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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 - 2013

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  issued by G. Willi-Food International Ltd. (“Registrant”) on November 6, 2013.
 
This report on Form 6-K is 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 6, 2013
By:
/s/ Raviv Segal  
    Name: Raviv Segal  
   
Title:  Chief Financial Officer
 
       
 
 
 

 
 
   NEWS
  
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

G. WILLI-FOOD REPORTS Q3 2013 NET INCOME UP 36.6% FROM Q3 2012

2013 Q3 Sales up 12.6% over 2012 Q3 Sales; 2013 Q3 Operating Income up 26.2% over Q3 2012 Operating Income

G. Willi-Food also reports on dismissal of claims by Mr. Arcadi Gaydamak
against Messrs. Zwi and Joseph Williger

YAVNE, Israel – November 6, 2013 -- G. Willi-Food International Ltd. (NASDAQ: WILC) (the “Company” or “Willi-Food”), a global company that specializes in the development, marketing and international distribution of kosher foods, today announced its unaudited financial results for the third quarter and the nine months ended September 30, 2013.

Third Quarter Fiscal 2013 Highlights (income statement highlights compared to same period last year)
 
 
·
Sales increased 12.6% to NIS 78.9 million (US$ 22.3 million);
 
·
Gross profit increased 27.4% to NIS 20.7 million (US$ 5.9 million), or 26.2% of sales;
 
·
Operating income increased 26.2% to NIS 7.2 million (US$ 2.0 million), or 9.1% of sales;
 
·
Net income increased 36.6% to NIS 8.6 million (US$ 2.4 million), or 10.9% of sales;
 
·
Earning per share increased to NIS 0.66 (US$ 0.19);
 
·
Net cash from operating activities of NIS 5.2 million (US$ 1.5 million); and
 
·
Cash and securities balance of NIS 218.0 million (US$ 61.6 million) as of September 30, 2013.

Willi-Food’s operating divisions include Willi-Food, a distributor of a broad variety of kosher foods, and its wholly-owned subsidiary Gold Frost, a designer, developer and distributor of branded kosher innovative dairy food products.
 
Third Quarter Fiscal 2013 Summary
 
Sales for the third quarter of 2013 increased by 12.6% to NIS 78.9 million (US$ 22.3 million) compared to NIS 70.1 million (US$ 19.8 million) recorded in the third quarter of 2012. Sales have increased in recent quarters as a result of growing demand from domestic and international customers for quality kosher products. In addition, we continued to benefit from a shift in behavior in Israel as cost-conscious consumers recognize our products as a viable alternative to higher cost leading brands.
 
Gross profit for the third quarter of 2013 increased by 27.4% to NIS 20.7 million (US$ 5.9 million) compared to NIS 16.3 million (US$ 4.6 million) recorded in the third quarter of 2012. Third quarter gross margin was 26.2% compared to gross margin of 23.2% for the same period in 2012. The improvement in gross margin was the result of a favorable mix of product revenue during the quarter as sales of higher gross margin products increased faster than sales of lower gross margin products.
 
Willi-Food’s operating income for the third quarter of 2013 increased by 26.2% to NIS 7.2 million (US$ 2.0 million) compared to NIS 5.7 million (US$ 1.6 million) recorded in the third quarter of 2012. Selling expenses increased by 30.9% from the comparable quarter of 2012, primarily due to an increase in promotional expenses as well as vehicles and transport expenses, each of which increased due to the growth in sales. Selling expenses as a percentage of sales increased in the third quarter of 2013 to 11.3% compared to 9.7% in the third quarter of 2012. General and administrative expenses increased by 19.4% from the third quarter of 2012, primarily due to an increase in management profit-related bonuses. General and administrative expenses as a percentage of sales increased in the third quarter of 2013 to 5.9% from 5.5% in the third quarter of 2012.
 
 
 

 
 
Willi-Food’s income before taxes for the third quarter of 2013 increased by 40.9% to NIS 11.5 million (US$ 3.2 million) compared to NIS 8.1 million (US$ 2.3 million) recorded in the third quarter of 2012.
 
Willi-Food's net income in the third quarter of 2013 increased by 36.6% to NIS 8.6 million (US$ 2.4 million), or NIS 0.66 (US$ 0.19) per share, from NIS 6.3 million (US$ 1.8 million), or NIS 0.49 (US$ 0.14) per share, recorded in the third quarter of 2012.
 
Willi-Food ended the third quarter of 2013 with NIS 218.0 million (US$ 61.6 million) in cash and securities net from short-term debt. Net cash from operating activities for 2013 third quarter was NIS 5.2 million (US$ 1.5 million). Willi-Food's shareholders' equity at the end of September 2013 was NIS 358.5 million (US$ 101.4 million).
 
Nine-Month Fiscal 2013 Highlights (compared to same period last year)
 
 
·
Sales increased 20.9% to NIS 253.9 million (US$ 71.8 million);
 
·
Gross profit increased 31.9% to NIS 63.9 million (US$ 18.1 million), or 25.2% of sales;
 
·
Operating income increased 54.5% to NIS 24.7 million (US$ 7.0 million), or 9.7% of sales;
 
·
Net income increased 61.9% to NIS 24.6 million (US$ 7.0 million), or 9.7% of sales; and
 
·
Earning per share increased to NIS 1.90 (US$ 0.54).
 
Nine-Month Results

Willi-Food’s sales for the nine-month period ending September 30, 2013 increased by 20.9% to NIS 253.9 million (US$ 71.8 million) compared to sales of NIS 210.1 million (US$ 59.4 million) in the first nine months of 2012. Gross profit for the period increased by 31.9% to NIS 63.9 million (US$ 18.1 million) compared to gross profit of NIS 48.5 million (US$ 13.7 million) for the first nine months of 2012. First nine-month gross margins in 2013 were 25.2% compared to gross margins of 23.1% in the same period of 2012.
 
Operating income for the first nine months of 2013 increased by 54.5% to NIS 24.7 million (US$ 7.0 million) from NIS 15.9 million (US$ 4.5 million) reported in the comparable period of last year.  First nine months 2013 income before taxes increased by 62.9% to NIS 32.7 million (US$ 9.3 million) compared to NIS 20.1 million (US$ 5.7 million) recorded in the first nine months of 2012. Net income for the first nine months of 2013 increased by 61.9% to NIS 24.6 million (US$ 7.0 million), or NIS 1.90 (US$ 0.54) per share, from NIS 15.2 million (US$ 4.3 million), or NIS 1.17 (US$ 0.33) per share, recorded in the first nine months of 2012.
 
Business Outlook

Mr. Zwi Williger, Chairman of Willi-Food, commented, “We are very pleased to report another strong quarter with organic sales growth of 12.6 percent, gross profit growth of 27.4 percent and net income growth of 36.6 percent as our customer base continues to expand and market demand for our products continues to increase. Although the holiday calendar reduced the number of working days in Israel during September of this year to only 13, we continued to gain traction with new customers while product sales to existing customers also continued to grow. Following the national protests in 2011 against the rising prices of food products, customers realized that they can obtain food products from us of comparable or better quality than those of the leading brands but at more affordable prices, causing our customer base and the demand for our products to increase. Our financial results have significantly improved over the last five quarters as a direct result of our strategy to organically grow our customer base and product line, while at the same time expanding our margins. We intend to reinvest in the development of the company in order to maximize profitability and increase long-term value for our shareholders.”
 
 
 

 
 
Dismissal of Claims by Mr. Arcadi Gaydamak against Messrs. Zwi and Joseph Williger

Messrs. Zwi and Joseph Williger have informed the Company that in the context of mediation they have agreed with Mr. Arcadi Gaydamak to the dismissal of Mr. Gaydamak's claims against them.  As previously reported by the Company, in 2009 Mr. Arcadi Gaydamak filed a lawsuit against Messrs. Zwi and Joseph Williger claiming, among other things, that they did not rightfully exercise their call option under loan agreements following which Messrs. Zwi and Joseph Williger each increased his holdings by 21.65% of the outstanding shares of the Company's parent company, Willi-Food Investments Ltd. (based on its outstanding shares at the time).   As a result of their agreement, all claims between the parties have been dismissed.

Conference Call

The Company will host a conference call and live webcast on November 6, 2013 to discuss the financial results begining at 11:00 AM Eastern Time.  Interested parties may participate on the call by dialing 1-877-941-8416 (US), or 1-480-629-9808 (International), approximately 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. Paricipants may also access a live listen only webcast at:
 http://public.viavid.com/index.php?id=106441
 
Following the conclusion of the call, a telophonic replay will be available for 14 days beginning at 2:00 PM Eastern Time on November 6, 2013 through 11:59 PM Eastern Time on November 20, 2013 and may be accessed by dialing 1-877-870-5176 (US), or 1-858-384-5517 (International), using access code 4645872.  In addition, an archived webcast will be available for one year at:
http://public.viavid.com/reports/eventparticipantreporttab.php?id=o5aoo5uY
 
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, 2013, U.S. $1.00 equals NIS 3.537. 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 periods ended September 30, 2013 are presented in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”).

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, marketing and distribution of over 600 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 and Gold Frost, a wholly owned subsidiary who designs, develops and distributes branded kosher, dairy-food products.

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENT
 
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 and changes in consumer preferences, our inability to protect our intellectual property rights, 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, 2012, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 30, 2013. 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.
 
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G. WILLI-FOOD INTERNATIONAL LTD.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

   
September 30,
   
December 31,
   
September 30,
   
December 31,
 
   
2 0 1 3
   
2 0 1 2
   
2 0 1 3
   
2 0 1 2
 
   
NIS
   
US dollars (*)
 
   
(in thousands)
   
(in thousands)
 
ASSETS
                       
Current assets
                       
Cash and cash equivalents
    47,746       57,563       13,499       16,274  
Financial assets carried at fair value through profit or loss
    170,266       158,810       48,139       44,900  
Trade receivables
    80,338       71,340       22,714       20,170  
Other receivables and prepaid expenses
    3,624       5,988       1,024       1,693  
Inventories
    47,620       49,270       13,463       13,930  
Total current assets
    349,594       342,971       98,839       96,967  
                                 
Non-current assets
                               
Property, plant and equipment
    65,538       63,022       18,529       17,818  
Less -Accumulated depreciation
    24,002       21,394       6,786       6,049  
      41,536       41,628       11,743       11,769  
                                 
Other receivables and prepaid expenses
    280       62       79       18  
Goodwill
    36       36       10       10  
Deferred taxes
    -       20       -       6  
Total non-current assets
    41,852       41,746       11,832       11,803  
                                 
      391,446       384,717       110,671       108,770  
                                 
EQUITY AND LIABILITIES
                               
Current liabilities
                               
Short-term bank debt
    -       9,930       -       2,808  
Trade payables
    21,817       27,268       6,168       7,709  
Employees Benefits
    1,773       1,659       501       469  
Accruals
    -       3,446       -       974  
Current tax liabilities
    752       2,117       213       600  
Other payables and accrued expenses
    6,732       5,955       1,903       1,684  
Total current liabilities
    31,074       50,375       8,785       14,244  
                                 
Non-current liabilities
                               
Deferred taxes
    1,276       -       361          
Employees Benefits
    568       581       160       164  
Total non-current liabilities
    1,844       581       521       164  
                                 
Shareholders' equity
                               
Share capital NIS 0.10 par value (authorized - 50,000,000 shares, issued and
       outstanding - 12,974,245  shares at September 30, 2013;
       (12,974,245 shares at December 31, 2012)
    1,444       1,444       408       408  
Additional paid in capital
    129,906       129,897       36,728       36,725  
Capital fund
    247       247       70       70  
Remeasurement of defined benefit obligation
    14       -       4          
Foreign currency translation reserve
    747       639       211       181  
Treasury shares
    (10,843 )     (10,843 )     (3,066 )     (3,066 )
Retained earnings
    237,013       212,377       67,010       60,044  
      358,528       333,761       101,365       94,362  
                                 
      391,446       384,717       110,671       108,770  
 
(*)    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,
   
ended september 30,
 
   
2 0 1 3
   
2 0 1 2
   
2 0 1 3
   
2 0 1 2
   
2 0 1 3
   
2 0 1 2
 
   
NIS
   
U.S. dollars (*)
 
   
In thousands (except per share and share data)
 
                                     
Sales
    253,956       210,111       78,957       70,127       71,800       59,404  
Cost of sales
    190,020       161,640       58,250       53,876       53,723       45,700  
                                                 
Gross profit
    63,936       48,471       20,707       16,251       18,077       13,704  
                                                 
Selling expenses
    25,391       20,684       8,903       6,801       7,179       5,848  
General and administrative expenses
    13,926       11,991       4,636       3,882       3,937       3,390  
 Other income
    (34 )     (160 )     -       (113 )     (10 )     (45 )
                                                 
Total operating expenses
    39,283       32,515       13,539       10,570       11,106       9,193  
                                                 
Operating income
    24,653       15,956       7,168       5,681       6,971       4,511  
                                                 
Financial income
    8,836       4,432       4,249       2,698       2,498       1,253  
Financial expense
    747       293       (54 )     238       211       83  
      8,089       4,139       4,303       2,460       2,287       1,170  
                                                 
 Income before taxes on income
    32,742       20,095       11,471       8,141       9,258       5,681  
 Taxes on income
    8,106       4,875       2,876       1,848       2,292       1,378  
                                                 
Profit for the period
    24,636       15,220       8,595       6,293       6,966       4,303  
                                                 
Earnings per share:
                                               
Earnings per share
                                               
Basic earnings per share
    1.90       1.17       0.66       0.49       0.54       0.33  
                                                 
Diluted earnings per share
    1.90       1.17       0.66       0.49       0.54       0.33  
                                                 
Shares used in
   computation of basic EPS
    12,974,245       12,978,723       12,974,245       12,974,245       12,974,245       12,974,245  

(*)
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,
   
ended september 30,
 
   
2 0 1 3
   
2 0 1 2
   
2 0 1 3
   
2 0 1 2
   
2 0 1 3
   
2 0 1 2
 
   
NIS
   
U.S. dollars (*)
 
   
In thousands
 
                                     
Cash flows - operating activities
                                   
Profit from continuing operations
    24,636       15,220       8,595       6,293       6,965       4,303  
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash from continuing operating activities (Appendix)
    (13,967 )     (8,889 )     (3,442 )     6,303       (3,949 )     (2,513 )
Net cash from continuing operating activities
    10,669       6,331       5,153       12,596       3,016       1,790  
                                                 
Net cash from discontinued operating activities
    -       -       -       -       -       -  
                                                 
Cash flows - investing activities
                                               
Acquisition of property plant and equipment
    (5,705 )     (1,247 )     (145 )     (1,048 )     (1,613 )     (353 )
Proceeds from sale of property plant and Equipment
    29       698       -       656       8       197  
Additions to long term other receivables
    (445 )     -       -       -       (126 )     -  
Proceeds from (used in) purchase of marketable securities, net
    (4,435 )     12,317       (33,300 )     (19,450 )     (1,254 )     3,482  
Net cash from (used in) continuing investing activities
    (10,556     11,768       (33,445 )     (19,842 )     (2,985 )     3,326  
              -               -                  
Net cash from discontinued investing activities
    -       13,500       -       -       -       3,817  
                                                 
Cash flows - financing activities
                                               
Investment in treasury stocks
    -       (702 )     -       -       -       (198 )
Short-term bank credit, net
    (9,930 )     -       -       -       (2,807 )     -  
                                                 
Net cash used in continuing financing activities
    (9,930 )     (702 )     -       -       (2,807 )     (198 )
                                                 
Net cash from discontinued financing activities
    -       -       -       -       -       -  
                                                 
Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents
    (9,817 )     30,897       (28,292 )     (7,246 )     (2,776 )     8,735  
                                                 
Cash and cash equivalents  at the beginning of the financial period
    57,563       34,661       76,038       72,804       16,275       9,800  
                                                 
Cash and cash equivalents of the end of the financial period
    47,746       65,558       47,746       65,558       13,499       18,535  

 (*)           Convenience Translation into U.S. Dollars.
 
 
 

 
 
G. WILLI-FOOD INTERNATIONAL LTD.
APPENDIX TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
 
   
Nine months
   
Three months
   
Nine months
 
   
ended September 30,
   
ended september 30,
   
ended september 30,
 
   
2 0 1 3
   
2 0 1 2
   
2 0 1 3
   
2 0 1 2
   
2 0 1 3
   
2 0 1 2
 
   
NIS
   
U.S. dollars (*)
 
   
In thousands
 
                                     
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash from operating activities
                                   
Depreciation and amortization
    3,302       1,894       1,136       (77 )     934       535  
Deferred income taxes
    1,296       (197 )     993       55       366       (56 )
Capital Gain on disposal of property plant and equipment
    (29 )     (100 )     -       (40 )     (8 )     (28 )
Unrealized loss (gain) on marketable securities
    (7,021 )     567       (3,901 )     (161 )     (1,985 )     161  
Stock based compensation reserve
    10       66       4       19       3       19  
Employees benefit, net
    -       (71 )     -       18       -       (20 )
                                                 
Changes in assets and liabilities:
                                               
Decrease (increase) in trade receivables and other receivables
    (7,389 )     (10,140 )     2,085       1,058       (2,089 )     (2,867 )
Decrease (increase) in inventories
    1,650       4,348       (3,779 )     4,716       466       1,229  
Increase (decrease) in trade and other payables, and other current liabilities
    (5,786 )     (5,256 )     20       715       (1,636 )     (1,486 )
      (13,967 )     (8,889 )     (3,442 )     6,303       (3,949 )     (2,513 )
 
(*)           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.
Raviv Segal, CFO
 (+972) 8-932-1000
raviv@willi-food.co.il