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Pilgrim’s Pride Reports Q1 Net Sales of $3.27 billion, Operating Income of $158.5 million and GAAP EPS of $0.41

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GREELEY, Colo., April 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation (NASDAQ: PPC) reports first quarter 2021 financial results.

First Quarter Highlights

  • Net Sales of $3.27 billion.

  • GAAP Net Income of $100.2 million. Adjusted Net Income of $103.0 million or adjusted EPS of $0.42.

  • Consolidated Operating Income margin of 4.8% with Operating Income margins of 3.4% in U.S., 19.0% in Mexico and 1.2% in Europe.

  • Adjusted EBITDA of $253.8 million, or a 7.8% margin, 53.4% higher than a year ago.

  • Throughout the global COVID-19 pandemic, we remain guided by our principles of an uncompromising commitment to the safety of our team members, our duty to provide quality food globally, and our responsibility to provide continued employment opportunities and benefits for our team during these unprecedented times.

  • Strong focus in execution and dedication by our team members, supported by our portfolio strategy of differentiated products, strong Key Customer relationships, and diversified global operations have helped us to mitigate challenging market conditions due to COVID-19 and improve the resiliency in our results.

  • Demand in U.S. continues to recover, with our foodservice business improving while Retail and QSR business maintaining strength despite higher input and operating costs, volume disruptions because of weather events, and less than optimal mix due to significant labor shortages. Commodity large bird deboning experienced a rapid increase in prices throughout the quarter, achieving the largest improvement relative to Q1 a year ago.

  • Mexico maintained the strength from the second half of 2020. Strong execution, improved overall economic conditions, better supply/demand balance, and our increased share of non-commodity products contributed to the strength.

  • Our combined European business continues to achieve operational improvements, offsetting high feed costs, not yet reflected in prices, lower year-over-year foodservice volume due to lockdowns, and COVID-19 mitigation costs.

  • Our commitment to achieve net-zero GHG emissions by 2040 demonstrates our leadership in ESG as a responsible steward of the environment and a good corporate citizen. In support, last month we successfully issued a $1 billion sustainability-linked bond tied to efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emission intensity across our global operations. The bond is the first of its kind to be issued by a global meat and poultry company, and aligns with our vision to be the best and most respected company in our industry.

Unaudited

Three Months Ended

March 28,
2021

March 29,
2020

Y/Y Change

(In millions, except per share and percentages)

Net sales

$

3,273.4

$

3,074.9

+6.5

%

U.S. GAAP EPS

$

0.41

$

0.27

+51.9

%

Operating income

$

158.5

$

84.4

+87.8

%

Adjusted EBITDA(1)

$

253.8

$

165.5

+53.4

%

Adjusted EBITDA margin(1)

7.8

%

5.4

%

+2.4

pts

(1) Reconciliations for non-U.S. GAAP measures are provided in subsequent sections within this release.

“While overall demand conditions have incrementally improved, we are still faced with market specific volatility and challenges across our global operations. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, our team has continued to maintain their commitment, dedication and hard work, in supporting our ability to keep a safe and healthy working environment while allowing us the capability to maintain production and supply to our customers during this unprecedented crisis. Our diversified portfolio and strategy has continued to mitigate the difficult environment and produce the expected results in relative performance to the competition, while delivering more resilient performance regardless of changes in specific market conditions. During Q1, the U.S. generated a solid performance despite challenges from weather events and higher input costs; while Mexico maintained its strong results from the second half of 2020. In Europe, more expensive feed ingredients, COVID-19 mitigation costs, lower foodservice volumes due to pandemic restrictions, and export constraints to China presented a challenging environment. Nevertheless, we remain agile and are continuing to adapt our operations to changes in market conditions,” stated Fabio Sandri, Chief Executive Officer of Pilgrim's.

“During Q1, the market environment in the U.S. improved throughout the quarter, including a challenging February in part due to the significant weather event in the southeast, before a very strong recovery as we exited the quarter. With gradual loosening of restrictions, as a result of the increase in vaccinations, the market has been incrementally improving, especially in foodservice. The market for commodity large bird deboning experienced the largest improvement relative to the same period a year ago. Our retail and QSR results have remained solid due to strong demand across our customer base despite higher input and operating costs, and less than optimal mix due to significant labor shortages and COVID-19. Our Prepared Foods business remained resilient considering the challenging demand environment. The business continues to grow its sales in the branded segment, reflecting the investments made over the past few years, and we anticipate stronger results as COVID-19 restrictions are gradually lifted throughout 2021.”

“Compared to a very challenging Q1 last year, Mexico had another strong quarter following a robust performance during the second half 2020, driven by a balanced supply/demand and continuous improvements in operational performance. We adapted the operations well to generate strong performance despite volumes in the fresh segment that were below those of 2020. Our Prepared Foods also performed well, with improved demand. We maintain the pursuit of our strategy to invest in our brands, in both fresh and prepared food business, seeking to establish strong differentiated brands and products, and at the same time increase our share in modern channels with more stable margins over time, consistent with our vision for growth in Mexico.”

“In Q1, our Moy Park operations experienced some headwinds due to significant changes in the cost of feed ingredients, the year-over-year impact of lockdown restrictions on demand and COVID-19 mitigation costs, but are continuing to evolve as we strengthen its ability to manage the stability by adapting a sales model to better moderate future input cost challenges. In addition, our strong internal operating performance and commitment to innovation have helped in mitigating the difficult environment. Integration of Pilgrim’s UK is on track, and the business has continued to contribute positively to our results. During the quarter, we experienced a reduction in volume of exports to China due to the suspension of our export license at two plants as a result of COVID-19. We work diligently with the applicable authorities to reinstate these licenses. In addition, pig prices in the EU and UK were under pressure because of ASF in Germany; however, prices have already started to recover.”

Conference Call Information

A conference call to discuss Pilgrim’s quarterly results will be held tomorrow, April 29, at 7:00 a.m. MT (9 a.m. ET). Participants are encouraged to pre-register for the conference call using the link below. Callers who pre-register will be given a unique PIN to gain immediate access to the call and bypass the live operator. Participants may pre-register at any time, including up to and after the call start time.
To pre-register, go to: https://services.choruscall.com/links/ppc210429.html

You may also reach the pre-registration link by logging in through the investor section of our website at www.pilgrims.com and clicking on the link under “Upcoming Events.”

For those who would like to join the call but have not pre-registered, access is available by dialing +1 (844) 883-3889 within the US, or +1 (412) 317-9245 internationally, and requesting the “Pilgrim’s Pride Conference.” Please note that to submit a question to management during the call, you must be logged in via telephone.

Replays of the conference call will be available on Pilgrim’s website approximately two hours after the call concludes and can be accessed through the “Investor” section of www.pilgrims.com. The webcast will be available for replay through July 29, 2021.

About Pilgrim’s Pride

Pilgrim’s employs approximately 54,900 people and operates protein processing plants and prepared-foods facilities in 14 states, Puerto Rico, Mexico, the U.K, and continental Europe. The Company’s primary distribution is through retailers and foodservice distributors. For more information, please visit www.pilgrims.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements contained in this press release that state the intentions, plans, hopes, beliefs, anticipations, expectations or predictions of the future of Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation and its management are considered forward-looking statements. Without limiting the foregoing, words such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “expects,” “intends,” “may,” “plans,” “projects,” “should,” “targets,” “will” and the negative thereof and similar words and expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. It is important to note that actual results could differ materially from those projected in such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in such forward-looking statements include: the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, efforts to contain the pandemic and resulting economic downturn on our operations and financial condition, including the risk that our health and safety measures at Pilgrim’s Pride production facilities will not be effective, the risk that we may be unable to prevent the infection of our employees at these facilities, and the risk that we may need to temporarily close one or more of our production facilities; the risk that we may experience decreased production and sales due to the changing demand for food products; the risk that we may face a significant increase in delayed payments from our customers; and additional risks related to COVID-19 set forth in our most recent Form 10-K and Form 10-Q filed with the SEC; matters affecting the poultry industry generally; the ability to execute the Company’s business plan to achieve desired cost savings and profitability; future pricing for feed ingredients and the Company’s products; outbreaks of avian influenza or other diseases, either in Pilgrim’s Pride’s flocks or elsewhere, affecting its ability to conduct its operations and/or demand for its poultry products; contamination of Pilgrim’s Pride’s products, which has previously and can in the future lead to product liability claims and product recalls; exposure to risks related to product liability, product recalls, property damage and injuries to persons, for which insurance coverage is expensive, limited and potentially inadequate; management of cash resources; restrictions imposed by, and as a result of, Pilgrim’s Pride’s leverage; changes in laws or regulations affecting Pilgrim’s Pride’s operations or the application thereof; new immigration legislation or increased enforcement efforts in connection with existing immigration legislation that cause the costs of doing business to increase, cause Pilgrim’s Pride to change the way in which it does business, or otherwise disrupt its operations; competitive factors and pricing pressures or the loss of one or more of Pilgrim’s Pride’s largest customers; currency exchange rate fluctuations, trade barriers, exchange controls, expropriation and other risks associated with foreign operations; disruptions in international markets and distribution channel, including anti-dumping proceedings and countervailing duty proceedings; and the impact of uncertainties of litigation and other legal matters described in our most recent Form 10-K and Form 10-Q, including the In re Broiler Chicken Antitrust Litigation, as well as other risks described under “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The forward-looking statements in this release speak only as of the date hereof, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update any such statement after the date of this release, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as may be required by applicable law.

Contact:

Dunham Winoto

Investor Relations

IRPPC@pilgrims.com

(970) 506-8192

www.pilgrims.com





PILGRIM’S PRIDE CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited)

March 28, 2021

December 27, 2020

(In thousands)

Cash and cash equivalents

$

367,015

$

547,624

Restricted cash and cash equivalents

43,225

782

Trade accounts and other receivables, less allowance for doubtful accounts

800,838

741,992

Accounts receivable from related parties

1,227

1,084

Inventories

1,439,915

1,358,793

Income taxes receivable

59,026

69,397

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

164,744

183,039

Total current assets

2,875,990

2,902,711

Deferred tax assets

5,358

5,471

Other long-lived assets

25,744

24,780

Operating lease assets, net

279,795

288,886

Identified intangible assets, net

592,182

589,913

Goodwill

1,019,323

1,005,245

Property, plant and equipment, net

2,682,369

2,657,491

Total assets

$

7,480,761

$

7,474,497

Accounts payable

$

1,025,249

$

1,028,710

Accounts payable to related parties

9,556

9,650

Revenue contract liabilities

35,334

65,918

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

606,759

807,847

Income taxes payable

9,204

Current maturities of long-term debt

25,457

25,455

Total current liabilities

1,711,559

1,937,580

Noncurrent operating lease liability, less current maturities

208,152

217,432

Long-term debt, less current maturities

2,350,429

2,255,546

Deferred tax liabilities

360,015

339,831

Other long-term liabilities

114,850

148,761

Total liabilities

4,745,005

4,899,150

Common stock

2,613

2,612

Treasury stock

(345,134

)

(345,134

)

Additional paid-in capital

1,956,375

1,954,334

Retained earnings

1,072,777

972,569

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

37,279

(20,620

)

Total Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation stockholders’ equity

2,723,910

2,563,761

Noncontrolling interest

11,846

11,586

Total stockholders’ equity

2,735,756

2,575,347

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

$

7,480,761

$

7,474,497


PILGRIM’S PRIDE CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

March 28, 2021

March 29, 2020

(In thousands, except per share data)

Net sales

$

3,273,425

$

3,074,928

Cost of sales

3,012,182

2,897,829

Gross profit

261,243

177,099

Selling, general and administrative expense

102,779

92,713

Operating income

158,464

84,386

Interest expense, net of capitalized interest

30,334

32,688

Interest income

(2,366

)

(1,690

)

Foreign currency transaction loss (gain)

2,514

(18,385

)

Miscellaneous, net

(7,844

)

(34,188

)

Income before income taxes

135,826

105,961

Income tax expense

35,358

38,512

Net income

100,468

67,449

Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

260

181

Net income attributable to Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation

$

100,208

$

67,268

Weighted average shares of Pilgrim's Pride Corporation common stock outstanding:

Basic

243,580

249,347

Effect of dilutive common stock equivalents

278

275

Diluted

243,858

249,622

Net income attributable to Pilgrim's Pride Corporation per share of
common stock outstanding:

Basic

$

0.41

$

0.27

Diluted

$

0.41

$

0.27


PILGRIM’S PRIDE CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

March 28, 2021

March 29, 2020

(In thousands)

Cash flows from operating activities:

Net income

$

100,468

$

67,449

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

Depreciation and amortization

86,532

79,773

Deferred income tax expense

12,483

17,023

Gain on property disposals

(2,396

)

(521

)

Stock-based compensation

2,042

676

Loan cost amortization

1,215

1,212

Accretion of discount related to Senior Notes

246

246

Amortization of premium related to Senior Notes

(167

)

(167

)

Loss (gain) on equity-method investments

(4

)

309

Negative adjustment to previously recognized gain on bargain purchase

1,740

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

Trade accounts and other receivables

(54,892

)

(26,296

)

Inventories

(82,550

)

9,333

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

20,228

(22,419

)

Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other current liabilities

(240,183

)

(108,004

)

Income taxes

25,440

(16

)

Long-term pension and other postretirement obligations

(10,841

)

(6,282

)

Other operating assets and liabilities

(1,172

)

7,008

Cash provided by operating activities

(143,551

)

21,064

Cash flows from investing activities:

Acquisitions of property, plant and equipment

(102,167

)

(77,168

)

Proceeds from property disposals

13,074

632

Purchase of acquired business, net of cash acquired

(1,740

)

Cash used in investing activities

(89,093

)

(78,276

)

Cash flows from financing activities:

Proceeds from revolving line of credit and long-term borrowings

328,932

356,547

Payments on revolving line of credit, long-term borrowings and finance lease obligations

(235,292

)

(13,396

)

Payment of equity distribution under Tax Sharing Agreement between JBS USA Food Company Holdings and Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation

(650

)

Purchase of common stock under share repurchase program

(27,906

)

Cash provided by financing activities

92,990

315,245

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

1,488

(2,193

)

Increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

(138,166

)

255,840

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, beginning of period

548,406

280,577

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, end of period

$

410,240

$

536,417


PILGRIM’S PRIDE CORPORATION
Non-GAAP Financial Measures Reconciliation
(Unaudited)

“EBITDA” is defined as the sum of net income plus interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. “Adjusted EBITDA” is calculated by adding to EBITDA certain items of expense and deducting from EBITDA certain items of income that we believe are not indicative of our ongoing operating performance consisting of: (1) foreign currency transaction loss (gain), (2) transaction costs from business acquisitions, (3) DOJ agreement & litigation settlements, (4) negative adjustment to previously recognized gain on bargain purchase, (5) shareholder litigation settlement, (6) deconsolidation of subsidiary and (7) net income attributable to noncontrolling interest. EBITDA is presented because it is used by management and we believe it is frequently used by securities analysts, investors and other interested parties, in addition to and not in lieu of results prepared in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the U.S. (“U.S. GAAP”), to compare the performance of companies. We believe investors would be interested in our Adjusted EBITDA because this is how our management analyzes EBITDA applicable to continuing operations. The Company also believes that Adjusted EBITDA, in combination with the Company’s financial results calculated in accordance with U.S. GAAP, provides investors with additional perspective regarding the impact of certain significant items on EBITDA and facilitates a more direct comparison of its performance with its competitors. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are not measurements of financial performance under U.S. GAAP. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA have limitations as analytical tools and should not be considered in isolation or as substitutes for an analysis of our results as reported under U.S. GAAP. In addition, other companies in our industry may calculate these measures differently limiting their usefulness as a comparative measure. Because of these limitations, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered as an alternative to net income as indicators of our operating performance or any other measures of performance derived in accordance with U.S. GAAP. These limitations should be compensated for by relying primarily on our U.S. GAAP results and using EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA only on a supplemental basis.

PILGRIM'S PRIDE CORPORATION

Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

March 28, 2021

March 29, 2020

(In thousands)

Net income

$

100,468

$

67,449

Add:

Interest expense, net(a)

27,968

30,998

Income tax expense

35,358

38,512

Depreciation and amortization

86,532

79,773

EBITDA

250,326

216,732

Add:

Foreign currency transaction loss (gain)(b)

2,514

(18,385

)

Transaction costs related to acquisitions(c)

215

DOJ agreement & litigation settlements(d)

2,399

Minus:

Negative adjustment to previously recognized gain on bargain purchase(e)

(1,740

)

Shareholder litigation settlement(f)

34,643

Deconsolidation of subsidiary(g)

1,131

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest

260

181

Adjusted EBITDA

$

253,848

$

165,478

(a) Interest expense, net, consists of interest expense less interest income.
(b) The Company measures the financial statements of its Mexico reportable segment as if the U.S. dollar were the functional currency. Accordingly, we remeasure assets and liabilities, other than nonmonetary assets, of the Mexico reportable segment at current exchange rates. We remeasure nonmonetary assets using the historical exchange rate in effect on the date of each asset’s acquisition. Currency exchange gains or losses resulting from these remeasurements, as well as, from our U.K. and Europe reportable segment are included in the line item Foreign currency transaction loss (gain) in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income.
(c) Transaction costs related to acquisitions includes those charges that are incurred in conjunction with business acquisitions.
(d) On October 13, 2020, Pilgrims announced that we have entered into a plea agreement (the “Plea Agreement”) with the DOJ. As a result of the Plea Agreement, we recognized a fine of $110,524,140. On February 23, 2021, the Colorado Court approved the Plea Agreement and assessed a fine of $107.9 million. The difference from prior accrual to updated amount was recognized during the three months ended March 28, 2021. This difference recognized in the three months ended March 28, 2021 was offset by an amount recognized in anticipation of a probable settlement in ongoing litigation.
(e) The gain on bargain purchase was recognized as a result of the PPL acquisition in October 2019. The amount shown above represents a working capital adjustment to the previously recorded gain on bargain purchase.
(f) Shareholder litigation settlement is income received as a result of a settlement in the first quarter of 2020.
(g) This represents a gain recognized as a result of deconsolidation of a subsidiary.

The summary unaudited consolidated income statement data for the twelve months ended March 28, 2021 (the LTM Period) have been calculated by subtracting the applicable unaudited consolidated income statement data for the three months ended March 29, 2020 from the sum of (1) the applicable audited consolidated income statement data for the year ended December 27, 2020 and (2) the applicable unaudited consolidated income statement data for the three months ended March 28, 2021.

PILGRIM'S PRIDE CORPORATION

Reconciliation of LTM Adjusted EBITDA

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

LTM Ended

June 28,
2020

September 27,
2020

December 27,
2020

March 28,
2021

March 28,
2021

(In thousands)

Net income

$

(6,400

)

$

33,691

$

330

$

100,468

$

128,089

Add:

Interest expense, net

31,165

28,801

27,849

27,968

115,783

Income tax expense

(2,956

)

22,344

8,855

35,358

63,601

Depreciation and amortization

84,603

84,265

88,463

86,532

343,863

EBITDA

106,412

169,101

125,497

250,326

651,336

Add:

Foreign currency transaction losses

5,525

9,092

4,528

2,514

21,659

Transaction costs related to acquisitions

(81

)

(81

)

DOJ agreement & litigation settlements

110,524

75,000

2,399

187,923

Restructuring charges

123

123

Hometown Strong commitment

14,506

494

15,000

Minus:

Negative adjustment to previously recognized gain on bargain purchase

(2,006

)

(2,006

)

Deconsolidation of subsidiary

1,131

1,131

Net income (loss) attributable to
noncontrolling interest

(364

)

245

251

260

392

Adjusted EBITDA

$

112,220

$

304,984

$

205,391

$

253,848

$

876,443

EBITDA margins have been calculated by taking the relevant unaudited EBITDA figures, then dividing by net sales for the applicable period. EBITDA margins are presented because they are used by management and we believe it is frequently used by securities analysts, investors and other interested parties, as a supplement to our results prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP, to compare the performance of companies.

PILGRIM'S PRIDE CORPORATION

Reconciliation of EBITDA Margin

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

Three Months Ended

March 28, 2021

March 29, 2020

March 28, 2021

March 29, 2020

(In thousands)

Net income

$

100,468

$

67,449

3.07

%

2.19

%

Add:

Interest expense, net

27,968

30,998

0.85

%

1.01

%

Income tax expense

35,358

38,512

1.08

%

1.25

%

Depreciation and amortization

86,532

79,773

2.64

%

2.59

%

EBITDA

250,326

216,732

7.64

%

7.04

%

Add:

Foreign currency transaction losses (gains)

2,514

(18,385

)

0.07

%

(0.59

)%

Transaction costs related to acquisitions

215

%

0.01

%

DOJ agreement & litigation settlements

2,399

0.07

%

%

Minus:

Negative adjustment to previously recognized gain on bargain purchase

(1,740

)

%

(0.06

)%

Shareholder litigation settlement

34,643

%

1.13

%

Deconsolidation of subsidiary

1,131

0.03

%

%

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest

260

181

0.01

%

0.01

%

Adjusted EBITDA

$

253,848

$

165,478

7.74

%

5.38

%

Net sales

$

3,273,425

$

3,074,928

$

3,273,425

$

3,074,928

Adjusted net income attributable to Pilgrim's Pride Corporation (“Pilgrim's”) is calculated by adding to Net income attributable to Pilgrim's certain items of expense and deducting from Net income attributable to Pilgrim's certain items of income, as shown below in the table. Adjusted net income attributable to Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation per common diluted share is presented because it is used by management, and we believe it is frequently used by securities analysts, investors and other interested parties, in addition to and not in lieu of results prepared in conformity with U.S. GAAP, to compare the performance of companies. Management also believe that this non-U.S. GAAP financial measure, in combination with our financial results calculated in accordance with U.S. GAAP, provides investors with additional perspective regarding the impact of such charges on net income attributable to Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation per common diluted share. Adjusted net income attributable to Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation per common diluted share is not a measurement of financial performance under U.S. GAAP, has limitations as an analytical tool and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for an analysis of our results as reported under U.S. GAAP. Management believes that presentation of adjusted net income attributable to Pilgrim’s provides useful supplemental information about our operating performance and enables comparison of our performance between periods because certain costs shown below are not indicative of our current operating performance. A reconciliation of net income attributable to Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation per common diluted share to adjusted net income attributable to Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation per common diluted share is as follows:

PILGRIM'S PRIDE CORPORATION

Reconciliation of Adjusted Net Income

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

March 28, 2021

March 29, 2020

(In thousands, except per share data)

Net income attributable to Pilgrim's

$

100,208

$

67,268

Add:

Foreign currency transaction losses (gains)

2,514

(18,385

)

Transaction costs related to acquisitions

215

DOJ agreement & litigation settlements

2,399

Minus:

Negative adjustment to previously recognized gain on bargain purchase

(1,740

)

Shareholder litigation settlement

34,643

Deconsolidation of subsidiary

1,131

Adjusted net income attributable to Pilgrim's before tax impact of adjustments

103,990

16,195

Net tax impact of adjustments(a)

(942

)

12,722

Adjusted net income attributable to Pilgrim's

$

103,048

$

28,917

Weighted average diluted shares of common stock outstanding

243,858

249,622

Adjusted net income attributable to Pilgrim's per common diluted share

$

0.42

$

0.12

(a) Net tax expense (benefit) of adjustments represents the tax impact of all adjustments shown above.

Adjusted EPS is calculated by dividing the adjusted net income attributable to Pilgrim's stockholders by the weighted average number of diluted shares. Management believes that Adjusted EPS provides useful supplemental information about our operating performance and enables comparison of our performance between periods because certain costs shown below are not indicative of our current operating performance. A reconciliation of U.S. GAAP to non-U.S. GAAP financial measures is as follows:

PILGRIM'S PRIDE CORPORATION

Reconciliation of GAAP EPS to Adjusted EPS

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

March 28, 2021

March 29, 2020

(In thousands, except per share data)

GAAP EPS

$

0.41

$

0.27

Add:

Foreign currency transaction losses (gains)

0.01

(0.07

)

Transaction costs related to acquisitions

DOJ agreement & litigation settlements

Minus:

Negative adjustment to previously recognized gain on bargain purchase

(0.01

)

Shareholder litigation settlement

0.14

Deconsolidation of subsidiary

Adjusted EPS before tax impact of adjustments

0.42

0.07

Net tax impact of adjustments(a)

0.05

Adjusted EPS

$

0.42

$

0.12

Weighted average diluted shares of common stock outstanding

243,858

249,622

(a) Net tax impact of adjustments represents the tax impact of all adjustments shown above.

PILGRIM'S PRIDE CORPORATION

Supplementary Selected Segment and Geographic Data

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

March 28, 2021

March 29, 2020

(In thousands)

Sources of net sales by geographic region of origin:

U.S.

$

1,999,559

$

1,926,880

U.K. and Europe

854,734

822,262

Mexico

419,132

325,786

Total net sales

$

3,273,425

$

3,074,928

Sources of cost of sales by geographic region of origin:

U.S.

$

1,866,700

$

1,788,777

U.K. and Europe

816,926

770,134

Mexico

328,570

338,942

Elimination

(14

)

(24

)

Total cost of sales

$

3,012,182

$

2,897,829

Sources of gross profit by geographic region of origin:

U.S.

$

132,859

$

138,103

U.K. and Europe

37,808

52,128

Mexico

90,562

(13,156

)

Elimination

14

24

Total gross profit

$

261,243

$

177,099

Sources of operating income by geographic region of origin:

U.S.

$

68,125

$

85,052

U.K. and Europe

10,495

23,190

Mexico

79,830

(23,880

)

Elimination

14

24

Total operating income

$

158,464

$

84,386