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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C.  20549

FORM 6-K

REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER
PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16 OF
THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the month of November 2011


G. WILLI-FOOD INTERNATIONAL LTD.
(Translation of registrant's name into English)

4 Nahal Harif St., Yavne, Israel 81106
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
Indicate by check mark whether registrant files or will file annual reports under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F:

FORM 20-F x    FORM 40-F o
 
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Indicate by check mark whether registrant by furnishing the information contained in this Form, the registrant is also thereby furnishing the information to the Commission pursuant to Rule 12g3-2(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934:

YES o    NO x

If "YES" is marked, indicate below the file number assigned to the registrant in connection with Rule 12g3-2(b):  82-________.
 
 
 

 
 
Attached hereto and incorporated by reference herein is a press release ("Press Release") issued by G. Willi-Food International Ltd. (“Registrant”) on November 28, 2011.
 
The financial tables attached to the Press Release are hereby incorporated by reference in the Registration Statements on Form F-3 (File No. 333-11848 and 333-138200) of the Registrant.
 
 
 

 
 
SIGNATURES
 
In accordance with 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.
 
 
G. WILLI-FOOD INTERNATIONAL LTD.
 
 
Dated:  November 28, 2011
     
 
By:
/s/ Baruch Shusel
 
   
Name:  Baruch Shusel
Title:  Chief Financial Officer
 
 
 
 

 
 
   

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

G. WILLI-FOOD REPORTS Q3 2011 SALES UP 7% OVER Q3 2010 SALES

2011 Q3 Net Income of US$ 0.6 million

YAVNE, Israel – November 28, 2011 -- G. Willi-Food International Ltd. (NASDAQ: WILC) (the “Company” or “Willi-Food”), a global company specializing in the development, manufacturing, marketing and international distribution of kosher foods, today announced its unaudited financial results for the third quarter and the nine-months ended September 30, 2011.

Third Quarter Fiscal 2011 Highlights
 
·
Sales increased 7.1% over third quarter of 2010 to NIS 85.3 million (US$ 23.0 million)
 
·
Gross profit decreased 14.7% over third quarter of 2010 to NIS 21.0 million (US$ 5.7 million), or 24.7% of sales
 
·
Operating income decreased 51.7% over third quarter of 2010 to NIS 4.0 million (US$ 1.1 million), or 4.7% of sales
 
·
Net income decreased 71.2% over third quarter of 2010 to NIS 2.26 million (US$ 0.6 million), or 2.6% of sales
 
·
Net income attributed to the owners of the Company decreased 67.6% over third quarter of 2010 to NIS 2.35 million (US$ 0.63 million), or 2.7% of sales
 
·
Cash and securities balance of NIS 194.2 million (US$ 52.3 million) as of September 30, 2011

Willi-Food’s operating divisions include Willi-Food, a distributor of a broad variety of kosher foods, its wholly-owned Gold Frost - a designer, developer and distributor of branded kosher dairy food products, and Shamir Salads - an Israeli distributor and manufacturer of Mediterranean style salads.
 
Third Quarter Fiscal 2011 Summary
Sales for the third quarter of 2011 increased by 7.1% to NIS 85.3 million (US$ 23.0 million) compared to sales of NIS 79.7 million (US$ 21.5 million) in the third quarter of 2010. The growth in sales in the third quarter was primarily due to increased awareness to the Company's new products following intensified sales activities that the Company initiated during 2011.
 
Gross profit for the third quarter of 2011 decreased by 14.7% to NIS 21.0 million (US$ 5.7 million) compared to gross profit of NIS 24.7 million (US$ 6.6 million) in the third quarter of 2010.  Third quarter gross margin was 24.7% compared to gross margin of 30.9% for the same period in 2010. The decrease in gross profit and gross margins was primarily due to the reductions in the prices of certain of our products as a result of continued pressure from our customers to reduce prices as a result of national protests against the cost of food products, due to an increase in global prices of food products compounded by the recent strengthening of the U.S. dollar versus the NIS (a depreciation of  8.7% of the value of the NIS in the third quarter of 2011) and due to the general effects of the global economic recession. The Company expects a further decline in its gross margins in the fourth quarter of 2011 and in the first quarter of 2012. To the extent that customer pressure to reduce prices continues, or that global prices of food products continue to increase, or that the depreciation of the NIS versus the U.S. dollar continues, the Company's gross margins may be impacted beyond the first quarter of 2012.
 
Mr. Zwi Williger, Chairman of Willi-Food commented, “Third quarter results were affected by the national protest against the cost of food products which led our customers to reduce the selling prices of food products, pressuring us to decrease our selling prices to them. This quarter was also affected by the increase in global purchase prices, the depreciation of the NIS versus the U.S. dollar, an environment of continued uncertainty in the global financial markets, and a recession that is seen both in our home market and abroad. We believe that Willi-Food's results in the fourth quarter of 2011 and in 2012 will be affected by the economic situation and significant recession that has affected our customers and the global markets.”
 
 
 

 
 
Willi-Food’s operating income for the third quarter of 2011 decreased 51.7% to NIS 4.0 million (US$ 1.1 million) over the third quarter of 2010. Selling expenses increased by 4.2% from the comparable quarter of 2010. Selling expenses as a percentage of sales decreased in the third quarter of 2011 to 13.1% compared to 13.4% in the third quarter of 2010. General and administrative expenses decreased by 13.8% from the comparable quarter of 2010. General and administrative expenses as a percentage of sales decreased in the third quarter of 2011 to 5.7% from 7.1% in the third quarter of 2010. Most of the other expenses that were recorded in the third quarter of 2011 are a one-time expense resulting from an impairment charge in the amount of NIS 1.1 million ($0.3 million) on intangible assets in Shamir Salads.
 
Willi-Food’s income before taxes for the third quarter of 2011 decreased 67.2% to NIS 3.3 million (US$ 0.9 million) over the third quarter of 2010. Willi-Food's net income in the third quarter of 2011 decreased 71.2% to NIS 2.3 million (US$ 0.6 million) from NIS 7.8 million (US$ 2.1 million) recorded in the third quarter of 2010. Willi-Food's net income attributed to the owners of the Company in the third quarter of 2011 decreased 67.6% to NIS 2.3 million (US$ 0.6 million), or NIS 0.17 (US$ 0.05) per share, compared to NIS 7.2 million (US$ 2.0 million), or NIS 0.53 (US$ 0.14) per share, recorded in the third quarter of 2010.
 
Willi-Food generated NIS 9.6 million (US$ 2.6 million), or NIS 0.71 (US$ 0.19) per share from continuing operating activities in the third quarter of 2011.

Willi-Food ended the third quarter of 2011 with NIS 194.2 million (US$ 52.3 million) in cash and securities and NIS 3.3 million (US$ 0.9 million) in short-term debt (51% of the debt of Shamir Salads). Willi-Food's shareholders' equity at the end of September 2011 was NIS 322.5 million (US$ 86.9 million).
 
Nine-Month Results
Willi-Food’s sales for the nine-month period ending September 30, 2011 increased by 2.9% to NIS 264.7 million (US$ 71.3 million) compared to sales of NIS 257.3 million (US$ 69.3 million) in the first nine-months of 2010. Gross profit for the period decreased 6.0% to NIS 70.9 million (US$19.1 million) compared to gross profit of NIS 75.4 million (US$ 20.3 million) for the nine-month period in 2010. First nine-month gross margins in 2011 were 26.8% compared to gross margins of 29.3% in the same period of 2010.

Operating income for the first nine months of 2011 decreased by 7.7% to NIS 22.5 million (US$ 6.1 million) from NIS 25.6 million (US$ 6.9 million) reported in the comparable period of last year. First nine-month of 2011 income before taxes decreased by 25.6% to NIS 20.8 million (US$ 5.6 million) compared to NIS 28.0 million (US$ 7.5 million) recorded in the first nine months of 2010. Net income for the first nine months of 2011 decreased by 28.7% to NIS 15.7 million (US$ 4.2 million) from NIS 22.1  million (US $5.9 million) in the first nine months of 2010. Net income attributable to the owners of the Company for the first nine months of 2011 decreased by 25.9% to NIS 15.4 million (US $4.1 million), or NIS 1.13 (US$ 0.30) per share compared to net income attributable to the owners of the Company for the first nine months of 2010 of NIS 20.7 million (US$ 5.6 million), or NIS 1.64 (US$ 0.44) per share.

Business Outlook
Mr. Williger commented, “Looking forward, we are facing a significant increase in the level of uncertainty in the global economy. In Israel, economic uncertainty is coupled with changes in the Israeli market that we expect will negatively affect our results in the remainder of 2011 and the beginning of 2012. On the other hand, our top line growth reflected the synergies we have created to channel the broad range of products coming from our own sourcing and that of our subsidiaries. We expect this growth to cease in the remainder of 2011 due to the global and Israeli economic situations, which we expect will affect our customer base, both in the retail and wholesale markets, in Israel and abroad. We therefore expect net income for the fourth quarter of 2011 and the first quarter of 2012 to be significantly lower compared to comparable prior quarters. Nevertheless, this period of economic uncertainty presents an opportunity for Willi-Food to utilize its cash on hand to purchase synergetic companies at lower prices than before. We continue looking for opportunities to create additional value for our shareholders."
 
 
 

 
 
Mr. Williger concluded, “In light of the anticipated continued recession, our foreseeable challenges ahead will be to manage our expenses, and in particular the cost of our products, to an acceptable degree in order to accommodate our consumers' continued anticipated desire to acquire lower cost products. We hope that in these difficult times we will be able to maintain our customer base both in the retail and wholesale markets.”

Conference Call

The Company will host a conference call to discuss results on Monday, November 28, 2011 at 11:00 AM Eastern time. Interested parties may participate in the conference call by dialing 1-877-941-2068 (US), or 1-480-629-9712 (International), approximately 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. Interested parties can also listen via a live Internet webcast, which will be available on the day of the call through the following link: http://viavid.net/dce.aspx?sid=000090F6

A replay of the conference call will be available for 14 days from 2:00 PM EST on November 28, 2011 through 11:59 PM EST on December 12, 2011 by dialing 1-877-870-5176 (US), or 1-858-384-5517 (International), access code 4491030.  In addition, a recording of the call will be available via the link shown above for one year.

NOTE A: Convenience Translation to Dollars
The convenience translation of New Israeli Shekels (NIS) into U.S. dollars was made at the rate of exchange prevailing on September 30, 2011, U.S. $1.00 equals NIS 3.712. The translation was made solely for the convenience of the reader.

NOTE B: IFRS
The Company’s consolidated financial results for the three-month and nine-month ended September 30, 2011 are presented in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”).

NOTE C: Discontinued Operations
Discontinued operations are measured and presented in accordance with the provisions of IFRS 5 "Non-current Assets Held for Sale and Discontinued Operations".
 
The results of discontinued operations are presented in the income statement in a separate item below income from continuing operations.
 
ABOUT G. WILLI-FOOD INTERNATIONAL LTD.
 
G. Willi-Food International Ltd. (http://www.willi-food.com) is an Israeli-based company specializing in high-quality, great-tasting kosher food products. Willi-Food is engaged directly and through its subsidiaries in the design, import, manufacture, marketing and distribution of over 1,000 food products worldwide. As one of Israel's leading food importers, Willi-Food markets and sells its food products to over 1,500 customers in Israel and around the world including large retail and private supermarket chains, wholesalers and institutional consumers. The company's operating divisions include Willi-Food in Israel; Gold Frost, a wholly owned subsidiary who designs, develops and distributes branded kosher, dairy-food products; and Shamir Salads, an Israeli manufacturer and distributor of a broad line of over 400 Mediterranean-style chilled salads.
 
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 relating to future events or our future performance, such as statements regarding trends, demand for our products and expected sales, operating results, and earnings. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied in those forward-looking statements. These risks and other factors include but are not limited to: monetary risks including changes in marketable securities or changes in currency exchange rates- especially the NIS/U.S. Dollar exchange rate, payment default by any of our major clients, the loss of one of more of our key personnel, changes in laws and regulations, including those relating to the food distribution industry, and inability to meet and maintain regulatory qualifications and approvals for our products, termination of arrangements with our suppliers, in particular Arla Foods, loss of one or more of our principal clients, increase or decrease in global purchase prices of food products, increasing levels of competition in Israel and other markets in which we do business, changes in economic conditions in Israel, including in particular economic conditions in the Company's core markets, our inability to accurately predict consumption of our products, our inability to successfully integrate our recent acquisitions, insurance coverage not sufficient enough to cover losses of product liability claims and risks associated with product liability claims. We cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements. The matters discussed in this press release also involve risks and uncertainties summarized under the heading "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2010, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 30, 2011. These factors are updated from time to time through the filing of reports and registration statements with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We do not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this press release.

{FINANCIAL TABLES TO FOLLOW}
 
 
 

 
 
G. WILLI-FOOD INTERNATIONAL LTD.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

   
September 30,
   
December 31,
   
September 30,
   
December 31,
 
   
2 0 1 1
   
2 0 1 0
   
2 0 1 1
   
2 0 1 0
 
   
NIS
   
US dollars (*)
 
   
(in thousands)
 
          ASSETS
                       
Current assets
                       
Cash and cash equivalents
    24,866       113,631       6,699       30,612  
Financial assets carried at fair value through profit or loss
    169,357       67,890       45,624       18,289  
Trade receivables
    87,633       85,902       23,608       23,141  
Other receivables and prepaid expenses
    1,960       2,307       528       621  
Inventories
    43,504       37,614       11,720       10,133  
Total current assets
    327,320       307,344       88,179       82,796  
                                 
Non-current assets
                               
Property, plant and equipment
    72,136       71,350       19,434       19,222  
Less -Accumulated depreciation
    23,195       20,512       6,249       5,526  
      48,941       50,838       13,185       13,696  
                                 
Prepaid expenses
    2,366       2,405       637       648  
Goodwill
    1,936       1,936       522       522  
Intangible assets
    2,633       4,067       709       1,095  
Deferred taxes
    1,449       694       391       187  
Total non-current assets
    57,325       59,940       15,444       16,148  
      384,645       367,284       103,623       98,944  
EQUITY AND LIABILITIES
                               
Current liabilities
                               
Short-term bank credit
    6,548       5,780       1,764       1,557  
Trade payables
    37,868       32,959       10,202       8,879  
Employees Benefits
    2,882       3,057       776       824  
Accruals
    465       268       125       72  
Current tax liabilities
    7,389       5,910       1,990       1,592  
Other payables and accrued expenses
    5,562       10,326       1,499       2,781  
Total current liabilities
    60,714       58,300       16,356       15,705  
                                 
Non-current liabilities
                               
Long-term bank loans
    -       309       -       83  
Deferred taxes
    164       522       44       141  
Employees Benefits
    1,254       1,281       338       345  
Total non-current liabilities
    1,418       2,112       382       569  
                                 
Shareholders' equity
                               
Share capital NIS 0.10 par value
                               
(authorized - 50,000,000 shares, issued
                               
and outstanding – 13,573,679 shares at
September 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010)
    1,444       1,444       389       389  
Additional paid in capital
    128,863       128,863       34,716       34,715  
Capital fund
    247       247       67       67  
Foreign currency translation reserve
    649       736       175       198  
Retained earnings
    185,423       170,060       49,952       45,813  
Noncontrolling interest
    5,887       5,522       1,586       1,488  
      322,513       306,872       86,885       82,670  
                                 
      384,645       367,284       103,623       98,944  
 
(*)           Convenience translation into U.S. dollars
 
 
 

 
 
G. WILLI-FOOD INTERNATIONAL LTD.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

   
Nine-months
   
Three months
   
Nine-months
 
   
ended September 30,
   
ended September 30,
 
   
2 0 1 1
   
2 0 1 0
   
2 0 1 1
   
2 0 1 0
   
2 0 1 1
   
2 0 1 0
 
   
NIS
   
US dollars (*)
 
   
In thousands (except per share and share data)
 
                                     
Sales
    264,663       257,304       85,342       79,710       71,300       69,317  
Cost of sales
    193,770       181,885       64,299       55,051       52,202       48,999  
                                                 
Gross profit
    70,893       75,419       21,043       24,659       19,098       20,318  
                                                 
 Selling expenses
    31,294       32,800       11,162       10,714       8,431       8,836  
 General and administrative expenses
    16,190       17,019       4,884       5,666       4,362       4,585  
 Other income
    900       (33 )     1,003       3       242       (9 )
                                                 
Total operating expenses
    48,384       49,786       17,049       16,383       13,035       13,412  
                                                 
Operating income
    22,509       25,633       3,994       8,276       6,063       6,906  
                                                 
Financial income
    (940 )     3,218       (580 )     2,143       (253 )     867  
Financial expense
    764       890       108       345       205       240  
Total financial income (expenses)
    (1,704 )     2,328       (688 )     1,798       (458 )     627  
                                                 
 Income before taxes on income
    20,805       27,961       3,306       10,074       5,605       7,533  
 Taxes on income
    5,077       6,716       1,051       2,246       1,368       1,809  
                                                 
Income from continuing operations
    15,728       21,245       2,255       7,828       4,237       5,724  
Income from discontinued operations
    -       830       -       -       -       224  
                                                 
Net income
    15,728       22,075       2,255       7,828       4,237       5,948  
                                                 
Owners of the Company
    15,363       20,741       2,345       7,247       4,139       5,589  
Non-controlling interest
    365       1,334       (90 )     581       98       359  
                                                 
Net income
    15,728       22,075       2,255       7,828       4,237       5,948  
                                                 
Earnings per share data:
                                               
Earnings per share:
                                               
Basic from continuing operations
    1.13       1.57       0.17       0.53       0.30       0.45  
Basic from discontinued operations
    -       0.07       -       -       -       0.02  
Basic
    1.13       1.64       0.17       0.53       0.30       0.47  
Diluted from continuing operations
    1.13       1.57       0.17       0.53       0.30       0.45  
Diluted from discontinued operations
    -       0.07       -       -       -       0.02  
Diluted
    1.13       1.64       0.17       0.53       0.30       0.47  
                                                 
Shares used in computing basic and diluted earnings per ordinary share:
    13,573,679       12,641,278       13,573,679       13,573,679       13,573,679       12,641,278  
 
(*)
Convenience translation into U.S. dollars.

 
 

 
 
G. WILLI-FOOD INTERNATIONAL LTD.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
 
   
Nine-months
   
Three months
   
Nine-months
 
   
ended September 30,
   
ended September 30,
 
   
2 0 1 1
   
2 0 1 0
   
2 0 1 1
   
2 0 1 0
   
2 0 1 1
   
2 0 1 0
 
   
NIS
   
US dollars (*)
 
   
(in thousands)
 
CASH FLOWS - OPERATING ACTIVITIES
                                   
                                     
Profit from continuing operations
    15,728       21,245       2,255       7,828       4,237       5,724  
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
                                               
Depreciation and amortization
    5,530       3,623       2,569       1,230       1,490       976  
Deferred expenses
    -       695       -       237       -       187  
Deferred income taxes
    (1,113 )     (104 )     (257 )     172       (300 )     (28 )
Capital Gain on disposal of property plant and equipment
    (86 )     (33 )     16       3       (23 )     (9 )
Unrealized loss on marketable securities
    5,482       (1,521 )     2,188       (2,058 )     1,478       (410 )
Revaluation of loans from banks and others
    -       (11 )     -       (8 )     -       (3 )
Employees benefit, net
    (27 )     77       (71 )     50       (7 )     21  
                                                 
Changes in assets and liabilities:
                                               
Increase (Decrease) in trade receivables and other receivables
    (1,384 )     (2,417 )     4,424       4,586       (373 )     (651 )
Decrease (Increase) in inventories
    (5,890 )     2,700       (1,716 )     4,139       (1,587 )     727  
Decrease in long term receivables
    -       350       -       209       -       94  
Increase (Decrease) in payables and other current liabilities
    1,559       (8,853 )     183       1,512       420       (2,385 )
                                                 
Net cash from (used in) continuing operating activities
    19,799       15,751       9,591       17,900       5,335       4,243  
Net cash from (used in) discontinued operating activities
    -       (22 )     -       -       -       -  

(*)
Convenience translation into U.S. dollars.
 
 
 

 
 
G. WILLI-FOOD INTERNATIONAL LTD.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
 
   
Nine-months
   
Three months
   
Nine-months
 
   
Ended September 30,
   
Ended September 30,
 
   
2 0 1 1
   
2 0 1 0
   
2 0 1 1
   
2 0 1 0
   
2 0 1 1
   
2 0 1 0
 
   
NIS
   
US dollars (*)
 
   
(in thousands)
 
                                     
CASH FLOWS - INVESTING ACTIVITIES
                                   
                                     
Proceeds from purchase of marketable securities, net
    (106,949 )     (44,841 )     (48,347 )     (1,120 )     (28,812 )     (12,080 )
Acquisition of property plant and equipment
    (1,736 )     (5,545 )     (285 )     (3,803 )     (468 )     (1,494 )
Additions to prepaid expenses
    (679 )     (784 )     (342 )     (280 )     (183 )     (211 )
Long term deposit, net
    (47 )     20       3       39       (13 )     5  
Proceeds from sale of property plant and Equipment
    388       427       10       216       105       115  
                                                 
Net cash used in continuing investing activities
    (109,023 )     (50,723 )     (48,961 )     (4,948 )     (29,371 )     (13,665 )
                                                 
CASH FLOWS - FINANCING ACTIVITIES
                                               
                                                 
Proceeds of Public offering, net
    -       70,238       -       10       -       18,925  
Short-term bank credit, net
    1,119       1,471       (1,224 )     725       301       396  
Proceeds (Repayment) of loans
    (660 )     (3,250     (221 )     (1,678 )     (178 )     (876 )
                                                 
Net cash from (used in) continuing financing activities
    459       68,469       (1,445 )     (943 )     123       18,445  
Net cash used in discontinued financing activities
    -       (926 )     -       -       -       -  
Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents
    (88,765 )     32,549       (40,815 )     12,009       (23,913 )     9,023  
Cash and cash equivalents  at the beginning of the financial period
    113,631       87,104       65,681       107,644       30,612       23,466  
Cash and cash equivalents of the end of the financial period
    24,866       119,653       24,866       119,653       6,699       32,489  
                                                 
(*)
Convenience translation into U.S. dollars.
 
This information is intended to be reviewed in conjunction with the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

 
 

 
 
Company Contact:
 
G. Willi Food International Ltd.
Baruch Shusel, CFO
 (+972) 8-932-1000
baruch@willi-food.co.il

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