Snyder's-Lance, Inc.
Feb 13, 2017

Snyder's-Lance, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Results

Fourth Quarter 2016 Highlights

Full-Year 2016 Highlights

*The results of operations of the Diamond of California culinary nut business have been treated as discontinued operations.  All GAAP financial statement items for both current and prior periods exclude the results of Diamond of California.  Total net revenue includes net revenue from both continuing and discontinued operations.  All adjusted financial results referred to in this release, include the results of both continuing and discontinued operations and exclude special items for comparability. Descriptions of measures excluding special items are provided in "Use and Definition of Non-GAAP Measures" and reconciliations are provided in the tables at the end of this release.

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Snyder's-Lance, Inc. (Nasdaq:LNCE) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full-year ended December 31, 2016.

"We are proud of the significant accomplishments the Snyder's-Lance team has delivered for our shareholders in 2016," said Carl E. Lee, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer.  "In the fourth quarter alone, we grew our legacy core brands 6.1%, completed the divestiture of the Diamond of California culinary nut business and continued the integration of the remaining Diamond brands.  Over the course of 2016, we continued to strengthen our better-for-you product offerings, expanded our portfolio of brands with the acquisition of Diamond Foods, and delivered against our synergy and ongoing continuous improvement goals.  Our strategic investments in innovation, marketing and promotion have been successful with our Snyder's of Hanover® and Lance® brands, and are beginning to bear fruit in our Emerald® and Pop Secret® brands. We have accelerated core branded growth, while expanding our operating margin to nearly 9% in our continuing operations for the year, and almost 10% for the quarter. Our focus on better-for-you snacking continued to be a driver of growth and now represents 33% of sales as we close out 2016. Lastly, our enhanced portfolio, national distribution footprint, multi-channel go-to-market model, and combined sales organization, are already realizing revenue synergies that we will build upon in coming years."

Mr. Lee continued, "During 2017, we will continue to change the way the world snacks with better ingredients, quality and taste, as we introduce new products and enter new categories, in order to reach more consumers and broaden our customer penetration.  We are particularly excited about the innovation we plan to showcase early in 2017, including Wholey Cheese! crackers, Cape Cod thins potato chips, and our new better snacks variety packs.  All of these introductions will drive increased scale in our better-for-you categories, and serve as a springboard for expanded brand reach and growth.  As we grow, we will remain focused on delivering margin expansion, through both the attainment of expected cost synergies and the ongoing enterprise wide cost-reduction efforts.  We will be implementing Zero-based budgeting in 2017 to drive greater efficiency and effectiveness across our entire organization.  All of our recent success and disciplined execution of our strategic plan is a function of our dedicated team, and I want to thank all of our associates for their partnership, passion and dedication to achieving our goals."

Summary of Financial Results:

Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2016 Financial Summary*
(in thousands, except for earnings per share amounts) Q4 2016Q4 2015Change FY16FY15Change
Net Revenue from Continuing Operations $556,163 $405,857 37.0%$2,109,227 $1,656,399 27.3%
Net Revenue from Discontinued Operations  96,441     204,443    
Total Net Revenue from Continuing and Discontinued Operations  652,604  405,857 60.8% 2,313,670  1,656,399 39.7%
  Snyder's-Lance Legacy Net Revenue  420,658  405,857 3.6% 1,665,759  1,656,399 0.6%
  Snyder's-Lance Legacy Branded Net Revenue**  312,247   297,757 4.9% 1,208,110  1,190,191 1.5%
Operating Margin from Continuing Operations  8.5%  7.3%120 bps 4.9% 6.1%(120 bps)
Operating Margin from Continuing Operations, Excluding Special Items  9.5% 9.5%  8.8% 7.2%160 bps
Operating Margin from Cont. and Disc. Operations, Excluding Special Items  10.5% 9.5%100 bps 9.0% 7.2%180 bps
GAAP EPS from Continuing Operations $0.19 $ 0.10 90.0%$0.45 $0.71 (36.6)%
EPS from Continued Operations, Excluding Special Items $0.27 $0.31 (12.9)%$1.11 $1.01 9.9%
EPS from Cont. and Disc. Operations, Excluding Special Items $0.38 $0.31 22.6%$1.27 $1.01 25.7%
Adjusted EBITDA from Continuing Operations  77,110  55,279 39.5% 284,110  191,125 48.7%
% of net revenue  13.9% 13.6%30 bps 13.5% 11.5%200 bps
Adjusted EBITDA from Cont. and Disc. Operations  94,562  55,279 71.1% 310,660  191,125 62.5%
% of net revenue  14.5% 13.6%90 bps 13.4% 11.5%190 bps
*Descriptions of measures excluding special items are provided in "Use and Definition of Non-GAAP Measures," and reconciliations are provided in the tables at the end of this release. 

**Due to the acquisition of Diamond, prior year Partner brand revenues from the sale of Kettle Brand® potato chips are now classified as Branded revenues. For the fourth quarter and full-year 2015, the Company has reclassified $8.4 million and $34.8 million, respectively, of Partner brand revenue associated with Kettle Brand® potato chips to Branded revenue to be consistent with current year presentation. 


Fourth Quarter 2016 Results

Fourth Quarter Net Revenue by Product Category*     
(in thousands) Q4 2016
Net
Revenue
Q4 2015
Net
revenue
ChangeQ4 2016
Net
Revenue
Incremental
Diamond Net
Revenue
Q4 2016
Snyder's-Lance
Legacy Net
Revenue
Q4 2015
Net
Revenue
Change 
Branded $443,006 $297,757 48.8%$443,006 $130,759 $312,247 $297,757  4.9% 
Partner Brand  70,830  70,353 0.7% 70,830    70,830  70,353 0.7% 
Other  42,327  37,747 12.1% 42,327  4,746  37,581  37,747 (0.4)% 
Total Continuing Operations  556,163  405,857 37.0% 556,163  135,505  420,658  405,857 3.6% 
Discontinued Operations  96,441     96,441  96,441       
Total Cont. and Disc. Operations  652,604  405,857 60.8% 652,604  231,946  420,658  405,857 3.6% 
*The non-GAAP measure and related comparisons in the table above should be considered in addition to, not as a substitute for, our net revenue disclosure, as well as other measures of financial performance reported in accordance with GAAP, and may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies. Company management believes the presentation of 2016 Net Revenue Excluding Diamond Foods is useful for providing increased transparency and assisting investors in understanding our ongoing operating performance.

Note:  Due to the acquisition of Diamond, prior year Partner brand revenues from the sale of Kettle Brand® potato chips are now classified as Branded revenues. For the fourth quarter of 2015 the Company has reclassified $8.4 million of Partner brand revenue associated with Kettle Brand® potato chips to Branded revenue to be consistent with current year presentation.
 
 

Net revenue from continuing operations in the fourth quarter of 2016 was $556.2 million, an increase of 37.0% compared to $405.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2015.  Total net revenue in the fourth quarter of 2016, including both continuing and discontinued operations, was $652.6 million, an increase of 60.8% compared to net revenue of $405.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2015.  Snyder's-Lance legacy net revenue in the fourth quarter of 2016 increased 3.6% compared to the fourth quarter of 2015.  This included Branded category net revenue growth of 4.9% driven by an approximately 8% increase in volume.  In addition, during the fourth quarter, net revenue from the Partner Brands category increased 0.7% while net revenue from the Other category declined 0.4%.

Operating income from continuing operations in the fourth quarter of 2016 increased 59.2% to $47.1 million, as compared to $29.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2015.  Adjusted operating income in the fourth quarter of 2016 increased 78.8% to $68.8 million, or 10.5% as a percentage of net revenue, as compared to $38.5 million, or 9.5% as a percentage of net revenue, in the fourth quarter of 2015.  The improvement in operating margin was due to strong gross margin performance and operating expense leverage.  The gross margin improvements were driven by synergy realization from the Diamond Foods acquisition, in addition to lower inputs costs, improved productivity and a greater mix of branded sales, partially offset by lower net price realization.  Operating expenses, as a percent of sales, declined as a result of synergy realization from the Diamond foods acquisition, partially offset by the planned higher marketing and advertising expenses to support growth of the Company's core brands, higher incentive compensation expense due to improved operational performance as compared to the prior year, and incremental amortization expense resulting from the Diamond Foods acquisition.

Net interest expense in the fourth quarter of 2016 increased to $9.3 million compared to $2.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2015.  The increase in net interest expense was the result of additional debt utilized to finance the acquisition of Diamond Foods.

The adjusted effective tax rate was 37.0% in the fourth quarter of 2016 as compared to 35.8% in the fourth quarter of 2015. The adjusted effective tax rate in the quarter was slightly higher than expected due to the Company's inability to use certain manufacturing tax credits resulting from the utilization of the acquired net operating losses from the Diamonds Foods acquisition. 

GAAP net income from continuing operations attributable to Snyder's-Lance, Inc. in the fourth quarter of 2016 increased to $18.7 million, or $0.19 per diluted share, as compared to $7.0 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2015.  The GAAP net loss from discontinued operations in the fourth quarter of 2016 was $27.4 million, or $0.28 per diluted share and was due to a loss on the sale of Diamond of California of $32.6 million due to the required incremental allocation of approximately $39 million in enterprise goodwill in accordance with GAAP.

Net income from discontinued operations, excluding special items, was $10.6 million or $0.11 per diluted share.  Adjusted net income attributable to Snyder's-Lance, Inc. in the fourth quarter of 2016, increased 66.2% to $37.0 million, as compared to $22.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2015.  Adjusted earnings per diluted share increased 22.6% to $0.38 in the fourth quarter of 2016 compared to $0.31 in the fourth quarter of 2015.

Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations for the fourth quarter of 2016 increased 39.5% to $77.1 million, or 13.9% of net revenue, as compared to adjusted EBITDA of $55.3 million or 13.6% of net revenue, in the fourth quarter of 2015.  Total adjusted EBITDA, including both continuing and discontinued operations, in the fourth quarter of 2016, increased 71.1% to $94.6 million, or 14.5% of net revenue, compared to adjusted EBITDA of $55.3 million, or 13.6% of net revenue, in the fourth quarter of 2015.  Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP measure defined herein under "Use and Definition of Non-GAAP Measures," and is reconciled to net income in the tables that accompany this release.

Full-Year 2016 Results

Full-Year Net Revenue by Product Category 
(in thousands) FY 2016
Net Revenue
FY 2015
Net
revenue
ChangeFY 2016
Net
Revenue
Incremental
Diamond
Net Revenue
FY 2016
Snyder's-
Lance Legacy
Net Revenue
FY 2015 Net
Revenue
Change 
Branded $1,638,296 $1,190,191 37.6%$1,638,296 $430,186 $1,208,110 $1,190,191 1.5% 
Partner Brand  300,436  300,480   300,436     300,436  300,480   
Other  170,495  165,728 2.9% 170,495  13,282  157,213  165,728 (5.1)% 
Total Continuing Operations  2,109,227  1,656,399 27.3% 2,109,227  443,468  1,665,759  1,656,399 0.6% 
Discontinued Operations  204,443     204,443  204,443       
Total Cont. and Disc. Operations  2,313,670  1,656,399 39.7% 2,313,670  647,911  1,665,759  1,656,399 0.6% 
*The non-GAAP measure and related comparisons in the table above should be considered in addition to, not as a substitute for, our net revenue disclosure, as well as other measures of financial performance reported in accordance with GAAP, and may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies. Company management believes the presentation of 2016 Net Revenue Excluding Diamond Foods is useful for providing increased transparency and assisting investors in understanding our ongoing operating performance.

Note:  Due to the acquisition of Diamond, prior year Partner brand revenues from the sale of Kettle Brand® potato chips are now classified as Branded revenues. For the full-year 2015 the Company has reclassified $34.8 million of Partner brand revenue associated with Kettle Brand® potato chips to Branded revenue to be consistent with current year presentation.
 
 

Net revenue from continuing operations for the full-year 2016 was $2,109.2 million, an increase of 27.3% compared to $1,656.4 million in 2015.  Total net revenue in 2016, including continuing and discontinued operations, was $2,313.7 million, an increase of 39.7% compared to net revenue of $1,656.4 million in 2015.  Snyder's-Lance legacy net revenue for the full-year 2016 increased 0.6% compared to 2015 including Branded category net revenue growth of 1.5% driven by an approximately 6% increase in volume.  For the full-year 2016, net revenue from the Partner Brands category was relatively flat while net revenue from the Other category declined 5.1%.

Operating income from continuing operations for the full-year 2016 was $103.6 million, compared to $101.4 million in 2015.  Adjusted operating income in 2016 increased 74.0% to $207.8 million, or 9.0% of net revenue, as compared to $119.5 million, or 7.2% percent of net revenue, in 2015. 

Net interest expense for the full-year 2016 increased to $32.6 million compared to $10.9 million in 2015.  The increase in net interest expense was the result of additional debt utilized to finance the acquisition of Diamond Foods.  The adjusted effective tax rate for the full-year 2016 was 34.1% as compared to 34.5% in 2015.

GAAP net income from continuing operations attributable to Snyder's-Lance, Inc. for the full-year 2016 was $42.0 million, or $0.45 per diluted share, as compared to $50.7 million, or $0.71 per diluted share, in 2015.  The GAAP net loss from discontinued operations for the full-year 2016 was $27.1 million, or $0.29 per diluted share, and was due to a loss on the sale of Diamond of California of $32.6 million, which was due to the incremental allocation of approximately $39 million in enterprise goodwill in accordance with GAAP.  Net income from discontinued operations, excluding special items, was $14.5 million or $0.16 per diluted share.  Adjusted net income attributable to Snyder's-Lance, Inc. for the full-year 2016, increased 64.0% to $118.0 million, as compared to $71.9 million in 2015.  Adjusted earnings per diluted share increased 25.7% to $1.27 for the full-year 2016 compared to $1.01 in 2015.

Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations for the full-year 2016 increased 48.7% to $284.1 million or 13.5% of net revenue, as compared to adjusted EBITDA of $191.1 million, or 11.5% of net revenue, in 2015.  Total adjusted EBITDA, including both continuing and discontinued operations, for the full-year 2016, increased 62.5% to $310.7 million, or 13.4% of net revenue, as compared to adjusted EBITDA of $191.1 million, or 11.5% of net revenue, in 2015.  Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP measure defined herein under "Use and Definition of Non-GAAP Measures," and is reconciled to net income in the tables that accompany this release.

Outlook*
For the full-year of fiscal 2017, the Company expects net revenue to be between $2,250 million and $2,290 million, adjusted EBITDA to be between $330 million and $345 million, and earnings per diluted share, excluding special items, to be between $1.32 and $1.42.

The Company's 2017 full-year outlook also includes the following assumptions:

*Full-year 2017 GAAP guidance are not provided in this release due to the likely occurrence of one or more of the following items where the Company is unable to reliably forecast the timing and magnitude: Continued transaction and integration related costs associated with the divestiture of Diamond of California, other potential transactions and their related costs, settlements of contingent liabilities, possible gains or losses on the sale of businesses or other assets, restructuring costs, impairment charges, and the income tax effects of these.

Conference Call
Management will host a conference call to discuss the Company's fourth quarter and full year 2016 results at 9:00 a.m. ET on February 13, 2017.  The conference call will be webcast live through the Investor Relations section of the Snyder's-Lance website (www.snyderslance.com) where the accompanying slide presentation will also be available.  To participate in the conference call, the dial-in number is (844) 830-1960 for U.S. callers or (315) 625-6883 for international callers.  The conference ID is 56297381.  A continuous telephone replay of the call will be available between 12:00 p.m. ET on February 13 and 12:00 a.m. ET on February 20.  The replay telephone number is (855) 859-2056 for U.S. callers or (404) 537-3406 for international callers.  The replay access code is 56297381.  Investors may also access a web-based replay of the conference call at www.snyderslance.com.

About Snyder's-Lance, Inc.
Snyder's-Lance, Inc., headquartered in Charlotte, NC, manufactures and markets snack foods throughout the United States and internationally. Snyder's-Lance's products include pretzels, sandwich crackers, pretzel crackers, potato chips, cookies, tortilla chips, restaurant style crackers, popcorn, nuts and other snacks. Products are sold under the Snyder's of Hanover®, Lance®, Kettle Brand®, KETTLE® Chips, Cape Cod®, Snack Factory® Pretzel Crisps®, Pop Secret®, Emerald®, Late July®, Krunchers! ®, Tom's®, Archway®, Jays®, Stella D'oro®, Eatsmart Snacks™, O-Ke-Doke®, Metcalfe's skinny®, and other brand names along with a number of third party brands. Products are distributed nationally through grocery and mass merchandisers, convenience stores, club stores, food service outlets and other channels. For more information, visit the Company's corporate web site: www.snyderslance.com.
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Use and Definition of Non-GAAP Measures
Snyder's-Lance's management uses non-GAAP financial measures to evaluate our operating performance and to facilitate a comparison of the Company's operating performance on a consistent basis and to provide measures that, when viewed in combination with its results prepared in accordance with GAAP, allow for a more complete understanding of factors and trends affecting the Company's business than GAAP measures alone.  The non-GAAP measures and related comparisons should be considered in addition to, not as a substitute for, our GAAP disclosure, as well as other measures of financial performance reported in accordance with GAAP, and may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies. Our management believes these non-GAAP measures are useful for providing increased transparency and assisting investors in understanding our ongoing operating performance.

Operating Income and Gross Profit, Excluding Special Items
Operating income and gross profit, excluding special items, are provided because Snyder's-Lance believes it is useful information for understanding our results by improving the comparability of our results. Additionally, operating income and gross profit, excluding special items, provide transparent and useful information to management, investors, analysts and other parties in evaluating and assessing the Company's primary operating results after removing the impact of unusual, non-operational or restructuring or transaction related activities that affect comparability. Operating income and gross profit, excluding special items, are two measures management uses for planning and budgeting, monitoring and evaluating financial and operating results, and in the analysis of ongoing operating trends.

Net Income, Earnings per Share and Effective Income Tax Rate, Excluding Special Items
Net income, earnings per share, and the effective income tax rate, excluding special items, are metrics provided to present the reader with the after-tax impact of operating income, excluding special items, in order to improve the comparability and understanding of the related GAAP measures. Net income, earnings per share, and the effective income tax rate, excluding special items, provide transparent and useful information to management, investors, analysts and other parties in evaluating and assessing our primary operating results after removing the impact of unusual, non-operational or restructuring or transaction related activities that affect comparability. Net income, earnings per share, and the effective income tax rate, excluding special items, are measures management uses for planning and budgeting, monitoring and evaluating financial and operating results.

Adjusted EBITDA

Snyder's-Lance defines adjusted EBITDA as earnings before interest expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization ("EBITDA"), further adjusted to exclude restructuring or transaction related expenses, and other non-cash or non-operating items as well as any other unusual items that impact the comparability of our financial information.

Management uses adjusted EBITDA as a key metric in the evaluation of underlying Company performance, in making financial, operating and planning decisions.  The Company believes this measure is useful to investors because it increases transparency and assists investors in understanding the underlying performance of the Company and in the analysis of ongoing operating trends. Additionally, Snyder's-Lance believes adjusted EBITDA is frequently used by analysts, investors and other interested parties in their evaluation of companies, many of which present an adjusted EBITDA measure when reporting their results. The Company has historically reported adjusted EBITDA to analysts and investors and believes that its continued inclusion provides consistency in financial reporting and enables analysts and investors to perform meaningful comparisons of past, present and future operating results.

Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered as an alternative to net income, determined in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP"), as an indicator of the Company's operating performance, as an indicator of cash flows, or as a measure of liquidity. While EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA and similar measures are frequently used as measures of operations and the ability to meet debt service requirements, they are not necessarily comparable to other similarly titled captions of other companies due to the potential inconsistencies in the method of calculation.

Cautionary Information about Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains statements which may be forward looking within the meaning of applicable securities laws. The statements include projections regarding future revenues, earnings and other results which are based upon the Company's current expectations and assumptions, which are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties.  Factors that could cause actual results to differ include general economic conditions or an economic turndown; volatility in the price, quality or availability of inputs, including raw materials, packaging, energy and labor; price competition and industry consolidation; changes in our top retail customer relationships; inability to maintain profitability in the face of a consolidating retail environment; failure to successfully integrate acquisitions or execute divestitures; loss of key personnel; failure to execute and accomplish our strategy; concerns with the safety and quality of certain food products or ingredients; adulterated, misbranded or mislabeled products or product recalls; disruption of our supply chain; failure to maintain satisfactory labor relations; risks related to our foreign operations, including foreign currency risks; inadequacies in, or security breaches of, our information technology systems; improper use of social media; changes in consumer preferences and tastes or inability to innovate or market our products effectively; reliance on distribution through a significant number of independent business owners; protection of our trademarks and other intellectual property rights; impairment in the carrying value of goodwill or other intangible assets; new regulations or legislation; interest rate volatility, political and economic conditions of the countries in which we conduct business, and the interests of a few individuals who control a significant portion of our outstanding shares of common stock may conflict with those of other stockholders, which have been discussed in greater detail in our most recent Form 10-K and other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.



SNYDER'S-LANCE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Consolidated Statements of Income (Unaudited)
For the Quarters and Years Ended December 31, 2016 and January 2, 2016

  Quarter Ended Year Ended
(in thousands, except per share data) December 31,
 2016
 January 2,
 2016
 December 31,
 2016
 January 2,
 2016
Net revenue $556,163  $405,857  $2,109,227  $1,656,399 
Cost of sales 346,115  259,899  1,345,437  1,077,110 
Gross profit  210,048  145,958  763,790  579,289 
         
Selling, general and administrative 159,301  109,156   593,957  464,534 
Transaction and integration related expenses 3,693  7,252  66,272  7,702 
Settlements of certain litigation        5,675 
Impairment charges 3,096  11,997  4,466  11,997 
Other expense/(income), net 55  1,024  (5,390) (1,075)
Income before interest and income taxes 43,903  16,529   104,485  90,456 
         
Loss on early extinguishment of debt      4,749   
Interest expense, net 9,308  2,864  32,613  10,853 
Income before income taxes 34,595  13,665  67,123  79,603 
         
Income tax expense 15,890  6,652  25,320  28,885 
Income from continuing operations 18,705  7,013  41,803  50,718 
Loss from discontinued operations, net of income tax (27,426)   (27,100)  
Net (loss)/income (8,721 ) 7,013  14,703  50,718 
Net (loss)/income attributable to noncontrolling interests (41) (30) (182) 33 
Net (loss)/income attributable to Snyder's-Lance, Inc. $(8,680) $7,043  $14,885  $50,685 
         
Amounts attributable to Snyder's-Lance, Inc:        
Continuing operations $18,746  $7,043  $41,985  $50,685 
Discontinued operations (27,426)   (27,100)  
Net (loss)/income attributable to Snyder's-Lance, Inc. $(8,680) $7,043  $14,885  $50,685 
         
Basic earnings per share:        
Continuing operations $0.19  $0.10  $0.46  $0.72 
Discontinued operations (0.28)    (0.29)  
Total basic (loss)/earnings per share $(0.09) $0.10  $0.17  $0.72 
         
Diluted earnings per share:        
Continuing operations $0.19  $0.10  $0.45  $0.71 
Discontinued operations (0.28)   (0.29)  
Total diluted (loss)/earnings per share (0.09) 0.10  0.16  0.71 
         
Dividends declared per common share $0.16  $0.16  $0.64  $0.64 



SNYDER'S-LANCE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited)
As of December 31, 2016 and January 2, 2016

(in thousands, except share data) 2016 2015
ASSETS    
Current assets:    
Cash and cash equivalents $35,409  $39,105 
Restricted cash 714  966 
Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $1,290 and $917, respectively 210,723  131,339 
Receivable from sale of Diamond of California 118,577   
Inventories, net 173,456  110,994 
Prepaid income taxes and income taxes receivable 5,744  2,321 
Assets held for sale 19,568  15,678 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 27,666  21,210 
Total current assets 591,857  321,613 
     
Noncurrent assets:    
Fixed assets, net 501,884  401,465 
Goodwill 1,318,362  539,119 
Other intangible assets, net  1,373,800  528,658 
Other noncurrent assets 48,173  19,849 
Total assets $3,834,076  $1,810,704 
     
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY    
Current liabilities:    
Current portion of long-term debt $49,000  $8,541 
Accounts payable 99,249   54,207 
Accrued compensation 44,901  26,196 
Accrued casualty insurance claims 4,266  4,262 
Accrued marketing, selling and promotional costs 50,179  18,806 
Other payables and accrued liabilities 47,958  32,248 
Total current liabilities 295,553  144,260 
     
Noncurrent liabilities:    
Long-term debt, net 1,245,959  372,301 
Deferred income taxes, net 378,236  157,591 
Accrued casualty insurance claims  13,049  11,931 
Other noncurrent liabilities 25,609  17,034 
Total liabilities 1,958,406  703,117 
     
Commitments and contingencies    
     
Stockholders' equity:    
Common stock, $0.83 1/3 par value. 110,000,000 shares authorized; 96,242,784 and 70,968,054 shares
outstanding, respectively
 80,199  59,138 
Preferred stock, $1.00 par value. 5,000,000 shares authorized; no shares outstanding    
Additional paid-in capital 1,598,678  791,428 
Retained earnings 195,733  238,314 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (17,977) (630)
Total Snyder's-Lance, Inc. stockholders' equity  1,856,633  1,088,250 
Noncontrolling interests 19,037  19,337 
Total stockholders' equity 1,875,670  1,107,587 
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $3,834,076  $1,810,704 



SNYDER'S-LANCE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)
For the Years Ended December 31, 2016 and January 2, 2016

(in thousands) 2016 2015
Operating activities:    
Net income $14,703  $50,718 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to cash from operating activities:    
Depreciation and amortization 99,251  70,379 
Stock-based compensation expense 26,648  5,616 
Loss on sale of fixed assets, net 141  420 
Loss on sale of Diamond of California 32,645   
Gain on sale of route businesses, net (1,341) (1,913)
Gain on write-off of debt premium (1,341)  
Impairment charges 4,466   11,997 
Derecognition of cumulative translation adjustment   737 
Deferred income taxes  24,811  2,433 
Provision for doubtful accounts 472  1,104 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, excluding business acquisitions and foreign currency
translation adjustments:
    
Accounts receivable (34,047) (6,349)
Inventory 2,036  5,242 
Other current assets 2,861  2,463 
Accounts payable 21,762  (2,468)
Payable to growers 41,948   
Other accrued liabilities 18,312  6,970 
Other noncurrent assets 6,531  709 
Other noncurrent liabilities 1,341  (1,904)
Net cash provided by operating activities 261,199  146,154 
     
Investing activities:    
Purchases of fixed assets (73,261) (51,468)
Purchases of route businesses (42,206) (22,568)
Proceeds from sale of fixed assets 1,409  1,776 
Proceeds from sale of route businesses 39,619  27,408 
Proceeds from sale of investments   826 
Business acquisitions, net of cash acquired (1,042,674)  
Changes in restricted cash 252   
Net cash used in investing activities (1,116,861) (44,026)
     
Financing activities:    
Dividends paid to stockholders and noncontrolling interests (57,584) (45,183)
Debt issuance costs (6,047) (5,065)
Issuances of common stock 10,096   7,862 
Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation 910  2,326 
Share repurchases, including shares surrendered for tax withholding (10,330 ) (836)
Payments on capital leases (2,412)  
Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt 1,130,000   
Repayments of long-term debt (438,625) (7,500)
Net proceeds from/(repayments of) existing credit facilities 227,000  (50,000)
Net cash provided by/(used in) financing activities 853,008  (98,396)
     
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash (1,042)  
     
(Decrease)/increase in cash and cash equivalents (3,696) 3,732 
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of fiscal year 39,105  35,373 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of fiscal year $ 35,409  $39,105 


SNYDER'S-LANCE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures (Unaudited)
Gross Profit, excluding special items

  Quarter Ended Year Ended
(in thousands) December 31,
2016
 January 2,
2016
 December 31,
2016
 January 2,
2016
         
Continuing Operations        
Net revenue from continuing operations $556,163  $405,857  $2,109,227  $1,656,399 
Cost of sales from continuing operations 346,115  259,899  1,345,437  1,077,110 
Gross profit from continuing operations $210,048  $145,958  $763,790  $579,289 
As a % of net revenue 37.8% 36.0% 36.2% 35.0%
         
Transaction and integration related expenses(1) 66    728   
Inventory step-up(2)     11,341   
Emerald move and required packaging changes(3) 499    499   
Other(4)(5) 187  262  1,090  298
Gross profit from continuing operations, excluding special items $210,800  $146,220  $777,448  $579,587 
As a % of net revenue 37.9 % 36.0% 36.9% 35.0%
         
Discontinued Operations        
Net revenue from discontinued operations $96,441  $  $204,443   $ 
Cost of sales from discontinued operations 67,774    156,008   
Gross profit from discontinued operations $28,667  $  $48,435  $ 
As a % of net revenue 29.7% 0.0% 23.7% 0.0%
         
Special items attributable to discontinued operations (6)     4,210   
Gross profit from discontinued operations, excluding special items $28,667  $   $52,645  $ 
As a % of net revenue  29.7% 0.0% 25.8% 0.0%
          
Total Continuing and Discontinued Operations         
Total net revenue (continuing and discontinued operations) $652,604  $405,857  $ 2,313,670  $1,656,399 
Total cost of sales (continuing and discontinued operations) 413,889  259,899  1,501,445  1,077,110 
Total gross profit (continuing and discontinued operations) $238,715  $145,958  $812,225  $579,289 
As a % of net revenue 36.6% 36.0% 35.1% 35.0%
         
Special items (continuing and discontinued operations) 752  262  17,868  298 
Adjusted gross profit (continuing and discontinued operations excluding special items) $239,467  $146,220  $830,093  $579,587 
As a % of net revenue 36.7% 36.0% 35.9% 35.0%


(1) Transaction and integration related expenses primarily consist of severance and relocation costs associated with the acquisition of Diamond Foods.
(2) The inventory step-up represents the additional cost of sales recognized in Q1 and Q2 2016 as a result of stepping up Diamond Food's inventory to fair value at the acquisition date.
(3) Expenses associated with packaging write-offs due to required packaging changes as a result of the transaction.
(4) For 2016, other items primarily consist of an inventory step-up related to the Metcalfe's transaction, other Metcalfe-related integration costs and non-Diamond related severance and retention benefits.
(5) For 2015, other items consist of severance costs as well as recovery expenses for a plant fire.
(6) Special items attributable to discontinued operations consist of the inventory step-up recognized in Q1 and Q2 2016 as a result of stepping up Diamond Food's inventory to fair value at the acquisition date.


SNYDER'S-LANCE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures (Unaudited)
Operating income, excluding special items

   Quarter Ended Year Ended
(in thousands) December 31,
2016
 January 2,
2016
 December 31,
2016
 January 2,
2016
         
Continuing Operations        
Income before interest and income taxes $43,903  $16,529  $104,485  $90,456 
Impairment charges 3,096  11,997  4,466  11,997 
Other expense/(income), net 55  1,024  (5,390) (1,075)
Operating income from continuing operations $47,054  $29,550  $103,561  $101,378 
As a % of net revenue 8.5% 7.3% 4.9% 6.1%
         
Transaction and integration related expenses(1)(2) 3,758  7,252  67,000   7,702 
Inventory step-up(3)     11,341   
Emerald move and required packaging changes(4) 993    1,558   
Legal fees and settlement accrual(5)   237    7,274 
Other(6)(7) 769  1,469  2,268  3,109 
Operating income from continuing operations, excluding special
items
 $52,574   $38,508  $185,728  $119,463 
As a % of net revenue 9.5% 9.5% 8.8%  7.2%
         
Discontinued Operations        
Loss before interest and income taxes $(18,054) $  $(17,848) $ 
Loss on sale of Diamond of California 32,645    32,645   
Operating income from discontinued operations  $14,591  $  $14,797  $ 
As a % of net revenue 15.1% 0.0% 7.2% 0.0%
         
Special items attributable to discontinued operations(8) 1,673    7,286   
Operating income from discontinued operations, excluding
special items
 $16,264  $  $22,083  $ 
As a % of net revenue 16.9% 0.0% 10.8 % 0.0%
         
Total Continuing and Discontinued Operations        
Total operating income (continuing and discontinued operations) $61,645  $29,550  $118,358  $101,378 
Special items (continuing and discontinued operations) 7,193  8,958  89,453  18,085 
Adjusted operating income (continuing and discontinued
operations excluding special items)
 $68,838  $38,508  $207,811  $119,463 
As a % of net revenue 10.5 % 9.5% 9.0% 7.2%


(1) For 2016, transaction and integration related expenses primarily consist of professional fees, accelerated stock-based compensation, relocation, severance, and retention costs associated with the acquisition of Diamond.
(2) For 2015, transaction related expenses primarily consist of professional fees associated with the acquisition of Diamond.
(3) The inventory step-up represents the additional cost of sales recognized in Q1 and Q2 2016 as a result of stepping up Diamond Food's inventory to fair value at the acquisition date.
(4) For 2016, expenses associated with packaging write-offs due to required packaging changes as a result of the transaction and other professional fees.
(5) Includes expenses for legal fees and contingent liabilities associated with settlements related to employee classification and industry wide packaging claims.(6) For 2016, other items primarily consist of Metcalfe's transaction-related expenses including transaction costs, severance benefits, and inventory step-up, as well as non-Diamond related professional fees, severance and retention benefits.
(7) For 2015, other items include professional fees, severance and relocation expenses, a self-funded medical insurance claim, and recovery expenses for fire and flood.
(8) Special items attributable to discontinued operations for 2016 consist of the inventory step-up recognized in Q1 and Q2 2016 as a result of stepping up Diamond of California's inventory to fair value at the acquisition date,  retention costs associated with Diamond of California employees, and stock-based compensation accelerated due to the disposal of our culinary nuts business.


SNYDER'S-LANCE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures (Unaudited)
Earnings per diluted share, excluding special items

  Quarter Ended Year Ended
  December 31,
2016
 January 2,
2016
 December 31,
2016
 January 2,
2016
Earnings per diluted share from continuing operations $0.19  $0.10  $0.45  $0.71 
          
Transaction and integrated related expenses(1)(2)  0.03  0.09  0.48  0.09 
Inventory step-up(3)     0.08   
Emerald move and required packaging changes(4) 0.03    0.03   
Loss on debt prepayment(5)     0.03   
Legal fees and settlement accrual(6)       0.07 
Other impairment charges(7)(8)   0.11  0.01  0.11 
Impact of tax restructuring(9) 0.01
    0.01   
Other(10)(11) 0.01
  0.01  0.02  0.03 
Earnings per diluted share from continuing operations, excluding
special items
 $0.27  $0.31  $1.11  $1.01 
         
Loss per diluted share from discontinued operations $(0.28)  $  $(0.29) $ 
Special items attributable to discontinued operations(12) 0.39    0.45   
Earnings per diluted share from discontinued operations,
excluding special items
 $0.11  $   $0.16  $ 
         
Total (loss)/earnings per diluted share (continuing and discontinued
operations)
 $(0.09) $0.10  $0.16  $0.71 
Total special items (continuing and discontinued operations) 0.47  0.21  1.11  0.30 
Adjusted earnings per diluted share (continuing and discontinued
operations excluding special items)
 $0.38  $0.31  $1.27   $1.01 


(1) For 2016, transaction and integration related expenses primarily consist of professional fees, accelerated stock-based compensation, relocation, severance, and retention costs associated with the acquisition of Diamond.
(2) For 2015, transaction related expenses primarily consist of professional fees associated with the acquisition of Diamond.
(3) The inventory step-up represents the additional cost of sales recognized in Q1 and Q2 2016 as a result of stepping up Diamond Food's inventory to fair value at the acquisition date.
(4) For 2016, expenses related to the impairment of certain Emerald assets not being relocated, the write-off of certain packaging due to required packaging changes as a result of the transaction, as well as professional fees.
(5) The loss on extinguishment of debt was a result of the early repayment of our private placement loan due to the financing obtained for the acquisition of Diamond Foods.
(6) Includes expenses for legal fees and contingent liabilities associated with settlements related to employee classification and industry wide packaging claims.
(7) For 2016, consists of impairment charges for certain fixed assets.
(8) For 2015, consists of impairment charges recorded for manufacturing assets and routes.
(9) For 2016, consists of a discrete tax item for the impact of tax restructuring.
(10) For 2016, other items primarily consist of Metcalfe's transaction-related expenses including transaction costs, severance benefits, and inventory step-up, as well as non-Diamond related professional fees, severance and retention benefits.
(11) For 2015, other items include professional fees, severance and relocation expenses, a self-funded medical insurance claim, and recovery expenses for fire and flood.
(12) Special items attributable to discontinued operations for 2016 consist of a $32.6 million loss on the disposal transaction, the inventory step-up recognized in Q1 and Q2 2016 as a result of stepping up Diamond of California's inventory to fair value at the acquisition date, retention costs associated with Diamond of California employees, and stock-based compensation accelerated due to the disposal of our culinary nuts business.


SNYDER'S-LANCE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures (Unaudited)
EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA

  Quarter Ended Year Ended
(in thousands) December 31,
2016
 January 2,
2016
 December 31,
2016
 January 2,
2016
         
Continuing Operations        
Income from continuing operations $ 18,705  $7,013  $41,803  $50,718 
Income tax expense 15,890  6,652  25,320  28,885 
Interest expense 9,308  2,864  32,613  10,853 
Loss on early extinguishment of debt     4,749   
Depreciation 17,713   15,133  70,075  59,642 
Amortization 7,663  2,661  24,709  10,737 
EBITDA, from continuing operations  $69,279  $34,323  $199,269  $160,835 
As a % of net revenue 12.5% 8.5% 9.4% 9.7%
         
Transaction and integration related expenses(1)(2) 3,758  7,253  67,000  7,702 
Inventory step-up(3)     11,341   
Emerald move and required packaging changes(4) 3,304    3,869   
Legal fees and settlement accrual(5)   237    7,274 
Other impairment charges(6)(7)   11,997  863  11,997 
Other(8)(9) 769  1,469   1,768  3,317 
Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations $77,110   $55,279  $284,110  $191,125 
As a % of net revenue 13.9% 13.6% 13.5% 11.5%
         
Discontinued Operations        
Loss from discontinued operations $(27,426)  $  $(27,100) $ 
Income tax expense  9,372    9,252   
Depreciation 1,088    3,625   
Amortization 100    842   
EBITDA, from discontinued operations $(16,866) $  $(13,381) $ 
As a % of net revenue (17.5)% 0.0% (6.5)% 0.0%
         
Special items attributable to discontinued operations(10) 34,318    39,931   
Adjusted EBITDA from discontinued operations $17,452  $  $26,550   $ 
As a % of net revenue 18.1% 0.0 % 13.0% 0.0%
         
Total Continuing and Discontinued Operations        
EBITDA (continuing and discontinued operations) $52,413  $34,323  $185,888  $160,835 
Total special items (continuing and discontinued operations) 42,149  20,956  124,772  30,290 
Adjusted EBITDA (continuing and discontinued operations
excluding special items)
 $94,562  $ 55,279  $310,660  $191,125 
As a % of net revenue 14.5% 13.6% 13.4%  11.5%


(1) For 2016, transaction and integration related expenses primarily consist of professional fees, accelerated stock-based compensation, relocation, severance, and retention costs associated with the acquisition of Diamond.
(2) For 2015, transaction related expenses primarily consist of professional fees associated with the acquisition of Diamond.
(3) The inventory step-up represents the additional cost of sales recognized in Q1 and Q2 2016 as a result of stepping up Diamond's inventory to fair value at the acquisition date.
(4) For 2016, expenses related to the impairment of certain Emerald assets not being relocated, the write-off of certain packaging due to required packaging changes as a result of the transaction, as well as professional fees.
(5) For 2015, includes expenses for legal fees and contingent liabilities associated with settlements related to employee classification and industry wide packaging claims.
(6) For 2016, consists of impairment charges for certain fixed assets.
(7) For 2015, consists of impairment charges recorded for manufacturing assets and routes.
(8) For 2016, other items primarily consist of Metcalfe's transaction-related expenses including transaction costs, severance benefits, and inventory step-up, as well as non-Diamond related professional fees and severance and retention benefits.
(9) For 2015, other items include professional fees, severance and relocation expenses, a self-funded medical insurance claim, and recovery expenses for fire and flood.
(10) Special items attributable to discontinued operations for 2016 consist of a $32.6 million loss on the disposal transaction, the inventory step-up recognized in Q1 and Q2 2016 as a result of stepping up Diamond of California's inventory to fair value at the acquisition date, retention costs associated with Diamond of California employees, and stock-based compensation accelerated due to the disposal of our culinary nuts business.


SNYDER'S-LANCE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures (Unaudited)
Net income attributable to Snyder's-Lance, excluding special items

  Quarter Ended Year Ended
(in thousands)  December 31,
2016
 January 2,
2016
 December 31,
2016
 January 2,
2016
Continuing Operations        
Net income attributable to Snyder's-Lance, from continuing
operations
 $18,746  $7,043  $41,985  $50,685 
Transaction and integrated related expenses, net of tax (1)(2) 3,039  6,159  45,088  6,442 
Inventory step-up, net of tax(3)     7,315   
Emerald move and required packaging changes, net of tax(4) 2,671    3,111   
Loss on debt prepayment, net of tax(5)     3,042   
Legal fees and settlement accrual, net of tax(6)   241    4,784 
Other impairment charges, net of tax(7)(8)   7,840  589  7,840 
Impact of tax restructuring(9)  1,365    982   
Other, net of tax(10)(11) 621  982  1,409  2,190 
Net income attributable to Snyder's-Lance from continuing
operations, excluding special items
 $26,442  $22,265  $103,521  $71,941 
         
Discontinued Operations        
Net loss attributable to Snyder's-Lance from discontinued
operations
 $(27,426) $  $ (27,100) $ 
Special items attributable to discontinued operations, net of tax(12) 37,986    41,599   
Net income attributable to Snyder's-Lance from discontinued
operations, excluding special items
 $10,560  $  $14,499  $ 
         
Total Continuing and Discontinued Operations        
Total net (loss)/income attributable to Snyder's-Lance $ (8,680) $7,043  $14,885  $50,685 
Total special items (continuing and discontinued operations), net of tax 45,682  15,222  103,135  21,256 
Total net income attributable to Snyder's-Lance (continuing and
discontinued operations), excluding special items
 $37,002  $22,265   $118,020  $71,941 


(1) For 2016, transaction and integration related expenses primarily consist of professional fees, accelerated stock-based compensation, relocation, severance, and retention costs associated with the acquisition of Diamond.
(2) For 2015, transaction related expenses primarily consist of professional fees associated with the acquisition of Diamond.
(3) The inventory step-up represents the additional cost of sales recognized in Q1 and Q2 2016 as a result of stepping up Diamond Food's inventory to fair value at the acquisition date.
(4) For 2016, expenses related to the impairment of certain Emerald assets not being relocated, the write-off of certain packaging due to required packaging changes as a result of the transaction, as well as professional fees.
(5) The loss on extinguishment of debt was a result of the early repayment of our private placement loan due to the financing obtained for the acquisition of Diamond Foods.
(6) For 2015, includes expenses for legal fees and contingent liabilities associated with settlements related to employee classification and industry wide packaging claims.
(7) For 2016, consists of impairment charges for certain fixed assets.
(8) For 2015, consists of impairment charges recorded for manufacturing assets and routes.
(9) For 2016, consists of a discrete tax item for the impact of tax restructuring.
(10) For 2016, other items primarily consist of Metcalfe's transaction-related expenses including transaction costs, severance benefits, and inventory step-up, as well as non-Diamond related professional fees, severance and retention benefits.
(11) For 2015, other items include professional fees, severance and relocation expenses, a self-funded medical insurance claim, and recovery expenses for fire and flood.
(12) Special items attributable to discontinued operations for 2016 consist of a $32.6 million loss, net of tax, on the disposal transaction, the inventory step-up recognized in Q1 and Q2 2016 as a result of stepping up Diamond of California's inventory to fair value at the acquisition date, retention costs associated with Diamond of California employees, and stock-based compensation accelerated due to the disposal of our culinary nuts business.



SNYDER'S-LANCE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures (Unaudited)
Adjusted effective income tax rate

Quarter Ended December 31, 2016      
(in thousands) Income from Continuing Operations
  GAAP Income Adjustments Adjusted Income
Income before income taxes $34,595  $7,831  $42,426 
Income tax expense 15,890  135  16,025 
Net income 18,705  7,696  26,401 
Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests (41)   (41)
Net income attributable to Snyder's-Lance $18,746  $7,696  $26,442 
       
Effective income tax rate(1) 45.9%   37.8%
       
  Income from Discontinued Operations
  GAAP Income Adjustments Adjusted Income
(Loss)/Income before income taxes $(18,054) $34,318  $16,264 
Income tax expense/(benefit) 9,372  (3,668) 5,704 
Net (loss)/income (27,426) 37,986  10,560 
Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests      
Net (loss)/income attributable to Snyder's-Lance $(27,426) $ 37,986  $10,560 
       
Effective income tax rate(2) (51.9)%   35.1%
       
  Total Adjusted Income    
Income before income taxes $58,690     
Income tax expense 21,729     
Net income 36,961     
Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests (41)    
Net income attributable to Snyder's-Lance $37,002     
       
Effective income tax rate 37.0%    
       
Quarter Ended January 2, 2016      
(in thousands) Income from Continuing Operations
  GAAP Income Adjustments Adjusted Income
Income before income taxes $13,665  $20,956  $34,621 
Income tax expense 6,652  5,735  12,387 
Net income 7,013  15,221   22,234 
Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests (30)   (30)
Net income attributable to Snyder's-Lance $7,043  $15,221  $22,264 
       
Effective income tax rate(3) 48.7%   35.8%



(1) The tax rate on adjusted income from continuing operations varies from the tax rate on GAAP income from continuing operations for the fourth quarter of 2016 primarily due to the $1.4 million of discrete tax expense associated with our tax restructuring in the quarter, as well as transaction related expenses which were not deductible for tax.
(2) The tax rate on adjusted income from discontinued operations varies from the tax rate on GAAP income from discontinued operations for the fourth quarter of 2016 primarily due to significant taxable income on the sale of Diamond of California despite a book loss of $32.6 million.  This was due to the sale of goodwill which had no tax basis and for which no deferred tax liability was recorded.
(3) The tax rate on adjusted income varies from the tax rate on GAAP income for the fourth quarter of 2015 primarily due to non-deductible transaction costs related to the acquisition of Diamond.



SNYDER'S-LANCE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures (Unaudited)
Adjusted effective income tax rate (continued)

Year Ended December 31, 2016      
(in thousands) Income from Continuing Operations
  GAAP Income Adjustments Adjusted Income
Income before income taxes $67,123  $89,590  $156,713 
Income tax expense 25,320  28,054  53,374 
Net income 41,803   61,536  103,339 
Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests (182)   (182)
Net income attributable to Snyder's-Lance $41,985  $61,536  $103,521 
       
Effective income tax rate(4) 37.7%   34.1%
       
   Income from Discontinued Operations
  GAAP Income Adjustments Adjusted Income
(Loss)/income before income taxes $(17,848) $39,931  $22,083 
Income tax expense/(benefit)  9,252  (1,667) 7,585 
Net (loss)/income  (27,100) 41,598  14,498 
Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests      
Net (loss)/income attributable to Snyder's-Lance $ (27,100) $41,598  $14,498 
       
Effective income tax rate(5) (51.8)%   34.3%
       
  Total Adjusted Income    
Income before income taxes $178,796     
Income tax expense 60,959     
Net income 117,837     
Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests (182)    
Net income attributable to Snyder's-Lance $118,019     
       
Effective income tax rate 34.1%    
       
Year Ended January 2, 2016      
(in thousands) Income from Continuing Operations
  GAAP Income Adjustments Adjusted Income
Income before income taxes $79,603  $30,290  $109,893 
Income tax expense 28,885  9,034  37,919 
Net income 50,718  21,256  71,974  
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests 33    33 
Net income attributable to Snyder's-Lance $50,685  $21,256  $71,941 
       
Effective income tax rate(6) 36.3%   34.5%



(4) The tax rate on adjusted income from continuing operations varies from the tax rate on GAAP income from continuing operations for the full year 2016 primarily due to non-deductible transaction costs related to the acquisition of Diamond.
(5) The tax rate on adjusted income from discontinued operations varies from the tax rate on GAAP income from discontinued operations for the full year 2016 primarily due to significant taxable income on the sale of Diamond of California despite a book loss of $32.6 million.  This was due to the sale of goodwill which had no tax basis and for which no deferred tax liability was recorded.
(6) The tax rate on adjusted income varies from the tax rate on GAAP income for the full year 2015 primarily due to non-deductible transaction costs related to the acquisition of Diamond. 

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