Snyder's-Lance, Inc.
SNYDER'S-LANCE, INC. (Form: 10-Q, Received: 08/11/2015 16:19:19)
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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
FORM 10-Q
Quarterly Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
For the quarter ended July 4, 2015
Commission File Number 0-398
SNYDER’S-LANCE, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
North Carolina
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
  
56-0292920
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
 
13515 Ballantyne Corporate Place
Charlotte, North Carolina
  
28277
(Address of principal executive offices)
  
(Zip Code)
704-554-1421
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.
Yes þ         No ¨
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).
Yes þ         No ¨
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
 
 
Large accelerated filer  þ
Accelerated filer o
Non-accelerated filer o
Smaller reporting company o  
 
 
 
 
(Do not check if a smaller reporting company)
 
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).
Yes ¨         No þ

The number of shares outstanding of the Registrant’s $0.83-1/3 par value Common Stock, its only outstanding class of Common Stock, as of July 29, 2015 , was 70,675,565 shares.


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CAUTIONARY INFORMATION ABOUT FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
This document includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include statements about our estimates, expectations, beliefs, intentions or strategies for the future, and the assumptions underlying such statements. We use the words “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “expects,” “intends,” “forecasts,” “may,” “will,” “should,” and similar expressions to identify our forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from historical experience or our present expectations. Factors that could cause these differences include, but are not limited to, the risks and uncertainties set forth in Part II, “Item 1A. Risk Factors” and elsewhere in this report and in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended January 3, 2015 , and those described from time to time in our other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Caution should be taken not to place undue reliance on our forward-looking statements, which reflect our management’s expectations only as of the time such statements are made. Except as required by law, we undertake no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.



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PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Item 1. Financial Statements

SNYDER’S-LANCE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income (Unaudited)
For the Quarters and Six Months Ended July 4, 2015 and  June 28, 2014

 
 
Quarter Ended
 
Six Months Ended
(in thousands, except per share data)
 
July 4,
2015
 
June 28,
2014
 
July 4,
2015
 
June 28,
2014
Net revenue
 
$
431,428

 
$
399,596

 
$
833,769

 
$
772,612

Cost of sales
 
279,945

 
254,707

 
542,924

 
494,537

Gross margin
 
151,483

 
144,889

 
290,845

 
278,075

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Selling, general and administrative
 
121,844

 
121,312

 
243,768

 
237,376

Impairment charges
 

 
6,503

 

 
7,503

Gain on sale of route businesses, net
 
(74
)
 
(297
)
 
(867
)
 
(1,460
)
Other (income)/expense, net
 
(110
)
 
501

 
(846
)
 
581

Income before interest and income taxes
 
29,823

 
16,870

 
48,790

 
34,075

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest expense, net
 
2,671

 
4,111

 
5,138

 
7,501

Income before income taxes
 
27,152

 
12,759

 
43,652

 
26,574

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Income tax expense
 
9,758

 
4,584

 
15,676

 
7,910

Income from continuing operations
 
17,394

 
8,175

 
27,976

 
18,664

Income from discontinued operations, net of income tax
 

 
3,523

 

 
9,845

Net income
 
17,394

 
11,698

 
27,976

 
28,509

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests
 
65

 
21

 
11

 
16

Net income attributable to Snyder’s-Lance, Inc.
 
$
17,329

 
$
11,677

 
$
27,965

 
$
28,493

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Amounts attributable to Snyder's-Lance, Inc.:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Continuing operations
 
$
17,329

 
$
8,154

 
$
27,965

 
$
18,648

Discontinued operations
 

 
3,523

 

 
9,845

Net income
 
$
17,329

 
$
11,677

 
$
27,965

 
$
28,493

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic earnings per share:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Continuing operations
 
$
0.25

 
$
0.12

 
$
0.40

 
$
0.27

Discontinued operations
 

 
0.05

 

 
0.14

Total basic earnings per share
 
$
0.25

 
$
0.17

 
$
0.40

 
$
0.41

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Diluted earnings per share:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Continuing operations
 
$
0.24

 
$
0.11

 
$
0.39

 
$
0.26

Discontinued operations
 

 
0.05

 

 
0.14

Total diluted earnings per share
 
$
0.24

 
$
0.16

 
$
0.39

 
$
0.40

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash dividends declared per share
 
$
0.16

 
$
0.16

 
$
0.32

 
$
0.32

See Notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements (unaudited).


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SNYDER’S-LANCE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Unaudited)
For the Quarters and Six Months Ended July 4, 2015 and  June 28, 2014
 
 
 
Quarter Ended
 
Six Months Ended
(in thousands)
 
July 4,
2015
 
June 28,
2014
 
July 4,
2015
 
June 28,
2014
Net income
 
$
17,394

 
$
11,698

 
$
27,976

 
$
28,509

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net unrealized gain on derivative instruments, net of income tax
 
(845
)
 
(91
)
 
(4
)
 
(127
)
Foreign currency translation adjustment
 

 
(2,247
)
 
447

 
(361
)
Total other comprehensive (income)/loss
 
(845
)
 
(2,338
)
 
443

 
(488
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total comprehensive income
 
18,239

 
14,036

 
27,533

 
28,997

Comprehensive income attributable to noncontrolling interests
 
65

 
21

 
11

 
16

Total comprehensive income attributable to Snyder’s-Lance, Inc.
 
$
18,174

 
$
14,015

 
$
27,522

 
$
28,981

See Notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements (unaudited).



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SNYDER’S-LANCE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited)
As of July 4, 2015 and January 3, 2015

(in thousands, except share data)
 
July 4,
2015
 
January 3,
2015
ASSETS
 
 
 
 
Current assets:
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
 
$
42,619

 
$
35,373

Restricted cash
 
966

 
966

Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $1,143 and $1,778, respectively
 
145,806

 
126,093

Inventories
 
126,886

 
116,236

Prepaid income taxes
 
4,738

 
4,175

Deferred income taxes
 
13,188

 
13,189

Assets held for sale
 
12,697

 
11,007

Prepaid expenses and other current assets
 
21,590

 
22,112

Total current assets
 
368,490

 
329,151

 
 
 
 
 
Noncurrent assets:
 
 
 
 
Fixed assets, net
 
415,997

 
423,612

Goodwill
 
540,410

 
541,539

Other intangible assets, net
 
537,224

 
545,212

Other noncurrent assets
 
23,838

 
23,874

Total assets
 
$
1,885,959

 
$
1,863,388

 
 
 
 
 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
 
 
 
 
Current liabilities:
 
 
 
 
Current portion of long-term debt
 
$
8,541

 
$
8,561

Accounts payable
 
73,247

 
57,407

Accrued compensation
 
24,038

 
32,774

Accrued casualty insurance claims
 
4,199

 
4,320

Accrued selling and promotional costs
 
16,823

 
13,141

Other payables and accrued liabilities
 
27,407

 
24,723

Total current liabilities
 
154,255

 
140,926

 
 
 
 
 
Noncurrent liabilities:
 
 
 
 
Long-term debt
 
434,126

 
438,376

Deferred income taxes
 
170,414

 
168,593

Accrued casualty insurance claims
 
13,481

 
13,755

Other noncurrent liabilities
 
16,033

 
15,030

Total liabilities
 
788,309

 
776,680

 
 
 
 
 
Commitments and contingencies
 


 


 
 
 
 
 
Stockholders’ equity:
 
 
 
 
Common stock, $0.83 1/3 par value. 110,000,000 shares authorized; 70,672,034 and 70,406,086 shares outstanding, respectively
 
58,891

 
58,669

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

 

Additional paid-in capital
 
782,677

 
776,930

Retained earnings
 
238,217

 
232,812

Accumulated other comprehensive loss
 
(1,450
)
 
(1,007
)
Total Snyder’s-Lance, Inc. stockholders’ equity
 
1,078,335

 
1,067,404

Noncontrolling interests
 
19,315

 
19,304

Total stockholders’ equity
 
1,097,650

 
1,086,708

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity
 
$
1,885,959

 
$
1,863,388

See Notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements (unaudited).

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Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)
For the Six Months Ended July 4, 2015 and  June 28, 2014

 
 
Six Months Ended
(in thousands)
 
July 4,
2015
 
June 28,
2014
Operating activities:
 
 
 
 
Net income
 
$
27,976

 
$
28,509

Adjustments to reconcile net income to cash from operating activities:
 
 
 
 
Depreciation and amortization
 
35,070

 
29,742

Stock-based compensation expense
 
2,755

 
3,128

Loss on sale of fixed assets, net
 
79

 
398

Gain on sale of route businesses, net
 
(867
)
 
(1,460
)
Gain on sale of investments, net
 
(183
)
 

Impairment charges
 

 
7,503

Deferred income taxes
 
1,818

 
544

Provision for doubtful accounts
 
751

 
811

Change in inventory reserves
 
591

 
(869
)
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, excluding business acquisition
 
(18,735
)
 
(15,125
)
Net cash provided by operating activities
 
49,255

 
53,181

 
 
 
 
 
Investing activities:
 
 
 
 
Purchases of fixed assets
 
(22,947
)
 
(33,891
)
Purchases of route businesses
 
(10,094
)
 
(15,018
)
Proceeds from sale of fixed assets and insurance recoveries
 
795

 
471

Proceeds from sale of route businesses
 
12,896

 
16,258

Proceeds from sale of investments
 
436

 

Business acquisition, net of cash acquired
 

 
(202,260
)
Net cash used in investing activities
 
(18,914
)
 
(234,440
)
 
 
 
 
 
Financing activities:
 
 
 
 
Dividends paid to stockholders
 
(22,560
)
 
(22,426
)
Debt issuance costs
 

 
(1,854
)
Issuances of common stock
 
4,016

 
4,819

Repurchases of common stock
 
(801
)
 
(1,160
)
Repayments of long-term debt
 
(3,750
)
 
(8,750
)
Net proceeds from existing credit facilities
 

 
215,000

Net cash (used in)/provided by financing activities
 
(23,095
)
 
185,629

 
 
 
 
 
Increase in cash and cash equivalents
 
7,246

 
4,370

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period
 
35,373

 
14,080

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period
 
$
42,619

 
$
18,450

 
 
 
 
 
Supplemental information:
 
 
 
 
Cash paid for income taxes, net of refunds of $651 and $164, respectively
 
$
13,523

 
$
13,925

Cash paid for interest
 
$
5,487

 
$
7,159

See Notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements (unaudited).


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Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)


NOTE 1. BASIS OF PRESENTATION
The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements of Snyder’s-Lance, Inc. (the Company, ” "we," "us," or "our" ) have been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States ("GAAP") for interim financial information and the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 10 of Regulation S-X. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by GAAP for complete financial statements. These condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited financial statements and notes included in our Form 10-K for the year ended January 3, 2015 , filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 4, 2015 (the "2014 Form 10-K"). The year-end condensed consolidated financial statement data was derived from audited financial statements, but does not include all disclosures required by GAAP. In our opinion, these condensed consolidated financial statements reflect all normal, recurring adjustments necessary to present fairly our condensed consolidated financial statements for the interim periods presented herein. The consolidated results of operations for the second quarter and first six months of 2015 are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the full year.
The preparation of these financial statements requires us to make estimates and judgments about future events that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses, and related disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities. Future events and their effects cannot be determined with absolute certainty. Therefore, management’s determination of estimates and judgments about the carrying values of assets and liabilities requires the exercise of judgment in the selection and application of assumptions based on various factors, including historical experience, current and expected economic conditions and other factors believed to be reasonable under the circumstances. We routinely evaluate our estimates, including those related to sales and promotional allowances, customer returns, allowances for doubtful accounts, inventory valuations, useful lives of fixed assets and related impairment, long-term investments, hedge transactions, goodwill and intangible asset valuations and impairments, incentive compensation, income taxes, self-insurance, contingencies and litigation. Actual results may differ from these estimates under different assumptions or conditions.
Certain prior year amounts have been reclassified to conform with current year presentation.
Discontinued Operations Presentation
As discussed in Note 3, amounts included in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income for prior periods have been reclassified to separate amounts related to discontinued operations from continuing operations. Accordingly, unless otherwise stated, amounts disclosed within the notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements exclude amounts related to discontinued operations. The Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows were not adjusted for presentation of discontinued operations in prior periods as no adjustment was required by the applicable accounting standards.
NOTE 2. NEW ACCOUNTING STANDARDS
On April 10, 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") issued Accounting Standards Update No. 2014-08, Reporting Discontinued Operations and Disclosures of Disposals of Components of an Entity. The amendments in this accounting standard raise the threshold for a disposal to qualify as a discontinued operation and require new disclosures of both discontinued operations and certain other disposals that do not meet the definition of a discontinued operation. This accounting standard update became effective for annual periods beginning on or after December 15, 2014, and related interim periods. We plan to apply this standard as necessary in our consolidated financial statements.
On May 28, 2014, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update No. 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers. This accounting standard creates common revenue recognition guidance for U.S. GAAP and International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS"). The guidance also requires improved disclosures to help users of the financial statements better understand the nature, amount, timing and uncertainty of revenue that is recognized. This accounting standard update is effective for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2017, and related interim periods. Early adoption is permitted for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2016. We are currently evaluating the impact of this standard.
On February 18, 2015, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update No. 2015-02, Amendments to the Consolidation Analysis, which revises the consolidation model used for evaluating whether reporting entities should consolidate certain legal entities. This accounting standard update is effective for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2015, and related interim periods with early adoption permitted. We are currently evaluating the impact of this standard.

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Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)

On April 7, 2015, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update No. 2015-03, Simplifying the Presentation of Debt Issuance Costs. This accounting standard update requires that debt issuance costs related to a recognized debt liability be presented in the balance sheet as a direct deduction from the carrying amount of that debt liability, consistent with debt discounts. This revised guidance is effective for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2015, and related interim periods with early adoption permitted. We are currently evaluating the impact of this standard.
On July 22, 2015, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update No. 2015-11, Simplifying the Measurement of Inventory. This accounting standard update requires that inventory be measured at the lower of cost or net realizable value. The amendments in this update do not apply to inventory measured using the last-in, first-out method or the retail inventory method. This revised guidance is effective for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2016, and related interim periods with early adoption permitted. We are currently evaluating the impact of this standard.
NOTE 3 . DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS
On May 6, 2014, we entered into a definitive agreement to sell two of our United States subsidiaries as well as certain assets of our Canadian subsidiary which included the exclusive rights to manufacture and sell the majority of our private brand products and certain contract manufactured products (collectively, “Private Brands”) to Shearer’s Foods, LLC (“Shearer’s”). The manufacturing facilities associated with the sale were located in Burlington, Iowa and Guelph, Ontario. On June 30, 2014 , we completed the sale of Private Brands for $430 million in cash with proceeds after taxes of approximately $303 million .
As a result of the sale of Private Brands, revenues and expenses that no longer continued after the sale of Private Brands, and for which we had no substantial continuing involvement, were reclassified to discontinued operations in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income. All prior period results, including results for the second quarter and first six months of 2014 , were retrospectively adjusted to ensure comparability and consistent presentation of continuing and discontinued operations.
There were no discontinued operations included in the results for the second quarter or first six months of 2015 . For the second quarter and first six months of 2014 , income statement amounts associated with discontinued operations were as follows:
 
 
Quarter Ended
 
Six Months Ended
(in thousands)
 
June 28, 2014
 
June 28, 2014
Net revenue
 
$
60,444

 
$
124,256

Cost of sales
 
46,199

 
94,396

Gross margin
 
14,245

 
29,860

Selling, general and administrative
 
5,844

 
11,886

Other expense, net
 
539

 
205

Discontinued operations before income taxes
 
7,862

 
17,769

Income tax expense
 
4,339

 
7,924

Discontinued operations, net of income tax
 
$
3,523

 
$
9,845

As the sale of Private Brands was completed during the third quarter of 2014, there were no remaining assets or liabilities associated with discontinued operations as of July 4, 2015 or January 3, 2015.
In connection with the sale of Private Brands, we entered into a manufacturing and supply agreement with Shearer's (the "Supply Agreement") to contract manufacture certain products as requested by Shearer's for an initial term of two years subsequent to the sale transaction for which we have realized revenue and incurred expenses from the products sold to Shearer's. Under the Supply Agreement, certain manufacturing facilities that were not included in the disposal group continued to produce products for Shearer’s. Accordingly, previous revenues earned for the production and sale of these products were not included in discontinued operations given the continued involvement and length of the Supply Agreement.

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Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)

NOTE 4. BUSINESS ACQUISITIONS
On October, 30, 2014, we made an additional investment in Late July Snacks LLC ("Late July") of approximately $59.5 million which increased our total ownership interest from approximately 18.7% to 80.0% . Late July is the industry leader for organic and non-GMO tortilla chips and sells a variety of other baked and salty snacks with particular focus on organic and non-GMO snacks. The investment supports our goal of having a stronger presence in healthier snacks. Concurrently with the transaction, we also established a $6.0 million line of credit with Late July, of which $3.9 million was drawn by Late July in order to repay certain obligations.
There have been no changes to the purchase price allocation for Late July presented in our 2014 Form 10-K and the purchase price allocation is now considered final.
On June 13, 2014 , we completed the acquisition of Baptista's Bakery, Inc. ("Baptista's") and related assets for approximately $ 204 million . The purchase price included the effective settlement of $2.6 million in accounts payable owed by us to Baptista's at the time of the acquisition. Baptista’s is an industry leader in snack food development and innovation, the manufacturer of our fast growing Snack Factory ®  Pretzel Crisps ®  brand and has unique capabilities consistent with our innovation plans.
There have been no changes to the purchase price allocation for Baptista's presented in our 2014 Form 10-K and the purchase price allocation is now considered final.
During the second quarter and first six months of 2014 , prior to obtaining an additional ownership interest, we recognized $ 3.7 million and $ 6.8 million in net revenue from Late July ® contract manufacturing and Partner brand sales of Late July ® products, respectively. The prior year revenue from Late July ® products was reclassified to Branded revenue as reflected in Note 17 in order to be consistent with current year presentation. The majority of Baptista's net revenue is intercompany and, therefore, eliminated in consolidation.
NOTE 5. EARNINGS PER SHARE
Basic earnings per share from continuing and discontinued operations is computed by dividing income from continuing and discontinued operations attributable to us, respectively, by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during each period.
Diluted earnings per share gives effect to all securities representing potential common shares that were dilutive and outstanding during the period. In the calculation of diluted earnings per share, the denominator includes the number of additional common shares that would have been outstanding if our outstanding dilutive stock options had been exercised, as determined pursuant to the treasury stock method.

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Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)

Unvested share-based payment awards that contain non-forfeitable rights to dividends or dividend equivalents are participating securities and are treated as a separate class of securities in calculating earnings per share pursuant to the two-class method. We have granted and expect to continue to grant restricted stock awards with non-forfeitable rights to dividends. As such, these awards have been included in our calculation of basic and diluted earnings per share using the two-class method, as computed in the table below for income from continuing operations:
 
 
Quarter Ended
Six Months Ended
(in thousands, except per share data)
 
July 4,
2015
 
June 28,
2014
 
July 4,
2015
 
June 28,
2014
Basic EPS:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Income from continuing operations
 
$
17,329

 
$
8,154

 
$
27,965

 
$
18,648

Less: Income from continuing operations allocated to participating securities
 
49

 
25

 
68

 
57

Income from continuing operations allocated to common shares
 
$
17,280

 
$
8,129

 
$
27,897

 
$
18,591

Weighted average shares outstanding – Basic
 
70,426

 
69,925

 
70,342

 
69,831

Earnings per share – Basic
 
$
0.25

 
$
0.12

 
$
0.40

 
$
0.27

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Diluted EPS:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Weighted average shares outstanding – Basic
 
70,426

 
69,925

 
70,342

 
69,831

Effect of dilutive non-qualified stock options on shares outstanding
 
745

 
743

 
732

 
740

Weighted average shares outstanding – Diluted
 
71,171

 
70,668

 
71,074

 
70,571

Earnings per share – Diluted
 
$
0.24

 
$
0.11

 
$
0.39

 
$
0.26

There were no discontinued operations for the second quarter or first six months of 2015 . Basic and diluted earnings per share from discontinued operations for the second quarter of 2014 were $0.05 . Basic and diluted earnings per share from discontinued operations for the first six months of 2014 were $0.14 .
For both the second quarter and first six months of 2015 , approximately 379,000 shares were excluded from the calculation of diluted earnings per share because their effects were antidilutive. For the second quarter and first six months of 2014 , no shares were excluded from the calculation of diluted earnings per share.
NOTE 6. STOCK-BASED COMPENSATION
Stock-based compensation expense recorded in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income was $1.4 million and $1.6 million for the second quarter s of 2015 and  2014 , respectively. Stock-based compensation expense was $2.8 million and $3.0 million for the first six months of 2015 and  2014 , respectively. During the first six months of 2015 , we issued 384,453 non-qualified stock options at a weighted average exercise price of $31.02 per share and 119,003 restricted shares to employees and directors. During the first six months of 2014 , we issued 418,272 non-qualified stock options at a weighted average exercise price of $26.66 per share and 134,490 restricted shares to employees and directors.
For the second quarter s of 2015 and 2014 , we repurchased zero shares and 273 shares, respectively, of common stock from employees to cover withholding taxes payable by employees upon the vesting of restricted stock. For the first six months of 2015 and 2014 , we repurchased 26,175 shares and 43,387 shares, respectively, to cover withholding taxes.
In addition, we recorded $0.1 million and $1.0 million in incentive compensation for performance-based cash incentives for the second quarter s of 2015 and 2014 , respectively, and $0.7 million and $2.1 million for the first six months of 2015 and 2014 , respectively.

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Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)

NOTE 7. INVENTORIES
Inventories as of July 4, 2015 and January 3, 2015 , consisted of the following:
(in thousands)
 
July 4,
2015
 
January 3,
2015
Finished goods
 
$
80,537

 
$
69,013

Raw materials
 
16,489

 
16,853

Maintenance parts, packaging and supplies
 
29,860

 
30,370

Total inventories
 
$
126,886

 
$
116,236

NOTE 8. FIXED ASSETS
Fixed assets as of July 4, 2015 and January 3, 2015 consisted of the following:
(in thousands)
 
July 4,
2015
 
January 3,
2015
Land and land improvements
 
$
27,985

 
$
27,816

Buildings and building improvements
 
153,640

 
150,339

Machinery, equipment and computer systems
 
505,748

 
490,478

Trucks, trailers and automobiles
 
33,391

 
33,364

Furniture and fixtures
 
6,202

 
6,312

Construction in progress
 
9,241

 
11,848

 
 
$
736,207

 
$
720,157

Accumulated depreciation
 
(320,116
)
 
(296,354
)
 
 
416,091

 
423,803

Fixed assets held for sale
 
(94
)
 
(191
)
Fixed assets, net
 
$
415,997

 
$
423,612

During the second quarter of 2015, certain assets were reclassified from furniture and fixtures to machinery, equipment and computer systems to correct the classification of these items. In order to conform with the current presentation, we revised our prior period presentation and reclassified $6.8 million of furniture and fixtures to machinery, equipment and computer systems as of January 3, 2015. The revision had no impact on the condensed consolidated financial statements and was not material to prior periods.
Depreciation expense related to fixed assets was $15.0 million and $11.2 million during the second quarter s of 2015 and 2014 , respectively. For the first six months of 2015 and 2014 , depreciation expense was $29.7 million and $22.1 million , respectively.
There were no fixed asset impairment charges recorded during the second quarter or first six months of 2015 . There were $3.9 million in fixed asset impairment charges recorded during the first six months of 2014 . An impairment of $2.9 million was recorded during the second quarter of 2014 to write off certain machinery and equipment where future cash flows were not expected to support the carrying value due to the sale of Private Brands. These assets were not part of the sale transaction, so the impairment was included in continuing operations. The remaining $1.0 million impairment charge was recorded in the first quarter of 2014 and was related to our Corsicana, Texas facility which was subsequently sold in the third quarter of 2014.


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NOTE 9. GOODWILL AND OTHER INTANGIBLE ASSETS
The changes in the carrying amount of goodwill for the first six months of 2015 were as follows:
(in thousands)
 
Carrying Amount    
Balance as of January 3, 2015
 
$
541,539

Goodwill reclassified to assets held for sale
 
(1,129
)
Balance as of July 4, 2015
 
$
540,410

As of July 4, 2015 and January 3, 2015 , other intangible assets consisted of the following:
(in thousands)
 
    Gross
    Carrying
    Amount
 
Accumulated
Amortization
 
Net    
Carrying    
Amount    
As of July 4, 2015:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Customer and contractual relationships – amortized
 
$
166,756

 
$
(30,808
)
 
$
135,948

Non-compete agreement – amortized
 
710

 
(237
)
 
473

Developed technology – amortized
 
2,700

 
(190
)
 
2,510

Reacquired rights – amortized
 
3,100

 
(1,520
)
 
1,580

Patents – amortized
 
8,600

 
(2,135
)
 
6,465

Routes – unamortized
 
14,287

 

 
14,287

Trademarks – unamortized
 
375,961

 

 
375,961

Balance as of July 4, 2015
 
$
572,114

 
$
(34,890
)
 
$
537,224

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
As of January 3, 2015:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Customer and contractual relationships – amortized
 
$
166,756

 
$
(26,151
)
 
$
140,605

Non-compete agreement – amortized
 
710

 
(173
)
 
537

Developed technology – amortized
 
2,700

 
(100
)
 
2,600

Reacquired rights – amortized
 
3,100

 
(1,327
)
 
1,773

Patents – amortized
 
8,600

 
(1,744
)
 
6,856

Routes – unamortized
 
16,880

 

 
16,880

Trademarks – unamortized
 
375,961

 

 
375,961

Balance as of January 3, 2015
 
$
574,707

 
$
(29,495
)
 
$
545,212

Amortization expense related to intangibles was $2.7 million and $2.3 million for the second quarter of 2015 and 2014 , respectively. For the first six months of 2015 and 2014 , amortization expense related to intangibles was $5.4 million and $4.7 million , respectively. The increase in amortization expense in 2015 was due to additional intangible assets obtained through the acquisition of Baptista's and additional investment in Late July during 2014.
Routes and trademarks are deemed to have indefinite useful lives because they are expected to generate cash flows indefinitely. Although not amortized, they are reviewed for impairment as conditions change or at least on an annual basis. There were no impairments during the second quarter or first six months of 2015 . During the second quarter of 2014 , we recorded a $ 3.6 million impairment to write down one of our trademarks to its fair value of $2.5 million . The write down was necessary due to a reduction in projected future cash flows for this trademark, which was determined using a level 3 fair value measurement. This fair value determination was made using the relief from royalty method under the income approach, which required us to estimate unobservable factors such as a royalty rate and discount rate and identify relevant projected revenue.
One of our trademarks, with a book value of $9.8 million as of July 4, 2015 , currently has a fair value which approximates book value. Any adverse changes in the use of this trademark or the sales volumes of the associated products could result in an impairment charge.

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Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)

The changes in the carrying amount of route intangibles for the first six months of 2015 were as follows:
(in thousands)
 
Carrying Amount    
Balance as of January 3, 2015
 
$
16,880

Routes reclassified to assets held for sale
 
(2,593
)
Balance as of July 4, 2015
 
$
14,287

Route businesses, including route intangibles and associated goodwill, allocated to assets held for sale represent assets available for sale in their present condition and for which actions to complete a sale have been initiated. The changes in the carrying amount of route businesses held for sale for the first six months of 2015 were as follows:
(in thousands)
 
Carrying Amount    
Balance as of January 3, 2015
 
$
10,816

Purchases of route businesses held for sale
 
10,094

Sales of route businesses held for sale
 
(12,029
)
Reclassifications from route intangibles and goodwill
 
3,722

Balance as of July 4, 2015
 
$
12,603

Net gains on the sale of route businesses for the second quarter of 2015 consisted of $0.4 million in gains and $0.3 million in losses. Net gains on the sale of route businesses for the first six months of 2015 consisted of $1.5 million in gains and $0.6 million in losses. The majority of the route business sales were due to the reengineering of route businesses to accommodate new customers and additional Partner brand business obtained in the impacted markets as well as the decision to sell certain route businesses that were previously Company-owned.
For the second quarter of 2014 , net gains on the sale of route businesses consisted of $1.2 million in gains and $0.9 million in losses. For the first six months of 2014 , net gains on sale of route businesses consisted of $2.8 million in gains and $1.3 million in losses. The majority of the route business sales in the first six months of 2014 were due to the resale of routes purchased because of independent business owner ("IBO") defaults or route reengineering projects that were initiated in order to maximize the efficiency of route territories for the IBOs. See Note 14 to the condensed consolidated financial statements in Item 1 for further information related to IBOs.
NOTE 10. LONG-TERM DEBT
Long-term debt outstanding as of July 4, 2015 and January 3, 2015 consisted of the following:
(in thousands)
 
July 4,
2015
 
January 3,
2015
Revolving credit facility
 
$
50,000

 
$
50,000

Other long-term debt
 
392,667

 
396,937

Total debt
 
442,667

 
446,937

Current portion of long-term debt
 
(8,541
)
 
(8,561
)
Total long-term debt
 
$
434,126

 
$
438,376

Our revolving credit facility allows us to make revolving credit borrowings of up to $375 million through May 2019 . As of July 4, 2015 and January 3, 2015 , we had available borrowings on this facility of $325 million . During the first six months of 2015 , there were no repayments or proceeds from our revolving credit facility. During the first six months of 2014 , we repaid $71.0 million and received proceeds of $286.0 million from our revolving credit facility. The net proceeds received were primarily used to acquire Baptista's. We are currently in compliance with all defined covenants contained in our debt agreements.


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Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)

NOTE 11. INCOME TAXES
As of July 4, 2015 , we recorded gross unrecognized tax benefits for uncertain tax positions totaling $3.8 million and related interest and penalties of $1.5 million in other noncurrent liabilities on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets. Of this total amount, $3.9 million , which includes interest and penalties, would affect the effective tax rate if subsequently recognized. As of January 3, 2015 , we recorded gross unrecognized tax benefits totaling $3.7 million and related interest and penalties of $1.4 million in other noncurrent liabilities on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets. We expect certain income tax audits will be settled, positions will be resolved through administrative procedures or statutes of limitations will expire for various tax authorities during the next twelve months, resulting in a potential $1.6 million reduction of the unrecognized tax benefit amount. We classify interest and penalties associated with uncertain tax positions within income tax expense.
The effective tax rate was 35.9% for the second quarter s of both 2015 and  2014 . The effective tax rate increased from 29.8% for the first six months of 2014 to a more normalized rate of 35.9% for the first six months of 2015 . The significantly lower effective tax rate for the first six months of 2014 was primarily due to the release of previously established unrecognized tax benefits as a result of the completion of an audit and the related expiration of certain statutes of limitation.
NOTE 12. FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENTS
We have classified assets and liabilities required to be measured at fair value into the fair value hierarchy as set forth below:
Level 1
quoted prices in active markets for identical assets and liabilities.
Level 2
observable inputs other than quoted prices for identical assets and liabilities.
Level 3
unobservable inputs for which there is little or no market data available, which required us to develop our own assumptions.
The following table summarizes information regarding financial assets and financial liabilities that are measured at fair value as of July 4, 2015 and January 3, 2015 .
(in thousands)
 
Book Value
 
Quoted Prices in Active Markets for Identical Assets (Level 1)
 
Significant Other Observable Inputs (Level 2)
 
Significant Unobservable Inputs (Level 3)
Balance as of July 4, 2015:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Assets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
 
$
42,619

 
$
42,619

 
$

 
$

Restricted cash
 
966

 
966

 

 

Total assets
 
$
43,585

 
$
43,585

 
$

 
$

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Liabilities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest rate swaps
 
$
433

 
$

 
$
433

 
$

Total liabilities
 
$
433

 
$

 
$
433

 
$

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Balance as of January 3, 2015:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Assets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
 
$
35,373

 
$
35,373

 
$

 
$

Restricted cash
 
966

 
966

 

 

Total assets
 
$
36,339

 
$
36,339

 
$

 
$

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Liabilities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest rate swaps
 
$
438

 
$

 
$
438

 
$

Total liabilities
 
$
438

 
$

 
$
438

 
$

There were no changes among the levels during the first six months of 2015 .

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Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)

The fair value of outstanding debt, including current maturities, was approximately $447 million and $453 million as of July 4, 2015 and January 3, 2015 , respectively. The Level 2 fair value estimates were based on similar debt with the same maturities, company credit rating and interest rates.
NOTE 13 . DERIVATIVE INSTRUMENTS
We are exposed to certain risks relating to our business operations. We use derivative instruments to manage interest rate risks. The fair value of the derivative instrument liability in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets using Level 2 inputs was as follows:
(in thousands)
 
Balance Sheet Location
 
July 4,
2015
 
January 3,
2015
Interest rate swaps
 
Other current liabilities
 
$
(223
)
 
$
(438
)
Interest rate swaps
 
Other noncurrent liabilities
 
(210
)
 

Total fair value of derivative instruments
 
 
 
$
(433
)
 
$
(438
)
Interest Rate Swaps
Our variable-rate debt obligations incur interest at floating rates based on changes in the Eurodollar rate and U.S. base rate interest. To manage exposure to changing interest rates, we selectively enter into interest rate swap agreements to maintain a desired proportion of fixed to variable-rate debt. These swaps are accounted for as cash flow hedges. The fair value of interest rate swaps was determined utilizing a market approach model using the notional amount of the interest rate swaps and the observable inputs of time to maturity and interest rates. The notional amount of the interest rate swaps designated as hedging instruments as of July 4, 2015 and January 3, 2015 was $125.0 million and $50.0 million , respectively.

In February 2015, we entered into two interest rate swap agreements to manage the exposure to changing interest rates on long-term debt. We entered into an agreement with a notional amount of $25.0 million to fix a portion of our term loan due in May 2019 at an interest rate of 1.58% , plus applicable margins, effective for the interest periods from May 2015 through May 2019. A second agreement with a notional amount of $50.0 million was entered to fix a portion of our term loan due in May 2024 at an interest rate of 1.98% , plus applicable margins, effective for the interest periods from May 2015 through May 2022.

Our remaining interest rate swap with a notional amount of $50.0 million is used to fix the interest rate for a portion of our revolving credit facility and expires in November 2015.
The changes in unrealized losses, net of income tax, included in other comprehensive income due to fluctuations in interest rates and foreign exchange rates were as follows:
 
 
Quarter Ended
 
Six Months Ended
(in thousands)
 
July 4,
2015
 
June 28,
2014
 
July 4,
2015
 
June 28,
2014
Gains on interest rate swaps, net of income tax expense of $527, $30, $2 and $66, respectively
 
$
845

 
$
48

 
$
4

 
$
106

Gains on foreign currency forwards, net of income tax expense of $0, $14, $0, and $10, respectively
 

 
43

 

 
21

Total change in unrealized losses from derivative instruments, net of income tax (effective portion)
 
$
845

 
$
91

 
$
4

 
$
127



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Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)

NOTE 14 . COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
Contractual Obligations
In order to mitigate the risks of volatility in commodity markets to which we are exposed, we entered into forward purchase agreements with certain suppliers based on market prices, forward price projections and expected usage levels. Purchase commitments for certain ingredients, packaging materials and energy totaled $114.0 million as of July 4, 2015 , as compared to $105.2 million as of January 3, 2015 . In addition to these commitments, we have contracts for certain ingredients and packaging materials where we have secured a fixed price but do not have a minimum purchase quantity. We currently contract from approximately three to twelve months in advance for certain major ingredients and packaging.
We also maintain standby letters of credit in connection with our self-insurance reserves for casualty claims. The total amount of these letters of credit was $11.6 million as of July 4, 2015 and $11.4 million as of January 3, 2015 .
Guarantees
We currently provide a partial guarantee for loans made to IBOs by third-party financial institutions for the purchase of route businesses. The outstanding aggregate balance on these loans was approximately $134.4 million as of July 4, 2015 compared to approximately $130.3 million as of January 3, 2015 . The annual maximum amount of future payments we could be required to make under the guarantee equates to 25% of the outstanding loan balance on the first day of each calendar year plus 25% of the amount of any new loans issued during such calendar year. These loans are collateralized by the route businesses for which the loans are made. Accordingly, we have the ability to recover substantially all of the outstanding loan value upon default, and our liability associated with this guarantee is not material.
Legal Matters
We have certain class action legal proceedings filed against us which allege that certain ingredients in some of our products that are labeled as “natural” and “all natural” are not natural. Although we believe that we have strong defenses against these claims, subsequent to end of the second quarter , we reached a tentative settlement agreement in order to avoid the costs and uncertainty of litigation. The tentative settlement amount is $2.8 million and the tentative settlement is subject to the preparation, negotiation and execution of definitive settlement agreements. Accordingly, we have recorded an accrual of $2.8 million as of July 4, 2015 , which represents our best estimate of the loss we now believe is probable.

In addition, we currently have class action legal proceedings related to our IBO network. We cannot currently estimate our potential liability, damages or range of potential loss in connection with these outstanding legal proceedings, but the impact could be material to our condensed consolidated financial statements.

We are currently subject to various other legal proceedings and environmental matters arising in the normal course of business which are not expected to have a material effect on our consolidated financial statements. We record a liability when we believe that it is probable that a loss has been incurred and the amount can be reasonably estimated. If we determine that a loss is possible and a range of the loss can be reasonably estimated, we will disclose the range of the possible loss. Significant judgment is required to determine both likelihood of there being, and the estimated amount of, a loss related to such matters. We cannot currently estimate our potential liability, damages or range of potential loss in connection with our other outstanding legal proceedings.
NOTE 15. RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS
ARWCO Corporation, MAW Associates, LP and Warehime Enterprises, Inc. are significantly owned or controlled by Patricia A. Warehime, a member of our Board of Directors and a beneficial owner of more than 5% of our common stock, or her family members. Among other unrelated business activities, these entities provide financing to IBOs for the purchase of route businesses. We have entered into loan service agreements with these related parties that allow us to repurchase certain distribution assets in the event an IBO defaults on a loan with the related party. We are required to repurchase the assets 30 days after default at the value as defined in the loan service agreement which approximates fair market value. As of July 4, 2015 , there were outstanding loans made to IBOs by the related parties of approximately $28.4 million , compared to $26.4 million as of January 3, 2015 . Michael A. Warehime, our former Chairman of the Board, who passed away in August 2014, served as an officer and/or director of these entities. Patricia A. Warehime is the executrix, trustee and principal beneficiary of Mr. Warehime's estate and trust. Transactions with these related parties are primarily related to the collection and remittance of loan payments on notes receivable held by the affiliates. We are reimbursed for certain overhead and administrative services associated with the services provided to these related parties. The receivables from, payables to and administrative fees from these entities are not significant for any period presented.

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Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)

One of our directors, C. Peter Carlucci, Jr., is a member of Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC (“Eckert”), which serves as one of our outside legal firms. Expenses incurred for services provided by Eckert were $0.1 million and $0.2 million in the second quarter s of 2015 and 2014 , respectively, and $0.5 million and $0.3 million for the first six months of 2015 and 2014 , respectively.
A facility used to support distribution of our products in the northeastern United States is leased from an entity owned by three of our employees. One of the employees is Daniel J. Morgan, Senior Vice President and Chief Sales Officer, and another of the employees is Peter L. Michaud, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Clearview Foods™ Division. There were $0.1 million in lease payments made to this entity during each of the quarters ended June 28, 2014 and July 4, 2015 , and $0.2 million for each of the six months then ended.
NOTE 16. OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
Total comprehensive income attributable to us, determined as net income adjusted by total other comprehensive income, was $18.2 million and $14.0 million for the second quarter s of 2015 and 2014 , respectively, and $27.5 million and $29.0 million for the first six months of 2015 and 2014, respectively. Total other comprehensive income presently consists of foreign currency translation adjustments and unrealized gains and losses from our derivative financial instruments accounted for as cash flow hedges.
Amounts reclassified out of accumulated other comprehensive income, net of tax, consisted of the following:
 
 
 
 
Quarter Ended
 
Six Months Ended
(in thousands)
 
Income Statement Location
 
July 4,
2015
 
June 28,
2014
 
July 4,
2015
 
June 28,
2014
Losses on cash flow hedges reclassified out of accumulated other comprehensive income:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest rate swaps, net of tax of $104, $47, $160 and $107, respectively
 
Interest expense, net
 
$
(167
)
 
$
(75
)
 
$
(256
)
 
$
(171
)
Foreign currency forwards
 
Discontinued operations, net of income tax
 

 
(4
)
 

 
(191
)
Total cash flow hedge reclassifications, net of tax
 
 
 
$
(167
)
 
$
(79
)
 
$
(256
)
 
$
(362
)
During the first six months of 2015 , changes to the balance in accumulated other comprehensive income were as follows:
(in thousands)
 
Gains/(Losses) on Cash Flow Hedges
 
Foreign Currency Translation Adjustments
 
Total
Balance as of January 3, 2015
 
$
(270
)
 
$
(737
)
 
$
(1,007
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other comprehensive income/(loss) before reclassifications
 
(252
)
 
(447
)
 
(699
)
Losses reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive income
 
256

 

 
256

Net other comprehensive income/(loss)
 
4

 
(447
)
 
(443
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Balance as of July 4, 2015
 
$
(266
)
 
$
(1,184
)
 
$
(1,450
)

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Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)

During the first six months of 2014 , changes to the balance in accumulated other comprehensive income were as follows:
(in thousands)
 
Gains/(Losses) on Cash Flow Hedges
 
Foreign Currency Translation Adjustments
 
Total
Balance as of December 28, 2013
 
$
(574
)
 
$
10,745

 
$
10,171

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other comprehensive (loss)/income before reclassifications
 
(235
)
 
361

 
126

Losses reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive income
 
362

 

 
362

Net other comprehensive income
 
127

 
361

 
488

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Balance as of June 28, 2014
 
$
(447
)
 
$
11,106

 
$
10,659

NOTE 17. SEGMENT REPORTING
We operate in one business segment: the manufacturing, distribution, marketing and sale of snack food products. We define business segments as components of an organization for which discrete financial information is available and operating results are evaluated on a regular basis by the chief operating decision maker (“CODM”) in order to assess performance and allocate resources. Our CODM is the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Characteristics of our organization which were relied upon in making this determination include the similar nature of all of the products that we sell, the functional alignment of our organizational structure, and the reports that are regularly reviewed by the CODM for the purpose of assessing performance and allocating resources.
Revenue by Product Category
Net revenue by product category was as follows:
 
 
Quarter Ended
 
Six Months Ended
(in thousands)
 
July 4,
2015
 
June 28,
2014
 
July 4,
2015
 
June 28,
2014
Branded
 
$
299,676

 
$
278,841

 
$
576,362

 
$
541,122

Partner brand
 
87,275

 
84,984

 
172,361

 
165,009

Other
 
44,477

 
35,771

 
85,046

 
66,481

Net revenue
 
$
431,428

 
$
399,596

 
$
833,769

 
$
772,612

Due to the acquisition of a controlling interest in Late July in October of 2014, revenues from the sale of Late July ® products are now classified as Branded revenues. For the second quarter and first six months of 2014 , we have reclassified $2.9 million and $4.9 million , respectively, of Partner brand revenue and $0.9 million and $2.0 million , respectively, of Other revenue associated with Late July ® products to Branded revenue to be consistent with current year presentation.
NOTE 18. SIGNIFICANT CUSTOMERS
Sales to our largest retail customer, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ("Wal-Mart"), either through IBOs or direct distribution network, were approximately 12% and 13% of net revenue for the second quarter and first six months of 2015 , respectively, and 14% and 15% of net revenue for the second quarter and first six months of 2014 , respectively. Our sales to Wal-Mart do not include sales of our products that may be made to Wal-Mart by third-party distributors outside our direct-store delivery ("DSD") distribution network. Sales to these third-party distributors represent approximately 5% of our net revenue and may increase sales of our products to Wal-Mart by an amount we are unable to estimate. Accounts receivable as of July 4, 2015 and January 3, 2015 , included receivables from Wal-Mart totaling $15.9 million and $13.8 million , respectively.
NOTE 19 . SUBSEQUENT EVENTS
On August 6, 2015 , our Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.16 per share payable on August 31, 2015 to stockholders of record on August 25, 2015 .

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Item 2.  Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations


The following discussion provides an assessment of our financial condition, results of operations, and liquidity and capital resources and should be read in conjunction with the accompanying consolidated financial statements and notes to the financial statements. This discussion contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. The forward-looking statements are not historical facts, but rather are based on current expectations, estimates, assumptions and projections about our industry, business and future financial results. Our actual results could differ materially from the results contemplated by these forward-looking statements due to a number of factors, including those discussed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended January 3, 2015 , and those described from time to time in our other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Management’s discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations are based upon our consolidated financial statements, which have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States. The preparation of these financial statements requires us to make estimates and judgments about future events that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses, and related disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities. Future events and their effects cannot be determined with absolute certainty. Therefore, management’s determination of estimates and judgments about the carrying values of assets and liabilities requires the exercise of judgment in the selection and application of assumptions based on various factors, including historical experience, current and expected economic conditions and other factors believed to be reasonable under the circumstances. We routinely evaluate our estimates, including those related to sales and promotional allowances, customer returns, allowances for doubtful accounts, inventory valuations, useful lives of fixed assets and related impairment, long-term investments, hedge transactions, goodwill and intangible asset valuations and impairments, incentive compensation, income taxes, self-insurance, contingencies and litigation. Actual results may differ from these estimates under different assumptions or conditions.
Overview
After a successful year in 2014 that included three significant transactions that supported our overall strategy, we are well-positioned with a balanced product portfolio and national distribution network that allows us to reach every channel where our consumers shop.  We are focusing our sales efforts on the growth of branded products with special emphasis on our Core brands (Snyder’s of Hanover ® , Lance ® , Cape Cod ® , Snack Factory ® Pretzel Crisps ® , and Late July ® ).  Our growth strategy for our Core brands continues to focus on quality, innovation and expanded distribution. We are also achieving our goals regarding the mix of "better for you" products relative to our entire portfolio and continue to be responsive to constantly changing consumer trends.

Results for the second quarter of 2015 were impacted as follows:
We continued to grow sales with existing customers as well as expand the distribution of our Cape Cod ® kettle cooked chips, which resulted in a continuation of double-digit revenue growth for the Cape Cod ® brand in the second quarter of 2015.
We experienced revenue growth and market share growth compared to the second quarter of 2014 for our Snack Factory ® Pretzel Crisps ® pretzel crackers. In addition, we began production of pretzel crackers at our Goodyear, Arizona manufacturing facility during the second quarter of 2015, which provides additional capacity for these products as well as freight synergies on shipments to the west coast.
Late July ® gained market share and increased revenues in the second quarter of 2015, resulting in substantial growth over the first quarter of 2015. We also began the production of Late July ® organic tortilla chips at one of our manufacturing facilities and we believe that this will provide gross margin efficiencies.
Snyder's of Hanover ® provided growth in net revenue and continued to strengthen its leadership of the pretzel category with strong market share growth compared to the second quarter of 2014.
We increased market share for our Lance ® sandwich crackers as a result of increased promotions and additional consumer activities during the quarter.
We recorded an additional reserve of $2.5 million in selling, general and administrative expense during the second quarter of 2015, bringing our total reserve to $2.8 million for a lawsuit which alleges that certain ingredients in some of our products that are labeled as “natural” and “all natural” are not natural.
We completed two system conversions that will provide efficiencies for us going forward as the majority of our Company is now on the same ERP system.

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Item 2.  Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations


Quarter Ended July 4, 2015 Compared to Quarter Ended June 28, 2014  
 
 
Quarter Ended
 
Favorable/
(Unfavorable)
Variance
(in thousands)
 
July 4, 2015
 
June 28, 2014
 
Net revenue
 
$
431,428

 
100.0
 %
 
$
399,596

 
100.0
 %
 
$
31,832

 
8.0
 %
Cost of sales
 
279,945

 
64.9
 %
 
254,707

 
63.7
 %
 
(25,238
)
 
(9.9
)%
Gross margin
 
151,483

 
35.1
 %
 
144,889

 
36.3
 %
 
6,594

 
4.6
 %
Selling, general and administrative
 
121,844

 
28.2
 %
 
121,312

 
30.4
 %
 
(532
)
 
(0.4
)%
Impairment charges
 

 
 %
 
6,503

 
1.6
 %
 
6,503

 
100.0
 %
Gain on sale of route businesses, net
 
(74
)
 
 %
 
(297
)
 
(0.1
)%
 
(223
)
 
(75.1
)%
Other (income)/expense, net
 
(110
)
 
 %
 
501

 
0.2
 %
 
611

 
nm

Income before interest and income taxes
 
29,823

 
6.9
 %
 
16,870

 
4.2
 %
 
12,953

 
76.8
 %
Interest expense, net
 
2,671

 
0.6
 %
 
4,111

 
1.1
 %
 
1,440

 
35.0
 %
Income tax expense
 
9,758

 
2.3
 %
 
4,584

 
1.1
 %
 
(5,174
)
 
(112.9
)%
Income from continuing operations
 
17,394

 
4.0
 %
 
8,175

 
2.0
 %
 
9,219

 
112.8
 %
Income from discontinued operations, net of income tax
 

 
 %
 
3,523

 
0.9
 %
 
(3,523
)
 
(100.0
)%
Net income
 
$
17,394

 
4.0
 %
 
$
11,698

 
2.9
 %
 
$
5,696

 
48.7
 %
nm = not meaningful
Net Revenue
Net revenue by product category was as follows:
 
 
Quarter Ended
 
Favorable/
(Unfavorable)
Variance
(in thousands)
 
July 4, 2015
 
June 28, 2014
 
Branded
 
$
299,676

 
69.5
%
 
$
278,841

 
69.8
%
 
$
20,835

 
7.5
%
Partner brand
 
87,275

 
20.2
%
 
84,984

 
21.3
%
 
2,291

 
2.7
%
Other
 
44,477

 
10.3
%
 
35,771

 
8.9
%
 
8,706

 
24.3
%
Net revenue
 
$
431,428

 
100.0
%
 
$
399,596

 
100.0
%
 
$
31,832

 
8.0
%
Overall net revenue increased $31.8 million , or 8.0% , compared to the second quarter of 2014 , led by additional revenue from our Baptista's acquisition and consolidation of Late July ® as well as growth in Branded revenues.
Branded net revenue increased $20.8 million , or 7.5% , compared to the second quarter of 2014, primarily due to incremental Late July ® revenue as well as revenue growth in three of our other Core brands. Our Cape Cod ® products continued to realize significant volume and market share growth as a result of increased sales with existing customers and expanded distribution. We also experienced net revenue increases in our Snack Factory ® Pretzel Crisps ® and Snyder's of Hanover ® products, with both brands continuing to increase market share. The net revenue increases from the other Core brands were partially offset by a decrease in net revenues from our Lance ® products. However, the decline in net revenue from Lance ® products has slowed and Lance ® gained market share in the sandwich cracker category this quarter. Revenue from our Allied branded products (Tom's ® , Archway ® , Jays ® , Stella D'oro ® , EatSmart™, Krunchers! ® , and O-Ke-Doke ® ) declined slightly in the second quarter of 2015 compared to the second quarter of 2014 due to softness in certain salty snacks.
Partner brand net revenue grew 2.7% compared to the second quarter of 2014. The increase was primarily due to gaining new products for distribution through our DSD network.
Other net revenue increased $8.7 million , or 24.3% , from the second quarter of 2014 due to increased revenue from the acquisition of Baptista's, partially offset by a reduction in revenue from certain contract manufactured products. We do not expect this level of growth to continue in the second half of 2015, as we lap the acquisition of Baptista’s which occurred late in the second quarter of 2014.

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Item 2.  Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations


Gross Margin
Gross margin increased $6.6 million in the second quarter of 2015 compared to the second quarter of 2014, but decreased 1.2% as a percentage of revenue. The increase in gross margin was due to increased sales volume compared to the prior year across most product categories. The decline as a percentage of revenue was primarily the result of increased promotions to provide support for our new product offerings and generate additional volume for our Branded products as well as unfavorable product mix compared to the prior year. Our increased promotional spending as a percentage of revenue during the second quarter of 2015 resulted in approximately $8.6 million of additional promotional expense when compared to the second quarter of 2014, or approximately 2.0% lower gross margin as a percentage of revenue.
Selling, General and Administrative Expenses
Selling, general and administrative expenses increased $0.5 million in the second quarter of 2015 compared to the second quarter of 2014, but decreased 2.2% as a percentage of net revenue. The increase in selling, general and administrative expenses was due to the acquisition of Baptista's in June 2014 and our increased investment in Late July beginning in October 2014 as well as $2.5 million in additional expenses associated with a contingency reserve necessary for the probable settlement of certain lawsuits as described in Note 14 to the condensed consolidated financial statements. However, these costs were substantially offset by lower freight costs per unit sold and cost reduction efforts associated with our margin improvement and restructuring plan that was initiated in the third quarter of 2014. In addition, the second quarter of 2014 included severance expenses of $2.5 million incurred in conjunction with our margin improvement and restructuring plan.
Impairment Charges
We recognized no impairment charges in the second quarter of 2015 compared to $6.5 million in impairment charges in the second quarter of 2014. The 2014 impairment charges were related to a $3.6 million write-down of one of our trademarks and $2.9 million in impairment of machinery and equipment where future cash flows were not expected to support the carrying value due to the sale of Private Brands.
Gain on the Sale of Route Businesses, Net
Net gains on the sale of route businesses for the second quarter of 2015 consisted of $0.4 million in gains and $0.3 million in losses. In the second quarter of 2014 , net gains on the sale of route businesses consisted of $1.2 million in gains and $0.9 million in losses on the sale of route businesses. The majority of the route business sales activity in the second quarter of 2015 was due to the reengineering of route businesses to accommodate new customers and additional Partner brand business obtained in the impacted markets as well as the decision to sell certain route businesses that were previously Company-owned. The route business sales activity in the second quarter of 2014 was due to the resale of routes purchased because of IBO defaults or route reengineering projects that were initiated in order to maximize the efficiency of route territories for the IBOs. We anticipate total gains on the sale of route businesses of approximately $2 million to $3 million during 2015 due to the planned sale of certain route businesses that were previously Company-owned.
Other Income, Net
Other income increased approximately $0.6 million from the second quarter of 2014 to the second quarter of 2015 due primarily to certain losses on the sale of fixed assets in the prior year that did not recur.
Interest Expense, Net
Interest expense decreased approximately $1.4 million in the second quarter of 2015 compared to the second quarter of 2014. The decrease was due to lower debt levels in 2015 as well as a $0.8 million write-off of previously capitalized debt issuance costs that occurred in 2014 due to debt refinancing.
Income Tax Expense
Our effective income tax rate was 35.9% for the second quarter of both 2015 and 2014 .

Discontinued Operations, Net of Income Tax
Income from discontinued operations represented normal operations of Private Brands during the second quarter of 2014. We sold Private Brands at the beginning of the third quarter of 2014, so there was no remaining activity related to these operations in the second quarter of 2015.


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Item 2.  Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations


Six Months Ended July 4, 2015 Compared to Six Months Ended June 28, 2014  
 
 
Six Months Ended
 
Favorable/
(Unfavorable)
Variance
(in thousands)
 
July 4, 2015
 
June 28, 2014
 
Net revenue
 
$
833,769

 
100.0
 %
 
$
772,612

 
100.0
 %
 
$
61,157

 
7.9
 %
Cost of sales
 
542,924

 
65.1
 %
 
494,537

 
64.0
 %
 
(48,387
)
 
(9.8
)%
Gross margin
 
290,845

 
34.9
 %
 
278,075

 
36.0
 %
 
12,770

 
4.6
 %
Selling, general and administrative
 
243,768

 
29.2
 %
 
237,376

 
30.7
 %
 
(6,392
)
 
(2.7
)%
Impairment charges
 

 
 %
 
7,503

 
1.0
 %
 
7,503

 
100.0
 %
Gain on sale of route businesses, net
 
(867
)
 
(0.1
)%
 
(1,460
)
 
(0.2
)%
 
(593
)
 
(40.6
)%
Other (income)/loss, net
 
(846
)
 
(0.1
)%
 
581

 
0.1
 %
 
1,427

 
nm

Income before interest and income taxes
 
48,790

 
5.9
 %
 
34,075

 
4.4
 %
 
14,715

 
43.2
 %
Interest expense, net
 
5,138

 
0.6
 %
 
7,501

 
1.0
 %
 
2,363

 
31.5
 %
Income tax expense
 
15,676

 
1.9
 %
 
7,910

 
1.0
 %
 
(7,766
)
 
(98.2
)%
Income from continuing operations
 
27,976

 
3.4
 %
 
18,664

 
2.4
 %
 
9,312

 
49.9
 %
Income from discontinued operations, net of income tax
 

 
 %
 
9,845

 
1.3
 %
 
(9,845
)
 
(100.0
)%
Net income
 
$
27,976

 
3.4
 %
 
$
28,509

 
3.7
 %
 
$
(533
)
 
(1.9
)%
nm = not meaningful
Net Revenue
Net revenue by product category was as follows:
 
 
Six Months Ended
 
Favorable/
(Unfavorable)
Variance
(in thousands)
 
July 4, 2015
 
June 28, 2014
 
Branded
 
$
576,362

 
69.1
%
 
$
541,122

 
70.0
%
 
$
35,240

 
6.5
%
Partner brand
 
172,361

 
20.7
%
 
165,009

 
21.4
%
 
7,352

 
4.5