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IMKT 2018-12-29
Part I. Financial Information
Item 1. Financial Statements
Item 2. Management’S Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk
Item 4. Controls and Procedures
Part II. Other Information
Item 6. Exhibits
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Ingles Markets Earnings 2018-12-29

IMKT 10Q Quarterly Report

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10-Q 1 imkt-20181229x10q.htm 10-Q 20181229 Q1 10Q

 

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 December 29,  2018

 

         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 0-14706.

 

 

 

INGLES MARKETS, INCORPORATED

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

North Carolina

 

56-0846267

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

 

P.O. Box 6676, Asheville NC

 

28816

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(Zip Code)



 

(828) 669-2941

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code

 

 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    Yes     No .  



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

 

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



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  .

  

As of February 5, 2019, the Registrant had 14,146,060 shares of Class A Common Stock, $0.05 par value per share, outstanding and 6,113,716 shares of Class B Common Stock, $0.05 par value per share, outstanding.



 

1

 


 

 

INGLES MARKETS, INCORPORATED

 

INDEX

 



 

 



 

 

 

  

Page

No.

 

Part I – Financial Information

  

 



 

    Item 1. Financial Statements (Unaudited)

  

 



 

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of December 29,  2018 and September 29, 2018

  



 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income and Comprehensive Income for the Three Months Ended December 29, 2018 and December 30, 2017

  



 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Changes in Stockholders’ Equity for the Three Months Ended December 29,  2018 and December 30,  2017

  



 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the Three Months Ended December 29,  2018 and December 30,  2017

  



 

Notes to Unaudited Interim Financial Statements

  



 

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

  

11 



 

    Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

  

18 



 

   Item 4. Controls and Procedures

 

18 



 

Part II – Other Information

  

 



 

 

    Item 6. Exhibits

  

19 



 

Signatures

  

21 



2

 


 

Part I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 

 

INGLES MARKETS, INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES 

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (UNAUDITED)







 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 



December 29,

 

September 29,



2018

 

2018

ASSETS

  

 

  

 

 

Current Assets:

  

 

  

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

14,099,474 

 

$

10,537,303 

Receivables - net

  

73,233,925 

  

 

70,056,909 

Inventories

  

374,921,644 

  

 

372,195,421 

Other current assets

  

26,534,445 

  

 

43,953,483 

Total Current Assets

  

488,789,488 

  

 

496,743,116 

Property and Equipment – Net

  

1,341,153,620 

  

 

1,303,044,370 

Other Assets

  

25,820,209 

  

 

25,123,334 

Total Assets

$

1,855,763,317 

  

$

1,824,910,820 



  

 

  

 

 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

  

 

  

 

 

Current Liabilities:

  

 

  

 

 

Current portion of long-term debt

$

12,801,332 

  

$

12,848,013 

Accounts payable - trade

 

179,412,672 

 

 

165,165,312 

Accrued expenses and current portion of other long-term liabilities

  

62,504,600 

  

 

82,124,766 

Total Current Liabilities

  

254,718,604 

  

 

260,138,091 

Deferred Income Taxes

  

78,758,698 

  

 

74,461,000 

Long-Term Debt

  

867,130,929 

  

 

852,739,760 

Other Long-Term Liabilities

  

40,499,750 

  

 

42,158,161 

Total Liabilities

  

1,241,107,981 

  

 

1,229,497,012 

Stockholders’ Equity

  

 

  

 

 

Preferred stock, $0.05 par value; 10,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued

  

 —

  

 

 —

Common stocks:

  

 

  

 

 

Class A, $0.05 par value; 150,000,000 shares authorized; 14,145,385 shares issued and outstanding December 29, 2018 and at September 29, 2018

  

707,269 

 

 

707,269 

Class B, convertible to Class A, $0.05 par value; 100,000,000 shares authorized; 6,114,391 shares issued and outstanding December 29, 2018 and at September 29, 2018

  

305,720 

 

 

305,720 

Paid-in capital in excess of par value

  

12,311,249 

 

 

12,311,249 

Accumulated other comprehensive income

 

340,339 

 

 

 —

Retained earnings

  

600,990,759 

 

 

582,089,570 

Total Stockholders’ Equity

  

614,655,336 

 

 

595,413,808 

Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity

$

1,855,763,317 

 

$

1,824,910,820 



See notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

3

 


 

INGLES MARKETS, INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES 

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (UNAUDITED)









 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 



 

Three Months Ended



 

December 29,

 

December 30,



 

2018

 

2017



 

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales

 

$

1,061,836,658 

 

$

1,013,786,078 

Cost of goods sold

 

  

803,425,863 

 

  

769,126,450 

Gross profit

 

  

258,410,795 

 

  

244,659,628 

Operating and administrative expenses

 

  

218,684,665 

 

  

208,828,396 

(Loss) gain from sale or disposal of assets

 

  

(262,591)

 

  

57,270 

Income from operations

 

  

39,463,539 

 

  

35,888,502 

Other income, net

 

  

895,459 

 

  

953,960 

Interest expense

 

  

12,211,661 

 

  

11,451,722 

Income before income taxes

 

  

28,147,337 

 

  

25,390,740 

Income tax  expense (benefit)

 

  

5,995,000 

 

 

(19,756,000)

Net income

 

$

22,152,337 

 

$

45,146,740 



 

 

 

 

 

 

Other comprehensive income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Change in fair value of interest rate swap

 

$

444,037 

 

$

 —

Income tax expense

 

 

103,698 

 

 

 —

Other comprehensive income, net of tax

 

 

340,339 

 

 

 —

Comprehensive income

 

$

22,492,676 

 

$

45,146,740 



 

  

 

 

  

 

Net income per share amounts:

 

  

 

 

  

 

Class A Common Stock

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic earnings  per common share

 

$

1.12 

 

$

2.29 

Diluted earnings  per common share

 

$

1.09 

 

$

2.23 

Class B Common Stock

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic earnings  per common share

 

$

1.02 

 

$

2.08 

Diluted earnings  per common share

 

$

1.02 

 

$

2.08 

Cash dividends per common share

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class A Common Stock

 

$

0.165 

 

$

0.165 

Class B Common Stock

 

$

0.150 

 

$

0.150 





See notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

4

 


 

 

INGLES MARKETS, INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES 

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY (UNAUDITED)

 

THREE MONTHS ENDED DECEMBER 29,  2018 AND DECEMBER 30,  2017







 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paid-in

  

Accumulated

  

 

 

 

 

 



 

Class A

 

Class B

 

Capital in

 

Other

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

Common Stock

 

Common Stock

 

Excess of

 

Comprehensive

 

Retained

 

 

 



  

Shares

  

Amount

 

Shares

 

Amount

 

Par Value

  

Income

  

Earnings

 

Total



  

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

Balance, September 30, 2017

 

14,084,044 

  

$

704,202 

 

6,175,732 

 

$

308,787 

 

$

12,311,249 

 

$

 —

 

$

497,727,765 

 

$

511,052,003 

Net income

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

45,146,740 

 

 

45,146,740 

Cash dividends

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

(3,250,228)

 

 

(3,250,228)

Common stock conversions

 

34,200 

 

 

1,710 

 

(34,200)

 

 

(1,710)

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

Balance, December 30, 2017

 

14,118,244 

 

$

705,912 

 

6,141,532 

 

$

307,077 

 

$

12,311,249 

 

$

 —

 

$

539,624,277 

 

$

552,948,515 

Balance, September 29, 2018

 

14,145,385 

  

$

707,269 

 

6,114,391 

 

$

305,720 

 

$

12,311,249 

 

$

 —

 

$

582,089,570 

 

$

595,413,808 

Net income

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

22,152,337 

 

 

22,152,337 

Other comprehensive income, net of income tax

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

340,339 

 

 

 —

 

 

340,339 

Cash dividends

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

(3,251,148)

 

 

(3,251,148)

Common stock conversions

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

Balance, December 29, 2018

 

14,145,385 

 

$

707,269 

 

6,114,391 

 

$

305,720 

 

$

12,311,249 

 

$

340,339 

 

$

600,990,759 

 

$

614,655,336 





See notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

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INGLES MARKETS, INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES 

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (UNAUDITED)  





 

 

 

 

 

 



  

 

 

 

 

 



 

Three Months Ended



  

December 29,

 

December 30,



 

2018

 

2017

Cash Flows from Operating Activities:

  

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

  

$

22,152,337 

 

$

45,146,740 

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

  

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization expense

 

 

27,816,555 

 

 

27,989,567 

Loss (gain) from sale or disposal of assets

 

 

262,591 

 

 

(57,270)

Receipt of advance payments on purchases contracts

  

 

1,000,000 

 

 

1,000,000 

Recognition of advance payments on purchases contracts

  

 

(632,894)

 

 

(498,746)

Deferred income taxes

  

 

4,194,000 

 

 

(22,812,000)

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Receivables

  

 

(3,177,016)

 

 

(5,184,856)

Inventory

  

 

(2,726,223)

 

 

(12,293,863)

Other assets

 

 

17,060,004 

 

 

(5,760,061)

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

 

 

(2,361,778)

 

 

9,859,803 

Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities

  

 

63,587,576 

 

 

37,389,314 

Cash Flows from Investing Activities:

  

 

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from sales of property and equipment

  

 

48,251 

 

 

64,713 

Capital expenditures

  

 

(70,959,012)

 

 

(56,780,084)

Net Cash Used by Investing Activities

  

 

(70,910,761)

 

 

(56,715,371)

Cash Flows from Financing Activities:

  

 

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from short-term borrowings

 

 

171,118,313 

 

 

65,519,466 

Payments on short-term borrowings

 

 

(154,598,353)

 

 

(51,253,678)

Principal payments on long-term borrowings

  

 

(2,383,456)

 

 

(1,846,230)

Dividends paid

  

 

(3,251,148)

 

 

(3,250,228)

Net Cash Provided by Financing Activities

  

 

10,885,356 

 

 

9,169,330 

Net Increase (Decrease) in Cash and Cash Equivalents

  

 

3,562,171 

 

 

(10,156,727)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

  

 

10,537,303 

 

 

23,912,100 

Cash and Cash Equivalents at End of Period

  

$

14,099,474 

 

$

13,755,373 





See notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

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INGLES MARKETS, INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES

 

NOTES TO UNAUDITED INTERIM FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 

Three Months Ended December 29,  2018 and December 30,  2017 

 

A. BASIS OF PREPARATION



In the opinion of management, the accompanying unaudited interim financial statements contain all adjustments necessary to present fairly the Company’s financial position as of December 29, 2018, and the results of operations, changes in stockholders’ equity and cash flows for the three months ended December 29, 2018 and December 30, 2017. The adjustments made are of a normal recurring nature. Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in the annual financial statements prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States have been condensed or omitted pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission for Form 10-Q. It is suggested that these unaudited interim financial statements be read in conjunction with the audited financial statements and the notes thereto included in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 29,  2018, filed by the Company under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 on December 7,  2018.

 

The results of operations for the three-month period ended December 29, 2018 are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the full fiscal year.



B. NEW ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS



In February 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update ASU 2016-02 “Leases” (ASU 2016-02).  ASU 2016-02 requires lessees to recognize lease assets and lease liabilities on the balance sheet for those leases previously classified as operating leases.  This ASU is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2018, and interim periods within those fiscal years, with early adoption permitted. The Company will adopt the standard in the first quarter of fiscal 2020. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of adopting this ASU on its consolidated financial statements.



In May 2014, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update ASU 2014-09 “Revenue from Contracts with Customers” (ASU 2014-09).  ASU 2014-09 is a comprehensive new revenue recognition model that requires a company to recognize revenue to depict the transfer of goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the entity expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods and services.  In August 2015, the FASB issued ASU 2015-14 which deferred the effective date of the ASU to fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2017 and interim periods within those fiscal years, with early adoption permitted.  The Company adopted the standard in the current quarter, and determined the impact of adopting the new guidance was immaterial to its annual and interim financial statements.  The Company’s assessment included a detailed review of contracts for each of its disaggregated revenue streams and a comparison of its historical accounting policies and practices to the new standard.



C. ALLOWANCE FOR DOUBTFUL ACCOUNTS

 

Receivables are presented net of an allowance for doubtful accounts of $104,000 at December 29, 2018 and $433,000 at September 29, 2018.  



D. INCOME TAXES



The Company’s effective tax rate differs from the federal statutory rate primarily as a result of state income taxes and tax credits.



In December 2017, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Tax Act”) became lawAmong other things, the Tax Act reduced the U.S. federal corporate tax rate from 35% to 21% effective January 1, 2018, and allowed full expensing of qualified property when placed into service.



For the fiscal years ended September 28,  2019 and September 29, 2018 the Company has a blended federal corporate tax rate of 21.0% and 24.5%, respectively, based on the effective date of the tax rate reduction.  As a result of the decrease in the federal rate, the Company recorded in the fiscal quarter ended December 30, 2017 a decrease in its net deferred tax liabilities of $26.7 million, with a corresponding reduction to deferred income tax expense. 



The Company has unrecognized tax benefits and could incur interest and penalties related to uncertain tax positions. These amounts are insignificant and are not expected to significantly increase or decrease within the next twelve months.



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E. ACCRUED EXPENSES AND CURRENT PORTION OF OTHER LONG-TERM LIABILITIES

 

Accrued expenses and current portion of other long-term liabilities consist of the following:

 





 

 

 

 

 

 



  

December 29,

 

September 29,



 

2018

 

2018

Property, payroll and other taxes payable

  

$

16,709,601 

 

$

22,327,253 

Salaries, wages and bonuses payable

  

 

24,933,453 

 

  

29,583,266 

Self-insurance liabilities

  

 

13,405,492 

 

  

13,576,329 

Interest payable

 

 

3,593,440 

 

 

13,397,615 

Other

  

 

3,862,614 

 

  

3,240,303 



 

$

62,504,600 

 

$

82,124,766 



Self-insurance liabilities are established for general liability claims, workers’ compensation and employee group medical and dental benefits based on claims filed and estimates of claims incurred but not reported. The Company is insured for covered costs in excess of $750,000 per occurrence for workers’ compensation, $500,000 for general liability and $450,000 per covered person for medical care benefits for a policy year. The Company’s self-insurance reserves totaled $34.2 million and $34.7 million at December 29, 2018 and September 29, 2018, respectively.  Of this amount, $13.4 million is accounted for as a current liability and $20.8 million as a long-term liability, which is inclusive of $4.4 million of expected self-insurance recoveries from excess cost insurance or other sources that are recorded as a receivable at December 29, 2018At September 29, 2018,  $13.6 million is accounted for as a current liability and $21.1 million as a long-term liability, which is inclusive of $4.6 million of expected self-insurance recoveries from excess cost insurance or other sources that are recorded as a receivable.  Employee insurance expense, including workers’ compensation and medical care benefits, net of employee contributions, totaled $10.2 million and $8.6 million for the three-month periods ended December 29, 2018 and December 30, 2017, respectively. 



The Company’s fuel operations contain underground tanks for the storage of gasoline and diesel fuel.  The Company reviewed FASB Accounting Standards Codification Topic 410 (“FASB ASC 410”) and determined we have a legal obligation to remove tanks at a point in the future and accordingly determined we have met the requirements of an asset retirement obligation.  The Company followed the FASB ASC 410 model for determining the asset retirement cost and asset retirement obligation.  The amounts recorded are immaterial for each fuel center as well as in the aggregate at December 29, 2018 and September 29, 2018.

 

F. LONG-TERM DEBT

 

In June 2013, the Company issued $700.0 million aggregate principal amount of senior notes due in 2023 (the “Notes”).  The Notes bear an interest rate of 5.750% per annum and were issued at par.



The Company may redeem all or a portion of the Notes at any time on or after June 15, 2018 at the following redemption prices (expressed as percentages of the principal amount), if redeemed during the 12-month period beginning June 15 of the years indicated below:





 

Year

 

2018

102.875% 

2019

101.917% 

2020

100.958% 

2021 and thereafter

100.000% 



The Company has a $175.0 million line of credit (the “Line”) that matures in September 2022.  The Line provides the Company with various interest rate options based on the prime rate, the Federal Funds Rate, or the London Interbank Offering Rate (“LIBOR”). The Line allows the Company to issue up to $20.0 million in unused letters of credit, of which $9.1 million of unused letters of credit were issued at December 29, 2018.  The Company is not required to maintain compensating balances in connection with the Line.  At December 29, 2018, the Company had $16.5 million of borrowings outstanding under the Line. 



In December 2010, the Company completed the funding of $99.7 million of bonds (the Bonds”) for construction of new warehouse and distribution space adjacent to its existing space in Buncombe County, North Carolina (the “Project”).  The final maturity date of the Bonds is January 1, 2036.

 

Under a Continuing Covenant and Collateral Agency Agreement (the “Covenant Agreement”) between certain financial institutions and the Company, the financial institutions would hold the Bonds until September 26, 2026, subject to certain events.  Mandatory redemption of the Bonds by the Company in the annual amount of $4.5 million began on January 1, 2014.  The Company may redeem the Bonds without penalty or premium at any time prior to September 26, 2026.

 

Interest earned by bondholders on the Bonds is exempt from Federal and North Carolina income taxation.  The interest rate on the Bonds is equal to one month LIBOR (adjusted monthly) plus a credit spread, adjusted to reflect the income tax exemption. 



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The Company’s obligation to repay the Bonds is collateralized by the Project.  Additional collateral was required in order to meet certain loan to value criteria in the Covenant Agreement.  The Covenant Agreement incorporates substantially all financial covenants included in the Line.



The Company has an interest rate swap agreement for a current notional amount of $53.0 million at a fixed rate of 3.92%.  Under this agreement, the Company pays monthly the fixed rate of 3.92% and receives the one-month LIBOR plus 1.65%.  The interest rate swap effectively hedges floating rate debt in the same amount as the current notional amount of the interest swap.  Both the floating rate debt and the interest rate swap have monthly principal amortization of $0.5 million and mature October 1, 2027



The Company recognizes differences between the variable rate interest payments and the fixed interest rate settlements with the swap counterparties as an adjustment to interest expense each period over the life of the swap.  The Company has designated the swap as a cash flow hedge and records the changes in the estimated fair value of the swap to other comprehensive income each period.  For the three month period ended December 29, 2018 the Company recorded $0.3 million (net of income taxes) of other comprehensive income in its Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive income.  Unrealized gains of $0.4 million are recorded as an asset at fair value in the line “Other Assets” on the Consolidated Balance Sheet as of December 29, 2018.



The Notes, the Bonds and the Line contain provisions that under certain circumstances would permit lending institutions to terminate or withdraw their respective extensions of credit to the Company. Included among the triggering factors permitting the termination or withdrawal of the Line to the Company are certain events of default, including both monetary and non-monetary defaults, the initiation of bankruptcy or insolvency proceedings, and the failure of the Company to meet certain financial covenants designated in its respective loan documents. The Company was in compliance with all financial covenants at December 29, 2018.  



The Company’s long-term debt agreements generally have cross-default provisions which could result in the acceleration of payments due under the Company’s Line, Bonds and Notes indenture in the event of default under any one instrument.



At December 29, 2018, property and equipment with an undepreciated cost of approximately $205 million was pledged as collateral for long-term debt. Long-term debt and Line agreements contain various restrictive covenants requiring, among other things, minimum levels of net worth and maintenance of certain financial ratios. At December 29, 2018, the Company had excess net worth totaling $111.0 million calculated under covenants in the Notes, the Bonds, and the Line.  This amount is available to pay dividends; however, certain loan agreements containing provisions outlining minimum tangible net worth requirements restrict the ability of the Company to pay cash dividends in excess of the current annual per share dividends paid on the Company’s Class A and Class B Common Stock. Further, the Company is prevented from paying cash dividends at any time that it is in default under the indenture governing the Notes. In addition, the terms of the indenture may restrict the ability of the Company to pay additional cash dividends based on certain financial parameters.



G. DIVIDENDS

 

The Company paid cash dividends of $0.165 for each share of Class A Common Stock and $0.15 for each share of Class B Common Stock on October 18, 2018 to stockholders of record on October 11, 2018



For additional information regarding the dividend rights of the Class A Common Stock and Class B Common Stock, please see Note 8, “Stockholders’ Equity” to the Consolidated Financial Statements of the Annual Report on Form 10-K filed by the Company under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 on December 7, 2018.



H. EARNINGS PER COMMON SHARE



The Company has two classes of common stock:  Class A which is publicly traded, and Class B, which has no public market.  The Class B Common Stock has restrictions on transfer; however, each share is convertible into one share of Class A Common Stock at any timeEach share of Class A Common Stock has one vote per share and each share of Class B Common Stock has ten votes per share.  Each share of Class A Common Stock is entitled to receive cash dividends equal to 110% of any cash dividend paid on Class B Common Stock. 



The Company calculates earnings per share using the two-class method in accordance with FASB ASC Topic 260. 



The two-class method of computing basic earnings per share for each period reflects the cash dividends declared per share for each class of stock, plus allocated undistributed earnings per share computed using the participation percentage which reflects the dividend rights of each class of stock.  Diluted earnings per share is calculated assuming the conversion of all shares of Class B Common Stock to shares of Class A Common Stock on a share-for-share basis.   The tables below reconcile the numerators and denominators of basic and diluted earnings per share for current and prior periods.

 



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Three Months Ended

 

Three Months Ended



 

December 29, 2018

 

December 30, 2017



 

Class A

 

Class B

 

Class A

 

Class B

Numerator: Allocated net income

 

 

               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income allocated, basic

 

$

15,903,095 

 

$

6,249,242 

 

$

32,317,668 

 

$

12,829,071 

Conversion of Class B to Class A shares

 

  

6,249,242 

 

 

 —

 

 

12,829,071 

 

 

 —

Net income allocated, diluted

 

$

22,152,337 

 

$

6,249,242 

 

$

45,146,739 

 

$

12,829,071 



 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Denominator: Weighted average shares outstanding

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average shares outstanding, basic

 

  

14,145,385 

 

 

6,114,391 

 

 

14,103,343 

 

 

6,156,433 

Conversion of Class B to Class A shares

 

  

6,114,391 

 

 

 —

 

 

6,156,433 

 

 

 —

Weighted average shares outstanding, diluted

 

  

20,259,776 

 

 

6,114,391 

 

 

20,259,776 

 

 

6,156,433 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per share

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

$

1.12 

 

$

1.02 

 

$

2.29 

 

$

2.08 

Diluted

 

$

1.09 

 

$

1.02 

 

$

2.23 

 

$

2.08 



















I. SEGMENT INFORMATION

 

The Company operates one primary business segment, retail grocery sales.  “Other” includes our remaining operations - fluid dairy and shopping center rentals.  Information about the Company’s operations by lines of business (amounts in thousands) is as follows: 

 





 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 



  

Three Months Ended



  

December 29,

  

December 30,



 

2018

 

2017

Revenues from unaffiliated customers:

  

 

 

  

 

 

Grocery

 

$

375,638 

 

$

363,325 

Non-foods

 

 

232,497 

 

 

217,744 

Perishables

 

 

275,395 

 

 

265,294 

Gasoline

 

 

146,511 

 

 

136,674 

 Total retail

  

 

1,030,041 

  

 

983,037 

Other

  

 

31,796 

  

 

30,749 

Total revenues from unaffiliated customers

  

$

1,061,837 

  

$

1,013,786 



  

 

 

  

 

 

Income from operations:

  

 

 

  

 

 

Retail

  

$

35,617 

  

$

32,903 

Other

  

 

3,847 

  

 

2,986 

Total income from operations

  

$

39,464 

  

$

35,889 

  





 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 



  

December 29,

 

September 29,



 

2018

 

2018

Assets:

  

 

 

 

 

 

Retail

  

$

1,677,933 

 

$

1,679,301 

Other

  

 

179,565 

 

 

147,988 

Elimination of intercompany receivable

  

 

(1,735)

 

 

(2,378)

Total assets

  

$

1,855,763 

 

$

1,824,911 





The grocery category includes grocery, dairy, and frozen foods.

The non-foods include alcoholic beverages, tobacco, pharmacy, and health/beauty/cosmetic products.

The perishables category includes meat, produce, deli and bakery.



For the three-month periods ended December 29, 2018 and December 30, 2017, respectively, the fluid dairy operation had $11.0 million and $11.3 million in sales to the grocery sales segment. These sales have been eliminated in consolidation and are excluded from the amounts in the table above.



J. FAIR VALUES OF FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS



The carrying amounts for cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable and accounts payable approximate fair value due to the short-term maturity of these instruments.



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The fair value of the Company’s debt and interest rate swap is estimated using valuation techniques under the accounting guidance related to fair value measurements based on observable and unobservable inputs.  Observable inputs reflect readily available data from independent sources, while unobservable inputs reflect the Company’s market assumptions.  These inputs are classified into the following hierarchy:



Level 1 Inputs  –

Quoted prices for identical assets or liabilities in active markets.



 

Level 2 Inputs  –

Quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities in active markets; quoted prices for identical or similar assets or liabilities in markets that are not active; and model-derived valuations whose inputs are observable or whose significant value drivers are observable.



 

Level 3 Inputs  –

Pricing inputs are unobservable for the assets or liabilities and include situations where there is little, if any, market activity for the assets or liabilities.  The inputs into the determination of fair value require significant management judgment or estimation.



The carrying amount and fair value of the Company’s debt, interest rate swap, and non-qualified retirement plan assets December 29,  

2018 is as follows (in thousands): 





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



  

Carrying

  

 

 

  

Fair Value



 

Amount

 

Fair Value

 

Measurements

Senior Notes

  

$

700,000 

  

$

686,000 

 

Level 2

Facility Bonds

  

 

77,090 

  

  

77,090 

 

Level 2

Secured notes payable and other

  

 

86,322 

  

  

86,322 

 

Level 2

Interest rate swap derivative contract asset

 

 

444 

 

 

444 

 

Level 2

Line of credit payable

 

 

16,520 

 

 

16,520 

 

Level 2

Non-qualified retirement plan assets

 

 

13,020 

 

 

13,020 

 

Level 2



The fair values for Level 2 measurements were determined primarily using market yields and taking into consideration the underlying terms of the instrument.



K. COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES



Various legal proceedings and claims arising in the ordinary course of business are pending against the Company.  In the opinion of management, the ultimate liability, if any, from all pending legal proceedings and claims will not materially affect the Company’s financial position, the results of its operations, or its cash flows.



L. SUBSEQUENT EVENTS



We have evaluated subsequent events and transactions for potential recognition or disclosure in the financial statements through the day the financial statements were issued.



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



Overview

 

Ingles, a leading supermarket chain in the Southeast, operates 200 supermarkets in North Carolina (72), Georgia (69), South Carolina (36), Tennessee (21), Virginia (1) and Alabama (1). The Company locates its supermarkets primarily in suburban areas, small towns and rural communities. Ingles supermarkets offer customers a wide variety of nationally advertised food products, including grocery, meat and dairy products, produce, frozen foods and other perishables and non-food products. Non-food products include fuel centers, pharmacies, health and beauty care products and general merchandise, as well as quality private label items. In addition, the Company focuses on selling high-growth, high-margin products to its customers through the development of certified organic products, bakery departments and prepared foods including delicatessen sections.  As of December 29,  2018, the Company operated 108 in-store pharmacies and 102 fuel centers. 



Ingles also operates a fluid dairy and earns shopping center rentals. The fluid dairy sells approximately 28%  of its products to the retail grocery segment and approximately 72%  of its products to third parties. Real estate ownership is an important component of the Company’s operations, providing both operational and economic benefits.  

 

Critical Accounting Policies

 

Critical accounting policies are those accounting policies that management believes are important to the portrayal of the Company’s financial condition and results of operations, and require management’s most difficult, subjective or complex judgments, often as a result of the need to make estimates about the effect of matters that are inherently uncertain. Estimates are based on historical

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experience and other factors believed to be reasonable under the circumstances, the results of which form the basis for making judgments about the carrying values of assets and liabilities that are not readily apparent from other sources.  Management estimates, by their nature, involve judgments regarding future uncertainties, and actual results may therefore differ materially from these estimates.

 

Self-Insurance

 

The Company is self-insured for workers’ compensation and group medical and dental benefits. Risks and uncertainties are associated with self-insurance; however, the Company has limited its exposure by maintaining excess liability coverage of $750,000 per occurrence for workers’ compensation, $500,000 for general liability, and $450,000 per covered person for medical care benefits for a policy year. Self-insurance liabilities are established based on claims filed and estimates of claims incurred but not reported. The estimates are based on data provided by the respective claims administrators. These estimates can fluctuate if historical trends are not predictive of the future. The majority of the Company’s properties are self-insured for casualty losses and business interruption; however, liability coverage is maintained.  At December 29, 2018 the Company’s self-insurance reserves totaled $34.2 million.  Of this amount, $13.4 million is accounted for as a current liability and $20.8 million as a long-term liability, which is inclusive of $4.4 million of expected self-insurance recoveries from excess cost insurance or other sources that are recorded as a receivable.

 

Asset Impairments 

 

The Company accounts for the impairment of long-lived assets in accordance with FASB ASC Topic 360. For assets to be held and used, the Company tests for impairment using undiscounted cash flows and calculates the amount of impairment using discounted cash flows. For assets held for sale, impairment is recognized based on the excess of remaining book value over expected recovery value. The recovery value is the fair value as determined by independent quotes or expected sales prices developed by internal associates. Estimates of future cash flows and expected sales prices are judgments based upon the Company’s experience and knowledge of local operations and cash flows that are projected for several years into the future. These estimates can fluctuate significantly due to changes in real estate market conditions, the economic environment, capital spending decisions and inflation. The Company monitors the carrying value of long-lived assets for potential impairment each quarter based on whether any indicators of impairment have occurred.  There were no asset impairments during the three-month period ended December 29, 2018.



Vendor Allowances

 

The Company receives funds for a variety of merchandising activities from the many vendors whose products the Company buys for resale in its stores.  These incentives and allowances are primarily comprised of volume or purchase based incentives, advertising allowances, slotting fees, and promotional discounts.  The purpose of these incentives and allowances is generally to help defray the costs incurred by the Company for stocking, advertising, promoting and selling the vendor’s products.  These allowances generally relate to short term arrangements with vendors, often relating to a period of a month or less, and are negotiated on a purchase-by-purchase or transaction-by-transaction basis.  Whenever possible, vendor discounts and allowances that relate to buying and merchandising activities are recorded as a component of item cost in inventory and recognized in merchandise costs when the item is sold.  Due to system constraints and the nature of certain allowances, it is sometimes not practicable to apply allowances to the item cost of inventory. In those instances, the allowances are applied as a reduction of merchandise costs using a rational and systematic methodology, which results in the recognition of these incentives when the inventory related to the vendor consideration received is sold.  Vendor allowances applied as a reduction of merchandise costs totaled $29.9 million and $31.8 million for the fiscal quarters ended December 29, 2018 and December 30, 2017, respectively.  Vendor advertising allowances that represent a reimbursement of specific identifiable incremental costs of advertising the vendor’s specific products are recorded as a reduction to the related expense in the period in which the related expense is incurred.  Vendor advertising allowances recorded as a reduction of advertising expense totaled $4.0 million for both the fiscal quarters ended December 29, 2018 and December 30, 2017. 



If vendor advertising allowances were substantially reduced or eliminated, the Company would likely consider other methods of advertising, as well as the volume and frequency of the Company’s product advertising, which could increase or decrease the Company’s expenditures.



Similarly, the Company is not able to assess the impact of vendor advertising allowances on creating additional revenue, as such allowances do not directly generate revenue for the Company’s stores.



Results of Operations

 

Ingles operates on a 52 or 53-week fiscal year ending on the last Saturday in September.  The Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income for the three-month periods ended December 29, 2018 and December 30,  2017 both include 13 weeks of operations. Comparable store sales are defined as sales by retail stores in operation for five full fiscal quarters. Sales from replacement stores, major remodels and the addition of fuel stations to existing stores are included in the comparable store sales calculation from the date thereof.  A replacement store is a new store that is opened to replace an existing nearby store that is closed.  A major remodel entails substantial remodeling of an existing store and includes additional retail square footage. For both the three-month periods ended December 29, 2018 and December 30, 2017, comparable store sales include 197 stores. 

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The following table sets forth, for the periods indicated, selected financial information as a percentage of net sales.  For information regarding the various segments of the business, see Note I “Segment Information” to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

 





 

 

 

 

 

 



  

Three Months Ended



  

December 29,

 

December 30,



 

2018

 

2017

Net sales

  

100.0 

%

 

100.0 

%

Gross profit

  

24.3 

%

 

24.1 

%

Operating and administrative expenses

  

20.6 

%

 

20.6 

%

Gain from sale or disposal of assets

 

 —

%

 

 —

%

Income from operations

  

3.7 

%

 

3.5 

%

Other income, net

  

0.1 

%

 

0.1 

%

Interest expense

  

1.2 

%

 

1.1 

%

Income tax expense

  

0.5 

%

 

(2.0)

%

Net income

  

2.1 

%

 

4.5 

%



Three Months Ended December 29,  2018 Compared to the Three Months Ended December 30,  2017 

 

Net income for the first quarter of fiscal 2019 totaled $22.2 million, compared with net income of $45.1 million earned for the first quarter of fiscal 2018Changes to federal tax law enacted on December 22, 2017 had a $26.7 million positive impact on the Company’s tax expense for the prior year quarter ended December 30, 2017.  Income before income taxes totaled $28.1 million for the quarter ended December 29, 2018, 10.9% higher than pre-tax income of $25.4 million for the quarter ended December 30, 2017.  Comparing the quarters, net sales and gross profit increased to a greater extent than increases in operating expenses.



Net Sales. Net sales increased by $48.1 million, or 4.7%, to $1.06 billion for the three months ended December 29, 2018 compared with $1.01 billion for the three months ended December 30, 2017Comparing the first quarter of fiscal 2019 with the first quarter of fiscal 2018, gasoline sales dollars increased due to a 0.8% increase in gallons sold and a 6.4% increase in the retail sales price per gallon.  Excluding gasoline sales, total grocery comparable store sales increased 3.9%  over the comparative fiscal quarters.  Comparing the first quarters of fiscal years 2019 and 2018 (and excluding gasoline), the number of customer transactions increased 1.7% and the average transaction size increased 2.6%. 



Ingles operated 200 stores at December 29, 2018 and December 30, 2017.  Retail square feet totaled 11.3 million square feet at both December 29, 2018 and December 30, 2017.   During the last twelve months the Company opened  two stores, relocated one store into a new building and closed three stores, one of which will reopen in a new building during fiscal year 2019.    



Sales by product category (in thousands) are as follows:







 

 

 

 

 

 



  

Three Months Ended



  

December 29,

  

December 30,



 

2018

 

2017

Grocery

  

$

375,638 

  

$

363,325 

Non-foods

  

 

232,497 

  

 

217,744 

Perishables

 

 

275,395 

 

 

265,294 

Gasoline

  

 

146,511 

  

 

136,674 

Total retail grocery

  

$

1,030,041 

  

$

983,037 



The grocery category includes grocery, dairy, and frozen foods.

The non-foods include alcoholic beverages, tobacco, pharmacy, and health/beauty/cosmetic products.

The perishables category includes meat, produce, deli and bakery.



Changes in retail grocery sales for the quarter ended December 29, 2018 are summarized as follows (in thousands):









 

 

 

Total retail grocery sales for the three months ended December 30, 2017

  

$

983,037 

Comparable store sales increase (including gasoline)

  

 

41,299 

Impact of stores opened in fiscal 2018 and 2019

  

 

9,461 

Impact of stores closed in fiscal 2018

  

 

(3,740)

Other

 

 

(16)

Total retail grocery sales for the three months ended December 29, 2018

  

$

1,030,041 

 

Gross Profit. Gross profit for the three-month period ended December 29, 2018 totaled $258.4 million, an increase of $13.7 million, or 5.6%, compared with gross profit of $244.7 million for the three-month period ended December 30, 2017.  Gross profit as a percentage of sales was 24.3% and 24.1% for the three months ended December 29, 2018  and December 30, 2017, respectively.



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The gross profit dollar increase is attributable to higher sales.    Gasoline gross profit dollars and margin were higher compared with the first quarter of last fiscal year.  Excluding gasoline sales, grocery gross profit as a percentage of sales for the first quarter of fiscal 2019 decreased 19 basis points compared with the same fiscal 2018 period.



In addition to the direct product cost, the cost of goods sold line item for the grocery segment includes inbound freight charges and the costs related to the Company’s distribution network.  Fluid dairy is a manufacturing process; therefore, the costs mentioned above as well as purchasing, production costs, and internal transfer costs incurred by the milk processing operation are included in the cost of goods sold line item, while these items are included in operating and administrative expenses in the grocery segment. 



Operating and Administrative Expenses. Operating and administrative expenses increased $9.9  million, or 4.7%, to $218.7  million for the three months ended December 29, 2018, from $208.8 million for the three months ended December 30, 2017.   As a percentage of sales, operating and administrative expenses were 20.6% for both the December 2018 and December 2017 quarters.  Excluding gasoline sales and associated gasoline operating expenses (primarily payroll), operating expenses were 23.7% of sales for the first fiscal quarter of 2019 compared with 23.6% for the first fiscal quarter of 2018.

 

A breakdown of the major changes in operating and administrative expenses is as follows:

 





 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

Increase



 

Increase

 

(Decrease)



 

(Decrease)

 

as a % of



 

in millions

 

sales

Salaries and wages

  

$

5.7

 

0.53 

%

Insurance

  

$

1.7

 

0.16 

%

Taxes and licenses

  

$

1.0

 

0.10 

%

Bank charges

 

$

0.9

 

0.08 

%

 

Salaries and wages increased in dollars due to additional labor hours required for the increased sales volume, including new stores opened in the past twelve months.  Competition for labor has also increased in the Company’s market area.



Insurance expense increased due to worsened claims experience under the Company’s self-insurance programs.



Taxes and licenses increased due to higher property taxes and to increased operating licenses for the Company’s expanded product and service offerings.



Bank charges increased due to increased card usage compared with other forms of payment, and to increased charges implemented by card issuers and processors.



Gain from Sale or Disposal of Assets. Loss from sale or disposal of assets was $0.3 million for the three months ended December 29, 2018 compared with an insignificant gain for the comparable prior year periodThere were no individually significant transactions in either fiscal period.



Interest Expense. Interest expense totaled $12.2 million for the three-month period ended December 29, 2018 compared with $11.5 million for the three-month period ended December 30, 2017.   Total debt at December 2018 was $880.0 million compared with $890.5 million at December 2017Over the past twelve months, the London Interbank Offering Rate (“LIBOR”) has increased, resulting in higher interest on the Company’s floating rate debt.  Somewhat offsetting this increase were scheduled principal debt payments over the past twelve months. 



Income Taxes. Income tax expense totaled $6.0 million for the three months ended December 29, 2018, an effective tax rate of 21.3% of pretax incomeIncome tax benefit totaled $19.8 million for the three months ended December 30, 2017, an effective tax rate of (77.8%) of pretax income.



In December 2017, the U.S. Government enacted comprehensive tax legislation commonly referred to as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Tax Act”).  The Tax Act made broad and complete changes to the U.S tax code, including, but not limited to (1) reducing the U.S. federal corporate tax rate from 35% to 21% effective January 1, 2018. (2) creating a new limitation on deductible interest expense, and (3) bonus depreciation that will allow for full expensing of qualified property.



For the fiscal years ended September 28, 2019 and September 29, 2018 the Company has a blended federal corporate tax rate of 21.0% and 24.5%, respectively, based on the effective date of the tax rate reduction.  As a result of the decrease in the federal rate, the Company recorded in the fiscal quarter ended December 30, 2017 a decrease in its net deferred tax liabilities of $26.7 million, with a corresponding reduction to deferred income tax expense.

 

Net Income. Net income totaled $22.2 million for the three-month period ended December 29, 2018 compared with $45.1 million for the three-month period ended December 30, 2017Pretax income, as a percentage of sales, was 2.7%  and 2.5%  for the December 2018 quarter and the December 2017 quarter, respectively.  Basic and diluted earnings per share for Class A Common Stock were

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$1.12 and $1.09,  respectively, for the December 2018 quarter, compared to $2.29 and $2.23, respectively, for the December 2017 quarter.  Basic and diluted earnings per share for Class B Common Stock were each $1.02 for the December 2018 quarter compared with $2.08 for the December 2017 quarter.



Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

Capital Expenditures

 

The Company believes that a key to its ability to continue to develop a loyal customer base is providing conveniently located, clean and modern stores which provide customers with good service and a broad selection of competitively priced products.  Therefore, the Company has invested and will continue to invest significant amounts of capital toward the modernization of its store base.  The Company’s modernization program includes the opening of new stores, the completion of major remodels and expansion of selected existing stores, the relocation of selected existing stores to larger, more convenient locations and the completion of minor remodeling of its remaining existing stores.  The Company will also add fuel centers and other products complementary to grocery sales where market conditions and real estate considerations warrant.



Capital expenditures totaled $71.0 million for the three-month period ended December 29, 2018This is a higher than usual quarterly amount due to the purchase this quarter of a  shopping center with 297,000 leasable square feet where the Company had been operating a  leased storeThese capital expenditures also focused on construction on stores scheduled to open later in fiscal 2019, site acquisition, and smaller-scale remodeling projects in a number of the Company’s stores.  Capital expenditures also included the costs of upgrading and replacing store equipment, technology investments, rolling stock, and capital expenditures related to the Company’s milk processing plant. 

 

Ingles’ capital expenditure plans for fiscal 2019 include investments of approximately $140 to $180 million.   The majority of the Company’s fiscal 2019 capital expenditures will be dedicated to continued improvement of its store base and also include investments in stores expected to open in fiscal 2019 as well as technology improvements, upgrading and replacing existing store equipment and warehouse and transportation equipment and improvements to the Company’s milk processing plant.

 

The Company expects that its annual capital expenditures will be in the range of approximately $100 to $160 million going forward in order to maintain a modern store base.  Planned expenditures for any given future fiscal year will be affected by the availability of financing, which can affect both the number of projects pursued at any given time and the cost of those projects.  The number of projects may also fluctuate due to the varying costs of the types of projects pursued including new stores and major remodel/expansions.  The Company makes decisions on the allocation of capital expenditure dollars based on many factors including the competitive environment, other Company capital initiatives and its financial condition.

 

The Company does not generally enter into commitments for capital expenditures other than on a store-by-store basis at the time it begins construction on a new store or begins a major or minor remodeling project.  Outstanding construction commitments totaled $15.0 million at December 29, 2018.

 

Liquidity

 

The Company generated $63.6 million net cash from operations in the December 2018 three-month period compared with $37.4 million during the December 2017 three-month period.  The increase is primarily attributable to higher net income, exclusive of the non-cash increase to net income and the changes to deferred taxes resulting from certain aspects of the Tax Act.    Operating cash generation tends to be lower during the December quarter of each fiscal year due to seasonal inventory increases and semi-annual interest payments on Senior Notes obligations. 

 

Cash used by investing activities for the three-month periods ended December 29, 2018 and December 30, 2017 totaled $70.9 million and $56.7 million, respectively, consisting primarily of capital expenditures offset by insignificant proceeds from property and equipment sales. 



Cash provided by financing activities totaled $10.9 million and $9.2 million for the fiscal quarters ended December 2018 and 2017, respectively.  Short term borrowings tend to increase during the December quarter of each fiscal year to finance seasonal inventory increases and the semi-annual Senior Note interest payment.  These borrowings increased more during the current fiscal quarter to finance the higher level of capital expenditures.

 

In June 2013, the Company issued $700.0 million aggregate principal amount of senior notes due in 2023 (the “Notes”).  The Notes bear an interest rate of 5.750% per annum and were issued at par. 



The Company has a $175.0 million line of credit (the “Line”) that matures in September 2022The Line provides the Company with various interest rate options based on the prime rate, the Federal Funds Rate, or the London Interbank Offering Rate (“LIBOR”).  The Line allows the Company to issue up to $20.0 million in unused letters of credit, of which $9.1 million of unused letters of credit were

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issued at December 29, 2018.  The Company is not required to maintain compensating balances in connection with the Line.  At December 29, 2018, the Company had $16.5 million of borrowings outstanding under the Line. 



In December 2010, the Company completed the funding of $99.7 million of Bonds (the “Bonds”) for the construction of new warehouse and distribution space adjacent to its existing space in Buncombe County, North Carolina (the “Project”).  The final maturity date of the Bonds is January 1, 2036.



Under a Continuing Covenant and Collateral Agency Agreement (the “Covenant Agreement”) between certain financial institutions and the Company, the financial institutions would hold the Bonds until September 26, 2026, subject to certain events.  Mandatory redemption of the Bonds by the Company in the annual amount of $4.5 million began on January 1, 2014.  The Company may redeem the Bonds without penalty or premium at any time prior to September 26, 2026.



The Company has an interest rate swap agreement for a current notional amount of $53.0 million at a fixed rate of 3.92%.  Under this agreement, the Company pays monthly the fixed rate of 3.92% and receives the one-month LIBOR plus 1.65%.  The interest rate swap effectively hedges floating rate debt in the same amount as the current notional amount of the interest rate swap.  Both the floating rate debt and the interest rate swap have monthly principal amortization of $0.5 million and mature October 1, 2027.  The fair market value of the interest rate swap is measured quarterly with adjustments recorded in other comprehensive income.    



The Company’s long-term debt agreements generally have cross-default provisions which could result in the acceleration of payments due under the Company’s Line, Bonds and Notes indenture in the event of default under any one instrument.



The Notes, the Bonds and the Line contain provisions that under certain circumstances would permit lending institutions to terminate or withdraw their respective extensions of credit to the Company.  Included among the triggering factors permitting the termination or withdrawal of the Line to the Company are certain events of default, including both monetary and non-monetary defaults, the initiation of bankruptcy or insolvency proceedings, and the failure of the Company to meet certain financial covenants designated in its respective loan documents.  As of December 29, 2018, the Company was in compliance with these covenants.  Under the most restrictive of these covenants, the Company would be able to incur approximately $421 million of additional borrowings (including borrowings under the Line) as of December 29, 2018.  



The Company’s principal sources of liquidity are expected to be cash flow from operations, borrowings under the Line and long-term financing.  The Company believes, based on its current results of operations and financial condition, that its financial resources, including the Line, short- and long-term financing expected to be available to it and internally generated funds, will be sufficient to meet planned capital expenditures and working capital requirements for the foreseeable future, including any debt service requirements of additional borrowings.  However, there is no assurance that any such sources of financing will be available to the Company when needed on acceptable terms, or at all.

 

It is possible that, in the future, the Company’s results of operations and financial condition will be different from that described in this report based on a number of factors.  These factors may include, among others, increased competition, changing regional and national economic conditions, adverse climatic conditions affecting food production and delivery and changing demographics, as well as the additional factors discussed below under “Forward Looking Statements.”  It is also possible, for such reasons, that the results of operations from the new, expanded, remodeled and/or replacement stores will not meet or exceed the results of operations from existing stores that are described in this report. 

 

Contractual Obligations and Commercial Commitments

 

There have been no material changes in contractual obligations and commercial commitments subsequent to September 29,  2018 other than as disclosed elsewhere in this Form 10-Q. 







 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contractual Obligations

 

 

 

 

Less than

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More than

(amounts in thousands)

 

Total

 

1 year

 

1-3 years

 

3-5 years

 

5 years

Long-term debt and line of credit

 

$

879,932 

 

$

12,874 

 

$

26,297 

 

$

744,289 

 

$

96,472 

Scheduled interest on long-term debt (1)

 

 

241,123 

 

 

47,506 

 

 

93,337 

 

 

90,787 

 

 

9,493 

Advance payments on purchase contracts

 

 

3,482 

 

 

1,592 

 

 

870 

 

 

370 

 

 

650 

Operating leases (2)

 

 

58,436 

 

 

9,983 

 

 

15,371 

 

 

9,508 

 

 

23,574 

Construction commitments

 

 

14,978 

 

 

14,978 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

$

1,197,951 

 

$

86,933 

 

$

135,875 

 

$

844,954 

 

$

130,189 





 

(1)

Scheduled interest on floating debt calculated using rates in effect on December 29, 2018.

(2)

Operating lease obligations in the above table do not include common area maintenance, insurance, utility and tax payments for which the Company is obligated under certain operating leases.  These amounts are not significant compared with the operating lease payments listed in the above table.



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The Company has entered supply contracts to provide approximately 82% of the fuel sold in its fuel centers.  Pricing is based on certain market indices at the time of purchase.  The suppliers can modify or terminate the contracts if the Company does not meet certain minimum monthly purchase requirements.



The Company is self-insured for workers’ compensation, general liability, and group medical and dental benefits.  The Company’s self-insurance reserves totaled $34.2 million at December 29, 2018 and $34.7 million at September 29, 2018.  Self-insurance liabilities are based on estimates and actuarial assumptions and can fluctuate in both amount and in timing of cash settlement if historical trends are not predictive of the future.  For this reason they are not included in the above table.



The Company has a nonqualified investment plan to provide retirement benefits to certain of the Company’s management employees who are otherwise subject to limited participation in the 401(k) feature of the Company’s Investment/Profit Sharing Plan.  The liability to plan participants totaled $13.7 million at December 29, 2018 and $15.0 million at September 29, 2018.  The settlement of this obligation is dependent upon participant elections to withdraw funds, which cannot be predicted.  For this reason they are not included in the above table.



Various legal proceedings and claims arising in the ordinary course of business are pending against the Company.  In the opinion of management, the ultimate liability, if any, from all pending legal proceedings and claims will not materially affect the Company’s financial position, the results of its operations, or its cash flows.



There have been no other material changes in contractual obligations and commercial commitments subsequent to September 29,  2018 other than as described elsewhere in this Form 10-Q.

 

Off Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

Other than the interest rate swap previously mentioned, the Company is not a party to any other off-balance sheet arrangements that have, or are reasonably likely to have, a current or future material effect on the Company’s financial condition, revenues, expenses, results of operations, liquidity, capital expenditures or capital resources. 

 

Quarterly Cash Dividends

 

Since December 27, 1993, the Company has paid regular quarterly cash dividends of $0.165 (sixteen and one-half cents) per share on its Class A Common Stock and $0.15 (fifteen cents) per share on its Class B Common Stock for an annual rate of $0.66 and $0.60 per share, respectively.    

 

The Company expects to continue paying regular cash dividends on a quarterly basis.  However, the Board of Directors periodically reconsiders the declaration of dividends.  The Company pays these dividends at the discretion of the Board of Directors and the continuation of these payments, the amount of such dividends, and the form in which the dividends are paid (cash or stock) depends upon the results of operations, the financial condition of the Company and other factors which the Board of Directors deems relevant.  In addition, the Notes, the Bonds, the Line, and other loan agreements contain provisions that, based on certain financial parameters, restrict the ability of the Company to pay additional cash dividends in excess of current quarterly per share amounts.  Further, the Company is prevented from declaring dividends at any time that it is in default under the indenture governing the Notes. 

 

Seasonality

 

Grocery sales are subject to a slight seasonal variance due to holiday related sales and due to sales in areas where seasonal homes are located. Sales are traditionally higher in the Company’s first fiscal quarter due to the inclusion of sales related to Thanksgiving and Christmas.  The Company’s second fiscal quarter traditionally has the lowest sales of the year, unless Easter falls in that quarter.   In the third and fourth quarter, sales are affected by the return of customers to seasonal homes in our market area.  The Company’s fluid dairy operations have slight seasonal variation to the extent of its sales into the grocery industry.  The Company’s real estate activities are not subject to seasonal variations. 

 

Impact of Inflation

 

The following table from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics lists annualized changes in the Consumer Price Index that could have an effect on the Company’s operations.  One of the Company’s significant costs is labor, which changes with general inflation.  Inflation or deflation in energy costs affects the Company’s gasoline sales, distribution expenses, utility expenses and plastic supply costs.







 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 



  

Three Months Ended



  

December 29,

 

December 30,



 

2018

 

2017

All items

  

0.1 

%

 

0.2 

%

Food and beverages

  

0.2 

%

 

0.1 

%

Energy

  

(1.1)

%

 

0.6 

%

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Forward Looking Statements

 

This Quarterly Report contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.   The words “expect”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “plan”, likely”, goal”, “believe”, “seek” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements.  While these forward-looking statements and the related assumptions are made in good faith and reflect the Company’s current judgment regarding the direction of the Company’s business, actual results will almost always vary, sometimes materially, from any estimates, predictions, projections, assumptions or other future performance suggested herein.  Such statements are based upon a number of assumptions and estimates which are inherently subject to significant risks and uncertainties many of which are beyond the Company’s control.  Some of these assumptions inevitably will not materialize, and unanticipated events will occur which will affect the Company’s results.  Some important factors (but not necessarily all factors) that affect the Company’s revenues, growth strategies, future profitability and operating results, or that otherwise could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by any forward-looking statement, include business and economic conditions generally in the Company’s operating area; the Company’s ability to successfully implement its expansion and operating strategies and to manage rapid expansion; pricing pressures and other competitive factors; reduction in per gallon retail gasoline prices; the maturation of new and expanded stores; the Company’s ability to reduce costs and achieve improvements in operating results; the availability and terms of financing; increases in labor and utility costs; success or failure in the ownership and development of real estate; changes in the laws and government regulations applicable to the Company;  and changes in accounting policies, standards, guidelines or principles as may be adopted by regulatory agencies as well as the Financial Accounting Standards Board.

 

Consequently, actual events affecting the Company and the impact of such events on the Company’s operations may vary significantly from those described in this report or contemplated or implied by statements in this report.  The Company does not undertake and specifically denies any obligation to update any such statements or to publicly announce the results of any revisions to any such statements to reflect future events or developments. 



Item 3. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

 

As previously mentioned, the Company is party to an interest rate swap agreement for a current notional amount of $53.0 million at a fixed rate of 3.92%.  Otherwise, the Company does not typically utilize financial instruments for trading or other speculative purposes, nor does it typically utilize leveraged financial instruments.  There have been no other material changes in the market risk factors from those disclosed in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 29,  2018.  



Item 4.  CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES    



(a)

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures



The Company maintains disclosure controls and procedures designed to provide reasonable assurance of achieving the objective that information in its Exchange Act reports is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified and pursuant to the regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Disclosure controls and procedures, as defined in Rule 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Exchange Act, include controls and procedures designed to ensure the information required to be disclosed by the Company in the reports it files or submits under the Exchange Act is accumulated and communicated to the Company’s management, including its Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.  It should be noted that the Company’s system of controls, however well designed and operated, can provide only reasonable, and not absolute, assurance that the objectives of the system are met.

 

As required by SEC Rule 13a-15(b), the Company carried out an evaluation, under the supervision and with participation of its management, including its Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, of the effectiveness of the design and operation of its disclosure controls and procedures as of December 29, 2018, the end of the period covered by this report. In making this evaluation, it considered matters previously identified and disclosed in connection with the filing of its Form 10-K for fiscal 2018. After consideration of the matters discussed above and the changes in internal control over financial reporting discussed below, the Company has concluded that its controls and procedures were effective as of December 29, 2018.  

 

(b) Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting



The Company is currently planning and performing tests of internal controls over financial reporting for fiscal year 2019.



No changes in internal control over financial reporting occurred during the Company’s last fiscal quarter that materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the Company’s internal control over financial reporting.

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Part II. OTHER INFORMATION







Item 6. EXHIBITS 

 

(a) Exhibits.





 

 

3.1 

 

Articles of Incorporation of Ingles Markets, Incorporated (included as Exhibit 3.1 to Ingles Markets, Incorporated’s Registration Statement on Form S-1, File No. 33-23919, previously filed with the Commission and incorporated herein by this reference).  (Filed on paper – hyperlink is not required pursuant to Rule 105 of Regulation S-T.)



















 

 

4.1 

 

Articles 4 and 9 of the Articles of Incorporation of Ingles Markets, Incorporated (included as Exhibit 3.1 to Ingles Markets, Incorporated’s Registration Statement on Form S-1, File No. 33-23919, (filed on paper – hyperlink is not required pursuant to Rule 105 of Regulation S-T) and Exhibit 3.3 to Ingles Markets, Incorporated’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 25, 2004, File No. 0-14706, respectively, each of which were previously filed with the Commission and are incorporated herein by this reference).































 



 















 

 







 

 

31.1 

*

Rule 13a-14(a) Certification







 

 

31.2 

*

Rule 13a-14(a) Certification















 

 

101 

*

The following financial information from the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended December 29, 2018, formatted in XBRL (Extensible Business Reporting Language) and furnished electronically herewith: (i) the Consolidated Statements of Earnings; (ii) the Consolidated Balance Sheets; (iii) the Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows; (iv) the Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income; and (v) the Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements.





________

* Filed herewith.

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this Form 10-Q to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

 



 

 



 

 

 

 

INGLES MARKETS, INCORPORATED



 

Date: February 7,  2019

 

/s/ James W. Lanning

 

 

 

James W. Lanning

 

 

Chief Executive Officer and President



 

Date: February 7,  2019

 

/s/ Ronald B. Freeman

 

 

 

Ronald B. Freeman

 

 

Vice President-Finance and Chief Financial Officer















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