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U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

(Mark One)

 

x

QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934.

 

For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2012

 

OR

 

o

TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934.

 

For the transition period from                to

 

Commission File Number: 1-14556

 

INVENTURE FOODS, INC.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)

 

Delaware

 

86-0786101

(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation or

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Organization)

 

Identification No.)

 

 

 

5415 East High Street, Suite #350 Phoenix, Arizona

 

85054

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

 

(Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code:  (623) 932-6200

 

Indicate by check 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 x  No o

 

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 x  No  o

 

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 the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):

 

Large accelerated filer o

 

Accelerated filer o

 

 

 

Non-accelerated filer o

 

Smaller reporting company x

(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 Act).  Yes o  No x

 

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date:  18,387,745 as of May 2, 2012.

 

 

 



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Part I.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item 1.

Financial Statements - Unaudited

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Condensed consolidated balance sheets as of March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011

 

3

 

Condensed consolidated statements of income for the quarters ended March 31, 2012 and March 26, 2011

 

4

 

Condensed consolidated statements of comprehensive income for the quarters ended March 31, 2012 and March 26, 2011

 

5

 

Condensed consolidated statements of cash flows for the quarters ended March 31, 2012 and March 26, 2011

 

6

 

Notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements

 

7

 

 

 

 

Item 2.

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

 

14

 

 

 

 

Item 3.

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

 

17

 

 

 

 

Item 4.

Controls and Procedures

 

17

 

 

 

 

Part II.

OTHER INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item 1.

Legal Proceedings

 

17

 

 

 

Item 1A.

Risk Factors

 

17

 

 

 

Item 2.

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

 

17

 

 

 

 

Item 3.

Defaults Upon Senior Securities

 

17

 

 

 

 

Item 5.

Other Information

 

18

 

 

 

 

Item 6.

Exhibits

 

18

 

 

 

 

Signatures

 

19

 

 

 

Exhibit 31.1

 

 

Exhibit 31.2

 

 

Exhibit 32.1

 

 

EX-101 Instance Document

 

 

EX-101 Schema Document

 

 

EX-101 Calculation Linkbase Document

 

 

EX-101 Labels Linkbase Document

 

 

EX-101 Presentation Linkbase Document

 

 

EX-101 Definition Linkbase Document

 

 

 



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PART I.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1.

Financial Statements

 

INVENTURE FOODS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(unaudited)

 

 

 

March 31,

 

December 31,

 

 

 

2012

 

2011

 

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

742,321

 

$

664,488

 

Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $237,907 in 2012 and $219,806 in 2011

 

17,641,652

 

15,741,758

 

Inventories

 

28,018,280

 

31,682,080

 

Deferred income tax asset

 

811,669

 

766,805

 

Other current assets

 

503,615

 

1,526,818

 

Total current assets

 

47,717,537

 

50,381,949

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property and equipment, net

 

33,726,065

 

33,182,331

 

Goodwill

 

11,616,225

 

11,616,225

 

Trademarks and other intangibles, net

 

2,022,660

 

2,033,160

 

Other assets

 

804,987

 

761,258

 

Total assets

 

$

95,887,474

 

$

97,974,923

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

$

14,204,696

 

$

14,891,297

 

Accrued liabilities

 

9,099,205

 

9,531,942

 

Current portion of long-term debt

 

3,010,187

 

3,025,011

 

Total current liabilities

 

26,314,088

 

27,448,250

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long-term debt, less current portion

 

8,177,374

 

8,595,109

 

Line of credit

 

12,589,558

 

15,183,910

 

Deferred income tax liability

 

3,615,870

 

3,550,560

 

Interest rate swaps

 

801,486

 

843,635

 

Other liabilities

 

817,519

 

743,909

 

Total liabilities

 

52,315,895

 

56,365,373

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commitments and contingencies (Note 6)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shareholders’ equity:

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock, $.01 par value; 50,000,000 shares authorized; 18,673,115 and 18,631,133 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011

 

186,732

 

186,312

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

27,890,092

 

27,675,786

 

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

(399,315

)

(425,025

)

Retained earnings

 

16,365,265

 

14,643,672

 

 

 

44,042,774

 

42,080,745

 

Less: treasury stock, at cost: 367,957 shares at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011

 

(471,195

)

(471,195

)

Total shareholders’ equity

 

43,571,579

 

41,609,550

 

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity

 

$

95,887,474

 

$

97,974,923

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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INVENTURE FOODS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(unaudited)

 

 

 

Quarter Ended

 

 

 

March 31,
 2012

 

March 26,
 2011

 

Net revenues

 

$

47,020,064

 

$

36,640,683

 

Cost of revenues

 

37,675,438

 

28,710,187

 

Gross profit

 

9,344,626

 

7,930,496

 

Selling, general & administrative expenses

 

6,500,442

 

5,509,259

 

Operating income

 

2,844,184

 

2,421,237

 

Interest expense, net

 

230,366

 

218,710

 

Income before income taxes

 

2,613,818

 

2,202,527

 

Income tax provision

 

892,225

 

796,345

 

Net income

 

$

1,721,593

 

$

1,406,182

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per common share:

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

$

0.09

 

$

0.08

 

Diluted

 

$

0.09

 

$

0.08

 

Weighted average number of common shares:

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

18,281,736

 

18,010,668

 

Diluted

 

19,364,774

 

18,698,392

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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INVENTURE FOODS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(unaudited)

 

 

 

Quarter Ended

 

 

 

March 31,
 2012

 

March 26,
 2011

 

Net income

 

$

1,721,593

 

$

1,406,182

 

Change in fair value of interest rate swaps (net of tax)

 

25,710

 

42,192

 

Comprehensive income

 

$

1,747,303

 

$

1,448,374

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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INVENTURE FOODS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(unaudited)

 

 

 

Quarter Ended

 

 

 

March 31,
 2012

 

March 26,
 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

1,721,593

 

$

1,406,182

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation

 

1,149,229

 

1,074,115

 

Amortization

 

17,437

 

15,610

 

Provision for bad debts

 

18,101

 

(8,420

)

Deferred income taxes

 

38,763

 

(6,356

)

Excess income tax benefit from exercise of stock options

 

(42,834

)

 

Share-based compensation expense

 

222,357

 

159,738

 

Loss on disposition of equipment

 

2,299

 

2,570

 

Change in operating assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts receivable

 

(1,917,995

)

(1,756,516

)

Inventories

 

3,663,800

 

(269,953

)

Other assets and liabilities

 

1,029,710

 

163,548

 

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

 

(1,119,339

)

3,304,948

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

4,783,121

 

4,085,466

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from investing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

Purchase of equipment

 

(1,695,262

)

(2,531,615

)

Net cash used in investing activities

 

(1,695,262

)

(2,531,615

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from financing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

Net borrowings on line of credit

 

(2,594,352

)

(1,478,922

)

Proceeds from exercise of stock options

 

 

48,480

 

Payments made on capital lease obligations

 

(127,428

)

(122,201

)

Proceeds from capital lease financing

 

 

139,130

 

Payments made on long-term debt

 

(305,131

)

(300,277

)

Excess income tax benefit from exercise of stock options

 

42,834

 

 

Payment of payroll taxes on stock-based compensation through shares withheld

 

(25,949

)

 

Net cash used in financing activities

 

(3,010,026

)

(1,713,790

)

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

 

77,833

 

(159,939

)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

 

664,488

 

980,547

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

 

$

742,321

 

$

820,608

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information:

 

 

 

 

 

Cash paid during the period for interest

 

$

234,461

 

$

220,997

 

Cash received during the period for income taxes

 

(75,995

)

(8,389

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplemental disclosures of non-cash investing and financing transactions:

 

 

 

 

 

Capital lease obligations incurred for the acquisition of property and equipment

 

$

 

$

68,000

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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INVENTURE FOODS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

1.             Organization and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

 

Inventure Foods, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company,” referred to as “we” “our” or “us”), is a $160+ million leading marketer and manufacturer of healthy/natural and indulgent specialty snack food brands. We changed our name in May 2010 to Inventure Foods, Inc. from The Inventure Group, Inc. to emphasize our focus as an innovative food maker and manufacturer.  We are headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona with plants in Arizona, Indiana and Washington.  Our executive offices are located at 5415 East High Street, Suite 350, Phoenix, Arizona 85054, and our telephone number is (623) 932-6200.

 

The Company was formed in 1995 as a holding company to acquire a potato chip manufacturing and distribution business, which had been founded by Donald and James Poore in 1986.  In December 1996, we completed an initial public offering of our Common Stock. In November 1998, we acquired the business and certain assets (including the Bob’s Texas Style® potato chip brand) of Tejas Snacks, L.P. (“Tejas”), a Texas-based potato chip manufacturer.  In October 1999, we acquired Wabash Foods, LLC (“Wabash”) including the Tato Skins®, O’Boisies®, and Pizzarias® trademarks and the Bluffton, Indiana manufacturing operation and assumed all of Wabash Foods’ liabilities.  In June 2000, we acquired Boulder Natural Foods, Inc. (“Boulder”) and the Boulder CanyonTM brand of totally natural potato chips.  In May 2007, we acquired Rader Farms, Inc., including a farming operation and a berry processing facility in Lynden, Washington.

 

Our goal is to build a rapidly growing specialty brand company that specializes on evolving consumer eating habits in two primary product lines: 1) healthy/natural food products 2) indulgent specialty snack food brands.  We sell our products nationally through a number of channels including: Grocery, Natural, Mass, Drug, Club, Vending, Value, Food Service, Convenience Stores and International.

 

In the healthy/natural portfolio, products include Rader Farms frozen berries, Boulder Canyon Natural Foods™ brand kettle cooked potato chips, Jamba® branded blend-and-serve smoothie kits under license from Jamba Juice Company and private label frozen fruit.  In the Indulgent Specialty category, products include T.G.I. Friday’s® brand snacks under license from T.G.I. Friday’s Inc., BURGER KING™  brand snack products under license from Burger King Corporation, Nathan’s Famous® brand snack products under license from Nathan’s Famous Corporation, Poore Brothers® kettle cooked potato chips, Bob’s Texas Style® kettle cooked chips, and Tato Skins® brand potato snacks.  We also manufacture private label snacks for certain grocery retail chains and distribute snack food products in Arizona that are manufactured by others.

 

Our frozen berry products are manufactured by Rader Farms, Inc. (“Rader Farms”) a Washington corporation located in Whatcom County, and acquired by us in May of 2007.  Rader Farms grows, processes and markets premium berry blends, raspberries, blueberries, and rhubarb and purchases marionberries, cherries, cranberries, strawberries and other fruits from a select network of fruit growers for resale. The fruit is processed, frozen and packaged for sale and distribution to wholesale customers. We also use third party processors for certain products.

 

Our snack products are manufactured at the Arizona and Indiana plants as well as some third party plants for certain products.

 

Our fiscal year ends on the last Saturday occurring in the month of December of each calendar year.  Accordingly, the first quarter of 2012 commenced January 1, 2012 and ended March 31, 2012.

 

Basis of Presentation

 

The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of Inventure Foods, Inc. and all of our wholly owned subsidiaries.  All significant intercompany amounts and transactions have been eliminated.  The financial statements have been prepared in accordance with the instructions for Form 10-Q and, therefore, do not include all the information and footnotes required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.  In the opinion of management, the condensed consolidated financial statements include all adjustments, consisting only of normal recurring adjustments, necessary in order to make the consolidated financial statements not misleading.  A description of our accounting policies and other financial information is included in the audited financial statements filed with our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011.  The results of operations for the quarter ended March 31, 2012 are not necessarily indicative of the results expected for the full year.

 

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Fair Value of Financial Instruments

 

Fair value is defined as the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability (i.e., the “exit price”)  in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date.  We classify our investments based upon an established fair value hierarchy that prioritizes the inputs to valuation techniques used to measure fair value.  The hierarchy gives the highest priority to unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities (Level 1 measurement) and the lowest priority to unobservable inputs (Level 3 measurements).  The three levels of the fair value hierarchy are described as follows:

 

Level 1                                          Unadjusted quoted prices in active markets that are accessible at the measurement date for identical, unrestricted assets or liabilities;

 

Level 2                                            Quoted prices in markets that are not considered to be active or financial instruments without quoted market prices, but for which all significant inputs are observable, either directly or indirectly;

 

Level 3                                            Prices or valuations that require inputs that are both significant to the fair value measurement and unobservable.

 

A financial instrument’s level within the fair value hierarchy is based on the lowest level of any input that is significant to the fair value measurement.

 

At March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, the carrying value of cash, accounts receivable, accounts payable and accrued liabilities approximate fair values since they are short-term in nature.  The carrying value of the long-term debt approximates fair-value based on the borrowing rates currently available to us for long-term borrowings with similar terms.

 

 

 

 

 

March 31, 2012

 

December 31, 2011

 

Balance Sheet Classification 

 

 

 

Interest Rate
Swaps

 

Non-qualified
Deferred
Compensation
Plan
Investments

 

Interest Rate
Swaps

 

Non-qualified
Deferred
Compensation
Plan
Investments

 

Interest rate swaps

 

Level 1

 

$

 

$

 

$

 

$

 

 

 

Level 2

 

(801,486

)

 

(843,635

)

 

 

 

Level 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

(801,486

)

$

 

$

(843,635

)

$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other assets

 

Level 1

 

$

 

$

428,298

 

$

 

$

384,778

 

 

 

Level 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Level 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

 

$

428,298

 

$

 

$

384,778

 

 

Considerable judgment is required in interpreting market data to develop the estimate of fair value of our derivative instruments.  Accordingly, the estimate may not be indicative of the amounts that we could realize in a current market exchange.  The use of different market assumptions or valuation methodologies could have a material effect on the estimated fair value amounts.

 

Income taxes

 

For the quarters ended March 31, 2012 and March 26, 2011 our provisions for income taxes was $0.9 million and $0.8 million for the quarters ended March 31, 2012 and March 26, 2011 respectively.  The effective tax rate for the first quarter of 2012 was 34.1% compared with 36.2% for the first quarter of 2011.  The change in the effective rate is due to slightly larger benefits of the domestic production activity deductions, research credits, and other items, with a further benefit of lesser tax-effected equity compensation costs.

 

Earnings Per Common Share

 

Basic earnings per common share is computed by dividing net income by the weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding during the period.  Diluted earnings per share is calculated by including all dilutive common shares such as stock options and restricted stock.  Options to purchase 15,000 shares of our Common Stock were excluded from the computation of diluted earnings per share for each period, because the options’ exercise prices were greater than the

 

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average market price of our common stock for those periods.  Exercises of outstanding stock options or warrants are assumed to occur for purposes of calculating diluted earnings per share for periods in which their effect would not be anti-dilutive.  Earnings per common share was computed as follows for the quarters ended March 31, 2012 and March 26, 2011:

 

 

 

Quarter Ended

 

 

 

March 31,
2012

 

March 26,
2011

 

Basic Earnings Per Common Share:

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

1,721,593

 

$

1,406,182

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average number of common shares

 

18,281,736

 

18,010,668

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per common share

 

$

0.09

 

$

0.08

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted Earnings Per Common Share:

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

1,721,593

 

$

1,406,182

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average number of common shares

 

18,281,736

 

18,010,668

 

Incremental shares from assumed conversions of stock options and non-vested shares of restricted stock

 

1,083,038

 

687,724

 

Adjusted weighted average number of common shares

 

19,364,774

 

18,698,392

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per common share

 

$

0.09

 

$

0.08

 

 

Stock Options and Stock-Based Compensation

 

Stock options and other stock based compensation awards expense are adjusted for estimated forfeitures and are recognized on a straight-line basis over the requisite period of the award, which is currently five to ten years for stock options, and one to three years for restricted stock.  We estimate future forfeiture rates based on our historical experience.

 

Compensation costs related to all share-based payment arrangements, including employee stock options, are recognized in the financial statements based on the fair value method of accounting.  Excess tax benefits related to share-based payment arrangements are classified as cash inflows from financing activities and cash outflows from operating activities.

 

See Footnote 8 “Shareholder’s Equity” for additional information.

 

Adoption of New Accounting Pronouncements

 

In June 2011, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued amendments to disclosure requirements for presentation of comprehensive income.  This guidance, effective retrospectively for the interim and annual periods beginning on or after December 15, 2011, with early adoption permitted, requires presentation of total comprehensive income, the components of net income, and the components of other comprehensive income either in a single continuous statement of comprehensive income or in two separate but consecutive statements.  In December 2011, the FASB issued an amendment to defer the presentation on the face of the financial statements the effects of reclassifications out of accumulated other comprehensive income on the components of net income and other comprehensive income for annual and interim financial statements.  The implementation of the amended accounting guidance did not have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements.

 

In September 2011, the FASB issued amendments to the goodwill impairment guidance which provides an option for companies to use a qualitative approach to test goodwill for impairment if certain conditions are met.  The amendments are effective for annual and interim goodwill impairment tests performed for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2011, with early adoption permitted.  The implementation of the amended accounting guidance did not have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements.

 

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2.             Inventories

 

Inventories consisted of the following:

 

 

 

March 31,

 

December 31,

 

 

 

2012

 

2011

 

Finished goods

 

$

10,918,398

 

$

8,140,118

 

Raw materials

 

17,099,882

 

23,541,962

 

 

 

$

28,018,280

 

$

31,682,080

 

 

3.             Goodwill, Trademarks and Other Intangibles

 

Goodwill, trademarks and other intangibles, net consisted of the following:

 

 

 

Estimated
Useful Life

 

March 31,
 2012

 

December 31,
 2011

 

Goodwill:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inventure Foods, Inc.

 

 

 

$

5,986,252

 

$

5,986,252

 

Rader Farms, Inc.

 

 

 

5,629,973

 

5,629,973

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Goodwill

 

 

 

$

11,616,225

 

$

11,616,225

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trademarks:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inventure Foods, Inc.

 

 

 

$

895,659

 

895,659

 

Rader Farms, Inc.

 

 

 

1,070,000

 

1,070,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other intangibles:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rader - Covenant-not-to-compete, gross carrying amount

 

5 years

 

160,000

 

160,000

 

Rader - Covenant-not-to-compete, accum. Amortization

 

 

 

(154,685

)

(146,685

)

Rader - Customer relationship, gross carrying amount

 

10 years

 

100,000

 

100,000

 

Rader - Customer relationship, accum. amortization

 

 

 

(48,314

)

(45,814

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Trademarks and other intangibles, net

 

 

 

$

2,022,660

 

$

2,033,160

 

 

Amortization expense related to these intangibles was $10,500 for both quarters ended March 31, 2012 and March 26, 2011.

 

Goodwill and trademarks are reviewed for impairment annually in the fourth fiscal quarter, or more frequently if impairment indicators arise.  Goodwill is required to be tested for impairment between the annual tests if an event occurs or circumstances change that more-likely-than-not reduces the fair value of a reporting unit below its carrying value.  Intangible assets with indefinite lives are required to be tested for impairment between the annual tests if an event occurs or circumstances change indicating that the asset might be impaired.  We believe the carrying values of our intangible assets are appropriate as of March 31, 2012.

 

4.             Accrued Liabilities

 

Accrued liabilities consisted of the following:

 

 

 

March 31,
 2012

 

December 31,
 2011

 

Accrued payroll and payroll taxes

 

$

1,881,946

 

$

1,015,434

 

Accrued royalties and commissions

 

1,112,708

 

1,004,419

 

Accrued advertising and promotion

 

2,367,458

 

2,122,023

 

Accrued berry purchase payments

 

2,199,827

 

4,294,877

 

Accrued other

 

1,537,266

 

1,095,189

 

 

 

$

9,099,205

 

$

9,531,942

 

 

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5.             Long-Term Debt

 

Long-term debt consisted of the following:

 

 

 

March 31,

 

December 31,

 

 

 

2012

 

2011

 

Mortgage loan due monthly through July, 2012; interest at 9.03%; collateralized by land and building in Goodyear, AZ

 

$

1,353,362

 

$

1,372,989

 

Mortgage loan due monthly through December, 2016; interest rate at 30 day LIBOR plus 165 basis points, fixed through a swap agreement to 6.85%; collateralized by land and building in Bluffton, IN

 

2,059,424

 

2,078,710

 

Equipment term loan due monthly through May, 2014; interest at LIBOR plus 165 basis points; collateralized by equipment at Rader Farms in Lynden, WA

 

1,928,572

 

2,142,857

 

Real Estate term loan due monthly through July, 2017; interest at LIBOR plus 165 basis points; fixed through a swap agreement to 4.28%; secured by a leasehold interest in the real property in Lynden, WA

 

3,185,329

 

3,236,533

 

Capital Lease Obligations, primarily due September 2017

 

2,660,145

 

2,787,573

 

Office Equipment leases due June 2012

 

729

 

1,458

 

 

 

11,187,561

 

11,620,120

 

Less current portion of long-term debt

 

(3,010,187

)

(3,025,011

)

Long-term debt, less current portion

 

$

8,177,374

 

$

8,595,109

 

 

To fund the acquisition of Rader Farms, we entered into a Loan Agreement (the “Loan Agreement”) with U.S. Bank.  Each of our subsidiaries is a guarantor of the Loan Agreement, which is secured by a pledge of all of the assets of our consolidated group.  The borrowing capacity available to us under the Loan Agreement consists of notes representing:

 

·      a $25.0 million revolving line of credit maturing on July 30, 2014; $12.6 million was outstanding at March 31, 2012.  Based on eligible assets, there was $7.6 million of borrowing availability under the line of credit at March 31, 2012.  All borrowings under the revolving line of credit will bear interest at either (i) the prime rate of interest announced by U.S. Bank from time to time or (ii) LIBOR, plus the LIBOR Rate Margin (as defined in the revolving credit facility note as adjusted).

 

·      Equipment term loan due May 2014 noted above.

 

·      Real estate term loan due July 2017 noted above.

 

As is customary in such financings, U.S. Bank may terminate its commitments and accelerate the repayment of amounts outstanding and exercise other remedies upon the occurrence of an event of default (as defined in the Loan Agreement), subject, in certain instances, to the expiration of an applicable cure period.  The agreement, as modified, requires us to maintain compliance with certain financial covenants, including a minimum fixed charge coverage ratio and a leverage ratio.  At March 31, 2012, we were in compliance with all of the financial covenants.

 

Interest Rate Swaps

 

To manage exposure to changing interest rates, we selectively enter into interest rate swap agreements.  Our interest rate swaps qualify for and are designated as cash flow hedges.  Changes in the fair value of a swap that is highly effective and that is designated and qualifies as a cash flow hedge to the extent that the hedge is effective, are recorded in other comprehensive income.

 

We entered into an interest rate swap in 2006 to convert the interest rate of the mortgage to purchase the Bluffton, Indiana plant from the contractual rate of 30 day LIBOR plus 165 basis points to a fixed rate of 6.85%.  The swap has a fixed pay-rate of 6.85% and a notional amount of approximately $2.1 million at March 31, 2012 and expires in December 2016.  The interest rate swap had fair value of $367,024 at March 31, 2012, which is recorded as a liability on the accompanying consolidated balance sheet.  The swap value was determined in accordance with the fair value measurement guidance discussed earlier using Level 2 observable inputs and approximates the loss that would have been realized if the contract had been settled on March 31, 2012.

 

We entered into another interest rate swap in January 2008 to effectively convert the interest rate on the real estate term loan to a fixed rate of 4.28%.  The interest rate swap is structured with decreasing notional amounts to match the expected pay down of the debt.  The notional value of the swap at March 31, 2012 was $3.2 million.  The interest rate swap is accounted for as a cash flow hedge derivative and expires in July 2017.  The interest rate swap had fair value of $434,462 at

 

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March 31, 2012, which is recorded as a liability on the accompanying consolidated balance sheet.  This value was determined in accordance with the fair value measurement guidance discussed earlier using Level 2 observable inputs and approximates the loss that would have been realized if the contract had been settled on March 31, 2012.

 

6.                                      Commitments and Contingencies

 

Legal Proceedings

 

We are periodically a party to various lawsuits arising in the ordinary course of business.  Management believes, based on discussions with legal counsel, that the resolution of any such lawsuits, individually and in the aggregate, will not have a material adverse effect on our financial position or results of operations.

 

In March 2012, we learned that the Jamba Juice Company was named as a defendant in a putative class action filed in the Federal Court for the North District of California and captioned Kevin Anderson v. Jamba Juice Company which claims that the use of the words “all natural” to describe the Smoothie Kits is misleading and deceptive to consumers and violates various California consumer protection statutes and unfair competition statutes.  The suit is one of several “all natural” lawsuits recently brought against various food manufacturers and distributors in California.  Under our license agreement with the Jamba Juice Company, we are obligated and have agreed to indemnify and defend Jamba Juice in the suit.  We expect that we will be added as a party to the suit as the actual manufacturer and distributor of the Smoothie Kits.  While we currently believe the “all natural” claims on the Smoothie Kits are in full compliance with FDA guidelines, we are investigating the claims asserted in the action, and intend to vigorously defend against them.

 

7.                                      Business Segments

 

Our operations consist of two reportable segments: snack products and frozen products.  The snack products segment produces potato chips, potato crisps, potato skins, sheeted dough snacks, pellet snacks, kettle chips, and extruded product for sale primarily to snack food distributors and retailers.  This segment includes a limited number of snack food products purchased and sold through our local distribution network in Arizona.  The frozen products segment produces frozen fruit products, such as berries and smoothies, for sale primarily to club stores, groceries and mass merchandisers.  Our reportable segments offer different products and services.  The majority of our revenues are attributable to external customers in the United States.  We sell to external customers internationally, however the revenues attributable to those customers are immaterial.  All of our assets are located in the United States.

 

The accounting policies of the segments are the same as those described in the Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (Note 1).  We do not allocate assets, selling, general and administrative expenses, income taxes or other income and expense to segments.

 

 

 

Snack
Products

 

Frozen
Products

 

Consolidated

 

Quarter ended March 31, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net revenues from external customers

 

$

24,208,958

 

$

22,811,106

 

$

47,020,064

 

Depreciation and amortization included in segment gross profit

 

489,200

 

216,463

 

705,663

 

Segment gross profit

 

5,094,811

 

4,249,815

 

9,344,626

 

Goodwill

 

5,986,252

 

5,629,973

 

11,616,225

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quarter ended March 26, 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net revenues from external customers

 

$

21,743,045

 

$

14,897,638

 

$

36,640,683

 

Depreciation and amortization included in segment gross profit

 

413,829

 

206,946

 

620,775

 

Segment gross profit

 

4,376,227

 

3,554,269

 

7,930,496

 

Goodwill

 

5,986,252

 

5,629,973

 

11,616,225

 

 

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The following table reconciles reportable segment gross profit to our consolidated income before income tax provision for the quarters ended March 31, 2012 and March 26, 2011:

 

 

 

March 31, 2012

 

March 26, 2011

 

Segment gross profit

 

$

9,344,626

 

$

7,930,496

 

Unallocated amounts:

 

 

 

 

 

Operating expenses

 

(6,500,442

)

(5,509,259

)

Interest expense, net

 

(230,366

)

(218,710

)

Income before income tax provision

 

$

2,613,818

 

$

2,202,527

 

 

8.                                      Shareholders’ Equity

 

The 2005 Plan was approved at our 2005 Annual Meeting of Shareholders and initially reserved for issuance of 410,518 shares of Common Stock, which is the number of reserved but unissued shares available for issuance under the 1995 Plan.  The number of shares of Common Stock reserved for issuance has been increased since 2005 to a total of 2,710,518 as of the date of this filing, pursuant to a series of amendments to the 2005 Plan approved by our shareholders.  If any shares of Common Stock subject to awards granted under the 2005 Plan are canceled, those shares will be available for future awards under the 2005 Plan.  The 2005 Plan expires in May 2015, and awards granted under the 2005 Plan may include: nonqualified stock options, incentive stock options, restricted stock, restricted stock units, stock appreciation rights, performance units and stock-reference awards.  Prior to May 2008, all stock option grants had a five year term.  The fair value of these stock option grants is amortized to expense over the vesting period, generally five years for employees and one year for the Board of Directors.  In May 2008, our Board of Directors approved a 10 year term for all future stock option grants, with vesting periods of five years and one year for employees and Board of Director members, respectively.

 

Restricted share activity for the three months ended March 31, 2012 was as follows:

 

 

 

Plan Restricted Shares

 

 

 

Number of 
Shares

 

Weighted
Average Grant
Date Fair Value
Per Share

 

Balance, December 31, 2011

 

405,667

 

$

3.62

 

Granted

 

4,197

 

4.05

 

Vested

 

 

 

Forfeited

 

 

 

Balance, March 31, 2012

 

409,864

 

$

3.63

 

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2012 and March 26, 2011, the total share-based compensation expense from restricted stock recognized in the financial statements was $157,052 and $108,393 respectively, which reduced income from operations accordingly.  There were no share-based compensation costs which were capitalized.  As of March 31, 2012 and March 26, 2011 the total unrecognized costs related to non-vested restricted stock awards granted was $706,824 and $588,158 respectively.  This expected compensation expense does not reflect any new awards, or modifications to existing awards, that could occur in the future.  All restricted stock awards vest three years from the date of grant for employees, and one year for Board of Directors.  Share-based compensation expense related to restricted stock awards is recognized on the straight-line method over the requisite vesting period, and the related share-based compensation expense is included in selling, general and administrative expenses.

 

The following table summarizes stock option activity during the quarter ended March 31, 2012:

 

 

 

Plan Options

 

 

 

Options
Outstanding

 

Weighted
Average
Exercise Price

 

Balance, December 31, 2011

 

1,786,500

 

$

2.52

 

Granted

 

 

 

Forfeited

 

(18,500

)

2.62

 

Cancelled

 

 

 

Exercised

 

(119,500

)

2.58

 

Balance, March 31, 2012

 

1,648,500

 

$

2.52

 

 

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During the three months ended March 31, 2012 and March 26, 2011, the total share-based compensation expense from stock options recognized in the financial statements was $65,305 and $51,345 respectively, which reduced income from operations accordingly.  There were no share-based compensation costs which were capitalized.  As of March 31, 2012 and March 26, 2011 the total unrecognized costs related to non-vested stock option awards granted was $611,236 and $537,670 respectively.  We expect to recognize such costs in the financial statements over a weighted average period of 1.7 years.  This expected compensation expense does not reflect any new awards, or modifications to existing awards, that could occur in the future.  Generally, we issue new shares upon the exercise of stock options, as opposed to reissuing treasury shares.

 

The intrinsic value related to total stock options outstanding was $4,029,230 as of March 31, 2012 and $3,062,865 as of March 26, 2011.  The intrinsic value related to vested stock options outstanding was $2,652,306 as of March 31, 2012 and $1,825,212 as of March 26, 2011.  The aggregate intrinsic value is based on the exercise price and our closing stock price of $4.96 as of March 31, 2012 and $3.89 as of March 26, 2011.

 

Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities

 

The Company’s Board of Directors approved a stock re-purchase program that was publically announced on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on June 21, 2011 whereby up to $3 million of common stock could be purchased from time to time at the discretion of management (the “2011 program”).  Repurchased shares under such a program are generally held as treasury stock and are available for general corporate purposes unless and until such shares are retired by the Board.  The 2011 program expires on June 20, 2012.  No shares have been repurchased under the 2011 program through the date of this filing.  We continue to evaluate our share repurchase opportunities.

 

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

 

This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, including all documents incorporated by reference, includes “forward-looking” statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and Inventure Foods, Inc. desires to take advantage of the “safe harbor” provisions thereof.  Therefore, we are including this statement for the express purpose of availing itself of the protections of the safe harbor with respect to all of such forward-looking statements. In this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, the words “anticipates,” “believes,” “expects,” “intends,” “estimates,” “projects,” “will likely result,” “will continue,” “future” and similar terms and expressions identify forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q reflect our current views with respect to future events and financial performance. These forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including without limitation general economic conditions, increases in cost or availability of ingredients, packaging, energy and employees, price competition and industry consolidation, ability to execute strategic initiatives, product recalls or safety concerns, disruptions of supply chain or information technology systems, customer acceptance of new products and changes in consumer preferences, food industry and regulatory factors, interest rate risks, dependence upon major customers, dependence upon existing and future license agreements, the possibility that we will need additional financing due to future operating losses or in order to implement our business strategy, acquisition-related risks, volatility of the market price of the our common stock, par value $.01 per share, and those other risks and uncertainties discussed herein, that could cause actual results to differ materially from historical results or those anticipated.  In light of these risks and uncertainties, there can be no assurance that the forward-looking information contained in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q will in fact transpire or prove to be accurate.  Readers are cautioned to consider the specific risk factors described herein and in “Risk Factors” in the our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011 and not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements contained herein, which speak only as of the date hereof.  We undertake no obligation to update or publicly revise any forward-looking statement whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.  All subsequent written or oral forward-looking statements attributable to the Company or persons acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by this paragraph.

 

Results of Operations

 

Our operations consist of two reportable segments:  snack products and frozen products.  The snack products segment includes manufactured potato chips, kettle chips, potato crisps, potato skins, pellet snacks and extruded product for sale primarily to snack food distributors and retailers.  This segment includes a limited number of snack food products purchased and sold through our local distribution network in Arizona.  The frozen product segment produces frozen fruit products, such as berries and smoothies, for sale primarily to groceries, club stores and mass merchandisers.

 

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Quarter ended March 31, 2012 compared to the quarter ended March 26, 2011

 

 

 

2012

 

2011

 

Difference

 

(dollars in millions)

 

$

 

% of Rev

 

$

 

% of Rev

 

$

 

%

 

Net revenues

 

$

47.0

 

100.0

%

$

36.6

 

100.0

%

$

10.4

 

28.3

%

Cost of revenues

 

37.7

 

80.2

 

28.7

 

78.4

 

9.0

 

31.2

 

Gross profit

 

9.3

 

19.8

 

7.9

 

21.6

 

1.4

 

17.8

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

6.5

 

13.8

 

5.5

 

15.0

 

1.0

 

18.0

 

Operating income

 

2.8

 

6.0

 

2.4

 

6.6

 

0.4

 

17.5

 

Interest expense, net

 

0.2

 

0.5

 

0.2

 

0.6

 

0.0

 

5.3

 

Income before income taxes

 

2.6

 

5.5

 

2.2

 

6.0

 

0.4

 

18.7

 

Income tax provision

 

0.9

 

1.9

 

0.8

 

2.2

 

0.0

 

12.0

 

Net income

 

$

1.7

 

3.6

%

$

1.4

 

3.8

%

$

0.3

 

22.4

%

 

Net revenues increased 28.4%, or $10.4 million, to $47.0 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2012 compared with net revenues of $36.6 million for the first quarter in 2011.  Snack segment net revenues were $24.2 million, up $2.5 million and 11.3% from prior year.  Snack segment growth was driven by an increase of 18.0% for T.G.I. Fridays® primarily due to new distribution and an increase of 13.1% for Boulder Canyon™ as a result of category growth, new distribution, success of new items and investment in marketing and people to support the brand.  Total snack segment pounds sold were up 12.6% for the quarter.  Frozen segment net revenues were $22.8 million, an increase of $7.9 million or 53.1%.  The frozen segment revenue increase was a result of strong volume growth in both existing and new customers and the successful launch of our Jamba® All Natural Smoothies make-at-home kits.  Excluding Jamba® sales, the frozen segment was up 50.7% driven by competitive pricing against other berry segments, continued category growth and new distribution.  Total frozen segment pounds sold were up 45.2% for the quarter.

 

Gross profit for 2012 increased $1.4 million or 17.8% to $9.3 million, but decreased as a percentage of net revenues to 19.9% for the quarter ended March 31, 2012 as compared to 21.6% in the first quarter of 2011.  Snack segment gross profit of $5.1 million increased $0.7 million or 16.4% and increased as a percentage of net revenues to 21.0% as compared to 20.1% in 2011.  The increase in snack gross profit dollars was primarily driven by strong volume growth of more profitable brands and channels, increased efficiencies at our Goodyear facility as a result of our recent capital improvements and a 17% increase in pounds driven through the Bluffton facility.  The frozen segment gross profit of $4.2 million increased $0.7 million or 19.6%, but decreased as a percentage of net revenues to 18.6% from 23.9%.  The decrease in gross profit dollars for the frozen segment was attributable to a $1.1 million increase in above-the-line spending to support our Jamba® growth, and our need to source additional higher cost berries to support our increased sales volume.

 

Selling, general and administrative (“SG&A”) expenses were $6.5 million or 13.8% of net revenues for the quarter ended March 31, 2012, an increase of $1.0 million, but down 120 basis points from 15.0% of net revenue compared to the first quarter of 2011.  The increase in SG&A expense was largely due to higher variable broker commissions on increased sales volume, as well as continued investments in Jamba® and Boulder Canyon™ including increased marketing and sampling expenses.

 

The income tax provision of $0.9 million compared to $0.8 million in the prior year.  Our effective income tax expense rate was 34.1% in the first quarter of 2012 compared to 36.2% in the first quarter of 2011.  The change in the effective rate is due to slightly larger benefits of the domestic production activity deductions, research credits, and other items, with a further benefit of lesser tax-effected equity compensation costs.

 

Net income for the quarter ended March 31, 2012 was $1.7 million, representing a $0.3 million or 22.4% increase when compared to $1.4 million for the prior year quarter as a result of the factors discussed above.  The net income for the first quarter of 2012 equated to $0.09 per basic share and diluted share, compared with $0.08 per basic and diluted share in the first quarter of 2011.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

Liquidity represents the our ability to generate sufficient cash flows from operating activities to satisfy obligations as well as our ability to obtain appropriate financing.  Therefore, liquidity cannot be considered separately from capital resources that consist primarily of current and potentially available funds for use in achieving our objectives.  Currently, our liquidity needs arise primarily from working capital requirements, capital expenditures, and debt repayment.  Sufficient liquidity is expected to be available to enable us to meet these demands.  Net working capital was $21.4 million (a current ratio of 1.8:1) and $22.9 million (a current ratio of 1.8:1) at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively.

 

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Operating Cash Flows

 

Net cash provided by operating activities was $4.8 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2012 and $4.1 million for the quarter ended March 26, 2011.  The overall $0.7 million increase was primarily a result of cash provided by inventories of $3.7 million in the first quarter of 2012 compared to cash used to build inventory of $0.3 million in the same period in 2011.  The $3.9 million year over year decrease in inventory was the primary driver of the $4.4 million year over year decrease in accounts payable and accrued liabilities.  Our net revenue growth resulted in increases in accounts receivable of $1.9 million in the first quarter of 2012 compared to $1.8 million in the first quarter of 2011.

 

Investing Cash Flows

 

Net cash used in investing activities, all representing capital expenditures, was $1.7 million in the first quarter of 2012 compared to $2.5 million in the first quarter of 2011.  Capital expenditures of $1.7 million in 2012 relate to the purchase of manufacturing equipment of $1.3 million, primarily at the Lynden facility.  Capital expenditures of $2.5 million in 2011 relate to building improvements of $2.0 million, primarily at our Goodyear facility, and the purchase of manufacturing equipment of $0.5 million, mostly new packaging equipment.  During the full year 2012, we plan to spend $6.6 million in capital expenditures, primarily at our manufacturing facilities.  Capital expenditures are funded primarily by net cash flow from operating activities, cash on hand, and available credit from our credit facility.

 

Financing Cash Flows

 

Net cash used in financing activities for the first quarter of 2012 was $3.0 million compared to $1.7 million in the first quarter of 2011.  The $1.3 million increase in net cash used in financing activities was a result of repayments of $1.1 million more on our revolving line of credit year over year.  The reduction of borrowings on our credit facility is due to additional cash generated from operations.

 

Debt and Capital Resources

 

At March 31, 2012, there was $7.6 million of borrowing availability under the revolving line of credit in our Loan Agreement with U.S. Bank.  As is customary in such financings, U.S. Bank may terminate its commitments and accelerate the repayment of amounts outstanding and exercise other remedies upon the occurrence of an event of default (as defined in the Loan Agreement), subject, in certain instances, to the expiration of an applicable cure period.  The agreement requires us to maintain compliance with certain financial covenants, including a minimum tangible net worth, a minimum fixed charge coverage ratio and a leverage ratio.  At March 31, 2012, we were in compliance with all of the financial covenants.  See Footnote 5 to our Financial Statements “Long-Term Debt”

 

Outlook

 

We believe that our current financing arrangement with U.S. Bank will provide adequate ability to finance future capital expenditures.  During the full year 2012, we plan to spend $6.6 million in capital expenditures, funded through working capital and various purchase or leasing arrangements.  Additionally, on July 1, 2012 we plan to pay down the remaining balance of $1.3 million on the maturing mortgage loan on the Goodyear facility, funded with working capital.  Our plans are not expected to materially affect our financial ratios or liquidity.  In connection with the implementation of the our business strategy, we may incur operating losses in the future and may require future debt or equity financings (particularly in connection with future strategic acquisitions, new brand introductions or capital expenditures).  Expenditures relating to acquisition-related integration costs, market and territory expansion and new product development and introduction may adversely affect promotional and operating expenses and consequently may adversely affect operating and net income.  These types of expenditures are expensed for accounting purposes as incurred, while revenue generated from the result of such expansion or new products may benefit future periods.  Management believes that we will generate positive cash flow from operations during the next twelve months, which, along with our existing working capital and borrowing facilities, will enable us to meet our operating cash requirements for the next twelve months.  The belief is based on current operating plans and certain assumptions, including those relating to our future revenue levels and expenditures, industry and general economic conditions and other conditions.  For instance, if current general economic conditions continue or worsen, we believe that our sales forecasts may prove to be less reliable than they have in the past as consumers may change their buying habits with respect to snack food products.  Unexpected price increases for commodities used in our snack products, or adverse weather conditions affecting our Rader Farms crop yield could also impact our financial condition.  If any of these factors change, we may require future debt or equity financings to meet our business requirements.  Any required financings may not be available or, if available, may not be on terms attractive to us.

 

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Interest Rate Swaps

 

See Footnote 5 “Long-Term Debt” in the Company’s “Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements” for detail regarding our interest rate swaps.

 

Contractual Obligations

 

Our future contractual obligations consist principally of long-term debt, operating leases, minimum commitments regarding third party warehouse operations services, remaining minimum royalty payments due licensors pursuant to brand licensing agreements and severance charges to terminated executives.  As of March 31, 2012 there have been no material changes to our contractual obligations since our December 31, 2011 fiscal year end, other than scheduled payments.

 

Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

 

There have been no significant changes to our critical accounting policies and estimates since the filing of our Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011.

 

Item 3.  Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk

 

This information has been omitted pursuant to Item 305(e) of Regulation S-K, promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

 

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 management, including the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures.  Based upon that evaluation, the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures are effective for the purpose of providing reasonable assurance that the information required to be disclosed in the reports we file or submit under the Exchange Act of 1934 (1) is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms and (2) is accumulated and communicated to our management, including the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosures.

 

No change occurred in our internal controls over financial reporting during our most recent fiscal quarter that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

 

Part II.       Other Information

 

Item 1.         Legal Proceedings

 

For a discussion of legal proceedings, see Footnote 6 “Commitments and Contingencies” in the Company’s “Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.”  We are periodically a party to various lawsuits arising in the ordinary course of business.  Management believes, based on discussions with legal counsel, that the resolution of any such lawsuits, individually and in the aggregate, will not have a material adverse effect on the financial statements taken as a whole.

 

Item 1A. Risk Factors

 

During the quarter ended March 31, 2012, there were no material changes from the risk factors as previously disclosed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011.

 

Item 2.         Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

 

None.

 

Item 3.         Defaults Upon Senior Securities

 

None.

 

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Item 5.         Other Information

 

None.

 

Item 6.         Exhibits

 

(a)                     Exhibits (unless otherwise noted, exhibits are filed herewith).

 

31.1 —        Certification of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) or Rule 15(d)-14(a).

 

31.2 —        Certification of Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) or Rule 15(d)-14(a).

 

32.1 —        Certification of Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14(b) and 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

 

101 —           Interactive data files pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T. In accordance with Rule 406T of Regulation S-T, the information in this exhibit shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Exchange Act, or otherwise subject to liability under that section, and shall not be incorporated by reference into any registration statement or other document filed under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of Section 13 or 15(d) 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.

 

Dated:

May 9, 2012

 

INVENTURE FOODS, INC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Terry McDaniel

 

 

Terry McDaniel

 

 

Chief Executive Officer

 

 

(Principal Executive Officer)

 

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