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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
FORM 10-Q
 
[ X ]  QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 
For the quarterly period ended June 27, 2014
 
OR
 
[  ]  TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 
For the transition period from _________ to _________
 
Commission file number 0-16255
 
JOHNSON OUTDOORS INC.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
 
Wisconsin
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
 
39-1536083
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
 
555 Main Street, Racine, Wisconsin 53403
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(262) 631-6600
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
 
Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the Registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes [ 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 whether the Registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer," "accelerated filer” and "smaller reporting company" in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act (Check one): Large accelerated filer [  ] Accelerated filer [X] Non-accelerated filer (do not check if a smaller reporting company) [  ] Smaller reporting company [   ].
 
Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes [  ]   No [ X ]
 
As of July 25, 2014, 8,769,426 shares of Class A and 1,212,382 shares of Class B common stock of the Registrant were outstanding.
 

 
 

 
 

 
JOHNSON OUTDOORS INC.

Index
 
Page No.
PART I
FINANCIAL INFORMATION
   
       
 
Item 1.
Financial Statements
   
         
   
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations –
Three and nine months ended June 27, 2014 and June 28, 2013
 
 
1
         
   
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income –
Three and nine months ended June 27, 2014 and June 28, 2013
 
 
2
         
   
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets –
June 27, 2014, September 27, 2013 and June 28, 2013
 
 
3
         
   
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows –
Nine months ended June 27, 2014 and June 28, 2013
 
 
4
         
   
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
 
5
         
 
Item 2.
Management's Discussion and Analysis of
Financial Condition and Results of Operations
 
 
22
         
 
Item 3.
Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk
 
29
         
 
Item 4.
Controls and Procedures
 
30
         
PART II
OTHER INFORMATION
   
       
 
Item 1.
Legal Proceedings
 
31
         
 
Item 1A.
Risk Factors
 
31
         
 
Item 6.
Exhibits
 
31
         
   
Signatures
 
31
         
   
Exhibit Index
 
32
 

 
 
 

 

PART I      FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Item 1.       Financial Statements
JOHNSON OUTDOORS INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(unaudited)
             
   
Three Months Ended
   
Nine Months Ended
 
   
June 27
   
June 28
   
June 27
   
June 28
 
(thousands, except per share data)
 
2014
   
2013
   
2014
   
2013
 
Net sales
  $ 137,133     $ 129,772     $ 340,506     $ 349,146  
Cost of sales
    81,314       75,435       205,912       206,911  
Gross profit
    55,819       54,337       134,594       142,235  
Operating expenses:
                               
Marketing and selling
    25,535       25,215       68,445       70,309  
Administrative management, finance and information systems
    8,217       8,999       27,748       29,944  
        Goodwill and other intangible assets impairment     8,475       -       8,475       -  
Research and development
    4,260       3,990       11,956       11,685  
Total operating expenses
    46,487       38,204       116,624       111,938  
Operating profit
    9,332       16,133       17,970       30,297  
Interest income
    (17 )     (14 )     (53 )     (67 )
Interest expense
    196       186       711       1,110  
Other (income) expense, net
    (952 )     451       (1,087 )     71  
Income before income taxes
    10,105       15,510       18,399       29,183  
Income tax expense
    5,407       1,856       8,490       6,345  
Net income
  $ 4,698     $ 13,654     $ 9,909     $ 22,838  
                                 
Weighted average common shares - Basic:
                               
Class A
    8,438       8,331       8,410       8,293  
Class B
    1,212       1,213       1,212       1,213  
Participating securities
    -       -       -       -  
Dilutive stock options and restricted stock units
    5       5       3       5  
Weighted average common shares - Dilutive
    9,655       9,549       9,625       9,511  
Net income per common share - Basic:
                               
Class A
  $ 0.48     $ 1.39     $ 1.01     $ 2.34  
Class B
  $ 0.43     $ 1.26     $ 0.91     $ 2.11  
Net income per common share - Diluted:
                               
Class A
  $ 0.40     $ 1.37     $ 0.70     $ 2.30  
Class B
  $ 0.40     $ 1.37     $ 0.70     $ 2.30  
Dividends declared per common share:
                               
Class A
  $ 0.08     $ -     $ 0.30     $ -  
Class B
  $ 0.07     $ -     $ 0.27     $ -  

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the condensed consolidated financial statements.
 

 
 
 

 

JOHNSON OUTDOORS INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(unaudited)
                         
   
Three Months Ended
   
Nine Months Ended
 
   
June 27
   
June 28
   
June 27
   
June 28
 
(thousands, except per share data)
 
2014
   
2013
   
2014
   
2013
 
Comprehensive income:
                       
Net income
  $ 4,698     $ 13,654     $ 9,909     $ 22,838  
Other comprehensive income (loss):
                               
Foreign currency translation gain (loss)
    1,614       13       1,860       (2,460 )
Change in pension plans, net of tax of $63, $0,
     $189 and $0, respectively
    103       -       310       -  
Amortization of unrealized loss on interest rate swap
    -       -       -       138  
Total other comprehensive income (loss)
    1,717       13       2,170       (2,322 )
Total comprehensive income
  $ 6,415     $ 13,667     $ 12,079     $ 20,516  

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the condensed consolidated financial statements.


 
 
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JOHNSON OUTDOORS INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(unaudited)
                   
   
June 27
   
September 27
   
June 28
 
(thousands, except share data)
 
2014
   
2013
   
2013
 
ASSETS
                 
Current assets:
                 
Cash and cash equivalents
  $ 52,139     $ 55,694     $ 41,678  
Accounts receivable, net
    80,036       44,104       75,894  
Inventories
    71,496       76,363       75,210  
Deferred income taxes
    7,074       7,869       5,005  
Other current assets
    5,245       4,542       5,732  
Total current assets
    215,990       188,572       203,519  
Property, plant and equipment, net of accumulated
     depreciation of $108,075, $103,314 and $103,253, respectively
    45,838       43,394       41,021  
Deferred income taxes
    6,599       8,039       15,586  
Goodwill
    14,697       21,053       20,938  
Other intangible assets, net
    12,579       15,068       14,216  
Other assets
    13,028       12,224       11,409  
Total assets
  $ 308,731     $ 288,350     $ 306,689  
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
                       
Current liabilities:
                       
Short-term debt
  $ -     $ -     $ 8,998  
Current maturities of long-term debt
    365       539       549  
Accounts payable
    34,561       26,466       28,831  
Accrued liabilities:
                       
Salaries, wages and benefits
    11,652       17,702       13,804  
Accrued warranty
    4,491       5,214       5,167  
Income taxes payable
    4,527       1,300       2,521  
Other
    16,761       12,151       16,863  
Total current liabilities
    72,357       63,372       76,733  
Long-term debt, less current maturities
    7,551       7,794       7,917  
Deferred income taxes
    1,192       1,114       4,891  
Retirement benefits
    5,601       6,346       11,339  
Other liabilities
    14,258       12,056       11,165  
Total liabilities
    100,959       90,682       112,045  
Shareholders' equity:
                       
Preferred stock:  none issued
    -       -       -  
Common stock:
                       
Class A shares issued and outstanding:
    439       438       438  
June 27, 2014:  8,769,426
                       
September 27, 2013:  8,724,984
                       
June 28, 2013:  8,724,070
                       
Class B shares issued and outstanding:
    61       61       61  
June 27, 2014:  1,212,382
                       
September 27, 2013:  1,212,420
                       
June 28, 2013:  1,213,334
                       
Capital in excess of par value
    66,945       66,374       65,428  
Retained earnings
    119,099       112,144       115,655  
Accumulated other comprehensive income
    21,536       19,366       13,795  
Treasury stock at cost, shares of Class A common
stock: 11,203, 34,766 and 35,680, respectively
    (308 )     (715 )     (733 )
Total shareholders' equity
    207,772       197,668       194,644  
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity
  $ 308,731     $ 288,350     $ 306,689  

 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of the condensed consolidated financial statements.


 
 
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JOHNSON OUTDOORS INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(unaudited)
             
   
Nine Months Ended
 
(thousands)
 
June 27
2014
   
June 28
2013
 
CASH PROVIDED BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES
 
 
       
Net income
  $ 9,909     $ 22,838  
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
               
Depreciation
    7,272       6,808  
Amortization of intangible assets
    525       496  
Amortization of deferred financing costs
    90       178  
Impairment losses
    8,475       -  
Stock based compensation
    1,256       1,098  
Amortization of deferred loss on interest rate swap
    -       138  
Deferred income taxes
    2,348       2,435  
Change in operating assets and liabilities, net of effects of acquired business:
               
Accounts receivable, net
    (35,625 )     (34,737 )
Inventories, net
    5,384       (6,429 )
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities
    8,052       8,056  
Other current assets
    (670 )     2,162  
Other non-current assets
    (2,055 )     (1,205 )
Other long-term liabilities
    1,880       563  
Other, net
    (28 )     57  
 
    6,813       2,458  
CASH USED FOR INVESTING ACTIVITIES
               
Payments for purchase of business
    -       (15,420 )
Capital expenditures
    (9,826 )     (10,938 )
Proceeds from sales of property, plant and equipment
    1,376       -  
 
    (8,450 )     (26,358 )
CASH (USED FOR) PROVIDED BY FINANCING ACTIVITIES
               
Net borrowings from short-term notes payable and revolving credit lines
    -       8,997  
Principal payments on senior notes and other long-term debt
    (416 )     (393 )
Deferred financing costs paid to lenders
    (34 )     -  
Common stock transactions
    189       130  
Dividends paid
    (2,214 )     -  
Purchases of treasury stock
    (638 )     (886 )
      (3,113 )     7,848  
Effect of foreign currency rate changes on cash
    1,195       (1,174 )
Decrease in cash and cash equivalents
    (3,555 )     (17,226 )
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS
               
Beginning of period
    55,694       58,904  
End of period
  $ 52,139     $ 41,678  

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the condensed consolidated financial statements.


 
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JOHNSON OUTDOORS INC.
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(unaudited)
 
1         BASIS OF PRESENTATION
 
The condensed consolidated financial statements included herein are unaudited. In the opinion of management, these statements contain all adjustments (consisting of only normal recurring items) necessary to present fairly the financial position of Johnson Outdoors Inc. and subsidiaries (collectively, the “Company”) as of June 27, 2014 and June 28, 2013, and their results of operations for the three and nine month periods then ended and cash flows for the nine month periods then ended. These condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 27, 2013 which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on December 6, 2013.
 
Due to seasonal variations and other factors, the results of operations for the three and nine months ended June 27, 2014 are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the Company's full 2014 fiscal year.  See “Seasonality” in the Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations included elsewhere herein for additional information.
 
All monetary amounts, other than share and per share amounts, are stated in thousands. 
 
2         ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE
 
Accounts receivable are stated net of allowances for doubtful accounts of $3,149, $3,759 and $3,752 as of the periods ended June 27, 2014, September 27, 2013 and June 28, 2013, respectively. The increase in net accounts receivable to $80,036 as of June 27, 2014 from $44,104 as of September 27, 2013 is attributable to the seasonal nature of the Company's business. The determination of the allowance for doubtful accounts is based on a combination of factors. In circumstances where specific collection concerns on a receivable exist, a reserve is established to value the affected account receivable at an amount the Company believes will be collected. For all other customers, the Company recognizes allowances for doubtful accounts based on historical experience of bad debts as a percent of accounts receivable outstanding for each business unit. Uncollectible accounts are written off against the allowance for doubtful accounts after collection efforts have been exhausted. The Company typically does not require collateral on its accounts receivable.
 
3         EARNINGS PER SHARE (“EPS”)
 
Net income or loss per share of Class A common stock and Class B common stock is computed using the two-class method.  Grants of restricted stock which receive non-forfeitable dividends are classified as participating securities and are required to be included as part of the basic weighted average share calculation under the two-class method.
 
Holders of Class A common stock are entitled to cash dividends equal to 110% of all dividends declared and paid on each share of Class B common stock. The Company grants shares of unvested restricted stock in the form of Class A shares, which carry the same distribution rights as the Class A common stock described above.  As such, the undistributed earnings for each period are allocated to each class of common stock based on the proportionate share of the amount of cash dividends that each such class is entitled to receive.
 
 
 
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Basic EPS
 
Basic net income or loss per share is computed by dividing net income or loss allocated to Class A common stock and Class B common stock by the weighted-average number of shares of Class A common stock and Class B common stock outstanding, respectively.  In periods with cumulative year to date net income and undistributed income, the undistributed income for each period is allocated to each class of common stock based on the proportionate share of the amount of cash dividends that each such class is entitled to receive.  In periods where there is a cumulative year to date net loss or no undistributed income because distributions through dividends exceed net income, Class B shares are treated as anti-dilutive and, therefore, net losses are allocated equally on a per share basis among all participating securities.
 
For the three and nine month periods ended June 27, 2014 and June 28, 2013, basic net income per share for Class A and Class B shares has been presented using the two class method and reflects the allocation of undistributed income as described above.
 
Diluted EPS
 
Diluted net income per share is computed by dividing allocated net income by the weighted-average number of common shares outstanding, adjusted for the effect of dilutive stock options, restricted stock units (“stock units” or “units”) and non-vested restricted stock.  Anti-dilutive stock options, units and non-vested stock are excluded from the calculation of diluted EPS.  The computation of diluted net income per share of Class A common stock assumes that Class B common stock is converted into Class A common stock.  Therefore, diluted net income per share is the same for both Class A and Class B common shares.  In periods where the Company reports a net loss, the effect of anti-dilutive stock options and units is excluded and diluted loss per share is equal to basic loss per share.
 
For the three and nine month periods ended June 27, 2014 and June 28, 2013, diluted net income per share reflects the effect of dilutive stock options and units and assumes the conversion of Class B common stock into Class A common stock.  As a result, diluted earnings per share for Class A and Class B common stock during these periods is the same.
 
Stock options that could potentially dilute earnings per share in the future which were not included in the fully diluted computation because they would have been anti-dilutive were 0 for each of the three and nine month periods ended June 27, 2014 and June 28, 2013.  Non-vested stock that could potentially dilute earnings per share in the future which were not included in the fully diluted computation because they would have been anti-dilutive totaled 319,632 and 386,409 for the three months ended June 27, 2014 and June 28, 2013, respectively, and 336,519 and 413,633 for the nine months ended June 27, 2014 and June 28, 2013, respectively.  Restricted stock units that could potentially dilute earnings per share in the future which were not included in the fully diluted computation because they would have been anti-dilutive were 0 for the each of three months ended June 27, 2014 and June 28, 2013 and 8,040 and 0 for the nine months ended June 27, 2014 and June 28, 2013, respectively.

4         STOCK-BASED COMPENSATION AND STOCK OWNERSHIP PLANS
 
The Company’s current stock ownership plans allow for issuance of stock options to acquire shares of Class A common stock by key executives and non-employee directors. Current plans also allow for issuance of shares of restricted stock, restricted stock units or stock appreciation rights in lieu of stock options.
 
Under the Company’s 2010 Long-Term Stock Incentive Plan and the 2012 Non-Employee Director Stock Ownership Plan (the only two plans where shares remain available for equity incentive awards) there were 708,084 shares of the Company’s Class A common stock available for grant to key executives and non-employee directors at June 27, 2014.
 
 
 
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Stock Options
 
All Company stock options have been granted at a price not less than fair market value at the date of grant and all outstanding options are currently exercisable.  Stock options generally have a term of 10 years.
 
All of the Company’s stock options outstanding are fully vested, with no further compensation expense to be recorded. There were no grants of stock options during either of the nine month periods ended June 27, 2014 or June 28, 2013.
 
A summary of stock option activity for the nine months ended June 27, 2014 related to the Company’s stock ownership plans is shown below:
                 
   
Shares
   
Weighted Average Exercise Price
 
Aggregate Intrinsic    
Value
Weighted
Average
Remaining
 Contractual
Term (Years)
Outstanding and exercisable at September 27, 2013
    15,066     $ 18.16      
Exercised
    (3,900 )     19.88      
Cancelled
    (1,950 )     19.88      
Outstanding and exercisable at June 27, 2014
    9,216       17.07   $80
 1.1 
 
The aggregate intrinsic value in the preceding table represents the total pretax intrinsic value, based on the Company’s closing stock price of $25.80 as of June 27, 2014, which would have been received by the option holders had those option holders exercised their stock options as of that date.
 
The Company received cash proceeds from stock option exercises totaling $78 and $86 for the nine month periods ending June 27, 2014 and June 28, 2013, respectively.  The fair value of the stock received upon exercise of such options at their date of exercise during the nine month periods ended June 27, 2014 and June 28, 2013 was $96 and $171, respectively.
 
Non-vested Stock
 
All shares of non-vested stock awarded by the Company have been granted at their fair market value on the date of grant and vest either immediately or within five years after the grant date.  The fair value at date of grant is based on the number of shares granted and the average of the Company’s high and low Class A common stock price on the date of grant or, if the Company’s shares did not trade on the date of grant, the average of the Company’s high and low Class A common stock price on the last preceding date on which the Company’s shares traded.
 
 
 
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A summary of non-vested stock activity for the nine months ended June 27, 2014 related to the Company’s stock ownership plans is as follows:
             
       
Weighted Average
 
   
Shares
 
Grant Price
 
Non-vested stock at September 27, 2013
    386,409     $ 13.78  
Non-vested stock grants
    47,934       27.70  
Restricted stock vested
    (114,711 )     10.32  
Non-vested stock at June 27, 2014
    319,632       17.10  
 
Non-vested stock grantees may elect to reimburse the Company for withholding taxes due as a result of the vesting of shares by tendering a portion of the vested shares back to the Company. Shares tendered back to the Company were 24,719 and 43,464 during the nine month periods ended June 27, 2014 and June 28, 2013, respectively.
 
Stock compensation expense, net of forfeitures, related to non-vested stock was $387 and $347 for the three month periods ended June 27, 2014 and June 28, 2013, respectively, and $1,135 and $1,048 for the nine month periods ended June 27, 2014 and June 28, 2013, respectively.  Unrecognized compensation cost related to non-vested stock as of June 27, 2014 was $2,496, which amount will be amortized to expense through November 2017 or adjusted for changes in future estimated or actual forfeitures.
 
The fair value of restricted stock vested during the nine month periods ended June 27, 2014 and June 28, 2013 was $2,961 and $3,628, respectively.
 
Restricted Stock Units
 
All restricted stock units awarded by the Company have been granted at their fair market value on the date of grant and vest within one year after the grant date.  The fair value at date of grant is based on the number of units granted and the average of the Company’s high and low Class A common stock trading price on the date of grant or, if the Company’s shares did not trade on the date of grant, the average of the Company’s high and low Class A common stock trading price on the last preceding date on which the Company’s shares traded.  There were 8,040 restricted stock units unvested and outstanding as of June 27, 2014.
 
The Company issued 8,040 restricted stock units at a weighted average grant price of $21.77 for the nine month period ended June 27, 2014 and 6,600 restricted stock units at a weighted average grant price of $22.73 for the nine month period ended June 28, 2013. No restricted stock units were granted during either of the three month periods ended June 27, 2014 or June 28, 2013.
 
Stock compensation expense, net of forfeitures, related to restricted stock units was $44 for the three months ended June 27, 2014 and $121 for the nine month period ended June 27, 2014.  Stock compensation expense, net of forfeitures, related to restricted stock units was $37 and $50 for the three and nine month periods ended June 28, 2013, respectively.  Unrecognized compensation cost related to non-vested restricted stock units as of June 27, 2014 was $117, which amount will be amortized to expense through February 2015 or adjusted for changes in future estimated or actual forfeitures.
 
The Company recognized an income tax benefit on stock-based compensation expense of $200 and $146 for the three month periods ended June 27, 2014 and June 28, 2013, respectively, and $513 and $417 for the nine month periods ended June 27, 2014 and June 28, 2013, respectively.  The Company recognized no income tax benefit on exercises of stock options or the vesting of non-vested stock for either of the three month periods ended June 27, 2014 and June 28, 2013.  The Company recognized income tax benefit (expense) on exercises of stock options and the vesting of non-vested stock of $9 and $(2) for the nine month periods ended June 27, 2014 and June 28, 2013, respectively.
 
Employees’ Stock Purchase Plan
 
The Company’s shareholders have adopted the Johnson Outdoors Inc. 2009 Employees’ Stock Purchase Plan which provides for the issuance of shares of Class A common stock at a purchase price of not less than 85% of the fair market value of such shares on the date of grant or at the end of the offering period, whichever is lower.
 
 
 
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During the three and nine month periods ended June 27, 2014, the Company issued 15,969 shares of Class A common stock and recognized $57 of expense in connection with the Employees’ Stock Purchase Plan and during the three and nine month periods ended June 28, 2013, the Company issued 9,562 shares of Class A common stock and recognized $41 of expense in connection with the Employees’ Stock Purchase Plan.
 
5         PENSION PLANS

The Company has non-contributory defined benefit pension plans covering certain U.S. employees. Retirement benefits are generally provided based on the employees’ years of service and average earnings. Normal retirement age is 65, with provisions for earlier retirement.   
 
The components of net periodic benefit cost related to Company sponsored defined benefit plans for the three and nine month periods ended June 27, 2014 and June 28, 2013 were as follows:
                         
 
Three Months Ended
 
Nine Months Ended
 
 
June 27
 
June 28
 
June 27
 
June 28
 
 
2014
 
2013
 
2014
 
2013
 
Components of net periodic benefit cost:
                       
Service cost
  $ -     $ -     $ -     $ -  
Interest on projected benefit obligation
    309       249       808       748  
Less estimated return on plan assets
    335       244       823       733  
Amortization of unrecognized losses
    (77 )     167       256       500  
    $ (103 )   $ 172     $ 241     $ 515  
 
6          INCOME TAXES
 
For the three and nine months ended June 27, 2014 and June 28, 2013, the Company’s earnings before tax, tax expense and effective income tax rate attributable to earnings before income taxes was as follows:
                         
 
Three Months Ended
 
Nine Months Ended
 
 
June 27
 
June 28
 
June 27
 
June 28
 
(thousands, except tax rate data)
2014
 
2013
 
2014
 
2013
 
Income before income taxes
  $ 10,105     $ 15,510     $ 18,399     $ 29,183  
Income tax expense
  $ 5,407     $ 1,856     $ 8,490     $ 6,345  
Effective income tax rate
    53.5 %     12.0 %     46.1 %     21.7 %
                                 
The change in the Company’s effective tax rate for the three and nine months ended June 27, 2014 versus the prior year periods was primarily due to goodwill impairment with no tax benefit and the reversal of a valuation allowance on foreign tax credits in the prior year period.  Further contributing to the difference for the nine month period was the retroactive research and development credit enactment in the prior year period, which expired in the current year period.  Additional differences in the effective tax rates related to earnings disparity in tax jurisdictions with deferred tax valuation allowances in the current period versus the prior year period.  The tax jurisdictions where such entities with a valuation allowance were located in were as follows for the periods ended June 27, 2014 and June 28, 2013, respectively:
 
 
 
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June 27
June 28
2014
2013
Japan
Japan
France
France
Indonesia
Indonesia
Italy
Italy
Netherlands
Netherlands
New Zealand
New Zealand
Spain
Spain
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
The Company would ordinarily recognize a tax expense or benefit on operating income or loss in the jurisdictions noted in the table above; however, due to the recent cumulative losses for book purposes and the uncertainty of the realization of certain deferred tax assets in these jurisdictions, the Company continues to adjust its valuation allowances resulting in effectively no recorded tax expense or benefit in these jurisdictions.
 
The Company regularly assesses the adequacy of its provisions for income tax contingencies in accordance with the applicable authoritative guidance on accounting for income taxes.  As of June 27, 2014, there was no material change in the amount of uncertain income tax positions and the Company’s 2014 fiscal year tax expense is anticipated to include approximately $350 related to uncertain income tax positions.
 
The Company recognizes accrued interest and penalties related to uncertain income tax positions as a component of income tax expense and is projecting accrued interest of $100 related to uncertain income tax positions for the fiscal year ending October 3, 2014.
 
The Company files income tax returns, including returns for its subsidiaries, with federal, state, local and foreign taxing jurisdictions.   The Company is currently undergoing income tax examinations in Italy and Germany.  The following tax years remain subject to examination by the respective tax jurisdictions:
 
         
Jurisdiction
 
Fiscal Years
   
United States
    2011-2013    
Canada
    2009-2013    
France
    2009-2013    
Germany
    2009-2013    
Italy
    2009-2013    
Japan
    2012-2013    
Switzerland
    2003-2013    
 
 
 
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7         INVENTORIES
 
Inventories at the end of the respective periods consisted of the following:
             
 
June 27
 
September 27
 
June 28
 
 
2014
 
2013
 
2013
 
Raw materials
  $ 25,744     $ 27,935     $ 26,230  
Work in process
    256       198       507  
Finished goods
    45,496       48,230       48,473  
    $ 71,496     $ 76,363     $ 75,210  
 
8         GOODWILL

The changes in goodwill during the nine months ended June 27, 2014 and June 28, 2013 were as follows:
             
   
June 27
2014
   
June 28
2013
 
Balance at beginning of period
  $ 21,053     $ 14,466  
Jetboil® acquisition
    -       6,475  
Impairment     (6,475     -  
Amount attributable to movements in foreign currency rates
    119       (3 )
Balance at end of period
  $ 14,697     $ 20,938  
 
See “Note 10 – Acquisition” and “Note 15 – Fair Value Measurements” of these notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements for discussion of the impairment charge recognized in the current year.
 
9         WARRANTIES

The Company provides warranties on certain of its products as they are sold. The following table summarizes the Company's warranty activity for the nine months ended June 27, 2014 and June 28, 2013.
             
   
June 27
2014
   
June 28
2013
 
Balance at beginning of period
  $ 5,214     $ 4,751  
Expense accruals for warranties issued during the period
    2,588       2,903  
Less current period warranty claims paid
    3,311       2,487  
Balance at end of period
  $ 4,491     $ 5,167  
 
10       ACQUISITION
 
On November 14, 2012, the Company acquired all of the outstanding common and preferred stock of Jetboil, Inc. (“Jetboil”) in a purchase transaction with Jetboil’s founders and other shareholders (the “Sellers”).  Jetboil, founded and based in Manchester, New Hampshire, designs and manufactures the world’s top selling brand of portable outdoor cooking systems.
 
The Company believes that sales of Jetboil’s innovative cooking products can be expanded through the Company’s U.S. and Canadian marketing and distribution networks and that the Company’s other camping and paddling brands will benefit from Jetboil’s strong presence in the Specialty trade channel and from its international sales network.  The Jetboil acquisition, including acquired goodwill, is included in the Company’s Outdoor Equipment segment.
 
The $15,420 of consideration paid in this acquisition was funded with existing cash and credit facilities. Approximately $3,200 of the purchase price was paid into a segregated escrow account which was set aside to fund potential indemnity claims that may be made by the Company against the Sellers in connection with the inaccuracy of certain representations and warranties made by Sellers or related to the breach or nonperformance of certain other actions or conditions related to the acquisition, for a period of 15 months from the acquisition date.  On February 14, 2014, within the 15 month timeframe, the Company filed an indemnity claim against the Sellers which has since been resolved by the parties.  There are no further pending claims related to this acquisition.  As a result of the resolution of the foregoing claim, the Company received a distribution of  $1,600 from the escrow during the quarter ended June 27, 2014, which was recorded as a favorable adjustment in "Administrative management, finance and information systems" in the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations in the Outdoor Equipment segment.    The remaining escrow balance was released to the Sellers during the Company’s fiscal third quarter.
 
 
 
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The following table summarizes the final fair values of the assets acquired and liabilities assumed, and the resulting goodwill acquired at the date of the Jetboil acquisition.
   
Recognized amounts of identifiable assets acquired and liabilities assumed
 
Accounts receivable
  $ 1,184  
Inventories
    2,232  
Other current assets
    167  
Property, plant and equipment
    314  
Identifiable intangible assets
    10,400  
Less, accounts payable and accruals
    1,111  
Less, deferred tax liabilities
    4,241  
Total identifiable net assets
    8,945  
Goodwill
    6,475  
Net assets acquired
  $ 15,420  
 
The goodwill resulting from this acquisition reflects the cash flow expected from the acquisition due primarily to expanded distribution and growth in all of the Company’s Outdoor Equipment brands.  This goodwill is not deductible for tax purposes.  Transaction costs incurred for the acquisition during the nine months ended June 28, 2013 were $295 and were included in Administrative management, finance and information systems expense in the Company’s accompanying Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations in the Other/Corporate segment.
 
The fair value assigned to finite lived intangible assets in the acquisition was as follows:
             
     
Useful
 
Description
Amount
 
Life (yrs)
 
Patents
  $ 240       7  
Noncontractual customer relationships
    3,700       15  
Non-compete agreements
    1,060       4  
                 
The weighted average useful life at the date of acquisition of total amortizable intangible assets acquired in the acquisition was 12.3 years.
 
The acquisition included an indefinite lived tradename valued at $5,400.  During the third quarter of fiscal 2014, forecasted cash flows related to Jetboil declined from the assumptions used in the initial valuation.  This change led the Company to perform an interim impairment test on the acquired indefinite lived intangible assets by comparing their carrying value to their fair value.  The fair value was determined using a relief from royalty method under the income approach which uses projected revenue allocable to the tradename and a royalty rate at which it is assumed a market participant would be willing to incur as its cost in order to manufacture a branded product.  As a result of this analysis, the Company recognized an impairment charge of $2,000 in “Goodwill and other intangible assets impairment” in the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations in the Outdoor Equipment segment.
 
 
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Based on these same indicators of potential impairment, the Company also performed an impairment analysis on the goodwill related to the Outdoor Equipment - Consumer reporting unit using the income approach.  As of the measurement date of June 27, 2014, the carrying value of the reporting unit exceeded its indicated fair value.  As a result, the Company proceeded to Step 2 of the impairment test to estimate the impairment loss.    The measurement of the impairment loss of $6,475 is currently an estimate and has not been finalized because the valuation of unrecognized intangible assets to help determine the implied fair value of goodwill is in process.  The Company also evaluated long-lived assets and identified no impairment.
 
11       RESTRUCTURING
 
On July 11, 2012, the Company announced plans to restructure certain operations related to its Watercraft segment.  Specifically, the Company restructured its product sales and distribution in Europe and consolidated all of its U.S. operations at a single location in Old Town, Maine. The Company believes this plan will enhance the competitiveness and profit potential of its Watercraft business.  This action resulted in the closure of two sales offices in the U.K. and France, the closure of a marketing and R&D facility in Bellingham, Washington and the elimination of approximately 24 positions in the U.S. and Europe.  The related charges are included in the “Administrative management, finance and information systems” line in the Company’s accompanying Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations in the Watercraft segment.  The restructuring accrual is included in the “Other current liabilities” line in the Company’s accompanying Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets.  The planned actions related to this restructuring were completed in fiscal 2013 and the Company expects the total cost of this restructuring to be approximately $2,568.  The remaining restructuring liabilities should be settled by the end of fiscal 2014.

Changes in the accrual related to this restructuring project for the nine month period ended June 27, 2014 were as follows:
                         
   
Employee Termination Costs
   
Contract Exit Costs
   
Other Exit Costs
   
Total
 
Accrued restructuring liabilities as of September 27, 2013
    84       219       203       506  
Activity during the period ended June 27, 2014:
                               
Charges (credits) to earnings
    (19 )     (13 )     (7 )     (39 )
Settlement payments
    (44 )     (185 )     (95 )     (324 )
Accrued restructuring liabilities as of June 27, 2014
  $ 21     $ 21     $ 101     $ 143  
 
12       LITIGATION
 
The Company is subject to various legal actions and proceedings in the normal course of business, including those related to commercial disputes, product liability, intellectual property and environmental matters. The Company is insured against loss for certain of these matters. Although litigation is subject to many uncertainties and the ultimate exposure with respect to these matters cannot be ascertained, management does not believe the final outcome of any pending litigation will have a material adverse effect on the financial condition, results of operations, liquidity or cash flows of the Company.
 
 
 
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13       INDEBTEDNESS
 
Debt was comprised of the following at June 27, 2014, September 27, 2013, and June 28, 2013:
                   
   
June 27
2014
   
September 27
2013
   
June 28 
2013
 
Term loans
  $ 7,894     $ 8,142     $ 8,221  
Revolvers
    -       -       8,998  
Other
    22       191       245  
Total debt
    7,916       8,333       17,464  
Less current portion of long term debt
    365       539       549  
Less short term debt
    -       -       8,998  
Total long-term debt
  $ 7,551     $ 7,794     $ 7,917  
 
Term Loans
The Company’s term loans have a maturity date of September 29, 2029.  Each term loan requires monthly payments of principal and interest. Interest on the aggregate outstanding amount of the term loans is based on the prime rate plus an applicable margin.  The interest rate in effect on the term loans was 5.25% at June 27, 2014.

The term loans are guaranteed in part under the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development program and are secured with a first priority lien on land, buildings, machinery and equipment of the Company’s domestic subsidiaries and a second lien on working capital and certain patents and trademarks of the Company and its subsidiaries.  Any proceeds from the sale of secured property are first applied against the related term loans and then against the Revolvers (as defined below). The Company’s term loans include covenants related to its current ratio, debt to net worth ratio, fixed charge ratio, minimum net worth and capital expenditures.

The aggregate term loan borrowings are subject to a pre-payment penalty.  The penalty is currently 6% of the pre-payment amount, and the penalty will decrease by 1% annually on the anniversary date of the effective date of the loan agreement.

Revolvers
On September 16, 2013, the Company and certain of its subsidiaries entered into a credit facility with PNC Bank National Association and certain other lenders.  This credit facility consists of a Revolving Credit Agreement dated September 16, 2013 among the Company, certain of the Company’s subsidiaries, PNC Bank National Association, as lender and as administrative agent, and the other lenders named therein (the “Revolving Credit Agreement” or “Revolver”).  The Revolver has an expiration date of September 16, 2018 and provides for borrowing of up to an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $90,000 with an accordion feature that gives the Company the option to increase the maximum seasonal financing availability subject to the conditions of the Revolving Credit Agreement and subject to the approval of the lenders.  The Revolver imposes a seasonal borrowing limit such that borrowings may not exceed $60,000 from the period June 30th through October 31st of each year under the agreement.

The interest rate on the Revolver resets each quarter and is based on LIBOR plus an applicable margin.  The applicable margin ranges from 1.25 percent to 2.00 percent and is dependent on the Company’s leverage ratio for the trailing twelve month period.

The Revolver is secured with a first priority lien on working capital assets and certain patents and trademarks of the Company and its subsidiaries and a second priority lien on land, buildings, machinery and equipment of the Company’s domestic subsidiaries.  Under the terms of the Revolver, the Company is required to comply with certain financial and non-financial covenants.  The Revolving Credit Agreement limits asset or stock acquisitions to no more than $20,000 in the event that the Company’s consolidated leverage ratio is greater than 2.5 times.  No limits are imposed if the Company’s consolidated leverage ratio is less than 2.5 times and the remaining borrowing availability under the Revolver is greater than $10,000 at the time of the acquisition.  The Revolving Credit Agreement limits the amount of restricted payments (primarily dividends and repurchases of common stock) made during each fiscal year.  The Company may declare, and pay, dividends in accordance with historical practices, but in no event may the aggregate amount of all dividends or repurchases of common stock exceed $10,000 in any fiscal year.  The Revolving Credit Agreement restricts the Company’s ability to incur additional debt and includes maximum leverage ratio and minimum interest coverage ratio covenants.
 
 
 
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Balances carried on the Revolving Credit Agreement not in excess of the seasonal borrowing limit may be repaid at the Company’s discretion at any time through the maturity date.

Other Borrowings
The Company had no unsecured revolving credit facilities at its foreign subsidiaries as of June 27, 2014 or June 28, 2013.  The Company utilizes letters of credit primarily as security for the payment of future claims under its workers’ compensation insurance, which totaled $810 and $1,404 at June 27, 2014 and June 28, 2013, respectively.  The Company had no unsecured lines of credit as of June 27, 2014 or June 28, 2013.

Aggregate scheduled maturities of long-term debt as of June 27, 2014, for the remainder of fiscal 2014 and subsequent fiscal years, were as follows:
       
Fiscal Year
     
2014
  $ 98  
2015
    359  
2016
    368  
2017
    389  
2018
    410  
Thereafter
    6,292  
Total
  $ 7,916  

Interest paid for the three month periods ended June 27, 2014 and June 28, 2013 was $187 and $179, respectively.  Interest paid for the nine month periods ended June 27, 2014 and June 28, 2013 was $597 and $799, respectively.

The weighted average borrowing rate for short-term debt was approximately 1.4% and 2.5% for the nine months ended June 27, 2014 and June 28, 2013, respectively.

Based on the borrowing rates currently available to the Company for debt with similar terms and maturities, the fair value of the Company’s long-term debt as of June 27, 2014 and June 28, 2013 approximated its carrying value.
 
14       DERIVATIVE INSTRUMENTS AND HEDGING ACTIVITIES
 
The following disclosures describe the Company’s objectives in using derivative instruments, the business purpose or context for using derivative instruments, and how the Company believes the use of derivative instruments helps achieve the stated objectives.  In addition, the following disclosures describe the effects of the Company’s use of derivative instruments and hedging activities on its financial statements.
 
Foreign Exchange Risk
 
The Company has significant foreign operations, for which the functional currencies are denominated primarily in euros, Swiss francs, Japanese yen, Hong Kong dollars and Canadian dollars. As the values of the currencies of the foreign countries in which the Company has operations increase or decrease relative to the U.S. dollar, the sales, expenses, profits, losses, assets and liabilities of the Company’s foreign operations, as reported in the Company’s consolidated financial statements, increase or decrease, accordingly. Approximately 18% of the Company’s revenues for the nine month period ended June 27, 2014 were denominated in currencies other than the U.S. dollar. Approximately 8% were denominated in euros, with the remaining revenues denominated in various other foreign currencies. Changes in foreign currency exchange rates can cause unexpected financial losses or cash flow needs.
 
 
 
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The Company may mitigate a portion of the fluctuations in certain foreign currencies through the use of foreign currency forward contracts.  Foreign currency forward contracts enable the Company to lock in the foreign currency exchange rate to be paid or received for a fixed amount of currency at a specified date in the future. The Company may use such foreign currency forward contracts to mitigate the risk associated with changes in foreign currency exchange rates on financial instruments and known commitments, including commitments for inventory purchases, denominated in foreign currencies. As of June 27, 2014, the Company held no foreign currency forward contracts.
 
Interest Rate Risk
 
The Company operates in a seasonal business and experiences significant fluctuations in operating cash flow as working capital needs increase in advance of the Company’s primary selling and cash generation season, and decline as accounts receivable are collected and cash is accumulated or debt is repaid.  The Company’s goal in managing its interest rate risk is to maintain a mix of floating rate and fixed rate debt such that permanent non-equity capital needs are largely funded with long term fixed rate debt and seasonal working capital needs are funded with short term floating rate debt or cash and cash equivalents on hand.
 
When the appropriate mix of fixed rate or floating rate debt cannot be directly obtained in a cost effective manner, the Company may enter into interest rate swap contracts in order to change floating rate interest into fixed rate interest or vice versa for a specific amount of debt in order to achieve the desired proportions of floating rate and fixed rate debt.
 
The Company held no interest rate swap contracts during the nine month periods ended June 27, 2014 and June 28, 2013 and as of June 27, 2014, the Company was unhedged with respect to interest rate risk on its floating rate debt.  The Company has fully amortized the unrealized loss related to the formerly effective interest rate swap that had subsequently become ineffective on January 2, 2009.
 
The following table discloses the location of loss reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive income (“AOCI”) into net income related to derivative instruments during the three and nine month periods ended June 27, 2014 and June 28, 2013.
                         
 
Three Months Ended
 
Nine Months Ended
 
 
June 27
 
June 28
 
June 27
 
June 28
 
Loss reclassified from AOCI into:
2014
 
2013
 
2014
 
2013
 
Interest expense
  $ -     $ -     $ -     $ 138  
 
 
 
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The effect of derivative instruments on the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations for the three months ended June 27, 2014 and June 28, 2013 was:
               
 
 
Three Months Ended
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Derivatives not designated
 as hedging instruments
Location of loss (gain)
recognized in statement of operations
June 27
2014
 
June 28
2013
 
Foreign exchange forward contracts
Other expense (income), net
  $ -     $ (10 )
                   
 
The effect of derivative instruments on the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations for the nine months ended June 27, 2014 and June 28, 2013 was:
               
 
 
Nine Months Ended
 
Derivatives not designated as
hedging instruments
Location of loss (gain)
recognized in statement of operations
June 27
2014
 
June 28
2013
 
Foreign exchange forward contracts
Other expense (income), net
  $ -     $ 59  

15       FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENTS
 
Fair value is defined as the exchange price that would be received for an asset or paid to transfer a liability (an exit price) in the principal or most advantageous market for the asset or liability in an orderly transaction between market participants on the measurement date. Valuation techniques used to measure fair value must maximize the use of observable inputs and minimize the use of unobservable inputs. A fair value hierarchy has been established based on three levels of inputs, of which the first two are considered observable and the last unobservable.
 
· Level 1 - Quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities. These are typically obtained from real-time quotes for transactions in active exchange markets involving identical assets or liabilities.

· Level 2 - Inputs, other than quoted prices included within Level 1, which are observable for the asset or liability, either directly or indirectly. These are typically obtained from readily-available pricing sources for comparable instruments.

· Level 3 - Unobservable inputs, where there is little or no market activity for the asset or liability. These inputs reflect the reporting entity’s own assumptions of the data that market participants would use in pricing the asset or liability, based on the best information available in the circumstances.

The carrying amounts of cash, cash equivalents, accounts receivable, and accounts payable approximated their fair values at June 27, 2014, September 27, 2013 and June 28, 2013 due to the short term maturities of these instruments. When indicators of impairment are present, the Company may be required to value certain long-lived assets such as property, plant, and equipment, and other intangibles at their fair value.

Valuation Techniques

Rabbi Trust Assets
Rabbi trust assets are classified as trading securities and are comprised of marketable debt and equity securities that are marked to fair value based on unadjusted quoted prices in active markets.  The rabbi trust assets are used to fund amounts the Company owes to certain officers and other employees under the Company’s non-qualified deferred compensation plan.  The mark to market adjustments are recorded in “Other expense (income), net” in the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations.

Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets
In assessing the recoverability of the Company’s goodwill and other indefinite lived intangible assets, the Company estimates the future discounted cash flows of the businesses to which such goodwill and intangibles relate.  When estimated future discounted cash flows are less than the carrying value of the net assets and related goodwill, an impairment test is performed to measure and recognize the amount of the impairment loss, if any.  In determining estimated future cash flows, the Company makes assumptions regarding anticipated financial position, future earnings, and other factors to determine the fair value of the respective assets.  This calculation is highly sensitive to changes in key assumptions and could result in a future impairment charge.  The Company will continue to evaluate whether circumstances and events have changed to the extent that they require the Company to conduct an interim test of goodwill.  In particular, if the Company’s business units do not achieve short term revenue and gross margin goals, an interim impairment test may be triggered which could result in a goodwill impairment charge in future periods.
 
 
 
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During the nine months ended June 27, 2014, the Company evaluated its business components for the purposes of identifying reporting units to reflect the recent acquisition of the Jetboil business into other components of the Outdoor Equipment segment.  Accordingly, the reporting units of the Outdoor Equipment segment were re-aligned to include a Consumer reporting unit and a Commercial and Government reporting unit.
                         
The following table summarizes the Company's financial assets measured at fair value as of June 27, 2014:
 
                         
   
Level 1
   
Level 2
   
Level 3
   
Total
 
Assets:
                       
     Rabbi trust assets
  $ 11,026     $ -     $ -     $ 11,026  
                                 
The following table summarizes the Company's financial assets measured at fair value as of September 27, 2013:
 
                                 
   
Level 1
   
Level 2
   
Level 3
   
Total
 
Assets:
                               
     Rabbi trust assets
  $ 8,948     $ -     $ -     $ 8,948  
                                 
The following table summarizes the Company's financial assets and liabilities measured at fair value as of June 28, 2013:
 
                                 
   
Level 1
   
Level 2
   
Level 3
   
Total
 
Assets:
                               
     Rabbi trust assets
  $ 8,263     $ -     $ -     $ 8,263  
Liabilities:
                               
     Foreign currency forward contracts
    -       79       -       79  
 
The effect of changes in the fair value of financial instruments on the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations for the three months ended June 27, 2014 and June 28, 2013 was:
               
 
Location of (income) loss
Three Months Ended
 
 
recognized in Statement of
June 27
 
June 28
 
 
Operations
2014
 
2013
 
Rabbi trust assets
Other expense (income), net
  $ (490 )   $ (1 )
Foreign currency forward contracts
Other expense (income), net
    -       (10 )
 
The effect of changes in the fair value of financial instruments on the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations for the nine months ended June 27, 2014 and June 28, 2013 was:
 
               
 
Location of (income) loss
Nine Months Ended
 
 
recognized in Statement of
June 27
 
June 28
 
 
Operations
2014
 
2013
 
Rabbi trust assets
Other expense (income), net
  $ (998 )   $ (439 )
Foreign currency forward contracts
Other expense (income), net
    -       59  


 
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During the 2014 third fiscal quarter, the Company recorded impairment on a tradename held by the Outdoor Equipment - Consumer reporting unit, reducing its fair value to $3,400.  The fair value of the tradename was determined using a relief from royalty method under the income approach which uses projected revenue allocable to the tradename and a royalty rate at which it is assumed a market participant would be willing to incur as its cost in order to manufacture a branded product.  During the same quarter, the Company proceeded to Step 2 of the goodwill impairment test to estimate the impairment loss on goodwill held by the Outdoor Equipment - Consumer reporting unit using a discounted cash flow analysis to estimate reporting unit fair value.  As a result, the Company recorded estimated impairment on goodwill of $6,475, reducing its fair value to $0.   The measurement of the impairment loss is currently an estimate and has not been finalized because the valuation of unrecognized intangible assets of the reporting unit to help determine the implied fair value of goodwill is in process.  See further discussion of the impairment analyses at “Note 10 – Acquisition.”
 
As a result of the impairments described above, a $8,475  pre-tax charge was included in “Goodwill and other intangible assets impairment” in the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations in the Outdoor Equipment segment during the three and nine month periods ended June 27, 2014.
 
The following table summarizes the Company's assets measured at fair value on a non-recurring basis as of June 27, 2014 and the losses recognized as a result of this measurement in the three and nine month periods then ended.  The assets and losses were all included in the Outdoor Equipment segment:
 
   
Level 1
   
Level 2
   
Level 3
   
Losses incurred
 
                         
Goodwill
  $ -     $ -     $ -     $ 6,475  
Tradename
    -       -       3,400       2,000  
 
There were no assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a non-recurring basis in periods subsequent to their initial recognition for the nine month period ended June 28, 2013.
 
16       NEW ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued authoritative guidance in February 2013 that amended the presentation of accumulated other comprehensive income and clarifies how to report the effect of significant reclassifications out of accumulated other comprehensive income.  The guidance requires footnote disclosures regarding the changes in accumulated other comprehensive income by component and the line items affected in the statements of operations.  The Company adopted this updated authoritative guidance effective as of September 28, 2013, the beginning of its first quarter of fiscal 2014.  The adoption of this updated authoritative guidance resulted in an additional footnote disclosure but had no effect on our financial condition, results of operations or cash flows.

In May 2014, the FASB issued authoritative guidance under ASU 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers,  which supersedes existing revenue recognition requirements and provides a new comprehensive revenue recognition model.  The underlying principle of the new standard requires entities to recognize revenue to depict the transfer of promised goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects what it expects to receive in exchange for those goods or services.  This ASU will be adopted by the Company during the first quarter of fiscal 2018.  The Company is currently evaluating the impact that this standard will have on the consolidated financial statements.
 
17       SEGMENTS OF BUSINESS
 
The Company conducts its worldwide operations through separate business units, each of which represents major product lines. Operations are conducted in the United States and various foreign countries, primarily in Europe, Canada and the Pacific Basin. The Company had no single customer that represented more than 10% of its total net sales during either of the nine month periods ended June 27, 2014 or June 28, 2013.
 
Net sales and operating profit include both sales to customers, as reported in the Company's accompanying Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations, and interunit transfers, which are priced to recover cost plus an appropriate profit margin. Total assets represent assets that are used in the Company's operations in each business segment at the end of the periods presented.
 
 
 
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A summary of the Company’s operations by business unit is presented below:
                           
   
Three Months Ended
   
Nine Months Ended
   
   
June 27
   
June 28
   
June 27
   
June 28
 
September 27
   
2014
   
2013
   
2014
   
2013
 
2013
Net sales:
                         
Marine Electronics:
                         
Unaffiliated customers
  $ 79,904     $ 73,445     $ 209,887     $ 214,769    
Interunit transfers
    105       127       177       232    
Outdoor Equipment:
                                 
Unaffiliated customers
    15,729       14,802       35,071       33,312    
Interunit transfers
    21       20       36       46    
Watercraft:
                                 
Unaffiliated customers
    19,658       18,986       38,285       39,535    
Interunit transfers
    67       68       117       87    
Diving
                                 
Unaffiliated customers
    21,599       22,304       56,849       61,124    
Interunit transfers
    207       271       722       749    
Other / Corporate
    243       235       414       406    
Eliminations
    (400 )     (486 )     (1,052 )     (1,114 )  
Total
  $ 137,133     $ 129,772     $ 340,506     $ 349,146    
Operating profit (loss):
                                 
Marine Electronics
  $ 14,196     $ 13,188     $ 30,276     $ 33,528    
Outdoor Equipment
    (4,946     2,061       (4,561     2,017    
Watercraft
    2,002       1,314       (29 )     (910 )  
Diving
    1,561       1,901       2,315       3,982    
Other / Corporate
    (3,481 )     (2,331 )     (10,031 )     (8,320 )  
    $ 9,332     $ 16,133     $ 17,970     $ 30,297    
Total assets (end of period):
                                 
Marine Electronics
                  $ 129,037     $ 125,868   $111,459
Outdoor Equipment
                    35,650       41,758  
 43,630 
Watercraft
                    32,981       39,770  
 27,810 
Diving
                    80,026       73,483  
 70,810 
Other / Corporate
                    31,037       25,810  
 34,641 
                    $ 308,731     $ 306,689   $288,350
 
 
 
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18       ACCUMULATED OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
 
The changes in AOCI by component, net of tax, for the three months ended June 27, 2014 were as follows:
                   
(thousands)
Foreign Currency Translation Adjustment
 
Unamortized Loss on Defined Benefit Pension Plans
 
Accumulated
Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)
 
Balance at March 28, 2014
  $ 24,035     $ (4,216 )   $ 19,819  
Other comprehensive income before reclassifications
    1,614       -       1,614  
Amounts reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive income
    -       166       166  
Tax effects
    -       (63 )     (63 )
Balance at June 27, 2014
  $ 25,649     $ (4,113 )   $ 21,536  
 
The changes in AOCI by component, net of tax, for the nine months ended June 27, 2014 were as follows:
                         
(thousands)
Foreign Currency Translation Adjustment
 
Unamortized Loss on Defined Benefit Pension Plans
 
Accumulated
Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)
 
Balance at September 27, 2013
  $ 23,789     $ (4,423 )   $ 19,366  
Other comprehensive income before reclassifications
    1,860       -       1,860  
Amounts reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive income
    -       499       499  
Tax effects
    -       (189 )     (189 )
Balance at June 27, 2014
  $ 25,649     $ (4,113 )   $ 21,536  
 
                       
 
The reclassifications out of AOCI for the three month period ended June 27, 2014 were as follows:
           
         
Statement of Operations
(thousands)
       
Presentation
Unamortized loss on defined benefit pension plans
         
Amortization of loss
 
$
 166 
 
Cost of sales / Operating expense
Tax effects
   
 (63)
 
Income tax expense
Total reclassifications for the period
 
$
 103 
   
 
The reclassifications out of AOCI for the nine month period ended June 27, 2014 were as follows:
           
         
Statement of Operations
(thousands)
       
Presentation
Unamortized loss on defined benefit pension plans
         
Amortization of loss
 
$
 499 
 
Cost of sales / Operating expense
Tax effects
   
 (189)
 
Income tax expense
Total reclassifications for the period
 
$
 310 
   
 
 

 
 
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Item 2     Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
 
Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations (“MD&A”) includes comments and analysis relating to the results of operations and financial condition of Johnson Outdoors Inc. and its subsidiaries (collectively, the “Company”) as of and for the nine month periods ended June 27, 2014 and June 28, 2013. All monetary amounts, other than share and per share amounts, are stated in thousands.
 
Our MD&A is presented in the following sections:
 
·  
Forward Looking Statements
·  
Trademarks
·  
Overview
·  
Results of Operations
·  
Liquidity and Financial Condition
·  
Contractual Obligations and Off Balance Sheet Arrangements
·  
Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

This discussion should be read in conjunction with the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements and related notes that immediately precede this section, as well as the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 27, 2013 which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on December 6, 2013.
 
Forward Looking Statements
 
Certain matters discussed in this Form 10-Q are “forward-looking statements,” and the Company intends these forward-looking statements to be covered by the safe harbor provisions for forward-looking statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and is including this statement for purposes of those safe harbor provisions. These forward-looking statements can generally be identified as such because they include phrases such as the Company “expects,” “believes,” “anticipates,” “intends” or other words of similar meaning. Similarly, statements that describe the Company’s future plans, objectives or goals are also forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those currently anticipated.

Factors that could affect actual results or outcomes include the matters described under the caption "Risk Factors" in Item 1A of the Company’s Form 10-K which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on December 6, 2013 and the following:  changes in economic conditions, consumer confidence levels and discretionary spending patterns in key markets; the Company’s success in implementing its strategic plan, including its targeted sales growth platforms and focus on innovation; litigation costs related to actions of and disputes with third parties, including competitors; the Company’s continued success in its working capital management and cost-structure reductions; the Company’s ongoing success in meeting financial covenants in its credit arrangements with its lenders; the Company’s success in integrating strategic acquisitions; the risk of future writedowns of goodwill or other long-lived assets; the ability of the Company’s customers to meet payment obligations; movements in foreign currencies, interest rates or commodity costs; fluctuations in the prices of raw materials or the availability of raw materials used by the Company; the success of the Company’s suppliers and customers; the ability of the Company to deploy its capital successfully; unanticipated outcomes related to outsourcing certain manufacturing processes; unanticipated outcomes related to litigation matters; and adverse weather conditions. Shareholders, potential investors and other readers are urged to consider these factors in evaluating the forward-looking statements and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements included herein are only made as of the date of this filing. The Company assumes no obligation, and disclaims any obligation, to update such forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.
 
 
 
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Trademarks
 
We have registered the following trademarks, which may be used in this report: Minn Kota®, Cannon®, Humminbird®, LakeMaster®, Silva®, Eureka!®, Jetboil®, Old Town®, Ocean Kayakä, Necky®,  Extrasport®, Carlisle®, SCUBAPRO® and SUBGEAR®.
 
Overview
 
The Company is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of branded seasonal outdoor recreation products used primarily for fishing, diving, paddling and camping.  The Company’s portfolio of well-known consumer brands has attained leading market positions due to continuous innovation, marketing excellence, product performance and quality.  The Company’s values and culture support innovation in all areas, promoting and leveraging best practices and synergies within and across its subsidiaries to advance the Company’s strategic vision set by executive management and approved by the Company’s Board of Directors.  The Company is controlled by Helen P. Johnson-Leipold, the Company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, members of her family and related entities.
 
Highlights
 
Net sales of $137,133 for the third fiscal quarter of 2014 increased by 6% from the same period in the prior year due in large part to a shift in pacing of customer orders as a result of harsh winter weather conditions experienced across much of the US during the first half of the Company’s fiscal year.  Despite the uptick in the third quarter, net sales for the year to date period ended June 27, 2014 still lag the same period in the prior year by 2.5%.  In addition to the shift in pacing of orders, delayed shipments of new products and challenging economic conditions across all segments also contributed to the year over year decline.
 
A decline in projected cash flows for the Jetboil® brand triggered interim impairment testing of the Outdoor Equipment-Consumer reporting unit’s intangible assets which resulted in impairment charges to the Outdoor Equipment segment of $8,475 during the third fiscal quarter of 2014.  The Company’s $1,600 cash recovery from the Jetboil® indemnity escrow offset some, but not all, of the negative effect of these non-cash charges.
 
Seasonality
 
The Company’s business is seasonal in nature. The second and third fiscal quarters fall within the Company’s primary selling season for its outdoor recreation products.  The table below sets forth a historical view of the Company’s seasonality during the last three fiscal years.
       
   
Year Ended
 
   
2013
   
2012
   
2011
 
Quarter Ended
 
Net
Sales
   
Operating
Profit
   
Net
Sales
   
Operating
Profit
   
Net
Sales
   
Operating
Profit
 
December
    21 %     6 %     19 %     -17 %     19 %     -8 %
March
    31 %     49 %     31 %     65 %     32 %     65 %
June
    30 %     63 %     31 %     66 %     30 %     67 %
September
    18 %     -18 %     19 %     -14 %     19 %     -24 %
      100 %     100 %     100 %     100 %     100 %     100 %

 
 
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Results of Operations
 
The Company’s net sales and operating profit (loss) by segment for the periods shown below were as follows:
             
   
Three Months Ended
   
Nine Months Ended
 
   
June 27
   
June 28
   
June 27
   
June 28
 
   
2014
   
2013
   
2014
   
2013
 
Net sales:
                       
Marine Electronics
  $ 80,009     $ 73,572     $ 210,064     $ 215,001  
Outdoor Equipment
    15,750       14,822       35,107       33,358  
Watercraft
    19,725       19,054       38,402       39,622  
Diving
    21,806       22,575       57,571       61,873  
Other / Eliminations
    (157 )     (251 )     (638 )     (708 )
Total
  $ 137,133     $ 129,772     $ 340,506     $ 349,146  
Operating profit (loss):
                               
Marine Electronics
  $ 14,196     $ 13,188     $ 30,276     $ 33,528  
Outdoor Equipment
    (4,946     2,061       (4,561     2,017  
Watercraft
    2,002       1,314       (29 )     (910 )
Diving
    1,561       1,901       2,315       3,982  
Other / Eliminations
    (3,481 )     (2,331 )     (10,031 )     (8,320 )
Total
  $ 9,332     $ 16,133     $ 17,970     $ 30,297  

See “Note 17 – Segments of Business” of the notes to the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for the definition of segment net sales and operating profit.
 
Net Sales
 
Consolidated net sales for the three months ended June 27, 2014 were $137,133, an increase of $7,361 from the prior year third quarter.
 
Marine Electronics net sales were $80,009 for the three months ended June 27, 2014 which represents a 9% increase over net sales in the same period in the prior year of $73,572.  The increase was due primarily to pacing of new product shipments in the current year.
 
Net sales for the three months ended June 27, 2014 for the Outdoor Equipment business were $15,750 compared to $14,822 in the prior year.  The increase of $928 was due primarily to an increase in sales of military tents.
 
Net sales for the third fiscal quarter for the Watercraft business were $19,725 versus $19,054 in the same period of the prior year.  The $671 increase from the prior year was due primarily to strong new product sales in the U.S. offset in part by the loss of international sales resulting from global restructuring.
 
Diving net sales were $21,806 for the three months ended June 27, 2014 which was a decrease of $769 from the third fiscal quarter of the prior year.  The decrease was due primarily to delays in new product shipments and weak diving markets in key regions.
 
Consolidated net sales for the nine months ended June 27, 2014 were $340,506, a decrease of $8,640, or 2.5%, compared to $349,146 for the nine months ended June 28, 2013.
 
Net sales for the nine months ended June 27, 2014 for the Marine Electronics business were $210,064, down $4,937, or 2%, from $215,001 during the first nine months of the prior year.  A slow start to the fiscal year due to harsh winter weather conditions experienced across much of the U.S. was the primary driver of the decrease in net sales year over year.
 
 
 
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Net sales for the Outdoor Equipment business were $35,107 for the current year to date period, an increase of $1,749, or 5%, from the prior year net sales during the same period of $33,358.  The increase was driven primarily by an increase in sales of military tents and incremental Jetboil sales occurring in the current year to date period.
 
Net sales for the first nine months of fiscal 2014 for the Watercraft business were $38,402, a decrease of $1,220, or 3%, compared to $39,622 in the prior year period.  The decrease was driven primarily by the loss of international sales resulting from the Company’s global restructuring of certain of its Watercraft operations.
 
Diving net sales were $57,571 for the nine months ended June 27, 2014 versus $61,873 for the nine months ended June 28, 2013, a decrease of $4,302, or 7%.  Delayed shipments of new products and challenging diving markets in key regions contributed to the year over year decrease.
 
Cost of Sales
 
For the three months ended June 27, 2014, cost of sales was $81,314 versus $75,435 in the same period of the prior year.  The increase over the prior year was due primarily to the increased sales volume for the same period.
 
Cost of sales for the nine months ended June 27, 2014 was $205,912, a decrease of $999 from the same prior year period.  The decrease versus the prior year period was driven primarily by lower sales volume in the current year to date period.
 
Gross Profit Margin
 
For the three months ended June 27, 2014, gross profit as a percentage of net sales was 40.7% compared to 41.9% during the quarter ended June 28, 2013.
 
Gross profit as a percentage of net sales declined from 40.7% in the prior year to date period to 39.5% during the nine months ended June 27, 2014.  For both the three and nine month periods, new pricing strategies in certain business segments, which were implemented to enhance the Company’s competitive position, and inefficiencies resulting from producing at less than optimal capacity both drove the decrease in gross profit as a percentage of sales in the current fiscal quarter and year to date periods.
 
Operating Expenses
 
Operating expenses for the quarter ended June 27, 2014 were $46,487 versus $38,204 in the prior year.  The increase was due primarily to goodwill and other intangible assets impairment charges of $8,475 (offset in part by the $1,600 cash recovery from the Jetboil® indemnity escrow), higher sales volume-driven expenses, higher health care costs and higher deferred compensation expense which is a function of net investment gains on the related assets in the current year quarter.  This deferred compensation expense is offset entirely by the actual investment gains recorded in “Other (income) expense, net” on the accompanying Statement of Operations.
 
Operating expenses were $116,624 for the nine months ended June 27, 2014 compared to $111,938 in the prior year nine month period.  This $4,686 increase was driven primarily by goodwill and other intangible assets impairment charges of $8,475, higher health care costs and higher deferred compensation expense in the current year, offset in part by the $1,600 cash recovery from the Jetboil® indemnity escrow, lower sales volume-related expense, lower restructuring costs and lower incentive compensation expense.
 
Operating Profit
 
Operating profit for the three months ended June 27, 2014 was $9,332 compared to operating profit of $16,133 in the third quarter of the prior year.  Higher sales volume in the current year quarter was not enough to overcome goodwill and other intangible assets impairment charges and increased health care costs resulting in lower operating profit in the current year quarter.
 
Operating profit on a consolidated basis for the nine months ended June 27, 2014 was $17,970 compared to operating profit of $30,297 in the prior year period, a decrease of $12,327.  Lower gross profit for the nine months ended June 27, 2014 occurring as a result of the factors described above in addition to impairment charges and higher operating expenses in the current year were the primary drivers of the decline in operating profit year over year.
 
 
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Interest
 
Interest expense was $196 for the three months ended June 27, 2014 versus $186 for the three months ended June 28, 2013.  For the nine months ended June 27, 2014, interest expense totaled $711 compared to $1,110 for the nine months ended June 28, 2013.  This decrease in interest expense was primarily due to lower interest rates in the current year and lower principal balances in the current year.
 
Interest income for each of the three and nine month periods ended June 27, 2014 and June 28, 2013 was less than $100.
 
Other Expense (Income)
 
Other income for the three months ended June 27, 2014 was $952 compared to other expense of $451 for the three months ended June 28, 2013.  For the three months ended June 27, 2014, foreign currency exchange gains were $290 compared to losses of $426 for the three months ended June 28, 2013.  Foreign currency forward contracts resulted in gains of $11 for the three months ended June 28, 2013.  The Company had no foreign currency forward contracts during the fiscal third quarter of fiscal 2014.  Net investment gains and earnings on the rabbi trust assets related to the Company’s non-qualified deferred compensation plan were $522 in the three month period ended June 27, 2014 compared to $32 in the prior year third fiscal quarter.
 
Other income for the nine months ended June 27, 2014 was $1,087 compared to other expense of $71 for the nine months ended June 28, 2013.  For the nine months ended June 27, 2014, foreign currency exchange losses were $315 compared to losses of $536 for the nine months ended June 28, 2013.  The Company’s foreign currency forward contracts resulted in losses of $59 for the nine months ended June 28, 2013.  The Company had no foreign currency forward contracts during the first nine months of fiscal 2014.  Net investment gains and earnings on the rabbi trust assets related to the Company’s non-qualified deferred compensation plan were $1,231 in the nine month period ended June 27, 2014 compared to $669 in the nine month period ended June 28, 2013.
 
Income Tax Expense
 
The Company’s provision for income taxes is based upon estimated annual effective tax rates in the tax jurisdictions in which the Company operates.  The Company’s effective tax rate for the three months ended June 27, 2014 was 53.5% versus 12.0% in the corresponding period of the prior year.  The effective tax rate for the nine months ended June 27, 2014 was 46.1%, compared to 21.7% in the corresponding period of the prior year.
 
The increase in the Company’s effective tax rate for the three and nine months ended June 27, 2014 versus the prior year periods was primarily due to current period goodwill impairment with no tax benefit in addition to the reversal of a valuation allowance on foreign tax credits and the retroactive enactment of the research and development credit during the prior year period which expired in the current year period.
 
Net Income
 
Net income for the three months ended June 27, 2014 was $10,105, or $0.40 per diluted common class A and B share, compared to net income of $13,654, or $1.37 per diluted common class A and B share, for the corresponding period of the prior year.
 
Net income for the nine months ended June 27, 2014 was $9,909 or $0.70 per diluted common class A and B share, compared to net income of $22,838, or $2.30 per diluted common class A and B share, for the corresponding period of the prior year.
 
Liquidity and Financial Condition
 
Cash, net of debt, was $44,223 as of June 27, 2014 compared to $24,214 as of June 28, 2013.  The Company's debt to total capitalization ratio was 4% as of June 27, 2014 compared to 8% as of June 28, 2013.  The Company’s total debt balance was $7,916 as of June 27, 2014 compared to $17,464 as of June 28, 2013.  See “Note 13 – Indebtedness” in the notes to the Company’s accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements for further discussion.
 
 
 
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Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts, were $80,036 as of June 27, 2014, an increase of $4,142 compared to $75,894 as of June 28, 2013.  The increase from the prior year was due primarily to the increase in sales volume in the current quarter as a result of a shift in the pacing of customer orders that resulted in an increase in orders during the fiscal third quarter.
 
Inventories, net of inventory reserves, were $71,496 as of June 27, 2014, a decrease of $3,714 compared to $75,210 as of June 28, 2013.
 
Accounts payable were $34,561 at June 27, 2014, an increase of $5,730 compared to $28,831 as of June 28, 2013.  The increase was driven primarily by more effective payable strategies and business mix.
 
The Company’s cash flow from operating, investing and financing activities, as reflected in the Company’s accompanying Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows, is summarized in the following table:
             
   
Nine Months Ended
 
(thousands)
 
June 27
2014
   
June 28
2013
 
             
Cash provided by (used for):
 
 
       
Operating activities
  $ 6,813     $ 2,458  
Investing activities
    (8,450 )     (26,358 )
Financing activities
    (3,113 )     7,848  
Effect of foreign currency rate changes on cash
    1,195       (1,174 )
Decrease in cash and cash equivalents
  $ (3,555 )   $ (17,226 )

Operating Activities
 
Cash provided by operations totaled $6,813 for the nine months ended June 27, 2014 compared with $2,458 during the corresponding period of the prior fiscal year.  The increase was driven primarily by a reduction in inventory levels in the current year versus an inventory build in the prior year offset in part by lower net income in the current year to date period.
 
Amortization of deferred financing costs, depreciation and other amortization charges were $7,887 for the nine month period ended June 27, 2014 compared to $7,482 for the corresponding period of the prior year.  Impairment charges in the nine month period ended June 27, 2014 totaled $8,475.  There were no impairment charges in the prior nine month period.
 
Investing Activities
 
Cash used for investing activities totaled $8,450 for the nine months ended June 27, 2014 and $26,358 for the corresponding period of the prior year.  The Company used cash of $15,420 for the purchase of Jetboil during the nine months ended June 28, 2013.  There were no such acquisitions in the current year to date period.  Cash usage in the current and prior year nine month periods related to capital expenditures was $9,826 and $10,938, respectively.  The Company’s recurring investments are made primarily for software development and tooling for new products and enhancements on existing products. Any additional expenditures in fiscal 2014 are expected to be funded by working capital or existing credit facilities.
 
Financing Activities
 
Cash flows used for financing activities totaled $3,113 for the nine months ended June 27, 2014 compared to cash flows provided by financing activities of $7,848 for the nine month period ended June 28, 2013. The Company made principal payments on senior notes and other long-term debt of $416 during the nine month period ended June 27, 2014.  For the nine month period ended June 28, 2013, the Company made principal payments on senior notes and other long-term debt of $393.
 
 
 
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JOHNSON OUTDOORS INC.
 
The Company’s term loans have a maturity date of September 29, 2029.  Each term loan requires monthly payments of principal and interest. Interest on the aggregate outstanding amount of the terms loans is based on the prime rate plus an applicable margin.  The interest rate in effect on the term loans was 5.25% at June 27, 2014.
 
The aggregate term loan borrowings are subject to a pre-payment penalty.  The penalty is currently 6% of the pre-payment amount, and the penalty will decrease by 1% annually on the anniversary date of the effective date of the loan agreement.
 
On September 16, 2013, the Company and certain of its subsidiaries entered into a credit facility with PNC Bank National Association and certain other lenders.  This credit facility consists of a Revolving Credit Agreement dated September 16, 2013 among the Company, certain of the Company’s subsidiaries, PNC Bank National Association, as lender and as administrative agent, and the other lenders named therein (the “Revolving Credit Agreement” or “Revolver”).  The Revolver has an expiration date of September 16, 2018 and provides for borrowing of up to an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $90,000 with an accordion feature that gives the Company the option to increase the maximum seasonal financing availability subject to the conditions of the Revolving Credit Agreement and subject to the approval of the lenders.  The Revolver imposes a seasonal borrowing limit such that borrowings may not exceed $60,000 from the period June 30th through October 31st of each year under the agreement.  Balances carried on the Revolving Credit Agreement of $60,000 or less may be repaid at the Company’s discretion at any time through the maturity date.
 
The interest rate on the Revolver resets each quarter and is based on LIBOR plus an applicable margin.  The applicable margin ranges from 1.25 percent to 2.00 percent and is dependent on the Company’s leverage ratio for the trailing twelve month period.
 
The Revolver is secured with a first priority lien on working capital assets and certain patents and trademarks of the Company and its subsidiaries and a second priority lien on land, buildings, machinery and equipment of the Company’s domestic subsidiaries.  Under the terms of the Revolver, the Company is required to comply with certain financial and non-financial covenants.  The Revolving Credit Agreement limits asset or stock acquisitions to no more than $20,000 in the event that the Company’s consolidated leverage ratio is greater than 2.5 times.  No limits are imposed if the Company’s consolidated leverage ratio is less than 2.5 times and the remaining borrowing availability under the Revolver is greater than $10,000 at the time of the acquisition.  The Revolving Credit Agreement limits the amount of restricted payments (primarily dividends and repurchases of common stock) made during each fiscal year.  The Company may declare, and pay, dividends in accordance with historical practices, but in no event may the aggregate amount of all dividends or repurchases of common stock exceed $10,000 in any fiscal year.  The Revolving Credit Agreement restricts the Company’s ability to incur additional debt and includes maximum leverage ratio and minimum interest coverage ratio covenants.
 
The Company had short-term debt of $365 as of June 27, 2014 consisting primarily of current maturities of its term loans.  As of June 28, 2013, the Company had short-term debt of $9,547 consisting of $8,998 outstanding on revolving credit facilities and current maturities of its term loans of $549.  The Company had long-term debt of