,156 ($2,451,477 in 2015)
9 Month Sales - $8,804,308 ($8,452,570 in 2015)
Q3 2016 Net Income - $122,872
Q2 2016 Net Income - $55,615
Q1 2016 Net Income - $24,971
Net Income for 2015 - $502,182 (Q4 was a loss of $54,000 due to start of co-packer issue)
Net Income for 2014 - $189,073
(Company was private until 2014)
In the third quarter of 2016, sales increased 15.7% due to an increase in bulk oil sales in comparison to the second quarter. In the second quarter of 2016, sales had increased 5.5% due to some increase in bulk oil sales in comparison to the first quarter. Sales for the first quarter of 2016 were 12.6% higher than the fourth quarter of 2015. Sales for the fourth quarter of 2015 were 2.6% lower than the third quarter of 2015 due to a decrease in overseas sales. 2015 third quarter sales were 24% lower than the second quarter of 2015; second quarter 5 sales were 18% higher than first quarter of 2015.
Sunora's sales to the United States have recently trended higher in proportion to sales in Canada. Overseas markets are generally continuing to grow, although international sales were adversely impacted in the first six months by short term conditions. Sales in Canada declined in this nine month period compared to the same period last year due to reduced bulk oil shipments in Canada. The growth of sales in emerging markets is due to a trend in greater awareness of healthy food choices in an expanding middle class. Overseas sales are continuing to grow.
Sunora had 4.2% higher sales for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2016 than the comparative nine month period. Sales were somewhat adversely impacted by delivery issues with a key co-packer. The $203,458 of net income and comprehensive income in the nine months ended September 30, 2016 was 63% lower than the same period of 2015. This was primarily a result of a foreign exchange loss of $45,823, as opposed to a foreign exchange gain of $165,229 in the comparative period. Gross margin declined from 11.2% to 8.9% at least partly because of delivery issues with a co-packer.
Cost of sales consists of purchases of crude and refined oil, packaging, freight and custom duties. Sunora achieved a gross margin of 10% in the three months ended September 30, 2016, compared to 12.9% in the three months ended September 30, 2015. Gross margin for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 were 8.9% compared to 11.2% for the nine months ended September 30, 2015. These margins were impacted by delivery issues with a co-packer.
The Company's target Working Capital Ratio (Current Assets divided by Current Liabilities, which is an indicator of its ability to finance its on-going operations) is 2:1. Current Assets comprise cash, accounts receivable, inventory, prepaid expenses and income tax recoverable; Current Liabilities include accounts payable, accrued liabilities and income taxes payable. The amounts of accounts receivable, inventory and accounts payable and accrued liabilities at a point in time are the direct result of sales and purchases and how the Company manages collections, supplier credit and inventory levels, which in turn is manifested in the available cash. At September 30, 2016, the Working Capital Ratio was 3.8:1 compared to 7.4:1 at December 31, 2015. The Company's business has been consistently managed with a strong working capital position which has enabled the Company to operate without debt. Additionally, the current nature of Sunora's operations has enabled it to expand without making capital investments. Therefore, the Company believes it is in a very favourable position to expand in the future.
Sunora maintains good relationships with customers in North America and overseas. These relationships continue to drive demand for food oil products from Canada, with Sunora well positioned to meet existing and additional demand. Management has focused on increasing visibility in emerging markets, with a specific focus on the economies in Asia, with a view to meet this increased demand for Canadian manufactured food oil products. Sunora’s operations are impacted by geopolitical situations that may hold up deliveries as was experienced in some recent quarters. As the middle class in these emerging economies demands higher quality and healthier foods, Sunora is well positioned to meet additional demand.
Management is actively identifying and analyzing operations that might increase gross margins for the Company. Prospective businesses considered include packagers and suppliers in the food oil industry. With each operation identified, a detailed review and analysis is undertaken by management. Specific focus is currently on packagers with operations in Canada that are looking for a strategic partner to expand international operations. Management is also actively considering possible new products that may benefit from new domestic and international markets. With the continuing positive momentum in the United States economy and new customers being added in Asia, Sunora is well placed for the future.