10-Q

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 10-Q

 

 

 

x QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTIONS 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the quarterly period ended January 31, 2014

or

 

¨ 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 1-5111

 

 

THE J. M. SMUCKER COMPANY

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Ohio   34-0538550

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

One Strawberry Lane  
Orrville, Ohio   44667-0280
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (330) 682-3000

N/A

(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)

 

 

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 at least the past 90 days.    Yes  x    No  ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).    Yes  x    No  ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):

 

Large accelerated filer   x    Accelerated filer   ¨
Non-accelerated filer   ¨  (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)    Smaller Reporting Company   ¨

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

The Company had 103,688,935 common shares outstanding on February 26, 2014.

The Exhibit Index is located at Page No. 39

 

 

 


PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1. Financial Statements.

THE J. M. SMUCKER COMPANY

CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CONSOLIDATED INCOME

(Unaudited)

 

     Three Months Ended     Nine Months Ended  
     January 31,     January 31,  

(Dollars in millions, except per share data)

   2014     2013     2014     2013  

Net sales

   $ 1,465.5      $ 1,559.6      $ 4,376.3      $ 4,558.0   

Cost of products sold

     917.4        1,022.2        2,778.9        3,002.5   

Cost of products sold – restructuring and merger and integration

     2.9        1.2        6.7        7.6   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Gross Profit

     545.2        536.2        1,590.7        1,547.9   

Selling, distribution, and administrative expenses

     250.3        251.0        770.8        740.4   

Amortization

     24.9        24.2        74.1        72.6   

Other restructuring and merger and integration costs

     7.1        6.8        19.8        35.5   

Other special project costs

     —          —          —          6.7   

Other operating income – net

     (0.6     (4.1     (1.6     (3.7
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating Income

     263.5        258.3        727.6        696.4   

Interest expense – net

     (18.4     (23.8     (62.7     (71.3

Other income (expense) – net

     1.4        (0.5     1.1        0.4   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income Before Income Taxes

     246.5        234.0        666.0        625.5   

Income taxes

     79.8        79.8        219.3        211.6   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net Income

   $ 166.7      $ 154.2      $ 446.7      $ 413.9   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Earnings per common share:

        

Net Income

   $ 1.59      $ 1.42      $ 4.24      $ 3.78   

Net Income – Assuming Dilution

   $ 1.59      $ 1.42      $ 4.24      $ 3.78   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Dividends Declared per Common Share

   $ 0.58      $ 0.52      $ 1.74      $ 1.56   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

See notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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THE J. M. SMUCKER COMPANY

CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CONSOLIDATED COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(Unaudited)

 

     Three Months Ended January 31,     Nine Months Ended January 31,  

(Dollars in millions)

   2014     2013     2014     2013  

Net income

   $ 166.7      $ 154.2      $ 446.7      $ 413.9   

Other comprehensive (loss) income:

        

Foreign currency translation adjustments

     (20.0     1.0        (30.6     (2.5

Cash flow hedging derivative activity, net of tax

     6.5        2.6        8.1        5.1   

Pension and other postretirement benefit plans activity, net of tax

     1.7        1.9        4.2        6.1   

Available-for-sale securities activity, net of tax

     0.5        (0.2     0.6        0.4   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Other Comprehensive (Loss) Income

     (11.3     5.3        (17.7     9.1   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Comprehensive Income

   $ 155.4      $ 159.5      $ 429.0      $ 423.0   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

See notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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THE J. M. SMUCKER COMPANY

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited)

 

     January 31, 2014     April 30, 2013  

(Dollars in millions)

            

ASSETS

    

Current Assets

    

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 168.6      $ 256.4   

Trade receivables, less allowance for doubtful accounts

     365.2        313.7   

Inventories:

    

Finished products

     546.8        618.9   

Raw materials

     318.0        326.6   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 
     864.8        945.5   

Other current assets

     109.5        79.6   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Current Assets

     1,508.1        1,595.2   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Property, Plant, and Equipment

    

Land and land improvements

     104.0        98.5   

Buildings and fixtures

     512.7        494.4   

Machinery and equipment

     1,351.5        1,267.5   

Construction in progress

     106.3        124.9   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 
     2,074.5        1,985.3   

Accumulated depreciation

     (889.2     (842.8
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Property, Plant, and Equipment

     1,185.3        1,142.5   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Other Noncurrent Assets

    

Goodwill

     3,096.6        3,052.9   

Other intangible assets – net

     3,048.5        3,089.4   

Other noncurrent assets

     150.5        151.8   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Other Noncurrent Assets

     6,295.6        6,294.1   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Assets

   $ 8,989.0      $ 9,031.8   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

    

Current Liabilities

    

Accounts payable

   $ 220.2      $ 285.8   

Accrued trade marketing and merchandising

     55.3        57.4   

Current portion of long-term debt

     150.0        50.0   

Other current liabilities

     182.8        203.6   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Current Liabilities

     608.3        596.8   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Noncurrent Liabilities

    

Long-term debt

     1,879.4        1,967.8   

Deferred income taxes

     1,004.4        987.2   

Other noncurrent liabilities

     292.1        331.2   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Noncurrent Liabilities

     3,175.9        3,286.2   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Liabilities

     3,784.2        3,883.0   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Shareholders’ Equity

    

Common shares

     26.1        26.6   

Additional capital

     4,073.0        4,125.1   

Retained income

     1,201.0        1,075.5   

Amount due from ESOP Trust

     (1.0     (1.8

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

     (94.3     (76.6
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Shareholders’ Equity

     5,204.8        5,148.8   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity

   $ 8,989.0      $ 9,031.8   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

See notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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THE J. M. SMUCKER COMPANY

CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CONSOLIDATED CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

 

     Nine Months Ended January 31,  
(Dollars in millions)    2014     2013  

Operating Activities

    

Net income

   $ 446.7      $ 413.9   

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

    

Depreciation

     112.9        107.8   

Depreciation – restructuring and merger and integration

     4.3        7.2   

Amortization

     74.1        72.6   

Share-based compensation expense

     18.0        15.8   

Loss on sale of assets – net

     1.7        3.4   

Changes in assets and liabilities, net of effect from businesses acquired:

    

Trade receivables

     (50.4     (13.0

Inventories

     80.3        82.9   

Accounts payable and accrued items

     (73.1     2.0   

Defined benefit pension contributions

     (6.3     (30.5

Accrued and prepaid taxes

     (18.1     (6.8

Other – net

     (1.0     28.3   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities

     589.1        683.6   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Investing Activities

    

Businesses acquired, net of cash acquired

     (101.8     —     

Additions to property, plant, and equipment

     (148.9     (146.5

Proceeds from disposal of property, plant, and equipment

     1.8        3.1   

Other – net

     (8.3     17.2   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net Cash Used for Investing Activities

     (257.2     (126.2
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Financing Activities

    

Quarterly dividends paid

     (177.4     (166.5

Purchase of treasury shares

     (227.0     (175.5

Proceeds from stock option exercises

     0.4        1.9   

Other – net

     (1.2     (7.1
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net Cash Used for Financing Activities

     (405.2     (347.2

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash

     (14.5     (1.1
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents

     (87.8     209.1   

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

     256.4        229.7   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash and Cash Equivalents at End of Period

   $ 168.6      $ 438.8   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

(    ) Denotes use of cash

See notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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THE J. M. SMUCKER COMPANY

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Dollars in millions, unless otherwise noted, except per share data)

Note 1: Basis of Presentation

The unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements of The J. M. Smucker Company (“Company,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) have been prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles for interim financial information and with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 10 of Regulation S-X. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and notes required by U.S. generally accepted accounting principles for complete financial statements. In the opinion of management, all adjustments of a normal recurring nature considered necessary for a fair presentation have been included.

Operating results for the nine-month period ended January 31, 2014, are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the year ending April 30, 2014. For further information, reference is made to the consolidated financial statements and notes included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended April 30, 2013.

Note 2: Recently Issued Accounting Standards

In July 2012, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2012-02, Intangibles – Goodwill and Other (Topic 350): Testing Indefinite-Lived Intangible Assets for Impairment. ASU 2012-02 simplifies the guidance for testing impairment of indefinite-lived intangible assets by allowing the option to perform a qualitative test to assess the likelihood that the estimated fair value is less than the carrying amount. The adoption of ASU 2012-02 will not change the process for our February 1, 2014 annual impairment test and will not impact the financial statements or related disclosure.

Note 3: Acquisitions

During the second quarter, we completed two acquisitions for aggregate net cash consideration of $101.8, net of a working capital adjustment. Enray Inc. (“Enray”), a leading manufacturer and marketer of premium organic, gluten-free ancient grain products, was acquired on August 20, 2013. Silocaf of New Orleans, Inc. (“Silocaf”), a strategic investment related to our green coffee supply chain, was acquired on September 5, 2013.

The purchase price for each business acquired was allocated to the underlying assets acquired and liabilities assumed based upon their estimated fair values at the date of acquisition. The purchase price allocations include total intangible assets of $37.6 for both Enray and Silocaf. To the extent the purchase price exceeded the estimated fair value of the net identifiable tangible and intangible assets acquired, the excess was allocated to goodwill. Preliminary valuations resulted in Enray goodwill of $29.0, which was assigned to the International, Foodservice, and Natural Foods segment, and Silocaf goodwill of $22.7, which was assigned to the U.S. Retail Coffee segment, as detailed below.

 

     U.S. Retail
Coffee
     U.S. Retail
Consumer
Foods
    International,
Foodservice,
and Natural
Foods
    Total  

Balance at May 1, 2012

   $ 1,720.3       $ 1,035.2      $ 299.1      $ 3,054.6   

Other

     —           (0.6     (1.1     (1.7
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balance at April 30, 2013

   $ 1,720.3       $ 1,034.6      $ 298.0      $ 3,052.9   

Acquisitions

     22.7         —          29.0        51.7   

Other

     0.1         (2.8     (5.3     (8.0
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balance at January 31, 2014

   $ 1,743.1       $ 1,031.8      $ 321.7      $ 3,096.6   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

The other amounts represent foreign currency exchange.

 

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The results of operations for both of the acquired businesses are included in the condensed consolidated financial statements from the date of the transaction and did not have a material impact on the quarter ended January 31, 2014, nor expected to materially affect results of operations for the year ending April 30, 2014.

Note 4: Restructuring

During 2010, we announced plans to restructure our coffee and fruit spreads operations as part of our ongoing efforts to enhance the long-term strength and profitability of our leading brands. Subsequent to 2010, we expanded our restructuring plans to include the Canadian pickle and condiments operations and the capacity expansion of our peanut and other nut butter businesses. During the third quarter of 2014, we decided to maintain natural peanut butter production at the New Bethlehem, Pennsylvania facility and continue utilizing third-party manufacturers for the production of our specialty nut butters. With the exception of natural peanut butter, the Memphis, Tennessee facility conversion to a peanut butter plant remains as planned. We expect to incur restructuring costs of approximately $265.0 for all of our restructuring plans, of which $244.7 has been incurred through January 31, 2014. The majority of the remaining costs are anticipated to be recognized through 2015.

Upon completion, the overall restructuring plan will result in a reduction of approximately 850 full-time positions. As of January 31, 2014, approximately 90 percent of the 850 full-time positions have been reduced and the impacted facilities have been closed, with the exception of the Ste. Marie, Quebec facility, which is anticipated to close in the fourth quarter of 2014.

The following table summarizes the restructuring activity, including the liabilities recorded and the total amount expected to be incurred.

 

     Long-Lived
Asset
Charges
    Employee
Separation
    Site Preparation
and Equipment
Relocation
    Production
Start-up
    Other Costs     Total  

Total expected restructuring charge

   $ 102.8      $ 64.2      $ 45.6      $ 42.2      $ 10.2      $ 265.0   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balance at May 1, 2012

   $ —        $ 8.8      $ —        $ —        $ —        $ 8.8   

Charge to expense

     8.2        3.4        13.4        10.8        3.0        38.8   

Cash payments

     —          (4.5     (13.4     (10.8     (3.0     (31.7

Noncash utilization

     (8.2     —          —          —          —          (8.2
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balance at April 30, 2013

   $ —        $ 7.7      $ —        $ —        $ —        $ 7.7   

Charge to expense

     2.7        2.6        5.5        5.5        0.8        17.1   

Cash payments

     —          (6.1     (5.5     (5.5     (0.8     (17.9

Noncash utilization

     (2.7     (0.2     —          —          —          (2.9
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balance at January 31, 2014

   $ —        $ 4.0      $ —        $ —        $ —        $ 4.0   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Remaining expected restructuring charge

   $ 0.2      $ 0.7      $ 7.1      $ 10.1      $ 2.2      $ 20.3   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

In the three and nine months ended January 31, 2014, total restructuring charges of $5.1 and $17.1, respectively, were reported in the Condensed Statements of Consolidated Income. Of the total restructuring charges, $1.6 and $5.1 were reported in cost of products sold in the three and nine months ended January 31, 2014, respectively, while the remaining charges were reported in other restructuring and merger and integration costs. In the three and nine months ended January 31, 2013, total restructuring charges of $5.4 and $30.1, respectively, were reported in the Condensed Statements of Consolidated Income. Of the total restructuring charges, $0.8 and $6.4 were reported in cost of products sold in the three and nine months ended January 31, 2013, respectively, while the remaining charges were reported in other restructuring and merger and integration costs. The restructuring costs classified as cost of products sold include plant start-up costs at the new facilities and long-lived asset charges for accelerated depreciation related to property, plant, and equipment that had been used at the affected production facilities prior to closure.

Employee separation costs include severance, retention bonuses, and pension costs. Severance costs and retention bonuses are recognized over the estimated future service period of the affected employees. The obligation related to employee separation costs is included in other current liabilities in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets.

 

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Other costs include professional fees, costs related to closing the facilities, and miscellaneous expenditures associated with the restructuring initiative and are expensed as incurred.

Note 5: Common Shares

The following table sets forth common share information.

 

     January 31, 2014      April 30, 2013  

Common shares authorized

     300,000,000         150,000,000   

Common shares outstanding

     104,544,135         106,486,935   

Treasury shares

     24,061,030         22,118,230   

We repurchased 2.1 million common shares for $213.6 during the nine months ended January 31, 2014, and 4.0 million common shares for $359.4 through April 30, 2013. As of January 31, 2014, we had approximately 2.9 million common shares remaining available for repurchase under our Board of Directors’ most recent authorization.

During the second quarter of 2014, our shareholders approved an amendment to our Amended Articles of Incorporation to increase the number of common shares authorized for issuance by the Company from 150.0 million common shares to 300.0 million common shares.

Note 6: Reportable Segments

We operate in one industry: the manufacturing and marketing of food products. We have three reportable segments: U.S. Retail Coffee, U.S. Retail Consumer Foods, and International, Foodservice, and Natural Foods. The U.S. Retail Coffee segment primarily represents the domestic sales of Folgers®, Dunkin’ Donuts®, Millstone®, Café Bustelo®, and Café Pilon® branded coffee; the U.S. Retail Consumer Foods segment primarily includes domestic sales of Jif ®, Smucker’s®, Pillsbury®, Crisco®, Martha White®, Hungry Jack®, and Eagle Brand® branded products; and the International, Foodservice, and Natural Foods segment is comprised of products distributed domestically and in foreign countries through retail channels, foodservice distributors and operators (e.g., restaurants, lodging, schools and universities, health care operators), and natural foods stores and distributors.

Segment profit represents net sales, less direct and allocable operating expenses, and is consistent with the way in which we manage our segments. However, we do not represent that the segments, if operated independently, would report operating profit equal to the segment profit set forth below, as segment profit excludes certain operating expenses such as corporate administrative expenses.

 

     Three Months Ended
January 31,
    Nine Months Ended
January 31,
 
     2014     2013     2014     2013  

Net sales:

        

U.S. Retail Coffee

   $ 578.9      $ 627.7      $ 1,688.2      $ 1,771.0   

U.S. Retail Consumer Foods

     557.8        581.3        1,706.8        1,729.0   

International, Foodservice, and Natural Foods

     328.8        350.6        981.3        1,058.0   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total net sales

   $ 1,465.5      $ 1,559.6      $ 4,376.3      $ 4,558.0   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Segment profit:

        

U.S. Retail Coffee

   $ 182.3      $ 175.2      $ 508.9      $ 459.8   

U.S. Retail Consumer Foods

     105.6        106.2        301.2        325.1   

International, Foodservice, and Natural Foods

     44.8        49.8        135.6        148.7   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total segment profit

   $ 332.7      $ 331.2      $ 945.7      $ 933.6   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Interest expense – net

     (18.4     (23.8     (62.7     (71.3

Cost of products sold – restructuring and merger and integration

     (2.9     (1.2     (6.7     (7.6

Other restructuring and merger and integration costs

     (7.1     (6.8     (19.8     (35.5

Other special project costs

     —          —          —          (6.7

Corporate administrative expenses

     (59.2     (64.9     (191.6     (187.4

Other income (expense) – net

     1.4        (0.5     1.1        0.4   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income before income taxes

   $ 246.5      $ 234.0      $ 666.0      $ 625.5   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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Note 7: Debt and Financing Arrangements

Long-term debt consists of the following:

 

     January 31, 2014      April 30, 2013  

4.78% Senior Notes due June 1, 2014

   $ 100.0       $ 100.0   

6.12% Senior Notes due November 1, 2015

     24.0         24.0   

6.63% Senior Notes due November 1, 2018

     392.8         395.0   

3.50% Senior Notes due October 15, 2021

     762.6         748.8   

5.55% Senior Notes due April 1, 2022

     350.0         350.0   

4.50% Senior Notes due June 1, 2025

     400.0         400.0   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total long-term debt

   $ 2,029.4       $ 2,017.8   

Current portion of long-term debt

     150.0         50.0   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total long-term debt, less current portion

   $ 1,879.4       $ 1,967.8   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

The 3.50 percent Senior Notes were issued in a public offering and the remaining Senior Notes were privately placed. The Senior Notes are unsecured and interest is paid semiannually. Scheduled payments are required on the 5.55 percent Senior Notes, of which $50.0 is due on April 1, 2014, and on the 4.50 percent Senior Notes, the first of which is $100.0 due on June 1, 2020. The $100.0 balance of the 4.78 percent Senior Notes is due on June 1, 2014. We may prepay at any time all or part of the Senior Notes at 100 percent of the principal amount thereof, together with accrued and unpaid interest, and any applicable make-whole amount.

Interest paid totaled $22.6 and $22.1 for the three months ended January 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively, and $67.8 and $71.0 for the nine months ended January 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively. This differs from interest expense due to the timing of payments, amortization of fair value adjustments, effect of interest rate swap, amortization of debt issue costs, and interest capitalized.

In the second quarter of 2014, we entered into an interest rate swap, with a notional amount of $750.0, on the 3.50 percent Senior Notes due October 15, 2021, converting the Senior Notes from a fixed to a variable rate basis. The interest rate swap was designated as a fair value hedge of the underlying debt obligation. At January 31, 2014, a net gain from changes in the fair value of the interest rate swap of $13.7 was recognized in interest expense with a corresponding offset due to changes in the fair value of the hedged underlying debt, resulting in no net impact to interest expense. For additional information, see Note 11: Derivative Financial Instruments.

On September 6, 2013, we entered into an amended and restated credit agreement with a group of eleven banks. The credit facility, which amended and restated our $1.0 billion credit agreement dated as of July 29, 2011, provides for a revolving credit line of $1.5 billion and extends the maturity to September 6, 2018. Borrowings under the revolving credit facility bear interest based on the prevailing U.S. Prime Rate, Canadian Base Rate, London Interbank Offered Rate (“LIBOR”), or Canadian Dealer Offered Rate, based on our election. Interest is payable either on a quarterly basis or at the end of the borrowing term. The $207.0 balance outstanding under the revolving credit facility at October 31, 2013, was paid during the third quarter and at January 31, 2014, we did not have a balance outstanding under the revolving credit facility.

Our debt instruments contain certain financial covenant restrictions including consolidated net worth, a leverage ratio, and an interest coverage ratio. We are in compliance with all covenants.

 

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Note 8: Earnings per Share

The following table sets forth the computation of net income per common share and net income per common share – assuming dilution under the two-class method.

 

    Three Months Ended January 31,     Nine Months Ended January 31,  
    2014     2013     2014     2013  

Net income

  $ 166.7      $ 154.2      $ 446.7      $ 413.9   

Net income allocated to participating securities

    1.2        1.4        3.5        3.6   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income allocated to common stockholders

  $ 165.5      $ 152.8      $ 443.2      $ 410.3   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Weighted-average common shares outstanding

    103,980,819        107,528,722        104,456,496        108,405,604   

Dilutive effect of stock options

    13,623        19,655        15,210        25,263   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Weighted-average common shares outstanding – assuming dilution

    103,994,442        107,548,377        104,471,706        108,430,867   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income per common share

  $ 1.59      $ 1.42      $ 4.24      $ 3.78   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income per common share – assuming dilution

  $ 1.59      $ 1.42      $ 4.24      $ 3.78   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Note 9: Pensions and Other Postretirement Benefits

The components of our net periodic benefit cost for defined benefit pension and other postretirement benefit plans are shown below.

 

     Three Months Ended January 31,  
     Defined Benefit Pension Plans     Other Postretirement Benefits  
     2014     2013     2014     2013  

Service cost

   $ 2.2      $ 2.2      $ 0.6      $ 0.6   

Interest cost

     5.4        6.0        0.6        0.8   

Expected return on plan assets

     (6.3     (6.4     —          —     

Recognized net actuarial loss

     3.3        3.3        —          —     

Other

     0.3        0.3        (0.3     (0.1
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net periodic benefit cost

   $ 4.9      $ 5.4      $ 0.9      $ 1.3   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
     Nine Months Ended January 31,  
     Defined Benefit Pension Plans     Other Postretirement Benefits  
     2014     2013     2014     2013  

Service cost

   $ 6.6      $ 6.8      $ 1.7      $ 1.8   

Interest cost

     16.4        18.0        1.7        2.3   

Expected return on plan assets

     (19.1     (19.0     —          —     

Recognized net actuarial loss

     9.9        9.9        —          —     

Settlement loss

     —          6.7        —          —     

Other

     0.9        0.8        (0.8     (0.2
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net periodic benefit cost

   $ 14.7      $ 23.2      $ 2.6      $ 3.9   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Note 10: Contingencies

We, like other food manufacturers, are from time to time subject to various administrative, regulatory, and other legal proceedings arising in the ordinary course of business. We are currently a defendant in a variety of such legal proceedings. We cannot predict with certainty the ultimate results of these proceedings or reasonably determine a range of potential loss. Our policy is to accrue costs for contingent liabilities when such liabilities are probable and amounts can be reasonably estimated. Based on the information known to date, we do not believe the final outcome of these proceedings will have a material adverse effect on our financial position, results of operations, or cash flows.

Note 11: Derivative Financial Instruments

We are exposed to market risks, such as changes in commodity prices, foreign currency exchange rates, and interest rates. To manage the volatility related to these exposures, we enter into various derivative transactions. We have policies in place that define acceptable instrument types we may enter into and establish controls to limit our market risk exposure.

 

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Commodity Price Management: We enter into commodity futures and options contracts to manage the price volatility and reduce the variability of future cash flows related to anticipated inventory purchases of key raw materials, notably green coffee, edible oils, and flour. We also enter into commodity futures and options contracts to manage price risk for energy input costs, including natural gas and diesel fuel. The derivative instruments generally have maturities of less than one year.

Certain of the derivative instruments meet the hedge accounting criteria and are accounted for as cash flow hedges. The mark-to-market gains or losses on qualifying hedges are deferred and included as a component of accumulated other comprehensive loss to the extent effective, and reclassified to cost of products sold in the period during which the hedged transaction affects earnings. Cash flows related to qualifying hedges are classified consistently with the cash flows from the hedged item in the Condensed Statements of Consolidated Cash Flows. In order to qualify as a hedge of commodity price risk, it must be demonstrated that the changes in the fair value of the commodity’s futures contracts are highly effective in hedging price risks associated with the commodity purchased. Hedge effectiveness is measured and assessed at inception and on a monthly basis. The realized and unrealized mark-to-market gains or losses on nonqualifying and ineffective portions of commodity hedges are recognized in cost of products sold immediately.

The commodities hedged have a high inverse correlation to price changes of the derivative commodity instrument; thus, we would expect that any gain or loss in the estimated fair value of the derivatives would generally be offset by an increase or decrease in the estimated fair value of the underlying exposures.

Foreign Currency Exchange Rate Hedging: We utilize foreign currency forwards and options contracts to manage the effect of foreign currency exchange fluctuations on future cash payments primarily related to purchases of certain raw materials, finished goods, and fixed assets in Canada. The contracts generally have maturities of less than one year. At the inception of the contract, the derivative is evaluated and documented for hedge accounting treatment. Instruments currently used to manage foreign currency exchange exposures do not meet the requirements for hedge accounting treatment and the change in value of these instruments is immediately recognized in cost of products sold. If the contract qualifies for hedge accounting treatment, to the extent the hedge is deemed effective, the associated mark-to-market gains and losses are deferred and included as a component of accumulated other comprehensive loss. These deferred gains or losses are reclassified to earnings in the period in which the hedged transaction affects earnings. The ineffective portion of these contracts is immediately recognized in earnings.

Interest Rate Hedging: We utilize derivative instruments to manage changes in the fair value and cash flows of our debt. Interest rate swaps mitigate the risk associated with the underlying hedged item. At the inception of the contract, the instrument is evaluated and documented for hedge accounting treatment. If the contract is designated as a cash flow hedge, the mark-to-market gains or losses on the swap are deferred and included as a component of accumulated other comprehensive loss to the extent effective, and reclassified to interest expense in the period during which the hedged transaction affects earnings. If the contract is designated as a fair value hedge, the interest rate swap would be recognized at fair value on the balance sheet and changes in the fair value would be recognized in interest expense. Generally, gains and losses recognized on the instrument have no net impact to earnings as the change in the fair value of the derivative is equal to the change in the fair value of the underlying debt.

During the second quarter of 2014, we entered into an interest rate swap on the 3.50 percent Senior Notes due October 15, 2021, which was designated as a fair value hedge and used to hedge against the changes in the fair value of the debt. We receive cash flows from the counterparty at a fixed rate and pay the counterparty variable rates based on the LIBOR. The difference between the fixed rate and variable rates resulted in a favorable impact to interest expense for the three and nine months ended January 31, 2014. The interest rate swap was recognized at fair value in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet at January 31, 2014, and changes in the fair value were recognized in interest expense. The net gain of $13.7 recognized on the derivative instrument during the third quarter had no net impact to earnings, as the change in the fair value of the derivative was equal to the change in fair value of the underlying debt. There were no interest rate swaps outstanding at April 30, 2013.

 

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The following table sets forth the gross fair value amounts of derivative instruments recognized in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets.

 

     January 31, 2014      April 30, 2013  
     Other
Current
Assets
     Other
Current
Liabilities
     Other
Current
Assets
     Other
Current
Liabilities
 

Derivatives designated as hedging instruments:

           

Interest rate contract

   $ 13.7       $ —         $ —         $ —     

Commodity contracts

     4.6         0.9         2.1         2.0   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total derivatives designated as hedging instruments

   $ 18.3       $ 0.9       $ 2.1       $ 2.0   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Derivatives not designated as hedging instruments:

           

Commodity contracts

   $ 6.1       $ 3.7       $ 3.6       $ 2.3   

Foreign currency exchange contracts

     3.5         0.1         0.7         0.2   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total derivatives not designated as hedging instruments

   $ 9.6       $ 3.8       $ 4.3       $ 2.5   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total derivative instruments

   $ 27.9       $ 4.7       $ 6.4       $ 4.5   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

During the first quarter of 2014, we adopted FASB ASU 2011-11, Disclosures about Offsetting Assets and Liabilities, as clarified by ASU 2013-01, Scope Clarification of Disclosures about Offsetting Assets and Liabilities. ASU 2011-11, as clarified by ASU 2013-01, requires additional disclosures around netting of derivatives. We have elected to not offset fair value amounts recognized for our exchange-traded commodity derivative instruments and our cash margin accounts executed with the same counterparty that are generally subject to enforceable netting agreements. We are required to maintain cash margin accounts in connection with funding the settlement of our open positions. At January 31, 2014 and April 30, 2013, we maintained cash margin account balances of $6.7 and $5.5, respectively, included in other current assets in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets. In the event of default and immediate net settlement of all of our open positions with individual counterparties, all of our derivative liabilities would be fully offset by either our derivative asset positions or margin accounts based on the net asset or liability position with our individual counterparties.

The following table presents information on pre-tax commodity contract gains and losses recognized on derivatives designated as cash flow hedges.

 

     Three Months Ended January 31,     Nine Months Ended January 31,  
     2014     2013     2014     2013  

Gains (losses) recognized in other comprehensive (loss) income (effective portion)

   $ 4.5      $ (8.0   $ (6.1   $ (23.3

Losses reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive loss to cost of products sold (effective portion)

     (5.7     (12.0     (18.4     (31.0
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Change in accumulated other comprehensive loss

   $ 10.2      $ 4.0      $ 12.3      $ 7.7   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Losses recognized in cost of products sold (ineffective portion)

   $ (0.1   $ (0.4   $ —        $ (0.6
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Included as a component of accumulated other comprehensive loss was a minimal deferred pre-tax gain and related tax impact at January 31, 2014 and a deferred pretax loss of $12.2 at April 30, 2013, related to commodity contracts. The related tax benefit recognized in accumulated other comprehensive loss was $4.4 at April 30, 2013. The entire amount included in accumulated other comprehensive loss is expected to be recognized in earnings within one year as the related commodities are sold.

Included as a component of accumulated other comprehensive loss at January 31, 2014 and April 30, 2013, were deferred pre-tax losses of $5.0 and $5.4, respectively, related to the termination of a prior interest rate swap in October 2011 on the 3.50 percent Senior Notes due October 15, 2021. The related tax benefit recognized in accumulated other comprehensive loss was $1.8 and $1.9 at January 31, 2014 and April 30, 2013, respectively. Approximately $0.6 of the pre-tax loss will be recognized over the next 12 months. We reclassified $0.1 of the loss recognized on the interest rate swap designated as a cash flow hedge from other comprehensive (loss) income to interest expense during the three months ended January 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively, and $0.4 during the nine months ended January 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively.

 

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The following table presents the net gains and losses recognized in cost of products sold on derivatives not designated as qualified hedging instruments.

 

     Three Months Ended January 31,     Nine Months Ended January 31,  
     2014     2013     2014     2013  

Unrealized gains (losses) on commodity contracts

   $ 1.8      $ (0.4   $ 4.8      $ 8.0   

Unrealized gains (losses) on foreign currency exchange contracts

     2.2        (0.1     2.3        0.9   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total unrealized gains (losses) recognized in cost of products sold

   $ 4.0      $ (0.5   $ 7.1      $ 8.9   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Realized (losses) gains on commodity contracts

   $ (0.9   $ 0.2      $ (7.0   $ (0.4

Realized gains (losses) on foreign currency exchange contracts

     0.7        0.1        2.5        (0.1
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total realized (losses) gains recognized in cost of products sold

   $ (0.2   $ 0.3      $ (4.5   $ (0.5
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total gains (losses) recognized in cost of products sold

   $ 3.8      $ (0.2   $ 2.6      $ 8.4   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

The following table presents the gross contract notional value of outstanding derivative contracts.

 

     January 31, 2014      April 30, 2013  

Commodity contracts

   $ 369.0       $ 347.6   

Foreign currency exchange contracts

     95.1         56.8   

Interest rate contract

     750.0         —     

Note 12: Other Financial Instruments and Fair Value Measurements

Financial instruments, other than derivatives, that potentially subject us to significant concentrations of credit risk consist principally of cash investments and trade receivables. The carrying value of these financial instruments approximates fair value. Our other financial instruments, with the exception of long-term debt, are recognized at estimated fair value in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets.

The following table provides information on the carrying amounts and fair values of our financial instruments.

 

     January 31, 2014     April 30, 2013  
     Carrying
Amount
    Fair Value     Carrying
Amount
    Fair Value  

Other investments

   $ 54.3      $ 54.3      $ 48.8      $ 48.8   

Derivative financial instruments – net

     23.2        23.2        1.9        1.9   

Long-term debt

     (2,029.4     (2,278.0     (2,017.8     (2,388.1

Fair value is defined as the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. Valuation techniques are based on observable and unobservable inputs. Observable inputs reflect readily obtainable data from independent sources, while unobservable inputs reflect our market assumptions.

 

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The following tables summarize the fair values and the levels within the fair value hierarchy in which the fair value measurements fall for our financial instruments.

 

     Quoted Prices in
Active Markets for
Identical Assets
    Significant
Observable
Inputs
    Significant
Unobservable
Inputs
     Fair Value at
January 31,
 
     (Level 1)     (Level 2)     (Level 3)      2014  

Other investments: (A)

         

Equity mutual funds

   $ 21.5      $ —        $ —         $ 21.5   

Municipal obligations

     —          31.4        —           31.4   

Other investments

     1.4        —          —           1.4   

Derivatives: (B)

         

Commodity contracts – net

     5.8        0.3        —           6.1   

Foreign currency exchange contracts – net

     —          3.4        —           3.4   

Interest rate contract – net

     —          13.7        —           13.7   

Long-term debt (C)

     (765.4     (1,512.6     —           (2,278.0
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total financial instruments measured at fair value

   $ (736.7   $ (1,463.8   $ —         $ (2,200.5
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

     Quoted Prices in
Active Markets for
Identical Assets
(Level 1)
    Significant
Observable
Inputs
(Level 2)
    Significant
Unobservable
Inputs
(Level 3)
     Fair Value at
April 30,
2013
 

Other investments: (A)

         

Equity mutual funds

   $ 21.6      $ —        $ —         $ 21.6   

Municipal obligations

     —          26.6        —           26.6   

Other investments

     0.6        —          —           0.6   

Derivatives: (B)

         

Commodity contracts – net

     0.7        0.7        —           1.4   

Foreign currency exchange contracts – net

     —          0.5        —           0.5   

Long-term debt (C)

     (803.6     (1,584.5     —           (2,388.1
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total financial instruments measured at fair value

   $ (780.7   $ (1,556.7   $ —         $ (2,337.4
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

(A) Other investments consist of funds maintained for the payment of benefits associated with nonqualified retirement plans. The funds include Level 1 equity securities listed in active markets and Level 2 municipal obligations valued by a third party using valuation techniques that utilize inputs which are derived principally from or corroborated by observable market data. As of January 31, 2014, our municipal obligations are scheduled to mature as follows: $0.9 in 2014, $1.6 in 2015, $0.5 in 2016, $1.7 in 2017, and $26.7 in 2018 and beyond.
(B) Level 1 commodity contract derivatives are valued using quoted market prices for identical instruments in active markets. Level 2 commodity contract and foreign exchange contract derivatives are valued using quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities in active markets. The Level 2 interest rate contract derivative is valued using the income approach, observable Level 2 market expectations at the measurement date, and standard valuation techniques to convert future amounts to a single discounted present value. Level 2 inputs for the interest rate contract are limited to quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities in active markets and inputs other than quoted prices that are observable for the asset or liability. For additional information, see Note 11: Derivative Financial Instruments.
(C) Long-term debt is comprised of public Senior Notes classified as Level 1 and private Senior Notes classified as Level 2. The public Senior Notes are traded in an active secondary market and valued using quoted prices. The value of the private Senior Notes is based on the net present value of each interest and principal payment calculated utilizing an interest rate derived from a fair market yield curve.

Note 13: Income Taxes

During the three-month and nine-month period ended January 31, 2014, the effective income tax rate varied from the U.S. statutory income tax rate primarily due to the domestic manufacturing deduction, partially offset by state income taxes.

Within the next 12 months, it is reasonably possible that we could decrease our unrecognized tax benefits by an additional $1.5, primarily as a result of expiring statute of limitations periods.

 

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Note 14: Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss

On May 1, 2013, we adopted FASB ASU 2013-02, Reporting of Amounts Reclassified Out of Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income. In accordance with ASU 2013-02, the components of accumulated other comprehensive loss, including the reclassification adjustments for items that are reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive loss to net income, are shown below.

 

     Foreign
Currency
Translation
Adjustment
    Pension and
Other
Postretirement
Liabilities (A)
    Unrealized
Gain (Loss)
on Available-
for-Sale
Securities
    Unrealized
(Loss) Gain on
Cash Flow
Hedging
Derivatives (B)
    Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Loss
 

Balance at May 1, 2013

   $ 61.5      $ (131.4   $ 4.5      $ (11.2   $ (76.6

Reclassification adjustments

     —          8.9        —          18.8        27.7   

Current period (charge) credit

     (30.6     (2.2     0.9        (6.1     (38.0

Income tax expense

     —          (2.5     (0.3     (4.6     (7.4
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balance at January 31, 2014

   $ 30.9      $ (127.2   $ 5.1      $ (3.1   $ (94.3
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

(A) Amortization of net losses was reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive loss to selling, distribution, and administrative expenses.
(B) Of the total losses reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive loss, $18.4 was reclassified to cost of products sold related to commodity derivatives and $0.4 was reclassified to interest expense related to the interest rate swap.

Note 15: Guarantor and Non-Guarantor Financial Information

Our 3.50 percent Senior Notes due October 15, 2021, are fully and unconditionally guaranteed, on a joint and several basis, by J.M. Smucker LLC and The Folgers Coffee Company (the “subsidiary guarantors”), which are 100 percent wholly-owned subsidiaries of the Company. A subsidiary guarantor will be released from its obligations under the indenture governing the notes (a) if we exercise our legal or covenant defeasance option or if our obligations under the indenture are discharged in accordance with the terms of the indenture or (b) upon delivery of an officer’s certificate to the trustee that the subsidiary guarantor does not guarantee our obligations under any of our other primary senior indebtedness and that any other guarantees of such primary senior indebtedness of the subsidiary guarantor have been released other than through discharges as a result of payment by such guarantor on such guarantees.

Condensed consolidating financial statements for the Company, the subsidiary guarantors, and the other subsidiaries of the Company that are not guaranteeing the indebtedness under the 3.50 percent Senior Notes (the “non-guarantor subsidiaries”) are provided below. The principal elimination entries relate to investments in subsidiaries and intercompany balances and transactions, including transactions with our 100 percent wholly-owned subsidiary guarantors and non-guarantor subsidiaries. We have accounted for investments in subsidiaries using the equity method.

 

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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATING STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME    Three Months Ended January 31, 2014  
     The J.M. Smucker
Company (Parent)
    Subsidiary
Guarantors
     Non-Guarantor
Subsidiaries
    Eliminations     Consolidated  

Net sales

   $ 791.4      $ 311.1       $ 1,720.9      $ (1,357.9   $ 1,465.5   

Cost of products sold

     632.7        282.6         1,372.0        (1,367.0     920.3   
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Gross Profit

     158.7        28.5         348.9        9.1        545.2   

Selling, distribution, and administrative expenses, restructuring, and merger and integration costs

     47.7        12.5         197.2        —          257.4   

Amortization

     1.1        —           23.8        —          24.9   

Other operating expense (income) – net

     0.1        0.3         (1.0     —          (0.6
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating Income

     109.8        15.7         128.9        9.1        263.5   

Interest (expense) income – net

     (18.8     0.3         0.1        —          (18.4

Other income – net

     1.3        0.1         —          —          1.4   

Equity in net earnings of subsidiaries

     105.8        37.3         15.7        (158.8     —     
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income Before Income Taxes

     198.1        53.4         144.7        (149.7     246.5   

Income taxes

     31.4        0.1         48.3        —          79.8   
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net Income

   $ 166.7      $ 53.3       $ 96.4      $ (149.7   $ 166.7   

Other comprehensive (loss) income, net of tax

     (11.3     2.5         (13.5     11.0        (11.3
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Comprehensive Income

   $ 155.4      $ 55.8       $ 82.9      $ (138.7   $ 155.4   
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATING STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME    Three Months Ended January 31, 2013  
     The J.M. Smucker
Company (Parent)
    Subsidiary
Guarantors
    Non-Guarantor
Subsidiaries
    Eliminations     Consolidated  

Net sales

   $ 808.2      $ 326.2      $ 1,465.8      $ (1,040.6   $ 1,559.6   

Cost of products sold

     658.2        300.2        1,099.7        (1,034.7     1,023.4   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Gross Profit

     150.0        26.0        366.1        (5.9     536.2   

Selling, distribution, and administrative expenses, restructuring, and merger and integration costs

     41.7        10.4        205.7        —          257.8   

Amortization

     1.2        —          23.0        —          24.2   

Other operating income – net

     (2.6     (0.7     (0.8     —          (4.1
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating Income

     109.7        16.3        138.2        (5.9     258.3   

Interest (expense) income – net

     (24.2     0.3        0.1        —          (23.8

Other (expense) income – net

     (10.1     0.3        9.3        —          (0.5

Equity in net earnings of subsidiaries

     103.3        42.0        16.8        (162.1     —     
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income Before Income Taxes

     178.7        58.9        164.4        (168.0     234.0   

Income taxes

     24.5        0.1        55.2        —          79.8   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net Income

   $ 154.2      $ 58.8      $ 109.2      $ (168.0   $ 154.2   

Other comprehensive income, net of tax

     5.3        3.7        3.8        (7.5     5.3   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Comprehensive Income

   $ 159.5      $ 62.5      $ 113.0      $ (175.5   $ 159.5   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

16


CONDENSED CONSOLIDATING STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME    Nine Months Ended January 31, 2014  
     The J.M. Smucker
Company (Parent)
    Subsidiary
Guarantors
    Non-Guarantor
Subsidiaries
    Eliminations     Consolidated  

Net sales

   $ 2,380.0      $ 992.0      $ 5,169.5      $ (4,165.2   $ 4,376.3   

Cost of products sold

     1,925.7        905.8        4,116.9        (4,162.8     2,785.6   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Gross Profit

     454.3        86.2        1,052.6        (2.4     1,590.7   

Selling, distribution, and administrative expenses, restructuring, and merger and integration costs

     151.7        35.8        603.1        —          790.6   

Amortization

     3.2        —          70.9        —          74.1   

Other operating (income) expense – net

     (1.3     0.4        (0.7     —          (1.6
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating Income

     300.7        50.0        379.3        (2.4     727.6   

Interest (expense) income – net

     (63.2     0.9        (0.4     —          (62.7

Other income (expense) – net

     1.3        (0.1     (0.1     —          1.1   

Equity in net earnings of subsidiaries

     283.9        109.5        49.8        (443.2     —     
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income Before Income Taxes

     522.7        160.3        428.6        (445.6     666.0   

Income taxes

     76.0        0.3        143.0        —          219.3   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net Income

   $ 446.7      $ 160.0      $ 285.6      $ (445.6   $ 446.7   

Other comprehensive (loss) income, net of tax

     (17.7     7.6        (22.0     14.4        (17.7
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Comprehensive Income

   $ 429.0      $ 167.6      $ 263.6      $ (431.2   $ 429.0   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATING STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME    Nine Months Ended January 31, 2013  
     The J.M. Smucker
Company (Parent)
    Subsidiary
Guarantors
    Non-Guarantor
Subsidiaries
    Eliminations     Consolidated  

Net sales

   $ 2,345.2      $ 1,002.6      $ 4,312.8      $ (3,102.6   $ 4,558.0   

Cost of products sold

     1,945.4        921.1        3,238.0        (3,094.4     3,010.1   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Gross Profit

     399.8        81.5        1,074.8        (8.2     1,547.9   

Selling, distribution, and administrative expenses, restructuring, merger and integration, and other special project costs

     157.7        33.1        591.8        —          782.6   

Amortization

     7.1        —          65.5        —          72.6   

Other operating (income) expense – net

     (3.3     (2.0     1.6        —          (3.7
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating Income

     238.3        50.4        415.9        (8.2     696.4   

Interest (expense) income – net

     (72.1     0.9        (0.1     —          (71.3

Other (expense) income – net

     (0.6     1.0        —          —          0.4   

Equity in net earnings of subsidiaries

     302.4        115.4        51.5        (469.3     —     
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income Before Income Taxes

     468.0        167.7        467.3        (477.5     625.5   

Income taxes

     54.1        0.3        157.2        —          211.6   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net Income

   $ 413.9      $ 167.4      $ 310.1      $ (477.5   $ 413.9   

Other comprehensive income, net of tax

     9.1        5.3        3.4        (8.7     9.1   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Comprehensive Income

   $ 423.0      $ 172.7      $ 313.5      $ (486.2   $ 423.0   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

17


CONDENSED CONSOLIDATING BALANCE SHEETS    January 31, 2014  
     The J.M. Smucker
Company (Parent)
    Subsidiary
Guarantors
     Non-Guarantor
Subsidiaries
     Eliminations     Consolidated  

ASSETS

            

Current Assets

            

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 18.3      $ —         $ 150.3       $ —        $ 168.6   

Inventories

     —          193.9         673.3         (2.4     864.8   

Other current assets

     365.3        5.0         104.4         —          474.7   
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Current Assets

     383.6        198.9         928.0         (2.4     1,508.1   

Property, Plant, and Equipment – Net

     230.0        486.4         468.9         —          1,185.3   

Investments in Subsidiaries

     8,275.1        4,017.0         197.4         (12,489.5     —     

Intercompany

     (2,771.3     301.5         1,124.9         1,344.9        —     

Other Noncurrent Assets

            

Goodwill

     1,082.0        —           2,014.6         —          3,096.6   

Other intangible assets – net

     506.6        —           2,541.9         —          3,048.5   

Other noncurrent assets

     70.9        13.3         66.3         —          150.5   
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Other Noncurrent Assets

     1,659.5        13.3         4,622.8         —          6,295.6   
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Assets

   $ 7,776.9      $ 5,017.1       $ 7,342.0       $ (11,147.0   $ 8,989.0   
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

            

Current Liabilities

   $ 371.2      $ 80.8       $ 156.3       $ —        $ 608.3   

Noncurrent Liabilities

            

Long-term debt

     1,879.4        —           —           —          1,879.4   

Deferred income taxes

     91.4        —           913.0         —          1,004.4   

Other noncurrent liabilities

     230.0        18.1         44.0         —          292.1   
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Noncurrent Liabilities

     2,200.8        18.1         957.0         —          3,175.9   
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Liabilities

     2,572.0        98.9         1,113.3         —          3,784.2   
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Shareholders’ Equity

     5,204.9        4,918.2         6,228.7         (11,147.0     5,204.8   
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity

   $ 7,776.9      $ 5,017.1       $ 7,342.0       $ (11,147.0   $ 8,989.0   
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATING BALANCE SHEETS    April 30, 2013  
     The J.M. Smucker
Company (Parent)
    Subsidiary
Guarantors
     Non-Guarantor
Subsidiaries
     Eliminations     Consolidated  

ASSETS

            

Current Assets

            

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 108.0      $ —         $ 148.4       $ —        $ 256.4   

Inventories

     —          225.9         733.2         (13.6     945.5   

Other current assets

     320.4        3.3         69.6         —          393.3   
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Current Assets

     428.4        229.2         951.2         (13.6     1,595.2   

Property, Plant, and Equipment – Net

     230.9        445.1         466.5         —          1,142.5   

Investments in Subsidiaries

     7,950.9        3,856.6         146.6         (11,954.1     —     

Intercompany

     (2,504.5     324.8         941.3         1,238.4        —     

Other Noncurrent Assets

            

Goodwill

     1,082.0        —           1,970.9         —          3,052.9   

Other intangible assets – net

     509.8        —           2,579.6         —          3,089.4   

Other noncurrent assets

     72.0        13.7         66.1         —          151.8   
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Other Noncurrent Assets

     1,663.8        13.7         4,616.6         —          6,294.1   
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Assets

   $ 7,769.5      $ 4,869.4       $ 7,122.2       $ (10,729.3   $ 9,031.8   
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

            

Current Liabilities

   $ 317.8      $ 104.9       $ 174.1       $ —        $ 596.8   

Noncurrent Liabilities

            

Long-term debt

     1,967.8        —           —           —          1,967.8   

Deferred income taxes

     97.5        —           889.7         —          987.2   

Other noncurrent liabilities

     237.6        18.1         75.5         —          331.2   
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Noncurrent Liabilities

     2,302.9        18.1         965.2         —          3,286.2   
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Liabilities

     2,620.7        123.0         1,139.3         —          3,883.0   
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Shareholders’ Equity

     5,148.8        4,746.4         5,982.9         (10,729.3     5,148.8   
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity

   $ 7,769.5      $ 4,869.4       $ 7,122.2       $ (10,729.3   $ 9,031.8   
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATING STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS    Nine Months Ended January 31, 2014  
     The J.M. Smucker
Company (Parent)
    Subsidiary
Guarantors
    Non-Guarantor
Subsidiaries
    Eliminations      Consolidated  

Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities

   $ 104.7      $ 107.6      $ 376.8      $ —         $ 589.1   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

Investing Activities

           

Businesses acquired, net of cash acquired

     —          —          (101.8     —           (101.8

Additions to property, plant, and equipment

     (20.0     (83.8     (45.1     —           (148.9

Proceeds from disposal of property, plant, and equipment

     —          0.5        1.3        —           1.8   

Other – net

     (3.4     (1.0     (3.9     —           (8.3
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net Cash Used for Investing Activities

     (23.4     (84.3     (149.5     —           (257.2
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

Financing Activities

           

Quarterly dividends paid

     (177.4     —          —          —           (177.4

Purchase of treasury shares

     (227.0     —          —          —           (227.0

Proceeds from stock option exercises

     0.4        —          —          —           0.4   

Investments in subsidiaries

     (40.3     (46.6     86.9        —           —     

Intercompany

     266.7        23.3        (290.0     —           —     

Other – net

     6.6        —          (7.8     —           (1.2
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net Cash Used for Financing Activities

     (171.0     (23.3     (210.9     —           (405.2

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash

     —          —          (14.5     —           (14.5
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents

     (89.7     —          1.9        —           (87.8

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

     108.0        —          148.4        —           256.4   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

Cash and Cash Equivalents at End of Period

   $ 18.3      $ —        $ 150.3      $ —         $ 168.6   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATING STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS    Nine Months Ended January 31, 2013  
     The J.M. Smucker
Company (Parent)
    Subsidiary
Guarantors
    Non-Guarantor
Subsidiaries
    Eliminations      Consolidated  

Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities

   $ 119.0      $ 103.4      $ 461.2      $ —         $ 683.6   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

Investing Activities

           

Additions to property, plant, and equipment

     (24.9     (70.7     (50.9     —           (146.5

Proceeds from disposal of property, plant, and equipment

     —          0.1        3.0        —           3.1   

Other – net

     (9.4     3.9        22.7        —           17.2   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net Cash Used for Investing Activities

     (34.3     (66.7     (25.2     —           (126.2
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

Financing Activities

           

Quarterly dividends paid

     (166.5     —          —          —           (166.5

Purchase of treasury shares

     (175.5     —          —          —           (175.5

Proceeds from stock option exercises

     1.9        —          —          —           1.9   

Investments in subsidiaries

     (22.2     (156.9     179.1        —           —     

Intercompany

     461.1        120.2        (581.3     —           —     

Other – net

     2.9        —          (10.0     —           (7.1
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net Cash Provided By (Used for) Financing Activities

     101.7        (36.7     (412.2     —           (347.2

Effect of exchange rate changes

     —          —          (1.1     —           (1.1
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

     186.4        —          22.7        —           209.1   

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

     108.3        —          121.4        —           229.7   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

Cash and Cash Equivalents at End of Period

   $ 294.7      $ —        $ 144.1      $ —         $ 438.8   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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

(Dollars in millions, unless otherwise noted, except per share data)

This discussion and analysis deals with comparisons of material changes in the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements for the three-month and nine-month periods ended January 31, 2014 and 2013. Results for the quarter and nine months ended January 31, 2014, include the operations of Enray Inc. (“Enray”) since the completion of the acquisition on August 20, 2013, and the impact of our licensing and distribution agreement with Cumberland Packing Corp. (“Cumberland”), which commenced on July 1, 2013.

We are the owner of all trademarks, except for the following, which are used under license: Pillsbury, the Barrelhead logo, and the Doughboy character are trademarks of The Pillsbury Company, LLC; Carnation® is a trademark of Société des Produits Nestlé S.A.; Dunkin’ Donuts is a registered trademark of DD IP Holder, LLC; Sweet’N Low®, NatraTaste®, Sugar In The Raw®, and the other “In The Raw” trademarks are registered trademarks of Cumberland and its affiliates; Life is good® is a registered trademark of The Life is good Company; and Douwe Egberts® and Pickwick® are registered trademarks of D.E Master Blenders 1753 N.V. Borden® and Elsie are also trademarks used under license.

Dunkin’ Donuts brand is licensed to us for packaged coffee products sold in retail channels such as grocery stores, mass merchandisers, club stores, and drug stores. Information in this document does not pertain to Dunkin’ Donuts coffee or other products for sale in Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants. K-Cup® is a trademark of Keurig, Incorporated, used with permission.

Results of Operations

 

     Three Months Ended January 31,     Nine Months Ended January 31,  
     2014     2013     2014     2013  

Net sales

   $ 1,465.5      $ 1,559.6      $ 4,376.3      $ 4,558.0   

Gross profit

   $ 545.2      $ 536.2      $ 1,590.7      $ 1,547.9   

% of net sales

     37.2     34.4     36.3     34.0

Operating income

   $ 263.5      $ 258.3      $ 727.6      $ 696.4   

% of net sales

     18.0     16.6     16.6     15.3

Net income:

        

Net income

   $ 166.7      $ 154.2      $ 446.7      $ 413.9   

Net income per common share – assuming dilution

   $ 1.59      $ 1.42      $ 4.24      $ 3.78   

Gross profit excluding special project costs (1)

   $ 548.1      $ 537.4      $ 1,597.4      $ 1,555.5   

% of net sales

     37.4     34.5     36.5     34.1

Operating income excluding special project costs (1)

   $ 273.5      $ 266.3      $ 754.1      $ 746.2   

% of net sales

     18.7     17.1     17.2     16.4

Income excluding special project costs: (1)

        

Income

   $ 173.5      $ 159.3      $ 464.5      $ 446.8   

Income per common share – assuming dilution

   $ 1.66      $ 1.47      $ 4.41      $ 4.08   

 

(1) Refer to “Non-GAAP Measures” located on page 28 for a reconciliation to the comparable GAAP financial measure.

Net sales in the third quarter of 2014 decreased 6 percent, compared to the third quarter of 2013, reflecting pricing actions taken since the beginning of the third quarter of 2013 and the impact of the planned exit of certain portions of our business in the International, Foodservice, and Natural Foods segment. Operating income increased 2 percent in the third quarter of 2014, compared to the third quarter of 2013, reflecting gains in gross profit, and increased 3 percent excluding the impact of restructuring, merger and integration, and certain pension settlement costs (“special project costs”). Net income per diluted share increased 12 percent for the third quarter of 2014, as compared to the third quarter of 2013, while income per diluted share excluding special project costs increased 13 percent over the same period. Both measures reflect the benefit of a decrease in weighted-average common shares outstanding as a result of our share repurchase activities during the 12-month period ended January 31, 2014.

 

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Net sales in the first nine months of 2014 decreased 4 percent, compared to the first nine months of 2013, reflecting pricing actions and the impact of the business exits in the International, Foodservice, and Natural Foods segment. Operating income increased 4 percent in the first nine months of 2014, compared to the first nine months of 2013, mainly driven by lower special project costs and an increase in gross profit, partially offset by an increase in selling, distribution, and administrative (“SD&A”) expenses. Excluding the impact of special project costs, operating income increased 1 percent in the first nine months of 2014, as compared to the prior period. Net income per diluted share increased 12 percent for the first nine months of 2014, compared to the first nine months of 2013, while income per diluted share excluding special project costs increased 8 percent. Both measures reflect the benefit of a decrease in weighted-average common shares outstanding as a result of our share repurchase activities during 2013 and the first nine months of 2014.

Net Sales

 

     Three Months Ended January 31,     Nine Months Ended January 31,  
     2014     2013      Increase
(Decrease)
    %     2014     2013      Increase
(Decrease)
    %  

Net sales

   $ 1,465.5      $ 1,559.6       $ (94.1     (6 )%    $ 4,376.3      $ 4,558.0       $ (181.7     (4 )% 

Adjust for certain noncomparable items:

                  

Enray acquisition

     (14.7     —           (14.7     (1     (26.0     —           (26.0     (1

Cumberland distribution agreement

     (9.0     —           (9.0     (1     (21.6     —           (21.6     —     

Foreign exchange

     8.3        —           8.3        1        15.9        —           15.9        —     
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net sales adjusted for certain noncomparable items (1)

   $ 1,450.1      $ 1,559.6       $ (109.5     (7 )%    $ 4,344.6      $ 4,558.0       $ (213.4     (5 )% 
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Amounts may not add due to rounding.

 

(1) Net sales adjusted for the noncomparable impact of the Enray acquisition, the Cumberland distribution agreement, and foreign exchange is a non-GAAP measure used in evaluating performance internally. This measure provides useful information to investors because it enables comparison of results on a year-over-year basis.

Net sales decreased $94.1, or 6 percent, in the third quarter of 2014, compared to the third quarter of 2013, primarily due to the impact of a 6 percent reduction in net price realization reflecting price declines taken since the beginning of the third quarter of 2013, notably on coffee and peanut butter. A combined $23.7 from the acquired Enray business and the Cumberland distribution agreement contributed positively to net sales in the third quarter of 2014. The unfavorable impacts of mix and foreign exchange each reduced net sales by 1 percent in the third quarter of 2014, compared to the third quarter of 2013. Volume gains realized in Crisco oils, Folgers coffee, and the Robin Hood® brand were offset by declines in Pillsbury baking mixes and flour, and the impact of the business exits in the International, Foodservice, and Natural Foods segment.

Net sales decreased $181.7, or 4 percent, in the first nine months of 2014, compared to the first nine months of 2013, primarily due to a 5 percent reduction in net price realization reflecting price declines. Enray and Cumberland contributed a combined $47.6 to net sales in the first nine months of 2014. Sales mix contributed 1 percent to net sales in the first nine months of 2014, as compared to the prior period. Volume gains realized in Crisco oils, Folgers coffee, and Jif peanut butter were more than offset by the impact of the business exits in the International, Foodservice, and Natural Foods segment, declines in Pillsbury baking mixes and flour, and planned declines in certain Santa Cruz Organic® beverages.

 

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Operating Income

The following table presents the components of operating income as a percentage of net sales.

 

     Three Months Ended January 31,     Nine Months Ended January 31,  
     2014     2013     2014     2013  

Gross profit

     37.2     34.4     36.3     34.0

Selling, distribution, and administrative expenses:

        

Marketing

     5.4     4.8     5.5     5.1

Selling

     3.5        3.3        3.5        3.3   

Distribution

     2.7        2.6        2.8        2.6   

General and administrative

     5.5        5.4        5.8        5.3   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total selling, distribution, and administrative expenses

     17.1     16.1     17.6     16.2
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Amortization

     1.7        1.6        1.7        1.6   

Other restructuring, merger and integration, and special project costs

     0.5        0.4        0.5        0.9   

Other operating income – net

     —          (0.3     —          (0.1
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating income

     18.0     16.6     16.6     15.3
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Amounts may not add due to rounding.

Gross profit increased $9.0, or 2 percent, in the third quarter of 2014, compared to the third quarter of 2013, due to lower commodity costs. Excluding special project costs, gross profit increased $10.7, or 2 percent, during the same period. Unrealized mark-to-market adjustments on derivative contracts contributed $4.5 to the increase in gross profit as the impact was a gain of $4.0 in the third quarter of 2014, compared to a loss of $0.5 in the third quarter of 2013.

Commodity costs were a net benefit to gross profit as lower costs, primarily for green coffee, peanuts, and oils, were not entirely offset by lower net price realization across the portfolio. The additions of Enray and Cumberland also contributed to gross profit in the third quarter of 2014, but were more than offset by the impact of the exited businesses in the International, Foodservice, and Natural Foods segment. Gross profit was reduced by an unplanned trade spending accrual adjustment which impacted net sales by approximately $10.0, primarily related to our foodservice hot beverage business.

SD&A expenses were flat in the third quarter of 2014, compared to the third quarter of 2013, and increased as a percentage of net sales from 16.1 percent to 17.1 percent. Marketing expenses increased 5 percent in the third quarter of 2014, compared to 2013. General and administrative and distribution expenses decreased 4 percent and 2 percent, respectively, in the third quarter of 2014, compared to 2013, while selling expenses increased 1 percent.

Operating income increased $5.2, or 2 percent, in the third quarter of 2014, compared to the third quarter of 2013, mainly driven by the increase in gross profit. Excluding special project costs, operating income increased $7.2, or 3 percent, and increased from 17.1 percent of net sales in the third quarter of 2013 to 18.7 percent in the third quarter of 2014.

Gross profit increased $42.8, or 3 percent, in the first nine months of 2014, compared to the first nine months of 2013, primarily due to the net benefit of lower commodity costs. Excluding special project costs, gross profit increased $41.9, or 3 percent, and increased from 34.1 percent of net sales in the first nine months of 2013 to 36.5 percent in the first nine months of 2014.

Overall commodity costs were lower during the first nine months of 2014, compared to the first nine months of 2013, primarily due to green coffee. The net benefit of lower commodity costs was not entirely offset by lower net price realization. Mix and the additions of Enray and Cumberland also contributed to gross profit in the first nine months of 2014, but were partially offset by the impact of the exited businesses in the International, Foodservice, and Natural Foods segment.

SD&A expenses increased 4 percent in the first nine months of 2014, compared to the first nine months of 2013, and increased as a percentage of net sales from 16.2 percent to 17.6 percent. General and administrative expenses increased 6 percent in the first nine months of 2014, compared to the first nine months of 2013, driven by certain corporate initiatives. Marketing expenses increased 4 percent in the first nine months of 2014, compared to the first nine months of 2013. Selling and distribution expenses both increased 2 percent over the same period.

 

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Operating income increased $31.2, or 4 percent, in the first nine months of 2014, compared to the first nine months of 2013, partially driven by a $23.3 decrease in special project costs. The decrease resulted from the substantial progress made on the projects, with lower costs incurred in the first nine months of 2014, compared to the first nine months of 2013. Additionally, the increase in gross profit more than offset the increase in SD&A expenses in the first nine months of 2014, compared to the first nine months of 2013. Excluding special project costs in both periods, operating income increased 1 percent, and increased from 16.4 percent of net sales in the first nine months of 2013 to 17.2 percent in the first nine months of 2014.

Other

Net interest expense decreased $5.4 and $8.6 in the third quarter and first nine months of 2014, respectively, compared to 2013, reflecting the impact of an interest rate swap entered into during the second quarter of 2014.

Income taxes were flat in the third quarter of 2014, compared to the third quarter of 2013, since the increase in income before income taxes was offset by the impact of a lower effective tax rate in 2014. Income taxes increased $7.7, or 4 percent, in the first nine months of 2014, compared to the first nine months of 2013, driven by the increase in income before income taxes, partially offset by a lower effective tax rate in 2014. The lower 2014 rate was impacted by a decrease in unrecognized tax benefits, and the 2013 rate reflected higher state taxes as a result of a tax legislative change.

Restructuring

During 2010, we announced plans to restructure our coffee and fruit spreads operations as part of our ongoing efforts to enhance the long-term strength and profitability of our leading brands. Subsequent to 2010, we expanded our restructuring plans to include the Canadian pickle and condiments operations and the capacity expansion of our peanut and other nut butter businesses. During the third quarter of 2014, we decided to maintain natural peanut butter production at the New Bethlehem, Pennsylvania facility and continue utilizing third-party manufacturers for the production of our specialty nut butters. With the exception of natural peanut butter, the Memphis, Tennessee facility conversion to a peanut butter plant remains as planned. We now anticipate a total capital investment of approximately $90.0 related to the peanut and other nut butter portion of the restructuring plan. The increase from our original estimate of $70.0 reflects plans to install enhanced roasting technologies, as well as additional building modifications at the Memphis facility.

We expect to incur restructuring costs of approximately $265.0 for all of our restructuring plans, of which $244.7 has been incurred through January 31, 2014. Restructuring costs of $5.1 and $17.1 have been incurred in the third quarter and first nine months of 2014, respectively, compared to $5.4 and $30.1 in the third quarter and first nine months of 2013, respectively. The majority of the remaining costs are anticipated to be recognized through 2015.

Upon completion, the overall restructuring plan will result in a reduction of approximately 850 full-time positions. As of January 31, 2014, approximately 90 percent of the 850 full-time positions have been reduced and the impacted facilities have been closed, with the exception of the Ste. Marie, Quebec facility, which is anticipated to close in the fourth quarter of 2014.

 

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Segment Results

 

      Three Months Ended January 31,     Nine Months Ended January 31,  
     2014     2013     % Increase
(Decrease)
    2014     2013     % Increase
(Decrease)
 

Net sales:

            

U.S. Retail Coffee

   $ 578.9      $ 627.7        (8 )%    $ 1,688.2      $ 1,771.0        (5 )% 

U.S. Retail Consumer Foods

     557.8        581.3        (4     1,706.8        1,729.0        (1

International, Foodservice, and Natural Foods

     328.8        350.6        (6     981.3        1,058.0        (7

Segment profit:

            

U.S. Retail Coffee

   $ 182.3      $ 175.2        4   $ 508.9      $ 459.8        11

U.S. Retail Consumer Foods

     105.6        106.2        (1     301.2        325.1        (7

International, Foodservice, and Natural Foods

     44.8        49.8        (10     135.6        148.7        (9

Segment profit margin:

            

U.S. Retail Coffee

     31.5     27.9       30.1     26.0  

U.S. Retail Consumer Foods

     18.9        18.3          17.6        18.8     

International, Foodservice, and Natural Foods

     13.6        14.2          13.8        14.1     

U.S. Retail Coffee

The U.S. Retail Coffee segment volume increased 2 percent in the third quarter of 2014, compared to the third quarter of 2013, mainly due to increases of 4 percent in the Folgers brand and 8 percent in Dunkin’ Donuts packaged coffee, partially offset by a decline in the Millstone brand. Net sales for the segment decreased 8 percent in the third quarter of 2014, compared to the third quarter of 2013, impacted by lower net price realization and unfavorable sales mix. Pricing actions taken to reflect the pass through of lower commodity costs included both a price decline of approximately 6 percent taken in February 2013 and incremental promotional spending during the recent holiday season. Net sales of K-Cup packs decreased 3 percent while volume increased 2 percent compared to last year’s third quarter.

The U.S. Retail Coffee segment profit increased $7.1, or 4 percent, in the third quarter of 2014, compared to the third quarter of 2013, as increased volume, the net benefit of lower green coffee costs relative to net price realization, and decreased marketing expenses and manufacturing overhead were only partially offset by unfavorable mix.

Net sales for the U.S. Retail Coffee segment decreased 5 percent for the first nine months of 2014, compared to the first nine months of 2013, reflecting lower net price realization driven by the price decline taken in February 2013. Volume growth of 3 percent in the first nine months of 2014, compared to the first nine months of 2013, was driven by increases of 3 percent in the Folgers brand and 8 percent in Dunkin’ Donuts packaged coffee. Net sales of K-Cup packs increased $5.0, or 2 percent, in the first nine months of 2014, compared to the first nine months of 2013.

The U.S. Retail Coffee segment profit increased $49.1, or 11 percent, in the first nine months of 2014, compared to the first nine months of 2013, primarily due to the net benefit of lower green coffee costs relative to net price realization. The increase in segment volume also contributed.

U.S. Retail Consumer Foods

The U.S. Retail Consumer Foods segment volume for the third quarter of 2014 was flat, compared to the third quarter of 2013. Segment net sales decreased 4 percent in the third quarter of 2014, compared to the third quarter of 2013, primarily reflecting the impact of lower net price realization. Smucker’s fruit spreads and Jif brand volume decreased 2 percent and 1 percent, respectively, in the third quarter of 2014, compared to 2013. Pricing actions taken since the beginning of the third quarter of 2013 caused net sales for both brands to decrease 7 percent over the same period. Net sales and volume of Smucker’s Uncrustables® frozen sandwiches achieved another strong quarter, up 18 percent and 19 percent, respectively. Crisco brand volume increased 12 percent, while net sales increased 2 percent impacted by lower net price realization in the third quarter of 2014, compared to the third quarter of 2013. Net sales and volume for the overall Pillsbury brand both decreased 9 percent. Net sales and volume gains were realized in Pillsbury frostings, but were more than offset by declines in flour and baking mixes which were attributed to deeper promotional pricing by competitors in these categories that we chose not to match. Canned milk net sales increased 5 percent and volume was flat during the third quarter of 2014, compared to 2013.

 

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The U.S. Retail Consumer Foods segment profit decreased $0.6, or 1 percent, in the third quarter of 2014, compared to the third quarter of 2013, due to increased manufacturing overhead, marketing expenses, and other segment support costs. Segment profit benefited from overall lower commodity costs, primarily for peanuts, oils, and flour, which were not entirely offset by lower net price realization.

Net sales for the U.S. Retail Consumer Foods segment in the first nine months of 2014 decreased 1 percent, compared to the first nine months of 2013, as overall net price realization was lower. Segment volume increased 1 percent and sales mix was favorable. Smucker’s fruit spreads and Jif brand volume increased 1 percent and 3 percent, respectively, in the first nine months of 2014, compared to the first nine months of 2013. Pricing actions caused net sales for both brands to decrease 4 percent over the same period. Smucker’s Uncrustables frozen sandwiches net sales and volume both increased 22 percent during the same period. Crisco brand net sales and volume increased 5 percent and 8 percent, respectively, in the first nine months of 2014, compared to the first nine months of 2013. Net sales and volume for the Pillsbury brand both decreased 3 percent over the same time period. Canned milk net sales increased 3 percent during the first nine months of 2014, compared to the first nine months of 2013, while volume decreased 2 percent.

The U.S. Retail Consumer Foods segment profit decreased $23.9, or 7 percent, in the first nine months of 2014, compared to the first nine months of 2013. While commodity costs were lower, primarily for peanuts and oils, they were more than offset by lower net price realization across the portfolio and drove the decrease in segment profit. An increase in segment support costs also contributed to the segment profit decrease.

International, Foodservice, and Natural Foods

Net sales for the International, Foodservice, and Natural Foods segment decreased 6 percent in the third quarter of 2014, compared to the third quarter of 2013. Excluding the impact of Enray, Cumberland, and foreign exchange, segment net sales decreased 11 percent. The net sales decrease was driven by the exited portions of our hot beverage and Smucker’s Uncrustables frozen sandwich businesses with foodservice customers, the previously discussed unplanned trade spending accrual adjustment of approximately $10.0, and unfavorable sales mix. Segment volume decreased 2 percent, excluding the impact of Enray and Cumberland, as increases in the Robin Hood and Five Roses® brands in Canada were more than offset by the impact of the exited foodservice businesses.

Segment profit decreased $5.0, or 10 percent, in the third quarter of 2014, compared to the third quarter of 2013, due to the trade spending accrual adjustment, the lost profit on the exited foodservice businesses, and an increase in marketing expenses. Foreign exchange also negatively impacted segment profit. Overall commodity costs were lower in the third quarter of 2014, compared to the third quarter of 2013. The additions of Enray and Cumberland were not significant to segment profit in the third quarter of 2014.

Net sales for the International, Foodservice, and Natural Foods segment decreased 7 percent in the first nine months of 2014, compared to the first nine months of 2013. Excluding the impact of the Enray and Cumberland businesses and foreign exchange, segment net sales decreased 10 percent. Segment volume decreased 6 percent, excluding the impact of Enray and Cumberland, in the first nine months of 2014, compared to the first nine months of 2013, primarily due to the impact of the exited portions of our hot beverage and Smucker’s Uncrustables frozen sandwich businesses with foodservice customers and planned declines in Santa Cruz Organic lemonades. Lower net price realization, the trade spending accrual adjustment, and unfavorable sales mix also contributed to the decrease in net sales.

The International, Foodservice, and Natural Foods segment profit decreased $13.1, or 9 percent, in the first nine months of 2014, compared to the first nine months of 2013, primarily due to the trade spending accrual adjustment, the impact of the exited portions of our hot beverage and Smucker’s Uncrustables frozen sandwich businesses, and increased marketing expenses. Commodity costs were a net benefit to segment profit as lower costs were not entirely offset by lower net price realization.

 

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Financial Condition – Liquidity and Capital Resources

Liquidity

On an annual basis, our principal source of funds is cash generated from operations, supplemented by borrowings against our revolving credit facility. Total cash and cash equivalents at January 31, 2014, were $168.6, compared to $256.4 at April 30, 2013.

We typically expect a significant use of cash to fund working capital requirements during the first half of each fiscal year, primarily due to the buildup of inventories to support the Fall Bake and Holiday period, the additional increase of coffee inventory in advance of the Atlantic hurricane season, and seasonal fruit procurement. We expect cash provided by operations in the second half of the fiscal year to significantly exceed the amount in the first half of the year, upon completion of the Fall Bake and Holiday period. Cash provided by operating activities in the third quarter of 2014 was $421.1, as compared to $168.0 provided through the first half of 2014. Capital expenditures for this year are expected to approximate $240.0, which reflects a decrease from our original estimate of $270.0, due to the decision to defer spending on certain projects until next year.

The following table presents selected cash flow information.

 

     Nine Months Ended January 31,  
     2014     2013  

Net cash provided by operating activities

   $ 589.1      $ 683.6   

Net cash used for investing activities

     (257.2     (126.2

Net cash used for financing activities

     (405.2     (347.2
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

   $ 589.1      $ 683.6   

Additions to property, plant, and equipment

     (148.9     (146.5
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Free cash flow (1)

   $ 440.2      $ 537.1   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

(1) Free cash flow is a non-GAAP measure used by management to evaluate the amount of cash available for debt repayment, dividend distribution, acquisition opportunities, share repurchases, and other corporate purposes.

Cash provided by operating activities decreased $94.5 in the first nine months of 2014, compared to the first nine months of 2013, primarily due to an increase in the cash required to fund working capital. The increase was mainly a result of a decline in accounts payable, as well as an increase in trade receivables during the first nine months of 2014, as compared to the prior year.

Cash used for investing activities increased $131.0 in the first nine months of 2014, compared to the first nine months of 2013, primarily due to the net use of cash of $101.8 related to the acquisitions of Enray and Silocaf of New Orleans, Inc. during the second quarter.

Cash used for financing activities increased $58.0 in the first nine months of 2014, compared to the first nine months of 2013, primarily due to a $51.5 increase in the cash used to repurchase common shares.

 

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Capital Resources

The following table presents our capital structure.

 

     January 31, 2014      April 30, 2013  

Current portion of long-term debt

   $ 150.0       $ 50.0   

Long-term debt, less current portion

     1,879.4         1,967.8   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total debt

   $ 2,029.4       $ 2,017.8   

Shareholders’ equity

     5,204.8         5,148.8   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total capital

   $ 7,234.2       $ 7,166.6   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

On September 6, 2013, we entered into an amended and restated credit agreement with a group of eleven banks. The credit facility, which amended and restated our $1.0 billion credit agreement dated as of July 29, 2011, provides for a revolving credit line of $1.5 billion and extends the maturity to September 6, 2018. Borrowings under the revolving credit facility bear interest based on the prevailing U.S. Prime Rate, Canadian Base Rate, London Interbank Offered Rate, or Canadian Dealer Offered Rate, based on our election. Interest is payable either on a quarterly basis or at the end of the borrowing term. The $207.0 balance outstanding under the revolving credit facility at October 31, 2013, was paid during the third quarter and at January 31, 2014, we did not have a balance outstanding under the revolving credit facility.

Our debt instruments contain certain financial covenant restrictions including consolidated net worth, a leverage ratio, and an interest coverage ratio. We are in compliance with all covenants.

During the third quarter of 2014, we repurchased 0.6 million common shares for $61.4. As of January 31, 2014, we had approximately 2.9 million common shares remaining available for repurchase under our Board of Directors’ most recent authorization in January 2013. On February 19, 2014, we entered into a Rule 10b5-1 trading plan (the “Plan”) to facilitate the potential repurchase of nearly all of the remaining 2.9 million common shares authorized for repurchase. Purchases under the Plan commenced on February 19, 2014, and the Plan expires on August 19, 2014. Purchases will be transacted by a broker based upon the guidelines and parameters of the Plan. There is no guarantee as to the exact number of shares that may be repurchased or when such purchases may occur.

From February 19, 2014 through February 26, 2014, we repurchased 1.9 million common shares for $182.8. Approximately 1.0 million common shares remain available for repurchase under the Plan.

Absent any material acquisitions or other significant investments, we believe that cash on hand, combined with cash provided by operations and borrowings available under our credit facility, will be sufficient to meet cash requirements for the next 12 months, including capital expenditures, the payment of quarterly dividends, interest and principal on debt outstanding, and share repurchases. As of January 31, 2014, approximately $144.2 of total cash and cash equivalents was held by our international subsidiaries. We do not intend to repatriate these funds to meet these obligations. Should we repatriate these funds, we will be required to provide taxes based on the applicable U.S. tax rates net of any foreign tax credit consideration.

 

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Non-GAAP Measures

We use non-GAAP financial measures including: net sales adjusted for the noncomparable impact of the Enray acquisition, the Cumberland distribution agreement, and foreign exchange; gross profit, operating income, income, and income per diluted share, excluding special project costs; and free cash flow, as key measures for purposes of evaluating performance internally. We believe that these measures provide useful information to investors because they are the measures we use to evaluate performance on a comparable year-over-year basis. The special project costs relate to specific restructuring, merger and integration, and pension settlement projects that are each nonrecurring in nature and can significantly affect the year-over-year assessment of operating results. These non-GAAP financial measures are not intended to replace the presentation of financial results in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”). Rather, the presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures supplements other metrics we use to internally evaluate our businesses and facilitate the comparison of past and present operations and liquidity. These non-GAAP financial measures may not be comparable to similar measures used by other companies and may exclude certain nondiscretionary expenses and cash payments. The following table reconciles certain non-GAAP financial measures to the comparable GAAP financial measure. See page 26 for a reconciliation of free cash flow to the comparable GAAP financial measure.

 

     Three Months Ended January 31,     Nine Months Ended January 31,  
     2014     2013     2014     2013  

Reconciliation to gross profit:

        

Gross profit

   $ 545.2      $ 536.2      $ 1,590.7      $ 1,547.9   

Cost of products sold – restructuring and merger and integration

     2.9        1.2        6.7        7.6   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Gross profit excluding special project costs

   $ 548.1      $ 537.4      $ 1,597.4      $ 1,555.5   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Reconciliation to operating income:

        

Operating income

   $ 263.5      $ 258.3      $ 727.6      $ 696.4   

Cost of products sold – restructuring and merger and integration

     2.9        1.2        6.7        7.6   

Other restructuring and merger and integration costs

     7.1        6.8        19.8        35.5   

Other special project costs

     —          —          —          6.7   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating income excluding special project costs

   $ 273.5      $ 266.3      $ 754.1      $ 746.2   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Reconciliation to net income:

        

Net income

   $ 166.7      $ 154.2      $ 446.7      $ 413.9   

Income taxes

     79.8        79.8        219.3        211.6   

Cost of products sold – restructuring and merger and integration

     2.9        1.2        6.7        7.6   

Other restructuring and merger and integration costs

     7.1        6.8        19.8        35.5   

Other special project costs

     —          —          —          6.7   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income before income taxes, excluding special project costs

   $ 256.5      $ 242.0      $ 692.5      $ 675.3   

Income taxes, as adjusted

     83.0        82.7        228.0        228.5   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income excluding special project costs

   $ 173.5      $ 159.3      $ 464.5      $ 446.8   

Weighted-average shares – assuming dilution

     104,805,369        108,491,922        105,308,655        109,380,394   

Income per common share excluding special project costs – assuming dilution

   $ 1.66      $ 1.47      $ 4.41      $ 4.08   

 

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Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements and Contractual Obligations

We do not have material off-balance sheet arrangements, financings, or other relationships with unconsolidated entities or other persons, also known as variable interest entities. Transactions with related parties are in the ordinary course of business and not material to our results of operations, financial condition, or cash flows.

The following table summarizes our contractual obligations by fiscal year at January 31, 2014.

 

     Total      2014      2015-2016      2017-2018      2019 and
beyond
 

Long-term debt obligations, including current portion

   $ 2,000.0       $ 50.0       $ 199.0       $ 75.0       $ 1,676.0   

Interest payments

     582.4         25.2         176.2         161.3         219.7   

Operating lease obligations

     82.7         6.2         29.1         27.9         19.5   

Purchase obligations

     837.1         469.4         367.7         —           —     

Other liabilities

     278.9         9.2         50.1         15.3         204.3   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

   $ 3,781.1       $ 560.0       $ 822.1       $ 279.5       $ 2,119.5   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Long-term debt obligations, including current portion and interest payments in the above table exclude the impact of any interest rate swaps or offering discounts. Purchase obligations include agreements that are enforceable and legally bind us to purchase goods or services. Included in this category are certain obligations related to normal, ongoing purchase obligations in which we have guaranteed payment to ensure availability of raw materials and packaging supplies. We expect to receive consideration for these purchase obligations in the form of materials. These purchase obligations do not represent the entire anticipated purchases in the future, but represent only those items for which we are contractually obligated. Other liabilities in the above table mainly consist of projected commitments associated with our defined benefit pension plans and other postretirement benefits. The table excludes the liability for unrecognized tax benefits and tax-related net interest and penalties of approximately $27.9 under Financial Accounting Standards Board Accounting Standards Codification 740, Income Taxes, since we are unable to reasonably estimate the timing of cash settlements with the respective taxing authorities.

 

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Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk.

We are exposed to market risk related to changes in interest rates, foreign currency exchange rates, and commodity prices.

Interest Rate Risk: The fair value of our cash and short-term investment portfolio at January 31, 2014, approximates carrying value. Exposure to interest rate risk on our long-term debt is mitigated due to fixed-rate maturities.

We utilize derivative instruments, at times, to manage changes in the fair value of our debt. Interest rate swaps mitigate the risk associated with the underlying hedged item. At the inception of the contract, the instrument is evaluated and documented for hedge accounting treatment. If the contract is designated as a cash flow hedge, the mark-to-market gains or losses on the swap are deferred and included as a component of accumulated other comprehensive loss to the extent effective, and reclassified to interest expense in the period during which the hedged transaction affects earnings. If the contract is designated as a fair value hedge, the swap would be recognized at fair value on the balance sheet and changes in the fair value would be recognized in interest expense.

We entered into an interest rate swap in the second quarter of 2014 on a portion of fixed-rate Senior Notes in an effort to achieve a mix of variable versus fixed-rate debt under currently favorable market conditions.

Based on our overall interest rate exposure as of and during the nine-month period ended January 31, 2014, including the impact of derivatives and other instruments sensitive to interest rates, a hypothetical 10 percent movement in interest rates would not materially affect our results of operations. In measuring interest rate risk by the amount of net change in the fair value of our financial liabilities, a hypothetical 1 percent decrease in interest rates at January 31, 2014, would increase the fair value of our long-term debt by approximately $89.3.

Foreign Currency Exchange Risk: We have operations outside the U.S. with foreign currency denominated assets and liabilities, primarily denominated in Canadian currency. Because we have foreign currency denominated assets and liabilities, financial exposure may result, primarily from the timing of transactions and the movement of exchange rates. The foreign currency balance sheet exposures as of January 31, 2014, are not expected to result in a significant impact on future earnings or cash flows.

We utilize foreign currency exchange forwards and options contracts to manage the price volatility of foreign currency exchange fluctuations on future cash transactions. The contracts generally have maturities of less than one year. Instruments currently used to manage foreign currency exchange exposures do not meet the requirements for hedge accounting treatment and the change in value of these instruments is immediately recognized in cost of products sold. If the contract qualifies for hedge accounting treatment, to the extent the hedge is deemed effective, the associated mark-to-market gains and losses are deferred and included as a component of accumulated other comprehensive loss. These gains or losses are reclassified to earnings in the period the contract is executed. Based on our hedged foreign currency positions as of January 31, 2014, a hypothetical 10 percent change in exchange rates would not result in a material loss of fair value.

Revenues from customers outside the U.S., subject to foreign currency exchange, represented approximately 8 percent of net sales during the nine-month period ended January 31, 2014. Thus, certain revenues and expenses have been, and are expected to be, subject to the effect of foreign currency fluctuations, and these fluctuations may have an impact on operating results.

Commodity Price Risk: We use certain raw materials and other commodities that are subject to price volatility caused by supply and demand conditions, political and economic variables, weather, investor speculation, and other unpredictable factors. To manage the volatility related to anticipated commodity purchases, we use futures and options with maturities of generally less than one year. Certain of these instruments are designated as cash flow hedges. The mark-to-market gains or losses on qualifying hedges are included in accumulated other comprehensive loss to the extent effective and reclassified to cost of products sold in the period during which the hedged transaction affects earnings. The mark-to-market gains or losses on nonqualifying, excluded, and ineffective portions of hedges are recognized in cost of products sold immediately.

 

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The following sensitivity analysis presents our potential loss of fair value resulting from a hypothetical 10 percent change in market prices related to raw material commodities.

 

     January 31, 2014      April 30, 2013  

High

   $ 14.3       $ 34.0   

Low

     5.3         7.6   

Average

     9.5         20.7   

The estimated fair value was determined using quoted market prices and was based on our net derivative position by commodity for the previous four quarters. The calculations are not intended to represent actual losses in fair value that we expect to incur. In practice, as markets move, we actively manage our risk and adjust hedging strategies as appropriate. The commodities hedged have a high inverse correlation to price changes of the derivative commodity instrument; thus, we would expect that any gain or loss in the estimated fair value of its derivatives would generally be offset by an increase or decrease in the estimated fair value of the underlying exposures.

 

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Certain Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements included in this Quarterly Report contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities laws. The forward-looking statements may include statements concerning our current expectations, estimates, assumptions, and beliefs concerning future events, conditions, plans, and strategies that are not historical fact. Any statement that is not historical in nature is a forward-looking statement and may be identified by the use of words and phrases such as “expects,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “will,” “plans,” and similar phrases.

Federal securities laws provide a safe harbor for forward-looking statements to encourage companies to provide prospective information. We are providing this cautionary statement in connection with the safe harbor provisions. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements as such statements are by nature subject to risks, uncertainties, and other factors, many of which are outside of our control and could cause actual results to differ materially from such statements and from our historical results and experience. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

   

volatility of commodity markets from which raw materials, particularly green coffee beans, peanuts, soybean oil, wheat, milk, corn, and sugar, are procured and the related impact on costs;

 

   

risks associated with derivative and purchasing strategies we employ to manage commodity pricing risks, including the risk that such strategies could result in significant losses and adversely impact our liquidity;

 

   

crude oil price trends and their impact on transportation, energy, and packaging costs;

 

   

our ability to successfully implement and realize the full benefit of price changes that are intended to fully recover cost including the competitive, retailer, and consumer response, and the impact of the timing of the price changes to profits and cash flow in a particular period;

 

   

the success and cost of introducing new products and the competitive response;

 

   

the success and cost of marketing and sales programs and strategies intended to promote growth in our businesses;

 

   

general competitive activity in the market, including competitors’ pricing practices and promotional spending levels;

 

   

our ability to successfully integrate acquired and merged businesses in a timely and cost-effective manner;

 

   

the successful completion of our restructuring programs and the ability to realize anticipated savings and other potential benefits within the time frames currently contemplated;

 

   

the impact of food security concerns involving either our products or our competitors’ products;

 

   

the impact of accidents, extreme weather, and natural disasters, including crop failures and storm damage;

 

   

the concentration of certain of our businesses with key customers and suppliers, including single-source suppliers of certain key raw materials, such as packaging for our Folgers coffee products, and finished goods, such as K-Cup packs, and the ability to manage and maintain key relationships;

 

   

the loss of significant customers, a substantial reduction in orders from these customers, or the bankruptcy of any such customer;

 

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changes in consumer coffee preferences and other factors affecting the coffee business, which represents a substantial portion of our business;

 

   

a change in outlook or downgrade in our public credit rating by a rating agency;

 

   

our ability to obtain any required financing on a timely basis and on acceptable terms;

 

   

the timing and amount of capital expenditures, share repurchases, and restructuring costs;

 

   

impairments in the carrying value of goodwill, other intangible assets, or other long-lived assets or changes in useful lives of other intangible assets;

 

   

the impact of new or changes to existing governmental laws and regulations and their application;

 

   

the impact of future legal, regulatory, or market measures regarding climate change;

 

   

the outcome of current and future tax examinations, changes in tax laws, and other tax matters, and their related impact on our tax positions;

 

   

foreign currency and interest rate fluctuations;

 

   

political or economic disruption;

 

   

other factors affecting share prices and capital markets generally; and

 

   

risks related to other factors described under “Risk Factors” in other reports and statements we have filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K.

Readers are cautioned not to unduly rely on such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made, when evaluating the information presented in this Quarterly Report. We do not undertake any obligation to update or revise these forward-looking statements to reflect new events or circumstances.

 

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Item 4. Controls and Procedures.

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures. Our management, including our principal executive officer and principal financial officer, evaluated the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rule 13a-15(e) or 15d-15(e) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”)) as of January 31, 2014 (the “Evaluation Date”). Based on that evaluation, our principal executive officer and principal financial officer have concluded that, as of the Evaluation Date, our disclosure controls and procedures were effective in ensuring that information required to be disclosed in reports that we file or submit under the Exchange Act is (1) recorded, processed, summarized, and reported within the time periods specified in Securities and Exchange Commission rules and forms, and (2) accumulated and communicated to management, including the chief executive officer and chief financial officer, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

Changes in Internal Controls. There were no changes in our internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the quarter ended January 31, 2014, that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

 

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PART II. OTHER INFORMATION

Item 1A. Risk Factors.

Our business, operations, and financial condition are subject to various risks and uncertainties. The risk factors described in “Part I, Item 1A. Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended April 30, 2013, as revised in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended July 31, 2013, should be carefully considered, together with the other information contained or incorporated by reference in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and in our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, in connection with evaluating the Company, our business, and the forward-looking statements contained in this Quarterly Report. Additional risks and uncertainties not presently known to us or that we currently deem immaterial also may affect us. The occurrence of any of these known or unknown risks could have a material adverse impact on our business, financial condition, and results of operations.

 

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

 

(a) Not applicable.

 

(b) Not applicable.

 

(c) Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities

 

     (a)      (b)      (c)      (d)  

Period

   Total Number of
Shares
Purchased
     Average Price
Paid Per Share
     Total Number of
Shares Purchased
as Part of Publicly
Announced Plans
or Programs
     Maximum Number (or
Approximate Dollar
Value) of Shares That
May Yet Be Purchased
Under the P