Rayonier reports Q1-2019 results

Wednesday 15 May 2019

Rayonier Inc. (NYSE: RYN) just reported first quarter net income attributable to Rayonier of $24.8 million, or $0.19 per share, on revenues of $191.5 million. This compares to net income attributable to Rayonier of $40.5 million, or $0.31 per share, on revenues of $203.2 million in the prior year quarter.

New Zealand Timber (Note: Currency is US dollars) - First quarter sales of $57.1 million increased $4.1 million, or 8%, versus the prior year period. Volumes increased 8% to 604,000 tons versus 558,000 tons in the prior year period.

Average delivered prices for export sawtimber decreased 1% to $116.24 per ton versus $117.70 per ton in the prior year period, while average delivered prices for domestic sawtimber decreased 4% to $83.42 per ton versus $87.02 per ton in the prior year period. The decrease in export sawtimber prices was primarily due to increased competition from lower- cost lumber imports and alternative species. The decrease in domestic sawtimber prices (in US dollar terms) was driven primarily by the fall in the NZ$/US$ exchange rate (US$0.68 per NZ$1.00 versus US$0.72 per NZ$1.00).

Excluding the impact of foreign exchange rates, domestic sawtimber prices increased 2% from the prior year period. Operating income of $15.7 million decreased $0.3 million versus the prior year period as a result of lower net stumpage prices ($0.9 million), higher road maintenance costs ($0.4 million), higher depletion rates ($0.5 million) and unfavorable foreign exchange impacts ($0.2 million), partially offset by higher volumes ($1.5 million) and higher non-timber income ($0.2 million).

First quarter Adjusted EBITDA1 of $22.0 million was $0.3 million above the prior year period.


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