WINNIPEG, July 26, 2018 /CNW/ - Ag Growth International Inc. ("AGI") (TSX: AFN) is pleased to announce it has acquired the Sabe Group Companies (collectively, "Sabe"), a provider of processing solutions to the food, pet food, animal feed, fertilizer and biomass industries. Based in Chauché, France, Sabe sales and adjusted EBITDA in its most recently completed fiscal year were approximately €16.4 million and €2.5 million, respectively.
Sabe serves a global client base and has a turnkey approach that typically involves engineering, project management, manufacturing of equipment, and installation. Sabe joins Mitchell Mill Systems and Danmare as recent additions to AGI's growing Food platform. AGI is proud to welcome Arnaud Meynial and the entire Sabe team to the AGI family.
AGI is a leading provider of equipment solutions for agriculture bulk commodities including seed, fertilizer, grain, and feed systems with a growing platform in providing equipment and solutions for food processing facilities. AGI has manufacturing facilities in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Brazil, South Africa and Italy and distributes its product globally.
Financial information relating to Sabe is prepared in accordance with French generally accepted accounting principles ("French GAAP"), which differ in some material respects from IFRS, and accordingly may not be comparable to the financial statements of AGI or other Canadian public companies.
References to "adjusted EBITDA" are to the unaudited earnings before income taxes, finance costs, depreciation and amortization of Sabe and include normalization adjustments primarily for certain one-time events, revenue recognition, and financial lease charges. A non-IFRS financial measure is a measure of a company's historical financial performance, financial position or cash flow that excludes (includes) amounts, and is subject to adjustments that have the effect of excluding (including) amounts, that are included (excluded) in the most directly comparable measures calculated and presented in accordance with IFRS. Non-IFRS financial measures are not standardized; therefore, it may not be possible to compare these financial measures with other companies' non-IFRS financial measures having the same or similar businesses. We use these non-IFRS financial measures in addition to, and in conjunction with, results presented in accordance with IFRS. These non-IFRS financial measures reflect an additional way of viewing aspects of a company's operations that may provide a more complete understanding of factors and trends affecting the company's business. Management cautions investors that normalized EBITDA should not replace profit or loss as indicators of performance, or cash flows from operating, investing, and financing activities as a measure of the Company's liquidity and cash flows.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that reflect our expectations regarding the future growth, results of operations, performance, business prospects, and opportunities of the Company. Forward-looking statements may contain such words as "anticipate", "believe", "continue", "could", "expect", "intend", "plan", "will" or similar expressions suggesting future conditions or events. In particular, the forward-looking statements in this press release include statements relating to our business and strategy, including our expectations with respect to the expected benefits of the Sabe acquisition. Such forward-looking statements reflect our current beliefs and are based on information currently available to us, including certain key expectations and assumptions concerning anticipated grain production in our market areas, financial performance, business prospects, strategies, product pricing, regulatory developments, tax laws, the sufficiency of budgeted capital expenditures in carrying out planned activities, currency exchange rates and the cost of materials, labour, services, AGI's ability to achieve the expected benefits of the acquisition of Sabe, and the anticipated impact of the acquisition of Sabe on AGI's business. Forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from results discussed in the forward-looking statements, including changes in international, national and local business conditions, weather patterns, crop planting, crop yields, crop conditions, the timing of harvest and conditions during harvest, seasonality, industry cyclicality, volatility of production costs, agricultural commodity prices, the cost and availability of capital, currency exchange rates, competition, the failure to complete the Sabe acquisition on the terms or on the timing announced or at all and the failure to realize some or all of the anticipated benefits of the acquisition of Sabe. These risks and uncertainties are described under "Risks and Uncertainties" in our most recently filed MD&A and Annual Information Form. These factors should be considered carefully, and readers should not place undue reliance on the Company's forward-looking statements. There can be no assurance that any of the anticipated benefits of the Sabe acquisition will be realized. We cannot assure readers that actual results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements and we undertake no obligation to update such statements except as expressly required by law.
SOURCE Ag Growth International Inc. (AGI)
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