10-Q 1 fdp-9x28x2018x10q.htm 10-Q Document

 
 
 
 
 
UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
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FORM 10-Q
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(Mark One)
ý
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended September 28, 2018
OR
 ¨
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period from              to             

333-07708
(Commission file number)
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FRESH DEL MONTE PRODUCE INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
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The Cayman Islands
N/A
(State or Other Jurisdiction of
Incorporation or Organization)
(I.R.S Employer
Identification No.)
 
 
c/o Intertrust Corporate Services (Cayman) Limited
190 Elgin Avenue
George Town, Grand Cayman, KY1-9005
Cayman Islands
N/A
(Address of Registrant’s Principal Executive Office)
(Zip Code)

(305) 520-8400
(Registrant’s telephone number including area code)
Please send copies of notices and communications from the Securities and Exchange Commission to:
c/o Del Monte Fresh Produce Company
241 Sevilla Avenue
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
(Address of Registrant’s U.S. Executive Office)

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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  ý    No  ¨
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).    Yes  ý    No  ¨
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer”, “smaller reporting company” and "emerging growth company" in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one): 
Large accelerated filer  x
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  ý

As of October 19, 2018, there were 48,375,971 ordinary shares of Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. issued and outstanding.

 
 
 
 
 







Forward-Looking Statements
 
This report, information included in future filings by us and information contained in written material, press releases and oral statements, issued by or on behalf of us contains, or may contain, statements that constitute forward-looking statements. In this report, these statements appear in a number of places and include statements regarding the intent, beliefs or current expectations of us or our officers (including statements preceded by, followed by or that include the words “believes”, “expects”, “anticipates” or similar expressions) with respect to various matters, including our plans and future performance.  These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties.  Fresh Del Monte’s actual plans and performance may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements as a result of various factors, including (i) the uncertain global economic environment and the timing and strength of a recovery in the markets we serve, and the extent to which adverse economic conditions continue to affect our sales volume and results, including our ability to command premium prices for certain of our principal products, or increase competitive pressures within the industry, (ii) the impact of governmental initiatives in the United States and abroad to spur economic activity, including the effects of significant government monetary or other market interventions on inflation, price controls and foreign exchange rates, (iii) the impact of governmental trade restrictions, including adverse governmental regulation that may impact our ability to access certain markets such as uncertainty surrounding the recent vote in the United Kingdom to leave the European Union (often referred as Brexit), including spillover effects to other Eurozone countries, (iv) our anticipated cash needs in light of our liquidity, (v) the continued ability of our distributors and suppliers to have access to sufficient liquidity to fund their operations, (vi) trends and other factors affecting our financial condition or results of operations from period to period, including changes in product mix or consumer demand for branded products such as ours, particularly as consumers remain price-conscious in the current economic environment; anticipated price and expense levels; the impact of crop disease, severe weather conditions, such as flooding, or natural disasters, such as earthquakes, on crop quality and yields and on our ability to grow, procure or export our products; the impact of prices for petroleum-based products and packaging materials; and the availability of sufficient labor during peak growing and harvesting seasons, (vii) the impact of pricing and other actions by our competitors, particularly during periods of low consumer confidence and spending levels, (viii) the impact of foreign currency fluctuations, (ix) our plans for expansion of our business (including through acquisitions) and cost savings, (x) our ability to successfully integrate acquisitions into our operations, (xi) the impact of impairment or other charges associated with exit activities, crop or facility damage or otherwise, (xii) the timing and cost of resolution of pending and future legal and environmental proceedings or investigations, (xiii) the impact of changes in tax accounting or tax laws (or interpretations thereof), and the impact of settlements of adjustments proposed by the Internal Revenue Service or other taxing authorities in connection with our tax audits, and (xiv) the cost and other implications of changes in regulations applicable to our business, including potential legislative or regulatory initiatives in the United States or elsewhere directed at mitigating the effects of climate change. All forward-looking statements in this report are based on information available to us on the date hereof, and we assume no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. Our plans and performance may also be affected by the factors described in Item 1A-“Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 29, 2017 along with other reports that we have on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission.




TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
 
Page
PART I: FINANCIAL INFORMATION
 
 
 
 
Item 1. Financial Statements
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PART II. OTHER INFORMATION
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 




PART I: FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1.        Financial Statements

FRESH DEL MONTE PRODUCE INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
 
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (Unaudited)
(U.S. dollars in millions, except share and per share data)
 
September 28,
2018
 
December 29,
2017
Assets
 
 
 
Current assets:
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
22.5

 
$
25.1

Trade accounts receivable, net of allowance of
$14.1 and $12.8, respectively
362.9

 
358.8

Other accounts receivable, net of allowance of
$8.8 and $8.8, respectively
88.8

 
73.6

Inventories, net
545.8

 
541.8

Prepaid expenses and other current assets
68.6

 
20.5

Total current assets
1,088.6

 
1,019.8

 
 
 
 
Investments in and advances to unconsolidated companies
6.1

 
2.0

Property, plant and equipment, net
1,409.9

 
1,328.3

Goodwill
421.4

 
261.9

Intangible assets, net
177.4

 
45.9

Deferred income taxes
55.2

 
59.1

Other noncurrent assets
63.4

 
49.9

Total assets
$
3,222.0

 
$
2,766.9

Liabilities and shareholders' equity
 

 
 

Current liabilities:
 

 
 

Accounts payable and accrued expenses
$
544.3

 
$
382.4

Current portion of long-term debt and capital lease obligations
0.5

 
0.6

Income taxes and other taxes payable
13.1

 
10.8

Total current liabilities
557.9

 
393.8

 
 
 
 
Long-term debt and capital lease obligations
629.0

 
357.0

Retirement benefits
95.7

 
96.2

Deferred income taxes
83.1

 
86.3

Other noncurrent liabilities
45.5

 
42.4

Total liabilities
1,411.2

 
975.7

Commitments and contingencies (See note 13)


 


Redeemable noncontrolling interests
41.8

 

Shareholders' equity:
 

 
 

Preferred shares, $0.01 par value; 50,000,000 shares
authorized; none issued or outstanding

 

Ordinary shares, $0.01 par value; 200,000,000 shares
authorized; 48,375,971 and 48,759,481 issued and
outstanding, respectively
0.5

 
0.5

Paid-in capital
524.3

 
522.5

Retained earnings
1,247.2

 
1,275.0

Accumulated other comprehensive loss
(28.7
)
 
(30.6
)
Total Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. shareholders' equity
1,743.3

 
1,767.4

Noncontrolling interests
25.7

 
23.8

Total shareholders' equity
1,769.0

 
1,791.2

Total liabilities, redeemable noncontrolling interests and shareholders' equity
$
3,222.0

 
$
2,766.9

 
See accompanying notes.

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FRESH DEL MONTE PRODUCE INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
 
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (Unaudited)
(U.S. dollars in millions, except share and per share data)

 
Quarter ended
 
Nine months ended
 
September 28,
2018
 
September 29,
2017
 
September 28,
2018
 
September 29,
2017
Net sales
$
1,069.5

 
$
952.7

 
$
3,448.0

 
$
3,132.2

Cost of products sold
1,016.9

 
894.4

 
3,210.6

 
2,851.6

Gross profit
52.6

 
58.3

 
237.4

 
280.6

Selling, general and administrative expenses
49.4

 
41.2

 
147.9

 
131.0

Gain on disposal of property, plant and
equipment, net

 
(0.3
)
 
(5.9
)
 
(1.2
)
Asset impairment and other charges, net
14.5

 
0.7

 
36.4

 
0.7

Operating (loss) income
(11.3
)
 
16.7

 
59.0

 
150.1

Interest expense
7.0

 
1.4

 
16.8

 
4.4

Interest income
(0.2
)
 
(0.4
)
 
(0.7
)
 
(0.7
)
Other expense, net
2.4

 
1.0

 
13.1

 
1.6

(Loss) income before income taxes
(20.5
)
 
14.7

 
29.8

 
144.8

Provision for income taxes
0.7

 
4.2

 
13.4

 
18.9

Net (loss) income
$
(21.2
)
 
$
10.5

 
$
16.4

 
$
125.9

Less: Net income (loss) attributable to redeemable and noncontrolling interests
0.3

 
(1.0
)
 
4.3

 
(1.2
)
     Net (loss) income attributable to Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc.
$
(21.5
)
 
$
11.5

 
$
12.1

 
$
127.1

     Net (loss) income per ordinary share attributable to Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. - Basic
$
(0.44
)
 
$
0.23

 
$
0.25

 
$
2.51

     Net (loss) income per ordinary share attributable to Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. - Diluted
$
(0.44
)
 
$
0.23

 
$
0.25

 
$
2.49

Dividends declared per ordinary share
$
0.15

 
$
0.15

 
$
0.45

 
$
0.45

Weighted average number of ordinary shares:
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
Basic
48,570,696

 
49,976,752

 
48,701,840

 
50,589,103

Diluted
48,570,696

 
50,254,453

 
48,913,435

 
50,951,643


See accompanying notes.

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FRESH DEL MONTE PRODUCE INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
 
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE (LOSS) INCOME (Unaudited)
(U.S. dollars in millions)

 
Quarter ended
 
Nine months ended
 
September 28,
2018
 
September 29,
2017
 
September 28,
2018
 
September 29,
2017
Net (loss) income
$
(21.2
)
 
$
10.5

 
$
16.4

 
$
125.9

Other comprehensive (loss) income:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net unrealized gain (loss) on derivatives
3.5

 
(0.3
)
 
6.4

 
(6.7
)
Net unrealized foreign currency translation (loss) gain
(0.7
)
 
3.9

 
(5.5
)
 
15.1

Net change in retirement benefit adjustment, net of tax
0.5

 
0.2

 
1.0

 
0.4

Comprehensive (loss) income
$
(17.9
)
 
$
14.3

 
$
18.3

 
$
134.7

Less: Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to redeemable and noncontrolling interests
0.3

 
(1.0
)
 
4.3

 
(1.2
)
Comprehensive (loss) income attributable to Fresh Del
Monte Produce Inc.
$
(18.2
)
 
$
15.3

 
$
14.0

 
$
135.9


See accompanying notes.


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FRESH DEL MONTE PRODUCE INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
 
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (Unaudited)
(U.S. dollars in millions)
 
 
Nine months ended
 
September 28,
2018
 
September 29,
2017
Operating activities:
 
 
 
Net income
$
16.4

 
$
125.9

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

 
 

Depreciation and amortization
72.5

 
60.2

Amortization of debt issuance costs
0.5

 
0.3

Share-based compensation expense
8.8

 
9.4

Asset impairment, net
31.6

 
2.2

Change in uncertain tax positions
0.1

 
0.2

Gain on disposal of property, plant and equipment
(5.9
)
 
(1.2
)
Equity loss of unconsolidated companies

 
0.1

Deferred income taxes
3.8

 
2.1

Foreign currency translation adjustment
(1.0
)
 
7.4

Changes in operating assets and liabilities; net of the effect of acquisitions
 

 
 

Receivables
21.2

 
6.8

Inventories
17.9

 
(16.0
)
Prepaid expenses and other current assets
(13.4
)
 
(1.6
)
Accounts payable and accrued expenses
123.3

 
(2.8
)
Other noncurrent assets and liabilities
(5.2
)
 
(8.8
)
Net cash provided by operating activities
270.6

 
184.2

Investing activities:
 

 
 

Capital expenditures
(119.1
)
 
(102.8
)
Investments in unconsolidated companies
(4.2
)
 

Proceeds from sales of property, plant and equipment
9.1

 
4.0

Purchase of businesses, net of cash acquired
(371.8
)
 

Net cash used in investing activities
(486.0
)
 
(98.8
)
Financing activities:
 

 
 

Proceeds from long-term debt
876.3

 
567.3

Payments on long-term debt
(606.7
)
 
(515.6
)
     Distributions to noncontrolling interests, net
(2.4
)
 
(4.0
)
Proceeds from stock options exercised
0.8

 
1.4

Share-based awards settled in cash for taxes
(1.4
)
 
(5.6
)
Dividends paid
(21.8
)
 
(22.7
)
Repurchase and retirement of ordinary shares
(29.4
)
 
(96.3
)
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities
215.4

 
(75.5
)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash
(2.6
)
 
(0.1
)
Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents
(2.6
)
 
9.8

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning
25.1

 
20.1

Cash and cash equivalents, ending
$
22.5

 
$
29.9

Supplemental cash flow information:
 

 
 

Cash paid for interest
$
13.8

 
$
3.8

Cash paid for income taxes
$
15.6

 
$
8.1

Non-cash financing and investing activities:
 

 
 

Retirement of ordinary shares
$
29.4

 
$
96.3

Dividends on restricted stock units
$
(0.3
)
 
$
(0.7
)
Purchase of a business
$
1.2

 
$

 See accompanying notes.

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Unaudited)


1.  General
 
Reference in this Report to "Fresh Del Monte", “we”, “our” and “us” and the “Company” refer to Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. and its subsidiaries, unless the context indicates otherwise.
 
We were incorporated under the laws of the Cayman Islands in 1996 and are engaged primarily in the worldwide production,
transportation and marketing of fresh produce. We source our products, which include bananas, pineapples, melons and nontropical fruit (including grapes, apples, citrus, blueberries, strawberries, pears, peaches, plums, nectarines, cherries and kiwis), avocados, tomatoes and vegetables, primarily from Central America, South America, Africa and the Philippines. We also source products from North America, Europe and the Middle East and distribute our products in North America, Europe, Middle East, Asia, South America and Africa. Products are sourced from our company-owned farms, through joint venture arrangements and through supply contracts with independent growers. We have the exclusive right to use the DEL MONTE® brand for fresh fruit, fresh vegetables and other fresh and fresh-cut produce and certain other specified products on a royalty-free basis under a worldwide, perpetual license from Del Monte Corporation, an unaffiliated company that owns the DEL MONTE® trademark. We are also a producer, marketer and distributor of prepared fruit and vegetables, juices and snacks and we hold a perpetual, royalty-free license to use the DEL MONTE® brand for prepared foods throughout Europe, Africa, the Middle East and certain Central Asian countries. Del Monte Corporation and several other unaffiliated companies manufacture, distribute and sell under the DEL MONTE® brand canned or processed fruit, vegetables and other produce, as well as dried fruit, snacks and other products in certain geographic regions. We can also produce, market and distribute certain prepared food products in North America utilizing the DEL MONTE® brand. We have entered into an agreement with Del Monte Foods, Inc. to jointly; (a) produce, market and sell prepared, chilled and refrigerated (i) juices, (ii) cut-fruit and (iii) avocado and guacamole products produced using high pressure technology; and (b) develop DEL MONTE® branded restaurants, cafes and other retail outlets.

The accompanying unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements for the quarter and nine months ended September 28, 2018 have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States for interim financial information and with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Rule 10-01 of Regulation S-X. They do not include all information and notes required by generally accepted accounting principles for complete financial statements. In the opinion of management, all adjustments of a normal recurring nature considered necessary for fair presentation have been included. Operating results for the quarter and nine months ended September 28, 2018 are subject to significant seasonal variations and are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the year ending December 28, 2018. Certain reclassification of prior period balances have been made to conform to current presentation. For further information, refer to the Consolidated Financial Statements and notes thereto included in our annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2017.
 
We are required to evaluate events occurring after September 28, 2018 for recognition and disclosure in the unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements for the quarter and nine months ended September 28, 2018. Events are evaluated based on whether they represent information existing as of September 28, 2018, which require recognition in the unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements, or new events occurring after September 28, 2018, which do not require recognition but require disclosure if the event is significant to the unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements. We evaluated events occurring subsequent to September 28, 2018 through the date of issuance of these unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements.


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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued) (Unaudited)

2. Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements

New Accounting Pronouncements Adopted

In May 2017, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (the "FASB") issued Accounting Standards Update ("ASU") 2017-09, Stock Compensation (Topic 718), Scope of Modification Accounting. This ASU clarifies when changes to the terms or conditions of a share-based payment award must be accounted for as modifications. The guidance clarifies that modification accounting will be applied if the value, vesting conditions or classification of the award changes. We adopted this ASU on December 30, 2017, the first day of our 2018 fiscal year, and this ASU did not have any effect on our financial condition, results of operations and cash flows.

In March 2017, the FASB issued ASU 2017-07, Improving the Presentation of Net Periodic Pension Cost and Net Periodic Postretirement Benefit Cost. This ASU requires that the service cost component of net periodic benefit costs from defined benefit and other postretirement benefit plans be included in the same Consolidated Statements of Operations captions as other compensation costs arising from services rendered by the covered employees during the period. The other components of net benefit cost will be presented in other expense, net in the Consolidated Statements of Operations separately from service costs.  Following adoption, only service costs are eligible for capitalization into manufactured inventories, which reduces diversity in practice.  We adopted this ASU effective December 30, 2017, the first day of our 2018 fiscal year. We utilized the practical expedient provided in this ASU and did not reclassify the net periodic pension costs for the quarter and nine months ended September 29, 2017. Refer to Note 15, "Retirement and Other Employee Benefits" for the impact of the adoption on our financial condition, results of operations and cash flows.

In February 2017, the FASB issued ASU 2017-05, Other Income-Gains and Losses from the Derecognition of Nonfinancial Assets: Clarifying the Scope of Asset Derecognition Guidance and Accounting for Partial Sales of Nonfinancial Assets. This standard was issued to clarify the scope of Accounting Standards Codification ASC 610, Other Income and to add guidance for partial sales of nonfinancial assets. ASC 610 also provides guidance for recognizing gains and losses from the transfer of nonfinancial assets (including real estate) in contracts with non-customers. We adopted this ASU on December 30, 2017, the first day of our fiscal 2018 year, and this ASU did not have any effect on our financial condition, results of operations and cash flows.

In January 2017, the FASB issued ASU 2017-01, Business Combinations: Clarifying the Definition of a Business, which adds guidance to assist entities with evaluating whether transactions should be accounted for as acquisitions (or disposals) of assets or businesses. The adoption of this ASU will impact the analysis on the acquisition (or disposal) of a group of assets. We adopted this ASU on December 30, 2017, the first day of our fiscal 2018 year. Refer to Note 5, "Acquisitions" for further discussion on acquisitions occurring during the quarter and nine months ended September 28, 2018.

In October 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-16, Intra-Entity Transfers of Assets Other Than Inventory, which requires companies to recognize the income tax effects of intra-entity sales and transfers of assets other than inventory, particularly those asset transfers involving intellectual property, in the period in which the transfer occurs. We adopted this ASU effective December 30, 2017, the first day of our 2018 fiscal year. This guidance requires modified retrospective adoption. The impact of adoption of this ASU was an increase of $3.2 million to deferred tax assets with a corresponding adjustment to retained earnings.

In August 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-15, Classification of Certain Cash Receipts and Cash Payments, which addresses eight specific cash flow issues in an effort to reduce diversity in practice. We adopted this ASU on December 30, 2017, the first day of our 2018 fiscal year, and determined there were no changes to disclosures or significant impacts on the Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows.

In January 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-01, Financial Instruments - Overall (Subtopic 825-10): Recognition and Measurement of Financial Assets and Financial Liabilities, with further clarifications made in February 2018 with the issuance of ASU 2018-03. The amended guidance requires certain equity investments that are not consolidated and not accounted for under the equity method to be measured at fair value with changes in fair value recognized in net income rather than as a component of accumulated other comprehensive income (loss). It further states that an entity may choose to measure equity investments that do not have a readily determinable fair values using a quantitative approach, or measurement alternative, which is equal to its cost minus impairment, if any, plus or minus changes resulting from observable price changes in orderly transactions for the identical or a similar investment of the same issuer. We adopted this ASU on December 30, 2017, the first day of our 2018 fiscal year, and we determined that there was no financial impact on adoption. Refer to Note 5 "Acquisitions" for disclosure of transactions utilizing the measurement


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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued) (Unaudited)

2. Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements (continued)

alternative occurring during the quarter and nine months ended September 28, 2018.

In May 2014, the FASB issued ASU 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers, and has subsequently issued several supplemental and/or clarifying ASU’s (collectively, “ASC 606”), which prescribes a comprehensive new revenue recognition standard that supersedes previously existing revenue recognition guidance. The new model provides a five-step analysis in determining when and how revenue is recognized. The core principle of the new guidance is that a company should recognize revenue to depict the transfer of promised 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 or services. The standard also requires new, expanded disclosures regarding revenue recognition. The standard allows for initial application to be performed retrospectively to each period presented or as a modified retrospective adjustment as of the date of adoption. ASC 606, also provides for certain practical expedients, including the option to expense as incurred the incremental costs of obtaining a contract, if the contract period is for one year or less, and policy elections regarding shipping and handling that provides the option to account for shipping and handling costs as contract fulfillment costs.

We adopted the new revenue recognition standard effective December 30, 2017, the first day of our 2018 fiscal year, using the modified retrospective method. We recognized the cumulative effect of initially applying the new revenue standard as an adjustment to the opening balance of retained earnings for the current balance sheet period presented in the amount of $0.1 million, which is not material to our financial position, results of operations and cash flows.

The adoption of this ASU resulted in increased disclosure, including qualitative and quantitative disclosures about the nature, amount timing and uncertainty of revenue and cash flows arising from contracts with customers. For further discussion, refer to Note 3, "Summary of Significant Accounting Policies."

New Accounting Pronouncements Not Yet Adopted

In September 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-15, Intangibles-Goodwill and Other-Internal-Use Software (Subtopic 350-40), Customer’s Accounting for Implementation Costs Incurred in a Cloud Computing Arrangement That is a Service Contract. This ASU requires implementation costs incurred by customers in cloud computing arrangements (i.e., hosting arrangements) to be capitalized under the same premises of authoritative guidance for internal-use software and deferred over the non-cancellable term of the cloud computing arrangements plus any option renewal periods that are reasonably certain to be exercised by the customer or for which the exercise is controlled by the service provider. This ASU will be effective for us beginning the first day of our 2020 fiscal year. We are evaluating the impact of the adoption of this ASU on our financial condition, results of operations and cash flows, and, as such, we are not able to estimate the effect the adoption of the new standard will have on our financial statements.

In August 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-14, Compensation-Retirement Benefits-Defined Benefit Plans-General (Subtopic 715-20). This ASU amends ASC 715 to add additional disclosures, remove certain disclosures that are not considered cost beneficial and to clarify certain required disclosures. Early adoption is permitted. This ASU will be effective for us beginning the first day of our 2021 fiscal year. We are evaluating the impact of the adoption of this ASU on our financial condition, results of operations and cash flows, and, as such, we are not able to estimate the effect the adoption of the new standard will have on our financial statements.

In August 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-13, Fair Value Measurement (Topic 820), Disclosure Framework - Changes to the Disclosure Requirements for Fair Value Measurements. This ASU includes additional disclosures requirements for recurring Level 3 fair value measurements including disclosure of changes in unrealized gains and losses for the period included in other comprehensive income, disclosure of the range and weighted average of significant unobservable inputs used to develop Level 3 fair value measurements and narrative description of measurement uncertainty related to Level 3 measurements. Early adoption is permitted. This ASU will be effective for us beginning the first day of our 2020 fiscal year. We are evaluating the impact of the adoption of this ASU on our financial condition, results of operations and cash flows, and, as such, we are not able to estimate the effect the adoption of the new standard will have on our financial statements.





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2. Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements (continued)

In July 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-09, Codification Improvements. The FASB issued this ASU to facilitate amendments to a variety of topics to clarify, correct errors in, or make minor improvements to the accounting standards codification. The effective date of the standard is dependent on the facts and circumstances of each amendment. Some amendments do not require transition guidance and will be effective upon the issuance of this standard. A majority of the amendments in ASU 2018-09 will be effective in annual periods beginning after December 29, 2018. We will be required to adopt this standard the first day of our 2019 fiscal year. We are evaluating the impact of the adoption of this ASU on our financial condition, results of operations and cash flows, and, as such, we are not able to estimate the effect the adoption of the new standard will have on our financial statements.

In June 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-07, Improvements to Nonemployee Share-Based Payment Accounting. The FASB is issuing this update to simplify the accounting for share-based payments to nonemployees by aligning it with the accounting for share-based payments to employees, with certain exceptions. This ASU will be effective for us beginning the first day of our 2019 fiscal year. We are evaluating the impact of the update of this ASU on our financial condition, results of operations and cash flows, and, as such, we are not able to estimate the effect the adoption of the new standard will have on our financial statements.

In February 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-02, Reclassification of Certain Tax Effects From Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income, which amends ASC 220, Income Statement — Reporting Comprehensive Income, to allow a reclassification from accumulated other comprehensive income to retained earnings for stranded tax effects resulting from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, (the "Act"). In addition, under the ASU, an entity will be required to provide certain disclosures regarding stranded tax effects. This ASU is effective for us the first day of our 2019 fiscal year. Early adoption is permitted. We are evaluating the impact of adoption of this ASU on our financial condition, results of operations and cash flows, and, as such, we are not able to estimate the effect the adoption of the new standard will have on our financial statements.

In January 2017, the FASB issued ASU 2017-04, Simplifying the Test for Goodwill Impairment, which removes the requirement to compare the implied fair value of goodwill with its carrying amount as part of step two of the goodwill impairment test. The ASU permits an entity to perform its annual, or interim, goodwill impairment test by comparing the fair value of a reporting unit with its carrying amount and recognize an impairment charge for the amount by which the carrying amount exceeds the reporting unit’s fair value; however, the loss recognized should not exceed the total amount of goodwill allocated to that reporting unit. This ASU will be effective for us beginning the first day of our 2020 fiscal year. Early adoption is permitted. We are evaluating the impact of adoption of this ASU on our financial condition, results of operations and cash flows, and we do not expect this ASU to have an impact until an impairment assessment is performed.

In June 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-13, Financial Instruments - Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments, which requires measurement and recognition of expected credit losses for financial assets held. Entities will be required to use a new forward-looking “expected loss” model that results in the earlier recognition of allowances for losses on trade and other receivables. Additionally, entities will need to disclose significantly more information about credit quality by year of origination for most financing receivables. This ASU will be effective for us beginning the first day of our 2020 fiscal year. Early adoption is permitted beginning the first day of our 2019 fiscal year. We are evaluating the impact of adoption of this ASU on our financial condition, results of operations and cash flows, and, as such, we are not able to estimate the effect the adoption of the new standard will have on our financial statements.

In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-02, Leases, and has subsequently issued several supplemental and/or clarifying ASU's (collectively, "ASC 842"), which requires a dual approach for lease accounting under which a lessee would account for leases as finance leases or operating leases. Both finance leases and operating leases may result in the lessee recognizing a right-of use asset and a corresponding lease liability. For finance leases, the lessee would recognize interest expense and amortization of the right-of-use asset, and for operating leases, the lessee would recognize a straight-line total lease expense. The guidance also requires qualitative and specific quantitative disclosures to supplement the amounts recorded in the financial statements so that users can understand more about the nature of an entity’s leasing activities, including significant judgments and changes in judgments. This ASU will be effective for us beginning the first day of our 2019 fiscal year. Early adoption is permitted. A recent amendment to ASC 842 provides companies with the option to the transition provisions of the new lease standard upon the adoption date instead of at the earliest comparative period. We have begun a process to identify a complete population of our leases. Such process includes reviewing various contracts to identify whether such arrangements convey the right to control the use of an identified asset. We are also in the process of implementing a new lease accounting information system.

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2. Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements (continued)

We continue to evaluate the impact of the new accounting pronouncements, including enhanced disclosure requirements, on our business processes, controls and systems. We believe the new standard will have a material impact on our Consolidated Balance Sheets, and we are continuing to evaluate the impact of adoption of ASC 842 on our financial condition, results of operations and cash flows.

3. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

Revenue Recognition

Our revenues result from the sale of products or services and reflect the consideration to which we expect to be entitled. We record revenue based on a five-step model in accordance with ASC 606. For our customer contracts, we identify the performance obligations (products or services), determine the transaction price, allocate the contract transaction price to the performance obligations, and recognize the revenue when the performance obligation is fulfilled, which is when the product is shipped to or received by the customer, depending on the specific terms of the arrangement. Our revenues are recorded at a point in time.

Product sales are recorded net of variable consideration, such as provisions for returns, discounts and allowances. Such provisions are calculated using historical averages adjusted for any expected changes due to current business conditions. Consideration given to customers for cooperative advertising is recognized as a reduction of revenue except to the extent that there is a distinct good or service, in which case the expense is classified as selling, general, and administrative expense. Provisions for customer volume rebates are based on achieving a certain level of purchases and other performance criteria that are established on a program by program basis. These rebates are estimated based on the expected amount to be provided to the customers and are recognized as a reduction of revenue.

As part of our adoption of ASC 606, we elected the practical expedient to expense incremental costs of obtaining a contract, if the contract period is for one year or less. These costs are included in selling, general and administrative expenses. Otherwise, incremental contract costs are recognized as an asset in the consolidated balance sheets and amortized over time as promised goods and services are transferred to a customer. We also elected to adopt a policy that shipping and handling costs will be accounted for as costs to fulfill a contract and are not considered performance obligations to our customers. The impact was insignificant as the expedient and policy election align with our current practice. We also elected to exclude taxes collected from our customers assessed by government authorities that are both imposed on and concurrent with a specific revenue-producing transaction from our determination of transaction price.
The gain on disposal of property, plant and equipment, net during the nine months ended September 28, 2018 primarily related to the sale of surplus land in the United Kingdom for $6.4 million, which was accounted for using the guidance in ASC 610.
Refer to Note 16, "Business Segment Data" for additional description of our reportable business segments and disaggregated revenue disclosures.

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4.  Asset Impairment and Other Charges, Net

The following represents a summary of asset impairment and other charges, net recorded during the quarter and nine months ended September 28, 2018 (U.S. dollars in millions):
 
Quarter ended
 
Nine months ended
 
September 28, 2018
 
September 28, 2018
 
Long-lived
and other
asset
impairment
 
 
Exit activity and other
charges
 
Total
 
Long-lived
and other
asset
impairment
 
 
Exit activity and other
charges/(credits)
 
Total
Banana segment:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Philippine exit activities of certain low-yield areas
$
11.8

 
$
0.3

 
$
12.1

 
$
30.0

 
$
0.3

 
$
30.3

Underutilized assets in Central America
1.1

 

 
1.1

 
1.1

 

 
1.1

Other fresh produce segment:
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Chile severance due to restructuring as a result of cost reduction initiatives

 
0.8

 
0.8

 

 
2.5

 
2.5

Underutilized assets in Central America
0.5

 
 
 
0.5

 
0.5

 
 
 
0.5

Acquisition costs related to
Mann Packing (1)

 

 

 

 
2.6

(1 
) 
2.6

Sanger insurance recoveries due to inclement weather conditions

 

 

 

 
(0.9
)
 
(0.9
)
Other acquisition costs

 

 

 

 
0.3

 
0.3

Total asset impairment and
other charges, net
$
13.4

 
$
1.1

 
$
14.5

 
$
31.6

 
$
4.8

 
$
36.4

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quarter ended
 
Nine months ended
 
September 29, 2017
 
September 29, 2017
 
Long-lived
and other
asset
impairment
 
 
Exit activity
and other
charges
 
Total
 
Long-lived
and other
asset
impairment
 
 
Exit activity and other
charges/(credits)
 
Total
Banana segment:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Philippines floods
$

 
$

 
$

 
$
0.8

 
$

 
$
0.8

Chile floods clean up costs

 
0.7

 
0.7

 

 
0.7

 
0.7

Chile Floods

 

 

 
0.8

 

 
0.8

Underutilized assets in Central America

 

 

 
0.6

 

 
0.6

Other fresh produce segment:
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Chile insurance proceeds on floods

 

 

 
 
 
(2.2
)
 
(2.2
)
Total asset impairment and
other charges (credits), net
$

 
$
0.7

 
$
0.7

 
$
2.2

 
$
(1.5
)
 
$
0.7

(1) Acquisition costs relate to the Mann Packing Co. Inc. and subsidiaries ("Mann Packing") Acquisition. Refer to Note 5 , "Acquisition."

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4.  Asset Impairment and Other Charges, Net (continued)

Exit Activity and Other Reserves

Exit activity and other reserve balances are recorded in the Consolidated Balance Sheets in accounts payable and accrued expenses for the current portion and in other noncurrent liabilities for the noncurrent portion. The following is a rollforward of 2018 exit activity and other reserves (U.S. dollars in millions):
 
Exit activity and
other reserve
balance at
December 29, 2017
 
Impact to
earnings
 
Cash paid
 
Foreign exchange impact
 
Exit activity and
other reserve
balance at
September 28,
2018
Termination benefits
$

 
$
2.8

 
$
(2.7
)
 
$

 
$
0.1

Contract termination and other exit activity charges
0.3

 

 
(0.3
)
 

 

 
$
0.3

 
$
2.8

 
$
(3.0
)
 
$

 
$
0.1


During the nine months ended September 28, 2018, we paid approximately $2.7 million in termination benefits related to Chilean and Philippines restructuring and $0.3 million in contract termination for the closure of distribution centers in Europe in previous periods. We expect additional charges related to the Philippine restructuring within a range of $0.5 million to $1.0 million for termination benefits and contract termination costs within the next 12 months.

5.  Acquisitions

On June 5, 2018, we acquired a 70% interest in a hydroponic herb farm in the Middle East for a purchase price of $1.7 million funded using operating cash flows and available borrowings under the Credit Facility (as defined in Note 12, “Long-Term Debt and Capital Lease Obligations”). The results of operations have been included in our consolidated financial statements since that date. The acquisition consisted primarily of working capital and property, plant and equipment.

On May 7, 2018, we paid $4.2 million for a 10% equity ownership interest in Three Limes, Inc., d/b/a The Purple Carrot, a privately-held company providing plant-based meal kits in North America. Our investment was funded using operating cash flows and available borrowings under the Credit Facility.  We account for this investment using the measurement alternative election under the ASC guidance on “Financial Instruments”, and we do not exercise significant influence over the privately-held company’s operating or financial activities. The measurement alternative election requires us to measure the investment at cost less impairment, if any, adjusted for observable price changes in orderly transactions for the identical or similar investments.  No adjustments or impairments have been made as of September 28, 2018.   We review our investments for impairment when events and circumstances indicate that the decline in fair value of such assets below the carrying value is other-than-temporary.

On February 26, 2018, we completed the acquisition of 100% of the voting interests of Mann Packing. The results of Mann Packing's operations have been included in our consolidated financial statements since that date. This acquisition expanded our fresh-cut, vegetable and prepared product offerings in North America. In addition, this transaction is expected to provide us with the following synergies:
Acceleration of expansion strategy at Mann Packing's key retailers and channels;
Improvement of our access to key retailers and food service distribution;
Development of a forward distribution model to offer just-in-time delivery services nationwide by leveraging our North America distribution infrastructure to significantly broaden national coverage for our value-added vegetable products;
Procurement savings by leveraging product sourcing in North America and lower cost sourcing opportunities using our infrastructure in Central America. In addition to enhanced packaging, materials, equipment and other consolidated component savings;
Expansion of Mann Packing's production capacity in the United States by leveraging our existing facilities to improve Mann Packing's reach; and
Marketing and overhead synergies resulting from opportunities to pursue co-branding and better pricing potential utilizing the DEL MONTE® brand.

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5.  Acquisitions (continued)

We purchased all of its outstanding capital stock for an aggregate consideration of $372.9 million funded by a $229.7 million three-day promissory note and $143.2 million in cash. The three-day promissory note was settled with cash on hand and borrowings under our Credit Facility. During the third quarter of 2018, we adjusted the purchase price to $371.4 million by $1.5 million with a corresponding decrease to goodwill due to proceeds received as a result of settlement provisions contained in purchase agreement.

Based on an evaluation of the provisions of ASC Business Combinations ("Topic 805"), the purchase price allocation reflected in the accompanying financial statements is preliminary and is based upon estimates and assumptions that are subject to change within the measurement period. Topic 805 allows entities a measurement period of up to one year from the acquisition date to finalize the allocation.

The measurement period remains open pending the completion of valuation procedures related to the acquired tangible and intangible assets, assumed liabilities and redeemable non-controlling interests. During the third quarter of 2018, we have preliminarily estimated that the fair value of the definite-lived intangible assets including customer lists, trade names and trademarks were $135.9 million and the fair value of the property, plant and equipment increased by $26.9 million, each with a corresponding decrease to goodwill. We have made other immaterial adjustments listed below with a corresponding increase or decrease to goodwill due to new information obtained during the measurement period for amounts that existed on the acquisition date. The $159.9 million allocated to goodwill on our Consolidated Balance Sheets represents the excess of the purchase price over the preliminary values of assets acquired and liabilities assumed and is subject to revision. We are still evaluating the tax implications of this transaction.

We are still evaluating our definite-lived intangible assets of which $113.2 million relates to customer lists with a weighted average amortization period of 26 years and $22.7 million relates to trade names and trademarks with a weighted average amortization period of 9 years.

We are still evaluating our reportable segments and have preliminarily included goodwill related to this acquisition of $118.0 million in the other fresh produce segment and $41.9 million in the prepared foods segment.

We recognized $2.6 million of acquisition related costs which primarily consist of advisory, legal, accounting, valuation, other professional and consulting fees and are included in asset impairment and other charges, net. Refer to Note 4, “Asset Impairment and Other Charges, Net".



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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued) (Unaudited)

5.  Acquisitions (continued)

The following table summarizes the preliminary estimated fair values of the net assets acquired and liabilities assumed at the date of the acquisition:

 
As Previously Reported
 
Adjustments
 
As Adjusted
Assets acquired
 
 
 
 
 
Current assets:
 
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
0.1

 
$

 
$
0.1

Trade accounts receivable, net of allowance
39.4

 

 
39.4

Other accounts receivable, net of allowance
1.2

 
2.8

 
4.0

Inventories, net
21.1

 
(0.2
)
 
20.9

Prepaid expenses and other current assets
2.1

 

 
2.1

Total current assets
63.9

 
2.6

 
66.5

 
 
 
 
 
 
Property, plant and equipment, net
70.2

 
26.9

 
97.1

Definite-lived intangible assets, net

 
135.9

 
135.9

Goodwill
328.8

 
(168.9
)
 
159.9

Total assets acquired
$
462.9

 
$
(3.5
)
 
$
459.4

Liabilities assumed
 
 
 
 
 

Current liabilities:
 
 
 
 
 

Accounts payable and accrued expenses
50.9

 
(2.0
)
 
$
48.9

Total liabilities assumed
$
50.9

 
$
(2.0
)
 
$
48.9

 
 
 
 
 
 
Less: Redeemable noncontrolling interest
39.1

 

 
39.1

 
 
 
 
 
 
Net assets acquired
$
372.9

 
$
(1.5
)
 
$
371.4


The Mann Packing acquisition includes a put option exercisable by the 25% shareholder of one of the acquired subsidiaries. The put option allows the noncontrolling shareholder to sell its 25% noncontrolling interest to us for a multiple of the subsidiary's adjusted earnings. The noncontrolling shareholder can exercise this put option on or after April 1, 2023. Following a 5-year window expiring on April 1, 2028, the put option value will be negotiated annually and the inputs are subject to change. As the put option is outside of our control, the estimated redemption value of the 25% noncontrolling interest is presented as a redeemable noncontrolling interest outside of permanent equity on our Consolidated Balance Sheets. The fair value assigned to this interest at acquisition date is subject to change and is pending completion. Refer to Note 7, “Redeemable Noncontrolling Interests”, for further discussion.


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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued) (Unaudited)

5.  Acquisitions (continued)

Our consolidated results include the following unaudited financial information of Mann Packing:

 
Quarter ended September 28, 2018
 
Period from February 27, 2018 to September 28, 2018
Net sales
$
142.5

 
$
339.9

Net (loss) income attributable to
Fresh Del Monte Produce, Inc.
$
(5.2
)
 
$
(1.7
)

The following unaudited pro forma combined financial information presents our results including Mann Packing as if the business combination had occurred at the beginning of fiscal year 2017:

 
Quarter ended
 
Nine months ended
 
 
September 28,
2018
 
September 29,
2017
 
September 28,
2018
 
September 29,
2017
 
Net sales
$
1,069.5

 
$
1,087.5

 
$
3,527.0

 
$
3,537.9

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net (loss) income attributable to
Fresh Del Monte Produce, Inc.
$
(21.5
)

$
15.1

(2) 
$
14.2

(1) 
$
144.9

(3) 

(1)Unaudited pro forma results for the nine months ended September 28, 2018 were positively adjusted by $9.6 million consisting of $11.5 million of nonrecurring transaction related compensation benefits, advisory, legal, accounting, valuation and other professional fees, partially offset by $1.9 million of interest expense as a result of increased borrowings under our Credit Facility.

(2)Unaudited pro forma results for the quarter ended September 29, 2017 were adjusted to include $2.1 million of interest expense as a result of increased borrowings under our Credit Facility.

(3)Unaudited pro forma results for the nine months ended September 29, 2017 was adjusted to include $6.1 million of interest expense as a result of increased borrowings under our Credit Facility.


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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued) (Unaudited)

5.  Acquisitions (continued)

The change in provisional amounts resulted in $2.3 million for the three months ended September 28, 2018 and $5.4 million for the nine months ended September 28, 2018 in additional amortization and depreciation related to definite-lived intangible assets and property, plant and equipment. The change in provisional amounts for definite-lived intangible assets resulted in amortization expense of $1.7 million for the third quarter and $4.0 million for the nine months ended September 28, 2018 included in selling, general and administrative expenses on our Consolidated Statements of Operations. The change in provisional amounts on property, plant and equipment resulted in depreciation expense of $0.6 million for the third quarter and $1.4 million for the nine months ended September 28, 2018 included in cost of products sold on our Consolidated Statements of Operations.

6.  Noncontrolling Interests
 
The following table reconciles shareholders’ equity attributable to noncontrolling interests (U.S. dollars in millions):
 
 
Nine months ended
 
September 28,
2018
 
September 29,
2017
Noncontrolling interests, beginning
$
23.8

 
$
24.6

Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests
1.6

 
(1.2
)
Distributions (to) from noncontrolling interests
(0.4
)
 

Capital contributions from noncontrolling interests
0.7

 
0.8

Noncontrolling interests, ending
$
25.7

 
$
24.2


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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued) (Unaudited)

7.  Redeemable Noncontrolling Interests
 
The following table reconciles redeemable noncontrolling interests (U.S. dollars in millions):
 
 
Nine months ended
 
September 28,
2018
Redeemable noncontrolling interests, beginning
$

Initial measurement of redeemable noncontrolling interest due to Mann Packing acquisition
39.1

Net income attributable to redeemable noncontrolling
interests
2.7

Redeemable noncontrolling interests, ending
$
41.8


The Mann Packing acquisition includes a put option exercisable by the 25% shareholder of one of the acquired subsidiaries, a redeemable noncontrolling interest. At each reporting period, the redeemable noncontrolling interest is recognized at the higher of 1) the sum of the initial value and accumulated earnings or 2) the contractually-defined redemption value as of the balance sheet date. Refer to Note 5, "Acquisitions" for further discussion on the acquisition of Mann Packing.

8. Income Taxes

In connection with a current examination of the tax returns in two foreign jurisdictions, the taxing authorities have issued income tax deficiencies related to transfer pricing aggregating approximately $144.1 million (including interest and penalties) for tax years 2012 through 2016.  We strongly disagree with the proposed adjustments and have filed a protest with each of the taxing authorities as we believe that the proposed adjustments are without technical merit. We will continue to vigorously contest the adjustments and expect to exhaust all administrative and judicial remedies necessary to resolve the matters, which could be a lengthy process.   We regularly assesses the likelihood of adverse outcomes resulting from examinations such as these to determine the adequacy of our tax reserves. Accordingly, we have not accrued any additional amounts based upon the proposed adjustments. There can be no assurance that these matters will be resolved in our favor, and an adverse outcome of either matter, or any future tax examinations involving similar assertions, could have a material effect on our financial condition, results of operations and cash flows.

On December 22, 2017, the Tax Cut and Jobs Act (the "Act") was signed into law. In accordance with Staff Accounting Bulletin (“SAB”) 118, we recognized the estimated impact of this legislation as a component of income tax expense in our audited financial statements for the year ending December 29, 2017. SAB 118 allows for a measurement period, not to extend beyond one year from the enactment date, for companies to complete their accounting for the provisions of the Act under ASC 740. As of September 28, 2018, we finalized our analysis of the impact of the Act and determined that there were no adjustments required to be recorded for the financial statement for the year ending December 29, 2017.




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9.  Financing Receivables
 
Financing receivables are included in other accounts receivable, less allowances on our accompanying Consolidated Balance Sheets and are recognized at net realizable value, which approximates fair value. Other accounts receivable may include value-added taxes receivables, seasonal advances to growers and suppliers, which are usually short-term in nature, and other financing receivables.

A significant portion of the fresh produce we sell is acquired through supply contracts with independent growers. In order to ensure the consistent high quality of our products and packaging, we make advances to independent growers and suppliers. These growers and suppliers typically sell all of their production to us and make payments on their advances as a deduction to the agreed upon selling price of the fruit or packaging material. The majority of the advances to growers and suppliers are for terms less than one year and typically span a growing season. In certain cases, there may be longer term advances with terms of up to 10 years.

These advances are collateralized by property liens and pledges of the respective season’s produce; however, certain factors such as unfavorable weather conditions, crop disease and financial stability could impact the ability for these growers to repay their advance. Occasionally, we agree to a payment plan or take steps to recover the advance via established collateral.  Allowances for advances to growers and suppliers are determined on a case by case basis depending on the production for the season and other contributing factors.  We may write-off uncollectable financing receivables after our collection efforts are exhausted.

The following table details the advances to growers and suppliers including the related allowance based on their credit risk profile (U.S. dollars in millions):

 
September 28, 2018
 
December 29, 2017
 
Short-term
 
Long-term
 
Short-term
 
Long-term
Gross advances to growers and suppliers
$
45.5

 
$
1.0

 
$
38.9

 
$
1.6

Allowance for advances to growers and suppliers (past due)
(2.2
)
 
(0.6
)
 
(2.8
)
 
(0.1
)
Net advances to growers and suppliers
$
43.3

 
$
0.4

 
$
36.1

 
$
1.5

 
The short-term and long-term portions of the financing receivables included above are classified in the Consolidated Balance Sheets in other accounts receivable and other noncurrent assets.

The allowance for advances to growers and suppliers and the related financing receivables for the quarters and nine months ended September 28, 2018 and September 29, 2017 were as follows (U.S. dollars in millions):
 
Quarter ended
 
Nine months ended
 
September 28,
2018
 
September 29,
2017
 
September 28,
2018
 
September 29,
2017
Allowance for advances to growers and suppliers:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Balance, beginning of period
$
2.8

 
$
2.6

 
$
2.9

 
$
1.5

Provision for uncollectible amounts

 
0.4

 
0.8

 
1.5

Deductions to allowance related to write-offs

 

 
(0.9
)
 

Balance, end of period
$
2.8

 
$
3.0

 
$
2.8

 
$
3.0


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10.  Share-Based Compensation

Our shareholders approved and ratified the 2014 Omnibus Share Incentive Plan (the “2014 Plan”), which allows us to grant equity-based compensation awards, including stock options, restricted stock awards and restricted stock units including performance stock units. We disclosed the significant terms of the 2014 Plan and prior plans in the notes to our consolidated financial statements included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2017.
 
Stock-based compensation expense related to stock options, restricted stock awards ("RSAs"), restricted stock units ("RSUs") and performance stock units ("PSUs") is included in selling, general and administrative expenses in the accompanying Consolidated Statements of Operations and is comprised as follows (U.S. dollars in millions): 
 
Quarter ended
 
Nine months ended
 
September 28,
2018
 
September 29,
2017
 
September 28,
2018
 
September 29,
2017
Stock options
$

 
$
0.1

 
$
0.1

 
$
0.4

RSUs/PSUs
1.7

 
2.8

 
7.6

 
8.1

RSAs
0.1

 

 
1.1

 
0.9

Total
$
1.8

 
$
2.9

 
$
8.8

 
$
9.4

 
We received proceeds from the exercise of stock-based options of $0.8 million for the nine months ended September 28, 2018 and $1.4 million for the nine months ended September 29, 2017.

Stock Option Awards

Under the 2014 Plan and prior plans, 20% of the granted options vest immediately, and the remaining granted options vest in equal installments over the next four years. Options under the 2014 Plan and prior plans may be exercised over a period not in excess of 10 years from the date of the grant. Prior plan provisions are still applicable to outstanding options and awards under those plans. There were no stock option grants for the nine months ended September 28, 2018 or September 29, 2017.

The fair value for stock options was estimated at the date of grant using the Black-Scholes option pricing model, which requires us to make certain assumptions. Volatility is estimated based on the historical volatility of our stock over the past five years. The risk-free interest rate is based on U.S. Treasury zero-coupon issues with a remaining term equal to the expected term of grant. The dividend yield is estimated over the expected term based on our dividend policy, historical cash dividends and expected future
cash dividends. The expected term of grant was based on the contractual term of the stock option and expected employee exercise and post-vesting employment termination trends. Forfeitures are recognized as they occur.


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10.  Share-Based Compensation (continued)

Restricted Stock Awards

A share of restricted stock is one of our ordinary shares that has restrictions on transferability until certain vesting conditions are met.

For RSAs awarded under the 2014 Plan, 50% of each award of our restricted stock vested on the date it was granted. The remaining 50% of each award vests upon the six-month anniversary of the date on which the recipient ceases to serve as a member of our Board of Directors. Restricted stock awarded during the nine months ended September 28, 2018 and September 29, 2017 allow directors to retain all of their awards once they cease to serve as a member of our Board of Directors and is considered a nonsubstantive service condition in accordance with the guidance provided by the ASC on “Compensation – Stock Compensation.”  Accordingly, we recognize compensation cost immediately for restricted stock awards granted to non-management members of the Board of Directors.

The following table lists RSAs awarded under the 2014 plan for the nine months ended September 28, 2018 and September 29, 2017:

Date of award
 
Shares of
restricted stock
awarded
 
Price per share
August 2, 2018
 
1,687
 
$
49.38

January 2, 2018
 
21,304
 
46.93

January 3, 2017
 
14,294
 
61.21


Restricted Stock Units/Performance Stock Units

Under the 2014 Plan, each RSU/PSU represents a contingent right to receive one of our ordinary shares. The PSUs are subject to meeting minimum performance criteria set by the Compensation Committee of our Board of Directors. The actual number of shares the recipient receives is determined based on the results achieved versus performance goals. Those performance goals are based on exceeding a measure of our earnings. Depending on the results achieved, the actual number of shares that an award recipient receives at the end of the period may range from 0% to 100% of the award units granted. Provided such criteria are met, the PSUs will vest in three equal annual installments on each of the next three anniversary dates provided that the recipient remains employed with us. The RSUs will vest 20% on the award date and 20% on each of the next four anniversaries.

RSUs and PSUs do not have the voting rights of ordinary shares and the shares underlying the RSUs and PSUs are not considered issued and outstanding. However, shares underlying RSUs/PSUs are included in the calculation of diluted earnings per share to the extent the performance criteria are met, if any.

The fair market value for RSUs and PSUs is based on the closing price of our stock on the award date. Forfeitures are recognized as they occur.



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10.  Share-Based Compensation (continued)

The following table lists the various RSUs and PSUs awarded under the 2014 Plan for the nine months ended September 28, 2018 and September 29, 2017 (U.S. dollars in millions, except share and per share data):
Date of award
 
Type of award
 
Units awarded
 
Price per share
June 25, 2018
 
RSU
 
2,000
 
$
44.78

February 21, 2018
 
PSU
 
85,000
 
46.35

February 21, 2018
 
RSU
 
125,000
 
46.35

August 2, 2017
 
RSU
 
48,700
 
49.75

February 22, 2017
 
PSU
 
100,000
 
56.52

February 22, 2017
 
RSU
 
50,000
 
56.52

            
RSUs and PSUs are eligible to earn Dividend Equivalent Units ("DEUs") equal to the cash dividend paid to ordinary shareholders. DEUs are subject to the same performance and/or service conditions as the underlying RSUs and PSUs and are forfeitable.

We recognize expense related to RSUs and PSUs based on the fair market value, as determined on the date of award, ratably over the vesting period, provided the performance condition, if any, is probable.

11.  Inventories
 
Inventories consisted of the following (U.S. dollars in millions):
 
 
September 28,
2018
 
December 29, 2017
Finished goods
$
209.1

 
$
210.1

Raw materials and packaging supplies
173.1

 
165.4

Growing crops
163.6

 
166.3

Total inventories
$
545.8

 
$
541.8




12.  Long-Term Debt and Capital Lease Obligations
 
The following is a summary of long-term debt and capital lease obligations (U.S. dollars in millions):
 
 
September 28,
2018
 
December 29,
2017
Senior unsecured revolving credit facility (see Credit Facility below)
$
628.5

 
$
356.2

Capital lease obligations
1.0

 
1.4

Total long-term debt and capital lease obligations
629.5

 
357.6

Less:  Current portion
(0.5
)
 
(0.6
)
Long-term debt and capital lease obligations
$
629.0

 
$
357.0


Credit Facility

On April 16, 2015, we entered into a five-year $800 million syndicated senior unsecured revolving credit facility maturing on April 15, 2020 (the "Credit Facility") with Bank of America, N.A. as administrative agent and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc. as sole lead arranger and sole book manager. Borrowings under the Credit Facility bear interest at a spread over LIBOR that varies with our leverage ratio. The Credit Facility also includes a swing line facility and a letter of credit facility.


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12.  Long-Term Debt and Capital Lease Obligations (continued)

On September 27, 2018, we amended certain covenant ratios of our Credit Facility. On February 27, 2018, we exercised an option to increase the total commitments under the Credit Facility from $800 million to $1.1 billion. We capitalized $0.7 million of debt issuance costs during the nine months ended September 28, 2018 as a result of these changes to the Credit Facility. Debt issuance costs of $1.1 million are included in other noncurrent assets on our Consolidated Balance Sheets as of the nine months ended September 28, 2018.

We have a renewable 364-day, $25.0 million commercial stand-by letter of credit facility with Rabobank Nederland.

The following is a summary of the material terms of the Credit Facility and other working capital facilities at September 28, 2018 (U.S. dollars in millions):
 
Term
 
Maturity
date
 
Interest rate
 
Borrowing
limit
 
Available
borrowings
Bank of America credit facility
5 years
 
April 15, 2020
 
3.58%
 
$
1,100.0

 
$
466.5

Rabobank letter of credit facility
364 days
 
June 18, 2019
 
Varies
 
25.0

 
17.8

Other working capital facilities
Varies
 
Varies
 
Varies
 
23.4

 
13.2

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
$
1,148.4

 
$
497.5


The current margin for LIBOR advances is 1.50%. We intend to use funds borrowed under the Credit Facility from time to time for general corporate purposes, which may include the repayment, redemption or refinancing of our existing indebtedness, working capital needs, capital expenditures, funding of possible acquisitions, possible share repurchases and satisfaction of other obligations.
The Credit Facility requires us to comply with financial and other covenants, including limitations on capital expenditures, the amount of dividends that can be paid in the future, the amount and types of liens and indebtedness, material asset sales and mergers. As of September 28, 2018, we were in compliance with all of the covenants contained in the Credit Facility. The Credit Facility is unsecured and is guaranteed by certain of our subsidiaries. The Credit Facility permits borrowings under the revolving commitment with an interest rate determined based on our leverage ratio and spread over LIBOR. In addition, we pay a fee on unused commitments.

As of September 28, 2018, we applied $12.2 million to the Rabobank Nederland and Bank of America letter of credit facilities in respect of certain contingent obligations and other governmental agency guarantees combined with guarantees for purchases of raw materials and equipment and other trade related letters of credit. We also had $18.6 million in other letters of credit and bank guarantees not included in the Rabobank or Bank of America letter of credit facilities.

As of June 29, 2018 we entered into interest rate swaps in order to hedge the risk of the fluctuation on future interest payments related to our variable rate LIBOR-based borrowings from our Credit Facility. Refer to Note 17, “Derivatives”.

13.  Commitments and Contingencies

DBCP Litigation

Beginning in December 1993, certain of our U.S. subsidiaries were named among the defendants in a number of actions in courts in Texas, Louisiana, Hawaii, California and the Philippines involving claims by numerous non-U.S. plaintiffs alleging that they were injured as a result of exposure to a nematocide containing the chemical dibromochloropropane (“DBCP”) during the period 1965 to 1990. As a result of a settlement entered into in December 1998, the remaining unresolved DBCP claims against our U.S. subsidiaries are pending in Hawaii, Delaware, Costa Rica and the Philippines.

On October 14, 2004, two of our subsidiaries were served with a complaint in an action styled Angel Abarca, et al. v. Dole Food Co., et al. filed in the Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Los Angeles on behalf of more than 2,600 Costa Rican banana workers who claim injury from exposure to DBCP. On January 2, 2009, three of our subsidiaries were served with



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13.  Commitments and Contingencies (continued)

multiple complaints in related actions styled Jorge Acosta Cortes, et al. v. Dole Food Company, et al. filed in the Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Los Angeles on behalf of 461 Costa Rican residents. An initial review of the plaintiffs in the Abarca and Cortes actions found that a substantial number of the plaintiffs were claimants in prior DBCP actions in

Texas. On June 27, 2008, the court dismissed the claims of 1,329 plaintiffs who were parties to prior DBCP actions. On June 30, 2008, our subsidiaries moved to dismiss the claims of the remaining Abarca plaintiffs on grounds of forum non conveniens in favor of the courts of Costa Rica. On September 22, 2009, the court granted the motion to dismiss and on November 16, 2009 entered an order conditionally dismissing the claims of those remaining plaintiffs who allege employment on farms in Costa Rica exclusively affiliated with our subsidiaries. Those dismissed plaintiffs re-filed their claim in Costa Rica on May 17, 2012 (The "Lagos" case). On January 18, 2013, all remaining plaintiffs in California filed Requests for Dismissal effecting the dismissal of their claims without prejudice. On September 25, 2013, our subsidiaries filed an answer to the claim re-filed with the courts of Costa Rica. In the Lagos case, the trial court dismissed the claims of all plaintiffs for defective powers of attorney. On appeal from that decision, the appellate court remanded the action for the trial court to consider a preliminary issue before addressing the validity of the powers of attorney. The case is back before the trial court. Two additional DBCP-related lawsuits were filed in Costa Rica in 2015, which have since been dismissed by the court on procedural grounds.
 
On May 31 and June 1, 2012, eight actions were filed against one of our subsidiaries in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware on behalf of approximately 3,000 plaintiffs alleging exposure to DBCP on or near banana farms in Costa Rica, Ecuador, Panama, and Guatemala. We and our subsidiaries were not involved with any banana growing operations in Ecuador or Panama during the period when DBCP was in use. The plaintiffs include 229 claimants who had cases pending in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana which were dismissed on September 17, 2012. On August 30, 2012, our subsidiary joined a motion to dismiss the claims of those plaintiffs on the grounds that they have first-filed claims pending in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. The motion was granted on March 29, 2013 and appealed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. On September 21, 2012, our subsidiary filed an answer with respect to the claims of those plaintiffs who had not already filed in Louisiana. On May 27, 2014, the court granted a motion made by a co-defendant and entered summary judgment against all remaining plaintiffs based on the September 19, 2013 affirmance by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit of the dismissal on statute of limitations grounds of related cases by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. On July 7, 2014, our subsidiary joined in a motion for summary judgment on statute of limitations grounds as to all remaining plaintiffs on the basis of the court’s May 27, 2014 ruling.

Plaintiffs agreed that judgment be entered in favor of all defendants for the claims still pending in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware on the basis of the summary judgment granted on May 27, 2014 and the district court entered judgment dismissing all plaintiffs’ claims on September 22, 2014. On October 21, 2014, a notice of appeal was filed with the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit expressly limited the appeal to the claims of 57 (out of the more than 2,600) plaintiffs who had not previously filed claims in Louisiana. On August 11, 2015, a panel of the Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of the claims of these plaintiffs. Plaintiffs filed a Motion for Rehearing en Banc with the Third Circuit, which was granted on September 22, 2015. On September 2, 2016, the Third Circuit en banc reversed the District Court’s dismissal on first-filed doctrine grounds of the claims of approximately 229 of the plaintiffs and remanded the case back to the District Court for further proceedings. On June 2, 2017, the Third Circuit issued a Petition for Certification of State Law to the Delaware Supreme Court to resolve the complex procedural question pending on appeal regarding the duration of the tolling of limitations afforded by a class action that had been pending in Texas. The Delaware Supreme Court accepted certification of the pending question of law. On March 15, 2018, the Delaware Supreme court decided the complex procedural question in favor of the plaintiffs and is in the process of returning the case to the United States District Court for the District of Delaware for further proceedings. On remand, there remain approximately 285 claims pending, although roughly two of those claims are of plaintiffs from Panama and Ecuador, where we have not been involved with any banana growing during the period when DBCP was in use.

In Hawaii, plaintiffs filed a petition for certiorari to the Hawaii Supreme Court based upon the Hawaii Court of Appeals affirmance in March 2014 of a summary judgment ruling in defendants’ favor at the trial court level. The Hawaii Supreme Court accepted the petition and oral argument was held on September 18, 2014 with respect to whether the claims of the six named plaintiffs were properly dismissed on statute of limitations grounds. On October 21, 2015, the Hawaii Supreme Court reversed the Hawaii Court of Appeals and the Hawaii state trial court’s grant of partial summary judgment against the DBCP plaintiffs on statute of limitations grounds. The Hawaii Supreme Court remanded the claims of six remaining plaintiffs back to the Hawaii state trial court for further proceedings, where they remain pending without any significant activity since 2015.

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13.  Commitments and Contingencies (continued)

Kunia Well Site
 
In 1980, elevated levels of certain chemicals were detected in the soil and ground-water at a plantation leased by one of our U.S. subsidiaries in Honolulu, Hawaii (the “Kunia Well Site”). Shortly thereafter, our subsidiary discontinued the use of the Kunia Well Site and provided an alternate water source to area well users and the subsidiary commenced its own voluntary cleanup operation.

In 1993, the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) identified the Kunia Well Site for potential listing on the National Priorities List (“NPL”) under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980, as amended. On December 16, 1994, the EPA issued a final rule adding the Kunia Well Site to the NPL.

On September 28, 1995, our subsidiary entered into an order (the “Order”) with the EPA to conduct the remedial investigation and the feasibility study of the Kunia Well Site. Under the terms of the Order, our subsidiary submitted a remedial investigation report in November 1998 and a final draft feasibility study in December 1999 (which was updated from time to time) for review by the EPA. The EPA approved the remedial investigation report in February 1999 and the feasibility study on April 22, 2003.

As a result of communications with the EPA in 2001, we recorded a charge of $15.0 million in the third quarter of 2001 to increase the recorded liability to the estimated expected future cleanup cost for the Kunia Well Site to $19.1 million. Based on conversations with the EPA in the third quarter of 2002 and consultation with our legal counsel and other experts, we recorded a charge of $7.0 million during the third quarter of 2002 to increase the accrual for the expected future clean-up costs for the Kunia Well Site to $26.1 million.

On September 25, 2003, the EPA issued the Record of Decision (“ROD”). The EPA estimates in the ROD that the remediation costs associated with the cleanup of the Kunia Well Site will range from $12.9 million to $25.4 million and will last approximately 10 years. It remains to be determined how long the remediation will actually last.

On January 13, 2004, the EPA deleted a portion of the Kunia Well Site (Northeast section) from the NPL. On May 2, 2005, our subsidiary signed a Consent Decree with the EPA for the performance of the clean-up work for the Kunia Well Site. On September 27, 2005, the U.S. District Court for Hawaii approved and entered the Consent Decree. Based on findings from remedial investigations at the Kunia Well Site, our subsidiary continues to evaluate with the EPA the clean-up work currently in progress in accordance with the Consent Decree.

We increased the liability by $0.4 million during 2017 and 2016 and reduced the liability by $0.8 million during 2015 due to changes to the remediation work being performed related to the Kunia Well Site clean-up. We included these charges/(credits) in asset impairment and other charges, net on our Consolidated Statements of Operations. The estimates are between $13.7 million and $28.7 million. The estimate on which our accrual is based, totals $13.7 million. As of September 28, 2018, we recorded $13.4 million included in other noncurrent liabilities and $0.3 million included in accounts payable and accrued expenses in the Consolidated Balance Sheets for the Kunia Well Site clean-up, which we expect to expend in the next 12 months. We expect to expend approximately $0.3 million in 2018, $1.1 million in each year from 2019 through 2021 and $0.9 million in 2022.

Additional Information
 
In addition to the foregoing, we are involved from time to time in various claims and legal actions incident to our operations, both as plaintiff and defendant. In the opinion of management, after consulting with legal counsel, none of these other claims are currently expected to have a material adverse effect on the results of operations, financial position or our cash flows.

We intend to vigorously defend ourselves in all of the above matters.


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14.  Earnings (Loss) Per Share
 
Basic and diluted net (loss) income per ordinary share is calculated as follows (U.S. dollars in millions, except share and per share data):
 
 
Quarter ended
 
Nine months ended
 
September 28,
2018
 
September 29,
2017
 
September 28,
2018
 
September 29,
2017
Numerator:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net (loss) income attributable to Fresh Del Monte
Produce Inc.
$
(21.5
)
 
$
11.5

 
$
12.1

 
$
127.1

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Denominator:
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
Weighted average number of ordinary shares -
Basic
48,570,696

 
49,976,752

 
48,701,840

 
50,589,103

Effect of dilutive securities - share-based
employee options and awards

 
277,701

 
211,595

 
362,540

Weighted average number of ordinary shares -
Diluted
48,570,696

 
50,254,453

 
48,913,435

 
50,951,643

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Antidilutive awards (1)
620,017

 
180,917

 
313,218

 
180,917

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net (loss) income per ordinary share attributable to Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc.:
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
Basic
$
(0.44
)
 
$
0.23

 
$
0.25

 
$
2.51

Diluted
$
(0.44
)
 
$
0.23

 
$
0.25

 
$
2.49


(1) 
Certain unvested RSUs and PSUs are not included in the calculation of net income per ordinary share because the effect would have been antidilutive.

Refer to Note 20, “Shareholders’ Equity”, for disclosures related to the stock repurchase program and retired shares.



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15.  Retirement and Other Employee Benefits
 
The following table sets forth the net periodic benefit costs of our defined benefit pension plans and post-retirement benefit plans (U.S. dollars in millions):
 
 
Quarter ended
 
Nine months ended
 
September 28,
2018
 
September 29,
2017
 
September 28,
2018
 
September 29,
2017
Service cost
$
1.5

 
$
1.4

 
$
4.5

 
$
4.2

Interest cost
1.6

 
1.6

 
4.8

 
4.7

Expected return on assets
(0.9
)
 
(0.8
)
 
(2.7
)
 
(2.5
)
Amortization of net actuarial loss
0.2

 
0.3

 
0.6

 
0.9

Net periodic benefit costs
$
2.4

 
$
2.5

 
$
7.2

 
$
7.3

 


We provide certain other retirement benefits to certain employees who are not U.S.-based and are not included above. Generally, benefits under these programs are based on an employee’s length of service and level of compensation. These programs are immaterial to our consolidated financial statements. The net periodic benefit costs related to other non-U.S.-based plans is $0.7 million for the quarter ended September 28, 2018 and $0.6 million for the quarter ended September 29, 2017. The net periodic benefit cost related to other non-U.S.-based plans is $2.0 million for the nine months ended September 28, 2018 and $2.1 million for the nine months ended September 29, 2017.

We have adopted ASU 2017-07, Improving the Presentation of Net Periodic Pension Cost and Net Periodic Postretirement Benefit Cost regarding the presentation of components of net periodic pension costs. Service costs are presented in the same line item in the Consolidated Statements of Operations as other compensation costs arising from services rendered by the employees during the period. With the exception of service cost, the other components of net periodic benefit costs (which include interest costs, expected return on assets, amortization of net actuarial losses) are recorded in the Consolidated Statements of Operations in other expense, net. Other net periodic benefit costs of $0.9 million for the quarter ended September 28, 2018 and $2.7 million for the nine months ended September 28, 2018 were reclassified from operating income and are included in other expense, net on the Consolidated Statements of Operations. We utilized the practical expedient provided in this ASU and did not reclassify the net periodic pension costs for the quarter and nine months ended September 29, 2017. The impact would have been $1.1 million for the quarter ended September 29, 2017 and $3.1 million for the nine months ended September 29, 2017 of other net periodic benefit costs reclassified out of operating income and included in other expense, net in the Consolidated Statements of Operations. The reclassification of amounts related to other non-U.S.-based plans is immaterial for the quarter and nine months ended September 28, 2018 and September 29, 2017.




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16.  Business Segment Data
 
We are principally engaged in one major line of business, the production, distribution and marketing of bananas, other fresh produce and prepared food. Our products are sold in markets throughout the world with our major producing operations located in North, Central and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa.
 
Our operations are aggregated into three business segments on the basis of our products: bananas, other fresh produce and prepared food. Other fresh produce includes pineapples, melons, non-tropical fruit (including grapes, apples, citrus, blueberries, strawberries, pears, peaches, plums, nectarines, cherries and kiwis), avocados, tomatoes, fresh-cut products, other fruit and vegetables, a third-party ocean freight business, a plastic product and a box manufacturing business. Prepared food includes prepared fruit and vegetables, juices, beverages, snacks, poultry and meat products.
 
We evaluate performance based on several factors, of which net sales and gross profit by product are the primary financial measures (U.S. dollars in millions):
 
 
Quarter ended
 
September 28, 2018
 
September 29, 2017
Segments:
Net Sales
 
Gross Profit
 
Net Sales
 
Gross Profit
Other fresh produce
$
584.9

 
$
37.7

 
$
468.0

 
$
44.4

Banana
397.4

 
10.3

 
409.2

 
5.7

Prepared foods
87.2

 
4.6

 
75.5

 
8.2

Totals
$
1,069.5

 
$
52.6

 
$
952.7

 
$
58.3

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nine months ended
 
September 28, 2018
 
September 29, 2017
Segments:
Net Sales
 
Gross Profit
 
Net Sales
 
Gross Profit
Other fresh produce
$
1,879.8

 
$
131.3

 
$
1,542.3

 
$
147.8

Banana
1,308.3

 
86.2

 
1,353.8

 
98.8

Prepared foods
259.9

 
19.9

 
236.1

 
34.0

Totals
$
3,448.0

 
$
237.4

 
$
3,132.2

 
$
280.6


 
Quarter ended
 
Nine months ended
Net Sales by geographic region:
September 28,
2018
 
September 29,
2017
 
September 28,
2018
 
September 29,
2017
North America
$
709.3

 
$
576.9

 
$
2,187.5

 
$
1,833.8

Europe
137.5

 
134.7

 
507.4

 
501.9

Middle East
104.2

 
121.3

 
346.1

 
392.0

Asia
110.1

 
108.3

 
358.6

 
360.0

Other
8.4

 
11.5

 
48.4

 
44.5

Totals
$
1,069.5

 
$
952.7

 
$
3,448.0

 
$
3,132.2



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16.  Business Segment Data (continued)

Our North America region included the following Mann Packing results:
 
Quarter ended
 
Period from February 27, 2018 to September 28, 2018
 
September 28, 2018
Segments:
Net Sales
 
Gross Profit
 
Net Sales
 
Gross Profit
Other fresh produce
$
128.7

 
$
3.4

 
$
307.4

 
$
17.6

Prepared foods
13.8

 
2.3

 
32.5

 
6.0

Totals
$
142.5

 
$
5.7

 
$
339.9

 
$
23.6

Refer to Note 5, “Acquisitions”, for further discussion on the Mann Packing acquisition.

The following table indicates our net sales by product:

 
Quarter ended
 
Nine months ended
 
September 28,
2018
 
September 29,
2017
 
September 28,
2018
 
September 29,
2017
Segments:
Net Sales
 
Net Sales
Other fresh produce:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Gold pineapples
112.3

 
11
%
 
119.5

 
13
%
 
371.8

 
11
%
 
365.2

 
12
%
  Fresh-cut produce
254.5

 
24
%
 
158.8

 
16
%

706.9


20
%
 
468.9

 
15
%
  Non-tropical fruit
40.6

 
4
%
 
38.3

 
4
%
 
193.2

 
6
%
 
194.7

 
6
%
  Avocados
84.7

 
8
%
 
90.4

 
9
%
 
263.9

 
8
%
 
246.5

 
8
%
  Melons
5.2

 
%
 
6.4

 
1
%
 
90.8

 
3
%
 
88.1

 
3
%
  Tomatoes
14.9

 
1
%
 
16.3

 
2
%
 
50.0

 
1
%
 
59.8

 
2
%
  Vegetables
36.4

 
4
%
 
6.5

 
1
%
 
94.0

 
3
%
 
20.0

 
1
%
  Other fruit, products and services
36.3

 
3
%
 
31.8

 
3
%
 
109.2

 
3
%
 
99.1

 
3
%
Total other fresh produce
$
584.9

 
55
%
 
$
468.0

 
49
%
 
$
1,879.8

 
55
%
 
$
1,542.3

 
50
%
Banana
$
397.4

 
37
%
 
$
409.2

 
43
%
 
$
1,308.3

 
38
%
 
$
1,353.8

 
43
%
Prepared foods
$
87.2

 
8
%
 
$
75.5

 
8
%
 
$
259.9

 
7
%
 
$
236.1

 
7
%
Totals
$
1,069.5

 
100
%

$
952.7

 
100
%

$
3,448.0


100
%
 
$
3,132.2

 
100
%

17.  Derivative Financial Instruments
 
Our derivative financial instruments reduce our exposure to fluctuations in foreign exchange rates and variable interest rates. We predominantly designate our derivative financial instruments as cash flow hedges.
 
Counterparties expose us to credit loss in the event of non-performance on hedges. We monitor our exposure to counterparty non-performance risk both at inception of the hedge and at least quarterly thereafter.

Because of the high degree of effectiveness between the hedging instrument and the underlying exposure being hedged, fluctuations in the value of the derivative instruments are generally offset by changes in the cash flows or fair value of the underlying exposures being hedged.  In addition, we perform an assessment of hedge effectiveness, both at inception and at least quarterly thereafter, to determine whether the financial instruments that are used in hedging transactions are effective at offsetting changes in the cash flows or fair value of the related underlying exposures. A cash flow hedge requires that the change in the fair value of a derivative instrument be recognized in other comprehensive income, a component of shareholders’ equity, and reclassified into earnings in the same period or periods during which the hedged transaction affects earnings and is presented in the same income statement line item as the earnings effect of the hedged item.

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 17.  Derivative Financial Instruments (continued)

Certain of our derivative instruments contain provisions that require the current credit relationship between us and our counterparty to be maintained throughout the term of the derivative instruments. If that credit relationship changes, certain provisions could be triggered, and the counterparty could request immediate collateralization of derivative instruments in net liability position above a certain threshold. There are derivative instruments with a credit-risk-related contingent feature that are in a liability position on September 28, 2018, however they are immaterial to our financial condition and results of operation. As of September 28, 2018, no triggering event has occurred and thus we are not required to post collateral. If the credit-risk-related contingent features underlying these agreements were triggered on September 28, 2018, we would not be required to post collateral to the counterparty, because the collateralization threshold has not been met.

Derivative instruments are disclosed on a gross basis. There are various rights of setoff associated with our derivative instruments that are subject to an enforceable master netting arrangement or similar agreements. Although various rights of setoff and master netting arrangements or similar agreements may exist with the individual counterparties, individually, these financial rights are not material.
 
Foreign Currency Hedges
 
We are exposed to fluctuations in currency exchange rates against the U.S. dollar on our results of operations and financial condition, and we mitigate that exposure by entering into foreign currency forward contracts. Certain of our subsidiaries periodically enter into foreign currency forward contracts in order to hedge portions of forecasted sales or cost of sales denominated in foreign currencies, which generally mature within one year. Our foreign currency hedges were entered into for the purpose of hedging portions of our 2018 and 2019 foreign currency exposure.
 
The foreign currency forward contracts qualifying as cash flow hedges were designated as single-purpose cash flow hedges of forecasted cash flows. 
 
We had the following outstanding foreign currency forward contracts as of September 28, 2018 (in millions):
 
Foreign currency contracts qualifying as cash flow hedges:
 
Notional amount
Euro
 
EUR
 
74.7

British pound
 
GBP
 
1.9

Japanese yen
 
JPY
 
230.8

Philippine peso
 
PHP
 
1.5

Korean won
 
KRW
 
6,232.5



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17.  Derivative Financial Instruments (continued)

Interest Rate Contracts
 
We are exposed to fluctuations in variable interest rates on our results of operations and financial condition and we mitigate that exposure by entering into interest rate swaps. We entered into interest rate swaps in order to hedge the risk of the fluctuation on future interest payments related to our variable rate LIBOR-based borrowings through 2028.

Gains or losses on interest rate swaps are recorded in other comprehensive income and will be subsequently reclassified into earnings as interest expense as the interest expense on debt is recognized in earnings. At September 28, 2018, the notional value of interest rate contracts outstanding was $400 million, $200 million maturing in 2024 and the remaining $200 million maturing in 2028. Refer to Note 12, “Long-Term Debt and Capital Lease Obligations.

The following table reflects the fair values of derivative instruments, which are designated as level 2 in the fair value hierarchy, as of September 28, 2018 and December 29, 2017 (U.S. dollars in millions):
 
Derivatives designated as hedging instruments (1)
 
Foreign exchange contracts
 
Interest rate swaps
 
Total
Balance Sheet location:
September 28,
2018 (2)
 
December 29,
2017
 
September 28,
2018
 
December 29,
2017
 
September 28,
2018
 
December 29,
2017
Asset derivatives:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets
$
2.8

 
$

 
$

 
$

 
$
2.8

 
$

Other long-term receivables

 

 
2.2

 

 
2.2

 

Total asset derivatives
$
2.8

 
$


$
2.2

 
$

 
$
5.0

 
$

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Liability derivatives:
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 


 
 
Accounts payable and accrued expenses
$

 
$
1.4

 
$

 
$

 
$

 
$
1.4

Other long-term liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

Total liability derivatives
$

 
$
1.4

 
$

 
$

 
$

 
$
1.4


(1) See Note 18, "Fair Value Measurements", for fair value disclosures.
(2) We expect that $2.8 million of the net fair value of hedges recognized as a net gain in accumulated other comprehensive income ("AOCI") will be transferred to earnings during the next 12 months and the remaining net gain of $2.2 million over a period of 10 years, along with the earnings effect of the related forecasted transactions.


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17.  Derivative Financial Instruments (continued)

The following table reflects the effect of derivative instruments on the Consolidated Statements of Operations for the quarters and nine months ended September 28, 2018 and September 29, 2017 (U.S. dollars in millions):
 
 
Derivatives in effective cash flow
hedging relationships
Amount of gain (loss) recognized in other
comprehensive income on derivatives
(effective portion)
 
Location of (loss) income
reclassified
from AOCI into
income (effective
portion)
Amount of (loss) income reclassified from
AOCI into income (effective portion)
 
Quarter ended
 
 
Quarter ended
 
September 28,
2018
 
September 29,
2017
 
 
September 28,
2018
 
September 29,
2017
Foreign exchange
contracts
$
(0.6
)
 
$
(0.3
)
 
Net sales
$
1.9

 
$
(1.5
)
Foreign exchange
contracts

 

 
Cost of products sold
(0.2
)
 
0.1

Interest rate swaps
4.1

 

 
Interest expense
(0.8
)
 

Total
$
3.5

 
$
(0.3
)
 
 
$
0.9

 
$
(1.4
)