bpg10q05022014.htm


SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C.  20549
 
FORM 10-Q
 
 [X]     Quarterly Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
 
For the quarterly period ended March 29, 2014
or
 [   ]     Transition Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
  
  
Commission File Number 001-35672
BERRY PLASTICS GROUP, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
   
Delaware
20-5234618
(State or other jurisdiction  
of incorporation or organization)
(IRS employer  
identification number)
101 Oakley Street  
Evansville, Indiana
  
47710
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip code)
  
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:  (812) 424-2904  
  
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
 
   
Title of Each Class
Name of Each Exchange on Which Registered
Common Stock, $0.01 par value per share
New York Stock Exchange
 
  
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 such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) have been subject to such filing requirements for 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, accelerated filer, or non-accelerated filer.  See definition of “accelerated filer and large accelerated filer” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):          
      Large accelerated filer [     ]           Accelerated filer [    ]              Non-accelerated filer [  X  ] Small reporting company [    ] 
  
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934).    Yes[    ]   No[ X ]  
 
As of May 2, 2014, there were approximately 117.2 million shares of the registrant’s common stock outstanding.
 
 
 
 

 
 
CAUTIONARY STATEMENT CONCERNING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
 
This Form 10-Q includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"), with respect to our financial condition, results of operations and business and our expectations or beliefs concerning future events.  The forward-looking statements include, in particular, statements about our plans, strategies and prospects under the heading "Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations".  You can identify forward-looking statements because they contain words such as “believes,” “expects,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “would,” “could,” “seeks,” “approximately,” “intends,” “plans,” “estimates,”  “outlook,” or “anticipates” or similar expressions that relate to our strategy, plans or intentions.  All statements we make relating to our estimated and projected earnings, margins, costs, expenditures, cash flows, growth rates and financial results or to our expectations regarding future industry trends are forward-looking statements.  In addition, we, through our senior management, from time to time make forward-looking public statements concerning our expected future operations and performance and other developments.  These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may change at any time, and, therefore, our actual results may differ materially from those that we expected.  We derive many of our forward-looking statements from our operating budgets and forecasts, which are based upon many detailed assumptions.  While we believe that our assumptions are reasonable, we caution that it is very difficult to predict the impact of known factors, and it is impossible for us to anticipate all factors that could affect our actual results.  All forward-looking statements are based upon information available to us on the date of this Form 10-Q. 
 
All forward-looking information and subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to us, or to persons acting on our behalf, are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements.  Some of the factors that we believe could affect our results include: 
 
risks associated with our substantial indebtedness and debt service; 
changes in prices and availability of resin and other raw materials and our ability to pass on changes in raw material prices on a timely basis; 
performance of our business and future operating results; 
risks related to our acquisition strategy and integration of acquired businesses; 
reliance on unpatented know-how and trade secrets; 
increases in the cost of compliance with laws and regulations, including environmental, safety, and production and product laws and regulations; 
risks related to disruptions in the overall economy and the financial markets that may adversely impact our business; 
catastrophic loss of one of our key manufacturing facilities, natural disasters, and other unplanned business interruptions; 
risks of competition, including foreign competition, in our existing and future markets; 
general business and economic conditions, particularly an economic downturn; 
risks that our restructuring program may entail greater implementation costs or result in lower cost savings than anticipated;
the ability of our insurance to cover fully our potential exposures; and
the other factors discussed in our most recent Form 10-K in the section titled “Risk Factors.” 
 
We caution readers that the foregoing list of important factors may not contain all of the material factors that are important to you.  In addition, in light of these risks and uncertainties, the matters referred to in the forward-looking statements contained in this Form 10-Q may not in fact occur.  Accordingly, investors should not place undue reliance on those statements.  We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as otherwise required by law. 
 
Readers should carefully review the factors discussed in our most recent Form 10-K in the section titled “Risk Factors” and other risk factors identified from time to time in our periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”).  We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect changes in underlying assumptions or factors, new information, future events or other changes.
 
 
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Berry Plastics Group, Inc.
Form 10-Q Index
For Quarterly Period Ended March 29, 2014  
 

     
Page No.
Part I.
Financial Information
 
Item 1.
Financial Statements:
 
   
   
   
   
   
 
Item 2.
 
Item 3.
 
Item 4.
Part II.
Other Information
 
Item 1.
 
Item 1A.
 
Item 2.
 
Item 3.
 
Item 4.
 
Item 5.
 
Item 6.
 

 
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Item 1.     Financial Statements
Berry Plastics Group, Inc.
Consolidated Balance Sheets
 (in millions of dollars, except per share data)
   
March 29,
2014
   
September 28, 2013
 
Assets
 
(Unaudited)
 
       
Current assets:
           
Cash and cash equivalents
  $ 126     $ 142  
Accounts receivable (less allowance of $3 at March 29, 2014 and September 28, 2013)
    470       449  
           Inventories:
               
Finished goods
    358       335  
Raw materials and supplies
    268       240  
      626       575  
Deferred income taxes
    255       139  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets
    39       32  
Total current assets
    1,516       1,337  
Property, plant, and equipment, net
    1,316       1,266  
Goodwill, intangible assets and deferred costs, net
    2,523       2,520  
Other assets
    12       12  
Total assets
  $ 5,367     $ 5,135  
 
Liabilities and stockholders’ equity (deficit)
               
 
Current liabilities:
               
Accounts payable
  $ 430     $ 337  
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities
    325       276  
Current portion of long-term debt
    77       71  
Total current liabilities
    832       684  
Long-term debt, less current portion
    3,866       3,875  
Deferred income taxes
    497       385  
Other long-term liabilities
    307       387  
Total liabilities
    5,502       5,331  
Commitments and contingencies
               
Non-controlling interest
    12        
Stockholders’ equity (deficit):
               
Common stock; ($0.01 par value;  400,000,000 shares authorized; 117,165,831 shares issued and 117,095,347 shares outstanding as of March 29, 2014; 115,895,927 issued and 115,825,443 outstanding as of September 28, 2013)
    1       1  
Additional paid-in capital
    355       322  
Non-controlling interest
    3       3  
Accumulated deficit
    (486 )     (504 )
Accumulated other comprehensive loss
    (20 )     (18 )
Total stockholders’ equity (deficit)
    (147 )     (196 )
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity (deficit)
  $ 5,367     $ 5,135  
 
See notes to consolidated financial statements.

 
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Berry Plastics Group, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income (Loss)
(Unaudited)
(in millions of dollars, except per share data)
 
 
   
Quarterly Period Ended
   
Two Quarterly Periods Ended
 
   
March 29, 2014
   
March 30, 2013
   
March 29, 2014
   
March 30, 2013
 
Net sales
  $ 1,210     $ 1,150     $ 2,350     $ 2,222  
Costs and expenses:
                               
Cost of goods sold
    1,023       936       1,987       1,831  
Selling, general and administrative
    82       75       159       152  
Amortization of intangibles
    25       27       51       54  
Restructuring and impairment charges
    3       1       13       6  
Operating income
    77       111       140       179  
Debt extinguishment
    2       48       2       64  
Other income, net
          (1 )     (1 )     (4 )
Interest expense, net
    57       61       112       131  
Income (loss) before income taxes
    18       3       27       (12 )
Income tax expense (benefit)
    6       2       9       (3 )
Consolidated net income (loss)
    12       1       18       (9 )
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests
                       
Net income (loss) attributable to the Company
  $ 12     $ 1     $ 18     $ (9 )
 
Comprehensive income (loss)
  $ 11     $ (4 )   $ 16     $ (11 )
 
 
 
Net income (loss) per share:
                       
Basic
  $ 0.10     $ 0.01     $ 0.15     $ (0.08 )
Diluted
    0.10       0.01       0.15       (0.08 )
Outstanding weighted-average shares:
(in thousands)
                               
Basic
    116,590       113,034       116,261       112,193  
Diluted
    121,699       118,197       120,543       112,193  
 
 
     
See notes to consolidated financial statements.

 
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Berry Plastics Group, Inc.
Consolidated Statement of Changes in Stockholders’ Equity (Deficit)
For the Two Quarterly Periods Ended March 29, 2014 and March 30, 2013
(Unaudited)
(in millions of dollars)
 
   
Common Stock
   
Additional Paid-in Capital
   
Notes Receivable-Common Stock
   
Non-controlling Interest
   
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss
   
Accumulated Deficit
   
Total
 
Balance at September 29, 2012
  $ 1     $ 131     $ (2 )   $ 3     $ (47 )   $ (561 )   $ (475 )
Proceeds from issuance of common stock
          4                               4  
Stock compensation expense
          5                               5  
Repayment of note receivable
                1                         1  
Termination of redeemable shares redemption requirement
          23        —                         23  
Proceeds from initial public offering
          438                               438  
Initial obligation under tax receivable agreement
          (300 )      —                         (300 )
Derivative amortization
                            2             2  
Interest rate hedge, net of tax
                            (2 )           (2 )
Net loss
                                  (9 )     (9 )
Currency translation
                            (2 )           (2 )
Balance at March 30, 2013
  $ 1     $ 301     $ (1 )   $ 3     $ (49 )   $ (570 )   $ (315 )
 
Balance at September 28, 2013
  $ 1     $ 322     $     $ 3     $ (18 )   $ (504 )   $ (196 )
Proceeds from issuance of common stock
          10                               10  
Stock compensation expense
          10                               10  
Obligation under tax receivable agreement             13        —        —        —        —        13  
Net income
                                  18       18  
Interest rate hedge, net of tax
                            2             2  
Currency translation
                            (4 )           (4 )
Balance at March 29, 2014
  $ 1     $ 355     $     $ 3     $ (20 )   $ (486 )   $ (147 )
 
See notes to consolidated financial statements.

 
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Berry Plastics Group, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(Unaudited)
(in millions of dollars)
 
   
Two Quarterly Periods Ended
 
   
March 29,
2014
   
March 30,
2013
 
Cash Flows from Operating Activities:
           
Consolidated Net income (loss)
  $ 18     $ (9 )
Adjustments to reconcile net cash provided by operating activities:
               
Depreciation
    119       118  
Amortization of intangibles
    51       54  
Non-cash interest expense
    4       8  
Deferred income tax
    10       (3 )
Debt extinguishment
    2       64  
Stock compensation expense
    10       5  
Impairment of long-lived assets
    2        
Other non-cash items
          (3 )
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
               
Accounts receivable, net
    (8 )     (1 )
Inventories
    (35 )     (73 )
Prepaid expenses and other assets
    1       13  
Accounts payable and other liabilities
    76       (8 )
Net cash from operating activities
    250       165  
 
Cash Flows from Investing Activities:
               
Additions to property, plant and equipment
    (114 )     (107 )
Proceeds from sale of assets
    1       2  
Acquisition of businesses, net of cash acquired
    (96 )     (20 )
Net cash from investing activities
    (209 )     (125 )
 
Cash Flows from Financing Activities:
               
Proceeds from long-term borrowings
    1,126       1,392  
Repayments on long-term borrowings
    (1,150 )     (1,902 )
Proceeds from issuance of common stock
    10       4  
Repayment of notes receivable
          1  
Payment of tax receivable agreement
    (32 )     (5 )
Debt financing costs
    (11 )     (39 )
Proceeds from initial public offering
          438  
Net cash from financing activities
    (57 )     (111 )
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash
           
Net change in cash
    (16 )     (71 )
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period
    142       87  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period
  $ 126     $ 16  
 
See notes to consolidated financial statements.

 
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Berry Plastics Group, Inc.
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements
(Unaudited)
(tables in millions of dollars, except per share data)
 
1.  Background
 
Berry Plastics Group, Inc. (“Berry” or the “Company”) is a leading provider of value-added plastic consumer packaging and engineered materials with a track record of delivering high-quality customized solutions to our customers.  Representative examples of our products include drink cups, thin-wall containers, bottles, specialty closures, prescription vials, specialty films, adhesives and corrosion protection materials.  We sell our solutions predominantly into consumer-oriented end-markets, such as food and beverage, healthcare and personal care.   
 
2.  Basis of Presentation
 
Berry, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries operates in four primary segments:  Rigid Open Top, Rigid Closed Top, Engineered Materials, and Flexible Packaging.  The Company’s customers are located principally throughout the United States, without significant concentration in any one region or with any one customer.  The accompanying unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements of the Company have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“GAAP”) pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission for interim reporting.  Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by GAAP for complete financial statements.  In the opinion of management, all adjustments (consisting of normal recurring adjustments) considered necessary for a fair presentation have been included.  Operating results for the periods presented are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the full fiscal year.  For further information, refer to the consolidated financial statements and footnotes thereto included in the Company’s most recent Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  All intercompany transactions have been eliminated.  The Company issued financial statements by filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission and has evaluated subsequent events up to the time of the filing.
 
In October 2012, the Company completed an initial public offering.  The proceeds, net of transaction fees, of $438 million and cash from operations were used to repurchase $455 million of 11% Senior Subordinated Notes.  In connection with the initial public offering, the Company entered into an income tax receivable agreement that provides for the payment to pre-initial public offering stockholders, option holders and holders of our stock appreciation rights, 85% of the amount of cash savings, if any, in U.S. federal, foreign, state and local income tax that are actually realized (or are deemed to be realized in the case of a change of control) as a result of the utilization of our and our subsidiaries’ net operating losses attributable to periods prior to the initial public offering.  For further information regarding fiscal 2013 transactions, refer to the consolidated financial statements and footnotes thereto included in the Company’s most recent Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
 
Secondary Public Offering
 
In February 2014, we completed a secondary public offering in which certain funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC (“Apollo”) sold 9.0 million shares of common stock at $22.77 per share.  The selling stockholders received proceeds from the offering of $205 million.  The Company received no proceeds and incurred fees of approximately $1 million related to this offering.  Following this offering, Apollo’s ownership was approximately 21%.
 
Other Related Party Transactions
 
In connection with the term loan refinancing Berry Plastics Corporation entered into in January 2014 (see Note 6), the Company paid a $1 million underwriting fee to Apollo Global Securities, LLC, an affiliate of Apollo that served as a manager of the offering.
 
3.  Acquisition
 
Graphic Packaging’s Flexible Plastics and Films
 
In September 2013, the Company acquired Graphic Packaging’s flexible plastics and films business (“Graphic”) for a purchase price of $61 million, net of cash acquired.  Graphic is a producer of wraps, films, pouches, and bags for the food, medical, industrial, personal care, and pet food markets.  The newly acquired business is operated in the Company’s Flexible Packaging Division.  To finance the purchase, the Company used existing liquidity.  The Graphic acquisition has been accounted for under the purchase method of accounting, and accordingly, the purchase price has been allocated to the identifiable assets and liabilities based on estimated fair values at the acquisition date.  The Company has not finalized the purchase price allocation to the fair values of fixed assets and intangibles.
 
 
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Qingdao P&B Co., Ltd
 
In January 2014, the Company acquired the controlling interest (75%) of Qingdao P&B Co., Ltd (“P&B”) for a purchase price of $35 million, net of cash acquired.  P&B utilizes thermoform, injection, and automated assembly manufacturing processes to produce products for multiple markets across China as well as globally, most predominately serving the food and personal care markets.  P&B is operated in the Flexible Packaging Division.  To finance the purchase, the Company used existing liquidity.  The P&B acquisition has been accounted for under the purchase method of accounting, and accordingly, the purchase price has been allocated to the identifiable assets and liabilities based on estimated fair values at the acquisition date.  The Company has not finalized the purchase price allocation to the fair values of fixed assets, intangibles and deferred income taxes.  As part of the P&B acquisition, the minority interest holder has a put option, and the Company has a call option on the remaining 25% interest in P&B that becomes effective three years from the date of purchase.  Upon execution of the put or call option, the purchase price for the remaining equity interest will be determined based on the fair value at the date of execution.  The minority interest of P&B is recorded in temporary equity and will be carried at fair value with adjustments in the fair value being recorded in Additional paid-in capital.  The Company recorded $12 million in Non-controlling interest on the Consolidated Balance Sheets as the initial fair value of the non-controlling shareholder interest.
 
4.  Restructuring and Impairment Charges
 
In November 2013, the Company initiated a cost reduction plan designed to deliver meaningful cost savings and improved equipment utilization. This plan will result in several plant rationalizations.  These costs will consist of one-time costs associated with facility consolidation, including severance and termination benefits, other costs associated with exiting facilities and non-cash asset impairment charges.
 
   
Quarterly Period Ended
   
Two Quarterly Periods Ended
 
   
March 29,
2014
   
March 30, 2013
   
March 29, 2014
   
March 30, 2013
 
Rigid Open Top
                       
Severance and termination benefits
  $ 1     $     $ 2     $ 1  
Total
  $ 1     $     $ 2     $ 1  
Rigid Closed Top
                               
Severance and termination benefits
  $     $ 1     $     $ 2  
Facility exit costs and other
    1             1       1  
Asset impairment
                       
Total
  $ 1     $ 1     $ 1     $ 3  
Engineered Materials
                               
Severance and termination benefits
  $ 1     $     $ 2     $ 1  
Facility exit costs and other
                       
Asset impairment
                2        
Total
  $ 1     $     $ 4     $ 1  
Flexible Packaging
                               
Severance and termination benefits
  $     $     $ 3     $  
Facility exit costs and other
                3       1  
Asset impairment
                       
Total
  $       $     $ 6     $ 1  
Consolidated
                               
Severance and termination benefits
  $ 2     $ 1     $ 7     $ 4  
Facility exit costs and other
    1             4       2  
Asset impairment
                2        
Total
  $ 3     $ 1     $ 13     $ 6  
 
 
 
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The table below sets forth the activity with respect to the restructuring accrual at September 28, 2013 and March 29, 2014:
 
   
Severance and termination benefits
   
Facilities exit costs and other
   
 
 
Non-cash
   
 
 
Total
 
Balance at September 29, 2012
  $ 4     $ 3     $     $ 7  
Charges
    5       3       6       14  
Non-cash asset impairment
                (6 )     (6 )
Cash payments
    (7 )     (4 )           (11 )
Balance at September 28, 2013
    2       2             4  
Charges
    7       4       2       13  
Non-cash asset impairment
                (2 )     (2 )
Cash payments
    (3 )     (4 )           (7 )
Balance at March 29, 2014
  $ 6     $ 2     $     $ 8  
 
 
5.  Accrued Expenses, Other Current Liabilities and Other Long-Term Liabilities
 
The following table sets forth the totals included in Accrued expenses and other current liabilities on the Consolidated Balance Sheets.
 
   
March 29,
2014
   
September 28, 2013
 
Employee compensation, payroll and other taxes
  $ 78     $ 86  
Interest
    51       45  
Rebates
    44       55  
Tax receivable agreement obligation
    81       32  
Other
    71       58  
    $ 325     $ 276  
 
The following table sets forth the totals included in Other long-term liabilities on the Consolidated Balance Sheets.
 
   
March 29,
2014
   
September 28, 2013
 
Lease retirement obligation
  $ 28     $ 22  
Sale-lease back deferred gain
    31       32  
Pension liability
    39       43  
Tax receivable agreement obligation
    196       277  
Other
    13       13  
    $ 307     $ 387  
 
 
 
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6.  Long-Term Debt
 
Long-term debt consists of the following:
 
 
Maturity Date
 
March 29,
2014
   
September 28, 2013
 
Term loan
January 2021
  $ 1,125     $ 1,125  
Term loan
February 2020
    1,389       1,397  
Revolving line of credit
June 2016
           
9½% Second Priority Senior Secured Notes
May 2018
    500       500  
9¾% Second Priority Senior Secured Notes
January 2021
    800       800  
Senior Unsecured Term Loan
June 2014
    18       18  
Debt discount, net
      (16 )     (8 )
Capital leases and other
Various
    127       114  
        3,943       3,946  
Less current portion of long-term debt
      (77 )     (71 )
      $ 3,866     $ 3,875  
 
 
The Company’s senior secured credit facilities consist of $2.5 billion of term loans and a $650 million asset based revolving line of credit.  The availability under the revolving line of credit is the lesser of $650 million or based on a defined borrowing base which is calculated based on available accounts receivable and inventory.  The revolving line of credit allows up to $130 million of letters of credit to be issued instead of borrowings under the revolving line of credit.  At March 29, 2014, the Company had no outstanding balance on the revolving credit facility, $37 million outstanding letters of credit and a $7 million borrowing base reserve providing unused borrowing capacity of $606 million under the revolving line of credit. The Company was in compliance with all covenants as of March 29, 2014.
 
Term Loan Refinancing
 
In January 2014, the Company entered into an incremental assumption agreement to increase the commitments under Berry Plastics Corporation’s existing term loan credit agreement by $1,125 million.  Berry Plastics Corporation borrowed loans in an aggregate principal amount equal to the full amount of the commitments on such date. The incremental term loan bears interest at LIBOR plus 2.75% per annum with a LIBOR floor of 1.00%, mature in January 2021 and are subject to customary amortization. The proceeds from the incremental term loan, in addition to existing liquidity, were used to satisfy Berry Plastics Corporation’s outstanding term loan facility that was to mature in April 2015.  The Company recognized a $2 million loss on extinguishment of debt and recorded $9 million of debt discount related to this debt refinancing.
 
7.  Financial Instruments and Fair Value Measurements
 
As part of the overall risk management, the Company uses derivative instruments to reduce exposure to changes in interest rates attributed to the Company’s floating-rate borrowings.  For those derivative instruments that are designated and qualify as hedging instruments, the Company must designate the hedging instrument, based upon the exposure being hedged, as a fair value hedge, cash flow hedge, or a hedge of a net investment in a foreign operation.  To the extent hedging relationships are found to be effective, as determined by FASB guidance, changes in fair value of the derivatives are offset by changes in the fair value of the related hedged item are recorded to Accumulated other comprehensive loss.  Management believes hedge effectiveness is evaluated properly in preparation of the financial statements.
 
Cash Flow Hedging Strategy
 
For derivative instruments that are designated and qualify as cash flow hedges, the effective portion of the gain or loss on the derivative instrument is reported as a component of Accumulated other comprehensive loss and reclassified into earnings in the same line item associated with the forecasted transaction and in the same period or periods during which the hedged transaction affects earnings.
 
In November 2010, the Company entered into two separate interest rate swap transactions to manage cash flow variability associated with $1 billion of the outstanding variable rate term loan debt (the “2010 Swaps”).  The first agreement had a notional amount of $500 million and became effective in November 2010.  The agreement swapped three month variable LIBOR contracts for a fixed three year rate of 0.8925% and expired in November 2013.  The second agreement had a notional amount of $500 million and became effective in December 2010.  The agreement swapped three month variable LIBOR contracts for a fixed three year rate of 1.0235% and expired in November 2013.  In August 2011, the Company began utilizing 1-month LIBOR contracts for the underlying senior secured credit facility.  The Company’s change in interest rate selection caused the Company to lose hedge accounting on both of the interest rate swaps.  The Company recorded subsequent changes in fair value in the Consolidated Statement of Operations and amortized the unrealized losses to Interest expense through November 2013.
 
 
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In February 2013, the Company entered into an interest rate swap transaction to manage cash flow variability associated with $1 billion of outstanding variable rate term loan debt (the "2013 Swap"). The agreement swapped the greater of a three-month variable LIBOR contract or 1.00% for a fixed three-year rate of 2.355%, with an effective date in May 2016 and expiration in May 2019.  In June 2013, the Company elected to settle this derivative instrument and received $16 million as a result of this settlement.  The offset is included in Accumulated other comprehensive loss and will be amortized to Interest expense from May 2016 through May 2019, the original term of the swap agreement.
 
In March 2014, the Company entered into an interest rate swap transaction to manage cash flow variability associated with $1 billion of outstanding variable rate term loan debt (the "2014 Swap"). The agreement swapped the greater of a three-month variable LIBOR contract or 1.00% for a fixed three-year rate of 2.59%, with an effective date in February 2016 and expiration in February 2019.  The Company records changes in fair value in Accumulated other comprehensive income.
 
               
Derivatives instruments
Balance Sheet Location
 
March 29,
2014
   
September 28, 2013
 
Interest rate swap — 2014 Swap
Other assets
  $ 3     $  
Interest rate swap — 2010 Swaps
Other long-term liabilities
  $     $ 1  
 
The effect of the derivative instruments on the Consolidated Statement of Operations is as follows:
 
     
Quarterly Period Ended
   
Two Quarterly Period Ended
 
Derivatives not designated as hedging
instruments under FASB guidance
Statement of Operations Location
 
March 29,
2014
   
March 30, 2013
   
March 29,
2014
   
March 30, 2013
 
    Interest rate swap — 2010 Swaps
Other income
  $     $ (2 )   $ (1 )   $ (3 )
 
Interest expense
  $     $ 1     $ 1     $ 2  
 
Non-recurring Fair Value Measurements
 
The Company has certain assets that are measured at fair value on a non-recurring basis when impairment indicators are present.  The assets are adjusted to fair value only when the carrying values exceed the fair values.  The categorization of the framework used to price the assets is considered a Level 3, due to the subjective nature of the unobservable inputs used to determine the fair value.  These assets include primarily our definite lived and indefinite lived intangible assets, including Goodwill and our property plant and equipment.  The Company annually conducts a qualitative screen analysis for each of our reporting units to determine if it is more likely than not that a goodwill impairment exists and also performs a qualitative screen analysis to determine if any of our indefinite lived intangible assets may be impaired.  If the conclusion is that it is more likely than not that an impairment may exist, the Company will perform a step one impairment evaluation of goodwill or other indefinite lived intangibles.  Our annual analysis is performed as of the first date of the fourth quarter.  We completed this assessment in the fourth quarter of 2013 and have not recorded any impairment charges.  There were no impairment indicators for the goodwill or indefinite lived intangible assets in the current quarter.  We utilize a methodology, which leverages a six year discounted cash flow analysis with a terminal year in combination with a comparable company market approach to determine the fair value of our reporting units.
 
Included in the following table are the major categories of assets measured at fair value on a non-recurring basis as of March 29, 2014 and September 28, 2013, along with the impairment loss recognized on the fair value measurement during the period:
 
 
 
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As of March 29, 2014
   
   
Level 1
   
Level 2
   
Level 3
             
   
Quoted Prices in Active Markets for Identical Assets or Liabilities
   
Significant Other Observable Inputs
   
Significant Unobservable Inputs
   
Total
   
Two Quarterly Periods Ended
March 29, 2014 Impairment Loss
 
Indefinite-lived trademarks
  $     $     $ 207     $ 207     $  
Goodwill
                1,666       1,666        
Definite lived intangible assets
                624       624        
Property, plant, and equipment
                1,316       1,316       2  
Total
  $     $     $ 3,813     $ 3,813     $ 2  
 
 
 
   
As of September 28, 2013
 
   
Level 1
   
Level 2
   
Level 3
             
   
Quoted Prices in Active Markets for Identical Assets or Liabilities
   
Significant Other Observable Inputs
   
Significant Unobservable Inputs
   
Total
   
Fiscal 2013
 Impairment Loss
 
Indefinite-lived trademarks
  $     $     $ 207     $ 207     $  
Goodwill
                1,634       1,634        
Definite lived intangible assets
                649       649       5  
Property, plant, and equipment
                1,266       1,266        
Total
  $     $     $ 3,756     $ 3,756     $ 5  
 
Valuation of Property, Plant and Equipment and Definite Lived Intangible Assets
 
The Company periodically realigns its manufacturing operations which results in facilities being closed and equipment transferred to other facilities or equipment being scrapped.  The Company utilizes appraised values to corroborate the fair value of the facilities and has utilized a scrap value based on prior facility shut downs to estimate the fair value of the equipment, which has approximated the actual value that was received.  When impairment indicators exist, the Company will also perform an undiscounted cash flow analysis to determine the recoverability of the Company’s property, plant and equipment and definite lived intangibles.
 
The Company’s financial instruments consist primarily of cash and cash equivalents, long-term debt and capital lease obligations.  The fair value of our long-term indebtedness exceeded book value by $195 million as of March 29, 2014.  The Company’s long-term debt fair values were determined using Level 2 inputs as other significant observable inputs were not available.    
 
8.  Income Taxes
 
The effective tax rate was 34% and 27% for the quarterly period ended March 29, 2014 and March 30, 2013, respectively.  A reconciliation of income tax benefit, computed at the federal statutory rate, to income tax benefit, as provided for in the financial statements, is as follows:
 
   
Quarterly Period Ended
   
Two Quarterly Periods Ended
 
   
March 29,
2014
   
March 30, 2013
   
March 29,
2014
   
March 30, 2013
 
Income tax benefit computed at statutory rate
  $ 7     $ 1     $ 10     $ (4 )
State income tax benefit, net of federal taxes
                       
Uncertain tax position
                (1 )      
Change in valuation allowance
          1             1  
Other
    (1 )                  
Income tax expense (benefit)
 
 
  $ 6     $ 2     $ 9     $ (3 )
 
 
 
 
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9.  Operating Segments
 
Berry’s operations are organized into four reportable segments: Rigid Open Top, Rigid Closed Top, Engineered Materials, and Flexible Packaging.  The Company has manufacturing and distribution centers in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Belgium, Australia, Germany, Brazil, Malaysia, India, and the Netherlands.  The North American operation represents 96% of the Company’s net sales, 96% of total long-lived assets, and 96% of the total assets.  Selected information by reportable segment is presented in the following table: 
 
    
Quarterly Period Ended
   
Two Quarterly
Periods Ended
 
   
March 29,
2014
   
March 30, 2013
   
March 29,
2014
   
March 30, 2013
 
Net sales:
                       
Rigid Open Top
  $ 256     $ 257     $ 517     $ 516  
Rigid Closed Top
    360       353       692       666  
              Rigid Packaging
  $ 616     $ 610     $ 1,209     $ 1,182  
Engineered Materials
    368       354       710       679  
Flexible Packaging
    226       186       431       361  
Total net sales
  $ 1,210     $ 1,150     $ 2,350     $ 2,222  
Operating income:
                               
Rigid Open Top
  $ 6     $ 33     $ 19     $ 60  
Rigid Closed Top
    33       36       63       54  
              Rigid Packaging
  $ 39     $ 69     $ 82     $ 114  
Engineered Materials
    32       33       57       57  
Flexible Packaging
    6       9       1       8  
Total operating income
  $ 77     $ 111     $ 140     $ 179  
Depreciation and amortization:
                               
Rigid Open Top
  $ 23     $ 22     $ 46     $ 45  
Rigid Closed Top
    31       33       61       66  
              Rigid Packaging
  $ 54     $ 55     $ 107     $ 111  
Engineered Materials
    18       17       37       35  
Flexible Packaging
    13       13       26       26  
Total depreciation and amortization
  $ 85     $ 85     $ 170     $ 172  
 

   
March 29,
2014
   
September 28, 2013
 
Total assets:
           
Rigid Open Top
  $ 1,900     $ 1,805  
Rigid Closed Top
    1,945       1,964  
Rigid Packaging
  $ 3,845     $ 3,769  
Engineered Materials
    811       817  
Flexible Packaging
    711       549  
Total assets
  $ 5,367     $ 5,135  
Goodwill:
               
Rigid Open Top
  $ 681     $ 681  
Rigid Closed Top
    829       831  
              Rigid Packaging
  $ 1,510     $ 1,512  
Engineered Materials
    73       73  
Flexible Packaging
    83       49  
Total goodwill
  $ 1,666     $ 1,634  

 
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10.  Guarantor and Non-Guarantor Financial Information  
 
Berry Plastics Corporation (“Issuer”) has notes outstanding which are fully, jointly, severally, and unconditionally guaranteed by substantially all of Berry’s domestic subsidiaries.  Separate narrative information or financial statements of the guarantor subsidiaries have not been included because they are 100% owned by the parent company and the guarantor subsidiaries unconditionally guarantee such debt on a joint and several basis.  A guarantee of a guarantor of the securities will terminate upon the following customary circumstances:  the sale of the capital stock of such guarantor if such sale complies with the indenture, the designation of such guarantor as an unrestricted subsidiary, the defeasance or discharge of the indenture, as a result of the holders of certain other indebtedness foreclosing on a pledge of the shares of a guarantor subsidiary or if such guarantor no longer guarantees certain other indebtedness of the issuer.  The guarantees are also limited as necessary to prevent them from constituting a fraudulent conveyance under applicable law and guarantees guaranteeing subordinated debt are subordinated to certain other of the Company’s debts.  Presented below is condensed consolidating financial information for the parent, issuer, guarantor subsidiaries and non-guarantor subsidiaries.  Our issuer and guarantor financial information includes all of our domestic operating subsidiaries, our non-guarantor subsidiaries include our foreign subsidiaries and BP Parallel, LLC.  BP Parallel, LLC is the entity that we established to buyback debt securities of Berry Plastics Group, Inc. and Berry Plastics Corporation.  Berry Plastics Group, Inc. uses the equity method to account for its ownership in Berry Plastics Corporation in the Condensed Consolidating Supplemental Financial Statements.  Berry Plastics Corporation uses the equity method to account for its ownership in the guarantor and non-guarantor subsidiaries.  All consolidating entries are included in the eliminations column along with the elimination of intercompany balances.
 
Condensed Supplemental Consolidated Balance Sheet
 
   
March 29, 2014
 
   
Parent
   
Issuer
   
Guarantor
Subsidiaries
   
Non—
Guarantor
Subsidiaries
   
Eliminations
   
Total
 
Current assets
    255       180       906       185       (10 )     1,516  
Intercompany receivable
    350       3,345             105       (3,800 )      
Property, plant, and equipment, net
          115       1,112       89             1,316  
 Other assets
    783       1,243       2,272       802       (2,565 )     2,535  
 Total assets
  $ 1,388     $ 4,883     $ 4,290     $ 1,181     $ (6,375 )   $ 5,367  
                                                 
Current liabilities
    90       219       449       84       (10 )     832  
Intercompany payable
                3,798             (3,798 )      
Other long-term liabilities
    1,433       3,910       42       6       (721 )     4,670  
Non-controlling interest
    12                   12       (12 )     12  
Stockholders’ equity (deficit)
    (147 )     754       1       1,079       (1,834 )     (147 )
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity (deficit)
  $ 1,388     $ 4,883     $ 4,290     $ 1,181     $ (6,375 )   $ 5,367  
 
  
   
September 28, 2013
 
   
Parent
   
Issuer
   
Guarantor
Subsidiaries
   
Non—
Guarantor
Subsidiaries
   
Eliminations
   
Total
 
Current assets
    139       186       864       158       (10 )     1,337  
Intercompany receivable
    348       3,448             40       (3,836 )      
Property, plant and equipment, net
          115       1,079       72             1,266  
 Other assets
    768       1,054       2,277       737       (2,304 )     2,532  
 Total assets
  $ 1,255     $ 4,803     $ 4,220     $ 1,007     $ (6,150 )   $ 5,135  
                                                 
Current liabilities
    41       197       374       83       (11 )     684  
Intercompany payable
                3,837             (3,837 )      
Other long-term liabilities
    1,410       3,919       44       6       (732 )     4,647  
Stockholders’ equity (deficit)
    (196 )     687       (35 )     918       (1,570 )     (196 )
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity (deficit)
  $ 1,255     $ 4,803     $ 4,220     $ 1,007     $ (6,150 )   $ 5,135  
 
 
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Condensed Supplemental Consolidated Statements of Operations
 

   
Quarterly Period Ended March 29, 2014
 
   
Parent
   
Issuer
   
Guarantor
Subsidiaries
   
Non-
Guarantor
Subsidiaries
   
Eliminations
   
Total
 
Net sales
  $     $ 155     $ 958     $ 97     $     $ 1,210  
Cost of goods sold
          141       808       74             1,023  
Selling, general and administrative
          15       59       8             82  
Amortization of intangibles
          1       22       2             25  
Restructuring and impairment charges
                3                   3  
Operating income (loss)
          (2 )     66       13             77  
Debt extinguishment
          2                         2  
Other income, net
                                   
Interest expense, net
    11       7       46       (34 )     27       57  
Equity in net income of subsidiaries
    (29 )     (65 )                 94        
Income (loss) before income taxes
    18       54       20       47       (121 )     18  
Income tax expense (benefit)
    6       20             1       (21 )     6  
Consolidated net income (loss)
  $ 12     $ 34     $ 20     $ 46     $ (100 )   $ 12  
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests
                                   
Net income (loss) attributable to the Company
  $ 12     $ 34     $ 20     $ 46     $ (100 )   $ 12  
Comprehensive  income (loss)
  $ 12     $ 36     $ 20     $ 43     $ (100 )   $ 11  


   
Quarterly Period Ended March 30, 2013
 
   
Parent
   
Issuer
   
Guarantor
Subsidiaries
   
Non-
Guarantor
Subsidiaries
   
Eliminations
   
Total
 
Net sales
  $     $ 137     $ 919     $ 94     $     $ 1,150  
Cost of goods sold
          118       743       75             936  
Selling, general and administrative expenses
          7       60       8             75  
Amortization of intangibles
          3       22       2             27  
Restructuring and impairment charges
                1                   1  
Operating income (loss)
          9       93       9             111  
Debt extinguishment
          48                         48  
Other income, net
          (1 )                       (1 )
Interest expense, net
    11       8       49       (29 )     22       61  
Equity in net income of subsidiaries
    (14 )     (81 )                 95        
Income (loss) before income taxes
    3       35       44       38       (117 )     3  
Income tax expense (benefit)
    2       14             1       (15 )     2  
Consolidated net income (loss)
  $ 1     $ 21     $ 44     $ 37     $ (102 )   $ 1  
Comprehensive  income (loss)
  $ 1     $ 20     $ 44     $ 33     $ (102 )   $ (4 )
 
 
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Two Quarterly Periods Ended March 29, 2014
 
   
Parent
   
Issuer
   
Guarantor
Subsidiaries
   
Non—
Guarantor
Subsidiaries
   
Eliminations
   
Total
 
Net sales
  $     $ 301     $ 1,865     $ 184     $     $ 2,350  
Cost of goods sold
          272       1,570       145             1,987  
Selling, general and administrative expenses
          34       110       15             159  
Amortization of intangibles
          4       43       4             51  
Restructuring and impairment charges
                13                   13  
Operating income (loss)
          (9 )     129       20             140  
Debt extinguishment
          2                         2  
Other income, net
          (1 )                       (1 )
Interest expense, net
    24       13       90       (67 )     52       112  
Equity in net income of subsidiaries
    (51 )     (123 )                 174        
Income (loss) before income taxes
    27       100       39       87       (226 )     27  
Income tax expense (benefit)
    9       36             2       (38 )     9  
Consolidated net income (loss)
  $ 18     $ 64     $ 39     $ 85     $ (188 )   $ 18  
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests
                                   
Net income (loss) attributable to the Company
  $ 18