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Q2 2018 Minerva SA Earnings Call

BARRETOS SAO PAULO Aug 21, 2018 (Thomson StreetEvents) -- Edited Transcript of Minerva SA earnings conference call or presentation Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 3:00:00pm GMT

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Corporate Participants

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* Edison Ticle de Andrade Melo e Souza Filho

Minerva S.A. - CFO

* Fernando Galletti de Queiroz

Minerva S.A. - CEO

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Conference Call Participants

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* Botir Anvarovich Sharipov

HSBC, Research Division - Analyst, Precious Metals

* Marcelo Inoue

Citigroup Inc, Research Division - Research Analyst

* Teo Lasarte

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Presentation

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Operator [1]

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Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen, and thank you for waiting. At this time, we would like to welcome everybody to Minerva's Second Quarter of 2018 Results Conference Call. Today, with us, we have Fernando Queiroz, Chief Executive Officer; Edison Ticle, Chief Financial Officer; and Eduardo Puzziello, Investor Relations Officer.

We wish to inform you that this event is being recorded. (Operator Instructions) The audio and slideshow of this presentation are available through our live webcast at www.minervafoods.com/ir and MVIQ platform. The slideshow can also be downloaded from the webcast platform in the Investor Relations section of this website.

Before proceeding, we wish to mention that forward-looking statements may be made during this presentation in relation to Minerva's business prospects, operating and financial estimates and goals. They are based on beliefs and assumptions of company management and on information currently available. They involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions because they relate to future events and, therefore, depend on circumstance that may or may not occur in the future.

Investors should understand that general economic conditions, industry conditions and other operating factors could also affect the future results of Minerva and could cause results to differ materially from those expressed in such forward-looking statements.

I will now turn the conference call over to Mr. Fernando Queiroz, CEO, who will begin the presentation. Mr. Queiroz, you may start the presentation.

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Fernando Galletti de Queiroz, Minerva S.A. - CEO [2]

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Good morning, everyone, and thank you for participating in Minerva's conference call on the results for the second quarter of 2018. We will begin the earnings conference talking about the highlights for the quarter.

Starting on Slide 2. Minerva closed the second quarter of 2018 with positive operating cash flow of BRL 396 million and a positive free cash flow to equity of BRL 244 million. In the 12 months ended June, free cash flow totaled approximately BRL 200 million. The company's consolidated gross revenue totaled (inaudible) BRL 4 billion in the second quarter and BRL 15.6 billion in the last 12 months, which is a record for Minerva's revenue.

The breakdown of gross revenue by division shows that the Brazilian industry contributed with BRL 1.7 billion, means 43% of the total gross revenue in the quarter, while the International Industry Division contributed with BRL 1.6 billion or 40% of the total. The Trading Division contributed with BRL 660 million or 17% of the total. Minerva's consolidated exports accounted for 64% of the revenues in the second Q of '18 and were 50.3% higher than second Q '17, also 7.5% higher than the first Q of '18.

The Domestic Market sales grew 32% against the second quarter 2017 and 2% over the first Q '18. The company's focus in the foodservice segment and expansion of portfolio through origins expansion were crucial for this performance.

Minerva's net revenue totaled BRL 3.7 billion in the second Q of '18, 45% more than in the second Q '17. If you consider the pro forma figures of the assets acquired in Mercosur, net revenues totaled BRL 14.9 billion in the last 12 months, 52% higher than in the same period of last year.

We would also like to point out that the revenues in the last 12 months were higher than the guidance provided last June of the range of BRL 13 billion to BRL 14.5 billion especially due to the company's export profile in an environment of our more depreciated FX rates.

Second quarter EBITDA reached BRL 353 million, 27% more than in the same period of last year. While the adjusted EBITDA margin for the period was 9.5%. EBITDA for the last 12 months adjusted for the nonrecurring items and pro forma figures was 40% higher than in the same period of last year at BRL 1.4 billion with an adjusted margin of 9.1%.

At the end of June, our cash position remained comfortable at approximately 2x higher than the short-term maturities, while the debt duration was around 6 years. We concluded in early July the buyback and cancellation of approximately $53 million in bonds due in 2026 and 2028, which was not reflected on our second quarter figures because it took place after the end of the quarter. This movement shows one more time our commitment to prioritize a better capital structure.

Minerva continued to account for 25%. That means 1/4 of South America beef exports and consolidated its position as the largest beef exporter in the continent. If we take in consideration the latest estimates from USDA for beef exports, that indicates that South America is responsible for 30% of the global exports. So we can conclude that Minerva is responsible for approximately 8% of the total global sales on the international markets.

Finally, I'd like to briefly talk about the studies to possible holding an IPO in our units outside Brazil in the Chilean Stock Exchange. Edison will comment in further details in the end of his presentation, but I think that is worth to point out that the capital market in Chile is well developed and shows a lot of opportunities for the company, that Minerva is an actual player on it.

It's also worth mentioning that there is no protein company listed in the Chile's stock exchange. This process, when completed, will be an important step for the company because we believe this will unlock the value of our South American assets, contributed to the leveraging the process and to improve our capital structure.

Lastly, as we disclosed yesterday, our guidance for net revenue for 2018 was updated and now we are considering of the average of BRL 3.7 and ARS 27 of -- for Argentina. We believe that in this new FX scenario and due to our exports profile, company's net revenue will now be between BRL 15 billion and BRL 16 billion as the new guidance.

We will now move to Slide 3, where we will talk briefly about the industry overview. Starting with Brazil, second quarter slaughter volume totaled BRL 5.7 million, 4% up year-on-year and only 2% less than in the first Q of '18. This decline may be attributed to the truckers strike, which suspended the transport activities and consequently slaughtering for around 1 week.

Despite this nonrecurring event in the second Q '18, it's worth noting that the animal supply remains positive for the rest of 2018 and should extend for 2019. This increase in animal supply was due to the rotation of females and calves birth initiated in 2013 and 2014.

In the second Q '18, beef exports came to 250,000 tons, 80% less than in the same period of last year. Please note that, as of April, there has been a change to the data system in minister of development.

Exports went mostly to Asia, especially China and Hong Kong, also Middle East countries were a highlight. Chile stood out increasing its share of Brazilian exports by 6% as Brazilian exports replaced Paraguay to that country. Paraguay used to be Chile's main supplier and now because of the country is increasing its exports volume to Russia, Brazil is focusing on replacing Paraguay in the Chilean market. This is a positive move for Brazil.

On the other hand, the strike had a positive impact on the domestic beef prices on the week of the event due to the limited supply that showed in the local market. As a result, the price difference between beef and other proteins, especially chicken, dropped significantly, benefiting the beef producers.

Moving on to Paraguay slaughter. Volume totaled 526,000 heads, 21% higher than in the first Q '18 and virtually in line in the second Q '17. The quarter-on-quarter increase was due to the weaker performance recorded last quarter impacted by weather conditions.

In the second Q '18, Paraguayan exports were 19% higher than in the previous quarter. Once again, the main destination of Paraguay exports was Russia, which accounted for 42% of the country's total exports in the second Q '18, 24 percent points more than in the same period last year, driven by the ban on Brazilian beef in Russia. Slaughter volume in Uruguay totaled 543,000 heads and was 11% lower than in second Q of '17, 17% lower than in first Q '18.

We would like to remind you that the slaughter of many animals was brought forward to the first quarter due to the drought caused by the La Niña event, which is why the market was already expecting this decline. Uruguayan exports were 9% lower than in the second Q of '17 and 17% lower than in the first Q '18. The main destination of Uruguayan exports were China and United States, which accounted for more than half of the country exports of the period.

Finally, we have Argentina, which accounted for around 90% of our slaughter capacity. Second quarter slaughter volume totaled 3.2 million heads in Argentina, 5% higher than in the second Q '17, but 3% lower than in the first Q '18. It's worth noting that, like in Uruguay, Argentina also went through a trough caused by La Niña. However, Argentina is going through a period of higher cattle availability due to the recovery of the country's herd, which started in 2015.

It's also important to talk about Argentina exports, which continue to rise. In the second Q '18, Argentina exports volume moved up 50% over the second Q of '17. China was the main destination of Argentina exports in the period and accounted for 43% of its total. In the second quarter, domestic consumption in Argentina was affected by the depreciation of the country's currency and, more important, by a rising inflation. As a result, we saw greater consumption of alternative proteins and processed foods that benefited our operations there.

Let's move on now to Slide 4 to discuss Minerva's performance, starting with our exports. In the second quarter, Minerva consolidated its position as South America leading exporter with 25% market share in the continent. Our share of beef exports came to 25% in Brazil and 39% in Paraguay, confirming our position of country's leading beef exporter. Meanwhile, our exports market share came to 24% in Uruguay, 15% in Argentina and 66% in Columbia.

Let's now have a look on the breakdown of exports by region on Slide 5. In the last 12 months ended June, Asia and the Middle East were the main destination of exports from the Brazilian Industry Division, accounting for 53% of total exports, in line with the same period in 2017. However, we'd like to point out that this division exports volume climbed 22% in the period, which means that, although the percentage of exports remained unchanged, we exported more than in the previous periods. Demand for beef has been growing in this region due to urbanization, development process and a positive change in consumption habits.

In International Industry Division, the main export destination was Asia with 31% of the total exports, and the American region, especially Chile, with 26%. We think that it is important to say that the Commonwealth of Independent States, also knew as CIS, having Russia as its main destination, increased its share of exports to 13% in the last 12 months, 7% more than in the same period last year. This result was due to the growing demand from Russia, which is served by this division.

Now we will go into other details of the financial and operation as I will hand over to Edison to take the floor.

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Edison Ticle de Andrade Melo e Souza Filho, Minerva S.A. - CFO [3]

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Thank you, Fernando. We will present Minerva's financial and operating highlights as of Slide 6.

Gross revenue from the Brazilian Industry Division came to BRL 1.7 billion in the second quarter, around 6% higher than in the second quarter of '17. Gross revenue from the International Industry Division, which will be Athena Foods, reached BRL 1.6 billion, 139% higher than in the second Q of '17 as shown in the chart on the top-right corner of the slide.

It happened, thanks to the fact that the Mercosur assets were only consolidated as of August 1, 2017, or the third quarter of '17, which means that these operations were not included in the company's results in the second quarter of '17.

Gross revenue from the Trading Division stood at BRL 660 million in the quarter, up 36% over the second Q of '17. This performance was related to the recovery of live cattle exports, protein-trading operations in the export market and the company's increased point of sales capillarity in the local markets where we operate. As shown in the bottom-right chart, gross revenue from the Brazilian Industry Division represented 43% of the total in the quarter, while Athena Foods and the Trading divisions accounted for 40% and 17%, respectively.

Moving to the next slide, we continue showing our financial and operating results. Minerva's net revenue reached BRL 3.7 billion in the second Q of '18, 45% growth when compared to the second Q of '17. Adjusted EBITDA amounted to BRL 353 million in the second quarter, up 27% over the first Q of '18 with an adjusted EBITDA margin of 9.5%.

It's worth noting that EBITDA nonrecurring items were exceptionally higher this quarter as a result of the Rural Tax Regularization Program that we used to make the payments of FUNRURAL debt. For those who would like to know more about this, we included a note describing the main points of FUNRURAL in our earnings release. The adjustment is made because the government offers the option to pay the tax debt with accumulated tax credits that we already have in our balance sheet, which means that the settlement had virtually no cash impact on our results.

In our quarterly financial report, if you take a look at Note #18, you will find the movement of the credit used to pay this debt. So in a nutshell, we had around BRL 196 million of tax credits at the end of 2017. We recognized BRL 570 million of new credits along the first half of the year, and we used BRL 470 million of those credits to pay down the FUNRURAL debt and other fiscal debt at the end of the second quarter. So the balance at the end of the quarter was BRL 297 million in tax credit or roughly BRL 100 million more than what we had at the end of '17.

The chart on the bottom-left corner shows the capacity utilization rate broken down by division and on a consolidated basis with our capacity utilization rate of 72% in the Brazilian industry, 78% in Athena Foods. So the consolidated basis reached -- stood -- in fact, it stood flat at 75% of total capacity utilization, in line with previous quarters. We were able to reduce our cash conversion cycle to 29 days in the second quarter of '18, in line with the figures that we recorded in 2017.

Let's go now to Slide 8, which shows the company's net results for the second quarter. In the second quarter of '18, Minerva had a net loss of BRL 926 million after income and social contribution taxes in the second quarter. In the second quarter results -- sorry, the second quarter result was impacted by the noncash exchange FX variation, which was negative by BRL 957 million due to the FX exposure of our debt that was around 77% at the end of the quarter.

I remind that the real depreciated around BRL 0.54 during the quarter from the end of the second quarter comparing to the end of the first quarter. We also had an impact coming from the FUNRURAL settlement that was a noncash impact of BRL 580 million. So if you exclude all those impacts, Minerva would have recorded net income of around BRL 600 million in the quarter.

Let's move now to the next slide, where we'll talk briefly about the company's operating cash flow. Operating cash flow reached BRL 396 million in the second quarter of '18. The main highlight was the positive variation coming from the working capital. That was around BRL 672 million. In this line, the deferred tax line returned BRL 470 million because of the FUNRURAL debt as we have already mentioned.

On the working capital, showed the lines that contributed positively were receivables with around BRL 12 million, inventories and biological assets positive by BRL 46 million and suppliers that returned BRL 74 million to cash because we were able to increase the tenure with the suppliers to buy raw materials, while as a result, our cash conversion cycle reduced to 29 days at the end of the quarter as we have already mentioned. In the last 12 months ended in June, operating cash flow was positive by around BRL 464 million.

Let's talk about the free cash flow on the next slide. Adjusted EBITDA was BRL 353 million in the second quarter. Maintenance and expansion CapEx was BRL 51 million. The cash financial expenses stood at BRL 260 million. And the working capital change was positive by BRL 202 million. So free cash flow was positive in the quarter by BRL 244 million.

In the 12 months ended in June, adjusted EBITDA reached BRL 1.3 billion, including the pro forma figures of the Mercosur assets. CapEx came to BRL 244 million. Cash financial result was BRL 890 million, and the variation in working capital was positive by BRL 23 million. So as a result, recurring free cash flow was positive by almost BRL 200 million in the last 12 months.

The free cash flow figures all [once] again that the management commitment to the company's financial deleveraging process. We are to continue being focused on increasing efficiency, increasing returns and managing well our working capital needs.

Moving on to Slide 11, we will now talk about the company's capital structure at the end of the quarter. At the end of June, our leverage -- our net leverage measured by the net debt to EBITDA ratio was 5x, and the main reason for that increase was related to the FX depreciation that was more than BRL 0.50 during this quarter.

Our cash position stood at BRL 4.2 billion. That provides a pretty comfortable situation [should there be] volatility, should there be the adverse scenarios that we can have in the short term. And it is in line with our policy of keeping an amount of cash equivalent to at least 3 months of purchase of cattle. At the end of June, approximately 77% of Minerva's debt was exposed to the FX variation, and the duration of our debt was almost 6 years.

It's also important to mention that we built almost BRL 1 billion in hedges at the end of May, beginning of June in order to protect our balance sheet against the more volatile and more uncertain scenario in the coming quarters. The decision to buy the hedge was, in one hand, because of the more volatile scenario, especially because of elections in Brazil and also because of international scenario, dollar becoming more strong and the trade -- let's say, the trade war between China and U.S.

And on the other hand, the decision was taken because of the cost of hedge debt in Brazil today is around 500 to 600 basis points cheaper than it was 12 months ago. So this is the rationale behind the decision to buy hedges, and hedge protect around 50% of our long-term exposure.

Let's move now to Slide 12 to talk briefly about our guidance for net revenue. We disclosed to the market the guidance for net revenues. In the first one, we closed last year, when we announced the decision of our -- of the new assets in Mercosur, we assumed the net revenue between BRL 13 billion and BRL 14.4 billion. Due to a stronger FX with benefit -- due to a more depreciated FX that benefits companies like Minerva that are more exporters, we overcome this guidance. And in the last 12 months ended in June, the company's net revenue reached BRL 14.6 billion. If we also consider the pro forma numbers from Mercosur assets, the net revenue have been -- have reached BRL 14.9 billion.

We also discussed in May a second guidance, but this time for the full year of 2018. We had, at that time, an estimate that the company's net revenue would range between BRL 14.5 billion and BRL 15 billion. However, yesterday, we disclosed a new target for this guidance between BRL 15 billion and BRL 16 billion.

As Fernando mentioned in the beginning of his presentation, this update was made due to the current FX scenario. For Brazil, we are now considering an FX average of BRL 3.70 per dollar, and in Argentina, we're now considering ARS 27 per dollar for the year.

Let's now move to the last slide of our presentation, where we're going to comment on our strategy of -- comment our strategy regarding Athena Foods. As an additional strategy to unlock value and accelerate the deleveraging process, we were authorized by the Board of Directors to analyze the feasibility of holding IPO -- an IPO for our subsidiaries outside Brazil in the following countries: Uruguay, Paraguay, Colombia, Argentina and Chile. The preliminary conclusions of the studies indicated the best structure at the moment would be to incorporate a nonoperational holding company in Chile, where all Minerva's interests in those subsidiaries would be subscribed. This company that is called Athena Foods and which is -- and that is represented by our International Industry Division, will be borne fully controlled by Minerva and its parent company of Minerva's ex-Brazil industrial operations.

At this stage, the company is studying the possibility of holding an IPO for this company, Athena Foods, in Chile because Chile, we believe, is an important and growing market in South America: investment grade; high corporate governance standards; attractive multiples, which are on average higher than those multiples of the Brazilian market.

Chile has also a high domestic savings rate, which enables large local pension funds to allocate its investment in equity, fueling demand and contributing to good pricing for local IPOs. Athena Foods will be borne with a substantial share of the Chilean beef market through our beef exports from Paraguay, Uruguay and Argentina directly to Chile. For all those reasons, we believe chile is the ideal market for the incorporation and possible IPO of Athena Foods.

We also believe that this operation can create value and significant value for our shareholders, accelerate the company's deleveraging process and create the financial conditions to continue growing our South American operations, especially in Chile, Argentina and Colombia.

I'll now pass the floor on to the operator to begin the Q&A session.

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Questions and Answers

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Operator [1]

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(Operator Instructions) Marcelo Inoue (inaudible) of Citi now wants to make a question.

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Marcelo Inoue, Citigroup Inc, Research Division - Research Analyst [2]

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Fernando and Edison, I have a question on margin trend. I understand that margin started weaker in the quarter basically because FX was not so high in April, and then in May, you had the truckers strike in Brazil. So only in June, Minerva had a favorable macro environment. So I wanted to understand how steep was the margin curve throughout the quarter? And if you could share with us what level of margin Minerva had in the end of the quarter in June?

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Fernando Galletti de Queiroz, Minerva S.A. - CEO [3]

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Marcelo, you're right that the margins have been improving through the quarter, and July, it's a positive surprise over June. So it's a trend that the margins are consistently growing. And this is due to FX but is also due to the Minerva policy of the focus on exports, especially on some growing markets. So we see the perspectives as positive. We don't give guidance on margin.

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Marcelo Inoue, Citigroup Inc, Research Division - Research Analyst [4]

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Okay. Got it. And if you allow me, I have another question on working capital. The reduction in working capital was notable in the first half of the year with cash-conversion cycle coming back to the previous levels, but I wanted to understand how you're seeing working capital trends in the second half of the year and if there's more opportunities to further reduce working capital? And if so, in which lines specifically do you see?

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Edison Ticle de Andrade Melo e Souza Filho, Minerva S.A. - CFO [5]

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We're always trying to improve the working capital cycle, 29 days, we are returning to the levels of 2017. Obviously, we would like to have the working capital cycle more close to 27, 26 days. But to be conservative, I think, it's going to be flat at this level of 29 days in the coming -- in the next few quarters of the year.

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Fernando Galletti de Queiroz, Minerva S.A. - CEO [6]

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Marcelo, just to add to Edison, look that we have significant increase on exports that normally increases the cash-conversion cycle. So the achievements were really outstanding.

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Operator [7]

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Next (inaudible) from (inaudible) would like to make a question.

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Unidentified Analyst, [8]

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Just wanted to ask about how you see the leverage trends evolving for the remainder of the year. I understand that the second quarter 5x net leverage had the impact on the debt, and it takes a few months for you to pass that on in terms of getting the benefit of the weaker BRL. So if you could comment on how you see that evolving in the second half of the year. And then the second question just related to the range for the IPO of BRL 1 billion to BRL 1.5 billion, just wondering if you could share your assumptions in terms of the international business' percentage. Are you planning to sell? [VALOR] had a story, I think, suggesting 25%, and that gets to a BRL 1 billion price tag if you use 8x EV/EBITDA multiple. If you could just share to get to the BRL 1.5 billion if you're expecting maybe higher than 25% or a different EV/EBITDA multiple?

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Edison Ticle de Andrade Melo e Souza Filho, Minerva S.A. - CFO [9]

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Frankly, regarding the Athena Foods IPO, unfortunately, we cannot share any of the assumptions that you have. We are in the phase of preliminary studies. So what we can tell you is what I told during the previous call, the intention is to raise between BRL 1 billion and BRL 1.5 billion with this IPO, keeping a controlling position for Minerva at Athena Foods. Regarding your first question about leverage, you can see that the company is generating free cash flow. So if the FX was stable, the company would be deleveraging in the past 4 quarters. Our expectation is to continue generating free cash flow, but the debt of leverage is something that I cannot predict simply because I don't know what is the path of the FX. And as you know, FX is very important to define our leverage because 77% of our debt is dollar-linked. So what I can tell you is that the company will continue committed to generate free cash flow in order to speed up the deleveraging process. If the FX is more depreciated, the path will be more volatile. If the FX is less depreciated, the path will be more favorable and less volatile.

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Operator [10]

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Mr. Botir from HSBC would like to make a question.

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Botir Anvarovich Sharipov, HSBC, Research Division - Analyst, Precious Metals [11]

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Couple of questions from me, if I may. Before free cash flow, operating cash flow and free cash flow, obviously, if we consider the full working capital changes, where it was about, I think, $40 million. Now we appreciate that first 2 months of the quarter were rather difficult and things have improved in June. But what do you see the free cash flow generation as sustainable in the second half before working capital because, obviously, with the conversion cycle remaining flat at 29 days, we shouldn't expect another BRL 200 million every quarter from working capital changes. So that's my first question.

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Edison Ticle de Andrade Melo e Souza Filho, Minerva S.A. - CFO [12]

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As I mentioned, conservatively speaking, we don't expect working capital in the coming quarters to contribute with such a big amount of money for free cash flow. However, in terms of margins, July was better than June, and August has been better than July. On the CapEx side, CapEx is practically only maintenance CapEx. CapEx, which will be around the figures that we presented in the first and in the second quarter. So the right answer is, yes. We are pretty confident that the operational cash flow will continue being high in the coming quarters. Again, don't expect so much cash coming from working capital improvement. But on the operational side, we believe margins will be at least at the same level that we saw in the second quarter.

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Botir Anvarovich Sharipov, HSBC, Research Division - Analyst, Precious Metals [13]

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Okay. And I guess, another question on FUNRURAL. Thank you for providing the color on that -- on those changes in taxes. But just so that I understand, do you expect any cash outflows in the future related to FUNRURAL?

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Edison Ticle de Andrade Melo e Souza Filho, Minerva S.A. - CFO [14]

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No.

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Botir Anvarovich Sharipov, HSBC, Research Division - Analyst, Precious Metals [15]

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No. Okay. So that was basically already paid for in the past, and you just used credits to basically take the accounting charge. Is that what it was?

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Edison Ticle de Andrade Melo e Souza Filho, Minerva S.A. - CFO [16]

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Yes. Yes, that's correct.

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Botir Anvarovich Sharipov, HSBC, Research Division - Analyst, Precious Metals [17]

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Okay. And if I just may ask one last question very quickly. On Athena Foods. I don't know if you can share with us your EBITDA margins for the International Division. What is the range?

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Edison Ticle de Andrade Melo e Souza Filho, Minerva S.A. - CFO [18]

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Unfortunately, we cannot share the numbers at this point. What I can tell you is that the margins are really much better than they were one year ago, when we acquired the assets and we were integrating those assets. We have been doing a very good job on integrating the assets, extracting synergies, what allowed us to increase substantially the margins comparing to the second quarter of '17.

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Operator [19]

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Mr. Teo Lasarte from Insight Investments would like to make a question.

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Teo Lasarte, [20]

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My question is regarding CapEx. I just wanted to be clear on how much CapEx we should estimate for all of 2018 and perhaps any comments on 2019, 2020?

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Edison Ticle de Andrade Melo e Souza Filho, Minerva S.A. - CFO [21]

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For '18, the full year is something very close to what we did in the past 12 months, around BRL 240 million. What was your second question?

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Teo Lasarte, [22]

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Any comments regarding where we should see CapEx for 2019?

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Edison Ticle de Andrade Melo e Souza Filho, Minerva S.A. - CFO [23]

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Probably the same level.

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Operator [24]

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This concludes this question-and-answer section. At this time, I would like to turn the floor back to Mr. Fernando Queiroz for any closing remarks.

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Fernando Galletti de Queiroz, Minerva S.A. - CEO [25]

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Thank you very much for attending the -- our conference call for the results of the second Q of 2018. I would like to just reinforce that the integration process with the South American unities have been very successful, which allow us to take confident steps on the study of listing the International Division into the Chilean market.

I also would like to thank all the Minerva team, all the folks, all the work that they have been doing on this integration and the coordination that allowed us to arbitrate this market like anybody else. Finally, I would like to thank you -- thank them for gaining the share of having 1/4 of all the beef exported out of South America being produced by Minerva. So thank you very much. We remain at your disposal in any further clarification. Do not hesitate in contacting us.

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Operator [26]

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Thank you. This does conclude today's presentation. You may disconnect your line at this time. Have a nice day.