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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549
______________________
FORM 8-K
CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of The
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 6, 2020
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BellRing Brands, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware
001-39093
83-4096323
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
 
 
 
 
2503 S. Hanley Road
St. Louis
Missouri
63144
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (314) 644-7600
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
    Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
    Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
    Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
    Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Trading Symbol(s)
Name of each exchange on which registered
Class A Common Stock, $0.01 par value per share
BRBR
New York Stock Exchange
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
Emerging growth company x
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. x
 




Item 2.02.    Results of Operation and Financial Condition.
On February 6, 2020, BellRing Brands, Inc. issued a press release announcing results for its first fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2019 and providing a financial outlook for fiscal year 2020. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.

The information contained in Item 2.02 and Exhibit 99.1 attached hereto shall not be deemed to be "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference into any filings under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.

Item 9.01.    Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits
Exhibit No.
Description
 
 
99.1


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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
Date: February 6, 2020
BellRing Brands, Inc.
 
(Registrant)
 
 
 
 
By:
/s/ Paul A. Rode
 
Name:
Paul A. Rode
 
Title:
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer



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Exhibit


Exhibit 99.1
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BellRing Brands Reports Results for the First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2020
St. Louis - February 6, 2020 - BellRing Brands, Inc. (NYSE:BRBR) (“BellRing”), a holding company operating in the global convenient nutrition category, today reported results for the first fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2019.
Highlights:
Net sales of $244.0 million
Operating profit of $49.3 million; net earnings available to Class A common stockholders of $6.0 million and Adjusted EBITDA of $58.6 million
Reaffirmed fiscal year 2020 net sales guidance of $1.00-$1.05 billion; Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP) guidance of $192-$202 million
First Quarter Operating Results
Net sales were $244.0 million, an increase of 31.3%, or $58.2 million, compared to the prior year period. Premier Protein net sales increased 45.0%, with volumes increasing 38.4%, primarily driven by distribution gains for ready-to-drink (“RTD”) protein shakes, lapping short-term RTD protein shake capacity constraints in the first quarter of 2019 and higher average net selling prices. Dollar consumption of Premier Protein RTD shakes increased 27.5% in the 13-week period ended December 28, 2019 as compared to the same period in 2018 (per Nielsen Total US xAOC including Convenience).
Dymatize net sales declined 9.9%, with volumes down 3.9%, driven by higher club volumes in the prior year period associated with promotional activity that did not recur. PowerBar net sales declined 11.8%, with volumes declining 28.4%, primarily driven by product discontinuations in North America, consistent with BellRing’s strategy to optimize the North American PowerBar portfolio focusing on its most successful product offerings.
Gross profit was $91.3 million, or 37.4% of net sales, an increase of 39.2%, or $25.7 million, compared to the prior year period gross profit of $65.6 million, or 35.3% of net sales.
Selling, general and administrative (“SG&A”) expenses were $36.5 million, or 15.0% of net sales, an increase of $9.3 million compared to the prior year period SG&A expenses of $27.2 million, or 14.6% of net sales. SG&A expenses in the first quarter of 2020 and 2019 included $1.5 million and $1.2 million, respectively, of separation costs to effect BellRing’s separation from Post Holdings, Inc. (“Post”) and to support BellRing’s transition into a separate stand-alone entity, which was treated as an adjustment for non-GAAP measures. SG&A expenses in the first quarter of 2020 and 2019 included public company costs and separate stand-alone company costs of $3.2 million (of which $1.4 million was stock-based compensation which was treated as an adjustment for non-GAAP measures) and $1.1 million (of which $0.5 million was stock-based compensation which was treated as an adjustment for non-GAAP measures), respectively.
Operating profit was $49.3 million, an increase of 49.8%, or $16.4 million, compared to the prior year period operating profit of $32.9 million.
Interest expense, net was $11.6 million in the first quarter of 2020 and related to debt borrowed in connection with the creation of BellRing’s capital structure in the first quarter of 2020. No interest expense was recorded in the first quarter of 2019.
Income tax expense was $5.9 million in the first quarter of 2020, an effective income tax rate of 15.6%, compared to an expense of $7.8 million in the first quarter of 2019, an effective income tax rate of 23.7%. In the first quarter of 2020, the

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effective income tax rate differed significantly from the statutory rate primarily as a result of taking into account for U.S. federal income tax purposes a 28.8% distributive share of the items of income, gain, loss and deduction of BellRing Brands, LLC (“BellRing LLC”) in the period subsequent to the initial public offering (the “IPO”).
Net earnings available to Class A common stockholders were $6.0 million in the first quarter of 2020 compared to zero in the prior year period. Net earnings available to Class A common stockholders in the first quarter of 2020 excluded $25.8 million of net earnings attributable to the Company’s redeemable noncontrolling interest (“NCI”) compared to $25.1 million excluded in the prior year period. Net earnings per diluted share of Class A common stock were $0.15. Adjusted net earnings available to Class A common stockholders were $6.4 million, or $0.16 per diluted share of Class A common stock, compared to the prior year period Adjusted net earnings available to Class A common stockholders of zero.
Adjusted EBITDA was $58.6 million, an increase of 42.9%, or $17.6 million, compared to the prior year period Adjusted EBITDA of $41.0 million. Adjusted EBITDA in the first quarter of 2020 included an adjustment for the portion of BellRing LLC’s consolidated net earnings which was allocated to NCI, resulting in the calculation of Adjusted EBITDA including 100% of BellRing.
Basis of Presentation
On October 21, 2019, BellRing closed its IPO of 39.4 million shares of Class A common stock. Upon completion of the IPO and certain transactions completed in connection with the IPO, BellRing became the holding company for BellRing LLC (which became the holding company for Post’s historical Active Nutrition segment (“Active Nutrition”)). Effective October 21, 2019, BellRing allocates a portion of the consolidated net earnings of BellRing LLC to NCI reflecting the entitlement of Post to a portion of the consolidated net earnings. As of December 31, 2019, Post holds 71.2% of the economic interest of BellRing LLC. Prior to October 21, 2019, Post held 100% of the economic interest of BellRing LLC, which was allocated to the NCI.
For the period prior to the IPO, BellRing’s financial statements present the combined results of Active Nutrition which have been prepared on a stand-alone basis and are derived from the consolidated financial statements and accounting records of Post. The combined financial statements reflect the historical results of operations, financial position and cash flows of Active Nutrition and the allocation of certain Post corporate expenses relating to Active Nutrition based on the historical financial statements and accounting records of Post. In the opinion of management, the assumptions underlying the Active Nutrition historical combined financial statements, including the basis on which the expenses have been allocated from Post, were reasonable. However, the allocations may not reflect the expenses that BellRing may have incurred as a separate company for the period presented.
The historical financial results in this release for the first quarter of 2019 differ from the results of the BellRing Brands segment for the same period reported by Post. Reconciliations between the operating profit and Adjusted EBITDA as reported by BellRing in this release to the BellRing Brands segment profit and segment Adjusted EBITDA as reported by Post in Post’s first quarter 2020 earnings release are included later in this release.
Outlook
BellRing management continues to expect fiscal year 2020 net sales to range between $1.00-$1.05 billion, Adjusted EBITDA to range between $192-$202 million and capital expenditures of approximately $4 million.
BellRing provides Adjusted EBITDA guidance only on a non-GAAP basis and does not provide a reconciliation of its forward-looking Adjusted EBITDA non-GAAP guidance measure to the most directly comparable GAAP measure due to the inherent difficulty in forecasting and quantifying certain amounts that are necessary for such reconciliation, including adjustments that could be made for separation costs and other charges reflected in BellRing’s reconciliation of historical numbers, the amounts of which, based on historical experience, could be significant. For additional information regarding BellRing’s non-GAAP measures, see the related explanations presented under “Use of Non-GAAP Measures.”

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Use of Non-GAAP Measures
BellRing uses certain non-GAAP measures in this release to supplement the financial measures prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”). These non-GAAP measures include Adjusted net earnings, Adjusted diluted earnings per common share and Adjusted EBITDA. The reconciliation of each of these non-GAAP measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measure is provided later in this release under “Explanation and Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures.”
Management uses certain of these non-GAAP measures, including Adjusted EBITDA, as key metrics in the evaluation of underlying company performance, in making financial, operating and planning decisions and, in part, in the determination of cash bonuses for its executive officers and employees. Additionally, BellRing LLC is required to comply with certain covenants and limitations that are based on variations of EBITDA in BellRing LLC’s financing documents. Management believes the use of these non-GAAP measures provides increased transparency and assists investors in understanding the underlying operating performance of BellRing and in the analysis of ongoing operating trends. Non-GAAP measures are not prepared in accordance with GAAP, as they exclude certain items as described later in this release. These non-GAAP measures may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies. For additional information regarding BellRing’s non-GAAP measures, see the related explanations provided under “Explanation and Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures” later in this release.
BellRing Conference Call to Discuss Earnings Results and Outlook
BellRing will host a conference call on Friday, February 7, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. EST to discuss financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2020 and fiscal year 2020 outlook and to respond to questions. Darcy H. Davenport, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Paul A. Rode, Chief Financial Officer, will participate in the call.
Interested parties may join the conference call by dialing (833) 954-1568 in the United States and (409) 216-6583 from outside of the United States. The conference identification number is 6897520. Interested parties are invited to listen to the webcast of the conference call, which can be accessed by visiting the Investor Relations section of BellRing’s website at www.bellring.com.
A replay of the conference call will be available through Friday, February 21, 2020 by dialing (800) 585-8367 in the United States and (404) 537-3406 from outside of the United States and using the conference identification number 6897520. A webcast replay also will be available for a limited period on BellRing’s website in the Investor Relations section.
Prospective Financial Information
Prospective financial information is necessarily speculative in nature, and it can be expected that some or all of the assumptions underlying the prospective financial information described above will not materialize or will vary significantly from actual results. For further discussion of some of the factors that may cause actual results to vary materially from the information provided above, see “Forward-Looking Statements” below. Accordingly, the prospective financial information provided above is only an estimate of what BellRing’s management believes is realizable as of the date of this release. It also should be recognized that the reliability of any forecasted financial data diminishes the farther in the future that the data is forecast. In light of the foregoing, the information should be viewed in context and undue reliance should not be placed upon it.
Forward-Looking Statements
Certain matters discussed in this release and on BellRing’s conference call are forward-looking statements, including BellRing’s net sales, Adjusted EBITDA and capital expenditures outlook for fiscal year 2020. These forward-looking statements are sometimes identified from the use of forward-looking words such as “believe,” “should,” “could,” “potential,” “continue,” “expect,” “project,” “estimate,” “predict,” “anticipate,” “aim,” “intend,” “plan,” “forecast,” “target,” “is likely,” “will,” “can,” “may,” “would” or the negative of these terms or similar expressions, and include all statements regarding future performance, earnings projections, events or developments. There are a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements made herein. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the following:

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BellRing’s dependence on sales from its RTD protein shakes;
BellRing’s dependence on a limited number of third party contract manufacturers and suppliers for the manufacturing of most of its products, including one manufacturer for the substantial majority of its RTD protein shakes;
BellRing’s operation in a category with strong competition;
BellRing’s reliance on a limited number of third party suppliers to provide certain ingredients and packaging;
higher freight costs, significant volatility in the costs or availability of certain commodities (including raw materials and packaging used to manufacture BellRing’s products) or higher energy costs;
disruptions in BellRing’s supply chain, changes in weather conditions and other events beyond its control;
consolidation in BellRing’s distribution channels;
BellRing’s ability to anticipate and respond to changes in consumer and customer preferences and trends and to introduce new products;
BellRing’s ability to maintain favorable perceptions of its brands;
BellRing’s ability to expand existing market penetration and enter into new markets;
allegations that BellRing’s products cause injury or illness, product recalls and withdrawals and product liability claims and other litigation;
legal and regulatory factors, such as compliance with existing laws and regulations and changes to and new laws and regulations affecting BellRing’s business, including current and future laws and regulations regarding food safety and advertising;
BellRing’s high leverage, BellRing’s ability to obtain additional financing (including both secured and unsecured debt) and BellRing’s ability to service its outstanding debt (including covenants that restrict the operation of its business);
BellRing’s ability to manage its growth and to identify, complete and integrate any acquisitions or other strategic transactions;
fluctuations in BellRing’s business due to changes in its promotional activities and seasonality;
risks associated with BellRing’s international business;
risks related to BellRing’s ongoing relationship with Post, including Post’s control over BellRing and ability to control the direction of BellRing’s business, conflicts of interest or disputes that may arise between Post and BellRing and BellRing’s obligations under various agreements with Post, including under the tax receivable agreement;
the loss of, a significant reduction of purchases by or the bankruptcy of a major customer;
the ultimate impact litigation or other regulatory matters may have on BellRing;
the accuracy of BellRing’s market data and attributes and related information;
BellRing’s ability to attract and retain key employees;
economic downturns that limit customer and consumer demand for BellRing’s products;
disruptions in the United States and global capital and credit markets, changes in interest rates and fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates;
BellRing’s ability to protect its intellectual property and other assets;
costs, business disruptions and reputational damage associated with information technology failures, cybersecurity incidents and/or information security breaches;
risks associated with BellRing’s public company status, including BellRing’s ability to operate as a separate public company following the IPO and the additional expenses BellRing will incur to create the corporate infrastructure to operate as a public company;
changes in estimates in critical accounting judgments;
impairment in the carrying value of goodwill or other intangibles;
significant differences in BellRing’s actual operating results from any guidance BellRing may give regarding its performance;
BellRing’s ability to satisfy the requirements of Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002; and
other risks and uncertainties described in BellRing’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
These forward-looking statements represent BellRing’s judgment as of the date of this release. BellRing disclaims, however, any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

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About BellRing Brands, Inc.
BellRing Brands, Inc. is a rapidly growing leader in the global convenient nutrition category. Its primary brands, Premier Protein®, Dymatize® and PowerBar®, appeal to a broad range of consumers across all major product forms, including ready-to-drink protein shakes, powders and nutrition bars, and are distributed across a diverse network of channels including club, food, drug, mass, eCommerce, specialty and convenience. BellRing’s commitment to consumers is to strive to make highly effective products that deliver best-in-class nutritionals and superior taste. For more information, visit www.bellring.com.

Contact:
Investor Relations
Dan Callahan
dan.callahan@bellringbrands.com
(314) 219-1387
Media Relations
Lisa Hanly
lisa.hanly@bellringbrands.com
(314) 665-3180

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (Unaudited)
(in millions, except for per share data)
 
Three Months Ended
December 31,
 
2019
 
2018
Net Sales
$
244.0
 
 
$
185.8

 
Cost of goods sold
152.7
 
 
120.2
 
 
Gross Profit
91.3
 
 
65.6
 
 
Selling, general and administrative expenses
36.5
 
 
27.2
 
 
Amortization of intangible assets
5.5
 
 
5.5
 
 
Operating Profit
49.3
 
 
32.9
 
 
Interest expense, net
11.6
 
 
 
 
Earnings before Income Taxes
37.7
 
 
32.9
 
 
Income tax expense
5.9
 
 
7.8
 
 
Net Earnings Including Redeemable Noncontrolling Interest
31.8
 
 
25.1
 
 
Less: Net earnings attributable to redeemable noncontrolling interest
25.8
 
 
25.1
 
 
Net Earnings Available to Class A Common Stockholders
$
6.0
 
 
$

 
 
 
 
 
Earnings per share of Class A Common Stock:
 
 
 
Basic
$
0.15
 
 
 
 
Diluted
$
0.15
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Weighted-Average Shares of Class A Common Stock Outstanding:
 
 
 
Basic
39.4
 
 
 
 
Diluted
39.4
 
 
 
 

RECONCILIATION OF OPERATING PROFIT, AS REPORTED BY BELLRING,
TO BELLRING BRANDS SEGMENT PROFIT, AS REPORTED BY POST (Unaudited)
(in millions)
 
Three Months Ended
December 31, 2018
Operating profit, as reported by BellRing
$
32.9
 
Allocated costs (1)
2.3
 
BellRing Brands segment profit, as reported by Post
$
35.2
 
 
 
(1) Allocated costs are general and administrative costs that are attributable to BellRing and have been allocated by Post to BellRing. BellRing includes these costs in its SG&A expenses and Operating Profit measures in its Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations. Post classifies these costs as unallocated corporate expenses, which are reported by Post in general corporate expenses and other.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (Unaudited)
(in millions)
 
December 31, 2019
 
September 30, 2019
ASSETS
Current Assets
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
29.9

 
 
$
5.5

 
Receivables, net
94.0
 
 
 
68.4
 
 
Inventories
150.2
 
 
 
138.2
 
 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets
14.0
 
 
 
7.4
 
 
Total Current Assets
288.1
 
 
 
219.5
 
 
 
 
 
 
Property, net
10.6
 
 
 
11.7
 
 
Goodwill
65.9
 
 
 
65.9
 
 
Other intangible assets, net
291.0
 
 
 
296.5
 
 
Other assets
15.3
 
 
 
0.9
 
 
Total Assets
$
670.9

 
 
$
594.5

 
 
 
 
 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Current Liabilities
 
 
 
Current portion of long-term debt
$
35.0

 
 
$

 
Accounts payable
46.5
 
 
 
61.7
 
 
Other current liabilities
25.9
 
 
 
31.0
 
 
Total Current Liabilities
107.4
 
 
 
92.7
 
 
 
 
 
 
Long-term debt
723.8
 
 
 
 
 
Deferred income taxes
17.2
 
 
 
14.1
 
 
Other liabilities
25.5
 
 
 
1.3
 
 
Total Liabilities
873.9
 
 
 
108.1
 
 
 
 
 
 
Redeemable noncontrolling interest
2,075.2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stockholders’ Equity
 
 
 
Preferred stock
 
 
 
 
 
Common stock
0.4
 
 
 
 
 
Additional paid-in capital
0.3
 
 
 
 
 
Accumulated deficit
(2,276.9
 
)
 
 
 
Net investment of Post Holdings, Inc.
 
 
 
489.0
 
 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss
(2.0
 
)
 
(2.6
 
)
Total Stockholders’ Equity
(2,278.2
 
)
 
486.4
 
 
Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity
$
670.9

 
 
$
594.5

 


SELECTED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED CASH FLOW INFORMATION (Unaudited)
(in millions)
 
Three Months Ended
December 31,
 
2019
 
2018
Cash provided by (used in):
 
 
 
Operating activities
$
(24.9
)
 
$
5.9
 
Investing activities
(0.7
)
 
(1.0
)
Financing activities
49.9
 
 
(6.4
)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents
0.1
 
 
(0.2
)
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents
$
24.4
 
 
$
(1.7
)




EXPLANATION AND RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP MEASURES
BellRing uses certain non-GAAP measures in this release to supplement the financial measures prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”). These non-GAAP measures include Adjusted net earnings, Adjusted diluted earnings per common share and Adjusted EBITDA. The reconciliation of each of these non-GAAP measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measure is provided in the tables following this section. Non-GAAP measures are not prepared in accordance with GAAP, as they exclude certain items as described below. These non-GAAP measures may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies.
Adjusted net earnings available to Class A common stockholders and Adjusted diluted earnings per share of Class A Common Stock
BellRing believes Adjusted net earnings available to Class A common stockholders and Adjusted diluted earnings per share of Class A Common Stock are useful to investors in evaluating BellRing’s operating performance because they exclude items that affect the comparability of BellRing’s financial results and could potentially distort an understanding of the trends in business performance.
Adjusted net earnings available to Class A common stockholders and Adjusted diluted earnings per share of Class A Common Stock are adjusted for the following items:
a.
Separation costs: BellRing has excluded certain expenses incurred to effect its separation from Post and to support its transition into a separate stand-alone entity as the amount and frequency of such adjustments are not consistent. Additionally, BellRing believes that these costs do not reflect expected ongoing future operating expenses and do not contribute to a meaningful evaluation of BellRing’s current operating performance or comparisons of BellRing’s operating performance to other periods.
b.
Income tax: BellRing has included the income tax impact of the non-GAAP adjustments using a rate described in the footnote of the reconciliation table, as BellRing believes that its GAAP effective income tax rate as reported is not representative of the income tax expense impact of the adjustments.
Adjusted EBITDA
BellRing believes that Adjusted EBITDA is useful to investors in evaluating BellRing’s operating performance and liquidity because (i) BellRing believes it is widely used to measure a company’s operating performance without regard to items such as depreciation and amortization, which can vary depending upon accounting methods and the book value of assets, (ii) it presents a measure of corporate performance exclusive of BellRing’s capital structure and the method by which the assets were acquired and (iii) it is a financial indicator of a company’s ability to service its debt, as BellRing LLC is required to comply with certain covenants and limitations that are based on variations of EBITDA in BellRing LLC’s financing documents. Management uses Adjusted EBITDA to provide forward-looking guidance to forecast future results.
Adjusted EBITDA reflects adjustments for income tax expense, interest expense, net and depreciation and amortization and adjustment for separation costs discussed above. Additionally, Adjusted EBITDA reflects adjustments for the following items:
c.
NCI adjustment: BellRing has included adjustments for the portion of its consolidated net earnings/loss which was allocated to NCI, allowing for the calculation of Adjusted EBITDA to include 100% of BellRing.
d.
Stock-based compensation: BellRing’s compensation strategy after the IPO includes the use of BellRing stock-based compensation to attract and retain executives and employees by aligning their long-term compensation interests with BellRing’s stockholders’ investment interests. BellRing’s compensation strategy prior to the IPO included the use of Post stock-based compensation to attract and retain executives and employees by aligning their long-term compensation interests with Post’s shareholders’ investment interests; after the IPO, BellRing continues to be charged for Post stock-based compensation through the master services agreement with Post. BellRing has excluded stock-based compensation as stock-based compensation can vary significantly based on reasons such as the timing, size and nature of the awards granted and subjective assumptions which are unrelated to operational decisions and performance in any particular period and do not contribute to meaningful comparisons of BellRing’s operating performance to other periods.





RECONCILIATION OF NET EARNINGS AVAILABLE TO CLASS A COMMON STOCKHOLDERS TO ADJUSTED NET EARNINGS AVAILABLE TO CLASS A COMMON STOCKHOLDERS (Unaudited)
(in millions)
 
 
October 21, 2019 to December 31, 2019
 
 
2019
Net Earnings Available to Class A Common Stockholders
$
6.0

 
 
 
Adjustments:
 
 
Separation costs after the initial public offering
0.4
 
 
 
Total Net Adjustments
0.4
 
 
Income tax effect on separation costs (1)
 
 
Adjusted Net Earnings Available to Class A Common Stockholders
$
6.4

 
 
 
 
(1) From October 21, 2019, to December 31, 2019, the income tax effect for separation costs was calculated using a rate of 0.0% as the amounts are primarily non-deductible separation costs for income tax purposes.


RECONCILIATION OF DILUTED EARNINGS PER SHARE OF CLASS A COMMON STOCK
TO ADJUSTED DILUTED EARNINGS PER SHARE OF CLASS A COMMON STOCK (Unaudited)
 
 
October 21, 2019 to December 31, 2019

 
 
2019
Diluted Earnings per share of Class A Common Stock
$
0.15

 
 
 
Adjustments:
 
 
Separation costs after the initial public offering
0.01
 
 
 
Total Net Adjustments
0.01
 
 
Income tax effect on separation costs (1)
 
 
Adjusted Diluted Earnings per share of Class A Common Stock
$
0.16

 
 
 
 
(1) From October 21, 2019, to December 31, 2019, the income tax effect for separation costs was calculated using a rate of 0.0% as the amounts are primarily non-deductible separation costs for income tax purposes.











RECONCILIATION OF NET EARNINGS AVAILABLE TO CLASS A COMMON STOCKHOLDERS TO ADJUSTED EBITDA (Unaudited)
(in millions)
 
Three Months Ended
December 31,
 
2019
 
2018
Net Earnings Available to Class A Common Stockholders
$
6.0
 
 
$

 
Income tax expense
5.9
 
 
7.8
 
 
Interest expense, net
11.6
 
 
 
 
Depreciation and amortization
6.4
 
 
6.4
 
 
NCI adjustment
25.8
 
 
25.1
 
 
Stock-based compensation
1.4
 
 
0.5
 
 
Separation costs
1.5
 
 
1.2
 
 
Adjusted EBITDA
$
58.6
 
 
$
41.0

 
Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of Net Sales
24.0
%
 
22.1
 
%

RECONCILIATION OF ADJUSTED EBITDA, AS REPORTED BY BELLRING,
TO BELLRING BRANDS SEGMENT ADJUSTED EBITDA, AS REPORTED BY POST (Unaudited)
(in millions)
 
Three Months Ended
December 31, 2018
Adjusted EBITDA, as reported by BellRing
$
41.0
 
Allocated costs, net of non-GAAP adjustments (1)
0.6
 
BellRing Brands segment Adjusted EBITDA, as reported by Post
$
41.6
 
(1) Allocated costs are general and administrative costs that are attributable to BellRing and have been allocated by Post to BellRing. BellRing includes these costs in its SG&A expenses and Operating Profit measures in its Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations. Post classifies these costs as unallocated corporate expenses, which are reported by Post in general corporate expenses and other. In the above presentation, these costs are shown on a net basis, as they exclude certain items which have been treated as adjustments for the calculation of Adjusted EBITDA as described earlier in this release under “Explanation and Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures.”




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