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Intrepid Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2019 Results

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Denver, CO, March 02, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Intrepid Potash, Inc. (IPI) ("Intrepid", the "Company", "we", "us", "our") today reports its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2019.

Key Takeaways for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2019

  • Trio® and Oilfield Solutions segments continued to deliver strong sales results in the fourth quarter of 2019.

  • Cash flow from operations of $11.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2019.

  • Net income of $2.1 million, or $0.02 per share for the fourth quarter of 2019.

  • Adjusted EBITDA(1) of $12.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2019.

  • Total company water sales were $25.7 million in 2019 including by-product water, an increase of $5.9 million compared to 2018.

Management Comment

"We soundly executed on Intrepid's operations in 2019 while navigating through several macro issues beyond our direct control." said Bob Jornayvaz, Intrepid's Executive Chairman, President, and CEO. "The under application of potash in recent seasons should be reversed in 2020 if history is a reliable guide. With China expected to settle its potash contract sometime in the second quarter and indications that corn planting in the US will be up year-over-year, we believe there are potential tailwinds to demand and pricing in 2020."

Jornayvaz continued, "Intrepid's team made great progress toward diversifying the Company's cash flow profile and penetrating deeper into our markets. As Intrepid South grows in significance to our overall operations through partnerships, like the one recently executed with NGL Energy Partners, we continue to look for opportunities that will enhance our ability to create value for Intrepid shareholders. We believe that growing Intrepid's exposure to natural gas and oil development in the Permian Basin, which carries with it some of the lowest break-even development costs of all shale plays in the U.S., could lead to additional opportunities down the road."

Consolidated Results

Intrepid recorded net income of $2.1 million, or $0.02 per diluted share in the fourth quarter of 2019, contributing to full year 2019 net income of $13.6 million, or $0.10 per diluted share. Consolidated gross margin of $10.2 million and $43.5 million in the fourth quarter and full year 2019, respectively, was a decrease of $4.6 million and an increase of $5.2 million, respectively, compared to the same year-ago periods. Improvements in net income and gross margin for the full year were primarily driven by, improved domestic pricing for potash earlier in the year and strong water and byproduct sales throughout the year.

Segment Highlights

Potash

Three Months Ended December 31,

Year Ended December 31,

2019

2018

2019

2018

(in thousands, except per ton data)

Sales

$

25,556

$

34,884

$

124,648

$

124,058

Gross margin

$

5,746

$

10,664

$

27,787

$

29,008

Potash production volume (in tons)

110

114

328

344

Potash sales volume (in tons)

58

95

319

364

Average potash net realized sales price per ton(1)

$

278

$

270

$

284

$

256

Gross margin decreased $4.9 million and $1.2 million in the fourth quarter and full year of 2019, respectively, compared to the same periods in 2018. Fourth quarter decreases were primarily driven by lower potash sales volume as customers delayed purchases in anticipation of a winter fill program that was not announced until early January 2020. Full year volumes were largely impacted by poor weather in North America that reduced application rates.

Average net realized sales price per ton for potash increased year-over-year as a result of price strength throughout the second half of 2018 that was maintained though the first half of 2019.

Potash production decreased 4% and 5% in the fourth quarter and full year of 2019, respectively, compared to the same periods in 2018, primarily due to timing of salt production at the Moab facility and timing of harvest from our solar ponds.


Trio®

Three Months Ended December 31,

Year Ended December 31,

2019

2018

2019

2018

(in thousands, except per ton data)

Sales

$

15,669

$

14,994

$

69,551

$

66,808

Gross margin (deficit)

$

23

$

711

$

1,100

$

(3,782

)

Trio® production volume (in tons)

45

56

228

217

Trio® sales volume (in tons)

53

44

225

225

Average Trio® net realized sales price per ton(1)

$

170

$

215

$

195

$

199

Fourth quarter and full year 2019 sales improved 5% and 4%, respectively, when compared to the same periods in 2018. Sales in the quarter were supported by strong export volumes which offset weak domestic sales earlier in the year. Similar to potash, full year 2019 Trio® sales were also impacted by wet weather that reduced application. Fourth quarter 2019 gross margin decreased $0.7 million, compared to 2018, primarily due to reduced domestic demand. Byproduct water sales contributed support to Trio® gross margin in the quarter. Full year 2019 gross margin benefited from higher domestic pricing as well as an increase in byproduct water sales.

Production volumes decreased 20% in the fourth quarter of 2019 and increased 5% for the full year of 2019 when compared to the same periods in 2018, primarily due to timing of the conversion of work-in process inventory into premium Trio®.


Oilfield Solutions

Three Months Ended December 31,

Year Ended December 31,

2019

2018

2019

2018

(in thousands)

Sales

$

8,323

$

4,486

$

27,894

$

17,404

Gross margin

$

4,421

$

3,451

$

14,591

$

13,045

Sales increased 86% and 60% for the fourth quarter and full year of 2019 when compared to the same periods in 2018, primarily due to additional sales of water and other oilfield products and services acquired in the acquisition of Intrepid South.

Fourth quarter and full year 2019 gross margin increased 28% and 12%, respectively, compared to 2018. Gross margin in both periods benefited from increased sales, partially offset by third-party costs to move water on Intrepid South while new infrastructure was being built, additional depreciation and amortization related to the Intrepid South assets, and an increase in byproduct water sales which moved high-margin water sales from the oilfield solutions segment to either our potash or Trio® segment.

Liquidity

Cash provided by operations was $11.8 million during the fourth quarter of 2019 and cash used for investing activities was $3.9 million during the fourth quarter of 2019. As of December 31, 2019, Intrepid had $20.6 million in cash and cash equivalents and $54.2 million available to borrow under its credit facility.

Notes

1 Average net realized sales price per ton and Adjusted EBITDA are non-GAAP financial measures. See the non-GAAP reconciliations set forth later in this press release for additional information.

Unless expressly stated otherwise or the context otherwise requires, references to tons in this press release refer to short tons. One short ton equals 2,000 pounds. One metric tonne, which many international competitors use, equals 1,000 kilograms or 2,204.62 pounds.

Conference Call Information

Intrepid will host a conference call on Tuesday March 3, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time (8:00 a.m. Mountain time) to discuss the results. The call will be conducted by co-Founder, Executive Chairman, President and CEO, Robert Jornayvaz and Vice President of Finance, Matt Preston. A Q&A session will immediately follow the discussion of the results for the period.

Live event participation details
Domestic dial-in number: 800-319-4610
International dial-in number: +1-631-891-4304
Webcast: https://intrepidpotashinc.gcs-web.com/events-and-presentations/upcoming-events

Replay Information available for 30 days following the live event
Conference ID #: 4131
Replay dial-in (Toll Free US & Canada): 800-319-6413
Replay dial-in (International): +1-631-883-6842

About Intrepid

Intrepid is a diversified mineral company that delivers potassium, magnesium, sulfur, salt, and water products essential for customer success in agriculture, animal feed, and the oil and gas industry. Intrepid is the only U.S. producer of muriate of potash, which is applied as an essential nutrient for healthy crop development, utilized in several industrial applications, and used as an ingredient in animal feed. In addition, Intrepid produces a specialty fertilizer, Trio®, which delivers three key nutrients, potassium, magnesium, and sulfate, in a single particle. Intrepid also provides water, magnesium chloride, brine, and various oilfield products and services.

Intrepid serves diverse customers in markets where a logistical advantage exists and is a leader in the use of solar evaporation for potash production, resulting in lower cost and more environmentally friendly production. Intrepid's mineral production comes from three solar solution potash facilities and one conventional underground Trio® mine.

Intrepid routinely posts important information, including information about upcoming investor presentations and press releases, on its website under the Investor Relations tab. Investors and other interested parties are encouraged to enroll at intrepidpotash.com, to receive automatic email alerts for new postings.

Forward-looking Statements

This document contains forward-looking statements - that is, statements about future, not past, events. The forward-looking statements in this document relate to, among other things, statements about Intrepid's future financial performance and cash flows, water sales, production costs, and its market outlook. These statements are based on assumptions that Intrepid believes are reasonable. Forward-looking statements by their nature address matters that are uncertain. The particular uncertainties that could cause Intrepid's actual results to be materially different from its forward-looking statements include the following:

  • changes in the price, demand, or supply of Intrepid's products and services;

  • Intrepid's ability to successfully identify and implement any opportunities to grow its business whether through expanded sales of water, Trio®, byproducts, and other non-potassium related products or other revenue diversification activities;

  • challenges to Intrepid's water rights;

  • Intrepid’s ability to integrate the Intrepid South assets into its existing business and achieve the expected benefits of the acquisition;

  • Intrepid's ability to sell Trio® internationally and manage risks associated with international sales, including pricing pressure and freight costs;

  • the costs of, and Intrepid's ability to successfully execute, any strategic projects;

  • declines or changes in agricultural production or fertilizer application rates;

  • declines in the use of potassium-related products or water by oil and gas companies in their drilling operations;

  • Intrepid's ability to prevail in outstanding legal proceedings against it;

  • Intrepid's ability to comply with the terms of its senior notes and its revolving credit facility, including the underlying covenants, to avoid a default under those agreements;

  • further write-downs of the carrying value of assets, including inventories;

  • circumstances that disrupt or limit production, including operational difficulties or variances, geological or geotechnical variances, equipment failures, environmental hazards, and other unexpected events or problems;

  • changes in reserve estimates;

  • currency fluctuations;

  • adverse changes in economic conditions or credit markets;

  • the impact of governmental regulations, including environmental and mining regulations, the enforcement of those regulations, and governmental policy changes;

  • adverse weather events, including events affecting precipitation and evaporation rates at Intrepid's solar solution mines;

  • increased labor costs or difficulties in hiring and retaining qualified employees and contractors, including workers with mining, mineral processing, or construction expertise;

  • changes in the prices of raw materials, including chemicals, natural gas, and power;

  • Intrepid's ability to obtain and maintain any necessary governmental permits or leases relating to current or future operations;

  • interruptions in rail or truck transportation services, or fluctuations in the costs of these services;

  • Intrepid's inability to fund necessary capital investments; and

  • the other risks, uncertainties, and assumptions described in Intrepid's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including in "Risk Factors" in Intrepid's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018, as updated by subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.

In addition, new risks emerge from time to time. It is not possible for Intrepid to predict all risks that may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements Intrepid may make.

All information in this document speaks as of the date of this release. New information or events after that date may cause our forward-looking statements in this document to change. We undertake no duty to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements to conform the statements to actual results or to reflect new information or future events.

Contact:
John Richardson, Director of Investor Relations
Phone: 303-996-3049
Email: john.richardson@intrepidpotash.com




INTREPID POTASH, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (UNAUDITED)
FOR THE THREE AND TWELVE MONTHS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2019 AND 2018
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)

Three Months Ended December 31,

Year Ended December 31,

2019

2018

2019

2018

Sales

$

48,849

$

54,364

$

220,075

$

208,270

Less:

Freight costs

9,581

9,893

40,056

37,052

Warehousing and handling costs

1,995

2,211

8,621

9,281

Cost of goods sold

26,735

26,504

126,110

121,955

Lower of cost or net realizable value inventory adjustments

348

930

1,810

1,711

Gross Margin

10,190

14,826

43,478

38,271

Selling and administrative

5,846

5,157

23,556

20,438

Accretion of asset retirement obligation

446

417

1,793

1,668

Care and maintenance expense

132

165

549

530

Other operating expense

863

205

1,220

141

Operating Income

2,903

8,882

16,360

15,494

Other Income (Expense)

Interest expense, net

(773

)

(1,235

)

(3,031

)

(3,855

)

Other income

13

49

355

252

Income Before Income Taxes

2,143

7,696

13,684

11,891

Income Tax Expense

(61

)

(62

)

(53

)

(108

)

Net Income

$

2,082

$

7,634

$

13,631

$

11,783

Weighted Average Shares Outstanding:

Basic

129,392,309

128,516,121

129,049,168

128,070,702

Diluted

130,912,939

130,899,744

131,050,920

130,985,919

Income Per Share:

Basic

$

0.02

$

0.06

$

0.11

$

0.09

Diluted

$

0.02

$

0.06

$

0.10

$

0.09


INTREPID POTASH, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (UNAUDITED)
AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2019 AND 2018
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)

December 31,

2019

2018

ASSETS

Cash and cash equivalents

$

20,603

$

33,222

Accounts receivable:

Trade, net

23,749

25,161

Other receivables, net

1,247

597

Inventory, net

94,220

82,046

Other current assets

5,524

4,332

Total current assets

145,343

145,358

Property, plant, equipment, and mineral properties, net

378,509

346,209

Water rights

19,184

2,311

Long-term parts inventory, net

27,569

30,031

Other assets, net

7,834

1,322

Total Assets

$

578,439

$

525,231

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

Accounts payable:

Trade

$

9,992

$

9,107

Related parties

28

Income taxes payable

50

914

Accrued liabilities

13,740

8,717

Accrued employee compensation and benefits

4,464

4,124

Other current liabilities

19,382

11,891

Advances on credit facility

19,817

Current portion of long-term debt

20,000

Total current liabilities

87,445

34,781

Long-term debt, net

29,753

49,642

Asset retirement obligation

22,140

23,125

Operating lease liabilities

4,025

Other non-current liabilities

420

420

Total Liabilities

143,783

107,968

Commitments and Contingencies

Common stock, $0.001 par value; 400,000,000 shares authorized:

and 129,553,517 and 128,716,595 shares outstanding

at December 31, 2019, and 2018, respectively

130

129

Additional paid-in capital

652,963

649,202

Retained deficit

(218,437

)

(232,068

)

Total Stockholders' Equity

434,656

417,263

Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

$

578,439

$

525,231


INTREPID POTASH, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (UNAUDITED)
FOR THE THREE AND TWELVE MONTHS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2019 AND 2018
(In thousands)

Three Months Ended December 31,

Year Ended December 31,

2019

2018

2019

2018

Cash Flows from Operating Activities:

Net income

2,082

7,634

13,631

11,783

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

Depreciation, depletion, and amortization

8,976

8,377

34,121

32,215

Amortization of intangible assets

26

214

Accretion of asset retirement obligation

446

417

1,793

1,668

Amortization of deferred financing costs

86

182

303

732

Stock-based compensation

1,044

586

4,281

4,179

Allowance for doubtful accounts

25

75

100

Loss (gain) on disposal of assets

362

(3

)

345

(87

)

Lower of cost or net realizable value inventory adjustments

348

930

1,810

1,711

Other

(38

)

(19

)

(34

)

(4

)

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

Trade accounts receivable, net

7,363

(6,872

)

1,337

(7,484

)

Other receivables, net

729

3,204

(650

)

165

Refundable income taxes

2,663

Inventory, net

(8,298

)

(5,698

)

(11,525

)

(67

)

Other current assets

(232

)

1,113

(1,019

)

1,762

Accounts payable, accrued liabilities, and accrued employee
compensation and benefits

(3,541

)

(1,336

)

2,280

1,740

Income tax payable

49

704

(865

)

914

Operating lease liabilities

(616

)

(2,090

)

Other liabilities

2,953

2,073

5,374

12,247

Net cash provided by operating activities

11,764

11,292

49,381

64,237

Cash Flows from Investing Activities:

Additions to property, plant, equipment, mineral properties and other assets

(3,888

)

(4,223

)

(63,836

)

(16,891

)

Proceeds from sale of property, plant, equipment, and mineral properties

18

68

110

Additions to intangible assets

(16,873

)

Net cash used in investing activities

(3,888

)

(4,205

)

(80,641

)

(16,781

)

Cash Flows from Financing Activities:

Repayment of long-term debt

(10,000

)

(10,000

)

Debt prepayment costs

(402

)

(402

)

Proceeds from short-term borrowings on credit facility

30,317

13,500

Repayments of short-term borrowings on credit facility

(10,500

)

(17,400

)

Capitalized debt costs

(46

)

(210

)

(503

)

(210

)

Employee tax withholding paid for restricted shares upon vesting

(262

)

(532

)

(540

)

(903

)

Proceeds from exercise of stock options

12

67

21

114

Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities

(296

)

(11,077

)

18,795

(15,301

)

Net Change in Cash, Cash Equivalents, and Restricted Cash

7,580

(3,990

)

(12,465

)

32,155

Cash, Cash Equivalents, and Restricted Cash, beginning of period

13,659

37,694

33,704

1,549

Cash, Cash Equivalents, and Restricted Cash, end of period

$

21,239

$

33,704

$

21,239

$

33,704


INTREPID POTASH, INC.
DISAGGREGATION OF REVENUE AND SEGMENT DATA (UNAUDITED)
FOR THE THREE AND TWELVE MONTHS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2019 AND 2018
(In thousands)

Three Months Ended December 31, 2019

Product

Potash Segment

Trio® Segment

Oilfield Solutions Segment

Intersegment Eliminations

Total

Potash

$

18,594

$

$

963

$

(590

)

$

18,967

Trio®

14,016

14,016

Water

452

1,404

5,476

7,332

Salt

3,917

249

4,166

Magnesium Chloride

2,012

2,012

Brines

581

581

Other

1,884

(109

)

1,775

Total Revenue

$

25,556

$

15,669

$

8,323

$

(699

)

$

48,849


Year Ended December 31, 2019

Product

Potash Segment

Trio® Segment

Oilfield Solutions Segment

Intersegment Eliminations

Total

Potash

$

103,403

$

$

2,973

$

(1,909

)

$

104,467

Trio®

64,299

64,299

Water

1,823

4,495

19,339

25,657

Salt

12,022

757

12,779

Magnesium Chloride

4,907

4,907

Brines

2,493

2,493

Other

5,582

(109

)

5,473

Total Revenue

$

124,648

$

69,551

$

27,894

$

(2,018

)

$

220,075


Three Months Ended December 31, 2018

Product

Potash Segment

Trio® Segment

Oilfield Solutions Segment

Intersegment Eliminations

Total

Potash

$

30,050

$

$

$

$

30,050

Trio®

13,743

13,743

Water

418

1,159

3,470

5,047

Magnesium Chloride

2,123

2,123

Salt

1,709

92

1,801

Brines

584

584

Other

1,016

1,016

Total Revenue

$

34,884

$

14,994

$

4,486

$

$

54,364


Year Ended December 31, 2018

Product

Potash Segment

Trio® Segment

Oilfield Solutions Segment

Intersegment Eliminations

Total

Potash

$

107,471

$

$

$

$

107,471

Trio®

64,139

64,139

Water

1,368

2,430

15,999

19,797

Salt

6,638

239

6,877

Magnesium Chloride

6,804

6,804

Brines

1,777

1,777

Other

1,405

1,405

Total Revenue

$

124,058

$

66,808

$

17,404

$

$

208,270


Three Months Ended December 31, 2019

Potash

Trio®

Oilfield Solutions

Other

Consolidated

Sales(1)

$

25,556

$

15,669

$

8,323

$

(699

)

$

48,849

Less: Freight costs

4,461

5,011

218

(109

)

9,581

Warehousing and handling costs

972

1,023

1,995

Cost of goods sold

14,377

9,264

3,684

(590

)

26,735

Lower of cost or net realizable value inventory adjustments

348

348

Gross Margin

$

5,746

$

23

$

4,421

$

$

10,190

Depreciation, depletion, and amortization incurred(2)

$

6,833

$

1,567

$

397

$

205

$

9,002

Year Ended December 31, 2019

Potash

Trio®

Oilfield Solutions

Other

Consolidated

Sales(1)

$

124,648

$

69,551

$

27,894

$

(2,018

)

$

220,075

Less: Freight costs

18,715

20,514

936

(109

)

40,056

Warehousing and handling costs

4,745

3,876

8,621

Cost of goods sold

73,401

42,251

12,367

(1,909

)

126,110

Lower of cost or net realizable value inventory adjustments

1,810

1,810

Gross Margin

$

27,787

$

1,100

$

14,591

$

$

43,478

Depreciation, depletion, and amortization incurred(2)

$

25,796

$

6,163

$

1,566

$

810

$

34,335

Three Months Ended December 31, 2018

Potash

Trio®

Oilfield Solutions

Other

Consolidated

Sales(1)

$

34,884

$

14,994

$

4,486

$

$

54,364

Less: Freight costs

5,593

4,300

9,893

Warehousing and handling costs

1,272

939

2,211

Cost of goods sold

17,355

8,114

1,035

26,504

Lower of cost or net realizable value inventory adjustments

930

930

Gross Margin

$

10,664

$

711

$

3,451

$

$

14,826

Depreciation, depletion, and amortization incurred(2)

$

6,660

$

1,473

$

105

$

139

$

8,377

Year Ended December 31, 2018

Potash

Trio®

Oilfield Solutions

Other

Consolidated

Sales(1)

$

124,058

$

66,808

$

17,404

$

$

208,270

Less: Freight costs

17,682

19,370

37,052

Warehousing and handling costs

5,046

4,225

10

9,281

Cost of goods sold

72,322

45,284

4,349

121,955

Lower of cost or net realizable value inventory adjustments

1,711

1,711

Gross Margin (Deficit)

$

29,008

$

(3,782

)

$

13,045

$

$

38,271

Depreciation, depletion and, amortization incurred(2)

$

25,134

$

6,343

$

343

$

395

$

32,215

(1) Segment sales include the sales of byproducts generated during the production of potash and Trio®.
(2) Depreciation, depletion, and amortization incurred for potash and Trio® excludes depreciation and depletion amounts absorbed in or (relieved from) inventory.


INTREPID POTASH, INC.
UNAUDITED NON-GAAP RECONCILIATIONS
FOR THE THREE AND TWELVE MONTHS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2019 AND 2018
(In thousands, except per share amounts)

To supplement Intrepid's consolidated financial statements, which are prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP, Intrepid uses several non-GAAP financial measures to monitor and evaluate its performance. These non-GAAP financial measures include adjusted net income, adjusted net income per diluted share, adjusted EBITDA, and average net realized sales price per ton. These non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for, or superior to, the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP. In addition, because the presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures varies among companies, these non-GAAP financial measures may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies.

Intrepid believes these non-GAAP financial measures provide useful information to investors for analysis of its business. Intrepid uses these non-GAAP financial measures as one of its tools in comparing period-over-period performance on a consistent basis and when planning, forecasting, and analyzing future periods. Intrepid believes these non-GAAP financial measures are used by professional research analysts and others in the valuation, comparison, and investment recommendations of companies in the potash mining industry. Many investors use the published research reports of these professional research analysts and others in making investment decisions.

Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Net Income Per Diluted Share

Adjusted net income and adjusted net income per diluted share are calculated as net income or net income per diluted share adjusted for certain items that impact the comparability of results from period to period, as set forth in the reconciliation below. Intrepid considers these non-GAAP financial measures to be useful because they allow for period-to-period comparisons of its operating results excluding items that Intrepid believes are not indicative of its fundamental ongoing operations.

Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted Net Income:

Three Months Ended December 31,

Year Ended December 31,

2019

2018

2019

2018

Net Income

$

2,082

$

7,634

$

13,631

$

11,783

Adjustments

Write-off of deferred financing fees(1)

72

72

Make-whole payment(2)

402

402

Total adjustments

474

474

Adjusted Net Income

$

2,082

$

8,108

$

13,631

$

12,257

Reconciliation of Net Income per Share to Adjusted Net Income per Share:

Three Months Ended December 31,

Year Ended December 31,

2019

2018

2019

2018

Net Income Per Diluted Share

$

0.02

$

0.06

$

0.10

$

0.09

Adjustments

Write-off of deferred financing fees(1)

Make-whole payment(2)

Total adjustments

Adjusted Net Income Per Diluted Share

$

0.02

$

0.06

$

0.10

$

0.09

(1) As a result of early repayments of principal on its senior notes, Intrepid wrote off a portion of the financing fees that had previously been capitalized related to the senior notes. The write-offs of deferred financing fees are reflected in Intrepid's financial statements as interest expense.

(2) As a result of early repayments of its senior notes, Intrepid incurred make whole-payments, which are reflected on the income statement as interest expense.


Average Potash and Trio® Net Realized Sales Price per Ton

Average net realized sales price per ton for potash is calculated as potash segment sales less potash segment byproduct sales and potash freight costs and then dividing that difference by the number of tons of potash sold in the period. Likewise, average net realized sales price per ton for Trio® is calculated as Trio® segment sales less Trio® segment byproduct sales and Trio® freight costs and then dividing that difference by Trio® tons sold. Intrepid considers average net realized sales price per ton to be useful, and believe it to be useful for investors, because it shows Intrepid's potash and Trio® average per-ton pricing without the effect of certain transportation and delivery costs. When Intrepid arranges transportation and delivery for a customer, it includes in revenue and in freight costs the costs associated with transportation and delivery. However, some of Intrepid's customers arrange for and pay their own transportation and delivery costs, in which case these costs are not included in Intrepid's revenue and freight costs. Intrepid uses average net realized sales price per ton as a key performance indicator to analyze potash and Trio® sales and price trends.

Reconciliation of Sales to Average Potash and Trio® Net Realized Sales Price per Ton:

Potash Segment

Three Months Ended December 31,

2019

2018

Total Segment Sales

$

25,556

$

34,884

Less: Segment byproduct sales

6,962

4,834

Potash freight costs

2,469

4,400

Subtotal

$

16,125

$

25,650

Divided by:

Potash tons sold (in thousands)

58

95

Average net realized sales price per ton

$

278

$

270


Potash Segment

2019

2018

Total Segment Sales

$

124,648

$

124,058

Less: Segment byproduct sales

21,245

16,586

Potash freight costs

12,936

14,194

Subtotal

$

90,467

$

93,278

Divided by:

Potash tons sold (in thousands)

319

364

Average net realized sales price per ton

$

284

$

256


Trio® Segment

Three Months Ended December 31,

2019

2018

Total Segment Sales

$

15,669

$

14,994

Less: Segment byproduct sales

1,653

1,251

Trio® freight costs

5,011

4,300

Subtotal

$

9,005

$

9,443

Divided by:

Trio® tons sold (in thousands)

53

44

Average net realized sales price per ton

$

170

$

215


Trio® Segment

2019

2018

Total Segment Sales

$

69,551

$

66,808

Less: Segment byproduct sales

5,252

2,669

Trio® freight costs

20,514

19,367

Subtotal

$

43,785

$

44,772

Divided by:

Trio® tons sold (in thousands)

225

225

Average net realized sales price per ton

$

195

$

199


Adjusted EBITDA

Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (or adjusted EBITDA) is calculated as net income adjusted for certain items that impact the comparability of results from period to period, as set forth in the reconciliation below. Intrepid considers adjusted EBITDA to be useful because the measure reflects Intrepid's operating performance before the effects of certain non-cash items and other items that Intrepid believes are not indicative of its core operations. Intrepid uses adjusted EBITDA to assess operating performance.

Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted EBITDA:

Three Months Ended December 31,

Year Ended December 31,

2019

2018

2019

2018

Net Income

$

2,082

$

7,634

$

13,631

$

11,783

Interest expense

773

1,235

3,031

3,855

Income tax expense

61

62

53

108

Depreciation, depletion, and amortization

8,976

8,377

34,121

32,215

Amortization of intangible assets

26

214

Accretion of asset retirement obligation

446

417

1,793

1,668

Total adjustments

10,282

10,091

39,212

37,846

Adjusted Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation,

and Amortization

$

12,364

$

17,725

$

52,843

$

49,629