Maui Land & Pineapple Company Reports Fiscal 2023 Results

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KAPALUA, Hawaii, March 28, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Maui Land & Pineapple Company, Inc. (NYSE: MLP) today reported financial results covering the year ended December 31, 2023 and the date and time of their Annual Meeting of Stockholders, which will be held virtually on Wednesday, May 15, 2024, at 10:00 a.m., Hawai‘i Standard Time, via conference call.

“After more than a century in operation and a multi-year focus on financial stabilization, Maui Land and Pineapple Company entered 2024 debt-free, with a new leadership team and a renewed vision guiding the company’s next chapter,” said CEO Race Randle. “In 2023, we completed a holistic review of MLP’s premier portfolio of land and commercial assets and crafted a strategic plan to improve Maui’s housing supply, revitalize Kapalua Village and Hali‘imaile Town Centers, and capitalize on exciting growth opportunities.”

“As a long-term shareholder who was born and raised in Hawai‘i, it is thrilling to see the tremendous progress the new MLP leadership team has made over the past year,” said MLP majority shareholder Steve Case. “MLP is now well-positioned to realize its potential in delivering new value to shareholders while playing a pivotal role in supporting the Maui community as it seeks to recover from the tragic wildfires to create a stronger, more resilient future.”

Fiscal 2023 Highlights

“As expected, the company had reduced revenues from land sales, which were paused as we identified opportunities to unlock the potential of the company’s developable land to create value for shareholders and meet current and future community needs,” said Randle. “MLP was also intensely focused on assisting in the aftermath of the August 2023 wildfires, and while MLP’s assets were not directly affected, the fires resulted in significant loss of life and property across Maui and contributed to a short-term decline in the lease revenue from tenants temporarily impacted by road closures and reduced visitor arrivals. We expect lease revenue to rebound and reach new heights due to strong demand we are seeing from our efforts to elevate Kapalua Village and create an authentic place for makers and local experiences in Hali‘imaile.”

  • Operating Revenues – In 2023, MLP began its shift from selling unimproved land, and has focused efforts to master plan and add value to the land directly and through working with proven partners. Land sale revenue of $1,626,000 in 2023 includes recognition of a land contribution to our first development joint venture in many years, on 31 acres in Hali‘imaile.  Including land sales, for the year ended December 31, 2023, the total operating revenues decreased by $10,045,000 compared to the same period last year as a direct result of two unimproved land sales closed in 2022 in the amount of $11,600,000.
    • Excluding land sales, the total operating revenues decreased by $71,000 for the year ended December 31, 2023, compared to the year ended December 31, 2022, primarily due to a reduction in percentage rent as a result of the Maui wildfires on August 8, 2023. Although percentage rents and land licensing from eco-tourism activities were trending toward an increase from the prior year, estimated losses of these revenues due to the wildfires was approximately $700,000.
  • Costs and expenses – Operating costs and expenses totaled $14,260,000 for the year ended December 31, 2023, an increase of $2,907,000 compared to the year ended December 31, 2022. The operating costs for the year ended December 31, 2023, included $1,622,000 of the operating costs and expenses related to one-time costs of the leadership transition due to $1,372,000 for severance, accelerated vesting of incentive stock for departing executives and related legal and consulting fees, and $250,000 for onboarding costs of new executive team. These costs are not anticipated to recur in the upcoming quarters with the exception of the monthly severance paid to the former CEO monthly through March 31, 2025. Other costs incurred in the year ended December 31, 2023 that were not incurred previously included $1,354,000 due to stock option valuation recognized for issued options for the Board of Directors.
  • Net loss – Net loss was ($3,080,000), or ($0.15) per common share, in the year ended December 31, 2023, compared to net income of $1,787,000 or $0.09 per common share, in 2022. The net loss in 2023 was driven by the negative economic and financial impacts of the Maui wildfires and the one time and additional first-time expenses incurred. In 2022, although realizing $11,600,000 in land sales this was offset by a ($7,885,000) GAAP expense due to partial annuitization of the Company’s qualified pension plan.
  • Adjusted EBITDA (Non-GAAP) – For the year ended December 31, 2023, after adjusting for non-cash income and expenses of $2,551,000, Adjusted EBITDA was ($529,000). If the Company had not incurred the one-time cash-based expenses of ($892,000) in 2023 due to the leadership transition an Adjusted EBITDA of $363,000 would have been realized.
  • Cash and Investments Convertible to Cash (Non-GAAP) – Cash and investments convertible to cash totaled $8,835,000 on December 31, 2023, a decrease of ($2,657,000) compared to $11,492,000 at December 31, 2022. $892,000 of the decrease in cash is attributable to one-time expenses due to employment separations of the former CEO and Vice President and onboarding transition of the new CEO and Board Chairman realized in the year ended December 31, 2023.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Certain non-GAAP financial measures are presented in this press release, including Adjusted EBITDA and Cash and Investments Convertible to Cash, to provide information that may assist investors in understanding the Company's financial results and financial condition and assessing its prospects for future performance. We believe that Adjusted EBITDA is an important indicator of our operating performance because it excludes items that are unrelated to, and may not be indicative of, our core operating results. We believe cash and investments convertible to cash are important indicators of liquidity because it includes items that are convertible into cash in the short term. These non-GAAP financial measures are not intended to represent and should not be considered more meaningful measures than, or alternatives to, measures of operating performance or liquidity as determined in accordance with GAAP. To the extent we utilize such non-GAAP financial measures in the future, we expect to calculate them using a consistent method from period to period.

EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure defined as net income (loss) excluding interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA is further adjusted for non-cash stock-based compensation expense and pension and post-retirement expenses. Adjusted EBITDA is a key measure used by the Company to evaluate operating performance, generate future operating plans and make strategic decisions for the allocation of capital. The Company presents Adjusted EBITDA to provide information that may assist investors in understanding its financial results. However, Adjusted EBITDA is not intended to be a substitute for net income (loss). A reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure is provided further below.

Cash and investments convertible to cash is a non-GAAP financial measure defined as cash and cash equivalents plus restricted cash and investments. Cash and cash investments convertible to cash is a key measure used by the Company to evaluate internal liquidity.

Additional Information

More information about Maui Land & Pineapple Company’s fiscal year 2023 operating results are available in the Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and posted at mauiland.com.

About Maui Land & Pineapple Company 

Maui Land & Pineapple Company, Inc. (NYSE: MLP) is dedicated to the thoughtful stewardship of approximately 22,300 acres of land along with approximately 268,000 square feet of commercial real estate where Maui residents thrive in more resilient communities with additional housing opportunities, food and water security, and renewed connections of people and place. For over a century MLP has built a legacy of authentic innovation through conservation, agriculture, community building and land management. Our mission is to carefully maximize the use of our assets in a way that honors the past, meets the critical needs of the present, and enables a thriving future.

Company assets include land for future residential communities within the world-renowned Kapalua Resort, home to luxury hotels such as The Ritz-Carlton Maui and Montage Kapalua Bay, two championship golf courses, pristine beaches, a network of walking and hiking trails and the Pu‘u Kukui Watershed, the largest private nature preserve in Hawai‘i. 

Forward-Looking StatementsThis press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to statements regarding the Company’s ability to put its land into productive use, increase housing supply and improve tenanting of the village centers, fill the vacancies on our commercial properties,  and the non-recurrence of severance costs. These forward-looking statements are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of management and are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties, and contingencies, many of which are beyond the control of the Company. In addition, these forward-looking statements are subject to assumptions with respect to future business strategies and decisions that are subject to change. Actual results may differ materially from the anticipated results discussed in these forward-looking statements because of possible uncertainties. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements are discussed in the Company's reports (such as Annual Reports on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K) filed with the SEC and available on the SEC's Internet site (http://www.sec.gov). We undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether written or oral, that may be made from time to time, whether because of new information, future developments or otherwise. 

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CONTACT 
Investors:Wade Kodama | Chief Financial Officer | Maui Land & Pineapple Company
 e: wade@mauiland.com
  
Media:Ashley Takitani Leahey | Vice President | Maui Land & Pineapple Companye: ashley@mauiland.com Dylan Beesley | Senior Vice President | Bennet Group Strategic Communicationse: dylan@bennetgroup.com

MAUI LAND & PINEAPPLE COMPANY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIESCONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS) 
  
  Years Ended December 31, 
  2023  2022 
  (in thousands except per 
  share amounts) 
OPERATING REVENUES        
Real estate $1,626  $11,600 
Leasing  8,461   8,513 
Resort amenities and other  828   847 
Total Operating Revenues  10,915   20,960 
         
OPERATING COSTS AND EXPENSES        
Real estate  595   1,026 
Leasing  4,420   3,598 
Resort amenities and other  1,532   1,547 
General and administrative  3,998   2,795 
Share-based compensation  2,846   1,278 
Depreciation  869   1,109 
Total Operating Costs and Expenses  14,260   11,353 
         
OPERATING INCOME (LOSS)  (3,345)  9,607 
Other income  707   71 
Pension and other post-retirement expenses  (436)  (7,885)
Interest expense  (6)  (6)
NET INCOME (LOSS)  (3,080)  1,787 
Pension, net of income taxes of $0  1,370   7,381 
TOTAL COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS) $(1,710) $9,168 
         
INCOME (LOSS) PER COMMON SHARE--BASIC AND DILUTED $(0.15) $0.09 

  
MAUI LAND & PINEAPPLE COMPANY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIESCONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS 
  
  December 31, 
  2023  2022 
  (in thousands except share data) 
ASSETS        
CURRENT ASSETS        
Cash and cash equivalents $5,700  $8,499 
Cash, restricted  -   10 
Accounts receivable, net  1,166   892 
Investment in bond securities, current portion  2,671   2,432 
Prepaid expenses and other assets  467   368 
Assets held for sale  -   3,019 
Total Current Assets  10,004   15,220 
PROPERTY & EQUIPMENT        
Land  5,052   5,052 
Land improvements  13,853   12,943 
Buildings  22,869   22,869 
Machinery and equipment  10,500   10,360 
Total Property & Equipment  52,274   51,224 
Less accumulated depreciation  (36,215)  (35,346)
Property & Equipment, net  16,059   15,878 
OTHER ASSETS        
Investment in bond securities, less current portion  464   551 
Investment in joint venture  1,608   - 
Deferred development costs  12,815   9,566 
Other noncurrent assets  1,273   1,191 
Total Other Assets  16,160   11,308 
TOTAL ASSETS $42,223  $42,406 
         
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY        
LIABILITIES        
CURRENT LIABILITIES        
Accounts payable $1,154  $589 
Payroll and employee benefits  502   869 
Accrued retirement benefits, current portion  142   142 
Deferred revenue, current portion  217   227 
Other current liabilities  465   480 
Total Current Liabilities  2,480   2,307 
LONG-TERM LIABILITIES        
Accrued retirement benefits  1,550   2,612 
Deferred revenue, less current portion  1,367   1,500 
Deposits  2,108   2,185 
Other noncurrent liabilities  14   30 
Total Long-Term Liabilities  5,039   6,327 
TOTAL LIABILITIES  7,519   8,634 
         
COMMITMENTS & CONTINGENCIES        
         
STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY        
Common stock--$.0001 par value at December 31, 2023 and 2022, respectively; 43,000,000 shares authorized; 19,615,350 and 19,476,671 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2023 and 2022, respectively  84,680   83,392 
Additional paid in capital  10,538   9,184 
Accumulated deficit  (53,617)  (50,537)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss  (6,897)  (8,267)
Total Stockholders’ Equity  34,704   33,772 
TOTAL LIABILITIES & STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY $42,223  $42,406 

  
MAUI LAND & PINEAPPLE COMPANY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIESSUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION (NON-GAAP) UNAUDITED 
  
  Year EndedDecember 31, 
  2023  2022 
  (in thousands)  (in thousands) 
         
NET INCOME (LOSS) $(3,080) $1,787 
         
Less: Non-cash revenues recognized        
Land contributed to BRE2 LLC recognized in real estate revenues  (1,606)  - 
Add: Non-cash expenses        
Interest expense  6   6 
Depreciation  869   1,109 
Share-based compensation        
Vesting of Stock Options granted to Board Chair and Directors  1,354   - 
Vesting of Stock Compensation granted to Board Chair and Directors  487   380 
Vesting of employee Incentive Stock  1,005   898 
Pension and other post-retirement expenses  436   7,885 
         
ADJUSTED EBITDA (LOSS) $(529) $12,065 

  Year EndedDecember 31, 
  2023  2022 
  (in thousands)  (in thousands) 
         
CASH AND INVESTMENTS        
         
Cash and cash equivalents $5,700  $8,499 
Restricted cash  -   10 
Investments, current portion  2,671   2,432 
Investments, net of current portion  464   551 
         
TOTAL CASH AND INVESTMENTS CONVERTIBLE TO CASH $8,835  $11,492 

 

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