|Sunora Foods Inc. Year End Results. Financials + Management Discussion Highlights|
All information can be found at www.sedar.com
Common Shares: 42,254,332
Insider/Institutional Holdings: 71% total, as per information circular. CEO holds 52%
Accounts Receivable: $1,304,280
Prepaid Expenses: $31,285
GST Recoverable: $10,620
Income Tax Recoverable: $116,407
Deferred Tax Asset: $159,545
Total Assets: $5,263,467
Accounts Payable: $1,256,855
Customer Deposits: $72,502
Total Liabilities: $1,329,357
Net Loss: $121,636
**note** Sunora Foods made a profit of $238,065. However, this was lost due to a legal settlement from 2015. See MD&A Highlights for more information.
Sunora’s sales for the year ended December 31, 2017 were positively impacted by an increase of 13.9% over the previous year due to sales growth in the United States. The net comprehensive loss in the year ended December 31, 2017 of $135,795, compared to income $282,794 for the previous year, was principally due to the claim settled in quarter 2 of 2017. A foreign exchange loss of $60,100 was also incurred in 2017 compared to $33,456 in 2016. In addition, the total gross margin for the year ended December 31, 2017 declined by 12% from previous year despite the 13.9% increase in sales. The lower total gross margin can be attributed to a lower percentage of sales in packaged products that have a higher value added.
On December 31, 2015, a statement of claim was filed against the Corporation by one of its vendors who alleged that Sunora wilfully did not accept deliveries of soybean oil pursuant to a contractual arrangement. The vendor claimed USD $506,798 in damages relating to losses allegedly suffered. Sunora denied any responsibility for such a claim. However, subsequent to June 30, 2017, on the recommendation of legal counsel, management settled the claim for CDN $390,000 which was completed in late August 2017. The claim settlement comprises the full cost of the claim and the related legal fees which were accrued in the financial statements for the quarter ended June 30, 2017 and is reflected in the year ended December 31, 2017.
Sunora's sales to the United States have recently trended higher in comparison to sales in Canada. Overseas markets are continuing to grow and provide greater long term stability to sales. The growth of sales in emerging markets, with growing awareness of healthy food choices by the expanding middle classes, is a positive trend for Sunora. Overseas sales in the fourth quarter generally increase because of the timing of the New Year celebrations in Asia.
Sunora has increased sales over the years due to its marketing efforts. Sunora has established strong relationships with sales staff and given them more flexibility and support as mutual trust has developed in these relationships. In North America, Sunora has outstanding commissioned brokers who have introduced new customers to the Company. Sales to independent distributors have also grown for Sunora, mostly in countries overseas, which has given Sunora entry into many foreign markets.
Sales for the fourth quarter of 2017 were 14.6% higher than the third quarter of 2017 due to the increase in U.S. and overseas sales. Third quarter sales were 7.3% higher than the second quarter. Second quarter sales were 9% lower than first quarter
Cost of sales in the fourth quarter of 2017 was 14.8% higher than third quarter due to increased sales. Third quarter cost of sales was 9.3% higher than the second quarter due increased sales. Second quarter cost of sales was 10% lower than the first quarter due to 9% decrease in sales. Gross margin for the fourth quarter of 2017 was 6.2% compared to 6.4% for the third quarter. Second quarter gross margin was 8.0% compared to 6.7% for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017.
General and administration expenses were higher in the fourth quarter of 2017 due to various charges recorded at year end, including audit and accounting fees and profit sharing bonus. Net income for the fourth quarter was comparable to the third quarter. As a result of the settlement of a legal claim in the second quarter, there was a loss in the second quarter and it was substantially down from the first quarter.
Sunora maintains strong relationships with strategically located 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, however, may be impacted by geo-political situations that can hold up sales as was experienced in the fourth quarter of 2015. 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 sales and profitability 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. Management is also actively considering possible new products that may benefit from new domestic and international markets. With continuing strength in the United States economy and new customers being added in Asia, Sunora is well positioned to grow and increase its sales.
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Sunora Foods announces Year End & Q4 Sales Figures
2018-01-29 05:01 MT - News Release
January 29, 2018 / TheNewswire / CALGARY, ALBERTA. Sunora Foods Inc. (the " Corporation ") (TSX-V: SNF) is pleased to announce unaudited, preliminary sales figures for the fourth quarter and for the year ending December 31, 2017.
Sales Figures Q4 2017 and Year End (Y/E) 2017
With the recent conclusion of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership ("CPTPP") discussions, Sunora has enhanced marketing opportunities to increase sales for Sunora branded products, particularly its canola oil. The CPTPP countries have 495 million people and account for CAD $13.5 trillion or 13.5% of global gross domestic product ("GDP"). The government of Canada estimates that this agreement will benefit Canada by boosting domestic GDP by CAD $4.2 billion.
Sunora has made shipments to the following countries which are part of the CPTPP: Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and Vietnam.
Additional information on the CPTPP can be viewed at:
Sunora also recently initiated the delivery of Sunora branded sunflower oil from a major South American supplier to China. The delivery of this product occurred in Q1 2018, just prior to the Chinese New Year in China. It is expected that additional deliveries of sunflower oil will occur in 2018 and beyond.
About Sunora Foods
Sunora Foods is a Calgary, Alberta based food oil entity trading and supplying canola oil, corn oil, soybean oil, olive oil, and specialty oils in Canada and internationally under the "Sunora", "Sunera" and numerous private label brands.
For further information, please contact:
T: (403) 617-7609
Chief Executive Officer and President
T: (403) 247-8300
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