Snyder's-Lance, Inc.
Nov 4, 2014

Snyder's-Lance, Inc. Reports Results for Third Quarter 2014

- Net revenue of $409 million, a 6.2% increase over prior year adjusted for discontinued operations
- Earnings per diluted share was flat year over year at $0.24 excluding discontinued operations and special items
- Earnings per diluted share of $0.19 excluding discontinued operations but including special items

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Snyder's-Lance, Inc. (Nasdaq-GS: LNCE) today reported results for its third quarter of 2014. 

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Comments from Management

"We continue to successfully complete our transition to become a premium and differentiated branded snack food company" commented Carl E. Lee, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer.  "Our team successfully executed the carve-out of Private Brands and made good progress with the Baptista's integration.  As a result, Baptista's has added substantial new 'better for you' product capabilities for 2015.  We also just announced an increased investment in Late July, a market leader in organic and non-GMO snacks.  Each of these projects would be noteworthy by themselves, so having a talented team that can manage these initiatives while executing the day to day operations is impressive.  Revenue growth is pacing ahead of expectations on new products innovation and 'better for you' offerings, while we deal with the same headwinds all food companies are experiencing on base business.  We continue to accelerate our efforts on three product and revenue fronts, 1) innovation 2) 'better for you' snacks and 3) base business renovation to drive excitement.   We expect to finish 2014 strong and to have a fast start in 2015, having launched a number of Q4 consumer programs." 

Mr. Lee continued, "As we execute our plans, we see our company growing and becoming an even stronger leader in innovation and 'better for you' snacking options.  Snyder's-Lance is uniquely positioned to succeed as we have scale and an industry leading Direct Store Delivery (DSD) distribution system that is simply not available to many smaller emerging brands.  Our efforts show we are nimble and able to respond to rapidly changing consumer tastes.  As we complete 2014, we will look to build momentum on our top line leading into 2015, continue executing on our previously announced Cost Reduction & Margin Improvement program and positioning Snyder's-Lance brands to be the favorite destination of consumers for all of their snacking choices." 

Third Quarter and Year to Date Results

Net revenue for the third quarter ended September 27, 2014 was $409 million, an increase of 6.2% compared to prior year net revenue of $385 million when adjusted for discontinued operations.  Net income excluding special items in the third quarter of 2014 was $17.0 million, or $0.24 per diluted share, as compared to net income excluding special items of $16.7 million for the third quarter of 2013, or $0.24 per diluted share when adjusted for discontinued operations.  Net income from continuing operations including special items was $13.7 million for the third quarter of 2014, or $0.19 per diluted share, as compared to net income from continuing operations including special items of $16.4 million for the third quarter of 2013, or $0.24 per diluted share.  Net income from discontinued operations for the third quarter of 2014 included the recognition of an after-tax gain on the sale of Private Brands of $123.4 million, or $1.74 per diluted share.  Special items associated with continuing operations for the third quarter of 2014 included after-tax expenses of $0.6 million for restructuring charges and professional fees and a $2.1 million deferred tax revaluation which was required as a result of the sale of Private Brands.  Special items associated with continuing operations for the third quarter of 2013 included after-tax expenses of $0.3 million for self-funded medical expenses.

Net revenue and net income information for the first nine months of both 2014 and 2013 includes continuing and discontinued operations for the first six months of the year but excludes discontinued operations for the third quarter in order to ensure comparability.  Net revenue for the nine months ended September 27, 2014 was $1.31 billion, an increase of 5.1% compared to prior year net revenue of $1.24 billion.  Net income excluding special items for the first nine months of 2014 was $55.9 million, or $0.79 per diluted share, as compared to net income excluding special items of $53.4 million for the first nine months of 2013, or $0.76 per diluted share when adjusted to exclude discontinued operations for the third quarter of 2013.  Special items associated with continuing operations for the first nine months of 2014 included after-tax expenses of $4.8 million for impairment charges, $2.3 million for restructuring charges, $2.0 million in professional fees, $0.6 million for self-funded medical expenses and a $2.1 million deferred tax revaluation.  Special items associated with continuing operations for the third quarter of 2013 included after-tax expenses of $3.0 million for self-funded medical expenses and $1.2 million for impairment charges.

Net income including special items and discontinued operations for the first nine months of 2014 was $166.3 million, or $2.35 per diluted share, as compared to net income including special items and discontinued operations of $55.7 million for the first nine months of 2013, or $0.80 per diluted share.  Net income from discontinued operations for the first nine months of 2014 included the recognition of an after-tax gain on the sale of Private Brands of $122.1 million, or $1.72 per diluted share.  The gain on the sale of Private Brands also had an impact on our cash flow from operating activities.  For the first nine months of 2014, we had net cash used in operating activities of $1.4 million, which was primarily due to approximately $89 million in taxes paid associated with the gain on the sale.  When excluding this tax payment associated with the sale, net cash provided by operating activities is $87.6 million, which is consistent with our expectations.

Dividend Declared

The Company also announced the declaration of a quarterly cash dividend of $0.16 per share on the Company's common stock.  The dividend is payable on November 28, 2014 to stockholders of record at the close of business on November 18, 2014.

Estimates provided for 2014

The Company estimates net revenue for the full year 2014 to increase into the range of $1.73 to $1.74 billion.  Earnings per diluted share excluding special items are expected to be between $1.07 and $1.12, adjusted for recent transactions. Capital expenditures for 2014 are projected to be between $70 and $72 million, including capacity expansion for Baptista's. 

Conference Call

Management will conduct a conference call and live webcast at 9:00 am eastern time on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 to review the Company's third quarter results.  The conference call and accompanying slide presentation will be webcast live through the Investor Relations section of the Company's website, www.snyderslance.com.  In addition, the slide presentation will be available to download and print approximately 30 minutes before the webcast at www.snyderslance.com. 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 22883599.  A continuous telephone replay of the call will be available between 3:00pm on November 4 and midnight on November 12.  The replay telephone number is (855) 859-2056 for U.S. callers or (404) 537-3406 for international callers.  The replay access code is 22883599.  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, nuts and other snacks. Snyder's-Lance has manufacturing facilities in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Georgia, Arizona, Massachusetts, Florida, Ohio and Wisconsin. Products are sold under the Snyder's of Hanover®, Lance®, Cape Cod®, Snack Factory® Pretzel Crisps®, Krunchers!®, Tom's®, Archway®, Jays®, Stella D'oro®, Eatsmart™, O-Ke-Doke®, 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. LNCE-E

Cautionary Information about Forward Looking Statements

This news 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 and statements regarding the Company's acquisition of Baptista's Bakery and the sale of its Private Brands, which are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including our ability to generate revenues and earnings generated by Private Brands and cost reductions to offset overhead costs previously covered by Private Brands. Factors that could cause actual results to differ include general economic conditions; volatility in the price, or availability of inputs, including raw materials, packaging, energy and labor; price competition and industry consolidation; changes in our top retail customer relationships; failure to successfully integrate acquisitions; 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 or 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 and foreign currency exchange rate volatility 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
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income (Unaudited)
For the Quarters and Nine Months Ended September 27, 2014 and September 28, 2013




Quarter Ended


Nine Months Ended

(in thousands, except per share data)


September 27,
 2014


September 28,
 2013


September 27,
 2014


September 28,
 2013

Net revenue


$

409,308



$

385,242



$

1,181,920



$

1,122,272


Cost of sales


266,088



243,767



760,625



714,005


Gross margin


143,220



141,475



421,295



408,267















Selling, general and administrative


116,659



115,945



354,035



339,356


Impairment charges






7,503



1,900


Loss/(gain) on sale of route businesses, net


22



(465)



(1,438)



(2,057)


Other expense/(income), net


61



(4,541)



642



(7,158)


Income before interest and income taxes


26,478



30,536



60,553



76,226















Interest expense, net


2,984



3,742



10,485



10,702


Income before income taxes


23,494



26,794



50,068



65,524















Income tax expense


9,809



10,174



17,719



25,184


Income from continuing operations


13,685



16,620



32,349



40,340


Discontinued operations, net of income tax (Note 3)


124,097



6,492



133,942



15,710


Net income


137,782



23,112



166,291



56,050


Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests


16



213



32



329


Net income attributable to Snyder's-Lance, Inc.


$

137,766



$

22,899



$

166,259



$

55,721















Amounts attributable to Snyder's-Lance, Inc.:













Continuing operations


$

13,669



$

16,407



$

32,317



$

40,011


Discontinued operations


124,097



6,492



133,942



15,710


Net income


$

137,766



$

22,899



$

166,259



$

55,721















Basic earnings per share:













Continuing operations


$

0.19



$

0.24



$

0.46



$

0.58


Discontinued operations


1.77



0.09



1.91



0.22


Net income


$

1.96



$

0.33



$

2.37



$

0.80















Weighted average shares outstanding - Basic


70,266



69,459



70,142



69,243















Diluted earnings per share:













Continuing operations


$

0.19



$

0.24



$

0.46



$

0.58


Discontinued operations


1.75



0.09



1.89



0.22


Net income


$

1.94



$

0.33



$

2.35



$

0.80















Weighted average shares outstanding - Diluted


71,001



70,294



70,869



70,013















Cash dividends declared per share


$

0.16



$

0.16



$

0.48



$

0.48


 

SNYDER'S-LANCE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited)
As of September 27, 2014 and December 28, 2013


(in thousands, except share data)


September 27,
 2014


December 28,
 2013

ASSETS







Current assets:







Cash and cash equivalents


$

113,244



$

14,080


Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $1,718 and $1,535, respectively


133,567



121,599


Inventories


123,807



100,447


Prepaid income taxes




9,094


Deferred income taxes


15,056



15,391


Assets held for sale


13,179



15,314


Prepaid expenses and other current assets


19,445



22,925


Current assets of discontinued operations (Note 3)




37,416


Total current assets


418,298



336,266









Noncurrent assets:







Fixed assets, net


421,896



312,527


Goodwill


484,387



422,318


Other intangible assets, net


508,661



516,607


Other noncurrent assets


19,727



22,250


Noncurrrent assets of discontinued operations (Note 3)




154,626


Total assets


$

1,852,969



$

1,764,594









LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY







Current liabilities:







Current portion of long-term debt


$

8,561



$

17,291


Accounts payable


56,826



45,966


Accrued compensation


28,064



27,530


Accrued casualty insurance claims


4,443



6,262


Accrued selling and promotional costs


18,172



12,636


Income tax payable


29,544




Other payables and accrued liabilities


23,641



22,016


Current liabilities of discontinued operations (Note 3)




14,503


Total current liabilities


169,251



146,204









Noncurrent liabilities:







Long-term debt


442,406



480,082


Deferred income taxes


163,563



190,393


Accrued casualty insurance claims


7,715



5,567


Other noncurrent liabilities


21,559



24,143


Noncurrent liabilities of discontinued operations (Note 3)




305


Total liabilities


804,494



846,694









Commitments and contingencies














Stockholders' equity:







Common stock, $0.83 1/3 par value. Authorized 110,000,000 shares; 70,269,682 and 69,891,890 shares outstanding, respectively


58,556



58,241


Preferred stock, $1.00 par value. Authorized 5,000,000 shares; no shares outstanding





Additional paid-in capital


773,934



765,172


Retained earnings


217,739



85,146


Accumulated other comprehensive (loss)/income


(956)



10,171


Total Snyder's-Lance, Inc. stockholders' equity


1,049,273



918,730


Noncontrolling interests


(798)



(830)


Total stockholders' equity


1,048,475



917,900


Total liabilities and stockholders' equity


$

1,852,969



$

1,764,594


 

SNYDER'S-LANCE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)
For the Nine Months Ended September 27, 2014 and September 28, 2013




Nine Months Ended

(in thousands)


September 27,
 2014


September 28,
 2013

Operating activities:







Net income


$

166,291



$

56,050


Adjustments to reconcile net income to cash from operating activities:







Depreciation and amortization


46,084



44,805


Stock-based compensation expense


4,962



4,397


Loss/(gain) on sale of fixed assets, net


827



(1,022)


Gain on sale of route businesses


(1,438)



(2,057)


Gain on sale of Private Brands, excluding transaction costs


(229,322)




Impairment charges


7,503



1,900


Deferred income taxes


(26,899)



8,962


Provision for doubtful accounts


1,413



1,812


Changes in operating assets and liabilities, excluding business acquisition and disposal


29,163



(40,374)


Net cash (used in)/provided by operating activities


(1,416)



74,473









Investing activities:







Purchases of fixed assets


(52,990)



(55,874)


Purchases of route businesses


(19,102)



(26,798)


Proceeds from sale of fixed assets


1,843



4,552


Proceeds from sale of route businesses


21,072



25,004


Proceeds from sale of investments




921


Proceeds from sale of Private Brands


430,017




Business acquisition, net of cash acquired


(202,230)



(1,513)


Net cash provided by/(used in) investing activities


178,610



(53,708)









Financing activities:







Dividends paid to stockholders


(33,666)



(33,243)


Dividends paid to noncontrolling interests




(232)


Debt issuance costs


(1,854)




Issuances of common stock


5,442



10,514


Repurchases of common stock


(1,328)



(709)


Repayments of long-term debt


(11,624)



(16,279)


Net (repayments)/proceeds from existing credit facilities


(35,000)



26,805


Net cash used in financing activities


(78,030)



(13,144)









Effect of exchange rate changes on cash




(195)









Increase in cash and cash equivalents


99,164



7,426


Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period


14,080



9,276


Cash and cash equivalents at end of period


$

113,244



$

16,702









Supplemental information:







Cash paid for income taxes, net of refunds of $192 and $36, respectively


$

113,246



$

29,056


Cash paid for interest


$

8,976



$

9,806


 

SNYDER'S-LANCE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures (Unaudited)
For the Quarters Ended September 27, 2014 and September 28, 2013


(in thousands, except per share data)


Net of

Tax


Per
Diluted

Share

Quarter Ended September 27, 2014







Net income attributable to Snyder's-Lance, Inc.


$

137,766



$

1.940









Gain on the sale of Private Brands


(123,400)



(1.738)


Restructuring charges


329



0.005


Professional fees


292



0.004


Deferred tax revaluation


2,062



0.029









Net income attributable to Snyder's-Lance, Inc., excluding special items*


$

17,049



$

0.240









Quarter Ended September 28, 2013







Net income attributable to Snyder's-Lance, Inc.


$

22,899



$

0.326









Self-funded medical insurance claim


263



0.004


Gain on sale of Canadian assets


(799)



(0.012)









Net income attributable to Snyder's-Lance, Inc., excluding special items


$

22,363



$

0.318









Q3 2013 Discontinued operations GAAP net income


(6,492)



(0.093)


Q3 2013 Special items associated with discontinued operations


799



0.012









Net income from continuing operations excluding special items**


$

16,670



$

0.237


* Includes both continuing and discontinued operations.  All discontinued operations associated with the gain on the sale of Private Brands were treated as special items to ensure comparable presentation.

** Q3 2013 discontinued operations were excluded in order to ensure comparable presentation with 2014.

SNYDER'S-LANCE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures (Unaudited)
For the Nine Months Ended September 27, 2014 and September 28, 2013


(in thousands, except per share data)


Net of
Tax


Per
Diluted

Share

Nine Months Ended September 27, 2014







Net income attributable to Snyder's-Lance, Inc.


$

166,259



$

2.346









Gain on the sale of Private Brands


(122,091)



(1.723)


Impairment charges


4,819



0.068


Restructuring charges


2,297



0.033


Professional fees


1,983



0.028


Self-funded medical insurance claim


564



0.008


Deferred tax revaluation


2,062



0.029









Net income attributable to Snyder's-Lance, Inc., excluding special items*


$

55,893



$

0.789









Nine Months Ended September 28, 2013







Net income attributable to Snyder's-Lance, Inc.


$

55,721



$

0.796









Self-funded medical insurance claim


2,995



0.043


Impairment charges


1,192



0.017


Gain on sale of Canadian assets


(799)



(0.012)









Net income attributable to Snyder's-Lance, Inc., excluding special items


$

59,109



$

0.844









Q3 2013 Discontinued operations GAAP net income


(6,492)



(0.093)


Q3 2013 Special items associated with discontinued operations


799



0.012









Net income from continuing and discontinued operations for the first six months of 2013 and net income from continuing operations for Q3 2013, excluding special items**


$

53,416



$

0.763


* Includes both continuing and discontinued operations.  All discontinued operations associated with the gain on the sale of Private Brands were treated as special items to ensure comparable presentation.

** Q3 2013 discontinued operations were excluded in order to ensure comparable presentation with 2014.

SNYDER'S-LANCE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Net Revenue and Operating Cash Flow disclosure (Unaudited)
For the Nine Months Ended September 27, 2014 and September 28, 2013


(in thousands, except per share data)


Net Revenue

Nine Months Ended September 27, 2014




Net Revenue from continuing operations


$

1,181,920


Net Revenue from discontinued operations


124,256






Total Net Revenue included in earnings release


$

1,306,176






Nine Months Ended September 28, 2013




Net Revenue from continuing operations


$

1,122,272






Net Revenue from discontinued operations - first nine months 2013


188,374


Net Revenue from discontinued operations - Q3 2013*


(67,781)


Net Revenue from discontinued operations - first six months 2013*


120,593






Total Net Revenue included in earnings release


$

1,242,865


* Q3 2013 net revenue from discontinued operations was excluded in order to ensure comparable presentation as the sale of Private Brands was completed at the beginning of Q3 2014.

(in thousands, except per share data)


Operating

Cash Flow

Nine Months Ended September 27, 2014




Net cash used in operating activities


$

(1,416)


Taxes paid associated with the gain on sale of Private Brands**


89,000






Net cash provided by operating activities, excluding taxes paid**


$

87,584


** Taxes paid for the gain on the sale of Private Brands were excluded as this operating cash outflow was generated by a non-recurring transaction.

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