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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

Quarterly Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

For the Quarterly Period Ended July 30, 2022

or

Transition Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Commission file number 1-14170

 

NATIONAL BEVERAGE CORP.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware59-2605822
(State of incorporation)(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

 

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

(Address of principal executive offices including zip code)

 

(954) 581-0922

(Registrant’s telephone number including area code)

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

 

Title of each class Trading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $.01 per shareFIZZThe NASDAQ Global Select Market

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.

 

Yes ☑ No ☐

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The number of shares of registrant’s common stock outstanding as of September 7, 2022 was 93,338,246.

 

 

 

 

NATIONAL BEVERAGE CORP.

QUARTERLY REPORT ON FORM 10-Q

INDEX

 

 

PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Financial Statements (Unaudited)

Page

   

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of July 30, 2022 and April 30, 2022

3

   

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income for the Three Months Ended  July 30, 2022 and July 31, 2021

4

   

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income for the Three Months Ended July 30, 2022 and July 31, 2021

5

   

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Shareholders’ Equity for the Three Months Ended July 30, 2022 and July 31, 2021

6

   

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the Three Months Ended July 30, 2022 and July 31, 2021 

7

   

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements 

8

   

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

11

   

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

13

   

Item 4. Controls and Procedures

14

   

PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

   

Item 1A. Risk Factors

15

   

Item 6. Exhibits

15

   
Signature 16

 

 

 

PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1.   FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

NATIONAL BEVERAGE CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (UNAUDITED)

(In thousands, except share data)

 

 
  

July 30,

  

April 30,

 
  

2022

  

2022

 

Assets

        

Current assets:

        

Cash and equivalents

 $56,061  $48,050 

Trade receivables - net

  100,273   93,592 

Inventories

  90,353   103,318 

Prepaid and other assets

  7,157   29,560 

Total current assets

  253,844   274,520 

Property, plant and equipment - net

  142,358   144,258 

Right of use assets - net

  38,555   29,251 

Goodwill

  13,145   13,145 

Intangible assets

  1,615   1,615 

Other assets

  6,028   5,015 

Total assets

 $455,545  $467,804 
         

Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity

        

Current liabilities:

        

Accounts payable

 $76,151  $95,299 

Accrued liabilities

  43,332   39,090 

Short-term lease obligations

  11,929   10,543 

Income taxes payable

  652   387 

Total current liabilities

  132,064   145,319 

Long-term debt

  -   30,000 

Deferred income taxes - net

  21,124   23,823 

Operating lease liability - non current

  28,627   20,703 

Other liabilities

  9,624   8,521 

Total liabilities

  191,440   228,366 

Shareholders' equity:

        

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

  150   150 

Common stock, $.01 par value - 200,000,000 shares authorized; 101,712,358 shares issued July 30, 2022 and April 30, 2022

  1,017   1,017 

Additional paid-in capital

  39,575   39,405 

Retained earnings

  251,635   216,181 

Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income

  (4,038)  6,918 

Treasury stock - at cost:

        

Series C preferred stock - 150,000 shares

  (5,100)  (5,100)

Common stock - 8,374,112 shares

  (19,133)  (19,133)

Total shareholders' equity

  264,106   239,438 

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

 $455,545  $467,804 

 

See accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

 

NATIONAL BEVERAGE CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (UNAUDITED)

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

 

 
  

Three Months Ended

 
  

July 30,

  

July 31,

 
  

2022

  

2021

 
         

Net sales

 $318,117  $311,712 
         

Cost of sales

  218,716   186,941 
         

Gross profit

  99,401   124,771 
         

Selling, general and administrative expenses

  52,923   54,443 
         

Operating income

  46,478   70,328 
         

Other expense - net

  84   15 
         

Income before income taxes

  46,394   70,313 
         

Provision for income taxes

  10,940   16,497 
         

Net income

 $35,454  $53,816 
         

Earnings per common share:

        

Basic

 $.38  $.58 

Diluted

 $.38  $.58 
         

Weighted average common shares outstanding:

        

Basic

  93,338   93,306 

Diluted

  93,599   93,574 

 

See accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

 

NATIONAL BEVERAGE CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (UNAUDITED)

(In thousands)

 

 
  

Three Months Ended

 
  

July 30,

  

July 31,

 
  

2022

  

2021

 
         

Net income

 $35,454  $53,816 
         

Other comprehensive loss, net of tax:

        
Cash flow hedges  10,956   1,753 
         

Comprehensive income

 $24,498  $52,063 

 

See accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

 

NATIONAL BEVERAGE CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY (UNAUDITED)

(In thousands)

 

 
  

Three Months Ended

 
  

July 30, 2022

  

July 31, 2021

 
  

Shares

  

Amount

  

Shares

  

Amount

 

Series C Preferred Stock

                

Beginning and end of period

  150  $150   150  $150 
                 

Common Stock

                

Beginning of period

  101,712   1,017   101,676   1,016 

Stock options exercised

  -   -   12   1 

End of Period

  101,712   1,017   101,688   1,017 
                 

Additional Paid-In Capital

                

Beginning of period

     39,405      38,375 

Stock options exercised

      -       58 

Stock-based compensation

      170       171 

End of period

      39,575       38,604 
                 

Retained Earnings

                

Beginning of period

      216,181       337,672 

Net income

      35,454       53,816 

End of period

      251,635       391,488 
                 

Accumulated Other Comprehensive (Loss) Income

             

Beginning of period

      6,918       3,017 

Cash flow hedges, net of tax

      (10,956)      (1,753)

End of period

      (4,038)      1,264 
                 

Treasury Stock - Series C Preferred

                

Beginning and end of period

  150   (5,100)  150   (5,100)
                 

Treasury Stock - Common

                

Beginning and end of period

  8,374   (19,133)  8,374   (19,133)
                 

Total Shareholders' Equity

     $264,106      $408,290 

 

See accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

 

NATIONAL BEVERAGE CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (UNAUDITED)

(In thousands)

 

 
  

Three Months Ended

 
  

July 30,

  

July 31,

 
  

2022

  

2021

 

Operating Activities:

        

Net income

 $35,454  $53,816 

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:

        

Depreciation and amortization

  5,461   4,679 

Deferred income taxes

  1,072   (401)

Loss on disposal of property, net

  6   6 

Stock-based compensation

  170   171 

Amortization of operating right of use assets

  3,164   3,562 

Changes in assets and liabilities:

        

Trade receivables

  (6,681)  (12,174)

Inventories

  12,965   1,546 

Operating lease right of use assets

  (12,468)  (924)

Prepaid and other assets

  11,656   (106)

Accounts payable

  (19,148)  (3,834)

Accrued and other liabilities

  (344)  12,509 

Operating lease liabilities

  9,310   (2,192)

Net cash provided by operating activities

  40,617   56,658 
         

Investing Activities:

        

Additions to property, plant and equipment

  (2,609)  (4,770)

Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment

  3   - 

Net cash used in investing activities

  (2,606)  (4,770)
         

Financing Activities:

        

Proceeds from stock options exercised

  -   58 

Repayments of long-term debt 

  (30,000)  - 

Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities

  (30,000)  58 
         

Net Increase in Cash and Equivalents

  8,011   51,946 
         

Cash and Equivalents - Beginning of Period

  48,050   193,589 
         

Cash and Equivalents - End of Period

 $56,061  $245,535 
         

Other Cash Flow Information:

        

Interest paid

 $192  $61 

Income taxes (refunded) paid

 $(79) $222 

 

See accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

 

NATIONAL BEVERAGE CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)

 

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

 

 

1. SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

 

Basis of Presentation

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

 

The accompanying interim unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) and rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission for interim financial reporting. Accordingly, they do not include all information and notes presented in the annual consolidated financial statements. The condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the annual consolidated financial statements and accompanying notes included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2022. The accounting policies used in these interim unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements are consistent with those used in the annual consolidated financial statements.

 

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

 

Inventories

Inventories are stated at the lower of first-in, first-out cost or net realizable market. Inventories at July 30, 2022 were comprised of finished goods of $47.1 million and raw materials of $43.2 million. Inventories at April 30, 2022 were comprised of finished goods of $58.6 million and raw materials of $44.7 million.

 

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Marketing Costs

The Company utilizes a variety of marketing programs, including cooperative advertising programs with customers, to advertise and promote its products to consumers. Marketing costs are expensed when incurred, except for prepaid advertising and production costs, which are expensed when the advertising takes place. Marketing costs, which are included in selling, general and administrative expenses, totaled $10.3 million for the three months ended July 30, 2022 and $12.4 million for the three months ended July 31, 2021.

 

Shipping and Handling Costs

Shipping and handling costs are reported in selling, general and administrative expenses in the accompanying condensed consolidated statements of income. Such costs totaled $23.6 million for the three months ended July 30, 2022 and $22.7 million for the three months ended July 31, 2021. Although our classification is consistent with many beverage companies, our gross margin may not be comparable to companies that include shipping and handling costs in cost of sales.

 

 

2. PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT

 

Property, plant and equipment consist of the following:

 

  

(In thousands)

 
  

July 30,

2022

  

April 30,

2022

 

Land

 $9,835  $9,835 

Buildings and improvements

  66,501   65,697 

Machinery and equipment

  278,655   277,163 

Total

  354,991   352,695 

Less accumulated depreciation

  (212,633)  (208,437)

Property, plant and equipment – net

 $142,358  $144,258 

 

Depreciation expense was $4.5 million for three months ended July 30, 2022, and $3.9 million for the three months ended July 31, 2021.

 

 

3. DEBT

 

At July 30, 2022, a subsidiary of the Company maintained unsecured revolving credit facilities with banks aggregating $100 million (the “Credit Facilities”). The Credit Facilities expire from April 30, 2023 to October 28, 2024 and any borrowings would currently bear interest at 1.05% above the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR). There were no borrowings outstanding under the Credit Facilities at July 30, 2022 or April 30, 2022. At July 30, 2022, $2.5 million of the Credit Facilities was reserved for standby letters of credit and $97.5 million was available for borrowings.

 

On December 21, 2021, a subsidiary of the Company entered into an unsecured revolving term loan facility with a national bank aggregating $50 million (the "Loan Facility").  The Loan Facility expires December 31, 2023 and Borrowings bear interest at .95% above the adjusted daily SOFR.  Since closing the Loan Facility, $50 million was borrowed and $30 million was outstanding at April 30, 2022.  There were no borrowings outstanding under the Loan Facility at July 30, 2022.  

 

The Credit Facilities and Loan Facility require the subsidiary to maintain certain financial ratios, including debt to net worth and debt to EBITDA (as defined in the Credit Facilities), and contain other restrictions, none of which are expected to have a material effect on our operations or financial position.  At July 30, 2022, the subsidiary was in compliance with all loan covenants. 

 

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4. STOCK-BASED COMPENSATION

 

During the three months ended July 30, 2022, there were no options to purchase shares of common stock exercised. At July 30, 2022, options to purchase 536,600 shares of common stock at a weighted average exercise price of $18.97 per share were outstanding and stock-based awards to purchase 5,387,005 shares of common stock were available for grant.

 

 

5. DERIVATIVE FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS

 

From time to time, the Company enters into aluminum swap contracts to partially mitigate our exposure to changes in the cost of aluminum cans. Such financial instruments are designated and accounted for as cash flow hedges. Accordingly, gains or losses attributable to the effective portion of the cash flow hedge are reported in accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) (“AOCI”) and reclassified into cost of sales in the period in which the hedged transaction affects earnings. The ineffective portion of the change in fair value of our cash flow hedge was immaterial. The following summarizes the gains (losses) recognized in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income and AOCI for the quarters ended July 30, 2022 and July 31, 2021:

 

  

(In thousands)

 
  

2022

  

2021

 

Recognized in AOCI:

        

Gain (loss) before income taxes

 $(15,010) $753 

Less income tax (benefit) provision

  (3,590)  180 

Net

  (11,420)  573 

Reclassified from AOCI to cost of sales:

        

Gain (loss) before income taxes

  (608)  3,057 

Less income tax (benefit) provision 

  (144)  731 

Net

  (464)  2,326 

Net change to AOCI

 $(10,956) $(1,753)

 

As of July 30, 2022, the notional amount of our outstanding aluminum swap contracts was $99.6 million and, assuming no change in commodity prices, $4.7 million of unrealized loss before tax will be reclassified from AOCI and recognized in earnings over the next 12 months.

 

As of July 30, 2022, the fair value of the derivative liability was $5.7 million, which was included in liabilities. At April 30, 2022, the fair value of the derivative asset was $8.8 million, which was included in prepaid and other assets. Such valuation does not entail a significant amount of judgment and the inputs that are significant to the fair value measurement are Level 2 as defined by the fair value hierarchy as they are observable market based inputs or unobservable inputs that are corroborated by market data.

 

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6. LEASES

 

The Company has entered into various non-cancelable operating lease agreements for certain of our offices, buildings, machinery and equipment expiring at various dates through January 2030. The Company does not assume renewals in the determination of the lease term unless the renewals are deemed to be reasonably assured at lease commencement. Lease agreements generally do not contain material residual value guarantees or material restrictive covenants. Operating lease cost for the three months ended July 30, 2022 and July 31, 2021 was $3.4 million and $3.6 million, respectively.  As of July 30, 2022, the weighted-average remaining lease term and weighted average discount rate of operating leases was 3.9 years and 3.06%, respectively. As of April 30, 2022, the weighted-average remaining lease term and weighted average discount rate of operating leases was 4.0 years and 3.08%, respectively. Cash payments were $3.4 million for operating leases for the three months ended July 30, 2022 and $3.6 million for the three months ended July 31, 2021.

 

The following is a summary of future minimum lease payments and related liabilities for all non-cancelable operating leases as of July 30, 2022:

 

  

(In thousands)

 

Fiscal 2023 – Remaining 3 quarters

 $9,327 

Fiscal 2024

  10,576 

Fiscal 2025

  7,797 

Fiscal 2026

  6,033 

Fiscal 2027

  5,156 

Thereafter

  3,441 

Total minimum lease payments including interest

  42,330 

Less: Amounts representing interest

  (1,774

)

Present value of minimum lease payments

  40,556 

Less: Current portion of lease obligations

  (11,929

)

Non-current portion of lease obligations

 $28,627 

 

 

ITEM 2. MANAGEMENTS DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

 

OVERVIEW

 

National Beverage Corp. innovatively refreshes America with a distinctive portfolio of sparkling waters, juices, energy drinks (Power+ Brands) and, to a lesser extent, Carbonated Soft Drinks. We believe our creative product designs, innovative packaging and imaginative flavors, along with our corporate culture and philosophy, make National Beverage unique as a stand-alone entity in the beverage industry.

 

Our strategy seeks the profitable growth of our products by (i) developing healthier beverages in response to the global shift in consumer buying habits and tailoring our beverage portfolio to the preferences of a diverse mix of ‘crossover consumers’ – a growing group desiring a healthier alternative to artificially sweetened and high-caloric beverages; (ii) emphasizing unique flavor development and variety throughout our brands that appeal to multiple demographic groups; (iii) maintaining points of difference through innovative marketing, packaging and consumer engagement and (iv) responding faster and more creatively to changing consumer trends than larger competitors who are burdened by legacy production and distribution complexity and costs.

 

 

The majority of our brands are geared to the active and health-conscious consumer including sparkling waters, energy drinks, and juices. Our portfolio of Power+ Brands includes LaCroix®, LaCroix Cúrate®, and LaCroix NiCola® sparkling water products; Clear Fruit® non-carbonated water enhanced with fruit flavor; Rip It® energy drinks and shots; and Everfresh®, Everfresh Premier Varietals™ and Mr. Pure® 100% juice and juice-based products. Additionally, we produce and distribute carbonated soft drinks including Shasta® and Faygo®, iconic brands whose consumer loyalty spans more than 130 years.

 

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

 

Our operating results are affected by numerous factors, including fluctuations in the costs of raw materials, holiday and seasonal programming, changes in consumer purchasing habits and weather conditions. Beverage sales are seasonal with higher sales volume realized during the summer months when outdoor activities are more prevalent.

 

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

 

Three Months Ended July 30, 2022 (first quarter of fiscal 2023) compared to Three Months Ended July 31, 2021 (first quarter of fiscal 2022)

 

Net sales for the first quarter of fiscal 2023 increased 2.1% to $318.1 million from $311.7 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2022. The increase in sales resulted primarily from a 10.2% increase in average selling price per case partially offset by a 7.4% decrease in case volume. The volume decrease includes a 9.7% decrease in Power+ Brands primarily due to the volume decline of the sparkling water category, and reduced consumer promotional activity. 

 

Gross profit for the first quarter of fiscal 2023 decreased to $99.4 million from $124.8 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2022. The decrease in gross profit is due to a 26.3% increase in cost of sales per case offset in part by increased average selling prices per case.  The cost of sales per case increase was due to increases in packaging, primarily aluminum, ingredients and labor costs. Gross margin was 31.2% for the first quarter of fiscal 2023 and 40.0% for the first quarter of fiscal 2022.

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses for the first quarter of fiscal 2023 decreased $1.5 million to $52.9 million from $54.4 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2022. The decrease was primarily due to a decrease in marketing costs partially offset by increased shipping costs.  As a percent of net sales, selling, general and administrative expenses decreased to 16.6% for the first quarter of fiscal 2023 from 17.5% for the first quarter of fiscal 2022.

 

 

Other expense- net includes interest income of $24,000 for the first quarter of fiscal 2023 and $48,000 for the first quarter of fiscal 2022. The decrease in interest income is due to changes in average invested balances.

 

The Company’s effective income tax rate, based upon estimated annual income tax rates, was 23.6% for the first quarter of fiscal 2023 and 23.5% for the first quarter of fiscal 2022. The difference between the effective rate and the federal statutory rate of 21% was primarily due to the effects of state income taxes.

 

LIQUIDITY AND FINANCIAL CONDITION

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

Our principal source of funds is cash generated from operations. At July 30, 2022, we maintained $150 million unsecured revolving credit facilities, under which no borrowings were outstanding and $2.5 million was reserved for standby letters of credit. We believe existing capital resources will be sufficient to meet our liquidity and capital requirements for the next twelve months.

 

Cash Flows

The Company’s cash position increased $8.0 million during the first quarter of fiscal 2023.  The Company repaid $30 million of outstanding indebtedness during the quarter. 

 

Net cash provided by operating activities for the first quarter of fiscal 2023 amounted to $40.6 million compared to $56.7 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2022. Net cash provided by operating activities for the first quarter of fiscal 2023 was principally provided by net income of $35.5 million, depreciation and amortization of $5.5 million and amortization of right to use assets of $3.2 million, offset in part by changes in working capital and other accounts.

 

Net cash used in investing activities for the first quarter of fiscal 2023 reflects capital expenditures of $2.6 million, compared to capital expenditures of $4.8 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2022. Certain production capacity and efficiency improvement projects are in progress and anticipate fiscal 2023 capital expenditures will be comparable to fiscal 2022 levels.

 

Financial Position

At July 30, 2022, our working capital decreased to $121.8 million from $129.2 million at April 30, 2022. The current ratio was 1.9 to 1 at both July 30, 2022 and April 30, 2022. Trade receivables increased $6.7 million and days sales outstanding improved to 28.7 from 30.0. Inventories decreased $13.0 million and inventory turns remained at 9.9 times.

 

ITEM 3. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

 

There have been no material changes in market risks from those reported in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2022.

 

 

ITEM 4. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

 

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

 

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

 

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

 

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

 

 

PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS

 

There have been no material changes in risk factors from those reported in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2022.

 

ITEM 6. EXHIBITS

 

Exhibit No.

 

Description

     

31.1

 

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

     

31.2

 

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

     

32.1

 

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

     

32.2

 

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

     

101

 

The following financial information from National Beverage Corp. Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended July 30, 2022, formatted in iXBRL (Inline eXtensible Business Reporting Language): (i) Consolidated Balance Sheets; (ii) Consolidated Statements of Income; (iii) Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income; (iv) Consolidated Statements of Shareholders’ Equity; (v) Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows; and (vi) the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements. 

     

104

 

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

 

 

SIGNATURE

 

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

 

Date: September 8, 2022

 

 

National Beverage Corp.

 

  (Registrant)  

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ George R. Bracken

 

 

 

George R. Bracken

 

 

 

Executive Vice President – Finance

 

    (Principal Financial Officer)  

 

 

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