Quarterly Report (10-q)

Date : 12/05/2019 @ 10:22PM
Source : Edgar (US Regulatory)
Stock : National Beverage Corporation (FIZZ)
Quote : 43.4  -0.69 (-1.56%) @ 4:18PM

Quarterly Report (10-q)

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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 Quarterly Period Ended October 26, 2019

 

Commission file number 1-14170

 

NATIONAL BEVERAGE CORP.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware

(State of incorporation)

59-2605822

(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

 

8100 SW Tenth Street, Suite 4000, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33324

(Address of principal executive offices including zip code)

 

(954) 581-0922

(Registrant’s telephone number including area code)

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class

Trading Symbol

Name of each exchange on which registered

Common Stock, par value $.01 per share

FIZZ

The NASDAQ Global Select Market

 

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 ☑ No ☐

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files).   Yes ☑ No ☐

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer”, “accelerated filer”, “smaller reporting company”, and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. Large accelerated filer ☑ Accelerated filer ☐ Non-accelerated filer ☐ Smaller reporting company ☐ Emerging growth company ☐

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes ☐ No ☑

 

The number of shares of registrant’s common stock outstanding as of December 2, 2019 was 46,562,579.

 



 

 

 

NATIONAL BEVERAGE CORP.

QUARTERLY REPORT ON FORM 10-Q

INDEX

 

 

 

 

PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Financial Statements (Unaudited)

Page

 

 

    Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of October 26, 2019 and April 27, 2019

3

 

 

    Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income for the Three and Six Months Ended October 26, 2019 and October 27, 2018

4

     

 

    Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income for the Three and Six Months Ended October 26, 2019 and October 27, 2018

5

 

 

    Condensed Consolidated Statements of Shareholders’ Equity for the Three and Six Months Ended October 26, 2019 and October 27, 2018

6

 

 

    Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the Six Months Ended October 26, 2019 and October 27, 2018

7

 

 

    Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements 

8

 

 

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

12

 

 

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

14

 

 

Item 4. Controls and Procedures

14

 

 

PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

 

 

Item 1A. Risk Factors

16

 

 

Item 6. Exhibits

16

 

 

Signature

17

 

 

 

 

PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

               

NATIONAL BEVERAGE CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES

               

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (UNAUDITED)

               

(In thousands, except share data)

               
   

October 26,

   

April 27,

 
   

2019

   

2019

 

Assets

               

Current assets:

               

Cash and equivalents

  $ 233,867     $ 156,200  

Trade receivables - net

    72,619       84,841  

Inventories

    67,776       70,702  

Prepaid and other assets

    10,291       9,714  

Total current assets

    384,553       321,457  

Property, plant and equipment - net

    113,353       111,316  

Right-of-use assets

    49,576       -  

Goodwill

    13,145       13,145  

Intangible assets

    1,615       1,615  

Other assets

    4,573       4,660  

Total assets

  $ 566,815     $ 452,193  
                 

Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity

               

Current liabilities:

               

Accounts payable

  $ 60,829     $ 66,202  

Current operating lease liabilities

    14,267       -  

Accrued liabilities

    32,401       30,433  

Income taxes payable

    649       402  

Total current liabilities

    108,146       97,037  

Deferred income taxes - net

    16,416       15,987  

Non-current operating lease liabilities

    35,278       -  

Other liabilities

    7,462       7,560  

Shareholders' equity:

               

Preferred stock, $1 par value - 1,000,000 shares authorized: Series C - 150,000 shares issued

    150       150  

Common stock, $.01 par value - 200,000,000 shares authorized; 50,701,984 shares issued (50,678,084 shares at April 27)

    507       507  

Additional paid-in capital

    37,338       37,065  

Retained earnings

    380,626       313,430  

Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) 

    (1,108 )     (1,543 )

Treasury stock - at cost:

               

Series C preferred stock - 150,000 shares

    (5,100 )     (5,100 )

Common stock - 4,032,544 shares

    (12,900 )     (12,900 )

Total shareholders' equity

    399,513       331,609  

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

  $ 566,815     $ 452,193  

 

See accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

 

 

 

NATIONAL BEVERAGE CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES

                 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (UNAUDITED)

                 

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

                               
   

Three Months Ended

   

Six Months Ended

 
   

October 26,

   

October 27,

   

October 26,

   

October 27,

 
   

2019

   

2018

   

2019

   

2018

 
                                 

Net sales

  $ 251,611     $ 260,709     $ 515,179     $ 553,299  
                                 

Cost of sales

    158,797       157,185       325,791       334,080  
                                 

Gross profit

    92,814       103,524       189,388       219,219  
                                 

Selling, general and administrative expenses

    51,170       51,366       103,166       104,056  
                                 

Interest expense

    50       51       101       101  
                                 

Other income - net

    1,072       1,187       1,853       2,042  
                                 

Income before income taxes

    42,666       53,294       87,974       117,104  
                                 

Provision for income taxes

    10,012       12,216       20,778       27,196  
                                 

Net income

  $ 32,654     $ 41,078     $ 67,196     $ 89,908  
                                 

Earnings per common share:

                               

Basic

  $ .70     $ .88     $ 1.44     $ 1.93  

Diluted

  $ .70     $ .88     $ 1.43     $ 1.92  
                                 

Weighted average common shares outstanding:

                               

Basic

    46,653       46,628       46,650       46,623  

Diluted

    46,877       46,928       46,879       46,923  

 

See accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

 

 

 

NATIONAL BEVERAGE CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES

                 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (UNAUDITED)

 

(In thousands)

                               
   

Three Months Ended

   

Six Months Ended

 
   

October 26,

   

October 27,

   

October 26,

   

October 27,

 
   

2019

   

2018

   

2019

   

2018

 
                                 

Net income

  $ 32,654     $ 41,078     $ 67,196     $ 89,908  
                                 

Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax:

                         

Cash flow hedges

    419       (2,715 )     435       (4,756 )
                                 

Comprehensive income

  $ 33,073     $ 38,363     $ 67,631     $ 85,152  

 

See accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

 

 

 

NATIONAL BEVERAGE CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY (UNAUDITED)

(In thousands)

    Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended  
   

October 26,

   

October 27,

   

October 26,

   

October 27,

 
   

2019

   

2018

   

2019

   

2018

 

Series C Preferred Stock

                               

Beginning and end of period

  $ 150     $ 150     $ 150     $ 150  
                                 

Common Stock

                               

Beginning and end of period

    507       507       507       507  
                                 

Additional Paid-In Capital

                               

Beginning of period

    37,134       36,521       37,065       36,358  

Stock options exercised

    140       202       147       325  

Stock-based compensation

    64       77       126       117  

End of period

    37,338       36,800       37,338       36,800  
                                 

Retained Earnings

                               

Beginning of period

    347,972       356,654       313,430       307,824  

Net income

    32,654       41,078       67,196       89,908  

End of period

    380,626       397,732       380,626       397,732  
                                 

Accumulated Other Comprehensive (Loss)

                         

Beginning of period

    (1,527 )     2,560       (1,543 )     4,601  

Cash flow hedges, net of tax

    419       (2,715 )     435       (4,756 )

End of period

    (1,108 )     (155 )     (1,108 )     (155 )
                                 

Treasury Stock - Series C Preferred

                               

Beginning and end of period

    (5,100 )     (5,100 )     (5,100 )     (5,100 )
                                 

Treasury Stock - Common

                               

Beginning and end of period

    (12,900 )     (12,900 )     (12,900 )     (12,900 )
                                 

Total Shareholders' Equity

  $ 399,513     $ 417,034     $ 399,513     $ 417,034  

 

See accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

 

 

 

NATIONAL BEVERAGE CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES

               

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (UNAUDITED)

         

(In thousands)

               
   

Six Months Ended

 
   

October 26,

   

October 27,

 
   

2019

   

2018

 

Operating Activities:

               

Net income

  $ 67,196     $ 89,908  

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

               

Depreciation and amortization

    8,946       7,355  

Deferred income tax provision

    292       2,822  

(Loss) gain on sale of property, net

    (5 )     3  

Stock-based compensation

    126       117  

Changes in assets and liabilities:

               

Trade receivables

    12,222       50  

Inventories

    2,926       (19,914 )

Prepaid and other assets

    1,111       (7,999 )

Accounts payable

    (5,373 )     3,089  

Accrued and other liabilities

    (287 )     741  

Net cash provided by operating activities

    87,154       76,172  
                 

Investing Activities:

               

Additions to property, plant and equipment

    (9,642 )     (16,302 )

Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment

    8       1  

Net cash used in investing activities

    (9,634 )     (16,301 )
                 

Financing Activities:

               

Proceeds from stock options exercised

    147       325  

Net cash provided by financing activities

    147       325  
                 

Net Increase in Cash and Equivalents

    77,667       60,196  
                 

Cash and Equivalents - Beginning of Period

    156,200       189,864  
                 

Cash and Equivalents - End of Period

  $ 233,867     $ 250,060  
                 

Other Cash Flow Information:

               

Interest paid

  $ 38     $ 38  

Income taxes paid

  $ 22,675     $ 23,835  

 

See accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

 

NATIONAL BEVERAGE CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)

 

National Beverage Corp. innovatively develops, produces, markets and sells a diverse portfolio of sparkling waters, juices, energy drinks and carbonated soft drinks primarily in the United States and Canada. Incorporated in Delaware in 1985, National Beverage Corp. is a holding company for various operating subsidiaries. When used in this report, the terms “we,” “us,” “our,” “Company” and “National Beverage” mean National Beverage Corp. and its subsidiaries.

 

 

 

1. SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES AND RECENTLY ADOPTED ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS

 

Basis of Presentation

The condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of National Beverage Corp. and its subsidiaries. Significant intercompany transactions and accounts have been eliminated.

 

The condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) and rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission for interim financial reporting. Accordingly, they do not include all information and notes presented in the annual consolidated financial statements. The condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the annual consolidated financial statements and accompanying notes included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended April 27, 2019. Excluding the adoption of the recently issued accounting pronouncements disclosed in Note 6, the accounting policies used in these interim condensed consolidated financial statements are consistent with those used in the annual consolidated financial statements.

 

The preparation of financial statements requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in the condensed consolidated financial statements and accompanying notes. Actual results could differ from those estimates. In our opinion, all adjustments (consisting of normal recurring adjustments) considered necessary for a fair presentation have been included. Results for the interim periods presented are not necessarily indicative of results which might be expected for the entire fiscal year.

 

Derivative Financial Instruments

We use derivative financial instruments to partially mitigate our exposure to changes in raw material costs. All derivative financial instruments are recorded at fair value in our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets. The estimated fair value of derivative financial instruments is calculated based on market rates to settle the instruments. We do not use derivative financial instruments for trading or speculative purposes. Credit risk related to derivative financial instruments is managed by requiring high credit standards for counterparties and frequent cash settlements. See Note 5.

 

Inventories

Inventories are stated at the lower of first-in, first-out cost or market. Inventories at October 26, 2019 were comprised of finished goods of $46.0 million and raw materials of $21.8 million. Inventories at April 27, 2019 were comprised of finished goods of $48.7 million and raw materials of $22.0 million.

 

 

Recently Adopted Accounting Pronouncements

 

As of April 28, 2019, the Company adopted ASU 2016-02 “Leases”, which superseded the prior lease accounting guidance in its entirety. See Note 6.

 

 

 

2. PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT

 

Property, plant and equipment consist of the following:

 

   

(In thousands)

 
   

October 26,

2019

   

April 27,

2019

 

Land

  $ 9,835     $ 9,835  

Buildings and improvements

    58,471       58,291  

Machinery and equipment

    231,120       222,243  

Total

    299,426       290,369  

Less accumulated depreciation

    (186,073 )     (179,053 )

Property, plant and equipment – net

  $ 113,353     $ 111,316  

 

Depreciation expense was $3.8 million and $7.6 million for the three and six months ended October 26, 2019, respectively, and $3.4 million and $6.3 million for the three and six months ended October 27, 2018, respectively.

 

 

 

3. DEBT

 

At October 26, 2019, a subsidiary of the Company maintained unsecured revolving credit facilities with banks aggregating $100 million (the “Credit Facilities”). The Credit Facilities expire from October 3, 2020 to June 18, 2021 and any borrowings would currently bear interest at .9% above one-month LIBOR. There were no borrowings outstanding under the Credit Facilities at October 26, 2019 or April 27, 2019. At October 26, 2019, $3.2 million of the Credit Facilities was reserved for standby letters of credit and $96.8 million was available for borrowings.

 

The Credit Facilities require the subsidiary to maintain certain financial ratios, including debt to net worth and debt to EBITDA (as defined in the Credit Facilities), and contain other restrictions, none of which are expected to have a material effect on our operations or financial position. At October 26, 2019, we were in compliance with all loan covenants.

 

 

 

4. STOCK-BASED COMPENSATION

 

During the six months ended October 26, 2019, options to purchase 16,500 shares were exercised (weighted average exercise price of $8.92 per share). At October 26, 2019, options to purchase 305,945 shares (weighted average exercise price of $11.29 per share) were outstanding and stock-based awards to purchase 2,811,613 shares of common stock were available for grant.

 

 

 

5. DERIVATIVE FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS

 

From time to time, we enter into aluminum swap contracts to partially mitigate our exposure to changes in the cost of aluminum cans. Such financial instruments are designated and accounted for as a cash flow hedge. Accordingly, gains or losses attributable to the effective portion of the cash flow hedge are reported in Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) (“AOCI”) and reclassified into cost of sales in the period in which the hedged transaction affects earnings. The ineffective portion of the change in fair value of our cash flow hedge was immaterial. The following summarizes the gains (losses) recognized in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income and AOCI relative to the cash flow hedge for the three and six months ended October 26, 2019 and October 27, 2018:

 

   

(In thousands)

 
   

Three Months Ended

   

Six Months Ended

 
   

2019

   

2018

   

2019

   

2018

 

Recognized in AOCI:

                               

(Loss) gain before income taxes

  $ (619 )   $ 1,076     $ (2,043 )   $ 7,424  

Less income tax (benefit) provision

    (148 )     257       (489 )     1,776  

Net

  $ (471 )   $ 819     $ (1,554 )   $ 5,648  

Reclassified from AOCI to cost of sales:

                               

(Loss) gain before income taxes

  $ (1,170 )   $ 4,596     $ (2,614 )   $ 13,530  

Less income tax (benefit) provision

    (280 )     1,062       (625 )     3,126  

Net

  $ (890 )   $ 3,534     $ (1,989 )   $ 10,404  

Net change to AOCI

  $ 419     $ (2,715 )   $ 435     $ (4,756 )

 

As of October 26, 2019, the notional amount of our outstanding aluminum swap contracts was $20.1 million and, assuming no change in commodity prices, $1.5 million of unrealized losses before tax will be reclassified from AOCI and recognized in earnings over the next 12 months. See Note 1.

 

As of October 26, 2019 and April 27, 2019,  the fair value of the derivative liability was $1.5 million and $2.0 million, respectively, which were included in accrued liabilities.  The valuation does not entail a significant amount of judgment and the inputs that are significant to the fair value measurement are Level 2 as defined by the fair value hierarchy as they are observable market based inputs or unobservable inputs that are corroborated by market data.

 

 

 

6. LEASES

 

The Company leases two manufacturing facilities, warehouse and office space (“real estate”), and machinery and other equipment, including delivery vehicles under non-cancellable operating lease agreements. These leases expire at various dates through 2027.

 

In February 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (the "FASB”) issued ASU 2016-02, “Leases” (the “lease standard”). The lease standard requires lessees to recognize a right-to-use asset and a lease liability for virtually all leases (other than leases meeting the definition of a short-term lease). The new guidance is effective for fiscal years after December 15, 2018 and interim periods beginning the following fiscal year. The Company adopted the new lease standard as of April 28, 2019 using the modified retrospective method and has elected to adopt the available practical expedients as accounting policy on the initial adoption of the lease standard.

 

Upon adoption of the lease standard on April 28, 2019, the Company recorded a right-of-use asset for operating leases and lease liabilities of $55.5 million. The adoption of the lease standard did not change previously reported condensed consolidated statements of income, did not result in a cumulative effect adjustment to retained earnings in the period of adoption and did not impact cash flows.

 

 

The Company has used the following policies and assumptions in evaluating its population of leases:

 

 

Determining a lease – The Company assesses contracts at inception to determine whether an arrangement is or includes a lease which conveys the Company’s right to control the use of an identified asset for a period of time in exchange for consideration. Operating lease right-of-use assets and associated liabilities are recognized at the commencement date and initially measured at the present value of the lease payments over the defined lease term.

 

Allocating lease and non-lease components – The Company has elected the practical expedient to not separate lease and non-lease components for certain classes of underlying assets, including certain equipment and vehicle lease agreements which generally have the lease and associated non-lease components accounted for as a single lease component. Additionally, real estate lease agreements with lease and non-lease components are generally accounted for separately where applicable.

 

Discount rate – The Company calculates the discount rate based on the Company’s incremental borrowing rate using the contractual lease term.

 

Lease term – The Company does not recognize leases with an original contractual term of less than 12 months on the balance sheet. Lease expense for these short term leases is expensed on a straight-line basis over the lease term.

 

Rent increases or escalation clauses – Certain leases contain scheduled rent increases or escalation clauses. The Company assesses each contract individually and calculates variable payments based on the terms of the individual agreement.

 

Renewal options and / or purchase options – Certain leases include renewal options to extend the lease term and / or purchase options to purchase the leased asset. The Company assesses these options using a threshold of reasonably certain, which is a high threshold and, therefore, the majority of the Company’s leases do not include renewal periods or purchase options in the measurement of the right-of-use asset and the associated lease liability.

 

Option to terminate – Certain leases include the option to terminate the lease prior to its scheduled expiration. This allows a contractually bound party to terminate its obligation under the lease contract, typically in return for an agreed upon financial consideration. The terms and conditions of the termination options vary by contract; such options are not included in the measurement of the right-to-use assets and associated lease liability. 

 

The Company’s weighted average remaining lease term was 3.8 years and weighted average discount rate was 3.38% as of October 26, 2019. The following is a summary of future minimum lease payments and related liabilities for all non-cancelable operating leases as of October 26, 2019:

 

   

(In thousands)

 

Remainder of Fiscal 2020

  $ 8,897  

Fiscal 2021

    20,315  

Fiscal 2022

    9,894  

Fiscal 2023

    7,741  

Fiscal 2024

    4,510  

Thereafter

    1,703  
Total minimum lease payments including interest     53,060  
Less: Amounts representing interest     (3,515 )
Present value of minimum lease payments     49,545  
Less: Current portion of lease liabilities     (14,267 )

Non-Current portion of operating lease liabilities

  $ 35,278  

 

 

Lease expense for the three and six months ended October 26, 2019 was $3.4 million and $6.7 million for operating leases and $.3 million and $.8 million for short-term leases, respectively.  Net cash provided by operations was impacted by $7.5 million for operating leases for the six months ended October 26, 2019.

 

Our minimum lease payments under non-cancelable operating leases as of April 27, 2019 were as follows:

 

   

(In thousands)

 

Fiscal 2020

  $ 16,105  

Fiscal 2021

    12,084  

Fiscal 2022

    9,894  

Fiscal 2023

    7,741  

Fiscal 2024

    4,510  

Thereafter

    1,703  

Total minimum lease payments including interest

  $ 52,037  

 

 

 

ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

 

Overview

 

National Beverage Corp. innovatively refreshes America with a distinctive portfolio of sparkling waters, juices, energy drinks and, to a lesser degree, carbonated soft drinks brands. Our carbonated soft drink brands continue to be modified as we endeavor to make them more adaptable to changing consumer preferences. We believe our creative product designs, innovative packaging and imaginative flavors, along with our corporate culture and philosophy, make National Beverage unique as a stand-alone entity in the beverage industry. 

 

Our strategy seeks the profitable growth of our products by (i) developing healthier beverages in response to the global shift in consumer buying habits and tailoring our beverage portfolio to the preferences of a diverse mix of ‘crossover consumers’ – a growing group desiring a healthier alternative to artificially sweetened and high-caloric beverages; (ii) emphasizing unique flavor development and variety throughout our brands that appeal to multiple demographic groups; (iii) maintaining points of difference through innovative marketing, packaging and consumer engagement and (iv) responding faster and more creatively to changing consumer trends that larger competitors who are burdened by legacy production, distribution complexity and costs cannot quickly adapt to. 

 

Our brands consist of beverages geared to the active and health-conscious consumer (“Power+ Brands”) including sparkling waters, energy drinks, and juices. Our portfolio of Power+Brands includes LaCroix®, LaCroix Curate®, LaCroix NiCola® and Shasta® Sparkling Water products; Rip It® energy drinks and shots; and Everfresh®, Everfresh Premier Varietals™ and Mr. Pure® 100% juice and juice-based products. Additionally, we produce and distribute carbonated soft drinks including Shasta® and Faygo®, iconic brands whose consumer loyalty spans more than 125 years.

 

Presently, our primary market focus is the United States and Canada. Certain of our products are also distributed on a limited basis in other countries and options to expand distribution to other regions are being considered. To service a diverse customer base that includes numerous national retailers, as well as thousands of smaller “up-and-down-the-street” accounts, we utilize a hybrid distribution system consisting of warehouse and direct-store delivery. The warehouse delivery system allows our retail partners to maximize their assets by utilizing their ability to pick up product at our warehouses, further lowering their/our product costs.

 

 

Our operating results are affected by numerous factors, including fluctuations in the costs of raw materials, holiday and seasonal programming and weather conditions. While prior years witnessed more seasonality, higher sales are realized during the summer when outdoor activities are more prevalent.  In addition, seasonal promotional packaging and the development of beverages for selective holidays and ceremonial dates further impact quarter-to-quarter comparisons. 

 

We believe our highly innovative business should not be analyzed solely on the common three-month (quarterly) periods, traditionally found acceptable. Traditional and typical are not a part of an innovator’s vocabulary.

 

National Beverage Corp. is incorporated in Delaware and began trading as a public company on the NASDAQ Stock Market in 1991. In this report, the terms “we,” “us,” “our,” “Company” and “National Beverage” mean National Beverage Corp. and its subsidiaries unless indicated otherwise.

 

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

 

Three Months Ended October26, 2019 (second quarter of fiscal 2020) compared to

Three Months Ended October27, 2018 (second quarter of fiscal 2019)

 

Net sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2020 decreased 3.5% to $251.6 million compared to $260.7 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2019. The decrease in sales resulted primarily from a 1.9% decrease in case volume and a 1.1% decline in average selling price. The volume decrease includes a 5.2% decline of our Power+ Brands, partially offset by 5.3% growth in Carbonated Soft Drinks. The reduction in Power+ Brands volume is primarily attributable to increased competition within the sparkling water category, which along with product mix, impacted average price per case.   

 

Gross profit for the second quarter of fiscal 2020 decreased to $92.8 million compared to $103.5 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2019. The decrease in gross profit is due to increased manufacturing costs and decreased volume. The cost of sales per case increased 3.6% and gross margin declined to 36.9% of sales from 39.7% for the second quarter of fiscal 2019.

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses for the second quarter of fiscal 2020 were $51.2 million and $51.4 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2019. The decrease was primarily due to reduced distribution and administrative costs partially offset by increased selling and marketing spending. As a percent of net sales, selling, general and administrative expenses increased to 20.3% compared to 19.7% for the second quarter of fiscal 2019.

 

Other income includes interest income of $1.0 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2020 and $1.2 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2019. The decrease in interest income is due to changes in average invested balances offset in part by higher return on investments.

 

The Company’s effective income tax rate, based upon estimated annual income tax rates, was 23.5% for the second quarter of fiscal 2020 and 22.9% for the second quarter of fiscal 2019. The difference between the effective rate and the federal statutory rate of 21% was primarily due to the effects of state income taxes.

 

Six Months Ended October 26, 2019 (first six months of fiscal 2020) compared to

Six Months Ended October 27, 2018 (first six months of fiscal 2019)

 

Net sales for the first six months of fiscal 2020 decreased 6.9% to $515.2 million compared to $553.3 million for the first six months of fiscal 2019.  The decrease in sales resulted primarily from a 6.6% decline in case volume and, to a lesser extent, a lower average selling price.  The volume decline includes an 11.2% decline of our Power+ Brands, partially offset by a 4.4% increase in Carbonated Soft Drinks.  Average selling price per case declined .3% primarily due to changes in product mix.  

 

Gross profit for the first six months of fiscal 2020 decreased 13.6% to $189.4 million compared to $219.2 million for the first six months of fiscal 2019.  The decrease in gross profit is due to decreased volume and increased manufacturing costs.  The cost of sales per case increased 4.4% and gross margin declined to 36.8% of sales compared to 39.6% for the first six months of fiscal 2019. 

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses for the first six months of fiscal 2020 decreased $.9 million to $103.2 million from $104.1 million for the first six months of fiscal 2019.  The change is selling, general and administrative expenses was primarily due to increased marketing spending which was more than offset by decreased distribution and administrative expenses.  As a percent of net sales, selling, general and administrative expenses increased to 20.0% from 18.8%. 

 

Other income includes interest income of $1.8 million for the first six months of fiscal 2020 and $2.1 million for the first six months of fiscal 2019.  The decrease in interest income is due to changes in average investment balances offset in part by higher return on investments.

 

The Company's effective income tax rate, based on estimated annual income tax rates, was 23.6% for the first six months of fiscal 2020 and 23.2% for the first six months of fiscal 2019.  The difference between the effective rate and the federal statutory rate of 21% was primarily due to the effects of state income taxes.  

 

 

LIQUIDITY AND FINANCIAL CONDITION

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

Our principal source of funds is cash generated from operations. At October 26, 2019, we maintained $100 million unsecured revolving credit facilities, under which no borrowings were outstanding and $3.2 million was reserved for standby letters of credit. We believe existing capital resources will be sufficient to meet our liquidity and capital requirements for the next twelve months.

 

Cash Flows

The Company’s cash position increased $77.7 million for the six months ended October 26, 2019, which compares to an increase of $60.2 million for the six months ended October 27, 2018.  

 

Net cash provided by operating activities for the first six months of fiscal 2020 amounted to $87.2 million compared to $76.2 million for the first six months of fiscal 2019. For the first six months of fiscal 2020, cash flows were principally provided by net income of $67.2 million, a decrease in accounts receivable of $12.2 million, and depreciation and amortization aggregating $8.9 million, partially offset by a decrease in accounts payable of $5.4 million.

 

Net cash used in investing activities for the first six months of fiscal 2020 reflects capital expenditures of $9.6 million, compared to capital expenditures of $16.3 million for the first six months of fiscal 2019. We intend to continue production capacity and efficiency improvement projects in fiscal 2020, but expect capital expenditures will decline from fiscal 2019 levels.

 

Financial Position

During the first six months of fiscal 2020, our working capital increased to $276.4 million from $222.4 million at April 27, 2019. The increase in working capital was due to higher cash, partially offset by higher accrued liabilities and the recognition of the current portion of operating lease liabilities.  Trade receivables decreased $12.2 million due to the reduction in sales and reduced days sales outstanding, which improved to 26.3 days from 29.6 days. Inventories decreased $2.9 million as a result of higher inventory turnover which improved to 9.4 from 8.9 times. At October 26, 2019, the current ratio was 3.6 to 1 compared to 3.3 to 1 at April 27, 2019.

 

ITEM 3. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

 

There have been no material changes in market risks from those reported in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended April 27, 2019.

 

ITEM 4. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

 

As of the end of the period covered by this report, we carried out an evaluation, under the supervision and with the participation of the Company’s management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Principal Financial Officer, of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our “disclosure controls and procedures” (as defined in Rule 13a-15(e) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934). Based upon that evaluation, the Chief Executive Officer and Principal Financial Officer concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures were effective to ensure information required to be disclosed by us in reports we file or submit under the Exchange Act is (1) recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in SEC rules and forms and (2) accumulated and communicated to our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Principal Financial Officer, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

 

 

There were no changes in our internal control over financial reporting during our most recent fiscal quarter that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

 

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

 

National Beverage Corp. and its representatives may make written or oral statements relating to future events or results relative to our financial, operational and business performance, achievements, objectives and strategies. These statements are “forward-looking” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and include statements contained in this report and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and in reports to our stockholders. Certain statements including, without limitation, statements containing the words “believes,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “plans,” “expects,” and “estimates” constitute “forward-looking statements” and involve known and unknown risk, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to, the following: general economic and business conditions, pricing of competitive products, success of new product and flavor introductions, fluctuations in the costs of raw materials and packaging supplies, ability to pass along cost increases to our customers, labor strikes or work stoppages or other interruptions in the employment of labor, continued retailer support for our products, changes in brand image, consumer preferences and our success in creating products geared toward consumers’ tastes, success in implementing business strategies, changes in business strategy or development plans, government regulations, taxes or fees imposed on the sale of our products, unfavorable weather conditions and other factors referenced in this report, filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and other reports to our stockholders. We disclaim an obligation to update any such factors or to publicly announce the results of any revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect future events or developments.

 

 

PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS

 

There have been no material changes in risk factors from those reported in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended April 27, 2019.

 

ITEM 6. EXHIBITS

 

Exhibit No.    Description  

 

 

31.1

Certification of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

 

 

31.2

Certification of Principal Financial Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

 

 

32.1

Certification of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

 

 

32.2

Certification of Principal Financial Officer pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

 

 

101

The following financial information from National Beverage Corp. Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended October 26, 2019, formatted in iXBRL (Inline eXtensible Business Reporting Language): (i) Consolidated Balance Sheets; (ii) Consolidated Statements of Income; (iii) Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income; (iv) Consolidated Statements of Shareholders’ Equity; (v) Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows; and (vi) the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

     
  104 Cover Page Interactive Data File (formatted as Inline XBRL and contained in Exhibit 101)

 

 

SIGNATURE

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

 

Date: December 5, 2019

 

 

National Beverage Corp.

(Registrant)

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ George R. Bracken

 

 

 

    George R. Bracken

    Executive Vice President – Finance

    (Principal Financial Officer)

 

 

 

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