Acadian Timber Corp. Reports First Quarter Results | Timberland Investment | Scoop.it

Adjusted EBITDA of $4.8 million for the first quarter was $2.5 million lower than in the first quarter of 2011, and Adjusted EBITDA margin decreased to 26% from 33% in the same period of last year. This decrease in margin is attributed to a lower contribution from the land management services agreement and significantly lower sales of higher margin spruce-fir sawlogs owing to the sale of these volumes being delayed until the second quarter as a result of the [vendor managed inventory program]..


"Operating conditions were excellent during January and February followed by exceptionally warm weather in early March causing an early spring break-up disrupting production and sales" said Reid Carter, Chief Executive Officer of Acadian. Mr. Carter further noted that "we were pleased with the results in our Maine operations during the first quarter as strategies to improve contractor availability resulted in harvest levels meeting targets."