Darling Ingredients reported net income of $252.4 million, or $1.55 per diluted shdarlingii.comare for second quarter of 2023, compared to net income of $202.0 million, or $1.23 per diluted share, for second quarter of 2022. The company also reported net sales of $1.8 billion for the second quarter of 2023, compared with net sales of $1.7 billion for the same period a year ago.
"Second quarter was an incredible quarter for Darling Ingredients. We delivered our strongest financial results in the company's history, driven by the strength of the vertically integrated business we have built," said Randall C. Stuewe, Darling Ingredients chairman and chief executive officer. "Fat prices decreased quarter over quarter, which demonstrated how beneficial that can be for our Fuel segment. The power of our integrated waste fats and oils business combined with best-in-class renewable diesel production was clearly on display this last quarter."
For the six months ended July 1, 2023, Darling Ingredients reported net sales of $3.5 billion, compared to net sales of $3.0 billion for the same period in 2022. Net income for the first six months of 2023 was $438.2 million, or $2.69 per diluted share, as compared to net income of $390.0 million, or $2.37 per diluted share, for the first six months of 2022.
Diamond Green Diesel (DGD) sold a record 387.8 million gallons of renewable diesel for the second quarter 2023 at an average of $1.28 per gallon EBITDA. Year-to-date, DGD has sold 643.3 million gallons of renewable diesel at an average of $1.17 per gallon EBITDA. During the second quarter, Darling Ingredients received $101.4 million in cash dividends from the joint venture. Subsequent to the quarter close, Darling Ingredients received an additional $62.2 million in cash dividends from the joint venture.
Combined adjusted EBITDA for the second quarter 2023 was $508.3 million, compared to $402.6 million for the same period in 2022. On a year-to-date basis, combined adjusted EBITDA totaled $926.7 million, as compared to $733.2 million for the same period in 2022. Excluding a one-time purchase accounting inventory negative impact of $18.5 million in the Food segment due to the Gelnex acquisition, combined adjusted EBITDA would have been $526.8 million for the second quarter 2023.
The company repurchased approximately 153,000 shares of common stock during the second quarter of 2023 for approximately $9.1 million. Stock repurchased year to date 2023 is approximately 926,000 shares for a total of $52.9 million. Approximately $321.6 million remains under the company's Board approved share repurchase program.
As of July 1, 2023, Darling Ingredients had $111.5 million in cash and cash equivalents, and $956.0 million available under its committed revolving credit agreement. Total debt outstanding as of July 1, 2023, was $4.5 billion. The leverage ratio as measured by the company's bank covenant was 3.11X as of July 1, 2023. Capital expenditures were $123.0 million for the second quarter 2023, and $234.3 million for the first six months ended July 1, 2023.
The company reaffirms guidance for fiscal year 2023 at $1.875 billion combined adjusted EBITDA.