10-K 1 jjsf_10k-092411.htm ANNUAL REPORT jjsf_10k-092411.htm


UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 10-K

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ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934 FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED SEPTEMBER 24, 2011

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TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15 (d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934 FOR THE TRANSITION PERIOD FROM               TO

Commission File No. 0-14616

J & J SNACK FOODS CORP.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
 New Jersey    22-1935537
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)    (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
     
 6000 Central Highway     
 Pennsauken, New Jersey   08109
 (Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)
 
Registrant's telephone number, including area code:  (856) 665-9533

Securities Registered Pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
 
Title of Each Class   Name of Each Exchange on Which Registered
 Common Stock, no par value     The NASDAQ Global Select Exchange
 
Securities Registered Pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act: None

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act.  Yes ___  No    X  
 
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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 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   X    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   X    No ___ 

Indicate by check mark if disclosure of delinquent filers pursuant to Item 405 of Regulation S-K (229.405 of this chapter) is not con­tained herein, and will not be contained, to the best of Registrant's knowledge, in definitive proxy or information statements incorporated by reference in Part III of this Form 10-K or any amendment to this Form 10-K.    X  

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As of November 25, 2011, the latest practicable date, 18,734,376 shares of the Registrant’s common stock were issued and outstanding.  The aggregate market value of shares held by non-affiliates of the Registrant on such date was $674,816,674 based on the last sale price on March 25, 2011 of $45.91 per share.  March 25, 2011 was the last business day of the registrant’s most recently completed second fiscal quarter.

DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE

Portions of the registrant’s definitive proxy statement for its Annual Meeting of Shareholders scheduled for February 8, 2012 are incorporated by reference into Part III of this report.
 


 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
J & J SNACK FOODS CORP.
2011 FORM 10-K ANNUAL REPORT

TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
    Page
PART I
     
Item 1
Business
1
Item 1A
Risk Factors
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Item 1B
Unresolved Staff Comments
8
Item 2
Properties
9
Item 3
Legal Proceedings
10
Item 4
[Removed and reserved]
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PART II
     
Item 5
Market For Registrant’s Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters And Issuer Purchases Of Equity Securities
11
Item 6
Selected Financial Data
12
Item 7
Management’s Discussion And Analysis Of Financial Condition And Results Of Operations
13
Item 7A
Quantitative And Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk
23
Item 8
Financial Statements And Supplementary Data
24
Item 9
Changes In And Disagreements With Accountants On Accounting And Financial Disclosure
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Item 9A
Controls and Procedures
24
Item 9B
Other Information
25
     
PART III
     
Item 10
Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance
25
Item 11
Executive Compensation
26
Item 12
Security Ownership Of Certain Beneficial Owners And Management And Related Stockholder Matters
26
Item 13
Certain Relationships And Related Transactions, and Director Independence
27
Item 14
Principal Accountant Fees and Services
27
     
PART IV
     
Item 15
Exhibits, Financial Statement Schedules
27
 
In addition to historical information, this document and analysis contains forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained herein are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements.  Important factors that might cause such a difference include, but are not limited to, those discussed in the “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.”  Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which reflect management’s analysis only as of the date hereof.  We undertake no obligation to publicly revise or update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that arise after the date hereof.
 
 
 

 

Part I

Item 1.
Business

General

J & J Snack Foods Corp. (the “Company” or “J & J”) manufactures nutritional snack foods and distributes frozen beverages which it markets nationally to the food service and retail supermarket industries.  The Company’s principal snack food products are soft pretzels marketed primarily under the brand name SUPERPRETZEL and frozen juice treats and desserts marketed primarily under the LUIGI’S, FRUIT–A-FREEZE, WHOLE FRUIT, ICEE, BARQ’S* and MINUTE MAID** brand names.  J & J believes it is the largest manufacturer of soft pretzels in the United States, Mexico and Canada.  Other snack food products include churros (an Hispanic pastry), funnel cake, dough enrobed handheld products and bakery products. The Company’s principal frozen beverage products are the ICEE brand frozen carbonated beverage and the SLUSH PUPPIE brand frozen uncarbonated beverage.

The Company’s Food Service and Frozen Beverages sales are made primarily to food service customers including snack bar and food stand locations in leading chain, department, discount, warehouse club and convenience stores; malls and shopping centers; fast food outlets; stadiums and sports arenas; leisure and theme parks; movie theatres; independent retailers; and schools, colleges and other institutions.  The Company’s retail supermarket customers are primarily supermarket chains.
 
The Company was incorporated in 1971 under the laws of the State of New Jersey.

The Company has made acquisitions in 2011 and in prior years as described in “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and our consolidated financial statements and related notes thereto.

The Company operates in three business segments: Food Service, Retail Supermarkets and Frozen Beverages.  These segments are described below.

The Chief Operating Decision Maker for Food Service and Retail Supermarkets and the Chief Operating Decision Maker for Frozen Beverages monthly review detailed operating income statements and sales reports in order to assess performance and allocate resources to each individual segment.  Sales is considered to be the one and only key variable monitored by the Chief Operating Decision Makers and management when determining each segment’s and the company’s financial condition and operating performance.  In addition, the Chief Operating Decision Makers review and evaluate depreciation, capital spending and assets of each segment on a quarterly basis to monitor cash flow and asset needs of each segment (see Item 7 – Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations and Item 8 – Financial Statements and Supplementary Data for financial information about segments).

Food Service

The primary products sold by the food service segment are soft pretzels, frozen juice treats and desserts, churros, dough enrobed handheld products and baked goods.  Our customers in the food service segment include snack bars and food stands in chain, department and discount stores; malls and shopping centers; fast food outlets; stadiums and sports arenas; leisure and theme parks; convenience stores; movie theatres; warehouse club stores; schools, colleges and other institutions.  Within the food service industry, our products are purchased by the consumer primarily for consumption at the point-of-sale.
 
Retail Supermarkets

The primary products sold to the retail supermarket channel are soft pretzel products – including SUPERPRETZEL, frozen juice treats and desserts including LUIGI’S Real Italian Ice, MINUTE MAID Juice Bars and Soft Frozen Lemonade, WHOLE FRUIT frozen fruit bars and sorbet, ICEE Squeeze-Up Tubes, dough enrobed handheld products including PATIO burritos, TIO PEPE’S Churros and CALIFORNIA CHURROS.  Within the retail supermarket channel, our frozen and prepackaged products are purchased by the consumer for consumption at home.
 

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BARQ’S is a registered trademark of Barq’s Inc.
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MINUTE MAID is a registered trademark of the Coca-Cola Company
 
 
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Frozen Beverages

We sell frozen beverages to the food service industry primarily under the names ICEE, SLUSH PUPPIE, PARROT ICE and ARCTIC BLAST in the United States, Mexico and Canada.  We also provide repair and maintenance service to customers for customers’ owned equipment.

Products

Soft Pretzels

The Company’s soft pretzels are sold under many brand names; some of which are: SUPERPRETZEL, PRETZEL FILLERS, PRETZELFILS, GOURMET TWISTS, MR. TWISTER, SOFT PRETZEL BITES, SOFTSTIX, SOFT PRETZEL BUNS, HOT KNOTS, DUTCH TWIST, TEXAS TWIST, SANDWICH TWIST, CINNAPRETZEL* and SERIOUSLY TWISTED!; and, to a lesser extent, under private labels.

Soft pretzels are sold in the Food Service and Retail Supermarket segments. Soft pretzel sales amounted to 18% of the Company’s revenue in fiscal year 2011, 19% in 2010, and 20% in 2009.

The Company’s soft pretzels qualify under USDA regulations as the nutritional equivalent of bread for purposes of the USDA school lunch program, thereby enabling a participating school to obtain partial reimbursement of the cost of the Company’s soft pretzels from the USDA.
 
The Company’s soft pretzels are manufactured according to a proprietary formula.  Soft pretzels, ranging in size from one to ten ounces in weight, are shaped and formed by the Company’s twister machines.  These soft pretzel tying machines are automated, high-speed machines for twisting dough into the traditional pretzel shape. Additionally, we make soft pretzels which are extruded or shaped by hand.  Soft pretzels, after processing, are primarily quick-frozen in either raw or baked form and packaged for delivery.

The Company’s principal marketing program in the Food Service segment includes supplying ovens, mobile merchandisers, display cases, warmers and similar merchandising equipment to the retailer to prepare and promote the sale of soft pretzels.  Some of this equipment is proprietary, including combination warmer and display cases that reconstitute frozen soft pretzels while displaying them, thus eliminating the need for an oven. The Company retains ownership of the equipment placed in customer locations, and as a result, customers are not required to make an investment in equipment.

Frozen Juice Treats and Desserts

The Company’s frozen juice treats and desserts are marketed primarily under the LUIGI’S, FRUIT-A-FREEZE, WHOLE FRUIT, ICEE, BARQ’S and MINUTE MAID brand names. Frozen juice treats and desserts are sold in the Food Service and Retail Supermarkets segments. Frozen juice treats and dessert sales were 14% of the Company’s revenue in 2011, 14% in fiscal year 2010 and 13% in 2009.

The Company’s school food service MINUTE MAID and WHOLE FRUIT frozen juice fruit bars are manufactured from an apple or pear juice base to which water, sweeteners, coloring (in some cases) and flavorings are added.  The juice bars contain two to three ounces of apple or pear juice and the minimum daily requirement of vitamin C, and qualify as reimbursable items under the USDA school lunch program.  The juice bars are produced in various flavors and are packaged in a sealed push-up paper container referred to as the Milliken M-pak, which the Company believes has certain sanitary and safety advantages.

The balance of the Company’s frozen juice treats and desserts products are manufactured from water, sweeteners and fruit juice concentrates in various flavors and packaging including cups, tubes, sticks, M-paks, pints and tubs.  Several of the products contain ice cream and FRUIT-A-FREEZE and WHOLE FRUIT contain pieces of fruit.
 

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CINNAPRETZEL is a registered trademark of Cinnabon, Inc.

 
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Churros

The Company’s churros are sold primarily under the LA CHURROS, TIO PEPE’S and CALIFORNIA CHURROS brand names. Churros are sold to the Food Service and Retail Supermarkets segments. Churro sales were 6% of the Company’s sales in fiscal year 2011, 5% in 2010 and 5% in 2009.  Churros are Hispanic pastries in stick form which the Company produces in several sizes according to a proprietary formula.  The churros are deep fried, frozen and packaged.  At food service point-of-sale they are reheated and topped with a cinnamon sugar mixture.  The Company also sells fruit and crème-filled churros.  The
Company supplies churro merchandising equipment similar to that used for its soft pretzels.

Handheld Products

The Company's dough enrobed handheld products are marketed under the PATIO, HAND FULLS, HOLLY RIDGE BAKERY, VILLA TALIANO, TOP PICKS brand names and under private labels.  Handheld products are sold to the Food Service and Retail Supermarket segments.   Handheld product sales amounted to 2% of the Company's sales in 2011.
 
Bakery Products

The Company’s bakery products are marketed under the MRS. GOODCOOKIE, READI-BAKE, COUNTRY HOME, MARY B’S, DADDY RAY’S and PRETZEL COOKIE brand names, and under private labels.  Bakery products include primarily biscuits, fig and fruit bars, cookies, muffins and donuts.  Bakery products are sold to the Food Service segment.  Bakery products sales amounted to 32% of the Company’s sales in fiscal year 2011, 34% in 2010 and 35% in 2009.

Frozen Beverages

The Company markets frozen beverages primarily under the names ICEE, SLUSH PUPPIE, PARROT ICE and ARCTIC BLAST in the United States, Mexico and Canada.  Additional frozen beverages are JAVA FREEZE and CALIFORNIA NATURAL.  Frozen beverages are sold in the Frozen Beverages segment.
 
Frozen beverage sales amounted to 18% of revenue in fiscal 2011, 18% in 2010 and 17% in 2009.
 
Under the Company’s principal marketing program for frozen carbonated beverages, it installs frozen beverage dispensers for its ICEE and ARCTIC BLAST brands at customer locations and thereafter services the machines, arranges to supply customers with ingredients required for production of the frozen beverages, and supports customer retail sales efforts with in-store promotions and point-of-sale materials.  In most cases, the Company retains ownership of its dispensers, and as a result, customers are not required to make an investment in equipment or arrange for the ingredients and supplies necessary to produce and market the frozen beverages.  The Company also provides repair and maintenance service to customers for customers’ owned equipment and sells equipment in its Frozen Beverages segment, revenue from which amounted to 7% of sales in 2011, 8% of sales in 2010 and 8% of the Company’s sales in fiscal year 2009.  The Company sells frozen uncarbonated beverages under the SLUSH PUPPIE and PARROT ICE brands through a distributor network and through its own distribution network.
 
Each new frozen carbonated customer location requires a frozen beverage dispenser supplied by the Company or by the customer.  Company-supplied frozen carbonated dispensers are purchased from outside vendors, built new or rebuilt by the Company.
 
The Company provides managed service and/or products to approximately 82,000 Company-owned and customer-owned dispensers.
 
The Company has the rights to market and distribute frozen beverages under the name ICEE to the entire continental United States (except for portions of nine states) as well as internationally.
 
 
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Other Products

Other products sold by the Company include soft drinks, funnel cakes sold under the FUNNEL CAKE FACTORY brand name and smaller amounts of various other food products.  These products are sold in the Food Service and Frozen Beverages segments.
 
Customers

The Company sells its products to two principal channels: food service and retail supermarkets. The primary products sold to the food service channel are soft pretzels, frozen beverages, frozen juice treats and desserts, churros, dough enrobed handheld products and baked goods.  The primary products sold to the retail supermarket channel are soft pretzels, frozen juice treats and desserts and dough enrobed handheld products.
 
We have several large customers that account for a significant portion of our sales. Our top ten customers accounted for 43%, 42% and 43% of our sales during fiscal years 2011, 2010 and 2009, respectively, with our largest customer accounting for 8% of our sales in 2011, 8% in 2010 and 9% in 2009. Three of the ten customers are food distributors who sell our product to many end users.  The loss of one or more of our large customers could adversely affect our results of operations. These customers typically do not enter into long-term contracts and make purchase decisions based on a combination of price, product quality, consumer demand and customer service performance.  If our sales to one or more of these customers are reduced, this reduction may adversely affect our business.  If receivables from one or more of these customers become uncollectible, our operating income would be adversely impacted.

The Food Service and the Frozen Beverages segments sell primarily to food service channels.  The Retail Supermarkets segment sells to the retail supermarket channel.

The Company’s customers in the food service segment include snack bars and food stands in chain, department and mass merchandising stores, malls and shopping centers, fast food outlets, stadiums and sports arenas, leisure and theme parks, convenience stores, movie theatres, warehouse club stores, schools, colleges and other institutions, and independent retailers.  Machines and machine parts are sold to other food and beverage companies.  Within the food service industry, the Company’s products are purchased by the consumer primarily for consumption at the point-of-sale.
 
The Company sells its products to an estimated 85-90% of supermarkets in the United States.  Products sold to retail supermarket customers are primarily soft pretzel products, including SUPERPRETZEL, frozen juice treats and desserts including LUIGI’S Real Italian Ice, MINUTE MAID Juice Bars and Soft Frozen Lemonade, WHOLE FRUIT frozen fruit bars, WHOLE FRUIT Sorbet, MARY B’S biscuits and dumplings, DADDY RAY’S fig and fruit bars, ICEE Squeeze-Up Tubes, PATIO burritos and TIO PEPE’S Churros.  Within the retail supermarket industry, the Company’s frozen and prepackaged products are purchased by the consumer for consumption at home.

Marketing and Distribution

The Company has developed a national marketing program for its products.  For Food Service and Frozen Beverages segments’ customers, this marketing program includes providing ovens, mobile merchandisers, display cases, warmers, frozen beverage dispensers and other merchandising equipment for the individual customer’s requirements and point-of-sale materials as well as participating in trade shows and in-store demonstrations.  The Company’s ongoing
advertising and promotional campaigns for its Retail Supermarket segment’s products include trade shows, newspaper advertisements with coupons, in-store demonstrations and consumer advertising campaigns.

The Company develops and introduces new products on a routine basis.  The Company evaluates the success of new product introductions on the basis of sales levels, which are reviewed no less frequently than monthly by the Company’s Chief Operating Decision Makers.

The Company’s products are sold through a network of about 200 food brokers and over 1,000 independent sales distributors and the Company’s own direct sales force.  For its snack food products, the Company maintains warehouse and distribution facilities in Pennsauken, Bellmawr and Bridgeport, New Jersey; Vernon (Los Angeles) and Colton, California; Scranton, Pittsburgh, Hatfield and Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Carrollton (Dallas), Texas; Atlanta, Georgia; Moscow Mills (St. Louis), Missouri; Pensacola, Florida;  Solon, Ohio; Weston, Oregon; and Holly Ridge, North Carolina.  Frozen beverages are distributed from 134 Company managed warehouse and distribution facilities located in 44 states, Mexico and Canada, which allow the Company to directly service its customers in the surrounding areas.  The Company’s products are shipped in refrigerated and other vehicles from the Company’s manufacturing and warehouse facilities on a fleet of Company operated tractor-trailers, trucks and vans, as well as by independent carriers.
 
 
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Seasonality

The Company’s sales are seasonal because frozen beverage sales and frozen juice treats and desserts sales are generally higher during the warmer months.

Trademarks and Patents

The Company has numerous trademarks, the most important of which are SUPERPRETZEL, DUTCH TWIST, TEXAS TWIST, MR. TWISTER, SOFT PRETZEL BITES, SOFTSTIX, PRETZEL FILLERS and PRETZELFILS for its pretzel products; FROSTAR, SHAPE-UPS, MAMA TISH’S, FRUIT-A-FREEZE, WHOLE FRUIT and LUIGI’S for its frozen juice treats and desserts; TIO PEPE’S and CALIFORNIA CHURROS for its churros; ARCTIC BLAST, SLUSH PUPPIE and PARROT ICE for its frozen beverages; FUNNEL CAKE FACTORY for its funnel cake products, PATIO for its handheld burritos and MRS. GOODCOOKIE, READI-BAKE, COUNTRY HOME, CAMDEN CREEK, MARY B’S and DADDY RAY’S for its bakery products.

The Company markets frozen beverages under the trademark ICEE in all of the continental United States, except for portions of nine states, and in Mexico and Canada. Additionally, the Company has the international rights to the trademark ICEE.

The trademarks, when renewed and continuously used, have an indefinite term and are considered important to the Company as a means of identifying its products.  The Company considers its trademarks important to the success of its business.

The Company has numerous patents related to the manufacturing and marketing of its product.

Supplies

The Company’s manufactured products are produced from raw materials which are readily available from numerous sources.  With the exception of the Company’s soft pretzel twisting equipment and funnel cake production equipment, which are made for J & J by independent third parties, and certain specialized packaging equipment, the Company’s manufacturing equipment is readily available from various sources.  Syrup for frozen beverages is purchased primarily from The Coca-Cola Company, Dr Pepper/Seven Up, Inc., the Pepsi Cola Company, and Jogue, Inc.  Cups, straws and lids are readily available from various suppliers.  Parts for frozen beverage dispensing machines are purchased from several sources.  Frozen beverage dispensers are purchased primarily from IMI Cornelius, Inc. and FBD Partnership.
 
Competition

Snack food and bakery products markets are highly competitive.  The Company’s principal products compete against similar and different food products manufactured and sold by numerous other companies, some of which are substantially larger and have greater resources than the Company.  As the soft pretzel, frozen juice treat and dessert, bakery products and related markets grow, additional competitors and new competing products may enter the markets.  Competitive factors in these markets include product quality, customer service, taste, price, identity and brand name awareness, method of distribution and sales promotions.

The Company believes it is the only national distributor of soft pretzels.  However, there are numerous regional and local manufacturers of food service and retail supermarket soft pretzels as well as several chains of retail pretzel stores.

In Frozen Beverages the Company competes directly with other frozen beverage companies.  These include several companies which have the right to use the ICEE name in portions of nine states.  There are many other regional frozen beverage competitors throughout the country and one large retail chain which uses its own frozen beverage brand.
 
 
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The Company competes with large soft drink manufacturers for counter and floor space for its frozen beverage dispensing machines at retail locations and with products which are more widely known than the ICEE, SLUSH PUPPIE, PARROT ICE and ARCTIC BLAST frozen beverages.

The Company competes with a number of other companies in the frozen juice treat and dessert and bakery products markets.
 
Risks Associated with Foreign Operations

Foreign operations generally involve greater risk than doing business in the United States.  Foreign economies differ favorably or unfavorably from the United States’ economy in such respects as the level of inflation and debt, which may result in fluctuations in the value of the country’s currency and real property.  Sales of our foreign operations were $18,025,000, $14,301,000 and $11,658,000 in fiscal years 2011, 2010 and 2009, respectively.  At September 24, 2011, the total assets of our foreign operations were approximately $13.7 million or 2.5% of total assets.  At September 25, 2010, the total assets of our foreign operations were approximately $10.4 million or 2% of total assets.

Employees

The Company has approximately 3,100 full and part time employees as of September 24, 2011.  Certain production and distribution employees at the Pennsauken and Bellmawr, New Jersey plants are covered by a collective bargaining agreement which expires in September 2013. Certain production and distribution employees at the Bridgeport, New Jersey plant are covered by a collective bargaining agreement which expires February 2, 2013.
 
The production employees at our Atlanta, Georgia, plant are covered by a collective bargaining agreement which expires in January 2015.
 
The production employees at our Weston, Oregon, plant are covered by a collective bargaining agreement which expires September 30, 2013.
 
The Company considers its employee relations to be good.

Available Information

The Company’s internet address is www.jjsnack.com.  On the investor relations section of its website, the Company provides free access to its annual report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K and any amendments to these reports, as soon as reasonably practicable after such material is electronically filed with, or furnished to, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”).  The information on the website listed above is not and should not be considered part of this annual report on Form 10-K and is not incorporated by reference in this document.
 
Item 1A.
Risk Factors

You should carefully consider the risks described below, together with all of the other information included in this report, in considering our business and prospects. The risks and uncertainties described below are not the only ones facing us. Additional risks and uncertainties not presently known to us or that we currently deem insignificant may also impair our business operations. Following is a discussion of known potentially significant risks which could result in harm to our business, financial condition or results of operations.

Risks of Shortages or Increased Cost of Raw Materials
 
We are exposed to the market risks arising from adverse changes in commodity prices, affecting the cost of our raw materials and energy. The raw materials and energy which we use for the production and distribution of our products are largely commodities that are subject to price volatility and fluctuations in availability caused by changes in global supply and demand, weather conditions, agricultural uncertainty or governmental controls. We purchase these materials and energy mainly in the open market. If commodity price changes result in increases in raw materials and energy costs, we may not be able to increase our prices to offset these increased costs without suffering reduced volume, revenue and operating income.
 
 
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General Risks of the Food Industry

Food processors are subject to the risks of adverse changes in general economic conditions; evolving consumer preferences and nutritional and health-related concerns; changes in food distribution channels; federal, state and local food processing controls or other mandates; consumer product liability claims; and risks of product tampering.  The increased buying power of large supermarket chains, other retail outlets and wholesale food vendors could result in greater resistance to price increases and could alter the pattern of customer inventory levels and access to shelf space.
 
Environmental Risks

The disposal of solid and liquid waste material resulting from the preparation and processing of foods are subject to various federal, state and local laws and regulations relating to the protection of the environment.  Such laws and regulations have an important effect on the food processing industry as a whole, requiring substantially all firms in the industry to incur material expenditures for modification of existing processing facilities and for construction of upgraded or new waste treatment facilities.

We cannot predict what environmental legislation or regulations will be enacted in the future, how existing or future laws or regulations will be administered or interpreted or what environmental conditions may be found to exist.  Enactment of more stringent laws or regulations or more strict interpretation of existing laws and regulations may require additional expenditures by us, some of which could be material.

Risks Resulting from Several Large Customers

We have several large customers that account for a significant portion of our sales. Our top ten customers accounted for 43%, 42% and 43% of our sales during fiscal years 2011, 2010 and 2009, respectively, with our largest customer accounting for 8% of our sales in 2011, 8% in 2010 and 9% in 2009. Three of the ten customers are food distributors who sell our product to many end users.  The loss of one or more of our large customers could adversely affect our results of operations. These customers typically do not enter into long-term contracts and make purchase decisions based on a combination of price, product quality, consumer demand and customer service performance.  If our sales to one or more of these customers are reduced, this reduction may adversely affect our business.  If receivables from one or more of these customers become uncollectible, our operating income would be adversely impacted.

Competition

Our businesses operate in highly competitive markets. We compete against national and regional manufacturers and distributors on the basis of price, quality, product variety and effective distribution.  Many of our major competitors in the market are larger and have greater financial and marketing resources than we do. Increased competition and anticipated actions by our competitors could lead to downward pressure on prices and/or a decline in our market share, either of which could adversely affect our results. See “Competition” in Item 1 for more information about our competitors.
 
Risks Relating to Manufacturing
 
Our ability to purchase, manufacture and distribute products is critical to our success. Damage or disruption to our manufacturing or distribution capabilities due to weather, natural disaster, fire or explosion, terrorism, pandemic, political upheaval, strikes or other reasons could impair our ability to manufacture or distribute our products.
 
 
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Our Certificate of Incorporation may inhibit a change in control that you may favor

Our Certificate of Incorporation contains provisions that may delay, deter or inhibit a future acquisition of J & J Snack Foods Corp. not approved by our Board of Directors. This could occur even if our shareholders are offered an attractive value for their shares or if a substantial number or even a majority of our shareholders believe the takeover is in their best interest. These provisions are intended to encourage any person interested in acquiring us to negotiate with and obtain the approval of our Board of Directors in connection with the transaction. Provisions that could delay, deter or inhibit a future acquisition include the following:

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a classified Board of Directors;
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the requirement that our shareholders may only remove Directors for cause;
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limitations on share holdings and voting of certain persons;
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special Director voting rights; and
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the ability of the Board of Directors to consider the interests of various constituencies, including our employees, customers, suppliers, creditors and the local communities in which we operate.

Risks Relating to the Control by Gerald B. Shreiber

Gerald B. Shreiber is the founder of the Company and the current beneficial owner of 21% of its outstanding stock.  Our Certificate of Incorporation provides that he has three votes on the Board of Directors (subject to certain adjustments).  Therefore, he and one other director have voting control of the Board.  The performance of this Company is greatly impacted by his leadership and decisions.  His voting control reduces the restrictions on his actions.  His retirement, disability or death may have a significant impact on our future operations.
 
Risk Related to Product Changes

There are risks in the marketplace related to trade and consumer acceptance of product improvements, packing initiatives and new product introductions.

Risks Related to Change in the Business

Our ability to successfully manage changes to our business processes, including selling, distribution, product capacity, information management systems and the integration of acquisitions, will directly affect our results of operations.

Risks Associated with Foreign Operations

Foreign operations generally involve greater risk than doing business in the United States.  Foreign economies differ favorably or unfavorably from the United States’ economy in such respects as the level of inflation and debt, which may result in fluctuations in the value of the country’s currency and real property.  Further, there may be less government regulation in various countries, and difficulty in enforcing legal rights outside the United States.  Additionally, in some foreign countries, there is the possibility of expropriation or confiscatory taxation limitations on the removal of property or other assets, political or social instability or diplomatic developments which could affect the operations and assets of U.S. companies doing business in that country.  Sales of our foreign operations were $18,025,000, $14,301,000 and $11,658,000 in fiscal years 2011, 2010 and 2009, respectively.  At September 24, 2011, the total assets of our foreign operations were approximately $13.7 million or   2.5% of total assets.  At September 25, 2010, the total assets of our foreign operations were approximately $10.4 million or 2% of total assets.
 
Seasonality and Quarterly Fluctuations

Our sales are affected by the seasonal demand for our products.  Demand is greater during the summer months primarily as a result of the warm weather demand for our ICEE and frozen juice treats and desserts products.  Because of seasonal fluctuations, there can be no assurance that the results of any particular quarter will be indicative of results for the full year or for future years.

Item 1B.
Unresolved Staff Comments

We have no unresolved SEC staff comments to report.
 
 
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Item 2.
Properties

The Company’s primary east coast manufacturing facility is located in Pennsauken, New Jersey in a 70,000 square foot building on a two-acre lot.  Soft pretzels are manufactured at this Company-owned facility which also serves as the Company’s corporate headquarters. This facility operates at approximately 60% of capacity. The Company owns a 128,000 square foot building adjacent to its manufacturing facility in Pennsauken, New Jersey.  The Company has constructed a large freezer within this facility for warehousing and distribution purposes.  The warehouse has a utilization rate of 80-90% depending on product demand.  The Company also leases, through January 2022, 52,000 square feet of office and warehouse space located next to the Pennsauken, New Jersey plant.

The Company owns a 150,000 square foot building on eight acres in Bellmawr, New Jersey.  The facility is used by the Company to manufacture some of its products including funnel cake, pretzels, churros and cookies. The facility operates at about 75% of capacity.

The Company’s primary west coast manufacturing facility is located in Vernon (Los Angeles), California.  It consists of a 137,000 square foot facility in which soft pretzels, churros and various lines of baked goods are produced and warehoused.  Included in the 137,000 square foot facility is a 30,000 square foot freezer used for warehousing and distribution purposes which was constructed in 1996.  The facility is leased through November 2030.  The Company leases an additional 80,000 square feet of office and warehouse space, adjacent to its manufacturing facility, through November 2030.  The manufacturing facility operates at approximately 50% of capacity.
 
The Company leases through June 2015 a 45,000 square foot churros manufacturing facility located in Colton, California which operates at approximately 65% of capacity.

The Company leases through November 2017 a 25,000 square foot frozen juice treat and dessert manufacturing facility located in Norwalk (Los Angeles), California which operates at approximately 45% of capacity.
 
The Company leases an 85,000 square foot bakery manufacturing facility located in Atlanta, Georgia.  The lease runs through December 2020.  The facility operates at about 50% of capacity.

The Company owns a 46,000 square foot frozen juice treat and dessert manufacturing facility and a 42,000 square foot dry storage warehouse located on six acres in Scranton, Pennsylvania.  The manufacturing facility, which was expanded from 26,000 square feet in 1998, operates at approximately 65% of capacity.

The Company leases a 29,600 square foot soft pretzel manufacturing facility located in Hatfield, Pennsylvania.  The lease runs through June 2017.  The facility operates at approximately 65% of capacity.

The Company leases a 19,200 square foot soft pretzel manufacturing facility located in Carrollton, Texas.  The lease runs through April 2016.  The facility operates at near capacity with an additional line to be added early in fiscal year 2012. The Company leases an additional property containing a 6,500 square foot storage freezer across the street from the manufacturing facility, which lease expires May 2016.

The Company leases an 18,000 square foot soft pretzel manufacturing facility located in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.  The lease runs through September 2013 with options to extend the term.  The facility operates at approximately 60% of capacity.

The Company’s fresh bakery products manufacturing facility and offices are located in Bridgeport, New Jersey in three buildings totaling 133,000 square feet.  The buildings are leased through December 2015.  The manufacturing facility operates at approximately 45% of capacity.
 
The Company owns a 65,000 square foot fig and fruit bar manufacturing facility located on 9-1/2 acres in Moscow Mills (St. Louis), Missouri.  Upon completion of construction that is in progress and that we expect to be completed in the second fiscal quarter of 2012, the facility will increase to approximately 155,000 square feet.  The facility operates at about 60% of capacity.
 
 
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The Company leases a building in Pensacola, Florida for the manufacturing, packing and warehousing of dumplings.  The building is approximately 14,000 square feet and the lease runs through December 2013. The manufacturing facility operates at approximately 75% of capacity.

The Company owns an 84,000 square foot handheld products manufacturing facility in Holly Ridge, North Carolina, which operates at about 35% of capacity.

The Company leases a 70,000 square foot handheld products manufacturing facility in Weston, Oregon, which operates at about 25% of capacity.  The facility is leased through May 13, 2021.

The Company also leases approximately 136 warehouse and distribution facilities in 44 states, Mexico and Canada.

Item 3. 
Legal Proceedings

The Company has no material pending legal proceedings, other than ordinary routine litigation incidental to the business, to which the Company or any of its subsidiaries is a party or of which any of their property is subject.

Item 4. 
[Removed and reserved]

 
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PART II

Item 5.
Market For Registrant’s Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters And Issuer Purchases Of Equity Securities

The Company’s common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “JJSF.”  The following table sets forth the high and low sale price quotations as reported by NASDAQ and dividend information for the common stock for each quarter of the years ended September 25, 2010 and September 24, 2011.
 
Common Stock Market Price
                   
               
Dividend
 
   
High
   
Low
   
Declared
 
                   
Fiscal 2010
                 
First quarter
  $ 44.00     $ 35.19     $ 0.1075  
Second quarter
    44.90       36.80       0.1075  
Third quarter
    48.51       42.56       0.1075  
Fourth quarter
    45.22       37.00       0.1075  
                         
Fiscal 2011
                       
First quarter
  $ 49.88     $ 41.27     $ 0.1175  
Second quarter
    50.25       41.91       0.1175  
Third quarter
    53.44       45.55       0.1175  
Fourth quarter
    55.58       43.25       0.1175  

As of November 25, 2011, there were about 7,950 beneficial shareholders.

In our fiscal year ended September 24, 2011, we did not purchase and retire any shares of our common stock. There remains 210,772 shares that can be purchased under a million share buyback authorization approved by the Company's Board of Directors in February 2008.
 
In our fiscal year ended September 25, 2010, we purchased and retired 203,507 shares of our common stock at a cost of $7,768,000.

In our fiscal year ended September 26, 2009, we purchased and retired 450,597 shares of our common stock at a cost of $12,510,000.  Of the shares purchased and retired in 2009, 400,000 shares were purchased at the purchase price of $27.90 per share from Gerald B. Shreiber, Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Company.
 
For information on the Company’s Equity Compensation Plans, please see Item 12 herein.
 
 
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Item 6. 
Selected Financial Data

The selected financial data for the last five years was derived from our audited consolidated financial statements.  The following selected financial data should be read in conjunction with “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and our consolidated financial statements and related notes thereto, especially as the information pertains to fiscal 2009, 2010 and 2011.
 
   
Fiscal year ended in September
 
   
(In thousands except per share data)
 
                               
   
2011
   
2010
   
2009
   
2008
   
2007
 
                               
Net Sales
  $ 744,071     $ 696,703     $ 653,047     $ 629,359     $ 568,901  
Net Earnings
  $ 55,063     $ 48,409     $ 41,312     $ 27,908     $ 32,112  
Total Assets
  $ 550,816     $ 483,994     $ 439,827     $ 408,408     $ 380,288  
Long-Term  Debt
  $ -     $ -     $ -     $ -     $ -  
Capital Lease
                                       
  Obligations
  $ 801     $ 863     $ 381     $ 474     $ 565  
Stockholders' Equity
  $ 432,388     $ 380,575     $ 342,844     $ 316,778     $ 295,582  
Common Share Data
                                       
Earnings Per Diluted
                                       
  Share
  $ 2.93     $ 2.59     $ 2.21     $ 1.47     $ 1.69  
Earnings Per Basic
                                       
  Share
  $ 2.95     $ 2.61     $ 2.23     $ 1.49     $ 1.72  
Book Value Per Share
  $ 23.09     $ 20.58     $ 18.51     $ 16.90     $ 15.80  
Common Shares Outstanding
                                       
  At Year End
    18,727       18,491       18,526       18,748       18,702  
Cash Dividends Declared
                                       
  Per Common Share
  $ 0.47     $ 0.43     $ 0.39     $ 0.37     $ 0.34  
 
 
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Item 7. 
Management’s Discussion And Analysis Of Financial Condition And Results Of Operations

In addition to historical information, this document and analysis contains forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained herein are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements.  Important factors that might cause such a difference include, but are not limited to, those discussed in the “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.”  Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which reflect management’s analysis only as of the date hereof.  We undertake no obligation to publicly revise or update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that arise after the date hereof.
 
Critical Accounting Policies, Judgments and Estimates

We prepare our financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.  The preparation of such financial statements requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosures of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of those financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period.  Actual results could differ from those estimates.

The Company discloses its significant accounting policies in the accompanying notes to its audited consolidated financial statements.

Judgments and estimates of uncertainties are required in applying the Company’s accounting policies in certain areas. Following are some of the areas requiring significant judgments and estimates: revenue recognition, accounts receivable, cash flow and valuation assumptions in performing asset impairment tests of long-lived assets, estimates of the value and useful lives of intangible assets and insurance reserves.

There are numerous critical assumptions that may influence accounting estimates in these and other areas.  We base our critical assumptions on historical experience, third-party data and various other estimates we believe to be reasonable. A description of the aforementioned policies follows:

Revenue Recognition - We recognize revenue from our products when the products are shipped to our customers.  Repair and maintenance equipment service revenue is recorded when it is performed provided the customer terms are that the customer is to be charged on a time and material basis or on a straight-line basis over the term of the contract when the customer has signed a service contract.  Revenue is recognized only where persuasive evidence of an arrangement exists, our price is fixed or estimable and collectability is reasonably assured. We record offsets to revenue for allowances, end-user pricing adjustments, trade spending, coupon redemption costs and returned product.  Customers generally do not have the right to return product unless it is damaged or defective.  Off-invoice allowances are deducted directly from the amount invoiced to our customer when our products are shipped to the customer. Offsets to revenue for allowances, end-user pricing adjustments and trade spending are recorded primarily as a reduction of accounts receivable based on our estimates of liability which are based on customer programs and historical experience. These offsets to revenue are based primarily on the quantity of product purchased over specific time periods.  For our Retail Supermarket and Frozen Beverages segments, we accrue for the liability based on products sold multiplied by per product offsets. Offsets to revenue for our Food Service segment are calculated in a similar manner for offsets owed to our direct customers; however, because shipments to end-users are unknown to us until reported by our direct customers or by the end-users, there is a greater degree of uncertainty as to the accuracy of the amounts accrued for end-user offsets.  Additional uncertainty may occur as customers take deductions when they make payments to us.  This creates complexities because our customers do not always provide reasons for the deductions taken.  Additionally, customers may take deductions to which they are not entitled and the length of time customers take deductions to which they are entitled can vary from two weeks to well over a year. Because of the aforementioned uncertainties, the process to determine these estimates requires judgment.  We feel that due to constant monitoring of the process, including but not limited to comparing actual results to estimates made on a monthly basis, these estimates are reasonable in all material respects.  Our recorded liability for allowances, end-user pricing adjustments and trade spending was approximately $12 million and $13 million at September 24, 2011 and September 25, 2010, respectively.
 
Accounts Receivable - We record accounts receivable at the time revenue is recognized. Bad debt expense is recorded in marketing and administrative expenses. The amount of the allowance for doubtful accounts is based on our estimate of the accounts receivable amount that is uncollectable. It is comprised of a general reserve based on historical experience and amounts for specific customers’ accounts receivable balances that we believe are at risk due to our knowledge of facts regarding the customer(s).  We continually monitor our estimate of the allowance for doubtful accounts and adjust it monthly. We usually have approximately 10 customers with accounts receivable balances of between $1 million to $10 million. Failure of these customers, and others with lesser balances, to pay us the amounts owed, could have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements.
 
 
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Accounts receivable due from any of our customers is subject to risk. Our total bad debt expense was $423,000, $493,000 and $492,000 for the fiscal years 2011, 2010 and 2009, respectively. At September 24, 2011 and September 25, 2010, our accounts receivables were $75,000,000 and $69,875,000 net of an allowance for doubtful accounts of $653,000 and $591,000.
 
Asset Impairment – We have two reporting units with goodwill totaling $70,070,000 as of September 24, 2011. Goodwill is not amortized but is evaluated annually by management for impairment.  Our impairment analysis for 2011 is a qualitative assessment in which we have considered historical net cash provided by operating activities and  purchases of property, plant and equipment, their relationship to the carrying value of goodwill, recent fair value calculations of our reporting units and our assessment of the likelihood, based on an assessment of what we know about our Company’s products and markets, costs and general economic conditions, that the relationship of cash flow to the carrying value of goodwill will change significantly in the foreseeable future. We have concluded that goodwill is not impaired. 
 
Licenses and rights, customer relationships and non compete agreements are being amortized by the straight-line method over periods ranging from 3 to 20 years and amortization expense is reflected throughout operating expenses.  Long-lived assets, including fixed assets and amortizing intangibles, are reviewed for impairment as events or changes in circumstances occur indicating that the carrying amount of the asset may not be recoverable.  Indefinite lived intangibles are reviewed annually for impairment. Cash flow and sales analyses are used to assess impairment. The estimates of future cash flows and sales involve considerable management judgment and are based upon assumptions about expected future operating performance.  Assumptions used in these forecasts are consistent with internal planning. The actual cash flows and sales could differ from management’s estimates due to changes in business conditions, operating performance, economic conditions, competition and consumer preferences. 

Useful Lives of Intangible Assets - Most of our trade names which have carrying value have been assigned an indefinite life and are not amortized because we plan to receive the benefit from them indefinitely.  If we decide to curtail or eliminate the use of any of the trade names or if sales that are generated from any particular trade name do not support the carrying value of the trade name, then we would record an impairment or assign an estimated useful life and amortize over the remaining useful life.  Rights such as prepaid licenses and non compete agreements are amortized over contractual periods.  The useful lives of customer relationships are based on the discounted cash flows expected to be received from sales to the customers adjusted for an attrition rate.  The loss of a major customer or declining sales in general could create an impairment charge.
 
Insurance Reserves - We have a self-insured medical plan which covers approximately 1,300 of our employees. We record a liability for incurred but not yet reported or paid claims based on our historical experience of claims payments and a calculated lag time period. We maintain a spreadsheet that includes claims payments made each month according to the date the claim was incurred. This enables us to have an historical record of claims incurred but not yet paid at any point in the past. We then compare our accrued liability to the more recent claims incurred but not yet paid amounts and adjust our recorded liability up or down accordingly. Our recorded liability at September 24, 2011 and September 25, 2010 was $1,427,000 and $1,106,000, respectively. Considering that we have stop loss coverage of $200,000 for each individual plan subscriber, the general consistency of claims payments and the short time lag, we believe that there is not a material exposure for this liability. Because of the foregoing, we do not engage a third party actuary to assist in this analysis.

We self-insure, up to loss limits, worker’s compensation and automobile liability claims. Accruals for claims under our self-insurance program are recorded on a claims-incurred basis. Under this program, the estimated liability for claims incurred but unpaid in fiscal years 2011 and 2010 was $1,100,000 and $2,200,000, respectively. Our total recorded liability for all years’ claims incurred but not yet paid was $5,700,000 and $7,300,000 at September 24, 2011 and September 25, 2010, respectively.  We estimate the liability based on total incurred claims and paid claims adjusting for loss development factors which account for the development of open claims over time. We estimate the amounts we expect to pay for some insurance years by multiplying incurred losses by a loss development factor which is based on insurance industry averages and the age of the incurred claims; our estimated liability is then the difference between the amounts we expect to pay and the amounts we have already paid for those years. Loss development factors that we use range from 1.0 to 2.0.  However, for some years, the estimated liability is the difference between the amounts we have already paid for that year and the maximum we could pay under the program in effect for that particular year because the calculated amount we expect to pay is higher than the maximum.  For other years, where there are few claims open, the estimated liability we record is the amount the insurance company has reserved for those claims. We evaluate our estimated liability on a continuing basis and adjust it accordingly. Due to the multi-year length of these insurance programs, there is exposure to claims coming in lower or higher than anticipated; however, due to constant monitoring and stop loss coverage of $350,000 on individual claims, we believe our exposure is not material. Because of the foregoing, we do not engage a third party actuary to assist in this analysis.  In connection with these self-insurance agreements, we customarily enter into letters of credit arrangements with our insurers. At each of September 24, 2011 and September 25, 2010, we had outstanding letters of credit totaling $8,175,000.
 
 
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Refer to Note A to the accompanying consolidated financial statements for additional information on our accounting policies.

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

Fiscal 2011 (52 weeks) Compared to Fiscal 2010 (52 weeks)

Net sales increased $47,368,000, or 7%, to $744,071,000 in fiscal 2011 from $696,703,000 in fiscal 2010.

Excluding sales from the acquisition of Parrot Ice in February 2010, California Churros in June 2010 and the frozen handheld business of ConAgra Foods in May 2011, sales increased 3% for the year.

We have three reportable segments, as disclosed in the accompanying notes to the consolidated financial statements: Food Service, Retail Supermarkets and Frozen Beverages.

The Chief Operating Decision Maker for Food Service and Retail Supermarkets and the Chief Operating Decision Maker for Frozen Beverages monthly review detailed operating income statements and sales reports in order to assess performance and allocate resources to each individual segment. Sales is considered to be the one and only key variable monitored by the Chief Operating Decision Makers and management when determining each segment’s and the company’s financial condition and operating performance.  In addition, the Chief Operating Decision Makers review and evaluate depreciation, capital spending and assets of each segment on a quarterly basis to monitor cash flow and asset needs of each segment.
 
 
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FOOD SERVICE

Sales to food service customers increased $25,756,000 or 6%, to $463,562,000 in fiscal 2011. Excluding sales from the acquisition of California Churros and handheld sales, food service sales increased 2% for the year. Soft pretzel sales to the food service market increased 3% to $103,943,000 for the year aided by increased sales to restaurant chains in the fourth quarter. Frozen juice bar and ices sales increased $2,467,000 or 5%, to $49,740,000 for the year primarily as the result of higher sales to school food service accounts.  Churro sales to food service customers increased 31% to $41,583,000 in 2011.  Without sales from California Churros, churro sales for the year would have been up about 2%.  Sales of bakery products, excluding biscuit and dumpling sales and fruit and fig bar sales, increased $9,190,000, or 5%, for the year due primarily to increased sales to private label customers and to school food service.  Biscuit and dumpling sales increased 4% to $34,774,000.  Sales of fig and fruit bars decreased 11% to $28,363,000 due primarily to lower sales across our customer base resulting from decreased demand.  Handheld sales to food service customers were $8,865,000 in 2011. Funnel cake and related funnel cake product sales decreased by $6,207,000 to $16,597,000 with sales to one customer down $9,570,000 or 75%. Sales of new products in the first twelve months since their introduction were approximately $12.5 million for the year. Price increases accounted for approximately $10.5 million of sales for the year and net volume increases, including new product sales as defined above and sales resulting from the acquisitions of California Churros and handheld sales, accounted for approximately $15.3 million of sales for the year. Operating income in our Food Service segment decreased from $50,220,000 in 2010 to $46,171,000 in 2011 primarily as a result of higher ingredients and packaging costs of about $16 million and increased freight and distribution costs caused by higher freight rates and the integration of the handhelds business, which were partially offset by the benefit of higher pricing.
 
RETAIL SUPERMARKETS

Sales of products to retail supermarkets increased $14,980,000 or 20% to $91,099,000 in fiscal year 2011.  Excluding handheld sales, sales increased 7% for the year.  Soft pretzel sales to retail supermarkets were $32,044,000 compared to $30,463,000 in 2010 on a unit volume increase of 2%.  Sales of frozen juices and ices increased $3,652,000 or 8% to $51,940,000 on a unit volume increase of 9%.  Coupon redemption costs, a reduction of sales, increased 13% or about $458,000 for the year.  Handheld sales to retail supermarket customers were $9,424,000 in 2011.  Sales of products in the first twelve months since their introduction were approximately $4.5 million in fiscal year 2011. Price increases accounted for approximately $3.1 million of sales for the year and net volume increases, including new product sales as defined above and handheld sales and net of decreased coupon costs, accounted for approximately $12.0 million of sales for the year. Operating income in our Retail Supermarkets segment increased from $11,281,000 in 2010 to $11,830,000 in 2011.  Operating income benefited by lower advertising expense of approximately $800,000 and higher volume and pricing, which was partially offset by higher product costs related to ingredient and packaging cost increases.

FROZEN BEVERAGES

Frozen beverage and related product sales increased 4% to $189,410,000 in fiscal 2011. Beverage sales alone increased 4% to $133,372,000 for the year with a 31% increase in sales in Mexico accounting for over 50% of the increase.  Domestic gallon sales were flat in our base ICEE business. Service revenue increased 5% to $42,608,000 for the year with increases and decreases spread across our customer base.  Sales of beverage machines, which tend to fluctuate from year to year while following no specific trend, decreased from $11,964,000 in 2010 to $11,362,000 in 2011.  The estimated number of Company owned frozen beverage dispensers was 40,800 and 38,600 at September 24, 2011 and September 25, 2010, respectively.  Operating income in our Frozen Beverage segment increased from $15,661,000 in 2010 to $18,582,000 in 2011 as a result of increased volume as discussed above and controlled expenses.  Higher gasoline costs of approximately $1.4 million impacted the year’s operating income.
 
CONSOLIDATED
 
Other than as commented upon above by segment, there are no material specific reasons for the reported sales increases or decreases.  Sales levels can be impacted by the appeal of our products to our customers and consumers and their changing tastes, competitive and pricing pressures, sales execution, marketing programs, seasonal weather, customer stability and general economic conditions.

Gross profit as a percentage of sales decreased to 30.88% in 2011 from 32.69% in 2010.  Higher ingredient and packaging costs compared to last year of approximately $18 million and the mid single digit gross profit margin of handheld sales were primarily responsible for the decreased gross profit percentage.  Ingredient and packaging costs can be extremely volatile and may be significantly different from what we are presently expecting and therefore we cannot project the impact of ingredient and packaging costs on our business going forward; however, there has been a very significant increase in the market cost of ingredient and packaging costs over the past eighteen months which we anticipate will result in higher costs over some portions of our fiscal year 2012.  The impact of these higher costs and increased costs in operational areas may result in lower net earnings in 2012 than in 2011.
 
 
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Total operating expenses increased $2,543,000 to $153,191,000 in fiscal 2011 but as a percentage of sales decreased a full percentage point to 21% of sales.  Marketing expenses decreased .86 percentage points to 9% of sales because of reduced advertising of $800,000 in our retail supermarket segment and controlled spending elsewhere.  Distribution expenses increased .24 percentage points to 8% of sales due to higher fuel costs and freight rates.  Administrative expenses decreased .18 percentage points and were 3% of sales in both years. Other general expense of $524,000 this year compared to other general expense of $2,087,000 in 2010.  Included in other general expense in 2010 is $1.6 million for an unclaimed property assessment and $577,000 of acquisition costs. Included in other general expense in 2011 is $546,000 of acquisition costs.

Operating income decreased $579,000 or 1% to $76,583,000 in fiscal year 2011 as a result of the aforementioned items.

Gain on the bargain purchase of a business of $6,580,000 in the third quarter resulted from the fair value of the identifiable assets acquired in the handhelds acquisition exceeding the purchase price.
 
Investment income decreased by $73,000 to $1,041,000 due to the general decline in the level of interest rates.

The effective income tax rate decreased 3.51 percentage points to 35% from 38% last year.  Adjusting out the effect of the gain on bargain purchase of a business, the effective tax rate in 2011 is 37%.

Net earnings increased $6,654,000 or 14%, in fiscal 2011 to $55,063,000, or $2.93 per diluted share as a result of the aforementioned items.  Without the benefit of the gain on bargain purchase of a business, net earnings were $48,483,000 compared to $48,409,000 last year.

There are many factors which can impact our net earnings from year to year and in the long run, among which are the supply and cost of raw materials and labor, insurance costs, factors impacting sales as noted above, the continuing consolidation of our customers, our ability to manage our manufacturing, marketing and distribution activities, our ability to make and integrate acquisitions and changes in tax laws and interest rates.

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

Fiscal 2010 (52 weeks) Compared to Fiscal 2009 (52 weeks)

Net sales increased $43,656,000, or 7%, to $696,703,000 in fiscal 2010 from $653,047,000 in fiscal 2009.

Excluding sales from the acquisition of Parrot Ice in February 2010 and California Churros in June 2010, sales increased 6% for the year.

Approximately $12.7 million, or 29%, of the increased sales were sales of funnel cake fries to one customer, which is carrying the product in virtually all of its domestic locations.  Although we are not able to provide an estimate of the sales going forward, we anticipate that these sales will be significantly less in fiscal year 2011.

We have three reportable segments, as disclosed in the accompanying notes to the consolidated financial statements: Food Service, Retail Supermarkets and Frozen Beverages.
 
The Chief Operating Decision Maker for Food Service and Retail Supermarkets and the Chief Operating Decision Maker for Frozen Beverages monthly review detailed operating income statements and sales reports in order to assess performance and allocate resources to each individual segment. Sales is considered to be the one and only key variable monitored by the Chief Operating Decision Makers and management when determining each segment’s and the company’s financial condition and operating performance.  In addition, the Chief Operating Decision Makers review and evaluate depreciation, capital spending and assets of each segment on a quarterly basis to monitor cash flow and asset needs of each segment.
 
 
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FOOD SERVICE

Sales to food service customers increased $18,796,000, or 4%, to $437,806,000 in fiscal 2010.  Excluding sales from the acquisition of California Churros, food service sales would have increased 4% for the year.  Sales of funnel cake fries to one customer accounted for over 67% of the food service sales increase.  Soft pretzel sales to the food service market increased 1% to $100,694,000 for the year. Frozen juice bar and ices sales decreased $2,999,000, or 6%, to $47,273,000 for the year primarily as the result of lower sales to one contract packing customer and to school food service accounts.  Churro sales to food service customers increased 8% to $31,732,000 in 2010.  Without sales from California Churros, churro sales for the year would have been down about ½ of one percent.  Sales of bakery products, excluding biscuit and dumpling sales and fruit and fig bar sales, increased $5,606,000, or 3%, for the year due primarily to increased sales to private label customers.  Biscuit and dumpling sales increased 1% to $33,326,000.  Sales of fig and fruit bars decreased 4% to $31,715,000 due primarily to lower sales to one customer who discontinued a particular product.  Funnel cake and related funnel cake product sales increased by $14,083,000 to $22,804,000 primarily due to the sales to one customer. Sales of new products in the first twelve months since their introduction were approximately $29 million in fiscal year 2010.  Net volume increases, including new product sales as defined above and sales resulting from the acquisition of California Churros, accounted for all but approximately $1,500,000 of the sales increases this year. Price increases accounted for the remaining $1,500,000.  Operating income in our Food Service segment increased from $44,960,000 in 2009 to $50,220,000 in 2010 primarily as a result of increased volume as discussed above and lower ingredients and packaging costs of about $2 million.
 
RETAIL SUPERMARKETS

Sales of products to retail supermarkets increased $10,961,000 or 17% to $76,119,000 in fiscal year 2010.  Soft pretzel sales to retail supermarkets were $30,463,000 compared to $30,506,000 in 2009 on a unit volume decrease of less than 1%.  This makes the third consecutive year of flat or modestly up or down unit sales.  Sales of frozen juices and ices increased $10,469,000 or 28% to $48,288,000 on a unit volume increase of 24%.  Reduced trade spending of $1.5 million for the introduction of new frozen novelty items and a shift in product mix increased sales dollars in relation to the overall unit volume increases.  Coupon redemption costs, a reduction of sales, decreased 9% or about $354,000 for the year.  Sales of products in the first twelve months since their introduction were approximately $4.2 million in fiscal year 2010.  Net volume increases, including new product sales as defined above and net of decreased coupon costs and reduced trade spending for new product introductions, accounted for virtually all of the sales increases in 2010.  Operating income in our Retail Supermarkets segment increased from $7,442,000 in 2009 to $11,281,000 in 2010 primarily as a result of volume increases and reduced trade spending for the introduction of new frozen novelty items.

FROZEN BEVERAGES
 
Frozen beverage and related product sales increased 8% to $182,778,000 in fiscal 2010.  Excluding sales from the acquisition of Parrot Ice, sales would have increased 7% for the year.  Beverage sales alone increased 13% to $128,125,000 for the year with increased sales to two new customers and one existing customer, sales from Parrot Ice and a 26% increase in sales in Mexico accounting for over 80% of the increase.  Gallon sales were up 10% in our base ICEE business with sales to three customers accounting for almost all of the increase.  Service revenue decreased 4% to $40,410,000 for the year with declines spread across our customer base.  Sales of beverage machines, which tend to fluctuate from year to year while following no specific trend, increased from $11,729,000 in 2009 to $11,964,000 in 2010.  The estimated number of Company owned frozen beverage dispensers was 38,600 and 35,700 at September 25, 2010 and September 26, 2009, respectively.  Operating income in our Frozen Beverage segment increased from $14,536,000 in 2009 to $15,661,000 in 2010 as a result of increased volume as discussed above.  Higher gasoline costs of approximately $867,000 impacted the year’s operating income.
 
CONSOLIDATED

Other than as commented upon above by segment, there are no material specific reasons for the reported sales increases or decreases.  Sales levels can be impacted by the appeal of our products to our customers and consumers and their changing tastes, competitive and pricing pressures, sales execution, marketing programs, seasonal weather, customer stability and general economic conditions.
 
Gross profit as a percentage of sales increased to 32.69% in 2010 from 31.98% in 2009.  Lower ingredient and packaging costs compared to last year of approximately $2.2 million, the benefit of higher volumes leveraging our fixed manufacturing costs and reduced trade spending for new product introductions in our Retail Supermarket segment were primarily responsible for the increased gross profit percentage.  Ingredient and packaging costs can be extremely volatile and may be significantly different from what we are presently expecting and therefore we cannot project the impact of ingredient and packaging costs on our business going forward; however, there has been a very significant increase in the market cost of flour and other commodities over the past six months which we anticipate will result in higher costs over some portions of our fiscal year 2011.  The impact of these higher costs and increased costs in operational areas may result in lower net earnings in 2011 than in 2010.
 
 
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Total operating expenses increased $8,712,000 to $150,618,000 in fiscal 2010 and as a percentage of sales decreased .11 of a percentage point and remained at 22% of sales.  Marketing expenses decreased .29 percentage points to 10% of sales.  Distribution expenses decreased .13 percentage points to 7% of sales.  Administrative expenses were about 3-1/2% of sales in both years.  Other general expense of $2,087,000 this year compared to other general income of $5,000 in 2009.  Included in other general expense this year is $1.6 million for an unclaimed property assessment and $577,000 of acquisition costs.
 
Operating income increased $10,224,000 or 15% to $77,162,000 in fiscal year 2010 as a result of the aforementioned items.
 
Investment income decreased by $272,000 to $1,114,000 due to the general decline in the level of interest rates.

The effective income tax rate decreased 1.42 percentage points to 38% from 39% last year.  About 2/3 of this decrease was from the reduction of $750,000 of unrecognized tax benefits.

Net earnings increased $7,097,000, or 17%, in fiscal 2010 to $48,409,000, or $2.59 per diluted share as a result of the aforementioned items.

There are many factors which can impact our net earnings from year to year and in the long run, among which are the supply and cost of raw materials and labor, insurance costs, factors impacting sales as noted above, the continuing consolidation of our customers, our ability to manage our manufacturing, marketing and distribution activities, our ability to make and integrate acquisitions and changes in tax laws and interest rates.

ACQUISITIONS

On January 9, 2007, we acquired the assets of Hom/Ade Foods, Inc. Hom/Ade Foods, Inc., based in Pensacola, Florida is a manufacturer and distributor of biscuits and dumplings sold under the MARY B’s and private label store brands predominantly to the retail supermarket trade.  Annual sales of the business were approximately $30 million for the year ended December 2006.

On January 31, 2007, we acquired the assets of Radar, Inc.  Radar, Inc. is a manufacturer and seller of fig and fruit bars selling its products under the brand DADDY RAY’S.  Headquartered and with its manufacturing facility in Moscow Mills, Missouri (outside of St. Louis), Radar, Inc. had annual sales of approximately $23 million dollars selling to the retail grocery segment and mass merchandisers, both branded and private label.
 
On April 2, 2007, we acquired the WHOLE FRUIT Sorbet and FRUIT-A-FREEZE Frozen Fruit Bar brands, along with related assets including a manufacturing facility located in Norwalk, California, selling primarily to the supermarket industry.  Sales for 2007 were $2,429,000.

On June 25, 2007, we acquired the assets of an ICEE distributor in Kansas with annual sales of less than $1 million.

In February 2010, we acquired the assets of Parrot Ice, a manufacturer and distributor of a premium brand frozen beverage sold primarily in convenience stores.  Revenues from Parrot Ice were approximately $1.5 million for our 2010 fiscal year.

On June 10, 2010 we acquired the assets of California Churros, Inc., a manufacturer and seller of premium brand churros selling its products under the brand CALIFORNIA CHURROS.  Headquartered and with its manufacturing facility in Colton, CA, California Churros had sales of approximately $2.5 million in our 2010 fiscal year.
 
 
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In May 2011, we acquired the frozen handheld business of ConAgra Foods.  This business had sales of approximately $50 million over the prior twelve months to food service and retail supermarket customers and sales of $18.3 million in our 2011 fiscal year from the acquisition date.  We do not expect this business to contribute operating income to the Company over the short term.

These acquisitions were accounted for under the purchase method of accounting, and their operations are included in the accompanying consolidated financial statements from their respective acquisition dates.

LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES

Although there are many factors that could impact our operating cash flow, most notably net earnings, we believe that our future operating cash flow, along with our borrowing capacity, our current cash and cash equivalent balances and our investment securities is sufficient to fund future growth and expansion.  See Note C to these financial statements for a discussion of our investment securities.

Fluctuations in the value of the Mexican and Canadian currencies and the resulting translation of the net assets of our Mexican and Canadian subsidiaries caused an increase of $1,060,000 in accumulated other comprehensive loss in 2011 and a decrease of $577,000 in 2010 and an increase of $1,428,000 in 2009.  In 2011, sales of the two subsidiaries were $18,025,000 as compared to $14,301,000 in 2010 and $11,658,000 in 2009.
 
In our fiscal year ended September 24, 2011, we did not purchase and retire any shares of our common stock. There remains 210,772 shares that can be purchased under a million share buyback authorization approved by the Company's Board of Directors in February 2008.
 
In our fiscal year ended September 25, 2010, we purchased and retired 203,507 shares of our common stock at a cost of $7,768,000.

In our fiscal year ended September 26, 2009, we purchased and retired 450,597 shares of our common stock at a cost of $12,510,000.  Of the shares purchased and retired in 2009, 400,000 shares were purchased at the purchase price of $27.90 per share from Gerald B. Shreiber, Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Company.
 
In November 2011, we entered into an amendment and modification to an amended and restated loan agreement with our existing banks which provides for up to a $50,000,000 revolving credit facility repayable in November 2016. The agreement contains restrictive covenants and requires commitment fees in accordance with standard banking practice. There were no outstanding balances under the prior facility at September 24, 2011 and September 25, 2010. The significant financial covenants are:
 
 
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Tangible net worth must initially be more than $294 million.
 
 
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Total funded indebtedness divided by earnings beforeinterest expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization shall not be greater than 2.25 to 1.

We were in compliance with the financial covenants described above at September 24, 2011.

We self-insure, up to loss limits, certain insurable risks such as worker's compensation and automobile liability claims. Accruals for claims under our self-insurance program are recorded on a claims-incurred basis. Under this program, the estimated liability for claims incurred but unpaid in fiscal years 2011 and 2010 was $1,100,000 and $2,200,000, respectively. In connection with certain self-insurance agreements, we customarily enter into letters of credit arrangements with our insurers. At each of September 24, 2011 and September 25, 2010, we had outstanding letters of credit totaling $8,175,000.
 
 
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The following table presents our contractual cash flow commitments on long-term debt, operating leases, construction contracts and purchase commitments for raw materials and packaging. See Notes to the consolidated financial statements for additional information on our long-term debt and operating leases.
 
   
Payments Due by Period
 
   
(in thousands)
 
         
Less
                   
         
Than
    1-3     4-5    
After
 
   
Total
   
1 Year
   
Years
   
Years
   
5 Years
 
                                   
Long-term debt, including current maturities
  $ -     $ -     $ -     $ -     $ -  
Capital lease obligations
    801       278       422       65       36  
Purchase commitments
    60,000       60,000       -       -       -  
Construction Contracts
    4,300       4,300       -       -       -  
Operating leases
    49,298       8,809       12,451       7,377       20,661  
Total
  $ 114,399     $ 73,387     $ 12,873     $ 7,442     $ 20,697  
 
The purchase commitments do not exceed our projected requirements over the related terms and are in the normal course of business.

Fiscal 2011 Compared to Fiscal 2010

Cash and cash equivalents and marketable securities held to maturity increased $38,539,000, or 33%, to $154,985,000 from a year ago for reasons described below.
 
Accounts receivables, net increased $5,125,000, or 7%, to $75,000,000 in 2011 due to primarily increased sales levels in our fourth quarter which resulted primarily from the handhelds acquisition.  Inventories increased $12,831,000 or 25% to $63,461,000 in 2011 due to higher unit costs of inventory and inventory of handhelds which accounted for over 60% of the increase.

Prepaid expenses and other decreased to $4,196,000 from $6,067,000 last year because of higher estimated federal income tax payments made in 2010 prior to the enactment of the law extending bonus depreciation.

Net property, plant and equipment increased $14,558,000 to $124,650,000 because purchases of fixed assets for the improvement and expansion of our manufacturing capabilities and frozen carbonated beverage business exceeded depreciation on existing assets, and because of the addition of $11,036,000 in fixed assets acquired in the handhelds acquisition.

Other intangible assets, less accumulated amortization decreased $3,279,000 to $52,005,000 due to intangible assets of $1,532,000 acquired in the handhelds acquisition net of amortization expense of $4,811,000.

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities increased $3,904,000 due to increased levels of business and higher purchase costs of ingredients and packaging.

Accrued compensation expense increased 5% to $12,859,000 due to an increase in our employee base and a general increase in the level of pay rates.

Deferred income tax liabilities increased by $10,649,000 to $41,050,000 which related primarily to amortization of goodwill and other intangible assets and depreciation of property, plant and equipment and deferred taxes of $4,137,000 resulting from the gain on bargain purchase of a business.

Other long-term liabilities at September 24, 2011 include $973,000 of gross unrecognized tax benefits which decreased from $1,249,000 a year ago due to reductions for tax positions of prior years.
 
 
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Common stock increased $6,564,000 to $45,017,000 in 2011 because of increases totaling $6,564,000 from the exercise of incentive and nonqualified stock options, stock issued under our stock purchase plan for employees, stock issued under our deferred stock plan and share-based compensation expense.
 
Net cash provided by operating activities increased $12,448,000 to $80,456,000 in 2011 primarily because of a decrease in prepaid expenses and other of $1,870,000 compared to an increase in prepaid expense and other of $4,101,000 in 2010, an increase of accounts receivable of $5,231,000 in 2011 compared to an increase of $8,629,000 in 2010 and an increase in deferred income taxes of $6,108,000 in 2011 compared to an increase of $3,219,000 in 2010.

Net cash used in investing activities increased $22,450,000 to $63,905,000 in 2011 from $41,455,000 in 2010 primarily because net purchases of marketable securities of $25,725,000 in 2011 compared to net proceeds from marketable securities of $16,866,000 in 2010.  This change of $42,591,000 was partially offset by lower spending of $16,379,000 and $4,407,000 on the purchase of companies and property, plant and equipment, respectively.
 
Net cash used in financing activities of $3,407,000 in 2011 compared to net cash used by financing activities of $12,609,000 in 2010.  The decrease was caused primarily by a decrease of $7,768,000 in payments to repurchase common stock.
 
In 2011, the major variables in determining our net increase in cash and cash equivalents and marketable securities were our net earnings, depreciation and amortization of fixed assets, purchases of property, plant and equipment, purchases of companies, payments of cash dividend and the repurchase of common stock. Other variables which in the past have had a significant impact on our change in cash and cash equivalents are proceeds from borrowings and payments of long-term debt. As discussed in results of operations, our net earnings may be influenced by many factors. Depreciation and amortization of fixed assets is primarily determined by past purchases of property, plant and equipment although it could be impacted by a significant acquisition. Purchases of property, plant and equipment are primarily determined by our ongoing normal manufacturing and marketing requirements but could be increased significantly for manufacturing expansion requirements or large frozen beverage customer needs. From time to time, we have repurchased common stock and we anticipate that we will do so again in the future. We are actively seeking acquisitions that could be a significant use of cash.  Although the balance of our long-term debt is $0 at September 24, 2011, we may borrow in the future depending on our needs.
 
Fiscal 2010 Compared to Fiscal 2009

Cash and cash equivalents and marketable securities held to maturity decreased $2,544,000, or 2%, to $116,446,000 from a year ago.

Trade receivables increased $8,449,000, or 14%, to $68,183,000 in 2010 due primarily to increased sales levels in our fourth quarter.  Inventories increased $4,626,000 or 10% to $50,630,000 in 2010 due to increased sales levels and an increase in equipment parts needed to support our frozen beverage business.

Prepaid expenses and other increased to $6,067,000 from $1,910,000 last year because of estimated federal income tax payments made prior to the enactment of the law extending bonus depreciation.

Net property, plant and equipment increased $12,919,000 to $110,092,000 because purchases of fixed assets for the improvement and expansion of our manufacturing capabilities and frozen carbonated beverage business exceeded depreciation on existing assets, and because of the addition of $3,508,000 in fixed assets acquired in acquisitions and the purchase of a distribution freezer warehouse building which had previously been leased, for a purchase price of $5,794,000.

Other intangible assets, less accumulated amortization increased $6,159,000 to $55,284,000 due to intangible assets of $10,846,000 acquired in acquisitions net of amortization of $4,687,000.
 
Goodwill increased $9,756,000 to $70,070,000 from September 26, 2009 to September 25, 2010 as a result of the acquisition of California Churros.

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities increased $2,484,000 due to increased levels of business.
 
 
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Accrued compensation expense increased 5% to $12,244,000 due to an increase in our employee base, a general increase in the level of pay rates and higher bonuses due to be paid.

Deferred income tax liabilities increased by $3,368,000 to $30,401,000 which related primarily to amortization of goodwill and other intangible assets and depreciation of property, plant and equipment.
 
Other long-term liabilities at September 25, 2010 include $1,249,000 of gross unrecognized tax benefits which decreased from $1,895,000 a year ago due to reductions for tax positions of prior years.

Common stock decreased $3,324,000 to $38,453,000 in 2010 because increases totaling $4,444,000 from the exercise of incentive and nonqualified stock options, stock issued under our stock purchase plan for employees, stock issued under our deferred stock plan and share-based compensation expense were less than the repurchase of common stock of $7,768,000 by $3,324,000.

Net cash provided by operating activities decreased $12,625,000 to $68,008,000 in 2010 primarily because of increases in accounts receivable, inventories and prepaid expenses and other of $8,629,000, $4,422,000 and $4,101,000, respectively, compared to decreases in accounts receivable, inventories and prepaid expenses and other in 2009 of $1,144,000, $2,993,000 and $37,000, respectively.  The net change in accounts receivable and inventories of $21,326,000 was partially offset by higher net earnings of $7,097,000 and higher depreciation and amortization of fixed assets of $1,835,000.

Net cash used in investing activities decreased $6,370,000 to $41,455,000 in 2010 from $47,825,000 in 2009 primarily because of increased proceeds from marketable securities, net of purchases, which netted $16,866,000 compared to net purchases of marketable securities of $20,976,000 in 2009; which were partially offset by payments for purchases of companies, net of cash acquired in 2010, of $25,185,000 and by increased purchases of property, plant and equipment of $6,341,000 in 2010 compared to 2009.

Net cash used in financing activities of $12,609,000 in 2010 compared to net cash used by financing activities of $15,740,000 in 2009.  The decrease was caused by a decrease of $4,742,000 in payments to repurchase common stock.
 
In 2010, the major variables in determining our net increase in cash and cash equivalents and marketable securities were our net earnings, depreciation and amortization of fixed assets, purchases of property, plant and equipment, purchases of companies, payments of cash dividend and the repurchase of common stock. Other variables which in the past have had a significant impact on our change in cash and cash equivalents are proceeds from borrowings and payments of long-term debt. As discussed in results of operations, our net earnings may be influenced by many factors. Depreciation and amortization of fixed assets is primarily determined by past purchases of property, plant and equipment although it could be impacted by a significant acquisition. Purchases of property, plant and equipment are primarily determined by our ongoing normal manufacturing and marketing requirements but could be increased significantly for manufacturing expansion requirements or large frozen beverage customer needs. From time to time, we have repurchased common stock and we anticipate that we will do so again in the future. We are actively seeking acquisitions that could be a significant use of cash.  Although the balance of our long-term debt is $0 at September 25, 2010, we may borrow in the future depending on our needs.
 
Item 7A.
Quantitative And Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

The following is the Company’s quantitative and qualitative analysis of its financial market risk:

Interest Rate Sensitivity

The Company has in the past entered into interest rate swaps to limit its exposure to interest rate risk and may do so in the future if the Board of Directors feels that such non-trading purpose is in the best interest of the Company and its shareholders.  As of September 24, 2011, the Company had no interest rate swap contracts.

Interest Rate Risk

At September 24, 2011, the Company had no long-term debt obligations.
 
 
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Purchasing Risk

The Company’s most significant raw material requirements include flour, shortening, corn syrup, sugar, juice, cheese, chocolate, and a variety of nuts.  The Company attempts to minimize the effect of future price fluctuations related to the purchase of raw materials primarily through forward purchasing to cover future manufacturing requirements, generally for periods from 1 to 12 months.  Future contracts are not used in combination with forward purchasing of these raw materials.  The Company’s procurement practices are intended to reduce the risk of future price increases, but also may potentially limit the ability to benefit from possible price decreases.
 
Foreign Exchange Rate Risk

The Company has not entered into any forward exchange contracts to hedge its foreign currency rate risk as of September 24, 2011, because it does not believe its foreign exchange exposure is significant.

Item 8. 
Financial Statements And Supplementary Data

The financial statements of the Company are filed under this Item 8, beginning on page F-1 of this report.

Item 9. 
Changes In And Disagreements With Accountants OnAccounting And Financial Disclosure

None.

Item 9A.
Controls And Procedures

Disclosure Controls and Procedures

We carried out an evaluation under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our chief executive officer and chief financial officer, of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures, as such term is defined under Rule 13a-15(e) promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act"), as amended for financial reporting, as of September 24, 2011. Based on that evaluation, our chief executive officer and chief financial officer concluded that these controls and procedures are effective to ensure that information required to be disclosed by the Company in reports that it files or submits under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized, and reported as specified in Securities and Exchange Commission rules and forms. There were no changes in these controls or procedures identified in connection with the evaluation of such controls or procedures that occurred during our last fiscal quarter, or in other factors that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect these controls or procedures.  There were no changes in the Company’s internal controls over financial reporting that occurred during our last fiscal quarter.
 
Our disclosure controls and procedures are designed to provide reasonable assurance that information required to be disclosed by us in the reports that we file or submit under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized, and reported, within the time periods specified in the rules and forms of the Securities and Exchange Commission. These disclosure controls and procedures include, among other things, controls and procedures designed to provide reasonable assurance that information required to be disclosed by us in the reports that we file under the Exchange Act is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our chief executive officer and chief financial officer, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

Management’s Report on Internal Control over Financial Reporting

Our management is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting. Internal control over financial reporting is defined in Rule 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f) under the Exchange Act as a process designed by, or under the supervision of, the chief executive officer and chief financial officer and effected by the board of directors and management to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and includes those policies and procedures that:
 
 
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Pertain to the maintenance of records that in reasonable detail accurately and fairly reflect the transactions and dispositions of our assets;

 
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Provide reasonable assurance that transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and that receipts and expenditures of the company are being made only in accordance with authorizations of our management and board of directors;

 
·
Provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or  timely detection of unauthorized acquisition, use or disposition of our assets that could have a material effect on the financial statements.
 
Because of its inherent limitations, internal control over financial reporting may not prevent or detect misstatements. Projections of any evaluation of effectiveness to future periods are subject to the risks that controls may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.

Our management assessed the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting as of September 24, 2011. In making this assessment, our management used the criteria set forth by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) in Internal Control-Integrated Framework.

Based on our assessment, our management believes that, as of September 24, 2011, our internal control over financial reporting is effective.  There have been no changes that occurred during our fourth quarter that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.
 
Our independent registered public accounting firm, Grant Thornton LLP, audited our internal control over financial reporting as of September 24, 2011.  Their report, dated December 6, 2011, expressed an unqualified opinion on our internal control over financial reporting.  That report appears in Item 15 of Part IV of this Annual Report on Form 10-K and is incorporated by reference to this Item 9A.

Item 9B. 
Other Information

There was no information required on Form 8-K during the quarter that was not reported.

PART III
 
Item 10. 
Directors, Executive Officers and CorporateGovernance

Portions of the information concerning directors and executive officers, appearing under the captions “Information Concerning Nominees For Election To Board” and “Information Concerning Continuing Directors And Executive Officers” and information concerning Section 16(a) Compliance appearing under the caption “Compliance with Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934” in the Company’s Proxy Statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with the Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be held on February 8, 2012 (“2010 Proxy Statement”) is incorporated herein by reference.
 
Portions of the information concerning the Audit Committee, the requirement for an Audit Committee Financial Expert and the Nominating Committee in the Company’s 2010 Proxy Statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with the Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be held on February 8, 2012 is incorporated herein by reference.

The Company has adopted a Code of Ethics pursuant to Section 406 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, which applies to the Company’s principal executive officer and senior financial officer.  The Company has also adopted a Code of Business Conduct and Ethics which applies to all employees. The Company will furnish any person, without charge, a copy of the Code of Ethics upon written request to J & J Snack Foods Corp., 6000 Central Highway, Pennsauken, New Jersey 08109, Attn: Dennis Moore.  A copy of the Code of Ethics can also be found on our website at www.jjsnack.com.  Any waiver of any provision of the Code of Ethics granted to the principal executive officer or senior financial officer may only be granted by a majority of the Company’s disinterested directors.  If a waiver is granted, information concerning the waiver will be posted on our website www.jjsnack.com for a period of 12 months.
 
 
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Item 11. 
Executive Compensation

Information concerning executive compensation appearing in the Company’s 2011 Proxy Statement under the caption “Management Remuneration” is incorporated herein by reference.

The following is a list of the executive officers of the Company and their principal past occupations or employment.  All such persons serve at the pleasure of the Board of Directors and have been elected to serve until the Annual Meeting of Shareholders on February 8, 2012 or until their successors are duly elected.
 
Name   Age   Position
         
Gerald B. Shreiber
 
69
 
Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
         
Dennis G. Moore
 
56
 
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Secretary, Treasurer and Director
         
Robert M. Radano
 
62
 
Senior Vice President, Sales and Chief Operating Officer
         
Dan Fachner
 
51
 
President of The ICEE Company Subsidiary
         
Gerard G. Law
 
37
 
Senior Vice President and Assistant to the President
         
Robert J. Pape
 
54
 
Senior Vice President, Sales
 
Gerald B. Shreiber is the founder of the Company and has served as its Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer since its inception in 1971.  His term as a director expires in 2015.

Dennis G. Moore joined the Company in 1984.  He served in various controllership functions prior to becoming the Chief Financial Officer in June 1992.  His term as a director expires in 2012.

Robert M. Radano joined the Company in 1972 and in May 1996 was named Chief Operating Officer of the Company.  Prior to becoming Chief Operating Officer, he was Senior Vice President, Sales responsible for national food service sales of J & J.
 
Dan Fachner has been an employee of ICEE-USA Corp., which was acquired by the Company in May 1987, since 1979.  He was named Senior Vice President of The ICEE Company in April 1994 and became President in May 1997.

Gerard G. Law joined the Company in 1992.  He served in various manufacturing and sales management capacities prior to becoming Senior Vice President, Western Operations in 2009.  He was named to his present position in 2011 in which he has responsibility for marketing, research and development and overseeing a number of the manufacturing facilities of J & J. 

Robert J. Pape joined the Company in 1998.  He served in various sales and sales management capacities prior to becoming Senior Vice President, Sales in 2010.
 
Item 12. 
Security Ownership Of Certain Beneficial Owners AndManagement And Related Stockholder Matters

Information concerning the security ownership of certain beneficial owners and management appearing in the Company’s 2011 Proxy Statement under the caption “Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management” is incorporated herein by reference.
 
 
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The following table details information regarding the Company’s existing equity compensation plans as of September 24, 2011.

   
( a )
   
( b )
   
( c )
 
Plan Category
 
Number of securities to be issued upon exercise of outstanding options, warrants and rights
   
Weighted-average exercise price of outstanding options, warrants and rights
   
Number of Securities Remaining available for future issuance under equity compensation plans (excluding securities reflected in column (a) )
 
               
Equity compensation plans approved by security holders
    559,287     $ 37.55       1,054,000  
                         
Equity compensation plans not approved by security holders
    -       -       -  
                         
Total
    559,287     $ 37.55       1,054,000  
 
Column C includes 473,000 from a stock option plan that has been replaced subsequent to September 24, 2011.  That plan has been replaced by a plan, subject to shareholder approval in February 2012, that has 800,000 shares available for future issuance as of the date of this Form 10-K.

Item 13. 
Certain Relationships And Related Transactions, andDirector Independence

Information concerning the Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and Director Independence in the Company’s 2011 Proxy Statement is incorporated herein by reference.
 
Item 14.
Principal Accounting Fees And Services

Information concerning the Principal Accountant Fees and Services in the Company’s 2011 Proxy Statement is incorporated herein by reference.

PART IV

Item 15. 
Exhibits, Financial Statement Schedules

(a)           The following documents are filed as part of this Report:
 
(1)         Financial Statements

The financial statements filed as part of this report are listed on the Index to Consolidated Financial Statements and Financial Statements Schedule on page F-1.

(2)         Financial Statement Schedule – Page S-1

Schedule II – Valuation and Qualifying Accounts

All other schedules are omitted either because they are not applicable or because the information required is contained in the financial statements or notes thereto.
 
 
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(b)           Exhibits

 
3.1
Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation filed February 28, 1990 (Incorporated by reference from the Company’s Form 10-Q dated May 4, 1990).

 
3.2**
Revised Bylaws adopted November 19, 2007.
 
 
4.3
Amended and Restated Loan Agreement dated December 1, 2006 by and among J & J Snack Foods Corp. and Certain of its Subsidiaries and Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania, as Agent (Incorporated by reference from the Company’s Form 10-K dated December 6, 2006).
 
 
4.4**
First Amendment and Modification to Amended and Restated Loan Agreement.
 
 
10.2*
J & J Snack Foods Corp. Stock Option Plan (Incorporated by reference from the Company’s Definitive Proxy Statement dated December 19, 2002).
 
 
10.3*
Adoption Agreement for MFS Retirement Services, Inc. Non-Standardized 401(K) Profit Sharing Plan and Trust, effective September 1, 2004 (Incorporated by reference from the Company’s Form 10-K dated December 6, 2006).

 
10.4*
J & J Snack Foods Corp. Directors’ and Consultants’ Deferred Compensation Plan adopted November 21, 2005 (Incorporated by reference from the Company’s Form 10-K dated December 6, 2006).

 
10.7
Lease dated August 29, 1995 between J & J Snack Foods Corp. and 5353 Downey Associated Ltd. for the lease of the Vernon, CA facility  (Incorporated by reference from the Company’s Form 10-K dated December 21, 1995).

 
10.8*
J & J Snack Foods Corp. Employee Stock Purchase Plan (Incorporated by reference from the Company’s Form S-8 dated May 16, 1996).

 
10.11
Amendment No. 1 to Lease dated August 29, 1995 between J & J Snack Foods Corp. and 5353 Downey Associated Ltd. for the lease of the Vernon, CA facility (Incorporated by reference from the Company’s Form 10-K dated December 18, 2002).

 
10.14
Leases and amendments to leases between Liberty Venture I, LP and J & J Snack Foods Corp. for the three buildings located in Bridgeport, New Jersey (Incorporated by reference from the Company’s Form 10-K dated December 8, 2009).

 
10.15
Amendment No. 2 to Lease dated August 29, 1995 between J & J Snack Foods Corp. and 5353 Downey Associated Ltd. for the lease of the Vernon, CA facility (Incorporated by reference from the Company's Form 10-K dated December 6, 2010).
 
 
10.16
Amendment to Lease dated January 1, 1996 between Country Home Bakers, LLC and Borck Associates Limited Partnership for the lease of the Atlanta, GA facility (Incorporated by reference from the Company's Form 10-k dated December 6, 2011).

 
14.1 
Code of Ethics Pursuant to Section 406 of theSarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002(Incorporated by reference from the Company’s 10-Q dated July 20, 2004).

 
21.1**
Subsidiaries of J & J Snack Foods Corp.

 
23.1**
Consent of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm.

 
31.1**
Certification Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

 
31.2**
Certification Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

 
32.1**
Certification Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, As Adopted Pursuant To Section 906 Of The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

 
32.2**
Certification Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, As Adopted Pursuant To Section 906 Of The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
 
 
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101.1**
The following financial information from J&J Snack Foods Corp.'s Form 10-K for the year ended September 24, 2011, formatted in XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language):
 
(i) Consolidated Statements of Earnings,  
(ii) Consolidated Balance Sheets  
(iii) Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows and  
(iv) Consolidated Statement of Changes in Stockholders' Equity  
 

*
Compensatory Plan
**
Filed Herewith
 
 
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SIGNATURES
 
Pursuant to the requirements of Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 
J & J SNACK FOODS CORP.
 
       
December 6, 2011 
By:
/s/ Gerald B. Shreiber  
   
Gerald B. Shreiber,
Chairman of the Board,
President, Chief Executive
Officer and Director
(Principal Executive Officer)
 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, this report has been signed below by the following persons on behalf of the Registrant and in the capacities and on the dates indicated.
 
    /s/ Gerald B. Shreiber  
December 6, 2011   
Gerald B. Shreiber,
Chairman of the Board,
President, Chief Executive
Officer and Director
(Principal Executive Officer)
 
       
    /s/ Dennis G. Moore  
December 6, 2011   Dennis G. Moore, Senior Vice
President, Chief Financial
Officer and Director
(Principal Financial Officer)
(Principal Accounting Officer)
 
       
    /s/ Sidney R. Brown   
December 6, 2011   Sidney R. Brown, Director  
       
    /s/ Peter G. Stanley   
December 6, 2011    Peter G. Stanley, Director  
       
    /s/ Leonard M. Lodish   
December 6, 2011    Leonard M. Lodish, Director  

 
 
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J & J SNACK FOODS CORP.
INDEX TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
AND FINANCIAL STATEMENT SCHEDULE
 
Financial Statements:
 
   
Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
F-2
   
Consolidated Balance Sheets as of September 24, 2011 and September 25, 2010
F-3
   
Consolidated Statements of Earnings for fiscal years ended September 24, 2011, September 25, 2010 and September 26, 2009
F-4
   
Consolidated Statement of Changes in Stockholders’ Equity for the fiscal years ended September 24, 2011, September 25, 2010 and September 26, 2009
F-5
   
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for fiscal years ended September 24, 2011, September 25, 2010 and September 26, 2009
F-6
   
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements
F-7
   
Financial Statement Schedule:
 
   
Schedule II – Valuation and Qualifying Accounts
S-1

 
F-1

 

Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

Shareholders and Board of Directors
J&J Snack Foods Corp. and Subsidiaries

We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheets of J&J Snack Foods Corp. and Subsidiaries as of September 24, 2011 and September 25, 2010, and the related consolidated statements of earnings, changes in stockholders’ equity, and cash flows for each of the three fiscal years in the period ended September 24, 2011 (52 weeks, 52 weeks, and 52 weeks, respectively).  Our audits of the basic consolidated financial statements included the financial statement schedule, listed in the index appearing under Item 15. We have also audited J&J Snack Foods Corp. and Subsidiaries’ internal control over financial reporting as of September 24, 2011, based on criteria established in Internal Control-Integrated Framework, issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO).  J&J Snack Foods Corp. and Subsidiaries’ management is responsible for these consolidated financial statements and financial statement schedule, for maintaining effective internal control over financial reporting, and for its assessment of the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting, included in the accompanying Management’s Report on Internal Control over Financial Reporting.  Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these consolidated financial statements and financial statement schedule and an opinion on J&J Snack Foods Corp. and Subsidiaries’ internal control over financial reporting based on our audits.

We conducted our audits in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States).  Those standards require that we plan and perform the audits to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement and whether effective internal control over financial reporting was maintained in all material respects.  Our audits of the financial statements included examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements, assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, and evaluating the overall financial statement presentation.  Our audit of internal control over financial reporting included obtaining an understanding of internal control over financial reporting, assessing the risk that a material weakness exists, and testing and evaluating the design and operating effectiveness of internal control based on the assessed risk.  Our audits also included performing such other procedures as we considered necessary in the circumstances.  We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinions.
 
A company’s internal control over financial reporting is a process designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.  A company’s internal control over financial reporting includes those policies and procedures that (1) pertain to the maintenance of records that, in reasonable detail, accurately and fairly reflect the transactions and dispositions of the assets of the company; (2) provide reasonable assurance that transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and that receipts and expenditures of the company are being made only in accordance with authorizations of management and directors of the company; and (3) provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection of unauthorized acquisition, use, or disposition of the company’s assets that could have a material effect on the financial statements.

Because of its inherent limitations, internal control over financial reporting may not prevent or detect misstatements.  Also, projections of any evaluation of effectiveness to future periods are subject to the risk that controls may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.

In our opinion, the consolidated financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the consolidated financial position of J&J Snack Foods Corp. and Subsidiaries as of September 24, 2011 and September 25, 2010, and the consolidated results of its operations and its consolidated cash flows for each of the three fiscal years in the period ended September 24, 2011 (52 weeks, 52 weeks, and 52 weeks, respectively) in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.  Also, in our opinion, the related consolidated financial statement schedule, when considered in relation to the basic financial statements taken as a whole, presents fairly, in all material respects, the information set forth therein. In our opinion, J&J Snack Foods Corp. and Subsidiaries maintained, in all material respects, effective internal control over financial reporting as of September 24, 2011, based on criteria established in Internal Control-Integrated Framework, issued by COSO.

/s/ Grant Thornton LLP
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
December 6, 2011
 
 
F-2

 

J & J SNACK FOODS CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands, except share amounts)
             
   
September 24,
   
September 25,
 
   
2011
   
2010
 
Assets
           
Current assets
           
  Cash and cash equivalents
  $ 87,479     $ 74,665  
  Marketable securities held to maturity
    25,506       15,481  
  Accounts receivable, net
    75,000       69,875  
  Inventories, net
    63,461       50,630  
  Prepaid expenses and other
    4,196       6,067  
  Deferred income taxes
    4,208       3,813  
     Total current assets
    259,850       220,531  
                 
Property, plant and equipment, at cost
    446,856       414,403  
  Less accumulated depreciation and amortization
    322,206       304,311  
      124,650       110,092  
                 
Other assets
               
  Goodwill
    70,070       70,070  
  Other intangible assets, net
    52,005       55,284  
  Marketable securities held to maturity
    42,000       26,300  
  Other
    2,241       1,717  
      166,316       153,371  
    $ 550,816     $ 483,994  
                 
Liability and Stockholder's Equity
               
Current Liabilities
               
  Current obligations under capital leases
  $ 278     $ 244  
  Accounts payable
    55,918       52,338  
  Accrued liabilities
    4,593       4,269  
  Accrued compensation expense
    12,859       12,244  
  Dividends payable
    2,200       1,986  
     Total current liabilities
    75,848       71,081  
                 
Long-term obligations under capital leases
    523       619  
Deferred income taxes
    41,050       30,401  
Other long-term liabilities
    1,007       1,318  
                 
Stockholders' Equity
               
                 
Preferred stock, $1 par value; authorized 10,000,000 shares; none issued
    -       -  
Common stock, no par value; authorized, 50,000,000 shares; issued and outstanding 18,727,000 and 18,491,000 respectively
    45,017       38,453  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss
    (3,914 )     (2,854 )
Retained Earnings
    391,285       344,976  
      432,388       380,575  
    $ 550,816     $ 483,994  
                 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these statements.
               
 
 
F-3

 
 
J & J SNACK FOODS CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
 
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS
 
 
(in thousands, except per share information)
 
   
         
Fiscal year ended
       
                   
   
September 24,
   
September 25,
   
September 26,
 
   
2011
   
2010
   
2009
 
   
(52 weeks)
   
(52 weeks)
   
(52 weeks)
 
                   
Net Sales
  $ 744,071     $ 696,703     $ 653,047  
Cost of goods sold (1)
    514,297       468,923       444,203  
Gross Profit
    229,774       227,780       208,844  
                         
Operating expenses
                       
Marketing (2)
    70,637       72,103       69,493  
Distribution (3)
    57,462       52,146       49,705  
Administrative (4)
    24,568       24,282       22,713  
Other general expense (income)
    524       2,087       (5 )
      153,191       150,618       141,906  
Operating Income
    76,583       77,162       66,938  
                         
Other income (expenses)
                       
Gain on bargain purchase of a business
    6,580       -       -  
Investment income
    1,041       1,114       1,386  
Interest expense & other
    (138 )     (179 )     (115 )
                         
Earnings before income taxes
    84,066       78,097       68,209  
 
                       
Income taxes
    29,003       29,688       26,897  
                         
NET EARNINGS
  $ 55,063     $ 48,409     $ 41,312  
                         
Earnings per diluted share
  $ 2.93     $ 2.59     $ 2.21  
                         
Weighted average number of diluted shares
    18,789       18,703       18,713  
 
                       
Earnings per basic share
  $ 2.95     $ 2.61     $ 2.23  
                         
Weighted average number of basic shares
    18,672       18,528       18,516  
 
(1)
Includes share-based compensation expense of $157 for the year ended September 24, 2011, $182 for the year ended September 25, 2010, and $211 for the year ended September 26, 2009.
 
(2)
Includes share-based compensation expense of $347 for the year ended September 24, 2011, $448 for the year ended September 25, 2010, and $729 for the year ended September 26, 2009.
 
(3)
Includes share-based compensation expense of $18 for the year ended September 24, 2011, $21 for the year ended September 25, 2010, and $21 for the year ended September 26, 2009.
 
(4)
Includes share-based compensation expense of $396 for the year ended September 24, 2011, $597 for the year ended September 25, 2010, and $755 for the year ended September 26, 2009.
 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these statements.
 
 
F-4

 
 
J & J SNACK FOODS CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES  
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
 
(in thousands)
 
                                     
               
Accumulated
                   
               
Other
                   
   
Common Stock
   
Comprehensive
   
Retained
         
Comprehensive
 
   
Shares
   
Amount
   
Loss
   
Earnings
   
Total
   
Income
 
                                     
Balance at September 28, 2008     18,748     $ 48,415     $ (2,003 )   $ 270,366     $ 316,778        
Issuance of common stock upon exercise of stock options
    198       3,284       -       -       3,284        
Issuance of common stock for employee stock purchase plan
    26       687       -       -       687        
Foreign currency translation adjustment
    -       -       (1,428 )     -       (1,428 )   $ (1,428 )
Issuance of common stock under deferred stock plan
    5       368       -       -       368          
Dividends declared
    -       -       -       (7,180 )     (7,180 )        
Share-based compensation
    -       1,533       -       -       1,533          
Repurchase of common stock
    (451 )     (12,510 )     -       -       (12,510 )        
Net earnings
    -       -       -       41,312       41,312       41,312  
Comprehensive income
    -       -       -       -       -     $ 39,884  
                                                 
Balance at September 26, 2009
    18,526     $ 41,777     $ (3,431 )   $ 304,498     $ 342,844          
Issuance of common stock upon exercise of stock options
    142       2,325       -       -       2,325          
Issuance of common stock for employee stock purchase plan
    22       726       -       -       726          
Foreign currency translation adjustment
    -       -       577       -       577     $ 577  
Issuance of common stock under deferred stock plan
    5       280       -       -       280          
Dividends declared
    -       -       -       (7,931 )     (7,931 )        
Share-based compensation
    -       1,113       -       -       1,113          
Repurchase of common stock
    (204 )     (7,768 )     -       -       (7,768 )        
Net earnings
    -       -       -       48,409       48,409       48,409  
Comprehensive income
    -       -       -       -       -     $ 48,986  
                                                 
Balance at September 25, 2010
    18,491     $ 38,453     $ (2,854 )   $ 344,976     $ 380,575          
Issuance of common stock upon exercise of stock options
    214       4,608       -       -       4,608          
Issuance of common stock for employee stock purchase plan
    20       769       -       -       769          
Foreign currency translation adjustment
    -       -       (1,060 )     -       (1,060 )   $ (1,060 )
Issuance of common stock to directors
    2       75       -       -       75          
Dividends declared
                    -       (8,754 )     (8,754 )        
Share-based compensation
            1,112       -       -       1,112          
Repurchase of common stock
    -       -       -       -       -          
Net earnings
    -       -       -       55,063       55,063       55,063  
Comprehensive income
    -       -       -       -       -     $ 54,003  
                                                 
Balance at September 24, 2011
    18,727     $ 45,017     $ (3,914 )   $ 391,285     $ 432,388          
                                                 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of this statement.
 
 
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J & J SNACK FOODS CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(in thousands)
                   
          Fiscal Year Ended        
                   
   
September 24,
   
September 25,
   
September 26,
 
   
2011
   
2010
   
2009
 
   
(52 weeks)
   
(52 weeks)
   
(52 weeks)
 
                   
Operating activities:
                 
Net earnings
  $ 55,063     $ 48,409     $ 41,312  
Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to net cash provided by operating activities:
                       
Depreciation of fixed assets
    25,046       24,498       22,663  
Amortization of intangibles and deferred costs
    5,188       5,354       5,090  
Losses(gains) from disposals and impairment of property & equipment
    52       (14 )     (31 )
Share-based compensation
    918       1,248       1,716  
Gain on bargain purchase of a business
    (6,580 )     -       -  
Deferred income taxes
    6,108       3,219       3,839  
Changes in assets and liabilities net of effects from purchase of companies:
                       
(Increase)decrease in accounts receivable
    (5,231 )     (8,629 )     1,144  
(Increase)decrease in inventories
    (6,262 )     (4,422 )     2,993  
Decrease(increase) in prepaid expenses and other
    1,870       (4,101 )     37  
Increase in accounts payable and accrued liabilities
    4,284       2,446       1,870  
Net cash provided by operating activities
    80,456       68,008       80,633  
Investing activities:
                       
Payments for purchases of companies, net of cash acquired
    (8,806 )     (25,185 )     -  
Purchases of property, plant and equipment
    (29,124 )     (33,531 )     (27,190 )
Purchases of marketable securities
    (63,293 )     (50,496 )     (66,380 )
Proceeds from redemption and sales of marketable securities
    37,568       67,362       10,204  
Proceeds from redemption and sales of auction market preferred stock
    -       -       35,200  
Proceeds from disposal of property and equipment
    394       407       326  
Other
    (644 )     (12 )     15  
Net cash used in investing activities
    (63,905 )     (41,455 )     (47,825 )
Financing activities:
                       
Payments to repurchase common stock
    -       (7,768 )     (12,510 )
Proceeds from issuance of common stock
    5,377       3,051       3,971  
Payments on capitalized lease obligations
    (244 )     (143 )     (93 )
Payment of cash dividend
    (8,540 )     (7,749 )     (7,108 )
Net cash used in financing activities
    (3,407 )     (12,609 )     (15,740 )
Effect of exchange rate on cash and cash equivalents
    (330 )     378       (990 )
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents
    12,814       14,322       16,078  
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year
    74,665       60,343       44,265  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of year
  $ 87,479     $ 74,665     $ 60,343  
                         
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these statements.
                       
 
 
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J & J SNACK FOODS CORP. AND SUBSIDIARES
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
 
NOTE A – SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

J & J Snack Foods Corp. and Subsidiaries (the Company) manufactures, markets and distributes a variety of nutritional snack foods and beverages to the food service and retail supermarket industries.  A summary of the significant accounting policies consistently applied in the preparation of the accompanying consolidated financial statements follows.

1.  Principles of Consolidation

The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of J & J Snack Foods Corp. and its wholly-owned subsidiaries.  Intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated in the consolidated financial statements.

2.  Revenue Recognition

We recognize revenue from our products when the products are shipped to our customers.  Repair and maintenance equipment service revenue is recorded when it is performed provided the customer terms are that the customer is to be charged on a time and material basis or on a straight-line basis over the term of the contract when the customer has signed a service contract.  Revenue is recognized only where persuasive evidence of an arrangement exists, our price is fixed or estimable and collectability is reasonably assured.  We record offsets to revenue for allowances, end-user pricing adjustments, trade spending, coupon redemption costs and returned product.  Customers generally do not have the right to return product unless it is damaged or defective.

All amounts billed to customers related to shipping and handling are classified as revenues. Our product costs include amounts for shipping and handling, therefore, we charge our customers shipping and handling fees at the time the products are shipped or when services are performed. The cost of shipping products to the customer is recognized at the time the products are shipped to the customer and our policy is to classify them as Distribution expenses.  The cost of shipping products to the customer classified as Distribution expenses was $57,462,000, $52,146,000 and $49,705,000 for the fiscal years ended 2011, 2010 and 2009, respectively.

During the years ended September 24, 2011, September 25, 2010 and September 26, 2009, we sold $18,711,000, $16,185,000 and $16,745,000, respectively, of repair and maintenance service contracts related to frozen beverage machines. At September 24, 2011 and September 25, 2010, deferred income on repair and maintenance service contracts was $1,383,000 and $1,416,000, respectively, of which $34,000 and $67,000 is included in other long-term liabilities as of September 24, 2011 and September 25, 2010, respectively and the balance is reflected as short-term and included in accrued liabilities on the consolidated balance sheet.  Repair and maintenance service contract income of $18,744,000, $16,192,000 and $16,451,000 was recognized for the fiscal years ended 2011, 2010 and 2009, respectively.
 
3.  Foreign Currency

Assets and liabilities in foreign currencies are translated into U.S. dollars at the rate of exchange prevailing at the balance sheet date. Revenues and expenses are translated at the average rate of exchange for the period. The cumulative translation adjustment is recorded as a separate component of stockholders’ equity and changes to such are included in comprehensive income.

4.  Use of Estimates

In preparing financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America, management is required to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements, and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

5.  Cash Equivalents

Cash equivalents are short-term, highly liquid investments with original maturities of three months or less.
 
 
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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

NOTE A – SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (Continued)
 
6.  Concentrations of Credit Risk and Accounts Receivable

We maintain cash balances at financial institutions located in various states. Our cash is in bank accounts which are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation with no limit.

Financial instruments that could potentially subject us to concentrations of credit risk are trade accounts receivable; however, such risks are limited due to the large number of customers comprising our customer base and their dispersion across geographic regions.  We usually have approximately 10 customers with accounts receivable balances of between $1 million and $7 million.
 
We have several large customers that account for a significant portion of our sales.   Our top ten customers accounted for    43%, 42% and 43% of our sales during fiscal years 2011, 2010 and 2009, respectively, with our largest customer accounting for 8% of our sales in 2011, 8% in 2010 and 9% in 2009. Three of the ten customers are food distributors who sell our product to many end users.

The majority of our accounts receivable are due from trade customers.  Credit is extended based on evaluation of our customers’ financial condition and collateral is not required.  Accounts receivable payment terms vary and are stated in the financial statements at amounts due from customers net of an allowance for doubtful accounts.  Accounts outstanding longer than the payment terms are considered past due.  We determine our allowance by considering a number of factors, including the length of time trade accounts receivable are past due, our previous loss history, customers’ current ability to pay their obligations to us, and the condition of the general economy and the industry as a whole.  We write off accounts receivable when they become uncollectible, and payments subsequently received on such receivables are credited to the allowance for doubtful accounts.

7.  Inventories

Inventories are valued at the lower of cost (determined by the first-in, first-out or weighted-average method) or market.  We recognize abnormal amounts of idle facilities, freight, handling costs, and spoilage as charges of the current period.  Additionally, we allocate fixed production overheads to inventories based on the normal capacity of our production facilities.  We calculate normal capacity as the production expected to be achieved over a number of periods or seasons under normal circumstances, taking into account the loss of capacity resulting from planned maintenance. This requires us to use judgment to determine when production is outside the range of expected variation in production (either abnormally low or abnormally high).  In periods of abnormally low production (for example, periods in which there is significantly lower demand, labor and material shortages exist, or there is unplanned equipment downtime) the amount of fixed overhead allocated to each unit of production is not increased.  However, in periods of abnormally high production the amount of fixed overhead allocated to each unit of production is decreased to assure inventories are not measured above cost.

We review for slow moving and obsolete inventory and a reserve is established for the value of inventory that we estimate will not be used.  At September 24, 2011 and September 25, 2010, our reserve for inventory was $4,615,000 and $4,189,000, respectively.
 
8.  Investment Securities

We classify our investment securities in one of three categories: held to maturity, trading, or available for sale; however, we have classified our auction market preferred stock separately in our statement of cash flows because of the failure of the auction market beginning in February 2008.  The balance of our investment portfolio consists solely of investments classified as held to maturity. See Note C for further information on our holdings of investment securities.

9.  Depreciation and Amortization
 
Depreciation of equipment and buildings is provided for by the straight-line method over the assets’ estimated useful lives. We review our equipment and buildings to ensure that they provide economic benefit and are not impaired. 
 
 
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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

NOTE A – SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (Continued)
 
Amortization of improvements is provided for by the straight-line method over the term of the lease or the assets’ estimated useful lives, whichever is shorter.  Licenses and rights, customer relationships and non compete agreements are being amortized by the straight-line method over periods ranging from 3 to 20 years and amortization expense is reflected throughout operating expenses.
 
Long-lived assets, including fixed assets and amortizing intangibles, are reviewed for impairment as events or changes in circumstances occur indicating that the carrying amount of the asset may not be recoverable.  Indefinite lived intangibles are reviewed annually for impairment. Cash flow and sales analyses are used to assess impairment. The estimates of future cash flows and sales involve considerable management judgment and are based upon assumptions about expected future operating performance.  Assumptions used in these forecasts are consistent with internal planning. The actual cash flows and sales could differ from management’s estimates due to changes in business conditions, operating performance, economic conditions, competition and consumer preferences.

10. Fair Value of Financial Instruments

The carrying value of our short-term financial instruments, such as accounts receivables and accounts payable, approximate their fair values, based on the short-term maturities of these instruments.
 
11. Income Taxes

We account for our income taxes under the liability method.  Under the liability method, deferred tax assets and liabilities are determined based on the difference between the financial statement and tax bases of assets and liabilities as measured by the enacted tax rates that will be in effect when these differences reverse.  Deferred tax expense is the result of changes in deferred tax assets and liabilities.
 
Additionally, we recognize a liability for income taxes and associated penalties and interest for tax positions taken or expected to be taken in a tax return which are more likely than not to be overturned by taxing authorities (“uncertain tax positions”).  We have not recognized a tax benefit in our financial statements for these uncertain tax positions.  
 
As of September 24, 2011 and September 25, 2010, the total amount of gross unrecognized tax benefits is $973,000 and $1,249,000, respectively, all of which would impact our effective tax rate over time, if recognized.  We recognize interest and penalties related to income tax matters as a part of the provision for income taxes.  The Company had $335,000 and $429,000 of accrued interest and penalties as of September 24, 2011 and September 25, 2010, respectively.  We recognized $8,000 and $7,000 of penalties and interest in the years ended September 24, 2011 and September 25, 2010, respectively.  A reconciliation of the beginning and ending amount of unrecognized tax benefits is as follows:
 
   
(in thousands)
 
Balance at September 25, 2010
  $ 1,249  
Additions based on tax positions related to the current year
    110  
Reductions for tax positions of prior years
    (386 )
Settlements
    -  
Balance at September 24, 2011
  $ 973  
 
In addition to our federal tax return and tax returns for Mexico and Canada, we file tax returns in all states that have a corporate income tax.  Virtually all the returns noted above are open for examination for three to four years.
 
 
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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

NOTE A – SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (Continued)

12. Earnings Per Common Share

Basic earnings per common share (EPS) excludes dilution and is computed by dividing income available to common shareholders by the weighted average common shares outstanding during the period.  Diluted EPS takes into consideration the potential dilution that could occur if securities (stock options) or other contracts to issue common stock were exercised and converted into common stock.
 
Our calculation of EPS is as follows:

   
Fiscal Year Ended September 24, 2011
 
   
Income
   
Shares
   
Per Share
 
   
(Numerator)
   
(Denominator)
   
Amount
 
   
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
 
Earnings Per Basic Share
                 
Net Income available to common stockholders
  $ 55,063       18,672     $ 2.95  
                         
Effect of Dilutive Securities
                       
Options
    -       117     $ (0.02 )
                         
Earnings Per Diluted Share
                       
Net Income available to common stockholders plus assumed conversions
  $ 55,063       18,789     $ 2.93  
                         
143,515 anti-dilutive shares have been excluded in the computation of 2011 diluted EPS because the options' exercise price is greater than the average market price of the common stock.
 
   
Fiscal Year Ended September 25, 2010
 
   
Income
   
Shares
   
Per Share
 
   
(Numerator)
   
(Denominator)
   
Amount
 
   
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
 
Earnings Per Basic Share
                 
Net Income available to common stockholders
  $ 48,409       18,528     $ 2.61  
                         
Effect of Dilutive Securities
                       
Options
    -       175       (0.02 )
                         
Earnings Per Diluted Share
                       
Net Income available to common stockholders plus assumed conversions
  $ 48,409       18,703     $ 2.59  
                         
110,910 anti-dilutive shares have been excluded in the computation of 2010 diluted EPS because the options' exercise price is greater than the average market price of the common stock.
 
 
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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

NOTE A – SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (Continued)
 
   
Fiscal Year Ended September 26, 2009
 
   
Income
   
Shares
   
Per Share
 
   
(Numerator)
   
(Denominator)
   
Amount
 
   
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
 
Earnings Per Basic Share
                 
Net Income available to common stockholders
  $ 41,312       18,516     $ 2.23  
                         
Effect of Dilutive Securities
                       
Options
    -       197       (0.02 )
                         
Earnings Per Diluted Share
                       
Net Income available to common stockholders plus assumed conversions
  $ 41,312       18,713     $ 2.21  
                         
114,236 anti-dilutive shares have been excluded in the computation of 2009 diluted EPS because the options' exercise price is greater than the average market price of the common stock.
 
13. Accounting for Stock-Based Compensation

At September 24, 2011, the Company has three stock-based employee compensation plans.  Share-based compensation was recognized as follows:
 
   
Fiscal year ended
 
   
September 24,
   
September 25,
   
September 26,
 
   
2011
   
2010
   
2009
 
   
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
 
                   
Stock options
  $ 288     $ 592     $ 508  
Stock purchase plan
    203       184       237  
Deferred stock issued to outside directors
    46       138       138  
Restricted stock issued to an employee
    -       28       87  
    $ 537     $ 942     $ 970  
                         
Per diluted share
  $ 0.03     $ 0.05     $ 0.05  
                         
The above compensation is net of tax benefits
  $ 381     $ 306     $ 746  
 
At September 24, 2011, the Company has unrecognized compensation expense of approximately $2.4 million to be recognized over the next three fiscal years.
 
The fair value of each option grant is estimated on the date of grant using the Black-Scholes options-pricing model with the following weighted average assumptions used for grants in fiscal 2011, 2010 and 2009: expected volatility of 28.6% for fiscal year 2011, 29.0% for fiscal year 2010 and 23.3% for year 2009: weighted average risk-free interest rates of 1.56%, 2.21% and 2.70%; dividend rate of .9%, 1.2% and 1.2% and expected lives ranging between 5 and 10 years for all years.  An expected forfeiture rate of 13% was used for fiscal years 2011 and 2010 and 15% was used for 2009.
 
 
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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

NOTE A – SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (Continued)
 
Expected volatility is based on the historical volatility of the price of our common shares over the past 50 to 54 months for 5 year options and 10 years for 10 year options.  We use historical information to estimate expected life and forfeitures within the valuation model.  The expected term of awards represents the period of time that options granted are expected to be outstanding.  The risk-free rate for periods within the expected life of the option is based on the U.S. Treasury yield curve in effect at the time of grant.  Compensation cost is recognized using a straight-line method over the vesting or service period and is net of estimated forfeitures.
 
14. Advertising Costs

Advertising costs are expensed as incurred.  Total advertising expense was $1,919,000, $2,751,000 and $2,267,000 for the fiscal years 2011, 2010 and 2009, respectively.

15. Commodity Price Risk Management

Our most significant raw material requirements include flour, shortening, corn syrup, sugar, juice, cheese, chocolate, and a variety of nuts. We attempt to minimize the effect of future price fluctuations related to the purchase of raw materials primarily through forward purchasing to cover future manufacturing requirements, generally for periods from 1 to 12 months. As of September 24, 2011, we have approximately $60 million of such commitments. Futures contracts are not used in combination with forward purchasing of these raw materials. Our procurement practices are intended to reduce the risk of future price increases, but also may potentially limit the ability to benefit from possible price decreases.  Our policy is to recognize estimated losses on purchase commitments when they occur.  At each of the last three fiscal year ends, we did not have any material losses on our purchase commitments.

16. Research and Development Costs

Research and development costs are expensed as incurred.  Total research and development expense was $941,000, $866,000 and $761,000 for the fiscal years 2011, 2010 and 2009, respectively.

17. Recent Accounting Pronouncements

In January 2010, the FASB issued guidance that amends existing disclosure requirements of fair value measurements adding required disclosures about items transferring into and out of Levels 1 and 2 in the fair value hierarchy; adding separate disclosures about purchases, sales, issuances, and settlements relative to Level 3 measurements; and clarifying, among other things, the existing fair value disclosures about the level of disaggregation. This guidance was effective for our fiscal year beginning September 26, 2010, except for the requirement to provide Level 3 activity of purchases, sales, issuances, and settlements on a gross basis, which will be effective for our fiscal year beginning September 25, 2011. Since this standard impacts disclosure requirements only, its adoption has not and will not have any impact on the Company’s consolidated results of operations or financial condition.
 
In December 2010, the FASB issued guidance which requires that if a company presents comparative financial statements to include business combinations, the company should disclose revenue and earnings of the combined entity as though the business combination(s) that occurred during the current year had occurred as of the beginning of the comparable prior annual reporting period only. This guidance also expands the supplemental pro forma adjustments to include a description of the nature and amount of material, nonrecurring pro forma adjustments directly attributable to the business combination included in the reported pro forma revenue and earnings. This guidance is effective for our fiscal year beginning September 25, 2011. The adoption of this guidance will not have a material impact on the Company’s financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

In May 2011, the FASB issued guidance which amends current fair value measurement and disclosure guidance to include increased transparency around valuation inputs and investment categorization. This guidance results in common principles and requirements for measuring fair value and for disclosing information about fair value measurements. This guidance will be effective for our second quarter of fiscal year 2012, and is not expected to have a material impact on our financial statements.
 
 
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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

NOTE A – SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (Continued)

In June 2011, the FASB issued guidance which gives us the option to present the total of comprehensive income, the components of net income, and the components of other comprehensive income either in a single continuous statement of comprehensive income or in two separate but consecutive statements. In both options, we are required to present each component of other comprehensive income along with a total for other comprehensive income, and a total amount for comprehensive income. This guidance eliminates the option to present the components of other comprehensive income as part of the statement of changes in stockholders' equity. The amendments in this guidance do not change the items that must be reported in other comprehensive income or when an item of other comprehensive income must be reclassified to net income.  This guidance will be effective for our fiscal year 2013, and is not expected to have a material impact on our financial statements.

In December 2010, the FASB issued guidance related to goodwill impairment testing for reporting entities with a zero or negative carrying amount.  Under the amended guidance, we must consider whether it is more likely than not that a goodwill impairment exists for reporting units with a zero or negative carrying amount.  If it is more likely than not that a goodwill impairment exists, the second step of the goodwill impairment test must be performed to measure the amount of the goodwill impairment loss, if any.   This guidance is effective for our fiscal year 2012 and is not expected to have a material impact on our financial statements.
 
In September 2011, the FASB issued guidance to simplify the current two-step goodwill impairment test. This guidance permits entities to first perform a qualitative assessment to determine whether it is more likely than not (a likelihood of more than 50 percent) that the fair value of a reporting unit is less than its carrying amount. If the entity determines that it is more likely than not that the fair value of a reporting unit is less than its carrying amount, it would then perform the first step of the current two-step goodwill impairment test; otherwise, no further impairment test would be required. Entities are permitted to make the election to perform the qualitative assessment on a period-by-period basis. Under the new guidance, an entity applying the qualitative assessment must (1) consider the totality of the relevant factors (existing events or circumstances) and (2) weigh those factors according to their effect on the difference between a reporting unit’s fair value and its carrying amount. In addition to the factors described in the amended guidance, an entity must also consider other positive and mitigating events and circumstances that might impact its qualitative assessment. Also under the amended guidance, an entity is no longer permitted to carry forward the calculation of a reporting unit’s fair value from a prior year when performing step one of the goodwill impairment test. The amended guidance further clarifies that the requirements to disclose certain quantitative information about significant unobservable inputs used in a Level 3 fair value measurement do not apply to measurements related to accounting and reporting for goodwill after its initial recognition in a business combination. The amended guidance requires entities that perform the qualitative assessment to consider the difference between the fair value and the carrying amount from a recent fair value calculation of a reporting unit, if available, as a factor in determining whether the reporting unit’s fair value more likely than not exceeds its carrying amount. The amended guidance is effective prospectively for annual and interim goodwill impairment tests performed for our fiscal year 2013. We are permitted to apply, and have applied, the amended guidance for our annual impairment tests for our 2011 year.  The adoption of this guidance had no effect on our consolidated financial statements.   
 
18. Reclassifications
 
Certain prior year financial statement amounts have been reclassified to be consistent with the presentation for the current year.

NOTE B – ACQUISITIONS

On January 9, 2007 we acquired the assets of Hom/Ade Foods, Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of biscuits and dumplings sold under the MARY B’S and private label store brands to the supermarket industry.  Hom/Ade is headquartered in Pensacola, Florida.
 
 
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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

NOTE B – ACQUISITIONS (Continued)

On January 31, 2007 we acquired the assets of Radar Inc., a manufacturer and seller of fig and fruit bars selling its products under the brand DADDY RAY’S.  Headquartered and with its manufacturing facility in Moscow Mills, Missouri (outside of St. Louis), Radar, Inc. sells to the retail grocery segment and mass merchandisers, both branded and private label.

On April 2, 2007, we acquired the WHOLE FRUIT Sorbet and FRUIT-A-FREEZE Fruit Bar brands, along with related assets including a manufacturing facility located in Norwalk, California which sells primarily to the supermarket industry.

On June 25, 2007, we acquired the assets of an ICEE distributor in Kansas.

In February 2010, we acquired the assets of Parrot Ice, a manufacturer and distributor of a premium brand frozen beverage sold primarily in convenience stores.  Revenues from Parrot Ice were approximately $1.5 million for our 2010 fiscal year.

In June 2010, we acquired the assets of California Churros, a manufacturer and distributor of a premium brand churro.  Revenues from California Churros were approximately $2.5 million for our 2010 fiscal year.

The purchase price allocation for the California Churros acquisition and other acquisitions, including Parrot Ice, which were made during the 2010 fiscal year is as follows:
 
    California Churros     Other  
    (in thousands)  
       
Working Capital
  $ 1,075     $ -  
Property, plant & equipment
    2,373        1,135  
Trade Names
     4,024        -  
Customer Relationships
     6,737       -  
Covenant not to Compete
     35       50  
Goodwill
     9,756        -  
    $ 24,000     $ 1,185  
 
Acquisition costs of $184,000 for these acquisitions are included in administrative and other general expense for the year ended September 25, 2010.

In May 2011, we acquired the frozen handheld business of ConAgra Foods.  This business had sales of approximately $50 million over the prior twelve months to food service and retail supermarket customers and sales of $18.3 million in our 2011 fiscal year from the acquisition date.
 
 
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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

NOTE B – ACQUISITIONS (Continued)

The purchase price allocation for the handhelds acquisition is as follows:
 
    (in thousands)  
       
Working Capital
  $ 6,955  
Property, plant & equipment
    11,036  
Trade Names
    1,325  
Customer Relationships
    207  
Deferred tax liability
    (4,137 )
         
         
Net Assets Acquired
    15,386  
         
Purchase Price
     8,806  
         
Gain on bargain purchase
  $ 6,580  
 
The purchase price allocation resulted in the recognition of a gain on bargain purchase of approximately $6,580,000 which is included in other income in the consolidated statement of earnings for the year ended September 24, 2011.  The gain on bargain purchase resulted from the fair value of the identifiable net assets acquired exceeding the purchase price.

Acquisition costs of $546,000 for the handhelds acquisition are included in other general expense in the consolidated statements of earnings for the year ended September 24, 2011.

The goodwill a