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* Second quarter 2013 reported EPS is expected to be between $1.15 and $1.20
compared to $1.33 of adjusted EPS in the second quarter 2012 (reported
second quarter EPS was $1.40)
* FirstCall consensus EPS currently at $1.34
* Full year EPS guidance reduced to $5.10 to $5.40
* Decline driven primarily by weakness in South America, particularly
Argentina, as well as slower volume recovery in North America
WESTCHESTER, Ill., July 14, 2013 - Ingredion Incorporated (NYSE: INGR), a
leading global provider of ingredient solutions to diversified industries, today
provided expected EPS for the second quarter and an updated outlook for full
"We have experienced a significant deterioration in economic conditions
America," said Ilene Gordon, chairman, president and chief executive officer.
"The issues are primarily in Argentina where results have been negatively
impacted by lower-than-expected growth, low-cost sugar, and government policies
that have limited our ability to price-through higher corn, energy and labor
costs. In Brazil, the economy continues to be more stagnant than expected,
particularly our sales to the brewing industry."
However, we expect North America and Asia Pacific to show operating income
growth in the second quarter. For the year, we expect North America to be flat-
to-up while Asia Pacific and EMEA are in-line with previous expectations. We
remain focused on managing the short-term issues and delivering on our long-term
growth targets. Our long-term goal is an EPS CAGR of 10 to 12 percent, and we
believe that it remains achievable," Gordon added.
Second quarter 2013 guidance
The Company currently expects to deliver EPS in a range of $1.15 to $1.20 in the
second quarter of 2013 compared to adjusted EPS of $1.33 in the second quarter
of 2012 (reported second quarter 2012 EPS was $1.40). This range is below the
current FirstCall consensus of $1.34.
In light of our experience in the second quarter, 2013 EPS guidance is expected
to be in a range of $5.10 to $5.40 compared to adjusted EPS in 2012 of $5.57
(reported 2012 EPS was $5.47).
Second quarter 2013 earnings announcement
The Company will release results for the second quarter 2013 on July 31, 2013.
Conference call and webcast
Ingredion will conduct a conference call on Monday, July 15 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern
Time (8:00 a.m. Central Time) to be hosted by Ilene Gordon, chairman, president
and chief executive officer, and Cheryl Beebe, chief financial officer.
The call will be broadcast in a real-time webcast. The broadcast will consist of
the call and a visual presentation accessible through the Ingredion web site at
www.ingredion.com. The presentation will be available to download approximately
60 minutes prior to the start of the call. A replay of the webcast will be
available at www.ingredion.com.
ABOUT THE COMPANY
Ingredion Incorporated (NYSE:INGR) is a leading global ingredients solutions
provider specializing in nature-based sweeteners, starches and nutrition
ingredients. With customers in more than 40 countries, Ingredion serves
approximately 60 diverse sectors in food, beverage, brewing, pharmaceuticals and
other industries. For more information, visit www.ingredion.com.
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Media Claire Regan, 708-551-2602
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corrugated, textile and brewing industries; energy costs and availability,
freight and shipping costs, and changes in regulatory controls regarding quotas,
tariffs, duties, taxes and income tax rates; operating difficulties;
availability of raw materials, including tapioca and the specific varieties of
corn upon which our products are based; energy issues in Pakistan; boiler
reliability; our ability to effectively integrate and operate acquired
businesses; our ability to achieve budgets and to realize expected synergies;
our ability to complete planned maintenance and investment projects successfully
and on budget; labor disputes; genetic and biotechnology issues; changing
consumption preferences including those relating to high fructose corn syrup;
increased competitive and/or customer pressure in the corn-refining industry;
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